RelatedCuban bulbs available at 5 locations in North West St. Andrew this weekend By O. RODGER HUTCHINSON, JIS PR Officer RelatedCuban bulbs available at 5 locations in North West St. Andrew this weekend FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON – Five centres will be used this weekend for the distribution of compact fluorescent bulbs, under the final phase of the Cuba-Jamaica Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Project, commonly called the Cuban light bulb distribution programme. The re-start of the programme will see to the final distribution of some 160,000 CFL’s, and is part of a two-part initiative from the government. Firstly, the distribution enhances the government’s thrust toward reducing the national energy bill through energy efficiency, and secondly, to conclude the original Cuban light bulb distribution project, which has allowed the donation of over 2.84 million CFL’s islandwide. This weekend, the distribution process will start at 10:00 a.m. and continue to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday (March 26) from the following locations. Hughenden Community Centre Meadowbrook Community Centre PembrokeHall High School Maverly Primary and Junior high school On Sunday, March 27, the distribution process will continue at the Patrick Gardens Community Centre, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents will turn in incandescent bulbs and receive one free energy saving CFL for each. At a meeting at the Ministry of Energy and Mining on March 23, Carlos Collado Martinez, a member of the two-man delegation from the Ministry of Basic Industry in Cuba who travelled to Jamaica for the conclusion of the programme, told JIS News that their sole purpose was to see to the conclusion of the project and its new distribution method. “We are here to participate in the restart of the programme for the distribution of the fluorescent lamps. We will be at all the locations and will be here till the last fluorescent lamp is handed out,” he said. Principal Director (Policy Planning and Development division) in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Oral Rainford, reinforced the new distribution concept, noting that it was a more cost-effective way to achieving the same end result. “We invite you (residents) to come to a central location with your bulbs, we take the incandescent that you bring and we give you new compact fluorescent bulbs. That distribution process is far faster and far cheaper,” he said. Cuban bulbs available at 5 locations in North West St. Andrew this weekend TechnologyMarch 26, 2011 RelatedCuban bulbs available at 5 locations in North West St. Andrew this weekend Advertisements
RelatedGovernment Committed to Energy Diversification – Robinson RelatedGovernment Committed to Energy Diversification – Robinson RelatedGovernment Committed to Energy Diversification – Robinson Government Committed to Energy Diversification – Robinson TechnologyNovember 28, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, has re-emphasised the Government’s commitment to energy diversification and conservation, noting that money saved on energy can be injected into the economy. Speaking at a stakeholder workshop, hosted by the Ministry, in collaboration with Worldwatch Institute, at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on November 27, the State Minister told participants that, “we are committed to having 30 per cent of our energy mix from renewable sources by the year 2030.” “We are also examining other fuel sources…the LNG project is on the way; the government’s role has changed, but we are committed to having LNG in the country hopefully by 2015, and the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is building a 360 megawatt plant in Old Harbour.” He further informed that the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) on November 26, issued a request for proposal for 115 megawatts of renewable energy, and that the first net billing customer has been connected. Net billing allows JPS customers who own renewable energy generators, such as wind turbines and photovoltaic (solar) systems, to generate electricity for personal use, as well as sell excess energy to the light and power company at wholesale prices set by the OUR. “We are also committed to conservation, and we have a project where we hope to achieve a 30 per cent cost savings in public sector energy conservation over a three-year period,” he stated, pointing out that as part of the project, there is an affirmative action policy in place for procurement, whereby any local company which has a bid that is within 15 per cent of an overseas company, will be awarded these contracts. “We believe we must develop local capacity and we must develop the expertise to solve our own challenges here,” Mr. Robinson said, adding that, “if we are able to successfully adopt these strategies, we can bring the cost of electricity down significantly.” Worldwatch is designing a low carbon energy roadmap for the Ministry, which will allow for better harnessing of renewable energy sources; provide solid socio-economic data; and provide recommendations that decision makers can execute to bring about a more sustainable energy future for the country. A Washington DC-based globally focused environmental research organisation, Worldwatch helps to inform policymakers and the public about the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems. One of its main objectives is universal access to renewable energy. Advertisements
Section V Roundup: Smith paces SOTA; Carnavale pours in 30 for Clyde-Savannah By Paul Gotham on December 30, 2017No Comment Connect on Linked in Subscribe by Email SOTA 66 BATH HAVERLING 41Reggie Smith scored 17 of game-high 23 points in the second half as SOTA erased a 12-8 deficit after the first quarter. Smith hit two 3-pointers and led three in double figures for the Silverhawks (5-5). Ethain Clarke DeSouza added 20 points, and Joe Denegal had 11 for SOTA. Markese Bellamy chipped in seven and Jamari Hills five. Stephan Ordway and Blake Hess scored 12 apiece for Bath-Haverling. Derrick Ferguson added six. Ethan Buckley added three points for the Rams.GEORGE FOWLER 78 CLYDE-SAVANNAH 83Dru Carnavale hit four 3-pointers and finished with 30 points to lead Clyde-Savannah. Carnavale added seven rebounds and three steals. Marcus Chance also connected four times behind the arc and added 18 points for the Golden Eagles. Derrick Chance had 23 points and five assists. Cam Chance contributed seven points, seven rebounds and five steals. Pat Marchitell scored three points for Clyde and Nicholas had two.SHENENDEHOWA (II) 54FAIRPORT 46 Andrew Bartlett hit five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points, and Brett Heininger added 12 for Fairport which trailed by five at halftime. Vanzell Johnson scored six points, and Anthony Pappano chipped in with five. Andre Starks and Ryan Lucey scored two apiece. Shenendehowa hit 20 of 25 free throws for the game. Fairport finished 20 of 28 from the stripe.EAST 60CARDINAL O’HARA (VI) 50Chaz Washington paced East with 20 points. Jordan Randolph added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles.MCQUAID 82 HORSEHEADS 58EDISON TECH 46 JAMESTOWN 55 (VI)C.G. FINNEY 62 RANDOLPH 55MIDLAKES 60GROTON (IV) 40Bryce Burri scored 21 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out six assists to lead Midlakes. Devin Hicks added 13 points and five rebounds. Trevor Milliman had eight points and 10 rebounds.KENDALL 53 OT GENESEO 56Trailing by 13 early in the final period, Kendall put together a 10-0 run. READ MORE.HOLLEY 52 ROCHESTER ACADEMY 64ADDISON 63 ODESSA-MONTOUR 64Danny Ames hit six 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 36 points, but it was not enough for Addison to overcome 20-3 deficit after the first quarter. Ames paced a fourth-quarter comeback with three 3s and 14 points as Addison outscored O-M 27-18. Adam Chilson added 11 points. Nick Solinas scored eight. Nick Sutryk and Shawn Ribble had three apiece. Evan McIlwain chipped in two points. Curtis Harris led O-M with 26 points. Ames had eight rebounds and three steals for Addison.CAMPBELL-SAVONA 36 COWANEQUE VALLEY 48BELFAST 61 ELLICOTTVILLE 76MT. MORRIS 64 PRATTSBURGH 76 ADDISON, GROTON, KENDALL, PRATTSBURGH Add to Google+ Share on Facebook Section V Roundup: Smith paces SOTA; Carnavale pours in 30 for Clyde-Savannah added by Paul Gotham on December 30, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Follow on Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Print This Post This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Bloomberg:Even very young children can get stressed by depressed parents who display negative emotions toward them, researchers confirm.The new study included 3-year-old children who were subjected to different harmless, but stress-inducing, situations, such as causing them to become slightly nervous or frustrated. After each stressful event, saliva samples were taken from the children to measure levels of the stress hormone cortisol.The researchers also observed the interaction between children and their parents — usually the mother — as they did a task together or as the parent read a book to the child.Read the whole story: Bloomberg
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By The Nelson Daily SportsFor the third straight game the Beaver Valley Nitehawks used a late goal to steal victory from the jaws of defeat against the Nelson Leafs.Chris Derochie scored his third of the game with just over a minute remaining in the game to lift the Hawks past Nelson 6-5 in Fruitvale. In the past week Beaver Valley, with seven wins in eight games played between the two teams this season, has defeated the Leafs 2-1 in overtime, 3-2 and now 6-5.Leaf killer Ryon Sookro, and Derochie, each finished the game with four points.The Leafs rallied for two goals in a span of 27 seconds to tie the game at 5-5 late in the frame.Brantley Schapansky, Tyler Collins and Arie Postmus also scored for Beaver Valley. Raymond Reimer, Joel Stewart, finishing the game with four points, Adam Wheeldon, Cody Abbey with a pair, and Patrick Martens replied for Nelson.The game was tied at 1-1 after 20 minutes and 3-3 following two periods. Nelson out shot the Hawks 32-30.Nelson is back in action when the clubs hosts Castlegar Rebels in the first of a home-and-home series. Game time is 7 p.m. at the NDCC [email protected]
But getting off to a 2-0 lead after the first end seemed to calm the rink, despite giving up a deuce to Craig in the second.“We came out strong right from the get-go, getting two in the first end,” Thomson said. “We played strong all week and we were really the team no one wanted to play because we were on fire.”Thomson said the entire rink, was on fire.“Bobby (Ursel) read the ice very well all week and (third) Dave Stephenson made everything this week. Satch (Don Freschi) and I played the front end, did some sweeping . . . it was a great week.”Ursel regained the lead in the third with another deuce before taking over the game with a single point steals in the fourth, fifth and sixth ends.“When we put this thing together, this is what we wanted to accomplish,” Thomson explained. “We felt pressure playing the final game because anything short of a provincial title would be a failure.“So winning it and beating the two-time defending champion was kind of a little icing on the cake.”After finishing in a four-way tie for second with Craig, Castlegar’s Myron Nichol, the Kootenay Rep at the Championships, came up short during the Page Playoff 3-4 game.Nichol and third Bill van Yzerloo of Castlegar, second Garry Beaudry of Nelson and lead Richard Faunt of Trail lost 8-6 to Craig Lepine of Langley.Leading 6-4 after six, Lepine scored a trio of points in the seventh before stealing a single in the eighth as Nichol searched for the tying single, or winning, deuce in the final end.Thomson said following a post-game celebrations, the Ursel rink will refocus on the next challenge ahead, representing BC at the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships March 28 to April 2 in Digby, N.S.Yup, once again time to adjust those sights. Bob Ursel and Company set their sights pretty high when Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi and lead Fred Thomson joined forces back in October— win the BC Senior Men’s Curling Championship.The Okanagan/Kootenay rink successfully achieved that goal Sunday afternoon in Richmond, stopping two-time defending champion Wes Craig of Victoria 7-2 en route to the BC Senior Men’s Purple Heart.“The guys are very excited,” Thomson, from Nelson, told The Nelson Daily from Richmond.Ursel and Stephenson are from the Okanagan while Freschi is a Trail boy.“For me this is another Purple Heart . . . I now have Mens, a Mixed and a Senior’s title,” Thomson said.“I’m so thrilled and blessed,” Thomson added. “I’m so thankful for our supporters . . . people from Nelson sending us good wishes through the week.“This is just overwhelming . . . it was very emotional for us all.”Thomson admitted the rink was a bit nervous entering Sunday’s final. After dominating the rest of the teams throughout the week — finishing on top of round robin standings with a 6-1 record and hammering Craig 8-1 Friday in the Page Playoff 1-2 contest — the pressure was on the Ursel rink to bring home the Purple Heart.
“We played well and there were a lot of great individual performances, but what was most impressive from the girls was how they played a strong team game,” said LVR Coach Jennifer Kidd.The Bombers beat Grand Forks Secondary (25-8,25-23), host JL Crowe (25-11,25-11) and Boundary Secondary (25-10, 25-7) in the Friday round-robin portion of the tournament. On Saturday morning, LVR ran their record to a perfect 4-0 with a victory over Kaslo’s J.V. Humprhies (25-12,25-10) without losing a single game in all their matches.The round-robin record earned Nelson a buy into the semi-final where they beat Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries (25-8, 25-12) to book a spot in the tournament final against the Grand Forks Secondary Wolves.Dominant serving and a synchronized effort by the Bombers helped the girls clinch the title over the Wolves (25-8, 25-16).“It was terrific to see the girls play the game with confidence and trust in each other, that’s when their game flows and is taken to a higher level,” said Kidd. “If they play this way for the rest of the season, we should continue with good results.”Next up for the Bombers is a trip to Salmon Arm on the November 3-4 followed by best-of-five playdown against JL Crowe to see which school will represent the West Kootenay at the BC High School AAA Provincials in early-December. The LV Rogers Bombers senior girls volleyball team came home with the hardware from the annual JL Crowe Block Party tournament after a dominating weekend in Trail.The Bombers didn’t lose a single game over the two-day tournament that featured teams from across the West Kootenay and Boundary. It was the second year in a row that the Nelson team captured top spot.
Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has today released the full Flat programme for the month of June and the fixture list for July, including details of the Galway festival which will be run on its original dates. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Irish racing returns behind closed doors with strict new HRI protocols in place at Naas on June 8. The revised fixture list for July features 47 meetings, three more than in the original schedule. In recognition of the increased workload, there will now be three days (up from two) on which no racing takes place during the month. Jason Morris, HRI’s Director of Racing, said: “We recognise that there will be a large demand for opportunities to run and our aim is to provide all Flat horses with their first run as quickly as possible following the resumption of racing by offering a balanced programme across all age groups, distances and categories. There will be 53 Flat meetings up to the end of July with this objective in mind.“There will also be 22 National Hunt fixtures programmed between June 22 and the end of July, compared to the equivalent of 17 meetings in the same period last year, to cater for the demands of the jumps horse population.“There will be eight-race cards run at every opportunity where stable capacity allows, with the protocols requiring one stable per horse for hygiene reasons.”The Galway festival is being maintained as a seven-day event but there are significant changes to the traditional race programme. The opening two days will host Flat races only while the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday fixtures will be all National Hunt. The meeting will conclude, in the first two days of August, with two all-Flat cards. The Galway Plate and Galway Hurdle will be run on the Wednesday and Thursday as normal.The number of racedays at Killarney in July has been reduced from five to three which will be stand-alone fixtures on Tuesday July 7, Monday July 13 and Wednesday July 15. The two lost days will be rescheduled later in the year.Racing will resume at Cork Racecourse which will host four fixtures, beginning with an all-Flat card on Sunday July 5. Bellewstown will stage three non-consecutive days in July, while two extra fixtures will be held at the Curragh on Friday July 10 and Sunday July 26, the latter featuring the Tattersalls Gold Cup.All race meetings will be a single code with no mixed meetings to minimise the number of people working at the racecourse on each day. Many cards have been programmed with the possibility of a divide included to respond as effectively as possible to the demands of the horse population.Afternoon and evening designations have been provided for fixtures but may be subject to change in a small number of cases.Fixture List For June Fixture List For July
Two more spots in the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament in Katy, Texas, March 13-16, were clinched Thursday afternoon as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern State picked up wins to secure its postseason bids. The Islanders won their seventh consecutive game with a win over McNeese while the Lady Demons picked up their third consecutive win by defeating conference-leading Central Arkansas. With the UCA loss, Stephen F. Austin and Lamar moved into a tie for first place after defeating Oral Roberts and New Orleans, respectively. In other league action, Nicholls was the only road team to win by defeating Houston Baptist, and Sam Houston State snapped its four-game skid by getting past Southeastern Louisiana.Texas A&M-Corpus Christ 74, McNeese State 69CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s basketball team secured its spot in the Southland Conference Tournament on Thursday with a 74-69 win against McNeese State in the American Bank Center. It was their seventh consecutive victory. This is the longest such streak since the 2003-04 season. | A&M-Corpus Christi Recap | McNeese RecapNorthwestern State 77, Central Arkansas 45NATCHITOCHES, La. – A total team effort led the Northwestern State women’s basketball team to shoot 58 percent from the field and held Central Arkansas to 33 percent in a 77-45 win of the first-place Sugar Bears Thursday night in Southland Conference action to help the Lady Demons clinch a spot in the league tournament. | Northwestern Recap | UCA RecapNicholls 73, Houston Baptist 70HOUSTON, Texas – The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team had seven players score seven or more points, led by 14 points from Emani White and a near triple double by KK Babin who had 12 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, as the Colonels hung on for a 73-69 victory over Houston Baptist on Thursday night at Sharp Gym. | Nicholls Recap | HBU RecapStephen F. Austin 72, Oral Roberts 52NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin raced out to a 12-0 lead in the opening two minutes and never looked back, cruising to a 72-52 victory over Oral Roberts at William R. Johnson Coliseum. SFA led by as many as 31, notching its fifth-straight win. | SFA Recap | ORU RecapSam Houston State 93, Southeastern Louisiana 73HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Sam Houston women’s basketball team scored a season-high 93 points as they beat Southeastern Louisiana, 93-73, Thursday at Johnson Coliseum. Angela Beadle scored 29 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and finished with six assists. | Sam Houston Recap | Southeastern RecapLamar 83, New Orleans 51BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar Lady Cardinals took care of business Thursday night as they moved into a tie for first place in the Southland Conference with a convincing 83-51 win over visiting New Orleans. | Lamar Recap | UNO Recap