Legislative Update From Indiana Courts

first_imgLandowner immunity for trail access02/02/2018 01:10 PM ESTThe House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1115 authored by Rep. Hamilton and Rep. Culver on landowner immunity for trail access. The bill amends current law to include limitations on a landowner’s liability for an injury to a person or property caused by an act or failure to act of another person using the landowner’s premises for […] Crimes involving synthetic drugs02/02/2018 01:21 PM ESTThe Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 131 on crimes involving synthetic drugs, authored by Sen. Bohacek. The bill makes certain offenses involving synthetic drugs an enhancing circumstance and removes certain misdemeanor prosecutions concerning synthetic drugs and synthetic lookalike drugs from eligibility for conditional discharge. The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council supported the bill. The bill […] Termination of parental rights02/02/2018 01:13 PM ESTThe Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 402 on termination of parental rights, authored by Sen. Becker. The Committee heard the bill for amend and vote only. The bill was amended by consent to remove all provisions of the bill except for the provisions requiring the pre-dispositional report to be made available 48 hours before a hearing.  […] Notarial acts02/02/2018 01:14 PM ESTThe Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 372 authored by Sen. Holdman on notarial acts. This bill makes technical changes to standardize language concerning registration of trademarks and regulation related to notarial acts. It specifies requirements related to notarial acts, including use of electronic documentation and technology for electronic notarial acts and for remote notarial […] Misleading or inaccurate caller identification02/02/2018 01:20 PM ESTThe Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 222 authored by Sen. Head on misleading or inaccurate caller identification. This bill provides that a person who knowingly violates the statute concerning the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information commits a Class A misdemeanor or if the person has a previous unrelated conviction under the […] Creditors’ rights02/02/2018 01:18 PM ESTThe Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 247 on creditors’ rights, authored by Sen. Koch. The bill makes various changes to Medicaid, probate, and trust law relating to creditors’ claims, claims against non-probate transferees, and no contest provisions in wills and trusts. The bill was amended by consent to make numerous amendments to language relating to […] Service animals02/02/2018 01:18 PM ESTThe Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 240 authored by Sen. Leising on service animals. The author clarified that this bill is for emotional support animals not service animals. The bill specifies that a landlord may not ask an individual with a disability who seeks to use an emotional support animal about the existence, nature, […] Delinquent self-storage facility rents02/02/2018 01:09 PM ESTThe House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1194 authored by Rep. Speedy on delinquent self-storage facility rents. The bill amends current law to allow a self-storage facility owner to impose and collect a late fee from renters. This bill also authorizes the facility owner to recover all reasonable costs and expenses of rent collection and lien enforcement. The […] Houses of worship and firearms02/02/2018 01:22 PM ESTThe Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 33 on houses of worship and firearms, authored by Sen. Sandlin. The bill permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm on school property if the person possesses the firearm: (1) as an employee or volunteer of a house of worship located on the school […] Impaired driving offenses02/02/2018 01:12 PM ESTThe Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 404 on impaired driving offenses, authored by Sen. Koch.  The bill does the following: changes the term “under” to “in accordance with” in certain statutes concerning defenses involving the use of valid prescriptions while operating a motor vehicle creates the offense of operating a vehicle while […] Controlled substance dispensing02/02/2018 01:15 PM ESTFor amend and vote only, the Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 339 authored by Sen. Merritt on controlled substance dispensing. The bill requires a pharmacy and pharmacist to sell or dispense a schedule II controlled drug in a lockable vial and bill the drug manufacturer for the cost of the lockable vial. The bill […] Maintaining a common nuisance02/02/2018 01:21 PM ESTThe Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 140 on maintaining a common nuisance, authored by Sen. Young. The bill provides a defense to the crime of maintaining a common nuisance if: (1) the location was not primarily used for specified unlawful acts; (2) the charged offense involves less than a specified quantity of marijuana, […] Asbestos litigation02/02/2018 01:10 PM ESTThe House Judiciary Committee reheard HB 1061 authored by Rep. Lehman and Rep. Torr on asbestos litigation for amend and vote only. The bill specifies the causes of action that may constitute a product liability action. The bill was amended to assign to a study committee the issue of the appropriate statute of repose duration in product […] Office of Judicial Administration02/02/2018 01:19 PM ESTThe Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 238 on the Office of Judicial Administration, authored by Sen. Bray. The bill does the following: changes all references to the Division of State Court Administration and the Judicial Center to the Office of Judicial administration changes all references to the executive director of the Division of State Court Administration […] Immunity for reports of suspected abuse or neglect02/02/2018 01:11 PM ESTFor amend and vote only, the Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 431 authored by Sen. L. Brown on immunity for reports of suspected abuse or neglect. The bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability for a person who assists with or participates, and a health care provider who provides professional intervention in an […] Criminal law matters02/02/2018 01:16 PM ESTThe Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 292 on criminal law matters, authored by Sen. Young. The bill does the following: repeals the offense of auto theft and receiving stolen auto parts provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control of a motor vehicle or a component part of a motor […] Department of Child Services02/02/2018 01:12 PM ESTThe Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 428 authored by Sen. Zay on Department of Child Services (DCS). The bill requires the local school to participate in a case conference in a CHINS case when DCS prepares a pre-disposition report and requires DCS to share drug test results. Two local school representatives discussed […] Children in need of services.02/02/2018 01:14 PM ESTThe Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 381 authored by Sen. Messmer on children in need of services (CHINS). The author explained that when one child in the home is sexually abused, all children in the home are removed; however, if one child is physically abused, not all children are removed. The bill […] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare courts.in.govAttached below is the Legislative Update from Indiana Courts. A new issue is available below, or visit http://indianacourts.us/legislative.Unlawful encroachment by a sex offender    published on 02/02/2018 01:23 PM ESTThe Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 12 on unlawful encroachment by a sex offender, authored by Sen. Bohacek.  The bill provides that a sex offender who establishes a residence: (1) with the intent to reside at the residence; and (2) within a one-mile radius of the residence of the victim of the […] School property and religious institutions02/02/2018 01:15 PM ESTThe Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 295 on school property and religious institutions, authored by Sen. Mrvan.  The bill permits a sex offender to enter school property if: (1) a religious institution or house of worship is located on the school property; (2) the person enters the school property for the sole […]last_img read more


first_imgGREGG CHARGES WINNECKE DONATED $100,000 TO GOVERNOR PENCE RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGNDear City County Observer Readers;In just over a year, the citizens of Indiana will vote for their next governor.I’m counting on the support of voters like you on Election Day, but I’m also going to need the help of strong allies across the state.Mike Pence already has a major ally in Evansville. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has donated over $100,000 to Mike Pence and Republican leadership.Mike Pence needs Lloyd Winnecke in Evansville, and I need Gail Riecken.Evansville is in financial trouble. They have diminishing revenue, rising spending, and a mayor who refuses to admit a problem exists.Evansville is also important to my election, plain and simple. As they say, “As goes Vanderburgh County, so goes Southern Indiana.”Three years ago, we lost Vanderburgh County by only 3,600 votes. But with Gail’s help, we can make up the difference.Not only does Evansville need Gail Riecken as their next mayor, I need Gail Riecken.I need an ally in Southern Indiana. An ally who has fought Mike Pence in the Statehouse and won. An ally who isn’t afraid of standing up and stating what she believes in.  An ally who knows we need real change in the Governor’s office.I’m proud to support Gail Riecken for Mayor of Evansville.Will you support Gail too?In solidarity,John GreggDemocratic Candidate For Governor of IndianaFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Yes Virginia the Musical – Presented by St. Peter’s Youth – December 15

first_imgYes Virginia the Musical is this Friday, December 15th, at 7:30 pm at St. Peters United Methodist Church, 501 E 8th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226.The show is a Christmas Story, leaving the audience with a message about the spirit of Christmas and Santa. It follows a little girl trying to figure out if Santa is real.Throughout the show, she realizes that Santa Claus is as real as the spirit of Christmas.The leads are Virginia (Shea DeMarco) and Ollie (Theo Rowe). James Craver is the Director, and Sarah Lee of St.Peters is the advisor for this show.Tickets are $5.00 for adults, and $3.00 for kids.  All tickets are general admission and sold at the door.last_img read more

Lessons from a leader

first_imgHarvard President Drew Faust offered her perspective on effective leadership during an informal discussion with about 30 Harvard undergraduates on Friday at the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).Addressing the IOP’s Women’s Initiative in Leadership program, Faust offered three principles of great leadership, using examples gleaned from her work as a historian. Connectedness, communication, and the ability to accept responsibility are all vital qualities for effective leaders, said Faust.She said that Bill Clinton, with his powerful ability to connect with people, developed a following of supporters who felt truly engaged. Abraham Lincoln, an exceptional communicator, was a leader whose gift for language enabled him to connect people with “something bigger than themselves.”The best leaders also can shoulder the greatest responsibility. They are willing to say, “I will own this, and I will give of myself for it.”She illustrated her point with a telling anecdote. As the Allied forces prepared to invade Normandy in a monumental effort to break Adolf Hitler’s forces in France during World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Allies’ supreme commander, drafted two communiqués, “one to be used if he succeeded, the other to be used if he failed.”He started the communiqué that would have been used for failure in the passive voice. But then he revised the document, inserting language that made it clear he took full blame.“He essentially wrote the communiqué so that if D-Day failed he would be seen as responsible.”The Women’s Initiative in Leadership program began during the tenure of present U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who was IOP director from 2005 until 2007. Shaheen wanted the program to help undergraduate women augment their skills through workshops and discussions with women leaders. Students apply for the program at the beginning of each semester, and 25-30 undergraduates are selected. Weekly meetings take different forms, including skill sessions in areas such as negotiation and networking.This year’s speakers have included Caroline Light, lecturer on studies of women, gender, and sexuality in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, HKS lecturer Juliette Kayyem, who was assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Sarah Wald, chief of staff in the office of HKS Dean David Ellwood.Organizers thought that hearing from “the premier leader at Harvard” would be an important opportunity, said senior Jyoti Jasrasaria, who serves as the group’s chairperson.Faust also wanted to hear from the audience members. Her broad remarks about leadership “helped us all think about our own role as leaders as well as leadership more broadly, and was really important in fostering a really frank and open discussion. … I think she was a great facilitator … really asking students what they thought,” said Jasrasaria.Faust also fielded questions. The students wanted to know how she copes with self-doubt, her thoughts on the current political climate, and her take on balancing a marriage with a career. They also wondered what she considers some of her biggest Harvard accomplishments.In easing self-doubt, Faust urged the students to turn to trusted mentors, associates, and friends for advice, and to ask questions.“I find that asking questions increases my sense of security … because I feel that I am taking an examined position, a position that is driven by strong analysis.”As an example of her accomplishments as president, Faust said she was proud of updating the University’s governing structure — something that hadn’t changed since its formation in 1650 — by increasing its size, adding committees, and improving its capacity to govern effectively.Student Amanda McGowan asked Faust to name her own most inspiring historical figure. The junior, a history concentrator, was thrilled when the answer matched the name of her own favorite leader, Abraham Lincoln.“I am a longtime fan of President Faust,” said McGowan, “not only because she is an amazing leader on campus, but [she’s a historian] … so hearing that we both have an affinity for President Lincoln was really cool.”For Faust, Lincoln’s use of language, his deft ability to make his enemies his friends, and his capacity to take advantage of critical opportunities rank him at the top.Responding to a student worried about what lies ahead after graduation, Faust urged them all to “take a risk.” Instead of being weighed down by fear about next steps, she encouraged them to “see it as a time of experimentation, and opportunity.”last_img read more

Southern Ski Cheat Sheet

first_img Tom Terrific at Sugar Mountain Resort is one of the steepest runs in the South. Winterplace Resort does not groom Turkey Chute, providing a rare bump run in the South. Appalachian Ski Mountain has the best post-work shred fest. Extra Credit: Where is the best post-work shred-fest to be found?A: Appalachian Ski Mountain.This small, local-heavy resort in North Carolina’s High Country runs their lifts from 5pm until midnight every Friday and Saturday in January and February. Appalachian has one of the most progressive terrain park scenes in the South, and draws a strong university crowd from nearby Appalachian State. Which Southern resort has the most gladed tree skiing? Or the steepest black diamond? Contrary to popular belief, Southern Appalachia actually does have high quality ski terrain. Bumps, trees, jaw-dropping steeps, sick man-made features…all the expert terrain people feel compelled to head West for can be found right here at home. You just have to know where to look. So, where are the moguls? The happening apres-ski scene? The tree runs? Here’s a short quiz to see if you know where the toughest terrain in the South resides.1. True or False: There are no lift-served tree runs in the southeast.False. You can find tree skiing in abundance at West Virginia’s Timberline Resort. The family-run mountain has always had legitimate fall line tree skiing, with a couple of designated gladed runs labeled on the map and plenty of locals-only stashes with tight, steep lines. But last summer, a dozen local patrollers and skiers took Timberline’s “sticks” to the next level by spending several weekends cleaning tree islands between popular blue runs, tripling Timberline’s gladed portfolio.“We had several chainsaws working at once, putting in 120 volunteer hours this summer,” says J.R. Nolan, an expert tree skier who runs Timberline’s mountain bike program during the summer.The result is a portfolio of professionally designed gladed runs, easily the most extensive tree skiing at any resort in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. And these aren’t spruce-choked tree runs with super tight lines; these are wide-open glades with multiple options, most of which are sandwiched between intermediate runs, so the pitches aren’t too steep.“I spent 15 years at Breckenridge and have skied all over, and these trees are as good as anything else I’ve found,” Nolan says.While most resorts in our region do their best to minimize access to trees due to liability fears, Timberline has embraced its natural terrain.“The difference is we’re privately owned, so we don’t have bean counters and lawyers to answer to,” Nolan says. “The resort is run by skiers, not a corporation.”For a long, consistent run in the trees, check out the newly gladed tree island between Almost Heaven and Thunder. For the steepest woods at the resort, go to Cherry Glades, one of the resort’s original glades that’s been reworked into 800 vertical feet of expert terrain.Local’s Tip: It’s going to sound obvious, but you have to ski the whites between the trees. So often, people obsess about the trees in their way. It’s called target fixation, and it typically ends badly. Try to ignore the trees and visualize the white line down the mountain. There’s more open space than you realize.For more information about Timberline Resort, check out http://basecamp.blueridgeoutdoors.com/?p=25552. Fill in the Blank: The steepest terrain in the southeast is found at _________ and _________.A: Sugar Mountain Resort and Snowshoe Mountain Resort North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain tops out at 5,300 feet and has a total vertical drop of 1,200 vertical feet, one of the longest cumulative drops of any resort in the Southeast. But vertical drop alone doesn’t belie a slope’s steepness. For that, you have to look at the slope’s actual grade or pitch. That’s where Sugar shines, with three black diamond runs beginning a mile high in elevation with pitches greater than 40 percent. Both Boulderdash and Whoopdedoo have the steepest stretches of skiable terrain on the mountain with pitches that max out at 48 percent, and Tom Terrific comes in a close second with a 45 percent stretch.To put this in perspective, at most Western resorts, slopes are given black diamond status when they begin to tip 40 percent in grade, which puts all three of Sugar’s expert-only slopes squarely in legitimate black diamond territory. The slopes are so steep, Sugar has to hook their snow cats up to winches in order to groom the most vertical pitches.“Boulderdash and Whoopdedoo are both straight fall line slopes,” says Kim Jochl, a former member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team who now runs the marketing program at Sugar. “They don’t curve around the mountain, they go straight down it.”Snowshoe Mountain, in West Virginia, has a few different slopes that measure in the low 40s, but their toughest run, Lower Shay’s Revenge, has been measured at a 53 percent pitch, making it the single steepest run in our region. For a bit of comparison, consider Tuckerman Ravine, a ski mecca in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that’s famous for its sustained steep pitches of 55 degrees.3. True or False: Southern ski resorts groom their slopes so often, moguls are never allowed to form.False.At least, that’s false for Winterplace Resort in West Virginia. Winterplace doesn’t get the attention of some of the bigger resorts in the Mountain State, but one thing the smaller resort can hold over its contemporaries is Turkey Chute, perhaps the sweetest mogul run below the Mason Dixon. While most Southern ski slopes pride themselves on consistently grooming all their runs, creating a more family friendly environment, Winterplace prefers not to touch the expert-only Turkey Chute with a groomer unless absolutely necessary.“We let it bump up early in the season and we won’t groom it unless it’s really nasty,” says Tom Peterson, director of Winterplace’s ski school. Not only does Winterplace let Turkey Chute evolve into a mogul run every winter, the resort purposely crafts the moguls, one line at a time.“We get the best guys from ski school and ski patrol out there early to set a pattern of good bumps,” Peterson says. “Moguls can be fun, or they can suck. It all depends on who sets them. If you get a bunch of people in there just hitting the breaks, there won’t be any rhythm to the run.”But if the bumps are set with purpose, a pattern emerges and a good skier or boarder can tap into the flow that only bumps can offer.  The result of all that hard work on the part of the patrollers is 400 vertical feet of bumpy goodness with killer flow, dropping off the north face of Winterplace between two islands of trees. Even with the tree cover, you’re still within sight line of the lift, so your skills are on display for all the gapers on high.Local’s Tip: Understanding how to pick a line and stick with it is key, but it takes lots of mileage to ski bumps well. Maintaining contact with the snow is paramount. Once you start to get air between your skis and the snow, you’ve lost control and it won’t end well. Winterplace offers bump lessons on request if you want to learn how to style Turkey Chute.For more information about Winterplace Ski Resort, check out http://basecamp.blueridgeoutdoors.com/?p=25594. Essay: Seven Springs Resort has the most progressive terrain park in the region. Explain why.A: Because Seven Springs has not one park, not two parks, but six distinct terrain parks with more than 50 different freestyle features. The parks include kid-friendly fun hits to The Spot, a full-featured expert-only park famous for its triple-line jump, urban rail, and super pipe. Quantity aside, what sets Seven Springs’ freestyle terrain apart from the competition is the level of professionalism involved in creating and maintaining the features.“Seven Springs is willing to devote a lot of resources to their park,” says Bruce Persinger, a videographer who films at Seven Springs often. “They’ve got guys on staff building in the off season, and half a dozen groomers working full time during the winter to keep every single feature in top notch shape. The management team wants every feature, even the ride-on rail in the kiddie park, to look like it’s straight out of a magazine photo shoot.”The attention to detail has paid off. For two years in a row, they’ve been voted by national snowboard magazines as the best terrain park on the East Coast, besting bigger name resorts in the Northeast. The park crew is so talented and highly regarded, they were invited to build a unique feature at Snowboard Magazine’s Superpark at Oregon’s Mount Bachelor Resort, an honor bestowed on only a handful of park builders.Seven Springs’ signature feature would have to be their Super Pipe, a 550-foot-long half pipe with 18-foot walls, similar to the dimensions found at the half-pipes at the center of X Games competitions.5. Where’s the most promising apres-ski scene in the South?A: Devils Backbone Brewery, Wintergreen Resort, Va. Legitimate ski bars in the South can be tough to find. There are plenty of bars near our slopes, but none of them make you feel like you’re in an ‘80s ski movie. Enter the Devils Backbone Brewpub, which sits at the base of Wintergreen Resort, not 20 minutes from your last run, and was built to feel like a ski chalet stuck in the Rocky Mountains with big timbers and beams, three grand fireplaces, and animal mounts on the walls.“I got into brewing because of skiing,” says owner Steve Crandall, going on to detail a European ski trip during the ‘80s that changed his life. “I’m in the Italian Alps, skiing these beautiful mountains, and what makes the biggest impression? The beer. I took my first sip of the crisp hefeweizen they serve over there, and I had an epiphany. For the next 20 years, when my family and I skied out West, I hunted for the best breweries.”Crandall’s Colorado-inspired brewpub has become the go-to destination for post-Wintergreen ski days, serving upscale pub grub and clean, Germanic style beers to a standing room only crowd sporting ski jackets and windburn. The location and style of the brewpub help attract a crowd, but the award-winning brew is the real draw here. Devils Backbone won the World Beer Cup in 2010, besting 1,000 international breweries in the brewpub category. They’ve won more medals in their two years than any other Mid-Atlantic brewery. Devils Backbone beer is so well respected, they’re expanding with a production brewery that will enable them to produce 10,000 barrels and distribute throughout Virginia next year.But don’t show up after a ski session looking for any trendy seasonal brews. “That flavored stuff is really popular, but that’s not what we do,” Crandall says. “We’re a traditional brewery. None of that pumpkin stuff.”last_img read more

Berger, Thaler named top lobbyists by The Hill

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler Wednesday were named top association lobbyists for 2015 by The Hill, a daily newspaper for and about Congress.According to The Hill, Berger and Thaler “work to ensure that credit unions retain a seat at the table as Washington debates a host of legislative and regulatory issues involving the financial sector.”Berger says all honors grow from the all-around team effort of NAFCU’s staff and members. “The credit for this recognition really goes to our entire government affairs team who put so much work on Capitol Hill and with the administration and at all the regulatory agencies,” said Berger. “In addition, I want to show my appreciation to our politically active members that support NAFCU’s legislative and regulatory efforts with their grassroots activities.”This is the 13th consecutive year that Berger has been named to the list and the eighth year for Thaler. continue reading »last_img read more

Brisbane home features three levels with the creative inclusion of sub-levels

first_img121 Martha St, Camp HillThis architecturally designed home at 121 Martha St, Camp Hill is a family sanctuary.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom property, on an elevated block, has plenty of style and space.Ray White Stones Corner selling agent Ben Cannon said the house was a testament to good workmanship.“It has shown that through quality construction, a home can last and continue to deliver over time,” Mr Cannon said.FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. 121 Martha St, Camp HillThe backyard is perfect for children as it is low maintenance and child-friendly, and there is an integrated spa.The bedrooms are of a decent size and all have built-in wardrobes. The master ensuite has a walk-in robe with private access to the deck. The spacious interior at 121 Martha St, Camp HillThe new owners can enjoy the home’s polished timber floors, plenty of storage and airconditioning throughout.Mr Cannon said the contemporary residence was set over three levels with the creative inclusion of sub-levels.“By design you and your family will spread out and appreciate an enviable lifestyle whether entertaining or enjoying quiet family time,” he said. 121 Martha St, Camp HillHe said the home was ready to be enjoyed and would appeal to families.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: BrookfieldMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The house features a contemporary open-plan design, zoned living/dining areas and a projector and movie screen for those times you can’t wait to come home to kick back and relax. 121 Martha St, Camp HillWith a covered alfresco area at the back, there’s plenty of opportunity to entertain friends and family all year round.The double garage has a home office/gym and there is plenty of off-street parking.The property is close to shops, schools and is just a quick drive to the airport.last_img read more

Keppel reports jump in profit

first_imgImage courtesy of KeppelSingapore’s Keppel Corporation reported an 11 percent increase in the nine-month profit year-on-year. According to the company’s report, the profit for the first nine months of 2017 was at S$712 million ($522.8), up from the S$641 million for the first nine months of 2016.Despite the continuing downturn in the offshore business, the Offshore & Marine division was able to break even on the back of contributions from associates and decisive rightsizing efforts.In the year to date, the division has secured new contracts of about S$1 billion, mainly for newbuild dredgers and LNG-related vessels, as well as the conversion of floating production storage offloading units.For the third quarter, the company reported a 29 percent jump in profit to S$291 million from S$225 million in the corresponding quarter a year before.Keppel’s revenue for the nine-month period was  8 percent below that of the corresponding period in 2016, reaching S$4.42 billion, the company said.1 SGD = 0.734099 USDlast_img read more

Koulibaly: How Sarri benched me after attending son’s birth

first_imgKalidou Koulibaly has told an incredible story detailing how Maurizio Sarri ordered to him to join up with the Napoli first-team hours after attending the birth of his – only to place him on the substitutes bench. Back in January 2016, the Senegalese defender received a call from his wife Charline telling him she was going into labour ahead of the game against Sassuolo. He was scared to answer it to begin with because of how “intense” Sarri can be but mustered up the courage and told his manager of his situation. After initially saying he couldn’t leave to see the birth of his son, Sarri gave in but ordered him to return and stressed how much he needed him. Recalling the events in The Players’ Tribune, Koulibaly said: “Sarri looks at me and says, “No, no, no. I need you tonight, Kouli. I really need you. You can’t go.” “I say, “This is the birth of my son, Mister. You can do whatever you want to me. Fine me, suspend me, I don’t care. I am going.” “Sarri looks so stressed, and he is smoking his cigarette. Smoking, smoking, thinking … then finally he says, “O.K., O.K., you can go to the clinic. But you have to be back for the match tonight. I need you, Kouli!”” The former Genk centre-back was there to see his son arrive into the world and got permission of his other half to head back to the Stadio San Paolo. But then when he returned, much to his disbelief, Sarri had him down as a substitute on the team line-up. “I am getting ready to play, and Sarri comes into the dressing room and puts up the team sheet. And I am looking… looking… looking,” Koulibaly added. “My number is not there. I said, “Mister! Are you kidding me?” He said, “What? It is my choice.” “I said, “Mister! My son! My wife! I left them! You said you needed me!” He said, “Yes, we need you on the bench.” read also: Sarri:  I can handle Juve pressure despite suffering two defeats  Just incredible. Koulibaly came off the bench for a 22 minute in a 3-1 win for Napoli but you can understand his frustration. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

New app can provide earthquake warnings

first_imgShakeAlertLA enforces greater safety precautions during earthquakes by sending “limited public notifications” to users seconds before the disaster. (Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan)Angelenos may now receive early warnings for earthquakes by using the ShakeAlertLA app, which launched Dec. 31, according to LA Curbed.According to the California Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey, California is ranked the second-most seismic state in the country. In its U.S. National Seismic Hazard Model update last year, the U.S. Geological Survey found that there is at least a 74 percent chance that California will experience earthquake damage in the next century. ShakeAlertLA notifies users seconds before an earthquake hits. Additionally, the app also records recent earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 3.0 and lists the proper protocol used to recover from an earthquake or prepare for one.According to ShakeAlertLA’s website, the app plans to send “limited public notifications,” alerting communities about earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.0 or higher. These notifications will alert users in a similar fashion to Amber alerts.The Annenberg Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey and AT&T collaborated to launch the app, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti overseeing the development. Steven Goldfarb, fire safety and emergency planning specialist at USC, was involved in the beta testing — or the initial product testing — of the app. Goldfarb said that ShakeAlertLA will allow people to take quick, direct action to avoid injury and other potential damage.“Trains can be slowed down, fire station doors can be automated to open and hazardous activities could be stopped before the shaking begins,” Goldfarb said. Marshall Rogers-Martinez, a doctoral student in geological sciences, recently served as a teaching assistant of a USC course on earthquakes. Rogers-Martinez said that he has had previous experiences using the app in its beta form while visiting the Southern California Earthquakes Center.When he first tested the beta form, he found that the app alerts users when an inputted location undergoes a P wave — the first set of seismic energy to hit a location. “I’ve been in the SCEC office during a Shake Alert, and it was really cool,”  Rogers-Martinez said. “[The alert] showed an animation of the P wave emanating from the source overlaid on a regional map.” He said the app has the potential to make a difference, especially in local communities where buildings may be more susceptible to earthquake-induced damages.According to the Los Angeles Times, the city is home to 13,500 soft story buildings that could be susceptible to strong shaking during an earthquake. There are also approximately 1,000 inadequately reinforced concrete buildings that could face similar issues during an earthquake.“I think it’s really great that Angelenos will finally have access to an earthquake early warning system,” Rogers-Martinez said. “It has the potential to save lives.” However, the app does have some limitations it has yet to address. As with any notification, users will not receive alerts if their phones are off during the earthquake. The proximity of an earthquake may also cause further limitations, SCEC Associate Director Mark Benthien said.“If you’re very close [to the earthquake], you may feel it before you get the alert,” Benthien said.last_img read more