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WNBA star Candace Parker buys $4M Los Angeles farmhouse

first_imgMessage* Full Name* Email Address* TagsCelebrity Real EstateLuxury ListingsResidential Real Estate Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Candace Parker and the Tarzana home (Photos via Getty; Realtor)Basketball superstar Candace Parker is making real estate moves: Variety reported that the Los Angeles Sparks forward has purchased a $4 million modern farmhouse in the Tarzana area of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.The two-time MVP of the WNBA previously owned a home in Encino with her ex-husband, former NBA player Shelden Williams. The couple sold that home for $3.8 million in 2018, according to the publication.Parker’s new 6,300-square-foot home, built on spec, sits on a little less than a half acre. The house has five bedrooms — each with an en-suite bathroom — and a spacious, open-concept floor plan on the first floor, with a living room, kitchen, dining room and wet bar. The basement has a 10-seat home theater, according to the publication.The exterior is just as impressive: The landscaped backyard has a pool (and tiny pool house), a barbecue pit, landscaping and, of course, a basketball court. There’s room for several cars in a curved driveway, along with a three-car garage.Lillian Wall of Wall Street Properties had the listing. [Variety] — Amy PlittContact Amy Plittlast_img read more

GOLUB, MARGRET (nee: Levy)

first_imgpassed away on July 8, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, she was a Bayonne resident for over 30 years. She was a secretary for the Interstate Environmental Commission. Margret was predeceased by her husband, Howard Golub. She is survived by her daughter, Alana Golub. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.last_img

OCPD Weekly Activity Report 4/23-29

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 704          Daily Average: 100April 23, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 78Vehicle Stops: 22 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 26   Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 1 EMS callsTheft, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 1:33pmTheft, 600 block 14th ST., at 2:16pmDWI, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 10:28pmApril 24, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 68Vehicle Stops: 14   Accidents: 2   Property Checks: 29   Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 4 EMS callsVehicle accident, 300 block 12th St., at 11:14amVehicle accident, 5th St. & Ocean Ave., at 2:39pmApril 25, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 96Vehicle Stops: 25   Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 40   Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 3 EMS callsWarrant, 500 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 7:52pmApril 26, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 105 Vehicle Stops: 34 Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 40 Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 7 EMS callsFraud, 1200 block Ocean Ave., at 2:49pmApril 27, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 93 Vehicle Stops: 31 Accidents: 1   Property Checks: 33   Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd., at 9:33amBurglary, 800 block 8th ST., at 1:00pmVehicle accident, 34th St., at 3:02pmApril 28, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 144Vehicle Stops: 54 Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 40 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 6 EMS callsDomestic violence, 2100 block Central Ave., at 5:00amTheft, 2600 block West Ave., at 1:25pmApril 29, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 120 Vehicle Stops: 38   Accidents: 4 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 3 EMS callsDWI, 800 block 9th St., one in custody, at 2:04amVehicle accident, 26th St. & Wesley Ave., at 11:32amWarrant, 800 block West Ave., one in custody, at 11:49amVehicle accident, 800 block 5th St., at 2:49pmVehicle accident, 34th St., at 5:17pmVehicle accident, 100 block 9th St., at 9:06pmDomestic violence, 800 block Perrywinkle Dr., at 10:52pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all Motor Vehicle laws similar to that of a Motor Vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic.       Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires Vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.last_img read more

WMAW: ’Innovation isn’t just reinventing the wheel’

first_imgWinning a Baking Innovation Award at the 2017 BIAs for a crumpet is no mean feat, but Village Bakery succeeded in doing just that. Here’s how…These aren’t any ordinary crumpets, these are M&S Ultimate Five Grain Crumpets.Created by family business Village Bakery, they feature five grains – rye, spelt, linseed, sunflower and wheat – soaked in a rye sourdough, which gives depth of flavour and a soft bite to the palate.“We wanted to develop a new product that wouldn’t cannibalise sales from our existing range of sourdough crumpets,” explains Village Bakery MD Robin Jones (pictured left). “So we came up with the idea of a five-grain crumpet which is slightly healthier.”Working with Marks & Spencer, the Coedpoeth-based company sought to innovate, add value and ultimately make customers pick up the product. Health was a definite driver of that agenda.“We wanted to look at what other health benefits we could add. We made it high in fibre, using chicory fibre to do that, we added a live sourdough, looked at a source of vitamin D which is naturally provided by a yeast product and then we blended a range of flours – wholemeal and a very strong white flour – to carry the soft grains.”This, Jones notes, results in a unique taste and twist on a standard crumpet. Going into the Baking Industry Awards, Jones was confident in his product but admits he was unsure of their chances in such a strong category.“You never know what you’re up against,” he says. “But that’s the great thing about the Baking Industry Awards.”Confident or not, they took the award home, reinforcing the decade-long relationship between M&S and Village Bakery. “It was so nice to share the awards with Marks & Spencer,” Jones adds.If that wasn’t enough, the Five Grain Crumpets are flying off the shelves with repeat sales in M&S’ national stores and Simply Food outlets. “That is the greatest accolade, and that it hasn’t cannibalised any of our existing sourdough crumpet sales,” he notes. “It has been a fantastic success.”Sales are key. If consumers aren’t into the product, there’s no point in making it. Finding the sweet spot between innovation and strong sellers can be tricky – sometimes the wackiest ideas don’t have mass appeal. “The bakery market is tough. The only way we can have a point of difference is to develop new products, to add value and, in particular, value that consumers recognise,” Jones says.He suggests starting with up-and-coming trends, but turning an eye to the past can also pay off. “We like to look at products that people have forgotten about. Who would have thought about making a sourdough crumpet three or four years ago?” he says.“We’re trying to take those unloved products and make them special again. Innovation isn’t just about reinventing the wheel, it’s about making it better.”Steve Merritt, managing director of award sponsor EPP; Mark Waples, food technologist at Marks & Spencer; Denise van OutenSponsor’s commentThere are always risks when tinkering with a well-loved product, but get it right and it delights existing consumers and brings new people into the category. This is exactly what The Village Bakery did when creating a sourdough-based Ultimate Five Grain Crumpets. The business overcame significant technical challenges in introducing grains into the product and has produced something that has successfully built sales within the category by bringing in new consumers. The key eating characteristics that consumers demand of a crumpet are delivered, while offering an improved flavour and eating experience.Steve Merritt, managing director, European Process Plant (EPP)last_img read more

Phish Debut “Reba” In Burlington, On This Day In 1989 [Listen]

first_imgJust by reading this headline, some of you already have the whistling melody running through your head. However, the first-ever live version of “Reba” played by Phish was a little different from how the song is played now–although that whistling melody still maintains the song’s nonsensical charm.31 years ago in 1989, Phish brought out “Reba” for the first time while playing at The Front in their hometown of Burlington, VT. Unlike how the song is arranged now, the debut actually opened with the composed instrumental section before going into a slowed-down version of the familiar quickly-sung verses. Interestingly, the lyrical part of “Reba” ended with the same build-up but went into a bizarre distortion-heavy breakdown where the band members sing “Bag it, tag it” in falsettos.Hear Phish Make Their Debut At Famed NYC Venue Wetlands Preserve In 1989 [Listen]From there, the debut “Reba” went into the familiar “Chase” section, with Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell going note-for-note. It’s Jon Fishman who led the transition before the band settled into a great jam session. Perhaps a little less melodic than a “Reba” jam might sound today, there’s no denying the song’s long-term potential even during its first performance many years ago.The band hadn’t yet come up with the whistling component of “Reba”, so the jam ended with Fishman’s familiar drum line into a vocal breakdown, with the band riffing off of the words “Bag it, tag it” into utter nonsense. At the end of the song, Trey informed the crowd that “Reba” was a new song, and dedicated the performance it to “The spirit of Nancy.”Relive the 1980 debut of “Reba” in full below.Phish – “Reba” – 10/1/89[Video: Josip Capan]For fans who want to dig a little deeper into Phistory, listen to the entire October 1st, 1989 performance at The Front via the video player below.Phish – Live At The Front In Burlington, VT – 10/1/1989[Video: fromtheaquarium]SETLIST: Phish | The Front | Burlington, VT  | 10/1/89Set One: Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > Golgi Apparatus, Harry Hood > The Chase > Wilson > Foam, Ya Mar, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Run Like an AntelopeSet Two: AC/DC Bag > My Sweet One > Reba[1], Dinner and a Movie > Bundle of Joy > Possum, You Enjoy Myself > If I Only Had a Brain, Contact, Split Open and Melt, The LizardsEncore: Highway to Hell[2][1] Debut. No whistling.[2] First known Phish performance.Trey teased Purple Haze in Suzy. I’m A Man in Antelope, and the Brady Bunch theme in Possum. Trey dedicated the debut performance of Reba to the “Spirit of Nancy.” Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show also marked the first known Phish performance of Highway to Hell.last_img read more

US Labor Dept distributes $101 million for Trade Adjustment Assistance

first_imgThe US Department of Labor today released $101 million to help states provide career training, job search and relocation assistance to U.S. workers who lose their jobs for trade-related reasons. Vermont’s total base allocation is $328,825. New Hampshire’s allocation is $564,903. Provided to 41 states, this money is the balance of the fiscal year (FY) 2009 Trade Adjustment Assistance(TAA) base allocations that were announced in October 2008. The Labor Department previously had provided $88 million for TAA activities under the federal government’s continuing resolution. For those qualifying states that experience large, unexpected layoffs during the year, the department maintains a reserve fund.”A revitalized Trade Adjustment Assistance program is an important element of our nation’s economic recovery,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) includes a major expansion and reform of the TAA program to ensure that all U.S. workers negatively affected by trade have the skills, resources and support to become re-employed.Mandated reforms to the TAA program will take effect May 18. Among these, the Recovery Act raises the annual cap on TAA training funds from $220 million to $575 million. The department soon will announce additional TAA training allocations to all states, based on the increased funding authorization to support implementation of the enhanced program.Editor’s note: Attached is a list of state distributions for FY 2009 TAA funds.Trade Adjustment AssistanceFY 2009 Base Allocation Distributions(including funds for training, job search and relocation allowances, and administration) State Distributions April 2009 Total FY 2009 under the C.R. Distributions TAA Base AllocationsAlabama $1,195,805 $1,506,352 $2,702,157Alaska $162,279 $204,422 $366,701Arizona $762,904 $961,029 $1,723,933Arkansas $1,411,711 $1,778,328 $3,190,039California $4,367,706 $5,501,986 $9,869,692Colorado $660,555 $832,101 $1,492,656Connecticut $899,187 $1,132,704 $2,031,891Delaware** $0 $0 $0District ofColumbia** $0 $0 $0Florida $1,047,176 $1,319,125 $2,366,301Georgia $1,702,489 $2,144,620 $3,847,109Hawaii** $0 $0 $0Idaho $747,087 $941,104 $1,688,191Illinois $3,491,122 $4,397,755 $7,888,877Indiana $3,113,109 $3,921,573 $7,034,682Iowa $1,598,003 $2,012,999 $3,611,002Kansas $867,526 $1,092,820 $1,960,346Kentucky $2,281,136 $2,873,542 $5,154,678Louisiana $191,453 $241,172 $432,625Maine $1,565,855 $1,972,502 $3,538,357Maryland $392,087 $493,910 $885,997Massachusetts $2,748,278 $3,461,998 $6,210,276Michigan $4,257,020 $5,362,555 $9,619,575Minnesota $1,251,951 $1,577,078 $2,829,029Mississippi $648,836 $817,337 $1,466,173Missouri $2,056,025 $2,589,968 $4,645,993Montana $346,743 $436,792 $783,535Nebraska $219,318 $276,275 $495,593Nevada $79,236 $99,814 $179,050New Hampshire* $564,903 $0 $564,903New Jersey $1,057,058 $1,331,573 $2,388,631New Mexico $145,718 $183,560 $329,278New York $1,541,973 $1,942,418 $3,484,391North Carolina $8,468,706 $10,668,002 $19,136,708North Dakota** $0 $0 $0Ohio* $6,483,294 $0 $6,483,294Oklahoma $975,638 $1,229,010 $2,204,648Oregon $2,466,762 $3,107,371 $5,574,133Pennsylvania $5,645,167 $7,111,200 $12,756,367Puerto Rico** $0 $0 $0Rhode Island* $1,169,427 $0 $1,169,427South Carolina $3,202,355 $4,033,998 $7,236,353South Dakota $260,008 $327,533 $587,541Tennessee $1,589,987 $2,002,901 $3,592,888Texas $4,213,969 $5,308,325 $9,522,294Utah $567,060 $714,325 $1,281,385Vermont $145,517 $183,308 $328,825Virginia $2,726,306 $3,434,320 $6,160,626Washington $4,487,219 $5,652,535 $10,139,754West Virginia $1,159,608 $1,460,754 $2,620,362Wisconsin $3,617,181 $4,556,553 $8,173,734Wyoming** $0 $0 $0U.S. Total $88,552,453 $101,197,547 $189,750,000* New Hampshire, Ohio and Rhode Island requested and received their full FY 2009 base allocations under thecontinuing resolution.** States that would receive a base allocation of less than $100,000 under the TAA funding formula do not receive a base allocation, but TAA funds are available from the reserve account.U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at www.dol.gov(link is external). The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request. Please specify which news release when placing your request at 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755. The Labor Department is committed to providing America’s employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit www.dol.gov/compliance(link is external).SOURCE U.S. Department of Labor. WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

3 ways your credit union can offer better financial education during COVID-19

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » The coronavirus crisis is stretching into its ninth month — and the pandemic is still weighing heavy on the minds (and pocketbooks) of many Americans.As difficult as they may be, times like these present an opportunity for financial institutions: this is the time to truly step up to the plate, to serve as a trusted partner and guide for members.And while hugs, handshakes and in-person seminars seem like a thing of the past, your credit union can still make an impact — particularly through offering financial education. Here are three tips from the team at Zogo:Don’t limit your focus. Many banks and credit unions partner with schools to provide financial education. It’s important that students have access to this knowledge, and we’re big believers in introducing financial literacy early — but, if possible, don’t limit your efforts to one age group. This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Surging Coronavirus Finds a Federal Leadership Vacuum

first_imgDr. Shikha Gupta, the executive director of Get Us PPE, a volunteer effort that matches available supplies to health care providers, said 70 percent of those requesting help from the organization last month reported being completely out of one type of critical gear. Masks, gloves and disinfecting wipes topped the list.“Health care workers are exhausted and frustrated, and it’s really hard to believe that on Nov. 10, it feels very much like the middle of March all over again,” she said. “We’re hitting the highest numbers of caseload that we’ve ever seen, and we’re running into the same problems that we’ve been having since Day 1.”Governors are once again competing with one another and big hospital chains for scarce gear. Nursing homes are grappling with staff shortages, which have left hospitals unable to discharge patients to their care. In Wisconsin, the situation is so severe that health officials are mulling a plan to train family members of nursing home residents to fill in at facilities that lack enough workers.- Advertisement – “We’re throwing every idea that we can conceivably think of to the state, but we really need bold action from the federal government,” said John Sauer, the president of LeadingAge Wisconsin, an association that represents nonprofit nursing homes and long-term care facilities. “We can’t muddle through this on our own.” But as the country enters what may be the most intense stage of the pandemic yet, the Trump administration remains largely disengaged. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is trying to assume a leadership mantle, with the appointment of a coronavirus advisory board and a call for all Americans to wear masks, but until his inauguration on Jan. 20, he lacks the authority to mobilize a federal response.“With 1,000 deaths per day, it’s like two jumbo jets dropping from the sky,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, an infectious disease specialist at Emory University who is close to Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator. “If every day, two jumbo jets would drop from the sky and kill everybody, don’t you think that everybody would be in a panic? But somehow, we’re not doing that. Somehow, as a nation we’re not outraged.”“We need a Churchill,” he added. “We need somebody to step into the vacuum and lead the nation.”Instead, Mr. Trump is at war with his own health officials. He was furious after the drug maker Pfizer announced Monday that early clinical trial data suggested its coronavirus vaccine was more than 90 percent effective. In a conversation with Dr. Hahn, a senior administration official said, the president accused the company and the F.D.A. of conspiring to delay news that could have bolstered his chances of re-election.Aides said the president believed that Pfizer could have announced the success of its clinical trial before Nov. 3 but deliberately chose to hold up the news, possibly not to taint the company’s vaccine as a last-minute effort to save Mr. Trump’s re-election bid. White House aides were particularly incensed that Mr. Biden publicly said his public health advisers knew of Pfizer’s results on Sunday, before aides said the news had reached the White House.Beyond Mr. Trump’s Twitter feed, the federal bully pulpit — an essential component of an effective infectious disease response — has largely gone silent. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said in an interview on Tuesday that the vaccine would be “a game changer” over time. The pandemic caught the nation flat-footed in March, but epidemiologists have been warning for months of a fall and winter wave as people are driven indoors, schools resume in-person classes and Americans grow tired of months of precautions. Yet shortages of personal protective equipment are back, especially among rural hospitals, nursing homes and private medical practices that lack access to the supply networks that serve larger hospital chains.- Advertisement – He questioned Dr. Hahn’s timeline for an emergency authorization of Pfizer’s vaccine.The president’s allies suspected that Pfizer could have obtained results from its trial earlier, but chose not to. Pfizer had in fact initially planned to request seeing the results from an independent safety monitoring board once 32 of its clinical trial participants who had received either the vaccine or a placebo had come down with Covid-19. That would have been the company’s first barometer of its effectiveness.But weeks ago, Pfizer officials said, F.D.A. regulators had advised that they would be unlikely to issue an emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s vaccine based on just 32 cases in a trial with nearly 44,000 people.Pfizer decided to wait for more cases. By last weekend, 94 subjects had tested positive for Covid-19, a sample seemingly more than sufficient to satisfy the F.D.A. The company said an early analysis showed the vaccine was more than 90 percent effective.Pfizer has said it expects to apply for emergency use authorization by late November, and experts expect the F.D.A. to decide as early as mid-December. But Pfizer has said it has manufactured only a few million doses, and experts are hoping the government can step in to help speed up manufacturing. A second vaccine maker, Moderna, could soon seek F.D.A.’s review of its clinical trial results. The United States is on somewhat better footing now than in the earliest days of the pandemic. States and hospitals have their own stockpiles, and Admiral Polowczyk said the federal government had met its goal of acquiring 153,000 ventilators. Dr. del Rio said federal health officials such as the health secretary, Alex M. Azar II, or Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, must begin convening daily news conferences to provide public health guidance.In the absence of leadership, local officials feel as if they are struggling alone. New weekly cases among nursing home residents jumped fourfold from the end of May to late October, and deaths have more than doubled in 20 states, according to R. Tamara Konetzka and Rebecca J. Gorges, researchers at the University of Chicago who analyzed data from the C.D.C.“The depressing message is that nothing much has changed since the spring,” Professor Konetzka said.Even many large hospital chains, which say they have adequate supplies of medical gear, continue to operate in crisis mode. That often means requiring employees to repeatedly reuse respirator masks that are meant to be discarded after each use.Deborah Burger, a president of National Nurses United, the largest organization of registered nurses, said the lack of clear guidance from the C.D.C. had allowed hospitals to create their own standards for reusing disposable protective gear, which she said put hospital workers and patients at increased risk of infection.“We’re 11 months into the pandemic, and the administration is still not adequately addressing the safety of health care workers and the safety of our communities,” she said. “I’ve been a nurse for over 45 years, and I have never seen anything like this. It’s like we’re in ‘The Twilight Zone.’”The White House has fixated on Operation Warp Speed, the administration’s crash vaccine and therapy development program, while its coronavirus task force has whittled down to rote weekly gatherings in the Situation Room. But far from celebrating the Pfizer news on Monday, the administration initiated a round of recriminations. But a vaccine is not an immediate panacea, and until doses become widely available — likely in mid-2021 — the nation is in a “difficult situation,” he said, that calls for Americans to wear masks and social distance, and to avoid crowded settings, particularly indoors.“My message to the American public is: Hang on, help is coming, a vaccine is on its way, we need to all pull together,” Dr. Fauci said.Washington’s leadership void is raising anxiety in the states.“We’re facing a dire situation as we head into the fall and winter,” said Casey Katims, the federal liaison for Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State.In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, canceled his customary Tuesday afternoon virus news conference and instead planned to deliver a statewide address early Wednesday evening as local officials reported a daily caseload of more than 6,500 — nearly 1,000 more than the record set on Saturday.In North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum said this week that the state’s hospitals were full and that even health workers who test positive for the virus but do not display symptoms would be allowed to work in wards dedicated to coronavirus patients.center_img WASHINGTON — When senior Food and Drug Administration officials held their morning call on Tuesday, they received a sobering warning from the agency’s chief, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, who had just gotten off the phone with the White House: Block out “all the craziness” afoot and stay focused on fighting the pandemic, he said.There is plenty of craziness. President Trump is pushing to overturn the results of the election and his only public statements about the coronavirus in the last few days were to make clear his pique that good news about a vaccine had not come until after Election Day — even as the average number of new daily infections topped 116,000, average daily deaths neared 1,000, and Covid-19 hospitalizations hit a record high of 61,964 on Tuesday.- Advertisement – In a Twitter message on Monday, Mr. Trump said that Pfizer deliberately postponed announcing its good news, and that the F.D.A. had supported that delay.In a meeting of the coronavirus task force on Monday afternoon, Mr. Azar confronted Dr. Hahn about the Pfizer announcement and said the F.D.A.’s coordination with Pfizer and its exhaustive vaccine guidelines had delayed the news of the breakthrough, according to senior administration officials who witnessed the exchange. On Monday, the F.D.A. granted emergency authorization to Eli Lilly for an antibody treatment similar to a therapy given to Mr. Trump shortly after he contracted the coronavirus. The company has a limited number of doses and the treatment is only authorized for newly infected patients who have not been hospitalized.Some in the agency took Dr. Hahn’s Tuesday warning to his senior staff members about “craziness” afoot as a sign that the president might fire him. Others said the commissioner was merely acknowledging the obvious: The postelection period will be rocky.Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland reported from Washington, and Andrew Jacobs from New York. Reporting was contributed by Maggie Haberman and Jo Becker from New York, Katie Thomas from Chicago, and Sheila Kaplan from San Francisco. “Leadership does matter,” said Dr. Howard Markel, a professor of the history of medicine at the University of Michigan who helped shape federal social distancing policy during the George W. Bush administration. “What your leaders do, like flaunting the mask or having parties without masks, almost encourages people to do the same.” Vice President Mike Pence canceled a vacation at the last minute this week as the virus numbers grew worse, but the White House coronavirus task force that he leads has been all but publicly silent. Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff who is infected with the virus, declared last month, “We are not going to control the pandemic,” and said the focus should instead be on the longer-term goals of developing vaccines and treatments.Meantime, the Strategic National Stockpile, the nation’s emergency reserve, has only 115 million N95 masks, far short of the 300 million the administration had hoped to amass by winter, Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, who retired on Monday as the national supply chain commander, said in a recent interview, though he added that the government is continuing to expand its supplies of protective gear. – Advertisement –last_img read more

2020 Gold Coast Master Builders award winners announced

first_img Housing The panel was drawn to the degree of difficulty in gaining access for deliveries, and the quality of finish throughout the building, which also took home the top gong in the Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20 million category.The winner of the 2020 Gold Coast President’s Award was the Erskine 225 by Hotondo Homes.The Erskine 225 is a compact four-bedroom, two bathroom home, with an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge overlooking a patio with pool. MORE NEWS: Free breakfast for a year with Gold Coast property purchase Swap an overseas trip for a Gold Coast holiday home White House GC won 2020 Gold Coast House of the Year at the Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards. White House GC won 2020 Gold Coast House of the Year at the Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31A STRIKING Glitter Strip house that’s listed on Google Maps as a Surfers Paradise tourist attraction has taken out one of the top gongs at the Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards. Hutchinson Builders took out Project of the Year at the Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards with their multi-residential Northcliffe Residences, perched on the Surfers Paradise beachfront. Northcliffe Residences, perched on the Surfers Paradise beachfront. White House GC, by Enclave Constructions, was crowned the 2020 Gold Coast House of the Year at a live-streamed awards ceremony on Friday night.Inspired by the original mansion of the governor of Alabama, and recalling the homeowner’s family connections with Indonesia, the project impressed the judges with its Corinthians columns, stone gates that were delivered in pieces from Indonesia and grand marble staircase as its centrepiece. • Health Facilities up to $20 million – Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders Pty Ltd T/A Tomkins for Homeworld Helensvale (Helensvale)• Education Facilities up to $10 million – Condev Construction Pty Ltd for Somerset Design Centre (Mudgeeraba)• Education Facilities over $10 million – ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd for Bond University Health Sciences and Medicine Extension (Robina)• Retail Facilities over $5 million – Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders Pty Ltd T/A Tomkins for Homeworld Helensvale (Helensvale)• Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million – Alder Constructions Pty Ltd for Dreamworld Sky Voyager (Coomera)• Tourism and Leisure Facilities over $10 million – Halcyon Constructions QLD Pty Ltd for Halcyon Greens Lifestyle Community Leisure Facilities (Pimpama)• Commercial Building up to $5 million – Lory Group Pty Ltd for Computer Road Stage One Industrial & Commercial Facility (Yatala)• Commercial Building $5 million – $50 million – ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd for Mazda Showroom Southport (Southport)• Industrial Building up to $5 million – S E Q Construction Group Pty Ltd for The Shed (Miami)• Industrial Building over $5 million – Lory Group Pty Ltd for Cuthbert Drive Industrial Estate (Yatala)• Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) up to $20 million – Rawcorp Pty Ltd for Stanhill (Chevron Island)• Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20 million – J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders for Northcliffe Residences (Surfers Paradise)• Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes – TF Woollam & Son Pty Ltd T/A Woollam Constructions forJapara Robina Rise (Robina)• Refurbishment/Renovation up to $750,000 – Goris Co Projects Pty Ltd for Berkeley on the Beach Pool Refurbishment (Surfers Paradise)• Refurbishment/Renovation over $750,000 – Alder Constructions Pty Ltd for Ashmore City Shopping Centre (Ashmore)• Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety – Jakaspa Pty Ltd T/A Coastal Asbestos Removal for Asbestos Removal Management System (Burleigh Heads) All Gold Coast winners:center_img • Best Use of Steel Frame Housing – DTL Constructions Pty Ltd for Edgecliff Cove (Hope Island)• Best Residential Bathroom – Mark Underwood for Reflections (Broadbeach Waters)• Best Residential Kitchen – Enterprise Constructions Pty Ltd for Clear Island Waters Residence (Clear Island Waters)• Best Residential Swimming Pool – JB Pool Construction Pty Ltd for Bayview Walk (Sanctuary Cove) White House GC won 2020 Gold Coast House of the Year at the Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards.The project took 17 months to build including demolition of the former 1960s-era home.The White House GC was also given the nod for the best individual home over $2 million.Hutchinson Builders took out Project of the Year with their luxurious multi-residential Northcliffe Residences, perched on the Surfers Paradise beachfront. Individual Specialty • Home Renovation/Remodelling Project up to $275,000 – Eclat Building Co Pty Ltd for Blantyre Farm House (Blantyre)• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $276,000 – $575,000 – Symcorp Building Services Pty Ltd T/A Symcorp for Project Sorrento (Bundall)• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $576,000 – $1 million – Ingenious Homes Pty Ltd for Broadbeach WatersResidence (Broadbeach Waters)• Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million – Romark Design Constructions Pty Ltd T/A Romark for Almogim (Sanctuary Cove)• Display Home $251,000 – $350,000 – Sunfox Pty Ltd T/A Hotondo Homes Gold Coast North for Erskine 225 (Coomera)• Display Home $351,000 – $450,000 – Metricon Homes Qld Pty Ltd for Santorini 28 (Coomera)More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago• Display Home over $551,000 – Sanctuary 28 Projects (QLD) Pty Ltd for The Corner House (Broadbeach)• Individual Home up to $250,000 – Transpire Constructions Pty Ltd for Avoca 185 – Moreton Façade (Coomera)• Individual Home $251,000 – $350,000 – Remiche Pty Ltd for The Glenbar Residence (Tamborine Mountain)• Individual Home $351,000 – $450,000 – Quadriant Developments Pty Ltd for Revelstoke by Quadriant (Arundel)• Individual Home $451,000 – $550,000 – Stroud Homes Brisbane South Pty Ltd for Wildflower 300 Classic (Stockleigh)• Individual Home $551,000 – $650,000 – Bradwell Constructions Pty Ltd for The Randall (Ashmore)• Individual Home $651,000 – $750,000 – Clamroc Constructions Pty Ltd for Kaja (Broadbeach Waters)• Individual Home $751,000 – $950,000 – Resolve Logistics Pty Ltd T/A Resolve Construction for 340 Serenity (Helensvale)• Individual Home $951,000 – $1.25 million – PJH Constructions Australia Pty Ltd for Bajo El Sol (Burleigh Heads)• Individual Home $1.26 million – $2 million – Enterprise Constructions Pty Ltd for Clear Island Waters Residence (Clear Island Waters)• Individual Home over $2 million – Enclave Constructions Pty Ltd for The White House GC (Surfers Paradise)• Best Use of Sloping Sites – Gala Homes Pty Ltd for Dielacher & Dunlop Residence (Burleigh Heads)• Medium Density up to 3 Storeys – 2 to 5 Dwellings up to $1 million – Australasian Homes Pty Ltd T/A Valcon Homes for Via Roma (Surfers Paradise)• Medium Density up to 3 Storeys – 2 to 5 Dwellings over $1 million – Evbuilt Pty Ltd for Mermaid Beach Units (Mermaid Beach)• Medium Density up to 3 storeys – over 5 Dwellings – Luban Homes Pty Ltd for Drury Lane (Southport) Construction The winner of the 2020 Gold Coast President’s Award at the at the Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards was the Erskine 225 by Hotondo Homes.Master Builders Gold Coast regional manager John Duncalfe congratulated the winners across all 49 categories.“The diversity and quality of building work across the Gold Coast, particularly during this time of uncertainty, is testament to the resilience of our local industry,” Mr Duncalfe said.“With projects like the stunning Ashmore City Shopping Centre refurbishment, Helensvale Homeworld extension, and Bond University Health Sciences and Medicine Extension also among the award winners, it’s fantastic to see our local communities benefiting from quality workmanship, and cutting-edge design. • Residential Trade Contractor of the Year – Goldtrim Tiling Pty Ltd for Chainey Duplexes (Miami)• Ron McMaster Memorial Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship – PJH Constructions Australia Pty Ltd for Bajo El Sol (Burleigh Heads)• Apprentice of the Year – Dillan Morales from Goldtrim Tiling• Rising Star – Tim Sayce from Kai Konstruct• Women in Building – Jingjing Song from Luban Homeslast_img read more

Smacking high on parents’ discipline hit list (Aust)

first_imgThe Courier Mail 12 February 2017Family First Comment: Contrary to what these so-called ‘experts’ say, parents use smacking sparingly because … it works! And it always has. These experts will never succeed with their ideology because we have all experienced smacking ourselves and in most cases, it was warranted and it worked. EVERY parenting technique has some negatives and can be abused. These ‘experts’ should be focusing on the TYPE of parent, rather than this ideological focus on ‘positive’ parenting, which nobody can define.A MAJORITY of Queensland parents are resorting to smacking to discipline their children, according to a new parenting survey to be released today.While only 5 per cent of mums and dads say they hit their kids often, 54 per cent admit they sometimes smack their children to control their behaviour.The findings are contained in the Triple P Queensland parenting survey, which provides a broad snapshot of the issues faced by parents across the state.The Triple P survey found 94 per cent of parents confiscate toys or a device when they are disciplining a child, while 85 per cent admit they yell at their children.Triple P founder Matt Sanders said when parents participated in parenting programs they learnt there were much more effective disciplinary alternatives to smacking.“If parents get angry and frustrated and find themselves lashing out and hitting kids, generally that backfires,” Professor Sanders said. “Positive parenting solutions try to calm down a situation,” he said.“You don’t want to be adding fuel to the fire when kids are already upset and not getting their way.”READ MORE: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/smacking-high-on-parents-discipline-hit-list/news-story/e5b8450596a120a94182cc89e62a42aclast_img read more