NEPA Head Hails Contribution of UN to the Environment

first_imgNEPA Head Hails Contribution of UN to the Environment EnvironmentOctober 25, 2013Written by: Chris Patterson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedWorld Town Planning Day to Focus on Water Executive Director, National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight, has hailed the contribution of the United Nations (UN) in addressing a number of issues in Jamaica, particularly as it relates to environmental management.Mr. Knight informed that NEPA has received more than $300 million in support from the international organisation over the last 10 years to carry out its work. “They are an integral partner and they have allowed us… to undertake a number of activities,” he stated on October 24 at a UN Day celebration at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston.Describing the relationship between the UN and NEPA as “valued”, Mr. Knight said the UN’s support has enabled the implementation of projects in support of the country’s environment.These include the Phase-Out of Ozone Depleting Substances Project; Watershed Management Project; Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change Project; Protected Areas Management Project; the Biodiversity Conservation Project; Pollution Control Project; and the Improved Environmental Health Project.Mr. Knight also cited the collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the publication of the country’s State of the Environment Report 2010, which highlighted the overall status of Jamaica’s ecosystems and natural resources between 2008 and 2010.Mr. Knight informed that NEPA will be collaborating with the agencies within the UN to complete the State of the Environment Report for 2013-2014.For his part, UN Resident Co-ordinator for Jamaica, Dr. Arun Kashyap, said the organisation remains committed to working with greater effectiveness with local, national and regional partners to achieve gender equity, peace and equitable development in Jamaica, within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals and Vision 2030.Several representatives from various agencies and sectors also joined in celebrating the annual UN Day under the theme: ‘Global Progress’.The event, which was staged in the format of a panel discussion, included representatives from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ); GSW Animations; Eve For Life: National Family Planning Board; the University of the West Indies (UWI); as well as students from St. Georges College and Ardenne High School.Every year since 1948, the 24th of October has been celebrated globally as UN Day.The celebration seeks to commemorate the founding of the organisation with the ratification of its Charter by the five (5) Permanent Members of the Security Council, namely: France, the People’s Republic of China, the former Soviet Union (now the Russian Federation), the United Kingdom and the United States of America. RelatedConsultation to Prepare Jamaica for Climate Change Conferencecenter_img Story HighlightsExecutive Director, National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight, has hailed the contribution of the United Nations (UN) in addressing a number of issues in Jamaica, particularly as it relates to environmental management.Mr. Knight informed that NEPA has received more than $300 million in support from the international organisation over the last 10 years to carry out its work. “They are an integral partner and they have allowed us… to undertake a number of activities,” he stated on October 24 at a UN Day celebration at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston.Describing the relationship between the UN and NEPA as “valued”, Mr. Knight said the UN’s support has enabled the implementation of projects in support of the country’s environment. RelatedGreater Environmental Protection Stewardship Urged Advertisementslast_img read more

Juvenile Remandees Receiving Better Access to Education

first_imgJuvenile Remandees Receiving Better Access to Education EducationMay 22, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedMOE and VOUCH to Provide Diagnostic Services For Special Needs Children RelatedFive New Subjects Added to CAPE Syllabus Story HighlightsTwenty-six youngsters from juvenile correctional centres across the island are now sitting CXC examinations.The Government has improved the educational programmes of these institutions.Commissioner of Corrections, Jevene Bent, said several improvements have been made to enhance the quality of education offered within the island’s four juvenile institutions. Twenty-six youngsters from juvenile correctional centres across the island are now sitting Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations, as the Government improves the educational programmes of these institutions.Commissioner of Corrections, Jevene Bent, who made the disclosure, said several improvements have been made to enhance the quality of education offered within the island’s four juvenile institutions.She was responding to questions at a recent press conference regarding a National Education Inspectorate (NEI) report done in March, 2013 which found that the quality of teaching and curricular offerings at the centres were not up to standard.Ms. Bent pointed out that the Department of Correctional Services received the report in August last year, and had since then taken steps to improve the education of wards and remandees.She noted that while education for remandees who leave the institutions on a daily basis is limited, there are greater educational opportunities for wards, who have an average stay of three years.Wards and remandees are accommodated at the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in St. Ann, Rio Cobre Juvenile Centre in St Catherine, the Diamond Crest Juvenile Correctional Centre in Manchester, and the Metcalfe Street Secured Juvenile Centre in Kingston.The Commissioner noted that when the wards and remandees come into the facilities, they are risk-assessed as well as assessed generally to determine their level of education. “Quite a number of our wards and remandees are very low (in educational attainment), some of them cannot read and write. So there is a challenge with placement,” she said.Ms. Bent informed that additional and more qualified educators are now employed within the institutions.There are currently 28 trained teachers and instructors in the department, up from 10 when the NEI assessment was done.The Commissioner further informed that changes have been made to improve the various curricula offered, including an expansion of the number of subjects taught.In addition, Ms. Bent pointed out that the department now has a qualified educational coordinator, who has a Master’s degree in curriculum development, a first degree and a teacher education diploma.In the meantime, Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, noted that since the report, improvements have been made to the way in which educational programmes are delivered by the institutions.He noted for example, that the female wards were previously splintered among several institutions, to receive the full range of subjects, posing logistics challenges. The programmes have since been consolidated and are now offered at the South Camp location.“We are coming from a position that was far from desirable to one that has improved substantially. We have not yet arrived at the ideal, but…a lot of work has gone into things so far,” he said.center_img RelatedQuality Early Childhood Education Critical – Rev. Thwaites FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

Qualcomm steps up Meizu pressure

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Qualcomm steps up Meizu pressure AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 OCT 2016 Qualcomm completes $1.4B Nuvia buy Qualcomm pulls trigger on latest processor UPDATED 18/10: Qualcomm has taken actions in France, Germany and the US “to address Meizu’s infringement of its patents,” following earlier suits filed in China.“Meizu’s refusal to negotiate a license agreement in good faith and its sales and distribution of infringing products around the world leave Qualcomm with no choice but to protect our patent rights through these additional legal proceedings,” said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel.The US company filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, a patent infringement action with the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany, and an infringement-seizure action in France to obtain evidence for a further infringement case.In a statement to Mobile World Live, Meizu said it had “worked with Qualcomm to advance towards an agreement.” It added: “We respect Qualcomm’s right to use legal measures if they are unsatisfied with the progress, but still welcome them to proceed the negotiations with us at any time.”Qualcomm first compiled a Meizu complaint in June, having failed to negotiate a deal with the company. At this point, it called on the Beijing authorities to review the contract offered.This was followed by 17 more complaints, with Qualcomm arguing that Meizu was “attempting to obtain an unfair and improper cost advantage over its competitors”. Previous ArticleTwitter sale plans in jeopardy as Salesforce walks awayNext ArticleHuawei stresses urgent operator focus on NB-IoT Steve Costello Authorcenter_img Apple faces 5G modem wait Devices Related Tags Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more MeizuQualcommlast_img read more

Italy suspends Telecom Italia fine as tensions ease

first_img Español Author Telecom Italia bets on long-term renewable energy Home Italy suspends Telecom Italia fine as tensions ease Previous ArticleSamsung set for uninspiring Q2Next ArticleBlockchain research group attracts more operators AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 JUL 2018 Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertas Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more center_img An Italian court ratified the suspension of a €74.3 million fine imposed on Telecom Italia for failing to declare Vivendi controlled the operator, a further sign of improved relations with authorities following changes at its helm.Reuters reported a review of the issue would take place in May 2019. The fine, imposed in Q1 2018, was suspended last month subject to confirmation from authorities yesterday (5 July).Telecom Italia was slapped with the fine after an investigation into whether largest shareholder Vivendi took effective control of the operator in 2017, when it won a majority of the company’s board and appointed its CEO as chairman. Vivendi lost control of the operator’s board in May 2018.The ownership fine was one of a number of public disagreements between Vivendi-led Telecom Italia and authorities in Italy during 2017, several of which have been resolved – including on spinning-off its fixed network.Vivendi appealEarlier this week, news emerged Vivendi’s appeal on another of its issues with regulators in Italy would be delayed until “after the Summer”.A separate Reuters report revealed the timeline for its hearing on a tussle between regulator Agcom and Vivendi on media ownership, which dates back to April 2017.The authority had told the France-headquarted company to cut its stake in either Telecom Italia or broadcaster Mediaset to meet strict media ownership rules in the country, action Vivendi vowed legal action over but eventually complied with.At the time of the order, Vivendi held a 24 per cent stake in Telecom Italia and almost 29 per cent in Mediaset. To meet the demand it transferred 19 per cent of its Mediaset into a trust fund.Should Vivendi win its appeal it would be free to transfer the whole stake back into its direct ownership. Tags Telecom Italia confident on hitting annual goals Related Chris Donkin Telecom ItaliaVivendilast_img read more

NPHET recommends new restrictions be introduced before end of year

first_img Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By News Highland – December 17, 2020 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications NPHET recommends new restrictions be introduced before end of yearcenter_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter NPHET is recommending new restrictions be introduced before the end of the year.The country’s top public health officials met today, amid growing concern at the spread of the virus.Restrictions are due to be eased tomorrow until January 6th, allowing people to travel throughout Ireland and three households to mix.But NPHET’s recommending this period be shortened, and the government will consider the recommendations at a meeting on Tuesday. Google+ Twitter Previous articleDonegal fully focused on Tyrone Minor clash – Luke BarrettNext articleNI lockdown to begin on December 26th News Highland last_img read more

Doherty welcomes Minister’s vow to begin implementing Mica recommendations

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Facebook WhatsApp Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Twitter A Donegal County Councillor has given a cautious welcome to the Housing Minister’s commitment to progress to the next stage of the MICA resolution process.Yesterday Minister Damien English was in Donegal to meet with the MICA Action Group, local elected representatives and homeowners affected by the defective block issue. He committed  himself to implementing recommendations 1 and 2 of the Expert Panel’s Report.Councillor Albert Doherty says he agrees with the Minister’s plan, but is stressing the importance of meeting deadlines………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/albertenglish.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Twittercenter_img Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Pinterest Doherty welcomes Minister’s vow to begin implementing Mica recommendations Google+ Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Previous articleCoronor calls for improved safety signage at Tullan Strand following 2016 drowningNext articleO’Cuinneagáin calls for campsite investment in Donegal News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 20, 2017 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladylast_img read more

DeKalb Sheriff Suspends Himself, Fights Probe Into His Arrest

first_img Share DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann announced on Wednesday he will suspend himself for a week following his arrest earlier this month on public indecency charges.Like us on FacebookMultiple Atlanta news outlets are reporting that Mann issued a memo to DeKalb Sheriff’s Office employees saying that he was “disciplining myself for ‘conduct unbecoming’ ” but that  ”I will continue to vigorously defend myself as it relates to the charges.”Mann said in his memo the self-imposed punishment begins Saturday and continues through June 4.He was arrested on May 6 for allegedly exposing himself in Piedmont Park, and also was charged with obstruction by Atlanta Police, who said he ran from the scene.Mann and his attorney also are trying to stop an investigation into his arrest ordered by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who appointed a three-personal panel to conduct the inquiry. Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

IGDA asks studios to “clarify the guidelines and expectations around social media use”

first_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. IGDA asks studios to “clarify the guidelines and expectations around social media use”ArenaNet firings show how “interacting with people as a game developer can jeopardize someone’s job and career”Matthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 10th July 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleInternational Game Developers AssociationIGDA executive director Jen MacLean has advised game companies to lay out clear guidelines for employee behaviour on social media, in light of the firing of two ArenaNet writers over an altercation on Twitter.As today’s news has shown, the debate between Jessica Price and Peter Fries and their former employer has not yet finished. However, the IGDA believes the incident has highlighted the need for more transparent and consistent guidelines around employee behaviour on social networks.”Often, game developers love engaging with their player base, and the interactions can be very helpful for both the developers and players,” MacLean said in a blog post. “However, without clear information from an employer on social media use, interacting with people as a game developer can jeopardize someone’s job and career, and even their personal safety.”The IGDA strongly encourages its members, both as individuals and as studios and partners, to clarify the guidelines and expectations around social media use, both in professional and personal accounts.”MacLean placed emphasis on the way “members of underrepresented communities” are targeted for harassment, and said that all companies should know how they intend to support their staff should that happen, to ensure, “safe, productive, and positive interactions online, especially if they are expected to do so in their roles.”To help with the process, the IGDA has compiled a list of 20 questions with the help of its members, all of which fall under one of five categories: What are the rules for staff about engaging in company controlled online spaces? What are the rules for employees’ personal social media accounts? What will the company do to protect its talent from internet harassment mobs?What are the calibration/discipline/monitoring procedures? Are employees allowed to play the game (if the game is multiplayer)?You can read the full list of 20 questions here.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesIGDA Foundation launches Diverse Game Developers FundThe grant will distribute $300,000 to marginalised developersBy Marie Dealessandri 2 months agoIGDA criticizes industry for ignoring harassment allegationsDeveloper group says it will compile resources for studio leaders to create safe and positive company culturesBy Brendan Sinclair 10 months agoLatest comments (1)Daniel Trezub QA Analyst, Ludia2 years ago The main problem here is that ArenaNet doesn’t recognize the harassment Price was a victim of.So no rule saying how employers should protect employees from harassment will even work if the parts don’t recognize the problem.last_img read more

PV Expo Japan: Interview with Solar Frontier CEO, Atsuhiko Hirano

first_imgPV Expo Japan: Interview with Solar Frontier CEO, Atsuhiko HiranoOn day two of the PV Expo Japan, pv magazine caught up with the CEO of Solar Frontier, Atsuhiko Hirano, to discuss the changes and opportunities in Japan’s solar market. March 4, 2016 Ian Clover Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share pv magazine: There are numerous changes afoot in Japan’s solar market, leading some analysts to forecast 2016 to be a peak year for the country in terms of PV installations. Do you share that view?Atsuhiko Hirano: I think it may not be this year alone; there could be a number of years you could class as peak, without huge growth or rapid decline. But certainly I don’t think the market will go any higher than it was last year. Perhaps for a couple of years we may start dropping towards a 3-4 GW market, which will be very much driven by residential and commercial rooftop demand.We are calling this The Big Carnival of the FIT non-residential market, and that is coming to an end. However, a positive result of this Carnival is that the system costs have been reduced; the overall value chain cost has been drastically reduced, so we are now getting very close to a grid parity market, strongly driven by this cost reduction and efficiency in the value chain. Therefore, although the FIT will most likely fade out, we will establish a new, self-consumption-driven grid parity market. This will be the shape of the market in a couple of years.And how soon will this transition turn into a sustainable market?I think by 2020 it will be around 3-4 GW. There will be a rapid decline between 2018-2020, but once the market has shrunk to this level, we will then probably see a steady increase in terms of rooftop installations.New house builds in Japan will not be as abundant as in the past, but the percentage of new properties with solar installations on the roof will increase, driven by the ZEH – Zero Emission House standard – which will be introduced by the government in 2020.In a way, do you welcome the FIT phase down, considering how markets such as Germany and the UK initially struggle but find – or are finding – a way to survive and maintain stability?The government has set the scene very clearly. 2015 was a historic year for solar in Japan because it was the year that there was this 2030 target set for renewables to be 22-24% of the total energy supply. The government has committed to a 26% C02 reduction by 2030, against 2013 levels. That’s a good policy, but to reach that figure for renewable energy the government previously projected solar to be at around 7%, but the approved solar installations to date are already 80 GW, which is more than 8%. There is quite a strong view that, for the government to achieve 22-24%, certainly solar will have to contribute more than 8%, probably in the range of 12%.That will not come through extended FIT schemes, but more via economically driven self-consumption models, that will be reinforced by policy like ZEH standards for example. So Japan is not going to be this big booming market, but a more steady and sustainable market because of grid parity. This is a period for the professional companies to survive. It is becoming clear – only those that do business well, professionally, will survive in this market.How is the Japanese mega solar sector shaping up, given the huge pipeline of FIT-approved projects yet to be built? Do you envisage that pipeline to be fully realized?Government approved projects are about 80 GW, and around 25 GW has already come on stream. This leaves 55 GW that remains to be built. I think that widely, half of that figure will come on stream, and half will disappear. So that means around 25-27 GW to be deployed, and if it’s a 10 GW per year market, that’s almost three years. So there could be something of a peak for another 2-3 years until 2018, but then it will fall off.Popular content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. 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In the Europea… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… 123456Share Ian Clover Ian joined the pv magazine team in 2013 and specializes in power electronics (inverters) and battery storage. 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Mixed reactions towards Eskom’s unbundling

first_img Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The union is of the view that the proposed model will resultin electricity being expensive and it will be unaffordable to the poor. “The NUM has long advised the government that the only turnaroundstrategy of Eskom is to stop the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) who arelooting the resources of Eskom,” it added. BRICS Eskom’s currently structured to manage the entire value chain for power in the country. Read more: Eskom resumes with rotational load shedding Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The unbundling of Eskom will result in massive job lossesand retrenchments in provinces like Mpumalanga, according to NUM. In a media statement, the union stated that its “members and other workers at Eskom are totally opposed to the privatisation of the power utility to enrich the few elites”. In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcementdeclared during the State of the Nation Address – the National Union ofMineworkers (NUM) says it totally rejects the proposed business model. Meanwhile, senior industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan, NeerajSanjay Mense holds a different view to the proposed business model. With the recent announcement of Eskom’s unbundling by President Cyril Ramaphosa, “transmission & distribution” have become part South Africa’s vocabulary overnight. Attend the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa to take part in the conversation with industry experts on this aspect of the energy value chain! Learn more here. “The NUM is going to fight tooth and nail against the unbundling of Eskom. If the government wants to save costs at Eskom, they must cancel the 27 IPP agreements signed by the Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe that are costing Eskom about R93 million a day,” the union said.center_img Frost & Sullivan highlights that by retaining ownershipof the transmission infrastructure, with the existing structure, Eskom ispotentially losing out on efficiencies that can be attained from free marketgeneration economics, as well as cost and energy efficiencies that privateplayers would bring in. “This is a serious barrier to entry for any private generation solutions that could possibly feed into the grid. With all the different sources of power which are coming into play such as wind and solar and the cost of alternate energy generation reduced below that of coal, buying from private players such as the IPPs within the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) could potentially result in a shutdown of some of Eskom’s existing plants. This is as a result of Eskom not gearing up to the change that is happening in the electricity industry,” adds Mense. The NUM stated that it is not against renewable energy however, it suggests that IPPs must stand alone and compete with Eskom. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector TAGSJeff RadebeREIPPP Previous articleIEA to facilitate Biofuture PlatformNext articleOp-Ed: Challenges surrounding South Africa’s renewable energy programme ESI Africa RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ddigitalisation, customers as suppliers, microgrids, and demand side management are some of the aspects that one can expected Eskom to successfully attain once the privatisation and unbundling take effect. “Privatisation will be the catalyst needed to unlock Eskom’strue value potential,” Mense said. Featured image: Stock Unlocking Eskom’s truevalue potential Finance and Policy The proposed splitting of Eskom into generation, transmission, and distribution, has been received with mixed reactions. last_img read more