Man charged with assault after Brexit party chief Nigel Farage hit with milkshake

first_img A man has been charged with common assault after Brexit party leader Nigel Farage was left covered in milkshake in Newcastle city centre yesterday.Read more: Farage’s Brexit party unveils European election candidates Man charged with assault after Brexit party chief Nigel Farage hit with milkshake Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 20, 2019He added: “Whatever they throw at us, we will never give up.”The former Ukip leader’s Brexit party is ahead in the polls for the elections this week, topping a Comres Centrum poll last week with 27 per cent of the public vote.Read more: Brexit party dominates EU election vote poll as Tories lag behind Joe Curtis Tuesday 21 May 2019 10:44 am whatsapp Farage was escorted from the scene by a host of staff after the incident (Source: Getty)Media reports said an empty Five Guys banana and salted caramel milkshake cup was found at the scene after the incident.Farage had finished giving a speech in Newcastle ahead of Thursday’s European parliament elections when the incident occurred.Farage blamed “radicalised” Remainers for the assault, tweeting: “Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.“For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.” Tags: Brexit Nigel Farage Peoplecenter_img Staff quickly hurried Farage away from the scene after he was hit with the milkshake while out and about attempting to garner support in the northern city.Northumbria Police have charged 32-year-old Paul Crowther, of Holeyn Road in Throckley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, with common assault and criminal damage in connection with the incident.“At around 1pm [yesterday], a 55-year-old man had a milkshake thrown at him in the city centre,” the police said in a statement. “A 32-year-old man was detained at the scene and arrested by police.“He has now been charged with common assault and criminal damage.”Crowther is set to appear before North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on 18 June. Share whatsapp Labour followed at 25 per cent but Prime Minister Theresa May’s Tories are stuck in fourth, behind the Liberal Democrats, on 13 per cent.City financier and Brexiter Dame Helena Morrissey said yesterday that she has already cast a vote for Farage’s party. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost Funlast_img read more

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony gives 11-point Twitter rant against employees after 2-0 loss to Colchester

first_img Express KCS Monday 12 January 2015 12:02 am Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony gives 11-point Twitter rant against employees after 2-0 loss to Colchester Share On his Twitter profile, Peterborough United FC chairman Darragh MacAnthony describes himself as “always positive in life”. This weekend, apparently, was the exception. After his League One team lost 2-0 at home against Colchester, the Irishman vented his spleen with an 11-point criticism of his players, the referee and even the fans, whose numbers have fallen by “many thousands”. While a game in October drew more than 7,000 fans, Saturday’s attendance was 5,524. “Like all fans and our manager, there are many things I have the hump with after today. Care to know them all?” he tweeted. The list ran from lack of scoring ability, defence, goalkeeping and fitness, to poor refereeing and the fact that fans had “taken their ball and gone home!” It was a rant that no doubt shamed players. But it also left management experts incredulous – as it broke many of the basic rules of good leadership. https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554005820636418050  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554007050527965184  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554007290408628224 “The role of a leader is to be a public representative. Here he’s shifting blame on to his followers. That loses him trust, both from his players and from his fans,” said Professor Andre Spicer of Cass Business School. Alan Leaman, chief executive of the Management Consultancy Association (MCA), added: “Social media is an important new factor for leaders of firms and football clubs. One piece of advice would be never to use it when emotions are at their height. You will probably end up regretting it in the morning.” Communications and leadership expert Kevin Murray said: “They say ‘praise in public, criticise in private’. I would never advise this tactic.” But gung-ho MacAnthony is unlikely to regret his tweets. “I live in the 21st Century, maybe others should do the same!” he tweeted. https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554007533451763715  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554007852483092480  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554007993067794433  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554008158176575490  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554008412774998017  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554008694338621440  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554008975096958976  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554009190864519168  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554009462386982912  https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/554012833495924736  center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: Twitterlast_img read more

Dechra pharmaceuticals reports rise in pre-tax profits from £21.4m to £25.8m

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News / Ocean Alliance toe hits the water first with early publication of pro-forma network

first_img The Ocean Alliance, which next April will be the biggest of the three vessel-sharing alliances, has published its pro-forma network, including port rotations for each service loop.“The signing of the ‘Day One Product’ marks an important step forward to show just how committed we are in developing the most competitive products to market and the high level of synergy and confidence we share in the partnership,” said member carriers Cosco, CMA CGM, Evergreen and OOCL, in a statement.According to Alphaliner analysis, the Ocean Alliance is set to dominate both the transpacific and Asia-Europe trades in terms of capacity, when the current four alliances become three next year.On the transpacific, it will offer about 39% of market capacity, compared with 28% from THE Alliance (once Hanjin’s 7% transpacific share is deducted) and 19% from the 2M alliance (assuming HMM joins).On Asia-Europe, the Ocean Alliance will control approximately 35% of capacity on the route, about the same as the 2M,  well ahead of THE Alliance’s around 22%.However, on both trades Maersk and MSC (2M) have been “the most aggressive” in capturing Hanjin business after its demise, as evidenced by Maersk Line’s 11% year-on-year volume growth in the third quarter, So, in due course, capacity data may need to be adjusted for the 2M.The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced on 21 October that it had approved the Ocean Alliance agreement after “an exhaustive review”, and the grouping said it had completed its EU self-assessment compliance review as well as receiving clearance from South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.However, the Ocean Alliance still needs to obtain approval from China’s Ministry of Transport before it can commence its services, as will the 2M, if it increases capacity with the inclusion of HMM.The Ocean Alliance intends to deploy 350 vessels with an estimated carrying capacity of 3.5m teu, and includes 20 transpacific loops, six Asia-North Europe services, five Asia -Med services, three transatlantic services, five Asia-Middle East loops and two Asia-Red Sea services.Further details, including vessel deployments and call times, will be released around the end of this month.“We are very pleased with our progress and close collaboration with our partners in putting together an outstanding selection of Day One products,” said Andy Tung, chief executive of OOCL.However, the pro-forma network will see ports in Asia and North Europe in particular either celebrating or commiserating, depending whether they feature in the final list of proposed calls. There are still ports shown as “to be confirmed” (TBC), including Southampton as final call on as the Asia-North Europe NEU3 loop and the Baltic ports on the NEU1.Nevertheless, in publishing its provisional network earlier than expected, there is plenty of time for fine tuning – a situation that has been absent from more recent alliance rejigs – and the Ocean Alliance has put a big stake in the ground.It has also reacted to the comments emanating from the 2M alliance that shippers could face disruption from the break-up and reforming of the other alliances.CMA CGM, which at 35% of capacity is the biggest carrier in the new Ocean alliance, said the network would offer “better transit times and greater coverage in terms of loops, ports of call and port pairs”.The announcement from the Ocean Alliance will put pressure on THE Alliance to publish its pro-forma network ahead of the Asia-Europe contract negotiations.THE Alliance is still reeling from the shock of the bankruptcy of would-be member Hanjin and the merger announcement this week of the container arms of members K Line, MOL and NYK, leaving Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming to lead the network negotiations. By Mike Wackett 03/11/2016last_img read more

Reddin holds his nerve as Portlaoise win top-of-the-table thriller

first_img Facebook Community Previous articleNew filling stations, a Lana in Laois and two in a row- It’s our top storiesNext articlePortlaoise AFC Women’s team finish season in style as League champions LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Twitter Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest WhatsApp Home Sport Rugby Reddin holds his nerve as Portlaoise win top-of-the-table thriller SportRugby Council Facebook WhatsApp Portlaoise 28 Clondalkin 25Rugby – Leinster League Division 2AThe Portlaoise 1sts rugby team remain unbeaten in Division 2A of the Leinster League following a thrilling win away to Clondalkin this afternoon.Portlaoise trailed 12-0 after 17 minutes and were 19-10 down at half-time but the came storming back in the second half to draw level and outhalf Jack Reddin kicked a late penalty to ensure the win.The win is Portlaoise’s third from as many games and keeps up their unbeaten start to the league season. They sit in third place in the table – behind Clondalkin and Newbridge – but have played a game less.The home side got their first try after two minutes and added a second on the 17-minute mark to go 12 points clear.Simon Williams pulled a try back for Portlaoise, which was converted by Reddin, but Clondalkin crossed for a third try to cancel that out. Crucially, Reddin kicked a penalty before the break and Portlaoise went in trailing 19-10.Clondalking added a penalty early in the second half but with the wind at their backs, Portlaoise soon made their possession count.First Leinster Junior player Robin Foot went over and Simon Williams got his second when Clondalkin had a man in the bin. Reddin converted that one and it left the sides level at 22-22 with over 20 minutes to play.Mark Sherlock also picked up a yellow card in the 65th minute and with eight minutes remaining, Clondalkin got another penalty to go three up again.But Reddin kicked penalties in the 76th and 78th minute and Portlaoise pulled through for a hard-earned win.Portlaoise now make the trip to fourth-placed Wexford next Sunday.PORTLAOISE: Niall Keenan; Jamie Holohan, Armand Smit, Simon Williams, Mark Ikpomwen; Jack Reddin, Philip O’Brien; Paudie Bourke, Chris Cahill, Eanna Delaney; Diarmuid Joyce, Will Sherlock; Mark Sherlock, Ross Cooper, Robin Foot. Replacements: Harry Lalor, Brian FlanneryHow they stand in Division 2A of the Leinster League following today’s gamesElsewhere, Portarlington still await their first win in Division 2B, following a 57-14 loss away to Garda.Portlaoise seconds also suffered a heavy defeat – they went down 49-17 to Clondalkin.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Ballyroan-Abbey celebrate first Laois minor football success in 47 years RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 21st October 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Reddin holds his nerve as Portlaoise win top-of-the-table thriller TAGSPortlaoise RFC last_img read more

Two Laois camogie players receive Soaring Star awards

first_imgHome GAA Camogie Two Laois camogie players receive Soaring Star awards GAACamogieSport Facebook Electric Picnic Two Laois camogie players have been named in the All-Ireland Intermediate and Junior team of the year.Aedin Lowry of Camross and Clodagh Tynan of St Brigid’s have been named as goalkeeper and wing back respectibely.This was the first time that the pair had received a Soaring Star award.Champions Down lead the 2020 Soaring Stars Awards, represented by six players; defenders Dearbhla Magee and Fionnuala Carr, midfielder Paula O’Hagan and forwards Sara-Louise Graffan, Niamh Mallon and Sorcha McCartan.Intermediate runners-up Antrim, who defeated Laois in the semi final, are represented by three players; defenders Chloe Drain and Niamh Donnelly along with forward Maeve Kelly.While the team is completed by Lowry, Tynan, Armagh duo Leanne Donnelly and Ciara Donnelly, Cavan’s Róisín O’Keeffe and Meath’s Claire Coffey.Laois manager John Desmond paid tribute to Lowry and Tynan on their remarkable achievement.He said: “This is a proud moment for the two young ladies and their families. Twitter Previous articleAll the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisTodayNext article‘People have had time to stop and create and from that point of view I think you will see some good music coming out’ Simon Hartnett Two Laois camogie players receive Soaring Star awards WhatsApp By Simon Hartnett – 7th March 2021 “It is also a very proud occasion for everyone associated with Laois camogie.”Laois Camogie posted on their Facebook page to also pay tribute to the duo.They said: “Massive congratulations to Aedin Lowry and Clodagh Tynan on winning Soaring Star Awards.“This is a fantastic achievement and we are super proud of them both.”SEE ALSO – Two Laois soccer players sign professional first-team contracts with Bohemians Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic center_img Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Council Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival TAGSAedín LowryClodagh TynanLaois Camogie Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Uneven ration distribution to prolong NK’s food shortage

first_img News News News SHARE Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Roughly half of North Korea’s populationwill face food shortages in the year 2025 due to an imbalance in state rations,according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An annual report on food safety around theworld revealed, “Given the food shortage that 17 million North Koreanscurrently face, although conditions will improve, it will not resolve the lackof supply,” according to Washington-based Voice of America (VOA) on the 23rd. The report issued by a USDA economicresearch institute explained “income inequality” and “uneven distribution” willcontinue to prolong the shortage in food supply. An average North Korean is unable toconsume even 2,100 kcal a day, which is much lower than the average in Asiathat stands at 2,500 kcal, according to the report. The report added, “TheNorth’s chronic food shortage is due to structural problems.” The study showed the food distribution gapin 2025 will decrease to 140,000 tons from the current 235,000. The discrepancyis shrinking, but in order for North Koreans to consume the UN-recommended2,100 kcal a day, the country needs roughly 140,000 tons more in supply. USDA researcher Stacy Rosen, who wrote thereport, told VOA, “Our results from this year’s analysis once again show thatNorth Korea has zero nutritional gaps through the projection period. In otherwords, at the national level, we project that there is enough food to meet thenutritional target.” Despite this she added that the 13 million in the lowerincome bracket will still not have enough to consume more than 2,100kcal a dayand will be short on food. Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] center_img Uneven ration distribution to prolong NK’s food shortage News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Daily NK – 2015.07.24 4:05pm North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

North Korea’s rich pay to exempt kids from farm work

first_img Facebook Twitter Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store AvatarKim Yoo JinKim Yoo Jin is one of Daily NK’s freelance journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55%center_img News News North Korean students in a truck driving along the Sino-North Korean border. / Image: Kang Dong-wan, Professor, Dong-A University North Korea’s rich and powerful are increasingly paying school teachers to exempt their children from mandatory farm mobilizations, and schools are using these funds to pay for the food eaten by other, less fortunate, students working in the fields, sources in North Korea have told Daily NK.“The potato season (fall harvest) began in Samjiyon in mid-September,” a Ryanggang Province-based source told Daily NK on Monday. “Students from mainly poor families attending middle schools in Hyesan are now in Samjiyon helping out in the fields.” All North Korean students are required by the state to participate in the farm mobilization “battles,” or campaigns aimed at ramping up farm production. Daily NK has reported previously that middle school students are used to help harvest crops as diverse as opium resin and tobacco.Despite the mandatory nature of the campaigns, Daily NK sources said that each year the number of students who are exempt from farm work seems to be increasing. “Middle school students have difficulty carrying around potatoes, which is more difficult than harvesting them,” another Ryanggang Province-based source said. “Parents are aware that their kids hate working the fields so they are actively finding ways for them to avoid working.”About one in four students are exempt from participation thanks to payments made by their parents to teachers, Daily NK sources estimate. Classes in middle schools in Hyesan generally average around 40 students. The number of students working in the fields, however, is now only 30 students per class. Teachers use the money they receive from parents to buy food or purchase replacement labor so that their classes meet their assigned labor quotas. Labor quotas are carefully tracked by North Korean officials who manage these mobilization campaigns. If too few students show up on the fields, schools may come under investigation from the country’s educational authorities or a party committee member. “Teachers recommend that even students who have been exempted show up at the farms to go through the motions of work,” one of the sources told Daily NK. “They work for a short while and spend the rest of their time in student accommodations nearby the fields.” Teachers have been known to pay kkotjebi (homeless children) daily wages to achieve their quotas of workers in the fields. They reportedly pay the children a daily wage of RMB 3 (40 US cents) to harvest potatoes, and RMB 5 (70 US cents) for carrying potatoes from one place to another. Students in the fields feel it’s unfair they have to work because of their parent’s economic situation. Daily NK sources agreed that such grievances have the potential to expand beyond unhappiness toward their parents to feelings of injustice aimed at broader North Korean society. Regardless of the feelings of individual students in the fields, potato farms are reportedly rushing to finish the fall potato harvest before Samjiyon is hit with cold weather, which comes earlier than in other parts of the country.*Translated by Violet KimPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] TAGSagriculturefarming SHARElast_img read more

Affordable and quality insurance key driver as Cbus Super confirms decision to reappoint TAL as its insurer

first_imgAffordable and quality insurance key driver as Cbus Super confirms decision to reappoint TAL as its insurer CBUS SuperMEDIA RELEASE Thursday 19 November 2020Affordable and quality insurance the key driver as Cbus Super confirms decision to reappoint TAL as its insurerCbus Super, the leading industry super fund for the building and construction and allied industries, today confirmed that following a review it has agreed to proceed with re-appointing TAL to provide insurance for its 774,000 members*. The proposed arrangement will be effective for five years from 1 July 2021.Cbus Super Group Executive Member and Employer Experience, Marianne Walker said, “Insurance is one of the most important benefits that a super fund can provide.‘This is particularly true for Cbus members, where the nature of building and construction means they face a higher risk of workplace injury than other industries. Around two thirds of Cbus members currently work in the building and construction industry.’ (cbussuper.com.au/content/dam/cbus/files/news/media-releases/Submission-Retirement-Income-Review.pdfWith a focus on Cbus and TAL as business partners, TAL has committed to:• deliver or support a range of activities critical to the future success for Cbus that includes providing even better service and outcomes for members;• a lower cost pricing model that will deliver better financial outcomes for members and support sustainability; and• an enhanced governance and oversight model.Marianne Walker said, ‘We are reappointing a strong performing insurer who has delivered excellent service to our members. TAL strongly supports Cbus desire to provide high quality purpose built insurance for our members and we are pleased to continue to partner with them. We look forward to continuing to deliver great outcomes for our members with TAL.’With the superannuation and insurance industries adjusting to the federal government’s recently announced budget measures, the importance of maintaining default insurance for Cbus’ members was front of mind when negotiating the new arrangements.Marianne Walker said, ‘The stapling proposal in the Budget announcements, where members stay with the first super fund they join, make the insurance benefits our members receive through the default system even more important.‘Under the proposals, members may get ‘stapled’ to a fund at their first job. For example, from bar work or a retail job when they are at school or studying after they finish school. Later, when they move to their chosen career in the building and construction industry, the insurance they received from the original fund may not cover them, as they are in an industry that can be classified as dangerous.‘Continuing to work with TAL to maintain the cover for our members, will help keep them reassured as they progress through their career in the building and construction industries.’ /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:building, business, career, construction industry, federal government, future, Government, industry, insurance, outcomes, quality, school, super, superannuation, sustainabilitylast_img read more

Major rolling back of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW

first_imgMajor rolling back of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW The PremierThe 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the timing is right to ease restrictions and replace the 4sqm rule with the 2sqm rule, except at gyms and nightclubs.“We are grateful to the people in NSW for their patience and understanding over what has been an incredibly difficult year,” Ms Berejiklian said.“The rolling back of restrictions across the State is only possible because of the excellent work of the community who have followed social distancing guidelines and continued to come forward for testing.”On Monday, 7 December, the NSW Government will ease the following restrictions allowing:Venues including hospitality venues, retail and places of worship:1 person per 2sqm (with 25 people permitted before the rule applies), except for:gyms and nightclubs (1 person per 4sqm, with a maximum of 50 people allowed in gym classes or on the dancefloor at nightclubs)Stadiums and theatres:outdoors: 100 per cent seated capacity, and 1 person per 2sqm rule for unstructured seating areasindoors: 75 per cent seated capacity.Gatherings in outdoor public spaces:up to 100 people for outdoor gatherings (up from 50)up to 5,000 people for outdoor events that are fenced, ticketed and seated (subject to the 2sqm rule)up to 3,000 people for other organised outdoor events i.e. community sport and outdoor protests (subject to the 2sqm rule).Dance Floors:up to 50 people indoors. Singingup to 50 performers indoors, no maximum cap outdoorsadvice is for congregation/audience to continue wearing masks if singing. Under the changes, maximum capacity caps will be removed subject to the 2sqm rule for:bookings at hospitality venuesweddingsfuneralsregional agricultural showscorporate eventsreligious services.Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the people of NSW have worked hard to keep COVID-19 under control and deserved this major easing of restrictions.“Today is a great day for the people of NSW and great timing with Christmas fast approaching, as we will soon see larger crowds at venues and events and the expansion of the 2sqm rule state-wide,” Mr Barilaro said.Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said under the changes most venues will be able to double their capacity, which will have an immediate and substantial impact on the economy.“This change will make a big difference to many businesses and will provide a real boost for jobs particularly in the service industry which has been hit hard over the past nine months,” Mr Perrottet saidHealth Minister Brad Hazzard said as restrictions are eased the community needs to continue playing their part and being COVID-Safe.“Keep getting tested with even the slightest of symptoms, maintain your social distance, don’t go to work if you are unwell and wear a mask where you cannot guarantee social distancing,” Mr Hazzard said.Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government would continue to work with business and industry to ensure they operate in a COVID-Safe way.“We have worked closely with industry representatives throughout 2020 to safely ease restrictions and we appreciate their patience and know these changes will be incredibly well received,” Mr Ayres said.NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said despite there being no recent cases of community transmission the community should continue to be COVID-Safe.“It is critical that people continue to come forward for testing and practice COVID-safe behaviour when out and about and catching up with family and friends,” Dr Chant 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:Australia, Berejiklian, business, community, corporate, covid-19, Government, health minister, industry, Investment, Kerry, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, religious, Sydney, tourism, Western Sydneylast_img read more