AGR offers advice on discrimination

first_img Comments are closed. The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has launched a new briefingpaper to help graduate recruiters understand disability discrimination. Recruiting Disabled Graduates outlines disability discrimination legislationin the workplace and offers advice on a range of issues, including attractingdisabled graduates, planning recruitment and selection activities to avoiddiscrimination, tailoring induction programmes for disabled employees, andretention and career building for disabled staff. Carl Gilleard, chief executive of AGR, said: “It is important graduaterecruiters make sure recruitment processes are inclusive. “Most recruiters would like to feel that their procedures are just, buta lack of knowledge about particular issues can lead to unintentionaldiscrimination. “This new briefing paper is designed to keep them up to date whilehighlighting the positive reasons for recruiting disabled people.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article AGR offers advice on discriminationOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Energy flow in growth and production

first_imgGrowth involves two flows of energy: the chemical energy in the monomers used to construct the macromolecules that comprise tissue (proteins, nucleic acids, lipid membranes), and the metabolic energy used to build those macromolecules. The metabolic costs of synthesising the macromolecules necessary to build tissue are well defined, and we have a robust estimate of the overall cost of growth for an individual ectotherm. At the population level the cost of production appears to be much greater for endotherms than ectotherms, the reasons for which are not fully understood. These uncertainties are important to resolve if we wish to accurately model the flow of energy through populations or ecosystems because simply scaling up from individual energetics may produce misleading results.last_img read more

Ships of US Navy’s 3rd Fleet to Participate in SFFW12

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: participate View post tag: Navy’s Back to overview,Home naval-today Ships of US Navy’s 3rd Fleet to Participate in SFFW12 Share this article View post tag: fleet View post tag: SFFW12 Three ships of the U.S. Navy’s 3rd Fleet are scheduled to visit San Francisco to participate in the 31st annual San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 4-9.The ships participating include amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Preble (DDG 88).San Francisco Fleet Week 2012 (SFFW 12) is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team and to experience the best of the sea services. More than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are scheduled to participate in SFFW 12 to celebrate the shared maritime history of the naval services and the Bay Area. This event will showcase naval personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities with an emphasis on humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HA/DR).SFFW 12 will include the third annual Senior Leadership Seminar (SLS), which brings together leaders from the military along with local, regional, state and federal agencies and the private sector to discuss their capabilities to respond to a natural disaster in the Bay Area. The SLS provides senior Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard leaders an excellent opportunity to build partnerships with their local, state and regional counterparts that are involved in disaster preparedness and response.There will be several opportunities for the public to interact with the crew and leadership of the participating ships during SFFW 12. In addition to the SLS, there will be an HA/DR-themed static display area at the Marina Green, ship tours, Urban Search and Rescue Training involving SFPD, SFFD, Sailors and Marines at Treasure Island, the Parade of Ships, Battle of the Bands in Golden Gate Park, and Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard participation in the Italian Heritage Day Parade and the San Francisco 49ers Military Salute game. Additionally, the Blue Angels will perform along the waterfront during the Fleet Week air show.U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval operations across 50 million square miles of the eastern and northern Pacific Ocean, from the west coast of the United States to the International Date Line.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 04, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: UScenter_img View post tag: ships View post tag: News by topic Ships of US Navy’s 3rd Fleet to Participate in SFFW12 View post tag: 3rd October 4, 2012 View post tag: Naval Training & Educationlast_img read more

Tickets Now Available Now for The Humans Off-Broadway

first_imgTickets are now on sale for the off-Broadway premiere of Stephen Karam’s The Humans. The production, directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello, begins previews on September 30 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Tony nominees Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell are set to star in the drama, which opens on October 25.The show follows Erik (Birney,) a father who brings his family to his daughter’s Manhattan apartment for Thanksgiving. Tensions rise as secrets and fears are exposed.In addition to Birney and Houdyshell, the Roundabout production will feature Cassie Beck, Greg Keller, Sarah Steele and Joyce Van Patten. Related Shows The Humans Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017 View Comments Star Files Reed Birneylast_img read more

Industry Honors

first_imgThree University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) experts received awards from the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) during the association’s WINTERgreen Tradeshow and Conference in Duluth last month.CAES Horticulture Professor Tim Smalley received GGIA’s Vivian Munday/Buck Jones Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, the association’s most prestigious honor. The award is presented when there is an individual deserving of recognition for a lifetime of accomplishment and contributions to the Green Industry.Smalley has mentored and inspired generations of UGA horticulture students, guided trips around the world and most recently became the UGA Horticulture Department’s interim department head.His career began as a student gardener at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland, and went on to positions including tree farmer at Walt Disney World and assistant director of the botanical garden at Cornell University.As a scientist, he has conducted research on the effect of soil amendments on growth and water-stress tolerance of ornamental plants. He has led courses in nursery management, landscape contracting and horticulture professionalism while also serving as the departmental undergraduate scholarship, internship and jobs coordinator.Smalley has taught the popular Woody Landscape Plant Identification and Use course at UGA, which leads students across campus to learn about the thousands of trees and shrubs that comprise the UGA Campus Arboretum. He has also been a longtime advisor for the UGA Horticulture Club.His Art and Gardens of the Grand Tour study-abroad program has heightened students’ horticultural and cultural appreciation since 2001.Smalley received the 1994 D.W. Brooks Award for Teaching Excellence, is an eight-time recipient of the horticulture department’s Outstanding Teacher Award and is a member of the UGA Teaching Academy. He received the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture’s Teaching Award of Merit in 1995 and the American Society for Horticultural Science’s Outstanding Educator Award in 2014.David Berle, a UGA horticulture associate professor, received GGIA’s Educator of the Year Award. The award honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to ornamental horticultural research and promotion of the Green Industry through academic endeavors.Berle’s primary objective in teaching is to help students understand the connection between scientific aspects of horticulture and how horticulture can play a major role in solving many current ecological problems.He has introduced thousands of UGA students to horticulture through teaching and as the director of the wildly popular UGArden, UGA’s student-run garden. The much-heralded teaching garden took shape due to Berle’s vision and a grant that helped fuel its early growth. There he has taught countless students, both for classes and as volunteers, practical lessons on raising crops. The garden also provides produce to disadvantaged families and local schools.His credentials include bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture from North Carolina State University and he is pursuing a masters’ degree in landscape architecture from UGA.Greg Huber, the training coordinator for the Center for Urban Agriculture, received GGIA’s Communicator of the Year Award. The award honors the individual who best served the horticulture industry in Georgia through the media and other forms of promotion. Huber is a 1996 graduate of the UGA College of Environment and Design and a Georgia-registered landscape architect with experience in site planning, landscape construction and management, irrigation, field production, retail nursery sales and technical instruction.He joined Center for Urban Agriculture, based on the UGA Griffin campus, in 2016. Huber communicates timely information and announcements to the landscape and turf industries through Landscape Alerts and Updates and the Georgia Certified Landscape and Plant Professional newsletters.He was the recipient of GGIA’s Educator of the Year award in 2015 and Southern Crescent Technical College’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction in 2012.The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture’s booth in the GGIA tradeshow was awarded third place in the Best in Show non-plant category. UGA Extension agents were on hand at the booth to provide information on Green Industry programs available through Extension.The focal point of the booth was the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture’s personal UGA mascot, Agga. Huber designed the mascot which wears a green sweater and is adorned with plant life typically found in urban landscapes. Huber also designed the UGA Griffin Campus’ original Uga mascot which is located on the campus quad where it welcomes visitors to the campus.GGIA is a statewide trade association whose members include wholesale nursery growers, retail garden centers, floriculture growers, landscape and maintenance contractors, irrigation contractors and suppliers, allied products and services.last_img read more

CNC Machine Operator Skills Training coming to Bennington

first_imgThe Machine Operators Skills Training Program (M.O.S.T.) is a pilot training program designed to prepare displaced, unemployed workers for careers as machine operators in advanced machine shops. Candidates selected for this free program participate in an intensive, two-week training process. Starting wages for CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine operators can range from $10 to $15 per hour.The Vermont Department of Labor (VT DOL) is now accepting applications for the M.O.S.T. program that begins in Bennington on May 8, 2006. Applicants are not required to have previous manufacturing or machining experience. Candidates who successfully complete the training will be eligible to fill current job openings in the Bennington area.The 10-day, accelerated curriculum includes Basic Math Skills, Basic Blueprint Reading, Mechanical Measurement and Quality Control, CNC Milling Technology, and hands-on CNC Programming and Machine Operation. All training is done in a mobile training center specially equipped with computers and desktop machining equipment. After completing the M.O.S.T. classroom training, successful participants selected for employment will receive 60 days of paid, on-the-job training.The M.O.S.T. program is being managed by the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) and the five other New England affiliates of the nationwide Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). M.O.S.T. is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The program was launched in Maine on February 8, 2006 and is now spreading to the other New England states.For more information or to apply for the M.O.S.T. program, contact Wendy Morse (802-442-6376) at the VT Department of Labor in Bennington.About VMECVMEC is a not-for-profit Center headquartered in Randolph Center whose mission is “To improve manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s manufacturers.” This is done through professional consulting, one-on-one coaching, and public and onsite workshops to help Vermont’s approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize their manufacturing and business processes, adopt advanced technologies, reduce costs, and improve their competitiveness. Visit is external) for more information.last_img read more

Last Woman Standing

first_imgCourtney Dauwalter RAN 279 Miles in Big Backyard Ultra and outlasted all but one competitor.On the morning of the fourth day, Johan Steene and Courtney Dauwalter stood at Big Backyard Ultra’s start corral once again. The three whistles had blown, signaling the three, two, then one-minute countdown. The duo awaited the clang of the cowbell, the official green light to begin their 68th lap. Having run an improbable 279 miles over four days, three nights, and virtually no sleep, only one would be the ‘last man standing’–but when that would happen, no one quite knew.Dauwalter, 33 and a rising star on the ultrarunning circuit, had learned about Big Backyard after reading about founder and organizer Gary Cantrell, a.k.a. Lazarus Lake’s, famed races. Steen first heard of BBU in 2014 (when he won the race in his inaugural year of competing); he was the third-to-last surviving competitor before quitting at last year’s competition. He entered again this year because he knew that first prize gains admittance into the Barkley Marathons. “I wanted that spot,” he says.While Dauwalter has yet to enter Barkley, Big Backyard appealed to her because “with this format, you get to find your own limit, whatever that is,” Dauwalter says. “There’s no finish line. You just get to keep going and see how long you can go.”Or how long you can, well, suffer. The race began at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, October 20th, when 70 runners lined up and awaited the cowbell clang from Cantrell, before starting the 4.1667-mile loop trail on Cantrell’s backyard farmland in Tennessee (the race is named for his pitbull, ‘Big’). Competitors had an hour to complete the loop. Once finished, any down time was spent, at least initially, chatting with other competitors or crew members, enjoying a snack, or sitting in a folding chair that competitors set up for themselves as a micro, makeshift camp while awaiting the next round of whistles, which happened three minutes before 7:40AM. Four port-a-potties were stationed near the start; Cantrell says you can always tell when a runner has to ‘go’ because, “that’s when he runs his fastest loop.”The loops continued each hour; runners gathered at the start. Pause. Another loop. Another pause. Another loop–and so on, every hour, for hours and hours and hours, as daylight faded to dusk.“It’s a mind game,” Cantrell says. “The runners say that it’s a total mind fuck, because you can’t run off and leave people, and you can’t win until they lose.”Throughout the first night, when the race transitioned to the road, runners dropped. Cantrell chooses the competitors each year (many more runners apply than are granted admittance) and says he can usually identify who will quit first; however, trying to choose a winner is much more difficult.By the second night, Dauwalter started to feel the effects of no sleep. Her husband, Kevin, who serves as her crew, awaited each return to her camp chair. Dauwalter started hallucinating–she saw a giant cowboy, 12 feet tall, standing in front of her with a yellow bucket hat on his head, swinging his lasso. Then she saw an ice castle, and spectators lined up along the imaginary streets, cheering and twirling. Still, she kept running.“You can’t have a bad hour with Backyard,” Lake says. “With 100-mile races, you can take a long break or have several hours where you struggle. This, you have to step up every hour. If your stomach is upset and you are ill, an hour later you may be fine, but by then it’s too late.”At the start of the third morning, with 183.3 miles down, five runners remained, including 2017 champion Guillaume Calmettes; Dauwalter was the only female. By nightfall, only Dauwalter, Steene and Gavin Woody were still running. “I remember looking at both of them standing in the start corral that night and thinking, ‘this might never end,’” Dauwalter says. “They were showing no signs of fatigue and weakness. I thought to myself, holy buckets, what have we done?’”But Woody dropped at 270.8 miles, leaving only Steene and Dauwalter.“He had been a beast for the entire race, but we are predators now,” Steene says. “We all aim for the grand prize and therefore we leave the weak behind for carnage. And we feel triumphant while we do it. One less competitor to worry about.”On they ran, throughout the night. Steene says he likely slept a few minutes between every loop; Dauwalter tried to push through on minimal rest.“I feel that the absolute limit of how long you can go without sleep is around 80, 85 hours, then you run into issues,” Cantrell says. “You can take those five-minute naps, but if you don’t go through actual sleep, eventually, it will catch you.”On the fourth morning, at the start of the 67th lap–67 hours and 279 miles into the race, Dauwalter turned to Steene, shook his hand, said a few words, and walked back to her tent. She was done–or, in the vernacular of BBU and the 68 competitors who’d quit before her, ‘DNF’ – Did Not Finish.“I didn’t consciously decide it at that moment, it was just a reality of, there’s no battery power left,” Dauwalter says. ”It wasn’t a big dramatic thing or me having bones sticking out of my leg; it was just internally, I couldn’t give any more.”Steene ran his final, lonely, 68th lap, the 2018 champion. “After she told me to ‘go out and win’ and walked away, I wanted to grab her and drag her out again,” Steene says of Dauwalter. “The lonely loop was extremely long. I understood that Courtney wanted to be kind, letting me to know that she was quitting in order for me to enjoy my last loop. The effect was strangely the opposite. I thought of all the runners that had spilled their guts on the Backyard. I thought of Courtney who had been the leading warrior, the steady metronome throughout almost three full days. I was feeling empty and alone. I longed back to the community. We hunt best in a pack.”With 283 miles run, Steene set a new Big Backyard Ultra record, and Dauwalter’s 279 miles crushed the previous female farthest distance of 120 miles.The race has evolved into a worldwide event, with Big Backyard Ultras taking place in over 12 countries. As such, the 2019 Big Backyard Ultra will be a world championship of sorts.“Next year, the Backyard has an even stronger field than this year, which is astonishing,” Cantrell says. “Almost everyone in there is a contender to win. And they all know it. And they come to win.”last_img read more

Mexican Military Make Record Seizure of Methamphetamines

first_img Mexican military personnel made a record seizure of over 15 tons of methamphetamines and other substances used to manufacture synthetic drugs, the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) announced on February 8. The discovery of these psychotropic substances was a result of ground reconnaissance carried out by troops in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, in the state of Jalisco. Since 2006, the Mexican Army has dismantled 646 laboratories for producing synthetic drugs and seized more than 45 tons of methamphetamines, according to official figures. According to Antonio Mazzitelli, director of the UN anti-drug office for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, synthetic drugs represent an attractive opportunity for criminal organizations because, unlike natural drugs, they can be produced anywhere, once the organization has access to the chemical precursors. By Dialogo February 10, 2012last_img read more

Budget Briefing: Jobs That Pay

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release There are two paths we can take in considering Pennsylvania’s economic future. We can work with the private sector to make targeted investments in job creation or we can continue down a path of financial devastation caused by budget gimmickry that will result in a $2.3 billion deficit that will stifle economic growth in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf has worked with businesses across Pennsylvania to help them grow and thrive, but inaction by the legislature has left us with a ballooning deficit. If we build on a bipartisan budget agreement and work to eliminate the deficit, we can take on the status quo and work with businesses to drive economic growth in Pennsylvania. If we fail to honestly address our deficit, we will see skyrocketing property taxes and an economic environment diminished by a lack of investment.FAILURE TO ACTProperty Tax IncreasesIf we do not act to eliminate our deficit, nearly three-quarters of Pennsylvania homeowners will see their already-too-high property taxes skyrocket even further. Property taxes will continue to increase for businesses, choking economic growth. This has played out over the past four years. Since 2011, school districts have been forced to increase local property taxes by $1.2 billion dollars. In the last year alone, 83 school districts increased property taxes above the index because of budget uncertainty, and another 175 school districts are contemplating additional tax increases this year.Lost JobsIf we are unable to fix our deficit, key partnerships between the public and private sectors could be cut or eliminated. The PA First Program helps to secure significant job creation and retention projects through the Governor’s Action Team as well as customized job training for thousands of incumbent workers under the WEDNet Program, but if we fail to fix our deficit, this funding could be reduced or eliminated. A cut to funding to the Ben Franklin Technology Partners would decrease the number of company investments – new or follow-on investments – that each of the four regional Ben Franklin Technology Partners would make in Pennsylvania’s tech companies. These investments are crucial for the growth of our companies and are often leveraged by outside sources of capital.The cut would also eliminate critical programming for our entrepreneurs that help provide them the skills and opportunity to create jobs in Pennsylvania. Cutting funding for the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) program would reduce the number of Pennsylvania companies supported by partners, including the Small Business Development Centers and regional Industrial Resource Centers. Further, organizations that use the PREP funding to match their Federal funding may not be able to raise the entire match requirement. If we want to maintain these public-private partnerships and provide critical assistance to job creators, we need to honestly address our deficit.Elimination of Services for Local GovernmentsIf we do not address the deficit, services that help municipalities could be cut. A cut in funding to the Center for Local Government Services’ budget will result in a decrease in the Center’s capacity to offer technical assistance to municipalities across the commonwealth as well as halt in the development of the Early Warning System. A cut in the Center’s budget would limit the Center’s staff from assisting communities in need, impacting the ability of a functioning government. Other programs, like Keystone Communities could face cuts as well. If the Keystone Communities program were to be cut by 10%, the number of communities and downtowns that would have benefited would be limited. The number of Pennsylvania’s communities and neighborhoods that could experience growth and stability would be cut. Streetscape and façade improvement initiatives would not happen. Improvements in Main Street and Elm Street neighborhoods that help drive business development and encourage residents to move into our communities, would not happen.CHOOSING A RESPONSIBLE PATHInvesting in Proven Job Creation ProgramsSince his inauguration, Governor Wolf has made “Jobs that Pay” a priority in Pennsylvania. In 2015, the Governor’s Action Team completed 58 relocation and expansion projects which created more than 4,500 new jobs and retained over 11,000 positions, announced the successful phase-out of the Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise tax, and grew the Solid Gross Domestic Product by two percent. In December 2015, the unemployment rate dipped below five percent for the first time since March 2008.The 2016-17 Budget continues to focus on policies and investments that foster the creation of good-paying jobs, encourage partnerships among business and our education system, and lead to a strong economy.Successful economic development requires partnerships between the public and private sectors. The 2016-17 Budget continues a two-year restoration of previous cuts in economic development programs by reinvesting in initiatives that are proven to create jobs and result in long-term economic growth. The 2016-17 Budget:Provides an increase of $11 million to PA First for a total of $45 million, estimated to create at least 11,000 jobs, retain 40,000 jobs, and leverage $1.9 billion in private sector investmentProvides $15 million for The Keystone Communities programProvides $30 million to Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement ProgramProvides $798,000 to help prevent base realignment and closure actions by the federal governmentReallocates $125 million in existing Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) resources to recapitalize Business in Our Sites.Making Work Pay: Increasing the Minimum WagePennsylvanians who work full time at the minimum wage earn $15,080 annually, leaving them below the poverty level for a family of four and unable to afford basic necessities. The current minimum wage of $7.25 purchases about one-quarter less than the minimum wage did in 1968, although low-wage workers now are better educated and more skilled.The 2016-17 Budget proposes to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.15 per hour, while tying it to inflation to maintain its purchasing power over time. A minimum wage increase to $10.15 per hour supports local businesses, creates new jobs, and would boost state revenue by roughly $60 million annually.Training Pennsylvania’s Workforce for Jobs That PayThe federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) seeks to strategically align workforce development programs and match employers with qualified skilled workers. Through an unprecedented effort to bring together multiple state agencies, employers, and education and training providers to increase the number of high-paying jobs and better prepare Pennsylvanians for those jobs, this plan aims to:Make job training more responsive to employers’ needs by engaging with industry-driven workforce partnerships;Increase the number of Pennsylvanians who have college degrees or industry-recognized skill credentials or certificates so that by 2025, 60 percent ofPennsylvanians will possess those credentials or certificates;Link job training to career pathways, so that training leads to jobs that provide higher pay over time;Enable youth to gain skills and work experiences by providing opportunities for summer jobs, internships, apprenticeships and other types of work-based learning, andImprove the ability of state agencies and training providers to better understand jobs of the future and the education and training to prepare Pennsylvanians for those jobs.To complement the provisions in the proposed WIOA State Plan, the 2016-2017 Budget will provide:$11.6 million to Pennsylvania Industry Partnerships program to enable workers to earn industry-recognized credentials and move up into better jobs,A $2 million increase for vocational rehabilitation programs that help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment, and \A $12 million to continue an initiative that combines the knowledge and experience of the state’s Industrial Resource Centers with the technological advances of our higher education sector through The IRC Manufacturing Initiative. Budget Briefing: Jobs That Pay Read more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: February 09, 2016last_img read more

Iconic New Farm riverfront is sale of the century

first_imgMr Welsby played halfback in the first intercolonial rugby match between Queensland and New South Wales in 1882. Thomas Welsby had a house at New Farm and one at Amity Point on North Stradbroke Island where this picture was taken for the book: ‘Moreton Bay — Our Heritage in Focus’. Picture: supplied.He was president of the Queensland Rugby Union for 10 years before the start of World War II, and today Queensland clubs still play for the Thomas Welsby Memorial cup.He also started the Brisbane Sailing Club which later became the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.Amity House remained in the family until 1952 when it was sold to the Colonial Sugar Refining Company. In 1980 it was bought by the Commonwealth Government and used as Queensland’s principle naval residence.In 1997 it made national headlines when it returned to the market and was bought by Brisbane architect Tony Dempsey who turned it into his family home. Architect Tony Dempsey is now selling his Amity House home.“The first thing that architects look for is aspect and there aren’t too many inner city properties with this northeast aspect,” Mr Dempsey said.The house has been maintained in original condition with verandas on three sides fronting the river.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThere are terraced gardens leading down to the Brisbane Riverwalk where you can stroll along the river into the city.There are original compass points etched into the front path and stained glass panels featuring the house name, Amity.The residence has four bedrooms, two of which have ensuites and the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe. The main living area.A 1.8m wide central corridor showcases the polished timber floors, 3.6m high VJ ceilings and double sided VJ boarding walls. The house faces northeast, out to the Brisbane River.An extension in the 1920s added a sub-floor office and car accommodation and Mr Dempsey has remodelled the original bathroom, added an ensuite to the master bedroom and repainted.The property is being sold by Expressions of Interest through Ray White New Farm. The historic home at 101 Welsby Street, New Farm.IT’S been home to the head of the navy, an architect, and a Queensland rugby union legend and now this half acre inner city villa on the river is on the market for the first time this century. Amity House is a New Farm time capsule: the last surviving riverfront home from the 19th century. Not much has changed at Amity House in 127 years.It was built for Brisbane historian, author, politician, angler and sportsman, Thomas Welsby, in 1892 and has a 30m river frontage along the Bulimba reach of the Brisbane River.The house, at 101 Welsby St, is for sale as a complete 2127sq m property, or there is an option to buy a 672sq m parcel of vacant land around the home.“This opportunity will never ever be seen again,” Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire said. FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTER MORE REAL ESTATE STORIEScenter_img How this mansion set a new auction record Historic Sandgate home’s link to cannons and corned beeflast_img read more