Tesla cuts car prices in China on tariff fears

first_img Share whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive Thursday 22 November 2018 11:01 am The move marks a stark change from Tesla’s earlier strategy in China, having raised prices by about 20 per cent to account for incoming tariffs in July.Tensions worsened between the US and China last weekend, after US vice president Mike Pence vowed the country would not back down from its trade dispute with China. The US has placed tariffs on $250bn (£194bn) of Chinese goods to date, which Pence “could more than double” if Beijing does not acquiesce to its demands.Tesla said last month it had been facing a challenging environment in its newest market, where its costs have risen 55 to 60 per cent as a result of the tariffs.It is accelerating construction of its gigafactory in Shanghai in response, as Tesla currently imports all of its cars for Chinese buyers.”We are absorbing a significant part of the tariff to help make our cars more affordable for customers in China,” Tesla said in a statement sent to Reuters. Tesla cuts car prices in China on tariff fears Emily Nicolle center_img Tesla’s latest Model 3 launched pre-sales in China last week, with deliveries to start in March or April. Tesla has said it is slashing the prices of its Model X and Model S sedan cars in China, as it attempts to absorb the hit from US President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with the region.Prices will be cut on its top two models by up to 26 per cent to make the cars more “affordable”, as the popularity of so-called new energy cars rises in the world’s largest auto market. Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapRatings: Networks Stalemate With 4-Way Tie Despite ABC’s ‘Holey Moley’ andThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot whatsapplast_img read more

High street retailers enjoy 50 per cent jump in footfall as shops reopen

first_img Non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen this morning (AFP via Getty Images) The reopened stores drew sprawling queues of customers ahead of their morning opening times today, with many people keen to get back to the shops after nearly three months without them. According to Springboard data, footfall across all retail destinations increased by 41.7 per cent in England this morning versus the same time last week. Show Comments ▼ So-called non-essential retailers reopened this morning after the much-anticipated easing of lockdown measures by the government. High street footfall jumps 50 per cent as shops reopen for business Alex Daniel Insights Director at Springboard Diane Wehrle said the rise is “significant”. “We must remember that these results are only for the period up to 12pm. Footfall is likely to increase further by early afternoon as people come out later in the day and during their lunch hours.” It comes after fears that shops would struggle to draw people in, amid concerns about catching coronavirus. However, retail footfall was still down by more than a third compared to the same day last year, and down 41 per cent in England’s high streets. Britain’s high streets have enjoyed a 52 per cent jump in footfall this morning, after shops opened their doors for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March. Non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen this morning (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: High street footfall jumps 50 per cent as shops reopen for business whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com Most have implemented strict new social distancing measures such as limiting the number of people in-store at once, protective screens at checkouts, and keeping fitting rooms closed. Monday 15 June 2020 2:45 pm Non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen this morning (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: High street footfall jumps 50 per cent as shops reopen for business Share whatsapp Cut price clothing retailer Primark saw scores of people waiting outside several of its stores, while several others have reported an early surge in customers. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndo last_img read more

Mendenhall Glacier ice caves on Smithsonian Magazine’s “bucket list”

first_imgJuneau | Outdoors | TourismMendenhall Glacier ice caves on Smithsonian Magazine’s “bucket list”September 8, 2015 by Lisa Phu Share:The Mendenhall Glacier ice cave in March 2014. This view shows daylight streaming in from the moulin. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Smithsonian Magazine has listed Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier ice caves on a list of “25 Great New Places to See.”It’s number six on the “life list” or “bucket list,” beaten out by the largest cave located in Vietnam, gorilla trekking in East Africa and the Alma Telescope in Chile.Because the Mendenhall Glacier is melting, the magazine says there’s “less time to see one of the most breathtaking visions available.”It says the melting also “reveals astonishing ice caves where blue water runs over blue rocks, creating surreal lava-lampish images.”Director of the glacier’s visitor center John Neary says images of the ice caves have gotten a lot of media attention in the past few years causing more and more visitors to seek them out.“People are drawn to the beauty of those photos and they want to experience that. The only disappointment is that 99 percent of them can’t. It’s not feasible in the time frame or the skill or the athletic ability needed,” Neary says.Hiking to and from the ice caves can be an all-day affair and Neary recommends going with a guide.The ice caves were heavily photographed in the earlier part of 2014. That particular one has since collapsed and is a remnant of what it was, but other smaller ones have formed.Share this story:last_img read more

David Cameron: We need to “bust some myths” on TTIP and the NHS

first_imgFriday 19 December 2014 4:36 am Tags: David Cameron NHS People whatsapp Share whatsapp Catherine Neilan David Cameron: We need to “bust some myths” on TTIP and the NHS Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org The government is poised to go on a PR campaign to win over critics of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying advocates should “bust some myths” surrounding it.  TTIP has courted controversy, with supporters saying it will cut barriers and boost the UK economy by as much as £10bn a year, while critics claim it erodes national power and opens up the possibility of foreign private firms running public services.  One of the areas of biggest concern is the NHS. Cameron yesterday met with European business groups and international companies at a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) event in Brussels to move talks around the trade deal on.  Acknowledging the criticism it has come under, he said: “We need to bust some of the myths about what this trade deal might do.  “This trade deal has no risks for publicly owned and provided services, like the health service and there aren’t the risks that some people are putting forward.” It was important to build “a sense of momentum” to push the deal through, Cameron added. “If we can agree to bust the myths that some people are putting around about these deals I think we’ll make some good progress.” He said advocates of the deal needed to produce “powerful examples” of what TTIP could realise in terms of jobs and price reductions for consumers, as well as highlighting the difficulties of trading into the US under the current system. “The world needs growth, Europe needs growth, and what we need to see is jobs, investment, start-ups and trade taking place,” he said. last_img read more

‘Science works best in the open’: Experts weigh in on trial data reporting

first_imgFirst Opinion‘Science works best in the open’: Experts weigh in on trial data reporting Failure to report: A STAT investigation of clinical trials reporting Editor, First Opinion Patrick Skerrett is the editor of First Opinion, STAT’s platform for perspective and opinion on the life sciences writ large, and the host of the First Opinion Podcast. Hospitals, medical schools, businesses, and even the National Institutes of Health are routinely violating a federal law requiring clinical trials to be reported to the public, a STAT investigation recently found. In response, we asked experts to offer their thoughts on why low rates of clinical trial reporting is a problem, and what can be done about it.Christine Laine: ClinicalTrials.gov registration has important shortcomingsTim Errington: Science works best when it is openKarl Schwartz: Patients need accurate clinical trial informationBy Christine Laine: The timely and transparent reporting of clinical trials is of utmost importance. It has been furthered by organizations such as the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. For example, the Committee’s trial registration policy markedly increased the number of clinical trials with prospectively documented methods in a public registry. However, the STAT investigation’s laser focus on whether the results appeared in ClinicalTrials.gov as an indicator of responsible trial reporting is troubling to me as a journal editor who oversees the peer review and publication of many clinical trials.advertisement Related: Related: While the registration of results in ClinicalTrials.gov is a baby step toward responsible trial reporting, it has important shortcomings. Anyone who examines the registry will quickly see that results reported in this manner are difficult to digest and are unlikely to be meaningfully useful to patients and physicians as they make real world clinical decisions. Further, the registry allows investigators to post results that have not been vetted by peer review. In my more than 15 years as a journal editor, I have never seen a clinical trial report published without requiring substantive changes in response to expert peer review. Thus, reporting clinical trial results in journals after peer review, and in a format that provides context, detailed methods, and explanation of trial strengths and limitations, may be the most transparent, responsible, and useful way to disseminate what we learn from trials.The STAT investigation does not appear to have gathered information about whether the results of the trials it reviewed had been published in a peer reviewed venue. Of course, if a serious effort to publish trial results remains unsuccessful, trialists should register their results. Anyone attempting to use results that have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal in their clinical practice or research should recognize that inability to find a home in such a journal could signal serious problems with the design, conduct, or reporting of the trial.advertisement Timely and full reporting shows respect to clinical trial participants who, in volunteering, have shouldered potential risks. Selective reporting can potentially lead to inappropriate medication use. For example, when negative trials are not published, a drug’s benefit can be exaggerated. This could lead to inappropriate off-label use, which increases the expense of treatment and exposes more patients to possible harm.The STAT investigation is helping shine a light on an issue that is very important for patients. Going forward, it would be important for the federal government or an independent organization to formally evaluate on an ongoing basis how well institutions report clinical trial results.Compliance with clinical trial reporting requirements is vitally important. It will foster patient and public trust in the research system, while improving its quality and efficiency.Karl Schwartz is the cofounder and president of Patients Against Lymphoma, a nonprofit advocacy organization that provides support, education, and evidence-based resources on lymphoma and its treatments. [email protected] Clinical trials are subjecting cancer patients to too many biopsies, study finds About the Author Reprintscenter_img By Patrick Skerrett Dec. 18, 2015 Reprints Increase in industry-funded drug trials bad for public health, researcher says The world is quickly moving beyond registration of trial methods and results. There is a movement to require that clinical trialists share de-identified, patient-level data with others who wish to use these data in their own work. Such sharing holds great potential to advance science in a more efficient manner than ever before and will make registration of results passé.Christine Laine, MD, is editor in chief of Annals of Internal Medicine and senior vice president of the American College of Physicians.By Tim Errington: Science works best when it is done in the most open way possible. Unfortunately, open science is something we mostly talk about today instead of something we practice.Failure to accurately, completely, and quickly report the results of clinical trials, as well as unexpected findings and harmful side effects, poses hazards for researchers, clinicians, and patients. Not reporting this information leaves gaps that make it difficult to fully determine the effectiveness of a treatment or to understand the risks of trying a new medication. Related: Reporting clinical trial results can feel like a lot of work. It’s usually done in a separate process after the data have been collected, analyzed, and reported in a journal. That’s no excuse for delaying or failing to report results, but it is a barrier. In addition, there are no incentives for sending the required data to ClinicalTrials.gov, nor are penalties enforced for failing to deliver this information. This combination leads to the dismal results seen in the STAT investigation on clinical trial result reporting.It’s time to shift the incentive structure, which currently focuses on publishing the results of clinical trials — especially positive results — rather than on the quality of the research that has been done. It’s also time to make it easier for researchers to work in more open and more streamlined ways.The Center for Open Science and others are working to do just that. Researchers have traditionally generated ideas, collected data, run analyses, and disseminated results in virtually separate processes, and they often have to regenerate information for each step. We now have the technology to unify these processes, and should start to use it more widely.It’s also important to link related material such as registration information, data collected during the trial, analysis methods, publications based on the data set, data that didn’t make it into the publication, related analyses, and the like. That would let individuals see all of the information about a trial in one place. Open Trials is working to achieve such linkage.Although STAT’s focus on reporting to ClinicalTrials.gov was much needed, the concerns go beyond this registry and database. We must extend this kind of reporting around the world.The more open the scientific process and the more information we can share, the more the global community will benefit.Tim Errington, PhD, is project manager for Meta-science at the Center for Open Science in Charlottesville, Va.Karl Schwartz: Thank you to STAT for its investigation into the disappointing failure to report clinical trial results as directed by the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007.The STAT report identifies failures by eminent institutions on the forefront of clinical research. It also identified some of the underlying causes, which is an important first step to help these institutions to rise to the challenge.Reporting research results is a critical aspect of collaboration that informs decision making by researchers, physicians, and patients. It also guides the direction of future research. Failure to report clinical trial data can affect future research strategies and patient safety. 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Child dies after drunk Texas man causes three-car crash in Lehigh Acres

first_imgVinh Phan Le, 26, of Houston, is accused of driving drunk and causing the crash on Lee Boulevard near Alvin Avenue, deputies said. Le performed a field sobriety test and the results led deputies to believe that Le was drunk, deputies said. He was arrested, taken to a nearby hospital to be medically cleared, and then sent to jail.Victor’s family described him as a funny and energetic kid who loved to smile. They said they will never forget how incredible he was. The child’s father said he wishes the accused driver would have thought twice before drinking and driving. He is encouraging everyone to make smart decisions before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. The driver is facing a manslaughter charge, three counts of DUI serious bodily injury, four counts of DUI property damage, and a single charge of DUI personal injury to another. The boys funeral is set to be held on Monday.  AdvertisementLe was driving a Honda Accord west on Lee Boulevard and allegedly hit two cars. The crash caused one of the vehicles to swerve off the road and slam into a power pole that snapped in half from the impact, deputies said. After causing the crash, Le pulled over and deputies arrived soon after.When speaking with Le, deputies noticed a smell of alcohol coming from his breath and also found three opened 32oz cans of Miller beer and one can of Modelo beer in his car, deputies said. Lehigh Acres man gains attention for riding bike backwards June 16, 2021 LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A Texas man faces a manslaughter charge, three counts of DUI serious bodily injury, four counts of DUI property damage, and a single charge of DUI personal injury to another after a crash in Lehigh Acres Sunday, officials said.Multiple people were taken to the hospital including a 10-year-old child who died a result of the injuries sustained from the crash, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office10-year-old Victor Eduarda was killed in a car accident off Lee Boulevard, according to family members. Victor’s older sister was also taken to the hospital and is now back home recovering.  AdvertisementTags: DUILee County Sheriff’s OfficeLehigh Acres Lehigh Elementary preschool teacher accused of child abuse won’t renew contract June 16, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img RELATEDTOPICS North Fort Myers man sentenced to over 2 years in prison for counterfeiting money June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments North Port woman sentenced to 13 years for deadly crash after spring training game June 14, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

In Pictures: Successful Portarlington GAA fundraiser brings new dressing rooms closer

first_img Council In Pictures: Successful Portarlington GAA fundraiser brings new dressing rooms closer Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Previous articleTrick or Treaters warned to wrap up warm this HalloweenNext articleLaois Junior GAA clubs invited to take part in Holland tournament LaoisToday Reporter TAGS€20k dropPortarlington GAA There was a huge crowd in The Heritage Hotel in Killenard at the weekend for Portarlington GAA’s €20K Drop.The club are raising money in order to be able to build brand new dressing rooms in McCann Park.The plan is to construct four new units under their existing stand and a statement on the club’s website thanked all who helped make the fundraiser such a success.They said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended our 20K Drop Fundraiser and those who were lucky enough to win some money.“A huge thanks to all our exhibitors, advertisers, those businesses who contributed spot prizes and patrons who supported our 20k Drop fundraising event to make it the successful event it was.“These contributions along with our previous “buy a brick fundraiser” have helped the club raise the necessary funds for our new dressing rooms which will see four new county standard dressing rooms /showers rooms/ referees dressing rooms constructed under the Colm Maher stand in McCann Park to be ready for use in 2019.“Your support is greatly appreciated in helping to bring this project to fruition, by all in Portarlington GAA club, young and old.“Our club would encourage all our members and supporters to support those people and businesses who support our club.”Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was there on the night to capture some of the crowd who turned up.Check out a selection of her pictures below: Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Lifestyle In Pictures: Successful Portarlington GAA fundraiser brings new dressing rooms closer Lifestyle Pinterest Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Pinterest SEE ALSO – Here is the 2018 LaoisToday Senior A hurling Team of the Year Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th October 2018 Community Community last_img read more

Leith Wheeler expands to Toronto

first_img The Toronto office will be led by Marcel Leroux, a vice president at Leith Wheeler, who joined the firm in September 2015 specifically to expand its presence in Ontario. He is responsible for the discretionary investment management of private client and foundation portfolios at Leith Wheeler. “To open a Toronto office, it was critical to find an investment professional with a complete understanding of our investment philosophy and culture,” says Jim Gilliland, CEO at Leith Wheeler, in a statement. “Marcel shares Leith Wheeler’s client-first approach and has spent his career as a value investor.” Leith Wheeler’s client base includes private clients, institutions, foundations, pension plans and First Nations communities. The firm has $16.4 billion in assets under management. This is Leith Wheeler’s third office in Canada. The firm, which was founded in Vancouver in 1982, established its Calgary office in 2011. Tessie Sanci Industry seeks clarity on MFDA proposal regarding discretionary trading Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Wellington-Altus adds new business line with acquisition of TriVest Wealth Vancouver-based Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. is setting up shop in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. The move will bring the independent, employee-owned investment-management firm closer to 40% of its client base, which is located in Ontario, according to the firm’s announcement on Monday. Keywords Portfolio managers Related news Invesco announces change in portfolio manager Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Official Funeral for Miss Lou

first_imgRelatedOfficial Funeral for Miss Lou RelatedOfficial Funeral for Miss Lou FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Hon. Lousie Bennett-Coverley, who died on July 26, in Toronto, Canada, is to be accorded an official funeral by the Government of Jamaica.Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller made the announcement, while also announcing the setting up of a special planning committee under the chairmanship of Hon. Aloun Assamba, Minister of Tourism, Entertainment & Culture which will be responsible for coordinating arrangements for the funeral and related matters. The Committee includes a representative from the Opposition.A special thanksgiving service for the life of this outstanding Jamaican cultural icon, will be held in Toronto next Thursday, August 3. That service is being given all the recognition and courtesies of the Jamaican Government and a delegation, including representatives of the Opposition, will be in attendance.The Prime Minister has also announced that in keeping with Miss Lou’s wishes to be buried by the side of her husband, arrangements are being made to have his body and that of Miss Lou’s returned to Jamaica for the official funeral.Condolence books for Miss Lou are to be opened at all overseas Missions and at the Ministry of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture, the Institute of Jamaica and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Official Funeral for Miss Lou UncategorizedJuly 27, 2006center_img RelatedOfficial Funeral for Miss Lou Advertisementslast_img read more

Armidale Regional Council secures $1.037 million in funding to upgrade local roads

first_imgArmidale Regional Council secures $1.037 million in funding to upgrade local roads Armidale Regional CouncilArmidale Regional Council has been successful in securing $1.037 million of funding from the Australian Government to conduct gravel re-sheeting and bitumen sealing on twelve local roads.The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Stage 2 funding will see gravel re-sheeting on six roads, and bitumen sealing on six others over the next two years.Armidale Regional Council General Manager James Roncon said this funding will ensure our local roads remain at the highest standard.“These projects will boost the safety of our local roads and will improve the overall experience for drivers,” said Mr Roncon.“It is our top priority to deliver the community with the highest quality infrastructure, and through securing this grant we are taking the steps to do this,” he said.Council has received $637,217 for the bitumen resealing program, which will see works conducted on Starr Road, Yeoman Street, Wollomombi Village Road, Rockvale Road, Aberfoyle Road and Boorolong Road.“These works will begin with heavy patch and shoulder works, which we aim to complete within this financial year,” said Mr Roncon.“Once the heavy patches have settled for the required period, resealing will begin and we anticipate this will be complete by mid – 2023.”The gravel re –sheeting program will cost $400,000, and will see works done on Old Ebor Road, Kilcoy Road, Old Hillgrove Road, Metz Road, Sandon Road and Dumaresq Road.Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the road upgrades would deliver multiple benefits for the Armidale region.“Not only will this funding build better roads for our local communities, the construction work will keep local people in jobs and drive new money back into the local economy,” Mr Joyce said.“This is further delivery for people in the New England.”Works on these projects will be staggered over the next two years and are expected to be complete by the first half of 2023. /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:Armidale, Armidale Regional Council, Australian, Australian Government, community, council, Dumaresq, Ebor, Economy, Government, infrastructure, Kilcoy, local council, money, quality, Safety, Wollomombilast_img read more