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The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has embarked on an exercise
to collect data on wastes generated in T&T and their management over the
period 2013 to 2015.
will provide the EMA with data to be used to inform the development of
legislation and policies to improve waste management at a national level.
BENEFITS OF COMPANIES TAKING PART IN SURVEY
The EMA encourages businesses to participate in the survey which has benefits
Improved data on waste management in T&T
Voluntary compliance by contributing data to be treated with strict
confidentiality and without enforcement action
Enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of participating companies
who demonstrate voluntary compliance
Tuesday August 30, 2016
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN SURVEY?
Telephone Numbers: 628-8042 or 652-7230
Extensions: 3256 or 3257
Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans,
whose illustrious career included playing with
jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos
have figured on numerous film scores, has died.
He was 94.
Thielemans died in his sleep in a Belgian hospital
on Monday, his manager said. He was hospitalized
last month after a fall, but had been in good
spirits after an operation on his shoulder.
"He was so happy. He was doing well," manager
Veerle Van de Poel said.
"We were very surprised" by his passing, she
said. "He was sleeping, and he did not wake this
morning." Born in Brussels on April 29, in 1922,
Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidore Thielemans started
playing the harmonica as a hobby and got "con-
taminated" by the jazz virus during the German
occupation, according to his website.
His first international breakthrough came in
1950 when he joined Benny Goodman on a Euro-
pean concert tour. He emigrated to the US in
1952, joining Charlie Parker's All Stars. He also
played with other jazz
greats, including Ella
Fitzgerald, and mainstream
stars like Frank Sinatra,
Paul Simon and Billy Joel.
His harmonica solos fig-
ure on many film scores,
including Midnight Cow-
boy, The Getaway and
Sugarland Express, and
also on the theme music
to the children's TV series
Thielemans, who also played guitar, was honored
by Belgium's royal family in 2001, when King
Albert II gave him the title of baron.
Belgium's royal family said it was "deeply moved
by (the) passing away of Toots Thielemans, one
of the greatest jazzmen."
The US National Endowment for the Arts grant-
ed him the 2009 Jazz Master Award.
"We have lost a great musician, a heartwarming
personality. All my thoughts are with the family
and friends of Toots Thielemans," Belgian Prime
Minister Charles Michel tweeted.
On the liner notes of one album, Quincy Jones
said he believes "without hesitation that Toots
is one of the greatest musicians of our time. On
his instrument he ranks with the best that jazz
has ever produced. He goes for the heart and
makes you cry."
Thielemans hung up his harmonica in 2014 as
health problems linked to his age made it more
difficult for him to take to the stage.
A jazz festival held in his name was due to take
place from September 9-11 in the town of La
Hulpe, about 16 miles southeast of Brussels, where
Van de Poel said his funeral will be held in the
town on Saturday. (AP)
Sesame Street harmonica man
Toots Thielemans dies at 94
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and musi-
cian and actress Laura Marano have been
added as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss
Pageant officials made the announcement
The two will join NBA team owner and busi-
nessman Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster,
singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former
Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.
Douglas was the first all-around Olympic
gold medallist in US history to earn a spot on
a second Olympic team. She also is one of two
American gymnasts to win gold medals in back-
Marano played Ally in the Disney Channel's
Austin & Ally show and will release a new album
The pageant finale will be broadcast live from
Atlantic City on ABC on September 11, hosted
by Chris Harrison and Sage Steele. (AP)
Gabby Douglas to
join Miss America
We have lost a
great musician, a
personality. All my
thoughts are with
the family and
friends of Toots
The Belgian musician played harmonica on the famous Sesame Street theme
song. PHOTO: TOOTSTHIELEMANS.COM
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