Turf Time.

first_imgFull Day of Educational Sessions For 53 years, the brightest scientists working on turf topics have gathered in Tifton, Ga., for the Southeastern Turfgrass Conference. The 54th event, May 1-2 at the Rural Development Center, promises to gather, like the others so far, the best expertise around. A Tour of the Test Plots A tour of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College turf nursery will follow. The opening day will end with dinner at the Tifton Family Golf Center. Golf turf updates on superdwarf Bermudas, equipment leasing and more. Ornamentals topics from landscape design to managing insects and diseases. Georgia Sod Producers points on water issues, pricing strategies, etc. The second day will be filled with educational sessions. In the morning, scientists from all over the Southeast will update conference-goers on everything from new research developments to mole crickets and nematodes to affordable golf.center_img The afternoon sessions will offer three tracks: The event will begin May 1 with an informal golf outing at the Springhill Country Club. For those who prefer to learn from the start, a pesticide and equipment calibration workshop will be offered at the RDC. After registration (11:30 a.m.) and lunch, the afternoon sessions will feature a tour of the test plots at the University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station. UGA and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists will discuss their research. A $50 fee, or $75 after April 14, will cover all costs. The May 1 dinner and both lunches will be provided. To learn more about the event, or to pre-register, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call (912) 386-3416.last_img read more

Own It

first_imgI’ve neglected you, my dear readers.It’s been over two weeks since my last post and I feel terrible about that.The bad news? I will continue to neglect you until the new year.The good news? I’ve received a very important lesson on how to own your time that I feel is important to share with you fine people.Rewind to my last blog post, if you will. In it, I relay a very brutal road biking experience, my first one ever, on the backcountry roads of western Pennsylvania. It was great, despite the fact that I hobbled around from a sore set of limbs for nearly two days after. But that was one of the last times I went outside to play for awhile, for then came my father’s birthday, followed by Thanksgiving, followed by an unrelenting week of catching up on stories, planning for 2015, and, unfortunately, recovering from yet another bout with a head cold.What that meant for me was, mainly, a lot of time spent indoors. Not out enjoying the beautiful snow we had on Thanksgiving. Not out soaking in the unseasonably warm weather in the days leading up to the holiday. Not out running through the kinda dreary, wet, and cold week that followed Thanksgiving. Not, even, a daily yoga session to keep my sanity in tack.IMG_0317 IMG_0309No, I was far too gone for that. I was “in over my head” in work, in deadlines, in personal errands that needed taken care of, in catching up with old friends one last time before I left town. I was “too busy,” too sick, too stressed, too tired (I am a grandma when it comes to sleep). But at the end of the day, those were all just excuses, and poor ones at that. What I needed most in those hectic days was just a little time outside for even a half hour to reboot, recharge, and disconnect a little from the grind. And in reality, there is no excuse good enough for not doing that.I finally came to that realization last Friday when my boss Blake and I decided to take the day from work and cruise around in the Jeep to a local fly-fishing spot outside of Charlottesville, Va. I know I’ve just spent the past 300-some words complaining about how I only got outside once in the span of two weeks, but I know many people who get less than that in a month. Blake may very well be one of those people – between family obligations and running multiple businesses, it’d be an understatement to say he has a lot of irons in the fire.So when he agreed to teach me how to cast a line that day (I’d not so much as picked up a fly rod until then), I was more than happy to ditch the stress of upcoming deadlines for a day on the water, despite my apprehensions about how much fun you can realistically have fly-fishing.20141205_TBP_0004Fly-fishing has, to me, always represented the epitome of patience. There’s a real art to it, to staying still, a trait I always knew I lacked but one that Blake continually reprimanded me for as we stood on the banks of the Moorman’s River, casting our lines (or, more appropriately for me, unsticking my line from trees) into the murky gray waters.“Just leave it there,” Blake said. “You have to wait. This isn’t like kayaking.”“I’m borrrreeeddd,” I jokingly whined, but in reality, boredom was the furthest thing from my mind. Fly-fishing was new territory for me, something I had yet to try in the past seven months of living on the road. I’d certainly been around people fly-fishing, had shot a number of videos and photos of other people fishing, but I’d never taken the leap and tried it myself.After that road biking trip in Pennsylvania, I thought my adventurous days were over until the new year. I was already looking ahead, months ahead, into the 2015 calendar, planning stories, setting personal goals for bucket list items I wanted to check off. While fly-fishing wasn’t necessarily on that list, I was grateful we had set aside some time to step away from the office, if only for a few hours and despite the fact that I caught no fish at all (check out just how bad I am at fishing in this episode of BRO-TV).The weekend following the fly-fishing excursion were by far some of the most productive days for me yet. I felt refreshed, and I don’t think it was due to the fact that my phlegmy cough and stuffed up nose were finally starting to subside. I went for a run that Saturday morning, cranked out work all through the afternoon and into the evening, and even took a long 10+-mile hike from Spy Rock to the Priest with a dear friend of mine.PRIESTBut the two days following that Saturday and Sunday were just like the week prior – I didn’t go for a quick lunch run, I didn’t go to any yoga classes, and I allowed the things I’d so easily compartmentalized over the weekend dominate my every waking minute. This was due, in part, to the fact that I was about to go on vacation for two weeks to Mexico. Though my job is fun and awesome in so many ways, I had yet to take a break from the magazine in the year-and-a-half since I’d started working there. In my personal opinion, there is never a good time to take a vacation. But all things considered, the time right before Christmas seemed like the best of worst times to disappear for a couple weeks.As excited as I was about leaving the country, I was desperately trying to get ahead with work, prepare for my trip, and ensure that everything was taken care of so that my number one priority in Mexico could be surfing and margarita drinking. As I was driving to my folks’ home from Charlottesville on Tuesday afternoon, I was so distracted with my thoughts and my to-do list that I simply bypassed the exit I needed to take and quite literally doubled my time in the car by two hours.You can imagine the frustration I felt when I realized this, of course. Two hours?! To my parents’ home, a route I’d taken countless times before? After the initial berating I gave myself and the string of tasteful swear words, travel writer Pico Iyer came to me. More specifically, what came to mind was a segment from a recent TED Talk he gave titled, The art of stillness. In it, he discusses our need for quiet, for stillness, how our age of technology and connectivity has distanced us from ourselves and, despite having access to time-saving gadgets and apps, has eaten up more of our time and decreased our productivity.“… as soon as I get to a place of real quiet, I realize that it’s only by going there that I’ll have anything fresh or creative or joyful to share…otherwise I’m just foisting on them my exhaustion, my distractedness, which is no blessing at all.”When I remembered these words and his point about finding quiet, I quit questioning my decision to go to Mexico. I quit feeling guilty about leaving during a time that felt, quite frankly, inconvenient. Yes, there were many projects coming down the pipe at work, many of which I would be at the helm for. But there comes a point when you simply need to own your time on this earth, step away from your work, your family, your friends, your life, and just be still.Though Pico’s point in his TED Talk is that we don’t necessarily need a vacation to vacate, that’s precisely what I’m doing. My goal here in Mexico is to find that stillness, rejuvenate the passion I have for my work and my life, and bring that energy 110% to 2015._MG_0504So for now, it’s hasta luego my friends. I’m sitting here in a little holed away surf town on the west coast of Mexico with the thunder of waves crashing along the beach in the distance, feeling very much at ease about life and more importantly, inspired to get outside and explore.Whether it’s a weekend day hike, an afternoon ride, or a few minutes of meditation in the morning, you, too, should find that stillness and own your time. There’s no excuse not to.last_img read more

Supreme Court quashes order in firm-like name case

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court has quashed an 11th Circuit judge’s order prohibiting insurance company staff counsel from signing pleadings using a firm-like name.But one justice said that doesn’t mean trial courts are without any authority in the matter, and the court said it was not prejudging recommendations on the issue that are coming from The Florida Bar.In an April 19 order, the court vacated orders by Judge Paul Siegel that prohibited insurance company counsel from using firm names in proceedings and filings in his court. Siegel had prohibited the lawyers from using language that implied they worked for an independent law firm if they were actually staff counsel for the company. He also ordered that independent medical experts hired by the defense could not say they were paid by the “law firm” but would have to say they were paid by the insurance company.Lawyers representing insurance companies told the courts in oral arguments in March that full disclosure was always made to clients and no one was being harmed. They also argued that Judge Siegel overstepped his authority and, in essence, created and enforced a Bar rule, thereby infringing on the Supreme Court’s authority.In their order, the justices unanimously agreed, and noted they are expecting proposals from a special Bar study commission on the issue.“We determine that these prohibitions encroach upon this court’s ultimate jurisdiction to adopt rules for the courts,” the order said.The court added: “The Florida Bar has notified this court in this proceeding that the Special Commission on Insurance Practices II has performed a comprehensive study of issues similar to those identified in Judge Siegel’s orders and that the commission will submit recommendations from the study to this court.. . . granting these petitions, we are not ruling upon any matters which may be contained within the recommendations that may be provided in that report.”In a separate concurring opinion, Justice Barbara Pariente, joined by Justice Fred Lewis, wrote that the court was not saying that disclosure of an attorney’s actual employer could never be a factor in a case. “[T]he quashing of the orders should not be interpreted to mean that a trial court is without any authority to require disclosures of a lawyers’ employment in a pretrial disclosure or as a ruling as to issues that may arise during the trial for which information regarding the attorney’s employment may be relevant,” she wrote.The Board of Governors at its March meeting accepted the recommendations from the special commission. Those included that insurance company staff counsel can use firm-like names, as long as certain conditions are met, including disclosure to clients, and there is a physical and actual separation from the remainder of the company’s operations. The commission recommended, and the board approved, amending two Bar rules to clarify those and potential conflict issues for staff counsel.Those rules could be ready to submit to the court this summer. (See story in the April 1 Bar News. ) Text of the order can be found on the Supreme Court’s Web site at the April orders page at http://www.flcourts.org/sct/clerk/disposition/2002/4/index.html. Scroll down to the orders for April 19. The lead case for the petition to the court is United Services Automobile Association v. Goodman, case no. SC01-1700. Supreme Court quashes order in firm-like name case Supreme Court quashes order in firm-like name casecenter_img May 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Biden defeats Trump in Nevada.

first_imgJoseph R. Biden Jr. won the state of Nevada on Saturday, according to The New York Times, defeating President Trump by two percentage points.The country had anxiously awaited the results in the battleground state for days, viewing it as a potential tipping point. But when they finally came, the moment was somewhat anticlimactic: Mr. Biden had already been declared the winner of the presidential race roughly an hour earlier, after Pennsylvania was called for him.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – In Nevada, where Hillary Clinton beat Mr. Trump by 2.4 percentage points in 2016, Democrats control the governor’s office and legislature, both Senate seats and all but one House seat. It was not widely expected to be a battleground state in the presidential election.- Advertisement – Still, that Mr. Biden has clinched Nevada’s six electoral votes adds to his lead in the Electoral College.The Trump campaign had identified Nevada, which allows any losing candidate to request a recount, as one of the battleground states where it hopes to use the courts and procedural maneuvers to stave off defeat. Less than 24 hours before Election Day, a Nevada judge rejected a lawsuit filed by Republicans who had tried to stop early vote counting in Clark County. But while recent polls consistently showed Mr. Biden ahead of Mr. Trump in Nevada, Democrats worried that some of their base working-class voters, many of whom lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, might not show up at the polls because of they would be focused on immediate concerns, like feeding their families. The state has reported more than 107,000 coronavirus cases.last_img read more

Land Securities the big loser in weak market

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More public-private talks needed to ensure effective data protection enforcement

first_imgBoth the Indonesian government and digital platform companies such as Gojek and Google have agreed that more dialogue between the public and private sectors was needed to ensure that the personal data protection bill, which is currently under deliberation at the House of Representatives, be passed into a comprehensive, effective and enforceable law.Decacorn Gojek’s chief of public policy and government relations Shinto Nugroho said such discussion was important as, in addition to protecting citizen’s data, the law was expected to provide stimulus instead of being an impediment to start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).“Data protection law will have a pivotal role for the digital economy growth in the country, let’s not make the law be another burden for MSMEs. This can only be achieved by communicating and coordinating with businesses, NGOs and academics,” said Shinto during a public webinar, JakPost UpClose, held by The Jakarta Post on Thursday. In a world where simply having an email account could expose an internet user to cybercrime, data protection law is increasingly urgent.Carmela Acevedo, a senior software engineer at Google, said that Google provided users with easy to understand privacy and data protection. “Many malware and phishing attacks actually start with an email. So Gmail protects you from spam, phishing and malware better than any other email service,” she said. “Also we have blocked billions and billions of bad ads. On average we block 100 ads per second,” she went on.The personal data protection bill, the draft of which has been undergoing an assessment by the ministry since 2014, is becoming more essential now than ever, with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a catalyst for digital adoption including in Indonesia.The House aims to conclude the deliberation of the bill by October this year, according to legislator Bobby Adhityo Rizaldi recently as quoted by kompas.com.Dedy said the draft of the bill had adopted several principles and aspects of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). “The ‘Indonesian GDPR’ also focuses on five main areas, namely data collection, data processing, data security, data breach and the right to be forgotten [a right for individuals to have personal data erased],” he said.However, Shinto said that several concepts such as the concept of “specific personal data” and “explicit consent” mentioned in the draft were still not aligned with international practices and needed to be reconsidered.She also reminded the lawmakers to consider different business models and sizes when drafting the law to create flexibility while ensuring robust data protection.Wahyudi, meanwhile, mentioned several problems that ELSAM had found in the bill and submitted to the House. Among the most pressing problems, Wahyudi said, were the absence of a data protection authority, a lack of clarity on the obligation of the data controller and data processor and the tendency for criminalization through the formulation of criminal sanctions.“An independent authority to monitor data protection is important. We also recommend the House revoke criminal sanctions [in the data protection bill] and rather optimize the use of the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law to act against cybercrime,” he said.Topics : Special advisor to Communication and Information Minister, Dedy Permadi, said that opposing views regarding how data protection should be accomplished might emerge between parties. “Thus, the ministry is calling on all participating stakeholders to join hands in bridging these gaps by intensifying dialogues,” he said.To date, Indonesia has no specific law that comprehensively stipulates personal data protection. Regulation on data protection is rather scattered across at least 33 different laws, said Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) researcher Wahyudi Djafar.Indonesia is home to 175.4 million internet users as of January 2020, but digital literacy, including awareness of online safety, is relatively low. The Global World Digital Competitiveness Index, which includes digital literacy among other indicators, ranked Indonesia 56th out of 63 countries in 2019, far below Singapore and Malaysia, which were ranked 2nd and 26th respectively.last_img read more

Paul Merson reveals why Unai Emery could leave Arsenal next year

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery could leave Arsenal next year if he is not backed by the club in the transfer market, according to Paul Merson.The Gunners boss was left frustrated in January after seeing only one player – Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez – arrive through the doors at the Emirates.Emery hoped to bolster his squad with a number of signings but it emerged that the north London club were only able to make loan deals.Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League but suffered a shock defeat to Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday and Merson says Emery must ‘sort out’ the defence in the next two transfer windows.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe level of backing Emery will receive is as of yet unknown, however, and the Gunners hero believes Emery could leave if substantial transfer funds are not presented.‘I like Emery, but he has to sort out the defence,’ Merson told talkSPORT. ‘If he gets that sorted in this window or in the next two windows, then he’ll be judged.‘Arsene Wenger always used to say one thing: “You’re only as good as your players, it doesn’t matter who you are.”‘You wouldn’t see Pep Guardiola going down to do the job Sol Campbell’s doing and playing the Man City way down there. Paul Merson reveals why Unai Emery could leave Arsenal next year Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 11:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link236Shares Paul Merson says the Gunners boss could leave next year (Picture: Getty)‘So you’re only as good as your players. For me I think Emery needs two windows and then he’ll be judged.‘Then after that I think he could move on and think: “This [job] isn’t what it said it was on the tin”.’On Sunday, Arsenal face a revitalised Manchester United side who knocked PSG out of the Champions League during the week.Interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be named the club’s new permanent manager before the end of the season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I love managing these boys, I love working here,’ the Red Devils legend said ahead of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.‘As I said so many times, I am just doing the best I can every single day, and if and when… if it comes to a decision to be made, we’ve got to think about that.‘I am not here to get excited, I am here to do my job. I am contracted to Man United until the end of June.’MORE: Lewandowski and Ribery set Bundesliga records ahead of Liverpool clashlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing (Round-Up)

first_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf joined MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce that Majestic’s Easton plant would continue to manufacture apparel for Major League Baseball by Fanatics and Under Armor. Earlier on Tuesday, VF Corporation had announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics. In November 2016, Governor Wolf wrote to Commissioner Manfred to pitch the request that MLB keep manufacturing in Pennsylvania.“For more than a decade, if you watched a MLB game anywhere in the country, apparel made in Pennsylvania was proudly on display, and today’s announcement affirms that the proud tradition of making MLB apparel will continue in the Lehigh Valley,” Governor Wolf said. “The continued use of the Majestic facility is important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do. I want to thank everyone involved for working so hard to preserve this storied tradition in the Lehigh Valley that contributes to the treasure of our national pastime.”Take a look at the coverage below: Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant Governor Wolf Announces Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing (Round-Up) SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img WFMZ: Wolf praises continued use of Palmer Twp. Majestic plantGovernor Tom Wolf addressed 600 ecstatic Majestic employees after news the jersey-making company is being purchased by the licensed sports merchandise company Fanatics. “This is a great day for all of us in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf.Philly Voice: Wolf thankful MLB apparel manufacturing will stay in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Major League Baseball Rob Manfred and others on Tuesday to announce that the Easton plant long used by Majestic to manufacture MLB apparel will remain in use under a new deal with Under Armour and Fanatics.Philly.com: SAFE: Rubin’s Fanatics, Under Armour deal saves 600 baseball jobs at Pa. factoryFanatics, the pro- and college-team gear sales group owned by the Conshohocken-based online-retail mogul Michael Rubin, has agreed to purchase VF Corp.’s Licensed Sports Group and its Majestic factory in Palmer Township near Easton, and to keep the 600-worker plant busy making major-league baseball uniforms and fan gear under a deal with Under Armour Inc…Gov. Wolf and baseball commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. visited the Easton plant to congratulate Majestic workers on the deal.Lehigh Valley Live: WATCH: MLB uniforms to continue being made in Easton areaThe Easton area will continue to be the exclusive source of uniforms for Major League Baseball players and fans, under an acquisition of manufacturer Majestic announced Tuesday. Majestic in Palmer Township is being acquired by the sports licensing company Fanatics Inc. from VF Corp., according to the announcement that ends speculation about the long-term future of manufacturing the uniforms at the sprawling facility.Associated Press: Fanatics buying Majestic Athletic plant that makes MLB uniformsDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf calls the announcement “important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do.”Morning Call: Home run: Majestic’s sale to Fanatics will keep MLB uniform, fanwear production in PalmerLater in the day, the workers gathered again in the plant — this time to hear from, as Majestic President Mike Pardini put it, some “big-time folks” who helped broker the deal. Among them were MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Fanatics owner and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. Tom Wolf. April 05, 2017   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

Phone bidder throws curve ball but Ipswich doctor stands ground at auction

first_imgThis house at 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane, sold at auction for $955,000.A Brisbane couple who spent around $180,000 renovating their inner-city home, made $105,000 on their investment at auction on Saturday when their house sold for $955,000.Heath and Mayra McGillivray bought 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane in 2016 for $670,000 and built in underneath, adding two extra bedrooms and a rumpus downstairs while renovating the original part of the circa-1900 colonial cottage. The renovated kitchen at 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane.“It’s a little sad,” Mr McGillivray said. “We were here for five years. Charles Warren Constructions did the renovation three years ago and we’ve invested a lot of time into it. But we’re glad it’s gone to another lovely couple.” Seven registered bidders put in their best efforts to secure the 263sq m property at auction with Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush leading what would be his 13th consecutive auction to sell under the hammer. The crowd gathers before the auction.“That just talks to what’s happening with our city at the moment,” Mr Cush told the auction crowd of around 40.“It’s incredible value, with our borders closed at the moment we are fielding a heap of inquiries from interstate investors but with those restrictions in place it’s the locals who are enjoying the market today. Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush at 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane.“When I started working for mum — who’s here today — in 1996, we sold property with interest rates at 18 per cent, today I saw last week 1.99 per cent is the interest levels that you can get money at today. It’s a wonderful time for people to be involved in real estate … and we’ve got infrastructure coming. Queen’s Wharf is coming; the biggest facelift our city’s had since South Bank.“Ready to start?”A couple standing near a cactus in the front garden sprang into action first with an opening bid of $700,000 but they were soon overtaken by bidders from other parts of the garden who moved the auction in $25,000 lots until Ipswich doctor Charles Parsons slowed the pace with a $10,000 rise to $935,000.“There was no strategy, I just wanted to hold off for a little while and get the lay of the land,” Dr Parsons said. “But there were a few little surprises there, like that phone bidder at the end.”The phone bidder came into play as the auction passed $940,000 with Ray White Bulimba lead agent Scott Darwon confirming that the house had passed reserve and was on the market. The renovated upstairs level at 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa6 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoDr Parsons, with his partner, radiographer Natasha Radbone and her parents in support, replied with $945,000 and then Mr Cush took what he thought was a $960,000 bid from the phone bidder.“No, no, no,” came the reply, “$950,000.”“That’s okay,” Mr Cush said. “ We always just assume more. Take the time.”Dr Parsons replied with $955,000 and the auction paused.“Wouldn’t it feel good to bring out that 60 now?” Mr Cush asked of the phone bidder. “Get that feeling back.”But the moment had passed and the house sold to first-home buyers Charles Parsons and Natasha Radbone who will move from their Coorparoo rental. Natasha Radbone and Charles Parsons meet the sellers of 47 Fisher Street, East Brisbane, Heath and Mayra McGillivray. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Dominica government committed to providing water in every household

first_img Share Share Hon. Reginald AustrieMinister responsible for water resource management Reginald Austrie has announced that Dominica has made significant progress in bringing potable drinking water to most households in the country.He told the official signing ceremony of lot one of the West Coast Water Supply Project earlier this week, that his government is committed to ensuring that every household has “this needed commodity”.“One week ago we celebrated World Water Day which emphasized the importance to universal access to water as we seek to end farming, droughts and political stability,” he said.According to Austrie, over 780 million people do not have access to proper drinking water and more that 2.5 billion people are still without adequate sanitation.He also added that over thousands of children under the age of 5 die every day from diseases associated with lack of access to drinking water.“To some people it still remains a distance dream. The lack of clean water is a great human tragedy and safe drinking water are requisites for reducing child and maternal mortality and combating diseases and in Dominica we have made significant progress,” he added.He said over the last years over 15 million dollars was spent in making portable waster accessible to several communities.“All this is happening at a time when resources are scarce,” he added.Dominica Vibes News Share 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet LocalNews Dominica government committed to providing water in every household by: – March 30, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more