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Versatile entertainer on offer in popular Manly

first_imgThe veranda at 14 Oakley St, Manly.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The pool house can also be used as guest quarters, a home office or a teenage retreat.Ms Elliott, who plans to stay in the area, said the verandas were a great place to relax, no matter what the weather was like.“You can always sit outside, whether there’s sunshine or shade,” she said. She said the home was a great gathering place, especially at Christmas time. The swimming pool at 14 Oakley St, Manly.Ms Elliott said the chairs at the kitchen bench were used daily by her children when they came home from school, tucking into some afternoon tea and later their school homework.“It was a great spot as I could be in the kitchen and keep an eye on them at the same time,” she said.“This is a beautiful old house to bring children up — it’s a super package on two lots with separate titles.” The home at 14 Oakley St, Manly.Angela Elliott’s family has lived at 14 Oakley St for 24 years and has made the decision to downsize.With three children who have all grown up, Ms Elliott said the post-war property would be ideal for another family with children.Ms Elliott said the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home had undergone some renovations over the years.“We added a swimming pool, back deck and a pool house,” she said.“This home has been a great entertaining house. We often have friends over.”center_img One of the four bedrooms at 14 Oakley St, Manly.Ray White Manly selling agent Richard Myers said the fabric of the streetscape had historically lent itself to narrow 405sq m lots. “With this being on 810sq m with two titles, we will find that examples such as this will become even more highly desirable in the future once all of the larger blocks have been subdivided,” Mr Myers said. The home is close to public transport, shops and schools.last_img read more

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Professional Olympics

first_imgDo you remember when the Olympics were for the young amateur athletes?  This, obviously, is not the case today.  Most of the people who will compete this summer are being paid (some very handily) in their sport making them professionals.  The basketball team will likely be all professional players who make millions.  Only high school age or younger are truly amateurs in the Olympics today.Recently, Sugar Ray Leonard voiced his opposition to this practice in an article of Sports Illustrated.  I am with him.  I liked it a lot better when the athletes were truly amateurs.  Today in order to compete you must use the professionals.This will not keep me, however, from watching and enjoying the competition.  We are all rooting for Chris Giesting and Bryce Timonera to be a couple of those athletes.last_img read more

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Summer spending set to break record

first_img With three days remaining until Monday’s transfer deadline, professional services firm Deloitte has released data indicating that spending is already 15 per cent higher than at the same stage of last year’s window. As of Friday morning, clubs had spent an estimated £430million on players, £60million short of the final 2012 total of £490million. The record spend of £500million was recorded in 2008. One of the chief reasons for the increased spending is thought to be the competition’s new £5.5billion global television deals, which have taken effect this season. Dan Jones, partner in Deloitte’s specialist Sports Business Group, said: “This summer looks set to be a record for the Premier League in gross, and quite possibly also net transfer spending. “Clubs have already spent over £400million this summer and with several large deals looking close to completion and a number of clubs still expected to do significant business, we will likely see the £500million gross record broken by Tuesday morning. “In a potentially record summer, it is important to consider this level of spending in the wider financial context of the Premier League. “The 2013-14 season will be the first in which clubs will benefit financially from the increased broadcast deals and we are seeing this translate into increased spending. “However, transfer spending this summer is still likely to be less than the total incremental revenue clubs will receive from these new broadcast deals.” The highest fees paid so far are the reported £32million Chelsea paid for Willian this week and the £30million Manchester City spent on Fernandinho earlier in the summer. City have actually spent close to £90million with Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic also arriving at the Etihad Stadium. Premier League spending during the summer transfer window is poised to hit record levels this year. Press Association Tottenham have also been heavy spenders, paying out around £60million on Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Roberto Soldado and Etienne Capoue. An £8.5million deal for Vlad Chiriches and one for Erik Lamela – for a reported £25.7million – have also been completed since Deloitte published their analysis. Much of their spending is likely to be recouped however if and when Gareth Bale completes a move to Real Madrid. last_img read more

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Security Entities Renew Commitment to Respect Human Rights

first_imgParticipants review ideas to uphold human rights in their respective agencies.Over thirty senior representatives of security entities, including the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Liberia National Police (LNP) and Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) have renewed their commitment to ensure respect for and the protection of human rights.The representatives said respect for human rights have improved in their operations over the years, with the establishment of several mechanisms, such as Human Rights Sections, Human Rights Coordinators and other channels through which any rights violation can be reported and corrective actions taken.They renewed their commitment during a one-day technical and advisory support session for mentorship and enhanced human rights mainstreaming and promotion organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) in Liberia.The event was held at a resort over the weekend. The commander of LNP Emergency Response Unit (ERU), Francis A. Williams, said security officers should always exercise care in dealing with civilians and know where and when to apply force.Williams’ comment came shortly after a facilitator’s presentation on the topic, “Use of Force by Law Enforcement Officer: The Principle of Proportionality.” He said security officers should only use force when necessary, especially when they come in contact with somebody that possesses deadly objects, such as weapons.“As security personnel, you should use justifiable force that is reasonable, necessary and proportional. Do not be cruel and inhumane during arrest; don’t place suspects in the back of a pickup and step on them,” he warned.Williams also warned security officers against degrading those they arrest.He added, “You don’t have to demean suspects by placing them in a cell with feces, urine all on the floor, but to show respect for people you arrest.”The one-day working session was attended by senior representatives of security agencies, including the LNP, LIS, AFL, Independent National Commission on Human Rights and civil society organizations (CSOs).It is a series of working sessions meant to improve the overall human rights situation in the country, thus bringing together key individuals from all sectors, including the judiciary, security agencies and members of the Legislature.An official of the OHCHR, Madam Hilda Oyeleda, said the OHCHR is working globally to strengthen and promote protection of human rights based on a resolution from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).OHCHR, she said, is working to strengthen government and a wide range of stakeholders, including CSOs and key governance institutions in terms of promoting human rights.The OHCHR Liberia office, she said, is aligning country programs to promote human rights in collaboration with key stakeholders, government and CSOs.Interactions such as the one-day working session, Madam Oyeleda said, is meant to basically discuss the important topic of accountability and access to justice relating to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).“Such interactions cannot be held by one entity; we need to collectively put our efforts together to see how to address the issues of SGBV. I am happy for representation here today but wanted to have medical personnel, because they provide support in gathering evidence to assist prosecution,” she said.Madam Oyeleda then challenged the participants to discuss and come out with concrete and tangible actions to take back to their respective organizations, to respond to issues of SGBV.Adama K. Dempster, secretary-general of Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia, called on all actors of the network to achieve the goals of raising red flags on issues of human rights violations and at the same time helping to find solutions to these problems.Dempster’s comment was contained in a presentation on the topic, “Networking of CSOs, INCHR and Law Enforcement Actors on Human Rights Issues.”At the end of the one-day working session, participants agreed to have another working session through which they will strategize concrete actions in protecting issues of human rights.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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