LAX upgrade begins; changes still coming

first_imgThe Bradley Terminal project is part of an LAX renovation that has been in the planning stages for more than a decade. Then-Mayor Richard Riordan first proposed an upgrade that would have dramatically expanded LAX to accommodate 100 million passengers a year, sparking widespread criticism of the ambitious plan. After he took over as mayor, James Hahn got a scaled-back proposal approved by the City Council, but lawsuits filed by outraged officials in neighboring cities prevented the $11 billion project from moving forward. During the opening months of his administration, Villaraigosa persuaded the neighboring cities to drop their suits by agreeing to scale back the project further to about $4 billion and capping annual traffic at 79.8 million passengers. City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, the sister of the former mayor, said Monday that airport officials may have to rework the plans – which already have cost an additional $147 million – to accommodate more international flights because of demands from airlines. “We have to face the fact we have competition from San Francisco, from Seattle, from Las Vegas,” Hahn said. “If we are going to remain the No. 1 destination airport for international visitors, we are going to have to look at adding gates.” Los Angeles officials broke ground Monday on the long-awaited modernization of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal but acknowledged they’ll have to modify the $576 million project to reflect stiffening competition in the airline industry. The 38-month reconstruction will be the largest in city history, creating a state-of-the-art facility for 17 million international travelers a year. Funded by airline fees and federal grants, the project will be the first upgrade to the terminal since it opened in advance of the 1984 Summer Olympics. “We owe it to the millions of people who come to Los Angeles every year to have the most modern airport in the world,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said during a morning ceremony. “The Tom Bradley International Terminal is the first and last impression travelers have of Los Angeles. The upgrades will improve customer service so travelers’ first and last impression of our great city will be positive.” Located between Terminals 3 and 4 at Los Angeles International Terminal, the Bradley Terminal serves nearly three dozen airlines, from Aer Lingus to Varig. Plans call for upgrading Bradley’s 12 gates and adding 45,000 square feet of space to the million-square-foot building. There also will be new ticketing areas, luxury lounges and a $140 million in-line baggage-screening area. By contrast, San Francisco just doubled the size of its international terminal, to 1.6 million square feet, with two dozen gates available for international flights. “These other cities are going to compete for our business, and they should,” Villaraigosa said. “All it means is that we will have to do a better job here to fight for this business.” Airport Commission President Alan Rosenberg said LAX staff members are already reviewing the plans to determine how to add more gates. One option, he said, is to convert some of the seven other terminals to accommodate international operations. The Bradley Terminal renovation is the second phase of the modernization. Crews are also building a new south runway, which is scheduled for completion in April, and a new center taxiway designed to provide more space for airliners. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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B.C. construction industry throws support behind Site C

first_imgAn advance statement on the remarks by Association President Philip Hochstein claims Site C will give British Columbia a new source of reliable and renewable electricity that will help build the province for generations to come.It also reiterates the Hydro projection of 10,000 direct jobs with another 23,000 indirect ones created during the construction period, and predicts what he calls major economic and financial benefits for the Peace River Region.Hochstein adds that B.C. Hydro has done a substantial amount of research and preparation to mitigate or eliminate the impacts of the project, and that the construction industry will do its part by employing the most environmentally friendly techniques available to build the project. – Advertisement -Wednesday’s general session continues tonight at the Pomeroy Hotel from 7 to 9 p.m. and again Thursday at 9 a.m.last_img read more

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Moose Talks – Trevor Bolin and Karen Mason-Bennett

first_imgThis week on Moose Talks, host Dub Craig spoke with FSJ City Councillor, Trevor Bolin, about the Council’s recent endorsement for the 100th street corridor. Trevor also talked about what that means going forward! As well, Karen Mason-Bennett, the Executive Director of NEAT was in-studio to talk about the Pumpkin Plunge! Karen stated this is the final Yard Waste Drop-off happening Nov 2nd.Watch the full show here:- Advertisement -Moose Talks airs every Friday on Moose FM at 10 a.m. or online on the Facebook pages of Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca.Moose Talks is Produced by Tracy Teeves and Serena Deschnerlast_img read more

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Freak Liverpool winner sparks wild scenes at Anfield

first_img0Shares0000Divock Origi scored a late winner for Liverpool against Everton © AFP / Oli SCARFFLiverpool, United Kingdom, Dec 2 – Divock Origi’s freak injury-time winning goal settled a thrilling Merseyside derby as Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 on Sunday to stay in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City, although the FA may yet have the final word on a tempestuous finale to the game.Jurgen Klopp apologised on TV afterwards for his celebrations after Origi, making his first Premier League appearance since August 2017, scored the decisive 96th-minute goal. The German manager sprinted onto the field, running beyond the centre circle, while numerous coaching staff and substitutes headed towards the Kop to join Liverpool players celebrating with supporters.At the other end of Anfield, Everton supporters threw blue flares onto the field, another incident that will likely bring FA action.And while Klopp claimed he had apologised to opposite number Marco Silva after the game — a claim denied by the Everton man — the FA may take a dim view of the wild scenes.“Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva when we spoke to each other,” said Klopp. “I told him how much I respect his work. “What can I say about it? I didn’t want to run. It was not in my plan. I didn’t want to run to Ali (goalkeeper Alisson), I couldn’t stop obviously. Not cool, but it happened.”Silva rejected Klopp’s version of events, however. “He didn’t apologise to me,” he said. “To be honest, I didn’t see so I don’t know what he did and how he did it.“I think he didn’t expect anything (the late goal) so it was a lucky day for him.”– Freak goal –The goal came about in the most unlikely of circumstances as the seconds ticked down and Virgil van Dijk mishit a hopeful, desperate shot in the direction of the Everton goal, with the effort ballooning into the air and the defender turning his back in disgust.But goalkeeper Jordan Pickford struggled to judge the flight of the ball as it dropped from the Anfield night sky.The England man panicked, appearing to push the ball upwards before it bounced on top of the bar and into the path of Origi, who had a simple task to head into the open net.Pickford apologised for his blunder but gave a different version of events.“The ball spun and as I tried to flick it over, my hand hit the bar,” he said. “I think it is the Everton luck when we come to Anfield.”For Origi, whose derby appearance in April 2016 saw him suffer a career-threatening ankle injury before he was forced to spend last season on loan with Wolfsburg, it was a particularly sweet goal.“I said it to him, when I went to him on the pitch I had it in my mind. I’ve never forgot it (the injury) since,” said Klopp.“Fouls and harsh tackles happen, but in his case it was so obvious that it was a break in his development.“So it was always in my mind about Div that night (against Everton). And coming on tonight, he can finish that book and from now on everything will be fine again.”Origi might have won the game minutes earlier, striking a shot against the bar before Daniel Sturridge’s follow-up struck Gylfi Sigurdsson and led to strong penalty claims.But Everton could also point to two glorious first-half chances that might have ended their 19-year wait for a win at Anfield.First, Yerry Mina headed wide from close-range from a free-kick and then Andre Gomes’s double effort drew a stunning save from Alisson and goalline clearance from Joe Gomez.For Liverpool, Sadio Mane hurried a shot over from 10 yards and Xherdan Shaqiri was blocked by Pickford when a goal looked inevitable — signs of the home side being put off their stride by an impressive Everton.“I’m proud of my players, proud of how they performed this evening,” said Silva. “It was a lucky, lucky, lucky day for Liverpool.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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REVEALED: 22 SIGNS YOU’RE A DONEGAL FAN!

first_imgTHE gang at the score.ie have come up with a superb list which shows why you’re a Donegal fan.It is quite brilliant.And frankly, not worth trying to replicate. So you can read it here below – and then tell us on DD your signs of being a Donegal fan.http://www.thescore.ie/donegal-jim-mcguinness-4-923865-May2013/REVEALED: 22 SIGNS YOU’RE A DONEGAL FAN! was last modified: May 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:REVEALED: 22 SIGNS YOU’RE A DONEGAL FAN!last_img read more

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PAOK vs Chelsea: Europa League preview and predicted line-ups

first_imgPredicted line-upsPAOK XI: Paschalakis; Leo Matos, Varela, Crespo, Vieirinha; Canas, Mauricio, El Kaddouri; Leo Jaba, Karelis, BiseswarChelsea XI: Caballero; Zappacosta, Christensen, Cahill, Alonso; Ampadu, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek; Willian, Morata, Hudson-Odoi 2 Ampadu is expected to feature prominently in the Europa League 2 Chelsea’s last Europa League campaign ended in victory Maurizio Sarri’s side have enjoyed a perfect start to the season – winning all five of their league games so far – and the west Londoners are expected to keep that run going in Greece.Chelsea are heavy favourites to make it out Group L and into the Europa League knockout rounds, with Thursday’s opponents PAOK regarded as the second-best team, on paper, in the group.What the managers are sayingRazvan Lucescu (PAOK): “We have to manage every game in any competition. We will give everything to win the next game. Chelsea is one of the best teams in the world. We will be prepared and we have huge motivation for this game.”Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea): “In order to win our group, the match of tomorrow is the most important because it’s the most difficult match. In the first part of the season it’s very important to play with the same players. Tomorrow I have to change four, five players, but it’s impossible in this moment of a season to change 11 players for a match.” on target Where can you listen to the match?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of PAOK vs Chelsea in the Europa League, kick off 17:55. Click here for a live stream of PAOK vs ChelseaTeam newsSarri has taken a strong squad to Greece, though teenagers Ethan Ampadu, fresh off penning a new five-year contract with the club, and Callum Hudson-Odoi have also travelled. Cesc Fabregas and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could start in midfield if passed fit for the match. Chelsea begin their Europa League campaign on Thursday afternoon with a trip to Greece.The Blues take on PAOK of Thessaloniki in Europe’s secondary club competition, returning to this level for the first time since 2012/13, when they won the whole thing by defeating Benfica in the final. Latest Europa League news Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman last_img read more

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WEATHER WARNING AS GALES BATTER DONEGAL

first_imgMET EIREANN has issued a gale warning for Co Donegal for today and overnight.They have also issued a small craft warning.Celtic fans from Co Donegal in Glasgow for today’s title party match against Hearts will be unable to return home by fast ferries with P&O this evening after they were cancelled. However they will be able to catch conventional ferries.A Met Eireann spokesman said: “It will be very windy this afternoon and evening with strong and gusty southwest winds, strongest in Co Donegal, especially along the coasts.“There will also be heavy rain later which will clear to showers will reach the northwest this evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees.The winds are south-westerly – meaning it won’t be as cold as it was of late. WEATHER WARNING AS GALES BATTER DONEGAL was last modified: May 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WEATHER WARNING AS GALES BATTER DONEGALlast_img read more

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DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next week please email drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)Dance A dance will be held in St. Patrick’s hall this Thurs 28th Feb from 9.00 – 12 midnight. Music by Martin Duggan and Tory Sound. Adm is only €7. Tea served and everyone welcome.Cancer Cure Control CareA clothing collection in aid of Cancer Cure Control Care will take place next Thursday 28/02/13 @Main Street, Convoy (near the Church of Ireland) between 10.30-3.30pm Requested items include all types of household textiles, new/used clothing, shoes, handbags etc.Any further information contact Michael @ 086382197940th Anniversary of St. Patrick’s ChurchDrumkeen parish would like to invite everyone to celebrate the 40th anniversary of St. Patrick’s Church on Fri 15th March. The blessing of the new wall and gates will take place @ 6:15pm, and mass will be concelebrated by his Lordship Bishop Boyce and Fr. Herrity @7pm. Refreshments will be served in the hall after mass where a collection of old photographs will be on display. Contact Charlie on 087 7728608 for details.Parish Clean-UpIn preparation for the 40th anniversary of St. Patrick’s church the parish committee are having a spring clean-up around the church and hall area on Sat 09th March @ 10am. We would like to ask anyone who is available to come along and lend a hand, if even for a short while. All gloves, rubbish bags etc. will be supplied. This is a great opportunity to show your support for our very dedicated and hard working parish committee. Contact Johnny on 086 2107334 for any enquiries. Fund Raising DanceA dance will take place in aid of “Inis Aoibhinn Cancer Care West” Co. Galway this Fri 01st March 2013 in the Millview Inn Stranorlar. Music by Trevor Loughrey. The tickets are available by phoning the Millview on 086 832 8593 or 087 669 8178 and are priced at a very reasonable €5. Please come along and support this very worthy cause. Spot prizes and buffet on the night.St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in the Hall on Tues @8.30. Lotto results for 19/02/13 KK, WD, WH, CN 1 Matched 3 Eileen Harkin Convoy Next Weeks Jackpot €2850 Anyone wishing to buy or sell lotto’s contact any committee memberRegistration is now due and must be paid by the 26th March by 6 pm to be in with a chance to get tickets for Donegal v Tyrone Game Adults €30 and Minors €3 Contact Julia Blake on 0862 611290 Sam Will be at the St Mary’s Clubhouse on March 07th for anyone looking for photographs. All welcome to come along from 6:30pmDrumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 01st Mar from 7:30-9:30pm. Adult Leaders Harry Deasley, Patricia Doherty. Can all members call in to T Shirt Xpress on Neil T Blaney Road in Letterkenny to get fitted for a new hoody. We are having our Easter quiz on Fri 05th April in the hall @ 8pm.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 20th Feb 01, 06, 15, 22. No jackpot, 2 winners €50 each. John Cannon, Drumkeen. Fred, c/o Buncrana. Next weeks jackpot €775Go raibh maith agat.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute Band.Practice as usual in the hall every Tuesday at 7.00pm. All new members welcome.Drumkeen Children’s PlaygroundAfter many enquiries and representations from local residents and the play group with regard to erecting a play ground for kids in the parish, Councillor Cora Harvey has been actively pursuing this issue and is appealing to local land owners who feel they may have an appropriate site to contact her. You can contact Cora in the local constituency office in Ballybofey on 074 9130899.Councillor Harvey is working with DCC in relation to funding, but land acquisition is the first priority.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608FIBROMYALGIA DONEGAL SUPPORT GROUPHolding monthly meetings for people living with the Chronic Pain Condition Fibromyalgia. We hold monthly meetings – 1st Wed of the month in Letterkenny & 1st Fri of the month in Stranorlar.Also morning meetings may be run in Ballybofey on a Friday – if this is of interest to you, please get in contact.New members always welcome – why not come along for a cuppa and a chat.For more information, contact Jude Fibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookOr 0863945008 after 7pm or mikejay1@eircom.netSlimming WorldSlimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am, 12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. New members always welcome. Contact Catherine on 0863962666 for further information.DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: February 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

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Live preseason updates: Warriors vs. Suns, Monday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. Join us for live news and analysis Monday at 7:30 p.m. when the defending champion Warriors face the Phoenix Suns in a preseason game at Oracle Arena.The Warriors could have star guard Stephen Curry back on his bobblehead night when they play their third preseason game. Curry missed the Warriors’ Friday night victory over the Kings in Seattle while his wife, Ayesha, was undergoing a surgical procedure.The …last_img read more

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President Cyril Ramaphosa investment drive for the country

first_imgPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully secured £50M (R857M) funding from the United Kingdom(UK) to help South Africa improve its business environment, making it more attractive to investors with the aim of creating jobs and opportunities. This agreement was reached between the President and the British Prime Minister Theresa May.Points of discussion during the meeting included the potential for reinvigorating and revitalising the partnership between the UK and South Africa, where May said Britain was ready to support South Africa’s transformation and National Development Plan.This investment by the UK follows the President’s announcement on Monday evening that South Africa would be hosting a major investment conference in August or September 2018, which aims to raise over R1trillion in new investments over five years.“The investment conference, which will involve domestic and international investors in equal measure, is not intended merely as a forum to discuss the investment climate. Given the current rates of investment, this is an ambitious but realisable target that will provide a significant boost to our economy,” said Ramaphosa,Ramaphosa also unveiled the names of four ‘special envoys on investment’, who he said would spend the next few months engaging both domestic and foreign investors around economic opportunities in SA.The team includes;Former minister of finance Trevor Manuel,Former Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas,Executive Chair of the Afropulse Group Phumzile Langeni,Chair of the Liberty Group and former Standard Bank Head Jacko Maree.“They will be travelling to major financial centres in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to meet with potential investors. A major part of their responsibility will be to seek out investors in other parts of Africa, from Nairobi to Lagos and from Dakar to Cairo,” he said.The President also named businesswoman Trudi Makhaya as his Economic Advisor and the person who will coordinate the work of the four special envoys and arrange a series of investment roadshows in preparation for the conference.Makhaya holds a number of degrees in Business and Economics, including from Oxford University and the University of the Witwatersrand, she has vast experience in the financial sector.“Our task, as South Africans, is to seize this moment of hope and renewal, and to work together to ensure that it makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our people,” said Ramaphosa.“This requires tough decisions to be made to close the fiscal gap, stabilise debt and restore the health of state-owned enterprises”, he saidsource: news24.comEarlier in the year Team South Africa attended the annual meeting of World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland led by President Cyril Ramaphosa. South Africa’s theme for was “Reigniting Growth Momentum”.Upon return from the forum, President Cyril Ramaphosa said “the South African delegation returned with a “bag full of investment commitments”,This means that the investment drive announced by the President then now being implemented.“Many of the business leaders I have met here have said they are buoyed by this new mood in the country. We want to hear the investing world saying that your message is clear, positive and forward-looking It is the type of message that you can have confidence in and correct some of the missteps in the past,” said Ramaphosa.The success of the investment will be one that positively impacts South Africa and paints the Nation Brand with strokes of a better brighter economy.last_img read more

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