Sydney government's plan of increasing w Sydney
Sydney government's plan of increasing water supply
Super dry season in Sydney caused a very low level of water stock. Now all the city dams are full only by 40%. And there is a limitation of using water for every Sydney resident. Soon these limitations are going to be stricter. The introduction of water restrictions at this time means that the state government decided to go earlier than expected. But this step is seen as a response to the ongoing drought.
The government has already tried to raise water levels in Sydney this year. It turned on a city desalination plant in Kurnell when dam levels reached 60% in January. The latest water restrictions were lifted in Sydney in 2009.
But the NSW government is planning to double the water level in Kurnell. As this dam can supply only 15% of water to Sydney residents now.
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Climate protests in Sydney
Recently a lot of climate strikes have taken place in all the Australian capitals. Sydney is not an exception. Thousands of people gathered next to the government building. They demanded decreasing financing fossil fuel industry which was very important for Australian economy. The second point of strike is remuneration to firefighters, also compensation and accommodation for people who lost their homes in terrible bushfires.
Many people had never taken part in other climate protests before but they are so upset with the situation in their country now, so they had to come. Groups of the activists were moving all around the city and created traffic jams. Their main demand was 'get rid of Scomo'
Rain in Blue Mountains
Recently firefighters and residents in New South Wales have been surprised by the rain that had been falling for half of the day. Though it has not extinguished all the fire people were very glad to see this fresh outpouring. After the midday haze still took place and temperature of the air was relatively cool.
Moreover, meteorologists told that strong dry winds will spread fire across the state, but fortunately it has not come true.
Sydney and NSW residents became more positive and received more hope in their desperate conditions. But RFS informs that this rain did not affect fires enough and there were still more than a hundred fires across the state.
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.
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Golden girls chasing a win while Sydney Sevens looms.
Seven golden girls of Australia are under immense pressure to top a World Series podium in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics. John Manenti, who is the coach, said in his statement that his players are not happy with settling for silver medals at World Series tournaments. They want to send a message to the rest of the world in the next five tournaments, which they will face before they defend their crown in the Olympics in July. He said that they have come second on enough occasions now. The team is tired of it, and it is time to turn the silvers into gold. The Sydney Sevens will play at Parramatta Stadium in the next three weeks. This will be the first time in two years since 2016 that they will visit this stadium.
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.
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.
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The ace record scored by Osaka survived Kenin in Brisbane.
Third saw Naomi Osaka put on a serving masterclass and defeated Sofia Kenin. She moved into the Brisbane International quarterfinals. This is her longest winning streak with 13 straight wins. She bounced back after Kenin snatched first set from her at the last minute. She sends down a career-high 18 aces and struck 42 winners on the route to posting her second win over Kenin, who is an opponent which she met for the first time and lost to almost five years ago. She said in her statement that she was serving very well throughout the entire match, and she is pleased about that. She said that since she had that shoulder injury, she hadn’t been able to practice much on her serve, and she feels that every serve should count.
Fr Joe Flannery was all for God in Ireland and Brisbane.
Irish-born Fr Joseph Francis Vianney Flannery came on Christmas Eve as a young priest in a foreign land in 1956, and he was sent straight to St Stephen’s Cathedral. He spent his first day in Brisbane’s summer in heat in the confessional and served at the cathedral all day until the midnight mass. On November 27th, he left the world and was remembered as one of the most excellent pastors and dear friend. Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell said during the memorial mass that his ideas formed his mission as a priest. He was intent on serving Christ, but he also understood that this meant holding the people Christ had entrusted to him always within his care. Those who know him for all these years at Everton Park and in East Brisbane, along with many other places, would have a look beyond his human imperfections and knew he was fantastic by heart.
Residents took a ride with South Brisbane Police.
South Brisbane District Crime Prevention staff and the members of the Rail Squad and Cultural Support Unit joined the commuters from Queensland Rail and riding the Cleveland line to Brisbane City as part of Operation Wake Up, targeting safety. They want to give them a morning message about personal safety on public transport. Many commuters used the opportunity to have a word with the police during the ride. The children were given a small token to wear. The passengers were happy to see the outreach program of the police and have positive reviews. Ricki Brudenell, who is a senior constable, said that it was nice to see so many commuters responding in such a positive way to the police and chatted with them. These activities help in breaking the barriers between the police and the public.
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Mumbai: Girl dies as gas geyser snaps oxygen supply in bathroom
Four days in the wake of experiencing hypoxia supposedly carbon monoxide poisoning, caused because of the leakage from geyser fitted inside the bathroom, a Class X student died on Friday morning, on her sixteenth birthday celebration, police said.
A Borivali inhabitant, Dhruvi Gohil, had endured brain swelling and succumbed to the Mangal Murti emergency clinic at Gorai, where she was undergoing treatment, specialists said. They said scant oxygen supply in the bathroom had influenced Dhruvi's mind and caused seizures.
Gas geysers consume oxygen to create heat for warming water. In a not well-ventilated washroom, they can consume the entire oxygen compelling an individual to take in carbon monoxide — a known reason for epileptic seizures and mental harm.
Dhruvi was getting ready for her ongoing school tests till late Saturday night. On Sunday, she went to have a shower around 6.45 am. "She needed to wash her hair, ordinarily that takes longer. Her folks heard some noise from the washroom but were not alarmed. It was until at 8 am the point at which she didn't turn out that they began knocking on the door," her uncle Yagnesh Parmar said.
В 2020 году запланирован Международный сьезд сельской молодежи Казани
В 2020 году пройдет Международный съезд сельской молодежи в Казане. Об этом стало известно со слов Министерства сельского хозяйства. Данное мероприятие пройдет шестого февраля. В данном проекте примет участие двести пятьдесят человек. Организатор съезда объясняет что целью данного проекта является разработка плана по усовершенствованию сельской местности.
Форум сосредоточит внимание на трёх направлениях это культура, образование и молодежное предпринимательство. Кроме этого создатели мероприятия имеют возможность начать собственное дело в селе. Что бы это осуществить для участников придумали разного рода конкурсы с главным призом в гранд для открытия фермерского хозяйства.
Напомним, что в 2016 году проходил подобный конкурс, в котором победители выиграли денежный приз в программе "Начинающий фермер". Только за последний год в город переехали около трёх тысяч специалистов, которые работают в сельскохозяйственной сфере.