WS Atkins feels the squeeze and considers LSH buyout

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$10 could land you a dream home in a town that’s a hipster magnet

first_imgEndeavour Foundation’s latest lottery prize home. Picture: SuppliedThe four bedroom home at 5 Brookhaven Court, Maleny, was a short drive from the Sunshine Coast CBD, and set in “lush, rolling hills and with views to inspire”.The home also has a study and three full bathrooms with a major nod towards outdoor living and entertaining given a very generous veranda and fully furnished gazebo that also has its own outdoor fireplace.Endeavour Foundation’s latest lottery prize home is a stunning $1.1m Queenslander in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Picture: Supplied Funds raised go towards helping create opportunities for people with disabilities. Picture: SuppliedMr Thomas said the beauty of the prize homes were that they changed multiple lives not just that of the new owners.“They’re a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to partnering with people with a disability to explore their potential. The funds we raise help provide employment opportunities, life skill development, and enhance access to and connection with the wider community.“As we create these beautiful homes our teams are, in parallel, partnering with people with a disability to build independence, confidence and self-esteem. It’s a winning formula.” Endeavour Foundation’s latest lottery prize home is a stunning $1.1m Queenslander in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Picture: SuppliedA LUXURIOUS Queensland hinterland property up for grabs for as little as $10 is the latest in a long line of Endeavour Foundation prize homes.The foundation, which uses its lotteries as a way to raise funds to help create opportunities for people with disabilities, has chosen Maleny for its latest dream home.The $1.1m Queenslander has a gazebo that comes with an outdoor fireplace. Picture: Supplied“In a nod to the charity’s historic roots, it is a stunning $1.1m Queenslander in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland,” a spokesperson said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAussie Homesteads00:34Andrew Thomas, Endeavour Foundation’s executive general manager of supporter enterprises, said the area was a haven for those who loved creative pursuits.“This property will not disappoint,” he said. “Located 450 metres above sea level on the Blackall Range, Maleny is a haven for artists, musicians and craftspeople. This is more than a home – it’s a lifestyle.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMaleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a haven for creative pursuits. Picture: Suppliedlast_img read more

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Pro-choice people who have become pro-life

first_imgLifeSiteNews 12 August 2013Let’s be honest. To truly be successful advocates for life, we can’t just spend our time “preaching to the choir.” We must step outside our comfort zone to reach those who are on the other side. This is no easy task when you’re faced with individuals who hurl obscenities, act combative or are willfully defiant. But if we’re to change hearts and minds, we must first try to understand the motives of those who are for abortion.Not all pro-abortion advocates are the same, but I believe there are five general traits that exist among this group. They are:Disconnected: They resort to a narrow viewpoint that this is only an issue of women’s rights, rather than facing the reality that there is another life at hand.Deceived: Through misguided intentions, they believe that they’re truly helping women.Disassociated: This represents those who say, “I wouldn’t do it, but it’s not my place to make the decision for someone else.”Denial: Out of selfishness, some deny responsibility and believe in sex without consequences, including pregnancy.Dehumanizing: This is an attempt to reject the humanity of the unborn child by not considering him or her to be a person.What’s common throughout these characteristics is that the perspective is narrow—they lack the vision to see the entire picture. And that’s the key. Advocates of abortion want to stay focused only on their limited talking points. When a person’s eyes are opened to the full reality of what abortion means, viewpoints can and will change. To learn how this transition succeeds, let’s take a look at some true stories of individuals who were once in favor of abortion.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-choice-people-who-have-become-pro-life-three-storieslast_img read more

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UCL: Klopp develops selection headache ahead of Atletico Madrid duel

first_img The Reds head to the Wanda Metroplitano, the scene of their Champions League triumph, for the first leg of their last-16 tie. They have been boosted by the return of midfielder Naby Keita, who made his first start since Boxing Day in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Norwich City. The 25-year-old, who missed four games with a groin strain, is part of their travelling 21-man squad in the Spanish capital and Klopp admits his weekend display has given him plenty to think about. “Thank God, we have a squad that offers us different solutions. We had injuries but nobody speaks about it because we never suffered from it. That is good. “For the players when they come back, rhythm-wise, look at Joel [Matip] and Dejan [Lovren]. They both played sensationally for us and now Joel was not in the squad [at Norwich]. That’s really, really hard.Advertisement Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has developed selection headache ahead of their UEFA Champions League duel against Atletico Madrid today. “When they are all fit, this is the situation – that’s for Naby the same and for others.” Klopp will face off against Diego Simeone on the touchline in a competitive game for the first time – a clash he believes will be an intriguing prospect. He added: “His teams are always world-class organised. That makes him one of the best. Read Also:Anderlecht starlet lined up to succeed Mane turned down Liverpool boss “We have exchanged messages after big games. “We meet in a competitive game for the first time. It will be interesting, really interesting.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresses7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do12 Actors Who Always Play Bad CharactersThe Most Beautiful Middle Eastern ActressesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

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Trevor Bauer

first_imgTrevor Bauer is a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.  In a recent article I read in Sports Illustrated, Bauer explained his long toss theory for keeping his arm strong and preventing the injuries that so many pitchers today face.  Three to five times a week, instead of throwing on the sidelines which so many pitchers do, he goes to the outfield and uses a 30-35 degree arc on his throws.  This is what is known as the long toss.  He says it improves his strength and does not put stress on his arm.This technique was introduced by Alan Jaeger.  Jaeger teaches this technique to young arms as well as veteran pitchers.  If you are interested in this technique for your young son or daughter, simply put Jaeger’s name in your search engine and you will find all kinds of information on it.  It certainly makes sense to me since so many pitchers seem to be subject to surgery at a young age.  Jaeger will even suggest you try this technique from a distance of only 10 feet at the beginning.  As you age, you increase the distance.last_img read more

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BCEF 2018 Engraved Paver program dedicated to flexible learning spaces

first_imgBatesville, In. — Engraved pavers are back as the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) kicks off its second annual campaign, according to BCEF executive director Anne Wilson.  The education foundation has set a goal of raising $50,000 by June 30 to fund two additional flexible learning spaces and other vital foundation initiatives.“Our engraved paver sale last year was very popular,” Wilson said, “and we’ve had a waiting list since then. We’ll be offering the pavers again and will have them engraved on-site within the patio already installed outside the new BHS arts and athletics entrance. As we did last year, we’re also requesting donations from community members to help us meet our goal.“Thanks to widespread community support in 2017, we were able to donate $20,000 to the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC), which funded a flexible learning space at Batesville High School (BHS), Wilson explained. “Along with spaces at the other three school buildings — funded through a digital learning grant from the State of Indiana — the pieces we funded for English teacher’s Paul Satchwill’s room were well-received. BCSC conducted surveys of the students and teachers before and after the spaces were installed, and results showed student improvement in the areas of communication, creativity, and critical thinking.”Flexible learning spaces are innovative classroom pieces that can be easily moved to facilitate independent study, small group collaboration, or total class interaction. Adaptability promotes student engagement and aids teachers in integrating technology.“The program is so innovative, Batesville’s flexible learning spaces were featured recently on WKRC-TV in Cincinnati during its ‘News Where You Live’ segment,” Wilson explained. “That was exciting — to see something we supported being showcased for its ingenuity.“The survey results and comments from the students and teachers confirmed BCEF’s commitment to expanding this initiative to additional classrooms,” Wilson said. “However, it is an expensive project, with the average cost to outfit one classroom (including multiple media screens) at approximately $20,000. Our goal of $50,000 will enable us to donate enough to BCSC so the administration can target two additional spaces in areas of most impact and leave us with enough to help fund some of our other programs.”Pavers are available in the following three sizes:  4 inches by 8 inches with three lines of text — $75; 8 inches by 8 inches with six lines of text — $150; and 8 inches by 8 inches with a special blue Batesville B and four lines of text — $500.“The paver patio turned out wonderfully,” Wilson said. “We encourage everyone to check it out if you haven’t seen it yet. From pavers for graduates to ones for families, alumni, or loved ones, it was interesting to see everyone’s creativity. This year, we’ll be doing the engraving on-site on the blank pavers already installed. Once those are full, we’ll consider opening up a new section if interest warrants.“Everything needed to order a paver or donate is online at our website, BatesvilleEducationFoundation.org,” Wilson noted. “Paver orders and donations can be processed there with a credit card. Paper forms are available for download if someone wants to mail it in with a check.  Forms are also available at the BCSC administration building.”Besides the pavers, Wilson notes the critical need for general donations from community members in order to meet BCEF’s goal.“Last year, nearly 60% of our funds came not from the paver sales but from donors who believed in our mission and contributed,” Wilson added.  “We encourage everyone to consider if they can help us move this project forward with a donation and/or purchase of a paver. We think this flexible learning spaces initiative is a difference maker — and that’s what BCEF is all about.”More information about BCEF, its mission, and the annual campaign can be found at BatesvilleEducationFounation.org. Wilson may be reached at awilson@batesville.k12.in.us or at 812-934-2194.last_img read more

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RCHD announces 8th death from COVID-19

first_imgVersailles, IN — Ripley County Health Department announced the 8th death of a Ripley County community member from COVID-19. The individual was an adult male over the age of 60. The adult male died at The Waters of Dillsboro. “It is with a heavy heart that we are, yet again, reporting the loss of another community member and inform our county of this sad news. Our sincere condolences to the family,” Ripley County Health Officer David J. Welsh, M.D said. “We ask that the community continue to redouble all efforts to protect yourself & family members with social distancing, handwashing, mask-wearing, and self-isolation when appropriate,” Dr. Welsh added.No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.last_img

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Australia Women through but New Zealand out

first_img… Star player Ellyse Perry in doubt for Thursday’s semi-finalsDEFENDING champions Australia avoided an early exit at the Women’s T20 World Cup with a four-run victory over New Zealand in Melbourne putting them into the semi-finals.Beth Mooney (60) and Georgia Wareham (3-17) starred for tournament hosts Australia, who join England, India and South Africa in the final four.However, they could be without star player Ellyse Perry in Thursday’s semi-final after the all-rounder went off injured with an apparent hamstring injury sustained while fielding.Perry was visibly emotional as she was helped off the field and captain Meg Lanning admitted “it didn’t look good” in an interview at the end of the match.Australia will learn their semi-final opponents today. If South Africa beat West Indies in Sydney, they will leapfrog England in Group B and face Australia. If the Windies win, it will be England against Lanning’s side.HOSTS HITTING FORM AT THE RIGHT TIMEAustralia’s margin of victory was closer than it appeared on the field as New Zealand managed to take the game deep despite always being behind the run-rate and losing regular wickets.Leg-spinner Wareham was the decisive factor with the ball as she dismissed three of New Zealand’s top four.First she successfully reviewed an lbw decision against Suzie Bates before deceiving both Sophie Devine (31) and Maddy Green (28) and having them expertly stumped by the peerless Alyssa Healy.Megan Schutt made up for dropping a sitter by taking three wickets of her own in an Australia display which continues their improvement since a shock 17-run defeat by India in the tournament’s opening game.“It was a crunch game and we handled it very well,” said Australia captain Lanning. “For Georgia to come in and bowl so well is a credit to her.“The Bangladesh game (last time out) was a turning point for us. We played a lot more like how we play. We are looking forward to our next challenge.“We were calm when under the pump and did the basics well. It gives us a lot of confidence going into the semi-final.”Desperate to assert themselves in what was effectively a quarter-final, Australia lost the key wickets of Healy (9) and Lanning (21) early on to aggressive shots.However, Mooney (60) played a classy and stabilising knock which laid the platform for a winning total.From there, Perry (21 off 15 balls) and Rachael Haynes (19 not out off 8) delivered punchy cameos which took the total beyond 150 and heaped the pressure on the White Ferns.What was particularly impressive about Australia’s batting effort – and was perhaps the difference in a tight contest – was their running between the wickets and ability to cut down on the opposition’s ability to bowl dot balls.“You can always go back over the 120 balls and find something you could do better,” said New Zealand captain Sophie Devine.“Credit to Australia, they’re a great team and I wish them well going forward.“The beauty of this tournament now is that it’s hard to pick a winner from the four teams left.”last_img read more

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Syracuse football running back Jordan Fredericks to transfer

first_imgSyracuse running back Jordan Fredericks will transfer, his mother told The Daily Orange Monday afternoon. He later posted his decision on Instagram. The sophomore played in 10 games this season, rushing for 139 yards on 28 attempts. He also caught two passes for 19 yards. Fredericks started seven games as a freshman and played in all 12 contests during the 2015 season, amassing a team-leading 607 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns, good for second on the team behind Eric Dungey’s five. He became the first true freshman to lead the Orange in rushing since Delone Carter in 2006.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut this season, Fredericks succumbed the starting role to fellow sophomore Dontae Strickland. Freshman Moe Neal also received 40 more carries than Fredericks.Fredericks becomes the fifth Syracuse player to transfer this season, joining cornerback Corey Winfield, wide receiver Kenterius Womack, defensive tackle Anthony Giudice and tight end Trey Dunkelberger.The former New York Gatorade High School Player of the Year will have two years of eligibility left.Syracuse recently finished a 4-8 season with a 76-61 loss to Pittsburgh in its first year under head coach Dino Babers. Comments Published on December 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Steelers looking into options to replace kicker Chris Boswell

first_imgThe @Raiders get the WIN. Wow. #PITvsOAK pic.twitter.com/ayIbTJC4dC— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2018However, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had Boswell’s back during his Tuesday radio appearance on 93.7 The Fan as he claimed the field at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is “not ideal” for kicking.”I just kind of put my hand on his back and said, ‘Hey, keep your head up. we’re gonna need you at some point.’ Hopefully he heard the words,” Roethlisberger said. “I haven’t loss confidence in him. I still think every time he lines up, it’s gonna go in. He needs to have that same confidence, and I hope he does.”The Steelers (7-5-1) face an uphill battle as they look to snap their three-game skid when they host the Patriots (9-4) at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday in a crucial AFC showdown. “We acknowledge Chris has struggled; we’re willing to explore options that gives us our best option to see that ball go through the uprights, and those options include Chris,” Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The prudent approach includes Chris.”His performance merits turning over stones, but the easy option is to assign blame. That’s not our intention. We want to do what’s right for our football team and that’s to ensure we give ourselves the best options to win a football game. That is the approach we intend to take.” Related News Steelers on ‘brutal’ 3-game losing streak: ‘We have to stop BS-ing around’ According to NFL Media, the Steelers flew in free-agent kickers Kai Forbath and Matt McCrane for a visit Wednesday.Boswell signed a four-year, $19.2 million extension in August but has failed to live up to the team’s expectations. He has botched 11 kicks this season, including six field goals, with his most recent flop coming on the final play of Sunday’s game when his plant foot slipped and caused him to miss a game-tying 40-yard attempt.center_img Ben Roethlisberger injury update: Steelers QB (ribs) plans to play vs. Patriots Chris Boswell and his faulty foot could soon be making an exit from Pittsburgh.While speaking to reporters Tuesday following an embarrassing 24-21 loss to the Raiders on Sunday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin admitted the team will look at other kickers this week, but hinted the organization isn’t ready to move on from Boswell just yet.last_img read more

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