Video Clips of the Week: Skijouring

first_imgSkiing and snowboarding are fantastic ways to enjoy winter, but there’s room on the snow for even more. Why not try something new this season? Like skijouring. It’s skiing… with a dog or horse involved… Don’t ask just watch.last_img

Height of luxury in penthouse

first_img1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.The apartment is larger than most houses with 240sq m of internal living space and a large deck off the living area and another one off the master suite.The views extend out to Magnetic Island and Castle Hill while the rear of the apartment has floor-to-ceiling glass showcasing views out to Cape Cleveland.Glistening tiles paired with a neutral colour palette add to the relaxed yet luxurious ambience.The ceilings in the living area are nearly 4m high adding a most fitting touch of grandeur to the well- appointed apartment. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.A GLASS of wine on the expansive deck looking out over the water as boats motor in and out before strolling up Palmer Street to eat at some of Townsville’s best restaurants. This is what life at the top is like living in penthouse 1201. The three-bedroom, two- bathroom apartment is on the top floor of the Solarus complex at 69 Palmer St in South Townsville.The owners are heading south and put their much cherished penthouse on the market for $2,150,000. 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.North Ward Realty selling agent Bruce Pearce, who lives in the Solarus complex himself, said the property was the most stunning apartment he has had listed in his 30-year career.“If you live in Townsville and you want luxury this is it,” he said.“I believe it’s a one-off because of the position facing north and you’re facing straight towards Magnetic Island and the ocean. On a clear day you can see through to Palm Island.“It’s going to attract someone I think whose family is off their hands and wants the best in Townsville.“We’re right in the centre of the main street of all the eateries which is close to the city, the mall and the stadium.“It’s a lifestyle apartment.”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 1201/69 Palmer Street, South Townsville.There is also ducted airconditioning throughout, granite-top gourmet kitchen, direct lift access to the penthouse barbecue and under bench fridge on the main deck.The apartment has a double lockup garage in the carpark and there are also storage rooms, a swimming pool, gymnasium and security video access to the building.Mr Pearce said the complex had a high number of owner-occupiers as well as top security features.“I wouldn’t live anywhere else in Townsville,” he said.“What attracted me to live in this building was the security, which is second to none.“The owners of this apartment pinch themselves every night because it is just so beautiful.”last_img read more

Hosts South Africa and Cape Verde out of AFCON 2013

first_imgThe dreams of hosts South Africa and the tiny Cape Verde Islands came to a shattering halt on Saturday when they were knocked out of the African Nations Cup by Mali and Ghana respectively in the quarter-finals.Mali, seeking their first Nations Cup title, kept their hopes alive by beating South Africa 3-1 on penalties, after the match finished 1-1 at the end of extra time, while Ghana, aiming for a long-awaited fifth crown, beat Cape Verde 2-0.South Africa tried to repeat their 1996 success when they were crowned champions on home soil but were eliminated after losing in a shootout in Durban. While Cape Verde, described by their coach Luico Antunes as “the best team in the competition”, lost to two Mubarak Wakaso goals in Port Elizabeth.Ghana will meet the winner of Sunday’s clash between Togo and Burkina Faso in next Wednesday’s semi-final in Nelspruit while Mali will play either tournament favourites Ivory Coast or Nigeria in the last four in Durban on the same night.last_img read more


first_imgA JUDGE has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man accused of being behind a spate of burglaries.A Garda Inspector also expressed concern at the failure of the man’s co-accused to appear in court this week.Seamus Harkin (49) and Teresa Campbell (43) both from 32 Ard Na Glas, Kilmacrennan, face numerous burglary charges. They are accused of burglaries at homes in Glenmenagh, between September 2010 and October 2010.They are also accused of burglaries at two caravans and Eelburn Caravan Park between November 1 and November 4 that year.They also face one charge of theft at Glen on October 30.Harkin also faces one charge of theft at Craoghcross in July 2011.Frank Dorrian, solicitor for Ms Campbell, told Letterkenny District Court that his client had handed in another €500 towards recompensing victims. The total was more than €2,200.He said his client wasn’t in court as she had been ill.However Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Judge Paul Kelly that Ms Campbell had consistently failed to appear before the court.“I see her in Letterkenny all the time,” said Inspector Sheridan.“She’s always in the café Bread & Butter in the town. I see her there.”Harkin’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher confirmed his client was also not in court.Inspector Sheridan applied for a bench warrant for his arrest, saying he hadn’t appeared on a number of occasions.Judge Kelly issued the bench warrant. The case was adjourned until next week.JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF MAN ON BURGLARY CHARGES was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burgaryFanadkilmacrennanPortsalonrobberieslast_img read more

Toronto Canada – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgToronto, Canada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineFairmont Hotels & Resorts, which operates some of the world’s most storied and luxurious hotel properties such as The Plaza in New York, London’s The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai and Fairmont San Francisco, will soon welcome another notable icon, Moscow’s Pekin Hotel, to its collection. Following an extensive multiyear restoration program, this historic property will be rebranded Fairmont Pekin Moscow.The project is being developed by HALS-Development, a prominent real estate development company in Russia.Fairmont Pekin Moscow will be centrally located in the city, at the junction of the Garden Ring and Triumfalnaya Square. Opposite is the Mayakovsky Monument and metro station, while the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Satire Theater and Red Square are situated nearby. The hotel will feature 236 spacious guestrooms and suites, including Fairmont Gold, the brand’s exclusive room product that offers guests personalized service, a variety of amenities and the relaxed comfort of a residential-style lounge. Guests will also enjoy a selection of dining venues, 950 square meters of meeting and function space as well as a Fairmont branded spa and fitness facilities.Completed in 1955 to designs by Dimity Chechulin, one of the Soviet Union’s most famous architects, the Pekin Hotel was part of the post-war redevelopment of Moscow. Chechulin, a former City Planner, also built Moscow’s White House, four of the renowned Metro Stations and one of the Seven Sister buildings.Fine architectural details including the façade and internal spaces will be restored and extended to some other parts of the building. During the renovation, the Chinese motifs found in parts of the hotel will be highlighted to emphasize the period design of the property.“We are fortunate to count some of the most iconic hotels in the world amongst our portfolio and we take our role as custodians of these great properties very seriously,” said Chris Cahill, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “This project not only affords us the opportunity to offer our guests a new, key destination in the largest country in the world but allows us to partner with HALS Development, which in addition to being a highly regarded property developer also shares our sensibility for heritage and preservation.”Future Fairmont openings in 2012 include Baku, Azerbaijan; Jaipur, India; Kyiv, Ukraine; Manila, Philippines and The Palm, Dubai, UAE.www.fairmont.comlast_img read more