Low bids put Paddington Basin sale in jeopardy

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Motorists cautioned to obey road works traffic signs

first_imgHon. Rayburn Blackmoore.Minister of Public Works, Energy Ports, Honorable Rayburn Blackmoore has issued a call for motorists to exercise more caution while traversing the West Coast Road, amidst concerns that some drivers pay little or no respect to road work traffic signs.During a site visit at Tarreau on Monday, Mr Blackmoore told the media that while motorists are generally adhering to various traffic signs along the West Coast road, complains have been received indicating that certain drivers do not adhere to these signs, putting both their passengers and construction workers lives’ at risk.“We have gotten complains of motorists knocking down signs and not stopping when they are asked to. This is not good as we are all working towards bettering the road that they themselves have to drive on”, said Blackmoore.The Minister also refuted critics who claim that the road rehabilitation project is a ‘waste of money’.“Upon completion this road network will save motorists a lot of money; less shocks and parts to buy, it will significantly reduce the length of travel time for persons living along those areas and it will allow us to have a better and more rigid road network.”Mr Blackmoore also expressed his contentment with the progress of the road works in the Tarreau area, which covers approximately 45 kilometers of roadway.Infrastructural development in Tarreau which cost approximately 25 million dollars will include a sea defense wall and sidewalk, among other infrastructure.The project is the largest single road project ever to be undertaken in Dominica and is expected to cost over $100 million, financed through the Chinese government.It is anticipated that the project which started in February 2010, will take 23 months to complete.Dominica Vibes News 12 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Motorists cautioned to obey road works traffic signs by: – August 30, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Larry J. Lutherbeck

first_imgLarry J. Lutherbeck, 70, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016.He was born Saturday, October 20, 1945 in Dearborn County, IN, Son of the late Joseph W. Lutherbeck and the late Norma L. Lowe LutherbeckHe worked as a laborer for Aurora Utilities, retiring after over 20 years of service.He was a former member of the Aurora Moose lodge, the Aurora Eagles, and the American Legion.Surviving are Sisters, Linda (Franklin) Weaver of Bennington, IN, Brenda (Richard) Rice of Williamsburg, VA, Vicki (Tim) Hussong of Aurora, IN; Uncle, Frank Lutherbeck of Broken Arrow, OK; and several neices and nephews.Friends will be received 12:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at Saturday, at 3:00 PM, following visitation with Pastor Charlie Hill officiating.Contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Northern Ireland go top of Euro 2016 qualifying group by beating Faroe Islands

first_img McGinn and Lafferty hooked up again in the second period, with the latter’s effort on the turn being blocked by Naes, before Edmundsson’s rush of blood to the head changed the contest. The striker had already been booked early on for flattening Norwood and when he clattered into the same player in the 65th minute, referee Felix Zwayer was left with little choice but to send him off. It took the visitors just six minutes to make their numerical advantage count. Again McGinn was felled on the right by Sorensen and McAuley outmanoeuvred Odmar Faero from Brunt’s inswinging free-kick to nod beyond Nielsen once more. And O’Neill’s side wrapped it up with 15 minutes remaining thanks to another Lafferty goal. He made it half a dozen for the campaign by picking up substitute Josh Magennis’ pass into him, shrugging off Nattestad and sending an unstoppable finish into the far corner. Magennis almost added a fourth himself in the final 10 minutes, Nielsen pushing his low effort against a post. But Northern Ireland climbed to the Group F summit anyway to set up a potentially historic Monday night in Belfast, where the hosts can end their 30-year absence from a major finals tournament. However, Edmundsson was dismissed for two cautions after the hour and the visitors took full advantage – McAuley nodding in from another right-wing free-kick before Lafferty fired in a third. The Faroes were undone by a two-goal blitz inside 20 minutes of the reverse fixture in Belfast last year and Northern Ireland started with a flourish here too. Gilli Sorensen lunged in on Niall McGinn as he tried to spin away and the linesman on the far side flagged for a set piece that Oliver Norwood bent into the near post. From there, McAuley stole a march on the Faroese defence and guided brilliantly beyond one-time Manchester City goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen. The first goal was quickly followed by the second in the last meeting between these two and it nearly followed a similar script 11 months on. Another Norwood set piece from the right, this time a corner, landed at McGinn’s feet and his poked effort fell the wrong side of the near post. It was far from one-traffic after that, though, and McAuley was fortunate not to slice into his own net when Solvi Vatnhamar’s right-wing centre bounced into him. While his mishap did not prove costly, Dallas’ nine minutes prior to the interval did. Jonas Tor Naes’ long throw came out to the Leeds winger and he juggled the ball back into the area, with Ragnar Nattestad latching onto it and pulling across for Edmundsson to open his body and place an effort past Michael McGovern into the far corner. The visitors might have held a half-time lead anyway had an unmarked Lafferty kept his header down when he beat Nielsen to McGinn’s delivery. Northern Ireland inched ever closer to a place in France next summer as Gareth McAuley’s brace and Kyle Lafferty’s sixth goal of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign gave them a 3-1 victory over the 10-man Faroe Islands. Three points moved Michael O’Neill’s men to the Group F summit with three game remaining after third-placed Hungary drew with previous leaders Romania, and victory over the Hungarians in Belfast on Monday would now seal Northern Ireland’s passage to a major international tournament for the first time since the 1986 World Cup. McAuley headed the visitors ahead after 12 minutes but Joan Edmundsson equalised prior to the break in Torshavn following an error from Stuart Dallas. Press Associationlast_img read more

3 Ellsworth Wrestlers Are State Runners-up

first_img Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 BELFAST — Three Ellsworth wrestlers finished as runners-up Saturday at the annual Pine Tree Wrestling League state championships at the Troy Howard Middle School.A team from Dirigo took top honors in the 22-team middle school level competition with 132.5 points and Mountain Valley was second with 116.5 points. Rounding out the top five were Fryeburg with 116, Troy Howard with 100 and Ellsworth with 77. For Ellsworth, runners-up were Robert Banner the 124-pound weight class, Robert Hall in the 190-pound class and Michael Garland in the 240-pound class. Also placing for Ellsworth were Sam Lounder, who was third in the 145-pound class and Dustin Smelley, who was fourth in the 110-pound class. For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img read more

USC researchers tackle medical issues at the Michelson Center

first_imgUSC professor Peter Kuhn speaks about his motivation for researching cancer solutions and his hope to reduce conflicts between the patient and physician over performance status. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanSince its opening, the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience has allowed USC professors and students to develop groundbreaking biomedical research.The progress of their research was presented by the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Viterbi School of Engineering at a workshop on the “Wicked Problem of Cancer and the Art of Convergence” on May 23.The event, which was held at  Michelson Hall, included a cocktail reception, a lecture by Dr. Peter Kuhn and a tour of the building. USC alumni and several members of the Board of Trustees attended the event.Following the cocktail reception, Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations Danielle Harvey Stinson addressed attendees. In her address, Stinson shed light on the research being conducted and performed at the Michelson Center.“Imagine researchers using metal detection techniques, like the ones used by mining companies and airport security, to view tumor cells on a molecular level not seen before or taking a simple blood test to tell whether or not you may have cancer,” Stinson said. “These are just two of scores of research projects in the works here in the Michelson Hall.”Stinson explained that the different approaches to research,  taken by the Michelson Center, ranging from the fields of medicine to engineering, will have a profound impact on healthcare and spur innovation in the future. “These scientists and engineers are coming together to fast track the development of new drug therapy, high tech diagnostics and biomedical devices,” Stinson said.Once Stinson made her introduction, professor Peter Kuhn discussed how researching solutions to cancer would help make the future more transparent.“We call this convergent science because we believe that cancer is indeed a wicked problem. . . a problem for which little amount of solutions currently exist,” Kuhn said. “The problem space is in fact not owned by a particular discipline. Because of this, the solution space is not yet well defined and it is certainly unclear.”Kuhn began his address by thanking research sponsors as well as  USC faculty across the different schools whom worked with the Michelson Center. He went on to speak about his motivation for cancer research and the goals of his studies at the Michelson Center.“Those of us not yet diagnosed with cancer will never really truly understand that upon diagnosis, the disease is with you for the rest of your life,” Kuhn said. “That simple fact is something that distinguishes cancer from breaking a leg. If you break a leg, you have this very simple, straightforward expectation that you will put a cast on it. The notion of curing cancer is not as simple.” Kuhn explained that there were three things to consider regarding patient care: patient health, patient forecasting and disease status. According to Kuhn, patients and physicians  often disagree over performance status. The Michelson Center, along with its partners, has developed a tool called ATOM-HP to reduce this conflict. “[ATOM-HP] will improve the interaction between the patient and the physician and it will improve the drug development process,” Kuhn said. Based on the results of clinical trials, Khun said that the tool allowed researchers to discover that patients with a low activity rate are at higher risk of unexpected healthcare events.Kuhn also addressed the audience about characterizing cancer over time and metastasis, the spread of a pathogenic agent from one location of the body to another.Presenting data obtained from breast cancer patients, Kuhn stated that there is an issue of space and time due to the different probabilities with which cancer can reach organs in the body. Using a familiar metaphor to explain the concept, Kuhn compared finding cancer cells to looking for a needle in a haystack.Kuhn ended his lecture by providing a brief description and analysis of a treatment product for prostate cancer, developed in conjunction with Epic Science Inc., a company that develops medical diagnostics on tumor cells“We have dozens of therapies available,” Kuhn said. “It is really critical that we get it right every single time, not just the first time but every single time, because every patient will benefit the most if we have choice after choice available for them throughout this journey through cancer.”last_img read more

Tom Watson – ‘Cultural change’ is key to gaining a purposeful gambling industry

first_img Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos August 3, 2020 Cross-party think-tank calls for £100 monthly limit on gambling August 5, 2020 Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has published the full transcript of his speech on gambling reforms delivered yesterday to UK ‘cross-party’ thinktank DEMOS.In his opening statement, Watson outlines his belief that the UK gambling sector’s defence of FOBTs machines through ‘unacceptable lobbying’ has seen its incumbents ‘fall beyond public accountability’.Watson states that any future Labour government ‘must audit every existing regulator to ensure that they put the interest of consumers at the heart of what they do.’Placing consumer interests and protections at the forefront of future UK gambling policies, Watson outlines that industry regulators must ensure that the sector maintains a public rationale.“Trust in markets requires consumers to be treated fairly but from rail, to energy, to financial services, it often feels like consumers are secondary in the minds of regulators who are meant to govern in their interest,”  Watson states to DEMOS audience.“Today represents the beginning of what I hope will be a more productive phase of gambling policymaking. When we think about gambling, and its place in society today, do we have an idea of what we would like it to be… Do we have a vision for change?”Addressing policy stakeholders, Watson details further insights on ‘cultural change’ as a dynamic that can change gamblings’ relationship with the UK public.“I talked about culture: a culture of gambling that is based on fairness, transparency and dignity, and never loses sight of the fact that people are more important than profits. Believing in this kind of culture is not the same thing as being either for or against gambling.”Assessing current gambling regulatory frameworks, Watson believes that a restructuring of the current ‘tripartite arrangement’ set by the 2005 Gambling Act will lead to better industry governance.“The 2005 Gambling Act was based on 3 principles: to prevent disorder and crime, to ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, and to protect the vulnerable from harm.“These are important principles. But too often they have been used by both the regulator and the industry to define what gambling should not be. They have been interpreted as punitive rather than aspirational. ““If we are to change our gambling culture, we need a structure based on transformative principles”.Watson outlines that the betting industry should strive towards ‘three new priorities’, in having a regulator that champions ‘purposeful companies’, introducing an ombudsman monitoring consumer interests/disputes and helping UK healthcare networks uphold public health concerns.Supporting change, Watson and Labour back the introduction of a mandatory 1% Gross-Gambling-Yield levy, raising a target £100 million in funds for problem gambling treatment, research and prevention.Watson states that the introduction of the mandatory levy, which has received the backing of a number of industry leaders and cross-party MPs should lead to a restructuring of current tripartite arrangements.“In no other area of government would it be reasonable to have an industry levy of over £100 million without formal processes of auditing, impact assessments, training and clinical standards attached to how that levy is spent.“We simply would not allow that to happen with other sectors. And nor should we allow it for gambling… Not when the stakes are so high”. Submit StumbleUpon Share Shadow Charity Minister praises YGAM’s ‘resilience under lockdown’ June 26, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his three children Josie Harris reportedly found dead

first_imgHarris and Mayweather dated from 1995-2010 and have three children together — sons Koraun, 20, and Zion, 18, and 15-year-old daughter Jirah. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThings weren’t always good with Harris and the boxer. Harris had previously told USA Today in 2014 that Mayweather had abused her on six different occasions. In 2010, Mayweather allegedly entered Harris’ home in Las Vegas while she was sleeping and pulled her down to the floor by hair and proceeded to punch, kick and scream at her in front of their children. According to a police report, Koraun snuck out of a back window and notified a security officer to call the cops. Mayweather was charged with domestic violence and ended up being sentenced to 90 days in jail. The former five-division world champion served 60 days of that sentence. Before her passing, Harris was involved in a $20 million defamation lawsuit against Mayweather for comments he made in a 2015 interview in which he told Katie Couric that Harris was on drugs when that incident happened.  The ex-girlfriend and mother of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s three children, Josie Harris, was reportedly found dead in her car on Tuesday evening outside her residence in Valencia, Calif. Harris was 40 years old.The Los Angeles Sheriff Department was notified at approximately 10 p.m. local time. When they arrived at Harris’ home, she was found to be unresponsive. Police say that foul play isn’t expected. The LA County Sheriff’s Department told The Athletic it is being treated as an active death investigation. Harris was in the process of writing a book to help those who have gone through domestic violence. Mayweather hasn’t commented on Harris’ passing at this time of writing.last_img read more

French referee who kicked player banned for three months

first_imgBefore Thursday’s hearing FFF president Noel Le Graet said: “He’s someone who has done a beautiful job. He has made a small mistake, that he clearly recognises. Killing him at this point achieves nothing. He’s someone who deserves respect.”There are almost no precedents for Chapron’s offence in France. In 2015, Philippe Kalt lost his chance of refereeing the League Cup final for elbowing away Adamo Coulibaly while showing a card to another Lens player. But he was back refereeing in Ligue 1 before the end of the season.Footage of Chapron’s kick went viral across the world.Nantes president Waldemar Kita, who was seen laughing incredulously after the red card was shown, said he spoke to Chapron at the end of the game.“He told me that he had never wanted to kick the player and that he had felt himself pushed in the back,” he told French television.“It’s a joke. I got 20 text messages from across the world telling me this referee is a joke.”Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier had a good view of the incident and called for the referee to be given a long ban.“He says he slipped, but I know he kicked him,” Rongier told Canal+.“I know it’s very difficult to referee but you have to question them from time to time… We do that, we get a 10-match ban.”Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | The French referee who kicked out at a player during a Ligue 1 game was Thursday handed a three-month ban by disciplinary chiefs with a further three months suspended.Tony Chapron, 45, kicked Diego Carlos of Nantes towards the end of the match against Paris Saint-Germain on January 14 after being knocked over when the pair collided.Chapron sent the player off before apologising the next day, saying Carlos had bumped into him but that his own reaction had been “clumsy” and “inappropriate”.The French Football Federation (FFF) suspended Chapron “until further notice” and the league’s disciplinary commission met Thursday in Paris with Chapron attending the two-hour proceedings with his lawyer.“The meeting took place in a calm atmosphere which was in contrast to the media lynching (around the affair),” said Samuel Chevret, the referee’s lawyer.At the time of the affair, the FFF said in a statement that Chapron had reviewed video footage of the incident and “noted that his fall had been caused accidentally”.Chapron apologised, saying in a statement to AFP: “The Nantes player, Diego Carlos, crashed into me.“At the time of the collision, I felt a sharp pain where I had recently suffered an injury. My unfortunate reaction was to stick my leg out towards the player.”Several weeks before the incident, Chapron had announced that he planned to retire from refereeing at the end of the season.He has been refereeing in France’s top flight since 2004 and has taken charge of more than 400 matches, including the French Cup final in 2014. In October, he refereed a game in the Chinese Super League.last_img read more

Ready? Stars in flux as tennis season starts

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Two decades of Federer, and still going strong As the new tennis season gets under way this weekend, several top players are in flux with questions over their form and fitness. AFP Sport looks at the varying fortunes of seven big names.Serena WilliamsADVERTISEMENT Image: Facebook/@andymurrayofficialFitness doubts linger over the British former world number one, who has also been off the circuit since July after suffering a hip injury. Murray, 30, began last season as the world number one but he has far more modest goals heading into 2018. “I want to get back to playing tennis, I want to be fit and healthy and that is what is driving me just now,” he told Sky Sports this week. “I was pretty unhealthy for most of this year and I am getting there but it is a slow process,” he added.Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka, of Belarus, holds the trophy after defeating Serena Williams in a finals match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif. Azarenka won, 6-4, 6-4. APAzarenka’s return from maternity leave this year was complicated by a custody battle over her one-year-old, which forced her to miss much of the season. With her ranking down at 210, the Belarusian former world number one has been handed a wildcard to play the Australian Open, a tournament she has won twice. However, as the legal case drags on, Azarenka announced her withdrawal from next month’s Auckland Classic for personal reasons, casting doubt over her participation in Melbourne.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not having played a match since January, and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby. Thanks to a calendar quirk, Williams moved up one spot from No. 2, swapping places with Angelique Kerber. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)The American great is attempting one of the great comebacks in sport as she returns to the court just four months after becoming a mother. Williams, who welcomed her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September, will play an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi on Saturday against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Williams, who hasn’t played since she won the Australian Open 11 months ago — while pregnant — is expected to defend her title in Melbourne next month. Williams, 36, has won an Open-era record of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, and now stands to equal Margaret Court’s all-time mark of 24. She will take heart from the example of Belgium’s Kim Clijsters, who retired for two years and started a family before winning the 2009 US Open, in what was dubbed the ‘mother of all comebacks’.Maria SharapovaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMaria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her women’s singles final match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus at the Tianjin Open tennis tournament in Tianjin on October 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZhaoRussia’s Sharapova will look for a strong start to her season at the Shenzhen Open after a mixed return to the circuit in April following a 15-month drugs ban. The five-time major-winner, one of the highest earners in women’s sport, suffered a string of early defeats before she broke through to win the Tianjin Open in October — her first title since 2015. Next month, Sharapova will play her first Australian Open since 2016 after improving her ranking to 59th. Her best Grand Slam performance of 2017 was reaching the last 16 at the US Open.Rafael NadalDefying all expectations, Nadal brilliantly revived his glory days in 2017, winning his 10th French Open and third US Open title, and finishing the season as world number one. But familiar injury doubts have made for an uncertain start to the new campaign as Nadal, 31, pulled out of the Brisbane International saying he was “not ready”. Reports have cast doubt over Nadal’s recovery from a right knee injury after he earlier withdrew from an exhibition appearance in Abu Dhabi. However, Nadal says he’ll play the Australian Open and he has made a habit of overcoming fitness problems throughout his long career. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Roger Federer Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates at match point after beating Jack Sock of the United States in their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)The 36-year-old also rolled back the years in 2017 and is showing no signs of slowing down as he builds towards his Australian Open title defence. Federer says he’s fit and ready after a “great” off-season as he returns to action at the Hopman Cup in Perth, starting on Saturday. Much will depend on the health of his ‘Big Four’ rivals, but Federer could continue to set new standards for longevity this year.Novak DjokovicSerbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 4, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERGCan the ‘Djoker’ regain his smile? King Novak ruled tennis for nearly two years until a sudden loss of form, coinciding with speculation over his private life, in mid-2016. The 12-time major-winner hasn’t played since retiring from the Wimbledon quarter-finals with an elbow injury in July, and he shapes as an unknown quantity heading into the new season. Djokovic, who has Andre Agassi in his coaching team, has his first hit-out against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in Abu Dhabi on Friday.Andy MurrayADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more