Perfect position for river views

first_imgThe Brisbane river stretched out before Hamilton.A covered carport with convenient street entry precedes the main entry. A concrete pathway leads from the carport past established trees to a front door with timber latticework. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoInside, a central hallway connects the three bedrooms to open entertaining areas with large windows. Traditional Queenslander features, such as high ceilings and decorative cornices, flow throughout the house. The home is at the bottom of the picture, perched on the hillside.PERCHED on a 493sq m block, this hilltop residence offers a rare location near the Brisbane River, complementing its yesteryear elegance with panoramic river vistas and a spacious backyard. Located at 11 Prospect Terrace, Hamilton, the three bedroom, one bathroom, single garage home is ripe for an upgrade.The property is open for inspection via appointment with agent Rosemary Ahearn of Ray White Ascot, who said it had potential for both buyers and investors with its premier viewpoint and exceptional location. “Redesign and renovate the existing family house or build your dream palace on this prestigious ridge,” she said. The home, bottom left is in a bluechip zone.Adorned in carpet and ornate wall lining, the lounge and dining rooms are connected via an open archway. Both feature antique light fixtures, while the dining room also has a bay window. At the rear of the house, a sitting room with wall-length slider windows captures panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city skyline and undulating hills. The home enjoys a high position.Two bedrooms sit at the front of the house, including one with a built-in wardrobe. The main bedroom, positioned at the rear to catch river glimpses, also has a built-in wardrobe. All three bedrooms share a bathroom.The central kitchen has quality appliances and ample cabinetry and benchtops. It connects seamlessly to a sunroom with wall-length windows and built-in storage and window seating. The neighbours.Along with a laundry under the main house, the residence features a secluded backyard accessed via concrete steps. This outdoor entertaining space has established rock gardens and shady tree, along with city and river views. This property occupies a location within 6km from the Brisbane CBD and minutes from the Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses. It is also a short walk from the dining and shopping along Racecourse Rd and the waterfront restaurants at Portside Wharf.last_img read more

Anthony Rendon rumors: Five teams that could — and should — sign the star third baseman

first_imgOne way or the other, it seems like Rendon is destined for free agency. Should he decide to move on from Washington — or Washington move on from him — here are five teams that could use Rendon’s services.MORE: Six logical landing spots for Madison BumgarnerNew York MetsCurrent third basemen: Jeff McNeil, J.D. DavisIt would be a mistake for the Mets to do anything with Jeff McNeil that doesn’t involve him on the roster, so let’s get that out of the way. McNeil shouldn’t go anywhere given his contact-hitting ability, contract and solid defense wherever you play him.That said, no one is more familiar with Anthony Rendon’s domination than the Mets, against whom Rendon slashed .319/.388/.550 in 110 career games. He also belted 21 home runs in that span, so he’s made something of a living destroying Mets pitching, which has been pretty good over the past few years.While the Mets have a top third base prospect in waiting in Brett Baty, their window is now, so they can’t continue to wait around for Baty to reach the majors, as the pitching won’t be around forever. Also, the front office should be doing everything in its power to help rookie manager Carlos Beltrán succeed in his first season at the helm — that means spend, spend, spend.Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said the team boasts the “financial capability” to go after stars like Rendon and Gerrit Cole, but capability doesn’t mean willingness. While offense wasn’t their issue in 2019, they could certainly use another legitimate power bat in the lineup to help protect against another down year from Robinson Canó. By the way, has anyone seen Yoenis Céspedes? Milwaukee BrewersCurrent third basemen: Travis ShawTravis Shaw had a really terrible year last season for the Brewers, hitting just .157 in 86 games and worth -0.9 bWAR in that span. Shaw, 29, is still under contract with Milwaukee and won’t be a free agent for a few years, but he may move to first base full time in 2020, should the Crew decide to keep him around. Eric Thames’ option was declined and the options at first base this offseason aren’t exactly numerous.There aren’t a lot of other options at the major league level for Milwaukee. Mike Moustakas is a free agent after turning down his option, and is coming off one of the best seasons of his career. He could be in play to stay in a Brewers uniform this upcoming season, The Brewers aren’t afraid of spending money per se, but the contract that Rendon could demand would be far and away the richest free-agent deal Milwaukee has ever handed out. It would be a change in approach after signing Moustakas to a one-year deal, that’s for sure, but Rendon would be the best hot-corner option either in-house or on the market.By the way, the Brewers — or any other team — shouldn’t be scared of the pricetag. Rendon would be worth every penny.Atlanta BravesCurrent third basemen: Austin Riley, Johan CamargoThe Braves dipped their toe into free agency last offseason, and then felt how cold the water was and jumped out and ran away. They still came out of it with Josh Donaldson — one-year deal — and Nick Markakis — one-year deal (with a team option).But Akin to the Mets, if there’s any team that knows how dominant Rendon can be, it’s the Braves. Now, with a potential hole at third base, the Braves could try to bring back Donaldson, or slot Austin Riley at third (he came up as a third baseman) or turn to the 29-year-old Rendon to fill the void.It certainly feels like a time when Atlanta should put a bit more money in its squad, and adding Rendon would be a nice jolt to the system. New York YankeesCurrent third basemen: Miguel Andujar, Gio UrshelaOK, so here’s the thing: This is about trust for 2019.Do the Yankees trust that Miguel Andujar will come back fully healthy and perform to his 2017 self?Do the Yankees trust that Andujar’s glove will be improved?Do the Yankees trust that Gio Urshela’s rennaissance will continue in 2020?The window for the World Series is now for New York, and after two straight unsatisfactory exits in the postseason — and two good but not flashy offseasons — maybe ownership is antsy and ready to make a splash.Rendon is, historically, a better defender than Urshela, and while Urshela had something of a miraculous season for the Yankees in 2019 he was worth 3.4 bWAR/3.1 fWAR as opposed to Rendon’s 6.3 bWAR/7.0 fWAR.The Yankees were reportedly hot on Nolan Arenado before he signed his mega-extension with Colorado, and while Arenado is the better all-around player compared with Rendon, maybe New York still feels the need to improve third base this offseason. Signing Rendon would make Andujar and Urshela expendable, and trade chips for more help, whether it’s in the rotation or elsewhere on the roster. Besides, it should be every team’s philosophical goal to add as many good players as possible. Brian Cashman has always lived by that creed.The question for the Yankees is whether they’ll be willing to spend some money on a free agent. That hasn’t been the case in recent years, and with upcoming contract extensions on the docket for Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and others, they could reallocate money back into players already here.St. Louis CardinalsCurrent third basemen: Matt CarpenterThe Cardinals aren’t typically one to make big splashes in free agency, but a few years ago they were willing to add a large chunk of money to the payroll by way of Giancarlo Stanton before that deal fell apart. Anthony Rendon might not stop popping champagne bottles anytime soon.Coming off a World Series performance that was one for the ages, the current free agent (and potentially former) Nationals third baseman is going to have some decisions to make this offseason. The first is deciding whether to accept the qualifying offer from the Nationals. The second will be deciding on a new team should he turn that offer down. Third base was a dark spot for St. Louis last season, and their somewhat surprising run to the NLCS shouldn’t mask the fact that the Redbirds need help offensively. With Marcell Ozuna hitting the market as well, St. Louis is going to need another bat somewhere to help pair with Paul Goldschmidt in the middle of the lineup.The Cardinals were among the worst in the NL in many offensive categories in 2019: runs (10th), home runs (12th), OPS (11th). Inconsistencies doomed them all season, but if they want to repeat as NL Central champs in 2020, then it starts and finishes with the offense. Their pitching will be fine, as they featured one of the best bullpens all season, and with Jack Flaherty as the emerging ace, their rotation is solid.The question remains: Where would Matt Carpenter play? He’s versatile enough to play in other spots in the infield, but with Goldschmidt at first, Kolten Wong at second and at least another $37 million coming Carpenter’s way, it’s tough to see where else his future would be. Still, adding Rendon is an upgrade, and the Cardinals shouldn’t shy away from it.last_img read more

Arrest warrant issued for traffic cop

first_imgAn arrest warrant has been issued for a rank attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) of the Guyana Police Force by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, after he failed to attend court to answer a charge of obtaining money from road users to drop a traffic charge.Mark Collins and his colleague Chris Brown were summoned to appear in court after they allegedly accepted a ‘bride’ to drop a traffic charge.The court heard that on December 7, 2017, at the Ruimveldt Police Station, while being employed by the state, Collins and Brown obtained a sum of $10,000 from Iyana Hutson as inducement or reward to forego instituting charges against Dwayne Dover for a traffic offence he had committed.On Friday, Collins did not make his court appearance, but Brown appeared. Brown’s attorney, George Thomas, in a submission for bail, told the court that his client is innocent, and is also unaware of the allegations that were made against him.Brown was placed on bail in the sum of $5,000, and the matter was adjourned to August 5.last_img read more