Released 10/02/2023Canberrans are embracing public transport with new data showing the best patronage numbers for the first week of school since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is nearly 75,000 more journeys for the same first week of the school year in 2022 where we recorded 159,602 passenger journeys on our public transport network, an increase of approximately 47 per cent. “Canberrans are regaining confidence and returning to public transport in 2023. “We are now actively encouraging people to return to public transport and to keep growing patronage in the years ahead. “I want to thank our community coming back onto public transport, adjusting to the new ‘disruption timetable’ and to those who are already making changes to their routines to help reduce pressure on our roads.
Nigeria has continued to suffer its worst case of flooding in a long time due to torrential rainfall. In responding to these calls, the presidency asked state governments to give an account of how they spent the monies allocated to them from the ecological fund to tackle floods and other ecological problems. The state governments however did not respond to the question of how they spent the monies allocated to them from the ecological fund. The group, including ActionAid Nigeria, CARE International, Plan International Nigeria, and Christian Aid Nigeria, also asked government at all levels to find sustainable ways to curb the perennial flooding. Combating the menaceIn handling this crisis and for future purposes, state governments should introduce community surveillance and early warning systems for flood prevention and mitigation.5 months ago Development Diaries
2022 World Cup: Portugal vs. Switzerland odds, picks and predictionsThe Round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup wraps up Tuesday as Portugal and Switzerland meet at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail at 2 p.m. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Portugal vs. Switzerland odds, and make our best World Cup bets, picks and predictions. Watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 onFOX and FS1 with FUBO TVPortugal vs. Switzerland oddsProvided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Moneyline: Portugal -117 (bet $117 to win $100) | Switzerland +350 (bet $100 to win $350) | Draw +255Portugal -117 (bet $117 to win $100) | Switzerland +350 (bet $100 to win $350) | Draw +255 Over/Under: 2.5 (O: +120 | U: -140)Claim your risk-free bet up to $350. However, Switzerland has never won 3 games in a single World Cup, and it is sitting on 2 wins currently.3 months ago Donaldsonville Chief
Since Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s order pronouncing a death sentence on Rushdie in February 1989, 15 Khordad Foundation has committed millions of dollars to anyone willing to carry out this heinous act. Since putting its bounty on Rushdie, the 15 Khordad Foundation, which is affiliated with the Supreme Leader, has raised the reward for targeting the author. 15 Khordad FoundationThe 15 Khordad Foundation is a so-called charitable foundation subordinate to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The 15 Khordad Foundation maintains a multi-million-dollar bounty on Rushdie. As recently as 2012, the 15 Khordad Foundation increased its bounty on the author, bringing the total sum from $2.7 million to $3.3 million.5 months ago Treasury Department
OTTAWA — A Montreal-based urology organization has postponed plans to honour a Tehran physician who has been accused of spreading COVID-19 disinformation and upholding the Iranian regime's sexist attitudes. OTTAWA — A Montreal-based urology organization has postponed plans to honour a Tehran physician who has been accused of spreading COVID-19 disinformation and upholding the Iranian regime's sexist attitudes. The Société Internationale d'Urologie had invited Dr. Nasser Simforoosh to visit Montreal and to receive a distinguished service award on Nov. 10. The Société Internationale d'Urologie would not say whether Simforoosh will be heading to Montreal, nor how it screens award recipients. "SIU has received several emails and other communications making allegations regarding Dr. Simforoosh.4 months ago Squamish Chief
Only three states out of the 27 that impose the death penalty do not require unanimity. "The people subject to the death penalty are already convicted murderers, they are not people picked off the street,'' Montalto said. U.S. President Joe Biden campaigned on a pledge to work toward abolishing the death penalty but has not taken major action to end the practice. The U.S. Justice Department still presses for the death penalty in certain cases but has a moratorium in place, making federal executions unlikely. "This is the perfect timing for tourists, business travellers, and investors from near and far to come and say, `Hello, Hong Kong.'''1 month ago Squamish Chief
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) momentum is surging among India’s best companies in the post-pandemic era, according to new research from Avtar and Seramount, which recently published its Most Inclusive Companies index (MICI) and its Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) list. The MICI results illustrate a clear path to progress, in terms of DEI as organisations in India work towards including diverse talent. According to Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder and President of Avtar Group, there is a steady pace of DEI progress in the Best Companies with 77% of them reporting an upsurge in their DEI momentum post-Covid. Rajesh admits that the representation of women at senior levels in India is stark. Among the best companies for women are international brands such as Accenture, Citi India, EY, Barclays, Atos, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, DBS.5 months ago Business Chief
In response, residents and volunteers fought against the project alongside Sierra Watch to prevent further damage to the area, increased traffic, reduced workforce housing, heightened fire risk, and restricted water supplies. The initiative involves the Chuckwalla National Monument, which gets its name from a lizard that lives in the Sonoran and Mojave Desert. In order to come to realization, the Biden administration must issue an executive order, or Congress would need to approve the monument. In response to complaints from homeowners, the San Diego Planning Department has formulated a plan to redefine "transit priority areas." The homeowners remain unhappy, but city officials are concerned they just want to reduce housing density overall.4 months ago California Planning & Development Report