Inside the office building, three representatives from the New South Wales Department of Industry (DoI) for Water and two consultancy specialists from SevenSeas Creative, gathered their papers. The workshop with the Mutti Mutti Traditional Owners had proceeded as expected. They heard similar sets of concerns aired in meetings held with First Nations peoples elsewhere in the Murray Darling Basin..
Forty seven percent of respondents say they have a favorable view of him up from 41 percent in the first two weeks of August while his unfavorable rating of 22 percent held steady.Conversely, Coakley’s favorable rating dipped two points to 51 percent in that time span, while her unfavorable rating climbed to 40 percent.In addition, the poll shows Baker picking up general election support from an unlikely base: Grossman’s backers.If Grossman loses the primary, 48 percent of his supporters say they would bolt the party and vote for the Republican, rather than Coakley, in the general election.”The Grossman voters really don’t like Martha Coakley,” Della Volpe said. “As [the primary election] is getting closer, as differences are being sharpened between the [Grossman and Coakley] campaigns, the Grossman voters are liking Martha Coakley even less.”As the frontrunner throughout the Democratic primary race, Coakley has been taking most of the heat from her rivals, facing attack ads from super PACs supporting Grossman and now Baker. On Thursday, the Commonwealth Future Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee, the same group that had been airing the positive ads for Baker, launched a new TV spot on Fox channels mocking Coakley for being unable to pinpoint the rate of the gas tax while supporting its automatic increase.Even if Coakley emerges from the primary as the Democratic nominee, Della Volpe said, it makes sense for the opposition to try to weaken her for the general election.”They’re trying to take her and her campaigns’s eye off the ball of what she needs to do,” he said.Healey’s slim, three point lead, is on the border of being statistically significant, he said.”It’s an opportunity for her,” Della Volpe said.
Since 1995, memorials to the dead have been posted in cyberspace cemeteries and although such memorials have no physical presence to touch or care for, there are indications that web memorials are just as lovingly and frequently visited as graves. Visitors to virtual cemeteries enter a space where public displays of grief are accepted and can be made permanent through signing the guest book. Guest book entries mourning the loss, demonstrating affection and telling the deceased about recent events are common, but entries also include those of mothers constructing the identities of stillborn children and widowers telling their dead wives about their upcoming marriages.