Correspondence: Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to directors of public health from Jo Churchill

first_imgThe Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care’s letter thanks directors and their teams for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. It also references funding that has been made available to local authorities to address COVID-19-related pressures.last_img

Residential development continues to grow with a lift in the number of cranes on the skyline

first_imgCrane numbers are increasing on the Brisbane skyline.RESIDENTIAL development continues to grow with a lift in the number of cranes on the Brisbane skylineAccording to the latest Rider Levett Bucknall crane index, the number of cranes on the skyline highlight the continuing strength of the construction industry.Nationally the index has increased by 5 per cent.This was the highest level of cranes since the group started recording the activity in 2012.The latest report found a total of 685 cranes on projects across Australia with Brisbane and the Gold Coast accounting for 116 of those.It revealed almost all capital cities, with the exception of Canberra and Darwin, had experienced a rise in crane numbers in the past six months.“The residential sector continues to dominate the skylines across Australia with 551 cranes representing 80 per cent of all cranes commissioned on future residential dwellings,’’ according to the report.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMary Lane Residences is one of the projects which has helped lift Brisbane crane numbers.Brisbane accounted for 12 per cent of the cranes on the national skyline.The report found nationally new projects starting were responsible for another 339 cranesbeing erected since the previous report.“This augers well for a strong pipeline of construction work over the next six to twelvemonths across the country,’’ the report said.In Brisbane crane numbers are up 5 per cent.“The amount of construction work currently being undertaken in Queensland remains positive with residential work still growing although non-residential fell for the year,’’ the report said.There are currently 85 cranes around Brisbane with new cranes installed at Mary Lane in Mary Street and The Wellington in East Brisbane.On the Gold Coast crane numbers were up 4 per cent. to 31.last_img read more

Duterte urges Congress to ratify 2020 nat’l budget

first_imgDuterte said the four-month delay inthe 2019 national budget’s passage was the reason for his “inability” to solvetraffic problems in the country. President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO “Because Congress did not pass thebudget on time, so apektado lahat,”Duterte said. “When there is no public spending, your economy will slow down, kailangan (government) will spend, sothat the private sector will ride on it.” “Itongayon, we are waiting, wala pa eh, we hope to pass the law hopefully by December,” headded. Duterte said the Senate and House ofRepresentatives’ impasse over the 2019 budget affected a wide range ofgovernment projects, including those aimed at easing traffic in Metro Manila. Manila – To avoid the repeat of this year’s budget delay, PresidentRodrigo Duterte urged the Congress to ratify the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020national budget by December. Duterte signed the 2019 budget intolaw in April after the Senate and House took time to transmit the signedenrolled copy of the bill over disagreements on the lawmakers’ insertions./PNlast_img read more

NBA Draft

first_imgIn the recent NBA draft, it was quite obvious that the professional owners and coaches do not feel that the top prospects in basketball necessarily come from our colleges.  In the first round this year 14 foreign-born players were drafted and of the 60 total there were 26 foreign-born.It is plain to see that the NBA believes that the players who grow up in foreign countries are more ready to play professional basketball sooner than the American-born college players.  If you dig deep into their thinking, they do not necessarily believe a young man needs to go to college at all.  (However, most do have at least 1 year of college experience.) They believe in physical size and are not so concerned with technical skills.  They like the foreign-born athletes who are capable of shooting 3-pointers even if they are 7 foot tall.  They feel our college coaches limit free play and, thus, are not necessarily geared to the pro game.This is why I do not pro basketball!last_img

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TARGETED IN GUN ATTACK ON CHIP-VAN

first_imgA mother and daughter escaped serious injury after their family chip-van was hit with a bullet on Saturday evening.A pellet gun is believed to have been used in the attack.The well-known chip-van located at Newmills, Letterkenny was shot at just before 7.30pm on Saturday night.The van is operated by local couple Sabrina and David Mackey who also live locally. It is understood that Ms Mackey and her young daughter were working in the van at the time of the attack.Letterkenny Town councillor Tom Crossan has slammed the incident.He told Donegal Daily “This is absolutely scandalous and I would appeal to anyone who saw anything to contact Gardai.“If anyone knows this chip-van, there is quite a large hatch at the front. “If this bullet have had went into that hatch and hit one of these people, then there could have been very serious consequences.”The incident has been reported to Gardai who have carried out an examination of the scene.It is understood that the gun used to fire the bullet may have been a high-powered pellet gun.  MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TARGETED IN GUN ATTACK ON CHIP-VAN was last modified: December 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chip-vanCllr Tom CrossanNEWMILLSpellet gunlast_img read more