Channel 44 News: Voices Heard Ahead Of University Parkway WorkshopSEPTEMBER 16TH, 2017 JEFF GOLDBERG EVANSVILLE, INDIANA On Monday, September 18th a forum will be held at the Griffin Center on the University of Southern campis to discuss plans for the University Parkway. According to a release from the Area Planning Commission, expected plans to increase sanitary sewers over the 5 mile stretch of road may lead to bigger developments.This development has gotten the community talking. Many residents who live along the corridor say they are in favor of keeping it how it is. The largely undeveloped land gives them plenty of space and less people. Those who are close to the USI border say there is already enough traffic when class lets out every hour.USI students spend a lot of time traversing the parkway as well. Some may say that young folks aren’t as concerned about safety, but that seemed to be one of their top priorities. Multiple students say that they would like to see the parkway better lit.The meeting takes place at the University of Southern Indiana’s Griffin Center Monday, September 18th from 6:00 to 7:30.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
September 27, 2020
She said she knew Ms Bennett “has a special interest in this area”, and she encouraged her to join Green’s Chlöe Swarbrick “and other members of the cross-party group to support the work that’s being done”. However she could not give further details of the approximate time of when the next steps would be taken towards the upcoming cannabis referendum. “This is not a Government policy; it is a public referendum.” “The Government is finalising decisions around how the question will be posed and what information will be provided in order to encourage debate,” Ms Ardern said. TVNZ One News 3 April 2019Family First Comment: “Paula Bennett asked if the Prime Minister thought a cross-party group of backbench MPs (such as Green MPs!!) should be in charge of choosing the question in the referendum. Ms Ardern said the question would instead be chosen by Cabinet.”Good.The question for the cannabis referendum will be decided by Cabinet, the Prime Minister said today. National’s Paula Bennett asked Jacinda Ardern in Question Time today how legalised marijuana for recreational use would be regulated. New Zealand is set to hold a referendum at the 2020 election on legalising marijuana. Ms Bennett asked if the Prime Minister thought a cross-party group of backbench MPs should be in charge of choosing the question in the referendum.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/cabinet-write-cannabis-referendum-question-jacinda-ardern-tells-parliament
September 24, 2020
The deadline for people seeking insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday.The original deadline was December 15th, but was pushed back because of the flawed launch of the healthcare website. Americans are required to have health coverage next year.Most carry insurance through their employer or government programs, but approximately 48 million Americans are uninsured according to the U.S. Census Bureau.The Obama administration says more than a million Americans have signed up since the websiite went live on October 1st.
September 18, 2020
CRICKET development in Guyana was given a push in the right direction on Thursday afternoon with the launch of the 2019 Kiddy’s Cricket Competition, which will see thousands of students from 215 primary school learn the fundamentals of the game while competing in matches. The event, which bowls off on October 15 in North Georgetown and the West Coast of Demerara zones, is collaboration between the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Cricket West Indies. The idea behind the event, according to the board, is to help develop basic skills in batting, bowling, fielding, (inclusive of wicket-keeping), while fostering teamwork, discipline and respect for rules and regulations. Present at the launch, which was held at the GCB head office, were representatives from the Allied Arts Unit of the Ministry of Education: Administrator Loraine Barker-King and Akanni Doris; National Sports Commission’s Technical Development Officer Seon Erskine; Child Care and Protection Agency Senior Probation and Social Services Officer Orette Francois and executive members of the GCB.According to a release from the board, its treasurer Anand Kalladeen said that the programme seeks to build on past efforts geared at stimulating interest in the game, while simultaneously helping them to develop their motor skills, flexibility, agility and cardiovascular fitness. “Participants, representative of 215 schools across Guyana will be taught the fundamental ground rules of the game which encapsulate discipline and ethical considerations (cooperation, respect for both team members, and opponents, unbiasedly),” the release stated. CRICKET ACADEMICS The release added that the GCB would be presenting 105 Child Care Protection manuals, as well as 400 Academic Manuals to the Ministry of Education as supplemental for use in primary schools to equip teachers with tested information which can be used to help safeguard the well-being and welfare of children.It was noted that the teaching manuals have been developed through a collaborative effort between UNICEF, Caribbean Examination Council, and Cricket West Indies. Further, GCB/CWI will be donating 20 Kiddy Cricket kits to the Allied Arts department of the Ministry of Education. “These kits are expected to assist teachers in delivering the practical aspect of the CXC Cricket Syllabus,” the release noted. Barker-King endorsed the initiative for the use of the teaching manuals. The release added she recognised “the interconnection and integration established with the core subjects of the curriculum and cricket”.Meanwhile Francois said that as Guyana observes Child Protection Week, this initiative serves well, as it strives to teach children the sport while seeking to create an environment free from violence and abuse. NSC representative Erskine commended those involved in the development of the manual said he recognised its association with the curriculum. All parties involved were heartfelt in gratitude for the efforts of all who worked tirelessly to bring the event to fruition.