Tweet LocalNews British High Commission slashes carbon footprint by: – June 20, 2011 British High Commission Green Team June 2011The British High Commission has succeeded in slashing its carbon footprint by more than 10% from 2009 to 2010. The reduction to a level of 456 CO2 tonnes is equivalent to the amount of CO2 absorbed by 1,980 maple trees over a 25 year period. This achievement is part of the diplomatic mission’s aim to ‘green’ its operations and reduce its energy usage by 10% in 2010 – the 10:10 challenge.Reduced energy consumption at the High Commission properties came about from a smaller vehicle fleet, more efficient technology (including more efficient air conditioning units) and better practices, and most significantly from a move to flying economy on long haul flights: economy travel generates up to 30% fewer carbon emissions. This reduction alone generated 48 CO2 tonnes of savings.Members of the High Commission staff – the Green Team – brainstormed ideas of how to save energy, and they achieved reductions in energy usage both at the office and at the official residence, Ben Mar.The recipient of the first Green Barbados award from the Future Centre Trust, the High Commission will not rest on its achievements, but is looking to reduce further its impact on the climate. New initiatives include the installation of motion sensor lighting, greater levels of recycling and a move towards photo voltaic generated electricity.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Share 27 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said that lessons from the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team have helped to influence his managerial career. Liverpool duo Salah and Mane sure to be in action for Senegal and Egypt The All Blacks are widely regarded as the greatest international Rugby team in history and won back to back World Cup titles in 2011 and 2015 – before South Africa won the tournament last year. “I think it was my first pre-season,” he explained. “And in the summer break I saw this documentary. I was completely impressed by these big fellas and how they spoke. “At that time, the All Blacks were by far the best rugby team in the world, with a winning percentage of over 70 per cent. That’s so impressive.Advertisement “These boys, they worked as butchers, as builders, all that stuff, and all these guys spoke about their past and what it meant to them to play for this team. “At Mainz, the last two minutes before the team bus arrived at the stadium for a game, we would always listen to the Haka, so that when the door opened it was pretty loud! It gave us just a little kick. “They were the All Blacks, and at Mainz we made ourselves the All Reds! Nobody noticed that, because we were a small club, a small team. But for us it was big. That’s how it started for that team. read also:Haaland rates Mane above Salah, Partey and Ndidi “I don’t know how much influence it had, but if you ask the players of that time, they really liked it. We were a team nobody is interested in, but we were really interested in ourselves!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
Former ref Halsey: Man Utd lucky to keep Rashford goalby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League referee Mark Halsey believes Manchester United were fortunate in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The Red Devils opened the scoring through Marcus Rashford, after an excellent cross from Daniel James.But the goal could have been been ruled out for an earlier foul from Victor Lindelof on Divock Origi.Ex-ref Halsey wrote in The Sun: “Victor Lindelof fouls Divock Origi by catching him from behind in the build-up to Marcus Rashford’s strike.”You could argue that it was a ‘clear and obvious’ error not to award a free-kick to Liverpool.”A far lesser infringement led to Burnley having a goal chalked off by VAR at Leicester — these inconsistencies need to be ironed out.”VAR was correct to disallow Sadio Mane’s goal, under new interpretation of law 12 (handling the ball), as replays showed the ball clearly touched his arm.”The ball hit Fred’s shoulder in Manchester United’s box in injury time but there is no way that is a ‘clear and obvious’ mistake so Liverpool were never going to be awarded a penalty for that.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Jordan Henderson says Liverpool must learn from Man Utd drawby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson says Liverpool must learn from Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.The Reds were unable to flex their muscles throughout the clash and relied on Adam Lallana to score an equaliser with time running out.Asked if a point was a fair outcome, the captain told the club’s website: “Probably. I didn’t think we performed well enough in the first half, not our usual selves really, especially with the ball.”We could have been a lot better but I thought second half was a lot better. We changed it a little bit tactically, which helped us, and I thought the longer the game went on we were pushing for that winner, and towards that last five to 10 minutes I thought we were going to get it.”Ox came close with a great strike with his left foot and we kept pushing but, overall, a fair reflection of the game would have to be a point.”But, like I say, we have got to be much better for the 90 minutes. I was disappointed we couldn’t come here and put on a top performance because I felt as though we could have done that today.”When you can’t win, you don’t lose, and that’s the sign of a good team. But we’ve got to learn from the game today and make sure it doesn’t happen again.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Dennis Ward APTN National NewsA retired senior police officer is speaking out about the shooting death of an Indigenous man.An inquest into the death of Craig McDougall was supposed to start on Monday – eight years after he was shot by Winnipeg police.But the hearings are on hold after a witness changed their testimony.Today, a retired police officer who was hired by the family to look into the shooting sat down with [email protected]
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has formally launched his election campaign today in Ottawa, reviving attacks on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.Scheer went on the offensive in Ottawa after a report in the Globe and Mail that said the RCMP has been examining potential obstruction of justice in the handling of the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin Group, but has been limited by the federal government’s refusal to lift cabinet confidentiality for all witnesses.Scheer reiterated past criticism that Trudeau has lied to the public, and called on him to waive that confidentiality. While emphasizing the Tories’ main campaign slogan of being a party that will help Canadians get ahead, Scheer made clear that attacks on Trudeau’s credibility over his handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair will be central.“We made the case that he has lost the moral authority to govern. So over the next five weeks or so we’re going to be outlining our vision for the country to put more money back into the pockets of Canadians and let them get ahead,” Scheer said.Scheer was speaking in Ottawa before setting out for Quebec for a mid-day event ahead of an evening rally in Toronto.(The Quebec event is scheduled for Trois-Rivieres, between Montreal and Quebec City, but bad weather could force a change of plans.)Scheer was asked about Bill 21, Quebec’s new secularism legislation, which forbids some public-sector workers from wearing religious symbols on the job.“I’ve made my views of Bill 21 known. It’s not something that our party would ever consider at the federal level. We will always stand up for the rights of Canadians, and the rights for expression and the rights of freedom of religion,” Scheer said. Scheer begins the 40-day campaign with polls suggesting the Conservatives are essentially tied with the Liberals and the NDP and Greens are fighting for third.The Canadian Press
By Ahmed AttiaCairo- A powerful explosion rocked a garage near the main intelligence headquarters in eastern Cairo on Friday, eyewitnesses said.Security forces and bomb disposal teams rushed to the scene to explore into the causes of the blast, according to the witnesses. There was no comment from Egyptian authorities until the filing of this report.
10Mar Rep. Wentworth voices support for bills that give students more education choice State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare is a co-sponsor of merit curriculum legislation that will give students more flexibility in their high school education choices.“High school is about preparing for life after graduation and that’s what these four bills will do,” Wentworth said. “Employers are looking right now in central Michigan for workers who have the training and experience in skilled trades, which are being taught in our schools. If a student has shown an ability or interest in coding, statistics or carpentry, why tell them no? Students just need more flexibility to select the courses that meet their needs.”The four bills in the package will:Allow students to complete their 21st Century Skills requirement by completing a career/technical education (CTE) or visual/performing arts course.Allow for one foreign language course requirement to be met by completing a CTE or visual/performing arts course to graduate high school, when the current requirement expires for 2022.Allow the completion of a Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration general industry or construction training program to fulfill a health education requirement.Allow for statistics to be an alternative to Algebra II within current Michigan merit standards that require at least four mathematic credits to graduate.House Bills 4315-4318 have been assigned to the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee.##### Categories: News,Wentworth News