Thousands More Rural Residents to Get Reliable Supplies of Water This Year

first_imgRelatedMinistry Welcomes New Pipes to Reduce Water Loss RelatedRenewed Focus on Cassava Thousands More Rural Residents to Get Reliable Supplies of Water This Year EnvironmentJune 20, 2013Written by: Alphea Saunders Advertisementscenter_img Related35 in Duanvale Get Land Title FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 28,462 residents of rural Jamaica are expected to have reliable supplies of water when work is completed on some 11 minor water supply systems across the island this fiscal year.A total of $74.46 million has been allocated in this year’s budget to complete these systems.Making the announcement in his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 18, State Minister for Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ian Hayles, noted that work began on the systems in 2012/13, and that the majority have been completed.These systems include: Lottery Water Supply System, in East Central St. James; Bamboo Ridge Pipeline Extension, South West St. Catherine; Geneva/Ghetto Water Supply System, Western Westmoreland; Farmers Heights Water Supply System, North East St. Ann; Broadgate Water Supply System, South East St. Mary; East Portland Tanks and Bases, East Portland; Quaminus to Lionel Town Water Supply System, South East Clarendon; Cascade Water Supply System, South West St. Ann; John’s Groin Water Supply System, North West St. Catherine; Wharf Lane Water Supply System, West Portland; and Copperwood/Richmond Hill System, South St. James.“This administration has taken a policy decision to give focus and priority to rural Jamaica, and when it comes to water, we intend to be less reactive and more proactive. We are working for our people today, and at the same time planning for tomorrow,” Mr. Hayles said.He pointed out that Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL) continues to play a critical role in the development of systems to serve rural communities.The State Minister noted that the RWSL will be carrying out upgrading and remedial works on additional small water supply systems during the year at a cost of $60.3 million, which should benefit 26,000 residents.These include supply systems in: Top Hill, North West St. Catherine; Windsor Heights, Western St. Catherine; Troja/Lassie Spring, North West St. Catherine; Grant Hill, West Rural St. Andrew; Kelly Spring, West Rural St. Andrew; Top Leinster/Devon Pen, South Eastern St. Mary; Seaton, Central St. Mary; and Haining, Western Portland.Mr. Hayles informed that work will also begin on minor water supply systems in Eastern and Western St. Thomas; Western Hanover; and Smithville and Union in North West Clarendon.“Also in the works is a two-kilometre pipeline that will bring much needed relief to the people of Porus, Manchester. We are very serious when it comes to providing our residents with potable water,” the State Minister emphasized.Contact: Alphea Saunderslast_img read more

Severe Northeast weather winding down as South readies for new storm

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 21 tornadoes were recorded across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio over the weekend as a severe weather outbreak killed at least eight.On the northern side of the storm system, 5 to 9 inches of snow fell from Missouri into Michigan, with Chicago officially recording 5.3 inches, the most in the city this late in the season since 1961.That same storm, which hit the South, then shifted east, causing power outages on the East Coast with wind gusts as high as 60 mph during massive downpours.Most storms along the East Coast should be wrapping up before or during morning commutes, with that system heading out toward the Atlantic Ocean.Behind this system, gusty wind and showers are expected in the Northeast, with snow showers possible in western New York and western Pennsylvania.A new system, currently targeting the West Coast with rain and snow, is forecast to slam the central U.S. and South by midweek.This storm should cross the Rockies by Tuesday and reach the Plains by Wednesday. Another severe weather outbreak is likely from Texas to Iowa, parts of which could see more damaging wind, hail and potentially tornadoes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Helicopter parents: Hovering may have effect as kids transition to adulthood

first_imgLinkedIn Email Share on Twitter As thousands of young adults prepare to leave the nest and attend college for the first time, parents may want to examine whether they are kind and supportive or hovering into helicopter parent territory.Parental involvement is crucial to a child’s development into an adult, but Florida State University researchers are finding that crossing the line between supportive and too involved could indirectly lead to issues such as depression and anxiety for young adults.“Helicopter parents are parents who are overly involved,” said FSU doctoral candidate Kayla Reed. “They mean everything with good intentions, but it often goes beyond supportive to intervening in the decisions of emerging adults.” Pinterestcenter_img In the Journal of Child and Family Studies, Reed and Assistant Professor of Family and Child Sciences Mallory Lucier-Greer write that what has been called “helicopter parenting” can have a meaningful impact on how young adults see themselves and whether they can meet challenges or handle adverse situations.Though much attention has been paid to the notion of helicopter parenting, most of the studies have focused on adolescents. This study specifically looks at the emerging adults, or college-aged students who are navigating the waters of attending college.The paper will be published in an upcoming edition of the journal, but is available online now.Researchers surveyed more than 460 college students, ages 18 to 25, about how their mothers influenced their life decisions by asking the students how their mothers would respond to sample situations. They specifically looked at mothers because they are traditionally in the primary caregiver role.They also asked students to self-assess their abilities to persist in complicated tasks or adverse situations and then also rate their depression, life satisfaction, anxiety and physical health.Students who had mothers who allowed them more autonomy reported higher life satisfaction, physical health and self-efficacy. However, students with a so-called helicopter parent were more likely to report low levels of self-efficacy, or the ability to handle some tougher life tasks and decisions.In turn, those who reported low levels of self-efficacy also reported higher levels of anxiety and depression, and lower life satisfaction and physical health.“The way your parents interact with you has a lot to do with how you view yourself,” Lucier-Greer said. “If parents are simply being supportive, they are saying things like ‘you can manage your finances, you can pick out your classes.’ It changes if they are doing that all for you. I think there are good intentions behind those helicopter behaviors, but at the end of the day you need to foster your child’s development.”Sample scenarios given to students included questions about whether their mothers would encourage them to resolve a conflict with a roommate or friend on his or her own, or whether their mothers would actively intervene in the situation.Other sample questions probed whether mothers regularly asked students to text or call at given intervals and whether the mothers were controlling their diets.Researchers hope to continue this line of work in the future by expanding the work to look at both mothers and fathers and also young adults as they enter the workforce. Share on Facebook Sharelast_img read more

Uni-Select Announces Management Changes, Updated 2018 Guidance And A Review Of Strategic Alternatives

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementUni-Select Inc. announced today the departure of president and CEO Henry Buckley, effective immediately. Buckley also stepped down as a member of the board of directors of Uni-Select.André Courville, chair of the board, will serve as interim president and CEO, and therefore has stepped down as chair and as a member of all committees, but will remain a member of the board of directors. As a result, some board member roles and responsibilities will change, Uni-Select has reported: Michelle Cormier has been nominated chair of the board and has stepped down from her role as chair of the audit committee. In addition, Richard Roy has been nominated as chair of the audit committee.Uni-Select also announced the appointment of Chris Adams as president and chief operating officer of FinishMaster Inc., effective immediately, to replace Steven Arndt, who is leaving FinishMaster after more than 25 years of service.Since joining the FinishMaster team recently, Adams has been responsible for all U.S. branches and has led all sales and marketing efforts in the United States. Previously, Adams held senior positions at ABRA Auto Body & Glass LP, a major multi-shop operator in the collision repair industry. Prior to that, he was in senior executive roles at Pep Boys and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.Advertisement“We thank Henry for his years of service and loyalty to Uni-Select and wish him well in his future endeavors. In his long career at FinishMaster, Steve has had an undeniable contribution to the success of creating a market leader in the refinish market and we wish him all the best. Finally, we believe Chris is the right leader to drive FinishMaster forward,” said Courville.Chris Adams along with Brent Windom, president and chief operating officer, Canadian Automotive Group, and Peter Sephton, president and CEO, European Automotive Group, will continue to lead the day-to-day operations, reporting to the interim president and CEO, with the ongoing support of Eric Bussières, chief financial officer. Updated GuidanceUni-Select is revising its previously disclosed guidance as follows: While FinishMaster’s organic sales growth is trending positively, it is no longer expected to reach the level previously indicated for the full year. As a result, FinishMaster’s expected full year 2018 organic sales growth is revised down from 2 to 4 percent to 0.5 to 2 percent. The Canadian Automotive Group’s expected full year 2018 organic sales growth is revised down from 0 to 2 percent to 0.0 to 1.5 percent. The Parts Alliance UK’s expected full year 2018 organic sales growth is revised up from 5 to 7 percent to 6 to 8 percent. Consequently, the consolidated organic sales growth guidance is revised down from 2.25 percent to 4 percent to 0.8 to 2.6 percent and the consolidated EBITDA margin is revised down from 7.2 to 8.2 percent to 6.75 to 7.25 percent.AdvertisementStrategic Alternatives ReviewUni-Select also announced the formation of a special committee of independent members of the board of directors to oversee a review of strategic alternatives. The special committee has a mandate to work with the board and management to identify, review, analyze and evaluate strategic alternatives. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP have been engaged as financial adviser and legal counsel, respectively, to the board and the special committee in connection with this process.Uni-Select has not set a definitive schedule to complete the review of strategic alternatives. Given the nature of the process, the company says it does not intend to provide updates until the board has approved a definitive transaction or strategic alternative, or otherwise determines that further disclosure is appropriate.last_img read more

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Supermarket forward funding: Shop local

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Solicitor becomes Welsh government’s law officer

first_imgQualified solicitor Mick Antoniw has succeeded Theo Huckle QC as the Welsh government’s chief legal adviser.Antoniw (pictured) was reelected as the Labour representative for Pontypridd in May’s National Assembly elections.The counsel general’s role involves providing legal advice to the Welsh government and representing it in legal proceedings. Other responsibilities include responding to proposals or consultations that affect legal matters in Wales and referring a provision of an assembly bill, including a Welsh government bill, to the Supreme Court.First minister for Wales Carwyn Jones said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Mick to my government team. This is a critically important position, especially as we embark upon a new five-year term with a steadily increasing body of Welsh law underpinning our ambition to deliver on our commitments for the people of Wales.’Antoniw said: ‘This is a critical period in Welsh history as we continue on our journey of devolution and strive to secure a Wales bill which provides us with the tools we need to deliver for the people of Wales.‘There is much important work to do in a tight timescale.’Before becoming a full-time politician in 2011, Antoniw was a partner at trade union firm Thompsons. His predecessor Huckle, of Doughty Street Chambers, was not a member of the assembly when he held the law officer role.last_img read more

Stuff the Bus Challenge in Jackson County

first_imgJackson County Public Schools will be holding a “Stuff the Bus” challenge on November 16th and 17th at the Ingles in Sylva to help the less fortunate in the community and attending Jackson Schools.Items that are donated will be used to start a “Comfort Closet” or “Free Store” in each of the nine Jackson County Schools. Students will have a chance to shop at the closet and the store as needed with the help of their School Social Worker or Counselor, in order to give the students the items they may not have access to.Approved donation items include: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, bath soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, combs, tissues, mouthwash, feminine products, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, lice-killing shampoo, toilet paper, individually pre-packaged snacks and gently used clothing items.According to statistics, there are currently 44 homeless students currently attending Jackson County Public Schools. Also, of the over 3,700 students enrolled in the county’s schools, 48.63% of the students receive free or reduced lunch.Any church, business, or organization that would like to help or select a focus item to collect for the “Stuff the Bus” challenge should contact Ashley Taylor 586-2311 x1922last_img read more