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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Four innocent lives were taken by Ethan Couch in a DWI crash; he claims he had “affluenza.” “Affluenza” is another word to get rich kids off the hook claiming that they were influenced by their rich parents. He’s now free. I’ll bet if some child killed someone in a car accident, etc., they would still be in jail. It’s disgusting.It’s unbelievable the Democrats want to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Will they stop at nothing to get votes? How many of them are using it? How many billions of dollars did we spend to stop it from coming here? How many accidents were caused by it? The politicians need their heads examined.Thanks to President Donald Trump, we might have a dialogue with North Korea. But still the liberals won’t give him a chance. I have a lot of faith in him.James MaxfieldScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

first_imgA family initially from interstate but living in Vietnam bought the house at 103 Amalfi Drive, Isle Of Capri. Sydney buyers bought this Tallebudgera Valley home at 756 Trees Rd as a weekend escape.LJ Hooker Mudgeeraba agent John Fischer said they already had a property at Palm Beach but were looking for a more private retreat in the mountains. “They’ve decided to buy it as a weekender,” he said.The four-bedroom home with self-contained cottage had also been on the market for some time under various agents.Another Isle of Capri property on Amalfi Drive sold to a family who initially hailed from interstate but were living in Vietnam.Marketing agent Eddie Wardale, of Kollosche Prestige Agents, said they planned to move to the Gold Coast for their children’s schooling.The $2.15 million purchase was cemented earlier this month following a 60-day settlement period. A Melbourne-based buyer snapped up the home at 9 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri for $3.9 million.CASHED up interstate buyers are splashing out on extravagant Gold Coast homes, injecting millions into the local property market.A waterfront mansion on the Isle of Capri is one of the latest to be snapped up by a house hunter hailing from across the border.The $3.9 million sale of the home at 19 Naples Ave went unconditional last week.Marketing agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo said the Melbourne-based Chinese buyer couldn’t go past its water and skyline views.“They liked the position … with a nice view,” Mr Guo said.He said the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home’s central location and proximity to shops was also a major selling point. COAST AMONG MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES TO RENT SA HOTELIERS LIST LUXURY COAST MANSION The property had been listed under various agents since it hit the market in September last year.“We had it for just over two months,” Mr Guo said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIn the Hinterland, a Sydney couple bought a Tallebudgera Valley property for $2.45 million last week.last_img read more

first_imgThis Noosa Waters home is as comfortable for two guests as it is 200.Aussie “A-listers” are eyeing off Noosa’s most expensive waterfront property on the market, which comes with a nightclub and two private jetties.With a price guide of $15 million, the property at 32-36 The Anchorage, Noosa Waters, is likened to a 6-star resort and is attracting local and international interest. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenBells and whistles, plus some03:22 Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty and Reed & Co Estate Agents are co-marketing the property, a holiday home owned by late businessman Donald Hay, who died from melanoma in July aged 76. Simply stunning.The home is as comfortable for two guests as it is 200, Mr Reed said.He said an “amazing mix” of clientele had shown interest in the home including groups of friends and family who would collectively buy it as a holiday retreat. “We’ve also had international interest, including expats from the UK,” he said Host your own party at the nightclub.The 13-bedroom, 12-bathroom property called Hayven is on a 2976sq m block and was originally for sale via tender late last year.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty principal Paul Arthur said the property had “bells and whistles, plus some”.“The nightclub has an audio visual area that would be amazing for a young family or adults looking to play young,” he said. Room to host a Barty party too.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago The perfect pad for a big pool party.The house can sleep up to 32 guests and features on-site caretaker’s quarters, a maid’s quarters, a 25m pool, a championship tennis court, two jetties, a nightclub, media room, gym, steam room, a four-car garage and a guest wing with eight bedrooms. There is also a lift, wine cellar and 50m automated doors to the waterfront. That is one big walk in robe next to the ensuite.center_img Inside The Anchorage, Noosa Waters. One of the home’s 13 bedrooms. Another of the stunning abode’s bedrooms.Mr Arthur said he had been approached by Aussie A-listers who had some significant property portfolios around the world, however he remained tight-lipped as to who they were.Reed & Co principal Adrian Reed said the property had “every facility you would expect for a high-end luxury home”.“It’s got it all,” Mr Reed said.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Former Chelsea youth chief Michael Emenalo has revealed that one of their former managers urged Roman Abramovich to scrap the club’s academy.Emenalo, who spent a decade in various roles at Stamford Bridge before leaving in 2017, took responsibility for developing the club’s young players under bosses including Jose Mourinho, Andre Villas-Boas and Antonio Conte.He told the Telegraph: “I defended the academy when there was pressure and doubt and pessimism.“There was a time when there was a clamour to do more and a manager came in to make a presentation to say the academy was not necessary. The argument was it takes too long, we don’t have time, we should use it to make some money here and there, and that the owner should stop pumping money into it because it seemed like a waste.“But that wasn’t my idea and I had to fight against it. This is where I am very, very proud of the owner Roman Abramovich because of the trust he had in me and the willingness to listen to me and give the academy time. He would not abandon it. He believed in it and in me, and I can’t thank him enough for that.”Tags: ChelseaMicharl Emenalolast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Police arrest 96 suspects over alleged cultism, robbery in Benue President Buhari will leave legacy of massive infrastructural development — Minister Four herdsmen in court over alleged kidnapping, terrorism in Benue Two persons were rescued and 21 others still missing when a boat conveying members of the Evangelical Church of All Nations capsized on River Benue on Sunday.The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the boat left Ijaha community in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State and was heading to Markurdi, the state capital, when the incident happened. The Benie State Police Command confirmed the development in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene, on Sunday.Anene said: “On 05/07/2020 at about 14:30hrs information was received that 23 members of ECAN Church, Ijaha in Makurdi Local Government boarded a boat to attend a conference across River Benue and at midstream, the boat sank.“The marine police search party was deployed to the scene, where two persons were rescued alive while 21 people are still missing.“Further developments will be communicated to members of the public as soon as possible.”Tags: Catherine AneneEvangelical CHurch of ALl NationsMakurdiRiver Benuelast_img read more

first_img That was the verdict of midfielder Corry Evans after two late goals from defender Paul Papp had undone his side’s manful 74-minute rearguard. The visitors were thoroughly outplayed during their 2-0 defeat at the Arena Nationala, unable to summon the counter-attacking verve that delivered memorable away wins over Hungary and Greece. It is a position of strength that Blackburn player Evans is well aware of, even in defeat. “We weren’t at our best and that’s disappointing because we came into this game with so much confidence,” he added. ” But we shouldn’t be too downhearted on ourselves. We still have nine points from four games and that is terrific. “It just would have been so nice to build on our excellent wins because I really do believe we can play better. “We should be proud of ourselves because I don’t think we could have ever envisaged that we’d have nine points after four games. “We’re disappointed but not too downhearted.” Northern Ireland must wait until March for the chance to get back to winning ways, when Finland visit Windsor Park. Victory in that game would open an eight-point gap between the sides and go a long way to establishing the fifth seeds as candidates for automatic qualification. “We need to keep our heads up high,” said Evans. ” We could have played better and now it’s a case of moving on and looking to the next game against Finland in March. “The fact Greece lost to the Faroes on Friday will also hopefully help us.” The absence of injured captain Steven Davis allowed 24-year-old Evans a rare chance to play in his favoured central position against Romania. He was shifted out wide in a tactical switch in the second half but hopes to have left an impression in the middle. He said: “Coming to somewhere like this was always going to be difficult and obviously it was made even harder with the likes of Steven out. “I thought I did alright in the centre – I got the ball, tried to shut up their number 10, as that was the role I was asked to do, and at times I think I did that.” But, despite being penned in their own half for long periods, Michael O’Neill’s side defended with gusto, led by overworked centre-halves Gareth McAuley and Aaron Hughes. An unlikely draw was starting to become a realistic target when Papp rattled home from 10 yards to break the resistance, then doubled the tally with a neat far-post header to move his country top of the Group F table. And the late double took its toll on Northern Ireland, who sit one point further back in second. “Everybody in the dressing room was absolutely gutted and exhausted,” said Evans. “We gave our all but it just wasn’t good enough against the best team in the group. “Yes, they put us under a lot of pressure and we were forced on the back foot for large parts of the match, but I honestly believed we were going to hold out for draw and a great point. “All the players are shattered. It’s terrible when you put so much effort in and don’t come away with anything. We’re all very disappointed. It’s very hard to take but that’s football.” Despite obvious frustration, Northern Ireland’s prospects in Group F remain strong. Maximum points from the first three matches of the campaign still leaves them well ahead of schedule, while four of their remaining six matches are back in Belfast. Northern Ireland left Bucharest “gutted and exhausted” after losing their 100 per cent Euro 2016 qualifying record to Romania. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Doubts remain over Anders Lindegaard, Jonny Evans, Rafael, Angel di Maria, Adnan Januzaj, Robin van Persie, Nani and Javier Hernandez. Van Gaal will look to clear out a few of those players to make way for new signings, but the former Barcelona coach knows he may not get his own way. ” The transfer period is a process. I know which players have to go and which have to come but you never know if they go or if they come because it will depend on a lot of aspects,” he said. Van Gaal will fly to his villa in Portugal this week after a draining year. The 63-year-old only had a two-day break between the end of the World Cup and taking charge of United. He is looking forward to a holiday but will have his phone close by his side. ” I go on holiday but I have contact with (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward every day as he is doing the negotiations,” Van Gaal told MUTV. “It shall be a heavy (busy) holiday.” Radamel Falcao has been told he will not be coming back to Manchester United next season. Press Association United won a hotly-contested race to sign the Colombia striker on loan from Monaco last summer, but he has scored just four goals in 29 appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side. United had the chance to sign the 29-year-old on a permanent basis for £43.2million, but the club have told Falcao they will not exercise that option. Manager Van Gaal told ManUtd.com: “Falcao is a top professional and a good human being. On behalf of myself and everyone at the club I would like to wish him well for the future.” Falcao was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world after successful spells at Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco, but he has looked anything but a world-class forward since moving to Old Trafford. Colombia’s all-time top scorer got off the mark for United in his fourth game – a 2-1 win over Everton. However, he only found the net three more times after that fixture in October and has not scored in his last 13 matches. Falcao was left out of United’s squad for the final game of the season at Hull on Sunday through injury, according to Van Gaal. The striker bade farewell to the United fans last week when he came off in the second half of the 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford. Falcao has lacked the explosive pace and eye for goal upon which he built his reputation before suffering a serious knee injury when playing for Monaco in January last year. Van Gaal had earlier refused to discuss Falcao’s future following the goalless draw at Hull, which sent the Tigers down to the Sky Bet Championship. Several more players could follow out of the exit door at United. last_img read more

first_imgENMORE Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) will be hosting a 20-team knockout double-wicket cricket competition for teams on East Coast Demerara on Sunday at the Enmore Community Centre ground.Teams will battle for several trophies and cash incentives in what promises to be an exciting day of cricket.Double-wicket or ‘pairs’ cricket is a form of cricket with two teams of two players each competing against each other for a limited number of overs.A player who gets out in this form of cricket does not retire but continues to bat, but gets penalised a stipulated number of runs for each time he gets out.A maximum of 20 teams will be accepted for this tournament, thus teams are urged to register early in order to participate. Interested teams can contact any representative of ECCCC or call 646-2040 for more information on registration.Cricket action will commence at 10:00hrs, and there will also be a raffle among spectators during the course of the matches. This event is sponsored by several Enmore businessmen.last_img read more

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has promised that the historic Kensington Oval will be in tip-top shape for the hosting of the matches in the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional Super50 bowling off next week.In a media briefing yesterday, the BCA’s chief executive Noel Lynch said the governing body worked hard to get the facility ready for the event, which will be played in Barbados from next Tuesday.Along with the Oval, Zone B matches will be staged here at the 3Ws Oval at the UWI Cave Hill Campus just outside the city, and the Windward Cricket Club in the rural eastern parish of St Philip.“Kensington Oval is 99 percent ready for the matches in the tournament,” Lynch told a group of local and international reporters.“Last year there was a lot of discussion on the readiness of the outfield for cricket but we are pleased to demonstrate today that the field is in good shape and we are fit to host matches at the regional level.”The former government minister added: “Also, we have the One-Day International between West Indies and England coming up in March, the continuation of the WICB’s four-day tournament and the Test match between West Indies and Pakistan in April; so we are pleased with the way things are looking here at the Oval.”The Oval, which hosted its first Test match in 1930, is the most storied cricket venue in the Caribbean. It hosted the 2007 ICC World Cup final as well as the 2010 ICC World T20 final.Late last year there was unease in the country as the outfield appeared patchy after the venue hosted several events to mark the country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.However, Lynch gave the assurance the field had returned to international standard.“We thought it prudent to let the media come here to Kensington Oval to see the state of the cricket field, which has been a huge topic for public discussion, back in November, as to whether or not we would be ready to host any kind of cricketing activity at this beautiful and historic venue,” Lynch noted.“The field is in a state of readiness to host cricket of this calibre and competition of this calibre.”Last year’s losing finalists Barbados Pride, under the captaincy of Jason Holder from the start this year, will open their campaign against Guyana Jaguars on Tuesday afternoon in a day/night affair at the Oval.The other teams in the group are Jamaica Scorpions, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners and the International Cricket Council’s Americas.Lynch contended that cricket was much more than just a sport and as such, the BCA planned to ensure fans had a complete experience for the games at the Oval.“A lot of planning has gone into this tournament and we have some magnificent activities planned for patrons when they come out to see their favourite team the Barbados Pride play, against the other teams from across the region and the Americas,” Lynch said.“We want to get people to come out to a stadium experience. It’s not just the cricket that’s on the field. Professional sport must have an entertainment component to it, and we want to encourage families to come out together and become interested again in the great game of cricket.“The game has defined us and refined us as a people, therefore cricket is very important to us as a people and as a nation.”Zone A of the Super50 will be played in Antigua and will see title-holders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, West Indies Under-19, Kent Spitfires and Windward Islands Hurricanes pitted against each other.last_img read more

first_imgTHE Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George Norton, last Friday witnessed the grading of approximately 70 karatekas from varying dojos across the country at the Guyana Karate College’s (GKC) third and final 2017 grading exercise at its temporary Dojo located in Thomas Lands.The grading examinations included the other GKC Dojos counting in the Guyana Karate College Sophia Juvenile Holding Centre Dojo and the Guyana Karate College West Coast Demerara Dojo.Heading the list of karatekas were: William Grant (Jr), Ronaldo Junior Persaud, Jessica Callender and Mark Wong who moved from Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) to Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt).Moving from a 1st kyu Brown Belt to a Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) were Nadia Ramlall, Jose Rodrigues, Javed Deen Nurhausain, Gopal Rajin Persaud, Manoj Lachhman, Rajnie Brijmohan, Omadai Sukul, Nalini Rampersaud, Paula Louis-Grant, William Grant (Sr) Mekhi Ritchie, and Daniel Denny.Delivering the feature address, the Minister encouraged the students to “follow their dreams” and to recognise that “discipline leads to success”.In a press release the GKC expressed how grateful they were for the Minister to attend the ceremony, noting that his presence was a testimony of the commitment of the Ministry and Government at large, to the development of sports in the country.Reminding the graduates that the competition in the international arena gets tougher with each passing day, Minister Norton implored the students that for them to retain the top positions they achieved at previous international tournaments, they will have to work harder and faster.last_img read more