More than 530 US companies and 100 investors beg President-elect Donald Trump and Congress to stick with low-carbon agenda

Tuesday 10 January 2017 3:03 pm More than 530 US companies and 100 investors beg President-elect Donald Trump and Congress to stick with low-carbon agenda Share Cost-effective and innovative solutions can help us achieve these objectives. Failure to build a low-carbon economy puts American prosperity at risk. But the right action now will create jobs and boost U.S. competitiveness. Francesca Washtell Adidas Group, Kellogg Company, Monsanto, Ben & Jerry’s, eBay, Mondelez International, Virgin, Tiffany & Co and Levi Strauss have also signed up to the pledge, signed under the “Business Backs Low-Carbon USA” banner.Read more: Boris Johnson heads to New York for talks with the Trump teamInvestors who have signed the letter collectively manage more than $2 trillion (£820bn) and include the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the California State Teachers Retirement System and Trillium Asset Management.”We want the US economy to be energy efficient and powered by low-carbon energy,” the statement reads. 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Ikea will continue to work together with other businesses and policymakers to build a low-carbon economy, because we know that together, we can build a better future.” Read more: Trump’s America could be a danger to the planet’s climateAlthough it is unclear exactly what President-elect Trump’s energy policy will be, early comments indicate he will pursue an aggressive, carbon-focused agenda. Trump has said he will scrap Nasa’s climate research centre to crackdown on “politicised” climate change (which he has also deemed a “hoax”).His advisers have said they want access to coal, gas and other resources under 56m acres of Native American reservations (which are currently federally owned) and he has also surrounded himself with oil industry tycoons, including his appointment of ExxonMobil’s chief executive Rex Tillerson as secretary of state – America’s top diplomatic role. Read more: Bill Gates wants to fight climate change with $1bn cleantech fund whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyGemBaby Has Never Eaten Sugar Or Carbs, Wait Till You See Her TodayHealthyGemMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastFactableTragic Reason She Was Drugged For ‘Wizard Of Oz’FactableMaternity WeekAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongMaternity Week whatsapp read more

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Lituya Bay helicopter crash under investigation, 3 people still missing

first_imgSearch & Rescue | Southeast | TransportationLituya Bay helicopter crash under investigation, 3 people still missingOctober 1, 2018 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:(Creative Commons photo by Matt’ Johnson)National Transportation Safety Board investigators are now at the scene of a helicopter crash in Lituya Bay.One person was rescued after the Friday incident, but three others are still missing. The Coast Guard suspended the search for the three people on Sunday.Clint Johnson, head of the NTSB’s Alaska office, said the wreckage will be transported to a Juneau hangar for a detailed examination.The wreckage was visible at low tide with the main fuselage in a fragmented condition. The tail boom and some of the main rotors were broken off.Johnson said the Airbus H125 helicopter does not have a flight data recorder like a commercial airliner. But some of the helicopter’s state-of-the-art instruments have an internal memory that may provide clues about its operation just before it crashed.Johnson said two NTSB investigators, as well as representatives from Airbus and the engine manufacturer, have arrived to investigate the crash.The Airbus H125 is the latest model previously known as the AStar or AS350, a single-engine helicopter widely used by Alaska flightseeing companiesRescued after the crash Friday was 14-year-old Aiden Pepperd, a passenger in the helicopter. The Anchorage Daily News reports he was transported to an Anchorage hospital for treatment of his injuries.Still missing is his 11-year-old brother Andrew and his father, 42-year-old Josh Pepperd.Also still missing is 53-year-old David King.The elder Pepperd is head of Davis Constructors and Engineers in Anchorage. King is with a Palmer helicopter company. It’s still unknown who was flying the helicopter when it crashed.Share this story:last_img read more

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Doctor told to stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

first_img Andrew Harnik/AP Doctor told to stop marketing 3-parent baby technique Associated Press Log In | Learn More GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. regulators warned a New York fertility doctor on Friday to stop marketing an experimental procedure, the 3-parent baby technique, that uses DNA from three people — a mother, a father, and an egg donor — to avoid certain genetic diseases.The doctor, John Zhang, used the technique to help a Jordanian couple have a baby boy last year. About the Author Reprints 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. Tags ethicsfertilitygeneticspolicy What’s included? 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? Politics By Associated Press Aug. 5, 2017 Reprintslast_img read more

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Beyoncé and Peloton announce multi-year partnership

first_imgAdvertisementTags: BeyoncePeloton Peloton exercise bike could be vulnerable to hackers June 16, 2021 Peloton recalls all treadmills after child’s death, 70 injuries reported May 6, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS FORT MYERS, Fla. — Stationary bike maker Peloton announced a multiyear partnership with Beyonce on Tuesday to produce exclusive content with her music for its streamed workout classes.Peloton shares jumped four percent in premarket trading after word got out about the deal. The stock is up more than 252 percent this year.“Beyonce and Peloton worked closely to create a series of themed workout experiences … across multiple fitness categories, including indoor cycling, running, strength, bootcamp, yoga and meditation,” Peloton said in a release.In the next few months, Beyonce will work with Peloton “on various forms of class curation,” the company said. ‘Urgent warning’ issued for Peloton’s Tread+ users after dangerous incidents April 19, 2021 AdvertisementBeyonce is the most requested artists by Peloton’s global community of over 3 million members, the company said.“Peloton and I both believe that the power of music can help uplift, motivate and inspire those on their fitness journeys,” Beyonce said in a statement. “I’ve been a Peloton member for several years.” Peloton releases software fix after treadmill recall May 20, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

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Laois people could be affected by Saorview frequency change

first_img Previous articleNo takers for St Patrick’s Day trip to New YorkNext articlePortlaoise Panthers recruiting for new inclusive academy team Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. Laois people could be affected by Saorview frequency change WhatsApp Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSSaorview By Aedín Dunne – 29th January 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp News Electric Picnic Home News Laois people could be affected by Saorview frequency change News Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Saorview customers in Laois are likely to be affected by the frequency change and should take action now to avoid any disruption in service.Following a decision by the EU, some of the TV broadcast spectrum that is used by Saorview is being reallocated for other purposes.This is part of future-proofing Ireland’s infrastructure and is in place between now and March 4, 2020.Many customers won’t notice anything at all, some will need to take action to ensure their service continues.For some a simple rescan or their Saorview box or TV will solve any issues. A small number of customers will need to take further action and should contact Saorview if a channel re-scan doesn’t work.Speaking of the change in frequency, Head of Saorview Jim Higgins said: “Most Saorview customers will experience perfect continuity of service. Some customers will need to do a simple channel rescan, while a small number of customers may need to take further action.“We want to support our customers through this EU led frequency change, and our helpline and call centre is primed with the answers our customers need to continue to enjoy Saorview.”“The important thing is to check if you are affected and to take action now if needed. Customers are still able to enjoy service on both the new and old frequencies but after March 4th the old frequency will terminate,” he continued.SEE ALSO – No takers for St Patrick’s Day trip to New York Twitter Facebook GAA Pinterestlast_img read more

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Toronto, N.Y. markets close little changed

S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Malcolm Morrison Related news TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors The Canadian dollar was down 0.65 of a cent to 98.13 cents US as European worries pushed investors to the safe haven of U.S. Treasuries. U.S. markets also erased early losses amid positive employment news a day before the release of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report. Payroll firm ADP said the American private sector created 325,000 jobs in December. That is much higher than the consensus by economists that the U.S. government report will show the American economy created a total of 140,000 jobs last month. The Dow Jones industrial average came back from a triple digit loss to slip 2.72 points at 12,415.7, while the Nasdaq rose 21.5 points to 2,669.86. The S&P 500 index edged 3.76 points higher to 1,281.06. While the report is another indication of an improving U.S. labour market, economists observed that the track record of the ADP reports has been uneven. “It’s important to keep in mind that this report is notorious for missing the actual payroll number by wide margins on a month-to-month basis,” noted BMO Capital Markets senior economist Robert Kavcic. “The biggest miss on record was (an overestimation of) 210,000 in November 2008, with four misses of 100,000-plus since then.” European worries were front and centre amid concerns that banks will struggle to raise much needed new capital. Trading in UniCredit SpA, Italy’s largest bank, was suspended for the second day running Thursday after shares tumbled further in the wake of a heavily discounted share offering. UniCredit is trying to raise C7.5 billion to meet new European requirements for banks to shore up capital reserves. “That speaks volumes to the issues that are there in Europe,” said Chris Kuflik, wealth adviser at ScotiaMcLeod in Montreal. “They have now come to the reality that they have to raise all this money and it’s going to cost them a lot more to raise it because they extended and pretended for so long, stuck their heads in the sand and pretended nothing was really wrong and the problem would go away.” In Spain, the new conservative government said it expects the country’s banks to come up with additional provisions of up to C50 billion, which amounts to four per cent of Spain’s gross domestic product, in extra provisions on bad property assets. There were also concerns that the debt crisis is testing confidence in even the region’s biggest economies. France’s borrowing rates rose slightly in a bond auction on Thursday as investor demand eased. The majority of bonds sold Thursday were 10 years, which markets eye as a benchmark of investor confidence. Demand for them surpassed the supply but was considerably less than at an auction in December. The yield was 3.29%, up from 3.18% last time. In total, C4.02 billion were sold. European government bond auctions used to be routine affairs. But investors have been demanding higher yields as markets grow increasingly impatient at the failure of eurozone leaders to come up with a convincing fix for the region’s government debt crisis. Countries that cannot raise money at reasonable rates at such sales must be rescued with bailout packages, and investors have grown concerned in recent months that even countries in the so-called European “core” could join that club. Fears of growing contagion from the weak European banking sector pushed the TSX financial sector down 0.27% with National Bank (TSX:NA) 45 cents lower at $72.54 and Royal Bank (TSX:RY) falling 61 cents to $52.34. The February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange declined $1.41 to US$101.81, pushing the energy sector down 0.51%. Prices were also under pressure from data showing that U.S. oil inventories increased by 2.21 million barrels last week. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) moved down 52 cents to C$39.33. The base metals sector was up 0.84% even as the March copper contract on the Nymex dipped a cent to US$3.43 a pound. Performance was mixed with Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) off 30 cents to C$38.49. But shares in Vancouver miner First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM) jumped 92 cents to $21.98 after it announced that it is selling its mines in Congo and settling legal claims for US$1.25 billion after its operations were nationalized by the government of the central African country. The company said Thursday that it had struck a deal to sell its mines and assets to Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. PLC, including the Kolwezi tailings project, and the Frontier and Lonshi mines and related exploration interests. The gold sector was also positive as bullion shook off early losses with the February contract in New York closing up $7.40 to US$1,620.10 an ounce. Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) gained 72 cents to C$17.48. Sentiment took a further beating after a string of U.S. retailers, including Target Corp., Kohl’s Corp., J.C. Penney Co. and The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc., reduced their earnings outlooks. Many retailers reported solid sales gains for December. But that higher sales activity was spurred by heavy discounts on goods. In other corporate news, Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) has acquired Vogelsitze GmbH, a German manufacturer of seats for the bus and light train industries for an undisclosed price. Magna shares gained 55 cents to $34.57. Keywords Marketwatch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Toronto stock market closed little changed Thursday as traders balanced worries about Europe’s banks with a hopeful indicator of stronger job growth in the United States. The S&P/TSX composite index was well off session lows, closing up 10.93 points at 12,237.4, while the TSX Venture Exchange advanced 1.57 points to 1,517.46. read more

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Canadian corporate outlook reflects stable credit quality: Moody’s

With bond yields low and rising, what is the price of safety? Keywords Bond When bond ratings slip, investors shrug Canadian corporate credit quality will remain relatively stable in 2012, predicts Moody’s Investors Service in a report covering Canadian non-financial corporates. Following a meaningful reduction in financial leverage in 2011, Moody’s says it expects key credit metrics will improve only modestly in 2012. It reports that median annualized revenue growth for rated Canadian corporates was around 15% in the third quarter of 2011, helped by a concentration of exposure to robust sectors such as oil & gas and mining. But Moody’s says growth will slow significantly, towards 5% by the end of 2012, due to weak global GDP growth and difficult year-over-year comparisons. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news “We expect Canadian corporate performance to be mostly stable in 2012, underpinned by modest domestic real GDP growth of approximately 2%,” says Darren Kirk, a Moody’s vice president and senior credit officer. “Canada’s elevated level of household leverage, continuing strength of the Canadian dollar and the removal of fiscal stimulus due to government budget constraints will provide additional headwinds on corporate performance in 2012,” adds Kirk. Moody’s also warns that fallout from the European sovereign debt crisis could put some pressure on corporate access to credit, and reduce the country’s trade flows with the US, which takes in over 70% of Canada’s merchandise exports. The rating agency says it expects the percentage of rating movements in 2012 will be similar to 2011, when 17% of Canadian ratings moved. Roughly three quarters of Moody’s rating outlooks are currently stable. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Catastrophe bond market gains momentum James Langton read more

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New Vehicle Presented to Police in Portland

first_imgNew Vehicle Presented to Police in Portland UncategorizedJuly 18, 2008 Advertisements RelatedNew Vehicle Presented to Police in Portland RelatedNew Vehicle Presented to Police in Portlandcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The mobility of the police in Portland has been enhanced, with the presentation of a new vehicle on July 15, by Member of Parliament for Western Portland, Daryl Vaz.The unit was purchased with the help of some private sector and Government entities, along with a number of residents in Portland.Mr. Vaz handed over the unit at a presentation ceremony, held at the Port Antonio Police Station. Among those in attendance were Custos of Portland, Hon. Roy Thompson; Mayor of Port Antonio, Lt. Commander Floyd Patterson; representatives of the Portland business community; and members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.Accepting on behalf of the Police was Superintendent Dudley Scott, Officer in Charge of the Portland Division.In making the presentation, Mr. Vaz congratulated the people of Portland for the low crime rate in the parish.Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for West Portland, Daryl Vaz (left), handing over the keys for a new twin cab pick up to Superintendent Dudley Scott, Officer in charge of the Portland Division, during a function held at the Port Antonio Police Station on July 15.The member of Parliament said he was pleased to be able to hand over the vehicle to the police, and pointed out that its use would enable the officers to be even more effective in their effort to fight crime and ensure that the parish continues to enjoy a low crime rate.He pointed out that the effort to acquire the vehicle resulted from a tour of police stations in Portland by former Minister of National Security, Derrick Smith, during which the shortage of motor vehicles was highlighted.Mr. Vaz said the presentation should be regarded as a proactive measure against crime, as it would enable the police to thwart criminal activities through increased presence in the communities.In his remarks, Superintendent Scott thanked Mr. Vaz and the other organizations and persons who helped to make the presentation possible.He said the vehicle would be used to provide good service to the people of Portland. RelatedNew Vehicle Presented to Police in Portlandlast_img read more

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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces appointment of Chief Administrator of Courts Administration Service

first_imgMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces appointment of Chief Administrator of Courts Administration Service From: Department of Justice CanadaThe Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment.The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment.Darlene Heather Carreau, Director General and Senior General Counsel at the Department of Justice Canada, is appointed Chief Administrator of the Courts Administration Service, to hold office for a term of five years.BiographyDarlene Carreau received a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 1993 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa Law School in 1996. She is fluently bilingual.Ms. Carreau began her legal career in private practice with a major national law firm, and her practice included litigating cases before the Trademarks Opposition Board and the Federal Court. From 2003 to 2008, she worked with the Intellectual Property Group of Industry Canada Legal Services, where she provided legal advice, including on intellectual property litigation matters. From 2008 to 2019, Ms. Carreau worked at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, serving as Chairperson of the Trademarks Opposition Board from 2008 to 2015, Interim Director General of the Patent Branch and Assistant Commissioner of Patents, and Director General of the Business Services Branch from 2015 to 2019. In 2019, she joined the Department of Justice Canada as the Director General and Senior General Counsel of the Legal Practices Branch, where she also served as Corporate Counsel and was responsible for advancing service and digital transformation of departmental legal services.Ms. Carreau has represented Canada at national and international meetings, bi-lateral and multi-lateral forums, including the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications of the World Intellectual Property Organization.Ms. Carreau is married and lives in Ottawa with her husband and their two children.Quick factsThe role of the Courts Administration Service is to provide administrative services to four courts of law: the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. These services permit individuals, companies, organizations and the Government of Canada to submit disputes and other matters to the courts, and enable the courts to hear and resolve the cases before them fairly, without delay and as efficiently as possible. /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:attorney-general, business, Canada, children, Commissioner, corporate, Department of Justice, Federal, federal court, Government, industry, justice, Minister, Ottawa, property, universitylast_img read more

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Gold miner fined after workers injured driving underground

first_imgGold miner fined after workers injured driving underground Australia’s second largest gold producer Northern Star Resources Ltd was fined a total of $150,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on 8 March 2021, after two workers were injured in a vehicle collision underground.The incident occurred at Northern Star’s Millennium mine in Kalgoorlie in December 2017.One of the workers lost control of a light truck while travelling downhill and steered into the mine wall to slow the vehicle. The worker and passenger suffered injuries from the collision.At the time of the incident, the truck displayed incorrect load capacity signage and was carrying a load that exceeded the safe operating maximum by more than 1.9 tonnes.The worker driving the truck had not completed the required training and assessment to operate the vehicle.Andrew Chaplyn, Director Mines Safety at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety said the incident demonstrates why it is vital for employers to provide their employees with the instruction, training and supervision they need to work in a safe manner.“It’s up to mining operators to ensure workers have completed the required training and assessment for specific vehicles and sites,” he said.“The incident also highlights the need for mining operators to conduct comprehensive risk assessments and ensure they have implemented the appropriate controls.”Mr Chaplyn said all equipment and vehicles must display signage that shows the correct safe carrying weight.“Site procedures should include up-skilling operators in calculating the safe working load limit if necessary.” /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:collision, director, Employees, Government, incident, industry, Industry regulation, Kalgoorlie, magistrates court, mining, regulation, resources, risk assessment, Safety, truck, vehicle, Weight, Western Australialast_img read more

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