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Head of the Office of Climate Change Janelle ChristianThe Ministry of the Presidency’s Office of Climate Change on Wednesday hosted a stakeholder validation workshop on the National Climate Change Policy and Action Plan.The workshop, which was hosted at Cara Lodge and saw several stakeholders in attendance, was aimed at pursuing sustainable management of forest resources which is a major source of mitigation to the change in climate. It will be based on the three pillars of sustainable development which includes economy, environment and human resources.Head of the Office of Climate Change, Janelle Christian during her remarks at the opening of the workshop highlighted the changes that are being experienced in the Caribbean which includes more hot days, more intense rainfall and longer periods of drought which puts livelihood and other economic activities at risk.She noted that the source of power generation in Guyana is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and as a result, Government has aspired to transition to renewable energy. “We will continue to pursue sustainable management of our forest resources,” she said.Further, Christian alluded to the challenges facing Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), with respect to water and water resources due to the prolonged dry season, however, due to Government’s construction of a manmade reservoir, it was able to offer some relief to some of those communities.She noted that the signs of climate change have been recognised and as a result, Guyana needs to take action to ensure the protection of lives, livelihood, ecosystems and infrastructure for the people of Guyana. “We need to have a framework across Government to do policy strategies and plan to ensure that we adapt, adjust and build resilience so that when these events come, we are able to withstand and continue life as normal,” she added.According to Christian, Guyana is now preparing its third national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.The aim of this policy is to ensure that action is taken across all of Government and the community level since the people are usually the first to be affected by climate change. “We want to ensure that whether we have months without rainfall, it will not disrupt the livelihood of our people,” she stated.She highlighted the need for the creation of resilience in assets and infrastructure adding that the policy will take into account all vulnerable groups among us.Meanwhile, consultant Dr Kalim Shah, who gave an overview of the policy, noted that as climate change action is being implemented in Guyana, awareness should be made with respect to efficiency in the use of limited resources and should not aim to replicate programmes already being undertaken by other related agencies but rather focus on the building of capacity and other resources to tackle climate change.Guyana’s climate change policy seeks to integrate the socio-economic and environmental challenges of climate change into national sustainable development planning that generates strategic actions at all levels for adaptation, mitigation and resilience.The national goals for addressing climate include the reduction of climate-related loss and damage across productive sectors, promoting community development and redirecting economic activities away from vulnerable areas. It also aims at reducing poverty, loss of livelihood and food insecurity and promoting a clean environment for all.Further, it targets the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across sectors and transitioning to climate resilient infrastructure and integrated physical land use plans. It also seeks to promote holistic development planning by utilising environmentally friendly materials and adopting new technologies and early warning signs.Further, it aims to develop and implement sustainable land management best practices to combat land degradation with focus on the hinterland and improved availability and access to climate change data and information.
…1 nabbed in escape bidA businesswoman and an employee were on Monday held at gunpoint at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, and relieved of a bag containing more than $5 million in cash.The woman, who operates a service station in Soesdyke, EBD and lives as Land of Canaan Gardens, was on her way to a commercial bank to make a deposit when the robbery occurred.The bandit who was caught following the robberyReports are that while on her way to the Diamond, EBD bank, the woman stopped at a business place in Land of Canaan to drop off an invoice, and as she was about to re-enter her car, two men on a CG motorcycle confronted her.One of the bandits, who was armed with a handgun, grabbed her and forced her into the car, after which he grabbed the bag containing the money. After collecting the bag, he handed it over to his accomplice who was on the motorcycle.The gunman then exited that car, hopped onto the motorcycle, and the bandits rode away. As the men rode off, an alarm was raised and persons in the area went in pursuit of the men. One of them was reportedly nabbed, while the other made good his escape with the bag containing the cash.A relative of the traumatised businesswoman explained that he received the telephone call informing him that his daughter-in-law was robbed, and that one of the bandits was apprehended by public spirited citizens who went to her aid.He noted that the money contained in the bag was from sales at the service station over the weekend. The businessman further stated that after reviewing the CCTV footage at the service station, it is believed that the robbery was executed with the assistance of an employee.He stated that the man who was arrested was seen in the footage speaking with someone at the business place. The man added that the CCTV footage was handed over to the Police as they continue their investigations and hunt for the second suspect.He, nevertheless, was happy that his daughter-in-law and the employee were not injured when the robbery was committed. He, moreover, thanked the Police for their prompt response to the distress call.Guyana Times understands that the employees at the service station were questioned in connection with the robbery.
Establishing more “career academies” on campuses so students can pursue specific interests that will lead to higher education or jobs right out of high school. But student safety is the biggest issue facing the district, school board member Jon Lauritzen said. “The most important thing is the safety of the children,” said Francisca de la Rosa, whose 13-year-old daughter attends Vista. “We deal with it constantly,” said Lauritzen, a former Canoga Park teacher and student. “Parents are just concerned with their (children’s) safety.” Gangs have changed through the years, he said. When he was a student in 1960, Canoga Park Alabama – which last week was placed on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s list of the top 10 most dangerous gangs in L.A. – was around but was more of a social club. email@example.com (818) 713-3329 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PANORAMA CITY – Expressing concern over rising gang violence, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of after-school programs, more than 300 parents, teachers and faculty members met Monday night with LAUSD Superintendent David Brewer III. The meeting at Vista Middle School was organized to introduce Brewer to San Fernando Valley parents and to share information. Brewer said it was part of his mandate to “listen, learn, assess and then act.” “I will be implementing bold changes,” Brewer told the crowd. The Valley is home to 51 of the district’s top 114 schools based on test scores, he said, but also has seen a sharp jump in gang violence over the past year, including three shootings outside or near Valley schools in the past six weeks. And with student safety in mind, he has met with officials from the Boys & Girls Club as well as the YMCA to create after-school opportunities on and off campus to get kids off the streets during late afternoon and early evening, when they are most vulnerable to gangs and other negative influences. “If we have enough space and the Boys & Girls Club were agreeable, they could put facilities on our campuses or provide transportation to their facilities … to give our kids options in safe zones,” Brewer said before the meeting. During the meeting, he also touted various programs, including: Letting students work toward associate of arts degrees and high school diplomas simultaneously. Setting up boarding schools for the 18,000 foster and 10,000 homeless kids in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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2013 Photo Scavenger HuntThe Photo Scavenger Hunt is a fun, family-friendly, summer event organized by the City of Fort St John Visitor Centre. Through this popular events our community is given the opportunity to showcase their talent while exposing the beauty of our City as well as the North Peace region. The event encourages participants to venture out into the City and area as w […]FSJ Farmers’ MarketVisit the Fort St. John Farmers’ Market to sample a wide variety of locally grown, fresh & wholesome foods direct from the grower. Date: Every Saturday from May until December Time: 9-3pm Support your local farmers. Shop local! 9805 96th Avenue, Fort St. John (North Peace Arena Lobby) […]Drag Racing at Northern Lights RacewayCome see the loudest and fastest show in the Peace Region this weekend. Racers of all ages driving vehicles of all kind down the 1/4 mile strip at speeds up to 200mph! Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Racing begins around 11am. Dates: July 20 & 21 Aug 10 & 11 Aug 24 & 25 Our website is […]Doig River RodeoThe Dog River Rodeo will be held this year on July 20 and 21, 2013 from 1 PM- 8 PM. Tickets: Adults- $8 Children- $4 12 and under are FREE The Dog River is located 40km north on Rose Prairie Road off the 101 Road at the Doig River. For more information contact 250-793-8485 […]Garden Tour 2013The North Peace Horticultural Society in Fort St. John plan their annual Garden Tour for July 21, 2013 from 10:00AM until 4:00PM. Come out and enjoy some of the beautiful gardens of the North Peace! Tickets are available at the museum one week prior to the event and on the day of the event. July 21, 2013 For more information contact 250.789.3656 […]Drag Racing at Northern Lights RacewayCome see the loudest and fastest show in the Peace Region this weekend. Racers of all ages driving vehicles of all kind down the 1/4 mile strip at speeds up to 200mph! Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Racing begins around 11am. Dates: July 20 & 21 Aug 10 & 11 Aug 24 & 25 Our website is […]Doig River RodeoThe Dog River Rodeo will be held this year on July 20 and 21, 2013 from 1 PM- 8 PM. Tickets: Adults- $8 Children- $4 12 and under are FREE The Dog River is located 40km north on Rose Prairie Road off the 101 Road at the Doig River. For more information contact 250-793-8485 […] – Advertisement –
Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office is inviting businesses to get involved in this year’s Donegal Business Week.Running from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th March, Donegal Business Week is a great opportunity for Donegal businesses and start-ups to learn from, listen to and network with leaders in their field.The week includes a series of events, seminars, talks and workshops to help businesses of all shapes and sizes get ‘Business Fit’ this year.Get ‘Business Fit’ during Donegal Business Week…. Emmet Rushe of Rushe Fitness puts organisers and participants of Donegal Business Week through their paces at the launch this week. Taking place from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th March, Donegal Business Week has a host of events, seminars, talks and workshops to help businesses of all shapes and sizes get ‘business fit’ this year. Check out the range of events and register now at www.localenterprise.ie/donegalA host of thought leaders and industry experts will visit Donegal for the week-long event, sharing their knowledge and top tips with business people in the county. The week begins with a not-to-be-missed marketing workshop with multi-award winning speaker Geoff Ramm, who has challenged entrepreneurs across six continents to look deeper, think smarter and create better.On Monday, 7th March, Ramm will host ‘Marketing – More Than A Leaflet’ in The Radisson Blu, Letterkenny. This event is an energised and entertaining workshop, which promises to arm participants with the tools they need to gain more customers.Tuesday, 8th March focuses on the critical issue of finance for business, with a series of presentations from organisations and agencies that help raise finance for businesses. Taking place in An Grianan Hotel, Burt, this event also gives attendees the opportunity to have a one-on-one appointment with a key advisor.Image Two:Food for Thought…. Pictured at the launch of Donegal Business Week is Liam Ward, Director of Services, Donegal County Council, alongside participants and organisers of this year’s event, including Eve–Anne McCarron, The Food Coast, (Donegal’s Good Food Initiative), Richard Finney, The Counter, Martin Hernandez, Sage Restaurant, and Linda McClean, Mallow Mia. Donegal Business Week includes a host of food related events for producers, chefs, restaurants, cafes, hotels and accommodation providers.On Wednesday, 9th March, ‘Making Donegal Famous For Food’ takes place in The Donegal Brewing Co., Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon. This event is open to anyone working in food related businesses in Donegal, including producers, chefs, restaurants, cafes, hotels and accommodation providers. Key speakers include Alastair Dobson from A Taste of Arran in Scotland, who will share his experience of working collaboratively with other partners to develop his business and enhance the food reputation of the Isle of Arran.Thursday 10th March focuses on ‘Wellness at Work’ and takes place in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar. A number of speakers, including nutritionist Paula Mee and fitness expert Pat Divilly, will advise businesses on how to foster a healthier and happier workplace.Donegal Business Week culminates with the 20th Donegal Business Awards, which take place on Friday, 11th March at 12.30pm in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey. This event is open to the public and the guest speaker is Padraig O’Ceidigh, the Connemara man synonymous with Aer Arann. Tickets are available from www.localenterprise.ie/donegal.Speaking at the launch of Donegal Business Week, 2016, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, said; “Business Week provides businesses across Donegal with an annual opportunity to gain unique insights from other business owners and practitioners. It’s also a great opportunity to make new contacts and network with other businesses and relevant support agencies and organisations.”Adding to this Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal’s LEO said: “We’ve put together a jam-packed schedule of events this year, covering everything from marketing and digital marketing, to exporting, accessing and managing finance, food and creative business development, as well as HR and Wellness within your business. It’s an exciting time to be doing business in Donegal and we want to acknowledge the support of our partner agencies, organisations and businesses who all contribute to making Donegal Business Week a great success. We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the local businesses that take the time to present during the week, sharing their experiences and invaluable insights.” Places at the week’s events are strictly limited, so check out the range of events and register now at www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or contact LEO on 074 91 60735. Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020THE INVITES ARE OUT FOR DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK 2016 – WHY NOT GET INVOLVED! was last modified: February 17th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Business Week
Planning permission is being sought for a new state-of-the-art retail-led development for Donegal Town centre in the coming months which will cost in excess of €10million to develop.The proposed development at Milltown less than 500 metres from the Diamond, located on the site occupied by the former picture framing and moulding company owned by the Timoney family, is ready to go to planning and an application will be lodged with Donegal County Council by the end of September next.It would consist of approximately 50,000 sq/ft of floor space comprising of a supermarket of 25,000 sq/ft and the remainder of the facility would be tailored for retail units, coffee shops, 200 car-parking spaces and other suitable businesses as appropriate. A spokesperson for developer, Railway Road Trading Ltd, a private Company owned by the McCann family from Belfast, has said he believes the project will provide an injection of confidence to the local economy and have a very positive impact on the business environment in the town and its significant hinterland.The most recent draft local area plan for Donegal Town (2018 – 2024) has identified the land in question as an ‘Opportunity Site’. It is zoned suitable for retail or commercial use. The draft local area plan also cites that “it is an objective of the Council to explore opportunities for the provision of additional public car parking to service the town centre”.If granted planning permission, the project could begin construction in spring 2019 with a completion date of summer 2020 envisaged. Some 250 jobs would be sustained once the development is complete while a further 150 would be created during the 15-month construction phase.The spokesperson for developer stated that while the identity of the anchor tenant for the supermarket hasn’t yet been agreed and would obviously be subject to planning being secured, there will be a strong interest from the leading retail brands given the attractiveness of Donegal Town as a strategic location. He added that the company was very keen to work with the local community to deliver a project which would enhance the town and of which people could be proud. Discussions with the planning department of Donegal County Council to date have been very constructive and helpful. €10million retail development proposed for Donegal Town centre was last modified: July 25th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Nottingham Forest Championship fixtures 2017-1805/08/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Millwall12/08/2017 15:00 Brentford v Nottingham Forest15/08/2017 19:45 Barnsley v Nottingham Forest19/08/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough26/08/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Leeds United09/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest12/09/2017 19:45 Sunderland v Nottingham Forest16/09/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton23/09/2017 15:00 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest26/09/2017 19:45 Nottingham Forest v Fulham30/09/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United14/10/2017 15:00 Derby County v Nottingham Forest21/10/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Burton Albion28/10/2017 15:00 Hull City v Nottingham Forest31/10/2017 20:00 Reading v Nottingham Forest04/11/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers18/11/2017 15:00 Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest21/11/2017 19:45 Nottingham Forest v Norwich City25/11/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City02/12/2017 15:00 Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest09/12/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Bolton Wanderers16/12/2017 15:00 Bristol City v Nottingham Forest23/12/2017 15:00 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest26/12/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday30/12/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Sunderland01/01/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Nottingham Forest13/01/2018 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa20/01/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Nottingham Forest27/01/2018 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End03/02/2018 15:00 Fulham v Nottingham Forest10/02/2018 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Hull City17/02/2018 15:00 Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest20/02/2018 19:45 Nottingham Forest v Reading24/02/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest03/03/2018 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City06/03/2018 19:45 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest10/03/2018 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Derby County17/03/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest31/03/2018 15:00 Millwall v Nottingham Forest02/04/2018 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Barnsley07/04/2018 15:00 Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest10/04/2018 19:45 Nottingham Forest v Brentford14/04/2018 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town21/04/2018 15:00 Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest28/04/2018 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Bristol City06/05/2018 12:30 Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham ForesttalkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. Scroll down for Forest’s fixtures 1
Josh Harrop has agreed to join Preston from Manchester United, just 33 days after netting on a dream Old Trafford debut.The 21-year-old marked his first United appearance with a superb first-half effort in the Premier League finale against Crystal Palace, earning the man-of-the-match award for his display in a 2-0 win.However, Harrop’s first game for United has proved his last after turning down a contract extension in pursuit of regular first-team football.Preston announced the attacking midfielder will leave United at the end of his contract and become their player, agreeing a four-year deal from July 3 with the Sky Bet Championship club.Harrop told Preston’s official website: “I’m delighted to be here, it’s a new start for me to get things going in my career and I’m buzzing to get playing and to make an impact in the team.“I’ve got four years now at Preston North End where I know I am going to be and I am going to put everything into that and dedicate myself to do the best for the team and the best for the fans.“Hopefully I can achieve my aims and ambitions that I have set myself by coming here and that’s to get promoted with Preston North End and help the club get as high as we can.”United are entitled to a fee as out-of-contract Harrop is under the age of 24.Preston say they have reached a “significant compensation agreement” with United for the Stockport-born player, who had reportedly been attracting admiring glances from Lyon, Bordeaux and Rennes.Harrop was nominated for United’s reserve-team player of the season award having finished as their top scorer, scoring 10 goals in 25 appearances.Preston boss Simon Grayson said: “Josh is a player who has attracted a lot of interest this summer and we had to move quickly to secure his signature.“He adds to our group of hungry young players who want to progress and we are looking forward to working with him and seeing him improve.” Josh Harrop 1