Rickards

25 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

Posted 25 June 2019 21:35:00 The quality of the new condominiums was at the center of attention as the residents of Mascot Towers in Sydney were forced to evacuate more than a week ago. Key points: Owners of apartments throughout Australia claim to have been left on foot for poor quality construction John Grant's condominium […]

25 Jun 19
Reflections

Regional writing, once the stepchild of American letters, dominates today’s literary fiction.

25 Jun 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1694457-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1694457-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1694457-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1694457-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Adan Darun, 11 months old, relaxes among welcome mats near the main concourse during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images Aviators on-field emcee Andy Martello sports a rainbow hat while working the crowd during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images An MiLB Pride flag hangs next to the American flag beyond right field during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images Aviators on-field emcee Katie Greener sports a rainbow tutu while working the crowd during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images Even the Aviator logo is awash in rainbow colors on the scoreboard during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images Rainbow sneakers are left under a lounge chair in the pool area during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images The Aviators scoreboard is awash in rainbow colors during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images Anthony Allen, 3, and Donald Allen, 4, play with colored balloons as Kevin Lecik looks on about the main concourse during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images An Aviators fan has her rainbow bow adjusted during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images Fans Trent Dantzig and Theresa Arzola sport a Pride headband and bow during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images Tiny rainbow bows are free for the taking in the Pride info area beside the main concourse during Pride Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday, June 24, 2019, Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images Dustin Fowler and Corban Joseph each drove in three runs and the Aviators pounded out 20 hits in a 15-6 Pacific Coast League victory over the Sacramento River Cats on Monday night before 8,914 at Las Vegas Ballpark. Fowler had two hits, including a solo home run, and also scored four runs. Sheldon Neuse had a two-run homer for the Aviators (42-35). Neuse, who had two hits, is 26-for-47 (.553) in his last 11 games with four homers and 13 RBIs. Joseph and Franklin Barreto each had three hits. The victory capped a five-game homestand against Sacramento (39-37), which won three times. The River Cats scored all of their runs on home runs by Francisco Pena, Zach Green, Joey Rickard and Chris Shaw. Green’s was a three-run blast in the third inning. The Aviators visit the Fresno Grizzlies for a four-game series starting Tuesday. It was Pride Night at Las Vegas Ballpark as the baseball community celebrated the local LGBT community. “MiLB Pride was created in response to a growing industry trend,” according to Milb.com. “While just 19 teams staged Pride Nights in 2017, 41 did so in 2018.” Nearly 70 teams are expected to take part in Pride ceremonies this season.
25 Jun 19
Russia News Now

Gold prices rallied to six-year highs last week and continued posting gains on Monday at $1,403 per ounce. China boosting its gold stockpile, to shift away from the US dollar, has added to the precious metal’s resurgence. The People’s Bank of China has purchased more than 70 tons of gold since December, according to the […]

25 Jun 19
Kalkine Media

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a market feedback letter summarising issues raised by interested parties and its preliminary views on the proposed merger of AP Eagers Limited and Automotive Holdings Group on 24 June 2019, expressing concerns over the deal between the two largest car dealers in Australia. The competition watchdog is […]

25 Jun 19
2GB
A top engineer is insisting everyone needs to calm down over Mascot Towers until the cause of the building defects is determined. Mascot Towers was evacuated on June 14 after engineers discovered structural cracks in the 10-year-old apartment complex, forcing residents to find other accommodation. The situation has prompted widespread outrage, as residents are forced to foot the $1-million repair bill with little help from the state government. But Charles Rickard, principal of Rickard Engineering, tells Alan Jones we shouldn’t be blaming anyone until we fully understand the cause of the defects. “We all need to calm down though, Alan… a lot of that media coverage is from people outside the industry.  “We’ve all jumped to conclusions… if it is, in fact, settling into the ground due to a change in the water table, it is not the builder’s fault, it’s not the developer’s fault, it could well be next door’s fault, and it may still be a building defect, but until we get to the truth all we’re doing is hurting people for no good reason.” But Alan wasn’t on board with the view that the residents who have lost their homes should ‘calm down’. “You’re asking people to calm down, and may I respectfully say Charles, so should you… you can’t tell a person who bought an apartment there, who now today faces the prospect of having a mortgage over his head and no asset and has nowhere to live to calm down. “If it was you, you’d be angry and so would I.” Click PLAY below to hear the heated exchange