first_imgWestern Bureau:Double ISSA Western Conference High School basketball champions Herbert Morison Technical are in pole position after Game One of their best-of-three finals on Wednesday, outlasting a spirited Cornwall College in both the Under-16 and U-19 categories at the Montego Bay Cricket Club court.The Dave Black-coached Herbert Morrison stopped Cornwall College by a comfortable 65-50 margin to win the senior match-up.But they were made to work much harder in the junior section by a Cornwall College side that was bent on turning the tables on the Herbert Morrison juggernaut. Herbert Morrison ultimately prevailed by a narrow 53-50 margin for the advantage heading into Game Two of the series.The reliable shooting guard, Ralique Grant, was in awesome form for his team, ending with a game-high 34 points.Grant, who is in line for the season’s MVP award, also had three rebounds, six steals, and three assists.Fellow guard Tafari Vassell added 12 points and 12 rebounds in a double-double effort for Herbert Morrison as Herbert Morrison sped off to a whirlwind 13-point lead (18-5) after just one quarter.Cornwall College rallied through Antonio Spence, especially in the second quarter. Spence eventually ended as his team’s top scorer with 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds.But it was the defending champions all the way as they dominated all quarters, except in the fourth, as Spence and Leonardo Friginette threatened to wrest Game One from them. Friginette also recorded a double-double, hitting 15 points and 13 rebounds.In the end, Herbert Morrison had enough to post the victory, after posting (18-5, 15-12, 16-11 and 16-22) quarterly returns.It was not so comfortable for them, however, in the Under-16 category as Ojay Marshall and Alwade Thompson of Cornwall partnered superbly in trying to secure the much-needed win.Marshall’s 17 points and three rebounds and that of Thompson (12 points), propelled Cornwall College to within touching distance of a victory, but Herbert Morrison’s star shooter, Shaqueal Benti’s 17 points output, led the way.Benti was supported in the win by Ryheem Barrett, 13 points, while Davaughn Campbell chipped in with a useful 10 points, four rebounds, and eight steals.last_img read more

first_imgIf you’re following us on Facebook, you may already know we’re promoting all the good savings messages for America Saves Week. You can also become engaged on Twitter by following the activity tagged with the hashtag #eXasw. Military Saves is a subset promotion of this initative which encourages service members to sign a pledge to make positive financial savings goals. The month-long initiative culminates during the week of Feburary 25.On Tuesday, February 26, join the free 3 Keys to Successful Savings webinar hosted by the University of Florida Extension. This 60 minute session will discuss SMART goals, creating a savings plan, savings tips, and information about savings accounts. One CEU will be offered to participants, and pre-registration is required. Find out more here: read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Excelerate Energy Bangladesh’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility, Moheshkhali Floating LNG (MLNG) terminal, located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal, has officially commenced operations, Excelerate Energy Bangladesh Limited said.The commissioning of the terminal took place on August 18, 2018 , and the facility has begun delivering natural gas to the Chittagong region of Bangladesh, marking the first time the country has received natural gas from the global market.This milestone was achieved approximately 25 months after the execution of project agreements, which took place in July 2016, with the state-owned Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) and 13 months after receiving all permits required to achieve financial close in August 2017 with its lenders, led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).The new terminal enables Petrobangla to procure LNG from international natural gas markets and is expected to increase natural supply to the country by twenty percent.Excelerate first began developing the MLNG terminal with the Government of Bangladesh in 2012 which, at the time, was seeking reliable gas import infrastructure solutions that could withstand the demanding operational conditions of the Bay of Bengal.MLNG is the world’s first fully integrated turnkey floating LNG terminal whereby all services – development, design, construction, installation, finance, and operation – are provided under a single contract by a single provider, Excelerate.Excelerate will own and operate the terminal for 15 years, after which the company will transfer ownership to Petrobangla.The terminal includes the provision of Excelerate’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), the Excellence. The FSRU has 138,000 m3 of LNG storage capacity and a base regasification capacity of 500 million standard cubic feet per day. LNG supplies will be delivered to the Excellence through periodic transfers from traditional LNG carriers in accordance with Excelerate’s ship-to-ship (STS) LNG transfer protocol.The LNG cargo used to commission MLNG was supplied by Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas).last_img read more

first_img © 2018 AFP Michelle Chau sits on her bed in a co-sharing building in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, where spiralling housing prices have forced young professionals into ever-shrinking spaces With the ability to buy a flat increasingly out of reach for the majority of Hong Kong’s 7.4 million residents, developers are creating smaller spaces to reach a wider market. Under Hong Kong law there is no limit to how small a flat can be.Ryan Ip, senior researcher at public policy think tank Our Hong Kong Foundation, describes it as an “unhealthy” trend with developers putting profit above quality of life. “If you count the per-square-foot price for smaller-size flats, it is even higher than larger flats,” said Ip, who believes mental and physical health will suffer if properties continue to shrink.Rental prices have also rocketed and the wait for government-subsidised public housing can be five years. Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb’s bubble Blocks of sleek miniature apartments packed with mod cons are springing up around the densely packed city, pitched as an attractive and more affordable lifestyle choice, but still at an eye-watering cost. Finance worker Adrian Law, 25, paid more than HK$6 million ($765,000) two years ago for his tiny studio apartment in a new development in the gentrified Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood.The slim glass building squeezes four apartments onto each floor and includes “nano-flats”, a new term for homes of under 215 square feet (20 square metres).Law’s studio is a fraction bigger at 292 square feet, with a price per square foot of nearly HK$20,000.He has adapted to the limited space by buying transformable furniture—his bed folds away against the wall to reveal a desk tucked underneath—and he keeps most of his belongings at his parents’ home. But with a fingerprint-activated door lock, washing machine, TV, fridge and even curtains, Law says the flat came with everything he needed.”Property developers are marketing the concept to buyers that they only need a place to sleep and can do anything else outside,” he told AFP, admitting he eats mostly take-away food as the kitchen is too small for cooking.Law’s parents helped him put down a 30 percent deposit when he bought the apartment and he sees it as an investment. He pays HK$24,000 per month for the mortgage, around 40 percent of his salary.”One can only get into a winning position by owning a place,” he said. Jezz Ng in a small living space in a co-sharing building in Hong Kong, where box-like ‘nano-flats’ and co-shares have been touted as fashionable solutions to eye-wateringly high property prices As housing prices spiral in Hong Kong, young professionals are living in ever-shrinking spaces, with box-like “nano-flats” and co-shares touted as fashionable solutions. Citation: Tight squeeze for Hong Kong’s young professionals (2018, June 13) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Explore further All tenants have access to communal facilities, from shower areas and a kitchen to activity rooms and study rooms.”When I started to look for places to rent, my maximum budget was $8,000 including utilities, but a simple, decent studio room could easily go over this price,” Ng told AFP.She now pays $5,600 per month, which she says allows her to support her parents financially and pay her sister’s tuition fees for a master’s degree—a common practice for young adults who are working.Ng adds she feels less cramped than when she lived at home. Founder of the co-share, Keith Wong, says it is designed for young professionals who need time to “accumulate wealth” by limiting their outgoings. For now it is an ideal solution, says Ng.”I want to strive for an apartment, but at the moment, there’s no way for me to achieve that goal,” she explained.”Even though I have a stable job and the salary goes up steadily, it will never catch up with the increase in property prices.” “If you’re renting, you are spending all your money without gaining anything at the end.”Health threatHong Kong’s real estate is the most expensive in the world, with median house prices at 19.4 times median incomes—the worst ratio globally according to the Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey 2018.Property prices have been fuelled by an influx of money from wealthy mainland Chinese investors and developers, and the city government stands accused of failing to control the red-hot property market.More than 60 percent of new flats under 430 sq ft are taken up by investment buyers, according to government figures. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Ip says expanding land supply by any means, including reclamation from the sea, is the only way to solve the affordable housing shortage.But other local land research groups argue Hong Kong should develop under-utilised brownfield sites and idle government land first.The government is considering a host of options, from new artificial islands to developing the city’s cherished country parks. Designers are also putting forward their own new concepts, including converting concrete pipes into living spaces and transforming shipping containers into homes.Sharing spaceMany poorer Hong Kong residents resort to renting dingy “subdivided” flats—apartments carved up into multiple living spaces. But even for those on a good salary, a decent home is often unaffordable.Jezz Ng, 29, earns a monthly wage of HK$32,000 as a teacher and has chosen to live in a new co-share housing set-up, rather than shelling out for her own rent. At weekends she goes home to her parents.Ng shares a unit with seven other women where she has her own small room, which can fit a single bed and a desk. Housed in a revitalised residential building in the working class neighbourhood of Yau Ma Tei, privately owned Bibliotheque offers 166 bed spaces across 15 units, with monthly rents ranging from HK$3,500 to HK$6,200. Finance worker Adrian Law, 25, paid more than US$765,000 for his 292 square foot (27 square metre) studio flat Adrian Law, 25, has adapted to the limited space by buying transformable furniture—his bed folds away against the wall to reveal a desk tucked underneath and he keeps most of his belongings at his parents’ homelast_img read more

first_img 9 Weird Ways You Can Test Positive for Drugs 5 Lethal Chemical Warfare Agents Several people in a county in West Virginia recently overdosed from wasp spray, which they used as an alternative to methamphetamine, according to news reports. Police in Boone County say they’ve seen a rise in residents abusing wasp spray to achieve a meth-like high, according to local news outlet WCHS. The practice is believed to have played a role in three overdoses in the county last week, WCHS reported. “People are making a synthetic type [of] methamphetamine out of wasp spray,” Sgt. Charles Sutphin, of the West Virginia State Police, told WCHS. [‘Breaking Bad’: 6 Strange Meth Facts]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  The practice is known as “wasping,” and it has emerged as a concerning drug trend in recent years, according to a 2018 report from ABC News. Users either combine the wasp spray with meth, or use the spray by itself as a meth substitute. People can crystallize the spray liquid on hot metal sheets, which allows the substance to be inhaled or injected, ABC News reported. Bug sprays contain active ingredients called pyrethroids, which stun and kill insects; but in humans, the chemicals can interfere with nerve signaling, which can lead to abnormal sensations, and in some cases, seizures or paralysis, ABC News reported. The chemicals can also lead to increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, problems with coordination, and swelling and burning sensations. Police in Boone County are working with medical centers to determine the best treatment for those who abuse the spray, WCHS reported. 5 Weird Effects of Bug Bites Originally published on Live Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoAncestryThe Story Behind Your Last Name Will Surprise YouAncestryUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoQuizGrizThe Average Person Will Only Get 7 Right! What Will You Score?QuizGrizUndoSmart Tips DailyCalifornia May Pay Off Your Home If You Live Near Rowland HeightsSmart Tips DailyUndoPrimeSolarQuotesCalifornia Signs Solar Law Helping Homeowners Save Hundreds A Month.PrimeSolarQuotesUndolast_img read more

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL The Kerala Government today approved the renewed project report regarding the second phase extension of the Kochi Metro rail project.The report regarding the extension from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to the IT hub Infopark via Kakkanad, was approved by a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here, an official release said.The total budget for the second phase is expected to be Rs 2,310 crore, it said.The first phase of the Kochi Metro between Aluva to Palarivattom, covering 13.26 km, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17, 2017.The foundation for this stretch was laid in 2012 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Vijayan had later launched the second stretch of the first phase from Palarivattom to Maharaja’s College ground in the heart of the city.With this, the Kochi Metro now covers 18 km from Aluva to Maharaja’s College station. Published on SHARE COMMENTS COMMENTcenter_img Kochi July 25, 2018 Kerala railwaylast_img read more