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Three homes for wine buffs, one’s a winery

first_img“There’s a vineyard manager and a wine-maker and cellar door staff. You could learn on the run.”The region has had good soaking rain in recent weeks and the tourist haven, under three hours from Brisbane, is showing signs of recovery after the dry summer months.“And if we run out of water, there’s plenty of wine,” he said.In the heart of Brisbane, more than 400 bottles of Queensland’s finest wines would fit comfortably in the basement cellar of Karinya, the 2019 Queensland Master Builders award-winning house at 36 Sexton St, Petrie Terrace. 36 Sexton St, Petrie Terrace in Brisbane can fit 400 wine bottles in its cellarMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe cellar has a curved ceiling, stone walls and built-in storage with backlighting to help identify your favourite drop fast.The four-level home has 380sq m of living space on a small site and is listed for sale through Clark Partners Real Estate for offers over $1.7 million. 13-17 Binda Place, Sorrento, on the Gold Coast, has a cellar set up for wine tastingsOn the Gold Coast, limestone floors flow under the cellar, office and library of 13-17 Binda Place, Sorrento, which is being sold by Nick L Zhang of Amir Prestige.An antler chandelier is the centrepiece of the cellar which is set up for wine-tasting and storage. A barrel-tasting table sits under the centrepiece, wine-tasting benches, and room for glasses and wine.The 2372sq m waterfront property also has a resort-style pool, and tennis court. 129 granite Belt Drive, Thulimbah, is owned by a syndication of wine lovers but is up for saleWine-tasting and tourism are on the turn in Queensland this weekend with up to 70,000 people heading to Stanthorpe in the Granite Belt region for the annual Apple and Grape Festival.In celebration of the classic Queensland crush, we’ve found three properties for sale that take wine-tasting to new depths, and yes, we’ve even found a winery on the market in case you’re considering a lifestyle change. The first Summit Estate winery was built in 2006A syndicate of Brisbane wine lovers currently own Summit Estate Wines at 291 Granite Belt Drive, Thulimbah, which is on the market for $875,000 plus stock and equipment.The first lines of grapes were planted on the 6.69 hectare property in 1997. The first wine was produced in 2000 and the winery was built in 2006.“You wouldn’t need to know anything,” Stanthorpe’s Cec Mann Real Estate Property Services agent Scott Mann said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36last_img read more

Guv lists extended ECQ travel restrictions

first_img* private vehicles – only one-half the seating capacity is allowed  * motorized bancas – passengers must be seated one meter apart “Dasig lang ‘ni ang 15 days. Indi kita maghalog. Sa baylo, maghugot pa gid kita sa pagpangudal kay amo ‘ni ang maayo para sa aton tanan,” said Defensor./PN * government officials and employees travelling in the pursuit of their functions The Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Quarantine were enjoined to enforce these travel restrictions. The previous ECQ ended on April 30. “We do not want to let our guards down,” said Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. * residents of Iloilo City and the province of Guimaras traveling to Iloilo   However, stressed the EO, there shall be shuttle services provided by municipalities stationed in their barangay exit points to transport ECQ pass holders to the poblacion area and those commuting on a daily basis to Iloilo City. The schedule of the shuttle services shall be determined by the municipal mayors.  Meanwhile, transportation not operating as public utility vehicles must observe the following social distancing measures:   Section 7, on the other hand, enjoined municipalities and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to suspend the operation of public transport under their respective jurisdictions.  * for pedicabs – only one passenger allowedcenter_img * tricycles – only two passengers (one at the front seat and one at the back seat), provided that the front and back seats shall have a divider made of nonporous material, such as wood or plastic * jeepneys – only one-half of their seating capacity is allowed; passengers must be seated one seat apart * buses – for a row for three passengers, only two is allowed; for a row of two passengers, only one is allowed * transport vans – only one-half of the seating capacity is allowed; passengers must be seated one seat apart There are, however, a few exemptions. In Executive Order (EO) No. 110 extending the ECQ to May 15, restrictions on travel do not cover the following: “Transportation or forwarding in the conduct of trade, delivery of social/humanitarian services, fishing/marine activities, scientific/academic pursuits, and such other essential purposes, shall not be hindered” also, stated Section 5 of EO 110. An abrupt loosening of restrictions on people’s movements could result to a spike in COVID-19 cases, warned Defensor. Under Section 6, persons who enter the province in violation of the travel restriction shall be placed under quarantine for 14 days. * for motorcycles – no back riders ILOILO – While allowing the reopening of establishments and industries related to agriculture, among others, under an extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the provincial government is maintaining travel restrictions. * medical personnel and health/humanitarian workers performing functions in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)last_img read more

Versailles Hometown IGA Store Closes

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. – The Versailles IGA is permanently closed due to the expiration of the lease.A sign on the door noted Sunday as the last day of business.Building owners Robert and Dotty Wood told the Versailles Republican that they anticipate opening another grocery store with the IGA brand at the same location.  They plan to retain most employees.The building owners are also working to bring a Mexican restaurant at the site of the former establishment, the newspaper reports.last_img

Norma Lee (Lockridge) Brown

first_imgNorma Lee (Lockridge) Brown, age 79, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 4, 1940, in Versailles, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Roy Roosevelt and Julia Edmona (Reynolds) Lockridge. She was raised in Versailles, Indiana, where she was a 1958 graduate of the Versailles High School. Norma was employed for RCA Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring after 30 years of service. She was also employed as a security officer for an Indianapolis International Airport for several years and for the Indianapolis Indians ball games for several years. She was a member of the Indianapolis Moose Lodge #17 and the Indianapolis American Legion. She attended the Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg, Indiana. Norma resided in the Switzerland County community for the past 10 years. Norma will be rememebered for her love of fishing. Norma passed away at 10:05 a.m., Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Norma will be missed by her son, Walter Lee Foster and his wife, Pamela of Madison, IN; her granddaughter, Amy (Foster) Thomas and her husband, Rick of Madison, IN; her grandson, Scotty Foster and his wife, Becky of Madison, IN; her great-grandchildren, Allison Rent, Christopher Rent, Alivia Foster and Isabella Kilborn and her nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Roosevelt and Julia Edmona (Reynolds) Lockridge; her sister, Dorothy Louise Furnish; her brother, Walter Lockridge; her half-sister, Margaret Clayton and her niece, Christy Louise Adams.Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino embraces talk of Tottenham title challenge

first_img Unbeaten since the opening day of the campaign, Spurs are fifth in the table and only four points behind league leaders Manchester City. Pochettino’s side have already played every team in the top six and their fixtures in December look kind, with West Brom, Newcastle, Southampton, Norwich and Watford to come before the end of the year. Press Association Tottenham’s priority is to secure Champions League football next season but as the more established challengers continue to stumble, there may be an opportunity to aim even higher. “If the people believe we are contenders I am happy because (it means) we have shown enough quality for that,” Pochettino said. “Agree or not agree we want to win the next game and take the three points. “I always believe in my squad and my players. I believe we can win.” The last time Spurs were considered contenders for the league title was 2011-12 when, under Harry Redknapp, the team found themselves just two points off the top in January. Redknapp wanted reinforcements in the transfer window but only Louis Saha and Ryan Nelsen arrived and Spurs collapsed, finishing fourth and missing out on the Champions League after Chelsea’s European triumph. Tottenham are likely to look for a striker next month to provide cover for Harry Kane but Pochettino believes it will be difficult to find the quality to strengthen the team. “We are in a moment where it is not easy to improve the squad, it is a very difficult job,” Pochettino said. “We are very happy with our squad. It is true always we can improve but we need to be clever, to analyse, and try to find the right player to add in the next transfer window or the summer. “When the level increases it is always difficult to find the right player to add and not break the balance. “Today we have a very good balance on and off the pitch. This is a very good thing for us.” On Saturday Tottenham visit West Brom, who demonstrated their threat by beating Arsenal 2-1 at home two weeks ago. “We will expect a very tough game. They are a very strong team, have a great manager. I have a great relationship with Tony,” Pochettino said. “We have to run a lot, play well with and without the ball to make a big effort to win the game.” Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed talk of Tottenham as title contenders this season as he believes it pays tribute to his team’s performances.last_img read more

Cricket News India in Australia: Sachin Tendulkar’s arrival, Rahul Dravid’s epic and Virat Kohli’s heartbreak

first_imgNew Delhi: Australia is considered the ultimate battleground when it comes to visiting teams. The fast and bouncy nature of wickets, the hostile crowds and an opposition that go for the kill every single time, overseas batsmen find it a daunting task.Read More | Not sure Virat Kohli’s Indian side best in last 15 years: Steve WaughHowever, despite the conditions, there have been several batsmen who have overcome the odds and stamped their class in Australia. India have had several batsmen who have attained legendary status due to their exploits Down Under. Virat Kohli’s side are bidding to become the first Indian side to win a Test series in Australia. Ahead of the tour, here are some memorable knocks by India’s batsmen in Tests.Read More | Lower order batting contributions key for success in Australia: Kohli1)      Sachin Tendulkar, 114, Perth 1992The ‘Master Blaster’ had already acquired a reputation when he slammed 148 in the Sydney Test. However, this knock at Perth put him on a different pedestal. Australia, up 3-0 in the five-Test series, put up 346 on the board thanks to a century from David Boon. In response, on a pitch becoming quicker and with the bowlers extracting plenty of bounce, Tendulkar counter-attacked in style to smash a century in tough conditions. Although India had lost the match by 300 runs, Tendulkar’s knock gave India plenty to cheer about.Read More | Virat Kohli and the Adelaide love affair: A match made in heaven2)      VVS Laxman, 167, Sydney 2000India were hammered in the first two Tests in Adelaide and Melbourne. Heading into the Sydney Test, India were staring down the barrel after being bowled out for 150. Australia smashed 552/4 declared with Justin Langer hitting a brilliant 223. VVS Laxman showed his mettle and played some sublime strokes to thrill the Australian spectators. He dominated all the bowlers on his way to 167. Although India lost the match by an innings and 141 runs and the series 3-0, Laxman’s knock was the first of many memorable knocks against the Australians.3)      Rahul Dravid, 233 and 72*, Adelaide 2003Australia were on top of their game at the start of the 21st century. Ricky Ponting blasted 242 to help the hosts reach 556. India were reduced to 85/4 before Rahul Dravid stepped up and played a knock for the ages. He shared a 303-run stand with Laxman and his partnerships with the tail helped India come closer to the target. His 233 was his highest score and he became only the second player since Ravi Shastri to score a double ton in Australia. Ajit Agarkar’s 6/41 bowled Australia out for 196, giving India a target of 230. In deteriorating conditions, Dravid once again steered the ship admirably to help India chase down the target and win by four wickets. This was India’s first win in Australia after 22 years and gave them immense belief.Read More |Down Under – The making of Virat Kohli, the modern legend4)      Virat Kohli, 115 and 141, Adelaide 2014It was like Virat Kohli vs Australia in an emotionally-charged Test in Adelaide. David Warner’s blazing 145, combined with Michael Clarke’s 128 and Steve Smith’s 162 helped Australia reach 517/7 declared. Kohli’s magnificent 115 helped India reach 444 while Warner blasted 102 in the second innings to set India a target of 364. Kohli was helped this time by Murali Vijay and at 242/2, India seemed on course to chase the target down. However, Vijay’s dismissal on 99 and a lower-middle collapse saw India squander the advantage. Kohli was still there on 141 but his dismissal saw India lose the game of 48 runs. It was one of the most heart-breaking losses for India but the knock stamped Kohli’s class.5)      Virender Sehwag 195, Melbourne 2003It was a knock that redefined aggression and audacity. On a challenging track in Melbourne, Virender Sehwag sustained some blows to the helmet at the start of a fiery spell by Brett Lee and survived a run-out. Once he had weathered the storm, Sehwag tore the Australian bowling apart. The right-hander peppered the Melbourne Cricket Ground with some magnificent hitting and his 195 included 25 fours and five sixes. He attempted to reach a double century with a six but fell short of the milestone. Although India lost the match, Sehwag had given aggression a totally different term. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Baseball Hall of Fame cancels July inductions due to coronavirus; Jeter, Walker, Sizemore, Miller to be honored in 2021

first_img April 29, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Fame cancels July inductions due to coronavirus; Jeter, Walker, Sizemore, Miller to be honored in 2021.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press center_img Baseball Hall of Fame cancels July inductions due to coronavirus; Jeter, Walker, Sizemore, Miller to be honored in 2021last_img read more

USC students travel to study intricacies of coral reefs

first_imgJim Haw, professor of chemistry and environmental sciences, will tell you not all the best research is done at a lab. In fact, some of the most important research can be done underwater.Underwater gaze · Mareika Vandeveer (left) and Sydney Morical lay transect in Guma as part of the Problems Without Passports program trip. – Photo courtesy of Jim Haw Haw and lecturer David Ginsburg led 24 USC students on a Problems Without Passports program this summer, conducting research on coral reefs and ocean environments from May 16 until June 4.The program was started last year with 14 students because of a lack of scuba regulators and buoyancy compensators, as well as safety and practicality issues.This year, the number of participants almost doubled after more equipment became available and interest grew.After enrolling in a four-unit course, part of the Maymester program, students spent one week at Catalina Island’s USC Wrigley Marine Science Center, one week in Guam and one week in Palau.The cost of the program was included with the spring semester’s tuition, but most students received $2,500 in a summer undergraduate research fund scholarship toward travel expenses for participation in the program.“The course prepares students to participate in a real scientific expedition where they perform scientific measurements underwater in remote, exotic and threatened marine coastal environments,” Haw said. “It is a very ambitious goal.”Participants enrolled in the program either through a personal invitation or by showing interest and submitting an application.“I heard about it in my ENST 100  [Introduction to Environmental Studies] class when Dr. Haw came to tell us about it” said Kirstie Jones, a junior majoring in environmental studies and who participated in the program. “I was immediately attracted to it because I thought it would be a really unique thing not only to travel to those places but also to learn how to scuba dive.”Though students began their research at the time of their travel, training for the trip began in the first week of the spring semester. Students began doing routine pool sessions in March and spent most of their weekends in April at Catalina Island.During the actual travel, each day consisted of various lectures and recreational activities including hiking, meeting endangered species, kayaking, snorkeling and diving. Dives were often monitored by Gerry Smith, USC dive safety officer, and Tom Carr, a USC hyperbaric chamber volunteer, experienced scuba instructor and a reserve captain in the Riverside County sheriff’s office.“Most of the dives on Palau contributed data sets to a government conservation program,” Haw said. “Those dives were made on reefs that no one, and I mean no one, is allowed on for any purpose [other than for] permitted research activities only.”Underwater research consisted of transecting — observing, recording and determining change in the ocean’s environment through a given path. Students also surveyed Micronesia’s biodiversity and encountered World War II debris and sharks along the way.“I learned the basics of research diving such as learning how to use transect lines, underwater slates, and quadrants to count and survey invertebrates and substrate,” Jones said. “I also learned that coral reefs in Guam are threatened by a military buildup that would involve dredging 70 acres of coral to make way for a U.S. aircraft carrier.”Last year’s participants were required to keep an online blog of their experiences through USC. This spring, Scientific American expressed interest in student’s experiences and picked up on their posts.Emilie Moore, a senior majoring in environmental studies, who also participated in the program, recalls her most memorable experience during her group’s last dive on Palau’s famous Ulong channel.“We swam with great reef sharks, sea turtles and manta rays while drifting over 200-year-old coral formations,” she said. “I plan to directly use the experiences from this trip in my summer work with a Venice-based marine consulting group.”According to Haw, almost all of the students who participated this summer now have complete American Academy of Underwater Sciences Scientific Diver certifications. They are all also being issued at least two recreational diving cards.“We are all like a family after our experiences,” Moore said.last_img read more

SU football opponent preview: Wake Forest

first_img Published on September 11, 2015 at 6:06 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Key playersJohn Wolford became the first true freshman to start all 12 games in a season for Wake Forest in 2014 and set school records for most attempts, completions, yards, touchdown passes and completion percentage by a true freshman quarterback. In Wake Forest’s first game of the season, he accounted for 386 of the team’s 591 yards, including a 70-yard run.Brandon Chubb is Wake Forest’s active career leader in tackles and was second on the team with 109 tackles in 2014. Chubb was on the Rotary Lombardi Award preseason watch list for the nation’s best lineman or linebacker.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBig numbersThe Demon Deacons lost all six of their road games in 2014, including a 43-3 beating at Florida State. The closest they came to a win was a season-opening 17-10 loss at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.Wake Forest allowed just 151 yards — 100 yards passing and 51 yards rushing — in a 41-3 win over Elon last week.Statistical ComparisonHere’s a comparison of Syracuse and Wake Forest’s numbers this year.Syracuse-Wake Forest | Create infographics Comments Overviewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Laois hurling manager steps down

first_imgIt follows the departure of Seamus “Cheddar” Plunkett.The Portlaoise man quit after two players featured in a club challenge game against his wishes this week.last_img