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first_img At a meeting of ten countries from the English-speaking Caribbean region convened at St. George’s University in Grenada, UNDP’s Damiano Borgogno delivered a call to action. Read more at: UNFCCC Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Japan, UNDP kick start US$15M Caribbean Climate Change Project(UNDP, 28 January, 2016) – The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) today, in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature…January 28, 2016In “Belize”Is Pan Caribbean Climate Action Partnership the answer to building resilience?Consolidating the building blocks at the Regional level Country initiatives as potential models for regional action How will the Caribbean proceed The Need for Community Engagement What will it cost   (Global Frontier Advisory and Development Services (GOFAD), 20 September) In our Blog (of September 9), we provided a sketch…September 23, 2019In “CARICOM”Caribbean health ministers discussing new system in face of climate change(Caribbean Media Corporation) St. George’s, Grenada, Oct 17 – Caribbean health ministers are expected to approve a plan on health system reliance in the face of climate change at a two day meeting which ends here on Wednesday. “What we are seeing with respect to climate change and health is…October 17, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp UN Climate Change News, 21 February 2019 – Measuring, reporting and verifying climate action under the Paris Climate Change Agreement is being strengthened in the Caribbean region with the help of a new hub, with support from UN Climate Change. This month, a Caribbean Measurement, Reporting and Verification “MRV” Hub was formally launched, a unique collaborative technical institution where countries in the region can share expertise to foster regional excellence and generate stronger policy-relevant carbon accounting. The MRV Hub provides a mechanism through which country experts will function as a true learning, mentoring and resource-sharing technical cooperative Oct 7, 2020 Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… center_img You may be interested in… Sep 3, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Sep 4, 2020last_img read more

first_imgKrishna Godavari LNG Terminal recently received the approval from India’s Ministry of environment, forest and climate change to develop the LNG FSRU at Kakinada Deep Water port in Andhra Pradesh. The ministry noted in its filing that the approval is subject to a number of specific and general conditions including a clearance from the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife.KGLNG plans on developing the FSRU in two phases. The project would have a handling capacity of 3.6 mtpa in Phase-1 with the Phase-2 designed to double the capacity to 7.2 mtpa.The first phase of the LNG import project, which is to be commissioned 12 months after receiving all the clearances, is expected to cost around Rs 870 Crore. The second phase cost is estimated at Rs. 400 Crore and is scheduled for commissioning 24 months after the first phase starts-up, according to KGLNG.The FSRU will be provided by the U.S.-based VGS Group, the parent company of KGLNG. The vessel will be located some 20 km offshore Kakinada port and connected to the landfall point by a 19.1 km subsea pipeline.The LNG import terminal is proposed to cater the gas demand for power plants, fertilizer plants, chemical and petrochemical units in the region.1 Indian rupee = 0.014829 U.S. dollarsLNG World News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgHo ho ho… staff at Veale Wasbrough Vizards dressed up to take part in this year’s Santa Fun Run in aid of Help the Hospices. Colin Godfrey (third from left) finished fourth in the 5km race.last_img

first_imgA Hong Kong barrister has claimed pro-democracy protesters are ‘spoiling for a crackdown’ and are intent on turning Hong Kong into a ‘war zone’ with the help of the UK and US media.Speaking to the Gazette at a media briefing organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Alan Hoo QC said that mass demonstrations are ‘devastating the Hong Kong economy and the daily lives of the people’ and protesters are ‘promoting a culture of hate rather than discussion’. He claimed that the working class had been hit particularly hard and that many hospitality staff had been laid off.Hoo, is chairman of Hong Kong’s Basic Law Institute, a non-governmental organisation. He is one of the most prominent pro-Beijing voices in the Hong Kong legal community. He claimed today that demonstrators are on a ‘path to destruction not construction’ and ‘want the People’s Liberation Army to come out’.‘Protesters are trying to make Hong Kong into a war zone with the help of international media to make it sound more persuasive than it actually is,’ he said, adding that the Hong Kong government had suffered an ‘unfair coordinated media attack’.Martin Rogers, Hong Kong partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell and consultant for the Basic Law Institute, said: ‘It is distressing to me that the media hasn’t been particularly balanced…The police have shown remarkable restraint.’Rogers argued that ‘appropriate prosecutions’ are key to ending the demonstrations. He said: ‘If we get prosecutions going for sheer unadulterated violence, if 500 or 1,000 people go to jail for that, it will take the wind out of the violence.’However Professor Michael Ng-Quinn, a political science specialist with connections to the Basic Law Institute, said the Chinese military should be brought in. ‘The People’s Liberation Army should have been deployed as early as July,’ he said. ‘There is not enough police power, people power, in Hong Kong.’Ng-Quinn added that young protestors are ‘acting like they are living in video games’ and alluded to rumours that they are being trained by foreign agents.last_img read more

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share NewsPoliticsRegional T&T’s election commission dismisses claims by former PM by: Caribbean Media Corporation – September 10, 2015center_img 140 Views   no discussions Share T&T Prime Minister Kamla Persad-BissessarPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept 10, CMC – The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has dismissed a claim by former prime minister Kamla Persad Bissessar that her coalition People’s Partnership had been denied victory in Monday’s general election as a result of the EBC’s decision to extend the time allotted for voting.The coalition said it was challenging the results based on the unilateral decision of the EBC to extend the voting period by one hour due to the inclement weather.“The rules which govern a general election are quite clear. Strict adherence to these rules is absolutely necessary to minimize and avoid irregularities. Failure to do so will result in allegations and perceptions of unfairness and favouritism.”Persad Bissessar said that the information and data received by the party “strongly suggested that the People’s Partnership was comfortably ahead in the polls at 6:00 pm. The march to victory adversely affected by the sudden unilateral decision by the EBC to extend hours of the poll from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm”.She said that the “EBC cannot and should not change the rules of engagement without giving proper notice to candidates, political parties and voters.”But in a statement, the EBC said that “Section 71 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which establishes the Elections and Boundaries Commission also mandates its autonomy over the registration of voters and the conduct of elections in every constituency. “Additionally, the constitution allows the Commission to exercise their powers in an unfettered manner. Therefore, the decision to extend the hours of the poll finds its basis within the constitutional supervisory jurisdiction of the Commission in all election management matters,” the EBC added.In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the coalition, comprising the United National Congress (UNC), the Congress of the People (COP), the Tobago Organization of the People (COP) and the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) said that it had received legal advice in its change to the results.The PNM won 23 of the 41 seats that were at stake in Monday’s general election with the coalition, which had won 29 seats in 2010, only able to win 18.The coalition said it had “received reports that citizens were unable to cast their vote at certain polling stations because the officials of the EBC were themselves unaware or uncertain about the decision to extend the time of voting until 7:00 pm. Additionally, many citizens were unaware of this extension of time and hence did not cast their vote.”The coalition said that Rule 27 (1) of the election rules “is quite clear” noting that “the taking of the poll at each polling station shall be between 6 0’clock in the morning and 6 o’clock in the afternoon of the same day.“Any suspension or adjournment must be based on fair and adequate prior public notice to ensure there is a level playing field. Thus, the poll could have been adjourned to the following day to facilitate those who were unable to cast their vote for good reason. This has in fact happened in the past.”The coalition said that it had been advised that the “decision by the EBC to give an extra hour undermines the legal framework which governed the conduct of the general election and was tantamount of the shifting of the political goal post at the end of the game”.last_img read more

first_img Share Share Tweet 272 Views   no discussions EducationLocalNews JA Dominica Launches Grow Project by: – October 15, 2018center_img Share Sharing is caring! On Friday October 12th 2018 Junior Achievement Dominica, Youth Development Division- 4-H Program, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and other partners launched the long awaited GROW PROJECT at the Newtown Primary School.The day comprised of an awareness walk from the Newtown Savannah, local grown food exhibition, chorale speech presentations, a tour of the garden and hands on activities and demonstrations of planting on the site with the children.The Grow Project was launched along with the World Food Day Committee to kick start the official World Food Day which is carded for October 16th 2018. This year’s World Food Day is under the theme “Our actions are our future. A #zero hunger World by 2030 is possible”.A press release started that it was fitting that the Grow Project, a strategy developed by the Junior Achievement Program with continuous support from the Youth Development Division (YDD) – 4-H Program was officially launched.The release further stated that when this project is implemented it will allow schools to incorporate a garden into their school curriculum and allow them to get help from technical volunteers to kick start their School Garden Club. Thus encouraging students and their parents to invest in back yard gardens at home as well.Food security for the island of Dominica is a very important concern especially after Hurricane Maria devastated our local food market. As an island focused on resilience, sustainability and climate awareness it is a fact that we have to accept that going back to the basics of planting one’s own food and having access to home grown local foods is one of the best resiliency approaches to building back after disasters the release stated.– / 16last_img read more

first_imgFarmington Hills city council members will elect a mayor pro-tem during their November 25, 7:30 p.m. meeting.Officials will hold a study session at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. They’ll talk about city council rules, guidelines, policies, and procedures, and receive a financial update.Also at 7:30 p.m.:Proclamation recognizing November 30, 2019 as Small Business SaturdayProclamation recognizing Theresa Rich for exemplary service to Farmington HillsPresentation and acceptance of the City’s FY 2018/19 Audited Comprehensive Annual Financial ReportAgendas for both meetings are posted at Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgCare By Design Health and Wellness Market, Inc. in Farmington is thrilled to announce the return of our kombucha on tap beginning Tuesday, July 21!Due to COVID-19 and the storefront being closed, we had to suspend the serving of kombucha for several months. We are excited to be able to offer our delicious kombucha again to our customers. Our kombucha is brewing and will be ready soon!For the week of July 21, we will be offering our Cherry Goodness kombucha…more flavors are brewing, and we are also testing out some new flavors and variations, including coffee kombucha!If you’ve tried kombucha elsewhere and weren’t a fan, don’t write it off until you try ours!We use our special blend of teas, and the vinegar taste that is prevalent in some kombuchas is not as noticeable in our version because of the teas we use in the brewing process.Kombucha is a fermented tea that boasts a variety of health benefits due to the probiotics, antioxidants, and antimicrobial properties that are beneficial to your digestive system and overall health.As Annette says, “It’s like little scrub brushes for your gut!”We can’t wait to see you in the market and serve up some Cherry Goodness kombucha!To learn more about Care By Design Health and Wellness Market, Inc., visit, call 248.907.0400, or email Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgVaunix Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of USB controlled and powered test equipment, has announced additions to their LDA Digital Attenuators line. Five of their LDA Digital Attenuators are now available with N-Type Connectors. The LDA series of Lab Brick® Digital Attenuators includes 50 Ohm RF step attenuators with calibrated operation up to 6 GHz. These units connect to a USB port for control and power and require no additional DC supply voltage. They are easily programmable for fixed attenuation or swept attenuation ramps directly from the included GUI. Lab Brick Digital Attenuator API DLL and LabVIEW-compatible drivers are also available for custom programming applications. Lab Brick Digital Attenuators are ideal for engineering and production test laboratories as well as integration into high speed automatic-test-equipment (ATE) systems. They can also be used in development of low-cost fading simulators for Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and Single Input Multiple Output (SIMO) communication systems such as WiMAX, 3G and LTE. They are based on solid state attenuator technology for excellent repeatability of attenuation values. The new models include: LDA-102N, .1-1000 MHz; LDA-602N, 6-6000 MHz; LDA-302P-HN, 10-3000 MHz,  2 watts, 0.5 dB; LDA-302P-1N, 10-3000 MHz, 2 watts, 1.0 dB; and LDA-302P-2N, 10-3000 MHz, 2 watts, 2.0 dB. The complete line of the LDA Series digital attenuators from Vanuix can be seen on everything RF. View the Vaunix Technology Corporation Profile.last_img read more

first_imgLeading semiconductor solutions provider, Broadcom Inc, has released the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E / Bluetooth Combo Chipset. Wi-Fi 6E extends the Wi-Fi 6 standard to support the soon-to-be-operational 6 GHz band with wider 160 MHz channel bandwidths that double Wi-Fi speeds and cut latency in half compared to Wi-Fi 5. The BCM4389 delivers over 2 Gbps of real-world speeds and has up to five times better battery utilization, making it an ideal solution for flagship smartphones and future AR/VR devices.Wi-Fi 6E builds on the rich feature set of Wi-Fi 6, which includes improved performance in crowded environments, advanced roaming capabilities and increased security. This enhancement of Wi-Fi 6 uses new spectrum in the 6 GHz band to deliver multi-gigabit speeds while avoiding congestion with legacy devices. The BCM4389 expands on the accelerated deployment of Wi-Fi 6, delivering a steady, swift and secure consumer experience in tandem with over 150 million smartphones already in the market. With the additional innovations of Wi-Fi 6E, it unlocks high-speed bi-directional video applications and augmented reality.The BCM4389 also brings advanced multi-radio technology to Bluetooth. Inspired by sophisticated Wi-Fi communication techniques such as multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and beamforming, the device improves audio performance and range for any connected Bluetooth accessory. Phones equipped with the BCM4389 will provide a seamless, “glitch-free” audio experience with popular Bluetooth headsets even in congested places such as subway stations.In yet another first, the device utilizes Broadcom’s new tri-band simultaneous (TBS) connectivity architecture to mobile devices. In addition to having two main Wi-Fi radios and a MIMO Bluetooth radio, this chipset incorporates a third ultra-low-power independent radio for optimizing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth performance.The three-radio architecture:Enables always-on Bluetooth discovery for faster pairing with accessories and interference mitigation. Phones and headsets can now pair faster.Quickly scans for interference-free Wi-Fi networks to connect to while main Wi-Fi radios provide data, voice and video services. Phones seamlessly switch to networks with better Quality-of-Service (QoS).Improves indoor location accuracy with always-on scanning and little impact on battery life.Enables the BCM4389 to deliver up to five times better battery utilization than current flagship connectivity solutions.The BCM4389 will benefit from a full ecosystem of Wi-Fi 6E products, including home routers, residential gateways, enterprise access points, and AR/VR devices. The new 6 GHz spectrum band is expected to be operational in the United States in 2020, and a wide range of 6 GHz enabled devices will be available at launch.Key Features of the BCM4389 Smartphone Combo Chip:Support for 2 streams of Wi-Fi 6EMulti-Radio Bluetooth 5 with antenna beamformingTri-Band Simultaneous (TBS) architecture including a dedicated background scan radioSimultaneous dual-band operation2.63 Gbps PHY rateOperation in 2.4 GHz and 5.1-7.125 GHz unlicensed band160 MHz channel bandwidth1024-QAM modulationOFDMAMU-MIMOClick here to learn more about the Wi-Fi 6E Chipset from Broadcom.last_img read more