Telefónica to sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa for £10bn

first_imgTelefónica has confirmed it is in exclusive talks with Chinese company Hutchison Whampoa to sell O2 for £10bn, a deal which would revolutionise the landscape of the UK’s mobile market.In a statement this morning, Telefónica said the deal would take the form of an initial payment of £9.25bn, followed by deferred payment of £1bn, to be paid once the cumulative cashflow of the combined company has reached an agreed threshold. If it is agreed, the deal will create a tie-up between British mobile operator O2 and Hutchison Whampoa’s Three.But it could present a regulatory headache because Ofcom wants to have at least four competitors in the mobile market, which it sees as necessary for keeping prices favourable to consumers. What’s more, Three is currently one of the mobile operators offering the lowest tariffs to customers.Telefónica’s share price has risen this yearAsia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, owns Hutchison Whampoa. He’s been on something of a spending spree lately, with his recent acquisition of Eversholt for £1.1bn putting him in possession of a third of the UK’s trains.Hutchison Whampoa initially stepped in after talks with telecoms giant BT ended before Christmas. BT decided to make a £12.5bn bid for Deutsche Telecom’s EE instead. The addition of mobile to its offering of TV, telephone and broadband lets it offer the “quad play” package.Earlier this week it was revealed Sky and Talk Talk had joined the queue of apparent bidders for O2, with Sky also eager to break into the “quad play” market. Share Tags: NULL Telefónica to sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa for £10bn Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com whatsapp Friday 23 January 2015 2:48 am Jessica Morris last_img read more

Coming to a ring road near you

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Express KCS Share Tuesday 10 February 2015 9:13 pm DEVELOPERS of driverless car technology have been given the green light to test vehicles on the UK’s roads, the Department for Transport (DFT) said today. The DFT will publish a code of practice in spring to clarify guidelines for testing. center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Coming to a ring road near you Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinancezenherald.comArchie Issued New Birth Certificate After Harry’s Title Revokedzenherald.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorGundry MDTop Doc: Simple “Trick” To Help Fight FatigueGundry MDElite HeraldKate Middleton Just Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Heraldlast_img read more

Decades of basic research paved the way for today’s ‘warp speed’ Covid-19 vaccines

first_img Ian A. Wilson A cadre of researchers with critically important knowledge of this virus family was able to guide the scientific community in how to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.Many of the technologies now used widely for vaccine design are rooted in longstanding programs to fight HIV and influenza. For various reasons that relate to the properties of the viruses themselves, those pathogens are much more difficult to vaccinate against than SARS-CoV-2, but the accrued knowledge of how to counter them has been invaluable.The recently approved monoclonal antibody Covid-19 therapies from Eli Lilly and Regeneron also benefitted greatly from the techniques used to identify and produce similar antibodies for HIV clinical trials and also led to the antibody cocktails that were used to treat people infected with Ebola virus.When Chinese scientists published the SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence on the internet on Jan. 10, 2020, multiple vaccine programs were started within days because existing vaccine design methods could be repurposed.All of the leading vaccines are based on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, the entity on the virus surface that drives infection of human cells. Humans infected with SAR-CoV-2 raise antibodies against the spike-protein that prevent further infection by neutralizing the virus.The various vaccines present the spike protein to the immune systems in different way but with a common purpose: triggering the immune system to produce antibodies that neutralize the virus as soon as it is encountered, thereby preventing or limiting the infection.Decades of work, first on the corresponding HIV spike protein and then its counterparts from other viruses, including SARS, MERS, and seasonal coronaviruses, showed how best to design and produce the SARS-CoV-2 version. Sophisticated methods to image the spike proteins via recent advances in electron microscopy allowed researchers and vaccine makers rapidly to study what they were making, gaining assurances that they were on the right track.The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIH vaccines deliver the spike protein in the form of mRNA. This technology emerged during the past decade from university laboratories working on HIV and influenza vaccines, which then triggered Zika, Ebola, and coronavirus vaccine programs at the NIH and in the pharmaceutical industry. The Moderna mRNA vaccine, in particular, was made as a collaboration with the NIH’s Vaccine Research Center, funded by U.S. taxpayers since 1997 to create vaccines against deadly viruses and other human diseases. A method developed by Janssen, a pharmaceutical company, to present spike proteins to the immune system also emerged from an HIV vaccine program at Harvard University. AstraZeneca’s version of the adenovirus delivery system has a similar history. Decades of work on the corresponding HIV and influenza proteins, as well as coronavirus proteins, underpin the Novavax SARS-CoV-2 spike protein vaccine design. DNA vaccines are also in clinical trials, another method derived from research on HIV and other viral pathogens. John P. Moore [email protected] In the U.S. alone, the National Institutes of Health provides approximately $4 billion dollars a year to immunology and vaccine research programs, with further substantial support from private funders such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. These multiyear, multimillion dollar investments in basic science provided the foundation from which the new vaccines rapidly emerged. About the Authors Reprints Related: [email protected] The Covid-19 vaccines are a marvel of science. Here’s how we can make the best use of them Related:center_img Tags CoronavirusVaccines The emergency use authorizations of mRNA vaccines by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna and the likely gradual rollout of multiple others is our collective best hope for curtailing the Covid-19 pandemic.The speed at which these vaccines has been developed is remarkable, both in absolute terms and compared to the multiyear time frame it normally takes to create and approve new vaccines. Great credit is due to the pharmaceutical industry and the university and government scientists who have worked directly and diligently on Covid-19 vaccine programs in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere. They deserve accolades for their skillful hard work.But the Covid-19 vaccines did not come from nowhere. Decades of research by tens of thousands of scientists worldwide put in place the essential knowledge and methods that underpinned their rapid development.advertisement Some of the vaccine trials have been conducted by the pharmaceutical industry. However, an extensive network of trial sites funded by the NIH for HIV vaccine clinical research is playing a key role. Fundamental immunology research programs in U.S. universities developed the techniques to study how humans respond both to viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and the vaccines that counter them. Existing methods only needed to be adjusted for the new virus. Comparisons to immune responses in infected people will be essential for understanding how the Covid-19 vaccines perform in the longer term.U.S. taxpayers are spending approximately $18 billion dollars on the production and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines via Operation Warp Speed. That effort would not have been possible without the prior expenditure of much smaller sums on basic immunology and vaccinology research. As two researchers who have spent many years working on viral pathogens, we believe that this funding has been very well-spent.Funding scientific research is buying an insurance policy for a better future. The benefits are not always apparent, and sometimes become visible only over many years. 2020 is a case in point: The nation’s existing research infrastructure laid the groundwork for Covid-19 vaccines to be designed within weeks of the emergence of a deadly virus and produced within months.We cannot know when the next global health crisis will hit, but we do know that continuing to support medical science is essential for a rapid and effective response when it does.John P. Moore is a professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Ian A. Wilson is professor and chair of the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. A researcher works on a Covid-19 vaccine at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. THIBAULT SAVARY/AFP via Getty Images By John P. Moore and Ian A. Wilson Jan. 5, 2021 Reprints First OpinionDecades of basic research paved the way for today’s ‘warp speed’ Covid-19 vaccines Watch: mRNA vaccines face their first test in the fight against Covid-19. How do they work? SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is a coronavirus. Research over the past two decades on the earlier severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus and its cousin, the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), taught virologists and vaccine designers a great deal about coronaviruses, their vulnerabilities, and how they might best be exploited.advertisementlast_img read more

Ireland’s Fittest Family contestants visit local school

first_imgHome News Community Ireland’s Fittest Family contestants visit local school NewsCommunity Community Previous articleLaois school added to Road Salting Programme for 2018-19Next articleIn Pictures: All-Ireland winners visit their favourite hurley maker in Laois Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook TAGSIreland’s Fittest FamilyThe McDonalds Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Facebook Ireland’s Fittest Family contestants visit local school WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Ryan earns bronze in World Swimming championships They were asked a range of questions about training, health and fitness before chatting to the school teachers.The McDonalds attribute their strong determination to getting them to this final stage.Breda, Kate and Cian say it comes from their father Martin, who is one of the oldest competitors in Ireland’s Fittest Family this year.The McDonalds were asked who they think are the strongest family left in the competition. However they couldn’t really single any one family out as they said that any family to get to this stage was really good.They also imparted some wise advice on the pupils – that for anyone wishing to take part in the competition you need to look after your body – and clean eating and staying healthy as important as any running. Pinterestcenter_img The McDonald family have made themselves household names from their stellar shifts all through the course of Ireland’s Fittest Family to earn a coveted place in the final.Martin, Breda, Kate and Cian have filled the county with pride (and a few tense moments) as they battled through bog, ropes, tyres and outdoor terrain to make it from 40 families down to four.The McDonalds paid a visit to their local primary school, Scoil Eoin Phoil II Naofa Ballyroan, where they were greeted like royalty from the Ballyroan students. Twitter Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community The visit to the school was inspirational to all.All of the teachers and children will be on the edge of their seats on Sunday evening for the final where The McDonalds take on  the Coneys, the Lawlors and the Finnegan- Hogans to see who will be crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family.Thanks a million to sixth class pupils Niamh Nolan and Stephen O’Donnell for their brilliant report and to Mr Delaney for sending this our way. Twitter By Siun Lennon – 15th December 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApplast_img read more

Cut the Telephone Cables!

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) By Kwon Jeong Hyun – 2007.10.29 5:22pm Cut the Telephone Cables! News Facebook Twitter News SHAREcenter_img [imText1]It has become known that the North Korean authorities’ search for a household that paid 5,000 won for telephone usages per month has come to a close. Upon finding the residence, the authorities cut the telephone lines to prohibit the outflow of inside information. Kim Choen Mo (pseudonym), a North Korean trader traveling through Dandong, China on business, said on the 28th that “The Social Security Agency, the Postal Service Office and the People’s Unit are cooperatively managing this case.” Mr. Kim quoted an affiliate of the Postal Service Office saying, “If someone pays a large amount in phone bills, it means that they are making a living in trade. Therefore, the order was made to block the leakage of inside information and to block trade as well.”In 1997, North Korea started introducing a telephone system using fiber-optic cables in big cities such as Pyongyang, Shinuiju, Chongjin, Hamheung, Sariwon and Pyongsung. Under the orders of Kim Jong Il to modernize the telecommunication system, the cables from China were set up in Pyongyang and other big counties and provinces. People were permitted for the first time to install telephones in their houses, and residents in big cities became increasingly reliant on phone usage. After 10 years, however, the order was handed down to cut the cables off houses where phone usage exceeded 5,000won a month. In 2002 North Korean authorities introduced a mobile communication system, but since the Yongchoen explosion incident in 2004, mobile phone usage has been banned. AvatarKwon Jeong Hyun News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEconomy US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

NASAA launches First Nations investor outreach program

Failing financial literacy may be an early warning sign of cognitive decline State and provincial securities regulators are launching an investor education initiative that aims to bolster their efforts to native populations. At its annual conference on Monday, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced a new outreach initiative that will provide investor education resources to Native American and First Nation populations in the United States and Canada. Keywords Financial literacyCompanies North American Securities Administrators Association Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton IOSCO issues investor ed guidance Financial literacy lagging, FINRA finds “Native Americans and First Nations populations historically have been underserved by investor education programs, in part, because of a lack of understanding of cultural sensitivity and frequent geographical isolation, which combine to put them at greater risk for affinity fraud,” said Jack Herstein, NASAA president and assistant director of the Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance, Bureau of Securities. Herstein noted that its new outreach program not only addresses the specific needs of native communities, but that it offers specific training and instructions for outreach co-ordinators at the various state and provincial regulators, too. “In order to reach greater Native American and First Nation audiences with our investor education message, NASAA is encouraging its members to strengthen or establish partnerships with tribal leaders in their jurisdictions,” Herstein said. NASAA notes that this effort to raise investor awareness and reduce the risk of investment fraud follows two recent billion-dollar settlements reached between Native American plaintiffs and the U.S. federal government, which may increase their appeal to fraud artists. It notes that, in May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the federal government and native tribes whose land trust royalties were mismanaged by the government. Separately, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $1 billion settlement with 41 tribes over the mismanagement of assets held in trust by the feds. “Con artists follow the headlines and know that billions of dollars are being prepared for distribution as a result of these settlements,” Herstein said. “As a result, Native Americans could become even greater targets for unscrupulous securities promoters.” Related news read more

Morningstar appoints director of fund analysis in Canada

Davis was most recently a senior fund analyst in Morningstar’s Chicago office. During his time on the U.S. fund analyst team, he covered some of the largest U.S. fund shops including T. Rowe Price and Fidelity, and he also edited the monthly newsletter, Morningstar Fidelity Fund Family Report. He joined Morningstar in 1999 as a data analyst. He became a fund analyst in 2000 and was promoted to senior analyst in 2009. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Morningstar also promoted Salman Ahmed, as associate director of fund analysis for Morningstar Canada, reporting to Davis. He was previously a senior fund analyst. Ahmed serves as chair of the 2012 Canadian Investment Awards and represents Morningstar on the Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee. Prior to joining Morningstar, he worked for Mercer’s investment consulting group. Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (honours) from Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter CETFA elects new board leader Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN) Tuesday announced the appointment of Christopher Davis as director of fund analysis for Morningstar Canada. He was previously a senior fund analyst in Morningstar’s U.S. fund research group. Davis now leads Morningstar’s Toronto-based fund analyst team, which is part of Morningstar’s global fund research team of approximately 110 analysts. He is also a member of Morningstar Canada’s Investment Committee. Davis is responsible for co-ordinating the Canadian fund analyst team’s fund research and content and the development of data points and tools for Morningstar’s software platforms. He reports jointly to Michael Herbst, director of active fund research; and Scott Mackenzie, president and CEO of Morningstar Canada. IE Staff PenderFund names new SVP for investments TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Morningstar Research Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news read more

Many private company owners are unprepared to transfer their businesses: PwC

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The report noted that 70% of family business transfers fail between generations. Sixty per cent of those failures are due to breakdowns in communication and trust, and 25% result from inadequate training. Only 5% of business transfers survive four generations.“It’s important for owners to start thinking about what business continuity looks like and how they are going to proactively plan for this going forward,” PwC partner Bill McLean said in a release.The report also found that 22% of Canadian private and family business owners plan to sell or float their businesses, and that the valuations of Canadian private businesses have been increasing, leading to more M&A demand from domestic and foreign buyers. This, PwC said, has made the proper valuation of family businesses critical.Read the full report here. Mature single women are wealthier than mature single men, StatsCan finds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Seventy per cent of private company owners in Canada plan to either transfer or sell their businesses when they retire — but many don’t have a plan in place, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).A survey by PwC found that 48% of family business owners plan to pass ownership and/or management of their businesses to the next generation, but 47% of them do not have a succession plan, and 27% have not involved the next generation in preparing for the changes. hands passing the baton, business succession theme jpcasais/123RF IE Staff Record M&A activity in Q1, Crosbie & Co. says Most Canadians aren’t planning for long-term care costs: survey Keywords Succession planning,  Retirement,  Mergers and acquisitionsCompanies PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP Related newslast_img read more

Appointment of New Executive Director, Aboriginal Languages Trust

first_imgAppointment of New Executive Director, Aboriginal Languages Trust Minister of StateThe Aboriginal Languages Trust has appointed respected Aboriginal leader, Clare McHugh as its new Executive Director, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Don Harwin announced today.Ms McHugh, a proud Gamilaroi and Dhungutti woman, will lead the work of the Trust in revitalising and nurturing Aboriginal languages across NSW.Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Don Harwin said Ms McHugh joins the Aboriginal Languages Trust at a pivotal time as it embarks on community consultations on its draft strategic plan.“Ms McHugh brings a wealth of leadership experience and community knowledge to the role that will assist the Trust in building the strong foundations needed to see Aboriginal languages grow and thrive in NSW,” Mr Harwin said.Aboriginal Languages Trust Board Chairperson, Jason Behrendt said the board looks forward to working with Ms McHugh to ensure the Trust achieves the aspirational goals contained in its strategic plan.“The board is excited to have someone of Clare’s experience and community standing in this critical role. We look forward to working with her to support, empower and partner with Aboriginal communities, and to connect with government and other organisations involved with our languages,” Mr Behrendt said.Throughout 2021, the Trust will be offering stakeholder groups a range of opportunities for consultation on their draft strategic plan. /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:Aboriginal, Australia, building, Clare, community, director, Government, leadership, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, womanlast_img read more

Planning ahead for health of Manning River

first_imgPlanning ahead for health of Manning River MidCoast CouncilStretching 261km from the mountains to the coast, the mighty Manning is the lifeblood of the local community. Now, a ten-year program to protect and improve the ecological health of its estuary and catchment is currently open for feedback.The team at MidCoast Council has developed the draft Manning River Estuary Catchment and Management Program (ECMP) over the past three years in close consultation with a wide range of community members and key stakeholders. The result is a robust program that applies a whole of catchment approach to managing the river, addressing the holistic nature of current and future risks.“Placing the draft program on public exhibition is a crucial part of the process, ensuring we have accurately captured the needs and wants of our community, and important stakeholders that include primary producers, the local Aboriginal community, recreational and conservation groups, and other government agencies,” explained Gerard Tuckerman, MidCoast Council’s Manager of Natural Systems and Acting Manager for Land Use Planning.“Input gathered during this stage will also help us understand whether the actions we have identified under eight core objectives are realistic, achievable and measurable,” he said.The program recognises the importance of the Manning River, its tributaries and the estuary to the 50,000 people living in the catchment area. The estuary is vital for oyster-growing, fishing, tourism and recreation. From the upper reaches of the catchment the Manning and its tributaries provide water for drinking, stock and irrigation. Cultural connections to the river and estuary for the Aboriginal community span many generations.“The ways we use, enjoy and benefit from the Manning River are diverse, but they all depend on a healthy ecosystem and clean water,” Gerard said.“The actions we have identified for implementation over the next ten years are focused on community engagement and education, supporting a transition to best environmental management practices with farmers, restoring coastal wetlands and riverbank vegetation, and remediating acid sulfate soils.” /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:Aboriginal, community, community engagement, conservation, council, ecosystem, education, environmental management, Exhibition, fishing, future, Government, local council, MidCoast Council, planning, tourism, Waterlast_img read more