Share Share LocalNews Solar lighting system proposed to facilitate late flights by: Dominica Vibes News – October 22, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share 288 Views no discussions Tweet The Ministry of Public Works has proposed the installation of a solar lighting system at the Douglas Charles Airport to facilitate later flights.The Douglas Charles Airport suffered major damage due to the effects of Tropical Storm Erika on 27 August 2015 and particularly as a result of the flooding from the Melville Hall River.As a result there was damage to the fencing, runway, taxi way, apron, landside access roads, and the equipment that were housed in the building, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Kendall Johnson told a press conference on Wednesday 21 October 2015.“We have quantified, with the help of a local professional engineer, the damage to the facility in excess of forty-one million dollars,” Mr Johnson indicated.Although the airport has reopened to facilitate travel, with the approval of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority, the airport lighting was damaged and has not yet been replaced. Mr Johnson noted that the Ministry of Public Works is seeking proposals for the installation of the lighting, but in the interim night landing has been suspended until further notice.“We have discussed the matter with the aviation authority and we are proposing the installation of a solar lighting system that can be controlled by the air traffic people,” he said.“That is being worked on as a matter of urgency because of the limited flights that is now coming in at the airport so beyond five o’clock I think all flights are stopped because of the dark conditions,” he continued.Meanwhile, Mr Johnson noted that the complete rehabilitation of the Douglas Charles Airport will be done in two phases.“We have packaged the rehabilitation work in two phases; one will look at the fencing, the runway, taxiway, apron, and the landside access routes,” while phase two requires “a bit more detailed intervention because of the dynamics of the Melville Hall River”.“It’s a rather large river and we need to assess the hydrology and the hydraulic capacity of the channel before we design the necessary interventions. We have received proposals for the rehabilitation of phase one and we have assessed and we have made a recommendation to start negotiations for the construction of permanent works,” he explained.
Photo: Dimitar Kyosemarliev, Dnes.bg.Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has expressed condolences over the death of former wrestler Nikolai Shterev, who died of a coronavirus this morning.“God forgive Nikolay Shterev. Terrible loss of a young athlete. I express my sincerest condolences to his family and relatives,” the prime minister wrote on a social network. Shterev, 33, was admitted to hospital in a very serious condition, and doctors were unable to save him.Earlier today, the prime minister reiterated that the pandemic had not passed and expressed concern that people did not believe in the infection and that the measures were no longer being followed.For the last 24 hours, 234 new cases have been registered in Bulgaria, 7 people have lost the battle with the virus.Works on the publication: Veselina Yordanova
The General Manager of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, Mike Archer has announced the federation’s resolve to introduce ScrumIT, an online Player Registration and Rugby Administration Software developed in South Africa by ENS Software as a service application. The software is internet based, and users can access it from any internet browser.Other users of ScrumIT include South Africa based Unions W.P. Rugby, Griquas and the Cheetahs. The Rugby Unions of Ghana and Kenya are also users of the system. Archer stated that the decision to use ScrumIT was driven by the need to streamline the administration of the Federation and to empower the Clubs in Nigeria to become more efficient and effective in its administration.The ScrumIT system has an impressive range of features that include: Union and Club/School Management, Player Registrations, Talent Identification and Squad Management, Document and Video Management Services, Fixture Management, Online real-time scoring with integrated competition logs, Social Media integration, Individual player statistics, Next of kin contact information, Medical Aid Information, Player Transfers (Inter-club, inter-regional and international), Referee Management and Allocations, Coaching Management, Inter-club and Federation Communication (bulk email), Player injury recording, Disciplinary process and player sanction management, Comprehensive reporting services, “Get Into Rugby” Management.In 2015 ENS Software in conjunction with Ghana Rugby also developed a module to manage the “Get Into Rugby” participation and events of the core youth development programme of World Rugby.Nigeria Rugby is a full member of both Rugby Africa and World Rugby and will be hosting the 2019 Silver Cup in Nigeria.(NRFF)RelatedRUGBY: Lagos Rugby Union League to Kicks Off SaturdayApril 13, 2019In “Rugby”RUGBY: Nigeria, Ghana Launch Bi-Lateral TourneyMarch 13, 2019In “Rugby”Six Teams Set For National Women’s Rugby TournamentFebruary 9, 2019In “Sports”
Phillip Caruso/Hulu(LOS ANGELES) — Zoë Kravitz has a major bone to pick with Hulu after it cancelled her critically-acclaimed series High Fidelity after one season.In her most recent Instagram post, which showed a behind-the-scenes image of her with the cast, Zoë thanked her High Fidelity co-stars and fans for their love and support during the series, adding that “#breakupssuck.”But soon after her post, Kravitz apparently had more thoughts on the cancellation, telling fellow actress Tessa Thompson, in the now-deleted comments section, that Hulu is definitely lacking in diverse shows.“It’s cool,” Kravitz responded to Thompson, who initially commented “I will miss you alllllllllllll so much.”“At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch,” Zoe continued, before writing, “Oh wait.”The series, which is a modern reimagining of the 2000 film starring John Cusack, starred Kravitz as Rob, a “pop culture-obsessed” owner of a record store. It also starred Jake Lacy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and David H. Holmes.In an interview with Variety‘s Big Ticket podcast, Kravitz had shared her excitement about the role and the opportunity to shine light on an underrepresented group of people.“The amount of comments, DMs, things on Twitter, articles written about Brown women who love music, were afraid of commitment, who’ve never seen a person like them on television — they feel seen for the first time,” she said.“Just breaking away from the stereotypes, I feel like people need that. So I feel very lucky to have been able to deliver that, because one of the most important things for me was authenticity and bringing a real world to life.”By Candice WilliamsCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.