Renewable Energy Should Benefit Productive Sector – Robinson

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, addressing workshop on: ‘Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Production In the Sugar Industry of Jamaica’, held in Kingston, recently. Others are (from right): Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Hillary Alexander and Energy consultant, William Saunders. Renewable Energy Should Benefit Productive Sector – RobinsonJIS 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 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedMore Emphasis on Development of Nutraceutical Industry – Paulwell Advertisements RelatedNational Cyber Security Strategy Launchedcenter_img Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, says the introduction of renewable energy as part of the energy mix, will provide noticeable benefits to the productive sector and by extension the consumers of goods and services.“I think you’re going to see a reduction. For example, we have two new companies that are going to add about 80 MW to the grid with wind and solar, which will come in at a lower cost. When I look at the developments on the horizon, I am confident that in short order, we will have lower energy costs,” he told JIS News.The State Minister was the keynote speaker at a workshop on: ‘Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Production in the Sugar Industry of Jamaica’, held in Kingston on January 30.Mr. Robinson acknowledged that the cost of energy is a major hindrance to the productive sector, pointing out that sugar manufacturers have been impacted significantly.He argued that the cost of sugar and sugar related products are expected to be reduced in 24 months as the cost of energy, one of the primary inputs in the production of the commodity, is set to go down.Meanwhile, the State Minister said the workshop would surgically examine the strategies toward the implementation of techniques and technologies to make the industry grow. He noted that the problems hindering efficiency are well known, so too the solutions. It is the implementation that is proving to be the hurdle, he noted.“Many of the issues have been raised in the past. Many of them require funding and resources to actually implement them. What we have to focus on is just getting it done,” he noted.Mr. Robinson said that sugar being a base product in most foods, the reduction in its cost arising from a lower cost of producing the commodity, should benefit consumers. Story HighlightsMinister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, says the introduction of renewable energy as part of the energy mix, will provide noticeable benefits to the productive sector and by extension the consumers of goods and services.The State Minister was the keynote speaker at a workshop on: ‘Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Production in the Sugar Industry of Jamaica’, held in Kingston on January 30.Mr. Robinson acknowledged that the cost of energy is a major hindrance to the productive sector, pointing out that sugar manufacturers have been impacted significantly. Renewable Energy Should Benefit Productive Sector – Robinson TechnologyFebruary 4, 2015Written by: O. Rodger Hutchinson RelatedHundreds of Computer Tablets Handed Over to Studentslast_img read more

America Movil beefs up in Peru with two acquisitions

first_img Tags America MovilPeru Related Español Author Previous ArticleUS watchdogs probe mobile securityNext ArticleCitigroup chief warns on hacker threat America Movil’s Peruvian subsidiary struck agreements to acquire smaller rivals Olo Del Peru and TVS Wireless in the country for an undisclosed fee.In a statement, the company said its local subsidiary America Movil Peru had reached purchase agreements with Metsanco Limited to acquire the two companies, which provide telecoms services throughout the country and also hold radio spectrum in the 2.5GHz band.America Movil, which operates under the Claro brand, is the country’s second largest operator with an estimated 12.1 million connections, behind Telefonica, which boasts more than 16.8 million, according to GSMA Intelligence.The tie-ups in Peru come after CFO Carlos Garcia Moreno reportedly told Reuters in March the company had no acquisitions planned, shortly after the release of its Q1 2016 financial results, which saw it take a sizable hit in its domestic market.Greater competition in Mexico, coming from newcomer AT&T and Telefonica, saw overall revenue decline, while the company also grapples with the effects of the recession in Brazil.Completion of the deals in Peru is subject to the closing of certain conditions being met, added America Movil. Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more center_img América Móvil deberá pagar 2 millones de dólares a Colombia America Movil takes $2M Colombia hit Home America Movil beefs up in Peru with two acquisitions Kavit Majithia Beneficios de América Móvil en el primer trimestre gracias a la reducción de costos AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 MAY 2016 last_img read more

News / Now OOCL switches services to Southampton, as Felixstowe delays drag on

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 28/08/2018 OOCL has piled further pressure on Felixstowe, announcing it is leaving the UK gateway while “severe” operational delays continue to plague the port’s IT systems.OOCL said its North Europe-Turkey route (NET) would instead use Southampton as its UK port of call.“Felixstowe Terminal continues to suffer with severe operational delays, both shipside and landside, following the introduction of the new terminal IT system nGen,” it said in a customer advisory.“Updates and improvements subsequently made by the port have so far not yielded the desired results and our NET service continues to endure vessel delays. “We’ve reached a point where we can no longer tolerate these delays, which not only impact our UK customers but also those connecting at other ports in the service rotation.”The first vessel on the service to switch, the Nord Autumn called at Southampton on Saturday.OOCL also advised customers that recovery options for existing bookings had been put in place.Delays have plagued Felixstowe for more than two months, following operator Hutchison switching to the nGen terminal system in June.Despite the port claiming a “successful migration”, carriers began warning of “severe delays” almost immediately, with one source telling The Loadstar things were “not going well”.The source said: “Hutchison says things are going well, but we know this is not the case as we are not able to get any of our boxes out. We have been left in the dark with no sense that the problem is being resolved, and we are seeing some carriers already opting to bypass Felixstowe.”Hamburg Süd became the first customer to switch services to Southampton, less than a week after troubles erupted, and Maersk has also diverted services.In the wake of OOCL’s decision this weekend, Felixstowe operator Hutchison issued its own update on the problems, noting there had been some “positive progress”.It said: “Quayside productivity continues to recover, with corresponding improvement in container throughput, although the pace of progress is slower than we would have liked.“The first service diverted temporarily to other ports, the jointly-operated Seago, Hamburg Süd and CMA CGM Levant service, returned to Felixstowe on 23 August. And we are discussing with our shipping line customers welcoming back more services in the coming weeks.”It also claimed rail and road services had become more stable, adding that the IT upgrades had improved stacking, rail shuffles and vehicle handling in temporary holding.While its Landguard quay is approaching normal service, it admitted some problems persisted, with the backlog of cargo built up in the past two months leaving its Trinity quay congested.last_img read more

Premiership takes break after European Cups suspended

first_imgPremiership takes break after European Cups suspended ‘ MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  125  15 Premiership Rugby has confirmed that it will be taking a two-week break following the temporary suspensions of the European Champions and Challenge Cups.Following a directive from French authorities that the participation of Top 14 clubs in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, EPCR announced on Monday that the 2020-21 tournaments are temporarily suspended.EPCR and the Ligue Nationale de Rugby took part in a meeting by audio conference last week with representatives of the French Ministries of the Interior, Health and Sport, as well as of the President’s office.Notable updates to EPCR’s Covid-19 protocols were presented to the French authorities, including the addition of PCR tests no earlier than three days before matches in the tournaments, conforming to French government guidelines and supplementing the existing, meticulous contact tracing measures put in place with a view to limiting the risk of transmission.Against the backdrop of the recent detection of a new strain of coronavirus, the French government has directed that French clubs postpone their participation in EPCR’s tournaments for the month of January, both for matches scheduled in France and for those due to be played in the United Kingdom and Ireland.On the basis of this directive, EPCR had no choice but to temporarily suspend the pool stage of the Champions Cup and the preliminary stage of the Challenge Cup.Shortly following this decision, Premiership Rugby announced that the English domestic competition would take a two-week mid-season break.‘The welfare of everyone involved in Premiership Rugby is crucial to us and this break in the season gives us the chance to hand some much-needed rest to our hard-working players, management, staff and match officials,’ Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs said.‘The Gallagher Premiership Rugby season will return – as scheduled – on Friday, 29 January when Bristol Bears host Bath Rugby,’ Childs added.Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images ‘ From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The Exeter Chiefs celebrate their Champions Cup win Posted in English Premiership, European Champions Cup, Top headlines BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazine Published on January 11, 2021 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Joint efforts to develop sustainable energy for Asia-Pacific

first_imgAlso read: Wind sector a key building block for economic recovery Featured image: Stock Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development In a recent COVID-19 policy report for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP identified renewable energy as one of the main sectors to include in stimulus packages. When a vaccine does become available, the provision of cold storage and refrigerated transport across large areas will be critical. La Camera noted that Asia-Pacific region faces unique energy challenges that undermine the ability of governments to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and build economic resilience. Sustainable energy development BRICS Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Scientists are already investigating links between air pollution and higher levels of coronavirus mortality, with preliminary results showing a probable correlation between the two.   TAGSIRENAoff-gridsustainability Previous articleMaintenance offered to marine and power market regardless of the brandNext articleFour South African renewable projects secure MIGA guarantees Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. However, IRENA highlighted that underinvestment in this area could severely impact the capacity of rural health centres to support front-line health workers and provide essential services to COVID-19 patients. Read more about:IRENASustainability Renewable energy costs in many parts of the world now outcompete traditional energy sources, presenting cost saving opportunities for governments and consumers while boosting energy security, building energy independence and supporting climate-related nationally determined contributions.  “Renewables can underpin these efforts and therefore can play an instrumental role in both the response and the recovery,” he said.With national budgets strained by immediate COVID-19 needs, short to medium-term energy access investment may represent less of a priority for governments. According to IRENA, decentralised renewable energy technologies such as solar will be key for large-scale immunization efforts in developing countries. Clean cooking solutions Asia-Pacific, home to half of the world’s population, is largely dependent on fossil fuels. Diesel, for instance, fuels the majority of the region’s off-grid electricity needs. According to ESCAP, 200 million people in the Asia Pacific region live without electricity and 1.2 billion people without access to clean cooking fuel. Renewables can be deployed rapidly and are therefore well-placed to support immediate crisis response efforts including electrification of public health value chains, says IRENA. IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera said: “We are living in truly unprecedented times, calling for decisive and cooperative action among the international community to save lives and support livelihoods all over the world. Joint efforts will focus on developing sustainable energy policies that are closely integrated with health and industrial development policies to bolster recovery efforts and rebuild economies. “The pandemic is an opportunity for us to rethink our economic growth path that has come at a heavy cost to the people and planet,” said Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP. According to IRENA’s recently launched Global Renewables Outlook report, renewables can supply more than half of all power needs in Southeast Asia alone by 2030, boosting the regional economy by more than 4.4 per cent and growing jobs by close to 50 per cent in the process. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The two organisations will offer recommendations to governments in the region positioning the energy transition as an integral part of the immediate response to the crisis and medium to long-term recovery efforts. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy In the medium to long-term, renewables-based energy systems can also be an engine of sustainable growth. Generation Alisjahbana continued: “To bring about a fundamental shift for the energy transition, we need to adopt the motto of ‘no more business as usual’ for all stakeholders. Policymakers should not lose sight of the looming climate crisis, but rather design economic stimulus packages with social inclusion and environmental sustainability built into every decision in particular sustainable energy development.” The energy agency also noted that the slow progress in mainstreaming clean cooking solutions may expose millions of people to the dangerous combination of particulates and COVID-19. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will work together to improve access to sustainable energy, bolstering the Asia-Pacific region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Continuing Education Program Coordinator

first_imgEssential Duties and Responsibilities:Responsible for verifying needs assessments/learningobjectives/competencies for all CME coursesResponsible for the Conflict of Interest/Disclosure process,including review and resolution of any conflicts, for allspeakers/presentersResponsible for ensuring all CME related activities comply withACCME guidelines, (Presence/correction of CME violations (use ofdrug/product trade names; company logos; appearance of bias orinappropriate treatment recommendations) Maintain participant and activity records of all continuingeducation activities in compliance with appropriate credentialingand accreditation agencies.Responsible for submission, oversight and reporting of all CMEactivities throughout the year including the Annual Meeting andPost Graduate CoursesResponsible for submission of the ACCME annual report andreaccreditation processResponsible for administration and oversight of ASRMCommittees: CMEParticipate, as needed, in the podcast and webinarscheduling/preparation processParticipate, as needed, as a webinar co-moderator/hostQualifications:Bachelor’s degree in an educational disciplineExperience or specialization in adult continuing educationExperience working with the accreditation and complianceprocess for continuing education creditsHighly motivated with excellent interpersonal skillsSelf-starter, able to work independently and to function as aneffective team memberStrong verbal, written and computer communication andpresentation skills.Successful working experience using Word, PowerPoint, Excel,Acrobat, LMS software, databases, and the Internet Job Purpose: Works closely with the ChiefEducation and Scientific Officer, and other education departmentsupport staff to plan and implement innovative live and onlineeducational programs within the ASRM. The position will ensurecompliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation (ACCME) as well as other biomedical professionalcredentialing agencies.last_img read more

Uroš Zorman to miss clash against THW Kiel!

first_imgVeszprem wait clash with Zagreb, Davis: This is Champions League ShareTweetShareShareEmail Handball in Germany is played by 750.000 people Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsSlovenian playmaker and one of the most important members of the Bogdan Wenta’s squad – Vive Targi Kielce, Uroš Zorman will be out for three weeks due injury of muscle during match of the last EHF CL round against Orlen Wisla Plock. It means that he will miss derby match of the next EHF CL round with THW Kiel on Saturday (18.15 hrs) at home court, but also next EHF week with his NT, who start battle for the placement at World Championship 2015 in Qatar. Click to comment Related Items:handball, Poland, Uros Zorman, Vive Targi Kielce Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. France beat Norway with Pardin&Mahe in main role!last_img read more

Andy Frasco & The U.N. – Half A Man [Review]

first_imgIf you saw our feature on the 10 Magnificent Things You Will Only Find Inside Electric Forest, you’ll know that we absolutely loved the performance from artist Andy Frasco & The U.N. Frasco is quite the on-stage character, crowdsurfing for a beer (and consuming it) and encouraging audience members to pass up any drugs (and consuming them). Antics aside, Frasco and his band bring an exciting rock and roll boogie-woogie blend to each song.The band recently released their first LP, Half A Man. Backed by the powerful guitarwork from Shawn Eckels and the booming saxophone of Ernie Chang, the pianist/vocalist rocks from cover to cover. The music kicks off with “Sunny Day Soldier,” a soulful, shuffling ballad with gospel singers behind Frasco’s raspy, entreating vocals. Bellowing “I found myself!,” Frasco finds the perfect way to start his LP.Frasco then rolls into the upbeat, bluesy number, “Shakin Ain’t a Crime.” This song is all party (perhaps that’s why his site describes his style as “party blues.”) Somewhere between Jerry Lee Lewis piano chops and raw, powerful blues, the number proves indisputably that Frasco is here for a good time. Check it out below:The album parties on in a similar fashion, with Andy Frasco’s sexy, gritty blues-based rock and roll powering the whole way through. Each track is its own dancing groove, artfully capturing the man’s unique jovial spirit. One of my personal favorites is “Commitment Deficit Disorder,” a bass-and-sax driven jazzier composition that hits low and rocks hard. Other songs, including “Don’t Ya Worry” and the acoustic-guitar-and-vocals-only track “What Would I Do” are slower, more intimate numbers that show off Frasco’s more soulful side.All in all, however, this album is all party. It’s that bar-room, pool-house piano sound that Frasco delivers so flawlessly, combined with that booming sax and shredding guitar. You can really hear all these influences on the track “Main Squeeze,” an excellent expression of Frasco’s talents. Check it out below:Check out Half A Man on Andy Frasco’s official website, and get your copy today!-David Melamed (@DMelamz)PS Watch this awesome promotional video to see just how much fun these guys are live…last_img read more

Saint Mary’s introduces master of autism studies program

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Michael Waddell The master in autism studies program hosts a PEERS workshop in April. MAS will offer two different degrees:  a dual degree and a 4+1 program, which allows students to begin their studies while pursuing a bachelor‘s degree.Waddell said this program allows students to get hands-on experience in their field.“It creates extra opportunities for working in clinical settings with people on the spectrum,” he said. “So you get the course work you need to become a licensed and certified speech therapist, you get expertise in autism and you get more opportunities to work with people of the spectrum than you would if you did either degree separately.”The second degree program is titled the 4+1 program. The program organizes classes so that students can take four of the 12 required courses towards attaining their master’s degree by the time they receive their bachelor’s degree. The approval process for this program has been multi layered and in the long time making, Waddell said. “The first proposal we wrote was in the spring of 2011,” he said. “We got approval from the higher learning commission in the fall of 2017 and the board of trustees approved the program in spring of 2017. So from 2011 all the way to the fall of 2017 has been one whole long approval process.”These programs are a rare opportunity and designed specifically to give students specific expertise in working with people with autism, Waddell said. “The two professions that most commonly work with people on the spectrum are speech language pathologist and applied behavioral analysts,” he said. “To become a speech therapist you do a master’s degree in speech therapy where you study the whole range of speech disorders and interventions and so forth, but most speech language pathology programs don’t have any autism components in them. You’re lucky if your school has one autism course. … Most speech therapists now are spending most if not all of their time in clinic working with people in the spectrum but they don’t get any training in autism.”Certain majors pair well with the program, but it is open to students from any disciplinary background, Waddell said.“Some obvious candidates for this program would be those in education, psychology, speech language pathology, pre med and potentially nursing, social work and sociology,” he said.  Students interested in the master of autism studies programs can find more information at events such as the autism workshops and colloquiums hosted by Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame. Finding success in the past, two more workshops are planned for this year, Waddell said.  “Either seek me out, and if I’m not the right person I’ll put you in contact with the faculty member you should talk to or come to any of the events that we’re sponsoring,” he said.Tags: 4+1 program, Master of Autism Studies, master’s program As of next fall, Saint Mary’s is officially ready to make available to students new programs in the master of autism studies program. For right now, there are two basic dual degree programs planned for the future curriculums, professor Michael Waddell, director of the master of autism studies program and a professor of philosophy at Saint Mary’s, said.  “The first one is our dual master’s degree program where you earn the master’s of autism studies and the master’s of science and speech language pathology,” he said.last_img read more

1 dead, 1 in jail following Saturday afternoon shooting

first_imgBEAUMONT — An area man is dead and a second is behind bars, charged with murder, authorities said, following a Saturday afternoon shooting.On Saturday at 2:27 p.m. Beaumont Police responded to the 2400 block of E. Lucas in reference to a shooting victim. Arriving officers located a deceased victim in the residence who suffered from gunshot wounds.Witnesses told police the gunman fled on foot. The victim is identified as Kevin Kennebrew, 49, from Beaumont. An autopsy has been ordered.center_img A suspect, Jeremy Demond Tyler, 42, from Beaumont was apprehended in the area of Calder and 10th Street.He was taken to the Jefferson County jail and booked for murder.last_img