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Panoramic views and bags of potential

first_img510 The Panorama, Tallai.IT looks like a wedding venue but this stunning Tallai property has been home to Mark and Elissa Thomas for the past 10 years.The pair said they were used to having strangers knock on their door and ask to renew vows in the their backyard. And it’s not hard to see why.510 The Panorama, Tallai.The sprawling property captures breathtaking views of mountains, the Hinze dam and the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast skyline.“My wife and I are incredibly blessed to have spent a long time living here,” Mr Thomas said.“We had a young couple approach us about using the property for a wedding venue.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago510 The Panorama, Tallai.“I have spent a lot of time and effort getting the gardens to look the way they do so we had to say no unfortunately, but it is definitely an option for the future owners. It would make a magnificent wedding venue.”Mr Thomas said he and his wife spent more than $150,000 on upgrades when they first moved in.“We saw the vista and we saw the that the house had immense potential so it wasn’t hard to say yes to buying the house,” he said. “It has been a peaceful retreat.”510 The Panorama, Tallai.The home has a classic style with marble, high ceilings and large picture windows.“We will absolutely miss the view but we have been living on acreage properties for the past 20 years, 10 of them have been spent here.”The family plans to move closer to the Coast and travel.510 The Panorama, Tallai.last_img read more

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Norwegian oil fund divests 73 companies on environmental risk grounds

first_imgIn the foreword of NBIM’s second responsible investment annual report, chief executive Yngve Slyngstad said it expected companies to address a “broad array of risks” in its business plans.“We urge the companies we invest in to think long term,” he added. “They should build sustainable strategies and business models that are profitable over time.”As part of its engagement efforts, NBIM voted on more than 112,00 resolutions during 2015 and had 3,500 company meetings.It also noted a victory for its attempts for improved proxy access to US companies, saying that approximately one-quarter of its US equity holdings had amended by-laws allowing for proxy nominations for alternative board candidates.Coming alongside the publication of the responsible investment report, NBIM also detailed its approach to human rights, and how it expected companies in which it invested to tackle the matter.The document added: “Boards should ensure the company has a policy to respect human rights and that relevant measures are integrated into corporate business strategy, risk management and reporting.” The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund divested 73 companies last year due to environmental or governance concerns, with a company’s level of carbon emissions responsible for the largest share of equity sales.Arguing that companies with high carbon emissions, either as a direct result of their operations or due to activities of their supply chain, were at greater regulatory risk than lower-emitting companies, the NOK7.1trn (€733bn) Government Pension Fund Global sold its stakes in 42 firms.The divestment brings to 66 the number of companies sold due to their carbon footprint and sees the category account for more than one-third of the 187 companies excluded by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) on risk grounds.Companies were also excluded due to their business activities leading to deforestation, or the business model being exposed to the risk of increasing water prices, while the risk of corruption led to the exclusion of five companies.last_img read more

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A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

first_imgNew York Times 31 March 2013Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These rates reflect a marked rise over the last decade and could fuel growing concern among many doctors that the A.D.H.D. diagnosis and its medication are overused in American children. The figures showed that an estimated 6.4 million children ages 4 through 17 had received an A.D.H.D. diagnosis at some point in their lives, a 16 percent increase since 2007 and a 41 percent rise in the past decade. About two-thirds of those with a current diagnosis receive prescriptions for stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall, which can drastically improve the lives of those with A.D.H.D. but can also lead to addiction, anxiety and occasionally psychosis. “Those are astronomical numbers. I’m floored,” said Dr. William Graf, a pediatric neurologist in New Haven and a professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He added, “Mild symptoms are being diagnosed so readily, which goes well beyond the disorder and beyond the zone of ambiguity to pure enhancement of children who are otherwise healthy.” And even more teenagers are likely to be prescribed medication in the near future because the American Psychiatric Association plans to change the definition of A.D.H.D. to allow more people to receive the diagnosis and treatment. A.D.H.D. is described by most experts as resulting from abnormal chemical levels in the brain that impair a person’s impulse control and attention skills.A.D.H.D. has historically been estimated to affect 3 to 7 percent of children. The disorder has no definitive test and is determined only by speaking extensively with patients, parents and teachers, and ruling out other possible causes — a subjective process that is often skipped under time constraints and pressure from parents. It is considered a chronic condition that is often carried into adulthood.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/health/more-diagnoses-of-hyperactivity-causing-concern.html?_r=0last_img read more

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No renewal of senior citizens’ IDs

first_imgWhat is going on now is replacement ofIDs, stressed Executive Assistant for Senior Citizens Eleanor Gregorio. She also disclosed that the OSCA wouldbe transferred from the second floor to the ground floor of city hall for theconvenience of senior citizens. Some IDs are already worn out, sheexplained “The word ‘renew’ is not correct. Wala expiration ang aton ID,” saidGregorio. While Mayor Jerry Treñas wants auniform design for senior citizens’ IDs, Gregorio clarified, too, that even ifthe IDs are not replaced, these would still be honored and considered valid. There is no urgency in replacing theIDs, Gregorio added. Their presence is also needed sinceOSCA will capture ID photos of them.center_img “Ginakasubonaton nga nabutang sa limelight ang OSCA because of an announcement nga seguro wala lang naintindihan,” shesaid. Treñas got alarmed by reports thatsenior citizens were making long queues as early as 1 a.m. in front of cityhall just so they could “renew” their IDs and beat the alleged Sept. 20deadline. ILOILO City – The Office of the SeniorCitizens Affairs (OSCA) here clarified to members there is no renewal of theiridentification cards (IDs). To secure a new ID, OSCA members mustbring proof of residency and birth certificates or any government-issued IDsindicating their date of birth to prove that they are 60 years old or above. Those incapable of going to city hallwould be visited by OSCA personnel in their homes upon request, said Gregorio./PNlast_img read more

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Barbara Jean Thackery

first_imgBarbara Jean Thackery, age 64 of Greensburg, Indiana passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Columbus Regional Hospital.  She was born on January 30, 1953 in Rushville, IN.Barbara retired from Hill-Rom after many years and went to work for Batesville Home Helpers.  She was best known for her caregiving, and being a great person to everyone.  Barbara always made sure everyone else was taken care of first then herself.  Her home was always open to anyone.  She loved gardening and tending to her flowers around her home.  Barbara was a wonderful cook as well and her family will miss her good home cooking.  She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.She is survived by her step-mother Jean Piper of Connersville, IN; children, Jennifer Clemons and Jason Dyer both of Greensburg; step-son, Brent Thackery of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren Brittany, Paige, Elijah, Zak and Reese; one great grandson, Owen; brother, Ralph Piper Jr.; step brothers, Brad and Tom Gossett and step sisters, Jenny Kuhn and Patty Norris; along with her ex-husband, James Dyer along with her nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Ralph & Betty Piper, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brian Thackery and daughter Jamie Dyer.Visitation will be Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 1-3PM with funeral services immediately following at 3PM, all at New Point Christian Church in New Point, IN with Mark Vice officiating.  Burial will follow in Rossburg Cemetery, New Point, IN.Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association c/o the funeral home.   Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

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Ronaldo penalty earns Juve draw at 10-man Milan

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge A stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Juventus at 10-man AC Milan on Thursday in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final. Ante Rebic’s volley gave the hosts a deserved lead after 61 minutes, following a string of good saves from veteran Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. But Stefano Pioli’s side were reduced to 10 men for the final 18 minutes when defender Theo Hernandez was shown a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Paulo Dybala. Juventus were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes following a Video Assistant Referee review, which showed that a Ronaldo scissor kick had struck the arm of Milan defender Davide Calabria. The Portuguese forward smashed the spot-kick into the roof of the net to earn his side a draw ahead of the second leg in Turin on March 4. Napoli defeated Inter Milan 1-0 in the first leg of the other semi-final in Milan on Wednesday. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Coppa ItaliaCristiano RonaldoDavide CalabriaGianluigi BuffonJuventuslast_img read more

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Saudi Gunman Reportedly Watched Mass Shooting Videos before Florida Shooting

first_imgThe social media posts by the now dead mass shooter at the NAB in Pensacola, he “hated” America.Authorities are investigating the shooting at the Pensacola naval airbase that left three people dead and eight wounded as a possible act of terrorism.A Saudi pilot training at Pensacola’s Naval Aviation Schools Command was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy during the rampage Friday.Second Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, of the Royal Saudi Air Force was the sole shooter, armed with a legally purchased 9mm Glock handgun and several extra magazines, and no arrests have been made in the case, FBI special agent in charge Rachel Rojas said Sunday.Rojas also said investigators were still trying to determine a motive for Friday’s attack.“We work, as we do with most active shooter investigations, with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism,” Rojas said at a Sunday news conference. However, she said the “investigation has not led us to any information that indicated any credible threat to our community.”Rojas said investigators were probing whether the shooter acted alone or within a network or whether “any possible ideology” prompted the attack.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the shooter somebody with “deep-seated hatred for the United States,” who should have been vetted by both the American and Saudi militaries.Hours before the shooting, tweets purportedly written by the suspect railed against the United States for its support of Israel and for stationing troops at bases in Saudi Arabia. Rojas declined to confirm the tweets came from the Saudi military trainee.The Associated Press reported one of the three students who attended the dinner later recorded video outside the building while the shooting was taking place. Two other Saudi students watched from a car, AP reported, citing a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed by federal authorities. The pistol used in the shooting was purchased “legally and lawfully” in Florida through a process that was open to “any foreign national,” Rojas said.“That’s a federal loophole that he took advantage of,” said DeSantis, adding that he would urge President Donald Trump and other federal decision makers to change policies that allow foreign nationals to arm themselves.Under U.S. code, foreign nationals who have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. can purchase and possess a gun under a few specific conditions: If they were admitted to the U.S. for lawful hunting or sporting purposes or if they are in possession of a U.S.-issued hunting license or permit If they are an official representative of a foreign government who is accredited with the U.S. government; if they are accredited with a government-partnered international organization headquartered in the U.S.; or if they are in transit to or from a country where they are accredited If they are an official of a foreign government or a distinguished foreign visitor as designated by the U.S. Department of State If they are a foreign law enforcement officer of a friendly foreign government entering the U.S. on official law enforcement businessThe FBI is investigating classmates’ claims that Alshamrani watched mass shooting videos in front of friends at his home just days before the deadly attack at Naval Air Base Pensacola. They believe it served as a way of psyching himself up. The FBI now poring through surveillance images and cell phone video from someone that recorded it nearby directly after his deadly rampage.last_img read more

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NBA free agency rumors: Jazz signing Bojan Bogdanovic to 4-year deal

first_imgUtah has added a quality wing to its roster.The Jazz are signing Bojan Bogdanovic to a four-year, $73 million deal, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. NBA free agency rumors: Pacers revamp backcourt, add Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb Indiana’s Bojan Bogdanovic has agreed to a four-year, $73M deal with the Utah Jazz, league sources tells EPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019The 6-8 Croatian is 30 years old and coming off a career year in which he averaged 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 49.7 percent from the field. Bogdanovic averaged 20.9 points and shot 42.2 percent from behind the arc after the All-Star break and was essential to the Pacers’ success after star Victor Oladipo went down with a season-ending quad injury in the first half of the year.Indiana finished fifth in the Eastern Conference in 2018-19 despite the absence of its star and Bogdanovic was a big part of that. Related Newscenter_img NBA free agency rumors: Ricky Rubio, Suns agree to 3-year deal The Jazz tied for 10th in 3-point shooting percentage last year, converting 35.6% of their attempts from behind the arc, and adding Bogdanovic’s touch will likely improve Utah’s efficiency from deep.The Jazz were eliminated by the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs in 2019, but upgraded their backcourt by acquiring Mike Conley from the Grizzlies in a trade.Utah has continued to improve its personnel, and could become a dark horse in the Western Conference if its newest pieces work well together.last_img read more

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‘Pogba Out!’ sign spray painted outside Manchester United’s training ground!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@utdreport)Advertisement gk5iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsr45fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0a( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9ot4t6Would you ever consider trying this?😱9rfxjCan your students do this? 🌚8mx9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba has recently been racially abused online for wanting to leave the club across the transfer window, along with openly wishing to make it to Real Madrid. Now, some fans are going the extra and spray painting their desire over signboards outside the training grounds.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@utdreport)Just two weeks after the club hierarchy erected a board outside their Carrington headquarter, which read: “Players are not permitted to stop and sign autographs due to danger on the road. No congregating”, has been grossly spray painted with the phrase ‘POGBA OUT’ in red.Here’s a photo of the board, courtesy to utdreport’s Twitter account.Advertisement This comes just a week after the 26 year old Frenchman became a victim of racism, as various abuses were directed at the player online after missing the penalty in the match against Wolves.The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner released a statement on his Twitter following the attack.“My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football. Racist insults are ignorance and can only make me stronger and motivate me to fight for the next generation.” the tweet read, along with supports from teammates.United are travelling to St Mary’s Stadium this Saturday to face Southampton in their upcoming Premier League fixture. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bolt eager to show speed at Racers Grand Prix

first_imgSpeaking at the launch of the inaugural Racers Grand Prix yesterday, club patriarch Glen Mills is promising a meet with a difference, while his top draw, Usain Bolt, says he will be using the June 11 event to show his readiness ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.”I’m looking forward to it, I am excited. I don’t get to compete here that often, so the fact that I will be competing this year is a motivation to work even harder to make sure that I will be in top form and run fast times to show the country that I am ready to go to Rio and do big things,” Bolt told The Gleaner after yesterday’s launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.”This helps a lot of athletes; a lot of athletes really want to compete here. I think it’s a well-positioned meet because it’s just before the trials, so they can go out and compete and know where they are just before the trials, so it will be the right time for me,” he added.A long-time ambition of Mills, the IAAF Area Permit-certified Racers Grand Prix – which gets under way at 6:30 p.m. inside the National Stadium just a few weeks before the National Senior Championships, the Olympic trials – will boast some of the biggest names in local and international track and field, including Bolt.Mills, the driving force behind Racers Track Club, promised that the meet will bring together the largest collection of Olympic and World Championships medallists ever to compete on our shores, and believes it will serve as a catalyst for the formation of a regional circuit of international athletics meetings.EXPECTED PARTICIPATIONOrganisers are expecting the participation of 112 athletes in 15 events – the 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, javelin, and discus for male athletes, and the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 100m hurdles, high jump, and triple jump for females.In addition to local stars Bolt, Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, Danielle Williams, Warren Weir, Hansle Parchment and Rasheed Dwyer, several international standouts such as 400m World Champion Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa); American stars LaShawn Merritt, Jason Richardson, Queen Harrison, Lolo Jones, Tori Bowie and Isaiah Young; Caribbean standouts Shaunae Miller, Michelle-Lee Ahye, and Kelly-Ann Baptiste; plus Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, are among the confirmed athletes.”We are currently having negotiations with several other big names in the sport and are awaiting confirmation from others who have expressed strong interest in competing at Racers Grand Prix,” Mills shared.”I am excited, I’m very excited about it,” Mills added. “This region is the most powerful in the athletics world and boasts a number of world stars and emerging future champions in the sport. The potential of success is great and will bring meaningful benefits to the region.”BROADCASTING MEETMills mentioned plans to broadcast the meet in the European, North American and regional markets, and hopes that its growth will help the club to secure much-needed technical equipment and facilities such as electronic starting systems, high-speed cameras for biomechanics analysis, and a treatment centre to aid in its continued success.Newly returned sports minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, welcomed the meet and believes it presents several benefits to the country’s sporting brand.”We are delighted and extremely proud that our country is staging another major track and field event of international repute,” Grange said.”The inaugural Racers Grand Prix is testimony as well as further proof that we are a major force in global athletics. It provides yet another opportunity for brand Jamaica as the world will be watching some of the best athletes on show,” Grange added.Organisers have promised to confirm ticket and entertainment package information at a later date.last_img read more

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