French-speaking Nova Scotians are benefitting from improved programs and services in health care and economic and cultural development, government announced today, Nov. 23. The 2011 Progress Report on French-language Services highlights advances in developing and delivering programs and services for the Acadian and francophone community in 2010-11. “Improving French-language services makes life better for Acadian and francophone families across the province,” said Graham Steele, Minister of Acadian Affairs. “We’ve consulted with Acadians and francophones from across Nova Scotia, and we appreciate their input.” Twenty-seven consultation and public engagement initiatives took place with the Acadian and francophone community in 2010-11. Topics ranged from the provincial budget to renewable energy, the use of C@P sites and the artistic and cultural industry in the province. Other examples of progress from the report include: developing guidelines for integrating French-language capacity into human resource planning and management implementing a phone-based interpretation service to provide health care professionals with access to qualified French-language interpreters collaborating with adult education partners to advance French-language literacy and essential skills in the Acadian and francophone community “Each year, provincial government improves its capacity to provide French-language services in the health care sector,” said Jacqueline Kenny, president of Réseau Santé – Nouvelle-Écosse. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the provincial government, district health authorities and the IWK Health Centre to build on current progress for the Acadian and francophone community.” Réseau Santé – Nouvelle-Écosse is a not-for-profit organization that brings together professionals and organizations in the health care industry with the Acadian and francophone community to improve access to French-language services. Tabled every year since 2007, the report summarizes programs and services offered by departments, offices and agencies in keeping with the French-language Services Act. English and French copies of the report are available at www.gov.ns.ca/acadien .
As a result Pizza Hut Sri Lanka has ceased to be an establishment certified as Halaal by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the press notice said. However when an application for the renewal of the certification was considered by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the application was rejected as it did not meet certain requirements. Pizz Hut Sri Lanka has lost its Halaal certification as it failed to fulfill certain requirements, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama said in a press notice today.The notice said that Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the local agent for Pizza Hut, was issued a Halaal certification till December 2011 by the Halaal certification division of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama.