EPA National Survey to Catalog ODS Alternatives

first_imgThe National Ozone Unit of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has ended a one day stakeholders’ workshop on the Initiation of a Nationwide Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Alternatives Survey hosted at a resort in Monrovia.EPA Deputy Executive Director (DED), Urias Goll, at the opening session, said Liberia through the agency, has significantly contributed to the global success of the Vienna Convention on the protection of the Ozone Layer.The Vienna Convention up to date is considered as the most successful environmental agreement in the world.Notwithstanding this success, Goll told over 25 participants, “collective actions were still needed to find a lasting solution to global environmental problems ahead of us.” “It is in this regard that we have come to initiate another phase of the Ozone project, which is to conduct a survey of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) alternatives at the national level,” Goll emphasized.The basic concept of the ODS Alternatives Survey is to assist developing countries like Liberia to better understand their consumption trends for non-ODS alternatives and their distribution by sector and subsector. It is also meant to create inventories on ODS Alternatives which will provide Liberia with an overview of its national market where ODS Alternatives have been and will be phased in, while taking into consideration existing technologies. Finally, the survey will estimate the amount of each ODS alternative currently used in the country, identify alternatives that could be potentially used in the future as replacement and forecast the amount of each of the ODS alternatives currently used and potentially to be used in thecountry.Goll called on the participants to accord the data collectors their cooperation and give them the needed information in the next few months to come if Liberia is to succeed in conducting the national survey.Earlier, according to an EPA release, the National Focal Person of the Ozone Unit at the EPA, Sete F. Marshall, said the success of the project over the years can be attributed to cooperation, participation and involvement of all relevant stakeholders concerned with the project.Mr. Marshall noted that the pending survey is an opportunity for Liberia to move forward in cataloging the necessary information regarding ODS and ODS Alternatives for the good of its citizenry. The survey will end in September of this year, and its results will be validated by stakeholders before submission.Participants were drawn from the private sector and relevant line ministries and agencies, to include the refrigeration union of Liberia, importers, Liberia Chambers of Commerce, Monrovia Vocational Training Center, Liberia Revenue Authority, Liberia Agricultural Company, LIPFOCO among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

192 New Generation Event launches this week at Kelly’s Toyota

first_imgToyota has unveiled its 192 offers ahead of the New Generation Event taking place from Wednesday 5th until Saturday 8th June. For the first time, all of Toyota’s new generation self-charging hybrid and petrol vehicles will be on display together. The Corolla Hatchback, Saloon and Touring Sport will all be on show, as well as the Camry, RAV4, Prius, Yaris, and not forgetting Ireland’s best-selling hybrid, the Toyota C-HR. Fantastic offers will be in place during the New Generation event, for both hybrid and petrol models. With trade-in boosters of up to €3,000, APR’s from 2.9% on passenger cars and 1.9% on commercial vehicles, it has never been easier for Irish drivers to upgrade to Toyota’s new generation models.Toyota’s self-charging hybrids, which are in electric mode on average over 50% of the time, produce less harmful emissions and allow drivers to make fuel savings on every trip. As an added advantage, all Toyota hybrids are automatic cars. There has been a surge in customers switching from diesel to a self-charging hybrid in the last year and with demand high, customers are encouraged to visit early to avoid disappointment in securing a 192 Toyota.Kelly’s Toyota, Port Road, LetterkennySummer 2019 also sees the return of the legendary, Land Cruiser Business model with a limited amount of first arrivals landing in July. Customers will also be able to inquire and place their orders during the New Generation event. There’s never been more choice and for 192 there’s more value too. It’s time to visit Kelly’s Toyota, Port Road Letterkenny & Drumbeigh Mountcharles from 5th -8th June for their 192 New Generation Event.Demand is high, so don’t miss out.Toyota, Built for a Better World.192 New Generation Event launches this week at Kelly’s Toyota was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:192192 New Generation EventhybridKelly’s Toyotalast_img read more

Humboldt State offensive lineman Alex Cappa named first-team AFCA All-American

first_imgARCATA >> Sometimes the work an offensive line can go underappreciated. When it comes to Humboldt State junior left tackle Alex Cappa, it’s hard to ignore the body of work he’s put together.And it just keeps on growing.All of a week after earning all-region recognition from the Division II Conference Commissioners Association, Cappa was named as a first-team American Football Coaches Association All-America selection, it was announced on Wednesday. It’s the first of what is likely to be a …last_img

South Africa, India ties ‘bearing fruit’

first_img20 March 2012 South Africa’s relations with India continue to yield positive results, SA High Commissioner to India Harris Majeke told a business seminar hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Chennai, India on Monday. The five-day seminar, part of and international Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) led by Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe, kicked off on Monday and ends in Mumbai on Friday. “This gathering serves to reinforce the longstanding friendship that both India and South Africa have shared since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1993,” Majeke said. Billions in trade, investment “We have been able to build quite a diversified economic and political framework, with bilateral trade between our countries growing from US$4-billion to $11.1-billion over the 2005 to 2011 period.” Majeke said India ranked among the top 10 investing countries in South Africa, with investments estimated at over $6-billion to date. South Africa’s investments into India have also been growing steadily, with investment now amounting to $250-million. Majeke said initiatives that were being undertaken to step trade and investment up further. These included the establishment of an India-South Africa joint ministerial commission, the India-South Africa CEOs Forum, and the signing of trade and various other agreements. South Africa and India also cooperate on defence matters and small enterprise development.SA, Indian business delegations “We are also in the process of negotiating a preferential trade agreement between our countries,” Majeke said. “This will further accelerate trade flows, and extend the range of traded goods, which will deepen the mutually beneficial trade and investment ties between our developing countries of the South,” he said. The seminar is being attended by over 100 South African and Indian businessmen and women. Sibongile Sambo, managing director of SRS Aviation and part of the 45-member South African delegation attending the seminar, said she had already managed to negotiate a potential deal with an Indian aviation company this week. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more