Maria Creek Dredging About to Begin
Kingston District Council recently received Environment Protection Authority (EPA) approval for Council’s Dredging Management and Monitoring Plan (DMMP) for the Maria Creek.It is anticipated that excavation and dredging works will begin on Wednesday, 27th December 2017, reported the Council.The reason for the commencement date being Wednesday, 27th December 2017, is due to collection of mandatory baseline water testing data which is required to be completed 7 days prior to dredging works as per the DMMP, added the Council.“A road closure will be in place from Friday 22nd December 2017 to exclude vehicles and pedestrians from a portion of Marine Parade and adjacent reserves (being from the northern side of the boat wash down bay to the Maria Creek boat launching facility) whilst excavation and dredging works are taking place,” the Council said.To assist recreational fishers launching from the beach, Council has cleared sand build up at the following access points, Pinks Beach, Wyomi Beach, Johnson Avenue, Sailing Club, Thredgolds, Toops Road and Long Beach.[mappress mapid=”24712″]
REDjet issue still up in the air
By Cathy LashleyBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Matters involving the Barbados-based airline REDjet being allowed to fly into Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica are still up in-the-air.So said Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as the topic of regional air transportation became one of the items on the agenda of day two of formal meetings of the 32nd regular meeting of the heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) being held in St Kitts and Nevis.Speaking to members of the media following Sunday’s closed-door business session, Stuart said that the issue was being treated as “one of urgency”.“We’ve all agreed on that and I expect that we should be able to get this matter resolved as quickly as possible. But, it is not going to be resolved at this conference. It’s going to be resolved after we leave this conference- we’ve been doing the necessary follow-up,” he explained.The prime minister said: “I do not know that we have made the kind of progress which I’d hoped for, and for the very simple reason that it is clear to me that the government of Trinidad and Tobago is committed to ensuring that the interests of its airline are not undermined. And, the government of Jamaica, which entered into an agreement with the government of Trinidad and Tobago, does not feel able to renege on any commitments it gave to the government of Trinidad and Tobago, in respect of not undermining the integrity of the relationship between those two countries, insofar as regional air transportation is concerned. That is not another way of saying, let me make it very clear, that the REDjet issue is a dead one – we’re not saying that at all.”He indicated that regional leaders had agreed on a course of action that would involve the governments of Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica. The prime minister pointed out, however, that they were still awaiting the support of the government of Trinidad and Tobago.In light of this, Stuart told members of the media “the explanation given, of course, was that there is a new Minister of Transport, new Minister of Civil Aviation in Trinidad and Tobago and that Prime Minister [Kamla Persad-Bissessar] could not commit herself to a course of action without discussing the matter both with her Cabinet and with him. But, we agreed on a course of action involving the three governments, and I expect that once the course of action on which we agreed has been properly pursued and the results made known, that there should be no further obstructions in the way of Redjet flying to Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and wherever else.”Heads of government also focused on agriculture and regional food security in the Caribbean during Sunday’s deliberations.Caribbean News Now Share Share Tweet LifestyleTravel REDjet issue still up in the air by: – July 5, 2011 23 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share
Bahamians outraged by “shacks and huts” travel report.
Share 120 Views one comment Share Share NewsRegionalTravel Bahamians outraged by “shacks and huts” travel report. by: – May 25, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring! The torrent of Bahamian invective prompted a response from Travels.com.NASSAU, Bahamas, Friday May 25, 2012 – An American journalist who reported that “the poorest Bahamians typically create makeshift homes out of straw…” felt the full weight of Bahamian fury earlier this week.Freelance journalist Nellie Day, whose article “What types of houses do people live in the Bahamas?” was posted on the website www.travels.com, provoked howls of protest from hundreds of understandably outraged islanders who read it online.The offended Bahamians fought back, sending a barrage of blistering criticism to her Twitter feed. Others threatened to e-mail the host website and lodge complaints about the inaccuracies of the article.The deluge of righteous indignation paid off, with the website, agreeing to take down the article.In a story that read more like fiction than fact, Day also contended that “lower and lower-middle class” Bahamians dwell in “small beach shacks and huts” that are often built from “straw or wood”, materials which “are readily available along the beach” or at “industrial and retail outlets”.The article was accurate in some respects, but many readers who left comments online said they found the inaccuracies “insulting”. Some called for Day to publish an apology.On her Twitter feed, the freelancer, who is believed to be based in California, claimed she had visited and researched the Bahamas before she wrote the article.“For the record, on this Bahamian story, I have travelled to the Bahamas, I did talk to locals and I did research what other agencies had to say,” she said.Day’s “travel and research” nevertheless inspired her to state that many Bahamians make their living “farming or selling trinkets at the local straw markets” in her article. Some people jokingly commented that she must have visited the Bahamas in the 1960s.The torrent of Bahamian invective prompted a response from Travels.com.“The article in question was written by a freelance contributor, and not by a member of our staff. We have reviewed the article and determined that it does not meet the standards for our site, because of the number of factual inaccuracies in it,” a spokesperson said.“Therefore, the article has been deleted from our site. It will take time for this change to show up on all of our servers, but the article will definitely be completely removed within the next 12 hours.“We do sincerely apologise for any trouble or offense that this article caused,” the response concluded.Caribbean 360 News
Lakovic: ‘UEFA has alternatives ready’
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St. Louis students visit the Indiana Statehouse
Indianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising met with students from St. Louis Catholic School at the Statehouse recently. Students from Mrs. Jill Hollins and Mrs. Amy Weigel’s fourth grade classes toured the Statehouse and learned about state government and the role of a state senator.
Tyson Fury insists on February date with Wilder
RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury insists he is “ready for war” with Deontay Wilder despite his bloody battle with Otto Wallin on Sunday. Fury secured an unanimous decision win over Wallin in Las Vegas but suffered two deep cuts over his right eye that required 47 stitches after a bruising 12-rounder. Contracts for a rematch with WBC champion Wilder have been signed for February 22, with Fury once again calling out “The Bronze Bomber” in the aftermath of the Wallin win. His promoter Frank Warren later claimed that fight could be pushed back as a result of the injuries “The Gypsy King” suffered in the ring. But Fury insists he will be ready to go into battle. “I’m ready for war. I think it was just over 40 stitches inside and out with both the cuts,” he told BBC Sport. “Listen I’m all right. It’s boxing. You can’t go swimming and not get wet. It’s the fight game.” A trip the hospital didn’t prevent Fury from making the most of time in Vegas before heading back to the UK. “I went to the hospital, had a few stitches, went home and had an early night,” he said. “Then I’ve got up, gone to the casino, won five grand, had a few beers and now I’m going to have a few more beers.”Tags: Deontay WilderLas VegasOtto WallinTyson Fury
Montreal Impact ‘in contact’ with Chelsea over role for Didier Drogba
The club tweeted: “We are currently in contact with Didier Drogba and Chelsea FC. We are doing everything we can to have him back with the Impact in 2016. “We understand his attachment to his former club and his desire to help them. We are willing to accommodate him. “But our objective is to have him back for another season, as agreed in his contract. This situation is out of our control. “We would like to thank our supporters for their understanding and their patience.” Hiddink on Wednesday refused to be drawn on whether Drogba, who scored 104 Premier League goals for the London club, would join his backroom staff. “I worked with him five or six years ago and I was delighted to have such a professional in the squad,” the Dutchman said. “He’s a legend already in this club. The only thing is at the moment is that he’s playing in Montreal. “The official process I don’t know but I spoke openly from the bottom of my heart that huge impact players can be key for the club. “Other people have to deal with that, not me.” Montreal Impact are “willing to accommodate” Didier Drogba’s desire to help his former club Chelsea but expect the striker to return to Major League Soccer action next year. Press Association The 37-year-old Ivorian joined the Impact in July, at the end of his second spell with the Blues, and he has been successful in Canada with a haul of 11 goals from 11 appearances. The 2016 MLS season begins in March b ut Chelsea are currently talking to Montreal with a view to securing Drogba’s services in a possible coaching role under interim boss Guus Hiddink, who replaced Jose Mourinho last week.
22nd India Club Anup Lahoty Open Tennis Championship begins tomorrow
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The 22nd India Club Anup Lahoty Open Tennis Championship will be held at the India Club from January 22. Around 200 players from the different parts of the state are expected to participate in the competition which carries a scholarship of Rs One lakh.Addressing a media gathering at the India Club premises the president of the club and the chairman of organizing committee Abani Kumar Baruah today said, “There would be altogether seven events in the meet and these are U-12 boys and girls singles, U-14 boys and girls singles, U-18 boys and girls singles, U-18 boys doubles. men’s singles, men’s doubles, and ladies singles.” The media briefing was also attended by the secretary of India club Biswadeep Bora, organizing secretary Diganta Baishya and the other officials of the club.Also Read: Open Tennis Championship concludes at JorhatAlso Watch: Vivekanada Civil Service Academy inaugurated on Monday in Guwahati
Cricket News ICC assures BCCI for adequate security in the forthcoming World Cup
The ICC CEO David Richardson and ECB chief executive Tom Harrison underlined that security is an absolute priority and all necessary steps will be taken including an uplift in security if that is needed based on the advice of the security authorities in the UK. Richardson assured Johri that ICC share an excellent rapport with security and police authorities in the UK,” the BCCI official further said.The discussion on security wasn’t a part of the original agenda but on BCCI’s insistence, it has been “minuted” by the global body. The BCCI was apprised that the global body is evaluating “risk assessment” as has been the norm for all global events.There have been statements from prominent India players such Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly, urging the BCCI to boycott the June 16 World Cup group league game against Pakistan in Manchester’s Old Trafford after more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the Pulwama terror attack. However, at this point, the BCCI has taken no stand on boycotting the game as there remains a possibility that both teams may end up meeting in the knockouts as well. highlights New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday assured the BCCI that if the need arises, it will “uplift the security based on the advice of relevant agencies” to address India’s concerns during the upcoming World Cup the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. At the start of the ICC’s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) meeting, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri expressed India’s concerns about the security of its players in the mega event which is scheduled to start May 30.”On behalf of the BCCI, Rahul Johri raised concerns for the safety and security of the Indian team, match officials and the Indian Fans, at the CEC Meeting,” a senior BCCI official, privy to the development, told PTI. It is learnt that Johri told the CEC that the BCCI believes in the security being planned by the ICC and the England Cricket Board.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. ICC says security will be given if required. India will play the first game on June 6 against South Africa. India-Pakistan clash, still not clear.
Malan hits England’s first century of the Ashes series
By Ian RansomPERTH (Reuters) – Dawid Malan struck England’s first century of this Ashes series as the tourists saw off Australia’s marauding pace attack to emerge on top of an enthralling first day of the third test at the WACA on Thursday.The middle order batsman’s unbeaten 110 anchored a flourishing 174-run stand with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow (75 not out), the pair pushing England to 305 for four at the close of a glorious day in Perth.England captain Joe Root and his predecessor Alastair Cook may have failed with the bat, but the skipper won perhaps the most important contest of the day when he guessed correctly at the toss and opted to bat first.Criticised for electing to bowl in the second test defeat in Adelaide, Root was rewarded this time with three of his batsmen passing 50.Australia’s pacemen were generally superb through much of the day and breathed fire in some telling spells before the tea interval, but the quicks were let down in the field by three dropped catches.The last of them reprieved Malan on 92 off the first delivery with the second new ball from a frustrated Mitchell Starc late in the day.Coaxing a thick edge from the England number five, Cameron Bancroft dived across from third slip in front of his captain Steve Smith to grass the chance.Malan survived and raised his maiden Test century in style, pulling paceman Josh Hazlewood to the fence to trigger a standing ovation from an appreciative crowd.Bairstow, on his return to the city where he drew unwanted attention for ‘head-butting’ Bancroft at a local bar earlier in the tour, played a fine support role as he helped craft England’s biggest partnership of the series.With England resuming on 175-4 after tea, the pair’s ability to survive for nearly two sessions will have inspired Root’s team as the Ashes holders seek to claw back from a 2-0 deficit in the five-match series.They weathered some nervy moments, with Malan slashing a lofted shot just wide of Usman Khawaja at gully to move to 74.DROPPED CATCHESBairstow, promoted to sixth in the order, all but played onto his stumps during all-rounder Mitchell Marsh’s third over when on 39, but the ball skipped just over the bails after rebounding off his pads.The wicketkeeper later played a sublime glance between slip and gully for four to bring up his 18th test half-century.Earlier, opener Mark Stoneman scored 56 after twice being reprieved when he had just passed his half century.He was first dropped by Mitchell Marsh in the slips when he nicked behind off Hazlewood, before a diving Nathan Lyon was unable to complete a difficult low chance at point when Stoneman fended away another short ball from the same bowler.On the previous ball, the opener was struck on the helmet by a rising Hazlewood delivery and needed several minutes to collect himself under the attention of trainers.Root was out softly for 20, caught down the legside by wicketkeeper Tim Paine, and Stoneman followed in controversial circumstances.Paine leapt high to take a fine one-handed catch after Starc appeared to graze Stoneman’s right glove but the caught behind appeal was turned down.Australia reviewed and third umpire Aleem Dar overruled Marais Erasmus on the strength of a noise picked up on the ‘snicko’ technology.Cook’s 150th test started sourly, the 32-year-old opener lasting just 16 balls before being trapped lbw by Starc for seven.Day one at the WACA was overshadowed by spot-fixing allegations in a British newspaper. The ICC said it took the accusations “seriously” but said there was no evidence to implicate any of the match’s players or officials.ENGLAND 1st innings Cook lbw b Starc 7 Stoneman c Paine b Starc 56 Vince c Paine b Hazlewood 25 Root c Paine b Cummins 20 Malan not out 110 Bairstow not out 75 Extras (b-8 lb-2 nb-1 w-1) 12 Total (for 4 wickets, 89 overs) 305 Fall of wickets: 1-26 A. Cook,2-89 J. Vince,3-115 J. Root,4-131 M. StonemanTo bat: M. Ali, C. Woakes, S. Broad, C. Overton, J. AndersonBowling: M. Starc 19 – 3 – 79 – 2, J. Hazlewood 20 – 7 – 62 – 1(nb-1), Cummins 21 – 6 – 60 – 1(w-1), N. Lyon 19 – 4 – 61 – 0, Marsh 7 – 1 – 25 – 0, S. Smith 3 – 1 – 8 – 0.