Bacolod to usher in ‘golden decade of infrastructure’

first_img“This is going to be a golden decade ofinfrastructure in Bacolod. For the first-time ever, the city itself is set toimplement more than P2 billion worth of projects. This is made possible becauseof the loan we obtained from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP),”Leonardia said. Leonardia said the P150 million inlocal fund will also be allocated for the concreting of roads, following thedemolition of illegal structures in this city. He added the construction of a10,000-seater Bacolod MassKara Coliseum worth P800 million and the P163 millionworth museum-auditorium on the land donated by the Yanson family in BarangayTangub – is expected to start in the first quarter. In August last year, Leonardia and DBPChairman of the Board Alberto Romulo signed the agreement for the P1.7-billionloan that will fund the city’s four “big-ticket” projects. Aside from building the coliseum, thecity government is also implementing the P350-million development of ProgresoVillage Relocation Site; P350-million Bacolod City College Site Development andFacilities; and P200-million construction of roads and bridges. BACOLOD City – The city government isset to implement over P2 billion worth of major projects this year to usher inthe “golden decade of infrastructure,” according to Mayor EvelioLeonardia.      Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri wasfacilitating the release of the national government funding for themuseum-auditorium, which he considers as his legacy project for the city.(With a report from PNA/PN) “We want the growth and development ofBacolod to accelerate, to surge ahead. We would like to see Bacolod zoom inthis decade,” Leonardia said on Monday. “In 2006, we said the GovernmentCenter was the (city’s) biggest (infrastructure project) ever. In 2020, weproclaim that the coliseum of P800 million, will now be on record the biggestever,” he added.   last_img read more

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Tower ‘sore’ after Navan spill

first_img Press Association The Barry Connell-owned six-year-old still held every chance in the Grade Two event when he came to grief at the second-last. It was only the second defeat of his career but a tilt at the Grade Two Navan Novice Hurdle is now up in the air. Mags Mullins hopes Martello Tower has escaped serious injury after his fall in the Monksfield Novice Hurdle at Navan on Sunday.center_img Mullins said: “He is stiff and sore. I think everything is OK with him but he got a fair slap and we just walked him around. For the first few days you are never quite sure, but at the moment the vets have looked at him and we are happy enough. “He is a tough and unassuming horse and hopefully he will be OK. He has a couple of superficial cuts. We will know more in the next few days, but I think we are winning. “He was running a great race up until then. He is an idler and it is only when you get after him that he starts to go. The other horse won fair and square and well done to them. You have to jump and unfortunately we didn’t. Everyone walked away OK and thankfully Adrian (Heskin) was OK. “I’ll talk to Barry (Connell, owner) now as to where we will go. We will let him get over this before making a plan. What was the Sandra and Barry Kelly Hurdle at Navan (December 14) was the plan but I don’t know if we will get there now. There is a hurdle in the first week of January that I was thinking about as well. “Fingers crossed over the next few days that he keeps going the way he is going.” last_img read more

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SU steeples shine on second night of ACC Championships

first_img Published on May 11, 2018 at 9:17 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+ Led by steeples Noah Affolder, Aidan Tooker and Paige Stoner, SU picked up more points in the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Friday night.In the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, Affolder (8:46.22) and Tooker (8:48.63) secured first and second place for the Orange, earning SU 18 points to build on their strong first night. While Affolder, a freshman, held off Virginia Tech’s challenger, Tooker recovered from his fall into the water trap on the second-to-last lap and burst into second place.In Stoner’s race, the sophomore took an early lead and never looked back. She breezed to a first-place finish and shattered the ACC Championship record with a 9:50.42 time. With her personal and school-best, she beat the next-fastest competitor by 17 seconds in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase.Tooker, Affolder and Stoner have excelled at the steeplechase this year, despite a lack of focus on specific training for the event.“What we try to do is find really good athletes that it comes naturally to,” SU head coach Chris Fox told The Daily Orange in April. “Paige is natural at it, Noah is natural at it and Aidan is natural at it, those are our steeples.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatt Moore, Angelo Goss and Richard Floyd finished 2-3-4 in the preliminary men’s 100-meter hurdles and will compete for the Orange in tomorrow’s final event. David Gilstrap, Kelvin Almonte and Jamil Adams did not make the cut.In the women’s 400-meter race, junior Kadejhia Sellers won her heat and advanced to the finals.Senior Winston Lee finished second in his heat and qualified for the men’s 100-meter final.In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, neither Tia Thevenin, Danielle Delgado nor Aviana Goode qualified for the final. Thevenin was the closest, finishing 0.31 off the qualifying edge and 0.69 seconds off the leader, Florida State University’s Cortney Jones.Dasia Pressley, Imani Clark, Justice Richardson and Eunice Boateng also failed to qualify in their event, the women’s 100-meter dash.With one more day of competition, the Syracuse men sit in third place with 41 points and the women are in ninth with 15 points. Commentslast_img read more

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