Basin Pocket character home has plenty of space for a large family

first_imgOne of the bathrooms at 94 Blackall St, Basin Pocket.Helene Shephard, from First National Real Estate Action Realty Ipswich, said the home was originally built in 1945.She said beautiful ceiling heights had been maintained along with some of the original features prior to the expansion. “This is a magical home, with loads of space and one that would work really well for a large family,” she said.Set on a 750sq m block, the two-level home has an in-ground swimming pool and a shed.The property is being sold for $619,000, The property at 94 Blackall St, Basin Pocket is on a large block. 94 Blackall St, Basin Pocket.When it comes to character, this Ipswich home has plenty of it.With a downstairs extension, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property, at 94 Blackall St, Basin Pocket, has been expanded in all directions, with space-savvy design tricks.center_img More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201994 Blackall St, Basin Pocket.last_img read more

UPDATE: Heavy rainfall affects Layou as officials work to address flooding issue

first_imgLocalNews UPDATE: Heavy rainfall affects Layou as officials work to address flooding issue by: – September 28, 2011 Layou flooding this morningThe heavy rainfall associated with the passage of Tropical Storm Ophelia has caused flooding in the Layou area restricting the easy flow of traffic.Earlier this year in July, the Matthieu Dam collapsed, overflowed its banks and caused a major disaster in the Layou area including extensive damage to a bridge, houses, businesses, livestock and agricultural farms.The residents of Layou are still reeling from the effects of this damage however they may suffer another setback as a result of the flooding this morning.One driver told Dominica Vibes News ‘only high vehicles can access the area, plus the rain is making it very difficult and as the rain continues it will become increasingly difficult. I have a four wheel truck so I could pass but there are several drivers with cars who have to park on the side and wait.’Disaster Coordinator Mr Nathaniel Issac informed Dominica Vibes News that they are aware of the situation and a team from Public Works is on site clearing the area.“Mr. Kendall Johnson the Chief Technical Officer in the Ministry of Public Works is on site, there are also two excavators on assisting in clearing the area so that traffic can flow through. They are experiencing some challenges with the weather which is expected to clear up to allow them to better be able to clear the area.”Here are a few photographs of the scene: [nggallery id=71]In related news, the Parliamentary Representative of the Layou Constituency explained that due to the heavy rainfall last evening the Layou River flooded and interfered with the flow of traffic.“We experienced significant amount of rainfall last evening and the Layou River again overflowed certain areas of its bank and for some time it made the movement of traffic impassable. That has been due to the fact that several of the river walls that existed they have collapsed since the Matthieu Dam overflowed and once the river collects a significant volume of water, the water will then be diverted on the road. That is something that has happened again due to the heavy rainfall last evening, there are also some areas where we had a few landslides,” he said.Mr Darroux is therefore calling on residents, motorist and anyone traversing the area to be cautious.“The Ministry of National Security has erected several signs in the area to draw person’s attention to the need to tread with caution. We have identified the area as a flood prone zone and persons with low lying vehicles especially cars will find it difficult to get through the water. Even persons on foot, they should be cautions because there are some areas which may not be sturdy enough,” he said.Mr Darroux further explained that the Ministry of Public Works is engaged in clearing the affected area as the heavy rainfall also caused landslides and to monitor the volume of water on the road.“I’ve been advised that the Ministry of Public Works they are engaging some of the heavy equipment operators in the area to clear the slides. They are also monitoring the volume of water on the road especially at the old gas station in Hillsborough, this has proven to be a thorn in the flesh but we continue to work diligently to ensure that we can at least get some of the water off the road as quickly as possible.According to Darroux the major issue is the dredging of the river so that it can return to its normal state.“The river bed has been elevated and so the constant flow of water unto the road, so the major issue here has to do with the actual getting rid of the sand from the river which will be the dredging process and when that has been done we will be able to get the river back to a state of normalcy.”Mr Darroux said ‘it’s a situation that calls for constant monitoring but we will continue to see how we can address the challenges and help alleviate the plight of those affected.’Dominica Vibes News 48 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Dominican man fined $80.00 for using threatening language

first_imgCourt gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comA Grand Bay man has been fined $80.00 for saying “they should bomb that hospital” at the Grand Bay Hospital when he appeared before Magistrate Ossie Lewis on Monday.Thirty-eight years old Ian Winston of Mabouche, Grand Bay pleaded guilty to the charge of using threatening language at the Grand Bay Hospital in the presence of a medical officer.Based on the facts presented to the Court by Police Prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes, the Defendant visited the Grand Bay Hospital on Friday 6th January, 2012 about 10 am seeking medical attention for an injury he sustained on his left hand, while Dr Cleona Peter, the District Medical Office for the Grand Bay area was attending to a patient. Although there were other patients waiting to be attended to the Defendant began verbally abusing the doctor whilst standing outside close to her office window. Dr. Peters cautioned the Defendant about his behavior and he said, “Best they bomb that hospital” which frightened her. She made a report at the Grand Bay Police Station which Constable Francis of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force responded to.Constable Francis met the Defendant and questioned him about his statement and he replied, “I really use the word bomb but I did not mean it”. Attorney at Law Mr. Wayne Norde who pleaded on behalf of the Defendant told the Court that his thirty-six years old client is “a young man in his prime” who is involved in the construction industry as a rubber.He further explained that his client went to the hospital for assistance with a serious wound and had to wait for a long period of time for assistance from the doctor.According to Norde; “several other patients who came in after his client were treated before him while he suffered”. Norde told the Magistrate that his client’s utterance should be viewed as one out of frustration and pain as his “flesh was hanging out” and although the word bomb was used he did not mean it. He asked Magistrate Lewis to give his client a very strong warning but that he should consider favorably imposing a small fine on him.Magistrate Ossie Lewis in rendering his decision, told the Defendant that he had considered his guilty plea, the plea in mitigation made on his behalf by his attorney and the fact that his has record has been clear for the last 19 years. Winston was ordered to pay a fine of $80.00 on or before the 15th of February, 2012 or in default he will spend ten days in prison. Dominica Vibes News Share 27 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet LocalNews Dominican man fined $80.00 for using threatening language by: – January 9, 2012last_img read more

150 Bacolod relocatees may lose land titles

first_imgBACOLOD City – The Bacolod HousingAuthority (BHA) will cancel land titles awarded to at least 150 beneficiariesof the government’s socialized housing program at the city’s Relocation Site inBarangay Vista Alegre. The applicants, mostly from Barangays 12, Bata, Taculing, and Villamonte, were affected by demolitions from city development projects and road clearing. “We conducted an inventory, evaluation and confirmation of the report as part of the process for the cancellation,” Parrenas said. According to BHA head Ma. Victoria Parrenas, these housing recipients violated the City Ordinance No. 269, or the ordinance defining the policies governing the relocation and resettlement projects of Bacolod. They have either illegally sold or rented out the housing units and/or lots awarded to them, she explained. by the original beneficiaries through sale or lease; and declare as nulland void the transactions with the original beneficiaries as provided by law. Earlier this month, the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod requested the BHA and Bacolod City Water District organize a “one-stop shop” in order to expedite water service connection applications for residents of the Abada Escay relocation site. She also said that by next month, there will be an awarding for approximately 37 newly-qualified applicants to acquire lots at the relocation site in Barangay Vista Alegre. Parrenas added that they will conducta thorough investigation to identify the housing units that have been disposed City Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez added, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. was asked to prioritize electrical service to the pumping stations serving the relocation site./PNlast_img read more

Robin doesn’t need a rest – Ferguson

first_imgManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has no intention of giving Robin van Persie a rest – and urged him to follow his own father’s advice to break his goal drought. He went on: “He’s a strong lad with a great physique. It’s disappointing he wasn’t awarded the goal at Sunderland – I can understand that because it took a wicked deflection. But the shot was fantastic – it was hit with such venom that it’s not surprising it took a deflection. His ability to manoeuvre his position at that point was excellent.” In previous years, Ferguson has found himself answering questions about Rooney’s lack of goals, before the Merseysider exploded again. As a former striker himself, the Scot is uniquely placed to offer advice in times of such strife. And, while he retains a firm belief Van Persie will turn his present situation around, he always remembers the wise words his dad came out with. “My dad always used to say ‘make sure you batter the ball – don’t tap it or try and side-foot it into the net’,” Ferguson said. “That’s what I always tell strikers too. If the goalkeeper saves it, you can say ‘what a great save’. But if you try to side-foot it and the keeper catches it easily you get criticised. “The goals will come. All strikers have little dry spells. You have to get through that period and not lose your faith and belief in yourself.” The Holland striker has now gone nine games without scoring, and managed just one in his last 12 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit. Not even finding the net for his country recently has triggered an upturn in his club fortunes, with the effort he hoped to be awarded at Sunderland last weekend being credited as a Titus Bramble own goal. With Wayne Rooney set to return from a groin strain, it seemed the time might be right for Van Persie to be given a brief rest, but Ferguson said: “Robin doesn’t need a rest, that’s for sure.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Norwich Stun Man City 3-2

first_imgSergio Aguero’s header just before the break hinted at a Manchester City comeback but a misunderstanding between John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi saw Buendia rob the Argentina centre-back and set up Pukki to score.Rodri scored his first goal for Manchester City with two minutes left before referee Kevin Friend’s final whistle was the cue for wild celebrations for the home side.The rare defeat, meanwhile, leaves Pep Guardiola’s side five points behind Liverpool.It was inevitable City would miss the class and composure of Aymeric Laporte – set to be out for six months with a knee injury – but this display suggests the gap he leaves is even bigger than Manchester City may have feared.Guardiola has lost quality and influence with Laporte’s injury, as well as Vincent Kompany’s departure, and his nightmare scenario unfolded at Carrow Road.Stones and Otamendi had a harrowing time and City’s manager will know he must now rely on the pair at least until January.Guardiola himself should not escape criticism for the defeat though after he left Kevin de Bruyne out of his starting team then delayed his arrival until after Norwich had re-established their two-goal lead. They were mystifying decisions and a heavy price was paid.It would be ludicrous to start writing off the title hopes of a team so rich in quality but that five-point gap to Liverpool looks large when you consider Jurgen Klopp’s team only lost once in the league last season, to City, and have won their opening five games this term.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Norwich City produced a magnificent all-round display yesterday to inflict Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat since January at an ecstatic Carrow Road.The Canaries were missing eight players but made light of those injuries and took full advantage of a performance from the reigning champions that was careless in the extreme and characterised by chaotic defending.Norwich were 2-0 ahead within 30 minutes after Kenny McLean rose unmarked to meet Emiliano Buendia’s corner and then Todd Cantwell finished a flowing move involving Marco Stiepermann and Teemu Pukki.last_img read more

Fantasy Fever, Week Seven

first_imgWow. After a high-scoring weekend (please just stop LT for the sake of all of us who don’t have you in the backfield), what a whirlwind week of wheeling and dealing followed. Anytime three stud quarterbacks like A.J. Feeley, Tim Rattay and Cleo Lemon change teams, you know things are getting crazy.At his point, I hate to say it, but it might be due time to completely give up on Daunte Culpepper and the Vikings’ offense. That is unless you get points for drunken sex parties — what in the name of Ron Mexico got into that team?On the bright side, there are some intriguing matchups on the horizon. What’s better than a shootout between Drew Bledsoe and Matt Hasselbeck? I mean, Bledsoe is old, and Hasselbeck looks even older. But the two can certainly throw the ball. Any Colts on your team need to go in the lineup against the Texans who are just playing awful.Another very interesting game should be the clash between the Broncos and Giants. Denver’s not a stud team in terms of fantasy, but they’re sitting at 5-1, and the Giants — other than last week — have lit up the scoreboard. If there was ever any doubt, Jeremy Shockey is in fact one of, if not the, elite tight end in football.OK, so I rambled a lot this week. Let’s get into it…Player of the WeekSantana Moss, WR Washington Redskins10 receptions, 173 yards, 2 touchdownsMoss gets the nod over Shaun Alexander for the sole reason that Alexander’s performance came in a blowout over Houston. Moss has returned to his 2003 form. I guess all he needed to do was to get out of that boring dink-and-dunk Jets offense. Brunell to Moss has been a sweet combination thus far for Daniel Snyder’s bunch. Hail to the Redskins!MailbagDear Fantasy Fever,My boyfriend has talked me into playing fantasy football. He helps me with picks, and by help I mean that he does it for me. I want to try my own at this fantasy football thing, but I need some advice. I noticed that I don’t have a quarterback for this Sunday because Byron Leftwich has a bye. Any ideas?Signed,Independent WomanDear Beyonce,Wow. That is really sweet of your boyfriend. What a guy.Well, you might want to look at your backup options with Leftwich taking a week off. By the way, I like the pick of Leftwich — he hasn’t had a terrific start to the year, but with Matt Jones starting to emerge as a weapon, he should pick it up as the season wears on.So, I’m getting the feeling that you probably have someone like Aaron Brooks currently on the bench, and he’s a pretty solid option this week. Granted, Brooks has endured his fair share of struggles along with the rest of the New Orleans Saints, but he’s playing a very suspect Rams defense this week. So you can be pretty comfortable sliding Brooks into the lineup. Oh, and you still have Najeh Davenport, who’s out for the season, on your roster so you might want to cut him.Don’t let your boyfriend run your team. Drop Tom a line at tziemer@badgerherald.com.Herald Smart StartsQB Josh McCown, Arizona CardinalsThis is a big boom or bust pick. McCown had a huge game last time out, but after the Cards’ bye, Kurt Warner might return under center. If McCown plays, he should fare well against Tennessee.RB Aaron Stecker, New Orleans SaintsAntowain Smith benefited most from Deuce McAllister’s injury last week, rushing for two touchdowns. But on the carpet in St. Louis should fit the speedy Stecker’s style better. If he gets some carries, look for the former Ashwaubenon High star to rack up some points.RB LaMont Jordan, Oakland RaidersAl Davis can’t be too happy with how the season has gone thus far. Jordan hasn’t been that great in his first season in the Silver and Black, but he’s facing a Bills defense that has been a sieve against the run.WR Ashley Lelie, Denver BroncoosLelie definitely has not lived up to his pre-season billing. But, then again, the Giants’ secondary could be a pretty good cure-all for that.WR Chris Chambers, Miami DolphinsTrue, Chambers has to deal with the challenge of having Gus Frerotte throwing passes to him. But, Kansas City’s pass defense still sucks.TE Jermaine Wiggins, Minnesota VikingsWiggins is one guy who showed up for Minnesota last weekend in Chicago. And the Packers’ defense is notorious for giving up big games to tight ends — just ask Steve Heiden.last_img read more

Despite New York City billboard, SU cross country team attempts to stay grounded

first_imgAfter winning back-to-back Big East championships, the Syracuse men’s cross country team is enjoying its celebrity status as SU prepares for the NCAA Northeast Regional this weekend. Celebrity that comes with a billboard in the middle of Times Square. During the weekend, that billboard was put up in Times Square to congratulate the team on its efforts, showing a picture of SU holding its championship banner. American Eagle Outfitters sponsored the event and put up the display that was more than 30 stories high. Although the company will be doing the same throughout the year for other Big East champions, SU is the first. ‘It was kind of surprising,’ SU head coach Chris Fox said. ‘We had heard that the Big East was putting something together for Times Square, but we didn’t know it would be on that grand of a scale. Taking up half of a building is kind of cool.’ Fox said he isn’t letting the extra exposure affect his team’s focus, as the Orange has an important week ahead of it. Fox is making sure his team will be rested and mentally focused as it looks to repeat as regional champions again.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘We have to go there and still do the job so you can get to nationals,’ Fox said. Redshirt freshman Sean Keefe is happy his program is finally getting the recognition he feels it deserves, but he is also content on staying motivated and finishing the season strong. ‘After Big East, a lot of us were pretty worn out,’ Keefe said. ‘But last week we had a pretty good week of training, and it gave us one last chance to get ready before regionals and nationals.’ Keefe said he understands the importance of the next couple of days, as success at week’s end will be just another example of how the program is evolving. ‘It’s kind of been like a changing of the guard this year because we lost some good seniors last year,’ Keefe said. ‘The team is pretty young, but we are starting to mature as a whole.’ After last season’s debacle at nationals, the team has had the dates of its next two meets circled on its calendar for months. With regionals being the final stop before it lines up next to the best teams in the country, junior runner Pat Dupont recognizes the magnitude of the moment. Training has been switched up this year. So has the team’s mentality. All with the goal of more than a billboard in mind. The team wants success at nationals instead. ‘I think we’re in a real good place right now,’ Dupont said. ‘This year we adjusted our training a little bit so that we could run faster later in the season. Last year it was all about getting to nationals, and this year it’s about running well when we get there.’ And after the billboard graced midtown-Manhattan, when the team gathered for practice on Monday afternoon, all eyes were focused on the SU coach. Following the recognition of a billboard in the heart of New York City over the weekend, Fox gave the Orange some inspirational yet down-to-earth words to chew on before SU rests up for this weekend. ‘These guys stay motivated because this is the time of year we train for,’ Fox said. ‘This is kind of like our bowl season, so if you’re not motivated now, you shouldn’t do the sport.’ cjphil01@syr.edu Published on November 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

FH : Syracuse prepares for showdown with No. 2 North Carolina

first_img Published on August 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Steve Simpson hates North Carolina.As an assistant coach at Maryland, Simpson has seen firsthand North Carolina’s ability to strike quickly when its opponents are caught out of place. And even after leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference, he can’t escape the Tar Heels.‘I coached at Maryland for eight years, and I hate North Carolina,’ Simpson said. ‘They beat us for a long time in field hockey, and then we beat them for a long time in field hockey. … Any time your school loses to the same school again and again it’s not fun. So I respect them, but I hate that color.’Simpson, who is in his first year as an assistant at Syracuse, and the No. 5 Orange head to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on No. 2 North Carolina Friday night. SU then plays No. 11 Wake Forest on Saturday. The weekend matchups will serve as an early-season barometer for the Orange.Syracuse has plenty to work on after its 4-0 victory against a far less-talented Monmouth squad Aug. 27. Despite winning easily, SU made mistakes in both pressing and maintaining its ‘diamond defense’ formation that left it very vulnerable. Though the overmatched Hawks were unable to take advantage of those mistakes, senior midfielder Nicole Nelson said the Tar Heels certainly will.‘We’re really trying to work on our counterattack defense and keeping it a lot tighter, stronger and more organized so that a team like North Carolina, if they do counterattack on us, we won’t have holes like we did against Monmouth,’ Nelson said. ‘Whereas they didn’t capitalize on them, North Carolina would.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd that’s where Simpson comes in.As opposed to head coach Ange Bradley, who he referred to as very ‘gung ho,’ Simpson is more tactically inclined. He is familiar with the Tar Heels and Demon Deacons and their on-field tendenciesSimpson has used his experience in the ACC to help prepare the Orange for this weekend’s games against the two quality teams.‘They’re both fairly right-side attack oriented,’ Simpson said. ‘Maybe Wake Forest goes all the way to the side a little bit more than North Carolina does. Maybe North Carolina goes to the end line a little bit more than Wake Forest does. Wake Forest goes diagonally into the circle pretty quickly.’While Syracuse can break down the game plan of its opponents to the highest level, Bradley said its ‘most threatening’ opponent this weekend is itself. The head coach wants her team to improve on its communication and not get caught out of position defensively.Junior back Amy Kee understands the adjustments that need to be made. She is not concerned with UNC’s No. 2 ranking. Rather, Kee is looking forward to the chance for SU to measure up against two national powerhouses and to make a statement early in the season.‘It’s a great opportunity,’ Kee said. ‘These are the games that you kind of live for. You really want to play the big teams. It’s a great chance for us to go out there and put our name on the map and such.’For Simpson, defeating North Carolina would be a small personal victory, but seeing the Orange come out of this weekend 2-0 is what really matters. This is the first major test on SU’s schedule, and, as Bradley said, the first step on the path to the team’s bigger goals of winning a Big East championship and advancing to the final four.‘If we want to be Big East champions we’re going to have to be able to (win these games), and then NCAA semifinals and final four,’ Bradley said. ‘That’s how I look at the next three weekends.’sebail01@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Clonmel Town v Clonmel Celtic in FAI Junior Cup

first_imgMeanwhile, reigning champs St Michaels take on Evergreen FC at home.For the rest of the Tipp interest in the draw, a local Tipp derby between Clonmel Town and Clonmel Celtic is likely to set pulses racing.All games are scheduled to be played on the 7th and 8th of February.  Clonmel Celtic recently beat  Clonmel Town in their Munster Junior Cup third round tie at the beginning of January. Sean O’Hara headed home a great Ross Condon cross in the 70th minute to seal the win. Elsewhere, Nenagh Celtic’s FAI Junior Cup sixth round match-up has still yet to be played.last_img