first_imgOfficial handover of $2.77 million firefighting appliances for City stations Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services The Honourable Mark RyanRoma Street and Windsor Fire and Rescue Stations will have greater firefighting and rescue service capability with the delivery of two new state-of-the-art appliances.Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan, who attended the event at Roma Street Fire and Rescue Station this morning, said while these new appliances have already been put to work throughout the region, he was pleased to be part of the official handover for these two busy stations.“Roma Street Station took delivery of a $1.9 million Hydraulic Platform Aerial appliance, which means the 49 000 people who live and work in the CBD and immediate surrounds are in safer hands,” Mr Ryan said.“This appliance is specifically designed for fire and rescue response to high-rise areas, with a maximum working height of 42 metres and a greatly increased outreach capability of more than 30 metres.“So, whether you live or work in a high-rise office building or a residential tower in the CBD, your local fire station is well equipped to support you.”Windsor Fire and Rescue Station took delivery of a $870 000 Type 3 Compressed Air Foam System appliance at the event.“This Type 3 appliance was manufactured by a local company at Narangba – a Queensland business supporting our firefighters and the communities we work with,” Mr Ryan said.Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Greg Leach said the new Type 3 urban pumper appliance was based on the latest model crew cab chassis with added safety features.“This includes side curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control to improve crew safety,” Mr Leach said.“The appliance is fitted with hydraulic road crash rescue equipment, a thermal imaging camera and a Multi RAE gas detector for improved firefighter protection and public safety.”Mr Leach said QFES was delivering new vehicles as part of the Fire and Rescue Service fleet replacement strategy.“Firefighters play an essential role in protecting the people who live, work, and commute through the CBD and surrounding suburbs,” Mr Leach said.“Brisbane central residents and workers can rest assured these state-of-the art trucks mean their firefighters are ready to respond quickly and effectively to any emergency.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Brisbane, building, business, Commissioner, detector, Emergency, Emergency Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Government, Minister, QFES, QLD, Queensland, Queensland Fire, rescue, Roma, Ryan, Windsorlast_img read more

first_imgStory HighlightsThe Governor-General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen, made a recent visit to the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.Their Excellencies served as patrons of the institution’s 1st Annual Fund Raising Gala: Connections in aid of the Rebuilding from the Ashes campaign. The black tie event was well supported by a cross-section of persons. Advertisements Related24-Year Old Female Footballer is 2016 Rhodes Scholar Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen Visit Trinidad and TobagoJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedJustice Sinclair-Haynes Appointed To Court Of Appeal The Governor-General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen, made a recent visit to the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from 26th-29th November 2015 at the invitation of the President of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), Dr. Clinton Valley and Mrs. Martha Valley. Their Excellencies served as patrons of the institution’s 1st Annual Fund Raising Gala: Connections in aid of the Rebuilding from the Ashes campaign.The main auditorium of the eighty-eight year old institution, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Maracas Valley, was gutted by fire in April 2012. The Gala was one of the main events organized through the USC’s fundraising campaign for the replacement of the auditorium with multipurpose facility which will serve the University community. The black tie event was well supported by a cross-section of persons, including the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Thomas Aquinas Carmona who was also a special guest, the High Commissioner for Jamaica His Excellency David Prendergast and Mrs. Angella Prendergast, members of the Jamaican community who came out in their numbers to meet Their Excellencies The Governor-General and Lady Allen, members of the University Administration and friends of the University.While in Trinidad and Tobago, The Governor-General and Lady Allen paid a courtesy call on President Carmona and Mrs. Reema Carmona. During the exchange, The Governor-General shared the “I Believe” Initiative with President Carmona and addressed a group of students who were in attendance at the courtesy call.Other activities included visits to the University’s campus where The Governor-General briefly addressed the General Assembly as well as the Divine Hour Service of the University’s Sabbath Education Convention. There was also a Jamaican breakfast hosted by Dr. Clinton Valley and Mrs. Martha Valley, which was followed by a meet and greet session for Their Excellencies with the University Administration, Faculty, staff, students, the Jamaican community and other invited guests.  The High Commissioner and Mrs. Prendergast also hosted Their Excellencies at lunch.Their Excellencies returned to Jamaica on 29th November 2015.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen Visit Trinidad and Tobago Governor GeneralDecember 3, 2015Written by: Jamaica High Commission RelatedGovernor-General Appoints the Hon. Donna Parchment-Brown Political Ombudsman Photo: Contributed Their Excellencies the Governor General and Lady Allen, His Excellency David Prendergast, High Commission for Jamaica to Trinidad and Tobago and Mrs. Prendergast and Members of the Jamaican Community at Connections: Gala Fundraising Event on November 28.last_img read more

first_imgHomeLifeEntertainmentArtsVenice Arts begins weekly series for young creatives Apr. 24, 2020 at 6:00 amArtsEducationEntertainmentFeaturedNewsRecreationStudentsVenice Arts begins weekly series for young creativesBrennon Dixson1 year agofilmphotographyseriesvenice artsyoung creatives A Venice based organization is hosting a virtual class for youth. A Venice based organization is hosting a virtual class for youth.12 A Venice based organization is hosting a virtual class for youth. Local youth who are interested in pursuing a future in photography, film and other visual media are invited to participate in a weekly series that aims to provide participants with the tools to one day begin a career in the arts.Venice Arts is a nonprofit organization that seeks to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world by providing low-income youth with photography and film education.“We believe society should be more equitable and inclusive so we have a mentoring program, which covers a range of media arts classes for youth who are ages 10- to 18-years-old,” said Carly Short, Venice Arts’ Lead Filmmaker and Creative Pathways Coordinator.“And those are typically after-school classes that are historically held in-person but since we’re all at home, currently, we are offering five different online classes that will cover topics like film, photography and comics,” Short said. “And this artist series is considered another one of those classes that we’re having as part of the program that I oversee, which is called the Creative Pathways Program and that tries to provide students with workshops, mentoring and other forms of college and creative career readiness support.”Launched last week, Venice Arts’ weekly Remote Visiting Artist Series runs from 4-5 p.m. every Wednesday, “and it’s basically an online version of what we normally would have and cover in our programs,” Short said.“We usually have a Creative Career Day where we invite a panel of artists and creative professionals who come and talk to our students in a big group setting,” Short said, sharing Venice Arts’ had previously scheduled their big event in March, when safer-at-home orders were first starting. “As things changed with COVID-19, I got an idea to adapt the Career Day program into a weekly arts series with the four artists that I had booked for the Creative Career Day event. We had the first one last week and it was really successful.”“The series is basically what we’d be doing in person,” Short added, mentioning the program is marketed to residents who are between the ages of 12- and 24-years-old.“It’s geared towards a youth audience and people who want to find a career in the arts, but we definitely invite families and friends to attend too,” Short said, sharing how many students have invited their classmates and cousins to join in on the fun.“We just booked another artist and photographer so we’re extending it all the way into May,” Short said. The next chat is set for Wednesday, April 29, and will feature director Anthony Mandler.Anybody who is interested in participating can RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] with “Artist Series” in the subject line. More information can be found online at the website [email protected] :filmphotographyseriesvenice artsyoung creativesshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWith Hot Weather This Weekend, City Urges Neighboring Communities and Residents to Stay Safe at HomeHere are all the Santa Monica restaurants still open for takeout and deliveryYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

first_imgEnrique Razon, Jr. and the Plaza Hotel (Tdorante10/Wikimedia, iStock, ICTSI)Filipino gaming billionaire Enrique Razon Jr. is said to have spent nearly $60 million in recent years on luxury real estate in New York City, including $24 million for fellow casino mogul Steve Wynn’s lavish penthouse at the Plaza Hotel.But Razon allegedly bought those properties with money set aside for a casino project in Manila, according to his U.S.-based partner that claims it was cut out of the deal.“Razon has invested significant funds from his Philippine entities . . . into various real estate and other investments in the United States,” the mogul’s dismayed partner, Las Vegas-based Global Gaming Asset Management, asserted in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Monday.The casino management company claimed that Razon, in effect, disregarded the Manila project’s corporate structure and treated its assets as his own. It is asking the court to place his properties into receivership until it can collect nearly $300 million the company claims it’s owed.ADVERTISEMENTRazon, who could not be reached for comment, is the third-richest person in the Philippines with a net worth of $4.8 billion, according to Forbes. His father built a port-management company in the Philippines after World War II that includes 30 port terminals in 19 countries, including the United States.The government of the Philippines in 2007 relaxed restrictions on gaming and casinos, and Razon reinvented himself as a gaming mogul in the vein of Wynn and Sheldon Adelson, according to the lawsuit. In 2011 he struck a deal with Global Gaming Asset Management, which is part owned by Howard Lutnick’s Cantor Fitzgerald, to help develop the $1.2 billion Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila, which Razon sought to make into the Las Vegas of the Philippines.But after the casino opened, Razon filed a list of grievances with Global Gaming’s work on the project and terminated their agreement. Global Gaming claims Razon used his family’s political influence with Filipino authorities to tie up $196 million worth of Solaire shares the company owns in a Deutsche Bank account that it can’t access, despite a U.S. arbitrator ruling in its favor.The company asked the U.S. court to compel Razon to abide by the arbitrator’s ruling and hand over $296.5 million plus interest. The gaming firm also alleged Razon used shell companies to hide his interests in U.S. properties, even though he and his family regularly spend holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Plaza penthouse.“Razon uses these shell entities for the purpose of concealing his ownership of such assets from his creditors,” Global Gaming wrote in its lawsuit. It asked for a receiver to preserve the assets in case it wins a judgment and needs to collect.In addition to the Plaza condo, Razon allegedly owns a pair of condos at 211 East 13th Street in the East Village, two penthouses at 21-30 44th Drive in Long Island City, a condo at 100 Barclay Street in Tribeca and two apartment buildings — 44 Carmine Street in the West Village and 11 Essex Street on the Lower East Side. The shell companies Razon allegedly used paid $57.28 million to acquire the homes, property records show.Contact Rich Bockmann Message* Email Address*center_img Full Name*last_img read more

first_imgMagnolia Hotshots’ Romeo Travis (left) and Alaska Aces’ Mike Harris. PBA MANILA – For towing their teams to the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup finals, Alaska Aces’ Mike Harris and Magnolia Hotshots’ Romeo Travis were the frontrunners in the conference’s Best Import race.Harris, a former NBA player with Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz, was leading the way with averages of 30.31 points, 20.69 rebounds, 2.81 assists, 1.13 steals, and 1.00 blocks per outing.Travis, who was eyeing his second PBA Best Import plum, was not far behind with averages of 24.5 markers, 14.8 boards, 4.81 assists, and 2.0 steals until the end of the semifinal round.While reigning two-time Governors’ Cup Best Import winner Allen Durham and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings’ Justin Brownlee were close behind, winning the individual plum was a long shot, with their teams bowing out in the semifinals. Completing the list of contenders were Phoenix Fuel Masters’ Eugene Phelps, NLEX Road Warriors’ Aaron Fuller and former NBA veteran Henry Walker of Blackwater Elite.The final determining factor on who wins the award will be the balloting among players, sports media and the PBA Commissioner’s Office.The winners of the Best Import award and the Best Player of the Conference award will be announced during the Finals series between the Aces and the Hotshots that starts Wednesday, Dec. 5./PNlast_img read more

first_img You sicken me. Location:Republic of Texas 265 Sign in to follow this   Members walkerws Followers 1 Followers 1 chriscj83 By raysox, October 10, 2012 in Sports Logo News Members 2 Share this post 513 posts Share this post SportsLogos.Net 10 3 There hasn’t been a game between the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University since 2003, but here’s the Nickel Trophy:Flip Side:The next time these two teams are able to play is 2015. Hopefully they’re able to schedule a game then, this game was like a holiday in ND. Forums Home 192 erikstoll 818 Posted October 11, 2012 2 Location:PHX 2,271 goforbroke 0 chriscj83 0 690 6,700 posts Members 129 4,322 54 4,322 Share this post illwauk Share this post Posted October 11, 2012 84 Posted October 10, 2012 Link to post Share this post 2 333 83 3,104 posts 2,813 posts 0 1,319 posts So many of you know that my dad and I went to the NC State- Florida State game this weekend. We are planning on going each year, and I threw the idea out to have a rivalry trophy. Whoever team wins would get the trophy until the next game.What I’m wondering is what are your favorite rivalry trophy? Personally, I wanted something with the scores of the games and each team’s logo. So give me some ideas!Also, what are your favorites? Post hereMichigan-MinnesotaPitt-Cincy walkerws Huge homerism but I gotta love the Bronze boot (Wyoming vs CSU version) granted to the winner of the oldest rivalry west of the Missouri River. (note not the Mississippi)One thing I never understood is why an Army boot opposed to say… a western boot… which would at least have more local resonance behind it.I believe because the ROTC programs sponsor it and they havea relay to take the game ball from one campus to the other. AJM Hopelessly Optimistic Detroit Fan Share on other sites 690 265 Foxxtrot44 Posted October 10, 2012 450 andrewharrington Share this post Share this post 333 Share this post Share this post Share on other sites 0 Foxxtrot44 129 0 Location:Massillon, OH Members 84 Share this post “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot 129 Share on other sites 1 18 0 Posted October 10, 2012 walkerws Link to post 355 posts Sports Logo News 1 450 10,452 posts 84 Love the OU TX golden hat. I like trophies that the players interact with, like props. The golden hat is one of the best. Posted October 10, 2012 Share on other sites 0 423 Link to post Share on other sites Prev Members raysox Rivalry Trophies 18 Sports Logo News 1,319 posts 450 Location:Wisco 2 Ready To Plow 0 450 Link to post All Activity Link to post Raysfan12 1,873 posts Share this post 346 posts 1 Posted October 11, 2012 Huge homerism but I gotta love the Bronze boot (Wyoming vs CSU version) granted to the winner of the oldest rivalry west of the Missouri River. (note not the Mississippi)One thing I never understood is why an Army boot opposed to say… a western boot… which would at least have more local resonance behind it.Ya call that a boot? Now THIS is a boot!The Beehive Boot to be exact. Favourite Logos:Kent State, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets primary All Activity My favorite is the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk for Illinois and Northwestern. It’s now retired because of the P.C. Nazis. 10 Share this post Share this post Share on other sites Members Link to post Share this post The only one that really matters, the Fremont CannonNevada/UNLV 1,771 posts 2 2,271 Posted October 10, 2012 Share this post 0 cshookemHORNS Favourite Logos:Houston TexansSuper Bowl XXXVISuper Bowl XLIVMinnesota WildNew Orleans Hornets (Fleur de Bee) 10 450 Share this post 265 128 0 Members Members 4,313 posts Posted October 11, 2012 Link to post Posted October 10, 2012 Link to post Link to post Southern Methodist and Texas Christian play for the Iron Skillet: Link to post Share on other sites 2,271 drdougfresh JPDesign 690 Posted October 10, 2012 Link to post Share this post Sports Logos Go To Topic Listing 3,017 posts drdougfresh 0 0 illini1 Share on other sites Share on other sites Sports Logos 451 Members Share on other sites illini1 Link to post 0 Huge homerism but I gotta love the Bronze boot (Wyoming vs CSU version) granted to the winner of the oldest rivalry west of the Missouri River. (note not the Mississippi)One thing I never understood is why an Army boot opposed to say… a western boot… which would at least have more local resonance behind it. Rivalry Trophies Huge homerism but I gotta love the Bronze boot (Wyoming vs CSU version) granted to the winner of the oldest rivalry west of the Missouri River. (note not the Mississippi)The missing Paniolo Trophy (Wyoming vs Hawaii)And my non-homerism trophy would be either the Ireland Trophy or Illibuck! 18 Share on other sites Members 12,366 posts 450 This topic is now closed to further replies. 10,243 posts Posted October 10, 2012 2,877 posts Location:Louisville, Kentucky Love the OU TX golden hat. I like trophies that the players interact with, like props. The golden hat is one of the best.I think Colt wore it better Members 4,322 Members Location:St. Petersburg, FL 3 Members Vucelord! 0 illwauk Members JSS 192 Share on other sites Posted October 11, 2012 Forums Home 2 83 423 Share on other sites 18 raysox 0 83 Location:Ohio Page 1 of 3   Floyd of Rosedale is an awesome trophy with an interesting story behind it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa%E2%80%93Minnesota_football_rivalry $1 Cans of PBR Location:bah. Favourite Logos:Kent State, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets primary In honor of this weekends Texas – Oklahoma game. JPDesign I’m partial to the Wagon Wheel trophy! 0 Members Governor’s Cup (Louisville vs Kentucky)Keg of Nails (Louisville vs Cincinnati)My Favorite of all: The Floyd of Rosedale (Minnesota and Iowa) Location:CLE · IND · PDX cshookemHORNS Recommended Posts 128 5,743 posts Link to post 818 Nothing fancy, but the Territorial Cup is my fav for obvious reasons. 18 Members 10,452 posts I just made a bunch of illustrations for rivalry trophies. I’m not familiar with what every trophy looks like, but off the top of my head, I think the Megaphone is a great-looking trophy. Hits all the marks: weird mundane object, hand painted with years and scores, teams have great logos and color schemes. I especially love the splash of red.I also have to say that I like the Jug, Floyd of Rosedale, Paul Bunyan’s Axe, The Bayou Bucket, The Silver Spade; there are a lot of great ones. I prefer the trophies that don’t have a pedestal or case, though. The ones that you can carry around as if they were any old megaphone, axe, whatever. Share this post Share this post 128 54 erikstoll 818 54 2,699 posts Favourite Logos:Dunking Cardinal, Punisher Skull, 1990’s Orlando Magic Raysfan12 Rivalry Trophies Prev Posted October 10, 2012 Share on other sites Link to post Link to post 18 dmhtfld 0 Posted October 11, 2012 0 Share on other sites andrewharrington wyopokes2 Share this post dmhtfld Link to post Location:Bemidji, MN Link to post Share on other sites Link to post goforbroke Posted October 10, 2012 cshookemHORNS walkerws Spearhead A very cool trophy to see close up, the Jeweled Shillelagh is the trophy given to the winner of the ND – SC annual game. cshookemHORNS Next 451 333 423 Posted October 11, 2012 12,353 posts 192 Members Share on other sites Location:Massillon, OH What if there were no hypothetical questions? Posted October 11, 2012 Link to post Members Posted October 10, 2012 Link to post Members Posted October 10, 2012 JSS Sign in to follow this   Members Next wyopokes2 SportsLogos.Net Spearhead Every time Ohio State beats Michigan each player gets a pair of gold pants. I don’t know if Michigan has anything they give their players if they beat Ohio State. Page 1 of 3   Share on other sites Location:PHX, AZ Share on other sites 451 AJM Share on other siteslast_img read more