‘Shovel ready’ essential services make headway during COVID-19

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While Australia slowly experiences a progressive relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, stimulus plans are being rolled out to sustain businesses across the nation. The construction sector is a key focus, placing ‘shovel ready’ projects in the limelight to help revive its slowing economy. With its crews on the frontline building some of the largest pipelines across Australia and New Zealand, specialist in water infrastructure, Interflow, has been spearheading ‘shovel ready’ essential services for communities across Western Australia. Interflow is a self-performing contractor employing over 600 people, providing end-to-end solutions for water networks across Australia and New Zealand. The Company carries out…

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Hepler hires by CalMatters to cover the state economy

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Lauren HeplerLauren Hepler has been hired by CalMatters to cover the California economy.She will start on June 15.She will report on gig workers, unemployment, the state budget and inequality.Hepler previously worked at Protocol, covering Silicon Valley through the prism of the people who work there and the people who are most directly affected by what happens there.Hepler has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Slate, and the BBC, and she reported previously for the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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Quartz CEO to staff: We need to improve diversity, equality and inclusion

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Zach SewardQuartz CEO Zach Seward sent the following statement to the financial news site’s staff on Thursday:Hi, QuartzI wanted to write today about the fight for racial justice happening now in the US and, in particular, what it should mean for Quartz. My strong feeling is that, in addition to supporting Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist movements worldwide, we need to take this moment to improve as a company, as well. This note is just a starting point. We will hold small group discussions this month to hear from colleagues on this topic and get into more detail about what we…

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IoT News – Connecting the Dots: Today’s IoT Reality

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By Kushala Silva, Head of Technology at Ericsson IoT Studio.By 2025, IoT connections will reach more than 24.9 billion, compared to the estimated human population of 8.1 billion people. This unprecedented rise in connected technologies has enabled a world of opportunities for companies looking to digitally transform any part of their business. This includes improved productivity, safer and more efficient supply chains, as well as remote capabilities across industries like retail, manufacturing and energy.But what is hype and what is reality?Solving without a strategyFor years now, the tech industry has been promoting new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT),…

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Perth’s Premier Arborists | Business News

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Supporting Local Government At Moore Stephens, we understand local government’s unique challenges and opportunities and we want to work with you to help you service your local communities to meet your objectives.Perth's Premier ArboristsGeoff’s Tree Service Pty Ltd (GTS) is an ISO certified organisation providing professional arboriculture and Tree maintenance services for over 25 years. It employs just under, 25 staff members. GTS is fully equipped, licensed and one of the premier arborists, WA has.

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Drinkers celebrate in Guernsey as first place in British Isles to reopen pubs

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Guernsey has become the first place in the British Isles to re-open its pubs as the coronavirus lockdown slowly begins to wind down. Licensed premises throughout the Channel Island started serving pints again this week – in a taste of what’s to come for the mainland next month. The lifting of restrictions comes more than two months after all pubs shut in March when the lockdown was announced. But Guernsey has now entered phase four of its exit plan as it has reported ‘no known’ Covid-19 cases remaining. In addition to pubs, hairdressers, gyms, restaurants, cafes, museums and cinemas have…

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Wired editorial staffers ask Conde Nast CEO to recognize union

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Members of the Wired editorial staff sent the following to Conde Nast CEO Roger Lynch on Monday:Roger,Today marks 40 days since the WIRED editorial staff announced our union. Since then, many of my colleagues have been laid off and received second-rate severance packages not befitting their contributions to WIRED, despite the fact that we are producing some of the most important, highest-performing work of our 27-year history.In the meantime, the WIRED Union hasn’t heard from your, and your silence is increasingly concerning. It seems to suggest you are breaking with the already established precedent at Conde Nast of swift voluntary…

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Pro-Kremlin businessman buys Russian business newspaper

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A little-known Russian media executive with close commercial ties to the state has bought leading business newspaper Vedomosti, reports Max Seddon of the Financial Times.Seddon reports, “Staff at Vedomosti say the eleventh-hour appearance of Ivan Eremin to rescue the sale is unlikely to ease their stand-off with the paper’s new acting editor, whom they claim banned writing on topics that the Kremlin considers taboo.“The clash over Vedomosti, according to its reporters, shows the Kremlin wants to increase its control over what little remains of the nominally independent media. In recent years, several other outlets have been sold to Kremlin-friendly owners and have…

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ACBJ joins lawsuit seeking PPP information from SBA

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American City Business Journals has joined The Washington Post and nine other news outlets in a lawsuit against the Small Business Administration that seeks detailed information about the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program.Matthew Kish of the Portland Business Journal writes, “On Friday, American City Business Journals, ABC, CNN, NBC, the Associated Press and the Center for Investigative Reporting were added as plaintiffs.Read more here.

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F1 team Williams which dominated the sport puts itself up for sale

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The British Formula One team founded by Sir Frank Williams that has been one of the most successful in the sport’s history has been put up for sale after recording losses of £13 million last year. The Williams team, founded by Sir Frank and Sir Patrick Head in 1977, has remained fiercely independent but poor performance in recent years has now forced it to seek outside investment. Although it is the second most successful team in terms of constructors’ championships, behind only Ferrari, and third for grand prix wins, after Ferrari and McLaren, its results in recent years have been…

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Orlando biz reporter Carrazana hired by The 19th

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Chabeli CarrazamaChabeli Carrazana, a space and business reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has been hired by The 19th to cover women and the economy.She will start June 22.Carrazana has been covering worker issues, business development and the space industry. Her work has focused on the intersection of business and poverty, labor disputes and inequality.he has been recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society for Features Journalism and the Society of Professional Journalists – Florida.Previously, Carrazana worked at the Miami Herald as tourism reporter and a health care reporter. She also enjoyed a stint with WLRN,…

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IoT News – Everything You Need To Know About Backend App Development

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We all know that the app development industry has been booming over the past ten years, and it is pretty safe to say that it is only going to grow even more in the future. It makes sense, if you think about it, after all, we use our smartphones for almost anything nowadays including remotely monitoring or controlling IoT-enabled devices.With IoT gadgets spreading all over our home and work places, the need for apps as an extension of all those connected objects is rising. However, developing an app is not as easy as you might have thought. Even the simplest…

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Tentative first steps for South West tourism

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South West businesses are advising visitors to adjust their expectations ahead of the long weekend. After months of travel restrictions and limits on social gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Australia Day long weekend offers welcome relief for those eager to hit the road to the South West. But while holidaymakers are busy making plans to flock to Margaret River and other coastal areas, life is far from back to normal in the tourism and wine destination. Local tour operators are urging tourists to plan their trip, book in advance and be prepared to ‘do’ Margaret River…

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Apprentice star’s firm rebuked by Advertising Standards over Covid-19 ads

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A company led by a former Apprentice contestant has had three social media adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority over misleading Covid-19 claims. The ASA said Revival Shots, founded by Daniel Elahi, had suggested its Vitamin C rehydration sachets could boost immunity and help cure the disease. The firm has now removed one advert from Facebook and two from Instagram. It noted other posts had said its goods could not be used to treat the virus. The ASA’s investigation was fast-tracked as part of the watchdog’s focus on ads that exploit health concerns during the current Covid-19 crisis. It…

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Local TV stations running Amazon’s PR on workplace safety

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Local news stations are running a segment produced by Amazon touting its efforts to keep warehouse employees safe from the coronavirus, reports Annie Palmer of CNBC.com.Palmer reports, “It’s unclear how many television stations ran the segment. At least two stations promoted the segment on Twitter, while other TV reporters on Twitter called out Amazon for sending them the pitch.“An Amazon spokesperson disputed claims that the segments were crafted as an attempt to reframe the story about its warehouse working conditions.“‘We welcome reporters into our buildings and it’s misleading to suggest otherwise,’ the spokesperson said in a statement. ‘This video was created to share…

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