Riverside mansion fit for royalty

first_img121 King Arthur Terrace TennysonThere’s nothing this Tennyson house doesn’t have.Plenty of bedrooms? Yes, there are ten. Room for a large family? There’s 3593sq m of land, a tennis court and swimming pool.How about working from home and what if you have guests? There’s plenty of room for all of that.Jane and Mark Brodie bought their home at 121 King Arthur Tce, alongside the Brisbane River, 23 years ago and raised their six children there.There are three buildings on the property, a five-bedroom, three-level main house, a three-bedroom guesthouse and a separate office building which has a multipurpose entertainment room/gymnasium and full bathroom and could be used as a teenager’s retreat or for further two bedrooms. “Í am a real homebody. I simply love the house, spending time here and keeping it beautiful for my family,’’ she said.“My favourite part of the house is the back deck. It has it all. It is so relaxing and just lovely to sit and enjoy the amazing view with a coffee and a good book.’’It was also the perfect house for raising their large family with plenty of room for the children and things to keep them occupied.“From the beautiful lawns, the tennis court for playing tennis and basketball, the pool, the warm spa, a paddle in the river or just a movie in the cinema. It is all here for them.’’ While she loves the home they have created, it wasn’t quite like that when they first moved in.The main home was only built eight years ago and when it came to fitting it out and decorating Mrs Brodie called on an interior designer friend to help blend the classic look with a modern feel. Four of the five bedrooms are on the lower level of the home, two of those have ensuites and there is also a study, cellar and a fully-equipped 12-seat cinema on this level. The main bedroom is on the first floor of the house and its ensuite has a freestanding bathtub and fold -back windows which allow river views.It also has two-walk in robes and a river-facing balcony.The guesthouse is completed fitted out for separate living with private access, a full kitchen and laundry. There are three bedrooms one with an ensuite, a dining area, lounge and bathroom. It also has its own patio. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe entrance to the main home is through wrought iron doors and once in the foyer there are coffered ceilings and chandeliers.On the ground level of the main home are formal and casual living spaces as well as a dining room.There is a balcony and an outdoor kitchen as well as an eight-person spa and views across both reaches of the river and the Indooroopilly Golf Course. A separate building houses a home office, multipurpose entertainment room/gymnasium and full bathroom. This also has separate access and would be suitable for use as a teenager’s retreat or further bedrooms. They were first drawn to the house because of its location, which Mrs Brodie said had it all.“The riverfront location with the northern aspect really is magical. Both aspects of the river are spectacular both at sunrise and sunset,’’ she said. Outdoors is a swimming pool and poolside entertainment area, a tennis court with lighting and manicured gardens.The property is listed for sale with Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba.last_img read more

First STS LNG bunkering operation for Spain’s Bilbao port

first_imgLNG World News Staff The STS LNG operation (Image courtesy of Port of Bilbao)The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation via a ship-to-ship method has taken place in the Spanish port of Bilbao.LNG-fueled cement carrier, Ireland, received 90 cubic meters of the chilled fuel from the Oizmendi bunker vessel on February 3, according to a statement by the Spanish port.This was the first time that such an operation had been carried out in the entire Atlantic Arc and the Mediterranean, the Bilbao port claims.To remind, the 110m-long Ireland built by the Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit for JT cement also became the first vessel to bunker LNG in the port via a truck-to-ship method in March 2017.On the other side, the Oizmendi, formerly known as Monte Arucas, was recently converted to a bunkering barge becoming Spain’s first LNG supply vessel. It has two 300-cbm LNG tanks installed onboard.The conversion of the Monte Arucas forms part of a Basque region project that also includes adapting the BBG dock and regasification plant, and the design and construction of an LNG-powered tug.The project is being developed by Itsas Gas, owned 49 percent by the Basque Energy Agency (EVE). The remaining shares in Itsas Gas are owned by two partners from the Basque maritime industry: Remolcadores Ibaizabal and Naviera Murueta, with a 25.5 percent stake, each.The project is being co-financed by the EU through the Core LNGas Hive project. The EU contributed 4.85 million euros of the 9.7 million euros initially invested by Itsas Gas and its partners.last_img read more

4-day workweek anti-labor — group

first_imgFor the daily minimum wage earner, ashortened workweek means a reduction in income and diminution in benefits, saidGAWA secretary general Wennie Sancho who is based here. If necessary, GAWA would launch asignature campaign rejecting the bill, said Sancho. But according to Sancho, managementsobserve the “no work, no pay” policy, thus any scheme or policy that wouldresult to the diminution of wages and benefits is anti-labor. BACOLOD City – The General Alliance ofWorkers Associations (GAWA) is opposed to the proposed four-day workweek. “We will also seek the support of theMakabayan bloc in the House to drumbeat the issue,” he added. Abante’s proposal aims to reducetraffic congestion primarily in Metro Manila, he pointed out.center_img House Minority Leader BienvenidoAbante Jr. revived a proposal for a shortened workweek in the private sectorand non-frontline national government offices, as well as the maximization oftelecommuting or work-from-home law as a way to mitigate traffic jams inleading urban centers. Sancho said GAWA would seek thesupport of all Negros congressmen to block the passage of the bill on ashortened workweek. GAWA will be seeking alliance, too,with national labor federations like the Trade Union Congress of the Philippinesand Federation of Free Workers to fight the bill.  “It should not be applied outside theNational Capital Region. We are amenable to staggered working hours as long asthere is no diminution in rank and pay,” said Sancho./PNlast_img read more

Local COVID numbers low for Tuesday

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 758 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday. A total of 107,229 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,254,731 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.5% positive rate and 20 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,235 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 608 cases and 28 deaths reported (no change), Decatur County has a total of 446 positive cases and 38 deaths (no change), Franklin County has 289 positive cases and 25 deaths (up 1 new case), and Ripley County has 269 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 2 new cases). Locally, this is an increase of 3 new positive cases.last_img read more

Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Aubameyang pens three-year Arsenal contract Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year contract with the club.Linked with a move to Manchester United in the early weeks of the summer, the England international has now committed himself to Villa Park until 2025. In a statement to the club’s official website, Grealish said: “I am delighted to make this commitment to Villa. It is my club, my home and I am very happy here.“The owners have made it very clear to me how ambitious they are and how they want to build Aston Villa. There are exciting times ahead and I am very glad to be part of it.”CEO Christian Purslow added: “Jack is an emblem of our owner’s vision for Aston Villa. He joined our club as a local boy aged six and has developed into one of the country’s finest players finally becoming a full England international last week.“We are determined to build a top team around him and are delighted that he is extending his contract and committing himself to the club he loves.”The 25-year-old initially made his debut for Villa during the 2013-14 campaign. His performances during the 2019-20 campaign, the first in which Villa were back in the Premier League, won widespread acclaim, with the attacking midfielder scoring eight times in 36 outings and grabbing a further six assists.Furthermore, he scored twice in five Carabao Cup matches.Such was the quality of his play, Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs urged his former club to “go and get” the Villa star, while he was also told to join United by Paul Merson.Villa might not have started their competitive campaign for the 2020-21 season, but Grealish was called into active duty for England for the first time by Gareth Southgate as he featured for quarter of an hour off the bench in the scoreless Nations League fixture in Denmark on September 8.He will expect to be involved when Dean Smith’s side begin their Premier League calendar with a home fixture against Sheffield United on September 21, while the Villans will be in Carabao Cup action on Tuesday as they travel to League One side Burton Albion. Tags: Aston VillaContract SigningJack Grealishlast_img read more

Owls sign Martinez on loan

first_img Press Association He completed a loan spell with League Two side Oxford towards the end of the 2011/12 season, making just a solitary start. Martinez went on to enjoy two Capital One Cup outings for Arsenal last term, appearing in a 6-1 rout of Coventry and the memorable 7-5 victory over Reading at the Madejski Stadium. The Argentinian is behind Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Emiliano Viviano in Wenger’s pecking order this year but is a regular in the north London club’s Under-21 Development side. Martinez will compete with Chris Kirkland for the Owls’ number one jersey ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bolton in the Sky Bet Championship. Dave Jones’ struggling Wednesday side are one of only four teams in England’s top four divisions still to record a league victory this campaign. Martinez has established himself as a highly-regarded talent and has received international recognition by Argentina at Under-20 level although he is yet to make his senior debut. The 21-year-old joined the Gunners’ Academy in 2010 and was quickly handed a place in Arsene Wenger’s first-team squad at the Emirates Stadium. center_img Sheffield Wednesday have snapped up Arsenal goalkeeper Damian Martinez on a one-month loan deal.last_img read more

Panthers closing in on Giants

first_img Sheffield Steelers failed to cash in on the defeats to Belfast and Braehead as a 4-2 loss at Dundee Stars saw them slip to fourth. In Sunday night’s other game, Chris Auger scored a hat-trick to pace Fife Flyers to a 5-2 victory over Edinburgh Capitals. Nottingham Panthers closed the gap on Rapid Solictors Elite League leaders Belfast Giants to a single point with a 2-1 win at Cardiff Devils. Press Associationcenter_img Jake Morissette put the Devils ahead just 30 seconds into the contest on the powerplay but Robert Farmer and Robert Lachowicz found the net before the end of the first period to turn things around and took the points as neither team could find the net in the final two periods. Ben Arnt scored twice as Coventry Blaze comfortably beat the Belfast Giants 5-1, while braces from Cory Tanaka and Jordan Mayer helped Hull Stingrays see off fellow pacesetters Braehead Clan 6-2. last_img read more

Jaguars Franchise League 3-Day Tournament….. Lower Corentyne, West Demerara match

first_imgends in draw, win for Upper CorentyneMIDDLE-order batsman, Devon Clements,followed up his first innings unbeaten 143, with another important innings of 77 which included 10 fours and three sixes, as the sixth round Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars Franchise League three-day match between Lower Corentyne and West Demerara ended in a tame draw at the Tuschen Community Centre ground, yesterday.Clements innings helped tournament leaders Lower Corentyne to post a lead of 217. Royston Crandon and Jonathan Foo supported with 33 and 30 respectively.West Demerara,requiring 218 for victory in a minimum of 46 overs,were left stranded on 163/5 off 37.3 overs when the match was called off,with 10 minutes remaining in the day’s play. Raymon Reifer and Tagenarine Chanderpaul both struck 52. Bowling for Lower Corentyne, Royston Crandon took 5/60.Meanwhile, summarised scores from the other games are as follows:At Everest: Upper Corentyne defeated East Bank Demerara by 209 runs after East Bank Demerara were dismissed for 202 chasing 412 for victory. Steven Jacobs was the top scorer with 61 while Ershaad Ali 33, Mark Rhobe 29 and Stephan Harris 25 not out were the other main contributors. Bowling for Upper Corentyne, Shawn Perreira bagged 6/55 while Eon Hooper had 3/74.At Cumberland: West Berbice,resuming on 112/2,rallied to score 361 chasing 439 for victory. Avishwar Sewkarran top scored with 82 and Steffon Adams made 81.Kevin Jawahir 60, Leon Andrews 33 and Brentnol Woolford 22,were the other batsmen to offer resistance. Bowling for Georgetown, Christopher Barnwell picked up 3/51 while there were 2 wickets each for Sunil Singh, Devon Lord and Gajanan Suknanan.At Imam Bacchus ground , Essequibo: East Coast Demerara,resuming on their overnight score of 2/1, piled up a huge total of 468/3 with Chandrapaul Hemraj smashing an unbeaten 250 while teenager Bhaskar Yadram registered his second century of the match to follow up his first innings 118 with 121 in the second innings.Hemraj smashed 19 fours and 17 towering sixes during his classy innings while Yadram hit 14 fours and 2 sixes. Kamesh Yadram was the other not out batsman with 56. Bowling for Essequibo, Kemo Paul had 2/90.`last_img

The Latest: NCAA national office staff to work remotely

first_imgThe league announced the move Tuesday. The ACC had previously suspended those activities “until further notice.”The ACC’s statement said the cancellations came after a unanimous decision among league member schools, with Commissioner John Swofford saying league officials are “particularly disappointed for our student-athletes.” ___11:50 a.m.The French Open has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The French Tennis Federation announced Tuesday that the clay-court event will run from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. It is the first Grand Slam tennis tournament affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Main-draw competition was supposed to start in Paris on May 24. The Copa America has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.South American soccer body CONMEBOL says the tournament in Colombia and Argentina will be played between June 11 and July 11.CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez says “it is an extraordinary measure for an unexpected situation, and it answers the fundamental need to avoid an exponential development of the virus.”___10 a.m. Associated Press ___3:20 p.m.The IOC says there is “no need for any drastic decisions at this stage” about staging the Tokyo Olympics with more than four months until the opening ceremony.After consulting with sports bodies about the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, the IOC says “any speculation at this moment would be counter-productive.”The International Olympic Committee says financial interests will not dictate its decisions “thanks to its risk management policies and insurance.” The BHA says the decision was taken “to protect essential emergency services and the health and welfare of staff working in the racing industry.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says its “first duty is to the health of the public, our customers and to racing industry participants and staff,” while saying it will do its best to support those whose livelihoods depend on what Rust said is a “4 billion pound industry.”___1 p.m.The men’s and women’s European gymnastics championships have been canceled. The 16-team world championships are scheduled for Switzerland starting May 8. But Fasel says “there is no chance we can skate.”Fasel says the IIHF is consulting with its host and marketing partners and insurance carrier to determine what contractual obligations must be met before deciding to cancel the tournament.The challenges to go ahead with hosting the tournament are many, Fasel said, ranging from health directives in place limiting attendance to travel bans making it difficult for nations to send their teams.Another issue is players lacking practice time, with most of world’s hockey leagues having either indefinitely suspended or canceled their seasons. On Monday, the NHL announced it will wait 45 days before it can provide guidance on when teams can potentially reopen practice.___ 4:50 p.m.FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is ready to ask China to postpone next year’s 24-team Club World Cup to make space for the European Championship and Copa America.Infantino says he will propose talks with the Chinese government and the country’s soccer officials in a call Wednesday with a panel of FIFA vice presidents.That group will include the leaders of European and South American soccer who pushed their marquee championships back one year because of the coronavirus outbreak.The inaugural 24-team Club World Cup was set to open on June 17, 2021, in China as a signature project of Infantino. The FIFA president suggests rescheduling the club tournament to later in 2021, or in either 2022 or 2023. March 17, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___1:55 p.m. The NCAA is suspending normal building operations at its main office in Indianapolis, starting Wednesday through at least April 3. The NCAA national office staff will work remotely and continue normal operations. The NCAA says employees will continue to be accessible. The length of the suspension will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.___1:50 p.m.International Ice Hockey Federation chief René Fasel says it’s only a matter of time before the executive council is left with no choice but to cancel the men’s world championships because of the coronavirus pandemic.Fasel spoke to The Associated Press shortly after the IIHF canceled the Division I Group A and B world championships, which were to be held in Europe in late April. Kelmendi is the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic gold medal.Coach Driton Kuka is among the group. None of them has been infected by the virus.Kosovo has had 16 coronavirus cases. All sports and other entertainment or cultural activities have been suspended in the country and schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and pools have been closed.___9:55 a.m. In an open letter on the F1 website, Carey wrote: “We apologize to those fans affected by the cancellation in Australia, as well as the postponement of the other races to date. These decisions are being made … in rapidly changing and evolving circumstances, but we believe they are the right and necessary ones. We also want to extend our thoughts to those already affected, including those in the Formula 1 family.”On Monday, tire provider Pirelli said one of its staff tested positive for the virus and was undergoing treatment in Melbourne.___11:45 a.m.Soccer in Russia has been suspended until April 10. The Latest: NCAA national office staff to work remotely China has already resumed a partial track and field schedule after the virus outbreak subsided. It was supposed to host the world indoor championships this month in Nanjing but that event was moved to 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Hertha general manager Michael Preetz says “it was to be expected that the virus would reach the team sooner or later. The most important thing now is that everyone sticks to the rules.”___10:10 a.m.The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics.Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina. The Diamond League has called off its first three track meets of the season.The Diamond League was scheduled to start in Qatar next month. Two meets in China in May were to follow. The Diamond League says travel restrictions and disrupted preparations caused by the coronavirus outbreak have made it impossible to stage those competitions on time.The season is now tentatively set to begin in Stockholm on May 24.Only one of the three canceled meets has been rescheduled. The event in Shanghai is now set for Aug. 13. The meet in Qatar and the second Chinese meet have been postponed indefinitely but could be restaged after the Diamond League final in September.The 2020 season was supposed to see a shift in how the Diamond League is run with an extended 15-meet season and fewer events at each. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed from May to September because of the coronavirus pandemic.Churchill Downs officials said Tuesday the race will move from May 2 to Sept. 5, marking the first time in 75 years it won’t be run on the first Saturday in May.The last time the first leg of the Triple Crown wasn’t held on the first Saturday in May was in 1945, when the federal government issued a ban on horse racing because of World War II. The ban was lifted on May 8, and the Derby was held on June 9. The only other year the Derby wasn’t held in May was in 1901, when it was raced on April 29.The date change still must be approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its meeting Thursday.___ 1:45 p.m.UK Athletics says all clubs and groups should not be training or taking part in competitive races amid the coronavirus outbreak.The guidance follows directives outlined by the British government about limiting social contact.UKA said the suspension also applies to coaching and officiating.___ 1:10 p.m.The Spanish soccer league has offered about 500 coronavirus tests for its clubs.The tests have been distributed prioritizing teams that traveled to risk areas or already have players infected.Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay on Sunday became the first Spanish league player infected with the virus.The distribution of tests began last Thursday as part of the league’s actions to support its clubs during the pandemic. ___12:40 p.m.The Los Angeles Chargers have donated $250,000 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to make sure hunger relief services continue uninterrupted in Los Angeles County during the coronavirus pandemic. The Food Bank says the money will be able to help children and their families as children stay home from school, as well as seniors who are self-isolating and hourly workers who are experiencing interruptions to their schedules and paychecks.___ ___1:05 p.m.All horse racing in Britain will be suspended starting Wednesday.It was the last remaining major sport to be continuing in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.But the British Horseracing Authority says the race meetings in Wetherby and Taunton — being staged without fans on Tuesday — will be last until the end of April. The cycling season has been turned upside down by the outbreak. Prestigious events like the Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo and some early Belgian classics have been canceled or postponed. The Giro d’Italia also won’t start at its scheduled May date.ASO has yet to make a decision on the Tour de France. That race is scheduled to start in Nice on June 27.___noonThe Atlantic Coast Conference has canceled all athletics competition and practices through the rest of the 2019-20 academic year amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. The European Gymnastics Union says it tried to find ways to keep its events going despite the spread of the coronavirus but found it impossible because of government restrictions and travel bans.The events offered Olympic qualifying spots.The women’s championships were due to be held in Paris from April 30-May 3, and the men’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 27-31.Also called off are European rhythmic gymnastics championships in Ukraine and the European trampoline championship in Sweden, both in May.The UEG says it hopes the events can be rescheduled for the second half of the year. The Russian league was the best attended sports competition still operating in Europe last weekend with more than 33,000 fans at one of its games.The Russian Football Union says its board agreed to immediately suspend all competitions at a meeting Tuesday.That follows a wave of tighter restrictions on public gatherings and events across Russia and a decision by CSKA Moscow to cancel its upcoming game against Zenit St. Petersburg.Fans made ironic references to the virus outbreak at games last week. Fans of Zenit chanted “we’re all going to die” on Saturday and CSKA supporters displayed a banner on Sunday with the club crest and the message: “This virus is inside me. I’m its carrier.”___ The IOC says 43% of places at the games have yet to be confirmed.___2:25 p.m.This year’s European Championship has been postponed for one year.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the spreading coronavirus “makes football and all life in Europe quite impossible.” 10:35 a.m.Hertha Berlin’s players and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus.The Bundesliga club doesn’t say which player was affected.The team had been due to return to training on Tuesday after three days of individual exercise.Hertha doctor Uli Schleicher says “the player complained about the usual symptoms and we immediately separated him from the group. A test then produced a positive result for the virus. All players in our squad must now stay at home for the next two weeks.” 1:40 p.m.The Kontinental Hockey League and the VTB United League in basketball have suspended play.Both leagues say they will stop until at least April 10.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It had previously said it would pause for a week to draw up a new playoff format. It’s been left with six Russian teams in an eight-team bracket after Finnish team Jokerit and Kazakh team Barys withdrew.___ 1 p.m.The European Tour is postponing the Andalucia Masters that was schedule for April 30 to May 3 at Valderrama in southern Spain.That makes six regular European Tour golf tournaments have been postponed because of the new coronavirus. A total of eight events on the tour’s worldwide schedule have been postponed, including the Match Play and the Masters.The tournament is hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation. The tour said it would try to reschedule.Europe’s last event was on March 8 at the Qatar Masters. Next on the schedule would be the GolfSixes in Portugal on May 10-11. FIFA also plans to donate $10 million to the World Health Organization for tackling the new coronavirus.___4:35 p.m.Three major one-day classic bike races in France and Belgium have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.Race organizer Amaury Sport Organisation says Paris-Roubaix, the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege will be postponed. UEFA plans to play the tournament next year from June 11 to July 11. The 24-team competition is being hosted in 12 different countries.The postponement clears space to give national leagues and the Champions League and Europa League a chance to finish their seasons by June 30.European soccer is in a shutdown and it is unclear when games can resume.___2:15 p.m. ___12:10 p.m.Formula One CEO Chase Carey has apologized to fans for the early part of the series being called of by the coronavirus outbreak.The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne wasn’t canceled last week until teams and drivers forced it. A McLaren team member had tested positive and some drivers had already flown home, but F1 still waited to cancel until just before practices were scheduled to start.The following three races in Bahrain, Vietnam and China have all been postponed.last_img read more