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News story: Webinar 16 August – Sell to the Home Office


first_imgJoin this webinar with Lucy Moody, Commercial Manager at Home Office, to discover the types of products and services this large central government department is looking to buy, and how you, as a small business, can stand out and be noticed to become a supplier.Lucy is SME Champion at Home Office and works to support government’s ambition that £1 in every £3 is spent with SMEs by 2022. Home Office is committed to strengthening links with, and sales from, small firms. Find out more in this 30 minute presentation and conversation.Click here to register.last_img


Roseland Is Closing But Everyone’s Still Getting Naked! Broadway Bares Finds a New Home


first_img The 24th annual Broadway Bares will settle in at Hammerstein Ballroom located in the Manhattan Center on West 34th Street at 9:30PM and midnight on June 22. The sexy, near-naked fundraiser (created by Kinky Boots director Jerry Mitchell) that mixes burlesque and Broadway will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year’s event will be directed by frequent Bares stripper dancer Nick Kenkel, who clearly knows his stuff (see photo above or click here). But you don’t have to wait until June to see your favorite Broadway performers with their clothes off! On Sunday, January 26, you can enjoy the previously announced Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque at XL Nightclub. Directed by Michael Lee Scott, this year’s Winter Burlesque show is entitled Calendar Girl.  Need more encouragement to support this sexy cause? Check out the opening number of last year’s Bares, featuring Wicked’s Kyle Dean Massey and original Hedwig star Miriam Shor!  View Comments When last year’s news that Roseland Ballroom was getting razed made headlines, all the Broadway.com office could think and worry about was, “Where will all those Broadway chorus kids get naked?!” Worry no more… Broadway Bares has found a new home!last_img read more


QBE Housing Outlook: Gold Coast property prices tipped to soar in the next three years


first_imgHouse prices are tipped to rise most.“Given the greater rise in the supply of units, unit prices are projected to show slower growth, averaging 0.8 per cent per annum to take the median unit price to $435,000 over the same period.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoReal Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast director John Newlands believed the predictions were possible given the number of people who were expected to move to the city during the three year period.“That’s basically where that’s all stemming from,” he said.“If that is the case … people are going to need places to stay and supply and demand is going to push prices up.”He tipped suburbs like Ashmore, Carrara, Burleigh Waters and Hope Island to become more popular as people started to consider them central locations instead of outer areas. Property prices on the Gold Coast are expected to soar in the next few years.IT was a rough start to the year for the Gold Coast property market but its future is looking bright, according to new research.QBE Insurance has this week released its Australian Housing Outlook 2019-2022 report, which predicted the city’s median house ($625,000) and apartment ($425,000) prices would increase in the next three years.The report attributed population growth, a steady supply of infrastructure projects and a strong tourism industry to the expected rises.“House price growth to 2022 is expected to remain positive, albeit at a slower rate than the previous upturn at an average rate of 2.9 per cent per annum,” the report said.“This will take the median house price to $680,000 by June 2022. MORE NEWS: Luxury living in a new light With Melbourne’s median house price forecast to reach $810,000 and Sydney’s $1.04 million by June 2022, Mr Newlands said people would continue to move to the Coast.“Affordability here on the Gold Coast is still very good,” he said.Chief realestate.com.au economist Nerida Conisbee said while the Coast would be considered much cheaper than other cities, some buyers would need to reconsider their property plans.“We often do celebrate price increases but it’s never good for first home buyers … and upgraders,” she said.“With the Gold Coast, it will get more and more expensive over time because it’s a great place to live but also because it’s relatively constrained in its land.”“The land shortage will probably be a big issue.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29 MORE NEWS: Home fetches almost $1 million for charity at auctionlast_img read more


Dominica observes Drug Awareness Week


first_img Share 783 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Dominica observes Drug Awareness Week by: – November 21, 2011 Image via: tristat.comThe Drug Abuse Prevention Unit wants parents to take a more crucial role in the prevention of the use of drugs by minors.Drug awareness week is being observed in Dominica this week, under the theme “think health not drugs”.Head of the Drug Abuse Prevention Unit Jacinta Bannis is encouraging all schools to observe the celebration by participating in the various activities. “While all categories of drugs will be discussed, more focus will be placed on the danger associated with tobacco use. Schools are encouraged to incorporate the issue of substance use during assemblies, and in the teaching of subject…students are encouraged to write poems, create posters, perform short skits highlighting the dangers of drug use and abuse, they can always march around their schools and neighborhoods chanting slogans to send out their message against the dangers of drug use,” she said.Bannis said schools can also invite resource persons such as policemen, nurses, fire officers and other district officers to talk to students to help build their self esteem to refuse drugs.“Officers will be visiting school but we will not be able to go to all the schools. We also want parents to engage their children in discussing the topic. They can look at various sites on the internet as well. We believe that everyday should be drug awareness day in other to fight the drug around us,” she said.According to Bannis, a survey is currently being conducted to determine the prevalence of drug use in Dominica’s schools.She said the prevalence of drugs is high especially among the secondary schools on the island.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


Weather Eye: Most local rainfall totals below averages for November


first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. OK before we start talking weather, let’s review some rainfall from your friends and neighbors for November.Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 7.24 inches; Rob Starr, Cougar, 12.02 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lake Shore, 3.26 inches; Dave Campbell, one mile west of Heisson, 3.58 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 3.85 inches; Phil Delany, above Dole Valley, 8.60 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 3.75 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 4.20 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 3.50 inches; Matt Sloan, west Vancouver Heights, 1.91 inches; Bob Mode, Minnehaha, 3.07 inches; Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 3.70 inches; Murphy Dennis, Rawson Road near Clark Rifles, 6.41 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 4.31 inches; and Bill Sobolewski, Livingston Mountain, 6.49 inches. Our friend Roland Dersken in Vancouver, B.C., had 11.29 inches. The official rainfall for Vancouver USA was 2.37 inches, 3.54 inches below average.It was interesting to note that most weather observers had less rain than in October, while others had a little more. Most all were way below their averages for November. The heaviest amount, from Bob Starr in Cougar, was 12.02 inches but far less than his average of 20 inches. It appeared the bulk of November storms stayed to our north with Roland Dersken’s rainfall amount of over 11 inches in Vancouver, B.C. He said that may sound like a lot but it was only his 10th wettest in 45 years of weather observations.So far this month we are running at the same pace as October and November, with only 1.10 inches in the rain gauge here in Vancouver, which is 1.25 inches below average. We have more rain on the way the next week or so; hopefully we’ll end up with a more normal rainfall for the month.Snow will fall in the mountains but as we discussed earlier, the snow level will be going up and down much as it did on Monday, where it was snow then rain and back to snow at Timberline. The higher elevations should build snowpack while the pass elevations will build then melt. Farther north in the Cascades the snow is piling up heavier as we stay on the milder side of the storm track.last_img read more