Housing Sector Pressuring Aussie Government For A VISA Programmer For Foreign Tradies

The Aussie housing sector is looking to boost affordability, to that end, they need tradies to handle housing construction and plumbing services in Newcastle and across the country. In order to meet that demand, they’re turning to foreign tradies, and are pressuring the federal government to create a new VISA to that end.

With the Australian Federal Election set for May 18, the multi-trillion housing sector is putting pressure on political parties so that they’ll develop a new kind of VISA in order to fight back a shortfall in tradies for the residential sector.

According to the Housing Industry Association’s Managing Director Graham Wolfe, the recent proposals for changes to the ‘457’ skilled working VISA won’t deal with the underlying issue regarding the shortage of skilled tradies needed for the construction of new houses and apartments in the AU.

Two years ago, former MP Malcolm Turnbull announced that he would abolish the 457 temporary skilled work VISA, which has since been unavailable for new applications.

The Labor party supported a crackdown on work visas, with Bill Shorten saying that about four of five of temporary skilled worker VISAs are granted in fields that aren’t actually suffering from a shortage of skilled workers in Australia, like plumbing services in Newcastle, and that needs to change.

Mr. Wolfe countered these claims, saying that the focus of any reforms should be on creating new VISAs for skilled workers that won’t be bound to any employers, able to act as independent trade contractors. He warns that the housing industry is more vulnerable when it comes to skill shortages than other sectors thanks to its ageing labour force, the nature of the work, as well as the constant demand for housing.

Wolfe says that the housing industry is key to the well-being of Australian society, noting that the country will need more than 2.3 million new houses by 2030 in order to keep up with the growing demand. On top of that, he reports that 2018 saw $108b worth of residential construction in the country.

He explains that the current VISA models don’t suit the housing industry, which is more reliant on independent contracting, explaining that a well-thought out and well-executed migration policy for the country, alongside a strong programme to ensure the training of future Aussie tradies will do much to ensure that Australia has the homes it needs.

 

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President Obama Signs Order To Build The World’s Fastest Supercomputer

While the industry of boiler repair servicing has been booming in the past decades, new technologies introduced in the market are also attracting much attention. According to reports, President Obama is planning on bringing back the technological enhancements of 2012.

Bringing home the glory
In 2013, the Tianhe-2 of China became the fastest supercomputer in the globe and beat the American Titan. The president thinks that it is time that America brings back the title home. The Chief Commander announced a new executive order which he signed regarding the National Strategic Computing Initiative. This will be responsible in creating the fastest supercomputer in the world.
The Defense and Energy Departments and the National Science Foundation will be the agencies that will lead in developing this new super performing computer. The technology is primarily created in order to boost economic competitiveness as well as scientific discovery.

Uses of supercomputers
Supercomputers are very purposive. Some of these supercomputers are important with regards to the national security of the country and in ensuring that the country’s economy is stable and growing. The scientists can also make use of the supercomputers in pioneering researches when it comes to various fields ranging from climate change to nuclear energy.

The NSCI will spearhead in developing the first “exascale” computer. This will be about 30 times faster than those currently being used. This new supercomputer will be operating at 1 quintillion calculation per second. Calling this computer just a supercomputer is really an understatement.

The Titan which is considered the second fastest supercomputer in the entire world and is located in Tennessee uses about 10 megawatts in order to power itself. This figure is almost 2000 times more energy used compared to personal laptops. A computer that is equipped with greater software and hardware capacities are like to use more power.

When the technology will be developed, five national agencies in America will be using it- NASA, NOAA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National Institutes of Health. These agencies will also be inputting features and designs in order to make it much more efficient for their use and in order to meet the different needs of the agencies.

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US Monitoring Launches New App

Every parent and concerned individual will be worried for their loved ones who are left at home or are travelling in unfamiliar territories. Especially if your neighborhood is known for notorious gangsters lurking around, ready to pounce when they see an opportunity, the concern for security triples. It is for this reason that several companies are offering alarm, security and tracking systems for their clients. The impending danger is just around the corner and it is best to be ready. One of the companies offering a wide array of services when it comes to alarm and security systems is the ADT Alarm Systems. With a team of highly skilled professional employees, the ADT Alarm Systems have continued to pass on the baton of excellence from generation to generation.

Emergence of new apps

Many companies have also sought ought other creative ways to monitor, track and secure the safety of loved ones. One wholesale central station based in Oklahoma City, the US Monitoring, will be releasing a new app- the Alert For Me app.

App purpose

With the new app, the company has successfully expanded its monitoring abilities. The primary purpose of the application is to tell you where you are, especially if you are in an unfamiliar place. Since 911 cannot tell you where you are located, the app will answer this security gap.

You can be caught up in a dangerous situation where you need to be quiet and cannot necessarily call 911 but you are concerned with your safety. You can use the app to activate your position and the central station of the US Monitoring will track you down through your smart phone.

How to use

The app is relatively easy to use. You can open the app and then place your finger on it while holding it in your hand. When you release, you have five seconds to cancel and if not, it will set off an alarm giving US Monitoring your GPS location.

When the alarm has been successfully activated, the user can communicate with the people at central station using the app. This is done through voice or text messages.

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Millions All Over The World Expected To Join Earth Hour In Response To Climate Change

According to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, hundreds of millions of people all over the world are expected to join the Earth Hour and switching off their lights this coming Saturday night as a way of demanding a solid global agreement concerning the climate.

At 8:30 pm (GMT), Saturday, you can expect many of the world’s finest and brightest structures will experience an hour of darkness as Earth Hour peaks in on its 9th year. The secretary general said via video, this year’s Earth Hour will hold considerable significant because in about 9 months, there will be a pivotal UN meeting regarding the changing climate of the world which will be held in Paris.

He said that climate change is a problem of the people because the people are the ones who have caused it and they are the ones affected by it. It is because of this, it is only the people who can put a solution to this growing climate crisis. For this very reason, the United Nations will be bringing all of the nations together in Paris so that there would be a new universal climate agreement full of purpose and meaning. He said that the meeting will culminate a year of sustainable development action.

The organizers of the meeting said that this will be their biggest demonstration yet. The Earth Hour chair, Sudhanshu Sarronwala, said that the Climate Change is the issue of the generation and that an hour without lights will affect and inspire millions of people around the world and spread awareness.

About 7,000 cities in 172 different countries are expected to join the demonstration. Most of the world’s most famous landmarks will also be turning their lights off. Among these landmarks are the UN building in New York, the Houses of Parliament in London, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary of Britain said that it is time for everyone to recognize how climate change can affect everything that we know and do.

 

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Police Recovers Stolen Property From Key Peninsula Storage Facilities

Commercial storage units are important for a number of reasons. When your furniture is piling up, storage units are perfect for extra storage space. They can also be used to store the personal belongings of a family member, or a loved one, who had passed away. You can use them to store the valuables of your college kid whenever they come home.

Storage units have become an important part of life as evidenced by the number of storage facilities and units that people rent out all around the world. But unfortunately, there are also people who take advantage of the convenience that storage units provide. People with ill intent like thieves and criminals would often use them to hide stolen valuables. They use the security provided by storage units the wrong way to soothe their own twisted needs.

Just like with the storage units in The Key Peninsula located in the Puget Sound area in Washington. Just recently, police have recovered a large sum of stolen property in the storage units located there. Like all recoveries, it first began with a loss, or in this case, theft.

According to the police, it was the employees of a certain business establishment that had discovered a break in within their premises last April 24. They had noticed that a truck was missing along with lumber. They had managed to find the truck but they had also found out that it had traveled to Fox Island. The police were able to develop leads and identify names of a number of suspects who may have been involved in the crime.

When they had made a search warrant on one of the suspects, it became evident that there was a large amount of property hidden in a storage unit that can be found in Pierce County. Another $200,000 was found during another search warrant on the storage units and they had also discovered at least 8 truck thefts which had left 9 victims.

Authorities have said that the operation had primarily centered on commercial or rental trucks so that they could steal property. About $1 million worth of property were revealed to be stolen while only a small amount had been recovered.

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