first_imgMonday 20 July 2020 11:49 am whatsapp We have already taken some major steps to reduce our carbon footprint. These include protecting and conserving 11,000 acres of green space in London and south east England, running on 100 per cent renewable electricity since October 2018, and offsetting carbon emissions from business travel flights. Catherine McGuinness We’re inviting people to say what the City of London Corporation should do to counter the threat of future weather conditions, and what action they would like to see taken to make City buildings more environmentally friendly. One of our top priorities is tackling air pollution in the City. And thanks to our efforts, air quality is already improving.  Share More generally, we are driving forward the green finance business agenda by establishing the Green Finance Institute alongside the government, the principal forum for public and private sector collaboration in this burgeoning sector. That’s why last week we launched an online survey asking City residents, workers and businesses for their views on climate change. It’s part of our plan to launch a Climate Action Strategy later this year which will outline what we will do to make sure the Square Mile becomes net-zero emission and climate resilient in the future.  Radical action is needed if we are to make Square Mile more climate resilient (Getty Images) We have already banned the purchase of diesel vehicles from our own vehicle fleet, where there is a clean market alternative, and we are leading a London-wide crackdown on drivers who leave their engines idling when parked. Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAGloriousaMother Set Up A Hidden Camera, Her Husband Was Caught In The Act…GloriousaBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreaker The road towards a greener, cleaner Square Mile Radical action is needed if we are to make Square Mile more climate resilient (Getty Images) Also Read: The road towards a greener, cleaner Square Mile We need to shape a greener, fairer and more resilient City. And we want the whole Square Mile to play its part. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. We are piloting the UK’s first 24/7 zero emission street at Beech Street and we will turn other parts of the Square Mile into zero-emissions zones by 2022. All of these actions will help make a difference. But we need to do more — and that’s why our Climate Action Strategy will be crucial. Radical action is needed if we are to make Square Mile more climate resilient. I’m urging all Square Mile residents and businesses to get involved in this important survey, and have their say on how to ensure a cleaner, greener City. Main image credit: Getty Radical action is needed if we are to make Square Mile more climate resilient (Getty Images) Also Read: The road towards a greener, cleaner Square Mile As the governing body of the Square Mile, we have a leading role to play in ensuring that London and the UK are both resilient to risks presented by climate change and able to capture the opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy. And our CityAir app provides over 30,000 Londoners with low pollution travel routes across the capital, while our Emissions Reduction Bill aims to give the capital’s local authorities tough new powers to tackle air pollution caused by boilers, construction machinery and diesel generators. Overall, we want to make sure that 90 per cent of the City will meet World Health Organisation guidelines for nitrogen dioxide by 2025. As the UK starts to rebuild its economy in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, it is crucial that the plan is developed with tackling climate change at its heart. We want to reduce the City’s carbon emissions and to lead others to take similar measures. whatsapp Opinionlast_img read more

first_imgThursday 18 March 2021 11:04 am Economists predict the central bank will leave the UK’s interest rate at 0.1 per cent. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Also Read: Analysts: Inflation in focus as BoE delivers monetary policy verdict Barret Kupelian, senior economist at PwC, said that vaccine rollouts, GDP data and positive Budget measures will “tilt the balance of risks to the UK economy towards the upside”. whatsapp whatsapp Economists predict the central bank will leave the UK’s interest rate at 0.1 per cent. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Also Read: Analysts: Inflation in focus as BoE delivers monetary policy verdict Invesco fund manager Michael Matthews echoed this outlook, stating that the UK economy is likely to expand vigorously as Covid restrictions are lifted. Tags: Bank of England UK inflation Damian Shepherd “As a result, the MPC is likely to spend less time pondering on the mechanics of negative interest rates and more on the potential scenarios on UK inflation.” The Bank of England is expected to focus on inflation when it publishes its latest monetary policy decisions at noon, according to analysts. Cole said the committee must keep a lid on rising inflationary pressures while simultaneously supporting the economy and the jobs market. Share Thursday delivers the latest monetary deliberations from the BoE, where the committee “appears at a crossroads” in dealing with opposing objectives, according to Stuart Cole, chief macro strategist at Equiti Capital. Ryan believes rates will be held steady but expects a heavy focus on whether the bank signals its intention to keep rates at rock-bottom levels for the foreseeable future. Matthew Ryan, senior market analyst at Ebury, does not expect “too many fireworks” from today’s meeting. Economists predict the central bank will leave the UK’s interest rate at 0.1 per cent. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Analysts: Inflation in focus as BoE delivers monetary policy verdict “With the UK’s vaccination programme going well, investors are now betting on a rapid economic recovery and a sharp increase in inflation and are currently pricing in a 15 basis point rate increase in late-2022.” “This recovery has been further supported by the chancellor’s recent budget which extended the furlough scheme and delayed the onset of fiscal consolidation to 2023.” “Expect this Thursday’s meeting to be a template for the foreseeable future, i.e., policy metrics on hold, inflationary pressures contained and ongoing downside risks seen to growth – and with the MPC’s fingers tightly crossed that this is enough to keep borrowing costs low.” Economists predict the central bank will leave the UK’s interest rate at 0.1 per cent. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Also Read: Analysts: Inflation in focus as BoE delivers monetary policy verdict Economy set to ‘expand vigorously’ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndoBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportUndoFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableUndoNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauUndoMoney PopThe Most Overpriced Vehicles On the Market Right NowMoney PopUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaUndo No fireworks expected Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_img Previous articleIn Pictures: Successful Portarlington GAA fundraiser brings new dressing rooms closerNext articleFirst Sod turned for Camross developments Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Here is the 2018 LaoisToday Senior A hurling Team of the Year Pinterest Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Club secretary Mary Gavan said: “If there are Junior level clubs in your county who would be interested in this, please let them know.“There is no better opportunity to take a trip outside of Ireland, experience the delights of The Netherlands mixed in with a good day of GAA.“Playing 11-a-side on rugby sized pitches, teams will battle it out in a series of group matches with the strongest teams contesting for the semi-finals and finals.“As we had to cancel last year, Raheen’s GAA and Holland Ladies are hoping to defend their 2017 titles.““If clubs in Laois are interested in attending in 2019, please contact [email protected]“We will forward an information package with suggestions forhotels/hostels – and plans for the day/night shopping and of course sightseeing and generally getting around this beautiful city of Justice and Peace.” New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Facebook Calling all junior football clubs in Laois – fancy taking part in a tournament in Holland next March?Den Haag GAA Club, from The Netherlands, present their 13th Annual Gaelic Football 11 a-side Invitational for ladies and gents clubs.The snow this year meant that all flights from Ireland and the UK were cancelled on the Friday before the competition was due to start. TAGSDen Haag GAALaois JFC Community center_img Home Sport GAA Laois Junior GAA clubs invited to take part in Holland tournament SportGAA Facebook This meant that organisers were left with no choice but to cancel the tournament – but they are hoping a repeat of the bad weather will not occur next year.Aimed at promoting GAA in Europe, The Hague (Den Haag – City of Peace and Justice) GAA club extends an invitation to all Junior level Ladies and Gent’s teams on the weekend of the March 2 2019. Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 31st October 2018 Pinterest Community Laois Junior GAA clubs invited to take part in Holland tournament Twitter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

first_img GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest We’re back on the road tonight as the Laois U-20 footballers take on Westmeath in the quarter final of the Leinster championship this evening.Here we guide you through what you need to know:When, where, what time?The game throws in at 7.30pm in Cusack Park, Mullingar, Westmeath.Team newsLaois U-20 football boss Billy O’Loughlin named his starting team to face Kildare on Sunday.Like last year in the case of Finbarr Crowley, the rule prohibiting those who play senior from playing U-20 has struck Laois again as Courtwood’s Sean O’Flynn and O’Dempsey’s Mark Barry are unavailable for this game.Manager O’Loughlin has named the same team that defeatedLAOIS: Matthew Byron (Courtwood); Michael Dowling (Portlaoise), Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan), Alex Mohan (Portarlington); Colin Slevin (Portarlington), Jack Lacey (St Joseph’s), Dean Brophy (St Joseph’s); Rob Tyrell (Camross), Eoin Dunne (Rosenallis); Ronan Coffey (Portarlington), Michael Doran (Killeshin), Niall Dunne (Courtwood); Alan Kinsella (Courtwood), Dan McCormack (O’Dempsey’s), Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan-Abbey)Westmeath have not yet named their team.How did both teams reach this stage?Laois had to take part in a preliminary round where they face All-Ireland and Leinster champions Kildare in Newbridge last week.Billy O’Loughlin’s charges trailed by a point at half time but led by captain Diarmuid Whelan they turned it around to win by three in the end.He kicked ten points of Laois’s total with only a last minute Kildare penalty making it look a little closer than it was – 0-17 to 1-11.Westmeath received a bye to this round of the competition so this will be their first outing.When did Westmeath and Laois last meet at this level?You have to go all the way back to 2011 for the last meeting between Laois and Westmeath at this level.This was a Round 1 clash and the Laois team included current senior players like Kieran Lillis and Donie Kingston.Westmeath won the game 1-15 to 1-5 and their team included Eoin Carbery, Kevin Maguire, Kieran Martin, James Dolan, Darragh Daly, Ger Egan and Callum McCormack who all played for the seniors in their defeat against Clare at the weekend gone by.LAOIS: John Dunphy (Spink); Alan Whelan (The Heath), Kieran Booth (The Heath), Sean George (Mountmellick); Shane Murphy (Emo), Ciaran Farrell (Ballylinan), James Nerney (The Heath); Stuart Nerney (Portlaoise), Kieran Lillis (Portlaoise); Luke Doyle (Courtwood), James Doyle (St Josephs), Barry Kelly (O’Dempseys); Daryl Hayden (Graiguecullen), Donal Kinsgton (Arles-Killeen), Gary Walsh (Ballylinan). Subs: Kevin Campion (St Joseph’s) for George, Barry Mitchell (Portarlington) for J Nerney, Jamie Farrell (Ballylinan) for Nerney, Ruairi O’Connor (Timahoe) for J Doyle, James Finn (Ballyfin) for HaydenWESTMEATH: Eoin Carbery; Ben Moran, Kieran Sheridan, Kevin Maguire; Mark McCallum, Kieran Martin, James Dolan; David Keenan, Darragh Daly; Adam Corroon, Conor Lynam, Ger Egan; Ian Coffey, Callum McCormack, Tommy McDaniel.What will happen after this game?If Laois win, they will face either Offaly or Meath in the Leinster semi final on Tuesday July 9 at 7.30pmWhat are the odds?Laois are favourites here with odds of 3/10 while Westmeath at 3/1. The draw is 9/1.SEE ALSO – WATCH: Familiar faces appear in new music video shot in Laois WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Here’s your guide to the Laois U-20s Leinster championship clash with Westmeath SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois U-20 footballers GAA GAA center_img Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results By Alan Hartnett – 2nd July 2019 Facebook Previous articleGlamping spaces now available to book at this year’s Folly FestivalNext articleRocketing rents sees Laois added to control zones but auctioneers are not impressed Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Here’s your guide to the Laois U-20s Leinster championship clash with Westmeath Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest News Home News Community Laois testing facility in operation as battle against Coronavirus continues NewsCommunity This is the site of the testing facility for the Coronavirus in Laois.A building belonging to the HSE in Emo is where you are likely to be sent for a test for the Coronavirus.It is known locally as the ‘old dispensary’ and is located on the road opposite the entrance to Emo Court – just down from where the old school in the village is.Department of Health officials are manning the facility and LaoisToday understands it came into operation on Tuesday.However, like other centres around the country, you cannot simply turn up to this one in Emo and demand a test.Only people who have made contact with their GP and have a reference number will be tested.Anyone without an appointment will be turned away if they turn up unannounced.And there are reports that there are increasing delays in getting people tested down to the volume of people who are being sent for them.From the time a GP recommends someone be sent forward for a test, LaoisToday understands that it is taking several days for the HSE to make contact with this person to arrange a time and date for their test.When contacted by LaoisToday last night, the HSE said they were unable to confirm at this time if there are any other testing facilities in Laois along with this one.Last night, Department of Health officials confirmed that there are between one and five confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Laois. – as of March 17.Dublin still leads the way with 172 cases while Cork (62), Limerick (14), Galway (13), Wicklow (13), Westmeath (7), Waterford (7), Kerry (6), Meath (6), Louth (6) and Kildare (6) are next.Monaghan is now the only county in the country without a case as all other counties have recorded at least one case.The average age of people infected with the disease is now 43 – which is younger than many would have expected.Of the 350 cases notified, 55% are male and 43% are female. The median age of confirmed cases is 43 years while 31% of cases have been hospitalised.2% (7 cases) have been admitted to ICU while 84 cases are associated with Healthcare workers, 28 of whom are associated with foreign travel.SEE ALSO – WATCH: Here is how a Coronavirus testing centre looks and works Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Electric Picnic Laois testing facility in operation as battle against Coronavirus continues Previous articleHistoric day as An Garda Síochána reaches highest number of members since foundation of the stateNext articleMessage from St Canice’s Credit Union to their members in Durrow, Rathdowney and Mountrath LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th March 2020 WhatsApp Electric Picnic TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19Emo Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgThe Book of Shakespeare Without the First Folio of 1623, the world might lack half of Shakespeare’s plays. A rare original copy comes to CU-Boulder in August, the only Colorado stop on a national tour. Read more The Art of Experience Soon there’ll be a degree for that. Read more Share Share via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via TwitterShare via E-mailShare via Google Plus By Sarah Kuta • Published: June 1, 2020 Creating a Dad’s Bag Gavin Lodge couldn’t find a fashionable diaper bag for fathers, so he created his own. Read morecenter_img Related Articles Shakespeare’s enduring legacy is on display at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. The Bard’s turns of phrase, witty puns and beautiful verbiage still have a place in today’s emoji and TikTok-ruled society.The Colorado Shakespeare Festival makes sure of it.For more than 60 years, the festival has kept William Shakespeare’s language alive, sharing his famous (and not-so-famous) words with new generations of theater-goers on the CU Boulder campus.After a 2020 COVID-19 hiatus, the tradition plans to continue in 2021 with a spiced-up performance schedule and dynamic cast, which includes Sam Sandoe (BioChem, Thtr’80), who’s been performing with the festival for 50 years.“Shakespeare’s language is some of the greatest ever written, and the importance of the ideas and the conflict and the human nature of it all translates century after century,” said Sandoe. “So this 400-year-old playwright is still valid and important to us now.”For Sandoe, Shakespeare is a family affair. Though the festival was officially founded in 1958, its origins date back to 1944, when CU librarian and English instructor James Sandoe — Sam Sandoe’s father — directed Romeo and Juliet at the newly constructed, 1,000-seat Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre.James Sandoe, who directed many performances at CU and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, passed along his love of the Bard and the university to his four children. He died in 1980, but Sam Sandoe says he still thinks of his father often during rehearsals.After tagging along to performances with his family as a child, Sandoe began acting in the festival as a teenager in 1970 and fell in love with Shakespeare. Even while working full time for CU Boulder’s University Communications team from 1996 to 2017, he rearranged his schedule to make time for rehearsal, often leaving his house at 5 a.m. and not returning again until midnight.He’s acted in so many plays that he’s on track to complete the entire canon — meaning he’s performed in all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, some more than once.“For somebody who is not in theater full-time to manage to notch all of Shakespeare’s plays is an act of endurance — and it took me half a century,” Sandoe said. “I’m proud of that.”Even after all these years, Sandoe, 65, still revels in the collaborative process of getting a show ready for opening night.“You’re working with a bunch of creative people, trying to translate words on a page into something dynamic, and that’s a great deal of fun and a great challenge, but it’s very rewarding,” said Sandoe, who lives in Boulder.The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theater company housed within the CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences. The festival — the second oldest Shakespeare Festival in the country — regularly collaborates with students, faculty and staff from CU’s English and theater and dance departments, and it offers a graduate certificate in applied Shakespeare.“There’s a long, long history of Shakespeare scholarship here on this campus, and there is a great deal of passion and love for Shakespeare among our scholars,” said Tim Orr, Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s producing artistic director.Professional actors temporarily relocate to Boulder from May to August when they land a part and work alongside local actors like Sandoe. Professional directors collaborate with festival staffers to determine an artistic vision for each production. Up to 23 cast members can be involved in one performance.Celebrities like Val Kilmer and Annette Bening have performed in the festival, which still hosts many performances in the Mary Rippon amphitheater.The lineup for the festival — which runs from June to mid-August and sees roughly 30,000 audience members a season — is determined two to three years in advance, to avoid repeating titles too often. Orr said he considers each season as a whole, taking care to offer a diverse array of shows so someone could reasonably attend all of them. That also means incorporating some non-Shakespeare plays into the lineup, such as Homer’s The Odyssey or Cyrano de Bergerac, and adding a modern twist to classic plays. “When it comes to the text, I don’t want to reinvent the wheel,” said Orr.“When it comes to telling the story, I want to see something new. Every line of Shakespeare could be interpreted two or three different ways, so that gives you a nearly infinite number of interpretations of what he meant.”If the festival resumes in 2021, for instance, actors will wear 1950s costumes and tromp around France for All’s Well That Ends Well, and there will be a 1980s glam punk rock vibe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.“I’ve never produced or even seen a season of theater that was in pre-production for two years,” said Orr. “More time to dream. More time to imagine. It should be amazing.”Even after 400 years, the themes and emotions depicted in Shakespeare’s work remain relevant — and they keep audiences coming back, year after year.“Shakespeare didn’t feel anything that you or I don’t feel,” said Orr. “Like any great artist, he’s just a master at expressing it and conveying the experience so that you and I know that we’re not alone and that we’re not the first people to have experienced this.” And being in Boulder doesn’t hurt, either.“You’re going to hear amazing language that has never gone out of production, and you’re going to see it in one of the most beautiful venues in America, under the stars, under the mountains,” said Orr. “It is not only seeing a Shakespeare play, it is the full experience of seeing it here.”Photos by Zachary Andrews and Jennifer Koskinen  Issue: Summer 2020Tags:ShakespeareTheaterlast_img read more

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first_img Read Article Related Posts News By EH News Bureau on July 23, 2018 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals DocsApp aims to provide accessible healthcare across geographical and socio-economic boundaries in IndiaDocsApp is an online consultation platform that connects patients to specialist doctors in just 30 minutes via chat or call. It has furthered this vision by introducing web-based consultation for the users who are not familiar with the concept of mobile applications. The app is trying to reach out to more patients in tier 3 and 4 parts of India in order to make quality healthcare accessible to them, without the need of downloading a mobile application.The mobile-based platform that offers high-quality doctor consultations, has removed the necessity of using its mobile application by providing an easy-to-use web service. Top-ranked doctors across the country can now be reached via DocsApp seamlessly through a web platform. Keeping in mind that over 50 per cent of the users on DocsApp are from below tier 2 and other rural parts of India, coupled with their lack of knowledge regarding mobile applications and prevalence of low storage mobile models, this decision is a step in the right direction for DocsApp to make its services easily available to all socio-economic sectors in India.Satish Kannan, Co-founder & CEO of DocsApp said, “As the use of internet is becoming more widespread in the semi-urban parts of India, providing consultations via web will help internet users access healthcare services via multiple devices. The goal is to make quality healthcare accessible to as many people as possible, especially the ones who don’t have access to high budget smartphones or lack the technical know-how of downloading a mobile app. The same simple Whatsapp like user interface has been used in the web version of DocsApp and there is no difference in the user experience while talking to a Doctor.DocsApp has on board, over 3500 doctors spread across 19 specialties, and has helped over 3.5 million Indians through its chat-based mobile application. DocsApp launches its web consultation service with special focus on tier 3 & 4 markets Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

first_imgRelatedInner City Communities to Benefit from GOJ/EU Summer CAMPS Inner City Communities to Benefit from GOJ/EU Summer CAMPS National SecurityAugust 13, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Hundreds of young people from five inner city communities in Kingston should benefit from summer camps in their neighborhoods, under a contract signed at the Ministry of National Security on Thursday August 12.The contract, valued at $2.5 million, is being funded by the Poverty Reduction Programme II (PRP II), a joint initiative of the European Union (EU), through its 10th European Development Fund, and the Government of Jamaica.The community-based bodies which will benefit from the camps are: the African Gardens Land Development Limited, August Town; the Fletchers Land Management Benevolent Society; the Trench Town Development Association; the Waterhouse Community Development Benevolent Society; and the Hope for Children Development Company.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Dianne McIntosh (second right) in discussions with Chairman of the Fletcher’s Land Management Benevolent Society, Carlton Powell (right), President of the Waterhouse Community Development Committee, Angela Gordon-Simms (second left) and Chairman of the African Gardens Land Development Limited, Robert Campbell, during the signing of a contract for the hosting of summer camps in five inner city communities in Kingston, at the Ministry of National Security on Thursday (August 12). The other recipients are: Trench Town Development Association and the Hope for Children Development Company. The camps will take place over a one month period starting August 16 and ending mid September. They are designed to help young people successfully navigate issues faced on a daily basis. Topics to be discussed during the camp include: life skills, violence prevention, peace management and career counseling.Speaking at the signing ceremony, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Dianne McIntosh, said that emphasis should always be placed on initiatives to motivate and uplift young people in various circles.“I am very impressed with the activities that will be undertaken at the camps by our five different organizations. We can’t underscore enough the need to have these types of activities, the need to be constantly working through conflict resolution, the need to be constantly providing opportunities or options as they (young people) move through the transition (from) youth to adulthood,” she said.Community Action Co-ordinator, Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), Orville Simmonds, said the camps are responsible for developing their own schedule of activities. However, it is expected that the participants will have a good time while learning.“Summer camps are one of those post-conflict programmes that we would want to encourage, as during the summer holidays there are a number of young persons who are unattached and disengaged.,” he said, noting that three of the camps are located in West Kingston.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Dianne McIntosh (seated right), and Chairman of the African Gardens Land Development Limited, Robert Campbell (seated left), sign contracts for five inner city youth summer camps at the Ministry of National Security in Kingston on Thursday (August 12). Witnessing the signing from left are: Secretary, African Gardens Land Development Limited, Dorothy Price Maitland; Community Action Officer, Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), Angella Harris; and Programme Manager, CSJP, Simeon Robinson. The camps are designed to help young people successfully navigate daily issues.Chairman of the Fletchers Land Management Benevolent Society, Carlton Powell, was delighted with the undertaking, adding that “whatever can be done to in order to improve the lives of our community people, we are really grateful.”He noted that even though the camp will be a “short one” it will benefit young people within the communities, adding that one of the essential components is conflict resolution.Chairman of the African Gardens Land Development Limited, Robert Campbell, noted that the camp will assist in reducing the number of children on the streets during the summer.“We have an educational component as well, and also we will widen their experience by taking them on a tour,” he added.The camps will take place over a one month period, starting August 16 and ending by mid-September. They are designed to help young people successfully navigate issues on a daily basis. Topics to be discussed include life skills, violence prevention, peace management and career counseling.CSJP is a multi-faceted crime and violence prevention initiative focusing on building community safety and security. The programme provides crime prevention services to 27 inner city communities. RelatedInner City Communities to Benefit from GOJ/EU Summer CAMPScenter_img RelatedInner City Communities to Benefit from GOJ/EU Summer CAMPS Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgRelatedJamaicans honoured in Huddersfield Jamaicans honoured in Huddersfield Foreign AffairsOctober 26, 2010 RelatedJamaicans honoured in Huddersfield FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Fourteen Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals were honoured recently in Huddersfield, in the north of England, at a special awards ceremony, held to recognise local heroes and heroines as part of celebrations to mark Black History Month and the 20th anniversary of the Jamaica National Council (Huddersfield)High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), His Excellency Anthony Johnson who was special guest at the ceremony, congratulated the awardees, and commended them for the contributions they have made in building their local communities. “You have all done well and deserved to be recognized,” he said.The awards ceremony, hosted by the Jamaica National Council (Huddersfield) and the Shabach Outreach Ministries, gave the community an opportunity to recognise local members who have given voluntary service to the Borough of Kirklees (where Huddersfield is located).High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson (right), in discussion with the Mayor of Kirklees(where Huddersfield is located), Councillor Andrew Palfreeman. This was the High Commissioner’s first official visit to Huddersfield.High Commissioner Johnson lauded the community for keeping the Diaspora together and urged them to keep their Jamaican heritage alive for the second and third generations. He also encouraged them to invest in businesses, so that they can be independent and continue to support Jamaica.It was High Commissioner Johnson’s first official visit to Huddersfield and he and his wife Pamela were given a red carpet welcome, with local school children singing Jamaica’s National Anthem.During his visit the High Commissioner also met with the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Andrew Palfreeman, at which he proposed the possibility of developing projects between Huddersfield and Jamaica. The Mayor was receptive to the idea and promised to have his International Relations team examine the possibilities.center_img Advertisements RelatedJamaicans honoured in Huddersfieldlast_img read more