PM Urges NHT to Provide More Affordable Housing Solutions

first_imgRelatedWork Commences on Granville to Retirement Road in St. James Contact:    Communications Unit-OPM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller,has called on the members of the Board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) to be far more aggressive in its pursuit of providing affordable housing solutions for NHT contributors. In a meeting with the members of the NHT Board on Thursday (September 6), the Prime Minister who also has Ministerial responsibility for the NHT, implored them to pay special attention to the young professionals, many of whom are unable to afford some of the houses now being built by the NHT. The Prime Minister also called on the Board members to be sensitive to the disabled community when housing solutions are built, by putting in the necessary features to comfortably accommodate those beneficiaries who are physically challenged. She also took the opportunity to remind the Board members of the raft of NHT related promises she made in her Budget presentation earlier this year and that she was looking for all these promises to become a reality within the timeframe outlined. Those promises include the construction of houses to be accessed by sugar workers and hotel workers. The Prime Minister further pointed out that the NHT was never established just to build housing solutions, but to create schemes with all the necessary features of modern communities, including working in collaboration with other agencies of the Government and the private sector, to provide amenities such as community centres, basic schools and playing areas. PM Urges NHT to Provide More Affordable Housing Solutions TransportSeptember 8, 2012 Advertisements RelatedPM Urges NHT to Provide More Affordable Housing Solutions RelatedPM Urges NHT to Provide More Affordable Housing Solutionslast_img read more

Felt, US women’s team pursuit chase gold on a wicked new track bike

first_imgFelt spills the juicy details on how they along with HED & FSA came up with the TA FRD’s design and proprietary components. And when you see why they stuck the drivetrain on the opposite side, the competition will probably say, “why didn’t we think of that”?FeltBicycles.com No, that picture is not backwards. Felt is once again teaming up with the U.S. women’s team pursuit after making history with a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic games which was the greatest achievement by a U.S. track racing team ever. Now they want it all!Felt teamed up with HED, FSA and others to create the Felt TA FRD (Track Aero | Felt Racing Development). Check out the video to see how they came up with this Olympic weapon and why they went south-paw with the drivetrain…last_img

DATEV Challenge Roth by the numbers

first_imgMore than 250,000 visitors on race dayMore than 6,000 volunteers from the local county Having previously reported significant growth from international markets, this year’s DATEV Challenge Roth in Bavaria, Germany, has put down a marker as ‘the world’s largest triathlon’.The 15th anniversary of the race, which took place on Sunday 17 July, was also a golden one, as Jan Frodeno delivered a world record performance over the 226km distance. Frodeno’s time of 7:35:39 undercut Andreas Raelert’s former record of 7:41:33 by almost six minutes on the same course. Daniela Ryf of Switzerland took the women’s title at her first Challenge Roth with the third fastest women’s time ever achieved over triathlon’s long distance.The fast times achieved by the pros in recent years have certainly helped to boost media attention on DATEV Challenge Roth. The course has been the home of a number of past long-distance tri world records. (Chrissie Wellington lowered the world record time on all three occasions, 2009–2011, she raced Challenge Roth in Germany.)In addition to fast times, Challenge Roth has built scale. This year, the organising team at Challenge Family have highlighted strong growth in participation at Roth from emerging triathlon nations, but also from well established markets such as the USA and New Zealand.In addition to a mass of participating athletes, the event has a significant amount of spectator support and one of the world’s largest event expos, which extends around the DATEV Challenge Roth finisher stadium.By the numbers:72 nations were represented at DATEV Challenge Roth 2016Over 4,000 athletes registered for DATEV Challenge Roth 2016 across individual and relay teamsThere were over 6,500 athletes when including other events associated with the main raceMale finishers accounted for 84% of individual athletes racing at DATEV Challenge Roth 2016Female finishers accounted for 16% of individual athletes racing92% finisher rate for individual athletes at DATEV Challenge Roth 201696% finisher rate for relay athletesOverall, 93% finisher rate Relatedcenter_img More than 4,500m² expo area150 exhibitors35,000 visitors at the expoDuring his run, race winner Jan Frodeno reportedly experienced “many highs and lows” in the final kilometres; but in the end, the highs prevailed. And in his first interview at the finish line he said, “Now I understand why this is the greatest of all races.”Next year’s DATEV Challenge Roth takes place on 9 July 2017. Online registration for next year’s event opens on Monday 25 July 2016, at 10:00 CET.www.challenge-roth.comlast_img read more

Cuba to implement new immigration policy

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Cuba to implement new immigration policy by: – January 8, 2013 Sharecenter_img 10 Views   no discussions Share HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuban immigration authorities said that appropriate conditions have been created in the country for the implementation of new legal regulations aimed at updating the island’s migration policy, to come into force on January 14. Such conditions guarantee the successful implementation of new measures, which will have a positive impact on the population by easing migratory procedures, said the authorities, cited by PL news agency.According to the new regulations, passport applications can be made at local ID registration, or immigration offices throughout the country. Some 195 of those offices exist on the island, according to the national media. Although there has been an increase in the number of passport applications, the service has developed appropriately.The new measures announced on October 16, also eliminate the need for a permit to travel abroad and a letter of invitation that was formerly required for this purpose.The migration update also extends the permit for Cuban citizens to stay out of the country from 11 to 24 months without losing their residency and allows the departure of youths under 18 years, with prior authorization by their parents or legal representatives.As to Cubans living abroad, the regulations allow their visit to the island for a period of 90 days, 60 days more than what was previously permitted. Meanwhile, repatriation is another aspect considered for those who left Cuba for humanitarian reasons. Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Hungry Lions to be tested

first_imgBy Mark GullickBeaconsfield v Pakenham PERC Allison Oval will be the venue for the round two match of the round…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Traffic snarl to end soon

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT THE end to the frustration is in sight for drivers facing constant delays along Healesville-Kooweerup Road between…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img