first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Wikinomicscenter_img Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

O’Shea Esplanade home at Machans Beach a beachside delight

first_img145 O’Shea Esplanade, MACHANS BEACH. For Sale by Marsh Property.A SHIFT to cooler climes has provided an opportunity to own a slice of paradise at Machans Beach.Graham Burridge and Melissa Lovejoy have made the bright and airy waterfront beach house at 145 O’Shea Esplanade their home for the past nine years.After 25 years in Australia’s north they now have plans to retire to Tasmania and run a luxury AirBnB.The couple had their eye on the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house two years before they bought it.“We’d lived in another street in Machans and fell in love with whole community spirit and fact here’s no high-rises and no tourism as such so it stays quiet,” Mr Burridge said.“We fell in love with it when we moved into Machans but couldn’t afford it. “We walked by it all the time looking at it with jealousy I suppose.“My wife said to me that some day it would come on the market and we will be able to afford it and sure enough it did.” Extensive renovations converted the tiny front deck and bedroom into a sprawling veranda taking in the vast expanses of the Coral Sea, rejuvenated the kitchen and added a third bedroom.Mr Burridge said renovations were completed in February this year by local tradespeople.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“The location is brilliant. You’re far enough from the ocean you don’t get too much splash in storms or cyclones but you are close enough to just walk on over the road to the water,” Mr Burridge said. “The front is where you want to be. We’ve had many dinner parties sitting on the front deck watching the lights of ships going by out at sea.“When we renovated we made sure the front rail was just high enough to lean against with a cold drink and a bowl of peanuts, looking at the view.”On the rare occasion the weather turns bad, a deck out the back near the pool can fit up to 20 people around a sizzling barbecue.Marsh Property sales agent Chris Marsh said the idyllic location would suit couples or families with small children or teenagers. “A bedroom downstairs with an ensuite can be accessed across an indoor pond via a timber walkway and offers separate external ground- level access,” he said.“This area offers flexible options for grandparents, teenagers or AirBnB visitors.”A huge master bedroom with walk-through robe and a generous downstairs lounge area have also been cleverly renovated and redesigned to retain the original cottage feel.“But there has been little compromise on modern creativity and it will provide everything a buyer is looking for,” Mr Marsh said.“The home is also air conditioned, features a dedicated study, established tropical gardens and a large chook pen.“Be prepared to fall in love with one of our favourite properties ever.”last_img read more

World Athletics bans prototype shoes after Nike row

first_imgWorld Athletics on Friday announced a ban on using prototype shoes in competition after a recent spate of world records set by athletes wearing the Nike Vaporfly trainers. “From April 30 2020, any shoe must have been available for purchase by any athlete on the open retail market (online or in store) for a period of four months before it can be used in competition,” athletics’ governing body said in a statement. World Athletics has banned prototype shoes like the ones worn by Kipchoge in his successful attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier The basic Nike Vaporfly has a carbon blade in the sole, which stores and releases energy on each step, and air cushions. Kenyan marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour mark for the distance in Vienna last October wearing a new Vaporfly prototype with three carbon blades in the sole and four air cushions. But that would be banned under the new rules which state that shoes cannot contain more than one “rigid embedded plate or blade” of any material, although shoes with spikes can have an additional plate “for the purpose of attaching spikes to the sole”. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s marathon world record in Chicago with a time of 2hr 14min 04sec, wearing the basic one-blade version that has been available in shops since 2017. Promoted Content10 Unusual (And Stunning) Human TraitsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Inventions That Make Us Question Humanity2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “It is not our job to regulate the entire sports shoe market but it is our duty to preserve the integrity of elite competition by ensuring that the shoes worn by elite athletes in competition do not offer any unfair assistance or advantage,” said World Athletics president Sebastian Coe. “As we enter the Olympic year, we don’t believe we can rule out shoes that have been generally available for a considerable period of time, but we can draw a line by prohibiting the use of shoes that go further than what is currently on the market while we investigate further.” Read Also: Australian Open: Thiem outguns Zverev in four sets to reach first final Kipchoge had defended claims he only managed to break two hours due to his footwear. “I trained hard,” he told British newspaper the Daily Telegraph. “In Formula 1, Pirelli issues the tyres to all the cars but Mercedes are the best one. Why? It’s the engine. It’s the person. “It’s the person who is running, not the shoe. It’s the person driving, not the person making the tyres.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

No trash pickup in Wellington next Monday due to Labor Day holiday

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Due to next Monday being the Labor Day holiday, the Wellington landfill transfer station will be closed on Sept. 2. Monday’s commercial trash route will be on Tuesday. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down not yet · 363 weeks ago good job city Report Reply 0 replies · active 363 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 363 weeks ago August 2nd has already passed, right Cueball? Report Reply 1 reply · active 363 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 363 weeks ago Don’t confuse the poor guy more than he already is. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Saints QB Drew Brees apologizes again for comments: ‘I will do better’

first_img“I am sorry and I will do better and I will be part of the solution and I am your ally and I know no words will do that justice.”Brees’ comments came almost four years after sports stars across the globe kneeled during anthems, echoing Colin Kaepernick’s demonstration during his time in the NFL.Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback, sat and then took a knee during the national anthem in protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Step-by-step you will see my heart for exactly what it is and the way everyone around me sees it. I’m sorry it has taken this long to act and to participate in a meaningful way but I am your ally in this fight.A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:30pm PDT”I wish I would’ve laid out what was on my heart in regards to the George Floyd murder, Ahmaud Arbery, the years and years of social injustice, police brutality and the need for so much reform and change in regards to legislation and so many other things to bring equality to our black communities. View this post on Instagram Saints quarterback Drew Brees apologized again Thursday, a day after saying he disagreed with protests when players kneel during the national anthem.Brees, 41, faced criticism after his comments on Wednesday, although the veteran first apologized Thursday morning. MORE: Thomas, Kamara among Saints to forgive BreesHis comments came a little more than a week after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis last week, prompting demonstrations across the United States and beyond.After posting a lengthy apology on Instagram, Brees later produced a video to again say he was sorry.”I know there’s not much that I can say that would make things any better right now, but I just want you to see in my eyes how sorry I am for the comments that I made (Wednesday),” he said. “I know that it hurt many people, especially friends, teammates, former teammates, loved ones, people that I care and respect deeply. That was never my intention.last_img read more

Records Show Lie Detector Missed Broward Sheriff Tony’s Concealed Past, Including 1993 Killing

first_imgThe Sun Sentinel says that when Tony interviewed for the Coral Springs job, he replied no to these questions, in preparation for his lie-detector test:-Had law enforcement ever been called because of something he was involved in.-Had he ever caused the death of another person.-Had he ever been in a fight that involved a weapon.-Had law enforcement ever questioned him as a suspect in an investigation.-Had he ever been arrested or charged, even if the charges were dropped, sealed or expunged or he was found not guilty.-Had he ever used a hallucinogenic drug.He stated that the most serious thing he had ever done in his life was “fighting.”Tony allegedly made similar omissions during the 31 questions that were asked in his voice stress test, answering “no” to questions about whether he had used hallucinogens, falsified any information on his application, or had been arrested or detained.He explained on the questionnaire that he had sprayed graffiti as a teenager on supermarkets, rooftops and abandoned homes. He also admitted to stealing $200 from his parents and siblings, as well as taking $10 worth of paper and pens, driving on a suspended license, and street fighting.Tony added that creditors were after him, and described himself as “irresponsible” for not paying traffic tickets. He also said he had written bad checks three to four times.“The examination indicated the candidate was truthful in his responses,” according to the Coral Springs police records. “No deception indicated,” the investigator concluded. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony lied numerous times in order to get his first job as a police officer, then passed a lie-detector test despite saying that his answers were true, according to newly released records.Coral Springs police made Tony complete a questionnaire and undergo a voice stress test when he applied for a job there in 2005. He answered “no” to several questions that would have revealed that he killed a man in 1993, according to police records released Thursday.Tony was arrested as a 14-year-old in Philadelphia on charges of shooting another teenager, an incident which he has described as self-defense. The case was transferred to juvenile court, where he was ultimately found not guilty.However, those records are no longer available, leaving questions as to whether they were purged, sealed or expunged.During the Coral Springs interview fifteen years ago, Tony stated that he had never been taken into custody or questioned in regard to any matter.Police records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel show Tony, who is running for sheriff for the first time, concealing the 1993 shooting, even when he is asked specifically about sealed or expunged cases.Last Thursday, Tony’s campaign responded in a statement: “This week the country has once again been rocked by stories of police brutality — an issue that Sheriff Tony has confronted head-on in Broward County and was ignored by his predecessor Scott Israel.”It continued: “So it is no surprise that once again opponents are trying to dredge up incidents from his teenage years and from his past. Voters in this election will make a choice between the job Sheriff Tony is doing in the job as sheriff today, as compared to the failed leadership of his predecessor — not on things that happened 15 or 27 years ago.”His campaign consultant, Eric Johnson, said at the beginning of May that Tony did not disclose the killing on police paperwork since the question asked whether a “criminal” record had been sealed. Johnson repeated that Tony had been found not guilty in the shooting. Some police agencies use the voice stress test because it is seen as being less invasive than a polygraph test, which requires that the person be strapped to a device in order to measure their truthfulness, according to Maria Haberfeld, a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Tony as sheriff in January of last year, after suspending former Sheriff Scott Israel for what the governor called negligence in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as the 2017 shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Israel is running against Tony to reclaim the job.Police records show that Tony was rejected for a job with Tallahassee police in 2004, after admitting he used LSD one time.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently began an investigation into whether he was untruthful about the Philadelphia shooting in job paperwork.In addition, the sheriff’s union took a no-confidence vote against Tony in April, adding that he failed to provide deputies with protective gear against the coronavirus.Tony said in a radio interview last week that he has become the focus of a “smear campaign” and “political slandering.”“I hate to say this, but for every time there is a minority candidate for any position of power, the first thing they want to do is portray you as having a gun in your hand, or needle in your arm, or some financial problems,” he explained.State Plans to Review Complaint that Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Lied about 1993 Criminal Chargelast_img read more