Stranraer Waterfront – Copyright R.B Photography AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInMembers of Dumfries and Galloway Councils’ Stranraer Waterfront Development team met with Wigtown Area Committee recently (15th June) to discuss the development, work carried out today and options for the future.The Master Plan for the area clearly set out a single vision: “to reposition Stranraer and Loch Ryan as a distinctive and successful marine leisure destination.” The vision would be achieved through a long-term commitment and progressive change addressed by the following objectives:• Reconnecting the town centre with the waterfront• Encouraging high quality architectural design• Creating an easily navigable and pedestrian friendly environment• Creating opportunities and infrastructure for access to the water• Change perceptions of Stranraer from a disused ferry port to a leisure destination• Substantially increase the number of people who visit Stranraer and the surrounding areaOfficers working on the Stranraer Waterfront Project have identified two clear options to enable future redevelopment of the 17-acre East Pier in Stranraer. Both options recognise that expansion of the existing marina is key to creating new demand for leisure tourism and stimulate local regeneration.The preferred option is to simultaneously develop the Marina and East Pier to accelerate the potential for private investment. Having looked at all the options the team have identified that the only other route would provide the same outcome, but at a slower pace, with increased costs.Aspirations of the local community have been considered through consultation with both the public and stakeholders. Combined with the Full Business Case recommendation of expansion of the current marina to around 300 berths, the total estimated cost of the development is around £26.5M, allowing for contingencies and depending on the phasing and final designs.Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Elaine Murray said: “The regeneration of Stranraer is a priority for our Council and the projects around Stranraer, including not only the Waterfront, but also the town centre, are the visible evidence that the area is undergoing positive change and renewal. Expanding Stranraer Waterfront area is central to the vision of regenerating the town and to provide a gateway to our region from Ireland, Europe and beyond. Extending the marina and developing the East Pier are vital components to boost the local economy by bringing more visitors to Stranraer, generating business, and creating employment.”Depute Leader, Rob Davidson said: “This Council, Stena and Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway have been working in partnership in a bid to ensure the sustainability and viability of Stranraer in the aftermath of the Ferry Terminal moving from Stranraer Harbour to Cairnryan.Our team have looked at all the options and have identified a clear way forward with a strong business case. We must act fast to start delivering this important regeneration project.”
LocalNews Work ongoing to restore access into Boetica & Delices by: Dominica Vibes News – October 8, 2015 Residents using a cable to get supplies across (Photograph compliments of The Office of the Prime Minister)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Parliamentary Representative of the La Plaine Constituency, Petter Saint Jean have reassured residents of Boetica and Delices that government is committed to restoring access into these communities. Since the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday 27 August 2015, Delices and Boetica has had serious access challenges as the Boetica Bridge was severely damaged leaving a huge gorge.Over the last six weeks, the Ministry of Public Works has sought to create some sort of access for the residents to walk across but vehicular access remains an issue.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit; Parliamentary Representative, Petter Saint Jean; Minister for Public Works, Ian Pinard; Minister of Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore; Minister for Planning, Economic Development and Investment, Dr Collin McIntyre; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Kendel Johnson, along with officials from Public Works and other consultants visited the Boetica Gorge on Wednesday 7 October 2015 to assess the progress on works to reinstate vehicular access to the area.Following that visit on Wednesday, Prime Minister Skerrit said the government is exploring a temporary approach and also a permanent structure “because clearly the priority of the government is to cause there to be a connection between La Plaine and Boetica and Delices”.“Obviously, there’ll be different views from the locals and also from the engineers as to what is the best approach to take, but at the end of the day we have to go according to what the professionals will advise us because one has to take into consideration the safety of road users,” Mr Skerrit said.Currently, the road is being used by the residents for crossing and a cable is being used to get the supplies to and from Boetica. “We are seeking to put a better cable system; we were trying to put one for the last couple of days but there was some issues with it, we’re getting some new cable so we can upgrade what we presently have been using to get the supplies across to Boetica and Delices,” the Prime Minister stated.From the Baily bridges equipment donated by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Government last month, government has allocated one bridge to be installed in Boetica. This however requires detailed engineering works as a result of the gorge created by the storm.“We were able to cut a road to do some closer inspections to see how we can get one of the bridges across the river. There’s some more engineering works or analysis that has to be done, we’re hoping that we can get this very soon so we can make a determination as to which option,” Mr Skerrit explained. Minister Saint Jean’s whose constituency includes Boetica and Delices, said following Wednesday’s visit, a determination on “the most likely option to create access” for the people of Boetica and Delices will be made.“As parl. Rep. for the area, my concern over the past weeks and going forward, is to ensure that the people can return to a state of normalcy, as far as their livelihood is concerned, and that is hinged on providing them access,” Mr Saint Jean said. “Let me remind my constituents that the government of Dominica, led by Roosevelt Skerrit, is consumed with the whole issue of providing access to the people of Delices and Boetica,” he assured. Photographs compliments of The Office of the Prime Minister – / 19 Sharing is caring! Share Share 368 Views no discussions Tweet Share
Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), one of the largest pure-play in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider, debuted a variety of product enhancements at the Verizon Technology User Forum (VZTUF) event held in Austin, Texas.At this event ADRF highlighted a number of developments is support for a variety of new spectrum bands. They are rolling out support for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) bands for the ADXV Series. The ADXV is capable of transporting frequencies from 700 to 2600 MHz plus VHF and UHF regardless of protocol or modulation. The ADXV Series DAS has two main components: the Head End (HE) and the Remote Unit (RU) and ensures that all commercial and public safety bands in the US and Canada are supported.This makes ADRF the first DAS provider to support the so-called innovation band and 5 GHz spectrum. These bands enable ADRF’s DAS solutions to be used in environments where enterprise clients have built their own LTE network, while also expanding ADRF’s potential client base to include the cable providers who have been experimenting with using the spectrum as a fiber replacement to solve for the last mile.With the proliferation of IoT and the imminent boom of 5G, blanket connectivity across a wide range of frequencies becomes more critical. ADRF modular solutions offer enterprises and carriers the ability to future-proof their DAS investments, while improving communications and data transfer for end users for today.During the forum, ADRF also showcased interoperability between its DAS and repeaters and a leading small cell platform. These combined solutions allow ADRF to offer robust, modern yet highly cost efficient solutions to not only carrier customers, but also the fast growing enterprise market. In addition, the company announced that its SDR-ICS, a high-powered outdoor modular digital repeater with patented Interference Cancellation System, would add support for the 700 MHz to 2.5 GHz spectrum, making the device more flexible for outdoor venues and municipalities looking for coverage improvements for cell phone connectivity.
AMHERST, OHIO – After an eight-point win last Friday over the Lakewood Rangers, the Amherst Comets looked more in tune on Friday night in their first home game of the season, beating up the Fireland Falcons 41-0.The Comets defense dominated from the start, forcing six Falcons turnovers including five interceptions of Firelands quarterback Jacob Farley, who was held to just 43 yards through the air.On offense the Comets put up a balanced attack, as sophomore Torre Weatherspoon stepped in for an injured Jonathan West and rushed for 123 yards and three scores.Comets quarterback Tyler Brezina led an efficient air attack, throwing for 180 yards and three touchdowns on 15-of-26 passing with one interception.One bright spot for the Falcons, who fall to 0-2 after a week one loss to Edison, is that they got their run game going, rushing for 136 yards on 30 carries.The effort comes after they ran for just 19 yards in their opening night 40-25 setback. Junior running back David Crawford ran for 95 yards on 13 carries for Firelands. The Comets struck in the first quarter on a fourth-down play when Brezina found wide out Ty Weatherspoon from 27 yards out with 6:34 left in the period to make it 7-0.The Amherst drive covered five plays and 24 yards after the first Falcons interception set up the Comets in great field position.Weatherspoon scored his first touchdown from three yards out after a second interception by Firelands to push the lead to 14-0 with 2:26 remaining in the first quarter.The two teams played even in the second quarter until late in the period, when the Comets struck twice to push their lead to 27-0 at half.After another Firelands turnover, this time a fumble, the Comets went 50 yards in five plays with Brezina finding junior wide out Casey Hamrick from 20 yards out to make it 20-0 after a missed extra point.The final score of the half came after the fourth Falcons turnover of the half, as Brezina hit senior receiver Kyle Ferguson from 10 yards out with 10.2 seconds left in the first half making it 27-0. The Comets went on a 12-play, 65-yard drive that took 5:04 to start the second half, using mostly the run game to extend their lead to 34-0.Weatherspoon finished the drive with a seven-yard score with 6:54 left in the third. The running clock at that point sped up the second half, as Weatherspoon ran in from four yards out with 10:18 left to wrap up the scoring at 41-0.As a team the Comets put up 349 yards of offense, 159 on the ground and 180 in the air. They also were impressive on third doing, converting 8-of-14 and 2-of-2 on fourth down. Amherst’s defense held the Falcons to 3-of-11 on third down, and overall 179 yards of offense.The Comets will be back at home for Southwestern Conference play next Friday, as they will host the Midview Middies at 7pm. Firelands will play their first home game of 2019 next Friday as they will host rival Vermilion at 7pm. Check Out Photos from Amherst’s Shutout Win of the Falcons! Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Related TopicsAmherst CometsfeaturedFireland FalconsHigh School Football
Mao Asada NAGOYA — Mao Asada begins her quest for a third world title when she takes the ice at the Grand Prix season-opening NHK Trophy on Friday night in her native Nagoya.Though the pain of missing out on the Olympic gold medal to South Korea’s Kim Yu Na has dulled, there can be no doubt that it has not been forgotten. New season begins: Mao Asada and fellow world champions Daisuke Takahashi, Kanako Murakami and Yuzuru Hanyu will compete at the NHK Trophy in Nagoya starting Friday. | KYODO PHOTO A lot has changed since the incredible drama we witnessed last season. Kim has decided not to compete this GP season, but says she may compete at the world championships in Tokyo next March.Kim also had an acrimonious split with Canadian coach Brian Orser, who led her to both Olympic and world titles, and is now working with American coach Peter Oppegard in Los Angeles.With Kim deciding to take a break from competition, Mao has to be a prohibitive favorite for both the Grand Prix Final and world titles this season.Mao, who turned 20 on Sept. 25, has made a few changes of her own, replacing Tatiana Tarasova as her coach with Hall of Famer Nobuo Sato.After all of the distractions that went along with the Tarasova drama and Mao’s struggles throughout most of last season, it was a wise move by Mao to hire the battle-tested Sato, who is known for his stoicism and poise.The 10-time Japan champion should provide a calming influence and eliminate the stress that came with a coach who lived outside Japan.This season, Mao will skate to “Tango” in a short program choreographed by Tarasova, and “Liebestraume” in the free skate arranged by Lori Nichol.Mao will take on world junior champion Kanako Murakami, who will be making her senior international debut, in Nagoya, as well as an American contingent that includes U.S. champion Rachel Flatt, Ashley Wagner and Caroline Zhang.Italy’s Carolina Kostner and Finland’s Kiira Korpi are also entered in the competition.World champion Daisuke Takahashi will begin his title defense here on Saturday against a lineup that features world junior champion Yuzuru Hanyu, who will also skate as a senior for the first time, compatriot Takahito Mura, and two-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott.Takahashi’s gritty showing in Vancouver, where he earned the bronze medal just a year after undergoing major reconstructive knee surgery, no doubt increased his legion of fans. He will be out to prove that his world title was no fluke this season.With Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek sitting out this GP season, and Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko suspended for competing in unsanctioned exhibitions, the door is wide open for Takahashi to add another feather in his cap with a second world crown.Takahashi’s music for this season will be “Historia de un Amor” (short program) and “Invierno Porteno” (free skate).Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran will represent Japan in the pairs against the likes of China’s world champions, Qing Pang and Jian Tong, who took silver in the Vancouver Games.The ice dance event will showcase Olympic silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S.The Japanese-American duo of Maia and Alex Shibutani, who took the bronze medal at the Junior Grand Prix Final in Tokyo last December, will make their senior debut.Nordic victory: Akiko Suzuki got a head start on the GP season by coming from behind to win the warmup Finlandia Trophy earlier this month in Vantaa, Finland. Suzuki, who placed eighth in Vancouver, narrowly defeated Korpi for the title.Suzuki scored 166.57 points to Korpi’s 164.02. Russia’s Alena Leonova was a distant third.Suzuki, who will compete in the Cup of China and the Cup of Russia, won the free skate after coming in second in the short program.Silver showing: Risa Shoji, Japan’s most promising female junior skater, finished second at last weekend’s Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava, Czech Republic. With this result she qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final in Beijing in December.The 14-year-old Tokyo native, who won her international debut last month at the JGP in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, totaled 155.23 points to finish just behind American Vanessa Lam (156.41). Shoji was fourth after the short program, but rallied to win the free skate and nearly take the title. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team didn’t make the NCAA Tournament, but the Coyotes are playing in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.USD was the lone Summit League team to make the WNIT. The Coyotes host Creighton in the DakotaDome on Thursday. The winner will face either Colorado State or Northern Colorado in the second round.
Coach Butch Jones hugs Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (34) after the University of Tennessee beat Georgia 38-31 Saturday Oct. 10, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee coach Butch Jones hugs linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (34) after the University of Tennessee beat Georgia 38-31 Saturday Oct. 10, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. KNOXVILLE — In recent weeks, following devastating losses to Oklahoma, Florida and Arkansas, the Tennessee football team downplayed the effect the rough start was having on it.Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett (9) and defensive back Brian Randolph (37) push back Georgia running back Sony Michel on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.Following Saturday’s come-from-behind win over then-No. 19 Georgia, which made those losses feel at least temporarily like distant memories, the Vols spoke with candor about the frustration that had been building inside the program lately.With one pass breakup on a last-second desperation heave by Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert, all of that pent-up frustration evaporated.“It galvanized us and brought us closer,” said Tennessee coach Butch Jones, who had found himself at the center of a national conversation surrounding his job security. “For them to feel this way (Saturday) and our fans to feel this way is very rewarding.”This time, Vols don’t blinkVols over Georgia: 5 observationsAfter the game, Jones embraced his quarterback, Josh Dobbs, while Dobbs was interviewed on national television. Jones also found athletics director Dave Hart amid the chaos on the field at Neyland Stadium. According to Jones, their conversation was about how resilient the players were Saturday night, having suffered three crushing defeats and having once trailed Georgia 24-3.“We’ve been through so much in the last few weeks,” Jones said. “It’s all about the kids and just seeing the look in their eye and their resiliency. That’s what it was about.”Offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson spoke openly about how the win over the Bulldogs, who were projected to win the SEC East before the season began, will serve as confirmation that the Vols are as talented as they believed.“It just felt like everything was slipping away in those three losses,” he said. “But this one really changes your mindset as a player and lets you know you’re a really good team and you guys mesh really well. So this was definitely huge for us.”Vols find a finishing touch to beat GeorgiaHad Tennessee folded when facing a three-touchdown deficit, a bowl game would have suddenly become iffy with a matchup with Alabama waiting after an open week. But because of the comeback, the Vols are in good position to play in the postseason for the second consecutive season, and an 8-4 finish seems possible and maybe even probable because of how the schedule shapes up. Three of Tennessee’s last four games are against teams with sub-.500 records.“It was extreme to get this win,” running back Jalen Hurd said. “When the score was like that all of us were like, ‘No, this can’t happen. This is the win that we need.’ “As the Tennessee coaching staff headed down to the locker room from the press box after the game, the coaches shouted with joy, the relief evident in their voices.“Obviously, we have been through a lot the last couple weeks,” Jones said. “It has hurt. We have all bled together. It’s still a long, long season. It is just one win, but it was well needed for everyone.”Reach Matt Slovin at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @MattSlovin. NEXT GAME TENNESSEE (3-3, 1-2 SEC) at NO. 10 ALABAMA (5-1, 2-1) When: Oct. 24 TV/radio: TBA/104.5-FM
Auburn quarterback Sean White (13) high fives fans after Auburn defeated San Jose State 35-21 in the NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserSean White (13). Auburn at Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Auburn finally revealed the quarterback mystery around an hour before the opening kickoff of its 30-27 win over Kentucky Thursday.Auburn (4-2, 1-2 in Southeastern Conference) announced Sean White would get his third consecutive start behind center. The Tigers coaching staff made it public during the bye week and week leading up the game that a competition between the redshirt freshman and previous starter Jeremy Johnson would be taking place.“Sean White has done a great job,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn told AuburnTigers.com before the opening kickoff. “He responded to the competition. I think each time he plays he gets more and more comfortable.”In the pre-game interview with AuburnTigers.com, Malzahn said he could envision a scenario where Johnson would get an opportunity at quarterback but besides wildcat snaps to Kerryon Johnson, White took every snap from center in the game.White, who said he was told in the team hotel Wednesday night he would be getting the start, responded to the start by leading Auburn to touchdown drives on its first two possessions. White finished the game 17 of 27 for 255 yards and did not commit a turnover the entire evening. After throwing just two second half passes two weeks ago against San Jose State, Auburn asked White to throw 18 passes in a first half where the Tigers went into the locker room with a 23-10 lead.“I think the plays were there tonight because of the way the defense was playing us,” White said. “My offensive line gave me time, guys had time to get open and all I had to do was make the throw.”
Captions: Timehri Red Triangle on verge of being crowned inaugural champions TIMEHRI Red Triangle has assured themselves of being crowned the inaugural champions of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA)/GFF/Pele Alumni Frank Watson U-15 Intra Association League when they romped to their ninth win in 10 matches last Sunday at the Timehri Red Ground, East Bank Demerara.Led by their leading marksman, Ishmael Pulsarran who netted five goals to move to 16 in the league, Timehri defeated Herstelling Raiders in a goal fest of a match, 7-4. Despite the efforts of the league’s leading goalscorer, Shoran James who netted a hat-trick to move to 19 overall, Herstelling found the rampaging lads from Timehri too hot to handle.Pulsarran hit the back of the net in the 14th, 20th, 29th, 33rd and 38th minutes with the other goals coming from Tywell Lovell in the 11th minute and Neron Barrow who had opened proceedings in the 3rd minute.James was on target for Herstelling in the 10th, 44th and 48th minutes while Solomon Austin accounted for the other in the 56th minute.Swan FC, based on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway and contesting their first tournament as an affiliate of the EBFA continue to prove their worth with back-to-back wins which came against Agricola 1-0 and Diamond Upsetters 2-0.All three goals were scored by Azeem Calistro. Against Agricola he scored in the 20th minute and against Diamond Upsetters he fired home in the 20th and 25th minutes. The wins for Swan have taken them into the number three position in the points table behind Agricola. The two have same points, same goal difference, played the same amount of matches while losing and drawing similarly.In other matches, Samatta Point/Kaneville blanked Diamond United 3-0 on account of a brace from Matthew Austin in the 4th and 24th minutes and Tyrone Ricks who converted in the 12th minute.Samatta Point/Kaneville were then held to a 2-2 draw on Sunday by Mocha Champs in a see-saw affair. Mocha had taken the lead when Genesis Lewis scored in the 10th minute but Samatta Point hit back with goals off the boot of Tyrone Ricks and Matthew Austin in the 20th and 25th minutes to equalise then take the lead.But Mocha responded with an Adam Rutherford 29th minute goal which restored parity to the scoreline as the game ended with the scores unchanged.The other match saw Soesdyke Falcons trounce Diamond United 5-0. Romero Bradford scored in the 38th and 40th minutes while there was one each for Tyrone Burnette (4), Troy Gibson (7) and Malachi Leacock in the 36th minute.Two matches scheduled for yesterday, Timehri vs Mocha and Kuru Kururu Warriors vs Herstelling, were postponed since players from these clubs were involved in a warm-up match against the Women’s national team currently preparing for two international competitions.The EBFA will take a break from action this weekend and resume next week.Latest Points StandingsTeam P W L D F A GD PointsTimehri 10 9 1 0 48 8 +40 27Agricola 10 6 3 1 24 8 +16 19Swan FC 10 6 3 1 23 7 +16 19Kuru Kururu 9 6 2 1 18 10 +7 19Grove 11 5 2 4 12 11 +1 19Diamond Upsetters 11 4 5 2 13 14 -1 14Herstelling 10 4 5 1 31 33 +2 13Mocha 9 3 3 3 12 9 +3 12Samatta Point/KV 10 3 4 3 14 26 -12 12Soesdyke 11 3 7 1 17 22 -5 9Friendship 10 3 7 0 7 19 -12 9Diamond United 9 0 9 0 2 65 -63 0 Ishmael Pulsarran Azeem Calistro
Wolves have signed midfielder George Saville from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old has agreed a three-year contract at Molineux with the option of a further 12 months and leaves Stamford Bridge after 10 years with the Blues.He progressed through the ranks at Chelsea – and was given a long-term contract in 2012 – but did not make a first-team appearance for the club.AdChoices广告Saville made his senior debut for Millwall in 2013 while on loan at the south London side, who were then managed by Kenny Jackett, now in charge at Wolves.Having impressed while at loan at Brentford last season, helping them win promotion, Saville has attracted interest from a number of Championship clubs this summer.Jackett won the race to sign him and could give him his debut against Blackburn on Saturday.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook