164 Kings Road, MystertonIF you’ve been looking to crack one of Townsville’s most tightly held suburbs, here’s your chance.Offered to the market for the first time in 30 years, 164 Kings Road in Mysterton is set to attract healthy buyers competition as it heads to auction on Tuesday night.With only 15 houses sold in the sought after suburb over the past year and only 11 Mysterton homes on the market, listing agent Anthony Dare is confident the home will achieve a positive sales result. 164 Kings Road, Mysterton“After thirty years I have been given the privilege of representing this home on the market,” he said. 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“This stately highset, legal height home consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fourth bedroom that is a separately metered self-contained flat of ample proportion.“The size is outstanding with the perfect blend of space and Queenslander intimacy and the grounds are fully landscaped and envelope the resort sized pool.” With multiple entertaining areas, a games room and outdoor bar, the home would suit a growing family with a love for entertaining. 164 Kings Road, Mysterton“The 1200 sq m block is standout as is the level of pride of presentation,” Mr Dare said. “Their (sellers) chapter 30 will make someone’s chapter one and the start of truly remarkable story.”To be auction Tuesday night at 6pm at the Keyes & Co office on Flinders Street, Mr Dare said the property already had two confirmed bidders with more expected to sign up.“I’ve had 22 groups through the house over the past two weeks which is pretty impressive,” he said.“People know that houses like these don’t come to the market often.“I’ve noticed the uptake on quality stock has already been very good this year and I have no doubt this home will be among the successful buys very soon.”
Dee Gordon was a popular player in Los Angeles who never quite fulfilled his potential. He batted .289 in his final season as a Dodger. His first year as a Marlin, 2015, Gordon led the NL in batting average (.333), cut down on his strikeouts, and hit a couple more homers. He also won a Gold Glove at second base – a position he was never afforded the mentorship to master as a Dodger.Less than 12 months after the trade, some folks decided they had all the evidence they needed: Miami won the trade.The Marlins were on their way to collect their trophy when some funny things happened. Gordon was hit with a PED suspension in 2016, then later purged in a fire sale along with the Marlins’ other stars. Pitcher Dan Haren was traded to the Chicago Cubs in July 2015 and retired after the season. Before long, only Rojas remained in Miami.The Dodgers received four players in the trade. One, pitcher Andrew Heaney, was immediately flipped to the Angels for Howie Kendrick, who replaced Gordon at second base.Chris Hatcher was a catcher-turned-reliever who some in the Dodgers’ front office saw as a potential future closer. If you joined the-Marlins-won-the-trade bandwagon early, Hatcher was probably the reason. He posted a 4.64 earned-run average in two-plus seasons and blew as many saves as he converted (four). The Dodgers flipped him to Oakland for international slot money last summer.The other players the Dodgers received in the trade, Kiké Hernandez and Austin Barnes, hadn’t established themselves in the majors by December 2014. Yet by Game 7 of last year’s World Series, they were indispensable. In a couple short years, the pro-Marlins trade verdict seemed horribly premature.Hot takes have their place. But in a social media culture that shares “lost the trade” memes like cheap currency, we really don’t like our verdicts so nuanced.The Dodgers’ trade with the Seattle Mariners for Taylor cost them precisely one player: former first-round draft pick Zach Lee. This is the kind of trade fans can get behind.Lee, 26, is pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate. His name is about as popular in Seattle as Hatcher’s is in Los Angeles.Meanwhile, Taylor learned to play center field and hasn’t ceded the position since. He is still the Dodgers’ leadoff hitter and one of two reigning NL Championship Series MVPs. He also offers a cautionary lesson about the rush to judgment.Rojas, who started twice at shortstop and once at first base against the Dodgers this week, hopes the same lesson applies to him.“If you can’t prove that you can help offensively you can’t be an everyday player,” he said. “Every year I’ve been getting more at-bats and more opportunities to play. Having the opportunity this year to be an everyday shortstop and starting the year playing every day gave me a lot of confidence.”His hitting guru is Ricardo Sosa, based in Rojas’ adopted hometown of Miami. Unlike Taylor, Rojas hasn’t become a power hitter. He isn’t trying to.“I don’t have the kind of power to create an angle – say, a 32-degree angle, I’m not going to hit that ball out,” Rojas said. “I don’t have that kind of power. The kind of hitter I am, I have to hit line drives, try to hit doubles in the gap.”Related Articles Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ In the series finale Wednesday, Rojas hit a three-run home run against Clayton Kershaw to snap a scoreless tie. It was his third home run of the season, already a career high.If nothing else, Rojas will have a job by virtue of his versatility in the field. He was always a slick-fielding middle infielder. As a 25-year-old rookie with the Dodgers, he was a frequent late-game replacement at shortstop for Hanley Ramirez.Now 29, Rojas has learned third base and first base as well. Perry Hill, the Marlins’ veteran infield coach, said Rojas is “outstanding at all four” infield positions. He is too old to be considered a prospect but still young enough to think his best years might lie ahead.Maybe the biggest winner of the Miguel Rojas trade was Rojas himself. If this narrative rings familiar, it’s because Rojas’ story parallels that of Dodgers utilityman Chris Taylor to the last detail. Well, almost – Taylor was 26 when Dave Roberts installed him as the team’s leadoff hitter last summer.Considering all the parallels, it’s surprising how little attention Rojas has gotten since December 2014, when he was the seventh player in a seven-player trade between the Dodgers and Marlins. Rojas was so disconnected from the front lines of that deal, he said he learned he was traded on Twitter.The reason Rojas remains relatively anonymous says something about his team, to be sure. The salary-shedding Marlins entered Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers on pace for 120 losses, which would tie an all-time record. Rojas has batted first or second in the majority of his starts, and few teams would afford that privilege to a player with a .295 OBP and .341 slugging percentage (through Tuesday).It also says something about how trades are perceived, how that perception evolves (or doesn’t evolve), and how players whose strength rests in their versatility are valued.With the Marlins in town for a three-game series, it’s a good time to revisit that seven-player swap. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense LOS ANGELES — He rolled into town this week a new player with a new swing. His role as an everyday, top-of-the-lineup hitter was one the man who traded him four years ago didn’t see in his immediate future.Ask him for the secret to his success, and he will describe the long hours working with a private hitting instructor the last two offseasons. He’ll describe his new swing path, his conversion to the religion of hitting line drives, and the early baseball years he wasted pleasing the coaches who wanted him to hit the ball on the ground.Talk to his current coaches, and they describe a player who quickly learned a new defensive position with ease. They depict his success as a marriage of hard work with a new opportunity in a new environment. The fact that he became a major league regular at the relatively late age of 27 only makes the story that much more special.Yes, Miguel Rojas has turned himself into quite a ballplayer. 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A Starbuck employee is claiming that she was wrongly fired after another employee wrote the word ‘pig’ on an officer’s drink.Lola Price, who was a manager at a Starbucks near Tulsa, was fired from the establishment Thursday after the story went viral.Price claims she that had nothing to do with the incident and was actually used as a scapegoat for the company who was just trying to save face:“I was terminated from my position because, Starbucks was looking for someone to take the blame for this and to save some face from their company,” Price told KTUL said.Price says she went back to the establishment but they will not answer her questions and she is now forced to find another job with a ruined reputation.Other news outlets including KTUL have reached out to Starbucks regarding the incident but Starbucks has yet to respond.Company did, however, release a statement Friday saying:“The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgement and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy.”
(Washington, DC) — After a police standoff, a suspect is finally in custody after two security guards were injured in an attack at the basilica in Washington, DC.Two security guards at the shrine are reportedly “conscious and breathing” after one was stabbed and another was struck by a vehicle shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10.Police say a driver struck a female guard and several vehicles in the parking lot of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast, DC this morning. He then chased a male guard into the Shrine and stabbed him.The suspect barricaded himself inside a home in a nearby neighborhood.He was arrested a short time after.Both victims are said to be in critical condition.
U.S. intelligence officials say it appears Iran accidentally shot down a commercial airplane killing all 176 soles using a Russian anti-missile system.Multiple media reports say the Boeing 737 plane bound for Kiev crash was an accident.The crash happened a few hours after Iran launched missiles to Iraq to attack bases that host U.S. troops.It’s Russian built surface-to-air missile-defense system was likely active in case the U.S. decided to retaliate.Most of the people on board were either Iranian or Canadian.
If you are in North Central Florida this weekend and are hearing loud booms, not to worry. The U.S. Naval Air Station in Jacksonville explains the sounds are related to training exercises the Navy is conducting in the Ocala National Forest.Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing is taking place at the Pinecastle Range Complex from Friday through Sunday of this weekend, between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. each day.“During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced,” reads a statement from NAS Jacksonville. “Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures.”Noise from past bombings has been reported in Flagler, Lake, Marion, Putnam and Volusia counties. The telephone number to file noise complaints is (800) 874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Florida.
Parade Road Closures and Restricted Vehicle Access Traffic on Linderson Way and West Lee Street will be restricted to emergency access only, beginning at approx. 8:30 a.m. on July 4. If you need access to these streets after 8:30 a.m. and prior to 12:30 p.m., please make advance arrangements for your vehicle in the event that you need to travel.From approx. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., vehicular access to and from property along the parade route will be restricted due to street closures.The parade route begins at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Lee Street, moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road, then turns west (right) onto Israel Road and continues past City Hall, ending at the Linderson Way/Israel Rd intersection. Parade route map is available online here.Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show Held at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range. Festival gates open at 6:00 p.m. Event features music, food vendors, games, and much more.Thunder Valley Fireworks Show begins at 10:15 p.m. and is accompanied by music on site.Festival entry is free; event parking is $10/car. No alcohol, pets, personal fireworks, or BBQs allowed.Tumwater Farmers MarketThe Tumwater Farmers’ MarketThe Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The market is located at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road SW. For more details, visit www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org. Submitted by The City of TumwaterThe 4th of July parade steps off in Tumwater at 11:00 a.m.Celebrate this 4th of July in Tumwater. Events for Independence Day are listed below.Independence Day Parade – Saturday, July 4, 11:00 a.m.The parade will be led by Grand Marshals from the Tumwater Soccer Club, representing this year’s parade theme, “Just Kickin’ It!” The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. The parade is closed to new entries. Facebook112Tweet0Pin0 Please Note: Pioneer Park will be closed all day on Saturday, July 4, 2015. City services will be closed on Friday, July 3 in honor of the holiday.For more information about activities, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation at (360) 754-4160. More details available online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade or www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/festival. Find more fireworks information online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/fireworks Fireworks SafetyAlthough personal fireworks are allowed within the City limits, conditions are exceedingly dry this season and fire danger is high. Please consider alternatives to personal fireworks this year to celebrate Independence Day—the City hosts a full day of festivities, including a professional fireworks show. If you do use personal fireworks this holiday season, please remember:Ignition or discharge of safe and sane fireworks are allowed within the City of Tumwater on July 3 and 4, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. only.Patrol officers will enforce these regulations during the holiday season. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.
She has frequented council meetings since she moved back to Fair Haven and has had “growing concerns” about the way communication is shared. “I’ve been very vocal and, in my book, if you’re going to speak up and continue to do so, at some point you have to step out too,” she said. Her interest in politics sparked after she joined the Junior League of Monmouth County in 2012, where she advocated for legislation to help improve the lives of women and children in New Jersey. She was then inspired to run for local office. The borough council currently has a Republican majority with a sole Democrat on the dais, councilman Chris Rodriguez. A candidate forum was held Wednesday night by the League of Women Voters organization. He hopes to keep up with Fair Haven’s “pro-environment agenda,” maintain the walkability of the town and improve waterfront facilities. He also wants to continue to plan for long-term financial investments and manage the physical capital of the town. “I spend a lot of time worrying about all of the things that most people in town probably don’t see, things like the fire hydrants and things like the street lights. These are all the things that no one thinks about,” said Peters. Peters has been a borough resident since 1999 and a council member for the past 15 years, eight of which were spent as the council president. As a professor of finance at New York University, Peters said he decided to run for council in 2004 because he thought the borough would benefit from his background in finance and economics. “This is the thing I could do to serve the community.” FAIR HAVEN – Republican incumbents Jonathan Peters and Jacqueline Rice are running for re-election in November against challengers Meghan Chrisner-Keefe and Michael McCue. Meghan Chrisner-Keefe One challenge facing Fair Haven is the “very little money” it gets from the state in terms of state aid for the schools and the borough, he said. It makes the council look to the taxpayer to cover those costs. Michael McCue Rice joined the council most recently and has lived in Fair Haven since 2005, but her husband Brian is a lifelong resident. She is currently a part-time para-professional at Knollwood Elementary School. She also volunteers on the recreation committee and Fair Haven Day committee. Rice is also a member of the council’s communications committee that has rolled out a weekly email blast to residents to keep them informed of town happenings, she said. They are also creating a new website which will be easier to navigate than the existing website. Rice said Fair Haven’s biggest challenge currently is that its facilities are in “desperate need of repair and/ or replacement,” but that the council must address it while remaining tax neutral, which is her main goal. Peters and his running mate Jacqueline Rice said they are proud of Fair Haven’s AA+ bond rating from Standard & Poor’s that the town has maintained for 10 years, and which was renewed this month. Peters said he is proud of his record and hopes residents keep it in mind at the polls Nov. 5. She fears the downtown district may become overly congested. The borough is considering bringing affordable housing to River Road, she said, and potentially a new borough hall. “It feels a little bit like some sort of storm that’s been brewing for a long time that’s finally coming to a head.” Jonathan Peters He is also a social studies teacher, educating children about the Constitution and the system of government “so they can grow up and be informed citizens,” he said. He wants to run for election to help residents have their voices heard and feels the current council does not always do so, especially for hot-button issues. He hopes to have open discussions with residents and “keep things simple and just listen to people.” Democratic challenger Chrisner-Keefe grew up in Fair Haven and returned to the borough with her husband to raise their four children. She is a practicing attorney and has participated in nonprofit, pro bono work. Her running mate Michael McCue has lived in Fair Haven since 1991 and currently resides in the borough with his wife and two sons. He joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 and served for five years, including two tours in Iraq. “In the Marines, you work with all different groups of people from different backgrounds and everybody is on the same team,” he said. “We all just try to work toward the same goal.” Additionally, Chrisner-Keefe said if elected she would like to stream videos of the council meetings to its website, whether it be live-streamed or posted afterward. She said it’s important that everyone stay informed, including those who work late or can’t make it to meetings. Jacqueline Rice
Nelson defeated Armstrong before dropping a close encounter to Kelowna Apple Smacks in the spring.”This event is the only chance to see roller derby in Nelson this year, so it’s not one to miss,” said a Killjoys spokeperson.”The Killjoys are donating to the SPCA, the Women’s Centre and CJLY Co-op Radio instead of taking any funds from admission, so we really hope the whole community supports these great causes, supports local non profit organizations, and supports local (and undeniably entertaining) athletics.”The WKRD League disbanded last fall after the three teams in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail/Rossland decided to separate into travel teams.There is no admission to the tournament.Instead, spectators are urged to make a donation to local charity during the tournament.”The Killjoys are really proud of all that we and our team and league accomplished while we established roller derby in the Kootenays, and we are also extra proud to have been the final Golden Boot winners,” the Killjoys spokeperson explained. The Nelson Killjoys host the four-team Blood Bath and Beyond Women’s Roller Derby Tournament Saturday (June 25) at the NDCC Arena.The Killjoys are joined by NWO Wolf Pack (Chilliwack), Avalance City All Stars (Fernie) and TOAST (Thompson-Okanagan) in the event which begins at 9 a.m.The Championship Final, against the top two teams, is set for 6:30 p.m., also in the NDCC Arena.The Killjoys are 1-1 since leaving the West Kootenay Roller Derby League.