Email By Georgia Hitch Posted August 29, 2019 06:08:23 Photo: Luke Cornish said this piece was inspired by the vandalism of his mural at Bondi. (ABC News: Greg Nelson) Related Story: 'Offensive' Bondi Beach mural defaced, but artist says he may repaint it Related Story: 'Now's not the time to turn your back': PM's pitch as he announces May 18 poll Map: Canberra 2600 Luke Cornish knows controversy — within weeks of being finished, his mural at Bondi Beach was subject to calls for removal, fierce debate, and vandalism. Key points:The artist behind the controversial Bondi mural will launch a new exhibition in CanberraThe exhibition features works inspired by trips to Syria, and controversy around the muralLuke Cornish says his goal is to provoke discussion and critical thought about political issues But the artist said the goal of his new exhibition was to make people think critically, and question what was happening around them.Originally from Canberra, Cornish … [Read more...] about Bondi Beach mural artist returns to Canberra with new exhibition showcasing works inspired by controversy
Email ABC South East NSW By Adriane Reardon and Claire Wheaton Updated December 09, 2019 15:40:17 Photo: Sea urchin roe is so expensive and the markets so valuable, that Rachel Theodore is considering air-freight from fire ravaged NSW south coast to Sydney. (ABC South East NSW: Adriane Reardon) Related Story: 'The roads are empty': Tourists cancel holiday plans amid NSW's bushfires Map: Batemans Bay 2536 Tomatoes, strawberries and fresh seafood will start to spoil in sheds, unable to travel on the Kings and Princes Highways, which are closed by the Currowan fire. Key points:Fresh produce cannot reach Sydney because of the Currowan fire, which has burnt 78,000 hectaresConditions expected to deteriorate on Tuesday for the fire which on the NSW South Coast between Batemans Bay and Braidwood Road closures affect the Princes Highway between Burrill Lake and Kings Highway turnoff, and the Kings Highway between Nelligen and Forest River Road, Monga Fires north of … [Read more...] about Currowan fires shut Kings and Princes Highways causing havoc for fresh produce
Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY) is a central scheme aimed at ensuring housing for all. It offers credit-linked subsidy that divides applicants into four groups—Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Light Income Group (LIG), Medium Income Group (MIG I) and Medium Income Group (MIG II). The applicant should be able to satisfy the eligibility criteria for the applicable group. 1. Income threshold To apply for loan under PMAY, the annual income for MIG I should be below Rs 12 lakh and for MIG II it should be between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 18 lakh. The carpet area for the housing unit should be within the permissible limits of the applicable category. 2. Loan application The applicant needs to make a loan application to his preferred bank or NBFC. The form will contain details of the applicant, his income, investments, other loans, property details and details of the co-applicant. 3. Subsidy scheme application A PMAY subsidy scheme application form can be downloaded from … [Read more...] about How to take home loan under PMAY
Facial recognition has been widely used across China, powering the technology to unlock phones, pass security checks at airports and purchase goods with a "smile to pay" function. At its core, facial recognition relies on biometric software capable of identifying and verifying a person by comparing and analyzing patterns of facial images. However, it does trigger concerns about the issue of data privacy, and such concerns have not gone unnoticed by technology experts and government officials in China. In June this year, a professional committee under China's Ministry of Science and Technology issued principles on next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) governance, pledging to develop responsible AI in China. Although a comprehensive regulation system is not fully in place yet, the establishment of a national-level working group to set the standard for facial recognition in China is a giant step in the right direction. However, some Western media has intentionally ignored China's … [Read more...] about Talking tech: Dispelling the myths of China’s facial recognition
Editor's note: Huang Yongfu is a senior fellow at the International Cooperation Center of the National Development and Reform Commission of China. The article reflects the author's opinions and not necessarily the views of NDRC or CGTN. The annual UN climate change conference, so-called COP25, is taking place in Madrid from December 2 to 13, with the convergence of nearly 200 countries. Climate change is again taking a prominent place in the global and national public debates. However, the negotiation to reboot a global system for tackling climate change has been unnerved and stymied by US' withdrawal from the Paris Accord on Climate Change, which is already the largest emitter in per capita in the world. The US is starkly free-riding on the efforts of the rest of the world or taking advantage of them. How to protect the interests of signatories to the Paris Accord or prevent the Accord from being picked apart or the world from being tipped into fiery catastrophe? What about the 'net … [Read more...] about How to protect the interests of signatories to the Paris Accord?