first_imgWith an abundance of rain, brief moments of sun, oh wait, and more rain, some might ask, how could a festival be fun with weather like this? Well, let me be the first to tell you, Cheat Fest 2016 was a hoot. Prime conditions provided the perfect atmosphere for spring in the Mid-Atlantic and hundreds of people showed up to bask in the glory of the rain gods. Kayakers, river lovers, bluegrassers, and festival goers alike joined together this past weekend and celebrated the Cheat River in an effort to restore, preserve, and promote an extremely pristine watershed that has endured a tortuous past._MG_6050_MG_6045 copyIf the festival wasn’t already enough, we joined Blackwater Outdoor Adventures for a river cleanup that turned out to be one of the most successful meet-up missions yet this year! We filled five canoes with ten people and made our way down the Cheat River. With high water levels we were at first hesitant that there would be no beaches to clean or trash to collect. We were wrong. In the three hours it took us to paddle roughly three miles, we collected a lot of trash. So much actually, we had to stop, because there was no more space available to haul the rubbish._MG_6112_MG_6176 _MG_6098We collected remnants of old single-wide trailers, toilets, about 6 tires big and small, a box fan, plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes, and even some lawn furniture. There is no limit to the amount of garbage that could have been collected. With that said though, removing the hundreds of pounds of trash we did made us feel we yielded some kind of impact no matter how small._MG_6208 _MG_6137As my blade cut through the wire and plastic choking roots of young Sycamore trees I felt angry. Three separate species of ducks flew overhead as we finagled the trash into the canoe. A strong headwind blew. My j-strokes were ineffective, but the high water swiftly pushed us downriver as we kept a close eye on the riverbanks. I crashed my body through briers and knotweed to get to some trash, and in the process I trespassed into the home of a nesting Cormorant. Quickly I retreated. At that moment I was hopeful that some day we can all begin to live in harmony. So much life stems from the rivers we pollute everyday. Float down a river and be still, enjoy it. Make sure to notice the incredible amount of life that surrounds you. As we drug our canoes heaping with trash out of the water, a Great Blue Heron swooped low. I don’t know what it meant, but it felt right.A huge shout out to the folks at Friends of the Cheat and Patrick at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures for making the cleanup happen, and to the folks who came out to give back and celebrate the abundance of life on the river._MG_6224 IMG_2984– Adam Ritterlast_img read more

first_imgOn Tuesday, President Trump signed two memoranda clearing the path for the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.The President also signed a directive Tuesday to expedite environmental reviews of energy and infrastructure programs throughout the country. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project that would carry fracked gas across West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, is on the high priority list.Similar to Keystone XL And the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been met with huge regional opposition. People across the Blue Ridge object to its crossing of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Native American lands in North Carolina, and more.The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is still in the midst of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval process. Only time will tell how and when that process might change under the Trump Administration.The Keystone XL Pipeline would carry 800,000 barrels of oil each day from Canadian oil sands to Nebraska, where it would join an existing pipeline to the Gulf Coast. The Obama Administration put the pipeline to rest in 2015, arguing that Keystone XL would perpetuate reliance on carbon-based energy and hold back the United States as a global environmental leader.Trump’s invitation to TransCanada “to promptly resubmit its application to the Department of State for a presidential permit” leaves little question that the Administration wants the Pipeline approved. Yet the President made clear his approval won’t come without negotiation, asserting the importance of using only American steel in Keystone XL’s construction.Proponents say Keystone XL will create jobs and bolster energy security. Critics oppose oil spill potential and oil sand extraction, a process with sizably higher greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil extraction. Though Keystone XL has become a polarized and symbolic issue, both sides concede that the pipeline will not have a monumental economic or environmental effect on the country.The Dakota Access Pipeline is also back in the spotlight. The Pipeline, which is already 90 percent complete, would link North Dakota oil fields to pipeline networks in Illinois. Throughout 2016, Native American groups protested the project because the pipeline would run under the Missouri River and sacred tribal sites less than a mile from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.Due to this opposition, the Army Corps of Engineers halted the pipeline’s construction in December to consider alternative routes. Trump’s memorandum reverses this decision, directing the Army to “to review and approve” the Pipeline “in an expedited manner.”Because Keystone XL and the Dakota Access Pipeline launched polarizing protest movements, the president’s pipeline memorandums are highly symbolic, setting the tone for the new Administration’s environmental stance. Read more here.last_img read more

first_imgAnd who is the leader of the pack?Koa is more alpha and Aspen is more go with the flow.How did you get started with photography?I started photography shortly after college as a hobby; I originally thought I wanted to be a wedding photographer. A few years later I realized I enjoyed and wanted to pursue my full-time job long term (in IT risk and controls), and pursue photography as a part-time career focusing on travel/adventure and portraits. What are the pup’s favorite spots to explore together?They both love to hike and camp but they especially like to be off leash to swim. I’d have to say Lake Moomaw in western Virginia for camping, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Virginia Beach for roaming the beach and swimming before Memorial Day!Who is more camera shy?Aspen is my star model because she will do anything for food, whereas Koa is less interested in posing and more interested in sticks. What do you prefer to shoot with (equipment)?I’ve dabbled in both film and digital cameras and while I have an appreciation for film, my preference is a digital (DSLR) for its sharpness, convenience, and efficiencies. I shoot with a Nikon D850 and sometimes shoot with my Nikon D600, Pentax 645N (film), and Nikon F100 (film). I also recently upgraded my GoPro to a 6 and am trying to incorporate more action in my stories.Animals can be a tough subject to shoot, but Aspen and Koa make it look easy. Any tips for our readers on shooting their furry friends?They are tough to shoot but I have 3 main tips: 1. Spend 15-20 minutes daily practicing their “sit,” “stay,” and “free” commands if they’re not strong already. 2. Identify a high-value reward to lure the dog to look at your camera (or wherever you want them to look); for Aspen, this is any type of food but for Koa, it’s sticks, rawhides, and toys. I generally place the treat above my camera.  3. Use your dog’s favorite word to get their attention before taking the shot; e.g., “do you want a treat? bacon?”, “where’s grandma?”, etc.  Outside of these 3 tips, be ready for a spontaneous shot which are usually my best shots. Aspen loves to stick her nose in the air and smell which makes for a perfect zen shot! Tell us about your business and your plans for the future.Since photography is my part-time business, my main business plans for the future are to 1. Go on more weekend adventures to new locations and vary the type of local experiences we have.  2. As our family expands, capture human-dog relationships on adventures. I mainly focus on the dog without many shots containing people as well. 3. Focus more on spontaneity and authenticity. Oftentimes, an unplanned, unscripted moment captured conveys the most interesting story.You can follow Samantha, Aspen, Koa, and Murphy on her Instagram account.center_img I first came across Samantha’s profile when I started working for BRO a couple months ago. Immediately I knew I had to reach out about an Instagram Takeover. We all love hiking. We all love dogs. When you combine the two, especially as beautifully as Samantha has, you’ve got a recipe for some of the most adorably epic photos from our region.  Learn more about Samantha, her pups, and check out the photos from her takeover below. Where are you, Aspen, Koa, and Murphy from?We split our time between Charlottesville, Virginia and Northern Virginia.When did they become the stars of your account?Aspen first started attracting attention when I posted pictures of her “smiling” in my kayak.  I didn’t have any intention of stuffing her in my kayak; I didn’t think she’d fit or be interested, but one day she started chasing me in the water and I thought she was going to drown (she can swim but endurance is not her strong point!). I quickly went back to shore and stuffed her in the kayak cockpit with me. She’s been my greatest kayaking companion since!last_img read more

first_imgOn April 24 and 25, Naval Service Members with the Fluvial Captaincy of Maldonado Port led two of the operations on the Madre de Dios and Malinowski rivers in the Amazonian department of Madre de Dios. They helped destroy six raft-born mining platforms known as tracas and carrancheras, nine engines, eight motorized water pumps, and six suction pumps, as well as metallic accessories, hoses, and fuel. “Illegal gold mining is occurring in 11 departments in Peru, four of them in the Amazon basin (Loreto, Huánuco, Madre de Dios, and Amazonas),” Fernández Jerí said. “The interdiction operations attempt to prevent contamination of still waters to protect the health of the residents of the indigenous river communities, especially the most remote and the pre-contact communities, who are the most vulnerable.” On April 24 and 25, Naval Service Members with the Fluvial Captaincy of Maldonado Port led two of the operations on the Madre de Dios and Malinowski rivers in the Amazonian department of Madre de Dios. They helped destroy six raft-born mining platforms known as tracas and carrancheras, nine engines, eight motorized water pumps, and six suction pumps, as well as metallic accessories, hoses, and fuel. The fight against illegal mining in Peru’s Amazon region has become a domestic defense and security priority for the country’s Navy — it’s participating in interdiction operations against the illegal activity, which contaminates rivers and harms the rainforest and soil of the most extensive natural region in the South American nation. The interdiction conducted on the reservation confirms that illegal miners no longer respect conservation areas protected by the government, such as El Sira, which is home to 22,000 residents in 69 indigenous river communities, including the Asháninka, Yánesha, Cocama-Cocamilla, and Shipibo-Conibo ethnic groups. The reservation covers 616,000 hectares and straddles the Amazonian departments of Ucayali, Huánuco, and Pasco. Success mount against illegal mining The national strategy for the interdiction of illegal mining operations is led by the High Commissioner for the Formalization of Mining, Interdiction of Illegal Mining, and Environmental Remediation (ACAFMIRA), a government entity under the Office of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. One of its primary objectives is to root out illegal miners who attempt to extract gold primarily from rivers; in Peru all mining activities in rivers and other waterways are illegal. The Criminal Code of Peru stipulates that illegal mining offenses are punishable by imprisonment for four to eight years. “So far this year, four interdiction operations have been performed, two of them in the Amazon region,” said the High Commissioner for Mining, Antonio Fernández Jerí, who supervised the operation in El Sira. “You cannot put a price on conserving the environment, so these interdictions are being carried out in protected natural areas, the headwaters of water basins, and archaeological zones.” Peru’s Navy and National Police are responsible for controlling, investigating and interdicting illegal mining activities. This is a collaborative effort; the Navy and National Police also coordinate their work with other government authorities, such as the National Bureau of Government Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP), the Prosecutor’s Offices, the Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines, and the Executive Directorate of Tourism and the Environment. “This process aims to formalize the activities of small and artisanal miners by granting them certificates when they initiate or reinitiate exploration, operation, and realization of profits from mines, so long as they have complied with a series of administrative and environmental requirements. This process is occurring parallel to the interdictions.” Such efforts are a key component of the government’s strategy to fight illegal mining and protect the environment. For example, in 2014, authorities performed 36 interdictions – seizing and destroying equipment and material valued at approximately 100 million soles ($33.3 million). In 2013, the Ministry of the Environment filed a criminal complaint on this family before the Prosecutor’s Office for alleged money laundering, and imposed economic penalties on the mining Company directed by Gregoria Casas for failure to obtain the appropriate environmental certificates. The Casas’ company has also been barred from participating in the mining formalization process begun by the government in 2013, and many of the camps operated by the clan have been destroyed in interdiction operations that have been carried out over the past year. Interdictions aim to protect water And in another operation on April 16, security forces arrested four illegal mining suspects at the El Sira Reservation, in the province of Puerto Inca, department of Huánuco. Navy personnel and National Police agents destroyed 21 campsites and machinery used to extract gold from the Pachitea, Negro, and Yuyapichis rivers. The security forces destroyed 15 dredgers, 20 suction pumps, 22 electrical generators, and 1,350 gallons of fuel, in addition to beams, hoses, and other materials. And in another operation on April 16, security forces arrested four illegal mining suspects at the El Sira Reservation, in the province of Puerto Inca, department of Huánuco. Navy personnel and National Police agents destroyed 21 campsites and machinery used to extract gold from the Pachitea, Negro, and Yuyapichis rivers. The security forces destroyed 15 dredgers, 20 suction pumps, 22 electrical generators, and 1,350 gallons of fuel, in addition to beams, hoses, and other materials. Some organized crime groups use revenue from illegal mining to fund other illegal enterprises, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and money laundering. Additionally, the region’s water, river beds, and fish face substantial negative impacts from the operations. The highly toxic mercury that is essential to illegal mining extraction methods severely damages the environment, as do the water pumps, dredgers, wheel loaders, dump trucks and other equipment involved in the effort; that’s what the Ministry of the Environment found in a study at Madre de Dios. “So far this year, four interdiction operations have been performed, two of them in the Amazon region,” said the High Commissioner for Mining, Antonio Fernández Jerí, who supervised the operation in El Sira. “You cannot put a price on conserving the environment, so these interdictions are being carried out in protected natural areas, the headwaters of water basins, and archaeological zones.” Meanwhile, the government of Peru is also confronting illegal mining by formalizing mining activities. The national strategy for the interdiction of illegal mining operations is led by the High Commissioner for the Formalization of Mining, Interdiction of Illegal Mining, and Environmental Remediation (ACAFMIRA), a government entity under the Office of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. One of its primary objectives is to root out illegal miners who attempt to extract gold primarily from rivers; in Peru all mining activities in rivers and other waterways are illegal. The Criminal Code of Peru stipulates that illegal mining offenses are punishable by imprisonment for four to eight years. Some organized crime groups use revenue from illegal mining to fund other illegal enterprises, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and money laundering. Additionally, the region’s water, river beds, and fish face substantial negative impacts from the operations. The highly toxic mercury that is essential to illegal mining extraction methods severely damages the environment, as do the water pumps, dredgers, wheel loaders, dump trucks and other equipment involved in the effort; that’s what the Ministry of the Environment found in a study at Madre de Dios. Interdictions aim to protect water In fact, illegal mining in Peru is not an isolated offense that only benefits small-scale miners. A clan that acts as if it were a consortium runs illegal gold mining in the Department of Madre de Dios, said the then-minister of Internal Affairs and the High Commissioner for Mining, Daniel Urresti, in July 2014. Gregoria Casas, 71 years old, is allegedly the leader of the clan, which owns 42,000 hectares of land that they lease as franchises to illegal gold miners. Peru’s Navy and National Police are responsible for controlling, investigating and interdicting illegal mining activities. This is a collaborative effort; the Navy and National Police also coordinate their work with other government authorities, such as the National Bureau of Government Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP), the Prosecutor’s Offices, the Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines, and the Executive Directorate of Tourism and the Environment. Meanwhile, the government of Peru is also confronting illegal mining by formalizing mining activities. Such efforts are a key component of the government’s strategy to fight illegal mining and protect the environment. For example, in 2014, authorities performed 36 interdictions – seizing and destroying equipment and material valued at approximately 100 million soles ($33.3 million). The interdiction conducted on the reservation confirms that illegal miners no longer respect conservation areas protected by the government, such as El Sira, which is home to 22,000 residents in 69 indigenous river communities, including the Asháninka, Yánesha, Cocama-Cocamilla, and Shipibo-Conibo ethnic groups. The reservation covers 616,000 hectares and straddles the Amazonian departments of Ucayali, Huánuco, and Pasco. “Illegal gold mining is occurring in 11 departments in Peru, four of them in the Amazon basin (Loreto, Huánuco, Madre de Dios, and Amazonas),” Fernández Jerí said. “The interdiction operations attempt to prevent contamination of still waters to protect the health of the residents of the indigenous river communities, especially the most remote and the pre-contact communities, who are the most vulnerable.” By Dialogo May 27, 2015 In 2013, the Ministry of the Environment filed a criminal complaint on this family before the Prosecutor’s Office for alleged money laundering, and imposed economic penalties on the mining Company directed by Gregoria Casas for failure to obtain the appropriate environmental certificates. The Casas’ company has also been barred from participating in the mining formalization process begun by the government in 2013, and many of the camps operated by the clan have been destroyed in interdiction operations that have been carried out over the past year. The fight against illegal mining in Peru’s Amazon region has become a domestic defense and security priority for the country’s Navy — it’s participating in interdiction operations against the illegal activity, which contaminates rivers and harms the rainforest and soil of the most extensive natural region in the South American nation. “This process aims to formalize the activities of small and artisanal miners by granting them certificates when they initiate or reinitiate exploration, operation, and realization of profits from mines, so long as they have complied with a series of administrative and environmental requirements. This process is occurring parallel to the interdictions.” In fact, illegal mining in Peru is not an isolated offense that only benefits small-scale miners. A clan that acts as if it were a consortium runs illegal gold mining in the Department of Madre de Dios, said the then-minister of Internal Affairs and the High Commissioner for Mining, Daniel Urresti, in July 2014. Gregoria Casas, 71 years old, is allegedly the leader of the clan, which owns 42,000 hectares of land that they lease as franchises to illegal gold miners. Success mount against illegal mininglast_img read more

first_imgNear the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, meanwhile, the mob allegedly tried to seize control of a pickup.Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Nana Sudjana said police had apprehended around 500 people who had allegedly provoked the protesters to start the clash. He said he suspected they had infiltrated the masses to instigate riots by throwing objects at police personnel.“There were around 600 people trying to provoke the mass. We [Police] stood by at first, but they kept throwing [things] at security personnel. At that point, we pushed and apprehended them,” he said.Read also: FPI, 212 rally alumni protest over omnibus law, demand Jokowi’s resignationEarlier in the day, thousands of protesters of the FPI, GNPF and 212 Alumni had gathered on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan in Gambir, Central Jakarta, – around 1 kilometer from the Presidential Palace, kompas.com reported. They recited prayers and voiced demands for the government to revoke the omnibus law. They also called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to step down.“The omnibus law will cause Indonesian citizens to be colonized in their own country. We’re here to defend the workers,” Muslim preacher Sugi Nur Raharja said in his speech during the demonstration, as reported by Kompas TV.The 212 Alumni Brotherhood is known as the driving force behind the so-called 212 rally in December 2016 to demand the imprisonment of then-Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for alleged blasphemy.The protestors followed the members of labor unions and university students that had vowed to continue to stage protests to voice their opposition to the highly contentious law.According to the Jakarta Police, around 12,000 police and military personnel stand ready to ensure public safety and security in the capital. Heru said 650 police officers and soldiers had been deployed to the Horse Statue area.Some public transportation services were suspended on Tuesday as a precautionary measure in anticipation of disruption caused by the large-scale protest. The MRT only served trips from the Lebak Bulus Grab Station to Blok M BCA Station, while the Transjakarta bus service halted operations across the city.Topics : What began as a peaceful protest against the Job Creation Law turned into riots on Tuesday as violent opposition to the controversial law continued in the capital city.Unidentified people reportedly threw bottles and stones at police officers near the Arjuna Wiwaha Monument, also known as the Horse Statue, in Central Jakarta, just as protesters from the Islam Defenders Front (FPI), the National Movement to Safeguard Fatwas (GNPF) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood started to disperse.At 3:45 p.m., the protesters, mostly dressed in white and wearing caps, began to leave the location. Central Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Heru Novianto appealed to the masses to remain calm while leaving. “This is a peaceful protest. Now the rally is over, let’s return home peacefully. FPI group, please keep the situation [under control] and do not riot,” Heru said to the masses.Read also: Foreign force behind chaotic protests over Job Creation Law: PrabowoHowever, a group of people without attributes refused to leave the area. Clashes erupted when the mob reportedly started to hurl mineral bottles and stones at the police barricades, which the police countered with tear gas fired near the Horse Statue.Clashes also erupted in the nearby Tugu Tani area, also in Central Jakarta, at 5 p.m., where the rioters set alight various goods in the middle of the road, kompas.com reported.last_img read more

first_imgArsene Wenger reveals why he blocked Robin van Persie’s request to rejoin Arsenal from Man Utd Arsene Wenger reluctantly sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United in the summer of 2012 (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has revealed he rejected Robin van Persie’s request to rejoin Arsenal from Manchester United.The former Netherlands international scored over a century of goals for the Gunners during his eight years in north London but infamously defected to Old Trafford in the summer of 2012.Van Persie had grown tired of seeing many of his former teammates depart and enjoy success elsewhere, without seeing Arsenal reinvest the money they earned from the sales of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas in high calibre replacements. Under Sir Alex Ferguson’s guidance, Van Persie’s goals helped fire United to the Premier League title in his first season, but his form declined following the legendary Scotsman’s sudden departure.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNeither David Moyes or Louis van Gaal were able to help Van Persie hit the heights he did while Ferguson was at the helm, and he was eventually sold to Fenerbahce at the end of his compatriot’s first season in charge. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 14 Oct 2020 11:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link625Shares Advertisement Robin van Persie’s goals helped Man Utd win their last Premier League title in 2013 (Picture: Getty)In his new book ‘Arsene Wenger, My Life in Red and White’, Arsenal’s former manager revealed Van Persie had contacted him to discuss the possibility of a return to the Emirates Stadium but the Frenchman felt any comeback would be ‘impossible’ to facilitate. He wrote: ‘In 2012, he announced his intention not to extend his contract. All the big clubs were courting him. I sold him to Manchester United.‘The supporters were angry with me for this but we could not match the offer. I managed to negotiate his departure for £24million, which was a huge amount at the time for a player with a year left on his contract. I had only the interest of the club in mind. More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘My relationship with Alex Ferguson and Manchester United had improved by then, but every transfer is a polite game of poker where you attempt to give not anything away. ‘Van Persie had a fantastic first six months at Old Trafford: he put the team on track for the Premiership title and made it even more difficult for us. But after three years of the four that he signed for, he was injured and Ferguson (sic) sold him to the Turkish club Fenerbahce.‘He called me because he wanted to come back, but it was impossible: he was at the end of his career and we were investing in young players.’MORE: Martin Keown speaks out on William Saliba ‘mystery’ as Arsenal make U-turn over loan dealMORE: Thomas Partey names five Arsenal legends he idolised – including Patrick Vieira and Thierry HenryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

first_imgFERNY HILLS (76) $546,398EATONS HILL (75) $596,789STRATHPINE (74) $411,039*** SYDNEY BIRKENHEAD (79) $413,460O’HALLORAN HILL (78) $373,227REYNELLA (78) $330,327*** BRISBANE And in Strathpine, there is a number of affordable properties to buy and strong rental demand.CoreLogic data shows that the median sales price is $405,000, with houses on the market for 14 days on average.“There’s always good demand from tenants in Strathpine as well,” Mr Sheppard said. “It has easy access to the Bruce Highway which also connects to the Gateway Arterial, so it’s highly accessible.“The development of the new university in nearby Petrie may also help drive tenantdemand and boost yields.“Our research shows vendors are getting close to their asking price – a sure signdemand for Strathpine housing is strengthening.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe Public Trustee is selling 38 Samsonvale Rd at Strathpine – a large two-storey brick and tile home on a 597sq m lot.It is on the market for $410,000 negotiable. FOR SALE 38 Samsonvale Rd StrathpineLocationScore is an index that gives every Australian suburb a score out of 100based on analysis of eight key indicators – demand versus supply including days on market, vacancy rates, vendor discount, rental yields, auction clearance rates, percentage of stock on the market, percentage of renters to owner-occupiers and online search interest. Each suburb’s score out of 100 reveals its strength as an investment prospect, with ascore above 62 considered good, or above 77 considered excellent.Ferny Hills received a score of 76 out of 100, Eatons Hills got 75, and Strathpine received a solid 74.“Rocketing demand relative to supply is an excellent gateway indication of a suburb’spotential for real estate price growth,” Mr Sheppard said.“By unearthing hot demand-growth zones, investors can narrow down the searcharea when looking for their next investment.” *** FOR SALE 13 Altissimo Court Eatons Hill CROMER (73) $1,555,559NARRAWEENA (73) $1,523,266GREENWICH – units (73) $827,316*** PERTH FOR SALE 18 Glenwood Place Ferny HillsAt Eatons Hill, research by LocationScore shows limited vendor discounting, a 0.98 per centvacancy rate and over 100 online views per listing.The current median house sales price is $600,000 with new listings spending about 25 days on the market.“Eatons Hill is a mix of newer contemporary detached homes on 700-plus squaremetre sites, along with acreage style, rural-residential holdings,” Mr Sheppard said.“There are certainly some high-quality homes in this location, but you’ll also findaccessibly priced older stock as well – and our numbers show demand for familydwellings in Eatons Hill is strong.”Ray White Albany Creek agent Bonnie Worth has listed 13 Altissimo Court at Eatons Hill. The five bedroom house is on the market to offers above $619,000, and comes with a pool and entertaining area on a 679sq m block.“Eatons Hill has been consistent in terms of price but what is really holding the value is the really good local school catchment,” she said. “In regards to time on market, it can be anything between 24 hours and 21 days.“One property we sold had 30 potential buyers through and seven offers and the vendors made a good profit.”Ms Worth said Eatons Hill was “a tough market to get in to”, and buyers should make contact with local agents who could help source a property off-market.center_img BAXTER (83) $534,604DINGLEY VILLAGE (79) $858,012GLADSTONE PARK (79) $646,853*** ADELAIDE FOR SALE 18 Glenwood Place Ferny Hills is on the market, with the suburb tipped for solida capital growth in coming monthsTHREE North Brisbane suburbs have been named among the nation’s top 15 suburbs for capital growth.Property forecaster LocationScore is predicting strong capital growth for Ferny Hills, Eatons Hill and Strathpine, earmarking those suburbs for a rise in house sales prices.“Ferny Hills is offering an excellent option for those looking to short-list locations fortheir next Brisbane purchase,” Mr Sheppard said.“Housing has a median price of just $546,000 – with good quality family houses ondecent-sized suburban blocks surrounded by desirable shopping and lifestylefacilities as well as easy access to the train station at Ferny Grove.“With online search interest of almost 200 hits per listing, sellers don’t have long towait before they receive a healthy offer in Ferny Hills, so prices are being drivenupward.”LocationScore.com.au director of research Jeremy Sheppard said Ferny Hills offered an excellent option for those looking to short-list locations for their next Brisbane purchase.“Housing has a median price of just $546,000 – with good quality family houses ondecent-sized suburban blocks surrounded by desirable shopping and lifestyle facilities as well as easy access to the train station at Ferny Grove,” he said.“With online search interest of almost 200 hits per listing, sellers don’t have long towait before they receive a healthy offer in Ferny Hills, so prices are being drivenupward.”Houses in Ferny Hills spend an average of just 15 days on the market, according to the latest research from CoreLogic.Harcourts Solutions agent Marcel Du Plessis is marketing 18 Glenwood Place at Ferny Hills.The two-storey character house has four bedrooms and sits on an elevated 1200sq m block.“It is now under contract pending a few conditions and we are working through that,” he said.“It was on the market fabout 10 to 14 days before going under contract.“We have about 40 enquiries about that property alone, and there are people in the wings with another offer if the contract falls through.“We sold one around the corner which went for just under $800,000. This one is in that range, in excess of $800,000.“There are houses selling well above the median sales price in Ferny Hills … the area is in demand with families wanting a bigger block.” Suburb – LocationScore – Median*** MELBOURNE TOP 15 SUBURBS TIPPED FOR CAPITAL GROWTH BIBRALAKE (66) $515,164KINGSLEY (66) $563,375GLENFORREST (64) $505,728last_img read more

first_img Loading… At the same ceremony, Mendes saw clients Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix also recognised. Juventus striker Ronaldo was named Player of the Year and Atletico Madrid attacker Felix the Young Player of the Year.Advertisement Mendes wins Globe Soccer agent of the year Jorge Mendes has been named 2019 Globe Soccer Awards’ agent of the year. Mendes said, “Thank you all: my collaborators, my family and to my clients. Here today we have the best footballer ever, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the best young man around, Joao Felix. Read Also:Jorge Mendes: Ronaldo could retire at Juve “It is a great satisfaction for me, just as it is an honor to be awarded every year. Thank you very much.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Ways Drones Are Going To Change Our Lives10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap Operaslast_img read more

first_imgOUR CORRESPONDENTSIVASAGAR: DPS ONGC, Nazira has hosted the CBSE Cluster-1 Table-Tennis Tournament, 2018 recently.A total number of 97 participants from 12 different schools of North-East, took part in the Tournament. The tournament was started with a formal inaugural session on September 28. Rajib Thapa, ACS, Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Nazira Sub-Division and Rajeev Kumar, GM-Finance, ONGC- Assam Asset & Pro-Vice Chairman of the school, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.During the inaugural session, the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour were felicitated with a sapling and a ‘phulam gamusa’. The welcome address was offered by the secretary, Organizing Committee which was followed by a Welcome Song by the young Dipsites. Further the President, Sports Council, DPS ONGC Nazira introduced the Match-Officials to the august gathering.The Tournament was formally inaugurated by the Chief Guest with the unfurling of the CBSE flag and the formal announcement of the opening of this mega event. After this, the oath was administered by the Chief Guest that was followed by the participants. As a part of this inaugural programme, a Mizo Bamboo Dance was presented by the students of the school. The session was concluded with the National Anthem, paying homage to the motherland.last_img read more

first_img Associated Press NHL-NEWSCoyotes part ways with CEO Ahron CohenUNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes confirmed Thursday that they are parting ways with president and CEO Ahron Cohen.Cohen has been with the Coyotes since being hired in 2015 as chief operating officer and chief legal officer by previous owner Andrew Barroway. Cohen was named president and CEO in 2017 after Steve Patterson stepped back to serve as a consultant and adviser after a year on the job.The Coyotes were still in contention for a Western Conference playoff spot when the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Snell was slated to make $7 million this season, part of a five-year, $50 million package he accepted in February 2019.Snell won the American League Cy Young Award in 2018 after going 21-5 with a circuit-leading 1.86 ERA. Injuries limited him to 23 starts last year as he went 6-8 with a 4.29 earned run average.MLB-HOWE-CORONAVIRUSArt Howe battling coronavirusHOUSTON (AP) — Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe is in intensive care in a Houston hospital with the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOBIT-BOB WATSONFormer MLB All-Star, GM and executive Bob Watson dead at 74UNDATED (AP) — Bob Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. The 73-year-old Howe confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 Thursday night that he has been dealing with the illness since first feeling symptoms of COVID-19 on May 3.Howe is best known as the manager of the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics playoff teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, winning 600 games over seven seasons. He also managed the Astros and Mets before ending his managerial career 1,129-1,137.NASCAR-DARLINGTONKeselowski takes Darlington pole in lotteryUNDATED (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway without burning an ounce of fuel. May 15, 2020 The Houston Astros, for whom Watson played his first 14 major league seasons, announced the death Thursday night.Watson’s son Keith said he died from kidney disease.Watson was nicknamed “The Bull” and made the All-Star team in 1973 and ’75, hit over .300 four times and drove in at least 100 runs twice. He also holds the distinction of scoring the 1 millionth run in major league history.MLB-FINANCESMLBPA wants financial documents from owners Quail Hollow hosted the PGA Championship in 2017, when a 24-year-old Justin Thomas defeated Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn) and Patrick Reed by two shots to claim his first major championship.PGA officials raved about the 2017 event and strongly hinted at the time they’d like to see the PGA Championship return to Charlotte due to strong attendance numbers.This year’s PGA Championship was rescheduled for Aug. 3-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco because of the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR. The stock car series says it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races, all without fans.NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races, including nine in the elite Cup Series. It is coming back after being shut down for more than two months by the pandemic.The Cup Series resumes this Sunday at Darlington Raceway and run four times in 11 days at the South Carolina track and at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Then NASCAR will go to Bristol, Martinsville, Atlanta, Homestead and Talladega.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The Cincinnati Reds are laying off less than 25% of their staff and reducing pay for others on June 1 in response to the pandemic. Cincinnati was among the majority of teams that committed to paying full-time employees through May. The move comes a day after The Associated Press was told the Miami Marlins are furloughing 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June 1. The Team Penske driver watched NASCAR’s chief scorer Kyle McKinney finally pluck the No. 1 ball out of a random draw, giving the 2012 series champion the top starting position when the Cup season resumes.Keselowski will be joined on the front row by Alex Bowman of Hendrick Motorsports. Matt DiBenedetto, Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola close out the top five starting spots.Series officials split the drivers into three groups of 12 based on points, filling spots 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36 with a random draw.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR plans to race its way through the South in June — The PGA Tour Champions has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season. Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution. The 50-and-older circuit already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.— NBC’s on-air sports personalities are taking a pay cut ranging from 5-10% through the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua says the pay cuts are voluntary. NBCUniversal executives are taking 20% pay cuts and those making more than $100,000 are seeing a 3% salary reduction.— ACC commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to distribute 98% of its projected revenues to member schools for this school year despite the shutdown of college sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced in March that it would distribute $225 million in June to 350 Division I schools after the cancellation of its men’s basketball tournament, much less than the original plan of $600 million. But Swofford said the league has offset some losses in savings for canceled championship events as well as less travel and other expenses.— Orlando is the latest NBA team to reopen its practice facility since the coronavirus shutdown, with Nikola Vucevic (VOOCH’-uh-vihch) among the first Magic players to arrive back for voluntary workouts Thursday. The Magic released video of Vucevic working with assistant coach Lionel Chalmers, who was in a mask and gloves for the session. The NBA requires anyone who is present for the workouts, except for the player while he is working out, to be wearing personal protective equipment.— West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee is vowing that the Mountaineers will play football this fall. Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports. Gee joked in a radio interview that he would “suit up” if it meant the Mountaineers would play. FIBA has pushed back the dates for the four remaining qualifying tournaments to June 29 through July 4, 2021, meaning they would end 19 days before the rescheduled start of the delayed Tokyo Olympics.But it remains unclear if those final spots will be earned while an NBA season is happening or if NBA players will be able to take part.OLYMPICS-BASEBALLExtra innings: Baseball head pitches Olympics to MLB, againROME (AP) — The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation is making one final pitch to Major League Baseball to send its top stars to the Tokyo Olympics. — The IOC has set aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed. It is still unclear how big the total postponement bill will be with Olympic organizers and public authorities in Japan facing extra costs estimated to run into billions for the one-year postponement. A sum of $150 million is for loans to sports governing bodies and more than 200 eligible national Olympic committees. The IOC is working on how to allocate the other $650 million.— Major League Soccer is extending a league-wide moratorium on group and team training through June 1. Players are permitted to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts, in compliance with local health authorities and government orders that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. Team training facilities remain closed to all players except those requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation.— The English Premier League has received government backing to resume next month if games become more accessible to fans and the world’s richest soccer competition provides financial support across the English game. The top division is the most advanced in its planning to restart amid concerns the three other professional football leagues in England could lack the funding to resume without ticket revenue from supporters. Mass gatherings are still banned and fans are not allowed to attend sports events.— The German soccer federation has delayed the restart of the men’s third-division because it doesn’t have political approval. The third division was scheduled to resume on May 26 amid the coronavirus pandemic but the federation says that can’t happen without the go-ahead from authorities around the country. Games in the first and second divisions will resume Saturday. The third division still has 11 rounds of games to play.— The German Football League has relaxed its stance on finishing the season by June 30, when some players’ contracts expire. Games could continue into July if the alternative is leaving the season unfinished at the end of June, it said in a statement. Some games could be moved to neutral venues if they can’t be played at the original stadium because of infection risks locally. The league delayed a decision on how to decide final standings if the season can’t be finished. — The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic. Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday. Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules. The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.NFL-BAKER-DUNBAR ROBBERYTwo NFL players accused of armed robberyMIAMI (AP) — Authorities say police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party.Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday on four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker faces an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. The warrant says Baker and Dunbar were attending a cookout at a Miramar home Wednesday night when a fight broke out, causing Baker to pull out a handgun. MLB-NEWSRays’ Snell says he won’t take another pay cutST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former Cy Young Award winner is balking.Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell says he won’t take the mound this year if his pay is cut further. He also has health concerns as Major League Baseball tries to salvage a season that has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.Snell says he should receive the money he signed for and not 50% because the season is being cut in half. Snell would get $43,210 for each day of the schedule under the March 26 agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association. NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players want to look at the owners’ books.A person familiar with the request told The Associated Press that lawyers for the baseball players’ union asked MLB to submit a slew of financial documents that detail the industry’s finances.Baseball owners on Monday approved a proposal that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July with a regular-season schedule of about 82 games. Owners also gave the go-ahead to propose basing players’ salaries on a 50-50 revenue split, which the union says is a salary cap and a framework that players will never accept.The type of financial disclosure the union asked for is more common during overall collective bargaining talks.Commissioner Rob Manfred is confident of reaching a deal with players. He also told CNN on Thursday that he’s hopeful the season can begin, saying they are making plans to play in empty ballparks. Riccardo Fraccari sees the one-year postponement of the games as a new opportunity for MLB. He tells The Associated Press that because of the damages from the coronavirus “baseball needs the Olympics now more than ever to boost the sport’s globalization, expansion and mass appeal.”MLB and its players’ association have so far only agreed to allow players not on 26-man active rosters or injured lists to take part in Olympic qualifying.PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CHARLOTTEPGA Championship returns to Charlotte’s Quail Hollow in 2025PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Championship will return to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 2025. In other NHL news:— Penguins forward Dominik Simon is out six to seventh months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Simon initially hurt the shoulder in a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 29 and underwent surgery on April 29. The procedure would preclude Simon from returning if the 2019-2020 NHL season resumes. The league is currently on “pause” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25-year-old Simon had seven goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season for Pittsburgh.OLYMPICS-BASKETBALL QUALIFYINGOlympic basketball qualifying for Tokyo Games rescheduledUNDATED (AP) — FIBA (FEE’-bah) says the final four men’s basketball spots in the 12-nation field for the Tokyo Olympics will be decided next summer.last_img read more