Design for Mora Point Pump Station near completion

first_imgErection of an irrigation pump station at Mora Point, Mahaicony River in Region Five, together with installation of fixed pumps therein, is moving closer to realisation with completion of the design phase being expected by the middle of this month.GE DIGITAL CAMERANational Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) Engineer for Region Five, Mahaica/Berbice, Dharamkumar Seeraj, disclosed that Innovative Engineering Consultants were last April awarded the $16.7 million contract for the design of the pump station and supervision of its erection.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the pump at Mora Point will be one of nine new drainage and irrigation pumps being acquired by the Government as part of a Gy$837.4 million (US$4 million) line of credit from the Government of India.Once completed, the Mora Point pump will deliver water from the Mahaicony River into irrigation channels at a rate of 80 cubic feet per second (cusecs) for utilisation by large rice producing areas within the Mahaicony/Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS).Engineer Seeraj said, “2500 acres of rice cultivation will benefit from guaranteed irrigation when badly needed, such as in El Nino weather conditions.”Seeraj said NDIA’s acceptance of the consultants’ design will be followed by the awarding of contracts for construction of the pump station and installation of the pumps, during 2019.The new Mora Point Pump Station will replace the old pump station with its two old pumps previously installed by the colonial Government over 100 years ago.Seeraj said the century-old pumps, one of which is reportedly still working, will be “spruced up” and kept at their current location as historical artifacts. Their accommodation could become a drainage and irrigation (D&I) heritage site.last_img read more

The Renaissance kid

first_imgLogan B. Goldberg started off writing fables to teach his sister the value of persistence. Then he sold homemade books to raise money for the homeless. Then he started a mediation service, resolving conflict with words, rather than fists. He was recently honored by members of his congregation at Adat Chaverim in Studio City for “excellence and social responsibility.” Logan just turned 10. The next youngest honoree is 60. Even at his tender age, he’s got the practiced modesty of an Academy Award winner and amazingly polished grammar, to boot. “I felt like other people deserved it, so I was upset that I won and they didn’t,” he said. “But I’m looking up at people who’ve done so much for the world, I was just honored to be up there with them.” As a second-grader at Balboa Magnet in Northridge, he became the schoolyard expert at crisis management, stopping eight fights between fifth-graders. He adopted a Solomonic approach, listening to both sides to hear out the argument, then ruling in a fashion to appease both parties. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Logan’s got his eye on becoming a patent attorney, just like his father, but his parents believe he’s destined for politics. An accomplished poet and storyteller, Logan is also a budding civil rights activist, demanding that his family spend a day of reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.’s life each year. “Most of my life, I’ve been trying to help people,” he said. “When I have spare time, this is what I like to do. That and building Legos.”— Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Wrestler’s attorney suggests haircut due to ref’s tardiness

first_imgFILE – In this Dec. 19, 2018, file image taken from a video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match in Buena, N.J., after a referee told Johnson he would forfeit his bout if he didn’t have his dreadlocks cut off. A lawyer for Johnson is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness. (Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP)BUENA, N.J. — A lawyer for a high school wrestler whose dreadlocks were cut off after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit minutes before his match is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness.Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson, who is black, had a cover over his hair, but referee Alan Maloney, who is white, said that wouldn’t do. Johnson won Wednesday’s match but appeared visibly distraught.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue ADVERTISEMENT Dominic Speziali issued a statement Monday in which Andrew Johnson’s parents said Maloney didn’t attend the weigh-in that day. They also say that when Maloney evaluated the teen before the match, he didn’t raise any issues with the length of his hair or the need to wear a head covering.Maloney didn’t respond to a request for comment Monday. The organization that oversees the state’s high school athletics announced Saturday that he won’t be assigned to any matches until the incident is reviewed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefMichael Cherenson, spokesman for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, said the organization had reached out to groups that assign referees “and they’ve all agreed” not to assign Alan Maloney to any event until further noticeAn SNJ Today reporter tweeted a video of Johnson getting his hair cut. The video was shared widely on social media, with users calling the incident “racist,” ″cruel” and “humiliating.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion In the statement issued Monday, Johnson’s parents also thanked those who have shown support for their son.“Andrew has been deeply moved by the thunderous outpouring of unsolicited support — including from an Olympic wrestler, leading civil rights advocates and elected officials — after the shocking pre-match ultimatum,” the statement said.“Wrestling has taught Andrew to be resilient in the face of adversity. As we move forward, we are comforted by both the strength of Andrew’s character and the support he’s received from the community. We will do all that we can to make sure that no student-athlete is forced to endure what Andrew experienced.” MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Houston Rockets sign free agent guard Austin Riverslast_img read more

Serbian star Nikola Jokic to play in 2019 Fiba World Cup

first_imgFiloil: Allyn Bulanadi, RK Ilagan power unbeaten Stags past Cardinals in OT “A crown of this amazing season for me would be a World Cup medal for which I’m sure that Serbia can win and I am fully ready to contribute in achieving that goal,” said Jokic.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew FILE – Serbia’s power forward Nikola Jokic (R) shoots by Croatia’s centre Darko Planinic during a Men’s quarter final basketball match between Serbia and Croatia at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP)MANILA, Philippines—Nikola Jokic, one of the best big men in the NBA today, is set to suit up for Serbia in the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.According to Fiba’s official website, the Denver Nuggets’ transcendent All-Star will beef up the world No. 4 team that already consists of NBA players Boban Marjanovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Milos Teodosic.ADVERTISEMENT Serbia is grouped with the Philippines, Angola, and Italy, which is also home to NBA talents in Marco Belinelli and Danilo Gallinari.“I am very satisfied with everything I did in the past season in the NBA. I had a great year with my participation in the All-Star game and election in the All-NBA first team,” said Jokic in the report.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, logisticsJokic, who was included in the All-NBA First Team, averaged 20.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.3 assists while shooting 51 percent from the field.The Nuggets, behind Jokic, finished with the second-best record in the Western Conference at 54-28 but fell to the Portland Trail Blazers in seven games in the conference semifinals. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 View commentslast_img read more