Budget to boost jobs, kick-start economy and continue keeping people safe

first_imgBudget to boost jobs, kick-start economy and continue keeping people safe The PremierCreating and supporting jobs through targeted stimulus measures, billions of dollars for infrastructure and maintenance, tax cuts for business and record health funding are at the centre of today’s 2020-21 NSW State Budget.The Budget reinforces our world-class health system that has made NSW a global leader in tracking, tracing and containing COVID-19 to keep our people safe, as part of a record $29.3 billion health budget.Job creation is front and centre with a record $107 billion infrastructure pipeline targeting shovel and screwdriver-ready projects, while a skills and training blitz will help people get back into the workforce after this year’s significant job losses.Hip-pocket support will give families peace of mind, with 15 hours of free preschool per week extended to the end of 2021, and $100 worth of Out & About vouchers for every adult resident to inject new energy into the economy, help businesses doing it tough and encourage employment.More assistance is being fast-tracked to help those most affected, with the biggest mental health budget in NSW’s history, and a major investment to provide intensive tutoring in schools to help students overcome the challenges of a rollercoaster school year.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Budget takes decisive action to meet the needs of people across NSW, as we emerge from an unprecedented health and economic crisis.“The people of NSW have done it tough over the past 12 months, faced with the triple crises of drought, bushfires and COVID-19,” Ms Berejiklian said.“We are doing whatever it takes to stay ahead of the pandemic and provide the support our households, businesses and communities need to get back on their own two feet.”The NSW economy contracted by 1 per cent in 2019-20, with negative growth of ¾ per cent projected for 2020-21, followed by a projected return to growth of 2½ per cent in 2021-22.The Budget will make targeted investments to turbo-charge jobs over the next five years with the unemployment rate projected to fall to 5¼ per cent by June 2024 as up to 270,000 people return to the workforce.“With so many people out of work this year and more predicted to become unemployed, we’re in a race against time to help create as many new jobs as we can,” Ms Berejiklian said.“This Budget has workers at its heart, with temporary, targeted stimulus to generate jobs and get businesses booming again.”Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said nine years of strong financial management had put the Government in a strong position to deploy its fiscal firepower, which would be coupled with record low interest rates, to stimulate a strong recovery through responsible borrowing.“The risk of long-term economic damage is too great if we do not take action, so we are taking advantage of record low interest rates and a strong balance sheet to turbo-charge our recovery,” Mr Perrottet said.“That doesn’t mean abandoning our firm commitment to fiscal responsibility. This Budget includes measures to chart a course back to surplus by 2024-25, and a strong economic recovery will support that goal.”The Budget takes the next steps to secure greater prosperity for current and future generations, continuing to deliver large-scale infrastructure to build a better future, investing in our people through education and skills, and securing the quality services everyone in NSW can rely on.Employers will get a major recovery boost with $2.8 billion in payroll tax cuts including increasing the threshold to $1.2 million to lower the cost of creating jobs, and businesses that are under the payroll tax threshold will receive $1500 vouchers to cover government fees.A new push to cut red tape will make it easier to run a business, and through the government’s Jobs Plus initiative we will support companies who want to relocate their head offices to NSW or expand their jobs footprint in NSW.The Budget also supports a broad-ranging reform agenda including planning, education and digital reform, and examining reform to the state’s property tax system.The record investment in this Budget sets us up for a prosperous, post-pandemic NSW. /Public Release. 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Brighton and Churchville-Chili to clash for boys’ A crown Tuesday night

first_imgBrighton and Churchville-Chili to clash for boys’ A crown Tuesday night Add to Google+ Follow on Facebook Connect on Linked in Print This Post Churchville-Chili’s Colby Egan (3) and Wayne’s Matt Gentile (2) battle for a 50-50 ball during Friday’s Class A semifinal. Egan has 13 goals and 10 assists on the season. (Photo: MIKE GENTILE)By PAUL GOTHAMWhen Section V announced the combining of A1 and A2 into a single class earlier this season, the coordinators could have only hoped for a matchup among two of the top seeds. That’s what they will get when top-seeded Churchville-Chili (17-2-0/NYSSWA No. 3) and third-seeded Brighton (15-4-0/No. 15 NYSSWA) meet Tuesday night with the Class A crown up for grabs.Both squads won league titles (Churchville-Chili took Monroe County Division II, Brighton claimed the Monroe County Division III title). Both finished the regular season shutting out their last three opponents. Here’s the breakdown:No. 1 seed CHURCHVILLE-CHILI SAINTS vs. No. 3 seed BRIGHTON BARONS 5 PM Spencerport Central SchoolsCaio De Medeiros (10) scored the lone goal in Brighton’s 1-0 win over Spencerport in the Section V Class A semifinal. (Photo: MIKE GENTILE)How they got here: Churchville (No. 6 NYSSWA) opened with a 13-0 win over No. 16 seed East before beating ninth-seeded Pittsford-Mendon, 3-1. The Saints outlasted fourth-seeded Wayne in the semifinals, 3-2.Brighton (No. 14 NYSSWA) beat No. 14 Aquinas, 4-0 and knocked off divisional rival Pittsford Sutherland, 3-1. The Barons then edged second-seeded Spencerport, 1-0 in the semifinals.Total goals scored: Churchville (77), Brighton (51).Total goals allowed: Churchville (14), Brighton (20).Last time they met in the postseason: Churchville beat Brighton, 3-0 in the 2014 A1 quarterfinals.VIEW MORE MIKE GENTILE PHOTOS HERE.Trends: Churchville has won eight straight by a combined score of 42-6. Of their two losses this season, one came to Hilton (currently No. 8 NYSSWA Class AA) in their season opener, 2-0. Brighton has won seven straight. Their last loss was at the hands of that same Hilton squad, 3-2. All four of Brighton’s setbacks have been by one goal – two of which occurred on penalty kicks in overtime.Sam O’Connor (11) has 10 goals and three assists for Brighton. (Photo: SUE KANE)Names to know: Churchville-Chili – Mario Cozzo (12 goals, nine assists), Colby Egan (13 goals, 10 assists), Vinnie Mathias (five goals, one assist), Seamus Parker (four goals, 13 assists), Chase Richardson (975 minutes played, 12 goals allowed), Dylan Rippe (19 goals, 10 assists) and Andrew Vannest (12 goals, 11 assists).Brighton – Gabriel Barraclough-Tan (eight goals, three assists), Christian Burkhart (four goals scored, 65 saves, 18 goals allowed), Caio De Medeiros (eight goals, 10 assists), Nico Leone (two goals, four assists), Connor McQuillan (10 goals, seven assists), Mat Ochs (two goals, eight assists), Sam O’Connor (10 goals, three assists) and Theo Viggiani-Cole (one goal, two assists).VIEW MORE SUE KANE PHOTOS HERE.Coaches: John Mahoney (Churchville-Chili), Adam Hiller (Brighton).Mario Cozzo (7) has 12 goals and nine assists for Churchville. (Photo: MIKE GENTILE)History 101: Churchville is looking for its first sectional title since taking the Class BB crown in 1990. The Saints last reached the finals in 2013 when they lost to Fairport in the AA championship game, 2-0. Brighton fell to Brockport, 2-1 in the 2017 A1 title game. The Barons most recent sectional championship came in 2012 when they won Class A1.VIEW MORE MIKE GENTILE PHOTOS HERE.What they’re saying: John Mahoney – “I’m looking forward to it because they’re an excellent soccer team. We’re both going to move the ball around. They’ve had a great season. We’ve had a great season.Adam Hiller – “Should be a great game. They are well coached, physical and deserved the No. 1 seed. We are excited for the chance.” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.center_img By Paul Gotham on October 29, 2018No Comment Share on Facebook Brighton and Churchville-Chili to clash for boys’ A crown Tuesday night added by Paul Gotham on October 29, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Subscribe by Email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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