Governor Wolf Statement on Orlando Shooting

first_img June 12, 2016 Governor Wolf Statement on Orlando Shooting Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: National Issues,  Orlando,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the shooting in Orlando, Florida:“Frances and I join with all Pennsylvanians in mourning the senseless deaths of at least 50 people in Orlando. This is a national tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, and all Floridians. “My administration, including the Pennsylvania State Police and Office of Homeland Security, is monitoring the situation and will respond swiftly to any threats to Pennsylvania. The state police will offer assistance to state and local law enforcement officials in Florida, and we stand ready to help if necessary. “Public safety remains the top priority of my administration. We must unite and work together to prevent these horrific acts of violence that are far too frequent in communities and places where residents should feel safe.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Retired couple keen to snap up big home on small block

first_img7 Marshall Avenue, Seven Hills.A retired Brisbane couple have forked out more than $1 million for a newly built home on a tiny 305sq m blockClass Real Estate selling agent John Kubatov said the couple paid $1,030,000 for the property at 7 Marshall Ave, Seven Hills. Mr Kubatov said he was surprised at the high level of interest in the home, which was built on a small block of land. The layout of the house was a drawcard.Mr Kirk lives next door and said he had watched the house being built from the get-go.Mr Kubatov received several offers on the property and said the new owners had attended almost every open home. 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 2020Inside the Seven Hills home.“The drawcard was that it was a high quality build,” Mr Kubatov said.“The layout worked really well. The location was good, it’s in a quiet street and you can walk to the coffee shops – it’s got that nice village feel to it.”The four-bedroom, five-bathroom architecturally design property was owned by Stuart Kirk, a project property development manager for SK2. last_img read more

Nearly half of Townsville properties selling at a loss

first_imgSELLERS in Townsville are feeling the pinch of the region’s struggling property market with nearly half of homes changing hands for less than what they were bought for. CoreLogic’s 2018 June Quarter Pain and Gain report shows that 47.1 of properties in Townsville sold at a loss.However, the rate of loss making sales is expected to fall as Townsville’s economy strengthens.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the amount of profitable sales in Townsville is expected to rise but it would take some time.“The economy is improving, we are seeing a lot of big infrastructure projects so I think things are certainly up,” he said.“I think they will fall but it will be quite a gradual process.”Townsville’s median house price is sitting at $332,000 as of June, after dropping .9 per cent in three months while units have dropped .3 per cent in the same period to $275,000.House in Townsville had less loss making sales at 42.3 per cent than units at 65.5 per cent.Despite Townsville’s high percentage of properties selling at a loss, several other Regional Queensland areas fared worse.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The Mackay/Isaac/Whitsunday region had 52.1 of houses and 57.4 per cent of units sell at a loss and Central Queensland has 49.4 per cent of houses and 62.7 per cent of units record losses.Mr Lawless said the high amount loss making sales was attributable to the ongoing weakness across the Townsville market.“Townsville’s, market has been tracking backwards for about four years and even though that rate has kind of evened off we haven’t seen the market move back to positive growth yet,” he said.“So there is a lot of people who bought into the market place even, seven, eight, nine, ten years ago where the value of property is either about what they paid for if not a little bit lower.”Mr Lawless said while sellers in Townsville were struggling to make a profit, it was a prime time to buy.“The silver lining is that buyers are benefiting from a substantial improvement in housing affordability.” he said.“With the local economy showing some signs of improving, we may be close to seeing the Townsville housing market move through the bottom of that has been a long and substantial down phase.”last_img read more

Japanese-Australian trio to study NSW LNG import terminal

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Jera)Japan’s Marubeni Corporation and Jera teamed up with Squadron Energy, a unit of Australia’s Minderoo Group, to conduct a joint feasibility study for an LNG import terminal in New South Wales. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct the joint study which will focus on a potential to develop an LNG import terminal at an existing port in NSW.The project would include chartering a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), construction of associated onshore and offshore facilities, and provision of gas to local customers in NSW.According to a joint statement, Marubeni and Jera together with Squadron, will undertake the study, which will include initiation of gas marketing in NSW as well as make soundings regarding procurement of LNG through Jera’s global network.Marubeni and Jera think that this project fits well with and will enhance the robust relationship between Australia and Japan, and will contribute to the availability of stable supplies of LNG not only in Australia and Japan but also in the Asia Pacific region.last_img read more

7 health benefits of drinking hot cocoa

first_img Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle 7 health benefits of drinking hot cocoa by: – March 3, 2015 Share Share 231 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Oh those clever Mayans. When they weren’t busy developing written languages, deciphering complicated astronomical systems and fending off conquistadores, they happened to invent sipping chocolate. Even if the Mesoamerican version was a spicy drink served cold, we can still thank them for having conceived of a drinkable cocoa concoction that has endured, in some form or another, for millennia. It wasn’t until the Spanish explorers brought chocolate back to Europe in the 16th century that sweetened warm versions of the elixir were consumed. Indeed, from the 16th to 19th centuries, hot chocolate was valued as a special drink, as well as taken as a medicine.Drinkable chocolate has been used for years to treat ailments and maladies. When chocolate made its way to France in the 17th century, it was used “to fight against fits of anger and bad moods.” Which wasn’t just the French being French, it was truly insightful, given that modern research has discovered that chocolate reduces levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly freaked out. Which begs the question: We keep hearing more and more about the health benefits of chocolate, can the same be applied to hot cocoa as well? As it turns out, the answer is a resounding yes.Research continues to show us that antioxidants help prevent cancer, heart disease, age-related macular degeneration and aging in general because they fight free radicals in the body. The trendy so-called super foods are the ones bursting with antioxidants — acai, goji berries, blueberries and pomegranate have become the super-food darlings. But antioxidants come in surprising forms too, like in vehicles once considered more vice than health food, such as coffee, red wine, and yes, chocolate. Which is one of the areas where chocolate, especially in the form of hot cocoa, shines. Here’s how.1. According to a study conducted at Cornell University, the antioxidant concentration in hot cocoa is almost twice as strong as red wine. Cocoa’s concentration was two to three times stronger than that of green tea and four to five times stronger than that of black tea.2. Professor Chang Yong Lee, the leader of the Cornell study, added that the “hot” in “hot chocolate” is important as well. More antioxidants are released when it’s heated up.3. A cup of hot cocoa contains 611 milligrams of the phenolic compound gallic acid equivalents (GAE) and 564 milligrams of the flavonoid epicatechin equivalents (ECE). The antioxidant gallic acid is used to treat internal hemorrhages, albuminuria (the presence of albumin in the urine, which can indicate kidney disease) and diabetes.4. Although a regular bar of chocolate has strong antioxidant activity, the health benefits may be outweighed because of the saturated fats present — cocoa generally has much less fat per serving compared to the 8 grams of fat in a standard chocolate bar.5. The flavonoids help your body process nitric oxide, which is why hot cocoa can improve blood flow, help lower your blood pressure and improve heart health.6. The flavonoids in hot chocolate also help prevent platelets in your blood from mingling together and forming clots.7. According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, drinking hot chocolate can help you think better too. The flavonoids increase the blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Since dementia is caused by a reduced flow of blood to the brain, researchers think it could be treated with cocoa.Now comes the tricky part. Commercial instant hot cocoa mixes are often more of an artificial monstrosity that may eradicate any good the cocoa may have to offer. One of the most popular mixes, for example, lists cocoa fifth on the list of ingredients, beneath the higher-level ingredients of sugar, corn syrup and a medley of vegetable oils.But not to worry, making your own healthy versions from scratch couldn’t be easier.last_img read more

Klopp names the club who will win the Champions League

first_img Liverpool travel to Spain to take on Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, but Klopp has earmarked Maurizio Sarri’s side to win the trophy come May. “Juventus were my favourites before the season started but obviously I don’t watch Italian football enough because I cannot work out why they are not 10 points ahead at the top of Serie A,” Klopp said per The Guardian. “They have the biggest squad I have ever seen in my life; quality players too, it’s crazy.” Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he thinks Juventus will win this season’s Champions League. The Liverpool boss has backed the Italians to go all the way in Europe and doesn’t understand how they’re not ’10 points clear in Serie A’. Loading… Juventus are currently top of Serie A by one point but Lazio and Inter Milan are hot on their heels. Klopp also went on to praise Premier League rivals Manhester City who are yet to win Europe’s elite competition. “The Bayern Munich squad is also massive, PSG are incredible when they are all fit, you can never discount Barcelona and let’s not forget Manchester City because the Champions League will be one of their big targets. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesIs This 1921 Cartoon The First Ever Meme?Truly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese SoilGreat Entertainer Became A Milestone In The History Of CensorshipThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical Read Also: Ighalo reveals who he will dedicate every goal scored at Man United “In the end the quality within a squad is not always the biggest difference; it’s more about who can find the right mood, show the most desire, be decisive in the right moment. And luck. To win anything you will need that for sure.” Liverpool are currently 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Norwich City. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I have no clue how far we can go but there’s no need to think about it yet because at the moment all we need to concentrate on is Atletico on Tuesday.” The 52-year-old doesn’t think his sides are favourites despite being current holders. “I have no clue if we can win the Champions League again but we should be ready to go for it,” he explained. “What I know and what we showed last year is that we can beat the best. It doesn’t mean we will, it just means we can, and that is the only thing I have to know. “There are so many strong teams out there you have to ready for the fight, then it’s about luck in certain moments to win anything.last_img read more

Zidane admits Jovic season likely over

first_img Loading… “He injured himself at home. It was unfortunate, obviously, because now it will keep him away from the pitch. read also:Zidane: Real Madrid have 11 finals to play in La Liga “We don’t know for how long for, but we’ll see. It’s bad news of course – we hope he is back as soon as possible and before the season is over.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has said Luka Jovic’s season is likely over. Zidane has defended Bale The Serbian forward broke his foot in May and Zidane was unable to guarantee he would be able to play again in what has been a disappointing first season at the Santiago Bernabeu for the former Eintracht Frankfurt star. “On (Eden) Hazard, I’m happy he’s back and fully fit, he has re-joined the group and he can play and help us. The bad news is Jovic’s injury,” he said.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFascinating Ceilings From Different Countries8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Farlast_img read more

Ighalo labelled ‘one of most positive surprises ever’

first_imgManchester United legend. Peter Schmeichel, has hailed Odion Ighalo, believing the Nigeria international deserved his loan extension. Few gave the 30-year-old a chance when he rocked up at Old Trafford on the final day of the January transfer window. But he’s made an instant impact at the Theatre of Dreams, scoring four goals from eight matches so far. Manchester United raised eyebrows across the world when they signed Ighalo on the final day of the January transfer window. The 30-year-old left Shanghai Shenhua in order to return to the Premier League, having previously played in the top flight with Watford. United had been hoping to sign Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg and many saw Ighalo as a downgrade on the Norway international, who instead joined Borussia Dortmund. But the Nigerian has silenced his critics and will now be at United until January 2021, after the club extended his loan spell. And Schmeichel, speaking exclusively to Express Sport, has hailed the former Watford striker for his impact so far. “I think he’s been one of the most positive surprises ever,” he said. “First of all his personality around the club, he’s been a revelation around the club. Everybody has tagged on and liked him straight away. “When you have that kind of personality, it changes the whole team. Someone who brings a laugh into the dressing room, rather than coming in grumpy or not saying anything. “It changes the dynamics. And what he’s done on the pitch, that really has surprised me. “I was kind of confused…because it was last day and it looked as if they were just needing and looking to bring someone in. “But that’s not the truth. And what he’s done is just fantastic. “And another thing as well, someone like him, all of his life the only thing he really wanted to achieve was to play for Manchester United. “Now that has been cut short by circumstances that are out of everybody’s control. And for what he’s done, in the very few games he’s ended up playing, it would have been heartbreaking if that was to stop. “I think he might not be a starter but he might be somebody you can throw into the mix. You’ve seen him in the Europa League, like Ole himself, he can come on and change a game. “Nobody, nobody, knows that better than the Manchester United manager. The value of having someone on the bench who can change a game, so I’m really happy about that.” read also:Ighalo: Manchester United, Watford, NFF, and CAF celebrate Nigerian star Another player United brought to Old Trafford in January was Bruno Fernandes. And the Portugal international has made a stunning start to life at the Theatre of Dreams, winning round fans with his blockbuster displays. Fernandes is expected to be the first name on United’s team-sheet when they face Tottenham on Friday night (8.15pm). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

Clarke out to spoil Fergie’s party

first_imgWest Brom boss Steve Clarke has urged his side to spoil Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement party against Manchester United on Sunday. Albion have already achieved their best Barclays Premier League finish and are aiming to finish in the top eight. Clarke’s men have the chance to end the season in style on Sunday by beating the champions in Ferguson’s final match before retirement and the Scot is insistent they give a good showing at The Hawthorns. Clarke said: “Our party will be with our supporters at the end of the game when the players get the chance to thank the fans and the fans get the chance to thank the players for the season. That’s the only party we’re interested in and we’ll do what we can to finish on a high.” He added: “We started the season on a high by beating Liverpool and we want to finish on a high against the champions. I’d be surprised if Sir Alex was just there to celebrate his last match as a manager. It’s about competition and that’s what he’ll be there for.” Clarke admitted the 4-0 defeat by Norwich last weekend was hard to take and wants more from his men this weekend. “I’m not hoping for a response, I know I will get one,” he said. “This is a group of players who know how to respond to adversity and know how to get results in the Premier League. That’s why they are where they are in the table. “Everybody is saying about the bad run we’re on but you have to have a sense of perspective about what we’re doing at this club, and that is achieving year-on-year improvement. “It reflects well on everyone. The club has a plan and we know how to work. We’re trying to build slowly. It’s no secret about how we do it, we’re not a club to go round throwing lots of money about. We have to be clever and careful how we build the squad and that’s how we have to do it again this summer. “The job next year is to ensure that that improvement continues.” Clarke, whose side currently sit eighth with 48 points, added: “We’ve been stuck a bit, chasing that target of 50 points. I think for us the season started to peter out when we realised the top six and Europa League were beyond our grasp and the squad was stretched a bit much for us.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

PBC Judge Orders Patriot’s Bob Kraft to Appear in Court

first_imgA Palm Beach County judge said he will require NFL owner Robert Kraft to appear in a Palm Beach County courtroom later this month on two misdemeanor prostitution charges.The judge set a May 27 trial date and a calendar call May 21 and Judge Hanser says he wants Kraft to show up for that.JUST IN: A judge ruled today that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft must appear at the next court hearing in his prostitution case.— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) May 1, 2019 Judge Leonard Hanser’s decision to require Kraft’s court appearance came at the conclusion of two-and-a half days of testimony in Kraft’s motion to suppress the surreptitiously recorded video evidence.Kraft’s attorneys maintain the video was illegally obtained. Judge Hanser said he will rule later on Kraft’s motion to have the video suppressed.last_img read more