Sistrunk Parade and Festival today

first_imgThe annual Sistrunk Parade and Festival takes place on Historic Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 23.The day kicks off with the 4th Annual Chris Smith All-star Classic Sistrunk 5K at 7:00am from Dalevoe Part, located at 2520 Sistrunk Boulevard.At 9:00am the parade begins starting at Lincoln Park (Sistrunk and NW 19 Ave) and travels east down Sistrunk to NW 10 Avenue with marching bands, step teams, classic cars, decorative floats and more.The Sistrunk Festival gets under way at 10.30 am and continues through to 7:00pm along Sistrunk Blvd., from NW 9 Ave, to NW 12 Ave. The festival features live bands, a kid’s zone, family activities, merchandise, food vendors and more.Historical AwarenessSistrunk Historical Festival, Inc. celebrates the accomplishments of people of African descent. The organization is named in honor of Dr. James Sistrunk, one of the first African-American Physicians in Broward County. Annual activities provide educational, historical, and recreational events in the Greater Fort Lauderdale, Floridaarea. They attract thousands of participants from the tri-county area and other parts of the State.Each year a large parade and festival draw thousands of people to enjoy international foods, fellowship and networking, local and national entertainment, and family-centric activities.Through the Sistrunk Scholarship Program, the organization  proudly support Broward County Students financially in their pursuit of higher learnings.2019 marks the organization’s 39th year of providing community activities.The Sistrunk events are amongst the oldest African-American promotions in the Broward County area.  The organization is proud to continually provide cultural, social, political and educational events that help to increase awareness of the contributions of our diverse community.last_img read more

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Public Show Support for Lockdown Restrictions

first_imgLevels of trust in information from the Scottish Government were highDeputy First Minister John Swinney said:“It is vital that we collect and analyse as much information as possible to inform our decisions on tackling the COVID-19 outbreak and these surveys provide valuable evidence about public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours.“The surveys show compliance with physical distancing measures is high and we thank the public for their continued observance of these vital rules at this critical time.“We recognise that public tolerance of the distancing measures is hard to sustain, and that these measures in turn have wider impacts on society and the economy, but we ask the public to continue to comply with them until we are certain we will not be risking a resurgence in infection rates.“The surveys also highlight the very high regard the public has for the NHS and that levels of trust in information from the Scottish Government remain high.”BackgroundThe Scottish Government is undertaking a range of analysis to understand the short, medium and long term impacts of Covid-19 on different parts of the economy, society and environment.As part of this work we have been commissioning weekly online panel polling surveys from Ipsos MORI and YouGov to provide information about the national mood, public behaviours, attitudes, and trust in government.Information from these surveys has been used in the work of SGoRR, as well as summarised and disseminated across Scottish Government.Read Public Attitudes to Coronavirus April summary: www.gov.scot/isbn/9781839607288 The NHS was consistently rated highly in terms of doing a good job to contain the virus Awareness of and support for compliance measures is highcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInOver 90 per cent of people who responded to surveys carried out for the Scottish Government during April agreed that by remaining at home, they would be saving lives and protecting the NHS.There was also general compliance with the guidance about physical distancing, with up to 80 per cent of those surveyed saying that they are keeping to the two metre distancing advice.The polling also reveals that 85 per cent of respondents believe that the best thing to do during the COVID-19 crisis is follow government advice.The findings are contained in a report published by the Scottish Government today summarising two surveys on public attitudes carried out weekly during the COVID-19 crisis.The surveys, by Ipsos MORI and YouGov, are part of a range of analysis undertaken by the Scottish Government to understand the impact of the virus and measures to suppress it.The weekly online surveys provide information about key issues including the national mood, wellbeing, awareness, public behaviours and trust in government.Key trends from the report, covering a six week period from 16 March to 24 April, are:Levels of anxiety and worry associated with COVID-19 remain relatively highlast_img read more

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