Sanders to run for re-election

first_imgSanders to run for re-electionBy Timothy McQuistonBernie Sanders has announced that he will run for re-election to a fifth term in Congress, rather than run for the open governor’s seat.Sanders said at a press conference on November 6 that though he indeed would want to be governor, the pressing needs in Washington, especially after the September 11 terrorist attacks, led him to seek re-election to “a job I love.”Sanders has run for governor three times, the last in 1986 when he was still mayor of Burlington.“It’s just not something I can undertake at this time,” Sanders said, thus ending speculation that he might run for the state’s top post. The congressman said he made the final decision the previous weekend.Along with the terrorist attacks and their aftermath, like the anthrax attacks and war in Afghanistan, Sanders cited other pressing issues that compelled him to stay on Capitol Hill: the economic recession; growing unemployment; and the failure of Congress to renew the Northeast Dairy Compact.Sanders also reiterated his strong objection to many of the Bush Administration policies before and, especially, after September 11, of which he believes President Bush is taking political advantage. Sanders cited legislation that, on the one hand, damages civil liberties, while on the other gives economic benefits to the wealthy, neither of which have anything to do with combating terrorism.Sanders, wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, also noted that a lot of the new heros of the nation aren’t movie stars or politicians, they are working people like the firefighters who climbed the stairs of the World Trade Towers, and police officers and postal workers, who provide a public service everyday.With his step-daughter, Carina Driscoll, representing his campaign office and running the press conference, and his wife, Jane Sanders, sitting behind him, a packed conference room at his Burlington office heard a confident Sanders state in that familiar Brooklyn baritone: “I’m proud, very, very proud to represent Vermont in Congress.”Given his track record, he should have little trouble convincing Vermont voters to send him back to Washington on his 61st birthday next November 11.last_img read more

Coronavirus: 9 precautions you should take for your personal finances

first_img 555SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jackson Bolstad Details So, you’ve stocked your home with food and other daily essentials in preparation for being stuck at home. You even managed to fight off the hoard of desperate shoppers at your local grocery store to secure the last few rolls of toilet paper. At this point, you’re prepared to weather whatever coronavirus (COVID-19) throws your way. But is your wallet? With more and more restrictions going into place every day, it’s well past time you took a few precautions to protect your personal finances. Here are nine things to do over the next few days to prepare yourself and your wallet for any disruption to your paycheck, financial situation, or daily routine:Get familiar with your credit union’s e-Services: In the event you can’t make it to your local credit union branch, you can stay on top of your finances by signing up for online banking and/or downloading your credit union’s mobile app. Conveniently deposit checks through the mobile app instead of in person at your local branch.Automate payments or set up bill pay: If you haven’t already, consider automating the monthly payments for your utilities, internet, insurance, and any other regular bills. You should also set up online bill pay through your credit union if they offer the service.Reduce your discretionary spending: Whether you have an emergency fund or not, you should start saving as much as you can. That means cutting back on non-essentials, including streaming services, shopping, and eating out. Even if you’re only saving $20; that’s 20 more dollars you’ll have if you end up not being paid for a few weeks.Avoid making large purchases with your credit card: You definitely don’t want to be on the hook for a large purchase when you’re not getting paid. Instead, save those funds for any pressing needs that come up while stuck at home.Aggressively pay down debt: If you have the financial ability, pay off your credit card, make multiple payments on your car loan, or even make an additional payment on your mortgage. In the event you’re without a paycheck for longer than you expect, this may bring you at least a modicum of relief. It will also help you avoid interest payments and late fees, which could impact your credit score.Put that tax refund into your emergency fund: Expecting that tax refund in the mail? Instead of spending it, consider putting it into an emergency fund that you can use as needed during this turbulent time. You can always move or invest it later.Subscribe to your credit union’s emails: As you read this, your credit union is likely developing a plan to assist and serve you in the event things take a turn for the worse. This could come in the form of extended contact center hours, skip-a-pay loan promotions, and more. Stay up-to-date on all your options by signing up to receive credit union emails, monitoring their website, and following them on social media. Develop a plan for work: If your child’s school and/or daycare decides to close down, do you have an emergency plan in place? Whether it’s trading days off with your partner or enlisting the help of grandma, now’s the time to work out a plan that won’t force you to take valuable time off to be at home with the kids.Scams: Be on high-alert for coronavirus-related scams! In particular, the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers to be wary of phony emails and calls from coronavirus-related companies and charities. In addition to never giving any money to these fake organizations, be sure to never discuss your personal information, passwords, or PINs.Taking a few precautions now can help you better prepare your finances for any implications from the coronavirus later. If you need additional assistance, don’t be afraid to reach out to your credit union’s personal finance experts for advice, resources, and more. last_img read more

Original ‘70s style home in need of new owner

first_img46 Bundock Street, Belgian GardensMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Set back on a large quarter -acre block to enable plenty of parking, this property would also be ideal for accommodating extended families with ease. The ground level accommodates one large bedroom and office both with their own external access, plus two bathrooms. There is also a great sized modern kitchen and tiled meals area plus adjoining lounge. 46 Bundock Street, Belgian GardensFROM the rooftop pool to the original wallpaper and kitchen cabinetry, this solid ’70s style home is not only located in a prime position but has the potential to make a motivated renovator’s dream come true.Positioned on popular Bundock St, Smith and Elliott listing agent, Sonia Carson said the residence was one of a kind.“It’s a really unique property and has been in the same family for the past 10 years,” she said.“The property does need some updating but it’s situated in a great location.“Spanning two levels, the home could easily have two separate entrances with downstairs sublet or turned into a home business. It would be a great spot for a small business such as a hairdresser.” 46 Bundock Street, Belgian Gardens“The property has a lot going for itself and is without a doubt a great buy for someone looking for something a little different.”Private inspections are welcome by calling Sally Elliott on 0409 550 454 or Sonia Carson, 0407 143 500.center_img 46 Bundock Street, Belgian GardensThe timber staircase will take you upstairs to the newly renovated main bathroom with corner spa, two bedrooms with built-in robes and a formal lounge and dining room. The kitchen features gas cooking, dishwasher, large pantry and a stainless steel benchtop. Outside there is a large balcony, plus inground pool and lock up garage.last_img read more

Famed restaurateurs’ Gold Coast house hits the market

first_imgCharlie’s became a staple of Gold Coast life in the ’70s and ’80s where families would flock during the day and shift workers, taxi drivers and party animals would be well catered for at night. Mr Wriggles died of a heart attack in the early ’80s and Mrs Wriggles took over running the business and became a popular fixture at the restaurant. She died in August, aged 90. Gold Coast stalwart Rita Wriggles was best known for owning Charlie’s in Surfers Paradise from the early 80s to 1995. The Wriggles owned the home at 7 Valencia Ave, Isle of Capri, for more than 40 years.Her family have made the difficult decision to sell the three-bedroom family home at 7 Valencia Ave for the first time in its history. Graham Wriggles, the son of Rita and Brian, said the house had been in the family for more than 40 years and he would be sad to see it go. “Dad retired from the navy in the 1970s and went back to his beloved Queensland and that’s when he bought the property,” he said. “Mum loved the fishing and dad loved his boat and it was close to Surfers.“They started Charlie’s in 1977, turned it from a fairly nice coffee shop into a 24-hour ripper.” It’s the first time its been up for sale since it was built.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 The waterfront house offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a pool.The property is listed with an expressions-of-interest campaign closing on December 4 through Lucy Cole and her self-titled agency. “It’s original condition but has been all tarted up,” Ms Cole said. “They (Rita and Brian) bought it off the builder. It was one of the first homes on the Isle of Capri. “The reason they chose Isle of Capri was its proximity to the cafe, beach and river. It’s a sought-after location.”Ms Cole said the property was likely to attract a range of buyers including land bankers, investors, holiday-makers, renovators or those looking for a new home site. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27 The former family home of Rita and Brian Wriggles, the couple who started Charlie’s Restaurant Bar and Cafe, has been listed for sale.THE former home of the couple behind one of Surfers Paradise’s most famed restaurants has hit the market. The Isle of Capri house was purchased by Rita and Brian Wriggles in the 1970s before they opened what would become a Gold Coast institution – Charlie’s Restaurant Bar and Cafe. MORE NEWS: A Queenslander that might be your cup of tea MORE NEWS: International buyers splash big cash on rainforest estatelast_img read more

County GAA championships reach business end

first_imgToday’s other fixtures are as follows:Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-FinalsLattin-Cullen Gaels V Newport 2.00pmThurles Sarsfields V Sean Treacys 3.30pmBoth matches will be played in Pairc Ciocaim, Dundrum. There’s a double header in Cahir – defending champions Clonmel Commercials meet Arravale Rovers at 2.30pm with the clash Kilsheelan-Kilcash and Ballyporeen getting underway at 4.00pm.At the same time in Leahy Park, Cashel, Loughmore-Castleiney will battle it out for a place in the last four. Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football ChampionshipGolden-Kilfeacle V Father Sheehys 2.00pm at Leahy Park, CashelMoyne-Templetuohy V Fethard 2.30pm in Boherlahancenter_img Tipperary Water Minor B Hurling Championship FinalCashel King Cormacs V Skeheen/Clonmel Og 2.00pm in New Innlast_img read more