Tourism in today's Victoria Melbourne
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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Bushfires in Melbourne
In Australia, forest fires are approaching Melbourne. Due to the anomalous situation, 100 thousand people were evacuated from five Melbourne suburbs.
It is noticed that one volunteer firefighter died during the fight against fire in the countryside. At the moment, the deaths of another 10 firefighters, including two volunteers, are recorded.
The fire destroyed more than a thousand homes and destroyed more than three million hectares of territory. On Friday, conditions in Australia worsened due to strong winds and high temperatures of up to 47 ° C.
In some regions, New Year's fireworks were banned. The $ 4.5 million that Sydney was planning to spend on fireworks will be invested in supporting voluntary firefighters and helping citizens.
Earlier it was reported that 300 thousand hectares of territory were burned in Australia. A few weeks ago, a state of emergency was declared in the region due to forest fires.
An Australian academic being held in an Iranian prison has begun a hunger strike
Mrs Moore-Gilbert had been earlier working in Melbourne University as an instructor and a specialist of Middle East, she was also studying in Cambridge. But now she is staying in one of the worst prisons in Tehran. She was accused in espionage and is there for a year already. The lecturer is to serve a 10-year sentence after an appeal had failed.
Recently she and her cellmate, also an academic, have started to refuse eating. It was confirmed by them.
Australia does not admit Mrs Moore-Gilbert's accusations and makes all possible things to set her free, according to words of the Victorian government. Kylie Moore-Gilbert is not the first Australian prisoner in Iran. Some touristic bloggers were kept there too.
Poison information staff notice explosion in synthetic drug use
Melbourne's emergency medical service receives thousands of calls each year from people who are concerned about what they ate, or the bites of dangerous animals.
There are quite strange calls, which the team receive. For example one is from a man whose child ate decorations for Christmas tree, and the other ate the bait.
During other calls, there were concerns about chemical burns at the workplace, a spider bite, and one person told staff that he had drunk a whole bottle of medicine.
According to the center’s annual report, silica gel dehumidifier and toilet bowl cleaner are among the 10 most used substances.
In addition to these substances, synthetic drugs are popular. Despite the fact that these are illegal substances, they are quite easy to find in Victoria.
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PHOTO 2020 in Melbourne
Melbourne authorities have announced that the famous international photography festival PHOTO 2020 will be finally held in the capital of Victoria in Australia.
The festival will bring together about 40 galleries and more than 120 artists, including such masters as Zanele Muholi, Cristina de Middel and Martin Paris. Special attention is paid to the Australian artist - Kate Golding, Laura Delaney and Gundzhmar Hayley Millar-Baker.
Project artistic director Elias Redstone says that PHOTO 2020 is a grand celebration of new photographs and some new ideas. Studying the veracity of photography is more important than ever in our current social, political and cultural climate.
Australia is waiting for Israel decision to extradite Malki Leifer
Nicole Meyer, 34, claimed that in her youth, she and her two sisters were sexually assaulted by Malki Leifer, ex-principal of the Jewish school in Melbourne.
In 2008, Malke Leifer was charged in absentia with 74 charges of sexual violence against minors. Shortly before this, Leifer fled to Israel. 5 years ago, she was detained at the request of the Australian authorities. In 2016, Leifer was released from custody after experts recognized her as suffering from a mental illness. In 2018, she was again detained. The psychiatrists appointed by the court for the examination forgot to notify the court that they did not have time to prepare their opinion.
Recently, one of the publications published an article stating that "the Malki Leifer case united the Jewish community of Australia," most of whom hope that the ex-director of the religious school will appear in court in Melbourne.
On October 10, the Supreme Court overturned the decision of the Jerusalem District Court to transfer Malki Leifer to house arrest. She will remain in custody until a final decision on her extradition is made.
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.
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Deterioration of fires in SA
Yesterday CFS declared emergency conditions of bush fires in Adelaide and around the city. Kersbrook on Saturday night was supposed to be the most dangerous place, but later the fire was a little bit extinguished. Some days ago fire was spreading in south-eastern direction, now its area is spreading in every side.
Waterbomber quickly reacted to the flames, dropping all the cargo in just an hour, gaining valuable time when firefighters from nearby places rushed to the scene.
The attack groups were called into the area to deal with the expanding fire zone with 150 firefighters on the front line and 25 fire engines
Land breakthroughs were made to stop the direct stop of the fire, but it was expected that it would burn for several more days.
No victims of the fire or destroyed houses have been noticed so far.
A poisonous reptile right in the dishwasher
Earlier some video has shocked a social media. Snake сatchers from Snake Catchers Adelaide in South Australia videotaped how he has got a poisonous reptile out of a dishwasher that he sat there for several hours.
Immediately after the call the snake catchers came, one of them went to the house, in which he found a poisonous reptile right in the dishwasher. It stayed inside for about two hours. A video published on the social network shows how a man holds a tool for catching, with which he gently clings to and carries a reptile into a big black bag.
Heat in South Australia
The whole of Australia swept over a 40-degree heat, in some regions the temperature exceeded 49 °.
On December 19, in the village of Nullarbor, South Australia, the December record for the whole country was updated, now it is 49.9 °.
A little less was in the village of Eucla, which is located in the southeast of the state of Western Australia, 49.7 ° is recorded here. December 20 in South Australia, the air temperature also exceeded 49 °.
In many localities, heat breaks its own records. Victoria recorded its hottest December day, here it warmed up to 47.4 °.
Recall that in Australia on December 18 the hottest day in the history of meteorological observations was recorded.
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Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, 250 people will get their own homes by the end of January
The houses for the selected 250 characters in the 'Pardhanmantri Awas Yojna' will be ready by the end of this month. Under this scheme 350 families are to be given ripe houses. In the first phase, 250 houses will be ready by the end of the month of January and from February month these 250 families will start living in these houses.
On Friday, DRDA project director KK Singh revealed this during a meeting, adding that the PD has also prepared a list of characters and ineligible. According to the list, 296 persons have been found ineligible. Of this, money of 264 has also been returned. Others have been issued RCs. And 350 people have been found eligible, out of which 250 will be dead at the end of this month and the remaining 100 will also be given home soon.
Таджикистан заключил договор касательно поддержки во время чрезвычайных ситуаций
Комитет по чрезвычайным ситуациям Таджикистана совместно с швейцарской благотворительной организацией "Каритас" поставили свою подпись в циркуляре, подтверждающем поддержку в области ЧС, заявили в отделе связи с общественностью.Официальное заключение договора произошла в начале рабочей недели в КЧС в Душанбе.
"Под документом поставили свою подпись руководитель КЧС Рустам Назарзода и директор компании "Каритас" Швейцарии Шинан Кассам", - уточняется ведомством Таджикистана. Руководитель отметил, что заверенный контракт считается закономерным продлением общих трудов между КЧС и "Каритасом" в предоставлении поддержки во время чрезвычайных ситуаций."
Вне всякого сомнения заключенные циркуляра сможет сделать лучше общие труды направленные на решение важных дел и событий по ликвидации результатов стихийных бедствий" - говорит руководитель.Так же, Шинан Кассам добавил, что документ позволяет ввести долгосрочное, действенное и взаимовыгодное сотрудничество.