Battle for £700m Industrious begins

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Messi strike helps 10-man Barca earn draw as Ronaldo goes off injured

first_imgBarcelona, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi weaved his magic to keep 10-man Barcelona’s unbeaten season alive as a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday left Real Madrid sweating over an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo was forced off at half-time after appearing to hurt his ankle and Real will be hoping their star striker can now recover in time for the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.The challenge from Gerard Pique had come as Ronaldo cancelled out Luis Suarez’s opener before Sergi Roberto was sent off on the stroke of half-time for an altercation with Real defender Marcelo.Barca, however, took the lead in the second half as Messi scored a brilliant individual goal only for Gareth Bale, who could earlier have been sent off, to have the last word in a thrilling Clasico, his emphatic strike earning Real a deserved draw.After initially taking treatment, Ronaldo played on for 31 minutes here before Zinedine Zidane decided to substitute him at half-time, which may at least offer Real encouragement.His injury, however, coupled with Barcelona avoiding defeat, despite playing a man down for the whole of the second half, will mean the Catalans depart the happier side.Ernesto Valverde’s men, already crowned champions, are now three matches away from becoming the first team ever to finish a 38-game La Liga season unbeaten.Andres Iniesta overcame, or perhaps ignored, a niggling calf problem to play his 38th and final Clasico while Philippe Coutinho was picked to start his first. Iniesta went off to a standing ovation in the second half.Barca exploded out of the blocks and they were ahead within 10 minutes. Suarez swept the ball out to the right where Sergi drove forward, ignored Messi’s run to the near post, and returned the cross deep to Suarez. He finished into the bottom corner. Pique’s last-ditch attempt had been robust enough to hurt the Portugese, who stayed down as Barca attempted to kick off. Ronaldo took treatment but was able temporarily to continue.Real dictated the rest of the half and Ronaldo could twice have given them the lead. His first shot was saved by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, the second fired wide of the far post.In between, Messi had played in Jordi Alba with a sumptuous ball over the top but even he lost his cool during five mad minutes at the end of the first period.Suarez felt he had been elbowed by Sergio Ramos, prompting the first round of scuffles, before Messi was booked for flying into the defender on the touchline.Bale was then lucky not to be sent off for stabbing his studs into Samuel Umtiti’s calf and moments later Sergi did see red, as he threw an arm into the face of Marcelo.The home fans were raging as the half-time whistle blew but, with Marco Asensio on for Ronaldo, they were celebrating eight minutes after the restart.Suarez’s blatant kick on Raphael Varane went unpunished and from there it was all about Messi. He skipped away first from Ramos, and then Casemiro, before firing into the bottom corner.Even Zidane was smiling on the touchline.Iniesta went off just before the hour and Messi could have put Barca out of sight soon after. He sped away from Varane but his shot was parried away by Keylor Navas.Real tried to make the most of their one-man advantage but in truth, they had been far more assertive 11 against 11.Instead, their goal in the 72nd minute came out of the blue as Bale raced onto Asensio’s pass and whipped the ball first-time into the top corner. It was the Welshman’s 15th goal in 24 matches this year.Real should have had a late penalty when Alba cleared out Marcelo but referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez somehow decided the challenge was clean. It was the final controversy of a surprisingly heated derby.Share on: WhatsApp – Equaliser comes at a cost –The lead, however, lasted four minutes. Just as Suarez initiated his goal, so did Ronaldo, a neat backheel freeing Toni Kroos, who found Karim Benzema at the back post. The Frenchman was cool enough to head back into the six-yard box, where Ronaldo bundled home.last_img read more

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Mourinho tells players: ‘stay home’ if you can’t handle Old Trafford pressure

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United’s underachieving players to “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to perform at Old Trafford as they seek to reach the Champions League last 16.Young Boys are the visitors on Tuesday as the Red Devils look to qualify for the knockout phase with a game to spare — a feat they will achieve should they win and Valencia fail to beat Juventus.Progress would be a welcome shot in the arm after Saturday’s tepid goalless draw with struggling Crystal Palace, which left them 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and with a mere three wins from nine home matches in all competitions.However, Mourinho rejected suggestions that his players find it easier to play away and laughed off a suggestion that playing at Old Trafford brought added pressure ahead of facing the Swiss champions.“If you feel pressure, stay at home — and when I say home, I don’t say stadium home, I say home home and watch on TV,” he said.“If you feel pressure to play matches at home where the people come to support… come on. I never felt pressure to play at home.” Mourinho expects a response from his side in Tuesday’s Group H encounter, having questioned some of his players’ “heart”, desire and intensity after the 0-0 draw with Palace.The United manager spoke of his frustrations with his team’s sub-par performances before the match against Swiss side Young Boys, saying he wanted his players “not to be reactive but proactive”.“I want the team to start strong, I want the team to have a go immediately and it is a bit frustrating,” he said.Mourinho said defender Victor Lindelof would likely be out of action for “quite a while” with an injury.“(Lindelof) does the scan (Tuesday) but, by the experience of the medical department and the feelings of the player, he has a muscular problem and a muscular problem takes time,” he added.“I would say if we have him for the Christmas period — where we need, if possible, every player to be available for that difficult period until the Newcastle match on January 2 — if we can have Victor available for that period, it will be good.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Former England manager reveals bizarre phone conversation where he convinced Roman Abramovic to buy…

first_imgAdvertisement p803e0NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxpmyxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3zpmh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 93ukWould you ever consider trying this?😱m3zCan your students do this? 🌚pd9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson revealed the secret why Roman Abramovic chose to buy Chelsea instead of Spurs. At first, Roman Abramovic wanted to buy a club in Moscow. The team of Roman Abramovic shortlisted three clubs. According to Sven-Goran Eriksson, the facilities of Dinamo was better than other two clubs. So, the former English manager told Roman to buy that club.Advertisement However, Roman’s decision changed very quickly. At that time, Sven-Goran Eriksson was in a holiday. The right hand man of Roman Abramovic called him to inform about that. The new decision of Roman was to buy a club in London. The right hand person of Roman Abramovic placed two choices in front of Sven-Goran Eriksson – Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.Advertisement The reply of Sven-Goran Eriksson might help Roman to take the decision of buying Chelsea. Sven-Goran Eriksson asked what was the purpose of buying the new club. The answer was to win more trophies. So, Sven-Goran Eriksson told Roman to opt for Chelsea as he had to change the half of the team there while in Tottenham Hotspur, he might have to change the whole team. This phone call might have played a big part in history of Chelsea.Van Persie admits Arsenal didn’t want him anymore before the United transfer took placeAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MAY 26, 2016

first_imgFlavien Prat3995523%49%$406,845 EXAGGERATOR WALKS SHEDROW THIS MORNING AT PIMLICO            Trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Exaggerator, who became the 10th Santa Anita Derby winner to take the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, jogged two miles over Pimlico’s main track on Wednesday and walked the shed row this morning as he continues to prepare for the mile and one half Belmont Stakes on June 11.“He walked today and he’ll van to Belmont on Sunday,” said Desormeaux, who arrived back in Southern California Wednesday night. “It’s not that far to Belmont. He’ll be on the van about eight or nine hours. We’re gonna breeze him one time, probably five eighths, before the race. He’ll either work a week from Saturday (June 4) or the following Tuesday (June 7).“I’ll go back for the work and I’m still thinking about whether or not to send Kent (Desormeaux) in to breeze him, or just have Aaron Gryder get on him. Aaron’s already there and he knows my horses and he knows me. As far as the horse is concerned, everything’s pretty basic. He has no issues and there’s nothing (physical) we’re having to deal with. He’s a pleasure to train.”A winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Derby at a mile and one eighth on April 9, Exaggerator, who has made three out of his five starts this year at Santa Anita, was second to previously unbeaten Nyquist in both the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes here on Feb. 15 and in the Kentucky Derby May 7. Mike Puype2662223%38%$199,280 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won RACE BRINGS FOND MEMORIES OF LENNYFROMALIBUThe Lennyfromalibu Stakes, the first of five added money events to be run Saturday in the Golden States Series for California-bred or sired horses on Gold Rush Day, has a notable back story.The race for four-year-olds and up at about six and a half furlongs on turf drew but five starters, but the derivation of its name is from stakes winner Lennyfromalibu, who won the Crystal Water in 2004 and the California Cup Mile in 2003. But wait. There’s more.“Lennyfromalibu was named after Lenny Goldstein, a liver doctor who treated my husband (Jim),” related Madeline Auerbach, who campaigned the horse, and is still an active owner/breeder and a member of the California Horse Racing Board.“Dr. Goldstein had an office at UCLA, lived on the beach in Malibu, had a big handlebar mustache and was really a throwback guy. He was very pro-active and helpful in my husband getting a liver transplant, and he was fascinated that we were in the racing business.“So the very first baby that we had available from Unusual Heat’s first crop (in 1999) was named Lennyfromalibu.”The field: Forest Chatter, Mike Smith,6-5; Pay the Fine, Mario Gutierrez, 9-2; Ambitious Brew, Flavien Prat, 7-5; Old Man Lake, Tyler Baze, 12-1; and K Thirty Eight, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1. O’NEILL HAPPY WITH NYQUIST, BUT HAS NO RACE PLANSChampion Nyquist, who suffered his first defeat in last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes after eight straight victories including the Kentucky Derby on May 7, is doing well although he will miss the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes on June 11, due to a temperature that surfaced soon after the Preakness.“He has no temperature right now, his blood looks good, so we’re very happy with the way things are going back there,” trainer Doug O’Neill said Thursday morning at Santa Anita.“I don’t know what will happen next (as far as plans for future races). We’ll bring himback (from Maryland) June 5 so we’ll kind of play it by ear from there.” MUSICAL AGENTS CONTINUE: GONZALEZ HIRES EBANKS            Santiago Gonzalez, who fired agent Craig Stephan last Saturday after a two-year run that saw him become an overnight success, has changed representatives again, parting company with 28-year-old Brandon O’Bryan after four days and hiring veteran Ron Ebanks.“Santiago called me and wanted to know if I was interested and available,” Ebanks said. “I said I’d definitely like to talk, so we met, discussed issues and I was happy with what I heard.“He’s one of the most sought-after riders and rides for everybody. He’s achieved a lot in a short amount of time and looks like he can be a top rider.            “I represented Gary Stevens for two weeks at Del Mar last summer, but we just weren’t a good fit for each other,” Ebanks said, referring to his last gig as an agent.Ebanks has had plenty of experience with world-class riders. “I’ve had Chris Antley, Tyler Baze, Joe Talamo, Michael Baze, Patrick Valenzuela, Joel Rosario, Jorge Chavez and Shane Sellers for 15 years when he earned $115 million,” Ebanks said.“I’ve been in the business 38 years. I started when I was 13. I rode horses from 15 to 23 and became an agent when I was 23.” Jerry Hollendorfer3563717%46%$495,680 EXPLOSIVE DEBUT FOR 2-5 MELAIR CHOICE ENOLA GRAYEnola Gray won by a pole, as they say, in her debut race, coming home 16 ¼ lengths in front of eight rivals in a 6 1/2-furlong sprint on April 10. It was no surprise to leading trainer Phil D’Amato, even though the gray daughter of Grazen owned and bred by Nick Alexander paid $10.80 to win.“She was well-meant that day,” said D’Amato, who sends out Enola Gray in Saturday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. “I thought she had a really good chance to win, although I didn’t think she’d win by 16.“She’s always shown that kind of talent in the mornings. She breezed so fast, we never really put her in company to see how fast she really was, so it was a pleasant surprise.“She came out of the race good and she’s ready to go.”The Melair: Enola Gray, Tyler Baze, 2-5; Allsquare, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Cheekaboo, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Hacktivism, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; The Spiral Jetter, Santiago Gonzalez, 12-1; and Shy Carmelita, Martin Garcia, 6-1. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato381110429%66%$578,370 Edwin Maldonado561212621%54%$427,651 Patrick Gallagher1140036%36%$111,155 PREAKNESS WINNER EXAGGERATOR WALKS SHEDROWRALIS TACKLES TURF FOR FIRST TIME IN SNOW CHIEFNYQUIST DUE IN CALIFORNIA JUNE 5, PLANS ON HOLDSINGING KITTY IS IN TUNE ON A FIRM TURF COURSEBOOZER STAYS ON THE ON DIRT IN TIZNOW STAKESDYNAMITE DEBUT WINNER ENOLA GRAY HEADS MELAIRLENNYFROMALIBU IS REMEMBERED ON SATURDAYRON EBANKS NEW AGENT FOR SANTIAGO GONZALEZ RALIS TRIES TURF FOR FIRST TIME IN SNOW CHIEF            Ralis makes his turf debut Saturday when the son of Square Eddie trained by Doug O’Neill for Reddam Racing runs in the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on grass.“He ran really well on the synthetic surface at Turfway (fifth in the Grade III Spiral, beaten only three-quarters of a length on April 2), so generally, horses that run well on synthetic run well on grass, especially Square Eddies,” O’Neill said. “They run well on anything, so we’re very optimistic he’ll run a good race.”The Snow Chief field: Ralis, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; The Big Train, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Glory Bound, Edwin Maldonado, 10-1; Midnight Ming, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Tough It Out, Joe Talamo, 2-1; and Gold Rush Dancer, Flavien Prat, 9-5. FIRM COURSE A PLUS FOR SINGING KITTY IN FRAN’S VALENTINETrainer Matt Chew is optimistic about the chances of Singing Kitty in Saturday’s $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf.“She’s coming up to the race really well,” Chew said. “She didn’t really care much going down the hill when the turf course was softer (eighth by four lengths on a “good’ surface in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Jan. 30).“She’s back where she’s somewhat confident, and I think she’ll like this surface the way it is right now. She won her races last year when it was 100-degree weather and everything was nice and firm. The course was a little soft this winter and it wasn’t to her liking.”The field for the Fran’s Valentine: Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 3-1; Nite Delite, Stewart Elliott, 12-1; Sheer Pleasure, Martin Garcia, 7-2; Madame Mousse, Santiago Gonzalez, 10-1; Lily Kai, Dryden Van Dyke, 8-1; Bert’s Melody, Brice Blanc, 5-1; Velvet Mesquite, Tyler Baze, 9-2; and Singing Kitty, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1. BOOZER ON DISPLAY CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAYBoozer, a versatile son of Unusual Heat who has won six of seven career starts on turf, returns to the main track Saturday in the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes for four-year-olds and up at one mile, one of five added money events in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses on Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita.Trained by Mark Glatt for Al and Sandee Kirkwood, Boozer won at a mile on dirt at Los Alamitos last out on April 16 under Edwin Maldonado, who retains the mount in the Tiznow.“He’s versatile, so it’s nice to have different options,” Glatt said of Boozer. “We’ll see how it works out for us.”The Tiznow: Howdy, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Boozer, Edwin Maldonado, 5-2; Songforjohnmichael, Joe Talamo, 2-1; Avanti Bello, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Indygo Holiday, Fernando Perez, 15-1; Soi Phet, Kent Desomreaux, 4-1; and Rocko’s Wheel, Martin Garcia, 5-1. Rafael Bejarano591211820%53%$654,912 (Current Through Sunday, May 22) Mark Glatt2344317%48%$139,886 Martin Garcia3764416%38%$366,535 Martin Pedroza3353515%39%$184,900 Santiago Gonzalez55810815%47%$413,775 SANTA ANITA BIDS FAREWELL TO FAN FAVORITE ‘LEXI’Santa Anita’s racing family and fans of The Great Race Place are mourning the passing of Lexi, the little Jack Russell Terrier who rode the carriages at Santa Anita for all of her 15 years, becoming a fan favorite.Owned by Santa Anita’s Operations Office Manager Paige Rickerd, Lexi died Monday afternoon but did her job until the very end.“She had such a huge fan base and was really one special dog,” said the understandably saddened Rickerd. “There are over 7,000 people who have reached out on Facebook. We knew she was popular and loved but we had no idea to what extent.“She was the best companion and friend anyone could ever ask for. We are truly heartbroken . . . She will forever be in our hearts, forever missed and forever loved. Rest in peace, Lexi. We love you.”Rickerd has a tribute to Lexi posted on Facebook under Carriage Horses. Tyler Baze6412101419%56%$511,055 Joseph Talamo46109922%61%$499,143 John Sadler2861321%36%$365,665 FINISH LINES: Trainer Simon Callaghan could run Taris against males in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs on June 25, although the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4 and a potential meeting with distaff champions Beholder and Stellar Wind remains an option. “I’ll talk with the owners and we’ll make a decision,” Callaghan said . . . Congratulations to Jeff Mullins on registering his 1,500th training victory last Saturday, with odds-on favorite Spirit World ridden by his main man, Tyler Baze. “It’s a nice milestone,” said Mullins, who saddled three consecutive winners of the Santa Anita Derby from 2003-05 (Buddy Gil, Castledale and Buzzards Bay). “I’ve been training for 30 years, ever since I was old enough to get a license.” . . . Chad Lindsay will represent the United States in the 2016 Longines Future Racing Stars international apprentice jockey challenge race at Chantilly Race Course in Paris on June 19. Represented by agent Vince DeGregory, the 23-year-old Lindsay, a native of Aledo, Texas, near Fort Worth, will be one of the apprentices all under the age of 25 from 10 different nations . . . Agent Vic Lipton says he will not be representing Jaime Theirot . . . Ron Ebanks, agent for Santiago Gonzalez, and Simon Bray, TVG analyst and former trainer, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 12:50 p.m. in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Sunday’s lone winning Pick Six ticket worth $98,243.80 was purchased at Golden Gate Fields for $72 . . . Santa Anita races through this Monday, Memorial Day, but will be dark for live racing next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 31, June 1 and June 2. Live racing resumes Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Wonlast_img read more

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Future of solar energy in agriculture is bright

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three solar energy experts will discuss the use of this renewable energy application in the agriculture industry at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).Lee Andre of Harvest Energy Solutions, will be joined by colleague Ken Zabarah, territory manager for Ohio and Indiana, as well as Daryl Stockburger, assistant director of utilities, City of Bowling Green, as they explain the use of solar energy in the Midwest, grid management, review of northwest Ohio region solar usage, and what the future holds for the industry.Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concluded that solar energy has tremendous benefits in agriculture. For example, on a dairy farm where up to 40% of the energy used is for water heating, a solar water heater can reduce heating costs up to 85% annually.This forum is part of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership Pollution Prevention (P2) program, which utilizes the entire network of engineering resources, equipment manufacturers and suppliers at its disposal to provide complete and cost effective evaluations in power and lighting, water usage, utilities efficiency assessments, water and air discharge and sustainability.Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is just $10 per person when you RSVP in advance, or $12 per person at the door without RSVP (cash or check) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.The AIF is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) in Bowling Green. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by visiting ciftinnovation.org.last_img read more

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Pro Tip: Change Track Height in Premiere Pro

first_imgChanging Audio Track HeightKeyboard Shortcut: Option + or –By default, you won’t be able to see audio waveforms. But if you simply use the Option + or – keyboard shortcut, you can scale the audio track up until the waveforms are visible. I find it much more helpful to have larger audio tracks and smaller video tracks. Need to see your waveforms or video thumbnails? Here’s a quick way to change track height in Premiere Pro.A little time saved here or there can quickly add up when you’re video editing. One of the best ways to save time is to use keyboard shortcuts. Let’s take a look at a few important shortcuts for changing track height in Premiere Pro.Changing Video Track HeightKeyboard Shortcut: Command + or –When you drag footage into a new composition it will be ‘flat’ by default, meaning you won’t be able to see a visual thumbnail. If you want to see a visual thumbnail of the first frame, all you need to do is hit Command + or – with your timeline selected. This will allow you to adjust various effects like opacity and time remapping without having to open up the effects panel. Saving Track PresetsStep 1: Adjust Your TimelineUsing either your mouse or the keyboard shortcuts listed above, change your timeline tracks to your desired height. You can also customize the various buttons on the side of the track by right clicking in the blank space in the track editor and clicking customize.Step 2: Save PresetTo save your track preset, simply hit the gear icon at the top of your timeline and select Save Preset. A dialogue box will pop up that says Save Preset. You will now be able to name your preset and assign a track preset number.Step 3: Assign Keyboard ShortcutIf you want your track preset to be assigned to a keyboard shortcut (and you should), you will need to go to the keyboard shortcut preference panel. To do so, simply navigate to Premiere Pro>Keyboard Shortcuts… or hit Option+Command+K. In the panel that pops up, type in the word “Track” and you should see ten rows of Track Height Presets. Simply click on your preset of choice and type in your desired keyboard shortcut. You should now be able to recall your Track Height Preset in the timeline.How does track height contribute to your Premiere Pro workflow? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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Falcons unearth new weapon in Fermin in rout of Generals; Knights triumph

first_imgView comments Old Trafford match has Etheridge all pumped up PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss EAC even early in the match, 13-8, but when Fermin helped the Falcons find their groove, Adamson became virtually untouchable, racing to leads of as many as 34 points, 71-37.Fermin finished with 21 points to lead the Falcons while Jerrick Ahanmisi added 17, hitting three triples.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I think that when Aaron gets in real game shape he will be able to contribute more,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “We also shuffled our lineup to see how we respond to certain situations. We started our camp only April 9 and we still have a long way to go.”Meanwhile, a returning Jerrick Balanza and Renato Ular propelled Letran to a 78-67 victory over Jose Rizal University in the other match at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting New recruit Aaron Fermin scored 10 points, including two triples, in a key breakaway to power Adamson to an 89-65 rout of Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.Up by two in the first half, Fermin’s heroics helped the Falcons snare a 40-26 lead after a spirited start by the Generals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Knights led throughout the match but had to repulse constant rallies by the Heavy Bombers.Letran, who led by as many as 14, watched as JRU worked to within eight points, 62-54, before free throws by Larry Muyang, a tip-in by Ular, and a fastbreak layup by Balanza iced the match.Balanza led Letran with 25 points while Ular added 13 and 14 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

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Work Underway to Improve Sewerage System in Liguanea Area

first_imgA $73 million project to improve the sewerage system in the Liguanea area of St. Andrew is currently underway, which should significantly protect the aquifers.Three works are included in the project – the $33.7 million Hope Road (side roads) project; the $15 million Swallowfield Road sewerage expansion project; and the $24 million upgrading of the sewerage system serving Seymour and Retreat Avenues. They are being carried out under the Kingston and St. Andrew (KSA) Sewerage Improvement and Expansion Project and funded through the National Water Commission’s K-Factor programme. Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, who toured the Hope Road works on April 16, told JIS News that the project, expected to last six months, is critical not only to the 400 users expected to benefit in this phase of the project, but is significant in helping to secure the potable water sources.“The fact is that only about 30 per cent of the country is sewered and here in the Corporate Area where the head count is greater, it is easier to do the sewering. It will be gravity fed into the main. The whole idea is to get this down into the Soapberry plant (in St. Catherine), where the capacity exists,” he said.Mr. Pickersgill said the project would help to reduce the amount of seepage from pits that render the aquifers in the Liguanea area unusable.“Unfortunately, the Liguanea Plains, with a lot of water below (in aquifers) is not usable, because of what has taken place, so the more we can sewer, the better off we’ll be in producing more potable water,” he noted.Member of Parliament for the area, Julian Robinson, told JIS News that convincing the residents to co-operate and accommodate the works and work crew was not a difficult task, as a series of community meetings and consultations were held where it was explained what the works would entail and the benefits to be derived.“We have over 200 gated communities in the constituency, and we have a lot of conversions from single dwellings to multiple-dwellings, so there is the increased pressure on the infrastructure, both for water and for sewerage. So, it is imperative that when these conversions do take place, that persons are connected to the sewer main,” he said.Roads included in the project are: Sandy Park, Donhead Avenue, Richings Avenue, Walford Close, Hopeglade Mews, Hollywood Avenue and Mews, Sandhurst Avenue, Winston Avenue, Hope Mews, Hillcrest Avenue and Glenhope Avenue.By O. Rodger Hutchinson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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