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$1B Groundwater System for Innswood, St. Catherine

first_imgStory HighlightsThe National Water Commission (NWC) will undertake development of a $1 billion artificial groundwater system at Innswood, St. Catherine.The system will better enable the NWC to protect and sustain potable water supply resources in the Kingston Metropolitan Area and St. Catherine.A contract to build the facility was signed during a brief ceremony at the NWC’s corporate offices in New Kingston on July 18. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail $1B Groundwater System for Innswood, St. Catherine EnvironmentJuly 21, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedWater to be Trucked to All Areas of St. Elizabeth RelatedJamaica Learns Strategies in Building Climate Change Resilience $1B Groundwater System for Innswood, St. CatherineJIS 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 fullscreenPlaycenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerWater, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill (left), signs a copy of the $1 billion contract for contstruction of an artificial groundwater recharge system at Innswood, St. Catherine, during a signing ceremony at the National Water Commission’s (NWC) corporate offices in New Kingston on July 18. Looking on is Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative in Jamaica, Therese Turner-Jones. The IDB is funding the project, being implemented by the NWC, which is expected to significantly improve the efficiency, quality, and sustainability of potable water supply sources serving the Kingston Metropolitan Area and St. Catherine. RelatedFarmers Benefiting from Climate Change Training The National Water Commission (NWC) will undertake development of a $1 billion artificial groundwater system at Innswood, St. Catherine.The system will better enable the NWC to protect and sustain potable water supply resources in the Kingston Metropolitan Area and St. Catherine.A contract to build the facility was signed during a brief ceremony at the NWC’s corporate offices in New Kingston on July 18.Among the signatories were: Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill; Jamaica Country Representative for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which is funding the development, Therese Turner-Jones; Managing Director of the engineering firm, M and M Jamaica Limited, which will construct the facility, Don Mullings; and Managing Director of the project’s supervising agency, Rural Water Supply Limited, Audley Thompson.The groundwater recharge project, being implemented over 15months, involves installation of infrastructure to increase and improve groundwater quantity and quality in the Lower Rio Cobre Limestone Aquifer of the St. Catherine plains.This will be undertaken by treating and discharging surplus surface water into sinkholes and infiltration wells, in order to sustain the process of extracting water from wells located in areas north-west of the parish capital, Spanish Town.The project, which is slated to begin shortly, entails: construction of a raw-water intake structure and facility capable of treating eight million gallons per day, as well as inlet structures to two infiltration wells and three sinkholes; and installation of 2.1 km of pipelinesAn artificial aquifer or groundwater recharge entails the process of introducing and storing excess water in an underground aquifer, thereby making abstraction more sustainable.The quality of the water is improved by measures such as decreasing water salinity by recharging the aquifer with better quality water.In his remarks the signing, Mr. Pickersgill underscored the project’s timeliness in light of decreases in the average level of inflows into a number of water systems due to the prevailing drought, particularly in the regions to benefit.This, he said, means “we cannot rely solely on surface water to supply the needs of our growing population.”“It is my understanding that the sections of the country that are served by groundwater are far better off in the present drought situation than the areas served primarily by surface water. And so, this aquifer recharge project is absolutely vital to the water security of St. Catherine and to the Kingston Metropolitan Area,” he said.Mr. Pickersgill explained that the treatment facility will treat the raw water from the Old Harbour branch of the irrigation canal through a series of settling basins which will remove sediments, pollutants, and other particles.This, he said, will ensure that the water is of good quality before recharging the aquifer through the series of sink holes and deep-wells.The Minister further noted that the project’s implementation will provide several anticipated benefits, including the potential for an increase in revenue from the additional water available to supply customers.Mr. Pickersgill stressed that access to safe, potable water is critical to the health and well-being of Jamaicans, as well as achievement of the country’s sustainable development goals, and the overarching objectives of the Vision 2030 – National Development Plan. “Within the context of the challenges experienced in many parts of the country with the drought conditions, water supply projects like this artificial aquifer, or groundwater recharge, are critical to the development of our communities and our nation,” the Minister said. 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Class action lawsuit against Niantic reveals proposed settlement terms

first_imgClass action lawsuit against Niantic reveals proposed settlement termsTerms would require additional messages in Pokemon Go, hastened response times from Niantic on PokeStop, GymRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterSaturday 16th February 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNianticProposed settlement terms of a class action lawsuit against Niantic were filed earlier this week. If accepted, Niantic would be held to more stringent rules on its process for removing PokeStops and Gyms from Pokemon GO, as well as be forced to add new in-game messages regarding respect for “real-world communities.”The lawsuit began shortly after the launch of Pokemon Go with New Jersey resident Jeffrey Marder, who claimed the position of PokeStops in the game led to at least five people knocking on his door, asking to enter his backyard to catch Pokemon. Others with similar complaints joined the suit, and a settlement was finally reached late last year, though the terms were unknown until this week.Per the proposed settlement (as reported by Variety), Niantic would need to place a complaint form on its website for people who have PokeStops or Gyms on their personal property, and must respond within 15 days for at least 95% of cases per year. If the complainer has a PokeStop or Gym on or within 40 meters of their property, Niantic must remove it within five business days of communication.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The company already has a form for removing Gyms or PokeStops, but there currently isn’t any specified response time.In addition, the proposed settlement states that Niantic would need to keep a database of complaints and use it to avoid putting more PokeStops or Gyms on private property.Finally, Niantic would have to add warning messages to Raids asking participants to be courteous and respectful of real-world surroundings, and also add a new opening pop-up message asking players to “Be courteous to members of real-world communities as you play Pokemon GO” or similar wording.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNiantic launches Black Developers Initiative, offers funding and mentorshipPokémon Go developer continues efforts to support underrepresented Black developers in creating new AR gamesBy James Batchelor 3 months agoNiantic acquires community gaming platform MayhemSan Francisco gaming start-up to bring more social gaming experience to Pokemon Go makerBy Rebekah Valentine 4 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Diego Simeone extends Atletico Madrid contract until 2020

first_imgDiego Simeone will continue as Atletico Madrid coach until, at least, June of 2020 after the club announced on Tuesday that the Argentine has renewed his contract, which was due to end in 2018.  Simeone had originally reduced his contract a year, but has now extended it again and this season will take charge of Atletico as they begin a new chapter at the Wanda Metropolitano after leaving the Vicente Calderon. 05/09/2017 The contract may have a clause allowing Simeone to rescind it IN SPORT.ES CEST Simeone renueva con el Atlético hasta 2020 Jordi Blanco “The renewal of Diego Simeone is now a reality. Our coach has signed a new contract which links him to Atletico Madrid for two more seasons, until June 30, 2020,” the club said on their official website/  There has been doubts about Simeone’s future in recent months. He has been linked with ex-club Inter Milan, who would be prepared to offer him a blank check to take over the team and also with Lazio, another of his former sides.  Upd. at 20:48 last_img read more

Is Eden Hazard on his way towards Real Madrid?

first_imgAdvertisement rcNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7jWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E99xxl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2m9j1Would you ever consider trying this?😱ek61jCan your students do this? 🌚1qq3bolRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star winger of Chelsea FC, Eden Hazard is on the verge of leaving Stamford Bridge after the end of this season. According to various sources, the talks between Real Madrid and Chelsea are on it’s way as the club management of the Blues understand that it will be impossible for them to hold the star winger after the summer transfer window.Advertisement Real Madrid were interested to bring in Eden Hazard in their squad from Chelsea for the last few transfer windows. However, it was not finalized due to several reasons. After the end of this summer transfer window, Eden Hazard has given the hint to go to Real Madrid in the next season.Advertisement The Belgian winger expressed his desire to join Real Madrid publicly. Zinedine Zidane returned as the manager of Real Madrid once again few days ago. According to the sources, Zinedine Zidane is at the top of wish list of the Belgian winger with whom he wants to play.Now, the club management of the Blues are trying to secure a huge money deal for the star left wing forward. The reports are stating that the Blues will not sell Eden Hazard with any amount less than £115 million in the next summer transfer window.Advertisement Arsenal’s Emery may be forced to work with a shoestring budget next summer  Advertisementlast_img read more