More housing for Roseau South

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 184 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews More housing for Roseau South by: – October 4, 2014center_img Share Housing Minister, Ambrose George (file photo)A third housing initiative for the Roseau South Constituency is being given consideration. Parliamentary representative for the constituency Ambrose George says plans to utilize available lots at Charlotteville in Newtown for housing are being reviewed. “We were thinking of allocation of individual lots to the people of the area but again we are looking to see how best we can utilize the available land that the government has and to satisfy as many people as possible with their housing needs and therefore we may be going the way of apartments in the Charlotteville area,” he said. Minister George noted that discussions are ongoing with some private developers who have indicated interest in constructing the apartment buildings.He noted that the mechanisms for sale and allocation will be settled after completion of the project. Meanwhile, Mr George said the construction of two apartment buildings to in Bath Estate and Elmshall will also address the housing needs in the constituency. The apartment buildings which are expected to house 60 families are being financed through a 10 million US dollar loan from the government of the Republic of China. “We have not actually worked out the conditions under which the apartments will be allocated whether it’s by installments outright payments, lease to pay or whatever conditions”.“That will be decided on by Cabinet of course, the clients will be told about it and mechanisms will be put in place so we can allocate the apartment buildings as soon as possible,” he said. Mr George further noted that the apartments will not be at any cost however the terms under which they will be leased have not been finalized. There are sixty apartments in all, thirty-four at Bath Estate and twenty-six and Elmshall. They will include two and three bedroom units. “We are still in the phase of construction Bath Estate seems to be a little more advance than Elmshall but we are hoping that within the next few months, construction will be completed and them we will begin to look at the applications for the allocations of the apartment buildings,” he said. Dominica Vibes News Tweetlast_img read more

DEPA and EIB sign Agreement for Construction of LNG Bunkering Vessel

first_imgThe agreement was signed by Konstantinos Xifaras, Chief Executive Officer of DEPA, and Andrew McDowell, EIB Vice-President, in the presence of the President of the Board of Directors of DEPA, Ioannis Papadopoulos, who said: Sea News, February 3 “The new financing from the EIB, the largest investment arm of Europe, is yet one more vote of confidence to the growth prospects of the Greek economy and confirms the significant improvement of the investment climate. It comes in support of a crucial investment in the area of natural gas, which is at the centre of global developments, and contributes to the transformation of Greece into a regional hub.” Author: Baibhav Mishra Furthermore, this is a “green” investment, which paves the way for “cleaner” and more competitive maritime transport in the eastern Mediterranean, contributing to the reduction of the country’s environmental footprint, in accordance with the ambitious targets set by the new National Plan for Energy and Climate.” With a capacity of 3,000 cubic metres of LNG, the vessel, which is the first of its kind in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, will be supplied with LNG at Revithoussa LNG terminal and will refuel ships both in Piraeus and other ports in Greece and the wider region, supporting the shift towards green shipping with more environmentally friendly fuels, in line with the new more stringent international regulations. Following the signature of the agreement, Xifaras said: The loan is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI / Juncker Plan) and will cover 50% of the vessel’s construction cost. For the construction of the vessel DEPA has secured an additional amount of EUR 8.9 million from the European Union under the European Action entitled “BlueHUBS”, which is coordinated by DEPA and aims at expanding the use of LNG in maritime transport in the eastern Mediterranean.center_img Konstantinos Xifaras, CEO-DEPA, Andrew McDowell, Vice President-EIB, Ioannis Papadopoulos, BoD Chairman-DEPA (Image Courtesy: DEPA) Public Gas Corporation of Greece SA (DEPA) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement to finance with up to EUR 20 million the construction of a new LNG bunkering vessel for maritime use in Greece, which will be based in Piraeus. Through targeted investments, such as this one, as well as through multilevel international collaborations, DEPA supports the transition of both big ports and ships in the region to the LNG era, contributing to the protection of the environment and improving the competitiveness of Greek shipping and the ports of our country.” “The European Investment Bank is pleased to work with DEPA to support our shared goals of enabling Green Shipping in Greek and international waters. The new EIB financed vessel will provide an alternative fuel for ships in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.” McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President, said: “The new vessel will serve the supply needs not only of Piraeus but also of other Greek ports and it represents one more decisive step in DEPA’s efforts to expand the use of LNG in maritime transport in the eastern Mediterranean, thus creating an integrated and efficient LNG supply chain.last_img read more

Downtown Lowdown: Helping businesses recover from COVID

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) As downtown Farmington businesses begin to reopen with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, owners are finding help through grants, toolkits, and new city rules that allow them to do business outdoors.In this edition of Downtown Lowdown, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Kate Knight talks with Farmington Voice publisher Joni Hubred about those supports and how downtown Farmington might look in the coming weeks and months. Reported bylast_img read more

Developing Bacolodnon student-athletes

first_imgMontalbo also shared that since he has been exposed to athletics back in grade school, and now a successful businessman, he felt that discipline has been a great part of what he is right now.“So I also want to enhance the athletes in terms of their discipline and values so that they would also be prosperous later on,” said Montalbo.And, “Since I have received God’s favor to become successful, it’s time I gave back the blessings by creating a sports foundation – the JGM Dreams Foundation, to help these athletes,” he added.***After a few years of hiatus, PLDT is set to make a return to the volleyball scene as it merges with Smart Giga Hitters in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference starting on Oct. 30.PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico said PLDT, which is to be handled by Roger Gorayeb, has already confirmed its participation in the most prestigious women’s volleyball league in the country.PLDT hopes to rub its winning tradition in PSL as it taps national team members Jasmine Nabor and Gretchel Soltones as well as Aiko Urdas, Alyssa Eroa, Angel Cayuna, Czarina Carandang, Jerili Malabanan, Jorelle Singh, and Celine Domingo.Veteran Lizlee Anne Pantone and Lou Ann Latigay are also tipped to make a return after a long absence in the PSL.“We’re very glad to have them back into our family. We look forward to see them compete against the best club teams in the country and offer intense action and high level of competition,” Juico said.PLDT is one of the league’s pioneer teams. It finished fifth in the league’s inaugural conference and advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix with Kaylee Manns and Savannah Noyes of the United States serving as reinforcements.It competed in the All-Filipino Conference the following year with Suzanne Roces, Maruja Banaticla, Jemenea Ferrer, Latigay and Pantone before transferring to Shakey’s V-League and stayed there until early this year under the banner of PayMaya.This time, the team decided to make a return and test its mettle against the likes of reigning champion Petron, F2 Logistics, Foton, Generika-Ayala, Sta. Lucia Realty, Cocolife and sister team Cignal HD.“The players of PLDT have been together for quite some time. We expect them to hit the ground running and give the big guns of the PSL a serious run for their money,” Juico said./PN WITH the departure of a number of province-based players to Manila schools and universities, Bacolodnon sportsman Jose Montalbo wanted to change the scenery in terms of student-athletes in Bacolod City.Montalbo, chairman of the JGM Finance Corporation, told the Buzzer Beater on Thursday that it’s his vision that student-athletes will develop discipline and cultivate the values of hard work.“My intention is for them to stay here in Bacolod City first. To develop their skills here first before going for the big leagues or schools or universities, especially in Manila,” said Montalbo.He added: “I am happy that Manila-based schools have seen our works, and continuously scouting for athletes from our institution with the condition that these student-athletes will finish their secondary education here in Bacolod.”last_img read more

Twin-test: KTM Duke 390 vs KTM RC 390

first_imgIt is a known fact that KTM makes bikes that offer the most amount of fun for relatively little money. Fuelling this is the fact that some of its more popular models, like the Duke naked and RC sport bikes, are assembled locally in Jitra, Kedah, by its local assembly arm KTM Malaysia CKD.Suffice to say, if you had just under RM30,000 to spend on a new bike, and you wanted a proper European flavour to it instead of a Japanese one, all you are left with is KTM’s 200-series and 390-series Duke and RC models. Obviously, if you seek better power and performance, the 390-series will likely fulfil this desire.So, which of the two is best suited for you? Well, with a little help from our colleague in sister site MotoMalaya.net, we managed to secure ourselves a weekend with these two monstrous singles to find out just that.Duke 390In more ways than one, the Duke 390 is a staple product from the Austrian brand. With this ABS-equipped model carrying a basic selling price of RM24,716.98 (excluding GST, Insurance, etc.), this affordable naked has got it all – style, power, and presence.Marketed as a sporty naked or ‘roadster’, the Duke 390 is powered by KTM’s venerable fuel-injected 373.2cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder mill that makes 43hp@9,500rpm and peak torque of 35Nm@7,250rpm. All that is sent to the rear using a six-speed chain-drive manual transmission, and effortlessly propels this Duke’s 139kg (unladen) weight up to speeds.Being a standard naked, the Duke 390 dictates a more upright riding position, and this is supported by the high and wide handlebar position. That, plus the more relaxed position of the footpegs, makes riding the Duke 390 a fairly easy and comfortable affair, whilst the low 800mm seat height welcomes just about anyone to astride it.The downsides to this naked are relatively few and predictable. These include the lack of wind protection, plus the excess engine vibration felt in the handlebars, footpegs, and seat. Let’s also not forget the embarrassing soundtrack of that stock under-swept silencer exhaust, and this single-cylinder mill’s relatively high amounts of heat getting into your legs sans fairings.Besides that, this is one Learner-friendly bike after all, boasting a taut and compliant suspension setup for a decently comfortable ride. Newbies would be glad to know that it is fairly easy to modulate the Duke 390’s ABS-equipped single disc brakes front and aft. And, unlike the supersport-bodied RC390 twin, the Duke 390 is less of chore to ride should you adopt it as a daily commuter.If the inaugural KTM 390 Duke Battle Malaysia held throughout last year has taught us anything, the Duke 390 is no slouch when in the right hands of a race rider. If anything, that combination of the seemingly neutral riding position, taut and compliant suspension, and that thumpy single-cylinder mill’s torque-rich nature of the Duke 390 is something many riders would appreciate as it stands as the perfect starter base to hone one’s riding skills further.Overall, it isn’t a bad naked in its own right, sporting slightly better performance and abilities as compared to a similarly priced twin-cylinder 250cc Japanese-made naked rival. However, if you looking for all-out speed and performance, the Duke 390 naked simply won’t cut it. Literally. This is where the Duke’s sport-bodied twin, the RC 390, comes into its own prime.RC 390The RC-series is relatively new to our market, having been launched sometime late last year. Like the Duke, it can be had in RC 200 or RC 390 forms, sporting the same 199.5cc and 373.2cc single-cylinder powertrains found in the Duke 200 and Duke 390 respectively. In this case, our RC 390 shares a similar powertrain package as the Duke 390 naked.Again, the Duke’s winning formula at being an affordable, relatively powerful, and stylish product is replicated in the RC series. The ABS-equipped RC 390 featured here carries a basic sticker price of RM 25,660.38 sans GST, Insurance, etc. – roughly RM1,000 more expensive than the equalling Duke 390.However, unlike the Duke 390, the sport-bodied RC 390 boasts a stylish fairing design, coupled with a pair of twin projector headlamps up front, plus LED daytime running lights and tail lamp. The difference between the 390-series Duke and RC are pretty stark, especially when you take note of the different front suspension’s angle, taller seat, slimmer profile, and the unmistakable sport-style handlebars and footpeg position.If you thought the Duke 390 was already quick to begin with, then the RC 390 takes things a few notches higher thanks to its faired body design being more slippery when cutting the air. The sport-style riding position does mean that one needs to beef up with upper body strength and support should you wish to commute daily with it.Daily commute astride the RC 390 isn’t impossible really, but it is something we’d highly not recommend because of its raised seat height of 820mm, the harder spring and dampers, not to mention the apparent amount of vibration coming through the footpegs and seat. Instead, the RC 390 literally lives up to the Austrian brand’s “Ready To Race” motto, and comes into its prime when unleashed out on the open roads and twisty B-roads.In a sense, the RC390 feels pretty much like a track-ready bike. In RC 390 form, the Duke 390’s qualities as an agile and nimble handling bike its sharpened further, with this RC 390 feeling a lot more chuck-able in the bends. In all honestly, this is one bike that begs you to clip each and every corner apex it meets with your knee ¬¬– it really is a lean, mean, orange cornering machine. If you’ve always wanted a starter track bike for the weekends, then this is it really.The only other issue to deal with here besides the less comfortable sport-style riding position is again that embarrassing soundtrack of the under-swept exhaust silencer.VerdictBoth bikes meet their respective purposes brilliantly, making choosing between the two even harder really. But, if you preferred an easier ride for daily urban commutes without loosing out on power, then the Duke 390 naked is the one to have. But if you don’t mind the slight back pain every once in a while for something fast and extremely nimble in the bends, then the RC 390 will satisfy your needs to knee-down at every corner it meets.Check out our extensive gallery below, or visit the official BikesRepublic.com Facebook page to see more photos from out KTM Duke 390 vs KTM RC 390 twin test.Also, don’t forget to check out what our colleague at MotoMalaya.net has to say about the RC 390.BikesRepublic.com test-rider’s gear provided by Winmaster Sdn Bhd Shark S700 full-face Guintoli replicaFurygan Skull Vented riding jacketFurygan AFS-110 racing glovesRyo riding sneakersSol riding backpackKTM Duke 390 Specs–Ads– KTM Duke 390 vs KTM RC 390: We pit KTM’s Duke 390 naked against its RC 390 sports twin to see what the hype is all about.last_img read more

Did the Rams just do the Browns a Giant Favor at WR?

first_imgChicago, Illinois – The 2016 NFL draft is two weeks away and it just took its first major turn as the Tennessee Titans have traded away their number one pick to the LA Rams for a slew of picks in return.While it is not guaranteed that the Rams will take Carson Wentz, it pretty much is highly likely they will.It was seen by many in the know and rumored to be true by several inside sources that the Browns were locked in on Wentz with the second pick. Now with him more than likely off the board, the decision becomes more complicated than ever.They have needs at almost every key position, however, with RG3 now on the roster, they know they can at least get through one season before drafting a franchise QB, because a healthy RG3 will be more than suitable.Sometimes things do happen for a reason, even in sports. At this point, maybe it is fate that earlier this very week Josh Gordon had his application for re-instatement denied to re-enter the NFL. Leaving the Browns even less talented at WR.This should open the door for LaQuan Treadwell, the best wide receiver coming out of the draft from The University of Mississippi. He is the physical and big receiver that the Browns sorely lacked last season. Treadwell is and All American and the 2013 SEC Freshman of the year. He has power, speed and great hands, all talents the Browns receivers lacked last year.At 6”2 and 210 pounds, he has the size that will allow him to get off the jam at the line, and also the speed to go deep. His size also makes him a key threat for post routes in the end zone. Something the Browns were awful at last year.The other key ingredient is that most mock drafts don’t have Treadwell getting picked until the teens, the Browns can make a trade, stock up on some picks and still get him mid first round. Perhaps the Rams just did the Browns the biggest favor since coming back in 1999?Time will tell……………………..You can contact Vince McKee on twitter at VinceTheAuthor Related TopicsCarmen PolicyCarson WentzCleveland BrownsLaQuon TreadwellTim Couch Vince McKeelast_img read more

UWF Hosts Kicks 4 Kids Shoe Drive

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida athletic department and the sports management club have teamed together with Soles 4 Souls to help those in need. This Saturday September 17 UWF will have a shoe drive, Kick 4 Kids, at the UWF soccer complex during the men’s soccer game against the University of Tampa. Kickoff is scheduled 7 p.m.Soles 4 Souls is a non-profit organization that donates new and used shoes and clothing, recycles donated items that are in poor condition, provides jobs and professional opportunity for those who are impoverished and less fortunate, and provides any necessary life supplies it can to those in need through donation. With the recent string of natural disasters overseas Soles 4 Souls is in need of a little support and we here at the University of West Florida believe we can provide a slight sigh of relief to the phenomenal efforts made by such an incredible organization, but we need your help. The Focus of Kicks 4 Kids is the donation of new and used shoes. The event will begin at 6p.m. and include concessions, the Argonaut Kids Club, and halftime activities. Come out and support your defending Gulf South Conference Championship men’s soccer team and make a donation that will put smiles on faces all over the world. For information on all UWF athletics visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Share UWF Hosts Kicks 4 Kids Shoe Drivecenter_img Photo by Jim Hogue last_img read more

Rohr Insists on Uzoho Between the Sticks for Eagles

first_imgSuper Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr to have a rethink on his number one choice goalkeeper for Nigeria to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this summer, the Franco-German tactician has ruled out a change in his approach heading into the tournament.The three-time African champions have struggled to fill the void created by the shock retirement of the country’s most capped player, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama in 2015, and the exit of replacement Carl Ikeme due to leukemia.Stakeholders in the country’s football have however expressed reservations over the ‘average’ performance of Uzoho at the last World Cup finals in Russia and have called on the coach to look into direction of other goalkeepers around the world but the German mentor has backed his goalkeeping trio to keep their places in the squad for continental showpiece.Uzoho’s fellow Super Eagles shot-stopper Daniel Akpeyi has himself fallen in and out of contention at Absa Premiership club Kaizer Chiefs, but despite admitting his goalkeeping concerns, Rohr is not about to call-up another goalkeeper.“We have a little challenge because our young goalkeeper Uzoho has not really played at his club this season,” Rohr told BBC Sport.“Uzoho made one mistake in the last qualifier (against Seychelles) but we gave him a chance with the youth under-23 and it was good for his confidence.“Daniel Akpeyi is playing now for a big team in South Africa and doing very well. Our third goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa too is good so we can work harder with them.“We have a good spirit as a team since the World Cup, so there’s no time to bring in new players,” Rohr concluded.Nigeria makes a return to the Africa Cup of Nations this year, having missed the last two tournaments.Meanwhile, Zimbabwe is in the process of negotiating friendly with the Super Eagles and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their build up to the continental show piece.Zimbabwe FA President Felton Kamambo, in an interview with Herald Newspapers sad plans for a warm-up game against Bafana Bafana are at an advanced stage, while they are also angling for another match against Nigeria.The date for the match against Bafana Bafana has already been set for May 26, while engagements with Nigeria are yet to reveal anything.Kamambo also said they are also courting a third team to play before they head to Egypt for the tournament, which runs from June 21 to July 19.“We are serious in our preparations for the Afcon tournament and we have quite a number of plans in place, some that I cannot talk about at the moment because of contractual agreements that first have to be met before going public,” Kamambo told The Herald.“In terms of serious friendly matches, we actually have one against South Africa that we hope will come to fruition because plans are at an advanced stage.“This is part of a joint send-off ceremony that we hope to have together with the South Africa national team that is also going to Afcon finals.“A friendly match between the two teams will be played on the 26th of May the next day after the send-off ceremony slated for the 25th. We intend to have the friendly match here, but it is yet to be finalised.“We will also go to Nigeria where we intend to play a game in Nigeria, but that is yet to be confirmed. We are still working on contractual agreements.“I think we will play three serious friendly matches that will afford the coaches a chance to fine tune their squad ahead of the tournament.”Zimbabwe are seeking to reach the AFCON knockout stage for the first time at this year’s continental showpiece.To reach that goal the Warriors will first have to navigate Group A, in which they face hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Uganda.last_img read more

Gus and Gus Eat The World Podcast Coming to NEOSI

first_imgSpreaker Radio – https://www.spreaker.com/user/thesportsfix “Gus and Gus eat the world.. and its money” – It’s a brand new #podcast recorded LIVE and UNEDITED weekly starring Ring of Honor Wrestling star Shane Taylor and J-Rocc Daddy, talking about #wrestling of all ilks, plus current affairs, social issues, #sports, #popculture, representing #Cleveland.  Shane will be taking peoples man cards when its called for, plus all sorts of random chicanery! Stitcher/ Stitcher Radio – https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=177426&refid=stpr TuneIn Radio – https://tunein.com/radio/The-Sports-Fix-s215412/ The show can be heard, followed and subscribed to immediately after it airs live on the following major listening outlets: iHeartRadio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/The-Sports-Fix-23388934/center_img The show can be heard LIVE ( and can be followed & subscribed too, as well) on Thursdays, 7 PM Eastern on: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gus-and-gus-eat-the-world-and-its-money-or-something-like-that/id648966129?mt=2 Related TopicsPodcast Vince McKeelast_img read more

Video: ESPN’s First Take on If the Cavs Will Take Game Two Against Boston Tonight

first_imgFirst Take’s Max Kellerman and guest Will Cain debate if the Cleveland Cavaliers can beat the Boston Celtics in Game 2. Related TopicsCavsCelticsNBA Playoffs Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more