Selling Houses Australia guru Andrew Winter to take unsold Gold Coast home to auction

first_imgAndrew Winter is taking his Gold Coast home to auction this Spring. Picture: Nigel HallettSelling Houses Australia guru Andrew Winter and wife Caroline are now set to take their unsold five-bedroom Gold Coast home to spring auction. The popular renovation show host first listed last summer, and has recently moved to his third agency for the Sanctuary Cove home. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoWow. It was initially listed for $3,995,000 in January. The Winters have are off to Mermaid Beach where they’ve spent $1,525,000 on a single-storey renovation project. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50 The Winters paid $1.9 million in 2017 for the property.Amir Mian Prestige agent Charlon Delos Angeles has scheduled a September 15 auction. The Winters paid $1.9 million in 2017 for the property they have since transformed from a dated holiday home into an all-white villa with a terracotta roof. last_img read more

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Zinke: No decrease for offshore lease sale royalty rates

first_imgU.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has said that the Department of the Interior will not lower royalty rates for future offshore oil and gas lease sales.The DOI said on Tuesday that the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) made its initial recommendations on February 28, including the one to set a royalty rate of 12.5 percent on all Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease sales at all water depths through 2024.According to the DOI, an improving economy, federal tax reforms, higher energy prices, and greater regulatory certainty led to positive market conditions, prompted Secretary Zinke’s to keep the royalty rate in 200 meters of water and deeper at 18.75 percent.Secretary Zinke said: “Right now, we can maintain higher royalties from our offshore waters without compromising the record production and record exports our nation is experiencing. The Administration is grateful for the Committee’s hard work on these significant energy issues.”In addition to the recommendation for lower royalty rates, the RPC also recommended that the Department updates its studies on international onshore and offshore data that guide its decision-making, as well as a study of comparable offshore producing nations of Guyana and Mexico, their royalty rates, total revenue, lease block sizes, and recent sales in particular.Vincent DeVito, Royalty Policy Committee chair, added: “Today’s decision reflects the oil and gas industry’s improving market conditions for the safe and responsible development of our abundant energy resources. The Committee will continue to study ways to improve our programs, including recommendations to improve market conditions for other forms of energy like coal and offshore wind.”Last summer, the Department announced the current fiscal terms used for future offshore lease sales. Namely, the terms include a 12.5 percent royalty rate for leases in less than 200 meters of water depth, and a royalty rate of 18.75 percent for all other leases issued, beginning with the August 2017 lease sale.When the market or other conditions dictate, the Department has the statutory authority to adjust royalty rates for upcoming sales in accordance with federal law.It is worth noting that the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act grants the Secretary the authority to conduct lease sales on the OCS that “assure receipt of fair market value for the lands leased and the rights conveyed by the Federal Government.”Lessees pay bonuses, rentals, and royalties reflecting the value of the rights to explore and potentially develop and produce OCS oil and gas resources. These revenues are distributed to the Federal Treasury, state governments, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Historic Preservation Fund.DOI added that it, through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, sets minimum bid levels, rental rates, and royalty rates by individual lease sale based on its assessment of market and resource conditions as the sale approaches.last_img read more

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NEMOS WEC Prototype Trials Underway

first_imgNEMOS has started testing its 2019 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prototype in Ostend, Belgium. Following a series of handling and installation tests, the machine was finally deployed at its mooring system 500 meters off the coast of Ostend in October.The process went smoothly when the self-floating system was towed by a tugboat and coupled to its anchor lines. “It was exciting to see the floater starting to operate by the energy of the waves.” said Oliver Epsom, lead offshore engineer at NEMOS. “It was a proud moment for the entire team.”While some of the NEMOS staff members coordinated the works at sea, further colleagues observed the machine via online-monitoring in the control center at Duisburg. “It was a relief to see all systems operating and witness the first electrical power generation,” added Dr. Alexander Martha, operations manager at NEMOS. “We all were familiar with the WEC system from CAD models, tank tests and assembly works, however it was a great impression to actually see this machine working in North Sea.”During the operation, the WEC functioned as planned and important data was gathered. Due to adverse weather forecasts, the WEC was recovered to shore at the beginning of November.NEMOS is currently analyzing the data from the test to compare the machine’s performance against predictions. Once the gathered information is completely post-processed the test program will continue.The intention is to perform longer duration tests in more challenging sea conditions to prove long-time operation and extreme event survivability.last_img read more

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Friday Nights

first_imgIt is time for high school football again. This means ball games on Friday nights. This is a tradition in most high school towns across the USA. Even though tailgating is becoming a part of high school football, the high school game is still kids and families and inexpensive entertainment. The middle schoolers play football on the outskirts of the field and everyone gets a hot dog at the concession stand. The sideline coaches line the fence so they get a birds-eye view and feel they can shout instructions to the coach. Tickets are less than $10 and school kids get a break on tickets besides. Even though a lot of them don’t know who won at the end of the game, they wouldn’t miss it for anything. This fall Oldenburg Academy will be having football for the first time, so there will be more games each week in the area. It will probably take a while for them to be competitive, but that will not keep it from becoming a Friday night tradition like all other schools in smaller towns and cities. This is just another good reason for living in smaller cities. In a couple of weeks, I will see you at the game!last_img read more

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Ernest L. Burnett

first_imgErnest L Burnett, 54, of Versailles, IN, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Madison, IN after a long illness.He was born Saturday, September 30, 1961 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Son of the late Sandi and Wanda Burnett.Ernie worked for the Shurcoat Sandblasting Company and co-owned the CS Technology Company and then drove a truck for the M& M Trucking Company and Baylor Trucking Company. He was a member of Madison Moose Lodge #109. Ernie was a drummer in the East Central Marching Band, where he graduated. He enjoyed fishing and car racing. Ernie was a good dancer and loved to dance. He also loved to joke around and to give folks a “hard time”. That was how you knew he liked you. Ernie’s favorite pastime was spending time talking around the table with his family and a cup of coffee . He will be missed by family and friends.Surviving are his wife of almost 31 years, Victoria (Kimmon) Burnett of Versailles, IN; step-children, Brandi Holt of Lawrenceburg, IN, Garry Vest of Osgood, IN, Steven Vest of Cincinnati, OH; Brother, Greg (Linda) Burnett of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren, Alex Holt, Lane Vest, Sean Vest, Austin Vest, Lauren Holt, Kylie Vest, Kory Vest, Lilli Vest and Carter Vest. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janet.Friends will be received 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, at 11:00 am with Mark Tanner officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, IN.Contributions may be made to the Funeral Home to defray expenses. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Lady Charger Linksters Battle Lady Trojans

first_imgThe Lady Chargers Girls Golf team played at North Branch Tuesday evening (Prairie). Due to only having 3 players North Decatur was unable to post a team score. East Central 203   ND Scoring: Sidney Parmer: 37 – Individual Medalist; Katy Kinker: 61; Laronda Schwartz: 63.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.last_img

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Duke aiming for York reign

first_img Press Association The Galileo colt was only sixth on his debut at the Curragh in early June, but improved immeasurably from his first run to his second. Reappearing just over a fortnight later at Tipperary, he bolted up by an incredible 19 lengths and is trading at around 12-1 for the Doncaster Classic. However, there are three horses in the betting for the Classic at shorter odds also running in this Group Two. “Granddukeoftuscany had a nice run at the Curragh first time. He obviously improved and then he won his maiden very easily. He is a horse that got a mile and a half well the last time, so you would think and hope that he would probably get further in time,” said O’Brien. Aidan O’Brien is hoping Granddukeoftuscany can stake his claim for a place in next month’s Ladbrokes St Leger with a bold display in Wednesday’s Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.center_img Asked whether Granddukeoftuscany would come under consideration for next month’s St Leger, O’Brien said: “We take one race at a time, but it is a race that could suit him. It is a big step up from a maiden to a Group Two, so we’ll see how he gets on and discuss plans after that. But obviously we would be hoping he might turn into that type of horse.” O’Brien also runs Indian Maharaja, who won both his starts as a juvenile but was well beaten in a Guineas trial and has not been seen since after a slight setback. “Indian Maharaja is a horse that won two from two last year. First time out this year in bad ground in Leopardstown, he just pulled a muscle in his back, but he is back ready to run. He has only run at a mile, so this will be new territory for him,” said O’Brien. St Leger favourite Kingston Hill puts his own Classic credentials on the line in the Voltigeur. Trainer Roger Varian is not yet fully committing his stable star to Doncaster, but admits a strong performance in the Group Two, which has in recent years produced several Leger winners, is likely to put another trip north on the agenda. Runner-up in the Derby behind Australia, he possibly found the trip too sharp and the ground too fast at Sandown in the Eclipse last time out. With Varian’s stable jockey Andrea Atzeni required to ride Postponed for his retained owner, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, Ryan Moore comes in for the ride. “It is genuine good ground so we have no worries in that regard, and a nice, galloping track like York should suit him, you would think. He’s going back up in trip and the ground won’t be as quick as it was in the Eclipse,” said Varian. “Ryan hasn’t been to sit on him but he’s a very straightforward horse that takes no knowing. Ryan sits on plenty of horses cold and Ryan is Ryan, I don’t expect that to be an issue. “He wouldn’t be 100 per cent certain to run in the St Leger if he did go and win at York, but we have talked about it enough for it to be on the agenda without it being set in stone. I think it would be fair to say if it all went well and the trip didn’t look beyond him then it might look the logical thing to do without it being a given.” Sir Michael Stoute’s Snow Sky was fancied for the Derby in some quarters having won the Lingfield Derby Trial but he missed the Classic due to a last-minute setback. He was fourth in the King Edward VII at Ascot but regained the winning thread in a blanket finish to the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood, where he did well to win considering he had got very warm beforehand. Jockey James Doyle told At The Races: “I was pleased with him at Goodwood, I think people probably went over the top about him beforehand. He’s a bit of a playboy, he just got a little bit hot but it was nothing to worry about. I was pleased with him in the race. I probably got there a bit too soon on him and he idled a bit but he knuckled down and galloped to the line, he stays very well and I’m looking forward to it.” last_img read more

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Kevin de Bruyne earning four times as much at Manchester City, say Wolfsburg

first_img The Belgian moved to the Barclays Premier League outfit at the end of the summer transfer window, despite still having four years to run on his contract with the Wolves. His sale – for a Bundesliga record fee of 75 million euros – was unavoidable, according to Allofs, with the money put on the table by City too much for the player to turn down. Wolfsburg’s director of sport Klaus Allofs has revealed that Kevin de Bruyne is now earning four times as much with Manchester City as he was getting at the Bundesliga club. “When a player comes to you with an offer from a club willing to pay him four times as much [as he is already earning], then you’ve got to consider what’s going through his head,” Allofs told Die Welt newspaper. “We had looked for a solution which would have allowed us to keep hold of him for at least another year, but when that was not possible, it was clear that we would sell him.” Wolfsburg tried to convince De Bruyne, who was voted the Bundesliga’s player of the year last season, to sign a new deal with them on improved terms, but it became evident in their first few games of the season that his mind was already elsewhere. It was therefore decided to accept City’s offer, which was “maybe a unique opportunity,” according to Allofs. “Nobody could guarantee him that he would receive the same offer again,” he added. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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USC introduces Peace Corps Korea archive

first_imgAccording to Joy Kim, the curator for the USC Korean Heritage Library, the USC Peace Corps Korea digital archive contains photographs and diaries from volunteers to record the critical 15-year period. (Photo courtesy of Joonhee Lee).The USC Korean Heritage Library hosted the Legacy of Peace Corps Korea event at Doheny Memorial Library last Wednesday. The event was held to discuss the creation of the library’s Peace Corps Korea digital archive and current events happening in the region. Former Peace Corps Korea members, who volunteered from 1966 and 1981, and those of the USC community gathered at the library for lunch, listened to lectures on Korean geopolitics and attended a reception.Joy Kim, the curator for the USC Korean Heritage Library,  spoke at the event, discussing the role of the American Peace Corps volunteers and how they shaped South Korea into what it is today. Kim also discussed her own experiences with the Peace Corps volunteers from when she was a child growing up in Korea, and how it affected the way she perceived the USC Korean community and culture. “Between 1966 and 1981, more than 2,000 Americans served in Korea as Peace Corps volunteers,” Kim said. “Living in rural and urban community across the country, they learned the Korean language and participated in Korean life on a broader and deeper level than any other group of Americans before . . .  I am convinced that many of those educated, inspired, and touched by [Peace Corps Korea] volunteers became leaders who shaped the development of Korea into what it is today.”After Kim gave her introductory speech, USC librarian Rachel Mandell spoke about the process of preserving materials from that historical time period and placing it into a digital format. Ken Klein, the head of the East Asian Library, then presented a lecture on how the materials had been collected, as well as the future development of the Peace Corps Korea digital archive. Finally, USC Korean Studies Institute Director David Kang discussed the relations between North Korea and South Korea, emphasizing the United States’ historically biased view of the communist country. According to Kang, diplomacy, rather than aggression or economic isolation, remains crucial in North Korea’s reformation.“North Korea is not a problem to be solved . . . there is no possible combination of sticks and carrots . . . that will make North Korea denuclearize, disarm, become a capitalist economy, stop the human rights abuses and open up the prisons,” Kang said. “That is not happening. North Korea is a country we have to live with.” Kang argued that North Korea has had a long-term strategy of “slow-motion nuclearization” designed to encourage America to improve its relationship, in exchange for partial denuclearization. According to Kang, China and South Korea are also in favor of pursuing better relations with North Korea through diplomacy. “Whether you care about North Korea’s security situation, whether you care about the horrific human rights situation or whether you care about opening up the economy to capitalism and the American way, the debate coheres around one key question,” Kang said. “Do we hit them with a stick or do we engage them?” At the end of his lecture, Kang criticized the American news media’s tendency to evaluate geopolitical events through the lens of their effect on American power, which is how he characterized many of the reactions to the United States-North Korea summit that took place in Singapore in June.Former Peace Corps Korea volunteers and attendees Michael Travis and Dan Strickland generally agreed with Kang’s arguments.“I found [Dr. Kang’s talk] to be a very refreshing presentation because that’s not what we hear in the American media,” said Travis, who taught English to middle and high school students in South Korea. The two former volunteers took a long view of Korean history and were critical of America’s involvement on the Korean Peninsula, citing the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910, which allowed Japan to freely colonize Korea; America’s failure to unify the Koreas after World War II; and the Korean War. However, Strickland is hopeful moving forward. “The U.S. has a very difficult time accepting a role on the periphery and not being central to what’s going on,” said Strickland, who worked at a Korean health center testing for and treating tuberculosis. “To my mind, the genius of [South Korean] President Moon’s diplomacy is that he has shuffled [United States President] Trump to the side.”Beyond political discussion, the event served to honor and reunite Peace Corps Korea members. Kim believes that preserving these stories can provide  insight into Korean culture and, specifically the factors that allowed South Korea to develop rapidly in the decades following the Korean War.last_img read more

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Tipp defy the odds to reach quarter finals

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography Tipp will now face Galway in the quarter-finals on August 5th.Manager Brian Boyle admits going into yesterday’s game that didn’t look likely.The other quarter-final pits Dublin against Wexford. Tipperary are through to the All Ireland quarter-finals after a determined performance in their final group game against Offaly last evening.The Premier started the day propping up Group 2 with no points from their three previous games.But they emerged from St Brendan’s Park in Birr with a 3-13 to 2-13 victory over Offaly and in the process leapfrogged over the Faithful women by virtue of a one-point better score difference.last_img read more

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