CDC: Do Not Travel For Thanksgiving

first_imgCropped vxla / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 WASHINGTON – One week before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising Americans not to travel for the holiday.The agency made the comments during a conference call on Thursday.The recommendation comes, as Coronavirus cases surge throughout the United States.The CDC says traveling right now could spread the virus from one part of the country to another. But for those who are still planning to travel, the CDC urges people to wear masks, social distance and wash your hands. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Learn More →

Spanish Police Arrest 29 In Drug Bust

first_imgBy Dialogo August 03, 2009 Spanish police arrested 29 people, the majority of them members of one clan, for allegedly distributing cocaine in the southern city of Jerez de la Frontera, police spokesmen said. The gang obtained the cocaine in Madrid from several Colombians, who were also arrested in the operation. Two other suspects have been charged with covering up the gang’s activities, police said. More than 100 police officers took part in “Operation Corralito,” conducting 16 searches, 10 of which were simultaneous. Officers seized more than three kilos of cocaine, 11 vehicles, two pistols, more than 20,000 euros (about $28,000) in cash and a large quantity of jewelry. The first phase of the operation was carried out in early July, when investigators found out that the gang had shipped two kilos of cocaine from Madrid. Police learned that two Colombians arrived in Jerez from Madrid for a meeting with buyers on July 7. All the people involved in the deal were arrested when the drugs changed hands. Drugs were found in a vehicle belonging to one of the Colombians, leading to the arrests of nine suspects, police said. The 16 searches were conducted in the second phase of the operation, resulting in the dismantling of three sites used to distribute small amounts of cocaine, police said. Officers arrested 20 suspects in the second phase of the operation, including the gang’s leaders, and seized more property.last_img read more

Learn More →

California Is Trying to Jump-Start the Hydrogen Economy

first_imgHydrogen-powered vehicles are similar to electric cars. But unlike electric cars, which have large batteries, these cars have hydrogen tanks and fuel cells that turn the gas into electricity. The cars refuel and accelerate quickly, and they can go for several hundred miles on a full tank. They emit only water vapor, which makes them appealing to California cities that are trying to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.“Almost any objective analysis for getting to zero emissions includes hydrogen,” said Jack Brouwer, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine.Mr. Brouwer does not think hydrogen will become the dominant energy source soon, but he argues that it has great potential as a fuel for vehicles, power plants and appliances. Hydrogen, he said, will complement the use of lithium-ion batteries, solar panels, wind turbines and natural gas.U.C. Irvine has experimented with hydrogen for years and formed partnerships with local governments and major corporations to popularize its use in Southern California.Just over a decade ago, Tim Brown worked on gasoline systems at General Motors. He went back to school in 2004, studied hydrogen with Mr. Brouwer and “became a believer.”Five years after earning his doctorate in 2008, he founded First Element Fuel, which operates 21 hydrogen fueling stations, including a four-pump unit at an Arco gas station in Fountain Valley, about a 10-minute drive from U.C. Irvine. The company plans to build up to 80 stations across the state, under the brand name True Zero. That’s a common complaint. Because of the paucity of hydrogen pumps, car owners often wait in line. But unlike battery-powered electric cars, which can require 45 minutes to several hours to fully charge, hydrogen cars, like gasoline ones, fill up in less than 10 minutes and are good for 300 miles or more on a full tank.Some proponents of hydrogen think its biggest use will be in larger vehicles. Among them is SunLine Transit, which serves Palm Springs and other cities in Riverside County.The transit system has 17 hydrogen buses and is planning to add 10 in the next year. SunLine used more than $27 million in grants over the last 10 years to buy the vehicles and equipment to produce hydrogen, which it makes with the help of electricity from the grid and solar panels. The transit agency already sells compressed natural gas, which fuels most of its buses, to commercial and government agencies, and it plans to sell hydrogen, too.Lauren Skiver, the chief executive and general manager of SunLine, said that she had invited other transit agencies and utilities to see just how far hydrogen had come but that she had often met with disbelief and ambivalence.“We try to meet with them all the time: ‘Look what we’re doing on hydrogen,’” Ms. Skiver said. “They’re not interested at all.” IRVINE, Calif. — Since President George W. Bush fueled a minivan with hydrogen 15 years ago, the promise of cars and trucks powered by the fuel has come up mostly empty.That hydrogen pump, in Washington, closed long ago. But in California, the beginnings of a hydrogen economy may finally be dawning after many fits and starts.- Advertisement – Other states are much further behind. A vast majority of the country’s hydrogen fueling stations and vehicles are in California. – Advertisement – One recent afternoon, Karen Harelson pulled up to the Arco station in her Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen-powered sedan that she bought two years ago. “I personally don’t think they should make another car without it,” said Ms. Harelson, 66, a retired professor at Golden West College. “It’s the best car I’ve ever had. The problem is, there’s just not enough stations around.” Some energy executives said they expected investment in hydrogen to accelerate under President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., who made climate change a big part of his campaign and proposed a $2 trillion plan to tackle the problem.- Advertisement – A recent McKinsey & Company study estimated that the hydrogen economy could generate $140 billion in annual revenue by 2030 and support 700,000 jobs. The study projected that hydrogen could meet 14 percent of total American energy demand by 2050.The use of hydrogen, the lightest and most abundant substance in the universe, is still in its infancy, and California is determined to be its cradle in the United States, with $20 million in annual funding from the California Energy Commission through vehicle license fees. California will have spent about $230 million on hydrogen projects by the end of 2023. The state now has roughly 40 fueling stations, with dozens more under construction. While those numbers are tiny compared with the 10,000 gasoline stations across the state, officials have high hopes.With about 7,500 hydrogen vehicles on the road, an aggressive state program of incentives and subsidies from cap-and-trade dollars envisions 50,000 hydrogen light-duty vehicles by middecade and a network of 1,000 hydrogen stations by 2030. The infrastructure required for producing, transporting and dispensing the gas alone will cost about $10 billion, according to California hydrogen researchers, who expect both private and government investment. There is good reason for skepticism.While there have been many technical advances, hydrogen is still expensive to make and transport. Fuel-cell vehicles also cost more than comparable electric cars. A Toyota Mirai sells for nearly $60,000 before subsidies. A Tesla Model 3 starts at about $38,000 before subsidies. Then there is the chicken-or-egg issue of trying to get people to buy hydrogen vehicles before there is a comprehensive fueling infrastructure. Critics, including Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, point out that hydrogen’s promoters have long failed to deliver on their promises.In his 2003 State of the Union address, President Bush said that “the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen and pollution free.” Those hopes were propelled mainly by the rising cost of oil and natural gas at the time. After a boom in hydraulic fracturing helped drive down energy prices, hydrogen took a back seat.Still, hydrogen’s potential continues to entice governments, researchers and corporations. Countries like France, Germany, China, Australia, South Korea and Japan have invested tens of billions of dollars in hydrogen, in part to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and to address climate change.Toyota, Hyundai, Daimler and several other automakers are betting on hydrogen cars and trucks. And Shell is building hydrogen stations in Europe and California.The best use for hydrogen, some experts argue, is to power trucks, buses and airplanes. That’s because the fuel packs energy in a smaller and lighter package than the current generation of batteries, leaving more room for cargo and passengers. Hyundai is prepared to introduce the first mass-produced heavy-duty fuel-cell truck in a few months. Toyota, which has been testing fuel-cell trucks at the Port of Los Angeles since 2017, recently said it would develop heavy-duty fuel-cell trucks for North America. Dozens of hydrogen buses are lumbering down city streets, while more and larger fueling stations are appearing from San Diego to San Francisco, financed by the state and federal governments. With the costs of producing and shipping hydrogen coming down, California is setting ambitious goals to phase out vehicles that run on fossil fuels in favor of batteries and hydrogen. Large auto and energy companies like Toyota Motor and Royal Dutch Shell have committed to supplying more cars and fueling stations.“In past cycles, there was always something missing,” said Matthew Blieske, Shell’s global hydrogen product manager. “There was a policy missing, or the technology wasn’t quite ready, or people were not so serious about decarbonization. We don’t see those barriers anymore.” Hydrogen poses a long-term threat to oil companies because it could compete with diesel and jet fuel. That is also why many large European oil and gas companies, like Shell and BP, have sought to make hydrogen part of a transition to a lower-carbon future.Most hydrogen today is extracted from natural gas in a process that requires a lot of energy and emits carbon dioxide. But combined with carbon capture and sequestration, the process can be environmentally viable.Over time, government officials and researchers expect most hydrogen to be made without emissions. The cleanest hydrogen production comes from using renewable electricity to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. The equipment to do that is expensive, but costs have been falling in recent years, especially as wind and solar energy become the cheapest ways to generate electricity. – Advertisement – “We see hydrogen as an energy vector of the future,” said Michael Graff, chief executive of America Air Liquide Holdings.The hydrogen business may be in its infancy, but interest in it is robust and growing, said Michael Webber, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Texas at Austin and chief science and technology officer at Engie, a French energy company.“The customers for hydrogen are there,” Mr. Webber said. “They’re just waiting for the hydrogen to show up.”Ivan Penn reported from Irvine, and Clifford Krauss from Houston. European oil companies are also investing in renewables so they could, eventually, pair hydrogen production with solar and wind farms.“The oil companies are very well positioned to play in this,” said Joan Ogden, an energy researcher at the University of California, Davis. “They know how to make molecules at large scale better than anybody, they already use a lot of hydrogen in oil refining, and they are used to supplying transportation fuels.”Businesses are exploring other approaches, too.Air Liquide, a French company, is building a $150 million plant outside Las Vegas that will turn biogas from decomposed organic waste into hydrogen, which it plans to sell in California. The plant will begin operations late next year. Air Liquide is building another plant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls to supply the Northeast.last_img read more

Learn More →

Matthew Upson reveals the two mistakes Unai Emery made after replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Matthew Upson reveals the two mistakes Unai Emery made after replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal Unai Emery has been told the two mistakes he made after joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal defender Matthew Upson has revealed the two mistakes Unai Emery made after replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.Spanish manager Emery joined the Gunners in the summer of 2018 after Wenger’s lengthy and successful reign at the club came to an end.Much was expected of the former PSG and Sevilla boss but Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season and lost the Europa League final to fail to qualify for the Champions League. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 Nov 2019 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kSharescenter_img Leicester 2- 0 Arsenal: Unai Emery post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:35FullscreenLeicester 2- 0 Arsenal: Unai Emery post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/leicester-2-0-arsenal-unai-emery-post-match-press-conference-2045626/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Asked whether Emery has lost the dressing room at Arsenal, Upon responded: ‘Maybe, maybe that’s the case, maybe there’s already a loss of belief or whatever it may be in the manager.‘Emery came to the club and he tried to change things, he tried to be more disciplined. Again you have to look at the recruitment, don’t you?‘To spend what they have spent on an attacking wide player, with the other issues that need to be addressed in the team…More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I thought he had a decent first season. At the end of last season you thought: “You have to progress next season” but I don’t think they have.’Next Saturday, Emery’s struggling Arsenal team welcome relegation-battlers Southampton to the Emirates.The Saints travel to north London sitting second from bottom in the Premier League and having lost six of their last seven matches.MORE: Arsene Wenger’s old staff ‘shocked’ by Sanllehi and Edu’s Arsenal changes The Gunners were beaten by Leicester City before the international break (Picture: Getty)After 12 league games of the 2019-20 campaign, Arsenal find themselves eight points adrift of the top-four and without a win since early October.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEmery is under immense scrutiny at the Emirates and Upson believes the manager made a mistake by spending over £70million on Nicolas Pepe in the summer while failing to substantially bolster the team’s defensive options.And the former Arsenal, West Ham and England defender has also criticised Emery for attempting to change the Gunners’ ingrained style over the past 16 months.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘A loss to Southampton [following the international break leaves [Emery] in real limbo because I think he’s struggling,’ Upson said BBC Radio 5 Live.‘I was at Leicester [before the international break] and I saw a really poor performance from Arsenal.‘It was almost like they tried to cater to not get beat at Leicester who were on top form, and this is Arsenal, and never really got any kind of grip of the game.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Learn More →

Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Support Community Revitalization Efforts Across Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 17, 2016 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of nearly $2.6 million in funding through the Keystone Communities program to support fourteen community revitalization projects all across the commonwealth.“Supporting initiatives that encourage revitalization and business development in our communities is critically important to the economic prosperity of Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Sometimes all it takes is one project to be the catalyst for change within an entire community and we believe the public-private commitments announced today will spark statewide transformation.”Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life.The commonwealth strongly encourages community-based organizations, public agencies, business leaders, private developers, financial institutions, and private citizens to work in partnership with local government to develop a comprehensive approach to address community development and housing needs. These partnerships can and will create more attractive places to live and will encourage business and job expansion and retention in Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget supports an increase of $8.65 million for the Keystone Communities program to encourage further revitalization throughout Pennsylvania.For more information about the Keystone Communities program visit www.newPA.com.MEDIA CONTACT: Lyndsay Kensinger, 717.783.1132Following is a list of approved Keystone Communities projects:StatewideSelf Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania: $400,000 to continue implementing their state-wide accessible housing modifications program. The funds will support modifications to approximately 24 homes.Allegheny CountyUrban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh: $80,000 for planning in the business district including data collection and property evaluation, development of streetscape guidelines to meet the needs of a 21st century corridor, and development of a strategy to improve the accessibility of the commercial corridor for individuals with disabilities.Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh: $77,200 to administer development activities for the Warrington Avenue, East Ohio Street, and Oakland business districts.Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation: $50,000 to continue a façade renovation program in the Main Street designated district to assist with downtown revitalization.Butler CountyButler County Redevelopment Authority: $500,000 for renovation of the historic Kaufman House which will be revitalized into a boutique hotel and restaurant. Butler County Community College intends to use the restaurant for internship/externship opportunities for its hospitality management program.Clearfield CountyClearfield Revitalization Corporation: $50,000 to continue the façade improvement program and help restore a minimum of ten storefronts.Luzerne CountyCity of Hazleton: $500,000 to support Phase I of the City Arts Center renovations and façade improvements. Phase II will include further renovations to the first and second floors to be used for classroom, studio, and exhibit space, as well as exterior renovations, outdoor stage construction, and ADA entry modifications. It is anticipated that ten buildings will be renovated with the façade component of the funding.Montgomery CountyArdmore Business District Authority/Ardmore Initiative: $18,363 to conduct a market study and strategic plan to assist with the development of new business recruitment efforts.Northampton CountyGreater Easton Development Partnership: $300,000 to complete multi-phase construction of the year-round indoor public market at the former Weller Center site. Completion will house 25 independent food and retail businesses.Northumberland CountyCoal Township: $61,250 to assist with the demolition of the former St. Anthony’s Parochial School building on Webster Street which presents an immediate risk to neighboring residents and is beyond preservation. Once demolished, the Township will prepare the site for future community use.Philadelphia CountyCity of Philadelphia: $241,000 to support accessible housing modifications within the county as part of Philadelphia’s Adaptive Modification Program. The funds will support modifications to approximately 40 homes.City of Philadelphia: $150,000 to revitalize at least 20 commercial façades within several Philadelphia neighborhood commercial corridors.Schuylkill CountySchuylkill YMCA: $97,516 to complete renovations at the North Center Street facility in Pottsville. Improvements to include lighting upgrades, installation of new gymnasium flooring to improve program safety, modernization and access improvements to locker rooms, and lighting upgrades.Westmoreland CountyLatrobe Community Revitalization Program Inc.: $50,000 to complete approximately 10 façade rehabilitation projects in the downtown district.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Support Community Revitalization Efforts Across Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Learn More →

Gov. Wolf Puts Statewide COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts in Effect, Stresses Need for Every Pennsylvanian to Take Action to Stop the Spread

first_imgGov. Wolf Puts Statewide COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts in Effect, Stresses Need for Every Pennsylvanian to Take Action to Stop the Spread March 16, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Office of Administration will provide a message to all commonwealth employees regarding telework.Individuals will be instructed to work from home if feasible.The commonwealth is authorizing a 10 workday paid absence for individuals who don’t have telework capabilities.Commonwealth facilities that provide essential services will remain open.County-administered facilities will follow the same procedures as those of the state.The Department of Health stressed the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.Clean surfaces frequently.If you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, GraphicsFor the daily COVID-19 Report, visit here.For all press releases regarding coronavirus, please visit here.Find the latest information on the coronavirus here.Photos of the state’s lab in Exton are available for download and use here.Coronavirus and preparedness graphics are available here near the bottom of the page: On.pa.gov/coronavirusCommunity preparedness and procedures materials are available here. Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today announced that mitigation efforts put into effect over the past few days in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Allegheny counties will now be in effect statewide, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, March 17.“Earlier today, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut imposed similar restrictions, and I thank the residents of these states for joining Pennsylvania in working together to halt the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “I know the next few weeks will be challenging. There is no reason to be fearful, or to panic, but we need to take this disease seriously. Please, stay home. Make as few in-person contacts as you can.”Guidance previously announced for Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Allegheny counties will now expand statewide as of 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, continuing for 14 days. This guidance applies to all 67 counties in the commonwealth.Gov. Wolf is permitted under law to enforce closures; however, the governor’s approach is to reinforce that it is incumbent on all of us to help mitigate the spread, knowing that compliance can help to protect customers, employees, and the community. The administration supports local law enforcement, permitting entities, and local officials to enforce if needed. The governor does not want to expend valuable resources from the state police and PA National Guard because irresponsible people choose not to do the right thing.Statewide Mitigation Efforts beginning at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, March 17 include: All restaurants and bars close their dine-in facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue to do so but eating and drinking inside restaurants and bars is temporarily prohibited.A no-visitor policy for correctional facilities and nursing homes has been implemented and will be evaluated for other facilities.Freedom of travel will remain, but all Pennsylvanians are asked to refrain from non-essential travel.All child care centers licensed by the commonwealth close as of Tuesday, March 17 and will be re-evaluated at the conclusion of the 14-day statewide closures. Philadelphia County families should check with their child care facilities to determine status of business operations.Adult day care centers, adult training facilities, Provocations facilities, LIFE centers and Senior Community Centers close beginning Tuesday, March 17 and will be re-evaluated at the conclusion of the 14-day statewide closures.Essential State, County, and Municipal services will be open: police, fire, emergency medical services, sanitation, and essential services for vulnerable populations.Supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations will remain open. The administration issued guidance for non-essential businesses, such as gyms, movie theaters and shopping malls during county-specific mitigation periods to protect employees, customers, and suppliers and limit the spread of the virus through personal contact and surfaces. Additional statewide business guidance is forthcoming.Governor Tom Wolf announced on March 13 that all K-12 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced on March 13 that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16.The Wolf Administration strongly encourages the suspension of large gatherings, events, conferences of more than 10 people, and per White House guidelines, ask that individuals and groups cancel any gatherings planned over the next eight weeks.The Wolf Administration encourages religious leaders to exercise discretion in order to mitigate the spread of illness.Restricted visitors in state centers to ensure health and safety for individuals with an intellectual disability.Restricted visitors in assisted living and personal care homes to minimize exposure to our seniors and individuals with disabilities.Commonwealth Employeeslast_img read more

Learn More →

North vs South wars: Brisbane

first_imgWhat’s behind the territorial wars in Australia’s capital cities? In the next installment of our North vs South series we take a look at Brisbane.There couldn’t possibly be a suburban battle for supremacy in the sunny capital city of the Sunshine State … could there?While arguably not as acute as the north-south divides of its southern rivals, Brisbane natives do enjoy a good-natured ribbing of each other’s postcode, reports long-time property market observer Roger Clark.Indooroopilly is considered more west than north.Clark happily lives in Indooroopilly, a riverside suburb 7km west of the city’s centre. While the suburb is on the northern side of the Brisbane River – which runs from the west to the east – it doesn’t run in a straight line.This means suburbs that fall on the north of the river but west of Brisbane’s CBD, don’t see themselves as ‘northerners’ but as westerners, Clark explains.And then there are the eastern bay dwellers.Oh, and throw in a few suburban rings.Check out the rivalries in other capitals…North vs South wars: SydneyNorth vs South wars: MelbourneNorth vs South wars: AdelaideBrisbanites show loyaltyMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoWith all these local territorial factors, Clark says Brisbane’s simple north-south rivalry is probably less pronounced than it is in Melbourne or Sydney.“As far as I am concerned, as a real estate agent of about 40 years, there is nothing much in it at all (this north-south divide idea),” Clark says.“But as a resident on the west side slightly north of the river, I can say Brisbane people do feel quite a bit of loyalty to their area.“Many think of something in the north as alien, like if you have to take your kids to sport on the weekend at an oval in the north, it is like going to Mars in their minds.”Many think of the north as alien.Sunnybank attracts a lot of Asian buyers.Before Clark left real estate sales to work as a Seller’s Advocate he worked for Ray White Kenmore, which is a suburb immediately west of Indooroopilly.He says Brisbane’s southern suburbs including Nathan and Sunnybank, 15km from the CBD, have strong communities of migrants from Asian countries and its eastern suburbs, beside Moreton Bay, “are always giving their western counterparts a ribbing like ‘oh, it’s so hot out there’.“Then there are the new suburbs in the southwest growth corridor like Springfield Lakes and Forest Lake and the people going to live there are not mums and dads but more first-home buyers and investors and I don’t think established locals really see them as north/south suburbs just yet.”Clark says a similar story is emerging in the north of Brisbane, which has also seen new suburb development on its edges in recent years.There’s a feeling among residents that their ‘side’ is the best.And, finally, Brisbane’s “rings” are another factor homeowners talk about and one applicable to all Australian capital cities.If you own a home inside the 10km ring your dirt is worth more than your mate’s in the middle or outer rings, and that can start some friendly suburban banter, Clark agrees.“Yes, I’d say there is quite a distinction of sides in Brisbane and a feeling among residents that their side is the best.“But while there is a north/south divide, I’d say equally apparent is the west/east split in Brisbane and that our west side has always been far more upmarket than Sydney’s west side…”(Don’t know about you, but did that sound like a cross-border challenge?!)last_img read more

Learn More →

Why Fight For Marriage?

first_imgPublic Discourse 6 February 2014One might grant, as I argued in my last two articles, that philosophy matters in general and on marriage—and that, with the right help, it can influence culture—but still wonder whether the marriage fight is worth waging. Isn’t it lost, given political and legal trends? Isn’t it peripheral to the Christian mission anyway?A Live BattleThe pro-life cause was doing worse in the 1970s than the marriage cause is now. We are winning the first because an earlier generation refused to give up. Why, then, give up on marriage?Around the time of Roe v. Wade, public opinion was moving swiftly for abortion on demand. Pro-life politicians (like Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton) were “evolving,” and pro-lifers were aging. They were accused of being anti-woman, warned of being caught on history’s bad side. And of course, the Court’s decision in Roe made substantive protections impossible for the foreseeable future.But a few pro-life leaders were undaunted, and their intellectual and cultural work has paid off. My generation is more pro-life than my parents’, and my children’s will likely be still more.While the spirit of the Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down DOMA’s federal definition of marriage gives liberalizing judges all the premises they need to remake state marriage laws, it doesn’t require this, as Roe required abortion on demand.http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2014/02/11982/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=3db32cbf51-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-3db32cbf51-84094405last_img read more

Learn More →

Mr. Frederick Joseph “Fritz” Korn

first_imgThe family request memorial donations to charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home and church. www.haskellandmorrison.com Mr. Frederick Joseph “Fritz” Korn, age 83, of Rising Sun, Indiana, passed away at 6:02 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on April 28, 1935, the youngest of three children born to the late, Frederick Wilhelm and Anna Marie (Singer) Korn. Fritz was a 1953 graduate of the Lawrenceburg High School in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Fritz loved sports and excelled as an athlete in baseball, basketball and football at Lawrenceburg High School. Fritz was united in marriage on January 19, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Sandra Jean Runyon and they shared 26 years of marriage together. Fritz was later united in marriage on March 21, 1985, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Judith Naegele Brigel. Fritz and Judith shared nearly 32 years of marriage together until she passed away on December 20, 2017. He was employed for 36 years as a pipe fitter/welder for the Proctor and Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fritz’s mother was Hungarian and his father was German. They migrated from Havana, Cuba and settled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was an avid reader and enjoyed working the daily crossword puzzles. Fritz was known for his unwavering work ethic. He spent and enjoyed his retirement hunting, fishing, and working on numerous projects on his farm. He and his wife Judy were members of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church and attended services there regularly. The last years of his life were spent in his home devotedly caring for his wife, Judy.Fritz is survived by his sons, Mark Eric Korn and his wife: Julie, Mike Erron Korn and his wife: Bridget, Mitchell Ellis Korn, Martin Eugene Korn and his wife: Jacqueline, Matthew Erroll Korn and C. Thomas Naegele; his daughter, Monica Ellen Dimuzio and her husband: Mark; his grandchildren, Michelle Sullivan, Jenna Korn, Kennedy Scott (Jody), Jordan Hurley, Kaden Korn, Gabi Naegele and Lillian Korn.He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Wilhelm and Anna Marie (Singer) Korn; his wife, Judith Naegele (Brigel) Korn, died December 20, 2017; his brother, Karl Korn and his sister, Ann Doles.Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., by Father Christopher Craig, at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church, 513 North Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Friends may call 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church, 513 North Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.last_img read more

Learn More →

Mbappe applauds PSG’s medics after injury return

first_img ‘Congratulations to the whole group, we want to get this one.’ Read Also: UCL: Choupo-Moting seals PSG comeback against Atalanta The 21-year-old has enjoyed another excellent season for PSG this season, even with the campaign being called to an early halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mbappe still managed to score 30 goals across all competitions, including 18 in Ligue 1. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave ChurchesCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift Owns14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In Half8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This Year Kylian Mbappe has hailed PSG’s physios for helping him recover from an ankle injury in time for the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta as he came off the bench to set up a dramatic winner. Thomas Tuchel men looked to be heading out in the last eight of the competition yet again after Mario Pasalic had put the Italian side 1-0 up, before a late salvo saw Marquinho tap home before Mbappe squared for Erik Choupo-Moting to complete a stunning turnaround. Mbappe is mobbed by his team-mates after assisting Erik Choupo Moting’s winner The Frenchman was delighted with his own comeback after suffering the ankle blow in the French Cup final against St Etienne in July, with Tuchel admitting he faced a ‘miracle’ to be fit in time for the clash against the Serie A side in Portugal. However,  he was included on the bench for the game and came on in the 60th minute with the Ligue 1 champions seeking the quality to turn the game on its head. The World Cup winner proved vital as he played a starring role in the game and expressed his delight on social media – paying tribute to the medical staff. ‘You don’t talk to me about pain,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘A big thank you to the medical staff for getting me back on my feet, no one believed it except us.last_img read more

Learn More →