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Kingussie Flood Alleviation Channel Works in Full Swing

first_imgThe Highland Council and Pitmain Estate announced today that the final phase of the work to construct the Kingussie Flood Alleviation Channel is now underway.The jointly-funded project between the Council and Pitmain Estate is located on the estate’s land above the village of Kingussie.McGowan Ltd. of Aviemore carried out phase 1 of the construction in June and July. This phase saw the formation of a section of the diversion channel between the Allt Mor and Loch Gynack.The contractors are now back on site for phase 2, which includes the construction of the main offtake weir on the Allt Mor. This will direct a proportion of the flow from the main river, via the diversion channel, into Loch Gynack where it will then be released at a controlled rate back into the River Gynack.Council Convenor Bill Lobban, one of four councilors representing the Badenoch and Strathspey Ward said: “Flooding in Kingussie due to the Gynack Burn continues to be a serious problem and I am very pleased to see these works are progressing. Once complete the scheme will help to reduce the frequency and severity of flooding and will protect property with the added benefit of increasing energy generation.”Although weather dependent, the work program is expected to be complete, and the scheme in operation, in five to seven weeks, reported the Highland Council.This project is jointly funded 50:50 by the Highland Council and Pitmain Estate, as part of its commitment to reduce flood risk in Kingussie as set out in the Local Flood Risk Management Plan for the Findhorn, Nairn and Speyside Local Plan District.last_img read more

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Fifa World Cup Diego Maradona says ‘I am fine’ after World Cup health scare

first_imgNew Delhi: Argentine legend Diego Maradona says he is fine after igniting a health scare following Argentina’s spectacular late 2-1 win against Nigeria that saw them qualify to the last 16 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.Maradona had been full of emotions during Argentina’s last group match in Saint Petersburg, which was a must win for the La Albiceleste to stay alive in the tournament.The scorer of the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal leaned over the front the front of the VIP box from where he was watching the game with friends and made an obscene gesture following Marcos Rojo’s late winner.”I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not and was not hospitalised,” the 57-year-old wrote on Instagram on Wednesday.A video surfaced online showing the 1986 World Cup winner looking dazed.He walked dizzily and was guided into the dining room of the VIP section by two friends before sitting down in the chair.”At half-time against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a drop in my blood pressure,” he said.”I was checked by a doctor and he recommended that I go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all,” he wrote.”How could I leave?”The paramedics checked Maradona’s blood pressure but the star refused all other assistance, a medical source told Russia’s RIA Novosti state news agency. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Africa All Access announces upcoming Basketball Clinic in Ghana

first_imgAfrica All Access will host an innovative basketball clinic on Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at The University of Ghana basketball courts– Legon.The clinic will be led by David West, a member of the current NBA Champions Golden State Warriors. He will be joined by basketball professionals TJ Warren (Phoenix Suns) and Rasual Butler (San Antonio Spurs) as well as leading coaches from Ghana.The clinic will bring together talented players from multiple regions of Ghana for a day of instruction and personal interaction with the NBA players. The Clinic will be for youth between the ages of 10–18. Rasual ButlerThe clinic will also include a “Solutions HUB”, which will showcase innovative technologies as part of a holistic approach to engage the young players. The HUB will highlight renewable energy solutions, clean water technology, electric vehicles, 3-d printing systems as well as health and wellness programs. David West stated, “This is a very personal project for me. I am committed to doing what I can to activate and support the young people in Africa.” He also said “Athletics is the conduit, but it goes much deeper than that. I want to work with the communities, with leaders to bring broader solutions addressing healthcare, education, entrepreneurship and technology innovation.”Africa All Access arose from the collaboration of David West and his partners at The African Union – US Mission in Washington D.C., Zoetic Energy and New Generation Power International. This group is focused on expanding the program’s mission throughout Africa. TJ WarrenJerome Ringo, Chairman and Founder of Zoetic Energy stated, “Ghana will serve as our pilot project with an eye towards expanding throughout Africa.” This type of collaborative event brings a diverse group together, including members of Africa’s diaspora to work in close concert on sustainable solutions.Ambassador ArikanaChihomboriQuao MD said, “The program planned for our Youths in Ghana is both Monumental and Historic. It’s going to take all of us children of Africa coming together and joining hands to build the Africa that we NEED, LOVE and WANT.David and Jerome exemplify what it means to have Africa born in you. On behalf of the African Union and the African Youths, thank you for joining us in celebrating the year of our Youths.”  Additional information can be found at All Access was created by like-minded individuals providing innovative solutions and committed to full engagement with partners and communities in Africa.last_img read more

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