New bike share scheme set for summer launch

first_imgNew bike share scheme set for summer launch Get set to cycle your way around the city again with a new bike share scheme launching this week.Mayor Tom Tate has announced Lime as the new operator of the bike share, with 750 bikes being rolled out across the city over the next fortnight, at no cost to ratepayers.“We know how much everyone loves to explore the city by bike given the success of our previous bike share company, which saw 100,000 users and the bikes being used twice a day,” he said.“The new Lime bikes will make cycling even more accessible – they’re pedal assisted, dockless and can be easily locked and unlocked using an app.”Mayor Tate said the bike share was another way the City was investing in active transport infrastructure and supporting sustainable travel.“By choosing a form of active travel – by bike, bus, tram, foot or ferry – you’re helping to reduce the demand on our road network and doing something good for yourself as well.”Lime’s Head of Government Affairs for ANZ, Lauren Mentjox, said the company was excited to be able to bring its shared e-bike service to the Gold Coast.“E-bikes are a safe, sustainable and convenient transport option and we can’t wait to see them on local streets,” she said.“We look forward to working with the City of Gold Coast to help people to move around and get to the places they want to go.”The bikes will be located from Runaway Bay to Burleigh and as far west as Helensvale, Benowa and Robina. You can hire one on the spot or by using the Lime app.The Lime bikes have built in GPS systems with the potential for the number of bikes to be increased and moved around the city, based on demand.Hire fees are $1 to unlock and 45 cents per minute; or $16.99 for a 24 hour pass. Cyclists are reminded to always wear a helmet, share the path and keep wide of others.Lime says it will proactively monitor the bikes to ensure the city’s visual amenity and safety remains a priority.The red and lime bikes are branded ‘Jump is now Lime’ because Lime recently acquired the Jump fleet from Uber.Chief Executive of Bicycle Queensland Rebecca Randazzo said a recent Bicycle Queensland survey showed more than 50% of participants said they’d be interested in trying an e-bike, showing an appetite for new technology and an easier riding experience in the bicycle space.“Active transport plays an important role in creating a robust, connect transport network. It is wonderful to see the City of Gold Coast investing in sustainable transport choices which complements its investment in the green bridges connections. The combination of safe, purposeful infrastructure and e-bikes is a win:win for the Gold Coast.” /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:ANZ, Australia, Bicycle, City of Gold Coast, cycling, Gold Coast, Government, GPS, infrastructure, Investment, Queensland, Safety, space, survey, sustainable, technology, travellast_img read more

On Tap: Huckleberry Days and Stumptown Hoedown

first_imgLive Music:Friday: Open Mic at Boiler Room; Barnyard Riot at The Docks; Friday Night Live at Blue Canyon; David R. Frye at Raven; Russ Nasset at Great Northern; House of Quist at Ricciardi’s; Truck Stop Inferno at Craggy Range; Barton and Brick at Fatt Boy’sSaturday: Craig Wickham at Pin and Cue; God Fearing Women at Grateful Head Shop; Brent Jameson at The Lodge; Open Mic at Ricciardi’s; Dangerous at Idle SpurSports:Saturday: Bigfork River Run/Walk at Bigfork High SchoolArts and Events:Friday: Hucklberry Days (through Sunday) at Depot Park in Whitefish; Dixie Swim Club at John Dowdall Theatre (also Saturday); Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing at Whitefish Performing Arts Center (also Saturday); Sylvia at O’Shaughnessy (also Saturday); Fiddler on the Roof at Bigfork Summer PlayhouseSaturday: Bigfork Farmer’s Market at high school parking lot; Kalispell Farmer’s Market at Center Mall; Stumptown Summer Hoedown at Whitefish Armory Softball Fields; All Shook Up at Bigfork Summer PlayhouseFor a full listing of times, other events and what’s happening on Sunday go to www.flatheadevents.net. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

CEP compression targets triathlon and team sports

first_img Related Compression specialist CEP is focusing its attention on long distance triathlon with its latest new products. According to the company, the new CEP triathlon Compression Shorts and compression Skinsuit are based on specific medical compression technology and target increased blood flow and oxygen supply to the muscles.The ‘intelligent sporting apparel’ is used by Ironman athlete Timo Bracht, amongst others, for training and racing.In addition to compression for runners and triathletes, CEP has also increased its targeting of team sports. The company is working with German basketball league team BBC Bayreuth with products to meet the demands of team sport participants.“We are expanding our commitment to the future,” says CEP Director Philip Raum. “This is the step in the right direction.”www.cep-sports.comlast_img read more

Region must adapt to the reality of climate change – CARICOM SG

first_img Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… CDB to Lend US$70M to The Bahamas and Saint Lucia,… Sep 4, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Oct 7, 2020 Delegates in attendance at the Technical Consultation of the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference The Head Table, Technical Consultations, CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference, UN Headquarters, New York CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is mobilising resources to support reconstruction of hurricane-ravaged Member States to build back smarter and better, against the existential threat of climate change. Sep 10, 2020 Sep 29, 2020center_img Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture You may be interested in… The CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference is to mobilise national governments, regional organisations, international development partners, private sector, and civil society to support the construction of what can become the world’s first hurricane-resilient countries. See more information here  Reminding the stakeholders of the hurricane devastation, Secretary-General LaRocque said two category five hurricanes in two weeks and one, Maria, going from a category 1 to a category 5 in less than 36 hours, was a signal of a dangerous change in the intensity and frequency of climate events. “The Region must therefore adapt to this reality. Time is not on our side. The next hurricane season is seven months away,” he stated. He reminded that the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at their 21st Meeting (COP21) in Paris, December 2015, agreed to “hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2° C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° C.” September’s hurricanes have proven that 1.5 is critical to Small Island and low-lying coastal Developing States (SIDS) which are highly vulnerable to climatic hazards. He said that since the Paris Agreement Caribbean scientists have carried out studies to explore the consequences of both a 1.5 and 2.0 degree Centigrade warmer world. “They have found that given the current trend, the 1.5° C target will occur within the next decade, much sooner than previously anticipated. With 1.5° C , the scientists are predicting generally harsher climatic conditions for our Region.” Emphasising the urgency of resilient reconstruction he said: “We must prepare for the next catastrophic hurricane, flood or drought. We must therefore be climate-resilient in time for the next event.” He said the Community had been taking steps to embed resilience in its planning with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)-led Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024, to continue its role as the Caribbean’s platform for achieving risk resilience. The strategy embraces key sectors such as Agriculture, Tourism, Health, Education, Finance, and Physical and Environmental Planning. Additionally, it places increased focus on harmonising disaster risk reduction and climate change considerations. However, he noted that it was obvious that given the new normal, much more needed to be done. The Secretary-General lauded the Governments and People of the Caribbean Community and its Institutions, whom he noted “have stood up to be counted in assisting the affected states.” He added that the Community was eternally grateful to the International Community for “rendering tremendous support,” including the UNDP for its invaluable support to the CARICOM-UNDP Pledging Conference. Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that intention was in “full knowledge that we are into a new era,” when hurricanes had now become “game changers.” He was at the time speaking at the opening of Technical Consultations at the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference, earlier this morning (20 November) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. [email protected] SG opens #Caribbean High Level Pledging Conference making the case for concessional financing for the #Caribbean #ResilientCaribbean pic.twitter.com/ci55Mmu1an— PNUDLAC (@PNUDLAC) November 20, 2017 Technical Consultation begins ahead of CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging ConferenceThe Technical Consultations ahead of the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference began this morning at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, New York. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Achim Steiner made opening remarks. [email protected] SG opens #Caribbean High Level Pledging Conference making the case for…November 20, 2017In “Anguilla”All set for CARICOM UN High Level Pledging Conference  CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (r) and Ms Jessica Faieta, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) share a photo at the Banner for the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference to be held at the UN Headquarters,…November 17, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Canada commits to CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for hurricane ravaged countriesCanada has confirmed its participation in the upcoming CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for the CARICOM countries devastated by the two recent Category Five Hurricanes, Irma and Maria. New Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM Her Excellency Lilian Chatterjee made the commitment while presenting her Credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on…November 7, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

White House blames Obama admin for suspected Syria chemical attack

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday that a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian town was a “consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.”“Today’s attack is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” Spicer told reporters. “These heinous actions by the Bashar al Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he’d establish a red line against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The U.S. stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable act.”The alleged gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Syria killed at least 58 civilians, including 11 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based monitoring group.The attack appeared to involve a gas that caused victims to choke and faint, according to the observatory, the Syria Civil Defense and residents. Warplanes later struck the same town again, hitting a hospital where some of the victims were being treated.“What moved us most was when we entered a house and saw a whole family — a father, a mother and four children killed because of the chemical attack,” Abdullah al Hussein, a Syria Civil Defense volunteer, who was at the scene, told ABC News in a voice recording in Arabic. “They had been asleep. They were in their beds. The truth is that what happened today was painful in all meanings of the word.”He said that many were still asleep when the attack happened. He saw more than 100 injured and at least 20 bodies of children, women and men at one of the hospitals tasked with treating the wounded, he said.Muneer, a school teacher who lives in Khan Sheikhoun, said he was alone at home when he heard the attack.“I hid in the corner of the room,” Muneer, who asked that his last name not be published for security concerns, told ABC News via a messaging app in Arabic. He said he lives in the center of the town and the attack took place in the northern part. When he later tried to approach the area that was struck, people told him not to go any further.“They warned me that I would faint if I came close,” he said, “so I stopped walking.”He said schools were closed on Tuesday.“The hospital in Khan Sheikhoun was filled with injured, children, women and men and a smell of chlorine was filling the place,” Mohammad Alshagel, a media activist with the Aleppo Media Center who visited the hospital, told ABC News. “The injured had heavy choking symptoms and some of them died five minutes after arriving even though medical staff tried to help them.”He said the hospital was attacked after he left.Alshagel said he has witnessed the aftermath of several chemical attacks in Aleppo, but they were not as bad as this one.“It was a horrible scene. Children were crying, asking for their parents who had died and women were screaming,” he said.Raed al Saleh, the head of the White Helmets, told ABC News that five rockets also hit the volunteer group’s center in the town, destroying equipment.On Monday, an airstrike hit a hospital near Khan Sheikhoun, injuring at least one patient and one nurse, according to the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).Tuesday’s attack comes after two other recent suspected chemical attacks in Syria. On March 30, barrel bombs containing chemical agents injured 166 civilians and seven medical staff in Hama in western Syria, according to SAMS. On March 25, two people were killed, including Ali Darwish, a specialist orthopedic surgeon, in another chemical attack on a hospital in Hama, said SAMS.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Why Alec Burks still has love for Utah as he adjusts to new role with the Golden State Warriors

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Wearing his No. 8 Warriors practice jersey, Alec Burks lingered after his team’s shootaround Monday morning long after his teammates had headed to the locker room. He was waiting to see his old buddies, as the Utah Jazz players and coaches filed onto the Chase Center court for their shootaround. After laughing and talking to several Jazz players and members of the broadcast team, he had one last media person to get past before getting to the locker room.“Oh, no,” Burks exclaimed as he stopped to be interviewed by a Utah writer.Same old Alec, who never enjoyed talking to the media during his seven years with the Jazz.Burks was cordial, yet reticent as usual, as he talked about his latest job, as a starter for the Golden State Warriors.The 28-year-old forward has been around the block since being traded by the Jazz last November to Cleveland for Kyle Korver. In early February, he was traded again, this time to Sacramento in a three-team deal that also involved the Houston Rockets. In July he was planning to sign with Oklahoma City, but that changed when Paul George was traded and on July 11, he signed with the Warriors.“Alec’s been great. We’re lucky to have him. He’s been fantastic.” — Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Alec BurksBurks was often injured during his time in Utah and got off to a slow start for Golden State with an ankle injury that hampered him during the preseason and he missed the first three games.Since getting healthy, Burks has seen an increased role with the decimated Warriors, who recently had none of the 15 players from last year’s NBA Finals runner-up team, available to play.Burks has averaged 23 points on 24-of-45 shooting over the past three games, while playing 33 minutes per game.“Alec’s been great,” said Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr. “We’re lucky to have him. He’s been fantastic.”Burks says he’s enjoying playing for the Warriors’ current young team.“It’s been great so far, San Fran’s a nice city,” he said, being as brief as possible.Burks insists he has no bitter feelings whatsoever about being let go by the Jazz after seven-plus seasons.“Naw, Utah gave me and my family so much love, I wouldn’t never say anything negative about Utah,” he said. “It just happens like that. I spent what, seven years there? I built a lot of relationships with a lot of people, man. I have love for everybody over there.”As for his future, he believes things will get brighter for the Warriors, who currently are tied for the worst record in the NBA at 2-8.“We’ve still got three All-Stars that are hurt, so we’ll be all right,” he said. “I’m just trying to play great every night. I take it by day. That’s the plan, to play as long as I can.”last_img read more

Payne on fire at Phoenix

first_imgPin, Jam, May and Tan.PSC Golf from The Billabong BarMonday, March 12, Phoenix – StablefordWith 8 groups playing today at Phoenix Gold country club, it was all go.  The course was in fantastic condition but the pin placements were in some cases impossible to get at.  It may be why there were only 13 people that scored 30 points or better.Jim Payne took top spot with a great 40 points, five ahead of Thiery Temime in second while Dougie Crowe placed third on count-back over Ivor Smith, both with 34 points. There was only one ‘2’ recorded and that went to Greg Ritchie.Wednesday, March 14, Green Valley – StablefordCapt. Bob’s calculator came in handy today for there were 3 ladies tied on 38 points for the minor places.  Miss May lost out with 17 points on the back nine which was not helped when she failed to score on the last hole.  Miss Tan and Miss Pin both had 18 points on the back nine but Miss Pin claimed second place with a better last six holes.  Miss Jam started with a birdie on the 1st and her form continued with 7 pars all adding up to 39 points and first place.Thirty-three points was a popular number with the men for there were 4 on that score, but Dougie Crowe came good on the way home for fourth place.  Glynn Davies could have expected better than 34 points but for 2 blobs on the way round while Ivor Smith lost his way a little with 17 points on the return journey, which is the reason that he finished second and George Barrie won the day, finding a way to recharge his batteries on the 10th to surge down the back straight and 22 points.No ‘2’s for the men today but one for the ladies and that went to Miss Nu.Friday, March 16, Burapha – StablefordGeorge Barrie and Ivor Smith.Burapha was packed today as they were holding a junior tournament for 16 to 18 year olds on the A and B loops.  It was surprising that all the golfers were playing the C and D loops and it all flowed smoothly.  The course was in great condition, the fairways were lush and the greens were very good with downhill putts a really tricky shot.The scoring today was pretty good and a count-back was needed for 3rd and 4th between Chris Dodd and Capt Bob, with Chris being relegated to last spot on the podium, both with 35 points.  Second place went to Thiery Temime with 36 points and taking the top spot was Dougie Crowe with 40 points, off his 9 handicap a great round indeed.There were four ‘2’s, coming from Dougie Crowe who got 2, Lloyd Shuttleworth and Capt Bob.last_img read more

Germany FIFA member thinks Qatar World Cup 2022 will be blocked for heat issues

first_img Sport EN CEST Germany FIFA member Theo Zwanziger thinks that the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, because of the high temperatures.  “That is not something that FIFA executive committee members will want to be responsible for.” “Medical experts say that they cannot accept responsibility for a World Cup taking place under these conditions. Zwanziger told Sport Bild: “I personally believe that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar. “They may be able to cool the stadiums but a World Cup does not take place only (in the stadiums). Fans from all around the world will be coming and travelling in that heat and the first life-threatening case will trigger an investigation by a state prosecutor. Upd. at 17:50 22/09/2014last_img read more

Zidane ‘wouldn’t take the Champions League at La Liga’s expense’

first_img Finally, Zidane didn’t want to get too carried away with the recent good form: “If we are going to achieve something it’s because we think we can. Since the beginning we have shown that we want to do things well. Now, what we have to do is continue that way, because we have won some important games, yes, but we have still not achieved anything.” On whether he would prefer to win the Champions League at the expense of La Liga, the French coach said: “I wouldn’t sign up to win the Champions League and not La Liga. I can’t do that, because that option does not exist. We have to play every three days and for now we’re behind the leader. Emotionally, though, we are good.”  Upd. at 19:03 CEST With respect to Madrid’s chances of winning La Liga, he remained cautious: “We’re doing our own work, but we know that La Liga is important. Now we finish today one point behind, but the most important thing is the work we are doing. We just have to think about the next game, though, against a great side in Villarreal.”  16/04/2016 Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was understandably satisifed with his side’s comfortable win over Getafe, which moved them to within one point of La Liga leaders Barcelona, who play Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday night. “The players were really professional and we’ve picked up an important victory. I said it would not be easy to beat Getafe and that we had to be focused.”  Sport EN Zidane highlighted the performances of James Rodriguez and Isco, two players who have been substitutes in the recent games against Barça and Wolfsburg. “I am really happy with them. It’s not easy to come in after not playing against Wolfsburg and do so well. It is importnat for us that when they play, the have played really well. I am really happy with all the players.” last_img read more

Magpies on the build

first_imgIt’s all about the build, finding the right mix, and ultimately winning ugly in the early stages of a football…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img