Gov’t Embarks on Project to Reduce Water Loss

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedGov’t to Strictly Enforce NWC Prohibition Notice Gov’t Embarks on Project to Reduce Water LossJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe Government is embarking on a $4.9 billion project aimed at reducing water loss in the Corporate Area due to leaks and theft.The five-year Non-Revenue Water Reduction Co-Management Project in Kingston and St. Andrew is intended to improve water supply to residents, and save the National Water Commission (NWC) billions of dollars in lost revenue.It involves partnership with Israeli-based company, Miya, known for its implementation of efficiency solutions worldwide. RelatedNWC Offers Deals to Delinquent Customerscenter_img Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (2nd right); and Chairman, National Water Commission (NWC), Prakash Vaswani (left), sign the contract for the $4.9 billion Non-Revenue Water Reduction Co-Management project, during a ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston today (July 8). Chairman of Israeli-based company Miya, Meir Wietchner (2nd left); and Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, look on. The Government is embarking on a $4.9 billion project aimed at reducing water loss in the Corporate Area due to leaks and theft.The five-year Non-Revenue Water Reduction Co-Management Project in Kingston and St. Andrew is intended to improve water supply to residents, and save the National Water Commission (NWC) billions of dollars in lost revenue.It involves partnership with Israeli-based company, Miya, known for its implementation of efficiency solutions worldwide.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, in her address at the contact signing ceremony held on July 8 at her offices on Kingston, said the project comes at an opportune time as the country continues to grapple with drought conditions and limited water supply.“In this period of severe drought, we cannot afford to lose one drop of water, and that is why I am pleased to be witnessing the start of this project,” she said.She pointed out that in the Corporate Area, some 108 million liters per day, or more than half of all the water that the NWC produces, is either wasted as a result of leaks, or is stolen. This is a situation, she insists, which cannot continue.The Prime Minister said she is satisfied that the project will serve to increase the operational efficiencies of the NWC and ensure that more of the water produced by the entity will be available to supply paying customers.“Under this five-year project, supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Miya will implement strategies and action to enable the NWC to improve its performance and maximise the collection of income for the water it produces,” she pointed out.It is intended that the 53 per cent of water normally lost daily in the Corporate Area will be reduced to 37 per cent within two years, 30 per cent within three years, and 20 per cent by the end of the project.The Prime Minister informed that initially, Miya will conduct an audit of the NWC’s network to determine the precise steps to take towards achieving this objective.She pointed out that by the end of the project, it is anticipated that the NWC will realize an economic benefit of just over $29.2 billion.“Importantly, it will improve the efficiency and reliability of supply to over 650,000 residential and commercial customers,” she said.Miya optimises water supply in urban water systems worldwide. It partners with suppliers of the utility to design and implement comprehensive technology-based solutions that significantly improve the client’s financial and operational efficiency, while also enhancing customer service levels, reducing energy consumption, and lowering contamination and health risks, to benefit people, the community and the environment.Miya’s solutions comprise an audit of the city’s water system, full project planning, on site execution, maintenance, and training. RelatedNWC Announces New Water Restrictions Gov’t Embarks on Project to Reduce Water Loss EnvironmentJuly 9, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

Police officers promoted to Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant

first_imgHomeLifeEventsPolice officers promoted to Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant Jan. 30, 2020 at 6:00 amEventsFeaturedLawNewsPolice officers promoted to Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeanteditor1 year agoblake coopercandice cobarrubiaschristopher skoghdouglas woodhamsmichael federicopolicerobert paschalSanta Monica Police Departmentsaul rodriguezsmpdthomas mclaughlin12345678 Several Santa Monica Police Department officers were promoted Wednesday.Candice Cobarrubias, Thomas McLaughlin and Saul Rodriguez were promoted to Captain.Christopher Skogh and Michael Federico were promoted to Police Lieutenant.Douglas Woodhams, Blake Cooper and Robert Paschal were promoted to Police Sergeant.Tags :blake coopercandice cobarrubiaschristopher skoghdouglas woodhamsmichael federicopolicerobert paschalSanta Monica Police Departmentsaul rodriguezsmpdthomas mclaughlinshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCanadian Jazz Trio at the LibraryAfter failure, California leaders vow to pass housing billYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

Mobile money drives Safaricom H1 earnings growth

first_img Previous ArticleSmartphone market slowdown continuesNext ArticleAgcom provokes Iliad ire over licence extensions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 NOV 2018 Safaricom holds Amazon talks on mobile money move Kenyan market leader Safaricom booked an 18 per cent year-on-year rise in revenue from its m-Pesa mobile money service during the first half of its fiscal year, with 21 million active users on the platform.The company reported revenue of KES35.5 billion ($350 million) for m-Pesa in the six month period to the end of September, with 30-day active user numbers up almost 9 per cent on the same period of 2017.Safaricom said the growth in m-Pesa was partly driven by an increase in users making peer-to-peer payments and a rise in new business customers.Its agent footprint increased 10 per cent on its previous fiscal H1 to 162,000, more than six-times higher than its nearest mobile money competitor, Communications Authority of Kenya figures showed.Outside of gains in its mobile money division, the operator reported an 11 per cent rise in mobile data revenue to KES19 billion. Group revenue of KES118 billion was up almost 8 per cent, with net profit of KES31.5 billion 20 per cent higher.Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (pictured) said: “We achieved solid results driven by strong m-Pesa gains [and] further diversification of our revenue mix to tap into new growth areas and investment in new revenue streams.”He added moving forward the company would continue to invest in perceived growth areas including its agriculture management and mobile health platforms, alongside reiterating his aim to export its m-Pesa model to other markets, a strategy first outlined alongside major shareholder Vodacom in 2017. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Safaricom negocia el uso de m-Pesa como medio de pago en Amazon Author Relatedcenter_img Chris Donkin Money Home Mobile money drives Safaricom H1 earnings growth earningsM-PESASafaricom Tags Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licencelast_img read more

Kent local authority legal teams join forces

first_imgThree mid-Kent local authorities are to join forces in a shared legal services project that aims to save more than £250,000 a year. Under the new model, legal staff at Swale, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells borough councils will remain based at their authorities but support each other in a ‘virtual’ team. A spokesman for Swale said the model will free up the team and allow ‘qualified staff to spend as much time on fee-earning activity as possible’. Each of the teams has between five and eight members of staff. Three group managers will lead the teams locally and form a shared management team that will include a legal operations manager. Set-up costs of the new way of working include a £25,000 computer system, £20,000 set aside for training and up to £4,000 a year for additional travel. This will be offset by forecast savings of £269,000 a year, 17% of current spending, through ‘redesign, revised management arrangements and procurement efficiencies’, a spokesman said. No staff cuts are planned at the moment. Kent County Council is already known as a pace-setter in running local government legal services on commercial lines. Alasdair Robertson, head of business improvement at Maidstone, said: ‘We are seeing how we can best maximise Kent’s expertise, but it is not the same arrangement.’ Meanwhile, the scandal-hit London borough of Haringey is expanding its legal services department to 80, with five new appointments. Posts include assistant heads of legal services in social care, corporate and litigation, and commercial.last_img read more

Cliff Ellis, Coastal Carolina beats Bruce Pearl in return to Auburn

first_imgAUBURN — On a night when Auburn celebrated one of the few bright eras of its past, the present and future of the program failed to carry the torch.K.T. Harrell scored 23 points thanks to a career-high seven 3-pointers but was the only Auburn player in double-figures as the Tigers fell to former coach Cliff Ellis and Coastal Carolina, 58-54, before an announced crowd of 7.964 at Auburn Arena Friday night.It was the first truly bad loss of Bruce Pearl’s tenure, losing at home to a Big South program, which did win its conference tournament a year ago, blowing an 11-point lead and being outrebounded 41-32 in the process.“I think because we had the lead and because they beat us on the boards so badly, and we had control of the game it makes it a bad loss,” Pearl said. “It doesn’t make it a bad loss because it’s a Big South team, Coastal Carolina. … What makes it a difficult loss was the fact that we had the game won and we were in control of the game.”Five players contributed to a 16-4 run for Coastal Carolina, which erased an 11-point deficit (46-35) with 9:33 left and took a 51-50 lead with 3:17 remaining.Jordon Granger (nine points and seven rebounds) tied the game at 54 on a thunderous dunk with 1:21 to go, bringing what was a silent crowd most of the night to its feet.But Coastal Carolina (6-2) responded immediately with a bucket from Badou Diagne (seven points, nine rebounds) with 0:59 to go.“When it came to winning time, they’ve won more than we have,” Pearl said. “Their players have won more than our players and you could tell that down the stretch they made shots, they made plays and down the stretch we struggled.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:eb5a8b4067841275494d8396 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-762832-3927166798001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.After a missed 3-point from K.C. Ross-Miller, Pearl elected not to foul the Chanticleers, who had the ball leading 56-54 with 0:44 to go, leaving less than 10 seconds between the game and shot clocks.“I thought we had time on the last possession, get a stop and we had plenty of time to score,” Pearl said. “We just needed a stop.”Warren Gillis’ jumper delivered the dagger and Ellis, the second-winningest coach in Auburn history during his 10-year tenure from 1994-2004, defeated his former program.“I know it’s bigger but I think to come on the road and win any game, for us, it’s just big,” Ellis said. “Right now the last two days have been a lot so I’m very tired, I’ve very thankful. I think it’ll sink in – how good this is – a day or two from now.”It was the fifth 20-point game of the season for Harrell, who went 7-for-8 from beyond the arc. The senior guard from Montgomery scored eight of Auburn’s 11 points during an early second half run to make it 40-28 with 13:40 to go but the Tigers were just 2-for-17 after that.“I think we got some good looks, shared the ball, just didn’t knock them down,” Harrell said. “The reason we lost – we just got outrebounded. They crashed the glass pretty hard and going in rebounding the ball with one hand, they were just more aggressive than us as far as rebounding.”Tahj Shamsid-Deen scored eight points and added a season-high five assists for Auburn (3-4), which dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.Cinmeon Bowers, the SEC’s leading rebounder, had yet another perplexing performance. The top junior college prospect in the country last year, who opened the season with four straight double-doubles, had just one point and five rebounds in his third straight game without 10 rebounds on a team lacking size.“This is three games in a row now that Cinmeon had played poorly,” Pearl said. “If I had the answer for it, if he had the answer for it, we would’ve had it fixed by now.“He was better at the beginning (of the season) than I thought he would be and I didn’t think it was possible for him to be so inconsistent. His preparation, his focus, has got to change.”Josh Cameron scored 22 points, Gillis had 15 and Shivaughn Wiggins added 11 for Coastal Carolina, which picked up its fourth win over an SEC school in 16 all-time games. Notes: Ellis received a standing ovation and kissed the court during pregame introductions. A private reunion featuring several of Ellis’ former players was held after the game.“I needed to come back, these (former players), myself, and everybody that was involved with my program, we’ve been kind of out of the picture for about 10 years. We’re here to help this thing get back; so it’s a healing. We’re going to do everything that we can to help Bruce do what he’s got to do to make this happen. We’re going to help him.”… Auburn women’s tennis doubles team Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger were the celebrity letters. … It was the smallest crowd in three homes games this season, but the fourth-largest non-conference crowd in 41 games at Auburn Arena.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo is my team-mate, my friend and my enemy – Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a “team-mate, a friend and an enemy” and reveals he regularly argues with the Portuguese forward.Reports of a rift were rife earlier on this season and while the two have both denied any animosity and have even been pictured together – with their girlfriends – at social events, Casillas says their relationship is not always harmonious.In an interview with ESPN, the goalkeeper said of Ronaldo: “He’s a friend and a team-mate. A team-mate and a friend. But he’s also an enemy, because we argue a lot.”Ronaldo hit 40 league goals for Madrid this term (53 in all) and Casillas hailed the 26-year-old’s scoring contribution, saying he would pick the Portuguese ahead of five-time Pichichi winner Hugo Sanchez in a Real Madrid dream team.“I never played with Hugo and I did not see him play much,” the goalkeeper said.“I will stick with what I know and that’s Cristiano. It’s not by chance that he scored 40 in a season. And he has done it before so he must be good.” Casillas also praised coach Jose Mourinho for making the cub competitive again.“He [Mourinho] has formed a competitive team with aggressive character and he has made us more mature,” he said.“We are a young team and our first tooth came out with the Copa del Rey. But we are not satisfied and we have to be more ambitious.”Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Sevilla: Barcelona stay top of La Liga

first_img After Barcelona dug out a crucial win against Malaga, Atletico knew they had to win here if they wanted to go into next week’s game at Camp Nou top of La Liga. Antoine Griezmann, who is otherwise having a fine season, came closest to scoring, but his header struck the post in the second half. Upd. at 18:36 24/01/2016 Carrasco’s last gasp effort hit the bar, but Atletico could not work out how to beat Unai Emery’s hard-working men. Atletico Madrid blew the chance to go ahead of Barcelona and back to the top of La Liga as they drew with 10-man Sevilla at the Vicente Calderon.center_img Sport EN Atletico racked up 22 shots but just five were on goal and despite pressure late on, only a 20 yard piledriver from Gabi threatened to beat Sergio Rico, but the goalkeeper tipped it over.  Despite Vitolo’s red card, who saw his second booking after tripping Luciano Vietto, Diego Siemone’s men could not find a way through.  CETlast_img read more

Soccer strikes a goal

first_imgBUNYIP and District Soccer Club (BDSC) will get a $50,000 funding boost if the Coalition secures office on 27 November….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Levein: Hearts-minded players improve derby prospects

first_img“The last few derbies haven’t been particularly good,” he said. “It’s been painful to watch at times.“You could probably count on one hand the number of really good games there have been but that’s not what it’s about. It’s about winning.“Our thoughts are about trying to win this fixture. It might mean there’s a lot of challenges to be won and a lot of second balls to be won but if we’re going to win the match we’ll need to do that.”He added: “I think everybody knows how important the game is. I can’t guarantee we’ll win the match, of course, but what’s really important is that we leave everything out there tomorrow and if that’s good enough to win the game then so be it.”With Tynecastle undergoing major renovation, Hearts have not enjoyed home comforts for quite some time and when asked if that could actually play in his favour, Levein said it could have made his players a little stronger.“That’s a fair point,” he said. “I think the introduction of one or two bigger characters in the team has toughened the team up but the fact that we have had to go away from home continually and dig out results is something that arguably has made us a little more resilient.”Recent weeks have seen younger players in the side, including 16-year old Harry Cochrane and 19-year old Jamie Brandon. Levein conceded he would have to think seriously about whether or not exposing them to a tense derby would be best for the team and their development.“That’s what’s going through my head, whether I start with some of these boys or they are on the bench,” he said. “I have to make that decision before 7.45pm tomorrow.” He says he does not need to impress that on his players with a number of individuals in the squad ready to talk others through the experience.“The message is already across,” he said. “We also have the benefit of having some Hearts-minded people in the team, which I think helps as well.“They will be able to let the rest of the players know just how important this is.”Levein said recent games between the sides had not really been occasions to remember but he would not care about stylish play as long as he got three points. Craig Levein believes the introduction of “Hearts-minded” players who understand the rivalry can help give them the edge against Hibs.The sides meet in the first Edinburgh derby of the season with Hearts boss Levein having begun the work of turning the team around following the departure of Ian Cathro. The 53-year old has fond memories of the derby as a Hearts player and from his first spell as manager.With just six defeats in 52 matches against Hibs, Levein knows what is needed to come out on top in a fiercely-contested fixture.last_img read more

Where to Celebrate National Mimosa Day (or Weekend!) at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Brunch fans, rejoice! May 16 is National Mimosa Day, and there are a variety of options at Walt Disney World if you want to celebrate. Not at Walt Disney World today? No worries–you can celebrate whenever you’re down. (We won’t tell.)One of the easier breakfast/brunch reservations to get is The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. I’m a huge fan of their sweet potato pancakes, and a mimosa goes great with that. For $18, The Wave offers a “refillable mimosa” (which comes with two refills).Looking for something a little more upscale and okay waiting to celebrate on Sunday? Brunch at the Top in the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort comes with a pretty significant price tag (around $90 per person) and is only available on Sundays, but it does include unlimited mimosas and valet parking. Swanky, eh?Over at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Kona Cafe offers a unique twist–a mimosa flight. For $14, you can choose from a variety of juices to make your three-mimosa flight. Juices include Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Pink Grapefruit, or Liliko’i (aka POG juice).For the true “I’m at Walt Disney World” experience, on Saturdays and Sundays, Wine Bar George at Disney Springs offers the Frozcato Mimosa made with Dole Whip pineapple–yes, a Dole Whip Mimosa. If that doesn’t sound like weekends at Walt Disney World, I don’t know what does.Photo courtesy Wine Bar GeorgeWhere’s your favorite place to get your brunch on with a mimosa? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more