Spy partner GCHQ reveals the name of its new leader

whatsapp Spy partner GCHQ reveals the name of its new leader Monday 20 March 2017 3:22 pm whatsapp Read more: US makes formal apology to UK about GCHQ claimsJohnson congratulated Fleming on his appointment “at an important time for the service”. He added: “Skill and ingenuity of the UK intelligence community are critical to defending Britain from cyber-attacks, terror plots and other activities that threaten us and our allies.”Last week, eavesdropping organisation GCHQ rejected claims made on US TV that it had assisted Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama to spy on the US President during last year’s election.Read more: GCHQ denies wire-tapping US President Donald Trump GCHQ, the government agency accused by Donald Trump’s administration of spying on him, has revealed who will take over as its new head.Jeremy Fleming, the deputy director general of MI5 since 2013, has been appointed by foreign secretary Boris Johnson to take over from Robert Hannigan as the director of GCHQ this Easter. Oliver Gill He is a national security professional of the highest standard, who is widely respected across the national security community, in the UK and overseas. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikealldelishHere is what happens to your body when you start eating 2 eggs every dayalldelishInterior Design Courses | Search AdsInterior Design Courses in Scottsdale May Be Better Than You ThinkInterior Design Courses | Search AdsGive It LoveHilarious Photos Of Animal Parents With Their ChildrenGive It LoveHealthline: Medical information and health advice15 Evening Habits that are Definitely Bad for Night’s SleepHealthline: Medical information and health adviceLearn It WiseGabourey Sidibe And Other Celebs That Look Especially DifferentLearn It WiseChocolate.comCops Are Called When Couple Makes a Mysterious Discovery During Home Improvement ProjectChocolate.comAdventure CrunchCheck Out These Strange Looking MotorhomesAdventure CrunchBeach RaiderHer Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And CryBeach RaiderLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health Hannigan announced he was stepping down in January, with national security adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant, was charged with the responsibility of finding his successor. He said: “Jeremy Fleming emerged from a strong and competitive field as the outstanding candidate to become the next director, GCHQ.” More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org read more

State TB rate dips but remains among the highest

first_imgHealth | State GovernmentState TB rate dips but remains among the highestApril 13, 2017 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:The state Department of Health and Social Services said 57 cases of tuberculosis were reported in Alaska in 2016.That’s a moderate decrease from the prior year, but Alaska continues to have among the highest rates of tuberculosis in the U.S., more than double the national average.Audio Playerhttp://media.aprn.org/2017/ann-20170412-05.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.(Medial illustration of tuberculosis by CDC)Anchorage Medical Officer Bruce Chandler said the high rate is to be expected, given Alaska’s history of the disease.“We continue to see cases crop up both in rural Alaska and in Anchorage,” Chandler said. “Primarily in the Alaska Native population where there was so much tuberculosis in the last century and a half or two.”The infection can lie dormant and harmless in the lungs for decades, often an entire lifetime.If it becomes active, then an early symptom is typically a persistent cough.Antibiotics can cure the disease, and Chandler said keeping Alaska’s TB rate under control requires a lot of work behind the scenes.“Public health nurses, community health aides and DOT aides are out there day in and day in and day out finding cases and treating these people,“ Chandler said.DOT aides, or directly observed therapy aides, ensure patients take the full course of antibiotics. Chandler said their diligence helps prevent the spread of drug-resistant TB.“Right now, we don’t have the tools to totally eradicate TB,” Chandler said. “This is not a problem that’s going to go away. It’s something to be of concern for a long time to come.”TB rates are highest in Southwest Alaska. The rate in the Northern region has dropped in recent years but remains higher than the Alaska average.Worldwide, about one-third of the population has latent TB.Share this story:last_img read more

Divided House majority coalition stuck on state budget

first_imgEconomy | Politics | Southcentral | Southwest | State GovernmentDivided House majority coalition stuck on state budgetMarch 28, 2018 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Many of the members of the Alaska House of Representatives’ majority coalition are deliberately absent from a floor session on March 28, 2018. The House was deadlocked over the state operating budget and permanent fund dividends; failing to have a quorum delays voting. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Alaska House hasn’t taken any action on the budget since Monday. That’s when the body more than doubled the size of the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.The House voted 21 to 19 to set the PFD at roughly $2,700. The vote split both caucuses.It was a particularly difficult split for the majority.Since the majority couldn’t agree on the dividend, it can’t agree on the overall size of the budget. The added dividend money would cost $892 million.The split has opened up the majority to criticism. House Minority Leader Charisse Millett, an Anchorage Republican, questioned the majority’s capacity to act.“The three Republicans organized with the Democrats and independents because they had the plan. They had the votes. They were all aligned on Alaska’s future. And we’re seeing now that that alignment is not there,” she said. “Unfortunately, when you are in leadership and you are the speaker, it’s your obligation with 22 people to get a budget passed with 21.”House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, a Dillingham Democrat, said the majority is working to come to a consensus on both the size of the budget and the PFD.In this three-photo composite, Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, talks to members of the press in the Speaker’s Chambers in the Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday. Reporters asked about progress on the state operating budget, which the House hasn’t taken action on since Monday. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Edgmon voted to increase the PFD amount. But he said the closeness of the vote shows a growing sense that PFDs will have to be lower as part of a broader budget solution.“I count it as being historic, because a couple of years ago … that vote easily could have been 35 to 5 as opposed to 21 to 19, if it had even come to the floor at all,” he said. “So, things are changing in Alaska.”Edgmon said the House will send the budget to the Senate “soon,” but he didn’t say exactly when.Share this story:last_img read more

Pebble CEO and opponent debate whether mine proposal is ‘the nose under the camel’s tent’

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Economy | Energy & Mining | Environment | Federal Government | Fisheries | Politics | Southcentral | Southwest | State GovernmentPebble CEO and opponent debate whether mine proposal is ‘the nose under the camel’s tent’June 26, 2019 by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:A base camp at the site of the proposed Pebble Mine. (Photo by Isabelle Ross/KDLG)The CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership and a prominent Pebble opponent today debated a key point of contention about the proposed mine: its size.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/06/ann-20190625-02.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The federal Army Corps of Engineers is currently reviewing Pebble’s most recent mine plan. The company argues this plan is smaller than earlier proposals and better designed to protect the Bristol Bay region’s salmon fishery.During Alaska Public Media’s weekly call-in show “Talk of Alaska,” former Alaska state Sen. Rick Halford raised a concern shared by many in the anti-Pebble camp — that the new mine proposal is only the beginning.“You can’t expect stockholders to fund digging a hole halfway down and then refilling the hole and not develop the resource that they have under claim. It is not a reasonable expectation,” Halford said.In its application, Pebble says it plans to mine 1.4 billion tons of material over 20 years, although it’s estimated that there is much more copper, gold and molybdenum that could potentially be mined in the deposit.On the show, Pebble CEO Tom Collier said the company currently doesn’t have plans to expand. Collier said before the mine could get bigger, it would have to go through an additional permitting process.“When the major complaint now about the proposal that Pebble has put forward is that it is ‘the nose under the camel’s tent’ and there may be more coming along, that’s the same thing as saying there really isn’t anything wrong with the current proposal,” Collier said.The full exchange can be heard on the June 25, 2019, edition of “Talk of Alaska.”Reached after the call-in show, Halford said he still opposes Pebble’s current proposal, arguing it remains a large project in the same region as the most valuable salmon fishery of its kind in the world.The Army Corps’ public comment period on Pebble’s proposal ends July 1.Share this story:last_img read more

One person taken to hospital after Charlotte County crash

first_imgOne arrested, two on the run in blundered Charlotte County burglary June 16, 2021 CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– One person was transported to the hospital following a crash on Friday afternoon.The wreck happened near a Goodwill on US 41 between Midway and Ellery Street. Charlotte County fire and EMS crews responded to the scene. One person involved was transported to the hospital for treatment according to officials. The southbound lanes were congested while crews responded. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Charlotte County Security camera captures moment 2 Charlotte County burglars realized they were on tape June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementcenter_img FOOTAGE: Casual candle thieves nab $1,200 in merchandise June 14, 2021 DNA identifies long-unknown victim found during Hog Trail Killer investigation June 13, 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 AdvertisementPlease login to join discussionlast_img read more

All of Sunday’s local sports results on another busy day

first_img 2020 Remembered: Laois priest scoops top prize in Carlow GAA draw Uncategorised Coronavirus: 5 further deaths and 461 new cases as 25% of adults have now received Covid-19 vaccine Facebook Uncategorised Pinterest WhatsApp Home Uncategorised All of Sunday’s local sports results on another busy day Uncategorised WhatsApp All of Sunday’s local sports results on another busy day This is a test post set for 3pm center_img Previous articleMoment in Time: Ballylinan girl crowned Laois Rose in 2008Next articleKavanagh double helps classy Portlaoise to second league win over The Heath Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. It was another busy day of local sport around Laois – and we’ll bring you all the results as we get them right here.GAALaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1 Round 3The Heath 0-9 Portlaoise 2-12Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 4 Round 2Emo V Crettyard 12pmArles Killeen 0-14 Spink 1-10Arles Kilcruise 2-16 The Rock 3-5Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1 Round 4 The Harps 1-7 Rathdowney Errill 0-10Camross V Abbeyleix St Lazarians 2pmClough-Ballacolla 0-15 Castletown 0-8Borris in Ossory Kilcotton 4-19 Portlaoise 1-10Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1A Round 4 St Fintan’s Mountrath 0-11 Clonad 2-7Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 2 Round 4 Slieve Bloom V Shanahoe 2pmMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Football League Division 1 Round 1Portlaoise V Portarlington 6pmMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Football League Division 2 Group A Rd 2Graiguecullen V Na Fianna Og – conceded by GraiguecullenClonaslee St Manmans V Rosenallis 6pmThe Harps V Spink 6pmMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Hurling League Division 1 Round 2Clough Ballacolla Mountrath V Rathdowney Errill 6pmMidlands Park Hotel U-15 Hurling League Division 2 Round 1St Fintan’s Mountrath V Ballinakill – conceded by BallinakillMidlands Park Hotel Feile Peil na nOg U-14 ‘B’ Football Semi FinalsNa Fianna Og 4-1 Graiguecullen 8-3The Heath 2-6 Stradbally Parish Gaels 1-4Midlands Park Hotel Feile Peil na nOg U-14 Football FinalPortlaoise 6-5 Portarlington 0-0Midlands Park Hotel Feile Peil na nOg U-14 B Football FinalGraiguecullen 6-7 The Heath 1-1SoccerFirst-named teams at home and all games at 11am unless statedCombined Counties Football LeaguePaddy Cotter Cup Quarter Final:Ballinahown A v Birr Town APaddy Cotter Cup Semi FinalDerry Rovers A v Clara Town ADennis Delaney Division 2 Cup Semi FinalsClonown Rovers 2 Stradbally Town 1FC Killoe v Highfield UtdOliver Ward Div 3 Cup Quarter FinalBBC Utd v Derry Rovers BSenior DivisionRosenallis A v Willow ParkClonaslee Utd v Mullingar AthleticDivision 1Coolraine v Mountmellick UtdGentex v RaheenHorseleap Utd v Towerhill RoversWalsh Island Shamrocks v Portlaoise ShamrocksDivision 2Birr Town B v Kinnegad JuniorsO’Moore FC v Portarlington TownDivision 3Monksland Utd B v Geashill AFCBanagher Utd v Clara Town BDivision 4Kenagh Utd v Riverside FCAbbeyleix Athletic v Mountmellick CelticClonmore Utd v Cloneygowan CelticCarlow District League Premier DivisionCrettyard v KilleshinPremier CupSt Fiacc’s v Celtic StarsSt Patrick’s Boys v Ballymurphy CelticDivision 1 CupDolmen/Mill v Crettyard BDivision 3 CupSt Fiacc’s B v Wolfhill AthleticWomen’s Division 1 Cup FinalCrettyard v Ballymurphy CelticWomen’s Division 2 Cup FinalSt Fiacc’s v ThomastownKilkenny District LeagueDivision 1Lions v Stoneyford UnitedCastlewarran Celtic v Clover UnitedRugbyLeinster Provincial Towns Plate Quarter FinalPortlaoise RFC v Wexford Wanderers, 3pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Facebook Twitter By Steven Miller – 15th April 2018 Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Dalley Lauds Health Workers

first_imgRelatedDalley Lauds Health Workers RelatedDalley Lauds Health Workers Advertisements Dalley Lauds Health Workers UncategorizedDecember 11, 2006center_img RelatedDalley Lauds Health Workers FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Health Minister, Horace Dalley, has commended the nation’s health workers for their courage and sacrifice in helping to contain the spread of the malaria disease.“Jamaica is fortunate.I have never seen such dedication, such commitment from anywhere I have worked since I have been in public life,” Mr. Dalley stated as he addressed a contract signing ceremony for the replacement of windows at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay on Thursday (Dec. 7) He noted that since the first cases of the disease were reported in Kingston about a week ago, the health workers in Kingston and adjoining parishes have worked tirelessly to tackle the outbreak and treat patients.“When I saw the level of commitment and the work beyond the call of duty that I have seen from last week Thursday, displayed by the public health, clinical and administrative staff of the Ministry of Health, we can be proud of our workers in Jamaica”, Minister Dalley stated.He expressed confidence that with the help of the health workers, the outbreak would soon be brought under control and the country would once again be malaria free.He noted that so far, the disease has been confined to the corporate area and of the 49 cases, which have been registered so far, 23 persons have been successfully treated and sent home. “The others are in hospital and we hope that some will be released during the course of this weekend,” he stated.In the meantime, the window replacement work at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, which is scheduled to begin in two weeks, will be undertaken at a cost of $32.8 million.The project, the Health Ministry said, brought to four the number of contracts signed for improvement works at the facility, at the end of which the hospital would be better equipped for the effective delivery of health care to the region.He noted that the hospital’s roof, intensive care unit, elevators and the general structure, would be given attention by Christmas.last_img read more

Fewer St. Thomas Residents Needed Rescue During Gustav

first_imgFewer St. Thomas Residents Needed Rescue During Gustav UncategorizedSeptember 30, 2008 RelatedFewer St. Thomas Residents Needed Rescue During Gustav RelatedFewer St. Thomas Residents Needed Rescue During Gustav RelatedFewer St. Thomas Residents Needed Rescue During Gustavcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Fewer rescue operations were carried out in St. Thomas during Tropical Storm Gustav, due to residents having heeded the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management’s (ODPEM) calls for early evacuation in flood prone areas.Deputy Superintendent of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Denzil Roper, told JIS News, that residents near river banks and in flood prone areas had evacuated early, resulting in the Brigade carrying out fewer rescue operations during the storm.“More people heeded the warnings of early evacuation and as a result of that the Brigade and other departments, received fewer calls for rescue operations,” he said.Mr. Roper attributed this to the hard work of the members of the St Thomas Parish Disaster Committee, who had helped to sensitise residents about the need for early evacuation.Previously, he said, the fire department would have responded to calls for rescue from persons in flood prone area, such as Bamboo River, Golden Grove, Poorman’s Corner, Cottage Pen, Brown’s Gully, and Seaforth. He noted that the majority of persons from these communities had moved to designated shelters before the storm.According to Mr. Roper, the Brigade responded to four calls only, from persons who had remained in their communities during the storm.Mr. Roper said that there was need for mandatory evacuation from some vulnerable communities in the parish, noting that in some areas it would be impossible for the Brigade to reach persons during the height of the storm.“It is always best to get out before things become too challenging,” he advised. Advertisementslast_img read more

Canada and Ontario invest in improved recreation facilities in Town of Whitby

first_imgCanada and Ontario invest in improved recreation facilities in Town of Whitby From: Infrastructure CanadaCanadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby; Lorne Coe, Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby, and Chief Government Whip, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Don Mitchell, Mayor of the Town of Whitby, announced funding for renovations to the Whitby Civic Recreation Complex.The Government of Canada is investing over $1.9 million towards this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing over $1.6 million, while the Town of Whitby is contributing over $1.3 million.The project involves the renovation and optimization of the facility, including the creation of accessible family change rooms and repurposing of lobby space to support additional programming. In addition, the fire alarm system, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment; electrical panels; pool lighting and filtration systems; and public address system will be improved.The project will increase the safety and reliability of the facility, and improve the quality and accessibility of aquatic programs, particularly for families with young children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when needed most.Quotes“As a swimmer, I know that recreation centres are at the heart of community life, and their value to our physical, mental and social health has never been so clear as it has during this pandemic. By investing now in the Whitby Civic Recreation Complex, the Government of Canada is building toward a full economic recovery that will provide the people of Whitby with a safer, healthier and more accessible place to swim, play and socialize. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“This investment in community, culture, and recreational infrastructure is important for the residents of the Town of Whitby, who will be able to continue enjoying the pool, fitness centre and community space this Centre has become known for. Further, the inclusive improvements to the facility will enhance the enjoyment and use for all residents in the community.”Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby“Ontario continues to support municipalities like the Town of Whitby, and other eligible public-sector partners in their work to improve the quality of life in their communities. Our Government is proud to be supporting renovation and accessibility improvements to the Whitby Civic Centre Recreational Complex with a $1.6 million dollar investment. Thousands of residents use this facility every year, and I personally have fond memories of bringing my son and daughter to the complex to use the pool as children. I look forward to it being upgraded so it can continue to be an important community resource for future generations.”Lorne Coe, Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby, and Chief Government Whip, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure“This investment in our Civic Recreation Complex will help us meet the needs of our growing population. The renovations will be age-friendly, will increase accessibility, and support a sustainable and energy efficient facility to better serve our residents now and in the future.”His Worship Don Mitchell, Mayor of the Town of WhitbyQuick factsThrough the Investing in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.Across Ontario, the Government of Canada has invested more than $8.2 billion in over 2,770 infrastructure projects.Across the province, and over the next ten years, Ontario is investing approximately $320 million, with Canada investing approximately $407 million, under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. This stream supports the construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities that improve community infrastructure (community centres, and libraries), and support upgrades to recreational venues (arenas, and both indoor and outdoor recreational spaces) and cultural spaces (theatres, museums).Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure. /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, Canada, community, Federal, federal government, future generation, Government, health and safety, infrastructure, Investment, Lorne, Mitchell, parliament, Ryan, sustainable, Turnbulllast_img read more

Indigenous company helps repair former Prince Henry site

first_imgIndigenous company helps repair former Prince Henry site Redfern-based construction management company NPM Indigenous has been awarded a contract as part of a $1.135 million NSW Government upgrade to the former Prince Henry Hospital site and surrounding area at Little Bay under the COVID-19 stimulus program.NPM Indigenous will undertake roof, window, door and floor repairs at Jarrah House and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council building as part of the work being funded by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands.Further tenders are being called for maintenance upgrades to heritage listed structures including the Surf Lifesaving Building, the Nurses War Memorial Chapel, The Coast Centre for Seniors, Henry’s Trading Post, the Clock tower, and the Pine Avenue retaining wall.NPM Indigenous construction manager Daniel Russo said securing a contract was the latest win for the company that has grown in capacity following its successful work on the NSW Government’s showground safety upgrade program.“The showground safety upgrade program had a big impact by opening up our trade base regionally and also giving us the opportunity to offer jobs regionally to locals,” Mr Russo said.“We have been doing work for the Aboriginal Housing Office for refurbishments in Queanbeyan and Albion Park, just finished a housing project in Toronto to install four dwellings, and have been building amenities for Lend Lease at Barangaroo.“This latest contract for the Prince Henry maintenance project is welcome and will hopefully lead to more government work.“We recently had our prequalified status for NSW Government contracts increased from up to $1 million to between $1 million and $9 million, and we could be looking at turnover this year of $10 million.”The former Prince Henry site is listed on the State Heritage Register and has buildings as well as landscape, Aboriginal and archaeological elements that are of significance so maintenance on this site is important.It also provides green open space with sweeping ocean views that contribute to the setting of its heritage buildings and its significance to the local community.Upgrade work for the former Prince Henry siteSurf Lifesaving Building: repairs to external surfaces including repointing of brickwork; repairs to timber elements and windows; new flashing and seals; repairs to roofing and gutters; removal of vegetation impacting the building; painting as necessary. Internal repairs include sealing and painting of brickwork; and mould removal and treatment.Jarrah House: repairs to a linked walkway structure; repairs to the roof and ceiling; repairs of an awning structure and associated ground works.Nurses War Memorial Chapel: repairs to the stained-glass feature window including replacement of some stained-glass elements, framing and sealing.Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council: fixing of water leaks in the main atrium and first floor office; installation of a new roof access hatch.The Coast Centre for Seniors: repairs to external surfaces including rendering and painting; waterproofing of the veranda area; repairs to the roof; and replacement of the louvered window system on the veranda area.Henry’s Trading Post: removal of external lead paint; repairs to external cladding, windows, handrails, brick piers and stormwater drainage.Pine Avenue retaining wall: minor maintenance works on the retaining wall and ongoing monitoring.Clock tower: work to repair the internal clock mechanism and provision of electricity supply to have the clock face returned to operation. PM Indigenous construction manager Daniel Russo /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:Aboriginal, electricity, environment, Government, health, housing, Indigenous, industry, Medical research, NSW, NSW Department of Industry, operation, planning, PM, queanbeyan, research council, Seniors, stormwaterlast_img read more