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  • It’s not the usual hamptons-style home you’d find on the Gold Coast – it has a modern twist

    first_img55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.WHEN Niki and Luis Aguado bought their property at Broadbeach Waters in January 2016, it was either to knock it down or put it through a massive renovation. They decided on the knock down with the only part of the original property they retained the swimming pool — which also got a renovation. The couple then set about creating a five-bedroom home with Hamptons’ influences.“It is a bit of a modern Hamptons, it is not a real traditional Hamptons, we took a lot of aspects from Hamptons and just modernised it a bit,’’ Mrs Aguado said. Mrs Aguado said the block was so good they weren’t constrained in what they wanted to build on the site. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.center_img 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.There is also a window splashback in the kitchen.This area flows through to an open plan living and dining room, which then leads through to an outdoor dining area.This covered space has a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, which overlooks the renovated 8m by 3.5m infinity pool and sunken spa.Beyond that is a pontoon and a boat ramp, and a 17m sandy beach-frontage, flanked by tropical palms. Back inside the house, the other upstairs bedrooms have ensuites while downstairs, the fourth and fifth bedrooms share a bathroom. There is keyless entry to the home, ducted airconditioning and security cameras as well as remote security gates. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.Her favourite part of the home is the main living area which leads out to a large alfresco area.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“(This) goes down to a grassed area as well, so it is just good for hanging out during the day and also a good entertaining area,’’ she said. Mrs Aguado said the home also had three lounge areas.“The main lounge and living room, media or formal lounge and then upstairs parents’ or children’s retreat lounge.“I think it is a perfect family home, we have built it so that you can have the family upstairs and guest rooms downstairs.’’In the main bedroom is a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a dual shower, rain shower and freestanding bathtub.The house sits on a 719sq m block and has Gold Coast skyline views.Inside the main foyer of the five-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home are 5.5 metre high ceilings.There are multiple living areas throughout the home while the spacious kitchen has waterfall edge stone benches, dual ovens, integrated appliances and a large butler’s pantry. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.last_img read more

  • Tanker Fire Takes Lives of Two Seafarers off South Korea

    first_imgTwo seafarers lost their lives while another one was injured in a fire aboard an oil tanker off the southern coast of South Korea.The ill-fated seafarers, aged 68 and 79, were found deceased in the ship’s pilothouse, while the tanker’s chief engineer suffered burns and was transported to a hospital for treatment.The fire broke out on the unnamed 494-ton ship in the early morning hours of March 20, Yonhap New Agency cited local authorities.At the time of the incident, the vessel was some 5 kilometers off Odong Island, South Jeolla Province.Loaded with 10,000 tons of bunker fuel, C oil and heavy oil, the vessel was crewed by six sailors, four of whom managed to escape the ship shortly after the fire started.The fire did not spread aboard the ship and was contained within hours.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

  • Essar’s Hazira Port Ferry Terminal Ready for Operations

    first_imgEssar Bulk Terminal Ltd (EBTL), a part of Essar Ports, has completed works on a new passenger ferry terminal that will connect the Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai.Starting November 15, SSR Marine Services Pvt. Ltd will operate the Cruise Mumbai Maiden, a passenger ferry vessel with a capacity of 200 passengers, between Surat and Mumbai.The Hazira-based terminal will also lead to ferry services being offered on other routes in the future, the company said.EBTL operates a 50 MTPA dry bulk cargo terminal at the same port.The company took charge of designing and constructing the facility, which includes both marine structures, like landing platform, passenger walkway and floating pontoon, as well as shore-based facilities.“I congratulate my team for building the passenger terminal in just eight months after receiving GMB’s permission to initiate this project. It was a challenging task that tested our technical expertise and project execution capabilities,” Capt. Subhas Das, CEO-EBTL, said.last_img read more

  • Tracking Three Tropical Waves in the Tropics

    first_imgMIAMI — The WPTV First Alert Weather Team is monitoring three areas of interest in the tropics on Wednesday.A tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, along with gusty winds.The National Hurricane Center is giving this wave a 40% chance of development over two days, and an 80% chance of development over five days.According to WPTV First Alert Meteorologist James Wieland, the forecast models take this into the Gulf of Mexico without impacting our weather.WAVE IN ATLANTIC OCEANA wave located roughly 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands is forecast to develop into a tropical depression on Wednesday or Thursday.Wieland said most models bring this system toward South Florida by next Monday, however, the strength of the system is unknown at this time.WAVE OFF AFRICAA large area of showers and thunderstorms, located over Guinea and Sierra-Leone, Africa, has been given a 20% chance of development over the next five days.According to the NHC, environmental conditions are expected to be marginally conducive for some development of this system while the wave enters the extreme eastern Atlantic on Friday.By early next week, however, conditions are forecast to become less favorable for tropical cyclone formation.last_img read more

  • 20 players shortlisted for ECB U-15 preparation

    first_imgWITH the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-County Under-15 tournament approaching, the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) has shortlisted a squad of 20 players to commence preparation.The players undergo encampment at the Essequibo Cricket Board Hostel at Anna Regina this weekend (yesterday to tomorrow) and will continue the following weekend before selecting the final 14The players were selected from the eight area committees and will be under the guidance of coach Forbes Daniels and manager Vickram Ramnarine.Those shortlisted are: Ronaldo Scouten, Ryan Atkins, Mahendra Basdeo, Davindra Ramdahin, Ramesh Ramnarine, Ricky Persaud, Jarad Allicock, Shaheen Haniff, Kevin George, Raynard Ramroop, Adaish Ramdial, Steven Corbin, Anthony Deonarine, Dwayne Fredericks, Terrence Softliegh, Irfan Bradshaw, Avick Ramdial, Jonathan Lynch, Gladwyn J Twan and Komal Shaw.Meanwhile, Ramnarine said that preparation is being hampered somewhat by the inclement weather so they will be looking closely at the players in the camp in order to arrive at the best possible squad.Ramnarine added the Essequibo U-15s will be looking to follow in the footsteps of their senior team who have won the GCB Jaguars three-day Franchise league and are leaders in the 50 overs format at play-off stage.last_img read more

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    first_imgDjokovic says most players he has talked to were “quite negative” about going to New York.TENNIS-OLYMPIC QUALIFYINGRankings after next year’s French Open will determine Olympic qualifyingLONDON (AP) — The tennis rankings that come out after the 2021 French Open ends will be used to determine who qualifies for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.The International Tennis Federation says its eligibility rules will be the same as originally set up for Tokyo, with requirements related to minimum participation in Fed Cup or Davis Cup — and an appeals process for players who do not meet those standards. The hall is making both masks and disposable gloves available. It also will hand out a stylus to anyone wanting one for the interactive displays.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCARLimited number of fans will attend NASCAR eventsDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will allow a limited number of fans to return to races later this month amid the pandemic.The plan for Homestead-Miami Speedway this Sunday is to allow up to 1,000 South Florida service members to attend the Cup Series race. Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama will allow up to 5,000 guests in the frontstretch grandstands for the June 21 race. June 9, 2020 His attorney would only say there was a “contractual dispute.” Associated Press The Kings say Carter had surgery last week. The veteran Stanley Cup winner is expected to be fully healthy for next season.Carter was injured in a game at Winnipeg on Feb. 18, and he missed the final 10 games of the Kings’ season.Los Angeles is among the seven teams that won’t be returning to action when the NHL resumes competition this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.Elsewhere in the NHL:— Buffalo Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut is forgoing a chance to continue his NHL career by signing a two-year contract with Russia’s Chelyabinsk Traktor. The signing was announced by the Kontinental Hockey League team Tuesday, and comes after Pilut had difficulty establishing a regular role over the past two years in Buffalo. FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMEFootball Hall of Fame reopeningCANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday after nearly a three-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The hall closed on March 16, but permission has been granted by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for museums, science centers and zoos to open.There will be several health and safety guidelines in place for visitors and workers at the Canton shrine. All employees must wear face coverings and visitors are encouraged to do so as well. Alabama and Ohio State are also assessing options.FRENCH SOCCER-COURTFrench court upholds suspension of seasonPARIS (AP) — France’s highest administrative court has upheld the decision to cancel the rest of the domestic soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Two clubs that had been demoted to the league’s second division had gone to court, along with a seventh-place club, to try to force the league to play the remaining ten games of the aborted season. The event in France had already been postponed from July to Aug. 6-9.Organizers say they cannot overcome “uncertainty concerning the opening of borders” with Asia and the United States.Tournament chairman Franck Riboud says the cancellation is “unavoidable in view of the situation with regards to U.S. travel to continental Europe.”The Women’s British Open is still set for Aug. 20-23 in Troon, Scotland.The three majors played in the United States have been rescheduled for later in the year.center_img The court did suspend the demotion of those teams.The season was canceled with Paris Saint-Germain declared champion.NHL-KINGS-CARTER SURGERYLA Kings’ Jeff Carter has surgery on core muscle injuryLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter has undergone surgery to repair a core muscle injury. GOLF-GARY PLAYER-LEGAL DISPUTEGolfer Gary Player gets $5 million in legal dispute with sonWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player will get $5 million and the rights to his name and likeness back after a legal settlement with a company operated by one of his sons.According to court documents filed Friday in Florida, the 84-year-old golfer and the South Carolina-based Gary Player Group reached a settlement last month as the dispute was being arbitrated. The group is operated by Marc Player, one of the golfer’s six children.Gary Player designs golf courses and sells golf equipment, sportswear and wine under “The Black Knight,” his nickname. Update on the latest in sports: NASCAR says all fans will be screened before entering, required to wear face coverings, mandated to stay six feet apart from each other and will not have access to the infield.TENNIS-US OPEN-DJOKOVICDjokovic may skip US OpenBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is thinking of skipping the U.S. Open — if it is played — and instead returning to competition on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open.Djokovic tells Serbia’s state broadcaster RTS that the restrictions that would be in place for the Grand Slam tournament in New York because of the coronavirus pandemic would be “extreme” and not “sustainable.” He says that “as things stand,” he would skip the U.S. Open and return to action in September on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open. GOLF-COLONIAL-FLOYD TRIBUTEPGA Tour to hold minute of silence at 8:46 to honor FloydFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour is leaving the 8:46 a.m. tee time vacant this week at Colonial. It’s part of a tribute to George Floyd and to support efforts to end racial and social injustice.Authorities say 8 minutes, 46 seconds is how long Floyd was pinned to the ground under a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee before the handcuffed black man died.Commissioner Jay Monahan says the tour will have a moment of silence and reflection at 8:46 a.m. in each of the four rounds at the Charles Schwab Challenge. The moment of silence will start with three short blasts of the horn. The cutoff for ATP and WTA rankings points for the 2020 Games originally had been Monday. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympics were pushed back a year to July 2021.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TICKETINGAthletic administrators will have to decide who gets ticketsUNDATED (AP) — Athletic administrators at schools with high ticket demand are making plans to determine who gets a seat if college football stadium capacities are reduced because of concerns about coronavirus.Nebraska has sold out every home game since 1962 and the season ticket renewal rate was 93% for this fall.  Officials say priority plans being considered take into account how much money the ticket holder donates and how long he or she has held tickets. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIPMajor women’s tournament canceledPARIS (AP) — The Evian Championship women’s major golf tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.last_img read more

  • Scandal shocks many faculty members, raises concerns about university

    first_imgTo Robert Thompson, the weather in Syracuse over the past couple of days is appropriate given the situation hanging over the university. ‘The clouds are practically on the ground. I haven’t seen the sun for 48 hours. It’s almost like our meteorology reflects kind of the mood. Not only has this story descended upon the campus, it’s like it’s being reflected by the very weather itself,’ said Thompson, the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. Former associate head men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday following the release of a 2002 taped phone conversation between Fine’s wife and Bobby Davis, one of three people accusing Fine of sexual abuse. The allegations against Fine surfaced Nov. 17 and have grabbed national headlines ever since. Many faculty members were shocked to learn of the firing and were disturbed by the scandal. Some didn’t want to be interviewed by The Daily Orange because the situation is so close to home. ‘Syracuse only gets in the national headlines for two things: The fact that it snows here all the time and its basketball team,’ Thompson said. ‘And usually we expect that latter one to be for good reasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘You never want a story like this to be told about your university, whether you’re an alum or whether you’re a student or whether you’re a faculty,’ he continued. The story from ESPN is being told in strange steps, Thompson said. ESPN first broke allegations about Fine on Nov. 17 and released the phone conversation Sunday, but ESPN has had the tape since 2002. Thompson said he thought ESPN would’ve taken the allegations and the phone conversation to Boeheim and asked what he knew. They waited to release the phone conversation, something Thompson considers one of the mysteries in the case. After the allegations became public Nov. 17, Boeheim issued a statement giving Fine his full support. After the phone conversation became public, Boeheim said he thought the university took the ‘appropriate step’ in firing Fine. David Bennett, a history professor, said he believes the university had to fire Fine, but he doesn’t expect Boeheim to be fired given what is known right now. ‘There’s no reason to believe that coach Boeheim knew what was going on,’ Bennett said. ‘People often times don’t know what goes in the lives of people who are very close friends, as we all know.’ Bennett was involved in a 1990 investigation into alleged recruiting violations against the basketball program. Bennett said forums were held for people to raise any questions they had, and no concerns were raised concerning sexual abuse. ‘We interviewed large numbers of people, many of whom had some things to say about the basketball program, and there was not a word spoken about anything that was remotely connected to the pieces of evidence in the last two days,’ said Bennett, chairman of the Athletic Policy Board and the NCAA Faculty Representative from 1975 to 1995. Bennett said that although the scandal may not be the biggest event to hit the university, it is a national story that will affect people’s view of the university. Douglas Biklen, dean of the School of Education, said he isn’t worried about the ‘taint of this situation over the university.’ ‘I actually think that it’s very, very good that these sorts of cases get talked about a lot because it makes people very aware,’ he said. Biklen said stories like this that get national attention make it clear to people that they should call the authorities if they observe sexual abuse. ‘I think, for any of us, if we have information and we know it and we don’t deal with it, we’re responsible,’ he said. ‘We need to be held responsible, whoever we are — faculty, basketball coach, dean.’ jdharr04@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on November 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jon: jdharr04@syr.edulast_img read more

  • Parents in admissions case may be grouped for trial

    first_imgThe Operation Varsity Blues parents who have chosen to contest charges await trial before Nathaniel Gorton, a federal judge who has imposed one sentence in the case to date. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia) Gorton has not yet determined how the defendants would be grouped, USA Today reported. Upon questioning from the defense, Kelley said husbands and wives in the trial would likely be grouped together but did not comment further. The number of parents who will stand trial may decrease if more guilty pleas are entered. The records included an email exchange suggesting that Loughlin and Giannulli rejected legitimate offers of application assistance from a University official before opting to collaborate with Singer to falsify athletic recruitment profiles for their daughters and gain them admission to the University — evidence that may weaken the couple’s argument that they believed the $500,000 they paid for the fraudulent admissions were donations, not bribes. Dates have not yet been set for the trials of parents fighting the charges. The next status conference is scheduled for Feb. 27 before Gorton. In a motion filed last month, Loughlin and Giannulli’s defense claimed the federal government was withholding evidence that scheme organizer William “Rick” Singer had told them the money they paid to secure their daughters’ admission would go toward a worthy cause. The government denied the allegations and filed a joint status report Jan. 10 accusing 34 parents of withholding materials that could be used to prosecute the charges; it then released 480 pages of academic and financial records, emails and phone call transcripts from the federal investigation Wednesday. center_img Parents charged in the admissions scandal may be separated into three groups for trial and sentencing, a judge said in court Friday. Fifteen of the 36 parents named in the case, including “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty and are contesting charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery and conspiracy to commit money laundering.  Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley, a federal judge who will oversee a status hearing scheduled for May 2 for the parents who have pleaded not guilty to charges in the case, said that Nathaniel Gorton, the U.S. District Court judge who will preside over the parents’ trials, favors staggered trials resembling those employed in a 2018 federal gang case. last_img read more

  • Badgers await round 2 with Big Red

    first_imgNearly three years later, one game still comes to mind when Wisconsin fans think of the Cornell Big Red: a blowout in the second round of the 2010 NCAA tournament.The first and only previous meeting between the Badgers (1-1) and Big Red (1-1) came in a 87-69 Cornell victory, who shot better than 53 percent from three-point range and 61 percent from the floor in that game. Only three current Wisconsin players – Jared Berggren, Ryan Evans and Mike Bruesewitz – appeared in the initial matchup.But the Badgers will get a bleated shot at redemption at the Kohl Center Sunday.“I remember they hit a lot of tough shots, they kind of unlocked the key to our defense and we played fairly solid defense, they just made crazy shots that game,” Evans said of the 2010 loss. “That’s just one of those games like Ohio State (in March 2011) when we went there two years ago, they hit (14 of 15) threes.”The Badgers are still reeling after a 74-56 defeat to No. 10 Florida Wednesday night in Gainesville that saw uncharacteristic defensive lapses allowing the Gators to sink over 60 percent of their two-point tries. On the offensive end of the floor, Wisconsin failed to establish a presence inside the paint and settled for forced outside looks.UW finished with at a 35.6 percent clip from the floor and went 7-of-24 from beyond the arc in a difficult early season test.“I think we just got exposed on every facet of the game,” said freshman forward Sam Dekker, who co-led the Badgers with 11 points Wednesday. “Toughness defensively, offensively and there’s some things that we just got to shore up.”Cornell may lack the national recognition of Florida, but the Ivy League opponent will test UW’s defense with plenty of three-point tries (39 attempts through two games). Led by senior forward Errick Peck with 13.5 points and five rebounds per game, Cornell has a new coach in Bill Courtney since the first time these two schools met but has kept a similar style of play.Anchoring the Big Red’s backcourt is sophomore guard Gulal Cancer, who adds 11 points per game and has notched 11 assists through the first two games of the season. “I know they’re good shooters, they run a lot of stuff similar to what we do,” Dekker said. “They run guys off screens, they do a lot of rubs and wheels, so it’s just about fighting around screens and communicating and running them off the three-point line because that’s where they’re going to beat us if they beat us.”As the Badgers return to the friendly confines of the Kohl Center – where they have won 24 of their last 25 nonconference games – they realize they must find higher-percentage shots to earn their second win of the young season.But in head coach Bo Ryan’s swing offense, fundamentally sound defense – something UW severely lacked against the Gators – is crucial. Evans said this relatively young lineup in which three freshmen – Sam Dekker, George Marshall and Traevon Jackson – see healthy time on the hardwood is still learning how to defend at the next level.“We got to win playing as a team, we’re not an individualistic type team, we’re not the Miami Heat out here,” Evans said. “We’re a team that’s going to have to win by team defense.”UW tips off with Cornell at 5 p.m. Sunday and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.last_img read more

  • Football hits the road for matchup with Cal

    first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanThe No. 5 Trojans are off to a 3-0 start, but so far each game has been contested in the comfort of the Coliseum. Now, the Trojans embark on the road for the first time this season in a matchup against a burgeoning program in Cal. “There is a mentality that I think you have to take [into road games] to not let the outside distractions come in,” head coach Clay Helton said. “Whether that is a different stadium, different locker room, crowd noise, getting on an airplane and traveling —sometimes it’s the first time for some kids getting on a plane.”As they head into Saturday’s matchup, USC has not lost to Cal since 2003 back when Aaron Rodgers was the Bears’ quarterback. The Trojans’ current winning streak is the longest in a century’s worth of games between the two California programs. While USC has dominated Cal for over a decade, the Bears now possess one aspect of the game they have not had in a long time: a solid defense under new head coach and former USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.“He’s an unbelievable, brilliant coach,” Helton said. “And an aggressive coach. We figure that he will continue that aggressiveness versus us. He’s done it in the last three games.” Cal entered this football season with one of the toughest schedules in the nation (the 13th hardest according to Bleacher Report). Combine that with an inexperienced offensive line, the loss of prolific quarterback Davis Webb to the NFL, and the hardships of breaking in a new head coach, and it looked like the Bears would be on a fast track toward the very bottom of the Pac-12. Yet in Week 4, Cal stands at 3-0, with strong victories over North Carolina and Ole Miss primarily because of an aggressive, revamped defense. Finding statistics to illustrate just how bad Cal was on that side of the ball last year is not a difficult task. The Bears’ unit was the worst in the conference, as they gave up the most points (42.6) and second most rushing yards (272) per game. However, this year, Cal seems to be infused with new energy. Against Ole Miss, it forced three interceptions and sacked budding gunslinger Shea Patterson five times. Experienced Cal defenders like senior linebackers Devante Downs (leads the team in tackles, sacks and interceptions) and Raymond Davison III (23 tackles and two sacks) look like they are finally playing in a system that suits their talents and strengths. One storyline to watch will be how much Wilcox is able to decode USC’s offense given his time on the coaching staff just two years ago.“Justin [Wilcox] and I were together for two years,” Helton said. “So obviously he knows my personality and I know his.”Combine Cal’s defensive turnaround with its still-potent offensive attack (they were first in Pac-12 yards per game in 2016) led by running back Patrick Laird, and the Bears could be a dangerous threat to USC, which is still working out kinks on both sides of the ball. After running backs junior Ronald Jones and freshman Stephen Carr looked dominant against Western Michigan and Stanford, they were stifled in last week’s Texas game. The two combined for just 75 yards, as USC struggled to stay ahead of the chains. The Trojans were 6-of-18 on third down and came up short on all three fourth down attempts, partially due to a litany of drops from the receiving corps. Without effective running, the offense turned to redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold relying on his arm to make plays late in the game. “You’ve got to have that balance between run and pass,” Helton said. “If you commit to stopping the run, you have to be able to throw the ball … and then convert on 3rd-and-short with that run. Thank goodness the passing game came through that last game.”On the defensive side, USC will be challenged due to a slew of recent injuries. Junior outside linebacker Porter Gustin will be out indefinitely with a lingering big toe injury and a torn bicep. He finished with two sacks alone in the first half against Texas. While junior nickelback Ajene Harris returned to practice on Thursday, Helton was unsure if he’d be able to play a full game against Cal. Meanwhile, both senior outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu and junior defensive tackle Rasheem Green have been dealing with nagging knee injuries.last_img read more