PCJ Launches Lighting Efficiency Project

first_imgRelatedPCJ Launches Lighting Efficiency Project RelatedPCJ Launches Lighting Efficiency Project RelatedPCJ Launches Lighting Efficiency Project Advertisements Story HighlightsThe Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) on February 16, officially launched its ‘Lighting Efficiency Project’, at the Half-Way Tree Primary School, St. Andrew, which will see the institution raking in estimated savings of some $264,450 annually.Under the project, the PCJ has replaced all the school’s T12 fluorescent lamps with energy efficient T8 fluorescent lamps; all magnetic ballasts with energy efficient electronic ballasts and all incandescent bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps.Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the institution, Senior Geologist, PCJ, Gavin Gunter said the project is expected to yield estimated energy savings of 8.81 mega watt hours (MWh) each year.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) on February 16, officially launched its ‘Lighting Efficiency Project’, at the Half-Way Tree Primary School, St. Andrew, which will see the institution raking in estimated savings of some $264,450 annually.Under the project, the PCJ has replaced all the school’s T12 fluorescent lamps with energy efficient T8 fluorescent lamps; all magnetic ballasts with energy efficient electronic ballasts and all incandescent bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps.Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the institution, Senior Geologist, PCJ, Gavin Gunter said the project is expected to yield estimated energy savings of 8.81 mega watt hours (MWh) each year.“We also hope that it will kick start a culture of energy saving in the school and in the way in which you live your lives,” he  told the students and teachers.Mr. Gunter noted that within the last six to eight months, the Ministry of Energy and Mining, through the PCJ, has implemented a number of energy saving initiatives throughout several public institutions, namely hospitals and schools.He said the country can expect more energy efficiency initiatives to come on stream in the near future, including the Bustamante Hospital for Children and Windward Road Solar Photovoltaic Outdoor Lighting projects.The geologist encouraged the school community to do their part to save energy, noting that because of the high cost of energy in Jamaica, primarily due to the nation’s dependence on oil, socio-economic growth has been constrained on many levels.“Investing in more efficient technologies and practices in our homes and businesses, especially small businesses, schools, the public sector and industries is one of the most constructive, cost effective ways to save energy and reduce our oil import bill, while protecting the environment,” he informed.He further challenged the students and teachers to become “energy monitors and advisors,” by adopting and encouraging a number of energy saving practices.These, he said, included the use of energy efficient light bulbs, such as compact fluorescent bulbs; unplugging appliances when they are not in use; replacing energy draining appliances and equipment with energy efficient ones; ironing once per week; and using less water when doing domestic chores.“If as a nation we practise these and other conservation measures we will play a significant role in developing an efficient energy sector, and in doing so, help Jamaica to realise the Vision 2030 National Development Plan,” he said.Vision 2030 Jamaica is the country’s first long-term  national development plan, which aims at enabling  Jamaica to  achieve developed country status  by 2030.  It is  based  on a comprehensive vision –  ‘Jamaica, the place of choice  to live, work, raise families and do business.’ PCJ Launches Lighting Efficiency Project EnergyFebruary 17, 2011Written by: Athaliah Reynoldslast_img read more

Young Art Journalism Awards

first_img WYNG Masters Photography Award October 13, 2016 Published by emmanuel Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocket Share 0 Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 Reddit Voies Off 2011center_img +1 Tweet Click About It, Worldwide Photography Competition Deadline: 31 October 2016Open to: a current student or fresh graduate from any recognised UniversityAward: opportunity to receive donations from their sponsorsDescriptionThe Young Art Journalism Awards (YAJA) are looking for entries from students who are documenting or storytelling (e.g. journalism, filmmaker, photographer, arts). YAJA is a new innovative awards concept giving journalism, media and art students the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way. YAJA is designed to offer students and fresh graduates media opportunities, industry mentoring, networking opportunities and a large audiences reach as well as awards recognition. EligibilityTo qualify and enter for the YAJA Global Award, applicant must be:A current student or fresh graduate from any recognised University;2nd/+ year student, post graduate or fresh graduate;Students who are documenting or storytelling. (E.g. Journalism, Filmmaker, Photographer, Arts);Single students or Student Project Groups;Entries from all countries are welcome.BenefitsYAJA is a great way to increase awareness and to showcase your talent.Free to enter;Open journalistic opportunities;Industry mentoring and experience;Reach an established Audience;Meet exciting and influential people;Networking opportunities;Industry and Awards recognition;Opportunity to receive donations from their sponsors; How to Apply ?Sign up at Art News Portal;Students can submit an existing or already published article, write a new article (choose their own topic) or enquire for a media opportunity ;Entries must be submitted using the online form.For more information please visit the official web page. ← Embracing Our Differences Exhibition Competition 2017 Young Art Journalism Awards 14 Vacancies at ILO Offices Around the World →last_img read more

This Collapsible, Self-Cleaning Steel Straw Could Finally Spell the End of Disposable Plastic Alternatives

first_imgThe carrying case is then filled with water through a small hole; all the user has to do is place their finger over the hole, give the case a few shakes, and then dump out the water through the very same hole.LOOK: Rather Than Plastic or Bird Feathers, These Winter Coats Are Filled With Wildflowers to Help Butterfly HabitatsIf that isn’t enough, the case is also equipped with a UV light system that can reportedly sterilize 99% of the remaining bacteria.California-based tech company Elretron has been developing the straw for the last year prior to its launch on Kickstarter this week. Since the crowdfunding campaign was published, however, it has already surged past its original goal and raised more than $17,000 for manufacturing.The first of the Penna Straws are expected to be delivered in April 2020—and the developers hope to deliver thousands more during the year to come.(WATCH the explanatory video below)Clean Up Negativity By Sharing The Intriguing News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSwapping out single-use plastic straws for a reusable alternative is an easy way to reduce your environmental impact—but reusable straws are notoriously hard to clean.That’s why innovators have developed the Penna Straw: a collapsible, self-cleaning reusable straw that could save hundreds—if not thousands—of disposable straws from ending up in a landfill every month.The straw is comprised of four separate stainless steel segments that can magnetically snap together when it’s time for the user to enjoy a tasty beverage. When it’s time to be cleaned, the pieces can be broken down and placed inside of a convenient carrying case equipped with four separate brushes to clean the straw segments.last_img read more

Del Gaizo scores twice as Lumberjacks end weekend with a 4-3 victory

first_img Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Shares Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $14.99 Share Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON- The Muskegon Lumberjacks have been struggling of late, dropping six of their last seven games before Saturday night’s contest.Despite the early season disappointment, the Lumberjacks are very much in the thick of a tight race for playoff positioning in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.Muskegon helped its cause, and clmb ed out of last place in the standings, by defeating Central Illinois 4-2 at the L.C. Walker Arena in front of 1,708 fans.The Lumberjacks are now 6-10-2 on the season, good for 14 points and eighth place in the nine-team conference. They have won two of their last three games.“The team is starting to come together,” said Lumberjacks coach John LaFontaine, who returned to the bench after missing friday’s game due to illness. “We are starting to play for each other, starting to play harder and starting to do the little things.“It’s good to see and it’s the right time to come together.”Muskegon’s Jachym Kondelik brings the puck around the the net. Photo/Mitchell Dixon MSD PhotographyMuskegon will try to accomplish back-to-back wins for the first time his season, and continue to move up in the standings next weekend, when they travel to Green Bay to play the Gamblers.The Lumberjacks were led by Anthony Del Gaizo with two goals, while Wyatt Bongiovanni and Vincent de Mey each chipped in with a goal and an assist.Lumberjacks goalie Keegan Karki stopped 25 of 27 shots to collect the win.Muskegon killed all three Flying Aces’ power play opportunities and did not give up a goal in transition, which was an improveent from many games this season.The Lumberjacks opened the scoring at the 4:25 mark of the first period on a goal by Del Gaizo. Jachym Kondelik and Nash Nienhuis each notched an assist on the tally.The Flying Aces tied the game 1-1 at the 7:56 mark of the first period on a goal from Simon Butala.Muskegon regained its lead at 2-1 on a goal from de Mey at the 7:50 mark of the second period. Bongiovanni and Bray Crowder each assisted on the goal.The Lumberjacks increased their lead to 3-1 with a breakaway goal by Bongiovanni at the 14:06 mark of the second period. De Mey picked up the lone assist.Central Illinois cut its deficit to 3-2 on a goal from Jakub Lacka at the 13:10 mark of the third period.Muskegon responded with a Del Gaizo goal at the 15:50 mark of the third period to increase the lead to 4-2. Egor Afanasyev and Matej Pekar notched assists on the insurance goal.The Lumberjacks outshot Central Illinois by a 31-27 margin. Inappropriate / Offensive Shop Now (1445) × $20.00$233.61 DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Fox Sports Go Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. 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Bengals get another chance at 23-year drought

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, right, greets Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)CINCINNATI (AP) – The Bengals are back in the playoffs, and so many of their fans are wondering already whether they’ll lose in the first round like usual.A rookie running back is providing hope that things could, at long last, be different this time around.The Bengals (10-4-1) are morphing into a very different type of team as they head into the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Instead of relying so much on up-and-down Andy Dalton, they’re giving the ball to Jeremy Hill and letting him carry the load.Hill ran for 147 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown, during a 37-28 win over Denver on Monday night that sent Cincinnati back into the postseason. It’s the kind of approach that offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has been trying to develop all season.“We just have a new attitude,” left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. “The running game has really sparked kind of a feistiness, a will to make something happen for us. At times, we haven’t had that, for whatever reason.”They’ll need it in the next two weeks. They go to Pittsburgh for a Sunday night game that will decide the AFC North championship. The winner gets the title and a home playoff game, while the loser takes a wild card and goes on the road.New England has clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Bengals will get the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye if they beat the Steelers and Denver loses at home to Oakland. The Broncos get the No. 2 seed with a victory or a Bengals loss.Cincinnati hasn’t won a playoff game since the 1990 season, tied for the sixth-longest streak of postseason futility in NFL history, according to STATS. They’re 0-5 during that time, with all of the losses coming under coach Marvin Lewis.Unlike those other years, they seem to have developed a running game that can carry them.The strategy to beat the Bengals in the playoffs has been to shut down the running game and put all of the pressure on Dalton. Cincinnati showed a very different approach on Monday night – give it to Hill and allow Dalton to throw low-risk passes to tight ends and running backs. Fourteen of his 17 completions were to a tight end or running back.And Hill showed how much he’s changed the offense. The second-round pick from LSU ran for 140 yards for the fourth time this season, joining Eric Dickerson (1983) and Curtis Martin (1995) as the only NFL rookies to do it, according to STATS. He became the 10th Bengals player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and the first since Corey Dillon.The Bengals had been blown out in their two previous prime time games this season, with the offense failing to do much of anything. Hill was the biggest difference on Monday night.“Especially with the way we’ve been performing in prime-time situations, I just knew that somebody had to ignite the team,” Hill said. “Somebody had to inspire everyone else. If that had to be me, then so be it. I’m just a guy who plays with a lot of emotion.“Guys tapped me early on in the game and said, ‘We need you.’ I tried to respond and help out the team.”They’re going to need him on Sunday in Pittsburgh when they try to win the AFC North for the second year in a row – something they’ve never done. The Steelers came to Cincinnati on Dec. 7 and won 42-21, limiting the Bengals to 86 yards rushing. The Bengals have run for 244 yards and 207 in the two games since then.“We knew we were going to have to take that same attitude into this game,” rookie center Russell Bodine said. “It’s a mindset. We had our mind made up before we went into it.”Notes: The Bengals have reduced the price of their cheapest playoff tickets – from $86 last year to $56 – and are allowing fans to buy single-game tickets instead of two-game playoff packages. Last year, the Bengals, Colts and Packers needed an extra day to sell out their first-round games. … Dalton joins Baltimore’s Joe Flacco as the only starting quarterbacks to lead their teams to the playoffs in each of their first four seasons.___Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

LeBron, Cavaliers start season with same expectations

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (2) and LeBron James (23) celebrate during overtime of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in San Antonio. Cleveland won 128-125. Irving scored 57 points. (AP Photo/Eric Gay/File)CLEVELAND (AP) _ With any new NBA season there are changes to coaching staffs, rosters, lineups and goals. It’s a fresh start for everyone, a clean slate from baseline to baseline.Except for LeBron James.“It doesn’t change,” he said. “The main thing is still the main thing, and that’s to win a championship.”No player carries the burden of expectations like James, still the league’s best all-around player and indomitable force entering his 13th season. No player is asked to do as much year after year as James, who has played in five consecutive NBA Finals and will likely extend his streak to six _ assuming, that is, the Cavs get healthy and can stay healthy.No player demands more of himself than James, as confident as ever in his second season back with Cleveland.He’s hoping for a smoother ride than in 2014-15, when the Cavs endured a tumultuous regular season under first-year coach David Blatt on the way to the NBA Finals, losing stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving along the way.James carried the Cavs as far as humanly possible _ he averaged an unprecedented 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists _ before Golden State’s depth and unparalleled outside firepower proved too much for the four-time MVP and his sketchy supporting cast.The loss dropped James to 2-4 in the league’s showcase event, and it’s that record _ fairly or unfairly _ that will ultimately define his legacy. James turns 31 in December, and while his game isn’t showing any visible signs of decay, he’s beginning to acknowledge his hoops mortality.“Father time is undefeated,” he said.Although James and the Cavs begin the season as odds-on favorites to defend their Eastern Conference title, they’re currently a shell of themselves. Irving remains sidelined following surgery and there’s no timeline on his return; Love was only recently cleared for practice; Iman Shumpert will miss at least two months with a wrist injury; Anderson Varejao is working his way back from a season-ending Achilles injury; and Tristan Thompson hasn’t reported to the team because of a contract holdout.Also J.R. Smith (hamstring), Timofey Mozgov (knee surgery) and Mathew Dellavedova (ankle) all missed preseason games with injuries.The Cavs added veterans Mo Williams and Richard Jefferson to bolster their rotation, but there’s nothing they can do to prevent ankle sprains or bad luck from derailing dreams of a title.James, who recently received an anti-inflammatory injection in his back, knows there are no givens.“The East has gotten better,” he said, “and I understand not to put too much into the beginning of the season, but I’m a guy who is all about chemistry and camaraderie on the floor. But you need your guys to be healthy.”Here are some other things to keep in mind as James and the Cavaliers try bring Cleveland its first major sports championship since 1964.MINUTE BY MINUTE: James has logged nearly 44,000 minutes during his NBA career, and that number doesn’t include his long hours on the practice floor or summers spent with the U.S. national team. He played a career-low 36.1 minutes per game last season, but he and the Cavs would like to reduce that further to keep him fresh for the playoffs.“I’ll be very smart with how many minutes I play per game and what I’m doing on the floor,” James said, “and we have enough pieces to. Kevin Love will allow me to sit a lot this year just because of what he’s able to do.”THOMPSON’S HOLDOUT: The Cavs and Thompson’s agents remain in a standoff over a long-term deal for the power forward, who came up big while filling in for an injured Love in last year’s playoffs. Thompson wants a maximum deal, but the team doesn’t seem willing to budge off an initial offer of $80 million over five years. This could drag into the regular season, creating a distraction and drama the Cavs don’t need.IRVING UPDATE: The All-Star point guard could miss the first month _ or more _ as he recuperates from surgery. One of the league’s best finishers, Irving has vowed to modify his game when he returns. All the drives to draw contact have taken their toll on the 23-year-old. The Cavs still need him to penetrate and create, and it will be interesting to see if Irving can be as productive playing differently.BLATT’S LESSONS: Blatt was under scrutiny from the start of a rough first season for him in the NBA. Once it ended, Blatt, a highly decorated coach in Europe, admitted the transition was much more difficult than he expected. He’s confident the experience will make him better.“I had a lot to learn,” he said. “I only realized it after I went through it, and so this year it’s easier because I have a better understanding.”last_img read more

Batshuayi undergoes medical ahead of Chelsea switch

first_img Batshuayi has played just 14 minutes at Euro 2016, but scored a goal in that period against Hungary. He scored 17 goals in 36 appearances in Ligue 1 last season. Wilmots confirmed the news at his press conference, which was planned to include Batshuayi, until an agreement between the Belgian football federation and Marseille allowed the player to miss it. CEST Belgian international forward Michy Batshuayi has undergone his medical tests on Wednesday, ahead of a move to Chelsea. The player is close to joining the Premier League side from Olympique Marseille for 40 million euros. EFEcenter_img “Michy has not asked me for any advice. This evening he spent two hours at a Bordeaux hospital for his tests. I just called him a taxi”, joked Wilmots. Batshuayi took advantage of the free evening that Belgium manager Marc Wilmots gave to his Belgium squad, to attend a French hospital for the examination. 29/06/2016 at 23:20 last_img read more