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first_imgShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-side football titleWaterford Primary captured the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary Football League with a 4-2 penalty kicks win over arch-rivals Naggo Head Primary in an exciting final at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex last Thursday.The keenly contested match watched by a lively crowd went down to the wire as a penalty shoot-out decided the winners after both teams were deadlocked after regulation and extra time. Rochede Rose, Jevin Parkinson, Demario Knight, Josheme Nelson scored the penalties for Waterford.At the end of the match Ian Andrews, the Administrative Director of INSPORTS handed over the championship trophy to Waterford Primary.Portsmouth Primary wins againDefending champions Portsmouth defeated Independence City 18-7 to retain their title in the final of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary School Netball League at the Ascot High School’s court last Monday.Independence City were no match for the champions with centre Sanaca Knight, who was later named the most valuable player during the month-long competition, dominating play from mid-court.In addition to lifting the coveted trophy, Portsmouth were also named the most disciplined team to go along with the dress parade which they won on the opening day of the competition on November 5.Winning coach Sheryl Wignall was named top coach for guiding Portsmouth to victory.Meanwhile, Greater Portmore defeated Naggo Head 15-10 in the play-off for third place, while Independence City received an award for being the most improved team this year.Cedar Grove blank SouthboroughCedar Grove Estate FC blanked Southborough 3-0 to register their first win of the season from two games, as action continued in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday.Chase Singh, Steven Squire and Chrisna Wright scored for Cedar Grove who now have four points. Leaders Braeton United (six points) also had a similar 3-0 win over Daytona. In another game, Cumberland and Racing United drew 2-2. Cedar Grove will next be in action when they host Daytona at their Sports Complex this afternoon at 3 p.m. Tomorrow at the Racing field, Edgewater take on Cumberland at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Racing United tackle Waterford.Dunbeholden drub Watson GroveDunbeholden sent Watson Grove crashing out of the FLOW-sponsored St Catherine FA Lincoln “Happy” Sutherland Senior KO Football Competition with a big 5-0 win at the Dunbeholden field last Saturday.In other games, Marcus Garvey United hammered Travellers 4-0; Christian Pen whipped Hellshire United 4-1; Bodles booted McCook’s Pen 2-0; G.C. Foster clipped Windsor Lion 2-1; Royal Lakes eliminated East Portmore Portals 2-1; Tredegar Park beat Federal United 1-0; Portsmouth defeated Dela Vega City 1-0; Naggo Head nipped Rodwood 1-0 whil, New Raiders advanced 4-2 on penalties over Spanish Town Police Youth Club after a 1-1 regulation and extra-time scoreline.Westchester ‘A’ rich form continuesWestchester ‘A’ went on another goal scoring spree as they trounced Pro Santos B 27-8 in action from the South East St Catherine Netball League last Saturday.Also on Saturday, Express All Stars steam-rolled Passagefort Strikers 22-12; Pro-Santos A edged Progressive Strikers 14-12. In games played last Sunday Westchester ‘A’ battled past Express All Stars 25-20 in a keenly contested game, while, Pro Santos B spanked Passagefort Strikers 25-8.Today’s games: Mega Angels vs Express All Stars; Westchester vs Progressive Strikers and Pro-Santos ‘A’ vs Passagefort Strikers.Tomorrow’s games: Mega Angels vs Westchester; Pro-Santos ‘A’ vs Pro-Santos ‘B’ ; Progressive Strikers vs Express All Stars. The league which is in its first season is a collaborative effort between the Social Development Commission (SDC), and Colin Fagan, the Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine. quarter-finals todayFour quarter-final games in the third annual Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-side Football Competition will be played today in Waterhouse. The games were scheduled for last weekend but were postponed due to a water-logged field.At 12:30 p.m. Caribbean Palms and Varma Rangers will meet in a 20-minute qualifying play-off game, and the winners will join the six zone winners and Youths United, in the quarter finals. At 1 p.m., Miles play Choppaz; 2 p.m. Trendsetters face Eurotrend; 3 p.m: Darkside play Youths United or Caribbean Palms; and at 4 p.m Varma Rangers or Youths United play Moscow.The semi-finals will be played tomorrow while the final and third place play-off games are tentatively scheduled for next Saturday, December 12.Digicel, for whom Fraser-Pryce is an ambassador, is the title sponsor, while GraceKennedy, Wisynco, through their product Wata, Tank-Weld Metals, Sagicor Bank, and National Commercial Bank Foundation are the other sponsors.Waterford liftslast_img read more

WAC Bennett, Peace Canyon Dams undergoing major upgrades this summer

first_imgOther projects underway are being done to improve the dam’s generating station, including replacing the 500 kV transmission line disconnect switches, upgrading five transformer exciters, upgrading the ten generator’s control systems, and upgrading the HVAC systems at both GM Shrum and Peace Canyon generating stations. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro is currently conducting large-scale renovations at its facilities in the BC Peace Region.The WAC Bennett Dam, its attached GM Shrum generating station, and the Peace Canyon dam will all be undergoing upgrades to their facilities in the coming months and years.The WAC Bennett Dam will see a number of projects underway, including upgrades to the dam’s core casings, upstream face rip-rap, and spillway gates and chutes.- Advertisement -The core casings are openings to the core of the dam used for survey instruments that were installed during original construction, and subsequently during repairs after a sinkhole appeared in the top of the dam in 1996. BC Hydro spokesman Bob Gammer says that the dam is one of the most-monitored facilities of its kind in the world. Crews plan to seal 15 open casings, and evaluate options to address an obstruction in another casing this year.Crews are also continuing work from last year to resurface the dam’s concrete spillway, as well as upgrading mechanical and electrical systems in the dam’s spillway gates. Upgrades to the spillway gates of the Peace Canyon dam are also currently in the preliminary stage. Photo: BC Hydro Photo: BC Hydro The Peace Canyon Dam spillway. Photo by BC Hydro. The Peace Canyon Dam spillway. Photo by BC Hydro. Construction of a work platform at the bottom of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam spillway. Photo by BC Hydro. Construction of a work platform at the bottom of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam spillway. Photo by BC Hydro. One of the largest projects at the dam is the upgrades to the dam’s rip-rap, which is a layer of boulders that protect the top sixty feet of the dam from erosion cause by wind, waves, and ice in Williston Lake. Hydro received approval for the project from the B.C. Utilities Commission in May of this year. The project was subject to regulatory review due to it costing more than $100 million. Crews should begin quarry development at the Sand Flat limestone site this summer. Placement of the rock will take place during the Spring when water levels in Williston lake are lowest, and is expected to be completed in 2019 or 2020.Advertisementlast_img read more