2019 Rugby World Cup: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

first_imgAlso make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ireland get the bonus-point win they needed against Samoa to guarantee a quarter-final berth Johnny be good A brilliant, brilliant try from Johnny Sexton He adds the extras too and Ireland are flying#RWC2019 #ITVRugby #IREvSAM pic.twitter.com/APP7uUNqFS— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 12, 2019Samoa came back into the game with a try of their own, Jack Lam being powered over by a couple of team-mates following a five-metre lineout.The Aki red card slowed Ireland’s momentum for a while but they got the crucial fourth try just before the break. From a five-metre scrum, Conor Murray passed to his half-back partner Sexton, who darted over from close range.The way Ireland started the second half, you wouldn’t know they had a numbers disadvantage. They camped in the Samoan half for the opening ten minutes and had a series of penalties in the 22.After opting for five-metre scrums from a couple, they then took a quick tap and after the initial carry Murray delivered a pinpoint miss-pass to Larmour on the wing to score. TAGS: Samoa 2019 Rugby World Cup: Ireland 47-5 SamoaHead-to-headPlayed – 7Ireland wins – 6Samoa wins – 1Did You Know? Rory Best led Ireland for the 37th time, overtaking Keith Wood to move into second place behind Brian O’Driscoll (83) in the list of players who have captained Ireland the most.This was the 16th time Ireland’s front row of Cian Healy, Rory Best and Tadhg Furlong have been selected together – a record for any front row in matches since RWC 2015. They move ahead of France’s Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado and Rabah Slimani.Bundee Aki became the first Ireland player to be sent off at a World Cup.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesSaturday night lights: Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium prior to kick-off between Ireland and Samoa (Getty Images)In A NutshellAs Typhoon Hagibis battered Japan’s main island, the Ireland v Samoa fixture in Fukuoka went ahead as planned. With clear skies and a bit of wind, the pitch – re-laid for this match and prone to churning up – was probably the toughest of the conditions for the players to contend with.Ireland had the all-important bonus point they needed to ensure passage to the last eight secured by half-time – but they were also down to 14 men.Bundee Aki was sent off after half an hour for a dangerous high tackle on Samoa fly-half Ulupano Seutini and the men in green had to play the remaining 50 minutes a man down. They dealt with it well, though, and shut down the Samoa attack for large periods of the second half.Red card: Bundee Aki tackles Ulupano Seuteni high and is then sent off (Getty Images)It was the power and accuracy of Ireland’s set-piece that delivered two tries inside the first ten minutes. For the first, Iain Henderson won the lineout, transferred the ball quickly and Rory Best touched down from the ensuing maul.Henderson was again the lineout receiver for the second try, but this time the maul didn’t get going as effectively. Various carriers took the ball on in the Samoan 22 before it was spread to Tadhg Furlong in the wider channels and the prop spun through four tacklers then stretched for the line.Next it was time for the backs to show their skill-set. Midway through the half, Jordan Larmour dummied and cut between two Samoan defenders, then fed the ball to Johnny Sexton on the inside and the fly-half sprinted over. Mind the gap: Johnny Sexton runs in his first try (Getty Images) Close call: Jack Lam (8 shirt) is awarded a try against Ireland (Getty Images)Samoa barely ventured into the Ireland half in the second period and the match became very fractured with replacements flowing onto the pitch, Joe Schmidt mindful of getting his key players off ahead of next weekend’s quarter-final.The Irish did add another two tries in the last quarter, CJ Stander going over from close range with a little help from Peter O’Mahony and Andrew Conway touching down a Joe Carbery kick through.Samoa thought they had got a second try from a driving maul of their own in the last five minutes but it was ruled out by the TMO for a double movement.The match then petered out in the last five minutes but the predominantly Irish crowd will have left happy knowing that their team’s involvement in the World Cup will last at least another week.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageStar ManTadhg Furlong put in an impressive shift at tighthead, Jordan Larmour showed some good touches while Johnny Sexton managed play well and scored two tries, but we’re giving the gong to Conor Murray.Fine nine: Conor Murray puts in a box-kick against Samoa (Getty Images)The Ireland scrum-half departed early in the second period, but he was the man dictating the tempo of the game and delivering the quick ball that kept Samoa on the back foot. Plus, he had two assists: sending Sexton over in the first half and Larmour – thanks to an exquisite long pass – in the second.The ReactionIreland coach Joe Schmidt: “The second half probably wasn’t great to watch, but it was comforting to know we were in the right part of the pitch. We went to strong points for us – maul and scrum, close carries – as with a man down that’s the strong suit you to play to.”Samoa coach Steve Jackson: “Ireland were really good at set-piece time, scrummed well and mauled extremely well. Tactically, with a man down they played very well and deserved the victory. I think it was 86-14 territory and 75-25 possession – you can’t win games like that. They starved us of the ball.”The TeamsIreland: Jordan Larmour; Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw (Andrew Conway 62), Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Johnny Sexton (Joey Carbery 50), Conor Murray (Luke McGrath 53); Cian Healy (Dave Kilcoyne 57), Rory Best (captain, Niall Scannell 50), Tadhg Furlong (Andrew Porter 45), Iain Henderson, James Ryan (Jean Kleyn 57), Tadhg Beirne (Peter O’Mahony 60), Josh Van der Flier, CJ Stander.Tries: Best 4, Furlong 9, Sexton 21, 40, Larmour 49, Stander 66, Conway 70. Cons: Sexton 4, Carbery 2.Red card: Aki 29min.Samoa: Tim Nanai-Williams; Ah See Tuala, Alapati Leiua, Henry Taefu, Ed Fidow (Kieron Fonotia 50); Ulupano Seuteni (Tusi Pisi 29), Dwayne Polataivao (Pele Cowley 70); Logovii Mulipola (Jordan Lay 47), Seilala Lam (Ray Niuia 47), Michael Alaalatoa (Paul Alo-Emile 53), Teofilo Paulo (Ray Niuia 14-17, Piula Faasalele 53), Kane Le’aupepe, Chris Vui, TJ Ioane (Josh Tyrell 70), Jack Lam (captain).Try: J Lam 26.Yellow cards: S Lam 6min, Ioane 59min.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Governor Wolf: State Funding to Support New Manufacturing Training Options in Mifflin, Juniata Counties

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding for the Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology to support its post-secondary training program for certified welding and metal fabrication. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative.“This grant will enable the Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology to significantly expand manufacturing training and job opportunities for Mifflin and Juniata residents,” Governor Wolf said. “We are excited to support the manufacturing workforce as it evolves to meet the demands of the 21st century economy.”The $200,000 grant will support the collaboration with local manufacturers to identify and teach the essential skills for entry-level applicants by providing local training opportunities for certified welding. The grant will support the retrofitting of an unused program space to create a stand-alone welding facility. This also includes the purchase of American Welding Society-recognized curricula, hiring of an instructor, and outreach efforts.“All of us at The Academy are excited about what this funding means for our school and our community,” said Mike McMonigal, supervisor of adult and post-secondary education at Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology. “Not only will this allow us to put the final touches on our newly expanded adult welding program, but it will also provide for free welding training to out-of-school youth in our area. With so much focus in the media about the skills gap and the need for skilled employees, this grant offers a solution for both job seekers and employers.”Local manufacturing companies involved in the project include: Overhead Door Corporation, Central PA Dock & Door, and Meeker Equipment Co, Inc.The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more manufacturers.The Training-to-Career grant is part of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. July 19, 2019 Governor Wolf: State Funding to Support New Manufacturing Training Options in Mifflin, Juniata Countiescenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Caribbean region urged to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of…

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has called on health officials across the region to prepare for the possibility of a severe outbreak of the mosquito-borne Dengue Fever.In a statement Thursday, CARPHA said the last major regional outbreak of Dengue occurred in 2009. “Since then, the Region has experienced two large outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, Chikungunya in 2014 and Zika in 2016, which are unlikely to reoccur soon.”The regional agency also said that “Disease modeling predicts that another regional outbreak of Dengue may occur in the near future,” adding that last year, Latin America showed an increase in the number of Dengue cases. Jamaica’s outbreak elevates concernCARPHA has also pointed to the recent outbreak of Dengue in Jamaica, saying that it has elevated the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. “The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is therefore advising countries to implement enhanced measures to reduce mosquito breeding and prevent the spread of disease.”Dengue is a flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults. Symptoms typically begin four to ten days after infection, and include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash.  This illness can evolve to severe dengue, characterized by potentially deadly complications, such as internal hemorrhaging, intense and continuous abdominal pain or tenderness and persistent vomiting. In some cases, Dengue may be severe and cause death.Dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases threaten health, tourism, social and economic development, and a collaborative effort is required to reduce the spread of disease. Dengue remains a global health problem and like Zika and Chikungunya, there is no specific treatment for the disease. The Aedes aegypti mosquito vector, which spreads Dengue, is present in all Caribbean territories.Preventative measures similar to those for Zika The measures used for controlling the spread of Dengue are the same as those for Zika and Chikungunya as these diseases are also transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.  With the arrival of the rainy season within a few months, mosquito control and awareness activities need to be intensified. Caribbean Ministries of Health are advised to – Increase health promotion messages to prevent mosquitos biting and breeding; combine efforts with communities to eliminate mosquito breeding sites; intensify vector surveillance and control and disseminate appropriate clinical care and treatment guidelinesThe agency says that the most effective way to avoid becoming ill from viruses spread by mosquitoes is to prevent mosquito bites. Research carried out by CARPHA and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) show that drums and tires are the main mosquito breeding sources in our countries.“We all need to clean up our surroundings.  The two most important things to manage mosquito populations in our Caribbean countries are to manage water storage drums and tanks, and properly dispose of used vehicle tyres to prevent mosquitoes breeding,” states Dr C. James Hospedales, Executive Director of CARPHA.last_img read more

Lightning Cooks Up Weird Science

first_imgGet a charge out of this headline from New Scientist.  A couple of scientists from University of Arizona studied fulgurites, the structures formed in sand by lightning strikes.  They found that they contain phosphites (oxidized phosphate molecules).  They theorized that lightning strikes could have provided phosphites which the primordial soup used to build RNA and DNA.  The way New Scientist put itLightning may have cooked dinner for early life.Early microbes may have relied on lightning to cook their dinner, say researchers.When lightning strikes sand or sediment, the path followed by the bolt can fuse into a glassy tube called a fulgurite.  A new analysis of these remnants suggests that lightning fries the nutrient phosphorus into a more digestible form.Today bacteria can get all the phosphites they want from steel corrosion, the article said.New Scientist seems determined to win Stupid Evolution Quote of the Year at all costs.  They’ll toss out any weird idea that comes along as long as it is something about evolution.  So now, lightning may not have only zapped life into being, it could have fed its new creations (see “Chef Charlie” in the 08/22/2005 commentary).  Our intelligently-designed dumbmeter was not made for this rate of farcical fatuous flapdoodle.  Their latest concoction would need another full serving of wit to be called half-witted.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Dyer Island Trust teaches people to protect marine heritage

first_imgThe team at Dyer Island Conservation Trust knows that it takes a community to protect marine life and heritage; it is not a job for one organisation. The Western Cape group engages with local communities and tourists, teaching them about how to save our oceans and its creatures. Cleaning beaches is one way of saving the ocean, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust team regularly tells children and adults. It is one of the group’s educational programmes. (Images: Dyer Island Conservation Trust) Melissa Javan“It is critical that we protect our marine heritage for future generations,” said Pinkey Ngewu, the operations manager of Dyer Island Conservation Trust.She was speaking during National Marine Month, which began on 1 October in South Africa. It focuses on the National Development Plan‘s outcome to protect and enhance the country’s environmental assets and natural resources.The Dyer Island Conservation Trust, which is based in Van Dyks Bay on the southern coast of Western Cape, was established in 2006 to help the African penguin, whose numbers were at an all-time low. The trust now also focuses on rescuing other sea animals, as well as on teaching the local communities and tourists about marine life.The importance of educationTo get more people involved in protecting marine heritage, the trust runs several educational outreach programmes. These programmes – for children and adults – reach approximately 15 000 people annually.“Education is key to changing perceptions and social behaviour that ultimately affects the wildlife around us,” said Ngewu. “We are blessed with incredible marine wildlife that is under threat in so many ways, but we can change what we are doing and in time we will see the results of those efforts.” The Dyer Island Conservation Trust and its partners run several educational programmes that reach about 15 000 people a year.Ngewu said the trust and its partners, for example, work with schoolchildren in the area. “The trust supported an eco-schools co-ordinator in the Gansbaai-area for three years.”Gansbaai, neighbouring the trust’s homebase, is a fishing town and popular tourist destination. Known for its dense population of great white sharks, it is one of the world’s leading destinations for shark cage diving. It is also a well-known whale-watching location.“We also work with the Grootbos Football Foundation, which has a dedicated 12-week programme. Within this the trust does two lessons, one on the Marine Big Five and the other a practical beach clean-up. The beach clean-ups help in addressing the marine pollution issue and raising awareness by the practical output of this lesson,” said Ngewu.Watch the trust teach local youngsters about their environment, and in so doing restore pride in communities:About the trust Pinkey Ngewu is the newly appointed operations manager of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust.Working with eco-tourism partners Marine Dynamics Shark Tours and Dyer Island Cruises, the trust conducts valuable research, conservation and education.Marine Dynamics is a shark cage diving company that has been running since 2005; Dyer Island Cruises is a whale-watching company founded in 2001. The companies hold Fair Trade in Tourism certification and employ marine biologists whose research is, in turn, supported through the trust. The companies are essential in fundraising for the trust.Dyer Island is a 20ha nature reserve 8.5km from Kleinbaai harbour in Gansbaai. It is the easternmost of the chain of seabird islands of the Western Cape. Dyer Island is managed by CapeNature, and is primarily for seabirds and shore birds.The island is recognised as an important bird area (IBA), which gives Dyer Island the same status as an IBA anywhere else in the world. There are 1 228 IBAs in Africa, and 101 in South Africa. From a national bird conservation perspective, Dyer Island is one of the 100 most important sites in the country.The projects At the African Penguin Nesting Project, penguins readily adapt to over 2 000 nests.The Dyer Island Conservation Trust runs several projects:African Penguin Nesting Project: Heavily exploited penguin nesting sites are replaced with artificial nests. “During the mid-1800s and early 1900s, guano was harvested from the offshore islands and sold as fertiliser,” said Ngewu.“The penguins now struggle to burrow into the hard, rocky substrate on Dyer and other colonies, and have been forced to nest on the surface, leaving their eggs and chicks exposed to predation by kelp gulls, and other environmental influences,” she explained.“This nest project is in place in the majority of the colonies with the placement of over 2 000 nests. The penguins readily adapt to these nests and they have become essential in the fledgling success of this endangered species.”Seabird Rescue: “We deal with many injured, oiled or ill African penguins and others seabirds which are rehabilitated at our facility, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary.”Great White Shark Research: “The Overstrand area has been established as a hotspot for the ocean’s most critical and threatened apex predator (the great white shark). We have produced the nation’s first population estimate and can greatly influence national and international protective measures.“Acoustic tagging and tracking and years of boat-based observational data have helped build a better understanding of great white shark behaviour with crucial scientific papers published,” said Ngewu. “Our studies have also helped in the understanding of predatory interactions and new insights into their behaviour are being revealed.”Fishing Line Disposal Bin Project: Through correct disposal, this project aims to reduce the severe environmental damage to animals caused by entanglement in fishing line that has been discarded along the coastline. Monofilament fishing line, line used for shore-based and small boat-based angling, is one of the major causes of marine life mortality.Marine Animal Strandings: This may include whales, whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and seals. “We own a fully equipped boat for whale disentanglement, as well as a specially developed rescue floatation cradle, and have specially trained staff to handle any disentanglement that might arise,” said Ngewu.Watch what the trust does on a typical day:Besides learning about the ocean and marine life, find out 10 ways of saving the ocean here.last_img read more

Tips for harvesting lodged corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While never a recommended practice, this is definitely not the year to “store” corn in the field and delay harvest. Reports of lodging and downed corn are increasing across the state. Stalk rots are largely responsible for the problem, which have been promoted by stressful production environments and susceptible hybrids. Affected corn stalks are characterized by internal plant tissue that has disintegrated and often appears “hollowed out.” These symptoms are also often present in the crown of the plant. Severe lodging slows the harvest operation causing delays that expose the crop to less favorable weather conditions, as well as wildlife damage. Another loss may occur if ear rots develop when ears on lodged plants come in contact with wet soils and surface residues. Even certain hybrids that normally exhibit good standability and stalk quality are exhibiting significant lodging. According to some grower accounts, corn that had been standing well, collapsed in the course of a few days. In these extreme situations, growers may face major challenges harvesting lodged corn, which is nearly flat on the ground.The following are tips from Mark Hanna, an extension agricultural engineer in agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University.Scout fields to determine where problem areas are and the condition of stalks and ears. Harvest the problem areas first when field conditions are better and before kernels in close proximity to the ground have an opportunity for potential further deterioration. An exception might be made to harvest an area with particularly weak stalk strength that is still standing if the odds of lodging from weather seem high.The only way to evaluate whether any harvesting aid or technique is helping is to measure harvest losses. Each three-quarter-pound ear on the ground per 436 square feet equals a loss of one bushel per acre. Take a measuring tape to the field at harvest and spend a few minutes behind the combine checking losses.Tips for machine operation to reduce losses:• Set gathering chains for more aggressive operation with points opposite each other and relatively closer together. Adjust deck plates over snapping rolls only slightly wider than cornstalks so that they hold stalks but not so narrow that stalks wedge between the plates.• Operate the head as low as practical without picking up rocks or significant amounts of soil.• Single-direction harvesting against the grain of leaning stalks may help. Evaluate losses though before spending large amounts of time dead-heading through the field.• Limited field measurements suggest a corn reel may or may not help limit machine losses; however, a reel likely allows greater travel speed and improves productivity. Losses may be similar comparing harvest at one mile per hour without a reel and three miles per hour with a reel, but harvest goes much faster. Spiral cones mounted atop row dividers or the addition of higher dividers on each end of the cornhead are other potential after-market harvest aids.• If harvest speeds are significantly reduced, the amount of material going through the combine is reduced. Fan speed may need to be reduced to avoid blowing kernels out of the combine. Rotor speed may need to be reduced to maintain grain quality. Check kernel losses behind the combine and grain quality to fine tune cleaning and threshing adjustments.• Grain platforms have been used to harvest corn in relatively severe cases. More cornstalks and material other than grain enters the combine. Expect capacity to be reduced somewhat. Concave clearance may need to be increased for increased throughput and fan speed may need to be increased to aid separation in the cleaning shoe.Perhaps as important as anything, get into the correct frame of mind and keep the right mental attitude. Recognize that speeds will be slower. Communicate these expectations with others. Don’t allow an accident to compound harvest problems.”last_img read more

San Miguel, Magnolia on level playing field in Game 7, says June Mar Fajardo

first_imgLATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Arwind Santos, SMB raring to pull off another title series comeback Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s journey in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup has been one of its toughest in the last five years.The Beermen experienced fair share of challenges in their first four Philippine Cup campaigns under Leo Austria and this season hasn’t had any shortage of adversities.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo, a two-time Finals MVP, added that no team will hold any advantage over the other in Game 7 as winning a do-or-die for all the marbles boils down to which team has the greater desire.“There really is no advantage because they beat us three times, it’s really a level field” said Fajardo, who finished with 23 points and 18 rebounds. “The one who will win is whoever will give their best in Game 7.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Its 7-4 finish for the No. 5 spot in the standings was the lowest San Miguel finished in the elimination round under Austria and reigning five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo knows all too well that the Beermen did have a hard time this conference.This will be the third Game 7 in a Philippine Cup final that Austria’s Beermen will undertake after going back-and-forth against Magnolia through six games with neither team able to win two in a row so far.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It was hard, it was really hard because the other teams have improved so much, there are no weak teams now,” said Fajardo in Filipino after leading the Beermen to a 98-86 win over the Hotshots Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Magnolia is a really strong team, and reaching Game 7 is hard enough. Magnolia is tough, and you really can’t underestimate them.” MOST READlast_img read more

Kevin Garnett Fined 25K For Ducking Interviews

It was classless enough that Kevin Garnett (along with Rajon Rondo) walked off the court with time remaining in the Boston Celtics’ Game 7 loss in the Eastern Conference finals to the Miami Heat.But Garnett magnified that out-of-line move by not participating in post-game interviews (Rondo did), which is a no-no in the NBA. And so, the league fined the Celtics star $25,000.Garnett scored 14 points in the 101-88 loss Saturday night that put the Heat in the NBA Finals.

TCI Govt receives foreign aid after Hurricane Irma

first_img FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 19th, 2017 – Providenciales – Despite talks of relief being provided by the TCI government and government assisted agencies, there is still a cry from the people who remain with little to no basic supplies since the passing of hurricane Irma. As a result, Premier Robinson recently issued an official statement detailing the reconstruction efforts being made.Premier Robinson said that her government has been occupied with providing help to those that need it most, especially persons in the family islands. At a recent press conference, she also turned down rumors that the government was not distributing supplies to residents. The statement revealed the following:“UK military have been helping to clear debris and repair buildings in order to restore services. For example they have cleared out several Government buildings including the Treasury to allow reconstruction to commence. In South Caicos, the UK military have made repairs to the clinic, decontaminated water storage tanks and have cleaned up primary and high schools anticipating their reopening. The UK military are working closely with the Bermudan military, who have sent 30 of their rank to assist in Grand Turk, and the Canadian military who have a frigate ship based off South Caicos from which they to are assisting the local community, not least with provision of water. The UK’s Department for International Development has delivered 400 shelter kits and 655 litres of bottled water to South Caicos. Yesterday in Provo, UK Aid delivered 276 shelter kits, which include two 7×5 tarpaulin sheets and 24m of rope each, these are vital for repairing roofs. UK Aid will shortly be delivering a health kit to South Caicos, which contains enough vaccines for 10,000 people for three months.”At the recent press conference with CARICOM heads, Premier Robinson explained that unlike in the family islands where goods are being distributed door to door, if residents are in need of supplies, they will have to go to the shelters to receive them.Since Hurricane Irma, the Turks and Caicos Islands have received aid from the UK, Canada, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and other governments and by regional and other international bodies and organizations. The Minister of State, Lord Ahmad, Chairman of Caricom, Prime Minister (Grenada) Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell and other regional dignitaries have visited the islands.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passedlast_img read more