Shelly Burch & More Tapped for In the Secret Sea

first_img Broadway vet Shelly Burch and more have boarded the cast for the previously reported In The Secret Sea off-Broadway. Directed by Martin Charnin, Cate Ryan’s new American play is scheduled to run April 15 through May 21. Opening night is set for April 21 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.Joining Burch (Nine) as Audrey in the company will be Paul Carlin (Temporal Powers) as Gil, Malachy Cleary (The Field) as Jack, Glynnis O’Connor (Our Town) as Joyce, and Adam Petherbridge (Da) as Kenny.In the play, a newly married couple and their parents confront a life and death decision. The outcome will change all of their lives forever. In the Secret Sea Related Shows Shelly Burchcenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 21, 2016last_img read more

State Congress

first_imgForty-eight Georgia 4-H’ers earned the coveted title of Master 4-H’er this week at the 71st annual 4-H State Congress held July 23-26 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.The students competed and won first place in regional competitions to earn the right to travel to Atlanta for the state competition.There, the students competed in a variety of categories ranging from communications to companion animal science to photography to public speaking. Each gave a 12-minute presentation before expert judges and prepared portfolios detailing their research, leadership and service projects.“Georgia 4-H held the first boys corn contest in 1905 and after 109 years of Georgia 4-H, young people are still developing life skills that will prepare them to be productive and contributing citizens of tomorrow’s workforce,” said Arch Smith, state leader of the Georgia 4-H program. “No one showed off their prize ears of corn, but all of the students demonstrated their project accomplishments and skills in areas like communications, science, performing arts, public speaking, family and consumer science and agriculture,” he said. “Being around this group of young people will reassure you that the future of our state and nation will be in good hands.”When asked, the majority of this year’s winners said 4-H helped them gain confidence and public speaking skills.“When I first joined, I was terrified at the thought of giving a speech. I was encouraged by my awesome 4-H leaders and I presented a speech,” said Jordan Haney, 15, of Dawsonville. “It wasn’t so bad. So I continued to do speeches for my homeschool 4-H meetings. Then I began writing presentations for DPA. Through this I became almost unafraid of giving a presentation. I am now able to present a speech well.”Eight-year 4-H’er Wesley Jackson, 17, of Wrightsville was especially afraid of speaking in public. “I stutter, and if it wasn’t for district project achievement, I would not have the nerve to even stand up and speak to anyone. I have gained so much confidence from doing something so simple as presenting a speech,” he said. “I do not let this condition hold me down by any means, but if I never would of started competing through 4-H, maybe I would not be as outgoing because of my stuttering.”Kayla Jenkins, a six-year 4-H’er from Ludowici, says she has gained self-confidence. “I have met many new people and made life long friends through 4-H,” she said. “There is so many benefits to being in 4-H but I think the biggest is learning that I can be who I want to be, and it’s ok.”Georgia 4-H’ers also complete service projects in their communities. Melissa Maynard, 18, of Summerville coordinated a prom dress drive and donated more than 90 dresses to teenage girls in her county. “I learned marketing skills and how to collaborate with others to accomplish a successful event,” she said. “And, I was proud to help the girls who were in need of a dress, who otherwise may not have been able to attend the prom.”Emily Kate Bridges, 16, of Lexington volunteers with search and rescue operations in Oglethorpe County. “I often take food and water to emergency calls for fires as the firemen need rehab from the intense work fires require,” she said. In 2012, she helped feed more than 400 searchers and assist with a search for a missing elderly man. Seventeen-year-old Anthony Catanzariti’s project reached far beyond his Glennville community. He led fundraiser to buy mosquito nets for children in Mali to reduce their risks of contracting malaria. “Through this I learned that there are people who without our help would have most certainly suffered, but knowing we helped them has instilled me with a sense of purpose and a desire to help others,” he said.This year’s Georgia 4-H winners, projects and donors, listed by their home counties are:BACONMadison Carter won the companion animal category sponsored by William and Edna Sell. She is the daughter of Gerald and Cynthia Carter of Alma.BALDWINMaya Mapp won the textiles, merchandising and interiors category sponsored by The Daniel Ashley and Irene Houston Jewell Memorial Foundation. BARTOWDanielle Drexler won the target sports category sponsored by the family of Col. James “Jim” Boddie and the Callaway Foundation. Thomas Gilbert won the performing arts-general category sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia. BIBBSamaria Spencer won the dog care and training category sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. She is the daughter of Sheila Spencer of Macon.BUTTSEmily Barnes won the fashion revue category sponsored by the Georgia Master 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Jerry and Jane Barnes of Jackson.CAMDENJessica Davenport won the sports category sponsored by Clover Glove Race Series. CHARLTONAshley Thigpen won the general recreation category sponsored by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association, Inc. She is the daughter of Terry and Kerry Thigpen of Folkston.CHATHAMCandicee Childs won the conservation and natural resources category sponsored by Sara Godwin. She is the daughter of Darren and Tina Childs from Savannah. Peyton West won the photography category sponsored by Georgia Magazine. She is the daughter of Rodney and Patricia West of Bloomingdale.CHATTOOGA Melissa Maynard won the dairy and milk science category sponsored by Angela Broder Nemeth, Henry and Judy Hibbs and the family of Frances McKissick in memory of Bobby Gene McKissick. She is the daughter of Mitch and Kathy Maynard of Summerville.CLARKE Veronika Rzucidlo won the performing arts-dance category sponsored by Burley and Connie Page. She is the daughter of Dorota and Jacek Rzucidlo of Athens.COLUMBIARachel Luoma won the health category sponsored by Dr. Greg L. Jones. She is the daughter of Keith and Linda Luoma of Martinez.CRISPHanna Dunnavant won the forestry, wood science category sponsored by Bill Lott, Paulding Timber Products, Inc. and the Georgia 4-H Foundation. She is the daughter of Mickey and Janann Dunnavant of Cordele. Dowdy White won the computers category sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation, Georgia Power and AT&T. He is the son of Billy and Gwen White of Cordele.ELBERTGrace Webb won the sheep and meat goats category sponsored by Jim and Renee Williamson. She is the daughter of Scott and Robin Webb of Bowman.EMANUEL Christopher Rios won the family resource management category sponsored by the Sara L. Huff Fund. Brandon Page won the plant and soil science category sponsored by the Georgia Plant Food Educational Society, Inc. EVANSSara McCorkle won the workforce preparation and career development category sponsored by Emerson Climate Technologies. FANNINSarah Allen won the food fast and fit category sponsored by the M.K. “Curly” Cook family in memory of Sandra B. Cook. She is the daughter of Joe and Frances Allen of Blue Ridge.FORSYTHJordan Haney won the wildlife and marine science category sponsored by Sara Godwin. He is the son of Jeff Haney and Debbie Haney of Dawsonville. Rosie Reeves won the arts and crafts category sponsored by Marian Fisher, the Georgia 4-H Foundation and Ted and Gerrye Jenkins. GORDONAnneke Carr won the veterinary science category sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. She is the daughter of Billy and Annemarie Carr of Calhoun. Madison Smith won the performing arts-vocal category sponsored by Dr. Frank Carter. HALLRobbie Sheppard won the outdoor recreation category sponsored by The Athens Six. JEFF DAVISOakley Perry won the fruits, vegetables and nuts category sponsored by the Meadows-Knox Family Fund. He is the son of Jennifer White of Hazelhurst.JOHNSONBrett Allen won the festive foods for health category sponsored by Public Super Markets Charities Inc. Wesley Jackson won the physical, biological and Earth sciences category sponsored by Georgia Electric Membership Corporation. He is the son of Bill Johnson and Kim Johnson of Wrightsville.LIBERTYDonnie Pulliam won the human development category sponsored by the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents. He is the son of Donnie Pulliam and Monica Robertson of Aberdeen, Miss.LONGKayla Jenkins won the food fare category sponsored by the Georgia Development Authority. She is the daughter of Emily Singleton of Ludowici.LOWNDES Camilla Summerford won the environmental science category sponsored by the Georgia Cooperative Council, Inc. She is the daughter of Doug and Kathy Summerford of Valdosta.MORGANClaire Woodard won the beef category sponsored by Jim and Renee Williamson. She is the daughter of James and Janet Woodard of Madison.NEWTONWill Holder won the power and energy category sponsored by Mike and Karen Garrett. He is the son of Jesse and Joan Holder of Covington.OCONEEJared Daniel won the pork production category sponsored by the Georgia Pork Producers Association and Arch Smith. He is the son of Michael and Elyse Daniel of Watkinsville. Laura Huff won the communications category sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Volunteer Kelly Huff and Rita Huff of Watkinsville. Brooks Saye won the history category sponsored by Beth Scott-Brown in honor of John Darius Miller Scott and in memory of Darius Miller, the Georgia 4-H Foundation in honor of Keri Gandy, 2012 Rising Star and Bo Ryles. PAULDING Lizz Dennis won the flowers, shrubs and lawns category sponsored by the Georgia Development Authority. RABUNBryce Shackleford won the performing arts-other category sponsored by Greg and Becky Price. He is the son of Shonda Justus of Rabun County.RANDOLPHKarissa Peachey won the food safety and preservation category sponsored by Gary and Rhonda Kaye. She is the daughter of Mark and Marlene Peachey of Doerun.ROCKDALETiffani Alexander won the entomology category sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Entomology Department and the Georgia Pest Control Association. She is the daughter of O’Neal and Inetta Alexander of Covington.TATTNALLLeeanne DuBois won the safety category sponsored by Greg and Karol Gaines. She is the daughter of John and Joy DuBois of Glennville. Darius Johnson won the dairy foods category sponsored by Earl and Wanda Barrs, the Georgia Ag Tag and the Georgia 4-H Foundation. He is the son of Regina Johnson of Glennville.TIFTSara Johnson won the international category sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation and Mrs. Eleanor I. Smith. She is the daughter of Carroll and June Johnson of Tifton.TURNERHayley Schofill won the housing equipment and environment category sponsored by Bucky and Shelley Cook. UNIONKatie Rittenhouse won the public speaking category sponsored by AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Farm Credit Associations of Georgia, Kaleb S. McMichen and Cydcor USA, Inc. She is the daughter of Kerry and Julie Rittenhouse of Blairsville.WALTONLana Goitia won the horse category sponsored by the Georgia Ag Tag and the Georgia 4-H Foundation. She is the daughter of Steven and Jaymie Goitia of Bold Springs. Jacob Mappes won the performing arts-piano category sponsored by the 4-H Piano Players. He is the son of Scott and Beth Mappes of Monroe. WASHINGTONTineke van Loenen won the poultry and egg science category sponsored by the Georgia Poultry Federation. She is the daughter of Paul and Lorei van Loenen of Sandersville.To learn more about Georgia 4-H, visit www.georgia4h.org.last_img read more

Asian Development Bank pledges $1 billion through 2021 for Pacific renewables projects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Smart Energy International:The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest over $1 billion worth of energy projects in the Pacific from 2019 to 2021 to increase renewable energy generation and improve access to affordable and sustainable electricity in the subregion.ADB’s Pacific Energy Update 2019 details how the bank is helping its Pacific developing member countries undertake a structural shift away from fossil fuel-based energy sources and towards renewables. The report provides a country-by-country snapshot of energy needs and opportunities, and profiles how 29 ADB-supported projects are enabling governments, communities, and the private sector improve energy security, lower the cost of power, and reduce carbon emissions.“Between 2007 and 2018, ADB-financed projects in the Pacific installed 62 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generation capacity, constructed or refurbished 1,600 kilometres of power lines, and connected 10,000 households to electricity grids,” said ADB Pacific Department Energy Division Director Mr. Olly Norojono. “Over 2019 to 2021, we are building on these achievements by helping install new sources of renewable power, improve supply-side efficiency, and integrate battery storage. We are also providing support to better manage and regulate countries’ energy sectors.”The report highlights that many Pacific countries are implementing plans to run on 100% renewables, with the transition to cleaner, more efficient power reducing dependency on imported fossil fuels, increasing access to affordable and reliable electricity, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.ADB is helping Pacific countries make this transition by providing finance and direct technical assistance. Projects financed by ADB are developing solar, wind, and hydropower facilities; installing battery storage technology; and improving or extending transmission lines. Technical assistance provided by ADB, meanwhile, is helping utilities operate more efficiently through legal, policy, regulatory, and institutional reforms, as well as improving financial management and corporate governance.[Nicholas Nhede]More: $1 billion ADB funding to accelerate energy transition in the Pacific Asian Development Bank pledges $1 billion through 2021 for Pacific renewables projectslast_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Big Wave Edition

first_imgWe know it’s cold out there right now, but if you’re wishing away the winter weather, we’ve got a reminder for you about what could be a..err..downside of summer. This week’s Trauma Tuesday features some big wipeouts on big waves. Surfing is a high-octane balance of talent, elegance, and luck. When executed properly, riding a wave is a surge of sensory emotions and thrills. When you miss footing or cut too hard, though, you can be sent into a barreling, body-contorting wipeout. We’ll start off with a little inspiration, and a little reality check. Here, for your Tuesday entertainment, the big wave edition: when surfers thrive, and when they FAIL.last_img read more

Bernie Sanders on credit unions: Feeling the Bern with millennials

first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details (NOTE: Much like my last article on Donald Trump for Credit Unions, this is not an endorsement, nor is it even a political discussion. I’m simply looking at candidates and campaigns from a marketing stand point and slicing out the lessons we can learn from.)Millennials is the buzzword in every blog, article, and conference presentation in recent memory. “How can your credit union capture the attention of Millennials?” is the question on everyone’s mind. Despite the articles, blogs, presentations, and ideas, there aren’t too many credit unions that have been very successful with this challenge.How about we take a look outside to one brand that HAS been successful at getting the attention and support of Millennials? Who would that be? That would be the campaign of Bernie Sanders.According to a recent Reuters tracking poll, Sanders is leading Clinton 75 to 17 percent among voters under 30. Just months ago, at the beginning of 2016, the two candidates were tied among Millennials, each receiving 47 percent support from young voters. So how did Sanders, the oldest candidate in the race, grow to be so popular among the youngest voters?In a recent Washington Post article, a couple in their late 20’s who together hold just over $100,000 in college debt articulated why they support Sanders: “I can’t foresee a future where we’re going to buy a house. It’ll be 10 to 15 years. By that time, we’ll be too old to have children. I don’t know how people afford to have children these days. We’re exactly the kind of people who should be looking at a middle-class lifestyle.”Sanders’ message seems to resonate with this generation – the ones who grew up in the recession watching their parents struggle, and who are now nervous about their own futures. They are graduating from college with unthinkable debt. The uncertainties of finding a job as well as being able to afford comfortable housing are constant concerns. They have little faith in the government and other institutions they thought they could depend on (like banks). What part of Sanders’ message is grabbing the attention of young voters? “His idealism and authenticity – and his unvarnished take on their everyday realities,” said one young supporter.Politics aside, there’s much your credit union can learn from the Sanders campaign.Don’t act your age: Many credit unions are about the same age as Sanders, yet are considered “old and crusty” by the same generation that Sanders appeals to. This is also the same generation so many credit unions claim to want to serve. So what? Hillary Clinton doesn’t preach radical change. Barack Obama did. Bernie Sanders does. Millennials like that. You don’t need to get snared up in politics, but it’s time that your credit union takes on some radical changes to meet Millennials (and every consumer) where they are, not where is convenient for your operations.Be authentic: Sanders comes from modest means, and can speak about radical change based on his own experience. Those who are struggling financially can relate to him because of his authenticity. Who does your marketing serve? Are you taking the time to understand those you want to reach? Do you create a message and a brand that truly relates to that group? Or are you keeping your message generic to try and serve anyone that walks through your door? In trying to please everyone, you cannot please anyone.You have an audience: Sanders message is purely economic, based on the financial struggles of Americans. Hmmm, sounds like a message that a few people reading this article could help with. Based on research and interviews with young voters, they care deeply about the economy and how is affecting them. Again, politics aside, but your credit union has the ability to appeal to Millennials based on a message of financial hope. Instead of pushing products, services, and rates in your marketing, find out what financial struggles consumers are facing and craft your message around the solution you can provide.Done properly, not only could you appeal to the generation so viciously sought after by many brands, but you could create a passionate movement of people who believe you truly can help them and who will carry your message of financial hope to their friends. Considering that 9 out of 10 decisions about finances are made through personal recommendations of friends or family, that’s a not too shabby word of mouth marketing plan that requires very little budget.last_img read more

Mortgage demand from homebuyers drops to lowest level in 6 months

first_img“The purchase market continued its recent slump, with the index decreasing for the sixth time in seven weeks to its lowest level since May 2020,” said Joel Kan, an MBA economist. “Inadequate housing supply is putting upward pressure on home prices and is impacting affordability — especially for first-time buyers and lower-income buyers.”Loan amounts have been reaching new highs in the last several weeks due to skyrocketing home prices and comparatively stronger activity on the upper end of the market. Low rates are no longer offsetting these higher prices; in fact they are partially causing them.The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($510,400 or less) decreased to a survey low of 2.98% from 3.01%, with points decreasing to 0.35 from  0.38 (including the origination fee) for loans with a 20% down payment. That rate was more than a full percentage point higher than a year earlier.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Low rates did help demand for refinances, which rose 1% for the week and were 67% higher annually. That is the highest level since August.Refinance demand may already be under pressure, however, as mortgage rates bounced decidedly higher since news organizations called the presidential election for Joe Biden. The average on the 30-year fixed is up 12 basis points since Friday, according to Mortgage News Daily, which monitors rates daily.“This leaves rates in territory that’s still great by historical standards, but the sharp nature of the move raises questions about where we go from here,” said Matthew Graham, chief operating officer at Mortgage News Daily. “For the time being, traders are being cautious when it comes to the bond market.  That means the average mortgage rate follower should be cautious as well.” An “Open House” sign is displayed in the front yard of a home for sale in Columbus, Ohio.Ty Wright | Bloomberg via Getty Imagescenter_img – Advertisement – Another record low interest rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage last week did not help drag homebuyers out of their recent slump. Declining demand from buyers caused mortgage application volume to fall 0.5% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index.  Mortgage applications to purchase a home fell 3% for the week and were 16% higher than a year ago. The annual comparison is now shrinking steadily.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pertamina Hospital in Jakarta to handle coronavirus patients, laboratory tests

first_imgState-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina is preparing the Pertamina Jaya Hospital (RSPJ) in Central Jakarta to serve as a referral hospital for COVID-19 patients, with a laboratory for the novel coronavirus tests.The hospital, located in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta, is expected to be able to test over 1,400 samples per day, State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Erick Thohir said in a statement on Monday.“COVID-19 testing is very important. The machine to process COVID-19 test results will be ready to use this week,” Erick said. Pertamina hospitals operator PT Pertamina Bina Medika’s (Pertamedika) president director, Fathema Djan Rachmat, said the hospital was revamping its intensive care units, medical laboratory, radiology rooms, emergency rooms and other supporting facilities to meet the requirement to handle patients with COVID-19.Following three weeks of preparation since March 11, the hospital is expected to provide a total of 65 isolation rooms once it begins operation on Friday.Pertamina is set to employ some 700 medical workers to serve both at the hospital and another emergency hospital to be developed at the Patra Jasa Hotel, also located in Cempaka Putih, said the company’s director of human resources, Koeshartanto.The company plans to provide 52 bedrooms at the hotel for medical staff accommodation and 90 modular beds for patients.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently urged the Health Ministry and the national COVID-19 task force to improve and speed up the country’s testing capacity, especially using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method — which involves swabbing a person’s nose and throat to detect whether they have contracted the virus.The government, having tested at least 14,354 samples, announced on Tuesday that the country’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases had reached 2,738, with 221 fatalities. A total of 204 people have so far recovered from the disease.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesia to administer more PCR tests, acknowledges some rapid tests ‘ineffective’Pertamina Jaya Hospital joins 64 other state-owned hospitals in supporting the government in its containment efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak. The SOEs Ministry is preparing such hospitals to increase the government’s healthcare capacity ahead of the anticipated peak of coronavirus cases in the country.last_img read more

Macron braces for setback in French local polls

first_imgFrench people went to the polls wearing face masks Sunday for the final round of municipal elections expected to yield a low voter turnout and a rebuke for the party of President Emmanuel Macron.The opening round was held amid high contagion anxiety on March 15 just as the COVID-19 epidemic was gaining deadly momentum, but the second phase, scheduled for March 22, was put off after France went into lockdown.Despite a record abstention rate of 55 percent, the first round yielded a decisive outcome in some 85 percent, or 30,000, French communes. Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo is forecast to hold on to the capital in Sunday’s vote.With a death toll approaching 30,000, France has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.The country went into lockdown on March 17 — two days after the first election round.Most restrictions have now been eased, but there is widespread anger at the government over shortages of protective equipment, including face masks, in the early stages of the pandemic.During the outbreak, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe — an unshowy technocratic — saw his popularity rise to a level higher than that of Macron, who critics say is a president of the rich, out of touch with ordinary peopleParis is buzzing with speculation that a poor showing by the LREM Sunday could see Macron announce a major cabinet reshuffle, possibly axing Philippe, who campaigned to be mayor of the Normandy port city of Le Havre.Holding two executive posts is allowed under French law.”Although Macron has done a pretty good job of managing COVID-19, he has not been rewarded by his public,” said Mujtaba Rahman, Europe managing director for the Eurasia Group risk consultancy.”A new prime minister, probably further to the left, would allow Macron to claim he is delivering on his promise to ensure the ‘second act’ of his presidency takes note of failings revealed by his handling of the COVID-19 crisis.”With 22 months to go to the next presidential election, “Macron is also tempted to make the change because of Philippe’s soaring popularity,” Rahman said.Macron’s main challenger at a national level is far-right leader Marine Le Pen of the National Rally (RN).A poll by Harris Interactive Epoka on Friday showed that 44 percent of respondents had a favourable opinion of Macron but 51 percent were positive on Philippe, a jump of 13 points for the premier in a few months.”There will not be any significant conquests for LREM,” said Emmanuel Riviere, a pollster with the Kantar Centre on the Future of Europe.”This will deprive the ruling party of a territorial anchor that it could have depended on in future elections,” he said. Despite an abysmal performance in the last presidential elections, France’s Socialists are expected to keep key regional centres, including Paris, where three women are vying for the top job.There will also be close attention on the green Europe Ecology – The Greens (EELV) party, which has its eye on the Alpine hub of Grenoble as well as Strasbourg and Lyon.In Marseille, leftist Michele Rubirola hopes to cause a sensation by taking France’s second city from the right after a quarter of a century of control.For Le Pen’s RN, the big prize would be the southeastern city of Perpignan, which could become the stage for the first far-right takeover of a city of more than 100,000 inhabitants since Toulon in 1995. The only region of France where the vote is not taking place is the overseas territory of Guiana in South America, where the pandemic is still deemed too active to proceed with the vote.Topics : This means political power remains up for grabs Sunday in about 5,000 undecided municipal councils including the key centers of Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, and Strasbourg.Some 16.5 million people are registered to cast a ballot, with those turning out required to wear a face mask and urged to bring their own pens to minimise coronavirus contagion risk.Analysts expect the election will confirm that Macron’s centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party — founded by the president ahead of his 2017 election win — has failed to gain a strong foothold at local level.The party made lackluster showings in March  — notably in Paris where Macron’s candidate, former health minister Agnes Buzyn, came third.last_img read more

Five homes for the cost of one

first_imgThe 14m by 14m barn can be converted for rustic country-style wedding parties.A further possibility, given the already-available accommodation offering, was to play host to country weddings. The property has a small chapel by the water and a large 14m by 14m barn that could be converted for wedding receptions.Then there are the fenced paddocks that could be rented out to farmers for large animal agistment. Income stream 4: The 5.43 hectare site could also allow for large animal agistment. MORE: Bargain: ‘Buy it before the bank does’ MORE: Darren Palmer reveals the colour of 2019 and design trends MORE: Misled Compound with motocross track hits the market MORE: Karmichael Hunt lists Brisbane home Income stream 2: Pursuing up to RV sites for short stay tourism. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoIt has a massive 1 hectare dam which was currently used for irrigation and lake-style “water activities and relaxation”.Another income stream has been explored with preliminary approval for 50 recreational vehicle (RV) sites to capitalise on short stay tourism in the region. Income stream 3: The owners have considered using the tiny chapel “Our Lady of the Lake” for small private weddings.center_img The large site from the air.Or if you really don’t want to side hustle yet, the property was “perfect” for joint occupancy with extended family members, he said, with more than enough land to also have “cows, chooks and gardens”. The main house has two bedrooms, with each of the three one-bedroom cottages offered furnished and the property also has a separate one bedroom unit that was “currently used by overseas owners during home visits”.The cottages were currently fetching an average $220 a week in rental, according to Mr Dwyer, with the main home averaging $370. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 320-342 Neptune Street, Maryborough, is a sprawling 5.43 ha property with multiple possible sources of income. This home is a masterclass in how to side hustle like a champion — with a main house, three cottages, council approval to build more, and four possible streams of income.The sprawling 5.43 hectare property at 20-342 Neptune Street, Maryborough, currently has six bedrooms spread across five homes with six bathrooms and parking for seven vehicles.Agent Nigel Dwyer of Sprake Real Estate Maryborough listed it at $695,000, describing it as one that could have “income to support your retirement or tree change lifestyle”.“Occupy the main residence and improve the property further to prosper or just enjoy the simple lifestyle it presents currently with the bonus of a secure passive income received with rental of the three cottages and main residence.” Income stream one: The cottages are rented out at around $220 a week.last_img read more

George Ford’s golden boot helps Bath to Champions Cup victory over Leinster

first_img Ford sent an early reminder to new England head coach Eddie Jones of his quality by booting 14 points – three penalties, a conversion and a drop-goal – as Bath also collected a second-half penalty try. Ireland star Johnny Sexton kicked 11 points for Leinster, including the conversion of substitute back-row forward Josh van der Flier’s late try, but Bath had done enough. They now face home and away European appointments with Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps next month, and while they will be disappointed after failing to convert many of their chances into points, it was still a key win. Bath’s Wales international lock Dominic Day was ruled out due to appendicitis, so Stuart Hooper featured in the starting line-up and captained a side that opened its Champions Cup campaign after last Sunday’s scheduled opener in Toulon was postponed following the Paris terror attacks. Leinster head coach Leo Cullen reacted to the Wasps defeat by changing more than half his starting line-up, and Bath made all the early running, with wing Semesa Rokoduguni leading a promising early break deep into opposition territory. But when Hooper infringed at an eighth-minute ruck, Sexton kicked Leinster ahead with ease from 40 metres, only for Ford to land an equalising penalty and then kick a drop-goal six minutes later as Bath looked to make their possession monopoly count. Leinster had not been in the game as an attacking force, and they were fortunate not to fall further behind seven minutes before the break when impressive Bath wing Matt Banahan ran strongly from just inside Leinster’s half. Banahan’s power ensured that Bath got behind the Leinster defence, yet after centre Kyle Eastmond shipped out possession, a Banahan knock-on as he delivered a scoring pass to an unmarked Hooper meant that Leinster escaped. Press Association England fly-half George Ford ensured that Bath launched their European Champions Cup campaign in winning fashion at the Recreation Ground – but Irish heavyweights Leinster are lurching towards an early exit. The visitors enjoyed their best spell as half-time approached, but they could not add to Sexton’s early penalty and Bath trooped off with a 6-3 interval lead that should have been considerably more, given the amount of ball they had. Ford launched the second period by making a slashing midfield break, yet the fact it ultimately came to nothing summed up an opening 45 minutes when Bath’s intent was not matched by deed. Ford and Sexton then exchanged penalties in quick succession as Bath moved 9-6 ahead, and that was the cue for Cullen to change both his props, with Jack McGrath replacing Cian Healy and Martin Moore taking from Mike Ross. Sexton completed his penalty hat-trick to tie the scoreline, but Bath’s forwards had started to enjoy a clear upper hand, which was underlined when referee Jerome Garces awarded them a 62nd-minute penalty try. Leinster could not cope with Bath pressure from a set-scrum near their own line, and Garces’ patience ran out following a second reset scrum, with Ford’s conversion opening up a seven-point advantage. But Leinster fought back impressively, and a flowing attack ended in Van der Flier touching down, with Sexton adding the extras to again level things up. It ensured a frantic final 10 minutes launched by Sexton missing a penalty from just inside his own half, but Ford came up trumps with just four minutes remaining and Leinster were left with just a losing bonus point for their efforts. Leinster, crushed 33-6 at home by Pool Five opponents Wasps last Sunday, have now lost their opening two games of a European campaign for the first time since 1996 as Bath triumphed 19-16. And with Champions Cup holders Toulon also in the toughest group of this season’s tournament, Leinster are already struggling to progress, even if it took a 76th-minute Ford penalty to deny them a draw. last_img read more