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Autism expert to give free workshop at Les Cotils on 13 July 2015

June 26th, 2015 by Carey Olsen

(please click on image to go to Gina Davies Autism Centre website)

(please click on image to go to Gina Davies Autism Centre website)

Autism expert, Gina Davies, will visit Guernsey to deliver a foundation level training course to early years practitioners in Guernsey thanks to the local branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS) and sponsorship raised by Carey Olsen.

The Attention Autism programme will be taught from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 July 2015.

During her visit Ms Davies will also deliver an evening presentation for parents and carers and any professionals unable to attend the daytime course.

The free evening session ‘Behaviour – Let’s Tackle Some!‘ will be at Les Cotils, St Peter Port beginning at 7.30 pm on 13 July 2015.  The National Autism Society book library will also be available to browse at this time.

Tickets to attend the evening session must be booked via Eventbrite. Continue reading

Guernsey deputies enjoy the many benefits of owning an electric bike

October 30th, 2014 by Richard Lord

With the adoption by the States of Guernsey of a new transport strategy, several deputies have changed their travel habits in Guernsey by investing in electric bicycles.

Deputy Lester Queripel, Deputy Michelle Le Clerc and Deputy Yvonne Burford, Minister for the Environment Department, arrive on their electric bicycles for the States of Deliberation (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Deputy Lester Queripel, Deputy Michelle Le Clerc and Deputy Yvonne Burford, Minister for the Environment Department, arrive on their electric bicycles for the October 2014 States of Deliberation meeting (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Five States of Guernsey deputies: Yvonne Burford, Roger Domaille, Michelle Le Clerc, Roger Perrot and Lester Queripel have purchased electric bicycles recently for travelling around the island and a sixth deputy, Mark Dorey, is in the process of purchasing one.

Deputy Yvonne Burford, States of Guernsey Environment Minister, and principal author of the States of Guernsey newly approved transport strategy, said she had to do more than talk about the strategy but also adopt its principles as part of her own lifestyle, which is to use alternate modes of transport to the private car when appropriate, and she is extremely pleased she has done so.

Deputy Burford and Deputy Le Clerc both said they felt ‘more alive’ cycling along Guernsey’s roads.

“I see a lot more than I used to sitting in a car,” Deputy Le Clerc said. Continue reading

‘Ageing Well in the Bailiwick’ group to provide a voice for organisations working with older people

February 13th, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation

‘Ageing Well in the Bailiwick’ (AWB) provides a voice for organisations working with older people in the Guernsey community.

The group, which was formed in 2013, consists of representatives from about 20 organisations working with older people, from the voluntary, private and public sectors.

It was set up with the help of the Guernsey Community Foundation to coordinate work across the sector, with one of its primary objectives being to work with the States of Guernsey on the development of the Supported Living and Ageing Well (SLAWS) policy and to help drive this delayed strategy along, with input from older people, specialists and care providers working across the field.

AWB has been invited by the Policy Council to send representatives to its Public Engagement Steering Group as part of the engagement process for the Supported Living and Ageing Well (SLAWS) policy. Continue reading

St Martin Primary School creates educational and play garden

September 7th, 2012 by Lagan Construction Group

Headteacher Cate Mason and Edwin Ryan from Lagan Construction Group with some of the garden designers in the raised platform, which is currently under construction. (Please click image to expand - image courtesy of Lagan Construction Group)

St Martin Primary School is creating a garden combining play and educational areas.

The garden, which was initially designed by pupils in Year 3 and developed by parent Vanessa Crispini–Adams and local architect Paul Langlois, has been funded by a donation of £1,500 from Lagan Construction Group and money from the PTA.

“The school didn’t have a garden area and we wanted to create something that would attract wildlife, support indigenous plants and trees and provide an area where children could learn and have fun,” said headteacher Cate Mason. Continue reading

High nutrient inputs exacerbate acidification of coastal waters

November 24th, 2011 by Nature

High nutrient levels could make coastal waters more susceptible to ocean acidification, suggests a study, ‘Acidification of subsurface coastal waters enhanced by eutrophication‘, published online in Nature Geoscience.

sewage entering Belle Greve Bay on 1 June 2009 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Alongside atmospheric inputs of carbon dioxide, human inputs of nutrients to the coastal ocean can lead to an increase in the acidity of these waters. Continue reading

GE Launches Phase II Multi Million Euro Open Innovation Challenge

January 28th, 2011 by Science Business

GE (NYSE: GE) today launched the second phase of its ecomagination Challenge, seeking partnerships with European researchers and innovators. Called Powering Your Home, GE has set aside a $200 million fund to invest globally into promising start-ups and breakthrough ideas for home energy creation, management and use.

GE and its venture capital partners will also be awarding five cash prizes of $100,000 to the most innovative ideas received. Proposals are sought in two broad categories of the eco-home: energy efficiency, including management software, appliances and air conditioning; and renewable power, including solar, wind, hydro and biomass.

GE will be accepting submissions for Powering Your Home until March 1, 2011

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Making music out of junk

January 14th, 2011 by Richard Lord

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