BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 07: Reggie Bush, Joel Klatt and Kevin Burkhardt of Fox Sports speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) *** Reggie Bush; Joel Klatt; Kevin BurkhardtFOX Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt has a top 10 team on “upset alert” heading into Week 9 of the regular season. He believes it’s a “classic” trap game.Penn State, the No. 6 team in the country following the Nittany Lions’ home win over Michigan, is taking on Michigan State in East Lansing this weekend.James Franklin’s team is coming off a huge home win and now it has to play a tough Spartans team on the road. That could spell trouble.“This is a terrible spot for Penn State…think about what it takes out of you to win back-to-back games against ranked teams…and by the way, they got away with a win against Michigan. Michigan was really the better team in the second half,” explained Klatt, per Saturday Tradition. “Now you’ve gotta turn right back around and go on the road against a defensive power. This is likely to be a low-scoring affair, you’re likely to start running out of some energy, you go on the road. This is a classic trap game where Michigan State has history against Penn State…I’m a bit nervous for Penn State this week. I think a win in any form – win by 3, by 2, whatever, it doesn’t matter – if they can get out of this week with a win, that is a huge plus for Penn State.”You can view his full comments below:Michigan State has had Penn State’s number in recent years, and @PennStateFball is coming off back-to-back tough wins. @joelklatt of @CFBONFOX breaks down the challenges @MSU_Football will pose this weekend once again for the Nittany Lions: pic.twitter.com/Y9gcX8I9DW— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 23, 2019ESPN’s Football Power Index also has the Nittany Lions on upset alert. The FPI is giving Michigan State a roughly 30 percent chance of winning this game.Penn State and Michigan State are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ABC.
Chairman of the HAJ, Norman Brown, made the announcement at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 754 housing solutions at Rhyne Park Estate, in Rose Hall, St. James, on August 9. The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is on track to begin work on over 3,600 housing solutions this year. He outlined that the Rhyne Park Estate development is a major segment of the overall development. Story Highlights The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is on track to begin work on over 3,600 housing solutions this year.Chairman of the HAJ, Norman Brown, made the announcement at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 754 housing solutions at Rhyne Park Estate, in Rose Hall, St. James, on August 9.He outlined that the Rhyne Park Estate development is a major segment of the overall development.The $8.4 billion project is being done under a joint venture partnership with the China-based Henan Fifth Construction (HFC) Group Company Limited.“I take great pleasure in welcoming this tremendous partnership between HAJ and HFC Group and I know this partnership is a game changer for the housing industry in Jamaica,” Mr. Brown said.He pointed out that the HAJ has been active in Montego Bay and the wider St. James over the years, confronting challenges in the various informal communities, and cited the agency’s involvement in an infrastructure upgrading project in Grange Pen.“We are currently doing a project in the Brownfield Division of Grange Pen where we are putting in the necessary infrastructure – roads, sewerage, water systems and electricity grid – at a cost of about $990 million,” Mr. Brown explained.Additionally, he pointed to the agency’s land titling programme currently being undertaken in the parish, noting that residents will have the opportunity to be “a part of the [land] ownership structure in Jamaica.”“Once we build out, our residents would take up their titles and move forward in finishing their houses,” Mr. Brown said.In his address, Montego Bay’s Mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, lauded the HAJ for its active role in providing housing solutions for citizens of the parish.A mixture of one to three-bedroom townhouses, apartments, and single family units are being built at Rhyne Park Estate and should be completed in three years.
“The conference is positioned on the brink of the implementation timeline when ship owners, suppliers, refineries and bunker operators would have been advanced in their preparation to give effect to the regulations” the Minister said. Story Highlights Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, has lauded the timeliness of the Second International Caribbean Bunker Conference, hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and the International Bunker Industry Association. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference on September 10, at the Iberostar Suites Resort in St. James, Mr. Montague said with the implementation of new legislation that will directly affect the sector just over three months away, it is important for the regulators and the industry to ramp up its preparation. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, has lauded the timeliness of the Second International Caribbean Bunker Conference, hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and the International Bunker Industry Association.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference on September 10, at the Iberostar Suites Resort in St. James, Mr. Montague said with the implementation of new legislation that will directly affect the sector just over three months away, it is important for the regulators and the industry to ramp up its preparation.“The conference is positioned on the brink of the implementation timeline when ship owners, suppliers, refineries and bunker operators would have been advanced in their preparation to give effect to the regulations” the Minister said.“Following on the success of the [first] conference held in 2018, it, therefore. provides a global forum for the industry not only to promote their readiness for the new paradigm but also to share challenges and strategies,” he added.Meanwhile, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, explained the reason for amendments to the legislation and the impact that the conference is likely to have on the players in the industry.“For many years, ships have been using what could commonly be called dirty fuel, which is fuel that is heavy in chemicals that are not good for the atmosphere,” he noted.“As fuel is burnt, it introduces greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming. So, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has, over a period of time, been lowering the sulphur content in marine fuel, which, for the last 10 years, has been three point five per cent,” he explained.Rear Admiral Brady pointed out that this was not sufficient and that in order for ships to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that contribute to global warming, the IMO has regulated the fuel sulphur content down to zero point five per cent. This will become effective on January 1, 2020.According to the Director General, this means that the processing of heavy fuel will have to go through some more stages in order to remove the high content of sulphur.“So, we have persons here from all over the world from different areas of the industry who are working towards ensuring compliance with the regulations in all facets,” he said.For her part, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Director, Unni Einemo, said the participants are “keen to understand how various stakeholders are preparing for the most disruptive regulatory change most of us have ever witnessed”, pointing out that everyone has a role to play to make the transition to the new low-sulphur regime a success.The Director, who is also the IMO Representative, explained that the IBIA has played an active part at the IMO, as the global shipping regulator works to put in place the framework to ensure consistent implementation of the 0.5 per cent sulphur limit.“The IBIA’s approach is to seek solutions that are effective, fair and pragmatic in collaboration with other NGOs and IMO member states, such as Jamaica,” she argued.“We applaud Jamaica for its positive contributions at the IMO. This is exemplified by Rear Admiral Peter Brady, who can always be relied on to bring wisdom and balance to negotiations at the IMO, and by Claudia Grant, the Deputy Director General of the MAJ, who in 2018 was elected Chair of the Subcommittee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III) – a proud moment for Jamaica,” Ms. Einemo said.