Over 700 to benefit from new water well in Region 9

first_imgOfficials and villagers of Nappi, Region Nine, at the new well that was dugOver seven hundred residents of Nappi Village, Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), will be beneficiaries of a new well that was drilled to provide the community with easier access to potable water.The drilling of the well was undertaken through a collaborative effort between the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Under the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), the two parties are working towards increasing resilience of indigenous communities to vulnerabilities in the drought period, through improved water quality, access and storage.As a result, Brazilian company, Fox Trading was contracted to drill the well, which was completed on Saturday, May 4, at a depth of 144 metres.The initial water production from the well was witnessed by GWI officials along with the Toshao of Nappi Village, Region Nine, Guy Frederick, at approximately 23:00h on Saturday.GWI is now tasked with installing distribution and transmission mains, pumps and service connections, while the UNDP is expected to erect a trestle with storage tanks, all of which will ensure residents are adequately served.According to residents, the new well will ease their burden of having to walk approximately 600 metres downhill to fetch water for daily use.One middle-aged resident, Egbert Frederick said he could not have believed his eyes when he saw the well being drilled.Austin Domingo, 85 years of age, said he has reached the age where he can no longer walk long distances and fetch water since his knees are now weak. He thanked the Government of Guyana and other stakeholders involved in the project for supplying potable water to his community.last_img read more

Joe Bennett signs new Cardiff City contract until 2021

first_img 1 The 28-year-old full-back featured regularly under Neil Warnock last season as the Bluebirds secured promotion back to the Premier League.Bennett, who joined Cardiff from Aston Villa in August 2016, had entered the final year of the contract at the Welsh capital.But he has now penned fresh terms until 2021.He told the club’s official website: “I’m really happy. It got sorted out very quickly, so now I can just concentrate on my football and hopefully having a good season.“We’ve got a good squad and the manager has signed some good, young and hungry players. There is no pressure on us and we can just go out and enjoy it.“I just can’t wait to get the season going. It will be nice to meet the new lads, hopefully have a good pre-season down in Cornwall and then get stuck into it!” Joe Bennett has penned a new contract with Cardiff City center_img Cardiff City defender Joe Bennett has committed his future to the Welsh club by signing a new three-year contract.last_img read more

Hometta: A Collaborative for Designers of (Relatively) Small, Modern Homes

first_imgLast month, Hometta, a new, online source of home plans, rolled out more than two dozen single-family-home designs that had been provided by a like number of architectural studios. Most of the studios are based in the U.S., although the work of architects in Chile, China, and Germany also is represented.The unifying themes in these designs are modern lines, sustainability, and (relatively) low square footage. The floor plans cap at 2,500 sq. ft. and range in price from $1,195 for a studio-size house to $3,195 for a three-bedroom.Access to renderings and floor plans is free. Those who want to dig deeper into the planning and construction processes can buy an annual subscription to the Hometta Construction Guide for $9.95. Those who are committed to building a particular design can buy a “Build” subscription ($19.95 a month or $99.95 a year), which includes full access to the chosen plan set and five guest-login accounts for builders and other contractors who may be bidding on the project.The homes on the Hometta site are touted by the company for their sustainable design and materials, which include hydronic heating and cooling, passive ventilation, and planted or solar-paneled “sides.”Hometta’s co-founders, Mark Johnson and Andrew McFarland, have joined forces with four architecture studios – all with offices in Houston, where Hometta is based – to recruit other design firms interested in offering plans for homes that, while not on the scale of those typically sought by the firms’ core clientele, still offer structural and visual features that set them apart from those of many stock plans. In addition to the four design studios in Houston, 20 other firms are participating in the Hometta project.“Hometta is offering modern home plans from sought-after designers at affordable prices,” Johnson says in a company press release. “We believe great design should not be limited to a small, elite market.”last_img read more