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Almost Annual Crappie Derby on thin ice this year

first_img“There’s three inches of ice here and we need 12 for the Crappie Derby and we have to make that decision by a week after Monday so doesn’t look good,” said Chairman Chuck Sweet. The Crappie Derby is set for February 15, but whether it happens or not depends on the next couple of weeks. WHITNEY POINT (WBNG) — The Dorchester Park ice fishing event that happens *almost* every year is at risk of being cancelled this year due to the lack of ice. center_img The event was cancelled last year due to thin ice.last_img read more

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Everyone has a list of “must haves’’ when buying, but could you miss out on the perfect property?

first_imgAuctioneer Haesley Cush said not being flexible about what you want in a property means you could continually miss out.BEFORE the introduction of web portals like realestate.com.au buyers would meet agents, quite often face-to-face at their window, and discuss their long list of expectations.Then over time this list would be chiselled down to two or three non-negotiables.It can be funny to see what the end up buying when you compare it to their list of ‘non-negotiables’ just a few weeks earlier.Most buyers will end up holding firm on things like school catchments/area, price range or size of block.Someone can start looking in one area for a brick house with views and end up buying in another area, in a Queenslander with no views, but it’s in their budget.Some do hold firm though and we’ve had some quite specific requests over the years, that no amount of negotiation can change it.I clearly remember a number of buyers over the years who bought properties to accommodate furniture, pets and people.They’d reject property after property, most ticking every other box, before they found one that would fit that one thing often at the cost of another item on the list.When I’d visit years later it was heartbreaking to see the furniture, pet or person long gone and usually storage boxes stacked in their place.I once had a buyer who turned up at an auction, for quite an expensive property and they had never shown an interest before.They bid and bid and bid and eventually bought the property for $1 million above the reserve!When I asked why, it was because they thought they could move the house to the side and make a spare block. That was true, but they never did.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by When agents were so hands on with prospective buyers driving them from house to house on a Saturday we got to know them and their peculiarities really well.I met celebrities and heads of industry but the best was the bikies.I remember taking the president of a prominent bikie gang out to buy a property. The bikie was dressed in plain clothes and truth is it took me ages to realise he was a bikie.It was only when I took him through a house where the tenant always gave me a hard time that I realised something was going on.One prospective buyer helped bring a difficult tenant into line.The house was in an industrial estate and the tenant would cancel inspections, go out of his way to dress the property down and give me unbridled feedback about my choice of profession.But not on this day. He started to give me his normal snarl, until he saw my purchaser.At which point he dropped his head, looked at the ground and nervously said hello like he was a teenager face-to-face with his idol.My client acknowledged him asking “staying out of trouble?” and continued with his tour. Needless to say, inspections were a breeze after that.last_img read more

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Hywind Tampen Reaches Final Investment Decision

first_imgEquinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have made a final investment decision for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in Norway.According to Equinor, two updated plans for the project development and operation will be submitted to Norwegian authorities today, 11 October.The Snorre and Gullfaks oil & gas platforms will be the first-ever powered by a floating offshore wind farm, set to be located some 140km from shore in 260-300m of water between the platforms.“The pioneering Hywind Tampen project will help cut emissions from Gullfaks and Snorre. We are driving a transition aimed to sustain and add value on the Norwegian continental shelf, while reducing the carbon footprint from our operations,” said Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s Executive Vice President for Development & Production Norway.“The authorities’ consent to extending the productive life of the Gullfaks field to 2036 and the Snorre field to 2040, up to 20 years longer than when the fields were initially planned, has been essential to realizing the Hywind Tampen project.”The Hywind Tampen investments will total almost NOK 5 billion (approximately EUR 497.3 million), including recent funding from Enova, as well as from the Business Sector’s NOx Fund.The wind farm will comprise 11 8MW turbines based on the Hywind technology developed by Equinor and with the capacity of 88MW will be able to meet circa 35% of the annual power demand of the Snorre A and B, Gullfaks A, B and C platforms.Scheduled to come online in late 2022, Hywind Tampen will be operated from Equinor’s Bergen office. Gulen Industrihamn in western Norway has been chosen for the assembly of the floating wind turbines.last_img read more

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Henderson aims to make Brazil mark

first_img Press Association This year the midfielder has found his feet at the Merseyside club, playing a key role in Liverpool’s push for the title. And Henderson’s desire to be an England regular is stronger than ever with the World Cup now in view. “It has been a while since I started (an England game) so it was nice to get a start again and if I keep working hard I will have a few more in the summer,” the Liverpool midfielder said. “It was brilliant to get out there for the senior team. “It’s always good to represent your country. I did my best and hopefully from now until the end of the season I can do my best to get in the squad for the summer.” Henderson was not one of the stand-out performers in the win over Denmark – in truth there were hardly of any to speak of. But there are plenty of things that will stand in Henderson’s favour when Hodgson comes to select his 23 for Brazil. He is a versatile player who is capable of playing as a deep-lying midfielder or further up the field. Jordan Henderson wants to seal his place on the plane to Brazil after he made his return to the England starting line-up after a lengthy absence. Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Denmark was the first time Henderson had started an England match since he made his debut in November 2010. Shortly after earning his first cap, the 23-year-old joined Liverpool for a £20million fee which weighed heavy on his shoulders during his first two years at Anfield. Another factor that will help is that he plays with Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling in a front six which is setting the Barclays Premier League alight at the moment. Along with Glen Johnson, Liverpool had five players in the starting XI for the first time since 1977. “I didn’t know about that (statistic) but it is fantastic,” Henderson said on TheFA.com. “It shows how well we are doing. There is a lot of confidence in the team so hopefully we can bring that into the international set up as well.” last_img read more