Improvements slated for rural water schemes

first_img By LATONYA LINTON, JIS Reporter RelatedImprovements slated for rural water schemes RelatedImprovements slated for rural water schemes Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government will be spending $18 million on the Rural Water Supply project, in 2011/12. This is according to the 2011/12 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representative on Thursday (April 14). The Rural Water Supply Project aims to improve the basic sanitary/ health conditions, by increasing the coverage of potable water and sanitation services in poor rural areas on the Jamaica Poverty Map. As of March 2011, the project has completed the delivery of pipes and fittings for the White Horses Supply Scheme; completed the Cotterwood, Pamphret/Botany Bay and White Horses water supply schemes; completed the construction of 15 sanitation solutions; and trained beneficiaries in the community water organisations. Other achievements include the purchase of computers and other equipment for the Project Implementation Unit; approval for the procurement of tanks for the Giblatore Water Supply Scheme and pipes for the construction of the Mile Gully and Gravel Hill schemes. The Rural Water Supply Project is being funded by the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Jamaica. The project began in April 2002 and is expected to be completed by March, 2012. RelatedImprovements slated for rural water schemes Improvements slated for rural water schemes EnvironmentApril 19, 2011last_img read more

Hello Again, Starring Audra McDonald & More, Sets Nationwide Release Date

first_imgThe highly anticipated film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s 1994 musical Hello Again will receive a limited nationwide release in cinemas beginning on November 8. The film made its world premiere at Toronto’s Inside Out LGBT Festival in June.Hello Again follows a string of affairs among ten characters through each decade of the twentieth century. As previously announced, the film will star six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and three-time Tony nominee Martha Plimpton, with Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight, Rumer Willis, Jenna Ushkowitz, Nolan Gerard Funk, Al Calderon, Tyler Blackburn and Sam Underwood. Hello Again is directed by Tom Gustafson, with a screenplay by Cory Krueckeberg. The adaptation of LaChiusa’s musical is inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s landmark play Der Reigen and Max Ophüls’ subsequent Oscar-nominated film La Ronde. The musical premiered off-Broadway in 1993 and was revived in 2011 with a cast that included Max von Essen, Elizabeth Stanley and Rachel Bay Jones.For Hello Again showtimes and locations, click here. View Commentslast_img read more

Tim O’Donnell signs with Argon 18

first_imgArgon 18 is building a strong roster of elite triathletes to raise the profile of its E-114 bike. The Montreal based company has announced a new collaborative agreement with American triathlete Tim O’Donnell. The new ITU Long Course World Champion will be using Argon 18’s reputed E-114 for the next three seasons.This latest deal follows the signing up of Estonia’s Ain-Alar Juhanson, Australian Luke Bell and Canada’s Samantha McGlone, who recently re-signed with the company.The addition of Tim O’Donnell to the already strong group of athletes working with Argon 18 is particularly significant since his last season was nothing less than remarkable – with a total of 11 podium placings, including 5 victories and 3 course records.These results led the USA Triathlon (USAT) Athlete Advisory Council to make him the ‘Non-ITU’ Athlete of the Year. For 2010 O’Donnell will concentrate on Ironman 70.3 events, with a special focus on the World Championship in Clearwater at the end of the season.The signing of Tim O’Donnell with Argon 18 confirms the high level of interest the Canadian company has for the most prestigious events of the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 series.www.argon18bike.com Relatedlast_img read more

Shopping centre giants stalk Liberty International

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Boskalis to Start Dublin Port Dredging Campaign

first_imgDublin Port Company (DPC) is about to begin regular maintenance dredging of the port’s navigation channel and berthing pockets to maintain a ruling depth of -7.8m Chart Datum.According to the DPC, the maintenance dredging campaign has been set for June 20th 2016 and is expected to last for 4-8 weeks.The international dredging company Boskalis will undertake this maintenance dredging campaign using one of its trailer suction hopper dredgers.During the works, approximately 285,000m³ of material will be removed from the Dublin harbor. The material will then be taken to the offshore disposal site located to the west of the Burford Bank.The last dredging campaign was undertaken in 2012 but since then sediment has built up over time causing a reduction in the ruling depth in parts of the navigation channel and berthing pockets, thereby hampering day-to-day port operations.[mappress mapid=”22469″]last_img read more