$20,000 to Shore Active Transportation Association to complete the design for a greenway to connect students and parents with Gaetz Brook Junior High $5,600 to the MusGo Rider Co-operative to support an awareness campaign about their community transportation service “Our organization’s founders were inspired by the opportunity to encourage our children to be more active,” said Patricia Richards, chair, Shore Active Transportation Association. “A proper greenway between Head of Chezzetcook and Musquodoboit Harbour will allow students to walk and bike to and from school and extracurricular activities.” More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by March 10, 2016. For more information, please visit our Sustainable Transportation page at novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation/ . Government is supporting two sustainable transportation projects on the Eastern Shore that will help connect community hubs and promote active living. Kevin Murphy, MLA for Eastern Shore, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced today, Sept. 8, two projects receiving funding through the province’s sustainable transportation grant program Connect2. “We are pleased to support community-led sustainable transportation projects and the people and organizations that make them happen,” said Mr. Murphy. “Infrastructure and planning work are critical stepping stones to making these projects a reality in our communities.” Mr. Murphy announced grants for two projects today:
20 July 2009The head of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) today paid tribute to the United States journalist Walter Cronkite, best renowned for his work as a television anchorman, who has died aged 92. “Mr. Cronkite was a singular voice in American life for many years and showed an admirable dedication to his craft as a chronicler of news large and small,” Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said.After he retired from his role as a television anchorman in 1981, Mr. Cronkite helped launch the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a non-governmental organization (NGO) devoted to press freedom worldwide, and served as its honorary co-chairman.“Both in his own work as a journalist, and later with the CPJ, Mr. Cronkite was an example to others,” Mr. Akasaka said. “Freedom of the press is intrinsic to democracy and good governance across the world, and he was tireless in his efforts to ensure that everyone could enjoy it.”Mr. Cronkite moderated a nationally broadcast “town hall” meeting addressed by then Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.As Mr. Akasaka noted, “with a life spanning decades of key developments on the global stage, Mr. Cronkite was a towering figure in the media world – he carved out a reputation for telling the news as it is and inspired the best in journalistic traditions.”The UN annually commemorates World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, calling on Member States to uphold press freedoms and support the work of independent media. Marking that occasion earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that journalists should be able to do their jobs “free of intimidation and harassment” and reminded that a free press contributed to democracy and stability.