DEBATE: Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October?

first_imgHis spokeswoman yesterday confirmed that the new Prime Minister does not want to meet EU leaders to discuss Brexit until they agree to abandon the backstop. The question of whether he is serious about no-deal has been answered unequivocally by the composition of his cabinet. If he were to abandon his “do or die” pledge, his government would crumble as the resignation letters rolled in. whatsapp DEBATE: Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October? But the government would still be able to delay dissolution in order to wrap up “unfinished business” – just nudging the election into November. And, lest we forget, a no-deal Brexit on 31 October remains the legal default. This makes pushing a no confidence vote too risky for the anti-Brexit MPs, so we’re more likely to see Anna Soubry, Sir Keir Starmer and the Gaukward Squad spending their summer holidays plotting other ways to stop no-deal than knotting up their hankies and enjoying an ice-cream on Margate beach. When Prime Ministers start donning hard hats and talking about “The North”, it begins to feel like we’re in election territory again. But the odds are against it. whatsapp The optimal route to electoral success for Boris Johnson is to get Brexit over the line by 31 October and then call an election. But clearly, this is easier said than done, and apparently Boris and his team understand this. A woman leads her dog away from a polling station set up in the garage of a private residence in Croydon, south London, on June 8, 2017, as Britain holds a general election. As polling stations across Britain open on Thursday, opinion polls show the outcome of the general election could be a lot tighter than had been predicted when Prime Minister Theresa May announced the vote six weeks ago. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) Main image credit: Getty Share With a razor thin majority and a rebellion in his own party, the last roll of the dice would be to seek a mandate for a no-deal Brexit – and call a General Election before time runs out. Ben Kelly, a commentator for Reaction, says YES. Ben Kelly and Mo LovattMo Lovatt is a lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries and co-chair of The Great Debate. So having adopted such an uncompromising position on the withdrawal agreement, we are now on course for no-deal. A significant coalition of MPs, aided by the House of Commons speaker, will go all out to stop this. The motivation for an autumn election comes from those opposed to a no-deal Brexit, and while parliamentary arithmetic may be in their favour, time is not. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Opinion Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October? Tuesday 30 July 2019 4:06 am Mo Lovatt, a lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries and co-chair of The Great Debate, says NO. With parliament now in recess, they would have to wait until September to table a vote of no confidence in the government and allow 14 days for the House to adopt it. Assuming the government loses, parliament could be dissolved and only then could the six weeks of campaigning begin. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healthbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comlast_img read more

Dialight share price plunges as US-China trade war bites

first_img Read more: Easyjet profit tumbles as it reveals move into package holidays The world’s two largest economies have been in high-level talks to find a solution to the standoff, but there has yet to be a truce. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistate Show Comments ▼ Citing a weakOctober and difficulty over predicting the timing of orders, the firmnow expects full year Ebit (earnings before interest and tax) to bein the range of £5m to £8m. Sebastian McCarthy Read more: The four types of business philosopher whatsapp Share The LED lighting group’s share price plummeted 20 per cent to 240p in early morning trading after it said that early signs of recovery in the business have been hampered by a slowdown in global markets. Last year the company reported Ebit of £8m. whatsapp “With our exposure to US markets, the uncertainty of the trading relationship with China continues to be a significant headwind as we enter our traditionally busiest period,” Dialight said in a statement. Dialight is the latest in a swathe of companies to flag a slowdown in trading as a result of the tit-for-tat tariff battle between Washington and Beijing. Dialight share price plunges as US-China trade war bites Tuesday 19 November 2019 8:20 am More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes In July shares in the group plunged by almost a third after it issues a profit warning and announced the departure of its chief executive. Boss Marty Rapp, who came out of retirement in January last year to take up the post, will resume his retirement. Shares in Dialight, the UK’s leading LED maker, crashed this morning as the firm warned that the full-year profit will be hit by the ongoing US-China trade war uncertainty.last_img read more

Hope, hesitancy as Alaska’s first vaccine shipments grow near

first_imgCoronavirus | Health | State GovernmentHope, hesitancy as Alaska’s first vaccine shipments grow nearDecember 8, 2020 by Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Public Media Share:A health care provider places a bandage on the injection site of a patient who just received a flu vaccine. (Lauren Bishop/CDC)Alaska will receive a special first shipment of the new COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by drug company Pfizer that will be enough to protect some 5% of the state’s population, health officials said Monday.The shipment of 35,100 doses could arrive next week and be administered starting soon after, pending required federal approvals, officials from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said at a media briefing Monday.Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer, described the news as “incredibly exciting” as Alaska grapples with a sharp spike in case numbers that’s testing hospital capacity.Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)“It’s kind of like landing a plane: I think it’s going to be a turbulent couple months. There’s a lot going on with a lot of cases,” she said. “But the end is in sight.”Providers who will be charged with giving the vaccine say they’re eager to use the first doses to protect front-line workers, who are among the first in line to receive the vaccine. But they also say some of those workers are hesitant about being among the first to receive doses on a nationwide scale, and they add the first shipment will do little to ease the current demands of the pandemic.For the 1,300 health care workers and 16 nursing home residents of the tribal provider in Southwest Alaska, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp., the first vaccine shipment is good news, said chief executive Dan Winkelman.“It’s not going to help anyone else, though, from getting the disease,” he added. “And with Alaska’s rates being some of the highest in the nation — and not improving, but getting worse — we need to continue to mask up, wash our hands, socially distance.”Doses carried on chartered planesYKHC’s region has the highest rate of COVID-19 in the state, and officials said the provider will get roughly 1,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.The doses need to be kept at minus 95 degrees Fahrenheit and only keep for five days in a refrigerator once thawed, which has raised questions about how the state will ensure the safe delivery to remote villages disconnected from the road system.But YKHC found a solution in an ultra-cold freezer borrowed from the University of Alaska campus in the Southwest Alaska hub community of Bethel.The freezer will keep the vaccine safely frozen until YKHC can be confident weather will allow flights in and out of remote villages. Once it’s thawed, nurses will travel from community to community on chartered planes, delivering injections to clinic aides.“They come out to the runway, we inject them, and then we take off and go to the next place and do the same thing all over again,” said Jim Sweeney, YKHC’s incident commander.In other areas where distance and logistics pose significant challenges, state officials said they hope to prioritize the use of a different vaccine, produced by drug company Moderna, which has a longer shelf life and can survive at warmer temperatures.Alaska’s first delivery of 17,900 doses of the Moderna vaccine is expected soon after the Pfizer shipment.A state allocation committee met last week and unanimously decided to prioritize the first batch of vaccines for frontline health care workers, along with residents of long-term care facilities like nursing homes who have suffered a disproportionately high number of deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.Emergency responders who provide medical care are also included in “Phase 1a” of the vaccine distribution, state officials said at the media briefing. There are roughly 25,000 people in those groups, Tessa Walker Linderman, a top state vaccination official, said at the media briefing.Other states will receive their first vaccine shipments in weekly batches, Zink said. But because of Alaska’s sprawling size and accompanying logistical challenges, the Trump administration is treating it like a federal territory and shipping its first month’s supply all at once, she added.Trump administration officials did not respond to a request for a state-by-state breakdown of initial distributions of the Pfizer vaccine.But figures released by other states suggest Alaska fared well: While the state of Washington’s population is roughly 10 times that of Alaska, for example, the 200,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine it’s expecting from the Trump administration in December are less than six times as much as Alaska will get.“We were anticipating for less,” said Walker Linderman. “So, we were really excited about the numbers that we have received.”Education to combat “vaccine hesitancy”Beyond the logistics of distributing the vaccine, another looming challenge for public health officials and providers is convincing Alaskans to take it.The World Health Organization says roughly two-thirds of people need to be vaccinated to achieve population-level immunity, and about 45% of Alaskans get the flu shot each year, officials said at Monday’s media briefing.Initial surveys suggest between 60% and 70% of Alaskans and health-care providers are likely or very likely to consider getting vaccinated for COVID-19, Zink said.At a separate legislative hearing Monday morning, health officials fielded an array of questions Alaska state senators said they’d been asked by constituents: Does the vaccine alter a person’s DNA? Does it affect their fertility? Does it come with any kind of microchip or tracking device?No, no and no, Zink said.At the hospitals and nursing homes where employees would be part of the initial group to be vaccinated, there’s a level of “anxiety about being in the front lines and being the first ones to do this,” said Jared Kosin, chief executive of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.And because the COVID-19 vaccine will be approved on an emergency basis, providers won’t be able to require people to take it in the same way they do for the flu, Kosin added.“I think that the onus is on us to all make sure that clean, correct, scientific information is getting out there,” he said. “And all that information points to this vaccine being safe and effective so far.”At YKHC, the Southwest Alaska tribal health care provider, top officials have been holding internal information sessions for employees who will be the first eligible to receive the vaccine.YKHC has also surveyed employees about whether they want the vaccine, and if they’re willing to commit to being available for the second shot that’s required weeks after the first one for both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. YKHC officials say that a “significant majority” have opted to receive it.Providers should also get access to much more information about the vaccines once they’re granted emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration, which will help people feel “a little more comfortable,” said Dr. Ellen Hodges, YKHC’s chief of staff.That emergency authorization could come as soon as this week for the Pfizer vaccine.“I do think there is some understandable vaccine hesitancy,” Hodges said. “But I feel like we’re on a good path to keep people educated — and that’s the key to it.”This story has been updated.Share this story:last_img read more

Sabina Park Will Have Disabled Seating

first_imgSabina Park Will Have Disabled Seating UncategorizedSeptember 15, 2006 RelatedSabina Park Will Have Disabled Seating FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Approximately 0.5 per cent of the seating at Sabina Park will be designated for persons with disabilities, said Venue Development Director for the Jamaica Local Organising Committee (LOC), Chris Smith.Mr. Smith, who took journalists and International Cricket Council (ICC) pitch and field inspectors on a tour of the work being done on the facility on September 13, informed that the seating for disabled persons would be provided at the different price points. “They will be in the bleachers, suites, grandstands, sitting mound areas.wherever persons are sitting there will be facilities,” he informed.The move to provide seating for the disabled community ties in with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Friendly City 2007 project aimed at promoting Jamaica as a disabled friendly destination.In terms of the media facility at the venue, Mr. Smith explained that it would accommodate 200 tabled press persons. “We have 70 in our legacy facility and we have a temporary facility for 130 additional tabled press persons,” he pointed out. He reminded that these were the requirements of the ICC, which had to be met. “I will hasten to say that all media will be treated well, both local and overseas media,” he stressed.Meanwhile, Mr. Smith informed that the players’ quarters would be situated on level one of the new North Stand. The home team will be housed on the west side, while the visiting team will be on the east side.“There is also an inner room for players to dine and they will be able to come out to view the action on the field,” he noted. There will also be a private entrance on level one.The North Stand at Sabina Park, which is expected to be completed by November 30, will house 78 suites, state-of-the-art players and officials’ facilities, broadcasters’ facilities, press boxes and seating for approximately 2,000 spectators.Sabina Park will host six first round group stage matches and one semi-final during the ICC CWC 2007. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedSabina Park Will Have Disabled Seating RelatedSabina Park Will Have Disabled Seatinglast_img read more

NSW pumps-up volume with package to support accommodation live music and events

first_imgNSW pumps-up volume with package to support accommodation live music and events The PremierUp to 200,000 accommodation vouchers worth $100 each will be available to NSW residents as part of a new $51.5 million economic package designed to encourage people back into the Sydney CBD, re-ignite live music across the state, and support jobs in the accommodation, entertainment and tourism sectors.The NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 response package will also include $24 million for eligible live music venues, a support package to help the business events industry in Sydney and regional NSW, and a funding boost for tourism marketing.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the new package recognised the Sydney CBD and workers in accommodation, live entertainment and tourism industries had been especially hard hit by COVID-19.“With international, interstate and business travelers virtually non-existent for the past year, the CBD, and in particular the accommodation industry, has done it tough,” Ms Berejiklian said.“This new program will be in addition to our other stimulus measures such as the Dine & Discover scheme, and will provide a boost to accommodation providers in what is a traditionally very quiet period.”Mr Perrottet said the new funding would boost both the CBD economy and assist the accommodation, entertainment and tourism industries.“Thousands of businesses in the Sydney CBD lost significant revenue with so many people working from home, when you add in almost no overseas or interstate travel, it’s been a tough 12 months for them,” Mr Perrottet said.“This scheme will encourage people to explore more of what the Sydney CBD has to offer, and spend a little bit more on the way through, and support local jobs.”Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said supporting the live music and business events industry was vital as NSW continued its economic recovery.“Everyone has missed live music, the industry is coming out of hibernation, and this package will ensure our much loved venues are there to host the gigs people want to see as they celebrate NSW emerging from the pandemic,” Mr Ayres said.“There will also be support for business events and more money to market local tourism attractions as part of the Love NSW platform.“Our success in containing COVID-19 means we can now focus on assisting these vital industries get back to business.”The key components of the program are:$20 million for up to 200,000 x $100 CBD accommodation vouchers$24 million to Destination NSW for a Live Music Support Package to be administered in partnership with Create NSW and the Office of the 24-Hour Economy Commissioner$5.5 million for a Business Events Industry Support package to assist businesses in Greater Sydney and across NSW$2 million for a Tourism Industry Marketing Support package through the Love NSW campaign. The $100 accommodation vouchers will be allocated on a first in, first served basis, and is expected to commence in June 2021 during the quieter winter period.Accommodation providers will need to register for the program and operate within the City of Sydney to participate.More details on how businesses can register and how people can apply for the accommodation vouchers and their release date will be announced in coming weeks.Learn more about the Tourism support package. /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:Australia, Berejiklian, business, campaign, City of Sydney, Commissioner, covid-19, Destination NSW, Gladys, Gladys Berejiklian, Government, industry, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, pandemic, release date, Sydneylast_img read more

Information Day At CU's Norlin Library Set For January 8

first_imgThe Friends of the Libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder will present an Information Day, formerly called Senior Day, on Monday, Jan. 8, to familiarize the public with the CU libraries.The program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. in the Center for British Studies, Room M549, in Norlin Library on the CU-Boulder campus. Attendees will tour Norlin Library, receive computer instruction and view treasures from the Special Collections section of the library. A lunchtime break will feature talks by Deborah Fink, public information librarian, and Terry Schindel of the Boulder Historical Society. People attending should bring a sack lunch. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Free parking will be available at the Euclid Autopark on Euclid Avenue east of the University Memorial Center. Participants can also park at meters along University Avenue, or catch the Skip on Broadway or park at Crossroads Mall and take the Hop. Access to Norlin Library will be through the west door. Information Day is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by The Academy and the Daily Camera. Information is available at (303) 492-8275. Published: Jan. 1, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Offering an easier way to reserve rooms on campus

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 29, 2017 Do you need to reserve a room for a presentation, staff meeting, awards ceremony, study group, student organization meeting or other non-academic event? How to accessVisit in with your IdentiKey and password.First-time users will be notified by email when their account is active and ready to be used.With the new EMS Web Application, CU Boulder students, faculty and staff can request a room reservation online, 24 hours a day! You no longer need to call or visit the CU Events Planning and Catering (EP&C) office.The online system gives you access to request rooms in the UMC, meeting rooms across campus and centrally controlled classrooms (smaller than 200 capacity).Please note room reservation requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance.If you have any questions about using the system, what room types are available, etc., contact CU Events Planning & Catering at 303-492-8833 or visit them in the University Memorial Center, room 140.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

School of Education coming together with resources and support for the education community

first_img Buffs Together campaign to support students, staff, and faculty Through the newly launched Buffs Together campaign, the university is committed to helping students, staff and faculty navigate the financial hardships of the pandemic by matching up to $1.6 million of gifts to the Student Emergency Fund and the Staff and Faculty Emergency Fund. Your generosity can help Buffs during in these unprecedented times.  A message from the Dean: We see you and we are here to support you Every day, we hear about the creative ways our students, student teachers and faculty are working with partner schools and educators to provide educational resources for students and families as their schools close. I am proud of our students, faculty, and alumni who are leading this work in schools, educational spaces, and universities across the country.  What can we learn in these pandemic-affected times, and how can we support one another? A collection of stories and resources for our community of educators during these uncertain times.center_img The latest updates on campus efforts regarding COVID-19 CU Boulder is continuously updating its information and guidance for the university community to address the changing status of COVID-19. This resource provides information about COVID-19 and its impacts to CU Boulder, precautions that are being taken, prevention measures you can take and a compilation of frequently asked questions.last_img read more

40 healthcare staff at AIIMS gastro dept in self-quarantine

first_img40 healthcare staff at AIIMS gastro dept in self-quarantine Related Posts Read Article News Public Health Add Comment MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 A 30-year-old male nurse working with them tested positive for coronavirusAround 40 healthcare staff, including doctors and nurses working at the gastroenterology department in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), have been advised self-quarantine after a 30-year-old male nurse working with them tested positive for coronavirus, official sources said on Friday.Contact tracing was immediately initiated and samples of these 40 healthcare workers along with some patients from the ward where the nurse was posted were sent for testing.“Test results of around 22 people have come out which includes the results of four ICU patients. They are negative. Results of the rest are awaited,” a doctor said.According to the doctor, the nurse had fever on Saturday and had approached the doctors on phone in the clinic for AIIMS’ employees the same evening.He was advised to come for testing on Monday.As he was having post duty off on Monday, he went for testing on Wednesday and his results came out to be positive on Wednesday night. Everybody came to know about this on Thursday,” the doctor said.The male nurse, a resident of Chhattarpur,, is undergoing treatment at AIIMS.On Thursday, the kitchen of the mess of the Lok Nayak Hospital (LNJP) Hospital was closed till further orders after a dietician associated with the mess tested positive for coronavirus infection.The LNJP Hospital is a dedicated COVID-19 facility in Delhi. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha AIIMSCOVID-19gastro By Press Trust of India on April 24, 2020 Comments (0)last_img read more

More Rural Residents to have Access to Potable Water

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMore Rural Residents to have Access to Potable Water FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail At the end of this fiscal year, at least 60 per cent of residents living in rural Jamaica should have access to potable water, Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, has said.Speaking in the House of Representatives during the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate, today (May 18), Dr. Chang informed that the goal of the Ministry is to increase the percentage of rural residents with access to piped water within their homes from 45 to above 60 per cent.He said in this regard, the Rural Water Supply Limited has been doing a tremendous job, further noting that during the last financial year, work continued on some 18 water supply systems in 10 parishes.These, he said, included the Broadgate, Top Enfield and Hunts Town/Wellington systems in St. Mary and Catadupa water supply system in St. James, which were completed and have been commissioned.“Marlie Hill, Browns Hall, Macca Tree, Colbeck Heights, Red Ground, Bartons, Duxes, Point Hill, Johns Groin, Colbeck Planters and Waugh Hill Water supply systems in the parish of St. Catherine (have all been completed),” informed the Minister.Dr. Chang said other systems which have been completed and commissioned include the Cascade water supply system in St. Ann; the Peace River and James Hill systems in Clarendon; the Fruitfulvale water supply system in Portland; Hill Sixty inSt. Thomas; Bottom Coffee Grove water supply system in Manchester; New Roads distribution in Westmoreland and the Askenish/Dias water supply system in Hanover.“When all are completed, these projects will provide a combined total of 1.6 million gallons of water per day for some 45,962 residents,” he informed.The Minister further reported that plans were also in place to increase the percentage of individuals with access to piped water within their homes from 90 to 100 per cent in the urban areas. RelatedMore Rural Residents to have Access to Potable Watercenter_img More Rural Residents to have Access to Potable Water EnvironmentMay 19, 2010 RelatedMore Rural Residents to have Access to Potable Waterlast_img read more