September 20

CDC Warning: Packaged hard-boiled eggs have been linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Food and Drug Administration are currently investigating a deadly outbreak of Listeria infections that have been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs.According to reports the eggs were packaged in plastic pails by Almark Foods in Gainesville, Georgia, and sold to nationwide food service operators.Four out of seven people reported infections across Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas and South Carolina.One death was reported in Texas, the CDC said. Others affected were hospitalized.Check out the CDC’s advice to retailers, food service operators, and consumers, plus the latest on the outbreak here.last_img read more

September 16

SU teams still ‘on path to compete this fall,’ John Wildhack says

first_img Published on August 25, 2020 at 5:19 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Despite the cancellations of two Power 5 conferences, fall sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference “continue to be on a path to compete this fall,” Director of Athletics John Wildhack said during a press conference Tuesday.Wildhack, who signed a five-year extension last week to continue serving as athletics director, offered a sense of cautious optimism throughout the press conference. The success of Syracuse’s coronavirus protocols has encouraged him, but he said multiple times that plans could unravel quickly if an outbreak were to occur.Syracuse has now administered more than 1,750 tests to athletes, coaches and staff, five of which have been positive, Wildhack said. None of the five infections are active cases, and none have occurred within the last six weeks.Wildhack said in June that SU Athletics wasn’t planning to release information on positive cases among athletes, but he listed the numbers for total and positive tests in a statement Aug. 14. He also committed to testing athletes three times a week during the athletic season after football players sat out three practices over concerns with other school’s COVID-19 policies.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We wanted to be in-sync with the University,” Wildhack said on releasing results. “They now have a COVID-19 dashboard, and we wanted to do so in conjunction with them.”Classes at SU began Monday, but ACC school Notre Dame has temporarily halted in-person instruction due to a rise in COVID-19 infections on campus. North Carolina, also in the ACC, has permanently stopped on-campus learning for the fall semester.Wildhack said he’s in frequent conversation with the 14 other athletic directors from the conference. The COVID-19 protocols at SU have proven to be successful, he said.“For us, it’s a reminder frankly of how fragile this all is,” Wildhack said. “It doesn’t take much to shut the entire enterprise.”Syracuse is in a unique position in the ACC due to its location in New York, which mandates a two-week quarantine for travelers returning from COVID-19 hotspot states. Wildhack stressed that the Orange will only have essential personnel on road trips with its teams, and no one will be allowed to leave the hotel ahead of the game.The ACC has not determined an exact time frame for testing players prior to athletic competitions, but Wildhack said discussions are underway. The conference has also discussed increasing testing frequency, but no official policy decisions have been made. The difference between high-risk and low-risk sports has not been discussed, Wildhack said.“It looks like we’re going to increase the testing frequency, which is good,” Wildhack said.One reason for the cancellation of both the Pac-12 and Big Ten fall athletic seasons was multiple reported cases of myocarditis, a COVID-19 complication, among athletes. “Top doctors” and cardiologists have been involved in calls conference-wide, and higher-ups have discussed potential health risks and explained them to players.But if the ACC medical advisors were to change course, or New York state health officials were to tell them that the season couldn’t safely continue, that would mark the end of fall sports.“The environment we live in nobody’s out of the woods yet,” Wildhack said. “Nobody is…we understand the environment we live in, we just try to progress day to day and week to week.”last_img read more

August 28

Wellington demands Satellites success

first_imgGhana yesterday began their final leg of preparations in Naivasaha, Kenya ahead of their 2011 Africa Youth Championship trophy defence in South Africa.The Black Satellites who are both defending African and World Champions are keen to match the title winning feat chalked by the 2009 squad.Coach of the team, Orlando Wellington has declared it time for his Black Satellites to recognize their status as African Champions and aim for success again.Pitted in Group B, Ghana take on rivals Nigeria, Cameroon and the Gambia in the competition for U-20 players.Wellington, who was assistant coach for the Championship winning side two years ago says Ghana’s status as champions should be an inspiration to his new generation of Black Satellites players.“The past success (2009 title winning feat) would have no bearing on this campaign but it would certainly be a source of inspiration for us,” Wellington told www.ghanafa.org. “Winning the title in Rwanda was an important time for us. We put in lots of work and we would certainly approach the Championship with the same seriousness and aim to improve.“The personnel, thus players are different but we have a wonderful group. We all share similar ambitions, winning the title.”Being defending champions means, Ghana faces a tough task of living up to their billing with Wellington explaining that it could also play to their advantage.“It (champions tag) gives us an edge over our opponents. It only seeks to remind us of the huge expectations out there.“Opponents would give us respect and we would do same for them. But the major task of winning depends largely on us. “We need to take each game as it comes. Be confident, adopt a good tactical approach and play till the last minute to see us through,” the Black Satellites coach said.“Being champions does not mean an automatic place in the finals again. We need to earn it by working hard.”Ghana lifted the title at the Championship for U-20 players two years ago in Rwanda for the third time in the history of the competition and would be represented at the up-coming tournament in South Africa from 17 April to 2 May.Four teams in each group will meet in a round-robin format, with group winners and runners-up qualifying for the FIFA-organized U-20 World Cup in Colombia beginning in July.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more

August 26

Following loss to Bulls, Clippers take on Nets Saturday

first_img–Robert Morales CLIPPERS at NETSTipoff: 2 p.m.TV/Radio: Prime / 980 AMUpdate: The Clippers (13-10) are coming off an 83-80 loss to the Bulls at Chicago on Thursday. Prior to that the Clippers had won three consecutive games and six of seven. It was a game in which Blake Griffin was ejected midway through the third quarter for a flagrant 2 foul on Chicago’s Taj Gibson. There appeared to be no intent, but Griffin did foul Gibson hard across the face under the basket as Gibson did a pump-fake. … Clippers guards were awful in the game from a shooting standpoint. Starters Chris Paul and J.J. Redick and reserves Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford shot a combined 9 of 38 from the field. They’ll likely lose this game against the Nets if that happens again. … Griffin is averaging a team-leading 24.0 points, Paul is averaging 16.6 points and 8.3 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.4 rebounds per game. … The Nets are just 7-15. They have won their past two games – over the Rockets (110-105) and the hapless 76ers (100-91). Brooklyn is led in scoring by center Brook Lopez, who is averaging 19.6 points; he’s also averaging a team-high 2.2 blocks, as well as 8.0 rebounds. Power forward Thaddeus Young is averaging 16.2 points and a team-best 9.1 rebounds and point guard Jarrett Jack is averaging 12.8 points and 6.8 assists. … The Nets began 0-7 and are 7-8 since. … The Clippers conclude this five-game road trip Monday night at Detroit. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

August 26

Hoffarth: The relationship that a booth built for Robertson, Scully

first_imgIt’s been a 28-year give-and-take relationship that Boyd Robertson and Vin Scully have going on here. It’s also a given that neither of them take it for granted.Much of it works without a word spoken. At least, on Robertson’s part.Between hand signals, index cards, spotting boards or just a knowing nod, you’ll find Robertson, as the stage manager positioned to Scully’s right and with his left ear always open on his headset as he sits in the SportsNet LA TV booth on the Dodger Stadium club level.There is no disputing he has been the play-by-play legend’s self-appointed information middleman/security blanket/work wife/gatekeeper/sidekick for every situation imaginable, before, during and after a contest since the two of them were paired up for the 1989 season opener in Cincinnati. Every home game this season, especially, reinforces that heart-felt feeling for Robertson.Because of his responsibilities in the booth as the liaison from the TV truck and Scully, Robertson has become part of the daily dance that takes place upon Scully’s arrival usually at about 3:30 p.m. for a 7:10 p.m. game. As visitors come by his booth to share a moment with Scully, both arranged ahead of time or by spur of the moment, Robertson can go into a natural protective mode.“It’s really all about keeping things the way he wants it, and adjusting to him whatever he needs,” said Robertson, who drives in from Lake Forest and often carpools with his 28-year-old daughter Darcy, an Irvine resident who works as an EVS operator on the in-house DodgerVision team.“At the same time, we all know he tries to make time for as many people as possible. It’s just a matter of knowing his schedule, review notes, knowing when we have to have him on camera for the openings, get stat packages ready, all those things that go into it.”That’s also where Rob Menschel, the camera operator to Robertson’s right who also arranges the lighting for Scully’s on-camera appearances, statistician Brian Hagen and audio specialist Dave Wolcott come in.Menschel, who occasionally produces Dodgers telecasts, has logged 25 seasons on Team Scully. While manning his camera, he’ll often flip open his laptop to track down a note that Scully may be interested in and hands it to Robertson. Hagen has been there another 10 years, feeding numbers to Robertson, who then slips them across the table for Scully’s consideration.If the 88-year-old Hall of Famer is the last Major League Baseball broadcaster to call a game without an analyst, it’s not as if he’s all by himself.“All of them mean so much to me,” Scully says. “I think if I were there all alone, I wouldn’t have half the stuff I’m able to rely on because, well, I just can’t do it.“Sometimes I’ll be talking and miss something that Boyd sees — a pitcher in the bullpen warming up, a pinch runner comes in. Sometimes, I’ll be writing a play down in the scorebook, and could miss a decision that a play will be reviewed, and Boyd will have it.“It’s a constant source to prop me up. They can anticipate me and I can rely on them. Their personalities are wonderful, they’re great to work with, they’re constantly working, we have great respect for each other and best of all, as all these years got along, we’re good pals. I love all of them.”As time goes onRobertson can now laugh as he humbly recalls the first time he met Scully on the field at Riverfront Stadium before that Dodgers-Reds game, when Scully used to do pregame interviews in the dugout.With a suit and tie on, Robertson addressed him as “Mr. Scully” out of respect and then told him his name. The immediate response after the handshake was: “If we’re going to work together, it’s Vin.”“Right away, I knew that I’d better be pretty good at this or I won’t be here long,” said Robertson, who found out almost immediately that wasn’t going to be true. During that same Dodgers-Reds series, Robertson realized that he gave a note to Scully that was used on the air and was incorrect.“I signal for him to take off the headset after he threw it to a commercial, and I said: ‘You know that information I gave you on the air? It’s wrong. I made the mistake and it’s my fault.’“I thought that would be it for me. But Vin took this pause, and looked at me and finally said, ‘Well, welcome to the club.’“That, to me, was a confidence thing that he wanted me to succeed. Out of that failure, I succeeded, I think. It’s come to a point where I wake up every morning and can’t believe I still get to do this. I take none of it for granted.”Work ethic rubs offIf he can admit it took some years to finally get comfortable as the stage manager for Scully, Robertson says now that as far as the booth crew goes, “we all develop a rhythm off him, supporting him, and all feeding off each other.” Like passing notes in class without distracting from a teacher’s lesson, Robertson has the system down.As to whether Robertson has ever seen Scully have a so-called “bad day,” he honestly says: “I’m not sure what a bad day is with him. He’s always done his homework. Always professional and with energy. Maybe it comes from what he said he heard once from an old-time writer in New York: Only losers beef. And that rubs off on everyone. You don’t complain around him – after all, what can you complain about?”Maybe that, after all these years, things are about to change dramatically. Robertson can’t even be sure he’ll be around after this season depending on the needs of new play-by-play man Joe Davis.“We know it’s very different this year, and it’s supposed to be,” said Robertson. “We wish it could go on, but I remember all the times when we’d leave one channel at the end of the season, knowing we’d join another one, and Vin would always say, ‘Nothing lasts forever.’ “Well, this really is his year to say goodbye.”And on that note …MEASURING MEDIA MOMENTUMWHAT SMOKES• Whereas California governor Jerry Brown was in Europe on vacation, and whereas Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was in Montana on vacation, and whereas Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon could basically do whatever he wanted as the acting boss until Monday aside from changing back the minimum wage, it was declared “Vin Scully Day” in the state on Friday, all because de Leon, whose state Senate district includes Dodger Stadium, had that power. Would it have been cooler if Brown himself had signed off on it, perhaps saving it for the Dodgers-Giants regular-season finale on Oct. 2 in San Francisco? That’s for another day.WHAT CHOKES• Vin Scully declared months ago he had no desire to inject himself into Fox’s coverage for the 87th MLB All-Star Game in San Diego on Tuesday. But there is no logical reason why Dick Enberg, another Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster who will also be finishing his career after the last seven years with the Padres on the Fox Sports San Diego cable channel, wasn’t requested to join Joe Buck and John Smoltz on at least an inning or two for the exhibition. Instead, Fox has asked him to … well, we’ll let Enberg tell it. “I’ve done several All-Star historical pieces in limerick style, not written by me, that are playing around the game, pre and post, on the network. I also did pen an essay, my love letter to baseball, that is playing this weekend on our FSSD games (Padres vs. Dodgers, blacked out in L.A.) that I think is really good and has been offered to the network.” Is just this small part of Enberg better than nothing? Hmmm. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img No matter how many times a Dodgers’ local broadcast has changed hands and new rights holders have considered changing things up — from KTTV Channel 11 in the late ’80s when Robertson first came on to KTLA Channel 5, from the original Prime Ticket to the recent SportsNet LA — Scully’s request is that Robertson be part of the package deal.Wish granted. To think that at 63 years old, and already mapping out some retirement plans having also logged a dozen years as a stage manager for the Lakers’ Chick Hearn and more of them on major events at ABC for Jim McKay, Keith Jackson and the “Monday Night Football” crew of Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford and Don Meredith, Robertson wasn’t even alive when Scully started his broadcasting career with the franchise.“This is the pinnacle of my professional life,” said Robertson, a varsity golfer at Southeastern Oklahoma State who came West in the early 1980s, moving to Burbank to get further into the TV business. “I’ve always been down on the food chain. I like to be part of a team. That’s where I belong. But with Vin, it’s the best.”Managing Scully’s timelast_img read more

August 16

Spars Cup 2014 – Igokea, Šibenik and Timisoara in Sarajevo: New Great Project by Spars

first_imgWhen it comes to club basketball in Sarajevo, it looks like only the Youth basketball club Spars is going somewhere.We could see that at the yesterday’s press conference held on occasion of the forthcoming Spars Cup 2014 tournament where, besides Spars as a host, other clubs like the Bosnian champion Igokea, Šibenik from Croatia and Timisoara from Romania will play too.A growing traditionThe president of the club Nihad Selimović pointed out that the tournament will become tradition and that in time stronger teams will arrive to Skenderija. The first matches are scheduled for today, one between Timisoara and Igokea at 17:30 o’clock and the other between Spars and Šibenik at 20:00 o’clock. On Saturday, a match will be played for the 3rd place while the final match is scheduled at 18:30 o’clock.“The tournament will serve as a checkup of the actual condition of the team gathered for a month now, while the basic preparations were held during that time at Vlašić. The most important thing is that we have mostly kept the same members as in the last season and that we are going to face new challenges with more experience.” – said Selimović.The first Bosnian team’s trainer Marko Trbić points out that the club wishes to bring well known teams at the tournament so that the young players from Spars could have a chance to play against excellent players.“We made efforts to organize this tournament on our own and decided to call the teams with more experience than us. The tournament will be a chance for us to see in which direction to go in the future as well as to see our mistakes and to try to eliminate our deficiencies. We will probably have some problems when it comes to striking but we will fix that by the beginning of the season. The most important thing is that our opponents are of high quality and we will try to ensure as much matches with them as possible. When it comes to our players, we miss two of them this year, but we will rely on our experience. Ambitions remain the same and that is to play again in the finals.” – said Trbić.New captainWhen Adin Vrabac went to the German Trier, the captain of Spars became a young and senior representative of our country Stefan Glogovac who said that the role of captain represents great honour for him.“This is my fifth year in the club and I am very glad to succeed Vrabac. I am grateful to the coach and to the Management of the club for the confidence they have in me. I will do my best to fulfil their expectations. I hope I will play even better in the next season and that I will be invited again to our senior representation.” – said Glogovac.(Source: Oslobođenje / photo: Didier Torche)last_img read more

August 12

England Golf seeks applicants for Under 16 Boys Regional Coaching

first_img27 Jul 2012 England Golf seeks applicants for Under 16 Boys Regional Coaching England Golf is seeking 80 talented youngsters across the country to form ten under 16 Boys regional coaching squads for training over the winter months of 2012/13.Having recently identified ten regional coaches to lead its Boys’ regional coaching programme from September 2012, England’s governing body for amateur golf is now looking for young players to step up to the mark and get on the first rung of England Golf’s national coaching structure.“We aim to give our talented young players the best golf development experience available,” commented Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Director of Coaching.“In return, we expect the players to commit themselves to a programme of golf coaching and physical training that will set them up for life, far beyond the U16 series of tournaments. By expanding our coaching commitment with this age group, we are giving England Golf the best chance of success at U18, men’s and ultimately touring professional level in future.”In a new development for 2012, players will no longer be nominated or selected for the Regional Coaching Programme. Instead, young golfers will be asked to submit an initial application form and if successful will be invited to one of five squad selection weekends.After competing with their peers in a series of skills tests, player profiling and on course ability they will learn if they have secured one of the squad places for the months ahead.“There is no guarantee that the current best U16 level players will automatically gain a squad place, they will have to work for it and demonstrate their desire,” expanded Edwards. “Current performance levels are a key factor but they will have to be matched and exceeded by work ethic, commitment and their attitude to improving. The player with more hunger and thirst for improvement is always likely to come out the more proficient golfer in the long run.”The deadline for applications is Friday 17th August 2012.last_img read more

May 26

Vanuatu favourites after exciting win over PNG

first_imgThey made it 4 wins from 4 games as they overcame a rejuvenated PNG side by just 7 runs.PNG’s bowlers turned up after a below par performance on Tuesday to restrict Vanuatu to just 115 off their 20 overs after Vanuatu won the toss and elected to bat. Kabua Vagi Morea was tight with the ball taking 2/18 from his 4 overs and PNG were back to their best in the field with 2 run outs and some excellent catches.However, Vanuatu were determined to make it back to back wins and Patrick Matautaava responded with the wicket of PNG captain Chris Amini in the first over. Riley Hekure (41) and Dogodo Bau (23) steadied things to take it 2/58 and PNG looked to be well on track to victory.Vanuatu’s bowlers had other ideas and the introduction of Jelany Chilia (3/18) quickly turned the momentum as PNG lost 7/22 to be left 7 runs short at the end of the 20 overs.In the morning matches PNG and Vanuatu both recorded comfortable wins against Tonga and New Caledonia respectively while Tonga had their second successive win over an enthusiastic New Caledonia in the afternoon.Today is a rest day for cricket with matches resuming tomorrow at Amini Park.Round 3Vanuatu 7/285 (20) Nalin Nipiko 105, Ronald Tari 69, Simpson Obed 32, Joseph Nigote 2/57 defeated New Caledonia 9/51 (14.2) Emmanuel Katrawi 15*, Simpson Obed 2/7 , Shem Sala 2/7 by 234 runsPNG 9/190 (20) Jason Kila 74, Riley Hekure 47, Sione Manumuna 3/26, Timote Latu 2/37 defeated New Caledonia 10/76 (20) Aloisio Pau’u 22, Maamaloa Kuluka 21, Jason Kila 3/7, Alei Nao 2/15 by 114 runsRound 4Tonga 3/222 (20) Nicolasi Moala 86, Aloisio Pau’u 60, Nicholls Adjouhgniope 2/57 defeated New Caledonia 10/162 (19.3) Jonathan Lapacas 57*, David Magulu 21, Asiake Haukinima 3/9, Paula Palu 3/135 by 60 runsVanuatu 9/115 (20) Jonathon Dunn 41,  Andrew Mansale 32, Simpson Obed 32,  Kabua Vagi Morea 2/18, Hiri Hiri 2/20 defeated PNG 9/108 (20) Riley Hekure 41, Dogodo Bau 23, Jelany Chillia 3/18, Simpson Obed 2/13 by 7 runsPacific Games Points Table:last_img read more

January 19

Ateneo, NU keep perfect slates in UAAP juniors

first_imgTerrence Fortea had 26 points to lead the Bullpups against the Junior Falcons while Rhayyan Amsali added 14 points and 12 rebounds.Joaquin Manuel led the Blue Eaglets against the Junior Warriors filling up the stat sheets with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals while SJ Belangel did his part with 13 points, seven assists, and five boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUniversity of Santo Tomas claimed solo third after an 83-79 overtime win over defending champion Far Eastern University-Diliman.John Cansino dominated for the Tiger Cubs with 29 points and 11 rebounds as UST bounced back from its lone loss of the tournament, an 89-85 slip-up against NU. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Ateneo kept its immaculate record in the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball tournament after humiliating University of the East, 97-47, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles are at 4-0 to share the top spot with National University, which brushed off Adamson University 94-82 on the same day.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Gesta to challenge Linares for WBA World lightweight title Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

January 14

Albert Bropleh Charged with US$19,676.25 Theft Again

first_imgMore than two years after he was found guilty of stealing hundreds of thousands of United States dollars, the former Chairman and Commissioner of Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) has been indicted again, this time for allegedly stealing US$19,676.25.Dr. Albert Bropleh, together with Madison Turkpah and Joseph Dortu, General Manager of the Goderich Construction Company have been charged with the commission of the crimes of economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property, criminal conspiracy and violation of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC),  competitive bidding process by the government.Unfortunately for them, the Criminal Court ‘C,’ where they are expected to stand trial has issued an order to have the three individuals arrested immediately, though the crimes for which they are charged are offences eligible for bail.According to the indictment, prepared by the Grand Jury for Montserrado County, the defendants on September 29, 2008, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which agreement allegedly authorized the company to procure and install a Closed Circuit Television (CCT) and access control system, including a two year parts and warranty package, at the LTA’s office at the Methodist Compound on 12th Street in Monrovia, at a total cost of US$19,676.25.The document further alleges that the defendants’ action was a total violation of the required process and procedures of the PPCC Act, which calls for a competitive bidding to select the company for the project.But, with criminal intent, the court’s record claimed, defendant Bropleh, single-handedly selected the company and awarded the CCT procurement, installation and access control contract, which it alleges, is contrary to the PPCC Act.Further in the indictment, co-defendant Bropleh told his colleagues that he had the capacity to procure and install the CCT and access control system at the LTA’s office. Based on the MOU, defendant Dortu submitted an invoice to LTA, dated September 24, 2008, in the amount of US$10,862.50, representing 50 percent payment which he detailed for equipment and specifications that he would use for the construction of the CCT, and it was paid to him.According to the record, 10 days after Dortu received his 50 percent payment, and being fully aware that he had not procured or installed the CCT and access control system, he made an additional request, dated October 6, to the LTA for another 40 percent payment in the amount of US$8,745.00, which amount co-defendant Bropleh paid in the presence of Turkpah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more