While it might seem like a small problem to many, pavement parking in Bristol is a major issue for parents with buggies, wheelchair users and the elderly. In the St Paul's area poor parking is a particular concern, with its thin roads and even thinner pavements, but some groups are working to tackle the issue along with other forms of anti-social driving. Transport campaign group Sustrans, Avon and Somerset Police and primary school children in the area have been working on a two-year-long project to combat problem parking, speeding and poor visibility. Work has included installing bright colourful images, designed by pupils at St Barnabas CE VC Primary School, laid on the floor of Rosa Parks Lane creating a trail to the school. Headteacher at the school, Jon Barr, said: "We have been proud to work with Sustrans on the Rosa Parks Lane project. "Our children enjoyed making the designs and now their journey to our school will be more colorful. We hope people in Montpelier and St Paul's … [Read more...] about How part of Bristol is tackling pavement parking and anti-social driving
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Actor has taken up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people as a UN Goodwill Ambassador 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO: FILE Actor Priyanka Chopra, who has taken up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, has been feted with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice. Priyanka was invited by the Harmony Foundation to get the award for lending her support and contribution towards social causes. Her mother Madhu Chopra collected the honour in Mumbai on her behalf. “I humbly accept the award on her behalf. As a mother, I am immensely proud to have a child who is so compassionate and has so much kindness in her. She exemplifies the fact the more you give, the more you get,” said Madhu, in a statement. “Even as a child, she was influenced by Mother Teresa and has been supporting Prem Niwas in Bareilly.” Feminism is not … [Read more...] about Priyanka Chopra honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial Award
OPRAH Winfrey heaped praise on icons Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor, who recently died, during her inspirational Golden Globes speech while accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Award last night.But, who were they? And why did Oprah honour these inspirational ladies in her Golden Globes 2018 acceptance speech?Rosa was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and was often refereed to as "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement" by the United States Congress.In December 1955, she famously refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order to give up her seat in the "coloured section" to a white passenger, after the whites-only section was filled.Her act of defiance became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement, and she became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.Parks also organised and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Edgar Nixon, president of the local chapter of the NAACP; and Martin Luther King, … [Read more...] about Who were Recy Taylor and Rosa Parks and how were they honoured by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes 2018?
File photo (not related to story): Ed Jones/AFP. A northern Italian town council has been forced to modify regulations which appeared to exclude gay and non-EU women from parking spaces aimed at pregnant women and mothers. The anti-immigration Lega Nord administration in the town of Pontida had proposed the creation of reserved parking spaces for pregnant women and mothers - but a clause excluded non-EU women from using them. The move was supposedly designed to improve accessibility for pregnant women and mothers of young children in the Lombardy town. The council policy document, titled 'Municipal regulations for parking discipline during usage of parking lots reserved for pregnant women and mothers' – and published by Repubblica – states that in order to be eligible to use the pink parking zones, women must "belong to a family nucleus," be either pregnant or a mother, be an Italian or EU citizen, and finally be resident in Pontida. These regulations … [Read more...] about Italian town backs down on parking spots reserved for pregnant ‘EU’ women and mothers only
THE mother-in-law of Songs of Praise presenter Aled Jones has defended the star against sexual harassment claims by comparing him to Mother Teresa.Jones, 46, has been taken off air while the BBC investigates an allegation of inappropriate behaviour from more than a decade ago.The ex-choir boy has strongly denied making any “inappropriate contact” with a female colleague after being accused of sexual harassment believed to centre around messages and contact.His mother-in-law Elaine Fossett, 74, has hit out at allegations against the presenter saying the family is "undeservedly" going through "hell".She told MailOnline: "Aled is as much capable of sexual harassment as Mother Teresa and that is all I am going to say. It is utterly, utterly appalling. It is destroying my family's life."A nicer, nicer guy you couldn't wish to meet. He is totally incapable of sexual harassment."Following the allegations, Jones did not appear on yesterday afternoon’s Songs of Praise … [Read more...] about Aled Jones’s mother-in-law compares BBC Songs of Praise host to Mother Teresa as she defends him against sexual harassment claims