News / No strike at Cargolux as management and unions finally hammer out new work agreement

first_img After a further 48 hours of talks, Cargolux and its unions have finally come to an agreement.“There will be no strike at Cargolux,” said a very tired Dirk Becker, executive secretary of Luxembourg’s Pilot Association. “We have reached an acceptable agreement.”The management and OGBL, CLSC and LCGB unions have agreed a new Collective Work Agreement, which will be valid for three years.“I am extremely pleased to have come to a common understanding with our social partners,” said Cargolux CEO Dirk Reich. “With the agreement, we achieve a significant improvement in the flexibility and economic efficiency of Cargolux, and send a strong signal for the job security at Cargolux and increased competitiveness of Luxembourg as a leading logistic hub in Europe.”The deal essentially is that which had been agreed on December 1, but then cancelled after the LCGB queried details in the final text.“This is based on the principles of the first agreement – but the devil was in the detail,” said Mr Becker. “Those issue have now been dealt with.”He added: “It is regrettable, when looking at what we have agreed, that this could all have been achieved at the beginning of the year. But it is common for negotiations to drag on. It has placed a huge burden on Cargolux. Time will tell how long it will take to get the airline back to where it was.”In separate news, Cargolux today welcomed a decision by the EU General Court, annulling articles 1 to 5 of the Commission’s 2010 decision in the alleged air freight cartel. The decision means a  €79.9m fine previously levied on Cargolux has also been annulled. ©Gordzamcenter_img By Alex Lennane 16/12/2015last_img read more

Kramer Group to set up cold store facility and launch barge shuttle at Rotterdam

first_img Rotterdam is to gain a reefer service centre and barge shuttle service at the former ECT City Terminal on the left bank of the river Nieuwe Maas.Rotterdam Port Authority CEO Allard Castelein and Kramer Group chief André Kramer yesterday signed an agreement for the facility at the Cool Port at the Waal-/Eemhaven area, which connects with railways, waterways and motorways.Kramer Group will launch a barge shuttle service between its Rotterdam Container Terminal at Maasvlakte and the new facilities at Cool Port, a 5.5 hectare terminal for cold storage and deep frozen food.The reefer centre will take up a major part of the site and use about 200 metres of quay for the barge service. The Rotterdam Port Authority will construct the quay.Kramer Group spokesman Ted Holleman told The Coolstar that the agreement would create new opportunities for the Rotterdam Container Terminal, situated in between ECT and APMT at Maasvlakte Twee.“As it is, we get growing business from Rotterdam World Gate terminal and APMT, but trucks coming from these terminals still have to use the public road to exchange of containers,” he said.“The new reefer centre provides the opportunity to set up a shuttle service of fully loaded reefers from the Rotterdam Container Terminal to the reefer service centre. We can offer shipping lines [the chance] to pick up the empty containers at that location.”At the Kramer City Terminal, Kramer branch businesses Seamark Reefer Service and AM-Solutions will render additional services for reefers.Mr Holleman said the outlook for new business was promising. Kramer expects to handle 8000,000 containers annually for Total Produce, which has dedicated facilities, and from horticultural businesses in the Hook of Holland area. © Richardt777 By Janny Kok in Rotterdam 28/02/2017last_img read more

News / COSCO back in the black, with a little help from its state friends

first_img© Vladimir Serebryanskiy By Mike Wackett 04/04/2018 COSCO Shipping posted a net profit of $264m in 2017, reversing a loss of $1.1bn in the previous year, as it targets a June date for closing the $6.3bn takeover of Orient Overseas International Lines (OOIL) and its container line arm, OOCL.Turnover at the Chinese state-owned carrier leapt 30%, compared with the previous year, to $12.8bn, although revenue from the merger of Chinese Shipping Container Line (CSCL) was not consolidated until March 2016.Similarly COSCO’s liftings were up by 24% on the previous year at 20.9m teu, but Alphaliner notes that if CSCL’s volumes had been included from January 2016, this would still have represented an impressive well-above industry growth of 16%.Interestingly, the consultant noted that more than 30% of COSCO’s total liftings in 2017 came from its domestic shipping volumes, with intra-Asia making up just under 30% and the combined Asia-Europe and transpacific tradelanes accounting for around the same.The emphasis on domestic and regional trade explains COSCO’s low average rate of approximately $580 per teu, compared with Maersk Line and other peers of some $1,000 per teu across all trades.Alphaliner also noted that the carrier’s results were boosted by some $173m during a year of Chinese government state handouts for vessel scrapping and other subsidies.Meanwhile, the takeover of OOCL, currently the world’s eighth-largest carrier, is on track to be completed by 30 June, according to COSCO’s vice-chairman, Huang Xiaowen.In a press briefing yesterday in Shanghai, Reuters reported Mr Huang giving a positive message on the deal: “Up to now we are quite confident to push forward this acquisition…it’s progressing normally.”The takeover is still awaiting the final approval of US and Chinese regulators, having already been cleared by the EU and other jurisdictions, but Mr Huang said the company was still answering questions from the US Committee on Foreign Investment related to assets that OOCL owns in America.Once the transaction is complete, COSCO will have 90.1% of the shares in OOCL, with compatriot Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) holding the balance.COSCO/OOCL will have a combined capacity of 2,587,000 teu (according to Alphaliner data) which will lift it above CMA CGM’s 2,527,286 teu into the position of third-ranked container line.Moreover, COSCO has an orderbook of 443,000 teu, compared with CMA CGM’s 277,000 teu.As the larger carrier it will also take over lead line status of the Ocean Alliance vessel-sharing agreement.COSCO said it was expecting further growth in demand due to the continued global recovery, but Mr Huang said that it was closely monitoring the increased trade tensions between the US and China which has resulted in a raft of tit-for-tat tariffs in the past days.last_img read more

Pharmalittle: Colorado is first U.S. state to cap insulin prices; JP Morgan cuts ties with Purdue

first_img Pharmalittle: Colorado is first U.S. state to cap insulin prices; JP Morgan cuts ties with Purdue About the Author Reprints By Ed Silverman May 24, 2019 Reprints Alex Hogan/STAT Tags drug pricinginsulinlegislationLitigationopioidspharmaceuticalsSTAT+ What’s included? What is it? Log In | Learn More Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED GET STARTEDcenter_img [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. 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. And so, another working week is about to end. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather modest. We plan to spend time with a short person or two, promenade our official mascot, catch up on our reading, putter around the Pharmalot grounds, and binge watch something or other with Mrs. Pharmalot. And what about you? This is a splendid time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. You could make time to see someone special, especially since this will be an extended break on this side of the pond. Or you could simply plan the rest of your life. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you on Tuesday…Colorado is the first state in the U.S. to cap the price of insulin, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis, The Denver Post reports. Diabetics who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels will not pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January. The law does not limit what insulin manufacturers can charge insurance companies, and it is expected those insurers will pay the difference. The new law also requires Attorney General Phil Weiser to investigate why drug manufacturers started rapidly raising the price of insulin in recent years. 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. Pharmalot @Pharmalot Ed Silvermanlast_img read more

John Sugrue: Farcical nature of ruling against us – as GAA create culture of rule bending

first_img Facebook Laois manager John Sugrue Last week, we reported that the Laois footballers are one of four counties who are set to lose home advantage for one of their league games next year after they were charged with breaching training camp rules this year.The Laois and Armagh footballers plus the Waterford and Wexford hurlers have been penalised.It’s understood Laois, Waterford and Wexford are to fight the sanction and are angry over what they regard as selective treatment in an investigation that originally involved 17 counties.Squads are not permitted to embark on ‘away’ training weekends in the period after the league, except in the 10-day period before their first championship game.Laois went to a camp in Kerry ahead of their opening Leinster championship match against Wexford – and following the GAA investigation are set to lose home advantage for one of their 2019 Allianz Football League games. Laois are due to be at home to Carlow, Louth, Sligo and Longford – with one of those games moved to a neutral venue.The Dublin footballers were one of the counties under investigation after they travelled to France during the prohibited period but they insisted at the time that the trip did not involve training and was, in fact, a historical pursuit.Laois manager John Sugrue has written a piece, where he hits out the decision. You can read it in full below.  Pinterest I am writing on my own initiative as manager of the Laois Senior Football team from 2018 and into 2019.My views are in no way tied to the sentiments of the players, County Board or the people of Laois though I feel they may agree on certain points.This situation has arose whereby as a direct result of breaking a GAA ruling we are to lose home venue on one of our National League games this year coming. There are a few points I feel are pertinent to highlight in this situation.We as a County allowed our players play a full month’s worth of All County League games (4 games completed in the month with all players made available for games. Will the GAA please check what other counties did the same for their clubs?)We as a management team under my leadership did take our team on a training weekend two weeks prior to our championship. We stayed within the country and spent our budget in Irish facilities staying with the ‘Buy Irish’ ethos of the GAA.We felt that given the intensive nature of a training camp one week would not allow adequate physical or mental recovery from such an intensive training environment. (Our first championship game against Wexford was scheduled for 12 days after the ‘club month’).The GAA identified that a number of counties (I believe up to 17) contravened this rule.The GAA sent out an email to clarify what each county had done in this respect.We stated straight up what we had done.We got a punishment for our actions (which we were totally aware of prior to undertaking the trip).We have no issue with OUR punishment.To flesh out this debate I feel that the situation where one county does the right thing and stands up for what it has done and takes the consequences is suffering far more than the county who cowers behind mistruths and gets off with any sanctions. This to my mind continues the trend in seriously questionable stories as well as legal jargon being used in the GAA to excuse ourselves from the consequences of our actions. 2019 in this light appears like it will be a very entertaining year of creative stories used to navigate their way through the rule book. Counties might make it look a little like this:a.) We might undertake overnight stays in a hotel with a training camp within our own county.b.) We might book individual flights to two or three airports in a foreign region and then assemble for a hidden training camp (not a new initiative) c.) We will head back to Kerry and collect receipts from a visit to Daniel O’Connell’s birthplace to ensure we have a historical purpose as the main aspect of our trip. Further to the above three scenarios I am certain we will see a new raft of evasive stories thought up by those with far better imagination than mine for the 2019 rule evasion. It’s disappointing in this day and age that we find ourselves in a situation like this where rules that are brought in are not enacted with a gravity of leadership that shows we are intent on doing things better within our Association. Rules in any land are only as effective as those who enforce them. The other counties have not held up an appropriate level of moral standing in the field of sport, yet I believe that they are not overly responsible for this, rather they have been ushered this way with our rules and rule enforcement that encourage flouting.So to the crux of the current situation, is it too late to do anything corrective or will we just plough on ahead and further foster this type of activity in our Association?One rule for all means all should take the consequences for breaking that rule or else the rule is deemed inneffective and don’t enforce it at all in it’s current guise. We have no issue with OUR punishment.Yours in sport,John SugrueSEE ALSO – Looking back on the mighty Portlaoise hurling team of 1998 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Community Home GAA Gaelic Football John Sugrue: Farcical nature of ruling against us – as GAA create… GAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football TeamSport Twitter By John Sugrue – 15th November 2018 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ center_img Pinterest TAGSJohn SugrueLaois senior footballersTraining Ban John Sugrue: Farcical nature of ruling against us – as GAA create culture of rule bending Previous articleConcerns mounting over accident blackspot in MountmellickNext articleIntroducing the 2018 LaoisToday Minor football Team of the Year John SugrueJohn Sugrue is the Laois senior football manager. 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U.S. banks’ risk in oil’s decline limited, for now: Fitch

first_img High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton “The ultimate impact will be driven by the duration and severity of price declines, as well as the lending expertise of the banks,” it says. For instance, it says that in a scenario where oil prices remain below its assumption of $60 per barrel into the second half of 2015, Fitch says it “believes there may be some weakness in loan performance tied to energy and a potential rise in provisions for credit losses.” Indeed, the report says that there are several factors that distinguish the current decline from oil price decline that occurred in the last recession, which raise concerns for Fitch. First, the shale oil boom has increased the number of new borrowers in the energy sector, it says. “Some new borrowers are highly leveraged and thus pose greater risks for banks,” it says. Fitch says it is also concerned that competition for commercial and industrial (C&I) loans has been fierce, which means underwriting standards “may have become lax”. Additionally, it says that the capital markets businesses of several of the large U.S. banks may also be impacted by the decline in energy prices. “While oil’s price volatility has some potential to be a boost to trading commissions, other points, such as energy hedge valuation swings, declines in energy-related investments, and execution risks related to loan syndications are likely to be seen over the near term, as market sentiment for energy-related issuances wanes,” it says. Keywords Banking industry,  United States G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC workcenter_img U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s U.S. banks won’t take a major hit from the decline in oil prices in the short run, but if the slump persists for a prolonged period they may start to see loan loss provisions rise, along with other impacts, suggests Fitch Ratings. In a new report, the rating agency says that U.S. banks with higher exposures to the energy sector should be able to withstand the recent declines in energy prices in the near-term. Fitch says that banks with large energy loan books have manageable exposures to the energy sector relative to their capital positions. That said, it also notes that “negative rating momentum could occur if nonperforming loans and net charge-offs at these banks approach levels above long-term averages for energy-related lending.” Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Minister Grange Salutes Caribbean Fashion Week

first_imgRelatedMinister Grange Salutes Caribbean Fashion Week Minister Grange Salutes Caribbean Fashion Week UncategorizedJune 16, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports says the Jamaican fashion industry is a very important aspect of Jamaican creative expression and that her administration is committed to supporting the industry and helping it grow. The Minister was speaking at a Press Conference held at the Hilton Kingston Hotel today to launch the eighth renewal of Caribbean Fashion Week.The Minister lauded Fashion Week as ‘the brainchild’ of Pulse CEO Kingsley Cooper, saying that he has demonstrated a professional approach to fashion that has helped Jamaica create a recognizable fashion signature that was recently celebrated by designer Uzuri receiving an award for Best Evening Gown in the Miss Universe 2008 competition.Saying that she was proud to endorse Caribbean Fashion Week and its producers, Mr. Cooper, Hillary Phillips and Romae Gordon. She reminded that Pulse has helped a host of Jamaican women including Nadine Willis, Jeanelle McKenzie, Carla Campbell and Nell Robinson to become international fashion models.The Minister praised Pulse and Cooper for using CFW to link with and showcase the work of designers in all Caribbean territories, singling out Trinidad and Barbados as two island nations that have made tremendous contributions to the high reputation of Caribbean fashion. She also welcomed the addition of designers from Africa, England, the USA and Romania, and said this showed how broad and important was the outreach of Caribbean Fashion Week.The Minister said that designers whose fashions will be exhibited at CFW are part of a thriving yet struggling Caribbean industry that employs many workers in manufacturing and marketing. She said she has had talks with Kingsley Cooper about the several needs of the industry and he has identified some of the most urgent needs as finding better methods of acquiring fabric for designers, as well as training in business management to enable them to maximize the industry’s economic potential.Minister Grange said that as her government works to secure the copyright and branding of Jamaica’s indigenous culture in all its formats, the fashion industry has staked its claim to be included as an important sector of the island’s creative industries. As such, she informed that her Ministry has employed a trained person to be a liaison between Government and the industry, to help identify problems that hamper the industry and their solutions.The Minister welcomed the Jamaican media, whom she said have always supported the fashion industry, highlighting designers as well as those who wear fashion well. She especially welcomed the foreign media, which this year includes Vogue, BBC, New York Daily news, the Associated Press and several others. A special media link with Fashion TV! will broadcast Caribbean Fashion Week live by satellite to 400 million households worldwide.The Minister also thanked the event’s sponsors for making it possible for CFW to be even bigger than it has ever been, and said she looked forward to attending the event as much as her schedule permitted. RelatedMinister Grange Salutes Caribbean Fashion Weekcenter_img RelatedMinister Grange Salutes Caribbean Fashion Week Advertisementslast_img read more

UK national statement to 2020 OSCE Ministerial Council

first_imgUK national statement to 2020 OSCE Ministerial Council 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. I would like to begin by commending Albania, as Chair-in-Office, for its skilful leadership in steering the OSCE through this difficult year. It has been the UK’s pleasure to support the Chair-in-Office this year through our role chairing the Security Committee.And we see the OSCE is a vital pillar of the international system. This year we mark the 45th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act. That agreement built trust between our countries at a crucial moment during the Cold War.But today, we are seeing the trust at the very root of that agreement repeatedly compromised. We call on all participating States to work to rebuild that trust. Across the OSCE region, we see ongoing conflict and gross violations of the Helsinki principles. The impact on regional stability and on the affected populations is absolutely devastating.We’ve seen this with the large scale military hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, where civilian populations have been shelled. In Georgia civilians continue to be detained arbitrarily in the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In Moldova, people’s lives are being disrupted by restrictions on crossing the “internal boundary line”. And in Ukraine, ordinary citizens have paid a terrible price for Russia’s illegal and aggressive actions.The OSCE plays a unique role in resolving conflict across the region, through early warning, prevention and reconciliation. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs are doing important work in responding to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. And the Special Monitoring Mission continues to play a vital role in responding to Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine.Implementing OSCE conventional arms control and Confidence and Security Building instruments would help to reduce military risk in the region. As would modernising the Vienna Document to increase military transparency among participating states. This is an urgent priority.The OSCE has also built up a powerful body of commitments on human rights and fundamental freedoms. But, again, this year has brought big challenges.We have witnessed human rights violated and democracy attacked in the OSCE area, most obviously in Belarus. Following the UK’s invocation of the Moscow Mechanism alongside 16 other participating States, Professor Benedek’s report has provided undeniable evidence of systematic human rights abuses and electoral fraud. The report also sets out the way out of this crisis. We call for its recommendations to be implemented in full. Just as we urge Russia to fully implement the Moscow Mechanism Rapporteur’s 2018 recommendations on Chechnya, including ending the systematic persecution of LGBT people.The OSCE, through its Institutions and Field operations, can offer crucial support to participating States to help protect fundamental freedoms and human rights. That includes missions to observe elections, producing detailed recommendations to strengthen the democratic electoral process, and support to implement those recommendations. It includes the work of the Representative for Freedom of the Media in challenging states on their compliance with international commitments on freedom of expression and freedom of the press.One thing we know, one thing the OSCE shows above all else is that, as international challenges mount, multilateral responses are even more important than ever. So I look forward to working with all of you next year – and particularly with Sweden as the incoming chair. We must rekindle the original spirit of the Helsinki Final Act and reinforce our efforts to tackle these challenges, together.Thank you. /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:Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Government, Helsinki, Minsk, Moldova, Moscow, Nagorno Karabakh, Russia, South Ossetia, Sweden, UK, UK Government, Ukraine, Viennalast_img read more

Recovery Plan grants to strengthen connectivity to community for WA seniors

first_imgRecovery Plan grants to strengthen connectivity to community for WA seniors Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grants Program recipients announcedAlmost $250,000 funded through the WA Recovery Plan to assist projects preventing social isolation and reducing the risk and occurrence of elder abuse 21 local government and community service organisations will receive a share in close to $250,000 of funding support towards projects and initiatives aimed at reconnecting seniors impacted by social isolation during COVID-19.Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray congratulated the recipients of the Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grants Program and highlighted the importance of initiatives that prevent older people from experiencing isolation and reduce the risk and occurrence of elder abuse.The grants program is funded through the McGowan Government’s WA Recovery Plan, and will see projects delivered in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Goldfields, Great Southern and throughout metropolitan Perth.A diverse range of exciting projects will be delivered including an IT program supported by the Obbo Community Development Association of Western Australia to help older people stay connected with friends and families, a regular seniors coffee club run by the Shire of Narembeen promoting inclusion and community connection, and a 10-week seniors fitness and well-being program in the Shire of Bruce Rock.The broad themes of the approved support grants include:fostering age-friendly communities that recognise diversity among older people;promoting seniors’ inclusion and contribution;initiatives that respect the decisions and choices of older people; andprojects that anticipate and respond to age-related needs and preferences. Since its inception, the existing Age-friendly Communities Grants Program has contributed nearly $1 million in funding to local governments and community organisations across the State. In 2019-20, the program also included projects that promoted dementia-friendly communities.A list of the successful grant projects can be viewed below, while further details about the Age-friendly Communities Grants Program can be found online.As stated by Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray:“This funding program and the projects supported will enable local governments and community organisations to work collaboratively and proactively ensuring the inclusion of seniors into our communities.“Initiatives supported through the Age-friendly Communities Social Connectivity Grants Program will assist in re-establishing seniors with their pre-pandemic connections, as we work to build long-term resilience in our State.“The initiatives supported will help to reconnect our seniors to the community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with these important connections now more valuable and fundamental than ever.Successful projects:ApplicantProjectShire of CoolgardieSeniors Staying ConnectedRavensthorpe Community Resource CentreAge-friendly RavensthorpeCity of AlbanyPilot of Pop Up ‘Library Lounges’Obbo Community Development Association of Western Australia Inc.Breaking the Socio-economic & Cultural Barriers Among SeniorsCity of WannerooDigital Literacy ProgramConnect Victoria Park Inc.Q-ConnectCity of FremantleTogether Again CaféCity of Rockingham Stay Connected Videos for SeniorsPeople Who Care Inc.Good Spirit Good Life: ‘Country’ ConnectionGLBTI Rights in Ageing Incorporated (GRAI)The Queer Book Club ProjectUmbrella Multicultural Community Care Services Inc.Let’s Get SocialMeekatharra Community Resource CentreMeekatharra Family History ProjectShire of WaroonaWaroona EngAGE ProgramCity of KarrathaContribution Towards the engagement Initiatives and Age friendly StrategyBoyup Brook Community Resource Centre Inc.Community Connector           Augusta Community Childcare Centre -Auspice by Lions Club of Leeuwin (Inc.)Augusta Intergenerational ChildcareShire of NarembeenThe Morning Coffee ClubShire of Bruce RockSenior’s Fitness ProgramWest Arthur Community Resource CentreImproving the Connectivity and Social Interaction of SeniorsInclusion Solutions LimitedLocal and SocialInjury Control Council of Western Australia (Inc)Community Connect 2021 /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:Australia, Boyup Brook, Bruce Rock, City of Fremantle, community service, Coolgardie, Government, grants program, Meekatharra, older people, Ravensthorpe, resilience, Rockingham, Victoria, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

Sneak peek of Parrtjima 2021

first_imgSneak peek of Parrtjima 2021 NT GovernmentExcitement is building for Parrtjima 2021, and an online preview on Monday, 8 February, will give Territorians a taste of what they can expect at Festival in Light.Each year Parrtjima showcases the world’s oldest living culture through the newest technologies, transforming the ancient outback landscape of Alice Springs Desert Park into a living, breathing canvas.This includes the lighting of two kilometres of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, and a collection of larger-than-life light installations that share ancient stories and shine like beacons beneath the star-studded sky.The theme for this year’s event is Future Kultcha, which focuses on intergenerational wisdom told through light, interactive workshops, art, music, films, performance and the spoken word.The online preview will provide a tantalising look at the beauty of this year’s installations, and introduce some of the artists and experts involved in bringing them to life. To join the preview event, like and follow the Parrtjima Facebook page.Parrtjima is a free event delivered by the NT Government via NT Major Events Company and produced by Creative Directors AGB Events. Parrtjima takes place at Alice Springs Desert Park and Todd Mall in Alice Springs CBD from 9-18 April 2021. Stay tuned over coming weeks as more details of the event program are revealed. Visit www.parrtjimaustralia.com.auQuotes from Minister for Tourism and Hospitality, Natasha Fyles:“Parrtjima is one of the most visually stunning festivals on the Australian events calendar, and this year looks set to be as incredible as ever.“It’s this quality, this uniqueness, this wow factor, that continues to draw people to the Red Centre from all over Australia, to see and experience it for themselves.“This shoulder season event will help lengthen the Territory’s tourism season, ensuring there’s plenty to see and do all year round.“Parrtjima continues to be an incredible draw card for the region – it keeps tourism ticking over, and Territorians in jobs.” /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:Alice Springs, AusPol, Australia, Australian, building, culture, Facebook, festival, future, Government, Minister, Music, Northern Territory, online, outback, quality, season, tourismlast_img read more