Energy saver street lights installed at Timehri

first_imgMuch to the satisfaction of residents, the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has installed energy efficient streetlights along the Timehri Highway, on the Ease Bank of Demerara.Nalini Sukhal, a vendor on the Timehri HighwayThis project was executed at the cost of $2.1 million, with the hope of having residents better understand different energy efficient street lighting technologies.The exercise saw the GEA replacing 37 high pressure sodium vapour (HPSV) street lamps with energy efficient induction lamps between Bounty Farm and the Timehri Police Outpost. The replaced lamps rated at 250 watts each while the new lamps are rated much lower at some 120 watts each, thus resulting in lower energy consumption.The new lamps also come equipped with a timer control relay to switch the lamps off during the day. This initiative was welcomed by residents of Timehri, who expressed satisfaction with the change.According to one Timehri resident, Aktar Shaw, “These lamps (induction street lamps) are better than the red ones (HPSV lamps). I feel safer with this one; I no longer worry about my vehicle which I park on the bridge. The red ones were not as effective.”“The energy saving lights are far better. It allows you to see better and you feel safer, especially when going to church and returning home at nights. The brightness allows the children to play in the yard on weekends after the sun goes down,” another resident, Angelina Richmond, said.Meanwhile, Nalini Sukhal, a vendor operating along the highway, expressed her gratitude for the new lights. “I come out at 3 PM and sell up to 7 PM so it gives me a sense of security. This one is much brighter than the red one. It is very good for my business,” she remarked.Additionally, A Khan, the Manager of Khan’s Sawmill, expressed similar sentiments saying “These white lights are far better than the previous ones which were red. I feel far more secure with this one.”According to the Public Infrastructure Minister, implementation of the lights amounted to a total of $2,102,064, and it is expected that the energy efficient lights will pay for themselves in just about 1.09 years.Through the use of induction street lamps, and the use of light emitting diode (LED) lamps, it is possible to significantly reduce costs associated with the provision of street lighting. The information obtained from data gathering and experience gained from the installation process will be used to guide decisions with regards to street lighting. GEA will use the data gathered to compare the Induction Street Lamps with the Led Street Lights to determine which of the two technologies is better suited for use in Guyana.last_img read more

Knights of Columbus Flyers defeat North Central Bulls 5-3

first_imgThe KOC Flyers opened the scoring just before the mid way point of the first period, but the Bulls tied the game with six minutes left in the period. Before time expired, the Flyers found the back if the net once more and took a 2-1 lead to the dressing room.Both teams would trade goals in the second period as the Flyers would maintain their one goal lead at 3-2.The Flyers would put it away in the third period as the teams once again traded goals to start the frame, but Fort St. John rounded out the scoring with their fifth marker with 39 seconds left in regulation time.- Advertisement -Scoring in order for the Flyers was Aiden Tegart, Jacob Lang, Andrew Travis, Aaron Kosinsky, and Adam Bowie. Assists went to Thomas Pope (2), Jacob Lang (2), Tanner Sandberg, Aiden Tegart, Jeridyn Loewen, and Aaron Kosinsky.Next up for the team is a tilt Sunday afternoon at 3:30 against the Peace River Sabres.last_img read more

Steve Sadownik Memorial Run this Saturday at Fish Creek Community Forest

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The ‘Friends of Steve Sadownik Memorial Run’ is this Saturday, June 15.The Run, organized by the Vertical Slam Ultimate Challenge, is a memorial run in honour of the late former athlete.According to event organizers, this event is not a race but rather a chance to be with your community and enjoy the trails of the Fish Creek Community Forest.- Advertisement -Participants can walk or run 5 km with the opportunity to complete up to 50 km.The cost to participate in the Run is $25.00 per person.Those wishing to participate can register at Proceeds from this event will go towards a memorial bench in honour of Sadownik and the remainder of the funds will go into the community.The ‘Friends of Steve Sadownik Memorial Run’ is taking place on June 15, 2019, at the Fish Creek Community Forest.For more information, you can view the event on Facebook.last_img read more

Fred gives Shakhtar advantage over Roma

first_img0Shares0000Turkish youngster Cengiz Under marked his Champions League debut for Roma with a well-taken 41st-minute opener after latching onto Edin Dzeko’s clever through ball.KHARKIV, Ukraine, Feb 21 – Shakhtar Donetsk fought back from a goal down as Fred’s free-kick gave the Ukrainians a 2-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday in their Champions League last 16, first leg.Turkish youngster Cengiz Under marked his Champions League debut for Roma with a well-taken 41st-minute opener after latching onto Edin Dzeko’s clever through ball. Shakhtar were much-improved after the break, though, and Facundo Ferreyra ran clear to slot under onrushing goalkeeper Alisson Becker.The hosts completed the turnaround in style with 19 minutes to play, as Fred curled a free-kick in off the crossbar.But an extraordinary goalline block from Roma substitute Bruno Peres to deny Ferreyra in the final minute of injury-time kept the tie finely balanced ahead of the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico on March 13.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgSenator for Donegal North East, Jimmy Harte, has said that is he is sad to read that Shay Given has announced his retirement from international football.But football fanatic Jimmy says he feels privileged having been present at some of his most outstanding games where he played for his country.The Labour Senator has ben a long-time fan of irish soccer and has followed the green army around the globe. He said “I was in Lansdowne Road when he made his debut in 1996 and I was in Poznan in June which turned out to be his last game for Ireland. I have also been to many games in between and he has been a magnificent professional and an ambassador for both Donegal and his country on each occasion.“His performances for Ireland are well documented and without him we would have lost many important games. Throughout his career Shay has kept in touch with his friends in Donegal and his decency is evident any time he is approached by fans.“He will be missed from international football but he is a role model to many young kids who will see that nice guys do come first and that a career like Shay’s is possible.“I look forward to seeing him perform again for Aston Villa this season and he will be a top keeper for a few seasons yet. Well done Shay and thanks for the memories.”   JIMMY’S ‘HARTE’ IS BROKEN AFTER SHAY’S RETIREMENT was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:jimmy harteretirementShay Givenlast_img read more

Engineer set to be honored

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Lockheed Martin aeronautical engineer Atherton Carty is set to be honored as most promising scientist at the Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference. Carty, based in Palmdale with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, is one of four Lockheed Martin employees due to be honored at the Baltimore, Md., awards ceremony in February. Linda Gooden, president of Lockheed Martin’s Information Technology business unit in Seabrook, Md., was selected for the Black Engineer of the Year Award. Also honored will be Stephanie C. Hill, a technical operations specialist with Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors in Baltimore, and William A. Hill, a circuit design engineer with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions in Virginia. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We are very proud of each of our award winners and honorees,” said Robert J. Stevens, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin. “Their commitment to excellence and outstanding accomplishments serve as an inspiration to others.” The conference is in its 20th year. The Black Engineer of the Year selection panel members were drawn from professionals and leaders in science, engineering and technology. last_img read more

Geoffrey Thomas’s safety efforts praised

first_imgThe Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern California Najmedin Meshkati, PhD, CPE and former Jefferson Science Fellow and Senior Science and Engineering Advisor to the US State Department, has lauded Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas’s “seminal works” saying they have made an “invaluable contribution to the improvement of aviation safety in the world.”As a professor of engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), Dr Meshkati teaches at and was director of the world’s renowned, 60-year old USC Aviation Safety and Security Program during 1992 to 1997.Professor Meshkati teaches and conducts research on Human Factors in Aviation Safety; pilot mental workload assessment and situational awareness; crew resource management; cockpit design and automation; Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT); runway incursion; and loss of control in flight.“Mr. Thomas and his articles have been a major source of information for me and I have always shared them with my students. Furthermore, I consider some of his articles in Air Transport World and Australian Aviation as “seminal” and refer to them in my classes as “must read” for any aviation safety professionals,” said Professor Meshkati.Mr Thomas is Airlines Editor at Australian Aviation and is former Chief Editor of Washington DC-based Air Transport World.Mr Thomas’s safety related articles have won numerous international awards and his most insightful, Back to Basics on the problems of cockpit automation deskilling pilots was published just three days before the tragic loss of the Air France 447.“Geoffrey Thomas [has made] an invaluable contribution to the improvement of aviation safety in the world,” said Professor Meshkati.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 21, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The forecast is less friendly this morning for parts of the state, as we are having to increase moisture potential. Here in the short term today, there is not much change. Most of Ohio will turn out partly sunny, but will remain cool with strong north flow. We will keep an eye out in NW Ohio for a renegade shower or two, trying to push in toward midday and early afternoon out of Indiana. Tomorrow we continue to watch as the offshoot moisture from a cold front to our west works in. However, we are leaving moisture totals along, with a clouds and a few scattered showers. Rain totals will be no more than .25″ and generally will be a few hundredths to a tenth, with 60% coverage (mostly north of I-70). Temps will be significantly warmer. Our first tweak of the forecast is to add more moisture for Thursday, as lingering showers hold across a large part of Ohio. We can see additional rains of a few hundredths to half an inch with coverage at 70%. Friday will turn dry again, but will stay warm. Unfortunately, the weekend looks more active. We had been looking for rain and thunderstorms on 1 day out of the 3 day holiday weekend…now we are raising that to 3 out of 3 days. Showers and a few thunderstorms can be around each day Saturday through Memorial Day Monday. Coverage each day will be from 50-60%, but combined for the 3 day period we should see coverage closer to 80%. Combined rain totals will be from .25″-1″, with the potential for .1″-.4″ each day. Stronger thunderstorms should stay well off to the west and south.  The map at right shows cumulative rain potential through Memorial Day next Monday We get a dry day for next Tuesday, the 28th, as our next system is pushing back just a bit. Scattered showers arrive Wednesday the 29th, mostly from I-70 north, but they look less intense. For now, we are pulling moisture back to .25” or less with coverage at 75%. Dry to finish the 10 day window and start the extended 11-16 day period next Thursday and Friday (30th & 31st). Sun on the first will give way to clouds and we see rain arriving that night. That rain continues into June 2nd with combined moisture totals of .25”-1” and coverage at 80%. We are projecting 3 dry days behind that to finish the extended period for Monday the 3rd through Wednesday the 5th. There could be another system on the way for the 6th.last_img read more

After Inbound

first_imgAfter inbound produces the lead, then what? Let’s assume inbound drives enough leads to you that you should be able to generate the revenue, then what?Do you know how to qualify those leads, ensuring that you are spending your time with the prospects for whom you can create massive value and who are willing to pay for that value?Do you have a process that allows you to understand where the buyer is in their buying journey and how to create value where they are now?Can you differentiate you and your offering from all of the people who sell what you sell?Do you know how to gain the commitments you need to move your prospective client forward and create an opportunity?Do you have a sales process that helps you move your client from target to close?Do you know how to close? Are you supremely comfortable and confident asking for your client’s business?How well do you do defending your price and the value you create?Inbound marketing is an important part of a client acquisition strategy. It is an above the funnel activity that can supplement–not replace–your prospecting efforts. But it doesn’t replace the ability to sell well.If you are effective at inbound without having the sales chops, processes, and methodologies to create opportunities and win new clients, then being effective at inbound produces the same result as not being effective at inbound.If you are only okay at inbound but have extraordinary sales chops, you will produce better sales results than you would by just being good at inbound.If you are a pure salesperson, you may not need inbound at all. If you can pick up the phone, gain commitments, and know how to sell, you are always going to do well. But if you are the entrepreneurial type with the ability to create content, adding inbound to your mix is going to blow up your results.No matter how good you are at inbound, you better have something after inbound.last_img read more