Pat McCarthy and his daughters (left to right) Ainsley, 17, Ava, 13, and Lauren, 20, at their family’s dream home in Benowa Waters. Picture: Glenn HampsonCreating a dream home to accommodate a busy family of seven is no easy feat, but the McCarthys managed just that. Their Benowa Waters mansion has a long list of luxury inclusions, such as a 2500-bottle wine cellar and adjoining waterfront tasting room for the adults. And for the kids, the pool and tennis court were a hit. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoA tennis court is just one of the luxury inclusions. The family are selling 64-66 Charolais Cres, Benowa Waters, to downsize. Owners Pat and Penelope McCarthy built the lavish property at 64-66 Charolais Cres 14 years ago. “It was our dream home,” Mr McCarthy said. “We had five children ranging from five to 21 at the time and lived in Benowa Waters but were looking for a much bigger home to suit a growing family.“At the house, everyone has their own space to go and chill out, watch TV, play games, play outside, but there are also lots of communal family areas for us all to be together.” MORE NEWS: The secret to building a Gold Coast dream home MORE NEWS: Enchanting Tamborine Mountain cottage ready for next chapter The expressions of interest campaign ends on March 18. Mr McCarthy said tennis lessons had been a Saturday morning ritual, with a coach hosting lessons for the whole neighbourhood on their family’s court. “We also started the Halloween craze in Benowa Waters,” he said. With only two kids left at home, they decided it was now time for the family to downsize and are on the hunt for their next dream home. The expat Americans designed the luxury coastal house to have a Hamptons feel. “We are both from the Hamptons and brought a lot of that feel with us. We wanted the look and feel of the places we grew up,” he said. “It has a beautiful coastal feel and is a modern house for a large family that enjoys the waterfront lifestyle.” The tasting room and wine cellar — wine not? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Plenty of spots to entertain. The six-bedroom house sits on a 2015sq m lot and offers 60m of waterfrontage, with a pontoon that can hold a 20m vessel. There is a private sandy beach, a boat shed and numerous indoor and outdoor living and entertaining zones. Ray White Broadbeach duo Sam Guo and Julia Kuo are marketing the property, with the expressions of interest campaign closing on March 18. Pick up a copy of the Gold Coast Bulletin today to see the Coast’s top 50 dream homes.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments Tommy Palasek’s confidence in Syracuse’s attack never waned.After the Orange yielded two early goals on man-down situations to start the game, Palasek knew it would take one simple spark to overcome the adversity early in the first quarter.‘You just have to have a short memory with it,’ Palasek said. ‘They score two goals on you and get out on you quickly. There’s nothing you can do about it. You have to move on, and I think you just have to go back out there and remember the confidence we have in our offense and work on executing our plays and our sets.’And with a calm determination, No. 7 Syracuse (1-0) found its scoring rhythm and never looked back. The Orange scored 10 unanswered goals, including six in the second quarter, to breeze past Albany (0-1) 12-7 in front of 5,805 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. As the Orange defense stymied Albany, holding them scoreless for more than 40 minutes, Syracuse’s offense picked up the rest and overwhelmed the Great Danes.Albany outplayed the Orange early on, winning four of the first five faceoffs and outshooting SU by four in the opening quarter. And less than seven minutes into the game, the Great Danes put pressure on SU to fire back.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter SU defender David Hamlin sent Albany attack Joe Resetarits on his back near the SU goal, both he and fellow defender Matt Harris were called for illegal body checks in the scrum. The Great Danes took advantage of their man-up situation and scored two goals within eight seconds.‘We’ve tried to be competitive because we haven’t had the success in the faceoff that we’ve wanted,’ head coach John Desko said, ‘so some of that comes from working a little extra hard to try and get the ball, and Albany could have had more of a lead I think in the first quarter because of the penalties.’But SU stuck to its game plan, and after three early penalties, the Orange finally found some chances at the net.Hakeem Lecky scored Syracuse’s first goal on a contested shot from the right side of the field to pull SU within one.And with a little more than three minutes remaining in the first quarter, Palasek found the spark he was looking for.As he held the ball behind the cage, midfielder JoJo Marasco raced off the sidelines in the middle of a line change. He filled the empty space right in front of the goal, and Palasek connected with Marasco, who put the ball in the net in one swooping motion to tie the game at 2-2.‘We work on getting open on those chances when we get opportunities, and I saw a chance there,’ Marasco said. ‘Tommy was smart enough to hold the ball and not rush it and give me some more time to get clearance on my man, and he was able to put the ball on my stick, and he made it pretty easy for me to shoot it.’And once the Orange was at full strength, Albany had trouble finding answers for SU’s offense. Five different midfielders scored goals in the first half, and SU went into halftime with an 8-2 lead. Marasco scored all three of his goals in the first half, Ryan Barber added two scores and Lecky, Luke Cometti and Scott Loy each scored one.‘We were dodging from up top, and they must have had a game plan going in, probably not knowing a lot of our middies,’ Desko said. ‘They weren’t quick to go to them. I’m guessing they wanted to see if we could dodge to score, and fortunately, the guys did in the first half.’ By the time SU stormed back to take control of the game, the Great Danes couldn’t recover. When Albany finally cracked the defense early in the fourth quarter for its first goal since the opening minutes, the Orange had already secured a 10-2 lead.With a balanced attack highlighted by eight different goal scorers, Syracuse put the Great Danes away.‘That’s huge because they’re going to have to start sliding earlier,’ Marasco said. ‘And as long as we dodge really hard and start throwing it behind and working other plays, it let’s the offense relax and settle down, and then we can trust in each other and start opening up plays for one another.’[email protected]
GATINEAU, Que. – Owners of Quebec-based ticket reseller 514-BILLETS have agreed to offer $10 rebate coupons to 7,500 clients in the first application of Canada’s anti-spam law involving unsolicited messages sent to mobile phones.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission alleged that 514-BILLETS violated the law by sending text messages without the consent of recipients.It also alleged the ticket reseller didn’t identify the person who sent the messages or provide information so that recipients could contact the sender.The 514-BILLETS service primarily resells tickets for sporting and cultural events.It is owned by two numbered companies — 9118-9076 QUEBEC INC. and 9310-6359 QUEBEC INC. — which have agreed to pay $75,000 in rebates and $25,000 to the federal government to settle the case.The CRTC says the companies will also appoint an officer responsible for making sure the organization complies with Canada’s anti-spam law, which lays out the conditions for sending electronic communications.“Today’s announcement demonstrates our comprehensive approach to reduce unsolicited communications sent to Canadians, whether via email or text message,” said Steven Harroun, CRTC chief compliance and enforcement officer.
Johnson Controls International PLC is selling its power solutions division to Brookfield Business Partners LP for $13.2 billion.The power solutions business, which makes and distributes advanced battery technologies for various vehicles, posted $8 billion in revenue in fiscal 2018.Johnson Controls CEO George Oliver said Tuesday the sale will let the company streamline its business, provide increased financial flexibility to strengthen its balance sheet, return capital to shareholders and create options in its buildings unit.Cork, Ireland-based Johnson Controls anticipates using $3 billion to $3.5 billion of the $11.4 billion in proceeds from the sale to pay down debt.The deal is targeted to close by June 30, 2019.The Associated Press
Srinagar: Militants killed a woman Special Police Officer (SPO) on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. The terrorists shot dead Khushboo Jan from close range while she was on her home village, Vehil. “She suffered critical bullet injuries around 2.40 p.m. and was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed,” the police added. A cordon and search operation was underway to trace the assailants. SPOs are engaged by the state police on fixed monthly remuneration to fight militancy in the state. They are neither imparted training to handle firearms nor are weapons issued to them. The SPOs represent the lowest rung of police officials below the state constabulary that is adequately trained to handle weapons and are also issued service weapons.
NEW DELHI: India will launch $5 billion of transmission-line tenders in phases, beginning in June, to route a targeted 175 gigawatts (GW) of power from renewable sources into the country’s grid by 2022, the secretary at the ministry of renewable energy said. India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has pledged to cut emissions and have clean energy account for at least 40 percent of its installed capacity by 2030, up from 21.4 percent now, while looking to manage its energy appetite as its population becomes more prosperous. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe renewable energy targets would require investment in feeder lines and infrastructure upgrades. India has awarded tenders for 12 GW of transmission lines since December, while bids for a further 16 GW will be launched by the end of June. Another 38 GW will be bid out before March 2020, he said. Building transmission lines for 66 GW worth projects would need an estimated investment of 430 billion rupees, the secretary for renewables, Anand Kumar, said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIndia, which receives twice as much sunshine as European countries, wants to make solar central to its renewable expansion as part of the fight against climate change. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has set a goal to raise solar power generation to 100 GW and wind to 60 GW by 2022. The other 15 GW would come from biomass and hydropower. Research analysts have been sceptical about India meeting its ambitious targets. Consultancy firm WoodMac and research firm CRISIL have said India would not meet its renewable energy target due to policy issues, including cancellations of auctions of tenders, rights to land use and tariffs. India has cancelled tenders for renewable energy projects with a capacity of at least 5 GW, saying the bid prices were too high. Solar and wind energy developers have also complained about the difficulty of leasing land and duties on solar equipment imports. But Kumar says the government must be careful not to buy power at any cost. “The mandate of the government is that we should buy power at a competitive price which is affordable,” he said. The government is determined to overcome roadblocks, and is in talks with states to ensure easy land availability. It has asked distribution companies to borrow from the government-run Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency to ensure timely payments to power producers. Modi’s government changed rules for the awarding of renewable energy projects in 2017, leading to higher competition, lower prices and greater acceptance of renewable energy.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday allowed the Centre to circulate a letter among parties concerned for adjournment in Tuesday’s scheduled hearing on pleas seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict of December 14 last year.The Centre, in its letter, said it needs time to file reply on merits on the review petitions. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna allowed senior advocate R Balasubramanian, appearing for the Centre, to circulate the letter among the parties which include Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singhpetitioners who have filed review pleas. The bench, however, did not say anything on the issue of adjournment of scheduled hearing on Tuesday. The review petitions filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan is listed for hearing before a bench headed by the Chief Justice on Tuesday in the post lunch session. Two other review petitions — filed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh and advocate Vineet Dhanda — are also listed for hearing on Tuesday. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe Centre has said in the letter that the government has raised certain preliminary objections on maintainability of certain documents relied upon in the review petitions and the court had decided the issue on April 10. It said that since the government has not filed any reply on merit of the review pleas, it would need some time to file a detailed reply to the petitions seeking review of December 14, 2018 verdict in Rafale fighter jet deal case. In a setback to the Centre, the apex court on April 10 allowed the pleas which relied on leaked documents for seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government’s preliminary objections claiming “privilege” over them. The Centre had submitted that three privileged documents were unauthorisedly removed from the Defence Ministry and used by the petitioners to support their review petitions against the December 14, 2018 judgement of the apex court which had dismissed all pleas challenging the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. The top court had rejected the objections raised by the Centre that those documents were not admissible as evidence under Section 123 of the Indian Evidence Act, and no one can produce them in court without the permission of the department concerned as they are also protected under the Official Secrets Act. It had noted that all the three documents were in “public domain” and published by prominent daily The Hindu were “in consonance with the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech”. It had said the documents used in the pleas were published in The Hindu’ in February and one of the papers was also published by The Wire’. The apex court had also noted that no law enacted by Parliament specifically barring or prohibiting the publication of such documents on any of the grounds mentioned in Article 19(2) of the Constitution has been brought to its notice. The Rafale fighter is a twin-engine Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft manufactured by French aerospace company Dassault Aviation. A deal to procure the jets was signed between India and France in 2015. The delivery is expected to begin in September this year. In the December 14 verdict, the apex court said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France and dismissed all the petitions seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Rs 58,000 crore deal. The top court had said there was no substantial evidence of commercial favouritism to any private entity.
Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the “unprecedented” US pressure on Tehran and urged unity among the country’s political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s. Rouhani’s comments on Saturday came amid rising tensions with Washington which last week deployed warships and warplanes to the Gulf. He said the renewed US sanctions had led to worse economic conditions than during the country’s 1980-88 war with neighbouring Iraq. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”Today, it cannot be said whether conditions are better or worse than the (1980-88) war period, but during the war we did not have a problem with our banks, oil sales or imports and exports and there were only sanctions on arms purchases,” Rouhani said, according to the state news agency IRNA. The President called for political unity to face down sanctions. “The pressures by enemies is a war unprecedented in the history of our revolution… but I do not despair and have great hope for the future and believe that we can move past these difficult conditions provided that we are united.” The US-Iran escalation has put into question the future of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal that Tehran signed with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany. US President Donald Trump unilaterally abandoned the nuclear agreement in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions. Iran has indicated it may resume nuclear activities if the other partners go along with American sanctions.
Former Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce fears that his old side will be relegated unless Rafael Benitez and Mike Ashley resolve their disputeThe Magpies are winless and joint bottom of the Premier League table with just two points from eight games.Manager Benitez has grown increasingly frustrated with Newcastle owner Ashley’s lack of support in the transfer market.But Allardyce, who was fired by Ashley in January 2008, believes that Benitez must succeed regardless of the resources at Newcastle.“If you’re going to be successful, harmony at the top’s very important – communication and pulling in the right direction,” said Allardyce told PA Sport, via ITV.“Whether that’s happening with Rafa and Mike, I’m not privy to that information, but certainly, from my point of view as a manager, the relationship between the owners and you as a manager is critical.“(A club) can succeed but you have to put your differences to one side, both the owner and you, as the manager, and work together to get on with the job.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Whether you like each other or not doesn’t particularly matter; as long as you do the business and the best for the football club.“I was there for seven months and never really had a relationship with Mike – he wasn’t the type. He wanted other people to run the club and he wanted to come along and enjoy the ride. I don’t know whether that’s changed or not.“Because (in the transfer market Benitez is) limited, as we all find ourselves with whatever club we’re at, we try and use our tactics and the players we’ve got to the best of our ability.“The Newcastle fans give (Ashley) a lot of stick, but he is the owner of the football club and he has put his money in.“Whether that’s enough or not he decides how much money he wants to give the club and it’s up to you as the manager to try and spend that as wisely as you can.“Only time will tell if Rafa has. He certainly did last year; he finished very, very strongly. This year’s a difficult start but maybe again they’ll come through. New players again – we all have to settle players in very quickly, and that’s very demanding as a manager.”Newcastle will next face Brighton in the Premier League on October 20.