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  • McGraw was not accurately portrayed

    first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’m the very proud mother of Niskayuna Town Councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw. No one sees like do how hard she works each day and how much she cares about every person and issue in our town.I just returned from an overseas trip. Since I’ve been gone, the Democrats issued a completely accurate mailing about content on a Republican site, and the result was The Gazette and others calling my daughter names? That can’t possibly be true.While I don’t have any recollection of meeting Ms. Syed when she worked for her father, I do know Dr. Syed. Two-and-a-half years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Simply stated, he saved my life. Therefore, there would be no circumstances under which my daughter would attack his heritage — or anyone else’s, for that matter. It’s not who she is. Denise has won awards for her commitment to eliminating racism. I hope The Gazette and others can see to it to apologize to Denise Murphy McGraw sooner rather than later.Margaret LeonardNiskayuna More from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

  • Hispanic Heritage Month, 2016

    first_imgHispanic Heritage Month, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Proclamations Governor Wolf Proclamation — Hispanic Heritage Month by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd August 10, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

  • Cottage hides trendy new space

    first_img21 Ada St, ToowongThis can easily be turned into a trendy home office. Ray White Paddington’s Anne Gunson is marketing the sale of this four-bedroom, one-bathroom property which is scheduled to go to auction on Thursday, February 23. 21 Ada St, ToowongTHIS two-faced Toowong property creatively combines cottage charm with clever contemporary design.What appears to be a humble 1920s home at 21 Ada St, Toowong is the cover for an inspiring extension at the rear. More 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 ago21 Ada St, ToowongCharacter features include polished timber floorboards, a gable-roofed attic, VJ walls and stained glass windows. An entertaining area around the pool connects the old to the new eco-friendly pavilion.center_img 21 Ada St, ToowongInside this industrial-style space is polished concrete flooring, soaring high ceilings, a designer kitchen, and a large main bedroom with ensuite.last_img read more

  • Hamilton’s Gallery House Two taking shape

    first_imgThe launch of Gallery House Two comes on the back of $93 million in sales in the 169-apartment Gallery House One, which is taking shape with early works under way.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoBrookfield Residential Properties’ general manager Lee Butterworth said he believed Gallery House Two would mirror the success of its twin, which was fast nearing sellout.“The two buildings are complementary in design and will deliver residents a vibrant riverfront lifestyle,” he said.“We are taking the most popular features of Gallery House One, such as expansive living spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and natural stone tiles, and replicating them in our second stage, which we anticipate will also draw strong interest from locals looking to live on the doorstep of the sophisticated Portside Wharf precinct, home to some of the best shopping and dining in the city.“One of the reasons Gallery House has proven so popular is because it has been designed with owner-occupiers in mind and offers a great variety of floorplans to suit everyone from young couples and downsizers looking for an affordable, riverfront abode, through to professionals or retirees who are seeking the ultimate luxury of a penthouse.”Gallery House Two will feature apartments with up to four bedrooms.Gallery House will feature expansive apartments with up to four bedrooms, some with balconies offering more than 220sq m of space – larger than the average home – for residents to take in the river and city views.“The rooftop infinity pool is an exclusive sanctuary for residents with views across the river to the city skyline and mountains beyond, providing the perfect oasis for sunset drinks. “Mr Butterworth said the launch of Gallery House Two would give buyers greater flexibility when choosing their new home.“Across both towers we have an array of apartments to suit a wide range of purchasers. Gallery House Two gives buyers, who may have missed out on their preferred apartment in Gallery House One, the opportunity to take another look at what we have on offer.”. THE second stage of Hamilton’s Gallery House project is taking shape, with hundreds of buyers showing a keen interest in the riverside development ahead of its official launch.Gallery House Two will comprise a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, some with an additional multipurpose room. They start from $380,000, with luxury penthouses priced from $2.295 million.Gallery Houselast_img read more

  • Market revs for property buying frenzy in biggest week of the year

    first_imgFareen Jalal at home at 39B Castlebar Street, Kangaroo Point, which is going to auction at 5.30pm this Thursday. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning.THOUSANDS of homes are set to change hands as we enter the biggest week on the Australian property calendar — the pre-Easter surge which ends on Super Saturday. Pressure is already mounting ahead of the Easter long weekend when the real estate market across the country goes into a voluntary four-day shutdown. A CoreLogic spokeswoman said the firm was currently tracking 3,689 capital city auctions this week, with 182 of those scheduled in Brisbane – a figure that was “likely to revise upwards as we collect results”. “We are expecting a pretty big week for auctions as we historically see the week before Easter.”Last year the week before Easter (which ended on April 9) saw 3,517 capital city auctions as at final figures. “This year will be higher than last year’s pre-Easter week.” CoreLogic data showed over 111,000 homes had been put up for sale across the combined capitals in the past 28 days, of which 20,127 were in Brisbane, 26,908 in Sydney and 30,321 in Melbourne. The traditional pre-Easter peak occurs because of interruptions caused by an array of public holidays in quick succession across multiple states, including Labour Day, the Easter quadruple and ANZAC Day. The market was already ramping up, with the second busiest period of the year logged last week with 3,097 homes taken to auction across the capitals, a massive jump considering the week before that had 1,764 auctions. Significant increases were expected out of Melbourne, Sydney and in the smaller markets of Brisbane and Canberra “the number of homes scheduled for auction will increase”, according to CoreLogic’s auction preview report. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoAmong homes set to go to auction this Thursday was the resort-like 39B Castlebar Street – one of the few luxury houses that still exist in Kangaroo Point which comes complete with marina berth. 39b Castlebar Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169Owner Fareen Jalal, who’s on the verge of becoming an empty nester, was hoping the annual peak played out in Brisbane. She expected the home to appeal to a young family or professionals, who don’t want to spend too much time in traffic. “We didn’t like sitting in traffic every morning and afternoon doing school drop-offs and pick-ups so we wanted to live closer to the school,” she said. “We loved the Resort-like feel of the house, with the water feature and being surrounded by greenery so close to the CBD.“The house had all the benefits of penthouse living, but in a detached house. We saw pictures on the house online and loved the layout with master ensuite, home office and the rest of the house downstairs. Upstairs had the bedrooms for the kids with a separate entertainment area.”The property comes with access to the exclusive Castlebar Cove Residences common areas which have a pool, spa, gym, steam room, sauna, boardroom and entertainment area with fully equipped kitchen for catering – which was where they hosted their daughter’s 21st birthday with 70 guests.Email: @sophie.fosterlast_img read more

  • Topaz Driller rig arrives in Cameroon for Etinde drilling

    first_imgVantage Drilling’s Topaz Driller jack-up rig has arrived in Cameroon waters to work on the Etinde permit. The Etinde joint venture is operated by NewAge with Lukoil and Bowleven as the partners.Bowleven said on Friday that the two-well appraisal drilling campaign on the Etinde asset would begin shortly with the IM-6 well expected to be spud at the end of May.A carry with a nominal value of up to $40 million covers Bowleven’s share of the drilling and testing programs’ expenditure.It is worth reminding that New Age contracted the Topaz Driller for 150 days back in February.The first well, IM-6, will target the southern boundary of the Intra-Isongo Marine gas condensate field discovered by the IM-5 well in 2015.The primary objective is to firm-up the volume of petroleum resources in the field. The Gross Contingent Resources, on a P50 (2C) basis of the various fields, have been determined at around 0.9 tcf of gas with circa 95 million bbls of condensate (100 % basis). The IM-6 well is targeting an additional 0.7 tcf of gas in place on a 2C basis.The IM-6 has a secondary target of clipping the geographical edge of stratigraphically higher and lower sand packages that look to be similar to the existing Intra-Isongo discovery. The chance of success of the IM-6 well has been assessed as circa 50%.The IM-7 well will target the main body of both these additional sand packages and has the potential to add a further 1.3 tcf of gas in place (on a 2C basis) to the overall resources. The entire drilling program is expected to complete in December 2018.The joint venture partners have previously agreed that a commercially viable FLNG scheme with a domestic gas offtake could present a credible forward development plan.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

  • Domlec saddened by death of Jeff Close

    first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Domlec saddened by death of Jeff Close by: – December 12, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share 59 Views   no discussions Mr Colin Cover. (file photo)The management and staff of the Dominica Electricity Company (DOMLEC) have expressed sadness on the passing of a contractor Jeff Close.Close an English man was found dead in hotel room at the Fort Young Hotel on Saturday morning. A co-worker at Domlec went to the hotel on Saturday morning to transport him to work but could not find him and alerted the hotel staff. At a press conference on Monday, Domlec’s Manager Mr Colin Cover explained that Close had a good working relationship with the company and worked at least four times. “It is with great sadness that we here at Domlec would like to inform the public of the passing of a contractor who has become quite a friend to Domlec because he has visited and worked with us on at least three or four occasions over the past three years. Mr Jeff Close who works for Mann Diesel which is headquartered in Houston, passed while here in Dominica working for Domlec. Mr Close is an English man, he was age fifty-five (55) and he leaves behind him five (5) children aged twelve to nineteen years old (12 – 19) and a wife whom he had expected to meet later this week to go off on vacation with but unfortunately he passed apparently in his sleep on Friday night in his hotel room.”According to Mr Clover, Close appeared well when he completed his duty on Friday morning and the entire staff at Domlec are shocked to learn of his passing.“We here at Domlec especially the staff who worked with Jeff personally are shocked. He left work on Friday evening apparently healthy, expected to return to work on Saturday morning and when he did not show up at work then inquiries were made and he was found in his hotel room.”Mr Clover further stated that “there is no evidence presently of any foul play but the police are still investigating that matter and an autopsy will give the exact cause of death”.The manager also thanked the police department and the Fort Young Hotel “for their cooperation and the respect that they have shown for Jeff and the professional manner in which they have handled the whole situation.” He concluded by expressing his regret on the sudden death of Close, and extended sympathy to his family and to all persons who knew him. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

  • DOT W. Visayas vows to mend Guimaras’ tourism sector

    first_img“The visit of tourists is limited intime and specific schedules should fit in their visit, but now, with drizzleand lightning and the heat during fair weather when there are trips of pumpboats, many of them don’t want to be exposed to the scorching heat of the sun.In both ways, fair and bad weather, still not favorable,” Catalbas said. DOT-6 director Helen Catalbas said theyare aware of Guimaras’ tourism status, which suffered a setback after theIloilo Strait mishap on Aug. 3. Boat trips are only allowed from 6 6 p.m., tarpaulins or canvas at the motorized bancas should be rolled up andpassengers should wear life jackets throughout the trip, among others, based onthe guidelines of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). The DOT-6 plans to hold the consultationsession this month. Some of the concerns that will be raisedin the consultation meeting include ways on how the tourism sector can dealwith the uncertainty of boat trips plying Guimaras and Iloilo routes. Catalbas raised her concern that someDOT-accredited tour operators have received cancellation of scheduled touristvisits in Guimaras after the tragedy. While there are also fast craftsavailable to ferry passengers from Iloilo to Guimaras, and vice versa, Catalbassaid the waiting time is also not conducive for visitors.“Fast crafts are big but they have to wait for certain number of passengers togo and it wouldn’t be feasible to charter that just to cross the channel toGuimaras Strait to take a tour,” she said. ILOILO City – The Department of Tourism in Western Visayas (DOT-6) willhelp the island province of Guimaras to get back on the tourist map.center_img “The DOT-6 will call for a consultationand updating session with MARINA, Philippine Coast Guard, local governmentunits, tour operators, tourism stakeholders in Guimaras and ask them, in theface of all constraints, what should we do and how should we repositionGuimaras as a tourist destination at this point in time?,” Catalbas said. She said DOT-6 will “call for aconsultation and updating session” to discuss the concerns. The regional director said she could notmeddle in the mandate of other government agencies because of the inter-agencycourtesy. “The LGUs have their own mandate to do,” she said. The stricter guidelines had broughtinconvenience to passengers, as some complained due to heat or rain during boattrips. The maritime incident, according to Catalbas,had triggered stricter measures to prevent another sea mishap. “Should we stop for a while promotingGuimaras until it has fixed its problem? Or despite all the problems, we keepon promoting but on certain conditions? Are we going to get the same sets oftourists like the group tours, if we are going to target the group tours andhow can we deal with this on and off trip of the pump boats?,” Catalbas said,adding that the consultation meeting will seek for solutions on theissues. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

  • PDEA-6 incinerates P8.8-M illegal drugs

    first_imgMost of the illegal drugs confiscatedin PDEA antidrug operations were shabu, said Tablate, and this explained whyshabu made up the bulk of those incinerate. On the other hand, the expiredmedicines were surrendered by pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. A personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Region 6 prepares these boxes of illegal drugs for incineration. Confiscated between 2016 and 2018, these had been presented as evidence in drug related court cases and of no more use. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Confiscated illegaldrugs and expired medicines valued at P8.8 million were destroyed throughthermal incineration at the crematorium of a funeral parlor yesterday inBarangay Balabago, Jaro district. He, however, stressed, “Wala naman tayong issue sa recycling of illegal drugs dito.” “Taposna ang mga kaso. Dapat nating i-destroy na ang mga ito para hindi na magamit o ma-recycle,” said Tablate. “We will be utilizing 10 K-9 dogsaside from partnering with the police,” said Tablate. “K-9” (a homophone of“canine”) are dogs trained to assist law enforcers detect contrabands such asillegal drugs and explosives. Tablate expressed concern that demandfor illegal drugs, particularly party drugs, could rise this holiday season andnext month when Iloilo City stages the Dinagyang Festival. The burned marijuana included driedleaves and seeds. Some of them were from uprooted fully-grown marijuana plants,said Tablate. Of particular concern to the PDEA arethe seaports where drug traffickers are known to slip their stocks. The illegal drugs were confiscatedbetween 2016 and 2018 and had been presented as evidence by PDEA indrug-related court cases. The destruction was attended by PoliceRegional Office 6’s (PRO-6) Police Colonel Marlon Tayaba, chief of theDirectorial Staff; Police Colonel Harold Tuzon, deputy director for operations;representatives from the PRO-6 crime laboratory, Dangerous Drugs Board,Department of Justice, Iloilo Prosecutor’s Office, nongovernment organizations,local officials and media. Party drugs, also called club drugs orrave drugs, are recreational drugs that have stimulating properties. Regularuse can lead to the user craving more of the drug, resulting to addiction. Destroying seized illegal drugsthrough incineration was a protocol instituted by the Dangerous Drugs Board inRegulation No. 1, Series of 2002 and by Section 21 of Republic Act 9165,otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, according toPhilippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 6 director Alex Tablate. The illegal drugs were methamphetaminehydrochloride or shabu worth P7,180,228.33 and marijuana worth P659.944. Theexpired medicines were valued at P1,590,568.52. “We need to double our efforts inmonitoring the entry of illegal drugs. We expect a high demand for them thisChristmas season when most people have money,” said Tablate./PNlast_img read more

  • Things didn’t work out as expected for Nwakali, says Amuneke

    first_img “I think Kelechi is a gifted player with the quality he has but, of course, after the world cup he was signed by Arsenal which everybody believes that with his quality and the style of Arsenal kind of football, he would be able to find a way but unfortunately things didn’t work out the way people expected, “It’s a kind of lesson to him because when success comes a lot of people come around those with good intentions and bad intentions, everybody comes with different ideas, but if you are not able to sit down and analyze things at the end of the day it looks as if you are jumping from one direction to another. “he said. read also:Huesca‘s Nwakali desiring Barcelona move Nwakali will play with new club Huesca in La Liga in the new season and his former coach Amuneke has said the talented midfielder will bounce back after a really difficult time in his career. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former African footballer of the year and coach Emmanuel Amunike has described his Kelechi Nwakali as a talented player but unfortunately, things didn’t work out as expected for him. Speaking again about the former Golden Eaglets star, Amuneke said the player has been struggling to overcome the challenges of his career. Nwakali was MVP of the 2015 U17 World Cup in Chile as Nigeria won a record-extending fifth global trophy. However, his transfer to Arsenal ended without the former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles captain ever playing an official game for the London club after loan spells in Holland and Portugal. In a chat with, Amunike described Nwakali as a really talented player who is still looking for stability in club football.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more