Everything you need to know ahead of the Opec meeting on Friday

first_img whatsapp Everything you need to know ahead of the Opec meeting on Friday Jessica Morris whatsapp Tuesday 2 June 2015 5:11 pm All eyes will be on the organization of petroleum exporting countries (Opec) when it meets in Vienna on Friday to decide whether to increase, decrease or hold its output target from its current level.Why is it interesting?A glut in the global supply of oil pushes prices as low as $45 per barrel in mid-January, down from last year’s peak of about $116 last June – and prices are currently hovering at around $65 per barrel. Opec typically controls global oil prices by increasing or decreasing production in response to which direction they’re heading in. Or at least that’s what they used to …What did Opec do last time?At their last meeting in November Opec countries decided to hold production at around 30m barrels per day. Analysts have since speculated that this is part of a strategy to reduce the profitability of the US shale gas industry – consequently curtailing the growth of it.And what will it do this time?A senior Opec delegate told Reuters they expect no change in policy when the organisation meets on Friday, saying that the global oil markets were in good shape, and prices are expected to increase from current levels.However everyone isn’t entirely convinced, and analysts at both Morgan Stanley and Petromatrix have said that they think the cartel could actually lift its production targets.Are there any other factors to watch?Opec has previously said it won’t cut oil production without co-operation from big producers like Russia. Russia has signaled it has no intention of doing this nevertheless it is sending its energy minister to Vienna.There could also be talk of Iran’s possible return to global oil markets. Analysts have said they expect Iran to ramp up production if it agrees a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme – further weighing on prices. center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodge Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Tags: Oil priceslast_img read more

News / Despite market rumours, CEVA says there is no deal on the table

first_img CEVA has scotched rumours that it is shortly to be taken over.Despite persistent market speculation, fanned by a recent cancellation of a CEVA management appearance at a securities conference, the company has denied any deal is imminent.Instead, the 3PL is “focusing on improving its business, increasing market share and becoming a much better company”, which, it says, naturally attracts market interest.From recent market movements, it seems that despite limited trading opportunities, there is demand from debt and equity investors, The Loadstar understands. By Alex Lennane and Alessandro Pasetti 27/09/2017 While CEVA said there were no deals currently on the table, chief executive Xavier Urbain, who has a long-term vision for CEVA, believes that consolidation in the industry will “come back very strongly”, and that CEVA has ambitions to become one of the top five forwarding companies.“The top 10 is not enough,” he said.CEVA doesn’t have significant debt repayments until 2020, and the company is trending towards being cash positive next year.“So we have time in front of us,” said Mr Urbain. CEVA said in its interim results that the weighted average period to maturity was 3.3 years.Mr Urbain emphasised that he wanted to create a long-term strategy for the company, which has been linked recently to Geodis in particular.“I want to put in place things that will make CEVA stronger for the next 50 years, not the next six months.”He added that the shareholders, Apollo, Franklin and CapRe, were all supportive of this stance.More to follow.last_img read more

Remember the Game: Four-try Mannion help Portarlington down Clondalkin in 2004

first_img Twitter Pinterest Facebook Community Home We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: Four-try Mannion help Portarlington down Clondalkin in 2004 We Are LaoisRemember the Game SEE ALSO – 19 Laois people to watch out for in 2019 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 5th January 2019 Portarlington 45 Clondalkin 17Leinster Rugby League 200415 years ago, a Portarlington rugby team began the New Year with a big win in the Leinster Rugby League.They had ended 2003 with a 29-0 win over Coolmine and followed that with this victory here. Community Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ However, Portarlington were not going to let all that good first half work go to waste.They refocused again and a late try from Aiden Doyle sealed an impressive 28 point win.Alf Harvey was in Lea Road on the day and captured some great pictures: WhatsApp Previous articleLaois retailer refuses to sell farm produce below-cost in stance with farming communityNext articleLaois senior hurling team named for Walsh Cup game against Dublin Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Council Paul Mannion was the star of the show as he ran in four tries – all of them in the first half.Three of those were converted by Brian Smith as Portarlington took a 26-0 lead by half time.Portarlington sought to quash any hopes Clondalkin had of staging a revival on the resumption of play – and they did it with two more tries.Mark Petriw and Noel Fitzmaurice crossed early in the second half and those scores were both converted by Robert Allen.Portarlington used their bench at this stage and that allowed Clondalkin to come back into the game with three tries. Remember the Game: Four-try Mannion help Portarlington down Clondalkin in 2004 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSRemember the Game WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Laois daughter of Mother and Baby Home survivor pens open letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd February 2021 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, February 2, 2021Next articleHigh-profile appointments as Laois hurling backroom team is confirmed LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest Home News Laois daughter of Mother and Baby Home survivor pens open letter to… News Electric Picnic WhatsApp The daughter of a Mother and Baby Home survivor has penned an open letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin – calling on him to retract the part of the state’s apology where he said that what happened was a result of how “society” had acted at the time.Laura Murphy, a marketing executive, is the daughter of Mary and they are both from Portlaoise.Mary, who is now 63, fell pregnant at 17 and her family were told by the parish priest that she had to leave home before she “contaminates the morals of other girls”.Laura says that the family’s GP also told Rose’s parents that the teenager would ‘bring shame on her entire family if anybody was to find out she was going to give birth outside marriage’ – and so she was sent to St Patrick’s on Navan Rd, Dublin.In his apology after the publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission Report in early January, Taoiseach Martin said the appalling treatment of women and children was the direct result of how society had acted. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Facebookcenter_img Electric Picnic WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Laois daughter of Mother and Baby Home survivor pens open letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin Pinterest He said: “We, both State and society, had embraced a perverse religious morality and control, judgmentalism and moral certainty, but shunned our daughters.“We honoured piety, but failed to show even basic kindness to those who needed it most.“We had a completely warped attitude to sexuality and intimacy, and young mothers and their sons and daughters were forced to pay a terrible price for that dysfunction.”But Ms Murphy says this is wrong and is calling for the Taoiseach to retract this element of the apology and to fully commit to a future of transparency, healing and justice.She said: “The parish priest forced my mother from her home townland upon hearing she was pregnant. He instructed my grandparents to ‘get her out of the parish before she contaminates other girls’.“Within 24 hours she was gone. It broke my grandparents’ hearts and so began a long journey of pain and trauma for the entire family. This is the story of so many others. A story that is not being properly heard or honoured.“The impulse behind my letter is that like the majority of Irish people, I do not agree with the part of the State apology that lays the blame of this regime on ‘society’.“It was not society’s fault, it was a cruel religious regime that the state enabled and supported. A regime that enforced power and compliance affecting the entire nation, including my mother. This led to pain, suffering, trauma and devastation, still felt today.“This truth needs to be understood, acknowledged and acted upon. Survivors need real respect, redress and support, not just lip service.“As part of this I am calling for a new national holiday to mark Brigid’s Day. It is time to honour Ireland’s women, past, present. and future.”You can read Laura’s letter in full below:Dear Taoiseach,I am the daughter of a Mother and Baby home survivor and I wish to share this open letter on behalf of Mná na hÉireann concerning the recent State apology, and in particular the following alarming element:“This treatment of women and children is something which was the direct result of how the State, and how we as a society acted. We embraced a perverse religious morality and control, judgementalism and moral certainty, but shunned our daughters.“We honoured piety, but failed to show even basic kindness to those who needed it most.“We had a completely warped attitude to sexuality and intimacy, and young mothers and their sons and daughters were forced to pay a terrible price for that dysfunction.”These are the words that turned what should have been a watershed moment of healing into a whitewashing of trauma. An expounding of truth became a distortion of history. An unequivocal assumption of responsibility descended into a dispersal of blame.The society you speak of was the remnants of one invasion after another from the beginning of our history, the vestiges of a perpetual battle for the reclamation of sovereignty and the preservation of the spirit of our people and land. It was a miracle that we – a small, pillaged, broken nation – had any remaining energy or means to fight for and win our freedom. But we did.The key word here is ‘we’. There was no need for gender quotas in the fight for Irish freedom. Mná na hÉireann showed up in their droves. They were outstanding. Constance Markievicz, Maud Gonne, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, Grace Gifford, Ella Young to name but a few. Women’s organisations such as Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Cumann na mBan played a pivotal part in the military, political, cultural and humanitarian aspects of our fight for independence and the subsequent birth of the state.When Pádraic Pearse declared Irish independence, he addressed ‘Irishmen and Irishwomen’. The promise of our proclamation was ‘equality, happiness and prosperity for all men, women and children’.Yet, when we emerged from the ashes of the Civil War, the collective trauma had hit new lows. We were a war-weary, exhausted, divided and vulnerable society. Ripe for the deception and manipulation that was about to transpire. Despite resistance from the few who were in a position to see what was going on, Church and State were merged.‘A terrible beauty was born’.When it came to drawing up the constitution, it was authored in no small part by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid, a close ally of Taoiseach Éamon de Valera. Article 41.2 made sure that the place for women in society was in the home and nowhere else.Women and children were written out and the Roman Catholic Church was written in.Under the constitution, women had little access to the sovereignty they fought for, no autonomy over their own bodies. Marital rape was not a crime, contraception was. Women were prevented from working after marriage, banned from divorce, access to information was censored and there was little support from the State.De Valera and his contemporaries rode on the coat-tails of women to win Irish independence and when he assumed power, women were largely excluded from political, economic and societal life.Mná na hÉireann fought for democracy, they got a theocracy. They fought for equality and got oppression. Religion replaced empire. One form of control, replaced by another.Our ‘representative’ government was not organised to be malleable to the general will of society because it was dominated by the holders of unaccountable religious and moral power in the form of the male-led Catholic Church.Safe Ireland defines coercive control as “persistent and deliberate pattern of behaviour by an abuser over a prolonged period of time designed to achieve obedience and create fear.It may include coercion… isolation, degradation and control. It is all about making a woman’s world smaller – trapping her, restricting her independence and freedom.”The State sanctioned a regime of coercive control in which it and the men of Ireland were given unchecked authority and dominion over women and children, the devastating inter-generational effects of which are still being felt today across both genders.This was not the society that Mná na hÉireann fought for. They were not privy to the finer details of what Church and State collusion meant. They were not present at the clandestine meetings, the corrupt conclaves or the dens of inequality that shaped our society.Mná na hÉireann did not give informed consent.The likes of W.B. Yeats and George William Russell gave warnings but with limited access to education, censorship, state-controlled media and Church-State propaganda, the Irish people were easily manipulated, deceived and controlled.Muintir na hÉireann did not give informed consent.Church and State colluded to write the constitution, the contract by which every citizen in society is bound. Therefore responsibility for the ‘perversion of society’ lies with the Church and State regime, and not the Irish people.The Church held the power. Society suffered the consequences.We, as a society, were coercively controlled by Church and State to behave in ways that were contrary to our nature.Muintir na hÉireann, the people of Ireland, did not give informed consent.Since then, many have tried to fight against what was the Church’s all too unchristian grip on society. Noel Browne, former Minister for Health, fought to bring in the Mother and Child Scheme in 1950, which proposed free healthcare to all women and children. It was opposed by the Church because it could have paved the way for birth control and abortion. It was then dutifully opposed by the Government.Muintir na hÉireann did not give informed consent.When Taoiseach John A. Costello sent a telegram to the Pope expressing his wish to ‘repose at the feet of your Holiness’, affirming his commitment to ‘social order in Ireland based on Christian principles’, cabinet secretary Maurice Moynihan responded by asserting ‘No civil power should declare that it reposed at the feet of the Pope’. The response was to exclude him from further cabinet meetings.This ‘perverse religious morality’ of the Church meant that the men who impregnated women out of wedlock got off scot free, escaping all religious and social censure whilst the women were isolated, shunned and shamed – all in the name of Christ. It meant that even the women who were married were deemed unclean and unholy after giving birth because it resulted from sexual activity.Mná na hÉireann did not give informed consent.So, it falls upon us, Mná na hÉireann and citizens of Ireland in the 21st century to refute and reject claims that we, as a ‘society’ were responsible for the ‘perversion, religious morality, warped attitudes and dysfunction’ that caused this ‘dark period’ in our history.We call upon you, as a representative of the State who colluded with the Church to perpetrate coercive control (now a crime) on the women and children of Ireland to wholly and unequivocally assume responsibility for the ‘perversion’ in ‘society’ that emerged as a result.We call on you, as Taoiseach, as a human, father, husband, son and an upholder of equality to retract these sentences from the State apology and see to it that the Government addresses the glaring discrepancies and inadequacies of the report in a way that respects truth, brings justice and fully honours the survivors and their stories.We call on the Government of Ireland to recognise Brigid, our matron saint, in the same way that St. Patrick is honoured. Originally an indigenous Goddess of Ireland, she was appropriated by the Catholic Church who made her a Saint.In the spirit of unity, let Brigid’s Day, February 1st 2022 and all other years thereafter, be a national holiday where we honour Brigid as Goddess, Saint and symbol of feminine power and strength.Let this gesture symbolise how our society values women and men equally. Ireland, Éire, a wounded land named after the Goddess Ériu. In our healing, we can rediscover our true selves and find that real sovereignty is possible when men and women can truly empower each other through shared strength and unity.Let this be our commitment to shaping Ireland’s future, a new era guided by Brigid’s principles of light, inspiration, imagination, healing, truth, justice and love.It is not too late to turn the whitewashing of trauma that the State apology amounted to into the watershed of healing that it was intended to be.Is mise le meas,Laura MurphySEE ALSO – Graiguecullen community stunned at sudden death of Sinead Nolan Twitter TAGSLaura MurphyMicheal MartinMother and Baby Homes last_img read more

Hyun: Denuclearization Before Economic Assistance

first_imgNews By Chris Green – 2010.10.28 5:39pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak AvatarChris Green Hyun: Denuclearization Before Economic Assistance News center_img News News Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest South Korea’s Minister of Unification has urged North Korea to pursue denuclearization in order to obtain economic assistance, a day after the North demanded food and fertilizer in exchange for taking additional steps on separated family reunions.“Our North Korea policy, which contains economic cooperation on a large scale and comprehensive assistance plans, is predicated on denuclearization” Hyun In Taek told a National Assembly forum this morning. “Peace can be realized and North Korea can obtain the opportunity to revive its economy through denuclearization,” he emphasized.“If the speed of the denuclearization process increases, efforts to build North Korean infrastructure and revive its economy will begin,” adding, “We are of the opinion that by choosing economic development over nuclear weapons and opening up to the outside, North Korea can join the international community and coexist with South Korea.”In such circumstances, he went on, “International investment in North Korea will increase, reducing the cost of unification and minimizing the burden on our citizens.”“This argument is not meant to pressure North Korea,” Hyun reaffirmed, adding that the Lee administration sees the Peace Community, one part of President Lee’s “Three Reunifications” roadmap for the future of the Korean Peninsula, as outlined on Liberation Day, August 15th, as something “really to help North Korea.”Hyun’s comments come the day after North Korea demanded 500,000 tons of rice and 300,000 tons of fertilizer from the South in return for considering making concessions on future reunions of separated families. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Human trafficking increases on Sino-DPRK border

first_imgNewsSino-North Korean Border North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) By Seulkee Jang – 2019.09.17 6:00pm AvatarSeulkee JangSeulkee Jang is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Human trafficking increases on Sino-DPRK border  Human traffickingImage: Daily NKHuman trafficking of North Korean defector women has been rising recently, with victims being sold to businesses running room salons, video chat websites and massage parlors, as well as to individual Chinese men, Daily NK has learned. “There was a recent case where a woman who defected over the border into China with her father and son was sold to human traffickers,” a Daily NK source based in China reported on Thursday. “While human trafficking was rampant during the Arduous March period [of the 1990s], there was a fall in the number of human trafficking cases in the early to mid-2010s,” the source said. “Now it appears that human trafficking is picking up again.” Pastor Kim Song-un of Caleb Church, which conducts rescues of North Korean defectors in China, told Daily NK that the rapid rise in human trafficking is due to the closure of the routes in China many North Korean defectors take to South Korea or other countries.No place to goAccording to Kim, economic stagnation in North Korea has led to a drastic increase in the number of defectors from April this year. The Chinese authorities, however, have strengthened their surveillance activities and are making more arrests, and many defectors are now stuck in China with no place to go. This has led to a rise in human trafficking in the country. “North Korean defector women sell for about the same price or more than the cost that they pay the brokers to help them get to South Korea,” Kim said. “That’s why there are brokers who are prioritizing human trafficking now because they can get the same amount of money for those women they may have tried to send to South Korea, but failed.” According to the Daily NK source in China, defector women are sold to Chinese bars, massage parlors or video chat websites for as little as KRW 1.5 million. Chinese men in rural areas can buy women for just KRW 1 million. Younger women are more expensive; the youngest are sold to bars and other places of business, while the older ones are generally forced into marriages with rural Chinese men.  Intensifying Chinese crackdowns North Korean defector men, for their part, have typically found work chopping wood or in ginseng fields near the Sino-North Korean border, where they have been subject to arrest if reported to local authorities as illegal migrants. Recently, however, the Chinese government has turned most of the farms and logging companies into state-run enterprises, effectively reducing the number of these jobs available to defectors. China has strengthened its policies aimed at “resolving” the defector issue. In the past, defectors were able to pass through checkpoints with a fake ID, but this has become more difficult. “There are around 200 defectors in Chinese custody who face forced repatriation back to North Korea,” Pastor Kim said. “Some, it seems, have already been sent back.”Please direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] News center_img Facebook Twitter News TAGSDefectorshuman rightsborder SHARE North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store last_img read more

International Forum for Investor Education appoints IIROC CEO as new chairwoman

IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news PenderFund names new SVP for investments Keywords Appointments,  Financial literacyCompanies International Forum for Investor Education, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Susan Wolburgh Jenah, president and CEO of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has been appointed to the position of chair of the International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE). IFIE, an alliance of 26 organizations of regulators, industry associations and other interested stakeholders from 14 countries that promotes higher standards and information sharing in financial and investor education, appointed Wolburgh Jenah at its annual members’ meeting which took place on May 20 in Seoul, South Korea. CETFA elects new board leader “I am extremely honoured to have been appointed Chair of IFIE. With today’s challenging environment for financial markets, there has never been a greater need for increased investor protection and investor education,” said Wolburgh Jenah in a release. “IFIE’s global representation and reach allows us to leverage the best standards and practices available and work toward getting them into the hands of investors. Investor education is a significant component of IIROC’s mandate and we’ve been a strong proponent of collaboration among stakeholders at the national and international level.” Chartered in 2005, the IFIE brings together private- and public-sector providers of investor education to improve the global standards for investor education. IFIE enables providers of investor education to learn about investing in the international financial market and about investor education programs globally. The organization acts as a clearinghouse for the exchange of iideas through conferences, regional committees and partnerships with key groups such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Wolburgh Jenah has held the postion of IIROC president and CEO since 2008. Previously, she served as president and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA). From 2004-2007 she was vice chairwoman of the Ontario Securities Commission, where she served as general counsel and director of international affairs, representing the OSC on various committees of IOSCO. Wolburgh Jenah holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, and on the advisory board of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law. She has a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School (Osgoode Hall) in Toronto and was called to the bar in 1982. TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning read more

Begin to Prepare For Hurricanes now – ODPEM

first_imgRelatedBegin to Prepare For Hurricanes now – ODPEM RelatedBegin to Prepare For Hurricanes now – ODPEM Advertisements RelatedBegin to Prepare For Hurricanes now – ODPEMcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail With the start of the 2010 hurricane season just weeks away, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is encouraging Jamaicans to begin now to prepare, to mitigate the effects of any disaster.“Let us all begin to prepare in your homes, in your offices, your companies, your private sector organisations, your social clubs and in your churches. We need to start the preparation at that level,” said Director of Information and Training at the ODPEM, Miss Delmares White, at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (May 12).She urged the media to help to disseminate timely disaster information to the public during the period and for the information to be sourced from the responsible agencies to ensure accuracy.She noted that disaster preparation in Jamaica is a multi-stakeholder process with OPDEM as the coordinating agency.“The preparation for the hurricane season rests with all the ministries. although we (ODPEM) coordinate the activities and the rescue, each ministry has a mandate and a role to play. Sometimes, we answer all the questions because the other organisations feed the information to us,” Miss White pointed out.In the meantime, she informed that the partner agencies were “in the middle” of installing flood gates at the Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine to protect users of the roadway. “It is a project that should have started some time ago. We are trying to make that happen for this year,” she said.Three flood gates will be constructed at Dam Head, Kent Village and Bog Walk, and the project will be undertaken by the Department of Local Government in collaboration with the St. Catherine Parish Council, ODPEM, and the National Works Agency (NWA).Speaking at the launch of Disaster Preparedness Month in late April, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Local Government, Robert Montague, said the flood gates should be in place by the start of the hurricane season on June 1 or soon after.“We have heard too many times of people being caught in the gorge and emergency calls are out – people are trapped and the water is rising,” Mr. Montague said.He also announced another phase of the project, which will involve the installation of video boards with flash warnings to alert motorists when the water in the gorge is at a dangerous level. Begin to Prepare For Hurricanes now – ODPEM Office of the Prime MinisterMay 14, 2010last_img read more

Phase Two of Black River Market to Begin Soon

first_imgStory HighlightsMinister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says phase two of the Black River Market is to begin soon with the objective of completing the project this year.“We have just completed phase one of this fantastic project. It will benefit the farmers and citizens of St. Elizabeth, Black River, in particular. We will move quickly on to phase two and complete the project this year,” the Minister said.He was speaking to reporters on Tuesday (January 8), following a walk-through of the market with personnel from the Ministry and members of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedPhase Two of Black River Market to Begin Soon Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says phase two of the Black River Market is to begin soon with the objective of completing the project this year.“We have just completed phase one of this fantastic project. It will benefit the farmers and citizens of St. Elizabeth, Black River, in particular. We will move quickly on to phase two and complete the project this year,” the Minister said.He was speaking to reporters on Tuesday (January 8), following a walk-through of the market with personnel from the Ministry and members of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council.“We have to ensure that whatever we do is in the benefit of the people. It is about time that our people have good surroundings to vend their products, and our citizens to purchase the goods and services that they provide here,” Mr. Arscott stated.Ground was broken for the project in October 2011. The first phase, which was completed at a cost of some $31 million, involved raising the base of the structure by several feet to prevent habitual flooding and the building of a roof 30 feet higher to facilitate ventilation.“A lot of engineering skills were put to work to ensure that we have a sturdy and lasting structure,” Mr. Arscott stated.The second phase will include the building of stalls, putting in water and sanitary conveniences, and completing the meat market.“It is quite a bit to be done, and we anticipate that in the next phase, we will bring the building to a point where it can be used even before it is completely finished. You will be in a better surrounding from where you are right now. Once it (market) is ready, we will get all the street vending and clear the streets so that we have a clean, orderly and decent town,” Minister Arscott said.He said that the market, once completed, “will add to the features and the facilities of the great town of Black River.” RelatedPhase Two of Black River Market to Begin Sooncenter_img RelatedPhase Two of Black River Market to Begin Soon Phase Two of Black River Market to Begin Soon Local GovernmentJanuary 9, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus Advertisementslast_img read more

High School Boys Basketball Preview: RCAC

first_imgRCAC Lower Division Maurice Coney (3) scored 10.1 points per game for East High last season. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM)EAST HIGH EAGLESLast season: Finished 8-13 and lost to Leadership Academy in the A2 quarterfinals.Coach:  Darrell Barley (269-103/ 17th season, 11 City-Catholic Championships, Six Section V titles).Top returners: Kaori Barley Jr. G (4.5 ppg), Freddy Brock Jr. G, Maurice Coney Sr. G (10.1 ppg) and Chaz Washington Sr. G (18.5 ppg).Top newcomers: Damani Barley Fr. G, Trequan Coney So. G, Howard Eagle Sr. F Kai Mccullough Fr. G Seven McGee So. G, Dyllon Scott Jr. G and  Zachariah Scott Jr. F.First game: Monday, December 1st at Monroe.Outlook: After a disappointing season a year ago, East reloads with a deep squad that should be ready to make a deep run in the sectionals.MONROE HIGH RED JACKETSLast season: Finished 12-10 and lost to eventual A2 champion Wayne in the semifinals.Coach:  Matt McCormick (13th season).Top returners: Tyquil Glasgow Sr. F (12.6 ppg), Jo-Nathan Jones Sr. G (4.5 ppg) and De’vante Mateo Sr. PG (11.2 ppg)Top newcomers: Axel Mejias Jr. G, Derek Rivera Sr. G and Jamar Williams Jr. F.First game: Thursday, November 29th vs. Victor in the Finger Lakes Tip-Off Tournament. Outlook: Monroe returns two starters ( Tyquil Glasgow and De’vante Mateo) along with Jo-Nathan Jones, Trevone Glasgow, and Kerone Kearse. Fidel Brock, Axel Mejias, and Derek Rivera will provide additional depth at the guard positions. Jamar Williams moves up from the JV team and will see significant minutes. Although Monroe moves to the lower division this year due to enrollment, the schedule gets even more difficult. The Red Jackets play NE Douglass, East, and SOTA twice each. Non-league contests include the Finger Lakes Tip-Off in Canandaigua, HF-L, and Aquinas. Add to Google+ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. 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(Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/ PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)LEADERSHIP ACADEMY LIONSLast season: Finished 18-4 (RCAC Upper Division Co-Champions), lost to NE Douglass in the A2 semifinals.Coach: Reggie Simmons (80-31/ sixth season).Top returners: Nate Doyle Sr. G (6.0 ppg), Shamir McCullough Jr. G (8.0 ppg) and Rondell Watson Sr. G (23.0 ppg/6.0 assists).Top newcomers: Kennyh Hardeman Jr. G, Marquise Sabalier Sr. F, Maurice McKinney So. G and Kris Martin Jr. C.First game: Friday, November 30th at Franklin.Outlook: Leadership Academy lost seven seniors from last season and will rely on four new starters and reserves to have an immediate impact. Non-Lease games at Wayne, against Rush-Henrietta, Northstar Christian, Pittsford-Mendon and and Aquinas will get the Lions prepared for sectional play. Print This Post McQuaid’s Kobe Long goes to the basket during an RCAC battle last season. East High’s Chaz Washington (22) defends on the play. (Photo: RON KALASINKAS)RCAC Upper Division High School Boys Basketball Preview: RCAC EDISON TECH INVENTORSLast season: Finished 9-12 and lost to Fairport in the Class AA quarterfinals.Coach: Jacob Scott (11th season).Top returners: Natrell Colbert Sr. F (6.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg) and Alton Knight Sr. G (12.0 ppg).Top newcomers: Edgar Bass IV Jr. G, Kevis Heard Jr. G, Torrean Lewis Jr. F and JaVonte McKnight Jr. G.First game: Friday, November 30th at McQuaid.Outlook: The Inventors will look for leadership from Alton Knight, the only returning starter and leading scorer from last year’s team.  This year’s junior-laden squad has been playing together since freshman year within Coach Scott’s program.  The Inventors basketball schedule is probably the strongest of any of their opponents this season, as they compete in Class AA. FRANKLIN QUAKERSLast season: Finished 1-20 and lost to Canandaigua in the first round of sectionals.Coach: Eddie Lee (122-152/ 14th season).Top returners: Tahjir King Sr. F (8.8 ppg) and Tyree Spann Sr. G (7.6 ppg).Top newcomers: Tyrone House 6-foot-1 Jr. F, Brandon Moore 5-foot-10 Fr. G and Timothy Small 5-foot-10 Jr. G.First game: Friday, November 30th against Leadership Academy.Outlook: Returners from last year’s squad  combined with a solid group of newcomers has Franklin looking to improve its record. They will have to overcome a lack of height by being a cohesive group on offense and defense. McQUAID JESUIT KNIGHTSLast season: finished 17-9, won the Section V AA championship, Far West Regional title and advanced to the NYS Final Four.Coach: Jack Leasure (66-45/ sixth season).Top Returners: Kobe Long Jr. G (14.0 ppg, AA All-Tourney Team), Jermaine Taggart Jr. G (16.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, AA NYS All-Tourney Team) and Connor Zamaria Sr. F (9.5 ppg, 8 rpg, AA All-Tourney Team).First game: Friday, November 30th against Edison Tech.Outlook: The  Knights will face the challenging task of defending the AA crown while replacing five seniors that include Anthony Iglesia (Class AA MVP) and Josh Purcell (Class AA All-Tourney).  Newcomers and returners alike will be asked to step up and play new roles and sacrifice for the good of the team.  A challenging schedule that includes Irondequoit, Leadership Academy, Edison Tech, Wilson, Fairport, Niagara Falls, Canisius, East, Bishop Kearney, Aquinas, St. Joes, Park School and defending state champion Liverpool will be a tall order. Share on Facebook Subscribe by Email Wilson Magnet’s Malikk Johnson averaged 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 2017-18.(Photo: NOAH BRYANT)WILSON MAGNET WILDCATSLast season: Finished 13-8 and lost to NE Douglass in the A2 quarterfinals.Coach:  Brendan O’Toole (65-77/eighth season).Top returners:  Brennan Clark Jr. F (14.8 ppg, 12.7 rpg), Robert Davis Sr. PG (23.0 ppg, 3.1 assists), Desi Floyd Sr. G (12.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg) and Malikk Johnson Sr. F (8.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg).Top newcomers: Christian Harmon Fr. F.First game: Wednesday, November 28th at Pittsford Sutherland.Outlook: Wilson returns four starters and should be competitive with everyone on its schedule.  After reaching the championship game the previous two years, Wilson suffered a disappointing quarterfinals loss last year. This season the Wildcats hope to make a deeper run in sectionals in a very competitive Class A2 bracket. Robert Davis enters his senior season with 1,277 points and will most likely move into second all-time on the Wilson career scoring list behind Raul Hagins. ROCHESTER EARLY COLLEGE COBRASLast season: Finished 4-17 and lost in the first round of sectionals.Coach: John Geglia (72-66/ sixth season).Top returners: Ahmir Buckhannon G and Sam Jackson G/F.Top newcomers: Jahan Richetts 5-foot-9 Fr. G and Joe Williams 5-foot-11 Jr. G.First game: Wednesday, December 5th against East High.Outlook: After losing three seniors and an extremely athletic junior from last year’s team, Early College is still rebuilding. As the smallest school in the RCAC, the regular season schedule will be a challenge as will a move up to Class B for Sectionals.  There are a lot of younger players on this team with the potential to develop into quality players.  If this happens quickly, the future could be promising. After losing their top two scorers, Sam Jackson and Ahmir Buckhannon will look to fill that void offensively. Follow on Facebook SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (SOTA) SILVERHAWKSLast season: Finished 10-11 and lost to East High in the first round of sectionals.Coach:  Albert Nash (135-108 losses/ 16th season).Top returners: Jotham Denegal Sr. C (6.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG), Ethain Clarke DeSouza So. wing (18.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 4.0 steals, 3.0 assists), Logan Hayes Jr. wing (11.0 PPG, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals), Ke’Vion Mitchell So. PG (9.0 PPG, 8.0 assists, 2.0 steals) and Reggie Smith So. wing (13.0 PPG, 3.0 steals).Top newcomers: Keshaun Chatman Fr. Wing/Forward.First game: Friday, November 30th vs. World of Inquiry.Outlook: A young SOTA squad will look to build on its .500 season from a year ago. Ethain Clarke DeSouza is a dynamic player who seamlessly switches from scorer to facilitator. Reggie Smith will force opposing defenses to extend and try to prevent him from scoring behind the 3-point arc. WORLD OF INQUIRY (WOI) GRIFFINSLast season: Finished 13-8 and lost in the first round of sectionals.Coach’s name:  Jeff Curtis (first season coaching WOI/ 142-79 in 11 seasons with five sectional titles at Charlotte High.Top returners: Jahlil Bell Jr. PG, Tremier Dollar Sr. G (6.2 ppg) and Bobby Searight Sr. C (4.7 ppg).  Top newcomers: JaQuan Close Sr. G,  ZhyAire Gray Sr. F, Joshua Shaw So. F and Michael Thomas Jr. F.First game: Friday, November 30th at SOTA.Outlook: World of Inquiry (WOI) will utilize its speed and be very defensive-minded.  Most points will be coming from turnovers and transition. The Griffins will have a mismatch against most teams in the center position with the size and strength of Bobby Searight. They will need leadership and perimeter shooting from Tremier Dollar as he and Searight were the only members of last year’s team that played significant minutes.  Team goal is to get better every day and compete for the Class B2 title. 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(Photo: Paul Gotham/ Pickin’ Splinters)NE DOUGLASS PANTHERSLast season: Finished 15-8 and lost to Wayne in Class A2 finals.Coach:  Kyle Crandall (66-42/ sixth season).Top returners: Adonis Flagler Jr. G/F (13.4 ppg, 6.7 rebounds), Maurice Glenn Sr. G (6.9 ppg, 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists), Nicolas Jeanty Jr. G/F (3.8 ppg, 3.3 rebounds), Lamar Lovelace Jr. G (9.1 ppg, 3.3 rebounds), Tre’vion Miller Sr. G/F (5.2 ppg, 5.5 rebounds) and Jiahmere Mitchell Sr. G (22.9 ppg, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 3.1 assists).Top newcomers: Casey Diometre Sr. G and Jonathan Rowley Sr. G.First game: Friday, November 30th vs. Webster Thomas at Eastridge.Outlook: NE Douglass is looking to build upon their trip to the A2 finals and avenge its 3-point loss to Wayne.  The Panthers have six key contributors from last year’s team returning.  NE Douglass is guard heavy and will need to find ways to rebound and compensate for their lack of size.  The biggest challenge facing the Panthers will be making sure that everyone is committed to team basketball.  With a deeper and more improved A2 sectional bracket the Panthers will need to develop the chemistry they had at the end of last season in order to compete for their first sectional title in school history. 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