Topics : Protests rekindle Hong Kong was convulsed by seven straight months of often-violent youth-led pro-democracy protests last year, with millions hitting the streets.More than 8,000 people have been arrested — around 17 percent of them secondary school students.The mass arrests and the coronavirus pandemic ushered in a period of enforced calm.But with the finance hub successfully tackling its COVID-19 outbreak — and social distancing measures easing — small protests have bubbled up.On Sunday, riot police chased flash-mob protesters through multiple shopping malls.They later used pepper spray and batons against protesters, bystanders and journalists in the district of Mong Kok.Police said 230 people were arrested throughout the day, aged between 12 and 65.”Police condemn protestors for disregarding the Government’s disease prevention and control measures, and participating in or organizing prohibited group gatherings,” the force said in a statement on Monday.Lam has resisted calls for universal suffrage or an independent inquiry into the police’s handling of the protests.In the New Year, she vowed to heal the divisions coursing through Hong Kong, but her administration has offered little in the way of reconciliation or a political solution.Arrests and prosecutions have continued apace, while Beijing’s offices in the city sparked a constitutional row last month by announcing a greater say in how Hong Kong is run. Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader on Monday vowed to overhaul the city’s education system, arguing its liberal studies curriculum helped fuel last year’s violent pro-democracy protests.Chief Executive Carrie Lam described the current secondary school program as a “chicken coop without a roof” and said her government would soon unveil their plans.”In terms of handling the subject of liberal studies in the future, we will definitely make things clear to the public within this year,” she told the pro-government Ta Kung Pao newspaper in an interview published Monday. Hong Kong has some of Asia’s best schools and universities with academic freedoms unseen in mainland China.Liberal studies was introduced in 2009 as a way to foster critical thinking with schools allowed to choose how they teach it.But it has become a bete noire for Chinese state media and pro-Beijing politicians who have called for more patriotic education.In Monday’s interview, Lam said she felt the classes allowed teachers to push their political biases and that greater oversight by the government was now needed. Her comments are likely to inflame those Hong Kongers who fear Beijing is chipping away at the freedoms that make the city a major international draw as political tensions rise once more.With the backing of Beijing, Hong Kong’s government is pushing ahead with a bill that outlaws insulting China’s national anthem and leading pro-establishment figures are lobbying for an anti-sedition law.The government says new legislation is needed to curb snowballing support — especially among younger Hong Kongers — for democracy and greater autonomy from China.Opponents say the laws will cut back on free speech and do little to heal the city’s festering divides.
Health Facilities up to $20 million — Paynter Dixon Queensland Pty Ltd for Townsville Hospital Clinical Services Department Commercial Building over $50 million — Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd for International Terminal Building Northern Concourse Expansion Best Residential Bathroom — D T L Constructions Pty Ltd for Villa Florentine THE QUEENSLAND WINNERS Home Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1 million — Taranaway Building & Landscapes Pty Ltd for Verney Project It’s opulent, it’s grand — yet extremely functional.“The home is essentially a slice of Europe on the Gold Coast.“It exudes luxury and quality, without being too much, or over the top.“It’s the subtle, yet intricate and thoughtful details that made is stand out from the crowd.” Retail Facilities over $5 million — ADCO Constructions Pty Limited T/A ADCO for Willows Shopping Centre, Stage North Expansion Refurbishment/Renovation up to $750,000 — Askonstructions Pty Ltd T/A Hotondo Homes Toowoomba for Hotondo Homes Toowoomba — Office & Showroom Individual Home $351,000 — $450,000 — Blinco Constructions Pty Ltd for Kingfisher INDIVIDUAL Education Facilities up to $10 million — Badge Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd for Somerville House, Seymour Library Commercial Trade Contractor of the Year — Arden Architectural Pty Ltd for Aurizon Display Home $251,000 — $350,000 — Cummins Constructions Pty Ltd T/A GJ Gardner Homes — Gold Coast North for Gold Coast Beachmere Display Rising Star — Robert Gray from Graya Construction Pty Ltd >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Institute of Building Consultants — Andrew Mackie-Smith from BuildingPro Diversity — MiHaven Pty Ltd Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $276,000 — $575,000 — Urbane Build Pty Ltd for Cavell St The Cairns Aquarium was the obvious winner for 2018 Project of the Year.“Where else can you find a man-built attraction that showcases so many World Heritage-listed attractions in the one spot? It really is a one-of-a-kind, world class venue.” The home has brought a slice of Europe to the Gold Coast.“You can see the high degree and quality of workmanship from the moment you walk into this place,” Mr Galvin said.“While it’s opulent and grand, it’s extremely functional, practical and liveable; a combination that can be extremely tricky to achieve, but one the team from D T L Constructions have done seamlessly. House of the Year — D T L Constructions Pty Ltd for Villa Florentine CONSTRUCTION Best Use of Steel Frame Housing — Alpha Steel Building Systems Pty Ltd for Views on Clarke Display Home $451,000 — $550,000 — McLachlan Special Projects Pty Ltd for The Mantra You can see the quality of workmanship from the moment you enter.Master Builders’ CEO Grant Galvin said D T L Constructions’ Sanctuary Cove home, Villa Florentine, was something you would tell your friends about — it was that spectacular. The master suite is ‘opulent’ to say the least.Mr Galvin said the Cairns Aquarium was the obvious winner for the 2018 Project of the Year.“Not only because it’s Australia’s first aquarium in 18 years, but because it’s provided such a massive boost to the local economy,” he said. Residential Trade Contractor of the Year — Filippo Grasso T/A Rock Solid Tiling for View Residence Community Service Facilities — Murchie Constructions Pty Ltd for Bundaberg Multiplex, Stage 2 Individual Home $651,000 — $750,000 — Matt Greenwood Constructions Pty Ltd for Riverstone The home has ample living space, but a functional flow and ample privacy.“The laundry really blew us away; the stainless steel benchtop is extremely functional and perfect for a big family.“Each bedroom is themed, giving each room its own unique personality.“The master suite is opulent to say the least — everywhere you turn, you just go ‘wow’ — the liveability and general finishesof this place made it an absolute standout.” Health Facilities over $20 million — Cockram (Qld) Pty Ltd for Brisbane Private Hospital In-Patient Unit Facility The home exudes luxury without being too over the top.The judges commented on the functionality, which they said was really made it stand out.“The master suite at one end and the other bedrooms at the other end of the house, with living space in between, means there’s a functional flow and plenty of privacy for family members,” they said. Home Renovation/Remodelling Project up to $275,000 — KARDA Constructions Pty Ltd for Air House Industrial Building up to $5 million — Clarke’s Project Management Pty Ltd T/A Clarke’s Design & Construct for Tekno Auto Racing — DUX76 Best Residential Kitchen — Platinum Property Group Pty Limited T/A Platinum Residential Designer Homes for Home Waters Best Use of Sloping Sites — Coastal Edge Constructions Pty Ltd for Turtle Bay Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million — Ruby Developments Pty Ltd for Living Gems Pacific Paradise — Country Club Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) up to $20 million — Stokes Wheeler Pty Ltd for Main Beach Apartments Retail Facilities up to $5 million — Leith Mitchell T/A Leith Mitchell Builder for Northerlies at Freedom Shores This year’s House of the Year, Villa Florentine, is the kind of home you would “tell your friends about”.A European-inspired mansion in the state’s south and a world-class, one-of-a-kind tourist attraction in the state’s north, have taken top honours at this year’s Queensland Housing and Construction Awards. Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20 million — Cavcorp Qld Pty Ltd for Lucent Gasworks Display Home $351,000 — $450,000 — Ownit Homes Pty Ltd for Hamilton 317 Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management — Jorgensens Pty Ltd for Loving Hearts Child Care Centre and Kindergarten Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety — Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd for Toolbox Spotter Individual Home over $2 million — D T L Constructions Pty Ltd for Villa Florentine Individual Home $251,000 — $350,000 — Swish Design & Construct Pty Ltd T/A Swish Homes Queensland for Sander House Display Home up to $250,000 — Bold Properties (Qld) Pty Ltd T/A Bold Living for Calypso 187 TRADE CONTRACTOR/SPECIALTY Refurbishment/Renovation over $750,000 — Lendlease Building Pty Ltd for NAB Place Lifestyle Housing for High Care Needs, Disabled and Seniors Award — Askonstructions Pty Ltd T/A Hotondo Homes Toowoomba for Blair Lifestyle Home Display Home over $551,000 — Critter Pty Ltd T/A PS Designer Homes for Brookwater Home Commercial Building $5 million — $50 million — FDC Construction & fit-out (QLD) Pty Limited for NEXTDC B2 Medium Density up to 3 Storeys — 2 to 5 Dwellings — Dj Buckley Builders Pty Ltd T/A DS & B Joinery for Curtis St People’s Choice — Corella Construction Pty Ltd for The Vine House HOUSING Individual Home $551,000 — $650,000 — REA Taylah’d Homes Pty Ltd for REA Anchorage Home Individual Home up to $250,000 — Comfort Homes (QLD) Pty Ltd for Poinciana 196 Best Residential Swimming Pool — Benjamin Young T/A Unique Pools for Bribie Contemporary Education Facilities over $10 million — ADCO Constructions Pty Limited T/A ADCO for Southern Cross University, Building C Individual Home $1.26 million — $2 million — Mancorp Quality Homes Pty Ltd for Bribie Contemporary Individual Home $751,000 — $950,000 — D T L Constructions Pty Ltd for Augusta on Brookwater MAJOR It is a ‘one-of-a-kind, world class venue’.The winners were honoured at last night’s ceremony held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. FK Gardner & Sons and D T L Constructions were recognised for their contributions to building Queensland communities, taking home Project of the Year and House of the Year respectively. President’s Award — Swish Design & Construct Pty Ltd T/A Swish Homes Queensland for Sander House More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago Project of the Year — FK Gardner & Sons for Cairns Aquarium Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $576,000 — $1 million — Graya Construction Pty Ltd for The Russet House Women in Building — Rachael Turner from Yowassup Pty Ltd T/A Front Porch Properties Industrial Building over $5 million — FDC Construction & fit-out (QLD) Pty Limited for Asahi Beverages Heathwood Logistics Facility Medium Density up to 3 storeys — over 5 Dwellings — AMD Quality Constructions Pty Ltd for Vuze Individual Home $451,000 — $550,000 — Executive Living Homes Pty Ltd for Botanical Abode Community Accommodation for Aged Care and Nursing Homes — Cockram (Qld) Pty Ltd for Regis Chelmer Aged Care Facility Commercial Building up to $5 million — J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders for Peregian Beach Digital Hub Sporting Facilities — Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd for Carrara Sports Precinct Projects Individual Home $951,000 — $1.25 million — Clamroc Constructions Pty Ltd for Sirena Tourism and Leisure Facilities over $10 million — FK Gardner & Sons for Cairns Aquarium Excellence in Sustainable Living — MyStyle Homes (QLD) Pty Ltd for MyTenacity
Kolkata: Tamil Nadu’s Abhay Singh and Asian team medallist Tanvi Khanna on Tuesday bagged the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the sixth Bengal Open squash tournament at the Calcutta Racket Club.Second-seeded Abhay beat top-seeded Abhishek Pradhan 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 while Tanvi got the better of Tamil Nadu’s Aparajitha Balamurukan 11-7, 11-6, 5-11, 13-11.In the junior (under-15) category, fifth-seeded Tamil Nadu girl Shameena Riaz stunned top seed Soniya Bajaj from Maharashtra 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-8. (IANS) Also Read: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal felicitates Asian Games medallists
Published on October 2, 2013 at 1:05 am Contact Trevor: firstname.lastname@example.org | @TrevorHass Syracuse cornerbacks Julian Whigham and Wayne Morgan don’t know if Brandon Reddish will suit up against No. 3 Clemson on Saturday, but they’re preparing to play significant snaps in various packages regardless.“I’m just focused on film,” Whigham said Tuesday night. “Studying everything, making sure I know everything and when I get in there, play my game.”Reddish, a junior cornerback, suffered a lower-body injury in the first half of Syracuse’s 52-17 pummeling of Tulane on Sept. 21 and didn’t return to the game. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer listed Reddish as questionable during his weekly teleconference Tuesday. Reddish hasn’t practiced since then, Morgan said, but he expects him to return Wednesday.Defensive backs coach Fred Reed said Reddish’s status for Saturday is still up in the air.“Really toward the end of the week we’ll have a better indication of what’s going on (with Reddish),” Reed said. “His rehab really went well, so we’ll see how it goes.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the event Reddish doesn’t play, Morgan said he’s re-familiarized himself with the playbook in the past week just in case.If he does take Reddish’s playing time on Saturday, he’ll be rudely greeted by the nightmare that is the high-octane Clemson offense. Highlighted by quarterback Tajh Boyd and wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant, the Tigers’ offense is among the most explosive in the country.Reed said Watkins is the best receiver Syracuse has faced this season. He called Watkins dynamic and said his speed is “legit.”“He can really fly,” Reed said.Penn State’s Allen Robinson and Northwestern’s Tony Jones combined for 318 receiving yards against the Orange. That was with Robinson missing the first half of the Penn State-Syracuse game.SU’s depleted secondary will be in for its toughest task Saturday in the Orange’s first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference matchup. Reddish’s potential absence would make the task that much more difficult.“They don’t make mistakes often,” Whigham said. “We’ve really got to be on top of our game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+