12 Days of Local Land Services Christmas The striking Regent Honeyeater is a threatened species in NSW, with conservation efforts underway across the state to protect this species and the habitat it depends on.Take a look at how we are protecting the Regent Honeyeater across the state:Woodland Birds on Farms – Central TablelandsSaving the Swifty and helping the Honeyeater – Greater SydneyBringing back the Regent Honeyeater – HunterProtecting woodland bird habitat for Regent Honeyeaters – North West. /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:bird, Central, conservation, Government, habitat, Local Land Services, New South Wales, NSW, species, Sydney
In a letter to the editor, Jersey City Board of Education candidate Natalia Ioffe called Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marcia Lyles “a hard worker, a leader and a visionary” when speaking about her track record. Dear editor,Any leader must be prepared for scrutiny and criticism. The only people who never get criticized are people who don’t endeavor to do anything meaningful. Even mistakes of strategy or judgement are all part of the necessary working process, provided that mistakes lead to improvement.With that in mind, I support our Superintendent of schools Dr. Marcia Lyles, because I know her to be a hard worker, a leader and a visionary.In an environment that is prone to administrative complacency, to see a leading executive work as hard as she does can impress even the harshest critic.While frequently working around the clock, Dr. Lyles always answers emails promptly and thoroughly. Although she may not always be able to satisfy the query or grant a request, she always provides feedback and tries to find a best solution.Her accomplishments speak for themselves as graduation rates have increased and drop-out rates have decreased. Slowly but surely, improvements are being made in all areas of school infrastructure.Some of the issues that are always talked about are food and facilities. To help schools that do not have production kitchens and rely on “pre-plate” lunches, a satellite program has been launched, in which schools with production kitchens supply freshly cooked meals.Several schools have been included in this program and the goal is to implement it district-wide. Capital improvements are continuously made throughout the district, and the Superintendent presents detailed reports on their progress to the parent representatives at the start of every school year.Attending Citywide Parent Advisory meetings and hearing Dr. Lyles personally update parents on the district’s victories and challenges gives us an understanding of the process and defines a common goal.Natalia IoffeJersey City Board of Education candidate CommunityJersey City TAGSjersey city board of educationletters to the editormarcia lylesnatalia ioffe SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hoboken man killed in motorcycle crash on N.J. Turnpike in Kearny, state police say Previous articleIn wake of 11-year-old’s death, Jersey City residents rally for safer JFK BoulevardNext articleHoboken police receive $16k state grant for ‘Walk Safe Hoboken’ campaign John Heinis Bayonne By John Heinis – October 17, 2016 11:18 am 0 Community Facebook Twitter LETTER: Jersey City BOE candidate Ioffe says Lyles is getting the job done Bayonne 2-alarm fire leaves six people displaced, one suffers minor injuries, fire chief says Bayonne
Crystal Castles have debuted their first song since one half of the duo, lead singer Alice Glass, announced she was quitting the band last year. The new vocalist is someone named Edith, according to Crystal Castles’ Facebook page.Remaining member Ethan Kath released a snide statement against his former partner, which has since been edited.Kath initially wrote, “I wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. I think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. It should be rewarding for her considering she didn’t appear on Crystal Castles’ best known songs, (she’s not on ‘Untrust Us’. ‘Not In Love’, ‘Vanished’, ‘Crimewave’, ‘Vietnam’, ‘Magic Spells’, ‘Knights’, ‘Air War’, ‘Leni’, ‘Lovers Who Uncover’, ‘Violent Youth’, ‘Reckless’, ‘Year of Silence’, ‘Intimate’, ‘1991’, ‘Good Time’, ‘Violent Dreams’ etc.). People often gave her credit for my lyrics and that was fine, I didn’t care.”His post has since been edited to read: “I wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. I think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. It should be rewarding for her.”Listen to the new track, “Frail,” here.
Duane RankinBama was recently ranked at No. 4 in the football playoffs, a fact that carries a lot more weight with fans than Coach Nick Saban, apparently. LSU is somehow considered an underdog in their game Saturday against Bama, which will be a battle to see who screws up first. Also, Auburn plays Texas A&M on Saturday. The Tigers are 4-4 this year, though it feels worse. Join Advertiser sports columnist Duane Rankin for all this and more in this week’s RFP: Rankin File Podcast.RFP: How is LSU a TD underdog to Bama? by Montgomery Advertiser
Southwest Airlines has been rated as the most trusted airline in the United States and the only one to make the top 10 in a recently released survey of the nation’s most trustworthy brands.California’s The Values Institute surveyed more than 1400 people nationally and measured the trustworthiness of 40 brands in seven key industries.Online retailer Amazon topped the list but Southwest came fifth after hotel group Marriott, software giant Microsoft and the Hilton group.Other airlines ranked in the survey were Delta (21st), JetBlue (24th), American (27th), Alaska (29th) and United (30th).The airlines were ranked ahead of a gaggle of auto insurers, including State Farm and Allstate, as well as fast food chain McDonald’s. They also beat retailers Walmart and Sears as well as phone companies Sprint and T-Mobile.With the exception of Southwest, they were all ranked behind companies such as hamburger chain Wendy’s, retailer Costco, coffee vendor Starbucks and technology giants Samsung, Panasonic and Apple.The survey looked at competence, consistency, candor, concern and connection.Competence was an indicator of a company’s ability to efficiently and effectively meet customer expectations while consistency measured reliability, stability and dependability.Concern, candor and connection looked at issues such as sincerity, authenticity, honesty and empathy as well the emotional connection with a brand.Southwest was rated the highest in terms of customer satisfaction with the survey noting the low-cost carrier had worked to create a distinct personality “through everything from open passenger seating to flight attendants who sing the safety demonstrations”.“Southwest has a fun environment and quirky culture that has proven to be (a) proficient operation in getting its travelers from point A to point B in an efficient, affordable manner,’’ it said.The Values Institute partners with the California State University-Fullerton.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has accused Nvidia Corp of infringing several of its semiconductor-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a lawsuit against the Korean company in September.Samsung, which filed its lawsuit on Monday, is seeking damages for deliberate infringement of several technical patents, including a few that govern the way semiconductors buffer and use data.The Asian electronics company also accuses Nvidia of false advertising when it says its “Shield” tablet sports the world’s fastest mobile processor, the Tegra. Samsung cites benchmarking studies performed by researchers at Primate Labs as proving that claim false.Samsung’s lawsuit, filed on Monday, came after Nvidia accused the Asian company and rival Qualcomm Inc of infringing patents on its graphics-processing unit (GPU).”We’ll review and respond to these new claims against us, and look forward to presenting our case on how Nvidia GPU patents are being used without a license,” Nvidia said in a statement on Tuesday.Nvidia also pointed to a benchmarking study that supported its claim that the Tegra was the fastest mobile processor on the market.
Singer songwriter Jackson Browne announces a benefit concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM.Jackson Browne announces a benefit concert at Pechanga Resort & CasinoThe benefit concert, Honoring Quiltman, will be held in the Pechanga Theater. Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster.com.Accompanying Jackson are longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals) and Jeff Young (keyboards). Also performing is John Trudell’s BAD DOG with Joel Rafael.The benefit concert, Honoring Quiltman, celebrates Quiltman Sahme, a traditional American Indian singer and drummer from Simnasho in Warm Springs, Oregon. In August of 2017, Quiltman lost his family home in the Warm Springs Reservation wildfire.In the early 1980s, Quiltman began performing with American Indian activist, speaker and poet John Trudell. Trudell was a leader of the Occupation of Alcatraz in the late 1960s and Chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973-79. He passed away in December 2015. Quiltman continues to sing with the original band members of John Trudell’s BAD DOG. John Trudell’s BAD DOG includes Mark Shark (guitars), Ricky Eckstein (bass & keyboards), Billy Watts (guitars), Debra Dobkin (percussion), Quiltman and his son Teewhanee Sahme (traditional vocals) along with Joel Rafael (vocals).For more information, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.
Injured Pedro was substituted with Callum Hudson-Odoi at the end of the first half in the game between Chelsea and Watford on Wednesday.Although Chelsea went home victorious, they went with a hamstring injuries and Chelsea manager has revealed why Hudson-Odoi was withdrawn for the last few minutes of the game“‘He played for the first time in the Premier League this season, he played for 55 minutes very well. We had a little injury with his hamstring one week ago and 10 minutes from the end he had pain in the same point so we preferred to change. I can understand that [the fans being disappointed] but there wasn’t another solution, it was too dangerous,” Sarri said via Chelsea’s official website.When asked about to respond to the offensive chants coming from the away end, he said:Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“No. Because I didn’t hear anything. I think first of all I want to speak with my club. Secondly, I don’t want to generalise because in 99 percent of cases our fans are very good. In every community, there are some stupid people and all together we have to fight against the stupid people, but not against the Chelsea fans.”Hudson-Odoi confirms on Snapchat that he got subbed off due to an injury, so everyone can get off Sarri’s case now #CFC #WATCHE pic.twitter.com/o5fRIk81aI— Adi🇧🇦 (@AdmirableAlvaro) December 26, 2018
Sassuolo forward Kevin-Prince Boateng is reportedly set to complete a six-month loan move to Barcelona after an agreement was reachedThe Catalan giants are currently short of centre-forward options following Paco Alcacer and Munir El Haddadi’s departures.This has left Luis Suarez, who will turn 32 this month, to bear most of the workload despite the need to be managed more carefully at this stage of his career.Therefore, Barcelona have gone out in a desperate search for a backup option with Goal reporting they have an agreement with Sassuolo for Boateng in a six-month loan deal with the option of making it permanent this summer for €8m.The report adds that Boateng bid his Sassuolo teammates goodbye today and has now set out to Catalunya to undergo a medical examination.Since arriving at Sassuolo last summer, Boateng has managed four goals and an assist in 13 Serie A appearances after spending last season at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The 31-year-old has previously played for Hertha BSC, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, AC Milan, Schalke 04 and UD Las Palmas.At the Canary Islands, Boateng scored 10 goals in 28 La Liga appearances during his sole campaign at the club in the 2016/17 season.Meanwhile, Barcelona had previously been linked with moves for Girona’s star striker Cristhian Stuani and Chelsea’s unsettled player Alvaro Morata.But a move for either player failed to materialise with Boateng becoming Barcelona’s second arrival of this month’s transfer window.Ernesto Valverde’s side have signed Jeison Murillo from Valencia in another loan deal until the end of the season, while Toulouse centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo will join them this summer.Should the deal go ahead, then Boateng could be in contention to make his Barcelona debut in Sunday’s Catalan derby against Girona in La Liga, where they hope to maintain their four-point advantage over Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.