General election poll: Conservatives lead Labour by seven points

first_imgRead more: Conservative party tees up a National Insurance tax cut in its election manifesto Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndo The Christ the Carpenter church Hall polling station is seen in Peterborough, England on June 6, 2019. – A local by-election was triggered when Peterborough’s former MP Fiona Onasanya was sacked by her constituents in the first successful re-call petition prompting a by-election. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images) whatsapp Tuesday 5 November 2019 8:52 am Share Both Labour and the Conservatives have also promised a raft of non-Brexit related policies. The Liberal Democrats were supported by 15 per cent of those polled, while the Brexit party was backed by nine per cent. It said 11 per cent of those who voted Conservative at the 2017 election were now planning to vote for the Brexit Party, while 12 per cent of those who backed Labour in 2017 intended to vote for the Liberal Democrats. It showed a narrower gap than recent surveys from other pollsters which have put the Conservatives between eight and 17 percentage points ahead of Labour. ICM said the poll showed the Conservatives and Labour were losing a similar proportion of votes over Brexit. Conservative policies could include a cut to National Insurance, more funding for colleges and investment to help prevent the smuggling of drugs at prisons.  Read more: UK public spending set to hit 1970s levels after election, think tank says James Booth whatsapp The poll put the Conservatives on 38 per cent and Labour on 31 per cent. Labour’s promises include £60bn more spending for home energy upgrades by 2030 and the nationalisation of gas and electricity supply networks and the privatised sewerage and water companies. General election poll: Conservatives lead Labour by seven points The UK will go to the polls on 12 December, the first December election since 1923. The online poll of 2,047 was carried out between 1 November and 4 November. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has a seven-percentage point lead over the Labour Party, according to an ICM poll. Johnson hopes the electorate will give him a fresh mandate for his Brexit deal.last_img read more

A Condensed Guide to All of the Star Wars: The Force…

first_imgFilmA Condensed Guide to All of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens News on the InternetBy Marielle Wakim – October 20, 2015530ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItA long time ago (Sunday) in a galaxy far, far away (the black hole that is the Internet), the new Star Wars film started making headlines for several reasons. Here’s what you need to know:1. The Movie’s Theatrical Poster Was ReleasedOh. Mah. Gah. While this poster was not created by painter Drew Struzan (the man behind one-sheets for Star Wars Episode I, II, and III not to mention countless other films), it certainly seems to be inspired by his iconic designs. Fun Fact: Struzan once even designed a poster for Star Wars: Episode VI-Revenge of the Jedi. Before you go postal on us, yes, we know there is no Star Wars movie with this name. But Struzan says George Lucas had intended there to be one. “When George decided that Jedi do not take revenge,” Struzan explains, “he retitled the movie Return of the Jedi. However, when he changed the title, they did not use this same artwork. Therefore it was never used, and the original title remained with this original art.” Check out Struzan’s Revenge of the Jedi poster here.2. A Trailer is Finally HereThe very first full-length trailer for The Force Awakens debuted on ESPN Monday night during a football game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles (a smart move on Disney’s part, who owns both entities). Presumably the game received a significant bump in ratings thanks to rabid Star Wars fans eager for a taste of the new movie—the video has already been viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube.3. Stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley Freaked Out Over Said Trailer and Its AwesomenessBoyega and Ridley, who play Finn and Rey in the new movie respectively, wisely thought to have someone film their real-time reactions to the footage. The results, which they both posted to Instagram, are expectedly adorable.4. You’ll Probably Have to Wait Weeks to See This ThingDid you think you could casually buy a ticket to this film a few hours ahead of your desired showtime? That’s almost as adorable as an Ewok. This isn’t Jupiter Ascending, people. Advance tickets for The Force Awakens went on sale at Fandango.com last night, and the sheer influx of buyers caused the site to have some serious technical difficulties. Even so, the ticket service experienced a record-breaking amount of pre-sales: “We have already sold 8 times as many tickets as we did on the first day of sales for the previous record holder [2012’s Hunger Games],” a Fandango rep said. “Movie theaters are continually adding new show times on Fandango to meet the phenomenal demand.” May the Force be with those of you who don’t believe in pre-ordering. TAGSStar Wars: The Force AwakensFandangoDrew StruzanPrevious article“Everybody at Some Point Figures Out L.A. Is Where They Should Live”Next articleParty Shot: Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr., and Anthony Mackie Strike a Pose at a Screening for ShelterMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR12 Things You Need to Do This Weekend, 6/23Star Wars, Star Trek, Drones, and James Corden All Showed Up to the Oscar Wilde AwardsGoogle Hides a Phenomenal Star Wars Easter Egg Right in Its Search Enginelast_img read more

HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver memo: “Sometimes we failed to live up to standards expected by society”

first_img Emma Haslett Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsMost Affordable Camper VansAll Things Auto | Search AdsSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsAirmotoAmazing Air Pump Every Car Needs (It’s Genius)AirmotoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get When They KnowNational Penny For SeniorsLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestly HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver has admitted in a memo to the bank’s staff that it failed to live up to expectations, after it was accused of helping thousands of customers of its Swiss private banking arm to evade tax.Reuters reported today that the memo also indicated he had been called to give evidence to “lawmakers”. Chairman Douglas Flint has already confirmed  his appearance before the Treasury Select Committee on 25 February.  However, in his note Gulliver pointed to efforts made to change how the bank works.I share your furstration that the media focus on historical events makes it harder for people to see the efforts we have made to put things right.But we must acknowledge we sometimes failed to live up to the standards the societies we serve rightly expected from us. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Friday 13 February 2015 11:50 am Tags: Company HSBC Holdings HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver memo: “Sometimes we failed to live up to standards expected by society” last_img read more

Inside an Olympian’s testosterone ordeal

first_img Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. “She couldn’t understand. It was shock,” the coach said. “I said, ‘You’re not alone. There are others.’”Thus started a months-long process of trips to foreign clinics for batteries of tests and potentially life-changing choices.Another athlete has become the unwilling face of this complex and sensitive issue. Caster Semenya will race and likely win gold in the 800 meters. Believed to be hyperandrogenic, outed as physiologically different without her consent when she won the world title in 2009, the South African’s dominance has again pushed to the fore divisive questions about whether allowing women to compete with testosterone far above the female norm is fair and whether the hormone’s attributed performance-enhancing effects are significantly greater than other natural gifts, like height for basketball players.The AP will not name the athlete, her country, or give details that could identify her. In message exchanges, the athlete told AP she is focusing on competition in Rio de Janeiro and that her story is “personal and private.”However, the IAAF letter and AP’s interview with the coach, who was intimately involved in her eventual decision to agree to testosterone-curbing treatment, shed unprecedented light on the inner workings of the process that at least 14 women have gone through since the federation introduced it in 2011.Having not withstood a legal challenge brought by another female athlete, India’s Dutee Chand, the IAAF regulations are now on hold, suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport since July 2015. That means hyperandrogenic women can compete in Rio without reining in their natural testosterone levels.During the IAAF process, the athlete could not compete; the coach covered her absence from races by lying that she was injured. The AP will not identify the coach to avoid identifying the athlete.The first IAAF-requested tests to determine her exact condition required a trip to another nation’s capital, where she was met by Dolle, and was followed by two trips to a clinic in Nice, France, the coach said. RIO DE JANEIRO — The young athlete, now competing at the Rio Games, always considered herself to be a girl just like the others, a girl who loved to run. Then the governing body of track and field told her she was different, so different that her track career could be over.Marked “confidential” and signed “best sporting regards,” the letter outlined a choice for the athlete: Open herself up to a panel of medical experts who could recommend surgery or chemical treatment to reduce her testosterone levels, or stop competing.She had fallen foul of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ rules aimed at providing a fair playing field for women by keeping out athletes with high testosterone, a naturally occurring strength-building hormone.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. The IAAF’s medical director at the time told track authorities in the athlete’s country that blood and urine tests detected testosterone levels that were “abnormally high.” The suspected cause, wrote Dr. Gabriel Dolle, wasn’t doping but another hot-button issue likely to flare in the Rio Olympics’ final week: hyperandrogenism. Please enter a valid email address. About the Author Reprints Associated Press Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images HealthInside an Olympian’s testosterone ordeal Leave this field empty if you’re human: The first Nice trip was accompanied but the second, lasting over a week, was not because the IAAF did not want to pay for someone to go with her, said the coach.“I didn’t want her to go alone. She didn’t speak French very well. I was afraid she wouldn’t understand,” the coach said. “I said, ‘Before you take any medicine, call me. Don’t take anything.’ The doctors say, ‘It’s for her good.’ And I thought to myself, ‘She’s fine as she is.’”After the second Nice trip, subsequent correspondence from Dolle offered two choices: surgery or medicinal treatment, said the coach. The coach urged the athlete not to go under the surgeon’s knife, saying: “We can’t take this risk; cut things off that God gave you … When things are cut off, it’s forever. You can’t get those parts back.”“She said, ‘Since I love this sport, I’ll take the medicine,’” the coach said.The treatment caused weight-gain and the unpleasant side-effect of making the athlete smell “awful,” sweaty and dirty, even though she stayed clean and wore deodorant and perfume, the coach said.When the IAAF eventually allowed the athlete to resume competing, she was delighted. But CAS only suspended the regulations, rather than overturn them entirely, giving the IAAF until July 2017 to produce evidence that high testosterone gives hyperandrogenic women a significant performance advantage.“She is free but she is scared that from one day to the next they could stop her from running again,” the coach said. “She’s in limbo, waiting for something bad to happen. She asks, ‘Are they going to stop me again? Are they going to make me take more medicine?”—  John Leicester Leave this field empty if you’re human: Had the athlete not been a runner, she might never have known of her condition. It was flagged up by IAAF tests that look for banned drugs. The athlete was stunned when told that her testosterone pointed to hyperandrogenism, her then-coach told the Associated Press.advertisement By Associated Press Aug. 15, 2016 Reprints Tags Olympicstestosteronelast_img read more

Euphoric Mood in North Korean Regions

first_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea has been in a euphoric mood following the success of Wednesday morning’s missile launch, with the authorities seizing the opportunity to get members of all mass organizations to pledge allegiance to Kim Jong Eun in lectures on the subject.“Yesterday at around midday factories and enterprises were informed that they should listen to the broadcast about the success of the missile launch,” a Yangkang Province source told Daily NK today. “When it was over the unit Party secretary got up and led a loyalty pledge, telling us to ‘take pride in being the people of a state in possession of satellites and accomplish still greater feats in the construction of socialism under the leadership of Kim Jong Eun.’” Many people willingly created a holiday atmosphere upon hearing the news, the source went on, explaining, “People are saying that it is really extraordinary to have launched a satellite made with our own technology. They are organizing discussions, lectures, meetings and loyalty gatherings in every unit.”The authorities gave the people advance notice of the country’s failed April missile launch; however, this time around this did not occur. As a result, the success came as a pleasant shock to almost everybody, as only the few who directly or indirectly get news from abroad knew in advance. However, there were some propaganda failures as well. A North Hamkyung Province source reported one such flunk in that region, explaining, “We couldn’t see it on TV because there wasn’t any power! I heard about it on the cable radio later on, then heard the details in my people’s unit meeting.”The buoyant mood was also stretched considerably by the requirement to venture outside in frigid weather to celebrate on the streets. According to the Yangkang Province source, “They wanted to created a festive atmosphere so the women put on skirts and were out there in the winter weather shivering. The celebrations were a bit over the top under the circumstances.”“A propaganda van was employed to convey news of the launch success and emphasize that it is all down to Marshal Kim Jong Eun,” the North Hamkyung Province source added. “There were even children summoned to sing in the street and march around.” Euphoric Mood in North Korean Regions SHARE News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) NewsEconomycenter_img US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter By Daily NK – 2012.12.13 11:59pm last_img read more

Keeping Our Agriculture Workers Moving

first_imgKeeping Our Agriculture Workers Moving VIC PremierWith the border between Victoria and New South Wales now closed to keep our state safe from ongoing coronavirus transmission, the Victorian Government is ensuring primary producers and agriculture workers can travel between states to undertake their important work.Effective immediately, all agriculture workers who live and work between New South Wales and Victoria – other than those already covered under the existing border bubble arrangements – can apply for a permit to enter Victoria to keep the state’s vital food and fibre supply chain moving.These arrangements will apply to agriculture workers with the same safeguards as workers in the freight and essential services industries – they must only remain in Victoria for the period necessary and minimise contact with other people in Victoria.Permitted agriculture workers entering Victoria must wear a face mask in all public places, get regularly tested for coronavirus, self-quarantine when not working and only leave their accommodation for takeaway food or drink, bathroom stops, medical care, to obtain a coronavirus test or in an emergency.Victorian farmers and agriculture workers living outside the border bubble and re-entering Victoria after conducting work in NSW will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return and get tested for coronavirus twice.This permit system is consistent with the National Agriculture Workers’ Code endorsed by National Cabinet in September, recognising that many agriculture workers regularly cross state borders – and will provide Victorian contact tracers with vital contact information if there is a positive case where these workers have been.The only other categories of authorised entry to Victoria from NSW – apart from existing border bubble arrangements – are individuals holding an exemption from the Department of Health and Human Services, those with a transit permit from another jurisdiction, Victorians who have completed 14 days’ mandatory quarantine in NSW, and people in set categories like emergency services workers.Anyone seeking to enter Victoria from NSW, outside of these approved categories, will now be turned back.Agriculture workers who need to cross the border will be able to apply for a permit at service.vic.gov.au from today, or contact Agriculture Victoria on 136 186 for further information.The Victorian Government is backing regional businesses and workers with initiatives including the $17 million Seasonal Workforce Support Package to address workforce shortages caused to the pandemic. The package is part of the $57 million Agriculture Workforce Plan supporting worker relocation, induction and business adaption.For more information on the border closure, current coronavirus exposure venues or to find a testing site, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.As stated by Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas“Many of our agriculture workers need to cross the border to perform their vital work – these permits will allow that to happen while keeping our state safe.”“We’re backing the food and fibre industry in these challenging times – I urge anyone needing support to get in touch with Agriculture Victoria as a first port of call.” /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:Agriculture, AusPol, Australia, bathroom, business, Cabinet, coronavirus, Department of Health, Emergency, exposure, Government, Human Services, industry, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, testing, Victorialast_img read more

JCVI advises prioritising homeless people and rough sleepers for COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgJCVI advises prioritising homeless people and rough sleepers for COVID-19 vaccine Many people who are homeless or sleeping rough are likely to have underlying health conditions which would place them in priority group 6. These are likely to be under-diagnosed or not properly reflected in GP records.Due to current restrictions, many thousands of people who sleep rough have been housed in emergency accommodation. This provides a unique opportunity to offer vaccination to those often unable to access basic healthcare.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises that local teams consider a universal offer to adults experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping alongside those in priority group 6.They should also be offered the vaccine without the need for an NHS number or GP registration.Local decisions should be taken on whether a shorter schedule may be offered if they are unlikely to return for the second dose at 12 weeks.Operationally, it is anticipated that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be easier to deploy to this group of people. The optimal timing for the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 8 to 12 weeks after the first dose.Professor Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 Chair for JCVI, said:The JCVI’s advice on COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation was developed with the aim of preventing as many deaths as possible.People experiencing homelessness are likely to have health conditions that put them at higher risk of death from COVID-19.This advice will help us to protect more people who are at greater risk, ensuring that fewer people become seriously ill or die from the virus.Rosanna O’Connor, Acting Director for Health Improvement at Public Health England, said:People who are homeless or who sleep rough face reduced access to healthcare, and experience some of the highest rates of poor health outcomes and undiagnosed health issues.We welcome this decision of JCVI and are pleased to have supported the committee with the evidence that helped make this decision, which will protect those who are most vulnerable and may be at increased of severe illness or death from COVID-19.The JCVI will continue to consider the emerging evidence and will keep its advice under review.The JCVI letter outlining the recommendations is available in full. /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:covid-19, death, director, Emergency, Government, health, healthcare, homeless, homelessness, Immunisation, outcomes, Professor, public health, rough sleeping, sleep, UK, UK Government, vaccination, vaccinelast_img read more

Statement from Minister for Home Affairs

first_imgStatement from Minister for Home Affairs I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hard working men and women of the Home Affairs Department led by Mike Pezzullo and its portfolio agencies for the incredible work they do to keep Australians safe.Secretary Pezzullo has served both sides of politics, but his first priority is to serve our country and he has done an exceptional job.I’m incredibly proud to have been the inaugural Minister for Home Affairs in its modern form.Together we have thwarted 20 terrorist attacks, invested record amounts into ASIO and AFP, seized record amounts of drug importations and worked day and night to keep women and children and the broader public safe from threats.Commissioner Reece Kershaw and his leadership team has turned around the AFP and they go from strength to strength.Mike Phelan and the ACIC contribute to our successes in ways that will never be made public and they deserve our appreciation.I’m incredibly proud of the $70 million investment in establishing the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation. The men and women there who save and protect children on a daily basis are world leaders in their field. Stamping out the exploitation of children has been our greatest achievement in this portfolio. This is a battle we must win and I will continue to be a strong ambassador for this cause.I would like to really honour the leadership of Commissioner Michael Outram and the Australian Border Force in halting the evil people smuggling trade and preventing deaths at sea. Under my watch, there has not been a successful boat arrival or a death at sea.I have worked diligently to clean up Labor’s regional processing mess. The Government has removed every child from Nauru and PNG. Of the remaining adults none are in detention – they all live freely in their local communities. In total, there are now less than 240 individuals in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. We have removed all the children from onshore detention that were put there by Labor.We have dealt with an unprecedented risk of foreign interference and espionage against our country, and committed significant resources, including the establishment of the joint agency Counter Foreign Interference Taskforce to protect our nation and our way of life.Director-General Mike Burgess is one of the finest leaders in this space and ASIO will continue to achieve success under his watch.Since strengthening the character test provision of the Migration Act in 2014, I have cancelled more than 6,300 visas of non-citizen criminals. This included cancellations for domestic violence related offences, child sex and child sexual exploitation offences, assault and armed robbery. These cancellations have made Australia a safer place.AUSTRAC is a world leader and I am proud of their enforcement work and engagement with the private sector. Nicole Rose is an exceptional leader of that organisation.There is no greater honour than to represent the men and women of the Australian Defence Forces in Government.It comes at a crucial strategic time for our country and our region.I am very much looking forward to continuing the work of my predecessor Linda Reynolds who has done an exceptional job in this portfolio.​​​​ /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:ACIC, AFP, ASIO, AusPol, AUSTRAC, Australia, Australian, Australian Border Force, Defence, defence force, domestic violence, foreign interference, Government, Guinea, Home Affairs, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, sexual exploitationlast_img read more

BV Coastal Joins with Oceana to Save Something Beautiful

first_imgPinterest AdvertisementFor Every Bottle Sold, A $1 Donation Will Help Restore Oceans WorldwideNapa, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – BV Coastal Estates is partnering with Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization, by donating $1 for every bottle of wine sold over the next two years to help restore and protect the world’s oceans.Each back label of the popular BV Coastal red and white wines calls out the program and invites consumers to learn more about Oceana’s efforts.  The campaign began July 1, 2017 and runs for two years, with a total contribution of up to $100,000 during that time period, up to $50,000 each year.  With this pledge, BV Coastal adds to an ongoing commitment to sustainability.Support for the program includes a broad array of activation tools including case cards, shelf-talkers, bottle necker sleeves and table tents featuring beautiful images of the California coastline and Pacific Ocean.  Oceana’s logo and campaign theme are prominently displayed.BV Coastal’s seven varietal wines feature a dramatic trade dress with different hand drawn illustrations with serene coastal scenes.  The new labels were inspired by the brand’s California heritage, including sourcing from cooler California coastal vineyards.Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation.  Oceana is rebuilding abundant, biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in key fishing countries around the world.http://oceana.org/support-oceanahttp://bvcoastal.com/savesomethingbeautifulAdvertisement ReddIt Share Twitter Previous articleMcWatters Collection Chardonnay Wins at Prestigious Chardonnay du MondeNext articleLiberation Distribution (LibDib) Celebrates First 100 Days  Press Release Facebook Home Industry News Releases BV Coastal Joins with Oceana to Save Something BeautifulIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessBV Coastal Joins with Oceana to Save Something BeautifulBy Press Release – July 5, 2017 145 0 Email Linkedin TAGSBV Coastal EstatesConsumerOceana last_img read more

Groundbreaking Ceremony Heralds Return to Paradise

first_imgEmail Facebook TAGSParadise Ridge WineryWright Contracting ReddIt Pinterest Twitter AdvertisementWright Contracting and Paradise Ridge Winery reconstruction project builds hopeSanta Rosa, CA, October 24, 2018 – On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Paradise Ridge Winery reconstruction project kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the popular winery, which burned down in the Tubbs fire after 24 years as a beloved Sonoma County wedding, gathering and wine tasting venue. The following day, Wright Contracting, the general contractor hired by the Byck family, owners of Paradise Ridge Winery, commenced construction.“The Byck family’s commitment to rebuilding the winery, despite insurance challenges and the extent of destruction caused by the fires, has been incredible. Our team is excited to be part of this project and we’re committed to constructing the new winery in time to have people celebrating weddings and admiring the views by fall of 2019,” stated Bryan Wright, Vice President of Wright Contracting and Project Manager for the Paradise Ridge Winery project.The Wright team engaged with the Byck family and TLCD Architecture shortly after the fires to discuss a value engineering approach that could allow the rebuild to happen despite an insurance shortfall. The new facility features innovative design elements and materials to improve the site’s safety and fire resistance, while retaining the look of the original winery. The team worked closely through the pre-construction design, estimating and scheduling phase and will continue to do so throughout construction to ensure that the project stays on schedule and within budget.Mark Davis, President of Wright Contracting, commented that, “Clients are finding that getting to the point where they can begin to rebuild is incredibly challenging due to both the emotional toll that the fires took and the complexities of dealing with insurance companies. Paradise Ridge is a local treasure, and for others who lost their homes and businesses, watching the Byck family work through the challenges is providing hope that they will be able to rebuild as well.”Wright Contracting, a commercial General Contracting company which has been operating in the North Bay since 1953, is working with a number of home and business owners who lost their properties in the October 2017 fires. In addition to the Paradise Ridge Winery project, Wright Contracting is rebuilding portions of Cardinal Newman High School, Ursuline High School/Roseland Preparatory High School, the Shea House at Sutter Hospital, the Santa Rosa Community Health Center and a private estate.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Groundbreaking Ceremony Heralds Return to ParadiseIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessGroundbreaking Ceremony Heralds Return to ParadiseBy Press Release – October 24, 2018 70 0 Linkedin Share Previous articleKeeper Collection Announces Finalists to Compete in 2019 Somms Under FireNext articleAfternoon Brief, October 24 Press Releaselast_img read more