Shares in Petra Diamonds fail to sparkle despite record production

first_img whatsapp Shares in Petra Diamonds fail to sparkle despite record production Caitlin Morrison Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Monday 27 October 2014 8:54 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated ArticlesTop 10 Date Night In Movies & Films Of All Time10 Amazing RVs You Won’t Want To Miss8 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Keep Your Liver Healthycenter_img whatsapp Share MINING firm Petra Diamonds has reported its highest quarterly production since the company launched in 1997, at 833,744 carats for the first quarter of 2014-15, up two per cent from the 816,735 carats recorded at the same time last year. Revenue also grew to $100.8m (£62.5m), up 55 per cent on $65.1m in 2013-14, despite total sales falling by 10 per cent to 532,250 carats. Shares fell 2.9 per cent yesterday, closing at 170.1p.The company said the diamond market is currently exhibiting its “customary post summer softness”, which is typically the quietest time for rough diamond sales. However, it expects the market to firm up once the festive sales period starts near the end of November. Petra announced the sale of a 232 carat white diamond for $15.2m last week. The company also runs the Williamson mine, which produced the Williamson Pink. That stone was given to the then Princess Elizabeth as a birthday present in 1947. Tags: Company Petra Diamonds Ltdlast_img read more

BMW launching London car rental scheme

first_imgSunday 30 November 2014 11:45 pm BMW launching London car rental scheme whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp BMW will launch a pay-as-you-go car hire scheme in London on Thursday where users can pay on their smartphone to drive an electric i3 or Mini in Hackney, Haringey and Islington. The scheme mirrors those already launched by BMW in San Francisco and Berlin. Share Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Tags: NULL last_img read more

Maidstone fire “suspicious”, linked to earlier car fires: police

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Catherine Neilan A “suspicious” fire that broke out in Maidstone, Kent late last night could be linked to an earlier incident in which five cars were set alight nearby, police have said.  A fire was reported at 2:11am at The Works bookshop on Week Street, in the centre of the town. It spread to adjoining properties and affected all three floors of the original premises, according to Kent Police.  https://twitter.com/peter_mount/status/607802296097992704 Both the store itself and the neighbouring shops, which include a branch of travel agent Thomson, have been damaged by the fire.  The blaze is now under control, although at its peak 15 fire engines had been called to the scene. By 8am this morning just three remained.  https://twitter.com/philharrison77/status/607800216306204672 Around one hour before that incident was reported, five cars had been set on fire in nearby Buckland Road and Somerfield Road.  A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters have made good progress in tackling this very large fire which has affected four shops in Maidstone High Street… There are no casualties reported.  Properties in the area have been evacuated and Maidstone High Street and Week Street are currently closed.” Monday 8 June 2015 4:14 am Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal Past Share Maidstone fire “suspicious”, linked to earlier car fires: police last_img read more

Crash and burn: Why three biotechs failed in 2018

first_img Alex Hogan/STAT @sheridan_kate Kate Sheridan Log In | Learn More GET STARTED What’s included? Biotech What is it? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprintscenter_img Crash and burn: Why three biotechs failed in 2018 There is an appointed time for everything — including in biotech. There is a time to start a company, a time to wind it down, a time to go public, and a time to delist the stock.For every hopeful biotech toiling for decades before finally realizing a profit, there are countless others that run out of money or bet on a product that never delivers. [email protected] By Kate Sheridan Dec. 24, 2018 Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. Tags biotechnologydrug developmentfinanceresearch Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 8, 2019

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 8th October 2019 GAA GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp GAA Previous articleNewly promoted Portrane prove too strong for the Portlaoise ladies hockey teamNext article8 year boil notice has Laois residents boiling mad Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Deaths TAGSDeaths in Laois Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Tiernan PowerDerrykearn, Abbeyleix, LaoisUnexpectedly. Deeply regretted by his loving parents Tom and Annemarie, sister, Cliona, grandmother, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.Removal from his home on Wednesday to The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix for 12 Noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in St. Fintans Cemetery, Raheen.House private by request.Rest in PeaceWilliam (Billy) MurphyBellgrove, Ballybrittas, LaoisBilly passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving and devoted family in his 88th year. Billy will be greatly missed by his loving wife Millie, and his family Michael, Patrick, Mary and Catherine. Much loved grandfather of Aisleen, Gavin, Michelle, Shane, Amy, Katie and Eoghan. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters Breege, Connie, Dick, Tess, and baby brother Pat. Sadly missed by his brothers Tom (Galway) Mick, Jim (Rath) Fr. Sean (South Africa) Mary Mc Evoy (Portarlington) and Rose Dowler (Dublin). Daughter in-laws Geraldine and Kate, son in-law Frankie, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Reposing at his residence (R32 K63X) on Monday from 4 o’clock until 9 o’clock. Reposing on Tuesday from 4 o’clock until 9 o’clock with recital of the Rosary on both evenings at 8 o’clock.Arriving to the Sacred Heart Church Rath for 2 o’clock Requiem Mass on Wednesday. Interment to follow in the new Cemetery Emo.House Private on Wednesday morning please.Mary Keenan (née O’Rourke)Gash Gardens, Castletown, LaoisMary Keenan (nee O’Rourke), Gash Gardens, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. October 4. 2019. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family in the wounderful care of the nurses and staff in the Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget.Predeceased by her husband Noel and son John. Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her loving daughters Mary (Doyle) and Breda, sister Ann (Grehan), brothers Jim and Michael, sister-in-law Margaret, son-in-law Ross, granddaughters Caoilfhionn and Meadhbh, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing in Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, Mountrath (EirCode R32TN84) this Friday evening (Oct. 4th.) from 7 o’c with rosary in the funeral home 9 o’c and on Saturday afternoon from 2 o’c with removal at 5 o’c to St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown (Eircode R32KT22) arriving 5.15 o’c.Funeral Mass on Sunday morning (Oct. 6th.) at 10.30 o’c with burial immediately afterwards in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.Una Finney (née Williams)Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington, Laois/Portarlington, Offaly/KildarePeacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Beloved wife of the late Canon Charles Finney.Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Pamela (Seale), sons Cyril and Alan, sister Ivy, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.Reposing at her daughter Pamela’s house, Durrow (R32YD5X) from 7.00pm until 9.30pm this Friday evening. Removal to Saint Michael and All Angels Church, Abbeyleix on Saturday afternoon for Funeral Service at 3.00pm. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. House private on Saturday morning please. Family cut flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to N.C.B. Ireland.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 7, 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Pinterestlast_img read more

TSX gains in 2020 wiped away after fourth triple digit decline in a row

first_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 123.77 points at 26,957.59. The S&P 500 index was down 11.82 points at 3,116.39, while the Nasdaq composite was up 15.16 points at 8,980.77.The Canadian dollar traded for US75.15¢ compared with an average of US75.30¢ on Tuesday.The April crude contract was down US$1.17 at US$50.04 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down 1.4 cents at US$1.84 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was down US$6.90 at US$1,643.10 an ounce and the May copper contract was down 0.85 of a cent at US$2.57 a pound. Canada’s main stock index saw all of this year’s gains wiped away with a fourth day of triple-digit declines over concerns about the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 135.45 points at 17,041.92. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Canadian Press Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Andrea De Martin/123RFlast_img read more

Prison Governor gives speech at former inmate’s wedding

first_imgPrison Governor gives speech at former inmate’s wedding A new podcast about life in prison reveals how a prison Governor became good mates with a former inmate and armed robber, and even gave a speech at his wedding. Download video and images here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/LNUjhTr79NFor the first time, Wellington Correctional Centre Governor Mark Kennedy shares the story behind his unique friendship with Damian Cuff in the new six-part podcast series, Behind the Walls.“After he got out of prison, he came to play on my football side and I coached him for a number of years,” Mr Kennedy said.“I went to Damian’s wedding, did a speech at his wedding and I consider him a friend now. I’ve known him and his wife for the last five years. He’s done really well for himself.”The ground-breaking podcast features first-hand accounts from 30 correctional officers – including some from Bathurst, Wellington, Lithgow and Kirkconnell – about what really happens behind bars, from riots to contraband detection and stories of rehabilitation.Mr Cuff, 46, spent 19 years in-and-out of correctional centres for a range of crimes including armed robbery, kidnapping and drug use. On 21 February, the grandfather of four marked a decade free of prison.“Normally blokes get out and they go back to the same area, the same people that they always hung with and got in trouble with,” Mr Cuff said.“I was given an opportunity before I got out here. I did works release and I still work for that company now – they offered me a position if I was willing to stay in Bathurst and what better opportunity than to start fresh.“I’m still mates with Kenno (Mark Kennedy) because Kenno, he knew about me, but he didn’t want to make me feel like I was a criminal, or I was different. I was just one of the boys playing football.”Mr Kennedy still coaches the Bathurst Bushrangers AFL team for which Mr Cuff competes.“He did quite a long time in jail and he’s quite focused to stay out, which is good, but every now and then we sit down and have a chat,” Mr Kennedy said.“I believe I need to be a positive role model for him and a bit of a mentor. And I think he’d say the same. He’s really focused on making sure that he provides for his family and does the right thing. And I think that’s what we all want really.”Episode four, Behind the Walls: Rehabilitation will be released on 1 April to listen for free on all good podcast apps. New episodes are dropped every Thursday. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AFL, Australia, Bathurst, Criminal, Department of Communities and Justice, detection, Download, drug, Family, football, Government, jail, Lithgow, NSW, Prison, robbery, video, wedding, Wellingtonlast_img read more

Statement following meeting between Lord Frost and Vice President Šefčovič 16 April 2021

first_imgStatement following meeting between Lord Frost and Vice President Šefčovič 16 April 2021 Lord Frost, Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, met Commission Vice President Šefčovič yesterday evening in Brussels.They reviewed the situation as regards the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland in a constructive atmosphere.Lord Frost said that the intensive discussions between the Co-Chairs of the Specialised Committee on the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland in recent weeks had begun to clarify the outstanding issues, and some positive momentum had been established. But a number of difficult issues remained and it was important to continue to discuss them. He agreed there should be intensified contacts at all levels in the coming weeks.Lord Frost repeated the UK’s commitment to working through the joint bodies provided for by the Withdrawal Agreement. He underlined that any solutions had to be consistent with the overriding commitment to respecting the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement in all its dimensions and to ensuring minimum disruption of everyday lives in Northern Ireland.Finally, Lord Frost and Vice President Šefčovič agreed to further engagement with business groups, civil society and other stakeholders in Northern Ireland shortly. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, atmosphere, Brussels, business, Cabinet, Commission, Government, Ireland, Minister, President, Society, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Motor Mouth: Classic car market is running out of gas

first_img Trending Videos But, the bigger problem — the one nobody is discussing — is that yesteryear’s high-end classics must also now compete with today’s future collectibles for the hearts and wallets of our millionaires. A 1969 Dino 246 and a 2018 488 GTB may share nothing mechanically, but they are both, at heart, impractical — admittedly, one more than the other — motorcars whose primary purpose is to flaunt the success of its owner. With Sergio Marchionne threatening to almost double Ferrari production and other uber marques — Lamborghini, Bentley et al — planning the same, even the one-per-cent may soon face a glut of overpriced four-wheel trinkets vying for their attention. No wonder Kevin Tynan, senior automotive analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, says “weakness in the collector-car market may foretell a more defensive stance from luxury and discretionary consumers.”It’s enough to leave my friend — and yet another Driving writer — Jil McIntosh, scratching her head. An avowed classic car nut, she and partner Fred own no less than four American retro-rods, their house and garage a tribute to classic car memorabilia that would challenge the Petersen’s. Even though she has no plans to ever sell her prized ’47 Caddy — “I’ll be driving it to my own funeral” — she is concerned about the day she might choose to “downsize” her 1949 Studebaker or Fred’s 1966 Dart. “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t brag that your rod is suddenly worth $75,000 and then bemoan the fact young people aren’t getting into cars.”Simply put, there aren’t enough Claytons to go around. And they’re all broke. Driving’s videographer, our very own Clayton Seams, is, like so many in the creative arts, unique. Admittedly talented and imaginative, his personal “style” seems to revolve around Elvis Presley-like stove-top jeans and shirts best described as Leave It To Beaver-era pyjama tops. He also seems to have a truly odd penchant for 1950s flannel, his socks are, of course, always an adventure and he has never — and one truly needs to see him first thing in the AM to fully appreciate this last — met a barber he agreed with.But that’s not what makes him one of a kind. What really sets young DJ Seams Legit — for that is the “street” name our young Andy Griffith has adopted — apart is his love of classic cars. He absolutely worships old iron. He fawns over rusty old Fiats like they’re the second coming of Ferrari, thinks God himself invented British sports cars and talks about banged-up Nissans like most young men talk about … well, you know what most young men talk about. Most importantly — at least for the topic of this particular Motor Mouth — he actually spends money on these eBay “treasures.”Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Clayton’s Lotus Europa may or may not have had a floor. [email protected]@MotorMouthNP Vellequette’s prognosis is backed up by all the leading market indicators. Hagerty’s 1950s American Classic Index — yes, just like the stock market, collectible cars have become so inflated that each segment needs its own index — is now as flat as Tokyo’s Nikkei. Ditto for Ferraris and affordable classics. Investment-grade British and German collectibles are actually down in comparison with their peaks when Boomers, burnt by their losses in real estate, started treating cars like stocks, pumping big money into cars they dreamed of in their youth.That comparison with the high-end real estate is more than justified. Just like the housing market, many in the classic car industry are in denial. Indeed, echoing Vancouver and Toronto industry experts after local luxury taxes were imposed on housing, ClassicDriver.com, claims that — shades of every, well, shady, real estate agent who’s ever sold a million-dollar condo in North Van — “the recent ‘cooling off’ period is positive in respect of the market’s long-term prosperity.”But recent gains — again cue comparisons to Toronto and Vancouver’s hyper inflated housing prices — are simply unsustainable. According to Sportscardigest.com, for instance, a recently-sold 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC had an annual compounded return of 18.45 per cent per year; a Lamborghini Miura, an even more impressive, biopharm-like 21.5 per cent year-over-year appreciation. Even something as comparatively run-of-the-mill as a 1980s air-cooled Porsche has likely tripled in value over the last decade.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Driving’s Jil McIntosh never plans to part ways with her Caddy. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSVintage / ClassicMotor MouthMotor MouthNew VehiclesVintage & Collectible And that’s what makes him an anomaly. Future generations, as we’re endlessly told, have no interest in cars, and though every stock analyst worthy of his (or her) bespoke Ermenegildo Zegnas has lamented how this might affect new car sales, few have turned their profit/loss statements to the classic car market.It is, according to Automotive News’ Larry P. Vellequette, a market in significant decline. The problem is one of simple supply and demand, says Vellequette. “Baby Boomers are still buying more classic cars than they are selling. That’s a problem [because] Boomers in the U.S. outnumber my generation by about 10 million people, so there’s probably not enough of us to buy all those collectible cars the Boomers have covered in their garages.” Millennials also won’t be the solution because a) they’re too busy with their cell phones and, as Vellequette notes, b) they’re broke. That combination of demographics and debt “hardly paints a rosy outlook for a long-term expansion of collecting cars,” says Automotive News’ senior reporter.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Clayton’s current ride, a 1970 Corvette, is so horrifically deformed that even Mad Max wouldn’t be caught dead behind the wheel. 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Trending in Canada Not surprisingly, they’re all hunks of junk. His current ride, a 1970 Corvette, is so horrifically deformed that even Mad Max wouldn’t be caught dead behind the wheel. In the not quite four years he’s been with Driving, he’s also been in possession of a Lotus with no floor, a 1966 Corvair with pistons as hole-y as the Pope and some form of late 1960s Chrysler behemoth that was actually — the exception proving the rule because he couldn’t wait to get rid of the thing — kinda natty. That he somehow manages to procure all these rat traps on a salary that wouldn’t challenge Tim Hortons — he chooses to live in squalor, saving his Loonies, he beams with a certain twisted pride, for his jalopies — speaks to a devotion we old-time gearheads can relate to. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Driving videographer Clayton Seams alongside arguably one of the few nicest cars he’s ever owned, a 1969 Chrysler Newport. 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Less Severe Drought Conditions This Year

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Less Severe Drought Conditions This Year EnvironmentJanuary 10, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton Story HighlightsThe annual dry spell typically starts in January and last for three months.Drought conditions for 2014 will not be as harsh as 2013.Projections are for “abnormally wet” conditions in the central part of the island, with normal to above normal conditions in the east. Jamaicans in most parts of the island can expect less severe drought conditions this year as the country heads into the traditional dry period.The annual dry spell typically starts in January and last for three months.Senior Meteorological Technician at the Meteorological Service (Met Office), Glenroy Brown, said that drought conditions for 2014 will not be as harsh as 2013.Projections are for “abnormally wet” conditions in the central part of the island, with normal to above normal conditions in the east. However, it is expected that western Jamaica will be abnormally dry over the next three months.“Last year, at this time going into the dry season, we were actually predicting far more severe conditions in terms of drought. This year it seems to be somewhere near the normal drought conditions, so we are not expecting the severe conditions to occur this year, and it seems to be the trend for at least the next three months,” Mr. Brown stated.He was speaking at a press conference on Thursday, January 9, at the New Kingston offices of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, to provide information on drought and rainfall predictions for 2014.Meanwhile, Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Ian Hayles, informed that $40 million has been spent so far to repair and improve over 50 water tanks across the country.He said that in 2013, the National Water Commission (NWC) spent over $160 million on trucking water to communities affected by drought conditions.“I think this year, within the NWC, we will be developing certain strategies such as having loading bays within the drought-prone areas to see how best we can work with the citizens,” Mr. Hayles said.The State Minister noted that with the dry conditions predicted for western Jamaica for the next three months, the Ministry will continue to truck water to the affected areas through Rapid Response.“So, we will be proactive; we can’t solve all the problems at once but we will be proactive in going forward in ensuring that our people can have potable water and where it is not possible, we will be able to truck water working in conjunction with the parish councils,” he stated. RelatedRural Water Supply Limited Contributing to Community Developmentcenter_img RelatedLocal Management Plan For Cockpit Country Launched RelatedRegion Urged to Brace for Impact of Climate Change Advertisementslast_img read more