Cuba agrees for extended stay of electricity linesmen in Dominica

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 351 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Hurricane MariaLocalNewsRecovery Cuba agrees for extended stay of electricity linesmen in Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – February 20, 2018 Share Crew from Unión Eléctrica de Cuba with DOMLEC officials (Photo Credit: DOMLEC Facebook page)The Republic of Cuba will extend its assistance program to Dominica in the restoration of the electricity.Following the destructive effect of the category 5 Hurricane Maria in September 2017, the government and people of Cuba dispatched a team of electrical linesmen to Dominica to aid in the restoration of the electricity. The team arrived equipped with the necessary equipment and has been working alongside local counterparts and others from the region.Speaking at the National Rebuilding and Economic Partnership Consultation on Monday 19 February 2018, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that given the slow pace of the recovery exercise, he has requested of the Cuban government to extend the stay of the Cuban team of linesmen currently on island.The team was due to leave Dominica at the end of March 2018; however Mr. Skerrit said the Cuban government has y agreed to extend the stay of these men until the end of April 2018.The Cuban team of linesmen will continue to work alongside their Dominican counterparts in advancing the restoration of the electricity service. The cost for that extension will be borne by the government of Dominica and the Cuban government, the prime minister said.Mr. Skerrit also expressed his utter dissatisfaction with the pace of the recovery and rebuilding efforts of the electricity supply to Dominica. According to him, the availability of a reliable and efficient supply of electricity is fundamental to the future development of Dominica.last_img read more

140 Mn euros EIB backing for Port of Piraeus Transformation

first_imgThe first EUR 100 million tranche of the EIB loan was signed today andthe remainder agreed as project construction progresses. Improvements to the Port of Piraeus are expected to support economicgrowth and job creation across the country, reduce transport costs and enableincreased cruise tourism and shipping. Port of Piraeus investment to support jobsand growth across Greece “Redevelopment of the Port of Piraeus will strengthen connectionsbetween Greece and the rest of the world and ensure that Greece benefits from aworld-class maritime logistics hub. The European Investment Bank is pleased toprovide a 20-year long-term loan for the principal maritime hub of Greece andthe leading port in the Mediterranean. EIB support reflects the economicbenefits to be unlocked in the coming years and the importance of ensuringcompetitive transport links for Greece and South Eastern Europe”, said AndrewMcDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President. EIB loan complements Greek and European funds The 20-year loan was signed in Athens in the presence of Prime Ministerof Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Xu Lirong,Chairman of COSCO SHIPPING Corporation and Chairman of Piraeus Port AuthorityS.A. Yu Zenggang, by Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice Presidentand Athanasios Liagkos, Board Member of the Piraeus Port Authority S.A. The EIB loan is guaranteed by the Exports – Imports Bank of China, andthe guarantee facility contract between PPA and CEXIM was also signed today inthe presence of CEXIM Chairwoman Ms HU Xiaolian and Mr Thanos Liagkos from PPA. “Recent investment has shown how investment at the Port of Piraeus cansupport economic growth and benefit Greece. Confirmation of the EuropeanInvestment Bank’s support follows detailed due diligence and reflects the broadbenefits to be unlocked by the largest investment programme in the history ofthe Port of Piraeus”, said Yu Zenggang, Chairman of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. The European Investment Bank (EIB) yesterday formally agreed to provideEUR 140 million to support expansion and upgrading of the Port of Piraeus, theprincipal port of Greece. The largest ever loan for port investment in thecountry by Europe’s long-term lending institution, will support theimplementation of part of investments at the Port of Piraeus in a totalinvestment plan of more than EUR 600 million.center_img New investment at the Port of Piraeus includes development of a new portlogistics centre, construction of a new cruise passenger handling facility,expansion of car shipping facilities, an improved ship repair area and theupgrade of the container terminal. The Port of Piraeus is the busiest in the Mediterranean and the world’s32nd largest port in terms of container cargo traffic. “Greece welcomes the European Investment Bank’s support fortransformation at the Port of Piraeus. The EIB has been supporting strategicinfrastructure across Greece for more than 50 years and has unique technicaland financial expertise financing leading ports across Europe and worldwide”said Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Sea News, November 12 Improving communications for millions ofpeople across Europe The long-term EIB loan will complement other investments in the Portcurrently under consideration by the European Commission and the Greekgovernment plus Technical Assistance work undertaken by JASPERS. Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Indians Invite Four Players to Major League Spring Training

first_imgCLEVELAND – The Indians today announced the club has invited the following players to Major League camp: infielder Todd Hankins, righty pitcher Adam Plutko, righty pitcher Will Roberts and infielder Eric Stamets.Hankins, 25, spent the 2015 season in Double-A Akron, hitting .261 (116-445) with 20 doubles, 5 triples, 6 home runs and 36 RBI in 109 games, appearing mainly at second base while also logging time at short stop and all three outfield positions. He also finished 12th in the Eastern League with 21 stolen bases and was named to the E.L. midseason All-Star Game. After the season the Oviedo, FL native also posted a strong Arizona Fall League campaign, finishing tied for second in the AFL in walks (17) and 4th in on-base pct. (.408). He was the club’s 15th round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Seminole State.Plutko, 24, split the 2015 season between A Lynchburg and AA Akron, combining to go 13-7 with a 2.39 ERA (44ER/166.0IP) across 27 starts. Promoted to Double-A on May 27, he posted a 9-5 record with a 2.86 ERA over his final 19 starts for Akron (116.1IP, 96H, 37ER, 90SO) and was named an organizational all-star by MLB.com. The UCLA alum ranked among organizational leaders in wins (T2nd, 13), ERA (1st), innings pitched (2nd, 166.0) and strikeouts (3rd, 137) as he led all of Double-A in WHIP (1.02) and on the year averaged just 1.52 walks per 9.0IP. Adam was selected in the 11th round in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft after a standout career at UCLA. He owns a two-year professional ERA of 3.16 (111ER/315.2IP) and enters the 2016 season as the 14th-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America & MLB.com.Roberts, 25, went 9-6 with a 3.45 ERA in 26 starts (156.2IP, 150H, 60ER, 23BB, 84SO) between AA Akron and AAA Columbus, finishing with the 8th-lowest ERA in the Indians Player Development System. On the year he averaged only 1.32 walks per 9.0IP and tossed a 9.0-inning, complete game, 1-hit shutout for Akron on June 11 vs. New Hampshire. The Richmond, VA native was 1-0 with a 0.47 ERA over his last 3 regular season starts for Columbus (1ER/19.1IP) and was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 2 Triple-A playoff starts for the IL Champion Clippers (3ER/9.0IP). He was the club’s 5th round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Virginia.Stamets, 24, was acquired from the LA Angels at the 2015 July trade deadline in exchange for OF David Murphy and was assigned to AA Akron. Combined on the year the Dublin, Ohio native hit .230 (76-331) with 14 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR and 35 RBI in 95 games after suffering a left shoulder injury in April. Over his 33 games in Akron he did not make an error in 33 games/141 chances. Stamets began his career in 2012 after his 6th round selection by the Angels in the June draft out of the University of Evansville. He resides in Columbus, Ohio.2016 SPRING INVITEES (17)# PITCHERS (9) 62 CHAMBERLAIN, Joba (RHP)75 COLON, Joe (RHP)44 DETWILER, Ross (LHP)50 GORZELANNY, Tom (LHP)67 GRUBE, Jarrett (RHP)52 PAULINO, Felipe (RHP)76 PLUTKO, Adam (RHP)80 ROBERTS, Will (RHP)54 THATCHER, Joe (LHP)# CATCHERS (2) 45 MOORE, Adam30 RECKER, Anthony# INFIELDERS (3) 79 HANKINS, Todd (INF)1 MARTINEZ, Michael77 STAMETS, Eric (INF)# OUTFIELDERS (3) 13 CHOICE, Michael33 GROSSMAN, Robbie9 ROBINSON, Shane Related Topics2016 Spring TrainingIndiansMLB 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.center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

Lady Tarpons Tripped Up at Hidalgo, 50-35

first_img Share Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedLady Tarpons fall to HidalgoBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS February 5, 2015 The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons were on the road at Hidalgo Tuesday night, and lost 41-31. With the loss PI has a district record of 6-6 and remains alone in fourth place in District 32-4A with two games left. “We…February 6, 2015In “News”Lady Tarpons Get Lady ‘Kats, 50-43By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons got the Raymondville Lady Bearkats, 50-43, in a District 32-4A basketball game on the road Tuesday night. “We came out strong early on and we just jumped on them,” P.I. head coach Blake Ramsey told the Press Wednesday.…January 29, 2016In “News”Lady Tarpons clinch playoff spotBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon varsity hoops squad won their third straight district contest of the season Tuesday night, taking the measure of the Hidalgo Lady Pirates on the road, 46-39. In so doing the team guaranteed itself a playoff spot with one…January 31, 2013In “Sports”center_img By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSThe Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops team lost, 50-35, on the road to Hidalgo Tuesday night.  With the loss, Port Isabel is eliminated from any possible playoff consideration for the season.Port Isabel is now 4-8 in District 32-4A play and Hidalgo improves to 8-4 and has clinched a playoff spot.  Zapata, 10-2 in district, La Feria, also 10-2, and Rio Hondo, 9-3, have also secured playoff berths.The Lady Pirates led 10-8 at the end of a quarter of play, 25-21 at halftime, and 34-30 at the end of three quarters.Here and there, in the first half at least, the Lady Tarpons managed to get a nose in front.  “It was back and forth, P.I. head coach Blake Ramsey said Wednesday morning.  “We’d be up one or two, then they’d go up two.  It was a see-saw battle.”last_img read more

Gate Guide: Plymouth Argyle

first_imgHere’s a guide of what to expect if you’re heading to Ashton Gate.STADIUMThe South Stand, Dolman Stand and Lansdown Stand will be open for home supporters. However, due to low sales, the Family Area in the top tier of the Lansdown Stand will be closed for this game only.Plymouth supporters will be housed in the Atyeo Stand.TICKETSA crowd of 7,000-plus is anticipated, with just around 1,700 Plymouth supporters travelling from Devon.The match is pay on the day for home supporters only. To purchase on the day, call Supporter Services before 5pm, or visit the Matchday Ticket Office – adjacent to the Atyeo statue – from 5pm onwards.The match is all-ticket for visiting supporters. However, Plymouth fans can call Ashton Gate on 0117 963 0600 to purchase tickets until 5pm tonight (and collect their ticket on the night).PARKING & TRAVELFirst Buses will NOT be running for this fixture.last_img read more

Second-half brawl ends Southern-Texas Southern women’s game

first_imgA day after a bench-clearing fight ended the Southwestern Athletic Conference women’s basketball regular-season title game in a double forfeit, the conference was reviewing the incident.With 12:36 left in the game Saturday, a fight broke out between Southern and Texas Southern. Southern was leading 51-49 at the time. Texas Southern’s Miracle Davis had just drawn a charge underneath the basket.“I haven’t reviewed the film as much as I’d like, but my initial response is that there was a significant show of and attempt at restraint on the part of our bench as the melee unfolded,” Southern athletic director Dr. William Broussard said in a statement. “At a certain point it’s difficult to distinguish whether or not we interacted out of aggression or to defend teammates as Texas Southern’s game-day staff and security personnel attempted to respond.”It was the second incident involving Southern this season. In a game against Alabama A&M on Feb. 21, three players were ejected early in the second half for fighting.Southern coach Sandy Pugh told The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge, where the visiting Jaguars are located, “I’ve been involved with basketball for 30-plus years and I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s an embarrassment.”The players throwing punches were TSU’s Alexus Johnson and Diamonisha Sophus, the report said, with security holding Johnson back minutes later from storming into the Southern locker room to resume the brawl.“I just saw two kids standing up looking at each other and someone else push and yell,” Pugh said. “My first reaction is to tell everyone to stay. But I look up and they have two kids running in. One of their kids throws the first punch and one of our kids was on the ground and someone was just pounding her. Next thing I know it was a melee.”Southern (18-10) entered the night a game behind Texas Southern (19-10). The league’s official Twitter feed said the score would stand and the teams would share the regular-season title with 16-2 records. Texas Southern was awarded the top seed in the tournament which begins Wednesday by virtue of outscoring Southern in the two meetings. They won the first game 62-48 on Jan. 5.The two teams could meet in the final of the conference tournament Saturday if both advance.“At Texas Southern University we hold our student-athletes to high standards in regards to sportsmanship and personal conduct,” said TSU Director of Athletics Dr. Charles McClelland in a statement. “An unfortunate incident occurred during the second half of our women’s basketball game with Southern University that undoubtedly does not reflect the core values and principles that we expect our student-athletes to exhibit at all times. Both institutions along with the conference office are in the process of reviewing the incident and gathering additional information.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberglast_img read more

Gurias take outright lead

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP Agmark Rabaul Gurias are on a clear lead after the completion of Digicel Cup round seven. The current competition ladder has Gurias on 14 points followed by Lae Snax Tigers and JPG Waghi Tumbe on 13 with points differential, PRK Gulf Isou 8, Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles 7, Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 6, NCDC Port Moresby Vipers 6, Central Dabaris 6, Kroton Hela Wigmen 4, PRK Mendi Muruks 4, EPG Enga Mioks 3 and Kimbe Cutters 0. Leading the try scoring tally is NCDC Moresby Vipers halfback Karis Yoba Peter on 9 followed by Kroton Hela Wigmen winger Gilmo Paul 6, Lae Snax Tigers centre Jokedi Bire and Central Dabaris fullback both on 4. On the goal conversion stats, PRK Gulf Isou’s five-eight Yunny Patrick and Lae Snax Tigers halfback Towari Kaneke are both on 10 goals followed by Central Dabaris Allan Simbiri on 8. Vipers Karis Yoba Peter also leads with the overall points of 46 with Gilmo Paul and Kaneke both closing in on 24. Round eight draws sees reigning champions Bintangor Goroka Lahanis Vs Agmark Rabaul Gurias (Goroka) EPG Enga Mioks Vs JPG Waghi Tumbe (Wabag) NCDC POM Vipers Vs PRK Gulf Isou (POM) Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles Vs Kroton Hela Wigmen (Hagen) Lae Snax Tigers Vs Central Dabaris (Lae) Kimbe Cutters Vs PRK Mendi Muruks (Kimbe).last_img read more

Missouri embarrasses Florida 42-13 in Swamp

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Murphy scored three touchdowns, including two on special teams, and Missouri embarrassed Florida 42-13 Saturday night.The Tigers (5-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) scored on a kickoff return, a punt return, a fumble return and an interception return. They managed just seven first downs and 119 yards of offense, including 20 passing, and essentially let the Gators self-destruct in nearly every way imaginable.And they did.Mizzou bounced back from a shutout loss at home to Georgia, remained in the hunt in the muddled Eastern Division and extended their road winning streak to eight.The Gators (3-3, 2-3) lost for the second time in eight days, fueling speculation that Will Muschamp has coached his final game in Gainesville. “Fire Muschamp” chants broke out in third quarter and could be heard throughout an emptying Florida Field.Florida has dropped 12 of its last 19 games and trails the division-leading Bulldogs by two games with three remaining.Athletic director Jeremy Foley said in September that he wouldn’t make any decisions about Muschamp’s future until after the season finale. But he also has said repeatedly over the years that if something must be done eventually, it must be done immediately.The Gators could be 0-5 in conference play. They eked by Kentucky in triple overtime and edged Tennessee 10-9 two weeks ago. Their latest setback was their worst home loss since falling 37-7 to rival Florida State last season.So questions surrounding Muschamp have lingered and may have reached an apex Saturday. Missouri led 20-0 at halftime despite gaining just 99 yards, and Florida looked like it had no idea how it wanted to use a two-quarterback system featuring Jeff Driskel and Treon Harris.With a bye week on tap and Georgia up after that, few would be surprised to see Foley make the move by Sunday. Then again, there doesn’t seem to be a number of strong candidates out there for the choosing.Missouri, meanwhile, will surely be able to enjoy the next few days. The Tigers were miserable last week after a 34-0 loss to Georgia. Now, they finish league play with a seemingly soft stretch against Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Arkansas.Of course, Mizzou has little chance of getting anyone else to collapse like Florida did.Murphy returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and added a 5-yard scoring run later in the first — after one of Florida’s six turnovers.Driskel fumbled on Florida’s first series and threw an interception in the second quarter that led to a field goal. He also had a fumble returned 21 yards for a touchdown by Markus Golden and an interception returned 46 yards for a score by Darvin Ruise — both in Missouri’s 22-point third quarter.Harris, a freshman who played for the first time since a female student withdrew a sexual assault complaint that kept him off the field last week against LSU, fumbled on his first drive and threw an interception in the fourth.He finished 8-of-12 passing for 98 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Westbrook late in the third. Harris threw the ball up for grabs to avoid a sack, and Westbrook came down with it in a crowded end zone. He also scored from 3 yards out in the final minute.Driskel completed 7 of 19 passes for 50 yards, with two fumbles and two interceptions. He also was sacked four times. He now has 12 turnovers in the last four games.Missouri’s numbers weren’t staggering, but they certainly were better than last week’s five-turnover fiasco.Maty Mauk was 6-of-18 passing for 20 yards, with an interception, and added 38 yards on the ground.Russell Hansbrough ran for 35 yards.Murphy was the star of the night. He finished with 224 all-purpose yards: 101 on punts, 96 on kickoffs and 27 rushing.last_img read more

Fun night for local legend J.W. Lee

first_imgIt was La Follette’s best kept secret; a surprise birthday party for J.W. Lee.  Because he was taken totally by surprise.A couple of hundred of J.W. Lee’s friends and family was on hand around 6 pm Tuesday at the Ball Farm Event Center.  The unsuspecting Lee was told he was being taken to dinner at Oak Ridge to celebrate his 85th birthday.  A little after 6 o’clock, Lee entered the Center to a standing ovation.  The plan worked! Share this:FacebookTwitter Lots of photos and memorabilia from Lee’s career as the local Ford dealer were on display around the Center.  CLICK HERE to see more Charlie Hutson photos.Nick Thompson, Lee’s son-in-law, served as the evening’s master of ceremonies.  Thompson said he felt like he needed to tell the audience his name.  He went on to explain that for a long time he was known as Bill Thompson’s boy.  Then J.W. Lee’s son-in-law, and now he’s known as Ann Thompson’s husband.  She is a member of the City of La Follette council.Todd Overbay, David Stout, and Mike Stanfield all shared J.W. stories as well.Some of the biggest laughs of the evening came from accounts about how Nick and Ann met.  Nick also drew lots of laughter when he told of the time he and Stanfield visited J.W.’s farm in Harriman.  Little did Stanfield know that Nick had driven him in one of the first remote starting vehicles made.  As the pair entered the barn, Nick told Mike that it was haunted, and that if the spirits did not approve of your presence, they’d do something to scare you away.  That’s about when Nick remotely started the van scaring Mike out of his skin.Mayor Mike Stanfield presented J.W. Lee with a proclamation proclaiming June 19, 2018, as “J.W. Lee Day” in La FolletteHappy Birthday, J.W.    (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/20/2018-6AM)last_img read more

Man City offer reason for delay in Serie A side’s €6m…

first_imgThe way the Italian media have been reporting on the Lucien Agoumé to Inter deal this past week, it was almost a guarantee he would sign. He was seen as the first acquisition of the new Antonio Conte era, but nothing has been announced yet, and TuttoMercatoWeb claim to know why.The reason is Sochaux have three other offers in hand, including one from Manchester City.Inter are said to be prepared to pay up to €6m (bonuses included) for the young midfielder, yet Juventus, Barcelona and the aforementioned Cityzens are making things awkward.Embed from Getty ImagesManchester City’s interest in the youngster shouldn’t be a surprise after the 17-year-old took hugely impressed in Ligue 2 last year, and it’s no secret the Premier League champions have been looking to stock up on talented youth for their academy.Whether their offer trumps Inter’s isn’t said, but if previous reports were anything to go by, Agoumé was leaning towards a move to San Siro, where he probably stands the best chance of breaking into the first-team.We’ll see, but Manchester City might end up missing out on this one.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more