Press release: Work to regenerate dock area in Hull gets under way

first_imgCouncillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment and Regeneration, said: It is great to see work starting in this area. It marks the beginning of an exciting journey ahead as we embark on an ambitious project to reconnect this part of the city centre with the waterfront, offering a new visitor centre and dry-berth for the Arctic Corsair telling the maritime story and important role this area played. As well as improving flood defences in the area we hope the scheme will help provide a springboard for development and help continue to attract tourists to the city following the success of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth Minister, Jake Berry MP, said: The Hull+ scheme – a collaboration between Hull City Council and the Environment Agency – will see an investment of up to £5 million in environmental enhancements to the Dock Office Row area, as well as reducing flood risk to businesses, providing greater economic and job security in the area.Funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Environment Agency, it is envisaged that the work will generate additional investor confidence in the area.It will complement the £27.4m Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project being delivered by Hull City Council. A grant of £15 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund helped enable the project.The Dock Street area is identified as having potential to be used as a tourist destination in the local plan and includes improved footpaths to the waterfront.Hull+ project manager Paul Ahdal, of the Environment Agency, said: I am really pleased to see this vital scheme coming together, delivering jobs and flood improvements for local businesses. It’s a great example of the Government working in partnership with the Council to stimulate growth through infrastructure and heritage investment in the Northern Powerhouse. The first phase of work will see the removal of silt from the dry dock area off Dock Office Row.This will allow the Arctic Corsair to be relocated to the area after being renovated by contractors for Hull City Council.The silt removed will be sent for recycling and used in the manufacture of building blocks.The Hull+ scheme compliments a number of other projects in the area which include the River Hull Defences, delivered by the Environment Agency, and the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project, delivered by Hull City Council.last_img read more

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Bailey appointed director of BGLTQ student life at Harvard

first_imgHarvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, announced today the appointment of Vanidy M. Bailey as director of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer (BGLTQ) student life. Bailey will begin working in the new position on July 16.Bailey will report to the assistant dean of student life, and will oversee all initiatives that support BGLTQ undergraduate student life, including student and organization advising, programming, residential staff training, alumni relations, and policy development.“I am delighted that Vanidy Bailey has agreed to take on this new and exciting role at Harvard College. The director and the recently opened BGLTQ office and lounge in Boylston Hall will provide critical resources for undergraduates who identify as BGLTQ, or have questions about their sexuality,” Hammonds said. “With years of student life experience, especially working with LGBT students and managing an array of programs at the LGBT Resource Center at UC-San Diego, Vanidy Bailey is ideally suited for the position here. I look forward to working with Vanidy to take the College’s existing programs and resources for BGLTQ students and make them more robust and accessible.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Premier League club sign Championship star for record fee

first_imgHe has signed a five-year contract and becomes Villa’s second window signing after defender Matty Cash, who was brought in from Nottingham Forest for $A29 million.“Ollie has developed into one of the most sought-after strikers in the country,” said Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.“We are looking forward to him showing his qualities in an Aston Villa shirt. He is a hugely determined character.”The move reunites Watkins with Smith, who was Brentford manager when he joined the London club from Exeter in 2017.Villa had been looking to bolster their firepower after only securing Premier League survival on the final day of last season.They had been linked with Callum Wilson prior to his move from Bournemouth to Newcastle earlier this week. Premier League campaigners Aston Villa completed a club record transfer on Wednesday, signing Brentford striker Ollie Watkins for a reported £28million.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: JUST-IN: Luis Suarez plays down Barcelona exit talksWatkins said: “I am so excited to join Aston Villa and to reunite with Dean Smith as my head coach.” I cannot wait to wear the famous claret and blue (Aston Villa kit colours) in the Premier League. I want to do something special here and score some goals.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Watkins, 24, was joint top goalscorer in the second-tier Championship last season with 26 goals in a campaign that saw the Bees reach the Championship play-off final. Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVlast_img read more

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Air New Zealand’s ‘Airband’ a world first

first_imgAir New Zealand has introduced a world first for children flying unaccompanied, giving parents and guardians the opportunity to follow the steps in their journey.Children travelling alone on Air New Zealand services will now receive an Airband™ at check-in as part of the service.  The wristband is embedded with a chip which is scanned at key stages of the journey to trigger text notifications to up to five nominated contacts.Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Carrie Hurihanganui says Airband is a great example of the airline investing in technology to enhance the customer experience.“We know that having your child travel on their own can be a nervous time for both children and their guardians.  While our staff have always taken great care of children travelling solo, we identified that there was an opportunity to enhance the experience for kids while at the same time giving caregivers further peace of mind and visibility of their journey,” says Ms Hurihanganui.“We believe this is the first time this type of technology has been used by an airline anywhere in the world for the purpose of providing caregivers greater peace of mind when their child is travelling alone.  We have been trialling it across our network over recent months and the feedback from parents and guardians has been very positive with many welcoming the additional reassurance of knowing where in the journey their child is.”The airline’s new service applies to all children aged between five and 11 who’re travelling alone – but those aged up to 16 years can choose to opt in.The new service is being offered on a complimentary basis through until 3 February 2016.  Bookings made from this date will incur a fee of $15 per child for each one way domestic journey, or $40 per child for each one way international journey. Suggested read: Air New Zealand brings the future of air travellast_img read more

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How to Sell Green Upgrades: A Few Small Things

first_imgOffering your client small upgrades that have tangible green benefits for them (and profit opportunities for you) always makes sense. And when your business is not as strong as you would like, it becomes even more imperative that you not let these opportunities slip away.Here are two of my favorite easy-to-sell small upgrades that can improve the performance of your home and make you extra money to boot. Your labor costs to install it will be the same as regular drywall, but you should earn a good mark-up on the increased cost of the product. We have always applied a flat rate charge of $200-$400 (depending on the size of the area) on top of the additional materials cost. Not a lot of money to the client, but a little extra profit for you and a whole lot of benefit! QuietRockInstall QuietRock in lieu of typical drywall wherever you want to keep out noise. The master bedroom is a great place to start, because we all want to have a quiet room to sleep in at the day of the day.Look at your exterior walls to see if they are adjacent to a basketball hoop, a garage band, your air conditioning unit (or the neighbors’ unit), and install QuietRock on that one wall. It will simply make a huge difference. HOW TO SELL GREEN UPGRADESPart One: Radiant Barrier PaintsPart Two: Tankless Water HeatersPart Three: Energy AuditsPart Four: Exhaust FansPart Five: Electrical ImprovementsPart Six: Better Insulation center_img Factory Primed Wood Window FramesBoy, if this won’t save you a ton of time and hassle in the field, then nothing will. Do you prefer for your painters to prime the wood frames on site, or do you prefer installing factory-primed windows? And what costs more — the $25 to $45 upcharge per window from the window company or the $75 to $100 charge from your painter?And with all due respect, who does a higher quality job applying the primer, in all the nooks and crannies, with no primer on the hardware? Of course, the factory-applied primer saves you time in the field, is a higher quality application, and costs you less. You should explain those benefits to the client and mark that line item up accordingly (100%) in your window package.Oh yeah, what makes factory primed windows green? Well, many programs recognize components that do not require finishing in the field are green because finishing processes at the factory are more resource-efficient and it is easier to reduce and capture the overspray. Also, exposing your painters in the field to primers can be a health risk, and you have responsibility for dealing with the overspray and solvents used to clean their equipment.So don’t forget, like in baseball where you can swing for the fences or remember the basics and play small ball: the same goes for residential construction. You may occasionally make a lot of money upgrading a roof, insulation, or appliance package. But you have to be able to play small ball as well — and that means understanding the value and having the skill to sell the small basic upgrades that the client will understand and see benefit in purchasing.last_img read more

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Sania Mirza-Elena Vesnina lose French Open women’s doubles final

first_imgSania Mirza missed out on winning her second Grand Slam title as she and her partner Elena Vesnina lost the French Open women’s doubles final to unseeded Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in Paris on Friday.Unforced errors cost the seventh seed Indo-Russian pair dearly as they lost the summit clash 4-6 3-6 in one hour and 21 minutes at Court Suzanne Lenglen here.It was a good opportunity for Sania to add a women’s doubles title to her already Australian Open mixed doubles trophy, which she won along with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009 but it turned to be an off day for the Indian and her partner Vesnina.Nevertheless, Sania did create a history of sorts by becoming first Indian female tennis player to reach the women’s doubles final.Vesnina struggled with her first serve throughout and Sania’s feeble shots at the net only helped the cause of the Czech pair.Even the Czech players, especially Andrea, struggled with the first serve in windy conditions but the Indo-Russian pair committed more unforced errors.A strong show by Lucie turned out to be the real difference between the two teams as she did not drop her serve even once and had good control over her strokes.Sania prevented a first set rout when she held serve in the seventh game when they were down 1-5. They made it 4-5 after breaking Andrea in the eighth game, raising hopes of a comeback.But Lucie served out the first set in the 10th game when the Russian hit a backhand long on the second set point.advertisementLucie had committed a double fault on first set point but an unforced error by Sania gave the opponents a second chance which they converted thanks to Elena’s long backhand.The second set too started badly for Sania and Elena as the Russian dropped her serve to hand a mini lead and then she could not held her serve even once.Sania raised her game in the second set and created opportunities but Elena had a poor day.They had a chance to turn the tables when they broke Andrea in the fourth game and had two breakpoints against the same player in the eighth game to make it 4-4 but Lucie yet again played well and denied the rivals a comeback.Lucie hit a volley winner to win the match on second match point.Elena and Sania split euro 165000 as prize money while the winners took home euro 330,000.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Adam Silver: Changes to NBA All-Star Game ‘an earring on a pig’

first_imgTrump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy The problem, Silver said, is how to make these other events meaningful.“The All-Star Game didn’t work,” he said, calling it “an afterthought” of the weekend despite changes like tinkering with the rosters through a player draft that was made public for the first time. “I get it. We put an earring on a pig.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe league is unlikely to make any changes — at least not any time soon — if only because a 70-game schedule like the one Silver discussed would require each team to give up six home games. Although players and coaches would love to see a shorter season, none is excited about taking a 20 percent pay cut.But the analytics conference in Boston’s Bay Bay convention center gives Silver the opportunity to think aloud about ways to make the NBA better. In past years he has addressed possible changes to the draft to discourage teams from tanking, but this year’s hot topic was New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the matter says that the NBA recently sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association about lowering the minimum age to enter the NBA Draft from 19 to 18, as the sides continuing moving toward eliminating the “one-and-done” policy that has many elite players going to college for one season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)BOSTON — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he would consider shortening the regular season, but only if the league could develop something meaningful to do to replace the games — and revenue — they would be giving up.Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, Silver raised the idea of replacing the All-Star Game with a midseason or preseason tournament in which teams would compete for a separate championship, like they do in European soccer. Or groups of teams could compete in mini-tournaments in Asia or Europe.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Celtics beat Wizards to end 4-game slide Silver said Davis’ public trade request (through his agent) was a problem for the league, but not all that different than other players who made the request behind the scenes. The more frequent shuffling of stars among teams was an unintended consequence of a collective bargaining agreement that was designed to shorten contracts so players wouldn’t be earning huge salaries long after they were productive.“Maybe that was a mistake,” Silver said.Davis told the Pelicans he would not accept an extension, but the team did not trade him before the deadline and then mulled whether to sit him out to minimize the risk of injury — and maximize its draft position. He is expected to be traded over the summer.“It’s a bad dynamic,” Silver said. “It’s a bit of a mess.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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24 days ago​Allardyce can’t envisage Southgate swapping England for Spurs

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Allardyce can’t envisage Southgate swapping England for Spursby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England manager Sam Allardyce does not see Gareth Southgate leaving the national team for Tottenham.There are suggestions that Spurs would look to England boss Southgate if they lose Mauricio Pochettino to Real Madrid this summer.But Allardyce, who also had a very short stint in charge of England, does nots ee why Southgate would give up a great job with England.He told talkSPORT when asked about the possibility of Southgate going to Tottenham: “It depends on his own ambitions, on whether he thinks he’s got something to prove by coming to manage in the Premier League, because obviously his Middlesbrough days didn’t last very long or end too well because he got thrown in the deep end.”Obviously he’s learnt an awful lot from then to now. I think his partnership with [assistant] Steve Holland is extremely good and that relationship is excellent.”They may fancy a dabble back [in the Premier League], but it’s a big ask leaving England to go and manage in the Premier League.”At some point or other, it depends on the situation of the FA being willing to let him go, Gareth wanting to go, and how much the compensation would be and whether [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy is willing to pay it.”I can’t see him going before the Euros and I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment.” last_img read more

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