Best of the Brokers for 25 November 2014

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Best of the Brokers for 25 November 2014 Share To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] reiterated its “reduce” rating. The mining firm is selling the remainder of its alluvial assets, which made up 4.4 per cent of production in 2013. While the broker said the deal was “a drop in the ocean”, it also noted that it placed the firm in a better position to reduce debt.RANDGOLD RESOURCESCanaccord Genuity reiterated its “hold” rating after Randgold’s recent investor day. According to the broker, the firm’s presentations reinforced the long-term strengths of the company, but “there were no short-term drivers” that would lead it to change its forecast.SEVERN TRENTWhitman Howard reiterated its “hold” rating ahead of the firm’s interim results. The broker said it did not foresee “any major surprises” and added that the outcome of the water price control review remained of greater interest. Target price was increased to 2,037p from 1,852p. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS whatsapp Monday 24 November 2014 8:34 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Alibaba’s growth misses target making Yahoo investors groan

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Legendary biotech VC Steven Burrill sentenced to 2.5 years for fraud

first_img What is it? About the Author Reprints @damiangarde Damian Garde Venture capitalist G. Steven Burrill (at right) will serve 30 months and pay $200 after signing a sealed plea agreement last year. Mark Steil/Minnesota Public Radio/AP Log In | Learn More Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Biotech What’s included? GET STARTEDcenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Famed biotech venture capitalist G. Steven Burrill is headed to federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding his investors and falsifying tax returns.Burrill, 74, faced up to 30 years in prison and $750,000 in fines, but he will serve just 30 months and pay $200 after signing a sealed plea agreement last year. Burrill will surrender to authorities on March 4, according to court documents. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Legendary biotech VC Steven Burrill sentenced to 2.5 years for fraud By Damian Garde Dec. 5, 2018 Reprints Tags biotechnologylast_img read more

Senator asks two pharma CEOs to clarify discrepancies in recent testimony about drug samples

first_imgPharmalot Senator asks two pharma CEOs to clarify discrepancies in recent testimony about drug samples STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. As a followup to the recent Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug pricing, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) has asked chief executives of two drug makers to explain discrepancies in their responses to a question about withholding samples from generic rivals.Daines raised the issue at the Feb. 26 hearing over concerns about unfair competition and the effect on drug prices. Generic companies need samples to develop copycat medicines and sometimes run tests to show a product is bioequivalent in order to win regulatory approval. Seven pharma CEOs prepare to testify before a February Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP @Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED By Ed Silverman March 15, 2019 Reprints What’s included?center_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints Ed Silverman What is it? [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsSamplesSTAT+last_img read more

Miami Commissioner Ken Russell to challenge Marco Rubio for US Senate

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Advertisement 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 RELATEDTOPICS NBC2 speaks exclusively with Republican Senator Marco Rubio April 9, 2021 MIAMI, Fla. [NBC6] – City of Miami commissioner Ken Russell plans to challenge Marco Rubio for his US Senate Seat in 2022, he announced via social media on Thursday. The District 2 commissioner, who is running as a Democrat, said he is “running for US Senate to defeat @marcorubio. Together, let’s clean up the Senate and restore our country’s character,” the post read. His announcement was complete with a video that touted his woodworking credentials and suggested that politics should be looked the way a woodworker looks at a project. “You start with what you want to build, you make a plan, gather the right tools and put in the hard work,” he said. Senators Rubio, Scott reintroduce bill that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent March 12, 2021 Russell is juxtaposing himself from career politicians saying they “have it all backwards…they just talk. They don’t actually do anything or build anything.”So far, Russell would have to beat out Joshua Joseph Weil and Allen Ellison, who are the only declared candidates in the Democratic primary, according to the Federal Elections Commission.He could face even more barriers if U.S. Representative Val Demings runs. She has not officially announced her Senate bid yet. Yup — you’ve got some algorithm spitting out a three-digit number that’s basically controlling your entire life. We… Advertisementcenter_img If Your Credit Score Ever Falls Under 700, Make These 5 Moves ASAP Sponsored Content Russell said he is running to help with Florida’s climate change issues he has championed as commissioner, including water quality, sea level rise and Everglades restoration, NBC6 reported. Third Democrat announces run in Florida Senate race June 11, 2021 Byron Donalds fighting to overturn election results, FL senators remain tight-lipped January 6, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Ken RussellMarco Rubiosenate race 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 commentslast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 27, 2020

first_img Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Facebook Twitter Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Seamus GormanThe Borness, Mountmellick, LaoisSeamus Gorman, The Borness, Mountmellick, died May 26th peacefully at The Regional Hospital Tullamore. Predeceased by his dear wife Rita. Deeply regretted by his loving family. The complete obituary notice will be published later.Rest In Peace.Funeral Arrangements LaterMary Kelly (née Rowan)Coole Raheen, Portlaoise, LaoisPeacefully in St. James’ Hospital Dublin. Predeceased by her daughter Mary. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Jimmy, sons James, Andrew, Paddy, John and Kevin, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceDue to Covid-19 Directive a private family Funeral will take place. A memorial Mass will take place later.Michael (Mick) LawlessSaggart, Dublin / LaoisMichael Lawless, Fork Truck Services, late of Balllingar, Killeen, Co. Laois.Peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, loving husband and best friend of Mary, dear father of Peter, Maria, Shelly and Mikey, their partners Sarah, Niamh and Rob, doting grandad of Emma and Dara, predeceased by his brother Ted; sadly missed by his sisters Rita, Mary, Geraldine and Claire, brothers Jack and Dominic, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, extended family, neighbours and friends.May Mick Rest In PeaceIn accordance with Government Directives and in the interest of public health, a private funeral will take place. Mick’s family would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this most difficult time.Mick’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on Wednesday morning at 11.00a.m. on the following link: https://www.churchservices.tv/saggartPaula McEvoyHowth, Dublin / Vicarstown, LaoisFormerly of Raheenaniska, Vicarstown, County Laois. Peacefully at St Francis Hospice Raheny, Dublin. Loving daughter of the late John and Maureen and dear sister of the late Ann. Deeply regretted by her loving partner Hugh, heartbroken sister Mary, uncle Jim and aunt Ann, brother-in-law Adrian, nephews David and Adam, grandniece Croiadh, grandnephew Fionn, cousins, relatives and many friends.May Paula Rest In Eternal Peace.Due to the Covid 19 Directive a Private Family Funeral and Cremation Service will take place. A Memorial Mass for Paula will take place at the Church of the Assumption Vicarstown County Laois at a later Date. The family would like to thank you for your understanding and support at this sad and difficult time.Hannah MeehanStation Road, Portarlington, Laois / Drimnagh, DublinDeeply regretted by her loving brother Joseph, nephews John, Liam and Paul, niece Marese, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceIn accordance with current Government guidance and restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will take place for Hannah. The funeral will be live streamed from St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington at 11am Tuesday 26th May. See link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington .Patrick (Pat) ScullyGarrymaddock, Vicarstown, LaoisPat passed away peacefully in the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Greatly missed by his loving family, brother Dan, sisters Anne (Hyland), Phil (Whelehan) and Breda. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, grandnephews, brothers in-law, family, relatives, Neighbours and friends.May Pat Rest In Peace.Covid 19 protocol in place. Social distancing to be observed. Private family Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in the Church of the Assumption, Vicarstowns. Requiem Mass will be broadcast live on Whelehan Funeral Director’s Facebook page. Interment to follow in Moyanna cemetery. Memorial Mass to be organised at a later date. The Scully family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sensitive and difficult time.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, May 26, 2020 WhatsApp Twitter TAGSDeaths in Laois Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th May 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role News Previous articleCoronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Tuesday, May 26, 2020Next articleLaois Football Memory: The incredibly dramatic Laois-Offaly football clash in 2003 LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic WhatsApp Pinterest Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Deathslast_img read more

Minister Fleming calls on sporting organisations to cancel activity in Laois, Offaly and Kildare

first_imgHe said: “NPHET has been informed of a serious amount of additional cases across the counties of Laois, Offaly and Kildare.“We are advising everyone in Kildare, Laois and Offaly, needs to pay particular attention to any new symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell.“If you have these symptoms, you should immediately self isolate and contact your GP regarding a test. If you are informed you are a close contact of a test, please come forward and take up the offer of a test.“In addition, people in this region should double down on basic health measures that are so important. Always keep a distance of 2 metres, do not go into crowded spaces, wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds at a time and wear a facecovering where necessary.“It is strongly recommended that those aged 70 or over and living in Laois, Offaly or Kildare, that you now limit the number of people that you meet for short periods of time and remain physically distanced.“Where at all possible, avoid public transport.“NPHET will continue to monitor this situation.”SEE ALSO – Coronavirus: Five deaths reported and 69 new cases as GPs report increase in those seeking tests Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 7th August 2020 Mr Fleming also said he believed all workers in all of the country’s meat factories should be tested again as vigilance was now required.It comes after Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn issued a stern warning to the people of Laois, Offaly and Kildare at last night’s Department of Health press briefing.Dr Glynn says that in the last 14 days, almost half of Ireland’s total cases have been located in these three counties.He said that the National Public Health Emergency Team had been notified of ‘a serious amount of new cases’ in the three counties.While they are not included in last night’s figures, Dr Glynn took the unprecedented step of warning people they were coming and urging them to act accordingly if they experienced symptoms or had been in touch with a confirmed case. WhatsApp Home News Minister Fleming calls on sporting organisations to cancel activity in Laois, Offaly… News Pinterest Facebook TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19Sean Fleming Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Minister Fleming calls on sporting organisations to cancel activity in Laois, Offaly and Kildare Minister for State, Sean Fleming, has called on the GAA and all sporting organisations to cancel all matches and events in Laois, Kildare and Offaly for the ‘foreseeable future’.The Fianna Fail TD made the call while speaking to RTE News this morning in response to the growing numbers of new Coronavirus cases in the three counties.Mr Fleming said the people of the area were facing a ‘very serious situation’ and he was also advising that residents should avoid unnecessary travel out of the region in the coming days. News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Previous articleA ‘midlands lockdown’ could be on the cards following surge in cases in Laois, Offaly and KildareNext articleTalking Politics Podcast: Sean Fleming on possible restrictions, his new job and Fianna Fáil past, present and future 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. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

U.S. economy grew at moderate 2.1% rate in fourth quarter

first_img Keywords Economic indicators Related news Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate in the final three months of 2019, capping a year when growth slowed significantly due to a weaker global economy and trade war uncertainties.The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the fourth-quarter increase in the gross domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, matched the 2.1% gain of the third quarter. Both quarters were well below the 3.1% surge seen in the first quarter. Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan For the October-December quarter, growth was supported by solid but slower consumer spending and an improvement in the trade deficit. Those factors offset a further drop in business investment in new plants and equipment and a slowdown in restocking store shelves.For the whole year, GDP increased 2.3%, the weakest performance in three years and a slowdown from a 2.9% gain in 2018 when the economy got a boost from President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and billions of dollars in increased government spending.Economists look for even slower growth in 2020 of around 1.8%. But that outcome could be threatened by various threats from a spreading coronavirus in China to a flare-up in trade tensions between the United States and China.Even the U.S. presidential election could end up having an adverse effect on growth if a hard-fought campaign increases uncertainty among consumers and businesses and causes them to cut back on spending.While Trump has not achieved his GDP growth goals, he has seen unemployment fall to a 50-year low during his presidency, and after trade tensions with China began to cool late last year, the stock market rebounded and climbed to new record highs.“I think the economy is President Trump’s friend, but it is not his best friend,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “Unemployment is low, the stock market is high, wage growth is sturdy and gas prices are low.”But Zandi said what will matter most in the election is how the economy is performing in key swing states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin and there, Zandi said, the trade war has “done a lot of damage” by disrupting manufacturing.For the fourth quarter, consumer spending, which accounts for 70% of economic activity, slowed to an annual gain of 1.8%. While that was still a solid number, it was down from a spending surge of 4.6% in the second quarter and 3.2% in the third quarter. The slowdown was led by a drop-off in new car sales.Business investment spending fell for a third straight quarter, dropping at a rate of 1.5%, a decline that has been blamed on business uncertainty generated by the rising trade tensions. The hope is that business will start investing again now that the Trump administration has declared a ceasefire with China as both countries signed a Phase One trade deal earlier this month.Trade actually contributed to growth in the fourth quarter as imports, which subtract from U.S. growth, fell much faster than exports. The change added 1.5 percentage-points to growth in the fourth quarter. However, economists do not expect that positive impact to last as they look for America’s demand for imports to start growing again.Business stockpiling subtracted a full percentage-point to growth with part of that blamed on the General Motors strike which cut into car inventories. Rear view of traffic jam with breaklights showing ANGHI/ISTOCKPHOTO Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

ODPEM Working with Southern Parishes to Develop Disaster Reduction Plans

first_imgRelatedODPEM Working with Southern Parishes to Develop Disaster Reduction Plans ODPEM Working with Southern Parishes to Develop Disaster Reduction Plans Office of the Prime MinisterOctober 15, 2009 RelatedODPEM Working with Southern Parishes to Develop Disaster Reduction Plans RelatedODPEM Working with Southern Parishes to Develop Disaster Reduction Planscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is working with residents and groups in the parishes of St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon, to ensure that they are prepared to deal with the effects of disasters.The move includes the drafting and approval of community disaster risk reduction plans and the training of residents to reduce the impact of disasters and to Manager of ODPEM’s Southern Region, Mr. Gregory Paragh, speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (October 13), said that while some plans were already in place in St. Elizabeth and Manchester, they lacked initiative.“We are developing disaster plans for the infirmaries, hospitals and other critical facilities. We are also looking at the roles and responsibilities of the members of the respective groups,” he informed.The work, which is being implemented under the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded Building Disaster Resilient Communities Programme (BDRCP), started in Alligator Pond, St. Elizabeth with the training of people in basic disaster management and developing plans for the community.Mr. Paragh said that ODPEM is also doing work in Ginger Hill in the parish and will start another project in New River. He informed that work has been completed in Rocky Point, Clarendon and projects will begin in Porus, Manchester and Kellits in Clarendon.“We are on track in regards to project implementation in the southern region and the use of the project to bring across risk reduction activities and measures in the area,” he said, noting that the plans incorporate the various sectors such as tourism and agriculture.Mr. Paragh informed that the communities are required to review the plans every six months. “We are trying to make the plans as fluid as possible. These are not documents that they write once and put away,” he told JIS News.The BDRCP project aims to foster sustainable partnerships in disaster mitigation and emergency response at the community, parish and national levels, with the ultimate aim of making Jamaica a disaster resilient country.A key part of the project is to train residents of selected vulnerable communities in disaster mitigation and emergency response.ODPEM and its main partners, work together to establish/consolidate zones island wide, and through its community-based partners, participate in the design of emergency mitigation and response plans and the training and development of stakeholder groups. Advertisementslast_img read more

Construction tenders called for new playground at Mangrove Cove

first_imgConstruction tenders called for new playground at Mangrove Cove New project to revitalise Mangrove CoveTenders invited for Stage 2 construction worksThe McGowan Government is calling for construction tenders for the next stage of works at Mangrove Cove in Bunbury.The project will include construction of an accessible nature-play focused playground, a new accessible toilet block and further site landscaping.The proposed developments at Mangrove Cove will build on and complement existing facilities, including the lookout tower and environmental education pavilion.The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is calling on contractors to register for notifications and check for details of the tender advertisement at https://www.tenders.wa.gov.auThe project is jointly managed by DBCA and the Department of Finance. Construction is expected to start in the first half of 2021 for an estimated completion in October 2021.As stated by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:“The McGowan Government values nature-based recreational opportunities, and importantly these new upgrades will ensure that Mangrove Cove is universally accessible to all visitors.“The Mangrove Walk trail around the Leschenault Inlet is already a highly popular attraction, and these proposed developments at Mangrove Cove will complement the existing facilities and create a valuable asset for local and regional visitors.“These upgrades are part of the State Government’s election commitment to maintain and improve the environmental, recreational, social and cultural values for the residents of Bunbury and surrounds.”As stated by Bunbury MLA Don Punch:“Mangrove Cove is a much-loved location in Bunbury and this project will only increase its attractiveness to residents and visitors alike.“This is a highly appropriate use of this environmentally sensitive site with the development of a nature-based playground sure to be embraced by the community.“I am particularly pleased that the high levels of accessibility in this project mean the playground will be available for everyone in our community to enjoy.” /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:Accessibility, Australia, bathroom, biodiversity, Bunbury, community, conservation, education, election, environment, finance, Government, Minister, project, Western Australia, wildlifelast_img read more