Uber boss met with TfL commissioner to discuss London ban

first_img On Friday the Supreme Court will hand down its judgement in a long-running case over Uber drivers’ employment rights. (Getty Images) Also Read: Uber boss Khosrowshahi met with TfL commissioner to discuss London ban Uber’s chief executive met privately with TfL’s boss in recent days amid a brewing legal battle over the US ride-sharing firm’s future in the capital.  TfL said unlicensed operators had uploaded photos on other people’s Uber accounts, leading to at least 14,000 trips involving these fraudulent drivers. Dara Khosrowshahi met TfL commissioner Mike Brown to discuss the dispute, Sky News reported. “When it comes to safety on our platform our work is never done and we will keep listening, learning and improving.” An Uber spokesperson declined to comment on the meeting between Khosrowshahi and Brown, but said: “We are appealing TfL’s decision “Safety is our top priority which is why we have robust systems and processes in place. Uber boss Khosrowshahi met with TfL commissioner to discuss London ban Show Comments ▼ “We are working closely with TfL to address their concerns and requests, as we have since 2017. whatsapp On Friday the Supreme Court will hand down its judgement in a long-running case over Uber drivers’ employment rights. (Getty Images) Also Read: Uber boss Khosrowshahi met with TfL commissioner to discuss London ban Uber launched an appeal against the decision last month. Its UK general manager Jamie Heywood said the decision was “extraordinary and wrong” and said Uber was “setting the standard on safety”. Another issue the regulator raised was banned drivers making new accounts and continuing to pick up passengers, further “compromising passenger safety,” TfL said at the time. The appeal is set to be heard during the first half of this year. A TfL spokesperson said: “The CEO of Uber met with the TfL commissioner while he was in Europe for a number of meetings.” The meeting, which had not been disclosed, happened while Khosrowshahi was on his way to Davos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum which started today. Share It came two months after TfL banned Uber in London for the second time stating that a “pattern of failures” left passengers at risk. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com On Friday the Supreme Court will hand down its judgement in a long-running case over Uber drivers’ employment rights. (Getty Images) Monday 20 January 2020 8:35 pm James Booth whatsapplast_img read more

Bank of Japan strengthens stimulus as coronavirus recession looms

first_img whatsapp Bank of Japan to inject cash as recession threat increases (Getty Images) It is the latest sign of alarm as Japan’s liquidity in financial market continues to fall. The country was hit by a sales tax rise and Typhoon Hagibis in October which dampened global demand for goods. The country’s economy had been suffering prior to the coronavirus outbreak that has now left Japan on the brink of recession. Bank of Japan to inject cash as recession threat increases (Getty Images) Also Read: Bank of Japan strengthens stimulus as coronavirus threatens to cause recession The Bank of Japan has said today it would buy 200bn yen (£1.49bn) of Japanese government bonds with five to ten years maturity. Bank of Japan to inject cash as recession threat increases (Getty Images) Also Read: Bank of Japan strengthens stimulus as coronavirus threatens to cause recession Show Comments ▼ The Nikkei 225 was down 6.08 per cent on Friday, or 1,128.58 points, to end the week on 17,729.66. Japan’s economy had shrank at its fastest rate in five years at the end of 2019, with GDP falling 6.3 per cent in October to December. And the coronavirus outbreak has now raised concerns that the economic slowdown could drag on into the first quarter of 2020 and push Japan into recession. 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!BleacherBreakerDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raider whatsapp It is an unscheduled move that has come about after the local debt market capitulated as investors rushed for liquidity. Bank of Japan strengthens stimulus as coronavirus threatens to cause recession Share Friday 13 March 2020 10:21 am Meanwhile, China’s trade war with the US also took its toll as exports and capital spending fell. Japan’s central bank also said it would inject an extra 1.5 trillion yen in two-week lending. Michael Searles More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

The Academy Museum Delays Its Opening Again, This Time to Fall…

first_imgAcademy Museum of Motion Pictures, Dolby Family Terrace Rendering ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/Image from Cristiano Zaccaria FilmNews & PoliticsMuseumsThe Academy Museum Delays Its Opening Again, This Time to Fall of 2021Museum director Bill Kramer promises a ”remarkable experience” come SeptemberBy Merle Ginsberg – December 18, 20203084ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItUPDATE: DECEMBER 18, 2020 – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a massive project now in the works for nearly a decade, has once again pushed back its scheduled opening date. Now, museum officials say, they are aiming to open to the public on September 30, 2021.The museum’s opening has been pushed back previously, due to delays in the construction of the large and complicated structure, which features, among other details, a massive glass dome. But, when Tom Hanks stepped out on the Oscars stage in February to announce a firm opening date of December 2020, it seemed they were likely to finally hit the mark.Within weeks of that very public announcement, Tom Hanks contracted COVID-19, along with millions of others around the world.Like many other things that were supposed to happen in 2020, the opening of the Academy Museum was rescheduled for spring of next year, hoping conditions would be better. And while vaccines are beginning to roll out, it remains unlikely that much of the general public would be able to travel and gather for an opening in April.Today, Bill Kramer, the museum’s director and president, confirmed that the opening has been postponed yet again.“We are putting the final touches on our stunning exhibitions and public spaces, and while we were ready and eager to welcome visitors in the spring, with the current surge of COVID-19, it would be irresponsible to maintain an April opening,” he said. “We know a new day is coming for us all, and when it does, the Academy Museum will be ready to offer our visitors the remarkable experience we have all been wanting.”The grand opening will be proceeded by a series of private and industry preview events, and a formal gala, currently scheduled for September 25.FEBRUARY 10, 2020 – On Friday, just days before the Oscars, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures staged its very first preview to about 50 media types and TV crews. The tour group was greeted by museum director Bill Kramer, former VP of development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Kramer helped develop the Academy Museum here in L.A. for years, left for New York in 2016, then returned on January 1 to take the reigns at the 300,000-square-foot institution, which finally has an opening date (announced by Tom Hanks at last night’s Oscars): December 14, 2020.Academy Museum Renderings1 of 10 Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/Image from L’Autre ImageWhen December rolls around, the massive edifice at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax will house two major theaters, a first-floor restaurant, retail space, and six floors of exhibition space that will contain the Academy’s main collection of movie artifacts: 12.5 million photos; 237,000 film and video assets; 85,000 screenplays; 65,500 posters; and 133,00 pieces of production art. It will also house 1700 pieces from the private collections of Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Hattie McDaniel, and Alfred Hitchcock – as well as temporary exhibits.“This museum belongs to everyone,” Kramer said. “Los Angeles has never had a movie museum of this scale and yet the motion picture industry and the city of Los Angeles has long recognized the need. In fact, the founders of the Academy envisioned a movie museum in Los Angeles more than 90 years ago and now it’s finally happening. Construction is substantially complete and…the galleries and the exhibitions are starting to be installed.”Late last month the museum revealed it had met 95 percent of its $388 million campaign goal, which equals more than $368 million in pledges and cash.Famed Italian architect Renzo Piano designed the six-story museum and its spherical back attachment with the glass dome, at Fairfax and Wilshire. Piano was chosen back in 2012, and work began in 2016 on the old May Company structure. His credits, wildly impressive, include the Pompidou Museum in Paris, the Whitney Museum in New York, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens. True to form, the high ceiling of the first floor of the old May Company store, built in 1939, has been left exposed. The former department store’s square wood columns, which were hidden for years under plaster, were also left exposed.Academy Museum Construction1 of 12 Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Cross-section ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Interior Rendering, Lobby ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/Image from Cristiano Zaccaria Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Interior Rendering, David Geffen Theater ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/Image from Cristiano Zaccariacenter_img Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/ Image from L’Autre Image Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation/Image from L’Autre Image The museum’s entrance opens right onto Museum Row: across from the Petersen Auto Museum, and down the street from LACMA and the LaBrea Tarpits. And in 2023, the Purple Line Metro station going in at Wilshire and Fairfax will make the museum much more accessible to both tourists and locals. Its tall, gold-tiled cylindrical section was “lovingly preserved”—66 percent of the tiles were intact, while the rest were imported from Venice, Italy. The building’s new official name, thanking a major donor, is the Saban Building.Friday’s tour first took groups down one level, to an education space that will teach kids and adults about filmmaking. Across from it is the smaller of the two movie theaters, the Ted Mann theater, with 288 bright kelly green seats, state-of-the-art equipment, and amazing sound.One floor up from the lobby entrance is a mezzanine level that bridges over to the Geffen Theater on what’s called the Barbra Streisand Bridge. “It’s our true movie palace,” said the tour guide. All the seats are done in Italian red fabric, as are the rugs. It has state-of-the-art everything and space to accommodate a 66-piece orchestra. Screenings will be held here, and both public and private events.Up a long escalator is the second floor, which its curator reports will hold the past, present, and future of movie making. This area has 160,000 square feet of exhibition space, and among the many objects it will house will be one of the most iconic movie’s most iconic items: the ruby slippers from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz.The third floor, up another escalator, will have exhibition space and guest curators from the worlds of fantasy, animation, and live-action films. The fourth will house temporary exhibitions.One of the most exciting features of the new Academy Museum is what’s being called the Dolby Family Terrace, which you cross Barbra Streisand (the bridge) to get to. This giant outdoor deck features some of the best views of Los Angeles anywhere, from the Getty Museum all the way to DTLA and the Hollywood sign. It will be used for cocktail parties, movie premiers, and possibly screenings. “We have a hundred corporations in line to rent the space,” one of the museum directors said. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a future Vanity Fair Oscar party held here—maybe even a year from now.RELATED: The Academy Museum Is Restoring This 1939 Mid-Wilshire LandmarkStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSFilmAcademy Museum of Motion PicturesThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesTom HanksAcademy MuseumPrevious articleThe Pasadena Couple Behind Good Luck Wine Shop Made a Turbulent Year Much More PalatableNext articleWith the COVID Vaccine in Short Supply, the Wealthy Are Angling to Jump the LineGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORHollywood Is Embracing a Post-Vax Slate Made to Fill TheatersYoung Filmmakers Set Out to Capture the Complexity of L.A. and the Results Are BeautifulWill the Documentary Boom Continue After COVID? 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Swimmers treated for breathing problems after chlorine leak at Haven’s Wild Duck Holiday Park at Belton near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Some 40 people had to be treated for breathing problems after a chemical leak at a Havel holiday park in Norfolk.According to Norfolk Fire Service, vehicles including an environmental protection unit had to deal with a chlorine leak, which affected a swimming pool at the park. Emergency services were first called to Wild Duck Holiday Park near Great Yarmouth at 2:30pm, and the pool was declared safe at 5:30pm.Chlorine has been used as a chemical weapon, and the leak meant all 40 swimmers had to be taken to hospital, suffering breathing and asthma problems. They are all described as being in a stable condition.  Sunday 21 June 2015 1:58 pm Read This NextYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Swimmers treated for breathing problems after chlorine leak at Haven’s Wild Duck Holiday Park at Belton near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Show Comments ▼ Billy Ehrenberg Sharelast_img read more

U.S. equity funds post historic gains in 2013: Morningstar

first_img Sector Watch: Performance at home and beyond Mutual funds in Canada that invest in U.S., European, and Japanese equities performed exceptionally well in 2013, according to preliminary data released today by Morningstar Canada. However, funds that depend heavily on natural resources — including diversified domestic-equity funds — trailed significantly, while fixed-income funds were among the worst performers, The Morningstar Canada fund indices that measure the aggregate returns of funds in the U.S. equity and U.S. small/mid cap Eequity categories increased by 38.5% and 40%, respectively, during the year. For both indices, 2013 was their best annual performance in 25 years, the longest period for which Morningstar data is available. Additionally, both fund indices beat the standard benchmarks for their respective category, as the large-cap S&P 500 Index and the small-cap Russell 200 Index were up 32.4% and 38.8%, respectively. “The S&P 500 Index had its best year since 1997 as growth in the U.S. economy gathered steam, and the nearly 7% appreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to its Canadian counterpart added even more to the returns of U.S. equity funds,” says Joanne Xiao, Morningstar fund analyst. “Investors should expect the best performers in that category to be those funds that didn’t hedge their currency exposure and therefore benefited from the rising U.S. dollar.” Also among the top-performing fund indices in 2013 was the one that tracks the Japanese equity category, which increased by 38.1%. The Nikkei 225 index of Japanese stocks gained nearly 57% when measured in local currency, but because the Japanese yen declined by 12% versus the loonie, Canadian investors didn’t receive the full benefit of the market gain. The fund indices that track the European equity, global equity, and international equity categories increased by 30.8%, 29.9%, and 26.2%, respectively, in 2013. Canadian equity funds had a solid year on an absolute basis, but they trailed their foreign counterparts significantly. Among the five domestic-equity categories, the best performers were Canadian focused small/mid cap equity, up 23.2%, and Canadian focused equity, up 22%; funds in these two categories allocate more than 20% of their assets to U.S. stocks, on average. By comparison, the purely domestic Canadian small/mid cap equity fund index increased by 21.9%, while Canadian dividend & income equity and Canadian equity funds were up 16.5% and 14.8%, respectively. “Canadian equity funds in aggregate outperformed the S&P/TSX Composite Index’s 13% increase in 2013 by underweighting the basic materials sector, which is the third-largest sector represented in the index and was the biggest loser this year with a 29% drop. Within the sector, gold producers struggled as the price of gold plunged,” Xiao says. “The best-performing sectors, healthcare and consumer discretionary, together comprise less than 10% of the Canadian market.” At the top of the rankings was the health care equity fund index with a 49.8% increase, while the worst-performing equity categories were natural resources equity with a 6% decrease and precious metals equity, which was down 48.2%. Four of the seven fixed-income fund categories were in the red for the year. Funds in the Canadian long term fixed income and Canadian inflation-protected fixed income categories, which respectively decreased by 7% and 12.3%, were hit particularly hard by the increasing yields that resulted from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s plan to taper its bond purchase program. “The anticipation of the Fed’s tapering, more than the actual tapering, is what led to the increase in bond yields,” Xiao says. The Canadian fixed income and preferred share fixed income fund indices also ended the year in negative territory, down 1.7% and 2.6%, respectively. Morningstar Canada’s preliminary fund performance figures are based on change in funds’ net asset values per share during the month, and do not necessarily include end-of-month income distributions. Final performance figures will be published next week. Sector Watch: Dodging potholes on the home front Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Fund performanceCompanies Morningstar Research Inc. center_img Canadian fund sales exceeded $23B in February IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newslast_img read more

Teachers, AIMCo sell U.S. proxy advisory firm

first_img Pension giants the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo) are selling San Francisco-based proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis to Toronto-based private equity firm Peloton Capital Management and financial industry entrepreneur Stephen Smith.Under the new ownership arrangement, Glass Lewis will expand to new markets with new services, the firms said in a release. Keywords Proxy advisory firms,  Mergers and acquisitionsCompanies Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Alberta Investment Management Corp. “Capital markets participants have become increasingly focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors as they build their business strategies. Glass Lewis is very well positioned to provide solutions to address the global demands generated by this shift,” said Smith, chairman, CEO and co-founder of First National Financial Corp.“Glass Lewis has built a venerable brand and we look forward to helping them deliver important governance solutions to the marketplace,” Lewis added.The firms did not disclose the terms of the transaction.“Peloton Capital Management and Stephen are committed to long-term, sustainable value creation through good governance. This aligns strongly with the core values we have established at Glass Lewis,” said Kevin Cameron, executive chair at Glass Lewis. CI acquires US$5.1B San Diego-based RIA Related news James Langton Cidel Asset Management to acquire fixed income manager Desjardins buys Montreal boutique firm Hexavest Close up of businessman hands making handshake - greeting, dealing, merger and acquisition concepts kritchanut/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Shane Broad all talk and no action

first_imgShane Broad all talk and no action Guy Barnett,Minister for ResourcesShane Broad is all talk. He says he opposes radical protesters invading workplaces, and denying the right to Tasmanians to work, however also opposes our Government’s workplace protection legislation set to be debated in the Legislative Council tomorrow. This is very disappointing.The reasons Mr Broad gives to oppose this legislation are either misplaced, misleading or wrong. The Labor Party has a clear choice. Stand with the Bob Brown Foundation and the Greens and oppose this important legislation or vote for the right of business to operate and Tasmanian workers to work, without interference, impeding or harassment.Our legislation has the support of Tasmania’s productive industries representing farmers, foresters, miners, fishers and the business community, not to mention Tasmanian workers.Furthermore, similar legislation has been passed in the Federal Parliament with bipartisan support as well as in most mainland states with bipartisan support.Tasmanian businesses and workers deserve the right to work free from threats and invasions from radical extremists.I urge Mr Broad and the Labor Party to reconsider their position and support our legislation for the sake of Tasmanian workers and their families. /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, business, community, council, Federal, Government, harassment, Labor Party, legislation, Minister, parliament, resources, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

Safety Grants Open For Country Footy And Netball Clubs

first_imgSafety Grants Open For Country Footy And Netball Clubs VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is helping to improve the safety of country football and netball clubs as community sport returns this year.Applications are now open for the 2021 WorkSafe Club Safety Fund which gives grants to clubs in regional Victoria to improve the safety of their facilities and provide security for players, officials and spectators.Grants are available to clubs affiliated with WorkSafe AFL Vic Country and the WorkSafe Country Netball League as a contribution of up to 50 percent of the total cost of safety initiatives.Initiatives include:equipment to protect players (such as goal post padding), first aid kits, defibrillators and slip resistant flooringstructures that provide shelter or safety such as behind-goal netting, shade sails, fireplace guards and fencing for walkwaysmaintenance for facilities that present an occupational health and safety hazard.To be eligible, clubs must provide evidence that a grant is needed to make their facilities safer and show that either an Occupational Health and Safety or Risk Management Program is being implemented.Since 2002, WorkSafe has helped more than 300 local football and netball clubs with funding and assistance dedicated to the health, safety and wellbeing of regional communities.Past recipients include the Redan Football Netball Club which recently received $3,600 to install life-saving defibrillators in their two clubhouses, the Dimboola Sporting Club which used a $1,500 grant to put safety netting behind the goals, and the Irrewarra-Beeac Football Netball Club which received $5,000 for more on-field lighting.Applications for AFL Vic Country’s WorkSafe Club Safety Fund close on 9 May. For more information visit aflvic.smartygrants.com.au/WorkSafe_ClubSafetyFund.Applications for Netball Victoria’s WorkSafe Club Safety Fund close on 1 July. For more information visit vic.netball.com.au/worksafe-club-safety-fund.As stated by Minister for Workplace Safety Ingrid Stitt“Country footy and netball teams are the lifeblood of regional communities – but you can’t make the most out of a season if you’re injured or unsafe at the grounds.”“These grants will help clubs make some easy changes to keep players, staff and spectators safe, no matter the sport.” /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:AFL, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, community, Dimboola, first aid kit, football, Government, health, health and safety, league, Minister, occupational health, season, security, Victoria, wellbeinglast_img read more

CU-Boulder Chancellor To Meet With Montrose Officials June 13-14 As Part Of Western Slope Tour

first_imgPhilip DiStefano, interim chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, will meet with Montrose officials from the Montrose Rotary Club, the Montrose County RE 1-J School District and Montrose area legislators on June 13-14 as part of a Western Slope tour. Joining DiStefano will be faculty and students who represent some of CU-Boulder’s exceptional educational programs and outreach projects. DiStefano will meet with officials from the various organizations to solicit their input on academic programs of importance to western Colorado and to provide information about CU-Boulder programs and opportunities for incoming undergraduate and graduate students. DiStefano also will share information on ways in which the Boulder campus positively impacts Colorado through its educational programs and the economic benefits of spin-off companies that result from research developments and student- and faculty-generated businesses. “I am interested to hear from people in western Colorado about how CU-Boulder can better serve their needs through education, research and outreach,” said DiStefano. “But I also want to reacquaint people with the positive resources of the university that benefit the entire state, from creating an educated populace to driving innovation in technology and new businesses that benefit the state as a whole.” DiStefano will end the first day’s activities in Montrose with a 5:30 p.m. buffet dinner at The Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr., to meet with alumni, students, parents and donors. For information call (303) 492-8908. Other Western Slope cities in the tour besides Montrose include Durango, Grand Junction and Steamboat Springs. Published: June 8, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Qualcomm – Industry must ride out ‘data tsunami’

first_img Tags Technology Vodafone ups diversity efforts Tim Ferguson Previous ArticleActing FCC chief touts innovation, competition; promises to better support rural opsNext ArticleMobile industry urged to encourage diversity Related Home Qualcomm – Industry must ride out ‘data tsunami’ CTA, Trump push for tech skills training IFA Berlin to get fresh format Author LIVE FROM CTIA 13, LAS VEGAS: Mobile networks will need to carry 1,000 times more data in 10 years’ time than they do today, meaning new approaches will be needed to tackle a ‘data tsunami’, according to Peggy Johnson, EVP and President of Global Market Development at Qualcomm.Johnson (pictured second from left) added that an estimated 25 billion connected devices will be in circulation in five years’ time: “We have to stay ahead of it and it’s going to be tough – many devices talking to many people and many objects,” she noted.“Obviously we can use more spectrum but we have to solve the bigger equation of how do we handle all this data?” she said, adding that optimisation of hardware will soon be unable to provide sufficient increases in data capacity.Johnson said Qualcomm is currently working on small cells and “using the best radios at the best time as you’re going through your environment”, allowing devices to seamlessly switch between networks.She added that the standardised version of LTE broadcast technology, eMBMS, will also be helpful in offloading data. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 MAY 2013 Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more last_img read more