Lot Two aspect of Airport Rehabilitation Project progressing according to schedule

first_img Share Tweet Share LocalNews Lot Two aspect of Airport Rehabilitation Project progressing according to schedule by: – August 25, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img Share 32 Views   no discussions Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Energy & Ports, Mr. Lucien Blackmoore. Photo credit: GIS NewsPermanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works Lucien Blackmoore says the Lot Two aspect of the Airport Rehabilitation Project is going according to schedule.Blackmoore along with other public works officials gave the media a firsthand feedback on the project, at a site visit along the west coast on Wednesday.“We looked at the rehabilitation of the road from Pont Casse to Melville Hall. We are now doing the realignment of the section of the Pont Casse to Penrice area where we will seek to straighten and improve the vertical as well as the horizontal line of the road. A new box culvert is also being installed while widening is also taking place. We need to improve the widening of the road, also its design,” he said.He explained that extensive cuts are also being conducted in the area.“We will do some shelving and benching to minimize the incidents of slides on the road. We will also seek to improve the pavement structure of the road,” he said.He said yesterdays visit gave the media a sense of appreciation for the volume of work done on the road so far.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Lawyer for FSU QB Critical of State Attorney

first_imgFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) smiles on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State best Syracuse 59-3. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)by Kareem CopelandAssociated Press WriterTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for Florida State’s Jameis Winston criticized State Attorney Willie Meggs Sunday for his public comments about the ongoing sexual assault investigation of the Seminoles’ quarterback and for how the prosecutor has handled the probe.Tim Jansen released a statement expressing concerns that Meggs has made “extrajudicial statements” about the investigation during media interviews. Jansen accused Meggs of addressing a confidential law enforcement investigation and inferring that witnesses have been affected by “attorneys and collusion.”Jansen added that ,”We respect the immense power Mr. Meggs has in his investigative process and pray that he will objectively analyze the facts as he finds them, refrain from further extrajudicial public comment, and take all necessary steps to ensure that this matter comes to a quick resolution.“We are confident that if those steps are taken, this cloud will be lifted and Mr. Winston will be full exonerated of any wrongdoing.”When contacted Sunday evening by The Associated Press Meggs said, “I’m not going to respond to him.”The state attorney did say prosecutors are still interested in speaking with Winston, but have not.“We will certainly ask to talk to him,” Meggs said. “We can’t make people talk to us. … We can’t make suspects talk.”Meggs told the AP Saturday he is concerned that media attention has focused primarily on Winston, 19, a Heisman Trophy contender for the second-ranked Seminoles.“We have a female victim here, too, and my job is to make sure that this victim or any victim of a crime has their rights protected,” Meggs said. “… Everything is now focused on Winston and what’s going to happen to him.”The alleged victim no longer lives in Florida and Meggs also would like to interview her.Tallahassee police on Wednesday released a heavily redacted two-page incident report that does not mention Winston by name, but says the incident took place between 1:30 and 2 a.m. last Dec. 7. It describes the suspect in the sexual assault case as being between 5-foot-9 and 5-11. Winston is listed by Florida State at 6-4.The incident was reported Dec. 7, 2012, and last week Jansen said he had given officials two affidavits from eye witnesses that “completely exonerate my client.” He believed the investigation was closed months ago..The investigation became public Wednesday after several news organizations made public records requests with the police department. The case wasn’t given to prosecutors until this week. .“I have not been focusing on that,” Meggs said when asked about the amount of time before he received the case. “I will deal with that at some later time. Right now the important thing is protecting the rights of this victim and that’s what we’re focusing on.“We’ll focus on placing blame once we get all the facts.”Florida State released a statement Wednesday saying the university was aware of an investigation and noted that “there is no change in Jameis Winston’s status.”He played Saturday and completed 19 of 21 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns in Seminoles 59-3 victory to finish the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season undefeated. Florida State hosts Idaho this week, then takes on the Gators at Florida on Nov. 30 before the ACC title game on Dec. 7 in Charlotte, N.C.last_img read more

‘Almost’ Showtime is back! But the Clippers upgraded, too (July 10)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier by Bill Neal, For New Pittsburgh Courier:10—Let’s not get it twisted. You’re gonna have a real hard time even thinking about any comparison of any team today to the original “Showtime” team that featured Kareem, Magic, James Worthy, Byron Scott, A.C. Green, Michael Cooper, Jamaal Wilkes and Kurt Rambis. But what the legendary NBA organization Lakers are putting together is moving in the right direction. So much so, that Vegas already has them 50/50 to win the West with the Clippers.:09—So here’s how the West shapes up. Lakers—already with LeBron…still the best player in the game bar-none. Nevermind the craziness about Leonard and Durant, now joined by Anthony Davis, a resigned Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green and another superstar to come! By now you know that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George signed with the Clippers. Couple them with Montrezl Harrell, Landry Shamet and Patrick Beverley along with future Hall of Fame Coach “Doc” Rivers and the heat in L.A. got turned up real high.:08—The rest of the West remains interesting at best. Houston with ball-hog James Harden…just ask Chris Paul…and Eric Gordon keeps them an exciting team at best. OKC without Paul George is only a Russell Westbrook funny clothes wearing show, be mindful and know this to be truth. Golden State is not done, and they will challenge; Minnesota—no. Phoenix Suns—no. Denver—no. And New Orleans with the Zion Williamson show will not live up to the billing. Mark my word.:07—The NBA East is a bit of a toss-up. Of course, Toronto won’t be winning anything but free wings at the local KFC now that Leonard and Green are gone. I have zero clue why Jimmy Butler left the 76ers for Miami and the Heat unless of course it was for the heat on the beach. The Atlanta Hawks will continue to be the maybe team and the place where they make movies; Boston…Indiana…in a good place but, as of now, not a place to win gold. Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit are just picking up paychecks. And, if you’re one of those people that really think that the additions of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are going to take the Brooklyn Nets to the promised land, are overdoing your meds. We’re talking two years, maybe three before that dream comes true. The Knicks? Well, they’re still in New York!:06—The most important sports event in the world at this moment is the USA women’s soccer bringing home the gold in good ole USA—abusive, dominating and supreme confident fashion. Now everybody connected with this global power…pay these women what they’re due!!!.:05—Shout out to my man Greg down at the Kingsley Center. A hard-working brother that has game. He’s a big-time reader and that puts him in “The Locker Room.” Welcome aboard my brother and please keep reading.:04—Speaking of Greg…and I just was. He wanted to know the greatest basketball players in City League history. Here’s my top 15, but I could be wrong! #1. Kenny Durrett. #2. Ricky Coleman. #3. Robert “Jeep” Kelly. #4. Sam Clancy. #5. Maurice Lucas. #6. DeJuan Blair. #7. Larry Richardson. #8. Pete Gibson. #9. Larry Anderson (UNLV). #10. Kirk Bruce. #11. Maurice Stokes. #12. Clarence Hopson. #13. Ron Carter . #14. Darelle Porter. #15. DeAndre Kane. Text me your top 15, at 412-628-4856.:03—Here’s all you need to know about the Pirates. Number one—Kevin Cameron…the man that said he would not go to a Pirate game again until the team was sold, was spotted at a game recently…“What the What!” And the second thing is this—as much as we hate to admit the Bucs are in the thick of it, beating up on the Cubs and Brewers like Forty Going North! And here at the All-Star Break, the Pirates are just 2.5 games back of the first-place Cubs!:02—If you like basketball, and I know you do, you need to get your “too old to play butt” up to Ammons Rec Center in the Hill and watch the future stars; and take a few dollars with you so you can donate to the program. Darelle Porter and Dr./Coach Karen Hall have brought Ozanam all the way back. Call Ammons for game times.:01—As always and forever, the most important thing in life for you to do is to vote…and vote Donald Trump out!!!:00—GAME OVER.last_img read more

AVB fights to keep job – report

first_imgThe Daily Mail suggest Andre Villas-Boas is battling to keep his job as Chelsea manager.Club owner Roman Abramovich was at the Blues’ training ground on Saturday and Villas-Boas is understood to be ‘shaken’ by the visit, the paper says.Villas-Boas: ‘Shaken’It is claimed Abramovich spent half an hour with Villas-Boas demanding to know his tactics for the following day’s game against Manchester United, and spent the same amount of time in the dressing room speaking to the players after Sunday’s 3-3 draw.Meanwhile, England boss Fabio Capello’s public statement that he disagreed with the FA’s decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy dominates the news.The Daily Telegraph say Capello has put his future on the line with his show of support for the Chelsea defender.Mark Hughes may speak to Joey Barton about the player’s recent Twitter posts regarding Terry’s court case. (Related story: QPR boss may speak to Barton over tweets)And the Daily Mirror say Hughes could ban Barton from using Twitter altogether.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Defending State Champs prepare for 2018 season

first_imgDefending state champion Fortuna High varsity football is preparing for its 2018 campaign and returning quarterback Zac Claus, now in his senior season, knows his team will be playing with a target on their backs.“Everyone will give us their best shot this season because we won state last year,” Claus said. “I’m super excited to get this year started.”Fortuna beat Katella in the 2017 Division 5-A California Interscholastic Federation State Championship game 54-33, concluding what was a 14-2 …last_img read more

Your Research is Mostly Call Reluctance

first_imgAn email from one reader asked what research he might do that would allow him to gain the commitment of time from his prospects. This is to overestimate the value of researching, and it is to misunderstand what it takes to gain a commitment for a first meeting (which is covered in greater detail in The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales).The Limits of ResearchThere is very little that you can learn about your prospective client through research that will cause you to gain an appointment with your prospective client.You may want to look at their work history to discern what they’ve done in the past, which may help you understand what kind of roles they’ve had in the past, and you may also find things they are proud of having done. You can look at their education, and you might be able to find some connection, like the fact that your prospective client went to the same university as your brother in law. On LinkedIn, you can see what groups someone belongs to, you can see what they found valuable enough to post, and you can see what their interests are, none of which is very helpful when it comes to gaining a commitment for a meeting.What comes next is going to be painful for some of you:You are researching your client because you have call reluctance. You have call reluctance because you don’t know what to say to gain an appointment, and you are searching for some way to make it easier. But if you already don’t know what to say, then saying, “You went to the same University as my brother in law,” is only going to make things worse for you.The key to gaining a commitment is having something worth trading time to acquire.What Are You Trading for Time?When you are asking for an appointment, what you know about your client specifically is not as important as what you know about them generally. Your dream client isn’t likely to meet with you because you stalked their social media to learn things about them personally. They’re going to meet with you because you have something of value to trade for that meeting.To gain the commitment of time, it’s much easier to trade what you can teach your prospective client about their business, about their opportunities, about their challenges, and about the decisions they are going to need to make in the not too distant future.Later, Do Your ResearchWhen you are prospecting, you need to do the minimal viable amount of research about your prospect, and the maximum research necessary to have a commanding disparity when it comes to business acumen and situational knowledge. Once that appointment is scheduled, however, you need to do more research, the kind of research that gives you some greater clues as to who you are meeting with before you have that meeting.last_img read more

London Olympics: Ranomi Kromowidjojo wins gold in women’s 100m freestyle gold

first_imgRanomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands blazed to gold in the women’s 100m freestyle swimming on Thursday, setting a new Olympic record. Kromowidjojo, who led the time sheets this year, posted 53.00 for gold but was not happy with her performance.”I thought it was a great race but it wasn’t my best time ever this season. So, I’m not really satisfied about the time,” she said.”A gold medal is a gold medal, so I’m really happy about my performance and being Olympic champion.”Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus sneaked in for silver in 53.38 ahead of Chinese Tang Yi, who clocked 53.44.America’s Missy Franklin, who held much promise, finished a disappointing fifth.last_img read more

Astronomers detect a fast rotating group of stars in our galaxy

first_img Citation: Astronomers detect a fast rotating group of stars in our galaxy (2016, November 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-11-astronomers-fast-rotating-group-stars.html Explore further The discovery was made by a team of researchers led by Jason Hunt of the University College London, U.K. They have combed through the Tycho-Gaia astrometric solution (TGAS) data included in data release 1 (DR1) from ESA’s Gaia satellite. The spacecraft is completing a survey of one billion stars in our galaxy and local galactic neighborhood, measuring their positions with an accuracy of microarcseconds.”We wanted to examine the speed with which the stars rotate around the Galaxy, and for that, we need velocity in three directions. We have never been able to explore local galactic dynamics in such detail because very few stars have had reliable distance estimates. This first data release provides distance estimates for around 2 million stars in the solar neighbourhood, and the next data release will have over one billion! This is a substantial improvement on the previous mission, Hipparcos, which provided measurements for about 150,000 stars,” Hunt told Phys.org.He noted that this fast rotating group of stars was difficult to pick out because Gaia DR1 only provides velocities in two directions across the sky, and not line-of-sight velocity toward and away from us. However, by looking directly toward or away from the galactic center, it was possible to approximate the rotation velocity.The astronomers calculated that the newly detected group of stars is rotating faster than the sun by about 20 km s−1. Moreover, they found that the stars in this fast rotating group are rotating significantly faster than the mean rotation of the stars.Trying to explain these distinct velocities, the team assumed that they are caused by one of the two major spiral arms of the Milky Way – the Perseus Arm. The results indicate that stars which are behind the spiral arm, and at the pericenter of their orbits, experience an extended period of acceleration from the gravitational potential of the Perseus Arm.”This extended period of acceleration causes them to move significantly faster than the other stars. We also know that this will either occur at one point along the spiral arm if the arm moves as a wave with a constant pattern speed through the disc, or it will occur all along the arm if the spiral arm moves with the same velocity as the stars, which is predicted by computational models based on the gravitational interaction of stars, called N-body simulations,” Hunt said.The team’s research supports both of the competing theories of spiral arm dynamics mentioned by Hunt. However, it favours slightly the theory seen in N-body simulations in which the arm moves with the same speed as the stars, because the scientists found that the feature remains unchanged at increasing distance from the sun.”The quantity of data and the observational errors involved mean we cannot say for certain whether this is the case. We cannot observe further along the arm with the current data,” Hunt noted.The scientists hope that data shedding some new light on this case could be delivered by Gaia’s data release 2 (DR2), scheduled to be published in November 2017. The increased quantity and quality of data in DR2 will allow the researchers to observe further along the spiral arm and determine whether this group is present along the entire spiral arm, or present towards the galactic anti-center.”If it’s present all along the arm it will be strong evidence for the type of transient reforming spiral arm created in the models, and if it is only present just outside the solar radius where we observed it in this work, it will be strong evidence for the theory that spiral arms travel as density waves through the disc,” Hunt concluded. © 2016 Phys.org Virtual Milky Way Barred Spiral Milky Way. Illustration Credit: R. Hurt (SSC), JPL-Caltech, NASA (Phys.org)—European astronomers have spotted a group of stars with high rotation velocity residing outside the solar radius in our Milky Way galaxy. According to a paper published Nov. 2 on arXiv.org, this group, which moves significantly faster than the majority of other stars, could provide essential information about stellar dynamics. More information: Fast rotating group of stars observed in Gaia TGAS: a signature driven by the Perseus arm? arXiv:1611.00761 [astro-ph.GA] arxiv.org/abs/1611.00761 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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