Westmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Project

first_imgRelatedWestmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Project Westmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Project EnvironmentApril 29, 2013 RelatedWestmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Project RelatedWestmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Approximately 9,000 residents of communities in Western Westmoreland are to benefit from improved access to potable water under the Nonpareil Water Supply Mains Replacement and Upgrading Project. The project, which is slated to cost $445 million, will be undertaken over 18 months from May 2013 to November 2014. The beneficiary communities include: Nonpariel, Sheffield, Negril Spots, Hopewell, Retirement, Orange Hill, Little London, Mount Airy, Good Hope, Revival, Little Bay, Retreat, Brighton and Whitehall. The project will involve the replacement of the existing transmission and distribution mains from Sheffield to Little London; Sheffield to the Nonpareil Relift Station; Negril Lighthouse to Orange Hill; Mount Airy to Good Hope and Whitehall; and from the Mount Airy Tank to Orange Hill. Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, on Friday, April 26, signed a contract for the Negril Lighthouse to Orange Hill component of the project, at his offices in New Kingston. Two additional pipeline contracts, as well as contracts for pump stations and reservoirs, are left to be signed. Minister Pickergill said the project is of “significant importance” as the residents of the targeted communities are experiencing severe problems with low water pressure and intermittent supply. “This is due to constant leakage along the antiquated pipeline,” he noted. The Minister informed that the project is expected to reduce Non-Revenue Water (NRW), which is water lost primarily through leaks and unauthorised connections to the system, by 50 per cent. Minister Pickersgill said the National Water Commission (NWC) should see returns of $62.8 million on an annual basis, due primarily to the reduction in NRW in the area and increased energy efficiencies. Member of Parliament for the area, and Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. the Hon. Wykeham McNeill, expressed gratitude for the works to be done, noting that the residents are appreciative. Specific deliverables under the project include: the installation of two storage tanks at Mount Airy and Revival, which will provide a combined storage capacity of 4.3 million litres of water; the supply and installation of a Booster/Relift Station at Whitehall and Retirement; and the supply and installation of strategically located Pressure Reducing Stations on the distribution mains. The Nonpariel system is currently served by three branches of the Lucea/Negril Water Supply System. The project will be undertaken by the NWC, via Contractor, D. R Foote Construction Company. The Nonpareil Water Supply Mains Replacement and Upgrading Project is one of six rural water supply projects, which will be undertaken under the NWC’s K-Factor Programme in the parishes of Westmoreland, St. Elizabeth, Clarendon, St. Mary and Hanover. These projects will be implemented at a collective cost of $1.8 billion. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

US halts Huawei staff visas

first_img El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Home US halts Huawei staff visas Previous ArticleVerizon, Cellwize put AI to work for 5GNext ArticleSpotify bets on Russia potential in expansion move AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JUL 2020 FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Related Authorcenter_img Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Huawei faced a fresh assault from the US government as officials set new visa restrictions on employees working for the vendor and other Chinese technology companies over alleged human rights abuses.Secretary of State Michael Pompeo (pictured, centre) stated the conditions apply to certain Huawei employees accused of providing “material support” to the Chinese Communist Party, which he accused of censoring political dissidents, and forcing citizens into internment camps and servitude. It is unclear how many Huawei workers will be impacted.He said employees of other Chinese technology companies will also be targeted, but did not elaborate.Pompeo warned global operators should “consider themselves on notice”.“If they are doing business with Huawei, they are doing business with human rights abusers”.Huawei has long denied ties to the Chinese government, a fact emphasised by founder and CEO Ren Zenghfei in a rare media briefing in early 2019. On its website, the company explains it is not possible for it to engage in spying because operators “control all aspects” of a network, including security and user data.The US move comes the day after the UK government banned the use of Huawei kit in operators’ 5G networks, a decision Pompeo praised.Pompeo noted the visa restrictions were implemented under a law allowing the US to block admission to individuals whose entry would “have potentially serious adverse foreign policy consequences”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Español HuaweiUS sanction Tags last_img read more

Tomlin, Kingsolver lead West Union to Classic championship

first_imgHomeSportsTomlin, Kingsolver lead West Union to Classic championship Tomlin, Kingsolver lead West Union to Classic championshipDragons’ pair combine for 53 points in 68-59 win over North AdamsJanuary 8, 2019Mark CarpenterSports0 PreviousFive Classics in a row for Lady DevilsNextThelma Hoover Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Top Searches Top Searches Seaman OhioPastorSept center_img This impressive set back jumper by West Union’s Bowan Tomlin, right, opened the fourth quarter of Saturday’s championship game and gave the Dragons a seven-point lead on their way to a 68-59 victory. Tomlin scored 29 points in the title game triumph. 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No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. By Mark Carpenter-Many local basketball fans had been longing for the match up that occurred on Saturday, Dec. 29 in the McDonald’s Holiday Classic on the hardwood of Manchester High School. After squeaking out a three-point win over Peebles on Friday, the West Union Dragons were in the title game and their opponent was the 7-1 North Adams Green Devils, fresh off a victory over the host Greyhounds on Friday night. The fans on hand Saturday night got their money’s worth as a battle between two good basketball teams saw the Dragons claims their second consecutive Classic title, downing the Devils by a final count of 68-59.“I just want to win basketball games and make these kids better,” said first-year West Union head coach Austin Kingsolver in a postgame radio talk. “We started off slow again tonight and we did a good job of responding to their runs and keeping the lead. We run and sometimes we get a little out of control and gamble too much on defense but I thought we responded better tonight.”“I was happy with our shot selection and our kids did a good job of switching off on defense and being physical inside.”In a win where they only trailed for a short portion of the second quarter, the Dragons got a pair of outstanding offensive performances from senior Bowan Tomlin and junior Zane Kingsolver. Tomlin, who recently put up 41 points in a win over Lynchburg, fired in a game-high 29 on Saturday night, including a quartet of three-point goals. The slashing Kingsolver added 24 as the two combined for 78% of the West Union points.In the opening quarter, after a three-point play in the paint by Austin McCormick gave North Adams a 5-4 lead, the Dragons went on one of their patented blitzkrieg runs, this time 10-2, all of the points from Tomlin and Kingsolver, to go in front 14-7. The Devils bounced back with a 6-2 run to end the quarter and trail the Dragons 16-13 after one.After trailing most of the first period, the Devils took their only lead of the game early in the second getting a 6-0 run, all of the points courtesy of Cade Meade to lead 19-16, but they could only manage two baskets the final six minutes of the first half, while West Union’s Tomlin went wild. The senior guard began with the old-fashioned three-point play and then put on an impressive display from outside the arc, hitting three-pointers on three consecutive offensive possessions as the Dragons quickly opened up a double digit lead at 30-19. North Adams got late scores from Elijah Young and Cody Rothwell but a Kingsolver bucket in the final seconds sent the Dragons to the halftime break on top 32-23.The halftime “paint-peeling” likely done by North Adams head coach Nathan Copas must have done some temporary good as his team pulled off an 8-0 run early in the third quarter, capped by a Cameron Young trey that cut the West Union lead down to 34-31. A Kingsolver three doubled the lad back to six, but the Dragons couldn’t pull away again as the Devils went on another run, this time of 6-2 to quickly close the gap to just a single bucket. A layup by Brycen Staten and then another three-pointer from Tomlin in the final seconds of the third period left the Dragons on top 44-39 with the final eight minutes at hand.The outcome may have been decided on the first two West Union possessions of the final period, as they got a nice ankle-breaking step back jumper from Tomlin and off a North Adams turnover, a bucket by Conner Campbell to extend their lead out to 48-39 and the Devils just never seemed to fully recover. The next six North Adams points came from the senior Rothwell to keep his team within striking distance, but the Dragons continued to score, with a 5-0 spurt giving them a 59-47 lead with 1:57 to play.The Devils got a three-pointer from Elijah Young and back to back scores from Rothwell and McCormick and a later Rothwell three but the deficit was too much to overcome as the Dragons held on to capture their second consecutive Holiday Classic title by the final score of 68-59.With their big offensive outputs, Kingsolver and Tomlin both earned All-Tournament honors with Kingsolver being named as the Classic Most Valuable Player, and the Dragons improving to 6-4 on the year, currently in the midst of a four-game winning streak.In the loss, North Adams (7-2) was led by Rothwell’s 18 points, with McCormick adding 16 and Elijah Young 9. McCormick and Young were named to the Classic All-Tournament Team.West Union16 16 12 24 —68North Adams13 10 16 20 —59W. Union (68): Rothwell 0 1-4 1, Staten 2 0-0 4, Madden 1 0-0 2, Tomlin 10 5-5 29, Conner Campbell 3 2-2 8, Kingsolver 8 7-11 24, Team 24 15-22 68.N. Adams (59): Hesler 0 1-3 1, C. Young 1 0-0 3, Rothwell 8 1-3 18, E. Young 4 0-0 9, C. Meade 6 0-0 12, McCormick 7 2-2 16, Team 26 4-8 59.Three-Point Goals:W. Union (5)- Tomlin 4, Kingsolver 1N. Adams (3)- C. Young 1, Rothwell 1, E. Young 1West Union’s Zane Kingsolver (22) goes up among three North Adams defenders for a shot attempt in the Dec. 29 Holiday Classic title game played in Manchester. Kingsolver scored 24 points in the finals and was named the Classic Most Valuable Player. (Photo by Mark Carpenter)last_img read more

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Two year creole research project launched

first_img 178 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share A two year Creole Research Project was launched in Dominica Friday 6 April 2018. The project is aimed at developing and advancing policy proposals to establish the island as a Centre of Excellence in the preservation and promotion of creole culture. It is a collaborative effort between the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom, the Konmite pou Etid Kweyol, the Cultural Division and the National Cultural Council in Dominica. Cultural Officer Gregory Rabess, during the launch at the Old Mill Cultural Center said research activities will be carried out in Dominica and the UK during 2018 and 2019. “Key activities planed in Dominica include community workshops and focus groups and focus group discussions in selected communities considered as creole hubs in Dominica. A workshop in the Kalinago territory; a youth forum and focus groups targeting youth. In addition there will be an international creole symposium in 2019. Interviews with cultural elders, experts and icons are also planned,” he said. Activities in the UK include an academic conference, a youth forum, focus group discussions and public engagement workshops. This research project will assist in determining current attitudes, ascertain support for further institutionalizing creole culture and traditions and document critical aspects of the heritage for the sustainable development of all its dimensions Rabess explained. “The research will also investigate and document core principles and best practices on advancing policy on preservation and promotion of the creole heritage. The research will lead to the development of a policy paper on creole language and culture, two books and a video documentary. A project website and social media initiatives will provide visibility and information on the project on an ongoing basis,” he added. Thus, a research network will be created between the University of Bedfordshire and the Kommite Pou Etid Kweyol, the Cultural Division and the National Cultural Council in order to establish and develop advocacy for advancement of the creole heritage and culture through the arts and humanities and to also establish and sustain long term engagement and partnership between key actors and stakeholders in Dominica and academics at the University of Bedfordshire. “Dr. Violet Cuffy who is a Dominican national and senior lecturer at the university of Bedfordshire in the UK. She is the principle researcher and she is of course here with us to help launch the project in Dominica. The research project is supported by the Arts and Humanities research council in the UK and the Dominica high commission in the UK and various UK based diaspora organizations are key stakeholders in the project,” Rabess said. Sharecenter_img Tweet Share LocalNews Two year creole research project launched by: Dominica Vibes News – April 6, 2018last_img read more