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Glencore posts disappointing output figures

first_imgTuesday 5 May 2015 8:44 pm Share whatsapp whatsapp SHARES in mining firm Glencore edged up by 0.54 per cent yesterday, despite a production report for the first quarter that analysts described as “mixed” at best and “disappointing” elsewhere.Production of its top earner, copper, was down nine per cent due to lower grades at two South American mines. Copper output was 350,700 tonnes in the first quarter, below most analysts’ forecasts. The fall was due to lower grades at the Alumbrera mine in Argentina and the Antamina mine in Peru, and to a maintenance shutdown at Collahuasi, in Chile. Glencore has a bigger exposure to base metals than iron ore compared with its large rivals, with a large commodity trading division in addition to its mining and oil assets.Bernstein analyst Paul Gait said the production figures were “disappointing”, noting that base metals and coal failed to meet expectations. Meanwhile, coal production rose four per cent in the first quarter to 35.6m tonnes, thanks to the commissioning of two new thermal coal projects in South Africa. However, a potential output cut at Glencore’s Optimum coal operation in South Africa is expected to have an impact later in 2015, the company said.Glencore, which is led by Ivan Glasenberg, was knocked back by rival mining firm Rio Tinto last summer, after making an offer to take over its larger competitor. Read This NextBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Glencore posts disappointing output figures Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Anticipation builds ahead of annual charity ball in Killenard

first_img One of the highlights of the local social calendar is set to return to The Heritage in Killenard this Friday night, February 28, for the 14th annual Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball.The event has raised over €300,000 for local charities over the years.The night is in aid of the Midland Hospice build. Twitter Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 26th February 2020 Previous articleMain Street in Portlaoise should be pedestrianised argue town expertsNext articleLaois v Kilkenny National League game switched to UMPC Nowlan Park LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Home Lifestyle Anticipation builds ahead of annual charity ball in Killenard LifestyleOut and About Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Anticipation builds ahead of annual charity ball in Killenardcenter_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News Pinterest TAGSCharity BallKillenardPortarlington Speaking about this, organiser Marie Corcoran says “It is a disgrace that we are the only region to not have a hospice and this is why we are running this ball to raise funds for one.“Tullamore Lions got the ball rolling on this and we are doing all we can to help them and raise funds ourselves.”Colette Kenny is one of a trio of long-serving organisers along with Maria Molloy and Marie Corcoran who have been organising the event for over a decade.Marie Corcoran previously told LaoisToday: “We have been called the Three Musketeers and everything else as well”.The event begins at 7.30pm with smart dress when the ladies generally put the man to shame when it comes to the fashion stakes.Claire Byrne will be the special guest on the night and organiser Marie Corcoran says “We are honoured to have Claire as our special guest on Friday, she’s a great Laois woman.”Transmitter will be the music on the night, followed up by a disco.JL Sound will be singing in the lobby as the guests arrive, there will be a red carpet and it is set to be a glamorous night.300 tickets have already been snapped up with only a few tickets left.Tickets can be purchased from any of the organisers.For further information contact Marie on 087 7589896 or Colette on 086 2654277.SEE ALSO – Main Street in Portlaoise should be pedestrianised argue town experts Facebooklast_img read more

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Former rep fined $250,000 by MFDA for false loan applications

first_imgCloseup of mallet being hit on stacked coins at table in courtroom andreypopov/123RF Keywords Self-regulatory organizations,  Enforcement To secure a $70,000 RRSP loan through Investors Group, Kumar submitted a proof of assets document indicating he had $462,700 at Hampton Securities, the MFDA said. However, documents Hampton provided to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada showed he had only $202.48 in assets with the firm.The MFDA alleged Kumar used a similar method in applying for loans for clients, as well.“Not only is the conduct involving the loan applications fundamentally dishonest, it prevents the Member and/or lender from assessing the suitability of the loan application, exposes the lender to significant financial harm should the borrower default on the loan, and undermines the reputation and integrity of the securities industry,” the decision document said.The loss to lenders and borrowers in the case is not clear, it said.Because Kumar did not cooperate with the investigation, the MFDA said it was unable to determine the full extent of his misconduct. This included another allegation of misappropriated funds and facilitating the sale of off-book investments.In addition to the $250,000 fine and permanent ban, the MFDA ordered Kumar to pay costs of $10,000.Read the full decision and reasons document here. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case BFI investors plead for firm’s sale IE Staff The MFDA has permanently banned a former rep and fined him $250,000 for false loan applications and for failing to cooperate with investigations.Neil Kumar was a registered rep at Shah Financial Planning Inc. in Mississauga, Ont. from 2012 to 2016. In its decision and reasons for the penalty, the MFDA alleged that Kumar submitted loan and line of credit applications for himself and for clients that contained false information about assets and liabilities. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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New Chair of Commission on Human Medicines

first_imgNew Chair of Commission on Human Medicines The CHM provides independent expert advice to ministers on the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines. It is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.Health Minister Lord Bethell said:I am pleased to confirm Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed as Chair of the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM).He provides a wealth of clinical experience and expertise in pharmacology, genetics and the safety of medicines. He will lead the CHM at a time when its role and profile continues to be critically important in its independent and scientific assessments of the safety, quality and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as all other vaccines and medicines, to protect public health.Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed said:I am delighted to be appointed Chair of the CHM. The Commission is widely respected internationally for its work in licensing new medicines and monitoring their safety. Patient and public safety remains at the forefront of our work and I will make sure that the vital role we play in ensuring the medicines we take continue to meet the highest standards of safety, quality and efficacy.Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed is a clinical pharmacologist and geneticist who currently holds the David Weatherall Chair in Medicine at the University of Liverpool and is a Consultant Physician at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Sir Munir holds the only NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics in the UK, is Director of the Medical Research Council Centre for Drug Safety Sciences and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was until recently a CHM Commissioner and Vice Chair.NotesProfessor Sir Munir Pirmohamed has been appointed as Chair of the Commission on Human Medicines for 4 years from 12 February 2021. He replaces Professor Stuart Ralston whose appointment ended on 11 February 2021.This appointment is made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this Code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.The appointments are made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process. However, in accordance with the Code, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Sir Munir has not declared any political activity.The appointment will involve a time commitment of 33 days per year, including 11 meetings and any ad-hoc meetings based on need. Remuneration for the role will be up to £500 for the preparation required and attendance at each meeting.Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed will continue in his role as chair of the CHM’s COVID-19 Vaccines Benefit Risk Expert Working Group. /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:Commission, Commissioner, Department of Health, Government, health, health minister, liverpool, Medical research, pharmacology, Professor, public health, regulation, research council, UK, UK Government, university, University of Liverpoollast_img read more

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New Action Group to boost mental health education

first_imgNew Action Group to boost mental health education A new coalition of health and education experts has met for the first time today (Tuesday 9 March) to look at the impact of the pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and education staff across England.Education Secretary Gavin Williamson was joined by ministers from across Government, as well as Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr. Alex George, to discuss how best to respond to the mental health issues of greatest concern including the increase in eating disorders and self-harm among young people, and how to help education staff manage their mental wellbeing.The coalition agreed to take forward more action across a range of areas, including boosting the support available to help children and young people move between schools and year groups, and looking at how schools and colleges can target funding and recovery support to ensure that support reaches pupils who need it the most.Today’s meeting builds on the Government’s commitment to ensure millions more children and young people have access to specialist support, including significantly expanded mental health services, backed by an additional £79 million.The number of Mental Health Support Teams – which provide early intervention on mental health and emotional wellbeing issues in schools and colleges – will grow from the 59 set up by last March to around 400 by April 2023, supporting nearly three million children and young people.Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:Getting young people back into schools and colleges has been a national priority, not just because of the significant benefits to their education but because of the benefit to their wellbeing as well. Across society the sacrifices we have all had to make to battle to pandemic has had an impact on wellbeing and mental health, and this is especially true for young people who have had to sacrifice so much over the last year.The important work of this Mental Health Action Group will build on the significant investment we have already put into mental health in education, through training for teachers, our new health education curriculum and expert teams in schools and colleges. Today’s meeting highlights the cross-government approach we are taking to make sure we continue to support staff and students.Jointly chaired by the Education Secretary, Minister for Children and Families Vicky Ford and Universities Minister Michelle Donelan, the first meeting of the action group comes as millions of children and young people reunite with friends, classmates and their teachers, returning to the classroom with mental health and wellbeing at the centre of Government plans to enable all pupils to settle back into their daily routines.Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford said:While the pandemic continues to affect so many people in our country, our commitment to improving mental health support for all remains firm, especially through early intervention and specialist care for the young people who need it most.Mental health challenges affect so many of us on a daily basis. That’s why promoting wellbeing is at the heart of our recovery plans and why I’m proud to be jointly chairing this important new group.Universities Minister Michelle Donelan said:We know that this pandemic has taken a real toll on our students and protecting their mental health moving forward is non-negotiable.It is vital that students get the help they need – for those struggling with their mental health, there is support out there through Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters campaign, and students can also access targeted support through our Student Space platform.This action group will allow us to look further at the evidence available to identify where we can expand and improve the existing support for all who need it.Action group members also shared ways to improve training, where to focus investment and how to make wellbeing a core part of the school curriculum, as well as considering early years settings and development, university support, and sector-wide widespread mental health and wellbeing training opportunities.Minister for Mental Health, Nadine Dorries, said:I am acutely aware of how difficult this pandemic has been and this government is committed to supporting everyone’s mental health, including children and young people. Today’s meeting is a prime example of the steps we are taking to ensure we’re supporting their wellbeing during this pandemic and beyond through early intervention.The pandemic has disrupted children’s routines – particularly with home schooling and the impact of this on their learning and seeing their friends – and although children are resilient, it’s crucial we continue to support them as things get back to normal.I encourage anyone who needs support to reach out to someone they trust or their GP – these services are here to help.Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George said:Young people in this country have shown incredible resilience during the pandemic, but we need to recognise that many have struggled with their mental health.Schools can play a vital role in a young person’s development and wellbeing, and the extra investment for Mental Health Support Teams will make a huge difference.I want every young person in this country to know that they can speak out and access support when they need it and I will continue working closely with the Government on this important work.Education staff will be supported to respond to the emotional and mental health pressures some children and young people may be feeling as a result of COVID-19 as they return to school by the Wellbeing for Education Return programme backed by £8 million, and free online psychological training modules on how to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by emergencies or crisis situations.Catherine Roche, CEO of Place2Be said:We know from our school-based mental health professionals that young people have been deeply affected by the pandemic.It’s therefore really positive to see the worlds of Education and Health come together at this crucial time. Schools are fantastic in providing easily accessible, destigmatised support for children and families, but teaching staff cannot do this alone. Expert support from mental health professionals will be crucial as we move forward and understand the true impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health.The first meeting of the Mental Health in Education Action Group was chaired jointly by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families and Michelle Donelan, Minister of State for Universities. Other action group attendees from within the government include Nadine Dorries, Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health and policy officials from across the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England.Attendees include Emma Thomas, Chief Executive of Young Minds; Paul Farmer CBE, Chief Executive of Mind; Catherine Roche, Chief Executive of Place2Be; Sir Norman Lamb, Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition; Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the National Children’s Bureau; Matthew Purves, Chair of the Schools and Wellbeing Partnership; Steve West, Chair of the Mental Health in HE Advisory Group; Rosie Tressler OBE, Chief Executive of Student Minds; Dr Peter Fonagy, National Clinical Adviser on Children and Young People mental health at NHS England; Dr Alex George, Youth Mental Health Ambassador and a student representative from the Office for Students’ student panel. /Public Release. 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With over 400,000 Easter campers expected to hit road, safety is important to ensuring a great holiday

first_imgWith over 400,000 Easter campers expected to hit road, safety is important to ensuring a great holiday Caravan Industry Association of AustraliaAs camping becomes increasingly popular with Australians with RV registrations surpassing 741,000, safety will be key this Easter to ensuring that the 400,000 plus campers who intend to hit the road have a great time and create happy memories.“The camping lifestyle can play a critical role in the economic and tourism recovery with an average spend per trip of $544 but not at the expense of safety.”“In addition to seasoned campers, a lot of Australians will be enjoying the camping lifestyle for the first time and now is an important time to put safety messaging and education ‘front of mind’.” said Keelan Howard GM – Marketing & Communications. In preparation Caravan Industry Association of Australia will undertake a social and digital awareness campaign via its consumer brand ‘Let’s Go Caravan & Camping’ that focuses on pre-planning, in-trip and at your caravan holiday park messaging.Key messaging will include towing, fatigue management, rest and truck stop usage, the importance of pre-planning and focus on pool usage and shared spaces in caravan parks.Caravan Industry Association of Australian working in collaboration with industry experts and organisations such as the National Heavy Regulator and Queensland Trucking Association have created educational assets that include the Caravan Towing Guide https://caravantowingguide.com.au/ and the Co-Exist website https://coexist.org.au/ . These websites provide educational content that includes understanding your RV setup, pre-planning trips, UHF usage and the appropriate use of rest stops.Caravan holiday park safety messages will also heavily focus on topics that include pool safety and ‘shared spaces’ in caravan parks.Further industry safety initiatives include the Defibrillator subsidy program, in partnership with the Federal Government, is designed to encourage caravan holiday park operators to install devices to help save lives of those experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. To date, over 700 defibs have been installed in caravan parks and campgrounds around the country, helping to create a footprint to support regional communities with a network of defibrillators. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, campaign, cardiac arrest, communications, defibrillator, digital, Easter, education, Federal, federal government, Government, Howard, industry, Queensland, truckinglast_img read more

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Canada and Ontario invest in improved recreational infrastructure for residents of East Ferris

first_imgCanada and Ontario invest in improved recreational infrastructure for residents of East Ferris From: Infrastructure CanadaToday, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Her Worship Pauline Rochefort, Mayor of the Municipality of East Ferris, announced joint funding to rehabilitate and expand Corbeil Park Recreation Hub.Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Her Worship Pauline Rochefort, Mayor of the Municipality of East Ferris, announced joint funding to rehabilitate and expand Corbeil Park Recreation Hub.The project work includes improvements to the park’s soccer field; addition of an overhead cover with lighting for the outdoor rink; renovation of the existing tennis court and the construction of another; lighting and signage for the parking lot; and replacement of playground equipment with new accessible equipment. The project will enable the Municipality of East Ferris to improve access to recreational opportunities by providing a larger, safer, and more accessible facility.The Government of Canada is investing $581,222 in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $484,303, while the Municipality of East Ferris is contributing $387,530.All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when needed most.Quotes“Recreational facilities are the heart of Canadian communities. With the Municipality of East Ferris celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year, these improvements to Corbeil Park will make this vital community hub the place for residents to stay active for years to come. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“The project renovations will enable East Ferris greater recreational opportunities by providing a larger, safer, and more accessible outdoor space for all to enjoy. Supporting cultural and recreational infrastructure projects like this helps to make our communities stronger and more inclusive.”The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure“On behalf of the citizens of East Ferris, the Municipality wishes to thank the Federal and Provincial Governments for their generous investment in our recreational amenities in Corbeil. Recreation is at the heart of why many residents choose to live in East Ferris and the project improvements will ensure that our amenities support our expanding community.”Her Worship Pauline Rochefort, Mayor of the Municipality of East FerrisQuick factsUnder the Investing in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.Across Ontario, the Government of Canada has invested more than $8.2 billion in over 2,785 infrastructure projects.Over the next 10 years, the Government of Ontario is investing approximately $320 million across the province and the federal government is investing approximately $407 million in Ontario under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. This stream supports the construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities that improve community infrastructure (e.g., community centres, libraries), and support upgrades to recreational venues (e.g., arenas, recreational spaces) and cultural spaces (e.g., theatres, museums).Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green; and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure. /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. 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Funding welcomed for Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre upgrade

first_imgFunding welcomed for Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre upgrade City of Ballarat Mayor Daniel Moloney has welcomed the announcement of $1.02 million in Victorian Government funding for an upgrade to Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre in Wendouree.Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison announced the funding on Tuesday from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.The City of Ballarat will contribute $130,000 and the Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre will put in $13,000 for the upgrade, which will include six new ‘Hot Shots’ courts, which are designed for children aged 4 to 11 years to develop their skills.Court lighting at the Dowling Street facility will be upgraded to new LED lighting infrastructure and fittings to meet Australian standards for club competitions. City of Ballarat Mayor Daniel Moloney said the new courts would have a big impact on tennis in Ballarat.“The new courts and infrastructure will make it easier for the Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre to increase local participation rates in tennis and to attract more tournaments to the city, with the economic benefits that brings.”“COVID-19 has impacted levels of participation in organised sport in Ballarat, and major facilities upgrades like this help our community sports organisations to attract and retain Ballarat participants.”Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said the funding was great news for the community.“Congratulations to the Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre on receiving funding from the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus program. This significant project will encourage more people, particularly emerging players, to take up tennis.”The funding is great news for not only Ballarat Tennis, the Ballarat community as this project will inject over $1 million into the local economy.”“With this investment in the Hot Shots courts, the next Ash Barty might just come from Ballarat.” /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:Australian, Ballarat, Ballarat City Council, children, community, court, covid-19, Economy, Government, Impact, infrastructure, Investment, local council, meet, participants, project, sports, tennis, Victorialast_img read more

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Cuban tourism expert available for media interviews

first_imgStock photo of Cuba.Roland, an associate professor of anthropology, studies the Cuban tourism economy. She says limiting tourism serves to strengthen the communist regime. She is also fluent in Spanish.“Limiting the number of Americans who travel to Cuba for people-to-people exchanges negatively affects the emerging self-employment sector that constitutes one of the few groups with the power to press for socio-economic changes within Cuba,” Roland said.Contact: Andrew Sorensen, CU Boulder media [email protected] Roland, associate professor of [email protected]o.edu Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 4, 2019 The Trump administration announced it would end “people-to-people” and cruise ship trips to Cuba. CU Boulder expert Kaifa Roland is available for media interviews.last_img read more

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Statement on Visiting Professor Eastman

first_img Published: April 29, 2021 The campus’s decisions regarding Professor Eastman were made in accordance with its university policies concerning freedom of expression and academic freedom. Consistent with First Amendment principles and the university’s policies, Professor Eastman is able to speak on any subject he wishes and pursue his scholarship. The university has taken no action that would deter a reasonable person from engaging in free speech, and Professor Eastman continues to express his views in writing, John Eastman’s Statement on His Retirement from Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law – The American Mind, on television, Now-Retired Law Professor John Eastman Says His Words at Trump’s ‘Save America’ Rally Did Not Incite U.S. Capitol Siege (msn.com), and at in-person events, What Really Happened? An Insider’s Perspective on Representing the President and Claims of Election Fraud.  The university, however, is not constitutionally obligated to have him serve in a representational capacity when he exercises his right to free speech.  Professor Eastman was not suspended.  The College of Arts & Sciences canceled his spring courses for low enrollment in accordance with its policies. Provost Moore appropriately relieved him from performing outreach functions on behalf of the Benson Center, because his continued performance of those duties would likely cause disruption and harm to the center.Categories:University Statements Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more