London Bridge killer Usman Khan’s 2012 terror accomplice arrested

first_imgKhan killed two people and injured three others in the knife attack that started at Fishmongers’ Hall in London Bridge. Police conducted Hussain’s search warrant last night “in connection to a wider on-going review of existing licence conditions of convicted terrorism offenders”. A police officer stands at a cordon beside floral tributes left close to London Bridge (AFP via Getty Images) West Midlands Police said Hussain “was recalled to prison due to a suspected breach of his licence conditions”. Read more: City to pay tribute to victims of London Bridge attack Khan was still wearing a location tracker from prison when he killed two University of Cambridge graduates on Friday. Both gained fixed term sentences when they successfully appealed against their sentences in 2013, and were released on licence in December 2018. Those searches are continuing. A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “There is no information to suggest that the arrested man was involved in the incident at London Bridge on Friday.” A convicted terrorist who was a co-conspirator of London Bridge killer Usman Khan has been arrested on suspicion of preparing new terrorist acts. whatsapp Joe Curtis Potential targets in the 2010 plot included the then-mayor of London Boris Johnson and two rabbis. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistUndoJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Both Hussain and Khan – from Stoke-on-Trent – received indeterminate sentences with a minimum of eight years in prison each in 2012 for their parts in plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange.center_img whatsapp Read more: London Bridge killer was convicted terrorist behind London Stock Exchange plot Monday 2 December 2019 7:33 am Share The government announced plans last night to pass new anti-terror laws that would jail terrorists for at least 14 years and bar them from early release. They added that there was “no immediate risk to public safety”. Nazam Hussain, 34, from Stoke-on-Trent, was a co-conspirator in London Bridge killer Usman Khan’s 2010 plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange. Police have searched a Stoke premises where Khan had been staying, as well as a block of flats in Stafford also linked to the terrorist, in connection with Friday’s attack, according to Sky News. As Prime Minister, Johnson has supported a review of 74 people released early from terror convictions. London Bridge: Usman Khan’s 2012 terror accomplice arrested in police review of terrorists on licence Police shot him dead on London Bridge shortly after, with Khan wearing a hoax explosive device. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comlast_img read more

House Resouces hears from United Tribes of Bristol Bay about Pebble

first_imgEnergy & Mining | Southwest | State GovernmentHouse Resouces hears from United Tribes of Bristol Bay about PebbleFebruary 28, 2017 by Dave Bendinger, KDLG-Dillingham Share:The proposed Pebble Mine site looking northwest. (Photo by Jason Sear/ KDLG)The United Tribes of Bristol Bay was invited to testify Monday before the Alaska House Resources Committee in Juneau.At issue was United Tribes’ allegation that Pebble has left a mess from exploration work at their mining claims northwest of Iliamna.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Anchorage Democrat Andy Josephson invited UTBB to share findings of their 2016 report to the committee members.Josephson has been leading the charge against Pebble in the state Legislature, and now has a bigger voice as co-chair of House Resources.“This is one of the most significant environmental issues of my lifetime, fifty-two year resident of the state of Alaska,” he said. “Critically important to the state, very divisive issue, strikes me as mandatory that we would have a hearing like this.”Last summer geophysicist David Chambers was contracted by United Tribes to conduct on the ground surveys of 107 of more than 1,300 test holes dug on the Pebble claims.Chambers summed up the problems he identified into four general groups.“First of all, we found that 17 sites that we looked at had acidic soils, that’s the sort of orange colored soil,” Chambers said, using a slideshow presentation to highlight the visuals from the fieldwork. “We also found artesian drill holes … and at those holes we found that there were elevated levels of sulfate, copper, and other heavy metals in the water.”“We also found a few locations with petroleum contamination which we documented in the laboratory,” he said.The last problem he documented was that some metal well casings still stand above the surface, posing a potential hazard to winter travelers.The sites were not randomly chosen, said Chambers, but were picked based on issues documented during prior inspections.United Tribes of Bristol Bay executive director Alannah Hurley told the House Resources Committee that Pebble’s exploration activities have already impacted the ecosystem.“This report has verified the concerns of our people that they have held for the last decade,” Hurley said. “Our elders have noticed less fish in the upper river systems of the Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers.”“Our local hunters have seen our game pushed further and further away from their communities and normal patterns, due to exploration activities,” she said. “These concerns come from our people and our communities, who are seeing real impacts to our way of life.”The United Tribes report was filed as a public comment to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, which is reviewing a land use permit renewal request from Pebble.The tribal consortium asked that if DNR does renew the permit, it limit it to just one year, and require Pebble to provide a reclamation bond to cover clean-up costs in the event the company folds.The assertions against DNR’s oversight and Pebble’s stewardship were strong enough that several committee members asked why neither had been invited to testify themselves.It was “unfortunate” they didn’t get the chance, Pebble spokesman Mike Heatwole said.“We’ve said regarding the UTBB report that the allegations are demonstrably false … there’s a lot of problems with the report,” he said after the hearing. “We run a very compliant program that’s been subject to 55 separate state inspections over the course of our time out there, and we’ve repeatedly been found in compliance with the requirements for an exploration project such as ours.”DNR did delay renewing Pebble’s land use permit while it reviews the large number of public comments received.Pebble was granted a temporary extension through the end of March.The Pebble claims are being operated under “care and maintenance” status, but Pebble has raised some $37 million to continue exploration work, which could get back underway this summer after a three year hiatus.Josephson said House Resources may consider supporting UTBB’s requests that DNR add more stringent oversight of Pebble’s exploration and site reclamation.He said Monday’s hearing was mostly for informational purposes.United Tribes of Bristol Bay is a political advocacy group representing 14 area tribal councils. A contingent of its staff and board traveled to Juneau for the 30-minute presentation.Share this story:last_img read more

George Schaaf tapped to lead Juneau parks department

first_imgJuneau | Local Government | OutdoorsGeorge Schaaf tapped to lead Juneau parks departmentMarch 7, 2018 by Jacob Resneck, KTOO Share: George Schaaf will take over the City and Borough of Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department in May. (Photo courtesy CBJ) Juneau’s next Parks and Recreation Director will be George Schaaf. That’s according to a Wednesday release from the City and Borough of Juneau city manager’s office.The department oversees and maintains the city’s parks and recreation facilities. It has about 275 workers, many of them seasonal and part-time employees. His starting salary will be $123,345.60.Schaaf replaces Kirk Duncan who is retiring in May after more than decade with the city. He was hired to run the Eaglecrest Ski Area in 2004 and also led the public works department.George Schaaf previously held a city management job as the parks and landscape superintendent. He also worked as director of the nonprofit Trail Mix. He currently works as a regional regional coordinator with the U.S. Forest Service.Both Kirk Duncan and George Schaaf sit on KTOO’s board of directors.Share this story:last_img read more

Rocketing oil and gas production masks weak underlying trend in industrial production

first_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share “August’s industrial production surge stemmed from an 8.7 per cent month-on-month jump in oil and gas extraction: hence, this sector alone accounted for 90 per cent of the rise in total industrial production in the month.”“The reason to be wary of the oil and gas-inflated UK industrial production numbers is that the North Sea is one of the most expensive offshore basins on the planet, with relatively old (and expensive to maintain) kit.”Citi economist Michael Saunders points out that manufacturing declined over July and August, after posting falls in the first and second quarters of the year.“Hence, on the standard definition of two consecutive quarters of falling output, manufacturing was already in recession in the second quarter and seems likely to remain in recession in the third quarter,” Saunders said. The sector, which makes up 15 per cent of the economy, was boosted by a whopping 25.6 per cent year-on-year increase in oil and gas output. Admittedly, the figure is no stranger to volatility – but it’s still unusually highHowever, economists said underlying trends remained weak, especially in manufacturing.Despite rising on the month, manufacturing output was 0.8 per cent below the level it reached in August 2014 and remained 6.5 per cent below pre-recession levels.Manufacturers, who account for the majority of industrial production, have battled against sluggish demand from key export markets such as the Eurozone. That’s largely thanks to weak economic growth and a strong pound, which makes their goods less competitive in foreign markets.“The superficially solid data outturn in August disguises more troubling underlying trends,” said economist Ross Walker from RBS. A surge in oil and gas output lifted industrial production to a four-year high in August, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed this morning – but economists have warned the underlying trends are still weak.Total industrial production, which is mostly manufacturing but also includes mining, quarrying and utilities, climbed 1.9 per cent on the year.center_img Wednesday 7 October 2015 5:44 am Chris PapadopoullosChris Papadopoullos was City A.M.’s economics reporter until February 2016. He is an economist at OMFIF. whatsapp Rocketing oil and gas production masks weak underlying trend in industrial production last_img read more

News / US-Mexico parcel service launches as e-commerce spills into air cargo road feeder sector

first_imgBy Ian Putzger in Toronto 30/03/2016 E-commerce is spilling over into the air cargo road feeder service segment. Mexpress Transportation, which runs an expedited airfreight trucking operation across the US-Mexico border, is about to add a small parcel service to its offering, complete with final-mile delivery.“We were getting a lot of requests to move pallets to Mexico from customers looking for solutions for the final-mile delivery, not just to the airport,” said Mexpress president Carlos Duron.The company has carved out a niche by offering a transborder airfreight trucking service where the goods are moved in bond, which allows for clearance at the destination airport and avoids lengthy waiting times for clearance at the border.To obtain the necessary permits, Mexpress management had waged a lengthy campaign and enlisted the support of the local maquiladora association. The company offers a “virtual second-day air service” with transit times of 48 hours from Los Angeles to Guadalajara and from Dallas Fort Worth to Mexico City. According to Mike Gamel, chairman and head of sales, this is also faster than flying directly into Mexico City, given bottlenecks at customs and airport access in the Mexican capital.Due to the chronic congestion in the city, trucks are banned from entering the airport on weekdays from 1-8pm.To cover the final leg, Mexpress has teamed up with a Mexican parcel delivery firm, and has linked their IT systems for end-to-end tracking, which enables Mexpress’ customers to see proof of delivery via the trucker’s system.“The customer deals with one company, us. We pay for the tracking, duties and handling charges at the airport in Mexico,” said Mr Duron.Mexpress is set to launch its parcel service on 2 May. Like its airfreight traffic, parcels will be moved as one unit to the destination airport, where the trucker breaks down the ULD and hands the parcels to its Mexican partner, who performs the clearance and then delivers them to Mexican consumers.According to Mr Duron, shipments arrive at the destination airport on the second morning, are cleared the same day and put into the parcel firm’s network for delivery within two days, depending on final destination.He said that this was three or four days faster than clearing parcel shipments at the border and significantly cheaper than direct services offered by integrators.Returns will be consolidated on the Mexican side and moved north across the border, once enough volume has accumulated to fill a pallet or container.“Unless we are otherwise instructed, we will not ship individual parcels back. It’s much cheaper in consolidations,” said Mr Duron.Initiall,y all parcel shipments will be moved to Mexico City, but the partners are looking to add other transfer points at a later date. This would not only speed up transit times but also bring down costs, owing to shorter legs for the domestic delivery.Mexpress currently runs less-than-truckload service to four Mexican destinations – Guadalaraja, Mexico City, Monterrey and Queretaro – and full truckload service to 11 other airports, many of which came into the picture over the past two years. Many of the smaller airports lack the facilities to handle air cargo, according to Mr Gamel.last_img read more

Bericht: Nordkorea nach wie vor restriktivste Medienlandschaft weltweit

first_img Bericht: Nordkorea nach wie vor restriktivste Medienlandschaft weltweit Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak SHARE Voice of America [VOA] berichtete am 18. September(koreanische Zeit) unter Berufung auf den aktuellen Report von Freedom House,einer US-amerikanischen Institution, die sich mit der Verbreitung von Freiheitauf der ganzen Welt auseinandersetzt, dass Nordkorea nach wie vor dierestriktivste Medienlandschaft weltweit darstellt.Der ursprüngliche Bericht erschien im Mai 2014 und verliehNordkorea einen „Pressefreiheits-Punktestand“ von 97 – wobei  0 das beste Resultat darstellt und 100 dasschlechteste. In einer aktualisierten Fassung wurde eine Untergliederung inRecht, Politik und Wirtschaft hinzugefügt, wobei Nordkorea jeweils 30, 28 und29 Punkte erzielte.„Obwohl die Verfassung theoretisch Meinungs- undRedefreiheit garantiert, verhindern Vorschriften, die die strikteAufrechterhaltung eines ‚kollektiven Geists’ fordern, in der Praxis jeglicheBerichterstattung, die nicht von der Regierung genehmigt wird“, heißt es imReport. Jegliche Medienangebote in Nordkorea dienen als „Sprachrohre für dasRegime“, und alle Journalisten sind Mitglieder der einzigen Partei, nämlich derPartei der Arbeit Koreas.Die Einfuhr von Informationen aus dem Ausland spielt eineentscheidende Rolle dabei, die Hindernisse zu beseitigen, die den Nordkoreanernselbst den Zugriff darauf verhindern. „Die Verwendung von USB-Sticks, die vonChina nach Nordkorea geschmuggelt werden, hat den Zufluss von Informationen ausdem Ausland vergrößert“, heißt es. Auch die wichtige Rolle derNichtregierungsorganisationen, die ausländische Radioprogramme ins Land senden,wurde in den Bericht miteinbezogen. Zudem steigt die Verbreitung geschmuggelterDVDs und USB-Sticks an, und an den Grenzen zu China und Südkorea ist esmöglich, ausländische Fernsehprogramme zu empfangen.Gleichzeitig veröffentlichte die Vereinigung für dieUntersuchung der Menschenrechte der DVRK [Nordkoreas] am 13. September eineneigenen Bericht, der in Form einer langen Liste garantierter Grundrechte auchbeteuert, dass alle Bewohner Nordkoreas Meinungs- und Äußerungsfreiheit genießen. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News center_img News By Daily NK – 2014.09.24 1:33am Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News last_img read more

Absence of cybersecurity standards leaves Canada vulnerable to attack

first_img Desjardins Group says 2019 theft of 4.2 million members’ data cost $108 million The report criticizes the federal government for its “timid responses” to the online threat, and says that there’s much more that could be done to better protect against cybercrime. “It is imperative that the federal government act swiftly and decisively to deprive cybercriminals of the advantages they continue to enjoy,” states the report.Also readThe cybersecurity challengeIn particular, the report recommends the government: prioritize cybersecurity education as part of a national cybersecurity strategy; modernize privacy legislation; set cybersecurity standards; empower the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to make enforcement orders against companies that fail to protect their customers’ information; and give businesses incentives to invest in cybersecurity, such as making these sorts of investments tax deductible.Additionally, the report recommends that the feds create a minister of cybersecurity to “co-ordinate cybersecurity efforts across all levels of government and help Canadians hold the federal government to account for its efforts to keep Canadians safe.”“This epidemic of criminal acts has already affected millions of Canadians and threatens our national security. The problem is only going to get worse if the government does not make a full-throated commitment to stamp out this serious and growing problem. We can no longer afford to delay — Canadians are waiting for someone to help them,” says Senator Doug Black, chairman of the committee, in a statement. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Cybercrime is reaching epidemic proportions in Canada, warns a report published Monday from the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.The report finds that millions of Canadian have been victimized online (10 million in 2017), with breaches of personal data at the big banks, telecoms and tech companies. The country’s “critical infrastructure is vulnerable to attack thanks to an absence of cybersecurity standards and a lack of co-ordinated information sharing,” the committee says in a news release. Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBC Technology security concept. Modern safety digital background. Protection system vska/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Cybersecurity James Langton Related news IIROC urges vigilance amid heightened cybersecurity threatslast_img read more

Greater Toronto Area home sales down 69% midway through April

first_img Alberta’s economic outlook on the rise: ATB Financial Canadian Press Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Miniature House on A Financial Graph iStock Keywords Housing,  Coronavirus,  Economy Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says home sales were down 69% in the first 17 days of April compared with a year ago as the Covid-19 outbreak put a chill on market activity.Board president Michael Collins says in an unusual mid-month update that uncertainty about jobs and the economy contributed to the decline, as did physical distancing measures that make homebuying more difficult. Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Related news Sales, totalling 1,654 homes, declined the most in the condo segment that attracts a high share of first-time buyers who have more flexibility on timing, while higher-end detached sales in the City of Toronto also saw elevated declines.The board says new listings declined a similar 63.7% to 3,843, leaving market conditions tight enough to support the average selling price in line with 2019 levels.It says the average selling price was down 1.5% to $819,665 as both general uncertainty and the types of homes being sold affected the average.The board says the market could see year-over-year average price declines through the second quarter, though it expects the average price for the year to likely remain near the 2019 level because of the overall lower volume of sales expected during the quarter. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Review of JCF to be Completed Soon

first_imgReview of JCF to be Completed Soon UncategorizedMarch 28, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, has said a review of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), aimed at improving its effectiveness, will soon be completed.“The Government stands ready to implement the recommendations, which will emanate from that exercise, and the country, in particular, members of the police force, must be prepared for the far-reaching changes that are likely to occur,” he said.Sir Kenneth was delivering the Throne Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, today (March 27), at Gordon House, which marks the beginning of the new fiscal year on April 1.He said crime-fighting strategies would be intensified and the mobility, surveillance and investigative capabilities of the police force strengthened.“This is going to require a modernized, skilled and efficient police force, whose integrity is assured and accountability enforced,” Sir Kenneth said.The Governor General pointed out that the court system would be improved in an effort to deter crime, apprehend the perpetrators and ensure that they are brought to justice.He said the Government would begin the implementation of the recommendations of the Justice Reform Task Force to modernize the court system, improve access and ensure that all citizens, on a timely basis, could seek redress and obtain justice.In the wide ranging address, the Governor-General pointed out that persons who fall below or near the poverty line was of great concern to the government, adding that provisions would be made in the budget to assist such persons.“While we strive for economic growth and increased employment, we will broaden the safety net for the very poor and most vulnerable and provision will be made in the new budget to facilitate this,” Sir Kenneth said. RelatedReview of JCF to be Completed Soon RelatedReview of JCF to be Completed Sooncenter_img RelatedReview of JCF to be Completed Soon Advertisementslast_img read more

More good news for wombat mange research

first_imgMore good news for wombat mange research Guy Barnett,Minister for Primary Industries and WaterThe Tasmanian Liberal Government continues to work with researchers and community groups to support the ongoing management of wombat mange.The latest research into the use of the systemic insecticide Bravecto to treat wombat mange has shown encouraging results.Recently published results from University of Tasmania trials on wombats in captivity have found Bravecto appears to be a safe and effective treatment for sarcoptic mange, with a single dose resulting in significant recovery of wombats within three to four weeks of treatment.This is promising news and will be valuable for wildlife experts and veterinarians as we continue to consider ways to best address wombat mange in Tasmania.Trials with Bravecto are now expanding to include treatment of wombats in the wild – an environment that presents extra challenges for both treatment and monitoring of recovery – and we remain hopeful of positive results here too.Bravecto is not currently licensed for use on wombats in Australia and veterinary authorisation is required to treat wombats with this product. Wombats are protected in Tasmania, and a permit from DPIPWE may be required, depending on the method of administration of the treatment.In the meantime, detailed guidelines for administration of Cydectin, an alternative treatment, which is licensed for ‘off-label’ use on wombats to assist in the treatment of mange, are available on the DPIPWE website.The Tasmanian Government is providing $30,000 over three years to support this ongoing research, which is on top of the $100,000 committed in 2017 for monitoring, research and financial support for community groups and individuals to treat mange-affected wombats.DPIPWE also provides the most comprehensive information and advice on mange of any jurisdiction in Australia, and the Department will continue to take part in coordinated national discussions about the issues facing wombats in Australia.While mange is widespread in Tasmania, prevalence is generally low overall, and wombat population trends have increased at a statewide level since 1985. /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:AusPol, Australia, community, environment, Government, insecticide, Minister, research, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, treatment, university, University of Tasmania, veterinary, Water, website, wildlifelast_img read more