Education authorities – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 11:10:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://the-education-store.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Education authorities – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ 32 32 President Kenyatta says LG authorities are indispensable leaders in enhancing the role of intermediary cities https://the-education-store.com/president-kenyatta-says-lg-authorities-are-indispensable-leaders-in-enhancing-the-role-of-intermediary-cities/ Wed, 18 May 2022 11:10:44 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/president-kenyatta-says-lg-authorities-are-indispensable-leaders-in-enhancing-the-role-of-intermediary-cities/ The Africities 9 Summit is organized by the Pan-African Organization of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) which will take place from May 17 to 21, 2022, under the theme: The Role of Intermediate Cities of Africa in the Implementation the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the African Union Agenda 2063. “As […]]]>

The Africities 9 Summit is organized by the Pan-African Organization of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) which will take place from May 17 to 21, 2022, under the theme: The Role of Intermediate Cities of Africa in the Implementation the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the African Union Agenda 2063.

“As we continue to realize the shift towards a new paradigm, we must bear in mind that Africa is urbanizing as a result. Our development plans must be in step with rural-urban migration and this requires planning appropriate,” President Kenyatta said, while addressing the approximately 8,000 delegates from Africa and around the world.

He said the challenges of “our time” are to ensure that Africa’s intermediary cities grow and respond to people’s needs.

Local government authorities in The Gambia, led by the president of the Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA), are attending the summit in their efforts to create international partnerships for development.

President Kenyatta is convinced that Africa can prosper and adequately meet the urgent needs of its people when there is unity and collaboration between countries, cities and people at different levels.

The Gambia’s participation in the Africities 9 Summit will provide opportunities for local governments to be recognized on the African continent and beyond, which can foster the achievement of increased networking and partnership with other communities. communities in Africa and beyond.

The realization of a choice and a desire to strengthen the role of local authorities in the development of the continent, Africities aims to build the integration and unity of Africa from its territories. The Africities summit is the largest democratic gathering organized in Africa.

Commenting on the summit, GALGA Chairman and Acting Chairman of Mansakonko Regional Council, Landing B. Sanneh explained that local government authorities in The Gambia are now more united than ever in their commitment to networking and s partner with other local government leaders on the African continent and beyond. towards the transformation of our various local authorities.

Mr. Sanneh said that with the strong presence of local government leaders from The Gambia at the summit for the first time, there is no doubt that they trust networking, partnership and experience sharing as a tool to Bringing The Gambia closer to global development and transforming cities. .

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLGA, said they rank African states based on their attention to local government development, saying the realities of the African continent are reflected in how “we treat our cities”. “Our people most deserve health, education and other opportunities to empower them to embrace change on their own.”

Maimuna Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat, said that by 2050, 50% of the world’s people will live in urban cities and today more than 64% of people live in informal settlements.” Our engagement with more than 30 communities in Africa holds great potential to make the world a beacon of hope and development.

Alongside the lectures that will be held during the summit, the Africities exhibition which was also inaugurated by President Kenyatta on Tuesday, will be held alongside the lectures portion and will consist of 5,000 square meters of exhibition space with between 150 and 200 exhibitors from Africa and other continents, including country pavilions, institutional pavilions and stands dedicated to public or private companies; B2B meetings.

James Ongwae, the current Governor of Kisi County Government, believes the theme of the summit echoes Kenya’s commitment to the development of its cities, saying one of Africa’s great challenges is growth. of its cities and that governments at the central level must rethink to take advantage of the opportunities. “To address the challenges, Kenya developed urban development in 2016 as part of the response to the SDG targets for an Africa we want by 2063.”

Governor Ongwae called on delegates to reflect on the need to operate and finance urban cities; the need to formulate urban policies, the need to strengthen urban city leadership, and the need for cities to adopt climate-smart technologies.

UCLG Africa President Christine Mba Ndutume said the Africities summit will bring success to the African continent and unite leaders to focus on meeting the urgent needs of the people.

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Ancient health authorities go door-to-door against dengue fever https://the-education-store.com/ancient-health-authorities-go-door-to-door-against-dengue-fever/ Mon, 16 May 2022 09:47:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/ancient-health-authorities-go-door-to-door-against-dengue-fever/ ADVOCACY. A health worker conducts door-to-door dengue fever advocacy in Sibalom municipality, which has the most cases in Antique province, on April 26, 2022. Sheree Vego, nurse from the Integrated Provincial Health Office 4, said in an interview on Monday (May 16) they will hold a stakeholder meeting on May 17 to prevent a further […]]]>

ADVOCACY. A health worker conducts door-to-door dengue fever advocacy in Sibalom municipality, which has the most cases in Antique province, on April 26, 2022. Sheree Vego, nurse from the Integrated Provincial Health Office 4, said in an interview on Monday (May 16) they will hold a stakeholder meeting on May 17 to prevent a further rise in dengue fever. (PNA photo courtesy of Antique IPHO)

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Ancient – The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) is carrying out door-to-door health information awareness and sanitation monitoring activities due to the increase in dengue fever cases in Antique.

IPHO staff Sheree Vego said they have stepped up their awareness campaign to ensure owners are aware of dengue fever prevention measures.

“There are now 257 dengue fever cases in the province as of May 7,” she said in an interview Monday.

The five municipalities with the highest dengue cases are Sibalom with 69, San Jose de Buenavista with 42, Bugasong with 34, Hamtic with 30 and Anini-y with 27.

Vego said 257 dengue cases from January 1 to May 7 are 29% higher than the same period last year when there were only 200 cases.

She added that although dengue fever is now considered a year-round disease, sporadic rainfall has led to an increase in cases.

The IPHO, however, did not record any additional deaths to the two that were previously reported on April 12 at Barangay Sido in Sibalom and February 5 at Barangay Ilawod, Bugasong.

The IPHO will have a stakeholder meeting on Tuesday with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), Department of Home Affairs and Local Government (DILG), Department of Education, Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) so that they can plan measures against a possible dengue outbreak.

“We will be using DOLE’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Displaced Workers Program (TUPAD) to help with cleanliness,” Vego said.

DOLE Chief Information Officer Donnabelle Baldona said in a separate interview that it is implementing TUPAD with 6,639 members of the informal sector benefiting from temporary livelihoods through gardening, repairing and cleaning. maintenance of schools, the unblocking of canals and other community work in the various towns of the province. .

TUPAD workers will receive a daily wage of PHP 395 per DOLE for each of their 10 working days.

As part of the cleanliness campaign, Vego said TUPAD workers will be asked to get rid of standing water that serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. (NAP)

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Authorities tell schools to avoid weekend trips to Gulmarg – The Dispatch https://the-education-store.com/authorities-tell-schools-to-avoid-weekend-trips-to-gulmarg-the-dispatch/ Sat, 14 May 2022 15:26:36 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/authorities-tell-schools-to-avoid-weekend-trips-to-gulmarg-the-dispatch/ SRINAGAR: Citing an “unprecedented flow of tourists” and a threat to the place’s ecologically fragile surroundings, the chief executive of the Gulmarg Development Authority has written a letter to the director of school education in Kashmir, l urging to ask the educational institutions in the valley not to plan an excursion/picnic at the famous seaside […]]]>

SRINAGAR: Citing an “unprecedented flow of tourists” and a threat to the place’s ecologically fragile surroundings, the chief executive of the Gulmarg Development Authority has written a letter to the director of school education in Kashmir, l urging to ask the educational institutions in the valley not to plan an excursion/picnic at the famous seaside resort on weekends.

Over the past two weeks, Gulmarg has witnessed an unprecedented influx of tourists which has caused frequent traffic jams and other inconveniences in the area,” the letter read.

It is relevant to mention here that Master Plan Phase 1 – 2032 is approved by the Decision of the State Administrative Council (SAC) No. 140/20/2018 of 22.11.2018, in which some major threats have been detailed into given the increase in the influx of tourists,” the letter read, adding that “the increase in the influx of tourists associated with the promotion of mass tourism in the region will have serious and adverse consequences” .

That the maximum noise levels in the resort area slightly exceeded the prescribed standards for daytime noise level, it reads.

“This continued growth and development of the resort area will impact community noise levels through the introduction of additional private and commercial traffic and increased tourism, and will impact the wildlife behavior and human health,” the letter points out, adding, “In addition to there are other issues like environmental issues, biodiversity issues, pollution issues, flora and fauna, aesthetic issues, etc., which need to be addressed in terms of the 2032 master plan.”

Considering this, coupled with the fact that most locals prefer to visit the area on weekends (Saturday and Sunday), the CEO asked DSEK to give the necessary instructions to all heads of schools in the valley, to plan their excursion/picnic in Gulmarg every day of the week except Saturday and Sunday “so that the fragile eco environment is maintained in accordance with the approved master plan”. (GNS)

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Texas authorities: prisoner stabs guard and escapes from bus https://the-education-store.com/texas-authorities-prisoner-stabs-guard-and-escapes-from-bus/ Thu, 12 May 2022 22:04:46 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/texas-authorities-prisoner-stabs-guard-and-escapes-from-bus/ CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) – A Texas prisoner serving a life sentence for murder escaped from a transport bus Thursday after stabbing the driver, prompting a search in a rural county between Dallas and Houston, a announced the authorities. Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching an area off a Leon County highway for Gonzalo Lopez, 46, […]]]>

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) – A Texas prisoner serving a life sentence for murder escaped from a transport bus Thursday after stabbing the driver, prompting a search in a rural county between Dallas and Houston, a announced the authorities.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching an area off a Leon County highway for Gonzalo Lopez, 46, who was convicted in 2006 of killing another man along the border between Texas and Mexico.

There were 16 prisoners on the bus but no one else escaped, said Jason Clark, chief of staff for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said Lopez overpowered the driver, a correctional officer, but it was unclear whether Lopez took control of the bus or simply ran off the road.

The driver’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, Clark said.

Leon County has a population of about 16,000 and is about 80 miles north of the state prison headquarters.

Jail records show Lopez was recently held in a jail in Gatesville, more than 100 miles from where authorities were looking.

Other Texas prisoners have also escaped from transport vehicles over the years. Among the most recent was in 2019 when an MMA fighter suspected of killing two people fled a van and disappeared for nine hours. Authorities said he was eventually found hiding in a trash can.

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Education unions, national and local authorities and international organizations are mobilizing to ensure access to education for all refugee students https://the-education-store.com/education-unions-national-and-local-authorities-and-international-organizations-are-mobilizing-to-ensure-access-to-education-for-all-refugee-students/ Tue, 10 May 2022 13:09:27 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/education-unions-national-and-local-authorities-and-international-organizations-are-mobilizing-to-ensure-access-to-education-for-all-refugee-students/ Education unions from Ukraine and other European countries, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, local authorities from neighboring countries and international organizations met in Warsaw on May 3-4 to intensify their collaboration to ensure the continuation of education for all Ukrainian refugees. students. Since the start of the war on February 24, nearly […]]]>

Education unions from Ukraine and other European countries, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, local authorities from neighboring countries and international organizations met in Warsaw on May 3-4 to intensify their collaboration to ensure the continuation of education for all Ukrainian refugees. students. Since the start of the war on February 24, nearly 6 million people have fled the country, with UNICEF estimating that half of the refugees are children.

“The solidarity shown by those fleeing the war in Ukraine has been absolutely exceptional. We must do everything in our power to maintain it for as long as necessary. Education unions are working tirelessly with all stakeholders to ensure that every student displaced by war in Ukraine has access to quality education abroad, that every refugee teacher receives the support they need to get through this crisis,” said David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International. .

Organized by Education International in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and hosted by Zwiazek Nauczycielstwa Polskiego (ZNP), EI member organization in Poland, the event brought together a wide range of stakeholders in Ukraine and in the countries receiving Ukraine. refugees for a first policy dialogue on the best ways to meet the educational needs of Ukrainian students.

The meeting was opened by David Edwards (General Secretary of Education International), Andreas Schleicher (Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills and Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the OECD) and Larry Flanagan ( President of the EI European Region – the Trade Union Education Committee).

Whether welcoming refugees into union buildings, organizing donations or volunteering at border crossings and reception centres, education unions and their members have shown great solidarity with those fleeing war.

Map challenges and needs

The first part of the event brought together speakers from Ukraine and neighboring countries which are now hosting large numbers of Ukrainian refugees.

In an online intervention, Andriy Vitrenko, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, provided participants with an update on the situation of education in Ukraine, noting that more than 100 institutions of education, 10 to 15 per cent of all educational institutions in the country, had been destroyed, and many others badly damaged.

The First Deputy Minister also spoke about the online resources that the Ukrainian government is making available to support the education of refugee students, including online courses and textbooks in Ukrainian. Olha Chabaniuk, Vice President of the Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine, an EI member organization in the country, spoke about the impact of the war on education and the teaching profession. The union leader pointed out that as many Ukrainian teachers are women, a significant part of the profession has now fled the war to neighboring countries.

Information on the needs of Ukrainian refugee students and the challenges faced by host communities has also been provided by education unions in countries bordering Ukraine that have hosted millions of refugees since 24 February. Participants heard from representatives of EI member organizations ZNP and KSN NSZZ “Solidarnosc” (Poland), OZPSAV (Slovakia), PSZ-SEH and PDSZ (Hungary) and “Alma Mater” NTUF (Romania).

Whether welcoming refugees into union buildings, organizing donations or volunteering at border crossings and reception centres, education unions and their members have shown great solidarity with those fleeing war.

Local authorities also took the floor to present the situation in their jurisdictions and the measures put in place to support refugees’ access to education. Coming from Poland, Wojciech Bakun, Mayor of Przemyśl, and Andrzej Suchenek from the Department of Education of the City of Warsaw, spoke about the support offered to Ukrainian refugees in their cities and the needs that must be met urgently. Katarína Kremser, from ZMOS, an association of Slovak municipalities, gave an overview of the refugee situation in Slovakia, highlighting areas that need immediate attention. All the speakers underlined the need to increase funding for schools which today welcome thousands of new students who need dedicated support.

Learning from previous refugee crises

Participants also heard from education unions, local authorities and international organizations sharing best practices from previous refugee crises in Europe and beyond.

GEW, EI member organization in Germany, and Silvana Safouane from the Ministry of General and Vocational Education in Hamburg shared lessons from the 2015 Syrian refugee crisis, noting that measures put in place since 2015 to including refugee students helped to accelerate the response to the current crisis.

The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), the European region of EI, presented the results of its project “European sectoral social partners in education promote the effective integration of migrants and refugees in the Education” which examined educational responses to the 2015 refugee crisis in Spain, Serbia and Belgium.

Further insights and lessons on supporting refugee students and teachers were shared by the international organizations present at the event: the OECD, UNHCR, UNESCO-IIEP and SIRIUS – Migrant Education Policy Network .

“Education unions are working tirelessly with all stakeholders to ensure that every student displaced by war in Ukraine has access to quality education abroad, that every refugee teacher receives the support they need to get through this crisis.

David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International

Moving forward to ensure access to quality education for all refugee students

Participants discussed possible solutions to current challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to all refugee students and teachers. Education International member organizations will continue to coordinate and work across borders to ensure that all refugee students have access to quality education and that all refugee teachers are supported throughout this crisis.

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Afghan authorities recommend that all women wear the burqa – 5Pillars https://the-education-store.com/afghan-authorities-recommend-that-all-women-wear-the-burqa-5pillars/ Sat, 07 May 2022 14:49:23 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/afghan-authorities-recommend-that-all-women-wear-the-burqa-5pillars/ Editorial credit: timsimages.uk / Shutterstock.com Afghan authorities have recommended that all women wear the burqa with a face covering in public. Sources in Afghanistan told 5Pillars that the edict will only be binding on civil servants for now and remains a recommendation for other women in society. “They should wear a chadori (head-to-toe burqa) as […]]]>

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Afghan authorities have recommended that all women wear the burqa with a face covering in public.

Sources in Afghanistan told 5Pillars that the edict will only be binding on civil servants for now and remains a recommendation for other women in society.

“They should wear a chadori (head-to-toe burqa) as it is traditional and respectful,” said a decree issued by the head of the Islamic emirate Sheikh Haibatullah Akhunzada which was issued by authorities during a reception in Kabul on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice read Sheikh Akhunzada’s decree at a press conference, saying a woman’s father or closest male relative would be visited and possibly imprisoned or fired from government jobs if she failed to do so. cover his face outside the house.

The spokesperson added that the ideal face covering is the burqa. Most women in Afghanistan wear headscarves, but many in urban areas, such as Kabul, do not cover their faces.

Since coming to power last August, the Islamic Emirate has tolerated women who do not observe the hijab properly, even though it is against Islamic law.

However, the Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice announced a few months ago that women could not travel more than 72 km (45 miles) without a close male relative.

This has been expanded to include overseas travel, and several women traveling alone have reportedly been prevented from boarding flights.

Girls’ education also remains a thorny issue in Afghanistan. Currently, girls are educated at the primary level and women at the university level. However, only private schools enroll girls at the secondary level, with the exception of a few provinces.

The United States and other countries have cut development aid and imposed tough sanctions on the banking system since the IEA took power in August, pushing the country toward economic ruin.

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Adult sisters of missing Marokopa children launch petition asking authorities to do more to find them https://the-education-store.com/adult-sisters-of-missing-marokopa-children-launch-petition-asking-authorities-to-do-more-to-find-them/ Fri, 06 May 2022 01:31:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/adult-sisters-of-missing-marokopa-children-launch-petition-asking-authorities-to-do-more-to-find-them/ The adult half-sisters of the Waikato children who were taken into the bush by their father five months ago are pleading with the authorities to do more to find them as winter approaches. Tom Phillips took his children, Jayda Jin, Maverick and Ember – all under the age of 10 – to the bush near […]]]>

The adult half-sisters of the Waikato children who were taken into the bush by their father five months ago are pleading with the authorities to do more to find them as winter approaches.

Tom Phillips took his children, Jayda Jin, Maverick and Ember – all under the age of 10 – to the bush near his family farm on the remote coast of Marokopa in December. Other than a trip back to the farm in February to pick up supplies, they have not been seen.

A warrant has been issued for Phillips’ arrest after he failed to appear in court for wasting police resources, linked to the huge search that was launched the first time he and the children disappeared in September.

The children’s adult half-sisters, who asked that their names be withheld, have started a petition calling on the police, Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry of Education and the Family Court to do more to find the children.

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More than 1,000 people have signed the online petition at change.org.

A statement with the older sister’s petition reads: “I can understand the reluctance to launch a search party like the one in September 2021, but… it’s been an extremely long time with no guarantees if they are safe and sound. , or any idea where they are.

“We’ve gone from one extreme to the other – a high profile search, reported daily, to a multiple missing person case that people don’t know about.

The Phillips children, from left Ember, Jayda Jin and Maverick, have been in the bush with their father for five months.

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The Phillips children, from left Ember, Jayda Jin and Maverick, have been in the bush with their father for five months.

“These children deserve better from those enlisted to protect and serve them, which is why I have decided to start this petition in hopes of gaining the support they deserve.”

West Waikato Area Commander Inspector William Loughrin said it was unfair to suggest the police were not doing enough to locate the family.

Police continued to investigate, including continued contact with Phillips’ family and the local community.

“We have staff solely focused on this case, and we are very aware of the amount of time that has passed since Tom and his three children were last seen,” Loughrin said.

He said police believe people “who know Tom” have “vital information” that could help police.

Police say they are working hard behind the scenes to locate the family.

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Police say they are working hard behind the scenes to locate the family.

“This is incredibly frustrating for police, and we strongly urge those with information to share these details with us as soon as possible.”

The younger of the two half-sisters, who is 20, said she and her mother had gone to Marokopa to look for signs of the family. Phillips was thought to only have a 50cc motorbike to get around – they hoped it could have been left in the bush near a road.

“We’ve been out a few times at the weekend, but there’s a lot of bush – it’s not very effective. His [Phillips’] The family refused to let mum into the family farm to access the bush there.

She said Phillips had been portrayed as a skilled bushman, but she thought that had been exaggerated.

“I lived with him for at least eight years, and he never went into the bush once.”

Marokopa, a small settlement on the west coast, where wanted man Tom Phillips is hiding from the authorities.

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Marokopa, a small settlement on the west coast, where wanted man Tom Phillips is hiding from the authorities.

The sister said that when she saw the children immediately after they returned the first time they disappeared, they were playing on tablets.

“I really don’t think they’re having a good time. They would have had enough after a week – they had had enough the last time.

She said a police officer told her they were “waiting for Thomas to choose to join civilization himself.”

“It’s good enough if it was just a man with a warrant for his arrest, but it’s three kids.

“They don’t get an education, they don’t have access to health care – hot showers and all the other comforts a normal home can provide.”

She said her mother was spending sleepless nights, worried her children would be cold and dirty in the bush as winter approached.

“And where are the police, the people in charge of finding my brothers and sisters and bringing them home?

“I want people to know what’s going on, and I want people to care.”

Police said anyone with information that could help find Tom Phillips should call 105 and quote case number 211218/5611.

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Wales goes to the polls with elections in all 22 local authorities https://the-education-store.com/wales-goes-to-the-polls-with-elections-in-all-22-local-authorities/ Thu, 05 May 2022 06:40:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/wales-goes-to-the-polls-with-elections-in-all-22-local-authorities/ //= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Voting in Wales Wales head to the polls today with elections in 22 local authority wards, with voting booths open between 7am and closing at 10pm. As in the Senedd election last year, the rules have been changed so that anyone over the age of 16 can vote, as can foreign nationals […]]]>
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Voting in Wales

Wales head to the polls today with elections in 22 local authority wards, with voting booths open between 7am and closing at 10pm.

As in the Senedd election last year, the rules have been changed so that anyone over the age of 16 can vote, as can foreign nationals living in Wales and registered to vote. This can be a British, Irish or Commonwealth national, an EU citizen or a foreign national with permission to stay in the UK.

Councils in Wales will start counting their votes tomorrow, Friday, so it is unlikely we will know who took specific wards and who is in control of the councils until tomorrow afternoon.

There are a number of specific neighborhoods to watch in Wales as well as a number of councils that could see some interesting results.

Across the UK, the story should be one of sort of a Labor versus Conservative rebound. But this dynamic could have ripple effects in a number of Welsh neighborhoods.

They include the councils of Anglesey, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire – where Plaid Cymru has no overall control but governs in coalition with a number of independents.

In Cardiff, Labor are hoping to tighten their grip on the council, but Plaid Cymru and the Greens have set up an alliance to try to break into it.

Labor is also hoping to regain control of Bridgend, where the Tories made inroads in 2017 before taking seats in Westminster in 2019. They will also look for a strong showing in the ‘red wall’ councils of Flintshire and Wrexham for the same reason. .

Meanwhile, the Tories are hoping not to lose overall control of Monmouthshire and perhaps regain control of the Vale of Glamorgan, having lost control due to an internal falling out following the council election of 2017.

‘Waste money’

In Westminster, the narrative will be whether the Tories will be forced to pay the price for the so-called Partygate saga in Downing Street, which saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak fined for breaking laws on coronaviruses.

Oliver Dowden, the leader of the Conservative Party, has sought to underline to the electorate the local choice he is making amid reports that some candidates have tried to distance themselves from Westminster during the campaign.

In a statement as the polls opened, Mr Dowden said: ‘Today’s election is about one thing: who do you want to lead your council?

“The choice couldn’t be tougher – between Tories cutting council taxes and providing good services, or opposition parties wasting money on political games and vain projects.”

Education Minister Michelle Donelan argued that Mr Johnson was “an asset, not a liability” in the election.

Ms Donelan told Sky News she could ‘understand’ why adviser hopefuls want to show they’re ‘going to work hard on all those things that impact daily life’ rather than focusing on what’s coming up. goes to Westminster.

Environment Secretary George Eustice has acknowledged that ‘all prime ministers will always be very aware of the vibe of their parliamentary party’, in response to speculation that a poor showing on Thursday could lead to more letters of defiance from Conservative MPs.

Mr Johnson, during a visit to Southampton Airport on the final day before the polls opened, stressed he was ‘absolutely confident’ he had the ‘right program for the country’.

Tory supporters will likely be eagerly watching the results in bona fide London local authorities such as Wandsworth – under Tory control for 44 years – Westminster and Barnet where YouGov pollsters believe Labor could upset.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer used his campaign rally call to highlight the ‘constant drip of witchcraft and scandal’ in Mr Johnson’s administration.

Along with the party, the Tories have been hit by a series of controversies, including former Wakefield MP Imran Nasir Ahmad Khan convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager and veteran MP Neil Parish who resigned after he admitted watching pornography in the Commons.

Sir Keir said the Government had breached the Covid regulations they had put in place ‘time and time again’ and said the Tories’ ‘failure’ to tackle the cost of living crisis had been a “disgrace”, as well as the Chancellor’s decision to raise the national price. insurance last month.

Writing in the Daily Mirror, Sir Keir said: ‘The British public should not have to put up with a government that refuses to take seriously the very real issues facing you and your family.

There have been Tory calls for Durham Police to investigate whether the Leader of the Opposition broke Covid rules while campaigning ahead of Hartlepool’s 2021 by-election.

But Sir Keir said it was a ‘smear’ to suggest he broke the rules while having ‘a takeaway and a beer while I was working late at night’.

Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, said on Thursday voters had the opportunity “to send Boris Johnson a message he cannot ignore”.

“The Conservatives failed to deal with the cost of living crisis, voted to pollute our rivers and abandoned our ambulance services,” he said.

“Whether in Somerset or Stockport, Winchester or Wimbledon, St Albans or South Cambridgeshire, I have spoken to long-time Tory voters who feel totally taken for granted by a Prime Minister who breaks the law and a Chancellor who increase taxes.”

The Lib Dems are hoping to cause upheaval in Hull by unseating it from Labour’s control, while vying for victory against the Tories in places such as Wokingham and Sutton.

In England, more than 4,000 councilors from 146 councils will stand for election in major cities including Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and all 32 London boroughs.

All 32 councils in Scotland and 22 in Wales will also hold elections, with polling stations open between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, tensions were high in Northern Ireland ahead of the Stormont election where voters will head to the polls in 18 constituencies to elect 90 MPs.

Opinion polls have suggested that Sinn Fein is likely to lead the poll, and the Alliance party is expected to have an increase in support.


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Black neighborhood lost $5million when homes were taken by Georgia authorities in the 1960s https://the-education-store.com/black-neighborhood-lost-5million-when-homes-were-taken-by-georgia-authorities-in-the-1960s/ Tue, 03 May 2022 05:13:39 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/black-neighborhood-lost-5million-when-homes-were-taken-by-georgia-authorities-in-the-1960s/ Residents of a black North Georgia neighborhood lost more than $5 million on their properties when their homes were destroyed and replaced with college dorms and parking lots more than 50 years ago, according to an analysis by professors at the University of Georgia. The study of the loss suffered by the owners of the […]]]>

Residents of a black North Georgia neighborhood lost more than $5 million on their properties when their homes were destroyed and replaced with college dorms and parking lots more than 50 years ago, according to an analysis by professors at the University of Georgia.

The study of the loss suffered by the owners of the Linnentown section of Athens, Georgia, was reported last week by the Athens Banner-Herald.

The city of Athens used eminent domain to force black families out of Linnentown in the 1960s as part of an urban renewal plan. He sold the land to the Board of State Regents, and the University of Georgia dormitories and parking lots were built after the houses were razed.

UGA experts looked at what the lost properties were worth today and what residents were getting for them, according to the Banner-Herald. They also assessed the amount of appreciation lost by moving to other properties.

They haven’t been able to grasp the impact on jobs or education or the emotional trauma of being forced to move, said Jerry Shannon, associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Financial Planning, housing and consumer economics.

Shannon recently presented the report to a group tasked with repairing the destruction in the neighborhood. The Mayor and Athens-Clarke County Commission are also expected to review it, and it could be used to allocate funds for projects such as affordable housing.

Photo: Hattie Whitehead Thomas on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, where a black neighborhood was razed in the 1960s to make way for dormitories. The 72-year-old Athens resident grew up in the now destroyed neighborhood of Linnentown. “UGA needs to do more. He needs to come to the table and acknowledge what he’s done,” she said. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Egyptian authorities prepare for Eid al-Fitr https://the-education-store.com/egyptian-authorities-prepare-for-eid-al-fitr/ Sun, 01 May 2022 11:31:25 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/egyptian-authorities-prepare-for-eid-al-fitr/ Egypt has stepped up preventive measures in preparation for Eid al-Fitr by sterilizing mosques and all courtyards attached to them, controlling the availability of medicines and blood bags, and increasing the efficiency of parks and gardens. The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, confirmed the […]]]>

Egypt has stepped up preventive measures in preparation for Eid al-Fitr by sterilizing mosques and all courtyards attached to them, controlling the availability of medicines and blood bags, and increasing the efficiency of parks and gardens.

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, confirmed the increase in the level of preparedness in all hospitals in the country, during the feast of the ‘Eid, increasing the level of preparedness in the emergency services, increasing the number of on-call doctors in the reception, emergency and critical services.

Abdul-Ghaffar confirmed the availability of medicines, supplies and medical equipment, as well as the necessary quantities of blood bags and its derivatives in all hospitals.

Reserve teams of various medical specialties have been prepared in addition to the core teams during Eid.

The maximum level of preparation has been raised in the departments of services and facilities by local authorities to guarantee the availability of parks and gardens to receive citizens during their Eid holidays.

Ongoing preparations included launching campaigns across sectors to address violations, increase the efficiency of park systems and properly prepare beaches to accommodate vacationers.

Coordination has been made with the Ministry of Religious Endowments and Security to prepare the main mosques for Eid prayers, while taking all necessary measures to maintain the roads leading to them.

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