CBS Uses Phish’s “Heavy Things” To Report On Man Who Stole 86 Pounds Of Gold Flakes

first_img#WeAreEverywhere On September 29, a man unknowingly stole a bucket of gold flakes in Midtown Manhattan. While purposefully taking something from a jewelry delivery truck that was left unattended, knowing full-well that the components of the bucket would be valuable, he most likely had no idea that he was walking away with “an 86-pound, unmarked and sealed black metal bucket containing $1.6 million-worth of gold flakes.” According to CBS This Morning, it took the man an hour to walk what would normally take ten minutes, and yet nobody noticed him carrying the heavy thing. This man has not yet been found, and the gold is still missing. Read the full story here.To report this case, CBS This Morning shared a video that features “Heavy Things” by Phish. We think this is awesome. To whoever scores the music for CBS This Morning, we salute you.last_img read more

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Professor discusses Mumbai

first_img.Tags: marc belanger, mumbai, saint mary’s professor marc belanger Marc Belanger, associate professor of political science at Saint Mary’s, lectured on the religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity in India on Monday at the Cushwa-Leighton Library.“For everything you can say is true about India, you can say the opposite,” Belanger said. “It ought to impress us. We don’t appreciate how democracy has survived there.”Belanger based his lecture, titled “Encountering Mumbai,” on his two-week trip sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CIEE sponsors undergraduates’ trips abroad and hosts approximately 20 international faculty development seminars in the summer from Shanghai to Mexico City, Belanger said.Belanger said he attended a seminar titled “Twenty-first century mega cities and villages” in Mumbai. Belanger said democracy faces unique issues in India because of the country’s complex cultural and economic make-up and its role as an influential world power.“India presents a challenge in terms of its size, its importance in the world, its inequalities, its wealth and its poverty,” Belanger said. “But it’s also complex in terms of the number of cultures and languages.”As of last week, Indian Parliament demarcated Telangana as a new state, and since states in India are usually created around linguistic groups, there are 22 official languages recognized across India’s 29 states, Belanger said.“Just to be clear, we’re using the word language, not dialects, because these are not variations on Hindi,” Belanger said. “They are languages as different from Hindi as European languages are.”For example, Mumbai lies in the state of Maharashtra, and the dominant language spoken there is Marathi. Language affects a region’s identity, Belanger said.“While Mumbai paints a picture of Hindu nationalism, it’s sort of a Marathi nationalism,” Belanger said.Belanger compared the urban landscapes of India to the United States. Mumbai and New York are similar in their unusualness, Belanger said.“Mumbai is not typical of India,” Belanger said. “If you only came to New York, you would experience a very American city, but also a very unique city. It is typical and not typical of the United States. You could say the same thing about Mumbai.”Mumbai, the fifth most populated city in the world, is home to approximately 20 million people. This density results in an eclectic variety of lifestyles, Belanger said, with both squatter communities and gated communities.Belanger said when he visited Dharavi, the neighborhood featured in “Slumdog Millionaire,” he was surprised at the bustling activity of the locals, Belanger said. The recyclers there also took apart computers in order to melt down the metal and plastic parts.“Everyone was working really hard — to recycle,” Belanger said. “You’d see bag after bag of plastic bottles, you’d see bag after bag of tops of plastic bottles, bags and bags of other kinds of individual pieces of plastic.”Urban areas are often segmented, and people of different socioeconomic classes tend to live in separate worlds, but that is not the case for Mumbai, Belanger said.“You talk about zones in Mexico City or Guatemala City in terms of safety,” Belanger said. “Well, in Mumbai it’s all jumbled together. A real estate agent told us, ‘when you buy a luxury apartment, even if you’re the highest paid star in the world, you’re still going to be overlooking slums.’ You’ve got 15 million people living in a space smaller than New York City.”last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s screens Raising Ms. President

first_imgErin Rice Saint Mary’s, the Center for Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) and the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana held a screening Wednesday evening of “Raising Ms. President,” a documentary about raising the next generation of female political leaders, followed by a panel discussion.Elaine Meyer-Lee, director of CWIL, introduced the documentary.“As you are probably well aware, despite making significant strides in achieving gender equality in this country, women still hold less than 20 percent of Congressional seats,” Meyer-Lee said. “Compared to other nations, the United States is both low and losing ground in women’s political representation. America now ranks 72nd in the world for percentage of women in its national legislature, down from 59th in 1998. We are well below Uganda, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Iraq.”Statistics show that at the rate representation is improving, women will not achieve equal representation for 500 years, Meyer-Lee said. “Having more women in office not only upholds democratic values of fairness in representative government, but … various studies have also shown that the presence of more women in legislatures makes a significant difference in terms of the kind of policies that get passed,” Meyer-Lee said.The film itself focused on how society in America specifically has created an environment in which women do not feel they can or should run for public office. It highlighted programs and ways to show young girls that politics is a place for women too. Panelists in the discussion included Mayor Blair Milo from LaPorte, Indiana; Elizabeth Bennion, professor of political science and director of the American Democracy Project at Indiana University South Bend and Councilwoman Diana Hess of St. Joseph County.“What motivated me to be able to make that decision to run for office was to do something because I saw a problem in my community,” Milo said. “There seems to be a general theme [in the documentary] about how we can overcome and encourage women in particular to become a city councilwoman or a representative or a senator or the president.“I think there is a broader question of why one would want to do that. What is it you want to do in any of these particulate positions? Not to be a senator or a representative, but what is it you want to do in any of those particular positions, and that’s a key piece I think needs to be addressed when you’re encouraging individuals to run.” The film offered provocative commentary through statistics and discussion about the differences women can make, Bennion said.“I think you have a tremendous opportunity when you have more women involved,” she said. “This is not to say that men aren’t good government leaders, but you see a different dynamic in some of the conversations when women are a part of it.”Hess said growing up during the height of the feminist movement, which happened along side the Civil Rights movement and the Anti-Vietnam war movement, helped form her political sensibilities. “I saw many battles and witnessed the victories,” Hess said. “In the years since, it seems we have not gained and in many cases have lost ground, reminding me how important it is to stay engaged and remain vigilant in the political and democratic process and just how critical it is who we elect to represent us.”Tags: Center for Intercultural Leadership, Raising Ms. President, saint mary’s, Women in Politicslast_img read more

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Seabees, JTF-Bravo Fulfill Continuing Promise Projects in Suriname

first_img The eight nation, four-month humanitarian civic assistance mission, Continuing Promise 2010, was in its third day of operations in its final country visit, Suriname, when the USS Iwo Jima was suddenly redirected to Haiti to offer assistance in the wake of Tropical Storm Thomas to the people of that already stressed Caribbean nation. To fulfill Continuing Promise’s medical and construction project commitments to the government and people of Suriname, the United States Southern Command quickly directed two new missions to the South American country. Surinamers were cooperative and understanding of the sudden change in plans, and have since welcomed the work of 19 Seabees who arrived on November 5, from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, to complete the three construction projects started by Iwo Jima. “This is just another example of our ‘Can Do’ spirit, because we’re committed to supporting Navy efforts in the region by joining Continuing Promise,” said Chief Steel Worker Gene Murphy, NMCB 7 team leader according to Navy.mil. The Seabees have provided significant carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work to ensure completion of three humanitarian assistance projects in Suriname . They renovated the Rebecca Scheltz Girls Home by demolishing and reinstalling two fire escapes, repairing the electrical system, building a new pavilion, installing interior flooring, painting the interior and exterior walls and renovating a bathroom dormitory. The Seabees constructed a new 16’ by 32’ building for the Para District Region Library, located about an hour from the Surinamese capital. The work for this project included building bookshelves, tables and chairs, painting the building and installing all power, lights, A/C, windows, doors and insulation. In addition to major plumbing renovations at the A.J.D. Wijdenbosch Kleuterschool, a school for pre-school and kindergarten aged children, the Seabees are repairing fences and installing new playground equipment. To fulfill the commitment of Continuing Promise 2010 to provide medical care services, USSOUTHCOM Operations has directed Joint Task Force Bravo –one of three task forces under USSOUTHCOM- to deploy to Suriname. The primary mission of the surgeons from the task force includes completing six surgeries on critical patients in Suriname, ranging from the removal of tumors and masses, to biopsies and lesion excisions, according to LTC Eric Milstrey, main planner for the mission at the USSOUTHCOM Surgeon Office. The surgeries will be carried out by the team of JTF-Bravo surgeons in local Surinamese hospitals in cooperation with local medical personnel as well. By Dialogo November 22, 2010last_img read more

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Winter Wonderwalls: Peter Max, b.j. spoke, Grumman Gallery

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Over the holiday season people often tend to have more time off and more reason to do something indoors that might take them to some place they never expected—even if it’s only in their mind’s eye. What follows is an arbitrary assortment of some of the more interesting offerings in the art and cultural scene on Long Island. But don’t wait until spring—or they’ll all be gone like melted snow.Nassau County Museum of ArtLet’s start with one of the more unusual solo shows on the roster, unusual in part because we never associate black and white with the psychedelic palette of colors used to perfection by the great pop artist Peter Max, whose distinctive style that he pioneered in the Sixties when he first befriended the Beatles has continued to influence our culture in so many ways today. Billions of people have seen his colorful creations, from the cosmic to the fanciful, and millions have taken his work home in some form or another, making him one of the most commercially successful artists in the world. He’s done U.S. postage stamps and Super Bowls, the World Cup and even the World Series. His work is owned by more than a thousand museums.But thanks to the inspiration of Karl Willers, the enterprising director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, who curated this never-before-seen, in-depth look at Max’s original drawings, we can see for ourselves that Max is fundamentally a prolific drawer in black and white first, then a colorist. It’s an inspired choice because these drawings let us glimpse how this iconic artist actually approaches a canvas. He picks up a pen, watches black lines emerge on a white sheet of paper and then take shape in his mind. Sometimes the shapes become purple birds, gleaming rainbows, pink sailboats or the iconic blue-suited “Cosmic Runner,” striding over a green planet in wide orange boots, a yellow star shining on his back and a yellow top-hat with a maroon lightning bolt on his head.Sometimes it’s something darker. The exhibition includes about 119 drawings as well as 60 paintings.Prolific pop artist Peter Max shows off his colorful palette with his classic “Cosmic Runner” at the Nassau County Museum of Art.Peter Max’s album cover for Alice Coltrane at the Nassau County Museum of Art.Peter Max’s 1980 drawing takes center stage at the Nassau County Museum of Art.“The beauty is that I have a rectangular piece of paper and I start composing on the paper so the shapes are all different from each other,” he tells the Press, from his studio on West 65th Street across from Lincoln Center.“Then a drawing comes out of it. I never know where I’m going with it, so I get surprised. I love it!”As for his more commonly seen posters, lithographs, prints, album covers, and paintings, he says, “I have a tremendous love and sense for color. Sometimes I use a lot of flat colors with an outline, sometimes I paint with heavy thick brushes and there is no outline so it’s very painterly…Wherever I think the art wants to go is where I go.”Max is commonly mistaken for doing the animation of Yellow Submarine, but that was really an homage to him done by the animator Heinz Edelmann, who literally called himself “The German Peter Max” on his business card.As Max recounts it, he was annoyed at first by Edelman’s imitation but then he realized it was a compliment.“He was such a fan,” Max says. “I said to him, ‘Look, I really like what you did and it’s okay you’re inspired by me, but do me one favor, Hans, take my name off your card!’”Max may have his flatterers but no one can imitate his unique background.Born in Berlin as Peter Max Finkelstein, his Jewish parents fled the Nazis when he was a toddler and found refuge in Shanghai, before moving to New York and settling in Brooklyn. Now 75, he is constantly drawing “every day, from the time I wake up until I go to sleep…I always have a pad near me, on an airplane, everywhere.”Before making the selection for this exhibition, Max went through “hundreds and hundreds” of drawings.Helping him make the cut was the noted art historian, Charles A. Riley II, Ph.D., author of The Art of Peter Max, an important book about the celebrated artist.“His influence is still everywhere, in art, in fashion, in graphic design,” says Riley. Here’s the chance to look inside the mind of “a very important figure in pop culture,” he adds.“There have been tons of Peter Max shows in color,” says Riley. “Living color is his idiom, really.” Riley applauds Willers for showing him in black and white, bringing out drawings that have been sitting in the flat files in Max’s studio for years, and then putting them up on display. “I think it’s a really bold show…This is the most original way to go about a Peter Max survey, so it’s good to see.”Do the drawings hold up with his color work? Riley believes it does.“For those who like art and drawing, and especially are interested in the process of art, there’s an intimacy to it,” Riley says. In other words, he explained, before there’s a final image that goes into a commercial print run to be mass produced, there’s a special moment captured only once in each of his drawings.“Instead of the quantity, this is one on one,” Riley enthuses, “and I think that’s what makes the show valuable… One drawing, for one moment, and for one viewer.”Max says his “closest relationship to art” is through his drawing. Then comes painting. But the process is always ongoing.“I look at my palette, I’m creative; I look at my pen and paper, I’m creative,” says Max enthusiastically. “I listen to music, I can get creative about it… Creativity is, like, the biggest gift. Look, what do we call our whole thing? We call it creation, right?”Indubitably.The Peter Max show runs until February 23 at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which is at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. To check for times, call 516-484-9338.Art patrons see another dimension at Huntington’s b.j. spoke gallery’s annual holiday show.b.j. spoke galleryOur next exhibit features a group show of local artists who may not be as well known around the world as Peter Max but they are no less dedicated to their artistry as shown by their annual “Holiday Sell-a-bration of Fine Arts and Crafts,” a tradition going back decades. Thirty artists, all members of the co-operative gallery, have their works on display and for sale, with prices ranging from $50 to $1,000, all specially reduced for the holidays. The styles run the gamut.“The artists are all different,” says Katherine Criss, a painter and a photographer who is currently the co-op’s vice president. “You never know what to expect when you walk into the gallery—that’s what’s wonderful about it. It becomes a festive marketplace for art.”Criss, who went to the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, said she uses “the photography medium as a painter uses paint…with layered images.”To become a member of the gallery, artists have to get their work first approved by the co-op. Then they become eligible for a solo show. For the holiday sale, each co-op member gets about four feet of space in the gallery’s three rooms, so the pieces tend to be manageable rather than gigantic. There promises to be a wide assortment of ceramics, jewelry and flat work as well as a few solid pieces on an art stand.Art patrons “can take it right off the wall and take it home,” says Criss.But they have to pay first, of course.The holiday sale runs seven days a week through Jan. 12 at b.j. spoke gallery, which is at 299 Main St., Huntington. For gallery times call 631-549-5106.Giovanni DeCunto’s “Steve Jobs” portrait is on display at the new Grumman Gallery in Bethpage.Grumman GalleryAn ambitious new art space has opened up in Bethpage appropriately named the Grumman Gallery. Internationally renowned expressionist painter Giovanni DeCunto shared the grand opening honors with the popular landscape photographer Asia Lee. The Gallery is located in Suite 1 of Grumman’s Suites at 500 Grumman Road West.“Grumman Gallery will be a hub for exhibitions of all kinds and all mediums: photography, digital art and more,” said Vanessa Ferrelli, the new gallery’s owner. The centerpiece of the show is DeCunto’s “The Spirit & The Modern,” which explores the duality of “our innermost selves and our nearly fanatical obsession with celebrity, the afterlife and technology,” according to Ferrelli.“’The Spirit & The Modern’ is both transformative and provoking, while Asia Lee’s landscapes show us the beauty of a non-digital environment,” said Ferrelli. “Those are two completely different experiences that we’re inviting our guests to have.”For more information on this show, which will be running through December, contact Michelle Chorney, the Grumman Gallery’s director, at 917-387-7277 or go to www.grummangallery.com.last_img read more

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists Philippe Coutinho loan deal has not been discussed

first_imgUnai Emery is a fan of Coutinho (Picture: Getty Images)Coutinho was an unused substitute in the game at the Nou Camp which saw Luis Suarez score a last minute winner for the Catalans.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had given Barca the lead before an Ainsley Maitland-Niles own goal leveled things up.Despite defeat, Emery was pleased with the pre-season run out and is raring to go for the start of the Premier League campaign away to Newcastle on Sunday.‘Good feelings today, the game has been positive,’ continued the Spaniard. ‘I look forward to the Premier League, there we have to look for a performance and a better result than today.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNew signing Dani Ceballos came off the bench for Arsenal against Barca and Emery has been impressed with the midfielder since his arrival on loan from Real Madrid.‘Dani comes to contribute his qualities. What I like most is the desire he is putting in and the hunger with which he comes.‘We will try to help him take a step forward as soccer player.’MORE: Unai Emery reveals his plan for Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe after Barcelona defeatMORE: Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to sell three players after Barcelona defeat Advertisement Advertisement Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a loan move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Unai Emery says that a proposed loan move taking Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona to Arsenal as not been ‘talked about at any time.’The La Liga champions are willing to let the Brazilian leave this summer and would consider allowing him to go out on a season-long loan, for a substantial fee of around £27.4m.Reports in Spain suggest that Coutinho is not interested in a loan switch, however, and still wants to stay and fight for his place at the Nou Camp.Emery has also distanced the club from rumours of a move for the Liverpool man, although admits that he is a big fan of the player.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking after Arsenal’s 2-1 friendly defeat to Barcelona on Sunday, Emery said, via SER: ‘We’ve never talked about Coutinho. He’s a splendid player, but we haven’t talked about Coutinho at any time.’ Comment Phil HaighMonday 5 Aug 2019 7:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link203Shares Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists Philippe Coutinho loan deal has not been discussedlast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Leads Rally to Raise the Wage in Pennsylvania

first_imgGov. Wolf Leads Rally to Raise the Wage in Pennsylvania Minimum Wage,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today held a Raise the Wage rally with legislators and advocacy groups as a reminder that it’s past time to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour. The boost in pay would enable tens of thousands of people to work their way off of public assistance, saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and growing the economy for everyone.“I’ve said it before, I’ll say it today, and I’ll keep saying it – it’s past time that we raise the wage in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “Pennsylvania must be a place where hard work is rewarded, but our minimum wage hasn’t changed in a decade and too many hardworking people are struggling to get by. We must raise the wage.”Governor Wolf was joined by Mayor Jim Kenney, Sens. Christine Tartaglione and Vince Hughes, Representative Jason Dawkins, and representatives of Raise the Wage and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, among many others, at the Frankford Transportation Center in northeast Philadelphia.“I fought hard in 2006 when we were a leader in raising the minimum wage,” Sen. Hughes said. “Doubters said it wouldn’t happen, but we beat the odds and won. I believe we can secure victory once again and pave a better path for Pennsylvanians. It is unacceptable for our commonwealth to continue with a minimum wage that, by law, drives people into poverty.”“Let’s be clear about the people who we’re going to help by raising the minimum wage,” said Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, “It’s not just the teenagers who work at fast food restaurants, convenience stores, and other part-time, entry level jobs. The overwhelming majority of those who would see their paychecks get bigger – 90 percent in fact – are in their 20s or older. And half of them are full-time workers. On average, these folks earn more than half of their family’s total income. Raising the minimum wage to $12 this year would benefit more than one million Pennsylvania workers and their families.”““Philadelphia is dealing with a 26 percent poverty rate,” said state Rep. Jason Dawkins, Philadelphia House Delegation chairman. “There are many families that are working minimum wage jobs and having difficulty making ends meet. We need to change this. The Philadelphia House Delegation stands behind Governor Wolf in finally raising the minimum wage. The increase would enable thousands of working class and poor families to transition out of poverty. Raising the minimum wage for Philadelphia and for all of Pennsylvania is long overdue.”Pennsylvania’s minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009. Over the decade, 29 states, including all our neighboring states, have raised the wage floor for their workers.The governor’s proposal raises the wage to $12 an hour on July 1, 2019, with gradual 50 cent increases until reaching $15 an hour in 2025. New Jersey recently became the fourth state on a pathway to a $15 minimum wage.When workers are paid fairly, fewer people will need public assistance. At $12 an hour, nearly 17,000 adults will leave Medicaid next year and another 51,000 the following year. A portion of the savings will be re-invested to provide at least a $12 minimum wage for workers providing Department of Human Services-supported childcare and home care for seniors and people with disabilities.With workers earning more and leaving the public safety net, taxpayers will save $36 million in Medicaid costs next year and $119 million the following year. The savings are achieved without raising taxes or increasing the size of government.“I’ve been a homecare worker for 15 years and I love it, but the work is extremely challenging,” said Lolita Owens. “I don’t make enough to survive on my own. We need more homecare attendants to care for the state’s aging population, but without wages that workers can live on, half of the them will quit less than a year after they start.”Governor Wolf also wants the state to transition to one fair minimum wage for all workers, as tipped workers are currently forced to survive on only $2.83 an hour plus tips. Tipping would continue, but workers, typically women, would not have to rely solely on consumers. Tipped workers are twice as likely to live in poverty compared with the overall workforce, and nearly half rely on public assistance. Pennsylvania’s tipped wage has been unchanged for 21 years, while seven other states have eliminated the subminimal wage for tipped workers.Last year the governor put a similar plan into action for state workers. In June, he signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for employers under his jurisdiction to $12 an hour on July 1, 2018. The wage will gradually rise to $15 an hour in 2025.“Raising the minimum wage lets people afford the basics, like food, rent and transportation, and saves each of us who are currently paying for their public benefits because their employers don’t pay them enough,” Gov. Wolf said. “Raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is the right thing to do.” February 08, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Live like royalty in Mediterranean-style Gold Coast castle

first_img MORE NEWS: New home hotspots revealed It has a Mediterranean style with Italian and Spanish influences. There is plenty of space to entertain guests.“They built it to an Italian style,” he said, adding it also had Spanish influences.“They want to downsize and have something smaller in Australia and then probably buy something in Poland as well.”He said the upstairs balcony was one of the home’s standout features.“That balcony, it’s just magic,” he said.“The most impressive part of (the property) is the views.”Property records show it is listed with multiple agencies. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 MORE NEWS: V8 racer’s parents take another shot at selling Coast home The castle-like house at 32 Eagles Close, Tamborine Mountain is listed with a $2.35 million price tag.HOUSE hunters on the market for a castle would usually need to take their search to Europe. But one Gold Coast listing is offering a taste of the royal life in our own backyard. The Mediterranean-style residence occupies a prime position on Tamborine Mountain with views that stretch far and wide.Known as ‘Villa Maria’, the sprawling 1.01ha property includes a two-storey castle-like house, separate entertainment pavilion and extensive gardens with fruit and nut trees, a vegetable patch and chook run.center_img It is listed with a $2.35 million price tag.Professionals Serendipity agent Ton Wolf said it was unlike any other property on the Coast.“It’s very impressive,” he said.It has been on and off the market for the past two years but Mr Wolf and colleague Paul Edwards have recently taken over the marketing in a renewed sales push.Columns, arches and a turret define the property on the outside while marble fireplaces, feature light fittings, detailed cornices and Rosewood timber window and door frames characterise the inside.Mr Wolf said the owners were a Polish couple who built the house in 2005. Feel like royalty while kicking back in the bath. What a view!More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The entertainment pavilion has a barbecue and pizza oven.last_img read more

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Unlicensed gun sends man to jail

first_imgThe suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Pavia police station, facing charges./PN His arrest came after brothers John andMichael Estemar reported to the police that Vargas allegedly threatened toshoot them on the evening of Feb. 13. He was Roger Vargas of Barangay Tagbak,Jaro district. ILOILO City – A man was nabbed forpossessing an unlicensed gun in Barangay Aganan, Pavia, Iloilo. Gustilo fled, but pursuing policeofficers arrested him later, a police report showed. He failed to show pertinent papersshowing legal ownership of the weapon, the report added. Recovered from Vargas was a .9-mm pistolwith several bullets. last_img

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March 5, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgMarch 5, 2018 Police Blotter030518 Decatur County Fire Report030518 Decatur County EMS Report030518 Decatur County Law Report030518 Decatur Coiunty Jail Report030518 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

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