2 multi million-dollar elevators commissioned at Peters Hall overpass

first_imgTwo multi-million-dollar elevators are now operational at the Peter’s Hall overpass, East Bank Demerara (EBD), which were constructed to reduce road fatalities around that heavily trafficked area.This is according to Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson who commissioned the elevators on Friday last. He stated that the other elevators are scheduled to be up and running soon. Focus is being placed on the one at Houston, Greater Georgetown in time for the new academic year.However, five persons from the community were selected to operate the two elevators at Peters Hall.One of the newly commissioned elevator lifts at the Peters Hall overpass, EBD (DPI photo)The operators will be working a shift system from 6:00h to 14:00h and from 14:00h to 22:00h.The decision to close the lifts at 22:00h. is because there is little visibility of pedestrians after the aforementioned time.The young people will be outfitted with safety vests and radio sets. In the event of an emergency, the operators will be able to connect with their supervisor at the Demerara Habour Bridge Corporation (DHBC).Minister Patterson also charged the young operators to be respectful at all times and to treat the general public inclusive of children courteously.He noted that plans are in place to construct more overpasses in busy areas of the country.“We are working on one in the middle of Agricola. Right in front of the school… The preliminary designs are already out. That is the number one priority in my 2020 budget…we will be installing overpasses on the East Coast. I know four areas are already identified.”Meanwhile, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Jaipaul Sharma who was also present at the commissioning of the Peters Hall elevators, highlighted the increased safety the overpasses provide, as well as the employment opportunities.“We are giving back to the community. The workers here [at Peters Hall] are from the community and from each area that we have an overpass, the young people from the community will be given an opportunity to work at the facilities.”Additionally, Public Infrastructure Engineer Mark Green related that an emergency response system is in place should there be a power failure.The cost for supply and installation of each elevator is said to be $13M with each having a maximum capacity of 400kg or accommodation capacity for about five persons at a time.In April last, Government had announced that it would have been installing elevators at five pedestrian overpasses along the EBD corridor.It was further announced that two elevators each will be installed at five pedestrian overpasses located at the Houston, Eccles, Peters Hall, Providence and Diamond villages on the EBD.Since the overpasses have been completed and accessible to the public, there have been and continue to be mixed feelings about the structures.Construction of the pedestrian overpasses had commenced mid-2017.The overpasses were intended not only to reduce the high level of road carnage and enhance public safety, but to also eliminate traffic congestion along the East Bank Road, which is said to be the busiest in the country.last_img read more

Galaxy rookie Findley is fitting in

first_img“I feel good,” Findley said. “I’m getting to know the guys, I’m fitting in pretty well with the guys. I feel like I’m ready for the next level.” Which, of course, is exactly what the Galaxy expected when they chose him in the first round on Jan. 13 – after they had traded away two picks to obtain partial allocation slots for their roster. Finally at the 16th selection, Findley could exhale. “Anything can happen on draft day,” he said. “It’s crazy on draft day. Anything can happen. I just sat there and waited. It was real nerve-wracking, to tell you the truth, but when it happened it took some stress off my shoulders.” Now, matters are in his hands. The 5-foot-9, 163-pounder four- time All-Pacific-10 Conference performer has a few weeks to make his impression on the Galaxy and coach Frank Yallop, who is trying to retool an offense that went stagnant during the 2006 season. Findley, a Phoenix native who has two cousins already in professional sports – Mike Bibby of the Sacramento Kings and Shaun McDonald of the St. Louis Rams – might be one to help spark the Galaxy offensively. In 69 career games at Oregon State, he scored 28 goals, third on the school’s all-time list. He also stood out at the MLS combine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the week before the draft and as a dual citizen, has taken part in Trinidad and Tobago’s under-23 national team camp. “Robbie’s one that I would say has done well on the week,” Yallop said. “He’s stood out in the time he’s been with us. He stood out in the combine, I felt, down in Florida. And I think he has a bright future. “You never know because some players really take to professional soccer and some players struggle with it. I think Robbie has the makeup to do very well in this league. He’s not just one-dimensional. He likes to get involved obviously with the play up front, but he can play a number of positions which in this league is priceless, really.” In a league with a stringent salary cap and the Galaxy forever stretching the rule’s limits – hello, David Beckham – just being good enough might not be good enough to fit in to a particular team. Findley might have some more nervous moments down the line, but he’s determined not to allow that to enter his approach on the field. Nor does he feel any added pressure as the team’s top draft pick. “I really don’t pay any attention to that at all,” he said. “I look at it as all the other guys coming in here and trying out. I need to come out and do what I need to do still. I really don’t know what to expect. I just told myself I’m going to come in here, work hard in training camp and maybe try and earn a spot on the roster.” One of the characteristics Findley takes pride in is his composure, an attribute that was instilled in him by his college experience. After all, he had to survive four years of challenging weather in Corvallis, Ore. after growing up in the Valley of the Sun. “It was tough, being from Arizona,” he said, laughing. “It was nasty, but I got used to it. I did what I needed to do.” With the Galaxy, he rejoins his former college teammate, forward Alan Gordon, also an Arizona native. “There’s a lot of guys out here and the talent’s through the roof,” Findley said. “You’ve just got to be on top of your game, just have confidence in what you do. You’re going to mess up here and there, but you’ve just got to let it go and get it on the next one.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARSON – Robbie Findley’s head was on a swivel, eyes darting this way and that, not knowing what was coming next, the butterflies in his stomach fluttering uncontrollably. It’s that way with rookies, of course. They have no idea what’s coming next. center_img And he wasn’t even on the field yet. Having survived the MLS SuperDraft, Findley’s first week of training camp came to an end Friday, with the forward from Oregon State clearly in his element. last_img read more

Chelsea line-up v Man City: Mourinho to pack midfield in Oscar’s absence?

first_img1 Jose Mourinho will be going into Sunday’s game with Manchester City hoping it will be events on the pitch attracting the headlines.Chelsea’s preparation for the showdown between the two title favourites has been overshadowed by Mourinho’s row with his medical staff.He will also have to deal with the loss of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after his sending off against Swansea.There is also a doubt over midfielder Oscar and whether he will make the starting line-up after picking up a ‘little injury’ in training.Manchester City put in the most impressive display of all the title contenders after the first round of Premier League matches, so how will Mourinho stifle the threat of David Silva et al?Possible Chelsea XI v Man City:Goalkeeper:As if letting Petr Cech move to a title rival didn’t look bad enough (despite his shaky start to life in north London), then losing your first choice goalkeeper to a red card doesn’t make it any better.Asmir Begovic, however, is a more than capable replacement and has established himself as one of the best goalies in the league over the past decade.Defence:Act surprised if you see one of these four dropped at any point during the season.Together they formed the tightest defence in the league last season, but will have to do well to keep out the likes of Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.Midfield:This is probably the area where the game will be won and lost and that is why Mourinho will be more inclined to pick Ramires ahead of the doubtful Oscar.Ramires adds more energy, running and industry than his compatriot and is consequently often picked for the big games against other members of the top four, especially when away from home.Nemanja Matic, meanwhile, will be tasked with the unenviable mission of keeping Silva and Yaya Toure quiet – something West Brom couldn’t manage, much to their peril.Attack:Diego Costa will lead the line as usual with Eden Hazard and Willian providing the creative spark either side of him.Despite City’s defence looking so solid on Monday night against the Baggies, the trio will be looking at the uneasy performances of Vincent Kompany and others from last season for encouragement.The game could be decided on a moment of brilliance and, Hazard particularly, will be who Chelsea will look to for that. Chelsea last_img read more

Arsenal suffer new injury blow as midfielder ruled out for three months

first_img Tomas Rosicky Arsenal midfield Tomas Rosicky is facing another three months on the sidelines after suffering a fresh injury blow.Arsene Wenger has revealed Rosicky suffered a partial tear of a tendon in his thigh during Saturday’s FA Cup win over Burnley.The 35-year-old was making his first appearance of the season having only recently recovered from a serious knee injury.With his latest setback, Rosicky, who is out of contract in the summer, may now have played his last game for the Gunners.“It is a muscular injury but the good news that we have is that apparently he will not need surgery, it is the partial rupture of his tendon,” said Wenger.“How long does it take? Two months, three months, we don’t know.“We are all of course shocked and he is the most shocked, we have to be patient and hope it was not his last game.”Having confirmed Rosicky could well be out for the remainder of the season, Wenger refused to rule the player out of ever representing the club again.“I don’t want to be dramatic,” he added.“Because he suffers enough at the moment, I want to be in a more supportive attitude than be dramatic.” 1last_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain make late bid to steal £60m Sandro from Chelsea’s grasp

first_img Alex Sandro is in demand this summer Paris Saint-Germain are trying to hijack Chelsea’s move for Juventus defender Alex Sandro.The Blues have made the Brazilian one of their top transfer targets this summer as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad for next season.Chelsea are reportedly willing to splash out £60m to sign the left-back and they will present him with a lucrative five-year contract too.But, according to reports in Italy, PSG have now joined the hunt and are trying to pip Chelsea in the race for Sandro.The French side are preparing to splash the cash this summer after surrendering their Ligue 1 crown to Monaco last season.Sandro is one of PSG’s top targets and they believe they may have the edge over Chelsea as their new sporting director, Antero Henrique, knows the 26-year-old from their time together at Porto. 1last_img

GAA NEWS: ADAM MARLEY INSPIRES GLENFIN MINORS TO SUPERB WIN OVER RED HUGHS

first_imgLotto winning numbers for the 08/03/16 are 7-3-6-8-4-2-1-5. No Winners. Jackpot for 15/03/16 is €2900Minor Board: Under age training: Wednesday U8 6.00pm- 7.00pm and U10 7.00pm – 8.00pm.                         Thursdays, under 12, under 13 & under 14 Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Our U14 boys team will get their league campaign started on the 26th of March. Time TBCOur minor boys had a great start to their league campaign when they beat Red Hughs at home on a score line of 2.13 to 0.09. It was a good team performance with the two goals coming from Adam Marley. They are away to McCools next Sunday the 13th. Time TBCLadies: Minor Training Wednesday 8pm to 9pm.Handball: Congratulations to Odhran McGlynn who won the Ulster U15 singles Competition on Sunday the 28th of February. Keep up the good work Odhran. Handball training for all National schools on Monday nights from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Our reserve team will play Na Rossa at home in the Junior Gaeltacht on Saturday next the 12th at 3pm.Our Seniors and Reserves will get their league campaigns started on the 20th of March.Donegal ladies had another good win against Clare in Ballyshannon that’s five out of five now and are sitting top of the league. Well done to Yvonne Bonner who scored 3 goals and also to all the other Glenfin ladies involved.CLG Gleann Fhinne would like to wish all Glenfin players that are involved with county panels or development squads the best of luck with upcoming games and trials.Next club meeting 5th of April.Top of Form GAA NEWS: ADAM MARLEY INSPIRES GLENFIN MINORS TO SUPERB WIN OVER RED HUGHS was last modified: March 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAglenfinSportlast_img read more

DUNGLOE JUST CAN’T ‘COPE’ WITH EURO 2016 FEVER!

first_imgEURO 2016: Euro 2016 fever has hit the Rosses, and the people of Dungloe just can’t ‘cope’ with it! Staff at The Cope Supermarket, Dungloe decided to do something special just hours before France host Romania tonight in the first game of the tournament.However, all eyes in Dungloe, Donegal and Ireland will be on fixated on Paris on Monday night, when Seamus and Shay take on the Swedes!If you’ve got any EURO 2016 snaps you want to share with us then send them into us at info@donegaldaily.com or send them directly to us via Facebook.Come on you boys in Green! #COYBIG! DUNGLOE JUST CAN’T ‘COPE’ WITH EURO 2016 FEVER! was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coke standcope dungloeEuro 2016newsSportlast_img read more

Safe standing could be introduced to Premier League in 2020/21 season

first_imgStanding was banned in the top two divisions in 1989 in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.However, despite the review being announced by the government in the summer, the full report will not be available before the new year. This, according to The Times, is likely to delay any change in the rules until the start of the 2020/21 season.Tottenham have prepared for the potential eventuality of safe standing being introduced by future-proofing their new stadium, which is expected to open next year. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Scottish champions Celtic have installed a safe standing area at their Parkhead home 1 Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY BEST OF Earlier this week it was confirmed that League One club Wycombe have become the first English team to install safe standing, with 68 ‘2020 seats’ fitted in the Family Stand at Adams Park.The seats allow fans to either sit or stand without blocking the view of others, though Wycombe do not yet have permission to use the seats during a match. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img huge blow The introduction of safe standing to English football could come into force for the 2020/21 season.An independent review of the existing rules is being carried out to assess the positives and negatives of safe standing, with the Premier League, the EFL and the FA agreeing that it should be permitted if agreed by local authorities. ADVICE REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice REVEALED last_img read more

BALLYBOFEY CHINESE TAKEAWAY DRUG ACCUSED TO GET BOOK OF EVIDENCE

first_imgMr Low: Appeared via videolinkThree women and a man arrested and charged in connection with the discovery of a drugs factory in Ballybofey will be brought in person to Letterkenny in a fortnight to have the book of evidence presented to them.The three women – Sam Pohs Ooi, 62, her daughter Chong Li Jiuan, 28, both from Malaysia and Mei Ling Chen, 56, from China, all appeared by video link from the Duchas Centre today at Letterkenny District Court. Solicitors Frank Dorrian and Patsy Gallagher, representing them, asked that the book of evidence be furnished by the State on March 24.The man in the case Ching Ann Low, also appeared by videolink from Castlerea Prison and also had his case adjourned until the same date.All four are charged in connection with the discovery of €360,000 of cannabis above the Lee Ho Chinese restaurant on January 21st last.The accused were told today that their legal teams would make an application for bail at the High Court in Dublin on April 1.BALLYBOFEY CHINESE TAKEAWAY DRUG ACCUSED TO GET BOOK OF EVIDENCE was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeydrugs chargesLetterkenny Courtlast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Advance To Six Title Matches At MVC Individual Championships

first_img MVC Individual Championship Draws Story Links Brills won the first-set 6-4 and the dropped the second-set 6-4, but came back to win the third 6-1 over Illinois State’s Jelena Vujicic to move on to the Flight 2 singles final. Lomas also earned a three-set win, defeating Jana Kustkova from Illinois State 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the Flight 3 semifinals. Petushkova came back from being down a set to beat Missouri State’s Ellie Burger, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 to advance to the Flight 5 finals. After receiving a first-round bye, Webb earned her first collegiate singles win by defeating ISU’s Laura Fitzgerald 6-4, 6-0 in the Flight 6 semifinals. NORMAL, Ill. – Drake University women’s tennis Summer Brills, Joely Lomas, Liza Petushkova and Megan Webb advanced to the Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships finals on Sunday at Normal, Ill. The Bulldogs also had a pair of doubles teams move on to the championships.  In doubles, Williams and Petushkova advanced to the Flight 2 finals after 8-4 win over Bradley’s Brandt/Wijesinghe, while Lomas and Jaglarz topped Gercar/Fitzgerald from Illinois State, 8-5, to move on to the Flight 3 championship. Kenya Williams dropped a tough three-setter to Illinois State’s Ivon Milhaleva, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 in Flight 4. Seniors Tess Herder and Mela Jaglarz each won a pair of matches to earn a fifth-place finish in their respective draws. The Bulldogs will look to bring home six individual titles on Monday on the final day of the MVC Individual Championships. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more