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Additional contractors engaged to complete airport road project

first_img Share LocalNews Additional contractors engaged to complete airport road project by: – June 19, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Section of the Melville Hall Airport road. The Government of Dominica has contracted the services of two new sub contractors: Offshore civil and Marine Inc and Dipcon Engineering Ltd to assist in completion works on lot two of the Airport Road Project. These additional sub contractors will work alongside the original contractor Emile Gaddarkan and sons on the project. The completion date for the project was set at June 19, 2012 however due to several work stoppages that deadline will not be met.Public Works Minister Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore explained to the media that the additional contractors have been given specific instructions to focus on areas where the original contractor had fallen short.“The intention so far is to have the work segmented. Two additional contractors with the competence will be given two segments of that project, segments where the main contractor has not been able to demonstrate a sense of commitment to finishing the work. There has been an agreement among all parties to move the project forward”.The Minister said Government has seen it fit to bring in additional sub contractors to ensure that the project is completed within the shortest possible time.The Minister said under this new arrangement contractors were expected to commence work in earnest on Monday June 18, 2012 from the roundabout in Pond Case to Melville Hall.“From the Pond Case area going back to Debranche, nothing significant except for some culvert extension and base work has been done. This area will be given to the two sub contractors and the main contractor will remain to do base work etc etc”.The Minister says Government will monitor all contractors to ensure that the work is done in an acceptable and timely fashion with a view to bringing closure to this road project.Lot two of the airport road project runs concurrently with a number of other projects underway by the same ministry, including the sea defense wall being built in Pointe Michel.Government Information Service Share 64 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Osimhen returns to base, ready for Raon l’Etape clash

first_img Manager Christophe Galtier will be banking on the 21-year-old, who replaced Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe, to get the goals. Three days after the tie, Amiens SC are up next for Lille in the Coupe de la Ligue before travelling to Stade Gaston-Gerard for their Ligue clash against Dijon. Read Also:Osimhen pumps Lille fans to One Million on FB Osimhen is in line to be named as African Young Player of Year at the 2019 Caf Awards in Egypt, however, he must fend off the challenge from Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi and compatriot Samuel Chukwueze. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Victor Osimhen has returned to Lille training ahead of their upcoming Coupe de France clash against Raon l’Etape. Osimhen The forward was in Nigeria for the Yuletide break after an eventful 2019, where he scored 13 times after joining the French top-flight side from Sporting Charleroi. On Thursday, Osimhen joined the rest of the Great Danes as they get set for Sunday’s Round of 64 showdown against the fifth-tier side.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

Sunderland squad offer fans refund

first_img More than 2,500 fans who made the long trip to the south coast on Saturday will be able to claim back the £24 cost of admission, or have the sum donated to city-based children’s hospice Grace House instead. Skipper John O’Shea said: “We win and lose as a team, players, staff and fans. However we wanted to acknowledge and thank the supporters who travelled such a long way to give us their backing and despite everything, stayed with us until the final whistle.” Sunderland’s shell-shocked players have offered to refund the cost of supporters’ tickets for their 8-0 Barclays Premier League humiliation at Southampton. Keeper Vito Mannone suggested the idea immediately after the horror show, which saw him picking the ball out of his net on eight occasions – with his own team-mates responsible for two of the goals. The offer will cost the players in excess of £60,000. Fans have until 5pm on Wednesday, November 5 to submit a claim by returning their match ticket either in person at the Stadium of Light ticket office or by post to SAFC (Refunds), PO Box 165, Sunderland SR5 1WF, enclosing their name, address and customer number. Any funds which are not claimed by the deadline will go to Grace House, which provides respite, palliative and end of life care for children and young people throughout the north-east who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Arsenal Story and Why the EPL Should be a Worry…

first_imgLook people, it is no secret that the quality levels in our local sports desperately need lifting, but the panacea can never be to shun them and spend on foreign sports. In fact shouldn’t the business brains managing our biggest brands be at the forefront of any movement to clean up local sports? Shouldn’t they be the ones who best understand the consequences of our disposable income disappearing into economies overseas? Are their businesses not suffering today, are some not retrenching staff, halving salaries or not paying at all, are some not shutting down?If we won’t raise ourselves who would? It has been a South African company Supersport spending billions on Nigerian sports while our own businesses have been too sexy for their shoes. What is it that global business leaders like Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Bill Gates, GE’s Jeff Immelt are seeing in us that makes them want a piece of what we have, that our business leaders are blind to.We are the most populous nation in Africa, we are rich in mineral resources, we have great topography, we have talents, we are fine sports people; we have everything but the mindset to see how our individual actions mess up the whole. Given our many strengths, if we get our sports right, rather than money leaving our shores, foreign investments would come in. Global sports giants like Adidas, Nike, Puma would sponsor our teams and sports directly rather than pay millions of pounds to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea to cover the Nigerian audience.Also, one of the biggest strengths of sports is that it spikes commerce within a country. If we get sports right, people will travel in different directions across the country weekly to compete, boosting business for airlines, hotels, local transportation, eateries, SMEs etc. A sane man, for instance, cannot dress up in Kano, tell his wife he is flying to Lagos on Medview Airlines to lodge at Eko Hotel because he wants to watch Real Madrid take on Barcelona on TV, but he would do this if he were a die-hard supporter of Kano Pillars and they had a massive game against MFM FC in the NPFL.Imagine 50,000 people descending on the National Stadium to watch a big local game: the food and drinks they would consume, the merchandising items sold, the boost to transportation, the business for banks, etc. That is what business the failure in our sports industry costs us today and that is what they gain from us in Europe. Oil will soon be yesterday’s news and we need to grow new industries at home. This is not the time to continue pouring money overseas, this is the time for thinking business people to stand up and create value within or go the way of oil.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It is simply suicidal for any people to reason like this. My argument was that the money fans spent on sports entertainment comes from what the economist or marketing man would call disposable income: that sum available to the individual to invest, save or spend after paying their taxes. It is the money we spend on our rents, phone credit, food, school fees, cable television and data subscriptions etc. The more of your disposable income you spend in Nigeria and local businesses, the wealthier society is. The more of it you spend overseas, the poorer our local businesses – many of whom entrench the EPL in our popular culture, and society, are.With our major source of income in Nigeria still being oil, and the global oil industry in a bind, it follows that life has become tough for us. WE ARE IN A RECESSION and to get out of it, it is important that we as Nigerians drastically cut down what proportion of our disposable income we ship overseas so we can create wealth within. Suppose our big advertisers instead focus on sponsoring the Nigerian Professional Football League and other sports, and by so doing boost the quality of local sports, won’t society become richer and their businesses stronger? I n the first part of this write-up last week I talked about the rather shocking report on CNN that, after London, Lagos was the city with the highest sale of Arsenal jerseys in the world. I had a huge problem with how people in a poor sub-Saharan African country hit by recession could still be draining billions from their economy, and pumping this money into the British economy, in the name of entertainment. In my calculations, after taking into consideration the TV rights for the English Premier League, for which we pay over N20b annually to DSTV, and adding the money spent on sponsorship, football tourism and the acquisition of merchandising items, we pay close to N50b annually for this toxic entertainment. Experienced sports journalist Lolade Adewuyi, writing in the Guardian on August 04, referenced research conclusions that claimed that Nigeria’s top 15 brands would spend $343m (N124b) on European football sponsorship and activations between 2016 and 2019. This figure makes mine look very conservative as it does not include what fans pay in TV subscriptions, sport tourism and the acquisition of merchandising items.last_img read more