World Bank approves Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor loan

first_imgINDIA: On April 22 the World Bank agreed in principle to provide a US$1·1bn loan for the US$1·65bn second phase of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. The agreement to fund the construction of 393 km of double track line between Mughal Sarai and Bhaupur is expected to be signed in June. The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp special-purpose vehicle is developing two 25 kV electrified DFCs suitable for speeds of 100 km/h and 25 tonne axleloads, with the possibility of upgrading to 32·5 tonnes. The World Bank is to provide loans totalling US$2·7bn for the construction of the 1 839 km Eastern DFC between Dankuni and Ludhiana, which is intended to ease congestion on the Delhi – Kolkata corridor. The project is to be undertaken in three phases. A US$975m loan agreement for the 343 km Khurja – Kanpur first phase was signed in October 2011. The 1 499 km Western DFC which will link Delhi with Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Mumbai is being financed by loans from Japan International Co-operation Agency.last_img read more

Watch: Ingrid Andress releases playful video for new song Waste of Lime

first_imgIngrid Andress has released her playful video for new song Waste of Lime.With a nod to The Beach Boys, Waste of Lime was written by Ingrid with frequent collaborators Derrick Southerland and Sam Ellis, and Shane McAnally. The video was directed via FaceTime by Lauren Dunn (G-Eazy, Lauv, Megan Thee Stallion).Ingrid was the only solo female debut to crack the Top 20 on the Country Airplay chart in 2019 and she scored a Platinum-certified number one hit with More Hearts Than Mine. Her current single The Stranger is at Country radio and hoping to replicate the success of its predecessor.Ingrid is also the first female Country artist named to Apple Music’s Up Next program. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers and TODAY.Earlier this year she toured with Keith Urban on select dates and helped kick off Dan + Shay’s The (Arena) Tour in March.last_img read more

Welfare Division tackles child abuse in the Carib Territory

first_imgLocalNews Welfare Division tackles child abuse in the Carib Territory by: – February 6, 2014 Share Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 22 Views   no discussions Tweet A top welfare official here said she is worried about the level of child abuse and neglect among Dominica’s indigenous children. Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Jemma Azille Lewis said the Welfare Division is seeking to forge closer ties with the indigenous community in tackling child abuse and neglect. To this end, a series of workshops on child abuse is planned for the Carib Territory. They will take place every Friday in the month of February. “We realize that there is an issue where persons are afraid to report exactly what is going on in the Reserve. Yes, we may get information on the ground that it is happening but no one is willing to come forward so we want persons to know what effects this could have on the child if it is not reported”.She noted that several programs and activities will be implemented to tackle the problem there. “The workshop is also to provide educational advocacy in order to promote awareness that child abuse and neglect is within the Carib Territory. However even though it is there we want to let persons know that it is preventable and it can be alleviated,” she said. Mrs. Lewis added that the Welfare Division will continue to host programs in the Territory which will seek to empower parents, child protection officers within the territory and other residents. The implantation of a child abuse prevention committee within the Territory is expected to be formed following the workshop. The workshop is being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Services through the Social Welfare Division and the Ministry of Carib Affairs.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Write Down Euclid: Cavs Bench Quickly Becoming An Asset

first_imgThe NBA season is just getting started, but through four games it is already clear the Cleveland Cavaliers have a vastly superior bench to that of the 2014-2015 season.Last year, the bench was a weakness of the team, and so far it looks like one of the team’s biggest strengths.In the 2014-2015 regular season, the Cavaliers bench averaged 23.8 points per game, while opponents’ benches averaged 33.2 points per game against Cleveland.So far, Cleveland is averaging 36 points per game off the bench, while allowing an average of 28.5 points per game to opponents.This turnaround would not be possible without some great moves by General Manager David Griffin.If you look at last season, the names on the list of the reserves were nothing to write home about.Dion Waiters played and complained his way out of Cleveland. Shawn Marion and Mike Miller were expected to be veteran leaders on and off the court, but neither contributed as much as they would have liked.First round pick Joe Harris spent more time in Canton than Cleveland, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just not ideal when the Cavs rotation pretty much consisted of eight guys total.Brendan Haywood, along with his huge contract, was strictly brought to Cleveland to take up a roster spot in the hopes that maybe the Cavs could turn him into a big addition through a trade in the future, which may or may not still happen.Kendrick Perkins was acquired to fill a need on the roster and be a reliable big man, but even diehard fans would be forgiven for not remembering Perkins was on the team.And who could forget the outstanding play of Alex Kirk, Lou Amundson, Will Cherry, and A.J. Price?I don’t say this to single out these players or bash them, but it’s important to acknowledge that the second unit of the Cavaliers had a significant amount of room for improvement after the 2015 Finals in June.Aside from Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova, J.R. Smith, and occasional bursts from James Jones, the Cavaliers bench was not heard from in the 2014-2015 season. That bench averaged 79 minutes per game total during the regular season. Although it’s early, the 2015-2016 Cavaliers’ bench is averaging 102 minutes per game, roughly two quarters’ worth of minutes more. Pages: 1 2 Related TopicsJ.R. SmithMatthew DellavedovaTristan Thompson Matt Loede 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

Local garden club to donate ‘Blue Star’ memorial

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe Driftwood Garden Club, in conjunction with National Garden Clubs, Inc., will be donating a Blue Star Memorial to the City of Port Isabel come Veterans Day, Nov. 11.The City Commission unanimously approved the donation during a special meeting held at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center Tuesday evening. Mayor Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora was not present at the meeting.“The Blue Star Memorial markers were set up to honor the families of service members,” said Mary Gorball, a member the Driftwood Garden Club based here in Port Isabel.Gorball spoke of how service men and women commit not just themselves to military service and life when they sign up, but their loved ones, as well. “They also commit their families — their parents, spouses, children — they’re all part of that commitment and sacrifice,” she said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedClub replaces Hackberry treeBy FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press   Those visiting and frolicking through the Port Isabel Historical Museum may encounter a new addition in the form of a Hackberry tree. On Wednesday, April 10, at exactly ten in the morning, four members of the Driftwood Garden Club convened upon…April 12, 2019In “News”Butterfly garden breaks groundBy Freddy Jimenez   The Native Plant Center located on South Padre Island will soon be having a butterfly garden as one of its latest additions. Around noon on Saturday, April 20, the Driftwood Garden Club gathered at the Native Plant Center to commence the beginnings of the new…April 26, 2019In “News”Plant a memoryThe Driftwood Club held an Arbor Day memorial service at Lighthouse State Park in Port Isabel on Monday, Oct. 17. Pictured are members of the club and special guests Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega and City Manager Ed Meza. The memorial service was held to honor D’Ann Zimmerman, Wenzel Franz,…October 20, 2011In “News” Sharelast_img read more

Top-Ranked UWF Takes 36-Hole Lead at Matlock Collegiate Classic

first_imgDAY ONE RESULTS (pdf)LAKELAND, Fla. – The No. 1 ranked UWF men’s golf team had three individuals score in the top-eight after the first day of the Matlock Collegiate Classic Monday to power the squad to the 36-hole lead in their first action of the spring season. Huizinga is tied for second place overall at 8-under par, with a 69-67=136 total. His 67 is a season-low and the third-best in his career. The sophomore shot a 65 in the final round of stroke play at last year’s NCAA Championships and again at the 2016 Florida Amateur in June. He and Florida Southern’s John Coultas are two strokes behind Richard Mansell of NSU, who posted a 65-69=134. Blanchet is in fourth place at 7-under par, following his 68-69=137 performance. The junior had 11 birdies to lead the UWF contingent and played the par 3s at 3-under par – the lowest among the 75 participants.  Print Friendly Version Jacob Huizinga, Chandler Blanchet and Bryce Geraghty turned in two rounds under par each on the par 72, 7,065-yard layout at Lone Palm Golf Club. UWF will be paired with Nova and Lynn in Tuesday’s final round, with their groups opening play off Nos. 1, 2 and 3 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time in the shotgun start. center_img Geraghty posted rounds of 71 and 69 for a 2-under par 140 total, placing him in a tie for eighth place. The sophomore tied for the tournament lead in par-4 scoring with a 3.9 stroke average (2-under par), while his 24 pars were tops among the Argo golfers. Junior Henry Westmoreland IV found himself tied for 14th at 70-72=142 and sophomore Christian Bosso finished the day tied for 21st at 74-70=144. Bosso’s second round effort tied his career-low which he set once as a freshman last spring and again this past fall. No. 5 ranked Nova Southeastern is a stroke back at 554, using rounds of 275 and 279 to join UWF with the two lowest 36-hole scores in tourney history. No. 2 Lynn is in third at 566, followed by No. 4 Barry at 572 and No. 8 North Alabama at 576. UWF opened with a 10-under par 278 in the morning and moved up a spot into first with a 275 in the afternoon. The Argonauts’ 553 total after two rounds is a new tournament record. The scores are the two lowest for UWF this season (fall and spring) and the 275 score is tied for the sixth-lowest in school history. The 13-under par figure and the 553 36-hole score are each the second-best all-time at UWF in their respective categories.last_img read more

MEDIC taking actions for its Regional Blood Center staff, donors and visitors

first_imgKNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – MEDIC Regional Blood Center has taken extra steps to keep its staff, donors and visitors safe.Industry Stat:   As of March 19, we have seen more than 12,000 blood drives cancelled across the blood industry, resulting in some 355,000 projected products.MEDIC Stat as of 03/20/2020:To date, MEDIC has had 68 drives and 2138 lost products.MEDIC Regional Blood Center:MEDIC Actions:o    Staff, donors and visitors will undergo a daily check-in upon arrival at any facility or mobile drive.o    The check-in will include a temperature check as well as answering if they feel healthy and well and if someone in the household has been diagnosed with COVID-19/Coronavirus.o   Temperature must be 99.5 degrees or less to continue.o   “Based on the interim infection control guidance per the CDC for healthcare settings the use of a respirator or mask is only recommended for the care of patients with known or suspected COVID-19. The preliminary screening questions at blood collection facilities should exclude any individuals with known or suspected COVID-19 from donating blood.  Masks would also only protect from splashes and sprays,  and not offer respiratory protection.”o        MEDIC will setup waiting areas so that donors are separated and not sitting next to one another.o       Donors may be asked to wait in their car until we are ready to screen them.o      We will not allow more than two donors on a bus in the collection phase at one time.After completing the initial check-in, each donor goes through a mini physical that includes a temperature check as well as avisual check on the donor’s well-being. We look for coughing, nose draining or if the donor is having a hard time breathing.Individuals should not donate if they are feeling ill. Donors are asked a series of questions that include whether they have traveled outside the country. MEDIC serves 25 hospitals in 22 counties. We encourage all donors to make an appointment at one of our four donor centers:Online HERE.  Click the donate tab and then on the center in which you’d like to donate.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/20/2020-1:30PM)Share this:FacebookTwitter MEDIC is following Knox County Health Department guidelines and updates. Blood donation is not a mass gathering or social event. MEDIC is not a healthcare provider and thus does not provide a coronavirus test.center_img The blood on the shelves right now is the blood that would be used in a trauma/disaster situation, for surgeries and for cancer patients in need of a blood transfusion due to treatments. According to the FDA, there is no known risk of transmission of COVID-19 through the blood donation process or from blood transfusions. MEDIC follows appropriate infection control standards of donor rooms and mobile buses and uses single-use equipment forcollection procedures.Blood collected at MEDIC is always tested for various infectious diseases. It is imperative that healthy and well individuals continue to donate in the coming weeks. According to the FDA, there is no intrinsic risk of the safety of the blood supply, but there is risk to the availability of blood for patients in need because of an increase in cancelled donation appointments and blood drives.last_img read more

No tag light costs a Caryville man a trip to jail

first_imgRIDGEWOOD, TN (WLAF) – A silver Nissan Pathfinder without a tag light caught the eye of Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Powers.  Based on Powers’ report, at 10:30 pm, Friday, Sept. 4,  he stopped the SUV on Highway 116 in the Ridgewood community. Behind the wheel was a man identified as Joshua David Dodson.Powers ran a routine check on Dodson’s drivers license and found he had a suspended drivers license.  Dodson also had active warrants from Anderson County.  When Dodson was being arrested, he was asked if he had anything in his pockets and he said “he did not,” according to a report from the sheriff’s office.  A search of his pockets revealed a small plastic container containing several items including a straw, a piece of an aluminum can with burnt residue on it believed to be used for drug use.  Half of a pill believe to be hydrocodone, three unknown pills and a small plastic bag with a crystal-like substance thought to be Meth were also allegedly discovered.Dodson, 29, 171 Sundown Lane, Caryville is charged with driving while suspended, possession of schedule II-controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation light law.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/14/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Goalkeeper Cesar could play at Anfield

first_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 Julio Cesar has been told he will play against Liverpool on Sunday in what is almost certain to be his final appearance for QPR.The Brazil goalkeeper is set to leave Loftus Road following Rangers’ relegation from the Premier League, with a number of top European clubs reported to be interested in signing him.Manager Harry Redknapp had indicated that Cesar would not be selected again this season as he expects him to move on and Rob Green to stay at the club.AdChoices广告But Cesar, who moved to west London from Inter Milan last summer, is now in line to make a farewell appearance at Anfield.Arsenal and AC Milan are among the clubs to have been linked with the 33-year-old. See also:QPR expect Cesar to go and Green to staycenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Midtjylland and the referee kicked Ludogorets out of the Champions League…

first_imgThe adventure of the Bulgarian champion Ludogorets in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League ended in the second round, after the team of Pavel Varba suffered a 0: 1 loss in the duel with the Danish champion Midtjylland at Huvepharma Arena. Especially bitter will be the moment in the match, when the Ukrainian referee Denis Shurman did not award a crystal penalty for the “eagles”, after in the 64th minute the Dane defender Paulinho stopped a blow in his door with his hand, but the referee did not point out the white dot for the Bulgarians.This led to the 79th minute, when Junior Brumado, who came in as a reserve for the “reds”, proved to be the most resourceful in the penalty area of ​​Ludogorets and made the difference. Thus, the “eagles” continue their participation in the Europa League, as the team expects a draw next Monday, as the first match of the 2nd qualifying round in the second strongest football tournament in Europe will be on September 17.Feedback after the match:Kraev: We deservedly removed LudogoretsPavel Varba: We do not have such competition in the domestic championshipBrian Prisquet: We eliminated a very strong teamThe match started with a serious stretch between the two teams in the middle of the field. In the sixth minute, the Midtjylland player Bozhidar Kraev received a yellow card after trying a back scissor in the penalty area of ​​Ludogorets, but hit Dragos Grigore badly and referee Shurman picked up a card. The first big chance came in the ninth minute. Alex Santana made a mistake in taking the ball to the border of Ludogorets. Anders Dreyer stole and passed for Eric Svyatchenko. The captain of the “reds” made a strong diagonal blow, but Renan with one hand took a corner. After his performance, Svyatchenko again tried to attack the door of the “eagles” with his head, but quite inaccurately – out. source: Anton UzunovIn general, in the course of the first 20 minutes in Razgrad, the away team experienced more serious pressure on the door of Renan dos Santos, but did not reach a 100% position in front of the Brazilian. In the 23rd minute a new danger came at the door of Ludogorets. Dreyer received a pass from the right by Sori Kaba, then elegantly faked Nedyalkov. He returned to the penalty area to Aver Mabil, who shot with his right foot, but inaccurately. A moment later, Kraev failed to punish a fuss in the penalty area by the defense of Ludogorets, after Grigore before the Bulgarian shot cleared in a corner kick.In the 33rd minute the guard of the Bulgarian champion made another save. Dreyer combined with Mabil, who saw Sori Kaba. He, in turn, returned it instantly with a double pass, and Mobil shot with his right foot, but Renan intervened well and caught. Three minutes later Ludogorets took a free kick. Cowley Oliveira centered in the penalty area of ​​the “wolves” to Cosmin Motzi. The Romanian intercepted with his head, but quite weakly and did not hinder in any way Jesper Hansen. A little later, Anise tried to cross to the right of Kesheru. The attacker intercepted with his head, but Scholz blocked the Romanian’s experience with his body. source: Anton UzunovIn the 42nd minute Ogochukwo from Midtjylland made a great tactical foul for his team after knocking down Kesheru in the half of the Danes. The Romanian on the left had the support of Chibota and Anise and Ludogorets could create a goal position, but the strong black defender committed a foul, for which he received a yellow card. source: Anton UzunovIn the last seconds of the first half, Midtjylland striker Sori Kaba shot with his head, but quite inaccurately.The second part started again with pressure from the Danes. Bozhidar Kraev was found with a cross from the left in the penalty area of ​​the “eagles”. Grigore failed to counteract him and the playmaker of the “wolves” returned to Mabil. He shoots hard with his left foot, but also inaccurately – out. In the 51st minute Kraev was taken out of Kaba, and Renan continued to follow the Bulgarian on the outline and left his door empty. Kraev returned to Dreyer, who centered for Kaba, but he did not find the outline of Renan’s door with his head. Two minutes later Bozhidar Kraev took the ball in the half of Ludogorets and advanced to the door of Renan. The Bulgarian was stopped by the defense of the “eagles” and made a rebate kick with his right foot, which was out. Aver Mabil took a direct free kick near the penalty area of ​​the Bulgarian team, but Renan caught. source: Anton UzunovIn the 64th minute came the best opportunity to score in front of Ludogorets. The Midtjylland goalkeeper made a mistake, and Cowley shot and the ball bounced in the hand of defender Paulinho from Midtjylland. This was not seen by the Ukrainian referee and the game continued. After a series of ricochets, Mavis Chibota played with his head, but from the goal line the defender of the “wolves” took a corner.Substitute Bernard Tekpetei continued to seriously harass Midtland’s defense. The Ghanaian broke through the middle and saw Chibota on the left. He immediately saw Cowley in the penalty area, but the Brazilian’s shot was anemic and the goalkeeper of the “wolves” saved. In the 73rd minute Stefan Badji was found after a cross from a corner. The supporting midfielder tried a technical kick with his right foot in the far shot to the Danish goal, but the ball went out. In the 74th, Junior from Midtjylland seriously threatened the door of the Bulgarians, but Renan kicked. The ball returned to Brumado, who struck again, but this time Motzi blocked and sent the ball into the corner.In the 79th minute, the guests from Denmark took the lead, despite the development in the second half. The ball was centered from a corner, and Motzi failed to oppose well in the single combat of Cayuste. Goalkeeper Renan came forward unexpectedly so that the reserve dos Santos Junior could score in the Bulgarian goal.Logically, after the conceded goal, Razgrad stepped up their efforts in attack. Thus, zones in the defense of the Bulgarians were exposed and in the 83rd Dreyer could have doubled the lead of his team, after remaining “face to face” with Renan, but the goalkeeper of Ludogorets kicked the ball. source: Anton UzunovIn the 89th minute, the referee from Ukraine this time ruled a game with the hand of a Midtjylland defender, but it was outside the penalty area, right on the border on the right. Cowley Oliveira shot hard with his right foot, but goalkeeper Hansen boxed. In the last minute of the four added Ludogorets received a foul and the ball was centered in the penalty area of ​​the Danish champion, but even the help of Renan dos Santos was not enough for the equalizer to come. This was the last more interesting moment from “Huvepharma Arena” in Razgrad.VICTORY AND FURTHER ADVANCE 🔝✊#LUDFCM | #UCL– FC Midtjylland (@fcmidtjylland) August 26, 2020LUDOGORETS – MIDTILAND 0: 10: 1 Juniro Brumado (79)Judge: Denis Shurman, UkraineStadium: Huvepharma Arena, RazgradLudogorets (4-2-3-1): Renan – Cicinho, Dragos Grigore, Kozmin Moci , Anton Nedyalkov – Stefan Badji, Alex Santana – Mavis Chibota (79 ‘- Jorgenjo), Anise Abel (55’ – Bernard Tectepei) , Cowley Oliveira – Claudio Kesheru (54 ‘- Iquinio Marin )Reserves: Stoyanov, Tauata, Ihinio, Georgino, Dyakov, Ikoko, TekpeteyCoach: Pavel VarbaMidtjylland (4-2-3-1): Jesper Hansen – Paulo Vikotr Da Silva , Alexander Scholz, Eric Svyatchenko, Joel Anderson – Frank Ogochukwu , Jens-Lin Kayust – Anders Dreyer, Bozhidar Kraev (65 ‘- dos Santos Junior), Aver Mabil – Sori Kaba (75’ – Anderson)Reserves: M. Andersen, Kuuls, Nikolaisen, Anderson, Madsen, Isaacsen, Dos Santos JuniorCoach: Brian Priske Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more