Lawrence Pleased With Work under JDIP

first_imgRelatedLawrence Pleased With Work under JDIP Lawrence Pleased With Work under JDIP TransportSeptember 5, 2011 RelatedLawrence Pleased With Work under JDIP FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — Minister of State for Transport and Works, Hon. Othneil Lawrence, said he is pleased at the quality and quantity of work being done under the Jamaica Infrastructure Development Programme (JDIP). He said that equally satisfying is the positive response he has been receiving from persons, who use the roadways. Speaking to journalists Friday afternoon following a tour of JDIP projects in St. Elizabeth, he informed that since taking up office two months ago, he has visited projects in some eight parishes and “so far, I am really impressed. Also, just talking with the residents of these communities we realize that definitely, they are really overwhelmed with what is happening for them under the JDIP programme.” The State Minister and a technical team from the National Works Agency (NWA) had examined project sites in Manchester the day before. Work is underway on 11 projects in Manchester at a cost of some $700 million, while more than $600 million is being spent on the construction and rehabilitation of 12 roads in St. Elizabeth. Three of the projects in St. Elizabeth have been completed and should officially open soon, while the others are between 60 and 90 per cent complete. Mr. Lawrence said that the Ministry is working with the utility companies to ensure that any improvements they need to carry out is done in tandem with the road works, which will prevent the digging up of roads once they are completed. As it relates to the maintenance of the roads, Mr. Lawrence informed that the contracts contain a defect liability clause, which makes the contractors responsible for any defects that occur between six months to a year after completion. He said thought is being given to engaging road contractors for a five-year period for the maintenance of the roads that they build, which, in the long run, will prove to be cost effective. Advertisements By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporter RelatedLawrence Pleased With Work under JDIPlast_img read more

Paris Half-Marathon hits 43,500 registered participants

Related The 23rd edition of the Paris Half-Marathon will take place on Sunday 8 March 2015. A record number of 43,500 participants have confirmed their registration for this event, which is the second biggest on the French running calendar after the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon.This year the runners will tackle the route in the opposite direction to previous editions. Starting from near to the Château de Vincennes esplanade on the way to Porte Dorée, participants will visit some of Paris’ most famous landmarks, including the Place de la Nation, Place de la Bastille and the Hôtel de Ville. As usual, the finishing line is located on the edge of the Château de Vincennes esplanade, after a long final straight along Route de la Pyramide.Women account for 34% of registrations for this year’s spring challenge, up 4% on 2014, making it a Gallic record over the 21.1km distance. Russian model and actress Natalia Viodanova and French TV presenter Karine Lemarchand will both be taking part in the race, which this year coincides with International Women’s Day.The Paris Half-Marathon Village will be open on Friday 6 March from 10:00 CET to 19:30 CET and Saturday 7 March from 09:00 CET to 19:30 CET at the Parc Floral de Paris botanical garden, located within the Bois Vincennes woods. Competitors and their friends and families are advised to take public transport (via metro line 1, to Château de Vincennes station) in order to reach the Village and access the starting read more

UP Aerospace Launches Space Loft-14 Rocket

first_imgThe SL-14 Launch Vehicle reached an altitude of 57 miles. Additionally, as a fundamental step in UP Aerospace’s testing of new systems, this mission included a small second stage rocket motor and attitude control system. Advances made with the successful mission of these payloads will be pivotal as UP Aerospace moves toward the launch of their larger orbital vehicle, SPYDER. Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico and UP Aerospace, a space launch and flight test service provider based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. with facilities at Spaceport America, announced the successful launch Friday, Nov. 22 of UP Aerospace’s Space Loft 14 (SL-14) rocket from the Spaceport America Vertical Launch Area. About Spaceport America “Last week’s UP Aerospace launch marked huge strides being made in the aerospace industry,” said Daniel Hicks, Chief Executive Officer Spaceport America. “The Space Loft 14 vehicle contained vital technology for UP Aerospace’s upcoming SPYDER launch, which will mark a significant advancement for small companies within the industry. And the ADS-B technology onboard will help to ensure that space flights have every opportunity to launch. We commend UP Aerospace for their visionary efforts and look forward to seeing huge things continue to come from this company.” In addition to these systems, SL-14 carried an experimental payload that seeks to improve access to space through the use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology. Using ADS-B for future space launch missions is expected to improve safety and reduce detrimental effects on commercial aviation. Other payloads on the mission also were designed to advance the state-of-the-art in avionics, flight management, and data recording with particular applications for emerging small launch vehicles. With NASA and multiple university programs present, the launch—which was part of the NASA Flight Opportunities Program—marked UP Aerospace’s thirteenth launch from Spaceport America.center_img UP Aerospace News: About UP Aerospace UP Aerospace is a space launch and flight test service provider specializing in advanced engineering, launch technology development, and state-of-the-art rapid and low cost launch operations. Our headquarters are located in Highland ranch, Colorado, with launch facilities at Spaceport America in New Mexico. For more information, visit Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world. The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, has a rocket friendly environment of 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-foot spaceway, and 340 days of sunshine and low humidity. Some of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are customers at Spaceport America: Virgin Galactic, Boeing, UP Aerospace, HyperSciences, EXOS Aerospace, and SpinLaunch. Visit and for more information. Spaceport America is #NewMexicoTRUE.last_img read more

Tipperary footballers take on table-toppers Donegal

first_imgTipperary senior footballers are gearing up for a crucial clash with Donegal this afternoon.The Premier have secured one point from two games so far – with the Ulster side having taken all 4 points on offer to them.The sides meet in round 3 of Division 2 of the National Football League in Semple Stadium at 2pm this afternoon. Photo courtesy of Teneo Tipp Captain Conor Sweeney says they’ve focused on a few different things ahead of this game…And we’ll have live coverage of the game here on Tipp FM, in association with Kevin O’Leary Opel Clonmel.last_img

Video: The exact moment William Gallas knew he should retire!

first_imgFormer Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal defender William Gallas has retired from football.The defender won two Premier League titles and the League Cup in five years at Chelsea before playing four years at Arsenal. He joined Spurs for free in 2010 and also played for France 84 times.It is not an easy thing to announce,’ the 37-year-old said. ‘You always tell yourself that you can keep going, but, I think today I cannot go on any longer.’After leaving Tottenham in 2013, Gallas joined Perth Glory in Australia, playing 14 times and it was here where this video of his comical defending against Western Sydney Wanderers surfaced.What are your memories of Gallas at your club?last_img