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

Explore a gastronomic journey with Michelin starred restaurants and events in Frankfurt

first_imgFrankfurt’s culinary offerings are as colourful as the region itself. With two recent additions to the Michelin starred restaurants, this place is a paradise for food lovers. A total of nine Michelin starred restaurants bring together the local and international cuisines. All of the region’s chefs share a similar love of fresh produce as well as a passion for cooking and the fine art of hospitality.For gourmets, the local markets in the region offer an endless assortment of fresh home-grown produce, aromatic spices, international specialties and creative street food.In the latest edition of the famous Michelin Red Guide – Europe’s oldest hotel and restaurant guidebook, restaurants like – Lafleur, The Tiger Gourmet-restaurant, Weinsinn and Seven Swans are among the most popular. For the fans of the traditional Frankfurt cuisine, the Ebbelwei’s Frankfurter Sausages and Green Sauce served along with Frankfurt’s national drink, apple cider cannot be missed.The ‘Kleinmarkthalle’, the city’s famous market hall, is another highly popular location. Here, visitors take off on a culinary trip around the world while sampling some of the many wonderful delicacies on offer. One can also find the seven herbs needed to make the signature Green Sauce on sale here, bundled together for convenience.A spectacular event in the Main metro is the ‘Green Sauce Day’ which will be celebrated from May 11 to 18 this year. Frankfurt hosts the Longest Green Mile on the Frankfurt Roßmarkt every year to mark the occasion. A big tent in the middle of downtown Frankfurt welcomes more than 5000 guests, 49 restaurateurs, countless artists from the Rhine-Main area to commemorate a festive week. On the last day of the event, seven restaurateurs demonstrate their skills to win the title of the ‘best green sauce’ in the whole of the Rhine-Main region. Live performances and delicious delicacies will promise you have a wonderful time.last_img read more