Fires Continue to Decline in Trelawny

first_imgRelatedFires Continue to Decline in Trelawny Advertisements RelatedFires Continue to Decline in Trelawny RelatedFires Continue to Decline in Trelawnycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — The Trelawny Division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade is crediting its ongoing public education programme for the continued reduction in the incidence of fires in the parish.  The campaign, which includes lectures, seminars, drills, distribution of pamphlets, and inspections, has helped to increase awareness about fire safety and prevention strategies. Assistant Superintendent for the division, Noel Myrie, delivering his report for the month of August at the monthly meeting of the Trelawny Parish Council in Falmouth recently, said that despite the gains, the firefighters have not become complacent and continue to diligently carry out their duties. A total of 21 emergency calls were received in the division in August, 15 of which were genuine calls.  There were only three false alarms, two with good intent, while one was categorised as malicious. “Of the genuine calls received there were three house fires for the period, resulting in one adult being displaced,” Assistant Superintendent Myrie informed. Some 24 fire hazards were removed from communities while four building plans were approved by the department. In addition, 90 inspections were carried out across the parish, with 44 clubs and bars, 28 industrial and commercial buildings, nine offices, four hotels, three health facilities, and two churches assessed. He noted that the public education programme continued, with seven lectures and two seminars held during the month, while 98 other instances of interactions with the public were recorded. By Bryan MillerJIS REGIONAL OFFICEMONTEGO BAY Fires Continue to Decline in Trelawny Local GovernmentSeptember 17, 2011last_img read more

News / Shippers are being ‘left in the dark’ as carriers look to recover IMO 2020 costs

first_img There has been insufficient mainstream publicity on the IMO’s 2020 global emissions regulation for shipping, and a lack of transparency by container lines on their recovery strategies.These are the worrying conclusions of a review by maritime consultant Alphaliner and a shipper survey by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.It has been estimated that the cost of compliance with the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap on fuel from 1 January 2020 could be a $15bn annual bill for the liner industry – each Asia to North Europe round trip costing carriers an extra $1m, for example.Recent attempts by Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM to outline bunker surcharge policies have not gone down well with shippers who have claimed the proposals are unjustified and an excuse for hiking freight rates. Both the 2M partners plan to bring the new surcharge mechanisms into effect on 1 January 2019, a year before the IMO regulations become law.Taking Maersk’s proposals as an example, based on the current price of heavy fuel oil at $450 per ton, its BAF today would be $270 per teu.Alphaliner said: “A longstanding criticism from shippers is that the carriers’ methods of calculating BAF remain non-transparent, lack uniformity and could involve an element of revenue generation, rather than serving only to recoup actual bunkers costs and help carriers cope with unexpected fuel price fluctuations.”It added that current practices “have not helped in dispelling shippers’ concerns”, noting that Maersk’s existing bunker surcharge tariff “does not accurately reflect actual fuel costs”, a point the consultant said that had been conceded by the carrier.Accepting that BAF calculations “will remain highly complex and individual carriers will have different approaches on how to calculate the surcharge”, Alphaliner said carriers should incorporate “all of the components” that affect their fuel costs to appease shipper concerns.Some of the many questions that have arisen from the carriers’ BAF proposals include how savings from the use of scrubbers – enabling ships to continue to burn cheaper heavy fuel oil by onboard refining – on some vessels will be passed on to shippers, and how will trade balance changes be reflected?And a survey of shippers, BCOs and freight forwarders by Drewry found that as well as a lack of transparency from carriers, there was “very poor awareness and understanding of the new regulations”.Indeed, about one-third of the survey respondents admitted a lack of understanding of the forthcoming IMO emission regulations.“The level of uncertainty today as to the total cost impact is so high that nobody is able to provide a confident forecast of the cost of compliance; the only certainty is that the extra cost will run into billions of dollars globally come 2020,” said Drewry.Describing the IMO’s low-sulphur cap as a “very significant, industry-wide, change event”, Drewry’s Philip Damas added: “Given the scale of the extra costs triggered by the new regulation, and the carriers’ expectations that their pricing and fuel charge mechanism with customers must be restructured, there is a need for carriers to address the transparency concerns expressed by their customers.” © Vladimir Serebryanskiycenter_img By Mike Wackett 03/10/2018last_img read more

Local support for International Campaign, 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence!

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe 16 Days of Action against Gender Based Violence Campaign aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and other forms of violence which are mainly experienced by women and girls. The campaign runs from 25th November, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women , to 10th December ,which is Human Rights Day.The Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (DAVAWP) is supporting the 16 Days Campaign with the following events:16/11/15 – 07/12/15: On line public vote on DAVAWP Song Writing Competition for Young People• 25/11/15: Robert Burns Cinema, 5.30pm: Free community screening of “Do I Sound Gay?” Documentary which addresses issues like gender stereotyping and homophobia.• 02/12/15: Launch of a commitment for Dumfries and Galloway’s work to become a White Ribbon Region• 10/12/15 – Oasis Youth , 7.30pm : DAVAWP Song Writing Competition Awards Ceremony and Anti-Violence Concert• 10/12/15: Launch of DAVAWP and Queen of the South FC joint campaign to promote the White Ribbon Campaign.• Throughout the 16 Days Campaign the DAVAWP will also send updates via social media.DAVAWP Chair, Prof. Hazel Borland said: “Violence against women harms women here in Dumfries and Galloway and across the whole world. The 16 Days Campaign is an opportunity to stand up against these forms of violence by highlighting them and taking a stance against them. I would like to invite the local Residents to support our events and also take part in our song writing competition public vote. ““We are delighted to launch our work to become a White Ribbon Area. The White Ribbon Campaign aims to encourage men to work against violence against women, with the understanding that most men do not commit violence against women. The Campaign gives men the opportunity to sign the pledge to “never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”last_img read more

Keystone Wins District Championship over Holy Name, 6-1

first_img Related Topics By Catrina OlsenIt was an extremely emotional game for Senior Wildcats as they played their last game on their home field. For seniors Sammie Stefan and Lauren Shaw. The girls showed up to play their game. After the game, they were shocked to hear about the 46 consecutive scoreless innings Holy Name had. They focused on their team and their players and that showed without a doubt.With Holy Name getting on the board early in the first inning with Vanessa Whitlow having a single, stealing second which placed her in scoring position. With a single from Mary Novosel, Whitlow scores. Holy Name 1, Keystone 0 going into the bottom of the first.With a late start at the bottom of the first Keystone manages to scrap a run. With a single from Shaw that put one person on the bases. With a double from Madi Cendrosky, Shaw scored. Holy Name 1, Keystone 1 going into the second inning.Through the second inning and into the bottom of the third, the score remained tied at 1.Senior pitcher, Shaw, had this to say about the team: “They (Holy Name) had really tough hitters, they were very aggressive, my defense was solid, and offense came right back…they (Keystone) came back and answered everything they gave.”The bottom of the third was a big hitting inning for the Wildcats. Paige Hartley started off the momentum for the Wildcats with a single. Followed by a double by Stefan, with an RBI. With a follow up RBI double by Cendrosky that brought the score Holy Name 1, Keystone 3.That score stood until the bottom of the bottom of the sixth inning where Keystone broke out the bats. With a lead off solo homerun by Stefan, that was the spark that the Wildcats used to continue the scoring. Cendrosky had a single, stole second and third. With two walks by Autumn Acord and Brooke Piazza. With a single by Angel Minisall had an RBI of Cendrosky. With the final run of the game being scored by Acord on a passed ball. The final score of the game read Holy Name 1, Keystone 6.“Coach P has been working on aggressive baserunning and so I knew it was my job to get around the bases and score, it was my goal to get home, so I made sure I did it.’ Said Stefan who went 3 for 3 at the plate with a single, double and a homerun.“It’s not about personal statistics it’s about the team.” Stated Stefan.Keystone advances to play in the Tiffin Regionals on May 24. NEO HS Stafflast_img read more

Sarwan out for Tallawahs

first_imgThe changes continue to ring in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as the Jamaica Tallawahs are the latest franchise to lose personnel due to varying reasons.Assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan is the latest official who will not be involved in this year’s competition, as he has requested to leave the tournament for personal reasons.Sarwan’s absence was confirmed by CPL Director of Operations Michael Hall, who stated that the Tallawahs assistant coach was granted personal leave to travel home to Guyana.Hall went on to add that the Tallawahs have brought in two assistant coaches to work with head coach Floyd Reifer; they are Trinidadian nationals Vinod Maharaj and Ryan Austin.Tallawahs CEO and manager, Jeff Miller, told the Trinidad Newsday newspaper that Sarwan will be a big loss for the franchise. However, they are keen to put up a good showing with the personnel they have at their disposal.“Yes, it’s a big loss,” said Miller. “Sars (Sarwan) brings a lot to the game – his knowledge, his experience and the way he has dealt with the players over the years, so it is a great loss.“We are going to look to move forward. This is a rebuilding year for us, (but) I don’t just want to say rebuilding. We are here to win the tournament. I think we have a great team and the guys are keen and ready to go, and let’s see at the end what happens, but we are definitely looking forward to having a great tournament this year,” Miller stated. CLASH WITH MANAGEMENT In April of this year, Sarwan and the Tallawahs management were at odds with former player Chris Gayle, who put out a series of YouTube videos ranting about his treatment and ultimate dismissal from the franchise.Miller, who added the manager’s portfolio to his CEO role following the departure of Andrew Richardson, says the franchise is looking to put the negative off-the-field distractions behind them and focus on this year’s tournament.“That is behind us. We have 12 new players on our franchise this year from last year, so there is no baggage from last year. We are focused this year and the guys are focused on CPL, not what happened in the past,” Miller added.last_img read more

Conrad, Long look to make tight end a factor again at UK

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-19:80f78d31d028ebe2485c440d Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-895117-4142478592001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Kentucky’s two rookie tight ends agree with their coach on that. Despite what recent stats say, both were sold on an opportunity to be heavily utilized in the passing game.“It’s been really cool so far to see their recruiting pitch really work out,” Conrad said. “This is perfect for me. I couldn’t be happier where I’m at. I love the way they’re using me. It’s perfect for a pass-catching tight end.”Or a quarterback under duress.“If routes aren’t open, we can always be open. We’re big targets,” Long said. “Just try to make plays for Pat or whoever is throwing the ball to us, so he can rely on us every single play. If something goes bad, we’re always there to make a play for him.“It’s good for guys like us that are trying to have a big game and a big role in this offense.”As Kentucky fans know all too well, that’s been a long time coming.Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.PRODUCTION BY KENTUCKY TIGHT ENDS SINCE ’07(In 2007, Jacob Tamme had 56 catches for 619 yards and six touchdowns by himself)2014 – 7 catches, 62 yards, 0 touchdowns2013 – 27 catches, 369 yards, 3 touchdowns2012 – 18 catches, 165 yards, 1 touchdown2011 – 30 catches, 262 yards, 2 touchdowns2010 – 33 catches, 306 yards, 2 touchdowns2009 – 13 catches, 130 yards, 2 touchdowns2008 – 25 catches, 374 yards, 2 touchdowns LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football fans have had many things to lament in recent seasons, but lovers of the forward pass have especially bemoaned one befuddling, unanswered question: Where, oh where, has the tight end gone?In 2007, before he became a reliable target for Peyton Manning in the NFL, tight end Jacob Tamme caught 56 passes for 619 yards and six touchdowns for the Wildcats. In the seven years since, Kentucky’s tight ends have not combined for more than 33 catches, 369 yards or three touchdowns in a season.Crazier still: Add up the production of every player at that position for the Cats over the last three years and it does not equal Tamme’s solo output in 2007. Last season, UK’s tight ends caught a total of seven passes for 62 yards – in an offense known as the “Air Raid.”Now you know why the Wildcats’ coaches and quarterbacks are rejoicing at the January addition of true freshman C.J. Conrad and the emergence of redshirt freshman Darryl Long at the position vacated by seniors Ronnie Shields and Steven Borden. Through seven spring practices, the new guys have looked like legitimate weapons in the passing game.“It makes a big difference. It certainly helps,” coach Mark Stoops said. “I think those guys are going to be very good players and they’re getting better and better every day.”Q&A: Mark Stoops breaks down spring ball Day 7Both Conrad and Long were hotly pursued recruits known for their potency in the passing game. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Conrad was rated a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 8 tight end by, while Long (6-4, 244) was rated a top-20 tight end by ESPN and had double-digit scholarship offers from major-conference programs.Conrad, who caught 180 passes for 2,436 yards and 32 touchdowns during his high school career, snagged a scoring strike Saturday in his first collegiate scrimmage.“It’s huge,” quarterback Patrick Towles said. “C.J. and Darryl are playing really well. They’re a quarterback’s best friend, so I’m excited about that.”Both, naturally, are from Ohio – as is tight ends coach and recruiting ace Vince Marrow. He thought Long could’ve helped right away as a pass-catcher last season but needed the redshirt year to bulk up, and he did. He’s added about 25 pounds in a matter of months and now looks the part.As for Conrad, “I really think we struck gold with him,” Marrow said. “I’m not surprised, but I think our other staff, they’ve been surprised with where he’s at right now. C.J. is every bit of what we wanted – and I think he’s done more.”Both Conrad and Long say they’re spending this spring learning to block as well as they run routes and corral passes. Conrad, who would still be in high school had he not enrolled early at UK, got his welcome-to-college moment in the first practice when two different linebackers put him flat on his back.That’s happening less and less now, and he’s factoring into new coordinator Shannon Dawson’s wide-open offense more and more.“You’re trying to get defenses to play honest,” Dawson said. “If you’ve got a guy who can run, you can create some matchups that are stressful for the defense. I think it’s huge. It’ll be interesting to see, because we haven’t really had a guy like that. It’ll be fun.” Story continues after video Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. 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Akure All-Comers is Selection Trials for 1st AFN Classics, Says Ebewele

first_imgThe Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will use this weekend’s all-comers competition to select the first set of athletes that will qualify for its first Classics competition which holds in Ado Ekiti at the end of the month.The Technical Director of the federation, Brown Ebewele, disclosed that a certain number of athletes will qualify either by position or time for the classics while the all-comers that will come a day before the Ado Ekiti event will be used to get the remaining set that will complete the line-up for each classics event.“We are re-introducing a model that worked perfectly for us in the past where athletes will qualify to run in the classics. We will have four athletes who will qualify from a classics event while the remaining four that will make up an eight-lane event will be selected at an all-comers event that precedes each meeting,” said Ebewele. “What this will do is that it will engender competition among athletes as you will need to qualify for the Classics before you can be entitled to accommodation and transport subsidy. This is in addition to the prize monies on offer for each event,” explained the AFN technical supremo.“It was during that time we got home-based athletes running very fast and world-class times. I remember Deji Aliu ran 10.02 seconds in Bauchi in one of the legs of the event in March,1995. Davidson Ezinwa completed a sensational sprint double in January,1990 in Bauchi where he ran 10.05 seconds over the 100m and 20.30 seconds in the 200m.There was so much competition then and this present board of the AFN wants to bring it all back.”Ebewele is confident this weekend’s all-comers competition will be of great help to the athletes who have been training so hard without having an opportunity to gauge how far they have gone with their training, what needs to be corrected and how ready they are for the new season, especially the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival which will be used to select athletes for the first phase of camping for both the African Championships in Algeria this June and the Olympic Games in Japan in July/August.The AFN technical director advised athletes not to participate in competition(s) not sanctioned by the AFN under the leadership of Honourable Olamide George.He also advised states not to allow their stadium to be used to organise events not sanctioned by the federation, especially events fraudulently organised in the name of AFN.“There is only one AFN recognised by the Federal Government and only known to Nigerian laws,” said Ebewele while quoting article one of the AFN constitution that made it abundantly clear that the federation is one of the 38 sports associations under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.Ebewele reminded state associations that they must be in good standing with the AFN before they can be allowed to participate in AFN events.The AFN All-Comers competition holds on Friday and Saturday at the Federal University of Technology, Akure.The athletes will arrive on Friday while the event proper takes place the next day.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more