Malaysians buy £57m Hammersmith tower site

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Boom Time

first_imgHere, we’ve created a one-stop guide to all of the dazzling displays alongside a trusty map to sort out the optimal vantage points.1. North Sea Fire Department CarnivalFireman’s Field, 149 Noyac Road in North SeaWednesday, July 3, and Friday,July 5, at 10 PMPair your fireworks display with a healthy dose of family fun.2. Westhampton Country Club35 Potunk LaneThursday, July 4, at sundownWhile the display is restricted to members of the club, the show can be viewed easily from surrounding areas.3. “Stars Over Montauk”Umbrella Beach, MontaukThursday, July 4, at 8 PMFor its 22nd year in a row, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce will treat locals and holidaymakers to a fireworks display viewed from either the beach or in town.4. Southampton Fresh Air Home’s32nd Annual American Picnic1030 Meadow LaneFriday, July 5, from 7 to 11 PMA celeb-favorite charitable evening raising funds for the Southampton Fresh Air Home special needs summer camp will end with dazzlers over Shinnecock Bay.5. Devon Yacht ClubAbrahams Landing Road, AmagansettSaturday, July 6, at 9 PMAnother “members only” display, but we suggest setting up camp at the adjacent Dennistown Bell Park.6. The Sag Harbor Yacht Club’s“John A. Ward Independence Day Fireworks”27 Bay Street, Sag HarborSaturday, July 6, at 9:30 PMPerhaps one of the most anticipated displays that draws a crowd in the thousands, this spectacle shouldn’t be missed.7. 62nd Annual Shelter Island FireworksCrescent Beach, 35 Shore RoadSaturday, July 13, at 9 PMLaunched from a barge off Crescent Beach, this is the oldest fireworks display out East.8. The Clamshell Foundation’s“Great Bonac” Fireworks ShowThree Mile Harbor, East HamptonSaturday, July 13, at 9:30 PMThis display, set off from 3 Mile Harbor, is best taken in at Maidstone Park or Sammy’s Beach. Sharelast_img read more

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Sounding off

first_imgThe capital’s cabbies aren’t cheap, so a free ride is not to be sniffed at. The Law Society’s Sound off for Justice campaign was offering Londoners precisely that last week. The campaign hired three specially branded black cabs, complete with iPad and iPhones, to give people free journeys in the capital and encourage them to ‘sound off’ while travelling. The campaign’s 1,161 Twitter followers could find out where and when the cabs were available via @soundoffjustice. In a separate piece of theatre, campaigners accosted Kenneth Clarke outside Millbank Studios to make some strident points about the impact of the cuts; as if the embattled justice secretary wasn’t having a bad enough week already. The campaign’s petition has now reached 10,189 signatures.last_img read more

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Department intensifies community screening

first_imgHealth workers testing a resident in Athlone. The provincial Department of Health is intensifying its Covid-19 community screening and testing programme this week, with health teams working in Bridgetown, Bokmakierie, Rylands and Heideveld. The screening and testing resumed in the greater Athlone area this week, starting in Bridgetown on Monday April 20 and yesterday (April 21). From today and tomorrow, Thursday April 23, they will be in Bokmakierie, and on Friday April 24, they will be in Rylands. The team did screening and testing at the Anglican church in Thames Avenue, Manenberg, on Monday and yesterday.On Wednesday April 15, the health team was at the St George’s Anglican Church in Silvertown, where hundreds of people lined the street to be screened and tested.Monique Johnstone, Western Cape Health spokesperson for the Klipfontein/Mitchell’s Plain substructure, said: “We are trying to find people who might need help. We need to talk to people to find out whether they need to go for testing so we can refer them for treatment. We will focus specifically on vulnerable people and communities. As part of the Covid-19 screening and testing programme, the Western Cape Health Department will intensify its community screening and testing in the coming weeks.”Ms Johnstone explained that health teams would go on door-to-door visits and ask a few questions and refer those who need to be tested to the correct site.“The more people our teams can talk to (screen) the better chance we have of stopping the spread and in doing so, keep our vulnerable community members safe. The questions will mainly focus on whether or not a person has symptoms of illness at the moment (a sore throat, a cough or fever). These questions need to be answered honestly.“During the community screening and testing the support of the community is essential for the success in stopping the spread of the virus. Our health teams are identifiable by their badges and clothing/ uniform and we appeal that you allow them to screen you,”Ms Johnstone said.She assured the community that the testing is safe, and also asked that people give their correct contact details, so that a health worker can make contact with the results, which usually become available after 48 hours. “While you await your results, we ask that you please quarantine at home in a separate room, if possible. We appeal to people who need to quarantine to stay home and not have visitors. If you cannot quarantine at home, speak to the health worker who will advise on further assistance,” Ms Johnstone said.She added that the public are encouraged to continue practising good hygiene and, where possible to wear a cloth mask. “Remember the golden rules of prevention: wash your hands regularly with soap and water; keep surfaces clean; do not touch your face; cough and sneeze in your elbow fold; keep 1.5m away from people, and stay at home. We also recommend the use of a three-layer cloth face mask. We appreciate the community’s continued support and ask them not to discriminate against Covid-19 survivors but to support them as they no longer pose a health risk,” she said.Screening can also be done at a primary health care facility, but one should first phone the facility.There is also a self-assessment risk tool available online at www.westerncape.gov.za/department-of-health/sars-cov-2-risk-assessment-formThere are also a number of dedicated sites for testing and triage centres where screening can be done.These include Groote Schuur Hospital, Heideveld Emergency Centre, Tygerberg Hospital, New Somerset Hospital and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, among others.Private clients may be referred by their doctors to private laboratories for testing.If you have flu-like symptoms, and have come into contact with someone who has the coronavirus, contact the national hotline on 0800 029 999 or the provincial hotline on 021 928 4102 for advice on what to do next. These lines are operational 24/7.last_img read more

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Appointments commission not delivering on judicial diversity, Lammy blasts

first_imgThe Judicial Appointments Commission has failed to deliver on diversity, Labour MP David Lammy has said, urging the government to take further the recommendations from his landmark race review to halt the rise in the number of young black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) defendants. Lammy told a Youth Justice Summit in London today that since publishing his review last year, the proportion of young BAME people in the criminal justice system has risen from 41% to 45%.The Tottenham MP once again expressed regret that he did not recommend diversity quotas for the judiciary. ‘It’s unacceptable we have cities in our country that are diverse where there is not a single ethnic minority judge to be found,’ he said. ‘The Judicial Appointments Board, or whatever it is called, it has not delivered on diversity. Ethnic minority lawyers do not want to be applying again and again, it’s embarrassing.’#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# David LammyOn a more positive note, Charlie Taylor, chair of the Youth Justice Board, told the summit there had been a ‘huge’ reduction in the number of children entering the criminal justice system since figures peaked in the last decade. Taylor, who led a government review into the youth justice system, attributed part of the reduction to changes in police behaviour and ‘political duress’ that was placed on police to meet arrest targets.Taylor said: ‘We are seeing much better collaboration between the police and other services than we have ever done in the past. It’s no surprise to see a police officer and social workers in a youth offending team sharing a desk, looking at a case file. That would have been unimaginable 20 years ago.’ The summit heard that the board is currently looking at the use of cautions, which varies across the country. Children are rarely issued with cautions in Surrey, Taylor observed. The board will examine the drivers behind people accepting a caution. Taylor said; ‘Sometimes for children, taking a caution is the easy option. They’re prepared to do things or say things that may have a long-term effect on their career or life in order just to let out of the police station or court.’last_img read more

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Accommodation Sector suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Maria

first_imgLocalNews Accommodation Sector suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Maria by: Dominica Vibes News – October 18, 2017 Tweet Share 224 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Director of Tourism and Chief Executive Officer of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) Colin PiperThe Accommodation Sector in Dominica suffered extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Maria Director of Tourism and Chief Executive Officer of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) Colin Piper revealed during the daily press briefing on Wednesday 18 October 2018. Piper explained that prior to the hurricane the DDA had seventy-three properties listed as functional, this translated to nine hundred and nine guest rooms. After conducting a rapid assessment visiting sixty-four properties or eighty-eight percent of accommodations, the extensive damage was seen to span the entire island ranging from moderately affected to severely damaged or destroyed.“Of the properties visited thus far based on our assessment thirty-two are moderately damaged meaning partial structure damage and able to operate now or in the near future with fixes and repairs either in whole or part and also needing assistance with lights, water, amenities to take care of things like laundry for linens and towels. In most cases Wi-Fi is not available,” he explained. Thirty-two properties assessed have been deemed severely damaged or destroyed with serious to total destruction of structures including roofs, electricals, and plumbing. Piper said the outlook for these properties is a longer term rebuilding somewhere in the area of twelve to even possibly twenty-four months. Unfortunately he added some property owners have indicated that they will be unable to rebuild but said further discussions will be held. Fifty-one percent of the total room stock or four hundred and sixty-seven guest rooms suffered moderate damage while three hundred and eighty-seven guest rooms are in the severely damaged or destroyed category.Piper said some properties have been able to begin minimalistic operations housing mainly relief and aid workers or displaced residents and staff while other properties may need to rebuild completely and estimate reopening times range from three to six months to as far as twenty-four months out. The DDA’s preliminary position is being able to have a full understanding of operations of the industry from an accommodation perspective in January 2018. In the meantime he said they will continue to advocate on the behalf of the accommodation sector for immediate relief. He explained this will include “manpower and labour to help you better assess, we’re also trying to monitor and maintain a daily inventory of the available rooms so that we can communicate that out to the wider public and certainly advocate for the return of utilities to properties that can be operational, that being electricity, water and the like”.last_img read more

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Negros tracksters net 2 more golds, end Nat’l Games campaign

first_imgQuitoy told Panay News after the competition that the organizers denied her a sixth and last attempt, which she wanted to perform in the hopes of breaking her personal record.“Hindi lang naman po ako sumali sa Philippine National Games para manalo ng gold medal. Gusto ko ring ma-break iyong personal record ko,” said Quitoy on the 45.72m record she made during the recent Palarong Pambansa.“Kaya gustung-gusto ko sana gawin iyong sixth attempt ko kaso hindi na ako pinayagan ng organizers. Sayang iyong opportunity,” added the incoming Grade 12 student of Romanito P. Maravilla National High School.Team Negros’ lone silver medal came from Lewanie Rivera in boys javelin throw./PN Trexie dela Torre tallies a personal best of 12.09m in the youth division triple jump of the 2018 Philippine National Games in Cebu City. MANILA – Negros Occidental-based tracksters chipped in two more gold medals as they ended their campaign on the fourth day of the 2018 Philippine National Games at the Cebu City Sports Center.Trexie dela Torre of Negros 1st Team claimed her second gold medal in the competition Wednesday after tallying a personal best of 12.09m in the youth division triple jump. She earlier won gold in long jump.Ann Katherine Quitoy captured Negros 1st Team’s final gold medal in the competition after ruling girls javelin throw with a 41.78m heave. The Negrense wept after she was denied an attempt on her last heave.The Negros 1st Team ended its campaign in the weeklong tournament with seven gold, four silver and four bronze medals.last_img read more

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20th-Ranked UWF Clips Shorter, 69-65, To Close Out Regular Season

first_img BOX SCORE: PDF | HTML2017 VisitSpaceCoast.com GSC WBB Championship HQPENSACOLA, Fla. – The 20th-ranked UWF women’s basketball team closed out the regular-season with a gutsy 69-65 win over Shorter on Senior Day at the UWF Field House Saturday. UWF led by as many as 10 in the second quarter before taking a 35-30 lead into the locker room. The lead stayed between five and 10 points for the entire third quarter before the Argos got layups from Meyer and Shami Goodman to extend it to 11 entering the fourth. Preview UWF (23-5, 18-4 Gulf South) now enters the GSC Championship tournament as the No. 1 seed and will play host to No. 8 seed Christian Brothers (13-13, 10-12) on Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. Watch Live Next Game: Live Stats The Argonauts shot 43 percent and outrebounded the Hawks, 48-32. UWF used 12 offensive boards to finish with 12 second chance points. On Saturday, the Argos received some big performances from a pair of juniors in Courtney Meyer and Toni Brewer. Meyer had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, a game-high 16 rebounds and six blocks, while Brewer finished with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 10 boards.center_img “We knew this was going to be tough, especially coming off the emotional game on Thursday night,” UWF head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton said. “I really loved the effort we got out of Courtney Meyer today. She’s not somebody we rely on for scoring but today she came through offensively. We let our guard down a little too early and had to push hard to finish.” Full Schedule Roster The lead extended to 16 three times in the fourth with the last coming on a Katie O’Neal jumper with 5:49 to play. But the Hawks outscored the Argos 21-4 over the next five minutes and took a 63-62 lead on a pair of Adams free throws with 1:15 remaining. That’s when Bobos beat the shot clock on the baseline and the Argos made 4-of-5 free throws down the stretch to secure the victory. Shorter (8-19, 7-15) got 18 points and eight rebounds from Taylor Adams, while Jackie Hudson had 12 points, eight boards and five steals.  Print Friendly Version Goodman was nails in the second half for UWF, scoring all 12 of her points on 5-of-7 shooting in 13 minutes off the bench. She had eight of the Argos’ 20 in the fourth quarter. Christian Brothers (GSC Quarterfinal) 2/28/2017 – 6:00 PM Seniors Alex Coyne and Katie Bobos each made big plays down the stretch to secure the victory. Coyne handed out 11 assists while scoring 10 points. Bobos had 15 rebounds and nine points, including a clutch baseline jumper with 45 seconds to play that put the Argos ahead for good at 64-63.last_img read more

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166 Tahun Sudah Jaringan Perkeretaapian India Layani Penumpang

first_imgSebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman news18.com (16/4/2019), kala itu kereta diwajibkan untuk menempuh jarak sejauh 34 km yang menghubungkan Bombay dengan Thane. Tidak berlebihan jika dapat disimpulkan bahwa masyarakat India sudah menaruh hati kepada jaringan perkeretaapiannya selama 166 tahun.Mengangkut sekira 400 penumpang yang tersebar di 14 gerbong, kereta yang pertama mengular di India ini menggunakan tiga lokomotif yang masing-masing diberi nama Sahib, Sindh, dan Sultan.“16 April 1853, kereta pertama di India mengular yang terdiri dari 14 gerbong dalam satu rangkaian. Kala itu kereta berangkat dari Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal dengan muatan sekira 400 penumpang,” ujar Menteri Perkeretaapian India dalam sebuah cuitan di jejaring sosial Twitter yang diunggah pada 16 April 2019 kemarin.Walaupun perkembangan jaringan perkeretaapian di India tidaklah terlalu pesat layaknya di negara-negara lain seperti Jepang, Cina, atau bahkan Indonesia, namun masyarakat di sana seolah sudah menyandarkan kebutuhan mereka untuk bermobilisasi kepada kereta api.Baca Juga: Ketepatan Waktu Kereta India Mengalami Penurunan Akibat Faktor KeterlambatanSeolah enggan melewati momen spesial ini begitu saja, banyak masyarakat India yang lalu mengucapkan “Selamat Ulang Tahun” kepada jaringan kereta tersebut via berbagai platform jejaring media sosial.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedStasiun Kereta New Delhi dan Mumbai Bakal Berstandar Kelas Dunia14/03/2020In “Darat”Ketepatan Waktu Kereta India Mengalami Penurunan Akibat Faktor Keterlambatan07/09/2018In “Darat”Pertama Kalinya dalam Sejarah, Layanan Kereta di India Mampu ‘On Time’ 100 Persen07/07/2020In “Darat” Sumber: ste.india.com Sebagai moda transportasi massal yang mampu mengangkut ratusan penumpang sekaligus, tidak heran rasanya jika kehadiran kereta api di berbagai negara digambarkan bak tulang punggung transportasi di sana – tidak terkecuali India. Kendati pemberitaan media terkait jaringan kereta api di India kerap kali menyudutkan negara penghasil film Bollywood tersebut karena kualitasnya yang berada di bawah negara lain, namun faktanya jaringan kereta api India merupakan salah satu yang pertama di dunia yang berhasil mengkoneksikan seluruh negara via jalur darat.Baca Juga: Dalam 5 Tahun, Kejahatan di Kereta Api India Meningkat Hingga 500 Persen!Selain itu, tanggal 16 April kemarin rupanya menjadi tanggal yang sangat bersejarah bagi perkeretaapian India, karena 166 tahun silam – tepatnya 16 April 1853, jaringan perkeretaapian India pertama kali mengular dengan membawa penumpang.last_img read more

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