Australia asked the tourists not to canc Sydney
Australia asked the tourists not to cancel because of fires.
Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, has requested foreign tourists not to get deterred by the deadly wildfires that have caused mass destruction in the country. The fire has sent smoke as far as South America. Morrison visited Kangaroo Island on Wednesday. He said Australia is open and it is still a beautiful place to come with your family. He mentioned that two-third of the island is open and ready for business. The local economies need to be vibrant at these times. Tourism sums up to 3.1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, and in the last summer season, Australia saw an inflow of 2.71 million holidaymakers. However, the hotel occupancy this year as dropped, and the famous resorts have also become ghost town amid crisis. The officials have confirmed that another firefighter has died in a vehicle crash while on duty, which brings the death toll to 26.
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Illawarra to become a site for a second desalination plant for NSW.
Water Minister Melinda Pavey recently announced a fast-tracking of capacity at Sydney's Kurnell plant. At the moment, the plant fulfills 15 percent of the drinking water requirement in Sydney. After the expansion, it is expected that the capacity will reach to double. Ms. Pavay said in her statement that the state has to prepare for the ongoing drought, and this expansion will serve as the insurance policy for the country. Gordon Bradbery, who is Lord Mayor of Wollongong, said in his statement that Water NSW spoke to the council on the proposal. He said the discussions are at an early stage, and it will take time to decide on increasing capacity at Kurnell. The discussions will move further in the mid-year if the present drought and rainfall conditions remain the same. He said they are looking for the options, and Illawarra is one of them.
Mootiv and Cubic jointly develop a public transport app.
Cubic Transportation Systems and Moovit partnered to develop a mobile app for the public transit agency. This single platform will provide information and options for trip planning, ticketing, and fare collection. Under the partnership, Mootiv’s Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution will get integrated into Cubic’s own mobile Travellers app, which will deliver service alerts, information about nearby transport service lines, multimodal trip planning capabilities, and real-time arrival information. Transit options, along with the ticketing feature based on cost and trip duration, will be available as per the report. The app will be available for all Cubic’s customers, including public transit agencies in Brisbane, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The two companies have also signed a border strategic agreement to explore and collaborate on additional offerings by MaaS. Cubic CEO and chairman Bradley H Feldman said that the technologies and abilities are complementary, and this partnership is only a beginning to an alignment to serve the people in a better way.
Studio apartments are good options for first time home buyers in 2020.
Tiny downtown studios are good options for those who are buying home in Sydney for the first time. However, a little help from mom and dad’s bank will be necessary. Ty Demirezen, who is an agent with Ray White Woollahra, said that a 24 m² studio on the top floor of a Spanish mission block costs around $350,000. It is one of the cheapest options available in Redfern. The area is amazingly good, and professionals, along with people who are trying to get rid of rental scenarios, are taking an interest in such low-cost options. As the price of the unit is less than $650,000, the first-time buyer will not have to pay the stamp duty as well. The group of this size is, however, not an easy option to finance as the banks prefer to give loans on apartments with at least 40 m² sizes. Many first time buyers are turning towards their parents for help who have a lot of equity with them. The children get the house and payback to parents.
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Lightning injured two people in Sydney
A young surfer has recently been struck with a lightning, when he was right in the water. His friend and life guard gave him necessary first aid which saved his life before the arrival of an ambulance.
Just ten minutes earlier a woman was struck near her house in another district of Sydney. She was given the first aid too and taken to hospital in a serious condition. The medical workers were astonished by this incident, they had never seen two lightning hits in ten minutes. They add, this is well that victims were given CPR, as after a lightning hit, most people have their heart stopped. Now the patients are undergoing treatment.
Rain in New South Wales
Finally, much-needed rain fell in New South Wales overnight, but this is not enough to have a significant effect on forest fires.
Meteorologists said that in the northern suburbs of Sydney, it was the heaviest rain in the last day, about 17 millimeters of rain.
On the South Coast, where large forest fires continue to burn, only 3 mm was recorded in Belovre. The weather forecast for this week in this region is disappointing, as fires create their own weather system with lightnings that light new fires.
The specification predictor said scattered showers will continue today, especially in the Blue Mountains and Central Highlands.
Sydney water restriction
In December the government of Sydney launched a new law about Level 2 water restraint. Because of the terrible drought and bush fires people must change the quantity of consumed water.
Since that time more than 4000 complaints have been noticed but only several ones have been taken into account. Sydney Water have fined only for people and taken just 800 dollars in general. There were so few fines because only police usually fine violators, but Sydney Water workers are to come to them and tell about the reasons of this restrictions, drought and so on, they should explain why people should keep to this new law. Sydney Water can also fine a person only while noticing violating at the moment.
Moreover, level of water is falling and falling, so the government might introduce a stricter law of usage Sydney's water.
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Fire situation in NSW
Scale bushfires are moving to Sydney. This was announced by the Deputy Commissioner for Fire in New South Wales, Rob Rogers.
"Residents are likely to lose their homes, and it will be a success if not a single life is lost. It is likely that the fire will intensify, cross the dam and move to the western suburbs of Sydney," Rogers said.
In New South Wales, more than 130 fires continue, almost half of them firefighters can not take control.
For the first time in Australian history, several thousand reserve troops will be involved in the fight against large-scale fires raging in several states of the country.
As a result of forest fires in Australia, at least 20 people have died.
Thousands of locals and tourists in Australia have been forced to flee to the ocean in New South Wales and Victoria due to the raging forest fires that have continued in the region since early November.
Tram problems in Sydney
Troubles with electricity in Sydney occurs very often now due to the fires. And recently a very expensive and new system of public transport has been undergone a power outage. Many trams just stopped in central Sydney, though they started their work only a month ago. One of them just blocked the crossroads for more than an hour and later was delievered for check up.
A lot of people complained about it in a social media. Moreover there has been a tournament at the Cricket Ground and people could not be there in time. They were advised to use buses.
Now these trams are properly functioning and going.
The situation on Kangaroo Island
At least two people were victims of forest fires on Kangaroo Island in southern Australia near Sydney. This was reported on Saturday by The Sydney Morning Herald, citing the police.
The bodies of the dead were found in a car. In the near future, a team of forensic experts will be sent to the scene. In connection with the incident, the Prime Minister of South Australia reminded its residents of the need to heed the warnings. He called the current situation on the island "very dangerous."
“The scale of fires is growing, and this requires attracting additional resources to overcome them. Many settlements need help. Therefore, we decided to mobilize the army to work with local rescuers. I think this is the first time in our country's history that we will attract reservists to overcome this disasters, ” the prime minister commented.
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В Республике Саха проходит операция «Нетрезвый водитель».
По сообщению Управления Государственной инспекции безопасности дорожного движения Министерства внутренних дел по Якутии, в срок с двадцать пятого декабря две тысячи девятнадцатого года по четырнадцатое января две тысячи двадцатого года на автотрассах федерального значения «Колыма» и «Вилюй» контроль за дорожным движением проводят три передвижных пункта Дорожно-патрульной службы.
В профилактических акциях по поддержанию порядка и безопасности на автодорогах, кроме работников Госавтоинспекции, принимают участие участковые полицейского управления, добровольческие народные дружины и представители общественности.
За осуществление вождения автомобиля в состоянии алкогольного или наркотического опьянения на водителя налагается штраф в сумме тридцати тысяч рублей, и он лишается возможности управлять транспортным средством на срок от полутора до двух лет. Такие же критерии применяются к водителям за отказ пройти медосвидетельствование.
А за повторные нарушения предусматривается уголовное наказание - лишение свободы сроком до двух лет.
В Якутске прошла проверка работ по вывозу бытовых отходов.
На днях рабочая группа, в состав которой вошли замминистра ЖКХ и энергетики Якутии В.Романов, замглавы города Р.Сорокин, директора МКУ «СЭГХ» А.Егинов, гендиректор «Якутскэкосети» В.Созонов и руководители управ города, осуществила проверку вывоза мусора.
Нужно отметить, что работы по вывозу бытовых отходов в празднично-выходной период проводился в усиленном режиме.
Члены рабочей группы посетили Губинский округ, где провели осмотр 202-го, 203-го микрорайонов и 142-й квартал. Затем проследовали в Промышленный округ, а именно на ул.Дзержинского, ул.Очиченко, район ГРЭС. Также были проверены микрорайоны Марха и Кангалассы, Сырдах, Тулагино и Кильдямцы. Потом комиссия посетила ул.Новопортовскую Гагаринского округа.
В результате проведения проверки были сделаны отдельные замечания по превышающему норму накоплению бытовых отходов в районах Племобъединения и Мархи.
По ситуации в целом, участниками рейда обстановка по уборке бытовых отходов была оценена удовлетворительно.