1 dead from motorcycle, vehicle crash in Triangle

first_imgTRIANGLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — State Police say one person has died in a crash involving two motorcycles and a third vehicle yesterday. Yesterday, State Police responded to a call of a fatal crash on the 3900 block of State Highway 206 in the town of Triangle at approx. 5:33 p.m. Upon investigation, police say a driver traveling westbound on State Highway 206 was passing two other vehicles when the vehicle collided with two oncoming motorcycles traveling eastbound. The second motorcycle operator, Shane Poklemba, age 49, was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the motorcycle operators was able to swerve and lay his bike down and was taken to Wilson Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released. The third vehicle’s operator and two children in the vehicle were not injured. New York State Police said the investigation is on-going. Police of the State Collision Reconstruction Unit were assisted at the scene by Broome Ambulance, Broome County Sheriff’s, Triangle Fire Company, and the Department of Transportation. Police say they do not believe alcohol to be a factor in the incident.last_img read more

How much does cool cost in Brisbane?

first_imgThe Newstead Brewing Company is a popular spot in Brisbane’s coolest neighbourhood. Photo: Tara Croser.BRISBANE’S Newstead is one of the country’s coolest neighbourhoods, according to Lonely Planet.In celebration of its latest range of books, the guidebook publisher asked its local author-experts to select the hottest areas to visit in Australia right now.Adelaide’s West End, Perth’s Marylands and Newstead came out on top.Cristian Bonetto, author of Lonely Planet’s Pocket Brisbane and the Gold Coast, said Newstead was a “high-density powerhouse of Brisbane cool”.Mr Bonetto recommended the former “jungle of gasworks, timber yards and woolstores” for its posh doughnuts, cult-status cabbage pancakes, craft beer and live music.The gasworks precinct at Newstead. Photo: Claudia BaxterSo how much will it cost you to live in Brisbane’s coolest neighbourhood?The latest data from CoreLogic shows the apartment heavy suburb has a median sale price of $595,000 for units.Prices were down 0.4 per cent in the year to August but had seen a 4.4 per cent growth in the past three years.For those seeking something a little less permanent, the median asking rent is $393 a week for apartments.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe sunrise over Brisbane River from Newstead House. Photo: Mark CallejaNewstead-based real estate agent Doug Stronach, of REMAX Integrity, said the area’s growing cafe and bar culture was a big drawcard.“It’s a flow on from Teneriffe, which a very cool suburb to live in,” he said.Mr Stronach said the suburb was attracting a wide range of ages, from mid-20s right up to retirees in their 70s, but most were chasing that laid-back latte and craft beer sipping vibe.“Newstead is very accommodating of all ages because residents have so much choice,” he said.“There are so many different styles of places, from a live music venue to bar kitchens, restaurants and little cafes, all within walking distance.”A jacaranda lined street in Newstead.Mr Stronach said Newstead was an affordable area to buy or rent into thanks to an abundance of stock.“The entry level is quite good for first homebuyers or empty nester,” he said.“There are also a handful of buildings were the top two levels are penthouses and sub-penthouses for the $1 million plus buyer.”Newstead is home to Brisbane’s most expensive apartment sale.The penthouse in Mirvac’s waterfront Pier residence fetched $14.25 million when it sold in 2008.undefinedlast_img read more

UK Teacher fired for petition against transgender issues

first_imgDaily Mail 21 April 2019Family First Comment: “A single anonymous complaint that accused her of offending gay and transgender pupils led to her immediate suspension and eventually ended her career.”A similar petition in New Zealand is also attracting the same ‘hate’.#freetobelieveTeaching assistant Kristie Higgs’s devotion to her Christian faith was matched only by her dedication to her job.She is no evangelist, but believed one complemented the other – her role, after all, was to provide emotional support and care for the most needy and troubled students in a 1,000-pupil secondary school.It was a job the mother-of-two cherished and carried out for seven unblemished years – until she was sacked recently for an ‘offence’ that, in these politically correct times, is becoming all too familiar.Kristie’s ‘crime’ was to share on her personal Facebook site what she thought was an innocent expression of her Christian point of view – an online protest against transgender teaching at her son’s primary school.A single anonymous complaint that accused her of offending gay and transgender pupils led to her immediate suspension and eventually ended her career.READ MORE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943285/Christian-teacher-fired-posting-petition-against-transgender-issues-reveals-abuse-received.htmllast_img read more