River retreat with room for the kids to roam

first_imgWHEN Sam and James Macpherson purchased this scenic property in Kirwan two years ago, they wanted somewhere with plenty of room to raise their teenage twin boys. Sitting on 803sq meters, the home at 43 Riviera Circuit was the perfect fit — combining space, privacy and tranquillity on the Bohle River. “The boys are fourteen, and two teenage boys take up about 10-times more space than everybody else,” said Ms Macpherson.“I love the area, particularly because backing onto the river has been fantastic, you could be anywhere.”“When you’re in the master bedroom you can look right out across the back area to all the green beyond it, and it feels incredibly private which I really love.” “It is the perfect open plan North Queensland house … The good thing is you have multiple small spaces that you can close-up during summer if you want to use the airconditioning but the living space is very flowy.”“The kitchen flows into the living areas which flows into the snooker room and into the outdoor area — so there’s lots of air flow, lots of natural light, and heaps of glass.” Another major drawcard for the family, was the close-knit neighbourhood.“The street is fantastic because it’s full of families so I really love that there’s been a good sense of community.”The spacious home features four-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, and multiple living areas — giving the family their own freedom and privacy, as well as a place to come together and relax. It also boasts a triple lockup garage with shelving, built in cupboards and a sink. The home is perfect for entertaining, boasting a well-appointed kitchen with black and rose-gold granite bench tops, wine storage space, and plenty of outdoor space.There’s also the option to prepare food on one of the many outdoor cooking appliances, including a pizza oven, wok burner or massive barbecue — while looking out onto the huge pool area.center_img 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 “I’m going to really miss the summer parties with the fairy lights and everyone free ranging outside with lots of food.” The property backs onto Bohle River but despite its close proximity to the water, Ms Macpherson says the house was completely unaffected during the flood event. “Honestly post floods, I think for people who are shopping for property in Townsville, that’s a big deal.” “It’s a really great home and it’s just waiting for the right family to walk through the door.”last_img read more

Bench warrant served vs drug suspect

first_imgThe 20-year-old resident Alfred Barrioswas served a bench warrant on Wednesday. ILOILO City – Police arrested a drugsuspect in Barangay Lumbia, Estancia, Iloilo after he failed to appear in courtfor a hearing. He wasdetained in the custodial facility of the Estancia police station. Barrios faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The court recommended no bail bond for Barrios’temporarily liberty./PNlast_img

BSO to Release Internal Affairs Report on Parkland Mass Shooting Today

first_imgThe Broward Sheriff’s Office internal affairs investigation into the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is set to be released on Wednesday.Newly appointed Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony is holding a news conference to announce the findings this morning.The shooting in Parkland on Valentine’s Day last year left 17 people dead.In the aftermath of Parkland, Gov. DeSantis suspended then BSO Sheriff Scott Israel who is waiting for the recommendation to the Florida Senate from a Special Magistrate who just heard his testimony in a hearing to get his job back.Former school resource officer deputy Scot Peterson is facing eleven criminal charges, including seven counts of child neglect as investigators said he didn’t engage the attacker.last_img read more

Chris Taylor’s struggles could change Dodgers’ left-field look – but not yet, Dave Roberts says

first_imgLEAN LEFTThe Dodgers will face a third consecutive left-handed starter Thursday at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs plan to activate Jon Lester from the injured list and start him against the Dodgers (following on the heels of Jose Quintana and Cole Hamels in the first two games of the series).Related Articles The left-handed Alex Verdugo could become an option against left-handed pitching if Taylor continues to struggle, Roberts said. Verdugo has gone 3 for 7 with three extra-base hits (double, triple, home run) in his limited exposure against lefties this season.Taylor’s early struggles seem to be an extension of his spring training, when he batted .211 with 20 strikeouts in 57 at-bats (after leading the National League with 178 strikeouts last season). But Roberts still thinks Taylor deserves more time.“Yeah. I still think he’s a guy that’s done it for two years for us at this level,” Roberts said. “His preparedness, his work ethic, the makeup, what he does – for me, he’s going to get more leash because I believe in the person.”Taylor was a revelation in 2017, coming out of Triple-A to become a catalyst at the top of the Dodgers’ lineup. He hit .288 with an .850 OPS and 21 home runs that year. He has not replicated that since, slumping to .254 last year with a less impressive .775 OPS – and all those strikeouts.“There’s a mechanical piece that he’s kind of been tinkering with,” Roberts said. “Then you’re trying to figure out what approach you have. When you’re swinging through balls in the strike zone – mainly fastballs – that’s something where there’s something that clearly needs to be cleaned up. Then you try to speed up and then you’re swinging at the ball down below out of the zone. So he’s kind of in between a little bit for me.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Going into the matchup with Hamels, the Dodgers were hitting .271 with an .858 OPS against right-handed pitching but just .236 with a .767 OPS against left-handers. One of the front office’s goals during the offseason was to even those splits off and get a more consistently-performing offense.Roberts cited another statistic – wRC-plus (Weighted Runs Created Plus, which attempts to incorporate multiple factors) – as an indication the Dodgers are, at worst, middle of the pack among major-league teams against lefties. But he said it is far too soon to draw any conclusions.“We haven’t seen them enough,” he said. “To be honest with you, for me right now, that’s not even enough. For me to say we’re ninth (in wRC-plus), I don’t think it’s fair. We just haven’t seen them enough.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Ross Stripling, 1-1, 3.07 ERA) at Cubs (LHP Jon Lester, 1-0, 2.57 ERA), Thursday, 11:20 a.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco CHICAGO — Left field was supposed to be the Dodgers’ only true platoon this season.So far, though, it has been a decidedly lopsided one. Joc Pederson is off to an excellent start against right-handed pitching with 10 home runs and a 1.091 OPS overall. But Chris Taylor has not upheld his end. He went into Wednesday’s game batting .161 with 18 strikeouts in 56 at-bats.If that continues, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged starting Pederson against left-handed pitchers (despite his career .178 average and .569 OPS against lefties) might become a better option than having Taylor face them. Pederson has not started against a left-handed pitcher this season and did it only twice last season and 21 times since his rookie season in 2015.“Can it (happen)? Is it possible? Certainly,” Roberts said. “This is not, for me, enough runway for Chris based on what he’s done for us in the past. … It’s not nearly enough time for me to even broach that.”last_img read more