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Fintech startup Revolut pushes ministers for fast-track tech visas

first_img Read more: UK artificial intelligence funding hits almost the rest of Europe combinedThe move comes as more than 80 per cent of UK startups are planning to expand their workforces this year despite Brexit challenges, according to fresh data from Silicon Valley Bank.Additionally, 55 per cent of startups said they do not plan to move their headquarters outside the UK, regardless of whether a deal is achieved.Former Google chief financial officer Patrick Pichette told City A.M. this week that the UK’s strong research record and university network are “huge advantages” for companies headquartered here. Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots Brexit Data science FinTech Startups Thursday 21 February 2019 7:12 am whatsapp More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Fintech startup Revolut pushes ministers for fast-track tech visas center_img London will fall behind as a world-leading fintech hub if the government does not prioritise incoming tech talent, the chief executive of Revolut warned today.Nikolay Storonsky, a Russian native who started digital bank Revolut in 2015, called on ministers to introduce a fast-tracked visa process for technology workers, particularly within software development and data science. Emily Nicolle whatsapp Share London was revealed last month as the top destination in Europe for international tech talent, while the UK’s fintech sector took in a record $3.3bn (£2.5bn) in funding in 2018.Read more: UK fintech investment hits all-time high of $3.3bnThe city also plays host to the largest community of software developers on the continent, thanks to major engineering hubs established by the likes of Google and Facebook. Storonsky said 70 per cent of Revolut’s tech teams are recruited from abroad.“With all of the political uncertainty kicking off right now, lengthy immigration processes and bureaucracy will only slow down the UK fintech industry’s growth, and we risk losing out on the best talent to other EU countries such as Germany and France,” said Storonsky.The fintech firm said it will need to double its workforce in London this year if it is to reach certain goals, such as opening 50,000 accounts per day. Revolut currently has 1.9m monthly active users, and is opening more than 10,000 accounts per day.last_img read more

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Grand Park’s 4th of July Party Will Be Online-Only This Year—but…

first_imgSummer FunOutdoorsGrand Park’s 4th of July Party Will Be Online-Only This Year—but What About the Fireworks?Angelenos can celebrate the freedom to stay safer at homeBy Brittany Martin – May 6, 20201095ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe Music Center and Grand Park July 4 celebration is a beloved annual tradition in Los Angeles. Organizers have claimed that it’s among the biggest free July 4 parties in the region. But this year, there will be no public fireworks show or outdoor concerts. Instead, the program will be entirely online.Details of the schedule and lineup for the streaming celebration have yet to be announced, but organizers promise about three hours of family-friendly entertainment, featuring local chefs, comedians, and musicians. On July 4, Grand Park will be closed to all public gatherings.As for fireworks, organizers aren’t entirely sure yet if they’ll be a part of this year’s celebration. More details on that are expected in coming weeks.Even though we may be back to a somewhat more out-and-about lifestyle by July, large public gatherings like sporting events, conventions, and big concerts—the so-called “phase four” businesses—will likely not be back online for months. Fear of a second wave of COVID-19 infections will remain a present threat until a vaccine is widely available.RELATED: Legendary West Hollywood Music Venue the Troubadour Is in TroubleStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSGrand Park4th of JulyPrevious articleStaying in With: Musician Black AtlassNext articleBig-Name L.A. Chefs will Answer Your Burning Cooking Questions for a Really Good CauseBrittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORInspired by the Occupy Movement of the 2010s, Activists Pitch Tents in Grand ParkHere Are the 13 Best Things to Do in L.A. in DecemberMeet Max Richter, the Composer Bringing an Overnight Outdoor Concert to Grand Parklast_img read more

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Ryan heroics not enough as Emo claim Roinn 5 hurling title

first_imgHome GAA Cumann na mBunscol Ryan heroics not enough as Emo claim Roinn 5 hurling title GAACumann na mBunscolSport 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results By Alan Hartnett – 28th May 2019 Emo Brought to you in association with Roll n Bowl PortlaoiseAbbeyleix 1-1 Emo 2-4Roinn 5 Hurling An outstanding display by Abbeyleix keeper Darragh Ryan wasn’t enough as Emo claimed the Division 5 Boys title this evening.Dean O’Connor and Jack Murphy struck for two goals for Emo who had to overcome a delay with their bus ran out five point winners in the end.Abbeyleix came into the game in search of three straight titles following the success of their girls teams in earlier games but Emo began brightly and took the lead through a Jack Murphy goal.Abbeyleix found it tough going early on with Ryan Brennan trying his best to get them forward and Liam O’Keeffe doing his best to trouble the Emo defence.However, Emo added their first point through Dean O’Connor and he then scored a goal to put Emo seven points clear.Abbeyleix were under pressure but they got a crucial goal before half time to leave them 1-2 to 1-0 down at the break.Emo almost extended their advantage on the resumption of play but keeper Darragh Ryan pulled off a stunning save from Dean O’Connor.Ryan Brennan then pointed from halfway and just a goal separated the teams.Leon Kavanagh then had the chance to level the match but he incredibly hit the post twice and Emo were able to clear their lines.Ruairi Bourke moved the gap out to four and then sent over another long range free to leave Emo clear as we entered the closing stages.Abbeyleix went in search of goals but Emo killed the game off as O’Connor struck for his second of the evening to complete the win.AbbeyleixSCORERS – ABBEYLEIX: Callan Bonham 1-0, Ryan Brennan 0-1 EMO: Jack Murphy 1-0, Dean O’Connor 1-2, Ruairi Bourke 0-2ABBEYlEIX: Darragh Ryan; Adam Carroll, Ricky Lyons, Ryan Brennan, Cathal Noone, Cillian Thornton, Callan Bonham, Leon Kavanagh, Daniel Purcell. Subs: Liam O’Keeffe, Declan Obular, DJ Lalor, Harry Carroll, Oscar Robertson, James Thompson, Gabriel Bennett, Cathal Kelly, Gary Maher, Matthew Farrell, Michael Doheny, Anthony Bergin, Dan Bergin, Cian FlatheryEMO: High Donnelly; Ruairi Burke, Eoin O’Shea, Eoin Booth, Callum Loughnane, Oscar Booth; Dean O’Connor, Cathal Creggan, Jack Murphy. Subs: Karl Murray, Jack Lynch, Paul Whyte, Ben Sherlock-Nerney, Eoin Keegan-Loughlin, Oisin Murphy, Coilin Coss, Adam O’Reilly TAGSCumann na mBunscol Facebook Previous articleScoil Mhuire Abbeyleix win back-to-back titles after claiming Roinn 1 camogie shieldNext articleTownsend’s late double sees Our Lady’s Meadow Durrow crowned Division 1 hurling champions Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook GAA GAA WhatsApp Ryan heroics not enough as Emo claim Roinn 5 hurling title Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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JOB VACANCY: Aubren Ltd seeking to hire Senior Design Engineer in Portlaoise

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Aubren Ltd seeking to hire Senior Design Engineer in Portlaoise JobsSponsored Pinterest Facebook Twitter Electric Picnic Laois County Council granted almost €500,000 from Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund Aubren Ltd design, make and deliver outstanding air handling products.As an outsource manufacturer we support our clients in accelerating their product release by providing expertise in concept design, component sourcing, design for manufacture, prototyping, product testing, customer trials, scaled production and field support.Due to continued growth, we are looking to recruit a full-time senior design engineer based at our Portlaoise facility.Job ResponsibilitiesDesign sheet metal electro-mechanical products using Creo Parametric.Project manage designs for air handling equipment from prototype to production.Render product designs for client meetings/sign-off using Creo Render Studio.Manage Release process ensuring the product is fully defined and checked including accurate bill of materials prior to production release.Source parts/material from suppliers and ensure accurate costs and supplier information is available to purchasing.Provide full assembly documentation including assembly runners, wiring schematics, piping diagrams and quality recording.Maintain a professional relationship with clients and actively participate in client design review meetings.Focus on product quality ensuring client expectations are met and products are fully tested and documented.Provide product costings and documentation to the sales team as required based on customer drawings and specifications.Complete site commissioning of design products as required. All safety precautions and best practices for on-site work to be followed. Complete site method statements and risk assessments as required.Participate and utilise lean principles within the engineering department.Be a role model for the company culture and safety procedures.Ongoing training will be provided as part of this role to ensure design skills are continuallyimproved and expanded. The candidate will be expected to actively engage with the CreoeLearning facility and maintain up to date knowledge on the use of Creo parametric.RequirementsEngineering Degree (Level 8 or higher) in mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronic, electrical, electronic, industrial design or similar discipline will be considered.3+ years experience design of electro-mechanical equipment.Proven hands-on management of large projects preferably in the HVAC sector.Well-developed 3D CAD design skills using Creo Parametric or similar.Attention to detail for both design and BOM release.Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work on own initiative.Professional manner when working with customers and other staff when leading a build.To ApplyTo apply please send CV and cover letter to [email protected] you would like to advertise a job vacancy, get in touch with LaoisToday by calling 057 8670722, 085 7180700 or emailing [email protected] ALSO- check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday here Here are all of Monday and Tuesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp GAA Pinterest JOB VACANCY: Aubren Ltd seeking to hire Senior Design Engineer in Portlaoise Twitter Community By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th June 2021 Previous articleYoung Laois singer, songwriter and producer set to release her debut singleNext articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 15, 2021 LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic receives €423,000 funding under Live Performance Support Schemelast_img read more

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Time for Plan-B on Denuclearization

first_img Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” With its December 12th long-range rocket launch, North Korea moved a step closer to getting its ICBM technology right. As such, there is a pressing need for policy reviews both at home and abroad on issues such as the Six-Party Talks and Seoul’s stance on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. It is abundantly clear that North Korea intends to continue down its chosen path. Since the successful launch, the Kim Jong Eun regime has moved to emphasize the fact that there are to be more such launches, and not merely via the placing of a model “Unha-9” rocket in the arms of a snowman on the fringes of a televised concert by Moranbong Band on December 21st.There is also the ever-present danger of a third nuclear test, which South Korean government officials, mindful of the way North Korea moved toward its second such test in the year following President Lee Myung Bak’s own inauguration, fear could happen with little prior warning. Speaking on January 2nd, Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan Jin reminded reporters, “They’ve been steadily preparing for a nuclear test for some time now; all that is needed is for the order to conduct it to be handed down.“Because North Korea sees possession of a combination of nuclear and ICBM capabilities as its international political power, it is always going to be important to take the chance to show that off,” Kim added at the time.In response, President-elect Park has repeatedly emphasized how important both the Six-Party Talks and cooperation with surrounding countries remain if the “North Korea problem” is to be solved. However, there is widespread expert skepticism about the existing framework for dealing with nuclear and missile issues. According to Lee Chun Geun of Korea Economic Research Institute, “The Six-Party Talks were meant to stop North Korea’s nuclear development work; but, contrary to this aim, they provided a good shield behind which to keep doing it instead. It will be all-but impossible to achieve the goal of North Korean denuclearization in that way.”Former Minister of National Defense Kim Jang Soo, who is part of Park’s transition team, recently commented that there is “no alternative to cooperation between the surrounding countries” on North Korea. This is true, and with the advent of the second Obama administration and selection of John Kerry to head the State Department, there is set to be an element of synergy on North Korea policy in Washington DC and Seoul. However, the keys will remain in Beijing, and experts say that, as such, ways must be found to elevate the role of the Chinese government of General-Secretary Xi Jinping. They say this will require much closer Sino-South Korean and Sino-U.S. strategic dialogue.The current signs for Sino-South Korean relations are good. President-elect Park is said to have a good relationship with General-Secretary Xi, and the Chinese state media reacted in friendly style to her Chinese language ability at the time of her election. Such a good start may help her administration, and could contribute much to the systematization of bilateral dialogue, not to mention progress on the subject of a Sino-South Korean Free Trade Agreement.Professor Hong Yong Pyo of Hanyang University in Seoul said of this, “During the Lee Myung Bak administration, relations between South Korea and the United States have been good, but there have been areas of difficulty between South Korea and China and this seems to have led to currents of distrust between the two leaders. In President-elect Park’s case, she is friendly with General-Secretary Xi, which could earn her the trust of the Chinese side.”But friendship will not be enough. If Park is to solve the North Korea problem, she will also need to find a viable solution to pursue, and this is the problem. As one anonymous expert noted, “Kim Jong Eun will certainly never give up his nuclear and missile capabilities, which he needs for the continued existence of his system,” adding instead, “The nuclear and missile problems will solve themselves naturally if there is a big change, such as Kim regime change or reform and opening.”Indeed, according to NKnet researcher Kim Young Hwan, “There is very, very little chance of bringing about North Korean denuclearization through dialogue, no matter what diplomatic or economic price is paid.”Rather, Kim added, “More realistic results could be produced if just half that amount were invested in reform, opening and democratization.” Analysis & Opinion SHARE Analysis & Opinion Time for Plan-B on Denuclearization Analysis & Opinion center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Facebook Twitter AvatarMok Yong Jae By Mok Yong Jae – 2013.01.11 9:13pm last_img read more

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Chalifoux takes over as SSQ’s new CEO

first_img Companies SSQ Financial Group Tessie Sanci Quebec City-based SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc. announced on Monday that Jean-François Chalifoux has officially started in his new role as the firm’s CEO. “As SSQ Financial Group’s new CEO, Jean-François’s experience, vision, and dynamic approach will enable the company to confront the challenges currently facing the insurance and financial services sectors while continuing to pursue growth and ensuring that SSQ Financial Group remains a modern and successful organization with its values in the right place,” says Pierre Genest, chairman of SSQ Financial Group’s board, in a statement. The firm announced in June that Chalifoux would succeed René Hamel as CEO on Sept. 21. Prior to his new role at SSQ, Chalifoux was a general manager at Lévis, Que.-based Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Co. center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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Ministry of Justice Signs Contracts for Supreme Court and Petty Session Facilities

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMinistry of Justice Signs Contracts for Supreme Court and Petty Session Facilities FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Justice, on Thursday (January 25), signed two contracts totalling $26.63 million for the purchase and installation of elevators in the Supreme Court and for the construction of Petty Session facilities at the Santa Cruz Courthouse in St. Elizabeth.The contract for the installation of the elevators in the Supreme Court, amounting to $16.43 Million, was awarded to Comfortair Engineering Ltd.Speaking at the signing, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer said “the elevators which we are seeking to install at the Supreme Court building . are intended to bring an appreciable measure of improved access and security to that premises”.Noting that two sets of elevators would be installed Mrs. Palmer said that one was intended to transport prisoners to and from the courtrooms from the ground floor when the courts are sitting, while the second set of elevators “is for the easy access of persons who are physically challenged, and members of the judiciary who may opt to use it”.Meanwhile, A1 Construction Limited has been contracted to undertake the building of the Petty Session facility on the compound of the Santa Cruz Courthouse.The facility, which will cost $10.2 million, is scheduled to be completed over a four-month period, beginning on January 28.Mrs. Palmer noted that the move was “clear .evidence of the commitment of the Ministry of Justice to enhance the facilities that are dedicated to the dispensing of justice in this country”.These enhancements are a part of efforts to improve court facilities across the island. An overall tour and assessment of the infrastructure needs of the justice sector was done in 2002, and the Ministry has made significant strides in improving the conditions of the island’s courthouses.Among other construction projects underway is the building of the new Port Antonio Court house, which is on target to be completed and handed over to the Ministry of Justice in November 2007. RelatedMinistry of Justice Signs Contracts for Supreme Court and Petty Session Facilitiescenter_img RelatedMinistry of Justice Signs Contracts for Supreme Court and Petty Session Facilities Ministry of Justice Signs Contracts for Supreme Court and Petty Session Facilities UncategorizedJanuary 29, 2007last_img read more

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EPA Partners to Strengthen Co-operation in Customs and Trade Facilitation

first_imgRelatedEPA Partners to Strengthen Co-operation in Customs and Trade Facilitation EPA Partners to Strengthen Co-operation in Customs and Trade Facilitation UncategorizedFebruary 2, 2008 RelatedEPA Partners to Strengthen Co-operation in Customs and Trade Facilitation RelatedEPA Partners to Strengthen Co-operation in Customs and Trade Facilitationcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Europe and Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) states, the parties have agreed to reinforce co-operation in the area of customs and trade facilitation.This is with a view to ensuring that the relevant legislation and procedures, as well as the administrative capacity of the relevant administrations, fulfill the objectives of effective control and the promotion of trade facilitation, and help promote the development and regional integration of CARIFORUM states.The relevant section of the agreement is in recognition of the importance of customs and trade facilitation in the evolving global trading environment and in the development of intra-CARIFORUM trade and trade between the EPA partners.CARIFORUM states, which are part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, have agreed to exchange information concerning customs; develop joint initiatives in mutually agreed areas; establish wherever possible, common positions in international organisations in the field of customs, such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO); and promote co-ordination among related agencies.The parties have also consented to provide mutual administrative assistance in customs matters, in accordance with the provisions of Protocol II of the agreement.As it relates to the respective trade and customs legislation, provisions and procedures will be based upon the need to protect and facilitate trade through enforcement of and compliance with legislative requirements and the need to provide for additional facilitation for traders with a high level of compliance.Such procedures will also encompass the need to ensure that requirements for economic operators are reasonable, non-discriminatory, safeguard against fraud and do not lead to the application of excessive penalties for minor breaches of customs regulations or procedural requirements.In order to improve working methods, as well as to ensure non-discrimination, transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability of operations, the parties have agreed to take further steps toward the reduction, simplification and standardisation of data and documentation; simplify requirements and formalities wherever possible, in respect of the rapid release and clearance of goods; and provide effective, prompt, non-discriminatory and easily accessible procedures to enable the right of appeal against customs administrative actions, rulings and decisions affecting imports, exports or goods in transit.To ensure transparency, a system of binding rulings on customs matters is to be established, particularly on tariff classification and rules of origin, in accordance with rules laid down in the respective legislation of the signatories.Transparent and non-discriminatory rules are to be applied in respect of the licensing of customs brokers, as well as on the non-requirement for the mandatory use of independent customs brokers; while systems, such as those based on information technology, must be progressively developed in order to facilitate the electronic exchange of data among traders, customs administrations, and related agencies.On the benefits of the EPA, Prime Minister Bruce Golding said it would provide access to a market of 490 million people with Gross Domestic Product and per capita income of US$13 trillion and US$30,000, respectively.The Prime Minister emphasized that securing a few of those niches could provide a springboard for real sustainable economic growth and development.The fundamental principles and objectives of the EPA are defined by the Cotonou Agreement, which has replaced Lom Advertisementslast_img read more

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Spectacular new $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opens

first_imgSpectacular new $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opens World-class $400 million new WA Museum Boola Bardip officially open today50,000 people expected to visit during nine-day opening festival Free general admission for first 18 monthsMore than 3,300 jobs created during project periodThe highly anticipated WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opened today with thousands of Western Australians getting their first taste of the incredible exhibitions, experiences and stories on display in the spectacular new building.The opening ceremony was held this morning with Premier Mark McGowan and Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman opening the doors to the public for the first time.They were accompanied by hundreds of lucky ticketholders who were randomly selected by public ballot, to be the first visitors through the doors.About 7,500 people will spend about two hours each in the Museum today, enjoying the amazing new displays, looking for favorite objects, and learning more about WA’s extraordinary people and places, and their place in the world.Boola Bardip means ‘many stories’ in Whadjuk Noongar language. WA Museum Boola Bardip has been developed with a ‘People First’ approach, and its content and experiences have been informed by four Community Panels, the WA Museum Aboriginal Advisory Committee, the Whadjuk Content Working Group, and direct engagement with more than 54,000 people across WA.As well as its Aboriginal cultural materials gallery Ngalang Koort Booja Wirn, the Museum features the stories and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout.Designed and built by Managing Contractor Multiplex and international architectural consortium Hassell + OMA, WA Museum Boola Bardip integrates five renovated and revitalised heritage buildings with a spectacular new building, creating eight new permanent exhibition galleries, a 1,000sqm special exhibition gallery, life-long learning studios, and retail, café and public spaces.WA Museum Boola Bardip is a $400 million McGowan Government infrastructure project that created 3,300 jobs. It is among six national finalists for the 2020 Australian Construction Achievement Award, which showcases world-class solutions and excellence in construction projects. It won three awards at the WA Master Builders Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards 2020, including Best Government Building over $100m; Best Historic Restoration or Renovation over $100m; and Best Public Use Building over $100m.General admission to WA Museum Boola Bardip is free for everyone for the first 18 months, while admission for children under 15 years will always be free.As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:“The new WA Museum Boola Bardip is simply spectacular. I have no doubt Western Australians will be blown away by its stunning architecture and fascinating exhibits.“It is a world-class museum by any standard, and one that we can all be proud of. This is a public museum, built by Western Australians, for Western Australians, to share the extraordinary stories of this great State.“The stunning, $400 million redevelopment of the Museum precinct in the Perth Cultural Centre will have significant social and economic benefits for all Western Australians.“It will play a critical role in strategically positioning Perth as a centre for cultural excellence, and showcase Western Australia as an exciting and unique tourism destination.“This has been a major infrastructure project for the WA Government at a critical time in our economic history, creating 3,300 jobs and helping keep Western Australians employed during both a global economic downturn and a pandemic.“I congratulate everyone involved in creating this extraordinary museum that I know will delight generations of Western Australians to come.”As stated by Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:“The new WA Museum Boola Bardip will play a vital role in our community as a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for people of all ages.“The name ‘Boola Bardip’ acknowledges that the Museum sits on Whadjuk Noongar land. It honours the cultural heritage of Australia’s First Peoples, and it reflects the shared cultural heritage of the 2.65 million people who call WA home.“From the Museum’s genesis back in 1891 as a Geological Museum, through to the extraordinary achievement of today’s opening, I am thrilled the Museum is once again delighting visitors at the same place it has always stood, with the precinct’s five heritage buildings magnificently renovated and repurposed for a new era.” /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:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, architecture, Australia, Australian, building, children, community, cultural heritage, Government, infrastructure, language, Minister, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

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Statement by President Biden on Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021

first_imgStatement by President Biden on Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 The White HouseFarmworkers are vital to the wellbeing of our country and our economy. For generations, America’s farmworkers – many of whom are undocumented – have worked countless hours to feed our nation and ensure our communities are healthy and strong. This has been even more clear and crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, as farmworkers have put their lives and the lives of their loved ones on the line to ensure that families across the country have food on the table.This is why I support the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 and celebrate its passage. The Act will deliver the lawful status and better working conditions that this critical workforce deserves, as well as much needed stability for farmers, growers, and the entire agriculture industry.My Administration is ready to work with leaders on both sides of the aisle to address the needs of our essential workers, bring greater dignity and security to our agricultural sector, and finally enact the long-term solutions we need to create a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system, in addition to tackling the root causes of migration to the United States. /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:Agriculture, america, covid-19, Economy, food, Government, immigration, industry, migration, pandemic, President, security, United States, wellbeing, White House, workforcelast_img read more

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