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US billionaire buys SpaceX flight to orbit with 3 others

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. billionaire is buying an entire SpaceX flight for himself and three people to circle the globe. The deal announced Monday is the latest for private space travel. Pennsylvania entrepreneur Jared Isaacman aims to use the trip to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. At the same time, he’ll be fulfilling a dream to fly in space. He’s offering the three other seats in the SpaceX capsule to a St. Jude’s health care worker, a donor to St. Jude’s and a customer of his credit card processing business. The orbital mission is planned for October.last_img

A home among the trees and cool breezes

first_imgThe open-plan living area features a fireplace and high ceilings. Picture: Supplied. “We completely recladded and insulated the house as well.” On the lower level of the home there is carparking, a laundry and the big workshop. The main level features the open-plan living space, with fireplace and high ceilings, a big front deck and a rear deck.The kitchen has a walk-in pantry and there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom on this level. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Stairs lead up to the master bedroom level with ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and beautiful views. The main bedroom at 60 Nuttall St, Lawnton. Picture: Supplied. “We also love the fact the even when preparing a meal you can see the trees. We have nature in the lounge because of the elevation.” Mrs Peebles said despite the amount of greenery on the property, it was low-maintenance.“You can spend a lot of time pottering but you don’t need to put a lot of effort in,” she said. “The neighbourhood is very leafy and very quiet, too. And the neighbours are lovely.”The home is going to auction on Saturday, May 4 at 3.30pm. The view from the main deck. Picture: Supplied. The upper level is a loft space, which Mrs Peebles said was the perfect space for working from home on a cold, wet winter’s day. Mrs Peebles said the best parts of the home were the decks. “We use the deck areas extensively, rain, hail or shine,” she said. “It’s great for sunsets, entertaining and watching the storms. You can enjoy the elements but you’re protected from the elements.center_img The home at 60 Nuttall St, Lawnton, sits up high among the trees. Picture: Supplied. THIS four-level home is set on an elevated block to make the most of the surrounding views and breezes. Owners Wendy and Craig Peebles bought the home at 60 Nuttall St, Lawnton 10 years ago and have since updated it. “When we bought it, the home was a rental,” Mrs Peebles said. “The restoration was a labour of love for Craig and he did it over about a year. We built in the workshop underneath the house and concreted it. last_img read more

A “Feel Good” Story

first_imgHow about Union College, a small liberal arts college of 2200 students in New York state?  They offer no athletic scholarships, but this past weekend they defeated Minnesota (53,000 undergrads) who had 18 players on full scholarships.  How about that?The final four in hockey have a total of 39 players who are NHL draft picks.  North Dakota leads the way with 15, Minnesota has 13, Boston College has 10, and Union College 1.  However, the one from Union College whose name is Shane Gostisbehere, is supposed to be the top pick of this group.  Not only has he outdone his more celebrated colleagues, but he also weighs just 175 pounds.  Most of the hockey players outweigh him by quite a few pounds.Union beat Minnesota 7-4 to become NCAA champs.  This is Milan all over again but at the college level.I want to thank my friend, Bob Hunteman, for providing me information on this story!last_img read more

Powerball Jackpot Hits $348 Million

first_imgSTATEWIDE — Up goes the Powerball – again.The jackpot is up to $348 million after nobody won it in Saturday night’s drawing.The last jackpot that got this high kept on climbing – until it hit the record $1.5 billion in January.Three people had winning tickets for that one. The next drawing is Wednesday.last_img

Great start for Republic pair

first_imgMartin O’Neill enjoyed a dream start to his reign as Ireland manager as Robbie Keane sparked a 3-0 demolition of Latvia. The two wide men ran repeatedly at the Latvia defence, while Hoolahan exploited the space in between the visitors’ defensive and midfield lines to good effect as the Republic dominated. They might have been ahead with just 12 minutes gone when McGeady intelligently squared a free-kick to Hoolahan to help it across goal to Keane, who uncharacteristically shot straight at keeper Vanins. But the one thing Trapattoni was able to rely upon most consistently throughout his five and a half-year reign was the Los Angeles Galaxy frontman’s ability to find the back of the net, and his enduring potency represents both a boon and a concern for O’Neill with few other members of his squad having shown any signs of being able to adequately replace the 33-year-old in the long-term. Keane was in exactly the right place at the right time to stab home from close range after McClean had flicked on McGeady’s 22nd-minute corner, and he might have doubled his tally within two minutes had Vanins not produced an important save. McClean dragged a 34th-minute wide of the left post and then sliced another wide of the right in the final minute of the half with Ireland in almost complete control. To their credit, Latvia refused to lie back and accept their fate and went close within seconds of the restart when first-half substitute Aleksandrs Fertovs sent a dipping long-range effort over Keiren Westwood’s crossbar. But it was the home side who continued to pose the greater threat and an off-balance McClean blazed over after Hoolahan had pulled the ball back to him. Vanins managed to beat away McGeady’s 63rd-minute strike, but with his defenders dropping ever deeper, he was seeing for more of the ball than he would have liked. But the Spartak Moscow man was not to be denied and he got his reward when he thumped a skidding right-foot drive into the bottom corner from 25 yards to make it 2-0. The victory was complete 11 minutes from time when Long tapped home Seamus Coleman’s cross at the far post just six minutes after his introduction. Fellow replacement Anthony Stokes drew a flying save from Vanins at the death, but the home fans filed out of the stadium more than content. Keane extended his senior international goal tally to 62 just 22 minutes into O’Neill’s first game at the helm, prompting namesake and assistant manager Roy Keane to punch the air in delight before returning to his seat on the bench. Aiden McGeady, who prospered under the Ulsterman during his time in charge at Celtic, extended the lead a with a well-taken second 22 minutes from time, just his third goal in 62 senior appearances for his country. Press Association The pair were applauded warmly from the Aviva Stadium pitch when they made way with 17 minutes remaining by a crowd who had turned up to witness the dawn of a new era for Irish football and were given just what they wanted to see. But there was more to come and substitute Shane Long capped a convincing performance with a 79th-minute third as the Latvians wilted in the face of a concerted assault. O’Neill made six changes to the side sent out by Noel King in last months’ final World Cup qualifier, a 3-1 victory over Kazakhstan, and Ireland, ranked 60th by FIFA, were simply too strong for 117th-placed Latvia. Indeed, had it not been for keeper Andris Vanins, the lead could have been significantly greater by the time the half-time whistle sounded with Keane heading to the dressing room knowing on another night he could have been doing so with a hat-trick to his name. There were plenty of pluses for O’Neill and his number two, few more pleasing than the contribution of former Derry City winger James McClean, who once again looked like the player who burst on to the Barclays Premier League scene in the week’s immediately after the manager’s arrival at Sunderland. The appointment of O’Neill and number two Keane has captured the imagination of a public which had grown weary of Giovanni Trapattoni’s conservatism, but the Ulsterman acknowledged in his pre-match press conference that the honeymoon period would last only 10 minutes. He may have been unduly pessimistic in his assessment, but he knows only performances and ultimately results will determine the success or otherwise of his mission, and the early signs are promising. The presence of playmaker and Wes Hoolahan in his starting line-up, as well as that of wingers Aiden McGeady and McClean, was a statement of intent, and one which was warmly welcomed by the home supporters. last_img read more

Monk talks up Real deal Rodgers

first_imgSwansea manager Garry Monk feels his former boss Brendan Rodgers is capable of managing Barcelona or Real Madrid one day. It is a far cry from the autumn when Liverpool were struggling to emerge from the post-Luis Suarez era at a time when Daniel Sturridge was injured and they lost four successive games in both league and cup. But the upturn in their fortunes has led to reports that Manchester City are making admiring glances towards Merseyside and, asked if Rodgers was equipped to manage Barcelona or Real sometime in the future, Monk replied: “Yes, he can manage at the top, for sure. “He’s got the knowledge, know-how and capabilities in man-management. He’s got the package to do it at the elite of Europe. “Whether that’s an ambition he has at Liverpool or it is an ambition to be at the really elite I don’t know. “But I’m sure he wants to take Liverpool to those heights again.” Rodgers admitted earlier this month that he feared the sack at Liverpool prior to changing the formation to three at the back which sparked their climb up the table. But Monk, club captain at Swansea when Rodgers steered the Welsh club into the Premier League in 2011 via the Championship play-offs, says that would have been a foolish move and applauds his courage to change a system which had proved so successful last season. “I’ve spoken to him about it and the pressure at the bigger clubs is constant but I think he handles it very well,” said Monk, who remains in regular contact with Rodgers. “Transition’s never easy, especially after a fantastic season, and just missing out on that title will have knocked the confidence of the players initially. “It takes time to get that confidence back but he’s done that and he also had quite an influx of players in the summer. ” All credit to Brendan for having the bravery to change it to what players probably weren’t used to. He did it at a period where it could have been a risk but it’s paid dividends.” Liverpool’s renaissance has taken them to within two points of fourth-placed Manchester United and Monk feels they will improve still further if they qualify for the Champions League again. “I know he was disappointed with the Champions League this season but if they can push on and get in there again I think they’ll do better next year,” Monk said. “He’s evolving as a manager and he’s obviously more confident in his own ability than when he was at Swansea. “That comes with going to a big club, being on a big stage and performing there.” Monk crosses swords again with Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night having lost all three of his previous meetings with the Liverpool manager and the Northern Irishman’s stock at Anfield is rising rapidly again. Liverpool have gone 12 games unbeaten in the Barclays Premier League as they close in on a top-four spot which would secure Champions League qualification for the second successive year after almost ending the club’s 24-year wait for the title last season. Press Associationlast_img read more

GiG gearing up for 2020 data drive

first_img GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 Share GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Submit Richard Brown, GiGStockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will expand its product portfolio through new vertical ‘GiG Data’ – the firm’s soon to be launched ‘next generation’ data platform.Inbound for 2020, GiG Data will be fully integrated with GiG’s lead industry platform solution ‘GiG Core’ and made available for third-party integrations.In its product notes, GiG details that it industry-tailored data solution has been designed to maximise the incumbent’s operational efficiency, by delivering real-time data collection capacities and helping operators match their individual market scale demands.Supporting AI components, GiG Data will bolster operator’s technology stacks, serving multiple external provisions (payment, compliance marketing, customer service) by delivering access to real-time back-office reports and KPI libraries.GiG informs that its existing client base will be migrated from current data frameworks to GiG Data in 2020, with the platform being made available to new customers by the end of the year.Backing GiG Data as a new vertical,  Richard Brown, Chief Executive Officer of GiG, said: “We are pleased to be adding a new data platform to our B2B solutions. The vision behind the product was to invest in creating a data platform to drive new cutting-edge solutions that we can use internally and offer to our customers.“The platform improves the way we store and manage data, with the real-time reporting leading to significantly increased service level to our partners, acting as the one account for all data services.” StumbleUpon Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more