The family synonymous with butchers in Queensland has listed one of its prestigious farming assets

first_imgThe cattle can be included in the dealIt includes the original four-bedroom homestead which has been renovated and has wide verandasThere are also managers quarters on the property and an entertainment area named “The Bull Bar’’.The family is offering to sell the existing Angus and Brangus cows and calves with the property. Big Bluff at Grevillia.ANYONE who loves their steak in southeast Queensland knows the name Purcell.Jack Purcell opened his first butcher shop in 1943 and the business soon spread. While he sold off many of the stores when he retired, his son bought the store at Northgate and continued the multi-generational business in the family name.While it’s not a butcher shop on offer this time, Paul has now listed his amazing cattle property just next to the Border Ranges for sale through Peter Douglas of Ray White Rural Queensland.The property, known as Big Bluff, is listed for offers of $1.9 million.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 Paul and his father used the property as their paddock to plate enterprise and it continues today under the third generation of the family of Adam Purcell.The property can accommodate 80 cows and calves.last_img read more

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Acadia Fire soccer team makes it to the State Cup

first_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Bio Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Latest Postscenter_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 ELLSWORTH — This year’s U12 coed Acadia Fire soccer team was just the second one in the academy’s eight-year history to make it to the State Cup.The team was also the only one in the league of some eight teams to have girls on its roster.Sixth graders Lelia Weir of Bar Harbor and Addi Laslie of Ellsworth have been showing boys what it means to play like a girl for the past several years. The team just wrapped up its season, losing to the Velocity Soccer Club from Portland 3-1 in the championship on June 13 at Thomas College. Acadia Fire entered the final undefeated.“Our teams are pretty competitive,” said Michael Curless, founder of the Acadia Fire FC Soccer Academy, at a practice on June 2. “Our youth teams have only lost twice in 50 games.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSince starting the academy in 2007, Curless said his club has grown from 30 players to 175 boys and girls ages 6-18 from all over Downeast Maine. It blossomed quickly once Curless started operating out of the Fire House in Trenton — an indoor facility that allows for year-round practice.“I like practicing year-round and not just in the fall,” Weir said. “It’s fun to practice indoors, too, because it helps with skills and quickness.”Lelia Weir puts on a move while practicing with the Acadia Fire U12 coed soccer team on June 2. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSWeir is a midfielder, and Laslie plays forward. Weir is quick to note that Laslie is “really fast.” They’re the only two girls on the team, and they’re best friends.“Playing coed really helped my daughter,” Curless said of the Mount Desert Island High School standout, Opal, who recently graduated and received a scholarship to play for Syracuse University in New York. “They [Weir and Laslie] have made a lot of improvements.”Playing with boys no longer seems to faze the girls.Weir said players on opposing teams take her and Laslie seriously “most of the time,” but she uses the idea of them not doing so as motivation.“Normally, you think that they’re not as strong,” Weir said, referring to the perception of female athletes. “I always picture them not taking me seriously. I feel like I do better when I do that.”Weir also participated in the academy’s SoccerFit! program, where she worked on improving her strength. She can now dead lift 160 pounds.“She loves it,” said her father, Jaime Weir, also an Acadia Fire coach. “They’re a really tight-knit group.”It shows.While answering questions, one of the girls’ teammates interrupted to offer his support.“No pressure!” he called out. Lelia Weir and Laslie both smiled and rolled their eyes.“Sometimes they’re annoying,” Lelia Weir said.For more information about Acadia Fire and its upcoming programs, visit acadiafiresoccer.com.PHOTO COURTESY OF JAIME WEIR EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

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Professor elected to California transportation board

first_imgThe California Transportation Foundation elected James E. Moore II, a professor at the Viterbi School of Engineering, to its board of directors this month as the first appointment of an academic member to the board.Educator · James Moore said he hopes to use his position on the board to continue student education. – Photo courtesy of James Moore The CTF, a non-profit benefit corporation founded in 1988, focuses on fulfilling California’s transportation needs that are not met by state-run programs.Moore said his appointment distinguishes USC as a university dedicated to research and professionalism.“CTF is largely oriented toward professionals rather than academics, and for us to be able to place a faculty member on that board, it’s an implicit endorsement of the attention that USC gives to professions that it serves,” Moore said.The foundation increased its focus on education in an effort to strike a balance between the professional and academic aspects of transportation, said Heinz Heckeroth, executive director of the CTF. Offering Moore a spot on the board strengthened its educational abilities, Heckeroth said.“We provide scholarships and mentoring programs, so we felt that Moore would be helpful in terms of understanding student requirements and student needs,” Heckeroth said.Moore has been a faculty member at Viterbi since 1988 and serves as chair of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.“I was a little skeptical initially because the board tends to be more oriented towards professional personnel rather than academic personnel, but it was clear that they had a very deep respect for the education enterprise,” Moore said.As a scholar in the field of transportation research, Moore plans to further the cause of transportation education while serving his three-year term on the CTF board.The foundation hosts an annual symposium for undergraduate students of civil engineering and urban planning, in which Moore was heavily involved before his election. USC typically sends three students under Moore’s direction to the symposium, where they work with leading experts on mock transportation projects.“There’s a special degree of attention at USC and our professional schools to making sure that our work and our educational programs meet the needs of professions as those needs emerge and change,” he said.In addition to the undergraduate student symposium, the CTF also hosts an annual conference on California transportation policy, sponsors agency personnel to attend other conferences and scientific meetings, and organizes an annual competition to award and recognize the state’s top transportation projects and officials.“I think the foundation does important work and it contributes in a significant way to transportation scholarship,” Moore said. “I wanted to be able to participate and support them and to try to keep the resources of that foundation oriented towards serving universities.”Moore believes USC is at the forefront of universities involved in transportation research.“We’ve always been oriented toward research — we want to do good scholarship and contribute to literature and move the frontier of knowledge ahead,” Moore said.  “But in addition to that we’re also very interested in remaining relevant to the professions we’re serving.”His election to the CTF board of directors, Moore said, reflects favorably on the university as a whole.“The message I get is that USC is seen as a research institution that takes the professions we serve very seriously,” Moore said. “We’re able to bring the full strength of the institution to transportation problems and questions.”last_img read more

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Ezenwa: I Am Set to Stop Cameroon

first_img“I do not believe we have goalkeeping crisis in the Super Eagles though the talk has been everywhere.“Yes, we have our first and second choice goalkeepers, Carl Ikeme and Daniel Akpeyi indisposed for the World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon that calls for concern but does not simply amount to crisis.“The assignment on my shoulder is a blessing, call to duty and huge one and I hope to carry it out to the best of my ability.“I will do my best not to concede any goal in the match against the Cameroonians, the defenders, everybody has promised to be at their best to protect me adequately.“We know what is at stake and the importance to be at the World Cup and we will do our very best to ensure qualification.“We are prepared, ready and focused only praying for God to shower us with his grace and victory,” said the former Sunshine Stars shot stopper to supersport.com.Ezenwa said he will want to use the occasion of the qualifiers to etch his name in gold as the domestic goalkeeper to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup.“I want my name to be written in gold as home-based goalkeeper to man the post to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup.“I want Nigerians to remember me for good that when we were having goalkeeping ‘crisis’ I stood out creditably to defend the national colours.“I want Nigerians to believe in me but firstly the team to go ahead to deliver the World Cup ticket,” said Ezenwa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has said stoutly that the side do not have goalkeeping crisis going into the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.The Nigerian top-flight side, FC IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper is being pencilled down to make his debut for the mainstream Eagles against the Central African neighbours in the absence of the duo, Carl Ikeme and Daniel Akpeyi.Ezenwa said the challenge to man the post in the all-important match is a big one and he will certainly execute the daunting task with utmost finesse.last_img read more

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Gerrit Cole injury update: Astros starter (hamstring) doesn’t believe he’s seriously hurt

first_imgGerrit Cole did not pitch against the White Sox on Tuesday as planned.The Astros righty — and American League Cy Young contender — was warming up for Game 2 of a double-header against the White Sox when he promptly stopped. Gerrit Cole was scratched from tonight’s start due to right hamstring discomfort while warming up.— Houston Astros (@astros) August 14, 2019Manager A.J. Hinch told reporters after the game Cole told him he does not believe he is seriously hurt.A.J. Hinch said Gerrit Cole doesn’t think his hamstring injury is that serious. Cole wasn’t available to speak to reporters after the game.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) August 14, 2019The 28-year-old is 14-5 this season with a 2.87 ERA with 226 strikeouts in 156 2/3 innings pitched.He is a free agent after the season. He was in the bullpen but left and went to the dugout pointing at his leg in the process.Gerrit Cole just walked out the bullpen pointing at his leg 😤— Kevin Vázquez (55-48)🐻🇺🇸 (@buschlitepapi) August 14, 2019Chris Devenski started the game.Chris Devenski is starting for the @astros instead of Gerrit Cole, who was scheduled to start the second game of the doubleheader. No announcement has been made to explain why.— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) August 14, 2019Cole left with right hamstring discomfort, the Astros announced.last_img read more

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COUNTING UNDERWAY AT 5 DONEGAL ELECTION CENTRES

first_imgCOUNTING is underway this morning at five centres across County Donegal in the local government election.Thirty-seven county councillors will be elected over the next 18 hours or so.County council staff and others are in Letterkenny, Stranorlar, Donegal Town, Glenties and Buncrana sorting through ballot papers from the five electoral areas. There will be an extra eight councillors this time around, to make up for the sad loss of our local town councils under government reform.Fianna Fail has done well across the county. Fine Gael has taken a hammering at the polls, whilst Sinn Fein has had mixed results, doing well in the north and east of the county but not as well as expected in the south.The story of today however is likely to be that of independents with a number of high profile candidates set to be elected to Lifford.  COUNTING UNDERWAY AT 5 DONEGAL ELECTION CENTRES was last modified: May 25th, 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:Donegal County CouncilElectionslast_img read more

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BYTON Provides Look At MByte Electric SUV Production Model At CES

first_imgSee inside the production version of the electric SUV.If BYTON is able to adhere to their previously announced timelines, they are less than a year from the start of production for the all-electric M-Byte SUV, the first vehicle to come from the new automaker. With that in mind, we expect 2019 to be chock full of announcements and reveals, since the M-Byte vehicles BYTON paraded around the world in 2018 were in concept form.BYTON News BYTON’s Concept M-Byte interior. The production interior is definitely similar, but much more refined.So it’s no surprise to us that BYTON decided to show off some pictures of the production-intent interior of the upcoming SUV. What may surprise some of our readers, is that BYTON is sticking with the large display screen, that pretty much stretches the entire length of the dashboard. BYTON representatives had assured us from the start that was their intention, but there were those that doubted whether or not that would find its way into a production vehicle.BYTON’s M-Byte SUV production interiorThe M-Byte SUV, as well as the K-Byte sedan, (arriving about 2 years after the M-Byte) is available in 71 kWh and 95 kWh battery configurations. The smaller battery will offer approximately 250 miles of range, and with the larger battery, range is estimated to be 325 miles. BYTON hasn’t commented on which range measuring standard they are using, but we believe it’s most likely the WLTP, so EPA range figures would likely be slightly less..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }BYTON is also showing off their UI / UX technology here at CES, and is one of the aspects of the vehicle that their team seems most proud of.  There are multiple ways to interact with the M-Byte, including gesture and voice control as well as physical buttons.We’ll be sitting down with the BYTON management team here at CES in the few days, and will bring you more insight into the company’s plans for 2019..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Read BYTON’s full Press Release:January 6, 2019, Las Vegas – BYTON, the premium intelligent electric vehicle brand, today revealed new details about its first production model, the M-Byte SUV, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas. Positioned as the next generation smart device, BYTON is designed for the future of autonomous driving when the automobile will become a mobile digital lounge.“BYTON’s M-Byte represents the transformation of the traditional car into a next-generation smart device for every user,” said Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, CEO and Co-founder of BYTON. “We achieve this through the combination our state-of-the-art EV platform and our proprietary BYTON Life digital ecosystem.” A Digital Cockpit That Improves The Driver ExperienceBYTON’s Shared Experience Display (SED) remains the world’s largest in-car display for a production automobile. It displays vehicle and driving information and offers various content options in an intuitive way. The position of the display has been carefully developed and tested to not affect driver line-of-sight and can automatically adjust brightness according to changes in ambient lighting to avoid further distraction. In addition, the SED will meet automotive safety standards as well as crash standards in all target markets.The production M-Byte’s user-interface and user experience (UI/UX) hardware will feature abundant shared and private screen space to capture and display a wide array of digital content – music, videos, photos, files, contacts, and more – intuitively and safely to users in any seat:The 7-inch Driver Tablet pioneered by BYTON will be at the center of the steering wheel just above the driver airbag, serving as one of the main interfaces for the driver to configure the vehicle and interact with the SED.An 8-inch BYTON Touch Pad has been added between the driver and the front passenger seats on the production model, enabling the front passenger to control the SED and enjoy the same interactive experience as the driver.Rear passengers have access to independent rear-seat entertainment screens that also share content with the SED.The front seats can be rotated inward 12 degrees, to create a space that is more convenient for passengers in the car to interact and communicate with each other when not in motion.The dashboard features a new wraparound design with air conditioning vents, gear selector, and other hard buttons located in the center along with a driver monitoring system to ensure safety during assisted-driving modes.Multiple interaction modes with the vehicle will be offered including voice control, touch control, physical buttons, and gesture control. Enhanced User Experience & Personalized MobilityBYTON users will have access to BYTON Life, an open digital ecosystem that connects applications, data, and smart devices. BYTON Life features advanced machine-learning capabilities that analyzes the user’s schedule, location, preferences, and application data to provide intuitive support such as scheduling reminders, online shopping tasks, remote charging management, and more. It can recognize voices of different users and sounds from different directions in the car. In North American and European markets, BYTON has been cooperating with Amazon Alexa to jointly develop voice control. In addition, BYTON has also invited software developers from around the world to join BYTON’s ecosystem and explore new possibilities for applications and content on BYTON Life’s open platform.Full-scale vehicle testing ahead of productionThe production version of the BYTON M-Byte is slated to debut in mid-2019, with mass-production starting at the end of the year. To achieve this, vehicle testing continues in full swing to achieve the highest safety and quality standards of China, the US, and Europe. Meanwhile, BYTON’s Nanjing plant is on-track to be completed this year and will be equipped with cutting-edge production equipment from leading global partners such as AIDA Engineering of Japan, and KUKA and DÜRR of Germany. The company is also working with key strategic investors FAW and CATL, and world-class suppliers Bosch, BOE, and Faurecia to integrate the world’s best technologies and resources into its products.“We have made solid progress in the construction of our Nanjing plant and prototype vehicle testing,” said Dr. Daniel Kirchert, President and Co-Founder of BYTON. “This is a vital year for BYTON and our global team is sparing no efforts to achieve our goal of volume production.” About BYTONIt is not about refining cars. It is about refining life.BYTON aspires to build premium intelligent electric vehicles for the future. Its crafted cars integrate advanced digital technologies to offer customers a smart, sage, comfortable and eco-friendly driving and mobility experience.BYTON aims to create a premium brand rooted in China which has a global reach. Its global headquarters, intelligent manufacturing base and R&D center are located in Nanjing, China, while its North American headquarters, devoted to intelligent car experience, autonomous driving, whole vehicle integration and other cutting-edge technologies, is based in the Silicon Valley. The company’s vehicle concept and design center is located in Munich. BYTON also has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to handle external affairs, marketing, sales, design and investor relations.BYTON’s core management team is made up of the world’s top experts from China, Europe and the U.S., all of whom have held senior management positions in innovative companies such as BMW, Tesla, Google and Apple. Their expertise covers automotive design, automotive engineering and manufacturing, electric powertrain, intelligent connectivity, autonomous driving, user interface and supply chain management among other industry sectors, the sum of which represents BYTON’s strengths in manufacturing premium automobiles that are equipped with high quality internet technologies. New BYTON Video Wraps Up a Productive 2018 Source: Electric Vehicle News Byton M-Byte Crossover Specs Versus Tesla Model S And Model X BYTON Releases New Interior Teaser Image Of Electric SUV Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 6, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more

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