Petrojam to Supply Cleaner Diesel Fuel

first_imgRelatedPetrojam to Supply Cleaner Diesel Fuel RelatedPetrojam to Supply Cleaner Diesel Fuel Advertisements Story HighlightsThe country’s state-run oil refinery, Petrojam, will be supplying low-sulphur diesel fuel to the public later this year.Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the move comes as Government continues to take steps to reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle exhausts on the environment.“I am very much aware of the problem with sulphur content in diesel and I have mandated Petrojam, to start importing clean diesel by the middle of this year, so we can stop having those ill effects of our SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and diesel driven vehicles,” he stated. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedPetrojam to Supply Cleaner Diesel Fuel The country’s state-run oil refinery, Petrojam, will be supplying low-sulphur diesel fuel to the public later this year.Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the move comes as Government continues to take steps to reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle exhausts on the environment.“I am very much aware of the problem with sulphur content in diesel and I have mandated Petrojam, to start importing clean diesel by the middle of this year, so we can stop having those ill effects of our SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and diesel driven vehicles,” he stated.Minister Paulwell was speaking on Tuesday, February 19, at a Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) breakfast forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston.Low-sulphur diesel has reduced sulphur content, providing for cleaner and more refined fuel.Vehicles that use diesel with high sulphur content require more frequent oil change and regular servicing to maintain optimal efficiency. Petrojam to Supply Cleaner Diesel Fuel EnergyFebruary 20, 2013Written by: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more

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Vehicle Collides with Expo Line

first_imgHomeNewsVehicle Collides with Expo Line Apr. 18, 2018 at 8:26 amNewsVehicle Collides with Expo Lineeditor3 years agoaccidentColorado AvalanchecrashexpoLincoln Blvd.Metrotrain From the Santa Monica Fire Department:On Wednesday, April 18, at 12:24 a.m. the Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) responded to the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue for a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that collided with the Expo Line Light Rail Train. Firefighters arrived within four minutes 12 seconds and immediately began treating injuries and stabilizing the train.There were a total of four patients who suffered injuries as a result of the collision. The SUV had 3 occupants, all of whom were required to be extricated by Firefighters using the jaws-of-life, and were rushed by SMFD Paramedics to UCLA Trauma Center in Westwood in serious condition. 1 occupant on the train also suffered minor injuries, and was taken to UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital. The train sustained minor damage, and fortunately the remaining passengers were uninjured and able to safely evacuate the train.A total of 26 Firefighters, including the SMFD’s Urban Search & Rescue unit were required to respond to the incident to aid in extrication, patient care, and assist in the stabilization and evacuation of the train. Additionally, the SMFD was assisted by the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), McCormick Ambulance, and officials from the Expo Line. Train services were interrupted for several hours during the investigation.Tags :accidentColorado AvalanchecrashexpoLincoln Blvd.Metrotrainshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCommunity says goodbye to Stop’n CafeSMC presents “The Comedy Of Errors”You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agolast_img read more

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DADI Foundation Awards for Supporting Democracy

first_img LinkedIn 0 Pocket ← Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program European Commission Blue Book Traineeship 2018 → Similar Stories Reddit Deadline: 31 July 2018Open to: organizations from any countryAward: GBP 10,000DescriptionApplications are open for the DADI Foundation Awards to harness technology to support democracy. This opportunity will help to shape a paradigm shift enabling truly transparent and accountable governance in an era where we are at risk of more elections but ever decreasing democracy.The successful team will do an initial diagnostics session with tech and project management experts to identify specific support needs. Depending on their needs we will offer the following:Access to dedicated technical expertise including, where needed, assistance with user research, open source, agile project management, design and content development;Tech for Good advice, ongoing project management support and mentorship;Continued support to ensure sustainability and scalability.Focus AreasThe award will focus on:Increasing access to justice;Strengthening civil society;Empowering citizen journalists;Equipping future human rights activists and technologists to build and participate in more robust democracies.EligibilityThe Challenge Award is open to organizations from any country;The foundation may require additional due diligence checks if the successful applicant is registered outside the UK;They may fund unregistered organizations that have charitable purposes (e.g. Social Enterprises) providing the funds are to be used exclusively to fund activities, services or outcomes that are intended to further our charitable purposes and are for the public benefit;They will not normally support applications from large national or international charities i.e. those with an annual income in excess of GBP 5 million or charities dedicated to issues deemed by the Trustees to be already well funded within the UK or Internationally.Eligible ProjectsProjects that use technology to support or develop robust and inclusive democracies or that enable human rights activists or technologists to be better equipped to build and participate in such democracies;Projects of approximately 3-6 months (although we will consider applications for shorter or longer projects).AwardThe successful applicant will receive GBP 10,000 and expert support/mentorship.How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the application form.For more information, please visit the official web page.center_img July 19, 2018 Published by sanja Share 0 DADI Foundation Awards for Supporting Democracy +1 Tweetlast_img read more

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Assistant Professor of Management

first_imgThe Department of Management & Business Administration atSoutheastern Louisiana University invites applications for atenure-track position in Management at the rank of AssistantProfessor, to begin in August 2021.The Department is one of three departments in Southeastern’sAACSB-accredited College of Business. With more than 2,000undergraduate and graduate students, and approximately 50 faculty,the College offers six undergraduate majors and an MBAdegree.Duties include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses inManagement, engaging in research and publishing activity necessaryto establish and maintain AACSB qualifications, and service to thedepartment, college, and university. Salary will be commensuratewith experience and qualifications.Qualified candidates will have completed an earned doctorate inManagement or closely related field from an AACSB-accrediteduniversity by appointment date (August 10, 2021). While all areasof Management will be considered, special interest will be given tocandidates qualified and interested in the field of Human ResourceManagement. Successful teaching experience and an established ordemonstrated potential for an active research program aredesired.Interested applicants must complete and submit an onlineapplication.Additional required materials include a cover letter, vita, namesand contact information for three references, and copies of allacademic transcripts. (Unofficial copies are sufficient, butofficial copies will be required upon hiring.)Southeastern Louisiana University is an AA/ADA/EEOemployer.last_img read more

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Maggie Siff & More Set for Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class at Signature

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 2, 2019 Curse of the Starving Class Maggie Siff(Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)center_img Casting is complete for the upcoming off-Broadway revival of the drama Curse of the Starving Class by the late Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard. Tony nominee Terry Kinney will direct the previously announced production, which will begin previews on April 23 and open on May 13 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Tickets are now on sale.The cast will include Maggie Siff (Billions) as Ella, Lizzy DeClement (New Amsterdam) as Emma, Flora Diaz (Gotham) as Sergeant Malcolm, Gilles Geary (The I-Land) as Wesley, Esau Pritchett (The Night Of) as Ellis, Andrew Rothenberg (The Walking Dead) as Taylor and David Warshofsky (Taken) as Weston.Last produced by Signature more than 20 years ago, Curse of the Starving Class follows the Tate family, who are living a stagnant, unhappy existence in rural California and are desperate for a change.The production is scheduled to play a limited run through May 26. View Commentslast_img read more

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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 12, 2019

first_imgChick-fil-A reached goal of antibiotic-free chicken in all its restaurantsChick-fil-A today announced it has reached its goal of serving only chicken raised without the routine use of antibiotics, an ambition it set in 2014, according to a company news release.Chick-fil-A reached its “no antibiotics ever” milestone in May and will be touting the achievement on packaging in its restaurants next month. Matt Abercrombie, director of menu and packaging for the company, said, “Our goal was to pursue the highest standard and partner with the USDA [US Department of Agriculture] to verify it.” He added, “We worked with our suppliers to convert our chicken supply to No Antibiotics Ever, which was an industry-changing move, as the supply of No Antibiotics Ever chicken previously did not exist to match our scale.”Other restaurant chains that have reached the same milestone are Chipotle, Panera, McDonald’s, Subway, and KFC, according to a blog post today by Avinash Kar and Lena Brook with the New York City–based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).The pair said, “This reflects a stunning antibiotics success story that has unfolded across the U.S. chicken industry in the last decade,” pointing to the fact that 92% of US chicken sold last year was produced without the use of medically important antibiotics.Sep 12 Chick-fil-A news release Sep 12 NRDC blog post Study finds similar antibiotic resistance rates in sewage, clinical samplesA study today in Eurosurveillance suggests analysis of sewage samples has the potential to be used for population-level surveillance of antibiotic resistance, complementing current monitoring systems and providing clinically relevant data for countries where clinical surveillance is lacking.In the study, a team of Swedish researchers collected hospital and municipal sewage on eight and six occasions, respectively, in 2016, then analyzed 1,252 Escherichia coli isolates from the samples for resistance to eight different antibiotics. The annual mean resistance rates measured in hospital sewage were higher than in the municipal sewage for seven of the eight antibiotics, and a higher prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producers was also observed in the hospital sewage. In addition, E coli showing resistance to at least one of the antibiotics were twice as prevalent in the hospital sewage (36.6% vs 17.9%), and 10 of the 11 most resistant isolates were found in the hospital sewage.Comparison of the resistance rates in the hospital and municipal sewage isolates showed a strong correlation with resistance rates in corresponding clinical isolates from hospital patients and from primary care urine samples, with the stronger correlation observed between resistances rate in hospital sewage and hospital clinical isolates (r² = 0.95 and 0.89 for urine and blood samples, respectively) and a slightly weaker correlation between resistance rates in municipal sewage and primary care isolates (r² = 0.82). The resistance rates in isolates from hospital sewage were overall close to those observed in hospital patient isolates, while the resistance rates from municipal sewage were about half of those measured in primary care isolates.”In conclusion, this study indicates that resistance data obtained from sewage samples reflects well the resistance situation in the studied populations. However, in order to use sewage monitoring to predict the clinical situation in other populations, including those for which such data are missing, further calibration is needed,” the authors of the study write. “This calibration could be extended from E coli to additional important pathogens that can be present in faeces (such as Klebsiella pneumoniae and Salmonella enterica) and possibly from the study of human populations to husbandry animals.”Sep 12 Eurosurveill studylast_img read more

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Pep Boys Names Scott Sider As CEO

first_imgPep Boys has announced the appointment of Scott Sider as its new CEO, effective June 15. Sider also was appointed to the company’s board of directors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementSider most recently served as Hertz Corp.’s group president for Rent A Car Americas, the company’s largest division. It is a multi-billion dollar business with more than 3,200 locations and 16,000 employees. Sider joined Hertz in 1983 and, over the course of his tenure, assumed many leadership positions of increasing responsibility including area manager of Manhattan, divisional vice president – Western region, and president, off airport operations. He distinguished himself by focusing on customer and employee satisfaction, asset management and digital integration.In connection with Sider’s appointment, John Sweetwood, who is currently serving as interim CEO, will resume his position as an independent board member.Chairman of the Board Bob Hotz said, “We are extremely pleased that our comprehensive search has led us to Scott, a proven leader with automotive service and retail experience. The board of directors was unanimous in its selection of Scott and sincerely thanks John for his service as interim CEO.”Sider added, “My experiences at Hertz, which have provided me with an appreciation of customer satisfaction through differentiation, a deep understanding of vehicle maintenance and the need for continual process improvement, combined with Pep Boys’ iconic brand makes this a very exciting opportunity for me. I look forward to leading all the Pep Boys associates as we accelerate our sales and profit improvement.”,Carparts Distribution Center, Inc., a New England-based chain of parts stores and an Auto Value shareholder owner of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., is celebrating 45 years of business this year.While COVID-19 put a damper on any official anniversary events, the company has virtually and internally honored the momentous achievement.“Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we have still achieved a milestone anniversary” said Stan Lewis, president of Carparts. “I am proud of and grateful for every member of the Carparts family who has enabled us to thrive for the past 45 years, and I look forward to many more years of Carparts growth and top-notch service.”Since its founding in 1975, Carparts has been providing quality parts at the right price to its New England customers. Many of the company’s employees have been working in the industry for more than 40 years.The company currently boasts 21 Carparts locations including the nine recently acquired stores in central Maine, and works with dozens of traditional jobbers. Carparts also services more than 80 Auto Value Certified Service Centers in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.“Congratulations to Carparts on 45 years of excellence,” said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance. “All of the staff members at Carparts hold themselves to a high standard. We are proud to be associated with such a high-caliber company.”AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Country Focus: Singapore

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CXC dates, travel restrictions pose issues for Regional U17, U19

first_imgDue to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic forcing a shutdown of cricket in the Caribbean and the world at large, tournaments have been rescheduled or in some cases, even cancelled. For the regional under-17 and under-19 tournaments, the possibility of these tournaments being staged apart from the pandemic, also depends on the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) timeframe.According to Chief Executive Officer of Cricket West Indies, “[the] U17s and U19s will depend on the CXC exams and regional travel.”Grave added, “We are hoping that cricket can restart in time for the U17s and U19s be played as planned in July and August.” In addition to those two male tournaments, the female under-19 tournament is also considered high priority by CWI since it is expected to serve as preparation for the inaugural female under-19 World Cup scheduled for Bangladesh next year.Of that tournament, Grave told Stabroek Sport, “We will look to rearrange during one of the school holidays before the World Cup in January 2021.”He stressed the tournament’s importance stating that the tournament would be useful.., “in order for us to prepare and select our U19 squad ahead of the inaugural WC [World Cup].” CXC’s preparations have also taken a hit due to the pandemic with institutions forced to close their doors. According to a press release from the examinations council, “while the proposed revised administration schedule for the May/June 2020 examinations is July 2020, we continue to be guided by national protocols across the region.”Additionally, international travel across the region has come to a standstill and the Guyana government has gazetted a further closure of the local airports until June 3.Guyana often uses the Inter-County competitions as the basis for selecting and preparing their national youth teams and has already completed its under-17 tournament this year. However, the under-19 tournament has been halted due to the shutdown while CWI has already cancelled the under-15 regional tournament.last_img read more

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Projected Week 10 DraftKings ownership percentage, NFL DFS advice

first_imgWEEK 10 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup builderNFL Week 10 DFS Ownership: Tight EndTravis Kelce ($7,000) chalk out in full force again, even with the jump to $7K and securing his own pricing tier. With no Zach Ertz or George Kittle on the slate, its possible no other tight end hits double-digit ownership.Jimmy Graham ($4,600) could push for a medium-owned range among tight ends, especially after he and Rodgers finally connected in the end zone on Sunday night. … Jordan Reed ($4,400)  hasn’t popped off in ages yet there is a vacuum due to Washington’s injuries in the pass game. To Mahomes or not to Mahomes? The answer has usually been “to Mahomes”. The Chiefs enter Sunday’s NFL DFS slate as close to three-TD favorites, and this raises the questions as to volume and game script for daily fantasy football prospects in Andy Reid’s playhouse — as well as questions about projected ownership percentages in DraftKings contests. Will the masses march ahead against an overmatched Cards defense on the road, or worry more about the struggling Arizona offense sticking a fork in favorable game flow by halftime?I’ll reference UFCollective projections in analyzing ownership trends that should be considered in DraftKings GPP lineup construction for the NFL Week 10 featured slate. Week 10 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST  | KickerNFL Week 10 DFS Ownership: QuarterbackPatrick Mahomes ($7,200) gets a $200 bump to occupy his own tier and sub-tier in DraftKings cost, yet that 30 DK points in four straight games should keep him chalk. …  Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5,900) is priced right for a QB who chucks the ball at will and has a short memory.Marcus Mariota ($4,700) makes for an interesting punt play after showing that feeling has, in fact, returned to throwing hand — something he did on Monday night after DK pricing had been set. His ability to run bodes well for ceiling in GPPs, though it’s hard to imagine any Titans pass-game weapons going highly owned even at basement price..​WEEK 10 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsNFL Week 10 DFS Ownership: Running BackUFCollective projects Todd Gurley ($9,400), Melvin Gordon ($9,000) and Kareem Hunt ($8,500) ahead of the pack in ownership. Gordon and Hunt each saw $800 price increases this week, but they’re still cheaper than Gurley and in great spots. Gurley faces a tougher Seahawks defense while getting a price reduction for the second consecutive week.David Johnson ($6,800) has taken a hit to his reputation this year, though he could see re-imagined usage after the bye week with new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. …  Joe Mixon ($7,700) faces a Saints defense that has defended running backs well, though injuries to the Cincy offense could well force 30-plus touches his way at low roster rate.WEEK 10 DFS GPP LINEUPS:  Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsNFL Week 10 DFS Ownership: Wide ReceiverMichael Thomas ($8,100) comes off hero-balling on Fox’s NFL Game of the Week, and this won’t be lost on people playing DraftKings, especially when he’s playing a Bengals defense allowing the third-most DK points to WRs. …  Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($5,000) showed out Sunday night, and Randall Cobb’s struggles will contribute to Packers passing shares flowing to MVS.Josh Gordon ($6,000) plays in a Pats offense that spreads the ball fields plenty of mouths. This should depress his ownership, though I imagine a decent swath will be on the Malcolm Butler matchup. … It will be interesting to see if people stay away from an offense facing the Bucs, and since it’s the ‘Skins they might — even with Josh Doctson ($4,300) and Maurice Harris ($3,900) going as potential high-volume punts.last_img read more

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