Halifax residents and students will be better connected to their community with support from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2. Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis, on behalf of Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan, announced funding for four Connect2 projects today, Sept. 11. “As we move to a cleaner energy future, we all have an important part to play,” said Mr. Kousoulis. “Projects like the ones announced today improve our neighborhoods and give people more options to reduce vehicle emissions, like car-sharing, walking or cycling.” Recognizing that one solution does not work for all, these projects are aimed at giving Halifax residents a variety of options to reduce their personal emissions. Dalhousie University will receive $40,000 for the green corridor multi-use path from Spring Garden Road to Morris Street and $30,000 for DalTRAC to increase awareness of transportation options and services. “DalTRAC transportation group will be generating new ideas for transportation technology and mobility options,” said Ian Nason, vice-president, Finance and Administration, Dalhousie University. “In addition, we will be creating a Dal-Sexton green corridor for multiple transportation users that connects to broader planned city cycling routes. Transportation sensors will be used on our corridor to gauge mobility patterns.” The other two grants go to the Ecology Action Centre which will receive $16,750 for their Building Active Transportation Friendly Communities project, and to Car Share Atlantic which will receive $10,000 for their awareness campaign. Connect2 aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometres or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province. This year Connect2 will support about 22 projects across the province. More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by the end of March 2018. For more information about Connect2, visit novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation.
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNoSystem images/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A 4-year-old boy is on his way to someday becoming the next March Madness star with his impressive basketball skills.Videos of Calvin Shannon shooting hoops have been viewed by millions after the pint-sized prodigy was recorded while nailing long shots and even baskets from his second-story window at home.“Before he could even stand or walk he was obsessed with shooting a basketball,” dad Mike Shannon of Columbus, Ohio, told Good Morning America. “He had a heck of an arm.”Impressed by his son’s form, Shannon shared videos of Calvin on YouTube and Instagram.Famous basketball exhibition team the Harlem Globetrotters, began sharing Calvin’s videos and eventually met the tike in person.In a March 21 video posted to Twitter, Calvin’s stunned his dad by landing a near-impossible shot at a park where they live.When he’s not playing basketball, Calvin loves watching Michael Jordan documentaries and the movie, Space Jam, his dad said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund March 28, 2019 /Sports News – National This 4-year-old basketball prodigy nails impossible shots