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March 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEarlier this week, we shared some unfortunate news from the family of Eric Lindell. The New Orleans musician is suffering some serious familial setbacks, as his newborn baby is on life support and, in the process, doctors discovered a heart condition in his wife. The one bit of fortunate news from this is the strength of the musician/NOLA community, who have rallied for fundraising efforts in support of the family.After a successful GoFundMe campaign, a number of musicians are taking this to the next level. One week from today, Friday March 25th, The Hall At MP in Brooklyn, NY will host a late-night fundraiser for Lindell. Confirmed musicians thus far include the “Piano Prince of New Orleans” Davell Crawford (keys, vocals), Gregg Allman Band guitarist Scott Sharrard (guitar, vocals), Elise Testone (vocals), Lindell collaborators Chris Fitzgerald (sax) and Arne Wendt (keys), as well as members of the Brickyard Band, Shady Street Show Band, and many special guests. There will also be raffles from photographers Marc Millman, Scott Harris, and artist Mattie James.ALL proceeds will go to the Lindell family, and tickets are now on sale via Ticketweb Cares. For those who want to give more, feel free to visit the GoFundMe campaign in progress. Lindell himself commented on how touched he is for all of the support. Read his note below:I can’t describe in words how much Sarah and I appreciate the love and support from friends and family and folks we have not even met yet. Nothing can prepare you for something like this. Nothing can be more upsetting than to see sick children …it’s heart breaking how many families are here at the children’s hospital…every one with a story.We found out our son had CDH and Duodenal Atresia in November and our doctors back home said there were only a few places in the country that deal with these high risk situations. We were informed that Colorado was the best and had the highest success rate.After our first call with them, it was clear where we needed to be and they said they wanted us in Colorado ASAP, so we left shortly after Christmas. Once we arrived, we met our amazing team of doctors and nurses twice a week…which are truly some of the kindest, smartest people we have ever met.The last couple months of the pregnancy where very hard on Sarah .. Due to the CDH and Duodenal Atresia she retained way too much fluid…so they did an Amino Reduction to relieve the pressure from her heart and lungs and to try and keep the baby longer, in hopes of further lung development.A couple weeks later our son Kay Chevalier Lindell was born on March 2nd at 3:30AM…weighing in at 5 pounds. He had his first surgery and went on Ecmo machine March 3. They noticed during the C section that Sarah was having irregular heartbeats…as soon as the baby was delivered they rushed Sarah off to an adult hospital where they monitored her heart for couple days.They finally discharged her so she could come back to children’s hospital and be with baby Kay. Shortly thereafter we had to rush Sarah to the ER where they found out that the left part of her heart was not pumping with the same pressure as the rest of her heart. They have her on heart meds and have discharged her with her own blood pressure machine.Sarah has been so strong and brave through all of this and is now in NICU with baby Kay. The connection between a mother and baby is the most incredible thing I have ever seen. When she talks to him and kisses him…it is amazing how he responds…love magic…it is true and powerful.There is nothing stronger or greater than a mother’s love. We have to love our families with all we have. Thank U to all of our friends and family for the positive thoughts and prayers…each and every one of you have restored our faith in humanity. There are truly some warm heart’d people out there. Thank U so much for thinking of us and including us in your thoughts and prayers.Eric Lindell & Familylast_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe solid concrete home has a mix of renovated and original features with three bathrooms.Bidding started at $4 million and moved to $7 million in two minutes. The rest of the bidding occurred privately between two bidders and the sellers, with auctioneer Haesley Cush keeping the crowd on the pool deck updated.After 20 minutes the bid had been raised to $7.5 million.Ten minutes later a further bid of $7.75 million was made privately and the house was officially put on the market for sale.Mr Cush resumed the public auction but with no further bids, it was sold to the Seymour family. Eight bidders took the 873sq m property to auction yesterday in a 40-minute showdown before a crowd of more than 80 on the pool deck. Four of the bidders were active. Brisbane’s strong prestige market secures spot on top 100 for first time The property has direct water access and is two doors down from the Sydney St Ferry Terminal.“This is a great sale for Brisbane and the prestige market and a good sign of things to come,” he said.The sale supports Brisbane’s 2019 debut on an international index which ranks cities according to the growth of their luxury housing market, with Brisbane outperforming Melbourne and just behind Sydney, to claim the 31st spot. It’s been held by the one family for 20 years, now this riverfront property has sold for a record price.A MULTI-level residence on the Brisbane River sold under the hammer on Saturday for $7.75 million, making it the fifth richest house in Brisbane City.The five-bedroom house with granite and marble staircases, at 39 Griffith St, New Farm, was last sold in 1999 for $1.2 million.With his grandfather, Queensland developer Kevin Seymour, on the phone, Ben Seymour made the winning bid from behind the pool gate, with a crowd of more than 80 on the connecting pool deck. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Queensland’s top sales of all time More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agocenter_img Brisbane’s prestige market grew by 3.1 per cent in 2018.The Prime International Residential Index recorded a 3.1 per cent growth in Brisbane’s luxury housing market last year.RELATED: The upstairs lounge room where sellers Allan and Glenice Mein were waiting while the auction took place on the pool deck below them.The property’s medium density zoning attracted homeowners, investors and developers from Melbourne, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane including the neighbouring Gambaro family, icons of the Brisbane restaurant scene, and the electrician who worked on the original build in the early 1980s.“In its day it would have been one of the most luxurious homes, and it’s built like a brick boatshed,” the electrician said.“It was the biggest house I ever worked on and this is my first time back.“The chandeliers themselves cost as much as a house.” From the back of the pool area, there are city views or you can look straight across to Shafston House at Kangaroo Point.Developers, Allan and Glenice Mein, raised their children and 8 grandchildren at 39 Griffith St. At one time, two of their children and six grandchildren were living in the house with them.Mr Seymour met the couple after the auction.“This is a fantastic property, a fantastic home,” he said.“You must have many great memories here.”Mrs Mein shook his hand warmly.“You were just so relaxed and professional,” she said to him.“You weren’t like I was.“Will your family move in here? I hope they do because it is a fantastic place.” The blue pearl marble staircase at the front entrance.Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire said the result made it the top residential auction sale in Queensland. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

August 9, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesNovember 17, 2014; Foreign PolicyForeign Policy’s annual list of global thinkers—the 100 people who most influenced what has been happening in the world over the past year—is out, and we always look through the nonprofit or NGO lens to see where these thinkers, activists, healers, and troublemakers connect to our sector. In a way, everyone on the list has an effect on nonprofits, but we’ve picked out a few for very explicit nonprofit interactions. In this sixth annual FP list, the nominees are grouped into categories:Agitators: Amidst the assemblage of ISIS, Boko Haram, and other extremists in this group is Vladimir Putin. Do note that Putin’s government has been cracking down on civil society, ostensibly with a concern to keep track of and regulate the flow of foreign capital into domestic NGOs, but Putin’s deeper motivations aren’t hard to discern. A vibrant, independent civil society in Russia is a distinct challenge to an increasingly controlling, nationalist governmental apparatus. Just ask the women of Pussy Riot, whose attempted exercise of free speech earned them prison sentences and, since the release of the band’s Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina from prison, extensive monitoring by the Russian police, even to the point of Federal Security Service agents bugging Tolokonnikova’s favorite Internet café.Decision-makers: National leaders such as Angela Merkel and Hassan Rouhani always affect nonprofits in their countries and others, but we want to take note of Aydan Özoğuz, the first Muslim woman to serve as a state minister in Germany. The daughter of two Turkish guest workers, Özoğuz is Germany’s new “integration minister,” with a mandate to “reimagine citizenship” and help all people in Germany, whether from long histories of German ancestors or new residents from Middle East and elsewhere, feel that they belong. For the immigration advocacy community’s long efforts in the U.S., which is supposed to be a “melting pot” for immigrants, Özoğuz’s mission has no American counterpart in a nation which maintains a large number of people whose xenophobia belies the history and importance of immigration in this country.Naturals: There is an outsider quality to the nominees of this group, for the most part activists committed to protecting the environment from the depredations of climate change and other hazards. Notable in this list are Ruth Buendía, president of Central Asháninka del Río Ene, which had mobilized the Asháninka people of Peru to fight the construction of hydroelectric dams that would destroy their homelands, and Aleta Baun, known as “Mama Aleta,” who has campaigned on behalf of the Molo, an indigenous people in Indonesia, against the marble mining companies ravaging East Timor.Challengers: Not surprisingly, civil society shows up strongly in FP’s group of thinkers who are “challengers”: Benny Tai, who co-founded Hong Kong’s Occupy Central with Love and Peace; Joshua Wong, the college freshman who founded the student movement called “Scholarism”; Leopoldo López, the head of the Popular Will party—more like a social movement—currently facing a long jail term for daring to criticize the Maduro government in Venezuela; Houcine Abassi, the leader of the Tunisian General Labor Union, who has helped forge a post-Arab Spring consensus in the country that gave birth to the protests across the Middle East while other nations have virtually disintegrated or returned to pre-Spring authoritarianism; and Thomas Piketty, the French economist who documented the wealth concentrations and inequities in the U.S. and Western Europe that have animated some of the thinking of nonprofits and foundations concerned about social change and justice. To find nonprofit leaders on the outside pressing for change in the private and public spheres is exactly where the nonprofit sector should be, as opposed to being a handmaiden to ruling cliques and business oligarchs.Advocates: There is no group of global thinkers in the FP list that is as clearly representative of the global importance of civil society than FP’s list of advocates. The list includes: Wendy Young in Washington, D.C., whose organization, Kids in Need of Defense, links young immigrants who have crossed the U.S. border only to find themselves in immigration court with pro bono attorneys; Hanna Hopko of Civic Sector of the Euromaidan who has been fighting for democratic reforms in Ukraine; Lena Klimova, the LGBT activist who founded Children 404, a support group for gay teens, and environmental activist Yevgeny Vitishko, an environmental activist, who stood up against the political restrictions enforced by the Putin government against protests during the Sochi Winter Olympics; Biram Dah Abeid, whose Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement, has been fighting slavery in Mauretania; Gloria Amparo, Maritza Asprilla Cruz, and Mery Medina, three Colombian women who work with a volunteer group called Butterflies to support women who have been victims of Colombia’s long-running civil conflict; and Rami Abdul Rahman, who runs from exile the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and Hagai El-Ad, who took over B’Tselem, a prominent human rights organization in Israel (recently criticized by Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, for “aiding terror”), for their dogged efforts to document and provide information on the civilian casualties that have been the cost of the Syrian civil war and the Israeli invasion of Gaza. In the “chroniclers” section of the FP list, one might have added Farah Baker to the activists. The 16-year-old Baker is better known as @Farah_Gazan, with some 200,000 followers who monitored her tweets from Gaza throughout the Israeli military incursion.Among others on this Foreign Policy list are civil society types among the “chroniclers,” “healers”, and “artists”, but the striking inclusions are those activists like Tai, Wong, Lopez, Abassi, Klimova, Vitishko, Abeid, Rahman, and El-Ad, who, among others, are the kind of civil society exemplars who put their lives on the line for the cause of social justice. Brave men, brave women, all worthy of honor, respect, and hopefully massive support.—Rick CohenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more