NSW Government Funds Summer Activities For Regional Youth In Hard Hit Communities Young people in communities hit hardest by the impacts of drought, bushfire and COVID-19 border closures will enjoy a mix of free and subsidised activities this summer, with the help of funding from the NSW Government.Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor and Acting Minister for Sport and Minister for Skills Geoff Lee today announced the Summer Break program for Regional Youth.Mr Barilaro said after a challenging year, young people in 51 local government areas across the state will be able to participate in sports and recreation camps, short-courses, barbecue and beats disco events or enjoy extended opening hours at council facilities over the summer.“While much of regional NSW is on track for recovery, a number of communities are still coming to terms with the fallout of bushfires, COVID border closures or enduring impacts of drought so I know this announcement will be welcome news for families,” Mr Barilaro said.“Up to $10,000 will be made available to impacted councils to cover the costs of running youth events or to extend youth services between 16 December 2020 and 4 February 2021, while a share in a fund worth $85,000 will allow approximately 20 PCYCs in affected towns to run Barbecue and Beats discos.”Mrs Taylor said the initiative follows the NSW Government’s successful Drought Break program which was launched in December 2019 to support young people in more than 30 drought-affected communities in the state’s central, north and far west regions.“I have heard first-hand the overwhelmingly positive feedback from last year’s Drought Break program which first came to life with the help of the Regional Youth Taskforce and brought together kids, parents, carers and wider communities to have fun,” Mrs Taylor said.“I’m thrilled to confirm further funding to bring back this brilliant initiative that will give regional youth a fair opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves throughout summer.”Mr Lee said the NSW Government will provide more than 500 free places for young people at 14 camps to enjoy activities such as archery, kayaking and cooking craft with meals and accommodation included and free transport provided.“Last year’s free sport and recreation camps were really popular for hundreds of young people in drought communities and I know this year will be no different,” Mr Lee said.“The popular Summer Skills program has returned with opportunities for 15 to 24 year olds in health, construction, business, agribusiness, hospitality and retail.”Visit www.nsw.gov.au/summeractivities /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, Border, bushfires, business, coronavirus, council, covid-19, drought, Government, Minister, NSW, nswpol, Premier, running, Skills, sports, visit, Youth
Last fall ENVE started a limited time deal where they would pay you for old carbon wheels if you wanted to upgrade to their latest, premium American-made carbon hoops. Trade-In, Trade-Up was a big success last year, so they’ve brought it back to make end-of-the-year carbon wheel upgrades more affordable.ENVE Trade-In, Trade-Up limited time carbon wheel upgradesThe concept is the same as last year, even though the discount is slightly reduced. If you have any older, ridable carbon wheelset at home collecting dust, Enve will give you a sizable trade-in bonus towards the purchase of one of their newest M, G, or SES series wheelsets. If you send in an old Enve wheelset you get a $900 credit, or a $600 credit for any other non-Enve carbon wheelset, from now until Jan 3, 2020.ENVE VP Jake Pantone says the idea was originally just to get more riders to ride Enve’s latest M Series mountain bike wheels which had big flat-eliminating technical improvements. But Enve realized it made sense to include SES & G Series wheels too, to get riders on their latest tech.It doesn’t matter what riding discipline, axle or freehub standard the old wheels you want to replace have, they just need to be in ridable condition. And the trade-in program is only open to US customers, either via local Enve retail shops or direct via Enve.com. That’s because Enve isn’t scrapping the old wheels like some upgrade programs do. Instead, Enve evaluates each trade-in wheelset to refurbish what they can, and either resells or donates the old wheels to get them back onto bikes again.“Many of our customers own perfectly good wheelsets that are sitting in their garages collecting dust. These wheels have become obsolete by way of advancements in axle standards, tire volumes, and the growth of disc brakes.The true beauty of this program is that we are providing a convenient outlet to put these dormant wheelsets into the hands of someone in need. Last year, wheelsets that were traded in on our program were donated to cycling programs in developing nations, to high school mountain biking, and developmental road programs. Ultimately, it is our goal to find a home for each wheelset brought in on trade,” says Pantone.ENVE.com
HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has exercised an option for Stadler’s Valencia plant to supply a further four Citylink electro-diesel tram-trains for the route being developed to link Hódmezővásárhely with Szeged.The country’s first tram-train project aims to provide a high-quality service for daily commuters between the two cities, which are 25 km apart. Both have inconveniently located railway stations, meaning the majority of public transport commuting is currently by bus. The tram-trains will use 600 V DC electric power on the street-running sections in the two cities, and will be powered by two low-emission diesel powerpacks rated at 390 kW on the main line.MÁV-Start placed a HF17∙6bn order for an intial eight Stadler tram-trains in Novmber 2017, and these are expected to enter service in late 2021. The additonal vehicles announced on July 3 will follow by the summer of 2022, enabling the service to be increased from every 20 min to every 15 min.The low-floor vehicles will be 37∙2 m long and 2 650 mm wide with a capacity of 220 passengers, including 92 seated. They will have four multi-purpose places for persons with reduced mobility including wheelchair users and people with prams.They will be able to negotiate curves down to 22 m radius, and will have doors at different heights, as well as sliding ramps to provide easy access at stations without requiring infrastructure modifications. Other features include air-conditioning, CCTV and a passenger infomration system.The tram-train project was described in detail in the Spring 2020 issue of Metro Report International magazine, which registered users can read online.
Share Education Minister, Petter Saint JeanAt a recent cabinet discussion, Education Minister Hon. Petter Saint Jean stated that through government‘s revamping of the education system, teachers are now better qualified to enter classrooms.This is due to a series of teacher training courses that prospective teachers are expected to go through before stepping into a classroom.“The whole issue of teacher development, continuous teacher training is a big issue for us in the Ministry of Education. If every child is to succeed, teachers must be equipped to deliver quality education. We have addressed this issue head on so that today generally to get into teaching, one must not only meet the minimum entry requirements which are the four O levels CXC subjects, one must do the teacher training course.”The education minister further explained that as a result of government’s initiative, the education enhancement project allows for teachers to expand their knowledge in a number of teacher training subjects.“The Government of Dominica is currently paying for twenty-one teachers to obtain a Bachelor’s of Education degree, six of which are studying Mathematics. We are also focusing seriously on Visual and Performing Arts because some children are inclined in that respect.We have five teachers studying that, two in Agriculture, Special Education and Industrial Technology and Home Economics.”In addition, Hon Saint Jean also noted that there were still more teachers studying for their masters degree.“We have five teachers studying at the master’s level, being paid for by the Government of Dominica through the Education Enhancement Project. The master’s degree varies from Education, Counselling, Special Education and Speech Therapy.”He also highlighted areas that teachers are being trained in the diploma level.“We have fifteen of them at the diploma level doing post graduate diplomas In Education Plumbing, Auto-Mechanics and Home Economics and we have three of them at the certificate level in Cosmetology.”Government Information Service Tweet Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondaryTertiary Education Enhancement Project proving to be fruitful by: – August 24, 2012 Sharing is caring! 39 Views no discussions