Letters to the Editor

first_imgDonors, volunteers made a big differenceThe year 2018 was another year marked by record-breaking disasters across the United States, with millions of people turning to the American Red Cross for help in their darkest hours. Time and again, we called on our community for support, and you answered generously with gifts of time, money, and blood.  Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionPost office must do more to stop thievesRe Dec. 7 article, “No holiday for the thief and the scammer”:  I’m so glad you wrote that article.  I’m somewhat disabled and can’t do much walking, so I shop QVC and HSN, which means my packages arrive in the mail.Last year, my post person (female) was wonderful. She always put my packages out of sight. This year, it’s a different story. My packages are left in plain sight of the street. Thankfully, I’ve been home every time and have gotten them.I’ve told the postmen, I have several, to put them where they won’t be seen. Some do, Some don’t. It’s like talking to a wall. I’ve spoken to the post office several times as well. They told me they will leave a note for the person delivering them. It didn’t help. One day when a package was left, to be seen again, I called the post office for three-and-a-half hours straight. No one answered. A recording said: “A supervisor was unavailable at this time.”UPS puts my packages where they won’t be seen and also knocks on my door. It only takes a few seconds to do this. The post office should have meetings once in a while and the subject should be brought up. I’m sure I’m not the only person this has happened to.The article mentioned what the people should do. May be the post office should read the article and then do their part. Hoping for improvements.Carol LeipSchenectadycenter_img Red Cross volunteers from the Capital Region played a critical role in responding to local and national disasters alike.From Hurricanes Florence and Michael, to the devastating California wildfires, to the tragic limousine accident in Schoharie, local volunteers were on the front lines offering comfort and hope in the face of heartbreak.Home fires were the emergency we responded to most frequently in 2018. More than 800 families across our region experienced home fires this year, at a rate of more than one fire a day. That’s why in addition to providing immediate assistance to families affected by fires, we visited nearly 2,500 homes and installed nearly 6,000 free smoke alarms to help end home fire tragedies in our community.As 2018 draws to a close, and I look back on another year of incredible work made possible by our generous donors and volunteers, I simply want to say thank you. The Red Cross delivers help and hope 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we couldn’t do it without you. Please visit redcross.org/eny to learn more about our work in 2018 and see how you can get more involved in 2019. Thank you, and happy holidays!Gary StriarAlbanyThe writer is the Regional CEO of the American Red Cross Eastern NY Region.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Facebook closes political ads loophole ahead of US presidential election

first_imgTopics : Zuckerberg has touted transparency tools in response, arguing that voters should be able to examine statements from would-be political leaders unimpeded.In a USA Today op-ed on Tuesday, he pledged to display a Voting Information Center at the top of US users’ news feeds. He also said the company would aim to help 4 million people register to vote, double its goal for 2016. “Previously the thinking here was that these were organic posts, and so these posts did not necessarily need to contain information about ads,” said Sarah Schiff, a Facebook product manager overseeing the change.After receiving feedback, Schiff said, the company now considers it important to disclose if a post “was at one point an ad.”Facebook introduced a similar labeling approach for state news media earlier this month, but that label also sometimes drops off with sharing and does not appear when users post their own links to those outlets.The company is facing demands to do more to combat false viral information before the Nov. 3 presidential election, including by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who last week called on Zuckerberg to reverse his decision to exempt political ads from fact-checking.center_img Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company’s election transparency measures.The world’s biggest social network has attached a “paid for by” disclaimer to political ads since 2018, after facing a backlash for failing to stop Russia from using its platforms to influence the 2016 US presidential election.But the label disappeared once people shared the ads to their own feeds, which critics said undermined its utility and allowed misinformation to continue spreading unchecked.last_img read more

Colonial beauty decked out in cool style

first_imgThe living area at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf. “It’s just beautiful out there. We have barbecues out on the back deck and also downstairs. “We’ve even had a wedding (at the home) so there is plenty of space for entertaining.”The home is close to local shops, schools, public transport and the waterfront. It also has easy access to the highways to Brisbane city and the airport. The property is being marketed by Stephan Siegfried and Johanne Fenton of One Agency Redcliffe for $729,000. The front deck at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.On the lower level of the home there is a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and access to the two-way bathroom, which has dual basins and separate bath and shower.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Two of the three other bedrooms have built-in robes.There is also a tandem carport on this level along with a patio at the front and a porch at the back.Internal stairs lead up to the big open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with toilet and sunroom — perfect for use as an office. The kitchen at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.The big kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space, stainless-steel appliances and pantry.There is also front and back verandas for enjoying a cool afternoon drink or family barbecue.“The deck with its breezes and water glimpses is probably my favourite part of the home,” Ms McVay said.center_img The home at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.THIS beautifully remodelled Queenslander is just moments from the waterfront in Clontarf.Sue McVay and Ash Mason bought the property at 8 Maine Rd 10 years ago after falling in love with its character charm.“It’s just got that quintessential Queenslander style,” Ms McVay said.“It’s the style of home we love.“It was completely remodelled before we bought it but we did redo the gardens from scratch. “We’ve also freshly painted inside and out.”last_img read more

Buying now a capital idea

first_imgDAISY HILL: 484 Springwood Road. Renovated using timeless finishes and is conducive to relaxed family living. Price: Offers over $749,000; Agent: Nathan Strudwick, Elders Shailer ParkEAST Cleveland: Enjoys bayside living and genuine choice when it comes to value for families and their needs in a home. TW Balmoral: Restaurants and bars within walking distance and the suburb with multiple public transport options. Earmarked major multistagemixed-use development will impact the suburb also. DH Camp Hill: The Inner East continues to be unbeatable for families and the lifestyle so close to the city. BW Manly: Lovely bayside lifestyle choice for families. Escape the high density, and enjoy the larger blocks. JI Wynnum: The family’s first pick for eastern Brisbane living. Great schools, relaxing bayside living and lifestyle. This suburb wasmade for families in mind. PA WESTSherwood, Graceville and Chelmer: Some of the most beautiful and long established suburbs in Brisbane. There’s still good buying in this price bracket hereto but you have to move fast. TW Indooroopilly: Local golf course and shopping centre and close to major thoroughfares leading to the CBD and west. DH Kenmore: Country living in the city, homes perfect for the family. Top rated public and private schools. BW More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoKenmore: With its changing demographic towards younger families, neighborhood bars and eateries are on the rise. New builds, renovationsand redevelopments are now the focus in this transitioning suburb. JI Auchenflower: This tightly held community is great for young families wanting to be close to everything, including the city, great schoolsand just around the corner from Paddington. PA GOLD COAST Palm Beach: A fabulous blend of community on the beach. Only minutes from the airport and heart of Surfers’ Paradise. JI Elanora: Big homes on large lots at affordable prices and close to the beach. DH Robina: It has it all. Great retail precincts and good links to the nearby lifestyle suburbs. TW Ormeau: Family-friendly area with lost of new infrastructure going in or planned. BW Bundall: This suburb is undergoing a resurgence and is close to Surfers Paradise. Very family friendly. PA SUNSHINE COASTMoffat Beach: Moffat is becoming a favorite for family’s due to its easy lifestyle. It’s an all-embracing community, with many locals callingthis pocket home for generations. JI Coolum: Affordable beachside living surrounded by infrastructure and new developments. DH Buderim: A beautiful established high land suburb that enjoys coast living and often has great views. TW Kawana: Affordable and close to the beach and amenities with a lot of new developments and infrastructure. BW Buderim: Close-knit community with good schools and perfect for families. PA *** LUXURY – $1 million-plus NORTH Bridgeman Downs: It is becoming more popular with people who are after acreage not too far from the CBD, while the traditional dress circlesuburbs of Ascot and Hamilton will never go out of style or vogue. TW Ashgrove: Heritage homes, close to schools and public transport, with plenty of parks. DH Clayfield: Grand homes on large allotments. Prestige plus. BW Hamilton: Hamilton has a perfect blend of community vibes, heritage aesthetics and entertainment culture, and is home to top-tier villasand large estates. JI Clayfield/Kalinga: With so much growth potential. there is a reason why all the astute prestige buyers are coming to these two suburbs. PA SOUTH South Brisbane: It offers wonderful opportunity in a myriad of high quality property. Close to CBD and always sought after for its lifestyle.TW Sherwood: Borders the Brisbane river so many homes feature river frontage and stunning views. It is well connected by public transportto Brisbane’s CBD and Ipswich. DH Highgate Hill/Yeronga: Beautiful riverfront to green leafy homes with all the amenities close by. BW Coorparoo: Maintains a balance of old and new, with enduring character-rich homes and entertainment and lifestyle developments movinginto the area. It’s well renowned for its elevated prestige residences. JI Coorparoo: Quickly becoming the luxury hub of Brisbane’s south, Coorparoo represents a prestige location with the convenience of inner-cityliving. PA EAST Norman Park or Bulimba: These suburbs offer truly unique Queensland colonial style properties right through to mega mansions on the riverfront. TW Hawthorne: Average price of $1.2 million with the suburb featuring a retail and food hub. Plenty of green spaces and a cinema. DH Coorparoo: Mix of young, urban affluence with funky cafes and restaurants. BW Hawthorne: Within easy reach of the CBD and Oxford Street café district. Hawthorne’s style and quality can’t be argued. JI Manly: The Bayside boasts some of the best luxury homes in Brisbane, with stunning views close to the city. PA WESTPaddington: The western suburbs of Brisbane has always been popular for prestige buyers. There’s some outstanding properties on the marketright now in Paddington. TW St Lucia: Many homes have impressive river, mountain and city views. Multiple public transport options. DH Ashgrove/The Gap: Proximity to the city with large blocks, family feeling. BW St. Lucia: With it’s prestigious, renovated Queenslander and Federation homes, St. Lucia’s residential pockets are highly sought-after.Its consistent ranking in the top suburbs of Brisbane is of no surprise. JI The Wester Waterfront Corridor: This includes Indooroopilly, St Lucia, Chelmer, Sherwood, Yeronga, Corinda, Tennyson all the way down to Fig Tree Pocket.PA GOLD COASTCoolangatta: Retains the old Australia coastal lifestyle vibe with the world’s most insanely beautiful beaches. BW Broadbeach: Towering high-rise and contemporary apartment plus its bar and dining scene just keeps outdoing itself. Away from the bustle,family abodes and contemporary houses line cul-de-sacs along the canals in Broadbeach Waters. JI Palm Beach: Lots of new homes being built close to lifestyle amenities and the beach. DH Broadbeach Waters: Genuine GC living opportunities with both narina and est homes within beach lifestyle and amenities. TWMain Beach: A lot of luxury units but there is the odd luxury home amongst them and each has good rental possibility. PA COOLANGATTA: 61 Rutledge Street. Brand-new home with clear views from the Hinterland, beaches and out to sea. Price: $1,550,000-$1,650,000; Agent: Ben Gazal, Harcourts BMGSUNSHINE COASTBuderim: Perfect location for a tree change. Close to beaches and hinterland with terrific infrastructure. BW Sunrise Beach: The sea and tree change is certainly on, as the old makes way for the new. There is a renewed focus on prestige new buildsand renovations in this highly desired location. JI Noosa: Stunning luxury homes in arguably one of the best beach locations. DH Alexandra Headlands: Coastal luiving in a high land position with views and renovated or establish new homes. TW Noosa: It is hard to go past Noosa in terms of location and luxury. Great amenities and cafe culture. PA *** Holly Robinson with partner Michael Webb, are selling Holly’s mother’s home in East Brisbane. (AAP Image Steve Pohlner)QUEENSLAND’S enviable lifestyle, climate, opportunities and affordable housing is expected to drive strong growth in the southeast’s property market for years to come, with Brisbane and the wider region consistently outperforming their southern counterparts. The Courier Mail has spoken with the people who know the market the best – the agents – to get their predictions for the rest of the financial year, and the top spots to buy across the state’s capital.“Brisbane and southeast Queensland are in a very good position,” Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell said. “They are the beneficiaries of a changed perception … where we are seen as a viable area in which to live with a good lifestyle and excellent employment opportunities.”Mr Bell said he was seeing a growing trend of people exiting the major markets like Sydney and Melbourne for a number of reasons but mainly lifestyle, affordable housing and to free up cash for retirement.Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows Queensland recorded its highest interstate migration in more than a decade last year, with jobs growth and more affordable house prices behind the trend.But local agents say Brisbane, and the southeast was still largely undervalued and prices will likely continue to go up, albeit steadily rather that astronomically as in Sydney.“If I was a buyer I’d be buying in Brisbane,” Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba said. “There isn’t that vulnerability of prices going up or down like other markets … we just have good, steady growth.”Buyers agent Meighan Hetherington of Property Pursuit said her interstate client list had doubled in recent times. “I would say our interstate clients sat at around 15 per cent but now it is more like 30 per cent,” she said. “And we have quite a lot of expats.”Ray White East Brisbane agent Madi Roach said she expected the Brisbane market to ‘hold steady, with an increasing amountofinquiries from interstate expected. One of the houses currently on her books is 48 Didsbury St, East Brisbane, which has already garnered local and interstateinterest. Owner Holly Robinson said she had many fond memories of the house, which was given to her deceased mother by a family friendwhom she cared for. “It is a lovely character Queenslander in a fantastic location and in a quiet street,” she said.“We would love to keep it but we have bought a hobby farm and it is time to move on.”Ms Roche said she expected the Brisbane market to “hold steady”, and is predicting more price growth in her East Brisbanepatch. “There’s a huge amount of money being spent on infrastructure and with more restaurants, bars and coffee shops opening, thelifestyleappeal is only getting better as well,” she said. “We’re finding that young couples, families and expats are wantingto livewithin a proximity to the school they choose for their kids. “We’re fortunate that we have one the Brisbane’s best private boys’ schools in East Brisbane. “A recent example of this was theproperty we sold at 103 Mowbray Terrace, where all eight registered bidders were Churchie families.” Ms Roche said both East Brisbane and Wolloongabba had experienced “fantastic growth” in recent years, and she expected that to continue. But it is not just East Brisbane that is on the property watchlist.Five property experts have shared their top spots for first home buyers, families and luxury buyers. Those key players are Damian Hackett (Place Estate Agents CEO), Tony Warland (Ray White Qld CEO), Brendan Whipps (Harcourts Qld CEO), Jon Iceton (Belle Property Qld) and Paul Arthur (Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty CEO)*** FIRST HOME BUYERS – under $500,000 NORTHRedcliffe Peninsula/Woody Point: It’s on the water and it has a new rail line too which is perfect for access to the city. TW Stafford: It has its own retail precinct and cinema, bike paths and green space, along with walking paths along the Kedron Brook creek.DH Banyo: A great place to live that’s close to Nundah Village, CBD and public transport BW Boondall: Striking distance to CBD, good sized blocks and easy access to Motorway and two train stations. JI Chermside/Aspley: Great value with great growth potential for future capital gains. center_img 5 Humpybong Esplanade – Cute cottage in a prime location and within walking distance to shops, schools and public transport. Price: Offers over $489,000; Agent: Andrew Campbell, Ray White RedcliffeSOUTH Browns Plains: It has always provided fantastic infrastructure and amenities for the needs and requirements of first home buyers. TW Rocklea: Close to main thoroughfares and connected to the CBD by public transport. It’s also home to the long-standing Brisbane Markets.DH Springfield Lakes: Continued investment in the area makes this a terrific starting point for young buyers BW Springwood: Easy access to the Gold Coast or Brisbane. Entry level market with good opportunity to value add. Plenty of schooling optionssurround. JI Mount Gravatt: Quickly getting outpriced, first home buyers must act quickly to secure entry level homes in this quickly thriving suburb.PA EAST Alexandra Hills: Nice, steady suburb for homebuyers and investors with good returns. TW Murrarie: It is well-connected Eastern suburb on the fringe of some of Brisbane’s blue chip suburbs, Murrarie presents a great opportunityto enter the market. DH Wakerley: City is accessible, big blocks for young families, great opportunities for buyers. BW Murrarie: hard to find but good proximity to the city. Post war homes that can easily be updated. JI Wynnum West: Great place to enter the property market in an emerging area. PA WESTIpswich: The Ipswich corridor has long been the most affordable place to buy in all of SEQ and it has great schools and amenties.TW Oxley: Located on the Western train line, Oxley is now starting to benefit from the start of new development and change in the localarea. DH Oxley: Leafy, family orientated, quiet neighbourhoods, value for money. BW River Hills: Affordable leafy area in the Centenary Suburbs. Plenty of parks, and a nice area to bring up the family. JI Ferny Hills/Arana Hills: These are great growth and infrastructure suburbs. PA GOLD COASTCoomera/Hope Island: Within reach of the beaches and an easy commute to Brisbane, the Coomera/Hope Island districts offer some great opportunitiesfor the entry level buyer. JI Upper Coomera: New homes and developments keep this area evolving DH Oxenford: A solid market with the blessing of easy access to the beaches, Brisbane city, and both airports. TW Coomera: Good access to the M1 to get to Brisbane or the Gold Coast and beyond. Retail, schools, plenty of amenities. Affordable.BW Carrara: Plenty of new infrastructure post-Commonwealth Games. PA SUNSHINE COASTMaroochydore: With an urban community feel and backed by quality infrastructure, here you’ll find some of the Coast’s most affordable living.JI Sippy Downs: Plenty of affordable housing close to amenities. DH Kawana: Close to the coast with lots of new development including the new hospital. A lot more infrastructure underway or in the works.TW Sippy Downs: Heaps of new infrastructure and house and land packages. Easy commute to Brisbane. BW Peregian Springs: Close community surrounded by good infrastructure and amenities and the beach. PA *** FAMILIES – $500,000 to $1 million NORTH Bracken Ridge: I’m a long time fan. Buy your family home here and you’ll be set. It’s close to good arterials and shopping centres. TW Red Hill: Heritage listed suburb in walking distance to the CBD and Roma Street Parklands, with many properties boasting city views. Wavell Heights: It doesn’t get more family than Wavell Heights and the location continues to be a hotspot. BW Shorncliffe: Lovely area with public transport, surrounded by water, great local school and beautiful older homes. JI Grange. A Fantastic suburb suburb for new and established families, with excellent schools nearby, infrastructure and so close tothe city. PA SOUTH Rochedale: Offering small and large family value in well established communities. TW Moorooka: Connected to the Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast via rail. Boasts own shopping area with more than 100 businesses. DH Daisy Hill: Great area to buy for a forever home, lovely homes. BW Tarragindi: Rolling hills. Plenty of parks, local cafes and close to the CBD. JI Holland Park West: So close to the Brisbane CBD, this is Brisbane’s best kept secret, where over 60 per cent of all home owners are families,and the average sales price is still around $800,000. PA last_img read more

Dad’s inspiration lives on in daughter’s award-winning house

first_imgThe riverfront property at Sinnamon Park.VEETA Bassi moved house 35 times by the age of 40 and she’s about to do it again, leaving the Sinnamon Park home she designed seven years ago. Custom-made pivoting glass doors channel breezes into the house.A lawyer by profession, Mrs Bassi hired Neo Building Design architects to realise her vision and builder, Scott Russell.The Windermere Estate house has a media room that is custom-made with a sound barrier wall similar to those used in convention centres. A rosewood staircase tapers from double width at ground level to single width on the first floor with Mexican-inspired battens. The rosewood staircase provides internal access while an external staircase also connects the two levels.Extinct wood from 100 year old Chinese fishing boats has been turned into tiles and used as a feature wall in one of the living rooms.Despite all these incredible features, communal areas are where Mrs Bassi feels most at home.“It’s the kitchen I feel connected to, a big communal area,’’ Mrs Bassi said. Rooms are enhanced by views to the Brisbane River.“I said I’m taking the best of every house you ever made and putting it into my home.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The result is 32 Burdekin Drive, Sinnamon Park, with 650sq m of living space designed to enjoy Brisbane River views from every angle, with pivoting glass doors. FIND MORE HOUSES FOR SALE IN SINNAMON PARK This is where Mrs Bassi and her family love to hang out.“We have three outdoor areas that come off the kitchen, the pool area, as well as two living spaces.“The back is the Brisbane City Council Reserve and the river.”Mrs Bassi’s father passed away last year, but his knowledge will be carried forward through Veeta and Harry Bassi’s daughters.“It’s in my blood and I’m going to teach the girls,’’ Mrs Bassi said. Relax by the pool at 32 Burdekin Drive, Sinnamon Park.Her father, Sukha Sandhu, was a builder in Canada with over 400 homes to his credit, and she was his greatest apprentice. “I designed the inside layout and my Dad came over and helped me with the structural things,’’ Mrs Bassi said. <<>>last_img read more

Asthma pill hailed in early test

first_img 64 Views   no discussions Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Asthma pill hailed in early test by: Associated Free Press – August 8, 2016 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet (File photo)PARIS, France (AFP) — The first new asthma pill in nearly 20 years has led to a sharp improvement in symptoms for chronic sufferers of the disease, according to an early test of the drug.A treatment called fevipiprant eased asthma symptoms, improved lung function, reduced inflammation and repaired the lining of airways, researchers reported on Friday.“This new drug could be a game-changer for future treatment of asthma,” said Chris Brightling, a professor at the University of Leicester, central England, who led the study.Asthma is a long-term disease in which the immune system in the airways goes into overdrive, and wheezing, coughing and restricted breathing are the result.People with chronic asthma can prevent or ease the symptoms by using an inhaler or steroids, but these can have hefty side effects.Fevipiprant seeks to prevent immune cells called eosinophils from moving into the bronchial walls, where they restrict and inflame the airways.In the trial reported in the British journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, researchers enrolled 61 asthmatics and divided them into two groups.One group was given 225mg of the drug twice a day for 12 weeks and the other participants were given a dummy lookalike pill, called a placebo.A key goal was to monitor levels of eosinophils in sputum — a long-used biomarker of asthma.People who do have not have asthma typically have an eosinophil count of less than one percent, while those with moderate-to-severe asthma have a reading of about five percent.Those who took the drug in the experiment and had moderate-to-severe asthma saw their average count of 5.4 percent fall to 1.1 percent over 12 weeks.No adverse effects were reported.Those who took the drug also reported extensive easing of symptoms, the team said.“We already know that using treatments to target eosinophilic airway inflammation can substantially reduce asthma attacks,” Brightling said in a press release issued by the university.“This new treatment, fevipiprant, could likewise help to stop preventable asthma attacks, reduce hospital admissions and improve day-to-day symptoms.”– Test hurdles –Bigger studies are needed before the prototype drug, made by Novartis, can be approved under the three-phase process to test a novel medicine for safety and effectiveness.“More research is needed and we’re a long way off seeing a pill for asthma being made available over the pharmacy counter,” Samantha Walker, director of research at the charity Asthma UK, said through Britain’s Science Media Centre.“But it’s an exciting development and one which, in the long term, could offer a real alternative to current treatments.”Novartis, on its website, says fevipiprant is now in Phase III testing, with a hoped-for date of 2019 for filing for a licence.Around 334 million people have asthma, a figure that inflicts a major burden on economies and health systems, according to a 2014 investigation, the Global Asthma Report.Fourteen percent of the world’s children experience asthma symptoms, it said — a trend that seems to have risen sharply in poor- and middle-income countries in the past couple of decades.Lifestyle and environmental influences, such as tobacco smoke, house dust mites, types of pollen and airborne particulate pollution, are known factors in asthma.But many aspects of the disease are unclear and vulnerability varies greatly according to the individual.last_img read more

2013-14 IFCA Football Academic All-State

first_imgThe 2013-14 Indiana Football Coaches Association District 10 Academic All State.Region 10 Academic All-StateArea players include.Batesville:  Colin Brown, Connor Dickey, Noah Gausman, Zach Hall, Graham Hunter, Cody Reer, Austin Westerfeld, and Ben Wilson.East Central:  Blake Ashcraft and Nathan Kneuven.Milan:  Michael Elmer.South Decatur:  Chris Johannigman.Lawrenceburg:  Jessie Hennies and Alex Orndorf.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Heppner and AD Mark Ferguson.last_img

Vickie Louise Triplett

first_imgVickie Louise Triplett, age 74 of Osgood passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born July 17, 1942 to the late Earl Gordon and Louise Rogers Triplett. For those who knew Vickie, they all realize just how unique, eccentric and caring of an individual she was! She had a huge generous, loving heart … she was known for anonymously sending flowers to her many friends and acquaintances. She also financially supported many charitable causes and also was known for supporting those who may be in need. She wanted no recognition or public acknowledgment for her good deeds.Vickie had received multiple degrees in Library Sciences, International Relations and South Pacific Studies. She had attended Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, the American University in Washington, D.C., the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the University of Hawaii. She worked in the University of Hawaii library department doing research. She was a member of the Osgood United Methodist Church.Survivors include her brother Tom (Sue) Triplett of Denver, Colorado, two nieces, Natalie (Patrick) Love and Jennifer Triplett all of Denver. Two great nieces, Helen and Caroline Love also survive in Denver.A celebration of life will be held Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Neal’s funeral Home with doors opening at 9:00 a.m. . Memorial donations may go to the Osgood UN Methodist Church c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Norwich sign Fer

first_img Fer and Olsson are two of a number of new arrivals at the club with manager Chris Hughton having been on a summer spending spree. Fer’s fellow Holland international Ricky van Wolfswinkel became the club’s record capture at £8.5million while England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond was last week purchased from Birmingham and defender Javier Garrido has signed permanently after a loan from Lazio. Fer, 23, came through the youth ranks at Excelsior before he moved to Feyenoord, making his debut in December 2007 and establishing himself as a regular in the side the following season. He became an integral part of the squad, earning widespread praise, before his move in 2011 to FC Twente and after further impressing there he was on the brink of a switch to Everton in January this year. However, the transfer fell through after a knee problem arose during a medical and the clubs failed to agree on renegotiated terms. Fer represented Holland at all levels from under-17 before making his bow in the senior team in the August 2010 friendly against Ukraine. Fer then made his full senior debut against Turkey in a World Cup qualifier. Norwich have announced the signing of Holland midfielder Leroy Fer from FC Twente on a four-year deal. Fer’s arrival at Carrow Road for an undisclosed fee is the second new signing to be unveiled by the Canaries in three days following the capture of Sweden international Martin Olsson from Blackburn. The club’s official Twitter feed read: “City can confirm Dutch international midfielder Leroy Fer has joined from FC Twente on a 4-year deal, subject to international clearance.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Boy “Surfing” on Parents’ Car Falls, is Run Over

first_imgAuthorities at the California City Police Department say that a 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life, after he fell while “surfing” on top of his parents’ car and was then run over by the car.Officers responded to reports of the child being struck by a vehicle late Friday afternoon.He was taken to a hospital with major injuries and is listed in critical condition.Police are still investigating the incident.last_img