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‘Regional Climate Alliances’ to support local government action on climate change $500,000 initiative to develop local government ‘alliances’ in regional areas to address climate change Six-week expression of interest period opens today The Regional Climate Alliance Initiative is a commitment under the Western Australian Climate Policy Two ‘Regional Climate Alliances’ will be set up in Western Australia this year, thanks to a State Government commitment of $500,000 to support local government collaboration on climate change.A six-week expression of interest period opens today, with all regional local governments invited to submit their proposals to join forces with neighbouring governments to address the effects of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The Regional Climate Alliance Initiative is a commitment under the Western Australian Climate Policy aimed at strengthening climate change adaptation and mitigation capability and action in regional WA.The alliance model has been successfully implemented in other Australian jurisdictions and improves knowledge sharing and collaborative responses to climate change on a regional scale.The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) will oversee the initiative and the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) will help administer the fund by providing advice and support.Funding will be used to support two Regional Climate Alliance Coordinators, and to deliver emissions reduction and resilience-building projects demonstrating economic, environmental and social benefits within local government areas.Examples of potential projects include:adding solar panels to local government facilities;delivering behaviour change programs to reduce energy use or improve resilience across the community; andincreasing tree canopies in town centres to improve urban cooling. Once established, the alliances will be invited to submit proposals for project funding for specific climate change actions, with a total of $200,000 available over two years.The initiative will be evaluated and considered for possible expansion in mid-2023.Local governments wishing to register an expression of interest can visit the WALGA website for all application details.Expressions of interest close on June 21, 2021, with successful applicants expected to be announced shortly after.As stated by Climate Action Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:“The McGowan Government is excited to be launching this initiative, which will support the capacity of regional local governments to respond to climate change.“Every level of government needs to do their bit to address climate change and many local governments are stepping up to the challenge. Our goal is to see how we can use this model to build capability and increase knowledge sharing across local governments to address climate change on a regional scale.“We want to see the development of strong and effective emissions reduction and climate change adaptation projects, designed and implemented by local government alliances.”As stated by Local Government Minister John Carey:“This initiative is great news for regional local governments, who have the capacity to generate real and lasting change in their community when it comes to addressing the challenges of climate change.“A key aspect to this initiative is for smaller local governments to share knowledge and expertise so they achieve outcomes they might not have been able to otherwise.“I hope it also encourages local governments to think strategically about how climate change impacts their regions.” /Public Release. 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Road relief promised in Federal Budget The City of Whittlesea welcomes the Australian Government’s funding announcement for several local projects in the Federal Budget for 2021/22.The Federal Government announced $2 billion for initial investment into a new intermodal freight terminal that will provide a vital link between Victoria’s two largest ports and the rest of Australia. One of the two preferred sites for the terminal is on the edge of the City of Whittlesea at Beveridge which would bring 20,000 jobs to the local area.The budget also promised a further $24.2 million of funding for O’Herns Rd/Hume Freeway Interchange to complete the project and $10 million for a detailed business base into the E6 Freeway.Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson thanked the Australian Government and said the funding was a win for City of Whittlesea residents.“Council is very pleased to hear that funding has been committed for projects that will improve the lives of people who live, work and study in the City of Whittlesea including the creation of local jobs.”“We know traffic has been a continued pain point for people living in our City, and Council has been working with both Federal and State government to find solutions to ease congestion and make the City of Whittlesea easier to move around,” Ms Wilson said.Ms Wilson said the E6 Freeway, O’Herns Road interchange and the Beveridge Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT) were projects Council had been advocating to the Australian and Victorian governments on behalf of residents and businesses for many years.The E6 will significantly relieve congestion on Whittlesea’s road network and provide an essential north-south road connection for residents in the Northern Growth Corridor.The BIFT will bring with it an enormous increase in local employment opportunities in an area which will be home to nearly a third of Melbourne’s future residential growth.“We also welcome the Australian Government’s significant commitment to mental health services and four-year-old kinder, which we will work hard to ensure will benefit our community,” Ms Wilson said.Other budget highlights include:$2 billion for ongoing funding for four-year-old kindergarten$278.6 million over four years to expand and enhance headspace and youth mental health services$112 million over four years for psychosocial support services$28.2 million over two years for the Stronger Communities Program which provides funding of up to $20,000 for small projects that deliver social benefits for local communities.$1 billion (additional) to extend the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. /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, Australian, Australian Government, Beveridge, employment, Federal, federal budget, federal government, Government, health services, infrastructure, Investment, local council, Melbourne, mental health, Victoria, Whittlesea, Whittlesea City Council
Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Awareness was created on health risks from tobacco and the importance and consequences of organ damageGleneagles Global Hospitals recently launched ‘S.O.O.N – Quit Tobacco’, a month-long campaign to raise awareness on the ill-effects of smoking and consumption of tobacco. S.O.O.N symbolises Save Our Organs Now.The word ‘S.O.O.N’ intentionally highlights the entire purpose of this launch which focuses on the need for reacting quickly and spreading awareness on the hazards of tobacco which not just affects the person himself but also the ones who’re around.Through this campaign, Gleneagles Global Hospitals spread awareness on health risks from tobacco and the importance and the consequences of organ damage. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News Related Posts By salil sule on July 6, 2017 Gleneagles Global Hospitals launches ‘S.O.O.N – Quit Tobacco’ campaign WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share
HomeNewsPolice officer’s death intensifies Capitol siege questions Jan. 09, 2021 at 5:00 amNewsPolice officer’s death intensifies Capitol siege questionsAssociated Press5 months agoNo tags Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated PressA police officer has died from injuries suffered as President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol, a violent siege that is forcing hard questions about the defeated president’s remaining days in office and the ability of the Capitol Police to secure the area.The U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement that Officer Brian D. Sicknick was injured “while physically engaging with protesters” during the Wednesday riot. He is the fifth person to die because of the Capitol protest and violence.During the struggle at the Capitol, Sicknick, 42, was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, two law enforcement officials said. The officials could not discuss the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.His family said in a statement Friday that Sicknick wanted to be a police officer his entire life. He served in the New Jersey Air National Guard before joining the Capitol Police in 2008.“Many details regarding Wednesday’s events and the direct causes of Brian’s injuries remain unknown, and our family asks the public and the press to respect our wishes in not making Brian’s passing a political issue,” the family said.The rampage that has shocked the world and left the country on edge forced the resignations of three top Capitol security officials over the failure to stop the breach. It has led lawmakers to demand a review of operations and an FBI briefing over what they called a “terrorist attack.” And it is prompting a broader reckoning over Trump’s tenure in office and what comes next for a torn nation.Protesters were urged by Trump during a rally near the White House earlier Wednesday to head to Capitol Hill, where lawmakers were scheduled to confirm Biden’s presidential victory. The mob swiftly broke through police barriers, smashed windows and paraded through the halls, sending lawmakers into hiding.One protester, a woman from California, was shot to death by Capitol Police, and there were dozens of arrests. Three other people died after “medical emergencies” related to the breach.Despite Trump’s repeated claims of voter fraud, election officials and his own former attorney general have said there were no election problems on a scale that would change the outcome. All the states have certified their results as fair and accurate, by Republican and Democratic officials alike.Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said news of the police officer’s death was “gut-wrenching.”“None of this should have happened,” Sasse said in a statement. “Lord, have mercy.”Sicknick had returned to his division office after the incident and collapsed, the statement said. He was taken to a local hospital where he died late Thursday.Trump did not personally comment on the officer’s death, but a White House spokesman said the death of any police officer in the line of duty is “a solemn reminder that they run toward danger to maintain peace.’’ Trump and the entire administration “extend our prayers to Officer Brian Sicknick’s family as we all grieve the loss of this American hero,’’ spokesman Judd Deere said.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said those responsible for Sicknick’s death “must be brought to justice.’’“The violent and deadly act of insurrection targeting the Capitol, our temple of American democracy, and its workers was a profound tragedy and stain on our nation’s history,’’ Pelosi said Friday. She ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff in Sicknick’s honor.Pelosi said Thursday that any remaining day with the president in power could be “a horror show for America.” Likewise, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the attack on the Capitol was “an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president,” and Trump must not stay in office “one day” longer.Pelosi and Schumer called for invoking the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to force Trump from office before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20. Schumer said he and Pelosi tried to call Vice President Mike Pence early Thursday to discuss that option but were unable to connect with him.At least one Republican lawmaker joined the effort. The procedure allows for the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to declare the president unfit for office. The vice president then becomes acting president.Pelosi said if the president’s Cabinet does not swiftly act, the House may proceed to impeach Trump.Trump, who had repeatedly refused to concede the election, did so in a late Thursday video from the White House vowing a “seamless transition of power.”Two Republicans who led efforts to challenge the election results, Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, faced angry peers in the Senate. Cruz defended his objection to the election results as “the right thing to do” as he tried unsuccessfully to have Congress launch an investigation. In the House, Republican leaders Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California and Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana joined in the failed effort to overturn Biden’s win by objecting to the Electoral College results.With tensions high, the Capitol shuttered and lawmakers not scheduled to return until the inauguration, an uneasy feeling of stalemate settled over a main seat of national power as Trump remained holed up at the White House.The social media giant Facebook banned the president from its platform and Instagram for the duration of Trump’s final days in office, if not indefinitely, citing his intent to stoke unrest. Twitter had silenced him the day before.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said “the shocking events” make it clear Trump “intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power.”U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, under pressure from Schumer, Pelosi and other congressional leaders, was forced to resign. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked for and received the resignation of the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate, Michael Stenger, effective immediately. Paul Irving, the longtime Sergeant at Arms of the House, also resigned.Sund had defended his department’s response to the storming of the Capitol, saying officers had “acted valiantly when faced with thousands of individuals involved in violent riotous actions.”Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser called the police response “a failure.”Lawmakers from both parties pledged to investigate and questioned whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalize the building. The Pentagon and Justice Department had been rebuffed when they offered assistance.Black lawmakers, in particular, noted the way the mostly white Trump supporters were treated.Newly elected Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said if “we, as Black people did the same things that happened … the reaction would have been different, we would have been laid out on the ground.”The protesters ransacked the place, taking over the House area and Senate chamber and waving Trump, American and Confederate flags. Outside, they scaled the walls and balconies.Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., a former police chief, said it was “painfully obvious” that Capitol police “were not prepared.”Associated Press writers Mary Clare Jalonick, Zeke Miller, Alan Fram, Padmananda Rama and Michael Balsamo in Washington contributed to this report.share on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLA, Congress take divergent paths after COVID test warningEssential Interviews: Bus Driver Nicole Honaker-HwangYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours ago
‘ ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了！在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Nigel Owens has hinted that his 100th Test appointment this weekend could be his last as he prepares to retire from international rugby at the end of the year.Owens will take charge of Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup Test between France and Italy in Paris, which will also serve as his landmark 100th Test appointment.However, he has yet to receive any indication as to whether he will be involved in the 2021 Six Nations, amid efforts from World Rugby to bring through a new crop of referees in time for the 2023 World Cup.In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, Owens confirmed that he could be set to retire from international refereeing after 35 years.‘I will be very proud to achieve that milestone this weekend,’ Owens said. ‘I never thought I would keep going to get 100 Tests. From what I am told, I am still refereeing at the top of my game. It is not a case of hanging around for an extra game and overstaying your welcome. I am still enjoying it and still performing, so there is a sense of that as well.‘There is also a sense that things are coming to an end. This season will be my last at Test level, and probably professionally as well. It will be. I can understand that if I am not going to be around for the World Cup in three years’ time, they are not going to pick me now.‘I will savour the moment. You have to enjoy every day as if it is the last because one day you will be right. I am going to enjoy this game because one day it is going to be my last, and this could be it. I would be disappointed if it was.’ALSO READ: Tributes to late France wing Christophe DominiciThe current world-record holder for most Test matches refereed, Owens made his Test debut in 2003, with his first international appointment a second-tier match between Portugal and Georgia.Owens has refereed at four different World Cups in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019, taking charge of the 2015 World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia, becoming just the second Welsh referee to do so, after Derek Bevan in 1991.The 49-year-old came out as gay in 2007 and credits the positive reaction he received from rugby as saving his life as he struggled with his sexuality.‘Rugby and the people within rugby saved my life. That is why I will always owe more to rugby and the people within rugby will ever owe to me,’ Owens explained. ‘I got through those difficult times because of rugby. Being accepted by some of the greatest players in the world who said, “Well done, we are proud of you because of who you are, it doesn’t matter to us.” That helped me in coming out and it saved my life, there is no doubt about it.’FULL INTERVIEWPhoto: Getty Images Published on November 25, 2020 Posted in Test Rugby, Top headlines Nigel Owens MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔！試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBra and Panty Sets | Search AdsGorgeous Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Bra and Panty Sets | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BabbelLearning a new language this year? – This app gets you speaking in just 3 weeksBabbel|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Owens: This season will be my last Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘ 536 27 ‘ ‘ SumabisThe Side Effects of Wearing Socks While Sleeping Might Surprise YouSumabis|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
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