Mayor Jay Gillian: Neighborhood Meeting on Drainage Work Set for Aug. 4

first_imgDear Friends:Last evening, the administration announced that we will be holding a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 PM with representatives from Michael Baker International to discuss road and drainage improvements for the area of 26th Street to 34th Street, West to Bay Avenue.  The meeting will be held at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center located at the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.  The representatives from Michael Baker International will make a presentation on their findings and recommendations for this area. (Read more)Last night, City Council also approved on first reading a bond ordinance that puts money in place for a north end beach replenishment project. This replenishment project is expected to start as early as fall 2015.  The bond ordinance also sets aside money for alley, drain pipe and bulkhead work and communications equipment.  These projects were all part of the capital plan approved by Council earlier this year.On the south end beach replenishment project the dredge “Liberty Island” returned last week but had some issues upon its return. It is now expected to be back on or around July 31st and resume operations immediately.I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor Barricades block access to Simpson and Haven avenues at 32nd Street in Ocean City — a common precaution in many storms each year.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, July 24.last_img read more

Windsor house sells as agent applauds ‘strongest start’ in six years

first_img Bargain suburbs where homes sell for under $500,000 Family reunion: Carol Haisman, Stefin Lawinski, Taryn-Lee Carnall, and Nicole Carnall farewell their family home of 80 years.STEFIN Lawinski’s ‘pop’ once boasted he would never put a nail in his Windsor home but that didn’t stop the hammer falling on the front steps of 20 Swan Tce on a busy day of auctions across the city on Saturday. The beautiful facade of 20 Swan Tce, Windsor.“There was a massive storm 30 or 40 years ago and the roof blew off and landed on Green Tce,” Mr Lawinski said after the auction.“Pop was sitting out here (on the balcony) and goes: ‘I’ve never put one nail in this house and I never will.’ ” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES More than a few nails would be needed to bring this 1800s Federation house up to scratch, but after 50 bids in less than 10 minutes, all eight registered bidders had shown their commitment to the challenge.“This is the strongest start to the year in six years,” Place Newmarket lead agent Ross Armstrong said of the property market more broadly. Bidders explore the house before the auction.“There’s limited stock and a lot of people are holding on to their existing property and renting it out and buying another because interest rates are low and it’s creating a bit of a shortage.”center_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN WINDSOR Dianne McBain, who lives in a neighbouring suburb, was looking for just such an investment while Rachael and James Cockburn wanted to buy their first home and were happy to take on this three-bedroom house on a 405sq m block as a ‘fixer upper’.“We rented on Eildon Rd for quite a few years and we loved it, so we’re trying to get in,” Mrs Cockburn said.“We thought we’d try a different approach and go for a fixer upper.” The original condition kitchen.But the approach for both bidders in the early part of the auction was to watch and see.“There’s no point bidding until it is on the market,” Ms McBain said.The crowd of 50, including bidders, onlookers, agents and a TV crew, spilled onto the quiet inner city street before the 10am start.Auctioneer Peter Burgin accepted an opening bid of $600,000 and allowed the bidders to set the pace, despite his best efforts to encourage stronger bidding. Location, just 4km from the Brisbane CBD, was a top attraction for buyers.“I told you that wouldn’t work,” he said as two bidders inside the front yard continued small bid increases against each other when the property passed $700,000.“Is it on the market?” a bidder with a rainbow umbrella shouted from the street.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“Yes, it is,” Mr Burgin replied.Ms McBain and the Cockburns, who were standing on the street not far from each other, joined the auction soon after.Their rapid fire volley of 18 bids took the price from $723,000 to $756,000 within seconds, with Ms McBain holding on to the lead by $1000 to buy the house.“It was exciting, my legs tell me it was,” Ms McBain said.“I’m not experienced (at auctions) but we had a game plan.“It will be home in the future but it’s an investment. There’s a lot of work to do.”On the front balcony of the house that Samuel ‘pop’ Gilpin bought in 1940, his family had a lifetime of fond memories to share. The back of the house has been renovated to include a deck.“My grandfather used to breed chooks and was one of the judges at the Royal National Show, and my mother used to show the chooks too,” Mr Lawinski said.“Aunty Val who is the owner of the property is in aged care now, but used to work at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and they would walk to work and take us to Downey Park.”The property was one of 55 to go to auction across Brisbane yesterday.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Gilligan, penalty kill guide Syracuse to 4-2 win over RIT

first_imgFour minutes into a five-minute power play, Rochester Institute of Technology defender Emilee Bulleid drove down the center of the ice, marking the first strong scoring opportunity on the power play. Bulleid fired a wrist shot toward the right post and Syracuse goalie Jenn Gilligan split her legs, dropped from her stance and stuck her glove hand out to the left. As she hit the ice, the puck hit the back of her glove and the score remained tied at 1.“Ow, that one kind of hurt,” Gilligan said after the game. “That was just a reaction save so I wasn’t really thinking about it until after.”Gilligan and the power play in front of her stayed strong for most of the game Saturday night, giving up goals early in the first period and late in the third. SU (5-8-7, 4-2-3 College Hockey America) killed all six of RIT’s (7-9-3, 1-5-1) power play opportunities en route to a 4-2 win while Gilligan made 16 saves. “If you get through that kill, I think it carries you through and I think that helped us a lot in that period,” Flanagan said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU killed a five-minute major power play in the third period, which head coach Paul Flanagan said energized the team.Soon after the penalty, RIT forward Victoria Pitawanakwat took a stretch pass and split the two SU defenders for a breakaway. She shot a few feet short of the goal and to Gilligan’s right. The goalie got her arm in the way, deflecting the puck into the corner.“She stepped up when she had to and that’s what we need out of a goalie,” defender Nicole Renault said.Both teams spent a lot of time in the penalty box, with RIT on the power play for 11:38 of game time. In three of RIT’s opportunities, SU didn’t allow a shot.Orange players blocked eight shots and were constantly poke checking during penalty kills. “RIT is known to have a pretty good power play, so we worked on it all week in practice, just focusing on taking away certain players and being in the lane,” Renault said. “I think we did a good job of it.”SU took the lead on an Alysha Burriss goal with 12:28 left in the third period, and Gilligan held firm for the next 12 minutes.After the Orange took a 3-1 lead on an empty net goal with less than a minute to play, RIT forward Marissa Maugeri shot from the left wing into Gilligan’s body. Gilligan brought her arms up and caught the puck against her chest, preventing a rebound opportunity.On the ensuing faceoff, Maugeri beat Gilligan to the right post, sneaking the puck into the net behind the goalie’s skate. The goal gave the Tigers a second wind, but Burriss put in a second empty net goal to seal the victory.“I thought I did a lot better than the last couple nights,” Gilligan said.Gilligan was happy with the penalty kill in front of her, praising her teammates for blocking shots and their quickness in getting the puck out of the zone.Burriss was forced onto the penalty kill after center Jessica Sibley got hurt in the first period and couldn’t return. For her, the perfect kill percentage says it all.Said Gilligan: “I still think I have some improving to do but it was good end to the semester and hopefully we can come back after break and really get things going.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 6, 2014 at 11:29 pmlast_img read more

Conte brands Mourinho “a little man” as feud escalates

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Antonio Conte labelled Jose Mourinho “a little man” as the Chelsea manager’s feud with the Manchester United boss escalated following his team’s FA Cup goalless draw against Norwich on Saturday.Conte and Mourinho have exchanged increasingly bitter barbs over the course of this season and their rivalry has reached boiling point over the last week.Responding to Mourinho talking about Conte in relation to a past match-fixing scandal in Italy, the former Juventus boss said: “We all know him very well. But it’s always the same. This is his way. It’s not a surprise for me.“I think when you try to hurt a person, especially if you know very well the truth of what happens, the court proved my innocence, when you do this it means you are a little man.“But this is the not the first time. He does this in the past and he continues to do this in the present and when you are in this way you will continue to be in this way.”Mourinho had triggered the latest bad blood when he was asked about his recent solemn behaviour on the touchline and responded by saying he no longer acts “like a clown” in a comment that was perceived as being aimed at Conte and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Conte hit back by suggesting that the United manager may be suffering from “demenza senile” — senile dementia — because he had clearly forgotten his past wild ways on the touchline.Mourinho didn’t take that jibe well and after United’s win against Derby on Friday he said: “What has never happened to me and will never happen is to be suspended for match-fixing.”The surprising reference to “match-fixing” drew a follow-up question as to whether it was directly aimed at Conte.The Chelsea boss was acquitted of sporting fraud charges in 2016. Prosecutors had requested a six-month suspended sentence following accusations he failed to report episodes of match-fixing while in charge at Serie B side Siena in 2011.The former Italy manager — who has always denied any wrongdoing — served a four-month ban in relation to the affair in 2012.But when mention was made of the accusations against Conte, Mourinho said: “Did he? Not me.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more