Architecturally designed home sells under the hammer for under $1M

first_img155 Constitution Rd, Windsor.Mr Cuneo marketed the property as being ideal to move into straight away or renovate it and create a dream home. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019155 Constitution Rd, Windsor.Ray White — Ascot selling agent Ian Cuneo said there was a clever separation within the home with a second living area for the kids and an office with a wine cellar downstairs. 155 Constitution Rd, Windsor.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Windsor has sold under the hammer for $972,000.The property at 155 Constitution Rd, went to auction on Saturday with seven registered bidders keen on the Cape Cod style home.center_img 155 Constitution Rd, Windsor.The property is on a 607 sqm block.Character features include a stained-glass window over the dining room, high ceilings, French doors, sash windows, feature lighting and hardwood timber floors.last_img read more

NZ to get first child sex offender register

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 8 September 2016Family First Comment: Good start. Should be public – but still an important step. How could the Green party vote against it?!A register of child sex offenders will soon be available to government agencies for the first time after Parliament overwhelmingly backed the measure.But the Government has resisted making it a public register, saying such a move could encourage vigilante behaviour.Parliament voted strongly in favour of the law change this afternoon, by 107 votes to 14.All parties backed it apart from the Greens, who were concerned that the $146m measure would take funding away from more effective, evidence-based policies.Social Development Minister Anne Tolley said the new register was targeted at offenders who were released from prison and “just disappeared into the community”.“It’s not intended to make it tougher for them, but it is intended to keep track of where they are.”Tolley said it differed from overseas registers because it distinguished between various levels of offending. People would remain on the register for eight years, 15 years, or for life depending on their level of offending.New Zealand First supported the bill, but said the register should have been made public, instead of being limited to police, corrections, social services, and Housing New Zealand.“It is information that parents have a right to know to ensure that they make proper decisions about protecting their children,” said New Zealand First’s social development spokesman Darroch Ball.Tolley rejected this, saying that many offenders had name suppression to protect their victims.Furthermore, publishing offenders’ names was likely to lead to retaliation by members of the public.“One poor chap had his house burned down while he was out at work,” she said.“He hadn’t re-offended, he hadn’t caused any risk, but the community found out he was there and burned his house down.“That’s not going to help any of them. In fact, that’s more likely to make them reoffend again.”The register will come into force within a month and will require offenders to provide personal information annually or within 72 hours of a change, such as a new address.It will apply to anyone older than 18 who has served jail time for a child sex offence, or for non-custodial sentences when a judge orders it.Green Party social development spokeswoman Jan Logie said the costly register was likely to displace funding for proven, less expensive rehabilitation measures.More than half of the $146m cost will have to be met within existing law enforcement budgets.“When only 1 per cent of Government funding is spent on prevention … I call out spending $146m on something that has no evidentiary basis,” Logie said.“There is no evidence that this is proven to work and you are taking money from things that do.” read more

‘ACTIVISM NOT A CRIME’ Iloilo groups brace for raids, arrests

first_imgBurgos-Villavert also issued thesearch warrants that led to the arrest of Gabriela Metro Manila spokespersonCora Agovida and her husband Kadamay Metro Manila campaign officer Mickael TanBartolome in Manila earlier the same day. “(President Rodrigo) Duterte isintolerant of dissent,” said Elmer Forro, secretary-general of Bagong AlyansangMakabayan (Bayan) Panay. “Truly, the real horrors and monstersof today come in uniform, expensive barongs,and suit and ties that perpetrate State terrorism in surreptitious anddeceptive ways,” said Karapatan vice chairperson Reylan Vergara. Peasant leaders, trade unionists,human rights defenders, cultural workers, a community journalist, women’srights activists as well minors were among the individuals arrested in BacolodCity (57) and Manila (two) during raids of the regional offices of Bayan Muna,Karapatan, Gabriela, the National Federation of Sugar Workers as well as theresidences of activists and mass leaders. By challenging government policiesdeemed inimical, activists were espousing people’s welfare and defending humanrights, said Forro. These were nothing new, he said, “butthe mass arrest of 59 individuals in one day of terror is as an alarming signof the government’s intensifying efforts to crackdown on its critics.” Supposedly seized by the CriminalInvestigation and Detection Group from the raids were “assorted short caliberfirearms, sub-machine guns, machine guns, live ammunitions, hand grenades,bladed weapons, Kilusang Mayo Uno flags, megaphones, microphones, andvoluminous subversive documents” according to National Task Force to End LocalCommunist Armed Conflict communications chief Martin Andanar. ILOILO City – Members of Iloiloprogressive groups staged a picket in front of the Police Regional Office 6 inFort San Pedro here yesterday to protest Thursday’s raids on their BacolodCity-based counterparts. They demanded the release of 57 arrested activists.center_img Activism is not a crime, he stressed. Activists in Iloilo City demand the release of 57 colleagues in Bacolod City arrested in a raid on the eve of All Saints’ Day. Do policemen plan to arrest activists in Iloilo City, too? IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN For its part, human rights groupKarapatan decried the coordinated raids and mass arrests conducted by thePhilippine National Police and Philippine Army on Oct. 31. The evidenceallegedly gathered from the raids were planted, and were mere “Halloween dirtytricks” by a regime to discredit and silence critics, it asserted. The Karapatan official also questionedthe search warrant issued by Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert of theQuezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 89 “whose jurisdiction does not evenfall on a city hundreds of miles away from Quezon City.” “Andanar must be delusional to evenput supposedly seized illegal firearms and explosives side by side with KMUflags, megaphones, microphones, and ‘subversive’ documents as evidence of theirconnections to the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’sArmy. They’re now also desperately and illegally confiscating activists’equipment as proof because they know that the firearms they ‘recovered’ fromthe offices are shamelessly planted,” Vergara said. “Andanar wants to give the impressionthat the arbitrary arrests were lawful simply by virtue of showing a searchwarrant. However, the questionable source of the said warrant is hidden fromthe public, conveniently removed from their press releases,” Vergaraexplained./PNlast_img read more

Drug menace ‘worsened’ due to Noynoy’s negligence – Palace

first_imgPresidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says there is no need yet to place Visayas and Mindanao under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) unlike Luzon. Still, people there are always required to observe physical and social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday hit backat former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for questioning PresidentRodrigo Duterte’s decision not to give newly appointed anti-drug czar VicePresident Leni Robredo a Cabinet post due to trust issues. Panelo also said that it was rare for a leader to give the head of the opposition party “a golden opportunity to oversee the campaign against illegal drugs amid the surpassing accomplishments his administration already achieved relative thereto.” The former president said one wouldnormally appoint a person that he or she trusts. In response, Duterte’s spokespersonSalvador Panelo said Aquino would be “better off focusing” on his criminalcase. Aquino said Wednesday he was confusedwhy President Duterte designated Robredo as co-chairperson of the Inter-agencyCommittee Against Illegal Drugs if he does not trust her in the first place. “As for former President Aquino, he isbetter off focusing on his case pending before the Sandiganbayan,” Presidentialspokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. “Lest we forget, the drug problem ballooned in magnitude in his time, obviously due to his neglect in countering this evil that is putting this country into the precipice of generational destruction,” Panelo said. “The Philippines has been plagued in the past with petty, divisive and parochial politicians. Fortunately, change has arrived with President Duterte having the interest of the Filipino people foremost in his mind as we battle against the dreaded and destructive evil that is destroying the basic fabric of society,” he added. Panelo added that instead of meddling with the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, Aquino should just focus on his health. “What is clear therefore is that President Duterte has transcended politics and trust issues that long divided the nation,” Panelo said./PNlast_img read more

Arts Commitee Searching For New Headliner

first_imgThe Cincinnati Pops Orchestra performs in front of a large crowd at Liberty Park in June 2013.The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will not be returning to the Batesville Music and Arts Festival in June 2014.The Mayor’s Committee for the Performing Arts decided to nix the headliner due to budget constraints. The committee is currently searching for another headliner group.The Music and Arts Festival is scheduled for June 18-20, and will continue to offer the Rural Alliance for the Arts Community Art Show and the Texaco Country Showdown, which is presented by Jim True Ford in Brookville and WRBI.Individuals or organizations interested in offering a financial contribution to the annual arts show can mail checks to the Mayor’s Committee for the Performing Arts to Fifth Third Bank, c/o co-chair Jim Sturges, P.O. Box 30, Batesville, IN 47006.Additional inquires can be sent to co-chair George Brinkmoeller, 55 Crosstie Lane, Batesville.Committee members also include Ron Green, Bob Fitzpatrick, Joan Kuhlman, Lori Feldbauer, John Irrgang, Sarah Lamping, Andrea Wade and Debbie Blank.last_img read more

Harry J. Robben

first_imgHarry J. Robben, age 73 of St. Mary’s, died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his residence.  Born April 14, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he is the son of Elizabeth (Nee: Koch) and August Robben Sr.  He married Kathleen Helmes May 27, 1967 at Our Lady of Victory Church in Cincinnati, was a farmer and a truck driver for August Robben and Sons Trucking for over 50 years.Harry’s life could be summed up in three words………, faith and work.  Family was a priority to Harry.  He would often haul loads down to the barges in Cincinnati and on his way back he would take the long way home to stop and visit relatives in Cincinnati or his children, no matter where they were.  He was also very devout and would pray the rosary while driving and according to the family it wasn’t uncommon for him to break into some of his favorite hymns without warning.  As far as hobbies, well, work was his hobby, with the exception of westerns and his farm magazines.  A scrapper, you knew Harry was coming down the road when you’d see his red pickup loaded down.  He was a good hearted individual and the boys laughed that he always made an impression on those he’d talk too.  Apparently Harry was hard of hearing or almost deaf depending on which family member you asked and because of that, he would get into your personal space so he could hear you and read your lips.  They also teased that he had a saying for everything.  A couple of his favorites were “if you can’t be good, then be good at what you do” and “actions speak louder than words.”  In addition to his family, the farm was also his pride and joy.  He bought it in 1967 and spent the next 49 years loving every minute of it.He is survived by his wife Kay; sons Harry of St. Peter’s, Indiana, Hugh of St. Mary’s, Indiana, Hans of Cincinnati, Ohio, Herbert of Oldenburg; sister Betty Siefke; brother Leroy, both of Cincinnati, Ohio and eleven grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Dolores Duwel, Rosemary Bruns and brothers Joe,  August Jr., Leonard and Paul.Visitation is Wednesday, June 22nd, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  A rosary service will be held at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23rd, at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Mary’s of the Rock Preservation Fund or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice ( read more

Pregnancy, breastfeeding may lower risk of early menopause, NIH-funded study suggests

first_imgWomen who breastfed their infants exclusively for seven to 12 months may have a significantly lower risk of early menopause than their peers who breastfed their infants for less than a month, according to an analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study also suggests that pregnancy can reduce the risk of early menopause.The study was conducted by Christine Langton, M.S.W., M.P.H., of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and colleagues.Previous studies have suggested that menopause before age 45 (early menopause) increases the risk of early death, cognitive decline, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Smaller studies have found evidence linking pregnancy and breastfeeding with later menopause, but because of their size and other limitations, the results are inconclusive. Moreover, the earlier studies focused on the timing of menopause and not on the risk of early menopause.In the current study, researchers analyzed data from more than 100,000 women ages 25 to 42 years. Every two years, from 1989 to 2015, the participants responded to detailed questionnaires, providing health information and medical history, including pregnancy history. Compared to women who had never been pregnant or who had been pregnant for less than six months, women who had one full-term pregnancy had an 8% lower risk of early menopause. Those who had two pregnancies had a 16% lower risk, and those who had three pregnancies had a 22% lower risk.Women who breastfed had an even smaller risk for early menopause. Those who breastfed for a total of 25 months or more during their premenopausal years had a 26% lower risk than women who breastfed for less than a month. Similarly, women who breastfed exclusively seven to 12 months had a 28% lower risk of early menopause, compared to those who breastfed for less than a month.The study did not determine why pregnancy and breastfeeding might lower the risk of early menopause. However, researchers theorize that because pregnancy and breastfeeding halt ovulation, the slowing of the egg loss may delay menopause.last_img read more

Riether joins Cottagers permanently

first_img Press Association The 30-year-old has been on loan at the Whites this season, becoming a key part of manager Martin Jol’s side. The right-back has made 34 league appearances and represented Germany twice during his career. Riether thanked his former employers – currently in the second tier of German football – before looking to push on with his new side next season. “Thanks to the FC,” he told the club’s official website. “The club and the city have grown on me during my time in the Cologne. “I am pleased after a first season in England and am focused on my other tasks in Fulham. I wish FC Cologne only the best and the imminent promotion to the Bundesliga.” center_img Sascha Riether has joined Fulham on a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee from Bundeslia side Cologne.last_img read more

FAIRLY EASY: Fair scores career-high 26 points as Syracuse cruises to victory against Fordham

first_imgThis time there was no unexpected suspension. There was no first-half scare and Syracuse didn’t need any surprising heroics.Instead, Syracuse’s second game of the season went exactly as anticipated. The Orange was at full strength and held a commanding halftime lead. Trevor Cooney had cooled off, but C.J. Fair took his place as the star of the day. Even a late push by Fordham wasn’t quite enough to qualify as a scare during an 89-74 SU victory.“We had a very good first half,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We just have to look at what we did the second half and try to work on that.”Tuesday featured all the drama of a usual opening-week game for No. 9 Syracuse. Jerami Grant was in his typical role as sixth man. The Orange (2-0) cruised to a 46-21 halftime lead over the Rams. Fair scored a career-high 26 points. Fordham (1-1) cut the lead to as slim as 12 in the second half, but there were never more than murmurs of restlessness from the 22,667 that trekked through the snow to the Carrier Dome. From wire-to-wire, SU had control.Almost 15 minutes into the game, Fair had matched the Rams’ scoring output. Minutes earlier, Grant was in the same position. Fordham missed its first nine 3-pointers to drain any drama from this upset bid in a hurry.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It did feel good when everything was going our way,” Fair said.After a layup by Tyler Ennis to start things off, Fair went to work doing what he does best. He knocked down a baseline jumper from the right side and followed it up with another mid-range score moments later. Two minutes after, Fair drilled his first 3 of the game.He hit another jumper to bring his total to nine with 13:09 left in the first half — a number that Fordham wouldn’t reach until seven minutes later.“He scores almost every time he touches the ball,” Grant said, “so it’s definitely great to have a high-profile guy like him.”Turnovers, though, were once again an issue. Fair turned the ball over seven times in the opener and followed it up with a four-turnover first half against the Rams.He knew coming into this season that he would have a greater role as a creator.“I knew I was going to have to handle the ball a little more and create more offense for myself,” Fair said.So he had to work on everything. Shooting. Passing. But especially ball-handling.Some of the turnovers have been careless — he’s tried to start transition too quickly at times — but other times he’s just gotten out of his element. In the second half, he remedied the one issue that’s plagued him in the earliest stages of the season.“I don’t want to be known as turnover prone,” Fair said.And when Fordham started to come back, it meant he was the most obvious option to counter the run.With 3:33 remaining, the Rams showed signs of life. The lead was down to 12 and Syracuse needed a bucket.Fordham leaned on Branden Frazier and Jon Severe, who finished with 33 and 19 points, respectively, to charge back and make the second half a frame that frustrated the Orange.“There’s a lesson learned here,” Boeheim said, “if you don’t guard people — every team has guys that can shoot.”But SU had a trump card. A pair of Rakeem Christmas free throws stretched the lead back to 14. Grant blocked a shot on the other end and Fair started transition.The forward set up on the right wing. He pump-faked and headed to the rim. Fair drew contact and finished. And-one. Twenty-three seconds later he hit another jumper. He had a career-high 26 and the Orange had a 19-point lead.This time, Syracuse didn’t need any heroics from Cooney — who had just two points. It could have cruised without Grant. Fair and the Orange disposed of a lesser opponent in the fashion that SU has made customary during November.“We played a very efficient first half. We were very good offensively,” Boeheim said. “If we didn’t play really well it would’ve been a lot closer game and if they made that run it would’ve been a difficult game.” Comments Published on November 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC opens series with California

first_imgThe USC baseball team looks to win its first Pac-10 series of the season this weekend as it hosts No. 30 California at Dedeaux Field beginning tonight at 6:30 p.m.Minor slump · Junior infielder Joe De Pinto is one for his last eight and was held without a hit in USC’s loss to Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan The Trojans (15-14, 2-4) defeated CSU Bakersfield Wednesday behind a strong effort from the bullpen and a tie-breaking solo blast off the bat of sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa in the bottom of the eighth, giving USC a 4-3 victory.Cal (17-10, 3-3), has been riding a five-game win streak heading into the contest. Most recently, the Golden Bears defeated then-No. 18 Arizona over the weekend and also beat their rival No. 22 Stanford on Monday, 2-0.The Trojans most likely will turn to senior Kevin Couture (2-0, 5.66 ERA) to start the series. In his outing last Friday against Oregon State, Couture pitched five innings, giving up one run on five hits and striking out seven. He took a no-decision in the Trojans’ 4-1 loss.Following Couture in the weekend rotation will be sophomore right-handers Ben Mount (3-1, 3.28 ERA) and Andrew Triggs (1-4, 4.11 ERA).The Golden Bears will hand the ball to right-hander Erik Johnson (4-1, 2.70 ERA) Friday. Johnson, who has racked up 32 strikeouts in 33 and one-third innings, has set the tone for the Golden Bears’ rotation so far this season. Following Johnson will be left-hander Justin Jones (6-2, 3.07 ERA), who has two complete games this season, and right-hander Dixon Anderson (2-1, 3.38 ERA).Cal is hitting .327 as a team with a staff ERA of 4.07 compared to USC’s team batting average of .287 and 4.51 staff ERA.Trojan pitchers will have to look out for Cal catcher Chadd Krist, who is batting .406 on the season and leads the Pac-10 with 12 doubles. He also has a .713 slugging percentage and five home runs on the season. The Golden Bears’ All-Pac-10 first baseman Mark Canha also poses a threat to the Trojans. He is hitting .380 with a team-best 31 RBI.USC has some firepower of its own on the offensive side. Oropesa hit his 10th home run of the season Wednesday night, leading the Pac-10. The sophomore is hitting a team-best .348 and has driven in a team-high 30 runs.Sophomore left fielder Matt Foat also provides a big bat for the Trojans. He is hitting .321 on the season with five home runs and 27 RBI.After Friday’s contest, the series will resume Saturday at 1:30 p.m. before concluding Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. USC leads the all-time series against the Golden Bears, 224-130-2, and has won five of the last six meetings at Dedeaux Field.last_img read more