Tata Trusts, MCGM launch ‘Karenge Toh Hoga – Swasth Ghar Bar, Swasth Parivar’

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By EH News Bureau on May 14, 2018 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” 16,000 households of Mumbai slum to participate in a waste segregation drive 16,000 households in Tunga village slum in Chandivali, Mumbai, will participate in a waste segregation drive, ‘Karenge Toh Hoga – Swasth Ghar Bar, Swasth Parivar’, launched recently, as a part of ‘Mission Garima’, a Tata Trusts initiative in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). The initiative is aimed at engaging citizens in creating awareness about waste management, waste segregation and waste reduction, leading to better waste management practices and an overall goal of a cleaner city. The first phase of the initiative will focus on reaching out to 5000 households.Mumbai on average generates 7,200 tonnes of waste every day. Tata Trusts, with support from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), has initiated an awareness campaign on waste segregation and management of solid waste, to enable waste disposal in an ecological manner.In order to educate and reinforce best practices through house to house led activation, teams of 3-5 trained local boys and girls called Team Green Blue Champs will be responsible for educating, mobilising and monitoring households in their area. They will talk to women about dry and wet waste segregation and its importance, the value and benefit of segregating and demonstrate best practices on waste segregation.Each team will own approximately 150 households in their vicinity, as defined as per the MCGM maps. Training will be provided to garbage collectors about dry and wet waste segregation and with support of the MCGM, waste collection systems will be mandated.Waste Segregation under Mission Garima is a time bound initiative to test and create an effective and a scalable method that will enable appropriate segregation at the source i.e. at the household level and build that as a sustained behaviour and encourage a sense of responsibility among the citizens. Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Postscenter_img News Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Tata Trusts, MCGM launch ‘Karenge Toh Hoga – Swasth Ghar Bar, Swasth Parivar’ The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Sen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedSen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday RelatedSen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday RelatedSen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail TORONTO — Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon Marlene Malahoo Forte, will meet with the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada on Sunday June 5. The meeting will take place at the Faith Open Door Ministries, Caledonia Road, Toronto, starting at 4.30 p.m. The Minister is expected to discuss plans for the upcoming three-day Jamaica Diaspora Convention, which gets underway on June 15 at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel in Ocho Rios. She will also discuss issues of importance to the community which will be addressed at the convention. Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Seth George Ramocan, is appealing for as many persons as possible to attend the convention in June. “As we approach our Fourth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference under the theme, ‘One Nation: Jamaica and its Diaspora in Partnership’, there is an air of great expectation and anticipation among the delegates to explore critical agenda items,” Mr. Ramocan said. The Consul General pointed out that the items to be discussed include the upcoming 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence in 2012, strategies for continuing to lower the crime rate in Jamaica and the proposal for establishing a Jamaica Diaspora Fund. “The Minister will have an opportunity to hear from Diaspora members who are unable to attend the conference in Jamaica, and interact with delegates and Diaspora board members who plan to attend,” Mr. Ramocan stated. Mrs. Malahoo Forte will be the keynote speaker at “Strawberry Social”, the premier fundraising event of PACE Canada, on Sunday, June 4. Since it was founded, 24 years ago by Dr. Mavis Burke, the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (PACE) has sponsored close to 300 Jamaican basic schools, through its Adopt-A-School programme. At the organization’s recently held Annual General Meeting, the President, Dr. Mary Anne Chambers, said that during the year ending March 31, 2011, PACE Canada sent C$63,187 to its sponsored basic schools in Jamaica. “PACE has once again made us proud by sponsoring the visit of a Minister of Government from Jamaica, as their guest speaker for their annual Strawberry Social, and this event is expected to be a resounding success,” the Consul General stated. By CAROLYN GOULBOURNE-WARREN, JIS Reporter Sen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday Foreign AffairsJune 3, 2011last_img read more

Albatross, eagles highlight awesome opener in Qatar

first_imgDOHA, Qatar – George Coetzee of South Africa needed just 21 putts to shoot an 8-under-par 64 for a one-shot lead on the opening day of the Qatar Masters on Wednesday. Coetzee eagled the par-5 10th hole and birdied his closing three holes in a round that was just two shots more than his best on the European Tour, a 62 which equaled the Old Course record at St. Andrews in Scotland 15 months ago. “I was quite lucky to get away with a few shots,” he said. “There’s a lot of luck involved in this game, especially the way I play, and I had 21 putts with a three-putt, so that goes to show.” At 7 under were Dawie Van Der Walt, among five South Africans in the top 13, and Steve Webster of England, who began in spectacular manner by holing a 254-yard, 5-wood second shot for an albatross at his opening hole, the 548-yard, par-5 10th. There were only two spectators around the green, and one of them was jumping up and down and pointing in a downward motion. “I didn’t know whether he was inferring it had gone over the back of the green and onto rocks, but then when I got up there he starts clapping,” Webster said. “I’ve never been 3 under after one hole before, so it was all a bit strange after that. You start thinking is this my day, or have I had all my luck on the first?” It was the second albatross in three events this year, whereas there was just one on the tour in 2013. Webster, who celebrated his 39th birthday last Friday, picked up five birdies over his next 12 holes to lead at 8 under, then dropped a shot at his 15th. Four players were in fourth place at 6 under, while the former British Open-winning trio of Ernie Els, John Daly and Paul Lawrie were among a group at 5 under. Els ended the first round holing a 35-yard bunker shot on 18 for eagle. Round 1 interviews: Ernie Els | John Daly | Jason Dufner | Luke Donald “That was a dream finish, that’s always going to put a smile on your face,” said Els, the 2005 Qatar winner. “I played quite nicely all day but didn’t quite get my share of putts, so that bunker shot at the last really made up for everything.” Lawrie also had an eagle, on the 16th, while Daly birdied his first three holes and two of his closing three. “I’ve started off this year putting really, really well, and just made three bombs to start with today,” Daly said. “But I just got into trouble a couple of times with the driver, so it was my putting that kept me in there.” Henrik Stenson bounced back from missing the halfway cut last week in Abu Dhabi with a 68. PGA champion Jason Dufner, competing in Qatar for the second year running, carded 70. A 30-minute delay due to fog at the start of the day meant three players were unable to complete the round because of darkness.last_img read more