Reeves County sets public meeting about truck relief route

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Reeves County sets public meeting about truck relief route WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Facebook Facebook Local News Previous articleKhudobin helps Stars end 6-game skid in 3-0 win vs. PanthersNext articleOPD, ECSO see few incidents during heavy rainfall Digital AIM Web Support The loop alignment showed on this map is the technically preferred alignment. A locally preferred alignment will be selected after the public’s input from today’s public meeting. Reeves County will host a public meeting about a proposed truck relief route Thursday. The public meeting is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Odessa College’s Pecos Center, located at 1000 S. Eddy Street in Pecos. The proposed Reeves County Truck Reliever Route will allow for an alternate route for intercity traffic to bypass the Pecos central business district. “Sustained energy exploration within the Permian and Delaware Basins has caused a dramatic traffic increase within the Town of Pecos City which is disrupting the local transportation system,” Reeves County Judge Leo Hung said in a press release. “Public Involvement is an important step in the progress of this project, so we invite all residents of Reeves County and any others who are interested in this project to join us and provide feedback to help the project team identify the locally preferred route for this project which will allow truck traffic to move more efficiently and improve quality of life for residents of the region.” The route would include a proposed loop bisector that aligns with Farm-to-Market Road 2119 on the north side of Pecos to State Highway 17 on the south side of town, the release detailed. The project is expected to consist of various roadway types ranging from a three-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway, the release stated. It’s expected to be designed and constructed in phases based on budget and need. Pinterestlast_img read more

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Australian Navy commissions ADV Cape Inscription

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy commissions ADV Cape Inscription View post tag: ADV Cape Inscription Australian Navy commissions ADV Cape Inscription Authorities The Royal Australian Navy commissioned its second Australian Defence Vessel (ADV), ‘Cape Inscription’, during a ceremony on June 6.ADV Cape Inscription was officially named in Henderson and had the Australian White Ensign hoisted on it for the first time.The two Cape-class patrol boats for the navy were built by Austal under a AU$63 million project.“The company says the project employed over 400 people in Henderson and more than 350 indirectly across the country,” said Australian minister for defense Christopher Pyne.“Cape Inscription will support Navy operations, while the Armidale Class Patrol Boats complete planned maintenance activities,” he said.“The two latest vessels, ADV Cape Fourcroy and ADV Cape Inscription, were built by Austal through a lease with the National Australia Bank and will operate until at least 2020.”“This lease arrangement will see Navy continue to meet its operational commitments.”ADV Cape Inscription will be crewed and operated by the Royal Australian Navy and will be deployed in support of border protection operations.center_img View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article June 6, 2017last_img read more

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Inner-city penthouse on the market

first_imgMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 202090/86-124 Ogden St, Townsville City“The owner before me even had his wedding reception up on the rooftop with 80 people and I’ve had a function there with 60 people and it didn’t’’t feel cramped.”The apartment has a New York feel and features a designer kitchen, chandelier-lit dining and separate pool table area while there is also a wine cellar.On the second floor there is timber floor and theatre room with built-in bookcase and speak set up.The complex has a swimming pool, tennis court and gym while the penthouse has it’s own private entry to the pool area.Mr Stewart said many of the apartments in the complex were completely unique.“Some people might have been to a unit in the building before but there is a lot of differences in the units,” he said. 90/86-124 Ogden St, Townsville CityOwner Brad Stewart said the location couldn’t be beaten and it had been a great apartment for entertaining.“It’s proximity to everything would be one of the biggest features,” he said.“It’s in the city centre, it’s close to eateries and the new stadium which you can see from the rooftop.“I walk most places form here and I didn’t even have a car for six months because it was so convenient.“It’s got an open plan lounge and dining area downstairs which is great for entertaining and the rooftop is great for larger functions. A THREE level inner-city penthouse bigger than most houses and with 270 degree views has hit the market for offers over $950,000.90/86-124 Ogden St, Townsville City has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two car accommodation with 389 sqm of space.The apartment’s third floor comprises of a rooftop outdoor entertaining area with panoramic views that extend across Townsville and out to the ocean.center_img 90/86-124 Ogden St, Townsville City“With most complexes you might have three styles of units where this has numerous styles like some have high ceilings and others have low ceilings.“It was a carpark building which I think is why the units are so different because they had to work around that existing structure and it’s also really solid which is good for things like cyclones.”Helen Munro Property agent Margaret Hill is selling the property and said it could suit an array of buyers but she expected a downsizer to snap it up.“It would be perfect for downsizers because on of the problems downsizers have is the units are always too small whereas this one has plenty of space and storage,” she said.“It could also suit someone who works in the city and it is also big enough for a family.”last_img read more

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Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne praises Arthur, eyes top-four rank

first_imgMUMBAI, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne lauded the impact of new coach Mickey Arthur on Sunday and said his side must target a top-four spot in the world rankings for both the test and 50-over formats.South African Mickey Arthur was appointed as Sri Lanka’s head coach on a two-year contract in December.Former first class cricketer Arthur has previously been head coach with the national teams of South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.“Mickey is a no nonsense cool bloke with loads of experience to back him and his brand,” Karunaratne told Sri Lanka Cricket.“At the international level, planning and role clarity is a norm. What is very important is the belief he has instilled among us in his own and subtle way. It sure helped and the results always speak for itself.”Since Arthur’s appointment, Sri Lanka lost a two-test series in Pakistan before defeating Zimbabwe at home. The are currently ranked fifth in the format.The team languish at eighth in one-day internationals but managed to defeat a dangerous West Indies side 3-0 in their last series before the COVID-19 shutdown.“Rankings is the key word. I’d say Sri Lanka needs to be in the top four of not just ODI cricket, but test cricket as well,” Karunaratne, 32, said.“That would indirectly mean semi-finalists to say the least and you are perhaps two games away from the plum. There onwards, it’s anybody’s guess and if you do well on your day you could end up being World Champs.”Test captain Karunaratne was himself handed an olive branch to resurrect his limited-overs career and lead the side in ODI cricket when he was brought back last year ahead of the 50-over World Cup in England for the first time since 2015.The top-order batsman found success with the willow but was unable to lead his side into the last four of the competition.Karunaratne is, however, positive about the future.“The boys and the respective squads are enjoying their cricket and that makes my job that much easier,” he said.“If you like what you are doing and the environment to do so is conducive, the balance at this level of sport becomes that much more beneficial.”last_img read more

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Rain or Shine trades Jericho Cruz to TNT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJericho Cruz’ tenure with Rain or Shine has come to an end on Tuesday after the Elasto Painters shipped the 27-year-old guard to TNT in exchange for rookie Sidney Onwubere and a 2018 first round pick.Sources close to the situation confirmed that the deal has been struck, with the papers already on its way to the PBA Commissioner’s Office.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 2 Returning from a foot injury, Cruz has saw his numbers drop as he averaged 2.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in the three games he suited up for Rain or Shine this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.Reportedly dissatisfied with his role with the Elasto Painters, the former Adamson star now gets a fresh start with TNT, which is desperate for a spark with a 4-5 card this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCruz was drafted ninth overall by Rain or Shine in the 2014 PBA Draft. He earned a spot in the 2015 All-Rookie Team and was named Most Improved Player and Mr. Quality Minutes in 2016.Onwubere, meanwhile, is playing limited minutes in his first conference as a pro, with the former Emilio Aguinaldo General norming 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in the five games. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READcenter_img Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding He was picked eighth  by Phoenix in the 2017 PBA Draft, but was acquired by TNT in a trade involving Justin Chua and Jon Gabriel. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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IPL: BCCI president N Srinivasan and Sahara chief Subrata Roy meet at weekend

first_imgSahara may, after all, agree to return as sponsor of the Indian team. The business conglomerate is said to be still open to the idea and is ready to discuss this along with the Pune franchise issue with the Indian cricket board.Sahara India supremo Subrata Roy and N Srinivasan, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), are to meet this weekend to try and see if the two sponsorship issues can be sorted out amicably.This would be the first meeting between the two after Sahara India on Saturday pulled out as the national team sponsor and threatened to withdraw Pune Warriors from the fifth edition of the Indian Premier league (IPL) tournament beginning on April 4.Sahara India’s main grouse is that an adamant BCCI didn’t even consider its “genuine request” to allow them to have an ailing Yuvraj Singh’s purse ($ 1.8 million) at the February 4 player auction.”The two heads are meeting over the weekend. Only Mr Roy and Mr Srinivasan would be present at this face-to-face meeting, which is likely to be held in Mumbai, as of now,” the man who is expected to be present at the meeting venue told Mail Today.”The meeting would most probably be held on Saturday. But if, for some reason, it does not take place on Saturday, it would surely be held on Sunday,” he emphasised.The official also revealed that the Sahara chief would also discuss the sponsorship issue of the Indian team.”The two bosses would discuss both issues – IPL Pune Warriors and the sponsorship. Let’s see how the talks pan out. No announcements would be made by either side before this meeting,” he said. The BCCI Corporate Trophy sponsorship would naturally be discussed too.advertisementIt seems the BCCI has climbed down on the twin contentious issues. This is the only plausible reason that can be cited for Roy agreeing to discuss the team sponsorship too, after announcing the pull out with a “heavy heart” on Saturday.Asked about the delay in the meeting, the official said: “When heads of two bodies have to meet they have to take time out from their busy schedule. Both have been busy so far, in different cities. And now they’ve decided to meet at the weekend.”Sahara was paying Rs 3.34 crore per international match – Tests, One- day International and Twenty20 – and the contract was to expire on December 31, 2013.Since Saturday, both Srinivasan and Roy have spoken in reconciliatory tones, but the latter has been insisting that there would be no second thoughts on the national team’s sponsorship.While terminating the sponsorship on Saturday – stressing that Sahara’s “emotions were never appreciated” by the BCCI – Roy simultaneously announced a Rs 1,000 crores welfare foundation for rural sports, confirming that all doors were shut on the BCCI.Sahara’s buying price of the Pune franchise was the highest of the 10 teams – approximately Rs 1,700 crore. It was added to the IPL in 2010 along with Kochi (Rs 1533.32 crores), which was later scrapped.Since becoming the Indian team’s sponsor in 2001, Sahara has largely paid its dues promptly, and this has been acknowledged by the BCCI too. Minutes of the working committee meeting in January 2008 say that members agreed “unanimously” that Sahara “had made all payments within the stipulated time…”Sahara came to the BCCI’s rescue in 2009 when it failed to attract a single bid after raising the tender base price to Rs 3 crore.After its previous contract ended on December 31, 2009, Sahara agreed to the BCCI’s offer of an extension of six months, till June 30, 2010. Then Sahara raised the per-match payment to Rs 3.34 crore in a renewed contract that was to end on December 31, 2013.last_img read more

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Trying to Measure the LeBron Effect on Game Attendance

LeBron James may not show up for the Miami Heat next year, but whichever team he ends up with is likely to see a huge economic bump. James puts people in the seats.After reports leaked Tuesday that James would exercise his early-termination option in his contract with the Heat, some speculated that he’ll actually stay in South Beach next season. But teams are itching to clear cap space in the hopes of signing the NBA forward.We know plenty about James’s value on the court, but to get some sense of his economic value, we looked at how attendance changed before and while he was on the Cavaliers and Heat. As a baseline, the average NBA team’s attendance is about 90 percent capacity over the course of the season, but that varies wildly depending on a team’s winning percentage. (It also presumably fluctuates throughout a season.) I looked at NBA teams’ winning percentage and home-game attendance from the 2001-02 season through the 2013-14 season, and found that a team that wins 80 percent of its games — roughly 66 games in a season, probably the best record in the league — should average 100 percent capacity. Comparatively, a team that wins only 20 percent of its games will, on average, sell 80 percent of its tickets.It’s easy to see why winning fills arenas. Wins excite fans, give them hope for a potential championship, and (hopefully) are a display of entertaining basketball. James helps do that better than nearly anybody. Even controlling for success, a “LeBron Effect” materialized in the data. The teams he’s played for — the 2004 through 2010 Cavs and the 2011 though 2014 Heat — have home-attendance averages of 98.0 percent capacity, well above what their records would predict. Nearly all of James’s teams have sold tickets at higher rates than we’d expect for how well they performed. Note how for every season but one, his teams are above the line in the chart below.(Attendance here is measured by capacity, or the percentage of available seats sold. Sometimes capacity percentages rise above 100 percent because of imperfect stadium data, whether standing-room-only tickets are counted, etc.)Interestingly, James sells out even more so on the road, perhaps because he’s more of a novelty when traveling. Over the past six seasons — his last two with the Cavs and all four with the Heat — James’s teams away capacity has averaged 99.5 percent. (Because of imperfect data on away game attendance capacity, only the past six seasons were analyzed.) It’s no surprise that the relationship between a team’s winning percentage and its draw while traveling is much weaker — that is, the curve is flatter. But adjusting for how good the Cavs or Heat were in a given season, those teams with James on them sold out the house. Look how far above the line James teams are now:This analysis does not account for ticket prices, merchandise sales or any of the other revenue channels for James’s teams, so it’s just the beginning of the conversation about his economic worth. But wherever he ends up, two things are likely to continue: His team will sell out the home stadium, and his opponents’ box offices will be sad to see him go. read more

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Lukaku Belgium can punish the Brazil defence

first_imgRomelu Lukaku is certain that Belgium have the talent at their disposal to breakthrough the Brazil defence ahead of today’s quarter-final encounterThe upcoming match is being considered as the biggest of the last eight with Belgium’s golden generation of Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne set to go head-to-head with Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.While Brazil have only made steady progress at the World Cup, they have managed to keep seven clean sheets in their eight games this year.But Lukaku, who scored braces in Belgium’s two opening group games, is unconcerned.“Weakness in Brazil? Not really,” said the 25-year-old, according to FourFourTwo.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I think offensively they’re very strong. They’ve players who can make the difference, they have good box-to-box players who are dangerous.“Defensively, I think they can be taken, but you can’t attack in the same manner all the time.“Three out of four are really experienced so you have to know exactly how to attack. We trained that and we are well prepared.”The match will take place at the Kazan Arena at 20:00 (GMT +2) with the winner set to face either Uruguay or France in the semi-finals.last_img read more

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Carrasco wants to leave Dalian Agent

first_imgYannick Carrasco’s agent has confirmed that the reported Arsenal and Inter Milan target wants to leave Chinese club Dalian Yifang this month.Reports are widespread that Arsenal, Milan and Inter Milan are interested in securing the services of ex-Atletico Madrid winger.And Christophe Henrotay revealed his client’s family were ‘having problems’ in China.“There’s plenty of interest in Yannick from all over Europe because his family are having problems adapting to China,” Henrotay disclosed via Football Italia.“He’s concerned about his family, which is completely normal. He has a lot of repsect for his current club Dalian because he loves them and because they’re a great team with a lot of history.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“He wants to be honest with them, and it’s for this reason that he’s talked to the club, informing them that he isn’t 100 percent focused because of his family’s difficulties.“Yannick’s very focused on working, but for his family it’s different. He has too much respect for the club not to tell them.“There’s the possibility that Dalian rewards this honesty and talk to the clubs interested in him.”Unai Emery has equally come out to say that the club are keen on bringing in two players before the end of the transfer window.last_img read more

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