Tranquil in heart of the action

first_img2/88 Mitchell St, North Ward.ONLY a  stone’s throw from The Strand, 2/88 Mitchell St offers the ultimate Townsville lifestyle.The spacious three-bedroom, two bathroom, ground-floor apartment fronts on to Strand Park and offers views of the water.It’s park front position means the unit is quiet and peaceful while still being conveniently close to The Strand’s restaurants, bars, playgrounds and walking tracks.The front patio spreads the width of the apartment and stairs lead down to a large courtyard, which is perfect for those wanting the ease of apartment life while still being able to have a garden.RE/MAX Townsville selling agent Michele Hyde said the home would suit someone who wanted to downsize from a house to a low maintenance option without comprising on space.“I think it would suit someone who had a substantial home up at Yarrawonga and is looking to downsize,” she said.More 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 2020“The apartment is as big as a house. The courtyard is very private and it means you could have a little dog and you don’t feel like you’re living in a unit.”The well-appointed apartment features a chef’s kitchen with premium appliances, ample bench space and stainless steel bench tops.The kitchen flows through to the living area with gleaming polished timber floors which leads out to the patio and courtyard.The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite and has access to the patio.Owner Jennifer Curtain said she had loved living in the home for the past eight years but was now looking for something smaller.“We had a house on Cleveland Terrace so I was attracted to the fact that this apartment was on the ground and you could walk to everything without having to walk back up a hill,” she said.“It was a great place to live and I loved being so close to The Strand.”The home is in a premium apartment complex with a gym and swimming pool, while there is also a double car space in a remote-controlled garage with a lockable storage unit.last_img read more

Good Performance of Branković in Speed Skating at World Championship in Montreal

first_imgB&H representative Edin Branković competed in speed skating (short track)  at the World Championship, held from 14-16 March in Montreal (Canada).The B&H representative recorded a good performance in the competition of the best 48 athletes in speed skating from 30 countries of the world, announced the B&H Association of Skating Sports.Branković took 31st place in the race of 1.500 meters, while he took 33rd place in the race of 1.000 meters. Charles Hamelin from Canada is the winner in these disciplines.The B&H association of Skating Sports emphasizes that Branković scored points that will keep him in a high position in the wold ranking of best speed skaters.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Bombers, Hawks take turns winning during Tuesday hoop action at the LVR Hangar

first_imgThe tables were turned in the nightcap as host LVR blasted the Hawks 56-21 in Senior Boy’s play.Jake Anderson and Josh Matosevic each scored 12 points as the Bombers defeated the Hawks for the second time in a week.Thomas Baxter scored eight points to lead the LVR Junior Bombers attack.The Senior Bombers, which returned from the Okanagan Mission Tournament with a 1-2 record, now wait to see if they have any competition for the Kootenay provincial AAA berth.The Junior Bombers travel to Trail in early March before concluding the season with the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Championships in Castlegar. The L.V. Rogers Bombers and J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks took turns beating up on each other during High School Boy’s Basketball action Tuesday at the Hangar.The Hawks took the game to the Bombers in the opening Junior Boy’s tilt, blasting the home side 38-16.last_img read more

Top four hunt KSAFA Super League crown

first_imgMaverley-Hughenden and Rockfort will meet in the feature match of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)-JB Charley’s Rum Super League semi-finals tonight at 8:30 at the Constant Spring Complex.In the opening match of the semi-final double-header, Barbican will oppose Brown’s Town at 6:30 p.m.The top four teams are hunting both the league title and a chance to represent the KSAFA Confederation in the play-off for a spot in next seasons’s Red Stripe Premier League.Maverley-Hughenden were very impressive in the preliminary stage by winning 12 of 16 games. They defeated Rockfort 4-2 in the first game of the season.The Maverley-Hughenden camp will be without head coach Lijaysu Simms, who is abroad. Assistant coach Hugh Blair will be in charge for the crucial encounter.Captain of Maverley-Hughenden Andrew Peddlar says that his team is well prepared and ready for battle.”Right now, we are well focused. We have no fear,” Peddlar boldly declared ahead of the last four clash.”We are 100 per cent ready for Rockfort as the plan is to win the Super League and qualify for the national league play-off. The coach is away, but ‘Bingy’ (Blair) is here and we will carry out the plan,” he added.Maverley-Hughenden will rely on Peddlar in the central defence position, veteran Kasai Hinds, the competition’s leading goalscorer Phillip Peddie, Andrew White, Odayne Burgher, Morias Somers, Omari Edwards and Wayne Williams.On the other hand, Rockfort are also oozing confidence.”We are very confident. We played them in the first game and lost, but that was a long time ago, and our team has improved. We beat them in the Major League semi-finals two years ago, so we know that we can repeat that,” president of Rockfort Dwayne Dillon told The Gleaner yesterday.Rockfort will rely on captain Calvin Campbell, Chevon Williams, Sheldon Green, Jermaine Freckleton and Twain Winter.In the opening semi-final game, Barbican and Brown’s Town should have a highly competitive affair.In the teams’ first meeting this season, Barbican won 2-0 and hold the psychological advantage heading into the semi-final.Barbican, under the guidance of head coach Mark Sutherland, are seeking to win the Super League for the second time in three seasons.Their key players include Akino Bailey, Keino Simpson, Jadian Redwood, Jermaine Parris, Nicholas Smith and Greg Taylor.Meanwhile, Brown’s Town, now under the guidance of coach Keon Broderick, will rely on Robert Coley, Kamali Coburn, Joshua McNaughton, Mikhail George, and Derron Beckford for victory.last_img read more

Community kindness funds new bus for Donegal disability centre

first_imgThe residents of Inbhear Na Mara in Bundoran are this week celebrating a hugely successful fundraiser which has enabled the purchase of a new wheelchair accessible bus.Generosity from families, business and the wider community was combined over the past year to raise money for the new vehicle which will enhance the lives of the residents of the unit.A party took place at Inbhear na Mara last Sunday to welcome the new purchase. The Friends of Inbhear na Mara committee formed in April 2018 for the sole purpose of fund raising for the purchase of a bus for the ten residents of Inbhear na Mara, a residential unit for adults with an intellectual disability.The funds were raised through extremely generous donations from families of past and present residents and local businesses, support of the Parents & Friends Association, and donations from a sponsored run and Kilimanjaro climb.In addition a very successful  5K organised by staff in the unit and sponsored by local businesses, was attended in large numbers by the local community. The HSE would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to  everyone who contributed to the purchase of the new bus.  This bus will greatly enhance the lives of the residents of Inbhear na Mara.A special word of gratitude goes to the Friends of Inbhear na Mara committee , Brian McCabe, Lynda McCabe, Peggy Gallagher and Janice McNelis and staff members at Inbhear Na Mara, unit,  Martina Monaghan, Danny Tourish, Geraldine Rooney and Louise O’Grady.Community kindness funds new bus for Donegal disability centre was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ESPN analyst would be ‘shocked’ if Kevin Durant doesn’t play Monday

first_imgESPN analyst Jay Williams, who had dinner with Kevin Durant the night before, said he “would be shocked” if the Warriors star doesn’t return to the court Monday night for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.Durant practiced Sunday after missing the Warriors’ last nine postseason games with a strained calf and, while the team is listing him as questionable to play, Williams has no doubt about the two-time Finals MVP’s status Monday in Toronto.“I would be shocked if we did not see KD on the basketball …last_img read more

What Information Should Your Business Plan Include?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It’s easy to know you need a business plan, but it’s harder to know exactly what to include.Business plans tend to follow a standard format, and many online resources and templates online can be adapted for your operation. Make your plan as simple or as complex as you like. The main goal is to create a plan that is useful to you and meets your needs.At Farm Credit Mid-America, we recommend including the following components in your business plan:Operation overview. This is the “elevator pitch” about your farm. Describe the basics of your operation related to your mission and objectives, crops you produce and acreage.Ownership summary. Include information about ownership and company structure. With any type of business, different owners bring different expertise. It’s always good to evaluate each owner’s strengths and what he or she brings to the operation.Strengths and weaknesses. Identify ways to use your ownership team’s strengths to your advantage and plan for ways to overcome any weaknesses in your operation.Sales and marketing strategy. Once you have identified your operation’s strengths, look for opportunities to leverage them to your competitive advantage as you create sales and marketing strategies.Financials (budget and balance sheet). This is the most important part of your business plan. Include a budget and a balance sheet that reflects your assets, liabilities and net worth.Goals. Research has shown that the simple act of recording goals will increase the likelihood of achieving them.In the budget section, project income and expenses for the upcoming year. This is not a time to be optimistic. It is best to plan for the worst-case scenario. Try to avoid underestimating expenses or overestimating income.The balance sheet helps you understand and evaluate working capital and net worth. Comparing balance sheets year-over-year offers a good picture of how your operation is progressing toward your goals. Your net worth should increase steadily each year. If not, that’s a red flag.Write down both short- and long-term goals, such as purchasing a new combine or paying down debt. Your goals should be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timebound). Remember to involve all owners in identifying and setting goals.Also, identify risks that may impede your goals and create a contingency plan for them. The more you prepare for challenges, the easier they will be to deal with when they do occur. For example, crop insurance is one smart way to mitigate damages from drought, flooding and other natural disasters.Including the above components will ensure your business plan works hard for you and your operation. Be sure to update your information and revisit your plan on a regular basis. An accurate and updated business plan is a powerful tool that can open up many opportunities.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Wendy Osborn of Farm Credit Mid-America about putting together a farm business plan. Wendy Osborn FCMA Business Plan 1.12.17last_img read more

Social Aggregator Sobees Adds LinkedIn Support

first_imgAt this point, you’re now presented with multiple columns containing the services you authorized during setup. You can also choose to add a real-time search column if desired and you can re-arrange the columns into a number of different layouts using the “change layout” button at the top. One of the first social networking aggregators to take advantage of LinkedIn’s brand-new API is Sobees, whose two client applications both now offer LinkedIn integration in addition to the other supported networks. A challenger to similar services like TweetDeck, Seesmic, and PeopleBrowser, Sobees is a social networking aggregation tool originally launched as a desktop app back in 2008 with a web app version added earlier this year. Like its competitors, Sobees’ clients use a columnar interface to display real-time updates from sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. Sobees essentially functions as a social networking client for the sites it supports, each site with its own column and separate set of functions and tabs. For example, in the Twitter column, you can switch through tabs to see replies and direct messages and you can use buttons on the side to create groups or view your favorites. Meanwhile, the Facebook column offers Facebook-specific features like the ability to view photo albums and status updates or check out profiles, friend lists, and your inbox.Sobees Adds LinkedInSimilarly, the newly-launched LinkedIn functionality will include features specific to LinkedIn. At launch time, those are as follows:Update your statusView connectionsView profilesGet updates (connections updates, status updates, application updates, jobs posted, groups joined, recommendations and profile changes)Search or search with advanced functionalityWhile the desktop version of the program is Windows-only, the web-based application is built using Microsoft’s Silverlight technology which works on any operating system, even Linux. When you go to set up the web version for the first time, you’ll be presented with the four supported services and a button reading “connect.” At first, clicking the connect button seemed to have no effect but that was because the browser’s pop-up blocker was turned on and Sobees launches the authorization screens in a separate window. After navigating past this small obstacle, the rest of the set up process was completed in a matter of minutes. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Facebook#Product Reviews#social networks#Social Web#twitter#web Once switched on, tweets with links are appended with the source URL and various “facts” snipped from the article being shared. Depending on the amount of info the API pulls, a “more…” link may appear at the bottom of the facts displayed. Click this link to see more facts – aka snippets – from the article in question and then click “less” to once again collapse the window. Anyone who has switched to Twitter as their primary source of news will love this sort of feature as you can get the gist of an article without ever leaving Twitter. If you’re interested in trying the updated Sobees clients, you can download the desktop version here or load the web version at sobees.com/web. Related Posts sarah perez FactFinder API Integration Lets You Know if a Link is Worth ClickingBesides simply displaying the most recent updates from the various services, Sobees also offers a unique feature other social networking applications don’t have – Factery’s FactFinder API integration. (Read more about Factery’s API here). In short, this API allows the Sobees client to instantly and automatically parse the URLs posted in Twitter links to help you determine whether or not the link is worth clicking. Using the FactFinder toggle button to the left of the column, your Twitter stream is filtered to show only links with Factery data. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Students Benefit from Broadcasting Commission Outreach Session

first_imgAt least 250 students of the Constant Spring Primary and Junior High School in St. Andrew benefitted from an outreach session staged by the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ). The event, held on the school grounds on Thursday, February 28, was part of a series under the Commission’s media literacy project. Some of the topics discussed were: ‘The Digital Switchover’; ‘Children’s Code for Programming’; ‘Managing Your Digital Self’; and ‘Traditional and New Media’. Students of grades seven, eight and nine participated in the session, led by the Assistant Executive Director of the BCJ, Karlene Johnson, under the theme: ‘The Future is Digital’. Vice Principal of the school, Michelle Wiggins, expressed appreciation for the visit by the Commission, noting that the students as well as teachers “have gained a lot of knowledge”. “Our students are so technologically inclined and they need to be aware of the risks that they may encounter as young people, because a lot of them are on Facebook and they are not really aware of how dangerous that can be,” she said, during an interview with JIS News. Miss Wiggins, who is responsible for the Junior High Department, said the students will be encouraged to practise what they had learnt, adding that the teachers will continue to encourage students to post positive images and thoughts on their Facebook pages. She stated that the school would welcome a “follow-up visit” by the Commission to reinforce what was taught. “We have to work together to educate our students. There are so many things going on in society. It is a challenge because some students are exposed to certain things and they bring it in the school and influence other students,” she stated.After the session, head girl and grade nine student, Ramona Lyttle, said that she will be making a few adjustments on her Facebook page.“I am going to change my date of birth and take off some of the pictures. I don’t want people to know my date of birth and see how I look,” she stated. “I will leave the baby pictures,” she added with a smile.Another grade nine student, Sheryl Walker, said the session taught her not to send improper text messages to her friends. “I will be sending things that are worthy of God and of me,” she told JIS News.The Commission has been taking its media literacy project across the island over the past two years. So far, the Commission has visited more than 20 schools and engaged over 3,000 students.last_img read more