Deal Asks Feds For More Money For I-85 Reconstruction

first_imgAdd to My List In My List Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Gov. Nathan Deal sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Monday, saying that Georgia will need more federal funding than the $10 million the federal government has pledged to help with reconstruction efforts for the Interstate 85 bridge that collapsed last week.Like us on Facebook“We have sent a letter asking for increased financial assistance to cover the cost of increased use of MARTA, GRTA buses, and of Cobb and Gwinnett County Transit,” Deal said.Deal didn’t say how much more, but MARTA says ridership jumped at least 50 percent just from Monday morning. He said he is making an additional, non-financial ask of the federal government.“We are also asking that they waive the rules and regulations for contracting bids and allow the state the flexibility to expedite the repair,” Deal said.Deal also urged state employees to telecommute if possible or use public transportation to get to work. He encouraged private companies to allow their employees to do the same.The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce it’s progress in developing a plan to reconstruct the bridge. For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more

Capital launch for The Freight Company in Yangon

first_imgThe office is is a venture between The Freight Company (Thailand) and Injynn Development Company, Burma. Established in 1994 Injynn, TFC’s local partner, provides logistics, marine and aviation services for the oil and gas Industry and is also active in the power and telecommunication business. TFC in Burma will provide turnkey logistics services focusing on oil, gas, petrochemical, power, mining, steel, cement, and infrastructure projects. Heavy and oversized transport services will be offered by land, sea, river and air. Services include delivery across Burma including positioning on to foundations. TFC is part of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), a non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements by air, sea and land as well as specialised lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo. TFC in Yangon/Rangoon, Burma can be reached at the following address: 19/B, Sein Lai May Avenue Kabaaye Pagoda Road, Yankin Yangon 11081, Burma Tel.: +95 (1) 657 018-21 Fax: +95 (1) 662 920 [email protected]last_img read more

Orioles Minor League Report 6-23

first_imgAAA-Norfolk  (37-34)  12  at  Louisville  13Drew Dosch  2-4, 3 runs, HR, 4 RBIJaycob Brugman  2-5, HR, 4 RBIRenato Nunez  3-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIAA-Bowie  (33-39)  9  at  Norfolk  4  Game  1Aderlin Rodriguez  2-3, 3 runs, HR, 2 RBIRyan Mountcastle  4-4, run, 2 RBIAnderson Feliz  3-4, RBIRyan McKenna  2-4, 2 runs, RBIAA-Bowie  (33-40)  1  at  Richmond  5   Game  2High A-Frederick  (36-36)  6  at  Salem  7Wilson Garcia  2-4, 3 runs, HR, RBIRandolph Gassaway  2-5, run, RBIAlejandro Juvier  3-4, runLow A-Kannapolis  0  at  Delmarva  (36-34)  4Brenan Hanifee  W, 8 IP, 3 H, 4 KTrevor Craport  2-4, 2 RBIShort Season-Aberdeen  (4-5)  2  at  Staten Island  4Alfredo Gonzalez  2-4, RBI Please follow and like us:last_img

Leeds fan breaks leg celebrating, refuses to go to the hospital before full time

first_imgAdvertisement dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3q3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eiig( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) totmsgWould you ever consider trying this?😱6yt2sCan your students do this? 🌚3haulnRoller skating! Powered by Firework In what can be called as one of the worst or best celebrations in football history, a passionate Leeds United fan broke his ankle while celebrating Leeds’ winning goal in a Championship match, posted to social media about it and refused to leave the stadium until after the game was over. Advertisement Avid Leeds United fan Matt Richardson ended up breaking his ankle while celebrating Jack Harrison’s 65th minute goal in a nail-biting 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. Even more shocking is the fact that the 18-year old suffered for about half an hour until the game was over, before leaving the stadium for the hospital.He said:Advertisement “I jumped up, ran down the steps, I missed my step and fell over,” Richardson said.“Next thing I know, I look at my ankle and it’s like falling off.”Advertisement “I looked down and I thought: ‘I probably need to go hospital’ but my main priority was to carry on watching the game.”Richardson himself tweeted a photo of his ankle. (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)Leeds’ win puts them in the second place in the Championship, 3 points clear of third, and puts them in a better place for a Premier League promotion awarded to the first two positioned clubs.Richardson added:“I was more interested in the fact Leeds are going to the Premier League!”Though Richardson was adamant not to leave until after the game, the on-alert paramedic staff lugged him away to the hospital later.Read also:-Watch: Audience chants Bielsa’s name on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Advertisementlast_img read more

Road rage end in blows

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Tree crushes home

first_imgBy Jessica Anstice Cockatoo was one of the harder hit communities by the weekend’s storms. Two homes were crushed by trees during the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Apathy is the winner of the Presidential race in Donegal

first_imgApathy is the order of the day for the Presidential election in Co Donegal.With a turn-out of between 38 and 40%, there are little if any spectators at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny where the counting is now taking place.The issue at this count centre is the lack of tallying wiht the only party represented is Sinn Fein. Despite that just 20% of the overall vote is being tallied.A Sinn Fein spokesman said they had applied to have more tickets to tally at the centre but were turned down.“We could have tallied the entire count but we were not allowed to have enough people at the centre,” he said.Of those votes Michael D Higgins is leading the race but Peter Casey is a close second. With 80% of the total of 246 boxes just opened, Higgins is on 39% of the vote with Peter Casey close behind on 34%.Of the other contestants, Liada Ní Riada is on 10%, Sean Gallagher is at 8%, Joan Freeman is at 7% and Gavin Duffy 1.7% but that tally is a limited tally.Among the interested spectators, who were few and far between here this morning, was Minister for Education Joe McHugh, Deputy Pearse Doherty and Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher.Apathy is the winner of the Presidential race in Donegal was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Odhrán Mac Niallais wins this year’s Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh

first_imgOdhrán Mac Niallais has been announced as the Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh winner – the award for the player of the 2018 Donegal SFC.Mac Niallais started as Gaoth Dobhair won their 15th Donegal crown – their first since 2006.In the final win over Naomh Conaill, Mac Niallais kicked eight points. Mac Niallais led the way for Gaoth Dobhair through the group stage. Drawn in the ‘group of death’, the Magheragallon men came through Naomh Conaill, Dungloe and St Eunan’s.After accounting for Bundoran and Sean MacCumhaills, Gaoth Dobhair defeated Naomh Conaill in the final to get their hands back on Dr Maguire again.Mac Niallais had taken a year out of county football in 2017 and just returned for the SFC semi-final when Gaoth Dobhair were edged out by Naomh Conaill.Mac Niallais was back in Donegal’s colours this year to win the Ulster Championship. Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh is named in honour of the late RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta presenter and commentator who passed away in 2016.The award is voted on by members of the Donegal media who covered the club championship.12 Donegal sports journalists made up the selection committee for the award, under the stewardship of Damien Ó Dónaill from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.Speaking this morning on Barrscéalta, Ó Dónaill said: “Odhrán is highly deserving of this award for the skills he displayed in this year’s County Championship, helping Gaoth Dobhair to their first championship victory in 12 years.“There were 3 other Gaoth Dobhair players in consideration for the award, but the majority of the committee chose Odhrán. They all mentioned his excellent display in this year’s county final, when he scored 8 points. “He has shown that he is amongst the top players in the country, with an elegant style of football, not to mention his scoring precision and his ability at centre-field.”The Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh award was inaugurated in 2016 to commemorate the much-loved and respected RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta broadcaster Séamus Mac Géidigh, best known for his excellent GAA commentary, who passed away suddenly in 2016.RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s Regional Manager in Donegal, Edel Ní Chuireáin, said: “Séamus Mac Géidigh was a proud Gaeltacht man, just like this year’s award recipient, which is fitting, and I would like to congratulate Odhrán on his award.”Odhrán Mac Niallais said this morning on Barrscéalta: “It’s a great privilege for me to receive this award. Séamus was a gentleman, and a good friend of mine, so it’s really special to be the recipient of this award named in his honour.” He will be presented with the award at the annual Donegal GAA County Banquet and Award night on Friday 23 November in the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town.The award was created by sculptor Redmond Herrity using Donegal Granite carved in the shape of Errigal, with an engraving of an image of Séamus to the front.Odhrán Mac Niallais wins this year’s Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh was last modified: November 14th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2016 WIAA softball playoffs sectional schedule

first_imgDivision 1Sectional 1Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 4 D.C. Everest at No. 1 Stevens Point, 4:30 p.m.No. 7 Marshfield at No. 3 Hudson, 5 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Marshfield, 5 p.m. (Marshfield Fairgrounds)Sectional 8Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 5 Kenosha Tremper at No. 1 Greenfield (Konkel Park)No. 6 Kenosha Bradford/Reuther at No. 2 Oak Creek, 4:30 p.m. (Oak Creek East Middle School)Sectional finals, June 2At Greenfield, 4:30 p.m. (Konkel Park)Sectional 2Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 4 Ashwaubenon at No. 1 Pulaski, 4:30 p.m.No. 6 Appleton North at No. 2 HortonvilleSectional finals, June 2At Bay Port, 4 p.m.Sectional 7Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 4 Mequon Homestead at No. 1 Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels, 4 p.m.No. 3 Brookfield Central at No. 2 GermantownSectional finals, June 2At Germantown, 7 p.m. (KMS Field)Sectional 3Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 5 La Crosse Central at No. 1 Verona, 5 p.m.No. 6 Holmen at No. 2 DeForest, 4:30 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Sun Prairie, 5 p.m.Sectional 6Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 5 Hartland Arrowhead at No. 1 Watertown, 4:30 p.m.No. 3 Oconomowoc at No. 2 Menomonee Falls, 4:30 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Hartland Arrowhead, 4:30 p.m.Sectional 4Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 4 Slinger at No. 1 Oshkosh North, 4:30 p.m.No. 6 West Bend West at No. 2 Kaukauna, 5 p.m. (Bayorgeon Field)Sectional finals, June 2At Oshkosh West, 4:30 p.m.Sectional 5Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 4 Burlington at No. 1 Union GroveNo. 6 Wilmot at No. 2 Westosha Central, 4:30 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Lake Geneva Badger, 5 p.m.Division 2Sectional 1Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 4 Northwestern/South Shore vs. No. 2 Baldwin-Woodville at Bloomer, 5 p.m.No. 4 Merrill vs. No. 2 La Crosse Logan at Medford, 5 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Merrill, 5 p.m.Sectional 3Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 1 McFarland at No. 2 River ValleyNo. 3 Columbus at No. 1 Delavan-DarienSectional finals, June 2At McFarland, 5 p.m.Sectional 2Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 7 Southern Door at No. 1 Luxemburg-Casco, 4:30 p.m.No. 1 New London vs. No. 2 Wrightstown at Winneconne, 4:30 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Little Chute, 4 p.m.Sectional 4Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 2 Grafton at No. 1 Waupun, 5 p.m.No. 4 Waukesha Catholic Memorial vs. No. 2 New Berlin West at Whitnall, 4:30 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Chilton, 5:30 p.m.Division 3Sectional 1Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 4 Chequamegon at No. 2 Grantsburg, 5 p.m.No. 1 Elk Mound vs. No. 3 Eau Claire Regis at Durand, 5 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Eau Claire Memorial, 4 p.m.Sectional 3Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 1 Onalaska Luther vs. No. 3 Arcadia at La Crosse Aquinas, 5 p.m.No. 1 Marshall vs. No. 2 Poynette at Brodhead, 5 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Poynette, 4 p.m.Sectional 2Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 4 Stratford vs. No. 3 Marathon at Neillsville, 5 p.m.No. 1 Laconia vs. No. 3 Weyauwega-Fremont at Markesan, 4:30 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Stevens Point Pacelli, 4:30 p.m.Sectional 4Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 1 Random Lake vs. No. 2 Mishicot at New Holstein, 5 p.m.No. 1 Lomira vs. No. 6 Winnebago Lutheran at Little Chute, 4 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Germantown, 4:30 p.m. (KMS Fields)Division 4Sectional 1Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 1 Shell Lake vs. No. 2 Hurley at Northwood, 4:30 p.m.No. 1 Cochrane-Fountain City vs. No. 3 Lincoln at Chippewa Falls McDonell, 5 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Eau Claire Memorial, 7 p.m.Sectional 3Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 2 Cashton at No. 1 De Soto, 5 p.m. (Stoddard Elementary School)No. 1 Juda/Albany vs. No. 3 Southwestern at Darlington, 5 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At Belmont, 5 p.m.Sectional 2Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 1 Thorp vs. No. 2 Athens at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, 4:30 p.m.No. 4 Three Lakes/Phelps vs. No. 3 Coleman at Crivitz, 4:30 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At D.C. Everest, 5 p.m.Sectional 4Sectional semifinals, May 31No. 12 Green Bay NEW Lutheran vs. No. 2 Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah at Almond-Bancroft, 5 p.m.No. 2 Burlington Catholic Central at No. 1 Oakfield, 5 p.m.Sectional finals, June 2At New Holstein, 5 p.m. Sectionals slated for May 31 and June 2By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The 2016 WIAA state softball playoffs will continue with sectional semifinals on Tuesday, May 31.Sectional finals are set for Thursday, June 2, and the winners qualify for the 2016 WIAA State Softball Tournament at Goodman Diamonds in Madison on June 9-11.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of WIAA softball playoffslast_img read more

So close for Minnaar at MTB World Cup

first_imgMost of Gwin’s challengers did exactly that. Australian Mick Hannah, the fastest man in qualifying and the last man to have a shot at racing inside Gwin’s blisteringly fast time, crashed heavily early on, breaking his bike stem and ending the competition in a moment of high drama. “I can’t understand why I was so fast today,” said an elated Gwin afterwards. “I was so calm at the start. Usually I try to shy away from people talking to me, but today I felt like I needed someone to wake me up. Before him British world number one Gee Atherton and World champ Sam Hill failed to match Gwin, and South African Andrew Neethling, who qualified tenth fastest in the field of 80, saw his challenge ended in a crash high up on the course. SAinfo reporter Moseley heard the on-course commentator say that her split times were very close to those of Griffiths, as she raced down the course. Hysterical supportEven hometown hero Minnaar couldn’t upstage Gwin, despite riding a tidal wave of hysterical support and vuvuzelas from the thousands of fans packed around the course. In the elite men’s event, Schurter showed just why he is the current world number one, looking calm and in control throughout the exhausting race on his way the third World Cup victory of his career. “I made a couple of silly mistakes early on and was trying to catch up all the way,” said Minnaar. “It was such an awesome race! I’m very happy to have finished ahead of Julien (Absalon) and its really great to have won the first World Cup of the year,” said an exhausted Schurter. “I can’t thank the crowd enough. Their support was unbelievable and made a huge difference to me on the day. I am sorry for the second place,” he added. “Maybe that what you need to do on a course like this – stay really calm otherwise you blow up,” he said. The American, who hails from California and races with the Trek World racing team, is a relative newcomer to downhilling, after converting from BMX and Motocross racing after a succession of serious injuries. The event, as it did in 2009, drew thousands of MTB fans. Toughest track“This is the toughest track I have ever raced,” said Moseley. “I was just hanging on for dear life, after pedalling flat out through the flat section following a great start.” Cross-countryNino Schurter of Switzerland and China’s Chengyuan Ren stole the limelight on the penultimate day of competition when they lifted the men’s and women’s cross-country titles. “I was done,” said Moseley. “It was so tough. The course was horrid – hard and fast – and I was finished at the end.” Griffiths was second, followed by a trio of French youngsters – Emmeline Ragot, Sabrina Jonnier and Floriane Pugin. Gwin, who victory was his first in a World Cup event, stunned the massive crowd that crammed into the forest at the Cascades mountain bike park with a time a full four seconds faster than the 4:12 that was being tipped as a title clinching mark. The all South African junior girls’ cross country race was won by the current national and African champ, Ashleigh Parker-Moffatt, almost a minute and half clear of Linda van Wyk, with Simone Vosloo making up the balance of the podium places. The trio of Schurter, Julien Absalon of France and the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Kulhavy got off to a dream start and set a blistering pace from the opening lap. They went on to occupy the top third positions on the podium. Italian Gerhard Kerschbaumer took the men’s under-23 cross country title after a thrilling duel with Austrian Alexander Gehbauer, who led for most of the race. Pole Marek Komwa ended third. “I managed to hold sixth place for most of the way, but I could feel the guys getting close towards the end there and with the added pressure I went over again in the rock garden and I’m just happy to have finished in one piece!” he reckoned. Earlier in the day, rising Swiss star Andri Frischkneckt posted a comprehensive victory in the junior men’s cross country title decider, romping home to a one-sided two minute victory over local challenger Gert Heyns, with French teenager Cyril Grangladen a minute further back in third. Elisabeth Sveum of Norway claimed the women’s under-23 title, ahead of Poland’s Paula Gorycka, with Hungarian Barbara Benko in third place. Spectacular crashIt was a day to forget for South Africa’s Burry Stander after his hopes of a home win were dashed by a mishap early on the first lap and another spectacular crash on the last which saw the team Specialized Racing rider cross the line in a disappointing eleventh place. Australian world champion Jarryd Graves annexed the four-cross title, while Dutch star Anneke Beerten won the women’s four-cross. For much of the men’s downhill final veteran downhiller Steve Peat occupied the leader’s hot-seat, and looked set to provide an upset result until Gwin blitzed the course. Sliced through the fieldIn the women’s race, the day belonged China’s Chengyuan Ren, who sliced through the field from the second last row of the grid to the front where she held off a strong challenge from Julie Bresset of France and take the win. Russia’s Irina Kalentieva finished third. “I got off to a good start and was part of the lead group, but I just lost concentration for a second, my wheel slipped out and over I went,” said Stander. “I damaged my derailer and only had three gears for the rest of the race!” 28 April 2011 “The win will give me good momentum so hopefully I can just keep my shape in the next few races,” he added. South African Rourke Croeser has a bad start and lagged in the bottom half of the 55-rider field before powering his way through to 13th place. Earlier in the day, the women’s title fell to British women’s downhill pacesetter Tracy Moseley, who was pushed all the way by her fellow countrywoman Fionn Griffiths. The event organisers have lodged a very strong bid to host the 2013 World Championships at the same venue, and are bullish about their chances of winning that bid when it is decided in the coming weeks. Home town favourite Greg Minnaar narrowly missed out on repeating his success of 2009 when he placed second in the downhill at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend, just 0.241 seconds behind American speedster Aaron Gwin. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more