first_imgFULL SERIES COVERAGE “That should put the old myth about traffic issues away forever,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. “Long lines of traffic are a thing of the past and the improved access along the speedway’s most important highway will certainly catch the attention of fans.”The near completion of the DFW Connector project, one of the most complex construction projects in Dallas/Fort Worth history, has untangled an eight-mile stretch of highways 114 and 121 that run through nearby Grapevine. The construction project has made steady progress in alleviating traffic problems since it first began in October 2009.The completion of the DFW Connector project in October also will provide improved traffic flow for fans traveling from Dallas and points west of Texas Motor Speedway.“We used to tell our Dallas fans to take I-35E North to Denton and then take I-35W South to the speedway,” Gossage said. “We don’t have any hesitation to tell fans now to take 114 West from Dallas all the way to the speedway. The improvements have made it smooth sailing for fans.”Road improvements also have continued to take shape closer to the speedway with the Highway 114 Construction Project and Highway 114/170 expansion project, which surpass a combined total of $53.3 billion.The Highway 114 Construction Project targets the stretch of highway west of I-35W and covers the road east of FM 156, including a key segment in front of Texas Motor Speedway. The $18 million project will expand the two-lane road into a four-lane frontage road and is set to be completed at the end of next year.The Highway114/170 expansion project will provide a revamped interchange to improve traffic flow and alleviate congestion at the intersection of 114 and Trophy Lake Dr. in Trophy Club. The project begins at the intersection of Business Highway 114 and continues west, just beyond Westlake Parkway and Trophy Club Drive. “We appreciate the hard work and ongoing efforts of the entire team at the Texas Department of Transportation,” Gossage said. “These projects go a long way in enhancing the fan experience.” View all photos View all articlesView all videos FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 23, 2013) – Road improvements totaling more than $1.1 billion along Highway 114 will provide substantial advances to the ingress and egress of traffic flow for race fans visiting Texas Motor Speedway.The improvements along Highway 114 – the speedway’s main thoroughfare for fans east of Texas Motor Speedway – have continued to take shape as some projects will reach completion by November’s AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tripleheader weekend while the balance will be complete before the April 2014 NASCAR race weekend. The additional lanes along Highway 114 are expected to further improve the traffic flow during the AAA Texas 500 weekend and beyond. last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) CDC Image.LITTLE VALLEY – Two more deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County over the weekend.The County Health Department says an 82-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man developed respiratory failure and despite aggressive medical treatment was unable to overcome their illness.This is the 17th and 18th death in the county since the outbreak began, the 12th this month.In an interview with WNY News Now last week, the county’s health director says the increase in COVID-19 related deaths is primarily linked to those with preexisting conditions like diabetes. Additionally, four new cases of the virus were reported in Cattaraugus County bringing the number of active cases to 64 with 298 total and 318 recovered.In Chautauqua County 19 new cases were also reported over the weekend. The County Health Department is expected to release more information on the new activity today.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo December 21, 2011 Three Bolivians and two Peruvians were arrested with more than 1.5 tons of cocaine destined for Bolivia and Europe when a residence was searched in the region of Arequipa (in southern Peru), the Peruvian anti-drug police announced. The operation took place on December 18 in the Mariscal Cáceres district of the province of Camaná, where the drug traffickers had succeeded in camouflaging 1,320 kilos of the narcotic in the house’s patio. During a second intervention, the police seized 274 kilos of cocaine hidden in a tanker truck headed for the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz. “This is an international organization that was trying to get the drugs out of the country to Bolivia by land, in order to then send them to Europe by plane,” the director of the police, General Raúl Salazar, told the press. Salazar stated that three Bolivians (two men and a woman) were arrested in the operation and that the drugs are estimated to be worth 80 million dollars in Europe and 120 million dollars in Asia. The Bolivians were identified as Alejandro Condori Salvatierra, Primitiva Silita Fernández, and Ernesto Vidal Arce. In the last four months, the anti-drug police have arrested more than 20 Colombians who were trying to transport cocaine to the United States and Europe. A UN report stated in June that the area planted with coca – the raw material for cocaine – increased in Peru for the fifth consecutive year in 2010, rising to 61,200 hectares, compared to 59,900 hectares in 2009 and to the 62,000 hectares planted in Colombia.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was fatally struck by a truck in Bohemia on Wednesday evening.Suffolk County police said the pedestrian, whose identity wasn’t immediately available, was hit by an eastbound Freightliner on Veterans Memorial Highway at 9 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Fifth Squad detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8546.last_img

first_imgRyerson University – Internationally recognised pension expert Keith Ambachtsheer has been appointed senior fellow in retirement income security at the Canadian university’s National Institute on Ageing (NIA), a think tank specialising in “policy solutions at the intersections of healthcare, financial security, and social well-being”. Michael Nicin, NIA executive director, said: “Keith’s credentials, leadership, and willingness to tackle difficult questions on the Canadian retirement income landscape make him invaluable to our growing organisation.”Ambachsheer is co-founder of KPA Advisory Services and CEM Benchmarking Inc and holds myriad other roles, including adjunct professor of finance at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, and director emeritus of its International Centre for Pension Management. Willis Towers Watson – Alfred Kool, senior consultant for strategy and communication at Willis Towers Watson in the Netherlands, is to leave the company after eight years in the job. As of 1 May, he is to start as an independent adviser for strategic pensions communication, while also remaining available for WTW as an external adviser.Before joining WTW Kool was co-founder of communication firm Kool Baas & De Quelerij and worked as an independent communication consultant since 2005. In 1997 he started as director of communication at pension fund PGGM .Nikko Asset Management – The $201.8bn (€178.4bn) Japanese investment group has appointed a new global executive committee, naming six existing staff members to work alongside Junichi Sayato, chairman and co-CEO, and Hideo Abe, president and co-CEO, in supporting the management of the company. This will be effective 1 May.The individuals are: Yuji Ooyagi, Hiroki Tsujimura, Osamu Morita, Kunihiro Asai, Stefanie Drews, and Maho Nakada. They will each be responsible for a specified part of the business, and assist the co-CEOs “on all relevant matters”. Nikko said the new organisational arrangement will “further strengthen [the company’s] management systems, appropriately delegate authority, and thereby speed up business execution”. BNP Paribas Securities Services – Mark Schilstra has been hired as head of securities services for the Netherlands and Nordic area. He succeeded Robert van Kerkhoff, who started as head of Luxembourg, Netherlands and the Nordics on 1 March. During the past two years, Schilstra worked at State Street Bank, where he had been co-head of its operations team in Luxembourg. The Investor Forum – Luba Nikulina, global head of manager research at Willis Tower Watson, joined the not-for-profit organisation’s board of directors as a non-executive director effective 1 April.Simon Fraser, chairman of The Investor Forum, said “she brings the range of perspectives of her asset owner clients that we were seeking, as well as diversity of experience and competencies”. The Investor Forum organises and facilities dialogue between shareholders and companies, and was set up by institutional investors following the findings of the 2012 Kay Review of the UK equity market and long-term decision-making.TPT Retirement Solutions – The UK master trust has hired Gill Walker as business development manager. Walker joins from NOW: Pensions, where she was regional partnership manager, and has also held senior roles at Legal & General, Aegon and Scottish Equitable.Amundi –  Ryan Myerberg has been appointed head of absolute return, global fixed income, joining Amundi from Janus Henderson Investors where he was a senior portfolio manager for global macro and global credit strategies. Before that he was head of European fixed income for CF Global Trading in the UK and a trader at BlueMountain Capital Management in London. PGGM, Ryerson University, KPA Advisory, National Institute on Ageing, WTW, Nikko Asset Management, BNPP, The Investor Forum, TPR Retirement Solutions, AmundiPGGM – Edwin Velzel, chief executive of the €217bn asset manager and pensions provider PGGM, has returned to his position after five months’ absence due to illness. Kees Beuving, a veteran in the financial sector, was named temporary chief executive in January and worked as co-CEO with Paul Boomkamp, PGGM’s chief finance and risk officer. Beuving had been willing to stay on as long as needed.PGGM also said that Boomkamp would leave after the summer, following his appointment as financial trustee at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. Boomkamp started at PGGM in 2015. Before then he worked at the insurers Aegon and Axa as well as the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven.last_img read more

first_imgDr. Antony Levatino who performed over 1,000 abortions testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about Planned Parenthood’s medical procedures. Planned Parenthood has been under fire after videos were released showing how the mega abortion provider sold fetal tissue to researchers. Dr. Levatino gave this expert testimony in 2015. Hear the reason he no longer performs abortions.last_img

first_imgTEAMS in this year’s annual Diamond Mineral Water Hockey Festival will benefit from increased motivational thrust: there is a 200 per cent hike in the winner’s purse for the male and female divisions.According to President of the Guyana Hockey Board, the 2016 staging will see both the men’s and women’s purses being upped from US$1,000 to US$3,000 in order to keep quality high and hopefully attract teams from leading hockey nations in the future, while the runners-up will take home US$500.Speaking during the tournament’s launch — yesterday morning at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) pavilion — the GHB boss indicated that this is just one of the changes that the 13-year-old tournament is undergoing with the aim of doing more for the sport.A course is to be conducted from Monday, November 21, to the start of the tournament. It is being sponsored by Canadian national goalkeeper Mr. Shankar Premakanthan, and increased social media and internet presence, besides live streaming games via E-networks, are some of the new additions.“We have received firm confirmation from a total of eight overseas teams (coming) from Trinidad and Tobago, Canada and the USA this year. This, coupled with our local invited teams, makes the tournament comprise of a total of 17 teams, with time remaining for a few more uncertainties to confirm,” the GHB boss said.In addition to the local teams, Toronto Hockey from Canada, the Queens Park Hockey Club of Trinidad & Tobago, and The Ball Washers from Washington are some of the teams expected to be on show this year.Meanwhile the tournament’s Platinum and Gold Sponsors, Demerara Distillers Limited and Ansa McAl Limited respectively, were both on hand to show their support. DDL Brand Executive Larry Wills contended, “We are once again very happy to be a part of this tournament. It’s been a pleasure working with the Guyana Hockey Board, and we have really liked the work that they have done in executing the tournaments throughout the year.”Ansa McAl Beverage Marketing Manager Robert Hiscock said: “In this instance, we are sponsoring the veterans tournament, which I’ve been told is one of the more exciting aspects, and the Carib is very well enjoyed by those who participate. To sum it up lightly, I’d like to say good luck to all those participating,”The GHB has again invited Pan American Hockey Federation Umpires Manager Ms. Susie Gomes to oversee the festival in order to ensure the highest level of officiating possible.The tournament will take place from Thursday, November 24, to Sunday, November 27, at the National Gymnasium.last_img read more

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMississippi (13-14, 4-10) vs. No. 15 Auburn (23-4, 10-4)Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 15 Auburn looks to give Mississippi its 11th straight loss against ranked opponents. Mississippi’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 14 Mississippi State Bulldogs 81-77 on Jan. 12, 2019. Auburn is coming off a 73-66 win over Tennessee in its most recent game. February 24, 2020 ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Mississippi has relied on senior leadership this year while Auburn has been fueled heavily by freshmen. For the Rebels, seniors Breein Tyree, Devontae Shuler and Khadim Sy have combined to account for 58 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 69 percent of all Rebels points over their last five. On the other bench, freshmen .TERRIFIC TYREE: Tyree has connected on 37 percent of the 154 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 13 of 31 over his last five games. He’s also converted 80.8 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Mississippi is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 13-6 when scoring at least 63.PERFECT WHEN: Auburn is a perfect 20-0 when it scores at least 74 points. The Tigers are 3-4 when scoring any fewer than that.DID YOU KNOW: Auburn has attempted the most free throws in all of Division I. The Tigers have averaged 27.3 free throws per game.___center_img Ole Miss looks to knock off No. 15 Auburn For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

first_img… ‘Gold is Money’ favoured against Bent StreetTHE question on everyone’s lips is whether any of the remaining teams in the Georgetown Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ competition could stop reigning champions Sparta Boss from successfully defending their title.The champs who enjoy a love-and-hate relationship with the fans have shown that they are not going down without a fight and any team harbouring ambitions of dethroning them will have to be ready and well equipped to stop their march to another title.Tonight in Albouystown, they face nemesis Leopold Street in one semi-final, after booking their place with a 1-0 win over Queen Street of Tiger Bay, courtesy of an own goal.On the other hand, Leopold Street progressed to the last four, compliments of the skilful Omallo Williams, whose 12th strike proved enough to send California Square crashing out of the tournament.Also booking their places in the semi-finals were West Front Road ‘Gold is Money’ and Bent Street who defeated Rising Stars and Future Stars respectively.West Front Road first accounted for the scalp of Rising Stars thanks to a solitary goal from Randolph Wagner which came in the 17th minute of play, while Bent Street created the shockwave of the night when John Waldron netted a Guinness Goal in the 18th minute to secure a 2-0 win over the highly rated Future Stars.What is most certain is that the two matches in the main section are high-quality matchups and fans are assured of end-to-end action as the four teams fight to determine who will make the final, set for December 16, at Demerara Park.Meanwhile, despite the disappointment of walkovers in the Plate Section, play in this segment will see GTI Ballers take on North East La Penitence and Kingston tackle Upsetters in what are also considered to be bruising battles for the final two spots.This segment has a winner-take-all prize of $60 000 and a trophy.The overall winner of the G/town Zone will receive $500 000, a trophy and an automatic berth in the National playoffs, while second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will take home $250 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively along with trophies.Colours Boutique on Robb Street is also on board the event.The organisers and coordinators, Three Peat Promotions, has expressed thanks to the entire community of Albouystown for exhibiting good discipline, while the ranks of the Guyana Police Force are also being complimented for their solid support throughout the tournament.Complete FixturesSemi-finalGold is Money vs Bent Street – 22:00hrsSparta Boss vs Leopold Street – 22:45hrsPlate SemifinalGTI vs North East La Penitence – 21:00hrsKingston vs Upsetters – 21:30hrslast_img read more