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Douglas to speak at National Press Club on health care reform

first_imgJim Douglas, Governor of Vermont and Chair of the National Governors Association will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on September 17, 2009, to discuss his yearlong NGA initiative, Rx for Health Reform: Affordable, Accessible, Accountable which looks at opportunities for states to contribute to the success of national health care reform.Douglas announced on August 27 of this year, that he would not seek re-election as Governor in 2010.As Governor, he has made health care reform a top priority in Vermont so its citizens have access to high-quality, affordable health care. Less than a year after taking office, the Governor launched The Blueprint for Health to transform Vermont’s health care system and help all Vermonters lead healthier lives and reduce health care costs, and in 2006 signed a comprehensive package of health reforms to expand access to coverage, improve the quality and performance of the health care system and contain costs.Douglas has served the people of Vermont for nearly 40 years, culminating with his election as Governor in 2002. His public service began by being elected to the Vermont House of Representatives just after graduating from Middlebury College in 1972.The National Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and Douglas’ remarks will begin just after 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made by contacting reservations at the National Press Club, (202) 662-7501 or reservations@press.org(link sends e-mail). Cost of luncheon admission is $17 for National Press Club members, $28 for their guests and $35 for general admission.Credentialed press may cover this event with proper ID.The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW, one block west of Metro Center. For more information about the Club and its programs visit www.press.org(link is external).ABOUT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUBThe National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Founded in 1908, the Club has 3,500 members representing most major news organizations. Each year, the Club holds more than 2,000 events including news conferences, luncheons and panels, and more than 250,000 guests come through its doors. Source: NGA. WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

The listing of this home at Hamilton is tipped to test the luxury market

first_img1 Dickson Tce, Hamilton. 1 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.BRISBANE’S high end property market has been firing of late, with a number of significant multimillion-dollar sales chalked up in recent weeks.Nationally, million dollar plus sales are rising with the latest figures revealing the number of properties selling for more than $1 million is at a new record high.In the 12 months to June 2017, 15.4 per cent of all house sales and 8.8 per cent of all unit sales nationally were at a price of at least $1 million.A property predicted to well and truly exceed that level is a home owned by Brisbane developer Anthony Barakat and his wife Terrie at Hamilton.Mr Barakat, who does a lot of his investing south of the border these days, said with their four children growing up, they didn’t use the home at 1 Dickson Tce, as much as they once did and they were going to downsize to a unit.1 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe house at 1 Dickson Tce, Hamilton was designed by Greg Harris who also designed a massive home at 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point which broke Brisbane’s house price record when it sold for more than $18 million earlier this year.1 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Mr Barakat said as his children grew older they really only used three rooms of the house, the kitchen, the laundry (which was in constant use) and the barbecue area.1 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.The home has multiple living and entertainment areas over three levels. There is an infinity edge pool with glass fencing and an outdoor kitchen.1 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.The home has been listed through Damon Warat of Ray White Ascot.1 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.last_img read more