Three Donegal groups share almost €75,000 in Leader funding

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Three groups in Donegal have each secured funding under the Leader programme to help them improve services and facilities for communities. Each of the groups receives just under €25,000.Drumhome Heritage Society is funding geophysical surveys at two different locations in the Ballintra/Laghey area, Downstrands Family Resource Centre is extended the office facilities at the Dolmen Eco Centre in Portnoo, and Red Hugh’s GAA Club is improving disabled access at Páirc Aodh Rua in Killygordon. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFirst Australian double for Martin HarleyNext articleLetterkenny MD must “look after Manor” – Canning News Highland By News Highland – September 13, 2019 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Three Donegal groups share almost €75,000 in Leader fundinglast_img read more

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Climate Investment Platform destined to simplify access to finance

first_img“The Climate Investment Platform is a crucial initiative that will simplify access to climate finance. It will catalyse investment for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, supporting those most in need of climate action,” said Green Climate Fund Executive Director Yannick Glemarec. The Climate InvestmentPlatform (CIP) is an inclusive partnership welcoming all stakeholders fromgovernments and international organisations to the private sector to scale-upclimate action and translate ambitious national climate targets into concreteinvestments on the ground. In response to country needs to mobilise low-carbon, climate-resilient investments, a new global public good is destined to increase the flow of capital in developing countries to meet climate ambitions. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Generation “The ClimateInvestment Platform will help bridge the gap between supply and demand toaccelerate capital and scale up climate resilient investments, allowingcountries to raise their climate targets and develop policy environments thatallow investment to flow.” GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Other service lines, such as adaptation, land use, cities and infrastructure will be launched in the first quarter of 2020. Green Climate Fund explained Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter By decluttering and streamlining support to developing countries, the platform aims to accelerate action and advance climate investment in developing countries. Progress will be presented at UNFCCC COP 25 in December 2019. The Green Climate Fund is a global fund set up by the 194 countries who are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010, as part of the Convention’s financial mechanism, created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. TAGSClimate changeIRENAParis Agreementsolar powerwind energy Previous articleThe Big 5 – Africa’s fastest growing solar energy marketsNext articleUK pledges $250m towards Global Energy Storage Programme Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. IRENA, SEforALL and UNDP have announced a partnership in coordination with Green Climate Fund to advance the low-carbon energy transition and increase capital flow to clean energy projects. Rachel Kyte, CEO andSpecial Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy forAll (SEforALL) said, “Finance is the lynchpin to achieving SustainableDevelopment Goal 7 and countries’ Paris Agreement commitments. However, theevidence is clear that global investment is dramatically off track to meetuniversal access to energy by 2030. IRENADirector-General Francesco La Camera said, “Renewable energy is the mosteffective and ready solution to rising carbon emissions. Together with energyefficiency, they can deliver 90 per cent of the emission reductions neededunder the Paris Agreement, but investment and deployment must increase significantly.” With energy accounting for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions, the platform’s first service line is dedicated to the global transition to clean energy. Read more on:Finance and policy news La Camera added: “This partnership combines the strengths of the respective organisations to deliver tailored, proactive policy and investment support to set the energy transformation on a climate-safe path. Launch of the Climate Investment Platform. Source: IRENA The service offeredby the CIP covers four key building blocks along the climate financevalue-chain: supporting governments to specify ambitious energy targets andscale up their nationally determined contributions (NDCs), establishingwell-designed, implemented and enforced clean energy policies and regulations,financial de-risking of energy projects, and a market-place to connect cleanenergy investors and project sponsors. Read more on:Climate action Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Climate Investment Platform addresses four areas Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said, “A powerful partnership of key institutions in the energy sector, the Climate Investment Platform will help to accelerate system-wide change and deliver co-benefits across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – from employment and economic growth to reduced inequalities and improved health.” BRICSlast_img read more

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Paramedic Collapses at Wisconsin House Fire

first_imgLife saving measures were started immediately by theambulance crew, Sparta Area Fire Fighters, Sparta Police Department and MonroeCounty Sheriff’s Department. Related: The Art and Science of Improving Resuscitation Paramedic Dann Schamens did not have a pulse and was notbreathing when he went down Saturday morning, according to a Facebook post fromthe Sparta Area Ambulance Service. SPARTA, Wis. — A paramedic responding at a house firecollapsed this weekend while at the scene. The La Crosse Tribune reports two people were rescued from the fire. First responders were able to regain a pulse and he was flown by Gundersen Air to Gundersen Health. Schamens is currently in stable condition, the service said. Above photo: Sparta Area Ambulance Facebooklast_img read more

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New research uncovers the psychological consequences of daily news exposure

first_imgShare Pinterest After being exposed to negative news, people report more negative affect and less positive affect. This is true even of everyday news, according to a study published in The British Psychological Society.In today’s world, news is everywhere. The authors explain, “People can be updated about the latest developments in the world during the entire day and seven days a week”. Not only is news almost inescapable, but it is predominantly negative. This is concerning since numerous studies have found evidence that negative news leads to unfavorable emotional states.Much of the previous research has looked at reactions to extraordinary news events like terrorist attacks and natural disasters. The recent study wanted to look at whether the same effects would be found for everyday news. Furthermore, researchers wanted to examine why some people appear to be less affected by negative news. They questioned whether personal relevance or the personality traits of neuroticism and extraversion could explain this difference. Share on Twitter LinkedIncenter_img A longitudinal study took place where 63 Dutch adults (aged 18-82) recorded their responses to daily news reports in real-time using an app on their mobile phones. At the start of the study, subjects answered questions designed to measure the traits of extraversion and neuroticism. Participants were then prompted by notifications on their mobile phones at random moments throughout the day and questioned about whether they had seen any recent news reports. Subjects had to record these responses 5 times a day over 10 days.The questionnaire measured positive affect and negative affect using the Maastricht Momentary Mood Questionnaire and cognitive appraisal using an adapted version of the Geneva Appraisal Questionnaire. The cognitive appraisal section included a dimension on personal relevance.As expected, results showed that when everyday news was perceived as more negative, subjects experienced more negative affect and less positive affect. Researchers took this as evidence that news items don’t need to be extreme or shocking to affect people on an emotional level. Next, it was found that people reported more negative affect when negative news items were personally relevant.Those who scored high in neuroticism reported more negative emotions and less positive emotions in response to news. This was not surprising since neuroticism is typically associated with anxiety and negativity in response to everyday stressors. Extraversion, on the other hand, is a trait associated with more positive emotion and less negative emotion across a range of experiences. Interestingly, those scoring high in extraversion reported more positive affect but not less negative affect. This suggests that extraverts experience the same negative emotions in response to negative news as everyone else, but that they don’t allow it to affect their positive emotions.It is clear that news can negatively affect people’s emotions. Future research needs to look more at why some people are more affected by negative news than others. Researchers conclude, “We need to look more carefully at the way (negative) news is presented in the media, as well as the frequency of exposure to the news, in order to prevent people from being negatively affected by it”.The study, “Is the news making us unhappy? The influence of daily news exposure on emotional states”, was authored by Natascha de Hoog and Peter Verboon. Share on Facebook Emaillast_img read more

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DFA donates to women’s football

first_img Share Tweet 231 Views   no discussions LocalNewsSports DFA donates to women’s football by: – September 15, 2014 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! President of DFA Glen Ettiene handing over one of the balls to a team member.The Dominica Football Association (DFA) has donated football kits to all senior women teams around the island. Each of the seven teams received a presentation of 20 uniforms, playing boots, hoses, shin guards, and balls on Saturday September 13, 2014 at the Football House in Bath Estate. The donation is said to be worth in the excess of sixty-three thousand dollars ($63,000.00).The seven teams who received donations are New India Goodwill Runners, New Generation Sports Club, Dive Dominica Harlem United, Wood City Strikers, Mahaut Soca Strikets, South East Stars, and West Coast Jaguars.DFA president, Glen Etienne said that the donation is very important and is a significant achievement of the Association.“This ceremony is a milestone achievement for us in the Dominica Football Association and the entire footballing fraternity especially women’s Football”.“The presentation that we are about to make is a clear demonstration of our continuing interest in the development of women’s football on the island,” Mr Etienne said.He added that women’s football is on a high and as such resources have been committed towards its development and to ensure that more young girls gravitate towards football.“The football kits, which is a significant investment, is designed to aid you in your preparation for the 2014/2015 season”. “Today is a clear manifestation that we have listened and we have responded in a big way,” Mr Etienne stated and indicated that the presentation is one aspect of the DFA’s “big plans” for women’s football.“As the new season kicks off on the 24th of September, give it your all, play the game with passion, a passion that will ensure success”. Meanwhile, DFA treasurer, Phillip White informed that the value of the kits presented is $63,759.12. “Women football will be getting in the excess of two hundred thousand dollars for this season. We see this as very important because next year we will have the women’s Olympic qualifiers,” Mr White said and urged the women to make good use of the uniforms during the leagues.Manager of the Senior Women’s team, Sabrina Bully thanked the DFA for the contribution which she described as “a timely and kind gesture and a perfect way to kick off the 2014/2015 women’s football season”.“I am hopeful that the teams utilize this gift to the fullest, like Mr White was saying, it is worth a lot of money, it is an investment and it shows some commitment in terms of the long term and short term of women’s football here in Dominica”.Miss Bully is hoping that it will be the first of many gestures to come because she believes that women’s football does need the emphasis. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Amnesty underway in Laguna Vista

first_img RelatedMorado hired as attorneyBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Brownsville-based attorney Ricardo Morado, a partner in the Roerig, Oliveira, Fisher Law Firm, was appointed to serve as interim attorney by Laguna Vista officials on Monday. The action comes after concerns were raised by officials during successive town meeting that their current attorney…March 1, 2012In “News”2019: Year in Review                  By GAIGE DAVILA [email protected] The Port Isabel-South Padre Press had some transitional periods in 2019. Longtime editor Dina Arevalo left the PRESS at the beginning of the year, to work with the Mid-Valley Town Crier, where she is Editor. Freddy Jimenez,…January 3, 2020In “Features”Cantu appointed to LMWD boardBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO and DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The Laguna Madre Water District welcomed their newest board member Martin Cantu Jr., who was appointed and sworn in Feb. 11 as the replacement for Nancy Martinez. Martin, a product of the University of Texas at Brownsville, was selected among…March 8, 2015In “News” By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSCAD has new board memberSmall cities in Cameron County, including those in the Laguna Madre area, will be represented by Ricardo Morado on the Cameron Appraisal District Board of Directors. A former mayor of San Benito, Morado currently serves as that city’s attorney of record. He replaces Janice Cassidy, who previously represented the Town of Laguna Vista and City of San Benito.He joins other members including Chairperson Jose Noe Diaz, Sr.,Vice Chairperson Enrique Escobedo, Jr., SecretaryJesse Villarreal and members Carlos H. Cascos, Roberto Garcia, Vicente Mendez, Robert Pinkerton, Jr., Joey Trevino and Tony Yzaguirre Jr.Duties of the board of directors include hiring the chief appraiser, establishing an operating budget for the district, naming the Appraisal Review Board and creating policy for the Appraisal District.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Feb. 6 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

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