Four years in review

first_imgLauren Weldon | The Observer Fr. Theodore Hesburgh dies at 97On Feb. 26, 2015, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, 15th president of Notre Dame and one of the most influential figures in higher education, died at the age of 97. Friends, family and the Notre Dame community came together to celebrate his life at his funeral held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on March 4, 2015.Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, M.A. class of 1975, topped a long list of dignitaries who offered reflections at the memorial service for Hesburgh in Purcell Pavilion on March 4.University President Fr. John Jenkins described Fr. Hesburgh as a moral force in a statement sent to the student body.“Next to Notre Dame’s founder, Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C., no one has had a greater impact on the University than Fr. Ted,” Jenkins said. “With his appointments to the faculty, his creation of great centers and institutes for scholarship and research, his commitment to our Catholic character and, most of all, his leadership, charisma and vision, he turned what was a school well-known for football into one of the nation’s great institutions for higher learning.” Major Headlines in the last four yearsCampus Crossroads, Jan. 24, 2014On Jan. 29, 2014, the University announced the $400 million “Campus Crossroads Project.” The undertaking is a renovation to the stadium, which will include classrooms, recreational facilities, meeting rooms and a student center. The purpose of the endeavor is to centralize every element of campus life in one location.Notre Dame announced new school for global affairs, Oct. 1, 2014On Oct. 1, 2014, the University announced plans to open the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs, the first new college at the University in nearly a century. It will be based in Jenkins Hall, and R. Scott Appleby will serve as the Marilyn Keough Dean at the school.ESPN sues Notre Dame for record access, Jan. 15, 2015On Jan. 15, 2015, ESPN filed a lawsuit against Notre Dame claiming NDSP violated Indiana’s public records law by refusing to release campus police records. Although the trial court judge ruled in Notre Dame’s favor in April 2015, ESPN won the appeal March 15, 2016 when the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that NDSP is a public agency.Donald Trump elected President of the United States, Nov. 9, 2016In the early hours of Nov. 9, 2016, Donald Trump officially defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th U.S. President. The reactions of students ranged from excitement to shock to fear. In the aftermath of the election, students formed a new student group at the University, We Stand For.Jan Cervelli inaugurated as 12th Saint Mary’s President, Nov. 12, 2016After officially taking office on June 1, 2016, College President Jan Cervelli was officially inaugurated as the 12th head of the school. Cervelli succeeded College President Emeritus Carol Ann Mooney, who served for 12 years before retiring in 2016. Vice President Mike Pence announced as 2017 Commencement speaker, March 2, 2017The University announced Vice President and former Governor of Indiana Mike Pence as the 2017 Commencement speaker on March 2. The selection of Pence as Commencement speaker was met with mixed reactions, with some students citing Pence’s record on LGBT issues as a particular point of contention.Tags: Campus Crossroads, Commencement 2017, Donald Trump, ESPN lawsuit, Four Years in Review, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, keough school for global affairs, Mike Pence, President Jan Cervelli Twelve ND, SMC students lost in four years2013 witnessed the death of one Notre Dame student. Connor Sorensen died Dec. 20, 2013 after a lifelong battle with lung disease, along with other health-related issues. Sorensen was able to graduate early, despite his deteriorating health. His friends described him as relentless in his motivation to find cures for diseases, due to his personal experiences.Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s lost two students in 2014. Third-year Ph.D. student Akash Sharma died Jan. 1. Sharma was studying chemical and biomolecular engineering and worked as a teaching assistant. He was from India.Saint Mary’s former first year Madelyn Stephenson died when her car was hit on the driver’s side by a semi-tractor Jan. 3. She had a passion for learning Arabic, and her loved ones described her as a shy, smart girl.Five Notre Dame students died in 2015. Sophomore Daniel Kim was found dead Feb. 6 in his off-campus residence. A former fencer, Kim was a business student from New Jersey.Senior finance major Lisa Yang died March 3; her death was ruled a suicide by the St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office. She was a resident of McGlinn Hall, and friends said she was naturally good at everything she tried.Senior Billy Meckling died in the early hours of May 16 after falling from the roof of the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center; he was set to graduate the following day. Meckling was a four-year member of the Irish varsity fencing team, winning two monograms.Rebecca Townsend, a member of the incoming class of 2019, died July 2 after she and a friend were struck by a car during a Fourth of July celebration. Her friend recalls Rebecca saving his life by pushing him out of the way of the car.Junior Jake Scanlan, a mechanical engineering major from North Potomac, Maryland, died in his bed in Siegfried Hall on Nov. 11. His friends said he treated everyone like an old friend and loved to make people smile.In 2016, Notre Dame lost two students. Third-year law student Karabo Moleah, 26, died March 31 in Philadelphia while studying in the Law School’s Washington D.C. program. His friends remember his questioning nature and intelligence.On March 9, junior Theresa Sagartz was found dead in her off-campus residence from natural causes related to a chronic medical condition. A third generation member of the Notre Dame community, her friends and family remember her as adventurous, self-assured and generous with her time.In 2017, Notre Dame lost two students. First-year law student Travis McElmurry, who was dual-enrolled at the business school, died in his off-campus residence on March 12. His friends said he had an easygoing nature and loved his dog.On March 31, former undergraduate student Edward Lim died at his home in Cincinnati. His friends said Lim had made a significant impact on the community during his time at the University, and remembered his love for music, philosophy and the Notre Dame Chorale.last_img read more

Partner Nations Complete PKO-Americas 2012 with US Army South

first_img Peacekeeping Operations-Americas (PKO-A) 2012 came to a successful conclusion as U.S. Army South, the Chilean Army and 14 other partner nations marked the occasion during a closing ceremony in Santiago in mid May. “As partners in this hemisphere, we all share common interests and our concerns regarding security are closely aligned,” said Ambassador Alejandro Daniel Wolff, the U.S. Ambassador to Chile. “Natural disasters and humanitarian crises are a real threat, and challenges like these require that we have a committed and common focus. Joint work is key since it provides security and stability that is long lasting.” U.S. Army South, as the Army service component command of U.S. Southern Command, conducts the annual PKO-A exercise in support of U.N. peacekeeping initiatives in Central and South America and the Caribbean. PKO-A 2012 was conducted in four phases which took place this year in Chile and the Dominican Republic March 19 – May 11. The first phase of PKO-A 2012 was a battalion-level training event conducted March 19 – 23 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The second phase was a junior leaders’ training event April 2 – 6 in Fort Aguayo, Chile, and the third phase was a senior leader staff seminar in Santiago, Chile, April 30 – May 2. The final phase was a command post exercise also conducted in Santiago from May 7 – 11. Participants had an exceptional opportunity to train together with partner nations which included more than 300 representatives from Chile and the United States as well as Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. “Having representatives from throughout the region shows how well organized this exercise has been and how useful it is to conduct exercises of this kind,” said Chilean Minister of Defense Andrés Allamand. “When we talk about peacekeeping operations, we’re talking about preserving human lives, a common desire for all of us.” PKO-A also included observers and representatives from the U.N., the Conference of American Armies, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), the Conference of Central American Armed Forces and individual representatives from the countries of Indonesia, Mongolia and Spain. “The participation of advisors and experts from throughout the world have added a significant meaning to our efforts and together we have improved the preparation of our forces in a way that they can support peacekeeping operations in the future,” said Wolff. Partnering with military counterparts from around the world was a highlight for many participants. “Just the fact that we’re bringing together people from (various) nations like this is money in the bank as far as strengthening our partnerships and cooperating,” said Maj. Cris Simon, a U.S. Army officer assigned to WHINSEC. “It’s a phenomenal exercise and you can tell by the participants’ professionalism that each country sends its best and brightest.” Guatemalan Maj. William Barrios, deputy director of the Central American Peace Operations Training Center in Coban, Guatemala, said the exchange of information and knowledge, especially on a personal level, was important. “Working on a personal level really helps,” said Barrios who has deployed to peacekeeping operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Haiti. “While the U.N. doctrine might be common to us all, we each have our own doctrines that may differ. Even small things can create a challenge so we try to find a solution while we’re here. I have noticed a big improvement in our ability to work together since the start of the exercise.” Barrios’ teammate, Brazilian army Col. Henrique Nolasco, agreed about the effectiveness of working side-by-side with partner nation counterparts. “It’s very beneficial when we’re able to get together with our partners to do joint work while trying to react to common challenges,” said Nolasco. “Training together gives you more knowledge in order to be more effective at your job.” The multinational exercise supports the U.S. Department of State’s Global Peace Operations Initiative, which encourages peacekeeping efforts in Central and South America and the Caribbean. This initiative develops and enhances national training capabilities and equips potential peacekeeping units for deployment. By Dialogo June 04, 2012last_img read more

Briefly: How not to write one

first_imgBriefly: How not to write one Briefly: How not to write one Editor’s Note: Sometimes an opinion or other sample of legal writing crosses our desk that is just too good not to pass along. Even, as in this case, if it’s a couple years old and from a federal district court in Texas. This one is timely in the sense that the last edition of the News featured the Tips for the Young Lawyer column by Francisco Ramos, Jr., on how to write an effective motion. Below is a counterpoint of one judge’s vivid advice on how not to write a motion or argument. Imagine getting an order on a motion you made and the judge refers to your supporting argument as “bumbling” and a “descent into Alice’s Wonderland.”Now imagine what the judge had to say about the other side’s legal efforts, because you, the tour guide for Wonderland, actually had your motion granted.(And guess the nightmare of returning to the office, clutching the judge’s opinion in hand and a more senior firm member asks how you did.“Well, we won.”“Great. Can I see the opinion?”“No!”)The setting for the 2001 ruling was a Texas federal district court in a suit filed on behalf of an injured seaman, who claimed he had been hurt climbing off a tugboat while it was tied up in a port. The suit was later expanded to include the company that owned the dock. The suit was filed under federal maritime law known as the Jones Act.In due time, the lawyer for the dock owner filed a motion for summary judgment, the plaintiff’s attorney replied — first with a one-page response and then a lengthier supplemental filing. But neither, the judge pointed out in a footnote, gave a factual foundation for a claim against the dock owner, or gave any information about how the accident supposedly happened.With the background set, and with a sharpened wit and pencil, Judge Samuel B. Kent waded in.“Before proceeding further, the Court notes that this case involves two extremely likable [Houston] lawyers, who have together delivered some of the most amateurish pleadings ever to cross the hallowed causeway into Galveston, an effort which leads the Court to surmise but one plausible explanation,” the judge wrote. “Both attorneys have obviously entered into a secret pact — complete with hats, handshakes, and cryptic words — to draft their pleadings entirely in crayon on the back sides of gravy-stained paper place mats, in the hope that the Court would be so charmed by their child-like efforts that their utter dearth of legal authorities in their briefing would go unnoticed.“Whatever actually occurred, the Court is now faced with the daunting task of deciphering their submissions. With Big Chief tablet ready, thick black pencil in hand, and a devil-may-care laugh in the face of death, life on the razor’s edge sense of exhilaration, the Court begins.”The key question was determining which law applied: a state two-year statute of limitations or a three-year federal standard.The judge noted the defense began the “descent into Alice’s Wonderland” with a summary motion that cited only a single case as legal authority. And that was to a successor case on the Erie doctrine on the court’s authority to apply the Texas statute of limitations to a federal case. The defense failed to analyze why the court should “approach the shores of Erie ” and failed to cite to the Texas limitations statute, or the Erie case itself.(The judge in a footnote acknowledged the defense also filed a reply brief, which also failed to cite the Texas law or provide a U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the maritime liability issue.)“A more bumbling approach is difficult to conceive — but wait folks, there’s more,” the judge wrote, turning to the plaintiff’s arguments. “Plaintiff responds to this deft, yet minimalist analytical wizardry with an equally gossamer wisp of an argument, although Plaintiff does at least cite the federal limitations provision applicable to maritime tort claims.”But the plaintiff made up for that by failing to provide any argument why the claim against the dock owner fell under federal maritime law. The brief also cited only a single case, which unfortunately was attributed to a nonexistent volume of the Federal Register and also failed to provide a pinpoint cite in the 40-page opinion.After slogging through that citation, which had to do with an alleged defamation on a cruise ship by G. Gordon Liddy of Watergate fame, the judge concluded it had nothing to do with whether maritime law applied to an injury stemming from ingress or egress to a ship.“The Court cannot even begin to comprehend why this case was selected for reference,” Judge Kent observed. “It is almost as if plaintiff’s counsel chose the opinion by throwing long-range darts at the Federal Reporter (remarkably enough hitting a nonexistent volume!).”The plaintiff did file a supplemental argument citing more cases, but none were on point, and the new filing still failed to show why the action should be a maritime case.Wryly, Judge Kent praised the plaintiff’s lawyer for using a more readable shade of crayon on the second filing, “But at the end of the day, even if you put a calico dress on it and call it Florence, a pig is still a pig.”After reviewing those briefs, the judge — noting it took him only one paragraph — summed up the case, and cited the controlling Fifth Circuit ruling that the dock owner did not owe any duty to the injured seaman under maritime law, hence state law applied. He dismissed that part of the suit, characterizing the process as “this remarkably long walk on a short legal pier.”Judge Kent concluded with a cautionary note to the plaintiff counsel, remarking that he still retained the claim against the company that owned the tugboat.“However, it’s well known around these parts that [the company’s] lawyer is equally likable and has been writing crisply in ink since the second grade,” the ruling said. “Some old-timers even spin yarns of ability to type. The Court cannot speak to the veracity of such loose talk, but out of caution, the Court suggests that plaintiff’s lovable counsel had best upgrade to a nice shiny No. 2 pencil or at least sharpen what’s left of the stubs of his crayons for what remains of this heart-stopping, spine-tingling action.”In a footnote to that advice, the judge added, “In either case, the Court cautions plaintiff’s counsel not to run with a sharpened writing utensil in hand — he could put his eye out.”For the full text, see Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp, Inc., 147 F.Supp.2d 6678, 2001 A.M.C. 2358 (S.D.Tex., 2001). (According to the court clerk’s office, the remaining case was dismissed at the joint request of the parties later that year.) If you have come across an amusing opinion or legal document, we invite you to send it to The Florida Bar News , 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32309-2300. November 15, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

Zahner to lead professionalism effort

first_img Zahner to lead professionalism effort Associate Editor Walk into Carl J. Zahner’s office at The Florida Bar’s Center for Professionalism, and you’re struck by artwork on the walls from the Far East and Polynesia, military plaques, a clock made from pallet wood by prison inmates, and a ceramic jar labeled: “Ashes of Problem Students.”The place is packed with mementoes from 56-year-old Zahner’s eclectic career:• Retired captain of the U.S. Navy Reserves, where he taught leadership, with active duty in Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as living in Guam for a number of years and receiving a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Guam.• Former director of Florida’s Correctional Education School Authority, running 48 schools around the state for inmates.• Former assistant professor at Barry University, with a Ph.D. in counseling education from the University of Florida.• On top of that, Zahner, who received his law degree from UF in 1981, has served as a lawyer at the Department of Education, as well as a stint with the Attorney General’s Office.Mix it all together and you have the enthusiastic new director of the Bar’s Professionalism Center who hopes to bring to the job the discipline and leadership skills he learned in the military, a knack for teaching, and a love of the law.“I’m real excited,” Zahner said. “It’s just like being in the Navy—you need a mission.”His new mission is to spread the word among Florida’s lawyers about incorporating the notion of professionalism into their everyday practice.“Professionalism is important for a number of reasons—primarily, so lawyers can give the impression to the public that the law is fair. It is not necessarily the antics of the lawyer, but the facts of the case, which will help render the decision, so that the law is fair when people come to the courts,” he said. At the heart of professionalism, Zahner said, is for lawyers to treat each other with dignity and civility.“You can’t expect people to trust lawyers if we don’t trust the courts and the system ourselves,” he said.His mission is to spread the word to lawyers, through seminars, that if lawyers treat each other with respect, it makes the job easier.“You are going to try to win and be as zealous as possible, but zealousness has nothing to do with being rude or being vicious to each other,” Zahner said. “If you treat others, even if they’re rude, with a certain sense of decorum, then they are going to reciprocate eventually.”Zahner’s educational background is a mix of philosophy, psychology, education, and the law. As an undergrad at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., Zahner was fascinated by what makes the human mind tick, and had a double major in philosophy and psychology.His favorite philosophers are John Stuart Mill and Immanuel Kant.“You could not get out of Jesuit school without some notion of universal law,” Zahner explained. “I guess you could say I’m a utilitarian Kantian. I suppose Mill is most important because he dealt with the issue of creating the best for all people, all things considered. Kind of a rough and tumble way of philosophy. But when you add that with the notion of universal law—that some laws were immutable—we live that way.”When Zahner isn’t deep in thought, he is learning to paint landscapes that his wife is willing to hang in her office, and he likes to brew his own beer, counting among his successful taste sensations “Trappist Ale” and something he calls “champagne beer.”“It’s brewed with very light barley, and we add a little bit of grape juice to soften the bitterness,” he said. “The ladies seem to like it.”The No. 1 lady in his life is Sharon Zahner, a hearing officer for the Public Employee Relations Commission.While having their second child, the Zahners went through law school together from 1979-81, while he served as a resident director at Georgia Segal Hall for young men.“It was an Animal House, to say the least,” he said.Somehow they survived.His wife was the better law student by far, he admitted.“I was smart enough to marry someone much brighter than me,” he said with a laugh. Zahner to lead professionalism effort October 1, 2004 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Getting dopey in New York?

first_imgby: Henry MeierAs early as this week, New York is expected to take its next big step toward legalizing the distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. Its Department of Health is expected to announce the five companies that will be responsible for producing and distributing cannabis throughout the State. These five entities will be authorized to establish up to four “dispensing facilities,” meaning that if all goes according to plan, on January 5, 2016, qualified ailing New Yorkers will be able to purchase and use cannabis.Regardless of whether you think medical marijuana is the greatest wonder drug since penicillin or that legalizing drugs will unleash refer madness across the state, New York is entering into a legal haze, which is unlikely to clear any time in the near future. Most importantly, cannabis remains illegal as a matter of federal law. This has several implications for states such as New York that have legalized marijuana. Most importantly, as I’ve discussed in previous blogs, credit unions are still responsible for filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) on institutions with accounts that engage in the business of legally selling marijuana pursuant to state law. The Department of Justice and FinCEN have issued guidance authorizing credit unions and banks to issue so-called “marijuana limited SAR filings.”The basic idea is that the Department of Justice and FinCEN will not prosecute certain types of legal marijuana businesses so long as they do not, among other things: distribute marijuana to minors; facilitate distribution of drug money to criminal gangs, facilitate the distribution of marijuana to states where it is not legal; use legal marijuana sales as a pretext to sell illegal drugs; or aid in the growing of marijuana on public land where it poses public safety or environmental risk. Institutions that choose to help legal marijuana dispensaries take on a huge oversight responsibility. They will have to have the ability to monitor these companies on an ongoing basis to make sure that they are complying with the federal government’s criteria. The amount of paper work and staff is enough to prevent all but the largest institutions from aiding these organizations. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

FlixBus celebrated its first three years in Croatia

first_img˝FlixBus business model is designed not only as a more comfortable and simpler movement of passengers but also to support the growth and development of regional small and medium-sized bus companies˝, said Dean Čebohin, Business Development Director for FlixBus CEE South Region. ˝Technological support that we have offered to our partners, has enabled strong growth and the partners themselves, who are constantly investing and renewing their fleet, hiring new drivers and taking care of the safety of our passengers.˝ ˝In these three years, we have gathered a team of young experts who, with their knowledge and experience, together with bus partners, have made the FlixBus brand recognizable throughout Croatia, but also in the region.˝, said Ante Grbeša, director for FlixBus CEE South region. RanoAccumulated knowledge, experience from the bus industry, but also from other areas, is crucial for management and development in the markets of Southeast Europe.˝ In June 2016, FlixBus started from the four largest Croatian cities (Zagreb, Split, Osijek and Pula) with four regional partners (Vincek doo, Slavonija Bus doo, Brioni doo and Prijevoz Knežević) from all parts of Croatia and thus confirmed the importance of cooperation. with regional bus partners throughout Croatia. In three years, the number of partners has grown to a total of 11 in Croatia, while in the entire CEE South region, which includes Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, FlixBus today cooperates with a total of 17 partners. Ante Grbeša FlixBus network of bus lines extends to 28 European countries and connects 2 thousand destinations with 350 thousand daily lines.center_img FlixBus, in addition to enabling travel to Europe, makes Croatia more accessible and connected. Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Rijeka and Pula are the most visited FlixBus destinations in Croatia, while travelers from Croatia most often visit Munich, Budapest, Ljubljana, Vienna and Venice. The main reasons for traveling are visits to relatives and friends, as well as holidays and short trips. FlixBus is mostly used by students, young professionals and young families, of which as many as 60 percent are women, and most of them are between 18 and 35 years old. At the press conference, in the company of over a hundred guests, FlixBus celebrated three years of successful growth and development in Croatia. These green buses are not just a means of transport from point A to point B, but a brand behind an entrepreneurial spirit based primarily on partnership and modern technologies. Facts about growth and development dominated the birthday conference of this business model that arrived in Croatia three years ago. A team of experts that has grown from three employees to a team with more than 50 employees has built and developed this product in the last three years. Source / photo: FlixBuslast_img read more

Owen Hargreaves advises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang centrally and strengthen midfield

first_img Comment Owen Hargreaves advises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang centrally and strengthen midfield Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 4:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Advertisement Aubameyang was a peripheral figure against the champions (Picture: Getty Images)Owen Hargreaves has urged Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a central striker after the Arsenal captain put in a lacklustre performance on the wing in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Monday night.The Gunners lost their first game of the season at the hands of the champions at Anfield, getting outclassed in every area of the pitch.Alexandre Lacazette fluffed the chance to get Arsenal back on level terms at 2-1, firing an effort straight at Alisson when through on goal. Advertisement Arteta has been urged to play Aubameyang as a central striker (Picture: Getty Images)Aubameyang was ineffective on the left-wing, starved of service and barely able to get into the game with Arteta’s side seeing little of the ball.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDespite scoring 22 times in the Premier League from the same position last season, former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Hargreaves believes the Gabon international should play as a No.9, which would mean dropping Lacazette to the bench.‘Maybe drop Lacazette, play Aubameyang at the top, [Bukayo] Saka can play as an attacker, [and] as a wing-back,’ Hargreaves told Premier League Productions. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are in the market for a central midfielder and have reportedly had two bids for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar knocked back.Given the performances of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny at Anfield, Hargreaves backs the Gunners’ approach to strengthen their options in the middle of the park.‘They didn’t have much possession Arsenal and I just thought they were a bit light in the centre of the park,’ he added.‘Elneny and Xhaka, I don’t think that works against Liverpool and that’s probably why they’re trying to address the centre of the park, whether that’s [Thomas] Partey or Aouar, I think they need somebody in there.’MORE: Gary Neville changes his Premier League title prediction after Liverpool’s victory over ArsenalMORE: Chelsea summer signing Thiago Silva takes pop at former PSG and Arsenal manager Unai EmeryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport pagelast_img read more

Premium terraces on freehold titles offer a point of difference in Bulimba

first_imgTriBeCa Terraces at Bulimba are bringing a premium freehold product to the inner-city.Mr Di Carlo said the project would be a stylish new take on the traditional terrace home with all the amenities of inner-city living.“We’ve incorporated many features that bring together the lifestyle we have envisaged for residents,” he said.“Rooftop decks, courtyards, multiple outdoor balcony areas and extensive landscaping and recreation areas offer residents many ways of enjoying the views and relaxing privately or with friends.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe development will be made up of terrace homes of two and three storeys, each with three bedrooms, a master ensuite and study nook.Selected terrace homes will have their own roof deck and all terrace homes will have courtyards and multiple outdoor balcony areas, to take advantage of a range of vistas. $50 million TriBeCa Terraces at Bulimba are getting ready to bring luxury freehold terrace living to the inner-city market.PREMIUM terrace homes on their own freehold title are about to be launched in Bulimba as a new $50 million residential project gets underway.Brisbane-based family company Di Carlo Property Group is behind the new TriBeCa Terraces, 53 spacious terrace homes inspired by New York’s premium urban neighbourhood of TriBeCa.Group director Josh Di Carlo said they had noticed the Bulimba area had matured in recent years as a choice for lifestyle buyers and TriBeCa was a premium product that would fill the void.“We wanted to create a new style of home that both stands out from the crowd and comfortably blends with the character of the area,” he said. TriBeCa Terraces at Bulimba is offering New York chic in the inner-city.A former army barracks site that dates back to the 1940s wartime era, it is an easy walk to the riverfront precinct of the Bulimba Army Barracks, which is currently subject to a new master plan by the Brisbane City Council. Di Carlo Property Group has delivered a suite of successful residential projects in Brisbane’s inner east, including Ebony and Ivory at Coorparoo and Element Bulimba.“Bulimba is a market we know really well,” Mr Di Carlo said. “Our family has lived and worked here for more than a generation, so we’re already converts to the lifestyle that Bulimba offers.”center_img TriBeCa Terraces at Bulimba offers a range of beautiful vistas.“We’ve designed TriBeCa Terraces to stand out from what is currently being offered in the market,” Mr Di Carlo said.“Each terrace will have freehold title, which brings with it all the advantages of owning your own home.” The homes will have double-car garages plus parking space for guests. Residents will also have access to a range of lifestyle facilities including storage for bicycles and two recreation areas. These include a luxury swimming pool, outdoor entertaining areas and extensive landscaping for exercise and relaxation purposes.The Terraces are set to be developed on a 6827sq m site with frontages to Banya Street and Johnston Street, just a short walk to Bulimba’s retail hub and along the river to the Apollo Road Ferry Terminal.last_img read more

Denmark buys last circus elephants so they can retire

first_imgThe Danish government is planning to introduce a total ban on wild animals in circuses later this year. Earlier this year, a circus in Germany became the first in the world to use holograms instead of real animals in its acts. (BBC.CO) Elephants like these at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival have been used as performers for hundreds of years, but it is becoming much less common as many more countries opt to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. GETTY IMAGES In May 2019, the UK government announced a new law to ban travelling circuses from using wild animals, with MP Michael Gove saying “Travelling circuses are no place for wild animals in the 21st Century.” The elephants, who are called Ramboline, Lara, Djunga and Jenny, are the last four circus elephants in the country. The elephants are called Ramboline, Lara, Djunga and Jenny. GETTY IMAGEScenter_img They also said they are not yet sure where the elephants will live but anyone who have a suitable space should make themselves known. It was decided at a big wildlife conference in August that baby African elephants will no longer be taken from the wild in order to be sold to zoos and circuses. The government in Denmark has bought four elephants from Danish circuses in order to give them a proper retirement. The government is paying 11 million Danish krone – about £1.3 million – for the animals.last_img read more

From hunter to hunted? ‘Duterte doesn’t want Jovie harmed’

first_imgThe police official believed he mayhave ruffled the feathers of some politicians in his assiduous campaign againstillegal drugs. By ADRIAN STEWART CO and RUBYSILUBRICOMANILA – Malacañang assured controversial Police Lieutenant Colonel JovieEspenido that President Rodrigo Duterte won’t allow him to get harmed outsideof legal processes. In 2017 as Ozamiz City police chief,Espenido raided the house of drug suspect Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog who died ina shootout that ensued. The other day Panelo said, “It’s notunexpected that there may be some flaws in intelligence gathering. Thathappens. Sometimes they’re even intentional. You’re being fed with the wronginfo coming from those who are against a particular police officer.” “If that is Colonel Espenido’s fear,we cannot stop him (from feeling) such. He must have some reasons,” Panelo saidin a media briefing yesterday.He then said, “Espenido can request [for protection] just like any othercitizen.” But Duterte won’t allow harm to comethe police official’s way, stressed Panelo. In 2016, he was the chief of police inAlbuera, Leyte when then mayor Ronaldo Espinosa, detained as a drug suspect,was shot dead inside the sub-provincial jail in Baybay City, Leyte. Espenidoshowed up at the PRO-6 yesterday, a day after blasting “influentialpoliticians” during a press conference at the BCPO on Wednesday. ‘BAKITAKO?’ In Iloilo City’s Camp Delgado, theheadquarters of the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6), Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, WesternVisayas police director, said Espenido has already been “adjudicated” in theregional level. He,however, said the “final adjudication” will come from the national policeheadquarters. Pamuspusansaid Espenido has been ordered to return to the PRO-6 but without a specificassignment, thus the official was placed under the RegionalPersonnel Accounting Unit. President Rodrigo Duterte and Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido “Wala naman tayong reliableinformation or validated report that he is involved in illegal drugs, so he wascleared,” said Pamuspusan. center_img Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Espenido “must have some reasons” for fearing for his life due tohis inclusion in the government’s drug watch list. “Why are you resorting to characterassassination? Nagpapakita lang ba nakayo ay guilty?” Espenido asked. “(Espenido) could have been singledout. The President says it’s black propaganda. Definitely marami talaga siyang nasagasaan kaya napag-initan ng mga involved,”said Panelo. Panelo reiterated that PresidentDuterte believes Espenido is “clean” of any drug links and the allegationsagainst the police officer were “untrue” and nothing but “black propaganda.” On Feb. 7, he was removed as deputydirector for operations of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO). Just this Feb. 7 Espenido was recalledfrom his assignment in Bacolod City after his name was included in the latestdrug list of the President. Espenido accused unnamed “influentialpoliticians” for scheming to include his name in the government’s list ofpolicemen with alleged links to illegal drugs. But overall, the Presidentialspokesperson said, Duterte’s drug list remains credible. Espenido made a name for himself afterleading operations against illegal drug suspects. “Bakitako? Bakit natabo sa akin (ito),” lamentedEspenido. “Hindi man ako politician. Dapat tigilan na ang pag-accuse sa akin.”/PN Espenido, listed among 357 policemenin Duterte’s drug watch list, said in a press conference on Wednesday inBacolod City that the “government” could go after him and kill him. CLEAREDALREADY?last_img read more