Designs And Tender Released For Eighth Vertical School

first_imgDesigns And Tender Released For Eighth Vertical School VIC PremierVictoria will soon have another new vertical government school to address population growth across the inner city – thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Sheena Watt today unveiled the innovative designs by ARM Architecture for the vertical North Melbourne Hill Primary School (interim name) at Molesworth Street, with the project now also out to tender.The designs showcase a range of world-class facilities spanning multiple levels, and will include general purpose classrooms, breakout spaces, gymnasium, kitchen garden and library. The plans include a large flexible outdoor space with universal access, play equipment, seating and a tiered amphitheatre for events and performances.A tree-lined laneway will be built to the south of the school as part of a broader redevelopment of North Melbourne. This laneway will have separate access to the kindergarten, school and the sports courts, while the local community will be able to access the outdoor play space after school hours.A kindergarten for three- and four-year-old children will be built on level five of the vertical school with plans for two children’s rooms and outdoor learning, complete with sandpit and cubby.The delivery of the kindergarten is part of the Labor Government’s promise to build a kindergarten on-site or next door to every new Victorian primary school, reducing the burden of the dreaded ‘double-drop off’ for parents and making the transition to school easier for students.Construction works will start mid-year on the school and it will open to students in 2023.The project has been funded by the Labor Government with more than $36 million invested in the Victorian Budget 2020-21, a further $5 million delivered from the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund and $2.15 million for planning in the Victorian Budget 2018/19.In the past five years, the Labor Government has invested more than $9 billion in excess of 1,600 school upgrades – creating 10,000-plus construction jobs – and is ahead on its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026.Designs for the new school can be viewed at schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/schools/Pages/NorthMelbourneHillAs stated by Minister for Education James Merlino“We’re rolling out eight vertical government schools to make sure there are enough school places for young Victorians across the inner city.”As stated by Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt“The new state-of-the-art kinder will boost capacity as we roll out our landmark Three-Year-Old kinder reforms and make the transition to school even easier for local students.”As stated by Member for Northern Metropolitan Sheena Watt“We are delivering new schools right across the inner city so that every child can access a great local school.” /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:Amphitheatre, Andrews, architecture, AusPol, Australia, childhood, children, community, education, Government, infrastructure, Melbourne, Minister, Molesworth, planning, project, students, Victorialast_img read more

Signing of Public Sector Pay Agreement Postponed

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and unions representing Government workers has been postponed. The agreement was scheduled to be signed Friday (June 24) at Jamaica House, but Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who returned from a one week vacation Thursday (June 22), has advised that the signing has been deferred. He explained that this was to facilitate consultations being carried out by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) and the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) with their members this weekend. The contract will cover the implementation of the seven percent wage increase for Public Sector workers this year, and a schedule for payment of the outstanding retroactive wages due from fiscal years 2009/10 and 2010/11. In a release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Mr. Golding said that following discussions with a number of the representative groups which have already accepted the Government’s payment schedule, he decided that, in keeping with the spirit of goodwill and the constructive engagement that has attended the latest round of negotiations, it was necessary to allow for the fullest consultation to take place among the remaining three groups.   The Prime Minister said he hoped this facilitation would have a positive impact on the groups’ acceptance of the Government’s proposals, and an appreciation of the obligation of his administration to exercise fiscal constraints to preserve the gains made so far, in restoring the economy to a path which can guarantee sustained economic growth. Mr. Golding has extended his appreciation to the fifteen (15) trade organisations which have already accepted the proposal – 11 of which are major unions under the umbrella of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, as well as the Police Officers Association, the Island Special Constabulary Force Officers Association; Island Special Constabulary Force Association (Rank and File) and the United District Constables Association. RelatedSigning of Public Sector Pay Agreement Postponed RelatedSigning of Public Sector Pay Agreement Postponed Signing of Public Sector Pay Agreement Postponed Finance & Public ServiceJune 24, 2011 By Balford Henry, JIS Reporter & Editor RelatedSigning of Public Sector Pay Agreement Postponedlast_img read more

Laughing Matters – What Trump Should Do With His “Blank” Strap

first_img Comments are closed. HomeOpinionColumnsLaughing Matters – What Trump Should Do With His “Blank” Strap Oct. 11, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsFeaturedGovernmentLaughing MattersNewsPoliticsLaughing Matters – What Trump Should Do With His “Blank” StrapJack Neworth2 years agofraudulent Trump UniversityNixon drunkTrump jock strapTrump Nixon ImpeachmentsTrump Travis BickleTrump Temper Tantrum Lately there have been numerous comparisons of Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. For starters, both Republicans faced impeachment inquiries and both appeared to have mental health issues. Nixon, for example, in his final days as President, drank excessively. Trump shuns alcohol but once admitted, “I’d be the world’s worst if I drank.”(He’s pretty close, as is.)Back to Nixon, on August, 7, 1974, the inebriated president begged Henry Kissinger to kneel and join him in praying to the paintings of former presidents. Reluctantly, Kissinger complied. (Imagine Nixon’s reaction if suddenly Henry had begun rocking back and forth, davening.)Ironically, Trump’s many incoherent ramblings seem exactly like an obnoxious, loud drunk at the end of the bar. Last week Trump hosted the Finnish President, Sauli Niinistö, who witnessed a Trump tantrum firsthand.Niinistö, had to endure Trump’s rambling and vicious attacks on the press. Niinistö was cool and collected, though, at times, he looked like he longed for it all to be over. (Boy, can I relate.) However it only got worse and ended with what seemed like Trump’s doing Robert DeNiro in “Taxi Driver.”The target of Trump’s unbridled wrath was Reuters White House reporter, Jeff Mason, who refused to be bullied. “What favor did you want from the President of Ukraine” “Are you talking to me?” Trump responded, barely able to contain his anger.In a tone resembling Travis Bickle, the violent Vietnam War vet taxi driver, Trump all but ordered Mason to ask Niinistö a question. It was obvious he did so to dodge the question directed at him. (For Trump supporters name one other POTUS who has ever engaged in these tantrums, which, in this instance, ran 17 very painful and embarrassing minutes.)Of course, Niinistö may have already had a rather unfavorable opinion of Trump who, in November, 2018, claimed the Finish President counseled him that to avoid forest fires in California “We should sweep the forest floors.” Naturally, it’s beyond absurd to compare the two climates as Finland extends all the way to the Arctic Circle. In addition, Niinistö, who would seem to have no ax to grind, no pun intended, adamantly said no such conversation took place.This week’s column title is in reference to when Trump tore into Congressman Adam Schiff for disrespecting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “You know, there’s an expression, ‘he couldn’t carry his ‘blank’ strap.” Keep in mind, minutes earlier Trump had tweeted “BULLSHIT.”In the past, things Trump has tweeted were “bullshit” include: Robert Mueller’s report, climate change, the Oscars and a New Yorker story about the late and disgraced Roger Ailes. (Which, was 100% true.) But this was the first time Trump has tweeted BULLSHIT in all caps. And yet, a suddenly prudish Donald refused to say “jock strap.” Go figure.This brings me full circle to the comparison of Trump to Nixon, who despite his criminal behavior, revered the office and history of the presidency. Proudly, it seems, Trump doesn’t read and the only history he knows is what he sees on Fox News. Nixon knew what was expected of the president, knew he had fallen horribly short and thus tried to cover it up. Trump, it appears, could care less about what’s expected of an American President. Nixon tried to deny his criminal behavior in a cover up, whereas Trump seems to say in public, “Yeah, I did it. So what?”Nixon was raised in near poverty, worked hard and served in the Navy during WW2. Trump was born with a silver spoon in his butt, never worked unless you call coning people work and dodged the military with what was in all likelihood a fictitious bone spurt, so bogus he couldn’t remember on which foot he supposedly had it.And now Trump is on a made-up anti-corruption mission and is asking foreign nations, including our adversaries to help in this contrived cause. Remarkably, in the entire world, the only supposed corruption he’s found is that of a political rival. Go figure.But every once in a while Trump, the self described “chosen one,” and “stable genius” who has “great and unmatched wisdom,” tells the truth. Keep in mind he paid $25 million to settle the fraudulent Trump University case, it’s fitting he recently said, “I’m all about corruption.”As of a few days ago, Trump is subjecting our allies, the Kurds, to being massacred by the Turks. Apparently, his reason is, “They didn’t help us at Normandy.” Say what?! So do we abandon Japan, Italy and Germany?Trump’s disastrous withdrawal from Syria is receiving vehement bi-partisan castigation. Even a Fox News poll reveals “51% of the country want him removed from office.” Poor, little Donnie. It seems the least he should be allowed to do is say “jock strap.”Jack is at: facebook.com/jackneworth, twitter.com/jackneworth and [email protected] :fraudulent Trump UniversityNixon drunkTrump jock strapTrump Nixon ImpeachmentsTrump Travis Bickleshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment October 11, 2019 at 10:15 AM As bad as Nixon was, Trump is much, much worse. Lest we forget, Kissinger may be a war criminal and it is said that he can’t travel outside the United States for fear he will be arrested. 1 Comment Don Bay says: Jack Neworthview all postsPerson with measles visited Erewhon Market in Santa Monica this weekReed Park prepares for ‘The MOVEMENT’You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agolast_img read more

High Wind Warning Along Turnagain Arm

first_imgThis warning means loose objects may become projectiles and driving along the turnagain arm will be hazardous. That wind warning is in effect until 1 pm this afternoon when winds will peak sometime around then. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Any peninsula residents driving to Anchorage should keep a high wind warning for the Turnagain Arm in mind when traveling. Southeast winds are expected from 30 to 55 miles per hour with gusts from 65 to 75 miles per hour. The cities included in the warning are Anchorage, Indian, Eagle River and Turnagain Arm with higher elevations.last_img read more

Kyowa, Hasegawa fights set

first_imgIt will be the third title defense for both Hasegawa, who has a 20-2 career record with seven knockouts, and Kyowa, who is 16-1 with six KOs. Garcia is 35-4, including 20 knockouts, and Trejo is 25-14 with 13 KOs. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img WBC champions Hozumi Hasegawa and Eagle Kyowa will face Mexican challengers in a title doubleheader at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Nov. 13, boxing officials said Friday.Hasegawa will fight top-ranked Genaro Garcia in a bantamweight match postponed after the Japanese champion broke a chest bone in June, while Japan-based minimumweight Thai boxer Kyowa will take on seventh-ranked Lorenzo Trejo.last_img read more

Ali-Mohamed, Pestano-Belle guide GCC past Rising Stars

first_imgHalf-centuries from national player, Ronaldo Alimohamed and Martin Pestano-Belle, saw Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) beating Rising Stars by seven wickets on Sunday. Playing at the former international venue, Bourda, in an invitational match to prepare for the upcoming season, Essequibo-based, Rising Stars won the toss and opted to bat in the 30-overs-a-side affair, posting 147 all out in 29.5 overs. GCC, in reply, reached 148-3 in 23 overs.Alimohamed took the fight to the Essequibians with a belligerent 50-ball 85 that included five fours and five sixes, the first of which went over long off to bring up his half century.The 20-year-old forged a 108-run third wicket partnership with Pestano-Belle who seemed a mere spectator to Alimohamed’s assault. However, Pestano-Belle got to work later on to end unbeaten on a run-a-ball 50, decorated with four fours and one six. Andy Ramnarine (1-17), Ottis Roberts (1-28) and Ravindra Narine (1-31) were the wicket takers for Rising Stars.Earlier, the visitors were indebted to a 68-run third-wicket stand between Robert Latchman (43) and Roberts (34) after left-arm spinner, Stephon Wilson (2-24) removed both openers.Latchman finessed four fours and two sixes before edging to the wicketkeeper off of Alimohamed while Roberts hammered three sixes and two fours before suffering the same fate, this time off of left-arm spinner, Devon Lord (2-23). Bernard Bailey (2-26) then rocked the middle order before Zachary Jodah bowled Ramnarine and a run out ended Rising Stars’ innings.last_img read more

Teen gang home invasion

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie A disability pensioner has described the terrifying moment a gang of thugs armed with baseball bats stormed…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Singh, Dunnigan and Glick Named Soccer Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Hope Sabadash, Southeastern Louisiana; Megan Delaney, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Bailey Fontenot, Lamar. Southland Soccer Weekly Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Bri Singh was named Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Stephen F. Austin senior defender Megan Dunnigan was tabbed defensive player of the week and Stephen F. Austin senior Morgan Glick was selected as goalkeeper of the week, the league office announced Tuesday.  Honorable Mention: Hanna Barker, Stephen F. Austin; Julia Ranalli, Northwestern State; Kaitlyn Caro, Nicholls; Alexus Aviles, Lamar; Shelby Wilson, Central Arkansas.Defensive Player of the Week – Megan Dunnigan, Stephen F. AustinDunnigan captained the SFA back line to a 1-1 record to open the season. With her defensive command, the Ladyjacks shutout Oregon State to give SFA its first-ever win over a Pac-12 team in program history. The Ladyjacks also limited No. 9 Texas A&M to just one goal. The Round Rock, Texas (Vista Ridge H.S.), native played all 180 minutes of SFA’s two games. Honorable Mention: Chelsea Villaescusa, Southeastern Louisiana; Emma Biba, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Stacia Carroll, Central Arkansas.Goalkeeper of the Week – Morgan Glick, Stephen F. Austin Glick, a senior from Boerne, Texas (Champion H.S.), helped SFA to a 1-1 record to open the season. She stopped Oregon State from finding the back of the net for a 2-0 shutout win against the Beavers. In Sunday’s match against No. 9 ranked Texas A&M, she faced 35 shots and surrendered only one goal while making eight saves. In two matches, Glick only gave up only one goal while recording 10 saves on 39 shots.center_img Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player. To receive honorable mention, a student-athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. Offensive Player of the Week – Bri Singh, Southeastern LouisianaSingh, Southeastern’s leading scorer in 2013, scored both of the Lady Lions’ goals in Friday’s season-opening 2-0 win over Jackson State. The Lancaster, Calif. (Lancaster H.S.), native took six shots, three of which were on goal, and scored twice in 129 minutes of play.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Liverpool set for FA Cup shock at Crystal Palace?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims Liverpool could be in for an FA Cup shock when they face Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.There’s also a look at the vacant manager’s role at Aston Villa, with Tim Sherwood and Glenn Hoddle linked with the top job at Villa Park, following Paul Lambert’s departure.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Man headbutted, poured drink over and sent vile texts to former girlfriend

first_imgA man who could not accept the break-up of his relationship headbutted his former girlfriend, poured drinks over her and then sent her a series of vile text messages.Kieran Callaghan appeared in court following the attacks on his former partner Martina Mulhern in Letterkenny. The court heard how that although the relationship was brief, 33-year-old Callaghan could not accept the break-up.After the relationship broke down, Callaghan approached Ms MUlhern on a number of occasions.On July 2nd, 2017 in the Warehouse Bar, he approached her on two occasions and poured two drinks over her head.On July 17th, Ms Mulhern was socialising in the Voodoo NIghtclub in Letterkenny when she was approached by Callaghan.He headbutted the woman causing her swelling and bruising to her face.Callaghan, of Garrison Hill in Killygordon also admitted sending a series of disgusting text messages to his former girlfriend.Garda Inspector Barry Doyle said the text messages were very offensive and included “F*** you tramp. You rotten piece of s***. I hope you die a painful one”, “You are a pathetic lowlife scumbag I never loved you” and “I hope you fall off a cliff.”The court was told that Callaghan had previously appeared in court for breaking a window in Ms Mulhern’s home in Ardara on the night he poured drinks over her headSolicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian, said Callaghan had tendered an apology to Ms Mulhern and that it was sincere.He said his client had been distraught and had experienced emotions of hopelessness and despair after the couple’s break-up.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 14th next and asked the court for a probation report and victim impact statement from Ms Mulhern.Man headbutted, poured drink over and sent vile texts to former girlfriend was last modified: November 14th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackcourtdonegalKieran Callaghanrelationshiplast_img read more