Man shot dead by armed police in Streatham, South London

first_img Josh Martin Man shot dead by armed police in Streatham, South London Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter: “Thank you to all emergency services responding to the incident in Streatham, which the police have now declared as terrorism-related”. Thank you to all emergency services responding to the incident in Streatham, which the police have now declared as terrorism-related. My thoughts are with the injured and all those affected.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) February 2, 2020 Met Police said the incident had been declared as ‘terrorist-related’ (Getty Images) The circumstances surrounding the incident are being assessed and it has been “declared as terrorist-related”, the Met said on Twitter. Sunday 2 February 2020 6:12 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com A second victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene before being taken to hospital, while a third has been taken to hospital is not in a life-threatening condition.  A man has been shot dead by armed officers in Streatham in South London, following an incident that police described as terror-related. The Met said there that three people were known to have been injured in the attack, with one in hospital in a life-threatening condition. Police are in the process of informing their family.  whatsapp Khan urged anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the police by calling 101. A Western security source said the incident was related to Islamist miltancy, Reuters reported.  Share “Terrorists seek to divide us and to destroy our way of life – here in London we will never let them succeed.” “My thoughts are with the injured and all those affected,” he added. #INCIDENT A man has been shot by armed officers in #Streatham. At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed. The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related. Please follow @metpoliceuk for updates— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 2, 2020 The Metropolitan Police said a number of people had been stabbed in Streatham, and later confirmed that the man who had been shot at around 2pm was dead. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ In a statement, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “I am in close contact with the Met Commissioner and local representatives, and want to thank our police, security and emergency services staff for their swift and courageous response. They truly are the best of us.last_img read more

Transport for London ‘in line for Tube bailout’

first_imgWednesday 22 April 2020 12:00 pm (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Transport for London ‘in line for Tube bailout’ Local transport systems were not covered by the protections the government has already implemented to guard the UK’s transport operators. He said: “We’re struggling. We are eating into our reserves. We are in conversation with the government with regards to supporting us through a grant.”  (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Transport for London ‘in line for Tube bailout’ Urban transport operators including Tube operator Transport for London are in line for government bailout as the complete collapse in passenger numbers due to coronavirus raised questions over their survival. whatsapp Listen to our daily City View podcast as we chart the economic fallout and business impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A Department for Transport spokesperson said: “We are aware of the challenges faced by light rail operators, and continue to work closely with the sector and local authorities on the best solution for passengers”. The Financial Times reported that Whitehall officials said that emergency funding could be released by the end of the week following negotiations. TfL described the current situation as the most serious financial crisis it had ever faced. Tags: Transport for London whatsapp Tube operator TfL said that total revenue had dropped by over 90 per cent due to the policy.center_img Speaking to the BBC, London mayor Sadiq Khan said he was seeking state financial aid or else TfL would run out of money with which to pay staff. Authorities in Edinburgh, Sheffield, Liverpool and on Tyneside have all joined in with calls for government aid. The situation is similar around the country, with Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham warning that he could shutdown the city’s tram network imminently as it was hemorrhaging £1m a week. Speaking to the media, Burnham said: “If there is no deal from the government in the way they have bailed out the bus and the rail sectors, we are going to face the very difficult decision soon of whether or not we have to mothball the Metrolink system.”  Transport for London ‘in line for Tube bailout’ Bus firms were given a £167m aid package, whilst rail franchise agreements were suspended for a six-month period.  (AFP via Getty Images) Passenger numbers have all but flatlined as a result of the government’s lockdown policy, which has limited travel for all but essential workers. Share Edward Thicknesse Show Comments ▼ It said that passenger numbers on the Tube had fallen 95 per cent, and by 85 per cent on the capital’s bus network. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost FunUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndolast_img read more

Hancock calls for ‘urgent review’ into coronavirus deaths tally

first_img“In England, we count all those that have died who had a positive Covid-19 test at any point, to ensure our data is as complete as possible,” PHW incident director Dr Susan Hopkins said. The Department of Health’s tally of coronavirus deaths is lower than other tallies. Yesterday it counted a total of 45,119 UK Covid-19 deaths. A Reuters count including suspected deaths puts the number at 56,000. Public Health England (PHE) included people who tested positive for Covid-19 but died from other causes in its stats of coronavirus deaths in the country, the Evening Standard first reported. More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Matt Hancock is to call for an ‘urgent review’ into Public Health England’s coronavirus deaths tally after it reportedly included people who tested positive for Covid-19 but died from other causes (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Matt Hancock calls for ‘urgent review’ into England coronavirus deaths tally “We must remember that this is a new and emerging infection and there is increasing evidence of long term health problems for some of those affected.  Whilst this knowledge is growing, now is the right time to review how deaths are calculated.” Matt Hancock is to call for an ‘urgent review’ into Public Health England’s coronavirus deaths tally after it reportedly included people who tested positive for Covid-19 but died from other causes (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Matt Hancock calls for ‘urgent review’ into England coronavirus deaths tally Some nations’ death tallies do not count deaths 28 days after a positive coronavirus deaths but PHE does count these fatalities. Health secretary Matt Hancock has called for an “urgent” review into an official tally of coronavirus deaths that has been revealed to include people dying of other causes. Tags: Coronavirus PHE responded by saying there is no one way of counting coronavirus deaths. “The health secretary has asked Public Health England to conduct an urgent review into the reporting of deaths statistics, aimed at providing greater clarity on the number of fatalities related to Covid-19 as we move past the peak of the virus,” a Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson told City A.M. “It turns out you could have been tested positive in February, recovered, then hit by a bus in July and you’d be recorded as a covid death.” A source told the Standard: “We noticed that hospital deaths were falling but community deaths were up and wondered why.center_img whatsapp Joe Curtis Friday 17 July 2020 12:13 pm Matt Hancock calls for ‘urgent review’ into England coronavirus deaths tally whatsapp Share And those who have had Covid-19 but it was not recorded as a cause of death are also included in PHE stats. Order-Order also reported that England’s daily average coronavirus death rate of 72 could be inflated by as much as 100 per cent as a result. That would mean fewer than an average of 40 people are dying of coronavirus each day. Show Comments ▼ Matt Hancock is to call for an ‘urgent review’ into Public Health England’s coronavirus deaths tally after it reportedly included people who tested positive for Covid-19 but died from other causes (AFP via Getty Images) by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raiderbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Funlast_img read more

Review of banker bonus cap not top of the agenda, says BoE official

first_imgThe Financial Conduct Authority’s director of markets today said the regulator had “limited bandwidth” and “we will try and do the things that we think make the most different because they need to be done quickly, and therefore everything has to fight for its place in the queue”.  whatsapp Review of banker bonus cap not top of the agenda, says BoE official Share Regulators are under pressure to convert a number of inherited EU laws into something more flexible. Saporta said this would help the BoE simplify rules for smaller banks and make insurance capital rules “fit for purpose”.  Saporta today told the Treasury Committee these arguments against the cap still stood.  FILE PHOTO: People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London Also Read: Review of banker bonus cap not top of the agenda, says BoE official City minister John Glen last month refused to rule out lifting the cap although said the Government would not remove the ceiling immediately as he eyes ways to overhaul City rules.  Angharad Carrick A review of the cap on bankers bonuses is not top of the Bank of England’s priority list, according to an official.  A senior Bank of England official today echoed Glen’s comments: “In the post-Brexit agenda at the moment we have other issues that we are prioritising,” Victoria Saporta, executive director of the bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority. center_img FILE PHOTO: People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London FILE PHOTO: People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London Also Read: Review of banker bonus cap not top of the agenda, says BoE official The central bank said it could lead to banks increasing fixed pay and there were other ways to curb excessive pay.  The bank and City regulator are under pressure to push through a number of other changes in the City, including reforms to listing rules and fintech to bolster the City.  Monday 26 April 2021 6:44 pm whatsapp The Bank of England initially objected to the cap which was introduced in the wake of taxpayer bailouts of the banks during the 2008 financial crash.  Now the UK is out of the EU it is free to set its own regulatory agenda on financial services. It has previously been reported the Treasury is considering scrapping the cap entirely in a bid to keep the City competitive post-Brexit.  More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Survey: Skimpy pay packets stop most Londoners from buying dream home

first_imgOutside of the capital, the most expensive city in the country, budgets for homes in Glasgow were the smallest, at an average of £185,334. Millie Turner Skimpy pay packets were the most likely reason Londoners could not get their dream home, according to a survey today, as the average budget for a capital property has swelled to £384,130. whatsapp Transport links were of the second-highest importance, according to Money, with 30.34 per cent scouting out nearby connections before sealing the deal. Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Friday 4 June 2021 8:44 am Show Comments ▼ Also Read: London sees record rise in permanent jobs as the capital re-opens for business Transport links were of the second-highest importance, according to Money, with 30.34 per cent scouting out nearby connections before sealing the deal. Nearby parks and local environment also helped Londoners pluck out their dream property, particularly after a string of lockdown measures. Earnings stopped 33.05 per cent of those surveyed by Money, while deposit building and mortgage availability were the next two big worries for city dwellers looking to settle. Survey: Skimpy pay packets stop most Londoners from buying dream home Brighton and Bristol closely followed London, with budgets of £307,292 and £298,077 respectively. Size and quality of bedrooms or balconies were the biggest considerations while having local shops was also crucial to 31.36 per cent of those surveyed. whatsapp Bedrooms and outside space were most alluring to Londoners wanting to buy, while just 13.39 per cent cared about a cracking view. Also Read: London to New York in 3.5 hours? United Airlines inks deal with Boom to make it happen Tags: London London house priceslast_img read more

What you could buy for a square metre of property in London: a new car, a year’s university fees

first_imgTuesday 23 June 2015 4:31 am Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndoBuzzdaily WinnersCasinos Don’t Expect You To Do This; But They Can’t Stop You.Buzzdaily WinnersUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSinglesUndo Jessica Morris For the price of one square metre of property in Kensington and Chelsea, you could buy a brand new car, according to figures published by Halifax today.One square metre of property in Kensington and Chelsea costs £11,635 – about the same as a Citroen C4 (around £12,000), a Volkswagon Polo (also £12,000) or a Honda Jazz Hatchback (again, £12,000). The sum is also similar to the cost of a year in higher education – with universities currently able to charge students up to £9,000 per year.And that figure is near to the cost of one square metre of property in Westminster which is around £9,571, while it’s £8,829 in Camden, and £8,306 in Hammersmith and Fulham.The research also looked into how the average price of a property per square metre had changed over the last 20 years – and found a growing divide between London and the rest of the UK.The average figure across the UK has jumped 277 per cent to £2,033 since 1995. But the growth lagged that of Greater London where it rocketed 388 per cent to £4,426 in the same period.However, Halifax also identified some areas where prospective buyers can get more space for their cash. These include a number of areas in Scotland such as Wishaw, Airdrie, Greenock and Coat Bridge as well as some in Wales like Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil.”House price per square metre helps to adjust for differences in the size and type of properties between locations,” Craig McKinlay, mortgages director at Halifax. said.”Parts of central London are substantially more expensive than anywhere else in the country.””Nonetheless, there are a number of notable pockets outside the south of England where property prices are also high price per square metre.””There has been a clear widening in the gap between southern England, particularly London, and the rest of the country over the past 20 years – a trend that has continued during the last five years.” What you could buy for a square metre of property in London: a new car, a year’s university fees Tags: London house prices UK house prices Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

HEART and NCTVET Enrolled 106,258 Persons in 2007/08

first_imgRelatedHEART and NCTVET Enrolled 106,258 Persons in 2007/08 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail During the 2007/08 fiscal year, the HEART Trust/NTA and the National Council on Technical Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) enrolled a total of 106,258 persons for training, assessment and certification services.As set out in a Ministry Paper tabled in the House of Representatives on May 20 by the Minister of Education, Andrew Holness, the HEART Trust/NTA also partnered with more than 2,000 enterprises through on-the-job training interventions, and supported some 100 community-based training projects.To date, through the NCTVET, there are 37 Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs), which conduct formal assessment for certification, thereby increasing access to programmes within the National Qualifications Framework, which are recognized by employers in Jamaica and overseas.Additionally, the HEART Trust/NTA maintained its leadership in the region, with Jamaica becoming one of the first countries in CARICOM to be authorised to issue Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs), which will replace the National Vocational Qualification – Jamaica (NVQ-J) within two years. The CVQ responds to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) requirement for the free movement of certified labour across the region.In response to labour market needs, HEART has moved towards increasing higher level training and last year approximately 28 per cent of enrolment in the NVQ-J and unit competency programmes, was at level 2 or higher.In terms of certification, persons acquiring NVQ qualifications have more than doubled since 2002/03, moving from 12,753 to 26,488 in 2007/08, with total certification totalling 46,066.The HEART Trust/NTA has also seen an increase in employed and unemployed persons participating in short programmes, which provide them with the competency to obtain full occupational qualification. In 2007/08, some 5,506 workers in a variety of firms including construction, hotels, supermarkets and financial institutions were certified. Certification rates exceed 90 per cent in all programme categories.The HEART Trust/NTA partnered with 40 public and private sector organisations to strengthen the linkages in providing training and certification to the Jamaican workforce during the fiscal year 2007/08. Also during the period, HEART Trust/NTA approved seven new community-based training projects totalling $19 million, and creating 490 new training spaces.Promotion of the Trust’s TVET programme in secondary schools is progressing with over 9,946 students taking NCTVET approved courses in the technical high schools. Wider adaptation by the secondary school system has been identified as a priority for policy development and implementation in 2008/09.Some challenges encountered during the 2007/08 period include the weak basic education of applicants, with approximately 60 per cent of applicants not being successful in the grade nine diagnostic assessment. There was also slow uptake of NVQs in the secondary school system; the low job growth in the economy to absorb graduates; and the continuing difficulty of grappling with at-risk and unattached youth, with their varied behavioural, social, educational, economic and even psychological problems for which the agency is, in many instances, ill-equipped and under-resourced to address.During the 2008/09 fiscal year, the agency plans to increase enrolment in workforce development and on-the-job training to 30,000; increase enrolment in community-based training to 17,500; facilitate participation by 23,000 persons per year in schools, tertiary institutions and private training providers; expand assessment services and integrate these services into the regular functions of institutions, including provisions for recognition of prior learning to enable existing workers to pursue certification.In addition, a new strategic plan for the period 2008/09-2012/13 will be developed by June 2008, and will include a focus on new training programmes inclusive of the creative industries in order for students to be exposed to training for careers such as stage manager and sound and light technician. Advertisements RelatedHEART and NCTVET Enrolled 106,258 Persons in 2007/08center_img HEART and NCTVET Enrolled 106,258 Persons in 2007/08 UncategorizedMay 23, 2008 RelatedHEART and NCTVET Enrolled 106,258 Persons in 2007/08last_img read more

Dalai Lama: Parking, security, prohibited items, live stream

first_img Thursday, June 23 “Educating the Heart and Mind: an afternoon talk with the CU-Boulder community” Time: 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Ticket office opens at noon. Please be in your seats 15 minutes prior to start time. Where: Coors Events Center, 950 Regent Drive, Boulder, Colorado. Morning teaching: “Eight Verses of Training the Mind” with the Tibetan Association of Colorado Time: Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Ticket office opens at 7 a.m. The Tibetan Association of Colorado program begins at 8:30 a.m. The Dalai Lama will take the stage at 9:30 a.m. Please be in your seats 15 minutes prior to start time. Where: Coors Events Center, 950 Regent Drive, Boulder, Colorado. SecurityEvery patron entering the building will be screened. Please bring a government issued ID. All tickets must be presented at the door. The Coors Events Center complies with all TSA and Homeland Security prohibited items lists. Prohibited items include: Alcoholic beverages or illegal substances and paraphernalia (including medical marijuana or associated marijuana products) Sharp objects, including pocket knives of any kind or size.  No Pepper Spray Open bottles, cans, or glass bottles. Umbrellas of any size Firearms or weapons of any type (including handguns carried in accordance w/ the Colorado Conceal & Carry Act). Designated artificial noise makers such as whistles or air horns and Laser pointers Signs or flags on sticks or poles of any kind including Selfie Sticks (regardless of length) GoPro Cameras Any unapproved signs or banners Footballs, Frisbees, inflatable balls, balloons, totems, or any sporting equipment. Skateboards, skates, bicycles and non-ADA mobility devices Fireworks, ammunition or any explosive material or liquid Animals (with the exception of service animals) Drones or any airborne items No backpacks or messenger bags No professional recording equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (No detachable lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms, or Commercial Use Rigs) No Flash photography Bags bigger than 10” x 10” – Small single compartment soft sided bag or clutch purses OKThere is no storage space available on campus or in Coors Event Center, so please plan accordingly. *Rules subject to change without notice. Parking and Traffic ImpactsThe Dalai Lama events on Thursday, June 23, will impact traffic and parking from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Access to Regent Drive will be limited to permit holders displaying a CU-Boulder or Dalai Lama event parking permit. Traffic attendants will be located at the intersections of Regent Drive and Colorado Avenue, and Regent Drive and Broadway.CU-Boulder permit holders may park in their permitted lot (except lot 420), however, heavy traffic congestion and limited parking will occur throughout the day. If you choose to remain in your permitted lot expect lengthy delays and plan your commute accordingly. Parking staff will be available to assist CU-Boulder and Dalai Lama parking permit holders. If you arrive later in the day or leave for errands or lunch, there may be no available parking in your permitted lot when you return.CU-Boulder faculty, staff, students and visitors are encouraged to consider using alternative transportation. Options are listed on the PTS website.Persons with disabilities who need parking arrangements not provided here may call Parking and Transportation Services at 303-492-7384, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for assistance.Vehicles left in lot 308, 406, 412, 414, 416, 418, 436 and 491 after midnight June 22, will not be relocated, but access will be extremely limited until after 5 p.m. on June 23.Thank you for your cooperation. If you have event questions please visit the CU-Boulder Dalai Lama website. If you have parking questions, please call PTS at 303-492-7384 during business hours, or email [email protected] Live StreamBoth events will be live streamed. The Colorado Live Stream will be active at the time of the events. FAQsPlease visit the CU-Boulder Dalai Lama website for additional information. Published: June 21, 2016 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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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