1,700 new flats created on an island property in East London

first_imgThe property development includes a footbridge to make Crossrail and DLR transport links more accessible, according to the developer. The property development includes a footbridge to make Crossrail and DLR transport links more accessible (Source: EcoWorld Ballymore) Also Read: Temptation Isle: Is London City Island the hottest property ticket in town this year? whatsapp whatsapp While the residential property prices range from £335,000 to over a million, the Island has already attracted the likes of the English National Ballet to its commercial area. Temptation Isle: Is London City Island the hottest property ticket in town this year? Farah Ghouri The property development includes a footbridge to make Crossrail and DLR transport links more accessible (Source: EcoWorld Ballymore) Also Read: Temptation Isle: Is London City Island the hottest property ticket in town this year? The property development includes a footbridge to make Crossrail and DLR transport links more accessible (Source: EcoWorld Ballymore) Also Read: Temptation Isle: Is London City Island the hottest property ticket in town this year? Show Comments ▼ Arising in East London are over 1,700 new flats and townhouses – on an island within the capital. center_img London City Island is a new neighbourhood development inspired by the architecture of Tokyo and Chicago, according to its developers. Tuesday 25 May 2021 8:05 pm Opposite the O2 arena, the Island, which covers 12 acres, is close to the business district of Canary Wharf. Source: EcoWorld Ballymore The Island, created by EcoWorld Ballymore, has been referred to as a “Mini Manhattan”, according to estate agency Johns & Co. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepedia Share Tags: Ballymore Group London house prices UK house priceslast_img read more

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DEC budget proposal puts small shellfish farming operations at risk

first_imgEconomy | Fisheries | Food | State GovernmentDEC budget proposal puts small shellfish farming operations at riskDecember 23, 2019 by Kavitha George, KMXT – Kodiak Share:Sitka Tribe of Alaska fisheries biologist Jen Hamblen empties blue mussel meat into a blender. The Sitka Tribe tests subsistence shellfish, but the only FDA and National Shellfish Sanitation Program-approved lab for commercially-grown shellfish in the state is in Anchorage. A budget item proposed in late 2019 would move the cost of paying for that testing from the state to the shellfish farmers. (Photo by Emily Russell/KCAW)Margo Reveil and her husband have owned and operated Jakolof Oyster Co. in Homer’s Kachemak Bay for seven years.“It’s primarily oysters,” she said. “We do a little bit of mussels and scallops, but they’re sort of a bycatch for us. Primarily oysters. I would say 99 percent.”Reveil regularly sends samples of her oysters to a lab in Anchorage run by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to make sure they’re healthy to sell. She spends around $100 to ship each sample — once a week in the summer and once a month in the winter.The testing itself is paid for by the state. DEC Commissioner Jason Brune estimates it’s about $500 to $700 per test.But Brune’s looking to shift some of that cost back to the industry, proposing that farms start paying half the testing costs. Eventually, he says, he’d like to see 100 percent of the testing fee fall to farmers.“You know, for many industries the testing is paid for 100% by their industry,” he said.The DEC lab in Anchorage is the only FDA and National Shellfish Sanitation Program-approved lab in Alaska, so it’s the only place in-state to get commercially grown shellfish tested. Brune says shellfish farms have had about a decade of completely subsidized testing, and now it’s time to start pulling back.“We want to foster diversification of our economy,” he said, “but we also have to make sure that we’re paying attention to what should be funded and what shouldn’t be funded from the limited state resources that we have.”Shellfish farmers in Alaska face unique challenges. It’s expensive to operate, and they’re often shipping product from far-flung areas, with unpredictable weather. Farmers like Reveil say it’s impossible to try to help the growing industry while taking away that state support.“We can’t just raise [our] prices because we already have the competition of outside Alaska oysters, even Mexican oysters that we have to compete with,” Reveil said. “If the state wants to support this industry and see it grow into something viable, then there should be some state participation starting out.”Oyster farming is a big commitment, according to Reveil, requiring at least 5-7 years of permitting and growing the oysters before farmers see a profit. The proposal, which would kick in in a matter of months if it passes, came as a shock. If it does pass, Reveil says they probably won’t be able to support selling oysters to Homer’s summer crowd anymore.“It would probably push us into harvesting more in the fall, spring, winter months when we have fewer tests required,” she said. “But that’s also the more dangerous season to be over [at the farm] and harvesting, so it makes it all more stressful.”And if they end up having to cover the full testing fee?“At that point, it would just shut us down,” she said. “I just don’t see how a small farm can can manage that.”The budget proposal is also a threat to farms trying to get off the ground. Erik O’Brien is in the permitting process for his oyster farm in the remote village of Larsen Bay, on Kodiak Island.“There’s a thought that this can be an industry to diversify,” he said. “But if we throw up walls right now, I think that you’d see a lot more businesses change their perspective, go out of business and exit the industry.”For O’Brien, shipping samples from Larsen Bay to Anchorage can cost $200 or more. That’s on top of already high fixed costs of shipping the oysters from the village to market. Add to that several hundred dollars in testing fees, and O’Brien says it’s going to limit the kind of sales he can make.“If my fixed costs increase due to tissue samples of $700 then I have to sell 1400 oysters, just to cover fixed costs,” he said. “So now my minimum sale is couple of thousand. And that really reduces the number of people that will be able to buy that product.”This budget item is still a proposal, subject to consideration by the legislature, which convenes next month. Brune says if it does pass, they’ll be looking to get industry comments to determine how quickly to shift testing fees to farmers.Share this story:last_img read more

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News / China Southern spreads its wings with increased air freight services into Europe

first_img By Martin Roebuck 19/08/2015 CSA’s B777-200F is welcomed at London Stansted in June China’s economic slowdown is having no apparent impact on China Southern Airlines (CSA), which continues to increase its freighter frequencies into Europe.CSA launched a twice-weekly B777-200F service from its Guangzhou hub to London Stansted in June, the only direct freighter link between the UK and China and which also calls at Frankfurt, expanded to three a week from 1 August – an increase “we didn’t expect till October,” a spokesman for STN told The Loadstar.CSA has also upped the frequency of its freighter from Guangzhou to Paris and Vienna from twice to three times a week. It also serves Amsterdam with freighters, making five European main-deck destinations in all. Including belly capacity, the carrier offers 1,200 tonnes of cargo capacity a week into Europe.Credit ratings agency Moody’s has forecast that Chinese growth will slow from the 7.4% last year to 6.8% this year and to 6.5% in 2016, but CSA cargo spokesman Angus Lau remains upbeat about cargo volumes from both the Pearl River Delta and Shanghai to Europe and the US.center_img Supplementing exports from the immediate PRD region, the carrier operates scheduled and ad hoc trucking services from Hong Kong and Shenzhen into Guangzhou.“So far, it’s an upward trend,” Lau says. In addition to westbound flows into Europe, he says CSA is shipping commodities such as machinery, automotive parts and milk powder back to China.This month, CSA became the sixth airline to join IAG Cargoʼs ‘Partner Plus’ programme. IAG Cargo customers now have confirmed space to CSA destinations beyond China, including Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.“Both parties benefit from a closer interline cooperation. It’s a win-win deal,” Lau says.CSA is also developing its intra-Asia freighter network and will launch a Guangzhou-Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi service using a B747-400F from October.last_img read more

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Hospitals that act as modern-day debtor prisons deny rights and dignity

first_imgFirst OpinionHospitals that act as modern-day debtor prisons deny rights and dignity By Robert Yates Dec. 5, 2017 Reprints @yates_rob Privacy Policy In Nigeria, there are frequent reports of hospitals detaining poor and vulnerable patients, including newborn babies. Two stories were recently reported in local media. One involved a mother and baby being detained for four months at the God Cures Hospital in Lagos after a caesarean section. Another story involved an aspiring politician visiting a public hospital in Osun State in the run-up to a local election and paying the bills of elated patients who had been detained for many months.Hospital detentions are so common in Nigeria and Ghana that there are many stories of politicians releasing medical detainees in the run-up to elections — a gesture which provides an excellent public relations opportunity. In one bizarre example, the wife of a state governor in Nigeria was heralded as a savior for releasing patients from a hospital governed by her spouse.advertisement Around the world, human-rights activists fight on behalf of people imprisoned in unsanitary jails and denied a fair trial. These victims often suffer the double indignity of being mistreated by their captors and deprived of basic services. In many countries, these abuses are not only taking places in prisons, but in hospitals, too.A new Chatham House paper that I co-authored with Tom Brookes and Eloise Whitaker shows that up to hundreds of thousands of people are detained in hospitals against their will each year. Their crime? Being too poor to pay their medical bills. This phenomenon is particularly prevalent in several sub-Saharan African countries, notably Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and Kenya, but there is also evidence of it in India and Indonesia.The practice of medical detentions is particularly rife in Democratic Republic of Congo. In one study of a health facility over a six-week period in 2016, 54 percent of women who had given birth and were eligible for discharge were detained for the nonpayment of user fees. In many cases, women and babies are held for months and are denied ongoing health care until their bills can be settled.advertisement Our research shows that in addition to depriving victims of their liberty, these detentions are often accompanied by the denial of medical care and food, and sometimes also by physical and sexual abuse. In another example from Nigeria, a woman spent her hospital detention chained to a urinal pipe. In Nairobi, Kenya, patients at Kenyatta National Hospital claimed in 2015 that they had been pressured into having sex with hospital staff in exchange for cash to help pay their bills.These detentions and associated abuses contravene many international laws and represent a gross violation of human rights. What is particularly shocking is that they take place in health facilities, which are supposed to protect and improve the welfare of vulnerable people.There are two practical steps that every country can take to eliminate this abhorrent practice.The first is straightforward and should be taken immediately by national leaders: ensure that the practice is banned by domestic law, and prosecute hospitals that continue to imprison their patients. There is no legal or moral justification for health facilities to detain people on their premises, in effect holding them hostage until their families settle their bills. A United Nations or World Health Assembly resolution might prove an effective way for countries to outlaw this practice.The second action is more long term and addresses the root cause of this problem: reforming health financing systems so people are not presented with unaffordable medical bills. This requires reducing the use of direct charges to pay for health services and instead moving towards prepaid financing mechanisms that pool contributions from across society. In essence, that means launching publicly financed universal health coverage reforms that ensure everyone can access the services they need without financial hardship. Medical debt is crushing many Americans. States can help fix that Albertine, 19, tends to her twins in the maternity ward at Roi Baudoin Hospital in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, which detained her for non-payment of medical fees. Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images Please enter a valid email address. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Although this plan may seem utopian, in the last decade Turkey and Burundi have succeeded in implementing this dual strategy of banning medical detentions and simultaneously launching successful health financing reforms that have removed user fees for vital services.The example of Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world, is particularly striking. Following a damning Human Rights Watch report in 2005, President Pierre Nkurunziza realized that the nation’s hospitals had become debtor prisons and released all mothers and babies from detention. But Nkurunziza’s government also recognized the importance of reforming the health financing system. By channeling public funding, including aid, to hospitals, the government was able to remove fees and provide free maternity services. As a result, deliveries in health units quadrupled and, in the following five years, infant mortality declined by 43 percent.If Burundi’s neighbors, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria, which together represent 20 percent of Africa’s population, followed this strategy, the impact on the continent’s maternal and infant mortality rates would be immense. Moreover, tens of millions of women would be free of the fear that their lifesaving hospital maternity care might condemn them and their babies to months of incarceration in a debtor prison.Robert Yates is the project director of the Universal Health Coverage Policy Forum, which is part of the Center on Global Health Security at Chatham House. Related: [email protected] About the Author Reprints Tags hospitalspatients Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Robert Yateslast_img read more

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Search Every Nook and Cranny for Out-sources!

first_img By Kwon Jeong Hyun – 2007.05.31 4:18pm AvatarKwon Jeong Hyun There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News Facebook Twitter North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News [imText1]In order to block the outflow of information, North Korean authorities have been conducting investigations and enforcing control over people who lead lifestyles that are better off than the average person. An inside source living in the bodrder city of North Hamkyung informed on the 30th, “Since the end of April, special inspection groups began investigation to block the flow of out-sources.”The source said, “An order was made to search people who recently visited family in China or illegal defectors who affiliated with South Korean or U.S. intelligence services are selling North Korea’s national information to foreigners for money.”It appears that this order was made as North Korean authorities believe that citizens living along the border regions are receiving economic aid from defectors in South Korea or foreign organizations in return for information. At a lecture last November that targeted border garrison, North Korean authorities stated, “Selling information is an act indifferent to selling the nation.”One educational material criticized, “Being engrossed in making money is rooting out the secrets of authorities, the nation and military” and commented, “Recently, the enemy have been going to use extreme ways and measures to purchase the secrets of our authorities, nation and military with dirty money.” The source said, “These inspection groups have offices in the People’s committee of each city and are in the process of inspecting the whole household” and relayed, “Every household will be inspected. Families with luxury daily goods and living standards exceeding their monthly income are being targeted for investigation.”“The groups are inspecting each home for information regarding their workplace, monthly income and living expenditure by help of chairpersons of each People’s unit” said the source and explained, “Suspicious persons are taken away to the secret groups for further cross-examination.”As a result, families are running around moving their electrical appliances and household items to other homes temporarily. The source informed, “What’s worse, even law officers (including inspectors, National Security Agents, Safety Agents) are frantically hiding their electric rice cookers, gastops and color TV’s.”“Since 2004 unto now, these groups have also been searching for missing persons, people without secure residences and the unemployed” added the source. News SHARE News Search Every Nook and Cranny for Out-sources!last_img read more

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Statement from Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on February 18, 2021

first_imgStatement from Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on February 18, 2021 From: Public Health Agency of CanadaOn February 18, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.February 18, 2021 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of CanadaAs COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how it is impacting the health of Canadians and public health, laboratory and healthcare capacity. The following is the latest summary on national numbers and trends, and the actions we all need to be taking to maintain COVID-19 at manageable levels across the country.Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 834,182 cases of COVID-19, including 21,435 deaths reported in Canada; these cumulative numbers tell us about the overall burden of COVID-19 illness to date. Though many areas continue to experience high infection rates, it is important to remember that the vast majority of Canadians remain susceptible to COVID-19. As well, the emergence and spread of certain SARS-CoV-2 virus variants /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:Canada, covid-19, disease, Government, health, healthcare, infection, Ottawa, pandemic, public health, viruslast_img read more

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Consultation launched to create new flexible apprenticeships

first_imgConsultation launched to create new flexible apprenticeships Sectors including the creative, agriculture and construction industries will soon be able to offer more flexible apprenticeship opportunities.A consultation has launched today (Tuesday 20 April), seeking views on how new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes could be run. Apprenticeships are at least 12 months long, so some sectors with flexible employment patterns and short-term roles, such as agriculture, construction and creative sectors including TV, film and theatre production, have found it challenging to create enough opportunities.Announced by the Chancellor at Budget, the new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes would enable an apprentice to work across a range of projects and with different employers to gain the full skills and experience they need to complete their programme. This could include film, TV and theatre production, with one apprentice now being able to work on different productions during their apprenticeship.Apprenticeships are a vital part of the further education offer, ensuring people have the skills they need to get the jobs they want. Today’s consultation will extend this offer further, opening up even more careers to apprentices as we build back better from the pandemic.Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:No matter where in the country you are from, we want everyone to be able to get the experience and knowledge they need to get the job they want, while making sure employers have the talented workforce they need.Our flexi-job apprenticeships will boost opportunities in sectors like the creative industries where employment is often flexible or short term – creating even more chances for people to experience the life changing opportunity an apprenticeship can bring as we build back better from the pandemic.Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:We know apprenticeships work – which is why they’re a central plank of our Plan for Jobs.The new flexi-job scheme will create more opportunities for apprentices across England, giving them the hope, skills and experience to progress their career and drive our recovery from the pandemic.Tim Davie CBE, Director-General of the BBC, said:I believe flexible apprenticeship schemes are critical for the future of our industry. Apprenticeships not only grow our skills base and expertise, but open up the industry to people from a wide range of backgrounds. That’s great for our industry and great for mobility. Everybody wins.Stephen Page, Executive Chair at Faber & Faber, said:The Creative Industries Council is pleased with the ongoing discussions with DfE over finding and implementing flexibilities to the Apprenticeship Levy, to enable our dynamic sector to engage with the vital Apprenticeship programme. This consultation on portable and flexi-apprenticeships is a welcome part of that process, and we would urge interested parties across the Creative Industries Sector to respond and help guide this next step in the process.In July employers will be invited to bid for a share of a £7 million fund to create and test new flexi-apprenticeships schemes, with the first approved flexi-job apprenticeships expected to start in January 2022.The consultation builds on the reforms set out in the Skills for Jobs White Paper, which will put employers at the heart of plans to make sure people have the skills they need to get the jobs they want.This will be further supported through a new Skills Accelerator programme. Launched by the Education Secretary, the programme will help build stronger partnerships between local employer groups, such as Chambers of Commerce, colleges and other providers to make sure communities are getting the training needed to meet local skills gaps. Those interested will have access to a £65 million fund to develop and deliver plans in pilot areas in 2021-22.Alongside today’s flexi-job apprenticeship consultation and new Skills Accelerator, work is ongoing with businesses of all sizes to support them to offer more high-quality apprenticeship opportunities, so employers and individuals can access the skills they need to succeed and help the country to build back better from the pandemic. To help with this, the government is already offering cash incentives for employers of £3,000 for each new apprentice they take on until the end of September.Notes:The flexi-job apprenticeship consultation will run for six weeks, closing on 1 June, and is seeking views from employers, apprentices, sector bodies and existing apprenticeship training agencies.The flexi-job apprenticeship schemes will build on the Apprenticeship Training Agency model, allowing employers to join forces and access funding to create new or expand existing schemes to boost the use of apprenticeships in sectors with non-traditional employment patterns.DfE will launch the flexi-job apprenticeships fund in July 2021. At that time, we will set out /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:accelerator, accelerator program, Agriculture, apprenticeship, commerce, council, education, employment, Government, industry, mobility, pandemic, production, Secretary, Skills, UK, UK Government, workforcelast_img read more

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New group to set direction for forest industry’s future

first_imgNew group to set direction for forest industry’s future Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities The Honourable Mark FurnerThe next step in the Palaszczuk Government’s plan for the long-term future of Queensland’s timber industry is underway with the first meeting of the Native Timber Advisory Panel.Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the Panel brings together key stakeholders together to work on ensuring a long-term sustainable future for the native timber industry that balances jobs and the environment.“The timber industry is key to Queensland’s plan for economic recovery, employing 8,800 people and injecting $3.8 billion into the economy every year,” Mr Furner said.“The new panel includes representatives from the native timber industry, the conservation sector, the research sector, unions and First Nations people, and will be overseen by an independent chair.“The panel will consider native forestry on State-owned and privately owned land, conservation outcomes, economic impacts and opportunities for regional communities.“This broad representation ensures that all views are heard and fully understood.”Members are:Mr Alan Feely, Chair Mr Mick Stephens, Timber QueenslandMr John McNamara, Parkside GroupMr Raymond (Curly) Tatnell, DTM TimberMr Sean Ryan, Private Forestry Service QueenslandMs Virginia Young, Strategic InterventionsDr Aila Keto, Australian Rainforest Conservation SocietyMs Laura Hahn, National Parks Association of QueenslandMs Laura Gowdie, Australian Workers Union Ms Leann Wilson, Regional Economic SolutionsProfessor Brendan Mackey, Griffith University. Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said the Panel was the latest step in the Palaszczuk Government’s Native Timber Action Plan.“We have already extended the continuation of hardwood timber harvesting in the Wide Bay-Burnett for an additional 2 years, guaranteeing access up to 2026,” he said.“That has secured the employment of 500 Maryborough and Wide Bay locals working in the industry.”Minister Furner said a study to identify sustainable future options for timber supply, including on private land, is due to be completed by the end of the year.“We have brought the unsuccessful hardwood plantation program, a partnership between HQPlantations and the Queensland Government, to a close, while ‘rolling-term’ permits in the Western hardwoods region will be replaced from 2034 with fixed-term competitive permits,” he said.“Through the Native Timber Action Plan, the Palaszczuk Government will ensure a sustainable industry that grows our regions and importantly continues to deliver Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.” /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:Australia, Australian, Bruce, Fisheries, Forestry, Furner, Government, Griffith, Griffith University, Laura, Maryborough, National Park, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, Rural Communities, Ryan, Virginia, younglast_img read more

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Listen up, Canadian wagon fans: Audi’s A6 Allroad returns for 2020

first_img advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Our A6 Allroad will come with a standard air suspension that can raise or lower it on demand, and with six selectable driving modes that include an off-road setting with hill descent control. There are 140 millimetres of ground clearance, and at the air suspension’s maximum height, the Allroad sits 38 millimetres higher than the A6 sedan.While full specs have yet to be revealed, the new Allroad will include Audi’s MMI Touch to control the infotainment system, and standard or available features will include a dual panoramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, and ambient LED interior lighting.The wheel arches and rocker panels will come with grey matte paint to highlight the car’s off-road cred, but there’s an option of a single paint colour if you prefer. An Allroad-specific grille and 20-inch wheels also differentiate it from the sedan, along with roof rails and underbody protection. Want a 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 AMG Wagon? Your pickings are slimThe RS 6 Avant moves its wagon body around with a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 that makes 592 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. That gets it from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 250 km/h. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSA6AudiStation WagonLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Five wagons we wish we got in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Dynamic photo,Colour: Gavial green See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › Canadian dealers are currently accepting deposits on the Allroad, even though pricing hasn’t yet been announced. Our educated guess is that it’ll sit somewhere near the mid-$70,000 spot. Wagon fans, we have a treat for you: Audi is answering your liftgate love with the news that the A6 will arrive in Canada as the Allroad and as the RS 6 Avant for 2020.The new Allroad will use a turbocharged 3.0L V6 that includes a 48-volt mild hybrid system, which work together to produce 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels through Quattro with Ultra Technology, a fuel-saving system that decouples an axle when all-wheel isn’t needed.RELATEDlast_img read more

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Visiting scholar to lecture on historiography of New Spain art

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 12, 2017 If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Visiting Scholar Lecture with Clara BargelliniWhen: Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 p.m.Where: Norlin Library, Center for British and Irish Studies (fifth floor)Clara Bargellini has always had an interest in methodological and historiographic problems, especially in relation to teaching work.The professor has published essays on historiography of New Spain art and on the collection and reception of New Spain art, especially in the United States. In recent years Bargellini has undertaken and promoted comparative and multinational approaches to New Spain art.On Wednesday, April 19, Bargellini will speak at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of the Department of Art & Art History’s Visiting Scholar Program.In 1999, Bargellini coordinated a special issue of Annals of the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, titled Art and colonial architecture in Latin America: comparative visions, and has contributed a variety of articles to several publications.Bargellini has lived in Mexico since 1972 and is currently a professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

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