first_imgFood District is preparing to open on November 8th as part of the Pointe on Palm Jumeriah. The two-storey, licensed dining hub in Dubai will welcome 13 homegrown concepts all under one roof – the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates.- Advertisement – OlderSofitel Dubai the Obelisk opens in Dubai- Advertisement – – Advertisement – This indoor and terrace location boasts front-row views of the largest dancing fountains in the world, the Palm Fountains, together with Atlantis vistas.The first floor showcases ten dine-in brands from trend-setting Dubai-based chefs, restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs, alongside two licensed bars. Meanwhile, the ground level houses an artisan coffee and café concept, with sandwiches, pastries and a gelato stall.- Advertisement – This new one-stop, dine-in food market offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, paired with wine, spirits and cocktails from the following specialty vendors, each helming their own booth.Food take-out through Deliveroo is also available. Customers scan QR code menus to choose dishes, paying at the respective vendor.last_img read more

first_imgThe garden terrace apartments at Banc, Toowong.Brisbane downsizers are exchanging their family homes for luxury apartments as they seek out a “lock and go” lifestyle that better caters to their next stage of life.Place Kangaroo Point agent Deb Maguire said the past year had seen a trend emerge where downsizers were being drawn to the prestige apartment sector.“A lot of my business is the increasing baby boomer’s market where a house has become too much and they’re looking for a property that gives them the freedom to travel,” Ms Maguire explained..“At the same time, they’re seeking quality, with extra features like large living spaces, views, wine cellars and lifts.” Ms Maguire said apartment buildings that had attracted recent baby boomer interest included Haven at Newstead and Banc at Toowong. In total, Ms Maguire has handled 22 transactions at Haven and 26 at Banc.“I had quite a few buyers at Haven who purchased penthouse apartments on the top five floors then amalgamated them into large four-bedroom apartments with floor space of up to 350sq m and views.” The premium apartments came with a price tag between $2.25 million and $3.4 million.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“Buyers are used to quality in their home environment, and use the proceeds of the sale of their home to fund their new purchase while keeping some cash in the kitty,” Ms Maguire said. The Haven project in Newstead..At Banc, the apartments have a price point between $1.39 million and $3.25 million, and Ms Maguire said downsizers were attracted to the finish quality and the river view.“These apartments have all the bells and whistles – travertine finishes, high-end appliances, automated lighting, air-conditioning, the security of a private foyer, a wine cellar and a wine tasting room.Place Projects director of Residential Research Lachlan Walker agreed inquiry levels from baby boomers and retirees had picked up in the high-level, boutique-style living sector.“We have a lot of baby boomers in Queensland who have held property a long time and are now looking to make a lifestyle change,” Mr Walker said. Place research indicates 24,000 people moved to Brisbane from interstate in the past 12 months, with 21.3 per cent of those aged over 50.last_img read more

first_img The Saints may feel aggrieved they did not leave south Wales with all three points after Adam Lallana had an effort ruled out for handball following an error by Michel Vorm just before half-time. Nathan Dyer went closest for the hosts as Maya Yoshida cleared his effort off the line, but in truth neither side showed sufficient quality in the final third to craft a winner in what was, for large parts, a tepid game. Press Association Southampton edged closer to Premier League survival as they ground out a goalless draw in a lacklustre encounter at Swansea.center_img Not that Southampton will mind too much. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are now eight points clear of the drop zone, and are well-placed to secure survival having been written off in some quarters at the start of the season. Swansea made a promising start, with their movement causing the visitors problems without creating any clear-cut opportunities. The best early chance fell to Jonathan de Guzman. Pablo Hernandez’s pull-back fell behind Michu to the Dutch international, but several Southampton defenders were out quickly to block. Luke Moore then narrowly failed to get on the end of Dyer’s cross as Saints struggled for a foothold in the early going. But Pochettino’s men grew into the game, with the industrious Jack Cork forcing Vorm into the game’s first save with a hopeful effort from the edge of the box. Vorm made an excellent stop to deny Jay Rodriguez after 25 minutes, getting down low to hold the volley after Rickie Lambert had teed up his colleague. Vorm continued to be the busier goalkeeper and had to be at full stretch to deny Lambert his 15th goal of the season, the Dutchman tipping over a free-kick that was arrowing into the top corner. But the keeper blotted his copybook seconds later, failing to hold a simple Rodriguez cross for Lallana to bundle in, only for the whistle to go for handball against the Saints midfielder. Hernandez engineered another promising situation on the hour as he skipped past Nathaniel Clyne and put a teasing ball across the six-yard box, but there were no white shirts lurking to tap in. Swansea went closer still six minutes later. Lallana let the ball run loose inside his own area and Michu pounced to set up Dyer, but Yoshida got himself in the right place to clear off the line. Southampton dropped ever deeper and packed the midfield as the pressure increased and Daniel Fox survived an ambitious handball appeal as he blocked substitute Ki Sung-yueng’s volley. Artur Boruc then made two excellent saves as he denied De Guzman and Dyer when the pair were in on goal. And with time running out the visitors almost snatched a winner. Ki was muscled off the ball by Steven Davis, but Vorm sharply held Emmanuel Mayuka’s effort. last_img read more

first_img Getty Images Women’s World Cup 2019 underdogs As with every major competition, teams who are odds-on favourites are mirrored by underdogs and dark horses to upset the established hierarchy, and this summer’s tournament in France is sure to be an exciting spectacle.So who are the favourites to win the 2019 Women’s World Cup? Goal takes a look at the contenders for the highest prize in women’s football.Favourites to win the 2019 Women’s World CupThe USWNT are firm favourites to retain the trophy, and are now the frontrunners after their 2-1 victory over host nation France in the quarter-finals to set up a meeting with England.Jill Ellis’ team are now priced at odds of 3/4  to clinch their third World Cup title according to bet365 following a thrilling start to their title defence, annihilating Thailand 13-0 in their opening game and defeating Chile 3-0 in their second group game.Alex Morgan scored five goals for her side and the USWNT set a record for the largest margin of victory in World Cup history, men’s or women’s, in addition to a slew of other feats. The 29-year-old scored the USA’s first, fifth, eighth, 10th and 12th goals, becoming just the second player in the history of the Women’s World Cup to net five goals in a single game. She also became the fourth USWNT player in history to score a hat-trick in a single World Cup match, joining Carli Lloyd, Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings.Veteran forward Lloyd broke a record of her own, setting a tournament record after scoring in her sixth consecutive game against Chile . Phil Neville’s  England team have emerged as considerable favourites following their victorious 2019 SheBelieves Cup win, and are now backed by odds of 4/1 to win this year’s tournament. The Lionesses were the first team to book their place in the semi-finals after beating perennial challengers Norway.Women’s World Cup 2019 outsiders Getty Images Getty Images The Netherlands’ women’s team are priced at 9/1 to win the 2019 World Cup, a year after their male counterparts failed to even qualify for the 2018 tournament. The Dutch side finished second in their qualification group and won six of their games, drawing and losing one fixture before beating Denmark in the play-offs.They progressed to the knockout rounds top of their group with two straight wins, first beating New Zealand 1-0 and Cameroon 3-1 in which 22-year-old Vivianne Miedema became the European champions’ all-time top scorer as she registered her 59th and 60th international goals to eclipse Manon Melis’ record in just her 77th appearance.The Dutch overcame Japan in the last 16 in a hard-fought 2-1 victory and they have thus been paired with Italy in the quarter-finals. Sweden are major dark horses to win the tournament after knocking out former champions Germany at the quarter-final stage, and are now backed at odds of 6/1 to win the competition outright.Peter Gerhardsson’s side have had a hard-fought route to the last four, finishing second in Group F to the USWNT and then beating Canada and Germany by fine 1-0 margins. The eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup is now under way this summer in France, with the U.S. women’s national team looking to clinch an incredible fourth World Cup title.A total of 24 teams will battle it out for the biggest prize in football just one year on after France’s men’s team won the World Cup in Russia, and their female counterparts can follow in their footsteps and recreate history if they were to win on home soil – two decades on from when Didier Deschamps’ side did so in 1998.last_img read more

first_imgUpdated – Oct. 31 – by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thursday morning, USD 360 Superintendent Alan Jamison told KAKE News that last week there had been reports of someone in a nearby town driving around schools and taking pictures of kids on the playground. He said since then they have been conducting lockdown drills to monitor school access.The Elementary Halloween Parade is still on today in Caldwell and will not be postponed due to this situation, but perhaps because of the weather.A letter was sent out yesterday to parents. It stated that that the decision to lock the school’s outside doors was made on Monday afternoon. “Off and on we have had law enforcement in the building during the day to monitor our building and students,” Jamison said in the letter. “We do not feel we have any threat inside our buildings, but we do have some concerns about how the situation might develop outside of the school.”The letter then states: “Every school has some sort of crisis plan and we are implementing ours in a state of higher alert… We do not want to create a panic based on assumptions on what might happen, but we do feel that there is a legitimate concern and I want you to know as a parent/guardian you do have the right to do what you think is best for your student and family, even if you feel like keeping your student at home.”*****Oct. 30 story, by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Caldwell Superintendent Alan Jamison said the school district is currently in lockdown due to circumstances outside the school system.“We have been operating our lockdown drills this week,” Jamison said. “Normally, we have three doors we leave unlocked during the day. But this week we have locked those doors.“Parents who want to enter the building must buzz in first at the front doors.”Jamison said the school district will be issuing a letter to all parents at the end of today, sharing with them any information concerning the situation at hand.The reason for the lockdown was not divulged by Jamison.“I can not comment on student disciplinary matters,” Jamison said. “I will say there is no threat to the safety of the students inside the school building.”Sumner Newscow has left a message with the Caldwell Police Department that has not been returned.Usually during normal school hours, Caldwell school has three doors open, but due to precautionary measures this week those doors have been locked. Jamison said students can move from class to class without problems.This was the message sent over the USD 360 website this morning:“FYI-A letter will be coming home today with your student about our lock down drills being held the past few days. At this time there are not any known concerns inside the building, but the district will continue to monitor the situation for as long as it warrants. Our number one priority is the safety of our students.” Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (25) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -7 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 354 weeks ago If I had a child in the school, and the school knew there was an issue serious enough to constitute a lockdown, I would be FURIOUS that I received a letter ‘after the fact’. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 354 weeks ago Could this issue also be a threat to Wellington Schools? I can’t imagine a school being on lockdown but yet it isn’t an issue and students safety isn’t an issue? Im confused…obviously someone on the outside is being kept out, I hope it can’t affect Wellington or South Haven students. Report Reply 1 reply · active 354 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down caldwellpeep · 354 weeks ago so “just me”, what you are saying is that if there was a individual outside your childs school with a weapon you wouldnt want the school to go into lockdown until the next day when all parents had been notified? makes sense. its easy to judge when you are not the one responsible for 100’s of young lives and the staff in the building. Report Reply 4 replies · active 354 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down worried parent · 354 weeks ago im pretty sure it is a credible threat, which is what makes it extremely frustrating as a parent that they are not filling anybody in on what is going on! does anyone know why one of the police officers lost his job?? maybe it has something to do with this.. hmmm.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 354 weeks ago I think transparency is a universal problem for law and school enforcement everywhere. In the meantime rumors and misinformation will reign. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 354 weeks ago It is easier said then done, but you have to trust the staff at CHS. They are, as most all school staff are at any school, very concerned and will do whatever is needed to protect the students. When there is a viable threat that has been made, In this day and age, it pays to be safe rather than sorry. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down oldman · 354 weeks ago Folks I dont consider locking the outside doors during the day unusual. I would say its unusual that a school leaves its doors unlocked. To me a lock down is when you lock all the interior doors and restrict recesses and sports practices to in doors only. Report Reply 1 reply · active 353 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down oldman · 354 weeks ago Ok Pinocchio – which is it? “I can not comment on student disciplinary matters,” Jamison said. “I will say there is no threat to the safety of the students inside the school building.” or News that last week there had been reports of someone in a nearby town driving around schools and taking pictures of kids on the playground. He said since then they have been conducting lockdown drills to monitor school access. So was he misleading the public by first stating it was a “student disciplinary matters” ?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down parent · 354 weeks ago As a parent of two, I support the schools decision. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t be upset just finding all this out if we lived in that town, but I still support the school on the situation. I’m sure there was a reason for not sending a letter home earlier, for instance, maybe they thought the kids would be to scared to attend school and they wanted to continue to have the kids feel safe there. The main thing is that the kids are safe and stay safe!! If you stop and think about the kids, does anything else matter? If I lived in Caldwell I would be THANKING the school district instead of complaining to or about them. As bad as this is to say, with the way this world is today it wouldn’t hurt to keep all the schools doors locked during school hours every day anyway. Report Reply 1 reply · active 353 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 354 weeks ago “there had been reports of someone in a nearby town driving around schools and taking pictures of kids on the playground.” First, is that illegal? I don’t like the idea, and would definately have words with someone that I saw doing it, but what about the legallity of it? And does it really justify such measures? Cameras are everywhere these days. And these “reports” from another town? Which town(s)? Police reports? Why would something happening in another town(s) justify a lockdown in Caldwell? Especially something non-violent. This smells fishy… Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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