Retired NRL star David Shillington grew up in is on the market

first_imgThe family home of former Gold Coast Titans player David Shillington is for sale. Picture: Regi VargheseTHE original family home that retired NRL star David Shillington grew up in is on the market.The former Gold Coast Titans forward retired from rugby league earlier this year due to chronic injuries.The 33-year-old has fond memories from his childhood at 48 Seventh Avenue, Kedron.He remembers having to share a bedroom with his three brothers when his parents first bought the original two bedroom Queenslander.When the boys grew older, his parents raised the house and built underneath.“It was a great spot to grow up with the park at the end of the street where we could kick the footy around,” Shillington said.Chinese buyer’s offer too good to refuseBeauty queen revealed and readyMore 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 investor3 hours agoMega price for modest homeRetired NRL player David Shillington’s family home in Kedron is for sale. Picture: Supplied by Ray WhiteGET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERERay White Wilston principal Alistair Macmillan said the highset 1920s house was in good condition and very liveable, but lent itself well to a full scale renovation.The property consists of two lots so would either suit a family looking for a big family home or a developer considering a subdivision.The property is scheduled for auction on July 20 at 6pm.Shillington played 215 NRL games for the Roosters, Canberra Raiders and Titans as well as 14 Tests, eight Origin games for Queensland, four matches for the Prime Minister’s XIII and two NRL All Stars appearances.last_img read more

What conditions qualify for medical marijuana treatment in New York?

first_imgSun Times 13 January 2016New York’s medical marijuana program rolled out Jan. 6 with one of the strictest programs of all 23 states that have legalized medical marijuana.New York’s medical marijuana law only allows non-smokable forms of marijuana, such as edibles or liquids that can be ingested orally, and patients are not allowed to grow their own cannabis at home.Only a handful of “severe, debilitating or life threatening” health conditions are currently eligible for medical marijuana treatment in New York.On Monday, New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker announced that the state would not be expanding its list of medical marijuana eligible health conditions to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, dystonia or rheumatoid arthritis, as reported by High Times.Zucker said more evidence was needed before health officials could add these conditions to the state’s list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions.http://extract.suntimes.com/information-resources/10/153/12263/new-york-medical-marijuana-qualifying-health-conditionsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Barbados and OECS Raise Stakes at Historic 73rd World Health Assembly

first_img Share 51 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img InternationalLifestyleLocalNewsPoliticsRegional Barbados and OECS Raise Stakes at Historic 73rd World Health Assembly by: – June 4, 2020 Share 73rd World Health Assembly was held virtually“This is a crisis therefore that strikes not only at the heart of our humanity but also at the organization of our human societies.”  PM Mia MottleyThe Chairperson of CARICOM, and the prime minister of Barbados, the Hon.  Mia Mottley was one of the 14 Heads of Government who addressed the recently concluded 73rd World Health Assembly. The prime minister in her address on behalf of the Caribbean Community CARICOM recognized they could not fight COVID-19 but instead tried to delay its arrival in the Caribbean.Prime Minister Mottley described ‘the Caribbean region’s economies as the most travelled and tourism dependent in the world, adding that our people and economies are exposed in a way that we have not experienced since becoming independent’. “The closing of our borders and the trebling of unemployment, and the reduction of our government revenues by half, has created grave challenges.”Commending the “intervening hand” of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) and CARPHA, the Prime Minister said these agencies sought to move the region closer to a level playing field, but lamented that there is still much work to be done.Prime Minister Mottley outlined the need for “moral leadership” that would “recognize that the use of historic per capita income to determine access to concessional funds or grant funds, or to determine fair access to the procurement of goods, is unacceptable”.The World Health Assembly heard that the use of certain criteria did not allow for vulnerable territories in the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific to access funds and that such criteria bore little or no relevance to our current vulnerability and challenges.Mottley thanked WHO Director-General,  Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, for reaching out to the Executive Director of the Global Fund to advocate for the countries in the region that have been excluded from procurement through the consortium of critical COVID-19 medical supplies. Our region, it was said, “urgently needs adequate numbers of the appropriate tests, in particular the rapid tests that are affordable and reliable, if we are to allow our societies and economies to reopen safely.”The Minister of Health and Wellness, for Barbados, Lt Col. Jeffery Bostic, also shared Barbados’ preparedness prior to recording the first cases of COVID-19.  Minister Bostic shared key highlights of the response identified on procurement of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies in an environment of scarcity; and strengthening of the infrastructure of the health care system, including laboratory capacity for the diagnosis of COVID-19. Minister Bostic said “We are cognizant of the on-going health needs of our people and are determined to not be paralyzed by this pandemic”.Speaking on behalf of the OECS, Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Health, the Hon. Molywn Joseph, reiterated that “containment works”, stating that “all countries in the region were able to ‘flatten the curve’.”However, Minister Joseph lamented that the response to the public health crisis has resulted in the related economic and social crises, adding that “tourism accounts for over 50-percent of GDP and nearly 40-percent of employment across the region”.As a country still grappling with recovery from hurricane devastation, Minister Joseph told the WHA that Antigua & Barbuda requires global partnerships to address the needs resulting from COVID-19 and beyond. Access to financing and debt, continued support from PAHO and WHO to strengthen health systems, access to supplies to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and development of relevant protocols for reopening of the economies.Dominica’s Minister of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, the Hon.  Dr. Irving McIntyre, expressed thanks to those who assisted Dominica, including China, the WHO, Venezuela and Cuba.The Minister observed that “as we continue to share the experience of COVID-19, the world should emerge better prepared for future infectious diseases”.He added: “The importance of striking a balance between maintenance of livelihoods and economic activity while preserving our health status and gains made so far is a delicate one, more so as local economies and boarders are reopened in a phased manner.”Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Hon. Robert T.L.V. Browne, said the pandemic has taught his country that “we don’t have a developing world and a developed world; we have one world and we are all in it together.”Minister Browne reflected on challenges faced by his nation. “Our response was affected by the disruption of supply chains and trade restrictions. It took us two and half months to get a PCR diagnostic machine (out of the USA), and even the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for all its good intentions and explosive might seemed powerless to help us on this matter.’’Minister of Health and Wellness of St. Lucia, the Hon. Mary Isaac, advised the WHA that “to facilitate quarantine and isolation of persons identified through contact tracing and those returning from high risk COVID-19 areas, five public health facilities were established in hotels and a hospital was retrofitted as a respiratory hospital,”.St. Kitts & Nevis Minister of Agriculture and Health, the Hon. Eugene Hamilton, had this to say when addressing the WHA. “Global success in winning the war against Covid-19 will be largely dependent on strong leadership at all levels – government, the private sector, and civil society. The focus must be on saving lives, safe vaccine development, and recalibration towards a new normal that includes the rights to health and a life of dignity for all people.”last_img read more

Garvin George sentencing traversed to January 2012 assizes

first_img Tweet 33 Views   no discussions Court gavel. Image via: lazytechguys.comGarvin George of Calibishie will have to wait until the January Criminal Assizes to know what sentence he will receive as High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson-Brooks ordered that a Social Welfare report be conducted.Garvin George was found guilty of the murder of Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case by a nine member jury on November 23rd, 2011 and had to return to court on December 5th, 2011 for sentencing. His lawyer Wayne Norde and counsel for the State Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina were directed on November 23rd, 2011 to file brief written submissions regarding sentencing by the 2nd of December 2011.However, Justice Stephenson-Brooks said on Monday that a report from the Social Welfare is essential to assist the Court in determining a proper sentence. His family members as well as relatives of the deceased Julien Junior Joseph are to be interviewed by the Social Welfare Department.The trial has therefore been traversed to the January 2012 assizes which is scheduled to commence on the 24th of January, 2012.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Garvin George sentencing traversed to January 2012 assizes by: – December 6, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Local Bluegrass Band Taking Show On The Road

first_imgImage: FacebookLocal bluegrass band My Brother’s Keeper will begin a summer tour next week.Four members make up the band including siblings Joshua, Benjamin and Titus Luckhaupt, along with Franklin County High School graduate Wyatt Murray.The band will have several stops along the tour, including in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.“We were like eventually we have to and want to do music full time, so we have to try it,” guitarist Benjamin Luckhaupt said. “We booked most of the tour independently, so we put a lot of work into it.”It is exciting and we get to play music full time this summer!”With influences ranging a wide spectrum of musical genres, My Brother’s Keeper is a Bluegrass/Folk band with a contemporary sound, energetic live shows, creative musicianship and positive lyrics.The band finished in second place in the Safe Auto Do The Jingle Contest in February.My Brother’s Keeper will perform during this weekend’s Happy Valley Bluegrass Festival on Hickory Rd. in Franklin County. They will take the stage at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.last_img read more

Cardinals And Pirates Split Middle School Games

first_imgThe St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team lost to the host GreensburgJunior high Pirates 63-25 Tuesday evening.Thomas Raver was leading scorer for the Cardinals followed by Abe Streator, CJ Grote, Cody Mohr and a Ryan Reder. St. Louis was able to put in a great 1st quarter matching the starters for Greensburg but the shots started raining in for the home team and the deficit was too great to overcome midway through the second half.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.The St. Louis Cardinals 8th grade team travelled to Greensburg Tuesday to play the host Greensburg Pirates 48-32.The Cardinals came off the long holiday break ready to play as they scored 18 points in the first quarter to take a 18-7 lead.  They extended the lead in the second quarter and took a 31-18 lead going into the lock room.  After the break, St Louis came out of the lock room playing some good defense as they held Greensburg to only 3 points in the 3rd quarter and then went on to win by the final score of 48-32.Overall the Cardinals showed good ball movement on offense which allowed them to get some easy buckets and played a very stifling defense for the entire game.The scoring for St. Louis consisted of  Kurt Siefert with 3, Riley Schebler 6, Jack Forbeck 3, Andrew Oesterling 12, Lleyton Ratcliffe 15, Wil Freeland 4, Karen Macke 1, and Sam Voegele had 4.  Defensively Voegele led both teams in rebounds and had good defensive support from Tyler Kuntz and Jacob Wuestefeld.The Cardinals play next at Sunman-Dearborn this Thursday with the first game starting at 5:30.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

Patsy A. Lanning, 79, Brookville

first_imgPatricia A. “Patsy” Lanning, age 79, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday morning January 22, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family.Born May 22, 1940 in Springfield Township, Franklin County she was the daughter of the late Everett & Roberta (Stokes) Waltz.  On August 20, 1960 she was united in marriage to Quentin Gene Lanning, and he preceded her in death on December 6, 2017.Patsy was a member of the Whitcomb United Methodist Church, where she played the piano & organ for 63 years, and had also attended the Springfield Community Church; the Whitcomb United Methodist Women, Franklin County 4-H Whitcomb Booster club for over 57 years; as well as the Franklin County Antique Machinery Club.Survivors include a daughter, Beth (Paul) Fultz of Brookville, Indiana, two sons, Brian (Mary Jo) Lanning of New Palestine, Indiana and Brent (Sandy) Lanning of Brookville, Indiana; a sister, Marilyn Frensemeier of Greensburg, Indiana, a sister-in-law, Wanda Waltz of Whitcomb, Indiana; 8 grandchildren, Sarah (Jordan) Scott, Christopher Lanning, Stephanie (Jeremy) Fryer, Amber (Jeff) King, Ryan Breen, Jason (Randi) Fultz, Jackie (Dustin) Paugh, Jacob (Jessica) Fultz; 17 great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents & husband, Quentin, she was preceded in death by a brother, Loren Waltz, and a brother-in-law, Robert Frensemeier.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Steve Rundel & Pastor Ralph Gutowski will officiate the funeral services on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Whitcomb United Methodist Church, the Springfield Community Church or the American Cancer Society.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Lanning family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Tyson Fury mocks Anthony Joshua

first_imgTyson Fury launched an astonishing rant on Anthony Joshua during lockdown when asked about the pair potentially trading punches in the future.“The Gypsy King” was on top form when discussing the bout with Jamie and Harry Redknapp on their new Sky series: “Home Fixture.” Fury, 31, blasted AJ’s technical ability and defence, before completely shutting down any notion of a victory for the unified champion if they meet.As WBC title-holder, Fury has the opportunity to take him every single belt on offer, which many believe he will do if Joshua agrees to the fight.Outlining what happens if they ever lock horns, Fury was certainly adamant Joshua would hit the canvas.“AJ’s style is tailor-made for mine,” Fury told both Redknapps alongside comedian Tom Davis. “He’s an upright fighter, walking forward with a classic defence.“He’s strong and powerful, but he’s got no footwork. (He’s got) hardly any resilience and he’s a bit gutless when it comes down to getting clipped. “I think I’ll knock him out around two or three rounds.“The first time I connect on him his legs will do a dance. I’ll just jump on him like that fat kid (Andy Ruiz Jr.) did before. Easy, not a bother.”As confident as ever, Fury even picked out the finishing punch, by concluding: “I’ll tell you what shot it’s gonna be as well, should I?“It’s gonna be a left hook to the temple. You’re gonna see him do a Bambi dance all over the ring.”As things stand, AJ is yet to fully follow through with previous promises to face Fury in the next 12 months. A lot of talking has played out in the media.Fury and Joshua have tried to find a solution due to both having mandatories.Kubrat Pulev is lined up for Joshua, whilst Fury has to fight Deontay Wilder for the third time.Up to now, it’s a stalemate, which Fury attributes to Hearn and Joshua.RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight The summer of 2021 would be the perfect time for Fury vs Joshua to finally take place on UK soil.Tags: Anthony JoshuaBOXINGTyson Furylast_img read more

My family received death threats after Salah incident: Ramos

first_imgLondon, Sep 9: Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has revealed that his family received “death threats” in the aftermath of the Champions League final against Liverpool where he fouled Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.Ramos, 32, was jeered throughout Spain’s 2-1 victory over England at Wembley in a UEFA Nations League game.In the Champions League final, which Real won 3-1 in May to claim their third successive crown, Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury midway through the first half following a challenge by Ramos.”One tries to evade (the boos). In the end you feel it, but I stay out of everything. It doesn’t affect my game,” Ramos was quoted as saying by ESPNFC on Saturday.”I would have liked another reception because people only remember the action of the final, and nobody remembers the death threats that my family and my children received.”It is a very sensitive issue that people maybe take as a joke about and (that’s why they) whistle in a great stadium like this. My conscience is very clear. I already explained (what happened), and I do not have to give more explanations.”Ramos has time and again denied trying to intentionally hurt Salah.”You never expect a reception that is not good because, as I said the other day if these [English] fans have something good, it is that they have always been with the great players. It has not been like that, but I am very calm, with my conscience very clear in that aspect.”As I said before, I have never tried to hurt a colleague. There are people who may have misunderstood it, but these are football things. It will not change anything in my game or in me.”Meanwhile, he was effusive in his praise for Spain and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea who made a string of saves to keep England and especially Marcus Rashford at bay.”He is a great goalkeeper. We have always said it,” Ramos said. “The big games are those that mark the great players. After a World Cup with many doubts, he deserved (a performance such as this).”He is a great goalkeeper, and today he has (had) a great game, he has made some interventions that have marked the result of the game. Hopefully, it is also a beginning, and that will help him to gain confidence because he is a key player for us,” Ramos added. IANSlast_img read more

Premier League clubs discuss options but left in limbo

first_imgBy Simon EvansMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Premier League clubs on Friday discussed possible models for finishing the current season but did not consider a specific date for play to resume while U.K. government lockdown restrictions remain in place.Representatives of the 20 teams took part in a conference call to look at various possible options for restarting the season and remain committed to completing the fixtures rather than voiding the season.But after the government announced on Thursday that the lockdown would remain in place for at least another three weeks, all options remain hypothetical.A Premier League spokesperson said: “Today’s Shareholders’ Meeting provided an opportunity to discuss possible scheduling models. It remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.“In common with other businesses and industries, the Premier League and our clubs are working through complex planning scenarios.“We are actively engaging with stakeholders, including broadcast partners, and our aim is to ensure we are in a position to resume playing when it is safe to do so and with the full support of the Government.“The health and wellbeing of players, coaches, managers, club staff and supporters are our priority and the League will only restart when medical guidance allows.”There was no discussion during the meeting of the possible complications that could be caused by the season running beyond June 30 — when some player and manager contracts run out.World soccer’s governing body FIFA has stated that contracts should be adjusted to reflect the actual end of the season. However, that issue could be open to challenge under English law.The Football League (EFL), which represents the three divisions below the Premier League, has said that teams should not return to training before May 16 “at the earliest”.Should teams be allowed to train it is expected they would need two-to-three weeks to get prepared for the return to action, making the earliest possible return in June.But with the ban on mass public gatherings likely to be one of the last restrictions to be removed, rescheduled games could well be held behind closed doors.last_img read more