Cold patching on I-74 today

first_imgSunman, IN—INDOT contractor J.R. Jurgensen Co. will conduct cold mix patching operations today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on I-74 EB and WB between Exit 156 (S.R. 101) and the Ohio state line. Crews will be working from the shoulder and traffic impacts should be minimal. Motorists should watch for active crews and use extra caution in the area.last_img

Langdon races to Top Fuel win at NHRA U.S. Nationals

first_img FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 7th September, 2020 08:02 IST Langdon Races To Top Fuel Win At NHRA U.S. Nationals  Shawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 on Sunday, beating Leah Pruett in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.  Shawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 on Sunday, beating Leah Pruett in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.Langdon had a 3.705-second run at 326.32 mph against Pruett for his 17th career win at second at Indy.“There’s been a lot of hard work that has gone into this team,” Langdon said. “We’ve had an awesome car the entire weekend and it’s just a great team. How much work they put into this, it’s really impressive. This is an awesome deal, and when I hit the gas I knew we had it as long as we didn’t smoke the tires.”Jack Beckman won in Funny Car, Erica Enders in Pro Stock, and Scotty Pollacheck in Pro Stock Motorcycle.Points leader Beckman beat J.R. Todd with a 3.908 at 327.35 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat for his second victory of the year and 32nd overall.Erica Enders raced to he 27th win and first of the year, topping Matt Hartford with a 6.606 at 208.55 in a Camaro.Pollacheck rode an EBR to his first career victory, going 6.790 at 200.53 in the final round against Andrew Hines to break the track speed record. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 7th September, 2020 08:02 IST COMMENT Written By LIVE TVlast_img read more

Study examines weaknesses and opportunities in Caribbean intra-regional trade

first_imgCaribbean Community (CARICOM) agriculture ministers have been presented with a study that analyzed the weaknesses and opportunities in intra-regional food trade and transportation, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat has said.The Business Development Thematic Group (BDTG), chaired by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with support from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries, presented the study that also proposed actions to improve the regional transportation system and logistics environment, in a bid to enhance production development in these countries.During the presentation, Bahamas Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, acknowledged that, “logistics for transportation and trade of fresh produce along trade routes is of vital importance to the region and taking action in this regard is a matter of urgency”.The study pinpointed successful cases worth emulating, such as the Container Examination Station at Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation in Trinidad and Tobago and the in-port cold storage facility operated by Barbados Ice Company (BICO).However, these cases must now be replicated in other countries in the region and reforms undertaken to streamline transactions at Customs and other border agencies. There is also a need to harmonize customs procedures throughout the region.The presentation was made by Nigel Durrant, Agribusiness Specialist at the CARICOM Secretariat, who stressed the needs of small producers and exporters, who transport much of the fresh produce in the region, particularly in the Eastern Caribbean, which often has limited refrigeration facilities and infrastructure for loading operations and storage.The statement quoted Durrant as explaining that the study had identified three logistics routes for the southern, eastern and northern Caribbean, and had indicated the types of investments that would be needed to improve the integration of these routes.“The presentation also spoke to work being undertaken by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) in the area of agricultural insurance; the development of agricultural trade ties throughout the Region by the Caribbean Export Development Agency; and the creation of investment profiles by the Caribbean Agribusiness Association and the Institute,” the statement added.last_img read more