Funding to help Canberra clubs cut costs and create new revenue sources

first_imgFunding to help Canberra clubs cut costs and create new revenue sources Australian GreensSeven community clubs have received funding as part of the ACT Government’s Diversification and Sustainability Support Fund, which helps Canberra’s clubs diversify their business models away from gambling-based revenue.A total of $632,811 will be allocated to seven clubs to help fund initiatives like developing an Early Learning Centre, upgrading and reopening a kitchen and installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure.“Community clubs are so important to Canberra’s social fabric,” Minister for Gaming Shane Rattenbury said. “They support our sporting teams, employ hundreds of people, and offer a place to meet and socialise for thousands of Canberrans.“However, too many community clubs are highly dependent on pokies revenue, an activity we know causes harm to people, their families and communities.“The ACT Government wants to reduce gambling harm, while at the same time secure a sustainable future for clubs.“The Diversification and Sustainability Support Fund was established to assist clubs to diversify their income to sources other than gaming machines, contribute to projects that reduce regulatory costs, and provide skills development and training for club staff.“The seven clubs that will receive payments in this round of grants have shown their dedication to a sustainable long-term future, a future that builds community and prevents harm.“This fund is another example of the ACT Government’s commitment to support clubs so they can continue their important contribution to the life of our community.”The Canberra Southern Cross Club is one of the organisations set to benefit from the fund, receiving over $100,000. Southern Cross Club CEO Ian Mackay said the funding will be used to reduce costs, improve customer experience and help ensure the precinct leads in environmental sustainability.“This funding will be used to help us put in an electric vehicle charging station, solar panels and solar powered carpark lighting at the Yacht Club,” Mr Mackay said.“Gaming machines were removed from the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club in 2014 and in 2019, the venue officially became ‘pokie-free’ when the club surrendered the Yacht Club’s authorisation certificate, meaning that gaming machines would not return to the site.“The Canberra Southern Cross Club has a core strategy of diversifying income streams away from gaming machine revenue and to remain sustainable through providing services that our community needs. The two core areas of diversification have been into food and beverage excellence and health and wellness services.” /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:Act, ACT Government, AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, Canberra, community, Electric, electric vehicle, gaming, Government, infrastructure, Mackay, Minister, solar power, southern, Southern Cross, sustainability, sustainablelast_img read more

Google claims Australia code puts free services at risk

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Google claims Australia code puts free services at risk Asia Australia funds regulator to oversee new media law Tags Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 17 AUG 2020 Google warned a move by Australia’s competition watchdog to enable domestic media companies to negotiate fair payment for news content on the search giant’s platform would harm search results and put its free services at risk.In an open letter posted on its website, Google Australia MD Mel Silva stated new government regulations would hurt how Australians use Google Search and YouTube, noting the proposed law would “force us to provide you with a dramatically worse Google Search and YouTube, could lead to your data being handed over to big news businesses and would put the free services you use at risk in Australia”.She claimed the law is set up to give big media companies special treatment and to encourage them to make “enormous and unreasonable demands”.Silva explained the proposed changes are “not fair and they mean Google Search results and YouTube will be worse for you”, as the law would force it to give an unfair advantage to one group of businesses – news organisations – over everyone else who has a website, YouTube channel or small business.At the end of July, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued the News Media Bargaining Code to address what it perceives is an imbalance in power between tech giants and local media outfits. Its plan would initially enable groups of media businesses to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook.Creator ecosystemIn a second letter, addressed to Australian creators and artists, head of YouTube APAC Gautam Anand said the code could have a significant negative impact on the creator ecosystem in the country.Anand said YouTube would be obligated to give large news publishers confidential information about its systems, which they could use to try to appear higher in rankings on YouTube, disadvantaging other creators.He added that the new law will create an uneven playing field when it comes to who makes money on YouTube, claiming major news businesses can “demand large amounts of money above and beyond what they earn on the platform, leaving fewer funds to invest in you, our creators, and the programmes to help you develop your audience”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backcenter_img Related Author ACCC seeks input on browser, search choice Google inks licensing deals with India publishers Previous ArticleHTC posts another loss despite launchesNext ArticleSingtel takes hit from competition, Covid restrictions ACCCGooglelast_img read more

Jason Hammersmith promoted to COO of Ensemble

first_imgEnsemble Real Estate Solutions announced Monday the promotion of Jason Hammersmith to Chief Operating Officer (COO) from Director of Internal Operations.Jason joined Ensemble more than 10 years ago as assistant controller and has since then contributed to the organization in many capacities including IT, human resources, and overall office administration. Five years ago, as Ensemble continued to expand; Jason took on the newly created role of director of internal operations.“Jason has demonstrated valuable leadership and organizational skills over the past 5 years,” said Randy McGrane, Managing Director/CEO for Ensemble. “Ensemble has benefitted from his innovations, energy, and contributions and we look forward to working with him in his new role to provide leadership, drive continual improvement and direct the company’s operational growth.Prior to joining Ensemble, Jason was  a manager with Ernst & Young and received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California.“Ensemble creates a unique environment that fosters innovation and development. The company’s ability to adapt and find creative solutions has allowed me professional growth and makes Ensemble an exciting and fun place to work,” said Jason Hammersmithlast_img read more

Latest Version (v14) of NI AWR Design Environment Software is Out Now

first_imgNI AWR has introduced a new version of the NI AWR Design Environment platform. The latest release – V14 – includes new features, add-on modules and enhancements to the NI AWR Design Environment software suite of products, including Microwave Office/Analog Office circuit design software, Visual System Simulator (VSS) system design software and AXIEM planar and Analyst 3D finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) simulators.In particular, the V14 release focuses on streamlining and expediting all stages of design – from initial starts using powerful network synthesis to circuit, system and EM simulation technology improvements for performance analysis, optimization and verification. Along with enhancements to design flow automation, the release offers an unmatched user experience to accelerate RF/microwave designs from concept to product.Highlights include: New network synthesis for impedance matching (add-on module) New tuner interface for large-scale parametric design Loop gain stability analysis Port points for component/EM integration 3D internal wave ports Support for conformal structures such as antennas System Simulation and Models/Libraries Design Environment, Layout and Automation Advanced report/measurement management Improved report generation for power amplifiers (PAs) Expanded PCB import wizard automates layout edit/capture Enhanced iNet intelligent net routing and layout managercenter_img Circuit Simulation and Models/Libraries EM Simulation and Modeling Phased-array generation wizard (add-on module) New spatial channel models System bus support V14 of the NI AWR Design Environment is available for download to current customers and evaluators of the software. Click here to learn more about the V14 release.last_img read more

Gamecock Athletes Receive Stipend

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:20027803acd36ea99c452023 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-68930-4423144860001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Just in time for the weekend, Gamecock athletes received their first cost of attendance stipend. Steve Spurrier says each athlete will receive $400 a month and he hopes his players will use the money wisely. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

A home success on two fronts

first_imgStephen Beard, left, and Barry Winton, right, from the winning team, pose with their trophies.As the day progressed the skies remained overcast with a slight wind ensuring everyone had a great day’s golf whether they were among the prize winners or not.With a maximum of five tee shots for each team member the system allowed all levels to compete in what is designed primarily to be a fun tournament which everyone can join and enjoy with the real winners being the charity.The standard of scoring was again exceptionally high with all the teams finishing within five shots of each other and indeed the top nine teams covered but just three shots with the top three teams all shooting a gross 66 and the winners, second place and third being determined by the handicaps received.  The winning score was just 0.1 higher than that of last year’s event.Whilst golf was the main attraction of the earlier part of the day, the concept was to use the tournament to focus on the raising of funds for the children of the Bann Jing Jai Orphanage which has some 80 children under its care and exists solely on the good will and donations of private individuals and charitable donations from organizations throughout the year.  This event was organized to raise funds to go towards the construction of a new home, for approximately 100 children, to be built on over four rai of land on the outskirts of Pattaya, the land already having been purchased for that purpose.Runner-up team, Lars Nedrelid, Anders Hansson, Tom Novak and Colin James.More information can be found on the website www. baanjingjaifoundation.org.Whilst there was not a hard and fast target for the day it had been hoped, having regard that the event was to be held in the middle of the low season, that somewhere around a hundred thousand baht could be raised.  In the event this figure was exceeded.Prior to the presentations there were special thanks to some of those who had assisted in setting up and organizing the day and or sold tickets for the lucky draw.  These included Len Jones and Russell Exley on the golfing side and Jim Farmer and Jeff Stone who between them sold a large number of tickets for the prize draw, together with collecting many donations and to all those who donated in any way whatsoever to the cause.Third placed team Grant Cadell, Noi Emerson and Tony Barritt (Al Keith not in picture).Following the draw for the 50/50 prizes the final total for the day was revealed as THB 105,000.The total raised for the Baan Jing Jai New Home Appeal was made up as follows: Golfing activities of the day 22,000 baht; 50/50 Draw 42,000 baht; Donations 31,000 baht; Special Donation 10,000 baht.Whilst not wishing to exclude and also not mentioning any individual, many who gave very generously either through the 50/50 draw or directly into the fund with donation, it is right to give credit to those commercial sponsors who helped to make this such a successful day; these were Phoenix Golf and Country Club, The Pattaya Mail, The Links Golf Bar, The Pattaya Sports Supply and The Haven Hotel.A happy Bling, left, – the 50/50 draw winner.Results1st Barry Winton, Graham Davis, Stephen Beard, Orathai Winton (8.0) Net 58.02nd Lars Nedrelid, Anders Hansson, Tom Novak, Colin James (7.5) Net 58.53rd Al Keith, Grant Cadell, Noi Emerson, Tony Barritt (6.4) Net 59.64th Peter Masters, Joe Niisato, Jean More, Jeff Cohen (8.9) Net 60.15th Don Everett, Terry Hodgkiss, Max Allan, Mike Armstrong, (8.9) Net 61.150/50 Draw Winners1st Bling Suree2nd Lamyai Beard3rd Sean Connolly The competition got away exactly on time and the rounds proceeded at a brisk pace, considering the four person scramble format, with the last teams round being completed in less than four and a half hours. Baan Jin Jai Summer Scramble 2012The second Baan Jing Jai Summer Scramble event in aid of the New Home Building Fund was played over the Mountain and Ocean Course at Phoenix Golf and Country Club on Friday, July 6, after the management had offered to assist the cause, and with the weather holding off having threatened to rain for most of the day, it was a fine day to play golf with the added knowledge that it was all in a good cause.last_img read more

Local windsurfers win 2 silver 1 bronze at Asian Beach Games

first_imgHeading the welcoming committee was Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Kunplome, who also doubles up as the President of the Thailand Windsurf Association, along with Sonthaya Khunplome, President of the Chonburi Sports Association, who presented cash bonuses to the successful young sailors.Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Kunplome, President of Thailand Windsurf Association, and Sonthaya Khunplome, President of Chonburi Sports Association, seated center, chair the welcoming committee for the successful Thai windsurfers, standing rear. Nawin Singhsart won the silver medal in Male Big Techno category in China ahead of compatriot and teammate Nattapong Pothinparat who took the bronze.  Meanwhile, Siriporn Kaewduangngam claimed a well deserved silver medal in the Female Big Techno category 293 Division.The two silver medalists were rewarded for their efforts with cash bonuses of 20,000 baht each while Pothinparat received 15,000 for his bronze.The Olympic Games begin in England next weekend with the windsurfing event taking place in Weymouth, Dorset, on the south coast.  Thailand is sending representatives Aek Bunsawat to compete in RSX Male and Napalai Thansai in RSX Female divisions with both sailors confident of putting on a good performance against the world’s best.Local windsurfing star Aek Bunsawat will be representing Thailand at the 2012 Summer Olympics in England.Bunsawat, a former student from Garden International School (GIS), qualified after a fantastic performance at the 2012 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Spain.  He finished 57th in the Men’s RS:X after four races.  Both Bunsawat and Thansai departed for England on July 10 to give them time to acclimatise to the testing wind and sea conditions at the competition venue.Siriporn Kaewduangngam, meanwhile, is currently in Dublin, Ireland taking part in the ISAF Youth World 2012 championships which are due to end July 21. A press conference was held on July 3 at the Kura Serf Restaurant in Jomtien to officially welcome home and congratulate the successful Thai windsurfing team that garnered 3 medals at the recent Asian Beach Games held in Hai-yang, China, from June 16-23.last_img read more

Steelers sign RB Knile Davis, CB Coty Sensabaugh

first_imgCornerback Coty Sensabaugh, here with the Rams, was released by Los Angeles over the weekend after just four games. With the Giants needing help at the position, they decided to bring Sensabaugh into the fold. (AP Photo/File) PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent running back Knile Davis and free agent cornerback Coty Sensabaugh on Monday, regrouping after missing out on coveted linebacker Dont’a Hightower by finding depth at two areas of need heading into 2017.Davis played three-plus seasons with the Chiefs, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 draft. He ran for 463 yards and six touchdowns, both career highs, with Kansas City in 2014 before his career took a turn. His playing time diminished in 2015 and last fall the Chiefs traded Davis to Green Bay for a seventh-round choice in the 2018 draft.Davis appeared in just two games for the Packers, managing just 5 yards rushing and 4 receiving before being cut. The New York Jets claimed him off waivers, but he never reported. Time for a fresh start in Pittsburgh.Knile Davis (34) has scored three kick return touchdowns in his NFL career — two in the regular season and one in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Don Wright)“A little shuffling around last year, the last year of my deal,” Davis said. “It shows you how the NFL is. It’s business. It’s nothing personal.”The 25-year-old Davis will have a shot at being Le’Veon Bell’s primary backup. DeAngelo Williams, who played well at times filling in for Bell each of the past two seasons, remains a free agent.“I’ve have had to fill in before,” Davis said. “I’ve had 100-yard games in this league. I’ve done well in this league. I’m prepared for the future.”Pittsburgh will likely also explore Davis as a kickoff returner, an area the team has struggled in recently.“I feel I can come here and help the Steelers out,” Davis said. “It’s going to be a big role for me.”Sensabaugh gives Pittsburgh options in the secondary. He spent the first four years of his career with Tennessee before splitting time with the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants.The 28-year-old Sensabaugh has two interceptions and 22 passes defensed while appearing in 77 games, 29 as a starter. He will get a chance to play on both the outside and as a nickel back for the Steelers, who are looking for someone to play opposite Artie Burns, who blossomed late in the season as a rookie in 2016. For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL,PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent running back Knile Davis and free agent cornerback Coty Sensabaugh on Monday, regrouping after missing out on coveted linebacker Dont’a Hightower by finding depth at two areas of need heading into 2017.Davis played three-plus seasons with the Chiefs, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 draft. He ran for 463 yards and six touchdowns, both career highs, with Kansas City in 2014 before his career took a turn. His playing time diminished in 2015 and last fall the Chiefs traded Davis to Green Bay for a seventh-round choice in the 2018 draft.Davis appeared in just two games for the Packers, managing just 5 yards rushing and 4 receiving before being cut. The New York Jets claimed him off waivers, but he never reported. Time for a fresh start in Pittsburgh.Knile Davis (34) has scored three kick return touchdowns in his NFL career — two in the regular season and one in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Don Wright)“A little shuffling around last year, the last year of my deal,” Davis said. “It shows you how the NFL is. It’s business. It’s nothing personal.”The 25-year-old Davis will have a shot at being Le’Veon Bell’s primary backup. DeAngelo Williams, who played well at times filling in for Bell each of the past two seasons, remains a free agent.“I’ve have had to fill in before,” Davis said. “I’ve had 100-yard games in this league. I’ve done well in this league. I’m prepared for the future.”Pittsburgh will likely also explore Davis as a kickoff returner, an area the team has struggled in recently.“I feel I can come here and help the Steelers out,” Davis said. “It’s going to be a big role for me.”Sensabaugh gives Pittsburgh options in the secondary. He spent the first four years of his career with Tennessee before splitting time with the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants.The 28-year-old Sensabaugh has two interceptions and 22 passes defensed while appearing in 77 games, 29 as a starter. He will get a chance to play on both the outside and as a nickel back for the Steelers, who are looking for someone to play opposite Artie Burns, who blossomed late in the season as a rookie in 2016.center_img For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

NBA adds players, media vote to All-Star Game selections

first_imgTaiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson display their All Star Game jerseys on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. APNEW YORK — The NBA is adding players and media to the voting process in a change to the way starters for the All-Star Game are selected.Fans will account for 50 percent of the vote, while all current players and a panel of basketball media will each account for 25 percent.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: DeMarcus Cousins goes off on reporter for writing about his brother Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports EDITORS’ PICK Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH The NBA has used fan voting to select the starters for its midseason game since the 1974-75 season.Voting begins Sunday during the NBA’s five-game Christmas lineup. Players can each complete one ballot, featuring three frontcourt players and two guards in each conference, and may vote for themselves or teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliFans can submit one ballot each day through NBA.com, the NBA App, Twitter, Facebook and Google Search, as well as via Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblogs in China.Voting will conclude Jan. 16. The All-Star Game is Feb. 19 in New Orleans.last_img read more

Bundoran Historical Society appeal for information on metal badge found in UK

first_imgBundoran’s Magh Ene Historical Society are looking for your help to find information relating to a Bundoran badge that was recently sent to them.The badge was found in Selby, Yorkshire by a gentleman with a metal detector before he got in touch with Discover Bundoran via Facebook to see if anyone had any information about it.After several unsuccessful appeals, the Historical Society is now appealing to the wider public for information on its origins. The metal badge measures less than 2cm by 2cm and depicts a sailing boat and the word Bundoran.Valentine O’Kelly, Chair of Magh Ene Historical Society, is appealing for anyone that can provide information on the badge to get in touch.She said: “We are extremely grateful to the gentleman for making contact with us and for his generous donation to the Bundoran museum which is located at Bundoran Community Centre.“It’s an unusual item and we are keen to find out more about it, what it was used for and indeed what era it might be from.” If you can provide information on the badge, then you can get in touch via email [email protected] or by popping into the Community Centre.The badge will be on display in the Bundoran Museum and any information received, as to its origin, will be posted next to it.Bundoran Historical Society appeal for information on metal badge found in UK was last modified: December 8th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:bundoranBundoran Magh Ene Historical SocietyBundoran Museumlast_img read more