first_img Related Items:ground breaking, st. elizabeth, wind farm munro Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Long Bay High School construction starts RED STRIPE TO INVEST US$10 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARScenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Feb. 26 (JIS): Ground was broken for the construction of a US$89 million 36.3-megawatt wind farm at Munro, St. Elizabeth, on February 25, by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell.He was joined by representatives of BMR Jamaica Wind Limited, the United States Embassy and the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPSCo). The project will generate electricity using 11 Vesta Model V-112 wind turbines, and power will be transmitted to the national grid via a 69kV transmission line running 18 kilometres from the wind farm to the JPSCo’s 138/69kV Spur Tree substation in Manchester.Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, Mr. Paulwell said the project forms part of the Government’s push to lower the cost of electricity for Jamaicans. “The price of electricity must come down. I have a view as to where it must get for Jamaica to become first world, and for us to be highly competitive. It won’t happen in three years, it probably won’t happen in five years, but my view is that we have to have a minimum of about US18 cents per kilowatt-hour for us to achieve that target,” he emphasised.The Minister added that Jamaica’s oil import bill remains too high and investments in renewable energy are always welcome.Highlighting the value of the BMR Wind project, Mr. Paulwell pointed out that there are several new projects on the horizon from which the country will benefit significantly.“We have some baseload projects that are going to happen…a 190-megawatt LNG project which involves JPSCo, and I hear that the price should not exceed US12.89 cents per kilowatt-hour. I am very pleased, and as Minister, I am going to sign that licence the day it comes on my desk,” the Minister said. Mr. Paulwell noted that the new venture at Munro and two others will bring total investments in the energy sector to more than $20 billion.“Last week, I was nearby breaking ground for WIGTON-3 (in Manchester) and that will be an investment of $5 billion. In other couple of weeks, I go to Clarendon where another American company will be breaking ground for a 20 MW solar facility costing $7 billion. Today’s investment by BMR tops them all, totalling just over $10 billion. So, over the next couple of months, we will be investing over $20 billion in energy projects,” the Minister said.“This will record growth in our economy and very importantly for us, the creation of just under 200 jobs,” Mr. Paulwell added.Praising BMR for its decision to invest in Jamaica, Mr. Paulwell said it represents a display of tremendous partnership, especially in the present economic climate.BMR has also signed a 20-year agreement to sell power generated at theSt. Elizabeth wind farm to the JPSCo.The wind turbines are being installed on 75 acres of land which have been leased from the National Land Agency (NLA) in the communities of Hermitage, Torrington Castle and Chelsea. Recommended for youlast_img read more

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September 14, 2019

FOLIOs 15 Under 30

first_imgLet’s face it, your younger colleagues are often the ones that wrestle with the high-volume front-line work. Yet, what’s always amazing to watch is how they build products and systems that fulfill those duties much more efficiently—or how they come to the table with new ideas and enthusiasm that grizzled veterans have long been unable to tap. Once again, we’re happy to present you with FOLIO:’s annual 15 Under 30—our list of some of the brightest individuals under the age of 30 who are executing on some of our industry’s most innovative ideas.Lauren BertoliniContent Manager, Community Development, Gawker Media | Age: 25Deena BustilloCelebrity News Editor, Zimbio.com | Age: 27David KatzDirector of Audience Ad Product Solutions, Time Inc. | Age: 27Victoria JoyceSenior Integrated Promotions Manager, Cosmopolitan | Age: 29Jaime KochManaging Editor, Hardware Retailing Magazine | Age: 27Aram Zucker-ScharffContent Strategist, CFO | Age: 25Ashley DaSilvaAssociate Director and Senior Project Manager, ADC and GDC Conferences, UBM Tech | Age: 27Kaitlin HawkinsSocial Media Editor, World Literature Today | Age: 23Anthony PolcinoDirector, Ad Operations, Ziff Davis | Age: 27Kesal PatelAssociate Director of Technology for Marketing Solutions, Condé Nast | Age: 26Natalie SaccoDigital Media Manager, Penton | Age: 29Andrea MartucciManaging Director, Plougshares Literary Journal | Age: 25Sarah RedohlManaging Editor, Columbia Home & Columbia Business Times | Age: 23Meghan ServelloDigital Product Manager, ALM Media | Age: 24Shane SnowCo-founder, Contently | Age: 29last_img read more

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first_img Amazon Computers Computers Gaming Toys and Tabletop Games Does the Nintendo Switch Lite make the 3DS irrelevant?… A great NYC update to the classic King of Tokyo game, this is a family-friendly kaiju romp, with enough depth to keep more serious gamers interested. Also, the comic-style art is awesome.  The full list is available here, and below are my suggestions for some top picks. Note that these are potentially short-lived deals, so prices may change with little notice, and are probably good for today only, July 29. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.  3:53 Mountains of Madness, $25 See at Amazon I was waiting for this Lovecraft-themed game to get a deeper discount during Prime Day, but it never got more than a $10 cut. Now it’s a real bargain and takes the haunted-town vibe of the Arkham Horror game series to a global scale. The best tabletop board games for video gamersBest gifts for gamers going back to school Eldritch Horror, $36 Save $21 What’s that? Even with Arkham Horror (both board and card games), Eldritch Horror, Mansions of Madness and others, you still need more Lovecraft games? This one is based on one of Lovecraft’s best-known tales, sending you up an Antarctic mountain, where madness awaits.  See at Amazon Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Space Cadets: Away Missions, $39 See at Amazon Save $22 Amazon has quietly put a big selection of high-end tabletop and board games on sale. This lineup is largely different from the (also excellent) Prime Day tabletop lineup, so if you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for then, you might see it be below.  null 0 Iello Fantasy Flight Games Tags See at Amazon Save $20 Stronghold Games Save $15 See at Amazon Iello Ignore the $99 list price (it’s usually around $60), but know that $39 for this retro space adventure is still a great price . There’s a solid Star Trek: TOS vibe, with a shot of Mars Attacks, as you send crew members into the unknown. Literally unknown, as the maps of alien spaceships and planets are revealed one hex tile at a time.  Save $23 I haven’t played this one personally, but I’ve heard good things about it. A mix of Fallout and Mad Max, the stars here are cool-looking minis of various wasteland vehicles, all delivering food, weapons and other survival gear, while watching out for raiders. Note that Amazon claims this is discounted from an MSRP of $90. It’s usually available for around $60, which still makes this a good deal.  Pandasaurus Games Wasteland Express Delivery Service, $37 King of New York, $28last_img read more

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first_imgJewel Samad/AFP/Getty ImagesTeam India will take on West Indies for the first ODI match of the West Indies tour at the Guyana National Stadium on Thursday. After completing a clean sweep in the T20 series India will be riding high on confidence whereas the West Indies team need to make a comeback after their dismal performance in the T20 series.Preview, Prediction and Schedule Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesIndia is having a pretty easy time out against the Caribbean side. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma are in tremendous form. After having a magnificent ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with the bat, both players will be looking forward to scoring big in the ODI series. Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant after having poor outings in the first two fixtures is also back in form. With the inclusion of Shikhar Dhawan in the ODI side after he got ruled out of the World Cup due to injury, India will be looking forward to having a perfect start to the series. WICBOn the other hand, the West Indies team need to bounce back in form in order to avoid another drubbing by India. They will be relieved to get their talismanic opener, Chris Gayle, back in the squad but they clearly need their batsmen to deliver for the team.The Men in Blue are clearly the favourites to win the match as their weaker opponents have a lot to work on. Chris Gayle who is back in the squad after the Caribbean’s World Cup exit will bolster their batting attack and pose a major challenge for India.The India-West Indies match will start at 7 pm according to IST.TV listings and Live StreamingThe match will be telecasted on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3. The live streaming can be watched on SonyLIV.last_img read more

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first_imgThe student demonstrators demanding quota reform on Monday warned that their protests will spread all around the country if the protesters detained by the police are not released immediately.The leaders of Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad (Bangladesh General Students’ Right Protection Council) issued the warning speaking with reporters in front of Dhaka University’s central library on Monday morning.As the police tried to disperse the protesters, Shahgagh and Dhaka University campus turned into battlefield on Sunday night, leaving at least 80 injured, according to UNB.The news agency quoting the police said 25 students were detained from the spot.“We want to request the IGP (inspector general of police) that the protesters are like your brothers or children. They are not protesting against anyone, the protest is aimed at realising our rights. That’s why release the detainees by today (Monday) noon. Or else, the movement will spread all over the country,” convener of the council, M Rashed Khan said.The demonstrators demand reform in the quota system in the recruitment of the civil service, as they called it discriminatory and contrary to the value of merit in hiring process.last_img read more

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first_imgJulian Assange. Photo: TwitterWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son’s condition after his arrest in London last week.John Shipton — who was secretary of the Wikileaks Party when his son tried to run for a senate seat in 2013 national elections — reportedly visited Assange every Christmas at the Ecuadore embassy in London after he sought refuge there in 2012.”DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs) and the prime minister should in a nuanced way do something,” Shipton told Melbourne’s Sunday Herald Sun.”It can be resolved simply to the satisfaction of all. There has been some talk in a meeting between a senator and a senior DFAT official to extradite Julian to Australia.”Shipton said he was shocked to see the state of his son when he was arrested at the embassy on Thursday on allegations of skipping bail, and on a US extradition warrant related to a huge leak of official documents.”I saw him, the way they dragged him down the steps, the coppers (police), he didn’t look good. I’m 74 and I look better than him and he’s 47. It’s such a shock,” he said.”For months and months he has been living like a high-security prisoner, he can’t even go to the toilet. There have been cameras watching his every move.”Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that Assange would receive “no special treatment” from Canberra.The 47-year-old Australian had sought refuge in the embassy while on bail awaiting extradition to Sweden to face charges of sexual assault and rape, which he always denied.British lawmakers on Saturday urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for him over the allegations.Swedish prosecutors dropped a preliminary investigation into the rape allegation in 2017.last_img read more

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August 31, 2019

History on your plate

first_imgThey call it Daniell’s Tavern and they dish out some of the best recipes from the east, north and south of India. Of course I did a double take and checked out the name again. There’s a story behind it, the Sr. Executive Vice President and General Manager, Vijay Wanchoo had told me in a conversation. Daniell’s has a menu that revisits India from the eyes of Thomas and William Daniells. The uncle and nephew team came to paint the rich culture of India’s locales in 1786, in the midst of colonial era to assist the expanding British Empire. While they painted, they also got the chance to enjoy the local cuisine which got recorded meticulously in their diaries. The menu at this restaurant is right off those pages. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The restaurant greets you with a wonderful sense of comfort. It feels like splendid home to us localites, but for the foreign clientele, which Chef de cuisine Ved Prakash tells us – is the major bulk of diners;  it is a beautiful mix and match of luxury and indigenous charm. From the fresh marigolds on the tables to the live kitchen and the paintings on the walls – the romance fuses with the food on the plate. In a fresh innitiative to celebrate all things Punjabi, Daniell’s Tavern cooked up a storm. Apart from their signature dishes like Azeezun’s Glory (Navrattan Khaas) and Merchant’s Bounty (Keerai Masial), they dished out delicacies like Bhatti da Murgh, Macchli Amritsari, Maa ki Dal and Paneer Lababdaar. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixServed with Sadda Chawal and assorted Indian breads – ‘Punjab’ was quite a celebration. The Maa ki Dal was an absolute favourite. I do believe there is something eternally comforting about dal-chawal and no this isn’t the Bengali in me speaking! The Punjabi Meat Masala was perfectly done and that gets a thumbs up along with the Shamiana Prawns.The chef suggested the Tandoori Salmon (apparently a hit with foreigners) but it was turned down for the Macchli Amritsari – I was already bursting at the seams. Salmon is a very soft fish and it is almost a matter of mastery to not ruin it on the tandoor – definitely something to try the next time round.  With Hastings Choice (Matka Kulfi) to round it up – Daniell’s Tavern is not something you want to miss when you are at the Imperial. Pencil in a date soon! DETAILMeal for two: INR 4000 + taxes without alcoholTimings: 6:30pm to 11:45pmlast_img read more

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