Sadiq Khan warns of return to ‘bad old days’ without new TfL bailout

first_imgIn addition, he said that planned upgrades to services such as the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines would have to be shelved, as would investments into projects such as extending the DLR to Thamesmead.  Sadiq Khan warns of return to ‘bad old days’ without new TfL bailout Tory London Assembly member Keith Prince accused Khan of playing political games with his comments. Monday 28 September 2020 5:49 pm Sadiq Khan has asked for £4.9bn in new funding for TfL. (Getty Images) Also Read: Sadiq Khan warns of return to ‘bad old days’ without new TfL bailout Sadiq Khan has asked for £4.9bn in new funding for TfL. (Getty Images) Also Read: Sadiq Khan warns of return to ‘bad old days’ without new TfL bailout An initial £1.6bn bailout deal was agreed in May, but is due to run out on 17 October. TfL has previously said that it will require nearly £5bn over the next 18 months in order to stabilise its financial position. Sadiq Khan has asked for £4.9bn in new funding for TfL. (Getty Images) City Hall officials are currently in negotiations with government over a new financial support package for the transport operator, which has had its finances hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. whatsapp “We would rather avoid negotiating through the media, so it would not be appropriate to disclose further details at this stage.” whatsapp On the Mayor’s watch, 21 major transport upgrades have been delayed or cancelled due to Khan’s financial incompetence. That’s not to mention Khan’s failure to deliver Crossrail which has been delayed yet again.  Sharecenter_img Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data “The choice is stark”, Khan said: “A safe and effective transport network that continues to deliver for Londoners and support jobs in the capital and across the UK, or a Government-led spiral of disinvestment that sees vital infrastructure age and fail. Edward Thicknesse Without such funding, Khan warned that the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic would stall, with TfL unable to run safe, reliable, and frequent transport services that enable social distancing. “I remember what it was like 20 years ago before the sustained investment we’ve seen over the last two decades – crumbling Tube lines, unreliable services, old-fashioned ticketing system and lack of coordination. We must not return to the bad old days.” Of this, £2bn will be required for the second half of this year, with a further £2.9bn required in the following financial year. “Sadiq Khan has some brass neck to warn about underinvestment if TfL isn’t bailed out again given his record. “Londoners are sick of Khan’s political press releases which do nothing to deliver for our city. Khan’s TfL games are becoming predictable; issue a shocking warning, agree a deal, and blame everything in it on the Government.” A DfT spokesperson said: “The Government is engaging with Transport for London and the Mayor on the impacts of Covid-19 on TfL’s finances. These discussions are ongoing and will ensure London has a safe, reliable network while delivering a fair deal to taxpayers. TfL is dependent on fares for 70 per cent of its revenues, having had its government operating grant removed in 2018. This compares to 38 per cent in New York and 47 per cent in Madrid’s transport system. Sadiq Khan has warned that Transport for London (TfL) will return to the “bad old days” of crumbling infrastructure and unreliable services if the government does not provide it with a second bailout. “If the Mayor is serious about securing another bailout for TfL, Khan must work constructively with the Government to get TfL’s finances back on track. At the peak of the pandemic, TfL’s passenger numbers were down over 90 per cent. Although numbers had started to creep up again as lockdown restrictions were eased, the number of people on the Tube is still lagging at 35 per cent.  Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Want to learn Tlingit? There’s a new app for that.

first_imgScreenshot of the Tlingit Games app, during the Birds game. (Screenshot by Lakeidra Chavis/ KTOO)A screenshot of the Tlingit Language app from the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Screenshot by Lakeidra Chavis/ KTOO)Screenshot of the Tlingit Games app, during the Ocean game. (Screenshot by Lakeidra Chavis/ KTOO)123

Dye designed the birds herself; each one took about a day, with the goal is to match what someone might see in our actual world with their Tlingit names.Hotch has been working on the language app since the year began — editing and gathering audio, some that’s decades old, from Sealaska Heritage Institute’s archives.“There’s also years and years of work of collecting the audio,” Dye said, “that a lot of current and past employees have been working on, and that’s been going on for many years.“Yeah, there’s so many people that have done a lot of work in the language and it’s exciting to make it more accessible to everyone,” Hotch said.The other app, Learning Tlingit, has about 300 entries in three main categories—alphabet, vocabulary, and phrases.“One of the more difficult but super useful phrases for a beginning learner is ‘I don’t know,’” Hotch said.Hotch says she’s not a fluent speaker, so she tried to pick entries that would be helpful for someone who’s learning.“What’s probably going to be some really popular category phrases is introductions and learning Tlingit and probably meal time,” she said, “everyone eats, yeah?”She says the goal was to create a game that exemplifies the organization’s mission.“Especially Haa Shuká ,” Hotch said, “that’s the concept of, you’re connected to the past, present, and future. We have audio of all of these speakers, and some of them have gone on, but we’re making it available for present and future generations to help perpetuate the language and culture.”The institute hopes apps like this will give people the tools they need to learn and maintain the language.Share this story: Alaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | Education | Juneau | Science & Tech | SealaskaWant to learn Tlingit? There’s a new app for that.August 31, 2016 by Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO Share:Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Kathy Dye, left and Katrina Hotch both worked on the recently released Tlingit Language and Tlingit Games apps. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)There are only a few hundred Tlingit speakers in the world, according to linguists and researchers.In a world where English is considered the dominant language, Tlingit is endangered, linguistically speaking.The Sealaska Heritage Institute hopes to combat that.The organization announced the release of two free apps Monday, aimed at making learning the language more accessible.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/08/30TLINGITAPP.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Katrina Hotch is behind two recently released apps to help people learn Tlingit.Earlier this week, I sat down with Hotch and Kathy Dye. Dye walked me through the Tlingit Games app, which has two naming games in it.The game features a colorful array of about a dozen birds common throughout Southeast, there’s even a hummingbird that flies in and out of your screen.last_img read more

Wrangell cancels its 65-year-old King Salmon Derby

first_imgFisheries | Southeast | SportsWrangell cancels its 65-year-old King Salmon DerbyApril 6, 2018 by June Leffler, KSTK-Wrangell Share:Wrangell canceled its annual king salmon derby for the first time because of record low chinook forecasts and state restrictions.Wrangell has held the longest king derby in Southeast Alaska, lasting a whole month.The local Chamber of Commerce will hold a silver salmon derby instead.Audio Playerhttps://kstk-org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/04cohoderby.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Other towns had limited or canceled their derbies in the past.This marks the first change for Wrangell since the event’s beginning 65 years ago.The cancellation is due to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s area closures.The agency announced in January that District 8, at the mouth of the Stikine River, would be closed for sport retention from April to mid-July.The local chamber had anticipated further closures, and got the official notice last week.Districts 6 and 7 are closed until mid-June. They encompass waters surrounding the entirety of Wrangell Island west to Coffman Cove.“It’s really unfortunate that our king salmon derby is being canceled, but there’s nothing we can do about it considering the closures,” said Cyni Crary, executive director of the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce. “We feel like this is an excellent opportunity to bring back the coho salmon derby.”Wrangell’s derby for silver or coho salmon is a throwback for the town, last held in the late 1970s.This marks the first time it will be held not in conjunction with a king derby.“This time people aren’t going to be able to fish for quite a while and retain the fish,” Crary said. “It will get people really excited to get on the water and compete.”The silver derby is meant to supplement the excitement and the economic boost usually seen with the king derby.Out of town folks come to Wrangell to fish the derby, and local retailers could always count on getting a boost from the event.“Just everything that people get when they go out fishing, from their fishing licenses, to their beer, to their bait,”Crary says.The Silver Salmon Derby will be during the weekends from Aug. 11 through Sept. 3.This year’s derby tickets will be reduced from $35 to $20. The chamber will award weekly $250 cash prizes, with a $500 prize for Labor Day weekend.The top awards will be based on a cumulative three-fish catch. Those prizes are $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third.Share this story:last_img read more

New Look sales, profits rise despite “competitive” market

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp Catherine Neilan 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 MirrorLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseTele 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 Past New Look’s new parents will be pleased with the fast fashion’s latest set of results, showing the turnaround under Anders Kristiansen continuing to stabilise a previously struggling business. The figuresRevenues were up 3.4 per cent to £1.4bn for the year to March 28, as like-for-likes climbed four per cent and UK like-for-likes rose 5.1 per cent.  Ecommerce jumped 34 per cent, though this was at a slower rate than last year’s 63.9 per cent increase. Own website sales were up 30.4 per cent.  Group adjusted EBITDA rose four per cent to £212.4m, while underlying operating profit was up 8.7 per cent. Why it’s interestingNew Look was sold for £780m just a fortnight ago to South African magnate Christo Wiese, who has long wanted to return to the UK’s high street. Wiese had been linked with BHS but went instead with the fast-fashion business owned by private equity firms Apax and Permira. With these figures, Wiese is presumably feeling quietly confident about his new venture.   In the past couple of years Kristiansen has turned the business around, improving its product, strengthening its menswear division and pushing ahead with international growth – New Look traded well in its first year in China, the results said.  He has also bought it more time to pay down its huge debts.  While it has taken the likes of Marks & Spencer several quarters to get it right, Kristiansen has managed to achieve all this in just over two years.  What they saidNew Look noted that the high street was “as competitive as ever”, but said it was pleased with early summer trading.  “We are confident that the increasing strength of the New Look brand leaves us well placed for the year ahead.” Kristiansen added: “These strong results demonstrate a year of delivery against our strategy. With the support of our new owners Brait, this is a hugely exciting time for New Look, as we continue to focus on our strategic initiatives of brand, multichannel, international expansion, product development and menswear. “Our spring collections are being well received and I would like to thank everybody at New Look for their hard work over the last twelve months as we enter the new financial year with continued momentum.” New Look sales, profits rise despite “competitive” market center_img Tuesday 2 June 2015 3:21 am More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Tags: Christo Wiese New Look Peoplelast_img read more

Pharmalittle: Compounders getting pushback; fast-acting flu drug shows potential

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED Pharmalittle: Compounders getting pushback; fast-acting flu drug shows potential General Assignment Reporter Liz focuses on cancer, biomedical engineering, and how patients feel the effects of Covid-19. What is it? Log In | Learn More What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Alex Hogan/STATcenter_img Pharmalot Tags drug pricingfinancepharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+ By Elizabeth Cooney Sept. 10, 2018 Reprints Elizabeth Cooney About the Author Reprints [email protected] Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here, filling in for Ed Silverman today. Coffee is brewed, news is being made, and we’re ready for another working week. Let’s get to it.Compounding companies like Athenex (ATNX) and Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (IMMY) are emerging to meet demand for lower-priced medicines by custom-making drugs, the Wall Street Journal says. That’s sparking legal challenges from such traditional pharmaceutical companies as Allergan (AGN) and Endo Pharmaceuticals (ENDP) and pushback from federal health regulators. “If people start taking compounded drugs because of cost, instead of a generic or new drug, that would undermine the premarket approval system,” said Julie Dohm, the FDA senior science adviser for compounding. @cooney_liz last_img read more

Lee Health reported 109 isolated COVID patients in their hospitals

first_imgHealth Matters: Scoliosis Treatment for Children June 13, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Covid-19covid-19 vaccineLee Health Lee Health saw a 6% drop in ICU bed availability Health Matters: Helping Children with Chest Wall Malformation June 13, 2021 Health Matters: A Partnership in Medical Care June 13, 2021center_img FORT MYERS, Fla.– Lee Health has released their daily updated COVID-19 numbers. They currently have 109 isolated patients in their hospitals. On February 9, they admitted 10 new COVID patients and discharged 18 patients. A total of 4,981 COVID-19 patients have been discharged since the beginning of the pandemic.Lee Health reported a 13% positivity rating on the COVID-19 tests processed through their labs.Seventy-five percent of ventilators and 15% of ICU rooms are available for use. None Coronavirus patients are on ventilators and 19 are in the intensive care unit. Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 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 commentsDC 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 AdvertisementLee Health is currently at 89% bed capacity with 8.3% being COVID patients. last_img read more

Disney Cruise Line will set sail on 2-night COVID test cruise

first_imgPORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a catastrophic coronavirus cruise season, Disney Cruise Line will finally set sail later this month, the company said in a statement Tuesday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the cruise line’s request to conduct a two-night simulation cruise on June 29 on the Disney Dream departing from Port Canaveral, the Associated Press reports.The federal government is getting ready to let cruises sail again, but only if nearly all passengers and crew are vaccinated against the virus. Gov. Ron DeSantis, however, signed a bill banning businesses from requiring proof of vaccination, so cruise lines must prove the effectiveness of their COVID-19 safety protocols on test cruises.“We have reached an important next step toward our gradual and responsible resumption of service, and are grateful for the productive dialogue with state, local and federal officials,” Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said in an email. AdvertisementMiami-based Norwegian has threatened to abandon its three Florida ports and move to the Caribbean over DeSantis’ order. The governor was unyielding, saying there were plenty of other cruise lines eager to take its place.Norwegian is the third-largest cruise line in the world and has ports in Miami, Port Canaveral, and Tampa, according to AP. It also makes stops in Key West.DeSantis is suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the no-sail order. The CDC is set to let cruises sail again if 98 percent of the crew and 95 percent of passengers are vaccinated and ships take other measures to limit the risk of transmitting the virus. Advertisement Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 Positive COVID-19 tests delay launch of Royal Caribbean cruise ship June 16, 2021 COVID-19 restrictions likely kept kids out of swim class, putting them at risk June 9, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid-19cruiseDisney By Bayer Health Matters: Managing the Stress of COVID-19 June 7, 2021center_img 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 Looking for Results? Try This 4-Step Protocol for Mosquito Control Dr. Kurt Vandock discusses the ideal protocol for mosquito control and shares proven ways to enhance customer service. Sponsored Content 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 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more

BMO launches silver deposit program

Manager Monitor: Bullion’s bellwether IE Staff Sprott to launch two silver funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) is expanding its Canadian precious metals deposit service offering with the addition of the BMO Vaulted Physical Silver Deposit Program. BMO launched its Gold Deposit Program in September 2011. “Since the launch of our Gold Deposit Program, there has been an overwhelming amount of demand for real physical precious metals products in the Canadian marketplace,” says Simon Carling, managing director, BMO Capital Markets. “Physical silver offerings that completely avoid the use of derivatives, unallocated metal, or certificates are surprisingly difficult to find — which may explain why they are so highly sought after.” BMO’s vault-based programs are designed to take the guesswork out of a physical precious metal investment. All programs are backed on an ounce-for-ounce basis with real, physical bullion at all times. All bullion is separated and identifiable at a secure and approved vault facility in Canada. The bullion cannot be loaned, swapped or used for other purposes In addition, all bullion is unencumbered, and segregated from the assets of BMO Financial Group Although the service charges no annual storage fees or MER, withdrawal and delivery fees may apply. Physical delivery is available upon request. Related news Keywords Precious metalsCompanies Bank of Montreal LME, firms to launch LMEprecious Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

How can you prevent weed seeds from germinating in your garden?

first_imgHow can you prevent weed seeds from germinating in your garden? From blocking pure light to shading the soil, cover crops prevent weeds in many waysMarch 22, 2021 – Have you ever considered using a cover crop in your home garden? Farmers use them often. Cover crops have a lot of benefits, including weed control! This Sustainable, Secure Food blog explores the life of the weed seed and how cover crops can prevent these unwanted seeds from germinating in your garden. The blog post is part of the 2021 Seed Week celebration, organized by the Crop Science Society of America.According to blogger Gina Nichols, cover crops can prevent weeds by:Providing protection for seed-eaters. It’s harder for a hawk to see a mouse running along the ground if there’s a cover crop. The mice protected by the cover crop will eat a lot more seeds.Preventing weed seeds from germinating. Weed seeds will only germinate when they sense pure light, which is blocked by the cover crop.Competing with weeds for resources. Cover crops hog a lot of the things a seed needs, including light, water, and nutrients.To learn more about the benefits of cover crops and how to integrate them into your garden, read the entire blog: https://sustainable-secure-food-blog.com/2021/03/22/how-can-you-prevent-weed-seeds-from-germinating-in-your-garden/About us: This blog is sponsored and written by members of the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. Our members are researchers and trained, certified professionals in the areas of growing our world’s food supply while protecting our environment. They work at universities, government research facilities, and private businesses across the United States and the world.The American Society of Agronomy is an international scientific and professional society with its headquarters in Madison, WI. Our members are researchers and trained, certified professionals in the areas of growing our world’s food supply, while protecting our environment. We work at universities, government research facilities and private businesses across the United States and the world. /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:america, american, American Society of Agronomy, crops, environment, Government, mouse, research, resources, running, science, Society, sustainable, United States, Water, worldlast_img read more

Energy savings on way for Quantong Community Centre

first_imgEnergy savings on way for Quantong Community Centre Energy savings are on the way for the Quantong Community Centre thanks to the installation of solar panels and new LED lights.Horsham Rural City Council allocated funding via the Commonwealth Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program to have a 10kw solar energy system installed on the centre’s roof and all internal and external lighting upgraded to energy efficient LEDs.Repairs were also made to the roof after it was discovered that corellas had extracted screws from the galvanised iron sheets.Mayor Robyn Gulline said the $25,000 grant would have a positive impact long into the future.“The installation of solar power and LED lights will reduce costs to the local community who pay for services to the centre,” Cr Gulline said.“On top of cricket, tennis and football and netball functions, the Community Centre regularly hosts birthdays, funerals and weddings, so it’s fair to say that the energy savings will accumulate substantially over the coming years.“We appreciate and thank the Federal Government for its contribution to our municipality,” she said. /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:commonwealth, community, council, cricket, energy, Federal, federal government, football, future, Government, Horsham, Horsham Rural City Council, Impact, infrastructure, local council, solar power, tennis, Victorialast_img read more