first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46With overseas travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, real estate agents are reporting a surge in demand for holiday homes on the Gold Coast. Buyers from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are leading the way with inquiries on beachside apartments in popular suburbs, with many buying sight unseen. “With international borders shut, we’re getting people who would regularly holiday overseas now looking for a holiday home on the Gold Coast,” said Ray White agent Mark Stafford who is marketing apartment 16 Verve at Broadbeach. “We’re getting interest out of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the ACT.” To help narrow down the search, here are five properties attracting attention among those in the market for a Gold Coast getaway. 1303/13 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise 16/173 Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach MORE: RSL prize complex winner makes a smart call 1303/13 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise. 2435/9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise Gold Coast-based ENT specialist surgeon Dr Dan Robinson is reluctantly selling a three-bedroom apartment in the residential only Verve.The majority of the 56 apartments are holiday homes with easy access to the beach, the Broadbeach dining precinct and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.Mr Stafford said the size and location of the apartment held major appeal.“It’s one block from Oracle with all the dining and facilities of Oasis,” he said. “There’s over 180 sqm of liveable space and it’s got the north eastern aspect as well.”The apartment will be auctioned online and in-rooms this Thursday at 6pm. With almost 14,000 online lookers, this deceased estate has been among the top 10 most-viewed properties in Queensland on realestate.com.au for three weeks running.Occupying the full 13th floor inside the popular Beaches residents only building, it’s the first time the residence has been put to market in 23 years. “The building has a such a good reputation and very few apartments come up, particularly full floor ones,” said Kollosche agent Rob Lamb, who is marketing the property for $2.299m-$2.35m. Carol Witheriff, of LH Hooker Kingscliff, reports a surge in sales in Cotton Beach Residences, Casuarina where more than $7 million has changed hands in recent months. “Cotton Beach is the only beachfront complex in our region that has double council zoning,” she said.“You can live in these apartments or you can let them out for holiday or permanent let so you’ve got a lot of options,” she said. The renovated penthouse with ocean views from the rooftop deck is currently on the market for $1.495 – $1.565 million. “We’re seeing interest from down south and quite a few from New Zealand because it is beachfront, quiet and well maintained,” Mrs Witheriff said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago 118/685 Casuarina Way, Casuarinacenter_img 2435/9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise 16/173 Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach Offers flood in for Australia’s most popular house Investor snaps up Gold Coast’s most affordable house The Bale Penthouse is the gem of the boutique Bale wing inside Peppers Resort & Spa at Salt Village in Kingscliff. The Bale complex has only 41 private luxury apartments and occupies one of only two absolute beachfront locations in Kingscliff. The rooftop terrace affords spectacular views along the Tweed Coast to Cape Byron lighthouse and west to Mount Warning.“This apartment itself would undoubtably have the largest total floor area of any absolute beachfront penthouse on the entire Tweed Coast,” said LJ Hooker Kingscliff agent Erin Nielsen who is leading the expressions of interest campaign.“It has a consistently high occupancy rate including Hollywood A-List clientele.” 118/685 Casuarina Way, Casuarina 1322/27-37 Bells Blvd, Kingscliff 1322/27-37 Bells Blvd, Kingscliff Holiday-makers will feel on top of the world inside this sky high apartment in the iconic Circle on Cavill complex.Located on level 43, the super tall tower affords views of the ocean, river and city lights. Shops, entertainment and sand are all on the doorstep while onsite facilities include a lagoon-style pool, lap pool with spa, indoor heated pool, gym, sauna and steam rooms.The property will be auctioned on Thursday at 11am through Ray White – Surfers Paradise.last_img read more

first_imgSINN Power is set to begin its first commercial wave energy project on Cape Verde in Africa following the signing of an agreement with Fazenda de Camarão.SINN Power has partnered with Fazenda de Camarão to begin a commercial demonstration project for wave energy on São Vicente. Within this project, a SINN Power wave energy converter will be installed to supply an organic shrimp farm with 100% renewable energy.As agreed in the contract between the companies, the project launches shortly with a detailed feasibility study.“SINN Power is looking forward to realize the first steps of this feasibility study, as it could open a new chapter of renewable energy supply. If 10% of the energy needs of Cape Verde are covered by our innovative technology, we could reduce the yearly carbon footprint by 37,000 tons,” said CEO of SINN Power, Philipp Sinn.Over the following months, SINN Power will begin with the measuring of the local wave data. An exact wave profile will be generated and several other analyses will be carried out.As soon as the production of the sea food is fully established, SINN Power will start to protocol and measure the exact energy needs of the shrimp farm to tailor a perfectly customized off-grid system.The following step will be to install the SINN Power wave technology. To do so, the engineers will design a location-specific SINN Power wave energy converter array to match the individual energy demand, the company explained.SINN Power’s project manager Fabian Brandl added: “With the island São Vicente and our local partners we have found the ideal conditions for our first commercial wave energy project. Establishing a flagship project for sustainability will be an important milestone for our technology and will have a positive impact on all of Cabo Verde.”last_img read more

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Not all students consider themselves college material, but there’s an effort in Indiana to change that.Tracy Butler, director of college and career counseling at the Indiana Youth Institute, says the institute has created the College and Career Success Mentoring Toolkit to help young people realize that everyone can have a successful life after high school.“Even if you don’t think that you’re college material, and by the time you graduate from high school you’re just done with school and you never want to go back to school, if we can help them understand that there’s a lot of opportunities out there outside of a two or four-year program,” she points out.Butler says Indiana’s track record for graduating students from college on time isn’t very good. About a quarter of students who starts a two or four-year program finish on time.For minority students the numbers are worse. Fourteen percent finish a college degree on time, and less than a quarter does it even when given extra years to graduate.The toolkit is available for download on the Indiana Youth Institute’s website.Butler says high school counselors are there to help students learn about their choices when it comes to continuing their education, but she says Indiana has a shortage of those mentors.“We’re the 10th worst in the country for how high our counselor-to-student ratio is, and what that means is on average, for every high school counselor that we have they’re trying to serve about 500 students,” she states.Butler says it’s key to convince young people that they don’t have to go to a two or four-year college. There are lots of other options, including places such as Ivy Tech that offer one or two-year programs, or large manufacturers in Indiana that provide paid training on site.“Really, every young person in Indiana needs to be seeing themselves as a college-going person,” Butler stresses. “Even if it’s not technically a college that they’re going to, if they’re going to a one-year program or some kind of a trade-based program, they need to see that high school graduation is not actually the finish line, but it’s really the starting line.”last_img read more

first_imgColumbus, IN—The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced in June that 56 Hoosier artists throughout the state will receive career development assistance through the agency’s Individual Advancement Program (IAP) grants for the Fiscal Year 2020.This year, the Arts Commission accepted grant applications from artists in the disciplines of dance, literature, music, theatre, folk art projects related to these traditional disciplines, and from artists with disabilities through the access category. Artists could also apply in the early career grant category for artists who have been pursuing their art career for less than five years.As in years past, all Individual Advancement Program artists could request grant support up to $2,000 for career development assistance projects.One Local recipient was Michelle Pollack of Columbus. Her program, In “Fallen*log*ology”, explores the Brown County woods through poetry and prose poetry essays, recording a journey of one year in the language of mushrooms, moss, lichen and the surprise visitors to her section of woodslast_img read more

first_imgThomas Edgar Parker, 90, Greensburg, IN passed away Saturday Sept 21, 2019 following a short illness.He was born June 26, 1929 on the home farm in Clay Township, Decatur County, Indiana, the son of William and Clara Parker.He graduated from Burney High School in 1947 where he excelled in basketball.  During his life he worked as a farmer, mechanic, and self-employed carpenter.He collected antique hand tools and was a Wood Carver, belonging to the Hoosier Carvers Club in Columbus, IN.He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Trustee over the years.He married Helen V. Bake on October 20, 1950.  His beloved wife of 67+ years passed away on July 16, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles and John Parker, and sister Betty Parker.Survivors include his daughters – Melody (Alan) Hefner of West Lafayette and Jane Parker of Greensburg; son – Thomas (Rose) W. Parker, Greensburg; six grandchildren – Jennifer (Joe) Rennekamp, Brian (Margaret) Hefner, Melinda (Charlie) Raab, Anne (Greg) Biever, Karen (Andy) Fisse, Christopher (Valorie) Parker; and 23 great-grandchildren; Sister – Ruth Levell of Chesterton, INVisitation will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:00-7:30 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home with Funeral Services Friday, September 27 at 10am also at the funeral home with Rev. David Blazier officiating.  Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the St. Anthony Haiti Mission or the Liberty Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

first_img Christian Benteke’s injury-time penalty, after Ben Foster brought down Matt Lowton, clinched Sherwood’s first success as Villa boss. The 2-1 result also ended a seven-game losing run for Villa and lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Sherwood felt his pulse and gestured to the Villa fans as he walked off and believes the strugglers are fighting again. “I was saying we’re alive. There were people who wrote us off but we’re alive and kicking. People will look at that result but the performance was great,” he said, with Villa three points clear of the drop zone. “We need to bottle it up and experience it a few more times. “It’s the best feeling in the world. When I left home my missus said to me she had done the Euro lottery – a 54milllion jackpot – but I said I’d take three points all day. “It shows the effort and how far we have come, we have improved every game. It was the best performance. We dictated the pace of the game in the first half and it should have been more than 1-0.” Benteke scored in the league for the first time since December and Sherwood admitted the striker had told him exactly what he would do with a penalty. He said: “Goalscorers are there to be shot down and it takes a brave man to stand up there. I asked him before the game if he gets a penalty what he was going to do. “He said ‘I’ll wait until the goalie goes down and I’ll roll it in the corner’. I was still peeping through my fingers.” Press Association Tim Sherwood insists Aston Villa are back “alive and kicking” after their last-gasp derby win over West Brom. Gabby Agbonlahor opened the scoring and had two cleared off the line, while also having a penalty claim ignored after he beat Foster to the ball. Saido Berahino had equalised in the second half before the late drama which left Albion 13th in the table. But Baggies boss Tony Pulis defended keeper Foster after his gaffe cost them a point. Pulis said: “I haven’t seen it but Ben should catch it anyway. He has been fantastic for us all season, he has won us games and he has had an off night, but there’ll be no one here who will criticise him. “I don’t have to speak him, he knows. We’ll dust ourselves off and get going on Thursday.” Pulis also played down Alan Hutton’s challenge on Berahino which saw the pair square up to each other late in the game. He said: “I haven’t seen the Hutton challenge. There has been a lot of criticism thrown at referees recently but I’m not going to go there. I’ll let other people decide what they thought about it. “The most important thing was Villa were better than us in the first half. They were quicker, kept the ball better and we wanted half-time. The second half was a different game.” last_img read more

first_imgSouth Africa-born flanker CJ Stander has admitted to frantically learning the Gaelic lyrics to Ireland’s anthem Amhran na bhFiann (The Soldier’s Song) in case of his Test debut in the RBS 6 Nations. “I can’t even describe it; it’s something I’m very passionate about and something I’ve worked very hard for,” said Stander. “I’ve worked so hard to get here. I’m very proud to be in the squad. “I played my first few matches at Munster at six and that’s where I started out. “I’d just be delighted to be involved anywhere. I just want to put my hand up and see what happens.” Stander hailed new three-year Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Munster dual contracts for Keith Earls and Conor Murray after a testing campaign for Anthony Foley’s side. Stander believes both Earls and Murray can continue to sprinkle their “magic” across both Munster and Ireland now they have resolved their long-term futures. “It’s great for the team, it’s great to get the backing from them,” said Stander. “It’s great to know they will be here, we’re building down in the south. “It’s good to see the smiles on them when they finalise it. “I reckon the boys and coaches in Cork will be happy. “They are top-class, unbelievable players and they bring magic to the team.” Munster’s European Champions Cup captain excelled for South Africa’s Under-20s but later opted to join the Thomond Park province and chase qualification for Ireland. Now eligible on residency, Stander has been drafted into Ireland’s Six Nations ranks and could well feature in the back-row for the opener against Wales on Sunday, February 7. The 25-year-old admitted “the heart’s been pumping” even getting his hands on official Ireland training gear, so accepted he has no idea how he would keep calm in the event of his international bow. “I’ve been very excited all week in camp, walking around with a smile. “The heart’s pumping even just putting on the kit in training. “It will be very difficult to keep myself level, but that’s the big challenge. “My wife has brought up the anthem on Youtube, there’s a clip with the words there added. “Donnacha Ryan’s fluent, so he’s been helping me with the words. “So we’ll see how good his teaching has been if the chance comes up!” Stander comfortably had the pedigree to force a Springboks breakthrough had he remained on home soil, but insisted he has battled for the last three years not just to qualify for Ireland on residency – but also to prove his worth and commitment. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy boys’ tennis team leads the Class C North with a 7-1 record.GSA beat Dexter 4-1 on Monday.For singles, Beowulf Urban (GSA) beat William Strauch 8-1; Chandler Perkins (Dexter) beat Ben Politte 8-5; and Aidan Byrne (GSA) beat Jake Stevens 8-0. For doubles, Kent Fang and Leif Lyon-Miller (GSA) beat John Lane and George Lewis 8-3; and Joe Boulet and Christian Jones (GSA) beat Tyler Levesque and Hunter Speed 8-4.Dexter fell to 1-7.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther scores from the past week are as follows:BOYS’ TENNISFriday, May 13Old Town (4-7) 5, Ellsworth (1-8) 0Thursday, May 12DI-S (6-2) 3, Sumner (4-3) 2Wednesday, May 11GSA 4, Lee (3-5) 1Sumner 5, Calais (1-2) 0Ellsworth 3, WA (2-7) 2DI-S 4, Scheck/Stearns (3-6) 1GIRLS’ TENNISMonday, May 16GSA (6-2) 5, Dexter (0-8) 0Friday, May 13Ellsworth (5-4) 5, Old Town (1-10) 0Thursday, May 12DI-S 3, Sumner 2Wednesday, May 11GSA 3, Lee (4-4) 2Calais (2-1) 3, Sumner (1-6) 2Ellsworth 5, WA 0Schenck/Stearns (2-7) 4, DI-S (2-6) 1last_img read more

first_imgMANY persons are impressed by what they see when they watch this young boxer, 16-year-old Christopher Moore, perform even if he doesn’t win. He’s sure to leave a lasting impression by his performance.At such a young age, Moore leaves one to wonder just how much better he could get in the years to come.A member of the Vergenoegen Gym, Moore recently returned from the Commonwealth Youth Games, where he was one of two boxers to represent Guyana.At the Games, Moore made it all the way to the quarterfinals in the Boys’ lightweight (60kg) division, where he lost to Englishman Charles Frankham. On the way, however, he picked up a win in his bout against Cyprus boxer Dimitris Christofi.Despite not medalling, team coach Sebert Blake commended the performances put forth by Moore at such a high level of competition, especially for his age.Moore is now scheduled to represent Guyana at the upcoming South American Youth Games later this year. Moore’s performance this year follows outstanding ones last year, particularly at the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament, where he claimed the ‘Best Boxer’ award.Later in December of last year, he again did well at the Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament in Barbados.Though Moore’s skill impresses, it does not surprise. Coming from a family packed with boxers, including four national champions, it was only natural that Christopher would one day follow the same path.Six of Christopher’s uncles are former boxers. He is the kin of former national boxers Clayton Adams, Clifton Moore, Colin Moore and Compton Moore. Colin is also an Olympian, having represented Guyana at the Olympics in 1988.“I love fighting because of my family,” Christopher commented about his affinity for the sport.It was his uncle Clifton who first started coaching Christopher at the age of 11 years, and continues to coach the Vergenoegen Secondary school student to this day.“He was just eager. As a kid he would hang around the gym, he would try hitting the bag, he would keep saying that he wants to get involved, and that was how it was,” Clifton said.“It wasn’t just putting him in the ring just like that though. He had to go through the paces, learn proper stance, learn proper positioning, and stuff like that, how to throw the different punches – just grooming him from the grassroots.”Early on, Christopher just continued showing signs of greatness, and his development just continued to flourish, particularly in the past two years.“It’s rapid, I would say rapid,” Clifton expressed.“What makes Christopher stand out the most is his defence. Now it’s just a matter of perfecting it to withstand any opponent he comes up against, and he just might be the boxer that puts Guyana on the map.“He has an impeccable defence and aggressive style. He attacks in a flurry,” Clifton said.last_img read more

first_img Published on September 27, 2012 at 1:15 am Contact Jacob: jspramuk@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse looked lost trying to receive Niagara’s serves on Wednesday night. Players nearly collided reaching for the ball, and attempted digs dropped to the floor as the Orange scrambled to get into position.The receiving woes came to a head in the second set when Niagara’s Kari Honomichl sent a blistering serve down the sideline for an untouched ace.“Communication is a big part of volleyball, and when you lack that, things like that happen,” sophomore Melina Violas said. “Then you miss balls, and you look like idiots out there sometimes.”Syracuse (8-8) adjusted after dropping the second set and did enough to edge the Purple Eagles (6-8) for a five-set victory at the Women’s Building. Consistent communication down the stretch helped the Orange overcome its sloppy play early. The team committed 21 errors in the first four sets, but limited its mistakes to two in the decisive set to end a three-game losing streak.After Honomichl’s definitive ace in the second set, Syracuse made a concerted effort to receive the serves cleanly. The Orange shifted its lineup right during the set to counter her shots down the right sideline. Each time Honomichl served, three Syracuse players stood in a bunch during the serve, defending the sideline they left open previously.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHonomichl served down the line two more times, and the Orange stifled her. The Syracuse adjustment clearly flustered her for the remainder of the match as she hit four service errors while trying other parts of the court.“It was just knowing where to be and standing their ground,” SU assistant coach Stephanie Cantway said. “They were just communicating and working together.”Early in the match, players were trying to become more familiar with each other. Injuries to veterans Lindsay McCabe and Laura Homann forced the coaching staff to shift lineups throughout the game.Outside hitters Samantha Clarey and Nicolette Serratore played out of position during lineup shifts. Clarey played much of the game at middle blocker when Syracuse was struggling to slow the Niagara attack. Serratore established a defensive presence in the fifth set.The changes affected SU’s performance on the court early in the match.“They’re not used to serve-receiving with the same people and next to the same people,” Cantway said. “It’s going to lead to some communication errors.”When the mixed and matched lineups began establishing chemistry on the court, the Orange started pulling away from Niagara. Head coach Leonid Yelin stuck with a consistent lineup for the entire fifth set. The six players meshed, although some of them weren’t playing their natural positions.Serratore sparked a 5-0 run for the Orange with three consecutive kills. Freshman Gosia Wlaszczuk contributed two crucial kills early in the set. Emily Betteridge, the starting setter who returned from injury in Saturday’s loss to Marquette, put the match away with an ace.Syracuse has been struggling to find the right lineup due to injuries. Though this isn’t the lineup SU wants to use, it worked Wednesday night.The adjustments SU made paid off in the decisive final set and helped the Orange pull out a close win.“They’re just trying to adjust to each other,” Cantway said. “We’re making sure they’re confident with who has what in what area of the court.” Commentslast_img read more