Plans to have the highly-anticipated new asphalt plant commissioned in April are progressing well as the Public Infrastructure Ministry awaits the shipment of the plant later this month.The plant is scheduled for shipment on February 25, 2019 from Germany, according to the Ministry and the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC). Officials from these two entities recently inspected the plant in Germany to verify its state of readiness and preparatory arrangements for shipment to Guyana.The new asphalt plant was procured through public tender during 2018 by the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, signalling an increase in operations and growth in demand.As reported, it is anticipated that the new asphalt plant will have the power and capability to produce approximately 160 tonnes of asphalt per hour – almost four times faster than the current asphalt plant. Presently, the Special Projects Unit under the Public Infrastructure Ministry utilises almost 60 per cent of the asphalt produced by the DHBC.As an infrastructural investment, this plant is expected to provide efficiency in the continuity of supply of materials to the Ministry in the execution of road construction and rehabilitation, without compromising quality or price, as the DHBC remains the cheapest asphalt concrete producing company in Guyana.Further, as the product of a top brand worldwide, the new plant is expected to meet all required environmental standards regarding air and noise emissions.The Ministry said the installation will equip Guyana with the most modern plant within the Caribbean.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, September 26, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.At Wilmington High School: The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Wednesday Baby Times at 9:30am. Well Read Wednesday Book Group at 10am. Preschool Storytime at 10:30am. Tech Help Drop-in at 2pm. Crafternoon: Chocolate Chip Cookie Squishies at 3:45pm. Read To Prince, 5pm-6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For March 21, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
PR handoutIn a free-wheeling chat with Nach Baliye contestant and celebrity dancer-turned-actor Faisal Khan, who has participated in the show alongwith his girlfriend, Muskaan.You have a history of winning dance shows and being a finalist. This must be a cake walk for you. Comments.I have always either won the reality shows or have been the finalist. It is like my reputation is on stake. It is not going to be easy, because this time I am not doing it alone or with a professional dancer. I am going to dance with my girlfriend Muskaan, who is a complete non-dancer. I think it will be a little difficult for me but we are going to try our best and attempt to put in our best in the show, so that I can accomplish my hat-trick of winning the reality shows. This was the last show left that I wanted to do and I don’t know what next is in my platter. I really wanted to do this show and I am doing it. So, it is a great feeling. I have never faced an elimination in my life and I would prefer not to.You would be seen shaking your legs with your real-life partner. What do you prefer – solo or with a partner?When I started dancing, I came in the industry as a solo dancer. I habe also performed in duos and groups, but, when it comes to comfort, I feel an individual is always comfortable in solo. In solo, a person can do anything all alone, even if he forgets a step, he can come up with something on-the-spot. But, in teamwork, if your partner forgets the step or someone from the team forgets it, then it is hard to manage on stage. Having said that, if you share the stage with your life partner then it a different kind of fun altogether, since I am participating with Muskaan, who is exceptionally close to me. It is going to be a new and different experience.We have seen your finest dance moves. Is Muskaan a good dancer too, in your opinion?I think Muskaan is a fine dancer, she is a non-dancer but has done some dancing in her childhood. Before this show started, we did some rehearsals and ever since we have been in a relationship, she has developed some more understanding about dance. She is always ready to work hard, she never gives up and that I truly like about her. Even if after giving her 100% she does some mistakes on stage, I wouldn’t blame her. For me what matters is you should give your all, no matter whether you are a dancer or a non-dancer. Till now she is doing really well.Wouldn’t it be difficult to rehearse as a couple as perfectionists tend to lose their patience when steps go wrong?I think, I have this problem that if my partner or someone from the team doesn’t give their full performance, I tend to get angry. While rehearsing, I feel that we should be focused, so that you learn properly from the start till the end. There is a difference between doing hardwork and slogging and I don’t like slogging. When you dance with your professional partner, few mistakes can happen but here I don’t think I can say the same about Muskaan because she is a non-dancer who is trying. So, I have to be patient and it is obvious that she will make mistakes. There are some basics of dance that I have to make her understand, but I will have to control my anger otherwise our chemistry wouldn’t be visible. Till now, everything is going well. She is learning and I have full confidence that she will become a good dancer with time.What’s your USP as a couple?The chemistry that we have after been in a relationship for such a long time is our USP and will reflect onscreen.Who would you say is your biggest competitor?You must have heard many people saying it but I and Muskaan genuinely don’t consider anyone as our competitor. Even in the past shows, I never considered anyone as my competitor because everyone has come here to give their cent percent. I have to challenge and compete with myself and that will definitely help me in future. I think we are, our own competitors. We are going to compete with our own past performances, that will help us to stand tall at the end of the show but there are other good dancers in the show too. Shantanu and Nityami both are professional dancers and Natasha is a good dancer, but there is no competition as such. We have just entered in the competition, may be in future I can tell, who is my competition but for now, we are, our own competitors.