Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bicyclist died after being hit by a New York State parks vehicle at Heckscher State Park in East Islip over the weekend, authorities said.The collision occurred where a bicycle path meets the main park roadway near parking field 2 at 10:41 a.m. Friday, State Park Police said.The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where the biker was pronounced dead. The victim’s name was not immediately released.The New York State Police accident reconstruction unit is assisting in the continuing investigation.State Park Police ask that anyone with information about this to case call them at 631-321-3700. All calls will be kept confidential.
The Guyana Energy Agency, in collaboration with the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), hosted a consultation workshop for key stakeholders on Monday at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown.Titled “Human Resources Management, Energy Statistics & Planning Awareness”, the workshop was conceptualised under the framework of the “Caribbean Energy Statistics Capacity Enhancement Project”, which has been implemented and supported by OLADE and the International Development Association – World Bank.The project’s main goal is to elevate energy statistics’ planning and management capacity, and to implement National Energy Information Systems within five Caribbean countries, namely: Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, and Suriname.The key output of the implementation of a National Energy InformationParticipants and facilitators at the workshopManagement System is expected to be in place by mid-2019.With Guyana being a beneficiary country of the project, the main purpose of the workshop was to inform the participants of- the overall project, the stipulations for information management and energy planning, as well as human resources management and energy statistics.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, who was in attendance at the workshop, expressed the view that the workshop “….presents an opportunity for dialogue on the importance of energy statistics in driving the transformation and evolution of the sector, and the critical role that each organisation in attendance plays in the collection, analysis, and reporting of energy information…”Some of the topics covered during the sessions were: Information management and Energy Planning, Human Resources Management and Energy Statistics, the National Energy Sector – Data Management and Challenges.The workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Presidency, Dept. of Environment; Guyana Sugar Corporation, Guyana Revenue Authority, Rubis, GUYOIL, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Public Utilities Commission, Guyana Power and Light, Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Institute of Applied Science, and the Guyana Energy Agency.