A new Development Order will soon be signed for the Negril/Green Island region of Westmoreland and Hanover.This was disclosed by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill at a consultation with stakeholders at the Negril Community Centre on Friday, January 30.Under the new Order, developers will be allowed to construct commercial buildings of up to four floors tall.Minister Pickersgill explained that he will be signing the new Development Order as outlined in section 7 of the Town and Country Planning Act.“I have before me for confirmation the Negril/Green Island Development Order. The process was very involved and started with consultations led by the National Environment and Planning Agency, (NEPA) many years ago on behalf of the Town and Country Planning Authority,” Mr. Pickersgill stated.Minister Pickersgill added that all the necessary stakeholders including land owners have been involved in the discussions and the Development Order has gone through sequential reviews by the relevant environmental bodies before it came to his desk for approval.“Having completed the consultations and the various stages of reviews, as the Minister responsible for planning, I propose to make a change to the allowable height of buildings in the Negril Green Island Local Planning Authority (NGIALPA) area,” he stated.“This change would move the allowable height from 3 to 4 floors. This change is considered de minimis, meaning a minor adjustment and will set the policy guideline for NGIALPA and the Hanover and Westmoreland Parish Councils on how planning applications are to be considered,” he added.The public consultation was attended by a wide cross section of the Negril business community, including hoteliers, returning residents and the general citizenry. New Development Order for Negril/Green Island EnvironmentFebruary 1, 2015Written by: Marlon Tingling RelatedEarthquake Awareness Programme Underway In Westmoreland Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill addresses a public consultation with stakeholders held at the Negril Community Centre on Friday January 30. The Minister announced that he will shortly be signing a new development order for the Negril/Green Island area which will allow for the construction of buildings up to 4 floors high. Story HighlightsA new Development Order will soon be signed for the Negril/Green Island region of Westmoreland and Hanover.This was disclosed by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill at a consultation with stakeholders at the Negril Community Centre on Friday, January 30.Under the new Order, developers will be allowed to construct commercial buildings of up to four floors tall. New Development Order for Negril/Green IslandJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedClimate Change Policy and Action Plan to be Tabled this Month RelatedNLA Reports Significant Reduction in Complaints Advertisements
HomeNewsCalifornia likely faces a critically dry year, officials say Mar. 03, 2021 at 5:00 amNewsCalifornia likely faces a critically dry year, officials sayGuest Author3 months agocalifornia California will likely face a critically dry year with much less runoff from the Sierra Nevada snowpack than normal and reservoirs that already are showing the impact of winter precipitation that is well below average, state water authorities said Tuesday.The state Department of Water Resources’ latest survey from a network of electronic stations found that the water content of the overall snowpack was 61% of the historical March 2 average and 54 percent of the average on April 1, when it is historically at its maximum.Surveys of the Sierra snowpack, which normally supplies about 30% of California’s water, are a key element of the department’s water supply forecast. December, January and February are typically the wettest part of the so-called “water year,” which starts on Oct. 1 each year.“As California closes out the fifth consecutive dry month of our water year, absent a series of strong storms in March or April we are going to end with a critically dry year on the heels of last year’s dry conditions,” Karla Nemeth, the department’s director, said in a statement.She added: “With back-to-back dry years, water efficiency and drought preparedness are more important than ever for communities, agriculture and the environment.”The snowpack was doing better in the northern and central Sierra than in the southern end of the range, said Sean de Guzman, the department’s chief of snow surveys and water supply forecasting.De Guzman manually surveyed an area at Phillips Station, south of Lake Tahoe, where measurements date to 1941. He found a snow depth of 56 inches (142.2 centimeters) and a “snow water content” of 21 inches, translating to a water content 86% of average to date and 83% of the April 1 average.De Guzman said the impact of a second consecutive dry year were starting to be seen at the state’s largest reservoirs, which are currently storing between 38% and 68% of their capacity.Lake Shasta, the state’s largest surface water reservoir, was at 50% of capacity, he said.“This year has been similar to water year 2014, which was the third year of California’s most recent severe drought, which lasted from 2012 to 2016,” de Guzman said in a webcast from the Sierra site.De Guzman noted that during that drought, 2014 and 2015 were California’s warmest two years on record and that the calendar year of 2020 was the third warmest on record.“Although we can’t predict how much precipitation California will receive for the remainder of the year, without any series of storms on the horizon it’s safe to say that we’ll end this year dry so it’s important that we’ll have to plan accordingly,” he said.De Guzman said a change in the weather pattern would begin this week “but still it’s nothing too significant of a storm to write home about quite yet.”The long-term forecast did not raise any expectation of a return to a normal water year, he said.While the snow survey focuses on water supply, the department noted that precipitation helps stem wildfires. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report showed more than 99% of California has indicators of drought or abnormal dryness.The next snowpack survey will be conducted on April 1.Tags :californiashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentL.A. County hits record low of positive COVID-19 testsVenice residents sue Los Angeles over homeless enforcementYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours ago
NMDOH News:SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces instructions for where New Mexico health care providers can go online to comply with two public health orders announced March 25th designed to protect our state supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic:Providers reporting how they plan to comply with the ordered three-month delay on all non-essential medical procedures without risk to their patients can now submit their policies via the clinicians section of the NMDOH’s COVID-19 website at https://cv.nmhealth.org/clinicians/.In addition, health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers both can now email [email protected] to report to NMDOH the amounts and types of PPE they have in stock. For more information, both the non-essential services order and the order regarding the sale and distribution of PPE are both available at the links provided.
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iStock/Thinkstock(LIMA, Ohio) — Lily Whittaker’s First Communion dress may have been the typical white color, but it was far from average.The dress was made from the wedding gown that Lily’s mother, Quinn Whittaker, wore, which was made by her grandmother, Suzanne Kelley.Whittaker, of Lima, Ohio, said she started to panic a few weeks before Lily’s May 7th First Communion when she realized she did not yet have a dress for her daughter, or much time to shop. She was nine months pregnant at the time.When she saw her own wedding dress hanging in her 8-year-old daughter’s closet, she said she had a stroke of inspiration.“I’ve kept it in her closet and I never got it preserved or anything,” said Whittaker, who will celebrate her tenth wedding anniversary in July. “Originally, I thought my mom would make a christening gown with it but that didn’t happen because we have a family gown.”Whittaker’s mom, Suzanne Kelley, also of Lima, happens to be a seamstress in her spare time. She creates handmade items like prom dresses and princess dresses for her three children and nine grandchildren, including Lily.Kelley, who could not be reached, was preparing for a trip to Florida, but did not hesitate when her daughter asked her to take on the dressmaking challenge.“She didn’t have any qualms about it,” Whittaker said. “I will say that she did say, ‘Are you sure want to do this? Because once I start we can’t go back.’”Lily gave her grandmother the guidelines that she wanted her dress to be “flowy” and “princess like.” Whittaker and Kelley then found a combination of patterns they liked and Kelley quickly created her granddaughter’s dream First Communion gown.Lily Whittaker, 8, of Lima, Ohio, wore a First Communion dress made from her mother’s wedding gown.The only parts that remain of Whittaker’s wedding gown are now the very top and the very bottom sections of the dress.“My mom held it up and said, ‘This is what left,’” Whittaker recalled. “I had a little pang of, ‘Oh this is sad,’ but when I saw the finished product on Lily it made me feel good because it looked beautiful.”Lily received many compliments on her unique dress, during what Whittaker described as an “emotional” First Communion celebration.“She is our oldest, so watching her go through that sacrament was in and of itself great. But then seeing her in that dress, it was emotional,” Whittaker said. “We were so proud of her, too.”Kelley returned home from her trip in time to watch her granddaughter receive the sacrament in the wedding gown she’d previously helped her daughter select.“She’s just the best grandmother and is so willing to do these types of things and puts her heart and passion into whatever it is she does,” Whittaker said about her mom.The scraps from Whittaker’s wedding dress will probably see a second life in a few years at the First Communion of her middle child, 5-year-old Jack.“He’ll be getting a tie made out of mom’s wedding dress,” Whittaker said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related