Jamaica Makes Progress in Disaster Management

first_imgRelatedJamaica Makes Progress in Disaster Management Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says Jamaica has made significant strides in disaster management and continues to work assiduously to build disaster resilient communities.He was speaking on Wednesday, September 4, at the launch of the 8th Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) held at the Spanish Court hotel in New Kingston.Mr. Arscott informed that as part of efforts to build community resilience, Jamaica has begun the process of revising its Disaster Risk Management Policy to ensure its completeness and to include lessons from past experiences.Also, the country has made progress in advancing the legislative review, which is expected to be implemented before the next hurricane season.The Minister also informed that Jamaica is well advanced in sector mainstreaming, adding that the agriculture, tourism, and education sectors have all developed Disaster Risk Management programmes.“(These programmes) view risk in a more developmental way rather than a matter only for emergency response,” he stated.Additionally, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has established a programme to strengthen the role of local authorities in supporting community resilience building and is also working directly with vulnerable communities in an effort to build their resilience to the effects of natural hazards, in particular, climate risks.Meanwhile, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, said the CDM conference provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the region’s advancement in disaster risk management, in particular, the successful innovations in policy and practice of comprehensive disaster management.“No longer do we have to look further afield to Japan or the United States. We are cultivating those successes here in the Caribbean and we provide a platform for sharing that,” he remarked.He noted further that the event aims to involve multiple stakeholders in the development of a safe, secure and resilient Caribbean region.For his part, Acting Director General, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Richard Thompson, informed that this year’s conference will focus on a wide range of topics aimed at advancing dialogue on ways to solve the region’s problems.The topics for discussion include: public/private partnership towards infrastructural development; disaster risk transfer and risk management; economic and physical development; and social investment and development planning.Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dr. Arun Kashyap, remarked that Jamaica and the Caribbean’s commitment to manage natural disasters as a priority, is commendable.He assured that the United Nations system in Jamaica stands ready to help in strengthening CDM strategies within the framework of resilient and inclusive development and to accelerate progress towards the achievement of Vision 2030.The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is scheduled to take place at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay from December 2 to 6, under the theme: ‘CDM for resilient Development: A Good Investment’. Jamaica Makes Progress in Disaster Management Climate ChangeSeptember 4, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica Makes Progress in Disaster ManagementJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img RelatedJamaicans Need to be More Aware of Climate Change – Minister Pickersgill Story HighlightsJamaica continues to work assiduously to build disaster resilient communitiesJamaica has begun the process of revising its Disaster Risk Management PolicyThe CDM conference provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the region’s advancement in disaster risk management RelatedJamaica Makes Progress in Disaster Management Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott (2nd left), is in light conversation with Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson (2nd right); Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dr. Arun Kashyap (right); and Acting Director General, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Richard Thompson. Occasion was the launch of the 8th Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) held on September 4, at the Spanish Court hotel in New Kingston.last_img read more

Cultural Exchange

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Khan hails from a small village in a city of 2 million people, the largest in the province of Balochistan. He speaks four languages, including Urdo, the national language, and English, which he speaks clearly and articulately despite his protests that it is “very, very bad.” The basis for his interest in the YES program stems from the deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, which soured in recent years, particularly after the 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan. Khan acknowledged that perceptions of the U.S. government tend to be negative in Pakistan, and that his country also has many problems. However, he insisted, “we do like American people,” and he hopes his presentations elucidate any misconceptions locals have about Pakistani and Islamic culture.Khan also drew inspiration to pursue the ambassadorship from the high-profile activism of Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani student who rose to prominence while writing a blog for the BBC under a pseudonym. The blog consisted of journal entries detailing her life under Taliban rule and its attempts to take over the province. She spoke out about the need for women’s rights and access to education. Last year, she was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt, which she narrowly survived and continues to draw the ire of the Taliban.“She was really brave to talk about this,” Khan said.He continues to practice his religion in Whitefish, praying daily, and said his host family is open minded and understanding; they go out of their way to accommodate and respect his beliefs.Khan said he hasn’t encountered any intentionally offensive stereotypes about his culture from American students, but recognizes that some Americans automatically associate Islamic culture with terrorism – “Do I look like a terrorist?” he asked, smiling. He said most Muslims are not extremists and called for diplomatic solutions to terrorism, as well as broader cultural understanding.“I support Islamic ideology, but I am not radical about Islamic ideology,” he said. “Extremist Islamic ideology is not acceptable.”Regarding women’s rights, he said Pakistani women do have rights and access to education, and disputed the notion that because women cover themselves in a hijab or burqa in public, they are being deprived of their rights.He offered the analogy of two candies, one wrapped and one unwrapped, and said the wrapped confection is always preferable because it will not have gotten dirt on it.“It is important for us to dress appropriately,” he said.Khan said he believes the lack of understanding between different cultures and nations is the basis for much of the upheaval in the world, and hopes that by answering questions about Pakistani lifestyle, culture and customs he will help bridge that gap, especially as he realizes “there are a lot of similarities between Pakistan and America.”“I’m not here to defend my government. But I am here to represent my people and my thoughts and ideas,” he said. Bowler Bahlol Khan delivers the ball to batsman Taven Edland as Khan teaches a group of neighborhood friends how to play cricket at Soroptimist Park in Whitefish on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Khan, 16, is an exchange student from Pakistan. He is in the senior class at Whitefish High School. – Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon At first blush, Bahlol Khan has all the earmarks of an average, ordinary teenager.A senior at Whitefish High School, he likes to watch and play sports, just like a lot of American students. He greets his friends by slapping them high-five, eats pizza and has college and a future career on the brain (he’s contemplating both political science and nuclear physics).But unlike his American peers, the 17-year-old exchange student favors the Pakistani version of pizza, which he says is superior. He prefers cricket and soccer to traditional American sports and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, politics, government and culture of his native country, Pakistan – a wealth of information he’s been enthusiastically sharing with scores of Flathead Valley residents since arriving in Montana three months ago.Khan came to America as part of the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, which was established after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to improve communication between the United States and Muslim countries. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of State and provides scholarships for high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations, allowing them to spend a full academic year with a host family in the U.S.Khan’s mission, he says, is to represent Pakistan as an ambassador and educate Americans about Islamic culture while dispelling stereotypes and misconceptions about his country and religion. In doing so, he will also divest himself of misunderstandings he has about American culture.“I hope to clear the stereotypes about my country,” he said. “I wanted to change the perception of other communities about my nation and being an exchange student gave me an opportunity to do that. In addition, it also gave me the chance to learn about others’ cultures.”But Khan is unique, and it’s not his ethnicity that sets him apart from American students, nor his penchant for Pakistani food and sport, nor his religion. Rather, it’s his passion for and commitment to broadening cultural awareness between two countries rife with skewed beliefs about one another.In Pakistan, three common stereotypes about Americans are that “they drink a lot of alcohol, dress in inappropriate clothes and don’t know how to dance,” Khan said.So far, the only pigeonhole that Khan has found to be somewhat true is the lack of dancing skills.“I went to a high school dance and they were just moving their hands,” he said, adding that his father taught him traditional dance at a young age.To accomplish his goal as an emissary, Khan recently delivered more than 30 presentations across the valley in about a week, appearing in classrooms at Muldown Elementary School, Whitefish High School, the Whitefish School Board, Whitefish Middle School, Deer Park School, Kalispell Montessori Elementary, Columbia Falls High School, the Whitefish Library and Flathead Valley Community College. He also gave a cricket demonstration at Soroptimist Park in Whitefish, wielding a cricket bat and ball.Although the national sport of Pakistan is hockey, which Khan’s host family is passionate about, he doesn’t enjoy the sport because he says it lacks discipline. Cricket is the most popular game in Pakistan, and while Khan plays soccer he is a cricket fanatic – particularly because Pakistan’s soccer team has had little success.“Our soccer team, it sucks,” he said. “I am not proud of my soccer team but I am very, very proud of my cricket team.”During his events and presentations, he wears his traditional cultural dress, a white garb called a “shalwar kameez,” which consists of baggy pants that taper at the ankles and a shirt that hangs down to the knees. At a recent presentation to FVCC’s Global Friends student club, where he drew praise for his thorough summation of Pakistani culture and history, he also proudly donned a sport jacket bearing a YES youth ambassadorship lapel pin, which displays the American and Pakistani flags in tandem.The YES program operates in 42 countries, and Pakistan sends the most ambassadors. The program officially launched in Pakistan in 2003 in an effort to expand communication and promote mutual understanding and respect. Since then, over 611 Pakistani students have completed the YES program.Khan’s host parents are Henry and Essie Roberts, who decided to host an exchange student after their son befriended a YES student at Whitefish High and encouraged his parents to look into the program.“I’m amazed at what a great experience it has been,” Essie Roberts said.“Living with him has really given me a lot of perspective and understanding about what life is like in such a place,” Henry Roberts said. 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Charity Energy Action revisiting Tory Island today

first_img Energy Action is celebrating 21 years in exsistence today, and as part of their anniversary celebrations they are revisiting Tory Island.21 years ago Energy Action lauched their first pilot project on the Island.As part of that project homes were insulated on the island.General Manager of Energy Action, Charlie Roarty, says the charity are back on Tory Island today to see the work their project achieved.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/charli1.mp3[/podcast] Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleMan killed in Donegal hotel window fall namedNext articleSean Dolans football ground in Creggan is closed because of anti-social behaviour News Highland By News Highland – June 22, 2010 center_img News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Charity Energy Action revisiting Tory Island today Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

Dail gathering to pass emergency legislation

first_img Dail gathering to pass emergency legislation Pinterest Twitter Google+ By News Highland – March 19, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook The Dáil will sit for the third time later to pass emergency legislation to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.However, just a third of TDs have been asked to come to Leinster House to allow for social distancing in the Dáil chamber.The Dáil is expected to approve drastic new laws aimed at tackling the coronavirus.They include allowing the government to detain people who have the virus and refuse to self isolate and allowing the government to shut down mass gatherings.It also gives a legal footing to the enhanced welfare supports for people who’s jobs have been hit.The measures are meant to stay in place until May 9th – but can be extended by the government.Some opposition TDs and civil liberties groups have called for a very clear end point or sunset clause to be set down in the legislation, given its restrictive nature.Only around 50 of the 160 TDs will attend the Dáil today to limit the spread of the virus and social distancing will apply in the Dáil chamber.11 TDs each will be allowed from Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin – with smaller numbers for the other parties and groups of independents.Yesterday Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil met to discuss policy, though the conversation largely focused on Covid-19.They are due to meet again today and tomorrow – although neither side expects much progress given the scale of the coronavirus outbreak.Fine Gael will hold its parliamentary party meeting by teleconference when the Taoiseach is expected to update the partySD WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Previous articleClosure of schools in north will have long-term impact – FosterNext articleDonegal has less than five confirmed cases of coronavirus News Highland WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

New Euro parliament seats may be used for NI based Irish citizens – Harkin

first_img Previous article25 people waiting for a bed at LUHNext articleDramatic rise in number of patients awaiting outpatient procedures at LUH News Highland Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th New Euro parliament seats may be used for NI based Irish citizens – Harkin DL Debate – 24/05/21 Discussions are continuing about the re-distribution of twenty two of the seventy three UK seats in the European Parliament among some of the remaining EU countries, two of which would go to Ireland.Midlands NW MEP Marian Harkin says one issue being discussed is representation for people north of the border. However, she is stressing nothing has been decided………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/mharkseats.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – September 13, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitterlast_img read more

Fire service believe Omagh gorse fire started deliberately

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service believe a gorse fire in Omagh yesterday was deliberately started.It took 56 firefighters most of yesterday to bring the blaze at Barony Road, Mountfield under control after first being alerted at 10am.A total of 7 fire appliances, a water tanker and a high volume pump were deployed to tackle the fire.A spokesperson from the fire service has appealed to anyone involved in starting such fires to cease immediately as they say it’s important unnecessary pressures are not put on emergency services during this national emergency. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Previous articleDonegal has one of highest burglary rates in IrelandNext articleGlenties & Fintown Covid-19 Response group here to help News Highland Google+ Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – April 17, 2020 Twitter Facebook Fire service believe Omagh gorse fire started deliberately Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Premium / CMA CGM’s swoop to take nearly 25% of CEVA is ‘a banker’s dream’

first_img Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium New Premium subscriber REGISTER A banker’s dream, when he leads a challenging deal that aims for a top-end valuation, is to be able to share news with his investors that could render it a deal to remember.So, can you imagine what kind of boost the arrangers of an IPO can get when a listing is launched along with the announcement that a trade buyer is snapping up a large stake in the business?Enter CMA CGM and CEVA Logistics: quite simply, today’s announcement that the ocean … By Alessandro Pasetti 20/04/2018 << Go back Reset Your Password Please Login Forgotten your password? Please click here Please either REGISTER or login below to continuecenter_img LOGIN Email* Email* © Hieronymusukkel & CEVA Premium subscriber LOGIN Password* Resetlast_img read more

Midtown Alliance Wants You To Enjoy Lunch Outside

first_img With the nice spring weather in full effect, you might be tempted to play hooky … or, at least, take your lunch outside.The Midtown Alliance is hoping you’ll do just that.The nonprofit organization’s Lunchbox Entertainment Series is hosting performances and a catered lunch from Empire State South on the lawn of the Margaret Mitchell House on Thursdays through the spring.“We want people to meet others who live in Midtown, others who work in Midtown,” says Philip Rafshoon, Midtown Alliance’s director of member engagement. (Photos courtesy of the Midtown Alliance)“[Midtown] is one of the most thriving districts in the country,” the Alliance’s director of member engagement, Philip Rafshoon, tells “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes. “It’s a walkable area, it’s a center for arts, and it’s a great place where you can live, work and play without ever having to get in a car.”Midtown Alliance has partnered with several organizations in the community for the events, presenting improv comedy from Whole World Theatre and actors from the Alliance Theatre’s upcoming production of “Ride the Cyclone.”“We want people to meet others who live in Midtown, others who work in Midtown,” Rafshoon says, “and really create that bond of why they’re in Midtown — the great things that can happen when they’re in the area. This is a way to get the cultural centers right in the center of the district, where there’s people walking around at Peachtree and 10th every day.”You can find a full list of events here. They are all free and open to the public. 7:53 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List For Whom The Bell Rings Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories Theatre Emory’s ‘Labzik: Tales Of A Clever Pup’ Described As The Yiddish Version Of Lassielast_img read more

Jamal Khashoggi – Award for Courageous Journalism

first_img Deadline: 15 January,2019Open to: all journalists globallyBenefits: five investigative journalistic projects with a maximum amount of 5000 U.S. dollars each will be supportedDescriptionThreats, attacks, government oppression, a stubborn glass ceiling, accusations of fake news and a growing mistrust of the media all threaten press freedom around the world. Journalists often feel the greatest brunt of these attacks. In fact, at least 49 journalists have been killed for their work so far in 2018. Jamal Khashoggi Award (“JKA”) for Courageous Journalism shows people that journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognized for their strength in the face of adversity.The Award honors the brave journalists who expose abuse of power and corruption, share difficult truths, discuss taboo topics, and work in hostile environments. The JKA also recognize the pioneers who knocked down barriers to make it possible for people all over the world to find their voices and make themselves heard. For true Democracy to work, there must be a Free Press and we ask for your support.EligibilityThe grant is intended for journalists and writers who are working on investigative projects related to human rights violations, women’s rights, human and sex trafficking, corruption and abuse of power, and climate change impact. Freelance or permanently employed individual journalists, or small teams of journalists can apply. Applicants must be published journalists with at least 2 years professional experience and a track record of prior publications. Applicants with no experience may be considered.Journalists who are not older than 35 years and who live and work as journalists are eligible to participate until the 15th January 2019.BenefitsThe Jamal Khashoggi Award grants by Inti Raymi Fund will support five investigative journalistic projects with a maximum amount of 5000 U.S. dollars each; to cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, and equipment rental.  (USD2,500 upfront and USD2,500 upon completion and publishing of the story)How to apply?For the whole list of requirements about the application process, please visit the official website. +1 LinkedIn 0 Tweet Share 0 Reddit Jamal Khashoggi – Award for Courageous Journalismcenter_img December 26, 2018 Published by Leonarda ← Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow for Education for Sustainable Peace Similar Stories Pocket The TU Berlin Summer University Scholarships for International Students →last_img read more


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Priorto appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof ofyour identity and authorization to work in the United States.GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IXemployer.Applicants who are protected under the Americans with DisabilitiesAct and who require accommodations for completing the applicationprocess or interviewing should notify the Human ResourcesDepartment by calling (619) 644-7679.Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprintclearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will berequired. To apply, visit https://gcccd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/gcccdcareers/job/San-Diego-County—Grossmont-College/ADMINISTRATIVE-ASSISTANT-III_R-01204. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-collegedistrict in eastern San Diego County, has been providing ahigh-quality education to the region since Grossmont College openedits doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. Thedistrict is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities thatit serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the regionthrough its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students andalumni.The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with astudent population representing a broad variety of backgrounds,ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. Thedistrict strives to provide an educational environment that fosterscultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect thatultimately also benefits the global community.The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a widerange of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that havebecome well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for itstop-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing andAllied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is knownfor its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture,Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technologyprograms.jeid-9e60f76a1cd71047a640808875fb24cflast_img read more