Olympic great Susie O’Neill’s Cabarita Beach sells for $3 million

first_img1 Cypress Cres, Cabarita Beach. Swimmer Susie O’Neill after winning 200m freestyle final of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Picture: Brett Costello.AUSTRALIAN swimming great Susie O’Neill’s Cabarita Beach house has sold for $3 million to a Singaporean-based expat.The Olympic gold medallist nicknamed Madame Butterfly bought the two-storey five-bedroom beachfront house with her husband Cliff Fairley in 2003 for $2.3 million.It had been used as a holiday rental in recent years fetching between $1700 and $3200 in rent per week. The view from the deck of 1 Cypress Cres, Cabarita Beach.The property at 1 Cypress Cres passed in at auction on the weekend but sold soon after through mother and son team Lorna and Brent Savage of LS Properties.“The buyer was the first person through the doors when we opened the house,” Ms Savage said.“He was interested in the location, the land and the views.“He’s an astute buyer and travels around the world and knows that particular strip of beachfront is unique.”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 agoShe said both the vendor and buyer were happy with the result.“Susie and Cliff seemed very happy when we spoke to them on the phone,” Ms Savage said.“They were happy that it had gone to someone who is going to keep it as their private family beach home.”center_img Soak up that beach lifestyle at 1 Cypress Cres, Cabarita Beach.Brisbane-based O’Neill said surfing trips and a dream of buying a property in northern NSW initially led her family pair to Cabarita Beach.“We preferred the quiet lifestyle and village feel that Cabarita provides,” the mother-of-two said.“When the kids were young we would spend a lot of long weekends there and most of our holidays. But swimming’s golden girl said, despite her status, it was an intentional move not to buy a holiday house with a pool.“We specifically didn’t want to maintain a pool and with the beach so close we would rarely have used a pool,” she said.The 607sq m property has a wide veranda overlooking the beach as well as a modern kitchen, two bathrooms and wooden floors.last_img read more

Woodmac: Total-Maersk deal is mostly about North Sea

first_imgFollowing yesterday’s big news of France’s Total taking over Denmark’s Maersk Oil in a $7.45 million transaction, Wood Mackenzie has offered its view on the deal.According to Dr Valentina Kretzschmar, a director in Wood Mackenzie’s corporate services unit, the proposed deal is mostly about Maersk Oil’s North Sea assets, where the company is developing the Culzean HPHT field in the UK, and has a share in the giant Johan Sverdrup oil development in Norway.Commenting on the proposed transaction Dr. Kretzschmar said:“For Total, the deal is first and foremost about consolidation in the North Sea. Cost synergies should add value, with the North Sea a key area of overlap. The deal will also reduce Total’s weighting towards areas of high above ground risk.”According to Woodmac, the transaction is the biggest North Sea-weighted deal since the Statoil / Norsk Hydro merger in 2006.Dr Kretzschmar added: “There are a number of strategic drivers at play here. The acquisition improves Total’s near-term growth outlook – it provides Total with an immediate 6% production increase and strengthen near-term growth.“It will further shift Total’s weighting towards OECD regions, a core strategic driver for the company as it looks to balance the portfolio away from areas of high above ground risk.”The acquisition also strengthens Total’s North Sea exposure, through Maersk’s core positions in the UK, Norway and Denmark. Total gains access to the prized Johan Sverdrup discovery (8.44%) and the UK’s largest gas development, Culzean (49.99%). Both are currently under development and are expected to come on stream towards 2020.While it says the North Sea is the main focus of the deal, Wood Mackenzie says Total will also strengthen it platform for growth in the Middle East and Africa.“Total is acquiring a deep specialist in unlocking complex reservoirs and boosting recovery factors through enhanced oil recovery techniques,” Dr Kretzschmar said. “Undoubtedly, there will be synergies across technology and mature reservoir expertise, in particular in Qatar and Iran.“Total took operatorship of the large Al Shaheen oil field in Qatar last month and will be looking to leverage Maersk’s intimate knowledge of the asset.”“In addition, Total will acquire legacy oil production in Algeria to help support its existing gas-led growth strategy in the country. It will also gain a foothold in the Kenyan upstream sector with exposure to longer-term oil opportunities.”last_img read more

LIAT announces new flight times and routes

first_img8:35 am DEPARTURE St. Lucia-Dominica ARRIVAL 5:30 am 11:05 am Share 10:05 am Tweet Dominica-Antigua Share ROUTING 9:15 am 8:15 am St. Vincent-St. Lucia The re-timing and re-routing of this flight has become necessary due to operational reasons. LIAT regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of these changes.center_img 6:45 am 6:25 am BusinessLifestyleTravel LIAT announces new flight times and routes by: – July 29, 2013 10:45 am 7:35 am 155 Views 2 comments Sharing is caring! 7:15 am St. Maarten-Tortola Antigua-St. Maarten 11:45 am Share ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, July 29, 2013 – LIAT wishes to advise its customers and the travelling public that effective August 1, 2013, flight LI 310 will be re-timed and re-routed.The new times and routes are as follows: Trinidad-St. Vincentlast_img read more

EPL club suggests finishing the campaign in China amid £762m bills

first_img One club’s chief executive told the Athletic: ‘The country that keeps getting proposed is China. It just doesn’t make any sense. It is a crazy idea and I think it will get firmly rejected. ‘If we were to pick up the Premier League and move it to another part of world right now we’d get absolutely slaughtered. ‘Somebody accused us the other day of being in a bubble. I feel a little bit like they are right at the moment – even though I am not, I can see why people think we are.’ Loading… China’s coronavirus cases have significantly dropped despite the disease originating there Another Premier League club director emphatically said: ‘It’s just a waste of energy. Let’s just say we all want to start the league and life. Unfortunately only God and the pandemic can make this decision. And it does not look likely.’ It was claimed earlier in the week that other executives had contemplated a World Cup style tournament in one country where clubs would stay in hotels and complete matches behind closed doors at neutral venues. However, this idea is viewed as impractical in reality. Many different proposals have been thrown up in recent times as to the best way to complete the season, which has been suspended until April 30 – but doesn’t seem like a realistic target. One of them was to play all of the remaining 92 matches behind closed doors with every game shown live on TV. The matches would also be played at two or three neutral venues, most likely in the Midlands, at different times. Meanwhile, a festival of football, fitting games into a hectic schedule, has been mooted but no one is any the wiser about what will happen in the future amid the coronavirus crisis. There is so much still to play for, including Liverpool wrapping up the Premier League title Read Also: Klopp tells pals Liverpool will be last club job Football authorities are desperately searching for ways to get the season back on track with so much still to play for.Liverpool’s title procession still needs to be finalised, while European spots, relegation and promotion must be determined. However, it’s not just on the pitch that matters will concern the Premier League. The projected cost of lost broadcast revenue to the Premier League, should the season fail to be completed, was recently revealed. It was reported that the total outlay would be £762million if the coronavirus pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the 2019-20 campaign. This gargantuan sum would be because of a breach in contract terms agreed for domestic and international rights. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 One Premier League club has reportedly put forward the extreme idea of finishing out the current campaign in China. Premier League executives from all 20 clubs are preparing for a showdown video conference on Friday afternoon, but there are growing concerns that football authorities will be unable to formulate a plan to salvage the season. Premier League executives are desperately searching for ways to finish the current campaign And according to the Athletic, as the top-flight desperately scrambles to finish the season, one club has even suggested exploring the feasibility of completing it over 5,000 miles away. This idea is reportedly based on examining the spread of coronavirus and looking at regions where it would be considered safe on health grounds to resume football and feasible in terms of infrastructure to stage the Premier League. And China, who have taken positive steps on the path to recovery since the first global outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan in late December last year, was raised as a potential destination. One Premier League club has suggested the extreme idea of finishing the season out in China The report claims that the outlandish idea was of the view that it would take the pressure and strain off the NHS and free up Premier League facilities so that they can be used by emergency services and local authorities. As Sportsmail can reveal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are in talks over how they can help the NHS with Premier League grounds set to be used as auxiliary hospitals. However, ahead of Friday’s crunch meeting – which is also set to discuss Premier League stars’ failure to agree to a wage deferral scheme so far – other clubs have already opposed the idea. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Storm recovery efforts continue, multiple twisters confirmed

first_imgTom Russo, The Times-PostBatesville, In. — As Storm recovery operations continue in Indiana and Ohio, officials from the National Weather Service have confirmed multiple tornados on Monday evening.The strongest in Indiana was an EF-2 in the Pendleton area. As of 6 p.m. Tuesday Pendleton had reopened from State Road 67 to Pendleton Avenue. The city remains closed from Pendleton Avenue to Fall Creek Boulevard.Officials recommend making cash donations to those who want to help. Madison County Emergency Management director Todd Harmeson says until the city resumes normal operations, potential volunteers are asked to stay away until given the all clear. Pendleton Heights High School has been designated as a shelter for storm victims.In Ohio, clean up continues across the Miami Valley. Officials have confirmed at least four tornados, a reported EF-3 in Celina killed an 81-year-old man.For more information about this severe weather outbreak click here.last_img read more

Poulter settles for fourth

first_img Press Association Ian Poulter had to settle for fourth place rather than first at the Accenture Match Play Championship in cold and windy Arizona – but at least he is back in the world’s top 10 for the first time in 25 months. Europe’s Ryder Cup hero failed to claim the trophy for the second time in four years, losing 4&3 to defending champion Hunter Mahan in the semi-finals. And while Mahan then battled fellow American Matt Kuchar for a title worth almost £965,000 – Kuchar led by two with three holes to play – Australian Jason Day came from two down to win the third place play-off by one hole. Poulter had been trying to make it back-to-back World Golf Championship victories after his triumph at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai last November. He had beaten Stephen Gallacher, Bo Van Pelt, Tim Clark and Steve Stricker to reach the last four, but an inspired 20-yard chip-in by Mahan from over the short 12th proved the decisive moment. center_img “It’s a shame really and disappointing,” Poulter said. “Hunter played very solid and chipped unbelievably well.” The Englishman had hopes of pulling back to only one down when he was the one to find the green on the 12th, but instead he fell three behind. “It just looked perfect as soon as I hit it and it trickled in,” said Mahan, whose duffed chip in the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor allowed Graeme McDowell to clinch the match for Europe. The gap quickly became four when he missed the fairway, the green and a five-foot putt for a bogey at the 14th. He came back with a birdie, but it was matched by the 30-year-old Californian and that was that. Day looked less interested in the consolation game than Poulter when he fired wildly into the desert on three of the first four holes, but he salvaged a half on one of them and then turned things round. Poulter bogeyed the seventh, ninth and 12th and could not match his opponent’s birdie at the long eighth. Another bogey came on the 14th to leave him three down, but Poulter’s pars took the 16th and 17th before Day got up and down from a bunker at the last. He earned £395,000 to Poulter’s £321,000. As for the final, Kuchar turned four up, lost the 10th and 11th, but holed what appeared a crucial 12-foot birdie putt at the next after Mahan had fired in his tee shot to four feet. It was halved in two. Kuchar also birdied the long 13th, only for Mahan to strike back in kind on the next. last_img read more

Title glory for Passage

first_img Press Association All-Ireland SHC champions St Thomas’ were dethroned in a 0-18 to 2-11 defeat to Portumna in a Galway semi-final replay, with Joe Canning hitting 10 points for the winners. Moorefield won the Kildare SFC title with a 2-14 to 0-13 win over holders Sarsfields at Newbridge. Goals from Patrick Murray and full back Ger Naughton sealed it for the challengers, along with a five points haul from Ronan Sweeney. Passage won their first Waterford SHC title in dramatic fashion at Walsh Park, as two late goals helped them to a 3-16 to 3-13 win over Ballygunner.center_img Sean Hogan and Conor Carey hit the net late on to seal a glorious win, just when their opponents looked set to seal the result. Goals from Stephen Power, Pauric Mahony and JJ Hutchinson had Ballygunner in control, with an Owen Connors goal keeping Passage in contention, before they stunned their opponents with a late 2-4 blitz. last_img read more

Ireland’s O’Connell set to bow out

first_imgPaul O’Connell will play his final game for Ireland at this autumn’s World Cup after the Irish Rugby Football Union confirmed he has been granted early release from his contract. O’Connell is set to join Toulon upon completion of England 2015, with the IRFU agreeing to terminate his agreement with Munster in recognition of his contribution to his province and national team. The Ireland captain, however, hinted at his desire for a return home in a coaching capacity once his playing days are over. “After the World Cup I’d like to experience new environments and it is my genuine hope and ambition that I will have some future involvement with Munster and Irish rugby,” O’Connell said. “I would like to thank Munster and the IRFU for releasing me from my contract at the end of the World Cup. As a proud Limerick, Munster and Irishman, I will forever treasure my association with Munster Rugby.” O’Connell has won 101 caps and will lead Ireland’s assault on the looming World Cup, a tournament they enter as Six Nations champions. The 35-year-old was captain of the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa and also toured in 2005 and 2013, playing in a total of seven Tests. “Paul has been a fantastic servant to Irish rugby. Over the course of his 101 Ireland caps to date he has set the standard for the model Irish professional,” IRFU chief executive Philip Browne said. “His contribution to Irish rugby is immeasurable in terms of not only driving success on the field but also raising the profile of Irish Rugby around the world.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Smalta Girls Pee Wee Under-11 grand final: West Ruimveldt lock horns with St Angela’s today

first_imgTHE best of the best in the Girls Under-11 football will be on show today in the 3rd Annual Smalta Girls Pee Wee Football Championship grand final at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.This year’s final will feature new champions when West Ruimveldt Primary lock horns with St Angela’s. After over four days of high quality action the top two teams will now face off in a thrilling encounter.On the West Ruimveldt front, their obvious offensive nature will be their strongest suit against their opponents, having found the back of the net some 12 times in their five earlier games.Nine of those 12 goals have come from the tournament’s leading goalscorer Gabriella McGarrell. In the process they have set a new tournament record (nine goals) and she is sure to be a force to be reckoned with in front of goal today.Their defence provides some amount of talk as well, having conceded only thrice in their five games which means that they boast a formidable unit.On the other hand, St Angela’s are aiming to follow in the footsteps of their male team and clinch the championship.Their strength, however, lies solely in defence and having conceded twice in five matches, it’s easy to see why this is so.While their offensive record boasts just under a goal a game at four, it still leaves a great matchup to witness today.Also today South Ruimveldt will faceoff with St Pius in the third-place playoff at 12:15hrs.Meanwhile, the positional 5-16 section will occur prior to the start of the third-place playoff. In the 5-8 section, dethroned champions St Stephen’s will oppose North Georgetown and Enterprise will tackle St Agnes at 11:30hrs.In the 9-12 section, Smith Memorial will engage F.E. Pollard while Tucville will battle Winfer Gardens from 10:45hrs. In the 13-16 section, Redeemer will battle St Gabriel’s while St Margaret’s will engage Stella Maris at 10:00hrs.last_img read more

Three students chosen as inaugural winners of USC’s Africa fund

first_imgSilva Sevlian has always wanted to travel to Ethiopa, the country where her mother was born and raised. Now, with the help of USC’s new Africa Student Fund, Sevlian will have a chance to do just that.Sevlian, who is in enrolled in the B.A./M.A. joint program in print journalism and public diplomacy, is one of the three inaugural winners of the grant, which sponsors travel and research in Africa. She will use the award to film a documentary about Ethiopian subculture.The other winners, Emily Taymor, a freshman majoring in cinema-television production, and Daniel Alvarado, a senior majoring in art history, will visit Senegal and Mozambique, respectively.The fund, which was announced in 2008, is an endowment that supports undergraduates who want to travel to Africa for study, research, service learning or internships. Recipients are given about $2,000 to cover travel expenses.Adam Powell, the vice provost for globalization and the founder of the Africa Student Fund, said the discussion about expanding student travel started in fall 2007.“After talking with faculty and students, the question started coming up. What are people doing? And what can we do in the provost’s office to be helpful?” he said.Powell said there were opportunities for students to get research funding from various foundations, but that didn’t solve the issue of costly plane tickets.“The piece that’s almost impossible to get is student travel,” he said. “The basic idea is to eliminate the price of the plane ticket. That’s what led to the funds.”Powell and his wife made the initial contribution to start the fund, donating $100,000.This year, the Africa Advisory Committee chose three recipients from 19 total applications. Powell said the decision was tough.“What the committee found was that these students were somewhat unusual; they played to the strengths of USC, and they really showed how this trip would really complement and enhance their education,” he said.Sevlian said the award means a lot to her for both personal and professional reasons. Her trip, she noted, will combine both her fields of study.“It’s kind of a marriage between the two things I’m studying,” Sevlian said. “I’m applying what I’ve learned in print journalism, and the most important thing I think stood out was my multimedia skills.”Sevlian also hopes to contribute her work to a good cause. She plans to compile a database for African scholars here at USC and provide information to the Institute for Armenian Studies.Sevlian, who will be staying with family members in Ethiopia this summer, said the fund makes the entire trip possible.“The Africa fund eliminates the cost of the plane ride and makes the gap between USC and Africa much smaller,” she said. “I envision a lot of personal growth on this trip. I am not only visiting but becoming part of the community and the documentation of it.”Taymor said she was already planning on doing a project in Senegal when she came across the fund.“We were looking for funding, and I came across this grant. It seemed like a great opportunity,” she said.Taymor will be working on pre-production for her film, which will be about a girl who contracts HIV and is forced into an early arranged marriage, she said.“The main idea is to help stop arranged marriages and the spread of HIV,” Taymor said. “I want to use this film as a mechanism for spreading awareness.”She also plans to create a non-profit organization so that she can encourage USC students to support her project. “The film itself is just the first step,” Taymor said. Taymor said the Africa fund is a catalyst for her long-term ambitions.“The Africa fund helps me with the film project,” Taymor said, “But it is also the start of what I hope to do later in life. This is an opportunity not many people get to have.”Alvarado is currently in Mozambique for a month, conducting research on the impact of Portuguese colonial urbanism and architecture; he began this project during a semester abroad in Brazil. Alvarado will use the money from the fund to continue his research in Mozambique.“I would not have been able to execute this project without the Africa fund,” Alvarado wrote in an e-mail.Applications for next year’s fund are due in November. To apply, a student must have a 3.5 grade point average as well as a faculty recommendation.Although he sees room for growth, Powell said he was impressed with the variety of applications this year.“We had almost every school represented in the applications,” said Powell.Powell said this program has already emerged as a popular choice on campus.“There is so much interest and so much activity in so many areas. Part of our job is to focus on what are the main things that can be most helpful to students,” Powell said. “The student fund has risen to the top as number one.”last_img read more