Dead Floyd And DeadPhish Orchestra Rock Classics At The Aggie [Video]

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first_imgThis past Friday night in Fort Collins, CO, fans packed Aggie Theatre to enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, and Phish. Two bands, Dead Floyd and DeadPhish Orchestra, brought the heat to the town affectionately known as “Fort Fun” with a non-stop show of classics from the three heavy-weight acts.Both Colorado-based groups brought plenty of jam to the table, with a little dash of some uptempo funk to a few of the number played during the evening (i.e. “Dead Floyd during “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2,” seen below). They also played around with each other’s setlists, as DeadPhish Orchestra began both “Dark Star” and “Slipknot,” with Dead Floyd finishing the songs during their own set.DPO setlist consisted of Pink Floyd’s “Goodbye Cruel World,” a much welcomed “Lizards,” and a “Harry Hood > Bertha > Harry Hood”, the latter of which witnessed a “Goodbye Cruel World” refrain. All in all, a very creative set from the band out of Boulder.Highlights from the Dead Floyd set were a beautiful “Althea”, and a really well-played “Take It Back > Scarlet Begonias > Dark Star > Slipknot!” The lasers that the group brought along were a nice touch for the eyes to behold as the group went deep into some Pink Floyd numbers. “Pigs (3 Different Ones) > Not Fade Away” brought the evening to a successful conclusion as the crowd waltzed their way out onto the streets of “Fort Fun.”Check out some videos from the night below. All photos courtesy of Samuel Goldring.“Dark Star > Slipknot! > Happiest Days of our Lives > Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2” “Not Fade Away”Dead Floyd Setlist – Aggie Theater – Ft. Collins, CO – 11/4/16Casey JonesFearlessAltheaDogs of WarMission in the RainOne Slip >Here Comes Sunshine >Take It Back >Scarlet Begonias >Dark Star >Slipknot! >Happiest Days of Our Lives >Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 >Terrapin Station >Run Like HellEncore:Pigs (3 Different One) >Not Fade AwayDark Star was Verse 2 only, completing the First Verse performed by Dead Phish Orchestra.Slipknot! completed unfinished Slipknot! from Dead Phish OrchestraRun Like Hell contained a Crosseyed & Painless JamDeadPhish Orchestra Setlist – Aggie Theater – Ft. Collins, CO – 11/4/16Goodbye Cruel World >My Friend My Friend >Help on the Way >Slipknot [1] >Tube >Franklin’s Tower >Tube >The Music Never StoppedLizards >Cumberland BluesWater in the Sky >The Wheel >Birds of a FeatherDark Star [2] >Harry Hood >Bertha >Harry Hood [3](Double-bill with Dead Floyd)[1] finished by Dead Floyd[2] 1st verse only DF played 2nd verse[3] w/ Goodbye Cruel World refrain “Pigs (3 Different Ones)”center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

‘Lend an Ear’ promotes community service

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first_imgSaint Mary’s students launched the Lend An Ear initiative to establish a way for Belles to provide companionship to the local homeless population, Lend An Ear club president and senior Fernanda Amado said.The initiative specifically connects Saint Mary’s students with the residents of Center for the Homeless, Amado said.Amado said fellow senior Christina Porter sparked the idea for the club and the initiative.“In our junior year we both took Professor [Terri] Russ’s public communication course,” Amado said. “Every Thursday, we would go to the Center and teach our residents about communication.  While there, we found that most of the residents wanted to share their experiences with us.  That is when Christina came up with the idea.”Porter said she first became interested in Russ’s course when she learned she could teach communication concepts to residents of the Center for the Homeless, building on her experiences working with impoverished individuals during high school. She said her time in the class inspired her to create a student group.“We noticed that the guests would sometimes use a lot of class time describing their experiences and the paths they have taken to end up at the Center.  It was apparent to us that they enjoyed us visiting and wanted to talk more,” Porter said. “We also realized that sometimes it can be hard for the guests to share their personal challenges and hardships with other guests because … others may not want to listen, because they too are burdened with problems.”Porter said she and her classmates developed this volunteering initiative out of a desire to continue the companionship among Saint Mary’s students and Center residents fostered by her public communications course.Russ said she is proud of her students and their work.“This program provides a wonderful opportunity for students to provide meaningful service to the Center for the Homeless, while also learning that those who are homeless are more similar to us than dissimilar,” Russ said.Amado said she feels an important take-away from her time volunteering at the Center is the realization that anyone can find themselves in a situation of poverty.“It doesn’t just happen to those with addictions, most of them led ordinary lives,” Amado said. “But the really important thing to take way is that these are good people.  As a society we tend to stigmatize the homeless.  We don’t like to go near them or we think poorly of them because we have been conditioned to be weary of them.”The structure of the initiative is centered on communication between the volunteers and the guests, Porter said.“[The initiative] … is a way for us to be a secure outlet to talk about their lives and their daily struggles.  Our job is to ‘lend our ears’ and to be a friend to them.  It’s important to acknowledge that homelessness does not discriminate and people of all backgrounds can end up in a facility like the Center for the Homeless,” Porter said.Amado said Lend An Ear volunteers must volunteer for at least one hour per week at South Bend’s Center for the Homeless, though more substantial time commitments are encouraged.Students may sign up to participate on the Lend An Ear OrgSync page, Amado said.Tags: Center for the Homeless, Christina Porter, Fernanda Amado, Lend An Earlast_img read more

Guatemalan Army to Gradually Retreat from Civilian Public Safety Tasks

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first_img Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: I don’t think so. In some areas, the drug traffickers take advantage of youths in gangs by distributing these weapons at low prices, and the gangs then become violent in one way or another. There is no direct or definite connection between the actions of gangs and those of drug traffickers. The Guatemalan Army depends on its Chief of Staff, who is responsible for developing and implementing all the policies and guidelines issued by the Ministry of National Defense and the General Commander of the Armed Forces, who is also the president. Major General Carlos Eduardo Estrada Pérez is the Guatemalan Army’s current Chief of Staff, and his role involves creating operational plans and training for Guatemala’s Army. Diálogo met with Major General Estrada during the XII Caribbean Nation’s Security Conference (CANSEC) 2015 held from January 20-23 in Nassau, Bahamas, where he discussed the main challenges that Guatemala’s Army currently faces. Diálogo: Does that mean that there may be a greater number of exchanges held between Guatemala and other Caribbean countries for information, joint military exercises, etc.? Diálogo: Do you mean that the Guatemalan Army will retreat from undertaking public safety activities by the end of 2016? Diálogo: Regarding your comment that Guatemala is a transit country and now also a storage warehouse, do you think that one of the consequences of this is the weapons that arms traffickers leave behind, that then fall in the hands of young Guatemalan gang members? Diálogo: Does that mean that there may be a greater number of exchanges held between Guatemala and other Caribbean countries for information, joint military exercises, etc.? Diálogo: What is your opinion on the current war on drugs by the Guatemalan Armed Forces? Major General Carlos Eduardo Estrada Pérez: The drug problem has been evolving and changing. They are very skilled in that sense, when we try to do something against the drug traffickers, they sprout in another area under a different mechanism. Guatemala has always been considered a transit area because of its geographical location, a place where the aircraft fuel arrives and where the fuel from vessels also arrives. So by definition, this makes us a transit area. But beyond considering the activities of the security forces successful; we have to understand that Guatemala has become not only a bridge, but also a warehouse. Lately, Guatemala has become a country that produces synthetic drugs. We have been seizing precursor chemicals often; we have been finding and dismantling secret laboratories. This is how we have handled drug trafficking and consequently, how Guatemala has been affected by it. Lastly, though on a smaller scale, but always present, is money laundering. These are the correlative effects of the drug trafficking activity in Guatemala. Diálogo: Do you mean that the Guatemalan Army will retreat from undertaking public safety activities by the end of 2016? Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: I don’t think so. In some areas, the drug traffickers take advantage of youths in gangs by distributing these weapons at low prices, and the gangs then become violent in one way or another. There is no direct or definite connection between the actions of gangs and those of drug traffickers. By Dialogo February 12, 2015 Diálogo: We know that drugs are a problem, especially for Central America. How has this problem really affected Guatemala? Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: The Constitution of Guatemala establishes that the Army is responsible for external and internal security, as derived from the Peace Agreements. So we began by strengthening our National Police Units. Within the Peace Agreements, it was established that the Army would not get involved in what corresponds to internal security, this being a public security matter. Following an increase in common crime, organized crime, and violent activities generated by drug trafficking, however, the security forces, in this case the National Police, has become overwhelmed. But, during the current term of [our] President Otto Perez Molina, the police have recovered, strengthened, and have increased in numbers. We are projecting that by next year, 2016; the Army will gradually retreat from the public safety activities. Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: We are attending on a special invitation from General John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, who recently visited Guatemala and invited us to attend this conference.It’s important for us to attend this conference where the Caribbean nations are integrating, coordinating, exchanging information, and cooperating. It is something we have had in Central America for many years through the Central American Armed Forces Conference that has been working very well. Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: We are attending on a special invitation from General John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, who recently visited Guatemala and invited us to attend this conference.It’s important for us to attend this conference where the Caribbean nations are integrating, coordinating, exchanging information, and cooperating. It is something we have had in Central America for many years through the Central American Armed Forces Conference that has been working very well. Diálogo: Regarding your comment that Guatemala is a transit country and now also a storage warehouse, do you think that one of the consequences of this is the weapons that arms traffickers leave behind, that then fall in the hands of young Guatemalan gang members? Diálogo: What is your opinion on the current war on drugs by the Guatemalan Armed Forces? Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: Yes. I would also like to add that the Army, as a military force, currently has a small participation in citizen security activities because three public safety squadrons have been created. So, we have public safety squads that are shaped by personnel who have already served in the military and others that have not, but go through a training period. These units are directly involved in supporting the National Police in public security tasks. Major General Carlos Eduardo Estrada Pérez: The drug problem has been evolving and changing. They are very skilled in that sense, when we try to do something against the drug traffickers, they sprout in another area under a different mechanism. Guatemala has always been considered a transit area because of its geographical location, a place where the aircraft fuel arrives and where the fuel from vessels also arrives. So by definition, this makes us a transit area. But beyond considering the activities of the security forces successful; we have to understand that Guatemala has become not only a bridge, but also a warehouse. Lately, Guatemala has become a country that produces synthetic drugs. We have been seizing precursor chemicals often; we have been finding and dismantling secret laboratories. This is how we have handled drug trafficking and consequently, how Guatemala has been affected by it. Lastly, though on a smaller scale, but always present, is money laundering. These are the correlative effects of the drug trafficking activity in Guatemala. Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: Possibly, because even though, for example, the Dominican Republic isn’t in Central America, it is also a member of CEFAC. This means that we, the four Central American countries that compose CEFAC [El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua], have a close relationship with the armed forces of several countries in the region. Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: The Constitution of Guatemala establishes that the Army is responsible for external and internal security, as derived from the Peace Agreements. So we began by strengthening our National Police Units. Within the Peace Agreements, it was established that the Army would not get involved in what corresponds to internal security, this being a public security matter. Following an increase in common crime, organized crime, and violent activities generated by drug trafficking, however, the security forces, in this case the National Police, has become overwhelmed. But, during the current term of [our] President Otto Perez Molina, the police have recovered, strengthened, and have increased in numbers. We are projecting that by next year, 2016; the Army will gradually retreat from the public safety activities. Diálogo: We know that drugs are a problem, especially for Central America. How has this problem really affected Guatemala? Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: Possibly, because even though, for example, the Dominican Republic isn’t in Central America, it is also a member of CEFAC. This means that we, the four Central American countries that compose CEFAC [El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua], have a close relationship with the armed forces of several countries in the region. How and why can this be??? In order for crime to increase, if they take away citizen security, what kind of security will we have left??? The police??? Corrupt accomplices of organized crime.. No thank you. A country without an army is like a mutilated human body with both arms cut off, why do we have to do what the foreign countries want in Guatemala when Guatemala is ours. Maj. Gen. Estrada Pérez: Yes. I would also like to add that the Army, as a military force, currently has a small participation in citizen security activities because three public safety squadrons have been created. So, we have public safety squads that are shaped by personnel who have already served in the military and others that have not, but go through a training period. These units are directly involved in supporting the National Police in public security tasks. The Guatemalan Army depends on its Chief of Staff, who is responsible for developing and implementing all the policies and guidelines issued by the Ministry of National Defense and the General Commander of the Armed Forces, who is also the president. Major General Carlos Eduardo Estrada Pérez is the Guatemalan Army’s current Chief of Staff, and his role involves creating operational plans and training for Guatemala’s Army. Diálogo met with Major General Estrada during the XII Caribbean Nation’s Security Conference (CANSEC) 2015 held from January 20-23 in Nassau, Bahamas, where he discussed the main challenges that Guatemala’s Army currently faces. Diálogo: Guatemala has historically participated in the Central American Regional Security Conference [CENTSEC], why are you participating in this year’s Caribbean Nation’s Security Conference [CANSEC]? Diálogo: Guatemala has historically participated in the Central American Regional Security Conference [CENTSEC], why are you participating in this year’s Caribbean Nation’s Security Conference [CANSEC]? last_img read more

HR Answers: How to increase frontline employee retention through engagement

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first_img continue reading » According to BalancedComp’s annual salary and incentive survey, the average employee turnover rates for banks and credit unions peaked at 19.7% in 2018. Unlike banking and tech firm competitors, credit unions are known for establishing and maintaining outstanding relationships with members, but there is opportunity to raise the bar even higher with a strategic focus on employees’ satisfaction.In fact, the key to lowering turnover is all about engagement. Research shows that organizations with higher engagement among employees experience less turnover. This is important because employee turnover proves costly for an organization when factoring in the money and resources required to attract and train new employees. Research has also revealed the strong correlation between employee engagement and an organization’s business outcomes that determine success, including productivity, profitability and member engagement.It’s obvious that engaged employees help their organization flourish, so credit unions should be open to and actively seeking ways to improve engagement among their own staff. Doing so allows employees to outperform their disengaged counterparts by 202%. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Vodafone stays in Newbury

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Jakarta extends transition phase, postponing further relaxation by 14 days

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first_img“[We] still need to improve the public’s discipline in three important aspects, [namely] using face masks, washing hands regularly and maintaining a [physical] distance,” Anies said during a press conference live-streamed on Wednesday.Jakarta had already extended for a third time its PSBB on June 4 until the end of last month, a period described as Jakarta’s “transitional” phase to loosening restrictions, after research data showed that the epidemiological trend of new COVID-19 cases and deaths had declined.On Wednesday, Anies claimed that Jakarta had achieved a score of 71 in the pandemic indicator designed by a team from the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Public Health department, slightly surpassing the advised minimum score of 70 for relaxing restrictions.Read also: Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has announced that the capital is extending its transitional COVID-19 mobility restrictions by 14 days and tightening supervision of traditional markets and train services.The city administration had decided to keep its large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in place until July 15 after reviewing the situation of the pandemic in the capital with the COVID-19 task force, Anies said.He highlighted the need for Jakarta to avoid a spike in infections once the administration started to relax curbs. The index takes into account epidemiological conditions, public health and health facilities.The capital had tested around 1,400 residents per 1 million population, exceeding the minimum of 1,000 tests per million people recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), Anies said.Anies said residents needed to be more disciplined in wearing face masks, washing their hands and maintaining a distance from one another to avoid a future spike in COVID-19 cases.The city administration would also deploy military, police and administration officers to supervise the implementation of health protocol at traditional markets and on commuter trains, as those places had become hotbeds of transmission.Officers would guard every entrance and exit of all 153 city-owned markets and 150 community markets in the capital and limit the number of visitors to 50 percent of the market’s capacity at any given time. In exchange, markets were allowed to return to their regular operating hours.Read also: Jakarta pedestrians allowed to exercise at 32 alternative CFD locationsFor the commuter trains, officers would cooperate with state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) to supervise passenger limitations at stations.“Transmissions in other places, such as office buildings, shopping centers and other public transportation services is pretty much under control, but work remains to be done at traditional markets and commuter trains,” Anies said.Although the new school year is scheduled to start on July 13, Anies said Jakarta had no plans to reopen schools yet, with online learning expected to continue as the provincial health agency warned that children were more susceptible to infection. The governor said the majority of COVID-19 cases in the capital were active, and many of the cases were asymptomatic residents found to be positive through door-to-door tests conducted by community health centers (Puskesmas) rather than hospitalized patients.“[We will continue to] test, track and isolate [these patients],” he continued. “That way, we want Jakarta citizens to have confidence that the government is taking all steps to protect and guarantee the safety of its citizens.”Topics :last_img read more

BLOG: How to Follow Pennsylvania Primary Election Returns

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works,  The Blog,  Voting & Elections Today is the day: April 26th is the Pennsylvania primary. Registered voters in the Republican and Democratic parties will head to the polls to make their choice for President of the United States, United States Senator, statewide row offices and most of the state legislative seats in Pennsylvania.Polls are open from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM — Go vote!After the polls close, you can head over to the Department of State’s election-night returns website, which offers up-to-the-minute statewide results.The portal allows users to customize searches, receive timely updates and view results on mobile devices. The site also provides direct links to each county’s election results website.Visitors to the site can take advantage of a location-based service through the “My County” link which instantly brings up results for the county in which the user is located.The election returns website can be accessed on the Department of State’s home page at dos.pa.gov. The Department will have results on the site as it receives reports from Pennsylvania’s 67 counties after the polls close at 8 PM on Election Day.Miss the registration deadline for the primary? It is never too early to register online so you can participate in the 2016 General Election on Tuesday, November 8th. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img April 26, 2016 BLOG: How to Follow Pennsylvania Primary Election Returnslast_img read more

Outsourced trading to soar as asset managers adapt to post-pandemic world

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first_imgOutsourced trading demand is increasing as investment firms look to reduce costs, satisfy regulatory demands and expand into different markets. COVID-19 demonstrated to many fund managers that not everything needs to be operated in house. In fact, some processes and functions might actually perform just as well in a remote and virtualized environment.According to a new paper from Capco – Outsourced Trading: Who, What & Why Now? – which looks at why a growing number of firms are looking to use or provide outsourced trading as a service and identifies key emerging trends.Typically, smaller hedge funds and other investment managers outsource trading to a brokerage firm, however, the paper shows that many of the largest organisations may begin outsourcing some or all their trading within the next few years.The paper, co-authored by Capco’s head of prime brokerage (UK) Anthony Bennett and executive director Andrew Dearman, noted that as technology, transparency and service convenience increases, outsourcing is becoming more widely adopted to support core hedge fund strategies. This notion has been entertained by recent research conducted by KPMG and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), which found that hedge funds are preparing to emerge from disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic more resilient, adaptable and efficient by adopting a “decentralisation of operations”.KPMG and AIMA surveyed 144 hedge fund managers globally – representing $840bn (€704bn) in total assets – in real time throughout the pandemic to discover how the alternatives sector had performed and adapted to meet the new normal, and how investment funds were expected to change going forward.The survey found that 71% of respondents cited the success of operating in the current remote working environment as a catalyst to increase outsourcing operational and technological solutions to improve efficiency, generate cost savings and manage margins more effectively. Anthony Bennett, CapcoAndrew Weir, global head of asset management at KPMG International, said hedge funds “are evaluating their existing operating model and adjusting their core processes, cost structures and work environments so they are positioned to grow and meet the changing needs of investors”.The research study also showed that more than 80% of respondents were investing in their digital infrastructure and IT capabilities. Half of all firms said they were investing in cyber security measures with one-in-three firms saying they were building a central data warehouse to facilitate data analysis and reporting.“Susbtancial additional income”Revenue estimates vary, but indicate greater moves to outsourced trading could generate substantial additional income for providers. Established players could look to grow revenue from their existing client base as more services are used and volumes increase, Capco’s paper added.The co-authors also found that as outsourced trading matures, scale and credibility grows, larger hedge funds, especially with working from home being the norm, could start to outsource more middle office functions.At KPMG, partner Christopher Mears said the vast majority of emerging managers and otehr investment firms start with the assumption that they will be outsourcing key functions from the very beginning.“It’s that cost scalability that underpins their business model. Investors understand this and — as long as the managers are able to integrate with their providers — are very comfortable with the approach,” he said.Chinese wallsProviding the outsourced trading service, Capco’s report highlighted, would not be a trivial investment for firms. With a need to establish ‘Chinese walls’ between certain business units, updated policies and procedures as well as IT change would be required.Large investment banks that provide research, banking, and prime brokerage services in addition to outsourced trading services could potentially be competing/trading against their own outsource trading OT client base, said Capco’s Bennett.Firms interested in migrating to an outsourced trading model would need help shifting their traditional middle/back office functions to the offering firms, which would require additional resourcing to make it happen, the paper suggested.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

Where it’s cheaper to buy than rent: It’s Ipswich’s time to shine

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first_imgREA Group/realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Ms Conisbee said she was surprised by the “sheer number of suburbs” in greater Brisbane where it was cheaper to buy than rent.“There’s quite a large number of them,” she said.“Now is actually a good time to look to buy because we are looking to see further increases in rental levels.“The reason being we have fewer new developments going ahead and also fewer investors in the market.”Caitlin and Bryn Williams decided to buy a home in Ripley when they realised they could pay about the same in loan repayments as they were in rent.After previously renting in Ipswich, they bought a brand new, four-bedroom house for just over $350,000 in the Ecco Ripley estate, where stage one of the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre has just been completed.“We’re happy not to be renting anymore,” Mrs Williams said.“What we were paying in rent, we were paying off someone else’s mortgage.” An artist’s impression of Ripley Town Centre.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoRipley is on track to become Australia’s biggest masterplanned community — home to 120,000 by 2041.CoreLogic figures show the suburb’s median house price has grown by nearly 20 per cent in the past 12 months.Mohammad Bassiri of Ray White Springfield Lakes said people were starting to realise it worked out cheaper or just as expensive to buy a home in the Ipswich region as it was to rent one.Mr Bassiri said a friend of his recently moved from a rental at Springfield Lakes to buy a three-bedroom house at South Ripley for $320,000 because he realised the mortgage repayments were the same as his rent payments.WHERE IT IS CHEAPER TO BUY THAN RENT IN QLD Suburb Median house price Monthly loan repayment Monthly rent Difference1. Lamb Island $110,000 $405 $997 $592 2. Macleay Island $182,000 $669 $1,192 $523 3. Russell Island $165,000 $607 $1,083 $476 4. Kilcoy $272,000 $1000 $1,452 $4525. Mundoolun $576,000 $2,118 $2,548 $430 6. Laidley $237,500 $873 $1,300 $427 7. Woodford $327,250 $1,204 $1,603 $399 8. Plainland $375,000 $1,379 $1,768 $3899. Ebbw Vale $248,500 $914 $1,300 $386 10. Ripley $335,000 $1,232 $1,603 $37111. One Mile $242,500 $892 $1,257 $36512. Blackstone $314,000 $1,155 $1,517 $36213. Leichhardt $243,375 $895 $1,257 $36214. Lowood $251,750 $926 $1,278 $352 15. Brendale $270,000 $993 $1,343 $35016. Riverview $238,500 $877 $1,213 $33617. Cedar Vale $498,000 $1,832 $2,167 $33518. Goodna $310,500 $1,142 $1,473 $33119. Loganholme $381,900 $1,405 $1,733 $32820. Redbank $329,000 $1,210 $1,538 $328(Source: Realestate.com.au) The Ipswich region has a host of suburbs where it is cheaper to buy a home than rent one. Image: AAP/Richard Walker.IT HAS played second fiddle to Brisbane for years, but finally, it is Ipswich’s time to shine.Long regarded as the river city’s poor cousin, the “Switch” has shaken off its stigma and is forging a name for itself as the state’s property bargain capital — where you can get a house for less than your weekly rent.New figures from realestate.com.au have revealed the suburbs across Queensland where it is now cheaper to buy than rent and eight of the top 20 are in the Ipswich growth corridor.In Ebbw Vale, where the median house price is $248,500, it works out to be $386 cheaper to own a home in the suburb than to rent one.center_img Construction underway in Redbank, one of the Ipswich suburbs where it is cheaper to rent than buy. Image: AAP/Richard Walker.And in the burgeoning masterplanned community of Ripley, where it costs $1600 a month on average to rent of home, it only costs $1230 a month on average to own one.It comes as Brisbane’s housing market has recorded its strongest annual rise in rents in three years.After months of flat growth in rental properties, analysis of the latest CoreLogic data by realestate.com.au shows house rents increased 2.4 per cent in 2018, while the cost of leasing a unit became 2.6 per cent more expensive.A rare combination of low interest rates, a rising population and fewer investors and new developments is starting to put upward pressure on rents in the sunshine state and industry experts say now is the time for long-term renters to buy. Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the only way was up for rents in the city, as underlying demand in the Brisbane market began to absorb rental supply.last_img read more

Wanted: More doctors for NegOcc hospital

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first_imgThree doctors tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and thus must stop working temporarily until their quarantine is over and they have been cleared.Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, asked Dr. Girlie Pinonggan, chief- of-hospital of the Cadiz District Hospital, to send additional doctors to the TLJPH.Diaz said the TJLPH is left with two pediatricians only. One of the three COVID-positive doctors was a pediatrician. The two others were internists. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City, Negros Occidental lacks doctors.center_img Earlier, nine pediatricians of the TLJPH were subjected to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test. They were not instructed not to report for duty until their results came out.A doctor of the provincial hospital infected two others after getting the virus from a 70-year-old patient at the Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital who misdeclared his health status.The incident forced the closure of the hospital’s out-patient department.The doctor was employed at TLJPH where he infected two of his co-workers.Diaz said a staff of the hospital who assists patients has also shown symptoms of COVID-19 like fever and loose bowel movement.Admissions at the TJLPH were temporarily suspended. Contact tracing and disinfection are ongoing.Only emergency cases are accommodated at a tent at the hospital grounds./PNlast_img read more