The return of students and staff to Oxford this week has been severely disrupted as volcanic ash has again forced the cancellation of flights in and out of the UK.The flight ban is causing huge problems for those finalists who are due to sit official University examinations in 0th week. Other Universities, including Cambridge, have now postponed examinations till later in the term.However, Oxford has stated that all examinations will continue to be held as timetabled.Modern Language oral exams are taking place this week, despite numerous candidates being stuck overseas. A spokesperson for the Faculty of Ancient and Modern Languages commented that “All those unable to attend [their examinations] have been referred to the proctors”.All undergraduates are due back in residence this Thursday. But it is anticipated that many international students, as well as those holidaying abroad, will be unable to return in time to sit their collections which are being held on Friday and Saturday.Colleges are currently trying to determine how many students and members of staff will be missing from the University.St John’s College is among those worst affected by the flights ban. Its President, Finance Bursar, Director of Development, Chaplain, Alumni Officer, Organ Scholar are all stranded overseas. Several members of its choir are unexpectedly stuck in the US.The disruption is not just affecting academic work at Oxford. Former Bond man Roger Moore’s appearance at the Oxford Union was scheduled for this week.The Union assure members that the talk will still go ahead this week, as he was able to reschedule his flight from Paris.Oxford Earth Science finalists have also fallen ironic victims to the volcano which is preventing their return from a Greek volcanism fieldtrip. A facebook group for stranded Oxford students has been set up by St Anne’s student Kai Alexander Mueller. One member of the group wrote, “No idea what will happen with my collections, or whether my college will charge me for this week’s residence (I wouldn’t be surprised).“Generally, I think that both university and College could be a bit more helpful, because clearly I’m not the only one who has this kind of problem (I guess around 25% of students will be affected in some way, either because they’re international or because they can’t get back from holiday on time).”The University did not offer any comments regarding the situation but stated that updates will be submitted to the student gateway website.Students who are unable to return to University have been advised to contact their College Office or Department Course Administrator. Those unable to sit an examination are also instructed to notify their college immediately.Many are now embarking on journeys via rail, coach and ferries. Services are however in high demand as an estimated 150,000 Britons attempt to struggle home.Following a meeting this morning with the emergency planning committee Cobra, Gordon Brown announced that he will use three Royal Navy ships to pick up stranded British citizens.Details of the government’s rescue plan are still emerging, but it is thought HMS Ark Royal and HMS Ocean will both be docking in France whilst HMS Albion will head to northern Spain where it is already due to pick up 220 troops. The Defence Minister, Lord West has talked about the possibility of picking up around 3,500 people across the fleet.Such news, along with recent speculations that the volcano’s activity may be declining, has prompted some cautious optimism.Second year Somerville student Matt Waksman remained upbeat, despite being stranded in Jerusalem. He said, “I’ll just have to catch up on collections and work when I’m back, there’s nothing I can do and I haven’t received any official advice from Oxford.“At the moment I’m planning on getting to Rome next week and hoping to get home from there. More promising is Brown’s announcement that they will fly UK Citizens stranded outside of Europe to Spain, where they will be picked up by the British Navy.”Flight restrictions were this morning extended by air traffic control service Nats to 1am on Tuesday. The announcement comes five days after ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland first contaminated the atmosphere.
From November 7, 1996 at Rupp Arena on the campus of the University of Kentucky, Phish has released a new show in their archival series on LivePhish. The performance came less than a month after the release of Billy Breathes, and features several tracks from that studio release, including “Character Zero,” “Waste,” and “Free.”Among other highlights are an extended, jammed out 27-minute version of “Bathtub Gin,” Pink Floyd’s “Bike,” played by request and stumbled through by Jon Fishman, as well as a climactic “Frankenstein” encore. You can listen to the show below from this audience recording:Read the entire description of Phish’s new archival release via LivePhish.com below:On November 7, 1996 Phish played their only show to-date at Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, KY – best known as the home of University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball. Opened in 1976 with a capacity of 23,500 and named for former UK Coach Adolph Rupp, the venue was dubbed “the largest sporting arena in the country.” Phish rolled into Cats country just three shows after their Halloween Remain in Light show and midway into a 35-date national tour. The band’s sixth studio album, Billy Breathes, was released October 16th. Fall tour started that same day and was heating up on the heels of multiple guest drums and percussion appearances by The Fringe/Surrender to the Air’s Bob Gullotti and Santana’s Karl Perazzo. The band built upon that energy with driving beats, heavy keys and Trey’s percussion setup to propel the music into a new groove-driven amalgam, foreshadowing what was eventually called cow funk. A Live One had been out for more than a year, but multitrack tapes were still spinning to capture the magic at Rupp Arena – where more than 10,000 UK students and Phishheads got far beyond their $20 worth of vast jams, deep exploration and rarities.Rupp Arena set I highlights included a Chalk Dust Torture opener, the only Weigh of fall tour and a hot Stash. Waste and the tour’s first Guyute came next, followed by a Free > Tela combination that featured the Billy Breathes hit single paired with fall’s only Tela. An incendiary Character Zero closed the set. The Rupp’s set II kicked off with a Suzy Greenberg opener that set up the experimental, top-shelf (longest-ever at the time) Bathtub Gin. The Rupp Gin was a masterpiece that showcased a multiverse of creativity capped with a warped OUTro that melted right into Hold Your Head Up. After Bathtub Gin > HYHU, Fish emerged from behind his kit with his Electrolux vacuum for the only Bike of fall tour. A monumental You Enjoy Myself ended set II and alluded to the Frankenstein encore which put the exclamation point on one of the great sets of fall ‘96.11/7/96 was recorded by Paul Languedoc to digital multitrack and mixed and mastered by Jon Altschiller. The show is available 3/7/16 via: the LivePhish+ App and as MP3, FLAC, and full-resolution FLAC-HD downloads at LivePhish.com.Setlist: Phish at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY – 11/7/96Set I: Chalk Dust Torture, Weigh > Rift > Guelah Papyrus, Stash, Waste, Guyute, Free > Tela, Character ZeroSet I: Suzy Greenberg > Bathtub Gin -> Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy MyselfEncore: FrankensteinTeases:Dave’s Energy Guide tease in Bathtub GinNotes: Trey teased Dave’s Energy Guide during Gin. Fish humorously stumbled through Bike, which was played by request. [Setlist via Phish.net]
On Sunday night, John Mayer took to Hartford, Connecticut, for a performance at XFinity Theater with opening support from Dawes. Mayer is currently continuing his The Search For Everything World Tour in promotion of his similarly titled and recently released solo album after taking a break to go on tour with Dead & Company this summer. Similar to when Mayer toured earlier in the year for his solo tour, his performance in Hartford was broken up into distinct segments featuring a full band, his trio, and an acoustic portion.After an incredibly successful tour with Dead & Co this summer, Mayer has been including Grateful Dead tunes all weekend long. On Friday night, Mayer teased “Scarlet Begonias” during “Queen of California” in Camden. Saturday night’s show included a “China Cat” tease in “Something About Olivia” in Holmdel. During Sunday’s Hartford show, he appropriately teased “Fire On The Mountain” during the full band’s performance of jam vehicle “Queen of California.”Sunday night’s Hartford show also included a snippet of the Rolling Stones‘ “Miss You” during the opening “Helpless,” as well as regular covers of “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty and “Crossroads” by Robert Johnson. Mayer’s original “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” also included Prince‘s “The Beautiful Ones” intro, which was sung by bandmate/guitarist/vocalist David Ryan Harris.Mayer certainly admits his love for the Grateful Dead catalogue, but there’s something comforting about his live representation during his own pop/rock performances. Listen to the audio from Sunday night’s performances below (the “Fire On The Mountain” tease starts at 4:25 mark of “Queen of California”), courtesy of Keith Antaya:Setlist: John Mayer | The Xfinity Theater | Hartford, CT | 8/20/17Full Band: Helpless (w/ “Miss You” snippet), Moving On And Getting Over, Something Like Olivia, Who Says, ChangingAcoustic: In Your Atmosphere, Daughters, Free Fallin’John Mayer Trio: Crossroads, Who Did You Think I Was, VulturesFull Band Reprise: Rosie, Queen of California (w/ “Fire On The Mountain”), Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, In The Blood, Why GeorgiaEncore: Stop This Train, GravityEpilogue: You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me[Photo from 8/17/17, by Carol Spagnuola]
Is there light at the end of the “diabesity” tunnel? New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seem to confirm that recent reports showing the U.S. diabetes epidemic beginning to decline are not a statistical blip. The CDC reported this week that the number of new diabetes cases in the United States rose by 1.4 million in 2014, a rate more than three times that of the early 1980s, but significantly lower than the 1.7 million of 2009. Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the principal investigator of the diabetes component of the landmark Nurses’ Health Study, responded to the CDC findings in an interview with the Gazette. While cause for hope, Hu said, these slim gains are no reason to relax efforts in the nation’s fight to reverse the epidemic.GAZETTE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics showing new cases of diabetes declining from prior years in 2014. What is the significance of these numbers?HU: I think the new data confirmed that the trend we have been seeing in the past several years is not an artifact; it’s real. So I think that’s good news.The number of people diagnosed with diabetes increased dramatically from early 1990s until 2010-2011, then plateaued over the past several years, and came down substantially in 2014. I think the trend is pretty robust.GAZETTE: Even with the decline, we’re still getting more than a million new cases in a year. What is the overall picture of diabetes today?HU: The prevalence remains very high. That’s the reason it’s really too early to celebrate. We are still facing a diabetes epidemic and a major public health challenge in the U.S. and globally in terms of diabetes. Right now, almost 29 million people in the U.S. have diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes. So that’s a huge number. And that large number of diabetes patients will have major implications for health care costs and impose a large burden on the health care system.GAZETTE: What kinds of complications do you typically see with diabetes?HU: The most common complication, of course, is cardiovascular disease. About two-thirds of people with diabetes will die of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular events. That’s the reason it’s extremely important to reduce cardiovascular risk factors among people with diabetes.Diabetes is the most important cause of several other devastating complications such as blindness, non-traumatic lower limb amputations, and dialysis and kidney failure. That’s the reason it’s so expensive to manage and treat diabetes.Right now, we don’t have a cure and people with diabetes have to be put on multiple medications to control their blood sugar. Eventually, those drugs are not effective anymore and these patients have to be put on insulin. It’s a lifelong treatment.GAZETTE: How tightly bound are the diabetes and obesity epidemics? Is it possible to fight one without affecting the other?HU: Obesity and type 2 diabetes go hand in hand. That is the reason we have this new terminology called “diabesity.” Obesity is the single most important risk factor for diabetes and the recent increase in diabetes in the U.S. and globally is largely due to rising obesity.GAZETTE: Is the slowing growth in diabetes cases an indication that things are getting better with obesity?HU: That’s an interesting question. Of course diabetes is a multifactorial disease, but, as I mentioned, obesity is the single greatest risk factor for diabetes.In the past several years it looks like the obesity epidemic has plateaued in the U.S., although the last wave of data indicated a modest increase in women. But overall, when you look at the trend in the past decade, the increase has been much smaller. The plateau of the obesity epidemic may account for the plateau of diabetes prevalence and perhaps even a modest reduction in the diagnosed diabetes cases.Another potential factor is an overall improvement of diet quality in the U.S. We published a recent paper in Health Affairs and, in that study, we found that there is modest improvement in overall diet quality in the U.S. That is primarily driven by two factors. One is that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has declined by almost 25 percent and [the other is] the consumption of trans fats has decreased by 70 percent.Those are major positive trends in terms of diet. Both factors are important for diabetes. There is also modest improvement in consumption of fruits and modest reduction in red meat intake.Improvement in diet quality accounts for about a 12 percent reduction in diabetes prevalence in the U.S. in the past decade. That’s actually independent of changes in body weight and an interesting finding that hasn’t been widely described in the media or the literature.GAZETTE: So the quality of our diet improving could have a positive effect on diabetes even if the obesity rate continues to inch up?HU: If you look at the question from another perspective, the improvement in diet quality may have also contributed to the plateau of the obesity epidemic because we know that both quality and quantity of the diet are important.We don’t have good data on quantity of dietary intakes — the number of calories consumed daily — but in terms overall quality it looks like there has been modest improvement. But we still have a long way to go in terms of achieving a more optimal diet quality. Overall, I think improvement in diet quality may have contributed to the plateau of both obesity and diabetes in the U.S. population.GAZETTE: Any idea what might be working as far as intervention strategies?HU: Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption had decreased substantially. I think there is increasing public awareness about the deleterious effect of sugary beverages on obesity and diabetes. And there are certainly more policies that have helped to reduce consumption of sugary beverages in schools, in government buildings, and perhaps in certain communities.GAZETTE: Do we know how these numbers break down among subgroups?HU: The CDC did present data by different ethnic groups and different educational levels. There is a huge disparity in terms of diabetes prevalence by race and SES [socioeconomic status]. African-Americans and Hispanics have disproportionately higher prevalence of diabetes and people with a lower SES also have a much higher prevalence of diabetes.This disparity in diabetes prevalence corresponds very well to the gap in obesity prevalence and also the gap in diet quality. We have seen diet quality improve much greater for those in the higher SES group than for those in the lower SES group and also much greater improvement in normal-weight people than obese people.GAZETTE: What is most important for the public to know about diabetes today?HU: Diabetes is largely preventable by diet and lifestyle.A lot of people think diabetes is a genetic disease and cannot be modified by what they eat and what they do. Diabetes runs in the family, but genetics plays only a small part in the diabetes epidemic. Unhealthy diet and lifestyle account for the vast majority of type 2 diabetes cases.That’s the reason we need multipronged approaches to tackle this problem. We need to encourage people to change their diet and lifestyle, their behavior, habits, and I think equally important — perhaps more important — to create a healthy environment that can facilitate and support individuals to adopt healthy behaviors.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo fell as deeply in love as Manti Te’o did. Tuiasosopo, the mastermind behind the fictional Lennay Kekua, spoke publicly Thursday to Dr. Phil McGraw on “Dr. Phil.” For the first time since the hoax was revealed, Tuiasosopo offered his side of the story. “I grew feelings, I grew emotions that sooner or later I couldn’t control anymore and it just lingered on,” Tuiasosopo said in the interview, the second part of which will air today. “As twisted and confusing as it may be, yeah, I cared for this person. I did all that I could to help this person become a better person, even though I wasn’t getting nothing out of it.” When McGraw asked Tuiasosopo if he was gay, Tuiasosopo said he was confused. The 22-year old confessed to being behind the scam and said he did not perpetrate the hoax in order to gain money. He also added that his plan was cruel – but not a cruel joke – and that Te’o had no involvement. “He said nothing but things about her heart and her character had had a major impact on him and though it was deceptive, there was a lot of positive that came out of it,” Tuiasosopo said. “He really did fall in love with this character and, you know, it is what it is.” Tuiasosopo said he deployed Kekua’s leukemia as a plan to try to end things with Te’o. “I tried every other way to end this. I tried this lie and this lie and this lie but nothing would work,” Tuiasosopo said. So on Sept. 12, 2012, Tuiasosopo killed off Kekua, who had purportedly been battling leukemia, just hours after Te’o’s grandmother died. Tuiasosopo also said Te’o and Kekua broke up two weeks earlier but continued to communicate. Tuiasosopo – who had access to Te’o’s passwords – checked on his Facebook, Twitter and Skype accounts. While there were no changes on Te’o’s Facebook and Twitter, his Skype was different. When Tuiasosopo, posing as Kekua, asked Te’o if he had been Skyping other girls, the two got in an argument before Te’o said his grandmother died. Tuiasosopo said the fight quieted down until Te’o texted Kekua admitting to Skyping other girls and said he didn’t need Kekua. “It hurt me,” Tuiasosopo said. “It hit me like a brick wall. I was like, ‘Whoa, I’ve given so much into this.’ And I realized right then in that moment, that I poured so much into Lennay, that I myself was getting nothing, and look what I was left with. “Right then and there, I made the decision I can’t do this Lennay thing anymore and I ended it.” But nearly three months later, Te’o received a call from Kekua, who he thought had already died. Tuiasosopo said he called because he wanted Te’o to know the truth. “If the truth wasn’t known, it wouldn’t truly be moving on. It wasn’t the truth,” Tuiasosopo said. “I knew I needed to come clean and make everything right.” Te’o said Tuiasosopo offered him a full apology two weeks ago. Te’o and Tuiasosopo, who was acting as a family member of Kekua, met the night before the USC game in November in Los Angeles. Tuiasosopo said he wanted to confess to Te’o then but ultimately decided not to. “I wanted to tell him everything right then and there and that’s the truth,” Tuiasosopo said. “But shortly after, his uncle and a lot of his uncle’s friends and some other family, they all came in … It wasn’t the right time.” Tuiasosopo also said he was the voice behind the phone calls and voicemails to Te’o although previous reports said a cousin of Tuiasosopo’s was the voice. McGraw asked Tuiasosopo to duplicate the voice but he initially declined. The program promised to air it during Friday’s show. “Dr. Phil” airs locally on weekdays at 3 p.m. on WSBT.,Ronaiah Tuiasosopo fell as deeply in love as Manti Te’o did. Tuiasosopo, the mastermind behind the fictional Lennay Kekua, spoke publicly Thursday to Dr. Phil McGraw on “Dr. Phil.” For the first time since the hoax was revealed, Tuiasosopo offered his side of the story. “I grew feelings, I grew emotions that sooner or later I couldn’t control anymore and it just lingered on,” Tuiasosopo said in the interview, the second part of which will air today. “As twisted and confusing as it may be, yeah, I cared for this person. I did all that I could to help this person become a better person, even though I wasn’t getting nothing out of it.” When McGraw asked Tuiasosopo if he was gay, Tuiasosopo said he was confused. The 22-year old confessed to being behind the scam and said he did not perpetrate the hoax in order to gain money. He also added that his plan was cruel – but not a cruel joke – and that Te’o had no involvement. “He said nothing but things about her heart and her character had had a major impact on him and though it was deceptive, there was a lot of positive that came out of it,” Tuiasosopo said. “He really did fall in love with this character and, you know, it is what it is.” Tuiasosopo said he deployed Kekua’s leukemia as a plan to try to end things with Te’o. “I tried every other way to end this. I tried this lie and this lie and this lie but nothing would work,” Tuiasosopo said. So on Sept. 12, 2012, Tuiasosopo killed off Kekua, who had purportedly been battling leukemia, just hours after Te’o’s grandmother died. Tuiasosopo also said Te’o and Kekua broke up two weeks earlier but continued to communicate. Tuiasosopo – who had access to Te’o’s passwords – checked on his Facebook, Twitter and Skype accounts. While there were no changes on Te’o’s Facebook and Twitter, his Skype was different. When Tuiasosopo, posing as Kekua, asked Te’o if he had been Skyping other girls, the two got in an argument before Te’o said his grandmother died. Tuiasosopo said the fight quieted down until Te’o texted Kekua admitting to Skyping other girls and said he didn’t need Kekua. “It hurt me,” Tuiasosopo said. “It hit me like a brick wall. I was like, ‘Whoa, I’ve given so much into this.’ And I realized right then in that moment, that I poured so much into Lennay, that I myself was getting nothing, and look what I was left with. “Right then and there, I made the decision I can’t do this Lennay thing anymore and I ended it.” But nearly three months later, Te’o received a call from Kekua, who he thought had already died. Tuiasosopo said he called because he wanted Te’o to know the truth. “If the truth wasn’t known, it wouldn’t truly be moving on. It wasn’t the truth,” Tuiasosopo said. “I knew I needed to come clean and make everything right.” Te’o said Tuiasosopo offered him a full apology two weeks ago. Te’o and Tuiasosopo, who was acting as a family member of Kekua, met the night before the USC game in November in Los Angeles. Tuiasosopo said he wanted to confess to Te’o then but ultimately decided not to. “I wanted to tell him everything right then and there and that’s the truth,” Tuiasosopo said. “But shortly after, his uncle and a lot of his uncle’s friends and some other family, they all came in … It wasn’t the right time.” Tuiasosopo also said he was the voice behind the phone calls and voicemails to Te’o although previous reports said a cousin of Tuiasosopo’s was the voice. McGraw asked Tuiasosopo to duplicate the voice but he initially declined. The program promised to air it during Friday’s show. “Dr. Phil” airs locally on weekdays at 3 p.m. on WSBT.
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),I am pleased with this ruling. Yet another Dollar General is the wrong choice for the location. This rural area is populated by people who chose to live there because of how rural it is. Imagine all the traffic among farming machinery. It would change everything and invite more of the same. There are enough Dollar Generals.. really…,I guess Kennedy Supermarket can still have their exorbitant prices… WNY News Now File Image.ROCHESTER – The construction of a new Dollar General store near Kennedy has been blocked by a court ruling.The New York State Fourth Appellate Division ruled unanimously last month denying a zoning variance for construction of a new Dollar General on Route 62 in the Town of Poland just east of Kennedy.The court revisited a previous decision by the State Supreme Court in Chautauqua County allowing for construction of the project.A group of residents previously challenged the Town of Poland Zoning Board’s decision to grant the zoning variance in State Supreme Court. In the Appellate decision, the justices wrote that the property owners failed to prove a claim of “unnecessary hardship” for the reasonable return on the property that The Broadway Group LLC was going to buy for the Dollar General.The full decision is posted below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info
Star Files Casa Valentina will feature Ebert as Jonathon/Miranda, Winningham as Rita, Birney as Isadore/Charlotte, Cullum as Terrence/Terry, Page as George/Valentina, Lisa Emery as Eleanor, Tony nominee Tom McGowan as Albert/Bessie, Larry Pine as Judge/Amy and Nick Westrate as Michael/Gloria. Patrick Page Related Shows Gabriel Ebert Ebert won the 2013 Tony Award for his role as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda and also appeared on Broadway in Brief Encounter and Red. Winningham made her Broadway debut in last season’s Roundabout revival of Picnic, which also featured Birney. He also appeared on Broadway in Gemini. Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the early 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up and acting as women. When the opportunity to become an official organization arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele recognition in society or wreck havoc on their personal lives. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Casa Valentina Reed Birney Emery has appeared on Broadway in Relatively Speaking, The Smell Of The Kill, The Women, Present Laughter, Jackie, Rumors and Burn This. McGowan earned a Tony nod for his performance in 1991’s La Bête. His other Broadway credits include Chicago, Ivanov and Wicked. Pine’s Broadway credits include The Seagull, End of the World, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Angels in America, Private Lives and Bus Stop. Westrate has appeared on Broadway in A Moon for the Misbegotten. The gang’s all here! Tony winner Gabriel Ebert, Emmy winner Mare Winningham, Broadway vet Reed Birney and more complete the star-studded cast of Casa Valentina, a new play written by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. The Manhattan Theatre Club production features previously announced Tony nominee John Cullum and Patrick Page. Directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello, Casa Valentina begins previews April 1 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opening night is set for April 23. View All (4) View Comments The creative team for Casa Valentina includes scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Rita Ryack, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design and original music by Fitz Patton, hair and makeup design by Jason Hayes and fight direction by Thomas Schall. Mare Winningham
The home at 430 Newnham Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt.A large brick family home on a 564sq m block of land in Upper Mount Gravatt has sold under the hammer. The four-bedroom home at 430 Newnham Rd sold for $588,000 at auction. Marketing agent Nick Lonzar, of Ray White Stones Corner, said three bidders were vying for the property. “The opening bid was $450,000 and it went quite quickly from there,” he said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Bidding stalled at $588,000 and after some negotiations with the vendor and highest bidder, the property was called on the market and sold. Mr Lonzar said a young Chinese family, looking to get into the Mansfield school catchment, bought the property. “The vendors were really happy — they get to move on with their future plans,” he said. Mr Lonzar said the area of Upper Mount Gravatt around Newnham Rd was proving popular with buyers. “I had about 44 groups through Newnham Rd and I sold a home on Garie St that went crazy. We had 100 people through it,” he said. “I’m seeing a lot of local Chinese buyers moving out of McGregor and Sunnybank and closer to Garden City.”
Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Rosamund Lebruin re-elected as Chairperson of Loubiere/Madrelle/Fond Baron/Wallhouse/Castle Comfort Village Council by: – August 17, 2011 141 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Chairperson Rosamund Lebruin standing with Councillors Danna Delsol, Rhoda James in the front row. In the second row are Councillors; Kathleen Jno. Baptiste, Cathy Moise, Clayton Monroe, Derwin Peltier and Hypolite Thomas Jr.The Council held its ninth inaugural meeting earlier today under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool and several other cabinet officials. The newly elected council members took their oath of office and were presented with credentials at today’s inaugural meeting.Mrs. Lebruin who served as Chairperson for the past three years noted that some of the council’s achievements focused on youth and the elderly; she also highlighted a few of the projects undertaken by the council including the repair and restoration of the Resource Centre and the completion of the concrete pavement of the portion of the Madrelle to Everton road which served as a temporary bypass during the rehabilitation of the Loubiere to Grand Bay road. Mrs Lebruin also emphasized that in the near future the Council will focus its efforts on the construction of this bypass which will facilitate residents of the area.According to Mrs. Lebruin, the council intends to undertake two other projects geared at improving public health and safety of its residents in this new term.She stated that “In the new term we hope to see the construction of a side walk between the two bridges in the village which will facilitate the elderly members of our community and enhance the safety of the people who walk in the area to attend church service and visit friends and neighbors. There is also need for a new public convenience which will benefit many of our community members and improve public health in the area.”In related news, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency Honourable Ambrose George admonished the council to take their meetings out of their office in an effort to meet with the various residents within their jurisdiction. He emphasized that one of the ways of achieving a working relationship with all the communities within the catchment area in terms of its jurisdiction was by seeking to move Council meetings from time to time from the Council office and take those meetings to some of those communities.Meantime, Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore who represented the Prime Minister congratulated the councilors and expressed his highest esteem for people who serve in local government organizations and urged the villagers to not only cooperate with them, but to also encourage them.The Pointe Michel Cultural Group provided entertainment to the inaugural meeting with popular renditions like “Sans Poser” and a medley of ring games.Here are a few photographs of today’s proceedings: [nggallery id = 66]Dominica Vibes News
The congressmen, according to Go, muststart the ball rolling on the controversial issue, which has been pendingdespite 11 proposal from the lawmakers. “Dapatna rin nilang i-tackle ito sa lower House. Sa congressmen, justvote according to your conscience,” Go said. “Dapat na rin nilang i-tackle ito sa lower House. Sa congressmen, just vote according to your conscience,” says Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go. SEN.BONG GO/FACEBOOK MANILA – Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go hasurged members of the House of the Representatives to start tackling the franchiserenewal application of broadcast network ABS-CBN. “Maslalo nating pinapatagal, mas lalongumiinit ang issue. Pag-usapan ninyo.Ito namang proseso, ‘pag-usapan ninyo then ipapadala dito sa Senado,”he added. “Antayinna lang po natin sa mga susunod na araw kung ano po ang magiging desisyon atsentimyento ng Presidente. But knowing the President, hindi naman siya vindictive atparati niyang sinasabi na vote according to your conscience at unahin ang Pilipino,” Go said. Go said solons should just let Dutertedecide whether or not to veto the bill extending ABS-CBN’s franchise foranother 25 years. He added the President will express his stand on the issuesoon. House of Representatives Speaker AlanPeter Cayetano earlier said the House isn’t in a rush to hear ABS-CBN’sfranchise application since the network can still operate until 2022./PN