Providence Parklands at South RipleyA residential masterplanned community at South Ripley is the first in Queensland aiming to get more children off the couch and involved in outdoor activities.The partnership between Providence South Ripley and Nature Play Queensland will help shape the community into a place for children to play freely outdoors.A community Playbourhood Day was held last month where local children enjoyed outdoor games and cubby house building.Providence is the largest masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley with nearly 700 families now calling the estate home.Nature Play Queensland’s mission is to increase the time children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors – nature play – is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.Nature play promotes a range of health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, and builds resilience and creativity. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoProvidence project director Michael Khan said: “Providence has always been about families and one of the things we hear from our community is around the challenges of getting kids out of the house to enjoy the outdoors”.“We have amazing parks, paths and playgrounds but need to do more to teach children about the value of unstructured, outdoor play,” he said.Meanwhile Stockland’s Pallara community has started two new activity groups for kids as well as parents and babies.The nationwide Ready Steady Go Kids program at Pallara’s Central Park teaches children the fundamentals of 10 sports and has been designed to develop motor skills in a fun, non-competitive environment.Stockland residential communities Queensland general manager David Laner said the new groups offered wonderful opportunities for residents and children to get to know each other and improve their fitness. Nature Play Queensland program manager Hyahno Moser said the partnership was an important step toward prioritising the health and wellbeing of children in their neighbourhoods.“Encouraging outdoor play is aided by maximising open and community places and spaces for playing and connecting, and designing streets that are safer for children by reducing speeding,” Mr Moser said.Ensuring residential areas are connected to community facilities such as parks, schools and shops encourages walking.
LocalNews Health Minister defends decision to assign Chinese doctors to PMH by: – April 17, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Share 28 Views 3 comments Hon. Julius Timothy.Minister with responsibility for health, Julius Timothy, has defended the government’s decision to assign four Chinese doctors to the country’s main hospital.Several citizens have raised concern regarding the Chinese doctor’s ability to properly communicate with Dominican patients and other staff members at the Princess Margaret Hospital with whom they will have to interact on a daily basis.The minister, who clarified that only one doctor has been approved and registered by the Medical Board, explained that the other three will be supervised by a specialist.He explained further that only one doctor was registered because the board was “satisfied” with the language communication and not because they were un-qualified as they “are all highly qualified for the job”.“The problem was in terms of communication whether they could communicate with patients in a way not to raise too much anxiety. As a result, the medical board registered one and we have three more doctors working with the hospital but they are not working alone. They are not registered by the medical board we’re treating them like interns so they’re working with the existing specialist to ensure that the proper service is given”.According to the minister, the Medical Board was “not satisfied” that the three doctor’s language competence was “adequate enough to deal with the patients so that they will deal with the patients but through a registered local doctor”.He said this arrangement has not posed “any difficulty at the moment, its well understood it’s a temporary period”.The doctors will be supervised and observed for “the next three months” until the Medical Board is “satisfied that their language competence is up to level,” after which they will be fully registered and able to work on their own”.Timothy said; the doctors have been on island “for a reasonable length of time” already and an additional three months should be adequate time for them to be able to speak English competently.He is confident “that based on what we have seen from them that they will be up to standards”.Dominica Vibes News
RelatedPosts Ex-IAAF boss bags two-year jail term Ize-Iyamu’s trial over N700m alleged fraud adjourned Ex-IAAF boss, Diack faces four-year jail term The trial of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ governing body IAAF, who faces charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal, was adjourned in Paris on Monday. Less than an hour after the hearing began, the trial was halted for procedural reasons and postponed until June. The trial’s opening came five years after prosecutors began their investigation into Diack, from Senegal, who now lives under house arrest in Paris. Investigators have described a web of corruption that was rife in world athletics, including bribes and extortion to cover up positive drug tests. Diack, 86, has denied wrongdoing and his lawyers said the accusations were baseless. “He is someone who dedicated almost his entire life to the public and to sport,” Diack’s lawyer Simon Ndiaye said. Diack’s co-accused include his son, Papa Massata, who worked as a marketing consultant for the IAAF, now known as World Athletics. Senegal has refused to extradite Papa Massata and he is being tried in absentia. The trial had been expected to last two weeks. But prosecutors sought the adjournment after receiving several “rather voluminous” documents on Monday from the Senegalese judiciary. They include the transcript from a November interrogation of Papa Massata and bank documents. Money laundering alone carries a jail term of up to 10 years in France. Diack, who led the IAAF from 1999-2015, was one of the most influential men in athletics. His arrest plunged the sport’s governing body into an unprecedented crisis. Prosecutors began their investigation after the IAAF’s ethics commission and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) uncovered evidence a Russian marathon runner paid €600,000 (£514,930) to cover up a positive drug test, allowing her to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Prosecutors highlighted what they described as the “extremely complacent” attitude of the IAAF toward the Russian athletics federation. Diack acknowledges discussions with the Russians, but denies sanctions were waived in return for personal benefit, his lawyer said.Tags: AdjournmentIAAFLamine Diack
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Facebook295Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictCurtis Cleveringa, who has served the past two years as principal and athletic director in the Taholah School District, has been selected to lead Capital High School as its next principal.The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed during the March 7 school board meeting to hire Cleveringa. He officially takes over the Capital High principal post on July 1.Cleveringa was selected for the top high school post after an extensive principal search process led by Northwest Leadership Associates. Search firm consultants worked with Olympia School District staff and parent focus groups since December first to identify the desired characteristics for the next principal, and then to search throughout the Pacific Northwest for the best candidate.Consultants involved students, staff and parents in the process, including interviews last month with the top three finalists.“Curtis Cleveringa will be an outstanding addition to Capital High School,” said Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. “He is a proven leader and someone who will fit in well at Capital and as part of our larger school district community.”Cleveringa has worked since 2014 in the Taholah School District, located on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Grays Harbor County. Before that he worked one year as an administrative intern in Utah, preceded by 15 years as a classroom teacher — six years in Utah and nine years in Zillah, Washington. During many of those years, he also served as a high school basketball and football coach.He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washington State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from University of Phoenix, and is working toward his superintendent’s credential through Washington State University.This year, the Capital High School principal job is being shared as an interim one-year position by Michelle Anderson and Jennifer Hewitt. Both Anderson and Hewitt will return in the 2016-17 school year to their previous positions as assistant principal at Capital High School.
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This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Last weekend I reluctantly undertook the unpleasant task of buying a new television. The task was unpleasant for several reasons: I have a countercultural aversion to updating electronic devices; I hate shopping; and I especially hate shopping at the only area retailer that sells televisions, a particularly repellent megastore headquartered in Arkansas.The purchase was prompted by the fact that at least two of Vermont’s leading television stations — Vermont Public Television and WCAX in Burlington — switched from analog to digital broadcasting on February 17. (Surprisingly, the law passed by the U.S. Congress to delay the digital switchover to June 12 had no effect on Vermont broadcasters. Since the law merely permitted but did not mandate the delay, it was ignored by Vermont Public Television and WCAX.)Like many rural residents, we discovered that the new digital signals don’t travel as far as the old analog signals. Once WCAX made the switch to digital, we got no signal at all from the broadcast tower on Mount Mansfield, even when we connected a new digital converter box to a rotating rooftop antenna.For years, my two kids have lived with three English-language television stations: Vermont Public Television, WCAX from Burlington, and Channel 11 from Montreal — a station that still uses analog broadcasting. We all soon got tired of unplugging the antenna wire from the back of the set — where the antenna needed to be connected to receive the Canadian analog broadcast — and plugging it into the converter box to get the digital broadcast from Vermont Public Television. Hence the trip to Wal-Mart.Our 14-year-old television is a Panasonic with a 12-by-17-inch screen. According to my portable watt meter, the television generally draws between 60 and 69 watts.I didn’t want a bigger TV, but I did want a TV that could process both… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.
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zoomImage Courtesy: Rolls-Royce UK-based Rolls-Royce and Finnish shipowner Finferries will jointly develop strategies and solutions to optimise the safety and efficiency of marine operations.This will be undertaken through developing the technology for decision supporting systems, the companies informed, adding that they would also demonstrate remote and autonomous ferry operations.Under the collaboration agreement, the parties said their key focus will be to consider a new research project, called SVAN (Safer Vessel with Autonomous Navigation), whereby Rolls-Royce and Finferries will look to implement the findings from the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications (AAWA) research project, which formally ended in late 2017.Funded by Business Finland, AAWA brought together a number of stakeholders from a myriad of shipping industry sectors to research the commercial and technical viability of a next generation of advanced ship solutions. Both Rolls-Royce and Finferries were involved in the project.“This new collaboration agreement could take safer, cleaner shipping to the next level. Rolls-Royce will develop solutions to enhance the safety and efficiency of marine operations in the ferry sector, which will be demonstrated in the test platform provided by Finferries,” Karno Tenovuo, Senior Vice President, Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence, said.
zoomAl Jasra. Image Courtesy: Qatargas Doha-based liquefied natural gas company Qatargas has set another milestone as it successfully delivered the 3,000th LNG cargo to Japan.The cargo was transported onboard Al Jasra, a conventional LNG vessel with a capacity of 135,000 cubic meters.It was delivered to the Kawagoe LNG Receiving Terminal, owned and operated by JERA, a joint venture between Chubu Electric and Tokyo Electric.Back in January 1997, the first-ever Qatari shipment was delivered to the abovementioned terminal in Japan. “We are delighted to celebrate the 3000th LNG delivery to Japan. This significant milestone comes over two decades following the first delivery to our foundation customer in Japan,” Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, commented.“Qatargas’ commitment to serving Japan’s energy needs has never been stronger. We are focused on boosting future cooperation with Japan,” Al-Kaabi, who is also Chairman of Qatargas Board of Directors, added.“We celebrate the uninterrupted supply of this 3000th LNG cargo to Japan, which is a major milestone reflecting the relationship between Qatargas and our esteemed Japanese customers. This delivery demonstrates Qatargas’ commitment to continue providing Japan, and all of our customers around the globe, with a safe and reliable source of clean energy,” Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas, said.Qatargas has term contracts to supply LNG with many of the key Japanese buyers. Apart from these term contracts, Qatargas also delivers a significant amount of Japan’s spot LNG requirements.