Significance of riverside property to appeal to buyers who love history

first_img17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket.A Brisbane couple who named their five-bedroom riverside sanctuary Shangani, never realised the history the Fig Tree Pocket land had stockpiled.The name was in deference to their Rhodesian (now Zimbabwean) upbringing and the gallant bravery of the Shangani Patrol.They had not only purchased the property at 17 Ningana St, from former Australian Defence Minister John Moore, who had deployed troops to East Timor and the UN Peacekeepers, but further back it was owned by Sir Jack Leggo, who was a member of the RAF Dambusters team in World War 2, that was sent on a single air mission to destroy Germany’s dams and industrial centres. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoIn stark contrast to the bustle of battle, Shangani is an oasis of calm and peace on 1.34ha of landscaped gardens bordered by a private creek with two waterfalls and the Brisbane River.Owners Barry and Merle O’Rourke said their property’s name was perfect.“As well as the historical significance of the Shangani River in Rhodesian history, the word itself means a ‘junction’ and was originally used to indicate the junction of two waterways — hence the name for our property, which is at the junction of the Brisbane River and the CubberlaCreek,” Mrs O’ Rourke said. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket.The couple, who had also lived in London and Melbourne, wanted space to raise their young family and found it in droves.“When we moved here 23 years ago there were cows in the paddock opposite us and we knew the moment we saw it, we had to have it,” Mr O’Rourke said.The couple, a former lawyer and merchant banker, said the house was designed with entertaining in mind.The property features a tennis court, swimming pool, and a temperature controlled cellar with a 6000 bottle capacity. The property is being marketed with offers over $7 million by Place Paddington agents Simon Wheelans and Rachael Spinks.last_img read more

Norway’s SWF welcomes back UK’s Drax after coal business shrinks

first_imgThe activities of the Drax Group, which started its business in the late 1960s as the Drax Power Station built to use the coal of the newly-discovered Selby coalfield, now include the production of wood pellets to generate renewable electricity.The company says on its website it aims to become carbon negative by 2030, meaning it will be removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it produces.NBIM said the executive board of Norges Bank, the central bank, made the decision to overturn the exclusion based on a recommendation from NBIM, which is its subsidiary.Since 1 January 2015, exclusions from the country’s former petroleum fund are the decision of Norges Bank’s executive board, rather than the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance.Decisions are based on recommendations from the GPFG’s Council on Ethics, which is appointed by the Ministry of Finance. However for the product-based coal criterion, decisions are formed on NBIM’s recommendations, a spokeswoman for the manager said.“Our estimates now indicate that the company’s coal power capacity is less than 30% of the total power capacity by a good margin, and thus that the company bases less than 30% of its operations on coal,” NBIM said.At the end of 2014, the fund had $51m (€46m) invested in the shares of Drax Group, a holding that had been worth more than $100m the year before. Norway’s NOK10.5tn (€1bn) sovereign wealth fund is welcoming UK energy company Drax Group back onto its list of potential investments after banning it in 2016 because of its coal power activities.Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which runs the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), said: “Since then, the company has undergone significant restructuring, with a transition from coal to biomass as fuel.”Drax Group was excluded in 2016 after an assessment of the product-based coal criterion in the fund’s investment mandate, NBIM said in a statement.At that time, the manager said, more than 30% of the UK company’s total power capacity had been estimated to come from coal.last_img read more

Eagles Host 4-Way Track Meet

first_imgJac-Cen-Del hosted a Varsity Track meet with SW Hanover, Switzerland County, and Trinity Lutheran.Final Results.  Men:  SWH 84, JCD 52, SWC 49, TL 44.Ladies:  SWC 80, JCD 59.5, SWH 56, TL 37.5.Top JCD Performers.  High Hurdles: Christian Comer 3rd 19.7 ; Kara Merkel 3rd 19.7; 100D  Adrian Peetz 4th 12.1; Lauryn Dilk 5th 15.0; 1600M Damon Hughes 3rd 5:17, Nathan Laswell 5th 5:42, Elyse Hunger 2nd 6:30; 400D;                 Katelyn Sizemore 4th 1:18; 300H Kara Merkel 3rd 1:08; 800R  Damion Hughes 2nd 2:21, Dillon Hughes 3rd 2:56, Lauryn Dilk 4th 3:04; 200D  Adrian Peetz 4th 24.7, Shaylee Volz 5th 32.8; 3200 Nathan Laswell 3rd 12.21, Elyse Hunger 1st 14.16, Katie Minch 3rd 15:30; Disc Dylan Parcell 2nd 122’0, Micheal Schmitt 3rd 119’5 Shaylee Volz 1st 92’3, Elizabeth Newhart 5th 73;  Shot Micheal Schmitt 2nd 39’5, Shaylee Volz 3rd 27’10, Elizabeth Newhart 4th 27’2; Long  Adrian Peetz 2nd 17’8, Garrett Boor 3rd 17’7, Lauryn Dilk 3rd 12’5.5.High Jump Garret Boor 1st 5’10, Christian Comer2nd 5’8, Blake Simon 4th 5’4, Taylor Wilhoit 2nd 4’7, Dillan Hughes 4th 4’6,5th Katie Minch 4’2.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SCHEDULESteelers ride Big Ben, Snell to victoryEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) looked like his former self on Monday after missing the final 14 games of last season following elbow surgery. September 15, 2020 Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers opened their schedule with a 26-16 win over the New York Giants. The Giants led 10-3 until Roethlisberger hit JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington for scores in the second quarter.It remained 16-10 when Daniel Jones engineered a 19-play drive that got the Giants near the goal line. But Bud Dupree deflected the final pass of the drive, allowing Cam Heyward to come up with the interception.Bennie Snell rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries, his first 100-yard performance in his second NFL season. He received the bulk of the carries while James Connor battled an injury.The Steelers also bottled up Saquon (SAY’-kwahn) Barkley, who was held to six yards on 15 carries. Jones threw for 279 yards and a touchdown but was picked off twice for the Giants. GOLF-US OPEN-HORSFIELDHorsfield out of Open after positive testMAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Horsfield of England is the second player in as many days to withdraw from the U.S. Open because of a positive result from a coronavirus test. Horsfield had a negative result Thursday from a pre-travel test. Upon landing in New York, he tested positive without having symptoms.TENNIS-FRENCH OPEN Buy the Mets, buy the Mets, step right up and buy the MetsNEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families, a deal that’s subject to the approval of Major League Baseball owners. Cohen also entered negotiations to buy the Mets last year, but the deal fell apart in February. Sportico reported Cohen will own 95% of the team, with the rest staying with the Wilpon and Katz families. The deal reportedly values the franchise at about $2.4 billion.Former major league star Alex Rodriguez and fiancee Jennifer Lopez also attempted to buy the team, but they dropped out of the bidding last month.Fred Wilpon purchased a piece of the Mets 1980 as part of an investment group headed by Nelson Doubleday. Wilpon and Saul Katz bought out Doubleday in 2002. NFL-NEWSNFL reminds team about mask requirementsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL is reminding team personnel on the sidelines about the rules for wearing face coverings. There were several games Sunday in which team members other than players were not using them. Troy Vincent oversees the league’s football operations. He sent a memo to the 32 clubs on Monday saying teams “must remain vigilant” about following protocols set not only by the league, union and clubs, but by state and local governments. Otherwise, he says, the season could be “at risk.”Elsewhere in the NFL: NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSStars finish off KnightsEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars have advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years.The Stars erased a two-goal deficit in the last half of the third period before Denis Gurianov (goor-ee-AH’-nahf) scored on a one-timer during a power play 3:36 into overtime to give the Stars a 3-2 triumph over Vegas. The Stars are 5-0 in overtime this postseason. They also won 3-2 in Game 3 against Vegas, when Alexander Radulov scored 31 seconds into OT. Reilly Smith scored just 15 seconds into the third period to put the Golden Knights ahead, 2-0. The lead held until Jamie Benn scored for the first time in 11 games, beating Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) midway through the third. Rookie Joel Kiviranta (yool kih-vah-RAHN’-tah) tied it on a power play with 3:47 remaining in regulation. Elsewhere around the majors:— Adam Engel delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the eighth inning to lead the White Sox to their ninth win in 10 games, 3-1 over the Twins. Tim Anderson had three hits, including an RBI single that capped the scoring. The outcome allowed the Pale Hose to open a two-game lead over the Twins in the AL Central.— Jorge Ona’s (OHN’-yuhz) tiebreaking, RBI double sparked a five-run seventh as the Padres knocked off Los Angeles, 7-2 to get within 1 1/2 games of the NL West-leading Dodgers. The Padres also scored in the seventh on a pair of fielder’s choices and an RBI grounder en route to their eighth win in a row. Winning pitcher Dinelson Lamet (dih-NEHL’-suhn lah-MEHT’) struck out 11 while limiting the Dodgers to a run and three hits over seven innings. — DJ Stewart, Ryan Mountcastle and Jose Iglesias all homered while the Orioles erupted for nine runs in the third inning of a 14-1 drubbing of the Braves. Pat Valaika also homered and Jorge Lopez allowed a run and five hits over seven innings for Baltimore. Lopez blanked Atlanta until Freddie Freeman homered in the sixth.— Pablo Lopez allowed one run in seven innings with the help of flashy defense by right fielder Matt Joyce, pitching the Marlins to a 6-2 win over the Phillies. Lopez allowed only three hits and retired his final 13 batters to help the Marlins beat the Phils for the fifth time in the just-concluded seven-game series. Jesus Aguilar put the Marlins ahead with a two-run double in the third inning before Miguel Rojas and Starling Marte homered off David Phelps. Update on the latest sports Lewis leads Mariner comebackUNDATED (AP) — Kyle Lewis showed the Oakland Athletics why he’s being touted as an AL Rookie of the Year candidate.Lewis belted a two-run homer and walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning to help the Mariners top Oakland, 6-5 in the opener of a doubleheader. The center fielder ended the game with a .293 average, 10 home runs and 27 RBIs.Seattle trailed 5-0 after home runs by Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien off Marco Gonzales. Tim Lopes’ third double of the game drove in Phillip Ervin with two outs, tying it at 5 in the sixth. The A’s easily earned a split as Mike Minor picked up his first victory of the year with a two-hitter in a 9-0 rout of Seattle. Jake Lamb homered in his first game since Oakland acquired him from Arizona earlier in the day. Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) added a two-run homer and three RBIs to the win. Murray gets wild card for ParisPARIS (AP) — Andy Murray has received a wild card into the French Open. The former No. 1 was the only non-Frenchman to be given a free pass into the men’s main draw of the grand slam which starts in 13 days. Murray was also awarded a wild card into the U.S. Open after pelvic and shin injuries, and went two rounds. Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nah pih-RAHN’-koh-vah) of Bulgaria and Eugenie Bouchard of Canada were the only non-Frenchwomen to receive wild cards. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OHIO STATE DEPARTURES Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-bihn) had 34 saves to help the Stars close out the Western Conference final in five games.NHL-FLAMES-WARDWard named coach of FlamesCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames have removed the “interim” tag from Geoff Ward’s job and made him the NHL club’s head coach. Ward was promoted from associate coach Nov. 29. Calgary was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in six games by the Dallas Stars.MLB-SCHEDULE Associated Press — Keston Hiura’s (HEER’-uhz) sacrifice fly in the eighth inning gave the Brewers a 2-1 decision over the Cardinals in Game 1 of their twinbill. St. Louis took the lead in the eighth, but Ryan Braun laced an RBI double that also put the winning run on third.— Game 2 in Milwaukee also went extra innings before Paul DeJong’s (deh-YUHNGZ’) RBI single in the top of the ninth gave the Cardinals a 3-2 victory and a split of the doubleheader. Tyler O’Neill and Brad Miller also provided run-scoring singles for the Redbirds.— The Reds took Game 1 of their doubleheader by beating the Pirates, 3-1 on rookie Tyler Stephenson’s two-run, walk-off home run in the seventh inning. Trevor Bauer led 1-0 and retired 14 straight batters before Colin Moran led off the seventh with his eighth homer. Bauer was trying for his third seven-inning shutout of the pandemic-shortened season.— Cincinnati completed a sweep as Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) slammed a three-run homer in a 9-4 win over the Bucs. Brian Goodwin and Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) also homered for the Reds.MLB-NEWS Derby horse retired by injuryARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Honor A.P. has been retired because of an injury suffered while completing a fourth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby this month.The 3-year-old colt will stand at stud for next year’s breeding season at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.Honor A.P. had two wins in six career starts and earnings of $532,200, according to Equibase. Tired of waiting: Ohio State stars opt out, move on to draftCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State stars Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis got tired of waiting for a decision on the football season and chose to opt out and begin preparing for the NFL draft. Wade was a preseason All-American cornerback and Davis is an offensive guard. Both are likely to be first-round picks in the 2021 draft. All eyes will now be on quarterback Justin Fields, who could be one of the top picks in the 2021 draft regardless of whether he plays another down of football for the Buckeyes.HORSE RACING-HONOR A.P. — Colts starting running back Marlon Mack will miss the rest of this season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon. Mack suffered the injury on a 3-yard catch midway through the second quarter Sunday. — The Titans have placed starting cornerback Adoree Jackson on injured reserve and replaced him by signing corner Tye Smith to the active roster from the practice squad. ackson was added to the injury report Friday after being limited by a knee issue. — The Browns have switched kickers after one game, waiving Austin Seibert and signing Cody Parkey. Seibert missed an extra point and field goal in Sunday’s 38-6 loss at Baltimore. — Jets running back Le’Veon Bell could miss a few weeks after injuring his left hamstring in the team’s season-opening loss at Buffalo. Coach Adam Gase says Monday he doesn’t want to put a timetable on Bell’s return, but says it could take some time because it’s a soft-tissue injury. — The Jaguars placed starting safety Jarrod Wilson on injured reserve with a left hamstring injury. He’s expected to miss at least a month. last_img read more