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21 Sep
2019

A pilot in China has been suspended after telling delayed passengers to

first_img Dec 3rd 2016, 9:30 AM 5 Comments By AFP Saturday 3 Dec 2016, 9:30 AM A CHINESE PILOT has been suspended, his airline said, after social media footage showed he told passengers to deplane and protest against a flight delay, the latest outburst over the country’s notorious air transport services.The flight, operated by Lucky Air, was scheduled to leave the tourist destination of Xishuangbanna for the southern city of Kunming at 12 midnight on Monday.Thirty minutes after the scheduled departure, the captain told passengers that a plane operated by a larger carrier had jumped the queue and caused the delay, according to a passenger who posted a video on China’s Twitter-like Weibo.The passenger on the video quoted the pilot as saying:I am very angry. Please get off the plane. We won’t depart for now. Let’s put some pressure on the airport, go and vent for me.Passengers got off and started yelling on the tarmac:Explain the queue-jumping! A plane scheduled behind us took off first!People began taking selfies and kicking around shuttlecocks, the passenger said. Buddhist temple in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan province, China. Source: ShutterstockFlight delay leaderChina leads the world in flight delays, with the average flight delayed 21 minutes last year, according to the country’s Civil Aviation Administration.Much of the country’s airspace is under military control, restricting availability for civilian flights.In recent years airports have often seen tense confrontations between stranded passengers and airline representatives.Some time later the Lucky Air pilot asked the passengers to return to the plane for take-off. “I hope you can cooperate and do me a favour,” he said over the intercom.Thank you very much. I am so sorry for holding you up until this late.But some passengers refused to do as they were requested.The plane finally departed around 3am.Lucky Air said in a statement that the pilot had been suspended, adding the delay was caused by a “misunderstanding during communication between the crew and the airport”.“The captain’s misconduct wrongfully led some of the passengers onto the tarmac and caused the delay of the flight,” the statement said.- © AFP, 2016Read: ‘Terrific guy, fantastic country’ – Trump’s phone call to Pakistan leaderRead: 65-year-old Australian surfer escapes serious injury after shark attack Share2 Tweet Email1 11,513 Views http://jrnl.ie/3113145 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Paul Vinten A pilot in China has been suspended after telling delayed passengers to mount a protest “Let’s put some pressure on the airport, go and vent for me,” he was quoted as saying, after another airline jumped the queue. Image: Shutterstock/Paul Vinten Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Gardaí seize cocaine worth €35000 in wooded area in Laois

first_imgGardaí seize cocaine worth €35,000 in wooded area in Laois There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED a large quantity of cocaine as part of a planned operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Laois area.Gardaí from Abbeyleix and Portlaoise carried out the operation in a wooded area near Ballinakill, Co Laois yesterday morning.Cocaine with an estimated street value of up to €35,000 (pending analysis) was seized, along with drug paraphernalia.There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.Read: Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair Saturday 28 Jan 2017, 1:27 PM Jan 28th 2017, 1:27 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Órla Ryan http://jrnl.ie/3210532 File photocenter_img Share Tweet Email Short URL 33 Comments Image: Shutterstock/donikz File photo Image: Shutterstock/donikz 17,306 Views last_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Heres how to build your selfbelief for sports work and all aspects

first_img By Jason Brennan Share Tweet Email27 IF I ASKED you to name the three main areas in mental skills that you’d like to work on, there’s a very good chance one of them would be self-belief.Time and time again players, coaches, and clients ask for help in developing self-belief.Self-belief is often framed up as ‘self-confidence’ and ‘self-esteem.’It is a key area in sports training and mental health recovery and strengthening.Below are some practical ways to improve self-belief.OUR SELVESSelf-belief, self-confidence and self-esteem have one word in common – ‘self’.This is the more important of the two words, as the work starts firstly with the self (our inner world) and secondly with belief (external world experience). ‘Act the way you want to become.’ Source: Jason SilvaThe concept of ‘self,’ however, is complex and is often where people trip up – it just seems so BIG!A practical way to avoid this trap is to focus energy on ability.Abilities are much more user-friendly, as they are observable, measurable, specific and workable.So we should really refer to self-belief as – ability-belief!Ability belief is reality-based, as long as we are seeing our true abilities and the true possibilities of our abilities.Often, not only are we blind to our abilities but we can even engage in discounting or playing down our talents when others – coaches, team-mates, friends, managers, colleagues – can clearly recognise them.TRUE SIGHTWe can develop a filter on our vision that prevents us from seeing what we have done and what we are capable doing, and repeating.This filter shows up when others compliment us but we don’t accept the compliment.  We actively twist it into a put-down.Think of yourself saying things like: ‘Thanks, but it wasn’t my best’ or ‘Yeah, but I should have been faster/stronger/louder/etc.’ when someone was actually complimenting you.This type of ‘self-talk’ undermines ability-belief and needs to stop.A simple ‘Thanks’ response will do – every time!Of course, there is a place for performance analysis – in fact it is essential for high performance. What I am highlighting here is not analysis but a lack of ability acknowledgement, which hamstrings us in sports, business, relationships and life.In his famous book ‘Think and Grow Rich’, Napoleon Hill’s research outcome is as true today as it was a century ago:‘If the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve’His conclusion is that if our mind knows something is possible, then it can believe it is possible and through action we can achieve this possible.This mental process can be repeated to build our ability-belief, leading to reality-based self-belief.Like telling yourself:  “I know I can do this, I have done it before, I am able to do it again.”Or supercharging it: “I know I have this, I have done it before, I am going to do it again, and this time better because I have it in me to achieve more.”IS IT POSSIBLE?One of the ways to define possible is by asking: ‘Has anyone else done it before?’If the answer is yes, then it is achievable/possible!A more personal question is: ‘Have I ever achieved it before?’If the answer is yes, then I know I can achieve it again. It is not only possible, but highly probable!Now of course there are some reality checks needed, such as: ‘How long ago did I achieve it?’ If it was 20 years ago and it was a physical accomplishment, then of course there are other factors to take into account. Monday 17 Apr 2017, 8:00 AM “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesBut if we are talking about last week or last month or even last year, then ability-belief ought to be a given. What gets in the way is the aforementioned filter, distorting reality.For example, many young athletes are often very surprised when they are called up to a senior position – like making the A team or playing for their country. The coach, however, is never surprised.All top level coaches take selection very seriously and examine a player for ability prior to making the call.So if the call comes, the player should feel proud that they got the call, as it is based purely on their ability.DE-FILTERINGSo how can we disengage this filter and re-engage with a new one?In a previous article, you will find one straight-forward technique – Strength Based Thinking (SBT).However, ability-belief itself is a mental skill. Practising it leads to actively de-filtering – leading in turn to better results.Practise not only changes the filter but puts in place another one that becomes second nature over time – your ability-filter.The person no longer questions their abilities but clearly sees them, simply accepting them as true and real. Freeing ourselves to get on with what we are capable of doing.With the example of being given a compliment, many might think it is good to be humble and, yes, humility is a valuable skill to develop (especially in a leadership role). It is one of the core values that the SAS hold – Humour and Humility.However, there is a difference between being humble and actively undermining one’s achievements.One of the stable bedrocks of all military services is the hard work they put into training and preparation – repeating actions, scenarios and drills. Going into action, all soldiers need to believe their training has prepared them for what they will face.TechniqueThis kind of repetitive training and preparation – including ability-belief training, is possible for all activities.It is about being open to what is possible, acknowledging what has been proven, building on a bedrock of results and having a plan to work towards with clear goals to execute and repeat.So start de-filtering right now by carrying out the following steps:List three things you want to get better atThink about how you are performing at these things nowBe honest, and check with others too (external feedback)Score yourself out of 10 (top marks being exceptional)Score yourself each time you do the taskCapture what you did well each time – and whyAcknowledge clearly to yourself what you can repeat to build onAlways give yourself credit for trying!Always acknowledge the work you are doing and appreciate your own honest effort Short URL Apr 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 19,163 Views 2 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jason Brennan is an Irish mental skills coach who has worked with the Super Rugby-winning Hurricanes, the Wellington Lions, the NZ White Ferns and a host of other professional and amateur sports teams, as well as a wide range of businesses and non-sporting clients.If you want to know more about ability-belief or to share a comment with Jason, you can email him at jason@thinkwell.seCheck out more of Jason’s columns here.Here’s how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressureMental skills: Your journey to becoming more resilient starts here http://the42.ie/3341579 Here’s how to build your self-belief for sports, work and all aspects of life Mental skills coach Jason Brennan outlines how we can reframe self-belief into ability-belief.last_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Donald Trump hosts Easter Egg Roll and Sean Spicer met his rabbit

first_img By Associated Press 21 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3344669 Short URL 14,302 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 17 Apr 2017, 10:02 PMcenter_img Donald Trump hosts Easter Egg Roll (and Sean Spicer met his rabbit replacement) We’re sorry to say that Sean Spencer didn’t return to his role as the fluffy White House Easter Bunny. Coloured Easter eggs are ready to be used during the White House Easter Egg Roll. Source: Carolyn KasterEarlier, there was some speculation about whether the Trumps would be able to pull off a successful “egg-stravaganza.” Planning seemed to get off to a late start, with the Trumps taking longer than in previous years to announce Monday’s date.Both Trump and the first lady have been slow to fill White House jobs, and at least one regular egg roll vendor took to Twitter, the president’s favourite social medium, to remind the White House that a deadline for ordering the wooden eggs that are given out as souvenirs was approaching.But the egg rolling event, which dates back to 1878, wouldn’t be made to disappear. Michael McGee, aged 5, poses with an Easter bunny (not to be confused with Sean Spicer). Source: Carolyn KasterWhat events were on?But it was just made smaller, down from the 35,000 people who got tickets last year, but keeping the main events including the reading nook, an area to send messages to US troops, and an entertainment stage.“As we renew this tradition, thank you for joining us,” the first lady said. First lady Melania Trump reads ‘Party Animals’ by Kathie Lee Gifford. Source: Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACAMoments later, Trump blew a whistle three times, each time sending groups of youngsters scurrying to deftly use a wooden spoon to maneuver their dyed egg several yards across the finish line. He, the first lady and Barron also joined kids at a table to colour cards to send to US service members.Trump’s older sons, Don Jr and Eric, and their wives, and daughter Tiffany also attended. Source: Steve Bloom/PA ImagesSeven-year-old Johnny Wilmer of Arlington, Virginia, said his egg-rolling effort ended with a second-place finish. It was his first Easter egg roll, and he said while he and his father, Jack, waited for Trump to appear that the experience had been “great.”Over at the reading area, Melania read “Party Animals,” a story about celebrating differences written by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford. Eggitha from the Virginia Egg Council has her Easter bonnet straightened. Source: Carolyn KasterCostumed characters roaming the grounds included Elmo from “Sesame Street,” Dr Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and some of the Racing Presidents, who are mascots for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.Read: Sean Spicer used to have another job in the White House… as the Easter Bunny Source: Carolyn KasterUS PRESIDENT DONALD Trump and his wife Melania hosted thousands of citizens who flooded the White House for Easter celebrations today.Opening his first White House ‘Easter Egg Roll’, President Donald Trump welcomed thousands of kids, and some adults, reveled in the time-honoured tradition of rolling hard-boiled eggs across the manicured lawn in his backyard. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images“This is the 139th Easter Egg Roll. Think of it, 139,” Trump said, welcoming families to the annual event.“And we will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before. We’re right on track,” he said, speaking of the nation’s strength under fewer than 100 days of his leadership. US First Lady Melania Trump reads a book to children. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesTrump’s wife Melania, their 11-year-old son Barron, and the Easter Bunny flanked Trump on a balcony overlooking the expansive lawn before they went downstairs to join some of the 21,000 people who were expected to attend one of the biggest social event every year at the White House.Before joining the festivities with his family, Trump thanked his wife for “working on this for a long time to make it perfect.”Rabbit replacementThis picture of press secretary Sean Spicer and the Easter Bunny also put some speculation to bed: Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesThere were rumours that Spicer would be the fluffy festive rabbit, as was his role under the Bush administration.Alas it wasn’t to be (there’s always next year). Share Tweet Email Apr 17th 2017, 10:02 PM last_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share1 Tweet Email EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #TENSIONS: The master of the National Maternity Hospital has said their services will be “entirely independent” as the board is due to meet later today.2. #TERROR ATTACKS: Gardaí warned they’re not prepared for terror attacks, claim Irish airports are particularly vulnerable with only three detectives on duty.3. #OUCH: The Central Bank has fined AIB nearly €2.3 million for a series of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance failures.4. #MYTHBUSTER: There is no link between consumption of saturated fat and health issues like coronary heart disease and type two diabetes.5. #DONALD TRUMP: With the funding for his wall about to run out, US lawmakers inched closer to a deal last night.6. #TISSUE PAPER: Irish Rail has cracked down on illegal and aggressive begging which has been happening on train routes in the greater Dublin area.7. #ROADWORKS: A third lane is badly needed on the N11/M11 roadway to tackle increased traffic congestion.8. #BORDER COMMUNITIES: A letter has been delivered to the Taoiseach calling on him to demand a special status for the North in upcoming Brexit talks.9. #SADDENED: United Airlines have been landed with yet more negative headlines after a giant rabbit died in the hold of one of its planes. Short URL 12,020 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha http://jrnl.ie/3358607 Wednesday 26 Apr 2017, 8:54 AM The 9 at 9: Wednesday Gardaí warn they’re not ready for a terrorist attack, AIB fined €2 million and new Dublin motorway? Here are Wednesday’s news. Image: Shutterstock/zarzamora Image: Shutterstock/zarzamora 1 Comment Apr 26th 2017, 8:54 AM last_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Stugentrification People are concerned about the thousands of student apartments being built

first_img By Cormac Fitzgerald Costello says that the number of student accommodation units going up represents an over-development. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ieFollowing on from Costello’s comments, current Independent TD for Dublin Central Maureen O’Sullivan said local residents in the north inner city are concerned about the number of dwelling units being built.O’Sullivan raised the issue with Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English in the Dáil in February.“At community meetings concerns have been raised about the social implications,” she said.Students are entitled to their parties etc., but when they come in such numbers to areas with families and senior citizen complexes, it will create difficulties. At an industry conference on student accommodation in Ireland. All the big players here discussing future in Ireland. pic.twitter.com/UlqoMAaZzN— Cormac Fitzgerald (@Cormfitz) April 6, 2017 34 Comments A student accommodation development on Gardiner Street. Image: Cormac Fitzgerald/TheJournal.ie Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 7:30 AM TOMMY GRAHAM HAS lived In Palmerston Place on the outskirts of Dublin’s north inner city for the past 15 years.As editor of the History Ireland magazine and one of the people behind Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, Graham knows his street and surrounding area well.He is also involved with the local MPM Residents Association.MPM is made up of residents from Mountjoy Street, Palmerston Place and Mountjoy Street Middle – which form a sort of ‘S’ shape together skirting the edges of the inner city.This area – along with many others around Dublin’s north and south inner cities – is in the process of significant change as huge construction is ongoing across Dublin.Among the new buildings being built or in the planning stages of being built are thousands of new, privately-run purpose-built student accommodation units.“There’s two ways this can go,” says Graham.“On the one hand we welcome any development that gets rid of vacant sites in the area.“But obviously we’re concerned if there is an over-development of a particular type of accommodation.We don’t want our neighbourhood to become a student ghetto.Student accommodation boom There is a boom of purpose-built student accommodation in Dublin city centre.In 2015, the Higher Education Authority called for an additional 25,000 beds in Ireland for students to meet the current and growing demand.Between 2015 and 2020, the HEA said there will be in the region of an additional 10,500 student-dedicated beds in Ireland (about 8,000 of these in Dublin).A large number of these units will feed into DIT’s new Grangegorman campus, with hundreds of new student beds planned for there and the surrounding areas like Stoneybatter.It’s expected that 20,000 students will be based in the Grangegorman campus by about 2020/2021, which will radically alter the demographics of the area.Former Labour Party TD for Dublin Central Joe Costello said in January that the scale of new units planned for the area would:Create a huge imbalance with the existing residential population, place pressure on local services and give rise to a host of problems in local neighbourhoods. Apr 9th 2017, 7:30 AM ‘Stugentrification’: People are concerned about the thousands of student apartments being built in Dublin city There is a boom of purpose-built student accommodation in Dublin city centre. 27,639 Views But we’ll wait and see what happens.Read: ‘It simply won’t be affordable’: New student rooms in Dublin will cost a minimum of €249 a weekRead: A four-star Galway hotel is set to be converted into student accommodationcenter_img Short URL Share Tweet Email9 When questioned by TheJournal.ie over concerns about the large influx of students in the north inner city, the panel all had similar answers.“It’s better to have 2/3,000 beds of purpose-built student accommodation surrounding the new Grangegorman campus where the students can be housed in a managed environment,” said Matthew McAdden, CEO of Atelier“Rather than 20,000 people by 2020 or 2021 studying on that campus and living in the surrounding houses in an uncontrolled manner.What we would say to any person who lives around that campus is that a student who is living in a managed building of any of the operators who are here today is going to be a better managed and better behaved student than on who is going to be there anyway.GSA’s head of construction for the EU Aaron Bailey added that for every unit of student accommodation they built, it would free up more private rental stock for families and others.“We’d like to think we’re part of the solution rather than part of the problem,” said Alexander Knapp, managing director of Hines.Back at Palmerston Place, Tommy Graham of MGM Residents’ Association said the group will be keeping a watchful eye on the developments.“We are concerned at the scale but we’re not opposed to this in principle,” he said.“If it’s purpose-built hopeful it will be okay but we have no faith in the DCC planners, as they have given the nod to horrendous developments in the past.They seem to have an attitude that this is a rundown, poor part of the city and residents should be grateful for any scraps. http://jrnl.ie/3325597 Source: Cormac Fitzgerald/Twitter A student accommodation development on Gardiner Street. O’Sullivan said the number of students entering the north inner city could pose problems for the area. Source: RollingNews.ieAcross the cityEnglish roundly rejected O’Sullivan’s statements about the potential negative effects an influx of students would have on the city centre.“It is unfair to just assume that because an area has student accommodation, it will suffer all these difficulties. That is a little unfair and the wrong view, as it is not borne out by facts,” he told the Dáil.Further east from Stoneybatter, more student units are being built on Dorset Street, Gardiner Street and Summerhill. These areas will see about 1,500 news student beds over the next two years.Local Dublin City Councillor Gary Gannon said that there are some concerns in the area about large numbers, but he didn’t see any problems with students coming to the area, as long as the units were affordable. A development in Summerhill“There has been some residents kicking up a fuss about it… but I don’t have a problem,” he said.People saying they don’t want student accommodation need to realise that there is a housing crisis.Meanwhile, south across the River Liffey, in the Liberties area of Dublin 8, there are significant developments underway, which will bring over 1,000 student beds to the area.One development  – the New Binary Hub off Thomas Street – has already opened, with 471 beds filled since September.Stephen Coyne, programme co-ordinator with The Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative (a DCC run programme), said that the experience in the area had been largely positive so far.“Initial feelings have been very positive [in relation to the Binary Hub],” said Coyne.“Residents are feeling positive and the [nearby] Digital Hub are happy with how it worked out.” A development on the Mill Street area in the Liberties. Source: Cormac Fitzgerald/TheJournal.ieIn general, Coyne said it was too early to tell what effect the large influx will have on the area. However, with the Liberties College and National College of Art and Design present there for years, the area is no stranger to student life.He said that increasing numbers will help the local industry and bring a “new dynamic” to the area.“Students do bring a good buzz to the area,” he said.“They are already a vital part of life around Thomas Street so it’s really just a matter of how they are accommodated.It is possible to over egg the pudding, but it will be interesting to see how this new type of accommodation may overcome people’s initial fears of over-concentration.Time will tell The main players in the student accommodation boom all gathered this week at the Wood Quay Venue on Thursday for a conference on the plans and future of such accommodation in Ireland.The event was organised by The Class of 2020, a student accommodation group, that works to advance the sector in Europe.Tops representatives from international investment giants Hines, GSA and the Atelier Property Group – who are all building or planning to build thousands of new student accommodation units in Ireland over the coming years – sat on a panel and spoke about their plans for Dublin and Ireland. 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21 Sep
2019

US woman charged with murder of newborn son 38 years ago

first_img Image: Minnehaha County Jail via KELO via AP Image: Minnehaha County Jail via KELO via AP Mar 9th 2019, 1:36 PM US woman charged with murder of newborn son 38 years ago Theresa Rose Bentaas was 19-years-old at the time. Share17 Tweet Email A US WOMAN has been charged with the death of a newborn baby who was found abandoned in a ditch 38 years ago, with police saying they used DNA and genealogy sites to determine she was the baby’s mother.South Dakota resident Theresa Rose Bentaas was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter in the 1981 death of the infant, known as Baby Andrew.The 57-year-old told authorities last month that she’d hidden her pregnancy from her friends and family and gave birth while alone in her apartment, according to a court affidavit.Bentaas allegedly said she then drove the baby to the area where he was later discovered, a cornfield ditch in an area called Sioux Falls.She said she was “young and stupid” and felt sad and scared as she drove away, according to the document.The baby died of exposure.Bentaas, who was 19 when the baby died, later married the infant’s father and has two living adult children with him, the Argus Leader reported.Retired Detective Mike Webb said authorities used DNA from the baby exhumed 10 years ago and DNA obtained from Bentaas through a search warrant. Webb said the father won’t be charged because he wasn’t involved.“I couldn’t be more pleased with the results today and the arrest and the closure that we find, as well as the hard work and dedication for the pursuit of justice for Andrew,” Chief Matt Burns said.In South Dakota, authorities submitted a DNA sample from Baby Andrew to a specialised lab, which found two possible matches using the public genealogical database GEDmatch.Police constructed a family tree and performed a “trash pull” to collect beer and water containers and cigarette butts at Bentaas’ home.Results from a cheek swab sample show there’s “extremely strong evidence” to support a biological relationship between Bentaas and the child, according to the affidavit.With reporting from the Associated PressComments are closing for legal reasons https://jrnl.ie/4532260 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Sean Murray Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 1:36 PM No Comments 28,469 Views last_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Action is needed now New charity set up to fund gambling addiction

first_img 21 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4548708 A NEW CHARITY has been set up to fund services providing research, education and counselling related to gambling addiction in Ireland.The Gambling Awareness Trust receives funding from several sources, including the gambling industry. This is similar to the set-up of Drinkaware, which receives contributions from both the alcohol and grocery retail industries. The trust will be overseen by an independent board of directors chaired by Tom Hayes, former minister of state for agriculture.The other members of the board are Kathleen Lynch, former minister of state for primary care, mental health and disability, John Forde, a retired garda superintendent,Willie Collins, former CEO of Aiseiri addiction services and retired district court judge Gillian Hussey.It will have access to a fund of over €1 million a year and it will shortly invite proposals from service providers in the fields of research, education and counselling.Hayes said it is hoped that in time other commercial organisations who benefit from gambling will also contribute.A government bill published in 2013 proposed the creation of a social fund, financially resourced by gambling licence holders to promote socially responsible gambling and counter-act the ill-effects of irresponsible gambling.“While we are waiting for the government’s Gambling Control Bill to be enacted, today’s announcement is a recognition that action in this area is needed now and should not wait for the political system. The charity is an independent body and expects financial contributions from across the gambling industry,” Hayes said. 10,381 Views By Michelle Hennessy The trust has already decided that there is a need for comprehensive authoritative research on existing research resources, education and services relating to problem gambling in Ireland. It has commissioned a programme of research which will inform the board of the gaps in current national research, effective approaches in addressing problem gambling in the community and evidence- based approaches to treatment of problem gambling.“We are confident that this report will give considerable insight into the areas where the board should focus its attention,” he added. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 18 Mar 2019, 12:02 PMcenter_img Share17 Tweet Email1 Image: Shutterstock/Georgejmclittle Mar 18th 2019, 12:02 PM ‘Action is needed now’: New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers. Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Georgejmclittlelast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Amsterdam to ban guided tours through Red Light District from next year

first_imgAmsterdam to ban guided tours through Red Light District from next year Local authorities said that guided tours in the area are often “not respectful towards sex workers”. By Sean Murray Image: Robin Utrecht SIPA USA/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4553194 FROM 1 JANUARY 2020, it will no longer be permitted for guided tours in the city of Amsterdam to go through the Red Light District, local authorities have said.Authorities said that tours along the windows cause “a lot of bustle in the Red Light District and are not respectful towards sex workers”. “That is why they are no longer allowed from next year,” the city said.This measure forms part of strict new measures on guided tours in the city that will take effect next year.This includes the prohibition of free tours and recruiting participants, imposing a tax on tourists who participate in a tour, and a maximum of 15-20 on these tours.Currently, those offering tours in the Red Light District must apply for a special exemption and abide by certain rules. From next year, guided tours throughout the city will need to apply for these exemptions.In evaluating the current exemption system, the city said that tours were still causing a nuisance for locals in Amsterdam. A survey found that 80% of sex workers say the tourists being given the guided tours “have a negative impact” on their business, while a number of the workers are still experiencing abusive behaviour and unwanted photography.More than 1,000 groups pass through the Oudekerksplein square in the Red Light district every week, and anyone who offer tours illegally will liable for a fine of €190, with fines rising as high as €2,500 for companies who repeatedly break the rules.This is the latest of a series of steps from the Dutch capital to ease the pressure from tourism. Some 18 million tourists flock to Amsterdam every year – more than the entire population of the Netherlands.The city has taken major steps to push back against unruly visitors, mainly groups of young men who roam the Wallen at weekends, on pub crawls or to celebrate stag parties drawn by easy access to drugs and prostitution.It has instituted stiff fines and penalties for breaking public disturbance laws, while in August 2017 it announced compulsory clean-up breaks in streets and monitoring of crowds.With reporting from AFP 66 Comments 26,561 Views Short URL Share327 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 21st 2019, 7:49 AM Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 7:48 AM Image: Robin Utrecht SIPA USA/PA Imageslast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

New Eddie Rockets boss is planning a big expansion in Germany and

first_img Image: Mark Condren Share Tweet Email1 Sunday 21 Apr 2019, 6:30 AM https://jrnl.ie/4597997 AS THE NEW managing director of Rocket Restaurants, industry veteran Adrian Crean has big plans for expanding the group’s fast-casual burger offering internationally. Last month, ex-McDonalds managing director Crean took over from Niall Fortune, founder of the Rocket Restaurants Group, which runs 51 outlets – a mix of franchise and company owned – mostly in Ireland. In October last year, the company opened its first restaurant outside of Ireland – in a Center Parcs in Germany – and it’s planning a significant expansion there in the next few years.   Image: Mark Condren New Eddie Rocket’s boss is planning a big expansion in Germany and beyond The food industry veteran has an appetite for expansion. By Fora Staff 23,645 Views “The initial results there are very encouraging, and bearing in mind that the park is not yet at full occupation – which it will be over the holidays,” he said. Working with its German franchise partner Areas – part of the Elior group – Rocket Restaurants is planning to open “at least 16 outlets” in Germany over the next five years.  “Our partnership with Areas will cover mainly transport locations in Germany, whether that’s train stations, airports, motorways or also some shopping centres and Center Parcs locations,” said Crean. Leipzig’s Hauptbahnhof is one of the country’s busiest train stations, and has about 45 million passengers going through it every year. The company – which owns Eddie Rocket’s, Rocket’s, Flash Harry’s and Counter Burger – is also exploring opportunities further afield such as the Gulf states in the Middle East, said Crean.It has recently taken on franchise industry executive James Walker – who has worked with Johnny Rockets and Subway – as an advisor. “We’re working with James now to help map out opportunities at a local level,” said Crean. “It could go beyond that as well. Obviously Asia is a significant market of scale but it’s that bit further afield,” he added.  Apr 14th 2019, 1:00 AM We will be opening up our second in Germany later on this year around October, which will be in Leipzig, in the Hauptbahnhof which is the main train station,” said Crean, speaking to Fora. 26 Comments Source: Mark CondrenDomestic expansionRight now, Rocket’s is the focus of the international expansion.“We see a lot of opportunity internationally to grow the brands, of which Germany is the start,” said Crean, adding that France, Belgium and the Netherlands are also on the company’s radar. As he sees it the Rocket’s offering sits somewhere between fast food and table service – a market segment which he said doesn’t have a lot of players in Germany at the moment. The company is also looking into expansion closer to home. “We’re very much based in Dublin and the Leinster province but none of our brands are in Cork, Galway or Limerick which are obvious opportunities to grow domestically as well.”It’s hard to put a number on the company’s expansion plans at this stage, said Crean.“If you were to say to me in five years time could we be double the size that we are now I would say yes, that is possible through both domestic and international growth,” he said.For now, there are no new restaurants planned for Ireland in the next year or so, but the company is still trying to identify what the key growth areas would be for each city. In the immediate term, Crean said the group will be pushing “quite a bit on the delivery side of things”, and has recently partnered with Just Eat, Deliveroo and UberEats.“We’re seeing double-digit growth in it across our brands. If I was to add up all our delivery sales and put it into one restaurant it would be our busiest restaurant in the country.”The company’s 2018 turnover was €54 million and it currently employs about 1,000 people. Get our NEW Daily Briefing with the morning’s most important headlines for innovative Irish businesses. Written by Zuzia Whelan and posted on Fora.ie Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Five officials sought coolingoff period waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

first_img Jun 28th 2018, 2:03 PM 11,998 Views https://jrnl.ie/4096689 Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 2:03 PM By Christina Finn Share17 Tweet Email Short URL FIVE WORKERS WHO worked in government departments, as civil servants and as ministerial special advisers sought to have their ‘cooling-off’ period either reduced or waived last year, according to the Standards in Public Office Commission’s (Sipo) annual report.The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is generally to prevent the use of insider information and ensure that a person does not gain unfair advantage in terms of their knowledge and connections in their new job.In four of the five cases, the commission granted waivers. In the fifth case, permission for a reduction or waiver of the period was refused.Under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, those involved in lobbying the government must sign-up to a register in order to facilitate transparency in the system.The commission oversees the register in which individuals, organisations, companies and PR agencies must file returns to about their lobbying activities each year.‘Cooling-off period’ Section 22 of the Act provides that ministers, ministers of state, special advisers and senior public officials are subject to a one-year “cooling-off” period before they engage in lobbying activities in a new job.However, a person subject to the cooling-off period may apply to the commission for a reduction or waiver in the time period.Last year, one senior civil servant, three special advisers, and one department official applied to have the cooling-off period waived.One special adviser sought to waive the final ten months of the cooling-off period before taking up employment with two separate organisations.The person had been a special adviser in a government department, and both organisations the employee would be working for had carried out lobbying activities with the person’s former department.In the case of one of the organisations, it had recently communicated directly with the applicant.‘Not in the public interest’The commission considered that to consent to the application for a waiver would not be in keeping with the objectives set out by the Act and would not be in the public interest.It also took into account that the person was seeking to take up employment within a very short period of having ceased to be an adviser and with an organisation that had recently and directly lobbied the person and the department with which they were connected.Moreover, the person had been offered the position without a competitive process, stated the annual report.The special adviser’s application was refused, and later appealed. The appeal officer upheld the commission’s decision.New job in consultancy servicesOne civil servant, who was seeking to provide consultancy services to a company on the register that had previously carried out lobbying activities with that department, had six months reduced from the cooling-off period.The report states that the applicant, and the company the applicant was seeking to provide services to, had each confirmed that he or she would not be expected to participate in or advise on any prohibited lobbying activities during the relevant period.A department official who sought a ten-month waiver was also successful in their application, and had it granted under similar circumstances.Another special adviser who worked in two government departments sought to have nine months removed from the cooling-off period, while another special adviser sought a ten-month reduction.The commission took into account that the company in which both applicants were seeking to take up employment had not previously carried out lobbying activities with the applicants or with either of the departments they worked for. The waivers were granted.Lobbying activities In 2017, the commission issued 198 notices to people informing them of its intent to prosecute if the person did not submit a return of lobbying activities.While prosecution proceedings were initiated in six cases, compliance was achieved in all cases and there were no convictions during 2017 for failure to submit a return of lobbying activities.It total, almost 10,000 returns of lobbying activities were submitted. Health continued to be the policy area most lobbied about, followed by economic development and industry, agriculture, justice and equality, and housing.Sipo now plans to develop a code of conduct for lobbying, which is due to be completed by the end of 2018. 15 Comments Five officials sought ‘cooling-off period’ waivers before taking up lobbying jobs The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead

first_imgThe Vice President, a former governor of Indiana, has long been criticised for his views on LGBT rights and abortion. The demonstration was organised by Amnesty Ireland. – With reporting by Andrew Roberts  The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning. Source: Leo Varadkar/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/4793407 @AmnestyIreland are holding a ‘disco’ protest outside the Daìl at US VP Mike Pence’s visit. pic.twitter.com/WtYEDlHuwq— Andrew Roberts (@AndrewNRoberts) September 3, 2019 Sep 3rd 2019, 11:19 AM 37,477 Views Source: Andrew Roberts/Twitter Short URL The Taoiseach’s parents are joining them for a family lunch at the Phoenix Park mansion, which serves as the state’s official guest house.After their arrival at Farmleigh, the Vice President and his mother were also shown the military service record of his grandfather. The Taoiseach tweeted that Cawley “served with distinction” during the Civil War. The two leaders are due to make statements to the press later this afternoon.About 50 protesters, carrying rainbow flags and playing music, held a ‘Disco at the Dáil’ on Kildare Street this afternoon to mark Pence’s presence in the country.  There he is now. pic.twitter.com/GsjwF3HUWy— Daragh Brophy (@DaraghBroph) September 3, 2019 Source: Daragh Brophy/Twitter The president’s spokesman said afterwards that Higgins “acknowledged long-standing US support for the peace process in Northern Ireland” in his talks with Pence, and “highlighted the importance of human rights and equality legislation in resolving the conflict and promoting social change on the island of Ireland”.The spokesperson’s statement added:“The President spoke of the two nations’ shared concerns about the challenges posed by Brexit and stressed the important role of multilateral cooperation in addressing complex global issues such as conflict, poverty, food insecurity and climate change.”Brexit will also be top of the agenda for talks between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Pence.The Vice President said yesterday at Shannon that the US wanted to support a Brexit plan that encourages stability and keeps the “strong foundation forged by the Good Friday Agreement”.The Taoiseach has said he will use today’s meeting to further outline and explain Ireland’s position on Brexit.Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett welcomed Pence and his family to Farmleigh shortly before noon. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article It’s a pleasure to welcome Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen to Ireland. pic.twitter.com/RZJHPujnfA— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) September 3, 2019 Source: Jacob KingThe couple are being accompanied on the trip by Pence’s mother Nancy Pence-Fritsch and his sister Ann Poynter. Retired lieutenant general Keith Kellogg, Pence’s top national security aide, is also joining the Vice President on his Irish visit.He began his engagements this morning with a courtesy call to President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at Áras an Uachtaráin.The visiting delegation were greeted outside the Áras by the President’s Secretary General Art O’Leary and escorted to the State Drawing Room where the Vice President and Second Lady signed the Visitors’ Book.In his message, Pence wrote that he was signing the book in honour of “a great Irishman Richard Michael Cawley” – his maternal grandfather, who moved to the US in 1923 after serving with the Free State Army. US VICE PRESIDENT Mike Pence and his wife Karen have arrived in Dublin, after being welcomed into Shannon by Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday afternoon. Share15 Tweet Email Tuesday 3 Sep 2019, 12:30 PM By Daragh Brophy 65 Comments last_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

One American Two Britons Arrested in Crete Synagogue Arsons

first_imgGreek police have arrested one American, two Britons and a local citizen for twice torching a 600-year-old synagogue that was recently restored. A second American is at-large, possibly in Italy.The Etz Chaim synagogue in the port city of Hania is Crete’s only Jewish house of worship. The 15th century building was restored in 1999 to serve as a museum and prayer center on the Sabbath, Jewish holidays and special occasions.The American, 24 years old, and the Britons, ages 23 and 33, have been living on the island of Crete for the last three months and worked in odd jobs, such as waiting on tables. The American faces charges in court on Thursday.Greek police said they were able to break the case after the Greek suspect confessed to the arson attacks, one on January 5, when he and the Britons allegedly set the synagogue on fire, and one on the Sabbath two weeks ago. The second attack destroyed 2,500 rare books and the wooden roof of the building.Greek police are investigating the possibility that the gang was planning to form a terrorist organization. One of the British citizens apparently was the ring leader, according to Britain’s Guardian newspaper.After the arsons, the U.S. State Department commented that the attacks were “clearly intended to intimidate and terrorize Greek’s Jewish community,” which numbers approximately 8,000 and which recently has suffered several anti-Semitic attacks on synagogues and cemeteries.The Etz Chaim website notes that the old building- before it was restored – was seen by many Crete residents as “a monument to the success of the Nazis in obliterating 2,300 years of Jewish life.” The museum added that the restoration was a “vibrant statement of Jewish life, vitality and values. Museum director Nicholas Stavroulakis has vowed to restore the building. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Senator Xenophon paves way for genocide recognition

first_imgIndependent South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon spoke in parliament last week to raise awareness of the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian genocides, challenging the Senate to avoid shying away from the issue for fear of straining diplomatic ties with Turkey. The Senator spoke of the crimes against humanity, which took place from 1915 to 1923, during which an estimated 3.5 million people died, “as a result of deliberate, systematic actions by the Ottoman Empire.” It is understood that Australia has not formally acknowledged the genocide due to the nation’s diplomatic bonds with Turkey. But Mr Xenophon has chosen to approach the issue with a ‘now or never attitude’, calling for Australia to choose a clear moral position on the matter. During his Senate address last week, Mr Xenophon thanked the Armenian National Committee and the Australian Hellenic Council for bringing the genocides to the forefront. He added that he will be working with both organisations to formulate a motion to the Senate in the coming months. The Australian Hellenic Council Coordinator for New South Wales, George Vellis, welcomed Mr Xenophon’s parliamentary address on the issue. “More and more of our elected representatives are pressing the Australian government to adopt a position on this issue which is reflective of Australia’s moral integrity,” he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Cyprus parliament rebukes Downer

first_imgThe Cyprus parliament has taken the unusual step of rebuking United Nations envoy Alexander Downer over perceived bias that it says is hindering long-running talks to reunify the divided island. MPs unanimously approved a resolution decrying the former Australian Foreign Minister’s “one-sided and detrimental statements and actions” that they say have eroded his credibility as an impartial facilitator in the talks between rival Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Downer said last month that a peace accord needed to be reached before “Greek Cypriots” take on the “very heavy responsibility” of the European Union’s rotating presidency in July. The use of the term “Greek Cypriots” instead of merely “Cyprus” stirred up a hornet’s nest because it was interpreted to be a deliberate attempt to diminish the internationally recognised government in the Greek Cypriot south of the island. The remark was also interpreted as a bid to set a deadline to the three-year-old talks, which Greek Cypriots vehemently oppose. The island was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. An independent state that Turkish Cypriots declared in the island’s northern third 19 years ago is recognised only by Turkey, which keeps 35,000 troops there. The resolution also said that Downer’s latest remark comes on top of “numerous non-impartial … and dangerously interfering statements and actions that depart from his mandate.” It added that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon needs to “urgently restore” his envoy’s credibility. Downer on Wednesday tried to play down the issue, telling reporters after meeting with Greek Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias that the UN recognises the government of the Republic of Cyprus which will take over the EU presidency. Some politicians have called for Downer to be replaced, but government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou indicated on Thursday that Christofias wouldn’t seek to do so. Talks between Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu have been hobbled over disagreements on several key issues including power sharing and claims linked to private property lost during the invasion. Ban met the leaders last month in a bid to overcome those differences, but said little progress was made. He said that he will schedule an international conference in April or May aimed at solidifying a peace deal if the sides make progress in the coming weeks. Source: AP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

First in the world in Greek

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Eleni-Pinelopi Tsolakidou is only fourteen years old, yet she has managed to earn an international award in Greek. She entered a ten day contest against 300,000 students from 1,200 schools worldwide. The online competition involved translating thousands of words from Greek to English and vice versa, focusing on the correct spelling, syntax and use of grammar as well. Eleni-Pinelopi attends Benowa State High School and the Greek school of the St Anna community in the Gold Coast, and entered the competition during an extremely demanding school semester. She managed to achieve many VHAs in several classes, whilst performing numerous extracurricular activities.Apart from winning the Gold Medal in the Greek language for the second consecutive year in a global online contest, such as Language Perfect World Championship 2014, Eleni-Pinelopi also excelled in music (music extension course) by winning the best performance prize by playing piano, guitar and ukulele. She also took the Amer music exam (Australian Music Examinations Board) which is recognised by the Ministry of Education QLD, NSW and University of Melbourne, achieving top grades.Eleni-Pinelopi’s achievements do not end here, as she also received the first student prize in the Italian language at her school. The girl also received her school’s honour, among 500 students in a total of sixteen grade 9 classes. The honour was awarded for her outstanding behaviour in addition to achieving the highest scores in all school subjects. For the third year in a row she is the class captain for both her schools.“Next year, Eleni-Pinelopi will in fact attend year 11 chemistry classes while attending 10th grade,” her mother, Eugenia Tziouka-Tsolakidou, proudly tells Neos Kosmos. “Eleni-Pinelopi came from Greece when she was eight years old and did not speak English,” she explains.At the same time, the girl is a member of St Anna’s traditional dance group. This year, she volunteered to teach younger children traditional Greek dances and found time to participate in Hellenic Dancers of Brisbane.“Eleni-Pinelopi enjoys playing tennis and loves painting and photography. My daughter is a member of the school choir and Glee. She just can’t stop learning and has to keep her mind busy.”In any case, we are dealing with the outstanding example of a Greek migrant child who overcame the language barrier, proving that hard work pays off.last_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Record 25m for Katsalidis penthouse

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Acclaimed Greek architect Nonda Katsalidis’ newest development has just broken another record.The Australia 108 skyscraper – which is expected to be completed in 2019 – will become the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere, and now holds the record as the most expensive piece of skyscraper real estate. The building’s penthouse has sold for a eye-watering $25 million, the most expensive single apartment ever sold in Australia. The only piece of real estate to come close was in Sydney, where two combined apartments in Sydney sold for $25 million. A businessman based in China, whose name has not been disclosed, bought the Australia 108 penthouse, which spreads across the whole of the 100th floor of the building. The real estate agency that sold the penthouse, CBRE, said there was dozens of inquires about the penthouse, including three local buyers. Architecture firm Fender Katsalidis put the 1,105 apartments of the Australia 108 building on sale in February, and has sold more than 1,000 of them.The firm is also famous for building the current tallest building in Australia, the Eureka Tower, which hasn’t had as much luck selling its premium apartments. Currently, the Grollo family – famous for their property development portfolio – have failed to offload the tower’s penthouse, which they hoped would fetch close to $18 million.The previous highest recorded apartment sale in Melbourne was a $18.2 million apartment in the deluxe 150 East complex.last_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

How much do tradies in Australia make

first_imgAustralian tradies may have increased their hourly rate by 1.4 per cent in the past year, but 94 per cent are often working weekends and 58 per cent work more than 40 hours a week to sustain their business. Despite commanding an impressive $61.65 hourly rate nationally across 10 industry sectors, 75 per cent of business owners surveyed by ServiceSeeking.com.au consider themselves to be middle class.Thirty-four per cent of business owners earn less than $50,000 a year, while a further 50 per cent earn between $50,000-$100,000. Just 16 per cent earn more than $100,000 a year as small business owners, according to a recent business confidence survey of more than 1,000 businesses registered through the site.“It should be pointed out that tradies have overheads to come out of their hourly rates with insurance, tools and travel among them, whereas an office worker does not,” says ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO Jeremy Levitt. “But smart and hard-working tradies can and are building strong businesses on the back of Australia’s resilient property market.”Those trades with more qualifications, such as electricians and plumbers, are sitting highest amongst tradies. Plumbers have increased rates by 4 per cent in the last 12 months with an average rate of $80.92; while electricians charge $75.56 which is a 5.4 per cent increase year-on-year.Carpentry services had the highest national increase with a 7.7 per cent increase to $56.45. Painting prices stayed mostly static at $42.56 hourly.The rise in renovation prices closely mirrors the national Consumer Price Index (CPI), which showed a year-on-year increase of 1.0 per cent for the March-June quarter.To view price changes across 10 popular renovation services around the country, see www.serviceseeking.com.au/renovationsThe prices were derived by comparing 52,000 quotes submitted through the online services marketplace during the FY16 Q4.For further information, including specific state-based statistics, please contact: Kyrsten Greenwood at kyrsten@serviceseeking.com.au or 0434 004 630 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

International Womens Day conference explores 106 years of struggle

first_imgOn March 8, 1857, the women workers in the New York Textiles and Tailors industry went on strike and demonstrations. They called for a reduction in working hours and a wage equalization between men and women. The strikers and demonstrators were struck by police and ended in bloodshed. It is these women and the ones that followed that are being honoured by an event organised by the Women’s Committee of Democritus on the occasion of International Women’s Day at 2pm on 10 March.The event, titled “Women’s equality – Which equality? What is our future? What are we struggling for? What is our aim?”, brings many women to the fore. These include journalist/radio producer Rena Frangioudakis, former mayor of Whittlesea Kris Pavlidis, special projects consultant Stella Papas and others.The conference invites all women and men of the community to look at the “women’s issue”, 106 years after 8 March was established as International Women’s Day at the 2nd International Conference of Women Socialists on a proposal by Clara Tsetkin during a meeting in Copenhagen in 1910.The Greek Democritus Workers League stands in solidarity to the struggles of the international women’s movement for equality and liberation of women from class exploitation and oppression.The event takes place at the Cultural Centre (583 High Street, Northcote). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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20 Sep
2019

Energie solaire les surcoûts quelle entraîne tripleront en 2011

first_imgEnergie solaire : les surcoûts qu’elle entraîne tripleront en 2011 Le développement de l’énergie solaire entraîne des surcoûts qui se répercutent directement sur les les consommateurs d’électricité. La Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE) estime que ces surcoûts atteindront 915 millions d’euros en 2011.   Le président de la Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE), Philippe de Ladoucette, indique que “les charges dues (au photovoltaïque) au titre de 2011 sont estimées à 915 millions d’euros en métropole continentale”. Comparativement, celles de 2010 s’élèveront à 300 millions d’euros.  L’énergie solaire est pour le moment relativement peu compétitive et le surcoût entraîné est actuellement pris en charge par la Contribution au service public de l’électricité (CSPE) que paye chaque consommateur sur sa facture. Le gouvernement a par ailleurs annoncé une hausse de 3% au 1er janvier afin de financer le développement du photovoltaïque.  Ainsi, selon la CRE, la CSPE devrait passer de 4,50 euros à l’heure actuelle à 12,90 euros par mégawatt en 2011 ! Ceci devrait permettre de financer l’ensemble des charges. En 2011, 42% de la CSPE servira à la prise en charge des énergies renouvelables.Le 26 novembre 2010 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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