Premium / Market Insight: Tech ‘lemming effect’ – no middle ground yet – Part 1

first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 17/03/2021 New Premium subscriber REGISTER Password* LOGIN Over another lockdown weekend, just as it seemed I’d never get out of my bunker due to Covid-19 restrictions, my attention was caught by “The complete application of blockchain implies human subjugation” as part of the broader Heisenberg Report coverage – in turn, fully sourced from “On bits and blockchain“.And that topic was a corollary, perfectly fitting a private conversation I had recently with Mr Hidden Lead (“HL”; the nickname holds true for me, given the insight I gathered).A senior executive at … Reset Your Password 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 Forgotten your password? Please click here Reset Email* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login Email* << Go back Premium subscriber LOGINlast_img read more

Goalfest as Portlaoise defeat Timahoe to continue winning start to Ladies championship

first_img WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Goalfest as Portlaoise defeat Timahoe to continue winning start to Ladies championship SportGAALadies Football Like the first half, Portlaoise added two more goals from Shaunagh Jackson and Leah Loughman in a space of two minutes.Timahoe then scored a goal of their own as Orla Hennessy’s effort looped over keeper Aoife Hyland Conlon into the back of the net.However, Portlaoise replied quickly through Fiona Dooley as she completed her hat-trick in style by smashing the ball into the corner of the net.The goals continued to come as Sarah Quigley scored one before substitute Kirsten Keenan replied with a goal of her own to see Portlaoise win three games in a row in this year’s championship.They now sit top of the table and a virtually assured of a place in the semi finals now.Timahoe will probably need to win both of their remaining games against St Conleth’s and St Brigid’s to join them.SCORERS – Portlaoise: Fiona Dooley 3-1, Leah Loughman 2-3, Shaunagh Jackson 2-2, Aisling Kehoe 0-5, Ellen Healy, Kirsten Keenan and Alison Taylor 1-1 each, Sarah Anne Fitzgerald 0-4, Grainne Moran 0-3 (frees), Timahoe: Mo Nerney 1-2, Orla Hennessy 1-0, Sarah Quigley 1-0, Edel Deegan 0-1.PORTLAOISE: Aoife Conlon Hyland, Rebecca Reddin, Sarah Fleming, Claire Dunne; Aisling Saunders, Sarah Anne Fitzgerald, Alison Taylor; Fiona Dooley, Ellen Healy; Amy Byrne, Shaunagh Jackson, Julia Cahill; Leah Loughman, Aisling Kehoe, Grainne Moran. Subs: Ciara Byrne for Moran, Anna Fitzgibbon for Kehoe, Anna Healy for Sarah Fleming, Kristan Keenan for Dunne, Ava O’Brien for Fitzgerald.TIMAHOE: Emma Brophy, Ellen Miller, Alice Dunne, Heather Bennett; Claire Daly, Roisin Larkin, Aoife Horgan; Sarah Quigley, Sarah Larkin; Jenny Murphy, Mo Nerney, Orla Hennessy; Katie Donoghue, Maggie Murphy, Edel Deegan. Subs: Sarah Touhy for Horgan, Kayla Darcy for Edel Deegan, Orla Knowles for Katie Donoghue, Rachel Kelly for Bennett, Laura Devoy for Miller.SEE ALSO – Check out all our Laois SFC coverage her Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo: Paul Dargan Timahoe 3-3 Portlaoise 10-21Laois Ladies Senior Football Championship Round 3 Portlaoise continued their 100 per cent start in the Ladies Senior Chmpionship as they eased past Timahoe in a comprehensive 39-point win.Portlaoise played with the wind in the first half and this was a huge factor in the game as they wrapped up the contest by the interval.Aisling Kehoe opened proceedings with a point. Ellen Healy then scored a goal from the resulting kickout as she won the ball clean in the air and audaciously chipped Timahoe Emma Brophy from distance to find the back of the net. News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Portlaoise continued their dominance in this opening spell with points from Sarah Anne Fitzgerald, Aisling Kehoe and Grainne Moran.Within the space of two minutes Portlaoise added two quick fire goals via Leah Loughman and Fiona Dooley. Portlaoise took a comprehensive lead before the water break as further goals from Alison Taylor and Shaunagh Jackson put the game to bed.After the interval Timahoe battled hard and were rewarded with a goal from Mo Nerney. Timahoe won a free on the edge of the box and Nerney took the free quickly and placed the ball into the corner of the net.Points from Sarah Anne Fitzgerald, Shaunagh Jackson and Leah Loughman extended Portlaoise’s lead before Fiona Dooley added another goal to her total just before halftime to give Portlaoise an emphatic lead at the break – 6-13 to 1-2.Portlaoise did not ease up in their dominance after the interval as points from Sarah Anne Fitzgerald, Leah Loughman and Grainne Moran put them further ahead. Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Goalfest as Portlaoise defeat Timahoe to continue winning start to Ladies championship By Simon Hartnett – 25th August 2020 Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Tuesday’s Laois GAA matchesNext articleEmo impress to beat 2019 finalists Killeshin in Laois SFC opener Simon Hartnett TAGSLaois Ladies SFCTimahoe v Portlaoise Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Pinterest Electric Picnic WhatsApplast_img read more

Food Avenue Finally Complete in Hoiryeong

first_img Food Avenue Finally Complete in Hoiryeong North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) SHARE A North Korean source from Hoiryeong has reported that “Food Avenue”, a project designed to attract Chinese tourists to the city which began almost two years ago, has been completed.According to the source, who spoke with The Daily NK on the 18th, “’Food Avenue’, below Kim Jong Suk University of Education in Nammun-dong, has just been completed, and now they are making a fuss about it as it will appear on television today. Several restaurants like Hoiryeonggak, a noodle restaurant, held opening ceremonies today, too.”North Korea launched the construction project on orders issued by Kim Jong Il during a visit to his mother’s home town on February 24th, 2009, causing the provincial and city Party committees of North Hamkyung Province and Hoiryeong to launch a 150-day battle to complete the work between April 20th and September 16th. However, even though workers, housewives and students were pressed into service during the period, the project was not even 50% complete by September. Although North Korea tried to attract Chinese investment, it did not work and the project finally limped to the finish line more than a year later.The avenue starts from the front gate of Kim Jong Suk University of Education and ends in front of ‘Hoiryeong coal mining machinery factory’, a little more than a five minute walk away. Among other things, the restaurants on the street sell North Korean-style noodles, cold noodles, dog-meat soup and Chinese-style kebabs.The authorities are hoping that by using the geographical location of Hoiryeong, on the border with the Chinese town of Sanhe, they will be able to attract tourists to Kim Jong Suk’s hometown and earn hard currency at the same time.Needless to say, however, that while the North Korean propagandist media is busy advertising the glorious completion of Food Avenue, local citizens are looking on with disdain.As the source put it, “I have no idea what the purpose of building this avenue is, since who on earth would come and eat here? Only a few officials from foreign currency earning enterprises who travel back and forth to China will come, so it is pathetic to even imagine that the businesses will be successful.”“The restaurants on Food Avenue were as good as forced to open since they were assigned to individual enterprises,” he went on, before adding, “The people just ask, ‘Is there any way for businesses run by enterprises and the nation to be successful?’” By Yoo Gwan Hee – 2010.10.19 2:49pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News center_img NewsEconomy Facebook Twitter US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again AvatarYoo Gwan Hee News News last_img read more

Gov’t Undertaking Initiatives to Protect Women and Girls

first_imgGov’t Undertaking Initiatives to Protect Women and Girls UncategorizedNovember 29, 2007 RelatedGov’t Undertaking Initiatives to Protect Women and Girls Advertisements RelatedGov’t Undertaking Initiatives to Protect Women and Girlscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The government of Jamaica is undertaking several initiatives to afford greater protection for women and girls, who are victims of gender-based violence.Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, speaking at a November 28 stakeholders’ workshop on gender-based violence at the Terra Nova Hotel, said that these efforts “include new and amended legislation, such as the Domestic Violence Act, the Incest Punishment Act and the Offences against the Person Act, which have all been revised to more adequately address the contemporary needs of our women and girls.”Noting that the Incest Punishment Act and the section of the Offences Against the Person Act that relate to rape and other areas of sexual violence enjoyed wide discussion at the Joint Select Committee of Parliament throughout the year, she added that a proposal to combine all issues relating to sexual abuse under one sexual offences bill, was a unanimous decision from both sides of the House.She said that a Sexual Harassment policy has also been developed and will pave the way for the drafting of legislation to protect women from sexual harassment in the workplace and other institutions. In addition, she informed that the Optional Protocol from the United Nations, a Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination, will be ratified “shortly”.“This protocol will provide greater recourse for women through a communication and enquiry procedure in cases where there may be serious violation of their rights,” she informed.In the meantime, the recently completed National Gender Policy, which was handed over to the Minister at the meeting, will employ a multi-sectoral approach to address issues such as legislation and human rights, labour, economic empowerment for vulnerable women, gender-based violence, education and culture, reproductive rights and HIV, some male concerns and gender mainstreaming.While noting that she is aware of the challenges being encountered by various women’s organizations, Miss Grange urged both government and non-governmental women activist groups “to continue to work diligently to improve the cause and lot of women, who experience discrimination and violence,” further assuring that “women affairs and gender matters will be at the top of my list.”She also commended the strategy to include men as partners in the struggle to end violence against women, being propagated under the theme for the stakeholders’ workshop: ‘Women and Men Speak Out! End Violence against Women’.“Implicit in the theme is that men’s contribution to this effort is vital and that no programme, no plan, no policy against gender-based violence can be as effective without their participation in the process,” she added.Miss Grange appealed for all citizens and stakeholders to unite for the cause. “Let us join hands and heart and let us work together to make our cities, make our rural communities, make all of Jamaica a safe place for our women and girls,” she urged. RelatedGov’t Undertaking Initiatives to Protect Women and Girlslast_img read more

CDA Assisting Children in State Care to Prepare for Adulthood

first_imgRelatedCDA Assisting Children in State Care to Prepare for Adulthood RelatedCDA Assisting Children in State Care to Prepare for Adulthood CDA Assisting Children in State Care to Prepare for Adulthood UncategorizedNovember 2, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Alison Anderson, today encouraged wards of the state to “dream big” and to always develop a plan for their lives.“This simply means that you do not need to worry about the things you do not have. What you need to do is take what you have, dream big, and make up your mind that you will achieve it fairly and through hard work,” Miss Anderson said during the South Eastern Region of the CDA’s ‘Genesis: Launching – out activity for Children in Care’, held at the St. Andrew Parish Church Hall today (Oct. 31).She added that, “when you know where you want your life to go, and you have clear timelines, you may not feel as pressured to do everything at once, and as you complete each stage you will see it coming together.”Miss Anderson told the children that their plans should not be rigid and inflexible so that “you cannot change or adapt them to suit your situation.”“Put it this way – do not be set like concrete, rather let it be like jello that you can mould and reshape. Remember you cannot do everything by yourself. No man is an island. Draw on these things and other resources around you to help you accomplish your goals,” the Chief Executive Officer said.Meanwhile, Regional Director, at the South Eastern Region of the CDA, Claudette Hemmings, explained that the activity is aimed at preparing children between the ages of 17 and 18 who are, and will be exiting state care within another few months.“We are trying to provide them with some coping skills, some skills for independent living, because many of them are going on their own and many of them are going back to parents. But then they will be adults fending for themselves, so we are trying to equip them for the working world,” Mrs. Hemmings said.She added that the programme seeks to develop an attitudinal change in the children and to also assist them to build relationships.“Having been in this system over the years, they are probably overly protected and when they go out into the world, we will not be there as such and so they are going to be meeting up on persons who they will need to build relationships with. They need to learn how to build relationships in the working world in order to hold a job,” Mrs. Hemmings said.Some of the participating organisations in today’s event include the National Youth Service; the HEART Trust/National Training Agency; the Ministry of Health and Environment, and the National Insurance Scheme.center_img RelatedCDA Assisting Children in State Care to Prepare for Adulthood Advertisementslast_img read more

Jamaica Partners with Worldwide Group Travel in First Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Expo on March 29, in NYC

first_imgRelatedJamaica Partners with Worldwide Group Travel in First Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Expo on March 29, in NYC RelatedJamaica Partners with Worldwide Group Travel in First Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Expo on March 29, in NYC RelatedJamaica Partners with Worldwide Group Travel in First Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Expo on March 29, in NYC FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Tourist Board, along with Worldwide Group Travel, is excited to announce its newest venture in the bridal market – the Jamaica Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Exposition.The “Jamaica Only” Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Exposition will be held at the Holiday Inn Westbury in Carle Place, New York, United States of America (USA) on Sunday, March 29, 2009 from noon until 4:00 p.m.Jamaica offers couples value and accessibility when planning a destination wedding and honeymoon, making it possible for a bride to have the wedding of her dreams! This event will highlight Jamaica’s lush natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, first-rate golf-courses, and the array of upscale resorts, perfect for weddings and honeymoons.The expo will educate and entice all future travellers from the Tri-State area, raising awareness of Jamaica’s best properties, eco-friendly attractions and the plethora of activities Jamaica now offers today’s savvy traveller!“We are delighted to bring the world-class array of destination wedding and honeymoon options Jamaica offers straight to consumers and trade in New York City and surrounding areas, through this unique and first ever Destination Jamaica Expo,” remarked Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, John Lynch,.The Jamaica Tourist Board has partnered with Worldwide Group Travel, as the Exclusive sponsor of the event, the first of its kind in the Tri-State area. At this premiere event, the Jamaica Tourist Board joins Gold Level Exhibitors Sandals All-Inclusive Resorts, Half Moon Resort, Air Jamaica, Caribbean Bride Magazine and a host of other Exhibitors.Attendees will be entertained by the JAMX Reggae Band, with reggae music to get in the mood; complimentary Jamaican cuisine; and a fabulous Bridal Fashion Extravaganza where the latest trends in bridal gowns, bridal party attire and resort wear will be showcased. One lucky bride will leave with an amazing Grand Prize of a Destination Wedding in Jamaica, including airfare.Brides, their fianccenter_img Advertisements Jamaica Partners with Worldwide Group Travel in First Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Expo on March 29, in NYC TourismMarch 13, 2009last_img read more

Danny Frawley Centre

first_imgDanny Frawley Centre Just over a year since the death of St Kilda Football Club great, Danny Frawley, the Morrison Government is supporting his vision to deliver a world class community health and wellbeing hub at the club’s headquarters at Moorabbin.The Morrison Government is committing $8.5 million towards the Danny Frawley Centre, which will promote mental and physical wellbeing in the community, as well as support people living with mental health conditions across Melbourne’s south east.It builds on the unprecedented $5.7b investment by the Morrison Government in mental health initiatives in the 2020-21 Budget.Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the centre would be a unique venue for sport, community, health and mental health organisations to engage the local community.“Before his passing, Danny and the club had been working towards this project to give the local community somewhere their physical and mental health could be front and centre,” Mr Frydenberg said.“The Morrison Government’s investment, along with support from the Victorian Government and philanthropic donations, is turning Danny’s vision into reality.“The centre will include spaces for consulting suites, meeting rooms, shared work spaces and community classrooms as well as large multi-purpose areas that will be equipped to deliver programs to groups of up to 250 participants.“Mental health and suicide prevention is one of the Government’s highest priorities, and in 2020­-21 we are committing record funding of $5.7 billion in this space from the Health portfolio alone.”Minister for Health Greg Hunt said The Danny Frawley Centre will offer free and paid programs with an aim of promoting physical and mental health as a shared responsibility between community, health and mental health organisations.“The Danny Frawley Centre will be a welcoming space for people to connect, grow and be well – physically and mentally,” Minister Hunt said.“Danny Frawley had a great passion for his footy and a great passion for his state. This was evident every time he pulled on a Saints jumper, and the big V.“As a former St Kilda football club captain and Richmond football club coach, Danny was a shoulder to lean on for so many players playing beside him and under him.“Danny’s legacy will now live on through the Danny Frawley Centre, in supporting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of locals in Melbourne’s south and the wider community.”Work is ready to commence on the Danny Frawley Centre, which will be built, operated and managed by the St Kilda Football Club.The Morrison Government’s contribution will be funded from the Community Development Grants Programme. /Public 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:AusPol, Australia, Australian Treasury, community, community health, football, Government, grants program, health, Investment, Melbourne, mental, mental health, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, project, Richmond, suicidelast_img read more

Canada’s nuclear regulator modernizes regulations related to worker protections

first_imgCanada’s nuclear regulator modernizes regulations related to worker protections From: Canadian Nuclear Safety CommissionThe Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended its Radiation Protection Regulations. The updates take into account the current science on radiation protection, as well as the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Commission on Radiological Protection.The updates take into account the current science on radiation protection, as well as international standards and recommendations from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Commission on Radiological Protection.“We have taken action to minimize radiation risks for all workers-including those who are breastfeeding. Our regulations have come a long way since I was authorized as one of the first pregnant workers to enter a radiation area in Canada many years ago. Safety is at the core of everything we do. Now, workers will be even better informed to reduce their potential exposure on the job,” stated CNSC President and CEO Rumina Velshi.Radiation protection regulations set limits on the amount of radiation workers may receive during the conduct of licensed activities. The CNSC requires every licensee to implement a radiation protection program that keeps the amount of exposure to ionizing radiation as low as reasonably achievable and below regulatory dose limits.The updates are based on the 20 years of regulatory experience since the regulations first came into force, and the latest science on radiation exposure.“As science evolves, we evolve. We understand now that cataract risk can occur at doses lower than previously considered. By lowering the regulatory dose limit, to 50 mSv from 150 mSv per year, we are aligning Canadian with international standards and better protecting workers,” stated CNSC’s Chief Science Officer, Peter Elder.Updates to the regulations include:a new requirement for licensees to make reasonable accommodation for nuclear energy workers who have self-disclosed that they are breastfeedingrevision of the equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eyeclarification of expectations for applying for a licence to operate a dosimetry service, the labelling of containers and devices, and the posting of radiation warning signsa new requirement for licensees to retain dose records for a five-year perioda new requirement for licensees to appropriately select, use and maintain radiation detection and measurement instrumentationa new requirement for licensees to inform all nuclear energy workers of their duties and responsibilities during an emergency, as well as the risks associated with radiation during the control of an emergencyQuick facts on consultationThe CNSC received 400 comments during a 120-day comment period after the publication of discussion paper DIS-13-01, Proposals to Amend the Radiation Protection Regulations in 2013.There were 82 comments received during a 30-day comment period on a revised draft of the regulations published in Canada Gazette, Part I in 2019.The CNSC held 39 outreach sessions with stakeholders and 3 webinars.The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public. /Public 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:breastfeeding, Canada, Commission, detection, Emergency, energy, environment, exposure, Force, Government, licence, nuclear, President, Radiation, Safety, science, securitylast_img read more

Rocky Creek Bridge Complete

first_imgRocky Creek Bridge Complete NT GovernmentThe $6.7 million Rocky Creek Bridge project is now complete.Local Territory business Advance Civil Engineering delivered this project, which supported 60 jobs at the peak of construction.A joint initiative between all levels of Government and the private sector saw the Australian Government contribute $3.3 million from the Roads to Recovery Program, the Northern Territory Government contribute $1.4 million, the McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust contribute $1.4 million, and the Roper Gulf Regional Council contribute $0.578 million.The new bridge is 9.5 metres high and is a double lane sealed road, making the bridge one metre higher than the existing road level, which will increase flood immunity.Senator for the Northern Territory Dr Sam McMahon said the project was funded under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program which is ensuring Territorians get home sooner and safer.“Many key industries will benefit from the upgrades to Rocky Creek Bridge, as this important corridor provides more reliable links throughout the Borroloola region,” Senator McMahon said.“Local Territory business Advance Civil Engineering Pty Ltd delivered the works, which supported 60 jobs – however it’s the ongoing jobs of the truck drivers, pastoralists, and community members which will find it easier to complete their work duties.“This project also supported local Aboriginal employment by providing job opportunities for the community during construction.“We are investing in our post-pandemic future by delivering lasting infrastructure which will kick-start our economic recovery and benefit Australians for years to come.”The benefits of this new completed road include: Increased route accessibility to support agricultural development; Improved freight capacity, through sealing of existing pavements;Increased regional productivity and economic development, through provision of year-round road access.Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said the upgrades to Robinson Road will improve an important connection for the town of Borroloola.“Making sure the town is connected, even after severe weather, is particularly important for ensuring the ongoing delivery of freight and essential services,” Ms Lawler said.“Supporting local businesses and creating jobs for Territorians is exactly what the NT needs right now – a government who delivers projects that support our local economy and provides ongoing economic benefits to the community.”Mayor of Roper Gulf Regional Council Judy MacFarlane said this has been a long time coming for the wider Roper Gulf region and Borroloola community members.“This upgrade was well needed as the crossing at Robinson Road in Borroloola was aged and the February 2017 Tropical Cyclone Alfred caused significant damage,” Mayor Judy MacFarlane said.“Council has worked closely with the NT Government and the McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust to design a replacement crossing that will minimise the potential for road closures in the future and increase flood immunity.”McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust acting Chairperson Jake Quinlivan said raising the bridge responds to the concerns of the local community, who in the past have been completely cut-off during severe weather events.“The new, elevated Rocky Creek Bridge at Borroloola will be a key piece of enabling infrastructure for the Gulf community, tourists and businesses,” Mr Quinlivan said.“The Community Benefits Trust are proud to have taken the lead in initiating this project with Roper Gulf Regional Council and for the support provided by the Australian Government and Northern Territory Government.” /Public 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:Aboriginal, Accessibility, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, business, community, Economic Development, employment, Engineering, Government, immunity, infrastructure, Minister, Northern Territory, planning, road closurelast_img read more

Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award: 2012 Winners

first_img Published: Nov. 14, 2012 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has announced the winners of the 2012 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award:Kimberly Diawara, Office of AdmissionsPeter Freitag, College of Arts and Sciences Academic AdvisingTimothy May, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Integrated Teaching and Learning Lab (ITLL)Brian Sanders, Colorado Space Grant ConsortiumDonald Seeley, Housing and Dining Services, Conference ServicesThis annual award is presented to University of Colorado Boulder staff in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the campus community. The award includes a prize of $1,500 (subject to payroll taxes) and a commemorative gift. The 2012 awards will be presented at a private reception in late November. Congratulations to these outstanding staff members!last_img read more