Titans hooker plays it safe as Palm Beach pad goes to auction

first_img Culture Kings owners list riverfront mansion The two-level residence at 35 Twenty Fifth Ave, Palm Beach will be put to auction.Selling a house can be a stressful experience at the best of times, even more so when the owner is subject to a COVID-19 bubble. Gold Coast Titans rugby league player Nathan Peats has been juggling the logistics of putting his Palm Beach property to market while adhering to strict NRL guidelines which prohibit any contact outside of home and training. “When the agent comes I have to take off in my car until it’s finished,” said Mr Peats, who shares the home with wife Jade and their sons Leyton, 5, and Harlen-Reign, 3.“I don’t think I’ll even be able to attend the auction.” Jade and Nathan Peats with their sons Harlen-Reign, 3, and Leyton, 5 at their wedding on the Gold Coast last year. Photo: Atomicbutterfly Gold CoastThe four-bedroom house at 35 Twenty Fifth Ave has been home for the past three years for the Peats, who married at Gilston Manor last year and are expecting their third child in October. One block back from the beach and a short walk to Tallebudgera Creek, the property’s location has been ideal for a young family. “It’s a great place to bring kids up and we definitely want to come back,” Mr Peats said. “It’s a cracking suburb and we’re at the quieter end so it’s really a top spot.” The new deck is ideal for entertaining family and friends.The auction campaign, being handled by LJ Hooker’s Jo Elwin, comes after five seasons with the Titans for 30-year-old Peats who is keeping all options open come September. “I’m not too sure what the future holds,” he said.“We just thought selling the house would make it easier to transition, be that to another club here [in Australia] or overseas I just don’t know yet.” MORE: Gold Coast’s newest interactive playgroundcenter_img The kitchen is modern and spacious.Modern and open plan inside, the couple has made improvements including a new entertaining deck and atro turf for easy maintenance. “You can open the doors up, turn on the surround sound and enjoy a beer on the deck while the kids are in the pool,” said Mr Peats. Having two main living areas has been a bonus, but it’s the man cave that the hooker will miss the most. “I’ve got a big lounge in there with Foxtel, a pool table and a fridge for the drinks,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Sellers happy with higher than expected prices The family entertainer is close to the beach and Tallebudgera Creek.The Sydney-born hooker made his NRL debut with South Sydney and went on to play three seasons with Paramatta before signing with the Titans in 2016. Career highlights include five appearances with the Indigenous All Stars and donning the NSW jersey in the 2017 State of Origin series.The onsite auction is scheduled for noon on Saturday, 29 August.last_img read more

Clippers coach meets with angry employees

first_imgLos Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, answers questions during a pregame news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clippers coach Doc Rivers said employees on the team’s business side considered not working for the franchise after owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments were exposed a week ago.Rivers met with team employees who were still upset and angry Friday morning, several days after Sterling was banned for life from the NBA.“What I witnessed today, you realize this thing has touched a lot of people,” Rivers said hours later at the Clippers’ training complex in Playa Vista. “The people that didn’t do anything are being harmed by this, and I wish we could find the right solution, and I don’t have it.”Rivers made the trip downtown at the request of other top executives with the Clippers, who will play the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series Saturday night.Instead of preparing for the biggest game of the season, Rivers spent the morning at the Clippers’ team offices, listening to employees in ticket sales, marketing and other departments who took the brunt of public backlash against the Clippers in phone calls and other contact with the public.“They really haven’t had a lot of people talking to them,” Rivers said of the team employees. “It was really hard to see them. I didn’t realize. Ticket people, marketing people, and they’re sitting there crying, and I felt so bad for them. I was thinking, ‘My God, we’ve been in this thing as players and as the coaches.’ You forget that these are the people that are on the front line, and they work for the organization, too.”When asked why he made the trip at such a crucial time for his basketball team, Rivers said: “There was a need.”“I can’t share everything, but it was important that I did it today, let’s put it that way,” the coach added. “They’re just like our players. I’ll say this much: Our players thought about not working. So did our employees, and they still felt that way. They needed somebody to ask them to continue to work and support us. So we’re still trying to put this thing together.”Rivers has been on the Clippers’ bench for less than a year, but the veteran NBA coach and player has emerged as the public face of the franchise during Sterling’s ouster. Rivers also is the Clippers’ senior vice president for basketball operations, giving him a voice in personnel decisions.Sterling acquired the coach from the Boston Celtics last June in a trade for a first-round pick in the 2015 draft, signing him to a contract paying him a reported $7 million per year.Rivers won an NBA title in 2008 and reached two NBA finals during nine seasons as the Celtics’ coach. He coached just over four seasons with the Orlando Magic before taking over in Boston.He also had a 13-season playing career for four franchises, even playing one season for Sterling with the Clippers in 1991-92.Rivers refused to meet with Sterling shortly after the comments were made public, openly acknowledging his personal conflict about continuing with the club. He has been praised for his frankness and leadership during the crisis, but Rivers is reluctant to take credit.“I don’t know if I’m doing a good job,” he said. “I’m just doing my job. We didn’t know this was coming. Last time I met (with team employees) was before the season, and we talked about our goals as a group, being a championship team and a championship organization. They just felt like now, we’ve been knocked back down and we have to start all over again, and I told them, ‘Yeah, you’re right, you do.’ There’s no quick solution to this. … We’ve got to redo it, and I told them that.“I told them I want to be there for them as much as I can, but it’s hard.”last_img read more

Leafs ride netminder Marcus Beesley to 1-0 win over Rockies

first_imgThe Marcus Beesley deal is paying instant dividends to the Nelson Leafs.The Prince George native stopped 15 shots to backstop the Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Columbia Valley Rockies in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win allowed Nelson to regain the lead in Murdoch Division standings. Nelson leads the Castlegar Rebels by two points and is three in front of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Castlegar did not play Friday but is back on the ice Saturday hosting the same Rockies.Beaver Valley outlasted Spokane Braves 9-4 Friday in Fruitvale.Beesley, who came to the Leafs in cash deal from the Kamloops Storm, had very little work to do in a game that was over in record time — the Zamboni hit the NDCC Arena ice for the second-period cleaning a little more than an hour after the 7 p.m. opening face-off.However, the former Leaf goalie came up big when he had to in frustrating the Rockies shooters.The only goal of the game came from an unlikely source as Kyler Wilkinson beat Columbia Valley netminder Stewart Pratt midway throughout the second period. Nelson finished the game out shooting Columbia Valley 29-15.The Leafs return to action Sunday in Spokane.Big guns continue to fill net for HawksRyan Edwards continues to fill the net for the Hawks after returning to play hockey after serving a suspension by the Trail Smoke Eaters.Edwards finished with five points while Dallas Calvin added four points to power the Hawks past the Braves 9-4 in Fruitvale.Edwards had 13 points in three games for the Hawks.Calvin has also been on fire, currently riding a 13-game scoring streak. During that span the Trail native has accumulated 40 points.Spokane and Beaver Valley play the back half of the home-and-home series Saturday in the Lilac City.last_img read more

Ebola Claims Catholic Hospital’s Chief Admin

first_imgThe Daily Observer was told on Saturday, August 2, that the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Chief Administrator, Bro/Dr. Patrick Nshamdze, has died, having contracted the deadly Ebola virus disease at least three weeks ago. He died Friday, August 1; he was 57.There were tears Saturday, August 2, at the Christ The King Catholic Church in Gaye Town when news filtered in that Bro Patrick has succumbed to the virus. He was very attached to the church and its members.Dr. Nshamdze, who preferred to be called “Bro. Patrick”, was from Cameroon and a member of the Catholic Community—Brothers of St. John of God. Bro. Patrick was one of the missionaries assigned at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Congo Town. He was one of those very reliable medical practitioners, who kept the hospital intact and running.One Catholic source, who preferred to remain anonymous told the Observer that Bro Patrick had contracted the disease from a pregnant lady, who had been transferred from another health facility to the hospital. According to this source, the lady, who too, has died of the virus, came bleeding and it was Bro. Patrick, who had worked on her.“When Bro. Patrick was told that this lady had died from Ebola, he broke down, because he had had direct contact with her,” our source said.The Observer was told by other high-placed sources within the Catholic Church that the Church had requested his remains to be interred differently so that the Church and his relatives can one day pay homage to him but their plead was not granted as he was “dumped in a mass grave” containing at least 25 other victims, in Johnsonville, outside Monrovia.Very nearby the grave in which he and others were “dumped”, lay plywood billboards, indicating all of those buried in that mass grave.News filtered in late last night that Spain, which provides bulk of the hospital’s supports, was making plans to “evacuate” all the remaining missionary sisters and brothers assigned at the hospital.If this happens, it could be a deadly blow to the struggling health sector and nation at-large, grappling with the Ebola outbreak, which has claimed so many lives in Liberia. The St. Joseph Catholic Hospital is partially closed at the moment; this would be one last blow to finally close the hospital indefinitely.The Observer was told that the Catholic Church is expected to meet today to discuss these grave matters, including Bro. Patrick’s death.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wildcats to hold Bottle Drive Saturday

first_imgThe Fort St John Wildcats are having a bottle drive on sat oct 25 from 11:00 – 4:00, so if everyone could leave their bottles on the step we could pick them up. And if anyone has any questions please feel free to call 785 -2759. This is to help with ice times and for the painting of our bus and if anyone else wants to play in PCFHL this year we still have room and we are still taking donation to help us out for ice and you can contact Paul at the same number or leave a message if there is no answer- Advertisement –last_img read more

Gabrielle presents an amazing €11,270 to Donegal Down Syndrome

first_imgThe Donegal Down Syndrome has gained a major boost with a donation of €11,270 from the proceeds of Gabrielle’s Diary Ball.Social diarist Gabrielle McMonagle hosted a successful fundraiser in March to bring 400 people together in support of a strong local cause.The charity ball in the Clanree Hotel was a special celebration of diversity and inclusion, while many members of the Donegal Down Syndrome Association starred as special guests and dancers on the night. This year’s ball was Gabrielle’s 10th charity event. Once again, it brought a large community of businesses and individuals together in support of the chosen cause.Gabrielle caught up with her friends in DDS on Thursday to proudly present them with the grand total raised.L-R: Gina Grant, Sinead McDevitt, Gabrielle McMonagle, Sheila McMenamin and Gearoid Melvin from the Donegal Down Syndrome Association, with little Seanie McMenamin at the frontThe money is sure to go a long way in supporting members and their families across Donegal.The Donegal Down Syndrome branch is a parent-led group with more than 160 members. They provide speech therapy and parent support, along with annual events and community awareness initiatives. Gabrielle McMonagle presents €11,270 to the Donegal Down Syndrome Association Gabrielle presents an amazing €11,270 to Donegal Down Syndrome was last modified: April 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Down SyndromeGABRIELLE’S DIARYlast_img read more

Using Your Mobile Phone as a Proximity Sensor

first_imgIn the concept video, distance measurements are used to determine proximity and do things such as enable/disable a laptop, find a lost teddy bear, enable access in a hospital room for a doctor, identify nearby patient info and then download the correct records to the doctor, and advise of approaching friends. Other concepts shown in the video include an in-store location application guide for shoppers, proximity of tagged clothing, and information transfer capability with patient data.The functionality shown by DecaWave is still emerging. Probably the most likely place we’ll see sensor data make an impact in the short-term is on our roads. Using your mobile phone, you could get a real-time update of traffic conditions via sensors embedded in the road. This possibility excites even those who don’t currently use the Mobile Internet. In a recent report on mobile internet usage, checking real time travel updates was listed by 33% of respondents as “the most interesting to those that don’t currently use mobile internet.”Over the next few years, expect to see sensor-driven data add to the functionality and breadth of mobile phone location platforms. Let us know your thoughts. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web As Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote earlier, “where you are” has became a platform to build added value on top of – just as “who you know” has on Facebook and “what you’re doing” on Twitter. Marshall outlined some current use cases for location data – showing nearby restaurants and ratings, advertising, local news, events, Wikipedia data about local buildings.All of that functionality can be achieved right now using geo-location data from your iPhone or Android device, data from local places (e.g. address data), metadata from businesses (e.g. pricing from local shops) and people data (e.g. user check-ins from Foursquare or Brightkite). As impressive as that is, it’s really just the beginning. Imagine the possibilities when you add data from sensors.DecaWave’s ScenSor uses wireless radio chips to enable “precision RTLS (Real Time Location Systems) applications.” Earlier today we noted that the era of location-as-platform has arrived in 2010, care of mobile services such as Foursquare and Brightkite.In the latest in our series exploring the integration of mobile phones with Internet of Things, we look at what kinds of things you can do using your phone as a proximity sensor. Right now most of the use cases are social – for example, your phone lets you see who else is in the same location as you. But what will emerge when we add data from sensors to the mix? It becomes much more than a social platform then, because it adds millions of ‘things’ to the equation.RWW’s Mobile Web Meets Internet of Things Series:Mobile Apps For Barcode ScanningiPhone as RFID Tag & ReaderSensors & Mobile PhonesMobile Phone as Proximity Sensorcenter_img richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

We’ve taken the drubbing as a challenge: RJD

first_imgThe Rashtriya Janata Dal on Wednesday asserted that the party was united and it would contest the Assembly poll in 2020 under Tejashwi Yadav’s leadership. “With the electoral defeat we’re down but not out…we’ll introspect and do a booth-wise survey of our defeat…we’ve taken the drubbing as a challenge”, State RJD chief Ram Chandra Purve saidafter the party’s two-day meeting ended. The RJD had called the meeting of party leaders and legislators to mull over its humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha poll. Out of 20 seats it contested, the RJD couldn’t win even a single seat. At the meeting, Mr. Tejashwi, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, said the RJD would go to the people and apprise them of the NDA’s dubious tactics.The party constituted a three-member panel comprising senior party leaders Jagdanand Singh, Abdul Bari Siddiqui and Alok Mehta to interact with party workers and leaders to examine the reasons behind the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha poll. The panel will submit its report in two weeks. Earlier, senior party leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh had said that “the delay in seat-sharing arrangement and uneven distribution of tickets” had led to the party’s defeat. He had also admitted that the “mahagathbandhan was not united.”Mr.Singh,who had lost from Vaishali to Lok Janshakti Party candidate Veena Devi, also said the rift between Mr. Tejashwi and Tej Pratap, the two sons of Lalu Prasad, was one of the reasons for the party’s drubbing. He also curtly said that “those who have doubts about Tejashwi’s leadership should quit the RJD and the mahagathbandhan.” Soon after the results, RJD MLA from Gaighat in Muzaffarpur, Maheshwar Yadav, had demanded Mr. Tejashwi’s resignation as Leader of the Opposition on “moral grounds”. After the RJD meeting, leaders of the mahagathbandhan reached former CM Rabri Devi’s residence for a meeting. Alliance party leaders Sharad Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha, Mukesh Sahni attended it but no leader from the State Congress came. “I was not aware of any such meeting…I’ve come to Darbhnaga on urgent work”, State Congress chief Madan Mohan Jha said. Earlier, some State Congress leaders had called for snapping of ties with the RJD. “The party must get off the crutches it has used for the past three decades…it must work to strengthen its own cadre and support base”, senior State Congress leader Sadanand Singh had told journalists on Tuesday. Other party leaders like Abdul Jalil Mastan and others too had echoed similar sentiments while, senior party leader and MLC Prem Chandra Mishra said, “whatever party leaders have to say they should say it in the party forum.”Meanwhile, imprisoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted on Tuesday: “Opposition parties had the common goal to dislodge the BJP but failed to build a national narrative. The result in a particular election can never alter the reality, in as diverse and plural a country as India.”last_img read more

Edmonton football club heading to the Grey Cup – and questions about

first_imgAPTN National NewsEdmonton’s professional football team is heading to the championship game and with it, questions on whether it should change its name.The team has been known as the “Eskimos” since 1949.But after more 66 years, there are questions about whether it’s time for a new name.APTN’s Chris Stewart reports.last_img