Since the development began more than 10 years ago, some 700 homesites have been created in masterplanned community which is situated in the Moreton Bay town of Ningi as part of the gateway to Bribie Island, 45 minutes north of Brisbane.Two years ago it was Baby Boomers buying in to the masterplanned community of Sandstone Lakes which is part of the mainland gateway to Bribie Island, north of Brisbane. MORE Sandstone Lakes masterplanned community The Sandstone Lakes masterplanned community in Ningi. Photo: suppliedThree homesites are all that remain in the masterplanned community of Sandstone Lakes near Bribie Island after recent government grants caused a land grab.Developer QM Properties announced the final release of large sites just before the Federal Government announced details of its $25,000 HomeBuilder grant to boost the construction industry, which has been hit by the COVID-led economic recession. Homeowners call on style gurus to spruce up their homes The rush on sales led to 12 properties selling in one week, bringing to 25 the total number of sales in the past two months.“Property has been walking out the door,” QM Properties general sales manager Damien Ross said.He said the remaining blocks, two of 600sq m and one of around 400sq m, were not expected to last more than a few days.“There is no other land in that area, these are the last blocks in the community.” But with smaller blocks becoming available in the last land releases, local first-home buyers, who may be eligible for more than $40,000 worth of grants under various government packages, have recorded the largest increase in interest.Mr Ross said young buyers were choosing to buy in or close to the neighbourhoods they grew up in, to stay connected to family, friends and the shops, schools and restaurants they are familiar with.“It’s reassuring for any buyer to purchase a property in an area they know well, and we are seeing this trend become more pronounced with first time buyers,” Mr Ross said.“Generally speaking, it also means they have a better understanding of what properties in that area are worth and what is fair value for money,” he said. More from newsTropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Character-filled Queenslander on private, leafy block20 Sep 2019Martine Felschow and Curtis Court have recently bought into Sandstone Lakes. Photo: suppliedFirst-home buyers Martine Felschow and Curtis Court grew up on Bribie Island and still have family there.Deciding it was more affordable to buy land and build than to rent an existing property, they are among the latest to invest in the Sandstone Lakes community surrounded by 46 hectares of natural melaleuca forest with a recreational lake and canals. Developer QM Properties Prices Land from 515sq m to 730sq m priced from $245,000; house and land packages start at $369,000; three blocks remaining Location Sandstone Boulevard, Ningi Contact (07) 3874 0140 THE BASICS Brookwater’s designer dress circle MORE PROPERTY FOR SALE IN NINGI
Two new 14,000 TEU containerships chartered by Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming have been splashed in Japan.The launching ceremony took place at Imabari shipyard on March 6, 2019.Named YM Warranty and YM Wellspring, the newbuilds are the fourth and the fifth of the five 14,000 TEU ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) Yang Ming chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha.YM Warranty and YM Wellspring — both flying the flag of Panama — currently have a market value of USD 95.6 million and USD 99.1 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.They belong to the same type as YM Wellbeing, YM Wonderland and YM Wisdom which were delivered to Yang Ming recently.The ships are designed with a nominal capacity of 14,220 TEU and equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs. Each of them features a length of 366.44 meters and a beam of 51.2 meters. The vessels can reach a speed of up to 23 knots.Since 2015, a total of 20 newly-built 14,000 TEU full-container vessels have been added to the Yang Ming fleet. YM Warranty and YM Wellspring are the last two of them and will join Yang Ming’s service in the near future.In addition to the 14,000 TEU vessels, Yang Ming will also deploy its own ten 2,800 TEU ships and fourteen chartered-in 11,000 TEU ships, which are to be delivered between 2020 and 2022.As of November 2018, the company operated a fleet of 101 vessels with a capacity of 7.44 million dwt or 643 thousand TEUs.Image Courtesy: Yang Ming
Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation wrapped up the second quarter of 2019 with higher net income, driven by an increase in operating earnings.Algoma’s net earnings rose to CAD 22.1 million (USD 16.7 million) in Q2 2019 from CAD 14.4 million (USD 10.9 million) seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.As explained, profit was higher as a result of a rise in operating earnings and a foreign currency gain versus a loss reported last year.Consolidated revenue for the 2019 second quarter was CAD 159.2 million, an increase of 14% compared to CAD 139.4 million reported for the same period in 2018.Specifically, product tanker operating earnings grew 222% which was driven by high customer demand and having two additional vessels operating in the quarter compared to last year. During the quarter, the company added the tanker Algoterra to the Canadian fleet.The ocean self-unloader segment grew earnings by 85% based on strong pool performance and the acquisition of three vessels that began operating for Algoma in the CSL Pool in June.On the other hand, domestic drybulk results were lower due to having one less vessel in operation, partially offset by a strong pricing environment on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway.“Since last fall we have added six new vessels into our core businesses, each of which have been strong contributors to our year to date earnings,” Gregg Ruhl, President and CEO of the company, commented.“These new vessels have integrated well into the Algoma fleet and we look forward to continued strong results with the added capacity going forward,” he added.Algoma owns and operates the largest fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers operating on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Waterway, including self-unloading dry-bulk carriers, gearless dry-bulk carriers and product tankers. Algoma also owns ocean self-unloading dry-bulk vessels operating in international markets and a 50% interest in NovaAlgoma.
Aaron Ramsey moves to Juventus. He has played 256 games and scored 36 goals. Ramsey has won three FA Cup and two community shield. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The debate surrounding Arsenal’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey finally comes to a rest as he moves to Juventus for a four-year deal, reportedly paying him £400,000 a week. The whopping deal will make the 28-year-old highest-salaried British footballer ever. The Wales International is expected to arrive in Northen Italy on 1st July and his four-year contract will end on 30th June 2023. The official club statement says that: “Juventus will incur additional costs of € 3.7 million, to be paid within 10th July 2019.” His transfer to Juventus will bring his 11-year stint with Gunners come to a rest, having moved to Cardiff in 2008. Over the past decade, Aaron Ramsey has played 256 premier league games and has scored 36 goals. He also won three FA Cup, and two community shield. He also had two loan spells at Nottingham Forest in 2010, and back at the former club, Cardiff in 2011. highlights Ramsey also wrote on Instagram that he has been absolutely loyal and supportive to Arsenal fans in all these years.”I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans that have been extremely loyal and supportive,” he said.”You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I have encountered during my time at the club. It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you.”He further said that he will continue to give his best on the field to help his side clinch the title.”I will continue to give the team 100 percent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.” Interestingly, he becomes the third Welshman to play for Juventus following club legend John Charles and former European Golden Boot winner Ian Rush.The London club wished Aaron Ramsey saying, “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Aaron Ramsey a happy and successful future. Aaron’s made a fantastic contribution to our club since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world.”
Then Works, held scoreless so far in the second half, hit on a pair of crucial baskets in between a Brayden McLean jumper. That made it 54-49, setting up a parade to the foul line in the final minute.Though C-NS got within three twice and then within two in the final second of the game, the Warriors hit enough free throws to hang on. Jack Pento converted four times at the line and had seven of his 12 points in the fourth quarter as Kyle Caves got all nine of his points in the second half.For the Northstars, Brian Bonin earned 12 points, with Luke Paragon getting 11 points. Grant Sennett finished with 10 points as Kevin Felasco, Jerrod Hills and Brayden McLean had seven points apiece.Back on Friday, Liverpool had taken on Bishop Ludden, and managed just one field goal in the first six minutes as the Gaelic Knights roared out in front and stayed there throughout the first half.Despite this, and despite 25 turnovers, the Warriors hung in there and held a 46-44 lead with less than four minutes left. The Gaelic Knights then rattled off six straight points to lead 50-46 before Romeo Clarke hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left to cut the margin to one.But all that Liverpool could manage in the final minute was a single free throw. Caves and Works each finished with 11 points, while Jacob Vacco had nine points and Pento got eight points. Monte Johnson (20 points) and Mykell Kaigler (19 points) paced Ludden.As for C-NS, its battle with RFA went back and forth all night. Brian Bonin (11 points) and Jerrod Hills (10 points) both hit double figures in the first half to keep the Northstars close, though it trailed 39-32 at the break.Then the third quarter belonged to C-NS as it outscored the Black Knights 26-8, the surge capped by a Brayden McLean layup that made it 58-47 going to the final period.Somehow, RFA made up that margin and, in the final two minutes, moved out in front, Hunter Frisch putting in the go-ahead basket, and ultimately using free throws to extend its margin.Bonin still had 28 points and eight rebounds, while Sennett had 15 points and 12 rebounds. McLean got 10 points as Damien Call led the Black Knights with 26 points, helped by Andrew Recco (18 points) and Jordan Baldwin (15 points).Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A season full of games away from its home base was daunting enough for the Liverpool boys basketball. The prospect of an 0-2 start, and yet another big lead squandered to one of its big rivals in a high-profile setting was far worse to ponder.The Warriors just avoided that fate in Saturday night’s nightcap of the Peppino’s Invitational at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, hanging on to defeat Cicero-North Syracuse 59-56 just 24 hours after its season opened with a 54-50 loss to Bishop Ludden.C-NS had also dropped its opener, squandering a fourth-quarter lead to Rome Free Academy in an 82-74 defeat, and was just as determined to avoid back-to-back losses as this rivalry renewed itself on the OCC floor Liverpool will use as its home court while its gymnasium is rebuilt. Tags: boys basketballC-NSliverpool The Warriors never trailed after the game’s first two minutes. Jacob Works led them early, pouring in 15 of his 19 points in the first half as Liverpool steadily built a 33-19 margin.Still down 36-23 at the break, C-NS began to battle back in the third quarter, and fans on both sides pondered the notion that the basketball Northstars would do what its football counterparts did to Liverpool a month earlier in the Section III Class AA semifinals – namely, make a large comeback and gain an unlikely victory.The tension only grew in the fourth quarter as both teams went more than three minutes without a point, the score stuck at 50-44. Even though its field-goal drought continued, the Northstars used free throws to cut the margin in half, to 50-47, with nearly two minutes to play.
I was slightly confused recently when I made a quick visit to the Baltimore Orioles team website.It’s not that anything was different or confusing about the site itself; in fact, being a part of the MLB.com network, it looked eerily similar to every other team website I’d ever visited. A rotating photo with select headlines graces the upper left corner, while the next game’s probable starters take up the right side of the page. Stats, scores, standings — all were located in the same place.So why was I confused, you ask?Well, it’s really quite simple. You see, I was under the impression that only images of respectable players, coaches, team personnel, etc. graced the pages of a team’s website. Isn’t it the business of each team to present their fans with a positive image of the club, an image that makes people want to be associated with a ball club?Guess I was wrong, because the second the page downloaded for me I was staring at a picture of one Rafael Palmeiro.You’d think that a team would want to distance themselves as much as possible from a player associated so infamously with the steroid controversy in baseball. Perhaps take him off the masthead of the team’s website. Evidently not.The Orioles already sent Palmeiro on a “rehab assignment” to help him recover from his knee and ankle problems. Of course this occurred suspiciously soon after the Aug. 30 contest where Palmeiro took his at-bats wearing earplugs because the boos and jeers were so deafening.Let’s be honest, Palmeiro probably would be playing right now with those injuries if he hadn’t insulted the entire U.S. Congressional panel he testified against.But we’ll see how the Orioles feel about continuing to make him one of the faces of the team after his latest incident. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Palmeiro, while facing a three-member baseball arbitration panel, told the panel a teammate gave him a substance that might be responsible for his positive test.Nice work Raffy; blame your teammates like a 10-year-old kid.Palmeiro decides that he obviously couldn’t be to blame for his positive drug test. No, it must have been one of Palmeiro’s teammates that gave him the substance responsible for his own test. Yeah, that’s it … maybe.”Maybe”? What’s this “maybe” he’s talking about? Either someone gave it to Palmeiro or they didn’t. It’s Raffy’s job to know what substances he’s putting into his body, especially in this day and age. Unless Palmeiro was tied down and injected with the substance by force, quite an unlikely scenario, it’s his own damn fault.But the bigger problem here for Palmeiro, and the Orioles organization, is how this will affect the team. Any player in any professional, semi-professional or college team understands there are just some things you don’t do. You don’t discuss private team issues with the public, you don’t chastise your teammates and you absolutely don’t blame your teammates for something you did wrong.Palmeiro has, in essence, broken all three of these rules. It’s already been established there is the use of performance-enhancing drugs in MLB — just look at the list of culprits. But you don’t rat out a teammate if you know they are using the substance, especially not on a national stage. At the same time, by naming names you’re calling out those members of your team and setting them up for continued suspicion when it may not be necessary.The Associated Press already verified one current player, Colorado’s Jorge Piedra, was contacted by the committee because he worked out with Palmeiro a few times. Several other former and active players are still to be questioned by the committee because of Palmeiro’s statement.Palmeiro screwed up. He screwed up when he took, voluntarily or involuntarily, the substances, he screwed up when he wagged his finger at Congress and he’s really screwed up now by implicating his teammates and friends in what is his problem alone.Team sports require a level of trust. Players must trust each other on the field to get their job done, and they must trust each other even more in the sanctuary of the clubhouse. Palmeiro has broken that trust his teammates gave him, which, in this writer’s mind, is worse than any substance he ever took.
When Polina Kozyreva is in the midst of a match, she tends to look concerned. Eyebrows narrowed and her mouth positioned in a slight frown is nothing out of the ordinary for the freshman. But against No. 15 Notre Dame, Kozyreva flashed a rare smile. Ahead in the third set 5-4, 40-40, Kozyreva hit two lobs before crushing a shot to Julia Lilien’s backhand. The ball clipped the line, giving Syracuse (7-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) a 4-3 victory over the Fighting Irish (8-5, 1-2), and Kozyreva a 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 win. And with her teammates cheering her on, Kozyreva — who won her first singles match since a left ankle injury three weeks ago — felt comfortable for the first time in quite some time.“It was like my family was here,” said Kozyreva. “It felt warm and cozy.”“Warm and cozy” is not how most would describe a three-set upset victory. But inside Drumlins Country Club, with its fireplace lit in the lobby, it was warm. Even so, the lobby and courts were the furthest thing from quiet – or as some might describe “cozy”. Once Syracuse started up a chant of “Let’s go Orange,” Notre Dame tried to drown them out with a “Let’s go Irish” chant of their own.“I didn’t feel that much pressure on my match,” Kozyreva said. “I just felt I need to have fun tonight. I don’t need to win this match necessarily I just need to enjoy myself on the court.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKozyreva felt she had something to prove to her teammates, or her “sisters” as she called them. Kozyreva said she acted “depressed” when she couldn’t play, so Friday presented a refreshing opportunity to step up for her team. Just like veterans Guzal Yusupova and Sonya Treshcheva did against St. John’s and Boston College, respectively.With head coach Younes Limam and assistant Jennifer Meredith patrolling the sidelines of the freshman’s matches, Kozyreva proved herself. Limam wasn’t sure if Kozyreva could pull out the win, and Kozyreva even admitted she got tight during the important points. As Lilien mounted a third-set comeback – winning three-straight games to push the score to 5-4 – Kim Hansen put a hand Zeynep Erman’s shoulder, furrowing her eyebrows with concern.Kozyreva had never been in a position like this one before. Beside reminding his young player to breathe, Limam watched with crossed arms from Court 2 with his team.But a little boost of self confidence from Meredith helped turn the momentum of Kozyreva’s match.“I’m really bad when it comes to the important points, because I’m nervous, but (Meredith) was there,” said Kozyreva. “She said, ‘You’re stronger than her’ like 10 times. And I go, “Yeah I’m stronger than her 10 times you’re right.’”Strength wasn’t a problem for Kozyreva, whose booming forehands forced Lilien to run sideline to sideline, up to the net and back. More often than not, after all that running, Kozyreva would clip the sideline with an untouched shot. That’s exactly what happened in the 33rd and final game of the match.Senior Miranda Ramirez and Erman, a freshman, also sprinkled their respective courts with a variety of shots throughout their matches. After jumping out to a quick three-game lead, Ramirez led for the rest of the set, eventually defeating Zoe Spence 6-4, 6-3. Erman secured a victory for her team to even the score at 3-3. After starting the first set down 4-2, Erman stared at the tarp by her court for 10 seconds to regroup. She then won the next five games, and eventually the match 7-6, 6-3. After Erman won the final game against Maeve Koscielski, both she and Limam pumped their fists, with Erman cocking back her head and yelling in triumph.With her teammates rooting her on after every point Kozyreva had supporters on either side of her. Student assistant coach Dina Hegab poked her head out of a Drumlin’s lobby window to watch Kozyreva’s match on Court 1.After winning on an untouched ball that just nabbed the baseline, Kozyreva skipped off the court, smiling the whole way. Before even shaking the hand of the umpire, Kozyreva was swarmed by her teammates. After hugs from the team, Syracuse surrounded Kozyreva in a team huddle. Limam said Kozyreva spent hours every day working with trainers to recover from her injury as quickly as possible. And her teammates took notice of the time and effort Kozyreva endured to get back on court.“She wants to be in every practice,” Erman said of Kozyreva. “She has pain. We all know she still has a little pain but she’s like trying her best.”For Kozyreva, today was about enjoying herself. Throughout her return from injury, Kozyreva’s teammates told her to take her time and not rush herself back. And today, Kozyreva pulled through when her “sisters” needed her.“I liked when everyone lined up on my court decided to support me,” Kozyreva said. “Oh, guys, I love you so much.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 28, 2020 at 8:22 pm Contact Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org | @ThomasShults5
GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Jessica BridgeFollowing its weekend triumph at the 2018 Baftas, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as the market even-money favourite to win the Best Picture category at the 90th Academy Awards (4 March).Entering the final weeks of ‘Oscars campaigning’, Ladbrokes details that the Best Picture category will be closely contested by‘Three Billboards’ and Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ (6/4 Ladbrokes).Updating its Oscars 2018 market, Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes Entertainment said: “The Best Picture market at the Oscars is an incredibly tight two-horse race, but after its Bafta win, we’re inclined to think Three Billboards will land the big one on 4 March”.Ladbrokes Entertainment is certain that Gary Oldman will win his long-overdue Oscars, for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the ‘Darkest Hour’, pricing the London thespian at a very short 20/1.Ladbrokes further anticipates a big night for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as Frances McDormand is the clear 1/10 favourite to take home the Best Actress award, ahead of Lady Bird’s Saoirse Ronan at 8/1.Ladbrokes Entertainment Oscars 2018Best PictureThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri EvensThe Shape of Water 6/4Lady Bird 12/1Get Out 16/1Dunkirk 33/1Call Me By Your Name 50/1The Post 50/1Darkest Hour 100/1Phantom Thread 100/1Best ActorGary Oldman 1/20Daniel Kaluuya 14/1Timothee Chalamet 16/1Daniel Day-Lewis 25/1Denzel Washington 50/1Best ActressFrances McDormand 1/10Saoirse Ronan 8/1Sally Hawkins 14/1Margot Robbie 25/1Meryl Streep 40/1Best DirectorGuillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water 1/7Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk 4/1Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird 8/1Jordan Peele – Get Out 33/1Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread 50/1 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020
Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Following a successful trial at a major tennis tournament, Sportradar has extended its partnership with FanDuel to bring live streaming to New Jersey’s leading sports betting app.Through this extension, the app will now include a portfolio of live sporting events, including tennis from around the world and European soccer via Sportradar’s Live Channel Online. Live streaming is an established part of the betting experience around the world, but this is a first for US consumers, who subsequently gain the chance to watch live action from their mobile devices.“We are really excited to bring live streaming to the US market with FanDuel,” said Neale Deeley, Vice President of US Sales and Gaming at Sportradar. “We have been long standing partners of both FanDuel and parent company PaddyPower Betfair across a wide range of betting and fantasy services. We’re proud to be an ongoing part of their US expansion plans.”Niall Connell, General Manager at FanDuel Sportsbook, added: “The ability to live stream professional sports inside our sports betting product will provide our customers with a first class betting experience.“By making Sportradar’s Live Channel Online available alongside our betting markets, FanDuel Sportsbook continues to be the premiere sports destination in the ever growing sports betting industry.”Sportradar’s Live Channel will be included directly into the the operator’s sportsbook interface, incorporating live events with betting lines and data, but with the added functionality where sports fans can actually place a live wager on the event they are viewing.The live streams will initially be limited to bettors in New Jersey, where FanDuel and PointsBet (the two live skins for the Meadowlands Racetrack) took a combined $13.32 million in revenues for March 2019, but FanDuel hopes to introduce the service in other states as and when they legislate for mobile wagering. David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Related Articles
Floyd Mayweather was getting his hair cut in Brixton, South London when a Jamaican lady said out loud that she didn’t know who he was.Being the highest paid athlete in all sports, Money May was surprised and ended up in a little beef with the lady! Random stranger: I don’t know you, so what’s the big deal?Floyd Mayweather: You got television?Mayweather would not accept that this woman simply didn’t know him. RS: I know about Mike Tyson…. I like big fights, I like exciting fights. He’s not big at all!FM: *stunned*Mayweather then [pretended?] not to know who Usain Bolt is.RS: I know Usain BoltFM: Who? RS: The runnerWatch video