News / Local / Perthshire by Reporter October 5, 2018, 6:06 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Perth councillors have agreed to plough £55,000 into two of the biggest events in this year’s Winter Festival line-up. The city’s Christmas lights extravaganza will benefit from £40,000 of Common Good funding, while the November 5 fireworks display will get £15,000. The festival, which runs from Halloween to Chinese New Year, has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with the seasonal switch-on ceremony alone generating nearly £2 million for the local economy. Members of the Common Good Fund committee were told next month’s bonfire and fireworks display could be the biggest yet. The free event is organised each year by the Strathearn 200 Round Table group in partnership with the local authority and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities. This year’s display is … [Read more...] about Local councillors agree to spend £55k on fireworks and Christmas lights
Chinese new year fireworks
Guy Fawkes Night is still a while away, but these days fireworks are making a bang all year round. There’s no denying that a firework display can be fun for all the family, but unfortunately a small minority of people are using them irresponsibly. The law says you must not set off or throw fireworks - including sparklers - in the street or other public places. It is against the law to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for: Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight, New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am. Buying fireworks You can’t buy adult fireworks if you’re under 18. You can only buy fireworks (including sparklers) from registered sellers for private use on these dates: October 15 to November 10 December 26 to December 31 Three days before Diwali and Chinese New Year 5 family-friendly North of England destinations to visit by train … [Read more...] about What’s the law on setting off fireworks? Everything you need to know
PUBLISHED: 16:51 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:02 30 July 2018 Jacob Massey The illegal fireworks pose a safety risk Picture: Ian Burt Archant A warning has been issued following reports of illegal fireworks being issued to children and adults in the Great Yarmouth area. Norfolk Police, Norfolk Fire and Rescue and Norfolk County Council Trading Standards have warned parents and children to be vigilant of fireworks that are banned from supply to the general public.Such fireworks pose a safety risk and could pose a risk to the welfare of those who have bought them, as well as people and wildlife living in the area.Only fireworks that are CE-marked and have instructions for use in English can be sold or supplied. If people comes across fireworks which are not CE-marked or labelled in English, then they are advised to leave it alone. Any information about the illegal supply or possession of fireworks should be passed on … [Read more...] about Warning as illegal fireworks supplied to children in Great Yarmouth
The Long Yun Martial Arts Group was established in 2006 by movie star Jackie Chan. In the picture, the group performs Taiji movements during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Helsinki on February 15, 2018. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today It’s the Year of the Dog, if you ask the Chinese population in Helsinki. The year was received with a massive outdoor event at Keskuskatu in the center of Helsinki. Dozens of performances took the stage, which rose high next to the Ateneum Art Museum. The Chinese astrology represents a cycle of 12 years with each year being represented by an animal and its attributes. So, for people born in 2018, the lucky numbers are 3, 4 and 9; the lucky colors are red, green and purple; the lucky flowers are the rose and cymbidium orchids.Clickable Advertisement There are several types of dogs. During the previous Dog year in 2006, the zodiac represented a fire dog, which is intelligent, hardworking and sincere. In 2018, the dog is called Earth … [Read more...] about The Chinese Year of the Dog Kicks Off With Massive Celebrations in Helsinki Center
‘We drove more than 2000 km from Beijing to Shenzhen and handed out over 10,000 questionnaires along the way,’ said Wei Wei, director of the Chinese labour NGO Little Bird, after a month-long roadtrip interviewing construction workers. That was three years ago. They had thousands of answers, confirming that, in construction, wages were withheld for months. Most workers didn’t receive monthly, or even half-yearly, payments and simply hoped to get paid by the end of the year, even though, by law, wages should be paid monthly. Since Little Bird was founded, nearly 20 years ago, its telephone hotline has helped more than 50,000 migrant workers, half of them employed in construction. But according to Wei Wei, the situation hasn’t improved much. Hundreds of thousands of workers aren’t paid in keeping with their proper wages, if they are paid at all. Half of all construction workers have been deprived of proper payment at least once in their lives, according to … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year, but where’s the money?