Regional outlook: Midlands still overcast

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A large block and a stunning outlook are just a couple of the features of this family oasis

first_img144 Upper Brookfield Rd, BrookfieldWhen Geoffrey and Madeleine Haviland decided to move to Queensland from Victoria, Brookfield certainly appealed.They were able to buy almost 6ha at 144 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield, and still be only 20 minutes from the city.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:36 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 Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: Brookfield01:36But now, with more travel in their future, the couple have decided to list the Brookfield home they built 12 years ago and downsize a bit.The home has 1.6km of recycled Western Australian hardwood karri timber used for the floors, while the house has an Edwardian fireplace that was sourced from a Victorian mansion and now has an electronic setting.Mrs Haviland loves the lounge area, which opens via shutters to let the sun in and also gives beautiful sunrise views.When the couple bought the site it had an old house that was beyond repair on it which was demolished to make way for their large home. That included installing all the necessary infrastructure to service the block.144 Upper Brookfield Road, Upper Brookfield.There are four bedrooms, including a guest quarters downstairs with a separate parking area and entrance, and ensuite.The main bedroom is on the upper level of the house and has a large walk-in wardrobe. There is private access from the main bedroom to a rotunda, which overlooks the surrounding hills.The country-style kitchen has stone benchtops and is a central feature of the home, with views across the valley from the kitchen window.Timber is used extensively throughout the home, including an impressive feature in the lounge room ceiling.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago144 Upper Brookfield Rd, BrookfieldDownstairs is a custom-built timber wet bar and separate rumpus area.Mrs Haviland said she liked that the home was so open and was designed to let natural light flow through.She said the property could suit a variety of owners, from a family with teenagers who could use the downstairs for their own space, a young family or multi-generational living.She said they had “loved living here’’ but it was time to move on.144 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield“Our children are busy and our grandchildren are at university or doing their thing and they haven’t got time to keep coming and visiting us,’’ she said.The property also houses a large machinery shed with a separate bathroom. The gardens include fruit trees – limes and lemons.144 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield.Agent David Treloar said the home’s attention to detail was “impeccable’’.“It’s got one of the largest his and hers wardrobes in Brisbane, and a huge master bathroom,” Mr Treloar said. “You could walk into this home any day of the year and it will look the same. It’s been really well cared for.”The home is listed through David Treloar and Zac Muller of Ray White Albion.last_img read more

Sovcomflot’s profit rockets

first_img“Over H1, SCF Group increased its time charter revenues from gas and offshore operations by 10 percent to $342 million. At the end of the reporting period, the group had $12.8 billion in future contracted earnings and receivables, a record for the group,” Tonkovidov said. The state-owned shipping company’s fleet includes 146 vessels out of which 21 are LNG carriers. LNG carrier SCF Mitre (Image: Sovcomflot) Earlier this year, Sovocmflot has welcomed another liquefied natural gas carrier to its fleet, namely the SCF La Perouse. Sovcomflot’s chief executive Igor Tonkovidov said EBITDA over the prior 12 months has exceeded $1 billion, for the first time in the firm’s history. Revenue increased by 19.8 per cent year-on-year to $951.3 million. In the short term, this has contributed to the increase in both spot and time charter rates, which has allowed the group to grow its term contracts portfolio, Tonkovidov said. “An optimal balance of long- and short-term charter contracts, together with a rational geographic distribution of vessels allowed SCF Group to fully capitalise on the freight market upswing,” Tonkovidov said. January-June earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose 54.7 percent to $578.6 million.center_img Furthermore, Sovcomflot also continued to steadily grow its industrial business portfolio, which provides a long-term fixed income stream not impacted by market fluctuations. The new-generation Atlanticmax LNG carrier with a 174,000 cubic meter capacity started its charter with French energy giant Total. In the first half of the year, the energy shipping market dynamics were “highly volatile” due to the usual seasonal factor but also sharp price fluctuations in the oil market, caused by changes in the OPEC+ terms. Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot logged a 149 percent rise in first-half net profit on the back of a strong term contracts portfolio. Sovcomflot reported a net profit of $226.4 million in the January-June period, compared to $91 million a year ago. Sovcomflot has two further vessels in this series under construction, chartered to LNG giant Shell, with deliveries scheduled in 2020. LNG fleet growinglast_img read more

4 sachets of ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgAside from suspected shabu, a P500marked money was also recovered from him, the report added. The 24-year-old “high-value” suspectMark Anthony Dandal yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police reportshowed. Police officers staged an entrapmentoperation which led to the arrest of Dandal around 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 25.  BACOLOD City – Four sachets ofsuspected shabu valued around P8,000 were seized in a sting operation inBarangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. The suspect as detained in the lockupfacility of the Cadiz City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

Former Ripley County Chief Deputy Retires

first_imgThe former chief deputy of the Ripley County Sheriffs Office has retired, Sheriff Tom Grills confirmed Friday.David Pippin was charged with six counts of acquiring a controlled substance by deceit last month, after prosecutors alleged the former chief deputy filled prescriptions for Hydrocodone pills from five separate doctors in a two year period.He was first placed on administrative leave, but retired on Jan. 3. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 15.last_img

Watch UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on DStv this weekend

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results SuperSport viewers on DStv can enjoy the return of the UEFA Champions League as the Round of 16 ties are completed with four matches on Friday and Saturday.The Champions League was suspended in March, with only four of the eight Round of 16 ties having been completed: Paris Saint-Germain defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate; Atalanta overwhelmed Valencia 8-4; Atletico Madrid ended Liverpool’s reign as European champions with a 4-2 triumph; and RB Leipzig outclassed Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 overall. The Round of 16 resumes on August 7 with Manchester City at home to Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium and Olympique Lyon visiting Juventus in Turin’s Allianz Stadium.The match will kick off at 8pm live on SuperSport 3, DStv channel 223.City hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and are being tipped to advance – though Real are a different beast compared to back in February when the Citizens won in Madrid, with Zinedine Zidane’s side having claimed a first La Liga title since 2017.Juventus, fresh from claiming their ninth successive Serie A title, will have to dig deep to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Olympique Lyon – though the French side will likely be undercooked, having not played a competitive game since March after the 2019-20 Ligue 1 side was scrapped entirely when the worldwide pandemic struck.The match will air live at 8pm on DStv SuperSport 5 channel 225 and SuperSport 11. August 8 sees Bayern Munich, who are chasing a treble after winning the Bundesliga and German DFB Pokal Cup, look to wrap up progression when they host Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Bavaria.The match will air Live at 8pm on SuperSport 5 channel 225 and on SuperSport 11 channel 231.Bayern are not assuming that they will advance to the final stages in Lisbon despite holding a comfortable 3-0 lead.“The game against Chelsea is our next assignment. The focus is now on that because we still must get past them. Now, we are not thinking about any other games at the tournament in Lisbon,” said Bayern manager Hansi Flick.Saturday at 8pm also sees Barcelona and Napoli locking horns at the Camp Nou. The match will air Live on SuperSport 3 channel 223.The teams drew 1-1 in the first leg in Naples and the Champions League offers both a chance for redemption after disappointing domestic campaigns: Barca failed to defend their La Liga title in Spain, while Napoli were way off the pace of the top four in Italy’s Serie A.“The team has not been playing as well as it should and we all need to take a break, clear our heads, transform ourselves and return to being the team we can be,” said Barcelona manager Quique Setien, who will likely face the sack if the Catalan giants don’t win the tournament.Tags: AtalantaBarcelonaBorussia DortmundManchester CityOlympique LyonParis Saint-GermainUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Toffees in top-four mix: Jags

first_img Press Association The England defender feels his club side are good enough to finish in the top four of the Barclays Premier League, but knows a tough challenge lies ahead. Everton maintained their top four aspirations with a comfortable 2-0 win over out-of-form Norwich at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Toffees have impressed throughout the season and, just over halfway through the campaign, they look to be in a battle with Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United for fourth spot. Jagielka said: “I think it is realistic and it is an aim, but it is going to be a very tough season with the amount of teams that are in there challenging. “It’s the same as before the game. We are in with a chance. “Obviously quite a few of the teams around us have won again. That seems to be the way the league is going at the moment, but it is up to us to keep ourselves in the mix for as long as possible. “With wins like this, and decent performances, we are still in the mix.” Everton dominated the first hour of their contest against the Canaries and were rewarded with superb strikes from Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas. Barry opened the scoring with a swerving long-range strike after 23 minutes before Mirallas made the scoreline more realistic with a fine free-kick after 59. Norwich did stir into life in the latter stages, but Robert Snodgrass’ header against a post was the closest they came as their slump continued. Phil Jagielka believes Everton are firmly in the reckoning for a Champions League place. Jagielka said: “It was a tough game, especially the last part of the second half. “We had to hang in there and work that bit harder for a clean sheet. “But two fantastic goals for us and it is nice to walk away with three points.” Victory wrapped up a good day for the Toffees, who completed the signing of former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow before the game. With Sylvain Distin, Gerard Deulofeu and Ross Barkley all absent, it also provided further evidence of the club’s strength in depth this season. Midfielder Barkley has a suspected broken toe and is due to undergo further assessment before the squad fly to Tenerife for a warm-weather training camp this week. Jagielka said: “It says a lot if you think about the players who haven’t been available. “We still had a pretty decent bench as well. The squad is decent in numbers and hopefully we will get a few of those boys back as quickly as possible. “It is going to be an interesting end to the season. “There are obviously many teams that can go on fantastic runs, but if we can keep putting performances in we are not going to be far off.” It is starting to look tight at the bottom of the table and Norwich ended the weekend just two points above the relegation zone after a sixth league game without a win. Attention now switches to next week’s home clash against Hull with midfielder Bradley Johnson admitting Tuesday’s FA Cup third-round replay against Fulham is a distraction. Johnson said: “We are not looking at the bottom three. We are just concentrating on what we do. “I know it is a cliche, but we have got another game on Saturday. “We have got to do it now. Saturday is a massive game for us at home. “Our main focus is staying in this league. We have got a cup game but for myself and everyone, we are concentrating on beating Hull. “Obviously it would be nice to get a run in the cup, but we could do without the replay and our main priority is staying in this league.” Johnson insists belief in the dressing room has not wavered, but they must start converting that into performances. He said: “We go into every game hoping we can win and we are confident. “We have had a chat about this game and people have said their bit. “Now we have got to stop talking off the pitch and do it on the pitch.” last_img read more

Ronald Koeman blasts Southampton’s ‘impossible’ Christmas schedule

first_img Koeman believes he must rotate his squad for the quick-fire festive contests or risk exposing his players to potential injuries. “Yes, yes: you can’t play with the same 11, it’s impossible,” said Koeman, when asked if the tight turnaround could increase the injury risk. “I was watching back to last year and we made four changes between Boxing Day against Crystal Palace and the Chelsea game. “I remember some of the players were gone after 50, 60 minutes. “I will make more changes to the team this time.” Ronald Koeman has blasted Southampton’s Christmas schedule, insisting it is “impossible” to field the same starting line-up with two Premier League matches inside 48 hours. Saints host Arsenal in Boxing Day’s late kick-off, before making the trip to West Ham on Monday, less than two full days later. St Mary’s boss Koeman recalls making four changes between last term’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day and a 1-1 home draw with Chelsea just two days on. This year the former Netherlands defender insists he will be forced into an even greater re-jig of his resources between facing Arsenal and West Ham. “Yes, it’s too much,” said Koeman, when asked if Saints’ schedule puts unfair demands on his squad. “It’s too much and we have to travel (to West Ham). The rest between the two matches should be at least 48 hours. “In our case it’s not 48 hours because we play at 7.45pm on Boxing Day and then on Monday at 5.30pm. “We have 45 hours…no, a little bit less, as we have to travel. “Of course it’s London and it’s close, but still we have to travel. “Impossible. But okay, we accept it and we play.” Southampton head into the Boxing Day battle with Arsenal desperate to arrest a six-game slump without victory. Press Associationlast_img read more

PL aims to have matches played on ‘usual’ grounds

first_img(REUTERS) – The Premier League (PL), which will resume on June 17, says its aim is for the remaining games to be played on the usual home-and-away basis but that they have a contingency plan for neutral venues.The initial suggestion from the UK government had been for the closed-door matches to be played at neutral venues but some clubs have expressed opposition to that idea – views that have been put to the government by the league.Some media reports have suggested that select games which may have a risk of fans gathering outside grounds, such as the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool, would still be held at a neutral venue even if most matches are held on a home/away basis.“The Premier League’s ambition is to complete all of our remaining fixtures this season home and away, where possible,” the league said in a statement yesterday.“We are working with our clubs to ensure risks are assessed and minimised, while co-operating with the police at a local and national level.“Discussions with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and UK Football Policing Unit have been positive and are continuing. We are prepared for all outcomes and have a neutral venue contingency,” the statement concluded.PL Chief Executive Richard Masters told Sky Sports News: “We’ll have a clearer picture in the next seven to 10 days but we hope the amount of games (at neutral grounds) will be low.”“… (the police) have legitimate concerns but we think we can mitigate some of the issues they’re trying to deal with.“Ultimately, we want the season to be played out on the pitch and we’re discussing a number of options to make it as fair as possible.”The PL was suspended on March 13 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic but teams returned to small group training last week and on Wednesday voted unanimously to return to contact training, including tackling.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Wednesday, June 05, 2013:•6:02 a.m. Travis H. Reves, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed traffic signal.•4:15 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Berry R. Dean, 46, Blossom, Tx and Megan M. Nugen, 27, Wellington.•5:16 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic violence battery of a known suspect in the 300 block S. Elm, Wellington.•6:24 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by an unknown suspect(s) in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:03 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by an unknown suspect in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•10:58 p.m. John Camp, 37, Wellington, was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington Warrant for littering.last_img read more