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G1 drops Glasgow hotel plan for offices

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Mareeba: a great place for work and lifestyle

first_imgMareeba man Matt Jacob. PHOTO: Katherine KokkonenMAREEBA business owner Matt Jacob hasn’t looked back across the ditch since moving to the tight-knit Tablelands community from Auckland more than five years ago. He said there was a certain charm about the town – which promotes its “300 sunny days a year” to visitors – that made him want to settle down for the long term.“It’s an area in which its people are encouraged to become involved with the community,” said Mr Jacob, president of Mareeba Rotary Club.“People work hard here and have done so for generations. I can see myself getting some land here and kicking back one day.”The 31-year-old is co-owner of a chiropractic company, and said he initially joined Mareeba Rotary Club to grow his local business connections.“I’ve stayed on because of the friendships, the people are so great to hang out with,” Mr Jacob said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“It could be easy for me to just work and then go home, but you get out of the community what you put in.” The keen triathlete said he couldn’t imagine a better environment in which to train, with pristine lakes and mountain bike trails just a short drive from town.Confidence is strong within Mareeba’s diverse agricultural sector, but average house prices are hovering at just under $300,000.Local real estate agent Joe Torrisi said the property market had been “up and down”.“You can’t predict it. I entered the industry when the Global Financial Crisis was just starting, and we have gone through some tough times,” he said. “The market corrected itself a bit in 2013-14 and we were getting some fairly good prices – it seems to have just levelled out at the moment.“Property is still selling … prices may increase, but that’s the million-dollar question.” Mareeba, an Aboriginal term for “meeting of the waters”, registered a population of 11,079 in the 2016 Census – a growth of about 900 from 2011.last_img read more

One Hospitalized After S.R. 129, 50 Crash

first_imgUpdate (1:30 p.m.) A local driver was hospitalized after a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of S.R. 129 and 50.Brenda Shaw, 50, Cross Plains, was driving a 1993 Lexus traveling on C.R. 400 East.Crash investigators say she failed to yield-the-right away when crossing U.S. 50 to S.R. 129 around 7:40 a.m.Her vehicle was struck by an Oldsmobile driven by Jimmie Brandt, 47, of Cincinnati, Ohio.Shaw was transported to Margaret Mary Health for treatment of hip pain and a laceration on the cheek. Brandt did not require medical treatment.The accident forced police to divert traffic until the scene was cleared shortly before 9 a.m.Update (10:10 a.m.)The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the scene of the crash has been cleaned up around 9 a.m.WRBI will update the story when more information is released.First report (8:12 a.m.)MILAN — Emergency crews are on the scene of a two vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Ripley County.The crash occurred before 8 a.m. at the intersection of S.R. 129 and U.S. 50.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene as an ambulance crew is believed to be en route.A witness says drivers are unable to turn onto S.R. 129 from U.S. 50. Watch for delays if you are traveling through the area.last_img read more

ISP Stepping Up Patrols for Holiday Weekend

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It’s that time of year again where millions of Americans will be hitting the roadways to travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday.The Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies will provide extra manpower and patrols to Indiana roadways this weekend and throughout the holiday season.Indiana State Police troopers will be actively looking for those motorists who exhibit unsafe driving behaviors that may be dangerous to other motorists.Some of those behaviors include distracted driving, following too closely, making unsafe lane movements, speeding, operating while intoxicated, and seat-belt violations.In addition to mobile patrols, troopers will also participate in checkpoints to pursue those who may be operating a vehicle while intoxicated.The Indiana State Police encourages motorists who observe erratic driving to call 9-1-1 and report the unsafe driving behavior to their local law enforcement agency.last_img read more

AFN Congress,Board Deny Amendment of 2017 AFN Constitution

first_imgMembers of the congress and board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said they were flabbergasted by reports that the constitution of the federation approved at its congress in November 2017 has been amended without their knowledge and approval. AFN President, Engr Ibrahim Shehu Gusau revealed in a memo to 37 member state associations including Abuja, the Federal Capital  Territory on August 7, 2020 that the 2017 constitution was amended at a congress of the federation in Awka, Anambra state on December 4, 2019 and that the constitution ”that was forwarded to the World Athletics (WA) was the AFN Constitution 2017 (as amended) during the Congress held in Awka, Anambra State.” Falilat Ogunkoya, reigning African 400m record holder and Olympics 400m and 4x400m medallist who is also the chairperson of the Ogun state Athletics association rejected Gusau’s claim in the memo. ‘Which constitution was amended? I didn’t receive any proposal from the AFN to that effect. The constitution of the AFN is clear on how and when the constitution can be amended’ said Ogunkoya. Samuel Fatunla, chairman of Ekiti state athletics association says reports of the purported amendment is a joke carried too far. ‘The AFN constitution that was adopted in 2017 made it clear that member state associations must receive any proposal for the Amendment of the constitution at least three months before the congress where the amendment is scheduled to hold. I am the chairman of Ekiti state athletics association, a member federation of the AFN and I want to categorically state that I did not receive any proposal for the amendment,’ said one of the two Nigerian track and field statisticians recognised by the international body of statisticians. ”The only correspondence I got was the notice for the congress in Awka but didn’t attend because it ran afoul of the provisions of the AFN constitution which stipulated a 60-day notice before a congress could be convened,’ added Fatunla. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Timon Gunen, reigning national 5000m record holder and chairman of Plateau state athletics association corroborated Fatunla’s claim and denied receiving any such proposal. Members of the board of the AFN, as well as the secretariat of the federation, are all unaware of the amendment which Gusau revealed in his memo of August 7, 2020. ‘This is news to us,’ said Maria Worphil, Professor Emmanuel Ojeme, Himma Charles,ex-internationals Rosa Collins, and Brown Ebewele and Olympians, Gabriel Okon and Tafida Gadzama, all members of the board of the federation. ‘If there is going to be an amendment to the constitution, the board of the AFN will first discuss it before our recommendations are passed down to member state associations through the Secretary-General of the federation. The AFN the constitution is clear on this. ”Article 10.1.3 also clarifies thus: All proposals, as well as recommendations of the council related to such proposal, shall be sent to member state association by the Secretary-General at least three (3) months prior to the congress. This provision has not been complied with and what transpired in Awka where the so-called congress was held was a sham,’ added Mrs. Worphil, a  former member of the World Athletics Women’s Commission. A top official at the secretariat of the AFN confirmed to our correspondent that the AFN neither received a proposal for an amendment to the constitution nor the board met to discuss any such proposal. ‘At all the board meetings held in 2019, the issue of amendment of the 2017 AFN constitution never came up; it was neither mentioned nor discussed,’ he said and referred our correspondent to article 10.1.2 of the AFN constitution. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Pardew expecting negative reception

first_img Asked if he was bracing himself in the face of what he has described as “mass hysteria”, the Magpies’ boss, who has seen his team win just five league games during 2014 to date, said: “Of course. “You don’t expect me to wave to the crowd and say, ‘Hi everyone, I’m happy, how are you today?’. That’s not happening. “But it can also make you stronger – it can make the players stronger too. We have talked about the Cardiff game and coming through that. We knew before that game how much pressure there would be. “There was more pressure on the players that day than on me. That was the first time I have ever experienced that. As a manager, you have to use your knowledge and resolve to deal with certain situations. “I had some really testing times last season, as we know. It’s about being a manager who can control certain situations.” The prevailing situation is such that skipper Fabricio Coloccini has moved in a seemingly vain attempt to head off a revolt by appealing to fans to get behind the team as they look for their first league win of the campaign. Writing in his programme notes, the Argentinian said: “We are football fans too, so we understand that things can get frustrating. But please, support the team for 90 minutes inside the stadium. We need your support.” Pardew claimed after the Southampton game that his players had been affected by the atmosphere, and has been working this week to prevent a repeat having experienced both the highs and the lows of what St James’ can offer. He said: “I think it is important that they [the players] understand the history and dynamics of this football club. “At this club, we have had nights here which take my breath away, like Benfica when we were pushing for the goal in the second half and Arsenal when we came back from four down and Chelsea when we beat them. They were unbelievable atmospheres. “You are going to get the other side from time to time. I would not say this is a normal negative game, I think it is a little more than that. “You have to deal with that emotion. It’s an emotional crowd which relays itself on to the pitch. The players are going to have to deal with it. “The one thing I think is important is that on Saturday, I will look for players who I think are struggling with the situation, more so to protect them. “It may well be that at half time, I make an early change. It might be that the situation has got too much for that individual player, not because he is necessarily playing poorly.” This weekend’s fixture will see Pardew will come face-to-face – and hopefully, no closer – with Hull midfielder David Meyler, the man he infamously head-butted during last season’s encounter between the sides at the KC Stadium. He insists he is a changed man in the wake of that incident and will extend the hand of friendship this time around. Pardew said: “Obviously I have had to change. It is an incident I apologised for and regretted. “I do not think I have seen him since. I will shake his hand and I am sure he will smile at me. It is something I like to think that I have learnt from.” Press Association The 53-year-old will send his team into Barclays Premier League battle with Hull on Saturday firm in the knowledge that many of the 50,000-plus spectators who will pack into St James’ Park will do so ready to demand his removal as manager. Travelling supporters did just that during last weekend’s abject 4-0 defeat at Southampton, but the stakes will be raised significantly this time around with Pardew facing a repeat of the broadside aimed at him during the final home game of last season against Cardiff. Alan Pardew is steeling himself to walk into a storm as he attempts to cling on to his job as Newcastle manager. last_img read more

Captain Cook yet to decide on England future

first_img(REUTERS) – England captain Alastair Cook has not made any decision on whether to continue in the job, the 31-year-old said after his team’s 4-0 series loss against India yesterday.Cook landed in India with speculation about the position he has held since 2012 and the crushing defeat in India will only strengthen calls for him to hand over the Test captaincy to Joe Root.“This is not the place to be asking me these questions,” Cook told Sky Sports after his team lost the fifth and final Test by an innings and 75 runs in Chennai.“I have got to go away and do some thinking, get back home and do it without the emotive side of what’s happened over the last nine weeks,” he said after the defeat which pushed England down from second to fifth in the world rankings.England’s loss was all the more frustrating for Cook as the tourists won the toss in four of the five Tests and were not made to play on the spin-friendly pitches which India rolled out to South Africa last year.“It’s been a series of missed opportunities, in terms of catches that cost us,” Cook said.“Not being able to score enough runs and take enough wickets, it’s a tough dressing-room to be in. We tried as hard as we can but it wasn’t good enough.”England’s sloppy fielding allowed Karun Nair to hit a marathon 303 not out which set the tone for India’s comprehensive victory in the final Test.“It was a game of missed opportunities. We kept dropping vital chances and India kept punishing us.”last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgDurham, Jackson-Davis lead Indiana past No. 9 Penn StateBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Al Durham scored 14 points and Trayce Jackson-Davis had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Indiana to a 68-60 victory over No. 9 Penn State on Sunday.Devonte Green contributed 10 points for the Hoosiers, who started hot but needed to hit their final four free throws to help seal the win.Lamar Stevens, who was plagued with foul trouble all game, led Penn State with 29 points on 11-of-27 shooting.The Nittany Lions opened the second half with 12 unanswered points to slice Indiana’s 13-point halftime lead to 37-36. The Hoosiers’ cold streak continued as Penn State took a 48-42 lead with 12:17 left. February 23, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-NEWMAN-HEAD INJURYNewman confirms he suffered head injury in Daytona 500 crashLAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Newman says he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details, and there’s no timetable for his return to NASCAR racing. NHL-PENGUINS-CAPITALSCapitals snap skid, beat Penguins to vault into first placeWASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Sunday to snap their losing streak at four and leapfrog their archrivals into first place.The Capitals endured a back-and-forth, chippy game to win for just the second time in their past eight games. The team that led the NHL for much of the season showed the kind of resolve that was lacking during a recent stretch of futility.Despite being outshot 36-23, Washington put together responses to some potential momentum-crushing Penguins goals. Pittsburgh’s Patric Hornqvist and Sidney Crosby scored 26 seconds apart late in the second and Evgeni Malkin had a highlight-reel goal in the third that tied it. Roush team president Steve Newmark opened a news conference before Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by reading a lengthy statement from Newman.Newman wrote that he was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones, and that the doctors have been pleased with his progress over the last few days. He said he is looking forward to getting behind the wheel again.Newmark said it is Newman’s intent to race for the 2020 Cup championship this season, and the driver plans to ask NASCAR for an exemption to qualify for the playoffs once he’s medically cleared to return.Newman was leading the last lap of the rain-delayed Daytona 500 when he was involved in a crash that sent him hard into a wall, airborne, hit in the driver side door by another car, then trapped in an upside-down Ford on fire as rescue workers tried to free him. Newman was hospitalized Monday night in what Roush officials called serious but not life-threatening condition. He walked out of the Daytona Beach hospital roughly 42 hours later.Ross Chastain will drive the No. 6 Ford on Sunday as Newman’s streak of 649 consecutive starts comes to an end. TENNIS-OBIT-JEANNE EVERTJeanne Evert, former tennis pro and sister of Chris, diesDELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeanne Evert Dubin, a former world-ranked professional tennis player and a younger sister of 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, has died. She was 62.Evert Dubin died Thursday after a 2 1/2-year struggle with ovarian cancer, according to an online obituary posted by Lorne & Sons Funeral Home in Delray Beach, Florida, where she lived.One of five tennis-playing children raised by teaching pro Jimmy Evert and his wife, Colette, Evert Dubin had a standout junior career in which she was the nation’s top-ranked player in her age group.center_img WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S COMBINEDBrignone tops World Cup overall standings with combined winCRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) now leads the World Cup overall standings ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin after winning an Alpine combined event on Sunday.By earning 100 World Cup points, Brignone opened a gap of 73 to three-time defending champion Shiffrin who has taken an extended break from racing after the death of her father in Colorado.Brignone ended 0.92 seconds ahead of runner-up Franziska Gritsch. Ester Ledecka, the double OIympic champion in skiing and snowboarding, placed third. Tom Wilson scored 76 seconds into the third to make it 2-2, two-time Penguins Stanley Cup champion Carl Hagelin put the Capitals up and Oshie shoveled the puck in on a scramble in front with 9:20 left.Pittsburgh’s Matt Murray allowed four goals on 22 shots. The Penguins lost their third in a row to cool off and fall into second place. NBA-GRIZZLIES-JACKSON INJUREDGrizzlies: Jackson out at least 2 weeks with sprained kneeMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left knee after getting hurt in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies announced Sunday that Jackson will be re-evaluated in two weeks.An MRI exam showed Jackson sprained his knee Friday night contesting a shot late in the second quarter. He did not return for the second half of Memphis’ 117-105 loss to the Lakers.Jackson is the Grizzlies’ second-leading scorer, averaging 16.9 points per game. The fourth overall pick in the 2018 draft is shooting nearly 40 percent from 3-point range.Memphis currently is in the midst of a four-game road swing, holding the eighth spot in the Western Conference at 28-28. They visit the Clippers on Monday night.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-PENN ST-INDIANA Evert Dubin turned pro in 1973 at age 15 after having already beaten established stars Rosie Casals and top-ranked Margaret Court. For two years, she teamed with sister Chris in doubles, and they were ranked as high as No. 4. Evert Dubin was the youngest to represent her country in Wightman Cup competition in 1973. She didn’t lose a match in helping the U.S. reach the Fed Cup final in 1974.She reached a career-high 28th in the world in 1978, when she retired from competition.A funeral will be Monday in Fort Lauderdale. 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Fruta Conquerors win on opening night

first_img… GDF, Western Tigers play to tame drawFRUTA Conquerors needled newcomers New Amsterdam United (1-0) for a positive start in the third installation of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League, while Western Tigers rallied to a draw against title-holders Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on opening night at the Leonora Track and Field Facility on Sunday.Boasting a very youthful squad, Fruta Conquerors, who finished second in the league last year, picked up an important three points, thanks to their best player, Eon Alleyne, who netted the game’s lone goal in the 78th minute.In the other clash, newcomers Western Tigers showed promise of being serious contenders, after coming from a goal down to pick up a point against the league’s title-holders, the GDF.Thirteen minutes into the highly anticipated clash, Carlos Adams put the Army in command with his goal, but Western Tigers kept up the pressure and finally picked up the equaliser through Andrew Murray in the 27th minute.Both teams failed to capitalise on their chances at goal, and settled for the entertaining draw.The Elite League will now head to Linden for another double-header at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground on Friday.In the opening game, Buxton United and Ann’s Grove will collide at 18:00hrs, and the home side Milerock will tackle Victoria Kings at 20:00hrs.This year, the winners will receive $5M, second-placers $2M, third-placers and fourth-placers will pocket $1M and $500 000 respectively.E.C Vieira Investments, Camex Restaurants, Impression’s Branding, Marics (Honda) and Automobile Power Products are the league’s sponsors. All games will attract a $500 entry fee.last_img read more