JFB Urges Fire Safety This Christmas

first_imgRelatedNew Infirmary for Portland Next Year The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is urging Jamaicans to take precautions this Christmas, in order to prevent fires.Public Relations Officer of the JFB, Emeleo Ebanks, said that many persons either lose their lives or homes during the yuletide season due to unsafe practices, which result in fires.“In November 2012, there were 83 homeless adults due to fires, and in December of that year the number increased to 107. In November 2013 there were 78 homeless persons and in December there was an increase to 94 persons. In most cases, this is as a result of human error,” he said.Mr. Ebanks, who was addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank today (December 17), blamed the losses on the influence of alcohol and the increased demand and use of electricity.“We have seen cases where persons are overloading sockets by plugging in up to 15 lights into one socket,” he pointed out, noting that in these instances, persons may experience short circuiting if the house has been wired for five years or more.“In other cases, the house was recently rewired, however, it may not have been done by a trained and licensed electrician. This uncertified electrician may have taken a few short cuts to save the home owner money, which may eventually cost them their home,” he said.Mr. Ebanks used the opportunity to implore persons to use the services of certified electricians to wire their houses.He also advised persons “not to overload your circuits. If you must use Christmas lights, plug in a minimum of three lights per socket. Do not plug in lights for more than five hours as no one enjoys them as you sleep so unplug them before bed at nights.”He also pointed out that plastic Christmas trees and decorations easily ignite and the lights on the trees generate heat, which may result in fires as well.Persons seeking additional information about making their homes safer this season and beyond may contact JFB Fire Prevention Division at 922- 2523. Photo: JIS PhotographerPublic Relations Officer of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), Emeleo Ebanks. (FILE) Story HighlightsThe Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is urging Jamaicans to take precautions this Christmas, in order to prevent fires.Public Relations Officer of the JFB, Emeleo Ebanks, said that many persons either lose their lives or homes during the yuletide season due to unsafe practices, which result in fires.Mr. Ebanks used the opportunity to implore persons to use the services of certified electricians to wire their houses. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedJustices of the Peace Urged To Uphold Integritycenter_img RelatedBlack River Gets Modern Market JFB Urges Fire Safety This Christmas Local GovernmentDecember 18, 2014Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving Advertisements JFB Urges Fire Safety This ChristmasJIS 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 fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

Hatton wins second straight Euro Tour title

MONZA, Italy – Tyrrell Hatton sunk a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Italian Open on Sunday for his second European Tour victory in two weeks. Last week, Hatton retained his title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the storied Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. Now the Englishman is up to fifth in the Race to Dubai rankings. It looked like Hatton was heading for a three-man playoff before he rolled his final putt into the bottom of the cup and unleashed a series of fist pumps to celebrate the Rolex Series victory. Full-field scores from the Italian Open ”I had a good feeling standing over it, even though my hands were shaking and my knees were shaking,” Hatton said. A day after celebrating his 26th birthday, Hatton birdied five of the last seven holes for a bogey-free 65 to finish at 21 under. ”It was a battle with myself today,” said Hatton, who had a slow front nine. ”But my caddie kept saying it would come in the end and it did. … I got a hot streak with the putter, which helps a lot.” Fellow Englishman Ross Fisher and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand tied for second, one stroke behind, while third-round leader Matt Wallace finished fourth at 19 under. Defending champion and home favorite Francesco Molinari finished in a tie for sixth. Hatton took home a first-place check of around $1.1 million, the biggest prize in an increased purse of $7 million this year as part of the buildup to the 2022 Ryder Cup outside Rome. Crowds were large throughout the week at the Golf Club Milano, next to Monza’s Formula One circuit. read more

Parrot Saved Girl’s Life With Warning

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA babysitter’s parrot is being credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old girl who was choking at a Denver area home while the sitter was in the bathroom. The parrot started screaming and flapping his wings and saying ‘mama baby’ “over and over and over again.”  (w/ video at CBS4Denver.com) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Community is Overjoyed to Pitch in and Care For New Local Celebrity: The Island’s Only Duck

first_imgRegardless of the “how”, the intrepid mallard, who is named after Trevor Mallard, the speaker of New Zealand’s House of Representatives, has already made a home for himself in a small puddle by the airport. Locals visit him every day to bring him peas, corn, rice, and sometimes a former New Zealand commissioner comes by to feed him bok choy. Tourists even stop by to take pictures with the feathery celebrity.RELATED: Endangered Parrots Won’t Stop Messing With Traffic Cones So the Cheeky Birds Have Been Given Their Own Roadside GymsFelicity Bollen, the chief executive officer of Niue Tourism, told the ABCs Pacific Beat: “We pride ourselves on being a funny, quirky little island and he fits with the quirkiness, so he’s a perfect fit from a marketing perspective for our country.”Even the local fire department is involved in welcoming their new neighbor; they’re in charge of refilling his puddle when it gets low.Bollen went on to tell The Guardian that interest in Trevor stems from the lack of land animals and birds in Niue. “We have whales and dolphins, we have a lot of things in the water, but not land animals… so for a duck to be wandering around the island, that’s why it’s so interesting.”WATCH: Mesmerizing Video of 10,000 Snow Geese Taking Flight Will Soothe Your SoulThe island residents are debating the merit of getting a companion duck for Trevor so he doesn’t get lonely – but for now, Niue is more than happy to provide all the food and love that a community could provide a wandering fowl.If you want to find out more about Trevor the duck, you can check out his official Facebook page.If This Story Floats Your Boat, Be Sure And Share With Your Friends – Photo by Trevor the Duck FacebookAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhat walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and splashes around like a duck? Well, for residents on the small island of Niue, the answer to that question is a duck – but they may not have been able to answer that before last month.A recent settler to the island, Trevor the duck has been causing a stir in the local community; because Niue has never had a duck before.No one knows how he could have gotten there, either. Theories range from him flying all the way from New Zealand to stowing away aboard a luxury yacht!last_img read more

NAHBS – DeSalvo Custom Cycles

first_imgNAHBS 2010 – DeSalvo Custom Cycles only had a couple of bikes on display, and all I have are a few photos…not much in the way of descriptions or info.  Just eye candy.last_img

Big East partners with Riot Games for collegiate competition

first_imgRiot Games has entered a partnership with the American collegiate athletic programme Big East Conference to launch the Big East League of Legends Championship in Spring 2019.Seven of the 10 schools in the Big East Conference will compete in the League of Legends competition. Specifically: Butler, DePaul, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, and Villanova.Taking place in a regular season which will start in January next year, the championship will see the top four teams compete for the title. The winner and runner-up will book their spot in the League of Legends Championship Play-In, giving them a chance to reach the League of Legends College Championship.Vince Nicastro, Deputy Commissioner & COO of the Big East Conference commented: “As the Big Fast enters its second year of competitive esports, we are very excited to further our involvement with Riot Games and our League of Legends competition. Interest in esports on our campuses continues to grow and we are proud to be able to provide the opportunity for Big East students to compete on the national stage.”The League of Legends College Championship is a collegiate competition involving schools in North America. Over 300 teams competed in the initiative in this year’s iteration of the championship.Michael Sherman, College Esports Lead at Riot Games added: “We have continually been impressed by the Big East’s forward-looking approach for how esports can support their membership since we first talked with them in 2016. This partnership is a huge step forward for College League of Legends and sets a new precedent for support from a Division I conference.”In October, Big East Conference partnered with ESL to launch a Rocket League competition within the conference. A pilot event was hosted in April, and led to a more permanent inclusion for esports in the initiative.Esports Insider says: It’s clear that the Big East Conference is keen to integrate esports in a big way, and partnering with Riot Games – in addition to ESL – is certainly one way to do that. It’s great to see that two teams will get the chance to compete in Riot Games’ official collegiate competition, too.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Mesut Ozil claims that he could very well end his career at the Emirates

first_imgAdvertisement 5oyNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E30ite( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) dh6Would you ever consider trying this?😱bnq3Can your students do this? 🌚aamxRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star player of the Gunners, Mesut Ozil is ready to stay at Arsenal till the end of his career. The Gunners brought in the star player in the summer transfer window of 2013-14 season with a transfer fee worth £46 million. Since then, Mesut Ozil has been a star performer for the Gunners over the last few seasons. Advertisement In an interview after the launch of his wellness brand ‘Unity’ Mesut Ozil was asked about his future at the Emirates. Ozil told,Advertisement  “Why not? I am still young, I am 30,” he said. “In football, everything is possible but I am really happy to play for a big club like Arsenal. I just enjoy it and I can imagine finishing my career at Arsenal.”Advertisement He was also asked about the age when he will retire. Ozil calmly answered,“Maybe aged 38! No, really, I always think if I feel well, I could go on until I am 35 or 36, I don’t know. If everything is good, we’ll see.” Mesut Ozil recently retired from the International football after the strong criticisms came in his way. However, he is good form in this season under the management of Unai Emery. He has already scored three goals in his nine appearances so far in this season in the Premier League. The player has been trying hard to adapt the style of the play of Unai Emery. Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract with the Gunners in January to commit his future at the Emirates till 2021. The star player of Arsenal can extend his contract further if the things go accordingly in the next few seasons. Advertisementlast_img read more