DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade Gardens

first_imgRelatedFinance Minister Hints at Lower Interest Rates RelatedMore Revenue Administrators to Assist Tax Payers Photo: Mark BellManaging Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica, (DBJ), Milverton Reynolds (third right), presents Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF), Novlet Deans (third left), with a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of grant funding to the EHF, to carry out a development project in Parade Gardens, South Central Kingston. Others (from left) are: Board Director, EHF, Edward Bailey; Vice President, Parade Gardens Community Centre, Shaka Payne; Technical Specialist with the Community Renewal Programme, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Charmaine Brimm; and General Manager, Strategic Services Division, DBJ, Claudine Tracey. The MoU was signed today (June 4), during a press briefing held at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston. DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade Gardens Finance & Public ServiceJune 5, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton Advertisements DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade GardensJIS 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 Story HighlightsThe Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided a $6.9 million grant to the Environment Health Foundation (EHF) for the implementation of a social development project in the community of Parade Gardens in South Central Kingston.The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish their partnership, during a press briefing held on June 4, at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston.Under the one-year project, the EHF will provide entrepreneurial, career development and skills training for the residents, as well as coaching in personal development and behavioural change. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided a $6.9 million grant to the Environment Health Foundation (EHF) for the implementation of a social development project in the community of Parade Gardens in South Central Kingston.The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish their partnership, during a press briefing held on June 4, at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston.Under the one-year project, the EHF will provide entrepreneurial, career development and skills training for the residents, as well as coaching in personal development and behavioural change.It also involves outfitting the newly constructed Parade Gardens Community Centre with renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies; installing energy-efficient bulbs in households; and increasing awareness of the residents about the benefits of energy conservation.Managing Director of the DBJ, Milverton Reynolds, said the aim is to empower the residents to improve their circumstances and contribute to the country’s development.“We believe there is bound to be a positive developmental impact from this intervention. At the end of this one-year programme, the young people will have skills, which will be certified by HEART Trust/NTA,” he said.He noted that with the new skills and certification, residents of the community “will become socially responsible citizens, participating fully in the life of the country and contributing their fair share of the taxes that help to improve the roads, education and health care.”Director and Chief Executive Officer of the EHF, Novlet Deans, informed that the total cost of the project is in excess of $21.5 million.She noted that some 90 residents of Parade Gardens are being targeted to benefit from the training and development initiatives.“This project will result in employment opportunities and that will certainly aid in the development of Jamaica’s social infrastructure,” Mrs. Deans said.Vice President, Parade Gardens Community Centre, Shaka Payne, also welcomed the intervention which, he said, will provide the residents with skills to enhance their employability.He said equipping the community centre with energy-efficient technologies will lower the energy bill by at least 70 per cent.“This will also aid in keeping us off an overwhelming statistics of community centres across Jamaica that have closed down because of inability to pay utilities and maintenance,” he said.Other participating stakeholders include the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), the Social Development Commission (SDC), HEART Trust/NTA and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedFinance Minister Commends Credit Union Movementlast_img read more

28 people awaiting admission at LUH

first_imgThere were 28 people awaiting admission at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, five of them on Emergency Department trolleys.That’s eight down on yesterday’s figure of 36.Nationally, the INMO say there were 554 people waiting for in-patient beds, with the largest number, 45, recorded at University Hospital Limerick. Pinterest By News Highland – January 31, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest 28 people awaiting admission at LUH Google+ Facebook Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase center_img Previous article‘Alarming’ level of illegal dumping at Inishowen beauty spotNext articleWest Tyrone MLA calling on legal challenge against A5 to be withdraw News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Homepage BannerNews Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn WhatsApp Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegartylast_img read more

Indian Train Stops to Help Baby Elephant Stuck in Ditch

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA baby elephant in India became trapped after slipping on a muddy railway embankment, but thanks to a passing train, the animal was pulled out of the hole and got a snack while waiting to be rescued.Passengers on a moving train saw the young calf in distress and convinced the train’s engineer to stop. They gave it food before a rescue ensued.(READ the story, w/ more photos, in the Metro.co.uk)File photo credit: niel schubertAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Initial Casting Set for West End Transfer of The Watsons, New Play Adapted from Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel

first_imgThe first slate of casting is here for the upcoming West End production of Laura Wade’s new drama The Watsons. Samuel West will direct the previously announced transfer from the Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory, set to arrive at the Harold Pinter Theatre on May 8 ahead of an opening night set for May 19.Heading the cast will be Grace Molony reprising her Evening Standard Award-nominated turn as Emma Watson, with fellow previous cast members Sam Alexander as Robert Watson, Sally Bankes as Nanny, Jane Booker as Lady Osborne, Elaine Claxton as Mrs Edwards, Ralph Davis as Lord Osborne, Tim Delap as Mr. Howard, Sophie Duval as Mrs. Robert, Louise Ford as Laura, John Wilson Goddard as Mr. Watson, Rhianna McGreevy as Margaret Watson, Elander Moore as Bertie, Paksie Vernon as Elizabeth Watson and Cat White as Miss Osborne.Picking up from an unfinished novel by Jane Austen, The Watsons follows Emma (Molony), nineteen and new in town, who has been cut off by her wealthy aunt. She needs to marry and fast, or be faced with a life of poverty and spinsterhood stuck in her humdrum family home. Luckily, she has plenty of prospective suitors asking to dance, from dashing socialite Tom Musgrave to the stinking rich, socially awkward Lord Osborne (Davis), but struggles with which partner to pick.The production will include scenic design by Ben Stones, lighting design by Richard Howell, sound design by Gregory Clarke, movement by Mike Ashcroft and music by Isobel Waller-Bridge.The Watsons is scheduled to play a limited West End engagement through September 26, 2020. Additional casting will be announced soon. View Commentslast_img read more

Berkshire Bank Foundation invests over $300,000 in community initiatives

first_imgBerkshire Bank,Vermont Business Magazine Berkshire Bank Foundation is excited to announce that it has awarded $314,901 in grants and pledges to 88 nonprofit organizations through their 3 main grant programs, which focus on community and economic development, education and basic needs. The funding was awarded during the first quarter grants cycle. In 2017, Berkshire Bank Foundation implemented refined priorities focusing on specific outcomes. The organizations and programs receiving funding best achieved these outcomes in the areas of early childhood literacy, financial education, job training, affordable housing, small business development, neighborhood revitalization, food access, health care access and addiction treatment, among others. “We are so pleased to continue supporting many nonprofit organizations making great strides in the areas outlined within our new priorities,” said Lori Gazzillo, Director of the Berkshire Bank Foundation. “We look forward to continuing to enhance the impact of our support as we work with the various deserving organizations to address our most pressing issues.”Additional details about the Foundation’s philanthropic strategy and application criteria can be found online at www.berkshirebank.com/foundation(link is external)About Berkshire Bank FoundationThrough foundation grants to nonprofits, scholarships to students, environmental programs, and employee volunteerism, Berkshire Bank is making a difference. Each year the Foundation donates $2 million to nonprofits throughout the Bank’s footprint and 100% of bank employees provide over 40,000 hours of service through their XTEAM® corporate volunteer program. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2016. To learn more about Berkshire Bank Foundation, visit www.berkshirebank.com/community(link is external). About Berkshire BankBerkshire Hills Bancorp Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $9.2 billion in assets and 97 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing a network of financial services including personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  The company believes life is exciting, and we are driven to exist at the critical moments in our customers’ life.  Through providing our customers big bank resources with small bank attention, we help turn what is exciting to them into reality. Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage and the community partner of Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza. To learn more, visit www.berkshirebank.com(link is external), call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.Source: PITTSFIELD, MA, April 20, 2017 – Berkshire Bank Foundation,Yeslast_img read more

Photo/video contest to promote Dominica launched

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Photo/video contest to promote Dominica launched by: – June 19, 2013 35 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share A local group, uncutGEM, Wednesday announced the launch of “DA Nice”—the first eco photo and video Facebook contest in Dominica.The contest organized by Ama Francis and Nona Lawrence, was created to encourage Dominicans to appreciate the island’s natural resources and actively participate in making Dominica the top eco destination in the world by spreading the word about the country.“DA Nice” will run from June 20-July 31, 2013 and is open to entrants of all ages and nationalities.Prospective participants are encouraged to post one (1) photo and/or video showcasing “real DA,” “breathtaking DA,” “rejuvenating DA,” “extreme DA,” or “untouched DA” to the uncutGEM FB page www.facebook.com/uncutgem.da.Four winners will be chosen from among the top 6 “most liked” entries.Prizes include a 2-night stay for two at Secret Bay, a personalized photo shoot in nature with 365 MMP, a whale-watching excursion for two with Anchorage Hotel and a dinner for two at Westport Tavern.With “DA Nice,” Francis and Lawrence are continuing the effort they started with a travel video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkTqhNN5sBw) submitted to the “Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competition” to spur a grassroots approach to building Dominica’s tourism industry.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Auburn drops in the polls

first_imgAUBURN — A record-setting offensive outing against the vaunted Alabama defense didn’t do much to lessen the blow in the polls of Auburn’s fourth loss.Auburn (8-4. 4-4 SEC) fell to five spots in both major polls, dropping No. 20 in the Associated Press to No. 21 in the Amway Coaches poll after its 55-44 loss to top-ranked Alabama.Auburn received 358 points in the AP poll, down from 597 last week.Alabama took over the top spot in the AP poll with 1,426 points and 25 first place votes.Florida State dropped to No. 2 with 1,423 points with 29 first place votes while No. 3 Oregon (1,391) received the five remaiing first place votes.TCU, Baylor, Ohio State, Michigan State, Arizona, Kansas State and Mississippi State round out the AP top 10.Auburn is 3-3 against ranked teams.Auburn received 361 points in the coaches poll, down from 565 a week ago, and is one of just three four-loss teams in the coaches poll.Alabama (11-1, 7-1) remained No. 1 with 1,507 points and 28 first place votes, up from 1,474 points and 25 first place votes.No. 2 Florida State (1,489 points) lost two first place votes (28), No. 3 Oregon (1,458 points) kept its six first place votes.TCU (1,339), Baylor (1,300), Ohio State (1,269), Michigan State (1.136), Arizona (1,050), Kansas State (1,037) and Mississippi State (979) round out the top 10 of the coaches poll.last_img read more

Jonathan Pratt and Willem Lasonder on fire again in Pattaya

first_imgJonathan Pratt showed his good shape with just 1 over the course handicap on the front nine. The back nine was harder, but he won with 40 Stableford points, a very good result. Second was Stan Rees with 37 Stableford points and third our lady Rosaleen Garvey with 24 Stableford points. PSC Golf from SIAM Country Resort PattayaAfter just 1 week on the course, we’ve already found our rhythm again with results in the forties.On Tuesday 12th May 2020 we went with 3 groups to Greenwood again, where we played the C & B course.  Same as last week, the course was in very good condition and well prepared. The greens are still not consistent but in good shape. It was a very warm and humid day again with almost no breeze. It is still difficult to get used to the fact that there is no shower to freshen up after the round. Near pin: Keith Barker and Rosaleen Garvey.On Thursday the 14th May Pattaya Country Club was our venue. The course was in excellent condition, we were really astonished how nice the fairways and greens were after the lock down. We were surprised that playing a five ball was allowed with all the directives about social distancing. Again, a warm and humid day, sometimes with clouds and a threat of rain.Promoted ContentbrainberriesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?brainberriesbrainberries Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Muchbrainberries6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TruebrainberriesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?brainberries10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FrombrainberriesPattaya’s Bunker Boys golfers brave threat of rain for successful week of …12 Countries With The Most Impressive Technological InnovationsbrainberriesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?brainberriesWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?brainberriesPattaya Pressure at the Emerald – Pattaya MailThe Best Cars Of All Timebrainberries7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennybrainberriesTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVbrainberriesCaptain Cripple achieves high score on wet Pattaya day – Pattaya MailBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldbrainberriesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waybrainberries Today Willem Lasonder showed his good form. He won with 41 Stableford points, even missing a score on the last hole. Stan Rees is playing very consistent and came second with 37 Stableford points. Ty Anderson was third with 33 Stableford points.Near pin: Dan Garvey, Dave Smith and Willem Lasonder.last_img read more