Ground to a halt: Climate change protesters smash windows at Shell’s London HQ as blockades continue

first_img whatsapp Share Ground to a halt: Climate change protesters smash windows at Shell’s London HQ as blockades continue Monday 15 April 2019 1:57 pm Climate change protesters have attacked the London base of Shell, smashing doors and defacing the property as thousands of activists took to the streets in central London today.Read more: The cheek of it: Climate activists strip off in parliament More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com The Metropolitan Police confirmed three arrests have been made as of 2pm this afternoon on suspicion of criminal damage. The three men have been taken to a central London police station”Officers remain at the scene and the incident remains ongoing.”In a statement, activists said: “Still our governments remain silent about the severity of the threat and still the industries that drive this collapse are free to pollute and to steal the future from our children with zero accountability.” Other Extinction Rebellion protesters have gathered at Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch as well as other key landmarks including Parliament Square to block traffic, as part of a global day of action.This morning, Transport For London (TfL) said Waterloo Bridge was “blocked in both directions”, while Oxford Circus and Marble Arch had also been brought to a standstill.A4201 Oxford Circus is blocked by demonstrators. Please use alternative routes. #ExtinctionRebellion https://t.co/7XBw1HgHV7 pic.twitter.com/LQFpbBZOOZ— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) April 15, 2019Activists gathered at Hyde Park yesterday and were encouraged to camp there overnight before a march towards Piccadilly Circus today. Demonstrators graffitied the oil giant’s headquarters near Waterloo and several appeared to have glued their hands to the glass doors. Graffiti read: “Shell kills.”Others climbed the scaffolding of the building and put up a banner that says “Shell Knows”. whatsapp “Civil disobedience works when it’s peaceful, respectful, disruptive and undertaken en masse. We don’t want to disrupt London, but our government’s failure over the last 30 years leaves us no choice but to bring this to people’s attention.”The action follows a smaller protest on Friday, as around 1,000 students blocked Oxford Street at the junction with Regent Street as the third nationwide climate protest turned into a march.Eighty-five people were arrested in London in November when thousands of protesters occupied five central London bridges.Politicians were shocked as 12 semi-naked Extinction Rebellion protesters glued their hands to the glass partition above a debate in the House of Commons, resulting in their eventual arrest.Read more: Commuter chaos: Extinction Rebellion causes central London gridlockExtinction Rebellion said the activists had done it to “call attention to the ‘elephant in the room’ – climate and ecological crisis.” Alex Daniel The Metropolitan Police have said they have “appropriate” plans in place and that officers will be used “to support the public order operation during the coming weeks”.They added: “We will always provide a proportionate policing plan to balance the right to a peaceful protest, while ensuring that disruption to communities is kept to a minimum.”Extinction Rebellion said: “We’ve tried petitions, marches, letters, reports, papers, meetings, even direct actions; and global emissions have continued to rise. Governments prioritise the short term interests of the economic elites, so to get their attention, we have to disrupt the economy. They have left us with no other option. Tags: Climate change More than 80 cities in 33 countries are holding similar events in protest about environmental issues, they said.Emergency services have been made aware of the plans, said the group. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Ted Soqui’s Occupy LA Photos on Display at Bergamot Station

first_imgUncategorizedTed Soqui’s Occupy LA Photos on Display at Bergamot StationBy Shayna Rose Arnold – January 25, 2012346ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItJust Occupy, an exhibition of work by photojournalists Ted Soqui and Christopher Felver plus pieces by artists Shepard Fairey and John Harvey, opened at the Robert Berman Gallery at Bergamot Station last week. The show—the first to document the Occupy LA movement—is spirited, colorful, and moving.It includes portraits of protestors, like the one Soqui took of Sarah Mason in front of City Hall that was selected by Fairey as the cover image of Time magazine’s Person of the Year cover in December. The original image, which hangs mid-way down the gallery’s right-hand wall, is striking. Mason’s skin is lighter than it appears in Fairey’s interpretation, but her eyes, hazel magnets beneath a mustard-colored cap, exude confidence.Other photographs capture the Occupy L.A. movement as it grew, evolved, and was ultimately uprooted from downtown. My favorite picture in the exhibition, a large panorama in the middle of the room, shows how diverse the group of protesters that gathered outside City Hall was, both in age and race, and how technology and Hope were tenants of the cause; cell phones, cameras, and posters with positive messaging dot the frame. Some photographs portray the culture of the protests (I could practically hear the drums), most include an image of the U.S. flag. Some pieces are framed, and others are tacked to the walls simply, as if in solidarity with the 99% who can’t afford, well, much.In the back of the gallery a United States of America-shaped body bag lies on a mini metal gurney. A tag tied to its zipper reads CAUSE OF DEATH: GREED/HUBRIS. It’s the darkest, most overtly political piece in the show, and yet it fits in. It’s smart, packs a punch, and seeks to put a literal end to the economic injustice faced by Americans. What happens next? We’ll see. Photograph courtesy bergamotstation.com TAGS2012January 2012L.A. CulturePrevious articleAndre Guerrero to Open Bakery Next to MaximilianoNext articleAuthor Spotlight: Mary Jane ClarkShayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

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London weather: Met Office issues amber and yellow alert for heavy rain and gale force winds, warning weather could cause travel chaos

first_img London weather: Met Office issues amber and yellow alert for heavy rain and gale force winds, warning weather could cause travel chaos Don’t forget your brollies today: the Met Office has just updated its weather warning, taking its alert from yellow to amber in parts of south east England and East Anglia. It has also increased its forecast for rain to 30mm, up from 20mm, which is expected “quite widely”. Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to hit the country from lunchtime: London, the south east, east and East Midlands are all expected to be buffeted by winds of up to 50mph, particularly on the coast, with 70mm of rain predicted in places.   The rain and wind was “expected to cross much of southern England before clearing to the east on Saturday morning”. https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/624151039630016512 While there is still some uncertainty about just how bad the weather will get, the Met Office has upped its warning for parts of Kent and East Anglia, saying winds of up to 45mph will hit inland areas.    The weather could be intense enough to “bring disruptive wind and rain to some parts” of the country, the body added. Given the large volume of traffic on Friday afternoons, travel could be particuarly chaotic in affected parts of the country.  “The public should be aware of the potential for disruption particularly for those engaged in outdoor activities.”  The distinctly un-summery weather is being caused by an area of low pressure, which will run northeastwards close to southern England until Saturday morning.  The forecasting service said it may update its warning again later today as further information becomes available. Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ center_img Catherine Neilan whatsapp Friday 24 July 2015 3:16 am Tags: UK weatherlast_img read more

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Visually impaired Laois teenager makes Irish wrestling history

first_img Pinterest Visually impaired Laois teenager makes Irish wrestling history RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Pinterest Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community TAGSIrish wrestling championshipJordan Percy Facebook Previous articleSadness at passing of Tom Peters, one of the guards injured in the infamous Garryhinch bombingNext articleKingston leads South East to second Divisional win while Murphy inspires North East to first Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Jordan Percy Today history was made by one Laois teenager.Thirteen year old Jordan Percy became the first ever visually impaired person to win a silver medal at the Irish open wrestling championship.The Portlaoise teenager only began the sport six months ago, but is already turning out to be a pro at it, and came a remarkable third place in his first ever competition in May.Jordan says he took up the sport as a form of self-defence. “At school in one of the hallways I was just walking around, it was very crowded.“When I got into the middle of the crowd I got a smack across the face. I just really wanted to learn a way to defend myself, so I applied for the self-defence classes,” Jordan previously explained to RTÉ.“I like the way that when I’m in wrestling class it feels as if I’m not even disabled,” he told the national broadcaster.Mirek Stankiewicz is Jordan’s wrestling coach and stresses that wrestling is for anyone who wants to take part in it. He told RTÉ: “Wrestling is for everyone. There’s no problem if you’re blind.Jordan said he appreciates the respect he gets from Mirek and everyone at Portlaoise Wrestling Club. “He treats me as if I don’t have a disability, which I love. I like the way that whenever I’m in a wrestling class it feels as if I’m not even disabled.“Some people have soccer, some people have basketball, some people have hockey. Wrestling is kind o like my sport. I really love it,” added Jordan.A family of achieversJordan’s two brothers and parents George and Tracey are all visually impaired, but you can think again if you think this stops them from achieving anything they set their hearts and minds to.His father George recently climbed Croagh Patrick for the Irish Guide Dogs Association and mother Tracey knows that once Jordan steps onto that mat, he is the exact same as everyone else.“Even the students that are here, it’s irrelevant to them that he is visually impaired. He’s a competitor. He’s 5 ft 6 and they think, ‘how are we going to get this lad down?’” Tracey said.Jordan is part of one of Laois Sports Partnership’s Sports Inclusion Disability programme in Portlaoise Wresting club.Laois Sports Partnership received dormant accounts funding from Sport Ireland to run a Community Coaching programme. Coach Mirek was one of the participants of this course and he expressed an interest in working with people with disabilities.Laois Sports Partnership’s sports inclusion disability officer contacted a local Down Syndrome group & National Council for the Blind Ireland and organised for participants to attend the newly formed classes.SEE ALSO – Sadness at passing of Tom Peters, one of the guards injured in the infamous Garryhinch bombing Home News Community Visually impaired Laois teenager makes Irish wrestling history NewsCommunity Council WhatsApp Twitter Community By Siun Lennon – 20th October 2018 WhatsApplast_img read more

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“I Yielded to North Korean Reality, not Torture”

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China “I Yielded to North Korean Reality, not Torture” AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] [imText1]Kim Young Hwan, who lead the South Korean students’ democratic movement in the 1980s, recently discussed his ideological conversion. He is currently a member of the editorial committee of the quarterly magazine Zeitgeist, and an editorial writer for the Daily NK.Mr. Kim spread the Juche Ideology and “National Liberation line (so called NL movement in South Korea)” among students through a book written under his pen name, “Kangcheol,” meaning steel or a strong spirit like steel. His book, “Kangcheol’s Letter,” was a manual for the Juche Ideology and played a major part in the students’ socialist movement in the1980s and continues to influence present day South Korean leftists. However, after a submarine secretly deposited Mr. Kim into North Korea, he met Kim Il Sung, and was converted into an activist for North Korean democratization. In a conference held by National Development Institute on the 26th, Kim Young Hwan released the story of his ideological conversion and the end of his career as the democratic movement’s “godfather of a Juche faction consisting of 100 thousand students.” He was almost deified by students and activists involved in social movements in the 1980s. He said that “National Liberation Movement Theory (NL) spread among university students so fast that even he was amazed. NL theory spread among students of Seoul University in just 2 or 3 months and to students of all South Korean universities in 8~10 months.” “At the time, around 400 police officers had been deployed to catch me. Some of them went so far as to watch my grandmother’s tomb.” After his capture, he experienced “torture for 47 days while under interrogation by the National Intelligence Service. The most pleasant day in this miserable experience was January 9th, 1986 when I was finally imprisoned and delivered from NIS torture.”“Intelligence bureaus have legitimate interests in prohibiting extra-governmental relationship building with North Korea. However the torture imposed by the NIS served only to strengthen my determination to implement social revolution.” He refused to allow the harsh experience to depress him. What did depress him, however, was the “reality of North Korea.”After his release, he lead the Democracy Revolutionary Party, an underground organization devoting itself to socialist revolution and in 1991, entered North Korea secretly. He described his visit to Pyongyang: “As I witnessed the declining economic situation in North Korea, I realized there was something else amiss.” “In a discussion with North Korean scholars on Juche Ideology, I repeatedly asked them what they would do if the supreme leader made the same mistakes as those of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. They could not form relevant responses.” He surmised that North Korea had become the only place where there was no real freedom to study its own Ideology. “I met Kim Il Sung twice, and he knew virtually nothing about Juche Ideology. I wondered if he had read any of the books published under his own name.” He visited North Korea to establish relationships with North Korean authority, but it provided him a good opportunity to assess the reality of North Korea—specifically that the North Korean regime was a mafia oriented cult. That realization prompted his conversion into a life-long activist for North Korean democratization. In a statement released to the leftist magazine Mal, he said, “The Theory of the Supreme Leader is a deception.” He said that while few are practically pursuing pro-North Korea and conventional socialism, present day South Korean society is still deeply influenced by the socialistic nationalism of the 1980’s. Regarding the social atmosphere of South Korea, he said that “Overcoming socialistic nationalism is massively important, and I will do everything in my power to reverse this ideological trend in South Korea.” He acknowledges his responsibility for the residual social side effects of past student NL movements. News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak center_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter News By Daily NK – 2007.06.30 10:02pm News SHARElast_img read more

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‘Troops May Have Approached MDL for Infiltration Routes’

first_img Two incidents between South and North Koreathis past Saturday and Sunday, one which resulted in the exchange of fire, nearthe Military Demarcation Line [MDL] may have been a calculated provocationinitiated by Pyongyang’s General Bureau ofReconnaissance[GBR], according to a defector formerly affiliated with the body.On Sunday, when roughly ten North Koreansoldiers approached the MDL in the area of Paju, Gyeonggi Province [just northof Seoul], South Koreans soldiers issued a verbal warning before firing warningshots. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the twosides exchanged fire for roughly ten minutes and that two casings believed tobe from the North were recovered.The previous day, North Korean soldiers hadalso approached the MDL between 8:30a.m. and 4p.m. in the eastern area ofCheolwon County in Gangwon Province, which also resulted in warning messagesand shots from the South. The North Korean soldiers retreated without anyparticular reaction to the warning shots, which precluded an exchange of fire.Just this month, Pyongyang has carried outfour provocations. Aside from the MDL incidents, on the 7th, there was askirmish in the West Sea near the Northern Limit Line [the de facto maritimeborder between the two Koreas], and on the 10th, the two Koreas exchanged fireafter the North shot down devices carrying anti-regime propaganda leaflets.In the recent week, the two sides had seensigns of warming relations with an unexpected visit from the North’s three most powerful officials, including Hwang Pyong So, the vicechairman of the North’s Korean People’s Army. However, not long after their return to Pyongyang, a seriesof provocations have continued near border areas, ratcheting up tensions in theregion. Many see this as a move to claim the upper hand in the upcominghigh-level talks.However, a North Korean defector who usedto be a member of the General Bureau of Reconnaissance believes this the mostrecent incidents are not in relation to the high-level talks, but a move fromthe GBR to assess infiltration routes, while examining the readiness ofSouth Korean troops.The defector, who goes by the surname Cho,told the Daily NK, “Even for soldiers fromthe ‘Mingyeong Unit,’ who areon the frontline, it’s almost impossible to approachthe truce line on the southern side.” Cho explained, “Getting that close to the frontline is usually only possible forspecial agents from the GBR which falls under the Ministry of People’sArmed Forces.” “If North Korea had sent those soldierswith the goal of better positioning itself in the upcoming talks, it would havemost definitely fired back at the South Korean troops,”the defector asserted. “But on the 18th, they pulled backwith no reaction, and on the next day, casings may have been found, but otherthan that, they didn’t show much of a counter-response.This is why they could have been studying infiltration routes and gauging theresponse of South Korean forces.”Soldiers from Mingyeong Unit under the 2ndCorps,in charge of patrolling and guarding areas adjacent to the MDL,can only work in restricted areas for tasks such as collecting firewood, andare strictly prohibited from approaching further south, according to Cho.However, soldiers from the GBR venture all the way down to the frontline, withlandmine removal teams manning the front.“Approaching the fence all the way downnear the southern side is a sensitive issue between the two Koreas, so italways requires approval from the General Staff,” Chosaid. “This should not be seen as an independent moveinitiated by the commanding officer of the unit.”“In 2009, the Panmunjom representativeswere transferred to the GBR,” the defector said. “Out of the tensoldiers, six or seven are likely combat soldiers from the GBR, and the restare probably landmine removal soldiers.”He added, “TheBureau concludes its annual training by mid-October, and then it puts togethertwo strategic units for land and sea infiltration to assess their final combatcapabilities,” saying, “now isthat precise period.” ‘Troops May Have Approached MDL for Infiltration Routes’ News By Choi Song Min – 2014.10.22 5:35pm SHARE News AvatarChoi Song Min RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

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Minister of Sports Lauds Performance of Jamaicans in Special Olympics in China

first_imgRelatedMinister of Sports Lauds Performance of Jamaicans in Special Olympics in China RelatedMinister of Sports Lauds Performance of Jamaicans in Special Olympics in China FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Minister of Sports, the Honourable Olivia “Babsy” Grange has sent heartiest congratulations to Jamaica’s Special Olympics Team at the World Summer games in Shanghai, China.“It is with great pride and joy, that I congratulate you for winning a total of nine medals so far.“This is a very special day for us all and new experience as Jamaica looks forward to more successes for the remainder of the Games.“I note that the Team has now won one Gold, one Silver and seven Bronze medals.“Congratulations to Terry Burgess of Special Olympic Westmoreland for winning the men’s singles event in Bocce in a convincing fashion. Also to Lutherina Erskine for taking a Silver and Bronze in swimming and the other medal winners in swimming, Gavin Ogilvie, Leon Barclay and Kadian Ingleton. Congrats to the other medal winner, Cedric Mowatt for his Bronze in the Bocce men’s singles division.“I had indicated to you before your departure to China to do your very best, even though you may not be successful in your attempts but you are being good ambassadors. You have done Jamaica proud.” RelatedMinister of Sports Lauds Performance of Jamaicans in Special Olympics in Chinacenter_img Minister of Sports Lauds Performance of Jamaicans in Special Olympics in China UncategorizedOctober 5, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

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Governance Rules review for new Council

first_imgGovernance Rules review for new Council Individual speakers at Council meetings may no longer be permitted under proposed Governance Rules currently out for consultation. Instead of speaking at a Council meeting about an agenda item, community members would continue to provide written statements for the consideration of Councillors.The opportunity to speak at Council meetings is a long-held tradition in Bayside, however, we’ve seen a 155% increase in community engagement with Council meetings since written statements were introduced in March 2020 due to COVID restrictions. This is likely because it’s easier to provide comprehensive information in writing than being required to attend and speak at a meeting. A written statement format may also encourage submissions from people who aren’t comfortable speaking in a public setting.Other benefits considered when proposing a permanent switch from verbal to written statements include providing more time for Councillors to consider submissions before making decisions; keeping meetings to a reasonable duration; and improving transparency by publishing statement content instead of speaker names only in agendas.When adopting Governance Rules in August 2020, Council resolved to review the rules within 12 months of a local government election. Your feedback on the proposed Governance Rules will help our new Council refine and enhance the way their meetings are conducted.Click here to provide your feedback via Council’s Have Your Say website before consultation closes on 19 May 2021.Have your sayBack to news /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:Bayside, Bayside City Council, community, community engagement, council, election, Government, local council, Victoria, websitelast_img read more

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Canada welcomes Auditor General’s report on health resources for Indigenous communities

first_imgCanada welcomes Auditor General’s report on health resources for Indigenous communities From: Indigenous Services CanadaThe Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, issued the following statement today:“Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) thanks the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for its report on Health Resources for Indigenous communities specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was issued on May 26.“Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) thanks the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for its report on Health Resources for Indigenous communities specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was issued on May 26.Throughout the pandemic, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities have demonstrated incredible leadership, strength and resilience in their responses to this global public health threat. To support them, and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked hard to provide communities and Indigenous organizations with the support needed to protect against and manage the impacts of the virus.Our top priority was and remains the health, safety and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, families and communities.We welcome the two recommendations set out in the report. We are pleased that the Auditor General’s report notes that ISC leveraged its strong partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners to act and adapt quickly to the emerging challenges of this unprecedented pandemic. As noted in the report, the department expanded access to its stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) to address critical gaps in the provision of PPE during a period of global shortages. The report also notes that ISC made contract nurses and paramedics available to Indigenous communities and streamlined the process for hiring additional nurses while acknowledging the significant demand for scarce health human resources.While the report focuses on direct operations on PPE and health human resources, there are many other ways in which the department provided support. We provided significant funding to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous organizations to mobilize their own pandemic response teams, provide PPE supplies and implement many other public health and broader social measures to mitigate against COVID-19. The department also took immediate steps to avoid essential service interruptions in remote and isolated communities by standing up a contract for the delivery of dedicated air services to transport nurses from across Canada to remote and isolated communities. ISC also established new nurse and paramedic contracts that increased ISC’s contracted workforce by 177 health care workers, who are available to provide COVID-19 surge support primarily to remote, isolated and semi-isolated First Nations communities.While our commitment to timely assistance has not wavered throughout this difficult time, we have learned lessons that will inform the department’s continued response efforts and better prepare us in the event of a future pandemic.The country has been confronted with the need for investments in human resource capacity in the health sector. ISC will continue to collaborate with Indigenous partners and communities to address shortages, including working to find the right balance of health professional resources to support the needs of diverse communities. Indigenous-led health teams are key, as has been demonstrated by First Nations pandemic response teams, which is just one of many examples. To continue to address the unique challenges faced by Indigenous communities beyond the pandemic, Budget 2021 invested $354 million over five years to increase the number of nurses and other medical professionals in remote and isolated First Nations communities.In addition, ISC has committed to identifying and maintaining optimal amounts of PPE in the department’s stockpile to address the needs of First Nations communities, but also to work with provincial, territorial and federal partners in identifying the ideal amount of PPE required to protect all Indigenous Peoples, regardless of where they live in Canada.ISC values the important recommendations put forward in the report, and we are committed to continuing this important work, in full partnership with our Indigenous partners.” /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:Canada, covid-19, Government, health, Indigenous, leadership, Minister, pandemic, pandemic response, paramedics, personal protective equipment, public health, resilience, resources, Safety, Transport, workforcelast_img read more

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Volkswagen’s future racing efforts will be completely electric

first_imgThe eTrophy goes to Jaguar for conquering EV speed freaks’ hearts Volkswagen late January unveiled an electric Golf R concept to act as ambassador for the brand’s future racing efforts, which will be entirely battery-powered.The vehicle is set to debut in Austria at this weekend’s GP Ice Race, where VW will put on a show featuring old and new race cars. “The Ice Race in Zell am See thrilled many fans with its first revival last year,” said Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport director.“I think we have found an exciting mix of current and vintage cars. Furthermore, with the fully electric cars, we are able to offer a view of the future.” Along with the Golf concept and ID.R, VW’s GP Ice Race fleet will also feature the famous 1302 S ‘Salzburg’ Beetle; and a rallycross Beetle R.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos See More Videos advertisement 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” RELATED TAGSVolkswagenNon-LuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Volkswagen e-performance Golf R at the Ice Race  Volkswagen 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 The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada Nissan plugs in quickly to electric racing For now, the electric Golf R is just a concept, but it’s possible the technology used in it could underpin a new vehicle to be used in Rallycross or Electric Touring Car Racing. It won’t make a debut in the road-going world, though, as VW is putting all its EV-driven efforts in the Golf-sized segment into its ID.3.VW’s other race car, the ID.R, has already claimed a few records, including at tracks like Pikes Peak, the Nürburgring and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.VW’s commitment to electric race cars extends so far as to actually pull out of gasoline-powered racing, focusing solely on electron power. Sven Smeets had something to say about that too. “In this regard, motorsport can be a trailblazer: on the one hand, it serves as a dynamic laboratory for the development of future production cars and, on the other, as a convincing marketing platform to inspire people even more towards electric mobility.” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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