Democratic candidates for governor debate on VPT April 1, 7:30

first_imgLive from the Old Labor Hall in Barre on Thursday, April 1, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., the five Democratic candidates for governor will meet in their first statewide televised debate.  Airing live on Vermont Public Television, the forum is sponsored by Working Vermont Coalition, a collaboration of Vermont labor unions.The moderator of “Working Vermont’s Democratic Primary Debate” will be Marselis Parsons, former news director at WCAX-TV.VPT will broadcast the event statewide and webcast it on www.vpt.org(link is external), where anyone anywhere with access to Web-based video can watch it.  During the debate, there will be a live Web chat on www.vpt.org(link is external).  Journalists Shay Totten of Seven Days and Anne Galloway of vtdigger.org will host the chat, weigh in with their thoughts and invite viewers to join the conversation.Coverage of the debate is part of VPT’s election-year content, intended to help voters make informed choices.  Senior executive producer is Joe Merone.Source: VPT.last_img read more

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Gold Coast house soars past reserve at competitive auction

first_imgMr Guo said the family planned to use the home as their permanent residence and were attracted to the north-facing aspect and waterfront position. The house features multiple entertainment zones, both formal and informal, a wine cellar and bar, infinity-edge pool, piano room and city skyline views. Property records show it last sold for $2.05 million in 2012, earning the owners an impressive $1.501 million windfall. It is in an exclusive enclave of Surfers Paradise, where house prices have jumped 7.6 per cent in the past year to a $1.28 million median price, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. The interested parties placed 48 bids between them, pushing the property at least $151,000 past its reserve. Bidding opened at $2.8 million and the house was announced on the market at $3.4 million. The hammer fell at $3.551 million for the five-bedroom home at 35 The Corso. The property was announced on the market at $3.4 million. Five bidders vied for the keys to the five-bedroom house.Ray White Broadbeach agent Sam Guo, who marketed the grand abode alongside Julia Kuo, said the street was always sought-after and lead to a very “active” and “crazy” auction. A local family secured the keys but weren’t present to watch it go under the hammer. “They didn’t come to the auction, they sent a buyers’ agent,” he said. “They were competing with three local buyers and one Chinese buyer. “When we (announced) it on the market there were only three bidders left, the three local buyers.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago A local family won the auction. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The waterfront house at 35 The Corso, Isle of Capri, sold for $3.551 million under the hammer.A BIDDING war between house hunters has lead to a luxury waterfront home fetching $150,000 more than expected under the hammer.The competitive auction saw five bidders vie for the keys to the Isle of Capri home. MORE NEWS: TV host Andrew Winter sells waterfront homeMORE NEWS: Waterfront properties worth more than double those inland last_img read more

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Water charge activist applauds TD’s speech in Dáil

first_imgRight2Water activist Philip McFadden has applauded Dublin TD Eoin O’Broin’s speech in the Dáil last week where he called for water to come into public ownership.In his speech, O’Broin said “a majority of voters want water charges scrapped and a majority of deputies in this house want water charges scraped, yet the government’s discredited water charges regime limps on.”He goes on to assert that it is time that it is time to end the “circus that is the debate on water charges.” He commended water activists, and applauded those who traveled to Dublin for the Right2Water demonstration in Dublin at the end of September, saying the protesters reminded the government that the water charge issue “hasn’t gone away.”He concluded by saying that this is “oldschool, dishonest, and cynical Fianna Fail politics at its very worst.”Philip McFadden commented on O’Broin’s speech saying; “Right2Water are 100% behind the Sinn Fein Right2Change motion to abolish water charges. Fianna Fail were elected in the last general election to abolish water charges, so why are they not getting rid of them now? We do not need a commission to get rid of water charges; 70% of TDs in the Dáil have a mandate to Abolish Water charges.”McFadden wishes to encourage Donegal’s politicians to “do the bidding of their electorate.”  Water charge activist applauds TD’s speech in Dáil was last modified: October 9th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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