FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements Story HighlightsThe work of the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in monitoring the country’s seismic activities, has been enhanced with a donation of US$30,000 by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).The money, which will be used to facilitate the installation of four motion seismographs (accelerometers), was handed over on Monday (January 14), during a press conference to launch Earthquake Awareness Week 2013, at the ODPEM headquarters in Kingston.Designed to measure high seismic activity, the motion seismographs will be located on buildings to help monitor the response of the building and other structures during major earthquakes, as well as provide ground motion information that can be used in site characterisation in major development projects. The devices will also provide pertinent information that can help to improve the characterisation of seismic vulnerability across the island. RelatedEarthquake Unit Gets US$30,000 from ODPEM RelatedEarthquake Unit Gets US$30,000 from ODPEM RelatedEarthquake Unit Gets US$30,000 from ODPEM Earthquake Unit Gets US$30,000 from ODPEM EnvironmentJanuary 15, 2013Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards The work of the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in monitoring the country’s seismic activities, has been enhanced with a donation of US$30,000 by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).The money, which will be used to facilitate the installation of four motion seismographs (accelerometers), was handed over on Monday (January 14), during a press conference to launch Earthquake Awareness Week 2013, at the ODPEM headquarters in Kingston.Designed to measure high seismic activity, the motion seismographs will be located on buildings to help monitor the response of the building and other structures during major earthquakes, as well as provide ground motion information that can be used in site characterisation in major development projects. The devices will also provide pertinent information that can help to improve the characterisation of seismic vulnerability across the island.According to an ODPEM press release, the installation of the device will complement the organisation’s mandate, along with its partners, towards achieving a high standard of readiness to high magnitude earthquakes.Director General of ODPEM, Ronald Jackson, said the organisation’s assistance “will reap maximum benefit as these devices will build a network for improved data on the site specific behaviour of buildings, further informing the revision of the building codes.”“That information will also go into the process of the contingency plans that the first responders develop from time-to-time to fully understand what is likely to happen in specific areas – what buildings will stand up, what buildings will fail, how many persons we will have to plan for in terms of casualties,” he said.Head of the Unit, Dr. Lyndon Brown, said the equipment is important as “when earthquakes happen, we need instruments that can measure the whole event so that in the long term, we can have improved data for future research.”“These are instruments that can measure the whole range of an earthquake – the very small to the very large earthquake – and these are very important for measuring the activity of faults, measuring the intensity and magnitude of earthquakes and help us in terms of understanding as much as we can, earthquakes and earthquake activity in Jamaica,” he said.Dr. Brown thanked ODPEM for supporting “this movement towards improvement in terms of our earthquake resistance, helping us to understand more about earthquakes, helping us to improve our research, so that this can help future development in the country.”Earthquake Awareness Week is being observed from January 20 to 26 under the theme: ‘7.8 Wi ready…Yuh Ready?’.“That information will also go into the process of the contingency plans that the first responders develop from time-to-time to fully understand what is likely to happen in specific areas – what buildings will stand up, what buildings will fail, how many persons we will have to plan for in terms of casualties,” he said.Head of the Unit, Dr. Lyndon Brown, said the equipment is important as “when earthquakes happen, we need instruments that can measure the whole event so that in the long term, we can have improved data for future research.”“These are instruments that can measure the whole range of an earthquake
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Enyimba coach Usman Abd’Allah has agreed a new one-year contract with the 2-time CAF Champions League winners, bringing to an end speculations linking him with the vacant roles at Rangers and Akwa United.The soft-spoken tactician, who guided Enyimba to a record 8th Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title last season, is expected to put pen to paper on the new deal on return to Nigeria from France next week. “I have agreed a new 1-year deal with Enyimba after discussing terms with the management,” Abd’Allah told busybuddiesng.com.“I had offers from Rangers and Akwa United but decided to stick with Enyimba to consolidate on what we have achieved so far.”The former Kano Pillars assistant coach led the People’s Elephant to the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup last year, losing to eventual champions, Raja Casablanca of Morocco after he took permanent charge of the team following the resignation of former handler, Paul Aigbogun. Enyimba and Kano Pillars will represent Nigeria in the 2019/2020 CAF Champions, a competition the Aba Landlords won in 2003 and 2004.Related
LOS ANGELES | Steven Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating the groundbreaking police drama “Hill Street Blues,” died Sunday. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died in his sleep after a battle with cancer.Bochco, who won 10 primetime Emmys, created several hit television shows including “L.A. Law,” ”NYPD Blue,” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, television writer/producer Steven Bochco poses for a portrait at his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating “Hill Street Blues,” has died. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died Sunday, April 1, 2018, in his sleep after a battle with cancer. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)Premiering in January 1981, “Hill Street Blues” challenged, even confounded the meager audience that sampled it. Then, on a wave of critical acclaim, the series began to click with viewers, while scoring a history-making 27 Emmy nominations its first year.During its seven-season run, it won 26 Emmys and launched Bochco on a course that led to dozens of series and earned him four Peabody awards, in addition to the 10 Emmys.“Hill Street Blues” had a sprawling universe of engaging yet flawed characters, a zippy pace and layers of overlapping, scripted dialogue, shot in a documentary style.But what really set the show apart were the multiple narratives that interlaced each episode with those that came before and after. With the rare exception of the few prime-time soaps, almost every series up to that time — whether comedy or drama — made each episode freestanding, with a reset button for the one that came next.Bochco once recalled a fan telling him that “Hill Street Blues” was the first TV series with a memory.“That’s what I always thought of myself doing in the context of TV: craft a show that over time would have a memory,” he told The Associated Press in an interview two years ago. “I sensed that very early in my career. It just took me another 10 or 12 years to get to the point where I earned the right to take a shot at it.”Bochco grew up in Manhattan, the son of a painter and a concert violinist. On arriving in Los Angeles after college, he wrote for several series at Universal Studios. Then he got a big break: writing the screenplay for the 1972 sci-fi film “Silent Running.” But Bochco said the disrespect he confronted as the writer soured him on writing for the big screen.“Once you’ve delivered the screenplay they don’t want you around, because you’re gonna get in the way of someone else’s vision,” Bochco said.In his self-published memoir “Truth Is a Total Defense: My Fifty Years in Television,” Bochco tells the story of his prolific career, which he began at 22 as a story editor on a popular NBC drama, “The Name of the Game,” all the way to “Murder in the First,” which ran on TNT from 2014 to 2016.In his book, Bochco recalls his great collaborations and his battles with actors, studio heads and network execs, along with the flops (“Bay City Blues”! “Cop Rock”!) that made the triumphs even sweeter.Details of a memorial service were not immediately released.Former Associated Press writer Frazier Moore contributed to this story.
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Lappe Nordic’s Evan Palmer-Charette of Thunder Bay came sixth. Locke and Palmer-Charette were the only two Canadian U23 athletes in the final.Locke, born and raised in Nelson, won a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont., in March of 2015.The 22-year-old Locke, who started racing for the Nelson Nordic Ski Team at the age of six, joined the Black Jack squad at 14 years of age and has been competing with the Rossland-based club since his teens.The U.S. Cross Country Championships consists of four days of races — classic distance, freestyle sprint, freestyle distance and classic sprints from January 3-9.Lock, who trains and races full time also runs a web design, photography and filmmaking business.Story originated at The Nelson Daily Julien Locke of Nelson finished in the medals Monday at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan.Locke, who competes for the Black Jack Ski Team in Rossland, finished the 1.5 kilometer Sprint Distance in third place in a time of three minutes, 18.38 seconds.Reese Hanneman of the United States won the race in a time of 3:15.14. USA teammate Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess was second.
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The month of December will go a long way to determining if the Nelson Leafs have what it takes to compete for the Murdoch Division title in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.After compiling a seven-game winning streak during November, the Leafs find themselves in a bit of a funk after dropping a pair of games to surging Castlegar Rebels.The once-double-digit lead in Murdoch Division standing has now been reduced to four points with a tough divisional schedule on the horizon — three of the seven games in December coming against defending KIJHL Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.“We need to get back to playing our game, moving our feet and get back to being the hardest working team on the ice game in and game out,” said Leaf GM Lance Morey.“(Head coach) Mario (DiBella) and the coaches have worked hard all week in practice to get the boys back on track and the players I have chatted with feel that this weekend we will see a better effort from everybody and a strong step back towards the team we have been for most of the year.”Despite owning the KIJHL for the first three months of the season, Nelson looked ordinary against the Rebels, who just happen to be the hottest team in the league after winning its sixth consecutive game against the Leafs last week.In the two games, Nelson managed to put up a measly two goals while surrendering nine defensively.Leafs may have been tired during the latter part of last week’s game after starting the contest with 15 skaters and losing two during the game.However, Morey has been working the phones looking for Junior A replacements to bolster the Nelson lineup.“We are still working on the three or four players we are looking to bring in from recent Junior A cuts,” Morey said. “Realistically having them here in Nelson just after the Christmas break is our target date.”“We may have one player acquisition to announce as early as (Friday) morning and could have him in the lineup for Saturday night’s game,” Morey added.Facing BV Nitehawks always a test for Green and WhiteFriday, Nelson travels to Fruitvale to face the defending KIJHL Champs.In two games this season, both in Nelson, the teams have split with the Leafs winning on opening night 1-0 and Beaver Valley clawing back a victory in early October 2-1.In Nelson’s victory, the Leafs were led by netminder Josh Williams who proved to management he can steal games.Williams, the league’s best goalie, will once again need to be at his best between the pipes as the Leafs have always had difficulty playing on the small ice surface at the Beaver Valley Arena.Border Bruins pay first visit to Heritage CityIt seems like an eternity since the Leafs have played a home game after Nelson spent most of November on the road.And not only will Leaf fans be happy to see the home side against, but spectators get to see their first look at the Grand Forks Border Bruins, Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The Leafs have owned the Bruins this season, winning all three games in Grand Forks.However, every one of those games Nelson has been pressed to escape with three one-goal victories.Saturday, despite struggling to a sub-.500 record, the Bruins will no doubt prove to be a tough opponent for the Green and White.
4 Barcelona have not dropped their interest despite also signing Philippe CoutinhoCredit: Getty Images4 Spurs are ready to hand Eriksen a new contract as they also look to secure Mauricio Pochettino’s futureCredit: Getty ImagesChristian Eriksen scores unbelievable goal for Tottenham against Chelsea Most Read In SportWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopper BARCELONA are reportedly interested in signing Christian Eriksen.And Spanish newspaper Sport claims Spurs are now scrambling to secure their star man’s future on a stunning new contract.4 Barcelona are interested in Tottenham superstar Christian EriksenCredit: REUTERSGreat Dane Eriksen was a target for Barcelona back in January before they secure the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.However, it’s said that Nou Camp chiefs remain keen on Eriksen following his stunning form since Christmas.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has also been tipped to leave, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all linked.Eriksen and the Argentine are close allies, and Barcelona apparently believe they stand a decent chance of signing him should Pochettino also depart the north Londoners.SUN BETS: BET £10 GET A FREE £30 BET4 The midfielder has been in stunning form for Spurs this seasonCredit: AFPHowever, Tottenham are said to have no intention of losing either.Daniel Levy firmly believes Pochettino is the right man to take Spurs into their new stadium.LEVY DOUBLED Spurs supremo’s pay hits record £6m for a chairmanWhile Eriksen has proven to be the heartbeat of the team, with his stunning strike leading an incredible comeback against Chelsea last weekend to secure Spurs’ first win at Stamford Bridge in decades.And Tottenham will now look to reward the pair with lucrative new deals in a bid to halt any outside interest.