Former Comm Games minister Jann Stuckey to give up coast foothold

first_imgThe full size tennis court is well lit at night.“This slice of paradise has been tightly held for over 30 years, has brought up two lovely children and seen many happy times. Selling this coastal rural oasis is very emotional for the owners.”The property has six bedrooms split into two houses, four in the main home and two in a separate two bedroom residence. The Stuckey family retreat in Currumbin Waters is for sale via auction.QUEENSLAND parliamentarian and former Commonwealth Games minister Jann Stuckey is giving up a foothold on the Gold Coast that she’s had for three decades.Mrs Stuckey and husband Richard, a doctor on the coast, have decided to finally give up their first ever Queensland home, a 5,785sqm property at Currumbin Waters that they’ve held since moving here from Adelaide in 1987. INSIDE EMILY PALMER’S PROPERTY EMPIRE IT’S TIME YOUR KIDS STARTED PAYING RENT PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN QLD DEAL Queensland Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoWith their two children now adults, the Stuckeys join thousands of empty nesters across the country making plans for their next stage of life.The Stuckeys last month settled on a $3.1m four-bedroom beachfront home in Bilinga, a southern Gold Coast suburb.Agents Nils Turner and Renee Pannekoek of Coast Creek & Country Realty — Currumbin Waters had listed the home as a “lifestyle opportunity”. FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX center_img The home has “cathedral” ceilings.They also have a full size tennis court, an inground pool, cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling glass, cedar French doors and windows, and the home backs onto a pony club.The home goes to auction at 11am on Saturday May 26. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Castex contracts Ensco rig for second Hummer well

first_imgOne of Ensco’s jack-up rigs (For illustration only) Source: Flickr; Author: SP Mac – Shared with permission from the photographerCastex Energy has contracted the Ensco 68 jack-up drilling rig to drill the Main Pass Block 270 B-2 appraisal and development well located in the Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana. Petsec Energy, Castex’s partner in the project, said on Wednesday that the rig was expected to be on site late in the first week of August, with the well spud by mid-August 2018.The date was pushed back to mid-August following a previous announcement that the well would be drilled in mid-July.This is the second well to be drilled on the Hummer field, following the discovery success of the B-1 exploration well in late 2015 which was brought into production in late 2017 following the setting of a production platform and separate oil and gas sales pipelines.The B-1 exploration well was a straight hole drilled to a true vertical depth (TVD) of 15,748 feet in the northwest corner of the Hummer field geologic structure in Main Pass Block 270. The well penetrated five oil and gas reservoirs, one of which was completed for production.The Hummer field structure extends over a strike of five miles within the Main Pass Block 270, 273, 274 leases which cover 15,000 acres, in some 200 feet of water.Petsec Energy’s US producing assets; Source: PetsecThe B-2 appraisal and development well will be drilled from the Main Pass Block 270 B production platform to a bottom hole location approximately 6,000 feet to the east of the B-1 discovery well. This is the first of potentially three to eight appraisal/development wells required to develop the field.The well is designed to test six oil and gas reservoirs, these being the five oil and gas reservoirs that were intersected in the B-1 well and a deeper horizon not tested by the well but productive in the area.The primary objectives of the B-2 well are two sand reservoirs with proven oil and gas reserves discovered in the B-1 well, one of which is categorized as proved developed producing (PDP), the other Proved Undeveloped (PUD). These reservoirs are also productive in similar nearby fields – namely the Main Pass 280/283 Field Complex.The B-2 well is planned to be drilled to a measured depth (MD) of 18,559 feet with a true vertical depth (TVD) of 16,624 feet.It is expected to spud in mid-August 2018 and take approximately 80 days to reach total depth. Contingent on the results of the well, the production facility will be expanded and the well completed for production with production estimated to begin in mid-December 2018.The estimated net cost to the company to drill the well is approximately $2.6 million, plus $1.0 – $1.2 million for completion and additional production facilities.last_img read more

Public Meetings Set for CAWS Dredged Material Management

first_imgImage source: USACEThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, and the City of Chicago will host two public meetings for the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) Dredged Material Management Plan and Integrated Environmental Impact Statement.The meetings are set to take place as follows:Wednesday, May 15, 2019Chicago Public Library Vodak East Side Branch 3710 E. 106th St. Chicago, IL 60617;5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Doors open & registration for spoken comments;6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Presentation followed by public comments; Q&A to follow (if time allows).Saturday, May 18, 2019Calumet Park (gymnasium) 9801  S. Avenue G Chicago, IL 60617;11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Doors open & registration for spoken comments;11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Presentation followed by public comments; Q&A to follow (if time allows).The purpose of the study is to identify and evaluate alternatives for dredged material management for the CAWS, which is made up of six federal navigation projects: Calumet Harbor and River; the Calumet-Saganashkee (Cal-Sag) Channel; Chicago Harbor; Chicago River; the South Branch of the Chicago River; and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. USACE analyzed alternatives that could safely confine 20 years’ worth of dredged material generated in the operation and maintenance of the federal navigation channels of the CAWS.These meetings are being held in order to present the results of the study and provide an opportunity for submitting comments, said USACE.last_img read more

2 Tourism Policemen Killed near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

first_imgTwo tourism policemen were killed by gunmen on Wednesday near the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead two members of Egypt’s tourism and antiquities police force on a road near the Giza pyramids on Wednesday, security sources said, in a rare attack near a tourist site.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Islamist militants bent on toppling the Cairo government have in the past killed hundreds of police and soldiers, usually at checkpoints and barracks or police stations. However Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which has recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State regional militant group, claims responsibility for most of the anti-government attacks, which took place in the restive Sinai peninsula and extended lately to capital Cairo and other provinces across Egypt.A shift towards attacks on softer tourist and economic targets could undermine Egypt’s efforts to win back foreign tourists scared away by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising which ousted veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak.Tourism is one of the top sources of income and foreign currency earnings for the Arab world’s most populous country.last_img read more

Iloilo capitol to launch ‘Tanum Iloilo’

first_imgShe said that although the tree is a native in the province of Iloilo, the species also grow in the forests of Jamindan, Capiz. “Tanum Iloilo: Tree Planting with Social Distancing” will have its symbolic launching on June 25 in celebration of Arbor Day. Capiz’s Gov. Esteban Contreras turned over the seedlings to Governor Defensor on June 10. The endemic plant, known scientifically as Aglaia argentea, was named after the province of Iloilo. The tree planting program will be participated by municipalities, barangays, national government agencies, non-government organizations, and the private sector, among others. ILOILO – The provincial government is launching a province-wide tree planting convergence drive with adherence to social distancing protocols. “We are hoping that we can propagate this. We do hope that this will symbolize the commitment of Capiz and Iloilo in making our provinces, and probably the whole Panay Island become adaptive to climate change. We can make Panay become greener and more beautiful,” Contreras said. ILOILO TREE “What’s important is the nutrients it gets from the ground. The soil needs to have compost and organic matter. Although it is rainy season now, we should watch out and if there are some weeks without rain, the seedlings need to be watered,” Primavera said. The massive tree planting program aims to plant 1.5 million trees a day, according to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. The Iloilo tree can grow up to 30 meters tall and survive up to 100 years with proper care. Its leaves, which form into a rounded crown in a full-grown tree, have a silver underside. “We will implement laws, ordinances, administrative issuances, and resolutions relative to the environment, particularly on tree planting,” the governor said.center_img “We want to show that we can proceed with life even with social distancing. That the programs that we have been implementing, we will continue to implement,” Defensor said. Jurgenne Primavera, chief mangrove scientific advisor of the Zoological Society of London-Philippines, said the Iloilo tree is unique since it is the only tree that was named after a place. A large number of this tree can be found in the mountains of Jamindan town in Capiz. But the trees’ population diminished due to the Ilonggos’ lack of awareness of its importance. For his part, Governor Contreras said Iloilo province is the rightful owner of the Iloilo tree, which has helped Capiz in its One Million Trees in One Day Challenge in 2018. Among those to be planted are the 100 seedlings of Iloilo tree donated by the Capiz provincial government to the province of Iloilo. The tree was called “Iloilo” by a Catholic priest in 1840 as he observed that a lot were growing in the province. She advised the local government units to plant seedlings in an open space to allow its growth. “We will also propagate it here. We will turn it over to the municipalities during the symbolic launching of Tanum Iloilo,” Defensor said. A tree guard should also be put around the seedling to protect it from any animal or human intervention. (LHC, Capitol News, PNA/PN)last_img read more

Coaching Changes

first_imgWe all are aware of the coaching changes that college athletic programs have.  What we don’t hear about is what happens to the players who still have eligibility at that school or what becomes of the past coaching assistants.  Are they just collateral damage?Recently, IU fired basketball Coach Crean.  When Archie Miller took over the program, he called in one of the players who had eligibility left at IU informing him that he did not fit into Miller’s plans for the new season.  What was this athlete going to do next?  Fortunately for this athlete, he did find another school. However,  many of the athletes just like him are left in limbo.  This is more likely to happen to the assistant coaches unless their former boss finds another college quickly and takes him along.  This is what Miller did with many of his assistants from Dayton.  (previous school)There should be a clause that gives these players caught in the middle some kind of security that their scholarship will not be taken away from them every time there is a coaching change.  What if you are a junior and just have one year left?last_img read more

Last weekend for ‘Fear Factory’

first_imgPhoto: Fear FactoryBatesville, In. — This is the last weekend for the Fear Factory Haunted House at the RomWeber Marketplace. Friday and Saturday it will be open to the public from 7 to 10 p.m. Ten-dollars for the haunted house and $5 for the Escape Room.last_img

Osimhen bangs-in 5th Lille goal

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Red-hot Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, scored his fifth goal since joining French Ligue 1 side, Lille, in the summer. Osimhen, who was an instant hit for Lille, struck in the 39th minute in their 2-1 win over Angers on Friday. Goals from Osimhen and Luiz Araujo ensured Lille 100 per cent home record in Ligue 1 this season. Osimhen has been in superb form for Lille following his switch from Belgian outfit, Sporting Charleroi this summer. The 20-year-old, who was on target in Nigeria’s 2-2 international friendly draw against Ukraine on Tuesday, will also be keen to move ahead of Dutch forward Memphis Depay of Olympic Lyon in the top scorers chart. Lille occupy 4th position in the table on nine points from five games, behind Lyon, PSG and Rennes.Tags: AngersLigue 1LOSC LilleLuis AraujoVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Pulis: No Palace return for Zaha

first_img But a move back to Palace, who sit 18th in the table, is not on the cards according to Eagles manager Pulis. “We’ve spoken to David Moyes about Zaha and I don’t think he’s too keen on him coming back to London,” he told talkSPORT. “It’s not a problem for us, he’s a Manchester United player. We don’t think it’s a goer, although we were very keen if there was a possibility to take him on.” With his only competitive start for United coming in the 4-0 Capital One Cup last-16 clash with Norwich, Zaha is likely to be allowed to leave on a temporary basis. And while Zaha will not be back at Palace, Pulis has several other targets. “There are irons in other fires and we’re working hard to bring other players in,” he said. “It is what we need to do. I said when I came here that this window was important. If we can have a good window that gives us a better opportunity of staying up.” Tony Pulis claims Wilfried Zaha will not return to Crystal Palace as Manchester United boss David Moyes wants to avoid sending the player back to London. Zaha signed for the Red Devils 12 months ago but stayed at Selhurst Park and helped the Eagles back into the Barclays Premier League. The 21-year-old England international has played in just two league games for United so far this season and Moyes confirmed that several clubs have enquired about a loan deal. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cross-country records set at Penobscot Valley Conference championships

first_imgBoys’ team scores, Class C Kassidy Dill, Orono, 19:33Eliza Broughton, GSA, 20:09Camille Kohtala, Orono, 20:32Mary Richardson, GSA, 20:36Zeya Lorio, GSA, 20:55 Girls’ team scores, Class B Caribou, 29John Bapst, 82Ellsworth, 84Mount Desert Island, 93Old Town, 104 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBoys’ individual, Class C Dylan Marrero, Caribou, 17 minutes, 55 secondsEvan Desmond, Caribou, 18:00Matthew Frost, Ellsworth, 18:00Alec Cyr, Caribou, 18:07Matthew Shea, Ellsworth, 18:08 Orono, 28GSA, 49Narraguagus, 106Bucksport, 127Machias, 130 MDI, 46Caribou, 74Ellsworth, 86John Bapst, 92Presque Isle, 130 ELLSWORTH — George Stevens Academy’s John Hassett and Mount Desert Island’s Tia Tardy both set course records at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Saturday in Old Town.Below is a list of the top-five individual finishers from both class sizes and the top-five team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.Boys’ individual, Class Bcenter_img Orono, 32* (won tiebreaker)GSA, 32* (lost tiebreaker)Narraguagus, 101Washington Academy, 115Houlton, 127 Tia Tardy, Mount Desert Island, 18:58Amanda Boyd, John Bapst, 20:29Audree O’Meara, Old Town, 20:38Trinity Montigny, Ellsworth, 21:00Sara Hunt, John Bapst, 21:07 Girls’ individual, Class B Girls’ team scores, Class C Boys’ team scores, Class B John Hassett, George Stevens Academy, 16:26Brendan Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 17:17Ollie Dillon, GSA, 17:20Matt Keresey, Orono, 17:35Lowell Ruck, Orono, 17:35 Girls’ individual, Class Clast_img read more