Inner-city penthouse on the market

first_imgMore 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 202090/86-124 Ogden St, Townsville City“The owner before me even had his wedding reception up on the rooftop with 80 people and I’ve had a function there with 60 people and it didn’t’’t feel cramped.”The apartment has a New York feel and features a designer kitchen, chandelier-lit dining and separate pool table area while there is also a wine cellar.On the second floor there is timber floor and theatre room with built-in bookcase and speak set up.The complex has a swimming pool, tennis court and gym while the penthouse has it’s own private entry to the pool area.Mr Stewart said many of the apartments in the complex were completely unique.“Some people might have been to a unit in the building before but there is a lot of differences in the units,” he said. 90/86-124 Ogden St, Townsville CityOwner Brad Stewart said the location couldn’t be beaten and it had been a great apartment for entertaining.“It’s proximity to everything would be one of the biggest features,” he said.“It’s in the city centre, it’s close to eateries and the new stadium which you can see from the rooftop.“I walk most places form here and I didn’t even have a car for six months because it was so convenient.“It’s got an open plan lounge and dining area downstairs which is great for entertaining and the rooftop is great for larger functions. A THREE level inner-city penthouse bigger than most houses and with 270 degree views has hit the market for offers over $950,000.90/86-124 Ogden St, Townsville City has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two car accommodation with 389 sqm of space.The apartment’s third floor comprises of a rooftop outdoor entertaining area with panoramic views that extend across Townsville and out to the ocean.center_img 90/86-124 Ogden St, Townsville City“With most complexes you might have three styles of units where this has numerous styles like some have high ceilings and others have low ceilings.“It was a carpark building which I think is why the units are so different because they had to work around that existing structure and it’s also really solid which is good for things like cyclones.”Helen Munro Property agent Margaret Hill is selling the property and said it could suit an array of buyers but she expected a downsizer to snap it up.“It would be perfect for downsizers because on of the problems downsizers have is the units are always too small whereas this one has plenty of space and storage,” she said.“It could also suit someone who works in the city and it is also big enough for a family.”last_img read more

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Peter Döhle Schiffahrts Opts for Erma First’s BWMS for Fleetwide Retrofits

first_imgPeter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, a German provider of maritime services, has signed an agreement with Erma First, a Greek manufacturer of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) for the installation of BWTS onboard its vessels at this year’s SMM trade fair.Erma First is represented in Germany by MOE Marine & Offshore Equipment, who has handled the project during the last 18 months.The company ‘s fleet of managed vessels includes large container vessels, feeder vessels, bulk carriers, multi-purpose vessels and coasters. The latest contract is intended, but not limited to, containerships and bulk carriers, Erma First said. “Our aim is to provide a full service package that includes regulation compliance, low capital costs, system operation simplicity, low energy requirements and a vast after sales support network, in order to make sure that both parties remain satisfied and our mutual benefits are met,” Konstantinos Stampedakis, Managing Director of Erma First said.Another German owner opted for Erma First’s technology earlier this year. Namely, in May 2018, Germany’s dry bulk shipowner Oldendorff Carriers teamed up with Erma First to make its ships compliant with the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments.The convention entered into force on September 8, 2017 and aims to halt the spread of invasive aquatic species, which can impact local ecosystems, affecting biodiversity.The Erma First BWTS FIT is USCG type approved and IMO approved for nearly all water types. The BWTS is suitable for small and large ballast-pump capacities, according to its manufacturer.last_img read more

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Good News for Bulkers as China Starts Buying US Soyabeans Again?

first_imgBuyers in China purchased 1.13 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans on December 12, lifting the freeze on U.S. soyabeans imports imposed earlier this year amid faltered trade relations between the two economic super powers.The resumption of China’s imports of US soyabeans comes in the wake of a 90-day truce between the two countries as the duo negotiates terms of their bilateral trade deals.Announcing that the U.S. President would not raise the tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of product to 25% for the time being, the White House said at the beginning of December that China has agreed to start purchasing agricultural product from U.S. farmers immediately.“China will agree to purchase a not yet agreed upon, but very substantial, amount of agricultural, energy, industrial, and other product from the United States to reduce the trade imbalance between our two countries,” the statement further added.Welcoming the sale, Davie Stephens, American Soybean Association (ASA) President, said it was vital the 90-day process results in lifting the current 25 percent tariff that China continues to impose on U.S. soybean imports.“Without removal of this tariff, it is improbable that sales of U.S. soybeans to China can be sustained,” he added.While ASA is hopeful that soy farmers will be able to resume delivery of soy to China, Tuesday’s sale announcement is only the first step in rebuilding soybean exports to China and will not fix the prolonged period of low prices soybean farmers have faced since the trade war began.Good Sign for Bulker Owners?The dry bulk market’s earnings have been affected considerably by the brewing trade war which saw U.S. soybean exports drop 43 percent year-on-year during the first twelve weeks of the 2018/19 marketing year, which started in September 2018.In particular Panamax and Supramax vessels are affected given their reliance on the high volumes of U.S. soybeans usually being sent to China at this time of year.Panamax earnings fell from 14,385 USD/day on October 17,  2018, to 10,996 USD/day on November 23, 2018.“The weaknesses in Panamax and Supramax earnings in recent weeks is likely to be linked to the lower demand for seaborne transportation of U.S. soybean exports as compared to previous seasons,”  Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, said.The drop in the demand has been one of the factors behind the lack of seasonal upswing in earnings which has been seen in previous fourth quarters, BIMCO said.As explained, tonne mile demand is further hurt as not only are the volumes of US soybean exports lower than last year, the distances sailed are also much shorter as the new destinations where U.S. soyabeans was sold, mainly Argentina and Mexico, are closer to the US than China.Now it remains to be seen whether the resumption of the U.S. soybean sale to China would be enough to raise Panamax and Supramax rates.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Cardinal Golfers Battle Knights

first_imgThe St Louis Golf team faced off against St Mary’s of Greensburg, Thursday night.The rain stayed away, for the most part, but the Cardinals couldn’t hold off the Knights. The final score was St Mary’s 221 and St Louis 206.Scoring for the Cardinals were Jackson Wanstrath, Cael Rahe, Eli Weiler, and Eli Vogelsang.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.last_img

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Walcott and Cazorla sign new deals

first_img Press Association Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have handed Arsenal a pre-season boost by signing contract extensions with the club. “We’re delighted to have extended the contracts of Santi and Theo,” said Arsenal boss Wenger. “Both are top-quality players who are hugely important and influential to our squad. “As well as their huge contributions on the pitch, they both have a great deal of experience and are very popular off the pitch. “We’re very pleased with them both signing contract extensions, as it provides our squad with further stability of quality.” Walcott joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2006 and is currently the north London club’s longest-serving player, passing 300 appearances last season. Spain midfielder Cazorla has racked up 148 appearances for Arsenal since moving to London from Malaga in 2012. Arsenal’s only major piece of transfer business this summer has been to sign goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea for £10million, though boss Wenger has not ruled out further improving his squad before the start of the Premier League campaign. center_img Walcott has completed a new four-year deal that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium past his 30th birthday, with Spaniard Cazorla also finalising fresh terms with the Gunners. Arsenal face Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley, with Walcott in the running to lead Arsene Wenger’s attack against Jose Mourinho’s Blues. last_img read more

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England captain Joe Root motivated by Australia documentary series

first_imgENGLAND Test captain Joe Root says watching the documentary series about the Australia team has helped motivate him for next winter’s Ashes.‘The Test’ features footage from inside the dressing room and ends with Australia retaining the Ashes in England last summer.Root, 29, said: “It’s been a good motivator to get back and train, use it as a way of incentivising myself.”The Ashes in Australia are due to start in November 2021.England’s two-Test tour of Sri Lanka in March was called off after the first warm-up game and there will be no cricket in the UK until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus pandemic.Root, whose side drew last summer’s Ashes 2-2, said of the documentary: “I resisted watching that for a good while. I’ve started watching the first few now.“A lot of the things we do in Test cricket revolve around planning for the Ashes down under.“It goes without saying the Test championship is very important and every game carries a huge amount of weight, with points collected trying to get into that final, but a lot of what we’re doing is about building for that one series in Australia.“We have around 17 to 20 games until we go down there, if all our Tests between now and then are played.“We have to use every single opportunity to build the team up to be absolutely ready for what those conditions throw at us, what Australia throws at us, on the field and off.“We will really use this time to ready ourselves to do something special down there because we know how challenging it can be to play there.”England are due to play home Test series against West Indies and Pakistan this summer before touring India in the winter.Asked if England could reschedule their tour of Sri Lanka at the end of this year, Root said it would be “very difficult to work out” but England must be “very adaptable and open-minded”.‘We’ve got to go day by day’The prospect of not playing any cricket this summer has “definitely crossed my mind”, said Root, who has been Test captain since 2017.“It is a possibility. But we have to try to stay optimistic. We’ve just got to be ready for whenever that opportunity to play again is.“My wife hasn’t started giving me throwdowns yet. I’ve done a lot of fielding and given Alfie (Root’s son) a lot of throwdowns. He’s about 500-4 at the minute – it’s a bit of a flat track here.”Root, who this weekend said he had become a patron of Sheffield Children’s Hospital, is trying to stay as isolated as possible during the pandemic – and enduring some of the everyday problems afflicting much of the nation.“I’m taking this very seriously and trying to stay indoors as much as possible and avoiding contact at all costs,” he said.“It’s pretty impossible to get online shops at the minute. We’ve had one booked for three or four weeks.“We’re trying to be creative with our cooking and finding different ways of using what we’ve got in the fridge and not wasting anything.”(BBC Sport).last_img read more

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Tyus Battle scores career-high 21 points in Syracuse’s 76-53 win over Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Through the first 15 games of the season, Battle averaged 8.4 points and had scored in double figures three times. In the past three games, he’s discovered a role in Syracuse’s offense, including 15 points against Pittsburgh and 13 at Virginia Tech leading up to another breakout against the Eagles.“I thought he was really, really terrific tonight,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He really played well. His best game.”Entering Saturday, Battle was shooting a team-high 44.4 percent from behind the 3-point line. As defenses have begun to close out to defend the shot, he’s had opportunities to attack the rim. And against BC, Battle thrived doing both.His first points came on an and-1 about five minutes into the game. Off a John Gillon steal, Battle laid the ball in while getting fouled before a media timeout. After the timeout, he sunk the free throw and his offensive masterpiece was underway.“He played great. He wasn’t forcing anything,” said sophomore forward Tyler Lydon, who finished with 16 points and two blocks. “He made all the right plays. When you knock down shots, that’s huge for us.”After holding a 13-point halftime lead, the Orange expanded it immediately with three straight baskets that eventually led to a Boston College timeout.The run began with Battle slicing through the BC defense and finishing at the rim with a lefty layup. Boeheim said he was more patient, which allowed more opportunities to drive to the hoop. When SU is patient, Boeheim said, the defense is forced to move and holes are opened up rather than getting bailed out by a shot early in the possession.“It was his night,” Lydon said.Ally Moreo | Photo EditorEven with over 10 minutes remaining, Battle helped the Orange push the game out of reach. He converted a 3-pointer form the right wing, held his follow through and slapped his chest as he jogged back on defense. SU led by 17, with Battle at the forefront of Syracuse’s bounce back win after a road loss to Virginia Tech on Tuesday.Battle’s outburst has been part of an evolution in his freshman campaign. After a 13-minute showing against South Carolina on Nov. 26, Boeheim said Battle “looked a little lost.” After his 12-minute showing against Georgetown on Dec. 17, Boeheim said he wanted to avoid playing Battle due to a nagging foot injury.But as conference play has heated up, so has he.Battle said he made shots that he knows he can make and missed some of them, too. His performance against BC has been a season in the making. His scoring ability continues to snowball — and he still has room to grow.“I don’t think I was necessarily hot,” Battle said, “I was just trying to find my shot a little bit more and good things happened.” Commentscenter_img Tyus Battle leaned back while launching a 3-pointer with a hand in his face. His feet landed off balance. He backpedaled toward the Syracuse bench. His form was the most unconventional it had been all game.None of that mattered. The ball fell through the rim like it had 10 previous times on Saturday afternoon. Battle held his cupped right hand in the air as a grin spread across his face. Then he turned toward the Orange bench, where assistants and backups jumped out of their seats as SU possessed a 28-point lead.“I don’t know, I just shot that thing,” Battle said, “and luckily it went in.”But nothing, at least other than that shot, was lucky for Battle in Syracuse’s 76-53 win over Boston College (9-9, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome. His 7-of-13 shooting performance and career-high 21 points powered the Orange (11-7, 3-2) to its third consecutive home win, as he succeeded both shooting from deep and attacking inside.MORE COVERAGE:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGraphical breakdown of Syracuse’s victory against Boston CollegeSuperlatives from SU’s blowout win over BCGallery: The best sights from Syracuse’s winlast_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, July 10, 2013•3:02 p.m. Officers investigated forgery in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington. •3:58 p.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•6:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of money in the 100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•7:29 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of electronics in the 1100 block. W. Harvey, Wellington.last_img

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PGA Championship expert picks: DFS lineup advice & tips for 2020 tournament

first_imgWhen really looking through the information on this course and how the PGA Tour will set it up for these players, I got a sense that this will be a combination of a U.S. Open with an Open Championship. The course will feature narrow tree-lined fairways, thick punishing rough, and fast greens like most U.S. Opens. The course also has little-to-no water, tough bunkers, and high winds, which makes you think of an Open Championship. Length off the tee will be at a premium, but with these thin fairways, I’m going to focus on total driving which takes into account distance and accuracy. MORE: Complete betting guide to the 2020 PGA ChampionshipThis deep rough will give fits to even the best scramblers in the world, but I’m going to add that to my key stats. The winner this weekend will be the player who can avoid the big numbers (like Bryson DeChambeau’s 10 and Dustin Johnson’s 9 over the past few weeks), which is why I’m putting bogey avoidance back in the mix. Finally, as I say every week, you can’t make up ground on the field without making birdies — and you can’t make birdies without putting yourself in good positions on the approach.So, what kind of players should you target this week?  That’s the million dollar question because you want a player with distance off the tee but not one who sprays it all over the yard. You want an accurate player to keep the ball in the short stuff, but they have to be able to take advantage of the short Par 4s. I’m going to do my best to spread the wealth this weekend. There are 156 players in the field this weekend, so I decided to give you more plays than usual.  Lastly, the weather looks to be terrific this weekend with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-60s throughout the tournament. The one thing these players will have to contend with will be the winds. Thursday looks to be the worst, with winds getting close to 20 mph, but the rest of the weekend will be in the low teens. There are players who play better in swirling winds, such as Marc Leishman or some of the European tour players who are used to these conditions.    KEY STATS: Strokes Gained: Approach, Total Driving, Scrambling, Bogey Avoidance, and Par 4 Efficiency 450-500 yards.ONE-AND-DONE PICK: Jon RahmPGA Championship expert picksJustin Thomas: Do I really need to give you reasons to like Thomas this weekend? He has four top-10 finishes since the restart, including a win last week and a runner-up at the Workday. He’s also first in Strokes Gained: Approach, fourth in Bogey Avoidance, and fifth in Scrambling.Jon Rahm: I didn’t put him in my Playbook last week but now I’m getting him at a discount with a chip on his shoulder. He did finish up his week at the WGC with a Sunday 66. Remember, he just won the Memorial two weeks ago and remains the No. 1 player in the world. He’s second in Total Driving, eighth in Bogey Avoidance and 20th in Par 4 Efficiency (450-500).Xander Schauffele: Just amazing across the board this weekend. First in Ball Striking, sixth in Bogey Avoidance, seventh in Scrambling, 10th in Total Driving and Top 35 in both Par 4 and Approach. He’s gotten better in each of his past four starts: T20, T14, T13 & T6 (last week at the WGC). I’ll likely be overweight on him.Hideki Matsuyama: He is a sleeping giant at a great price this weekend. One of the premiere ball strikers on tour still ranks in the Top 15. He has three top-25 finishes in his past four starts on Tour. He’s also third in Strokes Gained: Approach, 30th in Bogey Avoidance, and 36th in Total Driving. Moreover, he’s seven-for-seven on cuts made at the PGA Championship with two top-five finishes.Kevin Na: Did you know Na has two top-10 finishes in his past four starts? I don’t think anyone knows because that’s the type of guy he is — a very under-the-radar talent. He’s great around the greens and on them, fifth in Scrambling, and third in Strokes Gained: Putting. He also consistent and doesn’t have many blow-up holes, ranking 24th in Bogey Avoidance. I have a feeling he’ll make for a great value this weekend at just $7K. The PGA Championship will make its debut at TPC Harding Park, with nearly all of the top-50 players in the golf world getting set to tee it up in San Francisco. TPC Harding Park hosted the 2015 WGC Match Play and 40 players from that field will participate this weekend. With all the big names in action, including Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm, and Justin Thomas, to name a few, there will be no shortage of worthwhile picks for your PGA DFS lineups. As is always the case with with putting together a daily fantasy golf lineup (or betting card, for that matter), you need to know about the course and what types of players to target. TPC Harding Park played as a Par 71 when it hosted the Match Play in 2015 but will be a Par 70 this weekend.  The yardage could be as long as 7,400 yards depending on the tee placements but is listed at 7,234 yards. There are just two Par 5s on the course, which means the scoring has got to be done on the Par 4s. There are three short Par 4s and seven Par 4s that reach out more than 450 yards. That’s why, once again, I’ll put Par 4 Efficiency 450-500 back into my key stats this weekend. Brendan Steele: At one point, Steele was the best total driver on the PGA Tour. He currently ranks 24th but has always been one of the best drivers. He also ranks 27th in Par 4 Efficiency (450-500) and 32nd in Strokes Gained: Approach. His past four finishing positions on Tour are sixth, 52nd, 13th, and 53rd. If the pattern holds, we should be in for a real treat this weekend.Dustin Johnson: I just can’t quit DJ, especially at his current price point. The talent is just too great not to throw him into a bunch of lineups. While he does not have a Wanamaker Trophy his collection, he does have five top-10 finishes in his 10 career starts, including a second place last year. He’s also fourth on Tour in Total Driving.Chez Reavie: He has three straight finishes of T22 or better, including that sixth place at the WGC last weekend. He hasn’t missed the cut at the PGA Championship in five trips and finished 14th last year. He’s another premiere ball striker when his game is right, and it looks pretty right. He’s 36th in Bogey Avoidance, climbed from 56th to 38th in Strokes Gained: Approach, and went from 72nd to 42nd in Scrambling. He’s basically a lock button for almost everyone this weekend.                                                       Golfer DraftKings*Own % FanDuel*Own %AnalysisJ. Thomas$1130021.27%$1160036.72%See aboveJ. Rahm$1050016.4%$1170024.16%See aboveX. Schauffele$1000025.93%$1110036.54%See aboveW. Simpson$970014.28%$1090019.46%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!P. Cantlay$940024.52%$1100031.49%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!J. Day$840019.78%$990023.17%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!B. Todd$74001.8%$86001.26%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!H. Matsuyama$820010.05%$1060010.45%See aboveG. Woodland$79008.93%$98008.25%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!A. Ancer$770017.55%$940017.97%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!K. Na$70002.44%$83001.3%See aboveM. Wallace$72003.46%$89002.14%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!S. Scheffler$73004.01%$88002.59%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!J. Luiten$67001.42%$78000.76%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!D. Frittelli$68003.66%$84001.79%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!C. Conners$70006.1%$85003.89%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!A. Hadwin$73000.88%$85000.6%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!M. Kaymer$67000.7%$85000.39%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!B. Steele$69005.34%$79004.89%See aboveD. Johnson$900016.49%$1130017.3%See aboveD. Berger$880017.12%$970021.63%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!T. Fleetwood$770015.95%$1030013.37%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!M. Leishman$75003.56%$96003.1%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!K. Kisner$71002.75%$88001.7%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!L. Herbert$62000.85%$70000.43%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!C. Reavie$74006.49%$85009.78%See aboveL. Glover$67005.34%$82002.7%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!A. Long$66000.87%$73000.46%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!B. Watson$74006.04%$92005.5%Upgrade to Playbook Pro!last_img read more

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