Holocaust memorial is best at Museum

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first_imgIn regards to the Holocaust memorial proposed in Niskayuna on the Troy-Schenectady Road, I believe it is planned that the view from the street will be shielded by proposed tree plantings.That is simply an invitation for vandalism. Why not locate it in the New York State Museum in Albany instead?Accessibility is not a problem, and any potential vandalism issue is no longer an issue.Gerald DeAngelusNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Lawyers, hired guns and money

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This Norman Park property was the very definition of a renovator’s delight

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first_img20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.After a couple of massive years of renovations and an almost total rebuild, it’s hard to understand why anyone would part with this Norman Park riverfront home.But for Sharon and John Russell, it’s the opportunity to seize the day and travel that is dragging them away.The couple bought the home at 20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park more than four years ago.“Because we had a marine business it was perfect for us,’’ Mrs Russell said. “We just took one look at it originally and knew we could do a lot with it. We thought there were good bones.“It took us two years to work out exactly what we were going to do, so we finished our renovation a year ago.”Sharon and John Russell are selling their Norman Park home. Picture: Mark CallejaThe massive project took longer than expected when three extra slabs were found after digging through the top slab, and because the area was tight it had to be dug out with buckets and spades.“It was basically a total rebuild so that all that was left were some of the external walls, the roof was still there but otherwise we did everything,” she said.There were three bedrooms when the family bought the home, but now there are four, each with its own ensuite.An old bomb shelter was cleaned up and, after two weeks of peeling layers of paint off the bricks, it was converted into a 200-bottle cellar with a bar.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.“The house is beautiful. We built it to stay there and never move,’’ Mrs Russell said. But a medical incident with a family member about a year ago made the couple rethink their plans.“It just made us think you never know,” she explained. “You really should do everything you want to do when you can.”“So we have decided we just want to travel.”Mrs Russell said their dream had been to live on the river, and she would miss it.“It is like a moving picture 24 hours a day,” she said. “We are perched on top of the river — a lot of our friends have got homes on the river, but we are over the top of the river.20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.“The kitchen is the kitchen I always dreamt of. It is beautiful, and has a 180-degree view of the river, and then we have got a boat house, which you can’t get any more. It was built, we think in the ’50s, so you can’t ever build again, and we made it somewhere really special.“We will often go and sit down there. It is on the jetty perched over the river.”The area has been the setting for many parties and family functions.20 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.Inside, the living area has imported French oak flooring and high ceilings.The main bedroom has a large dressing room, an ensuite with a freestanding bathtub and access to the north-facing terrace.The home is listed through Debora Evans of Deborah Evans Properties Morningside.last_img read more

Surge in first home buyers taking up Queensland government grant

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first_imgNew homes under construction in Mango Hill, north of Brisbane. Image: AAP/Dan Peled.He said boosting the grant had also encouraged investment in new housing stocks with on-flow benefits for local contractors, subbies and suppliers who rely on the building industry.Mr Pitt said housing affordability was also a motivating factor in many people’s decisions to move to Queensland from southern states.“Already in the 12 months to March this year we’ve seen 15,716 people move up in the world to Queensland, the majority of those were from New South Wales,” he said.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 ago“Our First Home Owner’s Grant is far more generous than those currently available in Sydney and Melbourne, and another incentive for southerners to make the move to the Sunshine State.” Migration to Qld highest in years Renters still suffering after cyclone The nation buying 8 per cent of new Qld homes More than 8000 people have accessed the first homebuyer grant in Qld since it was boosted to $20,000.THERE has been a surge in the number of people taking advantage of a boost to the Queensland government’s First Home Owner’s Grant.More than 8000 grants worth $162 million have been approved since July 2016 when the state government increased the incentive for first home buyers to $20,000 from $15,000.Nearly half of those (3100) were approved in the past three months after the grant was extended from June 30 to December 31 in the 2017 state budget.Treasurer Curtis Pitt urged Queenslanders to get in before the increased grant expired, but did not say whether the government was considering extending the grant further.The $20,000 grant is available for people buying newly built dwellings worth up to $750,000.“Greater investment in new housing stocks can help address housing supply issues and can assist in making new home ownership more affordable, at a time when home affordability can be a challenge,” Mr Pitt said. Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.Victoria is catching up though, with the state government this week announcing first home buyers in the state’s regions now have access to a $20,000 grant — double the $10,000 grant available to city dwellers in the state. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Master Builders Queensland deputy chief executive Paul Bidwell welcomed the strong take-up of the grant since it had been extended, but said a further extension would be even more beneficial.“We pushed hard for an extension,” he said.“Whether we get another extension remains to be seen.”Mr Bidwell urged the state government to consider other incentives, including reducing transaction costs, which were another major impediment to buying a home in Queensland.He also noted that only around 10 per cent of first-home buyers actually purchased new properties.last_img read more

Murcia local jailed for ‘domestic violence’

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first_imgThe 33-year-old resident FranklinArimas was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant on Dec. 12, a policereport showed. Officers of the municipal policestation served the warrant issued by Judge Walter Zorilla of the Regional TrialCourt Branch 55 dated Nov. 22. Arimas was detained in the lockupfacility of the Murcia police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9262, or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004. Bacolod City – Charged with domestic violence, a man was nabbed inBarangay Abo-Abo, Murcia, Negros Occidental. The court recommended a P72,000 bailbond for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img

Theodora “Teddie” Dugle, 72

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first_imgTheodora E. “Teddie” Dugle, 72, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg.Born September 13, 1944 in Delta County, Michigan, she was the daughter of Theodore and Hazel (Meyer) Bonifas.Teddie worked for over 30 years at Print Pak until her retirement.She was married to Gayle L. Dugle, Jr. on November 13, 1963 and he preceded her in death on July 13, 2005.She is survived by one son, Lee (Sheila) Dugle, Greensburg; one daughter, Brenda ((John R.) Tungate, Greensburg; three granddaughters, Samantha (Chris) Doll, Greensburg, Kattie (Bobby) O’Mara, Greensburg, Jennifer (Michael) Becraft, Greensburg; six great grandchildren, Alanye Doll, Niall & Evelyn O’Mara, Kayleigh, Brayden and Ryan Becraft.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one grandson, Zachary Gayle Dugle.Visitation will be held on Monday from 11 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating.Interment will be held at a later date.Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Edward Aaron Taylor, 34, Brookville

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first_imgEdward Aaron Taylor Sr., age 34, of Cincinnati, Ohio and formerly of Brookville, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his residence in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born May 15, 1985 in Batesville, Indiana he was the son of Michael & Judy (Meyer) Taylor.  On January 28, 2013 he was united in marriage to Miranda Washburn and she survives.Besides his wife Miranda, he is survived by his mother, Judy (Kevin King) Taylor of Brookville, Indiana; two children, Edward Aaron Taylor Jr., & Lillian Hope Taylor; a step-daughter, Ariannah Ison; eight brothers & sisters, Michelle (John) Taylor-Hicks of Metamora, Indiana, Amanda (Matthew) Kirkwood of Flower Mound, Texas, Melissa McMillin (Aaron Leffingwell) of Brookville, Indiana, Michael (Valerie) Taylor of Brookville, Indiana, Roger (Jessica) Zurborg of Brookville, Indiana, Crystal Miller (Tony Shirley) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Theresa Taylor of Cincinnati, Ohio and Anthony (Emily) Taylor of Tacoma, Washington; as well as several nieces, nephews & cousins.He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Taylor, a brother, David Zurborg, as well as grandmothers Lucille Taylor and Jacqueline Meyer, and his step-mother, Christine Taylor.A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Schilling Memorial Community Center, 900 Mill Street, Brookville.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Taylor family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Kane seals new Spurs deal

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first_img A graduate of the north London club’s academy, the 21-year-old has this term racked up an impressive 20 goals in all competitions. That form has seen Kane rewarded with a new and improved contract at White Hart Lane, despite having only signed a new deal with Spurs back in August. Benoit Assou-Ekotto, another favourite of Redknapp, was released having not represented Spurs since May 2013, while Jordan Archer, Nathan Oduwa and Emmanuel Sonupe moved on loan to Millwall, Luton and St Mirren, respectively. It was not just outgoings in north London, however, as Dele Alli arrived from MK Dons for a reported £5million. The 18-year-old midfielder has penned a five-and-a-half-year contract but will spend the rest of the season on loan back at the League One club. “It’s a massive club and I’m really happy to be here,” Alli said. “I’m looking forward to meeting all the lads and getting to work with the manager. It’s a dream come true. “I like the way the manager has been working, developing the youth and bringing a lot of young players in. I wanted to come to a club where the manager puts a lot of trust into young players. “I’d love to play for Spurs and play at White Hart Lane. It won’t be easy and I’ll have fight for my place in the team but I’ll work hard to do that.” Harry Kane’s new five-and-a-half-year contract was the main talking point during what was a frantic day of transfer activity at Tottenham. The new contract will see the England Under-21 international remain at the club until 2020 and could prove to be one of the deals of the deadline day. “It’s been a great past six months,” Kane told the club’s official website. “I feel whenever I play I will get chances and get goals and that is what has happened this season, which I’ve been really happy about. “Hopefully I can push on and things will go even better. I just want to get better as a player. I am still 21 and have a lot of football ahead of me. “I have been at Spurs since I was 11 and have always loved the club. I just want to keep working hard and do my best for the club.” Kane’s fine form has seen Emmanuel Adebayor drop down the pecking order, pushing him towards what at times looked like a deadline-day exit. QPR and West Ham were both linked to the Togo striker, yet no deal materialised. There were, though, a number of departures from White Hart Lane, with long-serving Aaron Lennon joining Everton on loan until the end of the season. A star of the Spurs team under Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas, the 27-year-old has since dropped down the pecking order and will look to relaunch his career at Goodison Park. Press Associationlast_img read more

Fascinating ready to Rock

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first_imgPat Smullen is looking forward to partnering one-time Classic contender Fascinating Rock on his seasonal reappearance in the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown on Wednesday. Press Association After winning the Ballysax Stakes and the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial in the early part of last season, the Dermot Weld-trained colt was disappointing in both the Investec Derby at Epsom and the Irish Derby at the Curragh in June. He has not been seen in competitive action since the latter of those defeats and drops down half a mile in distance for his comeback run in this Listed event. center_img The formidable Smullen-Weld combination have kicked off the new season in sensational form, combining for eight winners at Gowran Park and Leopardstown last weekend. Smullen said: “Fascinating Rock seems in good form and I think this is a good starting point for the year for him. “He’s had a good, long break and seems well in himself at home. Having been off a good while, I’m sure he’ll improve for the run, but he’s in good form and hopefully he’ll go there and run a nice race. “The horses are in tremendous form at the moment, so hopefully that continues. I don’t think coming back in trip will be any bother to him.” Fascinating Rock must concede weight to six opponents on his return, including the talented Chopin, who makes his debut for Ger Lyons. The five-year-old has been off the track since finishing fourth in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last May. David Redvers, racing manager for owners Qatar Racing, said: ” He looks a very nice horse and Ger has got on well with him. “Ger’s horses have just been needing a run, so we’re expecting a promising run from him tomorrow, rather than expecting him to come back with a trophy. He’s been off a long time, but he has been moving really well and time will tell how he matches up.” Joseph Murphy’s stable star Euphrasia also makes her first start of 2015, while Aidan O’Brien relies on Cougar Mountain. Seanie, Alive Alive Oh and Some Spirit complete the line-up. last_img read more

Hitler’s Rumored Pet Alligator Dies in Moscow Zoo at 84

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first_imgMOSCOW –An alligator rumored to be Adolph Hitler’s petm during WWII, died at the Moscow Zoo at the age of 84.In the wild, the normal life span for an alligator is 30 to 50 years so this alligator, named Saturn, was extra special.Saturn was born in the wild somewhere in Mississippi in 1936 and was shipped to the Berlin Zoo from which he disappeared on November 23, 1943, in the aftermath of an Allied air bombing campaign on Berlin. One bomb directly struck the zoo’s aquarium and, according to reports at the time, all of the alligators and crocodiles in captivity there were killed. But not Saturn who was orbiting somewhere around das Führer.In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, the alligator Saturn swims in water at the Moscow Zoo, in Moscow, Russia. An alligator that many believed to have once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo. The zoo said the alligator, named Saturn, was about 84 years old and died on Friday. (AP Photo/Mikhail Bibichkov)In fact, of the 16.000 animals once kept in the Berlin Zoo, it is estimated that fewer than 100 survived the war. The zoo’s announcement of Saturn’s death states: “Even if, purely theoretically, he belonged to someone, animals are not involved in war and politics, it is absurd to blame them for human sins.”Death may not end Saturn’s public career. It has been reported that his carcass will be preserved and placed on exhibition at Moscow’s Charles Darwin Museum of Biology.last_img read more