The home at 815 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.The main home has a dedicated media room, library and office. Outside is a 25m heated pool and spa with water feature and glass fencing. A shed at the front of the property includes a single garage, and a self-contained granny flat with kitchenette and bathroom. Towards the back of the property is a three-bay shed, which can accommodate up to 12 cars, and a boat shed. The home at 815 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.Back inside, the master bedroom has patio access, a walk-in robe and a huge ensuite with double shower, corner spa, dual basins and separate toilet. One of the remaining bedrooms also has a walk-in robe and the rest have built-ins. The family bathroom has a separate shower and bath and the laundry has plenty of storage and bench space. The home at 815 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.THIS sprawling executive home on acreage is on the market in Gumdale. The five-bedroom home, at 815 New Cleveland Rd, has open-plan living, a poolside entertainment area, granny flat and parking for up to 15 vehicles. Marketing agent Michelle Rodgers, of McGrath Estate Agents Bayside Manly, said the property was the “embodiment of modern luxury” and offered a relaxed lifestyle in a sought-after suburb. The house is on a private, fenced 0.99ha block with electric gates and tree-lined driveway. The home at 815 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.The front doors open to a foyer with fountain and a lounge room with built-in shelving and timber floors. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The hub of the home is the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with tiled floors, wet bar and bi-fold doors opening to the poolside patio. The big kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry and a breakfast bar, while the wet bar has bi-fold windows that open to the patio with a built-in barbecue and sauna.
Gordon Bartlett has stepped down as manager of Wealdstone after 22 years in charge.The decision was taken by mutual consent, with the Stones sitting 18th in National League South but keen to chase a play-off place.The 61-year-old will remain with the club in a new role encompassing youth development and community football.Since taking over in 1995, Bartlett has taken Wealdstone from Isthmian League Division Three to eighth in National League South last sseason.Wealdstone chairman Peter Marsden said an announcement on Bartlett’s successor would be made in due course. Praise for BakayokoEmbed from Getty ImagesAntonio Conte believes the size of the occasion gave Tiémoué Bakayoko the energy to get through his Chelsea debut despite the midfielder not being fully fit.Bakayoko was hurried back after a knee problem for the game against Tottenham at Wembley because Cesc Fabregas’ suspension left the Blues short of other midfield options.Boss Conte was reluctant to include the summer signing from Monaco but felt he had no choice.The France international rose to the challenge, playing a starring role in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory – and surprisingly managing to complete the full 90 minutes.Conte said: “Don’t forget I was a player and I know that sometimes motivation brings you to get over your physical condition.“In a great stadium, against a great opponent, with a great atmosphere you can have a performance like that.” Linfield to discuss QPR’s Smyth offerEmbed from Getty ImagesLinfield’s directors are expected to meet this week to discuss QPR’s offer for forward Paul Smyth.Rangers have submitted a bid for the Northern Ireland Under-21 international, who turns 20 next month and is under contract until 2019.There have been reports linking Reading with Smyth and speculation over how much Linfield want for the player.But QPR have not received an answer since making their offer and no other clubs appear to have made an approach.A Reading scout recently watched a Linfield game, leading to reports the Royals are chasing Smyth. Holloway plans changesEmbed from Getty ImagesIan Holloway plans to make changes for QPR’s EFL Cup second-round clash with Brentford on Tuesday.Holloway’s side continued their encouraging start to the season by coming from behind to beat Hull on Saturday.And the Rangers manager is now hoping a number of his squad players will take their chance to impress in the west London derby.“I will have to play some different players and I want our fans to understand that,” he said. QPR U23s winQPR’s development side made it two wins out of two by beating Huddersfield 2-1.Axel Prohouly and Aramide Oteh scored for visitors in the game at Huddersfield’s training ground No Wembley jinx – PochettinoEmbed from Getty ImagesMauricio Pochettino has again played down the significance of Tottenham’s record at Wembley.Having struggled in their Champions League games at the national stadium, Spurs lost 2-1 to Chelsea on Sunday in their first home league match there.They have now lost eight of their last 11 games at what will be their home ground until the club’s new stadium is constructed.But manager Pochettino insisted his side’s display against the champions showed they can perform at Wembley and that they did not deserve to lose.Asked if he felt the pitch being significantly larger than the one at White Hart Lane was a factor in their results, Pochettino said: “Please – we need to stop. If you watch football it was clear that Wembley was not the problem.”He added: “It doesn’t affect us but I understand that we (Pochettino and the media) need to talk about it.“Wembley is not the reason we lost the game. The team played really well and it’s not fair to blame Wembley. Wembley is one of the best places in the world to play football.“We created chances to score and they were more clinical than us. That’s football.” Victory for OusephEmbed from Getty ImagesRajiv Ouseph opened his World Badminton Championship campaign with a 21-15, 21-13 victory over Adam Mendrek in Glasgow.Hounslow’s Ouseph, the 16th seed, started to show his class in the latter half of the first game, a run of six straight points opening up an 18-12 lead.And when world number 117 Mandrek went wide, Ouseph took the game after 19 minutes. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
zoom Koch Supply & Trading Mexico is importing its first cargo of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) into Mexico through the Port of Veracruz.The product was supplied via the company’s US export system and will be delivered through a multi-year services agreement with the newly revamped Veracruz facility owned and operated by Vopak Mexico, who obtained the first regulatory authorization for an independent party to store and handle petroleum liquids.Koch said that the cargo will be the first waterborne delivery of motor vehicle fuel by a private party since the Mexican petroleum industry was nationalized in 1938.Under the country’s energy reform which began in 2013, independent companies can provide new alternatives for fuel supplies. By utilizing an existing facility that has been retrofitted, Koch Mexico can deliver imports significantly earlier versus other terminals which have yet to be permitted and constructed.“This is an important new supply route to Mexico for transportation fuels produced by US refineries such as Koch Mexico’s affiliate, Flint Hills Resources, which operates a 300,000 barrel per day facility in Corpus Christi, Texas,” Pete Ramirez, vice president of Koch Mexico, said, adding that the company plans to import up to 40,000 barrels (6.4 million liters) per day of these products into Veracruz.Koch and Vopak secured all applicable federal, regional and local permits. The parties have not disclosed the terms of the deal.
Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsLocated at the mouth of Douglas Channel on the north central coast of B.C. is Kitimat – a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and waterways mixed in with industry.This is where LNG Canada is building the largest private-sector investment project in Canadian history.Natural gas will travel down a new 670 km pipeline from Dawson Creek, B.C. to the processing plant in Kitimat where the gas will be liquefied and put on tankers destined for Asian markets.The $40 billion project got the final go ahead by investors in October and the people of the Haisla Nation couldn’t be happier.“The opportunity that we have here is immeasurable,” said Chief Councillor Crystal Smith.Haisla has an impact benefits agreement with LNG Canada.Smith said she’s proud of her nation’s partnership – and the company treats her people as rightful landowners.“We have had industry in our territory for the last 50 to 60 years. The difference with this project is that we have had a meaningful partnership within it,” she said. “That means an equal level of playing field in terms of our involvement of how this project is built, the standard in which it is built, and terms of that environmental aspect, what is suitable and what is acceptable for our Nation in terms of our cultural existence in this territory.”The processing facility owned by LNG Canada will be built on the Haisla Traditional territory which sits just across the water from the nation’s home community of Kitamaat Village.Smith said she wants this project to bring her people back home. Only 700 of 1,800 members live on reserve.“This project provides a real opportunity to building capacity, providing programs that heal from past traumas and a bright future that is provided right in our backyard when it comes to education and employment opportunities,” she said.Smith was born and raised in Kitamaat Village.Much of her support for the project is fuelled by personal experience.“In 2013 my common law of 16 years committed suicide,” she said. “Lack of resources, lack of awareness, education, a lack of everything for assistance with mental health issues. Lack of resources for alcohol and drug addiction.“It motivates me to do my job so no other family in my community has to go through and endure what I have gone through, my children have gone through.”Edmund Grant is also from Kitamaat Village.He has a job doing site prep for the project and said he’s thankful his leadership signed on.“I am very happy I got a job. It’s good hours, good pay,” he said.“It’s not just the project itself that brings in work. Once we get a project this big coming to town it brings in more businesses.”During construction, the project is expected to employ as many as 10,000 people – with 950 full time jobs.Susannah Pierce, a spokesperson for LNG Canada said the company hopes to help provide a new future for First Nations.“It’s not just a construction opportunity, but is an opportunity for a lifetime,” she said. “And that is how we are trying to create this company because we are going to be here for 40 years.”The pipeline and facility have signed agreements with all elected First Nation communities along the route.But that doesn’t mean everyone feels this partnership with a big gas company is a good idea – some people have criticized their leaders for selling out.“Am I a sell out for wanting a better life for my people? To say that we would sell our environment short for a dollar sign is completely untrue,” said Smith. “I value this, I value our territory, I value our land.“Most importantly I value this water, this is our dinner plate, this environment is my culture, this environment is Haisla.The project is expected to be up and running by [email protected]@lauriehamelin
CALGARY – Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. said Wednesday that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project could be a year behind schedule as it continues to encounter permitting delays.The estimate is three months further behind from the company’s last estimate in December, and now potentially puts the $7.4-billion project in service by Dec. 2020 depending on regulatory, permit and legal approvals.Calgary-based Kinder Morgan Canada (TSX:KML) said it has scaled back spending in 2018 to focus on securing needed final approvals for the project, which faces significant opposition from numerous Indigenous groups, environmentalists and municipalities in British Columbia.Steven Kean, chief executive of American parent company Kinder Morgan, said on an investor call that the company will hold back on major construction spending until it has more confidence in the reliability and timing for getting permits for the project that would close to triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain system.“We’re not going to get all the permits before we would begin construction, but we do need to see that there’s a process in place and we can count on it.”The company scored a victory for its project in early December when the National Energy Board ruled in its favour, allowing it to bypass some bylaws in Burnaby, B.C., that were found to be obstructing the project.The regulator has not, however, made a decision on establishing a process to deal with potential future permitting delays for the project, as requested by the company.Kinder Morgan Canada repeated in its earnings results that if the project continues to face unreasonable regulatory risk the company may not be able to proceed with the project, but Kean downplayed the chances on the call.“We don’t expect to find ourselves in an untenable position, but we’ve made that point in the filings seeking the relief that we’ve asked for from the regulator — and so we’ve said the same thing to our investors that we said to the regulator.”Kinder Morgan Canada, which also operates the existing Trans Mountain pipeline as well as other oil and gas transportation and infrastructure, reported net income of $46.4 million for the three months ending Dec. 31, up from $17.8 million a year earlier.
MUNCHO LAKE, B.C. – The Liard River Hotspring Provincial Park is closed after heavy snow.A snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson and the Muncho Lake regions. The forecast is calling for up to 35 cm of snow before the storm moves out of the area Monday.According to a post on it’s Facebook page, the campground and the hot springs are closed due to several trees that have fallen after the heavy snowfall. The post goes onto say “There is No ACCESS to the campground or hot pools under any circumstances.As soon as the park has been made safe the BC Parks website and this page will be updated.” Snow has been reported from Pink Mountain on the Alaska Highway all the way up to Watson Lake, Y.K.With the heavy snow from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake, camping or travelling in the area is not recommended.A cold arctic airmass and Pacific moisture associated with a low on the North Coast will result in continued heavy snow for higher elevations between Fort Nelson and Watson Lake. Further snowfall accumulations of 15 to 35 cm are expected through Sunday and into Sunday night. The town of Fort Nelson should receive rain while areas south of Fort Nelson may see up to 10 cm.
Balurghat: South Dinajpur district administration will conduct a special awareness drive for two days to encourage people to cast votes during the upcoming Parliamentary elections slated for the region on April 23.Addressing mediapersons the district magistrate Deepap Priya P said on Monday: “The district administration will organise an awareness drive for two days starting Tuesday to encourage the voters, especially the new ones, to cast votes,” she said. Priya P said the district administration was on alert to ensure free and fair polls in the region. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The Election Commission of India has directed us to ensure voters’ participants in large numbers in the upcoming poll. We have introduced a special mask mascot to attract young generations to enlist their names in the electoral roll. We are happy to announce that our initiative has received good response from people,” she said. Answering a question about the deputation of Central forces in South Dinajpur, she said the district administration is yet to receive any information on the issue. In a significant announcement, the district magistrate said mediapersons on the basis of their applications may be able to cast Election Duty votes. “We know that the district correspondents remain busy covering the reports on poll. If they want, they can cast ED votes. This is happening for the first time in the district,” she said. She also sought cooperation from the media to ensure hassle-free polls. She said the district has 1305 polling booths and 144 sectors. Later, during the press conference she unveiled a huge election mascot.
Gautam Buddh Nagar: With just a few days left for Gautam Buddh Nagar District to go polling, almost every party is trying hard to attract voters while their start campaigners are conducting public meet, road shows, rallies to seek votes for their candidate.On Sunday, Congress Party’s star campaigner and party General Secretary of western UP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, organised a Sadbhavna Sammelan in sector 51 of Noida. He further conducted a rally in Khurja area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderWhile campaigning for their candidate Dr Arvind Kumar Singh from Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha seat, Scindia trained guns on the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) citing that the BJP party has not fulfilled any of their promises and has only divided the country in the name of religion. “The BJP party has ignored issues of farmers and youth but has contributed to spread hatred in the country on the name of caste. The condition of youths in our country is deteriorating day by day and no possible solution has been made by the BJP to overcome the problem of unemployment,” said Scindia. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFurther targeting the government on farmer’s issues, Scindia said that the condition of farmers in our country is very miserable under the BJP rein. “Farm distress is a major issue in the region. People’s lands have been acquired, their compensations are either pending or are inadequate. The MSP (minimum support price) for crops is low, the situation needs to be improved,” added Scindia. Speaking on the occasion, Congress candidate Arvind Kumar Singh said their party will have a 17-point agenda for Gautam Buddh Nagar, including jobs, farm distress, flat buyers’ issues, private school fees regulation and women safety among priorities. He assured the locals youths to create 30 per cent reservation in jobs for local candidates.
Despite the happy surprise in the COT for gold yesterday, I am getting concerned about the Commercial short position in silver.The gold price did approximately nothing during the Friday trading day…at least not until shortly before the equity markets opened in New York at 9:30 a.m. At that point, not-for-profit sellers took it upon themselves to knock $15 off the price going into the London p.m. gold fix at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.From there, the gold price recovered a bit, only to get sold down again, with the low of the day [$1,716.40 spot] coming shortly after 11:00 a.m. in New York. Then the gold price rallied a few dollars until the Comex trading session closed at 1:30 p.m…and from that point on, gold flat-lined during the electronic trading session that followed. From it’s New York high to its New York low, gold got sold off about twenty-one dollars.Gold closed at $1,723.80 spot…down five bucks on the day. Net volume was very light…around 104,000 contracts.Silver’s price path was virtually identical. Like gold, silver had a brief spike to its high of the day…$33.80 spot…at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, but got hit immediately…and then, at the same time as gold, the silver price got sold off, with the low of the day [$32.97 spot] coming sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in New York.The subsequent…and very tiny rally…ended at the Comex close…and silver, too, traded sideways for the rest of the session. From its New York high to its New York low, silver got sold off about 83 cents, or 2.46%. Silver closed at $33.28 spot…down 24 cents on the day. Net volume was also pretty light…around 29,000 contracts.Here’s the New York Spot Silver [Bid] chart on its own. Note the 8:30 a.m. price spike to $33.80 spot…which got smacked in a heartbeat. Gold had a similar spike at the very same moment, but not as big. It’s hard to pick out the exact bottom tick…but it looks like a few minutes past high noon in New York to me.If you examine Kitco’s 24-hour chart above against this New York chart below, you can see just how much fine detail gets lost when looking at the big picture chart on its own.The dollar index didn’t do much…although it did decline 25 basis points right up until 9:30 a.m. Eastern time…and then in the space of forty minutes gained it all back…and closed unchanged from Thursday.The sell-off in both gold and silver started about ten minutes before the dollars index’s little 25 basis points rally began at 9:30 a.m…and the sell-off in both metals continued long after the 30-minute dollar index rally ended, which was just minutes after 10:00 a.m. Eastern.It all looked a little too contrived for my liking…but as I’ve said on several occasions, maybe I’m looking for black bears in dark rooms that aren’t there. I’ll leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions…and I have more to say about this in ‘The Wrap’ further down.The gold stocks opened in positive territory, but that didn’t last long, as the sell off in gold that had begun just ten minutes before the equity markets opened, soon turned the metal price and their associated shares into negative territory…and that was it for the day. The stocks pretty much followed the lead of the gold price itself…and the HUI closed down 1.24%…giving up half of its Thursday gains.The silver stocks finished mixed…and Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment index closed down 1.05%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME Daily Delivery Report showed that only 1 gold and 57 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Wednesday. It was the same threesome in silver as usual…Jefferies as the short/issuer…and the Bank of Nova Scotia and JPMorgan as the long/stoppers. The link to this action is here.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV on Friday…and no sales report from the U.S. Mint, either.Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Thursday, they reported receiving only 7,491 ounces of silver…and shipped 329,691 troy ounces out the door.The Commitment of Traders Report, for positions held at the close of trading on Valentine’s Day, was a bit of a surprise…and both Ted Butler and myself were trying to sort out what it really meant during our daily phone conversation yesterday.Despite the fact that there was virtually no price movement in silver during the reporting week, the Commercial net short position rose by another 2,660 contracts, which translates into 13.3 million ounces of silver. The total Commercial net short position now sits at 186.6 million ounces of silver…up over 105 million ounces from its late December low. I was not happy to see this…and neither was Ted. He said that the small commercial traders sold another 1,600 of their long positions…and JPMorgan went short another 1,400 contracts.JPMorgan, all by itself, now appears to hold a short position of more than 25% of the entire Comex futures market in silver.If silver’s COT numbers were a surprise…the gold numbers were a surprise in the other direction. The Commercial net short position in gold declined by a very chunky 11,664 contracts, or 1.16 million ounces. Like silver, the gold price did very little during the reporting week.Why the dichotomy between the metals? Beats me. Off the top of his head, Ted couldn’t make any sense out of it either…but maybe he’ll have an answer in his weekend report, which he’ll be sending out to his paying subscribers later today. If he does, I’ll steal it…and post it in my next column.Here’s a chart that some kind reader sent me about a week ago. It’s been posted on my desktop for so long, I’ve forgotten who sent it to me. The graph is self-explanatory.I have the usual number of stories…and quite a number of them I’ve been saving for Saturday’s column because of content or length. They’re definitely worth the read, so I hope you have time to spend on them over the weekend.I think that the current financial system, as we know it, will be totally destroyed, probably sooner rather than later. The next system will require gold backing to have any legitimacy. This has happened many times in history. – John Embry, Sprott Asset ManagementI have a couple of ‘blasts from the past’ for you today. The first one popped into my head earlier this week. If any song is instantly identifiable with Paris in particular…and France in general…it’s this one. Written in 1951 by French composer and lyricist, Hubert Giraud, it’s instantly recognizable by anyone pushing 60…or older. I have two youtube.com versions for you. Listen to both and then decide which one you like the best. Arrangement #1 is here…and #2 is here.My second’blast from the past’ was written by the same French composer in 1970. He conceived the song in his car waiting out a Parisian traffic jam…and completed its demo within a few days. It went on to be a world-wide hit in 1971/72. My jaw hit the floor when I made this discovery, because I used to play the 45 rpm recording of this on AM radio station CHAR in Alert, N.W.T. back in 1972/73! I hope you’ll be amazed as well…and the link to the group that made it a hit is here.I must admit that I wasn’t overly surprised atFriday’s price action. The 8:30 a.m. Eastern time pop in both gold and silver was indicative of how gold and silver prices want to behave if given a free market to roam in…and that certainly wasn’t the case yesterday. Shortly before the equity markets opened, the selling pressure was on…and ‘da boyz’ took both metals lower on the day.Here’s Nick Laird’s “IntradayAverage Gold Price Movements” chart that he made up at my request a couple of years back. Note that the absolute high price tick of the day on this chart occurs at precisely 9:30 a.m. Eastern time…the time when the equity markets open in New York. The four years worth of data in this chart lays bare the primary trend for all to see. This ain’t rocket science, dear reader…it’s price management.(Click on image to enlarge)So the 9:20 a.m. price take-down in gold and silver yesterdaywas just ‘da boyz’ doing what they have always done.Despite the happy surprise in the COT for gold yesterday, I am getting concerned about the Commercial short position in silver. True, we are nowhere near the extreme short positions of the past, but that doesn’t negate the possibility that JPMorgan et al will pull the lever and ring the cash register sometime during the days or weeks ahead.Silver analyst Ted Butler pointed out last weekendthat we could still have major rallies in both metals based on the current COT structure…and he’s absolutely right about that as well.But which scenario is going to play outin the short, medium, or long term? Beats me. However, any pull-back in prices is just going to be another buying opportunity in my eyes.Before signing off on today’s column, I continue to point out that there’s still timeto either re-adjust your portfolio, or get fully invested in the continuing major up-leg of this bull market in both silver and gold…and I respectfully suggest that you take a trial subscription to either Casey Research’s International Speculator [junior gold and silver exploration companies], or BIG GOLD [large producers], with all our best [and current] recommendations…as well as the archives. A subscription to the International Speculator also includes a free subscription to BIG GOLD as well. And don’t forget that our 90-day guarantee of satisfaction is in effect for both publications.That’s it for the day and the week. Monday is President’s Day in the U.S.A. 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