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first_imgChina announced the closure of the US consulate in Chengdu, just days after Washington told Beijing to close its Houston consulate. Beijing said it notified the US embassy in Beijing and said it was a “legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable actions of the United States.” MSCI’s index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 1.7 per cent. While Tokyo is closed for a holiday, Nikkei futures were trading 350 points below the last cash close. (Photo: GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images) whatsapp Asian shares retreat as US-China tensions sour Asian shares sunk overnight from six-month highs as tensions between the US and China worsened, following the closure of the US consulate in Chengdu. It came as US lawmakers struggled to agree on a fresh round of fiscal measures to help stimulate the economy. It saw the Dow Jones close down 1.31 per cent, while the benchmark S&P 500 lose 1.23 per cnet and the Nasdaq drop 2.29 per cent. China’s benchmark CSI 300 index fell three per cent on the news, while other indices sank further into the red. The Hang Seng is down 2.35 per cent, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 3.59 per cent. The Shenzhen Component sunk nearly five per cent. whatsapp The optimism on economic recovery from the pandemic appeared to hit a wall on Thursday, as data showing the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week for the first time in nearly four months. The futures market tipped the FTSE 100 to open down around one per cent amid renewed tensions. center_img President Trump’s statement overnight that the trade deal with China “means less to me now than when I made it” is also appearing to weigh on sentiment. Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Friday 24 July 2020 7:28 am Get the news as it happens by following City A.M. on Twitter.  Show Comments ▼ “The US move seriously breached international law, the basic norms of international relations, and the terms of the China-US Consular Convention. It gravely harmed China-US relations,” China’s foreign ministry said in a statement. Angharad Carrick (Photo: GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Asian shares retreat as US-China tensions sour (Photo: GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Asian shares retreat as US-China tensions sour last_img read more

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first_imgTuesday 25 May 2021 9:21 am Sales for new retail units in the four months to 30 April shot up 33 per cent compared to the previous year, while sales for new fleet units rose by 21 per cent. whatsapp Following the trading update, shares in Lookers rose seven per cent as markets opened. whatsapp Damian Shepherd The firm said that trading across the group has been strong since 12 April, benefitting from increased consumer demand and cost reduction initiatives. Lookers had a difficult 2020, with its shares suspended in July due to missing accounts. Show Comments ▼ Car dealer Lookers sees sales soar following April reopening “We are pleased to have renewed our banking facility and thank our banking partners for their continued support.” Share Tags: Lookers The revolving credit will now run until September 2023 and is for an initial amount of £150m. Mark Raban, CEO of Lookers, said that the trading momentum shown in the last month was “encouraging”. Lookers had a difficult 2020, with its shares suspended in July due to missing accounts. Also Read: Car dealer Lookers sees sales soar following April reopening Car dealership Lookers this morning said sales had soared since the reopening of non-essential retail last month. The group also announced that it had reached an agreement to renew its existing bank facility. “The steps we have taken to evolve and enhance our digital offer are being well received and we have a number of further developments in the pipeline. Lookers said that it now expects underlying pre-tax profit for 2021 to “comfortably exceed” current market consensus. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Lookers had a difficult 2020, with its shares suspended in July due to missing accounts. Also Read: Car dealer Lookers sees sales soar following April reopening last_img read more

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first_img whatsapp Bull and pig sperm specialist Genus has signed an agreement to buy 51 per cent of In Vitro Brasil (IVB) through its bovine genetics business ABS.The Basingstoke-headquartered company, which had global revenues of more than £4m last year, will pay 20m Brazilian Real (£4.6m) for the deal. It plans to acquire the remaining 49 per cent of IVB in the first half of 2018 by exercising a call option. The price for the remaining stake will be performance-based and is capped at 49m Brazilian Real (£11.2m).Brazil-based IVB focuses on producing bovine embryos through in-vitro fertilisation. Genus chief Karim Bitar said: “IVB’s proven success in delivering IVF solutions to commercial dairy and beef producers will enable us to offer our extensive customer base the ability to leverage genetic improvement on both the male and female side of their herds through superior in-house technology.” Animal genetics firm Genus to buy stake in Brazilian specialist In Vitro Brasil Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBall Express KCS Monday 16 February 2015 8:26 pm Tags: Company Genuslast_img read more

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first_img© Jingaiping | Dreamstime.com – Shanghai Yangshan Deepwater Port Economic FTA container terminal crane lifting towers By Mike Wackett 13/04/2018 As container spot rates on the Asia-North Europe trade continue to slide, CMA CGM has announced a reduction in FAK rates.Next month, the French carrier will charge $850 per 20ft and $1,600 per 40ft from $900 and $1,700, and other carriers are expected to follow as they scramble to fill ships.With demand remaining weak post-Chinese new year, several forwarders have told The Loadstar they have been offered rate discounts in the past two weeks to switch carrier.UK-based NVOCC Westbound Logistics has suggested carriers are aggressively competing for market share following the introduction of new 22,000 teu ships on the route and is expecting further reductions.Interestingly however, the recently merged Japanese carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) continues to publish FAK rates which, at $1,600 per 20ft and $3,100 per 40ft, are substantially out of kilter with competitors.The bellwether Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) recorded another dismal week for Asia-Europe carriers. Spot rates for North Europe tumbled a further 5.2% to $585 per teu and have now fallen by $300 since the beginning of the year, which will be causing alarm bells to ring in the boardrooms of major carriers.Moreover, the freight rate slide is happening at the same time as carriers are suffering rising bunker prices and a range of other inflationary pressures, including a big spike in ship charter rates.For Mediterranean ports, the spot rate decline was not as big, at 2.6% to $600. The reason is said to be due to additional demand as a consequence of the Maersk Honam fire and general average delay – the vessel was on an Asia-Mediterranean loop – shippers having to replace and rebook cargo from many of the 7,860 boxes involved.Elsewhere, there was welcome improvement in spot rates from Asia to the US as carrier negotiators sit down with shippers to finalise new annual contracts beginning 1 May.Rates for the US west coast ticked up 2.1% to $1,152 per 40ft, while rates to the US east coast were up 2% to $2,192 per 40ft.Nevertheless, spot rates for the west coast are still around 15% lower than a year ago, and for the east coast some 7% below, which makes carrier negotiators’ task of securing increases, or even maintaining current rate levels, particularly challenging.But there was some good news for carriers in secondary trades this week – SCFI reported rates to the South American east coast up 22.7% to $2,094 per teu following rate volatility in the wake of alliance restructuring due to Maersk’s acquisition of Hamburg Süd. The jump enabled the SCFI’s composite index to edge up by just under 1% this week, although it is still around 18% lower than 12 months ago.last_img read more

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first_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Andrew Joseph May 16, 2017 Reprints GET STARTED General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. What’s included? What is it? Log In | Learn More He made the emotional plea to his colleagues: Pass this bill.“It might give somebody like my wife a chance to walk,” Texas Representative Drew Springer said through tears late Thursday at the state Capitol in Austin. “I’d trade every one of my bills I’ve passed, every single one of them, to get the chance to hear HB 810.” STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Politics center_img @DrewQJoseph Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags policyresearchstates Andrew Joseph Three bills are under consideration in the Texas Legislature that would affect stem cell clinics and chronically ill patients. Dan Istitene/Getty Images About the Author Reprints [email protected] Texas leans into unproven stem cell treatments, to the dismay of scientists last_img read more

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first_img By Shraddha Chakradhar Jan. 16, 2020 Reprints HealthMore than 15% of U.S. adults are physically inactive, new CDC data show Shraddha Chakradhar Trending Now: More than 1 in 7 adults across all U.S. states and territories are physically inactive, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.The findings were compiled from 2015-2018 data collected as part of the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a telephone-based survey of people’s health activities, chronic conditions, and use of preventive health services.To assess the level of physical inactivity among respondents, interviewers asked people: “During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?” If they responded “no,” they were classified as physically inactive.advertisement Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Reporter, Morning Rounds Writer, Intern Coordinator Shraddha writes the Morning Rounds newsletter and covers health and medicine.center_img @scchak Rates of physical inactivity among U.S. adults, 2015-2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System/CDCStarker differences emerge when the data are sorted by race and ethnicity. For instance, among white non-Hispanic adults, fewer than 15% of adults in Colorado, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C., reported physical inactivity. Guam — which had high overall rates of inactivity — falls within the lowest bracket among white adults. In general, white adults were also the least likely of any racial group to be physically inactive.Rates of physical inactivity among U.S. non-Hispanic white adults, 2015-2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System/CDCAmong non-white Hispanic adults, 22 states and Puerto Rico have a physical inactivity rate of 30% or higher. And overall, at nearly 32%, Hispanic adults had the highest rate of inactivity among U.S. adults.Rates of physical inactivity among U.S. Hispanic adults, 2015-2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System/CDCAbout 30% of Black adults across all states and territories are physically inactive. And 23 states and Washington, D.C. had inactivity rates in this population of 30% or higher. Several places, including Idaho, Montana, and Guam didn’t have sufficient data to assess activity among Black adults.Rates of physical inactivity among U.S. Black adults, 2015-2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System/CDCThe findings are based on self-reported data, and actual rates of physical inactivity could vary from these figures. Still, the CDC says that physical inactivity can lead to premature death and is associated with $117 billion in annual health care costs. One in 10 premature deaths can be linked to not being physically active, according to the CDC, including around 12% of breast and colorectal cancer cases, and nearly 7% of heart disease cases.The agency recommends adults get at least 2.5 hours each week of moderate-intensity physical activity, including walking at a rate of 3 miles an hour or faster, and biking at a pace of slower than 10 miles per hour on relatively flat terrain. Overall, states in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Utah, and Washington, D.C., had the smallest percentage of physically inactive adults. At least 30% of adults in many Southern states, Puerto Rico, and Guam reported not being physically active.advertisement Colorado ranked lowest, with 17.3% of people physically inactive, compared to Puerto Rico, which had the highest total at 47.7%. [email protected] About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

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Dynamic Funds, managed by GCIC Ltd., Tuesday announced the addition of DynamicEdge Defensive Portfolio and DynamicEdge Conservative Class Portfolio to the DynamicEdge line-up of managed portfolios. The two new portfolios have a higher fixed-income allocation than existing DynamicEdge Portfolios. DynamicEdge Defensive Portfolio features an asset allocation of 80% fixed income and DynamicEdge Conservative Class Portfolio has an asset allocation of 65% fixed income. Related news BMO to launch six new mutual funds The new portfolios are intended to provide advisors with broader asset allocation choices for their clients. DynamicEdge Portfolios offer one ticket access to a broad range of Dynamic mutual funds, diversified by asset class, geographic region, investment style, and market capitalization. Tuesday’s launch coincides with a further diversification of the fixed-income component of certain existing DynamicEdge Portfolios to allow them to take better advantage of Dynamic’s comprehensive line-up of fixed-income funds. Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter An inhospitable environment for bond ETFs Keywords Fund launches,  Fixed-income fundsCompanies Dynamic Funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

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first_img Les O’Brien and Barb Shourounis were each approved as public directors for three-year terms. O’Brien is a former chairman of the Nova Securities Commission (NSSC) and Shourounis was a director of the Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission (SFSC). Additionally, Sandy Grant and Janet Woodruff were approved as public directors for a one-year term. Grant is a former executive at the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA), which is one of the predecessors to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Woodruff is a longtime corporate executive and director. Three industry directors were also approved at the AGM: Sonny Goldstein, president of Toronto’s Goldstein Financial Investments Inc.; Frank Laferriere, senior vice president & chief operating officer of Toronto’s Mandeville Wealth Services Inc.; and David Losier, vice president & CFO, Fédération des caisse populaire acadiennes ltée and general manager, Acadia Financial Services Inc. and Acadia Life in New Brunswick. They will serve two-year terms. MFDA members also approved several proposed rule changes, including amendments to proficiency rules, its rule dealing with referral arrangements, and client reporting. See also: MFDA proposes new proficiency rules for planners OSC vice-chair’s position extended to 2022 A handful of former regulators have been appointed to the serve on the board of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). The MFDA held its annual general meeting (AGM) in Toronto on Wednesday, which saw four new public directors appointed to the board of the self-regulatory organization. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img James Langton OSC adds vice chair, commissioner SEC names new top cop Related newslast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedCommunity Dispute Tribunals Could Ease Court Case Backlogs – PM RelatedCommunity Dispute Tribunals Could Ease Court Case Backlogs – PM Community Dispute Tribunals Could Ease Court Case Backlogs – PM UncategorizedNovember 16, 2007 RelatedCommunity Dispute Tribunals Could Ease Court Case Backlogs – PMcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, has indicated that he will, for public discussion, reintroduce the proposal for community dispute tribunals.This, Mr. Golding said, would fit into the government’s community-based approach to development, and ease the burden on the country’s courts. “Part of the problem with our justice system is that it is overloaded. We have a backlog at the end of each year of over 400, 00 cases pending in our courts. This has been consistent for the past five to six years. 95 per cent of those are in the resident magistrate court.Every year, we have 300,000 new cases being filed in court, and we struggle hard to dispose of them. We are disposing of some of them 6 years after the cases actually came to court,” Mr. Golding said.He was making the keynote address at the awards ceremony for the Better Environments for Social Transformation (BEST) Community competition at the Stella Maris church hall on (Nov. 15).The Prime Minister said many of the cases had to do with family disputes of one sort or another, as well as minor drug offences.As it relates to the latter, he noted that, “We are going to have to examine our international treaty obligations, to see whether there is room for us to take a more enlightened approach to dealing with minor drug offences, as a means of getting some of that congestion our of the court system.”Mr. Golding said many of the cases, which stem from domestic disputes, sit in court for years. However, he said “many of those are disputes which we believe, if we put in the right architecture in the community, could probably be resolved”.Thus, he said, the government was seeking to explore the possibility of establishing community disputes tribunals, which would engage the services of Justices of the Peace.“The title of Justice of the Peace suggest a function that has something to do with justice, and an obligation to be part of a process of maintaining the peace , and therefore we want to look at the JPs as perhaps a critical functionary, to work within the community, within the ambit of these community dispute tribunals, so instead of going to the court, can we sit down within the community, with the leaders of the community, and see to what extent we can resolve some of these issues. It would have to be done with the agreement of the disputing parties,” he explained.Prime Minister Golding emphasized that communities should be empowered, through capacity-building assistance, to allow them to identify, pursue, and implement their own priorities.With this approach, he said, “there would be less need for big government, as more of government would have been repatriated to where the power comes from in the first place, and that is, the people themselves”.The BEST Community Competition is an annual national competition that encourages community self-help activities. Patronized by Governor General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, the competition aims to strengthen and improve local communities on a sustainable basis; foster civic engagement, self-reliance, increased partnerships, participation, service to communities and voluntary contributions; and improve the lives of people by providing meaningful opportunities to serve and meet their most pressing needs as part of a community.Among other things, it also seeks to instill a sense of pride, better values, attitudes and self worth, to unite members in a common cause, that would lead to the needed community actions for spiritual, educational, physical, social and economic development. The competition and programme focuses on eight areas to achieve these goals, including built environment; natural environment; socio-economic environment; education; health and waste management; heritage and culture; and youth development. This year, 132 communities were judged. Advertisementslast_img read more

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first_imgProgress underway at Boongaree Rotary Nature Play Park Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce that the first stage of Boongaree’s inclusive Rotary Nature Play Park is progressing well.The early childhood zone is currently under construction and includes accessible adventure play equipment and numerous opportunities for nature play, including sand and water play, climbing logs, bridges, tunnels, cubby house, tractor and more.The current works will deliver a flying fox, climbing nets, sensory play, family picnic and BBQ spaces, amenities with lift and change facilities, exercise equipment and many more elements to create an exciting and inclusive play space for the community and visitors to enjoy.Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Amanda Findley, acknowledged the importance of the project, as it will provide equal access and opportunities for play to everyone.“The park will provide an inclusive play space with various play opportunities for all age groups including swinging, sliding and climbing challenges.“It’s great to see this project progressing well and once complete, will provide an important hub for the community to come together in play and recreation. “Whilst the park is looking near complete, it will for now remain located within an off-limits construction area for the safety of the community. The youth zone and nature play park sections are anticipated to open officially by the end of this year” Clr Findley said.Grahame Sweeney, Chair of the Rotary Club of Berry Nature Play Park Committee is pleased with the progress to date “Rotary’s vision of developing an exciting place for children of all ages and abilities to play, exercise and have fun, is well underway. We are all watching it come together and waiting in anticipation for it to be finished” said Mr Sweeney.Stages 2 and 3 of Boongaree – the pump track and new skatepark are progressing to the preparation of tender for construction phase. Construction is expected to commence next financial year.Shoalhaven City Council are delivering the Rotary Nature Play Park in partnership with the Rotary Club of Berry, the Federal Government Building Better Region fund and the NSW Government Building Stronger Country Communities fund and Everyone Can Play grant. /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:BBQ, Berry, building, childhood, children, community, council, exercise, Family, Federal, federal government, Government, local council, NSW, project, Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven City Councillast_img read more

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