Works moving apace on new ‘E’ Division Headquarters

first_imgConstruction work is moving apace on the new ‘E’ Division (Linden- Kwakwani) Headquarters’ modern facility, located at Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).The building, which is being reconstructed inside the compound of the Mackenzie Police Station, is just about 50 percent complete.Work had commenced last December, after the former structure was demolished to facilitate reconstruction of a more modern policing facility, equipped with all modern amenities. This was made possible through a more-than-$80 million loanThe new ‘E’ Division Police Headquarters under constructionfrom the Government of Guyana, through the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB).According to ‘E’ Division Commander Fazil Karimbaksh, the project is expected to take up to 5 months to be completed. The larger, two-storeyed facility which is being constructed will measure 135 feet by 45 feet.Commander Karimbaksh has said he is satisfied with the work which has so far been completed. “The work is going according to schedule. I would say it’s about 50 percent complete. They’re doing the departments, then they will put the upper flat and the roof… They’re moving apace…We hope it is completed on time, according to schedule,” he noted.The Commander had previously stated that the modern facility, when completed, would bring about an ease in the state of affairs at the station, as he pointed out that the previous facility was inadequately spaced, and as a result, various departments were not established due to the lack of space at the Police Station. Karimbaksh, however, noted that this issue is expected to be solved when the new building comes on stream.“It will greatly assist us, because (in) the previous building we were cramped for space, and a lot of our departments we had to decentralize them to other stations. So, we’re very appreciative of this new building that’s going to come on stream, and it will house all our departments. So the people of Region 10 in particular will have better service, and we will be operating at our full capacity in terms of our departments. It will be more comfortable, too”, Karimbaksh had said.Presently the Police department is operating out of make shift offices within its compound, in an effort to facilitate the reconstruction process.last_img read more

Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine among icon players for Dubai T10 League

first_imgRashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum and Andre Russell are among the big names who will be part of the second edition of the Dubai T10 League, to be played later this year.The mini draft ahead of the league was conducted on Tuesday in Dubai, with the eight teams – two more than last season – picking their icon players and four others.Kerala Kings, the 2017 champions, retained Eoin Morgan, choosing him as their icon player, while the other first-edition teams chose Rashid Khan (Maratha Arabians), Shahid Afridi (Pakhtoons), Sunil Narine (Bengal Tigers), Shoaib Malik (Punjabi Legends) and Brendon McCullum (Rajputs – earlier Team Sri Lanka).”I am extremely excited to be playing for Maratha Arabians in the second season of the T10 League. After having played Twenty20 cricket all over the world, I was looking forward to a challenge. Playing the T10 format is the perfect step up for me. I am looking forward to playing the world’s shortest format alongside some iconic players,” Rashid Khan said.The remainder of the teams will be picked in the second draft in September. The first edition of the tournament was played over four days in December last year in Sharjah. A total of 13 games were played, making it a neatly packed tournament in terms of its scheduling.This time, with two teams added, there will be 28 games, with the action spanning 10 days. Northern Warriors and Karachians, the two new franchises, opted for Darren Sammy and Shane Watson as their icon players respectively.advertisementTeams:Bengal Tigers – Sunil Narine (Icon player), Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Asif Ali, Mujeeb ur RahmanKarachians – Shane Watson (Icon player), Jofra Archer, Anton Devcich, Colin de Grandhomme, Ben LaughlinKerala Kings – Eoin Morgan (Icon player), Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanvir, Paul Stirling, Dasun ShanakaMaratha Arabians – Rashid Khan (Icon player), James Faulkner, Alex Hales, Dwayne Bravo, Kamran AkmalNorthern Warriors – Darren Sammy (Icon player), Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith, Wahab Riaz, Nicholas PooranPakhtoons – Shahid Afridi (Icon player), Colin Ingram, David Willey, Mohammad Irfan, Liam DawsonPunjabi Legends – Shoaib Malik (Icon player), Evin Lewis, Chris Jordan, Luke Ronchi, Liam PlunkettRajputs – Brendon McCullum (Icon player), Mohammad Hafeez, Rilee Rossouw, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Shahzad(With inputs from ICC)last_img read more

July 20 2002 construction site at five oclock in

first_imgJuly 20, 2002 construction site at five o’clock inthe morning. Given the threat of afternoon rain, when the constructioncrew undertakes a concrete pour they begin as early as possible. [Photo& Text: MS] The formwork andrebar for the precast panel. The form in the middle will eventually bea window with a wonderful view of the Agua Fria river valley. [Photo &Text: MS] The concrete ismixed at our on-site batchplant, then transferred from the concretetruck into the bucket. The bucket is then moved into position with thecrane. Here, construction manager Spencer Marrese guides thepour. [Photo & Text: MS] This was the Julyworkshoppers first pour. Many of the workshoppers had little or noexperience pouring concrete, but after intense instruction they werewell prepared for today. They finished the job in record time. [Photo &Text: MS] The finished panelmust be covered to contain the moisture for it to cure. [Photo & Text:MS]last_img read more

The Box Plus Network a joint venture between Chan

first_imgThe Box Plus Network, a joint venture between Channel 4 and Bauer Media, has launched two new linear TV channels – Box Hits and Box Upfront.The UK music video network has also introduced a new social-first digital channel, called BeBox.Box Plus Network said that the launches are designed address the “changing dynamic in youth media consumption,” consolidating its linear TV proposition and tapping new audiences with the BeBox digital offer.Box Hits will feature “the most popular hits of the last few years” while Box Upfront will showcase new and emerging artist talent alongside new music from established artists.BeBox will target the company’s core audience of “mainstream 16–24 year olds” with music and pop culture content across multiple digital platforms, led by social media.“We’ve been spending a lot of time speaking to our audience and the introduction of our new linear channels; Box Upfront and Box Hits, as well as our new digital channel BeBox, are a direct result of this feedback,” said The Box Plus Network managing director, Matt Rennie.“The way our audience consume media may be changing, but what remains constant is their love for music and pop-culture.”At the same time the Box Plus Network said it will refresh its flagship channel The Box and international network Box Africa. With Box Upfront focusing on brand new music, The Box, will now cover a “broad chart mix” alongside music productions and features.last_img read more

John de Mol has consolidated his media assets inc

first_imgJohn de Mol has consolidated his media assets, including his Dutch commercial channels, under a new business called Talpa Network.John de MolThe company will comprise SBS6, Net5, Veronica and SBS9, online services Juke and Kijk, Sky Radio and Radio 10, and a new acquisition: e-commerce business Emesa.Endemol co-founder de Mol has also said there will be a increased investment in new programming, with overseas programme owners encouraged to test their shows on his services, in exchange for equity stakes in the formats.He cited Big Brother and The Voice, both of which he is credited for, as examples of how the model works.De Mol has tested various formats on SBS6 to varying degrees of success. He bought full control of the free TV network and its suite of sister channels from Finnish company Sanoma in April.In a speech yesterday, de Mol criticised the Dutch government for failing to protect local media interests and allowing overseas players such as Facebook and Google to dominate the advertising market.According to various local news outlets, he said: “The cabinet is watching passively while foreign media giants eat the Dutch cheese from our bread.”Earlier this month, the media production and distribution business de Mol founded after leaving Endemol, Talpa Media, announced it had terminated a four-year agreement with Talent International for rights to produce The Voice in China.“Consequently, all rights that were granted to Talent, including any right for Talent to produce The Voice of China, have immediately and fully reverted back to Talpa Media,” thecompany said in a statement earlier this month. “We have taken appropriate steps to ensure that there is no financial impact.”The pair had struck a co-development and production deal that gave Talent (also known asZhejiang Tangde) production rights for seasons 5-8 of The Voice of China in January 2016.That agreement came after Talpa ended a production agreement with Star Media, which had produced the first seasons of The Voice in China, and began legal proceedings over broadcast and ownership rights to season five.De Mol sold Talpa Media to UK broadcaster in 2015.last_img read more

Implementation of HRRP program associated with increased mortality after discharge

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 24 2018Bottom Line: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was created under the Affordable Care Act and hospitals face financial penalties for higher-than-expected 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia.Lower hospital readmission rates for those conditions have been associated with the program but it was unclear if the program was associated with a change in patient deaths. This observational study included 8 million Medicare hospitalizations for heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia before and after HRRP was implemented. Study results suggest implementation of the HRRP was associated with an increase in deaths within 30 days after discharge for hospitalization for heart failure and pneumonia but not for heart attack. More research is needed to understand if the increase in 30-day postdischarge mortality is a result of the program, considering a lack of association with mortality within 45 days of hospital admission. Source: read more