Financial institutions presented with climate metrics platform

first_img TAGSClimate changefundingIFC Previous articleCIGRE-West Africa National Committee inaugurated in AbujaNext articleHere’s why preventive maintenance demonstrates resilience Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has updated its first-of-a-kind online climate impact measurement platform to make it easier for financial institutions to assess the climate eligibility of their investments and estimate the development impact of their climate-related activities. Version 2.1 of the Climate Assessment for Financial Institutions (CAFI) platform provides users with new insights through rich graphics, enhanced climate metrics, and improved key performance indicators. Users in low-bandwidth countries will benefit from a new “CAFI Lite” feature. Read more about:Funding modelsClimate change Finance and Policy The institution further noted that the resulting impact captured through CAFI is an annual reduction of 12.1 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, 26.2 GWh of renewable energy generated, 1.1 million square meters of green area built, and 1.7 million cubic meters of water saved.“Impact investing can grow when investors seek companies that apply best-practice impact measurement platforms like CAFI,” said Paulo de Bolle, global director of IFC’s Financial Institutions Group. “By providing CAFI to market players within the financial services industry, IFC is able to set new standards and educate stakeholders on impact disclosure,” De Bolle added. IFC offers financial institutions a platform to measure their climate impact. Image credit: Pexels. The platform incorporates feedback from IFC’s industry experts and the broader community of financial institutions.center_img UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development BRICS Today, 120 financial institutions have access to CAFI, with $5.8 billion of climate disbursed loans reported through the platform, according to IFC. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Generation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR IFC assured that CAFI will continue to grow and evolve with the climate finance sector. It will be updated to ensure its climate metrics and eligibility criteria stay in line with IFC’s Definitions for Climate-Related Activities and IFC’s GHG Reduction Accounting Guidance for Climate-Related Projects.CAFI is available beyond IFC’s client base. Anyone who invests at scale in climate friendly projects— multilateral development banks, international financial institutions, banks, fund managers—may access the platform, which is available here.last_img read more

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Nasdaq’s VC arm invests in proptech startup Dealpath

first_imgGary Offner, the head of Nasdaq Ventures, said Dealpath is the first real estate company out of the 14 firms the venture capital arm has invested in.“Our focus is on investments in market infrastructure,” he said. “Commercial real estate is a huge asset class, but it’s a market that’s very different from our core markets.”Offner added that Dealpath solves some of the main problems Nasdaq Ventures is looking to solve, like managing workflow and reducing friction between different steps. The company’s software allows investors to move data from different sources like CoStar and combine them with, for example, financial models created in Excel or Argus.Dealpath clients include Blackstone, AEW, Rockpoint Group, Oxford Properties, Bridge Investment Group, Manulife, L+M Development and Hutton. The company recently announced a partnership that allows its software to be used by buyers with JLL, which invests in Dealpath through its investment arm, JLL Spark.Dealpath was founded in 2014 by Mike Sroka, Kenter Wu and Andy Lee.Contact Rich Bockmann Full Name* Email Address* Gary Offner of Nasdaq Ventures (inset) and Dealpath’s Mike Sroka (Linkedin, Google Maps, Dealpath)Dealpath, the data management startup backed by the likes of Blackstone and JLL, received a new capital injection from Nasdaq’s investment arm.Nasdaq Ventures provided Dealpath with the new funding to help the proptech company to expand its cloud-based platform that manages the workflow on investment transactions, the companies told The Real Deal.Nasdaq declined to divulge the size of the investment.The latest cash injection follows investments from real estate players like Blackstone, JLL Spark, 8VC, GreenSoil Investments, Goldcrest Capital, LeFrak, Milstein and Bechtel.Read moreDealpath, Compstak form allianceReal estate players battle for good dataBlackstone is latest real estate giant to back Dealpath Message*last_img read more

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HP WWCh 2017 prediction: Norway and Russia for the glory!

first_imgClick to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsAs every year before the big tournaments, Handball-Planet.com bravely making a prediction of the final placement of the Women’s World Championship 2017 in Germany which starts on Friday in Leipzig. The three-medal podium, however, will be occupied by reigning crown holders and vice-champions from Norway, Russia and Netherlands.The first contender to beat them will be host team – Germany, led by experienced coach Michael Biegler. The closest team to achieve the medal’s battle is France – with the strong and experienced line-up, but also Romania with Cristina Neagu. It will be interesting to see Serbia, again in the strongest roster with Lekic, Cvijic. Tomasevic and Damnjanovic.Denmark, Montenegro and Hungary will be the strongest contenders to achieve quarter-finals. Here is our prediction:NorwayRussiaThe NetherlandsGermanyFranceRomaniaSerbiaPolandDenmarkMontenegroHungarySpainSwedenSouth KoreaBrazilAngolaSloveniaTunisiaCzech RepublicAngolaJapanArgentinaCameroonParaguay ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:Women’s Handball World Championship 2017 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Faculty, students honored for improving intercultural relations

first_imgThe Harvard Foundation presented its 2008 Faculty/Administrator Award to Benedict H. Gross, the George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, at its annual Harvard Foundation Student/Faculty Awards dinner in Quincy House on May 4. A former dean of Harvard College, Gross was recognized for his enthusiastic support of the Harvard Foundation and its mission to improve intercultural and racial understanding at Harvard.“Dick Gross and I have worked to improve intercultural relations since we were both resident tutors at Radcliffe in the ’70s,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “He is a remarkable man who has throughout his life reached out to persons of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds with genuine interest and friendship. An excellent teacher, a compassionate and thoughtful leader, he was a superb dean of Harvard College who demonstrated in many ways his commitment to the Harvard Foundation and its mission. The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are proud to recognize and honor the contributions and fine example of Professor Benedict Gross.”Additionally, more than 40 students were given Harvard Foundation Leadership Awards at the ceremony and dinner (which is named in memory of David S. Aloian, former Quincy House master). Faculty, administrators, and House masters nominated the student award recipients, who were then chosen by the faculty and student advisory committee of the Harvard Foundation for their contributions to the intercultural life of Harvard College.Students who have shown a commitment to improving intercultural life at the College during the entire course of their undergraduate years received the Distinguished Senior Award for Excellence in Leadership. The award went to the following members of the class of 2008: Muriel Payan, Simi Bhat, Marisol Pineda-Conde, Armen Yerevanian, Theresa Cheng, Beatrice Viramontes, Ofole Mgbako, and Marcus Miller.The 2008 Harvard Foundation awards for notable contributions to intercultural and race relations were given to students who have displayed a sustained effort to improving racial harmony at Harvard College. Recipients included Layusa Isa-Odidi ’09, Matt Clair ’09, Nworah Ayogu ’10, Matt Bresnahan ’09, Petros Egziabher ’09, Elizabeth Eve ’10, Louizza Martinez ’09, Jackie Hairston ’10, Amanda Mangaser ’10, Richie Serna ’10, Lumumba Seegars ’09, Kelsey Leonard ’10, Julie Ann Crommet ’08, Sarah Lockridge-Steckel ’09, Rauda Tellawi ’08, Chaz Beasley ’08, Nathaniel Naddaff-Hafrey ’08, Anjelica Kelly ’09, Ralph Bouquet ’09, Ola Aljawhary ’09, Michelle Oboite ’08, Susan Yao ’09, Zeba Syed ’09, and Seth Flaxman ’08.The foundation also recognized undergraduates, mostly freshmen and sophomores, who have begun to make notable contributions to the intercultural life at Harvard College, with a certificate of recognition. These recipients include freshmen Lizzy Eze, Sara Zaidi, Kevin Liu, and Elise Liu; sophomores Giselle Cheung, Jackie Hsieh, Benjamin Wu, Raul Carrillo, Rebecca Gillette, and Jarell Lee; and juniors Yonit Lavin, Diana Robles, and Sabrina Zearott.Graduate students who served as designated House Race Relations Advisers were also recognized, including Jennifer Kan of Dunster House, Saritha Tice of Mather House, and Jessica Welburn of Currier House.Beatrice Viramontes ’08 was honored with the Director’s Award, which is given to a student judged to have done the most during his/her undergraduate career to unite the Harvard community through intercultural and multiethnic activities. Seniors Simi Bhat and Marisol Pineda-Conde were selected by fellow students to be honored with the Peer Recognition Award.last_img read more

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NASCAR goes orange for World COPD Day

first_imgREAD: Latest Chase news DRIVE4COPD, NASCAR join forces to increase awareness, get fans screenedDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR announced today on World COPD Day that it is joining the fight to help NASCAR fans with COPD breathe easier.Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a life threatening lung disease, is the fourth leading cause of death globally and affects more than 300 million individuals worldwide. Within the United States, COPD ranks as the third leading cause of death, with more than 24 million Americans affected and approximately half that number remaining undiagnosed. However, a simple, painless breathing test, called spirometry, can determine whether or not a person has COPD.”DRIVE4COPD’s goal to create awareness about COPD is critical to NASCAR as many of our fans, like all Americans, may be affected by it,” said Jim O’Connell, NASCAR chief sales officer. “Today, on World COPD Day, we want our fans to learn more about this debilitating disease and encourage them to get screened.”DRIVE4COPD has been the Official Health Initiative of NASCAR since 2010 and has been responsible for screening nearly three million NASCAR fans.NASCAR and DRIVE4COPD are embarking on activities this month to help generate awareness and encourage fans to get screened, including:• NASCAR Plaza in Charlotte will be lit orange throughout the remainder of the month• SiriusXM will run PSAs encouraging fans to be screened• NASCAR will recognize World COPD Day across its digital platforms• DRIVE4COPD to host sweepstakes with NASCAR-themed prizing”DRIVE4COPD is proud to partner with NASCAR in the fight against COPD,” said John W. Walsh, president and co-founder of the COPD Foundation. “We’re pleased with the support of NASCAR in our mission to prevent and cure COPD, which affects many Americans and their families.”World COPD Day is an annual global event that aims to raise awareness of COPD. World COPD Day 2014 takes place around the theme “It’s not too late.” This positive message was chosen to emphasize the meaningful actions people can take to improve their respiratory health, at any stage, before or after a COPD diagnosis.DRIVE4COPD is a public health initiative that aims to help people identify symptoms of COPD and take action by utilizing public health screenings offered by the nonprofit group. For more information about the COPD Foundation and DRIVE4COPD, please visit www.drive4copd.org.MORE: FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR videolast_img read more

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SHR taps Tony Gibson as interim crew chief for No. 4 team, Harvick

first_imgStewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that production manager Tony Gibson will serve as interim crew chief for the No. 4 Ford and driver Kevin Harvick for the rest of the season.SHR made the announcement in conjunction with its decision not to appeal the L1-level penalties issued to the No. 4 team after its win Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Those penalties included a two-race suspension for crew chief Rodney Childers.RELATED: Penalties to No. 4 team shake up playoffsGibson, who turned 54 on Saturday, will return to the top of the pit box for this weekend’s events at ISM Raceway in Phoenix and the Nov. 18 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The longtime crew chief moved to the role of production manager before the 2018 season, taking control of vehicle fabrication for SHR’s four-car fleet and reducing his travel duties.Gibson’s task will be to help guide Harvick through the final stages of his bid for a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Wednesday’s penalty for an unapproved spoiler carried a 40-point deduction that leaves Harvick just three points above the elimination line entering Sunday’s Can Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the final event in the postseason’s Round of 8.MORE: Updated playoff standings | All-time winners at PhoenixHarvick has nine career victories at the 1-mile Phoenix track, including the series’ most recent race there in March. Gibson scored his first premier-series win as a crew chief at Phoenix, converting a gutsy two-tire pit-stop call into a victory for Ryan Newman in April 2010.Gibson revealed in August that he had suffered a stroke on July 6. He indicated that the illness affected his vestibular system, which relates to the balance and orientation functions through the eyes and ears. He returned to work after a six-week recovery period.Gibson has been a less frequent visitor to the track in his current role, which is based in SHR’s Kannapolis, North Carolina, shop. Gibson served as a substitute crew chief for Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 10 team and driver Aric Almirola at Bristol Motor Speedway in April, filling in for Friday practice and qualifying while primary crew chief Johnny Klausmeier stayed home with family after the birth of his second child.last_img read more

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Firefighter Adopts Baby He Helped Deliver

first_imgMarc and his partner were deployed on an emergency call to a woman’s house in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The woman, who was going into labor, had only just been carried into the ambulance when she said she was ready to deliver the child right then and there.RELATED: Mom Adopts Hospice Babies No One Else WantsThough Marc had been a firefighter for 20 years, it was his first time ever taking charge over a delivery.After he helped deliver the infant, he took the baby girl and her mother to the hospital. Marc was filling out paperwork when he overheard some nurses saying that the mother had requested the baby be put up for adoption immediately.MORE: Flight Attendant Adopts Stray Dog That Always Awaited Her Return From Countries AbroadWhen Marc mentioned that he and his wife had been looking into adoption, the nurses encouraged him to talk to the mother. Marc explained to the recovering woman that since he was a firefighter and his wife was a school teacher, they didn’t have the money to adopt, but they had always wanted a daughter.After Marc and his wife talked things over with the mother, they were ready to go. 48 hours later, Marc was the proud adopted father of blonde-haired, blue-eyed Gracie Hadden.“It was meant to be,” Hadden told CBS. “Everything that happened that day changed: my station, assignment, the location. So many things happened that made us 100 percent sure.”(WATCH the video below) Deliver The News To Your Friends: Click To ShareAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn 2011, firefighter Marc Hadden and his wife Rebecca were the parents of two young boys. Hoping to bring a girl into the family, they were devastated when doctors told them that a third pregnancy would be too much for Rebecca’s body.As fate would have it, a baby girl was literally delivered into Marc’s arms not long after.last_img read more

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Circle K serves community beyond

first_imgSaint Mary’s Circle K chapter participates in weekly community service projects that serve the South Bend community, from tutoring and providing meals at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, to working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and hosting a variety of events for The Sisters of the Holy Cross Covenant located on the Saint Mary’s Campus.Junior Jaclyn Voltz, president of Circle K, said the organization, sponsored by Kiwanis International, chooses volunteer projects based on certain goals.“Circle K clubs focus on the three tenets of service, fellowship and leadership,” she said.Voltz said the goal of the club is to give back to the South Bend community.“Service is the heart of Saint Mary’s College Circle K,” she said. “We are dedicated to providing a variety of service opportunities that reflect the interests of our members and the needs of the South Bend community.“There are service projects each week varying in date, time, length and focus. Our projects span a wide range of interests including children, education, healthcare, elderly, hunger, housing, animal care and environmental issues.”Voltz said one of the club’s regular activities is assisting nuns at the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent on campus.“Every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Circle K volunteers go to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent to socialize with the nuns and provide activities for the sisters – game show nights, craft projects, Notre Dame football tailgate parties, bingo and social nights,” she said.“The sisters truly appreciate the company and have so many incredible stories to share. Circle K members are also active at the Center for the Homeless preparing and serving meals.”Kathleen Dunn, a first year student and Circle K member, said she enjoys volunteering with the club because the activities are “creative.”“During the fall semester we hosted a milkshake and Pictionary night, as well as a reverse Trick or Treat session for the sisters. … Volunteering with Circle K at the convent is a great way to connect with women who have lived adventurous and meaningful lives. They have a lot to teach us.”According to the Circle K website, upcoming events include the Hannah & Friends Karaoke Night and the Chicago March for Babies, a walk that will take place on the lakefront trail in Chicago on April 26.For those interested in joining the club, the group meets weekly on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. in the Le Mans Hall basement, according to the Circle K website.last_img read more

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NBC Orders 12 Episodes of Tony Winner Andrea Martin’s Canadian Comedy Series Working the Engels

first_img Star Files View Comments The Peacock network has ordered up 12 episodes of the new Toronto-set comedy Working the Engels in its first collaboration with a Canadian partner. The previously announced series will star Pippin Tony winner Andrea Martin. According to Deadline.com, NBC will co-produce the series with Shaw Media/Noreen Halpern’s Halfire-CORE Entertainment. Martin won a second Tony Award for My Favorite Year and garnered additional nominations for Candide and Oklahoma! Her notable film and TV credits include SCTV, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Wag the Dog and The Producers.center_img Created and written by Katie Ford and Jane Ford, Working the Engels focuses on a family who come together when their father passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt. They band together to take over their father’s law firm, even though only one family member—daughter Jenna—is around to practice law. Martin will play Ceil, the overly confident family matriarch. Kacey Rohl (Hannibal), Azura Skye (American Horror Story) and Benjamin Arthur (Less Than Kind) will also star.. Andrea Martinlast_img read more

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Services and Facilities: P-R

first_imgPHILADELPHIA BAKING CO.The Philadelphia Baking Co. is in RWBAHC and open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.POST EXCHANGEThe main post exchange (also known as the PX), in Building 52030, offers a wide variety of goods and services. There is also a wireless mobile center by the Power Zone in the PX. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.The PX mall features the flower shop, GNC, barbershop, U.S. Patriots, optical shop and other short-term vendors offering a wide range of services and products.The PX food court offers a variety of foods. Hours for Starbucks are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Specialty Express hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.Subway is also in the PX food court. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.The Regimental Troop Store with gas and mini-mall food court is in Building 82301 at the intersection of Hatfield and Bissel streets near the East Gate. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.The mini-mall food court offers Baskin-Robbins, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Popeyes and Taco Bell. Hours are:Baskin-Robbins: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.Charley’s Grilled Subs: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.Popeyes: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.Taco Bell: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.The Wrap It Up Shop and a barbershop are also in the mini-mall. Hours are:Barbershop: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Wrap It Up Shop: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.POST OFFICEFort Huachuca’s branch of the U.S. Postal Service is near the main post exchange mall, in Building 52040. Mail is delivered to groupings of mailboxes located centrally between several sets of quarters. Outgoing mail for the day should be in the post office no later than 4 p.m.The post office provides all services, including express mail. It is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Post office box rentals are available, and the box lobby is open daily. The ZIP code for post office box service is 85670. The ZIP code for all other Fort Huachuca mail service is 85613.DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES – PROVOST MARSHALThe Directorate of Emergency Services is in Building 31043. The mission of the directorate is to provide quality force protection, law enforcement, physical security, access control, fire and emergency services, and police and community liaison services to the Fort Huachuca community. The law enforcement division is primarily responsible for the security of the installation and enforcement of rules, regulations and laws governing the Fort Huachuca community. The law enforcement division includes traffic enforcement, military police investigations, military working dogs, hunting enforcement and liaison with local civilian law enforcement agencies. The fire department, in addition to firefighting, provides emergency medical services in response to on-post 911 calls and fire prevention inspections and instructs post personnel on fire prevention. The physical security division provides physical security surveys and physical security inspections and oversees all installation access control operations.CURFEWThe Fort Huachuca police strictly enforce the installation curfew policy. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or under adult supervision between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Children 16 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or under adult supervision between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. A curfew permit can be obtained from the Fort Huachuca police and the Youth Services Activity Center. The permit authorizes children to travel unaccompanied during the hours of the curfew from one specific location to another as designated by the parent or guardian. A parent or legal guardian must sign the permit.FORT HUACHUCA POLICEThe Fort Huachuca police support a variety of community-based programs and services. They provide assistance in crime prevention and education and, upon written request, will give classes for special unit events and functions on safety and child-related issues. For more information, call 520-533-3332. Dial 911 for all on-post medical emergencies and for crimes in progress. For suspicious activities, call the IWATCH hotline at 520-538-6969. To report nonemergency incidents and nonemergency traffic accidents call 520-533-3000/2183. The Fort Huachuca police desk operates 24/7. All personnel should keep this phone number available.MOTORCYCLE REQUIREMENTSAll military personnel must complete a Basic Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course (accredited through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation) in order to ride a motorcycle on Fort Huachuca. While operating motorcycles on Fort Huachuca, all personnel (military and civilian) must wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet, clear goggles or attached face shield, full-fingered gloves, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket. A high-visibility upper garment is required by day, a retro-reflective garment is required at night and leather or over-the-ankle shoes are required in accordance with Fort Huachuca Regulation 190-5. The use of headphones is not authorized while driving any vehicle.WEAPONS REGISTRATIONWeapon registration is required on Fort Huachuca. Personnel living on post must register their privately owned firearms within 72 hours of residing in quarters. Barracks residents must store their weapons in their respective unit’s arms room. Registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, at the Fort Huachuca Van Deman Gate. For more information, call 520-454-2323.FIRE PROTECTIONThree fire stations operate on post under the direction of the Directorate of Emergency Services. Station 1 is in Building 51028, Station 2 is in Building 68328 and Station 3 is in Building 91253. For on-post emergencies, dial 911. For routine information, call 520-533-2116.INSTALLATION ACCESSVisitors, contractors and vendors 18 years and older entering Fort Huachuca who do not have a DOD identification card will be subject to a background check before being allowed entry to the installation. All background checks are conducted at the Van Deman Gate Visitor Control Center. Those who present a common access card, military ID, military dependent ID, Gold Star ID or other valid DOD credential do not require a background check and will present their DOD identification at the gate.Gate Hours:Van Deman Gate and Visitor Control Center: 24/7.Buffalo Soldier Gate: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.For questions regarding installation access, please call 520-533-3269/2447.PUBLIC AFFAIRSThe Public Affairs Office, in Building 21115 on Adair Avenue and the west end of Brown Parade Field, conducts the post’s command information, public information and community relations programs. The public affairs officer is the official spokesperson for Fort Huachuca.The office uses multiple traditional and online media outlets to keep the community informed of installation activities. One source of command information is the Commanders’ Access Channel. Channel 97 is available to all cable television subscribers on the post and it broadcasts news and information on local events. Units and approved activities can announce their activities over the channel by submitting their information in writing to the Public Affairs Office. For more information about the Commanders’ Access Channel, call 520-533-1985.Additionally, command information can be found at:www.army.mil/huachuca.www.facebook.com/u.s.armyforthuachuca.https://twitter.com/Fort_Huachuca.https://vimeo.com/forthuachuca.www.flickr.com/us_army_fort_huachuca.www.youtube.com/user/commander97.www.pinterest.com/forthuachuca.During times of emergency or increased force protection levels, everyone is encouraged to tune in to the Commanders’ Access Channel or U.S. Army Fort Huachuca Facebook page for up-to-date information on operating hours and other items of common interest.The Public Affairs Office prepares news releases for use by local, regional and national media as part of the public information program. All inquiries by the news media regarding the post and its activities should be referred to the media relations officer at 520-533-1287.Another responsibility of the Public Affairs Office is community relations with post activities and community organizations, such as speaking engagements by installation leaders. For information about community relations programs, call 520-533-1850.Because of the number and variety of organizations on Fort Huachuca, most activities or units without public affairs offices may designate a representative to provide information and stories in support of their mission. Interested individuals may call the command information officer at 520-533-1985 for more information.RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIESFort Huachuca has an active chapel program for military personnel, civilian employees, retirees and their family members. The Installation Ministry Team is composed of chaplains, religious affairs specialists, civilian employees, contractors and many volunteers from the community. Together they provide a comprehensive and lively religious life program.The post’s chapel worship schedule includes general Protestant worship, a Protestant Gospel service, Roman Catholic Masses and Jewish holiday services, along with Muslim prayer time. Local community churches, Buddhist meditations and synagogues offer denominational services that cannot be provided on post.The larger of the two chapels on Fort Huachuca is the Main Post Chapel, at the corner of Lawton Road and Smith Avenue.The Main Post Chapel was built in 1973. This handicapped-accessible facility houses a 600-seat chapel, religious education classrooms, a multipurpose meeting room, child care facilities, a Blessed Sacrament Chapel, a kitchen and administrative offices.Kino Chapel, on Kino Avenue near the staff judge advocate’s office, is a 300-seat chapel with administrative offices, as well as a conference and activity room.Prosser Village Chapel Annex, on the corner of Bissel and Stein near the Eifler Gym, houses the military intelligence battalion chaplains and their religious affairs specialists. Prosser Village Chapel offers Protestant, Catholic and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints services.The Installation Ministry Team provides the spectrum of religious support, which includes services, rites, weddings, funerals, memorial services, baptisms, patriotic observances and seasonal religious celebrations. The team provides a wide range of pastoral care and counseling ministry. This includes crisis ministry, family enrichment, marriage preparation and deployment cycle support ministry.The post’s religious education program includes a variety of religious education activities for all faiths. Protestant activities include adult Soldier Bible studies, the Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed children’s program, Protestant Women of the Chapel Bible study groups and Vacation Bible School. Catholic offerings include Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Catholic organizations include the Catholic Women of the Chapel and the Rosary Guild. Auxiliary chapel programs include chapel youth groups as well. Chapel worship is supported by an active music program for adult choirs and youth choirs, as well as special seasonal musical offerings.The installation staff chaplain sponsors the Turn Around Point, housed in the building with the post laundromat near the post office. Turn Around Point is staffed with volunteers and recycles gently used clothing, household goods and seasonal items at no cost.To inquire about chapel services or programs or to make an appointment with a chaplain, call the Main Post Chapel at 520-533-2366/4748.last_img read more

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