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Amy Spanger, Allison Case & More Begin Performances in Matilda

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Matilda Related Shows View Comments Some new grownups will join those revolting children at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on September 8! Allison Case will take over as Miss Honey, with Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps in Matilda. They are set to replace Alison Luff, Lesli Margherita, Matt Harrington and Karen Aldridge, respectively.Case originated the role of Crissy in the Tony-winning revival of Hair; she has also been seen on the Main Stem in Hands on a Hardbody and Mamma Mia. Spanger’s Broadway credits include the original casts of Elf, Rock of Ages, Wedding Singer and Kiss Me Kate; she has also been seen on the Great White Way in Chicago, Urinetown and Sunset Boulevard. Holmes recently appeared on Broadway in The Visit; his additional multiple Main Stem credits include Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pillowman, Spamalot, Major Barbara, The Deep Blue Sea and Cabaret. Belcon’s Broadway credits include the original cast of Avenue Q and Rent.Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.The cast additionally currently includes Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, along with Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder and Alexandra Vlachos sharing the title role.last_img read more

The Red Hat Society

first_imgThe Red Hat Society: Red Hats Abound atCreative Habitat at Ben FranklinBurlington, VT — July 19, 2004 Directly in the front door, and to the right, Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin has created a product vignette dedicated solely to the ladies of The Red Hat Society. Founded by a group of women in California, The Red Hat Society celebrates the coming of age for women 50 and over, by wearing fancy red hats and bright purple outfits.Creative Habitat has “caught the Red Hatitude fever,” agreed Mark and Michael Dowling, co-owners. “From straw red hats to purple boa wraps, weve a great selection of fun essential products for the ladies of The Red Hat Society,” Mark noted.Sue Ellen Cooper, Queen Mother of The Red Hat Society, decided to celebrate a friend’s birthday by giving her a poem by British author, Jenny Joseph, entitled Warning. The poem begins, When I am an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat which doesn’t go and doesnt suit me.” The poem continues with all the wonderful freeing activities she will partake when she grows old.Local members of The Red Hat Society can create their own look. Creative Habitat has a complete section of Red Hat Society products, including scrap booking essentials, accessories for hats, decorations, wrapping paper, jazzy purple t-shirts, and, of course, the boas,” Mark continued.Today, there are 25,000 chapters in 21 countries, with an estimated 600,000 members. For more information about The Red Hat Society and local chapters in Chittenden County, please check out the Society’s web site at www.redhatsociety.com(link is external).Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin, formerly Ben Franklin, has been owned and operated by Mark and Michael Dowling since 1991. Creative Habitat is an independent store in the Burlington community, continuing in the family tradition of quality home design, crafts, and framing. Creative Habitat at Ben Franklin is located on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, telephone 802-862-0646. You may also visit them on the web at: www.creativehabitatvt.com(link is external).last_img read more

‘Cheap Solar in India Sounds Death Knell for Coal Imports’

first_img‘Cheap Solar in India Sounds Death Knell for Coal Imports’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Tim Buckley and Jai Sharda for Renew Economy:The obstacles to India’s ambitious energy transformation are like everything about India: vast, interrelated, and complex. Yet momentum has a way of rolling over obstacles, and – borrowing from Hindu mythological iconography – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has harnessed the “seven horses” of energy to push the government’s fast-growing electricity-sector transition.A year into the program, all the evidence suggests momentum is building on a number of key fronts. We’ve published a paper today that explores this phenomenon in detail.The double-digit decline in the price of domestic solar in India has accelerated into 2015 with new power purchase agreements being signed at record lows of just over Rs5/kWh, fixed flat for 25 years (that is immediately deflationary).Solar pricing has decreased to such an extent that it is now cheaper than new imported thermal coal-fired power plants at Rs6/kWh. This new economic reality means it is financially irrational to choose to build another power plant fueled by imported coalThe death knell for the seaborne traded coal industry has sounded.Full article: Cheap solar in India sounds death knell for coal imports, Australia’s includedlast_img read more

Brazilian Navy Inaugurates Best Equipped Antarctic Research Base

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati / Diálogo February 24, 2020 The Brazilian Navy’s (MB, in Portuguese) Secretariat of the Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources celebrated 40 years in December 2019. Its mission includes promoting the sustainable exploration of living and non-living resources in Antarctica. Brazil is among the countries with a physical presence on the frozen continent.Its base, which was destroyed by fire in 2012, carried out various analysis and research. On January 15, 2020, the new Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station was inaugurated. Diálogo spoke with MB Rear Admiral Sérgio Gago Guida, Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources secretary.Diálogo: Brazil spent millions of dollars to rebuild its base in Antarctica. What kind of return on investment can the country expect?MB Rear Admiral Sérgio Gago Guida, Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources secretary: Brazil is globally known for respecting the treaties it adheres to. Article IX of the Antarctic Treaty establishes that a country may demonstrate their interest in Antarctica, to promote substantial scientific research activity, such as establishing a scientific base or launching a scientific expedition. This justifies the investment.That continent is particularly important for the country, because of its influence on the climate of the Southern Hemisphere, and of the entire world, for that matter, and its living and non-living resources potential. It’s critical for a country that’s sixth in proximity to that land, to be influential on the continent while maintaining the consulting member status of the treaty. As such, we need to do research, keep a base, and carry out constant expeditions.On January 15, 2020, the Brazilian Navy inaugurated the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station’s new facilities. (Photo: Brazilian Navy)Diálogo: Why is it important for Brazil, or any country, to have a presence in Antarctica?Rear Adm. Guida: The area regulated by the Antarctic Treaty is equivalent to 10 percent of our planet. Additionally, that continent is the world’s greatest “air conditioner.” We treat the Arctic and Antarctic the same, but they are in fact very different areas. While the layer of ice in the Arctic reaches 10 feet, in Antarctica the average layer is 1.9 miles. The region’s influence in regulating the planet’s climate is critical and, in these times of heated discussions on climate change, it’s crucial that we understand its influence.The potential for non-living resources is invaluable, but the region’s living resources are equally important. Organisms that are resistant to the region’s extreme conditions may have considerable implications for humankind, such as improving agriculture and medical applications. In addition, the current economic relevance of the continent cannot be dismissed. For instance, tourism in the region will attract an estimated 75,000 visitors in the coming years, generating significant resources.Diálogo: What were the main negative consequences of the 2012 fire at the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station?Rear Adm. Guida: The main one was the loss of two colleagues during the fire. The creation of the Arctic emergency modules and the inauguration of the new facilities compensated for material losses. Brazilian research never stopped. Between 2013 and 2019, we carried out our Antarctic operations as usual.Diálogo: The new station nearly covers twice the area that was destroyed. What new activities, which weren’t possible before, will now be conducted?Rear Adm. Guida: The previous base started off with six modules and gradually expanded to a total of 66 modules. To bring those modules together, several areas had to be covered, totaling 26,900 square feet. The structure wasn’t planned and it was expanded as needed. There were only five labs and an underdeveloped communication structure. It worked more as a shelter and prep area for samples that would be analyzed in Brazil.The recently inaugurated structure has 226 modules, occupying a 48,400-ft2 area, based on requirements our researchers established. It has 17 labs and a robust communication capability. The samples can not only be prepared, but also analyzed on site, while the data is transmitted to research centers in Brazil. This is a major leap for the country. Our experienced researchers consider the Comandante Ferraz Station the best equipped research base on the Antarctic Peninsula, where most of the continent’s scientific stations can be found. We believe this station is at the level of the robust Antarctic program that the country developed and that it represents Brazil’s commitment to the matter.Diálogo: Do Brazil and other countries present in Antarctica exchange information and intelligence? How does the information exchange work?Rear Adm. Guida: The Antarctic environment is favorable to exchange. Regardless of how robust a country’s program is, cooperation is always welcome. The logistics around research programs are very costly. In 2019, we cooperated with Germany, Bulgaria, Chile, South Korea, Ecuador, Spain, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and Uruguay. This information exchange happens between researchers and national Antarctic programs.Diálogo: Is it better to preserve or to explore Antarctica?Rear Adm. Guida: In 1998, Brazil, as a consulting member of the Antarctic Treaty, was part of the group of countries that decided against the exploration of non-living resources through 2048, through the promulgation of the Madrid Protocol. We wish to remain part of the group of nations who will evaluate this decision in the future.Diálogo: What does the Brazilian Navy have planned for the coming years concerning the security of the Blue Amazon? (The offshore area of Brazil’s coast, under Brazil’s jurisdiction, which is similar in size and biodiversity to the Amazon rainforest.)Rear Adm. Guida: Recent oil spills in the Blue Amazon highlighted the need for a management system in the region, to monitor increasing maritime traffic in the South Atlantic. MB prioritizes the creation of a program under the Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources to include various departments linked to the sea and to create this management system.Additionally, an ongoing initiative called Marine Spatial Planning (PEM, in Portuguese), has already been implemented in many countries. PEM is a powerful public tool, of an operational and legal nature, critical for the governance and sovereignty of the maritime area under Brazilian jurisdiction [Blue Amazon], for the shared and sustainable use of the marine environment, the generation of profit and jobs for Brazil, and to guarantee the legal security of our waters.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Pushes ‘Strongest Workforce in the Nation’ Plans

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined the opening celebration today of the Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) Commercial HVAC Pathways Vocational Lab. The North Philadelphia facility in the Energy Coordinating Agency’s (ECA) Knight Green Jobs Training Center will prepare high school students, reentrants and underemployed workers for good heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) careers in the growing clean energy economy.The Department of Education provided a $277,500 grant through the Job Training and Education Program to support the new lab.“Pennsylvania is investing in training more people to get the skills and qualifications for good careers,” said Governor Wolf. “We have a shortage of skilled apprentices and workers for jobs like this. By partnering with industry, educators, and government, we can provide the job training for more people to find a path to good-paying jobs, strengthen the middle class and make Pennsylvania a hub of high-growth industries.”Governor Wolf has launched an ambitious and bold strategy for Pennsylvania to have the strongest workforce in the nation. The governor’s initiatives include:• Creating PAsmart, a new innovative $30 million investment in STEM and computer science education, apprenticeships and job training that prioritizes partnerships among schools, employers and communities. The governor is proposing an additional $10 million for PAsmart to expand job training to more adult workers.• Proposing the Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) in the 2019-20 budget. SWEAP builds on the success of PAsmart to provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement. The plan expands access to early childhood education, increases investments in schools, and partners with the private sector.• Establishing the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center that brings together commonwealth agencies and the private sector address the skills gap, worker shortages, and other workforce challenges.• Launching the Apprenticeship and Training Office resulting in 138 new sponsors and 193 new apprenticeship programs or occupations, increasing the total number of registered apprentices to 16,866 statewide.• Starting the Manufacturing PA Initiative to support critical training in the important sector of that economy.• Joining the Skillful State Network, a nonprofit initiative of the Markle Foundation to emphasize the importance of skills so workers, particularly those without four-year college degrees, can get good jobs in the changing economy.The lab will provide both residential and commercial building maintenance and HVAC training through a collaboration between the JCI Learning Institute and ECA. According to ECA, students who complete the first 600 hours of instruction are qualified for entry level HVAC jobs ranging from $30,000-$40,000 annually. The lab will offer additional credentials that significantly increase a graduate’s earning potential.HVAC technicians are expected to be in high demand over the next few years. The need for workers will also be driven by the Philadelphia Energy Campaign’s $1 billion investment in energy efficiency and clean energy over the next 10 years.During the ceremony and ribbon cutting Governor Wolf joined Mayor Jim Kenney; Councilman Derek Green; Pat Clancy, CEO of Philadelphia Works; Sen. Christine Tartaglione; Michelle Armstrong, Executive Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education, School District of Philadelphia; and Emily Schapira, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Energy Authority.Johnson Controls International is a multi-national building technology conglomerate. It has three manufacturing plants and 1,900 employees in Pennsylvania. The Energy Coordinating Agency helps people conserve energy and promotes a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all. Governor Wolf Pushes ‘Strongest Workforce in the Nation’ Plans SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img April 25, 2019last_img read more

First Lady Frances Wolf Visits the Lion’s Pantry, Discusses Need to Increase Pennsylvania’s Outdated Minimum Wage to Help College Students Meet Basic Needs

first_imgFirst Lady Frances Wolf Visits the Lion’s Pantry, Discusses Need to Increase Pennsylvania’s Outdated Minimum Wage to Help College Students Meet Basic Needs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter First Lady Frances Wolf,  Minimum Wage,  Press Release State College – First Lady Frances Wolf today toured the Lion’s Pantry – Penn State’s student-run food pantry – and met with students and administrators to discuss financial struggles many higher education students in Pennsylvania – and across the country – are facing. The First Lady discussed possible solutions to help these students succeed – including an immediate increase to the commonwealth’s minimum wage.“We know that over 30 percent of college students go hungry because they can’t afford proper nutrition,” First Lady Wolf said. “We also know that many of these students carry jobs in addition to their studies. Raising the commonwealth’s minimum wage would help these struggling students meet their basic needs so they can succeed in school and get the skills they need to attain jobs after graduation.”A Government Accountability Office report released in December 2018 found that at least one in three college students do not always have enough to eat. Additionally, 71 percent of college students today do not fit the model of a “typical” college student and may be financially independent, work at least part time, enroll in and stay in college at a later age, or have dependent children. These factors, when paired with other challenges students face like cost of tuition, lodging and/or transportation, books, and supplies, can create significant barriers to making ends meet.Governor Tom Wolf established Pennsylvania’s Food Security Partnership in September 2015. The Partnership includes the departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Health, and Human Services. The partnership was established to address hunger in Pennsylvania across numerous fronts and coordinate food and nutrition programs and centralize coordination with federal, state, and local partners. As part of this effort, the Food Security Partnership leads the commonwealth’s efforts to better respond to issues that exacerbate food insecurity around Pennsylvania. The issue of hunger among college students has been identified as an opportunity for greater coordination and support.In January 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services took another step toward addressing this problem by changing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility requirements for community college students. Under the new policy, community college students enrolled at least part-time and in a qualifying career or technical education program under the Carl D. Perkins Vocation and Technical Education Act or a program preparing students for a high-priority occupation may receive SNAP benefits if they otherwise qualify for the program. Examples of high-priority occupations set by the Department of Labor & Industry include jobs in technology, education, health care, human services, law enforcement, and skilled trades. Before the policy change, individuals who were attending school had to meet exemptions such as working more than 20 hours a week, caring for a child under the age of 6, or having a medical barrier to employment in order to qualify for SNAP while attending school.During the roundtable discussion, the first lady and students identified additional steps that can be taken to further support hard-working students – including an increase to the commonwealth’s outdated minimum wage. Lion’s Pantry President and Penn State student, Sayre Bradley commented: “We’re incredibly excited to meet with the First Lady today and discuss basic need insecurity amongst college students. This is a great opportunity for students to share their experiences and involvement while discussing what can be done at an institutional, state, and federal level to support college students facing food insecurity. Addressing the minimum wage is a great step towards making sure that no student is hungry.”The commonwealth’s current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is the lowest allowed by federal law and trails most other states in the nation, including all of our surrounding states. That means Pennsylvanians doing the same job – especially in rural communities – earn less than someone in Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia.center_img November 14, 2019last_img read more

Brisbane auctions ramp up

first_imgBrisbane auctions ramp up this weekend. Photo: Darren England.Brisbane’s auction market is performing well despite a comparably low clearance rate, according to Corelogic.The analyst’s latest data reveals Brisbane last week recorded the nation’s lowest clearance rate at 50 per cent.For the same period, Sydney recorded a clearance rate of 76.8 per cent while Melbourne had 77 per cent clearance.However, CoreLogic auction spokesman, Kevin Brogan, said a deeper dig into the numbers proves the city is actually doing well in the auction stakes.Mr Brogan said, historically, a clearance rate of 50 per cent for Brisbane is good, particularly when you consider relative prevalence of auctions across capitals.“In Sydney and Melbourne 40 per cent or more of houses go to auction,” he said.“Fewer than 10 per cent of the properties go to auction in Brisbane.”Brogan says agents don’t necessarily measure the success of an auction campaign by whether the property sells under the hammer.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“It’s possible it (may) help you to negotiate a private treaty sale which is, at the end of the day, a successful outcome.”Brogan also said the average vendor discount for private treaty shows Brisbane, at five per cent, is operating in-line with southern capitals.Vendor discounts relates to the eventual sale price for a property compared to its initial asking price.“Sydney’s 4.1 per cent and Melbourne’s 3.8 per sent,” he said.Among the Brisbane properties up for auction this Saturday is 28 Loch St, West End at 9:00am 28 Loch St, West End.The draw of Brisbane State High School catchment will overcome most buyer’s reservations about having to raise a paint brush.If you have a wish to be river side, take a look at 34 Gordon St, Hamilton at 10:00am where a gathering crowd will see a very desirable waterfront holding go on the block.In addition, 4 Stubley St Wavell Heights at 11:00am looks set to make waves with its unique architectural design sure to draw in the locals.last_img read more

ABP’s fossil fuel stake said to grow by €2bn despite carbon pledge

first_imgABP’s holdings in fossil fuel companies increased by €2bn to €10.4bn last year, despite the scheme’s pledge to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% by 2020, a pressure group has claimed.Responding to ABP’s annual report on responsible investment, ABPfossilfree – which includes participants of the Dutch civil service scheme – suggested that the increase could not be attributed just to rising equity markets.It said that it had based its conclusions on ABP’s quarterly statement of its holdings of equity, bonds and convertible bonds.The action group said the value of equity and convertibles in coal-related firms dropped by €77m, but ABP’s credit investments in the sector rose €304m in the same period. It also argued that 7 percentage points of the 31% growth of the scheme’s stakes in oil and gas could not be explained by rising valuations.ABPfossilfree further noted that the approximately 80 coal-related companies still in ABP’s portfolio had plans for the construction of coal-fired power stations with a combined capacity of more than 50 times the that of coal-fired plants in the Netherlands.The €389bn civil service scheme still had a €4bn stake in the coal industry, the campaign group said. It argued that the coal sector was “the largest climate polluter”.“By remaining invested in the fossil fuel sector, new coal mines, pipelines and power stations will be added and subsequently kept in use for decades,” said Chris Roorda of the pressure group. “Large energy companies pay lobbyists enormous amounts to block climate policy and spread disinformation. If we keep investing in fossil fuels, we will never get rid of them.”In a response to the pressure group’s claim, Asha Khoenkhoen, spokeswoman for ABP, indicated that it was likely that the scheme’s stake in fossil fuel companies had increased last year thanks to improving equity markets.However, she could neither confirm nor deny whether the pension fund had also made new investments. “Based on the currently available data we can’t untangle this,” she said. ABP’s investments are managed by APG.Khoenkhoen emphasised that ABP’s policy was focused on reducing carbon emissions across its entire investment portfolio, including property.She added that the pension fund had only gained a clear view on carbon emissions halfway through last year, when APG introduced a tool for measuring carbon output from the portfolio.“Only then could we start steering properly, and therefore it is possible that our investments at 2016-end were not reduced relative to the previous year,” Khoenkhoen said. “Because of our scale, we are a kind of supertanker which responds slowly to input. Moreover, we are still refining the measurement tool for emissions.”She added that ABP’s primary goal was not to divest from fossil fuel firms, “as other players would step [in] after we have left”. Instead, the pension fund prefers to reduce its carbon emissions through engagement Khoenkhoen said: “After all, it is the fossil fuel companies that must make the energy transition work.”In its sustainability report, the pension fund said it had reduced annual carbon emissions from its equity portfolio by 7m tonnes last year, and that it had increased its stake in renewable energy by one-quarter to €2.8bn through investments in local wind farms and solar panels in India and the US.It also claimed to have decreased its carbon footprint by 16% in 2016 relative to 2014, thanks to energy firms RWE and Eon largely divesting their fossil fuel subsidiaries, as well as significantly reducing CO2 emissions from its property holdings.Since the pension fund announced that it would double its target investments against social and environmental problems to €58bn in 2020, it has raised its actual allocation to €41bn.New investments largely comprised green bond and sustainable property, ABP said, and it recently added investments in mortgages for energy-efficient residential property in the Netherlands.ABP said it would keep engaging with companies on environmental, social, and governance issues and said it was fleshing out an “inclusion policy”, aimed at assessing and selecting the most sustainable firms.In an interview with financial news daily Het Financieele Dagblad, Corien Wortmann-Kool, ABP’s chair, recently said the pension fund would hold back on exclusion, “as returns remain key and we want to keep our investment universe as large as possible”.Recently, ABP was ranked in fifth place in the Global Climate 500 Index of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP).last_img read more

Local and interstate buyers buy up big near the water

first_imgThe $103m Avalon development on Duporth Avenue in Maroochydore.Mosaic Property Group said nothing of its kind had previously been delivered on this iconic and rare, northeast facing riverfront in Maroochydore.Officially launched late last year, Avalon reached more than $50 million in sales, with strong ongoing interest from local and interstate buyers. Comprising 86 two and three-bedroom apartments, including a range of exclusive waterfront residences, the development has a ground-floor artisan cafe, gym, sauna, steam room, private pontoon, watercraft storage, resort pool, sun decks and an exclusive concierge service.Mosaic Property Group managing director Brook Monahan said the achievement was the ultimate culmination in what had been a phenomenal success story so far for Avalon. Mosaic Property Group has achieved record-breaking sales across its showpiece award-winning, $103m Avalon development on Duporth Avenue in Maroochydore, smashing its own $5.65m record previously set for the same project.A $103 million Maroochydore development recognised for setting a benchmark in residential design has achieved record-breaking sales, smashing its own $5.65 million record previously set for the same project. Mosaic Property Group’s Avalon development on Duporth Ave won the inaugural Design Excellence award late last year from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Qld).Two whole-floor luxury penthouse residences have achieved between $5.65 million and $6 million, along with eight other sales for half-floor luxury apartments, ranging in price between $2.6 million and just under $3 million.The 524sq m residences on levels seven and eight, each an amalgamation of two riverfront apartments, feature a coveted northerly aspect; four bedrooms, including a magnificent 90sq m master suite; four bathrooms plus powder room; chef’s kitchen with scullery; media room; study; library; wine cellar; fireplace, between six to eight car spaces; and private boat moorings. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agolast_img read more

IPPO kiosks make food accessible to poor families

first_imgEach person (oneper family, as there is only one quarantine pass given to each family) canavail himself of free goods at a maximum weight of two kilos. “Ang maganda sa kiosk natin pwede silang pumili sa mga naka-displayna food items. Pero hanggang two kilos lang bawat recipient para marami ang maka-avail. Pwede naman kung gusto mo bigas lang lahat,o gulay or canned goods lang,” said Lucas. With the slogan“Bulig Mo, Kabuhi Ko”, the project encourages community sharing while battlingthe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The IPPO hasopened “Bayanihan Kiosks in every town. The kiosks have packs of rice (one kilofor each pack), vegetables, canned goods, cooking oil, salt, eggs, and noodles,among others. Conceptualized byIPPO director Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, food items available atBayanihan Kiosks are donations from concerned individuals, businessmen andlocal government units. “Share your extrarice, noodles, canned goods, dried fish, vegetables, livestock, even alcohol orhand sanitizers. We are making these available to the poorest families,” saidLucas. The IPPO appealedfor more donations to the Bayanihan Kiosks. Last week, theIPPO distributed foods packs to 5,000 families economically displaced by theongoing enhanced community quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19.center_img To secure thesegoods, a person only has to present a home quarantine pass to prove thathe or she is a resident of the town. Each food packcontained rice, canned goods, sugar, coffee, noodles, and vegetables./PN ILOILO –The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has launched a project makingfood accessible to poor families and senior citizens – the “Bayanihan Kiosks”. “Marami tayong magagawa na maganda saating kapwa na nangangailangan ng pagkain. We started collectinggoods at marami ang nag-donate, kahit mga farmers na maysobra binigyan tayo ng mga gulay,” said Lucas. The IPPO selectedthe poorest barangays in every town – with the help of municipal social welfareand development offices. These werelaunched yesterday in various towns.last_img read more