Wine, Women & Shoes

first_imgUncategorizedWine, Women & ShoesBy Kari Mozena – May 29, 2013625ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddIt Chairs: Patty Penske, Carla du Manoir and Stacey KohlLori LoughlinShiva Rose and Kendall ConradSome shoes circulated around on a silver platterPatty Penske, Children’s Action Network’s Jennifer Perry, Carla du Manoir, Stacey Kohl, and Westside Children’s Center’s Heather CarriganIan Gomez and Nia VardalosEvery once in awhile I go to a fundraiser and think (cue Forest Gump) “That’s a fine idea.” It was my thought exactly as I walked up Heather Thomas and Skip Brittenham’s looooong cobblestone driveway to the Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser they were throwing on their front lawn. It was basically shopping (Fred Segal, Jenni Kayne, Kendall Conrad, among others) and restaurants (Craig’s, Crustacean, The Palm, Toscana, and more!) and booze all in one spot with the money raised going towards two charities—Children’s Action Network and Westside Children’s Center (both orgs support adoption and foster care in L.A.). Event chairs Patty Penske, Stacey Kohl, and Carla du Manoir where in charge and ladies wandered barefoot on the grass in search of the perfect shoe (with a glass of red or white in hand). Did you know Drew Barrymore makes a Pinot Grigio? Well, she does and it is fabulous. Nitro Dreams was splashily (trend alert) making ice cream and everyone stayed well beyond the usual 20 minutes. $200,000 was raised in a matter of hours.Photogographs by Alex J. Berliner / ABImages  TAGSDrew BarrymoreFred SegalL.A CultureThe SeenPrevious articleVintage Matchbooks From Classic L.A. Places: Miceli’sNext articleDaytripping From Downtown to the Valley in 1924Kari Mozena RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting EventsLegendary L.A. Retailer Ron Robinson Is (Happily) Closing Up ShopA Battle Is Brewing Over Fred Segal’s Iconic Signlast_img read more

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Longer-term mortgages rare, but could help consumers

first_imgLast year, the Bank of Canada (BoC) said longer-term mortgages would enhance consumer choice and financial stability, the report noted. For example, borrowers with longer-term mortgages would face the risk of renewing at high rates less often, the BoC said. Longer terms would also allow borrowers to build up more equity in their homes, giving borrowers greater renewal options. Systemically, longer mortgages would mean fewer borrowers in the economy renewing in the same year.Yet, only 2% of Canadian mortgages issued in 2018 were fixed-rate loans with terms longer than five years, the BoC said.The C.D. Howe report explained that longer-term mortgages are rare in Canada because legislation supports a five-year term. A parliamentary statute provides that a borrower has the option to prepay a mortgage at any time after five years, with a penalty of no more than three months’ interest. That puts lenders at a disadvantage.“If the lender could not re-invest the prepaid amount to earn a rate of return equal to the interest rate of the prepaid mortgage, it would bear all of the forgone earnings opportunity,” the report said.Lenders avoid the re-investment risk associated with prepayments by offering mortgages and renewals with terms no longer than five years.For longer-term mortgages to gain a larger proportion of the Canadian mortgage market, the report suggested that the legislation be amended so that a mortgage borrower is given a short-term prepayment right at least every five years, instead of the prepayment right remaining open indefinitely after the first five years of the mortgage.The report’s other recommendations included loosening the stress test for longer-term mortgages and increasing banks’ covered bond limits to the extent that longer-term mortgages are used as collateral.For full details, read the full C.D. Howe report. Related news In Canada, a residential mortgage typically has a maturity date of five years or fewer, but the country’s central bank has noted that a longer date to maturity would benefit consumers and support the financial system.As such, regulatory changes and incentives are needed to help longer-term mortgages develop into a significant part of the mortgage market, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute published on Tuesday. Younger homebuyers more willing to fight bidding wars: survey Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media House bubble boom presentation on chalkboard. Concept photo of Real estate market bubble , booming, money,price, rent, grid, home, house, housing, industry and subprime mortgage crisis. (Copy Space) 123RF Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low Michelle Schriver Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia Keywords MortgagesCompanies C.D. Howe Institute last_img read more

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PM’s Next Town Hall Meeting, September 9, Annotto Bay

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Residents of Annotto Bay, St. Mary, and surrounding areas, will be able to meet Prime Minister Bruce Golding at his next Town Hall meeting, at the St. Theresa Church on September ninth, starting at 7:00 p.m.Mr. Golding will be supported by Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, who will give updates on road repair projects being financed through the increased funding of the Road Maintenance Fund with the dedicated 20% of the recent gas cess increase.Mr. Henry will also address other developments in the Works sector, including the expansion of the Boscobel Aerodrome, which is currently underway, and the improvements in transport sector.Minister with Responsibility for Local Government and Member of Parliament for Western St Mary, Robert Montague; MP for South Eastern St. Mary, which is hosting the meeting, Tarn Peralto, and Minister with Responsibility for Information and Telecommunications, Daryl Vaz, will also attend.The popular series of meetings complement the Prime Minister’s monthly radio programme, ‘Jamaica House Live’, where he is able to articulate Government’s policies, programmes and the state of the nation directly to the electorate.The meeting in Annotto Bay will be broadcast live on local cable provider, Silly Video Cable Network Limited and also streamed live on jis.gov.jm. PM’s Next Town Hall Meeting, September 9, Annotto Bay InformationSeptember 3, 2009 RelatedPM’s Next Town Hall Meeting, September 9, Annotto Bay RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historycenter_img RelatedPM’s Next Town Hall Meeting, September 9, Annotto Bay Advertisementslast_img read more

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Aviation hero receives prestigious award

first_imgAviation hero receives prestigious award CFA volunteer Leighton Wraith said he is thrilled to be awarded the prestigious Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) as part of the 2021 Australia Day honours for his long and outstanding service to CFA and his local community.Leighton Wraith – second from the left. Photo credit – Weekly TimesLeighton has protected and served the communities of South West Victoria for 40 years through volunteering with CFA.While he has accomplished many roles during his time at Bochara and Dunkeld Fire Brigades, over recent years his greatest accomplishment was the establishment of the Hamilton CFA-EMV Air Base and its facilities.As a licenced pilot himself, Leighton was passionate about aviation and the 2013 Grampians fires highlighted the need for better ground support and arrangements for deployment. Leighton was adamant there should be a permanently established airbase to service and support firebombing aircraft at Hamilton Aerodrome.“It took me 7 years to complete – with several trips to Parliament and Local MPs offices,” Leighton said.“It’s the largest CFA operated airbase in Victoria which is run by a great group of volunteers.”Leighton has been vital to the recruitment, training and management of the members that operate the airbase.Leighton recruited around 40 volunteers to perform various key roles and then managed them into six loading crews, which enables him to manage fatigue during major periods of operation by scheduling the rotation of the highly proficient teams.Leighton said he often positioned the volunteers at the base full-time during high risk fire days to ensure they have the best possible aerial firefighting operations and the greatest chance at protecting Victorians.Leighton is a well-respected leader whose hard work, dedication and ongoing management of the airbase means it is now recognised as the primary aerial fire support facility across western Victoria.While Leighton has attended many and various incidents across his 40 years with CFA, he said last summer stands out the most.“The 2019/20 summer was a long one. We were on duty ready to go every day,” he said.“On some of the busiest days, the airbase crews reloaded 52 aircraft in one day.”Over a six-week period during those devastating fires, the Hamilton Air Base carried out 330 reloads.The effective deployment and efficient reloading of firebombers from Hamilton prevented the need to obtain resources from elsewhere in Victoria.CFA District 5 Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) Richard Bourke said the contribution Leighton has made to aviation in advocacy of senior management, EMV and Government has been pivotal in where and how the airbase turned out.“The facilities that are there are the jewel in CFA’s aviation crown and that is directly attributed to Leighton’s work.”ACFO Bourke said the prestigious AFSM is such a deserving recognition for Leighton.“We are all very proud of what he has achieved over the last 40 years. He is a credit to CFA and a credit to his community,” ACFO Bourke said. /CFA News 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:aircraft, Australia, Australian, Aviation, Bourke, community, Dunkeld, Fire Brigade, full-time, Government, Hamilton, operation, parliament, pilot, resources, VIC, Victorialast_img read more

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Passage of flawed merger bill tasks family law judges with an impossible task

first_imgPassage of flawed merger bill tasks family law judges with an impossible task Law Council of AustraliaThe passage of the Government’s flawed merger bill by the barest of margins is a disappointing outcome for Australian children and families and tasks Australian judges with an impossible task, a coalition of stakeholders said today.The Law Council of Australia, Women’s Legal Services Australia, Community Legal Centres Australia and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services are among more than 155 stakeholders who have consistently opposed the Government’s bill to abolish the specialist, stand-alone Family Court out of concern it would harm, not help, Australian families and children.The best interests of families and children are at the heart of what we do and must remain at the heart of policy development in this space.For three years, we have put the merger proposal to proof. Not because it was popular to do so but to put to challenge a fundamental change that will directly impact on Australian lives and hard-working judges because it is our job to advocate for the best outcomes for children, families and victim-survivors of family violence.We disagree with the Government, Senators Patrick, Hanson and Robert in relation to the claimed benefits of the merger, which are based on the widely discredited PWC Report and disputed by many stakeholders. There is much more evidence to support the damage that will be done by the merger, including harm to families and people experiencing family violence. The Government and new Court will be under heavy scrutiny to deliver court efficiency, resolve 8,000 additional cases, reduce costs, reduce the time separating families will spend before the court and reduce delays, even allowing for the impact of COVID-19.Despite the significant backlogs facing the Courts and shortfalls in judicial officers, the Government voted against two motions on Wednesday to guarantee a minimum number of judges in the new Division 1 at either the Family Court’s current strength of 32 or the 40 judges that are at least required to meet existing need.Those voting for the Bill have tasked the Court to deliver the projected outcomes with fewer resources than are needed to do the job. It was confirmed in the Consideration of Detail stage of the bill that there are currently eight judicial vacancies in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court which have yet to be filled. At least ten judges practising in family law are to retire in 2021-22.Like many others, we have warned of the dangers this legislation poses for the most vulnerable in our community at a time of relationship breakdown. We now call on the Government to step up and properly fund the family law system and legal assistance, and to repair the years of government neglect of this critical infrastructure.We will continue to do whatever is possible to support the new Court in the delivery of justice to Australian children and families in this most critical of areas. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Australia, Australian, Courts, efficiency, family court, family law, family violence, Federal, Government, infrastructure, Law Council of Australia, legislation, resources, womenlast_img read more

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Chemical changes to peptide siRNA-carrier enhance gene silencing for future cancer drugs

first_imgChemical changes to peptide siRNA-carrier enhance gene silencing for future cancer drugs MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researchers are exploring the use of peptide carriers for the delivery of small RNA drugs as a novel treatment for cancer. The team’s recent work, published online March 19 in the Molecular Therapy – Nucleic Acids journal, lays the foundation for developing a clinically relevant peptide carrier RNAi-based drug treatment strategy for human oral cancer.According to the American Cancer Society, the estimated risk of developing oral cancer in the U.S. is 1 in 60 for men and 1 in 140 for women. Cancer therapies face multiple challenges, including off-target side effects and low efficacy. RNAi-based therapeutics have great potential to overcome these specific treatment challenges.Andrew Jakymiw, Ph.D., who is also an associate professor in the Oral Health Sciences Department at MUSC, focuses on the study of RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapies for oral cancer. RNAi is a method of gene silencing that specifically targets, or tags, messenger RNA (mRNA) for degradation. mRNA contains the genetic code needed to make proteins. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) are the pieces of RNA that can bind to specific regions on mRNA that stop proteins from being made. Scientists are figuring out how to use this to target and silence disease-causing genes. Decades of research have shown that certain proteins are overexpressed in cancer and drive cancer cell growth. The goal of the RNAi drug treatment strategy is to “turn off” the proteins that promote cancer development.Jakymiw said that although the principle is biologically sound, there are many technical challenges with siRNA delivery. “For example, rapid renal excretion, degradation by RNases, low intracellular uptake, endosomal entrapment and low release of the siRNA cargo from the delivery platform are all challenges that we must consider when modifying a peptide siRNA carrier,” he said.To harness the gene silencing capabilities of siRNA, scientists must get the siRNA into the appropriate cells. The siRNA must be attached to a larger molecule to protect it during delivery to the desired location. Peptide carriers are an attractive tool for delivering siRNA, because they are affordable and easy to modify.In earlier studies, the Jakymiw laboratory found that the original peptide carrier they designed, called 599, could deliver the siRNA cargo into cancer cells and turn off a targeted cancer gene, which inhibited tumor growth in a mouse cancer model.Charles Holjencin identified a modified peptide carrier for drug delivery, called RD3AD, that generated improved gene silencing. Photo by Marquel Coaxum“We originally designed the 599 peptide so that it could help the siRNA cargo penetrate the cell and escape endosomes more easily. However, by looking at the three-dimensional arrangement of the amino acids in the 599 peptide, in particular their stereochemistry, we were able to make additional changes that beneficially affected the peptide carrier’s capabilities,” said Jakymiw.Charles Holjencin, a dual D.M.D./Ph.D. student in the Jakymiw lab, used confocal fluorescence microscopy and observed that one of the modified 599 siRNA-loaded peptide carriers, called RD3AD, was arranged around the cancer cells in a clear pattern that he had not seen with the original 599 peptide carrier.“Charles’ keen observations through confocal work allowed us to identify an important intracellular delivery mechanism,” said Jakymiw.The modified RD3AD peptide carrier was delivering the siRNA drug by adhering to and potentially moving along cell surface protrusions, called filopodia. Entry into the cell via filopodia is a very efficient way for small biological complexes to enter cells; some viruses and bacteria also use this entry method. Since the siRNA-loaded RD3AD peptide carrier was able to enter cancer cells more efficiently, the research team saw improved gene silencing. This meant that the peptide carrier had heightened potential to deliver a cancer therapeutic, Jakymiw explained.One of the next steps will be to test the RD3AD peptide in animal cancer models. Additionally, the researchers want to understand the mechanisms associated with this form of drug delivery more fully. For example, an unanswered question is what protein is the peptide carrier interacting with on filopodia? If this molecule is overexpressed in cancer, then this could be a valuable therapeutic target, especially for aggressive cancers, which typically have increased numbers of filopodia.While cancer cells were the biological target for improving this drug delivery system, peptide carriers, such as RD3AD, have more applications than just in cancer therapies. In fact, peptides such as RD3AD could be used to deliver siRNA in any instance where gene silencing is desired for the treatment of a disease.Now that the Jakymiw lab understands how to harness the specific amino acid stereochemical modifications in their peptide designs, the carrier’s abilities are not limited to just siRNA. Other nucleic acid cargoes can be delivered by these peptide carriers, which opens future options for more targeted delivery of other forms of therapeutic molecules to treat challenging diseases.“I look forward to collaborating with members of the Hollings Cancer Center in future studies related to how filopodia can be exploited for the enhancement of drug delivery, especially in the treatment of aggressive cancers,” said Jakymiw.Funding: NIH/NIDCR grants R21DE027231 and T32DE017551; Cell & Molecular Imaging Shared Resource, Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC (NCI P30CA138313); Bioengineering Center for Regeneration & Formation of Tissues, Clemson University (NIGMS P30GM131959); MUSC Summer Health Professions Research Program – College of Dental Medicine; MUSC Summer Undergraduate Research Program – College of Graduate Studies; U.S. Government Federal Work-Study Program. /Uni 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:america, american, bioengineering, biological, cancer drug, Federal, Government, health, Medical University of South Carolina, medicine, Messenger, microscopy, Professor, Scientists, therapeutics, treatment, universitylast_img read more

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Bursar, financial aid and registrar offices to offer extended hours

first_img Published: Aug. 25, 2017 In an effort to better accommodate students at the start of the semester, the CU Boulder Bursar’s Office, Office of Financial Aid and Office of the Registrar will have extended hours for walk-in appointments.All offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center. See below for each office’s special hours.Bursar’s OfficeMonday, Aug. 28; Tuesday, Aug. 29; and Tuesday, Sept. 58:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Lobby and phones openOffice of Financial AidWeekdays Monday, Aug. 21, to Wednesday, Aug. 308:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Lobby and phones openOffice of the RegistrarWeekdays Friday, Aug. 25, to Wednesday, Aug. 308:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Lobby and phones openCategories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Rain Date Announced for the 16th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest

first_imgReddIt AdvertisementNAPA, CA (February 2, 2017) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation have announced a rain date for the 16th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest.  Originally set for this Saturday, February 4, 2017, the event will now take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  This event recognizes the importance of farmworkers and in 2017, makes history by including family activities, community resources, educational opportunities for farmworkers, and a grand celebration of those who are at the frontline of quality in Napa valley’s vineyards.  The Napa Valley Pruning Contest is the only one of its kind to include a women’s division.The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation will be launching its Summer Mentor Program at the event.  In partnership with the Napa Valley Unified School District, this is an innovative 8-week program for Napa County High School students interested in learning more about career opportunities within viticulture and the wine industry.To celebrate the 16th anniversary of this cherished industry event, an elaborate Mexican-style lunch is served and there will be festive music throughout the day.  Contest winners will take home cash prizes, vineyard tools, gift cards, clothing, and many other valuable prizes.  All participants will go home with commemorative wear and gifts from event sponsors.  The top pruners of each division receive a one-of-a-kind Pruning Contest Champion belt buckles (women’s and men’s), engraved especially for the occasion.The contest begins at 11:00 a.m. (time changed to allow for changing road conditions and other safety concerns due to the rain) at Beringer Vineyard’s Gamble Ranch on State Lane in Yountville.  Those interested in participating may download entry forms at www.napagrowers.org or request an entry packet from the Napa Valley Grapegrowers at (707) 944-8311.  Entries must be received by February 6, 2017.Advertisement TAGSNapa Valley Farmworker FoundationNapa Valley Grapegrowers Share Home Industry News Releases Rain Date Announced for the 16th Annual Napa County Pruning ContestIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessRain Date Announced for the 16th Annual Napa County Pruning ContestBy Press Release – February 2, 2017 33 0 Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Previous articleWomen for WineSense Napa Sonoma Chapter Presents “Women Winemakers – Then & Now”Next articleElkhart Plastics, Inc. Introduces New Rotomolded Pallet Press Release Email Facebooklast_img read more

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Gov’t to Undertake Feasibility Study for South Coast Highway Project

first_imgGov’t to Undertake Feasibility Study for South Coast Highway Project TransportJuly 29, 2012 RelatedGov’t to Undertake Feasibility Study for South Coast Highway Project RelatedGov’t to Undertake Feasibility Study for South Coast Highway Project Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government has signed a US$2.7 million contract with American company, Stanley Consultants Inc., for the implementation of a feasibility study and preliminary design for the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project. The study, which is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is expected to be completed in one year. It will assess and design the preferred alignment of the proposed South Coast highway from Port Antonio to Habour View (Phase I) and Mandeville to Negril (Phase II). Speaking at the contract signing ceremony held on Friday (July 27) at the Whispering Bamboo Cove Resorts in St. Thomas, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies said the government is committed to making the highway a reality. “This leg of the highway, from Port Antonio to Kingston as well as one from Negril to Mandeville, represents the last two legs of the project and although (at this point) it’s listed as a feasibility study, let me assure you it will be done,” he stated. Dr. Davis pledged that “even as we carry out this study we’ll be seeking the financing to carry out the job… as what we are aiming at doing is to provide a highway that is of similar standard to the North Coast Highway, which will open up a range of possibilities.” He noted that the project will also include the mapping of Hope River from Gordon Town to Harbour View. “That is very important because the developments in that river bed can have a significant impact in terms of cutting off Kingston from this side of the country,” he remarked. The Transport and Works Minister said the road works represent tremendous development potential for the eastern parishes, noting that often “those parishes seem to be neglected”. “The potential is amazing in terms of the …development of a wide range of economic sectors, including agriculture, mining and tourism,” he stated. In the meantime, Minister Davies said the government will ensure that all companies contracted to do business in Jamaica recruit young local professionals as part of their operations. He stated that, “whilst I recognise the international reputation of Stanley Consultants, it’s imperative that they systematically bring young Jamaicans into their hierarchy, because we need to build our capacity.” He noted that this has become increasingly important because we “need to encourage young Jamaicans, who are professionally trained, to remain in our country”. For his part, Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr. Fenton Ferguson said he is “very happy” for the proposed infrastructural development in the eastern parish. “We have waited a long time for this to happen… because I believe that the road to development is the development of roads,” he said. Dr. Ferguson said the proposed road works provide a grand opportunity for the development of a number of industries “that have been sleeping… we also see opportunity for development within the context of tourism, and heritage tourism.” President, Stanley Consultants Inc., Gayle Roberts, gave the assurance that the company will ensure that local engineers and other Jamaican professionals are incorporated into the project. “We will be bringing in local Jamaican staff as part of the studies and engineering work that we will be doing. We will also be associating with other Jamaican engineering firms because we really want this to be a project that you are all proud of,” she remarked. RelatedGov’t to Undertake Feasibility Study for South Coast Highway Projectlast_img read more

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Traffic Changes April 7 To 9

first_imgPhoto: ShutterstockAerial view of New Kingston RelatedNew Police Post Opens in Hill Run, St. Catherine RelatedTop Cop Lauded For Achievement Story HighlightsThe public is being advised to anticipate road closures and significant traffic restriction and re-directions between Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9, 2015. Traffic Changes April 7 To 9JIS 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 fullscreenPlay Advertisementscenter_img RelatedSecurity Arrangements in Preparation for the Visit of US President Barack Obama Traffic Changes April 7 To 9 National SecurityApril 4, 2015Written by: Major Basil Jarrett (JDF) The public is being advised to anticipate road closures and significant traffic restriction and re-directions between Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9, 2015.These traffic changes are associated with the need to facilitate movement and activities as part of the planned visit of several Heads of State and Government and their delegations to Jamaica  over the period.The affected areas are the New Kingston Business District and environs, Liguanea, Mona, areas close to Cross Roads and Central Kingston, as well as other areas to be notified upon further determination.Full details of these road restrictions and traffic changes will be published in the press over the coming days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

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