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$20M road rehabilitation project well in progress-PM Skerrit

first_img Sharing is caring! 19 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews $20M road rehabilitation project well in progress-PM Skerrit by: – April 12, 2012 Share Road rehabilitation works taking place in Roseau last week. Photo credit: GIS NewsAn EC $20 Million road rehabilitation program is well underway in Dominica.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told reports in Campbell on Monday that the initiative which commenced in April has already met several targets.He said government has spent millions of dollars patching roads in Dominica but that has not lasted.“We started in Roseau. We will be doing Bath Road and River Street and all the way down to the Port facility next to the post office. We will also be embarking on improvement of sidewalks and drains in Roseau. As I have indicated, the private sector must play their part. We have seen what LIME has done with the sidewalks and we hope that others can follow”.He said the Delices/Petite Savanne roads will also be given some attention.“Place from Boetica and Delices are in terrible conditions. Vey critically would be widening some of the roads in Petit Savanne. Some of the corners are narrow and we need to improve the width of the road,” he explained.He said a number of other roads in the Roseau South constituency will also be given a facelift.“Castle Bruce, Carib Territory has become a major roadway so they will be done. We will continue the Morne Prosper Road, the Grandbay area too. Once the water project is completed in Lagoon Portsmouth, we will see major improvements to these areas,” he added.He said a complete construction of the river defense walls in St Joseph is expected to commence in two weeks.That project will provide opportunities for employment for the young people there, he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Bench leads Badgers offensively

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald photoHead coach Lisa Stone and the Wisconsin Badgers have talked the entire season about how important a complete team effort is to their success. In Tuesday’s game against UW-Milwaukee, their mantra proved true as the Badgers’ bench outscored the starters 39-32.Leading the way off the bench was junior forward Mariah Dunham with a team-high 16 points, who also made a crucial 3-pointer with just 1:30 left in regulation to give the Badgers the lead.“Thankfully, we were able to go to our bench,” Stone said. “If you look at the bench scoring we got 39 points off the bench, and that’s pretty special.”Dunham has played well in the Badgers’ past few games as she returns from a back injury that kept her out of the first two games of the season. With the opportunity to watch the team play for two games and now play with her teammates, she sees how important a complete team effort is to the Badgers’ success.“[My] back is actually doing really, really well. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Dunham said. “Emotionally, I’m just really, really proud of the team. I’ve never been on a team that’s focused so much on the team. It doesn’t matter who starts … as long as we got the win.”As the Wisconsin offense stalled in the second half with the pressure defense from UW-Milwaukee, Dunham was able to come in off the bench and make some shots to get the Badgers rolling.“Mariah gave us a lift,” Stone said. “Their zone made us sputter, but I thought Mariah was effective, not only from the three, but also slashing into the middle and getting on the offensive boards for us.”Also making a big impact off the bench for UW was freshman guard Jade Davis. In the midst of a first half scoring drought for Wisconsin, Davis sparked the Badger offense, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and going 2-for-2 from the charity stripe to help the Badgers take a 29-18 lead into halftime.“Jade’s couple of threes in the first half opened it up for us,” Stone said. “We were getting shots off, but they [were] not going in, and Jade knocks down a couple of threes.”Davis finished the game with 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field. She also recorded two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes of play off the bench.Panthers steal momentum in second half with defensive changeDespite leading by as many as 16 points with just 11:15 left in the second half, the Wisconsin Badgers just couldn’t seem to put UW-Milwaukee away. The Badgers let the Panthers steal the momentum and send the game to not one, but two overtimes and leaving the Panthers with an opportunity to win the game at the buzzer.The biggest problem for Wisconsin was the defensive change UW-Milwaukee made after the second media timeout of the second half. As the Panthers turned up the pressure on the Badgers, the game’s momentum shifted and the Panthers seized the opportunity.“I felt like we just got Wisconsin off the rhythm that they were in,” UWM head coach Sandy Botham said. “That zone really was effective. Basketball is all about momentum, [and] we were able to get the momentum back on our side.”The Badgers were caught off guard by the defensive change, leading to turnovers and missed shots offensively, which in turn led to Panther scoring opportunities.“I think it was a good move on their part to switch up their defense,” junior guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “They kind of threw it at us, and I think we just kind of sputtered with it.”Compounding the Badgers’ troubles against the Panthers’ zone and three-quarter court trap was early foul trouble in the second half. Before reaching the second media timeout, Wisconsin had already reached the penalty, giving UW-Milwaukee the opportunity to shoot free throws on every foul the rest of the way.The Panthers made the most of it, shooting 11-for-16 from the line in the second half and overtime.“Our players really fought and put themselves in a position to beat the Badgers on their home court,” Botham said.Despite letting the Panthers take control of the game with pressure defense and strong shooting — UWM shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half — the Badgers battled back and found a way to deal with the change in defensive pressure.“After a while we found where the open shot was,” D’Alie said. “Most likely, on the two-on-one side, if you could get the ball in the corner you’d have an open jumper. I think, after a while, we found out how to work it.”last_img read more

Wheelers cruise to game 2 win

first_img– Advertisement -The Grande Prairie Wheelers posted another impressive 60-minute performance, as they held serve on home ice on Wednesday night.After winning game one in Fort St. John on Monday night, the Wheelers effectively crashed the net and took advantage of a depleted Fort St. John defence, in a 5-2 win in game two.Robbie Sidhu opened the scoring for the Huskies, but two quick goals from Grande Prairie gave the Wheelers a lead after 20 minutes, and the Huskies couldn’t climb back in the game.Garrett Muir suffered the loss in goal, while Kris Dika won his fifth straight playoff start for Grande Prairie.  It was Muir’s first action since game two of the Beaverlodge series, and the netminder admits it took him a while to re-adjust. “In the first period I felt pretty rusty … but in the second period I just got my head back into it” said the Terrace native, adding “there’s some goals that I kind of regret, but it happens.” By Jon Zacks “I’m fairly pleased with our effort tonight, when you consider all of the circumstances, I thought everybody on the ice worked hard.” The Huskies had a hard time challenging Kris Dika in the game, though Coach Bob Kalb says he didn’t think Grande Prairie played its best game, and felt it was winnable. Advertisement Game three goes Friday night at the North Peace Arena, and the Huskies know the pressure will be on them, if they don’t want the series to fall out of reach. “I hope to have Ryan Stickel back, and hopefully we’ll have two or three of those midget D-men in the lineup” Coach Kalb said of Friday’s game, adding “I expect we’re going to be a lot more solid, and I think this series is a long way from over.”last_img read more