Record smashed in “Australia’s best kept secret” suburb

first_imgThe sale of an apartment in Manly has broken the record price for a unit in the suburb.Late last year, Mr Sorrentino sold a family home on a huge, waterfront block at 497 Royal Esplanade, Manly — smashing the suburb record for the sale price of a house.“I keep saying it’s Australia’s best kept secret, but you watch — the prices are just going to keep going up and up and up,” he said.“There’s just been a lack of good stock.” The kitchen in the apartment at 301/177 Melville Tce, Manly.“There’s a real shortage of high quality apartments and the developers are too scared to build them because they don’t think people will pay the price,” Mr Sorrentino said.“If I had 10 of these I could sell all 10 of them.”Mr Sorrentino said the property sold in just 15 days, with plenty of interest from Baby Boomers looking to downsize without compromising on space and quality. NSW CARPARK COSTS SAME AS QLD UNIT Inside the apartment at 301/177 Melville Tce, Manly.The last record sale price for a unit in Manly was set by the same property when it last sold for $827,000.The latest sale cements Manly as Brisbane’s newest blue chip boom suburb. The view from the apartment at 301/177 Melville Tce, Manly. This apartment at 301/177 Melville Tce, Manly, has sold for $1.2m.A UNIT in the sleepy seaside suburb of Manly has sold for a whopping $1.2 million — smashing the previous record price paid for an apartment there by $345,000. A couple from Sydney snapped up the luxurious three-bedroom, two-bathroom pad at 301/177 Melville Terrace, which had been advertised for offers over $1.1 million.The 170 sqm property, in the boutique “Manly Breeze” complex, offers 270 degree bay and island views and is walking distance from Manly’s cafe precinct. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This penthouse apartment at 301/177 Melville Tce, Manly, has sold for $1.2m.The median unit price in Manly, just 15km from Brisbane’s CBD, is $485,000, according to property research firm CoreLogic.Selling agent Marc Sorrentino of Place Manly said the apartment was the only true penthouse in the suburb and demand for units of that calibre was strong.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago SURF MILLIONAIRE’S DREAM HOME HITS MARKET The private balcony in the apartment at 301/177 Melville Tce, Manly.last_img read more

GulfSlope starts Canoe well drilling in Gulf of Mexico

first_imgU.S. oil operator GulfSlope energy has started drilling of the Canoe well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with the Rowan Ralph Coffman jack-up rig.For illustration only – Image source: PixabayLocated in 325 feet of water, drilling operations for the Canoe exploration well are expected to take approximately 15 days to reach a measured depth of 6,249 feet and will test multiple above-salt Pleistocene age amplitudes that correlate to productive zones in nearby producing fields.  If successful, this well will be evaluated for development options ranging from subsea tiebacks to building a production platform, GulfSlope said.Following the Canoe well drilling, GulfSlope will move the Ralph Coffman to drill the initial exploration well on the Tau prospect (“Tau”) on Ship Shoal Area, South Addition Blocks 336 / 351.The Tau well is located in 305 feet of water and is planned to be drilled to a measured depth of 29,728 feet.  The well will target multiple deep sub-salt formations.The Tau application for a permit to drill is under review by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Company anticipates receiving approval prior to spud.GulfSlope is the operator of Canoe and Tau wells with a 20 percent working interest.Delek GOM Investments LLC, a subsidiary of Delek Group Ltd. (“Delek”) will have a 75 percent working interest and Texas South Energy Inc. will own a five percent working interest.  Under the terms of its operating agreement, GulfSlope will pay eight percent of the cost to drill the exploratory wells and 20 percent of the costs  upon commercial discovery.last_img read more

Cannabis Youth Use Would Increase If Legalised – Australian Study

first_imgMedia Release SayNopeToDope NZ 15 September 2020A new study by researchers from the University of Queensland has found that if cannabis was legalised in Australia, 1 in 6 Australian adolescents and 1 in 3 Australian young adults who had not used the drug would try or use it.The study included 3,052 youths (adolescents aged 12–17 and young adults aged 18–25 years) in Australia who participated in the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey.It was estimated that 17% of adolescents would try for the first time (13%) or use (4%), and 32% of young adults would try (15%) or use (17%) cannabis if it were legal. Among those who reported an intention to try it, 85% of adolescents and 59% of young adults had never used cannabis before. These translate to 199,000 and 238,000 potential initiators, respectively.This would equate to 40,000 adolescents and almost 48,000 young adults in New Zealand who would try cannabis, based on comparable population size of both countries.The results are comparable to a similar analysis of Monitoring the Future 2007–2011, a national survey of senior students in the USA, which found that 18% of lifetime cannabis users reported an intent to use cannabis more often if it were legal. And a Monitoring the Future survey released in 2018 found that one in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal.A new survey released by the state of Colorado just last month found that marijuana use has skyrocketed in the last two years with nearly 21% of young people in the state reporting past month use. Notably, use in young teens (aged 15 and younger) has increased 15.5% from 2017 (the last time data was collected). According to the data, part of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, since 2017, past month marijuana use among those aged 15 or younger has increased 14.8%, 16 or 17-year-olds has increased 3.0%, and 18 or older has increased 1.9%. Overall, marijuana use amongst all age groups has risen 6.2%.Nationwide, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the 2017-2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) State Estimates in December 2019, which showed that past year and past month marijuana use among 12 to 17 year-olds in “legal” states increased around 3.5%, each from 2016-2017 to 2017-2018. Past year and past month marijuana use among 18 to 25 year-olds increased nearly 4.4% each from 2016-2017 to 2017-2018In Canada, past 12-month use of cannabis among people aged 16 to 19 years was 44% (an increase from 36% in 2018) and those aged 20 to 24 was 51%, (an increase from 44% in 2018), according to Health Canada, 2019.ENDSlast_img read more

Dominica Wins Awards and Accolades

first_img 100 Views   no discussions Tweet Discover Dominica Authority wins the global resilience in business award at the 4th annual globalresilience summit.On behalf of the Government and people of Dominica, The Discover Dominica Authority has been globally -recognised by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism and awarded a Champions of Challenge Award for resilience in business following the recovery of the island after Hurricane Maria.This award was awarded to Dominica for the celebration of cultural diversity through a provenapproach that incorporates human interaction as an asset that promotes relationships nurtured andpromoted through sustainable tourism that is environmentally sound.  The Discover DominicaAuthority exhibited that the strategy is producing exponential growth or practices that invest heavilyin their people or those of the community.Colin Piper, CEO, attended the event following a day at the City Nation Place conference discussingsustainable initiatives and developments within the tourism sector. BusinessInternationalLifestyleLocalNewsRegional Dominica Wins Awards and Accolades by: – December 3, 2019 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share https://www.flickr.com/photos/25383706@N00/49030441127/in/album-72157711682599591/ Discover Dominica Authority’s Marketing Agency Wins at the International Travel and Tourism AwardsThe Brighter Group, a Finn Partners Company is the UK marketing agency for the Discover DominicaAuthority and scooped the top award– best marketing agency at the International Travel and TourismAwards for their campaign – Recovery for ReDiscovery Resilience for Dominica.The 2019 International Travel & Tourism Awards celebrated excellence in the industry across 15 awards categories.  The awards were presented in front of an audience of over 500 senior travel industry professionals.Discover Dominica Presented with Travel Lemming AwardDominica has been selected as one of     Travel Lemming ‘s Top Emerging Travel Destinations for2020!Dominica was hand-selected by a Judges Panel consisting of top travel influencers and bloggers from around the world. Travel Lemming commented of Dominica being the “Caribbean’s last hiddengem.”​Travel Lemming is a website founded with the purpose to highlight the world’s emerging travel destinationsFor more information on Dominica please visit www.discoverdominica.comlast_img read more

Homicide suspect jailed

first_imgThe court recommended a P40,000 bailbond for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PN BACOLOD City – A homicide suspect wasnabbed in Barangay Magticol, Toboso, Negros Occidental. Officers of the municipal policestation served the warrant issued by Judge Amy Avellano of the Regional TrialCourt Branch 59 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental dated Sept. 11, 2019. The 26-year-old resident RomnickLucanilao was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 2:10 p.m. onWednesday, a police report showed. Lucanilao was detained in thecustodial facility of the Toboso police station.last_img

‘PLEASE HELP ME, MR. PRESIDENT’

first_img“Sanapo matulungan naman kami ng Presidente. Kung may kasalanan kami, ilaban nila ngpatas,” said an emotional Camacho whom Treñasdescribed during the midterm election campaign as a mayordoma of his rival and estranged brother-in-law, then mayorJose Espinosa III. “The experience left me in constantanxiety, deep depression, shame, sleepless nights,” Camacho lamented. A Special Operations Officer III atthe city government’s Office of Senior Citizens Affairs, Camacho toldPresidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that she and othercity government employees were told to take a leave of absence for six monthsor they would be facing charges. Treñas also pooh-poohed Camacho’scrying on television. Presidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo interviews Iloilo City government employee Rosita Camacho who is seeking President Rodrigo Duterte’s help. She has accused Mayor Jerry Treñas before the Office of the Ombudsman of grave coercion, violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, grave misconduct, oppression, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. SCREEN GRAB FROM PEPLE’S TELEVISION NETWORK Panelo told Camacho to put hercomplaint in writing addressed to him so he could refer it to Secretary EduardoAño of the Department of Interior and Local Government and to the Office of theOmbudsman. “I haven’t talked to her. I have notmet her since nag-election. I am verysurprised sang iya ginpanghambal,” saidTreñas yesterday. He would also be getting in touch withTreñas, said Panelo. He added: “Ako ‘ya kon ano gusto nila atubangay man kami. My conscience isclear.”/PN On Thursday night, Oct. 24, city hallemployee Rosita Camacho appeared in the government-owned People’s TelevisionNetwork’s Digong 8888 Hotline program accusing Treñas of coercion andoppression. On Aug. 23, according to Camacho,Panaguiton told her, “Ros, Mayor Jerry is firm in his decision, everything isready if you don’t comply, NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), CIDG(Criminal Investigation and Detection Group), lawyers, and even funds for thecases against you.” But certain people at city hall shouldbe held accountable for, among others, electioneering, he stressed. The city mayor assured the public thatthe city government would continue to function as it should. Camacho was the third employee at cityhall to file administrative and criminal charges against Treñas and severalother city government officials before the Ombudsman. The two others were BookBinder II Joe Mari Esteral under the civil registry office and Dr. BernardCaspe, chief of the City Health Office. * July 11 to July 31 (with leavecredits) The city mayor was unfazed butexpressed surprise that Camacho appeared on government television. Meanwhile, Caspe claimed Treñassuspected him of campaigning for Espinosa in the May midterm elections andsubsequently pressured him to resign. “Paramabigyan din naman natin ng pagkakataon si Mayor Treñas na maipaliwanag angkanyang ginawa kung ginawa nya man ‘yun,”Panelo told Camacho. “If they think they can disrupt ourwork, I am sorry to say they have a big problem,” Treñas told city hallreporters. FAMAS is the Filipino Academyof Movie Arts and Sciences Awards, one of the foremost award-giving bodies inthe Philippine movie industry. He also gave her time to make atelevised appeal to the President. Esteral, on the other hand, complainedhe was reassigned to the city’s dumpsite and that he was being pressured toturn against his immediate superior, City Civil Registrar Romeo Caesar ManikanJr. who faces investigation for alleged irregularities in the civil registryoffice such as registration of “fake” marriages. * Aug. 19 to Aug. 30 (leave creditsused up already, thus no pay) Treñas previously said the criminaland administrative charges filed against him and several ranking city hallofficials were attempts to disrupt city government services.center_img Camacho claimed that her applicationfor leave from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 was prepared, signed and approved by Agudo,Elevencione and Treñas. APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT. “Sa mahal naming Presidente, humingihi po ako ng tulong…na masabihan po ang aming mayor (Jerry Treñas)…ordinaryong empleyado lang ako…natatakot ako sa buhay ko kung ano ang mangyari sa akin…Ikaw nga e, hinamon ka n’ya noon ng suntukan, ano pa kaya ang mangyari sa akin,” say beleaguered Iloilo City government employee Rosita Camacho on government-owned People’s Television Network. She has accused Treñas before the Office of the Ombudsman of grave coercion, violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, grave misconduct, oppression, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. SCREEN GRAB FROM PEOPLE’S TELEVISION NETWORK “Some people are born actors. Pwede na ina sya FAMAS,” he said. ILOILO City – Who’s afraid ofPresident Rodrigo Duterte? Mayor Jerry Treñas isn’t. He is ready to answer thecomplaint coursed through Digong 8888 Hotline, a government television programthe President designed to receive complaints from the public. “Duhaka bagay ang indi ko gid mapatawad –electioneering in so far as regular employees are concerned, and corruption,”said Treñas. TREÑASUNFAZED On July 3, 2019, according to Camacho,she was summoned by Tan and was told to take a six-month leave or charges wouldbe filed against her. In the weeks leading to the May 13midterm elections, according to Camacho, Treñas kept bringing up her name inderogatory and embarrassing terms. Treñas belied the complaints. She reluctantly complied, she said, onthe following dates: * Aug. 5 to Aug. 16 (with leave credits) He again reiterated that Camacho was amayordoma or yaya of his sister-in-law Gina, wife of former mayor Espinosa andsister of his wife Rosalie. GRIEVANCES * Sept.  1 to Dec. 31, 2019 (122days without pay) “Samahal naming Presidente, humingihi po ako ng tulong…na masabihan po ang aming mayor…ordinaryong empleyadolang ako…natatakot ako sa buhay ko kung ano ang mangyari sa akin…Ikaw nga e,hinamon ka n’ya noon ng suntukan, ano pa kaya ang mangyari sa akin,” saidCamacho. He won’t let that happen, he stressed. But the mayor said he knew that the CityLegal Office is investigating Camacho for alleged electioneering. She also included in her complaintCity Administrator Melchor Tan, Assistant City Administrator and ExecutiveAssistant Noel Panaguiton, Assistant Department Head II Josephine Agudo, andHuman Resource Management Officer Leo Elevencione. “Waayko ya kabalo kon ano iya gusto nga away kay waay man ko gaaway sa iya. Ang iyaya may gina atubang sya nga kaso. Alatubangon ya na,” Treñas added. Early this month, Camacho filedcharges against Treñas before the Ombudsman for alleged grave coercion,violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, grave misconduct,oppression, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. “Sin-omapwersa? Ano pagpwersa mo? Magsiling ka pwersa, ginapilit ka magpirma. Sin-onagpilit sa ila magpirma,” said Treñas. The President’s spokesperson toldCamacho to encourage other city hall employees with gripes to come out andcomplain against Treñas through the Digong 8888 Hotline.last_img read more

Renner Wraps rewards go to IMCA Modified, SportMod rookies of year

first_imgNORFOLK, Neb. – Rookie drivers in three IMCA divisions earn awards again this season from Renner Wraps.The Norfolk, Neb., graphics and promotional products supplier gives complete race car wraps to national IMCA Modified, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products South­ern SportMod rookies of the year.Three hundred dollar gift certificates, applicable toward the purchase of a wrap, go to each of the other four Modified regional rookies of the year.Renner Wraps also antes up $500 in cash to be paid to the lap leader(s) in the upcoming BSB Manufacturing SportMod Race of Champions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.More information is available at the www.rennerwrapsandgraphics.com website or by calling 402 860-1147. Renner Wraps is in its third season of IMCA sponsorship.“The more drivers we can recognize for outstanding accomplishments early in their career the better, and Renner Wraps is in step with congratulating rookies of the year in 2018,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We are pleased to have their support of this program.”last_img read more

World champion Joshua ‘had health issue’  before first Andy Ruiz fight

first_imgUNIFIED world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua said a health issue left him “tired” and “drained” in the build-up to his June defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr.Joshua, 30, reclaimed his world titles in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, dominating the Mexican over 12 rounds.Conspiracy theories had circulated after his initial defeat, one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight history.“I had some issue with my health which I was going through for a long time,” Joshua told the 5 Live Boxing podcast.The Briton added: “I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I felt so tired and drained and thought it must be down to training.“In the changing room before the fight I got a bucket of ice and was putting my head in it thinking ‘why do I feel so tired?’“The responsibilities of being world champion are difficult. All that stuff, feeling so tired, dealing with obligations.“Now I have energy, I haven’t missed a session.”He added: “After my check-ups it showed what the problem was and this is what you have to get sorted.“Even in this camp I had an operation done but as I’d started training in June I had no issues.”Joshua refused to say what the operation was but it is understood the procedure he had was linked to the issue diagnosed after his defeat by Ruiz.Joshua opens up at lastJoshua had hinted previously that he had something to reveal about what went on before his first career defeat and, after initial hesitation, provided at least some insight to the 5 Live Boxing podcast.Theories aired in the interim had ranged from him having shown the effects of being concussed in sparring to having a seizure before the bout at Madison Square Garden.He now says he feels “back” and “focused”.The two-time world heavyweight champion also said he learned a valuable lesson not to accept opponents at short notice – Ruiz was drafted in six weeks before their fight after American Jarrell Miller failed three drug tests.Joshua, who will return to the UK in the early hours of Monday morning with the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, was on the front of Sunday’s Saudi newspapers, alongside Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, who attended his fight.Despite widespread criticism of staging the bout in a country criticised for its human rights record, Joshua said he would “100%” be happy to return to the kingdom on holiday or to perform.‘All challengers are welcome’Joshua is now expected to face either the WBO’s mandatory challenger – currently Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk – or the man in the same position with the IBF, Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.He said he was no longer interested in calling out WBC champion Deontay Wilder for a historic bout with all four world heavyweight titles on the line. Chasing a contest with compatriot Tyson Fury was also dismissed as Joshua said he hoped to focus on one “hurdle” at a time.“Looking so far ahead it can be a blurry vision looking that far out,” Joshua told BBC Sport.“Sooner or later I will be looking directly at the undisputed championship of the world.“If the opportunity presents itself I will fight Wilder and Fury. Wilder has a fight with Fury in February. Once that is out of the way they can start mentioning my name. “I can’t keep on fighting all the champions, the best in the division and then other people who say they want to step up don’t step up.“All challengers are welcome to take on this current unified champion.”Joshua said to defend his belts “on home soil would be big news” after promoter Eddie Hearn revealed he had been in discussions over a fight at Tottenham’s new 60,000-capacity stadium, most likely against Pulev.“It would be mega,” Joshua added. “Looking at how many people came out here shows there is still a big interest in the heavyweight division, especially now we are taking the belts back.“Sometimes it would be better against a Brit, but if not I follow the mandatories and defend them that way.”(BBC Sport)last_img read more

John Legend urges education reform

first_imgProgram Board and EdMonth kicked off its second-annual monthlong initiative on the state of education Monday at Bovard Auditorium with a panel discussion on igniting the next generation of leaders.Shine bright · Grammy award-winning singer John Legend urges students to take charge of their education Monday at Bovard Auditorium. — Ricardo Galvez | Daily Trojan EdMonth aims to bring awareness of the education inequality to students both at USC and at other universities.Opening remarks were presented by David Dwyer, founder of USC Hybrid High School, who highlighted the university’s innovative approaches to education with the new school through the three pillars of personalization, time and connectedness.Grammy Award-winning artist and philanthropist John Legend spoke on education as the foundation that helps students succeed in their talents and career interests. He focused on the importance of education as a right for all students no matter what challenging environment they might come from.“If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief,” Legend said.The event, moderated by Marshall School of Business Professor David Belasco, expressed teaching as an incomparable business.“Out of all of the problems in the world, education is the one thing that can solve others,” Belasco said.Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy expressed the need for every student to pursue an education in current economic times. He put the state’s priorities into perspective, comparing the approximate cost of $8,800 spent on each student in California versus the an average of $86,000 spent on each prison inmates in our country.“The best form of economic stimulus is a diploma,” Deasy said.CEO of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Ana Ponce touched upon the need for students to feel that they deserve an education without being restricted by an undocumented status.“I believe that every kid can have the right to education,” Ponce said. “I’m a Camino Nuevo girl, I grew up undocumented and if I did it then every single kid in that neighborhood can do it.”Kevin Sanchez, who runs Students for Educated Reform and is an EdMonth co-founder, said it was great to have a nonpolitical conversation about education reform in a “hands-on, gloves-off” approach, which he feels people don’t really have.“This is just great because it allows people that aren’t educated about what’s going on to become educated and come out to other events or get involved politically or directly with the kids,” Sanchez said.Students who also might have come to see John Legend were inspired by the event and the call to action for education reform in California.“I ended up learning more than I expected to. I think its an interesting prospective because I’m from New York, so I don’t really know that much about California education,” said Ashley Seruya, a freshman majoring in narrative studies.The panelists ended the discussion urging students to become leaders by simply helping younger students with their personal statements with college or showing them around their school campus. Hrag Hamalian, founder and head of Valor Academy, said that the best way for college students to get involved in education reform is to visit students and and be a role model that they can look up to.“Come and speak to our kids,” Hamalian said. “Students will relate to you more than anyone else.”last_img read more

All-American linebacker Su’a Cravens declares for NFL Draft

first_imgUSC linebacker Su’a Cravens declared for the 2016 NFL Draft on Wednesday, deciding to forgo his senior year for a chance to play in the NFL next season.One of the Trojans’ best all-around players, Cravens will be sorely missed on defense in what has to be a bittersweet moment for USC.“After considering all the options and looking into the future, I feel it is in my best interest to forego my senior year and declare for the 2016 NFL draft,” Cravens said on Twitter. “Playing in the NFL has been a lifelong dream and I feel the opportunity at hand is too good to pass up.”Cravens went on to acknowledge those who guided him through his three years at USC as well as the fan support.“I want to thank all the professors, advisors, trainers, and coaches for everything they have done for me,” he said. “Most of all I would like to thank the fans so much for all their support. You guys truly made my college experience one to remember.”Cravens, a highly touted recruit out of high school, did not disappoint at USC, starting as a safety his freshman year and winning All-American honors. Cravens has been selected to the All-Pac-12 Conference first team as a linebacker the last two seasons.In 26 career starts, Cravens recorded 120 tackles and seven interceptions. His 78 total tackles and 5.5 sacks this season are tied for the team lead.Cravens noted in the days leading up to his decision that he would not declare for the draft if he wasn’t selected in the first round. He is projected to be a mid-to-late first round pick in next year’s draft.Head coach Clay Helton is now faced with the unenviable task of replacing Cravens, who was one of the most consistent and dominant players last season despite the turmoil that surrounded the team, providing leadership and stability to the defense. Options to step in for Cravens include freshmen Cameron Smith and Osa Masina and redshirt junior Scott Felix.The Trojans received better news on the offensive line this week, with All-Pac 12 Conference offensive tackle Zach Banner announcing he will return for his senior season.USC plays its final contest of the year on Dec. 30 against Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl.last_img read more