Officials, Rivals React To President Trump, First Lady COVID-19 Infections

first_imgImage by Rory Pollaro/WNYNewsNow.WASHINGTON — Like him, or dislike him, politicians seem to be of one accord in wishing President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump, well after the couple tested positive for  COVID-19 virus, although a few used it as a warning to take the pandemic seriously.Reactions were mostly positive, although a former staffer for President Obama posted, who also worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, tweeted and then deleted, a comment that “I hope he dies.”Overall, however, even his deepest political rivals said they are praying for the first couple.Vice-President, and Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden said he hopes for a swift recovery. Biden and his wife tested negative for the virus on Friday. “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden said in a statement. “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also extended good thoughts and wishes on television.“I always pray for the president and his family that they are safe. I continue to do so more intensified,” she said. “I know that he will have the best of care, and that is what we want for everyone in our country.”Closer to home, Congressman Tom Reed said this is an opportunity for national leaders to show who they really are.“We are sending our prayers and best wishes to the President and the First Lady. We wish them a speedy and full recovery. This is a moment that, I believe, we as leaders can demonstrate who we are as a country,” Reed said. “We must have a healthy respect for this virus. We must use our common sense, smarts, and medical best practices to mitigate its risks. But we will not stand down. We will not live in fear.”“In the end, we will get through this and we will overcome the challenges before us together,” he went on to say.Reed’s congressional opponent, Democratic nominee Tracy Mitrano said this episode is a caution to follow best practices in combating COVID.“I wish President Trump and the First Lady a speedy recovery both for their health and for the security of our nation. Today’s news is a sad reminder that no one is immune to COVID-19. It is vital that we all continue to follow the guidance and best practices that have been suggested by public health officials and medical experts to keep ourselves safe, by washing our hands, wearing masks when in public, and keeping our social distance. Together we can get through the hardships this virus has imposed and come out stronger,” she said.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also sent good wishes, but said Trump’s diagnosis shows what happens when science is ignored.“I wish President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and any White House staff members who are infected a speedy recovery. I join the nation in praying for the First Family’s health and safety,” Schumer said.But he went on to say “What happened to President Trump is a reminder of why the whole country, including Senators and staff, must follow the science and follow the protocols laid out by the CDC and public health officials. When you ignore the science, you don’t wear a mask, and you don’t follow social distancing guidelines, it puts you and everyone around you at risk.”However, not all comments were positive.Zara Rahim, who worked in Obama’s Office of Digital Strategy, and served as the national spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, deleted her tweet shortly after being published.“It’s been against my moral identity to tweet this for the past four years, but, I hope he dies,” Rahim wrote in the tweet.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pink Slip – May ’13

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [colored_box color=”red”]Reese Witherspoon (White House photo)Reese WitherspoonDidn’t she learn anything in law school? The “Legally Blonde” star Reese Witherspoon acted out when a state trooper in Atlanta pulled over her husband, Jim Toth, because he saw the car weaving. The 37-year-old actress was riding shotgun and allegedly wouldn’t stay put after the officer told her to wait inside the vehicle while Toth, a Hollywood big-shot agent, took—and failed—a sobriety test, according to police. The actress threw a hissy fit, peppering the trooper with questions like: “Do you know my name?” and “You’re about to find out who I am!” and, last but not least, “You’re about to be on national news!” The officer slapped her with a disorderly conduct charge, and Toth got a DUI. The trooper can be forgiven for not recognizing the lady in pink from the “Legally Blonde” flicks (the sequel, subtitled “Red, White & Blonde,” was arguably a real miss-demeanor), but the Georgia law man apparently had not even seen her Academy Award winning “Walk the Line,” and in some states that could be considered a criminal offense. Without a doubt, Witherspoon, a mother of three (including an infant named Tennessee James), should have known better than to cross any line. Her name should be “Mud,” until we hear otherwise.Mike Rice & Tim PernettiPity the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University who had to put up with months—if not years—of physical and verbal abuse from their hot-headed basketball coach Mike Rice, who humiliated, belittled and bullied them. Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti was shown videotapes of Rice’s bad behavior in November 2012 and did nothing about it until the footage went national in April and the full-court pressure finally proved too much for even this bureaucrat to ignore. The players were brutally mistreated by this sadistic set-up man that apparently was condoned from the top down. So Rice was let go, and Pernetti resigned—and they walked away with more than $2 million in combined compensation—and this from a state school. Both men should hang their heads in shame. Winning is not everything.Brittany OzarowskiLong Islanders could be forgiven for thinking that the smiling 21-year-old brunette wearing a blue T-shirt that read “Scrub for a Cure” was sincere about holding a pet-grooming benefit to pay for her cancer treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. But “Suds up for Brittany!” was nothing but a doggone scam, Suffolk prosecutors say, and they charged Medford’s Brittany Ozarowski with 24 counts, including grand larceny and scheme to defraud. “There was no cancer,” said Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota. “The only thing that there was, was heroin and more heroin.” Before she was busted, she’d allegedly convinced her grandmother to sell her Selden House and give her a hundred grand, and persuaded her dad to deplete his retirement account to help her out. If the facts in this case are true, Ozarowski was right that she needed treatment—for her addiction, not her affliction.George W. BushThe 43rd president of the United States was an unmitigated disaster for this country but you’d never know it to look at him. His presidential library just opened at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and his popularity has been rising of late. To a reporter from The Dallas Morning News, W says, “I’m comfortable with what I did. I’m comfortable with who I am.” The self-satisfied scion of the 1 percent is comfortably rich—that’s for sure. But he caused a great deal of pain during his eight years in office, and millions of people in America and abroad are still suffering from his misdeeds and misperceptions. First, he ceded too much power to his dark lords, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, and mislead us into two mismanaged wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Rather than read the presidential briefing, “Al-Qaida determined to Strike in U.S.,” he went on vacation to his Texas ranch that August in 2001, and on that fateful morning in September when the terrorists struck, he went on reading “My Pet Goat” to school children at a photo-op. The U.S. economy has never recovered from the near collapse he and his wealthy conservative backers have never had to account for—and that the middle class and the unemployed continue to pay for. In retirement—thank the Lord!—this “Decider” has time to paint watercolors in his bathtub, while his former staffers and supporters white-wash his approval of water-boarding and other forms of torture that have compromised U.S. foreign policy and undermined our Constitution. So the worst president in a century gets a library. He shouldn’t even get a library card. But he should be forced to listen to “My Pet Goat” every day for the rest of his life.Paolo di CanioSoccer fans, as we’ve seen countless times in other countries, sometimes lose it in the stands or in the streets outside the stadium. The hooliganism that makes the news is just the bad behavior of a few nut-jobs and it should not be used to besmirch a sport that claims to be the most popular in the world. But it’s another story when the politics of the coach—not his coaching skills—get attention. So the controversy surrounding the recent appointment of Paolo di Canio to run Sunderland United in England’s Premier League ranks with the worst of them. The team is owned by Ellis Short, an American billionaire hedge-fund owner in Dallas, who says his new hire is “passionate, driven, and raring to get started.” He certainly has started something but it’s not what they call football. Sunderland’s vice president, a former British foreign minister, promptly resigned. A local coal miner’s group called the appointment “a disgrace and betrayal of all who fought and died in the fight against fascism.” When di Canio played in Rome for Lazio, he greeted the far-right section of the club’s supporters known as “ultras” with a fascist salute, the New York Times reports, and on his own right arm he has the tattoo, “Dux,” Latin for leader, which was Benito Mussolini’s preferred title for himself. Di Canio makes no bones in his autobiography about his adoration of Mussolini, and he’s said in the past that he’s a “fascist, not a racist.” In his previous coaching job, di Canio kicked a player, abused a referee on TV and called his team “donkeys” and “Chihuahuas” when they performed poorly. It’s time to give di Canio a red card and boot him from the game.Max Baucus, Mark Begich, Heidi Heitkamp & Mark PryorIn case anyone’s forgotten, the president of the United States is a Democrat and the majority of U.S. Senators are Democrats. But that doesn’t mean that they could get anything done like pass a modest gun control measure such as background checks at gun show sales, which a majority of the country, some 85 percent according to the Pew Research Center, supports. No, these days because of the Senate’s ridiculous filibuster rule, it takes 60 votes to move forward on anything meaningful. And even though President Obama mustered a 54-46 majority on gun control measures, he fell short. Who’s to blame for this disgrace? How about these four Democratic cowards: Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)? This despicable quartet let the president of their own party down, but more importantly, they “caved to the pressure” of an extreme lobbying group that “willfully lied,” as Obama put it, and let the nation down. Shame on them. The victims of the Newtown massacre—and all the innocent victims of gun violence since then—deserve public servants who put the greater good ahead of themselves.Adam SavaderMaybe his savvy computer skills weren’t being fully challenged with opposition research, and that’s why this 21-year-old former campaign intern for Gov. Mitt Romney had enough time on his hands that he could cruise the internet, allegedly cyber-stalk 15 women and post their nude photos without their permission. Adam Savader, a Great Neck Republican, reportedly had internships with Rep. Paul Ryan and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, so he must have learned something about family values along the way, but could he have chosen the wrong role models? The FBI has busted him, and the Department of Justice wants to charge him with harassing women in Michigan, Washington, D.C., and Long Island. It’s a sad, shameful situation, but it’s also pathetic considering all the porn sites a horny young man could visit day or night for free—and the only harm he’d be doing is to himself.John IdzikLong-suffering Jets fans (and isn’t that an oxymoron!) have put up with so much they take it for granted. Like little Woody Johnson, who runs the team into the ground when he isn’t running around spending his inherited wealth on worthy causes like Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. But you know the Gang Green Mediocre Meadowlands Machine has hit a new low when it provokes the “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin to weigh in on his blog: “It is hard to be a fan of the New York Jets. They have hardly done anything right since Joe Willie Namath won Super Bowl III, and every time you think maybe they are finally turning the corner, they find some new way to screw things up. Today the Jets traded Darrelle Revis, the best cornerback in the NFL and far and away the best player on the team. It is never a good idea to trade the best player on your team.” And he spoke not in jest. The perpetrator of this trade is the new Jets general manager John Idzik. Says Martin: “Fire his ass now.” Revis told the media that Idzik had lied to him. Perhaps it’s fitting to let one of Martin’s fictional creations have the last word in this sordid game, and our top pick would have to be Lord Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger, the former Master of Coin (he also ran the houses of ill repute), who told Eddard Stark, after betraying the noble leader, “I did warn you not to trust me.” Also apropos is this gem: “Look around you. We’re all liars here, and every one of us is better than you.” Would that Jon Snow played football…Rick PerryGood ole Gov. Rick Perry. Remember that greatly revealing moment when the mighty Texan was still thumping his chest in the 2012 Republican presidential primary and he promised in a televised debate that if he ever got to live in the White House, “I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone,” but he could only name two? Well, the governor stuck his cowboy boot in his mouth again recently after the tragic explosion of the fertilizer plan in West, Texas, that left 15 people dead and the community devastated. The state agency in charge of overseeing the plant’s safety reportedly hadn’t inspected the facility in seven years, and there were flagrant violations that had drawn only the most minimal of fines. But what short-sighted critics might have seen as a failure was, in the far-sighted eyes of Gov. Perry, a success because, as he told the audience of the Bio International Convention in Chicago, it’s another positive sign that all kinds of companies have a friend in Texas, “where limited government, low taxes and a pro-business environment are creating more jobs than any other state.” Except when they’re blowing those jobs—and their workers—to bits.Glenn ReynoldsWho is Glenn Reynolds? He’s a law professor at the University of Tennessee who blogs in the wonkosphere as the Instapundit. He’s entitled to his opinions, of course, but this right-winger’s claim that former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was engaging in “emotional bullying” when she and the families of the Newtown victims tried in vain to match the firepower of the NRA and its millions in the heated gun control debate on Capitol Hill borders on the bizarre. The Arizona Congresswoman was shot in the head and has survived! If she doesn’t have the right to browbeat politicians in the pockets of the munitions makers, then Prof. Reynolds doesn’t deserve to have a brain.Col AllenIn a just world, Col Allen would find himself plastered on the front page of the New York Post instead of probably plastered in a bar somewhere with his Aussie pals chortling over the muck they’ve made with someone else’s life without ever having to answer for their tabloid blunders except with a call for another round of drinks—that they can expense. This lascivious leader of the Murdoch Minions in Manhattan is a real pisser. Does he get his come-uppance for identifying two innocent people as “BAG MEN” in the Boston Marathon massacre? Not a chance. But at least his act of defiance has been good for blowback. Take this headline in Gawker: “Is the New York Post Edited by a Bigoted Drunk Who Fucks Pigs?” There was no direct evidence linking the two men in the front-page photo with the Post’s headline (which was not only inaccurate but journalistically irresponsible); nor is there any evidence that the Post’s editor in chief has ever had carnal relations with swine. But he hasn’t denied it, has he?Amanda BynesFame is a cruel mistress and nobody illustrates that ignominy better than the young woman who was once the truest of talented teenage heartthrobs but is now some celebrity mutant that passes for Amanda Bynes. Whatever happened to Nickelodeon’s former star to make her act this way we wish she would stop smoking it. It’s obviously gone to her head. Recently she shaved half her hair off, got plastic surgery that made her look weirder and pierced her shiny cheeks with pointless diamond studs. Ouch! She’s gotten kicked out of a gym for lighting a joint in the locker room (darling, it was Manhattan, not Denver or Seattle!), and been booted from an adult gymnastics class at Chelsea Piers when she went nuts after she did a cartwheel and “her dark-colored wig fell off.” Last year she was charged with a hit-and-run and a D.U.I. in L.A. Is Amanda Bynes auditioning for The Lindsay Lohan Story? Someone should tell her that LiLo’s bio-pic is a long way from production—the treatment is still in development. As Penelope Taynt, Amanda Bynes’ self-proclaimed “No. 1 fan” (Bynes herself in thick glasses and black hair), used to complain on the kids show: “You’re wasting my life!” Back then it was a skit, but now it’s gone literal.[/colored_box]last_img read more

FDA releases final report on spinach E coli outbreak

first_img Changes in groundwater levels during the 2006 growing season could have contributed to contamination problems on the field, according to the report. In March the ranch’s groundwater levels were higher than the San Benito riverbed, but they fell to the riverbed level in July, and then dropped below the riverbed’s level later in the season. “This potentially allowed surface river water from the river flowing into the Paicines Ranch valley to percolate into the ground again and recharge the groundwater during that period,” the report said. Mar 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and California officials released a final report today on last fall’s nationwide Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to fresh spinach, tracing the pathogen to a specific farm and identifying a handful of possible contamination sources. FDA final report on E coli outbreak in fresh spinach See also: There, officials found the outbreak strain in river water, cattle feces, and wild-pig feces. A grass-fed cattle operation was located on the ranch, less than a mile from the spinach field, the report says. Investigators found evidence of wild pigs in and around the cattle, growing, and irrigation well areas. San Benito County farm citedDuring the investigation, federal and California officials found the outbreak strain in 13 bags of Dole brand baby spinach and traced the contaminated products to an Aug 15 production run at a Natural Selection Foods facility in San Juan Bautista, Calif., according to the FDA report. Testing at the facility found no samples that matched the outbreak strain. Mandatory oversight?Acheson said the FDA is holding three hearings on issues surrounding tainted produce. He said though good agricultural practices and marketing agreements are the best ways to keep E coli out of produce in the short term, information may come out of the hearings that could build a case for mandatory federal oversight. The outbreak, which occurred in early fall, sickened 205 people and caused three deaths. The spinach grower was marketing products for conventional sale, but the field was being changed into an organic growing area, the report said. Jeff Farrar, food and drug chief of the California Department of Health Services (CDHS), said at a press conference today that the fertilizer used on the field was heat-treated chicken manure pellets. Jan 26 CIDRAP News article “California debates produce safety measures” Reilly said California growers are taking a good first step by signing on to marketing agreements that will be administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Food handlers and producers who join the CFDA marketing agreements vow to accept products only from farmers that follow specific food safety procedures. Products certified by state-authorized inspectors and grown with good agricultural practices can carry an official seal to assure consumers.center_img Investigators traced the product code to four fields in Monterey and San Benito counties, the report says. Though E coli O157:H7 was found in environmental samples on all of the farms, samples that matched the outbreak strain were limited to one farm: the Paicines Ranch in San Benito County. Kevin Reilly, deputy director for prevention services at the CDHS, said that though the 6-month investigation wasn’t able to determine how the E coli got onto the spinach, it was still a success. “This is the first time we’ve found a clear link between an individual with a contaminated product and taken that link down to the farm level,” he said. “In real time, we saw evidence of some of the risk factors coming to fruition.” About 90% of California’s fresh produce companies have expressed an interest in joining the marketing agreement, the details of which are still being formulated, Reilly said. “Industry self-regulation seldom protects consumers and often provides industry with cover when contamination occurs,” she said in her statement. “Simply put, if the leafy green industry ever hopes to regain consumer trust, it must be regulated by an authority other than itself.” The multifaceted problems identified by the investigation point to an urgent need for more research on the microbial ecology of E coli, said David Acheson, MD, chief medical officer for the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “We need to find out how the bugs get onto the produce in the first place and how we can prevent that from happening in the future,” he said. Mar 23 FDA press release Elisa Odabashian, director of the Consumers Union’s West Coast office, spoke at the FDA hearing held in Oakland, Calif., on Mar 20. In her comments, posted on the Consumers Union Web site, Odabashian said the marketing agreements taking shape in California lack public input and are heavily influenced by the leafy-greens industry. Consumers Union statement Industry signs on for voluntary changesThe way to reduce the risk of E coli contamination in spinach and other fresh greens is for farms to uniformly adopt established good agricultural practices, Reilly said. “Every farm, every day,” he stressed, adding that food processors must follow good manufacturing practices.last_img read more

More US colleges see spike in COVID-19 cases after classes resume

first_imgThe University of Southern California (USC), which resumed education almost entirely online on August 17, on Monday said that more than 100 students at the University Park Campus in Los Angeles were in a 14-day quarantine after exposure to the virus.”USC Student Health has received an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in students in the University Park Campus community,” the university said in a statement, adding that all cases were related to students in “off-campus living environments.”Ohio State University, where classes resume on Tuesday, this week issued more than 200 interim suspensions for students following a string of large parties where health and safety rules were largely ignored, according to media reports.Last week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill canceled in-class instruction after positive cases of COVID-19 shot up dramatically. Topics : “Many students who tested positive for COVID-19 have chosen to go home to isolate,” Kellee Reinhart, the university’s vice chancellor for communications, told Reuters in an email.Reinhart said the school had an “ample amount” of space for COVID-19 positive students to isolate and that it was enhancing testing of various groups.The university has conducted more than 46,000 tests, according to a dashboard it released this week, and the positivity rate stood at about 1%. The number of positive cases does not include the 400 students who tested positive upon returning to University of Alabama campuses before classes began last week.Alabama is not alone in scrambling to deal with COVID-19 college outbreaks. More US colleges were grappling with high numbers of students testing positive for the coronavirus just days into the start of the fall semester after some universities rolled back their campus reopening plans in recent weeks.The University of Alabama on Monday reported more than 550 people across its campuses had tested positive for COVID-19 since it resumed in-person classes on August 19. Most of those infected were students, faculty and staff at the university’s main campus in Tuscaloosa.Citing a “dramatic increase” in coronavirus cases on campus, the mayor of Tuscaloosa issued an executive order on Monday ordering bars to shut down for 14 days and placing restrictions on other establishments.last_img read more

Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette reveals the difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger

first_img Comment Advertisement Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette reveals the difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger Arsenal manager Unai Emery and former boss Arsene Wenger (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has revealed how Unai Emery differs from former manager Arsene Wenger.Legendary Frenchman Wenger spent over two decades at Arsenal, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, before leaving the club last season.His successor, former PSG boss Emery, has largely impressed at the Emirates, with his Arsenal team currently fourth in the Premier League and through to the Europa League semi-finals.And Lacazette, who has scored 16 goals in all competitions this term, said: ‘There’s a lot of difference [between Emery and Wenger].ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We work tactically more, we do more video as well, how the coach speaks is different than Wenger.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s different. It’s hard to always compare the coaches because they have their own technique to manage the team.‘I think we are better every month, better and better, we are improving.‘It was one of the targets of the coach to concede less goals, even if this season we concede many goals, away as well he wanted us to keep a clean sheet. Unai Emery speaks after Arsenal qualify for Europa League semi-finalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:35FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Arsenal qualify for Europa League semi-finalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-arsenal-qualify-europa-league-semi-final-1908664/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The injury setback means Ramsey, who is set to join Juventus at the end of the season, could have played his last game for the Gunners.Arsenal face London rivals Crystal Palace at home on Sunday.The Eagles are currently 13th in the Premier League table, eight points clear of the relegation zone with four games remaining.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movescenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Apr 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link218Shares Alexandre Lacazette has scored 16 goals in all competitions this term (Picture: AFP)‘We did it and he wants us to do it again. Everything is in our hands now.‘If we win every game we go to Champions League – we want to go Champions League so we have to do our best all the games to go there.’Arsenal beat Napoli on Thursday to continue their Europa League run, but the victory came at a cost as Aaron Ramsey suffered a muscular injury.‘I don’t know how long it will take him out of the team, but maybe two or three weeks,’ said Emery.last_img read more

Sustainability – don’t stand still

first_imgThe Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to dataprivacy@wrbm.com . More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice . By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice .,Source  ••• Company: Sun Branding Solutions Format: PDFLength: 34 pagesType: White Papercenter_img Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.Brand, innovation and packaging design experts Sun Branding Solutions’ latest whitepaper highlights how you can educate consumers and what you as brands can do to make a difference. Featuring industry insight and opinions from Sun Branding experts as well as inspiring examples, it will provide an informative and educational perspective which will encourage you to change your world and act now.Download this free white paper to find out nowlast_img read more

James Street renovator set to fire up inner city investors

first_imgThe classic Aussie backyard of yesteryear.It was listed as being “perfect to live in now and offers the new owners the opportunity to add further value later”.Less than 2km from the CBD, and a short stroll from New Farm Park, Gasworks, the River Walk, Brisbane Power House, and James Street’s restaurant and entertainment precinct, it’s surprising no one snatched the property up before auction. 178 James Street, New Farm Qld 4005AN inner-city deceased estate in smoking hot James St is set to fire up investors when it goes under the hammer this weekend.The three bedroom, one bathroom house, which sits on a level 405sq m block, was being marketed as one with “loads of potential” by agent Simone Weigall of Place New Farm.From the rotary clothesline in the backyard, to a groovy old bathroom inside, 178 James Street seems to have been stuck in a time warp – perfect for those looking for an aged property to fix up in one of Brisbane’s most popular million-dollar median suburbs. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe eat-in kitchen. Room enough for an extension and a pool. 178 James Street, New Farm Qld 4005 Retro bathroom fixtures. A chair lift?According to realestate.com.au, New Farm was “home to Italian migrants after the Second World War, and a rougher, grungier crowd in the 1980s”. In the last 20 years, a major gentrification had taken place though, with the median house price now sitting at $1.345m and median rent at $755 a week.The home goes to auction at 10am (Saturday November 25) on site. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS IN YOUR INBOXlast_img read more

AREC 2019: Steve Koeber on finding the key to success

first_imgAREC is being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 2 and 3.Mr Koeber grew up in Canberra, spent years in the Navy then moved to New Zealand and started working in real estate. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“In the early days I had no idea what I was doing, so a hot tip – don’t be afraid to fail,” he said. As a young agent Mr Koeber wanted to look successful so he got a personalised number plate reading “6SFL1”. His business has skyrocketed thanks to their ‘love your area’ brand — something he said all agents should do and all buyers and sellers should look for in an agent. Mr Koeber finished his AREC 2019 presentation with his favourite saying: “when you wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty and the pig enjoys it.” “Did the number plate work? No. I didn’t feel successful but I certainly wanted to look successful, some people say I looked like a w**ker,” he said. MORE NEWS: How to survive in a tough property marketMORE NEWS: The life lesson learnt from escaping a bomb blast Despite the challenges he knew he was on the right career path as it was “a career that rewarded effort.” The Ray White Remuera Auckland agent was diagnosed with arthritis at 28 years old, went through a marriage breakdown and then found new love, but through his journey he found the key to success was happiness. “(In the beginning) I got so stuck in that I forgot what happiness felt like … not once did I ask myself ‘was I really happy’,” he said. “Stupidly, I thought happiness would come after success.“Here’s a hot tip — get happy first.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Ray White New Zealand agent Steve Koeber spoke about happiness and success at AREC 2019. Picture: McGrathIT was a statement said to a room full of more than 3000 real estate experts that can be applied to everyone: find happiness first, success will come. New Zealand agent Steve Koeber is no stranger to success, last year he not only tripled his business but tripled the amount of money in his bank account. But that success only came once he found his happiness. last_img read more

Bulldogs Repeat As Ripley County Basketball Tourney Champs

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresSaturday  (1-6)Boys ScoresRipley County TourneyConsolation GameMilan  72     South Ripley  48Championship GameBatesville  58     Jac-Cen-Del  33All Tourney TeamDillion McQueen – South RipleyAvery Halcomb – South RipleyZac Minnich – MilanAustin King – MilanBrandon Baber – Jac-Cen-DelConner Hubbard – Jac-Cen-DelColt Meyer – BatesvilleAustin Siefert – BatesvilleRobert Raver – BatesvilleMVP:  Isaac Barker – BatesvilleRivertown ClassicConsolation GameSwitz. County  78     Rising Sun  64Championship GameLawrenceburg  54     South Dearborn  45Indiana/Kentucky ChallengeOldham County  70     Oldenburg  38Bullit East  65     Rushville  51Union County  57     Franklin County  52Shelbyville  60     Greensburg  57South Decatur  69     Medora  34Providence  53     Shawe Memorial  32New Palestine  81     Hauser  47New Castle  48     Connersville  37Edinburgh  56     West Washington  52Columbus North  75     Jennings County  31Charlestown  49     Madison  41Shelby County TourneyChampionship GameMorristown  65     SW Shelby  45Girls ScoresEast Central  38     Rushville  32Oldenburg  53     Seton Catholic  28Jennings County  46     Austin  31West Washington  67     Edinburgh  49Shelby County TourneyChampionship GameTriton Central  52     Waldron  24last_img read more

51 IMCA Modifieds at Willamette but rain is Wednesday Wild West Shoot Out winner

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (June 15) – Fifty-one Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds packed the pits for round five of the Wild West Shoot Out but rain was the Wednesday night winner at Willamette Speedway.Teams made the trip to Lebanon from the states of Oregon, Washington, California, North Da­kota, Montana, Colorado, and North Carolina as well as the Canadian province of British Colum­bia.During the support class main event, a heavy rain began to fall and brought an early halt to that race.  Unfortunately, the race was not able to be resumed and the IMCA Modified feature was not able to be held.It is the first time that a Wild West Shoot Out race has fallen victim to weather since 2013 at Cot­tage Grove Speedway.The entire preliminary program was able to be completed with Mark Carrell, Brad Martin and Ryan Gaylord the winners of the three “B” mains.Sunset Speedway Park in Banks is the next stop on the tour. The bullring will host an apprecia­tion party, presented by FinishLine Graphics, on Thursday night while the ¼-mile will be racing on Fri­day June 17. Ken Schrader will be making a special appearance and race at SSP just this night during the Shoot Out.Tickets for the race on Friday are adults $13, seniors, military and juniors ages 13-17 each $10, youths ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free. A family pack (two adults and up to four youths) will be $35 and premium seating is $25.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at approximately 6:30 p.m.last_img read more