Infrastructure Australia to focus on highest-priority projects for nation’s economic recovery

first_imgInfrastructure Australia to focus on highest-priority projects for nation’s economic recovery National Cabinet has agreed that Infrastructure Australia will now evaluate project proposals which require more than $250 million in Commonwealth funding – an increase from the previous threshold of $100 million.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the move will better focus Infrastructure Australia’s business case evaluation process on the key projects to help rebuild our economy and support jobs into the future.“This change is something all States and Territories have been advocating for and will improve the efficiency of infrastructure decision-making and delivery,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.“These changes will take effect from 1 January 2021 onwards and will support our infrastructure-led recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.“This is about making sure the national infrastructure advisory body is looking at the most nationally significant job-creating infrastructure priorities across the country in order to lay the foundations for economic recovery.“October’s Federal Budget brought our pipeline of transport infrastructure investment to a record $110 billion, with thousands of job-creating infrastructure projects large and small rolling out in every part of Australia.“Refocusing Infrastructure Australia’s independent advice to government toward projects receiving over $250 million in Australian Government funding is an important step to accelerate delivery of projects nationwide that are critical for jobs, freight efficiency and road safety.“At the same time, the Government is committing to maintaining the transparency and quality of IA’s advice on the biggest, most significant proposed investments.“Projects falling under the revised assessment threshold will continue to go through all other State and Federal approval processes.”Infrastructure Australia Chair Julieannne Alroe said IA supports efforts to improve the efficiency of infrastructure decision-making and delivery.“We will focus our rigorous advice on Australia’s most nationally significant proposals with long-term productivity and community benefits,” Ms Alroe said.“The Infrastructure Australia Assessment Framework and our business case evaluation process will continue to support robust, evidence-based decision-making.“Infrastructure Australia will continue to take a leading role in streamlining and harmonising assessment processes and work closely with national, state and territory infrastructure advisory bodies to support the timely delivery of infrastructure projects.”IA’s Infrastructure Priority List is available at /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:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, business, commonwealth, community, covid-19, Deputy Prime Minister, efficiency, Federal, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Prime Minister, regional development, Transportlast_img read more

$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities

first_imgRelated$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities $100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities InformationOctober 14, 2010 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Related$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilitiescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, has announced that over $100 million has been set aside in this year’s budget for activities aimed at further empowering persons with disabilities.Making his contribution to the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Oct. 12), Minister Charles informed that of the sum allotted, $15 million will go toward grants to the various voluntary organisations providing a variety of services for persons with disabilities.Another $10 million have been allocated for grants to help disabled persons start their own small businesses, while additional resources will go towards skills training.Minister Charles said that persons with disabilities represent an integral part of the labour force, many of whom have developed a wide range of competencies. He noted that the Ministry has been working to further assist them, particularly in terms of income tax exemptions.“Each year, the Ministry has afforded employed persons with various levels of disabilities, the accommodation for income tax exemption. In 2009, 95 persons were granted income tax exemptions and 57 persons for this year, to date. This includes all categories of workers,” he informed.In addition, the Abilities Foundation has strengthened its programme of vocational training for persons with disabilities to prepare them for the labour market, Minister Charles further informed, noting that more than 100 persons with disabilities are currently pursuing HEART Trust/NTA training courses at the Foundation. Advertisementslast_img read more

Assistant/Tech/Specialist I/II/III, Veterinary (Equine)

first_img* Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?YesNo Position DetailsRequisition NumberS759PHome Org NameClinical SciencesDivision NameCollege of Veterinary MedicinePosition TitleAssistant/Tech/Specialist I/II/III, Veterinary (Equine)Job Class CodeIC12 (A-C)Appointment StatusFull-timePart-time FTELimited TermNoLimited Term LengthJob SummaryThis position is Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Someflexibility will be required as schedule may involve working beyond5:00 p.m., some weekends, and/or holidays.The individual in this position will performs various animal healthcare duties and medical tests for the care and treatment ofanimals.Essential FunctionsThe individual selected for this position will work directly withthe Equine Internal Medicine service.Organizes, cleans, stocks, and prepares treatment rooms forexamination of animals, and holds or restrains animals duringexamination, treatment, or inoculation.Administers injections, anesthesia, serums, vaccines, andtreatments to animals, including tasks such as dressing wounds,cleaning teeth, and taking vital signs of animals under thedirection of a veterinarian.Performs laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis and treatmentof animal health problems.Cares for and monitors the condition of animals before, during,and/or after surgery.Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing andassists with research projects.Performs emergency first aid, such as emergency resuscitation orother life saving procedures.Assists with student instruction programs through preparation ofmaterials, observing, monitoring and/or grading tasks, andpresenting orientation and procedures briefings.May triage phone calls from referring veterinarians/clients as wellas schedule appointments for diagnostic procedures under thedirection of a veterinarianMay fill prescriptions, measure medications, and labelcontainers.May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks toothers. May provide input to performance reviews of otheremployeesEducation LevelAssociates degreeField of StudyAssociates degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field thatqualifies an individual to obtain national certification. Indicatededucation is required; no substitutions allowed.Years of ExperienceNo experience for entry levelArea of ExperienceExperience in Veterinary Technology or in the care and comfort ofanimalsRequirements for Additional Job LevelsDepending on the combination of education and experience, selectedcandidates may be hired as an Veterinary Assistant, Technician, orSpecialist, and assigned Levels I, II or III .Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Assistant requires:1. High school diploma or equivalent for Level I, and two (2) yearsof experience for Level II, or four (4) years of experience forLevel III, including at least two (2) years at the preceding levelor equivalent.Salary range: determined by eligibility for Level I, II, IIIConsideration for entry-level Veterinary Technician requires:1. Associate’s degree in a technical or scientific field related tothe area of assignment. Level II requires Associate’s degree plustwo (2) years of experience. Level III requires Associate’s degreeplus four (4) years of experience, with at least two (2) years atthe preceding level or equivalent.2. Active license with the Alabama State Board of VeterinaryMedicine as a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements tobecome licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician NationalExam ( VTNE ). Veterinary Technician certification or license mustbe obtained within 6 months of employment.Salary range: determined by eligibility for Level I, II orIIIConsideration for entry-level Veterinary Specialist requires:1. Associate’s degree in a technical or scientific field related toarea of assignment plus three (3) years of experience. Level IIrequires an Associates degree plus four (4) years of experience,with at least one (1) year at the preceding level or equivalent.Level III requires an Associate’s degree plus six (6) years ofexperience with at least two (2) years at the preceding level orequivalent.2. Active license with the Alabama State Board of VeterinaryMedicine as a Veterinary Technician Veterinary TechnicianCertification having passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam( VTNE ); Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency andCritical Care ~ VTS ( ECC ) as designated by Academy of VeterinaryEmergency & Critical Care Technicians ( AVECCT ).Salary range: determined by eligibility for Level I, II, orIIIEducation LevelField of StudyYears of ExperienceArea of ExperienceRequirements for Additional Job LevelsMinimum Skills and AbilitiesMinimum Technology SkillsMinimum License and CertificationsActive license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicineas a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements to becomelicensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE ). Veterinary Technician certification or license must beobtained within 6 months of employment.Possess a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one priorto employment.Desired QualificationsExperience working with horses, and the ability to drive a truckand/or tractor are strongly desired.Salary Grade29Salary Range$25,000 – $52,100Job CategoryAgricultural/Veterinary MedicineWorking Hours if Non-TraditionalList any hazardous conditions or physical demands required bythis positionPosting Date04/22/2021Closing DateEEO StatementA commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment isrequired.Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities andveterans are encouraged to apply.AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employmentopportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protectedveteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity, or any other classification protected by applicablelaw.Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Internal Postings Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeOptional DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsOtherOther DocumentationSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Please select the answer that best describes your currentemployment relationship with Auburn University.Not a current Auburn employeeCurrent Auburn employee in position less than one yearCurrent Auburn employee in position more than one year * How were you made aware of this opportunity?AU Employment websiteEmployment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)Veterans Assistance ServicesDisability Assistance ServicesNewspaperProfessional JournalListservHR emailSocial MediaState Employment ServiceWalk-inOther * Do you have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtainone prior to selection?YesNolast_img read more

FRANCE: PSG Handball survive Saint Raphael to stay in race – Hansen scores the last one!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:French handball, Paris Saint Germain handball, saint raphael HBC Nantes shocked by Fenix Toulouse – Montpellier save point in Istres The end of French Cup and amateur leagues ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsParis Saint Germain stayed at Championship race with Montpellier Handball after tight win in away clash with Saint Raphael 26:25 (13:12). The Danish TOP scorer Mikkel Hansen scored nine goals (eight from 7-meter), the decisive one in the last second of the match, while Nedim Remili and Luc Abalo netted four each.Montpellier made another step towards trophy by beating Massy 32:23.Saint-Raphaël – Paris (12-13) 25-26Saint-Raphaël: Popescu (12 saves), Demaille. Krantz (0/1), Barachet (1/2), Hubert, Abily (5/7), Sarmiento (2/4), Lynggaard (2/2), Caucheteux (7/11 dt 5/5 pen.), Vigneron (1/2), Trottet, Krakowski, Dipanda (4/8), Karalek (3/5), Eponouh, Hmam.Paris: Omeyer (30′ 3 saves), Corrales (30′ 7 saves). Mollgaard, Stepantic (1/3), Sagosen (1/2), Kounkoud, Damjanovic, Rémili (4/6), Abalo (4/7), Karabatic L. (1/3), Hansen (9/10 dt 8/8 pen.), Nielsen, Karabatic N. (2/5), Nahi (2/3).RESULTS:Cesson Rennes-Metropole 27 – 33 NantesTremblay 34 – 31 ToulouseDunkerque 30 – 31 AixIvry 24 – 22 Chambery SavoieMontpellier 32 – 23 Massy EssonneNimes 30 – 23 SaranSTANDINGS:1. Montpellier 17 15 1 1 491:409 312. Paris SG 17 13 1 3 512:436 273. Nantes 17 12 1 4 531:464 254. Nimes 17 10 2 5 463:442 225. St. Raphael 17 10 2 5 468:448 226. Aix 17 10 1 6 485:457 217. Dunkerque 17 9 1 7 443:455 198. Toulouse 17 8 1 8 493:494 179. Chambery Savoie 17 6 2 9 464:482 1410. Ivry 17 4 2 11 425:488 1011. Tremblay 17 4 2 11 473:495 1012. Cesson Rennes-Metropole 17 2 4 11 431:466 813. Massy Essonne 17 2 2 13 386:462 614. Saran 17 3 0 14 488:555 6 Recommended for you France with no more than 5.000 fans until end of October Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Performs DJ Set, Then Guests With Portishead At Latitude Festival

first_imgRadiohead frontman Thom Yorke performed a DJ set at the Latitude Festival in the UK this past weekend, along with producer Nigel Godrich. According to reports, Yorke mainly stuck with solo material from Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, 2006’s The Eraser, and some tracks from Atoms for Peace’s Amok. However, there were two “new” tracks played that at this time have no origin. Were they new Radiohead songs? I guess we will find out soon.Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Shares New Album UpdateYorke also joined Portishead during their set on a version of “The Rip” which can be seen below.last_img read more

2016 guard Fultz talks trips to UK, UL

first_imgMarkelle FultzMarkelle FultzClass of 2016 guard Markelle Fultz returned to Kentucky for the second time in three weeks to get a better feel for the state’s two powerhouse basketball programs.Fultz, considered a top-60 prospect in his class, took unofficial visits to both UK and U of L over the weekend. He spoke with UK coach John Calipari on Saturday and U of L coach Rick Pitino on Sunday.Louisville has offered a scholarship to Fultz, a Washington, D.C.-area native, while Kentucky has yet to extend one. He has at least a dozen offers, including ones from Arizona and Xavier, two of the other schools in hot pursuit of him.From JV to must-see, Markelle Fultz gaining big-time college attentionFultz, rated a top-six combo guard by Scout and 247Sports, has also taken unofficial visits to Georgetown, Penn State and Virginia, and he first saw U of L’s campus on an unofficial visit back in the fall. His only official visit scheduled so far is to Arizona, and it’s slated for early June. He said he will discuss his other four official visit plans with his mother and trainer in the coming days.At Kentucky, Fultz and Calipari spoke at length about what it takes to be a Wildcat — “if you love basketball, you can play there,” Fultz said — and how the 6-foot-3 combo guard can improve. Fultz also wanted to get a better idea of UK’s facilities.“It was just a great experience,” Fultz said. “I was looking forward to meeting (Calipari) and just seeing the campus and seeing the resources they had … I’m not sure if they’re going to offer me, but me and (Calipari) have been building a better and better relationship. I’m looking forward to it growing from here.”At Louisville, Fultz talked with Pitino about his potential role with the Cardinals and about, as Fultz, “what can make me stand out” from other players.“He’s another legendary coach,” Fultz said. “He was just talking about how he loves the game and how he just loves coaching the game. A lot of it was just talking about what can make me stand out. I was just listening and taking everything in.”last_img read more

Utah State basketball: Aggies will be underdogs for a change at tourney

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Unlike past years, Utah State won’t be one of the teams everyone is trying to knock off at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.This time, the injury-riddled Aggies (21-9) are the ones trying to pull some upsets and work their way into the NCAA Tournament. They open WAC Tournament play tonight against UT Arlington (17-12) in a quarterfinal game at the Orleans Arena at 9:30 p.m. MDT.The Aggies are a No. 5 seed for the first time since 1992, when they lost to Pacific in the opening round of the Big West Conference tournament. If they win, they’ll likely face 26-5 Louisiana Tech, which was ranked in the Top 25 before losing its final two regular-season games last week.“We’re looking forward to the tournament — I think our guys will be excited to play,’’ said USU coach Stew Morrill. “We’ve got to play a lot better than we did the last time we played UT Arlington. We can’t play average and win this game. We have to play well to have a chance to win.”The Mavericks own two victories over the Aggies this year, a 74-68 win in Logan in late January and a 61-46 victory in Texas earlier this month.UT Arlington has a balanced attack with just one player averaging in double figures — 6-foot-5 senior Kevin Butler (10.7 ppg). Center Jordan Reves leads the team in rebounding (8.6 rpg) and blocked shots (2.3) while scoring 8.3 ppg.Karol Gruszecki, a senior forward from Poland, averages 8.0 ppg, and the other starters are guards Shaquille White-Miller (5.1 ppg) and Cameron Catlett (5.6 ppg).Forward Brandon Edwards, who has started most games this year, is the top reserve (7.8 ppg, 7.7 rpg).UTA coach Scott Cross has used eight different starting lineups this year, and nine different players have started a game this year.The Mavericks, who came on strong in league play after a slow start, are known as one of the top defensive teams in the league, ranking 11th nationally and first in the WAC in field-goal percentage defense (38.2 percent). They are also second in the WAC and 57th in the NCAA in scoring defense at 61.8 points per game.The Aggies’ biggest challenge this year has been trying to field a healthy lineup. Junior forward Danny Berger hasn’t played since collapsing during practice with a heart issue. The Aggies are also playing without leading scorer Preston Medlin, who has been out with a broken wrist since mid-January, and senior forward Kyisean Reed, who tore his ACL in the same game Medlin hurt his wrist.Spencer Butterfield, who missed the game against the Mavericks this month with a hip injury, is listed as “day-to-day,’’ but played in the Aggies’ two games last week.Center Jarred Shaw leads the Aggies with a 14.0 scoring average, while Butterfield averages 12.0 and leads the WAC in free-throw percentage at 82.4 percent. Other Aggie starters are guard Marcel Davis (7.2 ppg) and forwards Ben Clifford (5.1 ppg) and Marvin Jean (4.9 ppg).In other games in the WAC Tournament Thursday, New Mexico State (3) plays Idaho (6) at 1:30 p.m., Denver (2) meets Texas State (7) at 3:30 p.m., and league champion Louisiana Tech plays UTSA (9) at 7 p.m.If the Aggies win Thursday, they will play Friday at 9:30 p.m. against the winner of the Louisiana Tech-UTSA game.last_img read more

Monchi considers N’Zonzi a better player than Malcom

first_img “I didn’t say we’d sign a footballer who plays in the same position as Malcom, I said we’d sign a better player. For me, Steven is a better player than Malcom,” reiterated Monchi. EFE Roma’s director of football, the Spaniard Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo “Monchi”, is of the opinion that Steven N’Zonzi is “a better player” than Brazilian winger Malcom, who turned them down to sign for Barça. In the press conference held during N’Zonzi’s presentation, a €26.65m purchase from Sevilla, Monchi believes that the World Cup winner is a better player than Malcom. IN SPORT.ES CEST Monchi considera que Nzonzi es mejor jugador que Malcom Monchi also stated that Roma don’t plan on signing another right winger as they already have sufficient quality in that position in their squad. Roma even announced that the young winger would be flying out to Italy in order to undergo a medical with the club. Bordeaux then blocked the transfer and sold him to Barça for a higher price. 16/08/2018 “And we also have better players than him in our team,” he added. These declarations came after Malcom, who played for Bordeaux last season, was at the verge joining the Italian side this summer. “With respect, don’t you think a World champion is a better signing than Malcom?” This was Monchi’s response to whether he was still upset about the failed move for the Brazilian winger. Upd. at 19:48 last_img read more

Lang Lang ladies

first_imgLANG Lang Golf Club’s lady members played a round of stableford on Wednesday, attracting 27 players. AWCR was 74 nett,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Bears off to bright start

first_imgBy Nick Creely DDCA TURF 1 REVIEW – ROUND 1 It was only a small sample in an incredibly long season, but what…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img