Phase two of planning reform to continue transformation of system McGowan Government seeks community input on next phase of planning reformsFirst tranche of reforms slashed red tape and supported WA’s economic recovery New reforms to local government will support streamlined planning systemImplementation of Action Plan for Planning Reform continuesThe McGowan Government is seeking community, industry and stakeholder feedback on the next phase of reforms to streamline the planning system, slash red tape, and create and provide consistency across local government.Planning reform has assisted the State’s economic recovery over the past year, delivering essential reductions in red tape to support small businesses and homeowners while supporting local jobs. A series of legislative, regulatory and policy reforms have already been implemented, including consistent community consultation requirements for Local Planning Strategies, scheme amendments and Structure Plans along with a radius model and new onsite signage requirements for complex Development Applications.The reforms also saw the creation of a new approvals pathway for significant developments and changes to the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) system, including improved governance and transparency requirements.Seven proposals have been approved under the new significant development pathway, with another 13 currently under assessment.These seven proposals are anticipated to create more than 1,600 local jobs and bring more than $220 million in economic activity to Western Australia. To date, the reforms have seen the number of DAPs reduce from nine to five panels and from next year, the number of DAPs will reduce from five to three and will see the appointment of permanent DAP members for consistency of decision making.A Special Matters Development Panel will also be created to continue to consider State-significant developments.The State Government is now seeking the views of all Western Australians on measures to further reform the planning system, including reforms in the local government sector that can support changes in our planning system and identify changes to encourage more community participation through improved processes and greater access to information.Over the next three months, the community, industry and planning professionals will be consulted on a number of proposed reforms to help inform the drafting of legislation.This consultation will be led by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage Planning Reform team, in consultation with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and will be open until late October.A local government red tape working group will be established to identify and test potential reforms in regards to local laws and reform.Opportunities to mirror reforms across the local government sector to further cut red tape, improve transparency and support better decision making across all levels of government will also be explored in consultation with local governments, the Western Australian Local Government Association and key stakeholders.To have your say on planning reform, visit https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/planning-reformAs stated by Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:“Last year we successfully delivered a major package of planning reforms to support the Western Australian economy and local jobs through the COVID-19 pandemic.“We are building on the first stage of reforms to continue to streamline the planning process, cut red tape and drive economic activity.“Some of the major reforms we are looking to implement in this tranche include establishing a State referral co-ordination process to allow the co-ordination of State agency, utilities and departmental referrals for significant development applications.“Other ideas include investigating an expansion of Government-led structure planning for areas of key strategic importance, further reform of developer contribution plans and establishing a planning portal to provide a single source of information for the public, industry and local government. “We also want to hear from the community, industry and planning professionals about their top ideas of what they would like to see changed in the planning system. “Our planning reform team will be out listening and engaging over the next three months to understand what works, what needs to be changed and what the community wants from their planning system.”As stated by Local Government Minister John Carey:“Local government approvals can be difficult for small business and households to navigate, with significant differences in approaches by councils.“This is a unique opportunity to identify reforms in the local government sector that can support changes in our planning system and improve the consistency of decision making on planning and development matters.“During COVID-19, emergency powers enabled the suspension of some rules for local government approvals, which saw councils move very quickly to cut red tape and assist small business to adapt in a pandemic environment.“There is real potential to build on this effort, by reviewing local laws which can cause a burden in terms of both cost and time, like alfresco laws, signage and crossovers.“I am very keen to hear from industry, small business and local governments to see how we can make it easier and more streamlined for ratepayers.” /Public Release. 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JOHANNESBURG – Edoardo Molinari and Craig Lee share the halfway lead at the Joburg Open on 11 under par, while David Horsey charged into contention with a 63 to sit a shot off the pace on Friday. England’s Horsey went 8 under through his second round with eight birdies and no dropped shots on the par-71 West Course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington to be in contention for a first European Tour title in three years. Ahead of him, Molinari and Lee held onto their overnight advantage. Molinari had a 4-under 68 on the longer, tougher East Course and Lee a 67 on the West after a run of four birdies on the front nine. South African George Coetzee (68) is alongside Horsey a shot back. Finland’s Roope Kakko matched Horsey for best round of the day with his 8-under 64 on the East to move to 9 under after racing through the front nine with seven birdies. Kakko slowed on the back nine, and dropped shots at Nos. 10 and 16, but had done enough by then to be within striking distance of the top. Charl Schwartzel made an inconsistent 70, with seven birdies and six bogeys, to sit in a tie for 55th on 4 under – flirting with the cut. Players at the Joburg Open aren’t only chasing the $280,000 winner’s check. Three places in the British Open are available for the highest-placed finishers in the top 10 who have not already qualified. The highest player in Johannesburg already with a place at the Open was Frenchman Gregory Bourdy in a tie for 12th, leaving a bunch of players to battle it out for the qualifying spots. While Italy’s Molinari and Scotland’s Lee hold the edge ahead of the two final rounds on the East Course, Horsey’s performance on Friday started with six birdies in his first nine and was capped by a 30-foot putt for his eighth birdie on No. 16 to put him in sight of the title, and also a place at his home major. ”It’s (the British Open) at the back of my mind at the moment, but it’s certainly a bonus to consider near the end of the week,” Horsey said. Molinari has looked like the player of 2010 – when he won both the Ryder Cup and his last tour title – over the opening two days in South Africa with his 64 and then a 68. ”I’m very happy with pretty much everything. I am very happy with my position and my game right now,” he said. Lee is hanging in there to share the lead with Molinari. Kakko’s impressive 64 put him in a seven-way tie for fifth, two shots off the leaders.
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Strong-voiced Smash alum Katharine McPhee returns to Broadway’s Waitress as Jenna beginning on July 5 for a limited engagement through August 19. McPhee concluded a previous engagement in the role on June 17, with Stephanie Torns playing the role in the interim.McPhee first vaulted to fame on season five of American Idol. In addition to her acclaimed turn on Smash, McPhee’s expansive screen résumé includes Scorpion, The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, It Could Be Worse and In My Dreams. She appeared on the Broadway stage in 2015 for the one-night concert Bombshell, reuniting with her fellow Smash stars at the Minskoff Theatre.The current cast of Waitress also includes Erich Bergen as Dr. Pomatter, Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Becky, Steve Vinovich as Joe, Benny Elledge as Cal, Ben Thompson as Earl and Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie.Waitress features a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Diane Paulus. The show began previews on March 25, 2016 and officially opened on April 24, 2016. Katharine McPhee(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Related Shows Waitress View Comments
Vermont Business Magazine In its annual ratings, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again ranked UVM among the top best-value public colleges in the country. To compile its best value list, Kiplinger’s first ranked schools based on measures of academic quality. It then factored in cost and financial aid measures. Quality criteria account for 55 percent of total points and cost criteria account for 45 percent.Kiplinger’s draws its list of best value schools from a field of nearly 1,200 higher education institutions in the US. UVM was ranked 13th among all publics on the Kiplinger’s list for its four-year graduation rate. On the overall list, the university ranked 58th for in-state and 94th for out-of-state students among public colleges, respectively.The fact that the university was again ranked high in value by Kiplinger’s affirms UVM’s core strengths, said Stacey Kostell, UVM’s vice president for enrollment management. “Academic quality is at the core of what makes UVM attractive to students,” she said. “At the same time, we work hard to keep tuition increases as low as possible and to offset them with generous increases in scholarships and financial aid.”UVM also has fared well in other recent lists. The university was ranked 34th among public universities for value by Money magazine in its 2016/17 ratings. And U.S. News & World ranked the university 38th among more than 170 public universities in its most recent rankings.Source: UVM 12.20.2016. UVM photo.
Following on from a successful first collaboration in London just after the Olympics, triathlon training camp specialist Tri Dynamic has teamed up once again with Elite ‘Dsquad’ Coach Darren Smith. This time they will be heading back to Darren Smith’s native Australia to organise another high quality, high attention triathlon camp. Based in Canberra the camp is open to age group and elite triathletes who are keen to learn from Smith.The Australian nation’s capital is a fitting location for this unique camp, which will take place from Friday 25 January to Monday 28 January 2013 – over the National ‘Australia Day’ holiday weekend.The Dsquad Australia Tri Camp will be limited to just 15 athletes who will have the unique opportunity to work closely with Darren Smith and his world class support team including Dsquad Dietician Dr Liz Broad and Rehab Specialist Rick Van Riemsdijk. Athletes will spend four days with Darren Smith in Canberra in his world class coaching environment, learning from him in all three tri disciplines.There will also be interactive learning seminars, video analysis and special guest speakers. The lucky camp participants will not only have the unique opportunity to watch the world famous Dsquad athletes training and preparing for the new season but will also be able to join in on some of the sessions.Commenting on the London Master Class Darren Smith said “I got a kick out of working with those who attended the Tri Dynamic training weekend in London because the enthusiasm from the participants was infectious; and frankly it was pretty easy to make some really significant changes in such a short period of time. Bang for bucks, both time and energy is good for everyone.”Darren Smith has been the driving force behind the hugely successful Dsquad. Over the last decade he has produced athletes who have won multiple world titles and countless ITU World Championship Series victories. Darren Smith and the D-squad split their time training in Davos, Sedona and Canberra.He has a knack of taking on athletes who have the necessary raw talent and helping them to achieve their full potential, moulding them into the best triathletes in the world. These include Olympic Silver medallist and 4 x World Champion, Lisa Norden, #2 ranked 2012 WCS finisher Anne Haug, multiple WCS winner and former world #1 Barbara Riveros Diaz, 4th place finisher at London Olympics, Sarah Groff, GB Olympian Vicky Holland and South African Olympian Katie Roberts.Smith is the only triathlon coach to have 6 athletes competing at London 2012 in any one event. He has also coached several athletes to IM 70.3 and Ironman podiums, including Belgian Bart Aernouts (2nd IM Switzerland 70.3, 11th at 2012 Kona and fastest run split of the day).New recruits to the D-squad already making their mark after working with Darren Smith include GB’s Jodie Stimpson (3rd at 2012 Hy-Vee Triathlon, 5th in WCS Auckland) and the fast improving duathlete turned triathlete Katie Hewison (GE Canary Wharf Triathlon Champion, 2012 ITU Duathlon World Silver medallist & 2012 ITU Triathlon Cancun World Cup winner).Darren Smith has also had huge success coaching his athletes to victories in non-drafting races including the prestigious Des Moines Hy-Vee Triathlon where Sweden’s Lisa Norden and GB’s Jodie Stimpson placed 1st & 3rd in 2012 with Lisa Norden recording back-to-back victories in 2011 & 2012.“The entire Dsquad will be around and working towards the new season ahead, so there will be time to join in with the group,” said Smith. “Four days working with us will be plenty to make a significant impact on each participant’s race performances.’The Canberra camp will be an invaluable opportunity to learn how Darren Smith coaches his athletes and also to have a unique glimpse into what it is like to train in a world class environment. Participants who attended the London Triathlon Master Class with Darren Smith have reported some major improvements within a very short space of time.Tri Dynamic and Darren Smith will be working together on other events around the world in 2013 including another Master Class in London in February. Athletes can contact Tri Dynamic to be among the first people to be notified once the next London Master Class is announced. Again, places will be strictly limited.For a chance to attend the Canberra camp, early booking is advisable as places are limited.www.tridynamic.co.uk Related
The organisers of The National Running Show Birmingham have announced Hammer Fitness as the sponsor of the Treadmill Challenge taking place at the consumer show on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020.Hammer Fitness will be offering three Hammer Fitness treadmills as top prizes for the Hammer Fitness Treadmill Challenge, along with a number of other prizes at the third edition of the award-winning show at Birmingham’s NEC.Hammer Fitness is the online store for German fitness manufacturer Hammer Sport, which has worked in the manufacture and sale of sporting items for over 100 years. Hammer Sport is one of the leading providers of fitness and leisure products in Europe, marketing over 600 different products in more than 50 countries. Products are distributed to some of the biggest companies in the UK and Europe through SWAG Distribution.In tandem with Hammer Fitness’ involvement in The Treadmill Challenge is the news that the prize treadmill will be a brand new 4332 Hammer Life Runner LR22i TFT to be launched in December 2019, just a month before The National Running Show Birmingham. This foldable treadmill offers a maximum speed of 22 km/hour, a maximum 12% incline, plus Bluetooth for music and a USB charger.Anyone can enter the ‘Fastest Mile’ Challenge at the show next January, with the fastest mile runner each day winning a Hammer Life Runner LR22i treadmill. The third treadmill will go in a random draw, giving everyone who completed the mile on the treadmill over the weekend a chance to win.In addition to the three treadmills up for grabs, Hammer Fitness will be giving away prizes from Shapeheart, PopSockets and Caterpy Running Laces, plus Hammer branded merchandise.The National Running Show is the UK’s biggest independent running show. The show expects more than 55,000 visitor ticket registrations for 2020, all of whom will be able to discover the latest kit, tech, nutrition and races from over 250 exhibitors, learn from inspiring speakers and improve their running technique thanks to the hands-on feature areas.Mike Seaman, Director of Raccoon Events, said “We are thrilled to welcome Hammer Fitness as sponsor of the Hammer Fitness Treadmill Challenge at The National Running Show Birmingham next January. Hammer Fitness is an established leader in sports and fitness equipment; and it is absolutely fantastic that they are offering three new treadmills plus other exciting prizes for participants.“We know that many runners come to the show ready to get involved and have fun, and this is a huge incentive for them to get active and take part in the challenge. We look forward to seeing many visitors take to the treadmill at this full weekend celebration of running!”Nathan Ridgard, Managing Director at SWAG Distribution, added, “We are delighted to host the Hammer Fitness Treadmill Challenge at The National Running Show. It is especially exciting to be launching our very latest treadmill model and to be giving away three as prizes over the course of the weekend. Hammer Fitness is committed to providing sports enthusiasts with the very best products for their needs, and we can’t wait to share our knowledge and expertise with runners at this brilliant event in the new year.”The third edition of The National Running Show Birmingham takes place on 25th-26th January 2020. The National Running Show London takes place on 13th-14th June 2020. Tickets are currently free for both shows.www.nationalrunningshow.com Related
MuxLab just started shipping its 1Gbps AV-over-IP PoE Transmitter integrated with Dante conversion (model 500759-TX-Dante), which is specified to deliver HDMI at up to [email protected] (4:4:4) together with Dante audio signals with HDR. It uses JPEG 2000 compression, which is specified to only use up to 5000Mbps.Installation requires a connection to a 1G Ethernet Switch, and the 4K Transmitter can connect to the Switch using a standard Cat5e/6 cable from up to 330 feet (100 meters) away. Content can be delivered in point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint configurations. Each 4K Transmitter provides a two-channel stereo audio input. HDMI AV and 2CH Dante Audio can be independently distributed to hundreds of AV devices and Dante-supported audio devices respectively. The 4K Transmitter also supports PoE, eliminating power cords throughout the installation.Users have a few options for configuration and control of the 4K Transmitter and its Dante-compatible equipment. The MuxLab Network Controller (500811and 500812) and MuxControl App for iOS and Android can handle configuration and management of all MuxLab AV-over-IP networks via any smart device. RS-232 and directional IR can also be used for the remote control of end devices. The system is also compatible with third-party control apps, and Dante audio can be managed via Audinate software.Here is more information on the 1Gbps AV-over-IP PoE Transmitter.This video from ISE 2020 explains the HDMI over IP System:
12.560 (Discovery in Aid of Execution)Deletes subdivision (e) because the filing of the notice of compliance is unnecessary and because the Fact Information Sheet should not be filed with the court. 12.070 (Process)Creates a new subdivision (c)(2) to govern constructive service in any case or proceeding involving parental responsibility, custody, or time-sharing with a minor child. March 1, 2014 Notices 12.902(b) (Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form))In conformity with Form 12.902(c), adds instruction that if expenses listed do not reflect what is actually paid currently that “estimate” should be written next to amount. 12.012 (Minimization of Sensitive Information)New rule created in response to Supreme Court’s request that committee review rules for additional privacy issues. This new rule, placed at the beginning of the rules set, draws attorneys’ attention to the requirements to conform to Fla.R.Jud.Admin. 2.425 (Minimization of the Filing of Sensitive Information). Amendments to the Family Law Rules of Procedure 12.200 (Case Management and Pretrial Conferences)Creates new subdivision (a)(1)(P) to allow the court to consider discovery of electronically stored information at pretrial conference. RULE/FORM EXPLANATION 12.490 (General Magistrates)Amends subdivision (b)(3) to require that the order of referral shall state the name of the specific general magistrate to whom the case is being referred. Changes “papers” to “documents.” 12.363 (Evaluation of Minor Child)(1) Amends rule to change “qualified licensed mental health professional” to “expert” to reflect that some evaluations are conducted by persons other than mental health experts. (2) Amends subdivision (a) to remove reference to “social or home study investigation” because of creation of Rule 12.364 governing these investigations. (3) Amends (a)(1) to add that there be a determination of the need for an expert before the court appoints an expert. (4) Amends subdivision (b) to provide that the expert’s report should be provided to the party rather than the attorney. (5) Amends subdivision (d) to require notice to the parties rather than their attorneys if the expert requests communication with the court. (6) Deletes sentence from (e) requiring that the report not be considered by the court until it is properly admitted into evidence. (7) Creates new subdivision (f) to clarify that this rule does not apply to parenting coordinators or social investigations. 12.491 (Child Support Enforcement)Corrects cross-reference to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration in subdivision (e)(2). 12.364 (Social Investigations)Creates new rule to govern social investigations under F.S. 61.20. 12.901(a) (Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage)Amends instructions and form to remove requirement that a financial affidavit be filed in conformance with removal of requirement from Fla.Fam.L.R.P. 12.105 in 2011. (See 78 So. 3d 1045.) Amendments to the Family Law Rules of Procedure The Florida Bar’s Family Law Rules Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court a regular-cycle report proposing amendments to Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. The committee proposes new rules 12.012 (Minimization of Sensitive Information); and 12.364 (Social Investigations) and amendments to rules 12.070 (Process); 12.200 (Case Management and Pretrial Conferences); 12.363 (Evaluation of Minor Child); 12.490 (General Magistrates); 12.491 (Child Support Enforcement); and 12.560 (Discovery in Aid of Execution); and forms 12.901(a) (Petition for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage); 12.902(b) (Family Law Financial Affidavit (Short Form)); and 12.902(c) (Family Law Financial Affidavit (Long Form)). The court invites all interested persons to comment on the proposed amendments, which are summarized below and reproduced in full online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. All comments must be filed with the court on or before April 1, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Committee Chair Mary Louise Miller Wagstaff, 161 14th Street N.W., Largo 33770-2290, [email protected], and on the Bar staff liaison to the committee, Ellen Sloyer, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, [email protected], as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. Further, if comments are directed toward the proposed amendment to rule 12.070, the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendment Raymond McNeal, P. O. Box 601, Ocala 34478, [email protected] If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to forms 12.902(b) and 12.902(c), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of those amendments Douglas Balog, P. O. Box 65004, Palm Bay 32906, [email protected] The chair has until April 22 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. If filed by an attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar, the comment must be electronically filed via the Portal in accordance with In re Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court of Florida via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC13-7 (Feb. 18, 2013). If filed by a nonlawyer or a lawyer not licensed to practice in Florida, the comment must be electronically filed via e-mail in accordance with In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Electronically filed documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 or higher. Any person unable to submit a comment electronically must mail or hand-deliver the originally signed comment to the Florida Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399-1927; no additional copies are required or will be accepted. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE, CASE NO. SC14-236 12.902(c) (Family Law Financial Affidavit (Long Form))(1) Adds instruction that if expenses listed do not reflect what is actually paid currently that “estimate” should be written next to amount. (2) Amends Monthly Insurance in Expense section so that health insurance (unless not listed elsewhere on form) not be included in insurance expenses.
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