The City jobs best for working from home

first_imgHowever when looking at the top fifth of workers least likely to be able to work from home, men make up 75 per cent of those roles, compared with 48 per cent of the whole UK workforce. The top 20 per cent of staff most likely to be able to work from home are fairly representative of the gender split in the workforce as a whole, with 49 per cent of workers in those roles being women. Only 12 of the 103 jobs in this group have a majority of women in them, which includes police community support officers, vets and radiographers. Those with higher pay packets are more likely to be able to work from home, official data revealed today, as companies begin to focus on flexible working for their staff. The median earnings of employees in the 20 per cent of the UK’s workforce most likely to be able to work from home is £19.01 per hour. In comparison, workers in the 20 per cent of jobs least likely to be adaptable to home working bring in an average of just £11.28. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed those in management, technical and administrative jobs are also in the higher rankings, given the limited amount of required face-to-face contact, physical activity or use of tools or equipment. Market towns such as Guildford and Harrogate saw a marked increase in data use as office workers avoided city centres (Getty Images) IT directors and legal professionals were among the highest earning roles with the most flexibility in where they work, bringing home £36.33 and £39.48 an hour respectively. whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionUndo Share Those in elementary occupations — including cleaners, waiting staff and security guards — together with process, plant and machine operatives, are much less likely to be able to work remotely. Wealthier workers such as actuaries, economists and statisticians are the most likely to be able to work from home, attracting an average salary of £22.94 an hour. Chief executives and senior officials, whose average earnings are £44.08 an hour, are the highest paid. Financial managers and directors (£31.38) and programmers and software development professionals (£21.97) also scored highly. Save our SMEs Emily Nicolle Top roles that are most able to work from home Market towns such as Guildford and Harrogate saw a marked increase in data use as office workers avoided city centres (Getty Images) Also Read: These are the City jobs that let you work from home These are the City jobs that let you work from home Tuesday 21 July 2020 2:16 pm Many of the remaining jobs, which are largely manual, are dominated by men: for example, only one per cent of plumbers, carpenters and joiners are women. OccupationMedian salary (hourly)1. Actuaries, economists, statisticians£22.942. IT professionals£36.333. Legal professionals£39.484. Financial and investment advisers£19.155. Chief executives, senior directors£44.086. Brokers£26.177. Project managers£24.668. Advertising and PR directors£29.299. Management consultants£21.2810. Sales and business development managers£22.42Ranked in descending order for roles most likely to work from home Before lockdown measures were implemented across the UK, approximately six per cent of the workforce worked from home. However of those surveyed this month, around 27 per cent of the UK’s workers are now working exclusively remotely. Many roles which are designated as key workers during the pandemic are the least likely to be able to work from home, including police officers, hospital staff and firefighters. Market towns such as Guildford and Harrogate saw a marked increase in data use as office workers avoided city centres (Getty Images) Also Read: These are the City jobs that let you work from home whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Meanwhile the ONS said workers based in London and the south-east are most likely to be able to work from home, largely caused by the high concentration of finance and IT jobs in the capital. 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Want a recovery that works for everyone? Fix the injustices in the tax system

first_imgToday, the One Nation Caucus, a group of Conservative MPs, is launching the first in a series of “One Nation Recovery Papers”, to set out the way forward for a recovery that works for all parts of our economy and society. I have contributed a chapter, and this is one of my key ideas.  Think about that for a second. In modern Britain, the “haves” are being subsidised by the “have-nots:. That can’t be fair — or right. How can we “clap for carers” without fixing a tax system that’s rigged in favour of a rich elite? Who on earth thinks it’s okay to give a better deal to the rich at the expense of the poor?  In short, it would prove to the nation that we really, genuinely, are “all in this together”. Low-income key workers often pay a total tax rate of 75 pence in the pound, while a protected managerial class pay about half that (Getty Images) Also Read: Want a recovery that works for everyone? Fix the injustices in the tax system Monday 27 July 2020 5:21 am Low-income key workers often pay a total tax rate of 75 pence in the pound, while a protected managerial class pay about half that (Getty Images) Even worse, it turned out that those less well-off key workers were paying much higher tax rates than the safer, white-collar professionals. Why? Because tax rates on unearned income from things like dividends on investments or rents from property portfolios are much lower than income tax, and because benefits withdrawal rates only apply to low-income households.  City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Want a recovery that works for everyone? Fix the injustices in the tax system Low-income key workers often pay a total tax rate of 75 pence in the pound, while a protected managerial class pay about half that (Getty Images) Also Read: Want a recovery that works for everyone? Fix the injustices in the tax system whatsapp If we were to return to his approach, by taxing all income the same whether it comes from benefits, work or wealth, the effects would be huge. Britain’s post-Covid, post-Brexit economy would grow faster and become massively more efficient and productive, because investment would flow to wherever it could be used best, without distortions from the tax system. The last time Britain taxed earned and investment income equally was under a Conservative government, when Nigel Lawson was chancellor. Lawson argued that taxing different types of income at different rates was nothing more than political favouritism; a taxpayer-funded subsidy for whichever side has the best Westminster lobbyists. Opinion The combined effect means that low-income key workers often pay a total tax rate of 75 pence in the pound, while a protected managerial class pay about half that. Tags: Ad blockers Tax whatsapp Crucially, we would hand low earners the same life chances and opportunities as all those well-off white-collar professionals I mentioned before. At the moment, poorer families have weaker reasons to apply for a promotion or work a few more hours of overtime, because they keep less of the extra money that they would earn if they did. Just think of the energy and drive that we’d unleash if everyone in the country had the same strong, clear incentives to work hard and do well, no matter who they are or where they’re from. Show Comments ▼ Share The lockdown shone a spotlight onto a two-speed, two-nation Britain, where better-paid white-collar professionals worked from home, while less well-off key workers had to keep travelling to work, often on crowded public transport, to do riskier jobs. Main image credit: Getty Taxes would be simpler and harder to dodge, because there would be no need or reason for all those complicated schemes to reclassify income as capital gains or dividends to avoid higher tax rates. And we would cut in-work poverty at a stroke, because less well-off families would keep more of any extra money they earnt as well.   John PenroseJohn Penrose is Conservative MP for Weston Super Mare. It’s a thoroughly Tory idea too — not just because we would be following in the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher’s chancellor, but because we’d be rewarding hard work and strivers. Making the system fairer for the “have-nots” would prove to all those Red Wall voters who supported the Conservatives for the first time in December’s General Election that we’re on their side. That we’ve got their backs. That a one-nation Conservative government will stick up for them, so they don’t get the short end of the stick each time.  High earners should not pay lower tax rates than the people who clean their offices or drive the trucks that deliver their goods. And if we believe that tax rates above about 40 per cent or 45 per cent undermine work incentives for rich people, why not for low earners too?last_img read more

1,100 appointments for Juneau’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic got booked in 25 minutes

first_imgJuneau city officials are holding their weekly COVID-19 community update at 4 p.m. today. You can watch on this post, on the City and Borough of Juneau’s Facebook page or on Zoom. The public can submit questions in advance to [email protected] of today, city officials know of 10 residents with active cases. Case numbers are trending down here and statewide.The emergency operations center reported yesterday that all 1,100 appointments for its upcoming mass vaccination event have been booked. They were all gone after 25 minutes of the system going live Monday.Share this story: Coronavirus | Juneau | Local Government1,100 appointments for Juneau’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic got booked in 25 minutesJanuary 12, 2021 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:Update | 5:44 p.m.Capital City Fire/Rescue paramedic Lily Kincaid injects firefighter/EMT Pete Ostman with a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at the downtown station in Juneau on Dec. 17, 2020. Osman used to be in Army, which he says turned him into a “pincushion” with various shots before deployments. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)All 1,100 appointments for this weekend’s mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Juneau are booked.“All of the vaccine slots were filled within 25 minutes of opening,” said Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove. The booking system went live at noon Monday.It got mixed feedback from two of Juneau’s elected officials on Monday night.“It’s been really, really really hard, and very frustrating, and people are very happy with the work the CBJ’s been doing,” Assembly member Michelle Hale said to city staff at the end of a committee meeting. “So I just can’t thank you enough. Every single person that gets that vaccine brings us one step closer. So thank you.”“Ms. Hale, I’m going to need your help,” Assembly member Loren Jones replied with a chuckle. “‘Cause I’ve failed twice. … Still no appointments.”Vaccine eligibility is limited  mainly to people age 65 and up, like Jones, or frontline health care workers.In city officials’ weekly COVID-19 community update on Tuesday, City Manager Rorie Watt apologized for the frustration. He also said he appreciated that the community wants to get vaccinated.“So some communities are struggling with the question of, ‘How do we convince people to get vaccinated?’” Watt said. “And we don’t have that problem here. I think Juneau’s been really receptive to the science and the public health.”Watt said city staff hope to schedule more mass vaccination events.As of today, city officials know of 10 residents with active cases. Case numbers are trending down here and statewide. City officials lowered the local risk level and community restrictions one notch on Monday.Original story | 4:01 p.m.last_img read more

Amazon sales up at year end

first_img Express KCS Amazon sales up at year end Read This NextYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof ONLINE retailer Amazon saw income drop to $214m (£142m) in the fourth quarter of 2014, from $239m in 2013, despite sales increasing by 15 per cent to $29.33bn.Sales are expected to be lower in the first quarter of 2015, at between $20.9bn and $22.9bn, and the firm said it could make a loss of up to $450m, compared with an operating income of $146m in 2014. Amazon said its guidance included around $450m for stock-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets. whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Thursday 29 January 2015 9:12 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

News / ‘Cold ironing’ can reduce emissions at UK ports, but government must help

first_imgA cold ironing unit. (Picture courtesy of Cavotec) By Gavin van Marle 02/03/2021 The UK ports industry has called on the government to help it reduce carbon emissions at port facilities by building up infrastructure to deliver shore power to ships at berth.For years, ports around the world have looked at how to provide shore power to ships at berth – known as cold ironing – an initiative first pioneered in Los Angeles’ West Basin Container Terminal in 2004, as the city struggled to contain the smog that regularly engulfed it.Providing shore power means vessels can switch off diesel-fuelled generators while in port, and governments around the world have supported cold ironing infrastructure projects at ports – except in the UK, where this is noticeably absent, says the author of a new report, Barriers and Solutions for UK Shore Power.Simon Bullock, lead researcher on the report from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester, said: “Many European governments have strong policy support for their ports to deploy shore-power. The UK does not – the imminent ‘Transport Decarbonisation’ would be the ideal way to rectify this.”The UK’s Department for Transport is in the midst of developing its Transportation Decarbonisation Plan, part of the country’s efforts to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets.However, should the government decide cold ironing needs to be part of that plan, the report suggests it will need to support it through a variety of measures, including: setting up an investment fund to support the development of shorepower projects by 2025; reducing electricity taxation for shore-power, “to allow it to compete fairly with marine diesel oil, as is the case in some competitor nations”; introducing zero-emission regulations for vessels in port; and “a commitment to enabling wider port electrification and smart grids through changes to electricity network planning and regulation”.The report adds: “Shore-power projects are difficult and expensive, with few if any going ahead worldwide without government support. And ports are often constrained by lack of energy network capacity in their area– and complex regulation of the energy system.”Tim Morris, CEO of UK Major Ports Group, explained: “Ports and the maritime sector are committed to reducing emissions and playing their crucial role in a net zero future for the UK. Today’s research shows the hunger from industry to increase electrification of its activities.“We as industry know we have more to do, but government has an essential enabling role to play. It needs to back its ambition and targets with investment support and improvements to the energy system.”last_img read more

Leaflets Issue Is another Strategy

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Leaflets Issue Is another Strategy Facebook Twitter By Yang Jung A – 2008.11.21 4:35pm North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News News SHAREcenter_img News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Lee Dong Bok, representative of the North Korean Democratization Forum and a former envoy to official meetings with North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s, points out that, “North Korea’s associating of the Kaesong Industrial Complex with spreading leaflets to North Korea has nothing to do with inter-Korean relations.”Lee stated his beliefs on a recent radio program by the Peace Broadcasting Company, saying that, “It should not be acceptable that North Korea can threaten relations with the South due to these two irrelevant issues. The Southern administration should say and do things according to its appreciation of the North’s acts, rather than react to threats and menaces.” Regarding the opinion that North Korea was reacting genuinely against the scattering of leaflets within the North, Lee believes that, “According to my experience of meetings with the North, I don’t think so. North Korea is utilizing this issue as a strategy; to obtain gains and concession from the South by threatening the Southern administration.” As regards the North warning the South that inter-Korean relations could “cross the Rubicon,” Lee said that, “There is nothing to cross the Rubicon about, because everything happening in the relations between the South and the North is carried out and achieved according to each other’s convenience and potential benefit. Therefore, whatever a country does as a countermeasure against the other side, it won’t go the limit.” He emphasized that, “North Korea has already become used to controlling the South the way it wants in inter-Korean talks, so it can now insist on having its own way. Although some retreat would garner results temporarily, the South’s administration needs to move the policy in the right direction to address fundamental North-South relations at this time.”“The problem is that the South Korean administration explained to the people that the Kaesong Industrial Complex was running well. Now is the time to fix and order it, because actually there are so many mistakes accumulated there,” he replied to the question on a possibility of suspension of the Kaesong Complex. “Such projects should happen. But if both do not act in an upright way, there will not be any advantages for either. If North Korea chooses to act strongly over the Kaesong Complex, we had best use it as a good chance to fix some operational mistakes. For example, “In order to improve the labor productivity of North Korean workers, North Korea should allow them to work there for a long term,” he explained. Unless North Korea corrects such difficulties, the productivity of the enterprises cannot increase. Such a situation could be harmful for the enterprises, he concluded. AvatarYang Jung A last_img read more

NSW latest coronavirus data as at 19 December

first_imgNSW latest coronavirus data as at 19 December NSW recorded 23 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and an additional seven cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.From 5pm today, public health orders will enforce the stay at home advisory previously issued. This will require the closing of hospitality venues and function centres in the Northern Beaches LGA, until 11.59pm on Wednesday (subject to health advice), with the exception of takeaways. Gyms and places of worship will also close.All residents of the Northern Beaches LGA will be required to stay at home, unless permitted to leave for certain reasons, such as essential shopping, exercise and medical care. The full list of circumstances will be listed in the published order.People are not permitted to enter the Northern Beaches LGA unless these reasons apply.NSW Health can advise there are now 38 cases associated with the Avalon cluster, as of 8pm last night.NSW Health is calling on several hundred people who attended Avalon gym Anytime Fitness to take urgent action, get tested and isolate immediately until further advice is provided by NSW Health. A known case of COVID-19 attended Anytime Fitness on Avalon Parade in Avalon over several days while infectious. A number of people who attended this gym will be identified as close contacts and will be required to isolate for 14 days.The total number of cases in NSW is 4,523 since the beginning of the pandemic.Of the new cases to 8pm last night:21 cases are locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster (Avalon)Two cases are local acquired with their source under investigationSeven were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantineOf the 38 cases in the Avalon cluster, 15 cases are linked to the Avalon RSL, 23 cases are linked to the Avalon Bowling Club, and several cases attended both venues.The remaining two new locally acquired cases reported in today’s numbers are of Northern Beaches residents whose infection source and potential links to other cases remain under investigation.NSW Health announced yesterday a NSW resident whose COVID-19 infection was diagnosed in Queensland was excluded from the NSW count. Following conversations with Queensland, this case will be counted as a NSW case, and is now included in today’s numbers.Further venues of concern have been identified in relation to these cases. Anyone who travelled on the following bus routes is considered a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result:Route B1-1, 14 December, Departing Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd 6.55am, arriving Wynyard Station, York Street Stand M, 7.50amRoute B1-2, 14 December, Departing Wynyard Station Stand B 5.45pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 6.40pmRoute B1-1, 15 December, Departing Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd 6.35am, arriving Wynyard Station Stand M, 7.35amRoute B1-2, 15 December, Departing Wynyard Station Stand B 5.25pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 6.20pmRoute B1-1, 16 December 2020, Departing Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, arriving Wynyard Station Stand M, 7.35amRoute B1-2, 16 December 2020, Departing Wynyard Station Stand B 4.45pm, arriving Warriewood BLine, Pittwater Rd, 5.30pmAnyone who attended the following venue at the below times, is considered a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result:Nick Scali at SuperCentre, 4/6 Niangala Cl, Belrose, 16 December, 10am -5.30pmA known case of COVID-19 attended Anytime Fitness on Avalon Parade in Avalon over several days while infectious. A number of people who attended this gym will be identified as close contacts and will be required to isolate for 14 days.These days were:Saturday 12 DecemberFriday 11 DecemberTuesday 8 DecemberMonday 7 DecemberSunday 6 DecemberNSW Health has updated advice for people who have visited the following shopping malls. People are considered casual contacts, and should monitor for symptoms, and isolate and get tested if symptoms develop:Cronulla Mall, 15 December, 8-9pm and 16 December 11am-12pmWestfield Bondi Junction, 15 December, 1-2.30pmAnyone in the Northern Beaches LGA has been asked to wear a mask when indoors until at least Monday, except in your own home.To assist with contact tracing and reducing the spread of the virus, Northern Beaches residents have been asked to stay home as much as possible over the weekend.This includes working from home where possible, not visiting friends or family in aged care facilities or hospitals unless essential, avoiding unnecessary gatherings and high-risk venues such as clubs, restaurants, places or worships and gyms, and avoiding unnecessary travel outside of or to the Northern Beaches area.Businesses are urged to ensure full compliance with their COVID-Safe plans, including ensuring appropriate electronic recording of patrons’ contact details.Many Northern Beaches locations have been added to the list of venues of concern visited by confirmed cases in recent days. The complete list of these venues are available on the NSW Government website www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19NSW Health has already seen an excellent response from the Northern Beaches community for testing, but it is absolutely vital everyone comes forward for testing isolates immediately if they have even the slightest of symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, fever, sore throat or runny nose.To increase testing options for the Northern Beaches community, new pop-up clinics have been opened this week, there are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.To help stop the spread of COVID-19:If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.Wear a mask when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should also sit in the back.NSW Health is treating 69 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care. Most cases (96 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.Likely source of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW Likely source of infection Cases past 24 hours*Cases past 7 days**All casesOverseas7322,522Interstate0090Locally acquired – linked to known case or cluster21381,475Locally acquired – no links to known case or cluster00433Locally acquired – investigation ongoing233Under initial investigation000 Total 30 73 4,523Note: Case counts reported for a particular day may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review. *notified from 8pm 17 December 2020 to 8pm 18 December 2020 **from 8pm 12 December 2020 to 8pm 18 December 2020Returned travellers in hotel quarantine to date Since 29 March 2020 CountSymptomatic travellers tested 8,021Found positive 166 Since 30 June 2020 CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 2 59,380Found positive349 Since 15 May 2020 CountAsymptomatic travellers screened at day 1071,619Found positive163Video updateToday’s press conference will be uploaded here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/press-conferences.aspx /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:aged care, Australia, Avalon, community, conference, coronavirus, covid-19, Cronulla, Government, headache, health, healthcare, infection, investigation, NSW, public health, Queensland, Wynyard, Yorklast_img read more

Deputy Premier puts call out for big business to go regional

first_imgDeputy Premier puts call out for big business to go regional Deputy PremierCorporations and companies wanting to tap into a wider pool of skilled workers and lower their operating costs will be able to benefit from expert NSW Government advice about setting up shop in regional NSW.Deputy Premier John Barilaro today announced a new NSW Government concierge service to help companies develop business plans and provide practical advice about establishing jobs, offices and headquarters in regional towns and cities.Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government has led the way announcing public sector jobs will be advertised statewide with ‘regional location encouraged’ and now he is calling on big business to follow suit.“One of the principles of good business is ‘location, location, location’, but in the COVID world the secret to success is relocation, relocation, relocation, to regional NSW, giving companies access to a wider field of skilled workers and reduced operating costs,” Mr Barilaro said.“This month the NSW Government launched the 20-Year Economic Vision for regional NSW, and announced that public sector jobs will now be advertised in every corner of the state and I am calling on corporates to share in the benefits by establishing themselves in rural towns.“The new Department of Regional NSW concierge service will provide companies considering relocating with the benefit of expert local advice, recommend ideally suited towns, identify available office space and support the development of business plans that capitalise on the advantages of setting up in the bush.“Regional NSW is ideally suited for large banks, finance, technology and telecommunication companies considering long-term plans for their workforce.“Thousands of workers and the advanced manufacturing industry already know regional cities and towns are NSW’s best kept secret, with a more relaxed lifestyle, shorter commuting times, wide open spaces and cheaper property prices.“This is about building a safer and stronger regional NSW, creating jobs for locals and enabling big business and corporates to flourish in the regions.”The NSW Government launched the $100m Regional Job Creation Fund in October last year to provide businesses with the money they need to fast track relocation and expansion plans into regional NSW, to create jobs and stimulate the local economy.Further details about the new concierge service will be announced soon. /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:advanced manufacturing, Australia, building, business, Economy, finance, Government, industry, money, New South Wales, NSW, Premier, property, property prices, space, technology, workforce, worldlast_img read more

Public invited to hearings on possible annexation vote for city and fire district

Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Public invited to hearings on possible annexation vote for city and fire districtPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, September 19, 2019in: Newsshare 0 Battle Ground and Fire District 3 have been discussing the possibility of annexation for a year BATTLE GROUND — Three public hearings are scheduled where the city of Battle Ground will discuss the possibility of annexing to Clark County Fire District 3. The public is invited to attend and comment on a ballot measure proposed for the Feb. 11, 2020 Special Election. Voters in both the city and fire district must approve annexation for it to go forward.Battle Ground is the only city in the area that contracts for emergency services. Photo by Chris BrownBattle Ground is the only city in the area that contracts for emergency services. Photo by Chris BrownBattle Ground is holding two public hearings on Oct. 7 and 21 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 109 SW 1st Street. Fire District 3 is holding its public hearing on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at 17718 NE 159th Street, Brush Prairie. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and provide comment at any or all of the meetings.Battle Ground and Fire District 3 have been discussing the possibility of annexation for a year. The city contracts for fire and EMS with Fire District 3. Call volumes have increased to the point that costs to provide service are impacting the city’s ability to provide others such as police, roads, parks, and community programs. Specifically, the current fire services contract is $1.35 of the city’s $1.37 per $1,000 general property tax levy. The fire services contract would exceed the city’s general property tax levy in 2021.Battle Ground is the only city in the area that contracts for emergency services. A contract is short-term and, because of its temporary nature, prevents the fire district from being able to invest in long-term operational and capital items. City officials claim the city is unable to fund these needs on its own.Both the Battle Ground City Council and Board of Fire Commissioners must approve a resolution to place annexation on the ballot for voter approval in both jurisdictions. If voters approve annexation, the city would reduce its utility tax for water, sewer and stormwater for property owners and renters. Proponents of the annexation claim this would offset the cost of the new fire levy for city property owners by 30 percent. If annexation is approved, the fire levy rate will not change for fire district residents according to Fire District 3 officials. All property owners will pay the same projected rate of $1.30 per $1,000 of assessed value. City residents also would be able to vote on fire district issues such as commissioners, levies, and bonds, which they currently can’t do. More information can be found on the city’s website at https://www.cityofbg.org/470/Fire-Emergency-Medical-Services.Those with additional questions are encouraged to email Chief Scott Sorenson ([email protected]) or City Manager Erin Erdman ([email protected]).About Clark County Fire District 3Clark County Fire District 3 provides fire suppression and emergency medical service to 40,000 people over 90 square miles, including the city of Battle Ground. Forty-five full-time and 13 volunteer emergency personnel responded to 4,221 calls in 2018 – 5.3 percent higher than the previous year. We live by our core values of professionalism, safety, teamwork, integrity, and community.  More information on Fire District 3 can be found on its website www.fire3.org.Information provided by Clark County Fire District 3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Members of Battle Ground City Council vote in a pay increase Next : 3A GSHL football notes: Prairie Falcons off to fast startAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments guestLabel read more

Students in Focus: Snowboarding medalist does a 180 to chill on University Hill

first_imgShare Share via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via TwitterShare via E-mailShare via Google Plus By Christie Sounart • Published: June 1, 2018 Snowboarder Arielle Gold won a medal at the Olympics in February. This summer, you might see her around campus. Photo by Getty Images/Cameron Spencer (top)/Courtesy Arielle Gold  Issue: Summer 2018 Categories:ProfileAthleticsTags:OlympicsSnow “I wanted to be a vet before I wanted to be a snowboarder,” she said.  Gold, who rode her first horse at age 2, is most interested in equestrian medicine, but sees herself taking care of other animals, too, including her dream patient: A white tiger. “Tigers in general are some of my favorite animals because of how fierce they are,” she said. “I used to have a tiger jacket several years ago that I loved, then my dad bought me a newer one this winter that is closer to a white tiger. [It] makes me feel like I’m channeling the energy of a tiger!” When the time for snowboarding ends, the Colorado Buffalo might even try life as a Ram, should Gold make a match with Colorado State University’s renowned veterinary school.“Arielle has always loved animals, all animals,” said her father. “She’s been particularly involved in rescuing dogs who are in kill shelters, and she’s fostered and found homes for 12 dogs, I believe, so far… I think her experience as an elite athlete, with all that is required to achieve those results, will serve her well in becoming a vet, and in being a great one.”For now, Arielle is taking things one season at a time. Summer 2018 means Rush Bowls on The Hill, a psychology or writing class at CU, and, especially, downtime with her Boulder friends. Said Gold: “They knew me as a person before they knew me as a snowboarder.” This summer she also expects to take classes on campus at CU, a rare treat for the newly minted Olympic medalist. “I love sitting in a classroom and learning in person,” said Gold, 22, a globetrotting junior who’s completed most of her CU Boulder classes (and three years of high school) online, allowing her the flexibility to study, train and compete on the world stage.A professional snowboarder since age 13, Gold already has invested nearly a decade of work in her craft. It paid off in February with a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She’s the university’s first current student to win an Olympic medal, one of 13 other Buff medal winners and among more than 85 Buffs to have competed in the Olympic Games. With three X Games medals — in 2013, 2016 and 2018 — and a 2013 World Championships gold medal, Gold’s bronze in Pyeongchang brought her a new sense of accomplishment. In the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she’d dislocated her shoulder in a training run, promptly ending her shot at a medal before she could try for one.Arielle Gold Fast FactsAge: 22Height: 5’4”Sport: Snowboarding (halfpipe)Olympic Medal: Bronze, Pyeongchang, 2018 Top Pump-Up Song: “8 Mile” by Eminem Favorite Training Spot: Laax, SwitzerlandPre-Competition Ritual: Eat a full meal and listen to music  Pre-Workout Meal: Oats with almond milk and almond butterFavorite Trick: Michalchuk (pronounced “Mi-kal-chuck”), a slow halfpipe backflip Role Models: Fellow Olympians Taylor Gold (her brother) and gold medalist Kelly ClarkThe injury, coupled with extreme emotional pressure, challenged her immensely for the next couple of years. With the help of a sports psychologist and a huge amount of training, she set her sights on the 2018 Olympics.  “For the past year, 90 percent of my thought process was about snowboarding,” said Gold, who grew up in Steamboat and lives there part-time in the off-season. “I was visualizing everything and doing everything I could physically and mentally to be ready.”  In Pyeongchang, winning a place on the podium came down to the last of three runs. She’d fallen on the first and earned a low score on the second. In between, Gold called her brother from the mountain to vent and refocus. Taylor Gold, also a professional snowboarder, was watching from Colorado.“I mostly just told her how good her riding was looking, and any small adjustments or ideas I thought could help her put her run down,” said Taylor, 24, who competed in the 2014 Olympics in the halfpipe. During her final run, Gold blasted Eminem’s “8 Mile” and threw down an early 1080, a tough three-rotation trick she’d only landed about a dozen times.“I tried to think about laying it all out there,” she said. “Taylor said I just have to go for it — I didn’t want to have any regrets about holding back.”After an excruciatingly long wait — 11 riders followed Gold’s final run — she emerged with the bronze. American Chloe Kim took gold and China’s Jiayu Liu silver. “When we knew she had actually won the bronze, my wife and I just collapsed in each other’s arms sobbing tears of joy for Arielle,” said Gold’s father, Ken Gold, who watched from the stands in Pyeongchang. “The fairytale actually came true.”After the competition, an ecstatic Gold stayed in South Korea for about two weeks to watch the rest of the Olympics. One evening, she took five of the gold-medal-winning U.S. women’s hockey players to the slopes for some nighttime snowboarding. “For some of them it was their first time,” said Gold. “I told them they were better than I was my first time.” Soon after returning to the U.S., Gold dislocated her shoulder in her final competition of the season, the early-March Burton U.S. Open in Vail. She took it in stride, tweeting, “Dislocated my shoulder, bruised my sternum and destroyed all the nerves in my left butt cheek, but other than that we cool. #thriving.”Gold plans to return to competition later this year with an eye on another Olympic appearance.Ultimately, she aspires to become a veterinarian.  If it’s summertime, Arielle Gold (Psych’20) is living like a true Boulderite.  She shares a house on The Hill with fellow students. She picks up shifts at a nearby smoothie shop, Rush Bowls, where she chats with customers and dines on as many peanut butter bowls as she pleases. She spends time with her horse, Sparky, during visits home to Steamboat Springs. And she keeps fit. I didn’t want to have any regrets about holding back.”center_img At A Glance: CU Boulder’s Winter Olympians Six CU student athletes and alumni represented the Colorado Buffaloes at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, which begin Feb. 9 and ended on Feb. 25. 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