Information Minister Lauds Sunday Herald’s Achievements

first_imgInformation Minister Lauds Sunday Herald’s Achievements InformationMarch 31, 2009 RelatedInformation Minister Lauds Sunday Herald’s Achievements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, has lauded the determination and commitment of the Sunday Herald, which has kept the newspaper going for over a decade.In a message delivered by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Faith Innerarity, at the Herald’s re-launch and Advertisers Awards Ceremony 2008, on Monday (March 30) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Miss Grange noted that the re-launch was taking place in a very difficult environment, based on the current global crisis.She added, however ,that challenges bring new opportunities and expressed confidence that the Herald will be able to exploit the opportunities and ensure the success of the undertaking. The Minister also commended New Generation Publishers, the new owners, for their courage in undertaking the venture at this time.Minister Grange said that the Sunday Herald has developed a reputation for fearless, investigative reporting.“This tradition will serve you well, as you seek to expand your circulation and grow your advertising support,” she said, as she urged advertisers to continue supporting the newspaper.Miss Grange also used the opportunity to reaffirm the Government’s commitment to press freedom.Chief Executive Officer /Executive Editor, Sunday Herald, Christene King (left) and Managing Editor, Sunday Herald, Desmond Richards (second left), present the ‘Top Billing Agency’ award to representatives of OGM Integrated Communications Limited, Creative Director, Colin Wheeler (second right) and Director of Client Services, Senya Brown, at the Sunday Herald’s re-launch and Advertisers Awards Ceremony, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, on March 30.She said that the Government cherished the view that freedom of expression is a cornerstone of democratic rights and freedom, and is essential in enabling democracy and fostering public participation in decision making.“It is also critical for individual dignity and building of our society,” she added.Managing Editor of the Sunday Herald, Desmond Richards, congratulated the stakeholders who have contributed to the success of the newspaper.“We are committed as ever to bring the news to the Jamaican public in a timely (and) accurate manner,” he added.Advertisers who received awards included: Waterworks Limited; the Marketing Counsellors; OGM Integrated Communications Limited; Creative Unit Limited; and Dunlop Corbin Communications. RelatedInformation Minister Lauds Sunday Herald’s Achievementscenter_img RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Advertisementslast_img read more

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Engineered Bacteria Uses Sunlight to Turn CO2 Emissions into Methane

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreScientists have engineered a bacterium that can take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into fuel in a single enzymatic step.The process draws on sunlight to produce methane and hydrogen inside the bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris, in essence reversing combustion. These engineered bacteria could guide scientists toward better carbon-neutral biofuels. Researchers published their results yesterday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Co-author Caroline Harwood, a professor of microbiology at the University of Washington, said the report blossomed from her work studying an enzyme called nitrogenase.RELATED: In Historic Turn, Global Economy Grows While CO2 Emissions Stay Same“We’re really interested in the enzyme nitrogenase because it does a phenomenally difficult reaction,” she said.In nature, the enzyme serves as a catalyst to help certain bacteria turn inert atmospheric nitrogen gas into reactive ammonia in a process called nitrogen reduction, or nitrogen fixation. The enzyme uses adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a compound that serves as an energy currency in cells.Without the enzyme, the nitrogen reduction reaction has a huge energy barrier and rarely occurs on its own.MORE: Gardening Giant Ortho to Drop Chemicals Linked to Bee DeathsResearchers wondered if they could tweak nitrogenase to work with other stable and inert molecules. “It’s been sort of recently appreciated that this enzyme is kind of promiscuous and can do other reactions, as well, only not as efficiently,” Harwood said.Some of her collaborators managed to isolate and alter nitrogenase to use the most oxidized form of carbon, carbon dioxide, as its starting material and produce the most reduced form of carbon — methane. But this modified enzyme was tediously produced in test tubes at small scales, which isn’t good enough for a process that might one day produce industrial quantities of biofuels.CHECK OUT: Honey Nut Cheerios Gives Back to Bees, Planting 3,300 Acres of Habitat“We wanted to see if we could get an actual living organism to do this conversion,” Harwood said.The team prepared a version of the R. palustris bacterium that was modified to crank out the engineered nitrogenase at full blast. In its natural state, the bacterium absorbs sunlight to produce ATP, so light helped generate the energy to power the enzyme in the modified cells.The researchers found that the modified nitrogenase could no longer fix nitrogen, but it could produce methane and hydrogen when the bacteria were illuminated.However, the new nitrogenase isn’t anywhere near as efficient at producing methane from carbon dioxide as it is at making ammonia from nitrogen gas. “The normal enzyme makes about two hydrogens for every [molecule of] ammonia,” Harwood said. “The altered enzyme makes a thousand hydrogens for every molecule of methane.”MORE: World’s Largest Vertical Farm Near NYC Uses 95% Less Water and No PesticidesDaniel Lessner, an associate professor in the department of biological sciences at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who was not involved in the study, said the findings chalk out a clearer pathway to produce methane, the major component of natural gas, from living organisms.“It’s exciting,” he said of the new report.Lessner studies a class of bacteria called methanogens that naturally produce methane. However, they use different starting materials, like acetate.“The methanogens require other microbes to provide them with other electron donors,” he said. “What you need then is not just one microorganism but multiple microorganisms.” On the other hand, the new engineered nitrogenase in R. palustris converts carbon dioxide into methane on its own in a single step, simplifying the process. And since it occurs in a living organism, the reaction takes place at ambient temperatures, reducing the energy required to produce a biofuel.RELATED: These Teens Developed a Seed That Can Cleanse Polluted Water“The process that’s naturally occurring is still more efficient, but because of the simplicity of this engineered organism, it would make it easier to manipulate the process,” Lessner said.Harwood said her team is now investigating whether they can tweak the enzyme to improve its efficiency in reducing carbon dioxide, as well as looking for other useful chemicals they could make.Show The Sunny Side: Click To Share – Photo by Jkrebs, CCReprinted with permission from E&E Publishing.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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On the beach

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New overall theme for CWD for next five years: ‘Power through Collective Action’

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 93 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share FeaturedLocalNews New overall theme for CWD for next five years: ‘Power through Collective Action’ by: – September 14, 2020 The new overall theme for the Celebration of Caribbean Wellness Day for the next five years will be ‘Power through Collective Action’, with a sub-theme ‘Stronger Together 2020’ for this year’s celebration.Over the last twelve (12) years, the overall theme for CWD was ‘Love that Body’ with a focus on preventing and controlling NCDs throughout the life course.For the next five years (2020-2024), the region will continue with the life course approach but will take into consideration a “whole of society” commitment.In light of this, Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Johnson highlighted a few of the objectives for this year’s celebration.Johnson said, “one of the main objectives in the celebration this year would be to raise awareness about mental illness and mental health.”According to him, a second very important objective is to address the issue of stigma and discrimination especially to the front-line, essential and other health care workers.“A third objective that we have in celebrating CWD this year, is to promote coping strategies aimed at reducing stress especially during this COVID-19 pandemic,” he addedIn an effort to promote both mental and physical wellness, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, through the Health Promotion Unit, and in conjunction with several stakeholders including the Dominica Wellness Association, Jungle Bay Resort and Spa, and Alliance Française de la Dominique, host its flagship event, ‘Yoga for You!’ on Saturday.last_img read more

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InfraStrata Appoints New Chairman

first_imgSea News, January 2 Between 2004 and 2009 Clive was a member of the National Defence Industries Council, (the Government and Industry defence consultation authority) and he was President of Tech UK, (the UK trade association for the IT, telecoms and electronics sector), between 2009 and 2011. John Wood, CEO of InfraStrata, said: Most recently, Clive was Group CEO of V. Group, one of the world’s largest providers of commercial ship management services with over 1,000 vessels under management. Clive held P&L responsibility, reporting to the main board, and achieved significant organic growth for shareholders throughout his tenure, also making several acquisitions. Clive also introduced a core operating framework and enhanced controls and governance which led to a significant reduction in overheads, as well as leading the recapitalisation of the business as required. Between 2007 and 2009, Clive was Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, and Chairman, QinetiQ Ventures for QinetiQ plc, formerly known as the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency which was subsequently privatised in February 2006. This signalled the start of rapid growth and the business now reports annual revenues of £1.4 billion. Clive held P&L responsibility for all operations outside of North America and during his tenure, undertook three acquisitions in Australia and two acquisitions in the information security sector. Clive was also Chairman of QinetiQ Ventures’ partnership with Coller Capital in the £80m Cody Gate Ventures fund. Between 1989 and 2007 Clive was an executive at BAE Systems Plc. He held several senior roles during his time there, including Chief Executive of Insyte, Managing Director at Royal Ordnance plc and Commercial Director at BAe Airbus. During his career Clive also held senior positions at Marconi Electronic Devices Ltd and Westland Helicopters Limited. Author: Baibhav Mishra “Clive has a very impressive CV and a demonstrable track record of adding serious value to businesses he is part of, so we are delighted that he has agreed to join our Board as Chairman. His wealth of experience and global network will be invaluable to InfraStrata as we focus on delivering significant contracts for our newly acquired Harland & Wolff assets and advancing our Islandmagee gas storage project in Northern Ireland. We look forward to 2020, which is set to be characterised by exciting new revenue opportunities and progression of our energy infrastructure portfolio, and I am confident that Clive will play a key role in our future success.” InfraStrata plc (AIM: INFA), the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects, has announced that Clive Richardson has been appointed as Chairman of the Company, with effect from 1 February 2020.last_img read more

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Violence Mars Italian Football As Rival Serie A Fans Clash

first_imgSupporters of Serie A club Lecce were attacked by hundreds of rival fans from Bari as they travelled to Rome for Sunday’s top-flight clash against Roma, local media reported.The clashes occurred near Ofanto, between Bari and Foggia, in Italy’s southern Puglia region.Fans of Serie B side Bari covered the road with nails, forcing a bus carrying Lecce supporters to stop, with several injuries and the bus set on fire, the Quotidiano Di Puglia reported.Bari issued a statement condemning the attack, and offering their support to their local rivals in the heel of Italy.“These are incidents that have nothing to do with the values Bari have always supported and promoted,” the club wrote.Lecce returned to the top flight this season after back-to-back promotions and are three points above the relegation zone.Bari were relegated to Serie D following bankruptcy in 2018, and are currently in Serie C.RelatedWhy Astori And Not Masiello’ – Bari Fans Unveil Controversial BannerMarch 5, 2018In “Europe”Parma Handed Five-Point Deduction As Calaio Gets Two-Year BanJuly 23, 2018In “Europe”Inter Milan fan dies in hospital after clash with Napoli fansDecember 27, 2018In “Italy”last_img read more

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The records tumble

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ATV theft a ‘jump’ in offences

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Galway and Mayo name their teams for Under 16 Ladies Connacht Final

first_imgGalway Under 16 ladies manager Gary Donnellan has named his starting fifteen for tomorrow’s Connacht Final with Mayo in Ballyhaunis. Lorraine Meehan from Dunmore McHales comes in at Corner Forward for tomorrow’s final. The Galway Team is as follows The Mayo Team has also been named and is as follows1 Michelle Treacey Westport2 Aoibhe Carrabine Kiltane3 Saoirse Walsh Carnacon4 Allannah Durkin Swinford/Kilasser5 Niamh Meehan Davitts6 Allannah Duffy Hollymount7 Kara Niland St Marys8 Ciara Whyte(C) Kilmoremoy9 Roisin Kelly Kilmoremoy10 Laoise Coleman Knockmore11 Aoife O’Neill Swinford/Kilasser12 Shauna Golden Kilmovee13 Regan O’Boyle St Brigids14 Lara Sweeney Knockmore15 Maria Reilly Kiltane print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img 1 Karen Connolly Corofin2 Sarah Fletcher Ballinasloe3 Maria Mitchell St Brendans4 Kate Screene Menlough Skehana5 Lyndsey Noone Kilkerrin/Clonberne6 Katelyn Hogan Tuam Cortoon7 Katie Quigley Corofin8 Niamh Coleman Menlough Skehana9 Lara Finnegan Tuam Cortoon10 Aoife Coen Corofin11 Ailish Morrissey Kilkerrin/Clonberne12 Rachel Dowd Menlough Skehana13 Lorraine Meehan Dunmore McHales14 Andrea Trill Claregalway15 Chloe Miskell Kilkerrin/Clonbernelast_img read more

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Outdoor Track and Field: NCAA Regional Recap (Day 3)

first_img 50.17/6th 20.58/4th Stephen F. Austin men’s 4×400-meter relay broke a school record at the NCAA West regional to earn their bid to Eugene. The Lumberjacks quartet of Hampton Hawkins, Torin Crowder, Josh Taylor and Cass Brown-Stewart finished third in their heat and fifth overall with a time of 3:05.65. 200-meter dash The Southland will send nine athletes in nine events including a relay to the NCAA Championships June 11-14 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Stephen F. Austin has qualified six athletes in five events; Northwestern State has qualified one athlete in two events while Oral Roberts and New Orleans have both qualified one athlete in one event apiece.Saturday 17-3/9th School Name Colton Ross 25-0/6th Long jump Justin Walker 400-meter dash Oral Roberts Josh Taylor Event Madison Reynolds *Karl Saluri 45.95/9th 4×400-meter relay Cass Brown-Stewart Stephen F. Austincenter_img *Stephen F. Austin NCAA West Preliminary Round (Results) | NCAA East Preliminary Round (Results) Justin Walker Northwestern St. Stephen F. Austin at NCAA West Preliminary Round FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Stephen F. Austin track and field closed the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds with another stellar performance on Saturday night as the men’s 4×400 meter relay team broke the school record to advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon. | Read MoreSam Houston State at NCAA West Preliminary Round FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Charles White complete Sam Houston’s stay at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Fayetteville, Arkansas Saturday with a 24th place finish in the triple jump. White posted a mark of 49’ 7.75” in the event. | Read MoreNorthwestern State at NCAA East Preliminary Round JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Justin Walker put aside the frustration of an earlier failed 4×100 meter relay qualifying effort and overcame his sore Achilles’ heel Saturday evening to win his heat in the 200 meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Round track and field meet, earning the Northwestern State sprint star a second berth in the national championships June 11-14 in Oregon. | Read MoreSoutheastern Louisiana at NCAA East Preliminary Round JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ten members of the Southeastern Louisiana University track and field teams finished competition in the 2014 NCAA Track and Field East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Florida. Junior Brett Olsen and senior Jeffrey Milliron finished in the top 30 in the men’s discus event. Olsen, throwing for 175 feet, .39 inches, placed 26th. Milliron came in at #30, tossing for a distance of 173 feet, .77 inches. | Read MoreNew Orleans at NCAA East Preliminary Round JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Darius Roy finished a successful freshman campaign in the quarterfinals of the 200-meter dash on the final day of the NCAA East Regional’s held on the campus of the University of North Florida. Roy got in as the final qualifier on Friday, and wound up 18th overall out of 24 quarterfinalists. Roy ran a 21.16 in the first heat and wound up placing sixth in his heat. | Read More Decathlon 100-meter dash 3:05.65/5th 7,497 points 10.31/11th Northwestern State senior Justin Walker won his heat in the 200-meter dash (20.58) and finished fourth overall at the NCAA East regional to advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. Walker also qualified Friday in the 100-meter dash and will be the only Southland Conference athlete to compete in two individual events at the NCAA Championships. New Orleans Pole vault 53.02/10th 400-meter dash 400-meter hurdles Jamal Peden Southland Conference Qualifiers for the NCAA Championships:  Mark/Reg. Finish *Stephen F. Austin – (Hampton Hawkins, Torin Crowder, Josh Taylor, Cass Brown-Stewart)*New Orleans Karl Saluri has qualified directly to the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the decathlon based on his personal-best score of 7,497 points, set at the 2014 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in March. Saluri score ranks 14th in the country. The decathlon is the only men’s event to not be contested at the preliminary round sites.last_img read more

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