Reports on Attacks on Fishermen Not True, Tamil Nadu Government Says

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Reports on Attacks on Fishermen Not True, Tamil Nadu Government Says View post tag: Navy Reports on Attacks on Fishermen Not True, Tamil Nadu Government Says View post tag: Not True Tamil Nadu Government on Monday denied reports that Indian fishermen were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy on April 2.“A section of the media reported that Tamil fishermen were attacked by Sri Lankan Navy on April 2. On investigation, we found that the reports were not true,” Fisheries Minister K.A. Jayapal said.Such an event “did not happen” on April 2 and all the 504 fishing boats that ventured into the sea returned on April 3, he said, adding, they were not attacked, PTI reported.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 18, 2012; View post tag: Attacks View post tag: Fishermen April 18, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: government View post tag: reports Authorities View post tag: Tamil Nadu Share this articlelast_img read more

Competition Commission report gets mixed reception

first_imgAfter spending almost two years investigating the grocery sector, the Competition Commission published its latest report on February 15. This is an interim report, ahead of its final report which is due before May. Supermarkets and other interested parties will be lobbying hard between now and then.The Commission had earlier noted a climate of fear between suppliers and retailers, but whether its proposal to introduce an ombudsman to control the power of the supermarkets will solve the problem is in some doubt.The Commission’s other main proposal is to make it easier for smaller supermarkets to set up in areas already controlled by another major retailer – in practice, mainly Tesco.Tesco was said to be unhappy with aspects of the report, but its smaller rivals broadly welcomed it.last_img read more

Initiatives rearrange student government

first_imgThe outside of the student government office on the second floor of the LaFortune Student Center looks the same as always. But adjustments inside that office have changed student government’s appearance from the inside in dramatic ways this semester. Student body president Pat McCormick has led several projects throughout his administration so far that changed the structure of student government. The changes were McCormick’s attempt to better address the problems that matter both day-t o-day and on a larger scale. “I’m very proud of the record that our team had put together, and it has been the team, around trying to advance these issues simultaneously, both issues of convenience and issues of consequence,” McCormick said. ‘Issues of convenience’ McCormick attempted to connect to the day-to-day lives of students specifically through the creation of the Department of Constituent Services in April. “What we wanted to try and do was to create a committee whose sole job it was going to be driven by the voices of students whenever they spoke,” McCormick said. “I think architecturally that was a critical move.” Director Heather Eaton said the new department serves primarily as a gathering place for student opinions. “Constituent services is really meant to make sure that what we’re doing are the things students want, and we want to make sure students know that they can always talk to us and voice their concerns or what they would like brought up,” she said. Eaton stepped into her role as the department’s chair with some uncertainty. “Because it was a new role … at first, I’m not sure everyone had a clear idea of exactly the purpose I was going to serve,” Eaton said. “That was probably what took the longest time, figuring out how I fit in and what I was exactly responsible for, but now that I’ve gotten there, the Constituent Services committee has been a great help to all the other committees in helping them plan for their year.” Eaton said students can submit their complaints about day-to-day life at Notre Dame to her group. “I know I have a lot of complaints, and I go through the list, and I’m like, ‘Amen! That bothers me too,’” Eaton said. “You kind of think about it, but when the moment that’s inconvenient passes, you forget about it.” Constituent Services collected over 900 responses to a December survey. Eaton said this feedback allows the group to act on the student body’s ideas. “We asked what people wanted to see sold at the Huddle, and our department actually started working on that,” Eaton said. The survey resulted in discussions with the Huddle staff, Eaton said, and students will soon see 24-packs of water bottles and more visible price tags on the shelves. Eaton also organized Hall Council visits from the student body president, vice president and chief-of-staff. “It was just an opportunity for them to meet students and become more of a familiar face so people feel comfortable getting in contact with them,” she said. While the department has been successful collecting student feedback and addressing small concerns, Eaton said cutting through red tape in the administration could still be a problem. “I’m not sure necessarily that we have had a big impact on administration and making changes that allowed for us to do differently that other student government administrations,” she said. ‘Issues of consequence’ The most dramatic change for student government organization this semester occurred in the semester’s 11th hour. Student Senate passed a 13-page resolution during its last meeting of the semester that resulted in a merger between the Council of Representatives (COR) and Senate. The Department of Internal Affairs led the fusion between the groups and wrote the constitutional reforms that made their fusion official. Department members Ben Noe and Paige Becker pushed the changes forward through the process. “We realized more and more, perhaps the role of the Council of Representatives was created to fill was not being fulfilled, possibly even couldn’t be fulfilled the way it was currently set up,” Becker said. Becker said some people struggled to admit COR could be obsolete or inefficient. “There were occasionally places where we would run into the perspective that this is the way it’s always been,” she said. With the new resolution, Senate morphed into a new body that McCormick said better represents the student body. However, the new Senate is currently untested and next semester will reveal how effective the change is for the group. As the office plans more organizations, Noe said he hopes everyone will continue to cooperate. “I think the majority in general is in favor of change, but I think there is also going to be going a small but vocal minority opposing some changes, just in general,” Noe said. “I know there are some people that are not entirely satisfied with the changes made here, and I would hope that those people don’t use that bitterness or that irritation with this change to hurt future changes that could help student government.”last_img read more

Live coverage: tributes to Fr. Ted

first_imgSince the death of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore “Ted” Hesburgh on Thursday night, the Notre Dame community has honored him with various tributes around campus. We have collected some of those moments here.March 111 p.m. – A Rosary was held at the Grotto in remembrance of Fr. Hesburgh.Tickets for Wednesday’s memorial tribute will be available in the Stepan Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, and students are limited to one ticket with a valid Notre Dame ID card. The memorial tribute will feature speakers,  music and videos to celebrate Fr. Hesburgh’s life and legacy.NDtv will film a student-made tribute Sunday from 12 to 3:30 p.m. in front of the reflecting pool by the library. All are invited to stop by and share their reflections about Fr. Ted.https://www.facebook.com/events/42755301075295310 a.m. – University President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy celebrated Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and reflected on Hesburgh’s legacy in the homily. The Notre Dame Liturgical Choir led a rendition of the Alma Mater in Hesburgh’s honor at the end of the Mass.9:33 a.m. – The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team unveiled the patches it will wear to honor Fr. Hesburgh in its Sunday afternoon game against Duke. Feb. 281 p.m. – No. 2 Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team observed a moment of silence in honor of Hesburgh before its game against Dartmouth in Loftus Sports Center. The team also wore “Fr. Ted” stickers on its helmets.“If you look at the history of Notre Dame, Knute Rockne made Notre Dame famous, and Fr. Ted took that and made Notre Dame a great university,” Irish coach Kevin Corrigan said.All day – The American flag in the middle of South Quad flies at half-staff. Feb. 279:45 p.m. – The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra played the Notre Dame Alma Mater in honor of Hesburgh following its concert Friday night.“Notre Dame lost her greatest son,” orchestra director Daniel Stowe said.7:00 p.m. – Hesburgh was honored by the hockey team before its game against No. 9 Boston College at Compton Family Ice Arena with a moment of silence and a video tribute, in addition to “Fr. Ted” stickers on the Irish helmets.“I had no idea when I first started here what kind of man we had with us here on campus,” Irish coach Jeff Jackson said.7:00 p.m. – The 85th annual Bengal Bouts Tournament remembered Fr. Hesburgh with a moment of silence and a 10-bell salute while his picture was displayed on the video boards.5:27 p.m. – Senior Associate Athletics Director John Heisler sent out an email to the Notre Dame football media list reading, “Beginning today, Notre Dame athletic teams will wear ‘Fr. Ted’ patches or stickers on some combination of their uniforms, warm-ups or helmets. Moments of silence will be observed prior to home events in each of Notre Dame’s 26 varsity sports. In the near future, there will be commemorative signage created for each Notre Dame home athletic venue — to be featured either on the field or court itself or displayed elsewhere at the facility.”3:28 p.m. – The Notre Dame softball team announced through its Twitter account that players would wear black ribbons in their hair during two games against No. 20 Missouri and Georgetown “in honor of the late Father Theodore.”3:00 p.m. – A bouquet of flowers sat in the snow at the feet of the Hesburgh statue that stands in front of Hesburgh Library.11:00 a.m. – University President Fr. John Jenkins held a press conference to reflect on Hesburgh’s influence on the University and to provide details about the schedule for the upcoming days.“Next to Fr. Sorin, no one had a greater impact on this University,” Jenkins said. “Notre Dame lost a piece of its heart last night. But Fr. Ted lives on.”At first light – Notre Dame Landscape Services began putting up Hesburgh banners on light poles across campus.Throughout the night – Notre Dame students, faculty and community members gathered at the Grotto to remember Hesburgh. Candles spelling out “TED” were arranged on one of the racks, and some people sang the Alma Mater.1:03 a.m.- The Observer tweeted out the news that Hesburgh had died at the age of 97, confirmed by a University spokesperson.Tags: campus tributes, Fr. Theodore Hesburghlast_img read more

Benefit horse show

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of Georgia What better way to generate funding for Georgia 4-H’s horseprograms than through a world-class horse show jumping event. Set for Saturday, June 26, the $25,000 Grand Prix/Outback CharityDinner will do just that. Sponsored by Classic Company, Ltd., incooperation with the Georgia Horse Council, the event will beheld at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga.The day’s events will begin at 10 a.m. with a silent auctionthat closes at 4 p.m. “The auction will include a host of items likejewelry, purses and even furniture,” said Sue Vetsch of theGeorgia Horse Council. “We will also be auctioning a breeding toUGA’s Level Sands.” A retired race horse, Level Sands’s lineage includes TripleCrown winner Secretariat. He was donated to the UGA AthleticEquestrianprogram by alumnus Roy Dorsey of Atlanta. Level Sands was namedStallion of the Year in the state for 2003 by the GeorgiaThoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He wonthe award through the earnings of his offspring. In the2002 season alone, they won over $500,000 in prize money.Sired by Storm Cat, a grandson of Secretariat, Level Sandsearned $117,682 over the course of his racing career and set atrack record at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., in 1995. That sameyear he defeated 1994 Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin at theChurchill Downs Handicap.Also up for auction at the June 26 event are a 15-year-oldHanoverian mare who has jumped four feet, and an impressivehunter pony.At 1 p.m. a host of free activities will begin including ponyrides, horse-drawn carriage rides and a moonwalk. The Bob Bell $25,000 Charity Outback Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. The dinner will be held ringside during the Grand Prix. Providedby Outback Steakhouse, the dinner will feature steak or chicken,rice, cheesecake and beverages. Tickets for the ringside dinner are $30 for adults and $15 forchildren 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling either(770) 922-3350 or (800) 922-0145, Mondays through Thursdays from8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. prior to event day, June 26.The show jumping event will begin at 6 p.m. with generaladmission tickets available for a $10 donation. Children under 10will be admitted free.”We are so grateful to Bob Bell for donating the proceeds of theday’s show to Georgia 4-H and to Outback Steakhouse for donatingall the food,” Vetsch said. “At the dinner, 400 people will dineunder a huge tent on the Grand Prix field where the Olympics wereheld. This is a very exciting event where spectators will seehorses jumping more than six feet.”The Georgia International Horse Park opened in 1995 and servedas the equestrian venue for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.last_img read more

2013 Long Island Memorial Day Parades Times & Locations

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Memorial Day is the time to honor our vets the best way we know how. So, don your poppies,  slap on that red, white and blue and hit up one of the many Long Island Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 27 (unless otherwise noted).Amityville: 10 a.m. Broadway Triangle GazeboBabylon Village: 11 a.m. Foster Blvd & Deer Park Ave to Main Street to Memorial at Argyle Park GazeboBaldwin: 9:30 a.m. Linden Street to Silver Lake ParkBay Shore: 10 a.m. Lanier Lane & Main Street to Oakwood CemeteryBayville: 1:30 p.m. Bayville Village Hall, down School Street to Soundside BeachBethpage: 10 a.m. Broadway and Central Avenue to Community ParkBlue Point: 11 a.m. Blue Point Avenue and Middle Road to FirehouseBohemia: 10 a.m. Hubal Street and Ocean Avenue to Pearl StreetBrentwood: 9:30 a.m. Madison Avenue & Jackson StreetBrookhaven: 9 a.m. Bellport High School to Beaver Dam Road to South Country Rd.Center Moriches: 9 a.m. Lake Avenue and Main StreetCenterport: 10:30 a.m. Harrison Drive to Park CircleCentereach (SUNDAY 5.26): 1 p.m. Middle Country Rd & Henry Rd to VFW on Horseblock RdCentral Islip: 10 a.m. Moloney Funeral Home, Irving Street and Carleton Ave to Alfano School on Wheeler Rd.Commack: 10 a.m. Jericho Tpke and Larkfield Rd to Cannon Park at Jericho and Veterans Memorial HighwayCopiague: 10 a.m. Dixon Ave and Great Neck Rd, stops at two war memorials, ends at Great neck Road Elementary SchoolDeer Park: 10 a.m. Lake Ave to memorial stone at Deer Park Ave SchoolEast Islip: 10 a.m. Main Street & Greenwood, West on Main to Islip Town HallEast Meadow:  10 a.m. starting at East Meadow High School to Hempstead Turnpike to Veterans Memorial ParkEast Northport: 12:15 p.m. Clay Pitts and Larkfield roads to John Walsh Memorial ParkEast Norwich: 9 a.m. Walnut Avenue and Route 106 to fire departmentEast Rockaway: 10 a.m. VFW Post 3350 at Main Street to Village HallEast Setauket: 10 a.m. Memorial Park to Main Street to Route 25AElmont: 10 a.m. Sewanhaka High School to Covert Ave to Hempstead Tpke to Elmont Memorial LibraryFarmingdale (SUNDAY 5.26): 1:30 p.m. Long Island National CemeteryFloral Park: 10 a.m. Elizabeth Street to Memorial ParkFranklin Square: 10 a.m. Starts at VFW at 68 Lincoln Rd to Hempstead TurnpikeFreeport: 10 a.m. South Brookside Avenue to West Merrick Rd. to South Ocean Ave to libraryGarden City: 10 a.m. Cherry Valley Avenue at 10th StreetGarden City Park: 9 a.m. Denton Avenue & Jericho Tpke, down Jericho to Nassau BlvdGlenwood Landing: 9 a.m. Fire Station 1, Grove Street to Fire Station 2 at Glen Head RoadGreat Neck: 9:30 a.m. Susquehanna Avenue and Middleneck Road to village greenGreenlawn: 9 a.m. East Maple Road to Memorial Park at Pulaski RoadGreenport: 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street to Front Street, ends at 3rd Street fire houseHempstead (SUNDAY 5.26): 2:30 p.m. Greenwich Street and Marvin Avenue to cemetery on Greenwich StreetHicksville: 9 a.m. Sears parking lot to Hicksville Middle SchoolHolbrook: 10:30 a.m. Main Street from Holbrook Plaza to Furrows Road to Grundy Ave to Alex Diguardia MemorialHuntington Village: 11:30 a.m. Big H Shopping Center to Main StreetInwood (SUNDAY 5.26): 11:30 a.m. Inwood LIRR  to John J. Oliverie VFW Post at Mott Avenue Islip: 10 a.m. Main Street and Saxon Ave to Town HallKings Park: 9 a.m. Starts at RJO, west on Old Dock Road to Main Street, Kings Park LibraryLake Ronkonkoma: 10 a.m. American Legion on Church Street to Hawkins Avenue to Portion Rd to Raynor Beach County ParkLawrence: 10:45 a.m. Begins at Lawrence-Cedarhurst firehouse on Central & Washington Avenues to Andrew J. Parise ParkLevittown: 10 a.m. Island Trees Memorial Middle School on Wantagh Avenue to Hempstead TurnpikeLocust Valley: 9 a.m. Forest Avenue to athletic field on Bayville RdLong Beach: 9:30 a.m. Ohio Avenue & Beach Street, ends at Kennedy PlazaMassapequa Park: 10 a.m. Front Street to Park Boulevard to Clark Boulevard to Klestinec Park for a ServiceMastic Beach: 11 a.m. Montauk Highway and Mastic RoadMedford: 11 a.m. Tremont Avenue to Route 112 to Medford Memorial ParkMelville: 10 a.m. Fletcher Place and Route 110 to fire houseMerrick: 9:30 a.m. Veterans Plaza between Merrick and Brooklyn Avenues to Veterans Monument at Lee AvenueMineola: 11 a.m. Wilson Park to Westbury Ave to Roslyn Rd to Jericho Tpke to Veterans Memorial at ParkMontauk (SUNDAY 5.26): Noon. 26 Oceanside Beach Resort on Montauk Hwy to Edison past post office and back to Village GreenNew Hyde Park (SATURDAY 5.25): 10 a.m. Hillside Blvd to Jericho Tpke to New Hyde Park Rd to Lincoln Ave to Memorial ParkNorthport: 9:30 a.m. north end of Laurel Avenue to harbor to Village ParkOyster Bay: 10:30 a.m. South Street to Main Street to Audrey Avenue, ends at bandstand opposite post officePlainview: 9:30 a.m. Old Country Rd to Plainview Community Park on Washington AvenuePort Washington: 10 a.m. Main Street to bandshellRockville Centre: 10 a.m. Begins at Southside High School, to Long Beach Road to Rec CenterSt. James: 10 a.m. Woodlawn and Lake Avenues to St. James Elementary SchoolSayville: 9 a.m. Handsome Avenue and Main Street, down Main to Lincoln AvenueSeaford: 10 a.m. Verity Plaza behind the Seaford Cinema to Washington Ave, to Four Chaplains MonumentShelter Island: 10 a.m. Begins at the Island CenterSmithtown: Noon. Singer Lane, west on Main Street to Town HallSouthampton: 10:45 a.m. First Presbyterian Church  down Jobs Lane to Agawam Park with service w/ guest speaker Chuck ScarboroughStony Brook: 10 a.m. Stony Brook Shopping Center to Main Street to Veterans Memorial ParkSyosset: 10 a.m. Dawes Ave. to Jackson Ave. to Memorial ParkValley Stream: 9:30 a.m. Rockaway Parkway and Wheeler Avenue to Hicks and Valley Stream Blvds.Wantagh: 10 a.m. Beltagh and Wantagh Avenues to American Legion Post on Park AveWest Hempstead: 10 a.m. Nassau Boulevard and Hempstead Avenue, ends at Echo ParkWest Islip: 10 a.m. 6 Udall Road & Roderick Street to Memorial Park on Udall & Higbie LaneWilliston Park: 9 a.m. American Legion Post 144 through villageYaphank (SUNDAY 5.26): Noon. Yaphank Aveneu along Main Street to Everett Drivelast_img read more

Trump unveils plans to stem coronavirus spread and economic impact

first_imgUnited States President Donald Trump announced several measures on Wednesday evening to combat the spread of the coronavirus within the United States and limit its economic impact on Americans.Below is a summary of the measures.TRAVEL The United States will suspend all travel from Europe to the United States for 30 days starting on Friday, Trump said, adding there will be exemptions for Americans who have undergone screenings. Trump said the travel restrictions do not apply to the United Kingdom.He said in a tweet that trade will not be affected by the travel curbs, apparently rolling back on comments he made in a speech earlier in the evening. “The restriction stops people not goods,” he said in the tweet.TAXESTrump said he was instructing the Treasury Department to defer tax payments without interest or penalties for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted, saying it would provide more than $200 billion of additional liquidity to the economy.LOANSTrump said he was ordering the Small Business Administration to provide capital and liquidity to firms affected by the coronavirus by providing low-interest loans to small businesses in affected states and territories, effective immediately.Topics :last_img read more

Heir to Peabody fortune sells Brisbane trophy home

first_img Demand for buying property off the plan spikes This house at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer, has just sold.Mr Peabody famously stepped in to help his son out after the closure of his dining empire.“This is not a fire sale,” TJ Peabody said at the time of listing.“I don’t have to sell and there’s no pressure from my father but I want to do it.”Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm negotiated the sale with his colleague Meaghan Bakker, but declined to comment on the sale price when contacted by The Courier-Mail, except to say that it had broken the suburb record.Inside the house at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer.The previous record sale in Chelmer was $6.6 million for 39 Laurel Avenue in 2010.Mr Lancashire also asked to respect the privacy of the purchaser, who is understood to be from Brisbane.He said confidence remained high in the property sector despite the physical distancing rules and he was continuing to record outstanding sales amid the ever changing landscape.“The top end of the market is actually doing really well,” Mr Lancashire said.“There’s been some significant changes in the way we practice real estate, however, in the top end of town, I have had more inquiries since the Coronavirus, so the market hasn’t stalled — there are still buyers buying and sellers selling.”The house has an epic wine cellar. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago So far this year, Mr Lancashire has negotiated four residential sales over $5 million and two over $10 million.The property at 89 Longman Tce is one of the city’s most enviable trophy homes, boasting seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.The classic, American-style house sits on a huge, 2400 sqm block of riverfront land, with two separate guesthouses.The American style kitchen in the house at 89 Longman Tce.Features include a championship-sized tennis court, a heated swimming pool and a private pontoon with power and water.There is also a billiard room with a bar, a climate-controlled 1200-bottle wine cellar and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue.The property won Masters Builders House of the Year in 2009.TJ Peabody closed two of his Brisbane restaurants — Nativo Kitchen & Bar and Burnt Ends — in 2018.Terrance “TJ” Peabody, son of millionaire Terry Peabody, has sold his riverside mansion at Chelmer. Photo:Lyndon Mechielsen. MORE: House of the year blazes on the market This property belonging to TJ Peabody at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer, has just sold.THE heir to one of Australia’s biggest fortunes has sold his lavish Brisbane riverfront estate for a new suburb record, proving there’s still big money changing hands at the top end of town.Failed restaurateur TJ Peabody announced in August that he was putting the property at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer, on the market to repay his father — richlister Terry Peabody.Terry Peabody’s wealth is estimated to be $584 million, through his stakes in Craggy Range wines and waste management firm Transpacific Industries.last_img read more

Public Support for UK Offshore Wind Reaches All-Time High

first_imgOfficial UK government statistics have shown that the public support for offshore wind is at its highest recorded level since the tracker began in 2012, reaching 83%. The previous record of 80% support for offshore wind was set last May, RenewableUK said.According to the latest wave of the government’s Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker, support for using renewable energy has reached a record high of 85%, an increase from 79% in the last survey published in February.The previous record of 82% was set in April 2013 and reached again in November last year.The latest poll has also shown that the levels of public support for onshore wind and marine energy are also at an all-time high.75% of people said renewable industries and developments provide economic benefits to the UK. Two in three said they would be happy to have a large-scale renewable energy development in their area.“Today’s survey shows record levels of public support for onshore wind, offshore wind, wave and tidal energy,” RenewableUK’ Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said.”People are happy to have big projects in their own areas – and they strongly feel Government should be building more cheap, reliable, renewable energy here in the UK. It’s great that our industry is winning the global race for clean energy, and to see that the British public is cheering them on.”last_img read more

Guimaras readies COVID-19 quarantine sites in 5 towns

first_img“Based on the experiences of othercountries, this (situation) is hard. So, we are doing this to avoid communitytransmission,” Gumarin stressed. Meanwhile, Gumarin said that two ofthose PUIs had mild manifestations and are on strict home quarantine, one wasdischarged from the Nueva Valencia District Hospital and the other two, whowere also admitted, are now in stable condition. The respective municipalities willprovide food and water to the PUMs and personnel of the provincial governmentduring their stay in the quarantine sites. He appealed to the Guimarasnons tocooperate with the government and health personnel in keeping the islandprovince free from COVID-19.(With areport from PNA/PN) The town of Nueva Valencia, on the otherhand, identified its regional evacuation center in Barangay Poblacion as itsquarantine facility, while Sibunag town designated its evacuation center inBarangay Dasal as the same. As of March 24, this province has atotal of 702 PUMs under home quarantine and five PUIs. Jordan town’s quarantine facility is atits municipal gym in Barangay Poblacion, Buenavista town has two, which arelocated in the evacuation center of Barangay New Poblacion and in the GuimarasState College Agri-Eco Hotel in Barangay McLain. San Lorenzo town, meanwhile,has the Dr. Catalino Gallego Nava Memorial High School in Barangay Constanciaas its quarantine area. 137 of the PUMs are in Buenavista; 144in Jordan; 224 in Nueva Valencia; 117 in San Lorenzo; and 80 in Sibunag.center_img “If he or she progresses to PUI,experience difficulty in breathing, our advance quarantine area for him or heris in Nueva Valencia District Hospital,” Gumarin said. On the other hand, a PUM who completesthe quarantine period without showing symptoms of the disease will be given acertification by their respective municipal health offices. According to him, the said quarantineareas, which are equipped with beds, foams, pillows, chairs, comfort rooms,barricades, among others, will start accommodating PUM’s on March 27. ILOILO City – In order to prevent thespread of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the province of Guimaras, five of itsmunicipalities have already been identified as quarantine areas for personsunder monitoring (PUMs), Gov. Samuel Gumarin said. When a PUM in a quarantine area willprogress as a person under investigation (PUI), he/she will be transferred tothe Nueva Valencia District Hospital. In an effort to suppress the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, the province of Guimaras readies its quarantine areas for persons under monitoring (PUMs) in its five municipalities. As of March 24, this province has a total of 702 PUMs and five persons under investigation. PROVINCE OF GUIMARASlast_img read more