News story: Roadwork permits help cut driver disruption

first_img Roads media enquiries Roadworks are the bane of drivers’ lives, causing delays and costing the UK economy £4.3 billion a year. Permit schemes are proven to reduce the length of roadworks, allowing motorists to have fewer disrupted journeys and reducing the burden on businesses. More councils should look at adopting permit schemes, as well as lane rental schemes in due course, to help drivers get to work and visit friends and family quickly and safely. Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 An evaluation report, by Ecorys, published today (June 18 2018) by the Department for Transport shows permit schemes – where companies apply to highways authorities to carry out works – help reduce the length of disruption from roadworks by more than 3 days. It also showed these scheme cut the number of overrunning roadworks.Permit schemes cover works on all local roads and can be complemented by lane rental, where utility companies are charged daily for digging up the busiest roads at peak times. Lane rental guidance will be issued later this year.Around 65% of authorities now have in place these schemes, which are making a real difference. The remaining 35% are being asked to introduce them so that their local communities can benefit from this positive impact on journeys.Roads Minister Jesse Norman said: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Switchboard 0300 330 3000 Permit schemes, which were introduced in 2010, give councils more control over roadworks. Local authorities can also add conditions to the roadworks, such as the time when works can start and end, limits on the number of days they can be in place and where equipment should be stored, to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. Councils may charge a fee to cover the administration costs of permits.This follows the announcement of a national rollout of lane rental schemes later this year which will see companies charged up to £2,500 a day to carry out works on busy roads. Pilot lane rental schemes in London and Kent have seen congestion on the busiest roads drop, saving drivers time and boosting the economy.It also comes after Transport Secretary called on companies to carry out works on pavements, where possible, instead of under roads to avoid any disruption to motorists. More details will be revealed in due course.last_img read more

Boracay fire hits around 25 houses

first_imgAround 25 residential houses – made oflight materials – were razed by fire on Oct. 10, according to the Bureau ofFire Protection (BFP).         “Tataaso bababa pa ang damage, depende sa mga apektado ng sunog kung mag-declare sila ng kanilangaffidavit of loss,” Arubang added. Properties worth around P300,000 went up in smoke as fire gutted several houses in Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on Oct. 10. PHOTO BAG-BFRAV/AKEAN FORUM Fire Officer 3 Franklin Arubang saidthey responded in the area when they received a call for assistance around 5:50p.m.    The BFP declared “fire out” around6:52 p.m.  “Kasalukuyangunder investigation ang sunog na tumupoksa mga bahay. Nalaman natin ang origin ngsunog but ang cause of fire inaalam pa ng BFP,” Arubang said. MALAY, Aklan – Properties worth aroundP300,000 went up in smoke as fire gutted several houses at Sitio PinaungonIbabaw in Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island. According to three witnesses, the firestarted at a rented house occupied by a couple. They allegedly heard the couplequarreling and a loud explosion just before the incident happened. There was no casualty reported in theincident.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

Murphy: Klopp needs Salah, Mane cover for AFCON

first_img The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in the summer, but will now take place between January 9 to February 6. And Murphy thinks Jurgen Klopp lacks the depth to cover his star forwards.Advertisement Loading… Liverpool must find cover for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ahead of next year’s African Cup of Nations, according to former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy.center_img He told talkSPORT: “I do think Liverpool could do with some additional firepower, especially as next season there will be the Africa Cup of Nations. That’s going to mean that both Salah and Mane are going to be missing for a chunk, a big chunk of the games. read also:Carragher: Minamino gives Klopp a problem after Timo Werner miss “I would be amazed if when the window does open, or when the season ends, that Liverpool don’t sign someone in attacking areas. “But you also have to remember that for two years they got to the Champions League final and got 97 points last season and are going to win it this year, so who are we to argue with how he’s [Klopp] balanced his squad.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

GT Motorsports Georgetown Grand Prix…Ten-Pow; Seejattan star in rain-buffeted round two

first_imgA wet GT Motorsports track proved challenging for some but Justin Ten Pow and Shan Seejattan were not among those affected.Truth be told, they flourished under the damp conditions when the second round of the Georgetown Grand Prix took place on Saturday evening at the organizer’s Georgetown-based track.With the qualifying rounds rushed to avoid the impending downpour, there was no shortage of spills, thrills and skills.Paige breaks the stereotype The juniors were the first up and with Zachary Persaud qualifying on pole, there was a hintShan Seenattanof intensity in the air; especially since everyone had to go to wet tyres for the first time.Though cautiously as they might, they got underway with Zach leading them out. When the flag dropped, the drivers seemed to forget it was wet and went racing.Zach took advantage of some midfield battles to pull out a lead which the pack never recovered, with Paige Mendonca finishing second and Nathan Rahaman finishing third.In race two with the 50% inverted grid, Paige was on pole and picked up her maiden X30 win; her drive featuring another fantastic display of Karting.After a disastrous round one earlier this year, this was just what the doctor ordered for the 11-year-old Mendonca who was ecstatic when she crossed the line, leading Nathan Rahaman and Jeremy Ten Pow, in that order.Race three brought out the fireworks and while Zachary Persaud was leading, a race incident between himself and Jeremy on the last lap dropped him all the way to fourth, allowing Paige second and Nathan third.Paige got the loudest applause when she created history by becoming the first female to win the X30 junior class Champion Driver of the day.The battle for Phang supremacy The X30 senior battle came down to who was the superior Phang on the night; the younger, smoother John or the older, more aggressive Matthew?Race one went to Matthew with John second and Elan Rahaman third; with race two ending with John leading Matthew home ahead of Elan.For race three, the juniors opted to join the senior battle and they did not disappoint. As per the races before, John got away, leading Matthew and pulling out a gap.However, on the entry to the bowl, a gentle nudge from the older Phang spun the younger one around allowing the juniors to get by.The senior Phang also picked up the Champion Driver award.Seejattan’s worldShan Seejattan had no competition in the X30 master’s category. He snapped up three wins and the overall Champion Driver category with ease leaving Mahendra Boodhoo (two seconds and one third) and Vishal Sawh (one second and two thirds) in the spray of his tires.Riley Ramroop upstages the competitionAt the beginning of the day, the name Riley Ramroop would not have been known to many but with two wins and the Champion Driver award by the end of the day, he was well known around the circuitJustin Ten PowA hectic first race which saw the lead changing a lap on average, resulted in Ackeem ‘flat top’ Thomas winning ahead of Jorge Luid Ramiez (Safino). Interestingly enough, four competitors did not finish that race which took place in pouring conditions.The remaining races belonged to Ramroop, who lives in Trinidad, with Naresh Alves and Jorge finishing second and third in race two.Ten Pow continues 60CC stranglehold There were battles within the war but when the rain settled, there was no unseating Justin TenPow from his throne atop the 60CC Kids cup class.He was in frequent battles with Benjamin Phang but three wins on the night meant that Justin, who will now be sponsored by Massy Industries, would be champion driver.In race one, he finished ahead of Nicholas Sawh and Mattew Daby with Race two ending with Sawh in second and Phang in third.last_img read more

Celebrate National Pasta month!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the 80s pasta was king and queen! Athletes loaded up on pasta, moms of teenage boys filled them up on pasta and budgeting families stretched their food dollars with pasta. As a newlywed with a spouse on the road most weekdays, I would open a jar of sauce and enjoy a different shape of pasta every night until Paul returned for the weekend. It was a quick, easy meal to fix for one. Years later the media and diet craze has filled heads and minds that pasta is bad, filled with gluten and hip-widening carbs. I am here to tell you, it is not the bad guy!October is National Pasta Month. It is a time to celebrate all the benefits of pasta.First myth buster — pasta carb calories are no more fattening than fat and protein calories. Here is the secret to weight maintenance: calories in can not exceed calories burned. It doesn’t matter what the indulgence is, you will gain weight. So enjoy some reasonable amounts of pasta. Second myth buster — most pasta has gluten, therefore it is not healthy. This is not true. For most of the general public, gluten is not an issue. For most Americans without celiac and gluten sensitivities, grain foods are an important part of a healthy diet. If you aren’t including them in your diet you are missing some important nutrients. The 2010 dietary guidelines encourage us to eat six servings of grains, at least half whole grains and the rest enriched grains. Whole grains provide fiber and help make us feel fuller. Enriched grains have iron, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and folic acid added to them. Those are good things! The folic acid fortification to enriched flour products has reduced birth defects related to folic acid deficiencies by 25 to 35%. It has been named “one of the greatest public health achievements in the last decade” by the Center for Disease Control.The benefits of pasta overflow into the kitchen and on to the table as well. It is a great versatile food. You can get it in all different shapes, sizes, lengths, thicknesses and top it with all different types of sauces, meats, cheeses and veggies. It is an inexpensive product that can stretch your food dollar and help fill up bottomless pits of teenage eaters. It is relatively quick and easy to make, serve and even reheat. You can serve it as a side, as a main course, in salads, soups, casseroles and stir-fry. The options are endless.Let’s fill our plates with pasta. Celebrate its flavors, nutrition and versatility.Eat well and healthy,ShellyFettucine Alfredo  www.cookinglight.com  1 Tbsp. butter2 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided2 Tbsp. 1/3-less-fat cream cheese1/2 teaspoon salt4 cups hot cooked fettuccine (8 ounces uncooked pasta)2 tsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsleyCracked black pepperMelt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook 6 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, cream cheese, and salt, stirring with a whisk until cheeses melt. Toss sauce with hot pasta. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and chopped parsley. Garnish with black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately. Nutritional Information Amount per serving Calories 399; Calories from fat 30 %, Fat 13.5 g; Protein 21.3 g; Carbs 48.9 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 34 mg Four Cheese Baked Penne  by Ellie Krieger www.foodnetwork.com 1 pound whole-wheat penne1 1/2 cups small-curd low-fat cottage cheese1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided3 tablespoons chopped parsley2 teaspoons olive oil1 medium onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, finely chopped15 oz. can low-sodium crushed tomatoes1 (8-ounce) can low-sodium tomato sauce1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon dried rosemary1/2 teaspoon chili flakes3/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepperCooking spray1/4 cup grated Parmesan (3/4 oz.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella and parsley in a bowl and stir with a fork to incorporate and set aside. Cook pasta until tender but still firm, a minute or 2 less than the package directs. Drain.Heat the oil in the same pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, rosemary, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until sauce thickens slightly. Return pasta to pot with sauce and turn off heat. Add cottage cheese mixture.Spray a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray then transfer pasta mixture to pan. Top with remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella and the parmesan. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted, 30 minutes. Per Serving: Calories 540; Total Fat 15 g; (Sat Fat 7 g, Mono Fat 3.5 g, Poly Fat 0.5 g) ; Protein 30 g; Carb 73 g;Fiber 9 g; Cholesterol 35 mg; Sodium 860 mg Carrot Macaroni and Cheese www.foodandwine.com3/4 pound carrots, peeled and thinly slicedZest and juice of 1 navel orange, zest removed in strips with a vegetable peelerSalt3 cups whole grain or wheat penne rigate (9 oz.)3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)1 tablespoon chopped tarragonFreshly ground white pepper Preheat the oven to 350°. In a medium saucepan, combine the carrots with the zest and juice and 1/4 cup of water. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over moderate heat until the carrots are very soft, about 30 minutes. Discard the zest. Transfer the carrots and any liquid to a blender and puree until very smooth.Meanwhile, in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.Return the pasta to the pot. Add the reserved water and the carrot puree and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the pasta is coated with a thickened sauce, about 5 minutes. Stir in three-fourths of the cheese and cook, stirring, until very creamy, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Stir in the tarragon and season with salt and white pepper.Transfer the pasta to a medium baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4; Nutrition: One Serving 370 cal, 8 gm fat, 4.5 gm sat fat, 58 gm carb, 4 gm fiber.Farfalle with Tuscan Herb Sauce, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Romano Cheese www.barilla.com1 box of Barilla® ProteinPlus™ Farfalle2 Tbsp. olive oil½ pound quartered Brussel SproutsSalt and pepper to taste1 Tbsp. parsley1 jar Barilla® Tuscan Herb Sauce1 clove garlic1 small diced butternut squash½ c shredded roman cheese½ c waterBring a large and small pot of water to a boil. Blanch the Brussels sprouts in small pot and cool down, quarterIn a large skillet sauté butternut squash in olive oil until slightly browned. Add quartered brussel sprouts and sear on all sides. Add chopped garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add Sauce and water, bring to a simmer.Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and toss with sauce Toss with cheese and parsley to finish.last_img read more

2015 Queensland Junior State Cup Results

first_imgCongratulations to the winners and runners-up of the 2015 Queensland Junior State Cup in Hervey Bay. 10’s Boys Rockhampton Red 3 defeated Toowoomba White 2Player of the Final – Todd Williams (Rockhampton Red)10’s GirlsRedlands 2 defeated BMTA Red 0Player of the Final – Ella Searston (Redlands)12’s BoysToowoomba White 4 defeated Gold Coast (A) 3Player of the Final – Ryan Ward (Toowoomba White)12’s GirlsGold Coast (A) 4 defeated BMTA Red 2Player of the Final – Faythe Manera (Gold Coast A)14’s BoysRedlands Red 5 defeated Gold Coast (A) 3Player of the Final – Manaia McIntyre (Redlands Red)14’s GirlsGold Coast 6 defeated BMTA Red 3Player of the Final – Francesca MacDonald (Gold Coast)16’s BoysRockhampton 6 defeated BMTA Red 3Player of the Final – Liam Grant (Rockhampton)16’s Girls Labrador Green 5 defeated BMTA Red 3Player of the Final – Tori Dayberg (Labrador Green)18’s BoysRockhampton 11 defeated Redlands 5Player of the Final – Alex Western (Rockhampton)18 Boys Division TwoNoosa 6 defeated Gympie 218’s GirlsGold Coast 3 defeated BMTA 2Player of the Final – Keelee Waipuka (Gold Coast)18 Girls Division TwoRedlands 5 defeated Palm Beach 3 Player of the Final – Shadae Solien (Redlands)Eggers/Mowles Affiliate Championship Gold CoastMedium Affiliate Championship GladstoneSmall Affiliate Championship GympieKerry Norman Award Rae Barker (Brisbane Metropolitan)Scott Notley Award Winner Justin Cridland (Gladstone/Rockhampton)For all of the results from the 2015 Queensland Junior State Cup, please visit the Queensland Touch Football website – www.qldtouch.com.au. Related Links2015 QLD JSC Resultslast_img read more

9 months agoJuventus interested in Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmeiri

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus interested in Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmeiriby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are interested in Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmeiri.Calciomercato.com says Juve want to sign the former AS Roma defender as competition for Alex Sandro, who penned a new deal earlier this season.Emerson moved to Chelsea a year ago, but the transfer hasn’t gone as planned due to the form at left-back of Marcos Alonso.As such, the Brazilian is open to returning to Italy this month.And it’s suggested should Chelsea sell, they will move for Sassuolo fullback Rogerio, on-loan from Juve, as a direct replacement. last_img read more

a month ago​Arsenal boss Emery reveals new Gunners skipper

first_img​Arsenal boss Emery reveals new Gunners skipperby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal head coach Unai Emery has named Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka as the club’s new permanent captain, replacing Laurent Koscielny, who left for Bordeaux in the summer.Emery is still deliberating over a vice-captain, with forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang understood to be the leading contenders. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The 25 Campuses Every College Football Fan Needs To Visit

first_imgLogo map of college football teams.We’re a couple of months away from the start of the 2016 college football season. college logo map If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning some trips for the fall. Of course, you’re going to want to visit the campus of your favorite school to take in your team’s games. But America is full of awesome college football towns that everyone needs to visit, regardless of your rooting interest. We’ve decided to rank America’s top 25 college football towns. Put all of these places on your bucket list because they’re definitely worth a trip. Presenting College Spun’s Top 25 College Football Towns. Start With No. 25 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10last_img read more

Minister Highlights Importance of Music Tourism

first_img Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says music tourism is a rapidly expanding market, which plays perfectly into Jamaica’s strength as the top entertainment destination in the region.Addressing the graduation ceremony for the DJ Capacity Building Training Programme at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, St. James, on June 21, Mr. Bartlett said to fully capitalize, “we are positioning” the tourism sector to work strategically with the music industry to create valuable products and experiences for visitors.“Our music continues to set Jamaica apart from rival destinations,” the Minister pointed out.“Each year more and more reggae music fans converge on the island to enjoy great music and the offerings of a remarkable destination. The resounding success of music festivals like Reggae Sumfest and Sting have helped to enhance our international profile significantly,” he added.Mr. Bartlett said that while the Ministry is committed to fostering the continued development of the entertainment industry and its full integration into the tourism product, he is fully cognizant that there is still more to be done to maximize the potential of “this important” sub-sector.“So, as we put in place the framework to further diversify our tourism product, we are well aware of the enormous benefits if we get this right,” Mr. Bartlett said.“We have to give visitors more things to do when they come to our island. We have to tap into their passion points, and music is a great way to start. Simply put, we are placing a special focus on developing entertainment tourism as part of our growth strategy,” he noted.Mr. Bartlett said that while the country’s goal of welcoming five million visitors annually remains on target, there is simply no room for complacency.He said that as good as the current offerings may be, stakeholders should always be looking to innovate and focus on growing earnings per visitor and retaining more of those earnings in Jamaica.“It goes without saying that entertainment is an area in which we are world beaters,” the Minister further added.“Therefore we are taking the necessary steps to capitalize on the tremendous potential Jamaica has in this area to significantly boost our arrivals and tourism earnings,” he said.The Minister commended the Head of the Ministry’s Sports and Entertainment Network, Entertainment Consultant and Promoter, Kamal Bankay, noting that “he is doing an excellent job leading this initiative.”“This is being done in collaboration with my colleague, Hon. Olivia Grange and her team from the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport,” Mr. Bartlett said.“We will also be leveraging February’s Reggae Month to appeal to visitors. In addition, the month marks the birthdays of Jamaica’s most recognizable musicians, the King of Reggae Bob Marley and the Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown, both great selling points,” the Minister said. Story Highlights “Each year more and more reggae music fans converge on the island to enjoy great music and the offerings of a remarkable destination. The resounding success of music festivals like Reggae Sumfest and Sting have helped to enhance our international profile significantly,” he added. Addressing the graduation ceremony for the DJ Capacity Building Training Programme at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, St. James, on June 21, Mr. Bartlett said to fully capitalize, “we are positioning” the tourism sector to work strategically with the music industry to create valuable products and experiences for visitors. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says music tourism is a rapidly expanding market, which plays perfectly into Jamaica’s strength as the top entertainment destination in the region. last_img read more