London housing market showing signs of recovery

first_img whatsapp London housing market showing signs of recovery Monday 17 September 2018 7:14 am James Booth Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy FanUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo whatsapp Rightmove data showed that average asking prices for houses in Transport for London zone one increased 4.5 per cent on September 2017, while houses in zone two fell in value by 2.7 per cent, with prices also falling in zones three and six and staying flat in zones four and five.Miles Shipside, a housing market analyst at Rightmove, said: “It’s been a hard and rocky road to recovery in the upper end of the London market, taking two successive years of price falls. The price of property coming to market in zone one is now 17.5 per cent lower than its peak in October 2015, but has made gains of 4.5 per cent over the past year.Read more: London house prices set to hit lowest growth levels since financial crash“The recovery in the upper end is encouraging but the painful and drawn-out process of price reductions has yet to run its course especially in parts of Outer London and the commuter belt that saw very sizeable and unsustainable price rises.”Lucy Pendleton of independent estate agents James Pendleton said: “London is thumbing its nose at the threat of a no-deal Brexit and it’s well deserved. The capital is further ahead than the rest of the country in adopting a more affordable price posture that is pulling buyers back to the table.”center_img More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.com The London housing market is showing some signs of recovery with transaction numbers at the upper end of the market up six per cent year-on-year.The number of agreed sales for houses above £750,000, representing a fifth of all transactions in London, increased six per cent in September on the same month a year ago, according to a report released today by property website Rightmove. Read more: Our Property of the Week has a supercar showroom in the basementLondon was the fastest-growing region year-on-year in the UK during August, with growth of 3.6 per cent, according to estate agents Your Move’s house price index which was published today.The new data suggests the London housing market may have come through the worst, having recorded its biggest monthly fall in house prices since the financial crisis at the start of the year.The City of London was a particular bright spot with prices increasing 12.7 per cent annually, which You Move said indicated that “confidence in properties in prime central London remains strong”.However, the recovery seems to be focused on the upper end of the market with with prices falling in 21 out of 33 boroughs in London according to Your Move. Sharelast_img read more

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Tsunami warning: what’s important, and what’s crucial

first_imgAleutians | Federal Government | Nation & World | Public Safety | Southcentral | SoutheastTsunami warning: what’s important, and what’s crucialJanuary 30, 2018 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:The Trump administration has proposed significant cuts to the tsunami warning system, which includes all funding for dozens of sophisticated data buoys.Tsunami experts worry about this but are even more concerned about proposed cuts to something a whole lot more basic.Audio Playerhttp://media.aprn.org/2018/ann-20180129-03.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.National Data Buoy Center operated 3-meter discus buoy for taking weather and marine observations. (Creative Commons photo by JonathanLamb/WikimediaA string of eight communication buoys are anchored off Alaska’s southern edge, about 200 miles from land.They’re called DART – or deep-ocean assessment and reporting of tsunamis — buoys.Each buoy is tethered to an instrument pack on the seafloor, which beams data to a satellite and from there to the tsunami warning centers in Palmer and Honolulu.The U.S. has 39 of these buoys, many along the Pacific Rim. They cost $12 million a year.Alaska state seismologist Michael West said the buoys are both expensive and useful.“They’re the one kind of sensor that really directly measures the wave height, as opposed to inferring it from the presence of an earthquake,” West said.But West said the buoys are too close to Alaska to provide much warning time when a near-shore quake sets off a tsunami.Last week the earthquake itself, measured by land-based seismographs, triggered the initial warning that got thousands of Alaskans out of their homes in the middle of the night.And the Trump budget would cut sensors like those, too.Geologist Lori Dengler, at Humboldt State University, said both kinds of technology are important.“The DART buoys are absolutely critical,” Dengler said.The buoys warn distant shores of a tsunami.Alaska generates a lot of earthquakes, so DART is particularly useful to Hawaii, for instance, and to California, where Dengler is.“In 2011 darts were very important for Alaska,” Dengler said, referring to the 9.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan that year, triggering a tsunami. “When we have our great big Cascadia earthquake – which I hope won’t happen in my lifetime but could – DARTs will be very important for Alaska, to know just what we’re sending to you.”Beyond the hardware, the Trump budget proposes to eliminate one of the two tsunami warning centers and cut 60 percent of the personnel.It would also cut grants the states use for tsunami preparation and evacuation plans.Dengler said that kind of spending is critical for an effective warning system.“I’m as concerned about the proposals to cut outreach and education because to me, without outreach and education, without community involvement, you might as well not spend a penny on any of it,” Dengler said.Dengler said a research trip to Indonesia after the massive 2004 tsunami forever changed her thinking on this. She went to towns where nearly every resident died.“I spent two weeks going to community after community where you’d see one survivor,” Dengler said. “It was horrible.”Then Dengler went to the village closest to the earthquake epicenter.They had only eight minutes between the quake and the first massive wave, so she expected the same terrible death toll. But in this village everyone knew to run to high ground.“There was no tsunami warning. They have no electricity,” Dengler said. “But they have a long oral history, a long oral tradition of what to do when the ground shakes for a really long time.”If Alaskans think they evacuated for nothing last week, Dengler said they are wrong.People in coastal towns figured out if they were in a tsunami zone.They found their shelters and thought about evacuation routes.Dengler said they laid down “muscle memory” about how to get up and go.In the Indonesian village that survived in 2004, Dengler said it had been five generations since the previous killer tsunami but residents still ran after every major earthquake.One time they waited on high ground for a week and no wave came. Dengler recalls asking if they worried about false warnings.“They looked at me as if I was absolutely crazy and said ‘Every earthquake is a chance to practice our evacuation,’” Dengler said. “On December 26, 2004, they got it. Practice paid off. They all lived.”Dengler said whether the warning comes via cell phone, siren or prolonged shaking, the important thing is to evacuate from low-lying areas, and leave fast. Every time.The U.S. Department of Commerce declined to make anyone available for an interview about the proposed cuts to the tsunami warning system.In a written statement, a department spokesman said the cuts “streamline” elements of the program while ensuring safety.Congress has not adopted the tsunami warning cuts. Lawmakers have been keeping the government operating with a series of temporary spending measures that continue spending at last year’s levels.The administration is due to release its 2019 budget request next month. The Department did not say whether it will also include cuts to the tsunami warning systemShare this story:last_img read more

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Homer’s first pot shop set to open Thursday

first_imgBusiness | Marijuana | SouthcentralHomer’s first pot shop set to open ThursdayMay 24, 2018 by Aaron Bolton, KBBI-Homber Share:Uncle Herb’s (Photo by Aaron Bolton/KBBI)Homer’s first marijuana retail shop is set to open Thursday. Uncle Herb’s was approved by the state Marijuana Control Board back in September, and the shop will open its doors just in time for the busy summer season.Store manager Aaron Stiassny will run the shop in Homer for his father Loyd. Stiassny currently manages the family’s shop in Anchorage under the same name.The display cases in Homer were empty Wednesday evening, but Stiassny said the shop will be stocked and ready to go.“I mean we’re just really excited to be the first cannabis shop in Homer. I know there’s a lot of residents eagerly awaiting the first cannabis shop,” Stiassny said as he stood behind the counter. “It’s a great opportunity to bring this business down here. This is going to provide good sales tax revenue for the community. We really want to be good citizens.”Stiassny said the shop will offer about 15 to 20 marijuana strains to start. He adds that Uncle Herb’s will purchase a large portion of its marijuana products from cultivators on the Kenai Peninsula, but it will also feature strains grown by cultivators in and near Homer.Stiassny explains that the shop will also offer strains high in CBD content, which are said to provide pain relief, in the future.“Flower and pre-rolls will be the two main staples for our opening, and we have deliveries of concentrates and cartages and edibles,” he explained. “I don’t know if they are going to make the opening on Thursday, but we will definitely be stocked up sometime next week.”Uncle Herb’s has hired eight part-time employees so far. Stiassny said that could change depending on business during the summer, and he said the shop’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.“Those may change over the course of the summer depending on traffic. Opening day, we’re going to delay that, 2 [p.m.] to 10 [p.m.], just to give us some time to set up in the morning and get ready for the excitement,” he said.Stiassny hopes to capitalize on Homer’s busy tourism season, but he said the shop will stay open year round.Uncle Herb’s joins the roughly 30 marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and retail businesses in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.  It’s the first retail shop to open on the southern Kenai Peninsula.Share this story:last_img read more

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Ketchikan HS Kings reclaim boys basketball title after 45 years

first_imgCommunity | Education | Southcentral | Southeast | SportsKetchikan HS Kings reclaim boys basketball title after 45 yearsMarch 25, 2019 by Maria Dudzak, KRBD-Ketchikan Share:L-R Rear: assistant coach Rick Shaner, assistant coach Darryl Simons, Gavin Salazar (14), head coach Eric Stockhausen, sportscaster Russell Thomas, Cody Kemble, E.R. Caparas (holding trophy), team manager AJ Malouf (partially obscured), Arthur Williams, Jake Taylor, Tyler Slick (44), Robert Hilton-Seludo (34), Wyatt Barajas, Chris Lee (11), sportscaster Clark Slanaker, Kristian Pihl (21). L-R Seated: Kyle Smith (12), Marcus Lee. (Photo courtesy Russell Thomas)After a 45-year drought, the Ketchikan High School Kings boys basketball team took the 4A title on Saturday, winning 57-53 against the Dimond High School Lynx at the state championship tournament in Anchorage.Kings head coach Eric Stockhausen said because of the schedule and changes implemented this season, he told the team they likely would lose games early in the season but end up victorious in the end.“The kids bought into everything that we were trying to do as a program. They were very selfless and very tightly-knit all season long,” Stockhausen said. “Through some adversity, our kids just kept the course and kept encouraging each other and believing in each other and believing in me, and it worked out for us and our community.”Stockhausen said because they had fewer taller players this year — and some players coming off injuries — he changed strategy this season to fit the players’ strengths. He added that there were no seniors on the team last year, but this year there were eight.Stockhausen said team members grew up together, playing in the Ketchikan Dribblers League before joining school sports. He said they also are close friends off the court.“In practice, they were much more competitive than they were last year. Everybody was much more focused,” Stockhausen said. “They were able to correct each other this year, which was more of a difficulty last year, and, like I said, the kids just bought into everything I asked them to do, and they did it. And (they) exceeded expectations, or at least met them in every situation.”The Kings were the eighth-seeded team in the eight-team tournament. Stockhausen said that ranking was based on games played in January, which they did not win. He said being ranked eighth gave them motivation.Stockhausen said the coaches used two words to tell the team what they needed to do: poise and intensity.“Poise on offense, which our kids showed great poise during tough times and lots of pressure, and the intensity was obvious,” Stockhausen said. “We played great defense, and that was the key to our championship run.”Saturday’s championship game with Dimond High School went into overtime. As the clock ticked down, Stockhausen told the team to just have fun.“Whether we won or lost that game, it’s not going to change how those kids are going to do. They’re going to be successful men, fathers, husbands the rest of their lives,” Stockhausen said. “But it meant so much to the community, and all the people reaching out and the memories that were brought back for our community. Forty-five years is a long time to want something.”The Ketchikan boys basketball team last held the state title in 1974. This year’s win marks the Kings ninth state title.It wasn’t all bad news for Anchorage-based Dimond High School on Saturday. The girls basketball team won their second straight 4A championship, defeating crosstown rival Bartlett High School by a score of 62-57.Share this story:last_img read more

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Cape Coral police officer helps family get washing machine

first_imgCCPD officers cracking down on illegal ATV’s this weekend June 11, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Cape Coral policer bought a washing machine for a family in need. Student Resource Officer Wilcox saw a hard-working mom of three leave to use a laundromat to get clean clothes, according to the Cape Coral Police Department. The officer asked for help for this family.Cape Coral Police FOP Lodge 33 bought and delivered a brand new washing machine for the family. Cape Coral man thrown from car killed when vehicle flips on top of him June 14, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement Tags: cape coral police department Advertisement June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Car splits in two after slamming into Cape Coral power pole Fort Myers man arrested for stealing puppy facing new charges in stealing spree June 14, 2021last_img read more

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In Picture: Laois School remembers the Holocaust with Crocus Project

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp GAA Facebook Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Teacher Dr Mary Kelly and the students of Mountrath Community School remembered the 1.5 million Jewish children whom perished in the Holocaust which coincides with the Crocus Project.The aim of the project, sponsored by the Holocaust Ed trust , Ireland is to raise awareness in children, of the Holocaust, through the planting of crocus flowers.The crocus blooms at the end of January, just in time for holocaust memorial day.Last year, more than 100,000 people participated in the project.At least ten European countries are now participating in the project also and the numbers are growing.The holocaust Ed trust hope that eventually the whole of Europe will participated, and more than 1.5 million crocuses will bloom.So when we admire the crocus in January, the pupils can explain and reflect what they represent, and recall the children who perished in the holocaust. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSHolocaustMountrath Community School Facebook Previous articleHat-tricks and five-goal wonders help Scoil Bhríde Knockmay to win the Roinn 3 Girls FinalNext articleBallylinan edge Clonaghadoo in 14-goal thriller to be crowned Division 2 champions James Moore center_img GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By James Moore – 24th October 2019 In Picture: Laois School remembers the Holocaust with Crocus Project WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter SEE ALSO-Double blow for Laois hurlers as two forwards set to depart panel for 2020 Home News Education In Picture: Laois School remembers the Holocaust with Crocus Project NewsEducationlast_img read more

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In Pictures: Great turnout for Emo’s Operation Transformation walk

first_img Electric Picnic In Pictures: Great turnout for Emo’s Operation Transformation walk GAA Twitter SEE ALSO – LISTEN: John Whelan joins us on the Talking Politics Podcast to look ahead to the battle in Laois-Offaly Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp There was a huge turnout this morning as Operation Transformation came to Emo!The show’s doctor, Dr. Sumi was joined by Claire Beakhurst to lead the walk in Emo Court & Parklands and this was part of the nationwide initiative to get active this new year and live a healthier lifestyle.Claire Beakhurst started out the season of Operation Transformation as a leader however she had to pull out of the show due to health reasons.However, that hasn’t stopped her from keeping active and making an effort and there were plenty of locals to keep her company today.The cold didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits so what better way to kick off or continue a healthy lifestyle.Operation Transformation aims to help participants to lose weight and get fit with the expert help of a personal dietician, fitness instructor and psychologist.It airs every Wednesday night on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.Check out the selection of great photos as captured by our photographer Aoife Donovan. Pinterest Pinterest Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin center_img News WhatsApp Previous articleLast minute goal devastates Laois U-20 side as they fall to DublinNext articleIn Pictures: All Ireland football champions Scoil Chríost Rí receive Civic Reception 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. Home News Community In Pictures: Great turnout for Emo’s Operation Transformation walk NewsCommunity By Aedín Dunne – 18th January 2020 TAGSEmo CourtOperation Transformation Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

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National Bank’s stake in African firm ‘credit negative’: Moody’s

first_imgJames Langton The recent announcement that National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA) has taken a minority stake in an African financial firm is seen as credit negative by Moody’s Investors Service, which says that it doesn’t represent a good use of the bank’s capital or management’s attention. Last week, National Bank purchased a 20.9% stake in NSIA Participations, a financial group based Côte d’Ivoire, for an undisclosed sum. Companies National Bank of Canada Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter “The investment is credit negative because it offers little strategic advantage to National Bank’s, reduces an already low capital position and could create future management distractions,” Moody’s says in a new report. The rating agency says that, while the financial details of the transaction were not made public, it does not believe that the deal is financially material to the bank. “However, the transaction is an allocation of capital that does not support — and may dilute — National Bank’s primary credit strengths at a time when National Bank’s first-quarter 2015 common equity Tier 1 ratio of 9.3% is the lowest among Canadian banks,” it says. “Moreover, it signals a trend toward increased exposure to businesses that are geographically remote and could present risk management challenges,” Moody’s adds. Indeed, it notes that this deal is the third similar transaction for the bank in the past several months. Earlier this year, National Bank increased its stake in Cambodia-based ABA Bank to 42% from 30% in a $20 million deal; and, in December 2014, it acquired a 9.5% stake in AfrAsia Bank Ltd., which is based in Mauritius. And, at the same time, Moody’s notes that the bank has reduced its exposure to Canada by trimming its investment in Montreal-based asset manager Fiera Capital Corp. (TSX:FSZ), back in February. The bank retained approximately a 22% stake in Fiera, which Moody’s says “constitutes a source of stable and growing earnings.” Yet, it believes that, “Reducing capital committed to asset management while increasing international minority holdings dilutes NBC’s credit profile.” Moody’s notes that the bank maintains that its expansion into Africa is consistent with its strategy of boosting its international presence through targeted equity acquisitions, as it seeks to diversify beyond its strong base in Quebec, and to gain a foothold in economies with favourable demographics and low financial market penetration rates.last_img read more

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Parents Urged to Report Cases of Carnal Abuse

first_imgParents Urged to Report Cases of Carnal Abuse UncategorizedMay 24, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Children’s Advocate, Mary Clarke, has called on parents and caregivers to comply with the law and report cases of child abuse, warning that failure to do so could result in them being fined or imprisoned.“Comply with the law don’t hide the cases you know about; the law requires compulsory reporting. Failure to comply will attract a fine of $500,000 or six months in prison, while knowingly making a false report attracts a $250,000 fine,” the Children’s Advocate outlined, adding that under the Child Care and Protection Act, cruelty to children attracted a $1 million fine.Mrs. Clarke, who was speaking at the launch of the Bustamante Hospital for Children’s Child Abuse Prevention Campaign at the institution today (May 24), said that at a recent meeting with representatives of the justice system, it was reported that children, who were victims of rape and carnal abuse, often “disappeared” when it was time to appear before the courts.“When the summons are served for them to come to court, they cannot be found; mothers don’t know, guardians don’t know, community members don’t know and after the date of the case, the child reappears. I am calling on you to be responsible citizens,” Mrs. Clarke appealed noting that the practice was “very irresponsible”.“You are protecting abusers, you are helping no one,” she noted further, pointing out that the “very abusers if they are not helped, counseled or treated, will abuse children again, again and again, so when you hide the victims, when you hide witnesses, when you do not allow them to go to court, you are neither helping the victim nor the perpetrator.”Meanwhile, citing crime statistics for 2005, the Children’s Advocate said that 24.2 per cent of the 8,275 victims of the major crimes were children less than 14 years of age, while 53 children, between the ages of 12 to 14 years, were arrested for major crimes including murders.“We have to do something to address this,” she said, pointing to the need for greater awareness of the signs and symptoms of abused children to enable speedy intervention. These signs include sadness, depression, isolation, low self-esteem, lack of trust and poor academic performance.“We have to be able to identify them and have targeted intervention…with parents and guardians”, Mrs. Clarke said, adding that children “in conflict with the law also need special programmes of rehabilitation (to ensure that they do not) end up in adult correctional institutions.”Mrs. Clarke warned that in the absence of interventions for abused children they would “themselves become abusers” noting that “statistics show that many (abusers) were abused. “We have to break the cycle with our intervention”, Mrs. Clarke argued.Public Defender Howard Hamilton in his comments, charged female caregivers and relatives to take the vanguard in protecting their female charges from carnal abuse. “Every caregiver, every relative, every mother of a child, who has suffered in this way, must know who did it.this can no longer continue,” he said.Mr. Hamilton said the carnal abuse of months old female babies by grown men under the misconception that they would be cured of sexual diseases or infections, could not even be described as animalistic behaviour. “I was minded to describe it as men becoming animals but that would be an insult to the animals because animals wouldn’t treat their young like that. It is subhuman for any man to even contemplate”, he said.Policy Consultant with the Education and Youth Ministry, Vivienne Williams Thompson, noted that the alarming trend of abuses against children was cause for grave concern, but pointed out that the “solution to the problems is at the heart of the family and in getting the family to function effectively.”For her part, Senior Medical Officer at the Hospital, Dr. Sonia Thomas, said it was “distressing and saddening that it has become necessary that all who have the welfare of children at heart, have to raise their voices to try and stop the continued abuse of children”.She said all who worked at the hospital could “attest to the steady increase in the numbers of (child) patients suffering from physical, mental and sexual abuse,” lamenting that with the busy schedules, some of the cases of mental abuse, were not being noticed.Statistics reveal that of the 1,674 persons murdered in Jamaica last year, approximately 75 were children, with more than 300 children being murdered over the past five years. This is in addition to 367 cases of rape and 346 cases of carnal abuse in 2005 alone.Since the start of the year, approximately 25 children have been murdered while the Child Abuse Mitigation Project (CAMP Bustamante) has logged 80 cases of sexual and physical abuse. RelatedParents Urged to Report Cases of Carnal Abuse RelatedParents Urged to Report Cases of Carnal Abusecenter_img RelatedParents Urged to Report Cases of Carnal Abuse Advertisementslast_img read more

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Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre facilities ahead of 2023 Canada Winter Games

first_imgCanada and Prince Edward Island invest in Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre facilities ahead of 2023 Canada Winter Games From: Infrastructure CanadaThe health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health. It is having a profound effect on the economy.That is why governments have been taking important and decisive action to support families, businesses and communities from coast to coast to coast.As Prince Edward Island is set to host the Canada Winter Games in 2023, strategic investments in sports and recreation facilities will play a key role in ensuring Islanders are positioned to deliver a world-class event, and create a lasting sporting legacy for the province.Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, and His Worship Edward MacAulay, Mayor of Three Rivers, announced funding to upgrade the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre facilities to accommodate the 2023 Canada Winter Games and future events.This project will improve the player and spectator experience by replacing spectator seating, upgrading the arena sound system, relighting the ice surface with new LED fixtures, and adding accessibility features. The project will also turn to renewable energy with new solar-charged ice maintenance equipment. These upgrades will provide Prince Edward Island with a state-of-the-art facility that will benefit residents for years to come.The Government of Canada is investing $116,000 through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing $109,839 towards total eligible costs for this project and the Town of Three Rivers is investing $77,343.Quotes“This investment to upgrade the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre will both help make sure Islanders can welcome athletes and visitors for the 2023 Canada Winter Games, and also allow folks in our communities to take in sporting events and stay healthy for years to come. Canada’s Infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“Wellness is something that matters to all Islanders – the opportunity to live healthy active lives is crucial to our overall wellbeing. I am excited for these upgrades, especially the solar-charged electric icesurfacer. We are proud to take steps towards creating a more sustainable future for all Islanders.”The Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and EnergyQuick factsThrough the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.$25.3 billion of this funding is supporting social infrastructure in Canadian communities.The Government of Canada has invested more than $367 million in 133 infrastructure projects across Prince Edward Island under the Investing in Canada plan. /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:Accessibility, Canada, Cavendish, community, Defence, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Lawrence, Minister, Myers, renewable, renewable energy, sustainable, veterans, wellbeinglast_img read more

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