Roeland Park approves plan to replace high dive with climbing wall at city pool

first_imgThis is the AquaClimb Classic Plus 4×2 Panel the pool committee recommended for Roeland Park.Roeland Park councilmembers on Monday approved spending up to $12,000 on a 16-foot climbing wall feature for the Roeland Park Aquatic Center. The city will split the cost of the $21,650 wall with the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.The climbing wall was introduced as a replacement option for the pool’s 3-meter high dive, which was identified as potentially unsafe for recreational use in the November 2018 Waters Edge report.“Having the ability to provide an amenity yielding a similar experience to the removed 3m diving board, yet offering a safer experience for users was very attractive,” the Roeland Park Aquatic Center Advisory Committee said in their recommendation report.The 16-foot feature will be attached to the side of the pool and is intended for use by one person at a time. The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be the only facility in northeast Johnson County to offer the amenity.The pool advisory committee also considered modifying or replacing the high dive so that it met Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) standards, but decided the climbing wall was the best option.JCPRD Project Manager Marshall McKinney said Lenexa and Gladstone pools replaced their high dives with climbing walls and have been happy with the results.McKinney also pointed out the expected cost of the climbing wall is less than the cost of replacing the high dive.“We still are actually saving money and providing, what I think, is a better amenity,” McKinney said.last_img read more

Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

first_img Oct 2, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 “The system is a hybrid system whereby during the day when the sun is up the whole town would be powered by the solar farm. Solar is intermittent so therefore, you may be having a 100 percent solar, then a cloud passes over and you drop from 100 to 80 percent. On a cloudy or overcast day, the difference between what the solar power is producing and what the town needs will have to be augmented by the generator,” Minister Patterson related. Read more at: Department of Public Information Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 15, 2020 IN FOCUS: Defining Guyana’s role in CARICOM Energy thrustGuyana is firmly committed to pursuing the path of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), and has taken initiatives that testify to that obligation. The country has embraced the concept of a Green Economy, which is intended to provide a holistic, integrated approach to national development. This encompasses areas…December 30, 2016In “CARICOM”CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s BuildingA project that will see the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters Building in Georgetown, Guyana generating 100 percent of its electricity needs through a Photovoltaic Power Generation System was launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Monday. The Project, being funded by the Government of Japan, will include: Installation of 400 kilowatt of…January 20, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM, GPL join Guyana Solar ChallengeSolar Head of State (SHOS) and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) are pleased to announce the new partnership with Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), CARICOM, Guyana Power and Light (GPL), MPC Capital, Guyana Ministry of Environment, Public Service International (PSI), and Guyana Energy Agency (GEA)…October 7, 2019In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp Two Major Leaps Towards a Climate Resilient, Emission-Free… center_img (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix. The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar farm. Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson said the automatic switching from the solar power to the generator during cloudy days or during the rainy season is not ready as yet. Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Related Posts Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector… last_img read more

‘Business as usual’, claims MoJ on first day of action

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice has said that courts ‘sat as usual’ today, the first day of a national protest against legal aid fee cuts. However lawyers reported delays and defendants being left unrepresented at courts across England and Wales.As the first day of direct action draws to a close, a spokesman for the MoJ described that the impact of today’s action as ‘negligible’. A statement timed at 5.23pm said: ‘Over 95% of cases at a police station requiring a solicitor have been picked up within an hour – little different to any other day.’ However the Gazette has received numerous accounts of problems at both police stations and magistrates’ courts.Zoe Gascoyne, chair of the Liverpool Law Society criminal practice committee, said: ‘We have been aware there have been a number of problems at a number of police stations across the country. The duty solicitor scheme has struggled to cope with the number of cases coming through without own solicitors being in place. This is indicative of how things would be under two-tier [legal aid contracts].’‘Both the Defence Solicitor Call Centre and police themselves have spent a significant amount of time ringing around trying to obtain cover,’ she added.Mike Gray, a partner at Gray and Co and a member of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA), said that a rape case in Chester was passed around 17 solicitors before the case was finally accepted.He said that the court in Chester was extremely busy, with ‘irate clients’ in the court corridors. ‘Everything was moving particularly slowly,’ he said.Meanwhile in West Kent, police at one stage had to ring round solicitors asking if they would act privately for a detainee. ‘This was a person who had no money with him, no way of meeting the cost and therefore one has to worry about the police action in suggesting the person would or could meet the cost of private representation,’ Dennis Clarke, a CLSA committee member, said.Clarke suggested that the impact of the action on crown courts will start on Friday, as murder cases have to be listed within 48 hours of commital by magistrates. ‘It is therefore correct to say the impact is incremental,’ he said.In Colchester, the youth court was not able to start its business until 11.30am, with young people left ‘waiting and bewildered outside’, according to Laura Austin, a partner at Levy & Co Solicitors.And in Northumbria, David Forrester, a solicitor at Geoffrey Forrester & Co who was on duty today reported that two defendants had been sent to the Crown court without representation.last_img read more

Moses Simon Shines In Nantes Loss As Brilliant Osimhen Scores Again

first_imgRenato SANCHES of Lille, REINILDO of Lille, Loic REMY of Lille and Victor OSIMHEN of Lille celebrate during the French Cup Soccer match between ESM de Gonfreville and Lille OSC on January 18, 2020 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport via Getty Images)Super Eagles winger Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon was in irresistible form for Nantes despite their 4-3 loss to fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon in the Coupe de France on Saturday.The Nigerian who made the switch to the Stade de la Beaujoire on a season-long loan from La Liga side Levante in the summer had a hand in all three Nantes goals setting up two and scoring the third as Christian Gourcuff’s men exited the competition in the round of 32.Playing in front of their home fans, Nantes paid for their sluggish start and were put to the sword by promising 16-year-old attacker Rayan Cherki who scored twice to put Lyon 2-0 up inside nine minutes.Moses Simon set up Renaud Emond to halve the deficit in the 16th minute but Nantes were 3-1 down eight minutes before half-time as the effervescent Cherki teed up Martin Terrier to score.Lyon were simply too much for Nantes despite Simon’s effort and the visitors made it 4-1 in the 69th minute when Moussa Dembele who had missed a penalty a minute earlier, ran on to an exquisite through ball from Cherki and rounded the keeper before slotting home.Read Also: Moses Simon Reveals Reason For Nantes Switch (AUDIO)The 24-year-old Simon led an unlikely calvary charge late on and set up Imran Louza in the 82nd minute before scoring his side’s third to put Nantes within two goals of their opponents.But the comeback couldn’t materialise as Lyon held on to progress to the round of 16.Meanwhile, Lille also progressed to the next round of the competition after red-hot 21-year-old Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen came off the bench to inspire them to a 2-0 win at fifth division side Gonfreville.Christophe Galtier had elected to field a one-man attack led by French forward Loic Remy but with the visitors posing difficult to prise open, Osimhen, Lille’s top scorer this season was sprung from the bench to devasting effect.Read Also: Osimhen Clears Air Over Quarrel With Lille TeammateRemy broke the deadlock in the 69th minute just eight minutes after Osimhen’s introduction and the Nigerian made sure of the results two minutes into added time with his 15th goal of an incredible debut season for the Great Danes.RelatedLigue 1: Six In Six For Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon Scores Winner For NantesOctober 6, 2019In “Europe”Moses Simon Reveals Reason For Nantes Switch (AUDIO)October 19, 2019In “Nigeria”Moses Simon Bags Hat Trick In Nantes 8-0 Annihilation Of Paris FC In French League CupOctober 30, 2019In “Europe”last_img read more