Climate protests in Melbourne Melbourne
Climate protests in Melbourne
People in most of the Australian capitals came out to protest against climate change and inaction of the government and Melbourne had one of the biggest strikes. Victorian politicians urged people to postponing the meeting because police is needed in the areas with fires and such strikes need much police also. Anyway, despite the rain the protesters came out with the banners with inscriptions about climate emergency and criticism of the Prime Minister and the government. Victorian Prime Minister criticized the people's actions as government and police need people's support not opposition and police have to be where they are needed, but not to control people who can be controlled by themselves.
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Bad air quality in Melbourne
All previous week has pleased Melbourne residents with relatively good quality of the air till Sunday. Meteorologists inform that Monday will bring much worse air conditions. Especially the eastern part of the city will be affected by it. They also add that this mist situation can be saved for months in Melbourne, of course it depends on fire and weather conditions in the state.
Medical people urge city dwellers to staying at home or at least wearing masks. They have already faced the problem of increasing complaints concerning breathing at the beginning of this month and are afraid it can happen again.
New law for refugees in Victoria
Refugees can now go to any public place for free in connection with the new bill of the Victorian Council. This law has already been introduced and used earlier, but has been repealed recently.
Refugees can now find free medical care in Australia, if they may not receive it in their countries. One of the ministers says the parliament is concerned about the presence of those people who cannot be fully served in the country, now the government is willing to help them. Especially on Christmas Eve - this is the best gift for the arrivals from other countries. Now the project is being considered.
State of air in Melbourne
Meteorologists inform that the level of air quality in Victorian capital is going to fall. Though the weather is quite good on Christmas Day, the smoke is increasing and is coming from New South Wales where the bushfires are not stopping.
According to the forecast of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Thursday smoke from a series of fires in Tasmania will reach Victoria. The temperature is soft, but not for long. The weekend will bring the temperature of more than 40 degrees.
In the east of the state the bushfires are still can't be stopped. More than 60,000 hectares are burning right now. But on Monday rains are possible.
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Father-in-law gunned down newlyweds at their Melbourne home
A man died the day after his wife was shot near their home in Melbourne on New Year's Eve. They were found with gunshot wounds, and later weapons were found near the place.
He was taken to the hospital with severe injures and died, after doctors had struggled for his life. He was found by emergency services at home with his dying wife.
They were only a young and in love couple, saying that they were going to move to their first home.
The incident occurred just at the moment when the couple returned home from their trip celebrating their wedding anniversary.
A few minutes after they entered the house, they answered a knock on the door of the woman’s father. He allegedly killed them. Police are still working to pinpoint what triggered the daytime shootout, but confirmed that they were not looking for other criminals.
New Year Fireworks in Melbourne
Despite an absolute ban for any fires in Victoria because of the giant bush fires, traditional New Year Fireworks have been arranged and held. More than 400,000 people became witnesses of the show on New Year's Day. Nevertheless, any other illegal fireworks in the city were banned.
The show could be easily cancelled because of the danger. But the head of the city Lord Mayor Sally Capp informed that the amplitudious firework can be held as the temperature of air became cooler and normal. She added that people want some celebration after all these hard months. More than 14 tones of explosive material have been used.
Tourism in today's Victoria
The bush fires in Australia also affect thousands of tourists. The country is a destination especially for individual travelers, which is why there are no large tour operators that have hundreds of package holidaymakers on their lists. Smaller travel agencies that specialize in Australia are currently working around the clock to bring their customers from the affected areas to safety.
Thousands save themselves from the bush fires in Australia. An international tennis tournament has been moved to Canberra. The worst air quality in the world was recently measured there.
One tries to fly the vacationers in those parts of the country or to redirect, in which it is not yet or no longer burning, according to the Australia and New Zealand expert Travel Essence. However, excursion areas such as the Grampians National Park west of Melbourne, where it recently rained, are already quite crowded - the Australians are also currently on vacation and are looking for safe areas in which it is easier to breathe. And in this national park, some hiking trails and camps are also closed due to bush fires.
Victoria is severely affected by the fires, particularly in the regions on the east coast. It doesn't look much better in the tropical north. Even the rainforest is threatened by the flames. In order to save the fire brigades from further sources of fire, open fires are prohibited in forests and parks in Queensland, for example, until at least January 6, no matter how low the risk of fire seems. Fortunately, the Daintree National Park, one of the oldest rainforests on earth, has so far been spared. There are trees here, thick and mighty like the pillars of Gothic cathedrals.
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Smoke hits Sydney again
Despite the recent precipitations in New South Wales smoke is still a danger for people. Medical people inform it can be fatal for many people, especially for those, who suffers with lung and heart diseases.
Some days ago the air in Sydney was estimated as very bad. Experts say it is the pollution of unprecedented nature. They urge people with noticed pains or troubles with breathing to visit a doctor. They also advise to stay at home or wear masks, if there is a need to be outside.
Wear one of the P2 or N95 masks, not paper masks or old surgical masks - they are useless in this situation.
Minimize physical activity at this time of exposure.
Start your air conditioner in recirculation mode and make sure that you are not letting in outside air.
Two animal activists were arrested in Sydney
A 22-year-old and a 23-year-old women have been recently arrested after alleged penetration to the fowl farm in the suburb of Sydney. These activists had masks and succeeded to slip to the turkey farm. Later police have found quite professional photo equipment (digital SLR camera, computer monitor, powerful light for taking pictures and several SD cards). The animal activists were trying to shoot the process at the farm and actually had more than 50 hours of video from the farm.
The women have been charged with illegal penetration to the private rural household and interfering with others' business.
Bushfire situation is still out of control
Better weather conditions give the fire brigade in Australia a much-needed respite. But the authorities warn that the fires could continue for weeks. Anger and despair are growing in the country.
Eddies of fire, like flaming wind trousers, dance over burning grass and pasture land, behind it the conflagration rages - a fleeing resident put the recordings online a few days ago. Even if the hot winds and therefore the fire conditions decreased somewhat last night - the apocalypse to which the bushfire season in Australia has developed is far from over.
"There are fires all over the country. We will see them continue to flare up, they will continue to increase," warned Prime Minister of Southeastern Victoria, David Andrews, even if it rains in Melbourne and the weather conditions will improve next week. The fire season has started earlier than ever and will continue for many weeks.
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В Чурапчинском улусе республики Саха разоблачен чиновник, уличенный в мошеннической деятельности.
По сообщению пресс-службы прокуратуры республики Саха, в Чурапчинском улусе Якутии прокурором было направлено в суд уголовное дело на председателя контрольно-счетной палаты улуса. Его обвиняют в совершении хищения имущества, произведенного путем мошенничества.
Чиновник, ранее работавший в должности замглавы района, в июле месяце две тысячи восемнадцатого года договорился с директором коммерческой фирмы о передаче ему стройматериалов. В ответной услуге он помог директору получить в арендное пользование участок земли, который принадлежал муниципальному району.
Однако чиновник не обладал нужными полномочиями для распоряжения участками земли. А полученные нечестным путем стройматериалы были привезены на участок, который находился в собственности правонарушителя. И впоследствии из них была сооружена пристройка с частному домовладению.
В две тысячи девятнадцатом году, до того момента когда указанное правонарушения было выявлено, обвиняемый получил назначение на должность председателя контрольно-счетной палаты Чурапчинского улуса.
Но скрываемое долгое время правонарушение было выявлено работниками управления Федеральной службы безопасности РФ по Якутии. В ходе проводимых следственных мероприятий обвиняемый признал свою вину полностью и произвел возмещение причиненного финансового ущерба.
Жительница города Якутска понесет наказание за написание заведомо ложного доноса.
По информации Республиканского управления Министерства внутренних дел РФ, сотрудникам правоохранительных органов удалось разоблачить гражданку, подавшую ложное заявление о том, что у нее угнали автомобиль.
Работники отдела полиции номер один Межмуниципального управления Министерства внутренних дел РФ в ходе расследования определили, что гражданка, проживающая в городе Якутске, сделала заявление об угоне из мести своему обидчику.
От тридцати однолетней женщины в полицейскую дежурную часть полиции поступила жалоба на то, что принадлежащий ей автомобиль «Тойота Виста» был угнан.
В результате проведения оперативно-следственных мероприятий сотрудниками уголовного розыска было выяснено, что гражданка сделала заведомо ложной заявление. В самом же деле она продала принадлежащий ей автомобиль своему знакомому. Однако он оплатил заявительнице всего половину оговоренной стоимости, а остальную сумму отдавать не хотел. И вместо того, чтобы подать на своего обидчика гражданский иск, женщина решила припугнуть его, сделав фиктивное заявление о якобы произошедшем угоне авто.
В отношении жительницы Якутска открыто уголовное производство по статье «Заведомо ложный донос».