Sale price finally been revealed for one of regional Qld’s biggest property sales

first_imgThe sale price for this amazing Mandalay home has finally been revealed.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by THE sale price, but not the buyer, has finally been revealed for one of the Whitsunday’s most impressive homes.Property records now reveal the former home property developer Neil Murray and his wife Denise at Mandalay, just near Airlie Beach has sold for $14 million.It also revealed a contract was signed for the deal in June, but it did not settle until late November.The buyer’s name has not yet been revealed. The stunning property was advertised for $25 million when it was first advertised in 2013.The 4114sq m property has a marina big enough for two 21m yachts, a helipad, climate-controlled wine cellar with dining for 12, six kingsize bedrooms, nine bathrooms and an infinity pool overlooking the Whitsundays.last_img read more

KLP removes Chevron from blacklist after 13-year ban

first_imgChevron was banished from KLP’s investment universe in 2004 for links to serious environmental damage, relating to the company’s long-running legal battle over pollution in the Ecuadorian rainforest.In 2000 Chevron bought Texaco, which had been involved in oil extraction in Ecuador years before. Local communities sued Texaco, and later Chevron, for restitution, and KLP’s exclusion had been based on documentation from this case.But last year, a US appeals court ruling confirmed that lawyers for the communities had built their case on falsified documents and bribery of both witnesses and judicial officials in Ecuador.As well as this, the pension fund said Chevron had made big improvements to its human rights policy and environmental management systems.The Chevron decision was one of several changes the pension fund has made to its exclusion list. KLP said it had excluded two coal companies and one tobacco company from its investment universe.Alongside Chevron, AGL Energy, Alstom and L-3 Technologies have also been brought back into its investment universe.The changes were the result of a biannual review conducted by KLP with regard to the organisation’s Guidelines for Responsible Investment.This month, KLP’s list of potential equity investments is to expand to around 6,000 companies, from 3,000, following new investments in a global small-cap index. KLP, Norway’s main provider of municipal pensions, has added US oil giant Chevron back to its investment universe after a 13-year exclusion after the basis for the blacklisting was largely discredited.The NOK641bn (€65.7bn) pension fund said a 2016 US court ruling meant that documents in an environmental case against Chevron – upon which the KLP exclusion was at least partly based – had been falsified, and witnesses and judicial officials had been bribed.Anne Kvam, head of responsible investments at KLP, said: “We have been an active voice in calling for change at Chevron for years, despite the company’s exclusion.“With Chevron’s inclusion in KLP and the KLP fund’s investments, we plan to continue our engagement with the company as an active owner.”last_img read more

Lloyd “Sparky” Walter Siebert

first_imgLloyd “Sparky” Walter Siebert, age 79 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.The son of Orval and Esther (Menchoffer) Siebert was born on April 30, 1938 in Batesville, IN. The 1956 Batesville High School graduate married Donna Smock on June 30, 1962 at St. John Catholic Church in Osgood.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads.Back in his day, Lloyd liked to have fun, maybe too much fun.  He liked to drag race (not necessarily legally) in his 57 Chevy and when he was still underage he and his friends used to go to the old Feltz’s to get their beer.   Sparky, as his buddies at work liked to call him, eventually retired from Hill-Rom, but before that he worked for many years at the Union Furniture Company.  Lloyd and his wife, Donna loved to travel in their RV.  They have actually been to all 50 states except Alaska. The real love of his life was his grandchildren.  In fact, he was always at their events, even in his poor health.   Lloyd “Sparky” will truly be missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his wife Donna, son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Maureen Siebert of Sunman; three grandchildren, Brookelyn, Kameron and Janae Siebert; and brother and sister-in-law Mac and Kathy Siebert of Batesville.Visitation will be Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 10am to 12pm immediately followed by funeral services at 12 noon all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Pastor Creighton P. Leptak Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Crossroads.  Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the National MS Society c/o the funeral home.Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

Iwobi,others ready to frustrate Liverpool

first_img “People talk a lot about him [Van Dijk], yes he is a great defender but I’ve already dribbled past him,” Richarlison said in an interview with Desimpedidos, per Mirror. “He was chosen as one of the top three in the world as he had an excellent season. But yes, for me there are better defenders.” When asked to name the three defenders he believed to be superior to Van Dijk, Richarlison replied: “Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos.” Two international teammates and a defender who is seen as public enemy number one in the eyes of Liverpool fans? We see what you’re doing, Richarlison. The debate between Ramos and Van Dijk has been prominent for some time now and to be fair to the Everton man, siding with the Spaniard is fair game. read also:Eagles’ defeat to Argentina, Algeria were big morale blow – Iwobi But Marquinhos and an aging Silva over the Liverpool man? Not for us. The Merseyside derby on the weekend could see the Reds and Van Dijk edge ever closer to the Premier League title. But thanks to Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday evening, Liverpool cannot secure the title at the home of their bitter rivals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester City’s win over Arsenal on Thursday means Liverpool can’t win the Premier League at Everton this weekend. Super Eagles and Everton forward Alex Iwobi reacts after a good strike Still, with two more wins needed to end a 30-year wait, Iwobi and co. will want to further delay the Reds’ coronation for a while longer by securing a positive result in the 236th Merseyside derby. The blue half of this friendly derby haven’t tasted success in this game since a 2-0 win since 2010, a run Carlo Ancelotti will hope to rouse his troops to end on Sunday. Everton striker Richarlison has kickstarted the war of words between the Toffees and Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby. The Brazilian striker believes there are three defenders in world football who are currently superior to the Reds’ Virgil van Dijk. It’s a bold statement, especially given the fact that the Dutchman was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year last season and finished second in the 2019 Ballon d’Or rankings. However, Richarlison still isn’t convinced and says he believes there are three defenders still active in the game who are better than Van Dijk. We get the feeling there’s a little bit – sorry, enormous amount – of bias here from Everton’s talisman.last_img read more

Leising congratulates New Horizons on 50-years at the Statehouse

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising recently met with New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc. at the Statehouse.  New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers care and support for residents living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in southeast Indiana, was honored by Gov. Holcomb for its more than 50 years of business in Ripley County.last_img

Lloris – No interest in joining Arsenal

first_img Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud had appeared on French TV to suggest his international team-mate might be open to the move, but Lloris said it was news to him. “Yes I heard about that,” Lloris said on the Tottenham website. “I think maybe some words were twisted, but it is embarrassing. I don’t think that. I’m very focused on Spurs’ ambition and I am very pleased to play for Spurs. Press Association “I have too much respect for the club and the Spurs fans to think that kind of thing. Of course I know (Giroud) very well because we are team-mates in the national team – the same with Laurent Koscielny – but I am a Spurs player and I’m very proud to play here.” Much of the speculation has hinged on Tottenham’s fortunes in the battle for Champions League football as they try to chase down fourth-placed Liverpool, but Lloris claimed that would not affect his commitment to the club as his main priority is Barclays Premier League football. “When I joined Spurs it was because it is a very important club in England that has the ambition of playing Champions League football every year,” he added. “Of course, the Premier League is the best league in the world where every week you play against very good teams. “I think it is the most competitive league where five, six, seven or more teams can have the aim of finishing in the top four. I know there is a lot of speculation, but I just want to be focused about my job and my work. I just want to try and help the team get the best results and hopefully get a place in the next Champions League. “You have to fight for that, especially in the Premier League, where it’s very hard to finish in the top four because there are a lot of big clubs with big ambitions.” center_img Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has laughed off talk of a move across north London to Arsenal.last_img read more

Ben Arfa wants to fight for future

first_img Press Association Sport understands the France playmaker, forced to train with Newcastle’s reserves by manager Alan Pardew, is determined to fight for his St James’ Park future. Newcastle bosses claimed Ben Arfa returned for the start of pre-season overweight, but the French midfielder looked sharp as he scored in a 5-2 reserve-team victory over Reading on Monday. Press Association Ben Arfa’s contract expires next summer and Newcastle are keen to offload the 27-year-old, with Pardew deeming him surplus to requirements. The 13-cap France star is understood to favour battling to win back favour at Newcastle over any transfer. Ben Arfa has previously been a target for Newcastle’s Premier League rivals Tottenham and Liverpool, but interest has waned in this transfer window. Lyon are thought to have expressed their interest to Newcastle, but Ben Arfa is not keen on leaving the Premier League or returning to his first senior club. Ben Arfa joined Newcastle in 2010 and established himself as one of the most creative forces at St James’ Park, but his relationship with current boss Pardew remains strained at best. Ben Arfa, who has been frustrated with Newcastle’s intimations he has been unfit and overweight, is confident he has proved his fitness. Newcastle laboured to a 1-0 victory over Sky Bet League One side Gillingham in the Capital One Cup second round on Tuesday night. The Magpies claimed their first goal of the new season, but even that was an own goal from Gillingham’s John Egan. The former Sunderland defender turned the ball into his own net to hand Pardew’s men their first win of the new campaign, but still none of Newcastle’s players are off the mark. Newcastle lost 2-0 at home to champions Manchester City on the season’s opening day before grinding out a 0-0 stalemate at Aston Villa last weekend. New strike duo Siem de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere failed to click at Gillingham, while Yoann Gouffran could not find the net at Villa Park. The Magpies craved the kind of defence-unlocking creativity that is Ben Arfa’s speciality in Kent and have lacked spark so far this term. Boss Pardew admitted his side must find their attacking feet and fast to jump-start their league campaign, but it looks as though that will still unfold without Ben Arfa’s assistance. Pardew revealed he could turn to teenager Rolando Aarons for Saturday’s home clash with Crystal Palace after the 18-year-old impressed at Gillingham. “He typifies what Newcastle crowd want to see, taking people on and making things happen,” said Pardew of the Jamaica-born winger. “There’s a good chance he could play on Saturday the way he played.” Newcastle signed Aarons from Bristol City in 2012, with Pardew revealing the flighty winger has edged ahead of home-grown youngster Adam Armstrong during the summer. “He came into our academy quite late and he started showing a few signs at the back-end of last year,” said Pardew on Aarons. “Probably he was behind Armstrong at that stage, though he’s just edged above him this pre-season. “We’ve got two offensive players coming through the academy and if they can crack it in the first team that would be very lucky for us. “Because it’s very difficult to get offensive players through your academy.” Hatem Ben Arfa is ready to dig in his heels and reject any move away from Newcastle in the current transfer window.last_img read more

Alexis Sanchez lands Football Supporters’ Federation player of the year award

first_img The Chilean said: “I’m delighted to receive the FSF Player of the Year award. Personally, it’s been a great 2015 for me on the pitch with both my club and country. “Arsenal have enjoyed a good start to the season and it was disappointing to pick up an injury. But I’m hoping to be back soon to help my team-mates have another successful year.” Gunners manager Arsene Wenger added: “Alexis has had a great 2015 – winning the FA Cup with us and the Copa America with Chile. “He has made a huge impact on English football since his arrival at the Emirates and I’m very happy that his skill, ability and dedication has been recognised by football fans across the country.” The presentation of the FSF Awards, in association with William Hill, takes place in London on Monday night. Press Association Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been named Player of the Year by the Football Supporters’ Federation.center_img The 26-year-old forward scored 20 goals in 2015, including a superb long-range effort in the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa. Sanchez topped the fans’ vote ahead of runner-up Jamie Vardy, with Sergio Aguero, David De Gea, Harry Kane and John Stones also on the shortlist. last_img read more

Sarfraz named Pakistan Test captain

first_img(REUTERS) – Sarfraz Ahmed has been announced as the new captain of Pakistan’s Test side, meaning he will lead the team in all three formats.The role became available following the retirement of veteran Misbah-ul-Haq after the series against West Indies in May.Sarfraz, who is already Pakistan’s Twenty20 and one-day international skipper, was quickly touted as the name to take over, and Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan made the announcement at a ceremony to honour Pakistan’s successful ICC Champions Trophy campaign, which culminated in them routing rivals India in the final.“I take this opportunity to announce Ahmed as our Test captain in addition to one-day and Twenty20 captain,” Khan said.“I and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq had decided already and I think this is the right time to declare it.”It marks a steady rise to being captain across all formats for Sarfraz, who replaced Shahid Afridi as T20 skipper following an early exit at the World T20 in 2016, while Azhar Ali stood down as ODI captain in February.The 30-year-old has played 36 Tests for his country, scoring 2 089 runs at average of 40.96.On the appointment, Sarfraz said: “I am honoured to be appointed Test captain. I will do my best to lift the team in all three formats and will not rest on Champions Trophy laurels.” (Omnisport)last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgHORSE RACING-DEL MAR-FATALITY3-year-old filly euthanized after workout at Del MarDEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old filly was euthanized after completing a workout at Del Mar, the track’s first fatality of its summer racing season.Lovely Lilia had just completed a four-furlong workout in 49.20 seconds during training hours Saturday when she was pulled up and vanned off the track. Veterinarians found that she could not recover from the unspecified injury and was euthanized.Lovely Lilia was trained by Vladimir Cerin. She had two wins in seven career starts and earnings of $37,551, according to Equibase. — The Arizona Cardinals say that owner Michael Bidwill has been released from a Rhode Island hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. The team revealed on Friday that the 55-year-old Bidwill was in the hospital with the virus. Bidwill said in a statement that he “learned first-hand just how serious COVID-19 is.” — Frank Bolling, a two-time All-Star second baseman and the last player to hit a grand slam off Sandy Koufax, has died. He was 88. Bolling died Saturday. He was diagnosed with cancer about five years ago, according to a notice posted by the funeral home handling the arrangements. Bolling played 12 seasons in the majors, six with Detroit and six with the Braves, and hit .254 with 106 home runs. He won a Gold Glove in 1958 with the Tigers and for part of that season, his double-play partner was his older brother, shortstop Milt Bolling. WORLD TEAMTENNIS-FANSFans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West VirginiaWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — World TeamTennis has welcomed fans to matches at a resort in West Virginia. The matches started Sunday at The Greenbrier, where the entire three-week season is being held. There were strict measures in place at the matches to ensure health and safety as confirmed cases of the new coronavirus soar across the country. PGA-WORKDAY OPENMorikawa clutch in finish and playoff to win Workday OpenDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa never looked like a winner at the Workday Charity Open until he tapped in for par on the third playoff hole, capping off a wild finish Sunday at Muirfield Village.Morikawa trailed Justin Thomas by three shots with three holes to play and managed to get into a playoff with a 6-under 66. Then, after watching Thomas hole a 50-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole, he had to make a 25-footer just to stay alive. He could only watch as Thomas had a 10-footer to win on the 18th on the second playoff hole.It finally ended on No. 10 when Thomas had to lay up from behind a tree and made bogey, and Morikawa took two putts from just inside 10 feet for his second career victory, and first against a strong PGA Tour field. New York is set to open a pandemic-shortened season July 23 at Washington. Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March and used the coronavirus hiatus to recover. In other MLB news:— Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was late arriving to summer camp after he tested positive for COVID-19. The three-time All-Star closer says he believes he contracted the virus from his 4-year-old son Kaden. He says the child had a fever, among other symptoms, which led his wife to suggest everyone in the family get tested. Jansen says his wife, Gianni, and 7-year-old daughter Natalia tested positive, but that his first test was negative. A day later, he says he also tested positive. Jansen expects to be ready for the season opener on July 23. — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Eric Lauer says he’s on the injured list because he was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Lauer said he hasn’t tested positive. The protocols accompanying that situation caused Lauer to arrive late to the Brewers’ summer camp. He made it to camp Friday, nearly a full week after the Brewers’ first full-squad workout. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Lauer still has a chance to be ready for the start of the season.— Protective masks won’t be out of sight when big league baseball resumes. Some players and coaches are planning to wear them on the field. Safety protocols require masks in clubhouses and close proximity indoors, but not on the field. Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier plans to wear one during games, in part to set an example for those watching on television. Atlanta third base coach Ron Washington also plans to wear one for health reasons. At age 68, he’s in a high-risk group. Viktor Hovland of Norway had a 71 and finished alone in third. He was in the final group of three young stars, all of whom had the lead at some point during the final round.FATAL SPEEDWAY CRASH-VIRGINIAVirginia speedway: Driver dies following crash during raceHAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A driver has died after crashing during a race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. Speedway officials say Shawn Balluzzo crashed during the second of two Modified Division races Saturday night. He had finished second in the first of the twin 50-lap races, which were the season openers for the Modifieds. During the second race, Balluzzo’s car went airborne after bumping another car and crashed front-first into a wall. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Del Mar’s summer meet opened Friday. The seaside track north of San Diego ranks among the country’s safest tracks, according to The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database. It had a rate of 0.62 fatal injuries per 1,000 starts last year. The national average for tracks that reported was 1.68.BRITAIN-SUBSTANCE TESTUK Sport says welfare not risked with athlete substance testLONDON (AP) —The UK Sport government agency said athletes’ welfare was not put at risk with the use of an experimental substance ahead of the 2012 London Olympics that was disclosed for the first time Sunday by a newspaper. The Mail on Sunday reported public money was used to provide a select band of athletes with an energy drink called DeltaG, claiming there were no guarantees the product did not cause side-effects nor was it certain to be cleared by the World Anti-Doping Agency. July 12, 2020 Associated Press O’Ward and Rosenqvist were both chasing their first career victories. They traded the lead throughout the second half of the race. O’Ward pulled ahead in the 43rd of 55 laps. Rosenqvist kept charging and finally passed him.MLB-NEWSYankees’ Judge out 2nd straight day with stiff neckUNDATED (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has been held out of action for a second straight day due to a stiff neck. The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was scratched from a simulated game Saturday after waking up with a sore neck. On Sunday the right fielder wasn’t included in either lineup for an intrasquad scrimmage. New York manager Aaron Boone said Judge got treatment at Yankee Stadium and was improving. center_img LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Soccer postponed a match between Toronto FC and D.C. United shortly before it was scheduled to begin Sunday morning because of one unconfirmed positive test and one inconclusive test for the coronavirus. The unconfirmed positive test was for a D.C. United player, while a Toronto player returned the inconclusive test. The league announced Sunday night that the match would be rescheduled for Monday with a 9 a.m. EDT kickoff after all players on both teams had tested negative during the additional round of testing. The postponement is the latest hiccup for the tournament in Florida, which has already had two teams drop out because of a spate of COVID-19 cases. FC Dallas and Nashville were both withdrawn earlier this week, reducing the tournament to 24 teams. FC Dallas had 10 players and one coach test positive for the virus. Nashville had nine players test positive.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— NHL teams return to the ice Monday for the first time since March as the 24 that qualified for the expanded playoffs open two-week training camps. Mixed with the excitement is the uncertainty of which and how many players might opt out and how the long layoff could contribute to injuries. It’s a training camp unlike any in history, with players coming back from a four-month absence to compete for the Stanley Cup. It’s a two-week sprint from home cities to Toronto for Eastern teams and Edmonton, Alberta, for their Western counterparts. — For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, fans have returned to elite European soccer. Thousands of spectators turned out Sunday to see Paris Saint-Germain’s superstars back on a pitch. For their return to work, PSG’s marquee attacking duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe wore face masks in red, white and blue PSG colors and messages of thanks for health workers. The exhibition match was the first encounter in front of spectators to feature one of Europe’s elite clubs since the outbreak erupted. Only 5,000 people were allowed inside Le Havre’s 25,000-seat stadium to see the French League 2 club take on PSG’s star-studded squad. Like last Sunday, drivers again wore black T-shirts with “End Racism” and most took the knee a few moments before the national anthem. When he stood on the podium, Hamilton, the only Black driver in Formula One, raised a clenched right fist. INDYCAR DOUBLEHEADER-ROSENQVISTRosenqvist surges at Road America for 1st IndyCar victoryELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist passed Pato O’Ward on the next-to-last lap and earned his first career victory in the second half of an IndyCar doubleheader at Road America. Rosenqvist won by 2.8699 seconds and became the first driver other than Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon to win an IndyCar race this year. Dixon’s three-race winning streak ended with a 12th-place finish. The Virginian-Pilot reports the 64-year-old Balluzzo was the winningest driver in the history of the track.F1-STYRIAN GPHamilton wins Styrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate BottasSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from the pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record.Hamilton’s record-extending 89th career pole on a rain-drenched track was one of his best in extreme conditions, but during the race he was hardly challenged as he finished a sizeable 13.7 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 33.7 ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-KENTUCKYNASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at KentuckySPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. were dueling side by side for the lead on the final restart when Custer — with a push from Matt DiBenedetto on the outside in the backstretch — made his move in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. As the leaders bunched in Turn 1, Custer slid ahead and outlasted Truex’s Toyota. The victory was the first by a series rookie since Chris Buescher at Pocono on Aug. 1, 2016. Making his 20th series start, the 22-year-old Custer celebrated with a frontstretch burnout as his crew happily ran to greet him. DiBenedetto was third, and Harvick fourth. Anyone who wasn’t a player wore a mask inside the tennis stadium, and fans had their temperatures checked prior to entering. Rows of seats near courtside were covered up to allow for social distancing. Up to 500 spectators are being allowed at each of the outdoor matches at the 2,500-seat court.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMLS postpones Toronto-DC United match amid virus concerns UK Sport said it had consulted with WADA and UK Anti-Doping before using the product to make sure it complied with guidelines and that the health of athletes would not be put on the line for more medals.UK Sport did not say why the use of drink was not previously disclosed. The Mail on Sunday said waivers and non-disclosure forms had to be signed by those on the trial.last_img read more