Contract signed for design, feasibility study

first_imgNew DHBThe Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) on Friday signed the contract for the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River crossing with Dutch company, Lievense CSO.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry Annette Ferguson overlooked the signing on behalf of the Government and thanked the company for its interest in the project and for the experience and knowledge it will bring.General Manager of the DHBC, Rawlston Adams, expressed similar sentiments.Also present at the signing ceremony was Arie Mol, advisor to the CEO ofDHBC General Manager Rawlston Adams (right) and Arie Mol of LievenseCSO (left) shake hands following the signing of the contractLievense CSO, who thanked the DHBC and Government for the opportunity, noting that his company looks forward to working with the DHBC. He assured that Lievense CSO will ensure all schedules are met and completed on time.The feasibility study will commence on January 15, 2017.Government late last month announced that it had procured the Dutch company to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a new bridge across the Demerara River.Minister of State Joseph Harmon had said that the final step before the construction of what will be a “high level fixed bridge” will begin in early January of 2017 by a Dutch company identified as the Lievense CSO consultancy firm.In 2013, the Bridge Corporation in collaboration with the then Public Works Ministry had carried out a pre-feasibility study. That study concluded that a fixed high level bridge was the best option to pursue.The study will consider the model, the tender documents and the sites proposed and it will also make the final pronouncement on whether or not the construction is something that the country can go forward with.last_img read more

Spurs targeting English full-back, Ceballos could get permanent move, United latest

first_img talkSPORT Lampard spoke to talkSPORT’s Laura Woods in a wide ranging interview 1 All the latest transfer rumours and gossip for Sunday morning.Paris Saint-Germain are to rival Real Madrid in the battle to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham. (Mail on Sunday)Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would consider his future at the club if he believed he was damaging the club. (Metro)Solskjaer could have £300m to play with next summer and the club will look to recruit four players (The Times)Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis admits the club will eventually have to sell Man United target Kalidou Koulibaly (Full story)Inter are worried Man United will thwart their attempt to sign Nemanja Matic by triggering a one-year contract extension in the Serbian midfielder’s contract. (Corriere dello Sport).Frank Lampard on talkSPORTLampard out to support players verbally abused in social media ageLampard on asking Prince William for a royal pardon on the transfer banLampard on ‘incredible’ David Silva being his favourite player outside of ChelseaLampard interview with Laura Woods in full Dani Ceballos has held talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez about turning his loan move with Arsenal into a permanent switch. (El Desmarque, via Mail on Sunday)Tottenham are thought to be keen on West Brom’s 19-year-old full-back Nathan Ferguson. (Sun on Sunday)Dean Smith says the club have no intention of selling Scotland international John McGinn, who has been linked with Man United. (Sunday Express)Man City and Barcelona are both interested in Anderlecht’s 19-year-old midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga. (Marca)last_img read more

Football Talk: Celtic the musical, Morton relegate themselves

first_imgThey better not overlook the real talent in the mix though. Adam Matthews and Daryl Murphy, who can actually hold a note, will no doubt be first in line to belt out the classics.Meanwhile, Morton scored an own goal when they put their new kit on sale. Not only is it rank rotten, they seem to think they will be wearing it in League 1 next season. Did we imagine that fifth place finish in the Championship? BT Sport have announced they will be streaming the Champions League and Europa League finals live on YouTube…but if you don’t want to see it you could try and catch an early showing of the new X-Men movie. The season may be over but Celtic are limbering up and stretching those vocal chords for a glitzy show of a lifetime. A musical is coming to a stage near you soon (if you live in Glasgow…or Dublin…or Derry) and it’s got us wondering who will be leading the line of Broadway wannabes.Surely Tom Boyd will take to the mic again? Maybe YouTube sensations Cha Du Ri and Ki Sung Yueng will return for dance off? And what about the King of Kings headlining the cast list? That’s what Man United would like anyway. They shamelessly painted last night’s mascots blue to plug the new release…as if we didn’t already have an excuse to laugh at them this week.You’ll never guess what the big finale hit is…Man United try to make everyone forget about the bombscare with another embarrassment. “Make sure you are kitted out for the new season as the ‘ton look to bounce straight back into the Championship.”Is Simon Murray the brightest man in Scottish football? Kotaku thinks so…Some players are on their holidays already. Not jealous at all. Honest.Spain’s provisional squad has been announced and there are some big names missing. Adam Davy / EMPICS SportLiverpool take on the holders Sevilla in the Europa League final tonight at 7.45 in Basel. It’s live on BT Sport and YouTube.last_img read more

Infrastructure and Operations: Pressured by Fewer Dollars and Rapidly Changing Business Process Requirements

first_imgBusiness IT Infrastructure and Operations are being pressured by two, often competing, forces:Business groups pushing IT to help drive and support changing business processesShrinking Budgets have IT organizations looking at ways to save I&O dollarsKeeping Pace with Change. Gartner is warning that over the next two years that only 10 percent of I&O organizations will be capable of keeping up with the speed of change that new business processes require.George Spafford, research director at Gartner, said that “Over the years, I&O has become risk-averse, and with the introduction of new and changed IT services viewed as critical, the risk aversion of I&O has become problematic.  At the same time, business and IT leadership continue to pressure I&O to ensure high availability and integrity, which lead I&O to implement controls that take additional time to ensure production is protected. These opposed pressures are creating an organizational schizophrenia wherein parts of IT, notably development, want to go faster than I&O can support.”  Spafford advised companies to work on their change management processes as a means for improving their responsiveness to changes in the business.Shrinking Budgets. It is no wonder that I&O is often the target of cost reduction efforts.  Gartner estimates that as much as 60 percent of IT budgets goes toward infrastructure and operations (I&O).Michele Caminos, Gartner managing vice-president, shared the following tips for achieving I&O savings:Examine Networking Costs – 18 percent of IT budget goes towards networking, and 45 percent of that is spent on telecom services.  Targeting telecom costs is a good way to reduce expenses.Server Consolidation – By consolidating servers and increasing utilization rates, businesses see on average reductions in 15 to 20 percent on server spending and maintenance.Virtualization – Gartner found that while businesses have strongly adopted virtualization that virtual machines still only run at 25 percent utilization.  Improving on that can lead to cost savings.Streamline IT Operations – Process automation can improve efficiencies, reduce errors, and save moneyReduce Power and Cooling – Modular data center design, increased rack density and energy monitoring tools can help cut costs in this arealast_img read more

Mobile Technology: 10 Billion Mobile Devices Expected by 2016

first_imgMobile is booming. 61 percent of Americans or 143.3 million people now own smartphones — and 91 percent owns and uses a cell phone. IDC estimates that the smartphone market is growing at 4.9 percent and as high as 32.4 percent in emerging markets.  After breaking the barrier of one billion smartphone shipments in 2013, 2014 is on track for shipping 1.25 billion smartphones.  By 2016, it’s expected that there will be more than 10 billion mobile Internet devices in use.  Market and Markets estimates that the Mobile Phone and Smartphone market will reach $341.4 billion by 2015.The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Collat School of Business has pulled together some of the statistics about mobile technologies to create the following Infographic:University of Alabama at Birmingham Onlinelast_img read more

Infographic: What the Heck is an LLC?

first_imgdavid strom Related Posts The kind folks at Intuit have posted this infographic on their blog this week that describes what a limited liability corporation is and how it stacks up to other kinds of corporate entities. It couldn’t come at a better time for my family, as my wife is considering expanding her own business and wants to investigate her options. LLCs are great if you want to limit the amount of bookkeeping you have to do and if you don’t mind paying self-employment taxes. A better choice for larger businesses is an S Corporation (which is what I have used over the past several decades) which has more books to keep but also more flexibility when it comes to how your income is taxed too. Thanks Intuit for putting together a great amount of information in one place. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Analysis#start#StartUp 101 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

SPORT-IND-WATSON 2 LAST

first_imgThe all-rounder was full of praise for Virat Kohli and The all-rounder was full of praise for Virat Kohli and Indian fielding. “The way Virat comes out, the way hes hitting the ball, its incredible. We certainly had specific plans for him. We did not bowl too badly to him at all. Its just how well hes hitting the ball. Shikhar Dhawan batted beautifully to get through the first few overs when the ball was doing a little bit and a bit of tennis-ball bounce. These guys are world class players, and once they get in even your best bowling can go to boundary or over it,” said Watson. “And theres no doubt theyve got some great athletes. Ravindra Jadeja is an incredible athlete, hes very quick to the ball and has a great arm. Virat is fielding incredibly well at the moment as well. So, those two guys, let alone the rest of the group, do a great job on the field. Its certainly changed a bit from the days when they had Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman running around there,” he said. It was surprising to see Australia making six changes to their playing eleven despite trailing in the series, in a bid to prepare for the upcoming New Zealand tour. “Six changes provides more challenges, and selectors are trying to find what their best fifteen are and the best team is for World Cup. This means there are plenty of opportunities for the boys to put their hands up. It does provide challenges, no secrets about that,” said the all-rounder. “The roles are changing from one game to the next, but thats part of adapting and trying to make the most of the opportunities that you get. Because everyone wants to be able to play for Australia, and everyone wants to be able to play in World Cup. You certainly cannot use it as an excuse; youve just got to fulfill your role as well as you can and hope that it works out,” he added. Asked if World T20 presents a tough challenge given how their preparation has been going, Watson did not hold back regarding the magnitude of the task ahead for his side. “No doubt. It always has been the biggest challenge for any Australian side I have been part of. Until the World T20, the priorities of the best players playing all the time is not there, because there is so much more international cricket all through the summer thats on. So you just have to manage your best players as best as you possibly can, which means that theres no continuity with the T20 teams up until a game or two before the World T20,” he signed off. PTI CN PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

No word from BCCI on managing IPL workload: Ricky Ponting

first_imgDelhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting on Saturday said the franchise hasn’t received any official statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding the management of workload of India’s World Cup-bound players.With nearly three weeks’ gap between the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final and the beginning of the World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales, a lot has been talked about managing the players’ workload in the recent times.Talking to the press on the eve of Delhi’s campaign opener against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Sunday, Ponting said: “We have had no direct information on them at all. If we look through our squad, I mean if you talk about workload management stuff, you think that the batsmen will be right to play all the games.””I am not sure what the directive from the BCCI is going to be on that, but it will be the fast bowlers they will be trying to look after,” he said.Ponting admitted the team management will have to properly look after pacer Ishant Sharma who is likely to be a part of India’s World Cup squad.”Ishant has sort of forced himself into that squad. We’re just going to make sure that we look after him on the way through. Hopefully, some common sense comes into it and someone like Ishant is available for selection for every game,” the former Australia skipper said.On the availability of foreign players in Delhi’s squad, keeping the World Cup in mind, the 44-year-old said: “We do, actually. Obviously Chris Morris is not here. He’s got another T20 (Twenty20) game to play for South Africa in a couple of days’ time. He’ll probably arrive on the 25th for us.”advertisement”As far as the leave dates are concerned, all the New Zealanders are here until the end. We’ve got the New Zealanders, West Indians and South Africans predominantly as our overseas players,” he said.Delhi has never made it to the IPL finals since the inception of the league in 2008.Ponting said he isn’t thinking much about the past. “What has happened in the past has happened. The whole vibe around the franchise for the last two weeks has been positive. We have (been) reborn, we have new owners. We have got new colours, new logo, and everything about the start of the new season has been fresh, new start for Delhi Capitals,” the coach said.Speaking on their preparations for this year, Ponting said: “Our preparations for the last two weeks has been strong. (The) boys worked particularly hard before we travelled here, and any who were here and who watched us train yesterday would understand how hard we trained. We made things little light today. Boys are fit, energetic and ready to go for tomorrow.Also Read | Rishabh Pant works with Kiran More ahead of Mumbai Indians vs Delhi CapitalsAlso Read | IPL is our home tournament so we must enjoy ourselves: Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | Old friends Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar catch up before Mumbai-Delhi clashlast_img read more

The best fantasy football goalkeepers

first_imgFantasy Football Best fantasy football goalkeepers in the Premier League 2017-18 season Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 18:30 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David de Gea Manchester United Getty Fantasy Football Premier League Gaming With the season past the half-way mark Goal takes a look at the best shot-stoppers available to virtual coaches, including some bargain buys Click here to go to the 2018-19 version of the best goalkeepers to pick for Premier League fantasy football!The 2017-18 Premier League season is into the final third and fantasy football managers will be kept busy as things heat up going into spring.Our very own Goal Fantasy Football is up and running — and it’s free to play. The mobile app can be downloaded here  so that you can create and update your panel wherever you are in the world.AdChoices广告The Fantasy Premier League game on the Premier League’s official website is also a popular choice for fantasy gamers, but regardless of what you use, we’ve broken down the best fantasy football goalkeepers, including a few bargains, to help you mould your squad! Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player BEST FANTASY FOOTBALL GOALKEEPERSEderson Manchester United Manchester City Premier League 10122017When mulling over what goalkeepers to choose for your fantasy football team, the first consideration is usually whether they are first choice or not. Most teams will stick to using one player between the posts for a season, so you want your number one to be playing regularly.Naturally, clean sheets will boost a goalkeeper’s appeal, so those who have a formidable defence in front of them are sensible picks. Interestingly, however, shot-stoppers who are kept busy are often the highest scorers, so it is worth keeping in mind goalkeepers at clubs towards the bottom half of the table. For example, Burnley’s Tom Heaton was the highest scoring goalkeeper last season, despite being part of a team that lost 20 games.Another key attribute to bear in mind is penalty-stopping ability as plenty of points can be gained this way through a long season.David de Gea (Man United – £5.9m)Spain international David de Gea has consistently been one of the best scoring goalkeepers in fantasy football and, that has continued this year. He has raced to the top of the goalkeepers column this season, which has seen his price increase to nearly £6m, but he is worth every penny.Ederson (Man City – £5.6m)Manchester City brought Ederson in from Benfica for a mammoth fee and the 24-year-old is ranked as one of the most expensive shot-stoppers in this season’s fantasy football. The Brazilian has settled in well to life in the Premier League and he has shown that he has what it takes to marshall the backline of a team challenging on all fronts.Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea – £5.5m)Belgium international Thibaut Courtois is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world and he helped keep Chelsea’s title-winning defence watertight last season. He has a strong defensive line in front of him, which helps, but the former Atletico Madrid man is a colossus between the posts and is capable of pulling off the most impossible saves. Thibaut Courtois ChelseaPetr Cech (Arsenal – £5.3m)Arguably the greatest goalkeeper of his generation, Petr Cech is still performing to the highest standards at the age of 35 and has retained the number one jersey for Arsenal this season despite competition from David Ospina. The former Chelsea man remains a key player for Arsene Wenger, but his and the Gunners’ form have both fluctuated in the second half of the campaign.Hugo Lloris (Tottenham – £5.4m)Tottenham may not be reaching the heights that they scaled last season, but their captain and leader Hugo Lloris is still one of the best goalkeepers to have in fantasy football, saving and winning points for his team single-handedly. He was out of action for a number of weeks during the new year, but has returned and is determined to inspire Spurs to a Champions League finish.Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester – £5m)Denmark international Kasper Schmeichel has become one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League in recent years and it is no surprise to see that he is among the top scoring shot-stoppers in Fantasy Football this season. While Leicester are unlikely to challenge for honours, Schmeichel will definitely be up there when it comes to accumulating points.BEST BARGAIN GOALKEEPERSNick Pope BurnleyUnlike other areas of the pitch, there is very little variation in the prices of goalkeepers in fantasy football, but shrewd managers can save some money nevertheless.The most expensive shot-stoppers are £5.5m and the cheapest is £4m – a price usually reserved for back-up or third-choice players. However, there are a number of talented individuals who fall somewhere in the middle.Nick Pope (Burnley – £4.9m)Burnley’s Tom Heaton has had his season scuppered by injury, but his deputy Nick Pope has done a tremendous job in his stead. As mentioned, Heaton was the top scoring net custodian in 2016-17 and Pope has shown that he is an able understudy for the England international. He is second to De Gea and ahead of more vaunted counterparts such as Lloris, Ederson, Courtois and Cech.Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea – £4.6m)Lukasz Fabianski finished last season as a top-10 goalkeeper in fantasy football and he is on course to repeat that feat in 2017-18. In fact, the Poland international’s performances for struggling Swansea could well see him finish in the top five.Maty Ryan (Brighton – £4.5m)Former Valencia and Genk man Maty Ryan has been part of a solid Brighton defence as the Seagulls attempt to defy the odds and survive their maiden season in the Premier League. An Australia international, Ryan boasts plenty of experince and has demonstrated his ability in abundance.Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth – £4.5m)Former Chelsea and Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will hope to find a new lease of life at Bournemouth this season after seizing the number one jersey from the high-scoring Artur Boruc. Early indications suggest a grim outlook for the Cherries this season, but Begovic possesses the kind of quality that can single-handedly win points.Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield – £4.6m)Newly promoted Huddersfield Town began the season with plenty of promise, but they have fallen down the table since. Part of the reason for their decent start to life in the Premier League was their defence and, in particular Jonas Lossi, who has managed to keep seven clean sheets. While the Terriers have endured a downturn in fortunes, Lossi continues to pull off crucial saves, so he is still picking up points.Jordan Pickford (Everton – £4.9m)Everton began their season on the wrong foot and a horrendous run of results cost Ronald Koeman his job. They have since hired Sam Allardyce and the man who specialises in avoiding relegation has turned the team’s fortunes around. Jordan Pickford has picked up more clean sheets since Allardyce’s appointment and his price is sure to rise if they keep up their revival. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Easy Iced Coffee: Grady’s Cold Brew Kit comes in a Pour & Store Pouch

first_imgSometimes when you make your own cold brew, finding a container to put it in can be annoying, but the folks over at Grady’s came up with a clever idea. They packaged Grady’s Cold Brew Kit into a Pour & Store Pouch, so steeping a fresh batch of Grady’s cold brew just got a whole lot easier.Related: Make Iced Coffee in One Minute with the HyperChiller“Figuring out a way to brew the Bean Bags in their packaging was always a big goal for us,” said Grady Laird, the founder of Grady’s Cold Brew. “We had some messy experiments early on using our tins. Those puppies aren’t exactly 100% water-tight. You don’t have to sop up too many fridges before you know it’s time to move on. So that’s why we came up with the Pour & Store Pouch. It was the last component missing to make a full “just add water” Cold Brew Kit that can pretty much go anywhere.”You don’t need any other equipment. All you have to do is throw a Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bag, which is filled with coffee, spices and chicory, into the pouch, and pour water in to fill it up. Then, you stick it in the refrigerator overnight, and when you wake up in the morning, you’ll have fresh cold brew ready to go! The pouch carries 12 whole cups and the coffee lasts for two weeks, so you can have an ample amount for yourself every morning for over a week, keep everyone happy and caffeinated at the office, or you can host a bunch of your friends over for brunch. Save yourself all that money you spend on cold brew — if you compare it to purchasing a cup of iced coffee at Starbucks every morning, you’ll save $80 a month —  at your local café and get something nice.“The Kit is self-contained—you need no other equipment, just water, to brew the perfect cup of iced coffee,” says Laird. “You can take the Kit camping, on a picnic, on a boat, or just to share in your office kitchen—and it’s the perfect gift for coffee lovers.”Grady’s Cold Brew Kit Pour & Store Pouch, $30 at gradyscoldbrew.com. 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Marketlast_img read more