Additional car parking spaces requested for growing Laois school

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The case for additional car parking spaces has been made for an expanding Laois school.The plight of Rath NS was raised at a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District.Cllr Paschal McEvoy called on the Council to meet with management at the Ballybrittas based school to assess car parking facilities at the school.He said: “The school has become much bigger in recent times.“They need more parking and it really is a necessity now.“Perhaps we could look at removing part of the ditch or something like that to create extra space.”Area engineer Philip McVeigh agreed to the meeting.He said: “Laois County Council would be very pleased to meet with the school management to review the parking facilities at the school.” Home News Council Additional car parking spaces requested for growing Laois school NewsCouncil Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic TAGScar parkingPaschal McEvoyRath NS Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Additional car parking spaces requested for growing Laois school Council center_img Twitter SEE ALSO – A strong start to fundraiser launched in memory of beloved Laois man Previous articleCalls for CCTV in Laois playground as ‘mindless morons’ cause €4,000 in damageNext articleCoronavirus: 8 further deaths and 591 new cases – 27 in Laois 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. Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months By Alan Hartnett – 2nd April 2021 WhatsApp Electric Picnic last_img read more

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Government Determined to Solve Energy Problem

first_imgGovernment Determined to Solve Energy Problem EnergyApril 6, 2013 RelatedGovernment Determined to Solve Energy Problem RelatedGovernment Determined to Solve Energy Problem FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the Government is determined to solve the country’s energy problem “once and for all”. “The time for procrastination is over and that decision is going to be happening now with the installation of the 360 megawatt plant,” Mr. Paulwell stated yesterday (April 4), as he addressed the opening of the Jamaica Public Service’s (JPS) eStore at the company’s Ruthven Road offices in New Kingston. Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, in his Throne Speech on April 4, informed that construction of the plant will begin this calendar year and will replace the existing 292-megawatt facility at Old Harbour, St. Catherine. The US$614 million plant will become the heart of the JPS’ power grid once completed in 2016, and is expected to deliver savings of 30 to 40 per cent on electricity bills based on the use of cheaper fuel sources. Minister Paulwell lauded the light and power company for opening the store, which provides energy solutions to help consumers save money by efficiently managing their power usage at home and in the office. “We have seen tremendous progress in the JPS. What is happening here is a reflection of those changing times and I think the company understands, as well as all of Jamaica, that if we do not get the price of electricity down, there’s no business – not only for the company, but for the country,” he stated. Director of Sales and Marketing, JPS, Garth McKenzie, said the mission of the eStore is to empower consumers to take control of escalating energy costs. He noted that while the JPS is unable to control global oil prices, it has the ability to arm consumers with the skill and tools to limit the amount of energy used and wasted in homes and offices. The store, which is the first of four planned outlets island-wide, will also have trained, knowledgeable staff to advise customers on the best strategies to maximise conservation efforts, he informed. The eStore will initially market over 40 different products, including LED lighting technology as well as energy management devices. Among the products to be sold is the Digital Energy Timer (DET), which allows users to automatically switch off electrical devices when not in use through a timer or remotely, via the internet. The product, which was invented locally by Jamaican Engineer, Jackie Stuart, can be used to turn on and off lights, televisions, air conditioning units, refrigerators, fans, electric water heaters, and other household appliances. According to the JPS, the device can also be used on a larger scale, for example, at factories where equipment must be switched off on weekends. The timer, which also carries an energy meter that measures the amount of power used, can be installed at distribution panels, electrical enclosures and specific zone areas, and is also useful in determining energy usage of one section of a factory or a tenant in a rental situation. The store also carries LED lights, which, according to Mr. McKenzie, when compared to incandescent bulbs, can reduce energy costs by approximately $3,000 per bulb per year.center_img Advertisements RelatedGovernment Determined to Solve Energy Problemlast_img read more

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News / U-Freight launches online logistics solution to aid Malaysian start-ups

first_imgBy Sam Whelan 16/01/2020 As Malaysia’s booming internet economy goes from strength to strength, U-Freight has launched its e-commerce logistics solution in Penang.First established in Hong Kong six months ago, U-Freight’s e+Solutions provides e-commerce start-ups with “behind the scenes” logistics services, including warehousing, order fulfillment and processing, last-mile delivery and real-time inventory updates and tracking.“U-Freight already had a large logistics hub in Penang with room to accommodate an area dedicated to freight and logistics fulfillment services for e-commerce start-ups,” explained U-Freight Group chief executive Simon Wong.“There are a lot of Chinese Malaysians in the Penang area setting up the sort of small businesses e+Solutions is designed for.”U-Freight’s key customer in Malaysia is fellow Hong Kong company Boutir, a mobile-app based e-commerce platform dedicated to small retailers.“e+Solutions provides the logistics support to the platform and the buyers and sellers that use it. U-Freight has been hosting some of Boutir’s seminars which explain how a seller can use their platform, and they are keen to expand in Malaysia,” said Mr Wong.According to Statista, Malaysia’s e-commerce market saw US$3.68bn in revenue last year, and is expected to reach $5.7bn by 2023. Lazada, Shopee and Taobao are currently the country’s top three online shopping platforms.The government has been keen to support this e-commerce growth and, in 2017, announced a partnership with Alibaba to create a digital free-trade zone, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), expected to open in the third-quarter to provide more efficient cross-border e-commerce logistics with China, as well as Malaysia’s ASEAN neighbours.Mr Wong said U-Freight was considering setting up an additional logistics hub in Kuala Lumpur, but added it could already handle domestic and cross-border transactions from Penang.The number of online channels and platforms focused on small retailers is continuing to grow, Mr Wong said, providing both challenges and opportunities for freight forwarders.“Competition in logistics is fierce, so finding and capitalising on niche sectors of the business is key. We were early to market with our involvement in the Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) programme and e+Solutions is another example of how we are utilising technology and infrastructure to help deliver bespoke logistics solutions for the e-commerce market.”last_img read more

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