Uber launches electric option in London at no extra cost

first_imgMore than £125m has been raised so far with over 3m trips taking place in a fully electric vehicle.  Uber launches electric option in London at no extra cost whatsapp Monday 29 March 2021 12:01 am Uber launches fully electric option to drive a green recovery Angharad Carrick In December Uber rival Bolt announced it was launching a £250,000 fund to transition its London-based drivers to electric vehicles.  Show Comments ▼ It is the latest initiative Uber has taken as it pushes to become a fully electric platform by 2025 in London and across the UK by 2030.  Uber launches fully electric option to drive a green recovery Also Read: Uber launches electric option in London at no extra cost whatsapp Uber customers will now be able to request an electric vehicle for the first time as the ride-hailing app looks to become fully electric by 2025. center_img “With cities beginning to open up once again,w e have once in a lifetime opportunity to drive a green recovery by ensuring that every car on the Uber app in London is fully electric,” Jamie Heywood, Uber’s regional general manager fro Northern and Eastern said.  In 2019 Uber introduced the Clean Air Plan whereby the company collects an extra 15 pence per mile for every mile travelled in the capital. It then goes directly to drivers to support them with the cost of switching to an electric vehicle.  “We continue to partner with drivers to help them make the switch to electric and today we are excited to start offering riders the option to select an electric vehicle at no extra cost, allowing everyone using Uber to play their part in cleaning up urban transport.”  Share Uber said by the end of the year the new initiative will be live in 60 major European cities and available in 1,400 US locations.  Launching today Uber Green will give passengers in Zone 1 the opportunity to request an electric vehicle at no extra cost.  Uber launches fully electric option to drive a green recovery Also Read: Uber launches electric option in London at no extra cost by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaMoney PopThe Most Overpriced Vehicles On the Market Right NowMoney PopHomeLight.comDon’t Make This Mistake When You Sell Your Home. Try these 7 websites.HomeLight.comBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution The journey will cost the same as a regular UberX journey on the app and drivers will receive a higher fare per trip. last_img read more

New Reviews: April

first_imgBooksNew Reviews: AprilAnn Herold and Wendy Witherspoon just put down two new readsBy Los Angeles magazine – April 1, 2011325ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAmerican EdenBy Wade Graham(HarperCollins, 480 pages, $35)We are what we plant, L.A.-based writer Wade Graham posits in his history of gardens. When he isn’t explaining the economic and cultural influences, he crafts fascinating profiles. Who knew that we have A.J. Downing, destined to be Central Park’s designer until he died in a ferry accident, to credit for our obsession with lawns? L.A.’s contribution of the garden as an outdoor room, we learn, owes much to modernists like Rudolph Schindler. While Graham mourns the loss of nature—deified even as it’s defiled by the suburbs—he presents an engaging look at our own pieces of paradise.-Ann Herold  Guilt by AssociationBy Marcia Clark(Mulholland Books, 368 pages, $26)There’s a new voice in L.A. crime fiction, and it’s a familiar one. The debut novel from Marcia Clark   (yes, that one) stars Rachel Knight, a sassy, workaholic deputy district attorney—remind you of anyone?—whose crack detective skills solve two violent cases. The hard-drinking, gun-toting prosecutor bends the rules to catch the bad guys and works her way from the Biltmore Hotel to MacArthur Park to Malibu. Despite the clichés, the plot races along, and Clark adds just enough smart lawyer talk to keep us edified. It’s sure to satisfy Law & Order fans.-Wendy Witherspoon  TAGSWade GrahamMarcia ClarkL.A. Culture2011April 2011Previous articleWhere’s Chris? 3/29/11Next articleReview: Nederlands Dans Theater at the Dorothy Chandler PavilionLos Angeles magazine RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

Former Insys reps plead guilty to bribing docs for opioid prescribing; they wanted ‘money’ and ‘dark chocolate’

first_img Ed Silverman What is it? By Ed Silverman July 12, 2017 Reprints Log In | Learn More GET STARTED Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Richard Hollawellcenter_img Pharmalot About the Author Reprints Former Insys reps plead guilty to bribing docs for opioid prescribing; they wanted ‘money’ and ‘dark chocolate’ What’s included? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Two former sales reps pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribing doctors in exchange for prescribing the powerful Subsys painkiller sold by Insys Therapeutics, which is under numerous investigations by state and federal authorities for its role in the opioid epidemic.In both instances, the sales reps pleaded guilty to violating the federal anti-kickback law for participating in a speaker program that prosecutors say was used to reward doctors and other medical practitioners for prescribing Subsys, which contains fentanyl and carries a high risk of dependency. @Pharmalot Tags addictionpharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

All of Saturday’s Laois GAA results

first_img By Steven Miller – 2nd June 2018 Pinterest Home Sport GAA All of Saturday’s Laois GAA results SportGAA All of Saturday’s Laois GAA results The Laois hurlers being knocked out of the Joe McDonagh Cup was the big local GAA story of the day.But there was also a selection of other games down for decision – with a full round of games in ACFL Division 2 completed over the last two nights as that league table takes shape with only a couple of rounds still to play.There were wins for O’Dempsey’s, Timahoe and Park-Ratheniska on Saturday evening while Clonaslee and Barrowhouse claimed the points on Friday.SATURDAY, JUNE 2Joe McDonagh Cup Round 4Laois 2-15 Carlow 2-25Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2 Ballyfin 1-8 Timahoe 4-5O’Dempseys 5-8 Annanough 0-17Park Ratheniska 2-10 Graiguecullen 0-7FRIDAY, JUNE 1Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2 Clonaslee St Manmans 0-14 St Joseph’s 0-3Kilcavan 3-11 Barrowhouse 4-9Midlands Park Hotel U-13 Football League Division 1 Portlaoise 2-2 St Joseph’s 2-12Killeshin Crettyard V Ballyroan Abbey, 6.30pmKilcavan 1-18 St Pauls 3-12Ballylinan 3-11 Portarlington 2-9SEE ALSO – Kelly talks about hugely disappointing performance – and relegation battle ahead Community WhatsApp Rugby Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community center_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Previous articleKelly talks about hugely disappointing Laois performance – and relegation battlesNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, June 3, 2018 Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Greens are calling on senate crossbench to oppose making Cashless Debit Card permanent and to rule out ANY

first_imgGreens are calling on senate crossbench to oppose making Cashless Debit Card permanent and to rule out ANY The Australian Greens MPsThe Government is using the final Parliamentary sitting week of this year to push through legislation to make the current Cashless Debit Card trial sites permanent and extend the card to the Northern Territory and Cape York to replace the BasicsCard, despite no evidence it works.“We’ve had 13 years of this discriminatory punitive policy. 13 years of targeting First Nations peoples and those on low incomes with income management, Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens Spokesperson on Family and Community Services said.Supporting this bill essentially entrenches one of the most paternalistic measures of the Northern Territory Intervention.This is not a bill for the crossbench to make deals over. This is about vulnerable people’s lives.People have been subjected to this social experiment for far too long and it’s impacting on their dignity, quality of life, and mental health.Income management does not meet its stated objectives and is making people’s lives worse.This card has been imposed on communities without proper consultation and constantly extended on an ad-hoc basis year after year.We can and should do better.No card, no deals. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, community, community services, debit card, Family, Government, legislation, meet, mental, mental health, Northern Territory, quality, Senate, trial, Yorklast_img read more

52 illegal nets and traps seized during a pandemic

first_img52 illegal nets and traps seized during a pandemic In just nine months, from March 2020 to December 2020, 52 illegal fishing traps and nets were retrieved.26 were found in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, 14 in Suffolk and Essex, and 12 in Norfolk.These figures show an increase compared to 2019 where a total of 30 traps were seized across East Anglia over the course of the whole year.The illegal instruments trap eels, crayfish, water voles, otters and coarse fish. They are a significant risk to wildlife and fish stocks.Ian Hirst, Fisheries Team Leader for Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire said:Despite Covid-19 our work to protect wildlife and the environment has remained, while observing social distancing rules.We would like to thank the members of the public who reported these devices to our incident hotline number 0800 80 70 60.Also, a special thank you to the agencies and river groups who have helped us recover some of the illegal nets and traps.We urge the public to report all sightings of these instruments to our incident hotline number so we can investigate.Lesley Robertson, Enforcement Team Leader for Essex, Norfolk & Suffolk said:Traps and nets can often be seen from the river bank, and identified by a rope tied to the bankside.We are very grateful to those who report these illegal traps. Without that information, illegal traps and nets might still be there causing damage to wildlife.We encourage the public to keep their eyes peeled for any suspicious fishing activities and to call us on our incident hotline 0800 807060.Our officers are regularly out patrolling the river banks and will not hesitate to take enforcement action.There are strict rules when it comes to trapping or fishing for crayfish, eels, salmon, sea trout, lamprey and smelt.You would need an Environment Agency licence to do so – more details here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/permission-to-trap-crayfish-eels-elvers-salmon-and-sea-troutAll sightings of illegal nets or traps need to be reported to 0800 807060 so we can investigate. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:bank, coronavirus, covid-19, environment, fish:, Fisheries, fishing, Government, incident, investigation, licence, Norfolk, Robertson, social distancing, Suspicious, UK, UK Government, Water, wildlifelast_img read more

New study: Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply

first_imgIn an example of the challenges water-strapped Western cities will face in a warming world, new research shows that every degree Fahrenheit of warming in the Salt Lake City region could mean a 1.8 to 6.5 percent drop in the annual flow of streams that provide water to the city.By midcentury, warming Western temperatures may mean that some of the creeks and streams that help slake Salt Lake City’s thirst will dry up several weeks earlier in the summer and fall, according to the new paper, published today in the journal Earth Interactions. The findings may help regional planners make choices about long-term investments, including water storage and even land-protection policies.“Many Western water suppliers are aware that climate change will have impacts, but they don’t have detailed information that can help them plan for the future,” said lead author Tim Bardsley, with NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder. “Because our research team included hydrologists, climate scientists and water utility experts, we could dig into the issues that mattered most to the operators responsible for making sure clean water flows through taps and sprinklers without interruption.”Bardsley works for the CIRES Western Water Assessment, from the NOAA Colorado Basin River Forecast Center in Salt Lake City. For the new paper, he worked closely with colleagues from the city’s water utility, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory and the University of Utah.The team relied on climate model projections of temperature and precipitation in the area, historical data analysis and a detailed understanding of the region from which the city utility obtains water. The study also used NOAA streamflow forecasting models that provide information for Salt Lake City’s current water operations and management.The picture that emerged was similar, in some ways, to previous research on the water in the Interior West: Warmer temperatures alone will cause more of the region’s precipitation to fall as rain than snow, leading to earlier runoff and less water in creeks and streams in the late summer and fall. “Many snow-dependent regions follow a consistent pattern in responding to warming, but it’s important to drill down further to understand the sensitivity of watersheds that matter for individual water supply systems,” said NCAR’s Andy Wood, a co-author.The specifics in the new analysis—which creeks are likely to be impacted most and soonest, how water sources on the nearby western flank of the Wasatch Mountains and the more distant eastern flank will fare—are critical to water managers with Salt Lake City.“We are using the findings of this sensitivity analysis to better understand the range of impacts we might experience under climate change scenarios,” said co-author Laura Briefer, water resources manager at the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities. “This is the kind of tool we need to help us adapt to a changing climate, anticipate future changes and make sound water-resource decisions.”“Water emanating from our local Wasatch Mountains is the lifeblood of the Salt Lake Valley, and is vulnerable to the projected changes in climate,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. “This study, along with other climate adaptation work Salt Lake City is doing, helps us plan to be a more resilient community in a time of climate change.”Among the details in the new assessment: Temperatures are already rising in northern Utah, about 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last century, and continue to climb. Summer temperatures have increased especially steeply and are expected to continue to do so. Increasing temperatures during the summer irrigation season may increase water demand. Every increase in a degree Fahrenheit means an average decrease of 3.8 percent in annual water flow from watersheds used by Salt Lake City. This means less water available from Salt Lake City’s watersheds in the future. Lower-elevation streams are more sensitive to increasing temperatures, especially from May through September, and city water experts may need to rely on less-sensitive, higher-elevation sources in late summer, or more water storage. Models tell an uncertain story about total future precipitation in the region, primarily because Utah is on the boundary of the Southwest (projected to dry) and the U.S. northern tier states (projected to get wetter). Overall, models suggest increased winter flows, when water demand is lower, and decreased summer flows when water demand peaks. Annual precipitation would need to increase by about 10 percent to counteract the stream-drying effect of a 5-degree increase in temperature. A 5-degree temperature increase would also mean that peak water flow in the western Wasatch creeks would occur two to four weeks earlier in the summer than it does today.  This earlier stream runoff will make it more difficult to meet water demand as the summer irrigation season progresses.Authors of the new paper, “Planning for an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Sensitivity Assessment Toward Adaptation Planning for Public Water Supply,” are Tim Bardsley, CIRES Western Water Assessment; Andrew Wood, NCAR and formerly of NOAA’s Colorado Basin River Forecast Center; Mike Hobbins, NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, and formerly NOAA’s Colorado Basin River Forecast Center; Tracie Kirkham, Laura Briefer, and Jeff Niermeyer, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Steven Burian, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.Earth Interactions is jointly published by the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society and the Association of American Geographers.CIRES is a joint institute of NOAA and CU-Boulder.Contacts: Tim Bardsley, lead author, CIRES WWA researcher, [email protected], 801-557-3783 (mobile) Laura Briefer, co-author, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, [email protected], 801-483-6741 Katy Human, CIRES communications director, [email protected], 303-735-0196 David Hosansky, NCAR media relations manager, [email protected], 303-497-8611 Karen Hale, Office of the Mayor, Salt Lake City, communications director, [email protected], 801-535-7739 Dell Creek in Parley’s Canyon, is a source of water for Salt Lake City. A new study shows how climate change is likely to affect the various creeks and streams that help slake Salt Lake City’s thirst. (Photo by Patrick Nelson, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities) Categories:Getting InvolvedScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img “Many Western water suppliers are aware that climate change will have impacts, but they don’t have detailed information that can help them plan for the future,” said lead author Tim Bardsley, with NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder. “Because our research team included hydrologists, climate scientists and water utility experts, we could dig into the issues that mattered most to the operators responsible for making sure clean water flows through taps and sprinklers without interruption.” Published: Nov. 1, 2013 last_img read more

CU Board of Regents approves tuition guarantee for CU-Boulder in-state students

first_img Published: April 6, 2016 Categories:AdministrationCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail “We believe this changes the conversation by shifting the burden of managing the risk of major swings in the economy from the students and their families to the university,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “It also allows current high school students to plan for what the cost of tuition will be at CU-Boulder for the year when they will enter.” Today the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado approved a tuition and mandatory fees guarantee for resident students at the University of Colorado Boulder by a vote of 7-2.Beginning fall semester 2016 and fall semester 2017, incoming freshmen will see a one-time increase of up to 5 percent in their tuition and mandatory fees, which will then remain locked for four years. Incoming freshmen in the fall of 2018 and 2019 will see a one-time increase of up to 4 percent in their tuition and mandatory fees, which will then remain locked at that rate for four years.“We are working hard to create predictability for students and parents, as well as for the campus administration to allow them to know what they will have to work with on more than a year-by-year basis,” said Regent Steve Bosley.The Regents approved the new tuition model to address resident tuition and mandatory fee increases for the next four years. Each entering freshman class will see a one-time increase in tuition and mandatory fees with a lock on that tuition and fees for the next four years. If a student takes an additional year to finish, the tuition rate for the fifth year would increase to the level of tuition and mandatory fees that the following freshman class of that student’s class is paying.“We believe this changes the conversation by shifting the burden of managing the risk of major swings in the economy from the students and their families to the university,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “It also allows current high school students to plan for what the cost of tuition will be at CU-Boulder for the year when they will enter.”Resident sophomores and juniors in 2016-2017 will also benefit from this new model. They will receive the one-time increase in tuition and mandatory fees that the freshman will receive along with the guarantee of no change for four years.“The students like this model because it gives extra benefit to current students by having a little longer to finish if they need it,” said CUSG Finance Board Chair Wyatt Ryder. “CUSG carefully considered the two proposals, and we felt that the guarantee was the best option. It passed unanimously. This also allows families that might not be considering college, because it is too much of an unknown, to actually consider it.”Ryder and Haelena Bondi-Camacho, vice chair of the CUSG Finance Board, attended the meeting and testified in support of the tuition guarantee for resident students.Students who are seniors in the fall of 2016 will see only a 3 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for their fourth year. If they need a fifth year starting in the fall of 2017, the tuition will increase to match the increase that all other current students received in the fall of 2016, and then remain locked for an additional three years.“We thought that seniors, being close to graduation, should get a lower rate in recognition of the progress they have made, but with a plan if they need more time,” said Kelly Fox, CU-Boulder senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer.Non-resident tuition for both graduate and undergraduate students will increase 3 percent next year as will graduate resident tuition. Non-resident undergraduate students already receive a four-year tuition guarantee, which locks the entering tuition rate. Graduate student tuition will continue to be evaluated annually to determine the tuition rate increase that is required.Contact:Malinda Miller-Huey, 303-999-7808last_img read more

Jamaica to Host Conference of CARICOM Presidents and GGs

first_imgRelatedJamaica to Host Conference of CARICOM Presidents and GGs RelatedJamaica to Host Conference of CARICOM Presidents and GGs By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The Government of Jamaica will host the 14th annual Conference of Presidents and Governors-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from November 21- 24, 2011 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston. It will be held under the theme: ‘Building Together for the Future’. Ten Heads of State from Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Belize; the Commonwealth of Dominica; Grenada; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; and Jamaica are expected to attend.  Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Conference Co-ordinator, Lt. Colonel Oral Khan, said the four-day event will allow for the sharing of experiences and developments in the various territories. “This is a forum when their Excellencies from across the Caribbean Community can get together and reflect on some common concerns. It is an opportunity for fellowship and they also look at some serious developments in the role of the office of the Governor-General or President,” he said. He noted that in Jamaica’s case, the role of the Governor-General has expanded over the last decade and “there may be some lessons that can be shared with the rest of the region”. The programme for the four-day Conference will include an official opening ceremony on Monday, November 21 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel followed by a number of working sessions involving persons drawn from the fields of politics, economics, and academia, among others. Among the conference presenters are: Conference Chairman, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign, Hon. Dr Kenneth Baugh; former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Bruce Golding; Chairman, Private Sector Organization of Jamaica,  Joseph Matalon; Member of the Advisory Committee,  Earl Jarrett; Protocol Consultant, United Kingdom, Maurice Dalton; Professor in the School of Education, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Stafford Griffith; and Chief Technical Director, Ministry of Finance and  Planning, Dennis Townsend. They will speak on various topics such as: ‘Expanding the Role of the Office of the Governor-General’; ‘Initiatives of the Governor-General and their Impact on Nation Building’; ‘The Centrality of CXC to Educational Development and Change in the Region’; ‘Terms and Conditions of Service’; and ‘Matters of Protocol’. Lt. Colonel Khan said that focus will be placed on young people, in keeping with the theme of the conference, with presentations on youth programmes being undertaken in Jamaica, while delegates will also discuss ‘Engagement Transformation and Empowerment of the Youth.’ During the conference the delegates will visit the UWI campus; the University of Technology (UTech); the Falmouth cruise ship pier in Trelawny, and its historic surroundings; the Bob Marley Museum and the Institute of Jamaica. The conference will culminate with a dinner to be hosted by Their Excellencies on November 24.  This is the second time that the conference will be held in Jamaica. It was hosted previously under the chairmanship of former Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Howard Cooke in 1998. Advertisements RelatedJamaica to Host Conference of CARICOM Presidents and GGs Jamaica to Host Conference of CARICOM Presidents and GGs Foreign AffairsNovember 18, 2011last_img read more

Crime Watch

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCrime Watch Aug. 08, 2018 at 5:00 amCrimeCrime Watchnews3 years agocrimecrimewatch On July 25, at about 11:36 p.m.Officers responded to a radio call for service in the area of Ocean Avenue and Broadway regarding a robbery in progress involving three male subjects. When officers arrived, they identified the victim and two suspects fled the area. Officers learned the victim was walking along the 1400 block of Ocean Avenue when unprovoked two male subjects approached and attacked him. The subject punched him several times about the face and body. One of the subjects displayed a razor blade and threatened to kill the victim. The suspect took the victim’s duffle bag containing his personal belongings. Officers located the suspects a short distance away. The victim identified both suspects and recovered the victim’s property. The suspects were taken into custody. Lamar Reaves, 39, homeless was arrested for robbery. Bail was set at $50,000. Mike Francis Gilbert, 72, homeless, was arrested for robbery. Bail was set at $50,000.Tags :crimecrimewatchshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSnap 2Q results beat estimates but user base declines31 California aerospace workers exposed to unknown chemicalYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press13 hours agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more