John Loeper raises the flag recently at the U.S. Life Saving Station 30. Maddy VitaleHistory was made yet again at the Ocean City U.S. Life-Saving Station 30 on Friday morning. A flag flew for the first time since 1915 on Flag Day.“It has been 104 years since a flag flew at the Life-Saving Station,” said John Loeper, chairman of U.S. Life-Saving Station 30. “I think having the flagpole is like icing on the cake.”During a ceremony with a handful of locals present, including historian Fred Miller, Loeper did the honors of the traditional raising of the colors at the station, which also showcases replica items such as the ones when it was in service.This library box is a reproduction of the ones used to transfer books from Life-Saving Stations so that the surf men and keeper could have something to read.“This is a sign of the rebirth of the Life-Saving Station,” Miller noted. “It is wonderful and appropriate that it was on Flag Day.”The 57-foot-high flagpole was put in with some help from the community. Ocean City businessman Scott Halliday, owner of Halliday Leonard, donated the pilings for the flagpole.“It’s a very traditional pole. It looks like a mast of a Navy ship,” Loeper said.The station, located at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue, formally opened to the public as a museum last year to showcase Ocean City’s history with the U.S. Life-Saving Service, the forerunner to the U.S. Coast Guard.As ship travel expanded in the early 19th century, the government made passenger safety a higher priority. The U.S. Life-Saving Service, a government agency, was formed in 1848 to rescue shipwrecked passengers and crew members. It was the predecessor to the U.S. Coast Guard, which was created in 1915.Dating to the late 1800s, the U.S. Life-Saving Station has been converted into a museum.Ocean City’s station was occupied by the Life-Saving Service until 1915. The Coast Guard took over then and continued to use it for life-saving operations until the 1940s. It was then sold to private owners and became a residence. A succession of owners had it as their private home for decades before the city acquired it in 2010, beginning the process for the building’s conversion into a museum.In addition to the flagpole, there were some interesting items in the Life-Saving Station museum.The museum features old photographs of some of the surf men, furniture of the time and kitchenware. It also showcases a replica lifeboat, and two new additions, including a livery boat circa the 1800s.Loeper noted that with the flagpole and additions to the inside of the historic building now in place, the vital piece of Ocean City’s history is really coming together.Museum goers had plenty of antiques to choose from at the sale.The flag-raising ceremony was one of two events Friday organized by the Ocean City Historical Museum showcasing historical artifacts and antiques.The tag sale runs through Saturday.People could purchase antiques that were donated to the museum, but ones that museum officials said were either duplicates of items already showcased there, or just not desired for display. Curios, large couches, a typewriter, a wicker doll carriage, pictures, clocks and other items, some dating back to the 1800s, were available for purchase.Carol Dotts, interim executive director of the Ocean City Historical Museum, said of the sale, “Over the years we have had items donated to the museum. The idea is, if it didn’t fit with the history of the museum, we could sell it. The turnout for the sale has been exceptional.”Gerry Bonner, of Ocean City, checks out some of the antiques for sale.Museum guests browsed the items on sale.“I just can’t believe the things they have. I was hoping to find an old map,” said Ocean City resident Gerry Bonner.There was even a Victorian “fainting couch” that dates back to 1880.Stephen Gring, a member of the museum board of trustees who is in charge of the Antiques Fair in the Community Center in July, called the response to the first sale “overwhelming.”“We had an overwhelming and successful sale,” Gring said. “This is the first day of it and all of the proceeds go to the museum’s curatorial efforts. We are all grateful for the public’s support.”Stephen Gring takes a seat on a Victorian “fainting couch.”
Gavin Williamson visiting a UN Protection of Civilian (PoC) camp in Malakal. Crown copyright.Mr Williamson then went to a UK aid funded female only safe space which has been created for victims of sexual violence to find out what more the UK’s military can do to support those who have suffered horrific crimes such as rape and kidnap. He finished the South Sudan leg of the visit by travelling to Bentiu to officially hand over control of a Level 2 Field Hospital, which had been built and run by the UK, to Vietnamese medical staff who are on their first UN deployment. The UK must continue to set an example in the battle to bring equality and stability to the world’s most fragile countries, the Defence Secretary has declared.Gavin Williamson visited the UK’s largest contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), where military personnel have been running a hospital and improving infrastructure to keep internally displaced citizens safe.More than 300 British troops are currently deployed across South Sudan and, with a £40.8million contribution last year, the UK is the third-largest humanitarian donor to the country.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Last month, UK troops in Bentiu completed upgrades to 15km of roads used to deliver vital food and aid. This means women will no longer be forced to make the long journey by foot each day, exposing them to risk of attack.During his visit, the Defence Secretary also met with President Salva Kiir Mayardit, to discuss how efforts were going to bring peace to South Sudan following the signing of a peace agreement in October.He also visited a UN Protection of Civilian (PoC) camp in Malakal to hear the stories of some of those who have been affected by the conflict and spoke with UK-funded aid workers to discuss the challenges they face daily. The UK is a nation that leads from the front – promoting security, championing prosperity, and protecting human rights. We stand with the people of South Sudan, particularly those who suffer horrific crimes such as sexual and gender-based violence. We all want Africa’s newest country to seek a peaceful and prosperous future. Gavin Williamson visiting a UK aid funded female only safe space which has been created for victims of sexual violence. Crown copyright.Following South Sudan, he travelled to Somaliland to meet with President Bihi. The first British Cabinet Minister to visit Somaliland, Mr Williamson discussed the shared priorities of security and economic development as well as counter terrorism and the role UK military plays in mentoring the Somaliland coastguard.
Read Full Story The Harvard Art Museums have announced a gift of nearly 50 works by major figures in postwar German art from the collector Dorette Hildebrand-Staab, a member of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum.The works include drawings by such notable artists as Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Antonius Höckelmann, Jörg Immendorff, Imi Knoebel, Sigmar Polke, and Eugen Schönebeck, as well as a suite of prints and multiples by these and other artists such as Hanne Darboven, A. R. Penck, and Dieter Roth. Dating roughly from the 1950s to 1980s, these works were made when many of these now-renowned artists were students. In addition to the postwar works, a selection of late 18th- to early 19th-century etchings by German printmaker Carl Wilhelm Kolbe are also part of the gift.“Dr. Hildebrand-Staab often purchased works directly from artists — Baselitz in particular, whose work she first saw in 1965,” said Lynette Roth, the Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and Head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art. “Her gift thus offers evidence of a collecting practice around many of these artists as they emerged in Germany in the 1960s, long before they became known to American audiences in the early 1980s through New York gallery shows and museum exhibitions.”Born largely during World War II and coming of age in the 1960s, the artists represented in the gift were among the first to deal directly with their country’s fascist past. They did so often via provocative, perverse, or humorous subject matter. In 1961/62, for example, Baselitz and Schönebeck collaborated on their “Pandemonium Manifestos,” lurid surrealist tracts that, like their imagery at that time, criticized German postwar society for suppressing the horrors of the Nazi period and the Holocaust.According to Hildebrand-Staab, the gift is offered as a “bridge between the United States and Germany, in gratitude for American support of the country after 1945, but also to remind new generations of this longstanding relationship.”The artworks build directly on Hildebrand-Staab’s earlier gift of a painting by Baselitz as well as two drawings (by Baselitz and Penck), donated as part of the Friends Anniversary Collection, a 2008 initiative designed to strengthen the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s holdings of art made after 1960. The museum is dedicated to the study of all modes and periods of art from central and northern Europe, with an emphasis on German-speaking countries.The current gift includes the first works by Schönebeck to enter the museums’ collections. Two early drawings by Beuys complement the Busch-Reisinger’s near-complete collection of the artist’s editioned artworks. Works by two of Beuys’s students — Imi Knoebel and Jörg Immendorff — are the first drawings by these artists to enter the collections.“Dr. Hildebrand-Staab’s continued generosity and support of the Busch-Reisinger Museum will greatly benefit students, scholars, and visitors from around the world,” said Martha Tedeschi, the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums. “This significant gift broadens our collections and provides further opportunities for study and appreciation, integral to our teaching and research mission.”
For the second time in as many years, the countdown to the Twenty20 World Cup is on!- Advertisement – With Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan all competing for a place in the XI, England appear to have found themselves with a similar conundrum. Five world-class T20 batsmen, all of whom you suspect would like to bat in the top three.Does that mean Buttler again has to move from the position where he has enjoyed so much success? Perhaps not. The England captain is the sixth batsman of those who might be considered to be ‘in possession’ of a place in the team and the only one who would not see himself at the top of the order.Eoin Morgan has primarily batted at No 4 for England in recent years, be it in ODI or T20I, but dropped down to five during the T20I series against Australia and did similarly for Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL, at times even dropping to No 6 if early wickets fell.Sky Sports pundit Rob Key believes this is Morgan, who has been a strong advocate of Buttler opening, gearing up to take on the role of England’s finisher himself.
Ontario will allow some people who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms to return immediately to their workplaces with precautions, separated from those who do not have the virus, according to guidance released on Wednesday.The guidance document said “work self-isolation” outside of healthcare settings would be allowed for asymptomatic employees “deemed critical to operations” at local public health workers’ discretion and that employers would be responsible for ensuring they do not put others at risk.The province is battling outbreaks that have killed three migrant farmworkers, and has started mass-testing asymptomatic farmworkers. The change could send some of them back to their jobs. Currie said anyone who did not feel comfortable working would not have to do so, and would be eligible for workers’ compensation.Susana Caxaj, a nursing professor and a coordinator of the Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group, said assuming that asymptomatic workers would not spread the virus was “wishful thinking.”Farmworkers often do hard physical labor for long hours.”They’re pushing their body to the limit,” she said. “If a person is actually not asymptomatic but pre-symptomatic, we could be putting that person at greater risk.”Topics : It was prompted by a cluster of farmworkers who tested positive but were all asymptomatic, said Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health David Williams.”As we learn more, we change things, we adapt,” he told a briefing in Toronto.Experts and officials have said that people who are not showing symptoms can spread the virus.Keith Currie, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, said employers would have to separate positive workers, or if that is not possible, tell them not to work.
Kai Havertz scored a hat-trick in the midweek win over Barnsley (Picture: Getty)Chelsea need to get back to winning ways, and West Brom are finding life tough back in the Premier League. Chelsea should have enough to win this convincingly if they get back to their best. Prediction: 0-3.Betfair Exchange Odds: West Brom- 9/1, Chelsea- 2/5, Draw- 9/2Burnley vs SouthamptonBurnley will be disappointed with their result against Leicester, they did score two in the process though, Southampton have also been less than impressive, and of course were humiliated by Spurs at the weekend. Sometimes, this can be a hangover for your next game, and affect the team. They gave Spurs far too much space. I think Burnley might be able to take advantage. Prediction: 2-1.Betfair Exchange Odds: Burnley- 9/4, Southampton- 11/8, Draw- 5/2Sheffield United vs Leeds UnitedSheffield don’t look the same team as last year, ‘second season syndrome’ again! They were unlucky against Villa and played OK with ten men. I like Leeds, and they have been strong. They are playing nice football in a tough league, and scoring goals. Bielsa is a genius, and I think they can add to Sheffield’s tough start. Prediction: 1-2.Betfair Exchange Odds: Sheffield- 7/4, Leeds- 7/4, Draw- 5/2Tottenham vs Newcastle Man Utd got off to the worst possible start last weekend (Picture: Getty)Oh my god…imagine United lose to Brighton! That would be not only a shock, but a huge disappointment. I think people would begin to speak about Ole, the position of the manager in general, so I hope to see them correct the mistake they made against Palace. They have no other option and need to win this game. Losing against Liverpool and City in your first two games is ok, but Palace and Brighton is a disaster if you lose both. United can get three points back here. Prediction: 1-3.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBetfair Exchange Odds: Brighton- 4/1, Man United- 4/5, Draw- 11/4Crystal Palace vs EvertonI think from time to time, teams like Palace follow a great result with a poor result, whereas Everton are really flying high. I think Everton will keep up their good form here in a game they can and should win. Prediction: 0-2Betfair Exchange Odds: Palace- 3/1, Everton- 11/10, Draw- 5/2West Brom vs Chelsea Dimitar BerbatovFriday 25 Sep 2020 9:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Comment Advertisement Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool vs Arsenal & Brighton vs Man Utd Tottenham ran riot at Southampton last weekend (Picture: Getty)I hope Spurs can continue their form from the weekend, although Bale still isn’t fit. Reguillon could make his debut, which would be interesting. I can see them winning and scoring lots of goals here while they do it. Son and Harry Kane are on fire. Prediction: 4-0.Betfair Exchange Odds: Spurs- 1/2, Newcastle- 7/1, Draw- 4/1Manchester City vs Leicester CityI watched City win 3-1 in their last game, and of course they are title challengers and want their league trophy back. They should be able to beat Leicester, and they looked fit for their first game back. Sterling is flying, De Bruyne is one of the best in the world, and they should have a class edge. Prediction: 3-0.AdvertisementAdvertisementBetfair Exchange Odds: Man City- 3/10, Leicester- 10/1, Draw- 11/2West Ham vs WolvesWest Ham have lost their first two, although they didn’t look too bad against Arsenal, it was a much improved performance. Wolves didn’t play brilliantly against City and West Ham could steal a point here. They need to up their game or it will be a long road ahead. Prediction: 1-1Betfair Exchange Odds: West Ham- 3/1, Wolves- 11/10, Draw- 5/2Fulham vs Aston VillaI have no words to describe Fulham right now! The loss against Leeds flattered them, it was just Leeds taking the foot off the gas. Fulham need to improve a lot, especially at the back where they are leaking goals. I hope they can improve in this game, and I think they might be able to get three points on the board here. Prediction: 1-0.Betfair Exchange Odds: Fulham- 2/1, Aston Villa- 13/8, Draw- 5/2Liverpool vs Arsenal Liverpool vs Arsenal is the headline match this weekend in the Premier League (Picture: Metro / Getty)Liverpool and Arsenal will put their 100% records on the line on Monday as two of the Premier League’s most impressive sides so far this season go head-to-head at Anfield. Before then, Manchester United face a tricky trip to Brighton hoping to avoid back-to-back defeats, while Chelsea travel to the Hawthorns to take on a West Brom side who look destined to struggle this season.As ever, Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk…Brighton vs Man Utd Arsenal beat Liverpool in last month’s Community Shield at Wembley (Picture: Getty)I’m looking forward to this, it should be a great game, and we’ll see what Arsenal have to offer. Liverpool have been impressive, and Thiago coming in is huge for them, he is top class. I will go for Liverpool here, as their front three is just too strong for most teams, and Arsenal still need to improve in defence. Prediction: 3-1.Betfair Exchange Odds: Liverpool- 1/2, Arsenal- 6/1, Draw- 4/1MORE: Mikel Arteta makes confident prediction about Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas PepeMORE: Martin Keown calls for Chris Smalling to be given another chance at Manchester UnitedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
The news of strong house price growth in Brighton over the past quarter has been welcomed by first home buyers Tom and Emma Rivers, who just bought a house in the suburb.The couple paid $520,000 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom timber home with a pool and back deck.“The community feel, the fact it’s an established area, the lovely sea breeze and being close to the city was what did it for us,” Mr Rivers said. “We looked at Sandgate, but it was $150,000 to $200,000 too expensive for us, so we looked further north to Brighton and it was much more in our price range.” This house at 52 North Rd, Brighton, recently sold for $520,000. Top 10 Highest Valued Suburbs For Houses in Brisbane. Source: REIQ.And at the lower end of the market, some of Brisbane’s most affordable suburbs chalked up notable gains – Deagon’s median house price rose 5.7 per cent to $487,500, while Zillmere gained 4.9 per cent to $484,750.The city’s apartment market is still suffering from an oversupply hangover, with the median unit price falling 3.4 per cent over the past quarter to $425,000.Over the past year, the annual median unit price fell 2.2 per cent or $10,000, to $440,000. But it wasn’t all bad news.Seven suburbs in Brisbane LGA — Rochedale, Gordon Park, Northgate, Yeronga, Toowong, Newmarket and Red Hill — reported double-digit annual growth in median unit price in the range of 10 to 64 per cent. Brisbane’s median house price has hit a new record high of $675,000. Image: AAP/Darren England.BRISBANE’S median house price has hit an all-time high, recording slow and steady growth over the past year despite the downturn gripping the national housing market.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor, to be released today, reveals the city’s median house price increased 2.3 per cent in the past year to hit a record-breaking $675,000.Dubbed the nation’s “quiet achiever”, Brisbane house prices have grown almost 30 per cent in the past five years thanks to steady, sustainable growth, which has made it one of the most stable capital city markets in 2018. RELATED: Brisbane home prices to take off REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter.Waterfront suburbs on the city’s north side recorded strong price growth over the past 12 months, with Sandgate’s median house price jumping 12.5 per cent, Shorncliffe up 7.2 per cent and Brighton’s median house price rising more than 11 per cent to $590,000.“Areas such as Brighton, which is affordably priced, and Sandgate, are becoming increasingly appealing,” Ms Mercorella said. “Houses are being renovated and achieving higher prices. “Brighton, in particular, is suffering from low stock levels and with growing demand from interstate investors — who have a bit of extra cash compared with locals — this is having the effect of pushing up prices slightly.” Among the top suburbs for house price growth in Brisbane’s northwest were Bardon, Brighton, Ashgrove, Wavell Heights, Bald Hills and Bridgeman Downs.Wynnum, Tarragindi, Eight Mile Plains, Mount Gravatt East and Manly West were among the top growth suburbs in Brisbane’s southeast.REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said Brisbane’s affordability, climate, infrastructure and liveability would continue to help its housing market.“The city is undergoing dramatic change as more than $17 billion in spending on 10 major projects propels us into world-city status,” Ms Mercorella said. “Much-needed transport projects such as the Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro will bring suburbs closer to the city and boost property prices on both sides of the river.” Top Growth Suburbs for Houses in Brisbane. Source: REIQ.On the city’s outskirts, house prices grew the most in the Redlands and Moreton Bay — both up 3.3 per cent in the past 12 months — while Ipswich was the most affordable with a median house price of $345,000. The most popular price range for houses in the Brisbane LGA is $500,000 to $750,000, with sales in this range representing nearly half of all house sales over the past year.Brisbane has 15 suburbs in the million dollar-plus club, but is yet to break through the $2 million median barrier.Teneriffe tops the list with a median house price of $1.79 million, followed closely by New Farm ($1.61 million). The back deck and pool at the house at 52 North Rd, Brighton.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoAgent Carl Calio of Calio & Scott Real Estate – Brighton said he believed the bayside suburb had “always been underrated”.“We’re the last Brisbane City Council suburb before you go over the bridge to Redcliffe,” Mr Calio said.“Improvements to the Shorncliffe pier has helped, and transport access to the city and airport is good.“Being an older area, the older folk are going to aged care or, unfortunately, passing and the young people are coming in and renovating.” MORE: North vs south: Which is more liveable? Top 5 Growth Suburbs for Units in Brisbane. Source: REIQ.And compared to five years ago, the median unit price is 5.5 per cent higher than it was in September 2013.
The Times of Israel 16 February 2017Family First Comment: This is called ‘an ambulance at the TOP of the cliff’ – a worthy investmentKnesset lawmakers will vote on legislation Sunday to grant tax benefits to couples who take a marriage preparation course.The legislation was initiated by MK Yehuda Glick of the Likud party and co-sponsored by parliamentarians across the political spectrum from Merav Michaeli of the Zionist Union to Bezalel Smotrich of the Jewish Home.The course is designed to provide couples with the tools to strengthen family ties, properly deal with problems in marriage and prevent cases of domestic violence.Under the proposal, the Welfare and Social Services Ministry would encourage institutions to offer the marriage preparation class, and couples that take the training would receive a tax break.In addition, the Treasury would reimburse the newlyweds for their marriage fee, as well as the charge for the prep-course itself.http://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-weighs-tax-breaks-for-studious-newlyweds/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=4b63812c0b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-4b63812c0b-55656521Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Share 29 Views no discussions NewsRegional Caribbean agency continues focus on regional development and export capacity by: – February 25, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweet Ambassador Colin Murdoch. Photo credit: caribarena.comST JOHN’S, Antigua — The newly appointed chairman of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), Ambassador Colin Murdoch, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economy, recently met in Antigua and Barbuda with the senior management of the Agency, Escipion Oliveira, deputy executive director, and Anthony Bradshaw, chief operating officer, to discuss the agency’s current work programme. Caribbean Export is currently implementing the five-year 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme, which has a total project cost of EUR 32.1 million, of which EUR 28.3 million is financed by the European Union and EUR 3.8 million by Caribbean Export through counterpart resources. “For Caribbean Export this ushers in a new era of export capacity-building and enhancements, and is geared towards achieving our objective of building winning brands across the region,” commented Oliveira. “More importantly, the support and guidance received from members states such as Antigua and Barbuda, the CARICOM Secretariat and the European Union has enabled the Agency to better support the regional private sector in its quest for international competitiveness with a view to taking advantage, among others, of the business opportunities deriving from the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA),” Oliveira concluded.“The Board is excited to see the roll out of initiatives under Year 2 of the current Work Programme, we believe that the programme is a proactive one that provides much needed assistance to regional firms and enterprises with the support of the relevant regional and international agencies,” commented Murdoch. “This meeting also sought to guarantee a stronger participation of companies from Antigua and Barbuda in all activities promoted by the Agency including the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) through which Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) can receive, via a competitive selection procedure, up to 30,000 Euros to implement, among others, trade and export promotion activities,” Murdoch concluded. Under the current programme, a number of initiatives are planned in Antigua and Barbuda including the hosting of regional meetings on financial services and marketing strategy for the spa and wellness sector.Headquartered in Barbados with a Sub-Regional Office in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Export is the only regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. Caribbean Export was established in 1996 as the trade promotion agency for 15 member states with the mission to “increase the competitiveness of Caribbean countries by providing quality trade and investment development and promotion services through effective programme execution and strategic partnerships”. Subsequently, an investment promotion mandate was added. Caribbean News Now Share Share
BOONE, Iowa – Proud of where you call home?Heck yes, and IMCA is giving you the chance to prove it during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.“This year’s contest is open to drivers in all seven divisions competing at Boone Speedway and trophies will be awarded in the four divisions that crown champions on Saturday night,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We encourage all Super Nationals competitors to be as creative as they can with their home state representation, while making sure required decals are in the correct location on their car.”The same theme was used in choosing best looking entries at the Duel In the Desert last fall.“We wanted to make this announcement now so drivers can start making plans with their graphics company,” Yoder said. “If they let us know in advance, we can make sure announcers identify them during hot laps, for example.”