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VP Mike Pence doesn’t want peace for Koreas

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionMartin Luther King Jr. was killed shortly after he made his famous speech declaring the United States the greatest purveyor of violence throughout the world. I recalled those words as Mike Pence sat resolutely unmoved while the rest of the audience cheered the peace efforts of North and South Korea walking out, under one flag, for the Winter Games.Vice President Pence sat pouting like a spoiled child with the dashed hopes of spilling the blood of 25 million people and the chance to display to the world our military might. After all, we just threw another $700 billion at our Department of War — “all dressed up with nowhere to go?” But he can rest assured that the extreme sanctions we have imposed will bring about the starvation of an estimated 60,000 North Korean children.Perhaps Flint, Mich., should have come up with the idea of building a nuclear weapon. They could have used it as a bargaining chip for clean drinking water.Deborah KrolFultonhamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Brisbane has chalked up another weekend of big ticket auction sales

first_img18 Nelson St, Dutton Park sold for $1.055 million. Picture: realestate.com.auA home at 18 Nelson St, Dutton Park sold for $1.055 million last week according to CoreLogic results.The four-bedroom home was listed through John Kalaja, of Harcourts Proactive Results — West End.The home, known as Invermay, was a turn of the century colonial. It had city views, high ceilings and polished floor boards.According to CoreLogic, auction activity increased across the combined capital cities last week, with 2239 homes taken to auction – the largest number of auctions held since the first week of June.Nationally the preliminary clearance rate was 71.1 per cent. 84 Fletcher Pde, Bardon sold at auction for $990,000. Picture: realestate.com.auTHERE were some big ticket sales in Brisbane on the weekend but they failed to drag the auction clearance rate any higher.The preliminary clearance rate for Brisbane this week was 45.4 per cent, which was slightly higher then the previous week when it was 45.1 per cent.While Brisbane’s auction clearance rates rarely hit the high levels seen in southern capitals, 45 per cent is still considered on the low side.Those properties which did score buyers under the hammer included 84 Fletcher Pde, Bardon which according to CoreLogic sold for $990,000.The home, which was listed through Karen McBryde of Place – Newmarket, was on 852sq m of land and had a mosaic tiled pool plus multiple living areas. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago8 Spica St, Coorparoo sold for $1.305 million. Picture: realestate.com.auAlso selling on the weekend was a home at 8 Spica St, Coorparoo which sold for $1.305 million.The home, which was listed through George Petavrakis of Ray White Bulimba had four bedrooms and city views. It was the first time the home had been offered for sale in more than 21 years.last_img read more

CDB approves loan of US4.1 million for Dominica

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 10 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews CDB approves loan of US4.1 million for Dominica by: – March 8, 2012 The Caribbean Development Bank has approved a loan of US $4.1 million for Dominica, geared at reducing risks associated with landslides and flood hazards in the Roseau Valley.Preisdent of the Central Development Bank, Warren Smith.President of the Bank, Warren Smith, told the official signing of the loan on Thursday that this is to be achieved through the Rehabilitation and reconstruction of critical infrastructure in accordance to specified international standards.He said the proposed works will reduce the vulnerability of the project sites and communities through feature adverts weather related events.“The CDB takes very seriously, its role in assisting Dominica. The project which was approved by our board of directors is a good example of the type of assistance that we have been providing to our borrowing members over the years. As the region positions itself to be better able to deal with the consequences of climate change, you will be seeing the type of assistance that we have provided to government on this project, featuring much more heavily in our relationship.”The project he says consists of restored and upgraded infrastructure works comprising of slope stabilization and rehabilitation of 200 meters of road at the interception of St. Aroment and Bath Estate. Slope stabilization and rehabilitation works will also be undertaken on the Laudat road network.Acting prime minister Ambrose George noted that the signing ceremony indicates the rapid response the CBD has given to the needs of Dominica.“Dominica is prone to landslides, whenever these occurrences take place, the longer that we wait is the more expensive that it becomes because it continues to deteriorate,” he said.George also gave government’s commitment to implement the project to the best of its ability.The loan was approved by the Board of Directors of the CDB on Wednesday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more