PM Suggests Disaster Relief Fund

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says that Jamaica may have to consider setting up its own disaster relief fund. “Perhaps we have to look at how we can come up with our own insurance so that in case we have a challenge like Hurricane Sandy we will be able to act,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said on Tuesday October 30 in the House of Representatives. The Prime Minister made the comment, as she informed that Jamaica would not be able to access funds from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to offset the over $5 billion repair bill left by the hurricane. Earlier, Opposition Spokesperson on Finance, Audley Shaw, had suggested that the government should look to put a disaster insurance fund in place. “The severity of the storm wasn’t strong enough. Payout usually comes at above category four based on the premium paid by Jamaica. The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility estimated initially that the damage to Jamaica was about US$26 million or approximately $2.4 billion,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said. The CCRIF is a risk pooling facility, owned, operated and registered in the Caribbean for Caribbean governments. It is designed to limit the financial impact of catastrophic hurricanes and earthquakes to Caribbean governments by quickly providing short term liquidity when a policy is triggered. It is the world’s first and, to date, only regional fund utilising parametric insurance, giving Caribbean governments the unique opportunity to purchase earthquake and hurricane catastrophe coverage with lowest-possible pricing. The facility was developed through funding from the Japanese Government, and was capitalised through contributions to a multi-donor Trust Fund by the Government of Canada, the European Union, the World Bank, the governments of the United Kingdom and France, the Caribbean Development Bank and the governments of Ireland and Bermuda, as well as through membership fees paid by participating governments. Sixteen governments are currently members of CCRIF: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands. RelatedPM Suggests Disaster Relief Fund RelatedPM Suggests Disaster Relief Fundcenter_img PM Suggests Disaster Relief Fund EnvironmentOctober 31, 2012 RelatedPM Suggests Disaster Relief Fundlast_img read more

Ohrid Summer School for Architecture and Design, Macedonia

first_img Thhis is the reason everyone in SEO puts such a high value on links comiing from.Article Source: Newman is passionate about seeingbusinesses grow using technology tools that increase productivity.The beauty oof SEO is that iits every aspect is trackable and quantifiable. Schwarzkopf Travel Grants for Young Europeans → Deadline: 20 May 2014Open to: students who have completed the sixth semester of architecture or designVenue: 29 June – 6 July 2014 in Ohrid, MacedoniaDescriptionThe International Summer School of Architecture and Design will take place in the premises of the high school St. Clement of Ohrid.  Ohrid is a city in the Republic of Macedonia with over 42,000 inhabitants, close to the border with Albania. Ohrid and its lake are a leading tourist center in Macedonia and in 1979 they were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.This year Summer School will be held from Sunday 29 June until Sunday 6 July. The main tutors will be the Japanese Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, from Atelier Bow-Wow. The assisting tutors are the Croatian Vinko Penezić and Krešimir Rogina, from Penezić & Rogina architects.The theme for the 2014 session of the Summer school is “Metabolism Revisited”. Metabolism of today is no longer the Metabolism of former periods. It was created in Japan by a group of then architects and theoreticians, during the preparation for Tokyo World Design Conference in 1960. They were influenced by a wide variety of sources including Marxist theories and biological processes.EligibilityThe Summer School is open to students of design or architecture who have at least completed the sixth semester.CostThe participation fee for this school is EUR 200 per participant. This fee includes workshop, accommodation, meals and transportation from Skopje to Ohrid and the way back.A certificate will be awarded on completion of the summer school, as well as 2 ECTS points.ApplicationThe deadline for submissions is 20 May 2014. The selected participants will be notified by 31 may 2014.Attached to the application form, applicants should submit a max. 5 A4 pages Portfolio + CV (including photo) in pdf format to the following e-mail address: [email protected] Portfolios should be designed and formatted for on-screen viewing.Please note that students need to bring their own laptop computers.For more information please visit the official website. Pocket on May 15, 2014 at 7:04 pm 2 thoughts on “Ohrid Summer School for Architecture and Design, Macedonia” I really like looking through a post that will make men and women think.Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment! Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories Reddit on August 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm By diet or workout plan says: center_img Share 0 +1 By Seo Brisbane Expert says: LinkedIn 0 Log in to Reply Tweet Log in to Reply Ohrid Summer School for Architecture and Design, Macedonia ← PhD Scholarships in African Studies, Germany April 14, 2014 Published by daniel last_img read more