McGowan Government drops in with wheely good news for Morley skaters McGowan Government allocates $2.5 million to relocate ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track Popular community facility to be relocated to make way for the METRONET Morley Station multi-storey car park and access roadSkate park won’t be moved until 2022 and City of Bayswater will undertake community consultation on design and new location The McGowan Government has dropped in with good news for local skateboarders and BMX riders in Morley, allocating $2.5 million to replace the ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track. The current park and track is located within the construction location of the future Morley Station and needs to be moved to make way for the multi-storey car park and access road.The funds will be provided to the City of Bayswater to construct a new facility in a new location, with community consultation already underway.The current skate park does not need to be removed until 2022, giving plenty of time for consultation on the new facility. MELconnx Consortium (Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction) was recently awarded the $700 million main construction contract to build the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, with early works on the project already underway at the new Bayswater Station and Tonkin Gap sites.As stated by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:“The local community have told us how important this facility is to young people in the area – I’m pleased we have been able to provide $2.5 million to build a new skate park and BMX track.“The City of Bayswater have already started community consultation on the best new location for the skate park.“The current facility won’t be removed until 2022 so there is plenty of time for everyone to have their say about where the best location is and what the new skate park should look like.”As stated by Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson:“This skate park is really popular but ageing and this is a great opportunity for a modern state-of-the-art facility for our kids and big kids.”As stated by Maylands MLA Lisa Baker:“METRONET isn’t just about building new train lines – it’s also about making sure our local communities have the facilities they need.“Skate parks and BMX tracks are very important to young people in my electorate and I know many were very worried about what the potential loss of these community facilities may mean.“Now we have funding allocated we can work together to design a brand new skate park – I can’t wait to hear from young people in the community about what they would like to see at their new skate park.” /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:ageing, Australia, Bayswater, building, car, community, future, gap, Government, Loss, Minister, project, Transport, Western Australia
Jamaicans will observe Workers’ Week 2015 from May 17 -25, with a special focus on workplace safety and health.The week provides time for reflection on the labour uprisings of the 1930s and the sacrifices made by workers locally and regionally to gain freedom and rights, notably the freedom to representation at work.Speaking at the launch of Workers’ Week and Labour Day 2015, on May 4, at Jamaica House, Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, reiterated the Government’s commitment to creating an environment conducive to work.“We know that many workers and employers are experiencing challenges in the tight fiscal space in which we are operating, but we must continue to join hands and hearts together for the good of the country,” Mr. Kellier said.He noted that the Ministry will continue its efforts to implement a comprehensive occupational management system in Jamaica.The Minister noted that the Government will table the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in the House this financial year.“While we await the legislation, the Ministry will be working to increase public awareness about hazards and risks at the workplace and the corresponding prevention and control. A series of educational activities are being planned islandwide and will continue beyond Workers’ Week,” he informed.Mr. Kellier said the Ministry is planning to host a major public education and sensitisation session in Portmore, St. Catherine, during the week, to help members of the public understand aspects of the impending OSHA legislation.“Let me emphasise that safety and well-being in our places of work is a right for all Jamaican workers and a legacy for future generations,” the Minister said. Story HighlightsJamaicans will observe Workers’ Week 2015 from May 17 -25, with a special focus on workplace safety and health.The week provides time for reflection on the labour uprisings of the 1930s and the sacrifices made by workers locally and regionally to gain freedom and rights, notably the freedom to representation at work.Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, reiterated the Government’s commitment to creating an environment conducive to work. Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, speaking at the launch of Workers’ Week and Labour Day 2015, on May 4, at Jamaica House. RelatedLabour Ministry Tests Worker Safety Passport at UWI Housing Project RelatedSTATIN Labour Force Report for January 2015 Emphasis on Workplace Safety and Health During Workers’ Week LabourMay 4, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Emphasis on Workplace Safety and Health During Workers’ WeekJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedJCPD Disburses $7 Million to Assist Members Advertisements
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Public Advocate Jumaane Williams (Getty; iStock)Two bills from the city’s public advocate would significantly raise the stakes for property owners with housing violations.The legislation, which was introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams last week and has been in the works since at least January, would raise the penalties for property owners with maintenance deficiencies in their buildings and put those landlords on a new watchlist.The first bill would mandate that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development maintain a watchlist to identify “bad actor” landlords and prevent them from claiming violations have been corrected without an inspection. HPD would set the criteria that lands property owners on the watchlist, including the number and severity of violations, and the agency would be responsible for publishing the list at the beginning of each year.The new list would be separate from the “Worst Landlords Watchlist” maintained by the public advocate’s office, as well as from HPD’s Alternative Enforcement List for apartment buildings with many housing violations. But a landlord who is on the latter could find himself on HPD’s new list.Landlords who wind up on the new list would not be able to resolve their violations without an inspection from HPD, which must be carried out within two weeks of the date for the violation’s correction.Not resolving the violations would come with steep penalties. Instead of the current $250 to $500 per day for uncorrected violations, landlords could expect fines of $750 to $1,500. For the next two years, not resolving subsequent violations in the same building would come with a fine of $1,500 to $3,000 per day, instead of the current fine of $500 to $1,000.The legislation would also raise penalties for property owners who falsely certify that a violation has been corrected. Currently, that carries a maximum fine of $250; if the bill passes, it could go as high as $2,500, with the penalties scaling up in accordance with the severity of the violation.“The fact that landlords have been able to falsely certify repairs and neglect hazardous conditions for so long is not a reason to let them continue to do it,” Williams said in a statement. “Of course the legislative process will include input from both property owners and tenants, but we cannot allow the kinds of abuses that put people on the worst landlords list in the first place to continue.”Williams didn’t stop there: His second bill would direct HPD to speed up its response time for complaints. The timeline for responding to an immediately hazardous condition — such as no heat during the heating season, no hot water any time of year or a broken toilet — would be five hours. For a hazardous condition, such as a bedbug infestation, a missing smoke detector or a broken entry door, it would be two days. A spokesperson for HPD said the agency was already on the job.“HPD inspectors work every day to address maintenance issues, ensure tenants are safe in their homes and hold landlords accountable,” said a spokesperson for the department. “We share the Council and Public Advocate’s commitment to these goals and look forward to conversations about the best and most efficient ways to achieve them.”Many property owners, when asked about the new bills, had never heard of them, while a dozen property owners declined to comment at all. Few were surprised that a public official would seek to champion tenant rights and penalize landlords, however.“I understand that property owners are not the top of everyone’s concern, but they are lying on the ground and bleeding out,” said Michael Feldman, CEO of Choice New York Companies, which manages thousands of apartment units in the New York City area.Adhering to all the rules would make running a building financially infeasible, Feldman said.“It’s compliance warfare,” said Feldman. “It’s not fiscally possible for anyone who has bought a building, who has debt, to both be 100 percent compliant with this litany of new laws and run a squeaky-clean building.”Jay Martin, executive director of the Community Housing Improvement Program, called Williams’ package of bills “absurd.”“The complaint system has been corrupted by advocate communities to be a way of tenant harassment against property owners,” said Martin. “When you’re using the same system now to incur $1,100 a day, who determines whether it’s fixed?”Beyond the problem of ensuring a complaint is valid, Matin questioned who is to blame for poor conditions in the building: the tenants, who contribute to its deterioration through use or misuse, or the landlord who owns it and is responsible for its long-term upkeep.“Negligence by the property owner should be cured as quickly as possible, but more often than not [conditions] are caused by tenant-related issues,” Martin said. “At some point we’ve got to understand that problems arise in buildings which are 100 years old.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
“He gives us speed on the bases, speed in the outfield; a different threat we don’t have in a lot of other guys,” Nohelty said. “He definitely opens up a lot of opportunities offensively for us.”Decker has played in every game so far for the Gophers, but he still has to adjust to college pitching after playing sparingly for the past two years.“Each time he goes up to the plate he gets a little bit better of an at-bat,” Anderson said. “He’s starting to figure it out a little bit more.”He collected his first two hits of the season at the Dairy Queen Classic, and has scored a run in four out-of-the five times he has reached base this season.“I’ve got a lot of things to work on batting-wise and just experience,” Decker said. “These first two weekends have been a good learning tool and something I can work off of.”Decker’s been working to get up to speed at the plate where college pitching can be difficult for newcomers.“Guys throw harder, have more command, better off-speed pitches; so it’s just getting used to seeing that kind of thing,” Nohelty said. “He’s making up for a lot of time.”And he’s making up for that time by coming to practice early, leaving late and spending plenty of time in the batting cage.“He knows he’s got a lot to learn, but he surely is a student,” Anderson said. “If you’ve got good students, it’s easy to be a good teacher. He’s a great student.”The transition from the gridiron to the diamond took a shift in mentality as well for Decker, as he initially criticized himself too harshly on the baseball field.“It teaches a lot of lessons about yourself, 1-for-3 is good in baseball, and that’s failing statistically,” Decker said. “It’s not something you’re going to be good at right away, but over time it will come.”Minnesota hopes Decker can continue to contribute like he has thus far, and perhaps he will. He said he plans to stick with baseball for the remainder of his eligibility. Decker is doubling up – moving from pads to the plateSophomore Eric Decker decided to take spring practice off to play baseball. March 6, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIt has become increasingly rare to find a two-sport athlete at the Division I level, but sophomore wide receiver Eric Decker has decided to embark upon the tenuous path to becoming a Big Ten baseball player.Decker, the Gophers’ leading receiver, decided to hang up his football cleats temporarily and lace up a pair of baseball spikes this season after much deliberation, becoming the first football player to do so since 2002.After playing summer ball for his hometown of Cold Springs, and much encouragement from teammates back home, he decided to renew a lost love.“I thought baseball was a sport I grew up loving, and it was hard to give up right away in college,” Decker said. “I figured I’d give it a try.”Although he will miss spring football practice, head coach Tim Brewster, offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar and receivers’ coach George McDonald all gave Decker their blessing as he started practicing with the baseball team after Thanksgiving.Minnesota head coach John Anderson said his staff was aware of Decker in high school and would have recruited him had he not decided to play football for the Gophers.Now Anderson has Decker and says he has been impressed with his play thus far.Last weekend at the Dairy Queen Classic, Decker dazzled spectators with a diving catch against Texas Christian University to get Minnesota out of a jam in the sixth inning.“His speed and athleticism lets him to do some things that everybody else isn’t able to do,” junior center fielder Matt Nohelty said. “He made a couple of big plays; especially that diving catch that got us out of a big inning and kept us in the ball game.”The Gophers like the speed Decker possesses and the way he can change a game.Against Tulane last Saturday, Decker reached base on a walk, stole second and later came around to score to put the Gophers within three runs.Then Minnesota erupted for four runs in the next inning to win the game. Once again, Decker rose to the occasion and kept the inning alive by dropping down a bunt single to advance the runner to second. Decker later came around to score.
JFD has appointed Valerio Percoco as sales director. The appointment follows the company’s contract win with NATO, as well as the merger of James Fisher Defence, Divex and the National Hyperbaric Centre.Valerio Percoco joins JFD from Offshore Installation Services (OIS), the subsea integrated project management service provider.Giovanni Corbetta, managing director, JFD said: “We are very pleased to welcome Valerio to the team, and I am confident that he will provide a significant contribution to the continued growth of JFD. “2015 was a landmark year for the business, following a number of mergers and acquisitions which broaden our range of capabilities and services in the defence and commercial diving markets, as well as several significant contract wins including the landmark £12.1m contact for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). “It is therefore important that we further develop the infrastructure of the business and scale up accordingly to ensure we are able to meet the demands of our global customer base, both now and in the future.”JFD also recently announced the expansion of its UK footprint with the opening of new offices in Glasgow and Bristol.
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock musical returns to Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 19th August, with Blue and Hollyoaks star Duncan James as Dr Frank-n-Furter.Since first opening in London in June 1973, The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical – having been performed in more than 30 countries and translated into over 20 languages.Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the musical extravaganza features Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton as Janet, James Darch as Brad, and writer, comedian and actor Steve Punt as The Narrator.Rocky Horror Show cast. Photographer: Richard Davenport.The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank-n-Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their favourite college professor. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget.“Frank is such an iconic role,” says Duncan James. “It’s an honour to be able to play him and a role that I have always wanted to do. I’m so excited to be touring with such a fun and vibrant show, and to be working with this fantastic cast.”Musical numbers include Sweet Transvestite, Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet and, of course, the timeless floor-filler, The Time Warp.The Rocky Horror Show is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 19th to Saturday 24th August 2019. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700.Read our review of The Rocky Horror Show, when it visited Leeds Grand in 2013.
Aston Villa move for Leicester defender Christian Fuchsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa have made a move for Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs.The Mirror says Villa are short of cover at left-back and boss Dean Smith has identified the former Austrian international as the man to help the club’s promotion push.Fuchs, 32, has been kept out of the picture at the King Power Stadium by Claude Puel’s decision to promote Ben Chilwell to the first-team.And that has paid off spectacularly as the home-grown youngster has progressed to England’s senior squad.Villa have Neil Taylor as their only recognised defender in that area and although Alan Hutton has deputised on that side in the Welshman’s absence through injury, it has upset the balance in Smith’s rearguard. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
MONTREAL — The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that found the courts have jurisdiction to determine the damages Canadian National Railway Co. must pay after breaching its service obligations to a Prairie grain shipping company during a bumper crop five years ago.The case goes back to a complaint filed by Calgary-based Louis Dreyfus Commodities Canada Ltd. to the Canadian Transportation Agency.Dreyfus said CN failed to provide enough rail cars to some of its grain elevators in Alberta and Saskatchewan to ship the record 2013-2014 grain crop.The agency ruled in favour of Dreyfus and CN filed an appeal, arguing unsuccessfully that the transportation regulator did not take into account the exceptional size of the crop, the effect extreme cold weather had on the rail system or demands from other grain companies.CN also argued before the Federal Court that it lacked jurisdiction to consider damages based on the railway’s confidential contract with Dreyfus.The decision Thursday by the appeal court rejected that argument. The tribunal did not disclose any damages to be paid by CN. Companies in this story: (TSX:CNR)The Canadian Press
Srinagar: A gunfight started on Thursday between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town.Police said that security forces began a cordon and search operation in Warpora area following information about the presence of some militants. One of the militants lobbed a grenade.”The militants suddenly fired at the security forces, triggering an encounter which is going on,” a police officer said.As a precaution, authorities have suspended mobile Internet service in Sopore town.