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first_img27 Tralee Drive Banora PointIT has been 20 years since homeowner Jen Fitzpatrick and her family travelled from Broken Hill to Banora Point to build a house that was big on space. The family bought the block of land in 1997 at 27 Tralee Drive and within five months their spacious vision was built. 27 Tralee Drive Banora Point 2 May 2017Large, curved picture windows create a wall of views over the golf course and an entertainment deck with an arched pergola that captures stunning Coolangatta sunsets. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“My parents lived in Banora Point and we used to holiday with them, which is how we found this block,” she said.“Our home in Broken Hill was quite square-shaped and we really wanted to design a house with shape and open spaces. 27 Tralee Drive Banora Point 2 May 2017“We took a lot of inspiration from looking at different houses, but we came up with something that had an angled wall in each room, we didn’t want anything too straight or boring.” Mrs Fitzpatrick said the contemporary-style home comes with a man cave and large entertainment deck. “We basically lived out on the deck in summer,” the mother-of-two said. “After dinner we would slip into the spa, it is incredibly peaceful.” The Banora Point home welcomes guests through its double doors to a grand foyer and flows into a family room and informal living rooms. center_img 27 Tralee Drive Banora Point 2 May 2017The elevated house has separate living areas which Mrs Fitzpatrick describes as ideal for teenagers. The master bedroom includes a spa bath and sliding doors, which open out to a huge rear deck and captures views over picturesque Coolangatta and surrounds.last_img read more

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first_imgThe house was architecturally-designed, and the current owners bought it after watching it get built.The current owners Ian and Sissy Bishop, who watched the house being built, bought the property for $1.7 million in 2009, according to property records.In a video promoting the property, Mr Bishop said the property sat on 75 acres, offered privacy and noted that there was no public access between the house and the beach.“You can’t buy that,” he said. MORE: THE HOUSES WHERE KIDS RULE Well you can, for the right price. The property is on the market by negotiation, but we are told an offer around $6 million would “entice the owners to sell”. And another one.“This delightful hideaway has 400 metres of secluded and absolute beachfront,” the realestate.com.au listing says. “The sea is picture postcard perfect — and the clear water reflects all shades of turquoise depending on the time of day.” The property is also eco-friendly and self-sufficient, with power supplied from solar panels and a generator, and rainwater tanks, two bores and a private well.Grey and waste water is automatically pumped from its own eco-septic system on to the vegetable garden. The property is about 45 minutes from Airlie Beach Image: Tourism WhitsundaysThe house, which is selling fully furnished, also comes with a stainless steel lift and security systems.The two bedroom manager/caretaker’s house is also totally self-contained. “Heaven’s Gate is just that — the entrance to heaven (on earth, at least)!” the listing says.Turtles nest on the beach, a dugongs and whales are often seen in the bay. Turning to the house itself, the first wing is home to a luxurious owners retreat with a spacious ensuite, fully equipped office and den. In the other wing there are two master bedrooms with ensuites. All of the living areas and bedrooms open on to verandas that run the length of the residence, and overlook the Coral Sea.The kitchen is state-of-the-art and has a commercial ice maker and six refrigerators/freezers. The property is located in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands regionA PRIVATE oasis in the Whitsundays is being marketed as “the best beach house in Australia”, and it is easy to see why.Called Heaven’s Gate, the sprawling modern mansion sits on over 30 hectares of land (including its own mountain) that meets the sandy shores at Hideaway Bay in the Great Barrier Reef. An aerial view of Heaven’s Gate What a view!Located at Sinclair Bay, the architecturally-designed two storey, two wing main residence and managers house is packed full of special features, and comes with a long list of impressive inclusions.Let’s start with the inclusions.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThere are two spas, a tennis court, a gym, a helipad and a hangar/workshop, a boat slipway, two dirt bikes, quadbikes, a security vault, a wine cellar, cinema and heated wet edge resort-style pool. MORE: THE QLD PROPERTIES HOTTER THAN THE HEATWAVE Mr Bishop said to be the best beach house, it had to have privacy — “you can’t be seen, you can’t be heard”.The property is listed with Real Estate of Distinction agent Peter Stone.“We have had a lot of interest … mostly from Sydney, Melbourne and overseas,” he said.“I think it would suit a celebrity or someone who needs a place they can escape to, fly in to Proserpine and then chopper in to the property.“It is a beautiful place and could earn the new owners a substantial income when they are not there. “It has been a wedding venue, a B&B, long term guest accommodation. “In terms of properties in the Whitsundays, it is 10 out of 10, very special, and you can just jump in a boat and pop out to Hayman Island or Hamilton Island for lunch.” All living areas and bedrooms lead out on to verandas overlooking the Coral SeaIn terms of security, the property sits within a 1400 sqm walled compound which has direct access to the 10 vehicle security garage and additional staff or guest parking — perfect for a shutter-shy celebrity and their bodyguard team. MORE: THE CELLARS THAT RIVAL A TOP WINERYlast_img read more

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first_imgQinterra Group’s North Sea well intervention specialist Altus Intervention and its international technology arm, Qinterra Technologies have united to form one global force in well services.With headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, the combined group will be known as ‘Altus Intervention’, bringing together over 1,000 staff across four global regions: UK and West Africa, Norway and Denmark, the Americas and Middle East, and Asia Pacific.Following EQT’s acquisition in 2014, the two companies Altus Intervention and Qinterra Technologies were created. The united business will now operate as one brand to offer well intervention technologies, tools and services to the global oil and gas industry.Group chief executive, Åge Landro, who joined in February 2016, will continue to lead the company as it pursues a strategy to make intervention smarter.He said: “This is a milestone in the evolution of Altus Intervention. With a strong heritage, unrivalled expertise and cutting edge technology, we are well placed to support oil companies as we shape the future of well intervention. The energy landscape is constantly evolving and we are focused on bringing forward smarter ways of working to increase efficiencies and drive down costs.“Combining our capacity and experience in well intervention will allow us to take bold steps towards adding to and developing our products and capabilities to support the oil and gas industry, worldwide.”With established innovation centres in Stavanger and Houston, the group has invested over £50 million in new technology over the past three years. So far, this year the group has seen a growth in technology activity of more than 50% and a number of high profile contracts secured with operators. This includes well intervention projects with Maersk in Denmark and the UK, Shell in the UK and US, Statoil in Norway and Petronas in Malaysia. This has increased the company’s contract backlog by 40% in the last 12 months.Landro added: “The industry is much more receptive to new innovations and techniques. Building on our strong engineering capabilities, technical expertise and unrivalled industry exposure. We will now have a leaner, stronger and broader business across a wide range of markets, allowing us to create a global leader in well intervention. Bringing both brands together will help us meet our targets in all four regions.”last_img read more

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first_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships What you need to know about being friends with benefits. by: – April 15, 2011 Share Friends with benefits has a whole different set of rules than a regular relationship.To some, it may not seem like a big deal, but when not handled correctly, the situation can get quite complicated.Every situation is different, but knowing certain truths can help you avoid one that is completely messy and drama-filled. You May Not Be the Only OneWhen two people are friends with benefits, they may assume that they’re the only person the other is sleeping with – this can be far from the truth. The other person may have the same type of relationship with several other people or may be intimate with others in some type of way. If you want to know, you have a right to ask for health reasons.It Might Turn Into Something MoreSome go into a friends with benefits relationship thinking that it’s simply going to stay that way. Most try to avoid developing any type of feelings, but it happens more often than not by one or both individuals. Before entering into this type of relationship, think about what you would do if your partner would develop feelings for you or vice versa. It can help prepare you for what you would say should this situation come up.It Might Not Turn Into Anything at AllThe other possibility is that the relationship may not turn into anything at all. Some get involved in this type of relationship with someone they already have feelings for thinking that sex is going to escalate things to a relationship level – chances are it won’t. Never enter into a friends with benefits relationship thinking that something will develop out of it or that it will be anything more than sex.Both of You Have Very Few RightsBoth individuals in a friends with benefits relationship have very little rights and seem to sometimes forget that. Some of the rights you do have include demanding the use of protection, knowing whether the other is sleeping with anyone else and that there needs to be a level of respect. Some forget that they have no right to get jealous or mad regarding relationships with other people. A friend with benefits is not a boyfriend or a girlfriend role and it’s important to keep that in mind.Once You Go There, You Can’t Go BackOnce you become friends with benefits, there’s no going back to what you once were. The longer you engage in this type of relationship, the more difficult it’s going to be to remain friends after it’s over. Be prepared for that before you even start anything – you need to be okay with the idea of possibly not having the person in your life anymore should the relationship end.A friends with benefits relationship is possible depending on the individuals, but both people need to be on the same page before anything starts. There needs to be a discussion and rules in place to avoid confusion and hurt feelings. Above all else, both need to make sure this type of relationship is something they can handle and are willing to get involved in – once it starts, you can’t take it back.By Lauren R.Yahoo Shine 46 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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first_img(REUTERS)-The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set up a disciplinary commission for United States swimmer Ryan Lochte and his three team mates after they were found to have lied about an armed robbery during the Rio Olympics, an IOC official told Reuters yesterday.The commission will investigate the affair and could sanction the athletes if they considered their behaviour violated the Olympic charter in some way.The 32-year-old Lochte, one of America’s most decorated swimmers, had originally said that he, Jimmy Feigen and two other team mates, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, were stopped in a taxi on the way back from a party by gunmen posing as police who stole $400 from them.The story turned out not to be true and Lochte apologised earlier yesterday.The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) denied a CNN report that Lochte would be suspended by USA Swimming and USOC for allegedly lying about being held up at gunpoint on their way back to the athletes’ village following a night out in Rio.“It’s absolutely not true,” USOC spokesman Mark Jones said of the report, which was based on unnamed sources.last_img read more

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first_img(REUTERS) – The International Olympic Committee, United States Olympic Committee and NBC Universal have joined forces to bring year-round Games to the United States.The new partnership complements the Olympic Channel that was launched as a worldwide digital platform following the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.During the second half of 2017 the partnership will start a U.S. television network under the ‘Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA’ brand that will offer fans year-round programming with an emphasis on American athletes and teams.“The launch … marks an exciting opportunity to promote and celebrate Olympic and Paralympic sport,” said Scott Blackmun, USOC CEO said in a statement yesterday.“Launching in conjunction with the inaugural Team USA Winter Champions Series broadcast is a great way to serve the fastest-growing fan base in American sports.”An earlier effort by the USOC to create a network was undone following objections from the IOC.The USOC had originally wanted to launch its project in 2010 with Comcast Corp agreeing to carry the channel in its cable lineup.The move, though, sparked the ire of the IOC which said it had not been consulted.last_img read more

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Virat Kohli had not scored a century in ODIs since the Ranchi ODI against Australia in March 2019. In the World Cup, he had scored five consecutive fifties and uncharacteristically, did not convert any of those scores into hundreds. Five months later, at the Queens Park Oval, King Kohli broke the century rut in grand style by smashing records during his 42nd century. Aided by Shreyas Iyer and a sensational spell of 4/31 from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India held their nerve in a game reduced to 46 overs due to rain as they registered a 59-run win via the DLS method in the second ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at Port of Spain on Sunday.Kohli’s knock once again reiterated that in the ODI game, there is none better than him while Iyer’s knock at No.5 will give the team management plenty of positivity as they aim to sort out their middle order woes. India chose to bat but they suffered an early jolt when Sheldon Cottrell trapped Shikhar Dhawan LBW for 2 in the first over. With just one second left to go, Windies skipper Jason Holder opted for the review and replays showed that Dhawan did not edge the ball and he was a goner. In stepped Kohli and he got going with two fours off Kemar Roach to signal his intent. The Indian skipper would hrun out Rohit Sharma but the fielder missed. Kohli found the boundaries at will while Rohit struggled for fluency. The partnership went past fifty and Kohli broke some records as he became the leading run-getter in ODIs against the West Indies, breaking the 26-year-old record set by Javed Miandad of Pakistan. Rohit fell for 18 to Roston Chase as he miscued the inside-out lofted shot and the situation was ideal for Rishabh Pant to cement his credentials in the middle order. After starting well, Pant was bogged down by the accuracy of Chase and in the process, played an ugly hoick across the line to Carlos Brathwaite to fall for a scratchy 20.While Pant missed his opportunity, Iyer pounced on it and showed his mettle. The Mumbai right-hander smashed two fours off Roach as Kohli smoothly made his way to 100. Kohli neared his century by lofting Holder over long off for the first six of the game and his century drought finally ended when he pushed a full ball to long on. Kohli went past Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 11363 runs to become the eighth-highest overall run-getter in ODIs while Iyer smashed his fifty. Kohli also became the first individual to hit 200 fours against the West Indies and also 2000 runs in ODIs. Iyer reached his fifty in style and Kohli raised his gear by blasting three fours in one over bowled by Oshane Thomas. However, West Indies fought back in the death overs when Kohli miscued Carlos Brathwaite to be caught at long off. After a 15-minute rain delay, Iyer looked good to get India near 300. However, after hitting Roach for a six, Iyer shuffled a bit too across to the off side to be dismissed by Holder for 71. The quick wickets of Iyer and Kohli dented India in the death overs and they managed 279/7.In response, Queen’s Park Oval had a moment to celebrate when Chris Gayle became the leading run-getter for West Indies overall in ODIs by breaking the Prince of Trinidad, Brian Lara’s 12-year record. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar cut the celebrations short when he trapped Gayle in front for 11 and even the review did not save him. Khaleel Ahmed got the wicket of Shai Hope dragging on for 5 but Evin Lewis, plagued by an ankle injury and cramps in the heat, fought on. After a 39-minute rain delay, the West Indies had a revised target of 270 in 46 overs.Following the break, Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer regularly found the boundary but Kuldeep Yadav broke the dangerous stand when Hetmyer mistimed a pull shot to be caught at short cover by Kohli. Nicholas Pooran got going with a couple of clean hits off the spinners while Lewis notched up his sixth fifty. With Pooran and Lewis batting confidently, West Indies managed to sneak above the DLS par score and for some time, they were in the hunt to pull off a superb win. However, Kuldeep took his second wicket when Lewis fell for 65 but Pooran still hung in and until he was at the crease, West Indies had a faint glimmer of hope.However, the 35th over of the innings proved to be the game changer. Bhuvneshwar Kumar first sent back Pooran for 45 as the batsman miscued the pull shot to be caught at midwicket and in the same over accounted for Roston Chase. The floodgates opened and Ravindra Jadeja, introduced in the 28th over of the West Indies chase, sent back Carlos Brathwaite for 0. Whrn Bhuvneshwar cleaned up Roach for 0, West Indies had lost four wickets for four runs and that proved to be the killer blow in their chase. Mohammed Shami picked up the last two wickets as India completed a professional win but at the Queen’s Park Oval, the cricketing world witnessed the return of King Kohli doing what he does best -scoring hundreds just for fun.center_img Virat Kohli scored his 42nd century and eighth against West Indies.Virat Kohli went past Sourav Ganguly’s tally of runs.Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued his good form at the Queen’s Park Oval.last_img read more

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first_imgIn the second innings, Rwanda responded well with the ball forcing the Nigeria opening pair to a run out in the second over. Nigeria struggled to keep a decent partnership as well with wickets falling every other over creating tension all around.Fyneface Fate came on a rescue mission for Nigeria and two successive boundaries and some power hitting turned the tide in favor of NigeriaNigeria eventually chased down the required total scoring 66 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 19.1 over. Nigeria won by 4 wicketsIn the second match of the series, Rwanda won the toss and elected to bat first. There were some considerable improvements from the first game with a working partnership in the first 10 overs losing just 2 wickets. A more aggressive approach saw them reach a total of 85 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.In the second innings, Nigeria lost a wicket in the first over same way, same player to set an early panic into the camp. The partnership of Blessing Etim and Desmond Mary gradually steady the ship for a while until Rwanda got 3 wickets in quick succession to leave the game on a balance. Samantha Agazuma and Fyneface Fate took Nigeria across the finish line with some brilliant bating display to record a total of 86 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 18.3 overs.In his opening remark at the event, President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Professor Yahaya Adam Ukwenya, said that the friendly tie would do a lot in helping each of the sides to grow the game and strengthen the tie between the two cricket nationsThe Bilateral Series match-day two resumes today after both team observed rest day on Sunday. Match 3 is set for 9:00am while Match 4 has been slated for 1:00pm in the afternoon. The series would be concluded with two additional matches tomorrow.The day-one activities also witnessed a coaching clinic for five schools that were invited to the games. The coaching clinic was anchored by the National Development Manager, Joseph Onoja (Northern Region) and supported by the national male team coach, Uthe Ogbimi, the Regional Development Officer (North Central), Peter Yakubu and other volunteers.Schools that took part in the coaching clinic include: Lugbe International Academy, Royal Step Academy, Regina Pascis College, Christ Academy International School and  Louisville Girl Secondary School.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The first leg of the bilateral international cricket series between Nigeria and Rwanda got off to a glorious start last Saturday at the newly constructed turf pitch in Abuja.At game one, Nigeria won the toss and elected to field first sending in Rwanda to bat. Rwanda struggled in the early overs to some decent bowling partnership between Blessing Etim and Samson Rachael. Rwanda could not put up a respectable partnership and eventually crumbled to 65 runs all out in 17.3 overs.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 19, 2012 at 1:48 am Game was played Nov. 5, 2011The Syracuse defense intercepted quarterback Johnny McEntee twice and recovered three fumbles in the first half against Connecticut.But the Orange was unable to capitalize, failing to score off any of UConn’s five turnovers through the first 30 minutes.When it was all said and done, Syracuse’s inability to score points off turnovers cost it in a 28-21 loss to the Huskies in front of 38,769 at Rentschler Field in 2011. The Orange lost its second straight game, falling to 5-4 on the season and 1-3 in Big East play. Meanwhile, Connecticut improved to 4-5 and 2-2 in the conference. Both teams would end up finishing the season at 5-7, one win shy of an elusive bowl berth. For Syracuse, the UConn game and its season — dropping its last five games after starting 5-2 — were full of lost opportunities.“I think it’s just when you think about, the defense got a turnover, we need to score now, instead of just focusing on that first play and then the second play,” SU wide receiver Alec Lemon said after the game. “And then that first first down and turning that into a good drive.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut UConn wasn’t the only team making the mistakes, as the Orange offense turned the ball over three times.“You’ve got to make plays; we weren’t able to make plays,” Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said after the game. “We wound up turning the ball over, too.”After the Huskies took an early 7-0 lead in the first half, Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib and running back Antwon Bailey botched a handoff on the Orange’s second play of its first drive. The ball bounced off Bailey in the backfield and eventually ended up in the arms of UConn linebacker Jory Johnson.“It was … the handoff was … it just didn’t happen,” said Bailey, who was held to just 50 yards on 16 carries.The Syracuse defense was there to bail out the mistake-prone offense throughout the game. McEntee threw his first interception of the day to safety Phillip Thomas. But once Syracuse got the ball back, the offense didn’t make much progress.Defensive end Chandler Jones jarred the ball loose from UConn running back Lyle McCummings early in the second quarter. But when the offense got back on the field, Nassib missed a throw on third-and-5 that would have kept the possession alive.The quarterback finished the first half 7-of-17 with a touchdown and an interception. All that against Connecticut’s 106th-ranked pass defense.“He came out, the balls were sailing on him, he had a couple guys open and just missed them,” SU offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said.In Syracuse’s five first-half possessions following a Connecticut turnover, the Orange only managed 62 yards on 21 plays.The offense came alive in the second half, scoring touchdowns on its first two possessions. But the Connecticut offense matched Syracuse score for score. In the fourth quarter, the Huskies did what the Orange couldn’t throughout the game: the team capitalized on a turnover.With the game tied at 21 in the final quarter, Nassib made a throw to the right sideline intended for Lemon. The ball instead found Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore. And the Connecticut offense eventually turned the interception into the game-winning score.“Any time the defense does a great job like that, you got to capitalize on the turnovers,” Hackett said. “We didn’t today. We didn’t capitalize at all.”—Compiled by Jon Harris, asst. sports editor, jdharr04@syr.edu Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgStudents from St. Margaret’s Episcopal School kayak with the QuikSilver-funded USC QuikSCience Program near the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Science on Catalina Island. The program frequently takes middle and high school students on trips such as this.Dieuwertje Kast | Summer Trojanlast_img

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