Tuesday 15 October 2012

Special Edition 19

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Fire Danger Season Earlier this Year

The Fire Danger Season begins on Monday 15 October in

the North East Pastoral and North West Pastoral fire ban districts two weeks earlier

than initially scheduled. Country Fire Service Chief Officer Greg Nettleton said the

decision to start the Fire Danger season in advance for these two districts was made

after considering recommendations from the respective bushfire management

committees. "The assessment made by the Outback Bushfire Management Committee of the

current grass fuel loads in the North East Pastoral and North West Pastoral

Districts has prompted us to begin the fire danger season earlier in this region,"

he said. "The North East Pastoral area has an above average fuel load due to growth

from the previous season and the above average rainfall received in this period.

"The North West Pastoral district has also experienced an above average fuel load

due to growth from the previous season and the dry conditions experienced.

"Excessive fuel loads can ignite rapidly so it is essential that we make the

community aware of this risk by starting the Fire Danger Season early in these two

districts.

Landowners should be certain that any burn-off activities conducted yesterday were fully extinguished before

midnight last night. Agencies are advised to activate their Total Fire Ban procedures

in preparation for these predicted fire weather conditions. For further information

contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au

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Telstra Foundation grant helps connect Isolated Children's and Parents' Association of SA Inc.

 

11 October 2012: Isolated Childrenıs and Parentsı Association of SA Inc. has

been awarded $10,000 from Telstraıs Everyone Connected program to help

children and young people in remote and isolated South Australia better

access technology.

 

Telstra Area General Manager for South Australia North, John Tonkin, said

the Telstra Foundation had been overwhelmed by the response from non-profit

organisations across Australia.

 

³More than 1200 organisations applied for a $10,000 grant which was well

above our expectations,² he said. ³While all the applicants are making a

significant contribution to their local community, the 100 successful

recipients are delivering programs which focus on education, cyber safety,

indigenous development through technology or connecting members of the

community with a disability.

 

³As people increasingly go online for both business and social purposes, the

consequences of not being connected become much more profound. Telstraıs

view is that access is fundamental and as an organisation we are determined

to help people develop the skills and capability to go online and stay safe

and protected while they are doing so ­ thatıs what these grants are all

about.

 

³Over the past 10 years, the Telstra Foundation has committed $40 million to

almost 7000 projects. Last month, as part of its broader Everyone Connected

focus, the Telstra Foundation announced an $8 million multiyear partnership

with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation to develop and deliver eSmart

Libraries across Australia. Today our Everyone Connected support is extended

to another 100 organisations with the announcement of the successful

recipients of the $1 million Telstra Foundation grants program,² Mr Tonkin

said. 

 

Mr Tonkin said the support and involvement of Telstra people in companyıs

sustainability programs was vital to their success.

 

³Each of the 100 grant recipients was endorsed by a Telstra employee, a

requirement for every applicant. Our employees continue to play an integral

role in our sustainability programs through Telstraıs Kids Fund, matched

payroll giving and employee volunteering,² Mr Tonkin said.

 

³Our future investments will continue to support programs which assist

people to access and use telecommunications services to help them fully

participate in economic and community life.²

 

For more information, visit www.telstrafoundation.com

<http://www.telstrafoundation.com> .

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Opal Dealer death

The opal dealer who died in a Hutchison Street opal shop (as reported in the Coober Pedy News Special Edition No. 18) was Nathan Aretas.

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Candles are lit underground at a public meeting in Coober Pedy to protest the rise in electricity costs. Picture Mark Brake Source: The Advertiser

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