Sod turned on new boutique unit development

first_imgAn artist impression of the Lume development at Kangaroo Point.“Lume will be a remarkable feature on the Brisbane skyline and, importantly, a new community in Kangaroo Point,” Mr Thornton said. Lume had a very successful launch two years ago, and then underwent a five-month redesign to change the floor plates of the unsold stock to allow buyers to reconfigure the plans as their needs required.“We redesigned to respond to the local downsizer market and also those young families moving into the city but still requiring the functional space of a family home without the maintenance,” Ms Thornton said. An artist impression of the Lume development at Kangaroo Point.THE first sod has been turned at Kangaroo Point’s Lume luxury development.Just a few weeks ago, the turning of the first sod was done by DevCorp managing directors Toni and Murray Thornton.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Rising 13 levels above the historic riverside suburb of Kangaroo Point, Lume features 119 high-end apartments and luxe penthouses.Amenities including a rooftop infinity pool, steam room, fully-equipped gym and restoration zone will be enjoyed by those who live at Lume, and the on-site garden cafe will be a meeting point for locals.last_img read more

Study: Aerospace Tech Potential Blade Erosion Solution

first_imgAerospace technology could help develop a new protection system for offshore wind turbine blades that could eliminate the need for intervention related to rain erosion, a new research suggests.Conducted by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Doncasters Bramah and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES), the Leading Edge for Turbines (LEFT) project suggests that the by stopping the need for intervention lighter turbine blades and drivetrains could be a reality.The two-year project focuses on studying and validating an optimal method of attaching such a solution to offshore wind blades, in addition to considering how to integrate the design of a nickel-cobalt leading edge into the overall design and functionality of blades.The partners suggest the electroforming fabrication process in which parts are grown in a chemical bath onto a preformed mandrel to produce near net shape parts, removing the need for multi-stage forming operations associated with conventional metal forming techniques.The parts are electroformed in a nickel-cobalt alloy, which has a high tensile and yield strength, and a high hardness value compared to titanium and stainless steel, which is said to make it ideal for producing lightweight erosion shields.Benchmark rain erosion testing at ORE Catapult has indicated that the nickel-cobalt solution could be expected to give 30 years protection when continuously tested to offshore wind specifications.“The nickel cobalt alloy has the best rain erosion performance of all products tested in ORE Catapult’s rain erosion test rig. Not only does it have an outstanding erosion lifetime, it is also resistant to different test conditions unlike other products tested,” said Kirsten Dyer, Senior Research Engineer, Materials at ORE Catapult.According to project partners, such an advance in erosion performance would not only lead to the introduction of larger, lighter blades but also to reduced turbine nacelle sizes through smaller subsystems.Turbine operators are also expected to see benefits through reduced repair costs, estimated to save around GBP 1.3m per turbine during a typical 25-year service life.The GBP 1 million project will also investigate opportunities for recycling, refurbishment, reuse and end of life disposal for all materials and chemicals used within the electroforming process to reduce waste further.last_img read more

Domlec Scholarship Program goes beyond providing stationary and allowances

first_imgIn photo: Mrs. Adina Bellot-Valentine-PRO(left), Mr. Collin Cover-GM(center) and Mrs. Bertilia Mckenzie-HR(right)Manager of the Dominica Electricity Services Limited’s Human Resource Department Mrs. Bertilia McKenzie has described the company’s Scholarship Programme as one which goes beyond the provision of stationary and allowances.McKenzie, who was addressing a press conference on Wednesday, where Domlec awarded four students with scholarships to attend secondary school says, the company forms an integral part of the student’s academic life.“We do not only give the students a scholarship and leave them alone. We try to be an integral part of their academic life, in that if they are having problems at school we want the parents to tell us so that we can counsel the students, we can see what we can do for them in terms of sending them for extra classes and that kind of thing,” she said.According to the Human Resource Manager, even after the scholarship recipients have completed Secondary School, Domlec still maintains a presence in their lives.“Additionally when they leave, we still maintain a presence in their lives. So for example we have now here with us this young man McNeal Moses at the back, who was a scholarship student. He’s now at the State College; first year of college, he is with us as a student on attachment; working with us for the summer and we do that for a number of our students”, she said.The Domlec Scholarship Program is now in its twenty-fifth year and has assisted seventeen students to attend eight secondary schools on island.As a scholarship recipient the students receive all required textbooks, a stationary allowance of $100, transportation allowance of $50 per month and the fees for the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) when they arrive in fifth form.This year Domlec awarded four students with scholarships based on merit and need, and two of the students are the children of employees of the company.Dominica Vibes News Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary Domlec Scholarship Program goes beyond providing stationary and allowances by: – August 12, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 30 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Chris Jordan eyeing good show with T20 World Cup in mind

first_imgLondon: England’s T20I specialist Chris Jordan has said he hopes to dish out impressive performances ahead of the T20 World Cup which is less than a year away. “I was an over away last time,” Jordan was quoted as saying by ICC reflecting on the last 20-over World Cup final in Kolkata.“Obviously it was meant to be. But when the time comes next year and that intensity starts to ramp up, I’m sure I’ll be fully switched on. “It is something you do embrace because it is a goal you set yourself – it is something you work towards. It was no different from the 50-over World Cup when we were building towards that, so you do speak about it,” he said, as reported by the Daily Mail and quoted by ICC.The fast bowler is preparing for a five-match T20I series against New Zealand. He was a part of the 2016 World T20 final that England lost to West Indies in dramatic fashion when Carlos Brathwaite smashed four successive sixes off Ben Stokes in the final over to take his side past the finish line.The next men’s T20 World Cup campaign begins in Australia in October next year.Jordan wasn’t a part of England’s 50-over World Cup win and he said he lived the moments through Jofra Archer, his Sussex teammate, and close friend.“When Jofra was performing the way he was, it felt like I was making those performances as well,” he said. ‘It was that touching, it was that daring, especially in the World Cup final, when he bowled that awesome super over. If anything I felt just as much a part of it.”The first of five T20Is between England and New Zealand will be played on November 1 in Christchurch. IANSAlso Read: ICC T20 World Cup: Australia’s Women to Receive Same Prize Money as MenAlso Watch: Married Man arrested for allegedly killing Girlfriend after impregnating herlast_img read more

Cavs end Warriors run to keep NBA Finals series alive

first_imgBy Frank PingueCLEVELAND,(Reuters)-The Cleveland Cavaliers staved off NBA Finals elimination and ended Golden State’s shot at an unprecedented perfect run through the playoffs with a gritty 137-116 win over the Warriors on Friday.Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 40 points and LeBron James chipped in with 31 as the defending champions pulled to within 3-1 and forced the best-of-seven series back to Oakland.“We finally settled in, man, it was about damn time, for all of us just to really see what playing well as a group looks like against a great team like the Warriors,” said Irving.“We understand who they have on their team and what they’re about and how established they are, but I think that in those three losses we lost track of who we were at the time. We’re still a special team as well. We are here for a reason.”The Cavaliers, who beat the Warriors in a decisive seventh game last year after trailing 3-1, are now trying to become the first NBA team to rally back from a 3-0 series deficit.The feat has only been accomplished four times in the National Hockey League and once in Major League Baseball.Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 35 points.The game was the most physical yet of the Finals and saw James and Durant come face-to-face at midcourt for a heated argument while a play was being reviewed.Durant was upset after being accidentally slapped by Kevin Love on a block attempt and after a lengthy review Love was assessed a flagrant foul.The top-seeded Warriors, who had won their first 15 games of the playoffs, will get another chance to close out the series in front of their own fans on Monday.Cleveland, determined not to watch the Warriors celebrate a championship on their home court for the second time in three seasons, came out flying with a record 86 points in the first half to lead by 18.Their first-half output beat the previous mark of 79 points set in 1985 by the Boston Celtics.Golden State’s usually sharp-shooting offense never found its rhythm and the Cavaliers never took their collective foot off the pedal, leading by as many as 22 points late in the second quarter.Whenever the Warriors looked like they might go on a run and start chipping away at the lead, the home side responded with a rim-rocking dunk from James, a three-pointer from Irving or some tenacious defense.“Our defense was not sharp. They made tough shots, they got it rolling. I thought they played a tremendous game,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr.“I think the biggest thing, though, was they brought a level of physicality that we did not match. We have to do a better job of that.”last_img read more

Iwobi Drops to Arsenal’s Under-23

first_imgAlex Iwobi will play no part in Arsenal’s Premier League game away to Crystal Palace on Monday night after he was dropped to the Under-23 side by manager Arsene Wenger.Iwobi, who has endured a lukewarm season for the Gunners, seems to have paid the price as he played for the under-23s on Monday against Reading’s U23 team at Hogwood Park.He started the game and played for 90 minutes as Arsenal romped to a 5-2 victory.His participation in the game means he has no chance of playing for the seniors in the Premier League against the Eagles at Selhurst Park.Iwobi, however, seems to harbour no grudges over the development as he had words of support for the under-fire French manager.“He (Wenger) is a great man in my opinion. I’d like him to stay.“He’s always helped me and developed me as player. “I don’t think it’s fair the way everybody criticises him. It’s very unfair considering what he’s done,” Iwobi said.Iwobi has scored three goals in 24 league appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wardwell sparks Syracuse to 2nd-half comeback over Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 25, 2014 at 10:52 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb CHESTER, Pa. — It’s a rare occurrence, but there have been a couple of games this year in which Dominic Lamolinara dominated between the pipes and earned the right to stand between them for longer than one half.But Friday was not one of those outings, and Bobby Wardwell’s role became more comparable to a savior than an equal replacement that usually enters to close out the game.“Bobby’s been playing really strong for the last four or five games,” Desko said. “We’re very confident in him going out there.”Still, it didn’t ensure Wardwell would have any less trouble with Duke’s lethal attack, the best in the Atlantic Coast Conference, than his senior teammate did in the first half.Lamolinara struggled to pick up the Blue Devils’ shots, allowing 10 to go past him in the first 30 minutes of Friday’s matchup and stopping just five. The Orange sent in Wardwell to replace him and try to stop the bleeding, and he did just that. Wardwell made eight saves in the second half to stave off No. 2 Duke’s (12-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) offense and allow No. 4 Syracuse (10-3, 2-3) to pull off a second-half comeback and triumph 16-15 in the ACC semifinals on Friday at PPL Park.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter allowing a Duke goal from distance to start the game, Lamolinara made a stop on a Jordan Wolf attempt. But he couldn’t track down the rebound until Deemer Class flipped it into an open net for the Blue Devils’ second goal, and would yield a long bouncer from Class in the second quarter.Lamolinara relented three goals in the final two minutes of the half as Duke hung a 10 spot on the scoreboard. If not for SU’s efficient second-quarter offense, the Blue Devils could have easily pulled away from the Orange.“I think in the first half, we were testing it out,” Wardwell said. “Then in the second half, we knew what we were doing. Everyone started talking more in the second half, and that made it a lot easier.”It wasn’t the easiest of starts, however, to Wardwell’s night. The Blue Devils netted a pair of scores in the first two minutes of the second half and stretched the lead to 12-8.But they wouldn’t score again the rest of the frame.Whether the shots were low, to the side or even right at him, Wardwell handled them with ease.Thanks to Wardwell’s four saves in the third frame, the Orange trailed by just two going into the final quarter.“He took everything away that he should have, and more,” Desko said. “He made a couple of saves he shouldn’t have made today, too. He played great.”Again Duke struck twice early in the quarter with scores, but once again Wardwell would stand his ground in net as Syracuse scored three unanswered to draw within 14-13 with 6:40 remaining.On one possession, Duke had three chances to double its lead.“We took 22 shots in the second half, and that’s pretty good in a Division I game,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. “And they were some pretty good looks.”Duke’s Kyle Keenan had a look from the left doorstep. Then Walsh had one.Wolf shook off SU midfielder Tom Grimm and ripped a shot low, but just like the previous two attempts, it didn’t beat Wardwell. Instead, the Orange pushed ahead in transition and tied the score at 14.Wolf would get a wraparound past Wardwell to go ahead 15-14 — snapping a span of more than 10 scoreless minutes for Duke — and the Blue Devils would get one more possession to give themselves some breathing room.No such luck. Wardwell made a save with less than two minutes remaining, setting the stage for the Orange’s last-minute miracle.“Coach Danowki and the staff made that well aware to all the players every single day of the week,” Duke attack Josh Dionne said of SU’s goalie platoon. “We knew it was coming, and we thought we knew what to do to solve it.” Commentslast_img read more

Notre Dame torches Syracuse football with 5 50-plus-yard touchdowns

first_img Published on October 1, 2016 at 6:24 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Four defenders and 79 yards stood in front of Equanimeous St. Brown on the first snap Notre Dame played against Syracuse. After running about fifteen yards and cutting in, he carried the ball between nearly all of the Orange’s defensive backs.Cordell Hudson got hands around St. Brown but fell to the turf.Corey Winfield touched St. Brown but fell short of tackling him.Rodney Williams and Jonathan Thomas simply couldn’t catch him.One touchdown is manageable and SU (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) responded immediately with its own score. But over the next 59 minutes, 42 seconds, Notre Dame (2-3) torched Syracuse for another four big-play touchdowns. St. Brown scored again with a 67-yarder, C.J. Sanders scored on a 93-yard kickoff return, Kevin Stepherson caught a 54-yard touchdown pass and Dexter Williams blew past the SU defense for a 59-yard run. Notre Dame used big plays to bury the Orange, 50-33.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I have been in games like that,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “They have a very dynamic offense and when they come out it’s a big splash. They’ve got personnel that can do things — stretching vertically, a big quarterback, an NFL quarterback.”Syracuse’s Tampa-2 defense, which is designed to stop big plays, has given up 14 scoring plays of 20 or more yards this season. Five of them came against Notre Dame, which ties for SU’s most allowed this season. Louisville tallied just as many as UND in the second week of the season.“That is a very, very young defense with a lot of young players on it,” Babers said, “and they’re going against 21- and 22-year-old guys. You have to give them time to grow up.”Hudson, a redshirt sophomore who guarded St. Brown for most of the game, gave up the latter’s next touchdown. The Notre Dame wide receiver gained a step on the SU cornerback. Then he outmuscled Hudson down the field. The ball fell right in St. Brown’s arms. The score put UND up 16-6, a lead it wouldn’t lose the rest of the game.Even when SU put itself back in the game with a 72-yard passing touchdown by Amba Etta-Tawo, Notre Dame took the ensuing kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown. A 16-13 game suddenly became a 23-13 game.Despite SU inching closer in games this season, big plays have buried it. Against Louisville, SU brought the deficit down to 14 points several times. A Traevon Samuel run put UofL up 42-21. Later in the same game, when SU was down 20 but looked like it could stage a small comeback, a Brandon Radcliff 48-yard run pushed the game out of reach for good.Notre Dame followed the blueprint.First, senior cornerback Corey Winfield bit on a play action fake and was beat for a 54-yard touchdown. Then, Williams took a handoff meant for an outside run but was strung out by the defensive line. As most of the defense had shifted to the far side of the field, Williams flipped directions, carrying the ball across the backfield. Hudson hedged, funneling Williams to the middle of the field.There were no SU players there. Williams ran the rest of the way untouched.“Granted, (the Fighting Irish) are very talented,” junior linebacker Zaire Franklin said, “… most of the time, it’s just someone not being over in the gap or some little technique thing that could have done better that the offense took advantage of.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

All Ireland winners welcomed back to the Premier

first_imgPhoto © Stephen Gleeson The All Ireland winning Tipperary Intermediate Ladies Football team were welcomed home by huge crowds in Ardfinnan last night.Having gone through the entire season unbeaten the squad arrived back in the Premier County with the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup following their victory over Tyrone in Croke Park on Sunday.Team captain – and Ardfinnan native – Samantha Lambert told Tipp FM sport that she was still coming to terms with the win.last_img

NPFL: Wolves Halt Abia Warriors’ Unbeaten Run

first_imgInterestingly, Abia Warriors Head Coach Kennedy Boboye put out a defensive-looking side with the attacking trio of Chisom Chikatara, Bolaji Sakin and former Under-17 star Stanley Okoro all starting from the bench.Twenty-three seconds into the game, Wolves should have scored but Efe Yarhere instead smashed the ball straight at Chinedu Anozie in Abia Warriors’ goal.It was a performance of the goalkeepers. Wolves’ stopper, Dele Ajiboye was forced into a double save midway into the first half.Just before the break, Anozie saved a Wolves’ spot kick from Uzezi Oghenewo as it appeared Abia Warriors would keep their unbeaten streak running.Two minutes after Boboye decided to send on Chikatara in place of Kabiru Ayinde, Wolves scored the goal that turned out to be the winner. On 53 minutes, Osanga met Solomon Okpako’s sweetly delivered pass to score past Anozie.Shedrack Asiegbu and Okoro were thrown into the fray to replace Essien Joseph and Godwin Effiong respectively by the Warriors trainer. Though the latter produced a glimpse of his mazy runs as an under-17, it proved too insufficient to knock off Wolves from their perch.Despite the loss, Abia Warriors remain in second place with 20 points, one behind table-topping Enugu Rangers while Wolves move into the top-half and with four points less.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Abia Warriors on Tuesday stumbled for the first time this season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when they suffered a 0-1 defeat to Warri Wolves.The Umuahia club had gone 10 games unbeaten until former Nigeria Under-17 winger King Osanga scored the goal that ended that run.Wolves gaffer, Ard Sluis, gave starts to the former FC Taraba centre-back duo of Kelvin Njoku and Obinna Nwokolo, who were the tallest pairing in the heart of defence in the Nigerian top-flight last term.last_img read more