Correspondence: Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to directors of public health from Jo Churchill

first_imgThe Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care’s letter thanks directors and their teams for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. It also references funding that has been made available to local authorities to address COVID-19-related pressures.last_img

Janet Jackson Announces “Metamorphosis” Vegas Residency

first_imgJanet Jackson is heading to Las Vegas for her own concert residency beginning this spring. The run of concerts are being branded under the name, Metamorphosis, and will take place at Park Theater at Park MGM beginning on Friday, May 17th. Jackson now joins the likes of artists such as Aerosmith, Lady Gaga, James Taylor, and Billy Idol, just to name a few, who are setting up shop for concert runs in Las Vegas in 2019.According to the press release, Metamorphosis will look to “peel back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon. The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating [audiences] through [their] senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits, and fan favorite deep cuts.”The concert’s production will also include a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her 1989 studio album, Rhythm Nation.Jackson made headlines late last year when it was announced she will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2019 alongside Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and The Zombies.Following the opening night on May 17th, the 14 other initial scheduled performances will continue throughout the rest of May, and continue in July and August before wrapping on August 10th. Fans can reference the list below for Jackson’s full schedule of  performance dates.Members of Janet’s fan club will receive access to an exclusive pre-sale beginning tomorrow (Wednesday), Feb. 27th at 10 a.m. PST. General on-sale will begin a few days later on Saturday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. PST. Fans can head to for tickets.Janet Jackson Metamorphosis Dates:May: 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26July:24, 26, 27, 31 August: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10View All Tour Dateslast_img read more

10 Children’s garden

first_imgVolume XXXIIINumber 1Page 10 It’s sometimes difficult to get children to eat their veggies.But they may be more receptive to eating broccoli and beans ifthey grow and harvest them. Bodie Pennisi, a floriculture specialist with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, sayschildren are naturally excited about nature. It’s a short step toget them interested in gardening.“There are two ways to introduce children to gardening and to getthem excited,” she said, “from the animal perspective and fromthe food perspective.”Pennisi suggests appealing to a child’s sense of curiosity towardwildlife. Start by talking about butterflies, hummingbirds andbees and how important they are to the life cycle of the garden. Next, think about how you set up your garden. An interesting tipPennisi gives is to use unique containers. “You can use anything:buckets, teapots, tires, football helmets, dump trucks, wagons oreven old shoes,” she said.Old shoes can easily become planters. Just put the soil in,sprinkle in the seeds and add water. Suddenly you have a uniquecontainer kids will enjoy.Children’s gardens can also follow several different themes. Frombutterfly gardens to vegetable and herb gardens, the possibilities are endless. However, don’t keep all the fun to yourself. Letting your childdecide which type of garden she wants to plant adds a whole newelement of excitement.Children can grow all types of vegetables. Beans, broccoli,carrots, eggplant, onion, peppers and tomatoes are all easy togrow. Make choices based on your child’s personal tastes.Because there are several different types children can work with, Tomatoes are a great hit with kids, Pennisi said, becausedifferent varieties produce an array of fruit in numerous colors,shapes and sizes. “Herbs, too, are easily grown from seed,” she said. “All theyhave to do is sprinkle the seed, cover them with soil, water themreally well and in a few days seeds emerge. A few weeks later theherb’s scent develops.”If your children love flowers, there are plenty of unique andcool flowering plants kids can grow. General options includeimpatiens, pansies, sunflowers and snapdragons. Bulb planting can also be a fun and educational way to teachchildren how different types of plants are grown. Children areamazed to see flowers on a plant they grew from tiny seeds or abulb they planted.“An early spring container of bulbs could consist of daffodils,hyacinths and tulips,” Pennisi said. “Summer bulbs include calalily, short gladiolus and caladium.”Encourage your children to keep a daily or weekly gardeningjournal. Describing how the plants are growing, what tools theyused that day or what kind of wildlife they saw while out in thegarden engages children in creative writing. By taking andincluding photographs, the gardening journal can become a keepsake.“Harvesting herbs is especially great as they can write, ‘Ihelped Mom cook the pesto sauce with the fresh basil.’ This canlead to an interest in cooking and helping in the kitchen aswell,” Pennisi said.Plants to stay away from while gardening with children areangel’s trumpet, castor bean, climbing lily, foxglove, morningglory and flowering tobacco, she said. The seeds or leaves ofthese plants are toxic and should not be planted near homes withchildren.Other safety reminders involve growing and planting.“Be careful with sharp instruments, and make sure kids don’t hurtthemselves while clipping blooms or handling heavy containers orbowls,” Pennisi said.Pennisi discourages parents from using pesticides aroundchildren. Instead, use organic fertilizers and compost whicharen’t harmful. By Kristen PlankUniversity of Georgialast_img read more

Tata Power looks to expand its residential rooftop solar operations to 90 cities in India

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Smart Energy International:India’s largest integrated utility, Tata Power, has announced the expansion of its rooftop solar operations to 90 cities in the country.The rollout, says the company, comes at a time when consumers across all major categories including commercial, industrial, residential and public sector are now adopting solar energy as a reliable and sustainable solution to meet their energy needs that also holds tremendous potential to save costs.Rooftop solar installations are also attaining grid parity in many residential sectors of India. To-date, Tata Power has installed over 375MW of rooftop projects, including some of the most industrialized states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Surat, Baroda, Delhi, Gurgaon, Agra, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Varanasi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Dhanbad, Puri, Vizag, Vellore, Mysore, Coimbatore and Chennai are also proud proponents of Solar Rooftop Solutions.Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “Solar Rooftops not only offer an economical and clean alternative to conventional energy sources but also deliver reliability. With the increased adoption of RTS by consumers, we are confident that our solar rooftop solutions will play a big role in improving energy access across the country, in both urban and rural parts.”Tata Power Solar has also built utility-scale projects in 13 states in the country with a total capacity of around 2.76 GW. In 2017, the company executed a 2.6 megawatt (MW) solar rooftop plant at the carport of Kochi International Airport, India’s largest solar-powered carport.More: India: Tata Power announces expansion of rooftop solar to 90 cities Tata Power looks to expand its residential rooftop solar operations to 90 cities in Indialast_img read more

Recognizing Annual Child Support Awareness Month: Wear green on Monday

first_imgStatewide— Indiana’s Child Support Program will spread the word about its support of Hoosier families this August in recognition of Child Support Awareness Month.The month-long celebration gives program coordinators an opportunity to provide information about services and connect with the community. The public is encouraged to celebrate by wearing something green, the official color for the kickoff of Child Support Awareness Month, on Monday, August 3.The child support program is administered by the Child Support Bureau of the Indiana Department of Child Services. Custodial parties or non-custodial parents may enroll at no cost at their county prosecutor’s office.The Child Support Program provides a number of services to assist in getting child support dollars to families, including:• Locating non-custodial parents• Establishing paternity• Establishing and modifying child support and medical support orders• Enforcing payment of child supportFor more information about the Child Support Program, click here or call the Kidsline, Indiana’s child support customer service center, at 800-840-8757.last_img read more