Budget: Chancellor says coronavirus will be ‘front and centre’ as PM wishes minister speedy recovery

first_img“He outlined how this plan – combined with the measures announced by the Governor of the Bank of England this morning– will make the UK one of the best placed economies in the world to manage the potential impact of the virus”, a Number 10 spokesman said. “The chancellor added the Budget will ensure businesses, the public and those in public services working on the front line against the virus get the support they need. He said despite the impacts of the outbreak being uncertain, we have the economic tools to overcome the disruption caused by the virus and move the country forwards.”  Catherine Neilan whatsapp Labour MP Rachael Maskell is also self-isolating following a meeting with Dorries. Thanks for so many good wishes. It’s been pretty rubbish but I hope I’m over the worst of it now. More worried about my 84yo mum who is staying with me and began with the cough today. She is being tested tomorrow. Keep safe and keep washing those hands, everyone.— Nadine Dorries 🇬🇧 (@NadineDorries) March 10, 2020 NHS111 have advised that I self-isolate as a result of a meeting I had with the Government’s Mental Health Minister last Thursday who has subsequently tested positive for Coronovirus. Thankfully I am asymptomatic. It is so important that we all follow all public health advice.— Rachael Maskell MP (@RachaelMaskell) March 11, 2020 Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street (Getty Images) This morning’s Cabinet received an update on the outbreak from health secretary Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson, who wished Dorries “a speedy recovery, noting that she was following official advice to self-isolate”. whatsapp Wednesday 11 March 2020 10:52 am Share Budget: Chancellor says coronavirus will be ‘front and centre’ as PM wishes minister speedy recovery During the Cabinet meeting, chancellor Rishi Sunak set out the measures being taken to manage the impact of coronavirus, as well as his economic action plan that will be announced this afternoon.  Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries, who is a health minister, revealed she had the disease but was “over the worst of it”. She raised concerns about her elderly mother who “began with the cough” yesterday. Sunak, who has been in place for slightly less than a month, told other Cabinet ministers that while coronavirus was “front and centre in our minds”, the Budget would “implement the manifesto on which the government had been elected”. Tags: Coronavirus This morning’s Cabinet meeting was dominated by a debate around coronavirus, after it emerged overnight that a health minister had tested positive. Show Comments ▼ Coronavirus would not delay “laying the foundations for a decade of growth where opportunity was spread equally across the UK,” he added. last_img read more

Chinese woes take toll on miners as FTSE slumps 3pc – London Report

first_imgWednesday 2 September 2015 5:02 am Chinese woes take toll on miners as FTSE slumps 3pc – London Report whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom NationMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com whatsapp Tags: Company FTSE 100center_img THE FTSE 100 yesterday slump­ed three per cent, its worst one-day fall in over a week, with miners hit hardest after a slump in the manufacturing sector in China – the world’s biggest com­m­odity consumer.The blue chip index closed down 189.40 points, or three per cent, to 6,058.54.China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 49.7 in August from the previous month’s reading of 50.0, its weakest in three years.Mining companies were among the biggest fallers in the FTSE 100, with shares in Glencore dropping 9.98 per cent and Anglo American down 7.6 per cent. BHP Billiton de­clined 6.71 per cent.In the mid caps, China worries also hit shares of hedge-fund manager Man Group, down 6.8 per cent after the boss of its China unit was reportedly taken into custody as part of a probe into the causes of recent market volatility.The top gainer was engineering components firm Meggitt, up 2.4 per cent, with a trader citing a pick-up in auto sales and a government pledge to spend more than £500m refurbishing the Faslane nuclear submarine base in Scotland. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Express KCS Sharelast_img read more

News / Carriers ‘play hardball’ with new Asia-Europe and transpacific rate hikes

first_img By Mike Wackett 01/11/2019 Ocean carriers have finally succeeded in lifting container spot rates on the key Asia-Europe and transpacific tradelanes.Today’s Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) shows a 19% uplift in spot rates from Asia to North Europe as carriers’ 1 November FAK increases were partially accepted by shippers.The North Europe component of the SCFI jumped to $707 per teu, which is just 6% below the level of 12 months ago.One UK forwarder told The Loadstar this week that Asia carriers were now playing “hardball” on FAK increases.“We have seen a big change in attitude from the lines,” he said, “I wouldn’t be surprised if they knocking on our door again next week for another increase.”Indeed, the timing of the rate recovery is perfect for the carriers, which will shortly begin annual rate negotiations with contract customers.Spot rates for west Mediterranean ports also improved, edging up by 3.5% on the week, with a SCFI reading of $735 per teu.Meanwhile, transpacific carriers were successful in lifting spot rates to the US west coast by almost 17%, to $1,588 per 40ft, as recorded by the SCFI, but the quantum of the $227 increase was significantly below the GRI ask by some lines of $1,000.For US east coast ports, the SCFI recorded an 8% increase to $2,604 per 40ft.However, rates on both routes remain substantially below the level of a year ago, when frantic front-loading by shippers to beat US tariffs on Chinese imports saw rates skyrocket.Although Asia to US spot rates are some 40% and 28%, respectively for the US west and east coasts, below last year’s levels, analysts are expecting rates to continue to rise week on week in the build-up to Black Friday (29 November) and Christmas sales.Notwithstanding the usual rate challenges this year, carriers must nail down bunker surcharges that will compensate them for additional costs relating to the upcoming IMO low-sulphur fuel regulations.Most carriers have rolled-out low-sulphur surcharge mechanisms to run alongside their annual contracts, and they appear to have been successful in getting those approved by customers.However, on some tradelanes the spot, or short-term business, accounts for over half of cargo loaded and there are concerns that the “all-in” nature of the market will see low-sulphur surcharges combined into rates and eventually given back to shippers in discounts.This week saw some carriers endeavour to specifically target the spot market to ensure they do not end up further subsidising the sector.Hapag-Lloyd said it would introduce an IMO 2020 transition charge (ITC) on 1 December for all FAK, spot and short-term business, which equates to $135 per teu for Asia-Europe and $130 per teu for Asia to North America.It remains to be seen whether Hapag-Lloyd and its peers will succeed in introducing a surcharge for spot market business. © Matteo Cerutilast_img read more

News / ONE Q1 profit soars 3,000% on 2019, thanks to cheaper fuel and higher rates

first_img Japanese carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) has kicked off the quarterly financial results reporting season with a $167m net profit for April-June.Despite seeing liftings slump by about 20% on its Q1 of last year, to 2.67m teu, the merged carrier’s revenue declined by just 4.8% to $2.74bn, as freight rates spiked in response to tight capacity on the major east-west tradelanes.Additionally boosted by a 20% fall in the price of bunkers, to $348 per ton, and surcharges levied on shippers for low-sulphur fuel, ONE’s profit for the quarter soared by more than 3,000% over the $5m for the same quarter of 2019.As suggested by OOCL’s operating performance update last week, the aggressive blanking strategies of the major container lines to mitigate the demand reduction impact of Covid 19 during the quarter has vastly improved the prospects of carrier profitability.“Liftings largely decreased due to the impact of Covid-19,” said ONE, but added that its improved profitability was attributed to a “relatively stable short-term market,” cost reductions due to a reduction in its fleet, extra blanked sailings, a “sharp bunker price drop”, reductions in overheads for agency fees and lower IT system costs.From April, the carrier suspended publication of its monthly liftings statistics for Asia-Europe and the transpacific, but has included the quarterly data in its results. For headhaul routes, vessel utilisation was an impressive 96% for both trades. This compares favourably with an average load factor for its previous full-year of 93% for Europe and 91% for North America.Moreover, backhaul vessel utilisation levels were also higher, at 51%, compared with last year’s 44% from North America, and 75% against 67% from Europe.ONE’s average rate per teu for the quarter came in at $1,023 per teu compared with OOCL’s average of $917 per teu.The carrier said “demand is gradually coming back” in the current quarter to approximately 10% less than last year. But it said the impact of the pandemic on trade was “ongoing” and that the “uncertain situation continues”.“Forecasting FY2020 performance reasonably is still difficult, and therefore full-year forecasts are not yet fixed,” said the carrier.ONE’s action plans include “a focus on operational excellence by closer collaboration with terminal operators, improvements in vessel stowage planning along with empty repositioning optimisation”.MOL holds a 30% shareholding in ONE, while compatriot shipping groups NYK and K Line have 40% and 30% ,respectively.Commenting on the container division result in its own accounts MOL said that it was anticipating “a deterioration of profit on the assumption that cargo movement will slow down after autumn”.ONE is the sixth-largest container line with a fleet of 194 ships, with a capacity of 1,546,755 teu, and does not have any ships on order. © Sheila Fitzgerald By Mike Wackett 03/08/2020last_img read more

Novartis violated FDA’s sacred principle: In God we trust, all others must bring data

first_img Newsletters Sign up for Pharmalot Your daily update on the drug industry. About the Author Reprints Robert M. Califf If cheating or “fudging” is as ingrained as behavioral research suggests, what are we to do? Given the sheer volume of data and constraints imposed by available resources, it’s simply not possible for the FDA to review every preclinical and clinical protocol or audit every piece of data involved in complex submissions detailing every step of product development. Nor is it possible to completely track all events involved in a product’s use.As in other industries, ensuring quality requires intelligent design of the oversight system so most problems can be detected in real time. In both manufacturing and clinical trials, an approach known as quality by design specifies key dimensions of quality depending on the purpose of the effort and deploys systematic sampling to judge whether those benchmarks are being met. Importantly, such systems depend on an institutional culture that is dedicated to integrity and quality, even at the cost of slowing timelines when necessary. This cultural aspect is perhaps the most difficult to assess in a positive sense, but when multiple or high-profile failures occur, evaluation is needed to determine whether those failures reflect a systemic cultural problem rather than an unfortunate coincidence of isolated events.Given the dire consequences that can stem from a lack of integrity, independent reviews of study design, data integrity, and analysis are essential. This is a core function of the FDA that protects not only the United States, but also the rest of the world. Being untruthful with FDA carries civil and criminal penalties and risks a loss of trust for the portfolio of an entire company.If the FDA is to discharge this essential mission on behalf of the public, however, it must have adequate funding in order to maintain a talented workforce with deep knowledge of the relevant medical products, quantitative expertise, and highly specialized clinical and scientific judgment. An important but challenging part of this effort revolves around balancing involvement with industry while at the same time vigilantly guarding the agency’s independence. Sealing off the FDA from the scientific and clinical worlds leaves it vulnerable to not understanding key scientific and clinical issues, but erring too far in the other direction exposes the agency to the risk of undue influence from the industry it’s charged with regulating.One particularly thorny issue is how to acknowledge that a potentially concerning signal is present. As I noted earlier, Novartis became aware of the data integrity issue during the critical final phase of FDA review, and its standard operating procedures called for internal investigation before notifying regulators. It’s also true that if the FDA were notified every time a question arose about internal study data, the agency would need a much larger budget and many more personnel to track down and resolve all these signals.However, these were not ordinary circumstances, and the question of whether standard operating procedures should have been overruled is a matter of ongoing debate. If the review had been delayed, given that the data integrity issue did not affect the positive clinical trial results, would that have been good for the children waiting for access to the drug? On the other hand, what does the apparent concealment of data issues by AveXis and its parent company Novartis say about the likelihood of other critical issues being hidden? A common saying at the Food and Drug Administration is: “In God we trust, all others must bring data.” The independent evaluation of science is an essential element of the FDA’s dual role of protecting the public health and promoting innovation to bring new therapies into practice. In fact, with certain exceptions, the FDA is the only regulatory agency for drugs and devices that independently evaluates both the science and the source data from relevant studies. In many ways, the FDA serves the world as an arbiter of quality in the global development of medicines.The recent flurry of news about the inclusion of faulty data in the regulatory submission for Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi), a novel gene therapy developed by the Novartis subsidiary AveXis for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, should remind us all of the FDA’s central role as we grapple with the critical issue of scientific integrity. I have no specific knowledge about this issue other than what I’ve gleaned from the news. But based on those reports it seems that Novartis discovered an issue relating to data integrity while preparing its Biologics License Application (BLA) submission for marketing approval for Zolgensma. Novartis decided to conduct its own investigation before notifying the FDA, with the result that the agency wasn’t alerted until it had already approved the drug for marketing. According to public statements from both Novartis and the FDA, Novartis followed its usual internal procedure and the FDA is confident that the data integrity issues did not concern clinical trials conducted with human volunteers.Nevertheless, it’s likely that had Novartis notified the FDA about the data integrity issue, the accelerated review would have been delayed. The story is all the more sensational because of the dramatic importance of the drug in treating a frequently lethal genetic condition in children, as well as its record-setting price tag: $2.1 million for a single, one-time dose.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: My own concern extends beyond medical products. At least with drugs and medical devices, we have in place a mature, accountable system of evaluation and requirements for data submission. Dietary supplements, cosmetics, and food products all receive much less rigorous scientific oversight. The FDA has limited authority to intervene before such products are marketed, and fundamental knowledge about risks and benefits is not available, because high-quality empirical evidence regarding them is not required by law for these products. The current vaping epidemic illustrates what can happen when the FDA remains a step behind industry instead of imposing rigorous premarketing standards.Over the years, people have often recommended that the FDA take action on particular issues in a specific manner. But the FDA can act only within the authority that it has been granted by law. In addition, when the FDA takes action there is a right to redress, using the legal system, requiring considerable time and effort by the FDA’s scientific, operational, and legal teams.As the Zolgensma story unfolds, I hope it will remind us that we need a well-funded FDA that provides independent oversight on the methods, data, analysis, and claims about data. While the current system has served us well, major issues need to be addressed to ensure that we improve oversight to accommodate an increasingly complex, multidimensional scientific environment. I have no special insight into the motivation for the FDA’s specific aggressive public statements regarding the Zolgensma case, but I suspect the key issue of trust in the face of overwhelming complexity is driving the stern warning and possible consequences.The promise for preventing and treating illness has never been greater, but the complexities and high stakes of clinical research demand competent oversight — as well as significant consequences for those who violate trust. In God we trust, but all others must bring data and analyses that pass muster with systematic, independent oversight by the FDA!Robert M. Califf, M.D., is professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and senior advisor at Verily Life Sciences (Alphabet). He was the deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco at the Food and Drug Administration from February 2015 to February 2016 and commissioner from February 2016 to January 2017. He reports being on the board of Cytokinetics, a biotech company, and has consulted with Amgen, Merck, Biogen, Genentech, Eli Lilly, and Boehringer Ingelheim on their real-world evidence programs. Andrew Harnik/AP Related: Purposeful manipulation or falsification of data and analyses, on the other hand, is much less common. Nevertheless, the complexity and level of detail needed makes it relatively easy for inaccurate work to pass muster among non-experts, and for the smaller fraction of purposeful data manipulators or fabricators, detecting such malfeasance requires expertise and dedicated effort.advertisement Please enter a valid email address. @califf001 center_img My experience in more than 40 years of developing and evaluating medical products, and two years working at the FDA, has convinced me that it’s critical to have a second pair of eyes on every aspect of preclinical development, clinical development, and post-market evaluation. The overwhelming majority of scientists, clinical investigators, and employees of corporate and academic research organizations are highly motivated by the mission of improving health and conduct impeccable research. That said, preclinical and clinical research are complex. Mistakes, sometimes quite subtle ones, are common in study design and conduct, as well as in the analysis and reporting of findings. Related: Privacy Policy Memo to the Novartis CEO: When in doubt, give the FDA a heads-up First OpinionNovartis violated FDA’s sacred principle: In God we trust, all others must bring data By Robert M. Califf Aug. 14, 2019 Reprints Working to create a cure for a frequently lethal disease in children is a noble undertaking. What then could motivate people involved in such an effort to produce faulty data and reports? Obviously, the enormous financial rewards that accompany a successful therapy can affect behavior. But within the industry, more complex incentives are in play. The capacity to monitor costs at every step of medical product development is much more refined than the capacity to monitor the quality and design of the development program. Project teams are also under unremitting pressure to cut timelines, with significant rewards handed out for reaching a milestone early, and punishments for delays.Medical product development is an expensive, high-risk undertaking, and adhering to timelines and milestones is essential. Yet monitoring quality is also critically important. The most pervasive risk in drug development is not so much outright falsification as it is the acceptance of inadequate data or inserting bias into the analysis. For example, it is well known that if experiments with contrary results are not included in the overall assessment or outlying data points are excluded from analysis, the interpretation can be biased.Duke behavioral scientist Dan Ariely has made the argument that while we tend to focus on egregious cases, the much bigger issue is the less sensational but far more common acceptance of sloppiness, bias, or manipulation in data collection and analysis.Lest one assume that these issues are unique to the medical products industry, there’s plenty of evidence that the same issues are common in academia. Competition for grants and desire to see one’s theories upheld in research findings offer perverse incentives and frequently spawn dubious work that ranges from sloppy to outright fraudulent. My own institution, Duke University, has seen several high-profile cases in which the manipulation of research results appears to have been driven by these factors, and questionable data and analyses were accepted by faculty co-authors because the results seemed consistent with their theories and led to further successful grants and notoriety for the investigators and the institution. Novartis faces another crisis. And for CEO Vas Narasimhan, this time is different Tags drug developmentFDAlast_img read more

G-G Tours National Reserve’s Training Camp and Outreach Project

first_imgRelatedG-G Tours National Reserve’s Training Camp and Outreach Project RelatedG-G Tours National Reserve’s Training Camp and Outreach Project G-G Tours National Reserve’s Training Camp and Outreach Project Governor GeneralJuly 11, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, today (July 10) visited the training camp of the Third Battalion, Jamaica Regiment (National Reserve) in St. Catherine, and also toured the site of the unit’s outreach project.The National Reserve is a volunteer unit, comprised of approximately 800 men and women, most of whom are employed in the public and private sectors.While at the camp, located at the Twickenham Park Military Range, the Governor-General learnt more about the unit and observed the soldiers as they went through their various training drills and exercises. He also got a chance to practise his marksmanship, hitting his target spot several times.Members of the National Reserves also took the Governor-General on a tour of the Caymanas Basic School in Caymanas Bay, where they addressed the students. The soldiers are currently helping with renovations at the school, which was chosen as the unit’s outreach project for this year in an effort to foster a closer relationship with the Caymanas Bay community.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen (left), listens as Commanding Officer, Bravo Company, Major Courtney Dunkley, outlines the training soldiers undertake in the field. The Governor-General visited the Caymanas Bay area on July 10, to observe members of the National Reserve carry out training drills.Major Radcliffe Daley said that members of the National Reserve repainted the building, built a kitchen, fixed two bathrooms, cleared the sewer, renovated a storeroom, removed wasps from the premises and cleared the yard.Today, the students benefitted from a medical outreach, organised by the soldiers, which included dental checks from the Colgate mobile clinic.“In addition, we have three doctors here from the Third Battalion, who are carrying out medical checks for back-to-school for the youngsters and also for the parents,” Major Daley said.Meanwhile principal of the school, Estella Bennett, said the repairs done by the soldiers would help to enhance the teaching and learning environment. She shared that parents from the community were excited about the renovation and had volunteered their services to the effort.center_img RelatedG-G Tours National Reserve’s Training Camp and Outreach Project Advertisementslast_img read more

Ongoing operations to remove feral deer in Royal National Park a success

first_imgOngoing operations to remove feral deer in Royal National Park a success The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) continues pest management operations across fire-impacted bushland with a recent operation removing rusa deer from Sydney’s Royal National Park. NPWS Area Manager Brendon Neilly said feral deer management is expanding into more remote, harder to access areas of Royal National Park using a range of effective and humane methods.“Controlling feral deer in the park is a critical priority for NPWS,” said Mr Neilly.“Deer cause damage to native habitats through grazing, browsing, trampling and wallowing.“Last month’s operation saw highly trained, skilled staff remove deer from a 2000-hectare section of the park that was burnt by wildfire in 2018.“Deer are impacting native plants and native habitats recovering from fire in this part of the park, including the Littoral Rainforest Threatened Ecological Community.“The area has limited trails and is not suitable for effective ground shooting so an aerial operation was conducted in accordance with the highest safety and animals welfare standards.“The half-day operation using thermal imaging technology removed 58 rusa deer in order to protect the area’s conservation values.“Independent expert advice is that aerial control is a humane method by for managing invasive pest animals and the operation was controlled by strict operational procedures that prioritised staff and visitor safety.“NPWS has undertaken regular deer control in Royal National Park since 2002 and will continue to utilise both ground and aerial control methods to reduce the impact of feral deer on the environment and the community,” Mr Neilly said.Feral deer populations continue to expand across different land tenures and now occupy an area covering around 22 per cent of NSW, up five per cent from 2016.They pose a significant threat to the survival and recovery of native vegetation, especially after fire.Following last summer’s bushfires, NPWS is implementing the largest feral animal control operation in its history to give native plants and animals the best chance to recover. /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:animal, AusPol, bushfires, community, conservation, environment, fire, Government, Impact, National Park, New South Wales, NSW, operation, rainforest, Safety, shooting, Sydney, technology, wildlifelast_img read more

$30 Million to Enhance Civic and State Square

first_img$30 Million to Enhance Civic and State Square NT GovernmentThe Territory Labor Government has announced $30 million in funding for Budget 2021 to continue delivery of the Civic and State Square revitalisation.Today, the Government has also released another fly through of the Central Heart, from a different view point, which joins all the State Square elements together.The State Square overhaul is a critical part of the historic $200 million Darwin City Deal, delivered in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Darwin.This is a significant CBD revitalisation project that will boost the Territory as the comeback capital.Over the next 12 months, the $30 million will deliver:Detailed design and constructions tenders going out to market;Documentation, approvals and staged work packages for the delivery of the Civic and State Square Masterplan over the next 5 years; andConsultation with all key stakeholders in the design development.These additional works will complement the current works that are continuing and include:Removal of the 90 bay carpark adjacent to the native garden above the underground carpark,Revitalisation of Liberty Square to provide quiet reflection spaces; andImproved pedestrian and vehicle access to the Supreme Court.By cooling, greening and revitalising the Darwin the CBD, the Territory Government is creating an attractive capital city that will bring the further economic benefits of:Enhanced tourism outcomes through development of high-quality of tourism experiences;Retail benefits in the CBD, including increased foot traffic and attraction of new business investment;Employment benefits; andIndustry development benefits.Another positive aspect of greening and cooling the city centre is the environment aspects of curbing carbon abatement and air pollution, along with heat mitigation.To view the Central Heart fly through visit https://dipl.nt.gov.au/projects/civic-and-state-square-masterplanQuotes attributed to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:“Every great city has a lively and activated city centre, and the Civic and State Square Masterplan is a stunning representation of our city’s great potential.“This landmark initiative will be a key driver in revitalising our CBD and making it a much loved destination for visitors, attracting new residents and encouraging broader investment. This is also a boost to local business and a boost for local jobs.“The redevelopment of Civic and State Square will provide more opportunities for local businesses to be involved and create local jobs in our community, while also creating a pipeline of work throughout the design, consultancy and construction stage.”Quotes attributed to the Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby:“We’re continuing to build more open, green spaces for Territorians to enjoy across the CBD. Whether you’re there for an event or just to enjoy a quiet stroll, this will be a fantastic space for everyone.”“It is our priority to support Territory businesses by creating more local jobs and boosting the number of visitors coming into our CBD.” /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:air pollution, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Central, City of Darwin, Darwin, employment, environment, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Northern Territory, Pedestrian, planning, pollution, Retail, Supreme Courtlast_img read more

This Hellcat-powered Wrangler Rubicon 6X6 is the Jeepiest Jeep ever

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CU-Boulder Thai Student Association To Raise Tsunami Relief Funds Jan. 10-14

first_imgThe Thai Student Association at the University of Colorado at Boulder will raise funds for tsunami relief efforts for four days during Jan. 10-14 at the University Memorial Center. With the exception of Wednesday, Jan. 12, the student group will operate a booth in the UMC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The booth will feature information and pictures of what is happening in Thailand as a result of the tsunami disaster, said Arunee Tanvisuth, an association member and a doctoral student in business strategy and entrepreneurship. All the money collected will go to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, Tanvisuth said. Each donor will receive a written thank you in Thai and also will receive a Thai souvenir. “We don’t want to just ask for their money, we also want to thank them for helping the Thai people,” she said. The names of all donors are planned to be posted on the Thai Student Association’s Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/StudentGroups/thaiclub. The association also will place a donation box at the Thai Avenue restaurant at 1310 College Ave. in the food court on the Hill, Tanvisuth said. The CU-Boulder Thai Student Association has about 45 members. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 5, 2005 last_img read more