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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NEO Tech to Showcase Substrate & Microelectronic Assembly Capabilities at IMS 2017

first_imgNEO Tech, a leading provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions has confirmed its participation for the upcoming International Microwave Symposium 2017 (IMS). The company will be showcasing its high-reliability substrate and microelectronic assembly capabilities at the event which is scheduled from June 4 – June 9, 2017 in Hawaii.During the symposium, NEO Tech will feature a range of its low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC), high-temperature co-fired (HTCC), and microelectronics packaging technologies, including: Additionally, the company will also be discussing its high frequency millimeter and microwave microelectronics assembly experience, which include package assembly, sealing and testing.Click here to see IMS 2017 Coverage on everything RF. Ceramic Substrate manufacturing: thick film, ECP thick film, BeO substrates, AlN systems, plating and HTCC/LTCC package assemblies. Extensive high-reliability microelectronics assembly technology including die attach, ceramic package wire-bonding, COB laminates, device hermetic sealing and extensive product testing validation services. Innovative AUTOLINE to economically produce complex RF microelectronic packageslast_img read more

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Middle school girls basketball: District season reaches halfway point

first_imgMykayla Sanchez scored 11points to lead the victorious Benton seventh-grade team. Britta Preston led Greenacres with four.  Alesiera Johnson, Elaina Culbertson and Acelynn Gray combined for six. At Benton, Paige Marshall ledGreenacres to the eighth-grade victory with nine points. Jayla James added 11. The Bossier Parish middleschool girls basketball district season reached its halfway point Thursday. In eighth-grade games, ElmGrove defeated Cope, Haughton got past Rusheon 26-14 and Greenacres edgedBenton 19-17. At Cope, Chloe Larry pouredin 20 points to lead the Elm Grove eighth-grade team to the win. Janiyah Boudreaux and ShayMatthews added six and four points, respectively. Taylor Brown and DakotaHoward scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the victorious seventh-gradeLady Bucs team. Savannah Wilson had a biggame for the victorious Lady Cougars seventh-grade squad, tossing in 18 points. Kenyette Glover chipped inwith seven points and Malloree Brownmiller had six. At Rusheon, Briana James led a balanced Haughton scoring attack in the eighth-grade victory with eight points. Kenade Judgeware added four. Atum Boyd and Aniya Hudsonled Cope with seven and six points, respectively. The Lady Eagles completed thefirst half of district play 5-0. Erin Harrell added four.Makayla Stanton, Gwen Peterson and Talia James combined for six. In seventh-grade games, Copedefeated Elm Grove, Haughton topped Rusheon and Benton downed Greenacres. Haughton, Benton and Cope allfinished the first half of district play 4-1. NOTE: The above report is based on information provided by coaches. Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Everton place €75m tag on player as club enquire about price…

first_imgAfter all, why wouldn’t they be? The Brazilian has performed well under Marco Silva this season, scoring 13 goals and assisting twice in 35 Premier League appearances.Le10 Sport on Wednesday go out of their way to confirm this interest on their website, explaining PSG are looking at the Everton forward as they prepare for the exit of Julian Draxler as well as potentially Angel Di Maria’s.Paris Saint-Germain are said to have enquired about the amounts the Toffees would want for their star, and the answer they allegedly got was €75m.Embed from Getty ImagesThat’s why, for now, the Ligue 1 champions have yet to make a move for Richarlison, as they believe the demands are too great, and would start at a ‘far lower price’ were they to open negotiations down the line.Considering how important the Brazil international is to Silva’s plans and the competition he would face in France, this might not be the best move for the 22-year-old, and we’d be surprised if it went any further than this.He has everything going for him at Goodison Park, and, judging by how highly his Portuguese manager rates him, should stick around as long as the former Hull City and Watford tactician does.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must Have.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Over the past few days, a number of articles have appeared here and there in the English media claiming Paris Saint-Germain were interested in Everton’s Richarlison.last_img read more

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2014 Queensland State Championships

first_imgTeams from across Queensland will converge on Redlands Touch Association’s home ground, Cleveland Showgrounds, this weekend to compete in the 2014 Queensland Touch Football State Championships. 55 teams will compete in this year’s event, from Queensland’s six regions as well as two teams from Papua New Guinea.  The State Championships will also see the first ever Queensland Special Education Touch Football State Championships take place in conjunction with the event. 17 teams from nine schools will take part in the inaugural event. NRL One Community Ambassador, Scott Prince will also be the ambassador for the event. For more information on this event, please click on the link below. The event will also be used as a final selection opportunity for the 2014 State of Origin Series, which will be held on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, 19 September and Saturday, 20 September 2014. Games commence at 3.00pm on Friday, 1 August, with finals taking place on Sunday afternoon.  Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 Queensland State Championships in the following ways:Website – www.qldtouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/QldTouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/QueenslandTouch Instagram – www.instagram.com/QldTouch 2013 Queensland State Championships resultsMen’s Open – South Queensland Sharks 12 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 9Women’s Open – Brisbane City Cobras 5 defeated South Queensland 3Mixed Open – South Queensland Sharks 11 defeated Brisbane City 10Men’s 20’s – South Queensland Sharks (2) 11 defeated South Queensland Sharks (1) 9Women’s 20’s – Brisbane City Cobras 9 defeated South Queensland Sharks 1Women’s 27’s Champions – Australian Defence TouchWomen’s 35’s – South Queensland Sharks 6 defeated South West Queensland Swans 5 2013 Regional Champions – South Queensland SharksRelated LinksQLD State Champslast_img read more

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10 months agoWatford captain Deeney praises (sort of) Arsenal: But they’re four years behind elite

first_imgWatford captain Deeney praises (sort of) Arsenal: But they’re four years behind eliteby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford captain Troy Deeney has launched a fresh attack on Arsenal.Deeney irked the soft-touch Gunners in 2017 when he accused of them of lacking “cojones”.And, although he has seem dramatic improvements under Unai Emery, he has once again told them they are miles off the Premier League pace.Deeney told 5Live: “Everyone knows me and Arsenal don’t get on too well.“But I think there has a steeliness that has been brought in and there are goals throughout the team.“They have different styles of play now and can play with the two boys up front that are always going to score goals and give you something to build on.“But football works in six-month periods between transfer windows and they are going to have to go again.“Look at how transfer windows they are behind the big boys. They are probably six, seven or eight behind the big boys. That is just being realistic.“I know people are saying it is a massive improvement but that’s only on what they had last year.“But they are still behind the likes of Man City and United, not just in spending but in the quality they have brought in.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photo: Mike Trout, A Duke Fan, Pranked His Angels Teammate, Utah Alum C.J. Cron

first_imgDuke cheerleaders carry school flags onto the court.OMAHA, NE – MARCH 25: The Duke Blue Devils cheerleaders carry their schools flags on to the court prior to the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional against the Kansas Jayhawks at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star outfielder Mike Trout might just be the best player in baseball. A first-round draft pick out of Millville (N.J.) High School in 2009, Trout never attended college. He had been committed to East Carolina but eschewed the college route to begin his promising pro career. Apparently, the 23-year-old Trout has adopted Duke as his college basketball program of choice. Trout’s Blue Devils will take on Utah tomorrow in the Sweet 16, and he decided to have some spring training fun at the expense of his Utah alum teammate, 1B/DH C.J. Cron. Still can’t believe Utah alum @CCron24 would root against his team !! #DukeNation pic.twitter.com/TidR1szKuO— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) March 26, 2015The Blue Devils are definitely favored tomorrow night, but it remains to be seen whether Trout or Cron will have the last laugh in the Angels’ locker room.last_img read more

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Gov’t Looking to Build out New JDF Unit

first_imgStory Highlights A Beechcraft King Air 350 WR maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and two Bell 429 helicopters, were commissioned into service last November. It is designed to provide useful footage that can assist in informing the appropriate response to criminal activity, accidents, and natural disasters among other incidents. The Government is looking to further build out the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) new Maritime, Air and Cyber Command Unit.National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said over US$36 million has already been spent to acquire state-of-the-art aircraft for the Division.A Beechcraft King Air 350 WR maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and two Bell 429 helicopters, were commissioned into service last November.Dr. Horace Chang indicated that the Unit will get the additional resources needed to deal with border security.He was speaking on the topic – ‘Revisiting Jamaica’s Crime Plan’ – during the University of the West Indies Mona Campus’ Research Day panel discussion, held at the Undercroft on February 7.Dr. Chang further advised that the Government is seeking to provide the JDF with coastal radars, while assuring that “we are going to have an effective border patrol security in another 24 months”.“If we are going to control the crime rate and control the flow of guns into this country [we will have to invest]; it is going to cost a [significant sum] of money,” he emphasized.Meanwhile, the Minister said focus will be placed on improving cyber security to ensure country keeps pace with up-to-date safeguards against technology-driven illicit activities.He also disclosed that the JamaicaEye national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme, geared towards improving public safety and disaster response, will be expanded this year.Implemented in March 2018, JamaicaEye is a public-private partnership designed to network CCTV cameras owned by the Ministry and accommodate feed from privately owned cameras.It is designed to provide useful footage that can assist in informing the appropriate response to criminal activity, accidents, and natural disasters among other incidents.Dr. Change also advised that the capacity and capability of the customs, and passport and immigration divisions will be revisited as part of efforts to consolidate safeguards at Jamaica’s ports of entry. “If we are going to control the crime rate and control the flow of guns into this country [we will have to invest]; it is going to cost a [significant sum] of money,” he emphasized.last_img read more

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The Who To Lead Teenage Cancer Trust Shows At Royal Albert Hall

first_img2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the very first Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000. Billed as ‘The Who and Friends’ that landmark evening saw Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Kelly Jones join The Who on stage for an incredible one-off performance.All of these artists are returning this year, continuing their incredible support and celebrating everything these shows have helped to achieve for young people with cancer. They’ll also be joined by the legendary Van Morrison, and one of Britain’s best-loved comedians and Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador, Kevin Bridges.Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday, 30 January. Find out more here.The shows run from March 23-28th, with different performers and special guests appearing at the Royal Albert Hall each night. The lineup includes: Stereophonics, plus very special guests – Monday 23 March An evening of comedy hosted by Kevin Bridges, plus very special guests – Tuesday 24 March Paul Weller, plus very special guest Johnny Marr – Friday 27 March Van Morrison, plus very special guests – Wednesday 25 Marchlast_img read more

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OGC investigating well blowout north of Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The OGC is investigating a natural gas well blow-out north Fort St. John.Commission Investigating Natural Gas Well Incident The BC Oil and Gas Commission is investigating after Saguaro Resources experienced a natural gas well blow-out at a remote site approximately 180 kms north of Fort St. John. The incident occurred at 10:15 p.m. (MST) on Dec. 29, 2018 and there were no injuries. The Commission opened its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) overnight and has dispatched two operations officers to the site.All other wells on the site were shut in as a precaution and the site was evacuated.An emergency response zone was established with roadblocks set up and air monitoring in place.The flow of natural gas has been decreasing and the Commission will review plans as the company takes steps to cap the well.There is no public in the area and the incident has been downgraded; the Commission will continue to investigate and monitor, but has closed its EOC. Saguaro Resources Well Blow-Out00:00/00:39 LIVE00:00undefinedNext Video×last_img read more

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