“Put energy-efficient items in your home” – GEA Head

first_imgHead of the Guyana Energy Authority (GEA), Dr Mahender Sharma, has called on consumers to utilise energy-efficient appliances in their homes and other facilities.In brief remarks at the end of the Regional Energy Kilo-walk organised by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Programme, Dr Sharma told scores of participants to “put energy-efficient things in your homes”, as quoted by the Department of Public Information. The event was held to observe Caricom Energy Month.A section of the participants during the walk on SaturdayProgramme Manager for energy at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr Devon Gardener, has said the activity was organised to increase citizens’ awareness on the importance of sustainable energy use.The walk commenced in front of the CARICOM Secretariat at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown and proceeded westward, before turning right onto Conversation Tree. It went along the Rupert Craig Highway to the UG road, then headed west along the Railway Embankment and concluded at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters.This exercise is one of a number of activities to observe CARICOM Energy Month, which is being observed under the theme ‘Rethinking Energy – Shaping a Resilient Community: Walk the talk’.Other activities for the month of observances include a Youth Essay Competition, Young Energy Artist Competition, Energy Personality Award, and Knowledge Webinars.Energy Month activities are being organised across the region with the aim of highlighting the role of citizens in securing their own sustainable energy future by providing information on the steps that can be taken to empower them to so do.Saturday’s event targeted a cross-section of society with the expectation of providing a platform to increase awareness on sustainable energy matters, as well as the efforts of the Caricom Energy Programme and the Guyana Energy Agency.The event was attended by officials from the various ministries, members of the diplomatic corp, members of staff, representatives from various NGOs, youth groups, and the public.last_img read more

Northern BC Housing Prices

first_imgThe next closest is just over 250 thousand in Williams Lake, followed by Prince George at about 247 thousand.At the opposite end of the scale, is Mackenzie with the lowest average price, at just under 84 thousand…about 75 thousand less than Kitimat.The only other Northeast member community, with more than 10 residential sales in the last three years, is Fort Nelson…where the average price is just under 240 thousand. The BC Northern Real Estate Board says first quarter housing sales were significantly higher this year than in 2009.It says sales through March 31st in 12 listed member communities, totalled 887 properties worth more than 180 million dollars.That compares to 589 properties worth about 117 million in the first three months of last year.- Advertisement -In the Fort St. John area 121 properties worth nearly 32 million dollars changed hands, as compared to the 2009 totals of 80 properties worth nearly 18 million.The average selling price of a Fort St. John area residential detached home, as of the end of last month, was slightly more than 328 thousand dollars.That’s up nearly 55 thousand from the same time last year, and is by far the highest price among the 12 listed communities.Advertisementlast_img read more

Trudeau says Canada wants out of 13 billion deal to sell armored

first_img Canada was looking for a way out of a US$13 billion deal to export armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a televised interview Sunday.“We are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to Saudi Arabia,” Trudeau told CTV on Sunday, without elaborating.Amid growing international outrage over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the government has been reviewing the planned sale of the armored vehicles made by London, Ontario-based General Dynamics Land Systems, a unit of U.S.-based General Dynamics Corp.General Dynamics Land Systems in London, Ont. Reddit Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation More Share this storyTrudeau says Canada wants out of $13 billion deal to sell armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Comment Join the conversation → Trudeau’s administration has said it wouldn’t issue new export permits during its review of the deal, which was signed by the previous government.The Canadian leader had indicated previously that his government’s hands were somewhat tied by the contract, saying it could cost $1 billion to cancel it.“The murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable and that’s why Canada from the very beginning had been demanding answers and solutions on that,” Trudeau told CTV.Bloomberg.com Email Bloomberg News Facebook Twitter Trudeau says Canada wants out of $13 billion deal to sell armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia Review of sale comes amid growing international outrage over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi General Dynamics Land Systems Canada Lav 6 vehicles are shown carrying troops in 2016.Sgt Jean-Francois Lauzé/Combat Camera/General Dynamics December 17, 20187:03 AM EST Filed under News Economy Sponsored By: Natalie Obiko Pearson Recommended For YouGSK’s Dovato meets primary goal in late-stage HIV studyEuro zone growth, inflation outlook cut as risks from U.S. trade growUPDATE 1-WTO members concerned over U.S. farm spending, EU’s Brexit plansTrade, earnings caution weigh on stocks; oil dropsChina makes biggest U.S. sorghum purchase since April as trade talks resume advertisement 0 Comments Featured Stories ← Previous Next →last_img read more