NEBRASKA GOVERNOR PETE RICKETTS SAYS HE DOUBTS A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE UNICAMERAL WILL BE CALLED BECAUSE OF LOWER THAN ANTICIPATED STATE TAX REVENUES:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SPEC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….THINK IS NECESSARY. ;18THE NET TAX COLLECTIONS FOR JULY, THE FIRST MONTH OF THE NEW FISCAL YEAR, WERE 19 MILLION DOLLARS LESS THAN EXPECTED.RICKETTS SAYS DESPITE THE LOW REVENUES, NEBRASKA IS NOT IN FINANCIAL CRISIS MODE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SPEC2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………TO CALL SPECIAL SESSIONS. ;14HE SAYS THE STATE WILL MONITOR EXPENSES AND MAKE SURE DEPARTMENTS SPEND WITHIN THEIR APPROVED BUDGETS.RICKETTS ADDED HE IS ALSO NOT ANTICIPATING CALLING A SPECIAL SESSION TO DEAL WITH STATE SENATOR BILL KINTNER’S SITUATION USING A STATE COMPUTER INVOLVING A CYBERSEX AFFAIR.
Date: 22 and 23 AugustLocation: DarwinVenue: Darwin High SchoolTime: 22/8 – 10am – 12.00pm23/8 – 8:00am – 9:30am. ACTNT Hearing impairments currently affect one in five Australians with that number expected to increase in coming years.The commitment by TFA to those who may describe themselves as deaf, hard of hearing, hearing impaired or a cochlear implantee, is another example of how the sport aims to improve the inclusiveness and experience for participants in the sport. As well as creating an environment where persons with a hearing impairment feel comfortable participating and be a part of the Touch Football community.Against this backdrop, Touch Football Australia (TFA) also announced this week the re-signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Deaf Sports Australia (DSA).The purpose of the MOU is to increase the number of participants who are deaf or hard of hearing in Touch Football, through: community based initiatives; the creation of specific material for hearing impaired persons; as well as the identification of development pathways in Touch Football.For further information, please visit www.touchfootball.com.au or www.deafsports.org.au.Head down to the above venues and witness first-hand something you don’t see every-day: a completely silent Touch Football match with all participants wearing ear muffs and no verbal communication allowed. Date: 24 August, 2017Location: CanberraVenue: Reconciliation Park, Parkes ACTTime: 12.00am – 2.00pm TFA is again proud to support Hearing Awareness Week with a focus on the fragility of hearing health and ways to protect it. Hearing Awareness Week (20-26 August) aims to eliminate the stigma, isolation, lack of work opportunities, and the associated health issues to improve the overall quality of life for people with deafness or hearing impairment.The first community initiative for TFA and Deaf Sports Australia in 2017 is the annual Silent Sports Challenge. The event this year will be held across two key locations, Canberra and Darwin; both centres will host Touch Football events to raise awareness of inclusion and encourage a place on the touch football field for everyone, as follows.