first_imgThe home at 93 Grahams Road, Strathpine.The market has been hot in Strathpine with a mix of buyers drawn to good-sized homes and large blocks, said LJ Hooker Albany Creek property consultant, Mathew Billing.Mr Billing said the recent sale of 93 Grahams Road for $400,000 on October 6 was a great example of demand outstripping supply in the area.“There’s huge demand for homes in that area and I have several people that missed out on that sale that are still looking,” he said.“There are lots of first homebuyers and investors and lots of people looking to upgrade and gain a bit of yard.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Inside the home at 93 Grahams Road, Strathpine.Mr Billing said a young couple purchased the three-bedroom, one-bathroom, highset home because it would suit their future plans.“They found it to be perfect for a young family scenario,” he said.“It pretty much got everything. It’s got the deck out the back, and the pool and the yard as well.”The buyers were also keen on the location, as nearby retail and schools ticked their boxes.“I think the privacy was just great for that local buyer too,” he said.Mr Billing said the sellers were a family that decided to move closer to their children’s new school.last_img read more

first_img 2 Sepik Place, Runaway Bay neighbours a park with water views from almost every room. 2 Sepik Place, Runaway Bay features spectacular water views. “Have you heard of Constance Esplanade on the Gold Coast,” he said.“The chances are you probably haven’t. “That’s because this is one of the best kept real estate secrets until now.”Sepik Place runs off Constance Esplanade.The five-bedroom house at No. 2 sits on a 1000sq m corner position with waterfront views north, east and south. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenAutumn National Market Update02:12This southeast Queensland property has its own “peninsula, beach, park and marina” and the marketing agent reckons it’s a one-of-a-kind buy.Alex Phillis of his self-titled agency said 2 Sepik Place, Runaway Bay offered a unique buying opportunity. Moore your boat at this Runaway Bay property. MORE NEWS: Cheapest mortgages in history for Aussie homeowners Gold Coast sporting champ’s waterfront home for sale More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoA neighbouring park means there are no other properties blocking the water views.The residence features entertaining areas alongside a pool and sheltered terrace, an office, media room and triple garage.There is also deep water mooring with bridge-free access to the Broadwater.“The potential is limitless – renovate, rebuild or redevelop,” Mr Phillis said.“This is an opportunity never to be repeated.”CoreLogic records reveal the owner paid $3.6 million for the property in October, 2015.The property is currently listed for sale without a price. The sprawling property at Runaway Bay. 2 Sepik Place, Runaway Bay.last_img read more

first_imgHellenic Cables has secured an agreement with Semco Maritime for the supply of inter-array cables for the Mayflower Wind project, a joint venture of Shell New Energies US and EDPR Offshore North America. The offshore wind project was selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to supply 804 MW of renewable energy within the state with expected start-up in 2025.Hellenic Cables will be responsible for the design, supply and storage of approximately 300 km of 66 kV, XLPE insulated submarine inter-array cables, aimed at connecting the project’s wind turbines to its offshore substation.The cables will be manufactured in Hellenic Cables’ submarine cable production facility in Corinth, Greece over an extended period. Continuous manufacturing is expected to be completed in the end of 2023, with final installation expected around 2025.last_img read more

first_imgNewsHub 10 May 2020Family First Comment: McCroskie (sic) believes CBD medicine could be an “exciting” alternative. “I think there is promise cannabidiol medicine can be an alternative to opioids that aren’t beneficial. That doesn’t mean you need to legalise it (for recreational use),” he told Newshub.Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell believes the legalisation of recreational cannabis would benefit patients who need cannabis for medical reasons.“Let’s say the medical cannabis scheme is too strict, there are fewer products and the products that are available are very pricey – then the referendum becomes important.”New Zealand’s medical cannabis scheme, which aims to give patients better access to medicines came into effect in April. The scheme allows GPs to prescribe CBD, as well as New Zealand-based growing.However, Bell is still concerned about cost.“A major barrier is still in place, being the cost of medicines, which face major hurdles in obtaining Pharmac or other price subsidies,” he wrote on the Drug Foundation’s website.“We know that when patients are not able to obtain medicines from the formal scheme they will buy from the informal, illicit market, and face the risk of criminalisation.”Although in favour of the referendum, Bell has voiced his concern about the set potency limit of 15 percent. He has suggested the Government lower the limit to 6 or 7 percent.Family First national director Bob McCroskie is strongly against legalising cannabis for recreational use, as he believes it is harmful to the brain.“This is not a ‘war on drugs’ – it is a defence of our brains. It is a fight for health and safety,” he wrote on his organisation’s website.Family First is behind the ‘Say No to Dope‘ campaign, which aims to encourage families to vote ‘no’ in the upcoming referendum.However, McCroskie believes CBD medicine could be an “exciting” alternative.“I think there is promise cannabidiol medicine can be an alternative to opioids that aren’t beneficial. That doesn’t mean you need to legalise it,” he told Newshub.Bell says those critical about legalising cannabis need to understand the current approach is harmful.“People are getting criminal records, a lot of money gets wasted on law enforcement, police should spend their time doing other things,” he says.“We don’t fix these issues by keeping cannabis illegal.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/cannabis-referendum-explained-what-kiwis-will-vote-for-or-against.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_img Slade Power won for Lynam last summer and although he is now retired, the County Meath handler has three others willing and able to take up his mantle, including multiple Group One winner Sole Power. With Anthem Alexander and the newly-recruited Moviesta also possibles, Lynam could be the man to beat again. Press Association Eddie Lynam is set to launch a stern defence of his Darley July Cup crown with three of the 68-strong entry hailing from his yard.center_img “The Darley July Cup is the jewel in the sprinting crown as far as I am concerned. I think that it’s the most high-profile of all the Group Ones. We had a fabulous day when winning it last year and would be delighted to win it again,” said Lynam. “Anthem Alexander is very well and I am very happy with her. She is definitely a sprinter, it’s just a matter of working out if she is best over five or six furlongs. “Her next aim is the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot and, providing we get some summer weather and summer ground, I hope to get a run into her before then. She won’t be taking up her entry at Nottingham on Saturday but there are other possible races for her at Naas and Haydock Park. “Sole Power was going to come over to Newmarket for the Palace House Stakes but he had a minor hiccup which required antibiotics so, given that he would have had to carry an 8lb penalty, we decided not to come. “We intend to bring him over for the Temple Stakes and the King’s Stand Stakes and, if the Darley July Cup was run on fast ground, I would love him to take his chance. “Moviesta has been here for about four weeks and he arrived (from Bryan Smart’s yard) looking very well. But his muscle enzyme levels were very high and, although after a few weeks of light exercise they are going in the right direction, it will be June before he is ready to run.” No less than 24 of the entries are from overseas, with Wesley Ward giving Royal Ascot winner Hootenanny the option, along with last year’s fourth Undrafted. Australia’s Brazen Beau and Wandjina would be interesting contenders, with French raiders Gammarth, Goken and Rangali also boasting strong form. Tiggy Wiggy, Limato, Gordon Lord Byron, Danzeno and Muthmir are all among the classy entry. last_img read more

first_imgIn 2013, he pitched the idea of honoring Middletown residents killed in action by rededicating streets in the township with their names. Dubbed the Fallen Veteran Commemorative Street Sign Program, Garretson, with help from his committee and the township, have already dedicated 46 streets.On these 46 streets, unique red, white and blue-colored signs reside underneath the traditional green-and-white street signs. Included on each sign is the soldier’s full name, their theater of war, branch of service, an American flag and a gold star.“To tell you the truth, it was probably the best program I’ve ever worked on in my life,” Garretson said. “I’ve been volunteering for so many years, and it’s the one I’ve been waiting for.”The next phase of street sign dedications will begin in April 2017, and will focus on the recognition of World War I soldiers from Middletown. With the Doughboy monu- ment renovation talks underway, this phase of the sign project could not have come at a better time.Garretson believes it is the communication between his committee and the township government that has made the Veterans Affairs Committee such a strong voice in Middletown.“They understand what we’re doing, they respect what we’re doing, and the bottom line is it’s for the families.” “The reason I wound up on the committee was because I started going to meetings about the Doughboy statue, and I was adamant that that statue stays,” he said. “Whatever it takes to repair it, that’s fine, but we got to partner up to get it done.” MIDDLETOWN – The work of a veteran is never really over.After service in the military to protect the Americans throughout many different conflicts, one group of Middletown veterans now works to uphold the legacy of all their fellow servicemen. Maintenance for the memorial has become a labor of love for the Leonardo-based chapter.“Actually, it’s sort of our job, too,” said former post commander Jim Dreher. “It’s part of our program to help the community – and do what we can for our community – even with things that aren’t veteran-related.”Despite the fact that the monument has stood since the 1930s, some suggested the Doughboy be taken down and replaced.Stark, a second-year commander at Post 338, believed this would have been a travesty. He felt so strongly about it that he joined the Middletown Township Veterans Affairs Committee to voice his support and the Doughboy project. Stark was led there by Garretson, an original member to the committee upon its inception five years ago.Chaired by members from Post 338, American Legion Post 515 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179, the group meets once a month to tackle veteran-related issues around town.“These guys show up to every (meeting). They always have a full agenda, and they’ve done so many good things for veterans,” said Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger.Although Scharfenberger is the only member on the committee who is not a veteran, his involvement in veteran-related issues as a young man led to his interest in this committee, which he says is the first municipal committee of its kind in New Jersey. “My dad was a World War II veteran so he always instilled in us how big a deal it was to be in the military and make that sacrifice,” he said. Garretson, who serves as vice-chairman of the committee, has been a key figure in one of the committees other important projects: dedicating streets around the township to fallen soldiers. American Legion Post 338, based in the Leonardo section of Middletown, is donating $1,000 to help fund township repairs to the life-size World War I Doughboy monument in the Belford section of town.Built in the 1930s, the Doughboy, along with the park he currently stands in, sits between two residential properties on Church Street. He stands at attention in full uniform with the barrel of a rifle in his right hand and the butt of the rifle on the ground. A bronze plaque mounted on the front of the granite pedestal contains the names of several dozen WWI veterans from Belford, Port Monmouth and New Monmouth.“Doughboy” is an informal term for a member of the U.S. Army or Marine Corps, most closely associated with troops in the First World War.“When I looked at the statue, I thought, ‘That could be my Uncle John there’,” post commander Ron Stark said. “Let’s make this thing stay.”About 10 years ago, Post 338 was instrumental in the first phase of renovations to the site, donating nearly $10,000 to provide a much-needed facelift to the lot. Overgrown shrubs and trees were either taken out or trimmed back, a walkway was installed from the street to the concrete soldier and a new flagpole, fully equipped with a new flag, was put into place. Currently, what worries these veterans is the condition of the statue. The trigger guard on the Doughboy’s rifle is missing, and there are holes between the soldier’s hat and head, meaning some level of degradation has begun.“They are the two things that they (Middletown) will be restoring, because everything else on the Doughboy looks good,” said Tom Garretson, who has been with Post 338 for the past 26 years. “It isn’t cracked; it’s not going to fall over. It looks like it could stand another 90 years.”last_img read more

first_imgArsenal send Monreal to Sociedad to sink Atletico and support Real Madrid in their pursuit of the title which subsequently betters relations between Madrid and Arsenal and makes Flo sell us Ceballos for $30m.❤️ La Cabra pic.twitter.com/mnBr2Ij0hR— New balls please (@amyampaire) September 15, 2019 Nacho Monreal flexing against Kieran Trippier and Diego Costa.The North remembers.— ΜċGεε ♐️ (@LaboGoon) September 14, 2019 3MORE ARSENAL STORIESLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trialTrippier thought he could run from Monreal by moving to spain. pic.twitter.com/cJy8CITXAx— Jordan (@IIWestyII) September 14, 2019 Today on things you love to see: Monreal bossing Trippier in Spain, Once a gooner always a gooner❤️ #AFC— Tycoonjr_king👑 (@kingu_jr_) September 14, 2019 Monreal was like – is that Kieran Trippier i’m seeing on the flank? I’m not having it. Whacked the ball in. https://t.co/uBerInhbw7— Mac’Andrews (@MacAndrews) September 14, 2019center_img @Arsenal Nacho Monreal 2 Trippier 0… 😜 #RealSociedadAtleti pic.twitter.com/moAIDBLFbZ— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) September 14, 2019 NACHO MONREAL scored on his Real Sociedad debut as Arsenal fans were left delighted after seeing him beat Kieran Trippier’s Atletico Madrid.The Spanish left-back, 33, netted in his side’s 2-0 home win over much-fancied Atletico Madrid.3 Monreal scored on his Real Sociedad debut against Trippier’s AtleticoCredit: Getty3 Kieran Trippier an Co were beaten by Nacho Monreal’s side in SpainCredit: ReutersMonreal’s 61st-minute strike sent Arsenal fans into a frenzy – with no one giving former Tottenham man Trippier a night off from the North London jibes.On-loan Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard had earlier scored the opener for Sociedad, as Atelti missed the chance to go top of La Liga.Taking Twitter after the game, one fan wrote: “Once a Gunner, always a Gunner. So happy for Monreal.”Another said: “Today on things you love to see: Monreal bossing Trippier in Spain, Once a Gooner always a Gooner.”A third added: “Nacho Monreal flexing against Kieran Trippier and Diego Costa. The North remembers.”One even speculated it was all an elaborate plan to allow Unai Emery to land Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal next summer.The tweet read: “Arsenal send Monreal to Sociedad to sink Atletico and support Real Madrid in their pursuit of the title which subsequently betters relations between Madrid and Arsenal and makes Flo sell us Ceballos for £30m.”Once a gunner, always a gunner. So happy for Monreal. pic.twitter.com/MNVZCMOqIR— Surveyor Abiola (@solarville2) September 14, 2019 Arsenal loanee Mohamed Elneny shown red card on Besikatas debut after kicking out at opponentlast_img read more

first_imgJamaica Scorpions’ top-order batsman, Andre McCarthy, has listed application as one of the primary reasons behind his maiden one-day century in the WICB/NAGICO Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. Entering the fray with Jamaica in a delicate position of 61 for three against ICC Americas – after electing to bat – the 28-year-old McCarthy went on hit 118. His knock, which was the cornerstone of Jamaica’s 260 for eight, included four sixes and 11 fours. ICC Americas, a guest team in the three-week tournament, were then bowled out for 76. “I’ve always said I wanted a hundred and, thankfully, it came in the second game of the tournament,” said McCarthy. “It was a matter of application, adjusting to the team situation and playing within the team plan. “Jamaica was in a tight position as the Americas seamers were bowling well. I had to therefore try and fight out the seamers and, hopefully, when they came back capitalise, and that’s what I did,” he explained. The innings, which propelled McCarthy to the Player-of-the-Match award, was his second career hundred, after scoring 121 away to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the WICB First-Class Tournament late last year. That game was also played in Trinidad, and although describing the pitches in the twin-island republic as difficult to play on, he says he hopes to continue scoring runs. “The wickets in Trinidad are very difficult to score fast and bat on,” he quipped. “But I like to consider myself as a fighting batsman, and the hope is that I will continue to do well.” Jamaica Scorpions, second in Group C on five points after also scoring a bonus point against the Americas, will today play third-place Barbados Pride (four points) at Queen’s Park Oval in their third of six first-round fixtures. SEMIS Leaders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, in the meantime, are two from two on 10 points and will play the Americas at Shaw Park. The group winners and runners-up will progress to the semi-finals. “They (Barbados) are a good team and always difficult to beat,” stated McCarthy. “However, we have a good team as well and just have to turn up with our ‘A’ game and work hard.” Jamaica Scorpions: John Campbell (captain), Sheldon Cottrell, Trevon Griffith, Nicholson Gordon, Jermaine Harrison, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Tamar Lambert, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Marquino Mindley, Aldaine Thomas, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas. Barbados Pride: Kevin Stoute (captain), Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chasem Kyle Corbin, Miguel Cummins, Dane Currency, Justin Greaves, Ashley Nurse, Mario Rampersaud, Dwayne Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kenroy Williams.last_img read more

first_imgLiberia’s U-20 players arrive at the SKD during the County Meet final(Photo: Anthony Kokoi)A day after Liberian sports’ enthusiasts enjoyed the finals of the country’s biggest sporting festival, the National County Sports Meet, the WAFU U-20 tournament will today kick off at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex with Jr. Lone Star (U-20) going against Ivory Coast in the opening match of Group A.Ivory Coast is replacing Cape Verde who earlier withdrew from the tournament. The opening will be followed by Group A’s second match when Guinea Bissau face Sierra Leone.Liberia was paired in Group A against Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, and Sierra Leone.Meanwhile, Liberia’s U20 Coach Christopher Wreh and his technical staff have named 18 players to feature for the national team. The selected players include Ashley William, Gbelly Beba Wilson, Daniel Paye, Allen Njie and Chauncy Freeman.Others are Musa Noah Kebbeh, Edward Daddy Ledlum, David Teklo Tweh, John Chea Jaysay, Asiamuh Dann, Sheku Sheriff and Sidiki Blayday Kromah.The rest are Gasimu Sheikh Kouyateh, Lawson Saah Kongo, Jeremy Gift Saygbe, Sam N. Jackson, Urias Sayon and Sebastian Tackler.The tournament will later continue on Wednesday with Senegal going against Mali, while the Gambia will face Guinea in the group’s second encounter.In addition, the local organizing committee has disclosed that all participating countries have arrived for the tournament.“The U-20 teams of Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and the Gambia have arrived in Liberia and have been taken to their various hotels and have had their first practice sessions at selected venues across Monrovia,” the committee said in a release yesterday.The opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday afternoon to be followed by the kick off that will be taken by Chief Patron of Sports President George Weah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSeveral students attached to the Linden Foundation Secondary School have benefited from a ‘back to school’ initiative organised by the non-profit organisation Linden Fund USA, in collaboration with Maureen Davidson.Twenty-five students have received free backpacks and school supplies as the new school year commences today. Speaking at the distribution drive, which was held at the Linden Foundation Secondary School, Office Manager of the Linden Fund USA’s local affiliate, LFU Guyana Inc, Cheryl Waite, said the items are to assist students in the preparation for effective and efficient functioning in their classrooms. She urged them to make good use of the opportunity.Waite also reaffirmed the Organisation’s commitment to revitalising communities in Linden, especially in the education and health sectors.Speaking on behalf of Maureen Davidson was Leroy James, who charged the students to make the best of their school days.“School time is also a time when you are to make the most of the opportunitiesSome of the recipients of the back-to-school drive on in Lindenthat are afforded. We should glean as much as we can, so that we can secure for ourselves a brighter future. The students here, I am sure that you can look around and see things in your home circle that you wish you could improve. Well, please understand that your being at school is one of the first step towards improving that”, he posited.The school’s Home Economics Department also received donations of much need items, including a blender and crockery and cutlery, among other items.In 2017, Davidson, wife of The Right Reverend Charles A. Davidson, Diocesan Bishop of Guyana, Suriname and Cayenne, undertook a new outreach initiative to provide school supplies to needy students in the Greater Georgetown area.Realizing her vision to assist students in the Kingston area, the outreach was expanded to Linden schools in the form of a joint project with the US-based non-profit Linden Fund USA and its local affiliate, LFU Guyana Inc.On August 30, students of the Kingston Practical Instruction Centre were also presented backpacks and school supplies for the second year in a row, while students of St. George’s Secondary School will receive school supplies for the first time.In addition to LFU support, this project was made possible by funding from local donors, including the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, Republic Bank, the Ministry of the Presidency, Anita Rambaran, Dr Barton Scotland, Shonel Benjamin and Rohni Charanram from Payless Variety Store, Beepats, National Hardware, and a local doctor.last_img read more