Much loved family home on market for first time in 40 years

first_img37 Wackett Street, Pallarenda“The house we had in Sydney, you had to climb at least 50 steps to get to the front door, which wasn’t always a lot of fun,” Mr Carter recalls.“So we knew we didn’t want that again. We wanted a lowset home with a pool for the kids and, having always loved the ocean, a home that was near the beach.“When we bought this home it was near-new, only about three or four years old and it had everything we wanted.“We really enjoyed living here and like Pallarenda a great deal, but we’re now both in our 80s and wanting something a bit smaller and looking to move to the RSL villas.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 37 Wackett Street, PallarendaListed for a negotiable price of $419,000, the home sits on a spacious 708sq m block which backs on to a large landscaped parkland. The property consists of two separate dwellings, with the main house featuring multiple airconditioned living areas with a sunroom adjoining the lounge and dining room serviced by the functional kitchen. There are also three bedrooms, all with built-ins, storage in hallway and bathroom with plunge spa bath and separate toilet.The second dwelling has a large airconditioned bedroom complete with shower and toilet. There is a large workshop on the end of this building and a covered entertaining area that overlooks the inground saltwater pool. It’s a great place to take a dip and cool off on our sunny North Queensland days. The property also has its own bore to keep your lawns green all year round. WHEN Brad and Lee Carter relocated from Sydney to Townsville in 1976, there was never a doubt about the kind of home they wanted to buy to raise their two children.That dream home was none other than 37 Wackett St, Pallarenda, where the couple has now lived for 40 years.With the Carters now in their 80s and their children having left the family home some time ago, the couple are looking to downsize and hand over the keys to a worthy buyer.last_img read more

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Surfside Renourishment Update: Works at Northern End Complete

first_imgImage source: Town of Surfside BeachThe Town of Surfside Beach, SC, has just released the latest update on their beach renourishment project, saying that the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) will be completing the northern end of the project by the beginning of this week.“They will then reverse the direction of the 6th Avenue North feed pipe, and pump southbound,” according to the town’s announcement.Due to efficiencies in the pumping system, GLDD will not switch feed pipes to the 13th Avenue South pipe, but instead continue southward through town utilizing the existing 6th Avenue North pipe, extending as they go along.The 13th South feed pipe will be relocated further south in Garden City.[mappress mapid=”24363″]last_img read more

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Sport Terms

first_imgWhen Oscar Robertson was evidently misinterpreted in a recent interview, the question of his basketball feats compared to Stephen Curry’s feats was the subject of much argument again.  As you might know, Oscar averaged a triple/double for his career.  Curry has been pouring in 50+ points in a game quite frequently.  So, you hear a lot about double/doubles, triple/doubles, and quadruple/doubles.  What do these terms mean?A double/double usually occurs when a big man gets 10+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game.  In the case of a guard, this is usually 10+ points and 10+ assists.  A triple/double simply means you add a third double-digit stat to your total.  For the rare quadruple/double you would need something like 10+ points, 10+ rebounds, 10+ blocks, and 10+ assists.To this date, only Oscar has accomplished the triple/double for his career.  He averaged nearly 30 points per game, 10+ rebounds, and 10+ assists in his career.  That is why he still feels no one, including Curry, has matched his feat.last_img read more

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State Health Department kicks off OB Navigator road shows

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) held the first of a series of community roadshows Wednesday at Ivy Tech Community College to discuss Indiana’s new OB Navigator Program, which is aimed at reducing the state’s infant mortality rate. Indiana currently ranks 7th in the nation for infant mortality, which is defined as the death of a baby before his or her first birthday.Governor Eric Holcomb has tasked ISDH, in partnership with the Family and Social Services Administration and Department of Child Services, to reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate to the lowest in the Midwest by 2024. As part of that effort, he signed House Enrolled Act 1007 into law to create the OB Navigator Program. The program will connect expectant mothers throughout the state to prenatal care and provide referrals for wraparound services and home visiting programs, starting with the state’s highest-risk areas. A total of 13 public events will be held around the state to highlight the program starting with Fort Wayne.Additional roadshows will be scheduled for our listening area in the coming months in Shelby and Bartholomew Counties.last_img read more

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Tennis News Roger Federer begins from scratch on clay courts in the quest for French Open glory

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Paris: Roger Federer returns to clay court tennis for the first time in three years at Madrid next week, admitting it feels like a journey into “no man’s land”. The 37-year-old last tested his ability on European dirt at the Rome Masters in 2016, before opting to concentrate on the world’s hard surfaces and grass courts which have yielded the majority of his 101 titles. But with his career in its twilight, the Swiss has decided to re-enter a realm of tennis for so long dominated by rival Rafael Nadal — and Madrid seems the logical venue. Federer has won two of his 11 clay titles in the Spanish capital where the high altitude helps him negate the traditionally pedestrian pace of the dusty surface. “I’m very excited. It’s a good challenge, a good test. Confidence, I don’t know, it’s in no-man’s land. I have to start from scratch,” said Federer after winning his most recent title in Miami.     His long-term aim this spring is Roland Garros where he was champion in 2009 and where he has been a four-time runner-up in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011, losing on every occasion to Nadal. However, with 11-time French Open winner Nadal in something of a claycourt slump, having been deposed as Barcelona and Monte Carlo champion in recent weeks, Federer saw a glimmer of hope. That shaft of light brightened when world number one Novak Djokovic exited Monte Carlo in the quarter-finals.RELATED     “Roger is still very hungry,” Federer’s coach Ivan Ljubicic told Sky Sports Italia. “And he has got used to playing on clay again pretty quickly.” Federer’s last clay title was in Istanbul in 2015, the same year which saw his last Roland Garros appearance end with a quarter-final exit at the hands of close friend Stan Wawrinka.     Rome in 2016 witnessed the Swiss star’s most recent competitive outing on clay, a straight sets loss to Dominic Thiem in the third round seemingly convincing him that his dirt court career was done. “I’m not very confident going into this clay court season, I can tell you that — I don’t even remember how to slide anymore,” said Federer. “You know, I’m taking baby steps at this point. To be honest, I didn’t play one point — not one shot on clay last year. Two years ago I played two days. Three years ago I played not feeling great in Monaco and Rome and all that. So it’s been so little that I really don’t know what to expect.” Despite his caution, his longtime rivals are wary of under-estimating the 20-time Grand Slam champion next week.     “Everything is possible for Roger,” said world number seven Kei Nishikori who at least can boast winning his only clay court meeting with Federer — at Madrid in 2013.     “Winning Roland Garros might be tougher for him than winning the Australian Open or Wimbledon, but I’m sure he can do anything if he tries 100 per cent. I’m sure Roger can do very well on clay. He’s still my idol, he’s the best player in history.”center_img Roger Federer defeated Robin Soderling in the 2009 French Open.Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles.Rafael Nadal has won 11 French Open titles.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Rishabh Pant to play first World Cup game, replaces Vijay Shankar for clash vs England in Edgbaston

first_img New Delhi: Rishabh Pant is truly destiny’s child. After initially being left out of the Indian cricket team squad for the World Cup, the Delhi wicketkeeper was included in the side as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a broken thumb in the clash against Australia. However, Pant’s fortunes took yet another giant step when he was included in the playing XI for the clash against England after Vijay Shankar suffered a toe injury. India is a win away from reaching the playoffs while for England, this match is vital for their semi-final prospects.After he was excluded from the Indian cricket team for the World Cup, Pant did not hide his disappointment in an interview to India Today. “I was disappointed. Obviously, because every player dreams of representing India and playing a World Cup for the country is even more special. I was disappointed but as a cricketer and as a professional, I know that there’s no point in being disappointed. I try to move on. I am focused on performing in the opportunities that I get. That’s about it,” Pant said.Even former skipper Sunil Gavaskar was surprised at Pant’s omission. “A bit surprised, looking at his (Pant’s) form. He was batting exceptionally well, not only in the IPL but before that also. He was showing great improvement in his wicket-keeping as well. He brings that left-handed option in the top-six which is very handy against the bowlers,” Gavaskar had told PTI after the squad was selected. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan also expressed surprise that there was only one left-hander in the entire Indian batting team.A win in one of their three games will secure them a place in the semi-final. If they win all three, they are assured of a top spot. If they win only two out of three, they have to hope Australia lose to South Africa in order to seal the first position. For England, the situation is incredibly dire. If they lose to India, their game against New Zealand is a must-win. They will have to hope that Bangladesh loses to India but beat Pakistan. If they lose both games, they will be eliminated from the tournament. They will also be hoping that Sri Lanka wins only one game.Pakistan secured a sensational three-wicket win against Afghanistan and kept their hopes of reaching the semi-final alive. On the other hand, New Zealand’s hopes of reaching the semi-final were delayed after suffering a heavy loss to Australia in Lord’s. With the wins for Pakistan and Australia, the race for the playoffs has intensified. Australia is now assured of a top-two finish while for Pakistan, their fate will now boil down to the final league game and they will be hoping for some other results going their way. highlights Rishabh Pant was excluded from the initial World Cup India squad. Vijay Shankar was left out of the match due to a toe niggle.India needs only one win in order to qualify for the 2019 World Cup semis.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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The Latest: Beach volleyball spikes 2 more events

first_imgThe Latest: Beach volleyball spikes 2 more events “We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___1:30 p.m.The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled.Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April. 11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday.Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.”McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution. The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak. With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___12:30 p.m. Associated Press More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The German soccer federation says that games in the top two women’s divisions and the women’s cup will be suspended through April 19.___2:05 p.m.British horse racing will take place without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees.The British Horseracing Authority says “the intention is for scheduled race meetings to take place wherever possible.” It adds that “decisions may have to be made to cancel meetings.” BHA chief executive Nick Rust says the racing industry is “following the government’s advice to strike a balance between protecting public health and maintaining business activity.”More than 250,000 people attended the four-day Cheltenham Festival last week.No decision has been made on whether the Grand National Steeplechase will go ahead at Aintree next month. More Britons bet on that race than any other. ___1:55 p.m. The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.___11:25 a.m.The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak.center_img The international beach volleyball tour has postponed two more events, clearing the schedule of everything until May 6.The FIVB says a three-star event that was supposed to take place this week in Gold Coast, Australia, and a four-star tournament next week in Cancun, Mexico, have been postponed because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The events are crucial for athletes trying to qualify for the Summer Olympics, with more points available at the higher-rated tournaments.The FIVB says it is in contact with the IOC about “potentially revising the beach volleyball qualification system” for the Tokyo Olympics.As of Monday, four of the last nine points-rich four- and five-star events have been postponed or canceled.___ The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___ ___3:30 p.m.The Russian soccer league has taken a step closer to shutting down after CSKA Moscow canceled its upcoming game with Zenit St. Petersburg.The league is to meet Tuesday to discuss its response to the coronavirus outbreak. However, CSKA said it was no longer able to host Sunday’s game against Zenit after restrictions on mass gatherings in Moscow were tightened.CSKA says it will discuss potential rescheduling and refunds for spectators later. March 16, 2020 John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too.Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.”___ The Hungarian soccer federation has temporarily suspended all of its competitions.Federation spokesman Jeno Sipos says clubs have been asked to forego training sessions and make it possible for players and staff members to stay home.Sipos says in a video posted on the federation’s Facebook page “we hope we are contributing to stopping the spread of the epidemic.”The federation’s announcement was in line with a government decision to have sports matches played in empty stadiums and only if organizers took responsibility.Speaking Monday in parliament, famously soccer-mad Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be even better if matches were not played at all. 12:20 p.m.NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics on how long that would last.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction. The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.— Reporting by Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m.The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid. The Russian league was the largest European soccer competition still operational over the weekend, with more than 33,000 fans attending a game between Zenit and Ural Yekaterinburg on Saturday.One large banner at the match read: “We’re all infected with soccer and will die for Zenit.”___2:10 p.m.The German soccer league has extended its suspension through at least April 2. The extension covers the next round of games and the upcoming international break.League CEO Christian Seifert says “it doesn’t mean that we assume we can play from April 3.”Seifert adds that some clubs could face potential financial collapse and put “tens of thousands of jobs” at risk without funding from TV broadcasts and sponsors.Paderborn player Luca Kilian has tested positive for the coronavirus. Three players in the second division also have the virus.Germany was the last of Europe’s top five leagues to suspend games.last_img read more

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Syracuse looks to avoid slow start against Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 18, 2014 at 12:12 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Louis Cross called it a wake-up call.Juuso Pasanen’s 18th-minute goal against Cornell turned around a lackluster first 17 minutes against the Big Red, after Syracuse came out flat following a high-intensity game with Notre Dame.When SU travels to Clemson, South Carolina, to take on the Tigers on Saturday at 5 p.m., the No. 23 Orange (5-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) can’t afford another slow start. The Orange faces a Clemson (3-3, 1-0 ACC) team with a much more balanced attack than the Big Red — one that will be more equipped than Cornell to pounce on early SU miscues.“We were a bit down after (the Notre Dame) game,” Cross said. “But we knew we had to draw a line straight away.”As Cornell pestered the Syracuse back line in the early stages of Tuesday night’s game, the Orange at times scrambled to find its marks and was left to foul the Big Red attackers to prevent goal-scoring chances.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNormally, goalkeeper Alex Bono, Jordan Murrell, Tyler Hilliard and whoever is in the middle have near-flawless execution in playing the ball out of defense on the ground. But on Tuesday, the majority of clearances were in the air and a handful even went out of bounds on the fly.After a stretch in which Cross, Murrell, Bono and McIntyre all vocally urged Syracuse to get in the game, captain Nick Perea motioned with his hands for the team to “calm down.”“It was a very slow start,” Pasanen said. “I think we need to work on that because we can’t have a slow start like that against ACC teams.”Conor Goepel is Cornell’s only goal-scorer this year, as the team has only put two balls in the back of the net now through five games. When Syracuse takes on Clemson, though, it will face a team that has had seven different players score the team’s eight goals on the season.In the first 20 minutes of last year’s meeting, one which SU won 1-0, the Tigers had four shots and two corner kicks, applying early pressure on the Orange defense of Oyvind Alseth, Murrell, Thomas and Chris Makowski.In that game, Clemson outshot Syracuse 12-6 and had a 6-to-1 advantage in corner kicks taken. Similar to Tuesday, the Orange found a way to eke out a victory despite not always being on the front foot, something McIntyre said is a testament to his team’s ability to rebound from stagnant stretches during a game.“We talked about perhaps not being at our best,” McIntyre said. “Good teams have that consistency and we found a way.”Cross said he thinks the Orange can get a “surprise” result at Clemson, but the bigger surprise might be if the Tigers are able to score early on a team that’s surrendered only one goal all season.In order to keep Clemson off the score sheet for a second straight year, Pasanen said the Orange will have to change how it comes out of the gate, and change it quick.“We’ve got to get better tomorrow (in practice),” Pasanen said after Tuesday’s game. “We’ve got Clemson coming up next away and we’ve just got to be 110 percent ready for that game.” Commentslast_img read more

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Allie Murray overcomes early mistake to help Syracuse crush Connecticut

first_imgIt happened again.Syracuse goalie Allie Murray picked up the ground ball close to the goal after Mallory Vehar forced a turnover on Connecticut’s Carly Palmucci. Instead of trying to get rid of the ball quickly, she ran from left to right, nearly a full revolution around the goalie’s crease, at times holding the her stick straight out in front of her with one hand.As she got behind her own net, she tried to clear the ball to a nearby Orange defender. But the pass sailed wide and rolled out of bounds, giving the Huskies a prime opportunity to tie the game up at two a piece. Brooke Jensen did just that 22 seconds later. As UConn celebrated Murray put her head down and knocked the ball away.Murray’s high-risk, high-reward play is predicated on her stepping out far in the crease. Sometimes she’s made saves, like when she stuck her stick out across her body and dove from left to right to stop the a shot prior to allowing that second goal, drawing the loudest applause of the night. Other times, she’s made game-sealing mistakes, like when she ran too far out and turned the ball over against then-No. 3 Florida.Those kinds of big mistakes can shake a goalie’s confidence, but it didn’t affect Murray against Connecticut. She only gave up two more goals the rest of the way and her short memory was a key in No. 4 Syracuse’s (9-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) 17-7 blowout victory over Connecticut (7-2, 1-0 American Athletic) on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The one thing that she did that we asked was get a save on the first shot, and she did,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “That hasn’t happened a lot this year, and it started her confidence and it gave her a great first half with seven saves in that half.”Connecticut came into the game with a shooting percentage of 51.6 on 26.6 shots per game. But the Huskies only scored three goals despite managing to get off 13 shot attempts in the half.Syracuse pulled away from Connecticut when it went on an 8-0 blitz in the final 12:11 of the first half to open up a monstrous lead. But SU’s offense, which struggled the first 15 minutes of the game, might not have had a chance to end the game so early were it not for Murray’s play.Six of her first-half saves came before the run even started and the seventh one came just before Syracuse’s sixth goal, and second of the run. Time after time she tapped her stick all over the goalposts, much like a hockey goalie, and stepped up to block a Connecticut shot attempt, drawing huge applause from her teammates while inducing confusion and frustration for the Huskies.“A goalie that plays that high in her crease, you have to be savy about it, you have to be smart, and you have to fake and shoot around her,” UConn head coach Katie Woods said. “Because of how far out she plays we just hit her (with our shots).”The Huskies hugged each other, jumped up and down and celebrated like a team that wasn’t down 11 after managing to score on Murray with 12:32 left in the game, UConn’s first goal in over thirty minutes.Murray got pulled after it, but only because the game was so far out of reach. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

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