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first_imgThis penthouse apartment at 701/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point, sold for $4.2m.“We saw three times the normal amount of buyers come through those properties than average because of the infrastructure being built in the area,” Mr Bacon said.“The western side of Kangaroo Point is very sought-after — we call it the ‘millionaires’ row’.” This apartment at 505/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point, has sold for $2.5m.Selling agents Michael Bacon and Simon Caulfield of Place – Kangaroo Point said buyers had been flocking to buildings like 21 Pixley Street to capitalise on the level of convenience such developments would offer in the coming years. The view from one of the bedrooms in the apartment at 505/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point.The property had been due to go to auction on November 29, but was pounced on by a local buyer.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoLocal real estate agents say projects such as the Howard Smith Wharves precinct and Queen’s Wharf are “game changers” for the inner city housing market. This apartment at 505/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point, has sold.“People purchasing in (Watermark) are spending a couple of hundred thousand to renovate it, but with the knowledge they’ll never be built out, they have a direct riverfront property and, arguably, Brisbane’s best river and city views,” Mr Bacon said.The other two sales in the building this year were the penthouse at 701/21 Pixley St for $4.2 million and a sub-penthouse at 901/21 Pixley St for $4 million. The view of the Brisbane CBD from Kangaroo Point.BRISBANE’S booming infrastructure pipeline is luring buyers to the city fringe, with a Kangaroo Point apartment being snapped up before auction for $150,000 above the reserve price.It is the third sale in the tightly-held Watermark Residences building this year alone, with the four-bedroom unit at 505/21 Pixley Street selling in just five days for $2.5 million.last_img read more

first_imgJS Ineos Invention, the final of eight Dragon Class vessels ordered from China’s shipyards by Danish shipping company Evergas, has been delivered to its charterer INEOS.Back in 2013, Evergas ordered four identical vessels from the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering shipyard in Qidong, China. The order was further expanded to eight vessels.Six ships from the batch were built at Sinopacific, while the remaining two, namely, JS Ineos Invention and its sister vessel JS Ineos Intuition, were constructed at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang shipyard in China.The carriers are purpose built for the transportation of ethane, although they can carry a wide range of petrochemical gasses and LPG.Each of the eight ships is 180 meters long and 27 meters wide, with a draft of approximately 9 meters.“With the delivery of … JS Ineos Invention to INEOS earlier this week, the first milestone of the project has been completed and all vessels are now in full operation and transporting Ethane from the US to Europe,” Evergas said.last_img read more

first_imgBy Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 2) – The winners of the last two Sprint Nationals ran 1-2 in Friday’s qualifying fea­ture for this year’s IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car event.2014 champion Jack Dover led defending king John Carney II across the stripe in opening night action at Eagle Raceway. Chad Wilson and Shon Pointer completed the top four. One hundred and seventeen cars vied at the fourth annual Nationals.“I got a really good jump at the start from fourth. Actually, it was an awesome jump,” Dover said following the $700 checkers. “We set up for a slick track, and after they farmed the track it worked in our favor.”“I can’t wait for the Race of Champions and getting to start on the pole Sunday,” he continued “Hopefully we can bring home the win.”Dover led the opening lap with Andy Shouse, Luke Cranston and Wilson rounding out the top four. Dover pulled ahead to a straightaway lead by lap five.Lap eight saw Pointer move into fourth and two laps later, Wilson advanced to second. Carney jumped up to the third spot as Shouse fell back to fourth.Dover started encountering heavy traffic shortly after that, allowing his pursuers to close in. Dover ran high, low and wherever he had to in order to slice and dice around the lapped cars.With nine laps left, Carney advanced to second and moved in on Dover. Carney needed just three trips around the oval to move to within Dover’s push bumper but try as he may could never complete the pass.Saturday sees the second night of Sprint Car qualifying for Sunday night’s big show plus the Jake Ita Race of Champions.The main event pays a minimum of $2,500 and as much as $5,000 to win.Qualifying feature results – 1. Jack Dover, Springfield; 2. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas; 3. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas; 4. Shon Pointer, Grand Island; 5. Jason Martin, Lin­coln; 6. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla.; 7. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman; 8. Blake Robertson, Visilia, Calif.; 9. Adam Gullion, Lincoln; 10. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas; 11. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan.; 12. Jake Bukak, Arvada, Colo.; 13. Toby Chapman, Panama; 14. Gregg Bolte, Lincoln; 15. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D.; 16. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas; 17. Jaremi Hanson, Dillsburg, Pa.; 18. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas; 19. Gene Ackland, Martell; 20. Stuart Snyder, Waverly.Bubak won the “B” feature. Justin Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, won the “C” feature. Chris Kel­ley, Oklahoma City, Okla., won the “D” feature. Dan Satriano, Papillion, won the “E” feature. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, won the “F” feature. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, won the “G” feature.Heat winners were Cranston, Robertson, Snyder, Carney, Ramey, Chapman, Ballenger, Martin, Dover, Wilson, Russell, Gullion, Grossenbacher and Pointer.Race of Champion heat winners were Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., Gullion, Robertson and Martin.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed captain Steven Gerrard will miss the next four to six weeks with a hamstring injury. The England skipper limped out of Saturday’s 4-1 win over West Ham with the problem and Rodgers on Thursday confirmed that the 33-year-old will not play again until the new year. “Steven is, as reported, probably going to be up to about four weeks or so,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s official website. Press Associationcenter_img “So he’ll go through an extensive treatment programme over the next numbers of weeks and hopefully we can get him back that little bit sooner. “But certainly at this stage, it was a four to six-week injury and we’ll see how we look with that.” If Gerrard misses the minimum four weeks then Liverpool will be without his services for clashes against Tottenham, Cardiff, Manchester City, Chelsea, Hull and Stoke, as well as their FA Cup clash against either Oldham or Mansfield. Rodgers did add that Jordan Henderson, who hurt his ankle in a Kevin Nolan challenge last weekend, had been training without problem. last_img read more

first_imgThe launch of the Starliner capsule today could be the last major step toward once again launching humans into space.The Starliner capsule is scheduled to launch into space and dock with the International Space Station over the weekend, mimicking the flight path it will take when it flies its first manned mission next year. Liftoff is slated for 6:36 am ET.last_img

first_imgMount Maunganui: BJ Watling on Sunday became the first New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman to score a double hundred in Test cricket. Watling achieved the feat on the fourth day of the ongoing first Test against England at the Bay Oval. The 34-year-old scored played a brilliant knock of 205 runs. His 473-ball inning was studded with 24 fours and a six. Alongwith left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner — who also scored his highest Test score of 126 — Watling stitched a 261-run partnership for the seventh wicket.Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum earlier held the record for scoring the highest runs by a Black Caps wicketkeeper. McCullum had scored 185 runs against Bangladesh at Hamilton in 2010. Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni holds the record for the highest score by an Indian stumper. Dhoni had scored 224 runs against Australia at Chennai in 2013.The record for the highest score by a wicketkeeper in Test cricket belongs to Andy Flower who had scored 232 not out against India at Nagpur in 2000, followed by Kumar Sangakkara who had played a knock of 230 runs against Pakistan at Lahore in 2003. IANSAlso Read: BJ Watling ton highlight NZ fightback against EnglandAlso Watch: Kokrajhar Reality Public School has organized one day students’ exhibition programmelast_img read more

first_imgBASKETBALL fans and players will have six months of continuous indoor and outdoor action, as the Georgetown Basketball Association (GABA) officially launched its League yesterday at Banks DIH Thirst Park.The tournament will feature 10 teams competing in first, second and Under-23 divisions with game days set for Saturdays and Sundays as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays.According to GABA president Adrian Hooper, “We have started the league outdoors due to the unavailability of the Sports Hall but we are going to finish (the tournament) at the Sports Hall.”He added, “What we would have done to boost the competition is to add second division back to the league. It’s been out for a while so my team, what we have done is we have added back to the competition, to have everybody playing basketball.”Hooper noted that the plan is to have a resurgence of basketball in the capital city with more teams and fans coming out to show support for the sport.Meanwhile Brand Manager of Rainforest Waters, Clive Pellew contended, “Banks DIH is proud to be a part of this event under our Banks Malta, Powerade and Rainforest Waters brands. On behalf of Rainforest Waters, we’ve been in the business for 20 years and opportunities like this we are proud to be associated with.”The tournament will feature the Colts, Ravens, Kobras, Guardians, Pepsi Sonics, Nets, Knights, Trojans, Pacesetters and Eagles.Bounce-off time is 18:00hrs on Sunday at the Burnham hard court.last_img read more

first_imgBENT Street, Leopold Street, Rio All-Stars and Kingston are the remaining teams in the Magnum Tonic Wine Mashramani Cup Futsal Championship, following quarterfinal wins on Saturday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.Former champion, Bent Street, dismantled Sophia 7-2. Sheldon Holder fashioned a hat-trick in the 12th, 14th and 15th minutes while Colin Nelson smashed a double in the 2nd and 26th minutes. Adding goals were Daniel Wilson and Jermaine Beckles in the 20th and 29th minutes respectively.For Sophia, Dwayne Lowe scored in the 14th and 28th minutes. They will now meet underdogs, Kingston, in the final four sections on February 15th. Giant killer, Kingston, continued their impressive showing, disarming Spartacus by a 3-1 score.Fresh off his hat-trick against Sparta Boss, Stephon Reynolds recorded another three-goal blitz with conversions in the 19th, 21st and 24th minutes to seal the win. For the loser, Simeon Moore netted in the 17th minute. On the other hand, Leopold Street will faceoff with Rio All-Stars in the other semi-final fixture.Leopold Street downed fierce rival, Gold is Money 3-1, in their quarterfinal encounter. Omallo Williams, Okeeny Fraser and Eon Alleyne netted in the 14th, 22nd and 25th minutes respectively. For the loser, Andrew Murray was on target in the 17th minute.Rio-All Stars crushed Back Circle 3-0. Second half goals from Job Caesar, Jermaine Junior and Lennox Cort in the 22nd, 27th and 30th minutes sealed the result.In a post-match comment, tournament coordinator, Esan Griffith said, “Once again another exciting night of action was witnessed, with the trend of upset-results continuing. The tournament is now perfectly setup for an exciting conclusion on the 22nd. The quality of the remaining teams cannot be questioned as several high profile and established brands have fallen at the hands of emerging forces which highlights the competitive and unpredictable nature of the tournament.”Winner of the event will pocket $700,000 and the championship trophy, while the second-place side will collect $400,000 and the respective accolade. On the other hand, the third and fourth-place unit will receive $200,000 and $100,000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.last_img read more

first_imgToyota’s three main pillars for Tokyo 2020 centre on:(1) Mobility for All, or allowing all people the freedom to move;(2) Sustainability, centring on the realisation of a hydrogen society (environment/safety); and (3) Transportation support for the Games using the Toyota Production System (TPS).With these three pillars, Toyota has been aiming to provide mobility solutions that go beyond the traditional provision of vehicles.Looking towards Tokyo 2020, Toyota, through mobility solutions that combine TPS with diverse mobility, will support smooth operations for Tokyo 2020 as well as support to transport attendees, including staff and visitors. Also, through its robots, Toyota will support event operations and provide unique experiences, exceeding the general notion of what mobility has meant for the Games while continuing to challenge itself to provide “Mobility for All” by offering various mobility solutions to make Tokyo 2020 a one-of-a-kind event.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgMaggie Befort swears she doesn’t want to forget how the 2009 field hockey season ended. The loss causes the permanent, trademark smile on Befort’s face to dissipate on the spot. The mere mention of the 7-3 loss to Syracuse’s rival Princeton causes Befort’s beaming eyes to immediately wander, wanting to seemingly focus on something detached, isolated in the distance. Something that could never remind Befort of the end of the 2009 season. Even if she vows she never wants to forget it. At the mention of the 2009 season before practice Wednesday, Befort was in search of something. ‘When we lost to Princeton,’ Befort said with a pause, exhaling deeply, ‘We walked away from the fields thinking, ‘Did that really just happen to us?” What happened was one of the worst halves in SU field hockey history. The Syracuse back walked out onto that field against Princeton with a 3-2 halftime lead and only 35 minutes separating her team from a third-round game in the NCAA tournament. The Tigers went on to score five goals in the second half and sent the Orange packing with a 7-3 defeat.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Now as No. 8 Syracuse (5-3) returns home after six straight games on the road, including yet another loss to Princeton, the Orange embarks on the last half of its season with a similar goal in mind to Befort’s. SU doesn’t want to forget about the end to the 2010 season for a completely different reason. Befort hopes it ends with a completely different outcome: Syracuse Orange, 2010 NCAA field hockey national champions. But whatever the memories of this season become, it all starts with what happened this offseason. An offseason that started the second Befort realized the 2009 season, the season she already knows she will never forget, was over. Said Befort: ‘It was really disappointing, and we never wanted to feel that way again.’ *** The feeling that enveloped Befort and the 2009 Syracuse field hockey team was one of a stunted season for a team initially ranked No. 3 in the country. But the immediate feeling of a sudden end to a season instantly became one of needed growth, Befort and teammates said. With the departure of only two part-time starters, the Orange knew it would have almost the entirety of its team back. Eighteen players and 10 starters from a year ago began another year, with another chance to compete for a national championship. The stunted finish to the 2009 season became immediate growth for 2010, the year Befort and her four fellow senior starters — Lindsey Conrad, Kim Coyle, Kristin Girouard and Shelby Schraden — knew they would ultimately be remembered for. ‘We had the attitude, going into the spring season, that we were going to grow,’ Befort said. Seven of the 11 starters from the 2008 team who went to the final four are no longer freshmen and sophomores. Those players turned into juniors and seniors after the loss to the Tigers, making this offseason their last chance to prepare for a national championship together. And the team’s younger players, including sophomore back Iona Holloway, realize the importance of the relationship between the team’s greatest luxury: those seasoned juniors and seniors. Holloway, a native of Glasgow, finally gets it, through the seniors. She gets what the last three years have been about. She gets what this season is about. She gets how tough that second half to Princeton really was. She gets why Befort needs to take a deep breath when recalling the details from that second half. She gets the burden on these seniors. ‘We have so much respect for the seniors in seeing how much work they have done to get where they are. We are really excited to play with them and for them, because after being here for a year, I think I finally understand the whole national championship stuff.’ *** It’s ‘stuff’ that has been the monkey on SU head coach Ange Bradley and the upperclassmen’s collective back since the majority of campus finally took real notice of the Syracuse field hockey program. A national championship has been expected of this group since Oct. 14, 2008: the day the Orange became the No. 1 team in the nation. But since Oct. 14, 2008, no one has expected that national championship more than Bradley, the seniors and the juniors, themselves. With that goal in mind, Nov. 15, 2009, was the lowest point for Bradley in her quest to win a national championship with the five seniors whose rise has paralleled that of the program. That of Bradley. She said after the loss to Princeton, the team didn’t rush right into the offseason. The Orange took some time off to relax and reflect on the season and come into the spring ready for hard work. And once spring practice rolled around, Bradley decided it would be best for her players to partake in a practice they hadn’t in 2009. With it came the incubation for the growth. During the spring of the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Bradley had her players play indoor field hockey in the Women’s Building. The main difference between indoor hockey and outdoor hockey is speed of the game, Bradley said. Last year the coach said she chose to not play indoors, but decided it would be best for her team to play inside again this year. With speed of the game in mind, SU wanted to get faster. Yes, faster, even if Bradley and the 2008 and 2009 editions of her team were already known as, perhaps, the fastest teams in the country. With the incubation of SU’s breakneck speed inside the cramped Women’s Building came the 2010 edition of SU field hockey. An edition Bradley hopes is even faster, even more hectic for opponents to deal with. But skilled, as well. ‘Basically, you play five players with a goalkeeper and you put up boards,’ Bradley said. ‘It’s a lot of repositioning, and you can’t lift the ball, so you got to rely on your skills.’ Alongside the further development of the team’s trademark playing style came other avenues for change, as well. SU played two other off-season scrimmages. One of the games was ordinary, a friendly match against the Delaware alumni. The other: against a men’s team from Washington, D.C. ‘When you play against men, you are playing against higher speed and stronger,’ Bradley said. ‘So you have to think differently.’ *** But, the Orange’s off-season competition wasn’t limited to the bevy of unorthodox spring sessions. The growth infiltrated and overtook the USA Field Hockey National Training Center at Virginia Beach, Va. But it started with Syracuse taking over Pennsylvania. Eight players from the SU squad went on to play as part of one of the teams in the 2010 Women’s National Championship in Virginia Beach, Va. The Pennsylvania squad — that Bradley was an assistant coach for — had the most Orange presence. Befort, Conrad, junior midfielder Nicole Nelson and junior forward Heather Susek were all members of the team. Senior forward Shelby Schraden and sophomore Kelsey Millman played for the Pennsylvania Junior team that won gold. SU assistant coaches Lynn Farquhar and Guy Cathro were coaches on the team. In terms of medals, SU was the most decorated team at the event, and SU sophomore goalie Leann Stiver — who was a member of the North senior team — said it was a great chance to get to know her Syracuse competition. ‘Each of us took little things from different teams,’ Stiver said. ‘Like ‘Oh, I know how we are going to beat them next year.’ I found out how they operate.’ In addition to the eight players participating in the Women’s National Championship, three players honed their skills abroad. Sophomore back Amy Kee and Holloway played on a club team in Germany together, while junior forward Martina Loncarica played in her native Argentina. Some of the team was together. Some of the team was separate. But after the ripening of the team’s playing style in the spring came lessons learned for 2010. Alien situations for the players abroad, but situations they are hoping will get this team over the hump, the burden. The ‘national championship stuff.’ ‘We were having to follow these massive German girls all over the field,’ Holloway said ‘Wherever they went, we would just follow them, which is not like having played here.’ *** Loncarica — the native of Buenos Aires, the spark plug to the SU offense for the past two years, the ball-hawking presence on most Syracuse attacks — followed Holloway and Kee all the way to Amsterdam. From Argentina to Amsterdam came Loncarica and the in-person talk. While walking the streets of Amsterdam, the teammates reflected, pondered and forecasted. Then they sat down. And that talk, the talk that had dominated Facebook via pictures from Germany and Virginia Beach all summer, was discussed. ‘I can just remember having these conversations about what we were going to do to win the national championships,’ Holloway said. The burden, and all the team had done to alleviate that burden, was looked into. Commiserating in Amsterdam, the hopes and dreams that started after a loss to Princeton were still days and miles away, in the distance. But they were brought to the surface. And the trio pinpointed the burden and what it will take to alleviate it. They were not in search of anything. They discussed the something. With nine regular season games remaining, it remains to be seen if that monkey will no longer linger every time SU takes the AstroTurf to practice at J.S. Coyne Field. It remains to be seen if the something, the something Befort was scanning the distance for Wednesday behind Coyne Field, will become a national championship. Said Holloway: ‘We were all getting goose bumps from just talking about it. It’s those certain moments when you’re with you’re best friends from the team and just thinking, ‘We can actually do this.” rwmarfur@syr.edu Published on September 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more