Affordable coastal Queenslander hits the market

first_imgThe modern kitchen now features a butler’s pantry. Picture: Supplied.“We redid the laundry, we renovated the walk-in wardrobe and we put in a butler’s pantry, which is my pride and joy,” Mrs Mifsud said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“We also did a few other minor things like polish the floorboards.” Set across two-levels, the home has a lounge room on the ground floor, along with three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom and a laundry. The living area opens to the front deck. Picture: Supplied.“Sitting on the balcony and getting those nice cool breezes on a warm day is so nice,” she said. “I also love being able to walk around the corner for a coffee by the water. It’s a really friendly here, and nice and close to everything.” Mrs Mifsud said the property would suit all types of buyers and, with some work downstairs, it could even work as a dual occupancy home. One of the three decks at 71 Mein Street, Scarborough. Picture: Supplied.STROLL to the local cafes for a coffee or wander down to the beach from this renovated Queenslander in Scarborough. The two-storey property with pool at 71 Mein St has been recently freshened up and is back on the market. Owners Jennifer and Robin Mifsud bought the home two years ago for its location and charm.“It has a nice feel and a bit of character about it,” Mrs Mifsud said. Since purchasing, the couple have added their own touch to the home. center_img The rear deck overlooks the inground swimming pool. Picture: Supplied.There are front and back decks on this level, with the rear one overlooking the inground swimming pool and backyard. Internal stairs lead up to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which flows out to a covered deck. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and there is a second bathroom on this level. Mrs Mifsud said her favourite part of the home, apart from her cherished butler’s pantry, was the upstairs balcony. last_img read more

Denmark, South Korea to Cooperate on E-Navigation

first_imgIllustration; Image Courtesy: BahriDenmark and South Korea have decided to expand their cooperation to maritime navigation.As informed, the two countries will jointly collaborate in the field of digitalization.This entails the promotion of e-navigation and the development of advanced technologies that will be used by autonomous vessels, according to South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.Kim Young-choon, South Korea’s Minister of Oceans and Fisheries and Brian Mikkelsen, Denmark’s Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, signed an amendment to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Seoul on February 23.The MOU for the maritime cooperation between the countries was signed in May 2012 and it will now encompass artificial intelligence and big data as well.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Mrs. Flossie E. (Woodruff) Lock

first_imgMrs. Flossie E. (Woodruff) Lock, age 104, of Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, was born October 6, 1914 in the family home in Switzerland County, Indiana. She was the first of ten children of Thurman and Lela (Webster) Woodruff. She married Chester “Chet” Lock June 29, 1932, in Vevay, Indiana. Flossie and Chet had two daughters Mary Elizabeth Krall (deceased) and Betty Christman of Columbus, Indiana. Flossie was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church for 35 years, which was near the family farm, “The Old Lock Farm” on Tapp’s Ridge near Vevay, Indiana. After leaving the farm they moved to Madison, Indiana. Flossie worked and retired from the Madison State Hospital after 20 years of service. In 1995 Flossie and Chet moved to Columbus, Indiana. After Chet’s death in 2003, Flossie joined the Quilts of Valor in 2005. She made quilts for wounded soldiers which she continued for 10 years. Flossie sold her home in 2014 and moved to her daughter’s home where she remained. She deeply loved her family and faithful friends were priceless to her. She always tried to see the bright side and tried to encourage everyone. Flossie passed away at 1:37 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019, at her residence.Survivors, her daughter, Betty Christman of Columbus, IN; her grandchildren, Kenneth (Linda) Krall of Osgood, IN, Terry (Diane) Krall of Carmel, IN, Michael Krall of Osgood, IN, Susan (Terry) Grammer of Columbus, IN, Bob (Shari) Christman of Columbus, IN, Sharon (Jerry) Wilson of Columbus, IN, Bridgett Guard of IN; her 15 great-grandchildren; her 19-great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Falba Bradley of Rising Sun, IN; her brother, Leonidas “Bud” Woodruff of Aurora, IN and her son-in-law, Norris Krall of Osgood, IN.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter; her son-in-law, Larry Christman; her 2-brothers and her 4-sisters.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 15, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Fredonia Baptist Church or Mary Krall Memorial Fund % Kenny Krall. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Florida man becomes trapped in store after trying to steal a Pepsi

first_imgA Polk County man is now behind bars after he attempted to steal a Pepsi from a convenience store and became trapped inside the establishment by the clerk.The incident occurred last week at a convenience store in Mulberry, Florida.According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect 49-year-old Gabriel Tillman, walked into the store, grabbed a the drink and attempted to leave without purchasing it. A quick acting clerk, however, remotely locked the doors of the store and prevented Tillman from leaving.Instead of admitting defeat, surveillance video shows Tillman hip checking and bull rushing the door repeatedly in an attempt to get out before picking up a fire extinguisher and trying to use that to break down the door. Eventually the clerk released the doors and Tillman fled the scene.Authorities were able to locate Tillman two blocks away drinking the stolen Pepsi. He was then arrested and taken to the Polk County jail on theft charges.last_img read more

Cricket News Pakistan Cricket Board Invites South Africa, Ireland For Limited Overs Games In Country

first_imgNew Delhi: With Pakistan successfully hosting Sri Lanka for ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals recently in the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board have decided to invite more teams to the country in the wake of the improving security situation. Following Sri Lanka’s tour for games in Karachi and Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board have invited South Africa and Ireland for limited overs series next year while at the same time, they are also trying to convince Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to play the Test series which are part of the ICC World Test Championship also at home.”The Board is confident that it will be hosting at least four foreign teams in a span of five to six months next year after it invited South Africa and Ireland to tour Pakistan for limited over series. South Africa is a top team while Ireland also carry substantial influence in the ICC so the PCB believes if these two teams come to Pakistan early next year it will pave the way open for even Australia, England and New Zealand to send their teams soon,” a PCB source said.Despite security not proving to be an issue, top Sri Lankan players like Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal decided to skip the tour on safety grounds. This invited severe criticism from Pakistan’s politicians with some of them accusing India of arm-twisting tactics. Despite the absence of star players, Sri Lanka whitewashed Pakistan, the number one ranked T20I side 3-0 despite losing the ODIs 2-0. South Africa have not toured Pakistan since 2007 while this could be Ireland’s first tour to Pakistan.Teams like Australia, England and New Zealand have not toured the country for a very long time. In the wake of the deteriorating security situation, England have not gone to Pakistan since 2005 while Australia’s last tour was in 1998. New Zealand had travelled to Pakistan in 2002 for a Test series but a terror attack in Karachi saw their tour being cancelled and their last tour was in 2004. International cricket stopped coming to Pakistan following the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 1, 2009. Many Sri Lankan players were hurt and for six years, Pakistan were forced to play their ‘home’ games in the UAE.Also Read | Explained! Why Pakistan, The No.1 Twenty20 Side In The World Is Undergoing A Massive SlumpZimbabwe became the first team to tour Pakistan in 2015 for three ODIs. This was followed by tours by teams like ICC World XI, West Indies, Sri Lanka and the successful hosting of the Pakistan Super League Twenty20. Sri Lanka last played a Test in Pakistan in 2009 on that ill-fated tour while Bangladesh have not played a Test in Pakistan since 2003, which has been their only tour of the country in their cricketing history. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse football safety Chauncey Scissum becomes seventh player to leave program this offseason

first_img Published on December 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse safety Chauncey Scissum has been granted his release and will transfer from Syracuse for his fifth year of eligibility, he announced on Instagram Friday night. He’s the seventh player to leave following Dino Babers’ first season as head coach.“This decision was not an easy one,” he said in the post. “I had to make a tough decision for betterment of self. I am extremely thankful for my family and their continued motivation and support.”Scissum, a redshirt junior, played in just six games this season for SU, recording one assisted tackle against Connecticut. It was a drop off from 2015 when he played in all 12 games, starting seven.Last April, Scissum and defensive back teammate Corey Winfield were stabbed on South Campus, allegedly by former Syracuse player Naesean Howard. Howard has been charged in connection with the case and his trial date has been set for Feb. 21, 2017.Winfield announced his intent to transfer on Nov. 29.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Lacrosse notches second win in OT thriller

first_imgOn Saturday, No. 4 USC women’s lacrosse (2-0) posted its second victory of the season — the first against a ranked opponent — with an 11-10 overtime triumph over No. 9 Northwestern (2-2). The win improves the Trojans to 2-3 in their all-time series against the Wildcats. The victory, capped off by freshman midfielder Kerrigan Miller’s game-winning goal in overtime to complete her first career hat trick, was USC’s second in two seasons against Northwestern.The Women of Troy faced numerous issues against the Wildcats, including adverse weather conditions that caused the game to be moved from McAlister Field to nearby El Camino Community College. The rainstorms, coupled with a solid Northwestern defensive effort, caused the Trojans numerous ball handling issues. USC turned it over 20 times, including seven failed clearances.The Wildcats also outshot USC and outdueled the Women of Troy on the draw by a 16-7 count (13-4 in the first half). Despite this, USC went into halftime with a 9-7 lead. However, Northwestern outscored the Trojans in the second half by a score of 3-1 to force overtime.In overtime, the Wildcats’ formidable defense continued to frustrate the Trojans, forcing turnovers that led to a pair of scoring opportunities for Northwestern. Both times, junior goalie Gussie Johns was there to deny the Wildcats on her way to a 17-save effort, the second-most in USC single-game history. Johns also picked up eight ground balls to tie a program record and tie thethird-highest single-game total in MPSF history.In addition to Johns, junior Lydia Sutton and senior Nina Kelty posted solid defensive efforts, combining for eight ground balls and five caused turnovers. Kelty secured one of USC’s seven draw controls, while Miller also added a draw control, three caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls to go with her hat trick. Ultimately, the Trojans’ solid defensive play in the ground ball game (29 to Northwestern’s 23) was enough to overcome their turnover struggles.Offensively, senior midfielder Drew Jackson led the team in goals, scoring her third career hat trick and finishing with four points (one assist). Jackson also contributed a pair of ground balls and a caused turnover. Senior attacker Kylie Drexel scored two goals and recorded an assist, while senior attackers Gabby McMahon and Cynthia Del Core each scored a goal apiece and combined for three ground balls. Senior attacker Michaela Michael, the Trojan’s primary faceoff specialist, came away with four draw controls in addition to a ground ball, a caused turnover, an assist and a score in a well-rounded effort.Coming off this quality win, USC heads to the state of Florida for games at No. 3 Florida and at Stetson. The Trojans will play the Gators for the first time on Friday in Gainesville, Fla. at 3:30 p.m., hoping to post another victory against a ranked team. The Trojans defeated Stetson at home last season, and they will face the Hatters again on Sunday at 9 a.m. in DeLand, Fla.last_img read more

Beat writer Q&A: Stephen Wiseman of The News & Observer breaks down Syracuse-Duke

first_imgAhead of Syracuse’s (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) matchup with No. 1 Duke (14-1, 3-0) on Monday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, The Daily Orange connected with Stephen Wiseman. Wiseman, a Duke beat writer for The News & Observer in Raleigh, addressed the No. 1 Blue Devils, the possibility of a Syracuse win, and how Duke’s defense has turned heads in recent weeks. The Daily Orange: Let’s start with what Syracuse fans want to know most: How can the Orange come away with an upset? Where are the Blue Devils most vulnerable?Stephen Wiseman: Prior to Saturday’s win at Florida State, I would have said perimeter shooting. Duke has not been a good 3-point shooting team this season, hitting only 33 percent of its 3s. Duke made 11-of-24 against FSU, with Cam Reddish hitting 5-of-8. That performance looks like an outlier. The Blue Devils get to prove if that assessment is true or not against the Orange’s 2-3 zone.The D.O.: Is there any indication that Duke can shred apart the 2-3 zone, just as it has with most man-to-man defenses? Or might they struggle a bit, at least early on?S.W.: A team has to be super athletic to play man-to-man for 40 minutes against Duke. The Blue Devils are so long and athletic they create matchup problems all over the court. Zion Williamson’s availability will be key against Syracuse because Duke puts him in the middle of the zone to make things happen either by a pass or move to the basket. R.J. Barrett is also adept there. Both can pass, shoot or drive. But, back to the 3-point shooting, Duke will need Reddish and Jack White to hit their 3-pointers to make things easy against the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: Besides the big names, which Duke player has surprised you most this season?S.W.: Has to be junior Jack White. He wasn’t a factor in his first two seasons. But he’s playing enough minutes to be considered a sixth starter this season. At a sturdy 6-7, White takes care of the ball, is Duke’s top 3-point shooter (38.6 percent) and has become a solid defender. He blocked five shots against Wake Forest last week.The D.O.: How would you assess the Duke defense and its progression since opening night?S.W.: To me, this the biggest story of the season for Duke. They are back to playing the kind of tough man-to-man defense Krzyzewski loves to coach. Tre Jones is such a good on-ball defender that Krzyzewski has compared him to Bobby Hurley and Steve Wojciechowski. Jones sets the tone, allowing Barrett, Williamson and Reddish to use their length to get into passing lanes for steals that fuel Duke’s transition offense. The Blue Devils also lead the nation in blocked shots per game (7.9).The D.O.: These teams played real close last year in the Sweet 16. But last season in Cameron Indoor, Duke handled SU with ease. Who do you think wins Monday night, and why?S.W.: After how the two teams played on Saturday, Duke looks like a heavy favorite. But we know that’s not how things work in the ACC. If Duke doesn’t shoot well from the outside and Williamson is limited, Syracuse could pull the upset. This Duke team is tough-minded, though. I anticipate a Blue Devils win. This team plays together and has a gear Duke has lacked since the last title team in 2015. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 13, 2019 at 9:50 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Paul injured in Clippers’ win over Dallas

first_imgThen they found out that Paul, who had 19 points at halftime, will be out three to five weeks. Coach Doc Rivers said Paul could be out longer and will go to Los Angeles for evaluation while the Clippers head to San Antonio to face the defending Western Conference champion Spurs on Saturday night.“It changes for everybody,” said Darren Collison, who figures to start in Paul’s place and had a season-high 22 points in his first game against the Mavericks after playing one season in Dallas. “Everybody’s got to step up and play big. But we’ll be fine.”Dirk Nowitzki was a game-time decision with a sprained left ankle but hit six of his first seven shots and had 14 points at halftime on his way to 24 for the Mavericks, who were up 13 in the first half and didn’t trail until the third quarter.After Shawn Marion put the Mavericks up 110-103, Griffin had an alley-oop dunk on an assist from Jordan, and Jordan followed with a three-point play. DALLAS >> DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin found a way to win without Chris Paul.The big men for the Clippers are going to have to keep it up because their star guard will be out at least a few weeks.Jordan scored a career-high 25 points to match Griffin, and the Clippers rallied to beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-112 Friday night after losing Paul when he separated his right, shooting shoulder.Jordan and Griffin combined for 10 points on a 16-2 game-closing run to wipe out a 110-103 deficit in the final 4 minutes. Jordan was 11 of 14 from the field and had 18 rebounds, while Griffin added 15 boards. Nowitzki broke a 110-all tie with a jumper, but Griffin sent the Clippers back in front for good on a three-point play. He was 11 of 13 on free throws.“They’ve got those two big guys and I know it’s a load, but we’ve got to do a better job,” said Dallas guard Monta Ellis, who had 13 points and nine assists. “That was a tough one.”The Mavericks missed six of their last seven shots and had two late turnovers, including one when Ellis dribbled off himself with Jordan guarding him and the Clippers up 115-112.“As hard as we worked to get the lead back up to seven in the fourth, we just gave it up too easy,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “Defensively, they went right through us, and offensively, without getting stops, the shots get harder.”With the Clippers leading by two, Paul was tripped by Ellis while dribbling around a screen. He rolled over and stayed on the floor holding his shoulder while being attended to by trainers. Paul stayed down for about a minute before going to the locker room with 6:43 remaining in the third quarter.“I don’t think you could find one guy in the league, maybe LeBron or whoever, but besides that there’s no one guy who can make up with what Chris brings,” said backcourt mate Jamal Crawford, who had 15 points and a jumper that pulled the Clippers even at 110. “For us we have to lean on each other.”The Mavericks had a season high for points in a half but led just 70-67 at the break. Paul made his first five shots — all from 3-point range — before a miss from beyond the arc in the final seconds of the first half. Jordan had three of the Clippers’ five dunks in the first half, but Los Angeles kept giving up easy slams to a Dallas team that doesn’t make a habit of them. Marion, who finished with 20 points, had two of the Mavericks’ five first-half dunks. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dale Earnhardt’s hometown team won’t be ‘Intimidators’ anymore

first_imgIn the past 25 years, the team has been known as the Phillies and the Boll Weevils before being rebranded the Intimidators.Earnhardt, whose name is splashed all over the town, died in a wreck in the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. He was 49.Fans have until Wednesday to submit a new nickname via the team’s website. “Today the team launches its ‘Branded New By You’ campaign and is asking community members to suggest names to help define the team’s new identity,” the release says. “In addition to a new name, the rebrand will include a new logo and mascot. The new identity will debut after the 2019 season ends.”The Intimidators (for now), based slightly north of Charlotte, play in the Carolina League. The name change might come as a surprise to some fans in Kannapolis, many of whom are proud to live in Earnhardt’s hometown. And it disappointed one fan in particular.”I remember how proud dad was of this,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted about the team taking his dad’s nickname. “What a shame it has to end.”I remember how proud dad was of this. What a shame it has to end. https://t.co/aln2uVgPNt— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 7, 2019According to Andy Sandler, the Kannapolis team’s new owner, the new ownership want to give fans “an even better game experience.””We are excited to partner with the Kannapolis community in revitalizing the downtown anchored by the new Sports and Entertainment Venue,” Sandler said. “Giving fans an even better game experience with a new team name, fresh logo and engaging mascot is a very important part of what is ahead for Kannapolis baseball and the city. We look forward to community participation in this exciting rebrand.”By Thursday morning, Dale Jr. was ready to offer some a couple of potential new nicknames.If a change is indeed imminent maybe:“Ironheads” if they want to continue to honor Big E. #DoItForDale“Cannons” if they’d like to honor some history of the town itself. #CannonMills https://t.co/aln2uVgPNt— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 7, 2019The change is expected to take effect in time for the 2020 season. Other changes expected are new logos and a new stadium in downtown Kannapolis. Dale Earnhardt’s hometown minor-league baseball team is losing his “Intimidator” nickname.In Kannapolis, N.C., the Single-A Intimidators are asking fans to help them pick a new name, the team announced in a press release.last_img read more