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Retail footfall drops again in August as economy slows

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first_imgIn August, high street footfall declined 1.9 per cent year on year. This was a less serious decline than the 2.7 per cent yearly fall seen in July, however. Footfall fell by 1.3 per cent in August year on year, compared to a yearly fall of 1.9 per cent in July, according to a retail survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and data group Springboard. Philipp Gutzwiller, large corporates head of retail at Lloyds Bank, said many retailers have taken steps to reduce the cost of their store footprints in 2019, with 43 per cent trying to negotiate lower rents. Retail parks, which combine experiences with shopping, saw footfall rise by one per cent in August. The number of Britons venturing out to visit shops fell again in August, bringing yet more problems for a retail sector that has suffered a number of casualties this year. Retail footfall drops again in August as economy slows Share Dickinson said there needs to be action on Brexit and business rates. “The Government should take the opportunity to reduce the heavy cost burden holding back retail investment,” she said. Household name Debenhams, cake-maker Patisserie Valerie, and fashion labels Pretty Green and LK Bennett have all gone into administration in 2019. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can't Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert's Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don't Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It's Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndo The British economy shrank in the second quarter, meanwhile, as Brexit uncertainty took its toll on manufacturers and investment. He said: “We’ve seen plenty of evidence of bricks-and-mortar retailers acting to secure their futures, from talking to and negotiating with landlords to shutting stores.” “Increasingly cautious consumers are holding back on discretionary spending and not heading out to the shops,” said BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson.center_img Harry Robertson “Indeed, footfall has declined in every year since Springboard started publishing its national data in January 2009.” Diane Wehrle, Springboard marketing and insights director, said: “We must remember that declining footfall is a long term trend with annual increases being the exception rather than the rule.”  Monday 9 September 2019 12:45 am whatsapp LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Shoppers are seen on Oxford Street as businesses take advantage of high levels of tourism and good weather to promote their Summer sales on July 25, 2018 in London, England. While high temperatures are known to increase the sales of Summer clothing and outdoor items, extended heatwaves can also discourage shoppers from the High Street, with online shopping also seeing a bump. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) whatsapp Read more: UK economy shrinks for first time in seven years The weak footfall figures come at a turbulent time for the retail sector and the UK economy. “There is little sign that the stresses on retail will abate any time soon,” Dickinson said. “Stuck between weak demand thanks to Brexit uncertainty, and rising costs resulting from business rates and other public policy costs, many retailers are clearly struggling.”  Read more: Hot weather fails to heat up retail sales in August More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.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.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img

LVMH founder and former UniCredit boss launch European-focused SPAC

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first_img Share Also Read: LVMH founder and former UniCredit boss launch European-focused SPAC Monday 15 February 2021 10:11 am Investment firm Tikehau Capital and Financiere Agache will sponsor the SPAC alongside Mustier and former BoA Merrill Lynch banker Diego De Giorgi.  Angharad Carrick Blank-cheque vehicles have grown in popularity in the past year as IPO activity fell off a cliff at the start of the pandemic.  Former UniCredit chief Jean Pierre Mustier and LVMH founder Bernard Arnault are the latest to join the SPAC boom, creating a new vehicle to invest in European financial firms.  LVMH founder and former UniCredit boss launch European-focused SPAC They are created to raise capital through a public listing with the purpose of acquiring an existing company. Overall, 144 SPACs have raised $45.7bn so far this year, based on data from SPAC Research, and backers have included former Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam.  Pandemic aside, there are fewer regulatory hurdles than IPOs, companies get access to public markets faster and investment banks like them because they bring in huge fees.  The chief executive of the London Stock Exchange David Schwimmer recently said there had been “increasing curiosity and potential interest” in Spacs in the City. center_img Financiere Agache, a group owned by Arnaut, and Tikehau have already worked on deals within the sector. The SPAC, which will list in Amsterdam, is set to focus on alternative asset management platforms, fintechs, and insurance companies.  The move follows the launch of the first SPAC in France in December by former Lazard banker Xavier Niel and entrepreneur Moez-Alexandre Zouari, aimed at deals in the food and health industries. Also Read: LVMH founder and former UniCredit boss launch European-focused SPAC More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Show Comments ▼ whatsapp One of the key selling points is that investors can invest alongside sponsors with industry expertise and the profile of a sponsor is an important one.  whatsapplast_img

The Emmys: Backstage Scoop and Governors Ball Gossip

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first_imgAaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan CranstonJon Hamm and January JonesIdris ElbaLouis C.K.Angela Bassett and Courtney B. VanceStephen Colbert and his sonJulianna MarguiliesJessica Lange I may have groaned a bit during Modern Family’s wins (I know, I know—they’re good, but I am running out of things to ask them), but I’ve got to hand it to Seth Meyers: despite some cringeworthy moments, he had us laughing backstage. I walked into the awards with Melissa McCarthy in a fab and fluffy custom Marchesa gown. This has become somewhat of a tradition. I’ve walked in with her for the last three years. The elevator was out so up, up, up the steps we both went (me a bit behind—that dress had an impressive train), and she turned down an interview in lieu of touching up her face (understandable—it was hot). I, on the other hand, went back to the pressroom and waited for the action. And huzzah, Television Academy! Wolfgang Puck catered the backroom. Nice. Here’s are some more backstage highlights that didn’t have to do with chopped salad or peanut butter bars…Best Compliment: Jessica Lange popped backstage after winning for her role in American Horror Story: Coven. The best compliment she ever received? “I passed this group of young men sitting on the stoop and I heard this young man say, ‘Holy shitballs—the supreme!’ And I thought that was the greatest ever.”Worst Person to Follow: Sarah Silverman hit the pressroom the moment the tribute to Robin Williams finished onstage. You could hear a pin drop—the first time the room had been quiet all night. “Lord have Mercy!” she cried as she hit the mic. The mood lightened as she answered a question about her nude scene in a recent episode of Masters of Sex. “Yea, I feel like suddenly I’ve been doing nudity since I’ve turned 40,” she said. “They’re just boobs. Sure, they are as low as they’ve ever been, but they’re also as high as they’ll ever be from this point on.” She was still thinking about Williams as she left. “I feel like I bombed.” She didn’t.Sweet Reveal: Kathy Bates came backstage following her own win for American Horror Story: Coven (that show wins every year). She talked about her work in TV. “When Harry’s Law was cancelled, I was really gutted by that,” she said shaking her head, adding that when she was offered the role in American Horror Story, “I was like a little kid.” She was too nervous onstage, or she would have dedicated her award to Robin Williams. “I almost wanted to say, well, I won this time and this is for you but I was just so nervous…I always admire Jessica [Lange] cause she’s so elegant and calm.”Fighting Words: Sofia Vergara was asked for her response to the Twitter-verse knocking her “demeaning” segment with the Academy Prez Bruce Rosenblum, during which she spun around on a pedestal while he delivered a speech. Her response? “So I absolutely thinks it’s ridiculous, and it’s somebody who I know who started this. She has no sense of humor and she should lighten up a little bit.”Dirk Diggler Moment: Louis C.K. came backstage, and what a change from his appearance in 2012 where he burst in saying “What’s up? I won two Emmys!” It reminded me of that great speech Mark Wahlberg/Dirk Diggler gives in Boogie Nights when he wins his first porn award—“These films we make, they can be better. I’m gonna keep rockin’ and rollin’ if you keep rockin’ and rollin’!” Karate chop and bow at the end. No bells and whistles on C.K.’s third time around, though; just a demure, “I’m proud of it, I’m happy.”Then I was out of the tent, through the secret opening in a metal door, through more stalls (that look like they are for farm animals) where you show your Gov Ball tickets twice (they even use a special light on said ticket), and then BAM! I was through the Convention Center doors (Wow!) and welcomed by a laser light show using all the colors of the rainbow as well as entertainment that had already started on the enormous, raised stage. The huge space was divided up by color—I drew the blue section. I spotted Woody Harrelson in red, Jon Voight dancing and posing with the ladies around orange, and Ellen Burstyn cutting across the dance floor near the yellow section.Debbie Allen Academy dancers showcased great moves against a multi-colored backdrop behind the engraving station. There was a lot of whooping as Aaron Paul got his name etched on his prize. Former The Voice contestant Judith Hill lit the place up when she got onstage. The chocolate corners were extremely popular and a little nudging was necessary at times, but the whole thing was over the top and beyond vibrant. “They always put on a good party,” Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said as he descended the Convention Center escalator around 11ish. He was stopped a few times by well-wishers before putting his award in an Emmy cozy (they provide them at the door) and heading towards the rows and rows and rows of waiting limos. Beaulieu also handed out gold-wrapped dessert wine on your way out for those still celebrating. Check out pics above from this year’s Gov Ball!Photographs by Invision TAGSSarah SilvermanMelissa McCarthyLouis C.K.Kathy BatesJulianna MarguiliesJessica LangeIdris ElbaGovernor's BallEmmysBryan CranstonAnna GunnAaron PaulPrevious articleOur 17 Most Anticipated Fall RestaurantsNext articleAlimentoKari Mozena RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORPhilip Righter’s Basquiats Were as Fake as His Origin Story. How the Masquerade UnraveledThose Emmy Hazmat Suits Were Created by a Major Hollywood Costume DesignerThis Year’s Emmy Nominees Are Using Fashion to Get Out the Vote UncategorizedCelebrityAwards WatchThe Emmys: Backstage Scoop and Governors Ball GossipThere weren’t too many surprises onstage—but there were some fun ones backstageBy Kari Mozena - August 26, 2014494ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItlast_img

Newspaper Ads Call for LACMA to Be Saved

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first_imgActivismArtNewspaper Ads Call for LACMA to Be SavedAds critical of the museum’s redevelopment have appeared in both The New York Times and Los Angeles TimesBy Brittany Martin - February 7, 20201504ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItOn a recent Sunday, readers of the print Los Angeles Times and New York Times were confronted with full-page advertisements, bearing a dramatic illustration of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art appearing to sink into the sea. Text below the image describes the museum’s massive redevelopment project as “dysfunctional” and “unaffordable.”LACMA is in the process of raising money for a controversial $650 million redevelopment of its Wilshire Boulevard campus that activists argue results in a significant loss of square footage. The new design, by architect Peter Zumthor, will span Wilshire Boulvard at Spaulding Avenue and has been described as both a blob and an amoeba by people opposed to the plan.The ad says “Save LACMA” at the top and bottom, and sends readers to social media accounts with the handles @saveLACMA and @saveLACMAnow, so observers may have assumed the ads to be the work of Save LACMA, a citizens group that has been critical of the redevelopment. Except Save LACMA had nothing to do with them.The ads were placed by a group calling itself the Citizen’s Brigade to Save LACMA. It’s unclear who is leading the group, but former Los Angeles architecture critic Greg Goldin and renowned architecture critic and occasional contributor Joseph Giovannini—have been associated with its efforts.Sources from the newspapers’ respective sales departments estimate the cost on an ad buy like this to be at least $80,000, but no one associated with the group would confirm the cost; the money came from donors who wished to remain anonymous.Neither LACMA nor director Michael Govan would comment directly on the ads or the competing advocacy groups, but the museum seems to be moving ahead confidently with the ambitious if controversial retrofit.“There has been a lot of enthusiasm and excitement about LACMA’s campaign progress and our upcoming start of construction,” a representative from LACMA says. “We continue to receive messages of support from community members who are excited for the new building and the future of the museum.”RELATED: Barack and Michelle Obama’s Portraits Are Heading to LACMAStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSLACMAPrevious articleEven if Harvey Weinstein Avoids Going to Prison, the Many Civil Suits Against Him Could Leave Him PennilessNext articleIndustry Pub ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ Cuts Around a Dozen PositionsBrittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Guide to L.A.-Area Museum ReopeningsLACMA Is Gearing Up for an April ReopeningSince LACMA Sold His House, Michael Govan Has Been Chilling in a Trailer Parklast_img

Greek crisis: Stock markets down as Greek deal seems in doubt

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first_imgWednesday 24 June 2015 12:25 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL Greek crisis: Stock markets down as Greek deal seems in doubt whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl 'Ignorant Punk' forThe Wrap'Drake & Josh' Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN's Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: 'What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: 'It Got Me' (Video)The Wrap'Black Widow' First Reactions: 'This Is Like the MCU's Bond Movie'The WrapNew England Patriots' Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones'SportsnautPink Floyd's Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg's Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap European markets have closed lower today as uncertainty grows over the situation in Greece.Read more: Leaked document shows creditors still at odds with Greece The worst hit was Greece itself, which was down 1.8 per cent,  but the FTSE 100 offered a glimpse of hope – it was up 0.15 per cent.The German Dax was down 0.58 per cent, the French CAC 0.12 per cent, the Italian FTMIB 0.53 per cent, and the Spanish Ibex 0.56 per cent.Meanwhile, there are rumours the Eurogroup summit may be delayed as Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras continues talks with the country's creditors. A Greek official has said the talks are likely to start later than the 7pm (6pm GMT) start time, with rumours abound the IMF is playing it tough in negotiations.https://twitter.com/alaidi/status/613736708371300352Greece has been expected to reach a deal with its creditors after 11th hour talks on Monday seemed to yield more common ground. However, the brinkmanship is still going, with Tsipras criticising creditors and raising doubts over a deal.  last_img

Man due in court following attack at knife-point against two people in Portlaoise

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first_img Twitter Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening One man is due in court this morning following an attack against two people in Portlaoise at the weekend.As a result of Garda investigation, a male will appear at Portlaoise District Court today charged in connection with the incident.Gardai are still appealing for the public’s assistance with regards to the second male involved.Any person in a position to assist them should contact Portlaoise Garda Station at 057-8674100.During the incident a mobile phone and cash were stolen. The victims – one male and one female – are aged 17.The culprits are described as being aged in their 50s and 20s. The incident happened at approx 6.30pm at Millbrook, Portlaoise, which is close to the town’s Main Street.The mother of the girl attacked shared a post on Facebook describing the incident, saying it was dark at the time and that they shone a light into their face, threatening them with the knife if they didn’t give over their phones and money.She claimed the culprits weren’t interested in an iPhone and then fled the scene.The victims then alerted the Gardai.SEE ALSO – Zach Tuohy on nerves supporting Portlaoise, never watching the 2009 Leinster final and much more Facebook Pinterest Community Facebook TAGSknife Man due in court following attack at knife-point against two people in Portlaoise Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Council By Alan Hartnett - 8th November 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTable quiz to be held in aid of Portlaoise Hospital Special Care baby unitNext articleLaois footballers set to lose home league game following ‘breach of training camp rules’ Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Home News Man due in court following attack at knife-point against two people in... News WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestlast_img

Calls for safety works on busy Laois road following incident involving mother and child

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first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitter By Alan Hartnett - 21st January 2021 A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out on a busy Laois road, highlighting a near miss between a car and two pedestrians – a mother and her baby.Cllr Thomasina Connell made the plea at yesterday’s Municipal meeting of the Portlaoise District.According to the Fine Gael Councillor, the problem is on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise between the entrance to Dun Masc housing estate and the roundabout at Colliers Lane. Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Home News Calls for safety works on busy Laois road following incident involving mother... NewsPolitics WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest TAGSCaroline Dwane-StanleyDublin RoadPortlaoise Municipal DistrictThomasina Connell Pinterest There is no footpath at some parts of the road do not have any footpaths – such as at the entrance and exits to Downey’s garage and shopping areas.As an example, Ms Connell highlighted a potential incident between a car and a mother with her baby – and also how some people are driving up onto the footpath to get near to the bottle bank.She said: “I am calling on the Council to review the roadway and footpath between the entrance to Dun Masc and the roundabout at the Colliers Lane/Dublin Road with a view to making this safe for pedestrians to traverse.“Most of us have received an email about a serious incident with a child, when the driver was coming out of Downey’s and turning left.“Some people are driving up on the path to the bottle bank to get closer to it. There was a face-off between a car and a pram.”Agreeing with Cllr Connell, Sinn Fein Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley described it as ‘spaghetti junction’.She said: “”There are drivers coming from every direction. We did all get those complaints.“We should consult with Downey’s and see what they can do to make it safe.”SEE ALSO – Calls for indoor sports centre to built on lands Laois County Council purchased in 2019center_img Electric Picnic Facebook Facebook Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for safety works on busy Laois road following incident involving mother and child Electric Picnic Twitter Previous articleCovid-19 vaccines arrive at Laois nursing home following outbreak which has led to 16 deathsNext articleLaois Gardai bring charges after man ‘armed with a hammer’ threatens staff and robs shop Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApplast_img

UK exec fined for disclosing client information

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Keywords Disclosure,  EnforcementCompanies Financial Services Authority Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Credit Suisse was acting on behalf of Liberty Global, Inc. during its takeover of UnityMedia GmbH which was to be partly financed by a €2.5 billion bond issue. According to the FSA, as part of that process, Kyprios was given confidential information by Credit Suisse, told that it was inside information, and instructed in writing not to disclose it to third parties. On November 11, 2009, Kyprios called a fund manager to invite him to the bond issue road show. The FSA says that the fund manager asked him about the bond issue and, in response, Kyprios engaged in a guessing game, including advising when the fund manager was ‘getting warmer’. As a result of the guessing game, he signaled several pieces of confidential information to the fund manager. “While the FSA accepts that he did not set out to disclose the information, Kyprios’ conduct in trying to push to the limit what he could say resulted in him crossing the line. His behaviour was well below the standards we expect of senior market professionals who we should be able to rely on to uphold the system rather than seek to get round it. The high penalty reflects the seriousness of Kyprios’ breach,” said Tracey McDermott, acting director of enforcement and financial crime at the FSA. The FSA notes that Kyprios agreed to settle at an early stage, and in doing so qualified for a 30% discount on the financial penalty. Without the reduction the FSA would have fined him £300,000. Continuing its crackdown on the improper use of inside information, the UK Financial Services Authority announced Tuesday that it has fined an executive at Credit Suisse for disclosing confidential client information. The FSA says that it has fined Nicholas Kyprios, head of European credit sales at Credit Suisse in London, £210,000 for improper market conduct in disclosing client confidential information ahead of a significant bond issue in November 2009. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news

Project to Improve Reproductive Health of Youth Allotted $10 Million

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first_imgProject to Improve Reproductive Health of Youth Allotted $10 Million UncategorizedApril 4, 2007 RelatedProject to Improve Reproductive Health of Youth Allotted $10 Million RelatedProject to Improve Reproductive Health of Youth Allotted $10 Million RelatedProject to Improve Reproductive Health of Youth Allotted $10 Millioncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A sum of $10 million has been allotted to the Improved Reproductive Health of Youth Project, in the 2007/2008 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The allocation, which remains the same as the last financial year, will be used to continue improvements in reproductive health practices among adolescent youth.Funded by the United States Agency for International Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the project commenced in September 1999 and is expected to end in September 2009.To date, the project has achieved several of its targets. These include the setting up of a Youth Friendly Service (YFS) working group and establishment of standards and criteria for the group; completion of research and extensive literature review and data analysis of adolescent violence, suicide and reproductive health; and strengthening of information systems in hospitals and clinics.In addition, more than 400 students have in some way benefited from specialized camps, while student leaders participated in a regional workshop and youth friendly materials were produced. An Adolescent Health Policy working group has been formed and guidelines relating to age of consent submitted. Also, 64 principals, vice principals and guidance counsellors received training at a two-day workshop.Targets for this fiscal period include the strengthening of information systems and the development of an Adolescent Behaviour Surveillance System; maintaining and monitoring activities implemented in Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, Kingston and St. Andrew sites; providing art supplies and sport equipment to support school-based activities and developing interventions to improve mentorship supervised after school activities, which were developed in collaboration with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), church schools and other organizations.The programme will also seek to offer refresher training for facilitators and local level personnel from the Ministry of Health and YFS; adolescent reproductive health training for nurses and midwives, community leaders and influential persons; and further focus training of principals, teachers, guidance counsellors, coaches, and parents.Behaviour change interventions for pre-teens, inner-city adolescents and boys will also be a part of the plans for the year. Advertisementslast_img

JNHT Unveils Heritage Signboards in Montego Bay

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first_imgJNHT Unveils Heritage Signboards in Montego Bay UncategorizedOctober 13, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), on October 10, unveiled five signboards in Montego Bay St. James, as part of the organisation’s “Jamaica Heritage Trail” Project.The signboards, which have been erected at strategic points throughout the resort city, display significant details highlighting Montego Bay’s and St. James’ rich history. The project was undertaken in collaboration with the Spanish-Jamaica Foundation and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo).Addressing a press conference at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel, prior to the unveiling of the signs, JNHT Executive Director, Laleta Davis-Mattis, explained that the signs are among the first of 15, which will be erected during the project’s first phase.“The signs are placed on verges right across the country, and the start of the project, really, is on the North Coast. The focus, of course, is where the Spanish hotels (are located), most of our sponsors are the Spanish hotels, which also form part of the Spanish-Jamaica Foundation. The signs are located in strategic places, where you can drive off the road, look at them, and do your photos, etc,” she outlined.Mrs. Davis-Mattis pointed out that while the Spanish-Jamaica Foundation is a major partner, the signs are, and will not be restricted to Jamaica’s Spanish heritage.Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, Jesus Silva, in a brief address during the press conference, said the Foundation’s input is based on the need seen by its members, to assist in facilitating the promotion of other attractions forming part Jamaica’s tourism product, apart from the traditional sun, sand, and sea.“The companies which are represented in the Spanish-Jamaica Foundation, have felt that there is an interest and a need from the side of their clients, especially the European clients who come for longer periods, of also having the possibility of getting to know some more about the country, about its history, and about the important places… the heritage places of this country,” he stated.The Ambassador disclosed that signs have already been erected in New Seville and Runaway Bay in St. Ann, adding that Montego Bay’s signs have been sponsored by four private Spanish investors and one non-Spanish company, Rose Hall Developments Limited.Describing the project as “very enriching for the tourism industry of the country”, Ambassador Silva expressed the hope that the first phase will be completed by December, and that the second phase will commence shortly thereafter.Meanwhile, Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, speaking at the press conference, highlighted the level of co-operation, which has developed between the Spanish investors and the Jamaican Government over the years, stating that “it has been a symbol of how investment and host countries ought to operate in the mutual development of the particular products in which they are intertwined.”He said that the Spanish investments in Jamaica have provided the tourism product, which has been the focal point, with more than a shot in the arm.“We have had well over half a billion dollars of investments in the last five years, and certainly our tourism arrivals, the records that we had last year and the figures even to today, we are still… ahead of last year by some five percent, are, in part, due to the robust inflows that we have had from the Spanish properties during the last two years,” he informed.The Minister also said that the increased inflow of Canadian tourists to the island over the last two years, is attributable to the direct impact of Spanish investments on the island. Advertisements RelatedJNHT Unveils Heritage Signboards in Montego Baycenter_img RelatedJNHT Unveils Heritage Signboards in Montego Bay RelatedJNHT Unveils Heritage Signboards in Montego Baylast_img