Exxon to invest US$10M in UG, conservation

first_img– feasibility study to determine specific areas for fundingBy Jarryl BryanExxonMobil’s on Monday made a commitment that its philanthropic arm will be investing US$10 million into Guyana’s conservation efforts and in collaborations with the University of Guyana.Conservation International Guyana and the University of Guyana will be recipients of the US$10 million grant coming from the ExxonMobil FoundationThe ExxonMobil Foundation in the United States engages in a number of philanthropic activities with a focus on advancing education and training. With the company’s local subsidiary having discovered in excess of three billion barrels of recoverable oil off Guyana’s coast since 2015, the Foundation has turned its attention to Guyana.According to a statement from the company, the US$10 million will be provided in tranches over a period of five years, with part of the money intended for Conservation International Guyana. The initial grant money will fund a feasibility study that would work out the scope of the programme.“Once defined, Conservation International Guyana and the University of Guyana will deliver the education, training, research and retention programmes that would help ensure that economic growth reinforces Guyana’s environmental development goals. The investment is also intended to expand conservation areas in the Rupununi Wetlands”, a statement from the company has said.According to that statement, money will go towards “mangrove restoration, and management and support improvements to community-based fishing on Guyana’s coast, a sector the Government of Guyana has identified as critically important to the wellbeing of the Guyanese people, and support the work of the University of Guyana’s Greening Research and Innovation Centres.”President of the ExxonMobil Foundation, Kevin Murphy, was quoted as affirming that money will go towards supporting the Government’s objectives in the Green State Development Strategy.“This partnership will support the highest conservation priorities for the country, as well as education and training for sustainable employment,” he said. “It (also) demonstrates the value we place on our long-term relationship with the citizens of Guyana.”Meanwhile, Chairman of the University of Guyana Council, Professor Nigel E. Harris, related in the statement that the funding presented an opportunity to build relevant capacity to train students, and revamp the university’s research and outreach capabilities.“A central feature of Guyana’s development plans is its Green State Development Strategy which envisions a commitment to a green economy, sustainable development, and protection of its forests and fresh water resources aligned with the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals,” Professor Harris has said.“Funding support for a collaborative effort between Guyana’s leading university, Conservation International and ExxonMobil Foundation promises a critical opportunity to build relevant teaching, research, and outreach capacity at our university that is necessary to underpin Guyana’s 2030 vision for an inclusive, green and prosperous state”, the statement has also said.With initiatives in place like the 371,000 hectares of forest preserved at Iwokrama, Guyana is an important part of conservation and as a carbon market. Iwokrama is dedicated as a place of research, and its forests account for 1.6 per cent of Guyana’s land mass. Its 371,000 hectares is also equivalent to two per cent of Guyana’s forests.The Iwokrama centre itself was established in 1996 in order to manage the forest area. This was arrived at following an agreement between the then Government and the Commonwealth Secretariat.The United Nations (UN) has classified combating climate change as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number 13. According to the organisers of World Earth Day, at least two million people die globally from indoor and outdoor pollution. It is also estimated that by the year 2030, food prices will go up by 50 per cent due to climate change.The rising temperature, global warming, and other ecological imbalances are due to the fact that half of the world’s rainforests are gone. The deaths of 70,000 persons in Europe were due to rising temperatures in 2003. These imbalances are also leading to frequent flooding and other disasters across the globe, which include forest fires, again impacting the trees.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Company requires book-keeper/office administrator

first_imgLeading agricultural machinery outlet McGinty Tractors Limited in Donegal Town, has the above vacancy.We are seeking an enthusiastic, positive candidate, duties to include (but not exclusively) data processing, bookkeeping and office administration.The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years experience working in an office environment. They will be computer literate, have excellent analytical and organisational skills and must have the ability to work both as part of a team as well as on their own initiative. The individual will be responsible for invoicing, debtors and creditors control, reporting financial information to management and other office duties. Experience of working in the motor industry would be an advantage but is not essential.Applications in writing by post or e-mail together with a curriculum vitae for the attention of the Practice Manager at info@jgc.ie  or post to J.G. Carlin & Co. Ltd, Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors, The Business Centre, Lisfannon, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.Tel: 07493 64200Fax: 07493 61955Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 29th September 2017. Job Vacancy: Company requires book-keeper/office administrator was last modified: September 22nd, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Donegal TownjobMcGinty Tractorslast_img read more

Tata Harrier SUV slated for December launch, here is all you need to know

first_imgTata Motors has been readying itself for one of its biggest ever and most awaited launch of the year, the Harrier SUV or the H5X as it was previously known. According to dealer sources, the Harrier will make its official production-spec debut during the first week of December. However, it is still a question mark on the price announcement as of yet.Tata officially started taking in bookings for the upcoming Harrier SUV a few weeks back. The SUV first made its Indian debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. The booking amount is Rs 30,000 and refundable. The bookings can also production-spec on the newly launched Tata Harrier’s website.The Tata Harrier has been close on the heels of becoming one of the most awaited cars this year since its Indian debut at the 2018 Auto Expo held in February 2018.The Harrier will be built on the Omega platform which is a derivative of the L550 platform from the stables of Jaguar Land Rover for the Discovery Sport. This means the Harrier is slated to use the parts bin of the Discovery Sport which includes floor panels, all-independent suspension, and steering gear. However, steel will aluminum to optimize cost.The Harrier is also slated to share the wheelbase from the Discovery Sport which is 2,741mm and will be 4×4 capable like the Discovery Sport and will come with a proper 4×4 drivetrain.The best part yet, Tata designers have stated that the final production model will be very much similar to the concept model. We can say this considering the teaser image of the Harrier SUV showed high-set headlamps with LED DRLs. Other styling similarities include wheel arches, front and rear armrests, slim headlamps which are in accordance with their Impact Design 2.0 language.advertisementThe Harrier is expected to be powered by a Kryotec, 140bhp, 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine with a 4-wheel drive system which will be developed by Tata. The powertrain will be mated to a 6-speed manual or a Hyundai sourced 6-speed automatic. The engine will get multiple drive modes which are already available on Tata’s Revotron and Revotorq line of engines.Interior wise, the Harrier will feature front and rear AC vents, sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, electric seats with memory function, parking sensors, and reverse camera.last_img read more