10 things to look forward to in London in 2017

Forget 2016; here’s what you need to look forward to in London in 20171. Nordic Matters Festival, Southbank CentreThe Southbank Centre is planning to explore all things Nordic through 2017, with some scandi-tastic special events. 10 things to look forward to in London in 2017 More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Yes, ‘Mail Rail The Ride’ is coming, and we’re excited.7. Pink Floyd at the V&AThe V&A will be hoping for another blockbuster along the same lines as David Bowie Is… with their show for summer 2017. Share The theme for 2017 is the Silk Road, with Europe, Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China all represented. Look out, too, for the funfair, ice rink, and new VR experience that’ll see you running round Chiswick House’s grounds… with dinosaurs.Magical Lantern Festival, Chiswick House Gardens, 19 January-26 February Robots, Science Museum, 8 February-3 September whatsapp Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains will chronicle the music, design and staging of the enduring band, from their debut in the 60s through to the present day.The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at the V&A runs from 13 May8. 20th Anniversary of the first Harry Potter book26 June 2017 marks 20 years since the first Harry Potter book went on sale. Expect plenty of celebratory shenanigans across London, as publishers Bloomsbury and other connected parties aim to get in on the hype.From October, there’ll be a special exhibition on The Magic of Harry Potter at the British Library; the first of its kind celebrating a single series of books by a living author. We’re sure this is just the beginning. Stay tuned for more Harry Potter goodness at the anniversary moves closer.Harry Potter’s London9. IAAF and the IPC Athletics World Championships245 events over 20 days featuring 3,300 athletes from around the globe. The Summer of World Athletics at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be the biggest sporting event of 2017. Tickets for the IPC events start from £10; while you can see IAAF action for £20. It may well be Usain Bolt’s final professional appearance in our city.World ParaAthletics Championships, 14-23 July; IAAF World Championships, 4-13 August10. Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre2017 is looking like quite a packed year for fans of blockbuster theatre shows.Sheena Easton is headed to the West End for the first time in 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; while you can see Jane Asher in An American In Paris; and Imelda Staunton will be ranting in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Harold Pinter Theatre.Then there’s new musicals like a Bat Out of Hell, the musical, at the Coliseum in the summer, as well as not one, but two Gary Barlow musicals opening in London (The Girls, and Finding Neverland)…Plus David Tennant is back in the West End playing Don Juan, while Jude Law stars at the Barbican in Obsession, and Daniel Radcliffe celebrates the show that made Tom Stoppard famous with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.But the thing is, it doesn’t really matter if you’re Doctor Who, Dr Watson, or Harry Potter, there’s only one theatre show that’s going to steal all the limelight in 2017, and that’s this: (Source: Getty)3. Robots at the Science MuseumThe Science Museum is going robot-mad in 2017, exploring the 500-year long story of humanoid robots.They’ll be displaying more than 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk, to robots from science fiction, and those working in modern-day research labs. Visit, and you could find yourself interacting with some of the 12 fully-working robots on display. 2017 marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, so expect various shows, exhibitions and special events to honour the occasion.There’s already a British Library show called Jane Austen Among Family And Friends planned for January, and an exhibition at the House of Illustration in February.6. A New Postal Museum, ClerkenwellWhen it opens in mid-2017, London’s new Postal Museum will be more than a venue dedicated to showing off the unique history of our postal service (from Henry VIII through to pages of priceless Penny Black stamps, and, er, massive cats); it’ll also contain a 15-minute ride through a miniature underground railway. Londonist whatsapp 4. Secret Cinema Brings Paris to LondonLondon’s love for interactive theatrical experiences shows no sign of abating. As well as Alice’s Adventures Underground returning to The Vaults, Secret Cinema is back in 2017 with Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning Moulin Rouge, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.Expect all the usual SC goodness, this time transporting you back to the sexy, seedy 1890s Paris, and down the into the treacherous alleyways and dancehalls of Montmartre during the Belle Epoque.Secret Cinema presents Moulin Rouge! From 14 February5. Jane Austen 200 Friday 6 January 2017 2:09 pm Think Moomins, Lego, hygge, saunas and gastronomic treats like cinnamon buns, pickling and curing — alongside the most inspiring and intriguing of Nordic art, mythology, literature and music.The programme looks at the Nordics’ reputation as world-leaders in their approach to play, children and young people, gender equality and sustainability — and asks what the UK might learn from our northern neighbours.Nordic Matters, Southbank Centre, from 13 January throughout the year2. Magical Lantern Festival, Chiswick HouseHurrah! Last year’s stunning Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House is back.Just as the rest of London’s Christmas lights are put into storage, the grounds of Chiswick House are set alight with gorgeous illuminated sculptures. The hip-hop musical about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton is one of Broadway’s most successful shows ever.It’ll open at the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in late 2017, perhaps November, and will star original cast member Lin-Manuel Miranda alongside homegrown talent. If you want to know if all the hype is worth it, you’ll need to grab a seat when they go on sale early in the new year: 30 January 2017.This article originally appeared on Londonist read more

Don’t play FTSE with your reputation

first_imgThis has completely revolutionised the role of chief executives in the modern media age and placed much more emphasis on the importance of maintaining a healthy reputation. Armed with these facts, savvy spenders can make an assessment of how ethical a business is when deciding whether they’re going to support it or not – including the behaviour of its top executives.Anyone who has seen hashtags such as #BoycottUnited, #BoycottStarbucks or #BoycottUber on Twitter will know what happens when the virtual pitchforks and torches come out, and how bad news does indeed travel fast. If they don’t pay attention to this, they’re building their reputation on sand.Consequently, when a CEO makes a mistake, particularly one of an ethical nature – such as taking a massive bonus while customers are struggling with the effects of austerity – the resulting reputational crisis can affect the share price, and even the confidence people have in the board. If Twitter had existed when Gerald Ratner dropped himself in it in 1991, the company would have been dead in the water within hours, instead of weeks.This is why, more than ever, chief executives need to behave ethically – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because, thanks to the power of social media, the consequences for not doing so can be swift. Friday 28 September 2018 5:32 pm whatsapp FIGURES FROM THE High Pay Centre recently revealed that salaries for the highest-paid chief executives in the UK have risen six times faster than that of the nation’s workers. whatsapp This story isn’t new – earlier this year I remember reading how FTSE 100 bosses earned more in three days than a typical worker will receive in an entire year – and people are rightly angry about what seems to be a feeding frenzy at the top of the food chain while increasing numbers are having to rely on food banks.What these CEOs fail to realise, however, is that these stories are more than just ‘bad press’ – they are incredibly damaging and can have real consequences for a company’s share price.To explain, even as recently as two decades ago, a chief executive could choose which information to release. He could write something for the shareholders’ newsletter, something else for the customer newsletter, something else for the staff newsletter, something else for the regulator, and then something else for the media.It was possible not only to optimise the message for each particular audience, but he could also keep other things secret. No one would ever find out about his affair with Mr So-and-so’s wife down the road, what he really thinks about his product (the so-called “Ratner Effect”) – or his salary details.However, thanks to social media – and specifically the ability to share data – CEOs aren’t able to segment audiences any more, and they certainly can’t control what information makes it into the public domain. So, if you are a chief executive on Twitter today, everyone, including employees, regulators, journalists, customers and your competition, has access to that information.center_img Paul BlanchardPaul Blanchard is founder of global reputation management practice Right Angles, host of the Media Masters podcast and author of Fast PR Share Tags: Company FTSE 100 Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost Fun Don’t play FTSE with your reputation last_img read more

Forest Service official says fighting Lower 48 wildfires is cutting into Alaska forest services

first_imgEnvironment | Federal Government | Juneau | Southeast | Syndicated | TimberForest Service official says fighting Lower 48 wildfires is cutting into Alaska forest servicesFebruary 24, 2018 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:Idaho’s 2016 Pioneer Fire is one of an increasing number of wildfires in national forests. The cost of fighting such blazes is cutting into other U.S. Forest Service programs, including those in Alaska. (Photo courtesy National Forest Service)Wildfires in the Lower 48 are affecting what the federal government can do in the Tongass and other national forests.U.S. Forest Service Associate Deputy Chief Chris French told Southeast Alaska leaders his agency is spending more and more money on firefighting.“We’ve seen 8,000 positions across the agency that we have essentially shifted from either providing services, forest management (or) recreation management to fire suppression,” he said.French said firefighting is expected use up about 60 percent of the Forest Service budget within a few years. That’s three to four times what it was 15 years ago.He said his agency is also spending more time and money responding to floods, droughts, diseases and insect infestations. He didn’t speak about climate change, but many scientists have said that’s the reason behind such extreme events.French addressed the Southeast Conference Mid Session Summit in Juneau earlier this month.He also said he’s looking at ways to speed up the agency’s permitting process. He said it has a backlog of more than 6,600 special use permits.“This includes permitting outfitter guides, folks that are coming to us asking for access to mines or permitting ski areas or even range allotment permits” he said.He said the agency is looking at excluding more types of projects from extensive environmental assessments. That will include an analysis of prior reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act.Share this story:last_img read more

2020 Remembered: Laois woman bravely opens up about impact of life-changing explosion while serving for the Defence Forces

first_img Electric Picnic WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook She has bravely opened up about what happened to her, her treatment when she returned home and how she lives everyday trying to honour the life of the civilian that was lost in 1998. Read her story below:Starting off I hope to God that the Irish Army are way better equipped to help their soldiers who come home from overseas suffering from PTSD and Physical trauma than they were when I experienced the explosion 22 years ago.Sadly from what I have read over recent times the government has a lot of work to do, acknowledging the value of their own military personal and the quality of life that they are living.As I now sit here trying to recover from my third major spinal surgery in 4 years, a direct effect from the explosion in Bosnia in 1998.There are many wrongs that occurred after my accident on how the military handled things but one of these in particular that has deeply bothered me all these years is the treatment I received at the hands of my Commanding Officer back in the Curragh Camp.The officer treated me like I was the lowest of the low human being at a time where inside I was crying out for help.One of the issues was that I had to inform him right after my visit to the military doctor just months after the incident had happened that I was not capable of completing my upcoming yearly P.T test. (Physical Test).This totally enraged him and I had to stand in front of him as he berated me screaming and cursing. I was litreally told by him to get my F-ing arse back down to that F-ing doctor as he slammed his fist onto his desk and ordered me to have it back to him in F-ing writing on his F-ing desk before he was finished his F-ing lunch.Also arrogantly reminding me that he was told my injuries were only superficial with a big smirk on his face.Physically I had shrapnel removed from my legs and some that could not be removed and continued having awful back & neck pain that I still suffer from to this very day.I also was struggling with depression but I tried to continue to work as normal trying to hide it from everyone, I was falling apart inside and suffering what I later was told was PTSD.My family and close friends were all too aware of how bad things really were getting with my mental health at that time, I wasn’t able to fool them. I was finally put on sick leave but I knew in my heart that I was never going to return to the job I had absolutely loved.I had so many great memories especially from the days in the 3rd Infantry Battalion. I was so privileged to have worked with some of the best people.My military police friends in Bosnia were great and my Section leader Sergeant Gregory Callan was one of the fairest and most supportive people to work under. I will always be a soldier at heart and the camaraderie will always be there among us all.The military medical care here in the USA have been great to me over the past twenty years with countless tests,treatments and physical therapy.I’m working over the last 6 years with a Pain Management Specialist who makes it possible for me to get through each day living with Chronic Pain, most recently my spinal surgeries.I will always have survivors guilt as one young man did not survive the explosion that day, I owe it to him to make the most out of my life.I am so grateful to be alive and to have my two wonderful daughters, also my husband who is a very proud retired US military veteran.Without him and his understanding of what I was dealing with I don’t know where I would be today. All these years later I’m still a work in progress!Mulic Amir I think of you every day, I know you are in Heaven and I hope your families pain and grief has greatly lessened over the years.Thank you Mom Dad & family for all the support you gave me during that terrible time.Proud of you my brother Noel Coss and nephew Adam Coss serving the same battalion as me.SEE ALSO – For more 2020 Remembered stories, click here Electric Picnic TAGS2020 Remembered Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home We Are Laois 2020 Remembered: Laois woman bravely opens up about impact of life-changing explosion… We Are Laois Electric Picnic Twitter Cpl Lorraine was serving as a Military Policewoman at Ilibza barracks in Sarajevo when she became the first Irish female solder to be injured overseas. In April 1998, at the height of the Bosnian war, a civilian handed in a box of grenades to the barracks where Lorraine was overseeing the handing in of munitions by the warring sides. As he put the ordnance into a purpose-built pit, the box exploded, sending shrapnel flying in all directions. The civilian was killed while Lorraine, along with two Norwegian soldiers, were seriously injured. Lorraine was evacuated to the German military hospital at nearby Rajlovac where she had shrapnel removed from her legs and back. However, the injuries that Lorraine received were severe. In the 22 years since, she has battled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain and undergone three major spinal surgeries.  By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th December 2020 Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp In July, one Laois woman told us about her traumatic experience while serving for the Irish Defence Forces.A Laois woman has bravely opened up about the harrowing details of the injuries she sustained following an explosion while serving for the Irish Defence Forces. Lorraine Coss-Tuemler, who is originally from Mountmellick but now lives in Southern Maryland in the USA, was seriously injured on a peace keeping mission in Bosnia in 1998.  Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Previous article2020 Remembered: Developer withdraws application to build 262 new homes in PortlaoiseNext articleIntroducing the 2020 LaoisToday Senior Camogie Team of the Year LaoisToday Reporter 2020 Remembered: Laois woman bravely opens up about impact of life-changing explosion while serving for the Defence Forceslast_img read more

FSB seeks to strengthen regulation of shadow banking

Shadow banking under the microscope post-pandemic: FSB The Financial Stability Board (FSB) Monday published an initial set of policy recommendations to strengthen oversight and regulation of the shadow banking system. The global oversight group has been concerned about the lack of regulation of the so-called “shadow banking system” since the financial crisis. The primary worry is that shadow banking, which the FSB describes as credit intermediation involving entities outside the regular banking system, can represent an unknown systemic risk. LIBOR, innovation and shadow banking top FSB agenda Related news James Langton “Like banks, a leveraged and maturity-transforming shadow banking system can be vulnerable to ‘runs’ and generate contagion risk, thereby amplifying systemic risk,” the FSB says. “Such activity, if unattended, can also heighten procyclicality by accelerating credit supply and asset price increases during surges in confidence, while making precipitate falls in asset prices and credit more likely by creating credit channels vulnerable to sudden losses of confidence.” It notes that these risks became evident during the crisis with the disruption of asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) markets; the failure of the originate-to-distribute model employing structured investment vehicles (SIVs) and conduits; runs on money market funds; and a sudden reappraisal of the terms on which securities lending and repos were conducted. “But whereas banks are subject to a well-developed system of prudential regulation and other safeguards, the shadow banking system is typically subject to less stringent, or no, oversight arrangements,” it notes. The FSB says that the objective of its work is to ensure that shadow banking is subject to appropriate oversight and regulation to address bank-like risks to financial stability, without curtailing sustainable non-bank financing models. According to the FSB, shadow banking grew rapidly before the crisis, from an estimated $26 trillion in 2002 to $62 trillion in 2007. It has continued to increase since then, although at a slower pace, it says, to $67 trillion at the end of 2011. And, while data on the shadow banking sector is improving, it says that “further improvements are needed in jurisdictions that still lack granular data to adequately capture the magnitude and nature of risks in the shadow banking system.” The FSB’s recommendations focus on five specific areas where it believes policies are needed to mitigate the potential systemic risks, in order to: to mitigate the spill-over effect between the regular banking system and the shadow banking system; reduce the susceptibility of money market funds to ‘runs’; mitigate systemic risks posed by other entities in addition to money market funds; align the incentives associated with securitization; and, dampen risks and pro-cyclical incentives associated with secured financing contracts and securities lending that may exacerbate funding strains. To that end, the group published a trio of reports today. One report sets out its overall approach to shadow banking issues and provides an overview of its recommendations. A second report proposes a high-level policy framework; and, the third report makes 13 recommendations to enhance transparency, strengthen regulation of securities financing transactions, and improve market structure. It also notes that the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) will develop policy recommendations for mitigating the spill-over between the traditional banking world and the shadow banks by mid-2013. The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has established its final policy recommendations to deal with money market funds and securitization risks. Comments on the FSB’s reports are due by January 14, 2013. Keywords Shadow bankingCompanies Financial Stability Board Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Prior to the pandemic, shadow banking was surging read more

Case Supporting 4-H Activities in Portland

first_imgCase Supporting 4-H Activities in Portland UncategorizedMarch 11, 2006 RelatedCase Supporting 4-H Activities in Portland RelatedCase Supporting 4-H Activities in Portland RelatedCase Supporting 4-H Activities in Portlandcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland, has been providing valuable support to the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, as that organization continues to mould the lives of young Jamaicans to make them into responsible and independent citizens.Over the years, CASE has functioned as a training facility for the Portland 4-H Club, providing two acres of land on the eastern side of the campus for agricultural training for clubbites in preparation for the annual parish achievement day exercise, as well as for their own professional development.The land has been planted with breadfruit, pimento, naseberry and other tree crops, with the maintenance being done by the college.CASE also serves as the venue for the parish achievement day, which this year, will feature 21 competitive events and a number of sporting and demonstration activities.Linton Barnes, Manager of Field Services and Economic Development at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, expressed his organisation’s gratitude to CASE for its contribution to the development of clubbities in Portland.He told JIS News, that the training provided by the college, complemented other development initiatives such as the poultry distribution and school garden projects.According to Mr. Barnes, these projects served to develop the skills of the clubbites and achieve significant earnings for the clubs in the parish.John Lamey, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at CASE, told JIS News that the college was pleased to be able to provide the support, noting that the farm established by the cubbities, was also a valuable training ground for students of the college. Advertisementslast_img read more

Ministry of National Security awards scholarships to children of Police Officers

first_imgRelatedMinistry of National Security awards scholarships to children of Police Officers RelatedMinistry of National Security awards scholarships to children of Police Officers Ministry of National Security awards scholarships to children of Police Officers UncategorizedNovember 9, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Fifty (50) young persons attending a number of tertiary institutions in Jamaica were this afternoon presented with scholarships awarded to them by the Ministry of National Security and Police Federation.The scholarships are awarded to children of police personnel in three categories: those killed in the line of duty, those who were injured/disabled while on the job, and serving members.The scholarships are valued at One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars each per year during the duration of the course of study at any approved tertiary institution.Minister of National Security, Derrick Smith, who addressed the awards ceremony, said efforts will be made to increase incrementally, the number of scholarships awarded each year.Mr. Smith lauded the joint effort between the Ministry of National Security and the Police Federation to assist in the education of the children of police personnel, and gave the commitment that the programme will continue.The National Security Minister made an appeal to the scholarship recipients to consider joining the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the future; however he told them that the force they are being asked to join will not be the Constabulary Force that presently exists.Mr. Smith said the force that now exists needs improvement, and his administration is committed to improving the organisation, not only in terms of the development of individuals through increased training, but also improvement at the level of earnings of individuals within the JCF.He added that there will be improvements in working conditions, noting that within a few weeks, repair work will start on some police stations.In congratulating the scholarship recipients, Minister Smith also commended their parents and guardians noting the importance of their roles and responsibilities in guiding the students through the educational system and setting good examples for them.The minister noted that poor parenting has been identified as one of the contributing factors to youngsters going in the wrong direction and developing anti-social behaviour.Mr. Smith also pointed to the mix of male and female students, saying he was heartened at this showing as it is well known there is a tremendous imbalance of males and females at the tertiary level.center_img RelatedMinistry of National Security awards scholarships to children of Police Officers Advertisementslast_img read more

Minister Guilbeault Announces Reappointment of Chair of Canadian Museum of Nature

first_imgMinister Guilbeault Announces Reappointment of Chair of Canadian Museum of Nature From: Canadian HeritageThe Government of Canada announces the reappointment of Judith Anne LaRocque as Chair of the Canadian Museum of NatureThe Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the reappointment of Judith Anne LaRocque as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature for a three-year term, beginning December 14, 2020.Ms. LaRocque, of Hawkesbury, Ontario, has extensive and diverse work experience within the Government of Canada. In 2000, she was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and became Deputy Minister in 2002. She subsequently served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, and more recently, as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.Ms. LaRocque received a Master of Arts in Public Administration (1992) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1979) from Carleton University. She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors from the Rotman School at McGill University. The Clerk of the Privy Council recognized Ms. LaRocque with the 2010 Public Service Award of Excellence for her outstanding contribution and personal commitment to public service and for the coordination of the federal government’s participation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada’s national museum of natural history and sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature’s past, present and future.Quotes“I am happy to announce the reappointment of Ms. LaRocque as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature. The museum is a fascinating place where we can discover natural treasures and increase our knowledge of and appreciation and respect for the natural world. It is composed of world-renowned research scientists, collection specialists, education and multimedia specialists and innovators. I know that Ms. LaRocque will continue to use her expertise, knowledge and unique perspectives to provide dynamic and forward-thinking leadership to the museum.”-The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage “On behalf of the staff and volunteers of the Canadian Museum of Nature, I congratulate Judith LaRocque on her reappointment as Chair of the Board of Trustees and I thank her for agreeing to serve another term. Judith has brought her senior executive, board leadership and board governance experience to her role as Board Chair, which has served the Museum well. As President and CEO, I look forward to continuing to work with her in support of her role as Chair of the Board of Trustees.”-Meg Beckel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Museum of Nature Quick factsThe Canadian Museum of Nature’s Board of Trustees consists of a Chair, a Vice-Chair and up to nine other trustees to be appointed by the minister with the approval of the Governor in Council.In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach respects the principle of diversity and is based on an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. It results in the recommendation of competent candidates who reflect Canadian diversity.As they become available, all appointment opportunities within the 16 organizations in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted on the Governor in Council appointments website. Those interested can apply online. /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:Ambassador, Canada, Commission, corporate, education, federal government, Government, Hawkesbury, McGill University, Minister, Paris, President, research, Scientists, telecommunications, universitylast_img read more

Financial support for businesses – Covid-19

first_imgFinancial support for businesses – Covid-19 Financial and other support for businesses due to the current Covid-19 lockdown situation can be found here:https://covid19.govt.nz/business-work-and-money/financial-support/financial-support-for-businesses/This support includes:Support for employers of people connected to Auckland COVID-19 casesCOVID-19 Resurgence Support PaymentCOVID-19 Short-term Absence PaymentCOVID-19 Leave Support SchemeWage subsidy schemesBusiness Finance Guarantee schemeBusiness cash flow and tax measuresSmall Business Cashflow Loan SchemeInsolvency relief for businessesCOVID-19 commercial lease dispute servicesApprenticeship Boost initiativeThe BusinessNZ Network Covid-19 adviceline for businesses is:Phone 0800 500 362 (North Island)Phone 0800 50 50 96 (South Island) /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:apprenticeship, Auckland, business, BusinessNZ, cash, covid-19, dispute, finance, Government, loan, lockdown, Small Business, taxlast_img read more

Desalination Order To Secure Our Water Supply For 2021

first_imgDesalination Order To Secure Our Water Supply For 2021 VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government has ordered 125 gigalitres from the Victorian Desalination Plant in Wonthaggi to secure Melbourne’s water supply for our growing population.The order is the same as 2019 and 2020 and won’t result in any increase to typical water bills for Melbourne households – which are already among the lowest in the country.In deciding the size of the order Acting Minister for Water Richard Wynne considered current water storage conditions, projected water demands, future climate conditions, risk of system spill and the balance between securing supply and keeping bills stable.High rainfall in key catchments since the last order has helped boost Melbourne’s water storages to 72 per cent – which has reduced the water order from the previously forecast 150 gigalitres to 125 gigalitres.With predicted drier conditions ahead and the underlying trend of declining storage levels, this order will help build a storage buffer to prepare Victoria for drier years to come.The Victorian Desalination plant underpins water security for Melbourne and surrounding regions including Geelong and Ballarat. More than 300 gigalitres of desalinated water has been produced and delivered to the Melbourne system since the first order for water from the desalination plant was placed in 2016.The desalination plant is becoming more and more critical to Victoria’s water security with average rainfall continuing to fall and demand outstripping rainfall by more than 70 gigalitres a year – this gap is set to grow byAs stated by Acting Minister for Water Richard Wynne“We need to build a buffer to make sure storages don’t reach critically low levels. Desal makes sure we can do that without water restrictions.”“Water bills will not increase due to this water order. There will be no additional charges for this year’s water order passed on to consumers.”“We are using more water and demand is outstripping supply. The desal plant makes up the difference, ensuring we have enough water to meet growing demand.” /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:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Ballarat, climate, desalination, future, Geelong, Government, meet, Melbourne, Minister, security, Victoria, Water, water storage, Wonthaggilast_img read more