SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a new law unique to the state, reported the Associated Press.The bill’s sponsor presented the measure as an effort to decrease the burden of pregnancy on women and increase responsibility for men who have children.Critics say the law doesn’t do enough to adequately address maternal healthcare needs and could make abusive situations even more dangerous for pregnant women, reported AP.According to Utah’s Planned Parenthood association and the bill’s sponsor, the state appears to be the first state to mandate prenatal child support. AdvertisementA few states, including Wisconsin and New York, have provisions that can result in fathers being financially responsible for pre-birth expenses.Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, recently signed the proposal, which received widespread support in the GOP-controlled Legislature, reported AP.Representative Brady Brammer (R) said he decided to sponsor the bill because he’d grown frustrated with the number of anti-abortion measures going through the Legislature and wanted to pursue legislation that would make it easier to bring life into the world. 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The father also would not be financially responsible for the cost of an abortion received without his consent unless it’s necessary to prevent the death of the mother or if the pregnancy was the result of a sexual assault.Mothers in Utah currently have the option to seek support for birth-related expenses through the courts, but few do. Liesa Stockdale, director of the state’s Office of Recovery services, said mothers will now have the option to also seek pregnancy-related payments through the legal system, but it’s unclear how often they will pursue it.“I don’t know how often it will be used,” Stockdale said. “That’s yet to be seen how often parents will choose to pursue these costs. But certainly if they do, we’re here to collect.”The bill is not intended to lower the frequency of abortions, but Brammer said that could be a potential result, reported AP.Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Katrina Barker said she supports giving women more financial support but said there are better ways to help women, like expanding Medicaid, access to contraception and providing paid parental leave.Barker also said she doesn’t believe this legislation will lead to fewer women having abortions because the costs of pregnancy are typically small compared with the costs of raising a child, reported AP.“In the grand scheme of things, having a child and raising them to adulthood is going to be a lot more money,” Barker said.The average cost of raising a child is $233,610 – excluding the cost of college – for a middle-income family, according to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The cost of an abortion can range from being free to up to $1,000 depending on location and whether the mother has health insurance, according to Planned Parenthood.Domestic abuse tends to escalate during pregnancy and seeking these costs could further increase stressors about financially supporting a baby, said Gabriella Archuleta, a public policy analyst with YWCA Utah, which provides services to domestic violence survivors. About 324,000 pregnant women are abused each year in the United States, according to data from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.“On the surface of it, it sounds like a good idea,” Archuleta said. “But what we’re here to do is look at some of the nuances and how it impacts women, and I don’t think those nuances were really explored to the extent that they should have been.” AdvertisementTags: abortionpregnancy costsUtah Utah helicopter crew finds perplexing metal monolith in the desert November 24, 2020 9-year-old driver, young sister crash into semi-truck after stealing parents’ car keys June 4, 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 Advertisement
Twitter Previous articleWATCH: Laois ladies footballers Mags McEvoy and Clare Conlon in our Christmas Video Interview seriesNext articleRemembering some of the great Laois people who sadly left us in 2018 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Council Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 31st December 2018 Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Mary (Mollie) Blanche (née McHale)Rath, Ballybrittas, LaoisPeacefully at her residence. Loving wife of the late Tommy (Tom). Deeply regretted by her loving sons Anthony and Tom, daughter-in-law Ann, granddaughters Gillian, Isabelle and Antonia, nieces, nephews, extended family, good neighbours and friends.Reposing at her residence (eircode R32 T137) on Sunday from 6pm with Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Monday from 12 noon till 5pm,family time thereafter. Funeral arriving The Sacred Heart Church Rath on Monday at 7:30pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in St Paul’s Old Cemetery, Emo Village.Edward DomicanClonbrock, Crettyard, Carlow / Kilcullen, Kildare / Crettyard, LaoisEdward Domican of Clonbrock, Crettyard, Co. Laois and formerly of Conroy Pk., Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on December 29th, 2018, at Signature Care Nursing Home, Killerig, Co Carlow. Beloved husband of Honora, much loved father of Theresa and adored grandfather of Dylan, Eve and Emma. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, daughter, grandchildren, sister Sr. Eugene (Waterford), nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May Edward’s Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.Reposing at Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Barrack St., from 2p.m on Monday with removal at 6.45p.m to The Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow arriving at 7p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 10a.m. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Carlow.Patrick DunphyCorrib, Clonminam Rd, Portlaoise, Laois/Kilmeague, KildareBeloved husband of the late Judith and much loved father of Séan and Patricia. Deeply regretted by his loving family, son-in-law Micheál, grandchild Páraic,brother Joe, sister-in-law Kathleen, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposing at his home on Sunday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm with rosary recital at 8:00pm. Requiem Mass on Monday in SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise at 10:00am. Interment afterwards in Cullahill Cemetery. House private on Monday please.Alo McEvoySt. Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, LaoisMcEvoy. St. Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, 29th Dec. 2018 Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Alo beloved husband of the late Mary. Dearly loved father to Eileen, Peter, Tina, Alan, Séan, Imelda, Mary, Linda, Angela, and Majella. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sister Betty, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home from 6 pm on Monday evening with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Tuesday to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment will follow afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.George ShepherdTrumera, Mountrath, LaoisShepherd. Trumera, Mountrath & late of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. December 29th 2018 Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise surrounded by his loving family.George, beloved husband of Mary. Dearly loved dad to Stephen & Ashleigh Shepherd, Vinny Stokes, Stephanie Stokes & Jennifer Fitzpatrick. Cherished grandad to Gavin, Aoife, Aidan, Steven, Mia, Freya & Jake. Deeply regretted by his loving family: sisters Julie & Barbara, son in law, David, daughters in law Caroline and Allison. Close friends Terry & Brenda, Joe & Maidie, Enda & Nicola & his many friends & relations. May he rest in peace.Reposing at Keegans Funeral home Portlaoise on Tuesday 1st January 2019 from 6 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 to Newlands Cross Crematorium.Mary BrennanCuan Bhride, Rathdowney, LaoisBrennan, Cuan Bhríde, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. December 28th 2018. Peacefully in the tender care of the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget. Mary, pre-deceased by her parents, sister and brothers. Sadly missed by her daughter Madeline and fondly remembered by her loving family, niece Marie, grandnieces Mary and Mairead, grandnephew Padraig, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney this Saturday evening December 29th from 4pm with funeral prayers at 9pm. Funeral mass on Sunday at 11am in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney followed by burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery Coan, Co. Kilkenny. Family flowers only by request.Jimmy FarrellMilltown, Ballylinan, Laois/Athy, KildareReposing at his residence (Eir Code R14 KX01) from 7pm today, Friday with Rosary at 9pm. Removal by Rigney’s Funeral Directors at 5.30pm on Saturday evening to arrive at St. Joseph’s Church, Ballyadams for 6pm. Requiem Mass at 11am on Sunday morning followed by burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Ballyadams. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Laois Hospice.Joseph DuffBeladd, Portlaoise, LaoisJoseph Duff Beladd Portlaoise, Co.Laois died 25th December 2018. (Ex Eircom). Deeply regretted by his loving brother Eddie, sister Margaret, nephew John, niece Edwina, sister-in-law Eleanor, grandnieces, grandnephews, neighbours, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegan’s funeral home on Friday from 4.30pm with removal to SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 6pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday morning at 10am followed by interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Mary Fogarty (née Maher)Ballinaslee, Durrow, Laois / Rathdrum, WicklowPeacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget. Deeply regretted by her loving son John (Jacobswell, Rathdrum), sisters, Sr Angela, Sr Bertilla, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing in Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget, on Friday evening from 4.00pm followed by Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow, on Saturday morning for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Victor Harris Portarlington, LaoisHARRIS, Victor, (Portarlington, Co. Laois and late of Limerick), December 26, 2018 (peacefully) in the care of the staff at Tallaght Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his wife Pauline, son Ronan and his partner Fiona, niece Sylvia, grandchildren Jack and Annabelle, brothers Ken, Hayman and David, sister Alison, extended family and friends.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Main St. Portarlington, Co. Laois, on Sunday (30th December) from 3 o’c until 5 o’c. Removal on Monday morning (31st December), to the Church of St. Michael, Portarlington, arriving for 10 o’c Funeral Mass and afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium, Co. Dublin. Family flowers only please. 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2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By LaoisToday Reporter – 10th March 2019 Laois Heating & Plumbing Services – PlumberLaois Heating & Plumbing Services are looking to fill a full-time qualified plumber.Qualifications and Experience:Five years experiencePreferably RGIReferences required.Full clean drivers license.Click here to read more about this vacancy. Jobs in Laois: All the current job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Mighty Mols Mountrath – Deli StaffThe busy Service Station and deli Mighty Mols service Station in Mountrath are currently recruiting for full and part-time deli assistants.Qualifications and Experience:1 year’s experience is essential.Full & Part time positions.Homemade cooking experience an advantage.For full details on this position click here. LOETB – Part-time positionsApplications are invited for the following part-time posts:FET – ESOL TutorsBirr Outdoor Education and Training Centre – InstructorsFor full details click here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Coolwood Carpentry Ltd – Qualified CarpenterCoolwood Carpentry Ltd are seeking a fully qualified Carpenter to join their team.We are a growing carpentry company that covers all aspects of carpentry including 1st and 2nd fix carpentry and roofing, with contracts in Dublin and Laois. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.To apply: email [email protected] full job description here. Beechfield Healthcare – Customer Services/Telesales RepresentativeBeechfield Healthcare based in Portlaoise are looking for a Customer Services Representative to join their office support team.The ideal candidate will have min 2-3 years’ experience working in a back-office function dealing with customers, processing orders and generating invoices. You should be fully MS Office proficient. Experience of using Accounting/ERP systems would be an advantage. There is also a strong sales element to the role dealing with telephone enquiries and showroom customers. Experience of high-volume data entry is a distinct advantage.This is a full time position with a generous sales commission structure, 20 days holidays and contributory pension scheme.Applications:All applications by email to [email protected] or by post to Beechfield Healthcare, Clonminam Business Park, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 PN8W.Closing date for applications is Friday, March 1.See full job description here. Pinterest TAGSJobs in Laois Facebook O’Neill Foley, Chartered Accountants and Business AdvisorsO’Neill Foley, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, are expanding.To meet our increased business, the following positions are currently available:• Tax Consultant (qualified and trainee positions)• Graduate Trainee Accountants(applicants with an honours degree from any discipline will be considered)• Accounting Technicians (applications are welcome for qualified and trainee positions)See more details on these positions here. SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday GAA WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Previous articleIn Pictures: Well done to John Dunne when it’s all said and doneNext articleTop Laois restaurants, Garda recruits and Knockbeg winning Leinster – it’s our Top Stories of the week LaoisToday Reporter There is a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment.Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in the last two weeks. In each instance you can click through to the full job description to read more.Hinch Plant Hire – HGV Mechanic Due to continued growth Hinch Plant Hire Ltd, are seeking to fill the following vacancy.Requirements:Extensive knowledge of repair and maintenance of HGV trucks and trailers.Strong mechanical and electronic diagnostic skills.Perform pre CVRT inspections on trucks and trailers.Carry out 12-week checks and maintaining records, liaising with suppliers for warranty and ordering parts.Ideal candidate would have computer skills for using garage maintenance program.Full Driving licence essential.Permanent positionClick here for full details. Home Jobs Jobs in Laois: All the current job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday Jobs
Keywords Fund managers Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Steve Locke, senior vice-president and head of the fixed-income team at Mackenzie Investments. Locke and his team manage a wide range of mandates including Mackenzie Canadian Bond and Mackenzie Strategic Bond. Brian Miron, portfolio manager for Fidelity Investments in the fixed-income division of Fidelity Management & Research Co. Based in Merrimack, N.H., Miron manages a large number of mandates including Fidelity Canadian Bond, Fidelity Corporate Bond and Fidelity Tactical Fixed Income. Michael McHugh, vice-president and head of fixed-income at 1832 Asset Management L.P. His responsibilities include Dynamic Canadian Bond and Dynamic Advantage Bond, as well as the fixed-income components of the balanced offerings. Q: It has been some 18 months since the three of you participated in the previous Morningstar fixed-income roundtable. Much has happened since. Locke: In the early part of 2013, we had a sense that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s policy of quantitative easing would continue for a while. Then there was the mention in May of the possibility of the introduction of a tapering program. That set off the rapid rise of the whole yield curve through the rest of 2013, with the U.S. 10-year rate peaking to close to 3% in September and then reaching that again in December 2013. The Canadian yield curve followed the U.S. yield curve up. 2014 has seen a fall in interest rates, which started at the beginning of the year. Q: Why have they fallen? Miron: That is a great question. It has confounded a lot of economists, strategists and investors. Going into the year, most economists were forecasting a rise in interest rates over the course of 2014. There were a variety of shocks at the beginning of the year that set the trajectory for interest rates. There was an economic-growth scare in many parts of the world. China reported weaker economic data and there was weakness in other emerging economies. U.S. GDP growth surprised significantly to the downside. Canada’s growth and Europe’s growth also disappointed. There were geopolitical concerns too. Russia and the Ukraine caused concern both from the political perspective and also from the perspective of the impact of this on the European economy. Then there were the ongoing concerns about the Middle East. Most recently, there has been a de-synchronization of global monetary policy. The U.S. Federal Reserve Board has continued to reduce the amount of its fixed-income securities purchases with its tapering program. At the same, the Bank of Japan stepped in with more aggressive quantitative easing. Most recently, the European Central Bank has cut its leading interest rate and is considering asset purchases. So Japan and Europe are in easing mode, while the Fed is moderating its accommodation. McHugh: Prior to the taper tantrum last May, the fixed-income environment was characterized by a high degree of complacency. A lot of money was being allocated to income securities at progressively more expensive valuations. The result was that the magnitude of the move in the bond market could be much greater than that justified by the economic fundamentals. This is what happened with the taper tantrum in May 2013, which resulted in the dramatic sell-off in the bond market. U.S. bond yields have steadily declined in 2014, despite the move by the Fed to persistently reduce its asset purchases. Q: At what stage is the Fed in its bond purchases? Locke: The Fed is going to end its bond-purchasing program this year, which, in some people’s minds, paves the way for it to potentially raise rates as we go into 2015. Miron: Keep in mind that the Fed funds rate is at emergency levels. Locke: It has been for about six years. Q: The Fed funds rate is currently 0% to 0.25%. Miron: U.S. economic growth is on track for the full year, with growth in the region of 2.5% to 3%. Does that warrant emergency-type interest rates? The Fed is likely thinking that it does not. It probably wants rates to be somewhat higher, but not significantly higher. It does not want to shock the economy, but, at the same time, it wants to stay ahead of the market. McHugh: One of the challenges that the Fed and other central bankers face is that the longer these extraordinary monetary policies are in place, the more difficult it is for central bankers to move away from them. The Fed’s zero-rate policy has impacted the pricing or mispricing of certain assets. The risk of changing that reference rate for pricing these assets is an exaggerated reaction in financial markets, as we saw in the summer of 2013. The Fed has to start normalizing interest rates at some point. This means increasing its rate until it reaches a positive real yield (after inflation). The projections as to the timing of an initial Fed funds-rate increase in 2015 range widely. Locke: The earliest projection that I have seen is March 2015. McHugh: We think that there is a high probability that the Fed will initiate its first rate hike around the first quarter of 2015. Some projections call for this to take place in mid-to-late 2015. The end rate for the Federal Reserve Board in its rate-raising exercise is probably 2% to 3%. The challenge will be to get there. In that process, there are bound to be some disruptions, whether it is in the economy or in financial markets, which makes the Fed’s trajectory of normalizing its policy rate, the Fed funds rate, difficult to ascertain. Locke: I agree with Michael that the Fed’s terminal rate is something around the 3% mark. Q: What are U.S. bond yields and other key bond yields, at present? Locke: At recent count, the rate on the 10-year U.S. Treasury was 2.4% and the Government of Canada 10-year rate was 2.08%. These rates are in sharp contrast to the 92 basis points for Germany’s 10-year bonds and the 53 basis points for Japan. This U.S. Treasury 10-year rate spread to the 10-year German Bund rate is the highest it has been in 15 years. This allows the Fed to pursue a differentiated monetary policy from its peer central banks. Miron: This de-synchronization of monetary policy is having global asset- allocation implications. You take a look at 10-year Government of Canada bonds at 2.08% and that is a considerable yield advantage compared to Germany and Japan. Funds will flow to the higher-rate countries. This has important implications for the currencies of all the countries. It must be emphasized that a move by the Fed to raise rates is a dynamic process. If the U.S. central bank starts to raise rates and the market reacts or overreacts, and it has an impact on the economy, that will change what the Fed will do. Q: The consensus is that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board will raise its policy rate in 2015. Michael thinks it will be sooner rather than later. Can the Bank of Canada be far behind? Locke: It will be an issue of timing. Canada’s policy tends to mirror to some degree U.S. Fed policy in terms of where to set the rate and the direction of change over the economic cycle. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz can pursue an independent policy for a period of time to achieve a certain aim. Miron: The Bank of Canada rate is currently 1%. This is still fairly low by historic standards. It is still accommodative, but it is not at emergency levels. Locke: Poloz is focused on boosting exports and Canada’s global performance. By lagging the Fed’s potential move on the Fed funds’ rate, this gives Canada a way of seeing a small devaluation in our currency against the U.S. dollar to help our exports. This means that we keep our rates stable, as the Fed moves towards tightening. We are starting with a higher policy rate to begin with. As the Fed closes that gap, there will be some increased pressure on the Bank of Canada to follow. Miron: The Bank of Canada has specific marching orders to keep inflation in the 1% to 3% band. It is still currently under 2%, so inflation is not an imminent concern. Hence there is no real need for the Bank of Canada to change monetary policy. This supports the conclusion that it is going to lag moves by the Fed. This three-part series continues on Wednesday and Friday. Fixed-income roundtable: Portfolio strategies from the pros Related news Sonita Horvitch Fixed-income roundtable: How high will rates go? Share this article and your comments with peers on social media A three-part roundtable on fixed-income investing, featuring the views of three fixed-income fund managers, begins today with the outlook for interest rates in 2015 and whether Canada will follow the U.S. lead. The series continues on Wednesday and concludes on Friday. The panellists:
Share this article and your comments with peers on social media California fraudsman gets 10 years for $147M global investment scam According to the U.S. attorney’s office, Kenner, a one-time college hockey player, was introduced to several NHL players through his former college teammate and future NHL star, Joe Juneau in the 1990’s after Kenner began working as a financial advisor in Boston. This helped him to build a clientele that included notable players such as Michael Peca, Bryan Berard, Darryl Sydor, Bill Ranford, and Sergei Gonchar, among others, as clients. The players joined other investors to fund various ventures including a real estate development venture in Hawaii and a start-up credit card business based in Arizona. However, they were defrauded in several of these schemes, prosecutors alleged. “Driven by personal greed, Kenner and Constantine spent years lying to investors and stealing their money and then attempted to conceal their fraud by repeatedly and brazenly avoiding responsibility, shifting blame, and scapegoating others. Today, their scheme has been brought to an end,” stated acting U.S. attorney, Kelly Currie. The defendants, who will be sentenced on Nov. 20, face a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count, along with the possible forfeiture of up to $30 million in proceeds derived from the frauds. Keywords Fraud Fraud in Canada continues to climb: StatsCan Hedge fund founders face OSC charges Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Related news A federal jury in New York has convicted a financial advisor and an associate in connection with a multi-million dollar investment fraud that victimized several NHL players, among others. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced on Friday that after 10 weeks of trial, a federal jury convicted financial advisor, Phillip Kenner and and associate Tommy Constantine on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy after they pocketed millions of dollars in several schemes that targeted several NHL players and other investors.
Power restored following Callide fire Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement The Honourable Mick de BrenniPower has now been restored to all homes and businesses impacted by the incident at Callide C Power Station yesterday.Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said the Australian Energy Market Operator was confident there would be sufficient supply to meet demand going forward.“While we originally prepared for load shedding to occur across the state, I’m pleased to report this was not required last night,” the Minister said.“The network is now stabilised, meaning Queenslanders can be confident in reliable supply.“I thank them for their patience and understanding during this unprecedented event.”Mr de Brenni said additional capacity from the Wivenhoe Pumped Hydroelectric Power Station and Swanbank E Power Station brought the system back into balance.“What yesterday demonstrated was the important role our diversified, publicly-owned generators play in securing supply and stabilising the network,” he said.“When Callide C went down, we were able to boost both Wivenhoe and Swanbank E to help fill the deficit.“This ultimately helped keep the lights on in Queensland last night.”The Palaszczuk Government has invested $2.234 billion to ensure energy assets are safe and in good working condition this financial year.“Since 2017, we’ve invested $324 million in Callide C – one of the youngest generators in our fleet,” Mr de Brenni said.“Operations and maintenance have been conducted in line with statutory requirements, with the most recent overhaul completed in August 2020.“While the cause of the fire is yet to be determined, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have now handed the site back to CS Energy to investigate.“I want to thank those workers and firefighters for doing such a fantastic job ensuring everyone went safely home to the families last night.” /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:Australia, Australian, deficit, Emergency, Emergency Services, energy, fire, Fire and Emergency Services, Government, incident, market, meet, Minister, Palaszczuk, power station, QLD, Queensland, Queensland Fire
Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 While not held together with duct tape, this kind of mild bumper skin or fascia damage could likely be repaired instead of replaced. With modern safety systems and sensors now embedded in bumper skins it’s important they’re properly aligned for everything to work as it should. WHAT’S NEXTSept. 30 – Oct. 1: Horsepower at Spruce Meadows offers a fall Okotoks Collector Car Auction and car show. Note there was a swap meet planned that has been cancelled. Public entry fee is $20 including a bidder card and access to all events, 12 and under enter free, and parking is also free. Auction previews run Friday evening 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., when the sale gets underway. The car show opens to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Visit enthusiastevents.com for more information, or call 403-938-4139. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement As automobile design progressed, many bumpers became large and in charge (think American cars such as 1950s Cadillacs), but in the early 1970s U.S. and Canadian government crash regulations and increased interest in pedestrian safety meant changes to bumper design. Bumpers had to protect sensitive vehicle components such as lights and gas tanks in 8 km/h impacts up front and 4 km/h impacts at the rear and offer some give if a pedestrian was struck.Some manufacturers responded with bumper shock absorbers, and they acted exactly as the name suggests. No longer was the bumper bolted directly to the frame, instead, it was mounted on small shock absorbers that were meant to compress and spring back upon low speed impact.“Sometimes, those shocks would have to be replaced,” said veteran autobody repairman Ken Friesen when questioned about bumpers.“I think it was around 1973 when bumper design really started to change,” said Friesen, proprietor of Concours Collision Centres Ltd. in Calgary. “In 1972, a Corvette had chrome steel bumpers front and rear, but in 1973, the car had gone to a plastic front and chrome metal rear. In 1968, Pontiac gave the GTO a steel front guard wrapped in urethane, and that changed the look of that vehicle.”Other manufacturers, such as MGB, introduced in mid-year 1974 the “rubber bumper B.” To continue selling cars in North America, MG had replaced their distinctive chrome metal guards with a steel protector covered in thick black rubber both front and rear, and raised the ride height by 25mm.Friesen said it was in the early 1980s that bumper structure really changed. That’s when the U.S. government enacted new regulations, and unibody vehicle construction became the norm.Guards became what Friesen called a reinforcement bar, made of a high-strength material such as steel but sometimes plastic, bolted to the underlying body structure. Over the reinforcement bar there’s often a layer of high-density foam capped off with a urethane “bumper cover” or fascia.It doesn’t take much of an impact to wreck this fascia – and in a low-speed impact, the cover often gets cracked or otherwise damaged. On older vehicles equipped with a broken fascia, the duct tape fix might work in a pinch.But, Friesen explained, “It’s really important now with all of the cameras and sensors (embedded in the bumper covers of many new vehicles) that the cover goes back together correctly after a collision. A sensor that’s off by just a millimetre can cause the computer to throw all kinds of codes, and affect how a safety system is supposed to work.”In years past, Friesen said a fascia was often repaired by reinforcing the crack with a glass fibre material on the inside, followed by grooving and then filling the outside before painting.However, “It can take three, four or five hours at roughly $100 an hour including materials to fix,” Friesen said. “On an average modern car like a Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda or Kia, for example, you can buy an OEM [original equipment manufacturer] fascia for about as much as it would cost to fix.”While there was at one point a brisk trade in remanufactured bumper skins, many OEMs have lowered their prices, effectively killing off the practice.“And here’s the clincher,” Friesen said. “Locally, there’s nowhere to recycle a bumper skin. I have to cut it in half so it fits in the dumpster and, unfortunately, it’s going straight into the landfill.” CALGARY — Duct tape isn’t meant to hold together a car. But, I’ve often seen the strong, silver tape (although it now comes in many hues, and even plaid patterns) used in an attempt to mend cracks or keep a bumper skin attached to a vehicle. I saw one the other day on a Mazda where the rear bumper skin was artistically duct taped to the quarter panel.That got me thinking about bumpers.From the earliest days, automobiles were outfitted with steel guards at each end of the vehicle to help protect the body panels in low speed impacts and to act as crash protectors in high speed collisions. Back then, bumpers were usually bolted directly to the frame rails. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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‘ ‘ ‘ Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee says Siya Kolisi ticks every box about what the franchise is about after completing his move from Western Province on Wednesday. ALSO READ: ‘It feels like my first day at school,’ says KolisiOn Wednesday, the Sharks officially confirmed that Kolisi has signed a multi-year contract with the Durban franchise after he was released early from his contract with Western Province.It will be the first time that Kolisi plays for a union other than Western Province and the Stormers, having spent his entire professional career in the Western Cape.During the official announcement media conference in Durban, Coetzee expressed his excitement at finally being able to confirm the signing of the Springbok captain.‘What an unbelievable day for Sharks rugby. We started building something special two years ago and today is an important step in the right direction,’ Coetzee said.‘Someone asked me earlier, how long was the negotiation period? It wasn’t as long as you would think. When a player of the likes of Siya Kolisi comes on to the market, you have to act. He ticks every single box that Sharks rugby is about. He is an unbelievable human, he is the best captain and proved it in 2019 while taking our country to be world champions and, on the field, he is an unbelievable rugby player.‘For us, it was a very easy decision. When people with likeminded views meet, often the discussions are very simple.’It was thought that MVM Holdings’ investment in the Sharks has proved key in convincing Kolisi to move to Durban. This is especially considering that a member of the consortium is Vincent Mai (chairman and CEO of Cranemere LLC), who hails from the Eastern Cape and has a strong bond with Kolisi. Among Marco Masotti’s partners there is also Michael Yormark, president of Roc Nation Sports International, who have Kolisi on their books.However, Coetzee rejected claims that the Sharks’ partnership with Roc Nation was the decisive part in bringing Kolisi to the team.‘One thing we have to state off the cuff, there is not a transactional element to the Roc Nation contract. We didn’t sign with Roc Nation to get Siya Kolisi and Siya didn’t sign with us to get Roc Nation.‘From a business-strategy point of view, it makes sense for us to be aligned with Roc Nation. We are all about off-the-field player engagement and fan engagement. Our marketing and social-media followings aren’t the biggest in South Africa for no reason, we put a lot of emphasis on that.‘Roc Nation is Siya’s commercial agent and commercial agents don’t do rugby player deals. So there is a correlation, but that isn’t the deciding factor. It is very exciting to work with Roc Nation and long may that relationship continue.‘I honestly believe that Siya Kolisi would be sitting here today, even if it wasn’t for Roc Nation.’In explaining how the deal came about, Coetzee said that it was a ‘matter of weeks’ after Kolisi was given permission to be released early from his WP contract.‘The way it works in South African rugby is that there are player contracting windows. We were waiting patiently for that because we heard that some players had come on to the market.‘The way it unfolded was that Western Province made an offer to Siya and he didn’t accept it and they pushed him for an answer. Then he got special consent to go on the market. As soon as that happened, it was a matter of weeks for us to agree terms. 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Yo-kai Watch Busters back to Japanese #1New entry Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns takes second placeRachel WeberSenior EditorThursday 15th October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareNintendo’s 3DS title Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad is back at the top of the Japanese sales charts with lifetime sales of over 1.6 million.The top new entry, Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns, had to settle for second place with first week sales of 26,000.[3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad – 28,244 (Lifetime sales – 1,627,659)[3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns – 25,597 (New entry)[PS4] Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – 24,867 (New entry)[Wii U] Super Mario Maker – 24,533 (299,865)[PS4] FIFA 16 – 20,909 (New entry)The only other new entries in the top twenty were Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash at 9 and the PS3 version of FIFA 16 at 15.In hardware PlayStation 4 saw a significant drop in sales but managed to top the console chart anyway, a good distance from its closet rival the New 3DS XL.PlayStation 4 – 30,349 (Last week – 46,177)New 3DS XL – 17,856 (18,136)PlayStation Vita – 14,368 (15,237)Wii U – 11,594 (12,843)New 3DS – 4,031 (4,367)PlayStation 3 – 1,929 (2,088)3DS – 1,131 (1,160)PlayStation Vita TV – 670 (761)3DS XL – 548 (587)Xbox One – 224 (203)Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring 2 days agoEpic reportedly offered $200m to Sony for PlayStation exclusivesThe firm also reportedly started discussions with Microsoft and noted that securing first-party Nintendo games would be a “moonshot”By Marie Dealessandri 2 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.