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In Pictures: Prestigious prizes in The Heath and Portarlington Golf Clubs

first_img WhatsApp TAGSPortarlington Golf ClubThe Heath Golf Club Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Portarlington Golf Club and The Heath Golf Club held two big events in the club calendar recently.In Portarlington, the annual Scratch Cup took place with winners in the Minor, Junior and Intermediate category.Tom Slevin won the Minor, Junior champ was Jack Corr while Alexander Cleland claimed the Intermediate prize.Meanwhile, Portarlington Golf Club also won prestigious South Leinster Trophy for first time since 1985.The team, managed by Ger Reid and Colm Murphy, won the final on Sunday October 4 in what was best described as atrocious conditions today in Carlow Golf Club.They won 4 and 2 against Gowran Golf Club with the final match called in off the courseCongratulations also to John Gordan who had a hole in one on the third.This is a huge victory for both managers, players and subs involved throughout this 2020 campaign. Facebook Home Sport Golf In Pictures: Prestigious prizes in The Heath and Portarlington Golf Clubs SportGolf Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleCoronavirus: 611 new cases as system of fines to be examined for breaches of regulationsNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, October 8, 2020 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. Facebook Electric Picnic WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter In Pictures: Prestigious prizes in The Heath and Portarlington Golf Clubs News Pinterest Panel: Paddy Dempsey; Tony McCormack, Neilie Barry, John Gordan, Joe Hynan, John Guinan, Dermot McGurrell, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Garry Gahan.Captain Liam Kearney presents the Portarlington Golf Club Junior Scratch Cup 2020 to Jack CorrCaptain Liam Kearney presents the Portarlington Golf Club Intermediate Scratch Cup 2020 to Alexander ClelandCaptain Liam Kearney presents the Portarlington Golf Club Junior Scratch Cup 2020 to Jack CorrElsewhere, The Heath recently held their prestigious Captain’s Prize event – hosted by captain John Conroy.Life-long member Tom Tyrrell claimed glory by a single shot over Dominic Hartnett. This was a prize, he revealed afterwards, that had eluded him for over 50 years.Check out recent results and pictures below:Results Week Ending October 2Ladies 18 Hole Singles1st Marie Conlon (13) 37 pts (Back 1)2nd Mary Cushen (17) 37 pts3rd Helen Bergin (20) 34 pts4th Angela Dunne (27) 34 pts9 Hole Singles September 291st Mary McEvoy (41) 18 pts (back 6)Running Competition No 131st Helen Kelly (15) 21ptsCaptain John Conroy’s Prize to Lades (12 Hole S/F)1st Mary Cotter (37) 28 pts2nd Pat Lambe (16) 26 pts3rd Sarah Bergin ( 27) 25 pts (Back 6)Gents18 Hole SinglesJohn Taylor (6) 38 ptsCaptains Prize Results:1st Tom Tyrrell (5) 1392nd Dominic Hartnett (24) 1401st Gross Carl Grant (5) 1524th Owen Joyce (28) 1415th Dom Brennan (16) 1412nd Gross Colin Delaney (6) 1537th Rory Heffernan (14) 1428th John Farrell (6) 1439th Simon Hartnett (23) 14310th Cathal Whelan (13) 1441st Day Nett Ben O Reilly (17) 65Final Day Nett Martin Cashen (7) 681st Junior Ryan Conlon (15) 72 (Back 9)2nd Junior Jack Bergin (22) 72Veteran Gerry Kavanagh (13) 145Past Captain Dermot Carolan (7) 153Tom TyrrellBen O’ReillyWinner Tom Tyrrell with Captain John ConroyLast group out Dom Brennan (5th), Tom Tyrrell (Winner) & Ben O’Reilly (Winner of 1st Day)Captain John Conroy with Kathy O’DonovanDominic Hartnett ( 2nd ) Captain John conroyOwn Joyce (4th) with Captain John ConroySEE ALSO – Talking Sport Podcast: Clonaslee, Covid, Emo and the end of an era for Portlaoise? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 7th October 2020 Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Canada announces further reinforcement of COVID-19 supports for Indigenous communities

first_imgCanada announces further reinforcement of COVID-19 supports for Indigenous communities From: Indigenous Services CanadaAs the COVID-19 pandemic increases in intensity, the Government of Canada continues supporting First Nations, Inuit, Métis to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to keep their communities safe, and respond to outbreaks of COVID-19.As the COVID-19 pandemic increases in intensity, the Government of Canada continues supporting First Nations, Inuit, Métis to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to keep their communities safe, and respond to outbreaks of COVID-19.Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services is highlighting $1.2 billion in investments made through the Fall Economic Statement (FES) in additional support for the ongoing public health response to COVID-19 in Indigenous communities.Providing communities with the flexibility needed to respond to COVID-19 is essential. Since the beginning of the pandemic, action has been taken at all levels to protect the most vulnerable and support those who need it most. Collective measures have been undertaken by community-based organizations across this country. This work is making a fundamental difference.To continue to support this work, the Government of Canada is allocating an additional $380 million for the Indigenous Community Support Fund. This will ensure continued critical support for on-the-ground, community-led solutions to prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19.With this further investment, the Government of Canada has now invested over $1 billion in the Indigenous Community Support Fund. This fund continues to serve an important role in supporting priorities identified by Indigenous leadership. Funding can be used for a variety of measures, such as promoting food security, improving mental health support services and ensuring the distribution of emergency equipment.In addition, this announcement includes $631.6 million over two years to support a number of measures in communities, including procuring PPE, adapting existing facilities, hiring more staff, and providing surge capacity when needed. This brings the total funding allocated specifically for public health emergency response in communities to $926.7 million.Given the vulnerability of elders and those in long-term care facilities, $186.8 million over two years is also being is also being announced to support needs and gaps in those facilities and to provide additional home care in Indigenous communities, in order to protect these populations from COVID-19.To date, and with these additional investments, the Government of Canada has announced approximately $4 billion in COVID-19 funding for Indigenous communities and organizations supporting families and individuals since the beginning of the pandemic. We will continue to respond to emerging needs and remain committed to supporting Indigenous communities and families through this pandemic and beyond.Quotes“First Nations, Inuit, and Métis have worked diligently to prevent, respond and control the spread of the virus in their communities. We acknowledge their strength and resilience, and the hard work they continue to put into leading their communities to safety. Through these investments, we will continue to support community-led solutions, and to ensure a strong and multi-faceted pandemic response.”The Honourable Marc MillerMinister of Indigenous ServicesQuick factsAs of December 18, over $4.2 billion has been announced in specific COVID-19 support to Indigenous and northern communities and organizations:$926.7 million to support the ongoing public health response to COVID-19 in Indigenous communities.$1.1 billion to be delivered through the distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund.$10 million for emergency family violence prevention shelters on reserve and in Yukon to support women and children fleeing violence.$137.3 million for health and social services support to the governments of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.$34.3 million for territorial businesses, through CanNor’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.$25 million for enhancement to the Nutrition North Canada Subsidy.$17.3 million in support for Northern Air Carriers.$15 million for CanNor’s Northern Business Relief Fund.Up to $306.8 million in interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions to help small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses.$75.2 million in 2020-21 in distinctions-based support for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education.$270 million to supplement the On-Reserve Income Assistance Program to address increased demand on the program, which will help individuals and families meet their essential living expenses.$44.8 million over five years to build 12 new shelters, which will help protect and support Indigenous women and girls experiencing and fleeing violence. The Government of Canada will also provide $40.8 million to support operational costs for these new shelters over the first five years, and $10.2 million annually ongoing. Starting this year, $1 million a year ongoing will also be provided to support engagement with Métis leaders and service providers on shelter provision and community-led violence prevention projects for Métis women, girls, LGBTQ and two-spirited people.$117 million to support community-owned and micro-businesses through the Indigenous Community Business Fund.$16 million to support Indigenous tourism businesses through the COVID-19 Indigenous Tourism Stimulus Development Fund.$82.5 million in mental health and wellness supports to help Indigenous communities adapt and expand mental wellness services, improving access and addressing growing demand, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.$112 million to support a safe return to elementary and secondary schools for First Nations on reserves.$41 million has been allocated to Canada’s Territories to safely restart their economies and make the country more resilient to possible future surges.$120.7 million to help Indigenous early learning and child care facilities safely operate during the pandemic.$59 million for First Nations to adapt their on reserve community infrastructure.$25.9 million to provide immediate support to Indigenous post-secondary institutions in 2020-21.$332.8 million in 2021-22 to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to offset declines in own-source revenues and to help ensure that Indigenous communities can continue to provide the same level of core community programs and services to their members.$186.8 million over two years to address needs and gaps in supportive care facilities and provide additional home care in Indigenous communities in order to protect elder and other vulnerable communities members$144.2 million in 2021-22 to the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program to bolster support to those hit hardest by the pandemic by providing training and supports to young Indigenous people, Indigenous people with disabilities, and out-of-territory and vulnerable Indigenous people to prepare them for good jobs. This funding also helps improve labour market data and service delivery.$3 million to CanNor for foundational economic development projects that will support small businesses in Canada’s Territories. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, community, education, Emergency, employment, family violence, Government, home care, Indigenous, infrastructure, Investment, mental health, public health, resilience, secondary school, social serviceslast_img read more

City delivers new playgrounds in Mayfield and New Lambton

first_imgCity delivers new playgrounds in Mayfield and New Lambton City of NewcastleThe Mayfield and New Lambton communities have celebrated the official opening of two upgraded playgrounds as part of the City’s annual playground improvement program.Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said that upgrades were part of a $1.4 million investment in playgrounds across the city in 2020/21.“Our local parks and playgrounds are places that our community can come together to relax and interact,” Cr Nelmes said.“I’m delighted that these two upgraded playgrounds at Dangar Park and Novocastrian Park are ready for play, and the turnout at our community openings demonstrate the importance that public spaces play within local neighbourhoods.“The city’s vast array of playgrounds provide local children and families the opportunity to spend more time outdoors and engage in an active and healthy lifestyle.“This year we have invested $1.4 million on playground projects including upgrades to the popular King Edward Park playground and Tighes Hill’s Gross Street Reserve playground which are both due to be completed by the end of June.“We also delivered a new $1.2 million inclusive playground complete with seating, shelter and BBQ facilities in Mayfield’s Stevenson Park in November 2020.“Our 2021/22 budget includes a $9.1 million investment in parks, playgrounds, sporting and aquatic facilities including projects like the Wallsend Active Hub and Newcastle Ocean Baths.”As part of the upgrade, the former Novocastrian Park playground was replaced with new features catering to a range of age groups including a rope climber, swings and a slide.The newly upgraded Dangar Park playground was expanded to include a new climbing frame and rocker and a new larger swing set to replace the former set which was damaged during storms in 2020. These improvements will also cater to a broader age range of children.Fletcher’s Kurraka Reserve is set to benefit from additional fitness stations which will be installed in the coming months and planning for a new active hub in Wallsend has also commenced.Newcastle has 116 playgrounds across the Local Government Area and has an ongoing program of upgrading and renewing any aging facilities. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aging, BBQ, children, community, fitness, Government, Investment, local council, Local Government, Mayfield, Newcastle, oceanlast_img read more

Your Tesla may soon call a tow truck itself as soon as it breaks down

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is promising a couple of upcoming improvements to Tesla’s service and roadside assistance programs.The 47-year-old recently mentioned a new feature being worked on that would see Tesla automatically notified if one of its vehicles broke down. Then, unless cancelled by the driver, the company would send a flat-bed carrying a loaner vehicle for the driver; pick up the damaged vehicle; and deliver it to the nearest Tesla service location. By stocking commonly damaged parts like front and rear fascias, the brand hopes to reduce repair times by up to several days in some cases. See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSTeslaSedanElectricLuxuryElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Tesla Model 3 It’s like OnStar but different, and only for Tesla. Details on how it would function remain unknown, but Tesla has a couple advantages in rolling out a system like this in that it owns its own service centres, and that all of its vehicles, with the exception of the original Roadster, share a data connection directly with the company.Musk also spoke about improved efficiencies to the existing service system. That repairs take too long, he says, is one of the most common complaints the brand receives.According to Green Car Reports, Musk told investors on a conference call that “we’ve been just like super-dumb in some of the things we’ve done…stopping doing the foolish things will massively improve our service costs, will massively improve customer happiness around the world, and it’s just fundamentally better.”The proposed change would see some Tesla service centres taking on more bodywork repairs as well as storage of certain parts in-house, rather than ordering them from warehouses when needed, as is the current process. Trending in Canada advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium To Be Held Jan. 18-20 At CU-Boulder

first_img Published: Jan. 9, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at the University of Colorado at Boulder, “Revitalizing the Spirit of Resistance, Activism and Service,” will be held Jan. 18-20. The symposium will offer a variety of workshops and presentations on topics such as leadership, health, education and social movements. All events are free and open to the public. State Sen. Peter Groff, founder and executive director of the University of Denver Center for African American Policy, will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 5:45 p.m. at Old Main Chapel. A reception will follow at the Heritage Center. “Martin Luther King Jr. established a living legacy that serves as a guiding principle for many CU-Boulder community members who engage in the fight against injustice and the struggle for freedom, equality and dignity of all people,” said Loretta Wahl, university counselor at the Center for Multicultural Affairs and chair of the symposium planning committee. “It is our hope to establish an annual event that informs on Dr. King’s life and legacy and how it continues to impact social movements today,” she said. The symposium opens Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center and will feature poetry readings, monologue presentations, African American historian and storyteller Cassandra Sewell and the CU-Boulder Umoja Voices Gospel Choir. Events on Wednesday, Jan. 19, will begin at 10 a.m. at the UMC and include a variety of workshops conducted by CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students and the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, among others. The celebrated documentary, “Eyes on the Prize,” a history of the civil rights movement, also will be shown throughout the day. A dramatic performance by Wardenburg Health Center’s Interactive Theater Project, “Echoes of King’s Holiday,” will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion on race facilitated by the CU Dialogue Network. Additional workshops will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UMC including “A Dream Deferred: The Racial Inequality and Health Care in America” presented by CU-Boulder Law Professor Dayna Matthew, CU-Denver and Health Sciences Center Professor Robert Winn and health care professional and educator Carla King, a CU-Health Sciences Center alumna. The symposium will close with Groff’s speech at Old Main Chapel. The King Center’s pledge of nonviolence in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will be available at the sessions. For more information and the schedule of events, visit the Center for Multicultural affairs Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/cma/mlk.html. The site will be updated as sessions are finalized. Sponsors of the symposium include the Center for Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Equity, the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs and the CU-Boulder Black Alumni Society. For more information contact Wahl at (303) 492-5718.last_img read more

JP Nadda releases National Health Profile-2018

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Launches India’s first ever nationwide healthcare establishment censusJP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), in New Delhi. The E-book (digital version) of the annual document was also released. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health. At the function, Nadda also launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) – Country’s first ever national healthcare facility registry of authentic, standardised and updated geo-spatial data of all public and private healthcare establishments.Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Anupriya Patel, Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health) and Santanu Chowdhury, Director (NRSC, ISRO), also graced the occasion.Speaking at the function, Nadda stated that the health profile is a very important tool as it has helped in designing various programmes. He cited the examples of initiatives like Free Drugs and Diagnostics and Mission Parivar Vikas that have benefitted from the health profiles. Nadda further said that India has made substantial progress on several indicators in the recent years and stated that its national health indicators like Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Maternity Rate (MMR) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) are declining faster a than the world pace. The Union Health Minister added that India has shown impressive gains with 22 per cent reduction in maternal mortality since 2013.Nadda further said that Ayushman Bharat will provide comprehensive healthcare to the people as 1,50,000 sub-centres will be converted into Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).“The H&WC would provide preventive, promotive, and curative care for non-communicable diseases, dental, mental, geriatric care, palliative care, etc. He further stated that the government has initiated universal screening of common NCDs such as diabetes, hypertension and common cancers along with tuberculosis and leprosy, which will eventually help in reducing the disease burden of the country. This will again change the health profile of the people in future.The Union Health Minister stated that the data is an important source of navigation. It helps in understanding the goals, our strengths and weaknesses and it is also an important means to strategise. Good compiled data enables the policymakers to make evidence-based policies and aids effective implementation of various schemes, he added. He also advised that NHRR should have inbuilt process for updating the data so that the system is relevant for times to come. Nadda congratulated and appreciated the CBHI team for their initiatives regarding use of geo-mapping.Addressing the participants, Choubey stated that data is not only important for understanding the health indicators of the country, but it also provides an opportunity to monitor the situation. He further said that the National Health Profile – 2018 indicates that significant progress has been made in the country for various health outcomes, which is an encouraging sign.Speaking at the function, Patel stated that the Health Profile will help future policy making to address the new challenges on our health system such as epidemiological and demographic transitions and health-impacting environmental changes.The vision of the NHRR Project is to strengthen evidence-based decision making and develop a platform for citizen and provider-centric services by creating a robust, standardised and secured IT-enabled repository of India’s healthcare resources. NHRR will be the ultimate platform for comprehensive information of both, Private and Public healthcare establishments including Railways, ESIC, Defense and Petroleum healthcare establishments. Under the Collection of Statistics Act 2008, over 20 lakh healthcare establishments like hospitals, doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and nursing homes would be enumerated under this census capturing data on over 1,400 variables.The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) has actively engaged with key stakeholders including leading Associations, Allied Ministries, and several private healthcare service providers. This resource repository shall enable advanced research towards ongoing & forthcoming healthcare challenges arising from other determinants of health like – disease, environment etc.Approximately 4,000 trained professionals are dedicatedly working to approach every healthcare establishment for information collection. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the project technology partner adhering to paramount Data Security.The key expected outcomes of the NHRR project are to provide comprehensive data on all health resources including private doctors, health facilities, chemists, and diagnostics labs, establish a National Health Resource Repository for evidence based decision making – aligned with Digital India mission. It shall also enhance the coordination between central and state government for optimisation of health resources, making ‘live’ and realistic state Project Implementation Plans (PIPs) and improving accessibility of data at all levels, including state head of departments, thus, decentralise the decision making at district and state level.Some key benefits of the NHRR Project are to create a reliable, unified registry of Country’s healthcare resources showing the distribution pattern of health facilities and services between cities and rural areas. Additionally, it shall generate real-world intelligence to identify gaps in health and service ratios, and ensure judicious health resource allocation and management. It shall identify key areas of improvement by upgrading existing health facilities or establishing new health facilities keeping in view the population density, geographic nature, health condition, distance, etc.Also present at the launch function were Dr S Venkatesh, DGHS, Dr Madhu Raikwar, Director, CBHI and senior officers of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and CBHI. By Sanjiv Das on June 20, 2018 center_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app JP Nadda releases National Health Profile-2018 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

$31.7 Million for Road Safety

first_img$31.7 Million for Road Safety TransportApril 6, 2010 Related$31.7 Million for Road Safety Advertisements Related$31.7 Million for Road Safetycenter_img Related$31.7 Million for Road Safety FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Programmes being undertaken by the Ministry of Transport and Works to improve road safety have been boosted through a $31.7 million allocation.As contained in the Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives, $13 million will go to the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) to carry out necessary work, as it seeks to upgrade the working environment and physical facilities at examination depots. The funds will also help with the provision of weigh scales.The Road Traffic and Safety Programme is to receive an $8.3 million boost in the new fiscal year to continue to plan, design and develop an adequate, safe and efficient road network and transportation system.In addition, $10.4 million has been set aside for works relating to secondary roads across the island. These are the network of roads linking secondary towns and other commercial centres to the main arterial road system, and comprise 692 kilometres, including bridges, culverts, and associated structures.Due to the volume of traffic using these roads, they require maintenance standards that are similar to those applied to arterial roads, which link parish capitals.last_img read more

Fireworks funder leverages real estate to build community

first_imgHomeLifeEntertainmentFireworks funder leverages real estate to build community Jun. 29, 2019 at 6:00 amEntertainmentEventsFeaturedNewsFireworks funder leverages real estate to build communityAngel Carreras2 years agoAmerica fireworks showfirework displayGEDpatriotic eventSanta Monica CollegesmcTami Halton PardeeThe Great Equalizer Santa Monica College hosts its Celebrate America fireworks show today, June 29, a patriotic event with filled with food, music and more, all in the name of celebrating the nation’s independence.While the event is a flashy spectacle complete with a signature firework display, a person that underwrites a large portion of the event makes their own fireworks fly with philanthropy.Local realtor Tami Halton Pardee has been a philanthropic light show of her own for several years now. She has donated her own time, money and percentages of her real estate sales to a number of good causes, including SMC’s Celebrate America.According to an SMC official, Celebrate America costs roughly $50,000. Halton Pardee has donated a $5,000 to the event for six years now, covering a tenth of the entire events costs.“I just love SMC and this community,” Halton Pardee said. “I think it’s a great opportunity for so many people. It’s not super expensive to go there and it’s a great education, a great feeder school. I really believe in and love the whole concept. I like to call it ‘The Great Equalizer.’”Some would call Halton Pardee the same name; she has one foot in the world of selling upscale, Westside properties to the wealthy with her real estate company Halton Pardee + Partners, Inc. and also has one foot planted—firmly—in the world of helping the less fortunate with her Life Change Warriors nonprofit, though she’s been giving back in some way since she was a child, most notably helping reunite a runaway with her family.After a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis in 2001, Halton Pardee took life coaching lessons to reasses what she found important in life. Family and friends will always take priority in these life assessment situations but what Halton Pardee and soon others discovered, the surrounding community was right at the top of the list.“I always thought when I was young, ‘I want to help people, I want to give back,’” Halton Pardee said. “I had all these ideas and I thought, ‘Why not start now?’”One organization that greatly benefited from the Life Change Warriors organization are Harvest Home, a Venice residential program that assists homeless and pregnant women and Life Change Warriors first clients.Sarah Wilson, Executive Director of Harvest Home, first met Halton Pardee around 5 years ago. While having been peripherally aware of Halton Pardee, Wilson says she was pleasantly taken aback by Halton Pardee’s hands-on, personable approach to philanthropy.“She comes in—from a different socioeconomic level, obviously—but the first thing she does is tell her story to these women; trauma in past, going through her medical problems, difficulties she’s faced. Right from the beginning, walls were broken down. Even though their lives look different, it gave and continues to give hope. There’s genuine relationship and she cares about each and every one of these women.”After meeting Harvest Home residents, Halton Pardee takes them through Life Change Warriors life coaching. The coaching identifies goals for the participants and additionally aids in making time for self-discovery, aiding in inward and outward growth.“It’s a process of looking back at where they’ve come from, looking at where they want to be, and how to get where they want to be,” Wilson said.Harvest Home says the program’s success rate is perfect, taking about 15-20 of their women through the process. Wilson says program participants have hit goals ranging from repairing a relationship with children they lost custody of, completing a GED program and finding stable work.“She does a great job of connecting and really in believing in people,” Wilson said.In her career of giving, Halton Pardee has been nominated for Philanthropist of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal and has donated over $1.3 million to local charities through her sales and an additional near-million through Life change Warriors. These numbers will continue to grow, Halton Pardee says, because giving is what truly rewards Halton Pardee.“I feel like everyone should be given a home, a chance at life, a chance to be treated like a human being,” she said. “I want to move people forward and let them try to live their best life. I want people to find how that is.”SMC will present “Celebrate America” on Saturday, June 29, at Corsair Field on the main SMC campus at 1900 Pico Blvd.. Admission to the entertainment and fireworks spectacular is free. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. Parking is $5. Parking lots open at 4 p.m. (enter at Pico Blvd. and 17th St.), with Corsair Field gates opening at 5 p.m. There will be no pre-show entry to parking lots after 8:15 p.m., or to Corsair Field after 8:45 p.m. See smc.edu/MapsDirections for location [email protected] :America fireworks showfirework displayGEDpatriotic eventSanta Monica CollegesmcTami Halton PardeeThe Great Equalizershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLions Roar – Lions reward studentsHow many runs? 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FCC lets tribal operators recoup more opex

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more US coalition calls for FCC spectrum shake-up The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) extended financial relief to a handful of operators offering broadband service on tribal lands, allowing them to recoup a larger amount of their operating costs through federal funding.In its order, the commission recognised tribal lands are often located in remote areas and present significant obstacles for mobile and fixed operators which increase the cost of entry and reduce the profitability of providing service. Accordingly, it raised the limit on the amount of operating costs those companies can recoup from the Universal Service Fund.Under the new rules, the refund limitation was raised so a provider with $20,000 in operating expenses, which was formerly eligible for reimbursement of 58 per cent of those expenses, can now seek support for 89 per cent of its output.However, the move is only expected to benefit a total of five operators, none of which are tier-one providers, in 2018 due to restrictions on eligibility for the higher refund.Not enoughAll five FCC commissioners voted to approve the order, but chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn all said the measure should have gone further. Both Clyburn and Rosenworcel noted the eligibility restrictions mean some operators providing service on tribal lands won’t receive any relief. Clyburn said the exclusion “does not promote fully a rapid and sustainable broadband service deployment on these lands.”The measure comes as the FCC aims to encourage broadband deployments in rural areas to close a persistent digital divide in the US. In February, the FCC issued a report noting more than a third of citizens on tribal lands (around 1.2 million people) lack access to LTE broadband speeds of 10Mb/s download and 3Mb/s upload.Later this year, the FCC is expected to kick off its Mobility Fund Phase II auction, which will make up to $4.53 billion in support available over ten years to help providers in primarily rural areas expand LTE service. FCC moves on China Unicom block AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 APR 2018 Home FCC lets tribal operators recoup more opex Related Diana Goovaerts Tags Web companies renew US net neutrality campaign Previous ArticleVerizon expects CBRS deployments in 2018Next ArticleSamsung set for strong start to 2018 Author Federal Communications Commission (FCC)rural broadbandlast_img read more

Telia racks up Q1 loss on Eurasia disposals

first_img Related Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 APR 2018 Subscriber, ARPU gains drive Indosat profit Steve Costello Telia’s first quarter results saw losses related to its exit from its Eurasian businesses, as the company stated it is “not faltering” in its transformation plan for remaining core businesses.“We continue to execute the transformation in Sweden and other markets, which is still holding back our full potential of our customer experience and efficiency agenda,” Johan Dennelind, CEO (pictured), said.The company reported a loss attributable to shareholders for the period of SEK710 million ($84 million), compared with a prior year profit of SEK6.9 billion, on revenue of SEK19.9 billion, up 3.2 per cent from SEK19.2 billion. The stinger was a loss of SEK2.9 billion from discontinued operations, compared with SEK4.6 billion profit.Telia noted the disposals of Azercell and Geocell resulted in capital losses and lower net income contribution, and an impairment charge related to Ucell.On an operating level, income of SEK3.4 billion was down 4 per cent from SEK3.5 billion.MarketsIn Sweden, service revenue decreased 1.4 per cent as gains in mobile were more than offset by lower fibre installations and pressure on legacy revenue unit in the fixed operation. A similar trend was also seen in Finland.Both markets saw EBITDA gains from “lower resource costs”, as well as reduced pension expense in Sweden and reduced marketing costs in Finland (following the Sonera rebrand).Telia also touted “solid development in Norway”, “cost savings in Denmark”, “strong development in Lithuania” and “revenue and EBITDA uplift in Estonia”.The CEO said a recent change in dividend policy at Turkcell and the divestment of a stake in Spotify is benefitting the balance sheet. The Spotify sale brought the company 2.4-times its original investment, while the Turkcell dividend will bring Telia around SEK0.9 billion this year.Telia is looking to buy-back shares worth a total of SEK15 billion over the next three years, “to return excess cash to shareholders and to optimise the capital structure of the company”. Combined with dividends, the company said “we believe that we will be offering an attractive total return to our shareholders”.And the company will “still have room to execute disciplined value creative M&A within our Nordic and Baltic strategy”. Asia center_img Previous ArticleMotorola updates Moto G and Moto E linesNext ArticleGoogle to take on iMessage with RCS Q1 earningsTelia Tags Home Telia racks up Q1 loss on Eurasia disposals Axiata Group cautious on earnings Authorlast_img read more