Gold Coast Deputy Mayor Donna Gates’ Pimpama property listed with “development potential”

first_imgDeputy Gold Coast Mayor Donna Gates. Photo: Jerad Williams Deputy Mayor Donna Gates has her Pimpama investment property on the market.GOLD Coast Deputy Mayor Donna Gates is selling her Pimpama investment property through her real estate agent son.Marketed as “development potential” there is scope for the buyer to build a five-storey unit block with the 818sq m property zoned special residential.Cr Gates said while the property was “a little way off” its development potential, Pimpama had experienced some of the strongest growth on the Coast in recent years.“Pimpama was always intended to be council’s biggest district centre,” she said.“The property is ideally located just off the M1 and will be close to the new district centre which starts construction next year. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago40 Pimpama-Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama.Cr Gates said choosing her son Matt Gates, who works for Ray White Prestige Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise, to market the property was a no-brainer.The four-bedroom Queenslander house offers dual accommodation options with three bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, and living spaces upstairs and a separate self-contained apartment downstairs.“We lived there for four years and loved it,” Cr Gates said.“At the time it was overlooking cows and the grazing land. It’s actually a lovely old family home. If the property sells it will enable me to purchase a single-storey house on the northern Gold Coast.” The property is going to auction on April 13.center_img 40 Pimpama-Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama.last_img read more

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Antonio wins Player of the Month award

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away EPL: West Ham, Newcastle in cagey duel West Ham striker, Michail Antonio, has been crowned the Premier League’s first ever Player of the Month for July.The 30-year-old played a crucial role in West Ham’s survival, firing eight goals in just seven games to steer David Moyes’ men away from the relegation zone. He topped a seven-man July shortlist featuring Olivier Giroud, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial, Nick Pope, Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling to win the award.“I’m buzzing,” Antonio said. “Obviously as a professional footballer you go out there and try your hardest and your best, so to get some recognition for it is amazing.“Since I started my professional career this is definitely the best I’ve played and hopefully I can carry it on to next season.”Votes to decide the winner came from both the fans on the EA SPORTS website and the 20 Premier League club captains.Antonio’s most notable performance was when he scored his first ever hat-trick by netting four goals against Norwich to relieve West Ham’s bottom of the table trouble. He also became the first West Ham player to score four goals in a single Premier League away match.Tags: David MoyesMichail AntonioWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

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McCleary: Leave SU fandom out of the Interstate 690 tragedy

first_imgA question addressed to the Onondaga County DA began: “It’s no secret you’re one of the biggest SU fans out there …” I was shocked: I wondered what kind of narrative they were pursuing. Is it: Will this accident affect the way you paint your face Orange on Saturday, DA? Is it: Will you forgive Boeheim and root for the Orange, DA? Is it: Will you forget about the incident and focus on the game, DA?On the phone a day later, Brian Hernandez, Jimenez’s son, didn’t want to feed into the same story he’d seen written over and over again. He knows about the crash. He was told all the details. He wanted someone to ask about his Dad. It’s OK to show support for both of these people. John Violanti, a faculty expert on police stress at the University at Buffalo, said Boeheim, based on a National Comorbidity study, runs just about an eight-to-12 percent risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder — commonly known as PTSD. But it can be triggered by the simplest of reminders. Traumatic stress for Boeheim could appear anytime from immediately after the crash to five months later, Violanti said. This also extends to the three others in the car with Jimenez at the time of the crash, who seemingly provided similar help.Scott Sabella, an assistant professor in UB’s department of counseling, school and educational psychology, with a background in family coping, said there’s no greater aid than a close support group, one that the Boeheim’s should feel and the family of Jimenez should see with the help of a now-closed GoFundMe campaign that raised nearly $13,000. For Boeheim’s recovery, it requires that he veer off cognitive dissonance or inconsistent thoughts about his own self-image, Sabella said. All the reports and members of the community told him he did everything he could. His next step to healing is to believe they’re true.“Based upon what we know today,” SPD Chief Kenton Buckner said on Thursday, “we have a tragic accident that resulted in a gentleman’s death that happened to involve a high-profile individual.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerBut that tragic accident caused loss, the worst pain that a family can feel, Sabella said. For the family of Jimenez, acceptance won’t do them any good. They know they did nothing wrong. Now they are simply left with a void. On the way to the Carrier Dome on Saturday, I was in another Uber, gripped in another conversation about Syracuse. “I hope (the fans are) respectful to Boeheim,” my driver said. “I hope they don’t cheer. He’s not that type of person. He doesn’t want that.” Finally, someone looked beyond basketball. That’s not what this was about, not ever. After the game, Boeheim was asked how he felt. But he — as he should have — said it didn’t matter.The moment of silence for Jimenez, before the game, came at the tail-end of thundering cheers as Syracuse introduced Boeheim out of the tunnel. Boeheim offered just his arm and a slight grin at the crowd that had been there to support him, and always has. It became clear what would be the lasting memory of that game, a hero’s welcome for Boeheim, a crowd behind their coach grieving.“This is never going away,” Boeheim said. “Tuesday it’s not gonna be any better. It’s not gonna be any better next week. It’s not gonna be any better next month. It’s not gonna be any better next year. But it doesn’t matter how I feel. It matters how the family feels.”For Boeheim, each trip by the home crowd will bring the reminders: of the community support, of the people who love and trust he did no wrong. But for the family of Jimenez, the gripping pain with extend to its barbeques, baseball games and fishing trips, attempting to fill a gaping hole. Don’t forget about their side of this tragedy.Michael McCleary is the sports editor for The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at mmcclear@syr.edu or @MikeJMcCleary.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Scott Sabella’s title was misstated. The Daily Orange regrets this error.  Comments Published on February 27, 2019 at 12:28 am Facebook Twitter Google+center_img UPDATED: February 27, 2019 at 7:56 p.m.Friday, I was riding an Uber back to my apartment after having dinner with my family. My driver and I started to discuss Syracuse. Syracuse basketball, that is. But in this city, if you mention something about a game between the Orange and the Duke Blue Devils, no one asks you to clarify what sport you’re talking about.In this unfortunate case, our conversation was obliged to shift. Two days earlier, late at night on Wednesday, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man, Jorge Jimenez, on Interstate 690. It’s an event Boeheim has said will stay with him forever. It won’t get easier, he said, no matter how much time passes.My driver started to complain. He mentioned he heard Jimenez’s family spoke out that day about Boeheim’s decision to coach. Well, what was he supposed to do? The driver asked, as if he knew the answer before doubling back.“Well, I guess if I killed someone, I wouldn’t go to work a few days,” he concluded.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim described the pain as “unimaginable.” Of course it is. Someone lost their father, their friend, their neighbor, and another is left with the fact that he might have ripped all of that away. From the moment after impact Wednesday, Boeheim seemed to do all the right things, according to the Syracuse Police Department. After the Duke game, he made the proper remarks. People let him know that, as they always will. But as the story developed, it revealed harsh realities about what happens when one side of an accident contains “the most beloved person in central New York,” as Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick referred to Boeheim. Perpetrated by some shoddy reporting and sometimes uneven fan culture, the online coverage of this incident from both the media and the viewing public almost squashed the victim’s side of the narrative. We should not blame Boeheim: This was an unfortunate tragedy, and he should be commended for everything he’s done in response. We should understand he and his family’s pain. But we must not forget that someone lost their life, someone lost their friend, someone lost their Dad. When assessing the I-690 tragedy, out of respect for the Boeheim and Jimenez families, leave Syracuse basketball fandom out of it.As the news broke Thursday, “Boeheim” made its way into every headline, including those of The Daily Orange’s. It always will. That is not an exploitation of his status as much as it is an acknowledgment of his figure. But at the SPD press conference on Thursday, the 43-year Hall of Fame basketball coach’s eminence seemed to overshadow the details of the crash. Question after question came, which echoed the bevy of tweets that came out in support of Boeheim, and some, even, attaching a fake allegiance to an unnamed victim.last_img read more

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Today’s MLB Picks: Betting odds, Vegas totals, expert gambling advice for Wednesday, April 17

first_imgBetQL Pick: Washington Nationals ML (-135)Check out BetQL Mobile App’s  Trending Picks and Public Betting tools  before making all your bets, and follow me on Twitter ( @DFSBenj ) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy and sports betting content. Before we get into the picks, we have to remind you the best place to start researching for a winning ticket is the BetQL Mobile App. Our Trending Picks and Public Betting tools offer a big edge when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll. For more gambling and MLB DFS advice, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj).MORE: Wednesday’s SP rankings | DFS Lineup BuilderMLB Picks: Odds, betting trends for Wednesday, April 17*All screenshots are from the BetQL Trending Value Bets Page** All lines are subject to change. The best way to stay up to date on the current lines is to become a BetQL subscriber.Boston Red Sox at New York YankeesStarting Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. J.A. Happ​Money Line: BOS -105, NYY -120Run Line: BOS +1.5 (-190), NYY -1.5 (+160)Total: O/U 9What in the world is wrong with the Red Sox? After losing last night to Yankees, they dropped to 3-9 on the road and 6-12 overall. A loss tonight, which would be a clean two-game series sweep to the Yankees, might cause full-blown panic in Boston, and the BetQL models don’t think that the defending champions are going to be able to avoid that fate. The Yankees check in as -120 home favorites with J.A. Happ on the mound, and that line is likely to continue to swing toward New York with over 55 percent of total tickets coming in on the Yankees as of 12 p.m. ET. I personally don’t have much faith in the Red Sox turning things around tonight and will wait until they head back to Boston for a four-game series with the Tigers on April 22 to look to back them in any form.​BetQL Pick: New York Yankees ML (-120)Cleveland Indians at Seattle MarinersStarting Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Erik SwansonMoney Line: CLE -135, SEA +115Run Line: CLE -1.5 (+125), SEA +1.5 (-145)Total: O/U 8The Mariners opened the season with their best start in franchise history, but that must seems like ages ago after dropping their past five games. Meanwhile, the Indians have gotten off to their own slow start but will welcome back Francisco Lindor within the next week, so they should start to turn it around after their mediocre 10-7 start. Tonight, the BetQL models see value on backing the Mariners to get back on the winning track as +115 underdogs. The pitching matchup is clearly an advantage toward the Indians, who will have Carlos Carrasco on the mound, but he has really struggled on the road thus far this season with a 21.60 ERA and .639 wOBA allowed in five innings.BetQL Pick: Seattle Mariners ML (+115)San Francisco Giants at Washington NationalsStarting Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Jeremy HellicksonMoney Line: SF +115, WAS -135Run Line: SF +1.5 (-170), WAS -1.5 (+145)Total: O/U 8.5The final game that we are going to target tonight is the Giants at the Nationals. The pitching matchup in this game is fairly even between Jeff Samardzija and Jeremy Hellickson, but you have to give a huge offensive edge to the Nationals despite the Giants scoring seven runs last night, which also happened to be tied for their most runs scored in a game this season. The BetQL models have handicapped value on the Nationals in this game up to -160, and I wouldn’t try to talk off anyone who is interested in taking the Nationals on the run line at +145. Last night was hit and miss with our betting picks. While the Yankees scored a comfortable win over Chris Sale and the Red Sox, both the Mets and the A’s were blown out as underdogs to the Phillies and the Astros, respectively. With that being said, a 1-2 night with two underdog losers isn’t the end of the world — especially toward the beginning of a long MLB season — and we will look to get back to our winning ways tonight with two favorites and a small home underdog that provides some value on their current line.Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNlast_img read more

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DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN’S FAMILY AT WAR OVER HIS WILL

first_imgThe family of one of Donegal’s best-known businessmen is at war in New Zealand over his huge €300 million business empire.Hugh Green at his business headquarters before his death.Hugh Green was just 19 and penniless when he left Letterkenny in 1951 but built a huge property and construction business before he died in July, 2012 aged 80.But now his family is at war over the cash he left behind. His son John, 58, and daughter Frances, 52, are now at loggerheads with their sister Maryanne, 55, who claims her dad was not of sound mind when he made the will.Shortly before his death, changes were made to the governance of the trusts and companies, with John and Frances appointed as directors and trustees of the various bodies while, Maryanne, ended her trustee and director roles.John and Frances were appointed executors of a new will for Green that was signed in April 2012, three months before he died.Maryanne is challenging the validity of the new will claiming her late father had diminished capacity because of his health problems. In the Auckland High Court, she claimed before his death he could barely button his shirt, dozed off and on one occasion in a restaurant, went over to greet a couple he did not know at all.In a courtroom battle, she alleges that her dad was improperly influenced by John and Auckland barrister Michael Fisher, who has been appointed to various directorial and trustee roles in the Green business empire.The courtroom stand-off will undoubtedly have angered the multi-millionaire modern-day Robin Hood who gave much of his money away to charitable including many in Ireland.He had always kept his business affairs private and insisted that the family should stick together.In 2011 the Letterkenny-born philanthropist gave a donation of €200,000 to Letterkenny General Hospital to have a training academy built there. The following year in January, 2012 he was named joint Donegal Person of the Year.Green was honoured for his contribution to New Zealand society with a Papal Knighthood and also received an honorary degree from University College Galway.In latter years Green would often return to Donegal to spend several weeks there in the summer months and showed no trappings of his huge wealth.He drove an old jeep and would often get his wife Moira to darn his socks and mend his clothes. Maryanne’s lawyer, Vanessa Bruton, said Maryanne had attempted to find a workable solution to the dispute despite her longstanding personal differences with John.“The trustees have not acted properly by refusing her many attempts to get around the table and sort matters out without recourse to the courts,” she said.Bruton said Maryanne had left her previous job to work for the family business in 1987, while John started working part-time for the business in 1989.She said that in 1993-94, concerns arose about John’s involvement in various activities, such as alleged falsified dockets, cheques signed without company authority and large numbers of missing cattle.“This was the subject of an investigation … which found that if John were a non-family employee he would have been fired,” Bruton told the hearing.John then resigned as a trustee of the Hugh Green Trust and moved to Australia, she said.Maryanne continued to work for the family business, becoming a trustee of the Hugh Green Trust, a founding trustee of the Hugh Green Charitable trust and director of the Hugh Green Group companies.John began working for the charitable trust in 2009 after returning to New Zealand, but “historical tensions” between him and Maryanne began to emerge by late 2010, Bruton said.Eldest son John denies sister Maryanne’s claims that her father’s mental health had failed.He claimed “She did not come to the traditional Christmas Eve at Dad and Mum’s in 2011. I also remember she would not answer the phone or return his calls when Dad tried to ring.”The last time Maryanne saw her dad alive was on July 11, 2012. She says in her affidavit she noticed her photograph in his bedroom was completely covered with an Irish flag.Two months after the funeral, she was formally removed as director of the remaining companies.Now Judge Helen Winkleman will hear closing arguments in the case next month before making her decision in the case.EndsDONEGAL BUSINESSMAN’S FAMILY AT WAR OVER HIS WILL was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)Tags:BusinessCOURT BATTLEdeaddonegalHugh GreenNew Zealandwilllast_img read more

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Peeping Techie

first_imgA Sacramento, Calif., woman says an Indian tech support representative in Mumbai stole private, erotic nude photos from her computer and posted them on a website after she called Dell technical support for help with her new computer.Tara Fitzgerald, 48, said she contacted Dell’s tech support line in December 2008 for help in locating nude photos of herself on her hard drive to send to her boyfriend. She claims she authorized Riyaz Shaikh, an employee of Sitel India, a Mumbai call center contracted by Dell to provide tech support to its customers, to assume remote control of her computer and says she watched him download her photos, which later appeared on a website “bitchtara.” Fitzgerald says Shaikh struck up an online friendship with her and then used her Dell credit card to purchase a Dell computer, which he shipped to a woman in Waynesboro, Tenn. In one email exchange, Shaikh wrote to Fizgerald “There are no words to express how I feel about you. I constantly search for the words, and they all seem less than I truly feel. You are my life, my heart, and my soul. You are my best friend. You are my one true love. I still remember the day we first met. I knew that you were the one I was meant to be with forever.”After Fitzgerald went public with her story on the ABC News 10 affiliate in Sacramento, Dell released a statement that it is investigating her claims and that Shaikh “no longer handles Dell calls.”Fitzgerald told News 10 that she is planning on suing Dell: “I’ve been violated. My life’s been violated,” adding “He still has my pictures. And that scares me.”   Related Itemslast_img read more

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