first_img21 Oxley Lane, New Farm, Qld 4005A DREAM inner city home that’s a master class in small lot living has sold for $1.5m.The three bedroom, two bathroom, double car garage house at 21 Oxley Lane, New Farm, was a new build created after a block with a character home was subdivided.New Farm — considered a high demand market by realestate.com.au with about 710 visits per property, more than double the Queensland average — has seen its median house price jump 33.1 per cent in the past five years. Lovely entertaining space. Thoughtful touches have a strong impact in this home. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX A tantalising welcome home with the pool in the background.Agent Simon Caulfield of Place Kangaroo Point, who marketed the home with colleague Courtney Maguire, said the property has settled after going to auction a month ago.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“The house itself was actually a block subdivided from the original character home that settled the other day as well.”Both homes were a project of a developer who lived local and took on small projects with “a great eye for detail”.”She does things to a higher standard, it’s more about the finishes and quality rather than just trying to make a big profit margin,” Mr Caulfield said. Attention to detail was everything to the woman behind this project.center_img Indoor-outdoor flow.“What was so unique was this was a small lot home but it’s 8m wide frontage with all the mod cons, swimming pool, double lockup garage, butlers pantry, and three bedrooms upstairs with big ensuite, and a second bathroom.”He said the one comment everyone who visited the property made was that “for a house on a small block it felt like quite a large home. It’s a similar size to some of others on 400sq m allotments”. The open plan kitchen with the entry to the butlers pantry on the right. Lots of counter space to prepare canapés.The home had gone to auction four weeks ago and passed in at $1.46m, before a couple emerged as the new owners with a $1.5m offer.“It’s a pretty big price for that location as well,” Mr Caulfield said. “What attracted the two young ladies that bought it was that it’s got everything around the corner — cafes, bars, but you also have the benefit of walking into the CBD as well because of walkway under the bridge to the city.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Pensions Regulator (TPR) has begun surveying the occupation defined contribution (DC) market to ascertain the prevalence of exit fees and charges, sometimes charged to members looking to transfer out.The UK government is to begin consulting on how to address excessive early exit fees placed on members, and improve the transfer process for DC savers – particularly in light of the new freedoms.TPR will question a sample of DC trust schemes, while the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to insurance-based DC providers seeking similar information.The regulator said the information would complement its work with DC schemes on how they adapt to offering flexible retirement options, now that annuitisation is no longer compulsory. In other news, the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP) has secured more than £1bn (€1.4bn) in pension fund assets to be directed towards UK assets.The outfit, created and managed by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), said the two specialist funds managed by Dalmore Capital and Aviva Investors secured nearly £650m in capital, alongside a further separate mandate.In its half-yearly update, the PIP said it agreed a separate £370m co-investment alongside Dalmore Capital, but the NAPF declined to provide further details on the investment, or which schemes were involved.The PIP is continuing to work towards authorisation from the FCA to set up the platform to become a not-for-profit asset manager and make direct infrastructure investments on behalf of UK funds.Meanwhile, the defined benefit (DB) deficit at private sector schemes has fallen over the month of June to £259bn, according to JLT Employee Benefits.The marginal fall of £6bn came as the result of a slight pick-up in yields bringing down liabilities by £63bn to £1.48trn.Asset values also fell by £57bn, providing the slight improvement in funding levels.Over the last 12 months, however, the situation has worsened, with funding levels falling from 87% to 83%, while liabilities are 11% higher.Asset values, now a total of £1.22trn, have also risen 5.6%.last_img read more

first_img “The business philosophy is that we don’t buy value, we create value. Spending a bunch of money on players isn’t creating value. “We’re probably the only club that spends less than 50 per cent of our budget on players. “Most of them are probably 80 to 90 percent.” And the deal for Balotelli would fit into that model due to the lack of transfer fee, although the much-traveled frontman is expected to demand a hefty wage package. Brescia appear desperate to get him off their books, with Cellino admitting it was a “mistake” to sign him. read also:Sidelined Mario Balotelli may settle for Serie C side Como Cellino said back in May: “He no longer has his head with us and I am taking his departure for granted. “It’s not necessarily different to what he’s always done in his career – he’s just a bit anarchic.” Balotelli has scored five goals in 19 appearances for Brescia this campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Mario Balotelli is in talks with Italian third-tier outfit Como over a potential transfer move. The former Manchester City and Liverpool star is due to be released by Brescia just 12 months into his three-year deal. Massimo Cellino, the Serie A side’s owner, had a public falling out with the 29-year-old and now wants to activate a clause in his contract that enables him to rip up his deal after a season. Now with Balotelli set to become a free agent, ambitious Serie C club Como have moved quickly to try and pull off a huge coup. Como chief executive Michael Gandler told Football Italia: “There’s been some contact between the two parties. “His representatives sat down to listen to us. I can’t say any more than that.” Como’s new owner Robert Budi Hartono is believed to have an estimated fortune of around £14billion. He has lofty ambitions to take the club into the top-flight and feels Balotelli is the man to fire them there. Gandler previously said: “Serie A is definitely the goal, however, it’s not an ownership group that’s just going to throw money at the problem.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

first_imgStatewide — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the recipients of $61 million in grants designed to improve connectivity and increase devices available to students and teachers through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund.Applicants submitted plans that included: the purchase of student devices including Chromebooks and iPads;new or upgraded laptops, MacBooks, Chromebooks, and iPads for teachers;and mi-fi devices with corresponding subscription plans for families who lack reliable internet connectivity.Local school districts that received funding include:Decatur County Community Schools, Greensburg Community School Corporation, Rush County Schools, Good Shepherd Christian Academy, St. Mary’s School (Greensburg), St. Mary’s School (Rushville), and Five Star Technology Solutions received $420,030 as a group; Jennings County School Corporation, Indiana Public Broadcasting, and St. Mary’s School (2 Combined Applications) who received $1,622,400 as a group; Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation received $625,000; Milan Community School Corporation, Batesville Community School Corporation, Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation, South Ripley Community School Corporation, St. Louis Catholic School, and Oldenburg Academy who received $250,000 as a group; Ivy Tech Community College received $759,864; andIndiana University East received $304,071.last_img read more

first_img “It’s a race I’d like to win. I think we may have won it, but not recently. We’ve been second and third in it,” Mullins told At The Races. “I think the ground will be getting drier and suiting him and we are looking forward to it.” It is a race the champion trainer loves to win, but he has drawn a blank since Florida Pearl was successful in 2002, despite having several horses placed. He has the favourite this year in Sir Des Champs, who has shown himself to be the best staying chaser in Ireland by winning the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown in February as well as finishing second to Bobs Worth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Press Associationcenter_img Willie Mullins hopes Sir Des Champs can end his long losing spell in the Bet Online With The Tote.com Punchestown Gold Cup by winning the Grade One feature on Wednesday.last_img read more

first_img The 25-year-old said: “I haven’t seen that side of him yet. Hopefully I will never be on the receiving end.” Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, whose particular brand of dressing room feedback was legendary, admitted he had to tone things down towards the end of his career with modern-day players. But Coleman believes the hard word can still have the desired effect. He said: “As players, you know when you have done wrong and if I have done something wrong and a manager has a go at me, I’ll take it on the chin because I think it’s good that they have pointed out that you have made a mistake. “I think it will be no different under these two managers.” Like many of the younger members of the squad, Coleman grew up watching Keane star for Manchester United and Ireland, and those memories remain fresh. The full-back said: “I think everyone will probably remember his [Champions League] game against Juventus where he got the yellow card and he dragged them through to the final. “I suppose that’s one that stands out, but nearly every game he played, he was brilliant, wasn’t he? It’s just great to have someone like that we can learn from.” The 42-year-old was charm personified on Wednesday afternoon as he met the media for the first time since rejoining the Ireland fold as assistant to new manager Martin O’Neill. However, he remains a man who demands high standards, although Everton defender Coleman revealed he is yet to bare his teeth after two days on the training pitch. For club-mate and Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, the prospect of working under O’Neill and Keane is a dream come true. The 23-year-old grew up in Glasgow supporting Celtic, the club managed so successfully by the former and for whom the latter played briefly at the end of his illustrious career. Asked about his memories of O’Neill’s team, he said: “The big nights, the European nights, the Old Firm – obviously, I have got good memories there. “Growing up as a Celtic fan and going to the games, it was always a very good team he had.” While O’Neill may be a hero, McCarthy is also relishing the opportunity to learn at the feet of a man in Keane who knows the art of central midfield play inside out. He said: “I have seen him play now and again – obviously, I was a young kid – and it’s brilliant to work under him, and Martin as well, the gaffer. It’s good to be here. “I have seen videos and clips and you just need to see what a dominant midfielder he was. Hopefully I can pick as many tips up as I can along the way. “We are two days in and already he has given me a few, ‘Do this’, ‘Do that’, but it is brilliant to be learning from such a footballing great. “To be honest, it’s only two days in and he has had a few chats here and there. He wants you to get on the ball, make tackles, make passes. “It’s a massive learning curve for myself to learn from such a massive footballing hero, to be honest, and long may it continue.” Seamus Coleman will be happy if he can avoid experiencing Roy Keane’s version of the hairdryer over the next two years or so. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Related Stories Maltz returns to mix for balanced offense against ArmyGoaltenders Wardwell, Somers shine as Syracuse knocks off ArmyFour-goal 2nd quarter paves way in Syracuse’s win over Army Published on February 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img A week ago, the Syracuse defense was embarrassed. The unit was dismantled by Albany’s three-headed offensive monster of Thompsons – Lyle, Miles and Ty – allowing 16 goals in the Orange’s double-overtime loss.Not on Sunday. The SU defense redeemed itself by shutting down Army and its goal-scoring machine, Garrett Thul.“Army playing three or four games before this one, we had tons of film on them, and I think the coaches did a great job getting us in before practices, after practices, putting in that extra time and it really paid off,” Syracuse defender Brian Megill said. “Getting the defenses together and really start jelling.”The Orange (1-1) defense that was shamed on its home turf just a week before rebounded in front of 3,614 against the Black Knights (2-2) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. No. 18 SU held Army to just a pair of goals in its 6-2 victory — tied for the fewest in Dome history. In the process, SU brought an end to Thul’s 42-game goal-scoring streak that dates back to April 2010.Army never recorded more than seven shots in a quarter. A week ago, Albany shot 45 times against Syracuse. The Thompson clan alone shot 25 times – as many as the Black Knights had as a team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was surprised as anybody to see last week’s score scouting the game,” Army head coach Joe Alberici said. “I think that, that was going to be the strength of their unit – of their team — is their defense. I think even walking out of the Carrier Dome last week, I felt like that was a strength.”The early going was a stark contrast from the frantic tempo that persisted throughout the Orange’s season-opener. The first goal didn’t come for more than 10 minutes. Syracuse didn’t allow a goal until the 8:15 mark of the second quarter, leading 3-0.“After last week, we were very disappointed,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “The guys wanted to come out and play today. I thought we prepped well, and they were excited to play.”In a defensive struggle, the Orange exploded for four goals in the second quarter to enter the break in control 5-2. A third-quarter goal gave Syracuse a 6-2 lead heading into the final frame. If the defense could finish the game as strongly as it had played for 45 minutes, the four-goal cushion would be more than enough.Two minutes into the final quarter came the defense’s toughest test. A push by defender David Hamlin gave the Black Knights a 30-second extra-man opportunity and their best chance of the game.But SU held firm. Defender Brandon Mullins nearly forced a turnover at the top of the offensive zone. Black Knights midfielder Alex Newsome scooped up the ground ball, but his off-balance shot sailed wide after the penalty released. Syracuse survived.“It boosts confidence a little bit,” SU goaltender Bobby Wardwell said. “I think the defense did a really good job keeping them on the outside.”After the Thompsons repeatedly gashed the Orange defense en route to the 16-goal explosion, it became the task of the SU defense to slow the Black Knights’ dynamic attacks, namely Thul and John Glesener.Stopping Glesener meant a start for Mullins. He could play down low or up top to keep up with the converted midfielder.There was nothing in particular to do against Thul. It would simply take a stalwart effort from the Syracuse defense and its star Megill to stop the previously unstoppable.Megill kept him off balance and away from the net. Thul committed four turnovers, all caused by Megill. He got off five shots, but quality opportunities were rare.When Army needed quick goals, Thul tried to create. The clock ticked below two minutes, and Thul tried to work his way to the net. The Orange kept him at bay, forcing the attack to shoot from 10 yards out – another easy save for Wardwell on a day when that was all he saw.“I think the Syracuse Orange defense as a whole shut down Thul,” Megill said. “We had a game plan coming in, we watched last week, we knew who they were.“We knew that they were gunslingers and we had to pressure out, kind of deny the ball a little bit. I think the defense as a whole did a great job this week, coming together.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgAhead of their home opener this Friday, the USC women’s soccer team boasts an already remarkable resume.Having played only four non-conference tournament games away from McAllister Field to this point, the Women of Troy have yet to taste defeat and will be vying for their third straight win under the new regime of first-year coach Keidane McAlpine.Equalizer · Sophomore midfielder Savannah Levin picked up her first career goal last Saturday to tie Notre Dame at 1. USC went on to win 2-1. – Nick Entin | Daily Trojan Their opening tournament in San Diego resulted in a 1-0 win over Long Beach State, followed by a hard-fought overtime draw against tournament host team USD.But it was their results this past weekend that propelled the squad to adopt an even hungrier mentality.At the Notre Dame adidas Invitational in South Bend, Indiana this past weekend, the Women of Troy handily beat Iowa State — an up-and-coming program — with a final score of 3-1 on Friday.They then rode that momentum into their Sunday match against the host Notre Dame — ranked No. 11 in the country heading into the match — and came back from a 1-0 deficit to upset the Irish 2-1, in stunning fashion.As the new coaches poll was released this week, the previously unranked Women of Troy now found themselves inside the top-25.The team vaulted to No. 19, due mostly to their undefeated record and weekend performance.Head coach McAlpine’s focus remains, however, on the more important bigger picture.“It’s flattering,” McAlpine said, “But at the same time our goal is really simple. Let’s continue to be better than we were, let’s continue to get our details right. If we can do those, then the rest will take care of itself.”Sophomore midfielder Savannah Levin, who scored her first career goal to tie up Sunday’s game, echoed that same message.“I think that a huge thing is not getting complacent with the fact that we beat a No. 9 team,” she said. “I think if we continue that energy that we came out with in the second half of that game, it’ll be good.”Their continuing slate of non-conference games will be an opportunity to keep improving, as their home opener will force them to remain focused and not to look past another team who has yet to lose this season in UC Riverside.“Riverside, we know they’re tough, we played them in the spring and we know what they bring. They’re going to be a team that’s going to test us,” McAlpine said.McAlpine’s defense may be faced with the biggest test of them all.The UC Riverside Lady Highlanders are also undefeated so far, and in the process have scored nine goals in three matches; an incredibly effective offensive attack that Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week Reilly Parker and Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week Caroline Stanley will have to deal with on Friday.Parker, a junior transfer from North Carolina, scored two goals over the weekend, including the game-winner against Notre Dame.Her presence in the lineup as an outside defensive back has been essential in Coach McAlpine’s 4-3-3 formation and has led to a balanced attack from the wings without sacrificing their important defensive formation.Parker, who has transitioned seamlessly from her tenure at Chapel Hill, credits the coaching staff for such a strong start.“They just really instilled this belief and confidence amongst us that none of us believed that we had,” she remarked. “They believe in us more than we believe in ourselves and that makes all the difference.”Having a great veteran goalkeeper in the net also helps, and senior Caroline Stanley is that and much more.Stanley is one of the few veterans and unquestioned leaders of this young team and will now look to continue her consistent goalkeeping of allowing no more than one goal in any game so far against the potent Lady Highlanders.Friday’s game is an early non-conference match, but with momentum on their side, and a home crowd finally behind them, this result may be more important than the previous four.“We can’t wait to get out here in front of our hometown fans to put on a show for them and show them the Trojans are back and that this is our year,” Parker said.Not only will the Women of Troy attempt to keep their undefeated streak going, but also in ending UCR’s streak, they hope to give their home fans a taste of what the crowds in San Diego and South Bend experienced.“It’s going to be a great home opener and we encourage everyone to come out and see it.”last_img read more

first_imgJermain Defoe scored a sensational long-range volley as Sunderland leapt three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone by beating derby rivals Newcastle United 1-0 on Sunday.Defoe struck in first-half stoppage-time, crashing a sublime left-foot volley into the top-right corner from 25 yards after Steven Fletcher headed on Costel Pantilimon’s punt downfield.The goal sparked jubilant celebrations at the Stadium of Light and Defoe, who returned to English football in January after a disappointing spell at Toronto FC, was seen to wipe away tears as he left the pitch at halftime.The England international’s goal gave manager Dick Advocaat victory in his first Wear-Tyne derby and enabled Sunderland to extend their run of successive wins over Newcastle to five.Spurs issuesMeanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino admitted that his team faced an uphill battle to secure Champions League qualification following a 0-0 draw at Burnley. The stalemate left Spurs seven points below the top four in sixth place, having played a game more than fourth-place Manchester City, who visit Crystal Palace on Monday.Spurs also have a vastly inferior goal difference to the teams in the top four and with only seven games of the season remaining, Pochettino conceded that the odds were against his side.”It is difficult, but we have seven games – we will try,” said the Argentine, who handed top scorer Harry Kane the captaincy in the absence of injured goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.”It is true that it is not easy. This game was a very tough game and we need to try to win the most points possible in the next seven games.Burnley finished the weekend third-from-bottom, two points below Hull City and Aston Villa, with Sunderland a point further up in 15th place. –last_img read more

first_imgSetting The Standard pic.twitter.com/d7QUJfKL6M— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) July 22, 2019Bilas went to Twitter saying, “If only there was enough money…” which is something the former Duke basketball player frequently does.  If only there was enough money… https://t.co/9X6ZE1gFOV— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) July 22, 2019Over the years, Bilas has been very outspoken in regard to the NCAA’s amateurism policy, which prevents student-athletes from profiting off their own likenesses.In 2017, Bilas told Business Insider, “there’s no argument that this is a multibillion-dollar business that is professional in every way except how the athletes are treated. The only student in college that is subject to a wage restriction is an athlete.”If only there was enough money…funny, there aren’t too many “complexities” for administrator pay, but it’s probably all “tethered to education.” https://t.co/M1oRqFMWp6— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) May 24, 2019If only there was enough money… https://t.co/wAlorTFo2j— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) August 3, 2018If only there was enough money….https://t.co/vk7h5CaB0Z— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) June 26, 2018If only there was enough money… https://t.co/XzpRlfEjBx— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) February 20, 2018As the argument about fair compensation for student-athletes continues, Bilas won’t turn off his Twitter fingers. Whether college athletes should get paid is always a contentious issue surrounding the NCAA. One person who has never been shy about expressing his opinion on the matter is ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas.LSU recently rewarded its football team with a new and improved locker room — and we’re not just talking about an ordinary locker room. The facility features lounging chairs that were designed to be equivalent to first class seats on an airplane, and some may argue that it’s more of a bedroom than a locker room. The lounge pod includes an iPad mount, power outlets, ventilated storage boards and more. last_img read more