Reports of ‘massive results’ in family-friendly hot spot

first_imgMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201916 Castor Rd, Wavell Heights.The renovated property has timber floors, security screens and plantation shutters throughout.Mr Rowland said the new owners planned to move into the house. He said the market was strong in the Wavell Heights area.“We have seen massive results in the last six weeks,” Mr Rowland said. “Buyers want properties around the $750,000 to $1.5 million mark.“They are looking for family homes in the area.” The property, nestled on a 541sq  m block, features an open-plan living/dining area with air conditioning and soaring ceilings which flow out to the outdoor entertaining area.The home is close to schools and parks. 16 Castor Rd, Wavell Heights.A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Wavell Heights has sold for $50,000 more than what it was originally listed at.The property at 16 Castor Rd, was bought by a local who did not know the property reappeared on the market.Place – Aspley selling agent Tristan Rowland said there were multiple offers on the home, before it eventually changed hands for $850,000. The property was originally listed with another agency beforehand.last_img read more

Saipem, Effiage consortium bags Tortue award with BP

first_imgFrench engineering company Eiffage and Italian oilfield contractor Saipem have been awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work on BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. Source: EffiageEffiage said on Wednesday that BP awarded the company a €350 million ($400 million) deal for work on marine infrastructures on the Tortue LNG hub and terminal.The Tortue Ahmeyim field development is located in the C-8 block offshore Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal.The company added that the contract was awarded further to the execution of the FEED contract started in April 2018.The near-shore hub and terminal marine infrastructure are encompassing berthing facilities for a permanently moored FLNG, the loading of LNG Carriers, and an offshore breakwater to shelter those facilities.The 21 concrete caissons (16,500 tonnes), forming the breakwater will be built by Eiffage in Dakar, Senegal. Also, 2.5 million tons of quarry materials required for the underwater rumble mound for the caissons bed is expected to be produced, transported, and loaded for installation from Mauritania.As for Saipem’s scope, it includes the use of subsea construction vessel Saipem 3000 for the installation of berthing and loading facilities. Up to 22,000 tonnes of marine structures will be fabricated at the Saipem shipyard in Indonesia in Karimun, the biggest construction yard in Southeast Asia.While the contract value for Saipem has not been officially disclosed Offshore Energy Today has learned that the deal was worth between $350-400 million.In related news, BP awarded Golar LNG a contract on Tuesday for an FLNG unit to be deployed at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.Namely, Golar won a 20-year firm charter contract for an FLNG unit which would be converted from the LNG carrier Gimi by Keppel in Singapore.Construction of FLNG Gimi will cost $1.3 billion and will take around four years. Expected to start production in 2022, the FLNG Gimi will liquify gas as part of the first phase of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project and be located at aa nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.The floating unit FLNG Gimi is designed to produce an average of approximately 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum, with the total gas resources in the field estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet.Worth noting, Singapore’s Keppel has agreed to subscribe for 30% interest in Gimi MS, a newly formed subsidiary of Golar, which will operate the FLNG unit.Keppel and Golar have previously partnered on the FLNG Hilli Episeyo, the world’s first FLNG conversion project, deployed offshore Cameroon.Most recently, BP awarded TechnipFMC a large contract for the EPCIC on the FPSO unit to be deployed on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

LIAT and L’ Express des Iles issue advisories ahead of weather system

first_imgBusinessLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTravel LIAT and L’ Express des Iles issue advisories ahead of weather system by: Dominica Vibes News – September 27, 2016 Share 296 Views   no discussions L’ Express des Iles has cancelled voyages ahead of the approaching weather system, while LIAT has announced that it could be forced to cancel some flights.According to the weather advisory, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 450 miles east of the Windward Islands continue to show signs of organization and a tropical cyclone could be forming. If this trend continues, a tropical depression or a tropical storm could form this afternoon into tonight while the system moves west-northwestward to westward at about 20 mph towards the Lesser Antilles.LIAT has advised that due to this disturbed weather system, it could be forced to cancel certain flights from late evening on Tuesday 27th September to Thursday 29th September, 2016.Passengers are advised to continue monitoring official meteorological offices, disaster preparedness organizations, radio stations and www.liat.com for further updates. Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of two weeks from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the two-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers. Meanwhile, L’ Express des Iles said it “must cancel ALL voyages scheduled for Wednesday September 28th and Thursday September 29th 2016, on the international regular line (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia) due to inclement weather conditions.Weather permitting, the Ferry Service will resume on Friday September 30th 2016.For further information, L’ Express des Iles passengers can call telephone numbers 1 (767) 255 1166, 255 1209 or 235 2183, while LIAT passengers can call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights. Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Zlatan exit: Javier Hernandez ‘considers LA Galaxy switch’

first_img The former Bayer Leverkusen ace became a much-loved figure at Old Trafford for his impact off the bench, as he amassed 59 goals in 157 appearances for United between 2010 and 2015. His best goal-scoring season was his debut year in England, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League despite starting just 15 of his 27 appearances that 2010-11 season. He last hit form in a successful Bundesliga spell after leaving Manchester, enjoying two goal-laden seasons for Bayer Leverkusen. Read AlsoWest Ham rule out move for Fellaini despite midfield woes He then headed off for two years with West Ham but never really got going on his return to England – with his move seen as a missed opportunity by Hammers fans. A move away from Sevilla could suit both parties, with the MLS season set to kick off in late February. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United cult hero Javier Hernandez could be on the move again, with LA Galaxy showing interest in ‘Chicharito’ just months after his move to Sevilla from West Ham. The Mexican signed for £8million in the summer but has only managed one goal in La Liga after starting just four games in the Spanish top flight for the Andalusian side. He could slot in perfectly in Los Angeles, filling the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the big Swede’s free transfer to AC Milan this month. Galaxy have reportedly signaled their interest to the 31-year-old striker, who is weighing up the move according to ESPN Deportes. Chicharito will have big shoes to fill, after Ibrahimovic scored a huge 53 goals in 58 games for the West-coast side in his two US seasons. Zlatan Ibrahimovic left a big shoe at the MLSAdvertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… last_img read more

Swansea look to expand Liberty Stadium

first_img Chairman Huw Jenkins has previously spoken of his desire to add extra seating to the council-owned ground in order to meet demand for tickets for home games, providing the club are able to retain their Premier League status. Swansea regularly sell-out games at their 20,500 capacity home and are eager to bring in extra revenue, with the club enjoying the greatest success of its 101-year history. There are plans to increase the capacity of the stadium to a maximum of 32,000, with the club taking a piecemeal approach to the work. The number of seats is set to rise to 22,000 during the summer, and they hope an additional 5,000 will be added in time for the start of the 2014-15 campaign. But Jenkins is adamant the club will only press ahead with the expansion if it is deemed the right financial decision. Jenkins said: “We will have a full planning application in for the end of March and once that is passed we will do part of the work towards the end of next season, starting with the East Stand. Once we get that moving we will go from there, but it all runs parallel to us still being in the Premier League and it being right for the club. “If and when the final stage is complete, the capacity will be 32,000. “The first part will take the figure to 22,000 this summer, and then it will be 27,000 with the first stage of development of the East Stand, which will start near the end of next season and run through the summer. “We have to make sure we do it right but it will be led by how well we do on the field.” Swansea are set to submit a planning application to expand the Liberty Stadium in the wake of their Capital One Cup success.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sandals and Beaches Resorts to Close Due to COVID-19

first_imgSandals Royal Barbados via sandals.com MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The Caribbean’s leading hotel chain, Sandals Resorts International says it is closing all Sandals and Beaches Resorts for the period March 30 to May 15, 2020, to protect guests and staff against COVID-19.In a statement, Sandals founder and Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart described the decision as difficult, but said it will use the time to make further enhancements to its resorts, “so that we will continue to surpass your expectations and provide you with the luxury-included vacation you so well deserve”“Therefore, we will not be able to accept new arrivals as of March 23, 2020. We also want to alleviate any additional worry you might have about your upcoming vacation. Our dedicated team will be reaching out to you personally to assist with rescheduling your future plans. This way, you can spend less time trying to reach us and more time with your loved ones,” Stewart said.“The Caribbean is resilient. We have always come back better, stronger and more passionate than ever. We promise this time will be no exception,” Stewart added.“When the time is right, you can trust us to be here, ready to welcome you back with open arms and a warm smile. Soon come back,” he said.The brand, which operates 19 properties in the Caribbean (10 of which are in Jamaica), are responsible for thousands of jobs, particularly on Jamaica’s north coast. The temporary closure of these and other hotels means that thousands of hospitality workers will possibly be without an income.Just last week, three RIU Hotel properties in western Jamaica announced their closure due to low visitor arrival. Some 1,000 workers are expected to be left without jobs during the period of closure at the three affected properties: RIU Palace Jamaica, RIU Negril and RIU Montego Bay.last_img read more

Say what?! $2,000,000,000 for the Los Angeles Clippers?

first_imgFormer Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, one of the wealthiest men in the United States, agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday for $2 billion (some legal steps remain). His acquisition of the team comes in the wake of controversy over a racist recording of owner Donald Sterling was published by TMZ and the NBA ordered Donald and Shelly Sterling to sell. It also comes less than a year after he pocketed nearly $1 billion by quitting his job.Following the news, people took to social media to share their opinions on the record-breaking sale price, likening it to Beats Electronics recent sale, lamenting their own missed opportunity at purchasing the team, and taking a hard look at what it all means…Viewing on mobile? Go here: https://storify.com/InsideSoCalSpts/say-what-dollar-2-000-000-000-for-the-clippers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Pelicans, Celtics ‘discussed extensively’ Jayson Tatum-for-Anthony Davis deal

first_imgThe Celtics can’t trade for Davis until this summer because both Davis and Irving signed under “The Rose Rule” after their rookie contracts. Davis requested a trade and made it clear through his agent, Rich Paul, that he will not sign an extension with New Orleans.The Pelicans were in talks with the Lakers for a potential deal, but Los Angeles reportedly pulled out of the conversation Tuesday. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson told Pelicans general manager Dell Demps on Tuesday morning that L.A. had made its best offer and isn’t willing to budge. In the Anthony Davis column, I’m told Jayson Tatum has definitely been discussed in Pelicans-Celtics talks. Both sides know that he’d be a major part of the discussion in June https://t.co/5JpBR81QOS— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 6, 2019While there are a lot of moving parts and anything can happen before NBA’s 3 p.m. ET Thursday trade deadline, The Athletic noted securing Davis would help the Celtics’ odds to re-sign veteran Kyrie Irving. Per The Athletic: Related News Anthony Davis trade rumors: Lakers end talks with Pelicans over ‘outrageous’ demands “Get Davis this summer, and the Celtics would be very confident about Irving resisting those Knicks urges and re-signing in Boston. What’s more, there’s a strong sense in Celtics circles that securing Irving would be the key to convincing Davis to commit for the long term as well.”Additionally, the Boston Globe noted the Celtics have told the Pelicans no specific player will be off-limits in negotiations during the offseason. Boston reportedly is willing to offer an “explosive package when the time arrives.” The Celtics may have to part ways with 20-year-old small forward Jayson Tatum if they want to acquire Pelicans All-Star big man Anthony Davis. Tatum has been “discussed extensively by the two teams” as a potential centerpiece in a Pelicans package and he’s “expected to be a major part of the talks when June rolls around,” according to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources. last_img read more

A first turkey and a family tradition

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Platt Wilmoth with is first bagged turkey. He is with his dad, Brandon in picture above.The following is a first-person account that was recently published on the Scent Blocker website. The story was written by Wellington Middle School instructor Brandon Wilmoth about a hunt with his 5-year-old son Platt.A first turkey and a family tradition —My five-year-old-son, Platt, and I have developed our father/son bond in many ways, but I most cherish the moments we’ve spent hunting. The sport has long been my passion, and I’ve carefully introduced him, taking the process slowly from his earliest days in the blind to ensure his safety and understanding.On many occasions, he’s accompanied his grandfather and me on hunting adventures. It was when he was 3 that he watched me take an Eastern turkey on a family farm in eastern Kansas. He was ecstatic and I loved his enthusiasm in that moment. From then on, he’s enjoyed pheasant, quail, deer and turkey hunts at my side. Our goal on these hunts isn’t to always conquer, but to create a memory and learn important lessons about the outdoors.Before each adventure, I develop a plan. Platt’s first hunt behind the trigger was no different, I tried to prepare for every scenario.Platt’s lead sled shooting rest is ready to go. To foster his confidence, we slowly introduced him to firearm practice. First, he worked with his toy guns, then the family .22, a gun that had been my great grandfather’s and made Platt the fifth generation shooter.The first time Platt fired it, he proclaimed it “the most awesome thing ever.” He was then ready for the gun he’d use to take his first turkey. We selected a 20-gauge shotgun my uncle had in his safe. It was a little beat up and needed some TLC, but I cut it down and added rubber padding to make it ready for use.Brandon and Platt taking a break from the action for a quick selfie.Platt practiced for days with his customized gun at my shooting bench and using a lead sled. When it was time to go to the field, I took the bench and lead sled to the blind to mimic the environment he was familiar. We arrived at the same farm where Platt had watched me knock down my turkey just a few years earlier.Two toms were already out when we arrived at the farm. We eased into the blind so as not to run them off. Once settled, it didn’t take long for the action to pick up. There was a hen only 30 yards away. I excitedly told Platt there was a hen close by sporting a six-inch beard. In Kansas, it’s legal to shoot anything with a beard, so we decided to give it a try.Unfortunately, we were set up facing the other direction, but we quickly switched around the layout to get Platt set up. As he eased into the shot, the bearded hen kept moving and unfortunately, moved out of range. Luckily, the two toms we’d spotted earlier arrived back on the scene. We prepared for the shot.With the gun lined up and Platt sitting on my lap, I told him to shoot. He leaned in tight and expertly looked down the barrel. Again, I whispered, “shoot,” but the tom he was aiming for suddenly took a step to the right. My mind was racing, Oh no! His shot’s not lined up and he’s going to miss!But I was wrong. Platt moved the gun to follow the tom and then, “Boom!” The old tom dropped like a bag of bricks!“Daddy, I did it. Daddy, I did it!” Platt exalted.I was overcome with pride and emotion.Platt and his first turkey – a big old double beard Tom!We hurried over to check out the tom, thrilled to discover he was double bearded, making the quest even more significant. Now the bird is being prepared in a full body mount to forever preserve Platt’s first conquest. It’s a memory forever ingrained in my heart and a story I look forward to sharing over and over as our love of the outdoors continues to grow. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Crusader Fan · 217 weeks ago Great story!!! Cherish the time you two can spend together!!! If only everyone would teach their kids the true art of gun safety! Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down John Munro · 217 weeks ago WAY TO GO PLATT!!! Brandon, you have given your son a gift that will be forever etched in his memory as one of the the greatest events in his life! I vividly remember the first Canadian Goose I took at the Wellington lake with my dad when I was 6 years old. The first walleye I caught while on vacation in Minnesota. The first deer I shot. Hunting and fishing make these memories, and they are very special times for us. A great story Tracy, thanks for running it. It’s good to hear something nice for a change, with all the bad things we are constantly bombarded with. Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Housing woes emphasized during Iowa flood board meeting

first_imgDES MOINES — The need for housing was the primary concern raised Wednesday during the first meeting of the governor’s Flood Recovery Advisory Board. Governor Kim Reynolds said the state is waiting for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to a request for temporary housing trailers.“Over 25,000 homes have been demolished or have had some kind of damage and over 4200 businesses and my guess is that’s probably still on the short side of the numbers that we’re going to see as we move through the process,” Reynolds said.FEMA is approving some money for individual homeowners to repair “essential living space.” Cindy Axne, who represents southwest Iowa’s third congressional district, told the governor she’s met with flood victims who’ve been told they won’t be getting grants to repair their entire home.“These homes won’t even be able to be repaired fully with $35,000, let along $17,000 or $20,000,” Axne said.Congresswoman Axneand Governor Reynolds.Some flood victims may be able to get federal aid to cover living hotel bills. There’s a meeting tonight in Glenwood for residents of Pacific Junction. Officials hope to gauge who plans to stay and who plans to leave the flood-ravaged community.Iowa’s Republican governor and Democratic Congresswoman Axne talked after the meeting to discuss collaborating on the flood response. Both opened the meeting by emphasizing bipartisanship.“It’s going to just require a significant amount of coordination, not only at the local, state and federal level. I’m so appreciative that Congresswoman Axne is here. It’s going to take all of us working together,” Reynolds said.A few moments later Axne said: “I want everybody to understand this is fully an Iowa issue. This is not a partisan issue. This is something that we’re all working on hard together.”The head of Iowa Workforce Development reports 95 people have filed for unemployment benefits because they’ve lost their job due to the flooding.last_img read more