First homebuyer Denni-Elle White. Picture: Shae Beplate.THE first homes are under construction at large-lot estate The Orchard in Jensen.Townsville couple Denni-Elle White and Daniel Baker, along with their three children, are one of the first buyers to start building.Ms White said after much searching they had found their perfect place to call home.“We were searching for a large block where we could build our dream home and not leave the area,” she said.“The most important thing to us was to find a place that had a real community feel, where the kids could play outside and safely ride their bikes in the street.”“From the moment we entered The Orchard, we got an immediate sense of quality with beautiful entry statements and landscaping giving it a real feel of privacy.“We can’t wait to finish our new home and move in.”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 2020The popular estate is close to St Anthony’s school, shops and the new Ring Rd extension.It has large, fully-serviced lots designed for family living with room for a pool, shed or topark a boat.Ms White and her family are building with Townsville builder GJ Gardner Homes.Their home will have four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a media room and study.The open-plan design includes a large outdoor entertaining space and the family have plans to put in a pool and shed.The Orchard is a $43 million large-lot residential development by longstanding local developer Elements NQ in the heart of Townsville’s northern growth corridor.For more information visit www.theorchardnq.com.au or call Penelope Slogrove on 0439 749 700.
NZ Herald 27 November 2015A female teacher who sexually violated and manipulated a boy was no better than male predators who abused girls, a court heard today.Stacey Reriti was sentenced to more than 10 years in jail for her exploitation of a boy who was only 10 when the offending started in 2011.She was found guilty last month on six charges of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and one charge of doing an indecent act on a minor.At her sentencing today, the High Court at Wellington heard the boy felt betrayed, and his entire family felt Reriti’s actions would be “a scar” on their lives forever.Reriti used to teach at Natone Park School in Porirua.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.Prosecutor Dale LaHood today said aggravating features of Reriti’s offending included the “vulnerability” of the victim.A conservative lobby group welcomed the sentence but said rape laws should be updated to remove the “gender inequality” which prevented Reriti from being charged with rape.“This sentence sends a strong message that gross breaches of trust will receive the full weight of the law,” said Bob McCoskrie, Family First national director.“However, we would question what mitigating circumstances existed which allowed the sentence to be reduced from the prosecutor’s starting point of 14-15 years. This offending was calculated and manipulative,” Mr McCoskrie added.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11552211
Submit StumbleUpon The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued new guidance and measures which aim to further protect consumers during lockdown.The Commission said that tighter measures were needed, as new evidence revealed that certain gamblers may be at risk of greater harm during the lockdown period.Protecting the most vulnerable, the UKGC has made it clear that operators must carry out more stringent due diligence on affordability checks, as well as prevent reverse withdrawals and stop bonuses for those displaying indicators of harm.In its decision, the UKGC pointed to research carried out by YouGov which found that while gambling participation has fallen, reflecting the closure of land-based venues and the postponement of sports, consumer gambling habits have changed as a result of COVID-19.In a statement, the UKGC said: “The shift in the market as a result of Covid-19 evidence shows an increase in the use of certain gambling products such as online slots, poker, casino gaming and virtual sports.”Concerns have been raised by government officials, after a statistic from YouGov research revealed that ‘64% of more engaged gamblers’ reported that they have increased the time or money that they are spending on at least one online gambling activity’.In light of potential risks that vulnerable players may be experiencing during lockdown, new UKGC guidance demands that all online operators carry out additional requirements including: Stopping all reverse withdrawal options for customers until further notice Ceasing bonus offers and promotions to all customers displaying ‘harm indications’. Requiring direct interaction with all customer that have participated in ‘an hour single session of play’ Reviewing safer gambling thresholds and triggers for new customers Conducting further affordability checks on players displaying harm indications Enforcing immediate deposit limits and blocks on customers displaying harmful behaviour. Ensuring comprehensive monitoring of customer base – identifying dangerous play and spending habits.The UKGC also encouraged license holders to ‘make changes to act on this guidance as soon as possible’.Confirming its new guidance, Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur said: “Operators must use the data they hold to protect their customers and now, more than ever, it’s vital that online operators really know their customers by monitoring how long they are playing for and understanding how financial uncertainty is impacting them and what they can afford to gamble with. “To ensure operators do that, we are strengthening our guidance and expect operators to take account of that to prevent bonus offers or inducements being offered to customers who are showing any sign of harm. “Work was already underway to address many of these issues but this means we will now accelerate this work due to the unique situation that many consumers will find themselves in during lockdown. ‘’We will continue to monitor and publish the data that we are collecting and we will take further measures if required. We are monitoring online operators closely and if we see irresponsible behaviour we will step in immediately, suspending licences if we need to.” The Commission will bring forward plans to consult on whether further targeted player protection measures are required on a permanent basis. The UKGC measures have been approved by the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport. Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage Nigel Huddleston said: “It is vital that people are protected from the threat of gambling related harm and I welcome these latest steps from the Gambling Commission. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will not hesitate to take further action if required.”Later this month, the Commission will be opening a consultation which will propose strengthened measures around ethical product design, including reverse withdrawals and VIP Inducements. ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Share
Case Keenum may not be in a Broncos uniform next season.Denver is planning to shop the 30-year-old quarterback, according to a report from NFL Network. He’ll either need to take a “massive” pay cut or be released if the team cannot find a deal for him, the report says. He’s guaranteed $7 million next season. The Broncos finished 2018 with a 6-10 record and missed the playoffs for a third straight season. They fired former coach Vance Joseph in late December and hired Vic Fangio to replace him. NFL trade news: Ravens deal QB Joe Flacco to Broncos; ‘I can’t imagine a better 11 years’ The #Broncos will now shop QB Case Keenum, who is guaranteed $7M in 2019, I’m told. If they can’t, it’s either a massive paycut or a straight up release. He’d be a top backup.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 13, 2019Keenum had an up-and-down first season in Denver after he signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the team in March 2018. He threw for 3,890 yards with 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 16 games. Related News The Broncos reportedly acquired veteran signal-caller Joe Flacco from the Ravens on Wednesday.
Position eligibility based on Yahoo’s default settings (10 games played or 5 games started)More 2020 Fantasy Baseball: Auction Values | Mock Draft SimulatorRankingPlayerTeamPosition(s)1Ronald Acuna Jr.BravesOF2Christian YelichBrewersOF3Mike TroutAngelsOF4Mookie BettsDodgersOF5Cody BellingerDodgers1B, OF6Alex BregmanAstros3B, SS7Francisco LindorIndiansSS8Trevor StoryRockiesSS9Juan SotoNationalsOF10Nolan ArenadoRockies3B11J.D. MartinezRed SoxOF12Fernando Tatis Jr.PadresSS13Trea TurnerNationalsSS14Max ScherzerNationalsSP15Gerrit ColeYankeesSP16Anthony RendonAngels3B17Jose RamirezIndians3B18Jacob deGromMetsSP19Freddie FreemanBraves1B20Jose AltuveAstros2B21Javier BaezCubsSS22Justin VerlanderAstrosSP23Mike ClevingerIndiansSP24Gleyber TorresYankees2B, SS25George SpringerAstrosOF26Walker BuehlerDodgersSP27Paul GoldschmidtCardinals1B28Pete AlonsoMets1B29Aaron JudgeYankeesOF30Yordan AlvarezAstrosOF31Rafael DeversRed Sox3B32Bryce HarperPhilliesOF33Giancarlo StantonYankeesOF34Starling MarteD-backsOF35Jack FlahertyCardinalsSP36Adalberto MondesiRoyalsSS37Jonathan VillarMarlins2B, SS, OF*38Ketel MarteD-backs2B, SS, OF39Xander BogaertsRed SoxSS40Blake SnellRaysSP41Manny MachadoPadres3B, SS42Eloy JimenezWhite SoxOF43Stephen StrasburgNationalsSP44Charlie BlackmonRockiesOF45Austin MeadowsRaysOF46Kris BryantCubs3B, OF47Eugenio SuarezReds3B48Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays3B49Yoan MoncadaWhite Sox3B50Luis CastilloRedsSP51Lucas GiolitoWhite SoxSP52DJ LeMahieuYankees1B, 2B, 3B53Keston HiuraBrewers2B54Ozzie AlbiesBraves2B55Tyler GlasnowRaysSP56Nicholas CastellanosRedsOF57Josh DonaldsonTwins3B58Jorge SolerRoyalsOF59Whit MerrifieldRoyals2B, OF60Shane BieberIndiansSP61Matt OlsonA’s1B62Franmil ReyesIndiansOF63Charlie MortonRaysSP64Jose AbreuWhite Sox1B65Anthony RizzoCubs1B66Chris PaddackPadresSP67Kyle SchwarberCubsOF68Josh BellPirates1B69Aaron NolaPhilliesSP70Bo BichetteBlue JaysSS71Clayton KershawDodgersSP72Joey GalloRangersOF73Nelson CruzTwinsUTIL74Khris DavisA’sUTIL75Kirby YatesPadresRP76Josh HaderBrewersRP77Patrick CorbinNationalsSP78J.T. RealmutoPhilliesC79Gary SanchezYankeesC80Carlos CorreaAstrosSS81Frankie MontasA’sSP82James PaxtonYankeesSP83Roberto OsunaAstrosRP84Max MuncyDodgers1B, 2B, 3B85Mike MoustakasReds2B, 3B86Eduardo EscobarD-backs2B, 3B87Brad HandIndiansRP88Aroldis ChapmanYankeesRP89Matt ChapmanA’s3B90Lance McCullers Jr.AstrosSP91Corey KluberRangersSP92Carlos CarrascoIndiansSP93Oscar MercadoIndiansOF94Victor RoblesNationalsOF95Liam HendriksA’sRP96Jesus LuzardoA’sSP97Jose BerriosTwinsSP98Yuli GurrielAstros1B, 3B99Yasmani GrandalWhite SoxC, 1B100Willson ContrerasCubsC101Andrew BenintendiRed SoxOF102Ramon LaureanoA’sOF103Luis RobertWhite SoxOF104Aristides AquinoRedsOF105Tommy PhamPadresOF106Rhys HoskinsPhillies1B107Carlos SantanaIndians1B108Miguel SanoTwins1B, 3B109Taylor RogersTwinsRP110Ken GilesBlue JaysRP111Kenley JansenDodgersRP112Mike SorokaBravesSP113Marcell OzunaBravesOF114Edwin EncarnacionWhite Sox1B115Hyun-Jin RyuBlue JaysSP116Marcus SemienA’sSS117Tim AndersonWhite SoxSS118Sonny GrayRedsSP119Zack GreinkeAstrosSP120Raisel IglesiasRedsRP121Michael ConfortoMetsOF122Willie CalhounRangersOF123Justin UptonAngelsOF124Gavin LuxDodgers2B125Cavan BiggioBlue Jays2B, OF126Edwin DiazMetsRP127Max FriedBravesSP128Justin TurnerDodgers3B129Craig KimbrelCubsRP130Luke WeaverD-backsSP131Sean ManaeaA’sSP132Brandon WorkmanRed SoxRP133Kyle TuckerAstrosOF134Eddie RosarioTwinsOF135Michael BrantleyAstrosOF136Yu DarvishCubsSP137Byron BuxtonTwinsOF138Mallex SmithMarinersOF139Salvador PerezRoyalsC140Mitch GarverTwinsC141Trevor BauerRedsSP142Hansel RoblesAngelsRP143Nick AndersonRaysRP144Max KeplerTwinsOF145Scott KingeryPhillies2B, 3B, SS, OF146Danny SantanaRangers1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF147Jake OdorizziTwinsSP148Christian WalkerD-backs1B149Lance LynnRangersSP150Will SmithDodgersC151Miguel AndujarYankeesUTIL152Andrew McCutchenPhilliesOF153David DahlRockiesOF154Jeff McNeilMets2B, 3B, OF155Brandon WoodruffBrewersSP156Zac GallenD-backsSP157Ian HappCubs2B, 3B, OF158Alex ColomeWhite SoxRP159Archie BradleyD-backsRP160Sean DoolittleNationalsRP161Dinelson LametPadresSP162Tommy EdmanCardinals2B, 3B, OF163Wil MyersPadres1B, OF164Elvis AndrusRangersSS165Zack WheelerPhilliesSP166Ryan McMahonRockies1B, 2B, 3B167Brandon LoweRays1B, 2B, OF168Corey SeagerDodgersSS169Jose LeClercRangersRP170Marcus StromanMetsSP171Eduardo RodriguezRed SoxSP172Madison BumgarnerD-backsSP173Hector NerisPhilliesRP174Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Blue Jays2B ,OF175Kenta MaedaTwinsSP176Renato NunezOrioles1B, 3B177Didi GregoriusPhilliesSS178Paul DeJongCardinalsSS179Ian KennedyRoyalsRP180Luke VoitYankees1B181Kyle HendricksCubsSP182Joey LucchesiPadresSP183Rougned OdorRangers2B184Dee GordonMariners2B185Robbie RayD-backsSP186Matt BoydTigersSP187Avisail GarciaBrewersOF188Nick SenzelRedsOF189Bryan ReynoldsPiratesOF190Shohei OhtaniAngelsSP191Mark MelanconBravesRP192Julio UriasDodgersSP193Keone KelaPiratesRP194Eric HosmerPadres1B195Amed RosarioMetsSS196Lorenzo CainBrewersOF197Adam EatonNationalsOF198Jorge PolancoTwinsSS199Jean SeguraPhillies3B*, SS200Adrian HouserBrewersSP201Michael ChavisRed Sox1B, 2B202Joc PedersonDodgers1B, OF203Mark CanhaA’s1B, OF204Brandon KintzlerMarlinsRP205Tyler MahleRedsSP206Brian AndersonMarlins3B, OF207German MarquezRockiesSP208Carlos MartinezCardinalsSP209Randal GrichukBlue JaysOF210Hunter RenfroeRaysOF211Kole CalhounD-backsOF212J.D. DavisMets3B, OF213Nick SolakRangers2B, 3B214Joe JimenezTigersRP215Gio UrshelaYankees3B216Daniel MurphyRockies1B217Ryan BraunBrewers1B*, OF218Jon GrayRockiesSP219Hunter DozierRoyals1B, 3B, OF220Austin RileyBraves3B*, OF221Shohei OhtaniAngelsUTIL222Kyle SeagerMariners3B223Joe MusgrovePiratesSP224Wade DavisRockiesRP225Jorge AlfaroMarlinsC226Mike MinorRangersSP227Andrew HeaneyAngelsSP228Kolten WongCardinals2B229Anthony DeSclafaniRedsSP230Yandy DiazRays1B, 3B231C.J. CronTigers1B232Omar NarvaezBrewersC233Wilson RamosMetsC234Christian VazquezRed SoxC235Caleb SmithMarlinsSP236Brendan McKayRaysSP237Howie KendrickNationals1B, 2B, 3B238Carson KellyD-backsC239Mychal GivensOriolesRP240Jarrod DysonPiratesOF241Alex VerdugoRed SoxOF242Gregory PolancoPiratesOF243Shin-Soo ChooRangersOF244David PeraltaD-backsOF245Matt MagillMarinersRP246Tony WatsonGiantsRP247Kevin NewmanPirates2B, SS248Mauricio DubonGiants2B, SS249Carter KieboomNationals3B*, SS250Brett GardnerYankeesOF251Griffin CanningAngelsSP252Mitch KellerPiratesSP253Trent GrishamPadresOF254Kwang-Hyun KimCardinalsRP255Harrison BaderCardinalsOF256Teoscar HernandezBlue JaysOF257Jesus AguilarMarlins1B258Eric ThamesNationals1B, OF259Francisco MejiaPadresC260Sean MurphyA’sC261Luis UriasBrewers2B, SS262Garrett HampsonRockies2B, SS, OF263Jurickson ProfarPadres2B, OF264Aaron CivaleIndiansSP265A.J. PukA’sSP266Rowdy TellezBlue Jays1B267Dan VogelbachMariners1B268Jackie Bradley Jr.Red SoxOF269A.J. PollockDodgersOF270Jesse WinkerRedsOF271Joey VottoReds1B272Miguel CabreraTigers1B273Albert PujolsAngels1B274Masahiro TanakaYankeesSP275Austin HaysOriolesOF276Jordan MontgomeryYankeesSP277Jose QuintanaCubsSP278Dansby SwansonBravesSS279Isan DiazMarlins2B280Cesar HernandezIndians2B281Spencer TurnbullTigersSP282Cole HamelsBravesSP283Gio GonzalezWhite SoxSP284Dallas KeuchelWhite SoxSP285Willy AdamesRaysSS286Nick AhmedD-backsSS287Roberto PerezIndiansC288Justus SheffieldMarinersSP289Josh LindblomBrewersSP290Jon LesterCubsSP291Kevin KiermaierRaysOF292Domingo SantanaIndiansOF293Nomar MazaraWhite SoxOF294Dominic SmithMets1B, OF295Yoenis CespedesMetsOF296Jo AdellAngelsOF297Tyler O’NeillCardinalsOF298Chris ArcherPiratesSP299Zach PlesacIndiansSP300Jordan YamamotoMarlinsSP It’s officially draft season for 2020 fantasy baseball leagues, and no cheat sheet is complete without a set of overall top 300 rankings. From the top-tier stars to the late-round sleepers — and everything in between — we have you covered. The debates start at the top, where you can make strong cases for several different players to be No. 1. Christian Yelich and Ronald Acuna Jr. both have 40-40 potential, but given Acuna’s age, he seems more likely to continue going all out for SBs. Yelich could top him in every other category, though, so there’s no shame if he’s your preferred option. Mike Trout is Mike Trout, Mookie Betts should continue to be a monster even away from The Monster, and the next dozen or so players all have top-five upside, too. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | RelieverThe important thing to remember with a fantasy baseball big board is that after the first 30-40 players, position/category needs can greatly change the value of players relative to your team. We always caution that our top 300 shouldn’t be viewed as a glorified mock draft, but rather a rough guide for the overall value of players in a vacuum. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Tiers, Draft Strategy:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | RelieverCompared to other sites, we’re generally a little lower on SPs. Not only is pitcher a volatile position because of frequent serious injuries, but you also have to factor in the unpredictability of wins/saves and the variance of ERA and WHIP. There’s nothing wrong with valuing pitchers more highly, especially if you think you have a good system for evaluating them, but generally speaking, hitters are more reliable. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfielder | Starter | Each teamWe’ll be updating these rankings frequently as needed, so check back for the latest player movement. DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat SheetFantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 300 cheat sheetRankings based on 5×5 H2H leagues with ERA, WHIP, Ks, Ws, and Saves as pitching categories and Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and batting average as hitting categories.