Charmer in Oonoonba on the market

first_img5 Lawrie Ave, OonoonbaA NEAR new home with all the charm of a traditional house on the city fringe will be sold under the hammer. The home, at 5 Lawrie Ave, Oonoonba, will go to auction on site at 10.30am on December 1.The three-bedroom, two bathroom house with double garage was built by Tribute Homes and is located in The Village.Selling agent Keyes & Co principal Damien Keyes said nothing had been forgotten when designing and building the house.“Everywhere you look they have used premium finishes and fixtures like the porcelain sink in the kitchen with the multipurpose mixer tap that extends on a hose,” he said. “There is a lot of attention to detail in this house.“The other thing about this house is focus on insulation which is in the perimeter walls and not just the ceiling. It makes the house super cool and also makes it very energy efficient.“It would definitely suit someone who wants a new home but doesn’t want to have to wait for it to be built.”The house has three, airconditioned bedrooms while the master bedroom takes up the entire first floor.The kitchen has stone bench tops and a walk-in pantry that is concealed under the staircase.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The outdoor area overlooks parklands and there is laneway access with room for a boat or camper trailer.Mr Keyes said The Village estate where the house was located was popular with buyers due to its proximity to the city.“We have had plenty of people through this home and we’ve had a lot of people who are currently renting in the area,” he said.“It’s just so close to the CBD so as well as suiting a small family it could also suit a professional couple.”Owner Adam Norton said they had decided to sell the home as they had plans to build another house on a much grander scale.“The house was built by Tribute Homes and we took one of their designs and added some extra components to it,” he said.“We’re not a big fan of the giant rendered chilli bin. We like a more traditional style home.“My favourite part of the house is the outdoor area while my wife really likes the upstairs because it’s quite luxurious with a big wardrobe to fit her shoe collection.“It is also in a phenomenal location and you can get to the city in five minutes.”last_img read more

DEME’s duo busy at Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm

first_imgProject construction started in January with the installation of the first foundation at the site located 22 kilometres off the coast of the province of Zeeland. Source: DEME [The article continues below the image.] DEME’s vessels Sea Installer and Sea Challenger are currently working together at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm, where they have so far installed 55 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines. Once completed this year, the project will become the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.center_img The vessels are working as a tandem as part of DEME’s duo-vessel solution to speed up the construction, which the company already used at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the UK. The 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm will comprise 94 wind turbines. The first wind turbine was installed mid-April.last_img read more

Police Week 2011 officially opens this evening

first_img Share LocalNews Police Week 2011 officially opens this evening by: – September 26, 2011 Share Share Tweetcenter_img 27 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Police PRO Sergeant Kenth MatthewPolice Week 2011 will officially open this evening with an official launching ceremony at the Police Headquarters in Roseau.Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth Matthew reported to the media that a guard of honour will be inspected by President of Dominica His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool.“The Police will mount a guard of honour which will be inspected by His Excellency the President. Following this the Honourable Attorney General Mr Levi Peter will deliver the featured address and Her Excellency Mrs Liverpool will cut the ribbon in declaring the Police Exhibition opened at 7pm,” he said.The exhibition which officially opens this evening will be opened to the public on Tuesday from 8:30am until 5pm until Thursday, after which it will move to Portsmouth at the Magistrate’s Court from 9am.Other activities to commemorate will be school outreach programmes island wide, panel discussion on ‘Policing a job or way or life’ at the Police Headquarters in Roseau, indoor games, football match with the DBS Football Team, Talent Night and Barbecue and Sports day at the Geneva playing field in Grandbay and radio programmes. Sergeant Matthew extends a warm invitation to the general public to participate in all the activities as much as possible.This year Police Week is being celebrated under the theme, ‘Learning from our past, embracing our future as we look towards our future.’The week of activities began yesterday with a church service at the Portsmouth Methodist Church followed by a parade through the streets of Portsmouth.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

French Open pushed back one week, ATP and WTA announce August resumption

first_imgThe re-scheduled French Open has been pushed back a further week and the ATP Tour and WTA Tour have both issued revised calendars.The changes have come as professional tennis gears up to emerge from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually held at the end of May, the French Open was first moved to a September 20 to October 4 slot, but the main draw will now start on September 27 and end on October 11.The qualifying tournament, which would not have been feasible in the previous two-week plans, will start on September 21.It will be a boost for lower-ranked players who have been especially hard hit by the lack of earning opportunities since tennis was shutdown in March.It also means there is more space between the end of the US Open on September 13 and the French Open main draw.The US Open will be staged without fans and will not include a qualifying draw. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) said in a statement it had consulted with the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation.It said the consultation was to allow the Roland Garros showpiece the benefit of an extra week.“We are delighted that consultation with the various international tennis authorities has enabled the 2020 edition of the Roland Garros tournament to be extended to three weeks,” French tennis federation President Bernard Giudicelli said.“In the current context, we are fully aware of the privilege of being able to organise Roland Garros in its usual form. Especially since the holding of qualifications will also participate in financially supporting a category of players and professional players affected by this unprecedented crisis.”While warning that everything was dependant on the COVID-19 crisis continuing to abate in France, the FFT said the tournament would have fans although the number had yet to be decided. “It will absolutely not be behind closed doors. There is no final decision on the number of spectators, which will be decided on with the public authorities,” Giudicelli told reporters on Wednesday.The men’s ATP Tour will resume on August 14 with the Citi Open, ATP 500 event in Washington, D.C., while the first WTA event will be staged in Palermo, Italy from August 3.The new schedule will be subject to continued assessments relating to health and safety and international travel policies, ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said.“At every turn, ensuring that the resumption of the Tour takes place in a safe environment will be paramount,” he said.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Following the Citi Open, the Cincinnati Masters 1000 will be held at Flushing Meadows, followed by the US Open.The men’s claycourt swing will start on September 8 in Kitzbuhel, Austria, overlapping with the second week of the US Open.Players will then be able to get more time on clay at the Madrid and Italian Opens before Roland Garros.The WTA announced 20 tournaments, beginning in Palermo, before Cincinnati (played at Flushing Meadows) and the US Open before moving to the clay of Madrid and Rome.After that the WTA Tour will traverse Europe and Asia Pacific, including the China Open in Beijing and the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen set for November 9 to 15.“For now, the vital energy of spectators in stadiums will be greatly missed, but our broadcast and social media partners are exploring new ways to engage with our fantastic fans,” WTA chairman Steve Simon said.While the tennis season now has some clarity, not all players are supportive, especially of the US Open’s decision to go ahead with the virus still rife in the US.Women’s world number two Simona Halep issued a statement saying she does not plan to travel to New York.The International Tennis Federation said its ITF World Tour, the domain of lower-ranked players, will resume on August 3 for women and August 17 for men.Reuters/NAN.Tags: ATPCOVID-19French OpenFrench Tennis FederationITFRoland GarrosUS OpenWTAlast_img read more

Schurrle happy with Blues

first_img The striker was always a stop-gap solution for Mourinho, who views Drogba’s influence off the field as significant as the role the Ivorian plays on it. “This year, the key for me is to enjoy my football and to be with my team-mates and to win trophies,” Drogba told Chelsea TV. “There is one more year to go so let’s do it, let’s win more trophies, let’s make history again.” Drogba will always be remembered by Chelsea fans, having struck the decisive penalty in the 2012 Champions League defeat of Bayern Munich which earned Chelsea a first European Cup. He has made 13 appearances this season, the majority off the substitutes’ bench, and netted three goals, to take his overall Chelsea tally to 160. Press Association “To the top:)) #behappy #blues,” Schurrle posted on Instagram, alongside a photo of him in a Chelsea shirt, pointing to the skies. Schurrle has completed 90 minutes only twice this term under Jose Mourinho, each time in the Capital One Cup, and the Portuguese has often demanded more of the pacey forward. Mourinho hinted at his frustrations with Schurrle in early October, after the German had missed a host of chances against Bolton and a key opportunity in the Champions League clash at Sporting Lisbon. Mourinho said on October 3: “Sometimes he plays phenomenal. Other times plays so-so. But when he plays phenomenal, he is phenomenal.” Schurrle will be hoping Mourinho, who substituted him at half-time of the Champions League draw at Maribor last week, can help him to overcome what he will hope is merely a post-World Cup lull. Mourinho is always seeking more from the Blues, who lead the Barclays Premier League after an unbeaten 11-game start and are eight points clear of defending champions Manchester City. Like Schurrle, Didier Drogba has had a bit-part role this term. Drogba, who is 37 in March, has hinted this season could be his last, after returning to Chelsea following a two-year absence and stints in China and Turkey. The 24-year-old, signed from Bayer Leverkusen 18 months ago, has been underwhelming for Chelsea since returning from Brazil 2014 with a winners’ medal, sparking reports he could be offloaded in January. Schurrle, though, has taken to social networking site Instagram to show his allegiance. World Cup-winning Germany forward Andre Schurrle has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from Chelsea. last_img read more

Mason pens new Tottenham deal

first_img The midfielder has made 18 first-team appearances so far this term and has been rewarded for his fine form with a contract until 2020. “I’m buzzing about it,” Mason told the club’s official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com. “I’m delighted and I can’t wait to crack on now. “I appreciate the length of the contract shows a lot of faith in me and hopefully I can keep progressing and stay at the club longer than the contract. “I’ve worked hard, a lot of work over the years has gone into what has happened this season and this time I’ve a manager who has faith in me and stuck me in. “It’s been a long road but I’m delighted to be in the side and hopefully I’ll stay in there as long as I possibly can. “I can’t stress enough the faith the gaffer has put in me and hopefully I can carry on repaying him and continue to put in good performances for this club.” Mason has spent loan spells with Yeovil, Doncaster, Millwall, Lorient and Swindon in recent years, making 103 senior career appearances to date. The midfielder is one of several academy graduates in the Spurs first team right now, such as Harry Kane, Andros Townsend and Nabil Bentaleb. A product of the Spurs academy, the 23-year-old midfielder made his debut for the club in November 2008 as a late substitute at NEC Nijmegen in the UEFA Cup. Mason spent time on loan at five other clubs before belatedly making his first league appearance for Spurs nigh on six years after his debut, but is now a key player for Mauricio Pochettino. Ryan Mason has committed his future to Tottenham, penning a new five-and-a-half year deal at White Hart Lane. Mason started alongside those three players in the memorable New Year’s Day annihilation of Chelsea – a match he limped out of with a hamstring complaint, sidelining him until Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final. Townsend’s second-half penalty secured Spurs a 1-0 lead heading into the second leg against Sheffield United and Mason believes the future is bright. “We’re doing well and it’s exciting,” he said. “We’ve a lot of games coming up, we’re utilising the squad and hopefully we’ll get to Wembley for the fans and continue to do well in the Premier League.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Kone, Tymoczko Get Wins For Bucks

first_imgBangor dominated in the girls’ meet with 236 points, followed by John Bapst 122, Hampden Academy 103, Fort Kent 50, Bucksport 22, Dexter 21, Piscataquis 18, GSA 6 and Penquis 4. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Posts HAMPDEN — On Friday at Hampden Academy, the Bucksport Golden Bucks finished a close second to Class A Bangor, trailing the Rams by just five points.Dominic Kone and Vincent Tymoczko each had a pair of wins for the Golden Bucks and shared in a third.Kone placed first in the 100-meter dash in 11.57 seconds and won the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 5.5 inches.Tymoczko won the 400-meter dash in 52.03 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 23.25 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe two combined with Jon Goodin and Nate Warren to win the four-by-100-meter relay in 45.97 seconds.Team scores were Bangor 136, Bucksport 131, Hampden Academy 97, John Bapst 72, Dexter 47, Penquis 29, George Stevens Academy 26, Piscataquis 24, Narraguagus 8 and Fort Kent 8. Bio admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Leicester boost top-four hopes with 2-0 win over Blades

first_imgLEICESTER, England (Reuters) – Leicester City boosted their hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four as goals by Ayoze Perez and substitute Demarai Gray secured a 2-0 home win over Sheffield United on Thursday.The result left Leicester fourth on 62 points from 36 games, three ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United who were visiting Crystal Palace later and one behind Chelsea in third.Sheffield United stayed eighth on 54 points, two behind sixth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers who occupy a Europa League qualifying spot.Having won only one of their last six league games, Leicester needed a victory to get back on track in their bid to secure a berth in next season’s Champions League and they delivered with a dominant performance.Perez fired them ahead in the 29th minute with a crisp low shot from 14 metres after a fine cut-back by 19-year-old debutant Luke Thomas and Gray sealed the contest in the 79th with a clinical finish.The Foxes missed a string of chances to win by a bigger margin as visiting goalkeeper Dean Henderson made several reflex saves while top scorer Jamie Vardy hit the outside of the post shortly after halftime.last_img read more

Syracuse wins share of Big East championship after Louisville beats Rutgers Thursday

first_imgSyracuse earned a share of the Big East championship Thursday after Louisville defeated Rutgers to cause a three-way tie at the top of the conference. The piece of the title is the first for the Orange since 2004.The Syracuse football team gathered Thursday night to watch the Cardinals defeat the Scarlet Knights together.SU defensive tackle Eric Crume said the Orange players celebrated in the Iocolano-Petty Football Wing as the Cardinals victory made them co-Big East champs.“It was ecstatic in there,” Crume said. “This is a family-oriented team, man.”Then they busted through the doors of the complex to continue the celebration outside.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We ran outside and screamed across the campus,” SU linebacker Cameron Lynch said. “We were happy.”The Orange is currently in a three-way tie for first place with the Cardinals and Scarlet Knights as all three teams finished 5-2 in conference play. The teams all split their games against the other two to create the three-way tie. Syracuse set up the chance to finish atop the conference with its 45-26 win over Louisville in the Carrier Dome, and the Cardinals win Thursday clinched that tie.The title is Syracuse’s fifth and final Big East championship. The Orange will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.“This is my first major accomplishment in college, as far as winning something as a team and as a unit,” Crume said. “It’s one of my top moments in my whole life.”Cincinnati still remains in the mix to make it a four-way tie for the title with a win over Connecticut in its regular-season finale on Saturday. Louisville will likely take the league’s Bowl Championship Series berth, as the win over Rutgers should help it finish the season ranked the highest in the BCS standings of the four possible teams.The share of the title was made possible by SU’s strong finish to the season, in which it won four of its last five Big East games – a stretch highlighted by the 19-point win over the previously unbeaten Cardinals.The slice of the championship is remarkable considering the collapse of last year’s team. The Orange went from the top of the Big East following a 26-point thrashing of West Virginia to the depths of despair following a five-game losing streak to end the season.It left a sour taste in the mouths of last year’s senior class, which only makes them happier to see the 2012 team rebound, respond and regroup. The Orange finished this season by winning five of its final six games and the team appeared to grow stronger with each successive victory.“I think they showed some toughness hanging in there the whole season and finishing off the season very strong,” said former SU fullback Tombe Kose, who graduated in May. “It makes me feel great because obviously our senior year we wanted to go out with a bang, and it started off on a great note and we thought we would win the Big East and get a BCS berth. So to see them do it, especially considering a lot of guys on that team were special teammates and special friends of ours, to see them pull it out makes me really proud of them.”The team started the season 2-4 and was picked to finish seventh in the conference in the preseason media poll, making the title share that much sweeter.Lynch credits the turnaround that made it all possible in part to head coach Doug Marrone adjusting his coaching style. He said Marrone became more involved with the players, talking to them more and arguing more calls on the sideline.Marrone’s transformation as a coach helped the team transform. SU took better care of the ball and forced more turnovers down the stretch while the offense grew into an explosive and balanced unit.It all translated to the program’s second bowl berth in three years and now, a share of its first Big East title since 2004.“I’m excited, man,” Lynch said. “At the beginning of the year people didn’t think we would be able to do it saying Syracuse will finish last in the Big East and all this. We proved people wrong.” Comments Published on November 30, 2012 at 12:16 am Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Accelerated Learning

first_img This is placeholder text Advertisement Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 When he first got to training camp, Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham questioned how he had conditioned during the summer.Facing off against an SU offense that doesn’t plan to huddle in between plays, the junior was quickly winded.“The up-tempo, it makes you have to think faster,” Whigham said. “You have to understand the concept and get the plays a lot faster and understand what you’re doing. Sometimes if you’re moving too quickly you can make mistakes.”With the offense speeding up its play-calling system and with it, its overall play, the goal is to leave opposing defenses huffing and puffing behind it. Before SU faces Villanova, Central Michigan and, most importantly, Louisville to start its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, it will go up against its own defense, which has used the faster competition to prepare for a rigorous conference slate.“The hardest thing that we face is teams that run tempo really well,” linebackers coach Clark Lea said. “You’ve got to be able to play when you’re fatigued and any of those things are great.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The formational challenges, the tempo challenges, the schematic challenges from the offense, you welcome those because it makes what’s coming in the fall seem a little bit easier.”Lea said he’s seen defenses wear down against no-huddle offenses. The defenses “play in space,” he said, and often miss tackles. Considering Syracuse’s results last season as well as its upcoming schedule, the defense’s work will likely pay dividends in the season.ACC teams such as Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke have averaged fewer than 25 seconds per play from 2011–13, ESPN.com reported.Florida State beat Syracuse 69-3 on Nov. 16 with just 18:18 of possession, less than half of the time the Orange had the ball. Clemson needed two fewer minutes than Syracuse to run the same number of plays as the Orange in a 49-14 Tigers’ win on Oct. 5.“It’s good for us. The speed is so fast, it gets our wind up, and it gets us going,” senior linebacker Cameron Lynch said. “I’m glad that they do that, and it gets us ready for any type of spread team, or anything. They run the ball, they pass the ball, so they get us ready for multiple dimensions of what we’re going to be seeing in the season.”The differences in preparation start with assistant athletics director for athletic performance Will Hicks, who said the team cuts down the recovery time during training. In the past, he’d give about four times the amount of rest to the amount of time ran, and now that ratio is 1-to-1.That running philosophy also applies to weightlifting, as Hicks will have the players sacrifice lifting heavier weights if it means more lifting and shorter rest periods.“We got a good taste of it last year but this year, going a little faster, we’ve kind of refined it a bit more,” Hicks said.While the root of the changes are geared toward Syracuse’s offense, they’re also helping to refine its defense into one that can not just compete, but be successful against faster-moving opponents.Margaret Lin | Photo EditorHead coach Scott Shafer has slowed the offense down in practice from time to time, but for the most part, this training camp has been about implementing an uncatchable attack. At first, that meant tired players and constant substitutions on the defensive side of the ball.But the unit has begun to come into its own.“I think last year kind of caught us off guard, and we weren’t sure where we wanted to be and how we wanted to approach it,” Whigham said. “But this year, we have a better understanding of what they’re doing, and we have a better understanding of what we want to do to approach it.”Read next: Final stride: After dazzling the Atlantic Coast Conference last season, Virginia senior running back Kevin Parks sees speed as the last piece of the puzzle. Commentscenter_img Syracuse defense improves on the fly against quickening Orange offense Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.last_img read more