Canada – Technical briefing on culture change in the Canadian Armed Forces

Media advisory

Media are invited to a virtual technical briefing regarding recent initiatives and future plans taken by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces to advance culture change within Canada’s military, enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of the Canadian Armed Forces, and ensure an inclusive and safe workplace for all Defence Team members.

March 21, 2022 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to a virtual technical briefing regarding recent initiatives and future plans taken by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces to advance culture change within Canada’s military, enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of the Canadian Armed Forces, and ensure an inclusive and safe workplace for all Defence Team members.

Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan, Chief, Professional Conduct and Culture, and Major-General Lise Bourgon, Acting Chief of Military Personnel, will provide an overview of the Canadian Armed Forces’ approach to diversity, inclusion, and culture change, and along with other senior leaders will be available to answer questions.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. EDT

Interested media must register for this event by contacting the Media Relations Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Connection details will be provided upon registration.

Associated Links

Conduct and Culture – Canada.ca
Chief, Professional Conduct and Culture
Military Personnel Command

Contacts
Media Relations


Department of National Defence


Phone: 613-904-3333


Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

Hong Kong – Online briefing for candidates of 2021 Election Committee Subsector Ordinary Elections to be held on Thursday evening

Online briefing for candidates of 2021 Election Committee Subsector Ordinary Elections to be held on Thursday evening

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The following is issued on behalf of the Electoral Affairs Commission:
 
     The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) will hold an online briefing for candidates of the 2021 Election Committee Subsector Ordinary Elections (ECSSOEs) at 7.30pm on Thursday (August 26).
 
     The EAC Chairman, Mr Justice Barnabas Fung Wah, will chair the briefing and brief candidates about the electoral arrangement for the ECSSOEs, the guidelines on election-related activities and important points to note in running their election campaigns. A representative from the Independent Commission Against Corruption will explain the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance. A representative from Hongkong Post will explain the arrangement and requirements of the free postage service for election mail. Representatives from the Registration and Electoral Office and the Department of Justice will also be present.
 
     The Registration and Electoral Office has issued invitations to candidates and election agents for registration to the online briefing. Successfully registered candidates/election agents will receive login details and points to note. During the question and answer session of the briefing, questions submitted online by candidates/election agents will be randomly selected by a computer system.
 
     Radio Television Hong Kong will provide live broadcast of the briefing on RTHK TV 32. The briefing will also be broadcast live on the website of the Information Services Department (webcast.info.gov.hk). Relevant information on the briefing and ECSSOEs will be available at the election website (www.elections.gov.hk) for viewing by the candidates and the general public.
 
     For enquiries, please call the election hotline at 2891 1001 or email to reoenq@reo.gov.hk.

NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next Steps

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team will discuss plans for the rotorcraft’s remaining flight campaign during a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. PDT) Friday, April 30. The helicopter has flown successfully three times and completed its mission objectives, and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California aim to push the limits of what this experiment can do.

The briefing will stream live on the NASA JPL YouTube channel, the NASA app and the agency’s website.

Briefing participants include:

  • Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters
  • MiMi Aung, Ingenuity project manager at JPL
  • J. “Bob” Balaram, Ingenuity chief engineer at JPL
  • Ken Farley, Perseverance project scientist at Caltech
  • Jennifer Trosper, Perseverance rover deputy project manager at JPL

Members of the media who wish to participate in the briefing by telephone must provide their name and affiliation to Rexana Vizza at rexana.v.vizza@jpl.nasa.gov no later than 10:30 a.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. PDT) Friday, April 30. Members of the public may also ask questions on social media during the briefing using #MarsHelicopter.

The Ingenuity technology demonstration is supported by NASA’s Science, Aeronautics Research, and Space Technology mission directorates. JPL, managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations for Ingenuity and the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.

Follow Ingenuity via the @NASA, @NASAJPL, and @NASAMars Twitter accounts; NASA, NASAJPL and NASAMars Facebook accounts; and the NASA and NASAJPL Instagram accounts.

The Ingenuity press kit is available at: https://go.nasa.gov/ingenuity-press-kit

More information about Ingenuity is available at: https://go.nasa.gov/ingenuity

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Hong Kong – SHA holds briefing sessions on improvements to electoral system of Hong Kong for sports and culture sectors (with photos/video)

SHA holds briefing sessions on improvements to electoral system of Hong Kong for sports and culture sectors (with photos/video)

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     ​The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Caspar Tsui, today (April 6) held three briefing sessions for the sports and culture sectors to explain the approval by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the amended Annex I to the Basic Law on Method for the Selection of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Annex II to the Basic Law on Method for the Formation of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and its Voting Procedures, enabling the stakeholders to have a better understanding on the matter and to render their support.

     Mr Tsui said the improvements in the electoral system of the HKSAR can accord with the actual situation of Hong Kong and can better attend to the overall interests of Hong Kong society, enhancing the governance of the HKSAR. As such, the “one country, two systems” principle will continue to be implemented steadfastly, maintaining advantages of Hong Kong.

     Mr Tsui will continue to conduct a number of such sessions to brief various sectors, listen to their opinions and call on members of the community for their full support on the relevant amendments.

Hong Kong – SHA holds briefing session with Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China on improvements to electoral system of Hong Kong

SHA holds briefing session with Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China on improvements to electoral system of Hong Kong (with photo)

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     The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Caspar Tsui, today (April 1) visited the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) and met with the officers of the SF&OC to explain the improvements to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)’s electoral system, enabling the officers to have a better understanding of the matter and the related work.
 
     Mr Tsui stressed that the improvements to the electoral system of the HKSAR will not only safeguard the constitutional order as set out by the Constitution and the Basic Law, but also enhance the governance efficacy of the HKSAR. As such, the “one country, two systems” principle will continue to be implemented steadfastly. The long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong will also be maintained.
 
     The Home Affairs Bureau will fully engage in the relevant work and provide explanations to various sectors on the importance, necessity and legality of improving the HKSAR’s electoral system in order to gain their staunch support.