Neale Whitaker rescues home stuck in reno limbo

first_img MORE: Growth star suburbs revealed The old laundry area. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan. The new sleek laundry zone downstairs. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.“You probably could simply do underneath and finish this house quite easily,” Mr Winter told Karen, who countered “that’s true, except every renovation we’ve done here has been a battle”.Battle scarred and weary, they were happy to hand over the project to Mr Whitaker to take control of the renovation of the downstairs area. Richlister’s best property advice ever A new living zone with barn doors opening to a master bedroom. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.Mr Whitaker said the job was “quite a challenge because I feel that my job is to finish off two decades of unfinished renovation”.“You’ve got a laundry with benefits here, I think that’s how we’d describe this.”The result saw Karen shed tears: “I never thought I’d see the day (it would be finished).” – Foxtel’s Love It Or List It screens Wednesdays at 8.30pm AEDT or 7.30pm QLD; stream new episodes every week or watch on Lifestyle. A new kitchenette was added. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.Mr Winter was more concerned with what the budget would be if they were to list the finished renovation project and buy elsewhere: The answer was $1.2 million for “a more flat block”, four bedrooms, preferably without stairs and the family was “quite flexible on location”. But that did not take into account the downstairs portion of the property, which was the focus of episode eight of Love It or List It midweek on Foxtel.The owners, Karen and Darrel, told Mr Whitaker and co-host Andrew Winter that they did not argue very often but when they do it was always to do with either selling or renovating the property. More than $9m splashed on bare blockcenter_img The downstairs area before where the laundry should have been. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan. Part of the same space after Neale Whitaker was done with it. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.She wants to sell up and leave, he wants to finish the renovation they started 16 years ago – and both have been traumatised by construction nightmares along the way.They had bought the property 19 years ago for $185,000, and in its unfinished state it was apparently worth $900,000, the show heard.“They’ve done all the hard work, spent the money and just not finished it,” Mr Winter said.Mr Whitaker can see potential to make the home a great space for family. “They can double their footprint down here” he said of the downstairs. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Looking at the unfinished downstairs area before the show. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan. The same space afterwards, split into veranda and living zones. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoHe had a “not insubstantial” budget of $200,000 to do so, with which he promised to “double the footprint” of the home.The must haves were a laundry, internal access, a second living area, a bedroom and an ensuite downstairs. Foxtel’s Love It Or List It co-hosts Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker in the Tarragindi home post renovation. Picture: Foxtel/Alanna Jayne McTiernan.Television celebrity and interior designer Neale Whitaker has rescued a Queensland home that was stuck in renovation limbo for 16 years.The owners of the home had renovated the upstairs portion of the property over the years – and did such a good design job that even Mr Whitaker thought there was nothing to be done on site. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Man killed during testing at Regatta

first_imgBoat similar to Beatty’s model.Madison, IN—A vintage hydroplane driver was killed during testing Saturday at the Madison Regatta.Rick Beatty, owner and driver of the H-202 Heavy Duty hit a wake during exhibition laps on the Ohio River Saturday and was ejected from the boat. According to officials, the driver was pulled from the water by safety and rescue personnel, who could not find a pulse. EMT’s administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation en route to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison where he was pronounced deceased.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have fired coach Nate McMillan, two weeks after announcing he would keep the job for two more years. Team officials made the announcement less than 48 hours after the Pacers suffered their second straight sweep in the first round of the playoffs.The decision was a surprise, given the Aug. 12 announcement by president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard that McMillan had been given a one-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. At the time, Pritchard cited McMillan’s ability to overcome major injuries — like the one that kept Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) out for 12 months — and personnel changes, such as the trade of All-Star forward Paul George.McMillan went 183-136 in four seasons with the Pacers, going to the playoffs each season. But Indiana never reached the second round and endured the first three four-game sweeps in the franchise’s NBA history. McMillan was just 3-16 with Indiana in the postseason.McMillan finished his tenure with Indiana ranked No. 3 in victories in the team’s NBA history.MLB-YANKEES-GIANTS TRADE PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSMickelson gets wire-to-wire win in PGA Tour Champions debutRIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Phil Mickelson closed with a 5-under 66 to reach 22 under, leaving him three shots clear of Tim Petrovic and giving him a wire-to-wire win in his debut on the PGA Tour Champions.Mickelson became the 20th player to win on the 50-and-over tour in his first start. He also earned some much-needed confidence after a missed cut at The Northern Trust knocked him from the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Mickelson is trying to fine-tune his game for the U.S. The three-round tournament in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri may prove to be even more important if the wildfires are still raging in California. The Safeway Open will take place at Silverado in Napa, and Mickelson expressed the same fear as tournament organizers that the event could be affected. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-RACIAL INJUSTICEBucks players don’t take the court for NBA playoff gameLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t take the floor for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic. PGA-WOODS EXHIBITIONWoods to host TV match at Missouri public course he designedOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Tiger Woods is unveiling his first public golf course design with an exhibition that will be the closest golf gets to a Ryder Cup match this year.The Payne’s Valley Cup will be played Sept. 22, the Tuesday after the U.S. Open, at Payne’s Valley Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri.Woods and Justin Thomas will be the U.S. team that takes on Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose of Europe. The 18-hole match will be televised live on Golf Channel with players wearing mics. It will feature elements of the Ryder Cup, with a mix of foursomes, fourballs and singles. Yankees acquire veteran catcher Brantly from Giants for $1ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Yankees have acquired catcher Rob Brantly from the San Francisco Giants. The Yankees paid only $1 for Brantly in the deal announced on Wednesday.The 31-year-old Brantly, a career .228 hitter in six seasons, had no hits in three at-bats in his only game with the Giants this season. He also appeared in only one game in 2019, with Philadelphia. Brantly provides catching depth for the Yankees and will report to the team’s alternate training site.Brantley made his major league debut with the Marlins in 2013. He played for the Chicago White Sox in 2015 and 2017. He was with the Giants this spring as a non-roster invitee. He was designated for assignment on July 28 and assigned to the Giants’ alternate site on Aug. 1. The Coyotes already didn’t have a first-round pick this year after trading it to New Jersey for winger Taylor Hall, a pending free agent. They gave up their third-rounder 14 months ago to acquire forward Carl Soderberg.In other NHL news:— St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko will undergo surgery on his left shoulder once again and won’t be evaluated for another five months. It will be Tarasenko’s third operation on that shoulder in the past two and a half years. He’s now in danger of missing the start of the next NHL season after missing a vast majority of this past season following surgery in October. General manager Doug Armstrong says there’s concern because of how many times Tarasenko has had the same shoulder surgically repaired. NFL-NEWSBears RB Montgomery limps off practice field UNDATED (AP) — Bears running back David Montgomery limped off the field at practice Wednesday after injuring his groin when making a cut on a running play.Montgomery, a second-year pro who is expected to carry much of the load in the running game, went down in a non-contact drill. After he took a handoff from Mitch Trubisky and ran to his left, Montgomery fell as he cut. He later was carted to Halas Hall to be examined by the medical staff.Coach Matt Nagy said it was uncertain how severe the injury is.Montgomery had a solid rookie season, rushing for 889 yards and six touchdowns. He also made 25 receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown. In other NFL news: The teams were set to begin Game 5 of their series shortly after 4 p.m. EDT, with the Bucks needing a win to advance to the second round.Players had been discussing boycotting games in the bubble after the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. More discussions were expected Wednesday, but even before that the Bucks apparently decided they would act.Magic players and referees were on the floor for the game but Milwaukee never took the floor. Eventually everyone else left and the arena staff soon took the balls, towels and tags that go on player chairs back inside.NBA-PACERS-MCMILLAN FIREDPacers fire McMillan following 2nd straight 1st-round sweep August 26, 2020 Associated Press Mostly, though, it’s a chance to show off the first public course of TGR Design. The other courses from his design group have been either private or resort courses. This one is a tribute to Payne Stewart, the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash in 1999, a month after the U.S. won the Ryder Cup at Brookline.US OPEN-NISHIKORI OUTKei Nishikori now negative for COVID-19 but out of US OpenNEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori (kay nih-shih-KOHR’-ee), the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up, said he tested negative for COVID-19 after having two positive tests but still decided to withdraw from the Grand Slam tournament that begins next week.Nishikori wrote Wednesday on his mobile app that he is ready to “slowly” return to practice — but not prepared to compete in best-of-five-set matches. — The New York Giants secondary has taken a big hit with second-round draft pick Xavier McKinney scheduled for surgery after breaking his left foot. The Giants announced the injury Wednesday, just minutes before the team was to start a training camp practice at MetLife Stadium. The club also said linebacker David Mayo will need knee surgery. The team didn’t say when the injuries happened but the players were at practice yesterday.— Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander has been charged with misdemeanor battery after deputies say he beat up a man shortly after returning to Florida to help search for his missing father. Alexander and another man were arrested by Collier County sheriff’s deputies last night, not long after Alexander arrived in southwest Florida where he grew up and his family still lives in the small farming community of Immokalee (ih-MAHK’-ah-lee). Alexander’s father, Jean Alexandre, disappeared Monday while allegedly on a berry-picking trip with another man. Bail for the men was set at $2,000 each at a Wednesday afternoon court hearing, and they were later released.— Le’Veon (LAY’-vee-ohn) Bell was pulled out of the New York Jets’ scrimmage practice Wednesday as a precaution because coach Adam Gase said the star running back’s hamstrings felt “a little tight.” An apparently unhappy Bell took to social media shortly after the coach’s video call and declared he’s totally fine. — The Cleveland Browns still don’t know if they’ll have fans at games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in case they do, the team has sent a letter to season ticket holders outlining plans and protocols that will be in place at FirstEnergy Stadium. All fans will be required to wear masks and there will be a four-quadrant system in the 65,000-seat stadium to keep fans safely separated. The Browns will have pregame health screenings and fans will enter through a dedicated gate close to their seats before sitting in pods of 1 to 10 people. There is still a chance the Browns will admit a limited number of fans when they open at home on Sept. 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have created an executive position to lead the organization’s social responsibility mission. The small-market franchise named T-Neisha Tate its vice president of social responsibility and impact. She is responsible for directing the team’s desire to emphasize respect and to inspire and unify players, staff and fans to make a positive, meaningful impact on the community. Jacksonville has the NFL’s only minority owner, Shad Khan. Tate says her goal “is to be a role model for every Black and brown girl and woman whose possibilities and potential have yet to be realized.” NHL-NEWSNHL strips Coyotes of 2 picks for violating combine policyUNDATED (AP) — The NHL on Wednesday stripped the Arizona Coyotes of their 2020 second-round pick and 2021 first-round pick for violating the scouting combine policy by conducting physical tests of draft-eligible players.Commissioner Gary Bettman determined the organization broke the rules by physically testing prospects outside of the combine. Bettman decided to use his powers to take away draft picks rather than impose a fine of $250,000 or more “given the specific circumstances of this case.” The NHL Constitution gives him the ability to deprive a team of draft picks if conduct is found to affect the competitive aspects of the game.The league opted not to discipline any individual members of the organization involved in the situation because Bettman believes it was gross negligence rather than intentional wrongdoing. The U.S. Open, on the hard courts at Flushing Meadows, ends on Sept. 13. Then the tennis tour shifts to red clay in Europe, with tuneup tournaments planned ahead of the scheduled start of the French Open on Sept. 27.Nishikori said last Friday he tested positive for COVID-19 a second time and had “very minimal symptoms.”The 30-year-old from Japan has been ranked as high as No. 4 and is currently No. 31, which would have put him in line to be seeded for the U.S. Open. Nishikori lost in the 2014 final at Flushing Meadows to Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) and was also a semifinalist in New York in 2016 and 2018.last_img read more

NPFL: MFM FC Beats El-Kanemi to Secure Back-to-Back Win

first_imgChijioke Akuneto’s 14th minute goal helped Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC to secure another victory over El-Kanemi Warriors yesterday in a Match-day 23 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League at the Agege Stadium after their away win against FC Ifeanyiubah in Nnewi last Sunday.El-Kanemi Warriors started the game brightly, with Michael Ohanu injecting urgency to his team’s play. The former Kwara United man teed up Anthonio Dasusa, whose pot-shot from outside the box went wide in the first 10 minutes.The hosts improved remarkably after El-Kanemi’s early dominance, with Onuwa Chukwuka adding bite to his team’s drive going forward. The pressure from the Olukoya Boys eventually paid off in the 14th minute when Akuneto flicked home Stanley Okorom’s cross. MFM FC tried to double their lead, with Nojeem Akinyemi going close on two occasions as the first-half ended 1-0.MFM started the second-half with great intent, looking to add to the scoreline. Onuwa released Julius Oriyomi with a lovely defence-splitting pass in the 51st-minute, but the midfielder over-hit his effort in a one-on-one situation with El-Kanemi goalkeeper, George Michael.El-Kanemi took charge of the game after that as they piled the pressure in search for an equaliserOhanu went close after weaving in between two MFM defenders before firing over the bar and substitute Afolabi Abdulwaheed long range went wide.The Olukoya Boys still occupy the 11th spot on the log with 33 points from 24 games as we head for the 2018 World Cup break.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor Josh Radnor highlights mental health

first_imgActor and songwriter Josh Radnor performed three songs from his band Radnor & Lee and discussed how songwriting has become another creative outlet for him.  (Aamani Ponnekanti | Daily Trojan) Students also asked Radnor how to deal with feelings of self-doubt and tackling career transitions. The actor emphasized the significance of finding a mentor to build confidence and accepting the inevitable struggles of adulthood.  “A lot of people have the talent to be a professional actor; not everyone has the stomach,” Radnor said.  Many attendees asked Radnor about his most famous role as Ted Mosby from “How I Met Your Mother.” While Radnor said he appreciated his time on the show and the opportunities it provided him, he wishes fans could separate his identity from the sitcom personality. But, the actor still cherishes the enthusiasm and joy the series continues to provide its fans. “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor discussed his struggles with mental health and his success in the entertainment industry at Bovard Auditorium Thursday evening. Starting the event by passing out complimentary snacks to attendees, Radnor casually fielded questions from audience members.  “I don’t know a single person that has just an single uninterrupted rollercoaster of ‘this is only getting better,’” Radnor said. “It just doesn’t happen that way.”  Radnor was invited by the Academic Culture Assembly as the final speaker for Mental Health Awareness Month. He detailed his struggles with depression during the first few seasons of “How I Met Your Mother” and how celebrity status brought little fulfillment to his life. Radnor attributed multiple shamanic trips to Brazil, where he drank the hallucinogenic brew Ayahuasca, as an important turning point in his mental well-being.  “I don’t know what I did or what we did to have made a show that has a certain antidepressant quality to it, but it’s unbelievable,” Radnor said.center_img  “There was something about being demolished or bowing at the feet of that enormous medicine … It really gave me some sense of something much bigger than what was happening on CBS,” Radnor said.  Radnor does not recommend Ayahuasca for everyone but discussed the importance of therapy and meditation for improving his mental health.   For the theatre majors in the audience, Radnor recounted stories of failed acting endeavors and doled out advice on the need for perseverance in the entertainment industry. Radnor also spoke about how his love of stories translated into songwriting. After starting the band Radnor & Lee in 2016, music has become another creative outlet for the actor and director. He performed three of the duo’s songs at the lecture, including “Goodbye House” and “Apocalyptic Love Song.” Taylor Tryon, a junior majoring in economics, attended the event and found that, while tailored more toward creatives, Radnor’s advice on success was applicable to her own life. “The idea to just kind of keep centered and focused, and what’s meant for you will come, and what’s not won’t and that you just have to be along for the journey,” Tryon said.last_img read more

Davis and Dawson out for rest of season

first_imgTrojans are dropping like flies.Freshman tailback Justin Davis and junior linebacker Lamar Dawson were officially declared to be out for the season by interim head coach Ed Orgeron after practice on Wednesday, adding to the laundry list of USC injuries. Consequently, Orgeron has been forced to tone down the physicality during practice.Down and out · USC tailback Justin Davis will be sidelined for the rest of his freshman year after suffering a severe ankle injury. Davis averaged 6.8 yards per carry while leading the Trojans in rushing touchdowns (6).Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan“We just have to practice smart,” said Orgeron about the injuries. “That’s part of football; it’s going to happen.”Davis had an operation on his ankle this week and is recovering at the hospital with family. Davis is out for the season.Dawson suffered a severe knee injury yesterday during practice and will likely have to get surgery.“[Redshirt sophomore linebacker] Anthony Sarao, [freshman linebacker] Quinton Powell and [freshman linebacker] Michael Hutchings and those guys are going to step up and be ready for the call,” said Orgeron.After pushing Dawson for playing time the entire season, Sarao will get his chance to start with Dawson out.“I prepare for every game the same. It doesn’t matter if you’re starting or not, you have to prepare like a starter,” Sarao said.Redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey has yet to practice this week. With him out, it looks like freshman Leon McQuay III will be starting at nickel safety, taking lessons from the veterans at his position.“[Redshirt junior cornerback] Josh Shaw and Dion Bailey are always quizzing me,” McQuay said.McQuay has seen limited minutes this season, mainly playing on special teams. He will have big shoes to fill this Saturday.With Shaw making the move back to corner, senior Demetrius Wright will also see increased reps at safety on Saturday.Redshirt sophomore tailback Tre Madden’s status is uncertain, and the Trojans still have unanswered questions with tight ends Xavier Grimble, Randall Telfer and Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick all injured.“We don’t know exactly who’s going to play tight end, but we still have a whole two or three days left,” said Orgeron.Walk-on running back Taylor Ross suffered a leg injury yesterday and had to have paramedics transport him to the hospital. Fortunately, Orgeron says Ross underwent surgery and is recovering well.Orgeron in a tough predicament in just his third game as interim head coach, but he remains optimistic.“I think we’re in good shape,” Orgeron said. “Somebody’s going to show up and someone’s going to get take the opportunity and play very well this week. I’m sure of that.”Corner or Safety?Josh Shaw has played both corner and safety during this season, playing the former against Notre Dame. But as a result of the lack of productivity at cornerback versus the Irish, Shaw is switching back to corner.“We really struggled at the cornerback position, but when he was there we weren’t struggling,” Orgeron said about the switch. “We feel that with some offenses he might have to play cornerback with some offenses he might have to play safety.”Shaw admitted that he has not completely been able to get into a rhythm at either position since he has moved so much.“I’m getting more and more used to it,” Shaw said. “At times it can be difficult since I’m playing safety for two weeks then corner then back to safety then back to corner.”He has been practicing back at corner since Monday.  Despite the constant changes, he has a positive outlook on the situation.“I welcome it,” Shaw said. “I think it’s only going to help me in the long run and for right now it’s what’s best for the team so I’m all for it.”His flexibility has made him a healthy asset to the Trojans’ defense. Since moving to safety, he was nicknamed the quarterback of the defense, exercising his leadership on the field.“I’ve been telling the group, it has to become personal at some point when someone’s catching the ball on you,” Shaw said. “No more, ‘we’ll get it next time.’ We have to go out there and establish what we want to do from play one.”Kicking CompetitionAfter junior kicker Andre Heidari faltered in last week’s game against Notre Dame missing two field goal attempts, his lackluster performance opened up the kicking competition to walk-ons sophomore Alex Wood and redshirt junior Craig McMahon. The trio have been tested on fundamentals and game situations.But Heidari said it’s not as much about technique and fundamentals as it is about mental issues for him.“It’s 90 percent mental and 10 percent technique and everything else,” Heidari said. “I’m like a golfer who’s lost his swing.”Heidari suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during the Hawaii game last season and underwent surgery.But he said it has nothing to do with his health; he is just “in a funk.”“When you come to USC, it’s about competition,” Heidari said.That is exactly what Heidari has on his hands for the starting position going into Saturday’s game.Orgeron said he is leaving it up to special teams coordinator John Baxter, and the two will discuss Friday who has emerged out of the three.last_img read more

Football kickoff times set for 2017-2018 season

first_imgAfter a successful, Rose Bowl-winning 2016 season, kickoff times for five of USC’s 2017 football games are officially set. USC is currently riding a nine-game win streak and finished last season ranked third in the nation.The Trojans start this season with three consecutive home games. Though the team lost key components to the NFL Draft over the offseason, such as cornerback Adoree’ Jackson and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, the team will return a combined 14 starters. The veteran core will play an important role all season, especially during the three-game homestand that begins what could be a promising season.USC kicks off the season with an early afternoon, 2:15 p.m. game against the Western Michigan Broncos on September 2, on the Pac-12 network.  The Broncos are coming off a season in which they finished 13-1. The team’s sole loss came after it secured a well-earned berth in the Cotton Bowl, during which it fell just short against Wisconsin.That game will be followed by two more home contests, set for 5:30 p.m. kickoffs on FOX.  First up is a Pac-12 game against rival Stanford on Sept. 9, as USC looks to snap a three-game losing streak to the Cardinal.The following week, the Trojans host Texas under new head coach Tom Herman on Sept. 16. It’ll be the first time the Longhorns play USC at the Coliseum in 40 years — and the first time the two programs square off since the famous 2005 BCS National Championship Game, in which the Trojans fell just short of a third consecutive national title in a last-minute heartbreaker. The Trojans will then play Washington State on the road at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, which will be aired on ESPN.The start time for USC’s annual crosstown rivalry game against UCLA has not been set yet, but the Trojans do have a game time for Notre Dame, who they’ll play on the road this fall. That game will kick off on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. on NBC.  USC’s remaining seven games will have their kickoff times revealed roughly a week or two before game day.last_img read more

Tipp crowned minor camogie All-Ireland champions

first_imgThis is Tipp’s first All-Ireland victory at this grade since 2011. The Premier County defeated Galway 4-9 to 2-6 in the replay of the competition decider, which was played at St Brendan’s Park in Birr.Orla O’Dwyer, who was named player of the match, notched 1-5 for the victors.Caoimhe Purdue (2-0), Sinéad Meagher (1-0), Sinéad Buckley (0-2), Grace O’Brien (0-1) and Keeley Linehan (0-1) were the other scorers for Bill Mullanne’s side.last_img

Player welfare a major concern for Tipp management team

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM 2018 is going to be a very demanding year for intercounty players.That’s the view of new Tipp goalkeeping coach Ken Dunne who says the top players won’t have a break during the lengthy season.Tipp play their national league opener in Ennis on January 28th and will continue with a busy schedule throughout the spring and summer. The Toomevara native told Tipp FM Sport that managing the players wisely is going to be very important.last_img

CARICOM reiterates commitment to Petion Ville Declaration

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has reiterated its commitment to the Pétion Ville Declaration which was formulated in 2013 in Haiti by the regional governments to work closely with the disabled community.In a statement to mark the observance of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, CARICOM’s Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development Dr. Douglas Slater, said the declaration is the commitment given by regional governments to address, with renewed energy and dedication, the development of legal frameworks at the national level to give effect to the commitments made through their adherence to international and regional instruments to promote and protect the rights and needs of persons with disabilities.According to Dr. Slater, the implementation of the Pétion Ville Declaration “will not only contribute towards the achievement of a number of the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to building Social Resilience, a strategic priority of the Caribbean Community’s Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019.”The Assistant Secretary-General noted the CARICOM Rapporteur on Disabilities, in fulfilling its mandate, will facilitate, on a fast track, a number of actions necessary for achieving the goals embedded in this year’s theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and by extension advance the establishment of a   of a disability-inclusive society, for all in CARICOM Member States.On   September 22, the 35th Council for Human and Social Development endorsed the appointment of a CARICOM Rapporteur on Disabilities.   This appointment represents the culmination of a series of actions undertaken in response to a specific mandate, issued by the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government at its Thirty-Fourth meeting in July 2013 that priority attention be given to the concerns of persons with disabilities.  In accordance with this decision, a high Level Ministerial Meeting on People with Disabilities was held 5- 6 December, 2013, in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, to further discuss the issues affecting people with disabilities.last_img read more