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Edge Hill will always be a popular spot to live or invest in Cairns

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgExploring a remnant section of the rain forest (that once covered the Cairns area) at the Cairns Botanic Gardens.HOME to Cairns’ suburban cafe scene, city-fringe rainforest hikes and the Cairns Botanic Gardens, Edge Hill will always be a popular spot to live or invest.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor revealed the suburb, along with Freshwater, Parramatta Park, Caravonica and Brinsmead were posting some of the region’s best real estate returns with the biggest gains in value over the past five years.The annual median sale of houses in Edge Hill was $503,500, with the median sale price a year ago coming in slightly less at $502,500.Over 12 months there was not much movement — an increase of 0.2 per cent — but over the past five years, the annual median sale price has jumped 23.7 per cent from $407,000.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoEdge Hill has been a longstanding premier suburb of Cairns — it has always been a sought-after suburb for families and young professionals wanting to be close to town, yet far enough away from the city’s hustle and bustle.It is mainly residential in nature, but is also home to the Tanks Arts Centre and Centenary Lakes.Once a semirural area of market gardens, small dairy farms and cane fields, Edge Hill has evolved into one of the region’s most vibrant entertainment and dining hubs outside of the CBD. The suburb’s proximity to shops, schools and the Cairns Airport is perhaps its biggest drawcard. For those who enjoy getting out into nature, the popular Red, Blue, Green and Yellow Arrow walking tracks through Mt Whitfield Conservation Park also add to the suburb’s appeal.Professionals Edge Hill principal and director Billy Gartner has said buyers and investors are willing to pay a premium for property with an Edge Hill address.last_img read more

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Mother gives birth, gets a hospital leave pass to bid at auction

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first_img 21 Wyangan Valley Way, Mudgeeraba sold under the hammer to a new mother. Great buying: the couple didn’t want to miss out on this sprawling Mudgeeraba residence. There is a kitchen with granite benches within the open floor plan that flows out to a deck and dry bar.It also features a study, games room, workshop and a triple garage.“It’s in Clover Hill Estate so it’s a higher end of the scale sale,” Ms Walsh said.“It attracted a lot of potential buyers who had children in nearby schools as it’s a prominent schooling belt.”Ms Walsh said she still had plenty of potential buyers despite fears surrounding the coronavirus.“Everybody understands where the coronavirus situation is sitting however we are still selling property — people feel safe to invest and buy property for the long term,” she said.“People still want to buy homes for their families.” 21 Wyangan Valley Way, Mudgeeraba sold to a young family. Entertain in style.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago 21 Wyangan Valley Way, Mudgeeraba attracted plenty of attention in the lead up to the auction. Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal marketed the property which sold for $1.05 million under the hammer.Ms Walsh said the couple inspected the property before the birth of their twins.“She didn’t want to miss out on the house so has come out of hospital to bid and returned to hospital,” Ms Walsh said.The three-level sanctuary sits on a 1048sq m block of land surrounded by bushland. MORE NEWS: Coronavirus cancels 4000-strong real estate conferencecenter_img Gold Coast suburbs rank in top 20 A mother got a leave pass from hospital to come and buy her dream family home.“A lovely couple who have just had baby twins got a leave pass from hospital to come and buy their dream family home at 21 Wyangan Valley Rd, Mudgeeraba,” he posted on Facebook.“I’ve conducted a lot of auctions and I’ve never seen a mother bidding at auction with a bidding paddle in one hand and a hospital wrist band on the other. “Signed contracts and straight back to her babies.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:11 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 Rate1xFullscreenAutumn National Market Update02:12A new Gold Coast mum of twins went to extraordinary lengths to secure her dream home days after giving birth to twins in hospital.Auctioneer Dane Atherton conducted the auction of a six-bedroom Mudgeeraba house on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Norway, IMO Join Forces on Reducing Shipping’s GHG Emissions

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first_imgThe International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Norwegian government have launched a new project that will aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.Dubbed GreenVoyage-2050, the project was launched on May 13 and will initiate and promote global efforts to demonstrate and test technical solutions for reducing GHG emissions.Another aim of the project is to enhance knowledge and information sharing to support the IMO GHG reduction strategy.GreenVoyage-2050 will run for an initial two-year period, with over 50 countries in 14 sub-regions across the globe expected to take part. Strategic partners from the private sector will contribute expertise and experience.The project will also build capacity in developing countries, including small island developing states (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs), to fulfill their commitments to meet climate-change and energy-efficiency goals for international shipping.Initially, eight countries, from five high-priority regions (Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Latin America and Pacific), are expected to take pilot roles, to pursue and undertake actions at the national level.The Norwegian government will support the project with NOK 10 million (USD 1.1 million) for the initial two years. Subject to government approval, Norway will commit to providing additional funding for 2020 and for the subsequent years of the project to achieve the overall goals.According to IMO, GreenVoyage-2050 will eventually be scaled-up vertically, to include more technology demonstration and infrastructure efforts, and horizontally, to have more pilot countries joining the project, through mobilizing additional resources.Partnerships with existing programs, such as Norway’s Green Shipping Program, will be explored, it was further said.last_img read more

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Shanghai Shenhua give Ighalo condition to extend Man Utd loan deal

By on September 24, 2020

first_img It has been reported that Shanghai Shenhua will allow Ighalo’s loan deal to be extended as far as January, but only if the player ties down his future in China until 2024 in a deal worth £400,000 a week. read also:Ighalo’s agent confirms ‘very close’ to Man Utd agreement The striker is currently under contract until 2022 in Shanghai but the club are desperate to top his deal up with a further two years before they allow him to stay – and potentially impress – in the Premier League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Shanghai Shenhua are willing to allow Odion Ighalo to see out the Premier League season with a loan deal. Ighalo has impressed at Old Trafford His contract with Manchester United is due to expire on Sunday. Talks are ongoing over whether he will remain in England or leave to head back to China, but Sky Sports are reporting that his parent club have come up with a solution.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?Top 6 Iconic Supercar MoviesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Existlast_img read more

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Shute, Thornton lead parade of champions

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Qualifying feature winners Todd Shute and Ricky Thornton Jr. were two of the four Modified drivers with IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champion­ships already on their resumes who punched tickets to 2017’s big dance Friday night.2007 champion Shute of Des Moines topped the first qualifier at Boone Speedway while defend­ing king Thornton of Chandler, Ariz., outran 2011 champ Richie Gustin of Gilman in the second show. 2009 champion Randy Havlik of Ankeny was fourth.Shute drew the pole start and led start to finish. He ran three wide with lapped traffic in the final circuits, winning in front of Justin Auringer of Evansdale, Jay Noteboom of Hinton and Jeremy Mills of Garner.“It’s been 10 years since I was on this stage. There was a great field of drivers behind me,” Shute said post-race. “I can’tDefending champion Ricky Thornton Jr. topped Friday’s second Modified qualifying feature at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. He had become the first Arizona driver to make to Stock Car main the previous night. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photog­raphy)believe this is happening.”Thornton, who’d been disqualified in post-race tech on Thursday, led the last 21 laps of the night­cap, which saw Gustin motor all the way from 26th starting to a transfer spot in just 11 laps. Havlik caught Jordy Nelson for fourth at the finish line.“The car was real good,” said Thornton, also qualified for the Saturday night Stock Car champion­ship event. “I peeked and saw him (Gustin) coming. I ran through the middle and tried to run as hard as I could.”Top four qualifiers from each Friday feature advance to the outside row of Saturday’s main event. The final nine cars will be added in last-chance races.Noteboom is now an 11-time qualifier while Shute starts his career 10th Saturday show. Havlik made the Modified main for the eighth time, Auringer for the seventh, Mills for the sixth, Gustin and Thornton both for the fifth and Alvarado for the second.1st qualifying feature – 1. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 2. Justin Auringer, Evansdale; 3. Jay Note­boom, Hinton; 4. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 5. Chris Mills, Sioux City; 6. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; 7. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 8. Russ Dickerson, Boone; 9. Mike Jergens, Plover; 10. Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; 11. Cody Laney, Torrance; 12. Stacey Mills, Webb; 13. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 14. Chad Ten Naple, Sioux City; 15. Eric Tomlinson, Robinson, Texas; 16. Le­land Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev.; 17. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 18. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 19. Tanner Black, Great Bend, Kan.; 20. Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; 21. Dan Menk, Franklin,Minn.; 22. Todd Inman, Altoona; 23. Tony Snyder, Readlyn; 24. Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; 25. An­thony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; 26. Joel Bushore, Boone; 27. Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; 28. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.2nd qualifying feature – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 2. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 3. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 4. Randy Havlik, Ankeny; 5. Jordy Nelson, Marysville, Kan.; 6. Scott Ho­gan, Vinton; 7. Tyler Sutton, Beloit, Kan.; 8. Justin O’Brien, West Union; 9. Richard Michael Jr., Ischua, N.Y.; 10. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; 11. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 12. Clinton Luel­len, Minburn; 13. Chad Clancy, Polo, Mo.; 14. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas; 15. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 16. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City; 17. Bob Moore, Sioux City; 18. Kyle Strickler, Moores­ville, N.C.; 19. Nick Deal, Harlan; 20. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; 21. Mike VanGen­deren, Newton; 22. Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; 23. Jerry Wren, Howard Lake, Minn.; 24. Ben Kraus, Kanawa; 25. Kent Croskey, Fort Dodge; 26. Todd Cooney, Des Moines; 27. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M; 28. Bruce Egeland, Marshall, Minn. Todd Shute will race for a career second IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s championship after winning the first of two Modified qualifying features Friday at Boone Speed­way. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)last_img read more

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Top Stories of 2018 Volume I

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first_imgBatesville, In. — The battle against drugs intensifies The proliferation of narcotics continued in southeastern Indiana, with a trend change. Officials say the supply of very potent and relatively cheap crystal methamphetamine from Mexico began to surge.As a result, efforts have been made to develop a “continuum of care.” Police continue to use all tools available to get drug dealers while providing feedback to lawmakers, care providers and peers to increase their efficiency.State lawmakers also passed a bill that would fund a treatment facility within a one hour car ride from anywhere in the Hoosier state.Rising Sun, Rabbit Hash Ferry back in businessFor the first time in many years, the Rising Sun to Rabbit Hash Ferry reopened. Before the previous ferry, the Mildred sank in 1945, residents used the ferry to travel for work, shopping, church and to visit loved ones.The ferry can take 10 vehicles per trip, three times an hour. The Rising Star Casino funded the estimated cost of about $1.7 million.The ferry runs every 15 minutes, seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.Rising Sun to Rabbit Hash – 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. (Sun – Thurs) and 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. (Fri – Sat).Rabbit Hash to Rising Sun – 8:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sun – Thurs) and 8:15 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Fri -Sat).The cost per car is $5 one-way or $8 for round-trip. There are different rates for motorcycles, bicycles and larger vehicles.Neighbors hit the ‘kill switch’ on Batesville racing venture Infinite Speed owners, Eddie Perry and Steve Miller along with partners Shorty Whittington and John Whittington brought a new style of racing to the Batesville Airport for a short run.One-half mile racing was conducted on the moth-balled runway featuring cars like Vipers, Corvettes, Porsches, Nissans and Lamborghinis. They all range from 500 to 2,000 horsepower. The cars are completely street legal in all cases. The cars range in value from $60,000 to $300,000.The events had a spectator capacity of about 200 people but were stopped following public outcry about noise at the airport, safety and accessibility for neighboring property owners.Changes, upgrades at the Batesville Fire Department Officials in Batesville invested about $1 million in the fire department.A fire early in the year, destroyed an ambulance and damaged the interior of the building. That led to the purchase of a new ambulance and a commercial cleaning of the inside. An insurance policy held by the city paid for the replacement of the ambulance.City leaders approved the purchase of a low-profile apparatus to use south of the railroad tracks due to increased rail traffic.About $600,ooo was allocated for a new roof and façade for the existing building and a new training and storage facility behind the fire station.-0-Orange Barrels galoreThere were millions of dollars in road construction completed.The eastbound lanes of I-74 were completely reconstructed from New Point to Sunman. Crews removed the old asphalt and replaced the pavement with full-depth concrete pavement. The westbound lanes will be reconstructed in 2019. The total value of the project is $61 million.Progress on the Lincoln Street reconstruction project In Greensburg was stymied by excessive summer rains and a pre-Thanksgiving blast of winter that left the city covered with a glaze of ice. Contractors continue to work as weather allows.There was also paving, curb and sidewalk work in downtown as well as bridge work on U.S. 421 kept motorists on their toes.last_img read more

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Several Injured in Three-Vehicle Accident

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first_imgBrookville, IN—On Saturday, Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene of a personal injury accident on U.S. 52.  Upon arrival, Deputies discovered that there were three vehicles involved and several people were injured.Through the course of the investigation, Deputies determined that John H. Lockridge II, age 40, of Brookville, was operating a 2010 Harley Davidson.  Lockridge was traveling eastbound on U.S. 52 when he collided into the rear of a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt being driven by Taylor A. Stewart, age 18 of Brookville.  Lockridge was thrown from his motorcycle.Stewart told Deputies that she was stopped to make a left-hand turn into a private driveway when her vehicle was struck in the rear by Lockridge’s vehicle.  Upon collision, Stewart’s vehicle was forced into the westbound lane where it was struck in the passenger’s side by an oncoming 2014 Jeep Compass being driven by Darrell R. Haas, age 58 of Brookville.Both Stewart’s and Haas’ vehicle continued off the north side of the roadway.  According to witness statements, it did not appear that Lockridge had noticed the Chevrolet making the left turn.Lockridge was flown by Stat Flight medical helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where he is listed in critical condition.  A 15 yo passenger in Stewart’s vehicle, was transported by Fayette County E.M.S. to McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford, Ohio, for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.  Stewart was taken by private vehicle to a local Urgent Care for precautionary measures.  Haas and a passenger in his vehicle were taken by private vehicle to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the accident.  Deputies determined that the occupants in Stewart’s vehicle and Haas’ vehicle were wearing their seatbelts.  Lockridge was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.last_img read more

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Cavani would relish Mourinho chance

By on September 21, 2020

first_img Press Association The 26-year-old Napoli striker is a reported target for the Barclays Premier League club, who have reinstated Mourinho at Stamford Bridge after a six-year absence, while Manchester City have also been linked with an approach for Serie A’s top scorer. Speaking at Uruguay’s pre-Confederations Cup retreat in Brazil, Cavani told Sky Sports News: “The Special One? It would be a pleasure to be managed by someone like him.” Edinson Cavani would relish the chance to work with returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and has admitted talking to other clubs about a summer move.center_img Cavani is among the most highly rated strikers in Europe having hit 29 goals for Napoli in the 2012-13 season and, despite being under contract at the Stadio San Paolo until 2017, he confessed he would enjoy linking up with Portuguese Mourinho in London. The Uruguayan would also consider collaborating with Chilean tactician Manuel Pellegrini, who claims to have a verbal agreement in place to become City’s next manager. He added: “Chelsea? I don’t know if they’ve made an offer for me but I know that working for a coach like Pellegrini or Mourinho would be a great pleasure It would certainly be a great honour to join one of the illustrious teams that are looking at me because I dreamed about doing that as a child. At the moment, though, I am only focused on Uruguay.” Cavani will definitely make a connection with a one-time Chelsea boss when he returns for pre-season training with Napoli, given Rafael Benitez has agreed to take control at San Paolo from the beginning of July. The Spaniard spent seven months as interim boss in west London and his first task will be trying to persuade the prolific Uruguayan to prolong his three-year stint in Naples. “I don’t know if Benitez’s arrival could affect my future,” Cavani added. “Today I have a contract with Napoli but, at the same time, I’m talking to other teams. “Things are bit uncertain at the moment. The only certain thing is that I belong to Napoli and I’m concentrating on Uruguay because we have a tough tournament like the Confederations Cup. After these engagements I will think about my future.” last_img read more

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Bucksport looks to continue softball dynasty in 2017

By on September 20, 2020

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Mike Carrier sits on edge of the stage in Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium. It’s a Friday afternoon practice for the Bucksport softball team, and his players are at various corners of the gym working on different skills.Near the bleachers, four players are hitting volleyballs off tees as pitcher Kate Saunders works on her delivery. At the other end of the gym, the team is hitting balls from a pitching machine Carrier built years ago.It’s the second week of practice amidst a stretch during which many have been canceled because of bad weather, but at Bucksport, you wouldn’t know it. Sure, the team has some offseason cobwebs to brush away, but it’s already back in the swing of things.“They know the drill,” Carrier says. “We’ve been doing this for a long time. It’s all about the timing and fundamentals.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport is a sports town, and softball is one of the reasons why. The Golden Bucks boast seven state championships overall and have won three state titles and five regional titles since 2011. Under Carrier, who coached the Golden Bucks to their 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2015 state championships, the Golden Bucks have amassed a 423-71 record.Carrier is quick to deflect the team’s success to the system the Golden Bucks have had in place over the years. Bucksport’s youth program has helped the team produce strong players for years, and the passion and knowledge for the game the program produces has his players ready for the varsity level as soon as they reach the high school ranks.“We have a committed group of hard-working players every year, and they represent their community with pride,” Carrier said. “We have a great tradition, and I’ve worked with some great players and assistant coaches over the years. … Everyone wants to keep that going.”Bucksport finished the 2016 season with a 19-2 record and a Northern Maine championship. In the regular season, the Golden Bucks recorded wins of 25-1, 16-4, 12-0, 12-1 and multiple wins of 17-0 and 14-0. Its only losses came May 18 against Orono and in the state title game against Madison.In addition to Saunders, the Golden Bucks will return four infielders from last year’s Northern Maine title-winning team. Expectations will be high once again, and there’s plenty of hope that the team can add another shiny championship trophy next to the three recent ones that sit right outside the gymnasium.“I don’t know if I’d say we’re out for revenge or anything like that, but I think we have a lot talent and experience and are ready for another good year,” Bucksport’s Darian Jellison said. “When you don’t win it, you always want to do one better, and I think we can do that.”In the middle of the gym, Jellison and her teammates take turns swinging at the pitching machine inside a large net. Unlike the real softballs they’ll be hitting when the regular season starts, these are tennis balls, and they make it much harder for batters to make contact.“[Coach Carrier] has had that thing forever,” Jellison said. “When you can even hit the smaller balls, you’re able to get your bat placement better so you can hit the real-sized ones we see in games.”Carrier knows how to get the most out of his players. One of the school’s best athletes all year has been Tina Hjelle, an exchange student from Norway who averaged over a goal per game for the girls’ soccer team last fall and played basketball in the winter. Carrier wanted her to try softball.It wasn’t easy at first. Hjelle, Carrier said, had “never even seen a softball” before coming to the U.S. Nevertheless, her speed and athleticism have already given her the chance to make an impact at games and practices. She nearly had a base hit in the team’s 6-3 preseason win against Ellsworth on Tuesday, but her line drive was robbed by the first baseman.“She’s catching on so fast,” Jellison said of Hjelle. “She’s really speedy, and with Coach’s help, she’s already hitting the ball a lot of the time.”The team is positioned to win beyond 2017, too. Jellison and Saunders are both juniors, as are Maggie Bires and MaKenzie Smith. All four made significant contributions on last year’s team and have two seasons left to play.“We have a bright future and are ready to keep winning,” Saunders said. “It’s a privilege to play for this program, and none of us are going to take it for granted.” Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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WIFBSC/GuyanaNRA 150th Shoot: Fullbore captain Persaud stays ahead despite shaky day

By on September 19, 2020

first_imgFULLBORE captain Mahendra Persaud can afford no mistakes today when the final day of the Individual competition in the West Indies Full Bore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Championships and GuyanaNRA 150th Anniversary shoot recommences at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.The local ace leads the overall aggregate for the X class shooters after two days by one point with 264 points and 27 Vs over Ireland’s David Calvert with 263 and 24 Vs and second day winner and Irishman Alexander Gill.Gill shot a possible 135 and 11 Vs over the three ranges of 500, 600 and 1000 yards to draw level with Calvert at the end of the second day yesterday.Persaud was a sneeze shy of Monday’s performance, finishing with a total of 130 and 13 Vs to Calvert’s 132 and 14 Vs and Gill’s possible.At the 500-yard range it was Andrew Paul William Daw of England who took the top shot with 35 and Vs. Calvert, England’s Bruce Joseph Winney and Persaud finished second, third and fourth on countbacks after each man fell just a V short. Gill finished one V bull short.Onto the 600 and Gill shot a 50 with 4 Vs ahead of Canada’s Gary Cassidy who posted a 49 with 4 Vs while Guyana’s Lennox Brathwaite finished third just two Vs behind.Calvert with a 48 and 6 Vs was fourth with Charlotte Alice Staples of England fifth with Persaud finishing 46 with 4 Vs down the order at 10th.Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud holds a slim lead heading into today’s third day of the WIFBSC/GuyanaNRA 150th Anniversary shoot. (Stephan Sookram photo)At the 900-yard ranges, National vice-captain Dylan Fields made the best use of the tricky Timehri ranges to come out on top with a 50 and 7 Vs.He pipped Jack Alexander of Ireland who was just one V short (50, 6Vs) with Gill (50, 4Vs) third, Phillip James Chapman-Sheath of England fourth (50, 1V) and Persaud fifth (49, 5Vs).In the O class, Trinidad’s Varma Rambarran leads the way with 251 and 17 Vs while Roberto Tiwari sits second with 248 and 10 VsThe third day starts today at 09:00hrs at the 300-, 600- and 1000-yard ranges.last_img read more

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