London weather on New Year’s Eve: Chilly, but more settled

More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Friday 30 December 2016 2:29 pm “New Year’s Eve is looking cloudy and breezy, but largely dry for much of England and Wales, with the brightest weather in the east,” it added.”A band of rain, sometimes heavy, will affect the northwest and slowly move south towards central England and Wales.”Behind the rain the temperatures are expected to turn colder with some snow showers for the far north of Scotland along with strong winds. Southern England however will remain relatively mild until New Year’s Day.” whatsapp Emma Haslett RAC spokesman Rod Dennis added that drivers will face a “mix of hazards”, including ice, fog and snow. Thick fog and ice is already wreaking havoc at airports around the South East, while London’s train network is undergoing the usual festive disruption. Read more: Didn’t get tickets to London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks? Here’s where to watch for free Share It’s an annual dilemma: go out and enjoy New Year’s Eve, or cosy up at home by the fire, and pretend the past year didn’t happen?The good news for wannabe revellers is that there won’t be much rain about. The bad news is, fog and ice are likely to linger – although the brightest of the weather is likely to be in the east of the country, the Met Office has said. London weather on New Year’s Eve: Chilly, but more settled whatsapp read more

Land Securities buys Moorgate site for £16.5m ahead of Crossrail launch

first_img Share More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Tags: Company Crossrail Land Securities Group Show Comments ▼ Monday 16 February 2015 8:39 pm whatsapp Land Securities buys Moorgate site for £16.5m ahead of Crossrail launch Express KCS Land Securities has bought the leasehold of a 1.9 acre site near Liverpool Street for £16.5m, paving the way for a huge regeneration ahead of the launch of Crossrail.Land Securities took out a three-year option to buy 21 Moorfields in 2012. Its previous owners had collapsed in 2010 and EY had been acting as administrators. The deal has paved the way for the company to submit plans for a 500,000 square feet office campus on the site, which will be above the new Crossrail station at Moorgate.The FTSE 100 property company is proposing two buildings of 410,000 sq ft and 100,000 sq ft centred around a public square and with shops on the ground floor. It has also signed a development head lease with Transport for London, which has the option of participating in the development with a financial interest of 15 to 25 per cent. Colette O’Shea, the head of Land Securities’ London portfolio, said: “This is a site with fantastic potential and superb connectivity, located in the heart of the City, adjacent to Moorgate station and the western entrance to Liverpool Street Crossrail station.” whatsapplast_img read more

How to make a startup successful: Five lessons from venture capital firm First Round

first_img whatsapp Thursday 30 July 2015 12:42 pm More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: Ever wondered what traits successful entrepreneurs have in common?Three startups are founded every second across the world, as hopeful entrepreneurs take a stab at their dream venture. The dream will be short-lived for most, however, as 90 per cent inevitably fail. It’s a risky business, and there may not yet be a way to guarantee success, but perhaps there are some lessons to be gleaned from statistics released by US venture capital firm First Round.The firm has crunched the numbers on the 300 companies it has invested in over the past ten years, comparing market value at the time of investment with today, and has found some common traits.We believe that seed investing is much more an art than a science — and there’s no such thing as a formula for success — but analyzing this unique data set of 300 companies and nearly 600 founders turned out to be a fascinating exercise.Their findings make happy readers for women and young entrepreneurs, as these founders seem to be outperforming older, male rivals by a significant degree.1. Women perform betterCompanies with a female founder do 63 per cent better than all-male teams.2. Go for it while you’re youngEntrepreneurs under the age of 25 perform 30 per cent above average.3. Where you went to uni does make a differenceFirst Round found that startup founders that went to top US schools (Ivy League, MIT, Stanford or Caltech) perform 220 per cent better.4. Get experience from a tech giantTeams where founders had worked at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft or Twitter before launching their startup performed 160 per cent better.5. Don’t go it aloneThe lone wolf doesn’t do well in the world of startups, as teams with more than one founder were found to perform 163 per cent better than solo founders. Clara Guibourg Share whatsapp How to make a startup successful: Five lessons from venture capital firm First Round Tags: Startups Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Senators urge FDA to approve Sarepta drug for Duchenne

first_imgThe missive is only the latest such attempt to sway the agency. The same lawmakers previously wrote the FDA to urge approval. And earlier this year, more than three dozen medical experts, some with ties to Sarepta, sent a letter in which they chastised FDA staff for pooh-poohing clinical evidence that the drug works. They argued that the totality of clinical trial data provides “substantial evidence” that the medicine is effective.But FDA medical staff has taken a dim view of the drug. At issue is whether eteplirsen can sufficiently produce higher levels of a protein called dystrophin. Without this protein, muscle fibers degenerate and voluntary movement becomes impossible. But FDA staffers questioned the validity of a 12-patient study, which was not run according to the usual standards. They also expressed doubts about whether the drug produced dystrophin and the viability of six-minute walking tests that trial participants underwent. In this instance, patient advocates and their many backers want the FDA to use what is called the accelerated approval process to endorse eteplirsen. This approach relies on a substitute outcome in a clinical trial to suggest a drug may have, but does not guarantee, a benefit.  The senators maintain that accelerated approval was designed for circumstances such as those posed by eteplirsen. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. John Boal for the Boston Globe Related: Ed Silverman Privacy Policy Please enter a valid email address. @Pharmalot In their latest letter, the senators argued that the way the FDA framed the questions may have made it more difficult for some of the panel members to vote in favor of the drug. They then go on to note that the issues transcend this one drug, but can be applied to other situations where patients are clamoring for life-saving medicines and need a more flexible FDA.“Patients are crying out for the FDA to hear them,” they wrote. “They are engaged and knowledgeable and only want the agency to do what is already within their power.”Meanwhile, some Wall Street analysts believe the agency is unlikely to approve the Sarepta drug, although some also acknowledge that accelerated approval remains a possibility. The “FDA has gone to unprecedented lengths to give transparency into its evaluation process and actually seems to want to help the community as much as they are allowed to by their mandate,” wrote Cowen analyst Ritu Baral in a recent investor note.The story has been corrected to state that Senator Dan Coats is from Indiana, not Iowa.  Newsletters Sign up for Pharmalot Your daily update on the drug industry. FDA panel votes against Sarepta’s drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy PharmalotSenators urge FDA to approve Sarepta drug for Duchenne Leave this field empty if you’re human: Nonetheless, the agency has also sent mixed signals. Janet Woodcock, who heads the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, took the unusual step of not only attending the advisory panel meeting last month, but also offering remarks. To some, she seemed to suggest that agency officials are considering more than just the scientific data that was criticized by the FDA’s own neurology division.The agency, she said, has “flexibility and that’s where we should take the views of the (patient) community into account … It’s possible to reach different conclusions based on the data presented today … Failing to approve a drug that actually works in devastating diseases — these consequences are extreme.”Her remarks were made before an overflow crowd that included hundreds of parents and their children, some of whom appeared in wheelchairs. In fact, only one of the dozens of people who spoke during the public session, argued against approval.The advisory panel, which consisted of scientists and doctors who are not FDA employees, voted seven to three, with three abstentions, against recommending approval. But asked whether accelerated approval should be granted, the vote was much closer vote: seven said no and six said yes. The agency is not obligated to accept panel recommendations, but usually does so. [email protected] Related: About the Author Reprints “For a disease like Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other diseases that are highly debilitating and almost certainly fatal, we hope you will employ these flexibilities and considerations for the maximum benefit of patients who have no other alternative,” wrote Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Dan Coats, a Republican from Indiana, in their letter to FDA commissioner Dr. Robert Califf.advertisement As a crucial deadline nears for a closely watched regulatory decision, two Republican senators are urging the Food and Drug Administration to approve a controversial drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy.In a letter sent last Friday, the senators expressed “disappointment” that an FDA advisory panel last month voted not to recommend eteplirsen to combat the disease, which is a rare and fatal genetic disorder that causes muscles to waste away. About 13,000 children, mostly boys, are afflicted and they typically die before turning 25 years old. The panel determined the drug was not effective.The FDA is scheduled to decide whether to approve the drug, which is made by Sarepta Therapeutics, by this coming Thursday. And its decision is being closely watched as a litmus test for the agency, which is grappling with increasingly assertive patient groups that want the agency to take a more expansive view toward approving medicines for unmet medical needs.advertisement Why the FDA shouldn’t bow to parental pressure over Duchenne drug By Ed Silverman May 24, 2016 Reprints A hearing on findings from Sarepta’s clinical trial of a drug for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Tags duchenne muscular dystrophyFDASarepta Therapeuticslast_img read more

All you need to know today about the current weather situation

first_img TAGSLaois Civil DefenceLaois County CouncilLaois County Council’s Severe Weather Crisis Management TeamLaois weather update With a RED status weather warning remaining in place for county Laois , here’s an update of all you need to know as people are asked to stay indoors until the extreme weather has passed.In accordance with national advice, the Laois County Council’s Severe Weather Crisis Management Team urge all persons to remain indoors, do not travel and stay safe.Gusts of in excess of 20km per hour have been reported on the Portlaoise by-pass this morning with temperatures of -1 celsius.A number of roads in the county remain impassable and treacherous.Businesses across the county remain closed, with some supermarkets planning to open later today.Laois County Council has urged people not to even contemplate any road journeys unless it is an emergency.A number of cars have been abandoned on roads in Laois, hampering gritting/salting efforts by the local authority.Civil Defence crews are active across Laois, supported by gardaí, Laois County Council and the National Ambulance Service.Tesco stores remain closed nationwide and are due to reopen on Saturday.Lidl stores remain closed and may reopen later in areas where there is less snowfall, if it is safe to do so.Dunnes Stores are due to reopen at 1pm today.Aldi stores are due to reopen at 5pm this evening.Irish rail services are due to resume tomorrow, with crews out clearing railway lines today.The road from Mountmellick to Tullamore is impassable, while Portlaoise to Mountmellick is treacherous.The Stradbally to Athy and Portlaoise to Timahoe roads remain impassableThe R430 Abbeyleix–Mountrath is also impassable.All GAA games, county trials, and local soccer fixtures have been cancelled at the weekend.Confirmations scheduled for Stradbally on Saturday and Camross on Sunday have been postponed by one week.The Jason Byrne concert, scheduled for the Midlands Park this evening, has been cancelled, as well as a number of other local events. All you need to know today about the current weather situation Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining WhatsApp Rugby Twitter By David Power – 2nd March 2018 Pinterest Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Council WhatsApp Crews are active again across the county today supporting the Gardai, Laois Co Co and the National Ambulance Service— Laois Civil Defence (@LaoisCivilDefen) 2 March 2018 Previous articleRoads in Laois remain treacherous and impassableNext articleSchools in Laois may not be able to reopen on Monday David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Home News All you need to know today about the current weather situation News Community Current situation in Portlaoise. I haven’t seen any gritters or ploughs here. Conditions are difficult and deteriorating @ciaranmullooly @midlands103 @LaoisToday— Bob Flavin (@BobFlavin) 2 March 2018SEE ALSO – Roads in Laois remain treacherous and impassable Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

That was My Year: Renowned Laois author Helen Cullen

first_img That was My Year: Renowned Laois author Helen Cullen Favourite moment of 2018? (apart from own personal activity) Without a doubt, it was publishing my debut novel, The Lost Letters of William Woolf. It really is a dream come true. Facebook Facebook Home We Are Laois That was My Year: Renowned Laois author Helen Cullen We Are Laois WhatsApp What would be your own personal motto to see you through 2019?One word at a time. Council Anything you would like to change from 2018? Portlaoise author Helen Cullen has had a simply remarkable year. After her much-heralded first novel The Lost Letters of William Wolf was released in July, and was nominated for an An Post book award in the category of Newcomer of the Year.The Lost Letters of William Woolf was also chosen by Rick O’Shea and Sinead Moriarty for the Easons Ireland #EasonMustReads summer campaign, and was one of Dubray books recommended reads for July. Pinterest Community Twitter Pinterest Community TAGSHelen Cullen What would you like to achieve in 2019?I’m finishing my second book at the moment and so hopefully by the end of the year I’ll have managed to get the third book finished too. Where do you hope to see yourself at the end of 2019?Hopefully still in the amazingly blessed position to be still writing as my full-time job.  Twitter If you could attend any event in 2019 what would it be?I would love to go hear Michelle Obama speak when she comes to London in April. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Future Previous article2019 Remembered: Disqualified Laois driver on suspended sentence caught speeding tested positive for cocaineNext article19 Laois people to watch out for in 2019 Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. WhatsApp What was your personal highlight of 2018? I try not to worry too much about what might have been and focus instead on what’s coming next but if I could re-do the year againI would try to not let anxiety about things outside of my control sometimes stop me fully enjoying the good times. What would be the one thing you would like to change in 2019?I would like to disconnect from social media and technology more and not allow it be an endless distraction from other more productive things. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening When it was announced that we had come together as a country to repeal the 8th. Like so many others, I felt a huge sense of relief and pride in Ireland.Best learning experience from 2018?Having the opportunity to get to know a lot of wonderful writers in the past year has really been wonderful – to share our experiences in both producing the work and navigating the publishing side of writing has really taught me so much and been very inspiring. By Sarah Cullen – 3rd January 2019 Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Kyodo Grinds Kim-to-China Rumor Mill

first_imgNews By Daily NK – 2012.05.18 11:36am RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Kyodo Grinds Kim-to-China Rumor Millcenter_img Japanese news agency Kyodo reported yesterday that Kim Jong Eun is likely to visit China sometime between now and July. The report pointed out that Kim Jong Il’s visits to China were all preceded by visits to China by the North Korean security forces, before noting that a delegation from the North Korean Ministry of People’s Security visited China at the end of last month,The report went on to claim that Kim’s visit might even be set to occur between May 21st and 23rd. However, citing a Sino-North Korean diplomatic source it went on, “If not (between May and July) then it will happen after spring next year, when the new Chinese system has taken shape.”The report did also admit to a paucity of hard facts, citing a person with links to the North Korean government as saying, “There have been absolutely no moves towards a visit to China. These guesses are all mere speculation.” SHARE News News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Volunteers to Focus on Children’s Facilities

first_imgRelatedVolunteers to Focus on Children’s Facilities Advertisements Volunteers to Focus on Children’s Facilities UncategorizedDecember 2, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The needs of children will be the main focus of volunteers in all parishes on December 4, as activities heighten to commemorate International Volunteer Day on December 5.“We are so very excited about what is happening in the various parishes this year,” President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Council of Voluntary Social Services , Winsome Wilkens told JIS News.“In most of the parishes, they are going to be making children facilities environmentally friendly and so they have identified basic schools and some primary schools, where volunteers are going to plant trees and beautify the surroundings,” she added.Indeed, the parish committees islandwide, headed by Custodes, are pulling out all the stops this year to make it a memorable year for volunteerism in Jamaica, which started off with a record amount of volunteers coming forward to participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007.Then there was November 25, dubbed ‘A Day of Care’, when some 300 homeless persons were assisted with food, clothing and medical services at the Saint William Grant Park. This was the national activity to observe International Volunteer Day.Meanwhile, the most ambitious project will be undertaken in the parish of Manchester, where Custos Gilbert Allen and his committee members have elected to provide and install a one-way viewing mirror, for use in identifying possible perpetrators of sexual and physical crimes involving child victims, at the Mandeville Police Station.For the Custos of St. James, Clarence D. Nelson and his committee, the focus will be on painting and cleaning four basic schools in the parish, while for Custos R. James deRoux and his group in Clarendon, Cross Basic School will receive special attention.Reverend Sophia Azan, Custos of St. Catherine and the parish committee will do upgrading work at the Rose Hall Basic School. Similarly, the Custos of St. Thomas, Marcia Bennett, will extend help to the Lions Club of St. Thomas Basic School.Some 50 students of the Dorothy Webber Basic School will benefit from repairs to the roof and also the procurement of furniture and other equipment by the parish committee, headed by Custos of St. Andrew, Bishop Carmen Stewart.In Portland, Custos Roy Thompson will target the School of Hope in Port Antonio, while Acting Custos of Hanover, Calvin Brown and his committee will pursue the environmental refurbishment of the Bethel Town Basic School.Headed by Custos of St. Ann, Radcliffe Walters, the parish committee will seek to beautify and subsequently maintain the upper section of Lawrence Park in St. Ann’s Bay.The Pepper Basic School in St. Elizabeth will receive assistance in the form of landscaping and the covering of a drain from the parish committee, headed by Custos Alfred Farquharson.Custos Roylan Barrett of Trelawny will play host to the ‘Most Environmentally Friendly School’ competition. Tools, plants, fertilizer, among other items, were provided for competing schools. Since 2001, Jamaica has observed International Volunteer Day (IVD). Mrs. Wilkens noted that the IVD Committee works in collaboration with Custodes, inviting them to form parish committees and arrange projects in which volunteers can work on the day.“We also use the occasion to recognise volunteers, who have served various organisations,” she explained, adding that the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica was instrumental in funding the parish activities.The theme for this year is – ‘Volunteers Partnering for National Development: Together We Can Achieve More’.center_img RelatedVolunteers to Focus on Children’s Facilities RelatedVolunteers to Focus on Children’s Facilitieslast_img read more

Jamaica Will Join Countries to Observe World Town Planning Day Nov. 8

first_imgRelatedJamaica Will Join Countries to Observe World Town Planning Day Nov. 8 Jamaica Will Join Countries to Observe World Town Planning Day Nov. 8 Foreign AffairsNovember 5, 2009 Advertisements RelatedJamaica Will Join Countries to Observe World Town Planning Day Nov. 8center_img RelatedJamaica Will Join Countries to Observe World Town Planning Day Nov. 8 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail On Sunday, November 8, Jamaica will join 29 other countries to mark World Town Planning Day, under the theme: ‘Building Better Communities’.The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has organised several activities to commemorate the event, as well as to highlight the importance of town planning in managing the growth and development of urban and rural areas.“Town planning is important, as it looks at developing cohesive communities, securing the right use of land, the provision of the required social services and infrastructure that are needed to have better communities,” Manager of the National Spatial Strategy Branch at NEPA, Mrs. Marvette Brown, said in an interview with JIS News.Mrs. Brown explained that while the Day usually provides an opportunity for professionals in the field to reflect on and discuss strategies and best practices, she is hoping that this time it will stimulate interest among members of the general public who are integral to town planning.“We want our citizens to recognise that they are an integral part of the planning process. We cannot achieve the better communities without the citizens being a part of it. If you are doing a development, talk to us before you actually do it and let us advise and guide you to make sure that we have the better communities that we are all striving for,” she appealed.NEPA is responsible for preparing development plans and orders for the Town and Country Planning Authority, promoting public awareness on planning, and processing planning and environmental applications. The Agency is also a part of the enforcement mechanism that ensures that persons adhere to plans and orders.This year NEPA will celebrate World Town Planning Day with an outside broadcast, which will be aired on POWER 106 FM at 9:00 a.m. to coincide with its church service, which will be held at the Fellowship Tabernacle, in Kingston. A mini poster exhibition will also be mounted on the church grounds, while a supplement will be published in the Sunday Gleaner.World Town Planning Day was founded in 1949 by the late Argentinean, Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera, of the University of Buenos Aires, to advance public and professional interest in planning, internationally.last_img read more

Unemployment still tracking badly despite December bounce

Unemployment still tracking badly despite December bounce Tasmanian LaborWorst youth unemployment in the nationHighest rate of unemployment among menFigures pre-date travel restrictionsLabor welcomes the pre-Christmas bounce reported in the latest employment figures – this is indeed good news for those Tasmanians who’ve found work after such a rugged year in 2020.But concerns remain about the many unresolved challenges facing our state in the months ahead and there are far too many Tasmanians who are still out of work.Shadow Treasurer David O’Byrne said with the March deadline looming for JobKeeper to be cut off the situation threatens to become much worse.“Entire sections of Tasmania’s economy are rightly worried about wage assistance being withdrawn when the effects of the pandemic are still being felt,” Mr O’Byrne said.“Traditionally big employers including tourism, hospitality and retail are continuing to feel especially vulnerable in the COVID world.“Our youth unemployment is the highest in the country at 16.5 percent and Tasmania also has the worst male unemployment rate, with 1400 more men losing their jobs in December.“Underemployment also continues to be a serious problem with 8.7 percent of employed men and eleven percent of women wanting more hours of work.“And this is before our tourism and hospitality sectors took such a massive hit after restrictions were re-imposed on travel from New South Wales and Queensland.“The government claims to be building its way out of COVID, but time and again we’ve seen this government’s infrastructure projects fail to get off the ground.”Only Labor has a plan to get Tasmania working again.“Peter Gutwein does not have a plan for jobs, he only has a plan for unemployment.“The Premier needs to face up to the reality that 20,000 Tasmanians are out of work and searching for jobs that just aren’t there.”David O’Byrne MPShadow Treasurer /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, Economy, employment, Government, infrastructure, JobKeeper, New South Wales, pandemic, Premier, Queensland, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, tourism, travel, unemployment, world read more