Update on flood events in northwest NSW

first_imgUpdate on flood events in northwest NSW The Bureau of Meteorology advises that widespread rainfall, including possible heavy localised falls, is forecast across much of inland northern NSW river valleys over the next 12-18 hours.If these forecasts eventuate, there could be good flows into wetlands and flows in some parts of the upper Barwon-Darling are also possible.WaterNSW advises that while the full impact on dam storages will become clearer over the next 48 hours, good inflows are possible into Keepit, Chaffey and Copeton dams.In both the Namoi and Gwydir valleys overland flows and significant river rises are possible.The Department continues to monitor the situation but at this stage, embargoes are not required to meet critical human or environmental water needs within or downstream of either the Gwydir or Namoi Valleys.Due to the disallowance of the government’s regulation amendment, which temporarily exempted certain floodplain works from licensing requirements, the lawfulness of floodplain harvesting once again became unclear. Any landholder considering floodplain harvesting during this event may wish to seek their own legal counsel.For clarity, this is advice, it is not a directive. The context of this advice is that the legality of floodplain harvesting prior to licences and approvals being established is uncertain. This has been communicated since the disallowance of the Government’s temporary exemption for floodplain harvesting by the NSW Upper House on 22 September 2020. The NSW Government remains fully committed to licensing floodplain harvesting in the northern Basin by 1 July 2021. /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:amendment, Barwon-Darling, Bureau of Meteorology, falls, Government, house, Human, Impact, industry, meet, NSW, NSW Department of Industry, regulation, Waterlast_img read more

Sammy urges regional support for West Indies women cricketers

first_imgTwo-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Sammy, has urged fans to buy their tickets for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup being staged in the Caribbean, and throw their full support behind the hosts who are defending champions.The 34-year-old, who is also a Cricket West Indies ambassador and has been promoting the November 9-24 tournament, on Monday purchased 50 tickets for each match-day of the St Lucia leg as a personal show of commitment.Over-the-counter tickets sales started on Monday morning in the three host territories – St Lucia, Antigua and Guyana – and Sammy was among the first patrons to secure his tickets.While the former Test and one-day captain did not disclosed who would be the recipient of the tickets, he said he would be donating to “the people of St Lucia.”last_img read more

Farmington Hills police offer internet safety seminar for adults

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) A June 26 seminar at Farmington Hills Police Department will offer Farmington Hills parents an opportunity to learn about internet safety.Hosted by the Department’s Crime Prevention Section, “Internet Safety for Parents” starts at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd.Parents will find out about the latest phone apps being used by teens and will receive detailed information on the potential dangers of misusing social media.Because of the mature nature of the information presented, no one under age 18 will be admitted. Light refreshments will be served.To learn more, contact the Crime Prevention Section at 248-871-2750 or [email protected] Reported bylast_img read more

Betfair announced as first ‘authorised betting partner’ for UK racing

first_img ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has named Betfair as its first ‘authorised betting partner’ (ABP) having agreed a three year deal which will see the operator pay a percentage of racing revenues for its betting services.Betfair who have voluntarily supported the 54th levy scheme since its first announcement in September, is the first bookmaker to gain official ABP status.Racing news sources report that the bookmaker will be further joined by operators’ bet365 and 32Red, who have been deemed by racing stakeholders as contributors to a “fair and mutually sustainable funding relationship with the sport”.Betfair’s racing contribution will be determined by the new rate card set by the BHA, the Racecourse Association and the Horsemen’s Group which is set to operate under a new members’ agreement.BHA chief executive Nick Rust said: “We are delighted to have signed up our first authorised betting partner under a multi-year deal, and welcome the enlightened approach taken by Betfair.“They clearly value our sport and recognise the interdependence between Racing and Betting, as well as the benefits associated with being an authorised betting partner, in particular from the commercial parties in British Racing that are signing up to the model.The new levy scheme continues to divide the betting industry. This week Fred Done owner of Betfred stated to the Racing Post that his company were prepared to walk away from the sport, if its stakeholders do not change their stance regarding racing sponsorship.The levy stand-off has seen the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Sprint Cup at Haydock, both previously backed by Betfred, without a sponsor for 2016 following the governing bodies’ preference to enter into commercial arrangements with ‘levy-friendly bookmakers’. Submit Share StumbleUpon Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020last_img read more

India vs. Thailand: Blue Tigers humiliate War Elephants 4-1 in their opening Group A…

first_imgAdvertisement 62bfjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6h0anjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E91cgk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8pWould you ever consider trying this?😱08c9Can your students do this? 🌚b6ca9dRoller skating! Powered by Firework India humiliated Thailand 4-1 in their opening Group A encounter of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This win takes the Blue Tigers to the top of the table, ahead of the hosts UAE and their gulf neighbors Bahrain.Advertisement Sunil Chhetri scored a brace in India’s 4-1 victory over ThailandStephen Constantine fielded his men in a 4-5-1 formation with Sunil Chhetri the lone man up front. Ashique Kuruniyan and Udanta Singh took the charges in the left and the right wing respectively and, Halicharan Narzary, Anirudh Thapa, and Pronay Halder comprised the middle three. The back four had the familiar Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, and Subhasish Bose with Bengaluru FC’s Gurpreet Singh Sandhu guarding India from between the sticks.Ashique Kuruniyan started out promisingly for India in the opening minutes as the Thai defenders found his marauding runs and curling crosses difficult to handle. The War Elephants’ Chanathip Songkrasin troubled the Indian midfield a lot with his dribbling skills and Pronay Halder had to do the dirty work of fouling him in the middle of the park.Advertisement Ashique Kuruniyan looked menacing on the left wingThailand slowly and steadily grew into the game and India were put on the backfoot. However, India capitalized on the acres of space left behind by the Thailand defenders and pounced on the counter. In one such move, Sunil Chhetri took a quick throw-in and Ashique dribbled past a couple of defenders to be one-on-one with the rival goalkeeper. His shot was blocked but, the rebound hit a Thai defender’s hand and a penalty was awarded to India.Sunil Chhetri showed no signs of nervousness as he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way and bulged the ball into the bottom left corner in the 27th minute. However, the joy was short lived as Teerasil Dangda headed in the ball into the back of the net from a wonderfully taken corner kick six minutes later. Both the teams had chances to double their lead in the first half but the scoreline remained 1-1.Advertisement Sunil Chhetri wasn’t named as the captain but he was the most influential player on the pitch for IndiaThe referee’s second-half whistle sounded like a piece of music to the Indian supporters as Sunil Chhetri put India back ahead within 60 seconds. Sunil Chhetri spotted Udanta’s run down the right wing who in turn laid it off for Ashique Kuruniyan. The 21-year-old dummied the ball towards India’s talisman who netted in his shot with aplomb.From then on, it was all India as Thailand were second best in every possible department. Sunil Chhetri was again the architect of the third goal as he spotted Udanta’s run in the center of the park. The 22-year-old only had the goalkeeper to beat but he fumbled his lines and passed the ball towards Anirudh Thapa instead. The Chennaiyin FC midfielder made no mistake in smothering the ball in the back of the net.The Indian players celebrate after scoring a much-needed victory against ThailandStephen Constantine made a double substitution for the Blue Tigers in the 77th minute as he brought in Rowllin Borges and Jeje Lalpekhlua in place of Ashique Kuruniyan and Anirudh Thapa. The substitutes’ reposed the coach’s faith three minutes later as their combination gave India a three-goal cushion. Borges intercepted a Thai midfielder’s mispass and laid it off for Jeje. The Mizo Sniper, toe-poked the ball, above the head of the goalkeeper to hit the final nail in Thailand’s coffin.The scoreline ended 4-1 in India’s favor who will lock horns with the hosts, United Arab Emirates, on 10th January. The Sportsindiashow team wishes the Blue Tigers best of luck in their upcoming match.Here is Sunil Chhetri leading the fans for a Viking claps post-match celebration:  Advertisementlast_img read more