General Election 2019: Liberal Democrats, Green and Plaid Cymru ‘Unite to Remain’ pact for 60 seats unveiled

first_imgWales The Lib Dems said the pact showed “that we will put the national interest above party politics, to deliver Remain”. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLama Green Party: Brighton, Pavilion, Isle of Wight, Bristol West, Bury St Edmunds, Stroud, Dulwich and West Norwood, Forest of Dean, Cannock Chase, Exeter (9) Thursday 7 November 2019 10:19 am Jo Swinson’s party will be given a clear run at 43 constituencies, including Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Chelsea and Fulham, Esher and Walton, Finchley and Golders Green, Richmond Park, Twickenham and Wimbledon. Liberal Democrat president Sal Brinton added:“This is a numbers game. And these 29 Conservative-facing seats could make all the difference in terms of stopping Boris Johnson returning to Number 10 and denying him a majority.“Labour’s failure to engage in this process could be fundamental, but we are confident that in these 60 seats, we can make a real difference, and we can stop Brexit and build a brighter future for this country.” England Green Party: Vale of Glamorgan (1) Plaid Cymru: Arfon, Caerphilly, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Dwyfor, Meirionnydd, Llanelli, Pontypridd, Ynys Môn (7) Main image: Getty Catherine Neilan whatsapp The Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Plaid Cymru have struck a deal in which the parties will step aside for the most likely Remain candidate in 60 seats across England and Wales. Liberal Democrats: Brecon and Radnorshire, Cardiff Central, Montgomeryshire (3) The seats in full Liberal Democrats: Bath, Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Buckingham, Cheadle, Chelmsford, Chelsea and Fulham, Cheltenham, Chippenham, Esher and Walton, Finchley and Golders Green, Guildford, Harrogate and Knaresborough, Hazel Grove, Hitchin and Harpenden, North Cornwall, North Norfolk, Oxford West and Abingdon, Penistone and Stocksbridge, Portsmouth South, Richmond Park, Romsey and Southampton, North Rushcliffe, South Cambridgeshire, South East Cambridgeshire, South West Surrey, Southport, Taunton Deane, Thornbury and Yate, Totnes, Tunbridge Wells, Twickenham, Wantage, Warrington South, Watford, Wells, Westmorland and Lonsdale, Wimbledon, Winchester, Witney ,York, (40) Swinson said: “I am delighted that this arrangement will help elect more pro-remain MPs in the next Parliament.“In the 43 seats agreed today, as well as hundreds more across the country, it is clear that the Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain.” Read more: Labour ‘parachute’ row over Two Cities candidate Nardell Read more: Why London could hold the key to December’s Brexit election More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com In addition, the Liberal Democrats will not challenge seats in which pro-Remain independents are running, including Dominic Grieve’s Beaconsfield, Anna Soubry’s Broxtowe and Gavin Shuker’s Luton South. However a Green Party source confirmed they would field candidates in all three constituencies. General Election 2019: Liberal Democrats, Green and Plaid Cymru ‘Unite to Remain’ pact for 60 seats unveiled Tags: Brexit General election 2019 whatsapp The Greens will go uncontested by fellow Remainers in 10 seats, including Dulwich and West Norwood. Plaid Cymru will have a free run at seven seats within Wales. Britain’s leader of Change UK party, Anna Soubry (L), Britain’s Green Party MP Caroline Lucas (C), and Leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson attend an event with representatives of Britain’s other pro-EU political parties, to discuss Brexit, at Church House in central London on August 27, 2019. – Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday attempt to bridge deep divisions with other opposition parties on how to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU on October 31. Corbyn said he would “do everything necessary” to stop a no-deal Brexit, following leaked official warnings that this could lead to food, fuel and medicine shortages. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) Sharelast_img read more

Slideshow: Juneau gathers to grieve Orlando mass shooting

first_img LGBT advocate Mo Longworth addresses crowd during an open mic portion of the Vigil for those affected by the Orlando shooting. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Juneau | Nation & WorldSlideshow: Juneau gathers to grieve Orlando mass shootingJune 13, 2016 by Annie Bartholomew, KTOO Share:More than 150 people gathered in Marine Park Monday afternoon for a vigil service for those affected by the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub. The event was  hosted by the Southeast Alaska Gay and Lesbian Alliance (SEAGLA) and led by Pride Commitee members Jenny Jahn, James Hoagland and Aldersgate United Methodist Church pastor Susan Boegli.Names of confirmed victims from the Pulse Orlando nightclub shooting were read aloud followed by bell chimes. The ceremony ended in prayer with candle lighting and song. Members of the Juneau community gathered in Marine Park for a vigil for those affected by the Olando Shootings on Monday, June 14. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Pride Committee member Jenny Jahn collects candles after the ceremony ended. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Alaska Native educator Lance Twitchell speaks Tlingit during the open mic portion of the Vigil for those affected by the shooting in Orlando. (Photo By Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell and Chief of Police Bryce Johnson light candles at the vigil for those affected by the Orlando shootings. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Share this story:last_img read more

Swiss rebound and banks in Italy lift shares – European Report

first_img Show Comments ▼ Swiss rebound and banks in Italy lift shares – European Report whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionUndoTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineAdvertisement The Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game OnlineUndo Monday 19 January 2015 8:14 pm More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comcenter_img EUROPEAN shares hit a seven-year high yesterday, rising for a third day as Italian banks rallied on the prospect of a corporate governance revamp, and Swiss stocks clawed back some of last week’s losses.Broader market sentiment has been supported by expectations the European Central Bank will unveil plans to buy sovereign bonds on Thursday, to try to fight deflation and revive growth.Analysts expect the ECB to buy €500bn of sovereign bonds.Shares in co-operative Italian banks rose on the back of a draft government decree which would abolish a rule granting one vote to each shareholder regardless of the size of their stake.Popolare Milano, Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna, Banco Popolare and UBI were up between eight per cent and 14 per cent.Swiss bank Julius Baer was the top gainer among larger European stocks as it rose 5.9 per cent.The private bank said it did not suffer any losses in the two trading days after the Swiss National Bank’s decision to abandon a three-year cap on the franc.The Swiss benchmark index SMI was up 3.2 per cent having shed 13 per cent last week after the central bank’s shock decision sent the franc soaring, denting the attractiveness of Swiss exports.The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares closed 0.2 per cent higher at 1,409.92 points, after hitting the highest level since early 2008 at 1,418.11 points.The index cut its gains shortly before the close, with oil and basic resource stocks weighing it down. whatsapp Express KCS Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Toxic cloud returns: Defra warns of “high or very high” levels as Saharan dust mixes with Continental pollution

first_img whatsapp Catherine Neilan London is bracing itself for another wave of pollution blowing over from the Continent – but this time it’ll be mixed with Saharan dust. The capital is set to get the brunt of the bad air, with the government warning of “high or very high” levels of pollution from later today and into tomorrow. The air is expected to have cleared by Saturday.  The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has warned that adults and children with heart or lung problems should avoid physical exertion, particularly outdoors. These people are at risk of exacerbated symptoms, Defra said.  Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis, head of the air pollution and climate change group at Public Health England’s (PHE) Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards said: “While most people will not be affected by short-term peaks in air pollution, some individuals, particularly those with existing heart or lung conditions, may experience increased symptoms. “People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Older people should also reduce physical exertion. Anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, cough or sore throat should consider reducing activity, particularly outdoors.” Where will the air pollution be worst?  Today (April 9), Defra has said most parts of England and Wales will see only moderate levels, although warned there will be isolated high levels in localised urban roadside locations.  Source: Defra Air pollution is also forecast to reach moderate levels in parts of southwestern and northern Scotland, as well as the east of Northern Ireland. Tomorrow air pollution is expected to become high in many areas of central, eastern and northern England, with locally very high levels forecast for a time in the far southeast of England.  This is due to a combination of pollutants trapped near the ground, a light southeasterly flow bringing additional pollutants from the continent and, in addition, a small amount of Saharan dust in the air.  Across the rest of the United Kingdom, levels of air pollution are expected to be mainly moderate. Show Comments ▼ Share Thursday 9 April 2015 5:59 amcenter_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush whatsapp Toxic cloud returns: Defra warns of “high or very high” levels as Saharan dust mixes with Continental pollution Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Melia and Pierre lead sides to first 2019 wins as Portlaoise Panthers continue National League campaign

first_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council The second quarter was the awakening of the Kerry side as they outscored Portlaoise 20-15.Ciara Wheeler racked up Panthers first 3 baskets of the the quarter followed by Sinéad Melia, Ciara Byrne, Sharon Melia and sister Claire.Ashe closed the quarter with two freethrows to leave the halftime score 29-28 to Portlaoise.The drama was only beginning as the third quarter would see Panthers outscored by 10 points.Ashe and and Sinéad Melia dropped 5 freethrows between them in the opening minutes and from there Melia took charge for Portlaoise following up with another 7 points before Jamie Sherburne and Claire Melia also scored to end the quarter.The fourth quarter was not for the faint hearted and showed the character of this Portlaoise team.Sinéad Melia lead her side over the line sinking 12 points – three 2 pointers and 6 freethrows.Melia didn’t do it all alone however as scores from Cahillane, Shauna Dooley, Claire Melia and Ciara Wheeler made all the difference to give supporters a game to remember.SCORERS – Sinéad Melia; 27, Claire Melia; 12, Ciara Wheeler; 10, Catherine Ashe; 7, Maeve Cahillane; 5, Shauna Dooley; 4, Ciara Byrne; 2, Sharon Melia; 1, Jamie Sherburne; 1PORTLAOISE PANTHERS – Shauna Dooley, Ciara Wheeler, Maeve Cahillane, Ciara Byrne, Deirdre Tomlinson, Sinéad Melia, Catherine Ashe (c), Claire Melia, Sharon Melia, Jamie SherburnePortlaoise Panthers 95 LYIT Donegal 78Men’s Division 1 National League BasketballThe men were next up to get the new year of basketball up and going as they welcomed LYIT Donegal to St Mary’s Hall on Sunday afternoon.The impressive pairing of Mike Pierre and Mantas Vilimas, scoring 65 points between them, dominated for Portlaoise as they finished with a 17 point win.Vilimas opened the game for his side with 4 baskets in a row followed by Mike Pierre’s first score of the game.Captain Jack Dooley was next to the board before Pierre, James Phelan and Sean Condon all got their names on the scoresheet to see Panthers up 21-17 at the end of the first quarter.The second quarter was kicked off by Pierre and saw James Gormley claim his first basket of the game.Pierre, Trevor Swayne, Vilimas and Gormley again contributed to the 24 points scored for the home side to see them outscore the visitors yet again, leaving the half time score at 45-37.Dylan Dunne was first to score for Portlaoise in the second half of the game closely followed by scores from  Pierre, Dooley and Vilimas.Condon and Gary Morrissey were not shy of a score as they added to Panthers 29 points of the third quarter, 7 points ahead of the Donegal side.Panthers headed into the fourth quarter confident of a win as they had already outscored the visitors in the previous 3 quarters and the final quarter would be no different.Condon, Pierre, Dooley and Vilimas were the scorers of the final quarter to secure the win.SCORES – Mike Pierre; 35, Mantas Vilimas; 30, Jack Dooley; 9, Sean Condon; 6, James Gormley; 4, Gary Morrissey; 3, Trevor Swayne; 2, Dylan Dunne; 2, Rian O’Connell; 2, James Phelan; 2PORTLAOISE PANTHERS – Dylan Dunne, Mike Pierre, Jack Dooley (c), James Phelan, Conor Byrne, Trevor Swayne, Gary Morrissey, Mantas Vilimas, Sean Condon, Kyle Burke, Rian O’Connell, James GormleySEE ALSO – St Joseph’s reach U-21 decider following dramatic tussle with Ballyroan-Abbey Gaels Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Person wanted for housework in PortlaoiseNext articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, January 7, 2019 Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. TAGSMen’s National League Division 1Portlaoise PanthersPortlaoise Panthers WomenWomens Division 1 Facebook Melia and Pierre lead sides to first 2019 wins as Portlaoise Panthers continue National League campaigncenter_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home Sport Basketball Melia and Pierre lead sides to first 2019 wins as Portlaoise Panthers… SportBasketball WhatsApp The first games of the 2019 National League season kicked off this weekend as the Portlaoise Panthers men and women took to the court.Both teams were victorious following strong performances as the Ladies traveled to Castleisland to take on St Mary’s and the men played host to LYIT Donegal.The women now sit second on the Division 1 table while the men sit at 5th place of the Southern Conference Division 1 table.Portlaoise Panthers 69 St Marys Castleisland 65Women’s Division 1 National League Basketball Panther’s women were first on the court this weekend where they beat hosts Castleisland by 4 points after a nail biting finish.The ladies trailed by 12 points early in the 4th quarter and equalized with just 30 seconds to spare. They pulled off a super win with much thanks to 12 points from Sinéad Melia in the final 10 minutes.The opening quarter of the game saw Panthers outscore their opponents 14-8 with scores from captain Catherine Ashe getting her side up and running.Scores came Claire Melia, Ciara Wheeler and Sinéad Melia while Maeve Cahillane claimed the first 3 pointer of the game. Community Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year By Aedín Dunne – 7th January 2019 Community last_img read more

New Features at Denbigh 2006 Expected to Attract More Families

first_imgRelatedNew Features at Denbigh 2006 Expected to Attract More Families Advertisements RelatedNew Features at Denbigh 2006 Expected to Attract More Families RelatedNew Features at Denbigh 2006 Expected to Attract More Familiescenter_img New Features at Denbigh 2006 Expected to Attract More Families UncategorizedJuly 29, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Patrons attending the 2006 Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, in May Pen Clarendon, from August 5 to August 7 will be treated to a number of exciting new attractions this year.Speaking with JIS News, Public Relations Officer for the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Camille Beckford said that for the first time, a state of the art agricultural machinery exhibition from China would be on display. Other new attractions include a full sized greenhouse and the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) ‘Park and Ride’ service.Agricultural Industrial Machinery (AIM) will showcase cutting-edge farm machinery to highlight the mechanization of the industry, which is an area of focus for the JAS at this time, Miss Beckford said.The full sized greenhouse model, built by Stanley Rampier can accommodate up to 12 persons and will display some 100 plants, along with fully-grown tomato plants with vine ripened tomatoes.She noted that the signage involving five maps and some 100 signs, placed throughout the showground to help patrons find their favourite activities, was also a new initiative for Denbigh.Turning to the JUTC’s ‘Park and Ride’ service, Miss Beckford said this initiative “enables patrons to park at the Jamaica National Car Park in Half Way Tree and ride to Denbigh on either an air conditioned or non-air conditioned bus that will take them straight into the show grounds.”Urging families with children to visit Denbigh, she informed that, “a new aspect of the Kiddies Village, is the Back to School Expo where parents can sell or trade school books.”These significant changes are being made to capture the attention of the visitors and also as a means of increasing the number of families, who attend the three-day event, Miss Beckford pointed out.All the events at Denbigh are family type activities, where persons can walk the grounds and visit the various points of interest, such as the daily farmers’ market; the truck raffle tent; Farm Queen booth; horticultural display; Kiddies Village; and the livestock show.This year’s show is being held under the theme ‘Advancing rural development through agriculture.’ The organizers are seeking to attract some 100,000 patrons this year, up from the 80,000 last year.last_img read more

Australian Red Cross welcomes emergency COVID-19 package for PNG

first_imgAustralian Red Cross welcomes emergency COVID-19 package for PNG Australian Red Cross welcomes the Australian Government’s moves to send critical medical equipment, medical staff and 8,000 vaccine doses from Australia’s domestic vaccines stocks to Papua New GuineaA further move to request the re-allocation of one million vaccines, contracted to Australia, to our nearest neighbour is also an important sign of leadership and solidarity in their time of great need.This immediate assistance is vital for Papua New Guinea to get on top of the current crisis, while continued long-term support is also needed to strengthen the country’s healthcare capacity to deal with COVID-19 and other diseases.This package can be the start of an intensive ramping up in work with our partners in Papua New Guinea to improve health infrastructure to create a sustainable health system across the country.Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society Secretary-General Uvenama Rova said the country is currently in a precarious situation.“The response to COVID-19 underlines the need for long-term investments to continue to expand local skills and infrastructure for managing health crises,” Mr Rova said.Australian Red Cross Director of International Programs Michael Annear said: “The assistance announced by the Australian government for the national response during this time of immense pressure is welcomed.“Getting vaccines and personal protective equipment to critical frontline health workers is vital to getting on top of the current outbreak. Yet so is ramping up surveillance measures, testing capacity and public health messaging.“Meeting the short-term medical needs of Papua New Guinea to respond to COVID-19 is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a need for continued partnership and discussions to work out long-term solutions to building a more resilient health care system involving government and civil society actors who hold deep relationships with communities.“Papua New Guinea is our nearest neighbour and they need us to be good partners at this time and well into the future.”Papua New Guinea Red Cross has been responding to COVID-19 over the last year by activating volunteers across the country to provide support and accurate information – particularly to the most vulnerable members of the community – about the virus and practices that help keep it at bay. This work is supported by Australian Red Cross with help from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.“The focus of our support is on ensuring Papua New Guinea Red Cross continues to play an important role assisting communities as part of the wider national response to COVID-19,” Mr Annear said. /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:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Australian Red Cross, Foreign Affairs, Government, Guinea, infrastructure, leadership, Papua New Guinea, personal protective equipment, public health, Red Cross, Secretary-General, surveillance, sustainablelast_img read more

Bicentennial Equestrian Park new walking trail announced

first_imgBicentennial Equestrian Park new walking trail announced Camden Council is among 12 councils across Greater Sydney to share in almost $3.9 million of matched funding for pedestrian and cycle pathways, new and improved parks and open spaces, under the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Greenspace Program.Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said Camden Council had secured $250 000 a walking trail at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park (CBEP).“This is fantastic news for council and for the community and will deliver a recreational trail consistent with Healthy Streets outcomes within the CBEP and along Ferguson Lane linking existing trails and connecting residential communities to this regional space and the Nepean River (via the Cricket Facility) and Matahil Creek tributary,” Mr Sidgreaves said.“These funds are highly contested, and council’s success in securing matched funding speaks to the quality of the team’s application for funding in this round.“I’m delighted that this project has been selected and thrilled that we’ll see more green and open space for everyone in the community to enjoy.”The program is the State’s longest-running open space grants program and has helped councils to deliver hundreds of public space projects since 1983.Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli said The Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park is a very popular and important community asset.“This funding will allow Council to install gravel paths and restore the Cumberland Plain Woodland within the Equestrian Park. This forms part of Council’s Stage 3 COVID-19 Support package, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to further enjoy the facility,” Cr Fedeli said.“I thank the NSW Government for this funding, and look forward to seeing these works completed in the 2021/22 financial year.” /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:Camden, Camden Council, community, council, covid-19, cricket, Cumberland, Ferguson, Government, grants program, local council, NSW, outcomes, Pedestrian, project, quality, space, Sydneylast_img read more

Jamaica to Benefit from Marketing Project

first_imgRelatedJamaica to Benefit from Marketing Project RelatedJamaica to Benefit from Marketing Project RelatedJamaica to Benefit from Marketing Project Jamaica to Benefit from Marketing Project AgricultureAugust 8, 2012center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica is one of four Caribbean countries set to benefit from a US$25 million pilot project, to be funded and implemented by the Canadian Hunger Foundation in the region over the next two years, aimed at building marketing capacity. Speaking  at  Saturday’s (August 4) opening of the 60th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, at the Denbigh Showground, May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President, Senator Norman Grant, said Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and St. Vincent are also set to benefit from the pilot project. The initiative is expected to be pivotal to efforts being mooted by the JAS, for increased regional trade within CARICOM, with the JAS President stressing that, “we need to find a way to make that (project) work.” “For the very first time, we will have an international organisation that will be seeking to partner with local farmers organisations, such as the Jamaica Agricultural Society and the Christiana Potato Growers Association, to be implementers of this project. We can do it, and we will take agriculture to another level,” Senator Grant declared. The President cited the need for what he described as a “national conversation” locally to explore the possibility of tapping into the markets of CARICOM member states, in order to facilitate inter-regional trade. “We are, presently, not trading enough within CARICOM, and I think that if we have dialogue we can (explore the possibilities), so that the revenues that are generated are shared by farmers within CARICOM, rather than members seeking to import food within our region,” he argued. To this end, Senator Grant disclosed that the JAS will be engaging counterpart agricultural organisations from Barbados, Cayman Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago, among others, in dialogue, “as part of our thrust…to see how we can work together to get agricultural trade going in the region.” Advertisementslast_img read more

AT&T eyes high-power boost for FirstNet

first_img AT&T teamed with Assured Wireless to develop new high-power devices for FirstNet users, a move it said will help extend the reach of its dedicated network for emergency service staff.In the coming months, AT&T said FirstNet customers will gain access to 3GPP standards-based high-power user equipment (HPUE), which transmits stronger signals than traditional devices.The operator said the new devices can “significantly increase” coverage in rural areas, and provide better connections from indoor locations in urban areas.Tom Bilotta, CEO of Assured Wireless, said in a statement the devices will make it easier for first responders “to communicate no matter where their mission takes them”.This isn’t the first time a US operator turned to HPUE to increase coverage: in 2016, Sprint unveiled plans to use the technology in a number of devices to help keep users connected to its 2.5GHz spectrum for longer before falling back to its 1.9GHz coverage.AT&T revealed the news in an update on FirstNet progress. The operator stated the network is now 65 per cent complete, covering 650 markets and serving more than 750,000 connections, up from around 450,000 connections in March. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AT&T cancels Galaxy Fold orders AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 AUG 2019 Previous ArticleSamsung eyes 2019 launch for integrated 5G chipNext ArticleCenturyLink makes edge compute play Devices HomeDevicesNews AT&T eyes high-power boost for FirstNet US operators eager for 5G iPhone Relatedcenter_img AT&T calls in smart speaker Diana Goovaerts Author 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 Tags AT&TFirstNetlast_img read more