Have your say on riverside Crown Land rules

first_imgHave your say on riverside Crown Land rules View original release here.The Victorian Government is encouraging farmers, fishers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts to have their say on proposed regulations to govern recreational activity on Crown Land with river frontage and grazing licences.In 2018, the Government committed to guarantee access to fishing and camping on Crown Land that has grazing licences and water frontage to help friends and families spend more time together outdoors.To enable the implementation of this commitment, Parliament recently passed amendments to the Land Act 1958 to remove the prohibition of camping on licensed river frontages.To support the changes, the Victorian Government will create consistent regulations for these licensed areas.The public is already able to already able to lawfully access licensed river frontages for recreation such as fishing, hiking and picnicking. The consistency will help allow recreational users better understand what can and cannot occur when accessing these areas.The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have drafted proposed regulations to govern the recreational use of Crown Land that has grazing licences and water frontage.These changes will allow for camping in appropriate areas from 1 September 2021, allowing time for extensive consultation with stakeholders, including an online public consultation period opening today for six weeks.These regulations governing the use of the land for camping will be enforced to ensure the best interests of licensees, livestock, the environment, and recreational users.The Government is asking people to provide their feedback on the proposed regulations online at www.engage.vic.gov.au/regulated-watercourse-land-regulations /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:camping, environment, Fisheries, fishing, Government, Internet, livestock, online, parliament, planning, public consultation, Victoria, Waterlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Marketing Professor Wins Best Paper Award In France

first_imgMeg Campbell, assistant professor of marketing at the CU-Boulder College of Business, won the best paper award at the Fourth International Research Seminar on Marketing Communications and Consumer Behavior. Her paper, “Brand Familiarity and the Onset of Advertising Wearout” was selected from among 36 papers for the award. The conference, sponsored by the Institute d’Administration des Enterprises, was held in La Londe les Maures, France, in June. Campbell’s research found that consumers are more tolerant of advertising repetition when a brand has strong awareness in the marketplace. All products experience varying degrees of advertising wearout, she explained, which occurs when consumers begin to develop negative attitudes toward a brand after too much exposure to repetitive advertising. An established company such as Nike, however, can run the same advertisement for a longer period of time than a new company, Campbell said. Consumers are familiar with Nike products and they are more lenient toward seeing the same ads over and over. “Known companies can spend less money on advertising because they don’t have to create new ads as often to get the same effectiveness from their marketing efforts,” she said. Campbell’s research interests include consumers’ responses to branding tactics and consumer understanding of persuasion. She earned her doctorate degree from Stanford University. Published: Aug. 21, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Casella offers $131.6 million in Class A common stock

first_imgCasella Waste Systems Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Casella Waste Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CWST(link is external)), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,350,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $56.00 per share, before offering discounts. The offering will result in aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $131.6 million to Casella, before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. Casella also granted the underwriters of the offering an option for a period of 30 days to purchase up to an additional 352,500 shares of Class A common stock. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Casella. The offering is expected to close on or about October 23, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.Shares closed Tuesday at $60.10 (52 Week Low: $34.35; 52 Week High: $61.77).Casella intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including potential acquisitions or development of new operations or assets with the goal of complementing or expanding its business, working capital and capital expenditures.Raymond James and BofA Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Stifel, UBS Investment Bank and Keybanc Capital Markets are acting as co-managers for the offering.The shares are being offered by Casella pursuant to an effective automatic shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) that was previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  The offering is being made only by means of the written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the offering was filed with the SEC on October 20, 2020 and is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. (link is external) A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will form a part of the registration statement, and will also be available on the SEC’s website.Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may also be obtained from Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716, or by telephone at (800) 248-8863, or by e-mail to [email protected](link sends e-mail); or BofA Securities, Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, at 200 North College Street, NC1-004-03-43, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, telephone: 800-294-1322 or email: [email protected](link sends e-mail).This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification of these securities under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides resource management expertise and services to residential, commercial, municipal and industrial customers, primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling and organics services in the northeastern United States.Source: RUTLAND, Vt., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Casella Waste Systems, Inclast_img read more

Society wins clarity on independent advice

first_imgA Law Society campaign has led the government to re-draft legislation to remove uncertainty over whether a dismissed employee’s solicitor may be said to provide ‘independent’ advice on a compromise agreement. Compromise agreements are undertakings between employers and dismissed employees, whereby in return for a severance payment the former employee agrees not to take a case to a tribunal. The original wording of the Equality Act 2010 makes such agreements binding if certain conditions are met, such as the employee receiving advice from an ‘independent adviser’ about the terms. The Law Society’s employment law committee argued that it was unclear whether an employee’s existing solicitor could be said to be an ’independent adviser’, a view that was endorsed by counsel. Last year, a practice note to this effect on the Law Society website received around 16,000 postings from solicitors calling for the wording to be amended. The Law Society lobbied the equalities office (part of the Home Office), and the Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Order 2012, which came into force on 6 April, now confirms that an employee’s lawyer can be an ‘independent adviser’ for the purposes of preparing a compromise agreement. Law Society president John Wotton said: ‘The wording cast doubt on whether a solicitor for the employee could be recognised as an “independent adviser”. Due to the ambiguity in the legislation, employers would not have been able safely to rely on these agreements without the risk of challenge.’last_img read more

Uganda unveils $12.3 billion budget

first_imgUganda’s legal tender (Photo: New Vision) Uganda’s legal tender (Getty Images)Uganda on Thursday unveiled a 45-trillion-shilling (12.3 billion U.S. dollars) fiscal budget that will revive the country’s economy after facing shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic, flooding and destructive desert locusts.Matia Kasaija, minister of finance, presented the 2020/21 financial year budget before parliament in a ceremony broadcast live on television.The new budget, presented under the theme “Stimulating the Economy to safeguard Livelihoods, Jobs, Businesses and Industrial Recovery,” reflects a 1.3-billion-dollar increase from the previous year.Minister Kasaija said 56.2 percent of the budget funding will come from domestic resources, while the rest will come from both local and foreign borrowing, as well as appropriation in budget aid.“The focus of the budget for the next financial year places emphasis on supporting livelihoods and the recovery of business enterprises, without losing focus on our long-term development initiatives,” the minister said.“To this end, the government will support the private sector to scale up production, and sustain and increase employment,” he added.The minister unveiled a stimulus package that will help small, medium and large enterprises withstand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.Enterprises, according to the minister, will be allowed to delay payment of corporation tax or presumptive tax due between April and June 2020. For hard-hit sectors like tourism, manufacturing, and horticulture, payment can be deferred until September 2020.The government has also introduced low interest loans that will be accessed through the Uganda Development Bank for investors in the manufacturing sector as well as commercial agriculture.Minister Kasaija said the government has increased the import tax on goods that can be locally manufactured, in a bid to promote import substitution.Instead of relying on international supply, he said the scarcity of goods created by the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that local manufacturers can be empowered to step in.The minister announced a 60-percent increase in import duty on agricultural products and a 35-percent increase on others, in a bid to boost consumption of locally made products.“We have been importing refined industrial sugar, yet we are a surplus producer of sugar. We have agreed with sugar manufacturers to produce refined industrial sugar locally and we shall protect them from imports,” Kasaija said.The minister also announced other tax incentives to further bolster local manufacturing.He said supply of agricultural equipment has been exempted from Value Added Tax (VAT), while supplies of processed milk will also be VAT exempt to enhance the price competitiveness of milk produced in the country.Kasaija said in order to respond effectively in fighting epidemics or pandemics, the government has scrapped customs tax on supplies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management.Related South Africa budget expectations Talk Africa:Tackling Africa’s budget deficitcenter_img Africa needs 12 Billion dollars needed annually to harness renewable energylast_img read more

Cebuanos dominate online skateboarding tournament

first_img“You don’t need a deck to do some amazing skateboarding,” judge Ant Claravall said about Panugalinog. MANILA – Cebuanos Margielyn Didal and Motic Panugalinog dominated their respective divisions in the Asian Skateboarding Championships 2020 Online Skate Lockdown Video Competition following a month-long deliberation by world-class judges around the world. Cebuano skateboarders Margielyn Didal (left) and Motic Panugalinog (right) rule their respective categories in the Asian Skateboarding Championships 2020 Online Skate Lockdown Video Competition. The event was launched to encourage skateboarding athletes to remain active and be creative despite being under home quarantine due to coronavirus disease 2019. MARGIELYN DIDAL INSTAGRAM/ STANDELACERNA VIA MOTIC PANUGALINOG FB PAGE The event had attracted over 162 video entries. It was launched to encourage skateboarders to remain active and be creative despite being under home quarantine due to coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic./PN “Didal did insane tricks in a quarantine setting that keyed the 2018 Asian Games gold medalist victory,” Nino Moscardi, one of the judges, wrote on the competition’s Facebook page. The 19-year-old, meanwhile, topped the men’s (8.92 points) after showcasing tricks over a sofa, a study chair and a motorcycle. The Olympic hopeful Didal, whose entry was rolling through a long-table and displaying tricks from above the kitchen sink, ruled the women’s class with a score of 8.00 points. Fellow Filipina Izza Bade, on the other hand, settled for fourth place.last_img read more

Mississippi State’s Mullen expecting test from Vanderbilt

first_imgSTARKVILLE – For weeks, Dan Mullen has told his team, fans and the media, the only reward for playing a big game in the Southeastern Conference is an even bigger one the following week.Mississippi State played in what many called the biggest game in the program history last week against Alabama.It’s reward? Vanderbilt — a team that hasn’t won a game against a major-conference opponent.“Go ask our team’s opinion of Arkansas,” Mullen said. “You could’ve said the same thing about a couple of weeks ago.”Mississippi State needed a fourth-quarter comeback against the Razorbacks two weeks ago. The Bulldogs won by a seven points in the closest game it played all year.Last week, Arkansas captured its first win more than two years with a 17-0 win against LSU.Mississippi State looks to extend Vanderbilt’s losing streak one more week.To do that, the Bulldogs have to move on from their 25-20 loss to Alabama last week, one that transferred power in the Southeastern Conference and the College Football Playoff to Alabama.Mississippi State ranked atop the CFP Rankings last week. It ranks No. 4 in the lastest poll.The final rankings will be released on Dec. 7. There’s still three weeks of SEC football, including the conference championship, to play out.The debate surrounding Mississippi State’s ranking ends with a loss in the final home game of the season.Vanderbilt ranks last in the SEC in 10 statistical categories, including scoring, total offense, turnovers and red zone offense.The Commodores’ three wins this season have come to UMass, Charleston Southern and Old Dominion. They haven’t scored more than 17 points in an SEC game since Sept. 20.There’s not much motivation to be found within Vanderbilt’s numbers. The Bulldogs can look at their own though.“We’ve made such an emphasis on winning at home and going undefeated at home would be a pretty special deal,” Mullen said.It would be only the second season where Mississippi State completed a 7-0 record at home. The only other time it happened was 1999.It would also set up one of the most important Egg Bowls in history. If Auburn beats Alabama, the winner of the Egg Bowl will represent the SEC west win the SEC championship game.It all starts with Vanderbilt, though.“There’s so much football to be played this year,” Mullen said. “We have to worry about trying to beat Vanderbilt this weekend.”Contact Michael Bonner at mbonner @gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.No. 4 Miss. State vs. VanderbiltSaturday, 6:30 p.m., SECDavis Wade Stadium, StarkvilleMSU’s Prescott among early Conerly Trophy finalistsMississippi State star quarterback Dak Prescott is among the first three finalists for the Conerly TrophyOther finalists announced Tuesday were Belhaven receiver Greg Livingston and Mississippi College defensive back Dylan Klibert.Prescott, considered one of the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy, has led No. 4 Mississippi to a 9-1 record. This season, he has 2,521 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and 861 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns.The award goes to the state’s top player at a senior college. Ten finalists are named and schools have until Tuesday to announce their finalist for the trophy. The award will be presented Dec. 2 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson.Livingson has 117 receptions for 1,341 yards and eight touchdowns. Klibert intercepted two passes and has 48 tackles, including seven for lost yardage.The Conerly Trophy is sponsored by C Spire.For entry rules and qualifications on fan voting, go to www.cspire.com/conerly beginning Nov. 25.The Dec. 2 banquet is nearly sold out. Call the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame at (601) 982-8264 for details.last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas, very close to Monaco move

first_img Jordi Cruyff advises De Jong and De Ligt to go to Barcelona RELATED STORIES The former Arsenal and Barca player has been linked with AC Milan, but Monaco are closer to signing him say L’Equipe. They say negotiations are going well between the two parties. A deal may be sealed next week. One of the key reasons is Monaco coach Thierry Henry, whom he played with at Arsenal between 2003 and 2007. Cesc Fabregas is not having the protagonism he wants under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. He has had a secondary role – playing just one entire Premier League match – and is looking for the exit. IN SPORT.ES 01/01/2019 Cesc, muy cerca del Mónaco CET Sport EN Upd. at 22:21 last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri trashes international football: There isn’t anything to learn from it!

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