UK Government powers up electric vehicle revolution with £20 million chargepoints boost

first_imgUK Government powers up electric vehicle revolution with £20 million chargepoints boost streets up and down the country set for more electric vehicle chargepoints thanks to multimillion-pound government investmentTransport Secretary urges local councils to take advantage of the scheme as more drivers make the switch to electricfunding could double the number of on-street chargepoints government is supporting to nearly 8,000Local authorities are being urged to take advantage of a £20 million cash injection to boost the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints in towns and cities across the UK.In a letter to councils across Britain, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (2 February 2021) announced that funding for the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) will continue into 2021/22, allowing residents without private parking to reliably charge their vehicle.Since its inception in 2017, more than 140 local authority projects have benefitted from the scheme, which has supported applications for nearly 4,000 chargepoints across the UK. This funding boost could double that, adding nearly 4000 more chargepoints in our towns and cities, tackling poor air quality and supporting economic growth as we build back greener from the pandemic.Local councils play an essential role in providing electric vehicle infrastructure and so in partnership with Energy Saving Trust, the Department for Transport is welcoming applications from councils which are yet to apply for funding, as well as those that have already benefitted.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:From Cumbria to Cornwall, drivers across the country should benefit from the electric vehicle revolution we’re seeing right now.With a world-leading charging network, we’re making it easier for more people to switch to electric vehicles, creating healthier neighbourhoods and cleaning up our air as we build back greener.The UK is already a global frontrunner in the shift to electric vehicles. The Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan set out that we will accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, which could create 40,000 extra jobs by 2030, and transforming our national infrastructure to better support electric vehicles, backed by a total of £2.8 billion and supporting around 169,000 jobs. Of this funding, £1.3 billion is set to be invested in charging infrastructure over the next 4 years.Nick Harvey, senior programme manager at Energy Saving Trust, said:The confirmation of £20 million of funding for the ORCS in 2021/22 is great news. This funding will allow local authorities to install convenient and cost-effective electric vehicle charging infrastructure for those who rely on on-street parking. This helps to support the fair transition to the increased adoption of low carbon transport.We’re therefore encouraging local authorities to access this funding as part of their plans to decarbonise transport and improve local air quality. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:air quality, Britain, Electric, electric vehicle, Government, Harvey, infrastructure, Investment, local council, Minister, Prime Minister, Secretary, Transport, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Southport Yacht Club to host new superyacht berthing simulations

first_imgSouthport Yacht Club to host new superyacht berthing simulations Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning The Honourable Dr Steven MilesThe next generation of superyachts of up to 130 metres will be one step closer to berthing at the Southport Yacht Club thanks to advanced simulation technology.Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles opened Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show today and announced the superyacht simulation technology, an approximately $65,485 investment.“We have contributed $19,000 towards high-tech computer simulations to ensure the safety of large vessels on their way to the new superyacht facility at the Southport Yacht Club.“These simulations will be a state-of-the-art run-through to show exactly how vessels of up to 130 metres will move through the Southport Spit.“This follows our initial investment of $2.87 million to develop Australia’s largest superyacht berthing facility on the Gold Coast.“As the world opens up after COVID-19, we want more superyachts enjoying the Queensland coastline but it is important to ensure the safety of crews and passengers as they pass through our waterways.“Queensland has had a strong health response, so we’re getting on with our plan for the state’s economic recovery.”Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said Gold Coast City Council was investing $20,000 in the project.“I’m delighted to see further investment in our emerging superyacht industry.“The entire east coast offers so much to these high-value visitors so it’s important we do everything we can to promote our port as a must-visit destination.”Southport Yacht Club (SYC) General Manager Brett James said the club was pleased to partner with the Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council on securing access to this vital technology.“Maritime Safety Queensland currently allows berthing of up to an 85-metre vessel, so these simulations will help to determine if the maximum length of vessel that could safely berth at the SYC could be increased to 130 metres,” Mr James said.Mr Miles said the Queensland Government is also financially contributing to a series of nine videos being developed by Superyacht Australia.“These videos will put Queensland’s premier sailing destinations and infrastructure hubs on the world stage,” he said.“Queensland has some of the best coastlines in the world, so it makes sense to broadcast that.”Mr Miles said it’s been an impressive week for the marine industry on the Gold Coast.“I was fortunate to also open and attend the Australian Superyacht, Marine Export and Commercial Marine Industry (ASMEX) 2021 conference this week,” he said.“It’s clear Queensland is leading the nation in tapping into the superyacht sector, which is predicted to expand to $1.1 billion and nearly 8000 jobs by the end of this year.“Our goal since we announced the five-year Queensland Superyacht Strategy in 2018 has been to position the state as the place to invest in this industry.“Fast forward to 2021, Queensland’s low rates of COVID-19 has enhanced the state’s global reputation as a safe place to do business.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, business, conference, covid-19, Gold Coast, Government, industry, infrastructure, Investment, maritime, miles, Minister, QLD, Queensland, simulation, technologylast_img read more

Commission on Aging reports to County Council on seventh year’s accomplishments

first_imgCommission on Aging reports to County Council on seventh year’s accomplishmentsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, February 5, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 The Jan. 15 Commission meeting was canceled due to the winter weather and was rescheduled to this Feb. 19 meeting VANCOUVER — The Commission on Aging will present a summary of its seventh year of work to the County Council on Wed., Feb. 19. The 4:30 p.m. meeting will be in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public.The Jan. 15 Commission meeting was canceled due to the winter weather and was rescheduled to this Feb. 19 meeting.Commission members will present a report on the 2019 healthy community series and discuss plans for a Healthy Communities Summit scheduled for April 9. They will make recommendations about cultivating healthy communities in Clark County for those who wish to age in place. Healthy, livable communities are safe, have walkable streets, accessible housing and transportation options, provide access to needed services, and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life. The commission will also outline their 2020 work program, which will focus on community engagement and advocacy.The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members.For more about the commission, visit www.clark.wa.gov/aging.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Clark County Council seeks volunteer to fill position for Drainage District No. 5 Next : Historic wrestling seasons for La Center and PrairieAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Letter: ‘We can do much better for our kids’

first_imgLetter: ‘We can do much better for our kids’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, October 28, 2020in: Letters To The Editor, Opinionshare 0 Vancouver resident Julia Dawn Seaver shares her thoughts on Referendum 90 on Tuesday’s general election ballotEditor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com The nearly two-year statewide battle over sex ed — two and one half years for those of us who started with the battle in Battle Ground — will soon be over. Dawn Seaver, VancouverDawn Seaver, Vancouver The law mandating every public school to provide K-12 comprehensive sex ed (CSE) will go into effect unless enough people turn out to vote Reject R-90, to repeal the law.  Planned Parenthood and their cronies outraised the CSE opposition four-to-one.  CSE proponents were given cover by a media that refused to question their vague generalizations about what the bill would do, about who gets to determine what’s age-appropriate (it’s not parents), and absolutely refused to print any of the curricula examples despite them being readily available.But parents and allies were resourceful and used social media to share examples of OSPI reviewed/approved curricula that clearly show their idea of age-appropriate and medically accurate are not in line with those of most families.  And we must have hit a nerve.  The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has been removing links from their website.  The direct link to The 3 Rs curriculum that was highlighted in posts revealing its explicit content, disappeared along with several other controversial sites.OSPI also changed their talking points, trying to convince us little will change.  They say they don’t have the authority to approve or deny curricula, that it’s ultimately up to districts.  This is news to those in Battle Ground who were told OSPI wouldn’t allow the district to use the KNOW curriculum they’d previously been using.  The law clearly states schools must use a curriculum on OSPI’s list or work with them using OSPI’s standards (that they can change at any time) and their guidelines review to create another one — at the district’s expense since it’s an unfunded mandate.   They claim CSE won’t be required for K-3 despite it being specified twice in the bill. The new talking points say only the social emotional learning standards are required for K-3.  For months we’ve heard how essential it is to teach proper names for body parts to young children to keep them safe.  That would be found in the sexual health standards.  So, which is it?One part of the law that ensures change is the requirement to include lessons on consent.  If you think that means kids will be taught how to say “no,’’ that would be wrong.  Consent is taught using role-play scenarios that feature scenes like kids who’ve known each other for just a week and are now going to “make a decision” on whether or not to have sex; kids who drink and watch porn; kids with religious and/or conservative parents who never talked to them about sex; kids being goaded by friends into having sex by questioning their sexual orientation; kids with numerous friends already having sex, etc.  And these start in 6th grade.  In other words, they’re teaching kids below the age of consent how to say “yes” to sex while normalizing underage sex.Don’t fall for it.  This isn’t business as usual.  They didn’t wage a two-year campaign and spent over $1.1 million to keep the status quo.  Vote Reject on R-90, then sign Initiative 1109 to bring healthy, common sense sex ed into schools.  We can do much better for our kids.Dawn SeaverVancouverAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : Clark County Public Works opens play structures at all county parks Next : Clark County releases new data on COVID-19 casesAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Rivian unveils a Camping Special trim for its upcoming all-electric pickup

first_imgTrending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSPickup TruckNews The kitchen included a two-burner induction cooktop, which runs off the truck’s battery.Founded in 2009 by R.J. Scaringe, the company unveiled its R1T electric pickup and R1S sport-utility vehicle at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.It says production models will go on sale in 2020, and claims specifications of around 800 horsepower, a battery range of about 750 kilometres, zero-to-96 km/h in less than three seconds, and towing capacity for the pickup of more than 11,000 lbs. The vehicles will also be capable of semi-autonomous highway driving. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›center_img Electric vehicle start-up Rivian showed off a “camping special” trim available for its all-electric pickup truck late May—even though it’s yet to actually build its first production all-electric pickup truck.The California-based company showed the camper-equipped truck last weekend to visitors at the Overland Expo adventure travel show in Flagstaff, Arizona.The camping package includes a tent on top of the bed, roof racks for accessories, and a slide-out kitchen that fits into a storage compartment, called the Gear Tunnel, under the front of the truck’s bed. Prices haven’t been officially released, but the first higher-performance vehicles are expected to be around US$90,000, with less-potent models added later and starting at around US$50,000. They’ll be built in Normal, Illinois, in a former Mitsubishi plant the company bought from the Japanese automaker last year. Trending Videos advertisement See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

Brown Named To Newton Endowed Chair At CU-Boulder; Former CU President Also Will Forge Leadership Center

first_img Published: March 27, 2008 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Having tallied nearly 50 years of service to the University of Colorado and the public, former CU President Hank Brown will now play a key role in the future of leadership in the state as the Quigg and Virginia S. Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Colorado at Boulder.Brown was named to the post on March 27.”I am pleased to be named to a chair that honors a visionary former CU president and Denver mayor,” said Brown. “I hope to carry on Quigg’s legacy in helping to educate new generations of leaders for our state, our nation, and the world. I am also eager to once again be part of the wonderful work that happens at CU-Boulder.”In his new role, Brown will also establish a Center in Leadership Development that will support, complement and consolidate leadership programs on the campus such as the President’s Leadership Class, the Chancellor’s Leadership Residential Academic Program and the Leadership Certificate Program. As director of the as yet unnamed center, Brown will be charged with bringing notable leaders from government, business, higher education, the public sector and the United States military to CU to lecture and to meet with students and faculty. The ultimate goal is to establish a “leaders in residence” program whereby national and international leaders will spend from a month to a semester teaching courses, giving campus and community lectures and advising students about leadership paths.”The appointment of President Brown is an investment in the future of Colorado,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson. “As we have seen with his stewardship of the University of Colorado system these past three years, leadership can transform and reshape an institution. We are very fortunate that President Brown will help us cultivate the characteristics of outstanding leaders in our students, and we are honored to have him formally join the faculty here at CU and also to have his continuing influence upon Colorado communities.”In March 2003, Quigg and Virginia Newton, CU-Boulder and the Boettcher Foundation established the endowed chair in leadership to pay tribute to Mr. Newton’s extraordinary leadership throughout the region. Since then, the El Pomar Foundation and other individuals have joined in support of the chair. Newton served as Mayor of Denver from 1947 to 1955 and as the university’s eighth president from 1957 to 1963.At CU, Newton was instrumental in revitalizing the honors program, education, music, history, economics, psychology and English. He was proud of the campus’s advancements in interdisciplinary work, such as the Institute of Behavioral Science, the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. International education was also a high priority for Newton, who helped bring greater emphasis to international activities at CU. President Newton died in 2003.Virginia Shafroth Newton, wife of Quigg Newton, is a third-generation Colorado native. “Ginny” Newton received an A.B. from Vassar College, an M.A. from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from New York University. She taught piano on a part-time basis for 18 years, worked as a counselor and as a consultant in inner-city schools in New York City, and later as a research consultant to the Rockefeller National Commission on Humanities at Stanford. She served as a trustee at Vassar College and as director on the boards of the National Camp Fire Girls and the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities.Brown holds a tenured appointment in political science at CU-Boulder and will teach a course in law through CU-Boulder’s “Maymester” program this coming May. He is a 1961 graduate of CU-Boulder, where he served as student body president – the first person ever to serve as both CU student body president and CU president. He also earned a law degree from the CU School of Law in 1969 after service as a Navy pilot in Vietnam from 1962 to 1966.Brown served in the Colorado Senate from 1972 to 1976 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980, where he served until 1991. In 1990, he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Colorado, serving one term. From 1998 to 2002, he served as president of the University of Northern Colorado. In April 2005, Brown succeeded Elizabeth Hoffman as the president of the University of Colorado on an interim basis. The regents named him to a permanent appointment in the post in May 2006. He is credited with restoring public confidence in the University of Colorado through a series of measures centered in openness and accountability, and left the presidency on March 10, 2008.last_img read more

Celebrate Star Wars Night and the holidays at basketball games Dec. 10, Dec. 12

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 10, 2019 Whether you are one with “the force” or just full of holiday cheer, both Colorado basketball teams will have themed nights for their home games this week that will be quite the treat.Men’s basketballOn Tuesday, Dec. 10, the No. 20 ranked Colorado men’s basketball team will host Northern Iowa at 7 p.m. inside the CU Events Center for Star Wars Night. There will be Star Wars characters on the concourse pre-game and fans will have a chance to win four tickets to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on opening night. Students who arrive early to the game will get a free Star Wars-themed T-shirt. Be sure to stop by the marketing table to sign up for the chance to win $900 by shooting a half-court shot. Students are admitted for free with their CU Sports Pass or can purchase $10 tickets at the door.Buy your tickets to the CU-Northern Iowa game today for as low as $15.Women’s basketballThen, on Thursday, Dec. 12, the Colorado women’s basketball team will return to the CU Events Center as they host Denver at 7 p.m. for Holidays with the Buffs. There will be holiday crafts and a photo opportunity with Santa Chip pre-game on the concourse.Early arriving students will receive a free Colorado mug. There will be a stress relief station including a hot cocoa bar, cookie decorating station, a chance to win a Keurig, and more! Students can attend for free with their Buff OneCard.Additionally, fans who bring a toy to donate to A Precious Child will receive a $5 ticket voucher for the USC game on Jan. 10, 2020. Tickets start as low as $10, and kids ages 12 and under are free.Also on Thursday, fans can purchase two reserved tickets for only $12 by using promo code: “twelve.”Go Buffs!Categories:Sports & RecreationEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

The great outdoors: COVID-19-compatible learning experiences for all

first_imgHeatherwood Elementary School children study the ecosystem and offer recommendations for nature discovery at the City of Boulder’s Wood Brothers property. Photo by Cathy HillGrowing Up Boulder (GUB), a CU Boulder-based initiative, is gaining national recognition for finding innovative ways to bring children back to school safely during COVID-19 times: through outdoor learning. Using creative outreach methods, GUB is working directly with Latinx parents and with classes of elementary school students within Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) to co-create outdoor learning experiences that will keep them virus free and be responsive to their learning and other needs.“While I would never wish a pandemic upon any of us, this challenging situation has a silver lining. The general public is finally paying attention to the benefits of outdoor learning,” said Growing Up Boulder Director Mara Mintzer. “Researchers and outdoor educators have long known that outdoor learning benefits critical thinking and problem-solving, increases physical activity, and leads to more creative and cooperative play; we now have the added benefit that it reduces transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus.”Growing Up Boulder is currently raising funds to support the development of BVSD’s outdoor learning efforts. For more information, contact Growing Up Boulder co-founder and Director Mara Mintzer.Growing Up Boulder, considered one of the nation’s most successful child-friendly city initiatives and a CU Boulder program based out of the Community Engagement Design and Research (CEDaR) Center, is currently partnering with BVSD to develop an inclusive framework for public schools to respond to COVID-19 related challenges while conducting in-person lessons.“In alignment with Colorado’s phase of being safer ‘in the great outdoors,’ we can use school grounds and local parks as outdoor classrooms to provide ​fresh air, hands-on learning opportunities, and mental and physical health benefits to students,” said Ghita Caroll, BVSD’s Sustainability Coordinator.Last week, Mintzer and Carroll presented to the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative, which supports schools and districts around the country to develop outdoor spaces as cost-effective tools for keeping schools open during a pandemic. Growing Up Boulder is one of 15 partner organizations that play a pivotal role in building a national movement that convenes frameworks, strategies, and guidance to share with school districts around the country. Their focus is on equity in educational programming, which aligns with the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative, which states: “Formal and nonformal learning in the outdoors can place students at the center of learning, reducing the distinction between school, home, and outdoor spaces. This can provide multiple benefits for ALL students that reduce health risks, minimize inequities, provide flexible settings, and enrich learning opportunities.”With a commitment to always include 50% or more of underserved community members, Growing Up Boulder is conducting Spanish-language focus groups in early October with ELPASO’s Voz “Líderes Comunitarias,” a group of Latinx parent leaders from the local community, in order to ensure that the needs of Latinx families are incorporated into BVSD’s outdoor learning plans.“I want my kids to learn outdoors! In my home country of El Salvador, the teachers took the kids outdoors to learn and the children paid better attention,” asserted one leader as part of the discussion. “I’m concerned about the rain,” said Elizabeth Pineda, “Well, maybe a solution could be for the children to learn under tents?” suggested Yuriana Chavira. Overall, the Latinx leaders involved in the focus groups were enthusiastic about more outdoor learning opportunities within the school district. “BVSD’s long-term vision in sustainable education is to have ‘all students literate in sustainability upon graduation,’” said Carroll. “BVSD has created outdoor learning spaces over time. Growing Up Boulder has been an incredible partner over the years and enables the district to further understand the needs of our community and partners and support outdoor learning for all BVSD students during the pandemic and beyond.”Mintzer is scheduled to deliver a keynote address for the 2020 Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Annual Summit on Oct. 23 to engage a national audience on the importance of enabling access for all children and families to the outdoors as a restorative, inspirational, and safe space for community experiences. Outdoor learning and access to nature has a deep-rooted history of positive benefits for children and youth of all ages. Beyond reduction of stress and enhanced concentration, outdoor learning is now a popular Covid-compatible engagement format that enables safe social conduct and physical distancing in compliance with pandemic public health standards, according to guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics.Many European countries, like Germany and Italy, are committed to holding outdoor lessons with smaller classes with billions of Euros in funding to create safe and inclusive learning spaces. The United States is also increasingly invested in exploring outdoor learning environments as a long term solution for mitigating Covid-19 related risks for students, teachers, and school staff, according to the North American Association for Environmental Education.Next steps for Growing Up Boulder’s and BVSD’s local initiative include gathering additional input from interested principals and teachers to address needs they might have for outdoor learning, while marshalling all the resources available in the community to make the biggest, collective impact.“We can help schools think through how to use their outdoor space,” said Mintzer. “We can also connect a school up with professional development from our local environmental educators about how to manage a class of kids outside and taking it one step further – creating curriculum using the outdoor environment as a feature.”Categories:Education & OutreachNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 3, 2020 last_img read more

Aap Ke Dwar Ayushman initiative verifies over 4.7 lakhs AB PM-JAY beneficiaries in a single day

first_img Related Posts Comments (0) Aap Ke Dwar AyushmanAB-PM-JAYAyushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojanahealth insurance schemeNHA Share Aap Ke Dwar Ayushman initiative verifies over 4.7 lakhs AB PM-JAY beneficiaries in a single day The aim of the campaign is create large scale awareness about AB PM-JAY health insurance scheme among all beneficiaries residing in the all parts of the country In a first, ‘Aap Ke Dwar Ayushman’ campaign of the National Health Authority (NHA) has recorded over 4.7 lakhs beneficiary verification in a single day on 10 March to enable these beneficiaries avail free healthcare services under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) scheme.Earlier this week on Wednesday, atleast 4,77,105 beneficiary records were created on 10 March in the ongoing ‘Aap Ke Dwar Ayushman’ campaign which was launched from 1st February, 2021. Bihar was the first State to activate the beneficiary verification process in the mission mode under the initiative. aThe aim of the campaign is create large scale awareness about AB PM-JAY health insurance scheme among all beneficiaries residing in the all parts of the country especially in rural and interiors parts so that beneficiaries can avail cashless healthcare benefit upto Rs. 5 lakhs per family per year.Now, Aap Ke Dwar Ayushman’ drive is being implemented in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, J&K among other States.So far, about 1,16,83,808 Ayushman cards have been issued in this calendar year.Dr Ram Sewak Sharma, CEO, Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) said, “The aim of Aap Ke Dwar Ayushman’ awareness campaign is to verify eligible beneficiaries residing in the remotest areas across the country.”“Since its launch, Aap Ke Dwar Ayushman’ drive has registered atleast 54,05,214 Aysushman cards so far. The campaign yielded maximum results on 10 March when we recorded over 4,77,105 Ayushman cards, highest in a single day. We are expecting this number to be breached soon. I am glad that everyday lakhs of families receive the boon of Ayushman,” said Dr Sharma adding that this year NHA’s target is to register atleast five crore eligible beneficiaries.“Slew of IEC activities are being undertaken in States to educate, enroll and empower eligible beneficiaries. It has become a mass movement. Announcements are being made from temples, mosques, gurudwara and other prominent public places to spread awareness about the benefits of AB-PMJAY health insurance scheme. I am very glad to see that smaller States like Chhattisgarh is leading by creating more than 2.5 lakhs cards in a day. Bihar has also performed well, 1.69 lakhs beneficiaries were verified in the State in a day,” said Dr Sharma.It is interesting to note that recently, NHA has signed an MoU with Common Service Centres (CVC) and UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services (UTIITSL) to provide PVC Ayushman card free of cost to the eligible beneficiaries. The PVC cards are of good quality and durable. Beneficiary can obtain the PVC Ayushman card from Common Service Centres (CVC) and UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services (UTIITSL) centre after verification process. Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services By EH News Bureau on March 13, 2021 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Comment Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” COVID-19 Updates Health policies Insurance News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Jamaica Seeks to Tap into Lucrative Animation Industry

first_imgRelatedFranklin Town Residents Spruce Up Primary School RelatedStudents Attend Fulbright Session Advertisements Jamaica Seeks to Tap into Lucrative Animation Industry EducationMay 29, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakercenter_img RelatedStudents Sit Exam While School Gets Facelift FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Next month’s highly anticipated KingsToon festival will provide the opportunity for local and regional animators to get a foothold in the growing US$222.8 billion global animation industry.The two-day event will be held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Andrew, from June 20 to 21.Jamaica’s growing crop of local animators will get a chance to showcase their talent at the event.State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 28, informed that the event will bring together, international and local leaders in the animation industry, international and local universities, Jamaican professionals, and visual arts students and practitioners.He said among the objectives of the festival is to raise awareness in Jamaica about the emerging opportunities in the animation industry, by directly engaging global industry leaders in various aspects of the business of animation.“[It will also] give visibility to the pool of talented young Jamaicans and regional artists, who may be working on a freelancing basis or may simply have raw talent in the visual arts that can be molded into a professional career development,” he stated.Day one of the event will feature panel discussions and workshops on available opportunities in the industry, while the second day will see local and regional animators displaying their work in the industry and related fields.The day will also include the announcement of the winners in the KingsToon Animation Competition in several categories including Best Script and Storyboard (Jamaica); Best Experimental Animation (Jamaica); Best Character (Jamaica); Best Final Animation Product (Caribbean).The KingsToon Animation Festival is an initiative of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, in partnership with the World Bank and the Government of Canada.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more