New leadership at PIOJ and STATIN

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Finance and Planning wishes to announce the appointments of Mr. Colin Bullock as the new Director General of the PIanning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ); Miss Carol Coy as the new Director General at the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) and Mr. Everton McFarlane who will be assigned to the Ministry of Finance and Planning. Mr. Colin Bullock, currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies in the Department of Economics, was a former Financial Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, from May 2, 2005 to 2008, and also served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica. He is a member of Dr. the Honourable Peter Phillips’ Economic Advisory Council. Mr. Bullock will assume duties on April 15, 2013. Miss Carol Coy replaces Ms. Sonia Jackson, who has retired after 14 years of service to STATIN. Ms Coy was the Head of the Economic Accounting Division at STATIN, from 1984 to 2004, and was subsequently appointed Deputy Director General in 2012. Ms Coy assumed duties on April 1, 2013. Mr. Everton McFarlane, currently the Acting Director General at the PIOJ, will now be attached to the Ministry of Finance and Planning as of May 1, 2013.He will have responsibility for Economic Policy Coordination and Development Planning in the Office of the Financial Secretary. Mr. McFarlane was also a Deputy Director of Economic Planning and Policy Logistics at PIOJ. He spent six years at the Financial Services Commission, first as Director of Policy and Research and then as Senior Director of Securities Regulation. Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Honourable Peter Phillips, and Financial Secretary, Mr. Devon Rowe, have expressed gratitude and sincere thanks to Ms. Jackson for her tremendous leadership and contributions to development of STATIN.Contact:Communication & Public Relations UnitMinistry of Finance and Planning30 National Heroes CircleKingston 4Tel: 932-4656/4655/4660Fax: 922-2669Email: [email protected] / [email protected] RelatedPublic Servants Agree to Wage Restraint Advertisements New leadership at PIOJ and STATIN Finance & Public ServiceApril 9, 2013center_img RelatedNHT’s Contribution Will Not Affect Its Operations – Finance Minister RelatedCabinet Signs Off on Measures to Advance IMF Negotiationslast_img read more

US City Long Known for Coal Announces Pledge to Pursue 100% Renewable Energy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSt Louis, a city that currently gleans about 80% of its energy from coal-powered sources, has just announced its plans to became 100% dependent on renewable energy by 2035.The decision, which was unanimously approved by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, was passed on Friday. A team of environmentalists, businessmen, utility officials, community members, plan on working with city officials and outside stakeholders to map out a conclusive plan of action by December 2018.CHECK OUT: California Breaks Solar Record, Generates Enough Electricity for 6 Million HomesThe legislation, which has been called Resolution 124, is not only considered a conservational victory, but it is also a wise business decision for the city – in the United States alone, the solar market has increased 17 times faster than the overall economy. A report published earlier in the year also stated that the renewable energy sector now employs roughly 10 million people worldwide.“Renewables are directly supporting broader socio-economic objectives, with employment creation increasingly recognized as a central component of the global energy transition,” says Adnan Z. Amin, director of the International Renewable Energy Agency.“As the scales continue to tip in favor of renewables, we expect that the number of people working in the renewables sector could reach 24 million by 2030, more than offsetting fossil-fuel job losses and becoming a major economic driver around the world.”MORE: LEGO Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Goal 3 Years EarlySt. Louis currently gets about 5% of its electricity from renewable energy, but city representatives are determined to wean themselves off of fossil fuels, regardless of the challenges. The shift in energy dependency has already been put in motion, however, after the city’s electrical utility company Ameren announced a $1 billion investment in alternative energy sources last month. The investment is reportedly part of a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 80% before 2050.Additionally, the Missouri city is now one of 47 American cities that have made shifts towards sustainability. The entire state of Hawaii became the first American state to adopt the environmental goals of the Paris Climate Agreement after President Trump announced his decision to back out of the treaty earlier this year. Shortly after, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed his own executive order for his sign to join the international treaty as well.Click To Share The Groundbreaking News With Your Friends (Photo by Creativity + Timothy K Hamilton, CC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

New Cuts Art Centre looks to a brighter future with the help of PROLIGHTS LED fixtures

first_imgUK – The PROLIGHTS LED lighting range provides the ideal solution for multi-purpose venue, New Cuts Art Centre (The Cut), Suffolk.Since opening its doors 17 years ago, creative entertainment, education and enterprise hub, The Cut, has gone from strength to strength, becoming a centre for arts in the community, and now offers a full programme of activities, including; a weekly cinema, theatre, music, regular art exhibitions and an educational programme.Looking to the future, the venue decided it was time to upgrade their existing lighting rig in the theatre to LED. As the space is used for a variety of performances and events, they needed fixtures that were versatile, easy to use and that could work for a range of styles – PROLIGHTS fixtures proved to be the answer.Callum Macdonald of CM Lighting oversaw the specification and install of the lighting fixtures. He commented: “The theatre is a small community theatre that doubles up as a cinema. The programme mostly contains one nighters and musical acts, so I wanted to create an easy to use fixed rig. There are no dedicated in-house technicians, so re-rigging for each act was not a viable option.”After discussions and product demonstrations given by Benjamin Taylor of A.C. Entertainment Technologies – PROLIGHTS’ exclusive UK distributor – The Cut chose to invest in PROLIGHTS EclFresnels, EclProfile and StudioCob PARs.Callum continued: “I chose these PROLIGHTS products because of the light quality, colour and ease of use. In my opinion, the output of the saturated colours produced by the Studio Cobs exceeds that of some of the more expensive and popular equivalents out there.I was also really impressed with the EclFresnels colours, due to having both the lime and royal blue chips it is able to reach colours that a lot of base line LED fixtures struggle with while still keeping their intensity. Another great feature is easily being able to control intensity and colour temperature from dials on the side of the units. This was perfect for the brief of having user friendly fixtures.”prolights.itlast_img read more

Palm Beach Public

first_imgPalm Beach Public June 1, 2008 Regular News PALM BEACH PUBLIC Defender Carey Haughwout, left, presented her office’s annual “Gideon Award” last month to Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery, Alabama. Stevenson and his staff at EJI have successfully fought to overturn convictions in dozens of capital murder cases and death sentences where poor people have been unconstitutionally convicted or sentenced, said Haughwout. “Stevenson has initiated significant research in the areas of juveniles sentenced to life in prison and racial bias in jury selection and sentencing,” she said.last_img read more

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Marathon runner Noguchi ready to announce retirement: sources

first_imgMizuki Noguchi, the winner of the women’s marathon gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has decided to retire, athletics sources said Thursday.The 37-year-old Noguchi, who failed to qualify for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after finishing 23rd at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon last month, is set to officially announce her decision at a news conference on Friday, according to the sources. Noguchi was second in the women’s world half-marathon in 1999 and after a string of victories she went on to become known as the “Queen of the Half Marathon.”She won her full marathon debut at the Nagoya race in 2002 and went on to capture the silver medal at the world championships in Paris the next year.Noguchi followed up Naoko Takahashi’s 2000 Sydney Olympic victory by winning in Athens four years later and she set the Japanese record of 2 hours, 19 minutes 12 seconds at the 2005 Berlin Marathon.Noguchi was chosen to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she was forced to miss those Games because of injury. Marathon runner Mizuki Noguchi is seen with her gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. | KYODO KEYWORDS Mizuki Noguchi, 2004 Athens Olympics center_img RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more