Aircraft deployed to combat Sydney blaze Sydney
Hundreds of protesters are on streets demanding more firefighting resources and strong actions to counter climate change. On Tuesday, Fire raged across a large area and destroyed many homes. The authorities said that it is unlikely that the fire will come under control anytime before next week. The department is using an aircraft to drop fire retardants on bushfires that are threatening homes in Sydney. According to the officials, they have responded to 11 emergency warnings, and out of 70 fires across the state, half were under control. Shane Fitzsimmons, who is the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner, said that it is still a long way to go before they can say that they are comfortable with the bushfires. While the firefighters have to struggle in a lack of more resources, the residents are getting impatient every day.
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In last Saturday's memorable comeback of United over Melbourne, United chased the game after Mitch Duke curled the Wanderers in front after five minutes.
United soon scored an equalizer, and in the second half took the lead to obtain the victory.
In the end, United bounced the visitors into second on the Hyundai A-League table.
Duke curls the Wanderers ahead
After the match started, United found themselves dawdling in just five minutes. Mitch Duke planted an impressive effort and sent the ball into the bottom corner.
Durante draws United level
United delivered a rapid-fire response to Wanderer's effort. This time it was an incredible header from Andrew Durante at the back post, which finally restored parity.
Appiah strikes for United
Appiah took a great first touch to control Ersan Gulum's ball before turning and placing the ball into the corner to give United the lead.
The lockout laws in Sydney are almost being lifted. As a result, we are assured renewal of Sydney nightlife
I rarely stay out past midnight these days, so the lockout was never an issue to me.
The real issue to me was - and remains - the pack of drunken 20-somethings, I would occasionally find myself encircled by if I wander out beyond my close-down hour. There is a lot of vomit at the footpath and screaming and young girls and boys. Drunken boys running into oncoming traffic may be due to some stupid dare.
Sydney's nightlife's biggest problem is far broader than the laws which were designed to restrain violence on the streets.
Looking at Melbourne, one only needs to spend a few days there to apprehend just how much better people there have it when it comes to going out, meeting people, and letting one's hair down beyond the age of 35.
Australia, on Tuesday, issued a warning to its largest city Sydney and surrounding areas of a "disastrous" bushfire threat.
The locals in these endangered communities are being requested to leave and look for shelter in shopping centers.
Three people are dead, and thousands relocated due to the weekend of bushfires in Australia.
This is the first time since the new fire warnings were introduced, Sydney is facing possible catastrophic conditions.
Temperature is assumed to rise 37C on Tuesday, while the conditions are expected to be worse than on Friday.
Schools have been closed in vulnerable areas, and exhausted emergency crews prepare for a fresh barrage as firefighters from New Zealand have been flown in to help.
More than 150 homes have been confirmed as destroyed by fire officials in NSW.
Some respite has been provided by cooler weather on Saturday.
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Qantas have recently announced about canceling some flights from Sydney to other towns of the state because of smoke from constant bushfires. So the passengers are advised to check the state of their flight. As visibility will probably only worsen, more and more flights can be canceled by Quantas and Virgin. Moreover, the companies will forgo any cancellation bills. Port Macquarie and Sydney airports are still working and had no disturbance, but a lot of flights have been cut and some services can be damaged because of strong winds and haze.
Social media are now full of travellers' photos of smoky mist at Grafton Airport and Macquarie.
Recently another bushfire has taken place in Nothern Sydney. Police are now investigating, if it was an intentional arson. Yesterday about 4 PM serious fire has started, threatening hundreds of homes in South Turramurra. The ourbreaks of flame were terrifying, dozens of firemen's cars rushed to quench it. One of them got severe injures and was taken to the hospital. Dry wind spread the fire among houses very quickly. Fortunatuly, most houses were covered with the fire retardant. The residents are very grateful to the firemen, as almost every house has been rescued. But bushfires are continuing around New South Wales. Now there are about 80 places of burning in the state.
In addition to terrible bushfires in New South Wales, some people try to commit arsons. Police has already arrested some of them. For example, yesterday it was a 9-year-old boy, who burnt grass with a gas blowtorch in the Southern Sydney. Police succeeded to quench that fire. Another is example is a man, who started a fire outside to cook something, he paid a fine of more than $2000.
Then Rural Fire Service has been set on fire recently. One of the firemen got heat stroke, while quenching the fire.
The residents of Sydney and the towns around it try to fight fire and to protect their homes. But some attempts are in vain, as wind blows the fire all around the region and new places of fire are appearing. Police banned any usage of fire for dwellers of NSW.
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Today the court accused in trading drugs 41-year-old Danny Awad and 35-year-old John Tambakakis and sentenced to at least 15 year behind bars. The judge informed, they had been a part of criminal gang and made an attempt to occupy cocain, which costs abot 9 million dollars. Two men imported illegal stuff from Mexico to Melbourne, but it was caught by the Austalian police. There were more than 20 kg of cocaine in several printers worth of $9 million at least. Police took cocain away and put harmless stuff into printers. Later the pair understood it wasn't cocaine, and were arrested at the same day. Two men have been staying in jail sixty days already. Both of them have families.
A 14-year-old boy with cerebral palsy has finally realized his lifelong ambition. Today Connor Smith could fly in skydiving center iFly in Melbourne. With being constantly in a wheelchair it was almost impossible, but dreams come true. Connor wasn't afraid at all, and was ready for the first flight. His mom tells that adventures and trips have always attracted him and he has already gone bobsleighing. The instructor tells, Connor coped with the fly excellent, he really knew how to manage his body in the wind pushing him up. After it Connor said, he would be a regular guest at iFly.
Today in the afternoon three girls have been taken to the hospital in Melbourne, because a huge branch from the lemon tree fell upon them. The girls were coming out of the St John Vianney's church, when it happened. Two girls are in stable condition, another one has severe injures. When the branch fell, everyone was astonished. After the girls' parents had come, they became much quieter. All victims study in school at the church. The headmaster of the school will speak with the priest about that dangerous tree and do something with it.
It's not the first time, when a tree injures people in Melbourne. Recently a man was killed by a falling branch in Princes Park.
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Volksvertreter arbeiten an den Knochen. Die Berliner Zeitung hat allen Bundestagsabgeordneten per Post mitgeteilt, wie viele Stunden pro Woche sie nach eigener Einschätzung arbeiten. Das Ergebnis der Umfrage finden Sie in der Grafik.
Fast 150 Abgeordnete gaben eine Einschätzung ab und waren sich in allen Parteivorgängen einig: Die meisten Abgeordneten geben an, 60 bis 80 Stunden pro Woche zu arbeiten. Zahlen können jedoch nur einen kleinen Teil der Realität wiedergeben. Dies belegen E-Mails unserer Redakteure sowie zahlreiche Telefongespräche mit Mitgliedern, die wir in den letzten Tagen geführt haben. SPD-Abgeordneter Dietmar Nietan fasst dies zusammen: "Die wachsende Verachtung der" Politiker "und die Rücksichtslosigkeit der Geselligkeit werden durch die Arbeitsbelastung bei weitem unterdrückt", schreibt er.
Diese Meinung teilen fast alle, die auf unsere Anfrage reagiert haben. Viele wollten nicht zitiert werden. Fallen Sie einfach nicht auf Nörgelei herein! Die schlimmsten sind lange Nächte im Plenum. Die Bundestagsverwaltung verfolgt die Sitzungszeiten; Danach ist es unwahrscheinlich, dass der Donnerstag kommt, wenn das Parlament vor Mitternacht schließt. Vielleicht war es ein Zufall oder nicht, dass letzte Woche an diesem Tag zwei Abgeordnete verletzt wurden.
Anscheinend ist AfD für die Marathonsitzungen verantwortlich. Sie besteht darauf, dass alle Reden im Parlament gehalten werden, egal wie spät es ist. Früher wurden sie oft nur für eine Zeitschrift ausgegeben und dann im Internet gelesen. Jetzt besteht die AfD auf Präsenz. Auch um zwei Uhr morgens. Die grüne Europaabgeordnete Beate Müller-Gemmeke schenkt den Mitarbeitern des Verbatim-Dienstes und den Assistenten des Plenums besondere Aufmerksamkeit: „Ich meine, diese Belastung ist zu groß.“
В известном сочинском парке "Ривьера" стартовали подготовительные работы по реконструкции и модернизации.
Как заявили в отделе связи с общественностью сочинской мэрии, на территории парка уже демонтированы практически все маркетинговые щиты и плакаты.
По текстам замдиректора парка Сергея Каруны, лишь только на центральной аллейке убрано уже семьдесят объектов, двадцать из которых — это торговые площадки. В частности, вывезены экспонаты павильона "Арктика", сада бабочек. Начаты работы по сносу музея пришельцев.
В обмен этого в "Ривьере" должны будут поставить новые ребяческие площадки, игровые зоны и много другого. А вот численность аттракционов немного сократится и фотографов с животными в парке также не станет.
Переустройство территории парка будет проводится в несколько этапов, на режиме работы это никоим образом не отразится, он также будет, ежегодно, рад видеть посетителей.
Norwegian Air, which is a budget airline, has decided to expand its services from Chicago. They are introducing nonstop flights to Paris and Rome from next summer. The Norway-based carrier said that they have flights on Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Barcelona and London routes, and now they are going to have seasonal summer service to Paris and Rome as well. These trips will use Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The low-cost flight will take over several times during the week. While the service to Paris will begin on May 1 and will run through Oct 24. The flight to Rome will operate from June 2 and will run till Oct 19. The company is offering Paris flight 5 times a week while the services to Rome will be four times a week.