Construction sites warned over dengue breeding grounds

“If a construction site disregards the notice given to clear dengue breeding grounds then steps must be taken to cancel clearance given for the project by the local council till steps are taken to clear the dengue breeding grounds,” he said. Musthapha said that he will have discussions with the relevant authorities, including the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), on the matter. Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha today warned that measures will be taken to suspend the clearance given to construction sites in Colombo and other parts of the country if they fail to adhere to the notice issued over dengue breeding grounds.The warning comes following reports a project director of the Chinese company handling the construction of the Shangri-La Hotel in Galle Face was arrested for maintaining dengue breeding grounds. He said there is a possibility of several dengue breeding grounds being formed at construction sites and so measures must be taken to arrest the situation. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Davidson beats crosscounty rival Charlotte 7656

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Kellan Grady made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and Davidson beat cross-county rival Charlotte 76-56 on Tuesday night in the 45th meeting.Davidson has won the last six games in the series, with the 49ers winning 12 of the last 21. The road team has only won four times since the 2004-05 season.Freshman Luka Brajkovic chipped in with 12 points for Davidson (6-1). Preseason all-conference selections, Gudmundsson and Grady, were a combined 16 of 26 from the floor, helping Davidson shoot 52 per cent.Gudmundsson completed a 3-point play with 3:10 left in the first half for a 35-25 lead but the Wildcats didn’t score again the rest of the half.Jon Davis scored 16 points for Charlotte (2-3), and Milos Supica had 14 points and seven rebounds. The 49ers shot 37 per cent from the field.The Associated Press read more