Development Applications to go online from 1 July

first_imgDevelopment Applications to go online from 1 July Wentworth ShireFrom 1 July 2021 all Development Applications will need to be lodged online through the NSW Government’s Planning Portal.The NSW Planning Portal (this link opens a new window) is an online platform where community, industry and government can work together to provide a digital experience that supports effective planning and decision making under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.From 1 July, anyone needing to lodge a development application will need to register with the NSW Planning Portal and set up a free account.If you require assistance submitting an application via the Portal, it is recommended that you utilise the Quick Reference Guides created by Service NSW.A variety of topics are available including:Registering for an AccountNavigating the PortalSubmitting applications andProviding additional information /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:community, digital, Government, industry, Internet, local council, NSW, online, planning, Service NSW, Wentworthlast_img read more

NHRC notice to Centre, all states over ‘deplorable’ public health infra in country

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The NHRC has directed teams comprising doctors on the panel of the NHRC, along with its officers, will visit hospitals, primary health centres and other health facilitiesExpressing serious concern over the “deplorable public health infrastructure” in the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Centre and all states and Union Territories, underlining loss of lives in various parts of the country in recent times, including of over 100 children in Muzaffarpur.The NHRC has also directed that teams comprising doctors on the panel of the NHRC, along with its officers, will visit hospitals, primary health centres and other health facilities in “vulnerable” states one by one, starting with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to conduct on-the-spot fact-finding investigation, officials said.“Expressing serious concern over deplorable public health infrastructure in the country, the NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of a series of media reports about the loss of precious human lives in various parts of the country in recent times, due to deficiencies and inadequacies in the healthcare system,” the rights panel said in a statement.The NHRC has issued a notice to the secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, asking for a comprehensive report within four weeks on the observations made by the commission.The rights panel said it has also sent notices to the chief secretaries of all the states and Union Territories to submit their reports within six weeks, giving details of the incidents relating to the deaths due to lack of health and medical care facilities that have taken place during the last three years. They have also been asked to enlist steps taken to prevent the recurrence of such incidents, along with details of relief and rehabilitation provided to the aggrieved.Apart from the death of a large number of children in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), the commission has recounted the loss of lives in Gorakhpur due to Japanese Encephalitis, death of newly born infants and other patients due to failure of oxygen supply, carrying of dead bodies by family members on their shoulders because of non-availability of ambulances, incidents of delivery of babies in front of hospitals due to negligence and non-availability of doctors.The teams of NHRC will also take stock of the ground situation, especially in vulnerable areas with regard to difficulties being faced by people and shortcomings on the part of the respective state government or central agencies, the statement said.The commission finally intends to issue suitable guidelines for implementation by the state government or the Union Health Ministry, it added.The NHRC also underlined that the success of a public health care system lies in easy accessibility, availability and affordability of treatment and it is the responsibility of the state to ensure comprehensive healthcare facilities for all.The commission noted the central government’s Ayushman Bharat scheme and several such other schemes running in the states in different names to provide health and medical care facilities, especially to the people of the poor strata of society.“However, there is an urgent need for convergence and integration of child and maternal health schemes of the central and the state governments and their proper implementation,” it said.The commission also said that it has reminded the central and the state governments of their constitutional duty under Article 21, which guarantees the right to life.Quoting the Supreme Court, the NHRC observed that the right to live with human dignity is a part of the right to life.Referring to the widespread malnutrition, the commission said although it is the primary duty of the state under Article 47 of the Constitution to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people, it “has failed” in achieving this. Read Article MuzaffarpurNational Human Rights CommissionNHRC MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story NHRC notice to Centre, all states over ‘deplorable’ public health infra in country Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By Press Trust of India on June 21, 2019 Governance News Patient Safety Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

Scooter crackdown resulted in zero tickets, zero fees for scooter companies

first_img[email protected] :BirdBird scootersLime scootersNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsscootersshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsPublicity Stunt By PoliceJust tough Trump tweeting? US ratchets up Iran pressureYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours ago HomeNewsScooter crackdown resulted in zero tickets, zero fees for scooter companies Jul. 24, 2018 at 5:37 amNewsScooter crackdown resulted in zero tickets, zero fees for scooter companiesKate Cagle3 years agoBirdBird scootersLime scootersNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsscooters A highly visible education campaign aimed to get electric scooters off the Strand yielded no tickets and no impounded scooters, despite the city’s stance the devices are illegal on the beach path. Rather, police stopped approximately 900 riders between Friday and Sunday, encouraging them to park the scooters on the curb and walk instead. Rather than impounding the devices, Lt. Saul Rodriguez with the Santa Monica Police Department said about 300 electric scooters were “taken for safekeeping for vendors” Bird and Lime who picked them up from City Yards for free. In March, the City Council approved an emergency ordinance to allow the city to collect a $60 impound fee for any “shared mobility device” that poses an immediate hazard or obstructs access to public space. In this case, however, Lt. Rodriguez said officers could not technically impound the vehicles. The city has also added signage to the beach path warning riders that electric devices are not allowed on the path in Santa Monica. Lt. Rodriguez said the enforcement campaign will extend to downtown Wednesday. California vehicle code requires a license and a helmet to ride the scooters and prohibits riding on the sidewalk. The ticket for not wearing a helmet is $190.last_img read more

Polish authorities threatened to withhold meetings over ‘LGBT-free’ zone visit, French minister says

first_imgThis was a different version of events than that presented by Beaune and his team on Monday when they indicated that Polish authorities had cited the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to stymie the visit.“Polish authorities recently indicated to me that they weren’t capable of planning this visit … they put forward security issues tied to the health measures in place in the country,” Beaune told French publication L’Obs on Monday. But even that milder version was denied at the time by Polish authorities. “This is clearly not true. None of the Polish authorities forbade or prevented the French deputy minister from visiting Kraśnik,” Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk tweeted on Tuesday. Since 2019, local officials throughout Poland have created dozens of largely symbolic “LGBT-ideology free” zones through charters aimed at stigmatizing LGBTQ people. The government insists the measures are misunderstood outside the country.The Polish government did not respond to a request for comment on Beaune’s latest accusations. PARIS — French European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune has accused Polish authorities of saying they would withhold official meetings during his visit to Poland earlier this week if he went to a so-called LGBT-free zone. “I indicated to the Polish authorities that I would go to a town called Kraśnik, they didn’t want me to go. They didn’t bar me physically from going, it was political pressure, by indicating that if I went ahead there would be no official meetings or political meetings,” Beaune said Thursday on France Inter radio.Asked in a follow-up question if he was told this would mean no ministerial meetings, Beaune said: “Exactly.”last_img read more

MAKE Advises Centerbridge on Senvion Acquisition

first_imgFollowing the recent news that Centerbridge Partners LP, USA had bought 100% stake in Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, MAKE Consulting (MAKE) informed that it acted as a commercial due diligence advisor to Centerbridge Partners LP.The EUR 1 billion worth transaction, which is subject to anti-trust clearance, is planned to be closed before the end of the current financial year.Morten B. Keller, CEO and Managing Partner of MAKE, said: “We have seen an increase in M&A activity in the wind industry and have advised on a number of deals in 2014 of which the Senvion transaction was the largest.” Senvion is a wind turbine manufacturer with a global supply of both onshore and offshore wind turbines, placing it as the world’s 5th largest wind turbine OEM in 2013.Image: Senvionlast_img read more

10 months agoBernardo Silva admits Man City need perfection in Liverpool chase

first_imgBernardo Silva admits Man City need perfection in Liverpool chaseby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Bernardo Silva admits the club must be perfect if they are to win the Premier League title this season.The champions were expected to cruise to another title this season, but a recent run of three losses in four games has them seven points behind the unbeaten Liverpool, who they will face on January 3.And Silva knows City can’t make anymore mistakes if they want to chase down the Reds.”We started quite well but we weren’t able to play as usual and in the end they scored an amazing goal,” said Silva after the Boxing Day loss to Leicester City.”Even if we beat Liverpool now it won’t be easy.”We have lost two games that we shouldn’t do if we are in a race for the title.”There are a lot of games left and it’s mathematically possible but we have to be almost perfect from now.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd post scout to watch Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias

first_imgMan Utd post scout to watch Benfica centre-back Ruben Diasby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United remain interested in Benfica’s young centre-back Ruben Dias.Record says AC Milan, Wolves and United are among clubs that have been identified as possible destinations for Dias.And United have posted a scout to Portugal to study the Benfica defender.Dias is regarded highly across Europe, but chose remain with Benfica this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Counting of votes for JNUSU polls begins

first_imgNew Delhi: The counting of votes for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls began on Saturday after an 11-hour delay due to a deadlock between the students and the administration, the varsity’s Election Committee said.After the Delhi High Court on Friday restrained the JNU from notifying the election results till September 17, it was decided at a meeting between the student-run Election Committee (EC) and all the parties around 10 pm to go ahead with the counting, it said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe counting process began at 11:55 pm, JNU EC chairman Shashank Patel said.However, it had to be put on hold due to a deadlock between the student community and the JNU’s Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC) over the latter’s demand that the counting agents give a written undertaking stating they would not disclose the results, he said.”The EC tried its best to convince the GRC to change its stand based on the demands of the student community,” Patel said, adding that the deadlock led to an 11-hour delay in the counting process. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsWhen a consensus could not be reached even after so many hours, the EC decided to resume the counting of votes anyway with declaration of trends, the EC chairman said.The result, however, will be put on hold, he added.The JNUSU polls, held on Friday, witnessed a 67.9 per cent voter turnout, believed to be the highest in seven years.Earlier, the results were supposed to be declared on Sunday.The high court order restraining the university from declaring the results came on pleas by two students alleging that their nominations for election of councillor in the JNUSU were illegally rejected.last_img read more

CN Rail on hiring spree after being surprised by laidoff workers passing

first_imgMONTREAL – Canadian National Railways is on a hiring spree particularly in Western Canada, several years after a slowdown in demand prompted layoffs.The country’s largest railway says it hopes to add more than 600 conductors and crew members in the coming months after fewer laid-off workers than expected chose to return following a lengthy idle period.CN Rail (TSX:CNR) has seen its train speeds drop as it hasn’t had sufficient number of crews to handle the increased demand prompted by a stronger North American economy.“Operating crews have proven to be our biggest challenge,” chief operating officer Mike Cory said during a conference call about third-quarter results after markets closed.He said fluidity of trains and resulting operating profits are impossible without the appropriate staffing. Hirings are strongest in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.“What we’re doing now is really catching up in some areas where we got a little surprised by the return rate from people laid off,” he told analysts.The Montreal-based company said it has ramped up hiring and training. It expects to have 250 people qualified in the fourth quarter and another 400 in the first quarter of 2018.The railway had on average 23,183 employees at the end of the quarter, including 16,346 in Canada and 7,082 in the United States. About 73 per cent are unionized in Canada and 79 per cent in the U.S.CN Rail said in early 2016 that its workforce decreased by nine per cent or 2,300 in 2015, with about 1,150 employees laid off at year’s end.The railway had said that a natural attrition rate of close to eight per cent annually would give it flexibility to hire or not depending on market conditions.It said Tuesday it remains on track to see its profits grow as demand has continued to increase after six quarters of decrease.Net income slipped one per cent to $958 million or $1.27 per diluted share in the third quarter, compared to $972 million or $1.25 per share a year earlier.CN Rail (TSX:CNR) said its adjusted profits excluding one-time items reached $989 million or $1.31 per share during the three months ended Sept. 30. That compares to $1.25 per share a year ago and $1.32 forecast by analysts, according to RBC Capital Markets.Revenues rose seven per cent to $3.2 billion. They were driven by a 31 per cent increase for metals and minerals. Coal was up 23 per cent, intermodal up 12 per cent, automotive rose four per cent and other revenues were up two per cent. Revenues were down two per cent for forest products, grain and by one per cent for fertilizers, while petroleum and chemicals revenues remained essentially flat.CN Rail reaffirmed its outlook to earn $4.95 to $5.10 per adjusted diluted share for the year, up from $4.59 per share in 2016.“Due to the good results announced by other North American rail operators, the market will likely be slightly disappointed by this result,” said Daniel Sherman of Edward Jones.The railway continued to expand shipment volumes and was hiring to expand future service.“The company looks on track for more growth ahead,” he added.Revenue ton-miles, or RTMs, increased by 10 per cent and carloadings by 11 per cent.The operating ratio, which measures the efficiency of the railway, rose 1.4 points to 54.7 per cent.CN Rail president and chief executive Luc Jobin said the company continued to see increased demand across key business segments, such as frac sand, intermodal, coal and Canadian grain.The railway said it will spend an extra $100 million in infrastructure and equipment spending this year to reach $2.7 billion.“Our outlook remains positive for the remainder of the year,” Jobin told analysts.“We’re bullish on the North American economy, where the environment remains very supportive and the prospects for export commodity is also positive — although as we’ve seen in the last couple of years that can be a bit volatile at times.”last_img read more