CDB approves funding for water project in Grand Fond

first_img 30 Views   no discussions LocalNews CDB approves funding for water project in Grand Fond by: – May 18, 2012 Share The Caribbean Development Bank has approved funding for the Grand Fond Water system.Reginald Austrie, Minister for Water Resource Management, confirmed this on Monday during an interview with GIS news.He said, “The people of Grand Fond have been [pleading] for a new water system for a while now and the CDB has approved the contractor for that project under the BNTF program. We expect very shortly that the contract will be signed and work will begin on this new facility”. This will bring much relief to the people of Grand Fond”.According to the minister this will bring “much relief” to the people of Grand Fond, noting his government’s commitment to alleviate the living condition of its residents despite financial hardships.“It is Government’s stated policy and even [though] we know that the financial situation is in fact tight, the Government through the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has made the resources available. We see water as an essential commodity that nobody can live without. Water is Life and so we are ensuring that we want to keep all our people healthy and strong by ensuring that we make this social investment”.Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Fond Constituency, Ivor Stephenson said he is looking forward to the commencement of the project.“For many years now the people of Grand Fond have been experiencing some serious shortages of water within the community. With the approved funds, the people of Grand Fond especially those that reside in upper Grand Fond will now be able to live much more comfortably and enjoy the quality of water that they expect to enjoy”.He also highlighted the contributions which both the CDB and the Basic Needs Trust Fund has made towards improved water supply for sections of his constituency. “I must say here that the Caribbean Development Bank has not only approved funds for the community of Grand Fond through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) but we have seen where other communities have benefitted from under CDB-BNTF projects. In Bagatelle, in the Kat-Bwa area, a project is nearing completion; we have Petite Savanne which saw the commissioning of a water system last year, and in Shawford and Monkey Hill, Marigot all these are CDB-BNTF funded projects”.He noted that the “CDB and the Government of Dominica continue to collaborate to ensure that we can improve the quality of the lives of people especially in the areas where [people] are benefiting from CDB-BNTF projects”.Government Information Service Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Steyn out for six months after shoulder surgery

first_img(REUTERS)-South Africa’s fast bowler Dale Steyn has undergone surgery and will be out for at least six months after breaking a bone in his shoulder in the first Test in Australia earlier this month, Cricket South Africa said yesterday.The 33-year-old Steyn returned home for the operation in Cape Town, which was performed on Thursday, and had a screw inserted in his right shoulder blade.South African team manager Mohammed Moosajee said he will be out for a minimum of six months before he can even attempt to bowl again.“It is crucial to give the injury enough time to heal and to make sure that he is completely pain-free before he starts bowling again. He will begin with his rehabilitation programme once the satisfactory bone healing has taken place. This is expected to be in a few weeks,” he said.“We are positive that he will make a successful return to international cricket.”Steyn, who is just four wickets shy of Shaun Pollock, South Africa’s most successful test bowler, suffered the fracture while bowling on the second morning of the first test win over Australia in Perth.“I felt this pop or thud in my shoulder and I was in a lot of pain… and went for an MRI and I’ve got a clean fracture in the bone that is inside my shoulder. It’s not pretty,” Steyn told Australia’s Channel Nine the day after suffering the injury.I just felt something go. I did something very similar against England in December in a similar area but it wasn’t as bad. That was a stress reaction which is like a very hairline fracture, a small crack.”Steyn missed almost all of the series defeat against England after injuring himself in the first test in Durban last December.He returned to play in March’s World Twenty20 and took eight wickets in August’s test win over New Zealand. He has 417 test wickets at an average of 22.30.last_img read more

Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance

first_imgPBA IMAGESIn a Finals series pitting two evenly-matched teams, Games 5, 6 and 7 will be necessary.At least that’s the consensus among players and coaches from both Barangay Ginebra and Meralco ahead of their championship rematch.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I know they’re capable of scoring 100 points and we are too, but I expect this to be a defensive struggle for how many games it will go,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.Meralco is No. 1 in points allowed with an average of 88.8 points per game while Ginebra is in fifth at 96.7.The finals is a sequel, but a lot has changed since.Ginebra now has Greg Slaughter, who just returned from a knee injury at the start of the conference, and rookie Kevin Ferrer.Meralco also had a major upgrade in adding veteran forward Ranidel de Ocampo, rookie Mike Tolomia and guard Garvo Lanete via trades while also welcoming back key player Jared Dillinger.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “As much as we want to have a short series, two tough teams will battle and I think it’s going to be a long one,” Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio told reporters during the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals press conference Tuesday.“Two great teams, two great coaches. It’s going to be a long, hard-fought series,” said Ginebra import Justin Brownlee, whose buzzer-beating triple won the last season’s title for the Gin Kings in Game 6.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Bolts and Kings are loaded with firepower but they are also known for being two of the best defensive teams in the league.And Meralco head coach Norman Black thinks the game will be won on the defensive end. BPC award the least of concerns for Slaughter, Newsome Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Dillinger missed the finals against Ginebra due to a hamstring injury.The Bolts won the two teams’ lone duel in the elimination round, 93-78, in a game where the Gin Kings blew a double-digit lead in the first half.Game 1 of their best-of-7 series is on Friday at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.“It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be rough,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.“You all better believe that this is going to be war. We’re just excited at this point. I’m not sleeping. I woke up at 3 a.m. and I’m ready to go,” Dillinger said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Rolls Past Mississippi Valley State, 96-60, To Claim Third Place At Colorado Tournament

first_img Next Game: Iowa State 11/30/2017 – 7 PM PDF Box Score Rhine was one of five Drake (3-3) players that scored in double figures and one of three Bulldogs that grabbed 12 or more rebounds as the team set the new program-record and MVC record for rebounds with 72. Rhine was named to the all-tournament team for her stellar play in the two games in Boulder. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) scored 13 points to hit double digits in all six games this season. Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) also had 13 points to go with a career-tying six assists. Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) chipped in 10 points. Story Links Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds and added five assists. The Bulldogs made 26-of-32 (81.3 percent) at the free throw line, scored 30 second chance points and recorded 25 assists on 31 field goals.The school record for most rebounds in a game until today was 67 by the 1979 team against Iowa. The MVC record was 68 held by Missouri State since 2012. Rhine scored the game’s first points but MVSU (0-4) answered with its own basket. The Devilettes led just once the entire game at the 8:48 mark, 6-4, in the first quarter, but it was all Bulldogs as they would lead by 38 points at one point late in the game. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Drake.center_img Full Schedule Roster BOULDER, Colo. – Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) poured in a career-high 27 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and swatted a career-best three blocks as the Drake University women’s basketball team rolled past Mississippi Valley State, 96-60, on Saturday in the consolation game of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Classic. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Mediacom MC22 Listen Live Watch Live HTML Box Score Drake returns to the Knapp Center Nov. 30 to host Iowa State. The in-state contest is the first of five consecutive games for the Bulldogs. Tipoff against the Cyclones is set for 7 p.m. and it will be broadcast on Mediacom MC 22 and The Valley on ESPN3. Fans are encouraged to wear support the Bulldogs by wearing white for the “WHITEOUT” game. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more