Overseas buyers snap up sensational mansion

first_imgThe home at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.Mr Teo said more than 40 parties inspected the home and he received a few offers as well. “We were always going to go to auction and the owners were happy with the unconditional sale,” he said. Mr Teo said the property was unique in the Daisy Hill market, where the median house price is $499,900, according to CoreLogic. The architecturally designed builders home was inspired by the castles found throughout Europe.It has marble bathrooms, an entry point with 6m ceilings and a kitchen with hand-carved oak cabinetry and granite benchtops. The home at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.AN opulent mansion has sold under the hammer in Daisy Hill after attracting strong interest both locally and overseas. Marketing agent Johnson Teo, of Ray White Springwood, said the five-bedroom property at 29 Lynnette Way sold for an undisclosed amount. “We had four registered bidders and the auction began with an opening bid of $1 million,” Mr Teo said. “The buyers came from overseas and were here for seven or eight months looking for the right place.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“They liked the quality building and the opulence of (29 Lynette Way).”last_img read more

Man Utd make second bid for Barcelona superkid Ansu Fati

first_img Loading… The Times says United had already had a bid of around £90m knocked back for the Spanish youth international. They then upped it to £135m with “performance-related variables”. Barca, however, will demand that his £151m release clause be paid in full if they are to let their star youngster leave this summer. Club director Xavier Vilajoana said: “For us, there’s no story with Ansu, we have never spoken about selling him.Advertisement Manchester United have had a second record bid for Barcelona super kid, Ansu Fati, turned down.center_img “We won’t use players from the academy to make cash. Man United expect new Barcelona contract for Ansu Fati “In principle, we have no intention of selling the players we believe will make the first team.” Fati was back on the Barca scoresheet in last night’s 2-0 defeat of Leganes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Bill to increase child fatality information passes committee

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Recently, a bill Jean Laising authored that would increase the amount of child fatality information available in Indiana passed the Senate Committee on Family and Children Servicesunanimously.Senate Bill 170 would require the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to include in their child fatality report whether each death occurred while the child was placed in foster care or once the child, after being in foster care, was returned to a natural parent.DCS reported that during July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, 59 child fatalities occurred in Indiana. Of these deaths, 24 were due to abuse and 35 were due to neglect. The report also found that caregiver stressors played a role in many of the child fatalities, with insufficient income and substance abuse cited most commonly. Additionally, 46 percent of the deaths were caused by a weapon, including a body part.The number of children in Indiana dying from abuse and neglect is unacceptable. Right now, the DCS fatality report, which, by law, must be created annually, tells us how many deaths occurred and their primary cause, but before we can find solutions to this issue, we need to know where these deaths are taking place. If passed, SB 170 would give us the answers we need to approach this problem from the right angle to better protect our children.SB 170 will now move to the full Senate for consideration.Click here for more information on the bill.last_img read more

McIlroy urged to try Castle Stuart

first_img Press Association Rory McIlroy has been urged to try Castle Stuart for himself after it was confirmed the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will return there in 2016. But it remains to be seen whether he will change his opinion of Castle Stuart to play there in 2016 ahead of the Open at Royal Troon. Castle Stuart general manager Stuart McColm said: “The disappointment for me is that Rory has never been. I don’t know how he can say something about a golf course he has never seen. “Why doesn’t he come up there and play it before making up his mind.” In addition to confirming the venues for the next two years, it was also revealed on Sunday that next year’s Scottish Open will be preceded by a new 54-hole qualifying event which will offer six places in the tournament to Scottish golfers. European Tour chief executive George O’Grady said: “Together with the Scottish Government and Aberdeen Asset Management, we are delighted to announce Gullane and Castle Stuart as the next two venues for the championship. “At Gullane we will be treated to one of the game’s most historical venues, while Castle Stuart will once again showcase a truly modern links test.” center_img Ahead of competing at Royal Aberdeen this week, McIlroy said that he had not played the Scottish Open in recent years because Castle Stuart – host from 2011 to 2013 – did not provide “a true links test” in the week before the Open Championship. The two-time major winner is likely to approve of Sunday’s confirmation that a composite course made up from 15 holes of Gullane No 1 and three from Gullane No 2 will host the tournament next year. last_img read more

Foster pens new West Brom deal

first_imgEngland goalkeeper Ben Foster has signed a new four-year deal with West Brom, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. “And that’s exactly how I felt when the club said they wanted to negotiate a new contract. “It was something I wanted to get sorted as soon as possible. I’m very happy here. “It was a very obvious and easy decision for me and my family.” Foster began his professional career at Stoke but never made an appearance for the Potters, instead going out on a series of loan moves before a 2005 transfer to United. Two seasons on loan at Watford followed and while Foster was touted by many to be Edwin van der Sar’s replacement at Old Trafford, he could never displace the Dutchman and moved to Birmingham in 2010. Relegation followed in 2011, prompting a move back to the top flight and the Hawthorns. Press Association The 31-year-old, who joined the Baggies permanently in 2012, also has an option for a further 12 months and is now effectively tied to the Hawthorns outfit until 2019. Foster has just returned from the World Cup where he won his eighth cap in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica. “This is fantastic news for everyone connected with the club as Ben’s an extremely important player for us – both on and off the pitch,” said head coach Alan Irvine. “He’s a great personality, a great character and leads by example. “This is a magnificent signing for the club. “Ben is one of the best keepers in the country, which he showed when he played really well for England against Costa Rica at the World Cup. “Ben is extremely professional, which is infectious in training, as he demands high standards of himself and others.” Foster initially signed for Albion on a season-long loan from midlands rivals Birmingham in 2011, keeping 10 clean sheets in 37 appearances and earning himself a full-time move. And the former Manchester United stopper is now hoping he can end his career at the Hawthorns. “When I signed here permanently, I said this is the sort of club I could see myself finishing my career at,” he said. last_img read more

Ireland off to winning start

first_img Full-back Niamh Briggs scored a try and booted 13 points in a Group B victory that also saw prop Ailis Egan get over the line. The Eagles – world champions back in 1991 – found tries from Lynelle Kruger and Carmen Farmer, with Kimber Rozier converting both and steering a penalty home shortly before half-time. Next up for Ireland is Tuesday’s meeting with New Zealand, who opened their campaign with a 79-5 hammering of Kazakhstan. Ireland made a winning start to their 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign by beating the United States 23-17 at Marcoussis.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Bojan Krkic’s early penalty enough to lift Stoke above Swansea

first_img Press Association The game’s decisive moment came as early as the third minute when Ashley Williams brought down Bojan and the Spaniard confidently tucked away his second goal of the season to send Stoke to a 1-0 victory which moves them to 11th place in the Premier League. But Swansea might wonder whether they should have played against 10 men for most of the night following goalkeeper Jack Butland’s rash challenge on Andre Ayew outside the area after 17 minutes. Butland took a bad touch from Geoff Cameron’s back pass and as Ayew closed in on the ball the England goalkeeper went in to the challenge studs first. There was no doubt that Butland took the ball but some officials might have considered his actions reckless and reached for the red card. Referee Robert Madley, however, judged it a fair challenge and waved play on much to Swansea’s obvious displeasure. The odds appeared stacked against Stoke as they had not won at the Liberty Stadium in four previous Premier League visits and it was almost four years since they had managed successive wins on the road. But Stoke were the form team of the pair, their 1-0 success at Aston Villa last time out yielding a third successive win in all competitions, while Swansea had not won in five league and cup outings. Those contrasting confidence levels were reflected almost instantly when Jack Cork’s mistake allowed Bojan to run at the heart of the Swansea defence. Bojan slipped past Federico Fernandez and tempted Williams into a careless challenge which was firmly punished from the spot, the fourth penalty in the last five fixtures between the two clubs. Bafetimbi Gomis met Cork’s cross to send a header wide but Stoke were almost the architects of their downfall when Butland’s bad touch might have landed him in trouble. Joselu’s acrobatic bicycle kick drifted wide but Xherdan Shaqiri created a clearer opening when his reverse pass caught Neil Taylor sleeping and Glen Johnson flashed his shot across goal. Swansea were struggling to find any rhythm and slick Stoke approach play between Glenn Whelan and Marko Arnautovic deserved a better finish than Charlie Adam’s wasteful effort. The pattern remained the same after the interval with Swansea labouring for an opening and Stoke lively on the counter, Shaqiri firing wide twice and Arnautovic having the ball in the net only to be flagged for offside. But Swansea were within inches of equalising when Jonjo Shelvey raced onto Ayew’s pass and fired under the body of Butland to strike the far post, the closest they got to scoring. Substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson also went close with a long-range effort but Stoke’s excellent defensive organisation kept them at bay. For Swansea, their worrying slide continues and they now fall to 14th place in the Premier League table. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Swansea have given the ball away more in this game than the previous 3 seasons combined.” – Gary Lineker @GaryLineker https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/656206052787122176 PLAYER RATINGS Swansea Lukasz Fabianski 6 (out of 10) Angel Rangel: 7 Ashley Williams: 6 Federico Fernandez: 7 Neil Taylor: 5 Jack Cork: 5 Jonjo Shelvey: 6 Jefferson Montero: 6 Modou Barrow: 5 Andre Ayew: 6 Bafetimbi Gomis: 4 Substitutes Gylfi Sigurdsson (on for Barrow 59mins): 6 Ki Sung-yueng (on for Cork 59mins): 6 Eder (on for Ayew 80mins): 6 Stoke Jack Butland: 6 Glen Johnson: 7 Geoff Cameron: 7 Philipp Wollscheid: 7 Erik Pieters: 7 Glenn Whelan: 8 Charlie Adam: 6 Marko Arnautovic: 7 Bojan Krkic: 8 Xherdan Shaqiri: 8 Joselu: 6 Substitutes Marco van Ginkel (on for Adam 70 mins): 6 Ibrahim Afellay (on for Arnautovic 75 mins): 6 Stephen Ireland (on for Bojan 79 mins): 6 STAR MAN Xherdan Shaqiri: Brought a touch of class to a game where graft outweighed craft. Two lovely balls into the right-hand channel almost paid off and was a constant thorn to the Swansea defence, even if his shooting was slightly off. Troubled Neil Taylor throughout and the Wales defender will be glad to see the back of him. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Stoke capitalised on errors in the Swansea defence to strike in the third minute. Cork’s mistake allowed Bojan to expose Swansea’s centre-backs, easing past Federico Fernandez before tempting Ashley Williams into a rash challenge. The finish from the penalty spot was just as impressive – he never looked like wasting the opportunity. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Garry Monk opted to give the quicksilver but raw Modou Barrow only his second Premier League start to energise the Swansea frontline. Gylfi Sigurdsson paid the price for being out of sorts of late but Swansea rarely found any fluency. Mark Hughes has his Stoke side well drilled and he will be delighted that his attacking additions Bojan Krkic and Xherdan Shaqiri are now building on that solid base. MOAN OF THE MATCH Why do goalkeepers seems to get away with things that outfield players can not? Jack Butland’s studs up challenge on Andre Ayew might have merited a red card had it come from any of the 20 outfield players on the pitch. Butland took the ball but it was reckless and could even have been a leg-breaker had Ayew not taken evasive action. WHO’S UP NEXT? Aston Villa v Swansea (Barclays Premier League, October 24) Stoke v Watford (Barclays Premier League, October 24) Swansea boss Garry Monk admitted his side made too many mistakes in the first half. He told Sky Sports 1: “I’m obviously very disappointed with the result but I kind of knew they would come and play on the counter mostly in the game. We prepared for that. “The difficulty is making sure you don’t give away that first goal. “I think we made too many mistakes from our possession in that first half. Once they got that goal it was clear they were going to defend very very deep, which made it difficult for us at that point. “We found it difficult to break them down. We had a lot of the ball but probably just couldn’t do enough with it to get those real chances on their goal after they went the goal up.” Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland admitted he made a “bit of a mess” of his challenge on Andre Ayew in the first half. He added: “Obviously it was a miscue – I was trying to play the ball into Glenn (Whelan) and obviously made a bit of a mess of it. “That’s why I don’t do many tackles. Hopefully I won’t have to be in that situation again and I’m just thankful it fell the right way and came off scot-free.” His manager Mark Hughes was happy with his side’s performance. “I was pleased with the amount of control that we had of the game. I thought we were calm in possession and knocked the ball around really well. “Obviously Swansea have got a reputation for doing that but I think certainly we matched them in that regard. “We were always a threat on the break, I felt – certainly we had good opportunities in the first half. “If we had taken a little bit more care maybe with the final pass, we would have possibly capitalised on even more of the opportunities or good situations that we found ourselves in. “I felt it was a good away performance, a good professional performance and we deserved the three points today.” Stoke climbed above Swansea in the Barclays Premier League table as Bojan Krkic’s early penalty saw the Potters win back-to-back top-flight games for the first time since December 2011.last_img read more

Santa Clara looks for road win vs Pepperdine

first_img Associated Press February 5, 2020 LEADING THE CHARGE: The explosive Colbey Ross has averaged 19.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists to lead the way for the Waves. Kameron Edwards has paired with Ross and is maintaining an average of 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The Broncos have been led by Josip Vrankic, who is averaging 12 points and 5.4 rebounds.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Ross has made or assisted on 46 percent of all Pepperdine field goals over the last five games. Ross has accounted for 26 field goals and 36 assists in those games.DEFENSIVE DISRUPTION: Pepperdine is 6-0 when holding opponents to 42.2 percent or worse from the field, and 6-11 when opponents shoot better than that. Santa Clara is 15-0 when allowing 43.1 percent or less and 3-6 whenever opponents exceed that mark.PERFECT WHEN: The Waves are 6-0 when holding opponents to 42.2 percent or worse from the field, and 6-11 when opponents shoot better than that. The Broncos are 15-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.1 percent or worse, and 3-6 when opponents exceed that percentage.DID YOU KNOW: Pepperdine has attempted the second-most free throws among all WCC teams. The Waves have averaged 20.6 free throws per game this season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSanta Clara (18-6, 5-4) vs. Pepperdine (12-11, 5-4)Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Santa Clara looks for its third straight win over Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse. Pepperdine’s last win at home against the Broncos came on Feb. 20, 2016.center_img Santa Clara looks for road win vs Pepperdine ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Fulham to assess Duff injury

first_imgFulham will assess Damien Duff’s condition on Friday after the wide-man suffered a recurrence of a calf injury against FC Twente.Duff, who missed Saturday’s draw against Arsenal with the same problem, was taken off during the first half of the Whites’ Europa League defeat.The Republic of Ireland international looks certain to miss Monday’s Premier League game against Liverpool, but Moussa Dembele is expected to be available.AdChoices广告Dembele limped off after picking up a knock in Enschede but the problem is not thought to be serious. Jol could be without Duff next weekTwente’s late winner means Fulham need a victory rather than a draw in their final group match to ensure they go through to the knockout stage.“We are normally very good at defending crosses,” said Fulham manager Martin Jol.“We did well defensively, stopping their crosses, but somebody slipped and then we speculated on the offside.“Twente are a good team and score goals. It would have been only the second time in about 42 games that they hadn’t scored.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter.last_img read more

Miles Ahead: Jim Boeheim’s longtime signature defense puts Syracuse above the many programs now implementing more zone

first_img Craig Forth Eric Devendorf Josh Pace Paul Harris 2007 – 2008 C.J. Fair Brandon Triche Arinze Onuaku 2001 – 2002 Darryl Watkins Terrence Roberts Marius Janulis Marius Janulis Gerry McNamara 1998 – 1999 Trevor Cooney Andy Rautins 2008 – 2009 Jonny Flynn Rakeem Christmas Allen Griffin Rick Jackson DaJuan Coleman Kristof Ongenaet Fab Melo DeShaun Williams DeShaun Williams Ryan Blackwell Expand Timeline Etan Thomas Demetris Nichols Donté Greene Eric Devendorf 2006 – 2007 Billy Edelin Season Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center Damone Brown Kueth Duany Through the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, Boeheim was introduced to most of the ways an opponent could attack the zone.Villanova’s Rollie Massimino attacked the short corner. Georgetown’s John Thompson Jr. used movement to open the high post. Gillen and Louisville’s Denny Crum screened the weak-side guard.Now Boeheim has seen just about everything. It’s the opponents that are unable to prepare, because his zone is impossible to replicate in a practice.“It’s much like when Georgetown had Patrick Ewing,” Boeheim said. “You could practice against their 2-3, 1-3-1, anything you wanted, but at the end of the day when you made your play and made your move and you went to shoot it, he blocked it.”While the rest of the nation scrambles to prepare for Syracuse each game, Boeheim puts his players through the same slides and rotations every day in practice.He uses drills to emphasize immediate opponents’ strengths, but it’s the mechanic nature of the unit that makes the Orange so lethal come NCAA Tournament time each year. Todd Burgan Scoop Jardinecenter_img 2011 – 2012 Kris Joseph Rakeem Christmas Published on January 29, 2014 at 4:54 am Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Every time Andrew Kouwe caught the ball on the wing in practice, he knew where to look for a shot — right over his roommate, Hakim Warrick.The Syracuse sophomore forward was often late rotating to the corner during the 2002-03 season.“Hakim sometimes wasn’t the best defender in the back of the zone,” the walk-on Kouwe said. “Sometimes he would get a little bit lazy coming out on the shooters.”“Read the play,” Jim Boeheim would tell Warrick. “Don’t react.”They drilled it every day until Warrick’s slides became second nature.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd when the time came for his final test — a swing pass from Kirk Hinrich to Michael Lee with three seconds left in the national championship game — Warrick sprung toward the corner, leapt and blocked the potentially game-tying attempt out of bounds, sealing the first and only national championship in Syracuse history.“If he had just reacted, he might not have gotten there in time,” Kouwe said. “But the fact that he was able to read, not react, is how he was able to get that block.”Once Boeheim went almost exclusively to the zone around 1996, he used the extra time for coaching the intricacies of his defense and establishing a staff suited to recruit to his system. The players that once varied in size and shape grew to look more familiar each year. They became cogs in his machine.Stocky, muscular guards who could fight over screens. Long, springy wings with arms that went on forever. And centers who could protect the rim and run the floor.Boeheim sought players with specific traits — not just the McDonald’s All-Americans that regularly filled rosters in Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and North Carolina. Smart players. Perceptive players. Deceptive players. He built a perennial top 10 program with only two one-and-done players ever and four active NBA players today.This season, with the new hand-checking rules leading to more zone use than ever across the country, Boeheim’s nearly 17 seasons of running near-total zone have put him miles ahead of the national landscape.“It’s a big disparity,” former Providence head coach Pete Gillen said. “A lot of zones are like Swiss cheese. They’ve got a lot of holes, a ‘Hands Up, Harry’ kind of zone.” 2013 – 2014 Paul Harris Damone Brown 1999 – 2000 In building that, Boeheim has employed a staff that understands just the type of players he wants.Lead assistant Mike Hopkins was once a four-year hard worker who became a senior captain at SU in 1993. Adrian Autry was a four-year starting point guard who came through one year after Hopkins did. And only recently, Gerry McNamara was the tough-minded, intelligent point guard that helped lead Warrick and Co. to the 2003 national championship.File PhotoThey’ve brought in the Scoop Jardines and Eric Devendorfs to the backcourt and Arinze Onuakus and Rick Jacksons to the frontcourt — guys who’ve maximized their talent while hiding their potential defensive inadequacies in the zone.Carmelo Anthony (2003) and Donte Greene (2006) are the only players who’ve left Boeheim for the NBA as freshmen.“I don’t doubt that they could get more one-and-dones if they wanted,” said ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, a former St. John’s head coach, “but they have success getting guys that stick around awhile, which makes the zone even better because guys then learn the nuances of the zone.”Each year, the screws of the zone seem to tighten a bit more. The guards pump up an extra few pounds and the wings shorten time drops by a couple milliseconds.The Orange consistently ranks among the best in the country in most defensive categories. This year’s squad is sixth in scoring defense, seventh in steals per game — led by Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney who sit one-two atop the Atlantic Coast Conference in that category — and eighth in fouls per game.“Now that I think I’ve got everything down, it’s one of the craziest things,” Ennis said of the zone. “Just thinking about it and the ways of it is just genius.”Sam Maller | Photo EditorAnd it’s not a bad time to be coached by a genius. The popularity of the zone has escalated this season, in part due to the new hand-checking rules.“In the nonconference schedule, we’ve faced more zone in that period of time than probably any full season,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said.Unfortunately for the rest of the nation, the Orange is a world ahead.It’s prepared to adjust to anything — whether that be the way fouls are being called or the way an opponent is attacking its zone.On Jan. 6, Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said the way to beat Syracuse’s zone is to have a shooter catch fire from the outside.One week later, Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson shot 6-of-9 from long range as the Eagles put SU on its heels.Boeheim extended his guards. The Eagles turned to Ryan Anderson in the high post.The Syracuse wings clamped down to help Baye Moussa Keita in the paint. Boston College tried screening the outside guards to rekindle the 3-point game.But BC managed just eight points over the final 10:09. The Eagles lost the chess match. The zone finally caught up to them.That’s what Boeheim does every game. Examine and adjust. That’s what he’s been able to do since switching to the zone almost exclusively about 17 years ago.While other coaches fluster and fret, Boeheim sticks to his bread and butter.The wheel that he’s put in motion continues to rotate.At this point it all but moves itself.Dream TeamsWith access to any player in Syracuse history, these four stars selected their all-zone teams.Read part 3 → Comments Brandon Triche Jason Cipolla Josh Wright Preston Shumpert 2009 – 2010 Jason Hart 2002 – 2003 1997 – 1998 Hakim Warrick 2005 – 2006 Otis Hill 2010 – 2011 Louis McCroskey Todd Burgan 2004 – 2005 Allen Griffin Michael Carter-Williams It’s a nightmare. I think people psychologically have a problem with it before they even play him. It’s points in the book, just the mental preparation other teams need before playing it.Dick Vitale, ESPN analyst 2000 – 2001 Wesley Johnson Tyler Ennis 2012 – 2013 Jerami Grant Starters from Syracuse 2-3 Zone Teams 2003 – 2004 Jeremy McNeil Carmelo Anthony 1996 – 1997 Tony Blandlast_img read more