Project secures southside’s sewerage network for years to come

first_imgProject secures southside’s sewerage network for years to come Contractors have worked around 250,000 hours to complete a major pipeline project that is reducing pressure on Townsville’s sewerage network.The $30 million Southern Suburbs Rising Main project catered for anticipated population growth for the next 30 years and supports Townsville University Hospital, Lavarack Barracks and James Cook University.Mayor Jenny Hill said the project made an important contribution to the city’s long-term infrastructure.“Contractors on this project have worked about a quarter of a million hours to improve our extensive sewer network,” Cr Hill said.“Crews have laid more than 13 kilometres of pipeline for the Southern Suburbs Rising Main, starting at the Yolanda Drive pump station in Annandale and extending to the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant.“Council crews and contractors have done an amazing job – Newlands, BMD and the RMS/GNM joint venture have really delivered a great outcome.“The project supported 48 jobs and had significant flow-on effects, supporting a further 180 jobs through suppliers and subcontractors.”The Queensland Government provided $5 million in funding for the Southern Suburbs Rising Main through its Building our Regions program.Member for Mundingburra Les Walker said it was important to see vital infrastructure upgraded.“This project will support Townsville’s growth into the future,” he said.“It was an important investment by the Palaszczuk Government in the city’s future but also it helped created important jobs which is what we are laser focused on.”Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairperson Russ Cook said ongoing benefits would flow from the project.“Apprentices play an important role in major projects and Southern Suburbs Rising Main has been a great training ground,” Cr Cook said.“Sixteen thousand (16,000) training hours were logged on the project, so it has been a terrific investment in jobs growth and long-term infrastructure for the hospital, Lavarack Barracks and the university.” /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:building, council, future, Government, hospital, infrastructure, Investment, James Cook University, Palaszczuk, pipeline, project, QLD, Queensland, southern, southern suburbs, Townsville, Townsville City Council, universitylast_img read more

Vertu shutters UK operations

first_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Mobile Mix: IFA gets interactive LG sues TCL over LTE patents TCL eyes value sector with CES duo, teases 2021 range AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 JUL 2017 Tags TCLVertu Relatedcenter_img Devices Boutique smartphone maker Vertu’s UK manufacturing operation will be shut down, putting 200 people out of a job, Financial Times (FT) reported, just four months after it was sold to a member of an “exiled and secretive Turkish business dynasty” in a deal worth $50 million.Attempts by the new owner to buy the company out of administration failed, FT reported, as have attempts to resuscitate the business by cutting the price of its non-customised handsets from £10,000 and above, to between £4,000 and £7,000.In March, Baferton, a Cyprus-registered company, acquired the Vertu business from previous owner, China-based Godin Holdings.Baferton was funded by Hakan Uzan, part of a Turkish family with some history in the mobile industry.Uzan will keep the Vertu brand, technology and design licences, and plans to rebuild company, FT said.Vertu was rumoured to be on the brink of administration in 2016. The company failed to file its 2015 accounts and, after the acquisition was complete, Uzan reportedly discovered it had an accounting deficit of £128 million.The manufacturing arm was placed into administration before Uzan tried to buy back the business for £1.9 million.News of the demise of the UK manufacturing arm comes a matter of weeks after Vertu agreed a deal with smartphone maker TCL, covering the use of “advanced and innovative technology” from the Chinese company for “30,000 handcrafted Vertu phones”, to be produced at the UK plant.With an entry selling price of £7,500, more than 500,000 devices have been sold by Vertu since its first unit shipped in 2002. It counts more than 225,000 registered users.The company was set up in 1998, when it was part of Nokia, before being sold to private equity company EQT in 2012 and then to Godin three years later. HomeDevicesNews Vertu shutters UK operations Saleha Riaz Previous ArticleGrowth of personal assistant apps “spotty and sluggish”Next ArticleWBA chief says Wi-Fi key to affordable connectivity Authorlast_img read more

First Washington presents plans for Mission Road Antique Mall site, but commission wants changes before voting

first_imgThe owners of Corinth Square this week presented a design concept for the former Mission Road Antique Mall site that includes two new retail buildings.Two months after demolition crews began clearing the site of the former Mission Road Antique Mall building, the owner of the Corinth shopping center has presented plans to the city of Prairie Village for new commercial buildings.Dubbed “Corinth Quarter” in the site plan documents submitted for consideration by the planning commission, the proposal by First Washington Realty calls for the construction of two new retail structures that would sit roughly on the footprint of the antique mall building. Additionally, the project calls for the reconstruction of much of the structure just north of the antique mall site that currently houses Paolini Garment Company. The portion of that structure that houses First Watch would remain intact.The smaller of the two new buildings would be 6,350 square feet. The larger would be 9,100 square feet. The structure to replace the existing building to the north would be 9,965 square feet. Here’s a look at the proposed site plan overlayed on the existing site configuration:However, the plan will have to come back before the commission before it could get voted on for approval. At Tuesday’s meeting, the planning commission voted 4-1 to table the site plan until August to give First Washington time to develop a more robust landscaping plan for the project. Commissioners also asked the company to consider adjustments to the exterior design and building materials so that the aesthetic was more cohesive with the surrounding area.If approved, the project would be eligible for reimbursements to the developer under the terms of the community improvement district agreements approved by the Prairie Village city council back in 2010. The agreements increased the sales tax rates at the Village Shops and Corinth Square by 1%.Correction: The original version of this story indicated that the plan would be advanced from the planning commission to the city council for approval. Site plan applications do not require council approval.last_img read more

Palm Beach County Youth Services to Sponsor “Birth to 22” Business…

first_imgPalm Beach County Youth Services Department is joining the United Way of Palm Beach County, Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County, PNC Bank and Florida Power & Light (FPL) to host a business leaders breakfast on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 7:30 to 10 a.m.  The event will take place at the Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. The event’s theme, “Palm Beach County Children: Our Most Promising Startups,” is in support of the “Birth to 22:  United for Brighter Futures” initiative. Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Campbell Soup Foundation President/CEO Kim Fremont Fortunato who will highlight multiple ways that the Campbell Soup Company supports community well-being and youth empowerment in locations across the country where its employees live and work.The panelists include Inner City Innovators Founder Ricky Aiken, FPL Public and Community Engagement Director Thomas Bean, the Hilton Garden Inn Director of Sales and Marketing Jason DelGrosso, PNC Bank Client and Community Relations Director Kim Reckley and Business Development Board of Palm Beach County President/CEO Kelly Smallridge.  The panel moderator will be Florida Chamber Foundation Executive Vice President Tony Carvajal. “The businesses currently supporting ‘Birth to 22’ add an invaluable dimension to our collective impact efforts,” said Tammy Fields, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department director. “Many view their participation as a sound investment made today—for compounded returns tomorrow,” she added.Proceeds of the event will benefit two area organizations that empower youth to succeed.  Achieve Palm Beach County focuses on ensuring that county students have access and success through post-secondary training and college degrees.  Inner City Innovators, Inc. works to inspire and empower inner city youth to embody the change they want to see in their community. The organization strives to give youth the example and platform they need to take the safety of their own communities into their hands.This event coincides with the seventh annual national “Ready by 21” conference being held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, April 18 to 20, 2018.  For information, visit For more information about “Birth to 22:  United for Brighter Futures,” visit read more

PSG launch crowdfunding platform to fight coronavirus

first_imgParis St-Germain (PSG) on Wednesday said the club was launching a crowdfundng platform to help the local hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak.The French champions called on the PSG family to contribute.“By opening a crowdfunding platform… Paris St-Germain (PSG) is keeping the solidarity momentum toward the caregivers of the Paris and Ile de France (region) hospitals, the volunteers and beneficiaries of the Secours Populaire… and Action against Hunger.“The club is calling on the whole PSG family to contribute,” the Ligue 1 club said.PSG, who have already raised 200,000 euros (217,240 dollars) by selling a `Tous Unis’ (All United) jersey, said the club would announce new solidarity measures in the coming days.On Tuesday, sports daily L’Equipe reported that a French League working group had been discussing wage cuts for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 players.But the newspaper said that no final decision had been made yet.No fewer than 100,000 have been infected, and more than 10,000 have died from the coronavirus in France, where citizens have been confined at home since March 17.last_img

N. Dakota St. tops Denver, advances in Summit tourney, 61-50

first_imgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A.J. Jacobson played all 40 minutes and scored a career-high 23 to help second-seeded North Dakota State beat No. 7 seed Denver 61-50 in the quarterfinals of the Summit League tournament Saturday night.Lawrence Alexander added 12 points and seven rebounds for North Dakota State (21-9), which will play in the semifinals on Monday against the winner of Sunday’s quarterfinal game between No. 3 seed Oral Roberts and sixth-seeded IUPUI.Denver (12-18) took a 27-23 advantage into halftime and Brett Olson’s free throws less than a minute into the second half made it a six-point game.Jacobson scored 14 from there, including eight during a 17-3 run which gave the Bison a 40-32 lead with 11:50 left.The Pioneers, who missed their first nine field goals and shot just 24 percent (6 of 24) in the second, trailed the rest of the way.Brett Olson led Denver with 24 points.last_img read more