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The riverfront estate in a gold medal position

first_imgMr Stockwell said he would always treasure the many family memories at Myora Park, saying it had been an emotional experience packing up the home.“But it is time for someone new to enjoy it,” he said. “And we are leaving a few surprises, but that will be for the new owner to discover.” There is also formal and informal dining areas, as well as a sitting room with a wet bar, wine cellar, a formal lounge as well as a vast living room with river vistas. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoSix bedrooms can be found throughout the homestead, including a master suite with plenty of windows including clerestory casements, a walk-in robe and an ensuite with a claw foot bath and bidet. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45It has been in the family for three generations, and while the time to sell has come, letting go is never easy. Myora Park at Moggill is owned by Necia Stockwell, the mother of former Olympian turned property developer Mark Stockwell.She and husband Bill Stockwell, now deceased, founded the Stockwell Property Group back in 1952, which is now headed by their former elite swimmer son.“It is bittersweet (selling up),” Mark Stockwell said. “I remember when my parents bought the place and feeling incredibly lucky.“It is on the intersection of the Brisbane and Bremer rivers and it was such a sensational and beautiful place to grow up.” Former Olympian Mark Stockwell grew up at Myora ParkMr Stockwell said he and his siblings were all involved in the local pony club, and has several horses on the property.He said it was very much a typical childhood, and a place where they could explore until the sun went down. Myora Park sits on 10 acres, and the homestead is packed full of period features including handcrafted parquetry flooring, soaring 3.7m ceilings, a two-way log fireplace, leadlight accents and chandeliers.A sweeping driveway leads up to the residence, which has a traditional bullnose veranda with views of the gardens and landscape.Outside there is also a pool, spa, sauna, tennis court and barbecue facilities.But there are plenty of modern conveniences inside. The kitchen has top appliances, plenty of storage, marble and stainless steel benches, and there is even a second kitchen for catering big family events. The four remaining bedrooms all have built-in robes, while a fully self-contained guesthouse gives guests a place to relax in private.Other features include a home office/library, ducted airconditioning and four car accommodation with a large workshop attached.last_img read more

Travelers advised to adhere to ferry terminal regulations

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Roseau Ferry Terminal (file photo)Tourism Minister Senator Robert Tonge wants travellers to adhere to regulations implemented at the Roseau Ferry Terminal, especially with regards to the check-in and cut off times for departure.Senator Tonge told the Discover Dominica Authority’s ‘Talking Tourism’ radio program on Monday 17 August 2015, a large textile tent has been installed above the terminal to accommodate passengers awaiting the ferry service.“What happened in the past is that because the area was small, people would come in and then they would leave, they’d go and do their last minute shopping, or stay outside and when they see the ferry coming, that’s when all of them would rush back to the ferry terminal,” he explained.Senator Tonge said this new tent will eliminate the complaint regarding adequate space and urged travelers to adhere to the new rules to ensure efficiency at the terminal.“So persons have to begin to respect the closing times. When the gate is closed, it means even if you’ve checked in and you go, when you come back it means you may get kicked off the vessel so persons have to adhere to it,” Mr Tonge said.Chief executive officer of H. H. V. Whitchurch & Company Limited, Gairy Aird, the ferry’s agent, also reminded passengers that once they are checked in they cannot go out of the terminal as they will have to be re-checked by immigration/security officers.“If they do that, we’re supposed to close, I think half an hour before the vessel arrives, and if we do that, we’ve done our job, it means people go outside and go onto the road they come back in and there’s all that pressure on the immigration and the security, [at] the last minute and that is one of the major problems that we have,” Mr Aird explained. “So hopefully, as the Minister said there will be certain things put in place and I expect that the traveling public can do what they can to make it work,” he added.Mr Aird said what induces a vessel to call in Dominica is the efficiency of the port, which could be impacted when checked-in passengers go back outside.“If for example they leave half an hour late, yes they can get to Guadeloupe or Martinique on time but it means that they have to go much faster. If you go faster you’re going to burn more fuel and the attractiveness of Dominica as a port of entry is much less,” he informed.Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA), Benoit Bardouille indicated that their goal is to ensure that the ferry service is treated like at the airport.“We would want to ensure that the turnaround time, as it is called for the ship to come and then leave, is within the time frame set, I think somewhere in the region of 20 minutes, 25 minutes, sometimes we push ourselves depending on the number of passengers,” Mr Bardouille said.“Because it’s a chain reaction, if it’s late in Dominica, its late everywhere else and that same vessel have to turn around and come back later in the evening,” he added.center_img Tweet 358 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNewsTravel Travelers advised to adhere to ferry terminal regulations by: Dominica Vibes News – August 19, 2015last_img read more

Venezuela to vote for new parliament on December 6

first_imgCARACAS – Venezuela will vote for a new parliament on Dec. 6, the country’s elections council said on Wednesday, officially setting a date for a poll that the opposition says is rigged in favor of the ruling Socialist Party. The opposition has controlled parliament since 2016, and current legislative chief Juan Guaido has been recognized by dozens of countries as the nation’s rightful leader following the disputed 2018 re-election of President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the Venezuela’s national award of journalism ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela June 29, 2020. MIRAFLORES PALACE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS center_img “We announce for Dec. 6, 2020, the electoral process (for) the National Assembly for the 2021-2026 period,” elections council chief Indira Alfonzo said in a televised broadcast. (Reuters)last_img read more

Ellsworth swim team caps off successful year at state championships

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. ORONO — His swimmers were on the way to the locker room and the team bus, but Jim Goodman wasn’t ready to leave just yet.The Class B girls’ swim championships had just concluded, and the crowd at the University of Maine’s Stanley M. Wallace Pool was beginning to file out. Goodman, the Ellsworth swim coach, was slowly packing up his things. He sat for a moment to ponder the season that had been.“I love doing this,” he said. “Watching these young men and women improve all year long, that’s what’s so rewarding to me.”Each and every week, Goodman takes time to emphasize how much his swimmers have improved. At state meets Saturday and Monday, those swimmers made him proud one more time.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth boys’ team finished second at Saturday’s boys’ championships, and the girls’ team finished 11th on Monday. Both the boys and girls teams won awards for good sportsmanship, and sophomore Camden Holmes was named the boys’ meet’s top performer.Holmes was one of three boys’ swimmers to win two or more races on the day. He won the 100-yard freestyle in 48.27 seconds and also claimed victory in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.76. He also joined Richie Matthews, Sam Alvarado and Austin Baron on the 200-yard freestyle relay team, which finished third.Alvarado finished ninth in the 200 free earlier in the day. Immediately after the race, Goodman said, Alvarado asked trainers to take a look at his back. He injured his back in practice two weeks ago, and it appeared as if he might have aggravated it.After a conversation with the trainers, the Ellsworth senior decided there was only one option: to swim through it. He did so and won the 500-yard freestyle for the second straight year.“He was in a lot of discomfort, but Sam is a warrior,” Goodman said. “We kept asking, ‘Are you sure you can do this? Are you OK?’ He kept assuring us that he was, and he beat the guy next to him in the last few yards.”Ellie Clarke brought home three medals for the girls. Clarke finished seventh in the 50-yard freestyle and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke. Her third medal came when she joined Miriam Nelson, Caitlin MacPherson and Arianna Peterson on the 400-yard freestyle relay team, which finished eighth. MacPherson won her final heat and finished seventh in the 500 free.Even as Goodman packed the last of his things, he didn’t let go of the sportsmanship banner. He kept it in his right hand and carried it with him as he left the pool deck. His team had accomplished a lot, but that blue banner meant the most.“Above all else, I care about the upstanding people they’re going to become,” he said. “The fact that the coaches from all over the state voted our team as the best in both meets tells me they’re on their way.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Student coalition hosts coordinated sit-ins on campus

first_imgOn Wednesday afternoon, 60 students representing numerous campus organizations coordinated four sit-ins throughout campus, as well as a rally at Tommy Trojan, in opposition to the university’s continued business relations with the apparel brand JanSport.The Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation, the leading group of the sit-in and protest, claims that JanSport’s parent company, the VF Corporation, is directly linked to the deaths and ill treatment of numerous factory workers in sweatshops in Bangladesh.At approximately 2:00 p.m., a group of 60 students staged the sit-ins at four locations: Vice President of Admissions and Planning Katharine Harrington’s office at Town & Gown, Vice Provost of Student Affairs Ainsley Carry’s office in the Student Union, the office of the Director of Trademark Licensing and Social Responsibility Matt Curran in University Village and the office of the USC Bookstore Director Dan Archer.Sarah Newell, a member of SCALE and lead campaign coordinator of Wednesday’s sit-ins, said that the protestors’ presence was meant to demonstrate to  administrators that they can no longer ignore their students’ voices.“[On Wednesday] 60 students from more than 45 groups across campus decided to occupy four different USC offices to let USC know that treating students this way isn’t going to silence us, and they can’t keep us down by treating us like criminals,” Newell said.Newell was referencing campus administration’s response to an 18-student SCALE sit-in that occurred at Bovard Auditorium on Tuesday, April 15, during which participants were threatened with phone calls to parents, revocation of financial aid and suspension. The sit-in lasted for four hours and ended with no official resolution.Following Wednesday’s four coordinated sit-ins, which lasted approximately two hours, protestors congregated at Tommy Trojan to rally for their cause and garner the attention of President C.L. Max Nikias, who members claim at the time was having tea with another student organization in the nearby Ronald Tutor Campus Center.The rally hosted three guest speakers, including Maria Elena Durazo, the general secretary of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.“I am proud you are doing this in the name of people in another part of the world,” Durazo said. “You are doing it because you care about anybody, everybody, anywhere — an injustice to someone anywhere is an injustice to everybody everywhere.”Assistant Professor of Sociology Veronica Terriquez also spoke at the event, acknowledging the protestors’ ability to make a difference through their continued efforts.“Students have a power to make history,” Terriquez said. “What you’re doing today can really have an impact when you’re working in solidarity with people across the world … Keep up the movement, keep up the fight.”During the protest, some students also spoke about their experiences from the day’s sit-in. SCALE member Liz Fernandez claimed Harrington made light of the student’s efforts.“She snapped a couple of pictures [of us] to send to everyone … She told us over and over that our little protest wasn’t going to get us anywhere,” Fernandez said. “To hear an administrator say to me that my voice doesn’t need to be heard is absolutely ridiculous.”Harrington could not be reached for comment.SCALE members spoke with the Daily Trojan after the event and mentioned that following the Bovard Auditorium sit-in last week, students outside of the organization have expressed concerns with the university’s actions.“The results of [last Wednesday’s] sit-in are really what produced this effort here today, because all these students here today — many of whom are not affiliated with SCALE — were so disgusted when they heard about what happened in the office and how we were treated,” said Francesca Bessey, a junior majoring in international relations.SCALE member Andy Su noted that outside support highlights how far the organization has come.“Following the sit-in from last week, people have been coming up to me and saying, ‘It’s really messed up what administration did.’ My response is, ‘Yes, they’ve been doing this for the last eight months,’” Su said. “To see the public responding positively and supporting us — we’re really on the brink of change here.”This is SCALE’s second rally since the Bovard sit-in last week, and campaign coordinator Hannah Nguyen stressed that the organization will continue to act until they are addressed by campus administration.“Workers’ lives are still on the line every single day, so we’re going to continue fighting on these last weeks of school and onto next year if necessary,” Nguyen said. “But we hope that by the end of the school year, USC will decide to start respecting student voices and the lives of workers.”last_img read more

Former Trojan defensive end Everson Griffen arrested near USC

first_imgFormer USC defensive end Everson Griffen was tased and apprehended by LAPD after assaulting an officer at a traffic stop near USC’s campus at around 4 p.m. Monday.Former USC defensive end Everson Griffen was arrested near campus Monday.Police officers were performing a traffic stop at the intersection of 30th and Hoover Streets when they pulled Griffen over. He did not have a valid I.D. on him and became aggressive when questioned by officers, according to an LAPD spokesperson. Griffen attempted to run away and then assaulted one of the officers who was pursuing him. The officers tased Griffen, then arrested him on a charge of felony battery.Griffen, who was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 100th overall pick in last April’s NFL Draft, had been on campus earlier in the day to visit coaches and players.As a junior, Griffen recorded 45 tackles for the Trojans before giving up his final season of elgibility to declare for the draft.Monday was not Griffen’s first run-in with the law.On July 4, 2009, Griffen, along with former USC linebacker Jordan Campbell, was cited by the Nantucket Police Department for a noise violation at a party.last_img read more

Recipe: Turned Cornmeal/Coo Coo

first_imgTurned cornmeal or coo coo is an all in one meal that is cooked in many Caribbean countries. It is very nutritious and tasty.What you will need:1 tablespoon Cooking Oil3 strips Bacon, chopped1 small Tomato, chopped2 stalks Scallion (green onion), chopped1 cooking Onion, chopped1 teaspoon Salt1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme or (1 teaspoon fresh)2 cups Coconut Milk1 1/2 cup Cornmeal1 cup Cold Water1/4 teaspoon West Indian Hot Pepper Sauce1 tablespoon Butter or MargarineMethodFry bacon in cooking oil until crisp2. Add tomato, scallion and cooking onion to the pot and saute until they tender3. Add salt, black pepper and thyme and stir4. Pour coconut milk into pot and bring to a boil; in the meantime, mix water and cornmeal together until smooth5. Add hot pepper sauce and butter or margarine6 Stir in cornmeal mixture; keep “turning” until cornmeal thickens and cooks through; about 10 minutes after adding the cornmeal.Makes 4 to 6 servingslast_img read more

Asafa Powell Runs Fastest Time in Three Years in Germany

first_imgLEVERKUSEN, Germany – Former 100m record holder blazed to his fastest time in three years to place second in the 100m at the Bayer Classic in Germany on Wednesday.At the meet which took place in Leverkusen, Germany, 36-year-old Powell clocked a time of 10.02 seconds, recording a season’s best, to finish behind Arthur Cisse of the Ivory Coast who won the race in 9.93 seconds. Ojie Edoburun of Germany was third in 10.08sThe 10.02 represents the fastest time Powell has ran since his  10.01 at the Zagreb World Challenge Meet in Croatia in September of 2016.Powell has been steadily finding form this season, clocking faster times as the season progresses.Just two weeks ago at the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern meet in Switzerland, Powell finished fourth with a time of 10.17. He had qualified for the men’s 100m final with 10.35.Asafa Powell was the Jamaican world record holder of the 100m before Usain Bolt. He first broke the 100m world record when he ran 9.77s in Athens in June 2005, breaking the previous record of 9.78 held by American Tim Montgomery. He broke his own record again in September 2007 in Rieti, Italy with a time of 9.74 seconds.Usain Bolt then lowered the record to 9.72 the following year.last_img read more

Mikel López de Torre: Jdigital – Spain’s Open Opportunity…

first_img Share Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Mikel López de Torre – Jdigital SpainHaving been promoted to President of Spanish online gambling trade body Jdigital this January, Mikel López de Torre seeks to develop a progressive, business first and socially responsible framework for Spain’s new and existing stakeholders.Leading Jdigital, López de Torre details Spain’s new upcoming licensing window, which will see new operators enter the market. However, López de Torre warns potential new market entrants that without social responsibility cohesion, operators will face difficulties…______________SBC: Hi Mikel, thanks for the interview. The Spanish market is entering a period of expansion and transition. As a digital trade body what role do you want Jdigital to play in its development? Mikel López de Torre: Well the Spanish market has been expanding and transforming since it was regulated in 2012. Clearly, there has been asymmetries between products, where poker has struggled to grow in the national liquidity scenario, and sports betting boomed on the back of a great performance of in-play betting markets.However, overall growth rates in Spain have been strong in every year on year comparison. And throughout these past 5 years, Jdigital has played an active role as the voice of the entire Spanish online gambling ecosystem, which is the role we should continue to expand. We are lucky enough to have a proactive and open-minded regulator, who understands that building a strong and sustainable industry, is the best way to ensure gambling remains a safe and responsible entertainment option.SBC: From a European perspective, Jdigital is one of the younger industry trade bodies. Is this an advantage for your operations, and how will you work with betting stakeholders to introduce them to the Spanish market? MLT: Jdigital is as young or old as the market in which it was born and operates. It has grown in parallel with the Spanish Online Gambling Market. And in my view, that is a great advantage. We have been able to work side by side with operators, affiliates, software providers, labs, law firms, payment methods, and the regulator itself, to shape our industry from day one.The two main advantages we offer to our associates are the market specific knowledge and training we offer through our parent association ADigital (With a range of in-depth sessions around Spain’s AML or data protection regulations, and access to key stakeholders in Spain’s top companies). And the industry-specific knowledge we ourselves provide through JDigital (with legal counsel by specialised lawyers, regular updates on market activity, access to our integrity programme, and improved rates on services).SBC: Leading Jdigital what concerns, do you have with regards to Spain’s upcoming licensing window and its opening for potential raft of new market entrants? MLT: From the Association’s perspective, this new window is very positive. It shows that some of the measures we’ve been advocating for, such as the shared liquidity on poker (which we’d like to see extended to other products and to international liquidity), or the regulation of slots machines, were positive steps that have made our market more appealing to both Spanish consumers and foreign operators. Simultaneously, it highlights the positive impact of listening to our requests. And proves that the reports and case studies we produce to back up these requests are accurate and unbiased. SBC: Entering 2018, Jdigital has placed a high emphasis on expanding stakeholder social responsibility initiatives. Why is responsibility and accountability at the forefront of your market development? MLT: Responsibility has always been, and will always be a crucial part of what we do. As an entertainment industry, we understand that our users have to enjoy and have fun while gambling for the industry to succeed.  If it stops being fun to become a problem, then it is no good for anyone in the industry. The same would happen in other industries as video games, sports, shopping, TV shows and so on.The emphasis is focused on being more vocal about the work we do on responsible gambling. Historically, our industry has never tackled the subject openly in the media. But we’ve come to the realisation that if we leave the industry’s image in the hands of other actors, they invariably project a negative image which simply doesn’t correspond with reality.SBC: From a personal perspective, you have worked within multiple European jurisdictions. As a Spanish stakeholder, what can your market learn from its European counterparts, and furthermore what should it avoid to replicate? MLT: First and foremost, we should be more open to innovation. I can understand why the Spanish regulator decided to be prudent and conservative in 2012, limiting the range of regulated games. But nowadays it makes no sense to create specific regulations and licenses for each new product. In a digital industry, innovation is key to staying competitive.Furthermore, taxation has to be reviewed. Its enough with a quick revision of regulated jurisdictions to understand what works and what doesn’t. Which countries have a strong industry driving wealth, employment, international access and healthy growth, versus the jurisdictions that are stagnant, with enterprises essentially trying to stay afloat…SBC: Finally, in 2018, amid changing conditions for all European gambling stakeholders, How will you gauge success for Jdigital and its Spanish market stakeholders…What do you deem as genuine progress for all?  MLT: The Spanish Online Market is still very young, we just opened up to poker shared liquidity, and we have a World Cup coming up in summer. So we should see strong revenue growth once again. But more importantly, we need to ensure this growth is perceived by the general public, the media, and the politicians as what it is. A positive development in a relevant entertainment industry that´s full of potential and operates responsibly. It’s in our hands.__________________ Mikel Lopez de Torre –  President – Jdigital SpainSpanish Market opportunities will be discussed and debated at the upcoming ‘Betting on Football Conference’ (#BOFCON2018 – 20-23 March 2018 – Stamford Bridge – London) Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img read more