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Govt. Safeguarding Freshwater Resources

first_imgRelatedThousands Benefit From Ja REEACH Project Photo: Melroy SterlingWater, Land, Environment, and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, addresses the Ministry’s Climate Change Public Campaign Consultation on the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21), at the Cecil Charlton Hall, in Mandeville, Manchester, on September 17. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Govt. Safeguarding Freshwater ResourcesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Related35,000-Gallon Catchment Tank Repaired in North West Manchester Govt. Safeguarding Freshwater Resources EnvironmentSeptember 19, 2015Written by: Douglas Mcintoshcenter_img Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, says the Government, through the Ministry, is taking the necessary measures to safeguard Jamaica’s freshwater resources, in light of protracted drought conditions.These measures, he informs, include: revision of Jamaica’s 2004 Water Sector Policy and Action Plans, work on which is “far advanced,” and development of the Rural Water Supply Development Strategy.Mr. Pickersgill notes that these engagements are also aimed at ensuring that the supply of fresh water is “not compromised in any way.”The Minister was speaking at the Ministry’s second Climate Change Public Campaign consultation on the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21), at the Cecil Charlton Hall, in Mandeville, Manchester, on September 17.Mr. Pickersgill said the consultations are being held at a time when the signs of climate change are “all around us.”“We are in the throes of one of the fiercest drought periods in a long time, where the lack of rainfall has caused water to become scarce in many parts of Jamaica,” he pointed out.Noting that there have been “encouraging” signs of rainfall within recent weeks, the Minister said “we need sustained rainfall in order to make a difference to the storage levels in our major catchment areas, and in our water production facilities islandwide.”He pointed to the “troubling” predictions of local meteorologists who have indicated that Jamaica could experience increased dry conditions for the rest of 2015, and until March 2016.The Minister also highlighted the report of the Climate Studies Group, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, titled: ‘State of the Jamaican Climate 2012’, which points out that most of the future rainfall projections for the Caribbean show decreases, especially by the end of the 21st Century.Additionally, he said the group indicated that this drying trend will “firmly establish itself somewhere in the middle of the current century,”“These are exciting times when Jamaica, a small island developing state, can do its part to steer a shrinking global village from disaster, and towards a brighter future. We must grasp the changes that are taking place all around us and steadfastly adopt as our motto in these times: ‘With Climate Change, We Must Change’,” Mr. Pickersgill said.The 21st annual United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP21) will be held in Paris, France from November 30 to December 11.The conference aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations of the world.Given the significance of COP 21, a number of events will be staged targeting specific groups and the general public, who will be provided with information on the conference, ahead of the Paris meetingAs part of preparations, the Ministry has been staging a series of national consultations to enlighten participants on ongoing developments and elicit proposals from them. The next consultation is scheduled for Montego Bay, in October. Story HighlightsWater, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, says the Government, through the Ministry, is taking the necessary measures to safeguard Jamaica’s freshwater resources, in light of protracted drought conditions.These measures, he informs, include: revision of Jamaica’s 2004 Water Sector Policy and Action Plans, work on which is “far advanced,” and development of the Rural Water Supply Development Strategy. Advertisements RelatedLand Surveyors Urged To Assist the Landlesslast_img read more

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first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Watch Rebic celebrate Jovic’s goal before Frankfurt striker touches ball

first_imgLuka Jovic is so good in front of goal his team-mates are celebrating before he’s even scored it.The Eintracht Frankfurt striker was on the scoresheet during their Europa League semi-final second leg clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. shining Jovic’s smart finish levelled up the tie Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense huge blow 1 And Jovic’s goal was actually being celebrated by team-mate Ante Rebic before the Serbian even touched the ball.Below you can see Jovic’s goal and Rebic’s early celebration. no dice gameday cracker REPLY Ante Rebić just knew his strike partner was going to score 😂— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 9, 2019The tie ended up going to penalties as neither side could be separated after extra-time and Jovic also found the net in the shootout.However, Kepa Arrizabalaga was not beaten by Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia in the shootout, sending Chelsea to the final where they will meet Arsenal in Baku on May 29. ADVICE REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move It was a painful moment for Jovic and Frankfurt but the 21-year-old appears destined for bigger things this summer, with Real Madrid set to complete a £51million deal for him.So Jovic may score against Chelsea in next season’s Champions League…last_img read more

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Volunteers urged to sign up for Annual Street Sleep fundraiser

first_imgThe North West Simon Community is calling on businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals from all walks of life to sign up for the Annual Sleep Out this October.‘Sleep Out for Simon’ takes place on Friday 5th Oct in Letterkenny and Sligo this year. This event forms part of Simon Week, an awareness campaign on homelessness and its causes taking place nationally from Mon1st to Sun 7th Oct.Last year alone, North West Simon Community supported 177 individuals, couples and families from becoming homeless. Collette Ferguson from NW Simon Community said: “We feel it is imperative that people be made aware of the growing number of people at risk or already made homeless in the counties of Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo.”You don’t have to be sleeping on the streets in a big city or town to prove you are homelessMs Ferguson added: “There is an evolving face to homelessness that we encounter today and it affects people closer to home than we may care to imagine; people from our own villages and towns, and isolated rural areas; and those coming out of our failing institutions, is really what lies behind these growing and damning national statistics.”The most vulnerable in our society are the first to be locked out of the housing market, Ms Ferguson added. The North West Simon Community works to prevent people from becoming homeless. The organisation provides vital services to minimise the duration and impact on the increasing number of people who have been made homelessness this year. Assisting them to be resettled back into a place they can call home, with on-going support, as soon as practicably possible. The Annual Street Sleep is taking place in Letterkenny & Sligo on Fri, 5th Oct and the North West Simon are urging businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals from all walks of life to sign up today and support our worthy cause!You hold the key to a brighter future! So sign-up today and help change someone’s life for the better! – Collette Ferguson.If interested, please contact Collette on: T: 074 9121613 M: 087 0552478 or E: [email protected] you must be over 18 years to take part in the Sleep Out. Each participant will receive a Certificate and return home with the satisfaction that they have helped make a difference in their local Simon Community. Once a participant signs up and meets the fundraising team they will receive a fundraising pack which will provide details of the event and include a Sponsorship Card.For further details, check out North West Simon Community facebook page urged to sign up for Annual Street Sleep fundraiser was last modified: September 3rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fundraisingNorth West Simon Communitysleep outvolunteeringlast_img read more

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A New Noise-Canceling Fork Eliminates Your Slurping Sounds

first_imgIf you want one, you can pre-order it for the STUPID price of $130.  Only 5,000 of them are available . . . but if they manage to sell 5,000 of THIS thing at THAT price, God bless ’em. I’m not sure this invention needs to exist, but since it does, might as well get in on it.  The Japanese company Nissin makes instant noodles, like Top Ramen and Cup Noodles.  And they’ve invented a NOISE-CANCELING FORK that eliminates your slurping sounds. The thing looks like an electric toothbrush, but with a fork on the end instead of the brush.  And when you use it, it sends a signal to an app on your smartphone to play white noise, which covers up the slurping sounds you’re making.last_img read more

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Spain, Italy rematch in historic Euro 2012 final

first_imgAnd so they meet again at Euro 2012 .This time, however, Spain and Italy are playing for the European Championship and a place in the history books.The Mediterranean rivals meet Sunday in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, three weeks after they drew 1-1 in their opening match of the tournament’s group stage.As the defending champion and World Cup holder, Spain is bidding to win a third straight major title, cementing its place as one of the greatest national teams. It would also match Germany’s record of three European Championship titles.Only the unpredictable Mario Balotelli and a surprising Italy team orchestrated by Andrea Pirlo stand between Spain and what many see as its destiny.Even Italy coach Cesare Prandelli reckons that Spain is the best bet to lift the trophy.”At the moment, even if I open my eyes, I am still dreaming,” Prandelli said after his side’s 2-1 victory over Germany in the semifinals, when Balotelli scored both goals.”Spain remain favorites because of the years of hard work that they have put in. They have been dominant in every game they’ve played so far.”Spain hasn’t lost in a European Championship since 2004 and has already matched West Germany as the only defending champion to return to the final after winning the World Cup. The West Germans managed it in 1976, but subsequently lost to Czechoslovakia following Antonin Panenka’s famous chip shot in a penalty shootout.This final brings together teams with players brazen enough to have successfully copied Panenka’s audacious spot kick during their penalty shootouts in the knockout rounds. Spain defender Sergio Ramos used it in the semifinal win over Portugal, after Pirlo employed it against England in the quarterfinals.It also features the tournament’s best defensive team against one of its most exciting attacking squads.Spain has not conceded a goal since that opening draw with Italy and hasn’t been scored upon in nine elimination games at major tournaments. Balotelli, Antonio Cassano and Pirlo are leading one of Italy’s top attacking teams in recent history.”We always just tried to play, I think that is our strength,” said Prandelli, whose team is bidding to give Italy its second European title, the same number as Spain and France.”When we started off at this tournament, we were convinced that by working in a certain way we could become a proper team not just a quality team, but also a team with the right spirit.”Though Balotelli’s selection had been in doubt due to troubles both on and off the pitch at Manchester City, the 21-year-old Italian of Ghanaian descent has scored three times at Euro 2012.”I waited a long time for this moment, especially because my mother came all the way here and I wanted to make her happy,” he said after the victory over Germany.”This is the greatest evening of my life, but I hope Sunday will be even better,” added the striker, who has a chance to finish as the tournament’s top scorer with one more goal.”For the final my father is coming, too,” he added. “So I hope to score . . .”Along with their players, the Azzurri also have an encouraging statistic on their side: Spain hasn’t beaten Italy in a competitive match that didn’t end in penalties since 1920.Spain’s attack has featured a rotating cast of forwards, with attacking midfielder Cesc Fabregas usually being preferred to striker Fernando Torres. On Sunday, coach Vicente del Bosque is likely to repeat the 4-6 formation he first deployed against Italy on June 10.Substitutes Pedro Rodriguez and Jesus Navas have had impressive tournaments, and Del Bosque certainly values the contribution of players who don’t feel slighted by being on the bench.”When you send out a substitute who is upset it always makes things more difficult. When you send out a player who is happy and ready to play one minute if that’s what’s needed, that is very important,” said Del Bosque, who can match West Germany’s Helmut Schoen as the only coaches to have won a European Championship and a World Cup.Del Bosque admitted that Portugal not only made Spain look sloppy for over an hour, but had taken his players “to the limit.”However, his team’s extra day of rest compared to the Azzurri will help with preparations, while Italy is keeping an eye on any injury problems after Balotelli came off in the second half against Germany due to cramps.”We’re proud of what we are doing and, of course, we hope to achieve what no one else has done before,” Del Bosque said, before touching on what victory would mean with an economic crisis back home.”It would be good for everyone, for Spanish football and for our country.”advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Kalmadi appointed CWG OC chief on PMOs recommendation: PAC

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 10 (PTI) The Public Accounts Committee has adopted a 2010 Commonwealth Games report that criticised the PMO of Manmohan Singh over the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as the Chairman of the games Organising Committee despite objections from the then Sports Minister.It also rapped the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) over the delay in preparing reports about the progress of various projects related to the conduct of the Games.The PMO, in 2006, had sought reports about the preparations of the Games, but the first status report on the progress of the preparations for the CWG was generated two years later in 2008, after the Prime Ministers direction, the panel observed.The PMO is duty bound to ensure that instructions of the Prime Minister are followed by all ministries/departments, it added.”The Committee, therefore, reiterate that when it comes to directions of the Prime Minister pertaining to projects of utmost national importance, the PMO, instead of shifting responsibilities, should have ensured their effective followup and timely implementation,” the PAC said in the report.It also alleged that Kalmadi, the Chairman of the then Organising Committee (OC) of CWG, of manipulating the system and said his appointment was objected by the then Sports Minister.The panel also noted that “the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was appointed as the Chairman, Organising Committee (OC) on a recommendation of the PMO in December 2004.””The committee has not an iota of doubt that the imprudent decision to appoint Shri Kalmadi as the Chairman, OC despite serious objections from the erstwhile sports minister cost dear as it facilitated the conversion of the originally envisaged government-owned OC into a body outside the government control, without commensurate accountability to the government,” it added.advertisementThe report further said that it is evident that the lobbying and insistence of Kalmadi far outweighed the concerns expressed by the then Sports Minister.The report has been adopted by the PAC, chaired by Congress leader K V Thomas, but it is yet to be tabled in the Parliament, which is left for the new panel led by another Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. PTI JTR SMJlast_img read more

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7 days agoDavid Luiz insists Arsenal can catch runaway leaders Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say David Luiz insists Arsenal can catch runaway leaders Liverpoolby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Luiz insists Arsenal can catch runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.The Reds are nine points clear of the Gunners with the London side’s only defeat coming at Anfield.Luiz joined Arsenal from Chelsea on transfer deadline day and has been a regular in Unai Emery’s side.”For me, if you start something, and we’ve just started the Premier League and all of the competitions, if you don’t think you can win the competition then you won’t start anything in your life,” he told NBC Sports.”I want to win titles with Arsenal. I want to improve and adapt myself for the style of Arsenal, as a club and how the manager wants us to play. I think we can do that together. My vision, my ambition and my will is always to fight for the title and between the club, the players and the coach, we have the possibility to fight for the title. I think this club deserves to shine again.”I think we’ve started really well and we just lost one game in the Premier League.”I think the team is improving and now we are in third in the table but we want to finish this season fighting for the title.” last_img read more