RelatedNew CEO for NWA Soon RelatedNew CEO for NWA Soon FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A new Chief Executive Officer is expected to be appointed soon for the National Works Agency (NWA). This was disclosed by Minister of Transport, Works and Housing the Hon. Dr Omar Davies in a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday Feb. 21. He informed that the response from qualified persons for the post, which became vacant in 2011, was “overwhelming”. “We await the completion of the selection process which is being executed by the Office of the Services Commission and the Public Service Commission,” Dr. Davies stated. Work on JDIP Audit Continues On the matter of the forensic audit of the Jamaica Infrastructure Development Programme (JDIP), Dr. Davies said the draft terms of reference for the audit were reviewed by both the Attorney General and the Auditor General and their comments were incorporated into the final document. “I should indicate that the draft terms of reference were also sent to the Contractor General’s Office. While not commenting on the contents, the Office of the Contractor General advised the Ministry of their intention to monitor the process that will be used to engage consultants,” he said. The Transport Minister further informed that the National Contracts Commission approved the request from the Ministry to utilize the limited tender methodology to engage the consultants. Accordingly, the request for proposals was sent to six firms, which operate locally and internationally. Dr. Davies also gave a summary of the schedule to select the consulting firm and to conduct the audit: Invitation date, February 12, 2012; Closing date for receipt of proposals, February 29, 2012; evaluation date, March 4, 2012; opening of financial proposals, March 15, 2012; review by various National Contracts Commission Committees, March 16-23, 2012; contract signing, March 29, 2012 and start date for the audit, April 2, 2012. In his first presentation to the Lower House on the JDIP project, Dr. Davies had indicated that the combination of payments made for work completed (payments due for work completed and the value of new work orders issued) totaled US$398.1 million. This means only US$1.9 million was left to be allocated from the US$400 million loan, which was intended to finance a five year project. Meanwhile, Dr. Davies informed that there were outstanding amounts of money totaling US$60 million or $52 billion owed to contractors who worked on JDIP projects. “As we speak there are outstanding amounts due to the contractors as part of the government of Jamaica’s 15 per cent counterpart funding of the project. On Friday last I met with the regional representative of the contractor to explain that the full sum owed for the financial year 2011/12 cannot be paid, but all efforts will be made to address the arrears in the financial year 2012/13,” the Minister said. He however added that the decision has been made to complete projects which had been started as well as to construct the Westmoreland Bridge (located in St. Mary). “However I have instructed that wherever possible, ongoing projects should be re-scoped in order to allow for the reallocation of US$50 million to fund the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme. For example, the Westmoreland Bridge originally costed at US$21 million, has been re scoped by reducing the planned expenditure on the approaches,” Dr. Davies said. He also informed that the Ministry has started a programme of patching, based on the greatest need. Dr. Davies also informed that this programme will be expanded island wide in financial year 2012/13 requiring expenditure of approximately $500 million as a Capital ‘A’ project. Further details will be announced as the budget for the financial year 2012/13 is finalised. RelatedNew CEO for NWA Soon New CEO for NWA Soon EnvironmentFebruary 23, 2012 By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter Advertisements
Home Instagram testing influencer profiles Author Previous ArticleGuest Blog: Why do Instant Games matter?Next ArticleZamtel launches retail mobile payments app Related Tags Instagram ups features for businesses, content creators Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 DEC 2018 A small group of Instagram influencers are testing an account interface tailored for them, as the photo sharing app looks to make it easier for creators to build their personal brands and fan base.The Hollywood Reporter said certain high-profile individuals such as digital influencers and artists have been given access to specialised tools so they can get in-depth analytics on account growth and activity. The plan is to roll this out to the wider community in 2019.Ashley Yuki, an Instagram product manager, told the publication creators “are an important part of our community. We want to make sure that Instagram is the best place, and the easiest place, to build fan communities and personal brands.”Meanwhile Vishal Shah, an executive who oversaw advertising products and the IGTV video service, has been promoted to VP of product, media reports state.The post used to be held by Adam Mosseri until he was promoted to head of the company after its founders left earlier this year. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Apps Facebook continues content crusade Saleha Riaz Nuevas funciones de Instagram para empresas y creadores de contenido Instagram
FRIDAYSPENCERPORT (12-2) 8SARANAC LAKE (VII) 5Spencerport’s Ryan Plouffe and Mark Neu both recorded hat tricks and combined for nine points to down Saranac Lake. Joey Cuzzupoli opened scoring for Spencerport three minutes in and was followed shortly after by a Plouffe power-play tally. Carter Sturgeon tied the game on consecutive power-play goals. 46 seconds remaining in the first period, Neu gave the Rangers a lead it wouldn’t surrender. The senior would be the only player to score in the second, pushing the lead to 4-2. Plouffe netted his final two goals in the third period while Neu added his third on an unassisted effort. AJ Giannavola topped off scoring for Spencerport in the final minute of play. Neu finished with two assists and Plouffe with one. Luc Fedele, Jason Uebelacker and Andrew Simoncelli contributed two assists apiece for the Rangers. Rachel Brase stopped 30-of-35 shots in the victory. For Saranac Lake, Darrah collected two goals on dishes from Sturgeon in the final period.WEBSTER THOMAS (12-1-1) 2PENFIELD (8-4-3) 2After being down 2-0 for the majority of the game, Penfield scored late in the third period to force overtime and an eventual tie with Webster Thomas. Cullen Hennessey scored his team leading ninth goal of the season 40 seconds into the game to give the Titans a 1-0 lead. On touches from Will Fisher and Kevin Gabalski, Liam Forsyth eventually made it 2-0 before the end of the first period. Nine minutes into the third, Jake Fox sparked the Patriots with a power-play tally to cut the deficit in half. With an assist on the Fox tally, Nathan Sobko tied the game four minutes later on an pass from Owen Fox. Connelly Springer made 29 saves for Webster Thomas while Brandon Holmes recorded 16. Zack Wolfe and Cade Spencer recorded an assist apiece for Webster Thomas.AQUINAS INSTITUTE (1-13) 4CANANDAIGUA (13-2-1) 8 Six players recorded multiple points for Canandaigua as the team extended its winning streak to 10 games. Sam Werth and Lucas Schwartz gave Canandaigua the 2-0 lead in the first period. Carter McWilliams, Dominick Spychalski and Reilly Joseph each scored once in the second and third period to maintain the Braves’ lead. Matt McMullen and Michael Cichetti registered three assists apiece while McWilliams added two for Canandaigua. Anthony Holtz, Oliver Harvieux and Parker Boyce each added an assist as well. Aquinas split its four goals between the final two periods. Christian Mangone accounted for two of them while Anthony Terrana and Kevin Howse each added one. Blake Greene and Connor Mangone each finished with two assists. Christian Mangone and Howse both contributed one for Aquinas.HILTON (4-9-2) 1VICTOR (13-1) 9Eleven players registered points to lead Victor to its sixth straight victory. After the lone goal from Ben Weingart in the first period, the Blue Devils exploded for five tallies in the second. Jack McCandless started the second with an unassisted, short-handed mark to double Victor’s lead. Later in the period, Colin McNamara, Tristan Sulecki, Sam Bresson and Cal Lambert all found the back of the net within four minutes to push the score to 6-1. In the third, Sam Moore, Liam Erwin and McNamara each added one apiece to settle the score at 9-1. Peiter Bartelse saved 10-of-11 shots thrown at him through two periods. Dave Bruinix entered at the start of the third and closed out the win with 11 saves. Alex Parton (3), Steven Armstrong (2) and Andrew Haugh (1) contributed assists for the Blue Devils as well. John Zajac provided Hilton’s only goal in the middle of Victor’s scoring outburst in the second. Ethan DeGrandis and Rylan Searly earned assists on the play.SATURDAYSPENCERPORT (13-2) 6SARANAC LAKE (VII) 3Three Rangers combined for 12 points to lead Spencerport to its sixth straight victory and its second win over Saranac Lake in as many days. Luc Fedele, AJ Giannavola and Jason Uebelacker each registered four points apiece which totaled to four goals and eight assists. Uebelacker accounted for half of the assists while Giannavola and Fedele split the goals. The two have combined for 48 goals this year with 29 and 19, respectively. The other goal scorers for Spencerport, Joey Cuzzupoli and Mark Neu, opened scoring and capped it off with tallies in the first and third. After being shutout in the first, Saranac Lake outscored Spencerport 2-1 in the second period to cut the score to 4-2. Brendan Bullock and Dylan Amell accounted for the offense in the second while Tyler Hinckley added a tally in the third. Ryan Plouffe and Andrew Simoncelli recorded an assist apiece for the Rangers as well.IRONDEQUOIT (10-5) 6NOTRE DAME BATAVIA (7-6-1) 3Irondequoit used four consecutive goals to jump out to an early lead and hold on for its fifth straight win. Jack Gramlich and Jordan Flynn netted their 12th and 11th goals of the season in the first period. In the second, Josh Seymour added the third tally on the power-play and Colton Mantha made it 4-0 on a dish from Seymour, three minutes later. Gramlich and Mantha found the back of the net again in the third period to cancel out Notre Dame Batavia’s two tallies from Jedidiah Reese. Maxwell Hutchins was the only other player to score for the Fighting Irish on assists from Alexander Totten and Reese. Matthew McCulloch (3), Jack Feola (2), Seymour (2), Eli Velepec (1), Tucker Velepec (1) and Gramlich (1) all added assists in the winning effort. Vaughn Letta stopped 20-of-23 shots for his sixth win of the season. Alexander Hunt turned away 19-of-25 shots for Fighting Irish.FAIRPORT (11-3) 5BALDWINSVILLE (III) 3 Fairport converted 3-of-4 power-play opportunities in the second period to take a lead from Baldwinsville it wouldn’t surrender. Entering the second period down by one, Sam Hoyen, Caleb Kaiser and Travis Knicley each found the back of the net on the man-advantage. Aside from assisting on two of the goals, Colin Herington contributed a goal of his own at even-strength. Jake Mueller added a late goal in the third to push the lead to two. Kaiser (3), Nick Krug (2), Matt Krug (1), Hoyen (1) and Knicley (1) all earned assists for the Red Raiders. For Baldwinsville, Matt Carner scored the game’s first tally on the power-play and Luke Hoskin added its second, short-handed. Brett Collier added a single goal in the third to round out scoring for the Bees. Brad O’Neill made 26 saves and Alexander Pompo picked up two assists in the loss.BROCKPORT (5-9-1) 2BRIGHTON/HFL/ER (6-5-2) 2With a 0-0 score entering the third period, the two sides exchanged leads and remained tied at two through overtime. Peter Burslem gave the Barons the initial lead on the power-play. Brockport tied the game and took the lead with goals from Jeremiah Rausch and Evan Bovee coming a minute apart. With less than three minutes left in regulation, Burslem used the man-advantage to register his second goal of the night and send the game to overtime. Joseph Volpe made 24 stops for Brockport while Madeline Eaton turned away 27 shots for the Barons.GENESEE (5-8-1) 2CHURCHVILLE-CHILI (9-5-0) 5Churchville-Chili used five different goal scorers for its second win in five games. Dylan Clark notched his sixth goal of the year and Jon Bunk contributed his first to put the Saints up 2-0 in the first. Genesee’s Zack Eschberger registered two goals in the second, but Nick Bowen’s and Luke Molnar’s tallies kept Churchville up by two. In the final minute of regulation, Cade Costanzo scored on the power-play to settle the lead at three. Ethan Breton made 23 saves on 25 shots to pick up the win. Mitchell Marsh (2), Colin Hess (1), Michael Latone (1), Keegan Metcalfe (1), Breton (1), Molnar (1) and Costanzo all recorded assists for the Saints. For Genesee, Cooper Hamilton, Vincent DiRisio and Gavin Shrader all earned an assist on Eschberger’s goals in the second. Ian Kemp was tested with 33 shots and stopped 28 of them for the Ice Devils. 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Ron Popeil and his Santa Barbara property (Ron Popeil, Zillow)Inventor and infomercial king Ron Popeil’s latest pitch is for his 150-acre Santa Barbara ranch with seven miles of trails.But wait, there’s more.Popeil, whose Ronco company manufactured and sold various cooking devices and kitchen accessories, is asking $4.9 million for the sprawling property that includes a two-bedroom home and 800 olive trees, according to the Los Angeles Times. He paid $2.1 million for the property in 2007.The ranch centers on the 1800s-era house, which has decks and covered patios to take in the views below. The trails lead up and around nearby mountains. There’s also a two-bedroom guest house.There is also a swimming pool and a full suite of equestrian facilities. Adam McKaig with Douglas Elliman has the listing.ADVERTISEMENTPopeil, now 85 years old, was a fixture on television for decades and best known for the phrases, “But wait, there’s more!”He’s marketed numerous products over the years, mostly kitchen devices like a food dehydrator, beef jerky machine and the Showtime rotisserie oven. For that, all viewers had to do was, “Set it, and forget it!” Popeil said. He sold Ronco in 2005 for $55 million, but continued to serve as spokesperson and an inventor. [LAT] — Dennis Lynch
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTabby’s Place is celebrating the rescue of its 1,000th cat.Since opening its doors to hard-luck cats in 2003, the sanctuary has made the same promise to each feline it saves: if she isn’t adopted, she can live out all her days in cage-free, love-filled comfort, regardless of age, personality or medical needs.Indeed, about 30% of Tabby’s Place cats are “Special Needs cats,” with conditions requiring costly ongoing medical care. In addition to providing a lifetime haven, Tabby’s Place has been a lively home for its hundreds of rescues, uniquely joyful with unabashed affection for its underdogs (or, in this case, undercats). The staff and 100+ volunteers care for each cat as though she were the only one in the world. This means first-rate medical care, daily doting, and a one-of-a-kind, beautiful environment designed around cats’ needs. There is something especially fitting about the fact that the cats who end up in this haven are the very felines who once knew the most loneliness and suffering, which is now a distant memory for cat number 1,000, a gorgeous, but sick, black and white cat named Twix, who is available for adoption from the shelter in Ringoes, New Jersey.If Twix is like the vast majority (over 900 and counting), she will be adopted by a family of her own. Should that not be in her future, Tabby’s Place will be her home, and her loving family, for life.Visit www.tabbysplace.org for more information, or to sponsor a cat.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
“I am very happy with the new boat and the team’s performance. We are absolutely ecstatic with this result. It really doesn’t get any better than this and to have achieved it with a new boat is just magic,” a delighted skipper Chris Way said afterwards. “The Tiger crew has done an outstanding job in both preparation and sailing to the best of our ability. We can’t wait to return to defend our 2012 Coronation Cup title in May,”The Platu 25 is a 25-foot mono hull yacht designed by Bruce Farr of Farr Yacht Design fame with features incorporated from the Corel 45, Mumm 30 and Farr 40 designs. The class has ISAF status and the Worlds are held annually in Europe with fleet sizes of between 60-80 boats.‘Easy Tiger IV’ was constructed by XSP at Batam Island in Singapore who are one of the official builders of the class. Several of the Easy Tiger Racing crew were recently on site in Singapore to oversee the final stages of construction including the surveying of the rig and the fitting and alignment of the keel and rudder.“Our expectations going into this event in Pattaya were pretty low and realistic given the performance of the boat was unknown. But after Saturday’s results we knew we were fast and had a pretty good shot of winning it. We just tried to sail as cleanly and consistently as possible. Once we have over 10 knots of wind speed we just seem to take off,” Way explained.‘Easy Tiger IV’ (foreground) takes to the water for her debut regatta. (Photo/Scott Finsten)On Saturday the team recovered well from a disappointing OCS in the fourth and final race of the day. After returning to the line and starting correctly, they managed to claw their way back through the fleet to finish third over the line.“That was hard work but good training and a real the turning point for us. From that moment on our fierce determination really kicked in and it was game on. Victory was our only goal.“Initially we thought this event would be a training regatta where we would get to learn and tune the new boat as well as further hone our skills. We are so glad we did it and to win just makes the experience all the more sweeter,” said Way.“While we are a pretty resilient team we are bruised and battered Tigers. Last night at Go Kart racing Peter Gregg hit the wall and bruised his ribs while Tommy Spithill bruised his elbow and may have broken his pinkie finger. Regardless, they both put in 110% effort today. Our ‘don’t call it quits before 2:00 a.m. curfew’ was enforced throughout this regatta and it seems to have enhanced our performance rather than detracted from it,” joked the Aussie skipper.“Our missing Tiger crew member Malcolm Clark will be back with us for the Coronation Cup together with our coach Alex Pallu. Having Alex here racing on the boat over the last few days has been awesome. He is such a critical member of our team.”‘Easy Tiger IV’ will be packed up and stored at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club until the team returns in early May to prepare their Platu 25 Coronation Cup defense at the Top Of The Gulf Regatta being held from May 3-7. ‘Easy Tiger IV’, the new Platu 25 launched last week by Australia’s Easy Tiger Racing Team celebrated her first appearance in style by winning at her debut regatta, the Platu 25 Open held March 16-17 at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya. The Platu 25 Open featured a truly international fleet with teams from Japan, Russia, England, Holland, France, Estonia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia taking part. Team Tiger finished each race in the top three over the two day series with a final score tally of 1,1,1,3,1,2,2 and eleven points. Their closest rivals, the Russian team onboard ‘Niaid’ finished second with 14 points followed by Rolf Heemskerk, racing his still unnamed boat, and the sister ship to ‘Easy Tiger IV’, with 24 points in third.The ‘Easy Tiger IV’ team pose with the Platu 25 Open champions’ trophy at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya, Sunday, March 17. (Photo/Scott Finsten)
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HARRY KANE’S champagne moment fell flat as Wolves broke open the Boly.The Tottenham striker celebrated his MBE by scoring a sensational goal to give his team a first-half lead.11 Wolves made a fatal error in allowing Harry Kane to cut inside on his left footCredit: Getty Images – Getty11 Harry Kane is in red-hot form, and scored the opener against WolvesCredit: ReutersIt looked as though it was going to cap an amazing 2018 for Kane after his gong in the New Year Honours.But Willy Boly equalised when he headed Joao Moutinho’s corner in the 72nd minute.Raul Jimenez then put Wolves 2-1 up with an 84th minute shot into the bottom corner – before Helder Costa grabbed a third with a breakaway goal three minutes later.It condemned Tottenham to only their second defeat in 10 Premier League matches.11 Willy Boly rose highest to head home the equaliser for WolvesCredit: Reuters11 The comeback was on after Willy Boly thundered homeCredit: Reuters11 It appeared as thought the Wolves players knew they were well and truly back in itCredit: Getty Images – GettyKane’s afternoon was ruined when having been sent so many messages of congratulations before kick-off, he received an unwanted card from ref Stuart Attwell for diving.Kane, 25, was not even born when Wolves last played at Wembley – a 2-0 win over Burnley in the Associate Members’ Cup Final in 1988.Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo made three changes to his starting line-up after their 1-1 draw at Fulham on Boxing Day.Joao Moutinho, Morgan Gibbs-White and Romain Saiss were replaced with Ivan Cavaleiro, Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker – who was handed his first Premier League start.Most read in footballBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying up11 Spurs’ fine recent run of form was ended in brutal fashion – leaving Mauricio Pochettino stunnedCredit: Getty Images – GettyINTERACTIVE STATS – CLICK on the categories to find out how the teams fared Mauricio Pochettino has made four changes to the Tottenham side which thrashed Bournemouth 5-0 with Dele Alli returning to the side after his hamstring scare in the 6-2 win at Everton on Sunday.Son Heung-min, who had bagged a brace in both of Tottenham’s previous two matches, was bidding to become the first Spurs players to score consecutive doubles since Dele Alli in January 2017.And the in-form South Korean had the first effort at goal when he fired wide from outside the area.Kieran Trippier then drove a free kick straight into the arms ofWolves keeper Rui Patricio – before the Portuguese pulled off a spectacular save to tip Christian Eriksen’s 25-yard curler over the crossbar.11 It was about to get even better for Wolves when Raul Jimenez slotted homeCredit: Reuters11 Raul Jimenez took his shirt off to celebrate – and was of course booked for itCredit: ReutersINTERACTIVE LINE-UPS– CLICK on a player’s number below to see their statsBut there was absolutely nothing Patricio could do to keep out Kane’s cracker which broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute.With Wolves appealing for a foul on Ivan Cavaleiro by Harry Winks, Son played the ball along the the right channel to Kane, who turned cut inside and, with the visitors’ expecting one of his trademark crossfield passes, thundered a curling left-footed shot beyond the despairing dive of Patricio into the top corner of the net.Never mind an MBE it was a strike which deserved a knighthood.Son then almost added a second moments later with a replica.It should have been the platform for a comfortable win, but Tottenham switched off with 20 minutes to go – and boy did Wolves make them pay.11 The three points were wrapped up when Helder Costa slid home for 3-1Credit: EPA11 Wolves players, and the travelling fans, could barely believe what was happening at WembleyCredit: Reuters11 Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was understandably delighted with a superb second-half showingCredit: AFPSaturday Round-up: Watch all the best action from the Premier League including Liverpool’s win over Arsenal See More Tables See Full Table