Extinction Rebellion protests: Eco-activists plot Heathrow shutdown at the start of Easter bank holiday weekend

first_img Share Read more: Climate change activists denied bail after DLR glue protestThe protesters are planning to meet at a petrol station near the airport at 8am tomorrow, the Evening Standard reported, citing leaked Whatsapp messages.“Tomorrow we raise the bar. We are going to shut down Heathrow,” the message said.“There is a deep remorse for those whose holiday and family plans will be disrupted tomorrow.“It is not our intention to cause further separation. However, the aviation industry needs to be targeted and we are all aware of the deep, structural change that needs to come.” Climate change activists are planning to shut down the UK’s busiest airport tomorrow to coincide with the Easter bank holiday weekend, according to reports.Extinction Rebellion has called on supporters to meet at Heathrow Airport on Good Friday as thousands of holidaymakers prepare to depart for the long weekend. Thursday 18 April 2019 2:24 pm Extinction Rebellion protests: Eco-activists plot Heathrow shutdown at the start of Easter bank holiday weekend Jessica Clark The continued disruption is likely to ramp up pressure on London mayor Sadiq Khan to bring the demonstrations, which are expected to last at least two weeks, to a close.Heathrow Airport said it was working with police to address threats of protest that may disrupt the airport.”While we respect the right to peaceful protest and agree with the need to act on climate change, we don’t agree that passengers should have their well-earned Easter Break holiday plans with family and friends disrupted,” Heathrow said in a statement this afternoon. “Passengers should contact their airlines for up to date information on their journeys.”The planned action at the airport comes at the end of a week of demonstrations that has seen major London roads closed to traffic and more than 400 people arrested across the capital.center_img Piccadilly Circus / Extinction Rebellion – Piccadilly Circus is being blocked intermittently by demonstrators. Use alternative routes where possible. Regent Street remains closed northbound. pic.twitter.com/K0JJOWRhht— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) April 18, 2019Extinction Rebellion has vowed not to stop its protests until the UK government commits to a cabon-free economy by 2025. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Climate change People Sadiq Khan by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Earlier today, three protesters were remanded in custody until 16 May after pleading not guilty to charges of obstructing the railway following a demonstration at Canary Wharf station yesterday.Police arrested three people at Canary Wharf station yesterday after protesters glued themselves to a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train, causing disruption to the line.The Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police (BTP) have so far made in excess of 428 arrests in the Extinction Rebellion campaign, which has blocked traffic in Oxford Circus, Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus, Marble Arch and Waterloo Bridge.Read more: Climate change protesters block Vauxhall BridgeProtesters descended upon Vauxhall Bridge this morning, blocking traffic with so-called swarming tactics that saw them stand in front of vehicles at traffic lights for five minutes at a time.last_img read more

Oil prices rise by record 20 per cent after Saudi attacks

first_imgOil prices rocketed almost 20 per cent to more than $71 a barrel today after the US accused Iran of gutting half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production in a strike on two refineries over the weekend. “None of this should make us feel relaxed about the potential for further attacks though and the longer-term implications on the oil market.” US secretary of state Mike Pompeo pointed the finger at Iran yesterday for “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply”. whatsapp TOPSHOT – Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq about 60km (37 miles) southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province on September 14, 2019. – Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early today, the interior ministry said, in the latest assault on the state-owned energy giant as it prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Huthi rebels claimed the drone attacks, according to the group’s Al-Masirah television. (Photo by – / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) “At a time when oil markets have been in the shadows of a weak global macroeconomic backdrop, the attack on critical Saudi oil infrastructure calls into question the reliability of supplies from not just one of the largest net exporters of crude oil and petroleum products but also the country that holds most of the world’s spare production capacity. “ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBezenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamabonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Fun Tags: Oil prices He also approved the release of oil belonging to the nation’s emergency reserves. US President Donald Trump, meanwhile, said the US is “locked and loaded depending on verification” that Iran did orchestrate the attack. “Saudi Arabia believes a significant proportion of the outages can be back online in a few days while Trump also approved release of supplies from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ensure the market remains well surprised. Barclays oil analyst Amarpreet Singh said in a note seen by the FT: “Market expectations of supply-side tail risks will likely reset. The Saudis cannot restore full production for weeks, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. If so Saudi Aramco could be unable to deliver on international shipment contracts. Brent crude trimmed its record-breaking gains but its price still blew up 10.5 per cent to $66.56. World (WTI) crude rose a staggering 9.2 per cent to $59.89. Meanwhile the Turkish lira fell almost one per cent against the dollar to $0.17 as local markets opened. Turkey is incredibly reliant on energy imports with over 80 per cent of its supplies coming from abroad. Iran warned that it was ready for war, adding that US military bases within a range of 2,000km could be targeted with missiles. “The attack was as severe as it was unexpected but that’s not the worst thing about it,” Craig Erlam, senior EMEA market analyst at Oanda, said. The attacks also meant the yen and Swiss franc gained, with traders considering them safe havens. Ten drones hit Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq facility – the world’s biggest crude processing site – and the kingdom’s second biggest oil field in Khurais. Share Read more: Saudi oil sites engulfed in flames after drone attacks The yen rose 0.3 per cent to $107.8 while SFr rose 0.4 per cent to $0.988. Monday 16 September 2019 8:23 am Oil prices post record jump after attack on Saudi Arabia supplies Joe Curtis whatsapp The attack, which Iran denies responsibility for, took out half of the kingdom’s oil supply – equivalent to 5.7m barrels per day – to send oil prices spiking. Read more: US blames Iran for drone strikes on Saudi oil siteslast_img read more

Prudhoe Bay job numbers fell to lowest since 2007 this year

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | North SlopePrudhoe Bay job numbers fell to lowest since 2007 this yearNovember 29, 2017 by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:A ConocoPhillips worker at one of the company’s North Slope facilities last winter. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk.)This year, job numbers in the Prudhoe Bay region dropped to the lowest levels in a decade, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.State data shows that in May, 8,923 workers were employed in the region, which is dominated by the oil sector and the industries that support it. The last time numbers were that low was in May 2007, when 8,836 workers were employed there. That’s compared to record-high of 13,485 jobs in March 2015.Oil prices have gone up a bit recently, but Neal Fried, an economist with the state, said it’s hard to predict whether the industry will stop shedding jobs any time soon.“We’re not quite sure whether those numbers are beginning to flatten out or not,” Fried said. “We can’t answer that question.”Fried estimates that in the first half of this year, 2,100 people lost their jobs in Alaska’s oil sector. Fried introduced the data at a recent Resource Development Council conference in Anchorage.The oil price crash that began in 2014 — and the industry layoffs that followed — are at the root of Alaska’s current recession.But Fried said an economic recovery for Alaska doesn’t have to lean entirely on the oil industry.“It’s not going to take a recovery in the oil sector to necessarily cause the recession to come to an end,” Fried said. “There could be other industries that even are just growing marginally.”For the first half of 2017, overall job losses in Alaska slowed. Fried said sectors like fisheries, tourism and the military could help pull the state out of the recession, even if the oil industry doesn’t start adding jobs again.Share this story:last_img read more

Premium / Market Insight: Q&A with Hessel Verhage – the forklift operator who went on to run a multi-billion dollar business

first_img Please Login Forgotten your password? Please click here Premium subscriber LOGIN By Alessandro Pasetti 07/02/2019 New Premium subscriber REGISTER Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Password* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue “So now what? What is the answer to a freight forwarder/NVO differentiating themselves and growing organically and increasing margins? The answer I always give is not popular, but here it goes – 98% of freight forwarders/NVOs cannot differentiate themselves. It’s impossible. Shippers have become wise in this game, too – I was on an RFQ [request for quotation] call the other day and the customer had thirty forwarders/ NVOs on the call. “This industry is becoming more commoditised everyday. So … << Go back Email* Reset Your Password Email* LOGIN Resetlast_img read more

Texas hospitals feeling the long-term financial strains of Harvey

first_img By Max Blau Oct. 3, 2017 Reprints ‘I needed to be next to my patient’: The cancer doctor who braved Harvey to reach his hospital These sorts of financial strains on hospitals, often overlooked in the aftermath of natural disasters, have only been studied in a limited capacity. In a 2013 report produced by Harvard University’s School of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, researchers said hospitals should “prepare to deal with uncompensated care following a disaster.” Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, law professor at the University of Georgia, wrote after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans that hospitals “may be unable to sustain” prolonged increases in higher uncompensated care while facing other delayed payments.advertisement Related: She said there’s an assumption that storms like Harvey “are not damaging long-term for hospitals” — that once a hospital opens its doors, it’s back in business. Rather, Ho said, “my gut says the storm, and the aftermath, will be a road bump on top of other larger problems hospitals face like not having Medicaid expansion in Texas and [the potential loss of] DSH payments.” HospitalsTexas hospitals feeling the long-term financial strains of Harvey In mega-shelter for Harvey evacuees, telemedicine plans to help doctors keep up A spokesperson for Ben Taub Hospital did not respond to STAT’s requests for comment seeking figures related its uncompensated care costs.In the weeks after Harvey, patients have trickled back into Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, but not all of the ones previously scheduled for outpatient procedures. Mary Poole, director of public affairs and marketing, told STAT that disruption to procedures has subjected the hospital located in Beaumont, Texas, to further uncertainty on top of the more than the $2 million hit it took from transferring patients, lost revenue from closures, and other expenses related to Harvey.“People here lost their cars; their homes had [filled up with] 6 or 7 feet of water,” Poole said. “Anything that’s not life-threatening is put on the back burner. If you were scheduled for a hip replacement or bone scan, you’re not paying for that now.”In the city of Victoria, about 125 miles southwest of Houston, DeTar Healthcare System CEO William R. Blanchard said his hospitals postponed some of their elective procedures ahead of the storm. He suspects that people either “might’ve not arrived back in the community yet” or might have “had those same procedures elsewhere while they were evacuated.”Though it’s too early to assess Harvey’s full impact, Blanchard senses that “a lot” of those procedures have not been rescheduled. He isn’t sure how long it’ll take for life inside his hospital walls to return to normal.“I think there’s PTSD going on where they’re saying, ‘I don’t want to add another stress to my life in having my hernia repair,’” he said. Ho expects that a growing number of low-income residents will forego paying health insurance to pay for home repairs in a region where many people lacked flood insurance. If that happens, safety net hospitals, like Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital — whose missions are to care for indigent patients — would have to provide more uncompensated care for residents. She said demand for indigent care may rise even further given the fact that Harvey has exacerbated a series of health conditions, including respiratory illnesses and skin infections. Texas hospitals canceled surgeries, evacuated patients, and closed for days because of Hurricane Harvey. They sank millions of dollars into not caring for patients as a measure of precaution.More than a month after Harvey made landfall, administrators at the roughly two dozen hospitals that evacuated in the eastern part of the state have now reopened their doors to patients. But some may feel the financial burdens of the storm for months to come — both caring for more patients who can’t afford treatment, while also seeing patients postpone the more lucrative elective surgeries that are many hospitals’ moneymakers.Vivian Ho, a health economist with Rice University, expects both of these financial forces to likely strain hospital budgets as the region recovers from the deadly storm.advertisement A patient is evacuated from the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Related: Tags hospitalspatientsphysicianslast_img read more

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Poverty is the curse of society

first_img By Mary Theresa Lowndes – 8th August 2020 Mary Theresa Lowndes: Poverty is the curse of society Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival TAGSJunior Minister Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Home Columnists Mary Theresa Lowndes: Poverty is the curse of society Columnists Electric Picnic Eamon Ryan, Minister for Climate Action and Transport, is to have two chiefs of staff and as many as six special advisors according to Hugh O’Connell writing in the Independent.And of course all the cabinet will have their advisers. Why do they need advisers? All ministers and junior ministers should be suitably qualified for their ministerial post and therefore there would be no need to appoint advisers.But low and behold it has now been announced that the Taoiseach and Cabinet Ministers and all junior ministers are to take a 10% pay cut. We are not fools and 10% out of their massive salaries is nothing.And according to the Irish Independent the present government will have more in their take home pay than the last government even with the 10% pay cut.According to a report in the Guardian, the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern “has said she and other ministers will take a 20% pay cut lasting six months to show solidarity with those affected by the coronavirus”.This must have influenced our government but unlike Jacinda Ardern our lot are not doing this to show solidarity.And they are not doing this for the love of Ireland or her people. They know that there is a fierce backlash after the €16,000 for the super juniors so they decided to take a 10% pay cut in the hope that the ordinary people will stay quiet and be happy.After all sooner or later there will be another election. Just like all politicians Jacinda Ardern is earning an obscene salary too but in my opinion she is a great leader but that does not justify her obscene salary either.€100,000 is enough for any professional to earn and it is plenty for a decent life.These whopping obscene salaries are not morally right while there is so much poverty in the country.We know that poverty and deprivation severely impacts mental and physical health leading to a reduced life span.According to research disadvantaged people may have a poor diet and be more inclined to smoke, abuse alcohol and other substances. Poverty seriously impacts educational outcomes.Education is the way out of poverty but educational achievement is very difficult for the poor.Underprivileged children may have parents with many problems and who lack the vision and the academic skills to guide their children’s education and to teach their children life skills to prepare them for the world.This is a cruel drawback with adverse life long consequences. And disadvantaged children will also lack the necessary cultural and social capital to advance in life. And poor people often live in very deprived areas which is a huge disadvantage.A report from the ESRI states that low paid workers like cleaners, housekeeping staff, and carers amongst others are at very high risk of severe illness from Covid-19.People seem to take these workers for granted but they do very essential work for the benefit of the economy. And they create wealth for the elite. Many of them are older, living in deprived areas and suffer from underlying health problems.Take for example cleaners. We all know from cleaning our own houses that cleaning is a boring and thankless job. Many older women work as cleaners and without them the country would be in chaos.The national minimum wage is only €10.10 per hour since February 1st 2020.If you are under twenty years of age you are not entitled to the full minimum wage. If you work for a close relative such as your husband, wife, partner or parents you are not entitled to the minimum wage.All of this is very unfair and needs to be changed. The minimum wage should be at least €15.50 per hour.And in my opinion it is never right to blame the poor for their poverty because If you are born to unemployed parents with alcohol or substance abuse problems you don’t stand much of a chance in life.And if you are born to parents with little or no life skills you don’t stand much of a chance in life either. And the poverty and deprivation can be passed down through the generations bringing nothing but pain, sadness and heartache.There is awful inequality in our country and it is morally wrong. The government needs to get serious about stamping out poverty, but our government politicians lack empathy and understanding.To defeat poverty and disadvantage the government needs to step in and see that children’s educational and psychological development is fully looked after from birth.But I can’t see that happening and young people will continue to suffer.But it is great to see peaceful, people power holding the government to account over their huge salaries and allowances and getting results, be they ever so small. Long may it continue.SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: What are the restrictions in Laois, Offaly and Kildare for new lockdown? Twittercenter_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR My late father was a member of the old IRA. I remember when I was a child he used to tell me all about putting the Black and Tans out of our country.I know that he and his comrades never for one minute thought that eventually the country would be ruled by an elite group of people who would pay themselves obscene salaries while homeless people died on the streets of Dublin and elsewhere.We have a very greedy government who sanctioned a €16,000 pay rise for a third super junior minister on top of the €124,000 salary.This means that all three super juniors would have enjoyed a massive salary of a whopping €140,000. But thanks to people power and plenty of pressure the situation has slightly changed.The super juniors are now going to share two allowances of €16,000 between the three of them and not going to take the €16,000 approved for a third super junior.They are still doing alright with an extra €32,000 between the three of them and they should give it back too, they have enough without it.And we all know that all Irish politicians enjoy a massive amount of perks and paid expenses. All of this is a kick in the teeth to all the hard working people in our country.Do we need junior ministers either super or unsuper? I believe we don’t need them at all. And the Greens certainly know how to waste tax payers money. Electric Picnic Twitter Previous articleFr Paddy: John Hume – An Instrument of PeaceNext articleGAA instruct all Laois clubs to shut facilities as lockdown to last for 16 days Mary Theresa LowndesMary Theresa Lowndes describes herself as a ‘Golden Oldie’ living in her 60s. She went to college late in life as a mature students and has a degree in Sociology and Social Policy from Trinity College and a masters in journalism from DIT. News Pinterestlast_img read more

Preventing seizures after brain injury could stave off dementia

first_imgPreventing seizures after brain injury could stave off dementia Blocking seizures after a head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. “Traumatic brain injury is a major risk factor for dementia, but the reason this is the case has remained mysterious,” said Ted Allison, co-author and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science. “Through this research, we have discovered one important way they are linked—namely, post-injury seizures.” “There is currently no treatment for the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, which includes developing dementia,” added lead author Hadeel Alyenbaawi, who recently completed her PhD dissertation on this topic in the Department of Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Traumatic brain injuries are a major risk factor for certain types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Because seizures are common for patients who have suffered these injuries, neurologists often prescribe anti-epileptic treatments to prevent the seizures. Allison said the new research reveals the potential to refine this approach to treatment with the new goal of preventing dementia. The study’s lead author, Hadeel Alyenbaawi, says understanding the link between traumatic brain injury and dementia could help further research into preventive measures. (Photo: Supplied) “Our data suggest that, at least in animal models, blocking these seizures also could have a benefit later in life by slowing or preventing the onset of dementia,” he explained. “A prophylactic treatment to prevent dementia is an exciting possibility, though there is much work to be done to develop our concept.” “We are excited to see that our research and the tools we developed resolved some of the mystery around the link between traumatic brain injury and dementia.”Dementia affects more than 432,000 Canadians over the age of 65, two-thirds of whom are women. The Government of Canada estimates that by 2031, dementia will cost our health-care system $16.6 billion each year.“Dementia is devastating for patients and families, and it is growing in prevalence in our aging demographics,” added Allison. “These findings open the exciting possibility of refining the anti-epileptic treatments to be a prevention not only of seizures, but also dementia.”“We are excited to see that our research and the tools we developed resolved some of the mystery around the link between traumatic brain injury and dementia,” added Alyenbaawi. “Our data regarding post-traumatic seizure could also help further investigation into promising preventive measures of these incurable diseases.”Allison and the research team are members of the U of A’s Centre for Prions & Protein Folding Disease. Allison is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and a member of the U of A’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. The research was funded by the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories and the Alberta Prion Research Institute, as well as philanthropic donations to the Faculty of Science. The study, “Seizures are a druggable mechanistic link between TBI and subsequent tauopathy,” was published in eLife. /University of Alberta Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:biological, Canada, Genetics, Government, health, investigation, medical genetics, mental health, neuroscience, no treatment, prevention, Professor, protein folding, treatment, university, University of Albertalast_img read more

Marshall Government welcomes ISA Capital Intentions Statement 2021

first_imgMarshall Government welcomes ISA Capital Intentions Statement 2021 The Marshall Liberal Government has today welcomed Infrastructure South Australia’s second Capital Intentions Statement (CIS), which outlines key infrastructure priorities for the State over the next five years.These key infrastructure projects have been recommended in two categories, projects recommended for investment decision and projects recommended for Business Case development.Premier Steven Marshall said one project on the recommended for investment list was already committed to if his Government is re-elected at the next election – the Riverbank Arena.“The Riverbank Arena will be a game-changer for the city, and I’m proud that a re-elected Marshall Government will deliver this key piece of infrastructure for the people of South Australia,” Premier Marshall said.Other projects on the recommended for investment list include a new SA Pathology Facility and Rostrevor High School, both of which will be further considered by the government.“This is exactly why we need infrastructure SA – to provide independent expert advice so that we make the right investment decisions on behalf of South Australians,” Premier Marshall said.“We have already invested heavily in health and education since coming to government with more than $1 billion being spent on upgrading or replacing our major hospitals – ensuring South Australians have better access to healthcare, closer to home.“This is in addition to $1.3 billion of capital upgrades we are injecting into our schools right across the State.”The CIS has also outlined 13 priority projects they recommended for Business Case development.Several of these projects, including the Northern South Australia Productive Water Security Project and Barossa Valley Region New Water Supply Project have recently been allocated funding for further technical investigations and business case development.The government will continue the detailed business case work required for the other projects on the list.“My Government is already building the critical economic and social infrastructure South Australians need and expect – this body of work will help us continue that work and create thousands of jobs in the process,” Premier Marshall said. /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Barossa Valley, building, business, education, election, Government, healthcare, infrastructure, Investment, pathology, Premier, project, SA, SA Government, security, South Australialast_img read more

Successful CRP Could Boost GDP – Minister Arscott

first_imgRelatedKSAC Launches Clean App RelatedPrime Minister Emphasises Importance of Community Renewal Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott (second left), in conversation with (from left), Deputy Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica, Barbara Scott; Member of Parliament, West Kingston, Desmond McKenzie; and Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Angela Brown Burke, at the Community Stakeholder Consultation Forum for the implementation of Phase 1 of the Community Renewal Programme, at the Jamaica Conference Centre on August 14. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Successful CRP Could Boost GDP – Minister ArscottJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedProperty Tax Collection Up in Kingstoncenter_img Story HighlightsIf the CRP is successful, the country could see a three per cent growth in GDP.The CRP is an intervention project targeting 100 of the most vulnerable and volatile communities in Jamaica Its aim is to provide a platform for the co-ordination and improvement of service delivery to the communities Successful CRP Could Boost GDP – Minister Arscott Local GovernmentAugust 16, 2013Written by: Andrea Braham Advertisements Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, says that if the Community Renewal Programme (CRP) is successful, the country could see a three per cent growth in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).Mr. Arscott was addressing the Community Stakeholder Consultation Forum towards the implementation of Phase 1 of the Community Renewal Programme, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, on August 14.The Minister called for the co-operation of all stakeholders to ensure the programme’s success, pointing out that political boundaries were ignored in the design of the CRP.The CRP is an intervention project targeting 100 of the most vulnerable and volatile communities in Jamaica, distributed across the five most crime affected parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. James.Its aim is to provide a platform for the co-ordination and improvement of service delivery to the communities, in a bid to enhance social transformation, strengthen governance, and reduce crime and violence.Eighteen communities have been targeted in phase one and a pilot was introduced in Majesty Gardens, Kingston, which is ranked fourth on the list of volatile communities across the island.“When you look at where Kingston is – its location, its facilities, the assets and the people – then you realize that this programme has to succeed,” Mr. Arscott said.He pointed out that major projects, such as the logistics centre and the port expansion, which are being pursued by the Government, cannot be successful unless there is safety, peace and prosperity in the nearby communities.The Minister assured the forum of the government’s full commitment to the CRP and gave his personal commitment to ensure its success.He also informed that there is the Kingston Lifestyle Centre and an associated task force, headed by former Central Kingston Member of Parliament, Victor Cummings, which is working closely with the CRP team, so that when the programme is finally completed, there will be a noticeable transformation of Kingston.Meanwhile, President of the Majesty Gardens Community Development Committee (CDC), Wayne Bernard, described the project as “a ray of hope for our community.” He noted that the CRP fits into the community’s development plan to elevate the lives of its citizens.“I can say to everybody that activating the social development and human resources in any community is really better for the economy,” Mr. Bernard testified.He explained that the CRP aligned the work of the various agencies and donors within the community and that the community is in the process of developing a three-year sustainability plan, which has child development as the main focus.This plan, he said, is centred around sports, education and culture.  He further informed that the vision of Majesty Gardens is outlined in a community priority plan which is with the Social Development Commission (SDC).The community stakeholders’ consultation forum was organized by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), in collaboration with the SDC, which will be the implementing agency. Its aim was to bring awareness to the work of the CRP and its processes; identify and validate the main developmental challenges to be addressed in Phase 1 of the programme; and facilitate a direct interface between community representatives and or/implementing agencies.last_img read more

Jackson becomes first black president of the Orange County Bar Association

first_imgJackson becomes first black president of the Orange County Bar Association LaShawnda K. Jackson has taken the helm as president of the Orange County Bar Association. Jackson is the first black president to serve the OCBA since its establishment in 1933.“I am truly honored to step into the role of president of the Orange County Bar Association,” said Jackson, who practices with RumbergerKirk. “We are in the midst of unprecedented times that will undoubtedly result in challenges and changes for legal professionals in the months ahead. I look forward to ensuring that the OCBA remains the essential link to important information, resources and camaraderie in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.”Jackson of has been a member of the OCBA executive council since 2012, and has served as president of the OCBA Young Lawyers Section and as a trustee of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. Jackson, who practices in the areas of casualty and product liability, received her law degree from the University of Florida. Jackson has also held the position of president for other diverse professional organizations including the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association, as well as holding committee positions for the National Bar Association.The OCBA’s 2020-2021 officers are Eric Reed, Shutts & Bowen, president-elect; Karen Persis, Law Office of Karen Persis, treasurer; and Amber Davis, Beusse Wolter Canks & Maire, secretary.The remaining individuals on the bar’s executive council include:• Euribiades “Euri” Cerrud, II, The PCB Firm, PA• Keshara Cowans, Orange County Public Schools• Lisa Gong Guerrero, State Attorney’s Office• Arti Ajit Hirani, Meenakshi A. Hirani, PA• Catherine “Kate” Hollis, Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta & Salzman, PA• Kristopher Kest, Kest Family Law, PA• Bruce Mount, The Leach Firm• Gary S. Salzman, Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta & Salzman, PA• Jennifer Smith Thomas, RumbergerKirk• Jessica A. Travis, Law Office of Jessica Travis PA• William D. Umansky, The Umansky Law Firm, PA• M. Ryan Williams, State Attorney’s Office• Brandon Sapp, DSK LawKristopher Kest of Kest Family Law was instated as president of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.Alisia M. Adamson of HAWM PLLC was instated as president of the OCBA Foundation, Inc.Brandon Sapp of DSK Law was instated as president of the OCBA Young Lawyers Section.Tina Farrington, a paralegal with Moye, O’Brien Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, was instated as president of the OCBA Paralegal Section.LaShawnda Jackson and the remainder of these individuals will be honored and celebrated at the OCBA’s Installation Ceremony Luncheon to be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando on August 27. For more information visit www.orangecountybar.org. Jun 03, 2020 Regular Newslast_img read more