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Massive price for Noosa mansion linked to former government minister Gordon Nuttall

first_imgThe view from the living and dining area.Features of the property include a 20m water frontage, infinity edge pool, private jetty and three-bay garage.Noosa’s prestige property sector was awash with buyers waiting in the wings for top end homes to hit the market. Records show the vendor, Harold Shand, bought the property in 2005 for $6.46 million.In 2011, Mr Shand made headlines when he was sentenced to 15 months in jail for corruptly paying $60,000 to the then Queensland Government minister, Mr Nuttall. The property has soaring ceilings and huge glass panels to take in the view.Mr Reed said it was only a matter of time before the $18 million achieved last year in a record sale for a home in the Sunshine Coast region was eclipsed.“There are better properties that would exceed that result, but have just not been offered to the market,” he said. ‘Showpiece’ trophy home sells in multimillion-dollar deal This property at 54 Noosa Pde, Noosa Heads, has sold for $7.1m.Selling agent Adrian Reed of Reed & Co Estate Agents said the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house at 54 Noosa Parade sold in a cash unconditional deal to a Brisbane family, who planned to use it as a holiday home. MORE: Coast’s first penthouse sells at auction Mega mansion is all class Harold Shand arriving at court in 2011 when he was sentenced to jail for corruption. Picture: Phil Norrish.A WATERFRONT mansion owned by a former Brisbane lawyer who bribed disgraced ex-government minister Gordon Nuttall has sold for $7.1 million.The 20-year-old property has not been touched since it was built in 1997, but its dress-circle position in one of Noosa’s most sought-after streets attracted buyers from all over the world. Former Queensland Government Minister Gordon Nuttall leaving court in 2017. Photo: Phil Norrish.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago The Courier-Mail reported last year that the former lawyer had lost a bid to keep his name on the solicitors’ roll.Mr Reed said the property was in need of a “significant renovation”, but was in a “marquis position” and could easily be updated. The property has a sun lounge overlooking the Noosa River.“There’s a backlog of buyers for these positions, and many with the capacity to pay more than $7 million,” Mr Reed said.“A lot of buyers we’re dealing with are either self-funded retirees, commercially capable or expats.” The property has an infinity edge pool and private jetty.“Out of all of the stock we have listed currently, it’s been our most sought-after piece of property with multiple contracts,” Mr Reed said.He said the home had attracted international interest, but most inquiries had come from prospective Sunshine Coast buyers. This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, set a new record for the Sunshine Coast region when it sold for $18m in 2018.last_img read more

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Stena Drilling secures another rig gig

first_imgOffshore driller Stena Drilling has signed a contract with Timor Sea Oil & Gas Australia Pty Limited (TOGA) for the Stena Clyde semi-submersible drilling rig. The rig owner said on Thursday that the campaign for TOGA, a subsidiary of Northern Oil & Gas Australia Pty Limited (NOGA), is around 30 days and will start around April or May this year.Stena Clyde has been kept warm stacked for a period of time in Darwin, Australia.Stena noted that this workscope now represents a great opportunity for the Stena Clyde as the unit remains active and competitive in Australian waters.The Stena Clyde is a twin pontoon, column stabilized drilling unit, of an Aker H3 design. The vessel has been modified with an additional six stability columns to provide adequate operating deck load for operations in 1,640ft water depths. It was built by Rauma Rupola in 1976 and modified in 1985 and 1997.This is the second contract award for Stena in less than a week. Namely, Nexen Petroleum earlier this week awarded a contract to the Stena Spey drilling rig for work in the UK Central North Sea.In addition, Stena at the end of January signed a contract with Energean for the development drilling of the Karish field, offshore Israel.Stena Drilling will deploy the Stena Forth drillship “or such substitute as may be agreed by the parties” to drill three development wells in Q1 2019, subject to Energean’s Final Investment Decision (FID) regarding the Karish and Tanin gas fields.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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DINAGYANG LEVELS UP | Baronda: Festival portent of greater things for Ilonggos

first_imgWith P10.75-million in total top prizesup for grabs for the three best Ati tribes wowing the crowd with their360-degree performances, Dinagyang 2020 promises to take the festival to awhole new level, to greater heights of performance and pageantry. Such, too,heralds the greater and leveled up Iloilo City under the leadership andcollaboration of Rep. Baronda, Mayor Treñas and Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon. This, in gist, sums up the impact andsignificance of Iloilo City’s decades-long love affair with the DinagyangFestival, according to Rep. Julienne “Jam” Baronda, the city’s first womanrepresentative. Baronda looks forward to a greater, moreprogressive Iloilo City with its own economic zone and freeport to offer jobseven to overseas Filipino workers who would prefer to stay with their families. The number of judging areas wereadjusted from five to four to make sure the performers are not exhausted sothat they would be able to show their best and with the same level of intensityin all four judging areas.  ILOILO City – “As the city levelsup, so does the Dinagyang – indisputably the country’s best tourism festival.” “What our beloved Mayor Jerry Treñas andthe Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI) drew up for us to witness andenjoy this year are more than the sights and the sounds that we have beenenjoying every January. The experience that we will have is also symbolic. Tome, Dinagyang 360° and all the activities this Dinagyang are a portent ofbetter and greater things to come for the Ilonggos,” Baronda told Panay News in an exclusive interview. “Dinagyang 360 is a novel idea. It willmake us see the beauty of the performances from all angles. That strikes me assymbolic. When the time comes, the people will enjoy the development projectswe are now working on. Everyone will reap the benefits regardless of whateverdirection they’re coming from,” Baronda added. Apart from introducing Dinagyang 360°,IFFI also cut down the number of tribes to eight but subsidized them more andclosely monitored them to ensure that their masterpieces are beyondexpectation. center_img DINAGYANG movers and shakers (from left) Atty. Jobert Peñaflorida, president of the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc.; Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas and Cong. Julienne Baronda enjoin everyone to have fun this Dinagyang Festival 2020. Treñas earlier vowed to show to theworld and the Ilonggos that Dinagyang 2020 has more to offer and that thetourists and local spectators will enjoy it like they’ve never done before. For this year’s Dinagyang, an inspiredcity leadership tapped a group of brilliant and successful local businessmenwho volunteered their time, their pockets, and their imaginations to form theIFFI and take the festival to new horizons. Changes were introduced to keep itforward-thinking, vibrant and innovative but which were very much grounded tothe event’s reason for being as seamlessly  summed up in this year’s theme,“Perfect Vision: Celebrating the Ilonggo Spirit in Honor of Señor Sto. Niño,” She envisions a city with better andaccessible hospital services, educational scholarship programs, excellenttransport management system and well-connected land, sea and air transport,efficient city-wide drainage system, sports academy, and an iconic bridge. “We are working on realizing the HOPE(Health, Obra, Peace and Order, Education) programs and projects that wepromised our people during the campaign. We have filed 29 bills as principalauthor and 27 bills as co-author to make this dream turn into reality. Andthese bills were just for the first five months in office. Of course, we willfile more necessary pieces of legislation,” said Baronda. Treñas, Baronda and Ganzon form the“Gugma, Uswag, Arriva” triumvirate who harvested landslide votes in the 2019elections./PNlast_img read more

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Zidane has the ambition to become France coach

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny read also:Zidane relaxes on luxury yacht after La Liga triumph “We all have a story and I, the story with the France team, it was great until my last match. With ups and downs, but my story has been beautiful. If one day it has to continue, it will happen naturally. But this is not the news. What will happen will happen.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, is desiring to succeed Didier Deschamps as France coach. According to Zidane, coaching the national team is something he’d welcome. He told AFP: “I said so here, a dozen years ago: if I am a coach, why not one day coach the France team? This is nothing new. Even Didier Deschamps knows it because he was the one who announced it.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Top-Ranked Argonauts Set for Round of 16 Match

first_imgTop-Ranked Argonauts Set for Round of 16 Match Share May 8, 2007ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – For the 21st consecutive season, the top-ranked West Florida’s men’s tennis team is among the final 16 teams remaining. On Wednesday, West Florida will open play in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis Championships at Sanlando Park.West Florida (23-3) will face 20th ranked Abilene Christian (24-9) at 10:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday. After losing in the Gulf South Conference Championship match on Apr. 22, the Argonauts rebounded with two wins last weekend in region tournament action. West Florida defeated Alabama-Huntsville (5-0) and Delta State (5-1) to reach the Round of 16. Since their loss to Mississippi on Mar. 17, West Florida is 11-1, including three wins over top 10 opponents. Last season West Florida advanced to the national semifinals before suffering a 5-3 loss to Lynn.Abilene Christian (24-9) advanced to their first Round of 16 since 2004 with a 5-1 win over Cameron last week. Abilene Christian has won five of their last six matches, including a pair of victories to claim the Lone Star Conference title. Of Abilene Christian’s nine losses this season, only one has come against a Division II opponent. Aside from their 6-3 loss to Incarnate Word, the Wildcats eight other losses have been against Division I competition.West Florida and Abilene Christian have only met once previously. Last season West Florida won a 6-3 match in Austin, Texas. The winner of Wednesday’s match will meet the winner of the Concordia (N.Y.)/South Carolina-Upstate match in Thursday’s quarterfinals.Follow the match will the “live stats” link on the men’s tennis page of www.goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Riley wins BCA presidency in landslide

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Cricket West Indies director Conde Riley won a landslide victory here Thursday night to become the new Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) president.The veteran administrator garnered 284 votes to easily beat out challenges from former Director of Sports, Erskine King, who collected 85 votes and former BCA acting president Deighton Smith who picked up 80 votes.Riley, an outspoken retired banker who has served in various capacities, both at the BCA and CWI, replaces legendary former West Indies fast bowler, Joel Garner, who is now the senior Windies team manager.“I am very surprised at the number of people who voted for me. I have served on the board of the BCA with my two opponents and I know their ability,” Riley was quoted as saying afterwards.He said one of his first priorities would be seeking an end to a dispute which has marred the Everton Weekes Under-13 Championship.Lawyer Calvin Hope was also elected a vice-president after picking up 170 votes to defeat former England Test batsman, Roland Butcher (118), Maurice Gaskin (107) and Kamal Springer (37).Another lawyer Gregory Nicholls has returned as board secretary after winning the race with 172 votes, with Anthea Ishmael (142) and Winston Stafford (112) failing to gain sufficient favour with the BCA membership.last_img read more

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New CWI president to apologise to Simmons

first_img… ready to settle legal claimsBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Newly-elected Cricket West Indies (CWI) president, Ricky Skerritt, says he intends to issue an apology to former head coach Phil Simmons, for recent controversial comments by his predecessor, Dave Cameron, who labelled the Trinidadian’s hiring as a “bad decision”.The former St Kitts and Nevis government minister, who stunned Cameron in last Sunday’s CWI elections in Jamaica, hinted that the regional governing body was poised to settle the long-running legal dispute over damages with Simmons.Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with CMC Sports yesterday, a passionate Skerritt said Simmons had been “very competent” in his time in charge of West Indies, and described his sacking as one of the low points in West Indies cricket during the last administration.During the recent election campaign, Cameron told a Jamaica radio station that CWI “made a bad decision when we hired Phil and we had to get out of that situation”.But Skerritt, who said he was involved in Simmons’s hiring, disagreed.“In our opinion, the Phil Simmons issue was one of the unfortunate developments over the last few years,” Skerritt said.“Phil Simmons is an excellent coach, a world class coach. I think my predecessor made an an unfortunate statement when he said it was a mistake hiring Phil Simmons.“I was involved in the interview panel that recruited Phil Simmons from a long list of competitors and Phil Simmons was the best candidate, and he proved himself in terms of his results on the field to have been a very competent coach.”He added: “And if it is one thing that I’m going to do as president of CWI is to apologise to Phil Simmons for having been referred to as a mistake. CWI did not make a mistake when Phil Simmons was recruited.”Simmons was abruptly axed in September 2016 just days before the start of a series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, for what CWI said were “differences in culture and strategic approach”.The Caribbean side were promptly whitewashed in the Twenty20 and one-day series, before also losing the three-Test series, 2-1.Skerritt said he remained sceptical about the reasons behind Simmons’s dismissal.“There might be some more underlying causes which we are not privy to,” the former West Indies team manager noted.The matter has since been the subject of a court case between Simmons and the board, with Cameron saying recently the former West Indies player had claimed too much in damages, causing the matter to drag on.CWI had already admitted liability in the matter.A court hearing was set for yesterday and Skerritt gave the assurance that the matter would soon be a thing of the past.“Within minutes of becoming president – literally within minutes – as soon as the annual general meeting ended, I was able to have a quick brief from the chief financial officer and the chief operations officer on the matter,” Skerritt said.“And I’m confident that matter will be sorted out very, very quickly, if it actually hasn’t been sorted out already today (yesterday). I will find out tomorrow (today) and as soon as the matter is settled, CWI will put out a statement accordingly.”last_img read more

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2018 WCQ wrap: Aubameyang magic fires Gabon into third round

first_imgBundesliga star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted his penalty shootout kick on Saturday as Gabon became the first team to reach the third round of African 2018 World Cup qualifying.Gabon beat Mozambique 4-3 on penalties following extra time in Libreville after Gabon won 1-0 to level the second-round tie at 1-1 on aggregate.Aubameyang, who has scored 22 goals from 20 appearances for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions this season, missed the 1-0 away loss to Mozambique three days ago due to injury.He did not score during the 120-minute second leg, but set up the only goal for Malick Evouna after four minutes at Stade L’amitie Sino Gabonaise.A crowd that included President Ali Bongo Ondimba saw Aubameyang dart down the left side and cross for Evouna to calmly fire the ball past goalkeeper Soarito and several defenders.Soarito produced several fine saves before Mozambique came close to equalising seconds from the end of regular time when Gildo struck the base of the post. After 30 tense, unexciting minutes of extra time, Gabon goalkeeper Didier Ovono saved two shootout kicks before Aubameyang hammered his high into the left corner.A further five second legs are scheduled for Sunday and 14 for Tuesday.SATURDAY’S RESULTSBotswana 2-1 Mali Chad 1-0 EgyptEthiopia 3-4 Congo BrazzavilleGabon 1-1 Mozambique (Gabon win on penalties)– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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White Stripes’ Jack White helping restore Negro League ballpark

first_imgThe stadium currently is closed to the public, but new plans intend for it to be used for baseball, soccer and cricket games.Watch the stadium rebirth video, which features Hall of Fame player Turkey Stearnes’ daughter, here: Rockstar and Detroit native Jack White is partnering with the Piast Institute and the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium to launch a campaign that will restore Hamtramck Stadium in Michigan. The White Stripes frontman, who is a known Tigers fan, is donating $10,000 to the campaign. The goal is to raise $50,000. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will match donations up to $50,000, according to Patronicity.com. Hamtramck Stadium, which hasn’t been used since the 1990s, is one of the last remaining Negro League baseball stadiums in the country. It was the former home of the Detroit Stars and featured Negro League legends like Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson.last_img read more

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Wellington Fire/EMS Department report: Aug. 15 – Aug. 21, 2016

first_img16-Aug10:07 PMMedical Emergency500 block N. Plum 19-Aug9:26 AMTransfer to Wichita 17-Aug6:29 PMNatural Gas Leak300 block North B 15-Aug9:33 AMMedical Emergency200 block S. Drexel 19-Aug7:24 PMMedical Emergency200 Block Peach Lane 17-Aug3:17 PMMedical Emergency1000 block Myles Drive 19-Aug9:46 PMWater RescueMulvane 17-Aug10:56 AMMedical Emergency600 block S. Washington Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 21-Aug9:44 PMMedical Trauma500 block N. Plum 18-Aug2:27 AMMedical Emergency700 block East 4th 18-Aug2:14 PMGrass FireKansas Turnpike 19-Aug2:03 PMMedical Emergency1300 block North A 18-Aug10:01 PMMedical Emergency300 block North F 18-Aug2:17 PMGrass FireKansas Turnpike 19-Aug1:51 PMChemical Leak200 block E. Botkin Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 19-Aug11:36 PMMedical Emergency300 block N. Olive 21-Aug7:28 AMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin 15-Aug3:09 PMTransfer to Wichita 16-Aug11:39 PMTransfer to Wichita 16-Aug10:21 AMTransfer to Wichitacenter_img 17-Aug2:07 AMMedical Emergency700 block E. 4th 16-Aug9:35 AMStructure Fire900 block West 30th South 18-Aug5:39 PMMedical Emergency500 block E. Harvey 15-Aug12:21 AMMedical Emergency400 block West 16th 17-Aug1:45 PMMedical Emergency1000 block Myles Drive 18-Aug4:11 AMMedical Trauma1500 block North Olive 16-Aug2:35 PMGrass Fire100 Street South & Broadway 17-Aug8:13 AMMedical Emergency200 block North C 18-Aug11:59 AMMedical Trauma1500 block North Olive 20-Aug11:58 PMTrapped Under Car100 block N. Olive Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Aug. 15 to Aug. 21, 2016 is as follows: 17-Aug1:33 PMMedical TraumaOxford 19-Aug4:02 PMPower Line Down1500 block North Park 17-Aug12:10 PMInvestigate Smoke200 block S. Ridge Road 20-Aug12:47 PMTransfer to Wichita 16-Aug9:21 PMMedical Emergency600 block E. Hillside 17-Aug5:48 PMMedical Trauma32 Clark 20-Aug4:31 AMVehicle Accident800 block N. West Road Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 19-Aug9:07 PMVehicle AccidentKansas Turnpikelast_img read more

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