Thames Valley occupiers demand flexible leasing

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Home comes fully furnished, with caretaker’s cottage and two buggies

first_img MORE QUEENSLAND REAL ESTATE NEWS: Magic at a triple-storey ‘manor’ Modern coastal Queenslander for sale 11 Great Northern Highway, Hamilton island.A renovated six-bedroom home on a tropical island has had its price slashed by more than half a million dollars.The property at 11 Great Northern Highway, Hamilton Island was originally priced at $6.4 million and has been reduced to $5.8 million.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty – Whitsundays selling agent Wayne Singleton said the property was bought and built by builder Mick Egan who is selling the home fully furnished.“It takes quite a bit of effort to get furniture on and off Hamilton Island,” Mr Singleton said. Check out the views from the entertaining area..There is an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area, a children’s playground and a large carport and storage to accommodate two buggies that are also included in the purchase.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago Doors to past reveal a real jewelcenter_img Relax and unwind by the pool.After 20 years, Mr Egan is selling the property, known as Whitsunday Waters. He has undetaken a major renovation costing about $1.5 million.Standout features of the property, set on a 2000sq m block, include a private pool surrounded by natural timber decking and a stylish timber cabana. Could this be your holiday home? The price of 11 Great Northern Highway, Hamilton Island has been reduced. The master bedroom at 11 Great Northern Highway, Hamilton Island.Mr Singleton said jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Whitsunday waterways could be enjoyed from the home, including the massive master bedroom with a raised master bed.He said after purchasing the land in 1994, Mr Egan built the original house and later transformed it into a modern holiday retreat.Mr Singleton said the owners had raised their three children at the two-level home.“As the kids grew older and left home Mr Egan began to modernise it,” he said.“There is also a one-bedroom caretaker’s bungalow and currently someone lives there to take care of the property”.Interest in the Hamilton Island home has been strong with Mr Singleton saying most buyers wanted to use it as a holiday retreat.“They might have a home in the south somewhere and want to use this as their winter retreat or an island escape,” he said.last_img read more

Batesville Middle School Athletics Info

first_imgBMS Volleyball.There will be a couple open gyms for Batesville Middle School 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for volleyball this coming season. The first workout opportunity will be Monday, July 27, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. and the final session will be on Thursday, July 30, from noon until 1:00 p.m.Volleyball team tryouts will be held on August 3-5 from 3:15-5 p.m. at the BMS gym.Physicals and the Concussion/Sudden Cardiac Arrest Acknowledgment form must be completed and turned in prior to any participation. These forms are available online at ( These forms must be turned into the Batesville High School athletic office prior to participation. They can also be e-mailed to [email protected] Football.Batesville Middle School football is right around the corner.The football staff will distribute equipment and provide information to parents on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the old Batesville Middle School gym. The 8th graders need to arrive at 6 p.m. followed by the 7th graders at 6:30 p.m.Physical forms and other required paperwork should accompany the player that evening. Forms are available at the Athletic Director’s office located in the Batesville High School or online at [] – click on Forms. Players will need to complete the Physical Form and the Concussion/Cardiac Arrest Form prior to participation.Practice jerseys and travel bags will be available for purchase. The first practice will be Monday, August 3, 2015, at 3:30 pm and no player will be allowed to participate until a completed physical has been submitted and approved by the school.BMS Cross CountryAny Batesville Middle School sixth, seventh, or eighth grader interested in running cross country in the fall is invited to attend a meeting and practice on Wednesday, Aug. 5, after school. Student-athletes should come to the meeting dressed and ready to run. The first practice will conclude at 4:30 p.m.The cross country team is currently conditioning Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Those interested in the voluntary workouts should meet July 20, 21 and 23 at BPS/BHS (meet by the soccer field) and at BMS July 27, 28 and 30, according to coach Derek Suits.Physicals and the Concussion/Sudden Cardiac Arrest Acknowledgment form must be completed and turned in prior to any participation. These forms are available online at ( These forms must be turned into the Batesville High School athletic office prior to participation. They can also be e-mailed to [email protected] are encouraged to begin running prior to the first practice.For more information, contact Coach Suits at [email protected]last_img read more

Journalist discusses media representation

first_img“Black reporters … went places where white reporters never went,” Gilliam said.  In 1977, Gilliam’s father Robert Maynard founded The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, the nation’s oldest journalism organization promoting diversity in the news industry. Roxanna Abdoli-Yazdi, a junior majoring in journalism, said she felt empowered by Gillian’s experiences.  According to Gilliam, the Institute has trained over 1,000 reporters of different backgrounds. The Institute also trains white reporters in cultural sensitivity in reporting on communities different from their own. Following the creation of the Institute, other specific organizations for different communities of color emerged. They came together for a convention in 1993 to unify the voices of journalists of color. Gilliam and a photographer traveled to Little Rock after she saw her boss at the Tri-State Defender on television harassed by protesters. She visited the home of Daisy Bates, the woman in charge of the school integration movement.  “As an editor in the styles section, I was very grateful that I was able to help bring a lot of the knowledge of black culture into the larger society, the mainstream media,” Gilliam said. “I was able to hire black reporters that were very Afrocentric … I thought [it] was very important to make it possible for white people when they’re reading their newspapers … to read something that is very authentic about black culture.” When Gilliam was working at The Post, she said she would often have trouble finding a cab that would give her rides back to the newsroom when she was on assignment in downtown Washington D.C. To make sure that she would still meet her deadlines, she said she used her secretarial training to write in shorthand while she waited in order to get a head start on her pieces.  Gilliam said she was not alone in these experiences — other black journalists had to make similar sacrifices.  In a conversation with associate professor of journalism Bill Celis, Gilliam discussed her career as a black female reporter and the importance of diversity in media. The event was held as a part of the Annenberg Director’s Forum at Wallis Annenberg Hall.  When Gilliam was traveling in the South, there was a lack of hotels available for people of color. She said that one time, she had to stay in a funeral home overnight.  At only 23 years old, Dorothy Gilliam became the first black woman to write for The Washington Post. Over the course of her career, she helped cover the civil rights movement while personally overcoming challenges with racism and sexism.  Journalist Dorothy Gilliam, who was the first black female reporter at The Washington Post, spoke at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (Photo from Twitter/Johns Hopkins University APL) She said white authorities were wary of allowing black reporters to cover stories, so they would often disguise themselves and hide their equipment.  Gilliam started as a secretary at the Tri-State Defender, a newspaper based in Memphis. She said she was only sent out to report a few times before she was assigned to cover the Little Rock Nine — a group of students who were at one of the first schools to be integrated after the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education. “Journalism was a profession that opened new worlds, but it wasn’t for the faint of heart,” Gilliam said. “Especially for black reporters going into the South, it was like going to war.”  “At the end of that weekend, we looked at what did we have in common,” Gilliam said. “Everybody wants to … celebrate their own group, but you make progress when you find out what you have in common that will move everybody forward. Even today, that carries through. We must work together.”  “[Working at The Post] was at first like diving into a sea of white men carrying two invisible weights, one race, one gender, that none of them had to face, and I wasn’t sure I could really swim,” Gilliam said.  Gilliam began her work as a reporter at The Washington Post almost immediately after graduating from Columbia University. She later served as an editor and wrote columns for the publication, all while focusing on bringing black narratives and perspectives to the forefront of mainstream media. “It was there that when I really started seeing the role of black reporters in bringing the issues that blacks face every day to a larger community,” Gilliam said.  “It was frightening sleeping among the dead,” Gilliam said. “But that’s what it took to do the story.” “As journalism students … we can get discouraged by the process,” Abdoli-Yazdi said. “But hearing how she went through the process and all of her struggles and how she ended up super successful is just really inspiring.”last_img read more

Jobs, education top youth challenges

first_img7 June 2012 Young South Africans are most concerned about unemployment and education, a national survey released on Monday has found. Consumer insights company Pondering Panda said the survey was done to test reaction to development problems identified by the National Planning Commission (NPC) earlier this year. “The survey was to gauge the reaction of South Africa’s youth between the ages of 15 and 34 years old to the questions facing South Africa,” said Shirley Wakefield from Pondering Panda. She said 5 814 respondents were interviewed using mobile phones and that the results were representative of the national population in the relevant age groups. Unemployment and education were identified as being of significantly higher importance than any other problems, irrespective of age, gender or race. About two-thirds of respondents chose them as the country’s most pressing problems. The survey also showed that education was more important to younger respondents, while unemployment became more important as the respondents’ ages increased. Health and medical care were of major importance to 36% of respondents. Transport was the least important issue, with only eight percent of respondents identifying it as a problem. “These results should be noted by our national government, as they provide a very clear picture of where South Africa’s youth feel the government should prioritise their strategic efforts,” said Wakefield. It was important to note that the concern of the youth about the future was felt across all demographic groups, she said. The aim was to reach and engage with a youth audience which do not have easy access to traditional computers and the internet. The NPC created a portal on Mxit in April and the survey was conducted from 11 to 14 May. Over 50,000 people had since interacted with the NPC service on Mxit. Sapalast_img read more

President Zuma discharged from hospital

first_img9 June 2014 President Jacob Zuma was discharged from a hospital in Pretoria on Sunday evening after being booked in on Friday to allow for a thorough check-up following a particularly demanding period in office, the Presidency said on Monday. “The President will continue to rest for a few days and will work mainly from home during the rest period,” Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said in a statement, adding: “We thank the public for the messages of support and good wishes that have been received since the news of the hospitalisation of the President was made public.” On Thursday, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) also ordered Zuma to rest after his intense election programme. Radebe said that Zuma regularly underwent two major medical examinations each year, the first one in January and the second one in June. “This time round, the doctors felt he needed to be hospitalised for a thorough check-up following a demanding schedule. The doctors are happy with the results.” Radebe added that media reports claiming that Zuma had made “unscheduled visits” to hospitals in Durban earlier this year were incorrect. “All visits are booked in advance, and those mentioned [in the media reports] were part of the annual first-semester check-ups.” Source: read more

Congress MLA Vishwajeet Kadam injured in car accident

first_imgCongress legislator Vishwajeet Kadam suffered minor injuries in a car accident in Pune late on Wednesday.Dr. Kadam, an MLA from Sangli’s Palus-Kadegaon constituency, was fortunate to have averted a major road mishap after his car rammed into a tree, injuring him and his driver while severely mangling the vehicle.In a statement issued on Thursday after the incident, Dr. Kadam said: “While en route from Mumbai to Pune, I met with a minor accident last night after my car hit a tree. I have sustained minor injuries on my left shoulder. Fortunately, nothing untoward happened and both the driver and I are safe. All requisite medical tests have been done and there is no cause for alarm.”Dr. Kadam was elected unopposed from the Palus-Kadegaon Assembly seat in the bypoll held on May 28 last year. The election had been necessitated owing to the death of Dr. Kadam’s father, former minister and senior Congressman Dr. Patangrao Kadam.In the recently concluded Assembly election, Dr. Kadam had won an overwhelming victory by a staggering margin of more than 1.6 lakh votes, snaring more than 83% of the total votes polled in Palus-Kadegaon. His ‘nearest’ rival, the Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Vibhute, could manage to garner a paltry 8,907 votes.last_img read more