9/11 ‘Survivor Tree’ Planted on 19th Anniversary of Attacks

first_imgSheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. helps plant the Survivor Tree on Friday. Courtesy of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s officeOn the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office honored those who lost their lives by planting a 9/11 Survivor Tree.Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. planted a Callery pear tree, which became known as the Survivor Tree, on the grounds in Riverside.“Each year, the 9/11 Memorial gives seedlings from the Survivor Tree to three communities so they can nurture them for future generations as a symbol of survival and the triumph over tragedy,” the sheriff’s office said, after being selected this year.The Survivor Tree. Courtesy of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s officeCurrent and retired members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office who responded to the recovery effort after 9/11 were also present for the ceremony. While the public was not able to be there, due to COVID-19, the ceremony was streamed on Facebook Live.Following the ceremony, the Sheriff’s Office debuted a video compilation of interviews with its staff who went to Ground Zero following the World Trade Center attacks to assist with the recovery effort. The video may be seen on the Sheriff’s website at suffolksheriff.com.“People may not realize how many deputy sheriffs and correction officers worked down at Ground Zero, and other members volunteered or worked there as first responders representing other agencies.  I wanted them to have this living memorial on the Sheriff’s Office grounds as a tribute to their work,” Toulon said.The video can also be viewed [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Modulift raises the bar in new JV

first_imgLift Management Services (LMS) aims to link all components and processes to give clients a full support mechanism for any major heavy lifting project from start to finish, said the two companies.The partnership will merge Modulift’s lifting engineering capabilities, as well as the design and supply of lifting equipment, with IMES’ engineering consultancy and inspection expertise to deliver entire project management services.”The LMS partnership reflects the growing demand for a more involved, in-depth service,” said Sarah Spivey, managing director of Modulift. “As lifting projects grow in scale and ambition, so does the need for a careful and complete planning and execution process below the hook.”Rod Buchan, executive chairman of IMES, added that this new market offering is all about safety and efficiency. “It incorporates all the relevant risk assessment and traceability elements, while also complying with all regulatory and legislative requirements.”LMS is available to clients around the world, working in all industry sectors. It is designed to support companies who require management of their lifting projects, in particular where spreader beams, lifting beams or lifting frames need to be designed and/or supplied.  www.imes-group.comwww.modulift.comlast_img read more

Contracts awarded for Belgrano Phase 3

first_imgARGENTINA: Infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has awarded contracts to undertake Phase 3 of the track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network.Divided into four lots worth 3∙5bn pesos, Phase 3 covers 300 km including route C12 from Joaquín V González to Metán, as well as route C8 from Metán to Las Cejas. In total, 217 km are to be upgraded in the province of Salta, 16 km in Santiago del Estero and 67 km in Tucumán.‘When the work is complete in 2019, we are going to have much more competitive logistics which is going to help the economy of the whole of northwest Argentina to develop’, said Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura President Guillermo Fiad.last_img

Cable & Wireless announces John Reid, CEO to step down

first_img 65 Views   no discussions Press ReleaseMIAMI, FL – December 12, 2017 – Cable & Wireless Communications (“C&W”) today announced that John Reid will step down from the position of CEO in early 2018. An announcement on C&W’s incoming CEO will be made in due course, and until that time, Reid will remain in the post and will support the transition to new leadership.Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, parent company of C&W said: “John has been an exceptional leader for us, steering Cable & Wireless through significant changes and transformation; we have valued John’s dedication and energy and wish him the very best for the future.”Reid has been an industry leader for more than 29 years in Canada and for the past 13 years across the Caribbean and Latin America. At Columbus Communications and then with the merger with Cable & Wireless, Reid played a key role in building the region’s leading full service communications and entertainment provider. Most recently, John was also instrumental in the integration of C&W with Liberty Global, which is due to deliver $150m in synergies, as well as readying the company to be part of Liberty Global’s Latin America and Caribbean operation, which is due to be split-off next month. During his tenure at C&W, Reid has driven the transformation of the business to focus on delivering an unparalleled customer experience leading to improved performance and efficiency, as well as the implementation of growth strategies for the Company’s mobile, residential, business and wholesale segments. In October 2016, Reid was recognized by leading intelligence source, Global Telecom Business, as one of the top five leaders from the Caribbean and Latin America in GTB’s Power 100. Commenting, Reid said: “It has been a great privilege to lead C&W through the integration with Columbus and more recently with Liberty Global. With the planned split-off of Liberty Latin America, now is the right time to let new leadership take the business through its exciting next chapter. I am proud of what we have achieved during my tenure; with our focus on delivering an unparalleled customer experience starting to translate into performance momentum, and a talented new leadership team in place, C&W is ready for its next phase of growth.” Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img BusinessNewsRegional Cable & Wireless announces John Reid, CEO to step down by: – December 14, 2017 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Hubert Lawrence | More rest needed for athletes between Champs and Trials

first_imgFor me, the argument about the date of the Carifta Trials ended early. A week after Jeremy Farr of Wolmer’s bested the Class One 400-metre field at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in 45.65 seconds, he settled into his blocks for the first round of the Trials under-20 event. Listlessly, he drifted around the National Stadium track in 48.62 seconds. He may have misunderstood the Trials qualifying requirements, but at Champs, just the previous week, he clocked 47.68 seconds in the first round, 46.52 in the semis and 45.65 in the final. People underestimate the physical and psychological effort championships extract from athletes, but sadly for Farr and any dreams he might have had about Carifta, his heavy-­legged Trials performance made everything clear. The Trials ended on Sunday with a fine show in the sprint hurdles, and it makes one wonder. Farr and a subdued crew of 400-metre runners raced to qualify on Friday, less than a week after the last day of Champs. On Saturday night, Calabar’s Oblique Seville looked a fraction of the speedster who zipped to gold in the Champs Class One 100-metre final in 10.13 seconds on the previous Friday night. The marque event of the season, the boys’ 800 metres showed a fall-off too. Promising Tyrese Taylor of Enid Bennett High reeled off times of 1 minute 48.85 seconds on March 16 and 1.48.91 two weeks later at Champs. Kimar Farquharson, the Calabar ace, chased past him at Champs to register a record of 1 minute 48.67 seconds. At the Trials, Taylor beat Farquharson, 1.49.75 to 1.50.33. By Sunday afternoon, hurdlers Ackera Nugent of Excelsior and Rasheed Broadbell of St Jago looked nippy. Nugent stepped up to the under-20 100-metre hurdles and zoomed 13.26 seconds. Broadbell, a Class One bronze medallist, blazed a world-class under-20 110-metre time of 13.14 seconds. It seems that rest was the difference. A week after the historic 100th Champs, the 2010 Carifta team stuttered and struggled in Grand Cayman. Tired and besotted with sniffles and coughs, the team still dominated because of its all-round superiority. When Jamaica returns to Cayman for Carifta next week, the same is likely to happen. As we all saw, the Trials did help select World under-20 champions Briana Williams and Kai Chang, long jump phenom, and World under-20 bronze medal winner Wayne Pinnock, Nugent, Broadbell and Seville. Those who are calling for the results of Champs to guide the Carifta selections have to note one thing. Those Games are unusually late this season because the Easter weekend arrives late. That seems to have led to the unique staging of the Trials after Champs, but in time for Jamaica to file its team entries. Given what we saw especially at Trials on Friday, it will be prudent to space the season out a bit more when Easter comes this late in the future. If that happens, the Trials can be placed where it always has been – before Champs. With an extra-late Easter, there should also be time to plug in some rest time between Champs and the Carifta Games. Current circumstances have given ammunition to those who think Jamaica should skip the Carifta Games. However, Easter comes this late just once every seven or eight years. Moreover, the prime benefit of Carifta to Jamaica is the early experience of international championship competition and travel. Even now, long after the first Carifta Games in 1972, there is still nothing else like it. Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980.last_img read more

Speculation over Terry and Luiz as Blues are tipped to sign defender

first_imgThere is speculation over the futures of John Terry and David Luiz, with Chelsea being tipped to complete the signing of St Etienne centre-back Kurt Zouma.The Evening Standard reports that Chelsea have agreed a £12.4m fee for Zouma and hope to conclude a deal this week.He has been touted as a possible long-term replacement for Terry, whose contract expires at the end of the season, while Luiz continues to be linked with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.AdChoices广告Meanwhile, Bobby Zamora is being linked with Crystal Palace and West Brom ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.Zamora had been made available.QPR have made the 33-year-old striker available and will happily let him go if a club comes in for him.Zamora’s contract at Loftus Road expires in the summer and he is not part of boss Harry Redknapp’s plans.A number of Championship clubs have been made aware of his availability, but top-flight sides Albion and Palace are being touted as possible destinations.Related West London Sport story: QPR looking to offload striker ZamoraMeanwhile, Redknapp has suggested to Talksport that Rangers have missed out on the signing of Auxerre forward Paul-Georges Ntep.Redknapp said: “We thought we had a couple and then they went elsewhere.“We wanted to take a lad from Auxerre, a left winger who I thought was fantastic, and at the last minute he decided to stay in France. I think he is going to Rennes.”But Redknapp confirmed he is still hoping to sign Ishak Belfodil on loan from Inter Milan despite Italian media reports that a potential deal collapsed.Related West London Sport story: QPR in ongoing talks over Inter’s BelfodilFor more transfer speculation, see this morning’s Paper Talk.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Austrian GP ‘must be behind closed doors’, insists minister

first_img COMMENT Image credits: AP Press Trust Of India Written By The Austrian Grand Prix, now set to be the first race of the coronavirus-hit Formula One world championship, will only be given the green light on condition it is raced behind closed doors. Organisers of the July 5 grand prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg were told by the country’s health minister on Wednesday that certain guarantees have to be met. “Authorisation to stage the event depends entirely on the security plan that the organisers present,” Rudolf Anschober told Radio O1. “We will only allow such events under very strict conditions and of course, I think it goes without saying, without a crowd.” Austrian GP ‘must be behind closed doors’He told the Austrian Press Agency (APA): “We have done our part.” The government wants the race weekend to be organised on a “closed circuit” with the only people outside of the teams allowed being Austrians involved in the management of the race. Earlier this week, Formula One boss Chase Carey targeted the season starting in Austria after the French Grand Prix was cancelled and fans barred from the British race at Silverstone on July 19. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 30th April, 2020 12:09 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US The French Grand Prix, which was to have been held on June 28, was the 10th race of the season to be scrapped or postponed.”We’re targeting a start to racing in Europe through July, August and beginning of September, with the first race taking place in Austria on 3-5 July weekend,” Carey said in a statement.”September, October and November, would see us race in Eurasia, Asia and the Americas, finishing the season in the Gulf in December with Bahrain before the traditional finale in Abu Dhabi, having completed between 15-18 races.” However, Carey also said he expected “the early races to be without fans”. Last Updated: 30th April, 2020 12:09 IST Austrian GP ‘must Be Behind Closed Doors’, Insists Minister The Austrian Grand Prix, now set to be the first race of the coronavirus-hit F1 world c’ship, will only be given the green light on condition it happens indoors FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Curry still injured, says Kerr

first_imgTwo-time MVP Curry sustained a grade two sprain of his left medial collateral ligament in his first game back from an ankle injury against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday,Curry will be re-evaluated in three weeks, which means he will miss the start of the postseason, according to Kerr.”There’s no way he’s playing the first round,” Kerr told reporters on Sunday, prior to Golden State’s clash with the Utah Jazz.”He’s being re-evaluated in three weeks so we have to be ready to play without him then see how he’s coming along. The good thing is that we’ve been through this.”We went through it last year with KD [Kevin Durant], he missed five weeks or so. It was a similar situation where we had to play without one of our best players and we felt that appropriate fear and turned it up and got it going and when KD came back, he was Finals MVP. There are a lot of similarities and we should feel good about our ability to play through this stuff.”The Warriors essentially are locked into the Western Conference’s second seed behind the Houston Rockets when the NBA playoffs begin on April 14.The Minnesota Timberwolves hold a half-game lead over the Jazz for the seventh spot entering Sunday’s games.last_img read more