NEPA Completing Draft on Motor Vehicle Emission Standards

first_imgStory HighlightsNEPA is currently finalising the draft paper for the motor vehicle emission standards, which is expected to be adopted into a regulatory framework, this fiscal year.State Minister Hayles informed that the implementation of the regulatory framework will allow the country to realise the testing of motor vehicle emissions and regulate fleet emissions.The State Minister also informed that Government will further expand the air quality monitoring programme to Manchester and St. Catherine, during the 2014/15 financial year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is currently finalising the draft paper for the motor vehicle emission standards, which is expected to be adopted into a regulatory framework, this fiscal year.This was disclosed by State Minister in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ian Hayles, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 17.“I am putting the country on notice that this year we will begin tackling an even more pervasive air quality issue – motor vehicle emissions,” he noted.Mr. Hayles informed that the implementation of the regulatory framework will allow the country to realise the testing of motor vehicle emissions and regulate fleet emissions.He said the Ministry will also be partnering with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the University of Technology (UTech), in implementing a Global Fuel Efficiency Initiative in this financial year, which will look at issues related to clean fuels and vehicle efficiency.This, he said, will support the motor vehicle emission standards that will be adopted this fiscal year.In the meantime, the State Minister also informed that Government will further expand the air quality monitoring programme to Manchester and St. Catherine, during the 2014/15 financial year.He said the Ministry is currently in discussions with several international partners to develop its ability to monitor greenhouse gases, specifically in procuring a mobile air quality laboratory.“This will increase the country’s emergency response to air pollution incidents and allow for the prompt dissemination of information to our emergency response partners to save lives during major hazard events,” the State Minister said.Last year, Government fulfilled its commitment to expand the air quality monitoring network, with NEPA establishing monitoring stations in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay and on Main Street, May Pen.The expansion was executed at a cost of $8 million, and brings the current government air monitoring network to eight sites.The NEPA has also licensed 35 private industry emitters who also operate air monitors. These complement the eight government stations and bolster the islandwide air monitoring network. RelatedImproved Water Supply for Western Hanover NEPA Completing Draft on Motor Vehicle Emission Standards EnvironmentJune 18, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakercenter_img RelatedSt. Catherine Residents Benefit from Rain Water Harvesting System RelatedJamaica to Receive Funding from UNDP to Implement Climate Change Activities Advertisementslast_img read more

Samson launches synthetic emergency tow-off pendant

first_imgVulcan is a core-dependant, jacketed rope that uses Samson’s patented heat-resistant technology specifically developed for the ETOP application.ETOPs, which provide a means of towing a ship away from the dock in the event of a fire are, according to Craig Kelly, director of international sales for Samson, “… rarely used for their intended purpose. However, crewmembers must continually handle them when coming into terminals and for training exercises. Handling heavy wire ropes is difficult, cumbersome, and can cause a number of physical injuries. Vulcan is 60-70 0ghter when compared with wire rope, which significantly reduces the various mooring-related injuries associated with handling wire rope in this application.” Which will be comforting for HLPFI readers among crews onboard MPVs and other heavy lift ships.Vulcan is made of 100% Technora® and is enhanced with Samson’s patented heat-resistant coating, which is applied to the strength-member core. Samthane coating is also applied to the jacket to provide protection against abrasion, ingress of foreign material, and damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet light. Prior to heat exposure Vulcan’s new rope breaking strength meets or exceeds the industry standards.Required by most if not all ship terminals, the ETOP is positioned along side the vessel and monitored in order to maintain a specific distance from the water. Adjustments are made to the ETOP as the ship’s ballast changes during the loading and offloading of cargo. Wire rope has traditionally been used in this application, though steel-wire ETOPs have proven problematic.Over the last several months, field trials have been conducted on the U.S. West Coast with excellent results. “We really like the Vulcan ETOP,” says Captain Pete Hall of OSG. “Two people can easily move it around the deck and over the longitudinal’s. One person can deploy and if needed one person can retrieve. The line is flexible and light, and the length with eyes on both ends means no more figure eighting on the bits. Plus, there’s plenty of line for a tug to work with.”Vulcan is another synthetic solution from Samson designed to enhance the safety of crewmembers while meeting the needs of demanding commercial marine applications.last_img read more

Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season ends

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Houston Astos shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked his wife, Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over.“When I talk to my wife she knows,” he said Sunday. “No getting your nails done. No getting your hair done right now. So we’re going to be home. We’re going to focus on the baseball season and once everything is done, then you can go to get your nails done and do everything else.”Correa’s wife was Miss Texas in 2016. The pair wed in the Dominican Republic in December.Correa spoke at length after Sunday’s workout about the importance of personal responsibility among the players if they hope to get through this 60-game season, which is scheduled to begin July 23 or July 24.“We know what it takes to make the season possible,” he said. “What we’re doing is we come to work out and we go back to our houses. I think that’s the key … I think if we can keep it simple. Simple as come get your work in and go back home, get some rest, I think we’ll be able to be fine and be able to carry on with the season.”Houston is one of the U.S. cities currently being hit hardest by the coronavirus, and Texas reported its highest daily increase in confirmed cases on Saturday with 8,258.For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal. The vast majority of people recover. FOLLOW US LIVE TVcenter_img Last Updated: 6th July, 2020 09:07 IST Correa Asks Wife To Stay Out Of Salons Until Season Ends Houston Astos shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked his wife, Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over. Written By First Published: 6th July, 2020 09:07 IST Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Caldwell to complete another head-coaching interview with Tennessee

first_imgRavens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell continues to receive interest as a potential NFL head coach and will interview with the Tennessee Titans later this week.After completing interviews with the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins in recent days, Caldwell will reportedly meet with the Titans about their open position after they fired Mike Munchak on Saturday.Caldwell spent three years as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and led them to Super Bowl XLIV before joining the Ravens as quarterbacks coach in 2012. He received much praise for the job he did with the Baltimore offense in helping the Ravens win a Super Bowl after being promoted to offensive coordinator on Dec. 10, 2012, but his offense struggled mightily in 2013 as the Ravens finished 29th in total yards and 25th in points scored while also setting franchise lows in rushing yards and yards per carry.Baltimore parted ways with running backs coach Wilbert Mongtomery last week, and some have wondered whether a change is warranted at offensive coordinator despite teams having interest in Caldwell for their vacant head coaching positions.last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane will be on the cover of FIFA 20!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/EA SportsAdvertisement odrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6a1n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vxkWould you ever consider trying this?😱cifuCan your students do this? 🌚25d1kRoller skating! Powered by Firework EA Sports have officially revealed the cover star for the FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition, which is the topmost version of the game, and its no other than the all time legend of the game itself – Zinedine Zidane, who will also be available an ICON player in the Ultimate Team game mode.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/EA SportsThe current coach and former Real Madrid star is the third player to be featured on the cover for this year’s FIFA installment, following Zizou’s new tutee at Santiago Bernabéu Eden Hazard and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, starring on the Standard and Champions Edition, respectively.The 1998 World Cup winner was the only Ballon d’Or winner who didn’t appear on the cover of any previous FIFA games.Advertisement The Frenchman has joined the list of Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Ian Wright, Ronald Koeman- all confirmed to be available in the FIFA 20’s Ultimate Team game mode as players.A total of 90 ICONs will be announced by EA Sports in the coming days- all available as players to build up teams. In addition to that, Zidane will also be available as a manager card, along with three different player cards.Advertisement FIFA 20 is launching on September 24 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch, and is now available to pre order. Advertisementlast_img read more

Lions show some resilience

first_imgSOUTH EASTERN WOMEN’S REVIEW – ROUND 5 DIVISION TWO Local rivals Beaconsfield and Cranbourne went to battle on Saturday morning…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Hawks take stranglehold on Murdoch Division Final

first_imgPlaying with a lead or coming from behind, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks know how to win.For the second game in a row the Hawks needed overtime to defeat the Nelson Leafs.Blake Sidoni beat Devin Allen in the Nelson nets at 9:33 in the second extra period to give Beaver Valley a 3-2 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The Nitehawks take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Murdoch Final with Game four Saturday right back in Nelson. Nelson opened the scoring when a turnover at the Beaver Valley blueline gave the Leafs a two-on-one with Dale Howell and Sawyer Hunt.Howell slipped nice saucer pass Hunt ripped into the Beaver Valley nets past goalie Tallon Kramer.Beaver Valley struck twice in the second, two minutes apart to take a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.Darren Kramer tied the game before Blake Sidoni put the Hawks ahead.Nelson scored the only goal of the third period to tie the game a few minutes into the frame when Howell converted his team high fourth goal of the playoffs.The shots were even at 29-29.BLUELINES: The game, attracting 780 fans, was the sixth time of the 2017 KIJHL playoffs the Leafs have been forced into overtime. Nelson is 3-3 during the playoffs. . . . Dale Howell led the Leafs with two points Friday. . . . Tallon Kramer, once again stellar between the pipes for the Hawks, was in goal to win his seventh straight playoff game. . . . A luck fan from Nelson split the $800 50-50 jackpot Friday. . . .There will be no five-peat for the Selkirk Saints. The Castlegar-based squad lost 6-1 Friday to Trinity Western Spartans in BCIHL playoff action. The Saints had won the past four BCIHL titles.last_img read more

County Senior Camogie Final 2015

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Commentary from Darren Kelly and Imelda Hobbins Killimor defeated Ardrahan in the County Senior Camogie Final this year in St Brendan’s Park in Loughrea, winning by 2-5 to 1-6.last_img

Galway U21 team v Dublin named

first_imgThe Galway U21 team to play Dublin in the All Ireland U21 Hurling Semi Final in Thurles tomorrow evening at 6pm has been named. Senior panellists Conor Whelan, Brian Molloy who is captain and Eanna Burke are named in the forward division, while 3 of last year’s All Ireland Minor winning team start, namely Sean Loftus, Fintan Burke and Thomas Monaghan. The team in full is: Cathal Tuohy (Tommie Larkins)Conor Jennings (Loughrea)Darragh O ‘Donoghue (Kilnadeema Leitrim)Declan Cronin (Cappataggle)Fintan Burke (St Thomas)Shane Cooney (St Thomas)Sean Loftus (Turloughmore)Darragh Dolan (Cappataggle)Dan Nevin (Cappataggle)Kevin McHugo (Tommie Larkins)Brian Molloy (Kilnadeema Leitrim – Capt.)Conor Whelan (Kinvara)Thomas Monaghan (Killimordaly)Eanna Burke (St Thomas)Cian Burke (Athenry) 16 August 2016; Ryan McCambridge, Antrim, Stephen Bennett, Waterford, Eoghan O’Donnell, Dublin, and Conor Whelan, Galway, came face to face in Dublin today ahead of the Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Championship All-Ireland Semi Finals on Saturday, August 20. Leinster champions Dublin play Galway in Saturday’s Semi Finals at 6pm while Ulster champions Antrim and Munster champions Waterford go head-to-head in the other last four pairing at 4pm. Both games take place at Semple Stadium in Thurles and will be broadcast live on TG4. Pictured are Dublin hurler Eoghan O’Donnell and Galway hurler Conor Whelan during a Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Championship All-Ireland Semi-Final media day at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Paul Mohan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

MATCH TRACKER – Connacht Club Football Semi Final. Corofin V Castlebar Mitchell’s

first_img3 Mins: Kieran Molloy opens the scoring for Corofin. Corofin 0-1 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-0 Welcome to our Connacht Football Semi-final Match Tracker, Corofin V Castlebar Mitchell’s, McHale Park, Castlebar. Throw-in 2pm. 5 Mins: Ian Burke adds a second point…goal was on for a split second! Corofin 0-2 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-08 Mins: Neil Douglas opens Castlebar’s account from a free. Corofin 0-2 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-112 Mins: Gary Sice from a free points for Corofin. Corofin 0-3 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-115 Mins: Lovely point from Ian Burke. Corofin 0-4 Castlebar Mitchel’s 0-118 Mins: Jason Leonard from a free edges Corofin further ahead. Corofin 0-5 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-126 Mins: Neil Douglas get his 2nd free and Castlebar’s 2nd point. Corofin 0-5 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-228 Mins: Patrick Durcan points from play. Corofin 0-5 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-329 Mins: Jason Leonard replies from play. Corofin 0-6 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-3There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the 1st half30 +2 Mins: Free in for Mitchell’s,,,,pointed by Neil Douglas. Corofin 0-6 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-4HALF TIMESecond Half under way31 Mins: Free for Corofin: Gary Sice points. Corofin 0-7 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-4Ronan Steede is replaced by Ciaran Brady for the ‘third time’ Blood sub.36 Mins: Cian Costello with a point for Castlebar. Corofin 0-7 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-5Both side creating chances now, but unable to take them!42 Mins: Brilliant save by Rory Byrne in the Castlebar goal from Liam Silke43 Mins: Castlebar go down the field, win a free and Neil Douglas narrows the gap to the minimum. Corofin 0-7 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-648 Mions: A 45 from Neil Douglas levels the match. Corofin 0-7 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-751 Mins: Jason Leonard puts Corofin back in the lead. Corofin 0-8 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-752 Mins: Level again~! Neil Douglas…..Corofin 0-8 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-8There will be extra time if this finishes level!54 Mins: Castlebar go in front for the first time in the game: Free from Neil Douglas points. Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-9 Corofin 0-856 Mins: Dauthi Burke levels it again….might have had a chance of a goal. Corofin 0-9 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-957 Mins: Castlebar back in front, Castlebar Mitchell’s 0- 10 Corofin 0-958 Mins: Ian Burke for Corofin…Castlebar Mitchell’s 0- 10 Corofin 0-10There will 4 minutes of added time!60 +2 Mins: Ronon Steede with a super point for Corofin. Corofin 0-11 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-1060 +3 David Stenson levels it again! Corofin 0-11 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-11PHEW! We are going to Extra TimeThere will be two periods of 10 minutesHang on to your hats…we’re up and running again!1 Min: ET Ian Burke points after patient build up. Corofin 0-12 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-113 Mins: Another wonderful point from Ian Burke…Corofin 0-13 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-11Alan Burke comes on for Conor CunninghamRonan Steede come off again for the 4th time with a nose bleed!Greg Higgins comes on7 Mins: ET Free in for Castlebar…Neil Douglas points. Corofin 0-13 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-1210 Mins ET: Free in for Corofin….Jason Leonard obliges. Corofin 0-14 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-12Half time in extra timeSecond period of extra onRonan Steede is back on…AGAIN!11 Mins ET: Michael Farragher stretches the lead to 3. Corofin 0-15 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-1213 Mins ET: Neil Douglas chips over a close in free. Corofin 0-15 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-1315 Mins: Michael Lundy get his first point of the game. Three in it again. Corofin 0-16 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-1317 Mins ET: Another free in for Castlebar. Neil Douglas gets it…just! Corofin 0-16 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-1419 Mins ET: Neil Douglas has a chance from a free…..he misses it.We are into added time……….free for Corofin20 +1 Mins ET: Gary Sice wraps it up for Corofin. Corofin 0-17 Castlebar Mitchell’s 0-14IT’S ALL OVER….Corofin will play St Brigid’s in the Connacht Final.Ian Burke is the AIB/TG-4 and the Galway Bay FM Man of the MatchWell done to Corofin.   Thanks for your company – Gerry Murphyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more