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first_imgWe use data from eight satellites to statistically examine the role of chorus as a potential source of plasmaspheric hiss. We find that the strong equatorial (|λm| < 6o) chorus wave power in the frequency range 50 < f < 200 Hz does not extend to high latitudes in any MLT sector and is unlikely to be the source of the low frequency plasmaspheric hiss in this frequency range. In contrast, strong equatorial chorus wave power in the medium frequency range 200 < f < 2000 Hz is observed to extend to high latitudes and low altitudes in the pre‐noon sector, consistent with ray tracing modelling from a chorus source and supporting the chorus to hiss generation mechanism. At higher frequencies, chorus may contribute to the weak plasmaspheric hiss seen on the dayside in the frequency range 2000 < f < 3000 Hz band, but is not responsible for the weak plasmaspheric hiss on the nightside in the frequency range 3000 < f < 4000 Hz.last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – Gonzaga rallied late to spoil Blake Inouye’s solid outing and an opportunity for a BYU sweep Saturday in a 4-3 decision at Larry H. Miller Field.“When two good teams play, you win or lose with a play here or there,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “We saw some good things this week.”The Bulldogs (12-10, 3-3 West Coast Conference) used a single and a Cougar error en route to loading the bases in the eighth with a 1-1 tie. A single, two walks and a hits batsman plated three Zags and BYU (12-10, 2-4 WCC) was unable to come back.Inouye started for the Cougars and allowed just four hits and one earned run in six innings of work.“Blake (Inouye) gave us exactly what we needed,” Littlewood said. “He showed us that he can definitely be a starter for us.”BYU scored first by getting Mitch McIntyre over and in after he reached on an error in the third. Gonzaga squared it up at 1-1 with a pair of hits in the sixth.The Cougars responded to the Bulldogs’ eighth-inning rally by putting up a pair of runs in the bottom half. Jarrett Perns led off the inning with a double and Keaton Kringlen and Brian Hsu singled. However, BYU stranded runners on the corners with a 6-3-6 double play groundout.On Tuesday, the Cougars play at UVU in the second leg of the UCCU Crosstown Clash (BYU won the first game 9-3 in Provo). Then, they play a three-game weekend series at Pepperdine.​ March 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Three-run eighth dooms Cougars in 4-3 loss to Gonzaga Written by Tags: Baseball/BYU Cougars/WCC Robert Lovelllast_img read more


first_imgA respected Oxford historian has sparked international debate this week as he urged governments to reconsider what information really needs to be protected in light of WikiLeaks.Speaking at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies, said, “Every organisation should think very hard about what it is you really need to protect. You’re probably protecting a whole lot you don’t need to. And then do everything you can to protect that smaller amount.”He added, “I do not believe that the online world means that there can be no secrecy and everyone will know everything about everyone.”He spoke at a closed session at the Forum where participants wrestled with the thorny questions surfaced by the explosion of online information and the WikiLeaks phenomenon in particular.last_img read more


first_imgOxford University Press has recently submitted a planning application to carry out an extensive expansion upon its Jericho headquarters, amidst strong objections from residents and architectural groups.The plans involve the demolition of the C wing of the Grade II* listed building, which was erected in 1895. This wing is set to be rebuilt and expanded into a new wing on the east corner of the site, in order to create more space for OUP employees, who currently total more than 1,800.OUP has been keen to stress that these plans are still in their infancy, and that as yet there is no timetable for either the inception or completion of this work. They also emphasised that they were taking the views of residents and other groups into account.Stewart Pegum, Director of Facilities and Estates at OUP, said, “We have been working closely with local residents, the Oxford Preservation Trust, and local councillors to ensure the plans are in keeping with our surroundings, and to minimise any possible impact on residents”.However, despite these overtures, not all are satisfied with the proposed works, and the plans have provoked negative responses from various organisations.The Jericho Community Association (JCA) has voiced its disapproval at the modern design of the intended building, and The Georgian Group has submitted an objection to the Oxford City Council, supported by The Victorian Group of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society.The objection states that the proposed works “would be damaging to the setting of the historical Oxford University Press building and the character of the Conservation Area”.The Georgian Group has taken particular issue with the proposed large glazed wall, which it deems “would be detrimental to the historically modest and suburban character of this part of Oxford”.Pegum, on the other hand, said that “the scale, height and materials of the extension and new parts of the scheme have been carefully considered to compliment the neighbouring listed buildings and to fit in sympathetically with the character of the conservation era.”However, some Oxford students have dismissed this architectural debate as unimportant, and have stated that OUP’s ability to function as well as possible should override any aesthetic considerations.A student at St Peter’s College observed, “People shouldn’t look upon this as compromising what is already there, but as building upon the pillars on which Oxford stands, the pillars of knowledge and innovation.”last_img read more


first_imgInterim Appellate Court Clerk Replaces SmithDave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.comLong-serving Indiana appellate court clerk Kevin S. Smith resigned recently, and former deputy clerk Greg Pachmayr is now serving as interim clerk.The transition came without announcement, and Smith appears to have stepped down in mid-March. Appellate court opinions last bore Smith’s official clerk stamp on March 16. Subsequent opinions are file stamped with a generic, unsigned seal from the clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Tax Court.Smith, who served as clerk since 2006, could not be reached for comment Friday. A source familiar with the situation said Smith had resigned to pursue career opportunities in private practice. He was admitted to practice in 1997 and had a career in private practice prior to his tenure as clerk. Pachmayr was admitted to practice in 2009 and prior to serving as deputy clerk had worked in the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.Duties of the clerk include maintaining documents filed in appeals, collecting case filing fees that are deposited in the state general fund, and issuing orders and opinions from the appeals courts. Among other duties, the clerk also maintains the roll of attorneys, collects and distributes attorney licensing fees, and in conjunction with the Board of Law Examiners, twice annually administers the oath of attorneys to new lawyers.Smith’s resignation comes amid numerous pending departures and changes in the leadership of the Division of State Court administration. The courts announced in February the creation of a new office of judicial administration to be led by a chief administrative officer and a fiscal officer. Friday is the deadline for applications for those positions.Longtime Division of State Court Administrative Executive Director Lilia Judson is acting as interim CAO and plans to retire after facilitating a transition to the new CAO. Likewise, Friday is the final day for David Remondini, interim executive director of the Division of State Court Administration.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgAlthough Section 4 is now open to traffic, I-69 construction continues. Inspections and punch-list items will require occasional lane closures into 2016 between Crane and Bloomington. Traffic should expect delays at traffic shifts and lane closures as State Road 37 is upgraded to I-69 from Bloomington to Martinsville. “Hoosiers know that roads mean jobs, and this new interstate section is a key component to the economic vitality and development of southwest Indiana,” said Governor Pence. “Finishing what we’ve started with I-69 will connect an entire region of our state with improved access to jobs, education and healthcare.” “Our infrastructure is one of the many reasons Indiana is recognized as a great place to do business,” said Becky Skillman, former Lieutenant Governor and president and CEO of Radius Indiana. “This new-terrain interstate with sections wide open for development will be a game changer for many communities.” “The new I-69 will easily connect the third largest naval installation in the world’s national experts with DoD, industrial and academic leaders to develop advanced war-fighting technology,” said Capt. JT Elder, commanding officer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. Governor Mike Pence today joined state and local leaders to open I-69 Section 4 in Greene and Monroe counties. Following today’s ceremony, Governor Pence led a caravan to open the new 27 miles between U.S. 231 near Naval Support Activity Crane and State Road 37 south of Bloomington. The new I-69 section has three new exits at State Road 45, State Road 445 and State Road 37. Teardrop-shaped roundabouts are used to control State Road 445 traffic at the I-69 Exit 104 ramps near the Greene-Monroe county line. 120915_I-69 Announcement_2 Aerial footage of the new I-69 section, including 360-degree views of exits and major bridges can be found athttps://youtu.be/41Pqh2DHsK4. “Interstate 69 construction continues to progress north at a steady clip,” said Kevin Brinegar, chair of the Hoosier Voices for I-69 Board of Directors. “Today’s opening of I-69 Section 4 is the first, important link in establishing a direct, four-lane that connects Evansville and Indianapolis with the global economy.” “Projects like I-69 illustrate the Indiana Department of Transportation’s strong commitment to modernizing Indiana’s transportation infrastructure,” Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson said. “The more than $1 billion invested in Indiana’s roads over the last two years combined with Governor Pence’s 21st Century Crossroads plan have Indiana positioned to remain the Crossroads of America for generations.” Purdue University researchers tracked State Road 45 travel times within the past month and predict that the new I-69 section opening today will save commuters, on average, 18 minutes of travel-time. Purdue performed a similar study before the first I-69 sections opened in 2012 and estimated a 38-minute travel-time savings between Evansville and Crane. For more about the I-69 extension in southwest Indiana, visit www.i69indyevn.org, and a video to assist in navigating the new roundabout interchange can be found here: https://youtu.be/x70zD6ntRuU FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_img== The roast == == Grinding the beans == The perfect cup is made from 7g per shot of coffee in the portafilter – the handheld ice-cream scoop-like device that the grinder deposits granules into, which is then slotted into the coffee machine. Wet the portafilter before depositing the coffee into it – this ensures the granules stick to it. The portafilter is tapped on the worktop to level the granules, which are then pressed flat to ensure the water flows through consistently. == The coffee machine == Dealing with changeMuch has happened since then – not least the small matter of the near-collapse of world capitalism. A time to reflect – or panic – perhaps? “It was about sharpening the pencil and asking are we providing the best value at the right price for the customer?” she recalls. “That led us down a lot of avenues, talking to suppliers, looking again at products and the sales mix. It just means you have to doubly focus.”Bar Costa’s recently launched £4.95 coffee and panini meal deal promotion, the premium pricing structure has – surprisingly – survived intact, bolstered by the strength of the brand. “We’re not a £2 meal deal brand,” notes Phillips.Nevertheless, all the major chains offer a pretty similar product mix. Does Phillips believe there has been enough innovation from bakery suppliers for coffee shop customers? “Everybody has got sandwiches, pastries, muffins, because it’s all about having something that goes with coffee,” admits Phillips. “The ranges are very similar, so it’s about how you introduce interest in choice and interest in quality. What we do know, through our consumer research, is that our customers buy more food than Starbucks or Caffè Nero – read into that what you will. [Our competitors] either have less food on offer or less churn, and less focus on their promotions. For us, food is very much the secondary driver, after coffee.”One barrier to range development that shouldn’t be discounted is the customer. “We’ll develop something that’s way off the scale and your customer brings you back and says, ’OK, that’s too different, I want it to be like this – relevant to the coffee shop experience’”, she says.Is it a disappointment then when boundary-pushing products fail? “Of course. But if you don’t go to your consumers with products that are challenging enough, then you’re never going to get the right level of innovation,” she says. “We might take 10 concepts to research. If only two of those concepts come out as winners, that’s a success. If you trialled every concept and they all worked, you’re either very brilliant or you’re not pushing the boundaries enough.”That’s partly why Phillips prefers to nurture longer-term partnerships with single category suppliers, rather than tender each and every product. For example, the pastry contract was awarded to Delifrance in October 2008 after the whole category was tendered. “We feel they are the best in the market right now and that’s why we work with them,” she says. “If you’re sending eight briefs to six suppliers, your opportunity to get the best out of people, in terms of creativity and development, is stifled; it becomes all about one product and the best price.” To illustrate, gluten-free specialists were invited in to pitch, but served up “horrendous to average” fare, so Phillips challenged her long-term cakes supplier to make a gluten-free product – a well-loved brownie.Costa shook up its impulse category this year, bringing in Patterson Aran for biscuits, and introduced health bars and savoury pastries (a savoury cheese twist) for the first time. It also developed a three-layer club range of sandwiches including an All-day Breakfast version after research indicated men were after a bigger eat. Conversely, a hot-eat flatbread range was introduced as a lighter eat for women. More low-fat options have crept onto the menu, as well as indulgent comfort classics, such as a recession-masking Victoria sponge, served in pleasingly doorstep-sized wedges.But if long-term contracts are in place, is the door closed to new suppliers? “We don’t work with a sole supplier with all of our categories,” says Phillips. “For example, we have several different suppliers in our cake category. We’re not always looking for the bigger supplier. We like the fact that our main cake supplier – Cakehead (Stamford, Lincolnshire) – works with a number of much smaller specialist factories, so we get the best product. We’re looking for someone who is truly immersed in our brand and understands the coffee shop market, who can provide a different point of view that opens your eyes – one that perhaps you haven’t considered.”So if you’re a potential supplier and want to get your foot in the door when the next tenders come round, best start racking up those loyalty card points.—-=== The Costa churn ===l Costa revisits its range every two months, with up to eight products affected, depending on seasonalityl Work occurs on three fronts: range churn – flavours within the same categories; seasonal flavour profiles; and ’blue sky’ work on products that break the mouldl The food range is split into sweet and savouryl NPD is led by two food teams: a development team and a technologist teaml This is supported by a buying team, an international food team and marketing; Costa does not buy through a conduit, such as 3663 or Brakes, but instead fosters direct supply partnershipsl The Costa estate is split into eat-in and travel channels and the range flexes accordingly; take-away accounts for 15-20% in an eat-in outletl Consumer testing is at the heart of Costa’s food development and might take place in a handful of stores, across a region, or with 50 people invited into the test kitchensl When a new product is launched, a top-down communication process kicks in, with briefings and tastings for shop staff to help communicate to customers—-=== Suppliers’ notes ===Wish-list: “If there is a market need for new people on the block, I’d go with pastry. There’s not as much choice as you’d expect out there,” says Beverley PhillipsKnow thy limits: Costa does not use microwaves because Phillips believes they degenerate products, but food can be heated on a panini grill; there are no facilities for fresh sandwich assembly on site. “We will continually review it, but even in brands that do it really well, there is inconsistency in their product. Our sandwiches are delivered daily, so we still have fresh product made by specialists”; Costa only bakes-off in its international stores, “so we’re not averse to doing it, but it depends what the customer is looking for in the UK”Take-away: A review found the average waiting time between a hot sandwich purchase and sitting on a train to eat it was 10-20 minutes. Costa developed bespoke, disposable packaging to keep the product warmMust-haves: “We will look at a supplier’s innovation team, their technology team, how robust their factory is and what capacity they’ve got. We don’t want to be knocked off the product cycle, because Marks & Spencer, for example, wants another 20% of product”Biggest bugbear: “The number of suppliers that will approach us and say ’I think this product is appropriate for your brand’, and it’s an off-the-shelf product that has no resemblance to your brand… they lose all credibility”—-=== Creating the perfect cuppa ===Nearly every baked item bought in Costa complements a coffee, so it’s worth knowing what goes into making it. And who better to ask than Costa’s chief taster Gennaro Pelliccia, who hit the headlines earlier this year for insuring his taste buds for £10 million. A PR stunt, surely? “People say it’s a PR stunt but people insure parts of their bodies that are key to their success. I’m insured for permanent damage to my taste, my ability to pick out defects,” he says.Every drink that is ordered at Costa is made with at least a double espresso (apart from large sizes). Everything that the coffee comes into contact with has to be the right temperature, from grinders to water to cups. Pelliccia talks us through the ritual at Costa’s third new barista training academy in Newbury. This stage is crucial. There should be the right mix of larger and smaller granules. If the grind size is too coarse, it does not give enough resistance against the water, therefore resulting in a weak, underextracted coffee. If it’s too fine, it could result in a burnt undesirable extraction. The grinder will perform differently throughout the day depending on external conditions. A Costa barista is trained to adjust the grinder three times a day to compensate for changing humidity (Costa uses Mazzer grinders, which cool the grinding blades so they don’t overheat and burn the coffee). You judge whether you’ve got this right by how the espresso pours out of the machine (it should look like a ’rat’s tail’); you should get the perfect espresso in around 20 seconds – too much or too little coffee and the grinder needs adjusting. Using Marisa coffee machines, the water has to be 9 bars of pressure, at 92-94C (if it’s boiling you burn the coffee). The resulting espresso should be a hazelnut brown crema with tiger marks and a red tinge and is judged by: If your beans have been roasted too lightly, you do not gain the body required, but you will have a light, aromatic coffee with no bitterness and more flavour. If your roast is dark, you increase the body and bitterness. The secret is finding the balance between the two. Lighter roasting shows up the defects of poor quality beans. Darker roasting can hide those defects. “We’re almost being arrogant by saying we roast it lighter,” says Pelliccia. “Some competitors use great coffee beans, but they roast them too dark.” == The portafilter == Coffee is an addiction. As with many addictive substances, dabblers get the munchies. Not even a blood-letting recession has weaned hard-pressed cocoa-heads off their Jobseekers Allowance-busting £2.35 macchiato hit, and as such, coffee chains continue to be the dominant peddler of baked goods for caffeine junkies on the high street.Depending on who you listen to, store growth will, at best, show a moderate dip and, at worst, the market will consolidate, with capital expenditure put on hold before the cheque books get waved again, probably sometime around 2011. The sector’s robustness was enough of a carrot to attract giant wholesaler Brakes into the market, tar- geting coffee shops with the launch of a dedicated bakery division in April. Signs are that the big coffee shop players will continue to exert more and more sway on NPD in bakery and further challenge bakers for spend on the high street.As head of food at the UK’s biggest coffee shop chain, and third- biggest retailer of baked goods and sandwiches on the high street (not counting supermarkets), behind Greggs and Subway, Costa’s Beverley Phillips wields more clout than most. If proof were needed, in the time since British Baker last spoke to Phillips for a feature in early 2008, Costa has added over 200 outlets. That’s a lot of blueberry muffins. 1. visual: thickness, texture (should be velvet), no black coffee, no bubbles, at least 3ml of crema2. olfactory: honey, toasted bread3. gustative: should linger at the back of the tongue, with a slight acidity4. after-taste: should leave you wanting morelast_img read more


first_imgBeloved tropical destination event Strings & Sol has revealed their 2016 lineup! Set to return to the Now Sapphire resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico from December 9-13, the festival has revealed a great performer lineup for the occasion.The event will feature sets from Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters, Keller & The Keels, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, and special guest musicians, Danny Barnes and Nicki Bluhm.Coverage from last year’s event can be found here. Tickets for Strings & Sol go on sale next Tuesday, April 26th for returning guests and Wednesday, April 27th for newcomers. You can visit their website for details, and check out the full lineup poster below:last_img


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he families of three American citizens, including a former Long Islander, who were killed in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen have decided not to appeal a federal court’s decision in April that dismissed the lawsuit against high-ranking government officials.One of the drone strikes killed Samir Khan, a purported al Qaeda propagandist who spent his teenage years in Westbury before moving to North Carolina and then to Yemen. Khan’s parents, and the family of Anwar Al-Awlaki, an alleged leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and his 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman, were seeking unspecified monetary damages—and answers.“I believe that my son and 16-year-old grandson were unlawfully killed by their government, and for a long time, I had faith that an American court would decide whether the killings of at least these American citizens violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of due process,” Al-Awlaki’s father said in a statement released by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.“My faith was shattered by the district court’s opinion, which went out of its way to defer to the government’s claims of killing authority, without allowing those claims to be challenged,” he added. “I have now spent years asking American courts to decide whether the U.S. government can deprive even its own citizens of life as part of a killing program that has devastated families like ours, and the courts have repeatedly accepted the government’s broad claims of national security and told me they will not decide. This isn’t justice. I have no faith left in a judiciary that refuses even to hear whether Abdulrahman, an American child, was wrongfully killed by his own government.”While top U.S. officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder, have acknowledged targeting Al-Awlaki, the government has claimed that Khan and Abdulrahman were not targets, but “bystanders.”Khan was riding in the same vehicle with Al-Awlaki—the government’s target—on Sept. 30, 2011 when a drone strike took them both out. Two weeks later, Abdulrahman was in an open-air cafe in Yemen when a drone missile targeting Ibraham Al-Banna, an Egyptian national, killed him and six others. Al-Banna reportedly survived the attack, according to court documents.Khan graduated W.T. Clarke High School in 2003 and moved with his family to North Carolina, where he attended community college. He moved on to Yemen where he allegedly became the editor of Inspire, an al Qaeda magazine replete with articles on bomb making and other terrorism-related topics.Khan’s family has declined to speak about their son’s case. They released a statement to the Charlotte Observer condemning the attack, and the government’s apparent “indifference” afterward.“Parts of this case were complicated, but at [the] bottom it was simple and profoundly consequential: The U.S. government killed three Americans without due process,” the ACLU and CCR said in a joint statement. “Their families asked a U.S. court to fulfill its crucial role in deciding whether the government’s claims of killing authority are lawful. Getting answers in court for the state’s killing of citizens should not be too much to ask in a democracy, but our system of checks and balances failed these families.“We share our clients’ deep disappointment that in deferring to the government on national security grounds and refusing to hear their claims, the court’s decision fell short of its constitutional duty.”While this lawsuit is effectively dead, the ACLU recently scored a victory against the government when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered the release of a redacted version of the legal memo that justified the Al-Awlaki drone strike.last_img read more


first_img 15 Views   no discussions LocalNews Bus stop on Cork Street, Roseau removed as a safety measure. by: – April 11, 2011 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! The bus stop on Cork Street, Roseau as of Friday April 9th, 2011 has been removed by the Dominica Police Force, Traffic Department as a safety caution for pedestrians, and passengers as construction is taking place in close proximity of the bus stop.On Friday morning several bus operators were alarmed when they sought to allow passengers to disembark from the bus and were informed by Police Officers that they could not do so.Dominica Vibes News spoke to several bus operators, who expressed annoyance at the removal of the bus stop because they were not formally informed and the Traffic Department did not meet with them to discuss the matter.ASP Ms. Alexander Traffic DepartmentIn an exclusive interview with ASP Alexander of the Traffic Department, Dominica Vibes News learnt that there were several public announcements on all three radio stations namely; Dominica Broadcasting Co-operation (DBS), Kairi Fm and Q95FM which she heard herself, and also visited the bus stop to inform bus operators of the change.The Traffic Department also attempted to hold a meeting with the bus operators but this was not successful.“In relation to the bus stop at Cork Street that was removed, so Cork Street is no longer a bus stop it is no longer an area where buses can stop to put down or pick up passengers. That move became necessary in light of construction works that is taking place at the location, and we thought it necessary to remove the bus stop from that location in light of the hazard and the risk that would be placed not only for the buses but in particular for the pedestrians and passengers who would be in the area awaiting transportation.”This removal of the bus stop was also done to avoid some of the congestion that would result particularly during rush hours; early in the morning when persons are trying to get to work and during lunch time when students are coming from school.The displaced buses have the option to use the bus stand between the E. C. Loblack bridge and the West bridge and allow passengers to embark and disembark as it is normally empty and free of congestion during rush hours. “For the time being we are allowing the final stop if somebody must get into the commercial part of the City to be the bus stop on Independence Street (Lagoon). We are monitoring how that is going to because we recognize that it seems to be creating a problem and if  the bus drivers are unwilling to regulate themselves, it may also become necessary to consider what are the other options in relation to that stop.”Dominicans are becoming considerably more motorized and not willing to park on the outskirts of the Roeau and walk to avoid the unncessary congestion. However, this may very well become reality if the bus operators do not show more due care an attention driving through the city.The Traffic Department may have to consider implementing one bus stand between the E. C. Loblack Bridge and the West Bridge where passengers would embark and disembark as opposed to several smaller bus stops within the city.ASP Alexander also confirmed that the removal of the bus stop on Cork Street was the decision of the Traffic Department and not of the Cabinet ministers nor the government, “the Traffic Act makes provision for the Comissioner of Police who is the licencing authority to make decisions regarding the traffic signs in the city, to make decisions regarding road signs generally and decisions like these are normally taken by the Commisioner of Police as the Traffic Commissioner.”Ms. Alexander reieterated that the decision was made by the Traffic Department, based on the safety risk for pedestrians and passengers as well as to assist other motor operators who commute through that area on a daily basis and often subjected to an unnecssary long line of traffic congestion.In the past the Traffic Department has made allowance for property owners who are constructing or renovating by allowing them part of the side walk for fencing.This was recently done on Cork Street to facilitate the construction of the new Perkies Pizza location and the same courtesy is being extended the the property owners on Cork Street.The difference is that the bus stop on Cork Street is right in front of the property where construction is taking place and so the removal became a necessity.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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