Otters To Face Rascals In FLDS Starting Today

first_imgFollowing the Evansville Otters claiming the Frontier League West Division title on Saturday, the 2019 Frontier League postseason field was set with the Otters drawing the River City Rascals in the first round divisional series.The Otters won their first division title since 1999 on Saturday when they clinched the West Division over the Florence Freedom.Evansville earned the top seed in the postseason and will face a familiar opponent in the River City Rascals in the FLDS.The Rascals are also in the West Division, finishing third in the standings but are the fourth seed in the playoffs.Evansville went 5-7 against River City in the regular season but won two of three in their last meeting of the season at Bosse Field.The FLDS schedule is as follows:Tuesday, Sept. 3 – Evansville at River City from CarShield Field in O’Fallon, Mo. at 6:35 p.m. CT.Wednesday, Sept 4 – Evansville at River City from CarShield Field in O’Fallon, Mo. at 6:35 p.m. CT.Thursday, Sept. 5 – Travel/Rain Makeup DateFriday, Sept. 6 – River City at Evansville from Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. at 6:35 p.m. CT.Saturday, Sept. 7 – River City at Evansville from Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. at 6:35 p.m. CT (if necessary).Sunday, Sept. 8 – River City at Evansville from Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. at TBA CT (if necessary).With the FLDS being a best-of-five series, games four and five in Evansville will be played if necessary.FOOTNOTE: The winner between Evansville and River City will take on the winner between Florence and Lake Erie in the Frontier League Championship Series the following week. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Las Vegas, The Left, And “Gun Control”

first_imgThe 2nd Amendment, Dr. Moss Declares, is Not Up For Grabs  Dr. Richard Moss criticized the media and the Democrat Party and some in the Republican Party for using the Las Vegas tragedy to exploit emotions for political purposes, to push through unwise legislation, even as the ruins are still smoldering.“The unavoidable reality is that there is evil in the world, and evil individuals who commit atrocities.  It is unlikely that another law will prevent the next mass killing.”“The effort to polemicize the issue though is predictable. Some have even called for a repeal of the 2nd Amendment.  That would require two thirds of both houses and three fourths of the states.  It will never happen because Americans recognize the wisdom of the 2nd Amendment.  They know that taking guns away from law abiding citizens means that only criminals will have them.”“The right to self-defense is inalienable.  It is a primary, natural right that comes from God.  It is implied by the ‘Declaration of Independence.’  If  ‘we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights’ among which are life and liberty then the right to defend our lives is assumed and required, hence the right to bear arms is encoded in the Constitution through the Second Amendment.  The right to life and the right to defend one’s life are necessary complements and intertwined. For what good is the right to life and liberty if you cannot defend them against those who would take them from you including criminals, terrorists, and a despotic government?”“The Second Amendment is critical to any understanding of the nation and its founding spirit.  It exists because of the value placed by the framers on life and individual sovereignty.  It was a bulwark against tyranny, of an all-powerful, central government, a grave concern for the founders who had just fought a war against tyranny in the form of the British Crown.”“Most gun violence occurs in Democrat territory, our inner cities, caused by pro-crime leftist policies.  If our politicians were serious about controlling gun violence, they would stop attacking our police who protect us, secure our southern border, stop importing refugees from Syria and other Muslim nations, and stop releasing violent felons, drug dealers, and criminal illegal aliens into our streets. They would end sanctuary cities and not appoint “catch and release” judges that are soft on crime.  They would stop destroying our inner cities with failed liberal social welfare policies and broken cultural models that create a permanent underclass with high crime rates including murder.”“As we mourn and care for the victims of the Las Vegas massacre we must also defend our Constitution and our 2nd Amendment.  We thank God that we live in a country where we can protect our loved ones and ourselves.”Dr. Richard Moss is a board certified head and neck cancer surgeon and was a candidate for Congress in 2016. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice in Jasper and Washington, IN for over 20 years. He is married with four children. Find more of his essays and blog posts at exodusmd.com. For more information visit RMoss4Congress.com. Contact us at [email protected] Find Moss For Congress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Spots available for local 4-year-olds for Indiana’s My Way Pre-K program

first_img Facebook Previous articleCrews battle massive fire on SR 933 near state lineNext articleSouth Bend man arrested in Marshall County after police chase 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest By Lucélia Ribeiro (Children at school) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Spots remain open for eligible Hoosier families to enroll 4-year-olds in On My Way Pre-K.The program provides grants to children from low-income families to attend Pre-K.To enroll, a child must be 4 years old as of Aug. 1, 2020, and starting kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year.Eligible families have incomes below 127 percent of the federal poverty level, with one parent or guardian working, going to school or attending job training.The application can be found at OnMyWayPreK.org. By 95.3 MNC – October 5, 2020 0 345 WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest Spots available for local 4-year-olds for Indiana’s My Way Pre-K programlast_img read more

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Roberts opts for ‘soft and fluffy’ approach in first TV ad

first_imgRoberts Bakery has launched its first TV ad campaign as it rebrands its white bread as ‘soft and fluffy’. The advertisements focus on bringing out ‘the nation’s soft and fluffy side’, and feature a son, daughter and husband all softening up as they eat the Roberts bread.The bakery has used the tagline: ‘Roberts Bakery – bring out their soft and fluffy side’.This comes as the bakery has seen 11 consecutive quarters of year-on-year growth, with the brand now having a 3.2% share of the bread category, up from 2.9% a year ago (Nielsen, w/e 12 weeks December 2014).Mike Roberts, deputy chairman of Frank Roberts & Sons, said: “The business is entering 2015 with a sense of optimism and enthusiasm. People are buying more Roberts Bakery products, which has fuelled the business to make an investment in the new bread plant, widen the distribution base and to invest in the new TV campaign, focusing on the popularity of our white bread.”The white loaves have also been repackaged to carry the ‘soft and fluffy’ tagline, which will be mimicked in the 2015 social media and PR campaigns.last_img read more

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Bagel Boy opens second Bristol site

first_imgNew bagel brand Bagel Boy has opened its second outlet in Bristol, serving a menu including homemade bagel burgers, fries and beer. The company, founded by Mitch Church and Leo Thompson in November 2013, plans to become a small independent chain of around five licensed sites, Church told British Baker.Bagel Boy currently bakes 1500 of its own bagels a day and “could not be any busier”, he said. It has around 50 covers in both of its sites as well as supplying takeaway orders.Church commented: “We decided to open Bagel Boy as there were no bagels in Bristol. We use all locally sourced produce and we are a young and fun brand. We are neither a burger chain nor a sandwich chain, we’re something new and individual.”The menu includes hot salt beef or halloumi “boys” [sandwiches], fish finger supremes, patties, fries, sweet potato wedges and salads, as well as local beers.last_img read more

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Focus on Russia, inside and out

first_imgRussia’s national election is Sunday, and President Vladimir Putin should coast to winning his fourth term. But the real news about that giant nation is in the West, where Moscow’s increasingly bold pronouncements and provocations have raised simmering ire of its European allies, and even the U.S., to a boil.After a former Russian spy living in Britain was found poisoned by a nerve agent linked to Moscow, leaders of Britain, France, Germany, and the U.S. issued a rare joint statement Thursday condemning Russia for the assassination attempt, saying it violated international law on using chemical weapons and threatened British sovereignty. Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the expulsion of 23 suspected Russian operatives from the U.K. and promised additional economic and political retaliation. Russia denied ordering the poisoning and promised its own retaliatory measures against Britain.Simon Saradzhyan, a former journalist and researcher from Russia, is the founding director of the Russia Matters project, a news and policy research forum at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. He discussed the impact that new U.S. sanctions may have on Russia, and what Americans misunderstand about that country.Q&ASimon SaradzhyanGAZETTE: The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control just announced that it will impose sanctions on a number of Russian entities and individuals, including Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin, the man known as “Putin’s chef,” for Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Many operatives were indicted by the special counsel Robert Mueller III last month. How does this affect Putin, if at all?SARADZHYAN: The only notable figure is Prigozhin. The rest are people employed by his company and have no direct connection to Putin. They occupy minor posts, so they don’t interact with the leader of the country. What I understand about Prigozhin is that most of his wealth comes from domestic business, such as catering to the Russian defense ministry or Russian schools. So in that sense I don’t see any major impact to Prigozhin or to Putin. This is a minor splash in the ongoing storm, if you will. I anticipate this has an impact close to zero on Vladimir Putin.GAZETTE: What about the broader sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama in 2014, the Magnitsky Act? We know Putin wants them lifted, but is he under any political pressure internally from the oligarchs who are most affected to get those lifted?SARADZHYAN: That would’ve made sense under leader Boris Yeltsin when Russia was essentially an oligarchy. In Putin’s Russia, Putin calls the shots. It’s important to ensure that the elites remain loyal, but he’s not a caretaker-manager of any kind for them. He’s the head of the state, and he’s the ultimate decision-maker. If you look at how things have been going for these people, you’d see that their wealth increased in Putin’s current presidential term. Russia’s richest people added about $30 billion to their collective net worth, so things are going pretty well for them. The businessmen who have been impacted by sanctions aren’t happy, but if you look at the wealth, it has been increasing. So there are downsides, but there are possible benefits for them.Because when you introduce sanctions, for instance, and Russia responds by imposing sanctions on Western foods, then that means whoever has large companies in the agricultural sector is gaining from that. You should also bear in mind that these kinds of sanctions actually help Putin to domesticate the elites because they need to then move their assets to Russia, they become more dependent on the Russian state for their well-being in terms of developing their businesses, so there’s a positive side for Vladimir Putin in the sanctions, too, because it reinforces this message that Russia is living in a world order where it has powerful enemies, and therefore we should all unite against these enemies, or competitors, or partners, as he sometimes calls them.So sanctions are unpleasant, but I haven’t seen that sanctions cause a major altering of Russia’s foreign policies. In that sense, if the purpose of the sanctions involving Ukraine was to force Russia to pull out of Ukraine, that didn’t happen. So in that sense, sanctions are not working.GAZETTE: From the outside, Putin seems to be inserting himself into the news lately, making threats about Russia’s nuclear program, warning about revenge on “traitors,” bragging about plans to send a mission to Mars next year. Is this all because of the March 18 election, or is something else going on?SARADZHYAN: Mostly it’s related to the election. During his campaign in 2000, and then ever since, in every campaign he becomes less energized and more jaded. This campaign is no exception. He delayed the State of the Union address, he delayed campaigning, and, from what I’ve read, the reason is that he’s very reluctant to campaign. So yes, there’ve been speeches and, compared to the same period last year, he’s been much more active. But if you compare his previous electoral campaigns, I’d say he’d been less active.People normally just get jaded. He’s been in power since 1999, and I’ve heard time and time again that he’s less and less interested in domestic politics. He’s interested in foreign policy, hence his attitude. Of course, if he faced a real electoral threat, he would have been more active, but he doesn’t.With the exception of two of his rivals, the rest are below the statistical margin of error, so what is there to worry about? He is [polling] at 69 percent. The same pollster is showing turnout of 70 percent, which is exactly what they’re hoping to achieve: 70 percent turnout with 70 percent voting for Putin. Why? Because that would mean [more than] half the registered voters showed up and voted for Putin, so he’d have a majority, which is important. Even if you are a semi-authoritarian leader, you need to signal to the elites and the public that there’s no real competition, there’s just you.GAZETTE: The sharp rebuke this week by British Prime Minister Theresa May to the attempted assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter using a Russian-developed nerve agent — including her pledge to expel 23 suspected Russian spies and warning that other measures will be taken against Russia — how is this back-and-forth between Russia and the U.K. playing in Russia? Do voters know the scope of what’s at issue?SARADZYHAN: No, they are simply aware of what’s on TV because the majority of Russians continue to rely on TV. And all the national channels in Russia are either directly owned by the state or controlled by state-owned entities or controlled by entities that are loyal to the state. The message is “Russia has nothing to do with it,” but also “Traitors should take notice because this is what happens to them.” So they are aware, but, as some Trump supporters would say, they have their own alternative facts.The messaging is that “Russia has enemies that are powerful, and they will harm Russia, and therefore we should all unite against the external threats so that Russia remains a great, strong power,” so whatever challenges emerge in the foreign security policy domains are portrayed in that sense — that the challenges arise not because of ill-fought steps by us, but because there are these enemies that harmed Russia, and therefore we should unite and jointly repel them so Russia will remain great.”GAZETTE: What’s the political and economic climate or feeling inside Russia right now?SARADZHYAN: The economic climate is improving. Russia is nowhere near the 7-plus percent annual growth of GDP it experienced in the 2000s. But the economy is poised to grow even though the growth is at the level below the global average. So the downturn has stopped, but people are still suffering. Their incomes have yet to recover, and that, of course, has impacted the overall mood. Some people are very disillusioned, others are hopeful. But overall the idea that “Yes, we have to suffer a bit, but for that we get to live in a great power that the whole world has to take into account” has been a successful message to a great many Russians. Yes, state-owned polls are not the most reliable source, to put it mildly, but there are a significant number of people in Russia who are willing to endure some sort of hardship as long as they can be proud of their country and its standing in the global order.GAZETTE: What’s the biggest misunderstanding we have in the U.S. about Putin or his government’s goals and interests?SARADZHYAN: I just wrote a piece for The National Interest, and in there I say the biggest misapprehension about Russia is that if only someone else were to replace Putin, Russia would be more accommodating toward the West in global arrangements because Putin’s personal anti-Western views supposedly prevent that.I think this is the biggest misconception. Yes, one of Vladimir Putin’s goals is, of course, survival of his regime, but he is guided mostly by Russia’s national interests, the way he sees them. Whoever replaces Putin would be doing just the same. It would be a matter of whether Russia has the resources to advance these interests. Yeltsin didn’t have them.This interview has been edited for clarity and length.last_img read more

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Joint Strategies Key to Success against Transnational Organized Crime

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo January 24, 2017 The Dominican Republic’s geographical position makes it very attractive for international tourism and one of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean. But tourism is not the only thing it attracts; the country is also a magnet for transnational criminal organizations that launder money and smuggle drugs, arms, and people.The situation worries Brigadier General Richard Vásquez Jiménez, deputy commanding general of the Dominican Air Force, who sat down with Diálogo to discuss topics related to security in his country and the importance of international cooperation in the fight against shared threats in Latin America. The interview was held during the Central American Air Chiefs Conference in Tucson, Arizona from December 12th–13th, 2016. Only five months after assuming the position, Brig. Gen. Vásquez is convinced that sharing experiences among neighboring countries and joining efforts is important for eliminating transnational crime.That is why from the moment he took on this responsibility within the hierarchy of the Armed Forces, Brig. Gen. Vásquez was committed to working as a team with members of his armed service and the region in general.Diálogo: What is the importance of the Dominican Republic’s presence at the Central American Air Chiefs Conference? Brigadier General Richard Vásquez Jimenez: In my capacity as deputy commanding general of the Dominican Armed Forces, and in representation of our commander general, Major General Luis Napoleón Payán Díaz, our presence at this conference stems from the judgment of the high command of the defense of our Dominican nation in the sense of supporting, within the framework of international relations and defense diplomacy, the efforts made to achieve regional, hemispheric, and global security. We have gathered here to share our experiences combating the risks and threats affecting us all, so that we can coordinate our efforts in confronting those risks and threats.Diálogo: Does the Dominican Republic have a certain goal in particular for this annual conference? Brig. Gen. Vásquez: With our participation, we are seeking to fulfill our commitments and comply with international agreements that we have signed with partner nations to fight against non-state actors in international organized crime who put our security at risk at the global, hemispheric, and regional levels, as well as internally within our countries.Diálogo: What are the most important security issues facing the Dominican Republic? Brig. Gen. Vásquez: The main security concerns for the Dominican Republic are based on the geographical position of our country, which attracts drug trafficking, money laundering, arms trafficking, and human trafficking, among other transnational organized crimes. The main factor that worries us is the lack of civilian security, which like in other countries in the region has to be confronted by members of the Armed Forces in support of the national police. A comprehensive civilian security plan has therefore been designed and put into effect among military and police institutions.Diálogo: With the Dominican Republic’s experience in the fight against transnational crime, what type of regional cooperation, for example, does the country participate in to contribute toward a regional approach to resolve these problems? Brig. Gen. Vásquez: As part of the cooperation agreements we have as a nation in terms of security, we have a presence in the majority of bodies created to work in a combined manner among our nations. We also use our air resources to participate in different joint interdiction operations with the air forces of our regional partner nations, such as the Caribe exercise in Colombia and the Sovereign Skies exercise with the United States.To collaborate we must also improve as armed forces and make an effort. We must improve our armed forces and make an effort to expand our participation, which is the attitude of our highest authority as the best way to cooperate in the fight against these threats.Diálogo: Why are collaboration, teamwork, and cooperation among partner nations, including the United States, important for combating issues associated with transnational crime? Brig. Gen. Vásquez: In reality, the importance of this is based on the fact that non-state actors who make up the substructure and the configuration of these security threats act in a coordinated manner, foster friendships, and exchange information, data, and experiences to achieve their illegal goals. For that reason, our success in confronting them is dependent on us, as state military bodies, acting under joint and combined strategies as a nation.Also, we should encourage trust and friendship among our chiefs and commanders. Diálogo: What type of collaborations does the Dominican Air Force have with the United States? Brig. Gen. Vásquez: We work both with the United States and with neighboring countries and partner countries in the fight against organized crime.We answer to directives at the national political level to work in national defense institutions and public security institutions, as well as with our counterparts abroad in a joint and coordinated manner. To confront transnational organized crime we have diverse operational plans which are carried out through exercises with public security organs, which have signed anti-crime agreements with their counterparts in other countries.We also carry out training in the United States and in different partner nations, and they also send their military members to our country to study and do training, which has resulted in the application of well-coordinated and synchronized doctrines, so that we can use our air resources in an integrated manner with other countries in the region.Diálogo: How does the Dominican Air Force participate in the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA, per its Spanish acronym)? Brig. Gen. Vásquez: Within the framework of hemispheric security, the Dominican Air Force has an active presence and is integrated in the plans and actions that are created within the system as part of the fight against the different international security threats.These links through SICOFAA and the exchanges with partner air forces, which we have through SICOFAA, give us timely information and pertinent data, which has resulted in significant successes in the past and also in the present. We value the opportunity that SICOFAA has provided us greatly.Diálogo: What is the importance of these types of joint systems for regional cooperation? Brig. Gen. Vásquez: Specifically, as I said before, the bonds of friendship among the different air forces of the hemisphere are united through this system. Through these bonds of friendship, we are able to exchange information, both on the different threats we have in common as nations, and in the way that each of our nations confronts these threats individually. These are experiences that we can gather and build on as a national force and apply in the future. Let’s say that it is a system that calls on us, as partner air force institutions, to act under the same direction against the same threats that affect us.Diálogo: Would you like to make any other comments or send an invitation to your partner countries? Brig. Gen. Vásquez: Just to express to them that we should maintain this unity, this brotherhood among air forces since it is necessary for us to be able to confront shared threats that create unease today. Not only as countries of the hemisphere but also internally within our nation, in our nations, these threats are affecting us greatly in terms of citizen security.last_img read more

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Virus cases hit seven million as Latin America crisis deepens

first_imgTopics : The virus, which emerged in China late last year, has forced more than half of humanity into some form of lockdown over the past six months and driven the global economy towards its worst downturn since the Great Depression.China, which has been accused of covering up the crucial early stages of the virus, on Sunday hit back at critics, saying it “will respond in the face of rumors, defamation, attacks and smearing”.National Health Commission director Ma Xiaowei said reports the government delayed sharing the virus genome sequence “seriously go against the facts”. “Unfortunately in other countries — I am thinking of some of them — the virus continues to claim many victims.”Rising numbers of deaths were recorded from Brazil to Mexico to Peru, driving the confirmed global death toll above 400,000 and the number of declared infections over seven million, according to an AFP tally.Brazil’s crisis is escalating and it has the world’s third-highest death toll at more than 36,000, but President Jair Bolsonaro continues to play down the impact of the virus.In Chile the confirmed death toll reached 2,290 after miscalculations from March and April were corrected, adding 1,541 to the figure, health minister Jaime Manalich said Sunday. Joyful dance Elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region there was progress, with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern telling reporters she danced around her living room on hearing her country had reached the milestone of zero active infections.The South Pacific nation lifted all domestic restrictions on Monday after it went 17 days with no new infections. This allowed New Zealand Rugby to announce a restart to a top-flight domestic competition this week, with fans allowed to pack into the stadiums.”We’re incredibly proud, and grateful, to be the first professional sports competition in the world to be in a position to have our teams play in front of their fans again,” NZR chief Mark Robinson said.Thailand also hit a positive milestone after two weeks with no local infections. The only recorded cases came from overseas arrivals, who were quarantined.The kingdom was the first country outside China to officially report a COVID-19 case in January but it has largely escaped the high tolls seen elsewhere in the region, with just 58 deaths.Fears that large parts of Asia could still have the worst in front of them persist, however, with the death toll and infection rate climbing sharply in India. Still, after a 10-week lockdown, the government is risking lifting some curbs to ease the devastating impacts on the economy, and malls and temples reopened in several Indian cities on Monday.center_img In Europe, countries are slowly working towards a post-pandemic normal and trying to revive tourism sectors in time for the summer peak season.Britain said it would reopen places of worship for individual prayer on June 15, but also on Monday began imposing a two-week quarantine period for most arrivals into the country — a move that prompted legal action by airlines.British Airways and the low-cost carriers EasyJet and Ryanair said in a joint statement the measure would devastate tourism and destroy even more jobs.The European Union has said it could reopen borders to travellers from outside the bloc in early July. The number of coronavirus infections globally topped seven million on Monday as deaths mounted in Latin America, but New Zealand’s declaration of victory against the pandemic offered some hope for the rest of the world.Europe also continued to emerge from its lockdown, with Pope Francis proclaiming that the worst was over in Italy although he expressed sympathy for Latin America.”Your presence in the square is a sign that in Italy the acute phase of the epidemic is over,” Francis said on Sunday while addressing Catholics in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican for the first time since the COVID-19 crisis began.last_img read more

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Here’s your chance to own an absolute beachfront home

first_img31 Saltwater Drive, ToomullaA SEASIDE city, Townsville boasts an abundance of properties with magnificent ocean views — but none quite like this absolute beachfront home in Toomulla.With the north-easterly panorama of the Coral Sea and surrounding islands, this three-level home immerses its occupants in the elevated, 200-degree outlook from every level.31 Saltwater Drive, ToomullaThe superb ocean backdrop to this property must be seen to be appreciated.According to listing agent Allison Gough, this ultra-modern estate showcases sheer luxury and size with the peaceful and private surrounds only interrupted by the sound of waves against the sand.31 Saltwater Drive, Toomulla“Architecturally designed and engineered, this custom-built619sq m home embraces the natural gradient of the ocean side cliff face,” she said.“Spanning three levels, the property has multiple living spaces cleverly incorporated for the resident to enjoy the idyllic environment.“Capturing the vast island and sea views from all spaces, while maintaining privacy and seclusion from the street and neighbouring properties.“Perfectly positioned in a quite coastal area renowned for its fishing and boat access to the Great Barrier Reef, this property boasts direct access to a secluded beach below.”31 Saltwater Drive, ToomullaMore 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 2020The upper level of this home is devoted to your personal space, comprising three kingsize bedrooms, all with walk-in wardrobes, built-in cabinetry and balcony access.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMermaid Beach01:00The master suite is private and includes a luxury dual ensuite.Similarly, the ground floor caters very well for guests, including a full size bathroom and kitchenette for their convenience.31 Saltwater Drive, ToomullaAdjoining the guest spaces, you will find the large theatre room, outdoor games area and access to the swimming pool and spa.On the middle level, the kitchen is the heart of this home with two-pac cabinetry and loads of storage throughout, complemented with deep granite countertops.Also found on this level is the lounge, home office, bar and powder room.There is a generous entertaining deck, complemented by gorgeous outdoor furniture and that sensational view.31 Saltwater Drive, Toomulla“The perfect family residence, ultimate holiday home or winter escape, living and entertaining, here is a dream come true,” Ms Gough said.“This is a rare opportunity to secure an extremely special and unique property.“If you work from home, this would be the perfect environment to enjoy a relaxing work/life balance, within a high-end lifestyle.”Toomulla Beach is a quiet coastal village, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A popular destination for fishing, boating, bush and beach walks, or camping at nearby Clementine National Park.last_img read more

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Energean working to stay on track with FPSO hull in China amid Coronavirus outbreak

first_imgEnergean Oil and Gas still expects to remain on track to deliver first gas from its Karish and Tanin project offshore Israel in the first half of 2021 despite potential further delays in China amid Coronavirus outbreak. Energean is working with its contractors to mitigate any delay.Energean Power FPSO hullOnce completed, the FPSO will be deployed at Energean’s Karish and Tanin fields located offshore Israel.As reported in late January, Energean experienced a delay in delivery of a hull for its Energean Power FPSO, which is being built by a Cosco yard in China. Namely, the hull sailaway date from the Cosco yard had been deferred to March 31, 2020, a delay of 3.5 months. The hull was previously expected to sail away in late 2019.In a statement on Thursday, Energean provided an update on the potential impacts of the Novel Coronavirus on the construction of the Energean Power FPSO Hull, which is being built in Liuheng Island, and the overall project timetable.Work on the hull is ongoing and, at this stage, Energean reiterated that the Karish Project remains on track to deliver first gas in 1H 2021.The Novel Coronavirus was recently identified in China and has spread to most provinces within China and several other countries, leading the World Health Organisation to declare the virus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, several countries, including China, have issued emergency travel and transportation restrictions, which have had an immediate impact on the availability of labour and resources in affected areas, including Liuheng Island.Energean has received a notice under its EPCIC contract with TechnipFMC in relation to the travel restriction constituting a Force Majeure event, potentially entitling TechnipFMC to claim an extension of time under the EPCIC contract. Energean has, in turn, issued corresponding notices to its buyers of Karish gas and other relevant counterparties.The rapidly evolving nature of these circumstances is such that it is impossible, at this stage, to determine the overall impact, if any, on Energean’s project timeline.However, work is still progressing well in the Chinese yard with approximately 550 staff on site; and Energean is working actively with TechnipFMC to ensure that all appropriate measure are being taken to avoid or mitigate any delay. Based on the information available at this stage, Energean still expects that the Karish Project remains on track to deliver first gas in 1H 2021.Energean said it would provide further updates as the situation clarifies.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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