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Townsville’s Marina Residences development hits the market

first_img New development wired up for the future 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 2020Managing director at M Property Glen Maidment said the development had already secured interest from potential buyers. “We have had numerous Townsville locals contact us, and register their interest, and we have pre-booked appointments to visit the display suite this weekend,” Mr Maidment said. “The majority of inquiries we’ve been getting have come from professionals with kids, and business people.” Managing director Glen Maidment at the site for Marina Residences. Picture: Evan MorganWith 11 multi-level executive homes and 16 boutique luxury apartments on offer, Townsville’s latest residential development, Marina Residences, is a site with something for everyone. The new $50 million waterfront complex, developed by Maidment Group, officially goes to market today, with its four-level display suite opening to the public this morning at 10am. An exclusive preview on Wednesday night showcased a scaled-down version of individual areas throughout the homes and apartments.MORE NEWS: Lowest home loan rates revealed MORE REAL ESTATE NEWScenter_img “We are also expecting it will be of interest to people toward the end of their careers, and even retirees who are just looking for the ultimate premium residential address.”Located on the Mariners Peninsula, the site features unrivalled views of The Strand, Magnetic Island and Cleveland Bay. “The peninsula has direct access to The Strand, and proximity to the CBD — it also offers absolutely sensational views,” Mr Maidment said. “If you’re looking for the best address in Townsville with the very best views, arguably this site has it all.”Prices for the lower-level apartments will start at about $1.25 million, with the marina homes and high-level apartments ranging up to about $2 million. last_img read more

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Smacking link to adult cancers improbable

first_imgNHS UK News 14 November 2012Smacking increases cancer risk’, the Daily Express boldly reports, while The Sun believes that smacking can also increase the risk of asthma or heart disease. These reports exaggerate a piece of research that has significant limitations.The news is based on a study that asked a sample of Saudi Arabian adults with cancer, asthma or heart disease how frequently they had been physically punished or verbally insulted as a child (referred to in the papers as smacking and shouting). The researchers then looked at whether there was a link between the two, comparing these adults with healthy controls. They found that reported physical punishment and insult was associated with an increased risk of developing adult cancer, asthma and heart disease.http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/11November/Pages/Smacking-link-to-adult-cancers-improbable.aspxlast_img read more

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Opposition reveals new IPO nominee

first_img 10 Views   no discussions LocalNews Opposition reveals new IPO nominee by: – June 28, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Leader of the Opposition United Workers Party, Hon. Hector John. Photo credit: uwpdm.comA former Attorney General is the new nominee for the United Workers Party to sit on the Integrity Commission.Opposition Leader Hector John said Anthony Larond will replace former High Commissioner George Williams who has resigned because of illness.“We have informed the President of our nominee to replace George Williams who has suffered a stroke some months ago and resigned from the Commission. Larond will be our new nominee. You heard how much noise they made about Dave Bruney. But we know he will represent the interest of Dominica at the highest level…” he said.John was speaking at a public meeting in St Joseph last night.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Beckham reveals who is better out of Ronaldo, Messi

first_img“He, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not at his level, are both above the rest.”Messi scored in the first leg of the Champions League tie as Barcelona secured a 2-2 draw at the Parc des Princes.But the Argentina captain was substituted off in the clash after he suffered a hamstring strain.Javier Pastore handed PSG the advantage in the return leg before Messi’s introduction in the second half as he played a part in Pedro’s equaliser. Loading… David Beckham believes that Cristiano Ronaldo “doesn’t reach the level” of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.The 45-year-old football legend came up against six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi in 2013 during his brief stint at Paris Saint-Germain.PSG clashed with Barca in the Champions League quarter-finals and Messi came off the bench in the second leg to help his side secure a 1-1 draw.Beckham was asked to weigh in on the heated debate between Ronaldo and Messi, saying that they are “both above the rest.”However, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star claimed it is “impossible” that there will be another player like Messi.“He [Messi] is alone in his class as a player, it is impossible that there is another like him,” Beckham told Argentine outlet Telam. “We were leading before Messi came in, and once he came in, Barcelona scored,” Beckham said.The former PSG star, who retired from football after his time in the French capital, also came off the bench deep into the second half.But Beckham was unable to help his side pull back ahead as PSG were dumped out of the Champions League.center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsMysterious Underwater Objects Most People Don’t Know AboutWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesGorgeous Staircases That Will Take Your Breath Away5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Read Also: Messi predicts Champions League doom if Barca fail to change“Although I enjoy playing at this level at my age, I do not like to lose,” the Inter Miami president said at the time.“Our team played well. In both matches, we did things we should be proud of.“We didn’t lose against Barcelona, and that is something that should motivate us for the next season.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Swiss special prosecutor opens criminal proceedings against FIFA president

first_imgSwiss special prosecutor has opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino relating to dealings with the country’s attorney general Michael Lauber. Lauber offered to resign from his position last week after a court claimed he covered up undisclosed meetings with the head of football’s governing body and lied to supervisors while his office probed alleged corruption relating to FIFA. Stefan Keller was appointed as special prosecutor to review criminal complaints against Infantino, Lauber and other individuals. Proceedings have consequently commenced against Infantino and the chief public prosecutor of Upper Valais, Rinaldo Arnold. Keller has also requested permission to open proceedings against Lauber. A statement from the Swiss Federal Council said Keller had “reached the conclusion that, in connection with the meetings between Attorney General Lauber and FIFA president Gianni Infantino and the chief public prosecutor of the Upper Valais, there are indications of criminal conduct”. The Federal Council statement added: “The presumption of innocence applies to attorney general Michael Lauber, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and chief public prosecutor Rinaldo Arnold. The special federal public prosecutor is independent in his activities.” The allegations against Infantino and Arnold “concern abuse of public office, breach of official secrecy, assisting offenders and incitement to these acts”, the statement said. Responding to Thursday’s news, Infantino said: “People remember well where FIFA was as an institution back in 2015, and how substantial judicial intervention was actually required to help restore the credibility of the organisation. “As President of FIFA, it has been my aim from day one, and it remains my aim, to assist the authorities with investigating past wrongdoings at FIFA. FIFA officials have met with prosecutors in other jurisdictions across the world for exactly these purposes. Loading… Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledBest Car Manufacturers In The Worldcenter_img “People have been convicted and sentenced, thanks to FIFA’s cooperation, and especially in the United States of America, where our cooperation has resulted in over 40 criminal convictions. Therefore, I remain fully supportive of the judicial process, and FIFA remains willing to fully cooperate with the Swiss authorities for these purposes.” A statement from the governing body itself read: “FIFA acknowledges the decision of the Swiss Special Federal Public Prosecutor in opening an investigation regarding the meetings involving the FIFA president and the Swiss attorney general. “FIFA, including the FIFA President, remains at the disposal of the Swiss authorities and will, as we have always done, cooperate fully with this investigation.” Last month, Infantino said: “To meet with the head prosecutor or attorney general of Switzerland is perfectly legitimate and it’s perfectly legal.” Infantino became FIFA president in 2016, after his predecessor Sepp Blatter was forced to resign the year before over corruption allegations. In December 2015, Blatter was banned from all football-related activities for eight years, later reduced to six on appeal. read also:Bureau of the FIFA Council approves COVID‑19 Relief Plan regulations Speaking in 2016 after his appointment as Blatter’s successor at a FIFA Congress meeting, Infantino said: “I cannot express my feelings at this moment. We will restore the image and the respect of FIFA and everyone in the world will applaud us. We are finally going to ensure that we can once again focus on the beautiful game of football.” Infantino, who previously worked as secretary-general of UEFA, was subsequently reelected to his post at FIFA in June 2019, and in January of this year was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Stanford conquers finale at Willamette, rules Wild West Speedweek standings

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (July 26) – Alex Stanford’s third Wild West Speedweek victory made him the first driver from outside the state of Oregon to win the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour title.The $2,000 victory came Saturday at Willamette Speedway. Travis Peery, who ran in front as late as lap 32 before Stanford got the lead back, ended in second.Jesse Williamson, Collen Winebarger and Dustin Cady were next across the stripe. Greg Walters led the opening lap before a caution quickly bunched the field back up. Winebarger took advantage of the ensuing restart to take over the front spot.Winebarger was quick for much of the first half of the race but was passed by Stanford on lap 14.The California visitor set sail and appeared uncatchable before a caution for debris on lap 25 re­sulted in what proved to be the final restart of the night. Stanford maintained a tenuous lead be­fore Peery stepped up to challenge.Peery beat Stanford to the line on lap 32 but Stanford was scored first the next time around the track. He led the rest of the distance to score his third 2014 Wild West Modified Speedweek win along with the tour crown.A total of thirty Modifieds were sign in for the sixth and final Speedweek event, representing Ore­gon, Washington, California, and North Dakota. Feature results – 1. Alex Stanford; 2. Travis Peery; 3. Jesse Williamson; 4. Collen Winebarger; 5. Dustin Cady; 6. Greg Walters; 7. Jerry Schram; 8. Craig Cassell; 9. Matt Mitchell; 10. Monte Bischoff; 11. Rob Ireland; 12. Kinzer Cox; 13. B.J. Wild; 14. Ricky Ashley; 15. Dane Smith; 16. Kyle Yeack; 17. Rod McCombs; 18. Steven Sturdevant; 19. Sam Potter; 20. Mark Waugelast_img read more

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Sanwo-Olu presents 18-seater bus to Lagos SWAN

first_imgRelatedPosts Sanwo-Olu celebrates Sen. Tinubu at 60 Breaking: Sanwo-Olu okays full reopening of churches, mosques, cinemas, gyms Tinubu greets Lagos Deputy Governor at 56 The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has presented a brand new 18-seater bus to the state’s chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria in fulfillment of his campaign promise.The governor had, during his governorship campaign in 2019, promised Lagos SWAN a brand new 18-seater bus. The Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, made the presentation on behalf of the governor to the Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun, on Tuesday in Lagos.Gafaar said: “The gift is in fulfillment of the campaign promises in the area of sports development in Lagos State and Governor Sanwo-Olu has delivered.“He has said that every promise made will be fulfilled.“The bus is a reward for hard work by the Lagos SWAN members.“They truly worked to earn it and this is the recognition of their work. “The state government is desirous of human and capital development of sports, which has formed one of the cardinal blueprints of the present government.”In his remarks during the presentation, Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun, commended the state government for fulfilling its promise, adding that the bus would be put to optimal use.“Oshundun said: “During the campaign tour by the governor, he asked for our needs and we requested for some things, especially a befitting bus, and he has now delivered on his promise.“We should have even received the bus before now, about six months ago, but for the COVID-19 pandemic.“I can only thank the Lagos State Governor for keeping to his promise. “It shows that he is a man of his words.”Tags: 18-seater busBabajide Sanwo-OluChairma Debo OshundunLagos State Sports CommissionLagos SWANOluwatoyin Gafaarlast_img read more

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Coutinho desperate to add goals

first_imgLiverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho knows he must add goals to his creativity if he wants to become a great player. “We are quite confident. Our thought is to win every match and start every match doing our best in this battle, and we have to carry on this way,” said Coutinho. “Our aim is to be within the first four places at the end of the season and we will try our best to keep ourselves up there. “Here it is really different from other leagues, it is very competitive and sometimes you are leading but if you relax too much another team will overtake you quite quickly and you fall behind again. It is like a battle all the time.” While Coutinho’s passage into the first team was virtually seamless last season, summer signings Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto have found opportunities limited. Even with Luis Suarez’s suspension and subsequent injury to Daniel Sturridge, Aspas has struggled to find his feet and there was talk of the former Celta Vigo forward going back to Spain on loan. But because Rodgers’ squad is relatively small there is little chance of that happening in this window and his agent claims the manager retains his faith in the player. “It is true that Aspas is not playing as much as we want but this is his first year at Liverpool,” Jose Rodriguez Baster told IBTimes UK. “I would lie to you if I tell you that Aspas is happy about not playing but he wants to stay. “Always there are teams monitoring players but formal offers are a different thing. To close a deal it is necessary that all the parties agree terms and here I am not thinking of a transfer because the player’s intention is not to leave Liverpool. “If Liverpool (were to) sign a striker or a midfielder during this transfer window and they told us a different thing we will consider other alternatives but today the intention is that Aspas stays at Liverpool. “Liverpool paid 9million euros (£7.5million) for Aspas last summer and they believe that this is a long-term bet.” “My goalscoring, for sure,” he said of the main area he needs to target. “Sometimes my positioning is not the best and I need to improve that to score more goals. “I want to continue improving and look forward to working harder and harder on what I need to do to be considered a great player.” Reflecting on the last 12 months, he added on LFC TV: “It’s a year that has gone very quickly and I am living in a very happy moment. “I think I have improved with my positioning on the pitch because sometimes I play on the wings and other times in the middle. “I have improved my knowledge a lot more and have worked harder on my finishing.” Coutinho settled quickly into life as a Premier League footballer and is a key part of manager Brendan Rodgers’ blueprint for the future. Expectations are higher on both him and the club this season, with their current fourth place the minimum ambition after a good first half to their campaign. It is almost a year since the Brazilian joined from Inter Milan and in the intervening time has produced performances which make his £8.5million fee look something of a bargain. However, despite the rave reviews the 21-year-old has received he admits there is plenty of room for improvement – particularly in front of goal where he has scored just five times in 31 appearances. Press Associationlast_img read more

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DeAbreu, Persaud star in World Archery Americas’ Online Cup

first_imgARCHERY Guyana continued its good representation, this time in the Qualification Round of the World Archery Americas’ Online Archery Cup of the Americas, which shot off last Friday in Ontario, Canada. This match saw Wayne DeAbreu and Devin Persaud, both World Archery ranked archers, competing against each other in the Male Recurve category.It was an evenly-poised game between the two archers in the first 60 arrows. Wayne, on Target 1A, was ahead by the 12th arrow but Devin, Target 1B, was able to even the score by the 15th arrow and gained a lead at the 21st arrow. However, Wayne took the lead again at the 24th arrow and maintained a lead to the half-time break at which time Wayne was 275 points to Devin’s 269 points.When shooting resumed after the break, DeAbreu strengthened his lead to end the match at 550 points with Persaud at 530 points. This competition continues on Sunday, when four  more recurve archers – Talita Kissoon, Nicholas Hing, Robert Singh and Umasankar Madray will be shooting in Guyana. Meanwhile, the last match in the qualification round will be shot by Samira Duncan on Tuesday 25th August.The Online Archery Cup of the Americas is a World Archery Americas-sanctioned competition  which seeks to advance the spirit of competing on a virtual arena whilst abiding with the COVID-19 safety measures across the Americas (North, South & Central America and the Caribbean).Scores will be recorded electronically, pictures of equipment, scorecards and the target will be sent to the Competitions and Judging Committee via WhatsApp for tabulations and scrutiny.The scores for Guyana qualification round will be submitted to World Archery Americas. The scores will then be tabulated along with the scores from all other competing countries after which the top two Archers in each category will be short listed to take part in an Elimination shoot, set for late September.Cognisant of the National Covid-19 Protocols in place and abiding with the laws and the social distancing safety rules as to the limit on the number of persons permitted to be in any gatherings, shooting will be done in pairs at different time and dates (23rd and 25th August).Archery Guyana will then submit the scores for Guyana by August 31st to World Archery Americas, which will be tabulated along with scores from all other partaking countries. Top 2 Competition and Judging Committee, Archery Guyana archers in each category will be short listed to take part in an Elimination shoot, set for late September.last_img read more

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Women’s basketball: Tsipis introduced as new era of Badger basketball begins

first_imgThe next era of University of Wisconsin women’s basketball started today as Jonathan Tsipis was introduced as the seventh head coach in program history.Tsipis, fresh off a highly successful four-year run at George Washington, was eager to get started as the head man at Wisconsin and made it clear that this program was about to go on the upswing.Tsipis, with a list of notes at his side, detailed the core principles he plans to instill at Wisconsin, and it all starts with family.The new Badger head man told his children that they now have 15 role models and the team now has a nine-year-old brother and an eleven-year-old sister whether they like it or not.“We’re going to build this in a family environment with that understanding that everyone is a part of that,” Tsipis said.Switching to his basketball philosophy, Tsipis wants Wisconsin to play an uptempo style that puts pressure on the opponent and plays among the faster teams in the conference. Tsipis stated that he wants his teams to have between 85-90 possessions a game and that they will wear down their opponents.Tsipis also stressed that the Badgers will live and die on the glass. His George Washington teams ranked among the top in the nation in rebounding margin in their last two years, and Tsipis expects that to continue at Wisconsin.In addition to a fast tempo and a focus on rebounding, Tsipis foresees the Badgers playing a multiple-defensive set based in man-to-man principles. Although he seemed to be a man of staunch principle, he admitted he would adjust his philosophy to his personnel and that they will attack the opposing team on the defensive end.Tsipis showed his fiery personality when he declared that he disagreed with athletic director Barry Alvarez’s “wall the state” mantra. Instead, he has an in-state recruiting philosophy of his own.“Coach [Alvarez] talks about building a wall around the state of Wisconsin,” Tsipis said. “The only problem that I have about that is that people can climb over the wall. So, we’re going to build a dome so that they can’t get out. They have got to stay here to see what we’re able to do.”Tsipis said he wants the entire state to feel comfortable with not only him, but the program as well and mentioned that he had already been out recruiting the state in the 24 hours since he accepted the job.Overall, as the first male head coach in Wisconsin women’s basketball history, he breathes a new life into the program. As many people say when they accept a new position at a large state school, he mentioned that the Wisconsin job is a sleeping giant. Time will tell if his enthusiastic press conference will flip the script on the recent downtrend of Wisconsin basketball, but Tsipis seems have the spark that can get the giant on its feet.last_img read more