The Ministry of Public Works resumes work on phase two of The Rosalie to Petite Soufriere Road

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews The Ministry of Public Works resumes work on phase two of The Rosalie to Petite Soufriere Road by: – April 1, 2011 Ericson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public WorksRecommencement of phase two of the Rosalie to Petite Soufriere road resumed on March 28, 2011 and is on-going. The construction of the twenty-five million EC dollar new road is a grant funded project and covers 4.16 kilometres of road work.Officials from the Ministry of Public Works sat with GIS on Wednesday to discuss updates on the construction of this road. Ericson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public Works said that excavation and drainage work are part of phase two.“We have received one million US dollars (US$1 000 000.00) for continuation of works on this project and have engaged a Venezuelan company, Inversiones JJ, LLC, to undertake these works. We will be undertaking works from both ends. There will be some drainage works to be done on the Rosalie end and following that, within two (2) weeks, we will shift all of the resources to the Petite Soufriere end. So, we expect to see quite a lot of excavation works taking place on the Petite Soufriere end. We intend to excavate close to 1.1 kilometre of road.”Lewis said that currently, only a track exists and once the road is complete, many benefits are expected to be derived as a result of the construction of this new road.“The link road is one of the missing links along the eastern zone of Dominica. Once that is done, we can almost say that the road network will be continuous right through the island. Of course, there are advantages for tourism development, housing, agriculture and joining the community of Petite Soufriere will be a tremendous improvement in our road network.Given the nature of the landscape from Pond Cassé going back to Rosalie, you have some tall cliffs. If there were any slides, that road would act as a possible diversion. Right now if there are any slides along that road, one would have to use the Petite Savanne/Grand Bay link road. Therefore there are numerous advantages of constructing this road and it is going to be a pretty piece of infrastructure when it is completed.”Project Engineer, Adam St. Ville said that the communities of Rosalie and Petite Soufriere should benefit tremendously from this link road. “As we can see, the distance from Rosalie to Petite Soufriere via the new road will be only be 4.16 kilometres, whereas, if we have to pass via Castle Bruce it is between twenty to thirty kilometres. Some of the benefits, as we know that area is a fishing community and persons from the south east: La Plaine down to Grand Fond can benefit. They can easily pass through that road to get access to fish and so on.”by Emmanuel Jospeh Sharecenter_img Share 36 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Arteta provides updates on Chambers, Xhaka

first_img Loading… Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has provided an update on the fitness of Calum Chambers and Granit Xhaka. Arteta is ready to make his mark Neither player is fit to play at present. The Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Chelsea, and must now get ready for a New Year’s Day game against Manchester United. But Xhaka and Chambers may be absent for that clash.Advertisement Speaking about Xhaka, Arteta told the club website: “He played at Bournemouth, he played really well, he was very committed, he played a really good game. “After the game he started to feel ill. He had a temperature and he wasn’t feeling good. “The last two days he’s been in bed. That’s why he’s not been selected.” Read Also:Arteta: Why we lost against Chelsea And on Chambers: “The doctors are assessing him. The first feeling he got, it wasn’t very positive.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Barkley vows to show Lampard he learned from ‘mistakes’

first_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Ross Barkley admits he must become smarter in the era of the smartphone.Advertisement Read Also:Probe finds no evidence of racial abuse aimed at Chelsea star“When you are on holiday or away, you need the right people around you.“I have made that mistake and it won’t happen again but it will happen to young players in the future.“We all make mistakes but it is about being aware.”Barkley was also filmed dancing topless in a Dubai nightclub in November.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img The Chelsea midfielder is trying to get back in favour with boss Frank Lampard after being photographed in unsavoury situations this season. An FA Cup goal on Sunday against Nottingham Forest in his first game since mid-October has helped with his on-the-field reputation.But it is off the pitch where work needs to be done.Lampard was most upset after Barkley was pictured being escorted to a cash machine by police in order to pay an irate taxi driver in his hometown of Liverpool in September — the night before he was due to train with the team.Barkley said: “It is that ten seconds when you are not looking like a professional, when you have got to let your hair down but then you can’t forget about your job.“It was unfortunate of me to get caught in that position and it will happen many times to players because you know what phones are like nowadays.“I am just keeping my head down and it won’t happen again.‘EVERYONE WANT TO CATCH YOU OUT’“It’s a big lesson. You have got to be aware of your surroundings when you let your hair down. It is just more about being with the right company.“When you play in the Premier League, you are a high-profile player, so it is about keeping low-key and switched on.“Nowadays you have to be careful, because everyone is wanting to catch you out.last_img read more

Minister sets sight on reviving Pankshin, Mambila training camps

first_imgRelatedPosts Military arrests leader, 10 suspected members of a notorious cult group in Jos Unknown persons rip open tummy of 18-month-old in Plateau COVID-19: Plateau research team develops herbal cure The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has directed coaches of long distance races to come up with proposals for renovating the training camps in Pankshin, Plateau State and Mambila, Taraba State to acceptable standards.The Minister, who gave the directive at a virtual meeting with the coaches, the private sector and other stakeholders, also tasked them to initiate the revival of long-distance races. The coaches were also mandated to scout for talents, camp current runners and develop training programmes.They are also to audit the training camps in Mambila and Pankshin to ascertain the extent of renovation needed to bring it up to the desired standard.Dare said: “Following from this meeting, you will put forward a proposal as a team.“That proposal should contain what is needed to bring back the two camps.“I am sure we can conduct an audit. “I am sure some of you know what is needed to bring back Pankshin and Mambila.“Once we see that plan, we can now slice that plan up into two or three stages: what is needed in the short run to activate it quickly to start developing these talents, with the Olympics in view.“In that proposal, we need to also have your idea about the coaches, we need to have your idea about the training templates, as much as possible, so that proposal should determine and put forward what is needed.“You are the expert in this area, and I am sure that you can give us a proposal that is tight but also allows us to do something in the short term and then go ahead to do the medium term and then the long term.“The resources we have are not unlimited, they are limited. “But the ministry will leverage on what it can get and as we prepare the 2021 budget, I will make sure that long distance gets a very close attention.”In what is the first consultations in this direction, Prof. Ezra Gunen, Tony Osheku, Stephen Nuhu and Timon Gunen, Nigeria’s 5,000m record holder as well as Directors of the Sports Ministry joined the meeting to provide insights into long distance races and how best to improve Nigeria’s ranking.Tags: Long Distance RacingMambila Training CampMinister Sunday DarePankshin Training CampPlateau StateTaraba Statelast_img read more

Time running out for Bremen’s Bundesliga survival bid

first_imgRelatedPosts Fortuna Duesseldorf relegated after final day defeat, Werder Bremen into playoff EPL: Wolves sink Aston Villa Final day Bundesliga drama awaits Werder, Leverkusen Werder Bremen have spent only one season outside the Bundesliga since it was launched in 1963 and while their run of 13 home matches without a win had left them deep in relegation, troubled club officials are not throwing in the towel.Werder, who played more Bundesliga games (1,896) than any other team, were second from bottom with 25 points from 30 games, three points behind Fortuna Duesseldorf in the promotion-relegation playoff berth. They were also six points away from safety – Mainz in 15th place.Werder went down 1-0 at home to VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday and their next home game does not offer much hope – against Bayern Munich on June 16 where the leaders could secure the title.But before that, Bremen traveled to bottom side Paderborn on Saturday and coach Florian Kohfeldt knew the turnaround must start there.“We have four games to achieve the realistic goal of avoiding relegation. What gives us courage – as strange as it may sound – is the … table. We are not seven or eight points behind, but only three. And we still have four games, so you can catch up three points,” the 37-year-old said.Frank Baumann, the clubs’ sporting director, had not lost faith in his young coach. “I think our chances are still alive, but the bottom line is that only the results count. We’ll give everything and fight until the last game,” he added.Bremen won the last of their four championships in 2004 and narrowly missed out on a Europa League place last season.Kohfeldt said he expected Milot Rashica to return from an ankle injury and Niclas Feullkrug was also set to return next week for the first time since September.The 27-year-old made a good start to the season with two goals and one assist in the first four games before suffering a cruciate ligament injury.“It’s the strikers who we are looking to, to make the difference,” the coach added. Reuters/NAN.Tags: BundeligaRelegationWerder Bremenlast_img read more

GFA/Stag Premium League: Police beat Flamingo 3-0, Camptown edge Northern Rangers 2-1

first_img—- triple-header slated for today at GFCPOLICE beat Flamingo 3-0 and Camptown edged Northern Rangers 2-1 when action in the Georgetown Football Association (GFA)/Stag Premium League continued on Friday last at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground with a double-header.The victories for both GFC and Camptown are the two teams’ second consecutive wins since the tournament got underway last weekend at the same venue.Shemar Fraser opened the scoring for Police with a 32nd minute goal and Rawle Haynes sealed the issue with a brace in the 80th and 85th minutes.In the feature game, Shane Jones and Oriel Small found the back of Northern Rangers’ net in the 8th and 19th minutes respectively, while Devon Jason pulled one back for Northern Rangers.When the tournament got underway one week ago, Police’s Fraser, Kester Dundas, Dwayne Jacobs and Travis Jones were the members of the lawmen’s team in their 4-1 win against Riddim Squad.On the same day, Richie Richards netted a brace for Camptown in his team’s 2-1 win against Pele.Meanwhile, the $2M cash prize tournament will continue today at the same venue with a triple-header which will see Pele taking on Santos in the feature game from 20:00hrs, while the curtain raiser from 16:00hrs pits homeside GFC and Black Pearl. The second game on the day’s card features Riddim Squad and Beacon.On the opening day of the tournamernt, beacon trounced Black Pearl 4-1, while Pele lost by a 1-2 margin to Camptown and Santos brushed aside Northern Rangers 3-0.Camptown and Police are joint points’ leaders with six points each from two victories each. However, Police has a plus six-goal difference as against Camptown’s plus two-goal difference.Beacon and Santos who will both be in action today in second round fixtures, are jointly placed in second place with three points from one match eachThe winning team in the competition will receive $1M, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will earn $500,000, $300,000 and $200,000, respectively.last_img read more

Hamilton favourite for 2018 title and knighthood

first_imgMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton has been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite for next year’s Formula One championship, with the Mercedes driver also a 4/1 shot to be knighted in Britain’s New Year’s honours list.Hamilton became Britain’s most successful Formula One driver after clinching his fourth title in Mexico on Sunday.Bookmakers William Hill have Hamilton as 15/8 favourite for the 2018 drivers championship, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at 3/1 and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at 10/3.Verstappen won Sunday’s race, the third triumph of the 20-year-old’s career.Formula One has driver knights in Stirling Moss, generally regarded as the greatest never to win a championship, and triple world champion Jackie Stewart. Team principal Frank Williams and co-founder Patrick Head also have the honour.Hamilton has the MBE, a lower rung of the multi-tiered British awards system, and went to Buckingham Palace to receive it from the Queen.When asked about the chances of a knighthood, the 32-year-old winner of 62 races said he had always wanted to go back to the palace.That would be the greatest honour, to firstly be invited back,” he said. “I try to represent England in the best way I can. If that at some stage is recognised by the Queen then I’d be incredibly honoured.”Hamilton wrapped the British flag around him as he celebrated on Sunday and has made much of his journey against the odds from an under-privileged background in the commuter town of Stevenage, north of London.His paternal grandfather was an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Grenada.“I wonder what the people who were at my school are thinking. There’s a couple of teachers who said you’re never going to amount to anything so I wonder what they’re thinking now,” he had mused on Sunday.“I wonder if they’re thinking ‘I helped that young lad’. Or are they thinking ‘you know what, I regret what I said. And I’ve grown from it’? I hope that’s really the case.”Olympic athletics gold medallist Mo Farah and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray are also sporting Sirs but the Scot has emphasised he still wants to be called by his first name.Hamilton joked he would be the opposite, if such a situation ever happened.“I would enforce it. To everyone. To friends, everyone. I think it’s such an honour,” he laughed. “I’ve got friends who are Sirs and I call them Sir. When I get a text, I‘m like ‘Yes Sir.’ It’s unique and why not live it in all its beauty?.” By Alan Baldwinlast_img read more

Broncos’ Ja’Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns

first_imgWilkinson subbed for James on the right side last year but the Broncos wanted him to compete with incumbent left tackle Garett Bolles during training camp this summer, a plan that was crimped by Wilkinson’s left foot operation.Already the Broncos are planning to have two new starters on the O-line: free agent guard Graham Glasgow and rookie center Lloyd Cushenberry III.___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ August 3, 2020 James played just 63 snaps in his first season in Denver after the Broncos signed him to a deal that included $32 million in guarantees. He got hurt on the 10th play of the season, in the opener at Oakland, and didn’t return until midseason when he tore scar tissue and the meniscus in his right knee. He returned in December but only played the first half at Houston as his knee kept buckling on him. Although coach Vic Fangio often was mystified by James’ injury and slow recovery, he never put him on injured reserve. James said in December that he didn’t need surgery but was eager to bounce back in 2020 to show his team and its fans he was worth the big contract he signed.“To the Denver Community, these first two years weren’t what I expected them to be when arriving here,” James said in his Twitter statement. “I know you don’t know me well and a false narrative was painted of me last year due to comments made about my injury, but I am invested in this city and my team. “I look forward to the future we have here, but in that same breath, I’m even more invested in my family. Everyone make sure to stay positive through these crazy times and enjoy your loved ones. I hope 2021 will be a better year for all of us. Take care of yourselves, because ultimately, health is wealth.” More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Right tackle Ja’Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he’s opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns.The Broncos were counting on their headliner from last year’s free agent class to bounce back from a balky right knee that limited him to just three appearances in 2019 after signing what was at the time the biggest contract ever for a left tackle, $51 million over four years.Elijah Wilkinson could be in line to fill in for James for a second straight season, although Wilkinson is still recovering from offseason foot surgery.center_img James tweeted that while it was a difficult decision to skip the upcoming season, it was the right one for him and his family.“There’s just too much unknown about this virus and about plans handling it going forward,” James wrote. “My wife and I were blessed with our newborn son May 22 and he’s now my top priority. Although I worked all offseason and invested in my body to bounce back and have a great year on the field, it’s just not worth risking the health of my loved ones. “I’ve seen this virus already hospitalize one of my family members and hope to not have that happen again,” James added. “We can’t live in fear or just confine ourselves just to our homes but we all have to make the right conscious choices and navigate through day to day life to protect our neighbors.”James wished the NFL well as it navigates the COVID-19 crisis.“All my brothers around the league, I pray for you and your families’ safety throughout the season and rest of this pandemic,” James wrote. Broncos’ Ja’Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns Associated Press last_img read more

Soccer defeats Colorado

first_imgSenior forward Leah Pruitt scored the only goal in USC’s 1-0 win over Colorado on Thursday. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The Women of Troy pulled off a narrow 1-0 victory in Boulder against Colorado Thursday to improve their record to 15-1-1 on the season.The game remained close until the end. Senior forward Leah Pruitt scored the lone goal just 24 minutes into the game. The goal started with movement from redshirt sophomore midfielder Savannah DeMelo as she found sophomore midfielder Tara McKeown at the top of the box. McKeown then looked to freshman forward Penelope Hocking, who put a shot on goal to force a save. Pruitt was there to get the rebound and find the back of the net — marking her 11th goal of the season. Pruitt leads the team in points with 30, and has the second most goals behind Hocking. Pruitt also sits in the top four in the Pac-12 in goals scored. The Buffaloes posed a threat in the final minutes of the match when the ball hit the post on a one-on-one chance. Luckily for the Women of Troy, redshirt keeper Kaylie Collins grabbed the ball on the rebound to prevent the Buffaloes from scoring. The save allowed the Trojans to claim their sixth win, and end the game notching five saves.The Trojans managed to log 20 shots, 12 on target. Colorado, on the other hand, struggled with only 5-of-13 shots on goal.The win against Colorado marks the fourth season that the team has secured at least 15 victories under head coach Keidane McAlpine. McAlpine has once again proved his pedigree as one of the top soccer coaches in the nation. Following their victory over the Buffaloes, the Trojans will travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utes Sunday for another Pac-12 matchup.Utah has been inconsistent this season, holding a record of 8-8-1. They fell to the Bruins Thursday night by a score of 5-1. Utah has had mixed results throughout the season. They beat Washington State 2-1 when the Cougars were No. 7 in the nation, but they also lost to Oregon 1-0. It will be interesting to see how the Utes fare against the Trojans following a 10-goal weekend from the Women of Troy.Throughout the season, Utah has scored 22 goals and have conceded 20. The Utes average over a goal per game, and, after their blowout loss to the Bruins, concede a little over a goal per game as well. The clash will be interesting since the Trojans score nearly three goals a game and concede less than half a goal per game.The Utes will need senior midfielder Paola Van Der Veen — their most notable player — to play her A-game. Van Der Veen, originally from the Netherlands, has earned 16 points this season for the Utes, scoring seven goals and notching two assists. Junior forward Ireland Dunn also cannot be overlooked, as she is the creative spark for the team with a total of 15 points from 4 goals and seven assists. The Utes’ impressive defensive record can be attributed to junior goalkeeper Carly Nelson who saves over 80 percent of the shots she faces. Both Nelson and USC’s redshirt sophomore keeper Kaylie Collins have similar save percentages of over 80 percent. Nelson, however, has faced nearly twice as many shots on goal than Collins.Overall, Utah will be a force to be reckoned with. McAlpine has said past that every Pac-12 game on the road is a hard one, and Utah is no different. The Trojans will look to maintain their good form over the past few games. USC will face Utah Sunday at 11 a.m. in Salt Lake City.last_img read more

Premier League: Lampard, Klopp among nominees for Manager of the season award

first_imgChelsea manager, Frank Lampard, who guided his side to a top-four spot in his debut season as a Premier League manager, is one of four candidates shortlisted for the Premier League manager of the season. Lampard did so while having to content with the club’s transfer embargo during his first transfer window as head coach, as well as the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.Liverpool are also represented on the Manager of the Season shortlist thanks to Jurgen Klopp.The German has helped his side to win 196 points over the last two seasons and they have not lost a league game at Anfield since April 2017.Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder makes the shortlist after the Blades finished ninth in their first season back in the Premier League.Brendan Rodgers, who will take Leicester into Europe for the first time since the 2016-17 season, is the final nominee. Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more