House on the hill to go to auction

first_img9 Cleveland Terrace, North Ward“The family has requested it on-site and I think it’s deserving of an on-site auction because the house is what it’s all about and I just think it honours the property to have it on site,” she said.“There has been a lot of boardroom talk about the price and everyone from bank managers to real estate enthusiasts all have an opinion but its true market value will be found on auction day.” 9 Cleveland Terrace will be open for inspection on Sunday from 3pm to 3.30pm before going to Auction on site on Thursday, August 10 at 5.30pm. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardNow the three-bedroom, two-bathroom Californian bungalow will go to auction on site on Thursday.Listing agent Julie Mahoney from Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville said 250 groups of people had been shown through the property in the past three weeks and 100 people turned up to the first open home. CLICK HERE for all the latest Townsville real estate news “We’ve had everyone from gardeners who used to work at the property over the years to people looking for an investment or to live in, so we’ve had quite an array,” she said.“Some significant people have lived there that have contributed to the history of Townsville.“It’s such an elegant property and it’s been very well maintained.“While it hasn’t got a theatre room it has a stately elegance and it will never lose its value.“I think it’s going to be a local buyer that will live in it and just cherish it because they don’t make them like this anymore and they can’t be re-created.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardONE of Townsville’s most iconic homes is about to go under the hammer after receiving huge interest from potential buyers. 9 Cleveland Terrace in North Ward is instantly recognisable as the white house on the hill admired by many as they walked along The Strand. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardThe open plan timber kitchen has a separate causal dining area while there is also a formal dining room, two separate living areas and a master suite with walk-through wardrobe to ensuite.A covered outdoor patio leads out to the lawn while there is also double car accommodation with a separate workshop.Ms Mahoney said the auction will be held at the home by REIQ’s 2016 auctioneer of the year Justin Nickerson. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardIt’s the first time the home has been on the market in 44 years after being bought by co-founding director of the North Queensland Cowboys Max Short in 1973, who died last year, aged 89.Many a social gathering has been held on the vast lawns of the property with prominent identities in attendance while everyone from the home’s cleaner to politicians have eaten in the home’s grand dining room.The house is positioned on a huge parcel of land over two allotments with sweeping views of Pallarenda, Magnetic Island and Castle Hill.While the home has been immaculately maintained, the character details such as classic timber framing, casement windows, traditional light fittings, and crown moulding have been retained.last_img read more

Pelagic Research Services stays on ONC task

first_imgPelagic Research Services (PRS) will again provide ROV services for Ocean Networks Canada (ONC). It will be part of the team aiding to continued work on ocean observatories for September 2020. Pelagic Research Services has just returned from a 16-day expedition supporting Ocean Networks Canada for the continuing “Wiring the Abyss” project. Equipped to perform heavy lift and fine scale manipulation of scientific instruments and sensors, PRS will also be providing subsea navigation services on this project, for both ROV tracking and precise instrument placement and recovery. With some days lost to weather, PRS had 11.5 available days to dive, completing 12 dives, with an average 11 hours off deck. “The work of ONC is vital to increasing both Canada’s and the world’s understanding of our ocean systems. PRS CEO and co-founder Edward Cassano, said: “ONC trusts PRS ability to achieve expedition objectives, which is demonstrated by our continued selection for this work.” All operational objectives completed other than those delayed due to weather.center_img PRS’ deep sea ROV system Odysseus is to mobilise on the Canadian Coast Guard ship John P. Tully for a 14-day expedition. Water depths for this project will include high-current, low-visibility environments off the Fraser River, as well as extensive operations at greater than 2200 metres in the hydrothermal vent fields. Using an integrated iXblue Inertial Navigation System coupled with a Nortek Doppler Velocity Log, PRS was able to achieve outstanding navigation results in the challenging marine environment of the Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents. This included deployment and recovery of multiple packages weighing over 2,000 pounds with complex instruments, while making dozens of connections at the Neptune observatory site. “The ROV system and team always work very well with the ONC team. The latest expedition in June resulted in little down time for maintenance and the new system upgrades to the vehicle were major operational time savers”, says Ian Kulin, director Marine Operations, ONC Working with the ship’s crew as well as the ONC team to ensure and maintain efficiency, PRS was able to deploy for 12-hour per day operations over the course of the 16-day operation, predominantly focused on deep sea. Wiring the Abyss project last_img read more

Bills should be easier foe for Steelers

first_imgThe Steelers offense played the best game of the season, however, they picked the game in which the defense played its worst game, which led to a 55-31 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots, to drop to 2-6. The competition should be much easier this weekend when they face the 2-6 AFC East Buffalo Bills.Ben Roethlisberger played his best game of the season with 400 yards on 28 of 48 passing for four touchdowns. Antonio Brown continued to battle for the NFL lead in receptions with five catches for 71 yards, but he had to take a back seat to Emmanual Sanders’ six catches for 98 yards and  Jericho Cotchery’s seven catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns.  Even the running game was somewhat impressive with Le’Veon Bell’s 16 carries for 74 yards. But it wasn’t enough.After a very poor game for him last week, Tom Brady had his best game of the season. He was 23 of 43 for 432 yards and 4 touchdowns as he put 55 points on the board which was the highest number the Steelers have allowed their history.The big difference was Rob Gronkowski, who had nine catches for 143 yards; Stevan Ridley, who ran for 116 yards on just 12 carries; and Fred Jackson, who had 77 yards on 16 carries.The Bills played the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs tough with a backup rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel, who was 18 of 39 for 229 yards, replacing the injured Thad Lewis. Just who will start at quarterback for the Bills against the Steelers is still not clear, but theexpectation is that it will be Lewis. Compared to the Patriots, there are no outstanding players on the offensive side of the ball for the Bills, but they do have an outstanding defense, which translates into a low scoring game as the Steelers defense gets itself back on track against an inferior team. The Steelers should register their third win against the lowly Bills, but they were also supposed to beat the Oakland Raiders.Other action in the AFC North had the Cincinnati Bengals, 6-3, losing to the Miami Dolphins 22-20 and surprisingly,  the Cleveland Browns upsetting the Baltimore Ravens, 24-18, moving them ahead of the Ravens at 4-5, as Baltimore dropped to 3-5. CATCHING COTCHERY—Wide receiver Jericho Cotchery had his best game as a Steeler with seven catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. (Photo by Hulio Torres) Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at read more

Saints prove they can compete against the best during Alberta trip

first_imgSaints Learn Plenty on Trip to LethbridgeThe Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team took their game to the next level on a roadtrip east this past weekend and discovered they can hold their own against Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) competition.In a special pre-Christmas journey, the Saints traveled to Lethbridge, Alberta to take on the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns in a two-game exhibition series. Playing against a team with a line-up stacked with former major junior players, the Saints showed they can compete with a 4-3 win on Friday night and a 5-1 loss on Saturday.”Our game plan was to go after them and not sit back,” said Saints head coach Alex Evin. “We scored first on Friday night and just built confidence from there. It was a fun game to be a part of and the biggest win for our hockey program to this day.”Facing former Saints’ netminder Alex Sirard—who backstopped Selkirk to its first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title in 2012-13—the visitors came out flying. Selkirk’s Tyler Kerner opened the scoring early in the first and despite Lethbridge answering before the opening frame ended, the Saints outshot their opponents 11-8. Five minutes into the middle stanza, Saints’ captain Logan Proulx made it 2-1 when he put away a nice pass from Darnell Dyck. Alex Milligan continued his strong play and gave the Saints a 3-1 lead before the end of the second period.Early in the third, Kerner’s second goal of the night gave Selkirk a 4-1 lead. Benefitting from powerplay opportunities, the Pronghorns fought their way back with a strong push and scored two goals. Saints’ goaltender James Prigione stood tall in the final period, eventually turning away 33 shots in the game and preserving the victory.”Tyler Kerner had a tremendous game and had a lot of family and friends in the stands,” said Evin. “James Prigione was also a standout and provided a calming presence on the back end when the Pronghorns pushed back. James had great rebound control all night.”Bent on revenge, on Saturday night the Pronghorns were determined to even up the weekend. The teams exchanged goals in the first period, with Dyck getting the marker for the Saints. But in the second period, the Pronghorns scored three unanswered goals to put Selkirk in a hole they could not dig themselves out of in the third.The intent of the first ever foray into CIS territory was to provide the Selkirk College players an intimate look at hockey at the university level. With five years of post-secondary eligibility available to players, one of the goals of the Saints’ program is to move players onto the next level to complete their studies and hockey careers.In that capacity, the weekend was a major victory for the Saints organization.”We learned a lot from our two games against U of L,” said Evin. “In Friday’s win, all of our details were magnified in our systems and our players did a good job of understanding and recognizing that. It was nice to see our group buy in and play a tremendous road game.”The Saints will now take a break for the exam/holiday season. They will return to action on January 9 and 10 at the Castlegar Recreation Complex where they will take on first place Trinity Western University. The Saints—who are two-time defending BCIHL champions—currently sit tied for third in the five-team league.last_img read more