Another C’bean country severely affected by prolonged drought

first_img Tweet NewsRegional Another C’bean country severely affected by prolonged drought by: Caribbean Media Corporation – August 12, 2015 133 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Less than 48 hours after Jamaica announced water rationing as a result of a prolonged drought situation, another Caribbean country is warning that the situation is becoming critical and consumers will have to adapt to even more stringent measures to ensure a supply of water.The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) says the absence of significant rain fall continues to affect water reserves and according to Ian Lewis, the production engineer in the authority’s Water Business Unit, APUA is down to its last reservoir.Lewis said that the APUA is continuing to tweak the water rationing schedule so as to keep consumers satisfied.Antigua and Barbuda is into a second consecutive year of a drought and APUA said that water from one of the main reserves is below extraction level and the company is on its last source of surface water.Lewis estimates that there are “about three weeks” left from that facility and consumers will now have to rely on desalinated and ground water.He warned if the drought persists APUA will have to implement “more intense water rationing” and while the country is able to operate with ground and desalinated water, consumers will be without water for prolonged periods.He is urging consumers to reserve water and not to waste the commodity on things such watering lawns, gardens and ensure loads are filled when washing and use recycle water where possible.Earlier this week, the National Water Commission (NWC) announced new water supply restrictions as Jamaica continues to be affected by prolonged drought.NWC acting president Mark Barnett said that the Commission was forced to further restrict the supply of water to many of the areas served by the Hope and Mona water supply systems to every third day instead of the current alternating day supply.He said this means that customers who receive water on Wednesday would next be supplied on Saturday, and those who receive on Thursday would next receive on Sunday.“This restriction will be in place until further notice, and if and when we have put into service additional wells, we may reduce or have a reduction in the restriction.” Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Harry Maguire admits Man Utd defence were at fault for Sevilla winner… but insists ‘best team lost’

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Source: Soccer – Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 HARRY MAGUIRE admitted the Manchester United defence were to blame for Sevilla’s winner as they were KO’d from the Europa League.But the £85million skipper insisted the “best team lost” on the night as the Red Devils wasted a hatful of chances to book a spot in the final.Harry Maguire said the better side lost against SevillaCredit: Getty Images – GettyLuuk de Jong’s 78th-minute winner left United all at sea at the back with neither Maguire, Victor Lindelof or Aaron Wan-Bissaka picking up the super sub.It was United’s THIRD semi-final defeat in the 2019-20 season after crashing out at the same stage of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.It is now the first time in 30 years United have gone three consecutive seasons WITHOUT a trophy.And Maguire had to face the music after the game as his hopes of lifting the Europa League crumbled before him with the 2-1 defeat in Cologne.He told BT Sport: “It’s difficult. The boys are devastated.“We created numerous chances. The best team lost.“They punished us for missing chances. They didn’t make many chances to be honest. “We conceded from two crosses which is not good enough.“We worked our socks off and deserved to win and get through.“We fell short in a semi-final for the third time this year.“We have a good group of lads. Losing is not acceptable. Getting to semi-finals isn’t acceptable.“Improvement made this year is massive. We played a good Sevilla team – another day we win it. Losing is not acceptable for this club.”The former Leicester City man was pressed on when United will finally win silverware – their last trophy coming three years ago when Jose Mourinho led them to Europa League glory.Maguire added: “It’ll happen soon. We want to win it as soon as possible.“If we take another giant step next season we’ll improve again. Tonight we turned up and the best team lost.“Perhaps that bit of inexperience cost us – we shouldn’t have conceded that second goal.”Sevilla 2 Man United 1: Dodgy defending costs wasteful Red Devils as they crash out of Europa League Amazing movies best funny animalscenter_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Funny Moments Of Footballlast_img read more

Penguins’ Crosby to miss Game 4 with concussion

first_imgGregory Shamus/iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) – The Pittsburgh Penguins say Sidney Crosby will miss Game 4 of its Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night due to a concussion. Head coach Mike Sullivan says Crosby is in the league concussion protocol following a hit he sustained during Game 3 from Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen.Niskanen received a penalty for the hit, and could face further discipline from the league.“He’s very upbeat and positive,” Sullivan said of Crosby. “We’re very optimistic and hopeful we’ll have him back in a timely fashion.”Crosby has a history of concussions, missing the first six games of this season while recovering from one.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more