Protected areas projectA US$5 million agreement was on Friday inked with the German Government to support the implementation of the third phase of an on-going programme to develop protected areas in the country.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Germany’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ambassador Dieter Lamle signing the agreement at the Ministry of the PresidencyThe agreement was signed at the Ministry of the Presidency between Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and Regional Director of Germany’s Federal Foreign Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ambassador Dieter Lamle.The signing took place immediately after a meeting between President David Granger and Ambassador Lamle, who was accompanied by Germany’s Ambassador to Guyana, Lutz Hermann Gorgens and Honorary Consul of Germany to Guyana, Ben Ter Welle.President Granger said that Germany has a long tradition of supporting green development in Guyana and this bodes well for the ‘green’ trajectory that his Government has embarked on.The President said that Guyana is part of the Guiana Shield, which is considered the lungs of the earth and that the government is committed to preserving the integrity of that Shield. He noted also that the work that Germany has been doing in the field of biodiversity and in supporting Guyana’s environmental thrust, is essentially providing a global service.The Head of State informed that Guyana had committed, at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), not only to extend existing protected areas, but also to the creation of new ones.He explained that each of the 10 Administrative Regions in Guyana has unique and rare flora and fauna that must be preserved.Meanwhile, Ambassador Lamle said that he is extremely happy to be part of the protected areas project and to be in Guyana at a time when the two countries are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations. He also commended the Government and people of Guyana for maintaining the forest in such a pristine state.Ter Welle explained that the Guyana Protected Areas Systems (GPAS) Project commenced some 10 years ago and it is being implemented in phases.The first phase saw the disbursement of €3 million, of which a part was allocated to the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development for training, and the remainder spent on the setting-up of protected areas and the development of legislation.Phase II on the other hand, saw the disbursement of €4 million, which went into the National Protected Areas Trust Fund, which was created through the passage of legislation and is managed by a board of trustees.Of the US$5 million that is made available in this third phase, US$4.2 million will go towards investment in protected areas at Shell Beach, Kaieteur and the Kanuku Mountains. The remainder will be directed towards green initiatives.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Senate introduced legislation aimed at reforming federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety, and the well-being of livestock haulers. S. 1255, the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act, was introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) with a bipartisan group of original cosponsors, including Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Jim Risch (R-ID), Steve Daines (R-MT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jon Tester (D-MT), Tina Smith (D-MN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Doug Jones (D-AL), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Mike Braun (R-IN), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and James Lankford (R-OK).“The current Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers present major challenges for our industry and can often jeopardize the health and well-being of livestock,” said Colin Woodall, NCBA’s senior vice president of government affairs. “Hauling livestock is inherently different than hauling typical consumer goods, like paper towels or bottles of water. Live cattle cannot simply be left unattended in a trailer — especially in very hot or cold weather — for extended periods of time. This bill recognizes the unique needs of livestock haulers, and we are grateful for the continued support of Senator Sasse and the other co-sponsors.”NCBA helped secure a delay from the implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for livestock haulers until September 30, 2019. However, the need for a long-term fix and increased flexibility for livestock haulers remains. In addition to working with allies on Capitol Hill, NCBA submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting changes to the HOS rules for livestock haulers.The summary of S. 1255, the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act, is as follows:Provides that HOS and ELD requirements are inapplicable until after a driver travels more than 300-air miles from their source. Drive time for HOS purposes does not start until after 300-air mile threshold.Exempts loading and unloading times from the HOS calculation of driving time.Extends the HOS on-duty time maximum hour requirement from 11 hours to a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum of 18 hours of on-duty time.Grants flexibility for drivers to rest at any point during their trip without counting against HOS time.Allows drivers to complete their trip — regardless of HOS requirements — if they come within 150-air miles of their delivery point.Ensures that, after the driver completes their delivery and the truck is unloaded, the driver will take a break for a period that is 5 hours less than the maximum on-duty time (10 hours if a 15-hour drive time).
chris cameron Tags:#start#startups Related Posts In an interview with the Times yesterday, Rosensweig said Chegg has an excellent business model and that the company “did as much business in January 2010 as in all of 2009.” Chegg expressed their excitement to see Rosensweig join the the team yesterday on their blog.“We’ve been growing at an exceptional rate, so we needed a world class leader that has the business experience and passion for the consumer to take us to the next phase,” the company writes. “Dan is definitely that person.”Disclosure: ReadWriteWeb is a syndication partner of the New York Times. New office, same job. After just 10 months as president and CEO of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero division, former Yahoo COO Dan Rosensweig is packing up shop and relocating to online textbook rental startup Chegg where he will hold the same title. Chegg claims to have saved students over $140 million on textbooks by offering their “Netflix style” rent by mail service.Chegg has quickly grown to become one of the leading online textbook rental company, along with competitor BookRenter.com. According to an article in the New York Times, the company claims to have rented over 2 million books on 6,400 college campuses, and just last November, the company closed over $100 million in debt and series D funding. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Rhea Dimaculangan shares glory of MVP plum with Petron teammates This will be the first trilogy in ONE Championship history and the fateful match is set on January 25 at Mall of Asia Arena in the ONE: Hero’s Ascent card.The two first faced each other on Sept. 12, 2014 with Moraes (17-3) taking the victory 3:54 into the second via guillotine choke to become the inaugural ONE World flyweight champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefEustaquio (11-6), though, got retribution on June 23 in the Pinnacle of Power card.The Team Lakay veteran went into the fight as the interim champion but left the ring at City of Dreams in Macau as the undisputed champion after taking the split decision win. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes and ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio face off. Photo from ONE Championship.MANILA, Philippines—It’s officially a trilogy.Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes are set to break their 1-1 tie and on the line is the Filipino’s ONE World flyweight title.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments
Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Detroit shot 38% from the field, converting 35 of 92 attempts.The Bucks rolled to a 27-point lead in the first half, taking a 70-43 margin at halftime. Antetokounmpo had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Lopez added 14 points and Hill contributed 13.Detroit shot 34% in the half (18 of 53) and made just 3 of 14 3-point attempts.Pistons coach Dwane Casey said his team made a big step forward in qualifying for the playoffs but vowed to fight against the heavily favored Bucks.“We’re not in the class of where Milwaukee is with their program right now,” Casey said. “They were not two or three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I remember coming here a couple years ago (with Toronto) and playing against them. They were getting started, building what they’ve got now. Their patience has paid off. It’s a great experience for us to come in and play against a great team like Milwaukee.”TIP-INSDetroit: Casey said Griffin was “day-to-day but too sore to go” in Game 1. The Pistons forward averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 75 games in his first full season with the Pistons. … Griffin was called for a technical for protesting Drummond’s ejection . Former Bucks forward Thon Maker faced his former team and started in Griffin’s place. He avoided a flagrant foul when he brought Antetokounmpo to the floor in the second quarter. Maker came to Detroit in the three-team trade in February that brought Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks from New Orleans. He had four points and four rebounds in 22 minutes and was booed heavily by the home crowd. “You don’t have to say giddy-up to Thon Maker,” Casey said. “He wakes up in the morning ready to go.” . Former Bucks assistants Sean Sweeney and Tim Grgurich are on the Pistons’ staff. . Detroit entered with a 14-3 playoff record against Milwaukee, winning all four series.Milwaukee: Mirotic was available and played 15 minutes while scoring four points. “He’s just getting back in conditioning and health and everything like that,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. Mirotic had missed the last 11 regular-season games after fracturing his left thumb on March 19 against the Los Angeles Lakers. . The Bucks’ 70 points were the second-most in a first half in franchise history. They scored 77 in March 1970. . Budenholzer said he was concerned about the rebounding battle and going against league-leading rebounder Drummond (15.6 per game). “It’s going to take our whole group to make sure we’re taking care of the defensive boards. It’s not the big guys’ job or the center; we have to do it collectively,” Budenholzer said. The Bucks had a 54-46 rebounding advantage.UP NEXTGame 2 is Wednesday night in Milwaukee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris lead Celtics’ rally past Pacers in Game 1 Drummond was given a flagrant 2 foul and ejected. He threw a kiss to the Fiserv Forum crowd as he was escorted off the court.Antetokounmpo struggled at the foul line, making only 5 of 12 attempts, but was 9 for 17 from the field and 1 of 5 from 3-point range.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSeven Bucks players scored in double figures. Eric Bledsoe had 15 points, and Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton each added 14. George Hill scored 16 points off the bench.Luke Kennard paced the Pistons with 21 points off the bench and Drummond had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Reggie Jackson also had 12 points. Detroit played without forward Blake Griffin, who sat out with a left knee injury. View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots against multiple Detroit Pistons defenders during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 on Sunday night.The MVP candidate ran and dunked all over the Pistons, who only really caught him when center Andre Drummond shoved him to the ground with both hands late in the third quarter after Antetokounmpo grabbed an offensive rebound with Detroit trailing by 41 points.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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APTN National NewsVANCOUVER–The RCMP is expected to announce a major development in the ongoing investigation into the death and disappearance of women along the infamous Highway of Tears.Investigators with Project E-PANA plan to hold a press conference on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. local time.The RCMP will also be holding news conferences in Kamloops and Prince George, B.C., on Wednesday.At least 18 women, the majority of them First Nation, have gone missing or been found murdered along the Highway of Tears, or Hwy 16, which is a desolate stretch of road running between Prince George and Prince Rupert,B.C. The cases, which date back to 1969, have, for the most part, remained unsolved.The RCMP said in a release that a call for help will be issued to B.C. residents, Canadians and U.S. residents.CBC News reported late Monday that one of the killings has been linked to a U.S. man who died in prison in 2006. CBC reported that police used DNA to link the 1974 killing of Colleen MacMillen, 16, to Oregon man Bobby Jack Fowler.