Sandy Swimming Hole Park closed to limit social gatherings with sunny forecast ahead

first_imgSandy Swimming Hole Park closed to limit social gatherings with sunny forecast aheadPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, April 16, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 During this time people may continue to exercise and spend time outdoorsWASHOUGAL — The city of Washougal Parks Department is responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency and related federal, state and city directives in order to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the community and city staff. City officials believe it is critical to continue to comply with social distancing during the upcoming sunny forecast.Effective April 16, the city of Washougal has closed a number of parks, including Sandy Swimming Hole Park (shown here), through at least May 4 to ensure the safety of citizens and limit the spread of COVID-19. Photo courtesy of city of WashougalEffective April 16, the city of Washougal has closed a number of parks, including Sandy Swimming Hole Park (shown here), through at least May 4 to ensure the safety of citizens and limit the spread of COVID-19. Photo courtesy of city of WashougalEffective April 16, the city of Washougal has closed the following parks through at least May 4 to ensure the safety of citizens and limit the spread of COVID-19:Sandy Swimming Hole ParkSteamboat Landing DockLower Hathaway ParkHathaway Pickleball CourtsAnd all playgrounds, sports courts/fields and picnic sheltersDuring this time people may continue to exercise and spend time outdoors. When outdoors, people should practice social distancing and remain six feet or more away from people from different households.Follow these guidelines:Follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to parks and trails.Wash your hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not visit public space if you have symptoms, and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect city works.This closure coincides with the extension of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” order continued to at least May 4. The city will continue to work with Clark County Public Health to evaluate our options beyond this timeline.In order to meet public health recommendations for protecting citizens and employees, parks maintenance crews have been split and are working every-other-week shifts. During this time, the city’s parks will be mowed less frequently and other routine tasks will be deferred.For information on the status of Clark County parks within Washougal, please visit https://www.clark.wa.gov/covid19.For information about the city of Washougal’s response to COVID-19, please visit http://cityofwashougal.us/COVID19.The city will continue to monitor newly released information to determine additional modifications as needed and would like to thank the public for its patience and understanding.Information provided by city of Washougal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyCovid-19Washougalshare 0 Previous : Vancouver Police launch temporary prescription delivery program Next : Clark County assessor to waive business personal property late filing penalties until May 31AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Wheeler Dealer finds fitting home

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Wheeler Dealer at the track during its glory days. advertisement RELATED TAGSEdmontonNewsAlbertaAutomobile Journalists Association of CanadaBakersfieldBernie FedderlyCalgaryCaliforniaCanadaCanadian ForcesEdmontonGovernment of AlbertaGreg WilliamsIndianapolisInstagramMotorsportsReynolds-Alberta MuseumRicardo MirandaSportsTerry CappUnited StatesWes Van DusenWestern CanadaWetaskiwinWinnipeg 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 We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos “Even in track and field, we’d all line up, and the starter would say ‘go’. I’d run with the pack for a bit, and then leave them all behind. I just wanted to get their quicker than anyone else.”RELATED See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever “It didn’t need headlights or upholstery, and we made the safety modifications required to race and went down the track,” he says. It went well, and in 1967 Capp and Fedderly campaigned a 1951 Anglia drag car and took the Western Canadian Championship Series that year.“That really got our teeth into racing,” Capp says. “And it went on and on from there.” In the early 1970s Capp and Fedderly partnered with Wes Van Dusen in a front-engine top fuel dragster called Nitro Express.This dragster eventually morphed into the rear-engine Wheeler Dealer top fuel car, and the three men saw many wins and regional championships with the dragster. Capp named the dragster after his Edmonton-based Wheeler Dealer Speed Shop.Capp sold Wheeler Dealer – the car — in 1979 to help fund the purchase of a new top fuel dragster. He continued to race at events such as the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, where in 1980 he won with a 5.82 second elapsed time at a speed of 241.93 mph.“Wheeler Dealer stayed in Canada, and got demoted to a gas dragster,” Capp explains. “It was shortened three feet and had a big block engine with a couple of four-barrel carbs, and it went through two or three different owners.”In 2007, Dr. Brian Friesen of Winnipeg re-discovered Wheeler Dealer in that city.“Dr. Friesen called me and asked how he could determine if it was really my car,” Capp says. “I told him my competition licence number 627 would be stamped behind the wood grips of the steering wheel and on the rail by my seat – sure enough, he found those numbers.” Friesen bought the car and had it professionally restored. Capp provided photos and recollections to ensure the dragster was returned to the exact specifications it ran in 1976 when the car was extensively featured in a magazine article.“And that’s right down to the steel cylinder heads that we ran as spares because the alloy set was off for repairs,” Capp says. In October 2012, the finished dragster was unveiled in Bakersfield, Calif. “It was a feature car at the California Hot Rod Reunion,” Capp says. “It was unveiled and we cackled the car there.” ‘Cackled’ means the engine was started and allowed to make its distinctive exhaust note, not unlike someone cackling with laughter, albeit much more raucously.Between 2012 and 2015, Friesen continued to show the car at various events and museums but Wheeler Dealer was eventually brought back to Winnipeg.“Dr. Friesen told me he’d been in discussions with the (Reynolds-Alberta) museum in Wetaskiwin, and thought the car should be near where I am,” Capp explains. “So my son Jaret and I drove out to Winnipeg and hauled the car back to St. Albert where we cleaned it all up.”The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is dedicated to exploring the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to the present through its displays of aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, trucks and tractors.Wheeler Dealer made its first 2017 appearance in Western Canada at the World of Wheels in Calgary. The dragster then was displayed at the Edmonton World of Wheels event in March, where on Friesen’s behalf, Capp handed the car over to Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Bruce Hinkley, representing the Government of Alberta.In a press release following the donation, Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda said, “I am thrilled to see such a significant piece of Canadian history reside within one of our provincial museums, Wheeler Dealer is an example of how Albertans and Canadians push the envelope to excel.”For their achievements in the world of racing, Capp and his friend Fedderly have both been inducted into the Canadian Motorsport and Canadian Drag Racing Halls of Fame.Capp concludes, “I was pretty emotional at the hand over. That car was a stepping stone in my career and business, and I’ve still got more to do.”Greg Williams is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Have a column tip? Contact him at 403-287-1067 or [email protected]’S NEXT COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS 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” Going fast in a straight line is Terry Capp’s specialty.And soon Wheeler Dealer, one of the top fuel dragsters that helped the St. Albert man and his Edmonton team become famous in the world of international racing, will be permanently displayed in the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin.“My urge for going fast goes back a long way,” Capp admits. Trending in Canada Chasing a need for speed with homemade dragstersCapp’s need for speed met with spark plugs and gasoline thanks to his dad, who ran a trucking business. From a young age, Capp was always around vehicles and eventually drove a 1951 Ford pickup to help with the operation.In high school, Capp wanted to build a street rod using a 1932 Ford truck.He chummed with Bernie Fedderly – a man who’d become instrumental in subsequent years as Capp’s crew chief. The pair found a ’32 Ford and modified it with a larger engine and a set of headers. Although unfinished, they wanted to see how well the Ford would run and investigated drag racing at the Namao Canadian Forces base. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2On behalf of Dr. Brian Friesen of Winnipeg, Terry Capp (left) hands over Wheeler Dealer to Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Bruce Hinkley at the Edmonton World of Wheels.Government of Alberta, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Drag racer Terry Capp in the seat of Wheeler Dealer.Government of Alberta Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Powered by a Keith Black 484 Hemi engine, the top fuel Wheeler Dealer dragster has a 6,477mm wheelbase.Government of Alberta, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Restored by Dr. Brian Friesen of Winnipeg and race car restoration engineer Shawn Dill, Terry Capp’s Wheeler Dealer made its first western Canadian debut at the Calgary World of Wheels event.Jaret Capp, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Wheeler Dealer back in the day.Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Driving May 6 and 7: Ill-Fated Kustoms Kickstart Motorcycle Exhibition, celebrating garage-built custom motorcycles at the IFK shop and Christine Klassen Gallery, 500-321 50 Ave. S.E., Calgary. Now a two-day event, Kickstart will feature artists, food trucks and other vendors in attendance with the motorcycles. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Email [email protected] or check Instagram or Facebook for kickstartshow. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

‘Chameleon’ tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Top: Carson Bruns in his lab at CU Boulder; bottom: Bruns’ painting of a “spirit buffalo.” (Credits: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder; Carson Bruns) Published: Dec. 4, 2018 • By Daniel Strain When a pair of tourists hiking the Alps stumbled across the frozen remains of the mummy Ötzi in 1991 they also, unknowingly, discovered the oldest known examples of tattoos in history. The 5,300-year-old body, more famously known as the Iceman, has 61 tattoos arranged in patterns of straight lines scratched across his skin. What amazes CU Boulder chemist Carson Bruns about those dyes, however, isn’t their age. It’s what they’re made of. “They’re made of the same stuff that our tattoos are made of,” said Bruns, of CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute. “It blows my mind that we haven’t updated this technology in so long.”Bruns, who has some ink himself, wants to change that. He and graduate student Jesse Butterfield are developing a series of “tech tattoos” that don’t just linger in your skin and look cool—they also change color in response to diverse signals. The team’s prototypes include tattoos that only appear in sunlight and colorful inks that vanish when they get hot.While these new inks may have an artistic appeal, Bruns is more interested in putting body art to use. He sees tech tattoos as providing a new window to the human body—alerting people when they run a fever or allowing doctors to diagnose medical conditions without expensive blood tests. Bruns spoke about his work Saturday, Dec. 1, at the TEDxMileHigh: Reset speaker series in Denver.“When you think about what a tattoo is, it’s just a bunch of particles that sit in your skin,” said Bruns, also an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. “Our thought is: What if we use nanotechnology to give these particles some function?” In this demonstration, an ultraviolet flashlight illuminates a tech tattoo on pig skin. (Credits: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder) Outrageous colors The pursuit of tattoos that do more merges two of Bruns’ passions. As director of CU Boulder’s Emergent Nanomaterials Lab, he works to obtain precise control over molecules to make minuscule machines.But the native Coloradan is also an artist who is drawn to what he calls “outrageous color palettes.” Bruns teaches a course at ATLAS on color, tracing the physics of visible light and the culture and history of dyes in human societies. And he’s painted a series of portraits of spirit animals—including a bear, giraffe and, fittingly, a buffalo—that explode with psychedelic pigments.“I love the chemistry of paints and dyes and the chemistry of color,” Bruns said. His tech tattoo project brings together outrageous colors and nanotechnology through miniature plastic beads. Bruns explained that the trick to any tattoo is that it needs to last—resting in the interstitial fluid surrounding skin cells without being broken down by the body. To make smart inks that are also hardy, his team encases dyes in plastic microcapsules several times smaller than the width of a human hair. These capsules protect the dyes from wear and tear but still allow them to sense and respond to changes in the body. And, he added, such inks can be applied to the skin with the same needles used by any tattoo artist.Solar frecklesBruns sees a lot of potential from the approach. He and Butterfield have, for example, experimented with creating tech tattoos using commercially-available dyes that are only visible when exposed to ultraviolet rays. Such tattoos, which Bruns calls “solar freckles,” could be a boon for people who roast in the sun. “If you were to put sunscreen over this tattoo, it would disappear, even in the sunlight,” Bruns said. “When your sunscreen wears off, it would reappear, giving you a reminder that you need to reapply your sunscreen.”In the same vein, the team has developed tattoos that are turned on and off by changes in temperature—a technology that, Bruns said, could give your body its own, built-in thermometer. He added the team’s approach to making tech tattoos could work with almost any kind of dye. For that reason, he’s also thinking bigger. Bruns has imagined creating tech tattoos that register blood alcohol levels—indicating when someone is too drunk to drive—or that even measure spikes and dips in blood glucose.Bruns admitted that you won’t find tech tattoos in your neighborhood studio for several years, at least. His creations will need to undergo rigorous safety testing before they can be applied to people. But there is one person who already sports a tech tattoo: Bruns himself. The scientist gave himself his own solar freckles—two blue dots on his forearm. “I wanted to see if it works,” he said.Categories:Science & TechnologyNews Headlineslast_img read more

Old Harbour High Not Daunted By Non-Traditional Status

first_imgRelatedEarly Childhood Educators to Benefit From $30 Million Training Programme Old Harbour High Not Daunted By Non-Traditional StatusJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedFull Roll-Out of NUYP in July RelatedAge Appropriate Learning Technology Being Provided in Schools Old Harbour High Not Daunted By Non-Traditional Status EducationApril 28, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards Photo: ContributedPrincipal of Old Harbour High School in St. Catherine, Lynton Weir. center_img Story HighlightsIt is not a traditional high school, but that has not been a deterrent for students attending Old Harbour High, who consistently perform well academically, and excel in sports, the performing arts and other extra-curricular activities.Currently ranked among the 60 best performing high schools in Jamaica, the St. Catherine-based institution is steadfast in its mission to strive for greatness as stated in its motto: ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’. With a passionate, driven and innovative educator at its helm, it is no surprise that this upgraded school continues to outperform some of the country’s more established institutions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail It is not a traditional high school, but that has not been a deterrent for students attending Old Harbour High, who consistently perform well academically, and excel in sports, the performing arts and other extra-curricular activities.Currently ranked among the 60 best performing high schools in Jamaica, the St. Catherine-based institution is steadfast in its mission to strive for greatness as stated in its motto: ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’.With a passionate, driven and innovative educator at its helm, it is no surprise that this upgraded school continues to outperform some of the country’s more established institutions.Lynton Weir, who has been Principal for the past six years, shares that his vision is to ensure that the school is a “cut above the rest”.“Over the years, we have been doing extremely well in academics. Our students have been performing well. Our past students have been taking high positions in society,” he tells JIS News.To ensure that the school continues to shine, Mr. Weir has ingeniously devised ways to keep students as well as teachers motivated and, most importantly, he has earned the support of parents in his endeavours.One major strategy the principal employs to keep motivation high is allowing students to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) or Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) subject of their choice, noting that there is no screening process.“I do not operate the school, where only students in our minds, which we think can pass, are allowed to sit exams; we sign everybody. The objective is to give every student an opportunity.  When we sign every student, my job becomes easier. I walk the corridors less, because students have a purpose to be in class,” he tells JIS News.He notes for example, that in 2014, a total of 420 students were signed up to sit mathematics, and while only 182 students passed, the objective was to give them an opportunity.With a strong belief that “failure can lead to success,” Mr. Weir says the students, who failed the exam, would have gained knowledge and experience, which would give them an advantage when they next take the test.The Principal also sweetens the labour for teachers, by giving them monetary rewards whenever a student receives high marks in CSEC and CAPE.“Every teacher that produces a range one in CSEC, I give them $1,000 and every teacher that produces a range one in CAPE, I give them $1,500…we give it to the teachers as an incentive. Why? because we want to improve on the quality passes. While range three is a pass, you always must try to improve on the quality of passes,” Mr. Weir says.To make this arrangement work, the Principal has solicited the help of parents through the Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA).  “So I have said to our parents in our PTA that I need for you to be part of this contribution because I can’t take Ministry funds to do this, so the parents assist me in doing it,” he informs.Arguing that “teachers love success,” Mr. Weir points out that it is not difficult to keep their performance level high. “Once a teacher finds a student, that teacher is going to work with the student and the student doesn’t want their percentage to drop either,” he notes.Proof that these and other strategies are working is in the exam results. Two Old Harbour High School students were among the top CSEC and CAPE performers, who were honoured at the Jamaica Association of Principals and Secondary Schools (JAPSS) National CXC Awards ceremony in November last year. They were the number 8th and 10th students in the island for electrical installation.“(In 2014), there is a young man in grade nine, who passed four subjects at CSEC…range one in maths, range one in electrical installation, range two in chemistry, and range two in physics.  (Last) year too, 15 of our grade 10 students got range one in mathematics,” the Principal boasts.Mr. Weir notes that students are encouraged to sit math and English language in grade 10, and then start the CAPE curriculum in grade 11.“We try to push them and challenge them. What we recognise from pushing them and challenging them is that they produce and put out better quality work. It’s always about pushing our students, so that we can get the best out of them,” he says.Mr. Weir informs that the school pays the auxiliary fees for members of the various sports teams, whenever they perform well.“Once our students perform, we will reward them. In doing these little things, students have a purpose to work because they are motivated…It looks costly but at the same time, you have to reward the students to get results. Some students are motivated extrinsically and you know that you have to provide the incentive for them,” he points out.Also contributing to the ongoing success of the school, the Principal opines, is the fact that there are several past students on staff, who have a vested interest in ensuring the success of the institution, which they attended. Mr. Weir is himself is a past student, so too his secretary, as well as the bursar.“Currently on staff, we have 36 teachers, who are past students of the Old Harbour High School. That, by itself, is significant, because any institution you have, having its past students coming back, is an institution that is poised for greatness, because these past students…protect and support the institution,” he argues.Mr. Weir is proud of the fact that the 46-year-old institution boasts a certified 6th form programme, the first for an upgraded high school.“There are other upgraded schools in Jamaica that have sixth form programmes but they are not certified by the Ministry of Education. Old Harbour is the only non-traditional high school that has a certified 6th form programme,” he says.The hard-working principal has also put in place strategies to make the school the number one choice for potential students, and stave off competition from more established schools in the parish.Mr. Weir informs that every year, scholarships valued at $10,000 each are provided to students from 12 primary schools in the surrounding area, with the highest Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) passes for Old Harbour High.He says he also invites these cluster of institutions, dubbed the Old Harbour Group of Schools, to utilise the resources at Old Harbour High, such as its science lab. The students are taught by the high school’s science teacher.To maintain the high standard of performance the school currently enjoys, Mr. Weir says plans are being put in place to strengthen various programmes and improve infrastructure.“When you walk through the gate of Old Harbour High School, you must get a tertiary feel. It must feel like a tertiary institution, we are almost there. Just recently, we put in our state-of-the-art lecture theatre and we plan to sharpen up on the different programmes that we have here,” he says, noting that there are also plans to establish a “proper” sixth form building.Mr. Weir notes that there are other infrastructural developments that are to be pursued, but this will take time, as the school is working to undertake these projects using its own funds.The Principal, who has been serving the school for the past 19 years, including as Vice Principal and regular teacher, says that ultimately, the aim is to improve on the quality passes of students, while enhancing the professionalism of staff.“We want to improve our practice so that our students can get better results, better quality passes. We also we want our students, at the end of the day, to go out into society and society will embrace them as individuals, who…are going to be serious change agents of our country,” he says.Sitting on 19 acres of land, the Old Harbour High School, which is on a shift system, was instituted in 1969. It started as new secondary (junior high) school, and was later changed to a secondary school in 1977, before it was upgraded to a high school in 1988.Old Harbour High has a student population of approximately 2,500, with a staff complement of 133, including three Vice-Principals, three guidance counsellors, and a dean of discipline. There are 22 ancillary staff members and 11 administrative staff. Advertisementslast_img read more

Gov’t to Expand Benefits Under PATH

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedCivil Servant of the Year Encourages Colleagues to Serve with Dignity Gov’t to Expand Benefits Under PATHJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsGovernment will be expanding the provision of cash grants under the Programme for Advancement through Health and Education (PATH).The enhanced benefits, to be facilitated through a $6 billion (US$50 million) loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in support of Jamaica’s Social Protection Strategy, will assist the most vulnerable and needy in the society, particularly children and pregnant and lactating mothers.The loan agreement was one of two signed by the Government on Wednesday, November 25 with the IDB. RelatedBarbara Allen – Top Civil Servant for 2015/16 RelatedAgricultural Sector Reaping Benefits of Economic Reformcenter_img Government will be expanding the provision of cash grants under the Programme for Advancement through Health and Education (PATH).The enhanced benefits, to be facilitated through a $6 billion (US$50 million) loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in support of Jamaica’s Social Protection Strategy, will assist the most vulnerable and needy in the society, particularly children and pregnant and lactating mothers.The loan agreement was one of two signed by the Government on Wednesday, November 25 with the IDB. The other loan support, valued at $3 billion (US$25 million) is for the Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP).Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, in his remarks at the signing ceremony at his National Heroes Circle offices on November 25, said the loan provided for PATH, will also go towards strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, which administers the conditional cash transfer programme.Other components are : to enhance the services of PATH to support parenting programmes; design  new payment systems; improve the financial and operational administration of the programme; modernise the social security services provided by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security;  and recruit personnel to strengthen the project’s administration and evaluation.Meanwhile, the loan support for the ESTP is the final of three programmatic policy-based loans (PBL) with the IDB.ESTP is designed to improve standards of performance and ensure greater accountability at all levels of the education system.This tranche of the programme supports the modernisation of the management structures of the Ministry of Education, improvements to be undertaken to curriculum, teaching and learning and school management, and the building of stakeholder relationships with the communities in which the beneficiary schools are located.Dr. Phillips expressed appreciation to the IDB for the support of the two programmes, which total some US$75 million.He said it is essential to note that even within in the context of a strict economic reform programme, the Government has sought to maintain focus on the reform of social policy.Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, also expressed gratitude for the programme of support to the ESTP, noting that the funding will lead to the achievement of objectives in the short-term.“We want to use the social component of this loan to really enhance the strength of our parents and their engagement in school. The issue of behaviour modification is (also) high on our agenda and part of the next phase of educational transformation,” he said.Meanwhile, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, in his remarks, said he is mindful that social protection must be at the core of Jamaica’s development.“My Ministry is committed to the development process. In our fierce drive to implement, we will remain fixed on the targets and our outcomes; that of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and creating welfare-to-work opportunities,” he said.IDB Country Representative, Theresa Turner-Jones, hailed the Government of Jamaica for being a willing and collaborative partner over the years.“It s a relationship that’s been going on for 45 years and we enjoy that partnership…and we are already seeing that the work we are doing is making a difference,” she said.Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley, was also present at the signing ceremony. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips (3rd left), greets Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (left), just before the start of the signing ceremony for two loan agreements with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), valued at US$75 million in support of Jamaica’s Social Protection Strategy and the Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP). The signing took place on Wednesday, November 25, at the National Heroes Circle offices of the Ministry of Finance and Planning. Others (from left) are: Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley; IDB Country Representative, Therese Turner-Jones; and Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson. In background is Branch Director, International Programme Management Branch of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Rose Lemonius-Stewart. Gov’t to Expand Benefits Under PATH Finance & Public ServiceNovember 26, 2015Written by: Denise Dennis Advertisementslast_img read more

Foyle Search and Rescue replace another vandalised lifebelt in Derry

first_img Twitter By News Highland – August 14, 2017 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePush to tackle illegal dumping in Derry’s RosemountNext articleDerry City bow out of FAI Senior Cup News Highland Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Foyle Search and Rescue has made an appeal to the public after a Lifebelt was thrown into the River Foyle.The rescue charity is calling on anyone who may observe any lifesaving devices being tampered with to contact Police immediately.They say extensive plans regarding relocation and additional new Lifebelts being placed along the River Foyle are in their final stages.On Saturday last while Foyle Search & Rescue volunteers were on duty they received a report of a preson seen tampering with a Lifebuoy on the Peace Bridge in Derry.The person was observed throwing the lifebuoy and 150m of rope into the river and proceeding to leave the area.It is understood that the lifebuoy and rope could not be recovered however, the lifering was replaced by Foyle Search & Rescue.The rescue charity say extensive plans regarding relocation and additional new Lifebelts being placed along the River Foyle for the publics safety are in their Final stages. Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Foyle Search and Rescue replace another vandalised lifebelt in Derrylast_img read more

Premium / M&A radar: Waiting for a PIL deal, Santa comes early for CMA CGM, Hapag & Zim

first_img Forgotten your password? Please click here By Alessandro Pasetti 15/10/2020 New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Reset Please Login Password* Email* LOGIN Premium subscriber LOGIN It’s not an epic fantasy trilogy but reality now, as two carriers’ celebrations that started last week enlarged to include a new cheerful member, Israel’s Zim, switching to full binge mode in the past 48 hours.Now read this (emphasis in bold added):“CMA CGM is taking advantage of strong shipping markets to sell €525m of new bonds to replace existing bond debt which falls due on 15 January next year. The new targeted senior unsecured bonds will mature in 2026, with the … << Go back Reset Your Password Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premiumlast_img read more

Project and Communication Assistant, Skopje

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit Tweet +1 Share 0 Pocket Project and Communication Assistant, Skopje Information and Communication Officer Position, Macedonia LinkedIn 0center_img ← UNFIXED multiplatform project, Netherlands DAAD Postgraduate Courses for Professionals, Germany → Similar Stories BCSDN is Looking for an Experienced Administrative and Financial Officer Call for Proposals: Slovak & Balkan Public Policy Fund June 10, 2010 Published by Site Default Deadline: 17/06/2010Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC), which runs the Executive Office of the network, is seeking a “Project and Communication Assistant” to undertake the tasks of management of project and communication activities of the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN). The Assistant will work under direct supervision and will report to the BCSDN Executive Director. The position is based in the BCSDN Executive Office in Skopje, Macedonia.RequirementsKnowledge and Experience1. Experience in working with/in civil society organization or network in the regional and/or Europe2. Knowledge of the political, socio-economic development in the region as well as general knowledge about the EU integration process and institutions3. Minimum 2 years of previous working experience in project management and/or communication4. Experience in project cycle management and writing project proposals5. Experience of web-based and e-mail communication options, including the possibilities of Web 2.06. Excellent knowledge of MS (Word, Excel, Outlook) applications7. Valid driving licence.Abilities & aptitudes1. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people across cultures and levels of seniority2. Proactive, flexible, able to plan and implement own work and decide when to consult or seek advice3. Ability to work effectively in a small team4. Excellent writing and oral communication in English and basic knowledge of second regional language (e.g. Macedonian, Serbian/Croatian, Albanian)5. Be prepared and able to travel for work6. Knowledge of second regional language is an advantage.Application procedureAll interested applicants should submit cover letter and CV, in English only, to: [email protected] the reference “Project and Communication Assistant”.The application deadline is 17th June 2010.More detailed infolast_img read more

Human Rights Trainer at The European Roma Rights Centre

first_img Reddit March 14, 2016 Published by elena Tweet Share 0 Similar Stories +1 Pocket Deadline: 18 March 2016Open to: candidates who hold University degree in human rights, law, humanities, pedagogy/teaching, communications, or a related field and who has teaching or human rights training experienceRemuneration: will be fixed in accordance with the education, experience, and demonstrated skills of the selected candidateDescriptionThe European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is a dynamic public interest law organisation at the forefront of human rights advocacy on behalf of Roma throughout Europe. The ERRC seeks qualified applicants for the position of Human Rights Trainer (HRT) in Budapest, Hungary. The HRT is vital to fulfilling the ERRC’s mission of empowering Roma to understand and assert their rights. The HRT coordinates the ERRC internship programme and coordinates and contributes to the development and implementation of all other ERRC training activities as required. The HRT is part of a team of Budapest-based colleagues delivering long-term, strategic work to expose and eliminate the discriminatory structures that prevent Roma from enjoying full equality.EligibilityUniversity degree in human rights, law, humanities, pedagogy/teaching, communications, or a related field;Teaching or human rights training experience;Familiarity with the European political context and the position of Roma;Knowledge of international and European human rights advocacy;Ability to work in English;Ability to work in a culturally diverse team;Clear presentation skills, strong interpersonal and leadership qualities;Strong commitment to the promotion of Roma rights;Willingness to travel as required;The ERRC is committed to equal opportunity for all, but Romani candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.RemunerationRemuneration will be fixed in accordance with the education, experience, and demonstrated skills of the selected candidate. The ERRC also offers a fringe-benefits package.How to apply?Applicants should submit by email, to Hajnalka Nemeth:  [email protected] latest by 18 March 2016 following documents:A cover letter;Curriculum vitae;Salary history;An English-language writing sample of work unedited by others;A list of three referees.Only selected applicants will be contacted.For more information, please visit the official website. Admin and Advocacy Internship at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forumcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 ← Workshop “News Writing in the Digital Era” in Moscow The Students For Liberty South Asia Local Coordinator Program 2020 Human Rights Trainer at The European Roma Rights Centre POLICY & RESEARCH OFFICER Call for Papers of the Institute for Political and International Studies-Skopje →last_img read more

OPDE given green light for 10.8 MW UK solar farm

first_imgOPDE given green light for 10.8 MW UK solar farmThe Spanish solar group will further broaden its growing UK presence with the completion of this latest solar plant in southern England. September 29, 2014 Ian Clover Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Spain’s OPDE has been granted approval to develop a new 10.8 MW solar PV farm in the English county of Somerset, augmenting the company’s U.K. solar footprint in the process. Planning consent was granted today for the development of the solar farm, close to the town of Crewkerne. Earlier this year OPDE successfully connected a 12 MW solar plant in Alresford, Hampshire, and is also due to begin construction a 7 MW solar farm in Kent and a 9 MW PV project in East Sussex. The company has targeted the growing U.K. market in recent months and has been eager to push through these latest large-scale solar PV projects ahead of the proposed subsidy cut planned for next year. April 1, 2015 sees the removal of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) for solar PV plants greater in size than 5 MW. This change in funding will make large-scale solar development in the U.K. less attractive. Its replacement, the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, has a much smaller pot of funds from which the industry can draw, and will serve to suppress the large-scale solar sector at a time when the industry is soaring. Nevertheless, OPDE plans to install more than 200 MW of solar PV capacity in the U.K. over the next few years, and also has bold plans to develop projects in the emerging Latin American markets of Brazil and Mexico.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… 123456Share Ian Clover Ian joined the pv magazine team in 2013 and specializes in power electronics (inverters) and battery storage. 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