St. James Municipal Corporation Plans for Early Flood Warning System

first_imgAs part of its disaster-preparedness strategy, the St. James Municipal Corporation is seeking to establish an early flood-warning system in Montego Bay, aimed at providing advanced information on flooding.In an interview with JIS News, Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis, said the system “will alert citizens and business operators when a flood is imminent for Montego Bay”.The Mayor emphasised that the system is needed, as Montego Bay, being a coastal town, is easily inundated during heavy rains.Councillor Davis said the projected cost to implement the system is $10 million, and preliminary consultation has commenced with various stakeholders regarding the project.“It is a work in progress, and that is something we are hoping to get the necessary funding for, because it is an expensive system. We are probably looking at seven to 10 million dollars, but it will be money well spent,” he added.He pointed out that documents are being prepared in order to approach international funding agencies for grant assistance.“The Inter-American Development Bank is interested in climate change; the Canadian Government is interested in climate change. So we are presently putting that document together, so we can begin to pursue grant funding to do this project,” the Mayor outlined.In the meantime, the Mayor told JIS News that he welcomes plans by the Government to commission an engineering company to assess the city’s drains, with a view to improving them.last_img read more

ChoupoMoting and Mbappé share joy after Sunday match victory

first_imgParis Saint-Germain forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has described their club’s 2-0 win against Marseille on Sunday as classic while teammate forward Kylian Mbappe adds that their side needed the victory.“It was a Classique, so we had to battle, win challenges and be focussed right to the end. Kylian came off the bench and turn the game, but the whole team put in a lot of effort,” Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting said via club’s official website.I’m very happy to have won my first Classique. In the first half, it was difficult to create chances and I worked for the team. The most important thing is to have won, all together. I’m proud to have played this game and helped the team,” he added.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“The team needed this win. A great team relies on its leaders and they need to make the difference at key times. I think I can take on that role and I did it today. We have to keep going and stay on the right track. We know that Marseille have a lot of impact at home,” Kylian Mbappé speaking to Canal+ via club’s official website.“Today, they showed they’re a team that plays good football. They had a number of situations where we were in difficulty, they deserve credit, but we were clinical and came away with the win,” he added.last_img read more

Bill In Honor Of Sean Collier Would Grant Federal Death Benefits To

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — A bill named in honor of Wilmington fallen hero Sean Collier is making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives.If passed, the Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act would allow the families of police officers — employed at PRIVATE colleges and universities — that are killed in the line of duty to receive death benefits from the federal government.Currently, only the families of sworn law enforcement officers at PUBLIC colleges and universities are eligible for these benefits.“Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed while on duty on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in April 2013 by the Boston Marathon Bombers,” reads a statement from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. “Because MIT is a private, non-profit institution of higher education, his family is not eligible for [Public Safety Officer Benefits] assistance. Had Officer Collier been employed by a public college or university, his family would have been eligible for assistance. In fact, had an officer with the city police department been killed alongside Officer Collier, the city officer’s family would have received [Public Safety Officer Benefits] assistance.”According to the Association, since 1923, 46 university police officers have been killed in the line of duty — 34 at public institutions eligible to receive the death benefit and 12 private institutions not eligible to receive the death benefit.“Congress passed the Public Safety Officers Benefit Act to provide peace of mind to aspiring police officers by assuring them that their families would be cared for in the event they gave their life in service to others,” according to the statement. “As a matter of basic fairness, this peace of mind should be given to all sworn law enforcement officers regardless of which agency employs them.”The Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2019 (H.R. 816) has bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by Peter King (R-New York), already has 15 co-sponsors, including Massachusetts representatives Seth Moulton, Richard Neal, Stephen Lynch, Bill Keating, Joe Kennedy, Katherine Clark, James McGovern, and Lori Trahan.The bill was introduced in the House on January 28, 2019. It was immediately referred to the Judiciary Committee. On March 25, 2019, the bill was referred to Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSenator Markey Honors Sean Collier with Introduction of Bipartisan Equity in Law Enforcement ActIn “Government”Sean Collier Bill Re-Introduced In CongressIn “Government”5th Annual Sean Collier Cornhole Tournament Set For September 17In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

2 to die 8 get life terms for killing NSU student

first_imgA Kushtia court on Wednesday sentenced two people to death and eight others to life term imprisonment for killing a student of North South University (NSU) after abduction in 2014, reports UNB.Those awarded death penalty are Rakibul Islam Bappy and Md Sumon.The lifers are Zuhaim Khandakar alias Shuvo, Hridoy, Sumon, Alif, Sajedul, Nayan, Sajib, Minhaz and Milon.According to the case statement, the convicts kidnapped Towhidul Islam Lipu, 21, on 31 August 2014 and demanded Tk 30 million from his family as ransom.Lipu’s father filed a case with Kushtia Model police station on 4 September.Failing to realise the ransom money the kidnappers killed Lipu and dumped his body in the Padma River.Kushtia additional district and sessions judge AMB Mahmudul Haque handed down the verdict.last_img

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

first_imgsignalThe maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal No 3 as the low over the northwest bay and adjoining area intensified into a well-marked low over the same area, reports UNB.It is likely to intensify further and move in a north/northwesterly direction, said a Met office warning message.Under its influence, steep pressure gradient persists over the north bay and adjoining areas.Squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, north bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.All fishing boats and trawlers over the north bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.They have also been advised not to venture into the deep sea.last_img

Children among 30 killed in Indonesia matchstick factory fire

first_imgAt least 30 people, including several children, were killed when a fire ripped through a private home that operated as a matchstick factory in Indonesia on Friday, authorities said.Pictures from the scene showed blackened corpses lying on top of each other in the burnt-out house after the blaze, which authorities said broke out early Friday afternoon.TV footage showed plumes of black smoke billowing from the home in the town of Binjai in North Sumatra, about 70 kilometres (44 miles) west of provincial capital Medan.”We don’t know what caused the fire but it has been extinguished,” the head of North Sumatra’s disaster agency Riadil Lubis told AFP, adding that at least three children were among the dead.”We’ve sent teams there,” he added.Resident Budi Zulkifli was headed to the local mosque in the Muslim-majority nation when the fire started.”I was about to go out to Friday prayers when there was a loud explosion,” he told AFP.”But I don’t know what blew up.”Binjai police chief Nugroho Tri Nuryanto said a gas canister explosion may have sparked the blaze, but added the cause still needed to be confirmed.At least three people escaped he said, while local media said four women managed to flee.”They were trapped in a room — there was no way,” Nuryanto told media outlet Tribun News, referring to the dead.”We’re still identifying the victims and scouring the scene.”It was not clear why there were children at the scene. But one survivor, identified only as Pipit, said that they were visiting their parents who worked at the site.”The children went there at lunchtime,” she told Tribun News.Relatives of the workers have flocked to a local hospital in Medan to identify their loved ones, according to local media.Deadly fires are not uncommon in Indonesia due to poor safety standards that are routinely flouted, while illegal businesses are also widespread.This year, dozens were believed to have been killed when an unlicensed gold mine collapsed while.In 2017, at least 46 people died and dozens more were injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside Jakarta.last_img read more