P-ville City to benefit from US$164M grant for 100 cities

first_imgThe Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) is expected to benefit from a grant of US$164 million earmarked for 100 cities around the world.This was disclosed yesterday by PCC Mayor Cyvette M. Gibson, who said that the grant money is being provided by the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) through its 100 Resilient Cities Program.The 100RCs, pioneered by the RF, now enables PCC to join a network aimed at building urban resilience. As a member of the 100RCs, Paynesville will gain access to tools, funding, technical expertise and other resources to build resilience to the challenges of the 21st Century. Addressing a news conference, Mayor Gibson said entrance into this network will help her city fight the resilience challenges of infrastructure failure, flooding, water management issues, poor health infrastructure and disease outbreak.“Paynesville’s selection to join the 100 Resilient Cities network is not only a significant honor, it will give Paynesville the tools to support a better Paynesville today, tomorrow and for future generations to come. Our application recognized Paynesville’s commitment to better health infrastructure, proper water management, prevention of rainfall flooding and disease control.” Ms. Gibson said. “As a new member of 100RCs, we can work with the best in the private, government and non-profit sectors in developing and sharing tools to plan and respond to resilience challenges ahead.”Even though she admitted that she does not know at the moment how much will be given her city, she, however, disclosed that it would be intended for use between two to five years.Mayor Gibson disclosed that in months ahead, Paynesville will be eligible to receive grant funding to hire a Chief Resilient Officer, who will be tasked to lead the citywide resilience-building process and engage stakeholders from across different government agencies, public and private sectors and various communities to incorporate diverse perspectives and knowledge. “Paynesville will also receive technical support to develop a resilience strategy that reflects the city’s distinct needs and the support and services as we work towards implanting that strategy,” she added.She also stated that Mr. Michael Berkowitz, RF’s president of the 100RCs program, is expected to shortly pay a visit to Liberia.According to a PCC release, Mr. Berkowitz said: “We selected Paynesville because of its leaders’ commitment to resilience building and the innovative and proactive way they have been thinking about challenges the city faces.”PCC was chosen from a list of over 325 applicants on the basis of their willingness, ability and need to become resilient in the face of future challenges. Ten other cities on the continent, including Lagos, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Cape Town and Luxor in Egypt joined Paynesville in making the 100 RCs. Eight American cities including Washington D.C., Seattle, Atlanta and Honolulu made the list, while three Canadian cities joined Montreal on the list. In the UK, two cities joined three already-on-the-list cities to take the UK’s tally to five.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

News in brief: Fulham youngsters out of Cup, Finn washed out

first_imgFA Youth CupFulham, last season’s finalists, were beaten 2-1 by Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on Wednesday evening.The hosts went in front midway through the first half when Whites keeper Magnus Norman saved Andre Brown’s shot, but George Cooper snapped up the rebound.Brown doubled Crewe’s lead not long after the break and although Stephen Humphrys pulled a goal back in the 90th minute, Fulham couldn’t muster an equaliser.Hampton & Richmond BoroughDefender Matt Drage will train with the club on Thursday ahead of a planned move from Kingstonian. On-loan centre-back Kieran Murphy has been recalled by Hemel Hempstead Town.London Senior CupHarrow Borough’s 9-8 penalty shoot-out win over Hanwell Town on Tuesday has earned them a quarter-final visit to Beckenham Town. The tie will be played on 27 January.Hendon, who beat London Bari last week, will host one of Bromley, Corinthian-Casuals or AFC Wimbledon the following evening.Hampton SchoolTwo local youngsters have been selected in the Independent Schools England squad for two matches at St. George’s Park this month.Hampton School pupils Tom Phillipson and Matt Wisdom will be part of an 18-strong party, drawn from independent schools across the country, to play against Welsh Colleges on Wednesday 17 December and an unannounced opponent on Thursday 18 December.Harrow School will play host to the ISFA’s first fixture of 2015, against Australia Schools, on 1 February.Steven FinnThe Middlesex bowler took 1-28 in six overs as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 239 in the fifth one-day international in Pallakele.Persistent rain meant England were unable to start their reply, so Finn’s county team-mate Eoin Morgan will hope to guide the tourists to victory on Thursday’s reserve day.Martin GouldThe Pinner snooker star has been drawn to play world number 89 Chris Melling in the first qualifying round for the German Masters.If Gould, ranked 27, comes through that match next Thursday (18 December), he will play either Jamie Cope or Ross Muir the next day for a place in the main draw. The tournament proper takes place in early February.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa to get two new metros

first_imgMahlangu said that while there was talk of doing away with economically weak municipalities, the 2011 local government elections would be based on the existing 4 277 wards. Source: BuaNews Briefing reporters in Pretoria on Thursday, Municipal Demarcation Board chairman Landiwe Mahlangu said the decision followed careful consideration of the two municipalities’ economic activity and integrated development planning. Buffalo City and Mangaung are currently local municipalities that fall under districts: Buffalo City under the Amatole District Municipality, and Mangaung under the Motheo District Municipality. 10 December 2010 South Africa’s six existing metros are the City of Johannesburg, Tshwane (which includes Pretoria), Ekurhuleni to the east of Johannesburg, Cape Town, eThekwini (which includes Durban), and Nelson Mandela Bay (which includes Port Elizabeth).center_img South Africa’s metropolitan municipalities execute all the functions of local government for a city or conurbation, in contrast to areas which are primarily rural, where local government is divided into district municipalities and local municipalities. Elections based on existing wards “Next year’s elections will be based on the existent boundaries, and that can’t be changed,” he said. South Africa’s Municipal Demarcation Board has announced that Buffalo City, comprising greater East London, and Mangaung, comprising greater Bloemfontein, will become metropolitan municipalities after the 2011 local government elections.last_img read more

Premium Members: Get a Sneak Peek at the New Advanced Search

first_imgGeocaching Premium members are the rockstars of geocaching. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. So right now, you can help fuel the future of geocaching. One of the upcoming features is something that has been asked for by the geocaching community: a new and improved Advanced Search. It’s been completely retooled, revamped and streamlined based on geocaching community feedback. Now you’ll be able to find the exact adventure you want, easier.Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geocaching Tips and Tricks emails to receive your invite to test this new tool. If you’re not sure, visit your Email Preferences and make sure the box next to “Tips and Tricks” is checked. The Geocaching Premium member sneak peek invite email is scheduled to be sent to you on or before this Thursday, January 29.(Hier kannst Du den Artikel auf Deutsch lesen)Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedChanges to the Geocaching HQ NewsletterMay 29, 2018In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 13, 2011July 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more