PCJ Committed to Securing Affordable Energy Supply – GM

first_imgPCJ Committed to Securing Affordable Energy Supply – GM TechnologySeptember 9, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton Group General Manager at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Winston Watson, says the agency remains committed to securing an affordable energy supply for the country’s social and economic development.“Our strategy is to spearhead the development of a national energy portfolio, which takes into consideration current needs and future developments,” Mr. Watson said.He was speaking at the PCJ’s 35th anniversary luncheon and long service awards ceremony, held on September 5 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, in Kingston.Mr. Watson pointed out that the work of the organisation is now centred around increasing generation from indigenous and renewable sources; seeking investment for oil and gas exploration; and spearheading research in alternative energy.The General Manager noted that so far, there has been the initiation and implementation of seismic surveys to determine Jamaica’s oil and gas potential. “This is work we hope that will bear fruit in the very near future,” he said.For his part, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, said the PCJ has come of age and continues “to demonstrate relevance to today’s reality and responsiveness to tomorrow’s challenges.”“I think the mandate that was established for the company has been largely fulfilled. The company has been involved in a range of services. It is the umbrella group that takes care of our refinery, it has been involved and has gotten even more involved in the marketing arm (Petcom) and of course they are anxiously pursuing our adventure in oil and gas exploration,” the Minister said.He also congratulated the 39 employees of the PCJ who were awarded for their years of service to the company.“We want to salute our staff. Sometimes in the cut and thrust and the crisis of the moment, we forget those who really are the ones who enable us to achieve success,” Mr. Paulwell said.The PCJ was formed through the Petroleum Act (1979) and includes subsidiaries: Petrojam Limited, which operates the oil refinery; Petrojam Ethanol Limited; Petcom Limited (the marketing and retailing company), Jamaica Aircraft Refueling Services; and Wigton Wind Farm Limited. Advertisements RelatedOutstanding Students Awarded By Science Ministry Story HighlightsGroup General Manager at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Winston Watson, says the agency remains committed to securing an affordable energy supply.He was speaking at the PCJ’s 35th anniversary luncheon and long service awards ceremony, held on September 5 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, in Kingston.Mr. Watson pointed out that the work of the organisation is now centred around increasing generation from indigenous and renewable sourcescenter_img RelatedTraining of Young Persons in South East St. Andrew RelatedTablets Issued to 1,200 Secondary School Teachers FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

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MES holds annual Spelling Bee

first_img MES holds annual Spelling BeeMarch 1, 2016Peoples DefenderFeatures0 The annual Spelling Bee was held at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Landon Leonard, eighth grade, was the Spelling Bee Champion, earning that title by correctly spelling the words “planetarium and inhabitant.” Pictured, from left, Nick Roberts, MES Principal, Landon Leonard, First Place, Sam Crevier (eighth grade) Second Place, Aaron Lucas (fifth grade) Third Place, and Romona Applegate, Spelling Bee Coordinator. – The annual Spelling Bee was held at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24. There were 26 students, grades 4-8, participating. They are pictured here: Front row, from left, Jai Tackett, Sammie McCarty, Aaron Lucas, Ryan Scott, Skylar Grooms, Shawna Bryant, Gracee Thatcher, Ryland Wikoff, and Dylan Wages; Middle row, from left, Isabelle Ricketts, Hali Kimberly, Hannah Richmond, Dylan Pringle, Joelle Jolly, and Kendall Hitchcock; Back row, from left, Lexi Thomas, Sierra Shelton, Kiersten Saunders, Andrea Parker, Landon Leonard, Tyler Blizzard, Trinity Bell, Zach James, Dylan Adams, Sam Creiver, and Daryan Rigsby. – The annual Spelling Bee was held at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Landon Leonard, eighth grade, was the Spelling Bee Champion, earning that title by correctly spelling the words “planetarium and inhabitant.” Pictured, from left, Nick Roberts, MES Principal, Landon Leonard, First Place, Sam Crevier (eighth grade) Second Place, Aaron Lucas (fifth grade) Third Place, and Romona Applegate, Spelling Bee Coordinator.The annual Spelling Bee was held at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24. There were 26 students, grades 4-8, participating. They are pictured here: Front row, from left, Jai Tackett, Sammie McCarty, Aaron Lucas, Ryan Scott, Skylar Grooms, Shawna Bryant, Gracee Thatcher, Ryland Wikoff, and Dylan Wages; Middle row, from left, Isabelle Ricketts, Hali Kimberly, Hannah Richmond, Dylan Pringle, Joelle Jolly, and Kendall Hitchcock; Back row, from left, Lexi Thomas, Sierra Shelton, Kiersten Saunders, Andrea Parker, Landon Leonard, Tyler Blizzard, Trinity Bell, Zach James, Dylan Adams, Sam Creiver, and Daryan Rigsby. 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Landon Leonard, eighth grade, was the Spelling Bee Champion, earning that title by correctly spelling the words “planetarium and inhabitant.” Pictured, from left, Nick Roberts, MES Principal, Landon Leonard, First Place, Sam Crevier (eighth grade) Second Place, Aaron Lucas (fifth grade) Third Place, and Romona Applegate, Spelling Bee Coordinator. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_SpellingBee1.jpgThe annual Spelling Bee was held at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Landon Leonard, eighth grade, was the Spelling Bee Champion, earning that title by correctly spelling the words “planetarium and inhabitant.” Pictured, from left, Nick Roberts, MES Principal, Landon Leonard, First Place, Sam Crevier (eighth grade) Second Place, Aaron Lucas (fifth grade) Third Place, and Romona Applegate, Spelling Bee Coordinator. The annual Spelling Bee was held at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24. There were 26 students, grades 4-8, participating. They are pictured here: Front row, from left, Jai Tackett, Sammie McCarty, Aaron Lucas, Ryan Scott, Skylar Grooms, Shawna Bryant, Gracee Thatcher, Ryland Wikoff, and Dylan Wages; Middle row, from left, Isabelle Ricketts, Hali Kimberly, Hannah Richmond, Dylan Pringle, Joelle Jolly, and Kendall Hitchcock; Back row, from left, Lexi Thomas, Sierra Shelton, Kiersten Saunders, Andrea Parker, Landon Leonard, Tyler Blizzard, Trinity Bell, Zach James, Dylan Adams, Sam Creiver, and Daryan Rigsby. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_SpellingBee2.jpgThe annual Spelling Bee was held at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24. There were 26 students, grades 4-8, participating. They are pictured here: Front row, from left, Jai Tackett, Sammie McCarty, Aaron Lucas, Ryan Scott, Skylar Grooms, Shawna Bryant, Gracee Thatcher, Ryland Wikoff, and Dylan Wages; Middle row, from left, Isabelle Ricketts, Hali Kimberly, Hannah Richmond, Dylan Pringle, Joelle Jolly, and Kendall Hitchcock; Back row, from left, Lexi Thomas, Sierra Shelton, Kiersten Saunders, Andrea Parker, Landon Leonard, Tyler Blizzard, Trinity Bell, Zach James, Dylan Adams, Sam Creiver, and Daryan Rigsby. HomeFeaturesMES holds annual Spelling Beelast_img read more

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Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Recoups on Broadway

first_imgLooks like Broadway audiences love a good laugh. Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen, has recouped its full $2.75 million investment in just 17 weeks.Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run through August 25 at the Golden Theatre. View Comments Inspired by the works of Chekhov, the play takes the playwright’s classic characters and plotlines and transports them to modern-day Pennsylvania. Vanya (Pierce) and his adopted sister Sonia (Nielsen) have lived their entire lives in their family’s farmhouse. Their sister Masha (Weaver) has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia feeling trapped and regretful. Meanwhile, their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra (Grant) keeps warning them about terrible things in the future, which include a sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike (Magnussen). Kristine Nielsen Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike In addition to Weaver, Pierce and Nielsen, Vanya features Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen and Liesel Allen-Yeager. Tony winner Julie White joins the production on July 30, replacing Weaver in the role of Masha. Billy Magnussen Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2013 Related Shows Star Files David Hyde Pierce Shalita Grant Sigourney Weaver View All (5) Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike received six 2013 Tony nominations, taking home the coveted Best Play Award. last_img read more

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McDermott to Name DLV 2000 in April

first_imgMcDermott said it will hold a naming ceremony for its new derrick lay vessel, the DLV 2000, at Keppel’s Singmarine Shipyard in Singapore on Thursday, April 14, 2016.The DLV 2000 is a class 3 dynamically positioned vessel combining a 2,200-ton revolving crane with a deepwater S-lay pipelay system configured to install pipelines with diameters ranging from 4.5 to 60 inches in water depths up to 10,000 ft. The vessel can accommodate up to 400 personnel to facilitate hook-up and commissioning projects and incorporates a large, 43,000 sq. ft. open deck to allow the transportation and assembly of large subsea structures.The vessel has also been designed and constructed to accommodate a deepwater, 500-ton flexlay system that can be installed, at a future date, in response to specific market needs.With a maximum transit speed of 13.5 knots, the DLV 2000 will be deployed as a global asset within the McDermott fleet.“Fast, powerful and versatile, the DLV 2000 gives McDermott the capabilities to undertake projects that will expand our portfolio of target markets,” said David Dickson, McDermott’s president and CEO. “As the new flagship of our fleet, this will allow McDermott to utilize one vessel on projects requiring a combination of pipelay, heavy lift and offshore workforce accommodation that would normally have to be executed by multiple vessels. We also expect the DLV 2000 to provide McDermott with a key asset for field development in remote locations through the combination of these versatile construction capabilities and fast transit speed.”last_img read more

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Prisons and Courts Bill: don’t trivialise law, Bar Council warns

first_imgThe Bar Council has added its voice to concerns over proposals to introduce online courts, warning that the quality and reputation of the justice system must not suffer.Members of parliament will today gather for the second reading of the Prisons and Courts Bill – the first opportunity for MPs to debate the bill’s main principles.Under the proposed law, almost any party to a criminal court hearing will be allowed to take part by telephone or video link. The bill also proposes introducing ‘automatic online conviction and standard statutory penalty’ for certain summary-only criminal offences.The plans have already come under fire from pressure group Transform Justice. A briefing paper published by the charity last week said: ‘The criminal court proposals seem to have been introduced in haste, in many cases without research, evidence or informal or formal consultation with experts and stakeholders.’In a statement today Chairman of the bar Andrew Langdon QC said virtual hearings should remain the ‘exception rather than the norm’.‘Technology has the potential to enhance our system of justice and to provide greater convenience to some court users. If used correctly, it can also save unnecessary expenditure. But we must ensure that convenience and cost do not override other important considerations,’ he said.‘Defendants must be offered a genuine choice. They must also be made aware of their right to consult a lawyer,’ Langdon added, warning that the proposals could risk ‘trivialising’ certain crimes.He added that although certain witnesses benefit from being able to give evidence remotely, the physical presence of victims, witnesses, juries, defendants, judges, lawyers and the public is fundamental to how justice should be delivered. In an interview with the Gazette earlier this year Langdon also spoke of the benefits of continuing face-to-face proceedings in court.In a briefing to MPs ahead of the second reading, the council has also warned that:Issuing convictions online should be limited to low level offences, including those that would usually attract a fixed penalty notice.The secretary of state should not have the power – without wide consultation – to determine offences for which on-line convictions can be secured.Reforms to the roles and qualifications expected of HMCTS staff who will be authorised to take on more case management functions of a court or tribunal lack clarity.last_img read more

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Go For the Food: Manchester dishes art, diner grub

first_imgMANCHESTER, N.H. | It may not be spelled out in the Constitution, but the simple fact of the matter is, you really can’t run for president without grabbing some grub at the Red Arrow Diner.Every four years during New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, pretty much every White House wannabe makes a pilgrimage to this tiny almost 100-year-old diner tucked onto a side street of the state’s largest city. They shake hands, babble talking points, kiss babies, sometimes they even take a bite of the over-the-top delicious menu offerings.But your political aspirations need not be nearly so lofty to pay a visit to this diner, considered one of the best in the nation. In fact, a meal at the Red Arrow is a fine excuse for a family day out in this former mill city that is well into a downtown revival that has filled the streets with great eateries and good entertainment.Start your day at the Red Arrow, an official historic city landmark. There are booths, but it is way more fun to sit at the old-school counter. That ensures you’ll get sassed by the ladies dishing up the food. Plus, you have a better view of the case of pies piled mile-high with whipped cream and the towering layer cakes under glass domes waiting to be sliced.The menu is everything you would hope for in a 24/7 diner — monster stacks of pancakes and waffles, omelets of every design, oodles of eggs Benedict, and of course ample burgers and classic diner sandwiches. And everything is served up big. How big? Big enough — and delicious enough — that the Red Arrow merited a visit by Guy Fieri for his “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”During my recent visit, a tuna melt on rye with a side of hash browns was everything it should be — mayo-rich, toasted just right, tangy and just a touch sweet, and too big to pick up easily. It required great restraint to resist the feverishly tempting “Mug o’ Bacon” — 20 slices of maple-cured bacon served standing upright in a mug for just $13.99 ($19.99 if you want to keep the mug).No matter what you order, you’ll likely overeat. So waddle out and head for some culture. A few blocks away is a hidden gem — the Currier Museum of Art. Not only does this beautifully designed museum boast a robust collection of significant paintings and sculpture — including works by Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe and Henri Matisse — it is particularly well-suited for a family art immersion.Which is to say, it has just the right mix of classic paintings and funky sculptures to keep kids’ attention, and is just the right size so that by the time the kids get antsy you’re done. And bonus — the second Saturday of every month is “Creative Studio Saturday” (formerly called “Family Saturday,” but apparently that was too clear and helpful a name) when the museum runs special tours and projects aimed at kids.When you’ve had your fill of culture, head down a few blocks to Elm Street — the main drag through town — and head into Republic, a wine and tapas-style cafe with a farm-to-table vibe and a great cocktail list. Particularly if you come early, the kids won’t feel out of place and you can enjoy a drink and a few sustaining nibbles. Get the hand-cut frites (fries) and whipped fresh spicy feta and everyone will be happy.If the kids have lasted this long, they probably deserve a treat. Head south on Elm Street and you’ll stumble across any number of sweet treats from candy stores, ice cream shops, a French bakery, and a cupcake shop.If You Go…RED ARROW DINER: 61 Lowell St., Manchester, New Hampshire, 603-626-1118, https://redarrowdiner.com/CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART: 150 Ash St., Manchester, New Hampshire, 603-669-6144, https://www.currier.org/REPUBLIC: 1069 Elm St., Manchester, New Hampshire, 603-666-3723, https://republiccafe.com/J.M. Hirsch is the food editor for The Associated Press. He tweets at https://twitter.com/JM_Hirsch . Email him at [email protected]last_img read more

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Barça’s Champions League rivals: Borussia Dortmund, Inter & Slavia Prague

first_img CEST IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 22:53 Barcelona will face Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague in this season’s Champions League draw following Thursday’s draw in Monaco.Barça also drew Inter at the same stage last season, winning at Camp Nou and drawing at the San Siro. However, Inter are now coached by Antonio Conte and have signed Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, among others.There’s a familiar face on the Dortmund side, meanwhile, in the shape of former Barça striker Paco Alcacer, who joined the German side last summer on loan before making the move permanent.Czech side Slavia Prague complete the group but will have it tough against three of the competition’s better sides.  Full draw: Group A Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray.Group B Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos, Red Star Belgrade.Group C Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta.Group D Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow.Group E Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg, Genk.Group F Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Internazionale, Slavia Prague.Group G Zenit Saint Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig.Group H Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille.center_img 29/08/2019 Borussia Dortmund, Inter y Slavia de Praga los rivales del FC Barcelona en la Champions League 2019 – 2020last_img read more

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Paynter leads Lions

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL AND RUSSELL BENNETT PAKENHAM has bolstered its stocks and will be looking to break a 15-year drought…[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

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Documentary tells heroes’ story

first_imgBy Russell Bennett What started as just an embryo of an idea years ago has gone on to become Emerald’s…[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

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