Former state minister shells out near record price for stunning Brisbane renovation

first_imgLooking across the kitchen to the open plan after all the hard work has been done.The home also has a rooftop terrace affording panoramic views through to the Brisbane City skyline. Former LNP representative, Saxon Rice, has been revealed as the multimillion-dollar buyer of Graya constructions latest project. Photo: Nathan RichterFORMER State politician, Saxon Rice, has been revealed as the latest buyer in a growing list of personalities to have purchased a Graya Constructions project.The past state member for Mount Coot-tha paid $2.22 million to snap up the stunning transformation of 8 McNab St, Paddington. The contemporary finishes were perfectly pitched for the high-end market.Ms Saxon joins a growing list of high-profile Graya clients which have included Channel 9’s Alison Ariotti, Brisbane Broncos captain Darius Boyd and wife Kayla, as well as Queensland Reds Player, Quade Cooper and his model girlfriend Laura Dundovic.Mr Graya said secret behind McNab Street’s success was simple.“It was 100 per cent about the location — Paddington is our stomping ground and I feel like we know it inside out,” he said. BEFORE: 8 McNab St, Paddington before Graya Construction got into the renovation. The view from the homes rooftop terrace.Owner of Graya Constructions, Rob Graya, said they were pleased to build a beautiful home and achieve a great outcome.“Very happy with the result. It was a very enjoyable build and it was a very nice feeling handing over the keys to a great family to enjoy the house,” Mr Graya said.Mr Graya said the architect, Joe Adsett, had created a standout home, and he would rank the project as one of his most enjoyable to date. AFTER: 8 McNab St, Paddington, QLD after its major makeover.The property had only been on the market for one day before it was put under contract by Ms Rice.The sale reflected the second highest price ever paid for a home on a 405sq m block in Paddington.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe once decrepit home is now a designer showpiece with five-bedroom, three-bathroom accommodation across multiple levels and is positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the Rosalie Village cafe hub.The property includes a glass-walled wine store, huge Calacatta marble kitchen bench, in-built timber cabinetry, over-size pivot glass front door and open plan living space that connects to the patio and pool area. BEFORE: Rob Graya knew the position was right for a successful project.“With Paddington’s number one street only next door it was a no brainer for us when Ben Wakely (agent) showed us the site,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Siemens Gamesa signs Hornsea Two bank guarantee line

first_imgLocated in the North Sea and owned by Danish utility company Ørsted, the farm will consist of 165 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. “This deal is a continuation of Siemens Gamesa’s focus on sustainability in finance and strengthens it at a difficult time for all of society, in which we must go that extra mile in supporting medical research. It is very gratifying to be able to make a contribution,” said Thomas Spannring, acting CFO of Siemens Gamesa. BNP Paribas lead managed the deal, in which BBVA, Mizuho, and Santander also participated. The installation of the 165 direct drive wind turbines at the Hornsea Two project site 89 kilometers off the British east coast is expected to start in 2021. The funding is tied to ESG (environment, social, and governance) criteria. Under this agreement, Siemens Gamesa will pay a premium in the event that it fails to achieve the defined ESG targets; otherwise, the premium will be paid by BNP Paribas, together with BBVA and Santander. Siemens Gamesa has signed a bank guarantee line for up to EUR 600 million to cover the construction of components for the 1.4 GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.center_img Once commissioned in 2022, Hornsea Two will become the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The nacelles for Hornsea Two will be produced at Siemens Gamesa’s factory in Cuxhaven, Germany, while the majority of the blades will be made at the factory in Hull, UK, where the pre-assembly work will also be carried out. Towers are expected to be partly sourced from UK suppliers. Hornsea Two In either case, the established premium on the deal will be used to finance a cancer research project directed by Eduardo López Collazo, Scientific Director of Hospital La Paz Institute for Health Research in Madrid, Spain, that seeks to identify sources of metastasis in breast cancer with a view to preventing tumour cells from spreading. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgOsaka continued to struggle deep into the match before winning the last five games of a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 triumph over 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk. The 2018 Open champ heaved her racket during the second set and admitted to cursing at herself before improving to 7-0 since the WTA Tour resumed during the coronavirus pandemic.Also moving into the fourth round is 2016 U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber, who beat 20-year-old American Ann Li in straight sets. Kerber’s next opponent is another American, 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, who beat Caroline Garcia. Sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over American Jessica Pegula.American teenager Caty McNally reached the third round with a rain-delayed victory against Ekaterina Alexandrova, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6. Her win put 11 U.S.-born women in Round 3. Eighth seed Petra Martic claimed her third-round match in straight sets. September 5, 2020 ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson share the first-round lead after one round of the PGA’s Tour Championship. Rahm fired a 5-under 65 that allowed him to make up the two-shot deficit. Johnson was awarded the two-shot edge over Rahm at the start of the round for being No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup. Johnson shot a 67 but lost a three-shot edge early with back-to-back bogeys to end the front nine and a bogey on 18. Justin Thomas is alone in third, two off the pace and two ahead of Rory McIlroy.TENNIS-US OPEN TCU postpones SMU game after positive testsDALLAS (AP) — TCU and SMU have postponed their Sept. 11 matchup in Fort Worth after the Horned Frogs said that some players and support staff tested positive for the coronavirus.TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said the programs would try to make up the game at a later date. In other outbreak news:— The Indianapolis Colts say they will allow a maximum of 2,500 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium for the team’s home opener Sept. 20 against the Minnesota Vikings. That number was determined following discussions with the Marion County Public Health Department and set to meet local, NFL and CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Winners on the men’s side Friday include fifth seed Alexander Zverev and seventh seed David Goffin.NFL-NEWSWashington cuts APUNDATED (AP) — Washington’s NFL team has pulled off a stunning surprise by releasing veteran running back Adrian Peterson. Head coach Ron Rivera called Peterson early in the morning asking him to come to the facility, then delivered the news that the team was moving on from the 35-year-old. The decision comes as teams need to get to the 53-man limit by Sunday. Update on the latest sports Osaka overcomes test from teenager NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) stayed perfect for 2020 and advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets win.He beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and 43 minutes, holding serve throughout. Djokovic has won his last 29 matches and is 26-0 this season, making him a prohibitive favorite to get his fourth U.S. Open title. Fourth seed Naomi Osaka is among Friday’s third-round winners. KENTUCKY DERBY-SCRATCHDerby field down to 16LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The field for the Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 16 after Finnick the Fierce was scratched. The one-eyed gelding has an apparent foot issue. Saturday’s Derby will have its fewest starters since 2003, when Funny Cide beat 15 rivals. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK Peterson played the past two seasons with Washington. He’s 1,053 yards behind Barry Sanders for fourth on the all-time rushing list and needs 12 TDs to catch Marcus Allen for the third most in NFL history.In other NFL news:— The Broncos have released inside linebacker Todd Davis, their leading tackler in three of the last four seasons. He had 134 defensive stops last year despite missing the first two games. — Former All-Pro punter Greg Montgomery has died at 55. Montgomery spent nine years in the NFL with Houston, Detroit and Baltimore, earning All-Pro honors with the 1993 Oilers. He led the league in punting three times.— The Raiders have released safety Damarious Randall. Randall is the second veteran defensive back to be cut by the team this week after signing a free-agent deal in the offsesaon. — Corbin Burnes was sharp in the Brewers’ 7-1 win over the Indians, allowing an earned run and three hits while fanning seven over six innings. Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) supplied a two-run homer and three RBIs, while Ben Gamel had three of Milwaukee’s 12 hits.— The Mariners doubled up the Rangers, 6-3 as Yusei Kikuchi (YOO’-say kih-KOO’-chee) held Texas to a run and just two hits in six innings. J.P. Crawford’s three-run blast gave Seattle a 6-1 lead in the eighth.MLB-NEWSIndians’ Francona recovering, still unable to rejoin teamUNDATED (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is feeling better after undergoing surgeries and a hospital stay. However, it may be some time before he’s healthy enough to rejoin the AL Central leaders. James Harden scored 36 points and the Houston Rockets ran away from the Lakers, 112-97.Russell Westbrook added 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Rockets, who had just one day of rest after closing out a seven-game series against Oklahoma City. Eric Gordon chipped in 23 points and helped Houston go on a 16-3 run in the final period to go ahead by 19.Anthony Davis had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, while LeBron James had 20 points, eight boards and seven assists.Game 2 is Sunday.NBA-SIXTH MAN AWARD — Anthony Alford laced a two-run triple and came around to score on a wild pitch, all in the fourth inning of the Bucs’ 4-3 downing of Cincinnati. The Reds had to settle for a split despite homers by Eugenio (eh-oo-HAY’-nee-oh) Suarez and Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) in the nightcap.— The Phillies earned their fifth straight win as Jake Arrieta gave up two runs over seven innings of their 5-3 decision over the Mets. Roman Quinn’s RBI single in the seventh put Philadelphia ahead to stay.— Rookie left-hander Josh Fleming won his third consecutive start and Michael Perez had a three-run double to propel the AL East-leading Rays past the Marlins, 5-4. Yoshi Tsutsugo (YOH’-shee soo-SOO’-goh) homered in Tampa Bay’s 20th win in their last 25 games.— The Yankees beat the Orioles for the 19th straight time as Miguel Andujar (an-DOO’-hahr) furnished the tiebreaking single in the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory at Baltimore. Gary Sanchez homered and Brett Gardner had two RBIs in the Game 1 win.— The Orioles finally beat the Yanks for the first time since March 2019. Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run homer and sparked a four-run fifth inning with an RBI single in the Birds’ 6-3 win against New York.center_img Associated Press Harrell named NBA’s top subLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell has been voted the NBA Sixth Man Award after averaging a career-best 18.6 points in 63 games before the pandemic shutdown of the regular season.The Clippers have come away with four of the last five Sixth Man Awards. Teammate Williams had won it the previous two seasons before finishing third this year.Harrell received 58 first-place votes from a panel of 100 writers and broadcasters, earning 397 points. Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) of Oklahoma City was second with 35 first-place votes and 328 points.NHL-STANLEY CUP UNDATED (AP) — The defending World Series champs ended a seven-game losing streak with a split of their doubleheader against the Braves, but they still own the National League’s second-worst record at 13-24.Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yuh) Jr. homered twice and Dansby Swanson added a two-run shot as Atlanta roughed up the Washington Nationals, 7-1 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Swanson finished with three RBIs, including an RBI single in the sixth. The Braves had won five straight until Michael Taylor hit a two-run double and had three RBIs in Washington’s 10-9 win in Game 2. Freddie Freeman’s grand slam tied the game, 7-7 in the fourth, but the Nats regained the lead on Trea Turner’s fifth-inning solo homer.Elsewhere around the majors:— AJ Pollock, Joc Pederson and Mookie Betts homered in the eighth inning to power the Dodgers to their sixth straight win, 10-6 over the Rockies. The NL West leaders rallied after Kevin Pillar’s erased the Dodgers’ 5-2 lead in the top of the eighth. Francona has missed 23 games after having surgery for a gastrointestinal issue at the Cleveland Clinic and then having complications from blood clotting. In other MLB news:— Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters (WEE’-turz) has been activated from the 10-day injured list after being sidelined by a broken left big toe. Catcher Andrew Knizner was optioned to the team’s alternate training site to make room for Wieters, who is 0 for 12 in six games this year.PGA-TOUR CHAMPIONSRahm catches Johnson at Tour Championship — Kyle Davies tossed four-hit ball over seven innings of the Padres’ 7-0 shutout of the Athletics. Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. belted his 14th homer and a two-run double for San Diego, which also received round-trippers from Manny Machado and Luis Campusano.— The Angels squandered a three-run lead in the ninth before beating the Astros, 6-5 on Shohei Ohtani’s (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nayz) RBI single in the bottom of the 11th. Mike Trout scored the winning run after belting his 299th home run to tie Tim Salmon’s club record.— Ketel Marte homered, doubled twice and singled as the Diamondbacks beat the Giants, 6-5 to snap a five-game losing streak. Nick Ahmed (ah-MEHD’) had three hits for the Diamondbacks and rookie catcher Daulton Varsho drove in two runs.— Yu Darvish carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and won his seventh straight decision as the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 4-1. Willson Contreras had three hits and four RBIs to back Darvish, who limited St. Louis to one hit while striking out 11 over seven frames.— Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) hit his 11th home run for the Reds in a 4-2 win over the Pirates in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Luis Castillo struck out eight over six strong innings of his first major league win since last September. Stars prevail in OT, Knights close out CanucksEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It took three tries this week, but both the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights have finally advanced to the NHL’s Western Conference finals. The Stars are this far into the postseason for the first time since 2008, while the Golden Knights are in the conference final for the second time in their three-year history.Rookie Joel Kiviranta completed his first NHL hat trick 7:24 into overtime to give the Stars a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Kiviranta also provided the tying tally with 3 1/2 minutes left in regulation, just 10 seconds after Vladimir Namestnikov (nah-MEHST’-nih-kahv) put the Avs ahead. Kiviranta had played in just two other postseason games and scored one goal in 11 games during the regular season.Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) provided the other Dallas goals, and Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 40 shots. Colorado was trying to win the series after dropping three of the first four games.The Golden Knights put away the Vancouver Canucks with a stifling 2-0 victory. Robin Lehner needed to make just 14 saves for his third shutout of the series.Neither team scored until Shea Theodore netted a power-play goal with 6:08 remaining. Alex Tuch (tuhk) and Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee) added empty-netters for Vegas, which dropped the previous two games before earning a meeting with the Stars.MLB-SCHEDULEBraves, Nats split twinbill — Toronto won the opener of a twinbill as Danny Jansen hit a two-run homer, Travis Shaw had a solo shot in an 8-7 downing of the Red Sox. Shaw went 3 for 4 with a double in the Blue Jays’ third straight win and seventh in nine games.— The Bosox ended a five-game skid by taking the nightcap as Yairo Muñoz had three hits in a 3-2 over the Jays. Muñoz went a combined 6 for 7 in the twinbill with a two-run homer, two doubles and three RBIs.— Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a two-run double in the White Sox’s 7-3 verdict over the Royals. Eloy (EE’-loy) Jimenez had three hits and Chicago took over the AL Central lead with its 14th win in 18 games.— Jorge Polanco and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back homers leading off the bottom of the first before the Twins held off the Tigers, 2-0 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Randy Dobnak allowed four hits over five innings to get the win.— The Twins completed a sweep by downing the Tigers, 3-2 on an RBI single by Marwin Gonzalez in the eighth. Sergio Romo pitched a perfect seventh and Trevor May picked up the save in Minnesota’s fourth straight win. The Heat trailed by 12 before outscoring the top-seeded Bucks, 40-13 in the fourth quarter of a 115-100 triumph against Milwaukee. Jimmy Butler scored 17 of his team-high 30 points in the final period.Bam Adebayo (ad-a-BY’-oh) had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Miami, which pulled off its biggest fourth-quarter comeback in playoff history. Jae Crowder had 17 points to help the Heat improve to 7-0 in this postseason.The Bucks got 21 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists from Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-to-KOON’-poh), who twisted an ankle in the first quarter and appeared to labor at times.Miami will go for an unexpected sweep on Sunday.The other No. 1 seed is the Los Angeles Lakers, who dropped their opener for the second straight series. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSHeats beat Bucks again for 3-0 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat are on the verge of reaching the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the first time since the days of LeBron James, Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and Chris Bosh in 2014.last_img read more

Closed hearing to evaluate Blansett mental competency evaluation set for May

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A closed hearing has been tentative set for May 14, at 4 p.m. in Sumner County District Court to discuss a Larned State Hospital mental competency evaluation report of Lindsey Nicole Blansett, who is charged with first degree murder of her 10-year-old son at her home on Dec. 14, 2014.The hearing will be behind closed doors and involve a video teleconference with a psychologist of the mental competency evaluation. It will also include county attorney Kerwin Spencer, defense attorney Mike Brown and Judge Scott McQuin to determine if Blansett is competent to stand trial in Sumner County.Spencer said the hearing will not be public in fear that to do so will taint a future jury pool. He said the hearing will review possible evidence that could be admissible or inadmissible for trial.Blansett, who was in attendance today in court, has returned from Larned where she undertook an extensive mental evaluation. She is currently in custody at Sumner County Jail. The judge will determine through the mental evaluation report, whether or not Blansett is mentally capable of understanding the nature of the proceedings or whether she should remain in custody of a mental institution.Blansett has been charged with first degree murder of Caleb Blansett, a 10-year-old Lincoln Elementary student in Wellington. She is accused of using a rock and knife multiple times leading to his death.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +11 Vote up Vote down cindymartin · 277 weeks ago My personal opinion is let’s get this over with!! She did it. Everyone knows she did it. Everyone wants her gone. Justice for Caleb. This is all that matters. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Hmmm….. · 277 weeks ago If she’s currently in the Sumner County Jail then she must be mentally competent or she would be at Larned right? Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Rivian Releases Magical New Photo Of Factory In Illinois

first_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 1, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News Without a factory, there can be no vehicles.Rivian is not a startup. That’s precisely why we thought it worthwhile to post this new image of the automaker’s factory in Normal, Illinois. The factory is currently undergoing a major transformation as Rivian prepares for production of the R1T electric truck and R1S electric SUV.However, the factory itself is and was an automotive facility. It was previously used by Mitsubishi, but Rivian bought it up ages ago in preparation for production of the two aforementioned vehicles, as well as future offerings. All Rivian products will be purely electric.More Rivian News Rivian CEO Discusses Automaker’s 10-Year History: Silence Is Golden New Rivian R1T Pickup Truck Renders Show Camper, Flatbed & Morecenter_img Exciting times lie ahead in the electric vehicle world and perhaps Rivian will be the next automaker to make waves as big as Tesla continues to do today. Watch Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Transform Right Before Your Eyes Not a startup? No. In fact, Rivian has been around for over a decade. The automaker waited until last November at the LA Auto Show to wow the world with not one, but two working, fully functional electric adventure vehicles. Fact is, both have been in the making for years and years now.So, here’s the outside of the magical factory where Rivian will produce electric trucks and SUVs. The factory does exist. No vaporware here.There’s a lot of magic happening inside our factory in Normal, IL, but some evenings the view from outside steals the show.— Rivian (@Rivian) March 25, 2019last_img read more