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Harvard ROTC: Soldiers and Scholars

first_imgThe Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) celebrates its 100th anniversary at Harvard this year. The program is defined by high standards of academic and physical training that prepare cadets for both military and public service.Kira Headrick ’17 explained field training in the Air Force ROTC Leadership Lab, saying, “Every week, cadets have military knowledge to learn that will be implemented in weekly training involving a move-in drill, Air Force chain of command, or a scholarly quote about military history or strategy. ROTC is full of preparation so one can perform well when the time arrives.”Navy cadet Katrina Hagedorn ’20 reflected on her commitment to service, saying, “There is an incredible sense of community within the program and a universal obligation among the midshipmen to serve. This sense of duty motivates all of us to be the best versions of ourselves that we can possibly be.” 1Kira Headrick ’17 (second from left) leads Air Force training for Harvard students, (from far left) Matthew Ontiveros ’20, Austin Carter ’20, Peter Hartnett ’19, Rachel Collins ’20, Katherine Krolicki ’20, and Raul Cuevas ’20 at the Radcliffe Quadrangle. 13Deborah Lee James (right), the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, shakes hands with Kira Headrick ’17 (left). Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed the return of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program to campus with a ceremonial signing and reception inside Loeb House on April 22, 2016. Also present are Ryan Comrie ’19 (from far left), Peter Hartnett ’19, and Alexander Farrow ’16. Rose Lincoln /Harvard Staff Photographer 5Katherine Krolicki ’20, salutes while standing at attention, while Rachel Collins ’20 (left) looks on. “My goal is to become an intelligence officer because I have a desire to serve my country,” said Krolicki, “Air Force ROTC has provided me with an amazing community and team. All of the cadets give me so much support in and outside of the program.” 12Lit by stained-glass windows, Brendan Rodriguez ’20 admires the display of military history inside the Memorial Hall. 7After attending a science class at 60 Oxford St., Kira Headrick ’17, holds a prototype of her senior thesis project — a variable stiffness paper folding mechanism that will be used for a soft silicone rubber robotic leg. 11During an official military tour stop in Memorial Hall, where the University’s war veterans are honored, Navy ROTC’s Brendan Rodriguez ’20 (right) and Katrina Hagedorn ’20 discuss their goals. 2As part of Harvard’s first-ever Air Force ROTC academic classes and Leadership Laboratory at the Radcliffe Quadrangle, Rachel Collins ’20 (far left) practices marching with ROTC students from MIT, Wellesley, and Tufts. 9Army ROTC cadets Luke Pumiglia ’17 (from left) and Nathan Williams ’18 participate in PT at the Murr Center. “I joined Army ROTC because I was dedicated to helping and serving other people — my ultimate goal is to serve as an Army surgeon — and the privilege to serve alongside the friends I have made in Army ROTC,” said Pumiglia.center_img 8Army ROTC cadet Alannah O’Brien ’19 performs a deadlift during physical training exercises at Harvard’s Murr Center. ROTC requires a demanding array of push-ups, squats, and weight-lifting exercises. 3Kira Headrick ’17 (center) teaches Raul Cuevas ’20 (from left) during the Air Force ROTC training as Katherine Krolicki ’20 and Rachel Collins ’20 stand at attention. “As a first-year College student, I’m not entirely sure about what I want to pursue in the future,” said Cuevas. “However, I am certain of the inspiration I feel whenever I’m in the presence of my fellow cadets.” 6For Kira Headrick ’17, “Holding this training at Harvard meant more than just the instruction itself. Last year marked the 100th anniversary of ROTC at Harvard, as well as the first recognition of Air Force ROTC by the University since the Vietnam War. With this recognition came the complete restoration of Harvard’s relationship with all three branches of ROTC, and allowed Air Force ROTC to hold events on campus once more. More than just marching, this training was a tribute to past cadets who worked to unite their ROTC program and campus.” 4U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Clifford (clockwise from far left), an assistant professor in aerospace studies at MIT, teaches cadets Ryan Comrie ’19, Peter Hartnett ’19, both from Harvard; Ryan Friedman ’19, from Tufts; Jordanne Stobbs-Vergara ’19, of Wellesley; and MIT students Matthew Hutchinson ’19, Riley Steindl ’19, Alexander Knapp ’19, during Air Force ROTC academic classes and Leadership Laboratory inside the Harvard Student Organization Center at Hillis. Commander Sheryl Double Ott of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 365, a visiting professor at MIT (upper right), looks on. 10Framed by football training equipment, Luke Pumiglia ’17 (from left), Alannah O’Brien ’19, and Nathan Williams ’18 run together at the Harvard Stadium. “I joined Army ROTC in order to help shape future military policy,” said Williams, “Through Army ROTC, I’ve entered a tight-knit community of cadets who not just push one another to their physical limits, but also never hesitate to help one another during times of need.” 14During the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony for the Class of 2016 in Tercentenary Theatre, 12 graduates proudly stood together: James Clarke (from left at rear), Lucy Perkins (blocked), Carolyn Pushaw (blocked), Robert Solmssen, Myles Stroud, and Adam Gracia; Charley Falletta (from left to right, front), Anne Nonnamaker, Francis Davis, Steven Wessman, Jimmy Castaño, and Alexander Farrow. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Ongoing at the Pusey Library is an exhibit dedicated to Harvard’s military history. “To Serve Better Thy Country: Four Centuries of Harvard and the Military” features hand-drawn Civil War maps, debates on nuclear research, and other materials from the University Archives. Free and open to the public. More here: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/militarylast_img read more

Changing trajectory

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Dylan Wile learned he’d been accepted to Harvard 30 minutes before starting his shift at a local sports store in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.The call from the admissions officer came as he was packing his dinner for the night and caught him completely off guard. The first-generation college student originally had been waitlisted and had made plans to attend a university in Canada. He’d even put down a deposit.After Wile hung up, he took a few minutes to compose himself. “I didn’t know it for certain at the time,” he said, “but my life completely changed trajectory.”Wile called his mother, who was in the middle of her shift at a nearby restaurant.“I said, ‘Hey, I have some news. I just got into Harvard,’” he said. His mother went silent. “I heard people in the background asking her what was wrong and if everything was OK. When she came back on the line she was audibly crying and she told me how proud she was of me. I remember trying to play it cool for her. I had counted on never hearing from Harvard again, so this completely blindsided me. I guess some part of my mom still believed in me.”When Wile came home later, the emotions hadn’t faded: “I remember the tears in her eyes and getting a big hug from her.”Two months later, he left for Harvard — reaching a goal he’d set for himself in the ninth grade after being inspired by another Bridgewater resident who’d been accepted to the University. Coincidentally, they both worked at the same sports store — though their shifts crossed only one summer. “Our boss liked to joke that it’s a gateway to getting into Harvard,” Wile said.Wile’s mother and grandmother helped settle him in on move-in day. While the transition is sometimes overwhelming, especially for international students, Wile was unfazed. If anything, he said, it was sort of a homecoming.“I think mentally I’d been prepared for the idea of coming to school here for so long that I had really visualized it,” Wile said. “So when I came, although I’d never visited before in my life, it was a nice sigh of relief that I finally got here.” “I think mentally I’d been prepared for the idea of coming to school here for so long that I had really visualized it, so when I came, although I’d never visited before in my life, it was a nice sigh of relief that I finally got here.” — Dylan Wile Wile concentrated in human evolutionary biology and was a member of the Canadian Club all four years, even serving as its prime minister one year. He was also a peer advising fellow for three years. He says one of his most vivid memories of Harvard, however, will be his strong ties with Quincy House and the connections he made there.“It’s cliché to say this, but I think I live in the best House on campus,” he said. A recent night particularly stuck out. “The faculty deans opened up their residence — the penthouse suite on top of Quincy. There was a barbeque going and a whole bunch of different food and music playing. The weather was finally nice after a week and a half of grayness and I just kind of sat there. … The sun was setting over in the horizon and behind some of the other dorms’ towers. I had just submitted a paper and I just really felt like that moment resonated with me. This House has just been so seminal in making me feel like I have a place to come back to every night. It made me feel like there was always just a group of people around that are willing to talk to you.”Wile also met five of his current roommates there his sophomore year. Now, he and three of those roommates are looking to keep that sense of home going in New York City. Wile even has a job waiting for him at a startup biopharmaceutical firm called Roivant Sciences, where he’ll be working as a rotational analyst.He has known about the position since November. “It’s made approaching senior year a little bit more relaxed, a little bit more calm, knowing that I have something coming up afterwards,” he said.It also allowed him to take classes, like public speaking and 21st-century feminist theory, that helped him do what he called “person-building.”“Most of the classes have all been intertwined in just being a better communicator [and] in generally being more of an open person,” Wile said. “This semester has been a lot of personal growth, which has been really welcome and came at a really good time right before I set off.”It’s a prospect that almost always produces a smile on his face.“I find myself increasingly looking ahead,” Wile said. “The idea of just working there for at least a couple of years I find so exciting right now.” Also exciting is the idea of showing his mother and grandmother the city. “This is something I keep thinking about. I’m so excited to just have them come and help me move in, but also neither of them have ever been. And I know they are going to be so supportive of my role. I think just maintaining my family connections and also having my really, really close friends living with me right away, it’s going to make the transition a little bit easier.”last_img read more

2015 Ram 3500 Big Horn: Beauty & A Beast

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantBoasting Best-In-Class Payload at 7,390 lbs., 865 lb.-ft. Best-In-Class Diesel Torque and Best-In-Class 30,000 Lbs. Diesel Towing, the 2015 Ram 3500 Big Horn is a monster on and off the road. This beast growls “Power!” and with its standard leather-strapped steering wheel, power lumbar and 115v outlet, 5-inch UConnect touchscreen, fog lamps, 60/40 split-folding backseat, 18,000-lb. Class V trailer tow hitch receiver, and “legendary” 6.4L Hemi V8, possesses everything you’ll need to get the job done, and get it done with comfort and style. Critics gush.“With an astonishing maximum tow rating of 30,000 pounds and a 7,390-pound payload peak, the 2015 Ram 3500 certainly makes for a very strong partner,” declares Edmunds.com. “But just because you need such extreme capabilities doesn’t mean you have to suffer a truck that’s as luxurious as a cement mixer. The Ram 3500 is highly civilized by workhorse standards, with a surprisingly well-trimmed interior, so you won’t mind driving it under normal circumstances, too.“The 2015 Ram 3500 is a top pick for a heavy-duty truck thanks to its refined, well-equipped interior and astounding towing and hauling capabilities,” raves the review. As for this beast’s interior design and special features:“The 2015 Ram 3500 takes a page out of the Ram 1500’s playbook, and the result is the nicest interior among all heavy-duty pickups,” continues Edmunds. “On the higher trim levels, soft-touch materials and tasteful stitching are abundant throughout the cabin, while the plush seats and metallic accents are almost too nice for work truck status. Interior storage is generous, with plenty of bins and pockets to supplement the dual gloveboxes.”The 2015 Ram 3500 boasts beauty and power. Head to NY Auto Giant today to experience this gorgeous beast for yourself!In other words, this puppy isn’t just a workhorse, but a show horse, too. Others agree—and swoon about its other eye and road candy as well.“With no foreign competition to speak of, Ram has only the Ford F250/350 and Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra HD to worry about, although perhaps it’s Ford and Chevy that should be worried,” warns Kelley Blue Book. “With a class-leading 30,000-pound tow rating and best-in-class payload and gross combined weight rating, the Ram HD for 2015 is no slouch. “Exclusive to the Ram brand is a multi-link rear suspension that vastly improves on-road comfort, while an available diesel engine with a manual or automatic transmission gives customers a wide range of choices, making the Ram our pick for heavy-duty chores,” it adds.Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto Giant“With a massive 31,210-pound towing capacity, the 3500 could possibly be the hardest-working pickup truck on earth,” praises Car and Driver. “The 3500 can be equipped with as few or as many modern luxuries as you can afford, starting with the stripped-down Tradesman and ending with the loaded Laramie Limited.“At nearly 9000 pounds empty, this truck underscores the heavy in heavy-duty.”To get behind the wheel of your very own powerhouse 2015 Ram 3500 Big Horn, head down to NY Auto Giant’s Atlantic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today!last_img read more

Landslides kill 10 in Nepal as heavy rains take toll in South Asia

first_img“Rescuers dug through the mud and took out all eight bodies,” Wasti said. One injured laborer had been taken to hospital.A second landslide nearby killed a woman and her husband.Wasti said 57 people were missing and 111 injured in floods or landslides caused by the May-September monsoon rains.The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has also been hit with four soldiers killed there last month while rescuing villagers trapped in floods, officials said. Heavy rain in Nepal triggered landslides on Monday that killed eight laborers at a construction site and two members of a family, taking the toll in floods and landslides to 177 since late May.Elsewhere in South Asia, the annual rainy season brought more misery with at least 135 people killed in Bangladesh since late June in the longest-running floods there in more than two decades, while floods have killed nearly 120 people and displaced millions in the Indian states of Assam and Bihar.Nepali government official Murari Wasti told Reuters that the laborers were sleeping in a tin-roofed shelter near the capital, Kathmandu, when the landslide hit. The conditions have complicated the poor region’s efforts to fight the novel coronavirus, especially in densely populated Bangladesh, which has reported 240,746 infections with 3,154 deaths.More than 1 million people are marooned in Bangladesh and thousands of hectares of land have been submerged, forcing more than 60,000 into crowed shelters, said Enamur Rahman, junior minister of the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry.”This is really challenging,” he said, while adding that efforts were being made to maintain social distancing.The runoff from heavy rain across Indian mountains had pushed levels of many of Bangladesh’s rivers into the danger zone, said Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer at the Bangladesh Water Development Board, contributing to the worst flooding since 1998. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Unai Emery defends Granit Xhaka over claims he ‘ducked’ Scott McTominay’s shot

first_img Comment Advertisement Arsenal fought back in the second half to claim a point at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)‘We were competitive but we can do better. We can control moments with the ball better and take more chances in the box.‘We have young players who can take confidence. Bukayo [Saka] is progressing well but we need other players too. This is not the best in terms of points but one point can be good if we win next Sunday against Bournemouth.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Xhaka was criticised for not standing upright to try and block the shot (Picture: Sky Sports)But Emery was pleased with the overall performance of Xhaka at Old Trafford and felt he did extremely well to track back and get in a position to even try and block the attempt.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He ran back, he was maybe the first, in this action,’ said Emery at his post-match press conference when asked about Xhaka’s display.‘I didn’t see that action [him ducking] but I watched him running back. He did perfect with that run.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe continued: ‘He worked with a big commitment, he was in the pitch with a good balance, defensively and offensively. Tonight I think he worked well.’Speaking about the performance as a whole, Emery told BBC Sport: ‘I want more – more in the result and in the performance but we are progressing.center_img Unai Emery defends Granit Xhaka over claims he ‘ducked’ Scott McTominay’s shot Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 12:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link The Gunners’ captain was criticised for not doing more to block the opening goal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery has dismissed suggestions that Granit Xhaka ‘ducked’ out of the way of Scott McTominay’s goal in the Gunners’ draw with Manchester United on Monday night.The Swiss midfielder – who was recently named as Arsenal’s new captain – appeared to move ever-so-slightly out of the way of McTominay’s blistering effort which broke the deadlock on half-time.Jamie Carragher was particularly critical, saying Xhaka’s technique of putting his hands behind his back and lowering his head ‘wasn’t right’, while a number of fans were unhappy.last_img read more

When an inner-city house oozes luxury, this is how it should do it

first_imgThe house has a home office that has a private external entrance.Back inside, the main bedroom is to the front of the floor and has a chandelier, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity, glass rain shower and freestanding bathtub. Bi-fold doors also open to a private balcony that spans the width of the bedroom.Near the front door is a media room with insulated walls and a surround sound system, while a laundry with a powder room and external access completes the floor.Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, including two with walk-in wardrobes and one with built-in wardrobes and an ensuite. Perfect spot for a glass of wine and a good book.The upper level of the house also has two sitting rooms with access from selected bedrooms, along with a central retreat space and a bathroom.The lower level of the residence has two large storage rooms, a large concealed wine cellar, an office with access to a terrace and an additional, smaller storage room.Other features include ducted airconditioning and ADSL cable internet. The yardwork is pristine.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe first-floor entry passes through a foyer, before leading to a rear, open-plan living room and kitchen. Polished timber floors adorn the space, while natural light and breezes flow through casement windows.A solid American oak island benchtop and an antique chandelier accentuate the kitchen, which also has a butlers pantry and high-quality appliances. A sliding door to one side leads into an office with a built-in desk and double doors to a balcony. The living room has a fireplace and connects to a formal dining room with a chandelier and bi-fold doors out to a covered cabana with an outdoor barbecue area. This space is bordered by a courtyard with a water feature, a 12m pool and poolside deck and a professionally-installed cricket pitch/practice net. center_img A luxury chandelier while you chop up veges must be quite a fabulous feeling.AN antique chandelier in the kitchen is just the start of the luxury that oozes in this inner Brisbane home. The five bedroom, three bathroom, double garage home at 89 Stuartholme Rd, Bardon, was a rare offering, being on a massive 1715sq m block a mere 15-minute drive from the CBD.With a northwest outlook, this exquisite house has a classic elegance and a host of luxurious inclusions, both inside and out. Agent Drew Davies of McGrath Estate Agents, New Farm, was marketing it as being for sale by negotiation, with inspections by appointment.A long driveway leads past established gardens to the residence, giving it privacy away from the street. Hedges surround a water feature, with a front terrace with timber balustrades looking over the yard.last_img read more

Keva starts search for new director, moves to increase transparency

first_imgLaura Räty, chairwoman at Keva, noted that Keva was currently also drafting reforms that aimed to increase transparency in the scheme’s running.“It is very important to pay attention to leadership and organisational culture at Keva,” she said.“In all organisations, changing these requires long-term work, which at Keva has now started.“In the future, Keva has to be more transparent, as it is vested with notable responsibility as one of the central actors in the local work pensions market.”Keva recently also hired a new CIO for its real estate portfolio, Petri Suutarinen.He believes that, within property investments, residential property currently is the most attractive investment target for pension investors in Finland.Keva’s property portfolio accounted for approximately 7.3% of the scheme’s total assets at the end of 2013 and produced a return of 3.5%.“Last year,” Suutarinen said, “nearly 40% of new properties in Finland were built for renting purposes, whilst rents in the capital region increased by 4%.“The minor uncertainty in the domestic economy seems to be the increasing popularity of renting instead of buying.“Furthermore, migration pressure to the capital region in Finland will continue, so it will still be reasonable to invest in residential property in future. This attracts a long-term institutional investor such as Keva.”In 2013, Keva’s investments returned 7.5%.According to acting chief executive Alanen, Keva’s investments performed well in light of the prevailing market environment.“Fixed income markets in particular faced difficult times, and interest income remained low,” he said.“The relatively positive news from the US – and to some extent from the euro-zone – brightened the outlook for the equity markets in the global economy.” Equities performed best (16.6%), whilst private equity investments (14.4%) and hedge funds (11.8%) also produced strong returns, Keva said.Property investments returned 3.6%, and fixed income 0.4%.The return on commodities was negative (-3.6 per cent). Keva, the €37.8bn local government pension institution of Finland, is to begin searching for a new managing director this week.The scheme’s previous managing director, Merja Ailus, resigned in November last year in the wake of a scandal focusing on her fringe benefits and personal expenses.The scheme has since been run temporarily by its deputy managing director, acting chief executive Pekka Alanen.Keva insures Finns working in, or having retired from, jobs at the local government, the state and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.last_img read more

Three Gold Coast properties snapped up in rare triple deal

first_imgRay White Sovereign Islands principal Ali Mian, who initially suggested marketing the properties as a bundle, said it was “very, very rare” to come across a triple block.“It’s once in 10 years you get an opportunity to acquire three blocks in a row,” he said.The site’s location, with the Broadwater on one side and a canal on the other, was what Mr Mian said attracted the buyer, who planned to turn it into apartments.The site included a four-bedroom house at No. 24, a vacant block of land at No. 22 and a block of three units at No. 20.The properties’ combined footprint is 2208sq m.CoreLogic records show it is the first time in more than 30 years the house at No. 24 has sold.The owner of the house also owned the land while another couple owned the unit block. Three properties at 20-22-24 Anglers Esplanade, Runaway Bay, were snapped up for more than $6 million.THREE neighbouring properties on a highly sought after Runaway Bay street have been snapped up in a triple treat deal worth more than $6 million.The trio on Anglers Esplanade were owned by two separate parties who teamed up to sell in a bid to get a higher price.Their plan worked as a developer was so determined to have the mega-site, he splashed $6.75 million on it hours before it had a chance to go under the hammer on June 25. A developer snapped up the trio hours before they were duo to go under the hammer. MORE NEWS: The biggest home sales of 2018/19center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 The house had been owned by the same person for more than 30 years.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Buy a slice of Australia’s celebrity playgroundlast_img read more

Former Lord Mayor Graham Quirk all set for first auction

first_img Former school with a ‘secret passage’ transformed MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES AUGUST, 2019: Hammer time. Mr Quirk catches up with the vendor and agent at Mount Gravatt East ahead of his first auction on Saturday. The former Lord Mayor now trades as Graham Quirk Auctions Pty Ltd. Picture: John Gass.“We go back a long way,” Mr Quirk said. “Our relationship began when I was a local councillor. Michael has been a very community involved agent.”Mr Sunderland made contact with Mr Quirk after reading about his interest in becoming an auctioneer and helped him gain reaccreditation.“He can only go well because he’s good,” Mr Sunderland said.“He has more than what it takes because of what he’s done and who he is, he will be as good as the best.”But auctioneering is not the only gig Mr Quirk has put his hand up for since handing over the keys to the city.He has been appointed to the board of Racing Queensland as the thoroughbred representative.He has an ongoing voluntary role as part of Queensland’s bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games.And he’s about to move into education.“I’ve got something emerging which will be in the area of international education,” he said. The property is suitable for dual living with separate accommodation downstairs.And if you miss this weekend’s auction, he’s heading up to Tamborine Mountain next weekend for the auction of 46-48 Alpine Tce. APRIL, 2019: End of an era. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and his wife Anne speak at a press conference after announcing his retirement after three decades in politics. Picture: Tara Croser.He reapplied for auctioneering accreditation in May after letting his 2010 accreditation lapse when he became Lord Mayor, and was spotted in training with Place auctioneer Peter Burgin in Hendra in June. The property at 6 Archiva St, Mt Gravatt East that Graham Quirk will sell on Saturday. There are multiple local bidders expected at Saturday’s auction which starts with coffee and a sausage sizzle at 11.30am before the auction begins at 12.30pm.center_img Former Brisbane Lord Mayor turned auctioneer Graham Quirk with Karalis Real Estate agents Michael Sunderland, John Karalis, Angelo Karalis, and homeowner Ricky Elias in Mount Gravatt East. Picture: John Gass.BRISBANE’S former Lord Mayor Graham Quirk starts his new job on Saturday, calling the shots as Queensland’s most high profile residential auctioneer.“It’s like the first of anything,” Mr Quirk said yesterday.“I’ve got an element of anticipation about my first property auction.“I’ve done a lot of auctioneering over the years, charity auctions and horse auctions, and this will be the first property auction, it’s a different style but I’m not underestimating for one moment the importance of it, these are people’s principle investments.” JUNE, 2019: Career change. Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is spotted at a Saturday morning auction in Hendra, training to become an independent auctioneer.Karalis Real Estate agent Michael Sunderland has secured Mr Quirk’s services in Mount Gravatt East for the auction of 6 Archiva St. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago After eight years running the city, Mr Quirk resigned as Lord Mayor of Brisbane in April this year. FOLLOW DEBRA ON TWITTERlast_img read more

DHB under fire over death of depressed mother of six

first_imgNZHerald 16 July 2012  A Hawkes Bay man says his repeated calls for help for the depressed mother of his six young children were ignored and she did not get the psychiatric care needed to save her life. Ann-Maree Hodges, 39, died a fortnight ago. There were no suspicious circumstances. The Hawkes Bay District Health Board defends the level of care provided to Ms Hodges, but Trevor Takerei, her partner of 17 years and father of their six children aged from 18 months to 13, said he tried repeatedly to get help for her. “I have been singing out to mental health services since October last year, right up until the week before her death,” he said. “In October last year, she overdosed on pills and they had her in the unit, but they let her out too early. “I asked the mental health services if they would take her, and they said she wasn’t in a serious enough state of mind to be admitted as a patient. “They sent her to Women’s Refuge to monitor her taking her meds and they let her out in four days. “That’s a place for domestic violence, not psychiatric patients. They kept saying, ‘We have assessed her, we have assessed her. She’s not going to harm herself’.”http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10819747last_img read more