Stakeholders trained for possible oil spills

first_imgMembers of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan Committee, first responders and department heads are among some 60 persons being exposed to training, to effectively and efficiently respond to both onshore and offshore oil spills.The Incident Command Systems and Oil Spill Response three-day training workshop which is being held at the CDC’s Conference Room, Thomas Lands, is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Natural Resources, ExxonMobil and the Civil Defence Commission (CDC).It seeks to improve the country’s national oil spill response capacity to ensure the well-organised development and deployment of systematic tools for command, control, and coordination of a multi-agency response to incidents. The course will provide the means to coordinate the efforts of individual agencies in their common goal toward the stabilisation of an incident and the protection of lives, property, and the environment.The training session is a standardised, on-scene, all-hazards approach to incident management and allows responders to adopt an integrated organisational structure to match the complexities and demands of the incident while respecting agency and jurisdictional authorities.At the opening ceremony today, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon noted that issues, such as oil spills, are a major concern for the government, given its emphasis on the creation and maintenance of a safe, healthy and sustainable environment within the context of its thrust of developing a green state and economy.“We, therefore, look forward to the production of our first oil and the subsequent exploitation of this valuable resource, but we are equally, if not more concerned about the preservation of our environment, the integrity of our coastline and the safety of our marine resources. Therefore, even as we place a greater emphasis on safety and prevention and mitigation of oil spills and its related consequences, we have to pay greater attention to these things not occurring,” Minister Harmon underscored.The State Minister who also has responsibility for Disaster Risk Management explained that the exercise is part of the government’s partnership with ExxonMobil to create an enabling environment for persons to benefit from various forms of training relevant to the oil and gas sector.He said that the administration is cognisant of the interest and in some cases unease that the citizenry has about of the consequences of a possible oil spill,’ as well as the potential dangers associated with the production of oil and gas. Minster Harmon, therefore, urged the agencies involved in the training exercise to keep the public fully informed of these and future similar activities.The session provides the working conditions that will see the coordination of efforts to ensure all responders are utilising standardised terminology, interoperable technologies, organisational structure, and management techniques. This allows any responder to have a common expectation and understanding of how agencies and departments will organise when working together in response to an incident.ExxonMobil’s Country Manager, Rod Henson said that the oil company was pleased to be a part of a training session that will help to strengthen Guyana’s national oil spill plan. “Those plans are evergreen, they always change and that’s normal and natural and we are happy to be a part of it and we are proud to help out this week,” Henson is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.According to the Director-General (ag), Civil Defense Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, the skill sets and best practices attained during these sessions will increase the knowledge pool of the members of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan Committee as they further the strategy.Craig also reiterated that the exercise will strengthen the response capacity and preparedness of all the agencies and ministries which have a role in maintaining the Plan.Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the Petroleum Department, Nicholas Chuck-A-Sang emphasised that the oil response is a national agenda that all government agencies must be exposed to.The workshop is the first of two Incident Command Systems and Oil Spill Response courses scheduled for this week. The other event is slated for April 26-28 at Splashmin’s Resort.last_img read more

Government starts Financial Hardship Property Tax program

first_imgThe Government is now accepting applications for the Financial Hardship Property Tax Deferment Program announced by Premier Gordon Campbell on Nov. 1, 2008.The Financial Hardship Property Tax Deferment Program allows eligible homeowners who are facing financial hardship due to current economic conditions to defer the 2009 and 2010 property taxes on their home.Homeowners may apply once they receive their annual property tax notice.  B.C.’s Financial Hardship Property Tax Deferment Program will allow eligible homeowners with at least 15 per cent equity in their home, and who are experiencing financial hardship due to current economic conditions, to defer their property tax payment for each of the next two years. Homeowners will not have to repay the deferred taxes until they sell or transfer their home, other than to a surviving spouse, but may pay the Province back earlier if they choose.- Advertisement -The Province will charge simple interest at the prime rate on the balance outstanding on the taxdeferment loan.More information on the program is available online By Telephone:Victoria: 250-387-0555Vancouver: 604-660-2421Elsewhere in B.C.: 1-800-663-7867last_img read more

‘Arsenal can’t afford to lose him!’ Fans react to injury scare

first_img Arsenal fans hope to see Aaron Ramsey driving through the midfield against Man City 1 Arsenal face a huge test against Man City at lunchtime on Saturday, but they may be without key man Aaron Ramsey.The midfielder injured his ankle playing for Wales in their 2-1 win against Andorra, with fans and Arsene Wenger facing an anxious wait to see if he is fitThis has naturally irked a number of Gooners, who are desperate for Ramsey to feature against the Premier League champions at the Emirates.Below are a selection of tweets from Arsenal fans following Ramsey’s injury.last_img read more


first_imgTHE LORETO Convent Letterkenny 5k fun run and road race will take place this year on Wednesday September 23 with organisers promising a great event.So there are no excuses for not taking part!The event will start and finish at he convent with a 7pm start and registration from 5.30pm. There are loads of prizes on offer.Runners entry fee is €8, it’s €5 for walkers and €20 for families. LORETO LETTERKENNY 5K DETAILS ANNOUNCED was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kdonegalloreto convent letterkennylast_img read more

Half-time: QPR 0 Hull City 0

first_imgQPR made an encouraging start to their first game back in the top flight and Steven Caulker almost put them ahead at Loftus Road.Beaten heavily at home on the opening day of their last two Premier League campaigns, Rangers have so far looked much more comfortable this time around.They were boosted by the inclusion of Loic Remy, who has caused Hull problems with his pace and movement.Having settled, Rangers began to create openings and Alejandro Faurlin – making his return to competitive action following the knee injury he suffered last November – dragged a shot wide.Joey Barton, captaining the home side with Clint Hill having been dropped in favour of Richard Dunne, then hit the side netting with a free-kick.As Rangers began to grow in confidence, Jordon Mutch – making his debut along with Rio Ferdinand and Caulker – headed wide from Remy’s right-wing cross.And with two minutes of the first half remaining, Caulker’s header from Barton’s left-wing corner was cleared off the line by Andrew Robertson. QPR (3-5-2): Green; Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne; Simpson, Barton, Faurlin, Mutch, Traore; Remy, Austin. Subs: Murphy, Hill, Phillips, Onuoha, Henry, Hoilett, Zamora. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why Question an Old Earth?

first_imgAn apologetics website has listed 21 reasons for believing the earth is much younger than secular scientists claim.At Apologetics Press, Jeff Miller, PhD, wrote an article called “21 Reasons to Believe the Earth is Young.” With sections about paleontology, geology and astronomy, Dr Miller provides food for thought who have always been taught that the earth and the universe are billions of years old. Often, that dogma is a primary reason that young people lose their faith in the Bible. But they never hear about the many evidences for youth. This is a handy list to consider and share.Thanks to our readers for the week-long Christmas break. Before news from 2019 rolls down the pipeline, we like to information that gives reasons to trust the Word of God in an age where science seems to make faith unnecessary.  It actually takes more faith to believe the Word of Scientists! We also thank our supporters for year-end donations. These encourage our efforts to get true science to the masses against the overwhelming forces that censor all mention of design. May you have a happy year in 2019.Note: Linking to an article does not necessarily imply agreement with all of a ministry’s positions. (Visited 970 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Tensive Parker Labs Conductive Adhesive Gel – with disposable electrodes (with Zeo)

first_img) perfect adds life to otherwise dead pads UPC 010315346069 , 788021713030 , 593159190130 , 728795136109 , 885437746383 UNSPSC Code 42251616 Posted on September 18, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories UncategorizedTags Tensive Number of Items 1 Brand Name Tensive so I am very pleased with it Bought this for my cleo ii as the pads do not stick well and i read online that people buy this gel to prolong the life. Well they certainly stuck to my face last night. Did not come with any written instructions though. A bit messy trying to get it off my face but when i read about it online afterwards it will come off with soap and water. So take them off, wash your face and hey presto job done. Definitely buy as it is so frustrating sitting there having pads fall off your face and it will save you loads of money buying new ones. This gel is absolutely great to prolong the life of face pads for those beauty gadgets that require replacement pads. Using this gel will prolong the life of the pads for weeks saving you money. The tube lasts for ages as all you need is a little bit. This gel does a wonderful job restoring electrode pads. It is also extremely sticky and requires very, very little to be used. It does require a cleaning agent be used on the patient to remove excess gel. Really improves the tens machine experience. I use a zeo sleep clock (discontinued) with disposable ambu blue p electrodes (the original headbands are no longer available). The electrodes last for about 5 nights, using hypafix tape after a couple of nights; applying tensive (as little as possible to center of electrode immediately before first use; spread with finger; wash forehead with water and soap after removal) gets another 4-5 nights. Makes the pads last so much longer and as u just need a tiny amount even 1 tube lasts ages i bought 2 tubes but wont be needing to use the second for a long time. Wow-works wonders for my Cleo Q! Works a treat and sticks very well. Got what i was looking for finally. Just a little dab on each pad does wonders. I have a cleo q and was struggling to keep the pads stuck to my face and they weren’t conducting very well because my skin is so dry. I got this and now i don’t need to tape the pads on and conduct really well so i don’t have to turn the machine up so well. This product solves the problem that many cleo users seem to have had with non sticky pads, so when combined with this, the cleo q is great. The gel is very gooey and gummy and sticks to your face afterwards but it does come off if you rub it and the hassle is a small price to pay for the huge performance boost it gives to my cleo. This sure does stock the pads to your skin. 🙂 perfect adds life to otherwise dead pads, just sticks to everything else too, and if you have arms/legs that are particularly hairy (which mine are not really ) then it hurts, secret is just use a tiny amount for perfect results. I bought this to put on the contact pads for my facial exerciser machine. I had stopped using it because the gel on the pads only lasted for a few days, then the pads kept falling off. This gel is much more effective, enabling me to start using the machine again, so i am very pleased with it. Sometimes the gel remains stuck to my skin after taking the pads off, i rub coconut oil into the gel (probably any oil will do) and eventually the gel will come off. Sometimes you have to keep massaging the oil in for a minute or two tho. But its’a small price to pay to enable me to continue with my machine. A tiny bit is all that is needed, as i discovered the first time i tried it, otherwise one has to peel the excess glue from one’s skin. As others have said, it extends the life of the pads considerably. Model Number 081574482 Specifications for this item Ean 0728795136109 , 0885437746383 , 0010315346069 , 0788021713030 , 0593159190130 Part Number 081574482 SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-09-18 04:42:58Reviewed Item Tensive Parker Labs Conductive Adhesive Gel, 50 GramRating 4.1 / 5  stars, based on  19  reviews See more product detailslast_img read more

Kerala police to investigate threat message from Pakistan insulting Indian troops in Kashmir

first_imgKollam West police on Wednesday registered an FIR and started investigation into a threatening message received by District Disaster Management Cell, reportedly from a Pakistan-registered mobile number.According to police officials, the WhatsApp message from Pakistan was followed by a video call.“The message, originally in Hindi, was typed in English. It’s a derogatory message insulting Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir and also threatening to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Later a video call came from the same number, but the Disaster Management Cell officials didn’t attend it,” said an official.Since the text landed through WhatsApp, the department has sought the help of Cyber Cell and will be contacting WhatsApp for collecting more details.“We have registered the FIR, but we may hand the case over to some other agency. Meanwhile, we have intensified the security of Kollam collectorate after the incident,” he said.last_img read more

Nadal pulls out of Mexican Open as hip injury flares up

first_imgRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stunner Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving FILE – Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his singles match against Belgium’s David Goffin on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKACAPULCO, Mexico — Rafael Nadal’s comeback from a hip injury is on hold after the second-ranked Spaniard pulled out of the Mexican Open, saying he needs more time to recover.Nadal was forced to retire during the Australian Open quarterfinals and hasn’t played since. He was set to play Feliciano Lopez in his opening match on Wednesday but said he felt pain during his final training session on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Nadal said “I think this is less serious than what happened there (in Australia). But there is a risk to make this problem bigger.”The former No. 1 still hopes to be fit to play in Indian Wells and Miami next month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal won the Acapulco tournament in 2005 and 2013. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Giants Hungry to Beat Redskins

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mention the Washington Redskins to Larry Donnell and the New York Giants tight end smiles.It has nothing to do either with the rivalry between the NFC East teams or that the Giants have won the last four games.None of that. It’s more personal. Donnell not only had the best game of his career against Washington a year ago, his three short first-half touchdown catches led New York to a 45-14 win in a nationally televised game made him an instant celebrity for a week or so.“That’s always what you want, and what you hope for,” Donnell said of his heroics. “If my number is called I am going to answer. How many times it may be, I don’t know? It will always be good to see it happen again.”Last year’s performance was memorable for the undrafted free agent from Grambling. He emerged in training camp in 2014 as the No. 1 tight end and had his breakout game against Washington, catching seven passes for 54 yards. He even earned his first trip to the main podium in the post-game interviews.Donnell finished with six touchdowns last season as the Giants continued their domination of Redskins.New York took the second game when Odell Beckham Jr. caught three touchdown passes in December.“He’s a heck of a player, obviously,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said of Beckham, who had seven catches for 146 yards and touchdown in the loss to Atlanta on Sunday. “Hurt us really bad the second time we played them. The first time, it was a tight end that got us.”The Giants are desperate for a win this time against Washington. In dropping their first two games, New York has blown fourth-quarter leads and lost late to Dallas and Atlanta.“We were up 10 points in the fourth quarter two times in a row,” Donnell said. “It’s not like we were losing by 10. We were up. We had it. We just didn’t finish. This is a game we need to win just to put ourselves in the race. We want to win to get the moral up.”This is a somewhat different Washington team. It has averaged 171.5 yards rushing and controlled the clock for almost 38 minutes a game.New York forced eight turnovers against Kirk Cousins and the Redskins in sweeping the two games last year.“We’re excited,” Cousins said. “You know, we’re 1-1 with a chance to go 2-1, a chance to take a step forward in our division, a chance to get a win against a division rival on the road, what a great opportunity, great challenge. We need to have an outstanding game.”The Redskins also want some payback, with the first game being the one that hurt.“It was a game that we expected to go out and play well in, and they embarrassed us, so yeah, of course we’re going to take that with us, but that doesn’t serve us any good,” offensive tackle Trent Williams said.“We can’t win a game off of last year. If you’ve got to dig back to last year for some fuel in Week 3, you’re probably in the wrong profession.”Donnell said his focus is to improve week to week.“I had a good game against them last year but that’s in the past,” Donnell said. “I have to get ready for this one and try to do the same thing.”The Giants are going to need Donnell to step up with fellow tight end Daniel Fells coming  off a foot injury and Jerome Cunningham out with a knee injury.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more