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Prosecco on tap? How terribly gauche (and illegal), the Italians say

Prosecco on tap? How terribly gauche (and illegal), the Italians say

first_img Share Catherine Neilan Prosecco on tap? How terribly gauche (and illegal), the Italians say More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElvenarIf You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MD Tags: NULLcenter_img Prosecco on tap. Sounds great to us, but according to the producers of Italy’s answer to Champagne it’s not only gauche, it’s also illegal.   The Prosecco DOC Consortium doesn’t pop its cork for every drinking establishment it sees – British pubs specifically, where the drink is available on tap.  The situation has got so bad even Italian politicians are getting involved. Michaele Anzaldi, an MP from the country’s Democratic Party, is leading the battle cry to have the drink put back in the bottle.  “The government will act immediately, in conjunction with the EU, against the United Kingdom and the incorrect serving of Prosecco in British pubs,” he said. “We will find out if sanctions have already have been applied and if not how best we can discourage further violations that are damaging a valuable sector of our economy.” “It’s one thing to drink Prosecco, a protected brand, but quite another to drink pseudo-wine pumped with carbon dioxide, as seems to be served in some British pubs.” Since 2009 Prosecco has been afforded the same rights as Champagne, meaning that the name can only be used to describe wine produced in the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region it is produced, rather than the grape it comes from.  “And this means it can only be sold in the bottle,” Luca Giavi, the director of the Prosecco DOC Consortium, told The Telegraph. “We’re not moaning or trying to criticise anyone. It’s all about helping the customer.”  There is even the suggestion that those who don’t comply with the rules be fined. Consortium president Stefano Zanettin has reportedly told La Repubblica: “The fines range from €2,000 (£1,500) to €20,000 and are a valid instrument to dissuade this activity,” although he said “educating customers” would be preferable.  Britain is currently the biggest importer of Prosecco, after a 40 per cent increase last year.  Thursday 8 January 2015 4:30 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Global growth picks up but could be hindered by lack of investment

Global growth picks up but could be hindered by lack of investment

first_imgWednesday 3 June 2015 8:31 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Global growth picks up but could be hindered by lack of investment whatsapp GLOBAL growth is expected to move closed towards its pre-crisis trend rate by the end of next year, but increased capital spending is needed to push economies forward.According to the latest outlook from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), activity is becoming more evenly shared across major economies and overall external imbalances are less marked than in the run-up to 2007.The group sees global growth at 3.1 per cent in 2015, rising to 3.8 per cent in 2016. The upturn in global growth is expected thanks to low oil prices, widespread monetary easing and a reduction in the drag from fiscal consolidation in the major economies.However, the OECD warned that the global economy “can be characterised as only achieving a muddling-through “B-minus ” grade”, with growth in the first quarter of this year being weaker than in any quarter since the crisis. It added that weak investment in many economies is hindering an increase in consumption, job creation and wage rises, while also eroding the prospects for long-term sustainable growth.“The global economy is projected to strengthen, but the pace of recovery remains weak and investment has yet to take off,” OECD secretary-general Angel Gurria said. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirror Share Express KCS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ivory Coast trade gets a lift as European consumers get a taste for mangoes

Ivory Coast trade gets a lift as European consumers get a taste for mangoes

first_img© Lazyllama An Air France KLM Martinair Cargo spokesman said: “Fruits such as mangoes are very seasonal and this period lasts around two or three months throughout March, April and May, when large quantities are being exported by sea, thanks to reefer containers, and air. Exotic fruits are being appreciated more and more in European countries.”In 2014, Africa is reported to have exported $152m worth of mangoes, with the Ivory Coast accounting for an estimated $41m of this. Mangoes are now the third most exported commodity from the Ivory Coast – nearly 10% of its agricultural GDP.The service also highlights the growing importance of Madrid-Barajas Airport as a valuable gateway for perishables supply chains. By Sophia Murray 29/04/2016center_img Air France, KLM Martinair Cargo and Fermac Cargo have launched a new freighter route from the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan to Madrid to target northbound mango exports.Since launching in early April, an estimated 90,000kg of Kent variety mangoes have been transported on 777-300 freighters.Fermac Cargo is acting as the service provider to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, providing customs clearance, air transport management and agriculture health and trade checks.Eight further flights are also scheduled and the service’s launch shows growing demand for mangoes from European consumers.last_img read more

Doctors hail China’s pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs

Doctors hail China’s pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs

first_img In a sign of the issue’s symbolic importance to China, the conference took place in an ornate, chandeliered ballroom inside the Great Hall of the People, the building next to Tiananmen Square that typically hosts foreign leaders and ceremonial Communist Party events.advertisement Tags Chinaorgan harvestingsurgeons By Associated Press Oct. 17, 2016 Reprints Related: In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors HealthDoctors hail China’s pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs Doctors at the conference Monday described meeting patients and visiting hospitals around the country, and said the recorded usage of drugs given to transplant patients lined up with China’s reported numbers of transplants.Dr. Jose Nunez, an adviser on organ transplants to the World Health Organization, told the audience that he believed China was building the “next great” system.“You are taking this country to a leading position within the transplantation world,” he said.Others offered praise for Chinese officials, but stopped short of saying whether they could confirm China had stopped using executed inmates’ organs.“It’s not a matter for us to prove to you that it’s zero,” said Dr. Francis Delmonico, a longtime surgeon and a professor at Harvard Medical School. “It’s a matter for the government to fulfill what is the law, just as it is in the other countries of the world that we go to.”China is believed to perform more executions than any other country, though the government does not disclose how many. Associated Press About the Author Reprints Related: While China suppresses most discussions about human rights, government officials and state media have publicly talked about their commitment to ending a practice opposed by doctors and human rights groups due to fears that it promotes executions and coercion. The former vice minister of health, Dr. Huang Jiefu, publicly acknowledged in 2005 that China harvested executed inmates’ organs for transplant, and a paper he coauthored six years later reported that as many as 90 percent of Chinese transplant surgeries using organs from dead people came from those put to death.Huang has also responded to a report earlier this year that a Canadian patient apparently received a kidney from an executed inmate by announcing that the doctor and the hospital in question were suspended from performing more transplants.A key impediment is that members of a donor’s immediate family have the right to veto any transplant once the person is dead. There is also a traditional aversion to the removal of body parts from the dead and a fear that donated organs could be exploited for monetary gain.Dr. Philip O’Connell, the immediate past president of the Transplantation Society, told reporters later that he would work with doctors supporting reform in any country.“The options are that you completely isolate someone, which means that generally their practices get compounded, or you engage with them and you tell them your point of view and explain why it would be better for them to change,” O’Connell said. “That is, I think in the simple terms, what we’re doing.”— Nomaan Merchant Surgeons from around the world gathered in Beijing in China’s latest effort to fight persistent skepticism about whether its hospitals have stopped performing transplants with the organs of executed prisoners. Ng Han Guan/AP BEIJING — Surgeons from around the world gathered at a conference in Beijing on Monday in China’s latest effort to fight persistent skepticism about whether its hospitals have stopped performing transplants with the organs of executed prisoners.Doctors from the World Health Organization and the Montreal-based Transplantation Society who were invited to the conference by China praised Chinese officials for reforms they have made in the transplant system, including a ban put in place last year on using organs from executed inmates.Doubts persist that China is accurately reporting figures or meeting its pledge given its severe shortage of organ donors and China’s long-standing black-market organ trade. By its own figures, China has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the world, and even the system’s advocates say it needs hundreds of additional hospitals and doctors.advertisement Hospitals are throwing out organs and denying transplants to meet federal standards last_img read more

Caught on video: Charlotte County porch pirate steals Amazon package

Caught on video: Charlotte County porch pirate steals Amazon package

first_imgSecurity camera captures moment 2 Charlotte County burglars realized they were on tape June 16, 2021 Advertisement WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott donates millions to 3 Florida schools June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Law enforcement is searching for the suspect, who took off with an Amazon package. The person can be seen wearing gray gray sweatpants, a black long-sleeve shirt, black gloves, and black sneakers. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect is estimated to be around 5’10” and around 180 pounds. Tips can be reported to the Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-0013. AdvertisementTags: AmazonCharlotte CountyPorch Pirates AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– A porch pirate was caught on camera at a home on Explorer Road. AdvertisementIf you have information but wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021last_img read more

Laois radio presenter wins an astounding two IMRO awards

Laois radio presenter wins an astounding two IMRO awards

first_img Council Laois radio presenter wins an astounding two IMRO awards Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter By Siun Lennon – 9th October 2018 Midlands 103 brought home a staggering amount of accolades at the National Radio Awards last Friday, October 5.Among those to gather top prizes on the night was Midlands 103 presenter and Laois native Ann Marie Kelly.Ann Marie picked up the Best Magazine Programme with her The Open Door broadcast and Best Specialist Music Broadcaster.Only local radio station to win two gold awardsAbbeyleix woman Ann Marie picked up two golden awards in both categories and Midlands 103 was the only local radio station to win two gold IMRO awards on the night.Ann Marie is highly involved in local events in Laois, and MC’d the LaoisToday launch night was November.Will Faulkner received silver in the Speech Broadcaster – Local/Regional and his programme Midlands Today was the runner up in the Current Affairs Programme category.Midlands 103 was nominated in six categories in total.SEE ALSO – ‘Atlantic Bomb’ could be coming our way, according to Midlands weather forecaster TAGSAnn Marie KellyMidlands 103 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Home News Community Laois radio presenter wins an astounding two IMRO awards NewsCommunity WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articlePortlaoise school bid for world championship placeNext articleWATCH: Killenard NS raise the roof with County Final song for O’Dempsey’s Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Community last_img read more

Legal “loophole” thwarts OSC investigation

Legal “loophole” thwarts OSC investigation

first_img Keywords Enforcement,  RegulationCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Related news B sought assurance from the OSC that testifying would not breach B’s employment contract. Failing that, B wanted to seek the same assurance from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.The Ontario Securities Act requires a person who has received a summons under Section 13 of the act to testify. Section 154 of the act provides protection from contract-based lawsuits arising from said testimony when a person discloses information “in compliance with Ontario securities law.”And that’s where the apparent loophole came into play. Section 1 of the Ontario Securities Act defines “Ontario securities law” as the act itself or a decision made under the act — but not a summons, per se.OSC staff argued, among other things, that the summons B had received amounted to a decision by the OSC and therefore fell under Ontario securities law. But Timothy Moseley, the OSC vice chair who heard the case, disagreed, noting that the “linguistic contortion necessary to conclude that a summons is a decision would, in my view, require a clear expression of legislative intent.”Moseley ultimately decided the OSC didn’t have the jurisdiction to determine whether B’s testimony would violate the terms of B’s employment contract and authorized B’s request to take the matter up with the Superior Court.In an interview, securities lawyer Robert Keller said Moseley’s decision offered a “very technical” interpretation of the Securities Act. “Because of the way the Securities Act is drafted, I think the legislation inadvertently created a loophole,” Keller said.Keller noted that the order that sets up an investigation under Section 11 of the Securities Act “clearly is a decision of the commission, so it is part of Ontario securities law.” But a summons isn’t a decision, so it technically isn’t part of Ontario securities law as defined by the act. Consequently, Keller said, the protections offered by Section 154 of the Securities Act do not apply — which means B’s employer could, theoretically, sue B if B were to testify.Keller said that it’s important not to “impute bad motives” to either B or B’s counsel in this case. The OSC decision, Keller noted, did not indicate whether B has been accused of wrongdoing.“This is not just about losing your job — you could be sued,” Keller said. “You could be out hundreds of thousands of dollars if you answer questions your employer didn’t want you answering.”It’s now up to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to determine whether B’s employment contract precludes B from testifying to the OSC. But it’s highly unlikely, Keller suggested, that the court will rule that an employment contract shields B from testifying.“I cannot imagine a world in which the Superior Court of Justice will say an employment contract somehow immunizes you from having to testify confidentially to the Ontario Securities Commission,” Keller said.It could be a long time, however, before the court makes a decision in this case — assuming it makes a decision at all.“What if B decides not to apply to the Superior Court of Justice?” Keller said. “I’m just speculating, but it could be a while before we see a decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP Greg Dalgetty Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator An apparent loophole in the Ontario Securities Act has allowed an unnamed individual to avoid answering questions in an Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) investigation — for now.The individual — identified only as B in a recent OSC decision — said they wanted to co-operate with the investigation and answer questions in response to a summons, but feared that doing so would violate the terms of their employment contract. Regulators issue new reporting guidance on systems outages gavel 123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

$1.46 Billion for PATH

$1.46 Billion for PATH

first_img$1.46 Billion for PATH UncategorizedMarch 31, 2007 Related$1.46 Billion for PATH Related$1.46 Billion for PATH Related$1.46 Billion for PATHcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will receive $1.46 billion for the 2007/08 fiscal year, to provide better, and more cost-effective social assistance to the poor and most vulnerable in the society.This provision is contained in the 2007/08 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.Funded by the Government of Jamaica and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the programme seeks to support the government’s efforts to transform the Social Security Net (SSN) into a fiscally sound and more efficient system of social assistance for the poor and vulnerable.In addition, the programme aims to consolidate major income transfer programmes into unified benefit programmes that ensure: meaningful levels of benefits; cost-efficient and accessible delivery system; and access to benefits linked to desirable behaviour changes for promoting investment in human capital and development of the poor, especially children.PATH during the 2007/08 fiscal period is expected to make monthly payments to approximately 236,000 eligible beneficiaries; implement an electronic payment system; complete the establishment of an Information System to support the efficient management of the programme; continue the institutionalization phase of the programme; continue the re-certification exercise of all PATH beneficiaries; and complete the legislative framework of the programme.Since its establishment in February 2002, some 203,528 beneficiaries have received payments under the programme; approximately 20,000 poor relief beneficiaries received payments; and more than 300 information dissemination sessions called ‘PATH Days’ have been held islandwide. The programme was extended by the World Bank to March 2008. Advertisementslast_img read more

UK on cusp of a transport revolution, as self-driving vehicles set to be worth nearly £42 billion by 2035

UK on cusp of a transport revolution, as self-driving vehicles set to be worth nearly £42 billion by 2035

first_imgUK on cusp of a transport revolution, as self-driving vehicles set to be worth nearly £42 billion by 2035 report predicts connected and automated vehicles (CAV) to be worth £41.7 billion by 2035investment in this area could create nearly 40,000 jobs on British soil – helping to build back greenerground-breaking report cements the UK as a world-leader in CAV technologyThe full economic value of self-driving vehicles in the UK has been revealed, as Transport Minister Rachel Maclean sets out that the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) market could be worth £41.7 billion by 2035.Addressing the CES technology conference today, Minister Maclean is set to unveil a report, conducted by researchers at the Connected Places Catapult, Element Energy and Cambridge Econometrics. The report forecasts that in 2035, 40% of new UK car sales could have self-driving capabilities, with a total market value of £41.7 billion – setting the future of self-driving vehicles further within Great Britain’s grasp.This could in turn create nearly 40,000 skilled jobs in the CAV technology area, strengthening the UK economy and reinforcing this government’s commitment to building back greener and stronger.Transport Minister Rachel Maclean said:The investment in and development of CAVs could truly transform the way people and goods are transported, with innovation like this at the heart of our ambition to build back better.We’re on the cusp of a driving revolution. Not only could this tech unlock vast opportunities for the UK economy and jobs market, it could significantly improve the safety and efficiency of how we travel over the coming decades.Since 2015, government has worked to make the UK one of the best places in the world to develop and deploy CAV technology.Government has already invested £200 million into CAV research and development (R&D), helping British start-ups develop their tech for use both in the UK and internationally.Together with industry, this investment has led to many successes.UK start-ups that have received government R&D support, including Five and Oxbotica, have gone on to successfully raise tens of millions of dollars in private investment, competing internationally with some of the world’s largest self-driving vehicle companies.In 2020, Oxbotica launched Project Endeavour, which will be running highly automated trials in Oxford, London and Birmingham. The project will demonstrate automated driving in a variety of urban and city environments and will develop models with local authorities and communities to help them prepare for the future launch of automated vehicle services.Several government-backed CAV trials have also successfully demonstrated world-leading capabilities in recent years, such as the Streetwise project in London in 2019, which saw self-driving vehicles carrying commuters to and from work.The ambition to make the UK the best place in the world to deploy CAVs is also being realised through work to update UK law and regulations to make sure that the technology can be safely used on UK roads. In August 2020, government announced a consultation to enable the use of Automated Lane Keeping Systems – an early form of automation in vehicles – on UK roads as early as this year. The response to this consultation is set to be published in early 2021.Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, said:Self-driving vehicles represent a huge economic opportunity for the UK, unlocking much-needed jobs and economic growth.Government is backing business to realise this – driving forward the future of the UK’s automotive and technology sectors and helping us build back better.Nicola Yates, CEO of Connected Places Catapult, said:CAV technologies have the potential to revolutionise transport. Designed in the right way, a system of connected autonomous vehicles could make our transport network more accessible, safer, more efficient and better for the environment. Connected Places Catapult has been pleased to partner with stakeholders across government, industry and academia over several years to make sure that the UK is one of the best places in the world for CAV development. This new report, developed in partnership with Element Energy and Cambridge Econometrics, shines a light on the economic opportunities for a UK CAV industry. /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:building, business, Cambridge, conference, efficiency, environment, Government, Great Britain, innovation, Investment, London, Self-driving, technology, Transport, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Landmark GovHub Opens Doors For New Jobs In Ballarat

Landmark GovHub Opens Doors For New Jobs In Ballarat

first_imgLandmark GovHub Opens Doors For New Jobs In Ballarat VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its jobs promise to Ballarat, with workers in hundreds of new and relocated positions at the completed GovHub to boost the local economy and help revitalise the city’s CBD.Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas was today joined by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison, Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Ballarat community leaders to open the purpose-built $100 million GovHub building that will enable long-term jobs growth for the region.The Labor Government committed $47.8 million in 2017 to bring public-sector jobs to Ballarat. The John Wardle Architects-designed GovHub will see almost 900 workers initially moving into the building in stages from next week.More than 1,000 jobs have now been supported through the GovHub and the establishment of Police Assistance Line operations in Ballarat.Jobs have been moving to Ballarat since the Labor Government announced the GovHub project. Tenants have been recruiting local staff as vacancies have become available, including Consumer Affairs Victoria which established an office in Ballarat in 2018 for local recruitment purposes.The GovHub’s construction has been a major boost for the local and regional economy with 500 jobs created during construction led by head contractor Kane Nicholson Joint Venture.More than 60 companies from Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong provided cranes, building supplies, hydraulics and electrical, plumbing and engineering services.Staff in the Ballarat GovHub will include workers from Service Victoria, VicRoads, Consumer Affairs Victoria, Working with Children Check Victoria, the State Revenue Office, Regional Development Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Department of Education and Training. The VicRoads Customer Hub will be open for customers from Monday, 10 May.The GovHub’s design reflects the theme of the original Civic Hall precinct and includes more than 200 car parking spaces. The Catobeen Building within the GovHub recognises Wadawurrung Traditional Owners and will provide a community venue for music, art and celebrations.As stated by Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas“The GovHub is a key part of our work to revitalise the Ballarat CBD, create local jobs, increase business confidence and attract private sector investment.”“This is a landmark development and will underpin jobs for Ballarat people for generations to come.”As stated by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison“The GovHub is helping transform Ballarat and strengthen our economy, with hundreds of jobs already created and many more to come now that it’s open for business.”As stated by Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle“The GovHub is just one of the projects we’re backing in Ballarat to make our city and region an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.” /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:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Ballarat, Bendigo, Buninyong, community, education, Engineering, environment, Geelong, Government, Investment, Nicholson, planning, purpose-built, regional development, Victorialast_img read more