Police Investigate Body Found in Roosevelt

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating the discovery of a body in Roosevelt on Thursday, a police spokeswoman said.The body was recovered at 8 p.m. in the east end of Frederick Avenue, the spokeswoman said.The body has been removed to the medical examiner’s office, police said.The spokeswoman called the case an “active investigation” and was unable to say whether police recovered the body of a male or female.last_img

Ithaca is a Labor Day ‘staycation’ spot for many amid pandemic

Posted On Dec 8 2020 by

first_imgITHACA (WBNG) — With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting travel plans, some here in Upstate New York are deciding to stay closer to home this year. Stewart Park in Ithaca was filled with families and local college students enjoying some time outside, while taking in the view of Cayuga Lake. Amy Hanson says her family made the trip from Syracuse and spent the day visiting waterfalls before heading to the park to end their day out together with a picnic. “We’re just here for the day to enjoy the last few moments of summer, we did some hiking in the gorge now we’re just enjoying the view and having lunch so it’s been great. It’s someplace to get away but it doesn’t take long to get here,” she said. Another group of Cornell University students said they weren’t comfortable traveling for the holiday and were just looking to have some fun locally.last_img read more

Buyers can’t get enough of this part of Seventeen Mile Rocks

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_img4 Eucalyptus Crt Seventeen Mile RocksBUYERS cannot get enough of this small pocket of Seventeen Mile Rocks.A four-bedroom home in the Edenbrooke Estate was the biggest sale of the week across the southwest at $1.125 million. The home at 4 Eucalyptus Court was on the market for just a few weeks before it was snapped up by a family from Oxley looking for a modern home. Agent Jacqui Liddelow from Estate & Co said any home in the Edenbrooke Estate section of Seventeen Mile Rocks was in big demand. “There are not enough to go around,” she said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“I have three or four buyers still wanting executive homes in the area.” Buyers want more properties like these.The home featured an in-ground pool, airconditioning and a deck.The sale price was a record for the street, while across the entire suburb there have only been three homes that have sold for higher amounts. 4 Eucalyptus Crt Seventeen Mile Rockscenter_img The home has the perfect movie room.According to CoreLogic, prices in Seventeen Mile Rocks have increased an average of 4.2 per cent each year of the last 10 years, and the average time on the market is one of the shortest in the southwest, at just 22 days. last_img read more

Irish pension provider to shut staff pension schemes

Posted On Sep 29 2020 by

first_imgIrish Life and parent company Great-West Lifeco of Canada were “clearly prioritising the health of their balance sheets over the retirement security of their workers”, Unite’s regional coordinating officer Richie Browne said.He added: “As Ireland’s largest pension provider, Irish Life has been trusted for decades to provide income security in retirement. Yet now it has unilaterally decided to deny its own workers that same security.”Browne claimed that employees would have to pay between 20% and 40% of salary into the DC scheme if they were to achieve an income in retirement comparable to the benefits offered by the DB funds.As of 31 December 2016, Irish Life’s DB schemes had roughly €1.2bn in assets and were 99.8% funded, according to its most recent financial report.Irish Life said in a statement: “Full details [of the switch to DC] will be given to those members impacted by the changes over the coming weeks by letter and through briefing sessions.” One of Ireland’s leading financial services providers is to shut its defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for staff.Irish Life plans to close two schemes to future accrual on 30 June this year, the company said in a statement. The schemes’ trustees have agreed to transfer members’ accrual to a new defined contribution (DC) scheme.The decision followed “a detailed review of the liabilities and costs of the schemes”, the company said.However, workers’ union Unite criticised the decision, claiming that the schemes were in surplus and threatening strike action over the closure. The Cliffs of Moher, IrelandSource: E Mersinger Auto-enrolment coming to IrelandIreland’s government is currently considering the introduction of automatic enrolment into workplace pension schemes.Irish Life has been a vocal advocate of the policy, and chief executive David Harney last week declared that the group was “look[ing] forward to playing an active part in any future consultation process to help solve one of the biggest challenges facing Ireland’s ageing population”.Private pension coverage in Ireland fell from 51% in 2009 to 47% in 2017, the company said.However, Unite urged the provider to “clean up its own act” before getting involved with auto-enrolment “or face the prospect of industrial action”.last_img read more

Gold Coast celebrity holiday house to Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Pink hits the market

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_img Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at a movie premiere in 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)“The size of the land, the property and elevated aspect all contribute to its very unique value proposition as a landmark Sanctuary Cove home.”“This home sits at the top of Spyglass Hill, of which only two homes are located (and) is appointed with every conceivable luxury.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoJohnny Depp is also rumoured to have been a guest. The house at 6256 Spyglass Hill is on the market with a $3.4 million price tag. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAustralian homes fit for a celebrity01:01 Looking to lap up the lifestyle of the rich and famous? This Gold Coast property might be a good place to start.A FORMER Gold Coast celebrity holiday house with Hollywood Hills wow factor has hit the market, allowing buyers the chance to lap up the A-lister lifestyle. The sprawling estate is reported to have hosted the likes of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Pink, and there is a rumour — according to agents — that Johnny Depp might have stayed there. MORE: Where the world’s biggest celebrities stay when they’re in Australia The five-bedroom home underwent a $3 million makeover in 2012 by its previous owners and is now on the market with a $3.4 million price guide. New technology tipped to change the rental marketOwn the house used in Chris Lilley’s Netflix series center_img The Sanctuary Cove property was used as a luxury holiday home about three years ago. It hosted A-list celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Pink.The home’s luxury and privacy were said to be the drawcard for movie and music stars while performing or filming on the Coast, according to Hope Island Resort Realty listing agent Wendy Hickey.The property was used as a high-end holiday home about three years ago. “There has been a string of celebrities who stayed there — Pink, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, I also believe Johnny Depp stayed there,” she said. Pink performs at her Sydney concer in 2018. Photo by Damian ShawThe resort-style property at 6256 Spyglass Hill features multiple formal and informal living areas, guest quarters and an outdoor entertainment zone with a wet bar, kitchen and magnesium pool — a way celeb guests could relieve their stress, anxiety, aches and pains.last_img read more

Sex education: is ‘Planet Porn’ really appropriate?

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgBut parents who say they think pornography should be taught in sex education lessons generally assume that their children will be taught that it is wrong and discouraged from viewing it. They don’t for one moment think that it will be presented as a topic for discussion, devoid of any moral framework or direction. The Telegraph 11 March 2014Should sex education classes include discussions on pornography? According to new advice launched last week to supplement the government’s own sex and relationships education guidance, they most certainly should.What is more, the advice, jointly published by Brook, the Sex Education Forum and the PSHE Association, claims that lessons addressing issues surrounding pornography have the support of over four-fifths of parents. Top of the list of ‘useful resources’ comes the Sex Education Forum’s e-magazine on pornography. The Sex Educational Supplement includes a ‘Teachers’ wishlist’ which states: “We want teachers to know..That pornography is hugely diverse – it’s not necessarily ‘all bad’.”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/10689770/Sex-education-is-Planet-Porn-really-appropriate.htmlcenter_img Yet such is the approach advocated by some of the nation’s most influential sex educators, in advice which professes to have the support of government ministers and luminaries from the worlds of education, health and child protection.last_img read more

Study: Glaucoma patients need better education on marijuana

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgUPI.com 24 December 2015The perception of marijuana’s effects on glaucoma significantly outpace what research has shown, according to a new study that researchers said suggests the public needs to be re-educated on medical uses for the drug.Marijuana has been legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in 23 states and Washington, D.C., in recent years, based largely on voter referendums.Many of the votes have been passed on a 1999 Institute of Medicine report on marijuana’s possibly therapeutic effects for a range of medical conditions, including glaucoma. Researchers note that while marijuana can relieve the effects of glaucoma for three or four hours, patients would need to be dosed eight to ten times per day for a “sustained therapeutic effect.”Researchers in the new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, said patients need to be educated on the drug and its specific effects on glaucoma — which they note is not supported by scientific evidence.“This study contributes to filling the gap in our knowledge about patients’ perceptions toward using marijuana for glaucoma and their intentions to seek this therapeutic alternative,” researchers wrote in the study. “Understanding these intentions will become even more important as states continue to legalize marijuana for recreational use (currently Washington, D.C., and 4 other states), as patients with glaucoma will then have access to marijuana without the need for a physician to prescribe this drug.”http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/12/24/Study-Glaucoma-patients-need-better-education-on-marijuana/2061450962234/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Institutional Dutch Catholic abuse ‘affected thousands’

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 29 Views   no discussionscenter_img FaithLifestyle Institutional Dutch Catholic abuse ‘affected thousands’ by: – December 16, 2011 Share Allegations of abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions multiplied after former pupils at a school came forwardTens of thousands of children have suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions since 1945, a report says. The report by an independent commission said Catholic officials had failed to tackle the widespread abuse at schools, seminaries and orphanages.But the report also found that one in five children who attended an institution suffered abuse – regardless of whether it was Catholic. “This episode fills us with shame and sorrow,” said a bishops’ statement.The commission, which began work in August 2010, sought to uncover what had gone on and how it had happened, and examined what kind of justice should be offered to victims. It was triggered by allegations of abuse at a Catholic school in the east Netherlands, which prompted other alleged victims to come forward.It studied 1,800 complaints of abuse at Catholic institutions, identifying 800 alleged perpetrators, just over 100 of whom are still alive.It also conducted a broader survey of more than 34,000 people, to gain a more comprehensive picture of the scale and nature of abuse suffered by Dutch minors.The report estimates that 10,000-20,000 minors were abused in the care of Catholic institutions between 1945 and 1981, when the number of Church-run homes dropped. In the years between 1981 and 2011, several more thousands suffered at the hands of priests and others working for the Church. Most of the cases involved mild to moderate abuse, such as touching, but the report estimated there were “several thousand” instances of rape. ‘Widespread in Dutch society’“The problem of sexual abuse was known in the orders and dioceses of the Dutch Catholic Church,” the commission says, according to news agency AFP, “but the appropriate actions were not undertaken.”A taboo on discussing sexuality in society until the 1960s and the Catholic Church’s “closed” administrative structure were some of the reasons for the official failure to respond effectively to the problem, the commission said.“Then again, people simply could not believe that a religious person could do that,” commission chief Wim Deetman told a news conference.The report also estimates that one in 10 Dutch children have suffered some form of abuse, rising to one in five among those who had attended an institution – regardless of whether it was Catholic.“Sexual abuse of minors is widespread in Dutch society,” the commission reportedly said. Bert Smeets, an abuse victim who attended the presentation of the report, said it did not go far enough in detailing precisely exactly what happened.“What was happening was sexual abuse, violence, spiritual terror, and that should have been investigated,” Mr Smeets told the Associated Press news agency. “It remains vague. All sorts of things happened but nobody knows exactly what or by whom. This way, they avoid responsibility.”According to AP, prosecutors say the inquiry referred 11 cases to them – without naming the alleged perpetrators. They opened only one investigation based on those reports, saying the other 10 did not contain enough detailed information and appeared to have happened too long ago to prosecute.Last month the Dutch branch of the Catholic Church set up a sliding compensation system based on the severity of abuse suffered, offering compensation of between 5,000 and 100,000 euros (£4,200-84,000; $6,500-130,000).Mr Deetman, a former government minister, headed the commission, which also includes a former judge, university professors and a psychologist. Its findings have been keenly awaited by the Dutch population, 29% of whom are identified as Catholic, the BBC’s Anna Holligan reports from The Hague.BBC Newslast_img read more

Bulldogs Football Teams Earn Victories Over Panthers

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgThe Batesville Freshman and JV squads started of their respective seasons with wins over Jennings County.Batesville Freshman Football team opened the season with a 16-12 win at Jennings County.Trey Heidlage connected with Devin Scripture for a 2 yard pass with 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter to give the Bulldogs the lead including running in the 2 pt conversion. Heidlage also scored Batesville’s first TD with a 5 yard TD run as he also scored the 2 pt conversion by running the ball. Both touchdowns of the game came on 4th down.Stephanie Nobbe and Danny Aylor provided great runs to help the Bulldogs score on their scoring drives. Devin Scripture lead the team in receiving including over 60 yards receiving.Defensively, Heidlage and Luke Belter led the team. Alex Plemons recorded a sack and Austin Siefert did a great job in pass coverage. Siefert also did a great job returning punts to give Batesville great field position late in the game to set up their game game-winning scoring drive.Batesville will play at home next Monday at 5:30 against South Decatur’s JV.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.The Bulldogs JV squad blanked The Jennings County Panthers 38-0 to start off their season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Terry Nobbe.last_img read more

At last! Bukayo Saka signs new long-term Arsenal contract

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgBukayo Saka has signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal after Mikel Arteta convinced the 18-year-old to stay at the Emirates. The Gunners boss was all too aware of the growing interest in the London-born teen who he regards as key to his future plans. Saka, who came through the club’s academy, has made a major impact during the current season after making his debut in the Europa League in 2018. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta told the club’s official website: “Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player. “He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances. “I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.” The player was similarly delighted, as he tweeted: “London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension. “I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to what the future holds. “The hard work continues so I can continue living my dream. God is Great!” Highly-rated winger Saka had turned the heads of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea who were reportedly willing to offer him way more than the £7,000-a-week that Arsenal had initially put on the table. The Gunners are now understood to have significantly improved their original offer. The England Under-19 international’s current £3,000-per-week deal was set to expire in the summer of 2021. Loading…center_img Arsenal have limped to just one League win following the Premier League’s restart but the versatile teenager has been the break-out star of what has been an otherwise miserable season for the Gunners. He proved to be his team’s best performer as Arsenal laboured to break down a struggling Brighton side and has shown versatility in fitting into a different position in all four games since the restart. Arteta revealed he was confident that the Hale academy graduate would commit his future to the Emirates ahead of Arsenal’s win over Southampton. He said: “I am very positive that everything is going to be done with Bukayo very shortly. “The communications between the club, the agents and the family have been going on for months and are very fluent. “But the player knows how much trust I have in him and every week he is showing his consistency level is getting better and better. “I am so excited by the young players we have. They just need the right environment around them to explode. “But Bukayo is already doing that despite our difficult circumstances, which is even more merit for him.” The club has also confirmed that David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have agreed contracts to stay at the Emirates, while Dani Ceballos will remain on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season. read also:Golden Boy 2020:  Saka, Anjorin listed, Osimhen Chukwueze out Luiz has agreed a one-year extension while Mari and Cedric will sign permanent four-years deals when their current loan agreements expire. Technical director Edu said: “I am really happy that we will have these players in our squad for the future. “They have been part of the long-term technical plan Mikel and I have developed. They bring the right balance to our squad.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more