Dedication to the Nation and laying of foundation stone of various National Highway Projects in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir by Shri Nitin Gadkari on 27th-28th September

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari will be dedicating to the Nation and laying  foundation stone of various National Highway(NH) Projects in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir on 27th September, 2021. The minister will review and inspect  Z-Morh and Zojila Tunnel on 28th September, 2021 .

Shri Gadkari  will lay the foundation stone of the following road projects:

  1. Baramula-Gulmarg: NH-701A in Union Territory of J&K.  Upgradation of existing carriage way. Total length 43 km, Awarded cost Rs. 85 Crores.  This will improve riding quality of NH for tourist to visit Gulmarg.
  2. Vailoo to Donipawa (P-VI): NH-244 in the Anantnag district of J&K.  Construction and upgradation (2L+PS) of the road.  Total length 28 km, awarded cost Rs. 158 Crores.  This will provide connectivity to Kokernag&Vailoo.
  3. Donipawa to Ashajipra (P-VII):  NH-244, joining with NH-44 in the District of Anantnag. Construction of new bypass (2L+PS) .  Total length 8.5 Km, awarded cost Rs. 57 Crores.  This will Bypass the Anantnag town.
  4. 4 lane Ring Road around Srinagar (42 km) Rs. 2948.72 crores for decongestion of Srinagar City.

Hon’ble Minister will visit following Project sites:

  1. Visit of Z-Morh portal area, and will drive through the Z-Morh main tunnel.  Length of the Z-Morh main tunnel is 6.5 Km length of the escape tunnel (Excavation completed) is 6.5 Km.  Z-Morh tunnel will provide all weather connectivity to Sonamarg tourist town.
  2. Visit of Nilgrar tunnel-I and II.  Nilgrar-I is a twin tube tunnel of 433 m length each.  Nilgrar twin tunnel-2 is of 1.95 Km length each.   Nilgrar-I and Nilgrar-II tunnels are the part of 18.0 Km long approach road to Zojila west portal.  Total cost of the approach road including both these tunnels is Rs. 1900 Crores.  Zojila tunnel will provide connectivity to Ladakh region Kargil, Drass and Leh.
  3. Visit of Zojila Tunnel through west portal.  Total length of the Zojila Tunnel is 14.15 km.  Awarded cost of the tunnel is Rs. 2610 Crores.
  4. Visit of Zojila tunnel through east portal.  Excavation of tunnel through west portal has been done 123 m in heading and through east portal excaved in heading has been done 368 m as on date.


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VetCoin Dedication: Austin “Bud” Burrell. A Legacy Earned

The VetCoin team dedicates this effort to the memory and legacy of C. Austin “Bud” Burrell. Bud served with the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam and went on to work for more than 35 years on Wall Street. He was a senior derivatives specialist, development stage company investment banker, and later became a chief executive numerous times. During his career, he helped launch countless fruitful business ventures. Perhaps more importantly, Bud invested in people as a leader and mentor, which resulted in the successful launch of many careers.
Mr. Burrell was an outspoken critic of financial fraud and its connection to national security issues. He often referred to illegal naked short selling as a “glaring hole” in the U.S. financial system and is still recognized today by new generations as a champion for ethical action on Wall Street. Bud was a 1968 Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a graduate of the Army’s Finance Officer Advanced Course.

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Dedication to Community launches partnership with South Carolina State University Athletics

Edwin R. Woodriffe Partnership continues expansion of awareness and action program for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.April 20, 2021PRLog — Dedication to Community (D2C), a national non-profit that educates and empowers communities on diversity, belonging, and equity, today announced a historic partnership with South Carolina State University (SCSU) to create and implement an extensive awareness and action strategy for all of SCSU’s 270 student-athletes, staff and coaches.

The Edwin R. Woodriffe Partnership, an interactive program scheduled to begin this summer, will include on-site training, and customized interactive sessions and speakers. D2C’s growing college presence has included dozens of institutions of higher education, including Boston College, Harvard University, University of Maryland College Park, Seton Hall University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, St. John’s University School of Law and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“These on-campus programs to educate and listen beautifully to student-athletes will be vital to the process of bringing communities together and developing life skills that will resonate well beyond the field of play,” said M. Quentin Williams, D2C founder and CEO. “SCSU is a key starting point for us, especially given our powerful bond with Pro Football Hall of Famer and SC State Trustee Donnie Shell. Mr. Shell believes in D2C’s mission and we are excited about initiating our heightened focus on HBCU’s with the brilliant students, faculty and staff at SCSU.

“Additionally, the D2C family is honored to support the legacy of Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe, the only black FBI Agent to be killed in the line of duty, as an integral part of this initiative,” Williams said.

SC State President James E. Clark said D2C’s commitment to diversity and social justice is in keeping with the university’s mission and ideals.

“The actions of Mr. Williams will make a difference for student-athletes across the nation,” Clark said, “and we are tremendously grateful that the SC State campus community will be on the forefront of this crucial endeavor.

“We also are indebted to Trustee Shell for his role in this partnership, which is just one example of his steadfast and comprehensive dedication to SC State and our student-athletes,” the SC State president said.

The Edwin R. Woodriffe Partnership model will contain four sessions for the fall and four sessions for the spring with all student-athletes, campus student leaders and coaches attending in the semester when they are not actively playing and training. The sessions will include training on cultural awareness and shifting perspectives related to social justice with an emphasis on empowerment through voting, interacting with law enforcement at traffic stops, the power of social media and D2C’s “Recipe for Reconciliation.”

The interactive discussions will embrace a reflection on the Derek Chauvin trial, the plight of people of color, including African American civilians, who have lost their lives during encounters with law enforcement and the real-life experiences of the attendees. Additionally, there will be a transition program entitled, “When the Cheering Stops and Lights Go Out,” to help prepare the students athletes for their inevitable move from college athletics to their life’s next chapter, encompassing self-identity and positive reinforcement in their post-athletic career.

D2C’s next step with HBCUs starting at SCSU is a natural fit given Shell’s work with both organizations. A SCSU graduate and member of the school’s Board of Trustees, Shell is also an executive advisor for D2C, a role that he embraced in the Fall of 2020 and brings significant experience as a legendary athlete, professional mentor, and spiritual and civic leader.

A member of both the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame, Shell won four Super Bowl championships with the Pittsburgh Steelers among other highlights in his 14-year playing career. From 1994 to 2009, he directed player development for the Carolina Panthers, ensuring financial education, family assistance, internships and continuing education for players. After the NFL, Donnie served as director of the Spiritual Life Center at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., where he focused on programs to inspire change while enriching the religious, spiritual and intellectual lives of students.

“It brings me great pleasure to see two organizations, my alma mater South Carolina State and Dedication to Community, commit to working together to do good,” Shell said. “There is a great need today to unite, listen, and learn from each other, and that’s what SCSU and D2C are all about; cooperative relationships, progressive thought and helping us all move forward with the challenges we continue to face.”

Shell established the Donnie Shell Scholarship Foundation, and along with the D2C Sports Division head Lamonte Winston, at one time was the namesake for the NFL’s Winston/Shell Award recognizing the League’s Most Outstanding Player Development Director/Program. In September 2020, D2C expanded its reach to involve professional, collegiate, and K-12 athletes, having Shell join Winston (former director of player engagement and Development, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders) to further expand the foundation’s capabilities.

Shortly thereafter, Williams announced a historic partnership with the Miami HEAT and the City of Miami Police Department and, in February 2021, launched a partnership with veteran PGA TOUR golfer Kirk Triplett.

Additional D2C partnerships tied to athletes, universities and teams are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. To date, D2C has continued to expand its work with law enforcement agencies in several states across the U.S., including Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, the Carolinas, and at the FBI National Academy in Virginia, where Williams has been an instructor.


About Dedication to Community (D2C)

Dedication to Community (D2C) is a national non-profit that educates and empowers communities through skills-building workshops and ongoing forums designed to improve understanding and foster relationships while pursuing healing, reconciliation and unity. Its experts work with government agencies and the private sector by training and advising on critical issues in public safety and law enforcement, as well as diversity, belonging and equity. For more information, please visit

About South Carolina State University

Founded in 1896 as a land grant institution with a mission of providing service to the citizens of the state, South Carolina State University has evolved from a small teachers’ college into a major University center of learning and research. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., South Carolina State offers more than 50 different fields of study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools.