Johnny Depp and Tom Hardy Are Scary Good in Two New…

first_imgFilmJohnny Depp and Tom Hardy Are Scary Good in Two New Gangster FlicksDepp chills as “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass; Hardy as sociopath twins in LegendBy Steve Erickson – September 17, 2015781ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItTwo gangster pictures—one set to open in L.A. this coming Friday and the other in a few weeks—have drawn packed crowds to this year’s 40th Toronto International Film Festival. If you think the genre must be fairly exhausted by now, with nothing new to offer after The Godfather, Goodfellas and The Sopranos, neither Black Mass nor Legend will prove you wrong, except as a showcase for their star turns. Johnny Depp plays real-life Irish Boston mob boss “Whitey” Bulger, on whom Jack Nicholson’s role in Martin Scorsese’s last near-great picture, The Departed, was based, but Depp is better. In Black Mass, directed by Crazy Heart’s Scott Cooper, Depp has, at least for the moment, finally retired the combination of whimsy and slightly goofy cool that has come to characterize so many of his late performances. This is, for probably the first time in his career, a truly scary Depp, with very rare moments—the death of a young son, for instance—in which he’s even slightly sympathetic. (The real-life Bulger, incidentally, was apprehended in Santa Monica four years ago, after being on the run for nearly two decades.)Even more impressive in the more flawed film, Legend, British actor Tom Hardy plays Ronnie and Reggie Kray, sociopath twins who ran London’s underground during its Swinging ‘60s. With all due credit to writer-director Brian Helgeland, who scripted himself to an Oscar with 1997’s L.A. Confidential and a nomination for 2003’s Mystic River, and his CGI team, which somehow seamlessly pulls off a ferocious and prolonged fist fight between the brothers in a club, the true special effect is Hardy’s performance, impressive enough to make you forget ten minutes into the picture that he’s not two people. If he can stand the comparison better than a half century’s worth of other actors—and I’m betting he can—Hardy is a latter-day British Brando, otherwise seen this year in at least four other features including the upcoming western The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio and as the title character in this past summer’s Mad Max: Fury Road (in which, it should probably be noted, it was Charlize Theron who drove off with the picture).  TAGSBlack MassJohnny DeppTom HardyToronto International Film FestivalWhitey BulgerPrevious articleBrewery Wish List: You Can’t Get These Beers in L.A… YetNext articleHuntington Beach’s Upscale Taco Bell Spinoff Is Finally Calling It QuitsSteve Erickson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORAccording to Court Testimony, Johnny Depp’s Ecstasy-Fueled Mishap Once Cost Disney $350,000 a DayJohnny Depp Will Likely Be Paid His Full Fee to Not Appear in Fantastic BeastsJohnny Depp Lost His ‘Wife Beater’ Libel Suit Against a British Tabloidlast_img read more

ONS consumer price index: Pound tumbles as UK slips back into negative inflation in September

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Jessica Morris Show Comments ▼ The fall was due to a smaller than usual rise in clothing prices and falling motor fuel prices, the ONS said.Core inflation, which strips out more volatile sectors such as food and energy prices, stayed at one per cent. This also came in below economists’ forecasts for a 1.1 per cent rise.The Old Lady recently revised its forecast for when inflation will hit one per cent to Spring, rather than the turn of this year. They said that rising wages are yet to apply significant upward pressure to prices.Read more: Bank holds rates as inflation forecasts are pushed backLow inflation has been a boon to consumers who’ve experienced greater gains in real wages as price growth teeters around zero. Separate data due out tomorrow is expected to show wages grew by annual 3.1 per cent in the three months to August. Tuesday 13 October 2015 9:40 amcenter_img More From Our Partners Kamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com The pound fell against the dollar to $1.52 this morning, after official data showed UK inflation turned negative for the first time in five months.The consumer price index slipped to -0.1 per cent in the year to September, missing economists’ expectations for it to hold at zero. This marks the second time it’s dipped into negative territory since 1960, according to experimental data. ONS consumer price index: Pound tumbles as UK slips back into negative inflation in September Economists said that today’s inflation data gives the BoE room to keep interest rates at the record low 0.5 per cent for longer. While economists expect borrowing costs could start rising towards the middle of next year, markets are pointing to a later date.”Deflation of 0.1 per cent in September will undoubtedly fuel market expectations that the BoE will not be raising interest rates before the latter months of 2016, and could very well hold fire until 2017,” Howard Archer,chief economist at IHS, said.Matthew Ryan, strategy analyst at Ebury, added: “This will not be good news for BoE hawks, and provides a further indication that rates in the UK are unlikely to rise until the second quarter of next year at the very earliest.” Sharelast_img read more

How This Ram Power Wagon Gained Some Serious Grip [Read This]

first_imgDodge’s Power Wagon debuted in 2005 as an off-road variant of the 2500 series Ram. With a 6.4L Hemi making 410hp, and a host of legitimate trail-ready upgrades, the Power Wagon is the current king of off-road ready heavy duty pickups. For owner Mike Coe, it was the perfect combination of toy hauler, daily driver, and occasional trail rig.Bigger Wheels, Bigger TiresWhen Mike purchased the Ram, he knew that he wanted to fit larger tires. He had used Nitto Terra Grappler G2’s on his previous trucks, but wanted something more aggressive for the Power Wagon. The 35×12.50×20 Ridge Grappler provided an additional two inches of height, a nice advantage for the otherwise capable truck.In additional to the increase in height, Mike also changed out the 17-inch Power Wagon wheels with some OEM take-off’s from RAM Limited model for a more modern appearance. Thankfully, the Ridge Grappler is available in larger diameter sizes up to 24”, with every bit the same capability and comfort of the smaller diameter sizes.Will It Tow?Although the softer off-road suspension of the Power Wagon dings the tow rating when compared to other super duty models, the 10,350 limit is more than enough for Mike’s purposes. The Ridge Grappler’s F load rating ensures that he’ll have no problem carrying his purpose-built Wrangler rock crawler to off-road parks all over the country.Road MannersOne of the reasons Mike chose the Ridge Grappler for this Ram was his experience with other Nitto products on past vehicles. Impressed with the longevity and livability of the Nitto Terra Grappler G2, he figured that the Ridge Grappler would provide more off-road capability, but also maintain on-road composure. While the Ridge Grappler is certainly more aggressive, he’s noted that particular tires ride smooth and are very quiet on the road, with none of the “roar” of other mud-terrain competitors, it’s a feature of Nitto’s implementation of a variable pitch tread pattern in the tread design.Modern Design for a Modern TruckAesthetically, Mike felt the more aggressive, modern sidewall design matched the sleek fifth-generation redesign of the Ram. For those that might prefer a little more old-school look, the Ridge Grappler offers a more traditional blocky sidewall design on the reverse face.Proven Off-Road PerformanceUltimately, the combination of the Power Wagon and Ridge Grappler had to be functional off-road, and in Mike’s experience, they’ve been the perfect combo. While he does have a dedicated 4WD toy with his Jeep build, he’s not afraid to ride difficult trails with the Ram.Off-road performance needed to be more than a talking point. As a hybrid of mud-terrain and all-terrain designs, the Ridge Grappler’s staggered shoulder lugs and stepped block edges enhance grip for the big off-roader, while the shoulder grooves clear out mud and dirt from the tire’s deep grooves.A Perfect MatchAs much as the Power Wagon is positioned as a do-it-all on or off-road entry in the Ram line-up, the Ridge Grappler has proved to be the perfect fit for Mike’s various vehicle needs. With competency on the pavement, and in the dirt, the Nitto Ridge Grappler is a compromise that requires little concession. [ Close ]last_img read more

Lee County K-9 helps track down stolen phone

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Balloons from your outdoor celebration could be dangerous to wildlife June 16, 2021 Lee County officials to accept millions for homelessness relief June 13, 2021 Advertisement LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Some heroes walk on four legs. When a robber stole a victim’s phone and tossed it into the woods in Pine Manor, K-9 Koa from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office came to the rescue. He and his handler, Deputy Hollow, tracked down the phone using Kia’s incredible sense of smell and returned it to the victim. “Great work, Koa!” LCSO said in post. center_img AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: K-9Lee County All-electronic tolls to stay on certain Lee County bridges June 17, 2021 Advertisement Lee County Commission could allocate over $3 million to fight homelessness June 16, 2021last_img read more

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Thursday, June 18, 2020

first_img TAGSCoronavirusCoronavirus Daily Noticeboard Twitter PRO14 set to resume in AugustThe Guinness PRO14 has targeted 22 August as the restart date for the interrupted 2019/20 season, with the competition to be completed in an abbreviated format.The altered format will feature two rounds of derby games in the final two weeks of August, which will help determine the identity of semi-finalists.The semi-finals are set to take place on Saturday, 5 September, with the final a week later.You can read the full report here. Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic Twitter Electric Picnic In Laois, for the fifth successive day, there are 264 cases.See Full Report Here WhatsApp You can read the full report here. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spreadBeijing has reported a decline in newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 as the city continued to press stricter measures to contain a new outbreak.The Chinese capital reported 21 cases today, down from 31 yesterday, and these were among 28 new cases recorded across the whole country.The figure included four from Chinese travellers returning from outside the country and three in the city of Tianjin and Hebei province, both of which border Beijing. Home News Community Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Thursday, June 18, 2020 NewsCommunitycenter_img Facebook By Megan Shiel – 18th June 2020 Facebook Previous articleBREAKING: Four new Coronavirus deaths and 16 new cases while there is a blow for sun worshipersNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, June 19, 2020 Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final TV Wrap – A David Luiz disaster proves familiar in Sky’s ‘new normal’ for the Premier League“In March, football fell silent”, read the Sky Sports montage at the top of their coverage, “but the beautiful game found its voice.”Players and officials took a knee just prior to kick-off in both games, and Sky were eager to engage with the issue throughout the day.Everyone wore Black Lives Matter badges and they played out an interview between Gary Neville and Raheem Sterling on the topic.You can read The 42 piece in full here.Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in AprilJust a fraction of cervical smears were carried out in April this year compared to the same time last year, and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in the same month.In April 2019, the BreastCheck programme carried out 13,736 tests, and in May 2019 they carried out 13,959. There were no BreastCheck tests examined in April this year, while figures for May will not be available until late June.You can read the full report here.Aine McGeeney and Lauren BickerdikeTwo Laois artists receive Arts Council Covid-19 awardsTwo Laois artists have each been awarded a €3,000 grant to help them make new and original work during the Covid-19 crisis.The government agency for funding and developing the arts said applications from County Laois artists had scored very highly.Visual Artist Lauren Bickerdike and Traditional Artist Áine McGeeney were successful.You can read the piece in full here.Peru cases surpass Italy as global deaths near 450,000Peru topped 240,000 total cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, surpassing hard-hit Italy, government data showed, even as the pace of infections has begun to moderate in the South American nation.Peru moved quickly to lock down its citizens as the pandemic took hold in early March. But cases nonetheless exploded in May, reaching a peak of more than 8,000 per day late in the month.More than 7,000 Peruvians have died from the disease, the government reported.Not on my watch: Publican will stay shut until July over ‘crazy’ time limitPublican Ollie Grimes is calling time on new guidelines that would allow pubs serving food to reopen at the end of this month.The proprietor of Ollie’s Place in Skerries, Co Dublin, said the doors to his pub and restaurant would remain closed until the end of July because the proposed restrictions allowing pubs to reopen on June 29 are just too onerous.Under the guidelines, pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reduce social distancing to one metre if they limit patrons to just 90 minutes inside their premises and discourage ‘walk-ins’ without prior bookings.You can read the Independent piece in full here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival News Latest Figures1,714 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of four from yesterday.While there has been a total of 16 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.This is an increase on the total cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 25,355. Pinterest Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Thursday, June 18, 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Canadians prefer cash, Americans like stocks

first_img Keywords Investment strategies One third of Canadians polled believe now is a good time to invest in cash, while south of the border 6 in 10 of Americans surveyed believe cash should be avoided for now. That’s according to a recent poll by Manulife Financial Corp. Canadians’ fondness for cash was also noted in a survey of affluent Canadian and American investors, those with a household income of more than $75,000 and investible assets of $100,000. More than four in 10 affluent Canadian investors polled said now is a good time to invest in stocks, ranking cash just 10 per cent less than stocks. By contrast, six in 10 U.S. investors surveyed said it is a good time to invest in stocks, but only 13 per cent said it’s a good time to save cash. Both surveys were conducted in the fall of 2014 before oil prices dropped. “Before oil prices dropped, Canadians were getting out of the market and saving cash — a non-traditional investment product. These numbers show that some Canadians don’t see cash as a high risk investment because they feel it’s more secure and readily available,” said Megan Greene, chief economist, Manulife Asset Management. The Manulife Investor Sentiment Index is a semi-annual measure of investors’ views on a range of asset classes and savings and investment vehicles, as well as their confidence in these areas. The index is based on online surveys of 1,000 Canadians aged 25+ conducted between November 15-29, 2014 by Research House, an Environics Company. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media How to talk to clients about GameStop IE Staff center_img Will exuberant market sentiment last? Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Geographical diversification is harder to come by, report sayslast_img read more

Number of high-earning bankers in Europe rises in 2015

first_img ESMA examines short-termism The number of bankers in Europe who are earning more than €1 million a year jumped sharply, by 33%, in 2015 vs the previous year, according to a new report from the European Banking Authority (EBA) published on Thursday The largest population of these high-earning bankers was in the U.K., the report notes, as British bankers account for more than 80% of the top earners. This contributed to the year over-year-jump, as most of the bankers in the U.K. are paid in British pounds sterling, which was up against the euro in 2015. Still, the number of high earners also increased in the rest of the European Union, the EBA says. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Related news Keywords Executive compensation,  Europe center_img The vast majority (86%) of these highly paid bankers are also considered to have a material impact on their institution’s risk profile, the EBA notes, as the ratio of variable to fixed compensation for all high earners increased to 147% in 2015 from 127% in 2014. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media AMF says Bombardier exec compensation plan falls within the law EU regulators warn financial firms to prep for Brexitlast_img read more

Gov’t to Pass Law to Govern Spending Under Petrocaribe Fund

first_imgRelatedGov’t to Pass Law to Govern Spending Under Petrocaribe Fund FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The government will be amending the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica Act to make provisions for the formal establishment and operation of the PetroCaribe Fund.Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Omar Davies, who made the disclosure in Parliament on March 8, said that the process by which the fund would be managed had already been taken to Cabinet.He informed that a board of directors would also be appointed to oversee the facility, which is financed through savings from the PetroCaribe oil deal with Venezuela.Dr. Davies was responding to questions raised by Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw, regarding the use of Fund.Mr. Shaw expressed concern, that while money had been expended from the Fund for a road project, this was done without Parliament’s approval.“This cannot be allowed; it must come before Parliament for approval,” Mr. Shaw argued, stating that the money should be brought into the Consolidated Fund and approved by Parliament, or legislation enacted to establish a special fund. He urged that no further expenditure be made until the necessary provisions were made, “to ensure that the funds are spent in ways, which are beneficial to the country”.Mr. Shaw also requested that Parliament be provided with information about expenditure under the $1.1 billion Universal Access Fund, which is financed from the levy on telecommunications companies for incoming calls.The fund is intended to provide financing for the e-learning project, which will be implemented in 150 high schools island wide over the next several years.Dr. Davies assured the House that Education, Youth and Culture Minister, Maxine Henry Wilson, would bring a Ministry Paper to Parliament soon, stating how the facility would be utilized.In the meantime, the Finance and Planning Minister said that despite the economic challenges of last year, the country managed to maintain credibility in the capital markets, evidenced by the successful issuing of a 30-year bond at an interest rate of 8.5 per cent.Turning to the $877 million reduction in the 2005/06 budget, as contained in the First Supplementary Estimates tabled in the House on March 7, Dr. Davies said that the adjustment was considered necessary “as it was common knowledge that revenue inflows had been adversely impacted by the set of unusual circumstances, which has characterized the country and the region during the last fiscal year, in terms of natural disasters.”He noted however, that the government would be keeping expenditure levels as close as possible to original projections.Dr. Davies indicated, that because the administration would be faced with significant additional expenditure for reconstruction in the coming fiscal year, there were no plans to put forward a balanced budget for the 2006/07 period.On the issue of growth, he said estimates show a growth of over four per cent for the third quarter of 2005/06, and indicated that the trend should continue into the first quarter of 2006 and the final quarter of the current fiscal period.He said one clear sign of the improvement in the economy was reflected in the construction sector, driven mainly by investments in hotel construction and the continued improvement of the airports as well as Highway 2000. RelatedGov’t to Pass Law to Govern Spending Under Petrocaribe Fund RelatedGov’t to Pass Law to Govern Spending Under Petrocaribe Fundcenter_img Gov’t to Pass Law to Govern Spending Under Petrocaribe Fund UncategorizedMarch 10, 2006 Advertisementslast_img read more

Morrison Government supporting key digital skills in defence industry

first_imgMorrison Government supporting key digital skills in defence industry The Morrison Government has underlined the growing importance of the information and cyber domain in the modern battlespace with the release of two key Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation plans.Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price said the Advanced signal processing capabilities and the Surveillance and intelligence plans were critical for maintaining superiority in the information and cyber domain.“The latest Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans outline the growing importance of the information and cyber domain in the modern battlespace,” Minister Price said.“This will become increasingly important as the character of warfare evolves.“The 2020 Force Structure Plan committed $15 billion over the next decade to information and cyber capabilities.“To develop and deliver these capabilities, we require a highly-skilled and secure Australian workforce.“Businesses in adjacent sectors are strongly encouraged to consider opportunities in these areas.“Skills in software engineering, data analytics and specialised electronics engineering play a key role in building sovereign defence industry capability.”These Plans are two of a total of 10 Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Plans, available at: https://www1.defence.gov.au/business-industry/programs/implementation-industry-plans /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:army, Australia, Australian, building, cyber, Defence, digital, Engineering, Force, Government, industry, intelligence, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, navy, software, surveillancelast_img read more

Morrison Government powering up household battery recycling

first_imgMorrison Government powering up household battery recycling Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley MPFederal Member for Chisholm, the Hon Gladys Liu MPThe Morrison Government is helping maximise opportunities for Australia’s manufacturers while also driving down emissions and protecting the environment, with fundingBatteries are an essential accessory item on almost every child’s birthday and Christmas toy wish list and today, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Morrison Government, parents and carers can be confident that once the AAs stop powering their child’s remote control car or FurReal pet, they can be kept out harm’s way and recycled responsibly.Making the announcement at Woolworths in Burwood, Victoria, Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the grant to the Battery Stewardship Council will support the development and implementation of an accredited and industry-led stewardship scheme for handheld batteries.“Australian’s are throwing away around 17,000 tonnes of batteries every year, with the vast majority winding up in landfill where they corrode over time, leaking harmful chemicals into the soil and potentially causing fires that can burn underground for years,” Minister Ley said.“We know consumers are committed to recycling, but the focus has been on kerbside glass, paper and plastic with very few of us knowing how to properly dispose of our household batteries.“Our funding will support the Battery Stewardship Council to build a network of partner organisations and collection points, from supermarkets to libraries and office suppliers, where consumers can take their used batteries, deposit them safely and have the confidence that they will be recycled.”Supermarket chain Woolworths, one of the largest businesses signing up to the scheme so far, will start the roll-out of their battery collection pods across their 1000 stores from next week.“Convenience is often one of the key elements to changing consumer behaviour, so it is wonderful to see Woolworths joining other member organisations like Officeworks in providing their customers drop off points for used batteries,” Minister Ley added.Federal Member for Chisholm Gladys Liu joined the Minister at Burwood in her electorate, congratulating Woolworths on its commitment to keeping batteries out of landfill.“Businesses who produce, sell and use battery products have a shared responsibility to manage these products throughout their lifecycle, including at disposal,” Ms Liu said.“I am pleased to be in my own electorate today to see one of the first Woolworths battery deposit pods – the roll-out of these pods will make the disposal of batteries simple and convenient for consumers, leading to a safer, cleaner environment.”Battery Stewardship Council CEO Libby Chaplin said the funding will enable the Battery Stewardship Council and its partners to lay the foundations and build a national scheme in Australia.“Today’s announcement sends a clear signal to industry to have the confidence to invest in green jobs, and, the infrastructure necessary to ensure that collected batteries are safely and responsibly recycled,” Ms Chaplin said.“We are calling for battery manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers to join the BSC and participate in the new Battery Stewardship Scheme.”Adrian Cullen, Head of Sustainability for Woolworths Supermarkets said the retailer’s presence in hundreds of communities across the country offered a unique opportunity to make battery recycling more accessible to Australians.“We’re introducing new battery and mobile phone recycling units in every Woolworths supermarket to create the largest network of drop-off points in Australia and help communities responsibly recycle these common household items,” Mr Cullen said.“Sustainability is an increasing priority for many of our customers and together we can work towards a better tomorrow by making sustainable product disposal part of an everyday routine when you visit your local supermarket.”The proper disposal of batteries is not just important for the environment, with around 20 children presenting to an emergency department every week with a button battery related injury.CEO of Kidsafe Susan Teerds said the key to preventing these injuries is in ensuring that they are removed from households and recycled as soon as possible.“Anyone who has spent time with young children knows the constant battle to keep small objects including shiny button batteries out of their mouths,” Ms Teerds said.“Button batteries are extremely dangerous and can lead to serious injuries and unfortunately even deaths in children. Removing them from the home and disposing of them safely is a big step in the right direction for kids’ safety.” /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, Australia, Australian, Burwood, emergency department, environment, Federal, Gladys, Government, infrastructure, mobile phone, Morrison, Morrison Government, Officeworks, supermarket, sustainability, Victoria, Woolworthslast_img read more