Relations Practitioner – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ Government & Student Funding Sun, 13 Nov 2022 20:01:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://uscprssa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Relations Practitioner – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ 32 32 COP27: four community climate change adaptation initiatives recognized https://uscprssa.com/2022/11/13/cop27-four-community-climate-change-adaptation-initiatives-recognized/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 19:59:50 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/11/13/cop27-four-community-climate-change-adaptation-initiatives-recognized/ The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) has recognized four community-led organizations for their pioneering work in driving climate change adaptation for vulnerable local communities. Many dignitaries attended yesterday’s event at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, acknowledging the importance of this recognition. In four categories, the awards recognize locally-led efforts to adapt to the adverse […]]]>

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) has recognized four community-led organizations for their pioneering work in driving climate change adaptation for vulnerable local communities.

Many dignitaries attended yesterday’s event at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, acknowledging the importance of this recognition.

In four categories, the awards recognize locally-led efforts to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change: financial governance, inclusive leadership, capacity and knowledge, and local innovation.

Each winner will receive €15,000 in funding to support their work in line with the principles of locally-led adaptation, as well as access to a global network of changemakers.

JoyNews Mahmud Mohammed-Nurudeen, who monitored the ceremony, said the final list of winners, chosen from a shortlist of 20 finalists, includes organizations from Kenya, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

The Financial Governance category was awarded to the Kenya Adaptation Consortium, which helps communities create, access and use climate finance from a variety of sources to reduce their vulnerability to climate change while enhancing public participation management and use of funds.

The Consortium has also established a County Climate Change Fund to attract climate finance from public, private, local and international sources, providing subnational governments and communities with a predictable, long-term source of funding for adaptation and resilience efforts. .

According to Victor Orindi, national coordinator of the Adaptation Consortium, while a lot was happening in climate finance, it was not happening in a coordinated way. As a result, vulnerable communities were unable to access funds, which was the hurdle they wanted to overcome in order to maintain funding flows.

According to Victor, communities couldn’t have a say in what work to do, so they started bringing people together around a common vision, empowering the community.

“Responding to and adapting to climate challenges is largely context-dependent; and the only way to get it right is to ensure that those affected have a say in how and where it gets done. So allowing them to be involved in the planning process ensures that their voice ultimately matters,” added Orindi.

Bangladesh’s Rangamati Hill District Council is among the organizations that received awards. They won the inclusive leadership category. Through clean, solar-powered water facilities and clean water supply during crises, the Council is working with local communities to combat worsening droughts, landslides and floods. flash floods.

In addition, the Council established a climate resilience committee and supported local communities to conduct climate vulnerability assessments, which informed the development of local resilience plans.

Public relations officer Arunendu Tripura notes that communities now have clean water to water their dragon fruit, mango and lychee orchards and cultivate their land for food and income.

“Furthermore, half of our members are women. I asked them why they chose to install this water facility, and they said as soon as they could decide on a solution, they chose to end the misery they face to seek water, in order to reduce their suffering. It gave me great satisfaction,” he said.

Swayam Shikshan Prayog, an Indian non-governmental organization, won the skills and knowledge category for its work to help women farmers in Maharashtra adopt more resilient and sustainable farming practices, where the focus on cash crops at high water consumption currently exposes farmers to climatic shocks such as poor monsoon seasons.

The organization has created a model of climate-resilient agriculture led by women to help farmers transition from cash crops to food crops and from chemical to biological inputs, as well as soil and water conservation. water and promoting more diverse and resilient livelihoods through allied agriculture. businesses.

According to the organization’s program director Swayam Shikshan Prayog, when the women started telling them they had no food, that’s when their agricultural work with them really began.

“We were first trying to ensure food security for families. Instead of focusing on gardens and vegetable gardens, women grow food on the farm, eat from there and do it organically, water-efficiently and inexpensively,” he said.

Farmers’ reliance on expensive chemical fertilizers, pesticides and market-bought hybrid seeds has led to a significant increase in cultivation costs.

He said to effect change, women must continually use their innate wisdom as stewards of family food and nutrition, which empowers them to think critically.

The Forum has led the way in mobilizing local communities for natural resource conservation, watershed conservation, river system management and degraded land rehabilitation in a flood prone region of Nepal.

“Our intervention addresses pressing issues associated with the livelihoods of the local community along the river basin, from the Siwalik hills upstream to the terai downstream,” said Nagdev Yadav, Chairman of Community Development & Advocacy Forum Nepal.

Nagdev said that because groundwater is the only source of drinking and irrigation water for downstream communities, rehabilitation efforts further upstream improve erosion and sedimentation control while making the water available for people downstream.

“From mango, lychee, lemon and papaya to vegetables, degraded and parched riverbanks have been transformed into green spaces, immediate and long-term income has been secured for the landless and smallholders, benefiting more than 10,000 households. Before, people had to dig or go far to find drinking water. Today, communities have witnessed the results themselves: from growing only rice in a year, they can now grow maize, wheat, vegetables and fruits and they have seen the benefits on their nutrition and their crops. »

The winners were selected by a prestigious jury, consisting of Rania A. Al Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Professor Patrick V. Verkooijen, Director General of the Global Center on Adaptation, Saima Wazed Putul , Thematic Sheela Patel, Vulnerability Ambassador for the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Director of the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centers and Ban Ki-moon, Chairman of the Global Center on Adaptation Board and 8th Secretary General of the United Nations.

“Our winners show that community-centred, locally-led solutions to the climate crisis do exist, but require support and recognition to be scaled up and have the greatest impact,” said Professor Patrick Verkooijen, Director General of the Global Center on Adaptation. .

According to Professor Verkooijen, the GCA works with international financial institutions and governments to integrate these best practices into larger funding streams, while maintaining what is at the heart of these impactful solutions and successful adaptation: leadership. local.

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IGP appoints new police commissioners for Bauchi, Gombe, Kano and other commands – The Sun Nigeria https://uscprssa.com/2022/11/10/igp-appoints-new-police-commissioners-for-bauchi-gombe-kano-and-other-commands-the-sun-nigeria/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:22:40 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/11/10/igp-appoints-new-police-commissioners-for-bauchi-gombe-kano-and-other-commands-the-sun-nigeria/ By Molly Kilete, Abuja The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has approved the appointment of new Commissioners of Police for Bauchi, Gombe and Kano States. The IGP also approved the appointment of five other individuals to head the various units of the Force Headquarters and Lagos State. Under the new arrangement, Etim Equa, is now […]]]>

By Molly Kilete, Abuja

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has approved the appointment of new Commissioners of Police for Bauchi, Gombe and Kano States.

The IGP also approved the appointment of five other individuals to head the various units of the Force Headquarters and Lagos State.

Under the new arrangement, Etim Equa, is now the new Police Commissioner of Gombe State Command, Mamman Dauda, ​​Kano State and Aminu Alhassan, Bauchi State.

The Force’s Public Relations Officer, Olumiyiwa Adejobi, who made it known, said the redeployment is in line with the Force’s manpower development policy.

Adejobi, listed other newly appointed commissioners to include CP CPTU STAFF COLLEGE JOS – CP BABATUNDE BABAITA ISHOLA

CP X-SQUAD FCID ANNEX LAGOS – CP MAMMAN UMAR SANDA, CP FCID ANNEX GOMBE – CP JOHN AYUBA BABANGIDA, CP SAFER HIGHWAY FHQ ABUJA – CP AKINWALE ADENIRAN, and CP DFA FCID ANNEX LAGOS – CP ABUBAKAR LAWAL.

He said the assignment and redeployment of officers has an immediate effect. Adejobi in a press release, reads; “In accordance with the Force Manpower Development Policy, Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, has ordered the posting and the redeployment of eight (8) Police Commissioners (PCs) to State Commands and formations across the country for operational and administrative efficiency Newly assigned/redeployed senior officers are listed below;

I. CP GOMBE COMMAND – CP ETIM OQUA EFFIOM
ii. CP KANO COMMAND – CP MAMMAN DAUDA
iii. COMMAND CP BAUCHI – CP AMINU ALHASSAN
iv. CP CPTU STAFF COLLEGE JOS – CP BABATUNDE BABAITA ISHOLA
v. CP X-SQUAD FCID ANNEX LAGOS – CP MAMMAN UMAR SANDA, fdc
vi. CP FCID ANNEX GOMBE – CP JOHN AYUBA BABANGIDA
vii. CP SAFER HIGHWAY FHQ ABUJA – CP AKINWALE ADENIRAN
viii. CP DFA FCID ANNEX LAGOS – CP ABUBAKAR LAWAL, fdc

The IGP assured the nation that the posting and redeployment of senior police officers, which are regular to align with the Force’s policy on strategic deployment of human capabilities, will further contribute to the conduct of the IGP’s policing vision to improve policing across the country. .

Likewise, the Force wishes to urge members of the public to disregard the false, unfounded and misleading news being peddled that the former Police Commissioner in charge of Kano State, CP Abubakar Lawal, fdc, has been redeployed of Kano on allegations of corruption. This is to re-emphasize that postings in the Gendarmerie are a normal routine focused on building human capacity and disseminating knowledge for the betterment of the Gendarmerie.

The assignment and redeployment of Senior Police Officers takes effect immediately.

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Gujarat: AIMIM member says stone blasted in Owaisi while traveling via Vande Bharat https://uscprssa.com/2022/11/08/gujarat-aimim-member-says-stone-blasted-in-owaisi-while-traveling-via-vande-bharat/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 11:49:16 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/11/08/gujarat-aimim-member-says-stone-blasted-in-owaisi-while-traveling-via-vande-bharat/ Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi was traveling on a Vande Bharat train on Monday night when stones were thrown at him, according to a report in Hindustan time. A member of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and another passenger wrote about the incident on Twitter. Party members traveled from Ahmedabad to Surat on the Vande Bharat […]]]>

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi was traveling on a Vande Bharat train on Monday night when stones were thrown at him, according to a report in Hindustan time. A member of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and another passenger wrote about the incident on Twitter. Party members traveled from Ahmedabad to Surat on the Vande Bharat train.

the incident comes ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections to be held from December 1-5, 2022 in two phases, to elect 182 members of the 15th Gujarat Legislative Assembly.

Twitter user and AIMIM member who set up the ordeal on the microblogging platform, Waris Pathan, further informed that they were traveling on Vande Bharat trains where unidentified people threw stones at the leader of AIMIM, breaking the windows in turn.

“Tonight as we with @asadowaisi sir, SabirKabliwala sahab and @aimim_national team were traveling on the ‘Vande Bharat Express’ train from Ahmedabad to Surat, unknown persons broke the window by throwing rocks into the train !” tweeted Waris Pathan. with photos of the incident.

According to the report of Hindustan time, Sumit Thakur, Director of Public Relations (PRO) for Western Railways, confirmed that rocks were thrown at the train where the AIMIM leader was sitting. Thakur, however, confirmed that no damage was sustained to the interior glass of the window.

“A stone incident hitting the Vande Bharat Express en route to Mumbai on 11/07/2022 was discovered. The incident occurred between the sections of Ankleshwar and Bharuch. There was minor damage to the exterior glass of the E-2 coach that was attended and there is no damage to the interior side of the glass,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, Pathan targeted the BJP in an address later in the day at an event. “What’s up Modi ji,” he said, referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Sometimes there are cattle incidents (related to Vande Bharat) and then this. We were about to reach Surat when a stone suddenly hit the train. The glass was cracked. Then another stone hit. Owaisi sahab was traveling. Regardless of the attacks, our voices will not be silenced,” he said. His comments come as the parties campaign hard for Guarat’s polls next month.

The Mumbai-Gujarat Vande Bharat semi-high speed train has experienced several incidents since its launch.

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Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation Announces Intention to Launch Cash Tender Offer for Its Class A Common Stock https://uscprssa.com/2022/11/03/bluegreen-vacations-holding-corporation-announces-intention-to-launch-cash-tender-offer-for-its-class-a-common-stock/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 11:21:44 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/11/03/bluegreen-vacations-holding-corporation-announces-intention-to-launch-cash-tender-offer-for-its-class-a-common-stock/ News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your one week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation (NYSE: BVH) (OTCQX: BVHBB) (the “Company”) today announced its intention to initiate a cash tender offer for purchase up to 4,500,000 shares of its Class A […]]]>

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BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation (NYSE: BVH) (OTCQX: BVHBB) (the “Company”) today announced its intention to initiate a cash tender offer for purchase up to 4,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a purchase price of $22.17 per share, representing a 30% premium to the closing price of the Corporation’s Class A common stock. $17.05 on November 2, 2022. If the tender offer is initiated and completed, the total purchase price of the shares proposed for purchase would be $99,765,000. If more than 4,500,000 shares are tendered to the tender offer, then, subject to the terms and conditions of the tender offer, the Company will purchase shares from shareholders who have duly tendered shares on a pro rata basis. the total number of shares tendered.

The terms and conditions of the tender offer will be described in an offer to purchase and related cover letter which will be mailed to shareholders of the Company shortly after the commencement of the tender offer. The tender offer will be subject to certain conditions described in the tender offer. The Company currently expects to launch the tender offer within five business days. The tender offer will be open for at least twenty business days after its launch. To be valid, share offers must be made prior to the expiration of the tender offer period and otherwise in accordance with the share offer instructions which will be set forth in the offer to purchase and the letter related shipment.

Neither the Company nor its Board of Directors, the Public Offer Information Agent or the Public Offer Custodian will make any recommendation to shareholders as to whether to tender or refrain from tender their shares to the public offering. Shareholders must decide for themselves how many shares they will contribute, if any.

Important information about the tender offer

The Company has not yet launched the tender offer referred to in this press release. This press release does not constitute an offer to buy or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This press release is for informational purposes only. The offer to purchase the Class A common shares of the Company and the solicitation of the shares will be made only pursuant to the offer to purchase and related letter of transmittal, which are expected to be mailed to the Company’s shareholders shortly after the start of the tender offer. The shareholders of the Company are invited to carefully read these documents and the documents incorporated therein by reference when they become available, as they will contain important information, in particular the various terms and conditions of the public tender offer. If the tender offer is commenced, the Company will also file a tender offer statement on Schedule TO (the “Tender Offer Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( the “SEC”), which will include as exhibits, among other things, the offer to purchase, the cover letter and the related offer documents. The Tender Offer Statement, including the Offer to Purchase, Letter of Transmittal and Tender Offer Materials, will be available free of charge on the SEC’s website at at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website at www.bvhcorp.com. The Company’s other public filings with the SEC, including Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, are also available free of charge at the Website. of the SEC at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website at www.bvhcorp.com. When available, shareholders of the Company may also obtain the offer to purchase, cover letter and other related documents in connection with the tender offer by contacting Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC, the information agent for the tender offer, toll-free at (888) 742-1305. The shareholders of the Company are invited to read these documents carefully before making any decision concerning the public tender offer.

About Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation:

Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation (NYSE: BVH; OTCQX: BVHBB) is a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells vacation ownership interests and manages resorts in popular leisure and urban destinations. The Bluegreen Vacation Club is a flexible, points-based vacation ownership plan with 70 Club and Club Associate Resorts and access to nearly 11,300 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks. The Company also offers a portfolio of comprehensive fee-based resort management, finance, sales and marketing services to or on behalf of third parties.

For more information, visit:

Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation: www.bvhcorp.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to the contemplated tender offer described in this press release, including that the Company may decide not to proceed with the offer. tender offer if events or circumstances occur which, in the discretion of the Company, make it inadvisable to proceed with the public offer, uncertainty as to the timing of the public offer, that, if the public offer is launched , the closing conditions of the public offering may not be satisfied or, to the extent permitted by applicable law, may be waived by the Board of Directors of the Company at its sole discretion, uncertainties as to the number of shares that will be tendered and purchased pursuant to the tender offer, and the risks relating to the price and liquidity of the Company’s Class A common shares. Reference is also made to the risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s business, operations, affairs, plans, strategy, results and financial condition detailed in the Company’s filings with the SEC. , including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 (including the “Risk Factors” section thereof) and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 30, 2021. September 2022, each of which may be viewed on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website at www.bvhcorp.com. The Company cautions that the above factors are not mutually exclusive. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. In addition, past performance may not be indicative of future results.

Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation Contact Information:

Investor Relations: Leo Hinkley, Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations

Phone: 954-399-7193

E-mail: [email protected]

Source: Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation

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New state-of-the-art athletics track launched at South Mayo Sports Center https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/31/new-state-of-the-art-athletics-track-launched-at-south-mayo-sports-center/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:02:12 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/31/new-state-of-the-art-athletics-track-launched-at-south-mayo-sports-center/ Pictured at The Green’s new athletics track in Ballinrobe are Siobhán Heaps, Hannah, Katie Grimes and Eleanor Coyne. PHOTO: TRISH FORDE Published: Mon 31 Oct 2022, 12:02 The Green’s new athletics track in Ballinrobe has been officially opened by Deputy Michael Ring. Over the past three years the Lake District Athletic Club have worked tirelessly […]]]>

Pictured at The Green’s new athletics track in Ballinrobe are Siobhán Heaps, Hannah, Katie Grimes and Eleanor Coyne. PHOTO: TRISH FORDE

The Green’s new athletics track in Ballinrobe has been officially opened by Deputy Michael Ring.

Over the past three years the Lake District Athletic Club have worked tirelessly to develop the track which is now open alongside facilities at Ballinrobe Rugby and Football Club as well as the astro-turf at ‘Sports Hub’ by The Green.

In attendance were Michael Sweeney, Margaurite Golden, Councilor Michael Burke, MP Alan Dillon, Margo O’Shea, MP Michael Ring, Peter Heaps, Helen O’Shea, Emma O’Shea and MEP Maria Walsh. Photo: Trish Forde. Photo by Picasa

The event also brought together MP Alan Dillon, MEP Maria Walsh, local councilors Michael Burke, Patsy O’Brien and Damien Ryan as well as major track sponsors, patrons, supporters, coaches, athletes , parents and many visitors from all over South Mayo and North Galway.

The big gathering of the event. Photo by Picasa

Prior to the official event, the club showcased some of its talents and gave younger players the opportunity to try out events such as the long jump, javelin throw, shot put, high jump and hurdles . Diarmuid Duffy, Conor Cusack and Oisin Joyce, who are international javelin athletes with the club, were on hand to assist the coaches.

Deputy Michael Ring unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the track. Also represented are representatives of the public, members of the Lake District AC committee, coaches, members and guests. Photo by Picasa

in 2019 the committee embarked on the full-scale project which now includes a 200m running track, sprint lanes, long jump pit, shot put, high jump and area throws. Construction began in 2021 after Christmas and was completed in eight months, having been designed by local architect Donal McCormack and built by local firm, John Madden and Sons.

Majella Loftus, Lake District AC Public Relations Manager, and Pauline Joyce, Coach and Committee Member. Photo by Picasa

The whole development cost €366,000 while they were lucky enough to receive €180,000 in funding from the Capital Sports programme. They have also received huge support from many local businesses, patrons and supporters. Without their help this project would not have been possible.

Lake District AC international javelin throwers Conor Cusack, Oisín Joyce, Diarmuid Duffy. Photo by Picasa

In his speech, MP Ring congratulated the committee, without which this project would not have been possible.

“On behalf of the community, the government, but especially the children here today, some of whom have already made Ballinrobe famous, some have Mayo, Connaught, All-Ireland medals and please God some will go on to a time to represent Ireland because now they have facilities they can train on. We now have three regional tracks in Claremorris, Ballinrobe and Ballina, so they have a great future in athletics.

Lake Distirct AC members with coach Pauline Joyce, international javelin throwers and Lake Distirct AC members Diarmuid Duffy, Conor Cusack and Oisín Joyce. Photo by Picasa

He said the club had done everything possible to create this track and that with exceptional funds to be repaid, he and his colleagues would find a way to help them.

Deputy Alan Dillon said we couldn’t have enough state-of-the-art facilities like this.

He said: “For anyone who wants to participate in recreational or competitive sports, it provides that convenience.

“We have a range of local, national and international athletes here who have put the Lake District, Ballinrobe and South Mayo on the map and are huge ambassadors for the next generation who aspire to reach this level.”

Jamie and Naomi Walsh. Photo: Trish Forde. Photo by Picasa

The three local councilors also expressed their pride in seeing the development now operational and pledged their support for the club going forward.

Former President Linda Cusack said the project started as a pipe dream in 2016 which they presented in 2017.

“A very small group of hard-working committee members. We kept going until we got here today.

“Some of the athletes we started with weren’t even old enough to compete. Word spread and we trained on the rugby pitch.

Ben Place, Lake District Board Member. Photo by Picasa

“We brought athletes to Claremorris to get them used to competing on the track. There was no track between Claremorris and Galway City, so there was a huge clear need for a track.”

Treasurer Seamus Coyne said: “We all know it takes a village to raise a child and in our case it took the whole community to raise the funds to build the track.

“We now have a year-round, all-weather facility with the recent addition of state-of-the-art LED lights. We still have an outstanding loan, but with continued support from our benefactors, we hope to repay it.”

Lake District AC members Aaron Crowley, Ben Place, Liam Lynch, Barry Langan, Darragh Crowley and Conor Lynch. Photo by Picasa

Diarmuid Lynch and Edward Pitt practiced the shot put and were coached by Pat Moran and Kevin Kinnane. Photo by Picasa

Lake District AC members and friends practicing the high jump. Photo: Trish Forde. Photo by Picasa

Lake District AC member Conor Gibbons Photo: Trish Forde. Photo by Picasa

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Getting hit by a car is a real risk for pedestrians https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/28/getting-hit-by-a-car-is-a-real-risk-for-pedestrians/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 21:58:02 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/28/getting-hit-by-a-car-is-a-real-risk-for-pedestrians/ Robert Nash, guest column October 28, 2022 This is a carousel. Use the Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of3 TxDOT is reminding Texas drivers to drive safely after a new report showed that 20% of road deaths in the state involved pedestrians and cyclists. Mixetto/Getty ImagesShow moreShow less 2of3 Robert Nash Courtesy pictureShow moreShow […]]]>

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As a public relations practitioner focused on pedestrian and traffic safety campaigns for the past 30 years, I have worked with dozens of Texans with powerful stories that illustrate the devastating consequences reckless driving can have. on families and communities. Despite this, it was still quite shocking to be myself the victim, three years ago, of an accident that could have cost me my life.
In March 2019, my partner Joe and I were returning home from a trip to a nearby convenience store in Austin. As we were halfway through a crosswalk, a left-turning car drove through the intersection. Joe leaps forward to avoid being hit. I tried to do the same but wasn’t fast enough. The car hit me in the ribs and sent me flying 20 feet onto the sidewalk. I crawled out of the way of traffic before remaining in a prone position until the ambulance arrived.
Two nights in the hospital, three broken ribs and a broken nose later, I was able to go home to start rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Missing several weeks of work, I was able to gradually walk a little further, and with a little more confidence, each day.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the accident that injured me was just one of 5,976 traffic accidents involving pedestrians in 2019. Although I was injured, I was lucky: I survived. Similar accidents killed 662 pedestrians that year. In addition, from 2017 to 2021, pedestrian fatalities resulting from traffic accidents increased by 33%.
The motorist who hit me almost did not stop. They rolled down their car window and asked, “Do you think he’s okay?” then ready to go. The driver claimed that I had jumped in front of the vehicle. Luckily, security video obtained from the taco truck around the corner proved otherwise.
The officer on scene said that without proof, the cause of the accident would be recorded as one of the conflicting accounts, with no fault assigned and no ticket issued. When we followed to share the video evidence, the officer said, in essence, he was sorry, but unless I was killed or in a coma, they just weren’t going to do anything more.
At that time, committing this kind of violence against a pedestrian had virtually no consequences for Texas drivers. Since then, the Lisa Torry Smith law has been enacted in our state. In 2017, Lisa, a Houston-area mother, was punched and killed in a crosswalk while walking her six-year-old son to school. After his tragic death, his family worked diligently to pass the law, which requires drivers to stop and yield to people in pedestrian crossings. Texas motorists who disobey the law and cause serious injury or death to someone in a crosswalk can face criminal penalties.
Although three years have passed since my accident, I can still feel where my ribs were broken and you can see the scars on my forehead and nose. My right thumb is only half as functional as it was before that night. Joe and I both suffered from PTSD after the accident.
I share this story because what happened to me can happen to any pedestrian. I implore people driving to slow down, put away their cell phones, obey traffic lights, and remember that pedestrians are not built with airbags or protective bumpers. People who walk, jog or cycle are extremely vulnerable when struck by a vehicle weighing several thousand pounds.
I realize that some people bristle at being told what to do by government or law enforcement, don’t care about 25 mph limits on neighborhood streets, and get impatient with speed bumps or bike paths. I implore you to consider how life changing it would be to hit and seriously injure (or kill) a pedestrian simply because you didn’t drive as carefully and cautiously as you could have.
Please let my crash remind you to give your full attention to driving, eliminate all distractions, and watch out for pedestrians on Texas roads.

Robert Nash is director of public relations for the Sherry Matthews Group. If you have a possible guest column for the company, send your idea or the column itself to Opinions@BeaumontEnterprise.com. If you have something to say, we want to hear from you!

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Former students renovate Delta School https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/26/former-students-renovate-delta-school/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 00:08:16 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/26/former-students-renovate-delta-school/ Alumni of Unity School Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area in Delta State have renovated the administration building, a block of four classrooms and a block of 12 toilets, to the use by male and female students of the school. The class of 1984 unveils the administration building while the class of 1981 unveils […]]]>

Alumni of Unity School Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area in Delta State have renovated the administration building, a block of four classrooms and a block of 12 toilets, to the use by male and female students of the school.

The class of 1984 unveils the administration building while the class of 1981 unveils the block of four classrooms.

This was revealed in a statement on Tuesday by the Public Relations Officer of the Unity Agbarho School Alumni Association, Joseph Otejere.

Speaking at the unveiling of the project, Delta State Secondary Education Commissioner Rose Ezewu commended USAOSA members for the projects.

According to her, the project will greatly contribute to improving the learning conditions of the school’s students.

For his part, USAOSA President, Mr. Dan Agbofode, said the intervention would lay the foundation for a “lasting collaborative partnership between the association, the Delta State government, the community of ‘Agbarho, the parent/teacher association, relevant private organizations, school staff and students.

He said the association had renovated two blocks of hostels and a residential block for use by the National Youth Service Corps.

He appreciated the members of the association, especially those who helped renovate the project, as well as Chevron Nigeria Limited who helped renovate one of the hostels, a block of 12 toilets and equipped the science laboratory of the ‘school.

According to him, such a gesture will help bring the school back to its “glory days when it was a center of academic excellence in present-day Delta and Edo States.”

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Shots fired at targeted residence in Newton area of ​​Surrey, RCMP say – BC https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/22/shots-fired-at-targeted-residence-in-newton-area-of-surrey-rcmp-say-bc/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 17:33:12 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/22/shots-fired-at-targeted-residence-in-newton-area-of-surrey-rcmp-say-bc/ Surrey Police are investigating an apparent shooting in the Newton area which left bullet holes in a house and fence. Surrey RCMP learned the shooting took place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday October 19 in the 14100 block of 72nd Avenue after inspecting CCTV footage of the immediate area. A photo has been released of […]]]>

Surrey Police are investigating an apparent shooting in the Newton area which left bullet holes in a house and fence.

Surrey RCMP learned the shooting took place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday October 19 in the 14100 block of 72nd Avenue after inspecting CCTV footage of the immediate area.

A photo has been released of what police believe to be the suspect vehicle involved in the shooting – a white four-door sedan.

Surrey RCMP investigators say this vehicle was used in a shooting in Newtown.

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Police say the investigation is ongoing and a motive has yet to be identified, however, the occupants of the targeted residence are known to police.

“Police did not receive any calls from the area when this shooting occurred. This is very concerning as someone could have been seriously injured and required medical attention,” said Const. Sarbjit K Sangha, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer.

“It is very important if you hear gunshots or see anything suspicious that you report it to the police immediately.”

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No one was injured in the incident, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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IG deploys new DIGs for Operations, Force Intelligence Bureau https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/19/ig-deploys-new-digs-for-operations-force-intelligence-bureau/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 21:13:06 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/19/ig-deploys-new-digs-for-operations-force-intelligence-bureau/ Inspector General of Police Usman Baba-Alkali has approved the deployment of Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIG) for the Office of Force Intelligence and Department of Operations. The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in Abuja on Wednesday that the newly deployed DIGs are Bello Sadiq in the Force Intelligence Office and Dandaura […]]]>

Inspector General of Police Usman Baba-Alkali has approved the deployment of Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIG) for the Office of Force Intelligence and Department of Operations.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in Abuja on Wednesday that the newly deployed DIGs are Bello Sadiq in the Force Intelligence Office and Dandaura Mustapha in the Operations Department.

Mr Adejobi said the deployment followed the promotion of DIGs by the Police Services Board, on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police.

He added that the deployment also followed the retirement of the former DIG in charge of operations, Bala Senchi.

Mr. Adejobi said that Mr. Sadiq hails from Jega local government area in Kebbi and was appointed to the Force as Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1988.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in English language and sociology from Bayero University in Kano and has completed several highly regarded police courses.

Mr. Mustapha, the new DIG in charge of operations is from Daura Local Government Area in Katsina State.

He holds a BA in History and an MA in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigeria Defense Academy.

Mr. Adejobi also said that the Inspector General of Police had approved the deployment of new police commissioners for Kwara, Niger and Jigawa.

The new police commissioners are Odama Ojeka (Kwara), Ayodeji Ogundele (Niger) and Effiom Ekot (Jigawa).

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Flashing lights across Sutil Channel prompt to call Quadra Island RCMP – Campbell River Mirror https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/17/flashing-lights-across-sutil-channel-prompt-to-call-quadra-island-rcmp-campbell-river-mirror/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/10/17/flashing-lights-across-sutil-channel-prompt-to-call-quadra-island-rcmp-campbell-river-mirror/ Flashing lights worried a Quadra Islander for the safety of people across the Sutil Channel on October 10, prompting them to call the RCMP. The call came from a resident who saw flashes of light on the west coast of Marina Island, across the Sutil Channel. The person called the RCMP, fearing the flashes were […]]]>

Flashing lights worried a Quadra Islander for the safety of people across the Sutil Channel on October 10, prompting them to call the RCMP.

The call came from a resident who saw flashes of light on the west coast of Marina Island, across the Sutil Channel. The person called the RCMP, fearing the flashes were a sign of someone in distress. At the time, a wind warning was in effect and RCMP officers were to rule out kayakers or boat operators stranded in the winds.

West Coast Marine Services investigated, but determined the lights were the result of sunlight reflecting off a flapping window in high winds.

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Quadra Island Detachment also reported a theft, which occurred on October 11. An unidentified person stole a generator and other items from a boat before escaping in a blue canoe, a complainant told the RCMP.

The Complainant began to follow the man in his boat, but was unable to follow.

The detachment has also received third-hand information via social media that there have been similar incidents on Cortes Island, however, no one has filed a report yet.

The investigation is ongoing.

School Bus Complaints

Quadra Island RCMP have received numerous reports of drivers not stopping for school buses.

Police would like to remind motorists to watch out for school buses on our roads and to be on the lookout for flashing lights.

It’s the time of year when not only are school buses back on the road, but daylight is diminishing, making it even more vital that drivers pay attention to flashing lights, says Const. Rebekah Draht, Quadra RCMP Media Relations Officer. According to the Motor Vehicle Act, both directions of traffic must stop when the school bus driver flashes his lights and the stop sign is out. Drivers can continue when the bus lights are off and the panel is folded down.

Failure to obey school bus signs can result in a $368 fine and three points on the driver’s license.

If anyone is aware of these incidents, please contact Quadra Island RCMP at 250-285-3631 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their website at www.crimestoppers.ca.

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