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Aspen launches latest trailer

first_imgThe M5500-8 features a flush deck measuring 26 ft (8 m), swing-out outriggers and a rear frame suitable for a fourth flip axle.”The new Aspen M5500-8 commercial trailer offers a 116 inch (2.9 m) gooseneck swing, meaning you can get under the trailer with your four-axle tractor without being punished by the extra weight and hassle of flipping an extension” explained John Zork, Aspen’s vice president.Aspen says the hydraulic removable gooseneck lowbed, which has a payload of 55 tons (50 tonnes), can be customised, options include bolted load bearing wheel covers, a hydraulic third axle, a fourth flip axle module and a single axle booste. www.aspentrailer.comlast_img read more

Government seeking to revitalize Roseau

first_imgLocalNews Government seeking to revitalize Roseau by: – May 13, 2014 Sharing is caring! Share Share The conceptual plans to revitalize the City were presented at the State House on TuesdayThe Dominica Labour Party administration has revealed plans to revitalize and transform the Capital City of Roseau.These plans, that will potentially transform the City, alleviate traffic congestion and attract visitors and investors, were revealed during a town hall meeting at the State House conference room on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.Ian Fields of 3S-Bridges/NSG West Indies Limited of Barbados presented the concept design for the upgrading of Roseau to members of the Roseau City Council, business owners, engineers, architects, bankers and other members of the corporate community.The concept proposal includes a comprehensive water drainage system, street upgrades with handicap access ramps, a new West bridge, convenient parking facilities, defined bus stands, beautification of the street scape, Botanic Gardens bypass, more defined and regular sized foot walks, covering of drains as well as the relocation of utility lines underground.The purpose was to introduce the concept to the business community, obtain their suggestions as well as to obtain ideas or comments on how it can be enhanced. The concept design for the upgrading of Roseau was presented to members of the Roseau City Council, business owners, engineers, architects, bankers and other members of the corporate community.Speaking at that meeting, acting prime minister, Ambrose George said the City has lost some of its “historical charm and appeal” due to decades of urban stagnation.He added that the “we have allowed, to some extent, development to go on in isolation of that architectural heritage and sheer aesthetics and efficiencies for space”.Hence, the task before the government now is to undertake measures to reverse these trends by putting in place a series of plans that will be directly beneficial to the residents of Roseau, merchants, visitors and the people who commute to and from the City daily.“Government is therefore obligated to make the Capital City, Roseau more conducive to a richer, social, economic and an environmental co-existence for both locals and visitors”.A conceptualziation of how the proposed West Bridge would lookMinister George added that in order for the City to compete on a regional and international level, it must be upgraded and revitalized.“We must also recognize that Roseau and Dominica, as a nation, must compete regionally and internationally for its share of the tourism business and be an attractive proposition for those in the international community seeking to establish foothold or leisure in the region”.“Government is also very aware that the Capital is the heartbeat of the nation and that the social and economic well-being of the citizen is largely influenced on the status of the City,” Mr George said.Meanwhile, Mayor of Roseau, Irene John welcomed the initiative as it presents “the dawn of a new day” for the City and Dominica.“We in the Roseau City Council welcome this new initiative and we pledge our undivided support to make this project a reality since this development is something that the new council envisage,” Mayor John said.– / 16Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet 153 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Zurita plays all-out for Tarpons

first_img Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSSenior Tarpon basketball player Tommy Zurita knows only one speed when it comes to how he plays the game, and that’s all-out. The Press visited with Zurita recently at practice and he shared his thoughts on the game and his career aspirations.Zurita started playing the game at the Boys and Girls Club in Port Isabel around the age of five. He got into organized inter-scholastic basketball in junior high. To keep his hand in he gets lots of court time in during the summer, playing with the RGV Lakers touring team.“It helps me keep in shape, just keep working on my game,” Zurita said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedBoys hoops take San Perlita tourneyBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpon boys basketball team won last weekend’s San Perlita tournament.  They beat Roma, 58-54, in Saturday’s championship game, and improve their season record to 6-0 with Monday’s win over Brownsville Jubilee Leadership Academy. Tarpon player Daniel Rinza was named MVP…November 23, 2018In “News”Zurita has confidence in bass drum lineBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Things do not always go according to plan and that applies to marching band halftime shows as much as anything else. Take the halftime performance by the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band at the Valley View game two Fridays ago.  It…September 21, 2018In “News”Historic Tarpons win Bi-DistrictBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons basketball team made history this week.  They beat Orange Grove, 69-58, in a bi-district first round playoff game at Falfurrias Monday night for the program’s first post-season win since 2003. It was Port Isabel’s first playoff appearance since 2012…February 23, 2018In “News”last_img read more

UWF Prepares for Homecoming Week

first_imgUWF Prepares for Homecoming Week PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida’s annual homecoming celebration will be held Oct. 12 through 16 on the Pensacola campus.  Numerous athletics activities will be a part of the festivities, including home soccer games on Friday, Oct. 15 against Alabama-Huntsville and Sunday, Oct. 17 versus Delta State.HOMECOMING WEEK SCHEDULETuesday, Oct. 12Carnival, 11:30 a.m., UWF Cannon GreensExtreme Makeover: Home Edition Pep Rally, 5:30 p.m., UWF Field HouseBonfire, 8:30 p.m., Oak Grove behind the Aquatic CenterWednesday, Oct. 13Casino Night, 8:30 p.m., UWF Commons Thursday, Oct. 14Ludacris Concert, 8:30 p.m., UWF Field HouseFriday, Oct. 15Baseball Fundraiser Golf Scramble, 12 p.m., Stonebrook Golf ClubHomecoming Parade, 4:30 p.m., UWF Main CampusAlumni/Athletics Tailgate Party, 5 p.m., UWF Baseball Field Parking LotW. Soccer vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 5 p.m., UWF Soccer ComplexM. Soccer vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 7:30 p.m., UWF Soccer ComplexSaturday, Oct. 165k Charity Fun Run, 9 a.m., UWF Main CampusSoftball Alumni Game, 10 a.m., UWF Softball ComplexBaseball Alumni Game, 11 a.m., Jim Spooner FieldTennis Alumni Games, 11 a.m., Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis ComplexHomecoming Dance, 9 p.m., UWF Great Hall, CommonsSunday, Oct. 17W. Soccer vs. Delta State, 12:30 p.m.M. Soccer vs. Delta State, 3:00 p.m.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

GAME NOTES: UWF baseball to open season vs. Florida Southern

first_img Share GAME NOTES: UWF baseball to open season vs. Florida Southern Photo by John Blackie center_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 16 West Florida baseball team opens the 2013 season this weekend at home against No. 32 Florida Southern.  The series begins with a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 2 with first pitch at 1 p.m., with the final game scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.2013 Game Notes:2/2 vs. Florida Southern Live audio and stats Season openerUWF welcomes regional rival Florida Southern to Jim Spooner Field this weekend for a three-game series to open 2013.  The Argos faced the Moccasins on the road last year, sweeping the three-game series while outscoring the Mocs 20-4.  Florida Southern holds an edge over West Florida in the all-time series, winning 12 of 23 contests between the two schools.Milestone winThe Argonauts need just three wins to reach win number 1,000 in the program’s 33-year history.  UWF holds an all-time record of 997-715-1 going into the season.  The Argos have averaged over 30 wins per season, with the most coming in 2011 when the team won 52 on their way to an NCAA Division II national championship.Preseason rankingsUWF came in at No. 16 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II preseason national poll.  The Argos were also picked to finish second in the GSC preseason coaches’ poll, and the NCBWA ranked UWF third in the preseason regional poll.  The Argos also had three players on the NCBWA preseason all-region team: Bobby Parker, Dustin Saulmon and Jake Stephens.  That trio of players, plus Jordan DeLorenzo, were also selected to the preseason All-GSC team, and Kaleb Barlow, Dayan Rodriguez and Austin Southall were named to the GSC top newcomers list.Pitching staff returns from strong seasonThe Argos ranked 30th in Division II with a 3.50 team ERA in 2012, and the team returns the majority of its staff this year.  Of the 448 innings pitched by last year’s team, only 82 of them were by pitchers not coming back in 2013.  Of the returners, starters Drew Bryson (2.51 ERA, 5-1), Jake Stephens (3.57 ERA, 6-3) and Josh Tanski (3.52 ERA, 4-5) and relievers Jordan DeLorenzo (3.81 ERA, 6-3) and Bobby Parker (1.59 ERA, 14 saves) lead the way.Former Argonauts in the AFLFormer Argonauts Kevin Johnson and Dustin Lawley competed in the Arizona Fall League, a league that includes many of the top prospects in minor league baseball, in 2012  Johnson, a right-handed reliever originally from Pensacola, pitched for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the AFL and made 10 appearances with a 3.75 ERA.  Lawley, a third baseman and outfielder, hit .268 in 41 at bats for the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL.  Johnson was a 20th round pick by the Angels in 2010, and Lawley was selected by the Mets in the 19th round in 2011.NewcomersThis year’s class of 14 newcomers includes two Division I transfers, eight junior college transfers, and four true freshmen.Josh Allen (IF)- hit .283 at State College of Fla. in ‘12Jeremy Bajdaun (IF)- backup SS for Fla. Int’l in ‘11 and ‘12Kaleb Barlow (IF)- drafted by Rockies in ‘10; hit .333 in ‘12Justin Chambers (RHP)- 1.96 ERA in 59.2 IP at Enterprise State CC in ‘12Cliff Covington (IF/OF)- .359 AVG, 5 HR at Alabama Southern CC in ‘12Kyle Hamner (C)- hit .400 at Edgewater HS in Orlando in ‘12Greg Kalogridis (OF)- hit .378 at West Orange HS in ‘11Chase Kiefer (IF/OF)- Pensacola Catholic HS state champs in ‘12Walker O’Connor (RHP)- 3.23 ERA, 5 SV at Malden Catholic HSDrew Prichard (OF)- won Sun Belt with Troy in ‘11, hit .279 in 111 ABDayan Rodriguez (RHP)- 3.45 ERA in 91.1 IP at State College of Fla. in ‘12Matt Rodriguez (RHP)- 2.15 ERA in 67 IP at College of Central Fla. in ‘12Austin Southall (RHP/IF)- drafted by Giants in ‘10; 2.11 ERA in 72.2 IP in ‘12Matt Vollenweider (RHP)- 0.36 ERA, 10 SV at Chattahoochee Valley CC in ‘12 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Woman Arrested After Felony DUI Crash in Diamond Ridge

first_imgTrooper investigation determined Kirk was operating the Nissan while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. She was arrested for felony DUI after it was discovered she had two prior DUI convictions within the previous 10 years. They identified Kirk and she was taken by medics to South Peninsula Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Kirk was operating the Nissan with a revoked license and did not have an ignition interlock device, as required. She was also in violation of the terms of her Felony Probation by being outside of he Anchorage area and consuming alcoholic beverages. Kirk was remanded to the Homer Jail where she was held without bail on the charges of Felony DUI, DWLR, DWLL and probation violation. Just before 2am Saturday morning, a caller reported to Alaska State troopers that a female drove a small 1998 Nissan truck into a ditch at the intersection of Diamond Ridge Road and W. Hill Rd. The caller suspected the woman was intoxicated. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A three strike DUI for 26-year-old Sarah Kirk landed the Eagle River woman in jail after she fled an accident near Homer. Troopers arrived to find the truck gone. They were joined by the Homer Police searching for the vehicle, which was found crashed near Diamond Ridge Road and Katamar Rd.last_img read more

Buena Vista comes second in Dubai

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Kyodo) Buena Vista came up short in a bid to win her first Grade One title overseas on Saturday, settling for second behind Britain’s Dar Re Mi at the Dubai Sheema Classic.Buena Vista, winner of last year’s Oka-sho and Japanese Oaks, made a strong burst down the final stretch but finished three-quarters of a length behind Dar Re Mi at Meydan Racecourse. “I am a little disappointed but she’s a great filly. I want to race on her again. She can aim for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe,” said jockey Olivier Peslier, who mounted Buena Vista for the first time.“She raced so strongly I thought she could win it but I am satisfied with the result,” said her trainer Hiroyoshi Matsuda. Buena Vista finished in the top three for the 11th straight race. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Alaska Airlines Responds To Ravn Suspension Of Service

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With Sunday’s announcement of RavnAir Alaska stopping all operations, Alaska Airlines expressed deep concern for Ravn employees and communities in the state impacted by the news. Given the impact to residents of the state caused by the Ravn service suspension, Alaska Airlines, which currently serves 19 communities in the state of Alaska, is announcing the following actions:Maintaining service to all points it currently serves in the state.Continuing service to Kodiak with their own aircraft.Moving up its normal summer seasonal service to King Salmon and Dillingham, starting earlier than scheduled.In support of the communities in the Aleutian Islands, as well as the seafood industry, Alaska Airlines is working with partners and regulatory agencies to initiate service to Cold Bay with the intention of providing access to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. Service to Cold Bay will be with their own aircraft.Working with the seafood industry and other key sectors of the state of Alaska economy on charter service to ensure critical work force movements during this period of reduced air service.Reviewing other markets impacted by the Ravn suspension of service to consider how best to support affected communities.Alaska Air Cargo, a unit of Alaska Airlines, is optimizing use of its 3 dedicated freighter aircraft in the state of Alaska to ensure medical supplies, groceries and other essential shipments are delivered during this period of reduced air service. While currently under a hiring freeze driven by the COVID-19 crisis, Alaska Airlines’ human resources group will nonetheless host a job fair for Ravn employees impacted by that company’s cessation of service. We will work to provide these experienced airline workers with support in seeking new employment, including connecting with other companies that may be hiring. Tilden added: “We believe these are important steps that Alaska Airlines can take to support the infrastructure of the state of Alaska and ensure the people and communities of the state remain connected during this incredibly challenging time.”center_img Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines chief executive officer: “Having served Alaska for 88 years, Alaska Airlines has a special appreciation for the unique reliance most Alaskan communities have on air service. During this difficult moment, our hope is that air carriers across Alaska will make every effort to ensure continuity of service to all the state’s remote communities.  We are committed to working with those airlines, the Governor’s Aviation Advisory Board, Alaska Air Carriers Association, and the affected communities to connect Alaskans now and into the future.”last_img read more

Bristol Kick Off Season With Double Header

first_imgBristol Rugby face Harlequins on the opening day of the Aviva Premiership campaign on Saturday (4.30pm KO).Tickets in the Bristol Rugby supporters area are available online here, with two games of rugby – Saracens v Worcester and Harlequins v Bristol – on offer in a feast of rugby.Buy your tickets online and be part of the #WestCountryInvasion by clicking here.last_img