Cabinet Awards $722.5-Million Contract for Phase One Redevelopment of Hampden Wharf

first_imgA contract valued at $722.5 million was awarded to Surrey Paving and Aggregate Co. Limited for the redevelopment of Hampden Wharf phase one in Falmouth, Trelawny.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, during Wednesday’s (July 11) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.The Hampden Wharf project, to be funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), includes establishment of an artisan village that will accommodate 30 shops on 540 square metres of the land owned by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ).Other aspects of the project include extension of the port; paved surfaces with mixed textures and defined paths; landscaped areas; storyboards where applicable; adaptive reuse of historic buildings; and a rich mix of retail and local eateries, craft and history.last_img read more

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Rock Island Arsenal Fabricates White House Fence Spikes

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Spikes now being installed on the White House fence to enhance security were manufactured at Rock Island Arsenal’s Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center.The “removable anti-climb feature consisting of sharp metal points” was designed by the U.S. Secret Service. Rock Island Arsenal, located on the Mississippi River between Iowa and Illinois, is the Army’s only full-scale metal manufacturer. Personnel from the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center began helping to install the spikes last week. The work should be finished next month.The security enhancements are intended only as a temporary measure; the Secret Service and the National Park Service are developing a long-term design solution. The modifications are a response to an incident last year in which a man carrying a knife scaled the White House fence, ran across the North Lawn and entered the residence before being tackled by a Secret Service officer.To see the fencing being installed, watch a video from the Washington Post.last_img read more

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Amazon Music Launches Free Streaming Tier Through Alexa Only for Now

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Over the past few years, Amazon has quietly become the third-largest streaming service in the world, behind Spotify and Apple Music — a fact that is obscured by its relatively small place in Amazon’s gargantuan business. However, led by VP of Music Steve Boom, over the past couple of years the company has been pushing harder into the music space, with exclusive features on big artists with new releases — such as its one-time-only “SoundBoard” specials with U2, Elton John and Justin Timberlake — and generally making more noise about its offerings. This move is clearly an attempt to gain greater leverage in the music world — and, not least, to provide more advertising opportunities for its partners and products.center_img Amazon Music today basically soft-launched its free streaming tier, in which U.S. customers of its Alexa voice assistant will have access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations, at no cost. The limited access that the new free service provides — it’s only available through Alexa, and when the listener requests a song, it leads to an Amazon playlist or station, rather than an album — is presumably the first phase of a full ad-supported (i.e. free, with ads) streaming tier that will launch at some point in the future.“Beginning today, customers in the U.S. who do not yet have a Prime membership or a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited will now be able to listen to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations for free with Amazon Music on compatible Alexa-enabled devices,” the announcement reads. “Customers now have access to play a station based on a song, artist, era, and genre, and to hear some of Amazon Music’s top global playlists including Country Heat, Fuego Latino, Pop Culture, and more.”last_img read more

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CM slams Centre over LPG price hike

first_imgKolkata: Coming down heavily on the BJP, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the soaring prices of essential commodities will result in the middle-class being badly hit which will, in turn, become a question of their basic sustenance. “The hike in fuel price will affect the kitchen while the rise in the price of petrol and diesel will hit the transport sector badly,” she told newsmen on Saturday.The Chief Minister also said that the price of cooking gas has skyrocketed without any rhyme or reason. “Things are going beyond the reach of the middle-class. How can they make their both ends meet? How can they sustain,” she said and added: “But the Centre is not taking any measure to bring down the prices of petrol and diesel and that of the cooking gas.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that the Trinamool Congress is the first national party to raise voice against the hike in the price of fuel. The Trinamool supremo had instructed her party leaders to hold rallies and meetings throughout the state. On Tuesday, the youth wing of the party had held a sit-in demonstration at the Gandhi Statue. The meeting was addressed by the president of the youth wing Abhishek Banerjee.Banerjee has said over and again that the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel are affecting the transport sector badly. “The Centre is totally indifferent towards this problem faced by the common people,” she maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAsked if she would attend the meeting of the Niti Aayog scheduled to be held in Delhi on June 16 to be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Banerjee said: “How can I take part in the meeting as Eid will be celebrated on that day. I want to be by the side of my people on the day of festivals. I take part in Durga Puja, Eid and Christmas and I do not differentiate between communities. I think they did not check the calendar before fixing the date of the meeting.”last_img read more

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Entrepreneur Daily Deals CantMiss Savings on DropBox Logitech Accessories and More

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 19, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we’ve rounded up three can’t-miss deals on stuff you won’t want to miss. Check it out:1. Up to 50 Percent off Logitech Mice and Keyboards at AmazonIn the market for a new keyboard or mouse? We have some great prices here, including one of the lowest we’ve seen on the popular Logitech MX Anywhere for $28, a simple wireless mouse for only $9 or the popular K750 wireless solar keyboard for only $38. Today only!2. DropBox Pro One-year Subscription + $15 Dell Gift Card for only $69.99 (Orig $99)This is one of the only deals we’ve ever seen for DropBox. Not only is it 30 percent off but its also include a $15 Dell Gift Card, which drops the effective price you will pay to $55. Typically DropBox Pro is $99 for a year.3. $100 Apple iTunes Gift Card for $85 (Orig $100)This deal effectively gives you 15 percent off anything you pay for via iTunes, including subscriptions Netflix, Spotify and more. This is one of the few ways we know of to get a discount.Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.  Register Now » 2 min readlast_img read more

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Google announces the stable release of Android Jetpack Navigation

first_imgYesterday, Google announced the stable release of the Android Jetpack Navigation component. This component is a suite of libraries and tooling to help developers implement navigation in their apps, whether it is incorporating simple button clicks or more complex navigation patterns such as app bars and navigation drawers. Some features of Android Jetpack Navigation Handle basic user actions You can make basic user actions like Up and Back buttons work consistently across devices and screens for better user experience. Deep linking Deep linking gets complicated as your app gets more complex. With deep linking, you can enable users to land directly on any part of your app. In the Navigation component, deep linking is a first-class citizen to make your app navigation more consistent and predictable. Reducing the chances of runtime crashes It ensures the type safety of arguments that are passed from one screen to another. This, as a result, will decrease the chances of runtime crashes as users navigate in your app. Adhering to Material Design guidelines You will be able to add navigation experiences like navigation drawers and navigation bottom bars to make your app navigation more aligned with Material Design guidelines. Navigation Editor You can use the Navigation Editor to easily visualize and manipulate the navigation graph, a resource file that contains all of your destinations and actions, for your app. The Navigation Editor is available in Android Studio 3.3 and above. To know more in detail, check out the official announcement. Read Next Android Q Beta is now available for developers on all Google Pixel devices Android Studio 3.5 Canary 7 releases! Android Things is now more inclined towards smart displays and speakers than general purpose IoT deviceslast_img read more

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Sunwing confirms departures from Buffalo flights from Waterloo to DR

first_imgSunwing confirms departures from Buffalo; flights from Waterloo to DR Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Punta Cana Friday, July 29, 2016 center_img TORONTO — Sunwing Vacations will offer all-inclusive packages with departures from Buffalo International Airport for a third season, as well as direct weekly flights between Waterloo and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.Sunwing Vacations will offer, for a third year in a row, all-inclusive packages departing from Buffalo to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Cancun, Mexico over the coming winter season.Departing on Sundays between February and April, 2017 to Cancun and Saturdays between February and April, 2017 to Punta Cana, vacationers can take advantage of weekend flying schedule to each destination.Easily accessible from many of Southern Ontario’s cities such as St Catherine’s, Niagara, London, and Hamilton, Buffalo Niagara International Airport has gained popularity in recent years with vacationers on both sides of the border looking for a sunshine getaway.A short drive from the Canadian border, travellers from the airport can take advantage of low-priced on airport parking and a swift onward journey through the compact airport terminal to their final destination.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWT“We are delighted to return to Buffalo for a third consecutive season. Buffalo Niagara International Airport is a convenient hub for our customers living in Southern Ontario and we are pleased that our vacation packages have been so well received over the past two winters.” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing Vacations. “The return of these popular flight services will allow travellers to escape the cold winter months and enjoy the sunny beaches of Cancun and Punta Cana.”New for the coming winter season, Sunwing Vacations will provide direct weekly flights between Waterloo, Ontario and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.Beginning Thursday December 22, 2016 and continuing through March 23, 2017, the new service will connect residents of the Waterloo region with the popular Caribbean vacation destination in just over four hours.“We are delighted to be able to offer direct flights from Waterloo Region to Punta Cana this coming winter,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing Vacations. “Our sunshine flights have been well received by travellers from the Waterloo Region for the past seven seasons and we are sure Punta Cana will prove a popular choice this year.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”For more information, visit sunwing.ca Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest 100s of flights cancelled

first_img CHICAGO — A wintry storm brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of the Midwest early Monday, grounding hundreds of flights and causing some road traffic chaos as commuters returned to work after the Thanksgiving weekend.The Chicago Department of Aviation reported early Monday that average departure delays at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are 77 minutes, and the flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that more than 350 flights headed to or from the U.S. were cancelled.Heavy snow was expected to continue through the early hours of Monday with up to a foot (30 centimetres) of snow expected in Chicago, including wind gusts of up to 50 mph (80 kph) likely to cause whiteout conditions, according to The National Weather Service.Parts of southeastern Wisconsin, just north of Chicago, suffered a glancing blow from the storm, with about 9 inches (23 centimetres) of blowing and drifting snow.On Sunday, Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a state of emergency after 2 to 14 inches (5 to 36 centimetres) of snow fell in parts of Kansas. The state Department of Transportation reported several road closures Monday, mostly in the extreme northeast, but said a stretch of Interstate 70 that had been closed on Sunday was reopened.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksThe National Weather Service said that 3 to 9 inches fell across northern Missouri on Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported multiple fender-benders but by midmorning on Monday the Department of Transportation said all roads were opened. Flights were mostly on time Monday at Kansas City International Airport, one day after the storm caused widespread delays. Share Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest, 100s of flights cancelled << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, November 26, 2018 Tags: Chicago, Snow Storm, Weather By: The Associated Presslast_img read more

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