Mr Mathieson, who politely protested during a community information session at the Mosman Art Gallery last week, is one of many locals fighting tooth and nail to stop the development. “The people of Mosman can stop Woolies in the same way that they stopped the development of (an aged-care facility at) 10 Terminal at Middle Head,” the lawyer told the Mosman Daily. “It just needs people to speak up.” Residents of Mosman, the eighth richest suburb in the country, fear the Woolworths will hurt local retailers, worsen traffic conditions on the already busy main road, and destroy the shopping strip’s heritage. Community backlash to the proposed store at 731-741 Military Road, first announced last year, was so intense that locals even hired a professional public relations firm to lobby Mosman Council. The original plans sparked community outrage.Source:Supplied The council rejected the DA earlier this year.Source:Supplied The council rejected the original … [Read more...] about ‘Unnecessary and unwanted’: Rich Sydney suburb trying to block Woolworths development
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It’s the question on the lips of many who adopted iTunes in the early 2000s and invested heavily in the platform assuming, perhaps naively, that it would always be there. Social media erupted when the news broke on Saturday that iTunes is soon to be no more. There was plenty of concern for playlists and music and movies downloaded over almost 20 years, but Apple won’t let those personal back catalogues disappear — they’ll be moving them over to a trio of new apps. Most of the reaction was from users nostalgic about the end of an era for technology that relegated CDs to the drawer that never gets opened in the TV unit and ushered in the iPod. Just read an article that said iTunes might be going away. Apple is now the leader in music downloads over Spotify and all the rest. I was just getting over the demise of the CD. The digital revolution is real.— Rodney Saulsberry (@rodtalks) June 2, 2019 I heard Apple is getting rid of iTunes, and my old school ass is … [Read more...] about What happens to your iTunes playlists, movies, music?
The major rise in flu cases across the country has left GPs concerned that people are not taking appropriate hygiene measures or leave from work, causing the virus to spread through the community. State health departments are on high alert as this season’s particularly aggressive strain of influenza is seeing the public presenting to local emergency departments in alarming numbers. Health Ministers are also making public pleas to their communities to get vaccinated, wash their hands regularly and avoid public places if they are feeling unwell. Now’s the time to stock up on your flu season remedy kit in preparation for winter.Source:istock VICTORIA In Victoria, the flu has claimed 31 lives this year alone — with the number of cases nine times more than this time last year. New data released by Vic Health recorded 18,644 cases of the flu across the state, between January 1 and June 15 this year alone. That number is more than seven times higher than the … [Read more...] about Flu season has turned deadly with sharp rise in national death toll
An hour’s drive out of the state capital of Jaipur on the highway to Ajmer in Rajasthan, a group of women waits for a bus to take them to Kishangarh. The aged of the lot wear their dupattas as a ghoonghat (veil) but a young girl is dressed in a pair of jeans and her hair is neatly tucked in a bun. “She is my grand-daughter and does not listen,” says 70-year-old Rani Devi. “She goes to a college in Ajmer now. But we can’t shed the ghoonghat, we have worn it for decades.” The women do recollect a recent appeal made by Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot to the people in the state – to shed the age-old practice of wearing ghoonghat pratha and move with the times. “I just went for the wedding of a relative of one of my ministers and saw the bride on the stage having a ghoonghat. I asked her to lift it — many people laughed and said the CM has been saying so. The girl immediately lifted her ghoonghat,” Gehlot told ET during an … [Read more...] about Ghoonghat pe charcha: Rajasthan women shedding their veil
Officials from almost 200 countries hunkered down for another night of talks late Friday as a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid went into overtime without agreement on key issues. Chile, which is chairing the talks, said negotiators would continue working on two fronts trying to get deals on aid for poor countries affected by climate change and international carbon markets. “Today is the day when we must show the world that we are capable of delivering the agreements that are needed to tackle the unprecedented challenge before us,” Chilean official Andrşs Landerretche told a roomful of exhausted reporters in the Spanish capital after two weeks of talks. Mr. Landerretche said there was “some optimism” but added that the Paris agreement’s so-called Article 6, which sets the rules for trading in emissions vouchers, “requires more work in order to come to a cleaner text.” “We’re going to remain in the premises as long as it … [Read more...] about Madrid climate talks head into overtime with key issues unresolved