DEBATE: Subscribers have surged, but are we nearing ‘peak Netflix’?

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Share Thursday 18 October 2018 11:44 am Jon Tipple and Jamie WilliamsJamie Williams is planning partner at the advertising agency isobel Netflix is an amazing success story. Its content, valuation, and subscriber numbers all say so, especially after Tuesday’s results. Our FutureBrand Index also confirmed it last week – we reorder the PwC Global Top 100 firms to identify the most future-proofed, and Netflix was an impressive new entrant.So why do I think we could be nearing “peak Netflix”? Because the 21-year-old Netflix faces a huge challenge: how well can it handle success? For me, the answer depends on how it transitions from being content-led to brand-led.The best companies align their purpose with the experiences they create for everyone involved in the brand. The Netflix brand faces three immediate tests: how it will benefit society, how this purpose retains and attracts the best employees, and how well it competes when Apple and others respond.Right now, Netflix has values but lacks clear purpose. This means that its content, while great, may not add up to much beyond “entertainment”, which is hard to own and threatens meaningful brand transition.But answer those questions, and I’ll happily be proved wrong. But, most importantly, Netflix seems to be winning the content game. It invests more than anyone else, and it shows.Read more: Netflix hires top Facebook communications executivecenter_img DEBATE: Subscribers have surged, but are we nearing ‘peak Netflix’? Read more: Netflix can chill: Shares surge as site smashes new users predictionsJamie Williams, a partner at creative agency isobel, says NO.While Netflix’s growth is certainly slowing in the US, the third quarter reports just in show that it has exceeded growth expectations internationally, largely down to a big global push and a surge in foreign-language productions.Seven million people signed up in the three months to September – two million more than expected.If you look at the speed of growth in India, and the amount of bespoke content Netflix is producing for a country of 1.3bn, it’s clear that its peak is not yet in sight. Netflix is most popular with the prized 18-34 age bracket, and with a relatively low churn rate, it is potentially recruiting consumers that will stay for decades.Parents are also passing Netflix down to their infants, and children’s content viewership is growing rapidly. Deals with the likes of Sky in the UK, Baidu in China, and Bharti Airtel in India won’t hurt either. Subscribers have surged, but are we nearing ‘peak Netflix’?Jon Tipple, chief strategy officer at FutureBrand, says YES. Tags: Netflixlast_img read more

Juneau CrimeLine highlights forced entry burglary

first_imgCrime & Courts | JuneauJuneau CrimeLine highlights forced entry burglaryApril 22, 2016 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:Juneau police have released a description of man wanted in connection with a forced entry burglary in the Mendenhall Valley on April 6.A resident of the 2800 block of Mendenhall Loop Road had reported their home broken into and thousands of dollars in jewelry stolen.Lt. Scott Erickson described the scene and a possible suspect in a statement.“The front door to the home was kicked in and the unknown burglar stole approximately $2,175 in jewelry. Witnesses in the area reported seeing a white male between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build, blonde hair, and either a goatee and/or mustache in the area at the time of the burglary.”Report tips to Juneau police at 586-0600 or at juneaucrimeline.com. You may be eligible for a reward.Share this story:last_img read more

Some Thunder Mountain Mobile Park residents frustrated after more than a week of water issues

first_imgCommunity | Housing | Juneau | SoutheastSome Thunder Mountain Mobile Park residents frustrated after more than a week of water issuesJanuary 21, 2020 by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:The sun sets on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park in Juneau. Residents are under a boil water notice after several days of low-pressure. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)On Jan. 12, water pressure at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain mobile home park dropped to a trickle.It took days to get fixed, and now they have to boil the water to use it. Some residents say they’re frustrated with how the situation was handled.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2020/01/20TRAILER_01.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Lori James lives with her family in the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park. She answers a knock at the door with a quick “just a minute” before her teenage son opens it. Her husband lives there too. She has a 4-year-old grandson in the home, and another granddaughter in diapers lives there as well.It’s cozy, warm and pleasantly noisy inside as her grandson runs around the kitchen. She points to the stove where she’s been boiling water to make food.She says living without water — or with water she has to boil — is complicated. But it isn’t the first time, and they’re somewhat prepared. She swings open a cabinet door to show the 5-gallon jugs under her sink. The bottom shelf of the fridge is full of water jugs and juice as well.But even with that stockpile, there are other problems. She can’t do laundry. It’s hard to stay clean. They were using baby wipes to bathe the kids.“It was really inconvenient, you know. Sunday afternoon is when the water pressure started going,” she said. “That’s when I said, ‘OK guys that’s it, everybody get your shower.’ Because I know we’re going to be out. We could be out for three days.”James is talking about Sunday, Jan. 12. That’s when water pressure started to drop in the mobile home park. It got to the point where some residents say they had just a trickle coming through their faucets for days.The road outside of Lori James’ home, where residents reported several days of low-flow water followed by a boil water notice on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park in Juneau. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)To understand what happened, it’s helpful to know that the mobile park is on a self-contained water system.Wright Services Inc. owns the park and several other properties in Juneau. General Manager Chuck Collins said there are about 100 homes in the mobile park. They’re not connected to city water — it’s all well water. And if one person’s pipes freeze, or there’s a break, it takes just a few hours to drain the holding tanks that supply the whole park.“Many of us have lived in a home where, if we were taking a shower and somebody flushed the toilet, all of the sudden we get a little hot water burn because the pressure on the cold side went down. Just imagine that on a larger scale, and that’s what we have,” Collins said.The sun sets on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park in Juneau. Residents had low water pressure for days and are now under a notice to boil any water they use. The neighborhood is not connected to city water. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)This isn’t the first water disruption that the mobile home park has had, or even the first since Wright Services took over management of the property. Collins said this time there were two leaks, and it took a few days to find and fix them. One of the leaks was just off of a main supply line. He said that’s no individual homeowner’s fault, just a break in a line.But he said that some residents don’t know how to care for their pipes in the winter.The city sent out a notice advising homeowners to run their water to keep pipes from freezing. That tip works well in a lot of other places in Juneau, but not in the Thunder Mountain park. It lowers everyone’s water pressure.The last time there was a major leak at the park was 2018. Wright Services passed out bottled water to residents. Collins said they gave out some shower vouchers to the nearby swimming pool too.But they didn’t do that this time. He said that’s because technically no one ran out of water.“This time, everybody always had water so, while nobody is happy with me — and I don’t want to pretend like they are, and I don’t blame them any — they always had water, so they could cook, clean,” Collins said. “You know, it might take an hour to fill a toilet. It’s regrettable. I wouldn’t want anybody to go through that at all. I don’t wish that on anybody.”The sun sets on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Thunder Mountain Mobile Park in Juneau. Residents had low water pressure for days and are now under a notice to boil any water they use. The general manager for the park owner, Wright Services Inc., said cold weather causes low-flow issues in addition to some residents leaving their water running to keep pipes from freezing. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)That sentiment is deeply frustrating for Angel Brown, another mobile park resident.She and other residents said they couldn’t do anything with that trickle of water. And it’s the property manager’s responsibility to provide usable water for the residents.“We still can’t drink it. Cook with it. Brush our teeth with it. Technically wash dishes with it,” Brown said.Brown has lived in the mobile park for about a decade. When asked about the low water pressure, she went around the back end of her mobile home and pointed to an access panel. There’s insulated skirting around the bottom of her home, and she said there’s heat tape wrapped around her pipes as well.When she moved in, Brown said the former owner and manager of the park gave her a long lecture on the park’s atypical water system.“How it’s under pressure, it’s a pressure pump. We have our own well, we’re not on city water and how to maintain that,” she said.Brown said that since Wright Services took over the park, a lot of new residents have moved in, and she doesn’t think they’re getting the same kind of education about the water system that she did.Brown said she had to go without a full shower for five days. She’s frustrated because she said she called several times to find out what was going on and felt like she was being brushed off. She talked to people who were on the property trying to find and fix the leaks, and she said they told her that it would be fixed “in an about an hour” three different times.“I just didn’t feel my concern was being taken seriously,” she said.Her water pressure is back, but there’s a notice from the state to boil it. That notice was issued by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. It’s a precaution — essentially when the water pressure gets as low as it did in the park, the lines can get contaminated.That notice will be in effect until bacteria testing results come back from the lab. That will likely happen this week.Brown said she understands that people might think that going without water for a few days is no big deal. But she said that’s not really the point.“It’s more than inconvenient when it doesn’t work,” she said. “And I’ve been criticized for complaining about a First World problem. But I’m in a First World. I live in a First World. I pay. You know, I bought my trailer. I bought my washer and dryer. I pay lot space rent. I pay for this service, and to have it out for four days is super frustrating.”Both Brown and James said they want there to be more transparency in the way that Wright Services communicates about water and other issues in the park.Meanwhile, Collins said there’s the possibility that the park could connect to city water as a backup to its current system. They’re in the early planning stages now, but it will take time and money to integrate the two systems. And it likely won’t happen in 2020.James has her hands full with her grandkids. And it’s hard to get updates on what’s going on.She said it would make things a lot easier if the property manager would give out information more quickly — something as simple as a Facebook page for residents to keep them updated about problems.Share this story:last_img read more

‘What was left for Haven?’: How Amazon’s health ambitions devoured Haven’s plans

first_img‘What was left for Haven?’: How Amazon’s health ambitions devoured Haven’s plans Casey Ross Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @erbrod linkedin.com/in/erinbrodwin/ Health Tech Correspondent, San Francisco Erin is a California-based health tech reporter and the co-author of the STAT Health Tech newsletter. Michel Spingler/AP Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? By Casey Ross and Erin Brodwin Jan. 8, 2021 Reprints It’s tempting to see Haven as another casualty of entrenched interests in American medicine. But the endeavor, however ambitious, also collided with the equally unmovable aims of Amazon, whose sweeping campaign to disrupt health care began long before it formed Haven with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase in 2018.Amazon beat Haven to the punch on one of its core initiatives, an effort to develop a digital product to streamline access to primary care and prescriptions for employees. Even though Amazon Care was initially confined to Amazon office workers in Seattle, its launch in September 2019 blindsided several rank-and-file employees at the startup who were struck by similarities to the product they had been building. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img What’s included? National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. Log In | Learn More @caseymross About the Authors Reprints [email protected] [email protected] GET STARTED Erin Brodwin Tags Bostonmedical technologySTAT+last_img read more

Gender pay gap driven by a lack of high-earning women

first_img James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Already suffering, working women face tougher future This vast disparity at the very top of the pay distribution points to a key reason why the gender pay gap (the overall gender ratio in annual earnings) has remained stuck at about 69% since 2009, after rising from 54% back in 1978.“The slowdown in the progress in the overall gender ratio is consistent with a ‘swimming upstream’ effect of increases in top incomes,” the research says, noting that progress “stalled in periods of faster increases in top incomes, such as the 1990s, but accelerated following the global financial crisis in 2008-2009, which hit top earners harder.”StatsCan reports that a simulation, which projects how the gender pay gap would look if women’s representation in top earnings groups had been the same as men, finds that the ratio would have risen from 69% to 88% under these conditions.“This suggests that the under-representation of women among top earners accounted for 61% of the gender earnings gap,” it says.“With increasing earnings inequality in top incomes, further improvements in the representation of women among top earners will likely be necessary for the continued decline in the gender earnings gap in the 21st century,” the report concludes. Keywords Women Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Pandemic job losses hit women harder than men, StatsCan says Mature single women are wealthier than mature single men, StatsCan finds Related news wage gap concept, blue figure symbolizing men and red pawn women, lculig/123RF The stark under-representation of women among very high earners in Canada is one of the key reasons for the persistent pay gap between men and women, new research suggests.According to a study from Statistics Canada released Thursday, men outnumber women by a ratio of seven to one among the top 0.1% of earners in Canada (those who make more than $761,000 annually), and by five to one among the rest of the top 1% (those who make $238,000 to $761,000 annually). Among the next 9% (those who make $104,000 to less than $238,000), men continue to outnumber women by three to one. Conversely, women represent just over half of earners in the remaining 90% of Canadian workers (those who make less than $104,000). last_img read more

National Planning Summit General Assembly on January 7

first_imgRelatedNational Planning Summit General Assembly on January 7 Advertisements RelatedNational Planning Summit General Assembly on January 7 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding, will receive an update on the progress that the Government has made, to put into action key policy initiatives at a National Planning Summit (NPS) in Kingston tomorrow (Jan 7).The national assembly is being convened by the Programme Management Office (PMO) in the Office of the Prime Minister and will bring together expert teams of planners who will report on how much has been achieved in the areas of job creation, tax reform, debt reduction, investment promotion, education and training.Minister of National Security, Col Trevor MacMillan, will give a report on crime and violence and Ministers without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Senators Dwight Nelson and Don Wehby, will address governance and bureaucracy and the establishment of an International Financial Centre, respectively. Progress made in development approvals and land titling will be given by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Project Implementation and Service Delivery, Daryl Vaz.The meeting will be an important forum for planners to share the results of their efforts and make suggestions on how to overcome obstacles to successful project implementation.The PMO will use the information from the meeting in a critical review and analysis, to inform the assessment and recommendations. The meeting will address the mechanisms to keep the public informed on these matters of national importance.center_img RelatedNational Planning Summit General Assembly on January 7 National Planning Summit General Assembly on January 7 UncategorizedJanuary 6, 2009last_img read more

United Kingdom and Peru hold dialogue about future of trade

first_imgUnited Kingdom and Peru hold dialogue about future of trade Lima, 4 February 2021 – Today, the Minister of State for Trade Policy from the United Kingdom, Greg Hands and the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Claudia Cornejo met virtually for the inaugural UK-Peru trade dialogue.They welcomed the new UK- Andean Countries Trade Agreement that came into force in January and UK formal notification of its accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.They welcomed the UK’s newly independent trade policy as a unique opportunity to further cooperate in areas such as agribusiness, green technologies and protecting the environment and agreed to a joint action plan to expand trade in digital products and services, including initiatives on sustainable agricultural and e-commerce.Ministers agreed to work together to address global challenges such as COVID-19 recovery and climate change. They highlighted the continued role of free and open trade in ‘building back better’ and economic recovery for small and medium enterprises.They looked forward to COP26 and role of trade in creating a low-carbon future. The UK government has committed £11.6 bn over the next five years to support developing countries combat climate change through the International Climate Finance (ICF), including £3bn to support nature and biodiversity initiatives. The UK will work with Peru in four ICF programmes for the next 3 years on halting deforestation, green finance and low carbon development.They agreed on the need to on maintaining the highest environmental standards, and to increase collaboration on promoting the production and export of goods that protect biodiversity, and to address barriers to market for clean technologies, particularly in the energy sector.Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands said:I was pleased to meet with Minister Cornejo and representatives from the Peruvian government today to continue strengthening our trade and investment ties. We look forward to boosting trade and investment within the framework of advancing clean and sustainable growth by creating new business opportunities in sectors such as services, technology and sustainable goods.The United Kingdom sees Peru as a vital partner in the Latin America region and I look forward to working more closely together as the UK seeks to join CPTPP and we look to recover from the impact of Covid-19.The Ministers also agreed on the need to accelerate efforts to remove any existing barriers to trade and investment, which create imbalances in bilateral trade, and acknowledged that a double taxation agreement will improve business activities in both countries.They highlighted the importance of research collaboration to improving prosperity, particularly through the Newton Fund and the Global Challenges Research Fund.Both Ministers committed to work together to help maintain free and fair trade as a driver of prosperity and recovery, including through reform and modernization of global trade institutions. /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:agreement, america, biodiversity, climate change, environment, foreign trade, Government, Investment, Peru, production, research, sustainable, technology, UK, UK Government, United Kingdomlast_img read more

Additional reform to protect older Australians in care

first_imgAdditional reform to protect older Australians in care The Morrison Government today reinforces its commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of older Australians with landmark reform to keep seniors safer.The Aged care legislation amendment (Serious Incident Response Scheme and other measures) Bill 2020 will ensure tangible steps toward the prevention of incidence of abuse and neglect of older Australians in care.The SIRS legislation will also provide a range of broader powers for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, consistent with the Regulatory Powers Act.It follows the passing of the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No.2) Bill 2020 aimed at improving the way home care subsidies are paid to providers for care recipients.Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services Richard Colbeck said the measures reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to prioritising the needs of ageing Australians.“The Commonwealth continues to build on and strengthen the aged care sector as we anticipate the final recommendations from the Royal Commission later this month,” Minister Colbeck said.“As the Royal Commission has carried out its important work, we have continued to reform the sector.“Importantly, these latest measures offer security and peace-of-mind for all older Australians in residential and in-home care settings and for their families.“The Commonwealth Government is listening and acting to ensure the needs of older Australians are met while Labor continues to deliver nothing but spin and rhetoric.”Minister Colbeck said the SIRS is intended to drive quality and safety improvements to residential aged care at the individual service and broader system level.Residential aged care providers will be required to manage all incidents, with a focus on the safety and wellbeing of consumers and reduce preventable incidents from reoccurring.The SIRS will expand the responsibilities of residential aged care providers in relation to identifying, recording, managing, resolving and reporting assaults and a broader range of serious incidents in residential aged care.Reporting under the SIRS will include a range of new matters such as sexual misconduct, neglect, psychological abuse, inappropriate use of restraint, and unexpected death amongst others.Significantly, the SIRS will lift the current exemption on the reporting of resident-on-resident incidents, where the perpetrator has an assessed cognitive impairment.The first stage of the SIRS will start on 1 April.Minister Colbeck said consumers expect continuity of care and safeguards across an end-to-end aged care system, which is why the Government has already committed to a prevalence and feasibility study of a SIRS in home and community care settings.The study is being undertaken by KPMG and is expected to be finalised by late June and will inform Government decisions on a SIRS for home and community care.Minister Colbeck said the Morrison Government is delivering record investment across the aged care system – from $13.3 billion in 2012-13 under Labor, growing to $24.3 billion in 2020-21 under the Morrison Government.It is estimated that funding for aged care will grow to more than $27 billion by 2023-24.“Senior Australians are increasingly choosing to remain in their own homes for longer and the Government is committed to supporting this choice,” Minister Colbeck said.Since the 2018-19 Budget, the Government has invested an additional $5.5 billion for an additional 83,105 home care packages.Home care packages are estimated to increase from 60,308 in 2012-13 when we came to Government, to 195,597 during 2020-21. /Media 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:aged care, AusPol, Australia, cognitive impairment, Commission, Commissioner, commonwealth, Department of Health, Government, health, healthcare, home care, Investment, KPMG, legislation, Morrison, Morrison Government, prevention, residential aged care, royal commissionlast_img read more

U.S. President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Adrianne Todman as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development

first_imgU.S. President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Adrianne Todman as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development The White HouseWASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Adrianne Todman as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD).Adrianne Todman, Nominee for Deputy Secretary at Housing and Urban Development (HUD).Adrianne Todman is currently the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Before joining NAHRO in 2017, Todman served as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) and served in several career positions at HUD. First, as a manager of HUD’s $500 million grant competition that focused on the redevelopment of distressed public housing sites, then as a policy aide in both the Office of Public and Indian Housing, and the Office of the Secretary where she worked with staff across HUD’s programs on policy solutions and streamlining implementation. She is widely recognized for her accomplishments in the affordable housing industry. She also served as a legislative director in then-Congressman Ron de Lugo’s office, a long-serving delegate representing the U.S. Virgin Islands where Todman was born and raised. She is a graduate of Smith College and serves as a Trustee. She lives in Washington, D.C. /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:affordable housing, career, director, District of Columbia, Government, housing, Housing and Urban Development, India, industry, nominee, President, Secretary, United States, Urban Development, Washington, White Houselast_img read more

Independent Monitors Report for McArthur River Mine Released

first_imgIndependent Monitors Report for McArthur River Mine Released NT GovernmentThe Independent Monitor’s Audit Report on the environmental performance of the McArthur River Mine has been released today, as part of the Territory’s commitment to the responsible and sustainable development of our mining industry.The role of the Independent Monitor is:to assess whether the operator, McArthur River Mining Pty Ltd (MRM), is meeting the conditions put on them by the government to protect the environment, andto assess how well the regulator, the NT Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, is ensuring the mine is following the rules.A condition of the mine’s expansion in 2006 was the appointment of an Independent Monitor.The Independent Monitor, Advisian Pty Ltd, presented the findings of its report to key stakeholders in the Borroloola community last week.Findings of the report include the following:MRM and the department both showed a high level of compliance with the Mining Authorisation conditions and the NT EPA Recommendations:MRM has improved its management of areas of the mine that are considered high risk to the environment if they are not managed properly.There has been an increased focus on key environmental risk areas which has improved the mine’s overall environmental performance.The improved way that MRM has followed approval requirements to look after the environment can be linked, in part, to how well the department has applied the requirements.The review of the department’s regulatory procedures and approach found that there are opportunities to simplify activities to make them more efficient, especially those involving recurring regulatory processes.Overall, the McArthur River and its creeks were in good health and the fish were safe to eat.The next audit covering the period May 2020 to April 2021 has commenced, with the next Annual Environmental Performance Audit Report (AEPAR) and Annual Report Card to be released around September 2021.The Independent Monitor’s Audit Report, the response from McArthur River Mine and the department can be viewed at https://industry.nt.gov.au/mrm-independent-monitorResponse from Minister for Mining and industry, Nicole Manison“The Territory Labor Government is supporting jobs and protecting the environment through strict regulation of the McArthur River Mine and its future operations.“We administer the Mining Management Act 2001 to manage environmental impacts and to enable the sustainable development of mineral resources for the benefit of all Territorians.“As the Minister for Mining and Industry, I am pleased with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade’s regulatory performance as reported by the Independent Monitor. The overall compliance score achieved by the Department is 97% and this is strong evidence that we are regulating the operator of the mine effectively.“The overall high level of regulatory compliance by both the operator (95%) and the department (97%) supports our strong commitment to working with operators to have efficient mine operations while ensuring the safety of the community and the environment.”Response from Steven Rooney, General Manager, McArthur River Mining“We know how important the McArthur River is to people living in the region, so we are pleased that the Independent Monitor has again confirmed that the river is healthy and fish are safe to eat.“The high level of environmental performance reported by the Independent Monitor is confirmation that our environmental management systems are rigorous, robust and appropriate to protect the McArthur River and surrounding environment.” /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:audit, AusPol, Australia, community, environment, environmental management, EPA, future, Government, industry, mineral resources, mining, Minister, Northern Territory, regulation, resources, Safety, sustainable, tourismlast_img read more