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Bids out for expansion of Mazaruni Prison

first_imgThe expansion of the Mazaruni Prison is closer to realisation as the bids are currently being tendered for eligible contractors to undertake the project.The prison is being expanded as a result of the fire which destroyed the Camp Street jail, just over three months ago and the overcrowding at other penitentiaries across the country.With that, a site at the current Mazaruni Prison was identified for the construction of the new wing, which is expected to house 400 prisoners. The current estimated bid being tendered is the sum of .8 billion. Interested contractors are invited to bid for the project, which will be carried out through the National Competitive Bidding procedures specified in the Procurement Act of 2003. Earlier this year, the sum of 8 million was approved by Cabinet for the first phase of the project.A bird’s eye view of the location where the new Mazaruni Prison will be constructed18The works include the renovation of the bachelors’ Quarters, trade shop, the dormitories, B-63 living quarters, spinsters’ quarters and the senior bachelors’ quarters at the prison. The estimated cost for the works is $26.1 million.Other works include repairs to the self-acting sluice located at the front and east of the prison, the wharf, and the culverts located to the north and west of the prison, at an estimated cost of $20 million.Ongoing works at the Mazaruni Prison include the construction of 20 living quarters to accommodate additional prison officers in anticipation of the approximately 400 prisoners to be housed at the Mazaruni Prison.  The living quarters contain three bedrooms, a living room, a patio, kitchen and a washroom.last_img read more

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Greg Snow freezes field to lead at Muthaiga

first_imgOn the first nine, he dropped shots at the Par-3 second and the Par-5 fourth but recovered with a birdie on the Par-4 sixth for a total of 37 having held par on the rest of the holes.It’s on the back nine that he really came alive to play bogey-free, picking up five birdies in the process. He started off with consecutive birdies at the Par-5 10th, the Par-3 11th and the par-4 12th.He later picked up consecutive birdies on the Par-4 15th and the Par-3 16th for a total of 30 having levelled the other back nine holes.Nyanza Golf Club’s David Odhiambo and Muthaiga Golf Club’s Nelson Mudanyi returned impressive scores to finish the round tied for second at 2-under par 69.Mudanyi started his round with a bogey at the Par-4 first before hitting birdies at the Par-5 fourth and the Par-4 ninth for a first nine total of 35. On the back nine, he started off with a bogey at the Par-5 10th before hitting birdies at the Par-3 13th and the Par-4 17th for a back nine total of 34.On his part, Odhiambo played a blemish-free first nine, sinking a lone birdie at the Par-4 third to take his first nine total to 35 having held par on the rest.On the back nine, birdies at the Par-5 10th, Par-4 14th and the Par-5 18th were enough to cancel out bogeys on the Par-4 15th and the Par-3 16th for a back nine total of 34.Speaking after the round, Mudanyi expressed delight at his performance adding that he is looking forward to making The Cut tomorrow, then challenging for the top prize.“It has been a great round for me, after yesterday’s Pro-Am I felt ready for the tournament and it is good that I have started well. I look forward to the next round, the focus is on playing well tomorrow and making the cut,” he said.Meanwhile, Windsor’s Rizwan Charania, Mumias Sugar’s Dismas Indiza and Ugandan Deo Akope returned level par 71 scores to tie for fourth; further underpinning the heightened competition at this leg of the Safari Tour golf series where total prize money has been tripled to Kshs 3 million shillings.The amateur duo of Muthaiga’s Mutahi Kibugu and Windsor’s Akshay Chandaria were on decent form to return decent scores of 1-over par 72; to tie for seventh alongside Thika’s Simon Ngige and Limurur’s John Kagiri.Safari Tour Calendar 2018/19Event 1 – Nyali Golf & CC – 18 – 22 August [Winner: David Wakhu]Event 2 – Vet Lab SC – 1 – 5 Sept [Winner: Greg Snow]Event 3 – Limuru Country Club – 27 – 31 October [Winner: Michael Karanga (am)]Event 4 – Thika Greens- 14 – 19 December [Winner: Greg Snow]Event 5 – Muthaiga Golf Club – 11 – 16 JanuaryEvent 6 – Karen Country Club – 16 – 20 February0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow follows the flight of his tee on Round Three of the Vet Lab leg of the Safari Tour Golf Series. He has a four-shot lead going into the final round.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 14 – Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow established an early command at his home club leg of the Safari Tour Golf series to emerge clubhouse leader after Round One with an impressive 4-under par 67 score.Snow, who has won two, and taken top prize in three, of the last four Safari Tour tournaments, maintained his bulling form to establish a fair gap from the rest of the field going into the second round.last_img read more

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Saint-Etienne beat nine-man Lyon in fiery derby

first_img0Shares0000Saint-Etienne’s forward Kevin Monnet-Paquet (R) shoot to score past Lyon’s defender Emanuel Mammana during the French L1 football match between AS Saint-Etienne and Olympique Lyonnais on February 5, 2017 © AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZESPARIS, France, Feb 6 – Saint-Etienne inflicted a third league defeat in four matches on faltering bitter rivals Lyon and bolstered their European aspirations with a 2-0 victory in Sunday’s tempestuous Rhone derby.Kevin Monnet-Paquet scored a ninth-minute opener at Saint-Etienne’s Stade Geoffroy Guichard and Romain Hamouma slotted in a second on 22 minutes as Les Verts closed to within a point of fourth-placed Lyon. The visitors finished with nine men as substitute Rachid Ghezzal and Corentin Tolisso were dismissed in stoppage time to further sour a dreadful evening for Lyon.“It was a negative result and the behaviour was unworthy of a derby notably in the first half,” complained Lyon coach Bruno Genesio of the fiery clash.“All defeats are difficult but it’s even harder to swallow in a derby because pride is at stake.”Saint-Etienne, who face Manchester United in the Europa League last 32 this month, have won three games in a row in Ligue 1, while Lyon’s Champions League hopes look doomed after falling 12 points behind the top three.“This was surely our best start since the beginning of the season and just what was needed in a derby,” said Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier.“There was a lot of determination, with a collective force. The players really went after this victory.”sides suffered French Cup last-32 exits in midweek, although Lyon were boosted by the return from injury of leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette.But an early defensive blunder from Emanuel Mammana proved fatal for Lyon as Saint-Etienne won back possession on the edge of the area with Monnet-Paquet firing through the legs of Anthony Lopes.Tolisso headed against the crossbar after he was left unmarked from a Nabil Fekir cross, but a rash decision from Lopes resulted in the hosts grabbing a second goal shortly after.Lyon’s defender Emanuel Mammana kicks the ball as Saint-Etienne’s defender Florentin Pogba (R) looks on during the French L1 football match between AS Saint-Etienne and Olympique Lyonnais on February 5, 2017 © AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZESThe Lyon goalkeeper raced out of his box to try and cut out a through ball but lost out to Hamouma, who calmly skipped round the Portugal international to double Saint-Etienne’s lead.With the visitors heading towards a third straight loss to Saint-Etienne at Le Chaudron (The Cauldron), Lyon capitulated in the closing stages as Ghezzal picked up two yellow cards in quick succession before Tolisso saw red for a wild lunge at Fabien Lemoine.On Saturday, Monaco moved three points clear at the top of the table with a 3-0 victory over title rivals Nice.Valere Germain opened the scoring at the Stade Louis II before Radamel Falcao struck twice as Nice lost for just the second time this season.Paris Saint-Germain climbed above Nice into second on goal difference after winning 3-1 at Dijon.Lucas struck first in Dijon, but the hosts equalised just two minutes later through Julio Tavares.Thiago Silva then bundled in from a corner on 81 minutes, while Edinson Cavani grabbed his 22nd goal of the campaign to secure victory.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man seriously injured when his car hits pole

first_img – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – A Whittier man suffered major injuries when his car was cut in half after crashing into a telephone pole Monday night. He was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The crash happened at 10:35p.m. Monday at Imperial Highway, east of Carmenita Road. The preliminary investigation showed Edward Martinez, 36, was allegedly speeding and under the influence of alcohol when he made an unsafe turn, lost control of his Buick Century and hit a telephone pole, according to CHP officers. The impact caused the 2004 brown Buick to be cut in two. A helicopter took Martinez to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. last_img read more

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Manchester United agree deal for Dutch World Cup star

first_img Daley Blind Manchester United have agreed a fee with Ajax for the transfer of Netherlands international Daley Blind, the club have confirmed.Blind, 24, is yet to agree personal terms and undergo a medical, but United are hopeful the versatile player will complete his move to Old Trafford before the transfer window shuts on Monday night.Reports in Holland suggest the agreed fee is £14.2million.The youngster was part of Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad and is the son of former Holland defender Danny Blind and can play in a variety of positions, including left-back and in central midfield.If Blind complete his move to Old Trafford, he will become the club’s fifth summer signing with the club having already signed Angel di Maria, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo for a total of around £133million. 1last_img read more

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Snow arrives, but not enough to cause trouble

first_imgGORMAN – Winter sure took its time getting here. After weeks of sunny, dry weather that tricked flowering trees and plants into blossoming like spring, a winter storm dropped rain and dusted Southern California peaks with snow – though not enough to cause problems on either Interstate 5 or the Antelope Valley Freeway. “We had light snowflakes, hard snowflakes, and then it’s clear again,” said Michelle Malone, a staffer at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area south of Gorman. But a bit more rain is expected today, with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms with small hail. The snow level is expected to dip to 3,500 feet, too high to get Santa Clarita but low enough to snarl Interstate 5 north of Gorman. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The storm is expected to give way this afternoon, with partial overcast skies for the rest of the Presidents Day weekend. Mostly clear skies are predicted for the rest of the week, warming to the 50s by Friday. This winter is much drier than the record season a year ago, when a string of slow-moving storms caused devastating floods and mudslides, and dropped enough snow to shut down Interstate 5 at the Grapevine for several days. As of 1 a.m. Saturday, downtown Los Angeles totaled about 5.14 inches of rain since July 1, compared to the 25.51 inches the same 7-month period a year ago, said Bill Forwood, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Oxnard. Normal rainfall for the period is about 9.37 inches, he said. Between Friday and Saturday morning, the storm dropped about 0.19 inches of rain in Los Angeles, and 0.37 inches in Newhall. Rick and Kim Mora weren’t taking any chances: the Redondo Beach couple left early in the morning heading up Interstate 5 for Monterey, hoping to stay ahead of the storm. “They say that the storm was going to hit (Saturday night),” said Kim Mora, 29, during a stop at Gorman. “I checked the CalTrans Web site before we left and they say it was all clear.” Others came looking to revel in the powder. Malone said at least 40 groups have arrived at the Hungry Valley off-road park – a good start for a holiday weekend. “They like to come up and ride in the snow,” she said. “The snow makes it so the dust doesn’t pick up, and they like to play in it as well.” Navin Tailor, manager at the Econolodge in Gorman, said the 60-room motel did swift business Friday night. “Lots of people are visiting because they’re expecting snow,” she said. “It’s unfortunate it didn’t snow. It’s nice and clear – just a little chilly, that’s it. It’s just winter.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 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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Conference to focus on Latino issues

first_imgLa Puente Mayor Louie Lujan believes whatever agenda is formulated should be universal. “I think it’s important that the Latino community understands our agenda should go beyond the Latino community,” Lujan said. “It should be all-encompassing and reach all races.” Garvey School Board Member Felipe Agredano said he is eager to exchange information and ideas. “It’s important to look at some of the accomplishments that have been made for Latinos over the years at local and national levels,” Agredano said. “I am looking forward to working to bring about change.” Rep Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, who will be speaking at the conference about the effects of global warming, said she hopes the Congress acts as a problem-solving workshop. “By participating in the National Latino Congreso, I look forward to finding a new direction to improve the quality of life in our communities,” Solis said. “And also to find long-term strategies and solutions to preserve our natural resources and protect public health.” Officials said the National Latino Congreso will be the first comprehensive gathering of Latino leaders, elected officials and organizations since 1977. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesBaldwin Park Councilman Ricardo Pacheco said he is looking forward to talking about immigration and education. “There are so many undocumented people in our community that are being mistreated, and that needs to be addressed so we can move forward. Because if not, it creates an underclass of people who are not participating in American society,” Pacheco said. “We also need to make sure Latinos are being educated and getting degrees because there is a gap right now, we need to determine the causes and effects … hopefully the conference will help us come up with ways to deal with these problems.” Pacheco said another major issue for Latinos is income levels. “The average Latino makes about $35,000, and with the cost of living going up it’s not enough for us to live anymore,” Pacheco said. Area Latino leaders are gearing up for a five-day national conference expected to form a political agenda for the Latino community. The National Latino Congreso will be held Sept. 6-10 in Los Angeles. Areas of focus include the environment, health, education reform, labor issues, immigration and economic development strategies, officials said. Claudia Ornelas, a youth organizer with the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, said the conference is expected to draw thousands of delegates from various organizations nationwide. “What we are trying to do is get Latino leaders together to talk about the most pressing issues in our community,” Ornelas said. “We want people to voice their concerns and opinions and propose different ideas, and at the end the goal is to develop a new agenda and plan of action for Latino issues.” last_img read more

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Griffiths: Lack of concentration cost us a famous win

first_img“It doesn’t matter who I score against, it’s always good to put the ball in the back of the net and I am delighted to get off the mark for Scotland, but as I say it is one of those games where we should be taking three points.”Griffiths says he felt the pressure as he stepped up to take the free-kicks after turning away set-piece specialist Charlie Mulgrew but he admits as soon as the ball was in flight, it was only going in one place.He added: “There is always pressure especially when you have the likes of Charlie Mulgrew in your squad who can hit free-kicks as well but he asked me if I fancied it and I said I did.“After the first one went in the boys were egging me to have another go and as soon as the ball left my foot I knew it was in. “After the first one went in it was all just about getting the ball on target, and as soon as I saw the ball bend around the wall I knew it was in.“There was too much pace on the ball for Hart to get there and it’s just a poor lack of concentration at the end has cost us three points.”Despite the disappointment of the result, Scotland remain in contention in Group F of their World Cup qualification group.Griffiths says if they can replicate their performance against England across the last four games, they can still make it to the World Cup in Russia in 2018.He said: “Everyone is fighting for the one cause and performances like that today should we are all united as one.“We have four games left and we will look to get maximum points from those games.“We didn’t do ourselves justice against England at Wembley but you saw that against Slovenia when we won 1-0 so as long as we take this performance into the last few games we have a great chance.” Leigh Griffiths says a lack of concentration at the end of the match cost Scotland a famous victory over rivals England, as a late Harry Kane equaliser rescued a point for the Three Lions. The Scotland striker had a memorable afternoon in the Hampden sunshine after scoring two free-kicks in the last few minutes of the game to give the Dark Blues the lead.Despite edging ahead Scotland could not hold on for the win and Griffiths says, in the end, a draw was probably the right result for both sides.He said: “In the end a point was probably a fair result but ultimately we are disappointed not to get all three points.last_img read more

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SA, Nigeria partnership ‘vital for Africa’

first_img7 May 2013 Maximum co-operation between Nigeria and South Africa is necessary for Africa to move forward, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said following a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town on Tuesday. Jonathan and Zuma were addressing a media briefing that was preceded by the signing of a raft of cooperation agreements between Africa’s two economic powerhouses. These included agreements to cooperate in the fields of defence, oil and gas, mining, electricity, information technology, justice, woman and child development, and the environment. Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor and Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru also signed a waiver for visas for those holding diplomatic passports. Jonathan pointed out that in all its visits to South Africa, Nigeria had never signed as many agreements with the country. Jonathan is on a two-day state visit to South Africa – his first official visit to the country – after which he will be attending the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting starting in Cape Town on Wednesday. Zuma said that Jonathan’s visit had generated a lot of optimism and excitement, given the historical relations between the two countries. He said Nigeria and South Africa had already fostered strong relations since the launch of a bi-national commission in 1999. Zuma said the South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum taking place later on Tuesday would further boost economic relations between the two countries, pointing out that over 100 South African companies were already doing business in Nigeria. He said South Africa had hosted over 73 000 Nigerian tourists in 2012, an increase of nearly 14% over 2011. South African Tourism was in the process of opening an office in Lagos, the President added, urged South Africans to visit Nigeria. Nigeria played a prominent role on the continent and in world affairs, Zuma said, adding that South Africa and Nigeria shared a common vision on the reform of IMF and World Bank and other multilateral organisations. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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