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Pimps Of Joytime Bring Their ‘Janxta Funk’ To The Aggie In Colorado [Video]

first_imgBrooklyn’s Pimps of Joytime have been making their rounds out West, and made a stop in Fort Collins, CO at The Aggie Theatre on Saturday night for what turned out to be a proper funky dance party. After an opening set from local Colorado act Colony Funk, the Pimps opened their set with “Funky Brooklyn”, letting all in attendance know exactly where they hail from. The Meters-inspired number “Heart Is Wild” is definitely a throwback to another time and deserves multiple listens if you like that dirty soul-funk.The group, consisting of Brian J (vocals/guitar), Mayteana Morales (vocals/percussion), Kim Dawson (vocals/percussion), David Bailis (bass/sampler), and John Staten (drums) certainly know how to bring the funk, but also bring along hints of pop, electronic dance music sensibilities, as well as Latin and afro-beat influences that elevate their music and allow them to cross genres while appealing to a wider audience. “Janxta Funk” featured a solid percussion jam in the middle of the song that saw the entire band in sync with one another (check out video below).A Funky Conversation With The Pimps Of Joytime On Music, Brooklyn & More“Keep That Music Playin’” has a downtempo beat, samples and super sleek, sexy vocals from Brian J, Morales, and Dawson that could easily find itself being grooved to in any dance club around the country. And just as easily as the Pimps bring that dance club vibe, they can deliver that 70’s funk a la Earth, Wind, and Fire on a number like “Body Party” from 2015’s Jukestone Paradise, featuring some sweet falsetto and harmonies. When you have three more-than-capable singers on stage, it helps the music transcend to another level, and this group proves that sentiment.Pimps of Joytime have a chemistry that is made up of individual talent, funk, infectious dance grooves, excellent vocals, and plenty of sex and swagger that not many groups in the jam and funk scenes display. It is rather refreshing, to be honest, and I’m not going to lie and say I don’t like it. Because I do….I like it a lot.If you are in the Denver area this week, PoJ are scheduled to open for Galactic, along with BoomBox this Thursday, July 14th at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.Setlist: Pimps of Joytime at The Aggie Theatre , Fort Collins, CO – 7/9/16Set: Funky Brooklyn, Heart is Wild, Long Ride, Blues Wit U, Everywhere I Go, Janxta Funk, Keep That Music Playin’, Cut Off, Street Sound, Jack Stackin’, Body Party, ZydecoEncore: Dank Jankylast_img read more

Bernard Boutin, 88, former president of Saint Michael’s College and Burlington Savings Bank

first_imgThe obituary notice follows: Bernard L. BoutinMeredith. NH—–Bernard L. Boutin, 88, of 77 Barnard Ridge Road, Meredith died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Mr. Boutin was born July 2, 1923 in Belmont, N.H., the son of Joseph L. and Annie E. (LaFlam) Boutin.  He was a longtime resident of  the Lakes Region  and had attended the Belmont  public schools and was Senior Class Valedictorian.  He attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. from 1942-1943 and  graduated  Ph. B (Cum Laude) and Valedictorian from St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont in 1945.  In 1963, he received an honorary degree, LLD,  from St. Michael’s College.  He received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities from Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, N.H. in 1969 and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Plymouth State College of the University of New Hampshire in 1970.  Mr. Boutin was a partner of the Boutin Real Estate Company from 1945-1963, President and Treasurer of the Boutin Insurance Agency, Inc. from 1945-1963 and Partner of the Busy Corner Store from 1956-1959.Mr. Boutin served two terms as Mayor, City of Laconia, from 1955-1959.  He was the Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Hampshire in 1958 and 1960 and was in charge of the John F. Kennedy Campaign for President in the 1960 NH Primary.  From 1956-1960 he was a member of the Democratic National Committee.  Mr. Boutin was appointed by President Kennedy as Deputy Administrator, General Services Administration, Jan. 1961 to November 1961 and then was appointed by President Kennedy as Administrator, General Services Administration, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1961 to December 1964. In 1964, he was co-coordinator of Johnson for President for New England States and New York.  From 1964-1965, Mr. Boutin was Executive Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.  In 1964, he was co-chair, with Gregory Peck,  of one of the Presidential Inaugural Balls, Washington, D.C.  In 1965 & 1966, President Johnson appointed Mr. Boutin as Deputy Director, The Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, D.C. and then appointed Mr. Boutin as Administrator, Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C. from 1966-1967.From 1967-1969, Mr. Boutin was Director, Corporate Information Services and member of the President’s staff of Sanders Associates, Inc., Nashua, N.H. and was consultant to the company from 1969-1976.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Indian Head National Bank, Nashua, N.H. from 1967-1969, a member-at-large of the, National Advisory Council, Small Business Administration in 1968 & 1969 as well as a member of the Resources Panel (consultant) of the American Bankers Association. He was also a member of the N.H. Coordinating Board of  Advanced Education and Accreditation and Chairman of the New Hampshire State Board of Education in 1968 and 1969. Mr. Boutin was a Representative to the Board of Governors, Catholic University of America  from 1968-1973.  From 1970-1975,he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Vermont  Federal Savings & Loan and from 1972-1974 he was a member of the Vermont Commission on Higher Education Facilities.   Mr. Boutin was on the Board of Directors, National Council of Independent Colleges and Universities from 1970-1974.From 1970-1972, Mr. Boutin was on the Board of Directors of HI-G Inc., Windsor Locks, Connecticut and was on the Board of Directors of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. from 1969-1974.  He was a member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee, U. S. Dept. of Transportation in 1969 & 1970, appointed by  President  Johnson.Mr. Boutin was President of St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont from March 1969 to November 1974.   He was Executive Vice President of the Burlington Savings Bank from May 1975 to August 1976, President of the Burlington Savings Bank, Burlington, Vermont, from August 1976 to October 1980 and on the Board of Directors, First Deposit National Bank of San Francisco from September 1991 to January 1994.Mr. Boutin served on several committees including The First Lady’s Committee for a More Beautiful Capital, The President’s Committee for Equal Employment Opportunity, the Cabinet Committee on the National Stockpile, The President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, The President’s ad hoc Committee on Disposal of Surplus Federal Land, the President’s ad hoc Committee on the Architecture for Federal Buildings and Government Office Space, the President’s Advisory Council on the Arts, the President’s Committee on Rural Poverty and the Vermont Private Schools Study Committee.Mr. Boutin had been a Minister of the Eucharist since 1983 and in 1992, he was named by Pope John-Paul  a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.Mr. Boutin was a former member, Board of Directors, of the Hillsborough County Community Action Committee, a former director of the American Standards Association, NYC, Past President of the New Hampshire Municipal Association, former chairman of the Laconia Airport Authority, former National Director and State President of St. Michael’s College Alumni Association, former Vice president of the Laconia Chamber of Commerce, former director of both the Laconia and Burlington Rotary Clubs, a former trustee of Laconia Hospital, past Exalted Ruler of the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876, former member of the Government Advisory Council and American Management Association, a former member of the American Society for Public Administration, a former trustee of St. Michael’s College, a former member of the International Platform Association, former director of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, consultant, National Council of Catholic Men, 1967-1975, former member of the Fanny Allen Hospital Associates, Board of Governors, The Medical Center Hospital of Vermont from 1973-1980, Trustee, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont 1975-1980, Treasurer, 1977-1980, Chairman and Director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council, 1975-1978, member of the Board of Rice Memorial High School from 1976-1978, member of the Ethan Allen Club, Burlington, Vermont   from 1975-1980, trustee of the Vermont Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc., 1976-80 and a former member of the Finance Committee, Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont.Mr. Boutin was the recipient of many awards including the Award of Excellence for Outstanding and Meritorious Service to the Home Building Industry of America by the Crestline Manufacturing Company in 1966, Top Performer Award in the Field of Housing, House and Home Magazine, in 1966, Outstanding Service as Administrator of General Services Administration, Contracting Plaster and Lather International Association in 1965, Certificate of Appreciation, Mississippi Conference NAACP in 1965, Distinguished Service Medal, General Services Administration, 1964, Commendation, the President’s Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped in 1964, Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Government, The Catholic University of America in 1963, the Award for Outstanding Achievement, St. Michael’s College Alumni Association, 1959, the Certificate of Commendation, the National Guard, 1957, the Policyholders Good Citizenship Award, the Mutual Trust Life Ins .Co. in 1969 and the Eastern USA Outstanding Service Award, the National Council of Independent Colleges and Universities  1974, the Delta Epsilon Sigma and National Honor Society.  In 2002, Mr. Boutin was inaugurated into the first class of the Saint Michael’s College Academic  Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Alice M. (Boucher) Boutin, of  Meredith; six sons, Edmund J. and LindaAnne Boutin of Chester, N.H., Joseph L. and Dale  Boutin of Burlington, Vermont, Louis B. and Carole Boutin of Bedford, N.H., John P. Winooski, Vermont, Paul R. Judy Boutin of Colchester, Vermont and Bernard L. and Gay Boutin II of Fremont, N.H.; five daughters, Bernadette  A. and Bruce Fischer of Colchester, Vermont, Michelle A. and Dennis Lamper of Meredith, N.H., Marie J. Boutin of South Burlington, Vermont, Elizabeth J. and John McGrath of Manchester, Vermont and Suzanne T.  Boutin of Rochester, N.H.; twenty-three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and four nephews and two nieces.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Boutin was predeceased by two sisters, June Fitzpatrick and Lorraine Morin.  Calling hours will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services on 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H. on Monday, August 29 from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Tuesday August 30 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Route 25, Meredith, NH by the Very Reverend  Dennis J.  Audet, V.F., Pastor of the Church. Burial will be at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H. at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Boutin Family Scholarship Fund at Saint Michael College or to the Building Fund at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements.  For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com(link is external). Bernard Boutin passed away in Laconia, New Hampshire, on the evening of August 24, 2011.  He was born in Laconia on July 2, and died peacefully after a short illness during which his family was constantly with him.            Mr. Boutin was a well known New Hampshire native and was prominent in national affairs throughout the 1960’s.  He was a valedictorian graduate of Saint Michael’s College, Class of 1945 and Mayor of Laconia from 1955 to 1959. In 1958 and 1960 Mr. Boutin was New Hampshire’s Democratic nominee for Governor. In 1959 and 1960, he was heavily involved in the primary and general election campaign of President John F. Kennedy, with whom he had a close relationship.             Shortly after President Kennedy’s election, Mr. Boutin was named Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration, one of the largest federal agencies, and became its administrator from 1961 until 1964.  After leaving the government for a short period, President Johnson appointed Mr. Boutin to be Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, a newly created federal agency, and then as Administrator of the Small Business Administration.  One of Mr. Boutin’s proudest accomplishments was the redesign and reconstruction of Lafayette Square across from the White House, a project that he worked personally with the President and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.  Among other positions, Mr. Boutin also served on the President’s Advisory Council on the Arts and the First Lady’s Committee for a More Beautiful Capitol.            Mr. Boutin’s career also included the Presidency of Saint Michael’s College from 1969 to 1974, a period where he is credited with stabilizing the college financially, bringing it to co-education and building its endowment.  Boutin retired in 1980 after serving as CEO of Vermont’s largest bank.  He was active after his retirement as an outside Director of several publicly held corporations.             Outside of his professional career, Mr. Boutin devoted his life to service.  He served on boards of medical facilities, educational institutions, business development organizations, and Catholic charities and committees.  Mr. Boutin was also an advocate for the handicapped and for the preservation of historic sites and the reclamation of surplus federal lands.            Boutin is survived by his 11 children and by his loving wife Alice (Boucher) to whom he was married for 67 years.  last_img read more

Autumn Gear Guide

first_imgFall Favorites, Gear for Every Autumn AdventureBy Jedd Ferris, Jack Murray, and Chase LyneWhatever your sport of choice, raise your game this fall with one of these new field-tested favorites.run1. Merrell Bare AccessSkittish about making the move to minimalism? Merrell’s Bare Access is made to help make the transition to natural running form. Like most barefoot running shoes, it has an even zero-drop platform from the ball of your foot to the heel, but some added cushioning (8 millimeters) offers a slight buffer for getting used to pavement pounding with less protection. $90; merrell.com 2. Icebreaker Tracer ShortThe Tracer is as soft as your old favorite gym shorts. The culprit is cozy merino wool, which fortunately for sweat-heavy runners features plenty of technical defense, including natural moisture management and odor-controlling properties that kept our tester surprisingly dry down low during an eight-mile late summer jaunt. $70; icebreaker.com ride3. Turner Bicycles SultanThe Turner Sultan is a 29er dual suspension trail bike with 125mm of front and rear travel. The aluminum frame is hand built around a DW link rear suspension system that makes for an efficient ride. Plus attention to detail on features like the post-mount disc brakes, threaded zerk grease fittings, and seat dropper cable routing set this bike apart from other similar models. On climbs the DW link suspension keeps the rear end planted, while on the way down the slack angles and 125mm help you stay ahead of your riding pals. Unfortunately, such a good ride comes at a price. $2,495 (frame), $5,229 (expert build); turnerbikes.com 4. Cannondale Ryker HelmetThe Ryker is a well-vented lightweight helmet that will keep your head straight during long days of singletrack cranking. The soft pads inside the polycarbonate shell are made with wicking material so sweat gets put in its place, and the small adjustment dial in the back proved reliable during our test for a quickly adjusted comfortable fit. $80; cannondale.com hike5. Mountain Hardwear Wanderin 32 PackThe Wanderin is all about sweat relief on Appalachian overnights. The innovative breathable suspension system puts a mesh wall and ample room between your back and the bulk of the pack. Add some sleekly designed ventilated shoulder straps, and this pack proved to reduce much of the annoying friction dampness that comes with increased trail mileage. Another feature we liked was the built-in rain cover in the nicely sized lower pocket. $185; mountainhardwear.com 6. Big Agnes Zirkel SL 20The Zirkel SL is a broad-cut mummy bag that features the serious softness of 800-fill goose down. The backcountry comfort is only enhanced by the built-in sleeping pad sleeve—stitched into the top half of the bag in order to work with a range of pad sizes. On chillier nights, another key feature is the no-draft collar, which cradles your neck to keep out cold air. $399.99; bigagnes.com7. Salewa Firetail GTX As light as a trail runner but built to be tougher for technical trails, the Firetail will have you reevaluating your hiking footwear choices. It’s nice and light up top, while the sticky sole means the Firetail can take a hit and hold its grip on rocky trails. Our tester lauded it as a burly trail prowler that earns comfort points for the customizable foot beds. $150; salewa.us8. The North Face Phoenix 3 TentThe Phoenix 3 is designed to keep water out without the expected extra weight of most three-season, three-person tents. It utilizes TNF’s innovative DryWall fabric, so a simple single-wall design with built-in vestibules keeps moisture at bay without the need for a second layer. Our testers loved the simple two-pole pitch and the minimal weight to carry for such a big tent (4 lbs. 13 oz.). $389; thenorthface.com9. Osprey Farpoint 40This compact bag ensures carry-on compliance on most flights and converts from a handbag to a backpack in a flash. Best of all, it carries like a premium backcountry backpack, with padded, low-profile shoulder straps and a snug hip belt. The lightweight frame provides flexible load support through the woods, and the padded handles provide comfy carry through the airport. $149. osprey.com10. Ex Officio Chica Cool HoodieWith its comfy, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant fabric, this pullover hoodie is styled for versatility whether you’re taking a hike or taking it easy. $45. exofficio.comfall weather gearpaddle11. LiquidLogic Remix XP10 If you’re the boater who loves lengthy flatwater exploration but also occasionally gets a wild hair and likes to paddle a class II-III stretch, this is the boat for you. Specifically made to bridge the gap between the swells and the serene, the Remix XP10 has a design that extends from the roots of Liquid Logic’s pioneering whitewater boats, but the extended waterline and skeg enable the XP to smoothly cruise the flats. Plus, a dry storage compartment in the back holds plenty of gear for extended overnight trips. $999; liquidlogickayaks.com12. Astral CaminoIf you find too much PFD to be a nuisance, the Camino is a sleek and safe alternative. Made in the Blue Ridge by Asheville-based Astral, it’s a unisex, extremely lightweight float jacket that’s designed to offer maximum air flow on mild whitewater trips or longer touring jaunts. $115; astralbuoyancy.com13. Astral BrewerBorn on the banks of the Green River Narrows, the Brewer is a hometown paddle shoe built with Blue Ridge paddlers in mind. The super-grippy rubber sole provides claw-like traction on wet, mossy rocks, which makes scouting and portaging a lot less dicey. The shoes handle well in the cockpit, with drainage holes and tough Cordura uppers. They’re equally popular at the post-river hangout. Lightweight and minimalist at 214 grams, the breathable shoe was already dry by the time we left the river and arrived at the bar. $100. astralbuoyancy.comfish14. Fishpond Tumbleweed Chest PackThe fly fishing vest is sooo 2011; get with it and get a chest pack. The Tumbleweed is a versatile, lightweight option that can be used as a chest, lumbar, or sling pack. One large pocket holds fly boxes and essentials, while a zip-down pocket holds a removable foam pad for extra fly storage. This pack also has enough little pockets and loops for all your tools and integrates with a larger backpack, so it’s perfect for a hands-free day on the water. $60; fishpondusa.com15. Redington Pursuit OutfitWith the Pursuit series, Redington set out to make a quality fast action rod at an affordable price. They succeeded. The Pursuit is ready to fish right out of the box with rod, reel, line, and leader and its smooth action is comparable to rods twice, or even thrice, its modest price. This outfit comes in all shapes and sizes and is a perfect rod for the novice fly fisherman or as a backup rod. The Pursuit’s affordability and ease of use would also make a great gift for a niece, nephew, or girlfriend you are trying to convince fishing is cool. $179; redington.com16. Tenkara USA 12’ IwanaTenkara fishing has taken off in the U.S. over the past year, and our Blue Ridge streams and wild brook trout are exactly what these rods are made for. With its medium flex and 12 feet of length, the Iwana is a great all-around rod. This rod telescopes to 20 inches, so adding it to your usual backpacking gear is a no-brainer, and with limited moving parts, you don’t have to worry about your reel exploding on the water. Plus, a 12-inch trout will feel like a 20-incher when fighting it on a Tenkara. $160; tenkarausa.comlast_img read more

Tips for building lasting financial relationships with millennials

first_imgThe words “lasting” and “Millennial Generation” don’t typically seem to go together. Most people’s false stereotypes of the Millennials include they are over-praised whiners, kids who jump from fad to fad, and a group that is more concerned about technology connection than personal interaction.However, according to a recent e-book from Credit Union Student Choice, financial institutions can successfully connect and build relationships with Gen. Y. Offering more than just theory and a bunch of statistics most people already know, Millennials: How Credit Unions Can Build, Strengthen and Maintain Lasting Relationships provides practical tips and suggestions for reaching this key demographic. And at 38 pages in e-book format you can quickly review the pertinent points.In all honesty, it is one of the best resources I’ve read in many years on a topic (reaching the Millennial Generation) near and dear to almost every financial institution. It has many answers to questions credit unions and banks are asking when it comes to reaching Gen. Y. Like, “who are these people,” “how do they really like to be treated,” and “what changes should financial institutions make to connect with them?” continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Broome County Sheriff investigating Westover burglaries

first_imgThe sheriff’s office ask those with information about the suspect or with the burglaries to call 607-778-2053. In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office uploaded a video of a suspect walking on an unidentified road in the Westover area around 3:10 a.m. Thursday morning. WESTOVER (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect they say is involved with two burglaries.last_img

Town of Union stabbing suspect indicted on murder charges

first_imgFour others were also charged with felonies in the investigation. Regarding the indictment, District Attorney Michael Korchak said: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A Johnson City man was indicted on multiple felony charges, including murder, in Broome County Court Tuesday. Casteline was arrested in an an investigation into a deadly stabbing in the town of Union that left 22-year-old Q-Quan Richardson dead. Murder in the 2nd degree, a class A1 felonyCriminal possession of a weapon, in the 3rd degree, a class D felonyTampering with physical evidence, a class E felony According to a news release from Broome County District Attorney Michael A. Korchak’s Office, 20-year-old Caleb A. Casteline was indicted on the following charges: “According to the indictment, the defendant, on Aug. 26, 2020, with intent to cause the death of Q-Quan Richardson, did cause the death of Richardson by stabbing him with a knife multiple times. The indictment further alleges the defendant did conceal evidentiary items, in an effort to prevent law enforcements’ discovery of said evidence.”last_img read more

Stalled Jesus statue project dismantled in North Sumatra because of construction flaws

first_imgFurther investigation also revealed that the steel frame tilted 4 centimetre’s forward, which would cause the statue to be unbalanced when completed, Horas added.North Tapanuli regent Nikson Nababan apologized to residents for the demolition and asked them to understand that it was in accordance with the court’s ruling on the safety of the construction.The regency administration began the project in 2013 during the term of previous regent Torang Lumbantobing. However, the project was stalled because of legal issues.The deputy head of economic affairs in the administration, Osmas Silalahi, said the administration decided to dismantle the statue’s frame in late December over fears it could harm residents visiting the area. The administration is considering whether to build a replacement statue of Jesus in another location. (vny) The frame of a 45-meter-tall statue of Jesus in North Tapanuli regency, North Sumatra, was dismantled Thursday following a court order that declared that the stalled project had constructions faults.The North Tapanuli Prosecutor’s Office oversaw the dismantling of the project in Perbukitan Pea Tolong, Siatas district, on Thursday following a ruling by the Medan District Court on Aug. 8, 2017. The court ordered that the statue be demolished because construction flaws had be detected.North Tapanuli Police Chief Adj. Sr. Cmr. Horas Marasi Silaen explained that an investigation into the construction of the statue had uncovered a number of structural flaws, such as a cracked altar floor, welding and pipework that was not to standard and low quality concrete. Topics :last_img read more

Debbie did in housing construction with falls across multiple categories

first_imgA construction worker on the site of Soul, a new residential tower in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Picture: Patrick Hamilton/BloombergTHE value of residential building work done in Queensland has fallen 13.6 per cent with falls across every category, much of which could be blamed on Cyclone Debbie.Latest seasonally adjusted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed total residential work done in the March quarter was down $476m compared to the December quarter, going from just under $3.5 billion previously to $3.02b.There were quarterly falls across all residential categories including new houses, other residential and renovations.Wargent Advisory founder Pete Wargent said nationally residential building work dropped 4.7 per cent in the quarter – “the worst quarterly result for the sector since the introduction of the Goods and Sales Tax (GST) more than a decade and a half ago”.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoHe expected that some of the Queensland falls may have been weather-related.“Building activity slowed across new house building, apartments, and major renovations, suggesting that at least part of the reason for the decline was Cyclone Debbie towards the end of the quarter, while Sydney also had some shocking weather during the period,” he said in his latest market update. New houses still make up the bulk of residential completions in Queensland.The biggest fall was the “other residential” category which includes units, apartments and townhouses, where there was a $341m fall in the value of work done to $1.23b.New houses still made up the biggest chunk of the completions, valued at $1.46b in the March quarter. The new houses figure was a drop of $119m over the three months to the end of December.Alterations and additions work done came to $319m during the March quarter, a fall of $15m over the period.Follow Sophie Foster on Twitter @sophiefosterlast_img read more

Chicken debate continues in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Greensburg common council will consider a measure that could allow families to have up to four hens at least 20 feet from the property line in the city limits Monday, November 6 at 7 pm.Following a tie vote at the October meeting council members elected to take time to talk to more constituents and review policies from other cities.Council members heard from at least one resident that had problems with a neighbor raising chickens. The resident told officials he was concerned for his young children and possible sanitary issues. He also stated the birds created problems while he conducted lawn maintenance.City workers reported that letters have been sent to at least three residents that illegally have chickens in the city limits. Reports indicate the letter notification and following process can take 30 days or longer.Evansville, Brownsburg, Bloomington, Columbus and Greenfield have ordinances that allow and control flocks.last_img read more

Idiotic!

first_imgHave you read where Middletown, Ohio, high school football coach, Lance Engleka, resigned his head coaching job last week?  His record for the two years at Middletown was 1-19.  The one win came this year.  This is not, however, why he resigned.  His reason for resigning was because of the death threats he was getting because his team didn’t win.High school sports are supposed to be for the love of the game.  After all, even though we have open enrollment in many states, that is for upgrading education and not for recruiting athletes.  This means you play the kids you have available at that time.  Middletown is in a down cycle right now, but you can bet they will be back.  They have a proud history in their football program.  You must have talent to win, and right now the talent is not available at Middletown High School.Some information for this story was from the Cincinnati Enquirer.last_img read more