Sandra Sully to sell up in Broadbeach

first_imgSandra Sully. Picture: Dylan RobinsonCHANNEL 10 newsreader Sandra Sully and her husband, FlexiGroup chief Symon Brewis-Weston, are selling much of their Gold Coast investment portfolio. They have listed three Parkdale investment apartments, in a boutique block of six just a street back from the sand, all in one go, with the marketing suggesting “buy one or buy them all”.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoA Broadbeach apartment.Brisbane-born Sully began buying in to the block in 2006, paying $361,500 for a second-floor unit, and two years later $410,000 for a ground-floor unit. SUBSCRIBE TO THE LATEST NSW REAL ESTATE NEWS HERE Sully and Brewis-Weston then together paid $415,000 for the top-floor unit last year.last_img read more

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Why the Rays are headed back to the playoffs in 2019

first_imgMORE: Opening Day schedule for all 30 MLB teamsTampa Bay won a surprising 90 games in 2018, and if not for absurdly good seasons from New York and Boston in their own division and Oakland in the West, the Rays would have easily reached the postseason for their first trip since 2013. They ran with a roster largely bereft of marquee talent and did strange things like begin a game with a relief pitcher who threw only one inning, but it all somehow worked.Baseball rarely rewards this kind of fortune two years in a row, but the Rays should definitely be on every baseball fan’s playoff radar. Admittedly, though, there are reasons to be skeptical. The AL East won’t be any easier this year, and at the time of this writing, the Rays’ official depth chart lists only three starting pitchers while the lineup is no more star-studded than it was last summer. But the ingredients are still there for them to make noise for the second straight year.This begins with the aforementioned pitching rotation. At the top is Blake Snell, who beat Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber and Chris Sale to be the 2018 AL Cy Young winner. After putting together respectable seasons in his first two years in the majors, Snell was a world-beater in 2018. His 1.89 ERA led the league, and he held opposing hitters to a 0.974 WHIP. Snell’s overall velocity climbed from 2017 to 2018, and batters found him mostly mystifying. He benefited some from stranding runners at an 88 percent rate last season, but even with some general regression, Snell should remain an ace.Behind Snell, the Rays have Charlie Morton and Tyler Glasnow. Both are question marks with high potential. Morton was a key piece of the strong Astros rotations of 2017 and 2018, and despite being 35, his velocity has increased over the past three years, up to nearly 97 mph on his fastball in 2018. There are no real signs that he’ll regress significantly, so the Rays have a solid number two starter in Morton. As for Glasnow, he was once a heralded pitching prospect in the Pirates’ system, but has not yet pitched to his potential. Traded to the Rays at the non-waiver deadline last summer in the Chris Archer deal, Glasnow might benefit from the change of scenery. Hopefully, he continues to balance his fastball with his secondary pitches and breaks out in the way fans have anticipated since he debuted with Pittsburgh in 2016.There’s admittedly nothing particularly dazzling about the Rays offense, but good health in their outfield might be all they need to shine. Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is a whiz with the glove, but injuries have kept him out of the lineup with growing frequency since 2016. If he can reverse that trend, he has shown that he can balance his sterling defense with a productive bat.MORE: Justin Verlander not thinking about retiring Newly signed outfielder Avisail Garcia was once dubbed the next Miguel Cabrera while he was with the Tigers, and in 2017 he looked like he had finally arrived with the White Sox thanks to an All-Star worthy season in which he hit .330 with 18 home runs and 27 doubles. But he came back to earth in 2018. Repeated hamstring injuries kept him to 93 games with Chicago, and his batting average dipped all the way to .236. But if there’s a silver lining, he still hit a career-high 19 home runs despite the limited playing time. If he remains healthy, the Rays may have struck gold.On the same day that the Rays traded Archer to the Pirates, they dealt with the Cardinals for outfielder Tommy Pham. Pham then broke his foot on Aug. 3 and missed two weeks, but in 39 games with the Rays last year he hit .343 with 20 extra-base hits. Pham fought for regular playing time with the Cardinals for years, and it looks as if he could end that fight in Tampa Bay. As a regular starter in left field for the Rays, he’s likely to find his groove.Preseason predictions for the American League are pretty steadily calling for the Rays to win around 85 games. Though this would obviously be a step back from last year’s total, it would put them in solid position to be one of the wild-card teams, probably competing with Oakland for the second spot. And like their counterparts on the West Coast, there might not be a lot that’s eye-catching about them on paper, but they’re going to make it work. Earlier this week, the case was made for why the Cardinals would grab a playoff spot in the National League this season after missing out for the last three years. Over in the American League, the competition for a 2019 postseason berth might not be as far-reaching, but outside of the obvious four October teams (Yankees, Red Sox, Indians, and Astros), the rest of the field is still hard to predict.The Athletics were the surprise wild-card team in 2018, and though they might repeat as a wild-card again this year, the other team set to reach the playoffs after missing out last fall is the Rays.last_img read more

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Security beefed up outside Camp St Prison

first_img…after 13 prison officers report sickAuthorities were left with no other choice but to calSecurity beefed up outside Camp Street Prisonl out additional joint services officers to stand guard outside the overcrowded Camp Street Prison after only two of 15 prison wardens reported for duty on Thursday morning.The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the National Security Committee which was convened by President David Granger at Ministry of the Presidency after the matter was brought to his attention.It is suspected that the 13 prison officers submitted seven-day sick leave certificates for fear of being hurt by inmates who have since become intimidating and aggressive, following the three-day unrest that had recently erupted at the penitentiary.According to a statement from Ministry of the Presidency, the Committee was informed that the prisoners have become bolder, displaying weapons and acting menacingly towards prison wardens – resulting in prison officers becoming fearful to carry out their duties.The Committee was also informed of an increase in cases of marijuana being thrown over the prison fences and that wardens are now afraid of being harmed by prisoners who are under the influence of the drug.Seated from left: Col Khemraj Persaud, Col George Lewis (partially hidden), Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams, Minister of State Joe Harmon, President David Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, GDF Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Mark Phillips and Major General (ret’d) Michael Atterly at Ministry of the PresidencyAgainst this backdrop, the Commander-in-Chief ordered that the outer cordons of the prison be extended to include Durban, John and Bent Streets: which will be blocked off to the public except for persons residing with the areas, as is done on Camp Street.He also directed that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) assist prison officers in manning the facility and the Guyana Defence Force to assist in guarding the outer cordons of its precincts.Additionally, Director of Prisons Carl Graham also sought reinforcements from the Timehri and Lusignan Prisons as well as from the administration division at the Camp Street Prison.last_img read more

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By Brigitte and Alan Sillitoe FFWPU Luxembourg On

first_imgBy Brigitte and Alan Sillitoe, FFWPU LuxembourgOn the weekend of 13-15 October 2017, we had two high level visits to Luxembourg. On the afternoon of Friday, 13 October, we welcomed Dr Otsuka, president of UPF Europe-Middle East and Special Emissary to the region, and Mr Jacques Marion, vice-president of UPF Europe.After taking a guided tour of the city of Luxembourg with Paul Frank, UPF secretary general, we shared the evening meal together with our visitors at the Luxembourg youth hostel, before retiring to a conference room. After an introduction by Jacques Marion, Dr. Otsuka spoke to us for about an hour and then fielded questions from the audience. His talk touched on some of his many experiences and included sound advice about the importance of tithing and being careful what we say when dealing with contacts.As regards tithing, he explained that during the wine-making process, part of the liquid evaporates away. However, this is traditionally referred to as the “angels’ portion”, because the flavor of the remaining part is enhanced as a result and, therefore, one does not regret losing it. In the same way, we should not regret giving the 10% portion of our income to God, because He will bless us all the more as a result. On the second point, he explained how things had gone awry in the early days of the movement because, ignoring True Father’s advice, some witnessing at Ewha University had been too direct which led to heavy persecution.On the afternoon of Sunday 13 October, we were blessed by the visit of Dr. and Mrs. Balcomb, our regional group chairs, and Mr. and Mrs. Moulinet, our regional leaders, who made the journey from Camberg following the witnessing seminar held that weekend, even though Dr. and Mrs. Balcomb had to return the same evening to prepare for their flight to Turkey the next day. Thanks to their sacrifice, we were able to consecrate the Holy Ground in Luxembourg in their presence and with their guidance.Afterwards, Dr. Balcomb explained how True Father had been welcomed by only 14 members on his first visit to the USA and that we should therefore not be discouraged by the presence of only 14 members to consecrate the Holy Ground. He further encouraged us to have faith in True Mother’s words that Cheon Il Guk is coming and to take action to testify to our True Parents.True Father created the Holy Ground in Luxembourg on 9 August 1965 and, until recently, it was thought to be located on a somewhat desolate hill on the outskirts of the city. Given the remoteness of this place, our former Special Emissaries, Dr. No Hi Pak and Dr. Lan Young Moon, had advised us to make a new Holy Ground in a more accessible location. Subsequently, the finding of Mrs. Won Pok Choi’s diary entry from that time enabled us to identify the correct location of the Holy Ground True Father created as the “Parc des Trois Glands” or Three Acorns Park, an area in the present day Kirchberg area overlooking the city.Since True Father had gone to a cinema in Luxembourg after making the Holy Ground, we concluded the visit in a restaurant next door to a cinema. During this time, Dr. Balcomb gave us encouragement to move forward the providence in Luxembourg after making this new start.last_img read more

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