Long Island Plays Supporting Role at Inauguration

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York President Barack Obama gave his second inaugural address in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2012.Long Island played a supporting role in the presidential inauguration from offering musical talent before the big day to supplying celebratory libations afterward—plus local residents that went to Washington, D.C. for the occasion.Bedell Cellars winery in Cutchogue provided a 2009 Merlot for the 2013 Inaugural Luncheon on Monday. The Stony Brook School’s Chamber Singers sang a South African song called “Bonse Aba” during a pre-inauguration celebration Saturday. And countless Long Islanders braved the cold to watch President Barack Obama’s second inauguration live.“Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life,” Obama said from the steps of the Capitol Building. “It does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time—but it does require us to act in our time.”The president gave his second inaugural address Monday after a ceremonial oath. Chief Justice John Roberts had sworn Obama shortly before noon Jan. 20, as is legally required, but his swearing in ceremony was redone publicly Monday for the full day’s events, which coincided with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Whenever Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday, it is rescheduled for the following day.U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), chair of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, said the caterers for the 2013 Inaugural Luncheon chose Bedell, the North Fork wine.“Serving Long Island’s own Bedell Cellars Merlot at the Inaugural luncheon shines a spotlight on one of New York’s world-class wine industry,” said Schumer. The senator was reportedly pushing for Long Island duck on the menu, but the Merlot will be served with bison instead.The 16-member Stony Brook School Chamber Singers had received an invitation to sing in an inauguration event at the National City Christian Church as well. They were among 40 ensembles invited to perform from across the country.In addition to LI residents who drove down to the nation’s capital on their own, some organized bus trips, including an NAACP-chartered coach to D.C. from Lakeview that left early Monday morning destined for the National Mall.Comparing the Founding Fathers to the partisan gridlock in today’s Congress were dominant themes woven throughout Obama’s speech as he nudged the Republican majority that has blocked his legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.“Decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay,” the president said. “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.  We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect.  We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial, and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years, and 40 years, and 400 years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall.”last_img read more

2015 Jeep Renegade SUV: Roomy, Reliable & Rugged

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 GiantThe 2015 Jeep Renegade is an all-new subcompact crossover SUV possessing everything you’ve ever known and loved about the Wrangler and Cherokee, along with its own distinct style, character, and added perks. Shorter, yet about an inch wider than the popular Cherokee, the Renegade boasts a three-passenger rear seat and additional useful cargo capacity. It’s easy to park, fun to drive, and its four-wheel drive models, such as the Trailhawk, absolutely dominate the off-road environment.With a body structure modeled after the Fiat 500X, who would have thought this mini off-road hybrid would pack so much punch with Jeep fans and auto reviewers alike?“Sure, the Renegade has unmatched off-road credentials,” states Edmunds. “You almost expect that. But would you have also guessed that this Jeep is fun to drive around town and has plenty of character?“It’s nimble around town and easy to park, and four-wheel-drive models, especially the Trailhawk, offer best-in-class off-road capability,” it continues. “Buyers have a choice of two engines. We prefer the base turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder because it is smoother than the available 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Otherwise, the engines put out similar amounts of power. “Compared to previous, inexpensive Jeep crossovers like the Compass and Patriot, the Renegade is also more personable,” adds Edmunds. Visit NY Auto Giant today and drive home the compact, economical and rugged 2015 Jeep Renegade SUV!Mud, snow, sand or rock, this tiny beast will get you and your loved ones where you need and want to go, safely. Those terrains, as well as a map of the world-famous Moab off-road area, are actually embossed in the center console tray of the Trailhawk—along with decorative mud splatter! If that doesn’t give you some sense of just how reliable the Renegade is in these challenging conditions, we’re not sure what else does. “Small, cheap, and cheerful, the Renegade is just as much fun as its toylike dimensions might lead you to believe,” writes Car and Driver. “Its styling is full of nifty Jeep touches, including two removable ‘My Sky’ roof panels and clever Easter Egg design details sprinkled throughout. “Power comes from a 160-hp, 1.4-liter turbo four with a six-speed manual or a 180-hp, 2.4-liter four with a nine-speed automatic,” it continues. “Each is available with front- or four-wheel drive, and the Trailhawk model promises real off-road capability.”Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto GiantKelley Blue Book cites the Renegade’s safety technology and the Trailhawk version as its “Favorite Features.” Among some of this safety tech—which was until recently reserved for luxury cars, it explains—are: Lane Departure Warning-Plus and Forward Collision Warning-Plus, which can automatically apply the brakes in the event of a collision, and blind-spot monitoring.“No other vehicle in its class has the off-road chops of a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk,” it raves. “This trail-rated Renegade boasts additional hardware and software that make it surprisingly capable in the wild. And even if you never exploit its full potential, you can appreciate the Renegade Trailhawk’s tougher looks. “…the Renegade is practical, efficient and offers surprising safety and tech features,” continues Kelley Blue Book. “Its small size makes it at home in crowded cities, and its sub-$19,000 starting price is highly attractive. Where it stands apart is in the wild. With optional 4-wheel drive and the ability to tame terrain, the Renegade earns its Jeep badge.”To get behind the wheel of your very own 2015 Jeep Renegade SUV, visit NY Auto Giant’s Atlantic Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or any one of NY Auto Giant’s other locations across Long Island today!last_img read more

Celebrity doctor sells Brisbane riverfront investment property

first_imgDr Ingrid Tall, owner of Cosmetic Image Clinic, has sold her Norman Park investment property. Photo: Bruce Long.FORMER Australian Medical Association Queensland boss, media identity and political aspirant Dr Ingrid Tall has sold her Norman Park investment property for a tidy $2.32 million.Dr Tall, who now runs Cosmetic Images Clinics in the Brisbane CBD, has owned the property at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, for two decades.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThis property at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, has just sold for $2.32m.The home at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, as seen from the front.The home has been snapped up by a couple of empty nesters moving from a large acreage property on Brisbane’s southside.While they might be downsizing in terms of the land and house, the buyers are certainly upsizing when it comes to views.MILLIONS CHANGE HANDS DURING HUGE AUCTION WEEKThe kitchen in the home at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe view from the deck at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.The four-bedroom riverfront home offers spectacular, panoramic views of the river and city.The traditional Queenslander-style house has a timeless gabled white and navy facade and retains original features such as wooden floors, VJ walls and high ceilings.BRISBANE HOUSE PRICES LEAVING SYDNEY FOR DEADInside the home at 8 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.The property is very private, bound by only one neighbour and with Norman Creek on the other side.The house is two-storey and split into two completely separate, self-contained living zones.Sarah Hackett of Place negotiated the sale.Records show the property last sold for $822,000 in 2001.WHAT QUEENSLANDERS WANT IN A HOMEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenChris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:29last_img read more