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September 4, 2021

Up the blockchain beanstalk in search of a golden goose

So how do we cut through the hype and create a real use case for the technology in specific industries such as healthcare, law, or fintech?I chatted to a healthcare blockchain entrepreneur Alessandra Sollberger. She sees genuine potential in blockchain.“It can allow patients to share their health records when and how they prefer. It can enable pharma companies to track their whole supply chain and offer transparency.”However, she also advises caution, as the technology is still very young, noting that “it will take time to get to the standards that will allow us to build mainstream applications”.Kaidi Ruusalepp, chief executive of fintech platform Funderbeam that uses blockchain to record transactions, also believes that it is still very early days.But she observes that blockchain has already succeeded in making the financial sector question the efficiency of its business models and open minds about alternatives, like Initial Coin Offerings which are a new way to raise capital.So the potential benefits exist, they just haven’t been realised yet.What does that mean from an investment perspective? James Roy Poulter, chief executive of blockchain advisory The Reserve, summarises it succinctly: “The great minds in blockchain are building the future of governance, economics, politics, and money. This doesn’t mean that they – or the tokens tied to them – are worth trading the ‘invaluable family cow’ in for, but they will absolutely change the world more than we can imagine.”It seems that there is no shortage of people buying into the belief of the capability of magic blockchain beans – but we’ve still a long way to go before that goose can deliver us an endless supply of golden eggs.Now where do I find me some of those magic beans?Read more: Why are Premier League clubs now doing deals in Bitcoin? Up the blockchain beanstalk in search of a golden goose Bindi KariaBindi Karia is founder and chief executive of boutique advisory firm Bindi Ventures and an ambassador for Innovate Finance. Remember the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, when the hero traded his very last asset – the valuable family cow – for a handful of magic beans, and by some miracle of climbing the resulting beanstalk he ended up living happily ever after, thanks to proceeds from a bag of gold, a golden goose, and a harp stolen from the evil ogre’s castle in the sky?In the world that I run in, one of the main technology waves I continuously hear about from my community of entrepreneurs, investors and corporates is the 2018 version of the magic beans: the “blockchain”. Share Friday 31 August 2018 9:06 am So how exactly does one define blockchain, and why am I comparing it to a fairytale?Read more: World Bank issues the world’s first blockchain ‘Bondi’ securityTo answer the first question I reached out to the community. And, unsurprisingly, every person I spoke to had a differing definition.This in itself is telling.The Wikipedia definition is a good start: “A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Blockchains which are readable by the public are widely used by cryptocurrencies (i.e. bitcoin or ethereum). Private blockchains have been proposed for business use.” “We are still working out the principles of photosynthesis, let alone cultivating magic beans or sustaining bean crops. You have to invest in the underlying chemicals, factories of biochemistry, petri dishes, hydroponic watering systems, and greenhouses before you can actually grow the beanstalk.”But blockchain has become more than an investable technology. People are betting the farm and the last surviving family bovine for the sake of the idealistic pursuit of decentralisation and equality – but also for that bag of gold in the sky.The future is uncertain, the risks are high, but the potential payoff makes it seem worth it.Toby Lewis, chief executive and founder of Novum Insights, a market monitor for blockchain and emerging technologies, notes that there’s an awareness of this even within the industry.“People in blockchain certainly joke about how they are working for magic beans – a.k.a. tokens.” He’s tracked 5,800 tokens and blockchain startups, and even the fledgling ones can often raise eye-watering sums of capital. Magic beans indeed. From a Silicon Valley perspective, it all gets a bit more enthusiastic. Tweets from Naval Ravikant, chief executive and founder of AngelList, call blockchain “a new invention that allows meritorious participants in an open network to govern without a ruler and without money”.And if you want even more exuberance, prominent Silicon Valley investor and blockchain enthusiast Tim Draper stated during a recent debate: “the magnitude and importance of bitcoin and the technology behind it – blockchain – surpass major technological epochs such as the Iron Age, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution”.At a fundamental level, blockchain is an emerging technology infrastructure for a nascent new economy, underpinning trends such as cryptocurrencies.However, much like the internet in the late nineties, we are at the stage where the real potential of the magic beans is still an unknown, so people are investing in the building blocks of the technology.Richard Muirhead, founding partner of Fabric Ventures which invests in blockchain technologies, takes the fairytale analogy further to explain where we’re at now. whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoVitaminewsShe Had No Clue Why The Crowd Started Cheering HerVitaminewsUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndo read more

August 18, 2021

Out of Step with Movie History

first_imgFilmOut of Step with Movie HistoryA look at La La Land, today’s Singing in the RainBy Steve Erickson – February 15, 2017745ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAren’t musicals stupid? Aren’t they so constrained by their conventions that the best they can do is fetishize the artifice that makes them stagy and inert? Didn’t they exhaust their cultural resonance sometime around 1961’s West Side Story, or maybe I mean 1953’s The Band Wagon, or maybe what I really mean is 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain, the genre’s one unassailable stroke of genius because you can omit all the music (which admittedly is pretty good) and still have a witty satire of the movies, including musicals? That the form always strains to justify itself, balancing varying degrees of preposterousness that are bound to take you out of whatever dramatic or comedic framework was constructed to contain the music, can’t help raising questions as to whether the effort of creating or watching it is worth it. Singing early-20th-century gangsters in Chicago, which tries to be dangerous and is just lame! Singing 19th-century Parisian revolutionaries in Les Misérables, which is lifeless once Anne Hathaway finishes stealing her Oscar with the movie’s only exceptional song, “I Dreamed a Dream”! Singing wannabe actors (as directed by Damien Chazelle of 2014’s woefully overrated Whiplash) dancing on their cars in this year’s La La Land, which…which…Which is sensational, actually.Back in the day, the first eight Oscar shows I watched on TV as a kid awarded their top prize to musicals four groan-inducing times. Among these was Oliver!, which came out in 1968, the single darkest year of the last half of the 20th century: Following 12 months of riots, assassinations, Richard Nixon’s election, and the Tet Offensive, an Oscar for Oliver! (over 2001: A Space Odyssey, which wasn’t nominated) couldn’t have seemed more clueless; I suspect some people reading this will never have heard of it, let alone seen it. Nearly half a century later the movie academy likes to suppose it’s hipper and may—considering not only last year’s all-white awards but the elevation to the presidency of a quasi-gangster endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan—feel compelled to confirm this. And should it come to pass that the racially conscious Fences or Moonlight or Loving wins Best Picture as the result of an impulse on the academy’s part to address a meaner era, I would not only fully understand but embrace it. The irony, however, is that after the long history of vacuous waddling musicals triumphing over leaner, edgier pictures, this time it is the musical in the running that’s the most deserving of the bunch.If I could overcome my pathetic inability to write in the sort of sound bites that sweep movie advertising like locusts (I’ve been quoted exactly twice in 16 years), I might call La La Land the “best Hollywood musical since Singin’ in the Rain!” or something comparably excitable. But let’s settle instead for pondering how woefully underrated director Damien Chazelle pulled it off. In a genre-busting season distinguished by the noir western Hell or High Water and the brainy science-fiction epic Arrival, and avoiding the nitwittery of Whiplash that insisted jazz genius Charlie Parker was great only because he was bullied into it, Chazelle doesn’t sidestep musical clichés but triples down on them. That bravura opening of aspiring young movie stars caught in their own traffic jam—pirouetting across automobile rooftops on the 110 freeway—goes beyond the preposterous into the laughable and then beyond the laughable into the how-the-hell-did-they-do-that euphoric. Chazelle loves the clichés, reminding us in La La Land why we once loved them and how they became clichés in the first place. The movie is smart enough to have a modicum of meta self-awareness while guileless enough to hang onto its heart as exemplified by Emma Stone, who gets an able assist from Ryan Gosling. The music by Justin Hurwitz is at once confidently old-school and instant-classic timeless, and the dazzling production design interchanges the Los Angeles of our waking hours with the L.A. of our dreams as easily as twilight slipping into dawn.La La Land ’s apotheosis confronts the academy with a paradox as perennial as 1982’s Gandhi versus E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and 1990’s Dances with Wolves versus Goodfellas or, put another way, relevantly high-minded Oscar winners you never watch again versus escapist Oscar losers you watch all the time. Of course I’ve stacked the deck here. In retrospect, casting La La Land as an underdog in any way, shape, or form may prove ludicrous when it turns out to be the Oscar juggernaut it’s looked like ever since the Toronto International Film Festival a country’s lifetime ago, before Lincoln’s America 2.0 invented at Gettysburg gave way to the current 3.0 of recent electoral rubble. Maybe the lilting luxury of a valentine to dreams and dreamers’ well-worn trajectories is one we can’t afford or, worse, don’t deserve anymore; whether or not we deserve La La Land, it probably deserves better than us.Best Hollywood musical since Singin’ in the Rain. TAGSsinging in the rainMusicalMovieLa La LandPrevious articleAmerican Wine? Whine Not!Next articleSome Genius Is Working to Provide Homes for Refugees—in Trump TowerSteve Erickson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Guide to Some of L.A.’s Less Obvious Film LocationsSarah Paulson Steps Into Another Surprising RoleHow to See 20 of L.A.’s Most Iconic Film Locations in Just One Daylast_img read more

June 17, 2021

UN System must be Reformed – Hylton

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Anthony Hylton, has said that the United Nations system must be reformed to make it more accountable and responsive to the interests and concerns of all its member states.“The reformed United Nations should result in a principled, inclusive and democratic forum to the extent that it provides full opportunity to all states to participate in and to benefit from the global system,” the Senator said in his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Upper House on Friday (Jan. 19).He added that “meaningful reform implies that all the organs of the United Nations, including the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council are strengthened, renewed and revitalized, so that they become effective in the discharge of their mandates”.In the meantime, the Minister said that Jamaica continued to pursue multilateral opportunities through the Non Aligned Movement and Group of 77 (G-77), so as to further the country’s interests.“Jamaica, for example, used the opportunity at the 14th Summit of the Non Aligned Movement in Cuba this year, to promote and gain political support from its developing country partners, for issues that are critical to our interest, namely energy, security and sustainable development,” informed Mr. Hylton.He noted that collaboration with other developing countries was not always easy but “members of the G-77, which in fact now has 131 member states and China, have always recognised that their common interests far outweigh their differences”.“We experienced that firsthand when Jamaica had responsibility to co-ordinate and lead the negotiation for the Group in 2005. The second G-77 Summit in 2005, under Jamaica’s chairmanship, resulted in among other things, a comprehensive plan of action for south-south cooperation,” said Senator Hylton. RelatedUN System must be Reformed – Hylton UN System must be Reformed – Hylton UncategorizedJanuary 22, 2007 RelatedUN System must be Reformed – Hyltoncenter_img RelatedUN System must be Reformed – Hylton Advertisementslast_img read more

June 16, 2021

New campaign urging Tasmanians to Play it COVID safe at hospitality venues

first_imgNew campaign urging Tasmanians to Play it COVID safe at hospitality venues Mark Shelton,Liberal Member for LyonsTasmanians are being urged to “Play it COVID safe” in Tasmania’s hospitality venues through a new campaign launched by the Tasmanian Hospitality Association today.The campaign encourages Tasmanians to continue following the rules, repsect hospitality staff and embrace the ‘new normal’ in venues.The Tasmanian Liberal Government has provided $150,000 to this campaign to further support our hospitality workers.We know that the hospitality industry was one of the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and frontline staff are working hard to keep Tasmanians safe.I urge you to be kind, patient and follow the rules to support our hospitality workers and your favourite pub, club, cafe or restaurant.We all have a part to play – register your details for contact tracing, wash your hands and practice social distancing.The ‘Play it COVID-safe’ campaign will roll out across TV and will be promoted in-venues and through social media.We acknowledge and thank the THA for their work in delivering the campaign. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, café, campaign, coronavirus, covid-19, Government, industry, Media, pandemic, restaurant, social distancing, social media, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

June 16, 2021

Boosting Our Seasonal Workforce Across Victoria

first_imgBoosting Our Seasonal Workforce Across Victoria VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is delivering further support for Victoria’s horticultural industry, providing an additional $19.3 million to support locals into jobs and cover the majority of the quarantine costs for Pacific Islander workers.Jobseekers who take up seasonal work will now be eligible for bonuses of almost $2,500, with the Government providing over $10 million to encourage jobseekers to give the work a go and boost local workforces.The Seasonal Harvest Sign-on Bonus will be provided in two payments, with $810 paid after two weeks of work and a further $1,620 paid after an additional six weeks of work.To be eligible, workers need to complete at least 10 days’ work within a one-month period to receive the first bonus and at least another 30 days within a three-month period for the additional payment.To maximise take-up of the Sign-on Bonus, industry groups that support growers in priority harvest regions will receive funding for additional staff and resources through a new $1 million Seasonal Workforce Industry Support grant program.This funding will bolster the capacity of these groups to provide dedicated seasonal workforce support to their members – making sure businesses are well equipped to attract the workers they need.The Victorian Government will also cover most of the cost associated with quarantining up to 1,500 Pacific Islander workers under its partnership with Tasmania through a $7.8 million funding commitment, with industry contributing $2,000 per worker.This support package, developed in consultation with industry, will help address the barriers faced by farm businesses in attracting the local workforce that is crucial to this season’s harvest, while also keeping the costs to industry to a minimum.This extra support follows the comprehensive $57 million package already provided to support industry through the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the Victorian Government’s support for agriculture businesses and communities to over $76 million.For further details about how to apply for the sign-on bonus, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au/bigharvest.As stated by Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas“It’s a big day’s work, but the reward can be just as big – the Sign-on Bonus means jobseekers can take home almost $2,500 on top of their wage.”“We’ve said from the start that while Pacific Islander workers will be important to the harvest’s success, it’s not a silver bullet. We’re doing all that we can to help our farmers get their produce to market – but we need a national approach.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, coronavirus, Government, industry, market, Minister, pacific, pandemic, quarantine, resources, season, Tasmania, Victoria, visit, workforcelast_img read more

June 15, 2021

WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Friday, December 4, 2020

first_img Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Friday, December 4, 2020 |in : NewsWashougal Tree Lighting ceremony held as a virtual event Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Thursday, December 3, 2020 |in : NewsStray animal fees to increase in January Posted by John Ley|Friday, December 4, 2020 |in : Obituaries, PeopleHonoring the life and memory of Dave Alt WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Friday, December 4, 2020Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, December 4, 2020in: Newsshare 0 WATCH: New system continues to delay COVID-19 numbers ; Clark County jail over capacity with COVID-19 cases ; A tribute to Dave Alt; A thrifty Christmas with Goodwill ; Stray animal fees increase ; Washougal lights up its tree virtually. Bringing happy home with a thrifty Christmas Honoring the life and memory of Dave Alt Posted by Jacob Granneman|Friday, December 4, 2020 |in : NewsBringing happy home with a thrifty Christmas Stray animal fees to increase in January As with many holidays, Goodwill stores continue to be a bustling destination for folks this holiday season, as they search out thrifty Christmas decor.Read more Washougal Tree Lighting ceremony held as a virtual event Friends and family remember Clark County resident Dave Alt, who passed away on Nov. 23.Read more The fees to reclaim a lost pet picked up in unincorporated Clark County by Clark County Animal Protection and Control or community members will increase on Jan. 1, 2021,…Read more The city of Washougal held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday evening but this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held in a virtual format.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Honoring the life and memory of Dave Alt Next : Clark County Jail faces tough choices as COVID cases growAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

June 15, 2021

Ford recalls 38,000 new Mustangs because brake pedals could snap

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance  Chris Balcerak / Driving We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next › The defect can be attributed to the Canadian supplier of the bracket, KSR International, Autoblog quotes Ford, and that company’s “decision to replace nylon with polypropylene in the manufacturing process.” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement Ford is recalling more than 38,000 newer Mustangs in North America because the brake pedal could break away from the bracket that holds it in place.The recall specifically covers 38,005 Mustangs from the 2020 model year equipped with the 10-speed automatic transmission.The bracket where the brake pedal arm pivots could fracture under hard braking, making the car extremely hard to stop, says the U.S.’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). See More Videos RELATED TAGSFordMustangConvertibleCoupeNon-LuxurySafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Trending Videos Trending in Canada First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Recall notices will be sent out to affected owners mid-November. The automaker first took notice of the defect after three reports of bracket failure; that total has gone up to six reports, two in North America and four in Europe. No injuries have been tied to the defect. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

June 14, 2021

CU-Boulder Prof A Resource For Summit Of Eight

first_imgNEWS TIP SHEET University of Colorado at Boulder economics Professor Keith Maskus will serve as a resource to reporters covering the Denver Summit of the Eight meetings June 20-22. His areas of expertise are international trade, trade theory and U.S. trade policy. Maskus served a year-long appointment in 1986-87 as a special adviser to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. He conducted trade studies and advised upper-level department officials. Specifically, Maskus prepared documents on agricultural trade policies for a proposed revision of rules outlined in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, an informal pact established in 1947 guiding the trade policies of member Western nations. The GATT agreement revision slowing worldwide import tariffs was signed into law by Congress in 1994. Professor Maskus can be reached at his office at (303) 492-7588, or messages can be left at the economics department office at (303) 492-6394. For assistance call Peter Caughey, CU-Boulder Office of Public Relations, at (303) 492-4007. Published: June 8, 1997 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

June 12, 2021

NEPA Targets Multi-Agency Response to Reduce Sargassum Build-Up

first_imgPhoto: Mark Bellfor Environmental Management and Conservation at the National Environmental and Planning Agency (NEPA), Anthony McKenzie speaking about increase in Sargussum (seaweed) on Jamaica’s coastlines at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) head office during a Think Tank session on October 20. RelatedCassava Pond Gets $9 Million Water Supply System Story HighlightsThe National Environmental and Planning Agency (NEPA) will be using a multi-agency approach to reduce the accumulation of sargassum (seaweed) along Jamaica’s coastline.NEPA’s Director for Environmental Management and Conservation, Anthony McKenzie, informed that several agencies, central to the undertaking, have been identified.They include: the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), and selected Parish Councils. NEPA Targets Multi-Agency Response to Reduce Sargassum Build-Up EnvironmentOctober 26, 2015Written by: Petagay Rowe Advertisements RelatedNIC to Continue Consultations on Proposed Piped Irrigation System for Hill Runcenter_img RelatedGovernment Allocates Initial $5 Million for Removal of Sargassum The National Environmental and Planning Agency (NEPA) will be using a multi-agency approach to reduce the accumulation of sargassum (seaweed) along Jamaica’s coastline.Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, at the agency’s head office in Kingston, NEPA’s Director for Environmental Management and Conservation, Anthony McKenzie, informed that several agencies, central to the undertaking, have been identified.They include: the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), and selected Parish Councils.These entities, he said, will assist NEPA to clean up beaches adversely affected by the seaweed.Mr. McKenzie explained that consequent on the recent build-up of sargassum along Jamaica’s shoreline within recent years, particularly in 2015, and the potential negative impact it poses, NEPA has developed a three-tiered clean-up response strategy,  to deal with it.The Director explained that the first tier would see beach property owners/operators undertaking routine daily clean-ups by raking and burying the seaweed, if the build-up is below three feet or one metre.The second tier would entail the parish councils and other local authorities removing the seaweed, if residents are unable to do so.Mr. McKenzie said the third tier would involve the NSWMA helping with the removal of large quantities of the seaweed, where the build-up exceeds three feet, and which would transported to designated disposal sites.He urges the public to report excessive sargassum buildups in their communities to NEPA. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail NEPA Targets Multi-Agency Response to Reduce Sargassum Build-UpJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

May 25, 2021

75th anniversary of the Arranmore Disaster being marked today

first_img Previous articleStill no decision made on how whales will be disposed ofNext articleSDLP call for publication of cross border health report News Highland Facebook Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Arranmore Disaster in which 19 people lost their lives, six of them members of one family.17 of the bodies were recovered and are buried on a communal grave on the island.Today’s commemorations begin with the laying of a wreath at sea at the spot where the boat went down, and will end with mass at the time the boat went down.Local priest Fr John Joe Duffy says the horror of 1935 still resonates today……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/frjj1pm.mp3[/podcast] Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Google+center_img Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Newsx Adverts 75th anniversary of the Arranmore Disaster being marked today Twitter Pinterest Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist By News Highland – November 9, 2010 Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more