Slices of island heaven up for grabs in Queensland

first_imgWho hasn’t dreamt about owning an island resort in the Whitsundays? Or maybe a tropical resort at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef?Or why not do both, with Long Island Resort and Club Crocodile Airlie Beach Resort both listed for sale with vacant possession via an international expressions of interest campaign.Long Island Resort, which has been owned by private investor David Kingston’s Ocean Hotels group for the past 20 years, is expected to fetch between $15 million and $20 million, while Club Crocodile Airlie Beach Resort is predicted to attract between $8 million and $10 million.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agolast_img read more

Arteta set to offload Lacazette, Aubameyang, Ozil in major shake-up

first_img Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Best Movie Robots Of All TimeTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And WhyWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?World’s Most Delicious Foods Mikel Arteta is planning a major Arsenal shake-up to kickstart his stalled Emirates revolution. And senior stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil are all threatened. Lacazette, Aubameyang, Ozil are all at risk as Mikel Arteta plans an Arsenal shake-up New boss Arteta has been disappointed by the team’s lack of progress since he was appointed seven weeks ago. Now he believes his under-performing squad needs major surgery after assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the players he inherited from Unai Emery. With the team in serious danger of failing to qualify for Europe for the first time since 1996, Arteta accepts he might have to sell a number of the club’s highest-paid players to finance a summer spending spree. Experienced strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be casualties if Mikel Arteta sells to fund a reshuffle Six senior players, including top earners Ozil and Aubameyang, are out of contract in less than 18 months’ time. And head of football Raul Sanllehi has made it clear to Arteta that no one will be allowed to run down their deals then leave as a free agent next year. Arteta is eager to keep captain Aubameyang and still hopes his top scorer will sign a contract extension.center_img But all negotiations have been put on hold until the end of the season, when the club will have a clearer understanding of their financial situation. Aubameyang, who turns 31 in June, does not want to spend another season outside the Champions League and is aware of Barcelona’s interest.Arteta acknowledges that a player who cost them £60million two years ago cannot be allowed to leave for nothing. And it is a similar situation with Ozil, who has not scored all season and has managed just one assist in the league. The 31-year-old has been substituted in six of his eight games for Arteta but insists he is happy at the Emirates and plans to see out his £350,000-a-week contract. French international striker Lacazette has also struggled to impress Arteta and has failed to score a Premier League goal in two months. If Aubameyang can be persuaded to stay, then Lacazette, 28, could find himself surplus to requirements and suddenly on the market before his resale value plummets. Mikel Arteta is ready to swing the axe after being unimpressed by Arsenal so far Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish Arteta also faces some big defensive calls, with Sokratis, David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi all in the final 18 months of their contracts and uncertain of their place in Arteta’s long-term planning. Arteta’s men fly to Dubai this evening and he hopes four days of warm-weather training can reinvigorate his struggling team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Bros nabbed over murder charge

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with murder,two persons were arrested in Barangay Tabu, Ilog, Negros Occidental.  The 18-year-old Jorge Estrabela andhis 21-year-old brother James of Barangay Nangka, Bayawan City, Negros Orientalwere caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, apolice report showed. The suspects were detained in thelockup facility of the Bayawan City police station. Police officers served the warrantissued by Judge Gerardo Paguio of the Regional Trial Court Branch 63 in BayawanCity dated April 1, 2019.   The court recommended no bail bond fortheir temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Twin 20 triumphs for Linkenhoker, Worrell in Virginia Sprint Series Shenandoah show

first_imgBy Jim HainesSHENANDOAH, Va. (May 14) – A rain delay on April 30 after the trophy dash meant a changeup format was put into play when Virginia Sprint Series drivers returned to Shenandoah Speedway Saturday night for a pair of twin 20-lap features.Anthony Linkenhoker became the first repeat winner for IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars this season in the rescheduled race, Glenn Worrell earned his first pavement win in the night­cap and Bill Rice went home with two runner-up finishes.The first feature had Worrell and Tony Harris on the front row with Harris out first. Rice was strong up high right behind them and got Worrell first and then Harris on lap six, but Linkenhoker was coming on strong as well.Linkenhoker was in second by lap 10 and in the lead for good two laps later. Worrell was pressing Rice as laps ran out.Feature number two had Worrell and Harris on the point as the green waved with Worrell out front on the bottom and Harris mid-track. The two traded the lead lap after lap with Worrell gaining the upper hand on lap eight.Rice moved to second but was no match as Worrell remained smooth and fast out front.Next week it’s back to Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro on Saturday, May 21 for another dirt track show.ResultsRescheduled feature – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker; 2. Bill Rice; 3. Glenn Worrell; 4. French Grimes; 5. Josh Perreault; 6. Jerald Harris; 7. Ron Moyers; 8. Tony Harris.Scheduled feature – 1. Worrell; 2. Rice; 3. Linkenhoker; 4. Jerald Harris; 5. Tony Harris; 6. French Grimes; 7. Perreault; 8. Moyers.last_img read more

SR 56 to close for bridge replacement

first_imgSwitzerland County, IN— S.R. 56 will close near Lamb in Switzerland County for approximately 30 days beginning on or after Monday, July 22, weather permitting. The road will be closed 6.5 miles west of S.R. 129 for a $1.4 million bridge replacement project over Green Valley Creek.The closure was originally scheduled to begin June 10 but has been delayed due to weather. The official state detour for the closure is S.R. 129 and U.S. 421.last_img

Alan Pardew wants Dwight Gayle to keep supplying goals for Crystal Palace

first_img Pardew feels the Belgian has a promising future. “Jason is a young player that we brought from abroad, he has fantastic technical ability,” Pardew said at a press conference. “He has lots to do to threaten our first team, but he is a smiley boy so we hope he does well here.” Pardew reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of the West Brom match. Connor Wickham, Mile Jedinak, Damien Delaney and Joel Ward are all in line to return following the international break. “I am a bit frustrated because I have so many key first-team players missing,” he said. “That is an area we need to put right. My medical team tell me by the time we play West Ham they will be back, and that will be much better news for us. “But we are still strong this weekend, though. We are fortunate that the starting XI who are on the sheet most weeks are still there, which is good.” Pardew indicated Gayle would be in his plans for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off against West Brom, when former Eagles boss Tony Pulis returns to Selhurst Park. However, when asked whether the player was set for a new deal, Pardew said: “It’s not something I’m aware of. “We obviously have to keep an eye on players’ contracts as they run down, but I think we are pretty comfortable where we are. “Signing Yannick (Bolasie) was a real boost for us and having key players under long contracts bodes well for going forwards.” The Eagles boss continued: “I was very impressed with him (Gayle) last Sunday. If he had scored two goals he would have been man of the match, and he could have, he was so unlucky with a couple of chances. “That is what he gives us and he has worked his way into the team. “He will play on Saturday and hopefully he will score.” Palace recently added 17-year-old Anderlecht winger Jason Lokilo to the club following some time training with the under-21s and receiving international clearance. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew hopes Dwight Gayle can let his goals do the talking again this weekend, but is not aware of any new deal in the pipeline for the striker. The 24-year-old forward was a target for both Norwich and Bristol City in the transfer window but remained at Selhurst Park. Gayle grabbed a hat-trick in the 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Charlton and impressed when drafted into the attack for the Barclays Premier League game against Watford, where Palace won 1-0. Press Associationlast_img read more

Houlton knocks off GSA boys’ basketball team in Class C North title game

first_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 Bio Latest Posts BANGOR — It’s over.After three straight Gold Ball wins and countless nights of dominating opponents on the Cross Insurance Center floor, the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team’s run of mid-February dominance has come to an end. GSA’s latest opponent, the Houlton Shiretowners, proved worthy of dethroning the back-to-back-to-back regional and state champions with an impressive performance from start to finish.Houlton defeated GSA 54-34 in the Northern Maine championship game Saturday to draw the Eagles’ reign as the unquestioned kings of Class C North boys’ basketball to a close. The Shiretowners overcame a sluggish start to the game with an efficient shooting performance and relentless defense to gain separation from GSA, which will end the season without a state title for the first time in four years.“It just wasn’t our night,” GSA head coach Dwayne Carter said. “I’m a little disappointed we didn’t play our best game tonight, but that happens.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIsaac Wardwell gave GSA a two-possession lead to start to the game with a pair of baskets in the first three and a half minutes, during which the Eagles kept No. 4 Houlton (18-4) scoreless. Yet things changed quickly past the halfway mark in the first quarter when Nolan Porter hit back-to-back 3-pointers for the Shiretowners to spark an 11-0 Houlton run.Houlton then followed a Tanner Ashley 3-pointer with a score of its own to end the first quarter, and the Shiretowners continued their momentum into the second with four of the period’s first five baskets. Third-ranked GSA (18-4) kept Houlton in check offensively for the rest of the half, but the Eagles themselves mustered just five points during that span and trailed 25-15 at the break.GSA’s Percy Zentz defends against Houlton’s Cameron Callnan during the second half of the Class C North boys’ basketball championship game Feb. 23 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Zentz was part of a GSA senior class that boasted an 82-6 record over four years. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“They put a lot of ball pressure on, and they made every pass tough,” Carter said of Houlton’s suffocating defense. “We tried a bunch of different sets to try and get going, but we just could never get into a flow.”After GSA scored the first basket of the second half, senior Reece Dannenberg responded to four Houlton points with a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 29-20. Yet the Shiretowners scored the next nine points and took a 40-24 lead into the fourth quarter when Caleb Solomon made a layup at the buzzer.GSA cut the deficit to 46-33 after Houlton stretched its lead to 20 points early in the fourth quarter, but that was as close as it would get. The Eagles’ only points the rest of the way came on a Percy Zentz free throw as the Shiretowners walked off the floor with a Class C North title.Wardwell led GSA with 14 points. Dannenberg (five points), Michael Moon (four points), Tanner Ashley (three), Zentz (three), Caden Mattson (two), Andrew Szwez (two) and Eric Mote (one) also scored for the Eagles.Carter said Houlton’s string of 11 straight points made a comeback difficult for GSA early in the game. Although there were still more than three quarters to play at that point, Houlton’s shot-making and tough defense made it hard for the Eagles to keep pace with the Shiretowners.“We got off to a good start, but then we missed our assignments and let Porter get open twice,” Carter said. “Once they got rolling, that was it.”Both Carter and Houlton head coach Tim Brewer felt confident about how their teams matched up against one another entering the contest. Yet the Shiretowners, who got 18 points from Keegan Gentle and 14 from Porter, got the better of GSA in the matchup battle as they were too much on offense and limited the reigning champs’ scoring output to roughly half their season average on defense.“Coming into the game, I actually thought we matched up well with them on the defensive end,” Brewer said. “I didn’t think they matched up with us on the offensive end as far as their defense; I didn’t think they had anyone who could guard Keegan.”Houlton will return to the Cross Center to face Class C South champion and No. 1 seed Winthrop (20-1) for the state title at 8:50 p.m. Saturday, March 2. The Shiretowners will be seeking their third state title after winning Gold Balls in 2004 and 2014.Although GSA’s string of regional and state titles is no more, the Eagles still proved they could compete with the best in returning to another Northern Maine championship game. With Szwez, Mattson and Moon back next year, Carter’s team will have title ambitions once again.“People didn’t expect us to get this far, but I knew we could,” Carter said. “It didn’t end the way we wanted it to, but it is what is.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more

Dalung to Approach Presidency over Rio2016 Preparations

first_imgBy Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is been hampered by the inability to account for the N2.9billion released by the Federal Government to the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC) last year.Speaking in Lagos last weekend, Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, said that the money meant for the 2015 All Africa Games as well as the preparations for the Rio2016, could not be properly accounted for which explains why the Federal Government was reluctant in releasing further funds.Now, Dalung has promised to take the matter of Nigeria’s preparations for the summer games to the Presidency to avoid a repeat of the failure at London 2012  in Brazil.“The money was meant for the 2015 African Games, as well as preparation and participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but as I am talking to you now, I don’t have money to call our athletes to camp, and we have not been able to go back to the Presidency for more money because we have not retired the one they gave to us,” declared the minister who was in Lagos to inaugurate the 20 boats donated to the Rowing and Sailing federation.Dalung further revealed that the said money was released to the former director general of the defunct NSC, Mallam Al Hassan Yakmut and the Presidency insisted that it must be accounted for before more money can be given to sports for the Olympic preparations and participation. “A few days ago, I got the explanation of how the money was spent, but I believe we can do better than that. We have to be tidy in everything we do so that people will look at us with respect. We will go back to the Presidency to bail us out in respect of the Olympic Games in Brazil,” stressed Dalung.While also speaking on the country’s sports facilities most of which were in sorry states, Dalung said that the former Games Village in Afuze in Edo State was worse than the shrine in his town in Plateau State.“The Games Village in Afuze, is worse than the local shrine in my village. We have however set up a committee to go round and give us an update report on the state of these facilitiesThey will be brought back to life. All the abandoned sports projects scattered all over the country will be completed and put to use for the benefit of our youths,” stressed the sports minister. “I am not going to build new facilities when the ones we have are not being utilised effectively. So, what I will do is to update all the facilities to make them useful to our athletes. “We have secured a sponsor, a developer backed by banks to refurbish the National Stadium, Lagos. He will also build a five-star hotel within the facility. “The Abuja Stadium will also be redeveloped by a concessionaire, who will build an artificial lake within the facility. That lake will take care of most water sports when completed,” he promised.Dalung also explained that he had no hand in the scrapping of the NSC, stressing that  it was done within the purview of the civil service.  “The Federal Government was in the process of merging some of the departments and ministries when I assumed office in November. I was not a member of the body charged with that responsibility, but I knew about the proceedings through the permanent secretary, who briefed me on what was going on. “Unfortunately, the former NSC Director General, (Yakmut), had a good argument on why the NSC should be retained, but he never brought that argument to me. I would have been able to convince the committee on the need to retain the NSC. And so when he came to me after the committee had concluded its assignment, there was nothing I could do about it. I could not call them back to begin the process afresh,” revealed Dalung. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 11-10 loss to Virginia in the ACC tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — As Syracuse midfielder Peter Dearth raced down the field, his teammate Nick Mellen stood over Virginia attack Michael Kraus, staring down UVA’s leading scorer. As Dearth scored, Mellen motioned to the UVA bench before pounding his chest and yelling out loud.Syracuse jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead because Mellen forced a Kraus turnover on the first possession that led to a fastbreak goal on the other end. When the first half whistle sounded, Virginia led SU 5-4. Kraus had either scored or assisted on every first-half goal.After antagonizing Kraus on the first play of the game, Mellen struggled to slow him down for the remaining 59 minutes as Kraus led No. 4 seed UVA (11-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) over No. 1 seed Syracuse (7-6, 4-0 Atlantic Coast), 11-10, at Klockner Stadium on Friday night in the ACC tournament semifinals.Here are three reactions from SU’s early exit.Michael Kraus proves dominantAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Virginia tacked on each goal in the first half, Kraus’ point total kept rising. The attack found himself the focal point of every offensive opportunity.Behind 3-2, Kraus tried to force his way toward cage against Mellen, but the defender held his position firmly, forcing Kraus behind the cage. But instead of dishing the ball, as he had done in the early minutes, Kraus curled back around the right side of SU goalie Dom Madonna. Mellen draped himself all over Kraus, but still the sophomore found space and rifled in a shot over his left shoulder and past Madonna.When he didn’t shoot, because the SU defense collapsed on him, Kraus found open attackers, notching three assists in the first half, as the Orange failed to protect the cage when it slid. Kraus’ teammates proved beneficiaries.SU’s offense can’t compete with UVA’sIn Syracuse’s first matchup with Virginia — despite escaping with a 12-11 win — the offense was denied by UVA goalie Alex Rode 15 times, and that trend continued Friday night at Klockner Stadium, as Rode added 10 saves.Early in the second quarter, SU earned a two-man-up opportunity. As the Orange swiftly moved the ball around the perimeter, Stephen Rehfuss cut out from behind the cage onto the right side of Rode. Quickly, Rehfuss’ teammates found him wide open, but as he ripped a shot low, Rode quickly reacted to stuff the attack and end his team’s two-man disadvantage.Continuously SU fired shots from the perimeter, unable to beat Rode.On Wednesday, ahead of SU and Virginia’s ACC tournament semifinals matchup, UVA head coach Lars Tiffany told The Daily Orange that he thought one of the most impressive parts of SU’s team was how the young offensive weapons grew from the first matchup. He didn’t have the same depth among his young players, he said.But while Rode dominated in cage, Matt Moore also thrived in the open field. The freshman midfielder notched five points on the day, taking over in the second half. At the end of the third quarter, when SU began gaining some momentum, Moore shut the door with a goal from 15 yards out and just 10.8 seconds remaining in the quarter.Syracuse struggles at the faceoff XIn the two teams’ first matchup in early March, Syracuse took advantage of Virginia’s defense by simply dominating possession and forcing the defenders to play more. SU won the faceoff battle 16-11 in that first contest.In this game, though, Danny Varello and the faceoff crew couldn’t muster the same success. Virginia beat SU in the faceoff X 18-7, forcing SU to do more offensively with fewer opportunities.And when SU did finally manage to win the faceoff, it often resulted in turnovers, poor shots or the back of Rode’s pocket. Comments Published on April 27, 2018 at 11:11 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edulast_img read more

PokerStars extends Bolt coverage with IAAF Monaco Diamond League sponsorship

first_imgShare Share Related Articles UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’ February 27, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Amaya Inc online poker subsidiary PokerStars has furthered its brand coverage partnership with new poker ambassador Usain Bolt, confirming that it will sponsor the upcoming  IAAF Monaco Diamond League athletics meeting at the Stade Louis II Stadium on July 21.PokerStars will provide the bibs for all eight athletes competing in the men’s 100m race, as they tune up for next month’s  the IAAF London World Championships in London. The race will undoubtedly be a monumental historic significance to the world of athletics, as it’s the penultimate race of Bolt’s illustrious career.  Eric Hollreiser, PokerStars Director of Corporate Communications lauded the unmistakeable Bolt with praise, “Usain is one of the greatest athletes in history and we look forward to seeing him in what will be an exciting event for sport fans around the world.” He went onto add that “PokerStars is proud to support the men’s 100m race at the IAAF Monaco Diamond League and further our relationship with Usain Bolt.” This summer PokerStars marketing announced that Usain Bolt, the world’s greatest sprinter would be joining Team PokerStars, initially competing in its ‘All-in’ challenge against friend and fellow PokerStars Brand Ambassador  Kevin Hart (US Comedian/Actor). For PokerStars, maintaining a cordial partnership with Bolt as he concludes his prestigious career, will provide them with a tremendous opportunity to not only be part of history, but to promote their brand and the game of poker to a much wider reaching market.last_img read more