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Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £500: July 2020

first_imgThe Department of Health and Social Care publishes details of all spending over £500 using an electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS) on a monthly basis. The ePCS has replaced the government procurement card (GPC).last_img

Between a rock and a hard place

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President Kenyatta: We have to confront climate change boldly

first_imgThe launch was hosted by the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina and addressed by several African leaders among them Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana) and Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia).Also Read  Let’s work together for the unity and progress of our country, UhuruPresident Kenyatta said effects of climate change have been worsened by the global Covid-19 health crisis.“Challenges posed by these climate-related events have been compounded by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.“Though not directly linked to climate change, the global resources allocated to fighting Covid-19 and to mitigate its negative impact on the economy, have, no doubt, reduced what is available to address climate change,” he said.President Kenyatta called for the integration of adaptation measures into Covid-19 recovery packages and urged development partners to support Africa’s climate initiatives.Also Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities  He challenged GCA Africa to spearhead the up scaling of pilot adaptation projects such as Kenya’s livestock insurance scheme, the first of its kind in Africa, to the rest of the continent.“Additionally, several adaptation initiatives that have been piloted in Africa should be scaled up by the centre we are launching today.“These include the Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme, the first government livestock insurance scheme in Africa, and which protects pastoralists against drought; and the mangrove protection and restoration project as is being piloted in Gazi, Kenya,” he said.The President thanked AfDB for its support in setting up IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center (ICPAC) in Nairobi, a facility he said assists the region to receive timely climate prediction data.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentIn his opening remarks, Mr Adesina announced that AfDB is working on raising amounts available for investment in Africa’s climate smart projects to 25 billion USD by 2025.The AfDB boss singled out Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, the continent’s largest wind power financed by the continental bank saying the plant represents the future of Africa’s adaptation in the energy sector.Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said climate change is the biggest threat to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa while Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde called for the redoubling of global climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. President Kenyatta spoke Wednesday at State House, Nairobi during the virtual launch of the African chapter of the Global Center on Adaption (GCA Africa).Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for urgent and bold interventions to deal with the challenges posed by climate change in Africa.The President noted that the recent climate change attributed desert locust invasion of Eastern Africa as well as intermittent droughts and floods are a growing socioeconomic burden to the region.“Exacerbated by climate change, the desert locust invasion of Kenya and other Eastern Africa countries has devastated livelihoods of farmers and poses an unprecedented threat to food security,” he said.last_img read more

Modric wins Golden Foot award

first_imgRelatedPosts Laliga: Real goes six points clear Griezmann saves Barca in Copa del Rey Barca, Madrid to face 3rd Division clubs in Copa Luka Modric is the proud recipient of the 2019 Golden Foot, the award which is bestowed to the best player in the world over the age of 29.Modric became the latest player to land the prize after excelling with Real Madrid and Croatia in the recent past, most notably by finishing runner-up at the 2018 World Cup which played a part in him winning the Ballon d’Or.However, 2019 was hardly a vintage year for the 34-year-old midfielder as Madrid finished third in La Liga, were dumped out of the Champions League round-of-16 by Ajax and lost their Copa del Rey semifinal to Barcelona.Still, the winner is decided by an online vote after an international jury selects nominees, so the people have spoken.Modric flew out to Monaco to collect his prize, thus becoming the 17th player to do so since the inaugural Golden Foot was given to Roberto Baggio in 2003.Tags: Copa del ReyLuka Modriclast_img read more

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