Douglas in demand

first_img6 Moreton Ash Drive, DouglasShe is selling 6 Moreton Ash Drive and has listed it for offers to purchase.The home has five bedrooms and three living spaces spread over two levels and would suit a large family.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I’ve had a lot of interest from people who already live in the suburb and are looking to upgrade,” Ms Plozza said.“The number of days properties stay on the market is quite short and proprieties there also get good rental returns.“The suburb is designed around the natural curve of the rive so have beautiful walkways and ponds.” 6 Moreton Ash Drive, DouglasDOUGLAS remains a suburb in demand with house hunters keen to buy into the area and take advantage of walking tracks, parklands and natural beauty while being only minutes from the Ring Rd.Ray White Douglas agent Nicole Plozza specialises in selling property in the popular suburb and said there is a handful of streets that are particularly prestigious with Moreton Ash Drive being one of them. 6 Moreton Ash Drive, Douglas The home will be open for inspection on Sunday from 10am-10.30am. For more information call Ms Plozza on 0415 624 609.center_img 6 Moreton Ash Drive, Douglas6 Moreton Ash Drive is positioned on a 768 sqm corner block with side gate access while the spacious house has 372 sqm of space.Outside there is a children’s play are with climbing area, swing set and soft fall artificial lawn as well as a garden shed and swimming pool.The home is well appointed with premium features such as granite benchtops and Bosch appliances in the kitchen, media room, huge walk-in wardrobe attached to the master bedroom and double vanity in the ensuite.last_img read more

Protecting Point Pleasant Beaches

first_imgNew Jersey Representative, Chris Smith, has announced that progress has been made on restoring the beaches in Point Pleasant Beach Borough, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signaling it is planning to return to address recent erosion caused by severe weather over the past week.“Good beaches are essential to a successful local economy, tourism, and our shore town residents,” said Smith in his latest release. “As promised by USACE, high dunes must be accompanied by wide beaches and appropriate slopes, and we’re counting on the Corps to follow through with this important beach protection.” Smith spoke directly to USACE earlier this week, and followed up with a letter sent to Lieutenant Colonel Kristen N. Dahle, Commander of the USACE Philadelphia District that oversees the project.The Corps recently informed Smith that it was working on a plan of action that would get the contractor Weeks Marine back to Point Pleasant Beach for re-pumping, once the contractor completes the work in Bay Head.“I am writing to you once again about the critical coastal storm damage reduction project in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., in my congressional district which the Army Corps of Engineers has been diligently constructing in recent months,” Smith wrote.“Constituents have told me first-hand accounts of seeing their long-awaited, replenished beaches nearly washed away, with sea waters reaching the very foot of the dunes,” Smith said. “I have been in contact with Point Pleasant Beach officials, as well as Keith Watson, the Corps project manager, to express my support for the borough’s request that the Corps act as quickly as is possible on concerns about restoring the beaches.” Smith also spoke to Point Pleasant Beach Mayor, Steve Reid, to assure that he would work with the Corps to repair the recent damage.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Rusty

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Rusty! If Rusty were money, he would be 59 pounds of rare copper pennies because that is the gorgeous and unusual color of his shiny coat!  Volunteers at the shelter know he is a super-friendly, tail-wagging, people-kissing boy.Because Rusty is a 1-year-old, he will do best with an active family who can provide him with a securely fenced yard (tall fence), plenty of exercise, leadership, training, tasty food, and love (he promises to give love back). If you are looking for a great, handsome, and loving forever-dog, Rusty might be your dream guy. To schedule an appointment to meet him in person, or if you have further questions, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Fraser Valley Three-peats Female Midget AAA

first_imgThe Fraser Valley Phantom made it a Female Midget AAA Champion Three-peat by sweeping the Thompson/Okanagan Rockets in the best-of-three league final Saturday in Langley. The Phantom will now advance to the 2014 Esso Cup, April 20 – 23 in Stoney Creek, Ontario.Chelsea Wilson and Kaely McMurty scored singles in Fraser Valley’s 2-0 win Friday to open the series. Saturday, Kirsten Martin scored the only goal as the Phantom pulled out the narrow 1-0 victory.Valencia Yordanov and Rachel Fontinha each posted shutouts for Fraser Valley.Fraser Valley defeated West Coast Avalanche in three games to advance to the final while the Rockets edged out Northern Cougars, also in three games.The Avs got past Kootenay Wildcats in two games in quarter final playoff action. The Cats, 6-19-5, finished the regular season in fifth place in the six-team league.The Female Midget AAA League was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite Female Midget teams. Since its inception, the FMAAA league has had over 50 players go on to play at post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States.last_img read more


first_imgWILD DUDE: One of three Jerry Hollendorfer-trained entrants, this 6-year-old Florida-bred horse by Wildcat Heir was second, beaten one length by San Onofre, as the even money favorite in the Los Angeles Stakes April 16 with Kent Desormeaux up. He’ll be reunited with Rafael Bejarano on Saturday, and although he drew the rail, he is a perfect two for two from that post and will hope for a lively pace. A winner of the Grade I, six furlong Santa Anita Sprint Championship four starts back on Oct. 3, Wild Dude is a four-time graded stakes winning sprinter who also took Del Mar’s Grade I, six furlong Bing Crosby Stakes on July 26. A nationally prominent sprinter dating back to February, 2014, Wild Dude, who is owned by Hollendorfer and Green Smith, Jr., is 21-7-5-4 overall with earnings of $975,232. DREAM SATURDAY: Owned by Top Racing, LLC, he’s been away since Aug. 9 at Saratoga and will be making his first start for Hollendorfer on Saturday. Third, beaten 2 ¼ lengths three starts back in the Grade I, seven furlong Carter Handicap at Aqueduct on April 4, this 5-year-old horse by Any Given Saturday has an impressive local work tab to his credit as he seeks his initial stakes win with Mike Smith aboard for the first time. With a win from two starts at 6 ½ furlongs, Dream Saturday is 12-4-2-1 overall with earnings of $198,156. SUBTLE INDIAN: A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Indian Charlie, Subtle Indian comes off a huge gate to wire win in the Grade III, six furlong Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn Park on April 10. Trained by Robertino Diodoro and owned by Mercedes Stables, LLC, Subtle Indian, who broke from the rail in a field of nine, won the Count Fleet by 3 ¾ lengths and dating back to Jan. 15, rattled off four consecutive sprint wins at Oaklawn. With seven wins from nine overall starts, Subtle Indian figures to be well-backed in the betting with regular rider Ramon Vazquez shipping in for what his connections hope will be his fifth consecutive win. With six of his seven wins coming at Oaklawn Park, Subtle Indian has earnings of $500,300. KAFISTER: Trained by David Bernstein, this 6-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Kafwain is a nose shy of having won three starts in a row. A game nose winner of a six furlong classified allowance here on March 25, Kafister, who was claimed by Bernstein for $20,000 some 16 starts back in March, 2014, has been in the money in his last seven starts, winning his last two. Owned by longtime clients Alan Aidekman and Gaylord Ailshie, Kafister is razor sharp, but will be making his first added money start since running fourth in his third career start, Santa Anita’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. Kafister, who will be ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat, is 26-11-3-4 overall with earnings of $324,450. THE GRADE II KONA GOLD STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 9 (of 11)                                                                                     ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2016)–With recent graded stakes winner San Onofre leading the way, several locally based sprinters such as Wild Dude, Coastline, Cherubim, Sahara Sky and Kafister, along with out of state invaders Subtle Indian and Dream Saturday, all loom dangerous in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes, for older horses at 6 ½ furlongs. Named for trainer Bruce Headley’s Eclipse Award winning sprinter (2000), the Kona Gold has attracted a wide-open field of 10. Wild Dude–Rafael Bejarano–122Souper Knight–Abel Lezcano–120Cautious Knight–Santiago Gonzalez–120Coastline–Tyler Baze–120Cherubim–Tiago Pereira–120Dream Saturday–Mike Smith–120Subtle Indian–Ramon Vazquez–120Kafister–Flavien Prat–120Sahara Sky–Martin Garcia–120San Onofre–Edwin Maldonado–120Saturday is Preakness Day at Santa Anita. Admission gates will open early at 8 a.m. First live race post time is at 12 noon. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit SAN ONOFRE: Trained by Karen Headley, bred by her father, trainer Bruce Headley and owned by the family’s Matson Racing, San Onofre relished his outside post position in the Grade III, 5 ½ furlong Los Angeles Stakes on April 16, as he stalked a fast pace and went on to an authoritative one length win under Edwin Maldonado. A 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Surf Cat, San Onofre will again break from the far outside and will hope for a similar trip in the Kona Gold. With four wins and as many seconds from 11 starts at Santa Anita, San Onofre has six wins from 13 overall starts and earnings of $402,385. SAHARA SKY: Trained and owned in-part by Hollendorfer and Kim Lloyd’s Sweetwater Stable, this 8-year-old son of Pleasant Tap gained national acclaim when he won the prestigious Grade I Metropolitan (Mile) Handicap at Belmont Park in May, 2013. A dedicated deep closer, Sahara Sky’s last win came eight starts back in Santa Anita’s Grade II, seven furlong San Carlos Stakes in March, 2014. Third, beaten one length in the Kona Gold 13 months ago, Sahara Sky, who is now based with Hollendorfer at Golden Gate Fields, was likely in need of his a last race there, as he had been away nine months prior to finishing fifth in a six furlong classified allowance on April 23. Classy Sahara Sky, who will be ridden for the first time by Martin Garcia, has three wins from seven starts at 6 ½ furlongs and is 25-8-4 overall, with earnings of $1,180,238. COASTLINE: One of two Phil D’Amato-trained horses in the lineup, this 5-year-old horse by Speightstown comes off a good second, beaten a length and a quarter, by top sprinter Kobe’s Back here in the Grade II, seven furlong San Carlos Stakes on March 12. Originally based in the Midwest, Coastline, who is owned by Agave Racing Stable or Jaam Racing, Inc., won the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf two starts back and will be making his fourth start for D’Amato in the Kona Gold. In his first-ever start at 6 ½ furlongs on dirt, Coastline should be mid-pack early with Tyler Baze riding him back. A winner of five of 20 overall starts, he has earnings of $396,806. CHERUBIM: Trained by D’Amato, this 5-year-old Henny Hughes gelding posted a game nose victory in a 6 ½ furlong classified allowance at Los Alamitos on April 22 but will take a steep raise in class in the Kona Gold. Prior to his win at Los Alamitos, Cherubim had been idle since running second in the restricted Pirate’s Bounty Stakes going six furlongs at Del Mar on Sept. 7. Owned by Gerald Frankel, Cherubim, who is 13-3-5-1 overall, will be making his first graded stakes assignment with regular rider Tiago Pereira set to ride back.last_img read more

Bulldogs fall to Redding Christian despite strong passing game

first_imgLos Molinos >> Despite impressive shots by Rachel Rogers the Bulldogs couldn’t hold off Redding Christian, taking a 56-37 loss Friday.The game started tight with each team trading scores before the Lions sprung ahead with two 3s by Jaycie Province, ending the first quarter 18-8.The Bulldogs stepped up their game in the second half when Rogers brought on an aggressive string of 2s, but to no avail. Redding Christian’s Livi Lindsey picked up eight points in the third quarter and nine in the …last_img read more

Draymond Green: “We have to assume” Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins to miss entire Western Conference Finals

first_imgOAKLAND – After reevaluating Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins on Thursday with their respective injuries, the Warriors are mentally preparing for them not to play at all against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.“We have to assume that — this year, they are never coming. I know something will be made of that,” Draymond Green said, realizing that might be interpreted he also meant he does not think either player will re-sign this summer as a free agent. “We have to …last_img read more

MH370: How air safety sleuths determined the flap was retracted.

first_imgA damaged component on the part of the right outboard wing flap closest to the fuselage of a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was a key to the finding by air safety sleuths that the flap was likely stowed in the flight position. Flaps are moveable panels on the trailing edge of the wing that can be extended to increase the surface area of the wing and increase the lift as the plane slows down to land.The panels have defined stages of deployment, with “flaps 30’’  often used for landings,  but they are retracted during flight to optimise the wing’s aerodynamics.A  pilot in a controlled ditching aimed at reducing the amount of debris would have extended the flaps and the finding they were retracted is fatal blow to proponents of that theory who have been criticicising the ATSB’s methodology for determining a probable search area.A key component in the puzzle is a  fibreglass and aluminium housing, known as a “seal pan’’. This is located at the inboard end of the flap and would normally house an auxiliary support track and carriage assembly used to guide the flap as it extends from the wing.The support track is fully inserted in the flap when the panel is stowed for flight but progressively withdraws as the flap extends.Although the support track was lost, presumably in the impact, two aluminium components in the seal pan cavity known as stiffeners showed impact damage and their position was such that the stowed support track was the probable culprit.“The damage was significant because it was indicative of impact damage and the only component in the vicinity of the stiffeners, capable of independent movement within the seal pan, was the support track,’’ iAustralian Transport Safety Bureau investigators said in their report. “Measurements of the support track position at the various stages of flap deployment, indicated that the track would have to be fully inserted into the flap in the retracted position to be adjacent to the damaged stiffeners.’’Investigators also found an outwards fracture of the fibreglass seal pan which had started at location adjacent to the damaged stiffeners.“The damage was most likely also caused by impact from the support track,’’ the report said. “ That damage provided further evidence of the support track position within the flap seal pan cavity, indicating that the flaps were retracted at the point of fracture and separation from the wing.’’And like the steak knives in that advertisement, there was more.The flap seal pan was also fractured adjacent to the rear spar with comparable damage on the spar and a flaperon, an adjacent moveable panel held by French experts. The investigators saw that the two damaged areas aligned if the flaps were retracted but there was a significant offset if they were extended.The investigators concluded that the damage to the internal seal pan components was “consistent with contact between the support track and flap, with flap in the retracted position”.“The possibility of the damage originating from a more complex failure sequence, commencing with the flaps extended, was considered much less likely,’’ they said.“With the flap in the retracted position, alignment of the flap and flaperon rear spar lines, along with the close proximity of the two parts, indicated a probable relationship between two areas of damage around the rear spars of the parts.“This was consistent with contact between the two parts during the aircraft breakup sequence, indicating that the flaperon was probably aligned with the flap, at or close to the neutral (faired) position.’’Numerous other areas of flap damage were analysed, with some consistent with the flaps retracted and others not providing any useful information about the panel’s position.The combined findings  produced the conclusion that the flap was most likely in the retracted position at the time it separated from the wing and the flaperon was probably at, or close to, the neutral position when it separated .last_img read more

SA, Russia eye fisheries cooperation

first_img27 March 2013 South Africa and Russia have signed a statement of intent on cooperation in fisheries. The agreement was one of nine signed between ministers from the two countries in a ceremony in Durban on Tuesday marking Russian President Vladimir Putin’s second official visit to South Africa. Putin is in South Africa to attend the 5th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, which got under way on Tuesday. “As South Africa hosts the 5th Brics summit, there is mounting pressure on us to not just have a talk shop,” said Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. “We have to gear our energy towards ensuring that the agreements that we sign among our partners will be converted into action.” Joemat-Pettersson said the fisheries agreement would benefit South Africa in a number of ways, including building the country’s human capital through training, and combating poaching, which has “major repercussions for the sustainability of our resources”. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said the statement of intent “recognises the importance of technical and economic cooperation among developing countries through the exchange of information, experience and research in the field of fisheries”. Currently, South Africa exports no fisheries products to Russia, despite fisheries being a major contributor to the country’s economy. Addressing the media following his meeting with President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, Putin noted that intra-trade between South Africa and Russia had increased by 66.3 percent in 2012. In 2011, total trade turnover between South Africa and the Russian Federation increased by 6.42% in 2009, from US$484-million to $517-million. Source: read more

10 months agoINSIDER: Alba furious with Barcelona over Rabiot offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Alba furious with Barcelona over Rabiot offerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba is upset over the way he’s been treated by management.Alba has made it no secret over his frustration regarding a lack of progress in new contract talks – and adding to his anger is Barca’s move for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda told El Chiringuito, “Jordi Alba is having a terrible time because they are going to sign Rabiot, a huge player who is liked by Real Madrid. “He sees that he is going to be paid €10m a year. He has been asking for a renewal for a long time and his anger is bursting.” last_img read more