Major Road Patching Starts in St. Elizabeth

first_imgStory HighlightsNWA has commenced a major road patching exercise in the parish of St. Elizabeth.57 kilometers of roadway will be targeted with approximately 900 square meters of patching being done.The NWA is also undertaking bushing and drain cleaning activities along several corridors in St. Elizabeth. Advertisements RelatedJamaica Re-Elected To International Maritime Organization Council RelatedPrime Minister Announces $500 Million Infrastructure Project RelatedTransport Authority Gets More Vehicles to Monitor Roadscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced a major road patching exercise in the parish of St. Elizabeth, aimed at arresting some of the poor road conditions that exist in that parish.Under the programme, 57 kilometers of roadway will be targeted with approximately 900 square meters of patching being done. The corridors benefitting under the programme are Tombstone to Gutters, Scotts Cove to Luana and Luana to Tombstone. These road sections form the main arterial network through St. Elizabeth.Community Relations Officer of the South Region of NWA, Howard Hendriks says that the works form part of a $7 million programme, under the governments’ $200 million islandwide road patching programme that was recently announced by Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller.Mr. Hendriks says that the NWA is also undertaking bushing and drain cleaning activities along several corridors in St. Elizabeth. This programme which will be completed by December 16 is being done at a cost of $9 million with funds from the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). Major Road Patching Starts in St. Elizabeth TransportDecember 13, 2013Written by: National Works Agencylast_img read more

Officials: Jet fuel lands on Los Angeles school playgrounds

first_imgHomeNewsAirportOfficials: Jet fuel lands on Los Angeles school playgrounds Jan. 15, 2020 at 5:00 amAirportNewsTransportationOfficials: Jet fuel lands on Los Angeles school playgroundsAssociated Press1 year agochildrenCudahyJet fuelLos Angeles International AirportplaygroundsSchool STEFANIE DAZIOAssociated PressFuel dumped by an airliner making an emergency return Tuesday to Los Angeles International Airport due to an engine problem fell onto three schools, causing minor irritation to 40 children and adults, officials said.The incident occurred around noon in the Cudahy area of southeastern Los Angeles County, about 13 miles (21 kilometers east of the airport.Video showed fuel streaming from the low-flying jet and people in a schoolyard scurrying for cover.Los Angeles Unified School District police Sgt. Rudy Perez said 28 students and adults were affected at Park Avenue Elementary and 12 others at 93rd Street Elementary, but none needed to be taken to hospitals.Jordan High was also affected but no one was treated there, he said.Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Henry Narvaez said the fuel had dissipated by the time it reached the ground but the children and adults could smell it.Narvaez said the patients complained of mild skin irritation and were treated with soap and water.There were no evacuation orders for the immediate area .The school district said in a statement that paramedics were immediately called to treat anyone complaining of “skin irritation or breathing problems” and that its environmental health and safety office also responded.Park Avenue sixth-grader Diego Martinez said he and his classmates were outside for physical education class when they saw the airplane flying low overhead.“It was very close,” he said.Shortly afterwards the air filled with the pungent odor of fuel.“It was very strong, the odor,” the 12-year-old said.Diego wasn’t doused but some of his friends complained that their skin was itching.The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that Delta Air Lines Flight 89 headed to Shanghai, China, declared an emergency after leaving Los Angeles International Airport, returned and landed without incident.The FAA said it was looking into the reports of schoolchildren being affected.Delta Air Lines said in a statement that Flight 89 “experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX. The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight.”The FlightAware website’s track of the flight showed the jet took off over the ocean and made an immediate turn back toward land and circled back over Southern California to approach the airport from the east.AP reporters John Antczak and Chris Weber contributed to this report from Los Angeles.Tags :childrenCudahyJet fuelLos Angeles International AirportplaygroundsSchoolshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica Brew Works plans major expansionCity of Malibu Community Services Department Offers Winter Programs for All AgesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

Members Of Circles Around The Sun, Grateful Shred, More To Celebrate ‘Aoxomoxoa’ & ‘Live Dead’ With 50th Anniversary Shows

first_imgTwo of the Grateful Dead‘s 1960s-era albums, Aoxomoxoa and Live Dead, celebrate 50 years since their respective releases in 1969 this year. Thankfully, some of the current players within the California jam scene are getting together to help fans and Deadheads celebrate the two seminal albums in San Francisco later this month.Related: Grateful Dead Shares Feline-Friendly Video For “China Cat Sunflower”Announced on Friday, guitarist Ethan Miller of California Bay Area bands Howlin Rain and Heron Oblivion has recruited a mix of musicians including Adam MacDougall (Circles Around The Sun, Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Grateful Shred) and Austin Beede (Grateful Shred), and Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless) to perform the two albums in full with two separate shows at The Chapel in San Francisco. The band will recreate Aoxomoxoa at the San Francisco venue on Monday, October 28th, and the songs featured on Live Dead on Tuesday, October 29th.More participating artists will be announced closer to the event.“Myself, the four other incredible musicians in the band and a number of exceptional guest performers are coming together to bring these records to life again and to celebrate their vast and undying energy,” Miller said of the upcoming anniversary performances in a statement to go with the announcement. “In the performance of ‘Aoxomoxoa’ it gives folks a chance to see, hear and feel something live that I’m not sure even the Dead ever fully committed to the stage in its entirety. As for ‘Live Dead’, we’re just gonna set it loose and see what happens. It’s the only way to really honor the spirit, energy, and exploration of what that record accomplished. The sound and spirit of these historic albums are going to be there and then some. It’s all gonna be a party!”Tickets for the two all-ages anniversary shows are on sale now here for 10/28, and here for 10/29. A portion of all proceeds will go to the Grateful Dead’s Rex Foundation.last_img read more

Mammoet gets big fleet boost

first_imgThe Terex model, which arrived in the USA this month, has already begun work on a catalytic cracker turnaround project at a Texas Gulf Coast refinery.Mammoet USA says that it will be the largest crawler in its regional fleet. It will expand the company’s regional crane fleet to 75 units, ranging in lifting capacity from 100 to 1,600 tonnes.The new Terex crane will also be available with the Boom Booster kit, which provides additional lifting capacity.”Its large capacity and unmatched flexibility make it possible to be used in confined spaces without compromising its lifting abilities,” said Mammoet USA sales director Pierre Mille. “The Boom Booster kit will also give the crane even greater capacity, specifically for tall vertical lifts.”Alongside this supersize investment, Mammoet USA is also investing in a number of small and medium size cranes – all of which are intended for use in projects taking place on the Gulf Coast.  www.mammoet.comlast_img read more

Border link reopens as South International Corridor progresses

first_imgPORTUGAL: The 11 km link between Elvas and Caia on the border with Spain near Badajoz was reopened in late January, following an investment of €20·4m. Embankments and cuttings have been reinforced and stabilised, and track drainage improved. The decking and piers have been replaced on bridges crossing rivers at Caiola and Caia, and four level crossings have been removed. Provision has been made for future electrification, and installation of ETCS lineside equipment and GSM-R.Reopening of the link to the border is the latest element of the South International Corridor to be completed. It complements electrification of the Mérida – Puertollano line in Spain and construction of an 80 km cut-off between Évora and Elvas.Together these will eventually form a through route between the Portuguese port of Sines and Lisboa to destinations in Spain via Badajoz. Much of the rehabilitation work was done by Teixeira Duarte under a €15m contract. Elvas station has been remodelled so that 750 m long freight trains can be handled, passenger and operational facilities refurbished, platforms raised and step-free access provided.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Jose Mourinho releases statement on sacking after joining his family in London

first_imgJose Mourinho has released an official statement, saying he is ‘proud’ of his time at Manchester United, and reaffirming his silence on the manner of his dismissal.Mourinho is back in London after being sacked by United, his tumultuous two-and-a-half year spell at Old Trafford coming to an end on Tuesday.He has returned to the family home having stayed in the Lowry Hotel during his time in Manchester, and said he will return to management after he took a stroll on Wednesday afternoon.  Earlier, Mourinho was approached by Sky Sports News as he walked down the street, but he was initially not in the mood to discuss his future in management.Asked about his next move, Mourinho said: “No, you know me. You know me. Let me walk. I have nothing to say. You know me, if you want to walk with me then let’s walk to Battersea. I have nothing to say.”Mourinho later went into more detail, having apparently making a trip to Harrods, as he returned home carrying a shopping bag from the department store.He said his time with United is “in the past” and that he did not want to dwell on his sacking, and instead look forward to a return to coaching.Mourinho said: “Manchester United has a future without me and I have a future without them. Why should I be sharing more now? Even with the supporters, any of my feelings. It’s over. That’s the way I’ve always been.“I’ve been critical of managers that speak about details about what’s happened and who is to blame. That’s not me. I just want to finish like it happened yesterday and I’d like to say it’s game over. I just hope you media respect this way for me to be.“Until I get back to football I think I have my right to live my life like I do now. That’s what I want to do. Manchester United is past.”Mourinho, however, was less than forthcoming when talking about what went wrong at Manchester United.“You know me. I don’t change, what I did when I left Chelsea is the same as what I’m going to do now,” he said.“I keep the good things and I don’t speak about anything that happened in the club. We could speak about so many good things, not as good, but that’s not me. It’s finished.”He was dismissed by United on Tuesday morning, 48 hours after they lost 3-1 to rivals Liverpool to continue an abysmal start to the league season. United have just 26 points from 17 league games, their lowest ever tally at this stage of a Premier League season.   Relatedlast_img read more

Advanced driver aids arent just for luxury cars

The highly stylized 2018 Toyota C-HR is an all-new subcompact SUV sporting aggressive body lines and plenty of standard features. It’s a good example of how Toyota is among the manufacturers leading the charge on making advanced safety tech standard across the board.Toyota Safety Sense is a basic suite of aids that many Toyota models receive. On the C-HR, it includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure alert. It also has automatic high beams that can detect if vehicles are present and can toggle between high- and low beams to maximize nighttime visibility and avoid blinding other drivers. In addition, the C-HR gets lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control that works to a standstill, and a special pre-collision system that can detect pedestrians and vehicles.The C-HR Premium trim, which would’ve exceeded our $25,000 cap by just $345, also includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.2018 HONDA ACCORD LX ($24,460) This undated photo provided by Subaru shows the 2018 Subaru Impreza five-door. This is a comfortable small car, and the hatchback model provides more rear headroom and cargo space than the Impreza sedan. (Subaru of America via AP) The Accord’s Honda Sensing suite of safety features is one of the most comprehensive around, with automatic braking, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, and an adaptive cruise control that works down to a full stop, just like the C-HR’s system. Additionally, the Accord’s front-facing camera recognizes speed limit signs and displays that information discreetly in the instrument panel. We’ve found this feature surprisingly useful.SUBARU IMPREZA HATCHBACK 2.0i ($24,050)The 2018 Subaru Impreza is the only car on this list with standard all-wheel drive, an advantage if you frequently drive in wet or snowy conditions. This is a comfortable small car, and the hatchback model provides more rear headroom and cargo space than the Impreza sedan.Subaru calls its safety suite EyeSight, and it relies heavily on a sophisticated set of cameras that provide depth perception, much as human eyes do. Unlike the Toyota and Honda models on this list, EyeSight isn’t standard equipment on the Impreza. The suite includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and steering-responsive foglights that swivel to better light the road through bends. You’ll have to get the midlevel Premium trim level and add EyeSight, but even so this Impreza sneaks in under our price cap at $24,050.2018 NISSAN SENTRA SR W/ PREMIUM PACKAGE ($24,945) As far as midsize sedans go, the comfortable and spacious 2018 Honda Accord is Edmunds’ favorite. Even the base LX trim is satisfyingly easy to drive because of its quick acceleration and precise handling. Citation: Advanced driver aids aren’t just for luxury cars (2018, April 4) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-advanced-driver-aids-luxury-cars.html In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, the 2018 Honda Accord on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. The Accord’s Honda Sensing suite of safety features is one of the most comprehensive around, with automatic braking, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, and an adaptive cruise control that works down to a full stop. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Automakers have come a long way from safety features such as seat belts and air bags that are meant to prevent injuries in a crash. Today, manufacturers are adding advanced driver aids that can fend off an accident in the first place. And there’s a good chance that your next new car will have them. In this Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, a man films a Toyota C-HR concept on the first media day of the International Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. The highly stylized 2018 Toyota C-HR is an all-new subcompact SUV sporting aggressive body lines and plenty of standard features.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further The Nissan Sentra has long been a staple in the small sedan segment. It may not be our overall favorite in the class, but considering the comfort features and advanced driver aids you can get for under $25,000, it’s a bargain that’s hard to overlook.The Sentra SR comes standard with automatic braking and adaptive cruise, though its cruise control operational range is between 20 and 90 mph and it won’t stop for you. The Premium package adds blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, along with a slew of other luxuries such as leather upholstery, navigation, heated seats, a Bose audio system and more.EDMUNDS SAYS: Advanced driver aids have been around for some time and have proven effective at preventing road incidents, but they haven’t always been affordable. That’s changing now that many manufacturers view advanced safety technology as a necessity rather than a luxury. Sizing up new car-safety technology © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. What’s an advanced driver aid? It’s kind of like an autonomous sidekick that’s ready to step in to help you prevent an imminent collision. Adaptive cruise control, for example, can adjust your cruise speed and following distance with respect to the vehicle ahead of you. It’s often paired with automatic emergency braking that applies the brakes when the system senses a collision is about to occur and the driver doesn’t react in time.Lane keeping assist, which automatically makes small steering corrections if it senses you drifting out of your lane, and blind-spot monitoring, which lets you know if a vehicle is hovering in your out-of-view rear quarters, are two other key technologies we’ve found valuable for improving safety.These features were once solely in the domain of expensive luxury cars. But the number of vehicles with a basic set of advance safety features is growing every year. We’ve highlighted four vehicles here. Each costs under $25,000 and has the features we’ve mentioned above, plus other qualities that make them attractive beyond their affordability.2018 TOYOTA C-HR XLE ($23,495) This undated photo provided by Nissan shows the 2018 Nissan Sentra. The Nissan Sentra has long been a staple in the small sedan segment. (Nissan North America via AP) read more