Illinois passes USD45 bn construction bill

first_imgOn signing the bill, Illinois Governor Jay Robert Pritzker said: “Together we passed the largest, most robust capital plan in this state’s history. We are investing USD45 billion over six years to fix what is broken and repair what is needed.”USD33 billion has been earmarked for transportation projects, while state facilities will receive approximately USD4.3 billion worth of investment. In total, USD4.7 billion has been allocated to environmental and educational projects.The necessary funds for the state-wide plan will come from a combination of tax increases and legislation changes.last_img

Rebuilt snow blower on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

first_imgSWITZERLAND: Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn is keeping its Oberalp Pass route open this winter using a snow clearing vehicle which has been completely rebuilt by Schmidt.The metre-gauge vehicle which was previously used on the Rhätische Bahn’s Bernina route is more than 50 years old. After being acquired by MGB it was transported to Schmidt’s St Blasien site in Germany, where it was completely dismantled and rebuilt with only the frames, cab and parts of the power unit retained.The new telescopic clearing head has maximum clearing width of 4·6 m and a maximum clearing height of 3·0 m. A new 682 kW diesel engine was fitted and the control systems replaced, with the drive system for the clearing head converted from overhead electric to diesel-hydraulic power. The control console was completely overhauled and redesigned to offer significantly more control functions than before, with the clearing head now operated by joysticks. The vehicle was also retrofitted with Abt rack braking equipment.last_img read more

J’can sentenced in US for giving fatal penis enlargement injection

first_img 853 Views   no discussions NewsRegional J’can sentenced in US for giving fatal penis enlargement injection by: Associated Press – November 10, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Kasia Rivera (Photo:, New Jersey (AP) — A Jamaican woman who caused a man’s death by injecting silicone into his penis has been sentenced to five years in state prison.Kasia Rivera, who resides in East Orange, New Jersey, could also be deported to her native Jamaica under the sentence imposed Monday.The 38-year-old woman had pleaded guilty in September to reckless manslaughter, shortly before her trial was to start. She admitted delivering the silicone injection that killed Justin Street in 2011.Authorities say the 22-year-old East Orange man went to Rivera’s home so she could inject his penis with silicone, which he hoped would enlarge it. But the silicone she used wasn’t the kind used for medical procedures, and it caused an embolism which killed him.Rivera acknowledged that she wasn’t a trained doctor or licensed to administer the injection.last_img read more

Alabama: 12 Opponents in 12 Days — FCS Charleston Southern

first_imgAlabama head coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.Editor’s Note: Leading up to the start of preseason camp, the Montgomery Advertiser will take a look at each of Alabama’s 12 regular-season games.As the regular season winds down, it inevitably leads to the annual rivalry game showdown to end all rivalry games — the Iron Bowl.But as has been the case in recent years, Alabama will play a warm-up game the week beforehand against an overmatched FCS program.This year’s sacrificial lamp is Charleston Southern, which enters the season as the No. 24th ranked team in FCS, according to Sporting News’ preseason poll.The Bucs feature an experienced roster loaded with All-Big South representatives, including senior linebacker Aaron Brown, junior offensive lineman Erik Austell, and junior corner Troy McGowens, as well as senior quarterback Austin Brown and junior running back Mike Holloway.The game will be Charleston Southern’s fifth matchup with a SEC team, including games against Georgia and Vanderbilt last season. The Bucs nearly pulled off its first win over an FBS program when it fell 21-20 against the Commodores last year, Charleston Southern is 0-14 all-time versus FBS programs.Game 11Charleston SouthernDate: Nov. 21Time: TBALocation: Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)TV: TBACoach: Jamey Chadwell (43-29 overall in 6 years, 18-7 entering 3rd season at CSU)2014 record: 8-4, 3-2 Big South (3rd)Series history: First meeting2014 rankings/game (Big South)Scoring offense — 28.4 (4th)Total offense — 400.1 (3rd)Scoring defense — 22.0 (2nd)Total defense — 325.7 (1st)Returning starters: 17 (9 on offense, 5 on defense, 3 special teams)Returning leadersOFFENSEPassing: QB Austin Brown, Sr. — 126-of-241 passing (52.3 percent), 1,848 yards, 11 touchdowns, 11 interceptions.Rushing: RB Mike Holloway, Jr. — 77 carries, 590 yards (7.7 average), 4 touchdowns.Receiving: WR Nathan Perera, Sr. — 28 catches, 398 yards (14.2 average), 2 touchdowns.DEFENSETackles: LB Aaron Brown, Sr. — 81.Tackles for loss: Aaron Brown — 9.Sacks: DB Davion Anderson, So. — 3.Interceptions: CB Troy McGowens, Jr. and CB Malcolm Jackson, Sr. — 4.3 things to know about Charleston SouthernBrown bagging: Senior linebacker Aaron Brown broke out last season with a team-high 81 tackles and a place on the All-Big South first team defense. His 81 tackles ranked seventh in the Big South conference, including a career-high 12 tackles against The Cidadel as he established himself as the Bucs’ biggest defensive presence. In the near-upset of Vanderbilt, Brown racked up seven total tackles including one for loss, to lead Charleston Southern’s conference-best defense last season. If the Bucs are going to pull off the upsets of all upsets, it’ll start with Brown and the defense.Key returner: Darius Hammond is a proven playmaker on special teams, providing the Bucs a dynamic option as a kick and punt returner. Last season Hammond ranked fifth nationally averaging 13.8 yards per punt return, and had a program record 74-yard punt return for a touchdown in a win over The Citadel. In 2013, Hammond averaged 19.9 yards on a team-high 16 kickoffs, including a long of 38. Special teams can often be the difference in a game and Hammond is the kind of playmaker with the ball in his hands to provide that difference.UABrown: Senior quarterback Austin Brown started all 12 games for the Bucs last season after transferring in from Alabama sister school UAB. In two seasons with the Blazers, Brown combined for 3,872 passing yards and 24 touchdowns. Last season, Brown completed 52 percent of his passes while throwing for 1,848 yards and 11 touchdowns within the Bucs’ spread option offense. Of course, he also threw 11 interceptions and struggled against Vanderbilt and Georgia last year, including completing just 4-of-10 passes for 15 yards and an interception versus the Bulldogs.Next up: Auburnlast_img read more

Improbable wins Whitney for Baffert at Saratoga

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 2nd August, 2020 07:52 IST Improbable Wins Whitney For Baffert At Saratoga Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95 First Published: 2nd August, 2020 07:52 IST FOLLOW US Written By Associated Press Television News center_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95.Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Improbable ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.65. The 4-year-old colt paid $8.50, $4.50 and $2.70. He earned an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 7 at Keeneland.By My Standards returned $5.40 and $2.60. Tom’s d’Etat paid $2.10 to show. Code of Honor finished fourth and Mr. Buff took fifth.Baffert won last year’s race with McKinzie. Trainer Scotty Schulhofer won the Whitney in 1994 with Colonial Affair and the following year with Unaccounted For.Image credits: AP last_img read more