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Six-bedroom stunner’s sale sets street record

first_imgInside the home at 27 Pallas Pde, Warner.The vendors, Renee and Colin Baker, had lived in the home for more than eight years and were thrilled with the record-breaking price. Ms Worth said the property also achieved the highest non-acreage sale price for Warner. Set on a 1007sq m block, the home was designed and built by McCarthy Homes. The property has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a theatre room and open-plan living area with a modern kitchen. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, an outlook over the swimming pool and an ensuite with bath, shower, dual vanities and a separate toilet. The home at 27 Pallas Pde, Warner.A WARNER home has smashed a street record after selling less than a week after hitting the market.Marketing agent Bonnie Worth, of Ray White Bridgeman Downs, said the property at 27 Pallas Pde sold for $900,000 before the scheduled auction date. The previous street record for Pallas Pde was set by No. 51 when it sold for $758,000 in June this year. Ms Worth said the home sold to an older couple from Noosa. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019They were moving to Warner to be closer to their family. last_img read more

Mandate roundup: BPF bakkers, State Street, Hampshire

first_imgThe €3.4bn Dutch industry-wide pension fund for bakers has appointed State Street as its custodian.BPF Bakkers said State Street would also handle all aspects of accounting and administration, oversee its securities lending programme and compile reports aligned with the Dutch financial assessment framework (FTK).Jacques van de Vall, chairman of the fund’s board, said: “In an environment where pension schemes are facing increased regulatory oversight, it is critical to have the correct services in place to manage these functions.”He said the appointment would allow the fund to remain focused on its “primary function” of securing pension income. Oliver Berger, State Street’s head of asset owner solutions, added that the increased regulatory burden facing pension funds meant they would require enhanced data-management services.In other news, Hampshire’s £4.5bn (€6.2bn) local authority pension fund is looking to hire a consultancy to run its manager procurement.The scheme said the three-year contract, renewable for a further two years, would see the consultancy run five procurement exercises for unspecified asset classes.Interested parties have until 21 October to contact the council, with the contract commencing in early December.last_img read more

London envisions school powered by Thames tides

first_imgLondon-based architecture firm Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture has made a concept for the school building that would be completely powered by the tides of the River Thames.The concept for the ‘Thames Tidal School’ comprises a new building on the Thames wharf side at Cannon Street.The site is located directly at the narrowest section of the Thames, meaning that the velocity of the tidal flow at this point would be the highest in the river, according to Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture.The plan is to capture the energy of the tides four-times daily through submerged tidal turbines as the primary means of supplying the building with carbon neutral power.The building would be constructed using natural and bio-renewable materials sourced through local supply chains as an example of low embodied energy and carbon construction technologies.(Images: Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture)last_img read more

Make your water safe during and after floods and storms

first_img Share LocalNews Make your water safe during and after floods and storms by: – December 14, 2011 Sharing is caring! Photo credit: etftrends.comWater for drinking and domestic use should be free from all disease causing bacteria and poisonous chemicals. However, during heavy rains, floods and landslides the water supply may become contaminated.There are 3 main ways to make sure that water used for drinking and domestic purpose is safe. They are:1. Proper Storage2. Boiling and3. Chlorination (Addition of ordinary household bleach.)1.PROPER STORAGE• Store water in clean containers• Ensure that water is kept covered at all times• Do not store water in containers which were previously used to store poisonous chemicals• If you use a drum, cover with a clean bag or plastic. Secure tightly with rope2.BOILING: (This kills all harmful germs /bacteria) • Boil water in a clean pot• When water begins to boil, let it continue to boil for 3 more minutes• Allow water to cool• Keep containers covered2.CHLORINATION: (Use of household chlorine in drinking water to kill germs)METHOD• To one gallon of water use 8 drops of bleach.• To five gallons of water use half teaspoon bleach• To 45 gallons (1 drum) use 4 teaspoons bleach• Use a dropper• Stir or shake water• Leave water to settle for 30 minutes before using• Keep containers closedWater is safe for drinking 30 minutes after bleach is added. REMEMBER, To protect you and your family’s health ensure that:• Water is boiled for 3 minutes after it begins to bubble• The correct amount of bleach is added to water. Do not exceed the specified amount• All stored water is properly covered• Water is not stored in containers which contained chemicalsAlso;• Wash hands with clean water and soap• Wash eating and cooking utensils with clean water and soap.• Use bottled water if availableREMEMBER YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!Health BulletinHealth Promotion Unit, Ministry of Health 10 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Keith B. Bobb

first_imgKeith Byron Bobb, age 74 of Osgood passed away early Saturday morning, January 21, 2017. He was born June 17, 1943 to the late Malcolm J. and Ruby Radke Bobb. Survivors include his three children,son Michael Bobb of California, daughters Melinda Carpenter of Idaho and Teri Ann Shields of Georgia. Other survivors include his brother, Richard E. Bobb of Florida, along with his sister, Betty Peters and his companion, Tamie Caudill both of Osgood.There will be private family services.Arrangements by, Neal’s Funeral Home.www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Ryan Shawcross hopes Jack Butland enjoys long Stoke career

first_img “We seem to have a problem that if our keepers play so well they move on so we will have to be careful he doesn’t have too many saves to make. “Jack’s signed a long contract and he’s a top keeper. Hopefully we can keep him for as long as we can.” Press Association Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross hopes the club will be able to hang on to Jack Butland for a long period as the goalkeeper gets ready to make his first England start. center_img The 22-year-old will become the first Potter since Mark Chamberlain 30 years ago to feature in the starting XI for the national side as he continues his progress after a decent spell in the under-21s. “It’s good for Jack and it’s good for the club to have him involved with England, but he’s had an excellent start to the season,” Shawcross told The Sentinel. last_img read more

Stewart, UTM visit Southeast Mo.

first_img Associated Press STEPPING UP: Stewart and Quintin Dove have led the Skyhawks. Stewart has averaged 20 points and 4.6 rebounds while Dove has put up 18.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. The Redhawks have been led by sophomores Caldwell and Sage Tolbert. Caldwell has averaged 11.6 points while Tolbert has put up 9.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.RAMP IT UP A NOTCH: The Skyhawks have scored 75.6 points per game and allowed 83.2 points per game across 12 conference games. Those are both improvements over the 72.4 points scored and 88.1 points given up to non-conference opponents.CREATING OFFENSE: Stewart has either made or assisted on 51 percent of all UT Martin field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 21 field goals and 17 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: UT Martin is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 74 points or fewer. The Skyhawks are 2-16 when opponents score more than 74.ASSIST RATIOS: The Redhawks have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Skyhawks. Southeast Missouri has 43 assists on 71 field goals (60.6 percent) over its previous three contests while UT Martin has assists on 41 of 75 field goals (54.7 percent) during its past three games. February 12, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUT Martin (7-16, 3-9) vs. Southeast Missouri (5-20, 1-11)Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Parker Stewart and UT Martin will go up against Alex Caldwell and Southeast Missouri. The junior Stewart has scored 26 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 19.8 over his last five games. Caldwell, a sophomore, is averaging 15.2 points over the last five games.center_img LOOSENING UP: Southeast Missouri’s offense has turned the ball over 13.7 times per game this year, but is averaging 17.7 turnovers over its last three games.___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Stewart, UTM visit Southeast Mo.last_img read more

Own It conference empowers women

first_imgFourteen women leaders in various professional industries came to speak at Bovard Auditorium for the 2016 USC Own It Summit, a women’s leadership convention, on Saturday. The conference featured speakers such as Pandora COO Sara Clemens, Time Motto founder Callie Schweitzer and former Twitter Vice President of Global Media Katie Jacobs Stanton, among others.Over 450 students attended for the all-day event, which contained four panels and two breakout sessions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in various locations on campus.“Own It was started to address the leadership gap,” said Riyana Chakraborty, a senior majoring in international relations, who also organized the conference. “Women are not filling positions at the same rate as men are, whether it be on corporate boards, in STEM fields or even as government representatives, which is why this event was started to promote female leadership.”Some of the topics discussed in the speaker panels included ways for women to advance in the corporate world, the psychological block most women feel in fields dominated by men and how to get past underlying sexist stigmas. Panelists were encouraged to describe the processes they went through to get to their current job positions. Several speakers mentioned having to create new positions for themselves due to the scarcity of women in such roles.“There’s never been a job or position I held that used to be held by someone else, simply because most of these high positions are held with male skills in mind,” said Elizabeth Brownsen, the Team One executive director of productions, operations and technology. “But I came to these roles by finding out what was needed and proposing it as my position — and thus made myself indispensable.”Jacobs Stanton also believed in the importance of initiative when it came to women getting positions of power. She emphasized the power of sitting at the table — which to her means taking part in the action that usually only men participate in.“I keep hearing so many women say that they got lucky, but that’s not true,” she said. “No, you don’t just get lucky — you make your luck and you earn your luck. You have to speak out for yourself; you have to sit at the table, not at the sidelines.”As for advice the panelists had for young women just starting out, speakers agreed that maintaining a positive attitude and understanding oneself well are both important in the career world. Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Post Sales Monetization Tuula Rytilä commented on the topic.“What is really important is self-awareness,” Rytilä said. “Personally, I feel that I learn the most when I’m making mistakes. So that self-awareness of knowing who you are and where you are career-wise is important.” Stanton added that though it is crucial to understand and be true to oneself, keeping an optimistic outlook is also essential for those starting out. Taking experience from her own professional career, she gave examples on why it’s important to be enthusiastic. “You have to have skill, but you also have to have an amazing attitude,” Stanton said. “As an executive, I can coach some skills, but I can’t coach passion. So think about your attitude and aptitude, and keep building those things.” Attending students expressed their enthusiasm for the event and for the speakers participating. While some came to see specific speakers, most attended the conference to gain surface-level knowledge on what it’s like to be a woman in various career fields. “It’s cool to see holistic females in the workplace,” said Laura Gouillon, a junior majoring in computer science. “It’s not as if they’re limited to their careers — they also have unique personalities and hobbies, which is inspiring especially for us as students.” For Jessica Tang, a junior majoring in neuroscience, the most important aspect of the event was its focus on women. Specifically, Tang stressed the significance of holding a career event tailored to females.“In a world where it is a fact that men dominate most of the workforce that I aspire to go into, this event is an incredibly unique opportunity,” Tang said. “I’m really glad that this is offered here at USC.”last_img read more

Success comes in the spring

first_imgFootball season is nowhere to be found and men’s basketball has their final two home games this week before heading to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 tournament and hopefully a more fruitful postseason than some in recent memory. So as USC sports fans it may seem like the dog days where nothing exciting is going on, but on the contrary — USC is at the pinnacle of athletic achievement in sports around campus and that is something to celebrate and behold.USC currently boasts three sports that hold No. 1 overall rankings: women’s water polo, women’s golf and women’s beach volleyball. Right behind them is No. 6 men’s golf. Women’s lacrosse is holding down the No. 11 ranking and men’s tennis is No. 12 in the country. Baseball, arguably spring’s most popular sport, is also going strong with a No. 22 national ranking.These sports may not be as popular or glamorous as football or basketball, but they are clearly more successful than either program has been recently.The slew of spring sports that are in the hunt for conference and national titles is something special; something that other schools can’t say they have.The No. 4 women’s swim and dive team just captured the first conference championship in program history and the No. 9 men’s team is looking to defend their title from last year this week.The other aquatic sport currently dominating the pool is women’s water polo. The Women of Troy are undefeated through 11 games and last weekend alone took down four top-25 opponents, including three top-10 opponents, one of them being No. 2 UCLA. I don’t know what it would take for people to get out and support this team, but I can say having never watched water polo before this year, it is certainly worth it. Water polo is intense, physical and relatively high scoring. For those who think it is boring or that they wouldn’t understand it, I say give it a chance. It is a game that is very easy to understand as a spectator and to watch it here at USC would be to watch the best collegiate water polo in the country.Beach volleyball is another underappreciated sport. The athletic ability of these women who are running, leaping and diving through sand is incredible. The Women of Troy are the defending national champions coming off a remarkable 28-0 season. In addition to boasting the team national title, USC also brought home the individual title courtesy of juniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes. The pair is the third consecutive Trojan duo to win the national title and will be defending their claim this season.Women’s golf is another underappreciated sport that is equally as talented. Perhaps a bit harder to follow — since one of the few things USC does not boast on its campus is a golf course — but worthy of attention nonetheless, the top team in the land took home the title of the Gold Rush last week. The Trojans also swept the podium with freshman Robyn Lee winning, followed by sophomore Amy Lee in second and junior Tiffany Chan who finished third.The men’s golf team is showing its perennial talent boasting a No. 6 ranking. Golf isn’t a spectator-friendly sport for the average college student but following along is certainly worthwhile as they continue competing in national tournaments.Lacrosse is an up-and-coming sport at USC, starting their fourth season. The Women of Troy have proven themselves this season after upsetting then-No. 5 ranked Duke and have now vaulted in the rankings themselves sitting just outside the top-10 at No. 11. I believe that lacrosse will catch on among the student body and that this may be the hot spring sport to go watch because of the combination of talent and constant action.Men’s tennis is an annual top talent and this year is no different. The Men of Troy are ranked No. 12 and the only three losses they have suffered this year have come at the hands of top-10 opponents. This is yet another squad that has championship caliber goals and boasts the talent to reach them.Baseball is spring’s darling and the team came into the season with high hopes after narrowly missing the College World Series last year. The team surprised everyone with their success and this year expectations are high. It has been a bit of a rocky road for the Trojans on the diamond, but they maintain a high ranking at No. 22. The team has a huge weekend leading up to playing No. 14 UCLA in Dodger Stadium for the Stadium Classic.The sports in season right now are talented and dominant, and all have legitimate championship hopes.So here’s to celebrating the underdogs of USC athletics. For the sports whose stars blend in on Trousdale and aren’t asked for autographs after they play, but for putting in the time and effort to bring the Trojan Family pride and entertainment every day.Hailey Tucker is a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Tucker Talks,” runs every other Wednesday.last_img read more

No. 22 Louisville dominates Syracuse en route to 3-0 win

first_imgSyracuse head coach Nicky Adams turned away from the field in disgust. She found a ball behind her and kicked it into the base of the bleachers, creating a booming sound followed by rattling that echoed throughout SU Soccer Stadium. Mackenzie Vlachos had gathered the ball on the left wing and crossed midfield looking for options going forward. But her only help, Stephanie deLaforcade, was running away from space and not looking for a pass. So Vlachos sent a searching ball into the middle of the field which Louisville easily regained.Turnovers, misplaced passes and an inability to win second balls defined the Orange (2-5-2, 0-1-1 Atlantic Coast) in a 3-0 loss to No. 22 Louisville (8-1-0, 1-0-0). The game was postponed from Thursday night due to food poisoning that affected multiple Cardinals, but they showed no signs of their illness on Friday morning, dominating an Orange squad which hasn’t won a conference game since October of 2017.“We have to fight,” midfielder Georgia Allen said. “That’s the simple part of it. You see a ball, you have to go get it. And that wasn’t there today.”From the start, Louisville showed its pressing intent, which Allen said the Orange were expecting. Allen played a pass back to Taylor Bennett in the first minute, and Bennett turned it over. She had to foul to prevent a Louisville scoring chance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textClarke Brown played similar balls back to Bennett later in the half, putting the centerback into situations where she again had to foul. Bennett eventually earned a yellow card in the 40th minute after a risky pass back from Brown.“Come on Clarke,” Adams shouted from the sideline, “What don’t we understand?”Bennett said after the game that it comes down to communication across the backline and knowing where to go with the ball before receiving it. Louisville broke through in the second minute because of a marking error by the Syracuse backline. A loose ball was poked to Delaney Snyder, who slotted the ball on the ground past Lysianne Proulx.“Really, we need to work on helping each other out,” Bennett said. “There’s a lot of times when she’s under a lot of pressure, and her pass makes it look like I’m under a lot of pressure, but that’s her only option. It’s how we have to get out.”It was part of what Adams called a “selfish mentality” when defending. SU was on “solo missions,” she said, trying to do everything by themselves instead of a structured team defense. That left passing angles for Louisville to exploit and nobody left to cover for players out of position.When Syracuse earned the ball back and looked forward, most of its passages ended with long-ball attempts, passes out of bounds or searching balls right to Louisville players. The Cardinals thrived in the midfield by winning second balls when SU tried to bypass the midfield altogether and looked for the front-three as target players.Allen attributed that to the distance between the defensive and attacking units. It made Syracuse’s passes high-risk and low-percentage. And because of the space, SU had no one to close down Louisville players coming back the other way.The Cardinals talent shone as wingers were able to go one-on-one with the Syracuse fullbacks. Louisville’s Emina Ekic easily skipped past Brown in the 18th minute but sent her cross too close to goalkeeper Proulx.In the 35th minute, Syracuse’s defense cracked once more. After the Orange were unable to clear the danger, Maisie Whitsett teed up Corinne Dente at the top left of the box. No SU defender closed her down, and Dente’s bullet fizzed, knee-high, past traffic in the box and just out of the reach of Proulx’s diving effort.Louisville added another marker in the 76th minute courtesy of Ekic. In transition, Syracuse’s defense failed, yet again, to close down the Cardinals No. 10 as she cut to her left foot at the top of the box. Ekic’s shot was placed perfectly in the top-left corner.“I thought the three goals they scored were clinical,” Adams said. “I mean No. 10, upper 90, there’s not a goalkeeper that can really make those saves.”Syracuse’s last eight games will all be against ACC teams, which makes finishing critical because SU won’t get many chances, Allen said. Two breakaways in the first half against Louisville ended in the safe arms of the Cardinals goalkeeper. An Allen volley in the second half slammed into the backstop.In the midfield, Syracuse made mistakes that kids would make, Allen said, not ACC players. First touches were too hard, forwards were unable to hold up the ball and passes were weighted wrong. The Orange need to get a bag of balls and go out and shoot, Allen said, because Louisville won the game by taking its chances while SU couldn’t.“There’s no difference between practice and games,” Allen said. “If you’re going to go out there and practice and just half-ass it, then what a shock that it comes to game-time and you don’t score.” Comments Published on September 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm Contact Arabdho: | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more