Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Do you recognize this man?Nassau County police are asking for the public’s help with identifying a man who was found dead in Westbury eight months ago.Missing Persons Squad detectives released a photo Friday of the unidentified man in the hope that someone will recognize him.The man was described as 5-feet, 10-inches tall, 133 pounds with blue eyes, a white mustache and was wearing a yellow Polo shirt with the initials “MHP.”A police spokesman said detectives “have exhausted all leads in identifying this individual.”He was found at 2:10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at 1196 Prospect Ave., police said.Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who may know the identity of this person or any family members, to call our toll free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8477) or any member of the Nassau County Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347.
The experience gives history buffs like Binghamton local, Mike Roseboom a taste of the real thing in real time. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — After the departure of organist Jim Ford in December, a familiar face was behind the organ at the Broome County Forum on Sunday. “I think if people want a glimpse into the past and what the movie industry and the way movies used to be years ago this is an ideal situation,” he said. James says Sunday’s showing of the 1927 silent movie, Love is intended to be exactly like seeing the movie at the time of it’s release. “I was the first person to play this organ in 1978 I’m the guy they brought in, I was 28 years old,” said theater organist Dennis James. It also gives the forum the opportunity to raise the money needed to make sure the organ is around for another century. James says he will be accompanying the Forum’s silent film showings moving forward. “We need to get people in the audience to come to the shows so that we can have funding to keep the organ running,” said Nancy Wildoner, Vice President of the Binghamton Theater Organ Society. “This is the closest you can get to time travel,” he said “It’s all the same there’s no difference.”
Sarajevo wants to bring as many tourists from Croatia, and especially from Dalmatia, to its Advent, and additionally position itself on our market and in the region. On that occasion, the City of Sarajevo and the Tourist Board of Sarajevo Canton presented the program “Sarajevo New Year’s Center of the Region” in Dubrovnik and Split.In Dubrovnik, they met with the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, to discuss the successful cooperation between the cities of Dubrovnik and Sarajevo, as well as the possibilities and areas in which it can be intensified.A common vision of cooperation through tourist promotion of the destination in both cities was agreed, and it was agreed to open info-tourist points in Sarajevo and Dubrovnik, with the support of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik and the Tourist Board of Sarajevo Canton. Speaking about the presentation of the New Year’s program, the Mayor of Sarajevo, Mr. Skaka, pointed out that there are centuries-old and strong ties between the two cities and that it was natural for him to come to Dubrovnik and invite Dubrovnik residents to join the best New Year’s celebration in the region. “We know that more than a hundred thousand people come to Sarajevo on New Year’s Eve and that these are records in the region. We also organized an open-air reception and we had 15. We expect that number to be even higher. This is a great opportunity to strengthen our friendship and improve cooperation in the exchange of experiences and mutual support.”, Stated Mayor Franković.The upcoming 5th Dubrovnik Winter Festival will be presented in return in Sarajevo on December 8, with an emphasis on the 2019 welcome program on Stradun with Nina Badrić and Toni Cetinski. The City of Dubrovnik and the City of Sarajevo have been nurturing and developing friendly relations for many years, and they signed a charter on mutual cooperation in 2007.By the way, representatives of the City of Sarajevo and the Tourist Board of Sarajevo Canton held press conferences in eight regional centers: Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Skopje, Podgorica, Novi Pazar, as well as Dubrovnik and Split. This way of presenting Sarajevo and the New Year’s program attracted a lot of media attention and proved to be completely justified, and it is another proof that the market should fight and be proactive, and not wait for a miracle, because nothing will happen by itself.For the past two years, the City of Sarajevo has organized an open-air New Year’s celebration with performances by Dino Merlin and Zdravko Colic. The three-day outdoor parties were attended by up to 100.000 visitors from the region and across Europe.
Open communication and argumentation is always key, especially in crisis situations, as shown by the moment covid19 crisis. Although at the beginning there was a lot of noise in communication and delayed reactions, in the end they sat down open at the table and concrete solutions were found. This is the time for a fresh start, so if not by now, I hope we will get something positive out of this crisis. Only through dialogue, open and reasoned discussion and cooperation between the public and private sectors can we move forward. Logically and fairly, as it should have been right at the start. An interesting case, how it took unnecessarily months of discussion, lobbying and ultimately a negative narrative, to get them involved in the Cro card project. Another proof of how important an open and argumentative discussion with the profession, ie the public and private sector, is before making any laws or decisions. It’s all in the communication. Admittedly, there were certain discussions on the topic of Cro cards, quite closed in my opinion, but there was no hearing and openness to argumentative criticism and real discussion, and I can personally confirm this because I was present at one of them. Because if it were, proposals to include charterers, private accommodation and travel agencies would surely be accepted right from the start. For example, it was a challenge to involve travel agencies in the Cro card project, but there is a view that they cannot get involved because of a certain challenge and that is it. Regardless of the openness of travel agencies to discussion and the proposed reasoned correct solutions. It took months of catharsis to finally accept the proposal, ie to accept the solution that was offered right at the beginning. Imagine that at the beginning there was an open discussion, all logical and argumentative proposals were accepted, and that at the beginning the project was arranged in the best possible way. There would be no months of “stretching”, negative narrative, ruining public-private relations, loss of trust… but just the opposite, the way things should and function in a modern state. The first Cro cards will be issued July 1st, and the Government has accepted the proposals of the profession and included charter companies, private accommodation and travel agencies in the range of services they cover. Anything is possible and there is always a solution, all that is needed is open communication and dialogue. Unfortunately, the proposal to implement everything online, without an additional physical card, and in accordance with the digital transformation of both the state and the tourism sector, was not accepted, which unfortunately remained in the realm of omission. I wonder: Why does it have to be complicated, how can it be simple? He also announced that Hungarian tourists can be counted on now, and later from other countries, including Germany after June 15, and that it is now important to plan well and how to open the borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially because of “tourists who would like to go to the Makarska Riviera The Cro card starts on July 01st It’s all up to the people, it’s all up to ourselves. The Association of Accommodation Providers on Boats – Charter HGK welcomes the decision of the Government and points out that this move puts them on an equal footing with other accommodation providers. “Charterers sell their service mostly directly, a small part through travel agencies, and this decision allows direct payment for our services., stressed the president of the Association Paško Klisović and added that charter, especially the small one, is no longer a luxury that the average Croatian family cannot afford because renting some types of boats in recent years can be compared to the cost of skiing for the family. “At the moment, we have already announced about 200 thousand arrivals, it is not yet known for July and August, but it is clear that the traffic entering Croatia is getting stronger every day “, The Minister pointed out, mentioning the importance of opening borders and investing effort in many countries, including Austria, which he described as a “very important partner for Croatian tourism with their about 1,5 million tourists.” Capelli said he hoped a large number of employers would use Cro cards and announced that it was a long-term project expected to benefit in the next few years, stressing that this season, if the current good epidemiological situation is maintained, could be achieved. 30 to 35 percent of last year’s turnover. Minister of Tourism Gari Capelli pointed out that the Cro card can now be used throughout Croatia, although it was originally designed to strengthen continental tourism.
The home at 22a Windrest Ave, Aspley.John Bradley, agent at Place Aspley, said the renovation of 22a Windrest Ave, Aspley made it easy for buyers to fall in love with the property.“Stunning kitchen, stunning bathroom and a big beautiful back deck,” he said.The three-bedroom, single-bathroom home sold on 19th April for $636,000 and part of the attraction was the perceived privacy, said Mr Bradley.“It didn’t feel like a suburban, Aspley block 10 seconds from Gympie road. It felt like a block right out in the bushland.”He said the investor purchasers was one of seven potential buyers who put in an offer after the first open home, and it was another case of a Sydney investor recognising the excellent opportunity afforded by Brisbane property.The home at 22a Windrest Ave, Aspley, had undergone a complete renovationMore 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 ago“He was obviously looking for a property of that calibre that can demand a slightly higher rental return while sitting in a high growth suburb.“They weren’t actually the highest offer believe it or not. We actually had an offer that was higher but the owners wanted to stay in the property for an extended period. It wasn’t all about the money, it was about the money and the terms.“So we took a reduced sum so that they could stay in the property for six months.”Bradley said the flow through from the French doors at the front to the kitchen probably piqued the interest of most buyers.The outdoor deck at 22a Windrest Ave, Aspley.“The second thing was the mature trees at the back because you can see them over the top of the house from the street, so they pull you through to the deck and to the back yard.”He said the market in Aspley is really starting to ramp up as buyers recognise they can get more for their dollars when compared to some nearby addresses.People are really starting to see the similarities between Aspley and suburbs like Wavell Heights and Kedron but you get substantially more value in Aspley. This house in Wavell Heights would have been almost a million bucks.“The markets going really strong, particularly for properties like this.”
Both unions and the employers’ association said they were open for further talks, but rather on amendments to the existing tax and social contributions.The two areas have already been identified for review by the Ministry of Finance, which has commissioned the University of Würzburg to conduct a study.Results of this first-ever comprehensive research into effects and incentives from the current tax and social contributions regime are expected by year-end.The study is also one of the reasons the government has chosen to postpone further debates on how to increase participation in the second pillar.Postponing further debate on the industry-wide pension plans, also known as §17b, named after the legal paragraph in the law on occupational pensions (BetrAVG) they would have to be set down in, was also necessitated by the implementation of the EU’s pensions portability directive. The German government will present its amendments to the occupational pension fund law (BetrAVG) to implement the EU’s new legal framework for portability and mobility “at the end of next week or the week after”, according to Peter Görgen, head of the department for supplementary pensions at the BMAS.He confirmed at the conference the amendments would not discriminate between cross-border and domestic German migration.One of the most debated points had been the reduction of the vesting period from five years in Germany to three years, as per the new EU standard.But the BMAS has now softened the blow for employers as the new legal framework in Germany will only apply to contracts negotiated after 2018.This way, the first transfers under the new vesting period can only take place in 2021 at the earliest, Görgen said.Meanwhile, Asmussen confirmed that debates on opting-out models would be among the “other options” for increasing participation in the second pillar to be discussed in future.However, Ingo Kramer, president of the Federation of German Employers (BDA), said any pressure to offer occupational pensions would be “clearly the wrong step” and a distraction from necessary amendments to existing regulation.Overall, delegates at the conference said the debate on occupational pensions had been given a fresh spark by the BMAS’s proposal, even though most rejected the current draft.Thomas Richter, chief executive at the German Investment Funds Association BVI, said: “For a decade, nobody wanted to talk about occupational pensions.”He said the government’s commitment had now finally changed that, and that he was “happy the bird is finally up in the air”.“At the beginning,” he added, “it does not matter whether it flies in the right direction.” Further debate on the German government’s proposal to introduce industry-wide pension plans has been postponed until 2016 after opposition from social partners.The delay was confirmed by Jörg Asmussen, under-secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) during a speech at the Handelsblatt conference in Berlin.He stressed the ministry thought it was “worthwhile to continue to discuss its proposal” but added that “no draft will be ready to be introduced to the legislative procedures before 2016”.The BMAS’s plans for new industry-wide pension funds, or Tarifpläne, were rejected last week by the social partners for increasing the system’s complexity and introducing further problems “without solving existing ones”.
This two storey, four-bedroom home is ideal for larger families with separate living. Near everything. 7 Pheasant St, Bayview Heights Tess Cattana and Luke Struber on the set of The Block in 2019.Belle Property’s Vanessa Robinson, who is friends with Ms Cattana and Mr Struber, said the couple also did well with the sale of their Moody St home recently.After buying the Manunda home for $269,000 in 2014, it sold last month for $410,000.“So let’s say they have a budget in the mid-700,000s,” Ms Robinson said. “We have two beautiful properties just on the market – 1 Duffy St, Freshwater, for some classic charm, or a more contemporary home, at 47 Iridescent Dr in Trinity Park. Tess and Luke shocked at the copying allegations“They could take a break from renovating for a year or two or get something they could improve on and make a motza, like 11 Martin St, Freshwater. It’s a bit of a plain Jane but has good bones and is a comfortable five-bedroom, three-bathroom home with loads of potential.“I’ve already thought about how you could remove the wall between the kitchen and dining area and open that up to the view. It’s a great one for young couples to buy and get a foothold in one of our blue chip suburbs.”Quaid Real Estate’s Tom Quaid said $730,000 was “literally life-changing money when it comes to a home in Cairns”.“It will give them the opportunity to do everything from living mortgage-free with money to spare, lift them up to an exceptional home with only a little to pay each fortnight or give them a base to leverage into multiple properties to create and maintain their own property portfolio in our low vacancy/high yield market,” he said. “What a position to be in.“If they were looking to make the most of their funds and never lift up tools again while staying close to town, they could look at 9b Denbeigh St in Parramatta Park at $725,000. This is a brand new home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a high quality of construction that has just come to market. “Alternatively city views could be theirs from a modern home at 42 East Parkridge Dr in Brinsmead on the market in the mid $700,000s. Luke and Tess won the main bathroom week on The Block.“Staying aspirational but putting their skills and flair for design to work, they could pick something more affordable such as 7 Pheasant St in Bayview Heights, with a solid home in a well-regarded street. This one has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a pool, taking it to the next level and staying well under budget with initial outlay of just $525,000.” Set on a 911 sqm block in the gated Ulysses Blue estate, high ceilings and lots of glass add space and light. 47 Iridescent Dr, Trinity Park 9 TARWHINE CL, KANIMBLA 144 HILLVIEW CR, WHITFIELD Within a relaxing stroll to the palm-fringed beachfront this home has no rear neighbours. 107 Cottesloe Dr, Kewarra Beach 47 IRIDESCENT DR, TRINITY PARK Sprawled across a 842 sqm flat block, this spectacular home has amazing views of Cairns and Kanimbla. 42 East Parkridge Dr, Brinsmead Tess Cattana and Luke Struber from Cairns collected $730,000 in prize money when they won The Block.WHEN Cairns’ The Block winners Tess Cattana and Luke Struber get a chance to work out what to do with their “life-changing” $730,000 in prizemoney, there will be plenty of real estate options in their hometown.With the city’s average property prices sitting at about $400,000, just over half their winnings, the newlyweds could choose a luxury pad and live mortgage free and buy a few, more affordable properties and start building an impressive portfolio. 107 COTTESLOE DR, KEWARRA BEACH 1 DUFFY ST, FRESHWATER 42 EAST PARKRIDGE DR, BRINSMEAD Built in the 1930s, the home was relocated from the Esplanade to its current position in 1993 and restored as a much-loved private residence. 1 Duffy St, Freshwater On a large 814 sqm, fully-fenced block offering double-gated side access, with room for a pool, a shed or the kids. 9 Tarwhine Cl, Kanimbla TESS & LUKE’S 5 TOP RENOVATION TIPS Designed specifically for the North Queensland climate, the layout is over two levels of open-plan living. 9a Denbeigh St, Parramatta Park 11 MARTIN ST, FRESHWATER This home comes with three bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms plus a kitchen, living room and bathroom on the lower level. This has been a much loved home for the owners and an interstate move has created this exciting opportunity for an astute buyer. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago144 Hillview Cr, Whitfield 9B DENBEIGH ST, PARRAMATTA PARK 7 PHEASANT ST, BAYVIEW HEIGHTS ■ Give your home a fresh coat of paint. ■ Spend money on quality new curtains or blinds. ■ Invest in landscaping your garden or adding fencing to the property ■ Give the kitchen a makeover ■ Revamp the bathroom WHAT $730K CAN BUY IN CAIRNS 11 Martin St, Freshwater
Although liquefied natural gas (LNG) is an interesting fuel with global growth potential, the demand is limited so far in the small and medium-sized ports, a new report finds. The report prepared for the Danish Port of Esbjerg in connection with an EU project dealing with green cruise tourism shows that it would be inappropriate to invest in LNG at the Port of Esbjerg at the current time.“The conclusion is clear. LNG is interesting, but it is still too early for the Port of Esbjerg,” Peter Harbo, business development manager at the Port of Esbjerg, said.The report was prepared by COWI, which consulted with the gas consulting firm Kosan Crisplant and others. The project is part of the Green Cruise Port and COWI has studied how the LNG market will evolve in the years ahead throughout the entire Baltic region. In this context, they have created various business cases for the Port of Esbjerg.“LNG is a more eco-friendly and natural fuel, and it makes good sense to use it in some sectors. But it requires huge investments and no one will make them in Esbjerg until demand is present,” Peter Harbo explained.Depending on the type of plant to be built at the port, the price could quickly reach EUR 10 million. It is not easy to cool down and liquefy the gas and keep it in its liquid form, which makes it 600 times more concentrated, according to the report.At the moment, LNG is used only by some of the big cruise ships that enter Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Barcelona and other ports, but not the small ships that call at Esbjerg. At the same time, the cruise ships that actually call at Esbjerg are refueled in other ports.What is more, installation vessels for offshore wind farms, crew transfer vessels and offshore supply vessels that currently sail from Esbjerg will not be using LNG for the time being.The technology is also in place to ensure that trucks and buses can run on LNG, but even here the report does not show great prospects.In fact, in addition to COWI predicting limited demand for LNG in Esbjerg, a number of ports around Denmark already have LNG and facilities for production and LNG refueling. There are LNG installations in Oslo, Gothenburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and Hamburg.The LNG supply chain can be divided into two main groups — either supply from a remote terminal, where the LNG is delivered to the port via trucks, containers or ships, or a permanent station at the port, which is a large investment and requires greater strategic planning.COWI has investigated 12 different permanent solutions in its report. The only solution with potential that they identify is that it may be an idea to provide ships with LNG if the refueling takes place from a terminal in another port with LNG facilities. The refueling has actually been performed at the Port of Esbjerg by driving tank vehicles up from Zeebrugge and refueling directly from the vehicle to the ship.“The problem with this way of doing things is just that when the LNG is transported by truck in this way, some of the green mindset and gains also disappear,” Harbo further said.The report also indicates that the development of batteries for ferries is progressing so rapidly that this would seem a realistic option in the future.“At the moment, it appears that smaller ships and passenger ferries are more interested in electrical power than LNG,” Peter Harbo concluded.
Family First roadshow visits TaumarunuiStuff.co.nz 28 September 2016Family First Comment: “It was held at the Baptist Church in Matapuna last Wednesday evening and a large crowd gathered inside the hall. McCoskrie made no apologies for his views that a nation’s negative social outcomes were a result of weakening families and marriages. Tackling issues from child abuse to family violence, he said he could link reasons for the breakdown in families. Using government research and statistics to back up his claim he also pointed out obvious solutions to fix the current social problems.”Family values advocate Bob McCoskrie stopped in Taumarunui as part of the Strong Marriage, Strong Families, Strong Nation roadshow.It was the only stopover in the Ruapehu District and the Family First advocate’s message was clear.“By the end of my presentation if there’s something you haven’t disagreed with then you’ve possibly nodded off halfway through.“I want to get under your skin.”It was held at the Baptist Church in Matapuna last Wednesday evening and a large crowd gathered inside the hall.McCoskrie made no apologies for his views that a nation’s negative social outcomes were a result of weakening families and marriages.Tackling issues from child abuse to family violence, he said he could link reasons for the breakdown in families.Using government research and statistics to back up his claim he also pointed out obvious solutions to fix the current social problems.“I will show what we need to do to strengthen families and what we need to do to actually solve the problems in family violence and child abuse but we’ve got to be willing to talk about some of the major presenting issues which I don’t think we are.”He said changes made on better enforcement of protection orders made last week and were important but more needed to be done.“I’m talking about the ambulance at the top of the cliff.” I’m asking how do we prevent it and stop the next generation of our underbelly of society going down the same track because it’s getting worse.”Drugs and alcohol were addressed as a major contributor.McCoskrie said going soft and liberalising laws would make matters worse.By pointing out the “elephants in the room” he had two hours to identify the core issues.Prepared for a controversial evening McCoskrie didn’t hold back telling the crowd he wanted to get people thinking.“Speak up and start speaking commonsense back into the debate.” We’re not willing to talk about what is quite obviously the major issues causing our social problems.”The lobby group also has another fight on their hands.After winning their charitable status against the Charities Commission he said they may be back in court.“I think we all should be concerned when a government body or organisation of the day determines what is controversial or acceptable in contemporary New Zealand society.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/ruapehu-press/84685839/family-first-roadshow-visits-taumarunui
Alice E. Nobbe, age 94 of Batesville, died Tuesday January 29, 2019 at her home. Born May 21, 1924 in Ripley County Indiana, she is the daughter of Matilda (Nee: Kieffer) and Fred Yager. She married John Nobbe August 23, 1950 in Rushville, Indiana and he preceded her in death October 25, 2009. She was a member of Holy Family Church and the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary.For several years she worked as an R.N. and OR nurse at Margaret Mary Hospital. After her marriage, she and John farmed. Alice always enjoyed having family at the house and the more, the merrier. She especially looked forward having the grandkids around and getting to hold the little ones. She liked cooking for them and made sure everyone was well fed. The family pointed out that, “If you went home hungry, it was your own fault.” The smell of homemade bread and her ever present deserts will surely be missed. Alice was a Bengals fan and an avid Reds fan. She liked raising a garden each summer, bowled for many years at Oldenburg, always had a jigsaw puzzle in progress on the table and played Euchre monthly with her siblings until just recently.She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws Ruth Ann and Ben Starost of Oldenburg, Marjorie and Perry Suding of Sunman, Bernice and Mike Rosemeyer of Sunman; sons and daughter-in-laws Roy and Deb Nobbe of Greensburg, Art Nobbe of Greensburg, Frank and Victoria Nobbe of Batesville, Andrew and Anne Nobbe of Batesville, Bernard and Lisa Nobbe of Sunman; sisters Alberta Nueman of Rushville, Esther Nieman of Greensburg; brothers Francis Yager of Rushville, Alfred Yager of Rushville, Henry Yager of Clarksburg, Indiana; 28 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by daughter-in-law Elaine Nobbe, grandson Jason Starost and great grandchildren Sophie and Katherine Nobbe.Visitation is Friday, February 1st from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2nd, at the Srs. of St. Francis Convent Chapel in Oldenburg and burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. The family requests memorials to Holy Family Cemetery Fund or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.