New extreme weather conditions in NSW Sydney
New extreme weather conditions in NSW
Sydney has suffered a severe storm again. Especially the nothern part of the city felt the consequences of it, speed of wind was more than 100 km/h. Thousands of people have been left without electricity again. Meteorologists say that the hurricane is expected to leave Sydney on Wednesday evening.
Transport in the North may work with pauses and delays so the residents have to be ready.
Ausgrid informed that about 70 000 objects in the North of the city are without electricity.
One man died at night. Police said he had been struck with a gas bottle. Firtsly, the 37-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he died later because of the injures.
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Ausgrid is about to return electricity
The latest showers and thunderstorms have created panic and chaos in Sydney recently. Almost eight days have become dark for some districts of the city. About 140 000 houses have been without electricity. The company Ausgrid, which is trying to fix it, said they were doing everything possible.
Now the biggest part of the residents' houses are with electricity and the electric systems are repaired. Anyway, there are still some damaged areas, these are mostly suburbs. Ausgrid are going to repair remaining 300 houses. They added that the generators are on their way now. The residents will use them until electricity is fixed.
New safe injection room in Sydney
Criminologists have done a new research in New South Wales. It has shown that Sydney is in need of a new injection centre and the city's government is about to agree. It can be in Liverpool according to the research. The criminologists said that mostly deaths caused by overdosing with drugs happened outside the city. Liverpool is one of the places, where it happened more often.
People in this centre will be allowed to consume drugs under medical care for their safety. Though the idea of creating the injection room caused an opposition of the local politicians and employers. Health Minister will answer the questions and give details of the idea.
More showers in Sydney
Despite the cyclone is gone, more showers are expected in the state. South and central parts of New South Wales are expected to be affected. Sunday had already brought some rains. Previous showers and thunderstorms created a chaos in the state. Still the dangerous conditions exist in cone areas of the state. Giant waves threw loads of rubbish to the shores and took away one life. A man died in the Sydney beach, after a wave had covered him. By the way, this rubbish can get to the dam, so it is advised to use some alternative sources of water. Some companies stopped water giving. They promise to renew it after the weekend. The lake Burragorang has been protected from the rubbish.
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Pither deal confirmed by Team Sydney.
Chris Pither is back on the full-time supercars grid. Jonathon Webb, who is the boss of Team Sydney, has confirmed that the bubbly Kiwi will be behind the wheels of the #22 Holden for the entire 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He took an ARMOR ALL Pole Position in his lone previous solo season in 2016.
However, he fell out of a regular seat when Super Black Racing season closed after the death fo team owner Tony Lentino. It took three years for him to come back on the wheels, and during this time, he worked as a co-driver. He is now back in a bigger and better capacity. He said in a statement that he is excited and grateful for the opportunity.
Following the downpour, water restrictions in Sydney to ease from 1st March.
In the next 15 days, the water restrictions will be eased for the residents of Sydney. The dam levels are at their highest in the last 20 years as Sydney has received the biggest rain event in two decades. The restrictions level will be changed from level 2 to level 1, which is an indication that the water quality in the catchment’s dams is expected to have improved. Water New South Wales minister, Melinda Pavey said in a statement that the state had experienced the biggest rain event in 20 years.
It has impacted the quality of raw water in the greater Sydney’s bushfire-affected catchment. Dam levels in greater Sydney have spiked after significant rainfalls in February, with overall storage now at 80.4%. Some 200mm of rain fell in the catchment in the past week alone. Sydney’s main Warragamba Dam is at 80.3%, which is almost 20 percentage points higher than a week ago. Prospect Dam is at 87.2%, while Woronora Dam is at 63.6% capacity.
Water restriction in Sydney to ease from 1st March.
The city of Sydney witnessed a downpour recently. The event is being dubbed as the most significant rain event in 20 years, and it will give enough relief to the citizens of the city. The Water restrictions put on the citizens will be removed in a fortnight. The rain saw the dam level increasing. The current level 2 restrictions in the city will change to level 1 on 1st March. It is expected that the quality of the catchment level of dams will improve by then. The South Wales Water minister, Melinda Pavey, stated that the country recently witnessed the most significant rain event in the past 20 years.
The incident impacted the quality of raw water in greater Sydney’s bush-fire affected catchment. Pavey released her statement on Tuesday. Several initiatives have been put into place to ensure that the water is safe to use, and various techniques such as filtration, extensive testing, and nets have been used to catch debris. However, the officials are taking two extra weeks as a precautionary method.
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Second man charged for Louis Vuitton ram raid in Brisbane.
The second man was charged by the detectives in connection to a ram raid and theft at the Louis Vuitton store in the heart of Brisbane last week. According to the reports, a stolen white BMW station wagon was reversed repeatedly into the security doors of the store located on Queen Street at around 4 AM. Two men got out of the car and stole many luxury items, including handbags worth thousands of dollars.
The burnt-out vehicle was later found in Tiffany Street, Browns Plains, about 22km south of the Brisbane CBD. Police have arrested a 30-year-old Western Australian man in connection with the crime. He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday. On Monday, police confirmed they had arrested and charged a 49-year-old Browns Plainsman with entering premises to commit an indictable offense. He appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court the same day and is due to reappear on March 16.
Desperate farmers to protest against flawed Inland Rail routes in Brisbane.
According to the reports, more than 200 farmers, along with other community members, are planning to gather in Brisbane to protest what they are calling a flawed Inland Rail route across the Condamine River floodplain. Farmers of Darling Downs will lead the protests. They are calling on the National federal party to rule out the proposed route immediately. They want to government to develop an alternative way as it will have less impact on the $10 billion projects.
The said project will connect Melbourne and Brisbane by a high capacity rail line. Those alternatives include redeveloping the existing rail corridor passing near Warwick, a route through the Felton Valley, and a low impact route mostly through forest country west of Millmerran. A delegation headed by floodplain farmers and Millmerran Rail Group chairman Wes Judd will then meet with Mr. Albanese to further discuss their concerns.
NSW Police found nothing in 88 percent of their researches.
In 88 percent of 211,000 personal searches conducted under the force’s quota by NSW Police. 26,300 searches had been conducted on children under 18, data taken by the Herald from the Bureau of Criminal and Researches statistics. 90 percent of researches came up empty. Lecturer of Law School said, “If searches are being done for a good purpose, you would expect to find something.”
President of the NSW Police Association said, “There should a workable balance between proactive and reactive police.” Police should give additional safeguards for children and vulnerable people, said an NSW Police spokeswoman. In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island, 17,533 searches were conducted but found nothing. A professor in criminology noted that crime rates had been decreased for the last few years, so why they are doing it.
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Назначения в правительстве Санкт-Петербурга
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Senior KDMC officer arrested for taking bribe of Rs 15,000
Bala Saheb Jadhav KDMC Officer, demanded two percent of the bill amount (about Rs 15,000) from the contractor to get the bill passed. Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) laid the trap and apprehended the accused. Later he was arrested.
A senior official of the civic body in Maharashtra has been arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 15,000, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official said 56-year-old Bala Saheb Jadhav, executive engineer with additional charge of deputy commissioner in Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation, was arrested by the ACB on Monday.
The contractor who did the cleaning work of the civilian toilets submitted a bill of Rs 7.98 lakh to the KDMC. Bala Saheb Jadhav allegedly demanded two percent of the bill amount (about Rs 15,000) from the contractor to get the bill passed.
The contractor then contacted the Anti-Corruption Bureau, which laid the trap and apprehended the accused on Monday, accepting Rs 15,000 from the complainant. The accused was later arrested and a case was registered under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Massive fire broke out in the chemical factory
A fire broke out due to explosion in a chemical factory on Tuesday afternoon in Dombivli MIDC area. 8 fire engines were called to fire extinguishing. There were problems in extinguishing the fire due to the chemical in the factory.
A fire broke out dye to explosion in a chemical factory located in Dombivli MIDC area of the city on Tuesday afternoon. 8 fire engines were engaged in fire extinguishing. Fire personnel have safely resumed all the employees working in the factory. No casualties have been reported so far. Many blasts also occurred after the fire was caused by the chemical in the factory.
According to the fire brigade, the fire was reported at two and a half in the afternoon. This is level 3 fire. The smoke emanating from the factory has spread to the surrounding area. There were problems in extinguishing the fire due to the chemical in the factory. Fire stations nearby have also been put on alert.