6 Oct

Family home perfect for first homeowner or downsizer

first_imgThe master bedroom has a garden outlook.The kitchen features new stainless steel Blanco appliances and gas cooktop, new benchtops, ample storage space and breakfast bar overlooking the stunning landscaped gardens. The three large, airconditioned bedrooms have built-in robes and ceiling fans and the master bedroom has an ensuite and a huge walk-in robe.The home is on the market for offers in the high $500,000s. The home at 11 Arafura Cresent, Tingalpa has been updated.THIS beautifully-presented home is on a 492sq m block backing on to bushland. The three-bedroom property has undergone extensive updates including a fully repainted interior and roofing, upgraded electrical and plumbing, crimesafe front door, security system, new ceiling fans and airconditioning units.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 2020The open plan living hub has low maintenance tiled floors.Inside, a wide entry hall opens to the air-conditioned open plan living, dining and kitchen area.This space flows out to the covered alfresco area with a has connection for outdoor cooking — perfect for entertaining year round.last_img read more

28 Sep

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference and Navingo Career Event continue in modified set-up

first_img“We opted for a modified set-up: partly digital, partly on location,” says Coert van Zijll Langhout, Managing Director Navingo. “For a long time, and due to a wide range of measures and stakeholder consultation, maintaining the original formats was realistic. The latest developments now force us to change course. Which is what we have done.” Looking at current developments, Navingo has had to adapt to a changing reality and its customer wishes more and faster than ever before in order to realise a full-value Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) and an effective Navingo Career Event (NCE). Therefore, both events will continue on 27 and 28 October 2020 in a digitally enhanced format, where networking, sharing knowledge and visibility will still be leading. The modified format is corona-proof and a combination between an easy-to-navigate virtual environment and activities in RAI Amsterdam. Round-table sessions,showcases and one-on-one conversations, it’s all possible, sometimes even betterthan before. “We have the right tools to effectively bring our exhibitors tothe attention of their target groups. Our team is currently working day andnight to achieve the goals of our customers and visitors: to connect, generate leads,get new ideas and fill vacancies.”  OEEC will be recorded andbroadcasted live from RAI Amsterdam. The event can also be partly visited onsite. Networking and visibility will be addressed by matchmaking, digital roundtables and showcases in a way that supports interaction. Talk shows andindustry insights with thought leaders are part of the programme as usual. NCE will take shape through aseries of thematic online events. For each event, relevant students, (young)professionals and job seekers will be invited to participate, leading tohigh-quality, targeted interaction. The kick-off is part of the OEEC programme. For almost two decades Navingois creating connections in the offshore energy and maritime industry and it hasgrown a large online community in doing so. Both www.offshore-energy.bizand www.navingocareer.com have a wide international reach. Combininga large, real-time online set-up with in-person activities in RAI Amsterdam bringsthe capacity to reach the community of 700,000 monthly users,630,000 social followers and 130,000 newsletter subscribers.  “We are convinced that we can fulfil our role as connector in these turbulent times and are doing our utmost to bring the full potential of the programmes into practice. Stay tuned in coming weeks, as we will update exhibitors and visitors on the programme, participants and key industry leaders you’ll be able to meet on 27 and 28 October 2020.”last_img read more

24 Sep

Bruins Win CYO Games (1-15)

first_imgSt. Louis-1 jumped out to a 18-7 first quarter lead to defeat St. Catherine 58-39.St. Louis kept up its strong play in the second quarter as they outscore St. Catherine 21-3 to take a 39-10 lead in at halftime. Our defensive played extremely well which lead to some easy baskets. This was the best team effort we have had all year.Cardinals Scoring.  Anthony Butz 14, Zach Prickle 10, Sam Bedel 6, Paul Ritter 6, Alex Roell 6, Cooper Williams 4, Caleb Moster 4, Nick Tekulve 4, Nathan Batta 2, Evan Straber 2.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.St. Louis-2 defeated Holy Family 57-45.STL-2 got off to a slow start as they trailed 16-6 after the first quarter. But in the second quarter St. Louis-2 defensive stepped up as they only allowed 3 points and the took a 23-19 lead in at halftime. Our defensive came up big in the second quarter helping us to get back into the game. St. Louis continued to play well the rest of the game as they were able to pull away to secure the win.Bruins Scoring. George Ritter 15, Gus Cooper 14, Nathan Eckstein 8, Sam Giesting 7, Lane Oesterling 7, Nathan Eckstein 8, Bret Wroblewski 6.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.last_img read more

24 Sep

Bulldogs Victorious Over Trojans

first_imgBatesville defeated East Central 4-1 on Monday.#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe was defeated by Chase Lambernides 4-6, 6-1, 2-6#2 Singles- George Ritter defeated Brody Taylor 6-3, 6-0#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer defeated Gavin Daniels 2-6, 6-3, 6-3#1 Doubles- Lane Westerfeld & Same Giesting defeated Cole Davidson  Jared Volpenhein 6-4, 3-6, 6-0#2 Doubles- Cooper Williams & Adam Scott defeated Zach Bovard & Allen Pope 6-4, 6-0In JV, Batesville won 3-1. Grant Story won in singles, while the doubles teams of Lane Oesterling & Brayden Worthington and Jonathan Hoff & Sam Voegele won.Batesville will play at Greenfield Central on Tuesday at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

19 Sep

Lucrative prizes up for grabs in tomorrow’s 15th Annual Victor Macedo Memorial Cycle Race

first_imgTHE cream of Guyana’s cyclists will be on their saddles tomorrow when the Flying Stars Cycle Club organises the 15th edition of the Victor Macedo Cycle Road Race.The race begins with a roll start at 07:00hrs from the Macedos’ residence, Peter Rose Street, Queenstown.Among the starters expected are defending champion Stephano Husbands, who clocked three hours 11 minutes 20 seconds in winning the event last year as well as the in-form Jamal John, Paul DeNobrega, Andrew Hicks, Briton John, Junior Niles and Romello Crawford.The seniors and juniors will proceed to Long Creek on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway before turning back to finish at the place of origin, while the veterans, juveniles and mountain bikers will turn back at the top of the hill just past Splashmin’s Fun Park and finish on Homestretch Avenue.The first eight finishers overall as well as the top four juniors, the first three juveniles and the top three mountain bikers will be rewarded with cash prizes and trophies for their efforts.Ten prime prizes will be on offer during the course of the race.The event is being sponsored by Macedo Transportation Services, in collaboration with Floyd Macedo, a former cyclist who was very competitive during his time.The winning junior last year was Raphael Leung, while Junior Niles won the veterans category, Adelie Hodge was the first juvenile to cross the finish line and Ozeda McAulley was first among the mountain bikers.The presentation of prizes to the top finishers in each of the categories will be done at the Macedos’ residence, Peter Rose Street, Queenstown.last_img read more

17 Sep

Rohr Recalls Joel Obi, Ideye for Next Month International Friendlies

first_imgAccording to the website, the Italian Serie A side Torino confirmed the invitation of Obi who has been one of their top players this season by the coach of the Nigerian team.“Torino confirmed his invitation via a statement on their official website. So far the Nigerian has made 15 Serie A appearances with four goals to his name despite playing as a defensive midfielder,” the report said.The 26 year-old Obi is staging a return to the national team set up after a four-year absence. No thanks to injuries and fitness issues. He last represented Nigeria in a pre World Cup friendly game against Scotland on the 28th of May 2014.Ideye who recently moved to Spanish LaLiga side Malaga has also earned his recall to the team on the strength of his impressive showings for the struggling side since his move to the team in January.The former West Brom striker has played in all of the four games of the team since his arrival with a goal to his name despite the team struggling to remain in the top division in Spain.The match against Poland is scheduled for Wroclaw on Friday, 23rd March while the game with Serbia is for The Hive, London on Tuesday, 27th March 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018 BUILDUPFemi Solaja with agency reportThe duo of Joel Obi and Brown Ideye may have gradually warmed themselves back into Super Eagles’ setup following the invitation coach Gernot Rohr extended to them ahead of the international friendlies the team will play next month in the build up to the World Cup finals in June.Although the technical crew is yet to release the team list of players invited for the build up matches against Poland and Serbia, Owngoalnigeria.com scooped on the official letter sent to Joel Obi’s Serie A side, Torino FC last week requesting for the release of the former Flying Eagles midfielder.last_img read more

17 Sep

USC freshman creates rainwater collection system

first_imgThe severe drought in California forced Catalina Island to enter Stage 3 water rationing last Sept., causing a 50 percent reduction in its water allotment, according to the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center. That’s when Elizabeth Shakhnazaryan, a freshman majoring in economics and environmental studies, decided to install 25 additional rain barrels on Catalina Island. On campus, Shakhnazaryan works as an ambassador in the Environmental Student Assembly. But Shakhnazaryan’s drive for environmental advocacy started at a young age. “My dad would help me collect recycling stuff from parks,” Shakhnazaryan said. “What I used to do then was personal, but after coming to college, I [saw] so many incredible opportunities to expand that and reach beyond just me.” Shakhnazaryan’s original ideas included composting, recycling clothes and installing sustainable landscaping at USC. She then met with Karla Heidelberg, a co-sponsor of the proposal and the director of the USC Environmental Studies Program, and Jessica Dutton, the director of special projects at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. These faculty members helped Shakhnazaryan devise the implementation of rain barrels on the island. “Jessica brought up the fact that the people at the WMSC are really struggling,” Shakhnazaryan said. “The idea of installing the rain barrels served as an immediate solution to the problem the people on Catalina Island have been facing.”The USC Green Engagement Fund offered $2,400 grant to support Shakhnazaryan’s project, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness about environmental concerns that affect the community. The grant will help Shakhnazaryan set up the rain barrels along with water meters used to measure the amount of water collected.Dutton believes the 50 percent water rationing move is both an institutional challenge and an educational opportunity.“Elizabeth’s initiative will have a significant and timely impact at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center,” Dutton said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “Her project gives us the rain barrels we need to collect and reuse more water at the island, particularly in residential areas.” According to Dutton, the initiative will also encourage student awareness and promote participation by all the visitors in the Wrigley Institute’s sustainability practices. The WMSC has 16 existing rain barrels in the cafeteria and dorm areas, which are mainly used to do laundry and wash dishes. If the rain barrels have any extra water left, then the residents can utilize it for their personal use. “The additional water that the existing rain barrels had was usually in short supply and [was] used up very quickly,” Shakhnazaryan said. “But after the project [is] complete, they will actually have water to take home for their personal use.” Shakhnazaryan’s project will be used mostly by students and faculty at WMSC and for the staff that lives in the housing units at Two Harbors on the island. The 25 rainwater barrels will add up to 1,575 gallons of water, in addition to the water that the existing 16 barrels can hold. Shakhnazaryan hopes to finish the project in a couple of months to get as much water as possible before the start of spring. According to Shakhnazaryan, USC can also do a lot to improve the sustainability of the University by installing rain barrels on campus or increasing the number of solar panels on its roofs. “I want to do as many projects as possible,” Shakhnazaryan said. “I would love to work with Jessica and Karla again because they were very helpful and helped me put the project in its final form.” Shakhnazaryan encouraged students to email their representatives about environmental concerns and get involved with such initiatives by joining the Environmental Student Assembly and the Environmental Core at USC. She added that students can also receive funding from the Green Engagement Fund to implement their own environmental projects. Shakhnazaryan hopes to practice environmental law in the future, with her primary goal being to protect environmental interests. “[The environment] is an issue which many put in the back of their heads, and that frustrates me,” Shakhnazaryan said. “It is an immediate problem, and once it becomes something that cannot be ignored, it’s going to be too late to do anything about it.”last_img read more

17 Sep

Trojans prepare for First Four matchup with VCU

first_imgOn the surface a play-in game in the city of Dayton, Ohio doesn’t look like college basketball paradise. For the USC men’s basketball team, however, after a year of ups and downs, it might as well be.Wednesday night, the Trojans take on Virginia Commonwealth of the Colonial Athletic Association in the inaugural “First Four” Round of the NCAA tournament. Although you can’t find the play-in game on your March Madness bracket, it’s a step USC (19-14, 10-8) is not taking lightly, considering a month ago there was no mention they’d even be playing basketball in the third week of March.“We have a tremendous amount of respect for every team we play and VCU being in the tournament as an at-large deserves our respect,” said USC coach Kevin O’Neill. “They’re going to play up and down, they’re going to shoot threes, they’re going to play incredibly aggressive, they’re deep, they play hard. We know we are going to have to play a great game to win against anybody.”VCU (23-11, 12-6) is making its third NCAA tournament appearance in the last five years. The Rams inclusion in this field of 68 teams marked a record for the CAA, which received three tournament bids for the first time in the history of the conference.While the Rams at large-bid was received with tremendous criticism by the national media, second-year coach Shaka Smart led his team to notable wins against other tournament-bound teams this season like UCLA, George Mason, Wofford and Old Dominion.Led by the shooting prowess of junior guard Bradford Burgess (14 points per game, 48.8 field goal percentage and 40.1 three-point percentage) and the veteran leadership of senior forward Jamie Skeen (15.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 block per game) and senior guard Brandon Rozzell (11.3 points per game, 1.4 steals per game and 38.6 three-point percentage), VCU comes in to the University of Dayton Arena confident it can play its way into the second round.Although the Rams head into the tournament having lost five of their last eight games, the team admits their confidence hasn’t been dented by the recent backlash caused by their at-large bid.“If you’ve watched us all year, we have guys who get motivated by the criticism,” VCU coach Shaka Smart told ESPN’s Rece Davis. “We’re excited. If people doubt us, we will use that as motivation.”While all sights seem set on tonight’s play-in game against the Rams, the Trojans believe their season is not meant to end in Dayton.“We are not just happy to be here,” senior guard Donte Smith told the media after Tuesday’s practice. “We feel like we can make some noise in this tournament.”And speaking of noise, O’Neill will be back on the bench to coach the team against VCU, after serving a one-game suspension over the weekend for his involvement in an altercation on Thursday night.Wednesday’s tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. and can be found on truTV with Gus Johnson on the call.The winner will represent the Southeast Region as the No. 11 seed and will head to Chicago to take on the No. 6-seeded Georgetown Hoyas on Friday night.last_img read more

17 Sep

Surging USC looks to upset No. 1 UCLA

first_imgIt all comes down to this. After traveling to the Pacific Northwest and beating two ranked conference foes, the USC women’s soccer team faces its biggest challenge of the year this Friday night: hosting the No. 1 UCLA Bruins.Striking distance · Senior midfielder Alex Quincey and the Women of Troy can stake their claim to an NCAA playoff berth with a win on Friday. – Striking distance · Senior midfielder Alex Quincey and the Women of Troy can stake their claim to an NCAA playoff berth with a win on Friday. The crosstown showdown will be played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this year, a fitting stage for what should be a huge matchup between two of the top three teams in the Pac-12 standings. On one side, UCLA (17-0-2, 9-0-1 Pac-12) is one win away from an undefeated season, while the Women of Troy (12-5-2, 6-4) are vying for an upset and an NCAA tournament berth.A win against the best team in the country would almost certainly clinch USC a spot in the national tournament, and though they have a solid chance to get in no matter what happens on Friday night, a victory would give the Women of Troy immense confidence heading into the postseason.USC’s confidence may already be surging, however. The squad showed its resilience when it responded to a three-game losing streak by traveling to Oregon and Washington the past two weekends and coming back home with wins in all four games. The two sweeps were crucial to the team’s postseason hopes, especially given the magnitude of this final home match.“Coming from the downward frame we were on, I thought finding results was absolutely imperative,“ head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “We needed to find victories and that was big for us.”Those victories not only gave the Women of Troy a confidence boost ahead of this match, but also a much-needed boost in the Pac-12 rankings, where they jumped from 10th place all the way up to third place in a matter of two weeks.“Any time you get wins in this league, you gotta think you’ve done something big,” McAlpine said. “It’s a huge step, and a huge positive toward the postseason.”In their most recent trip this past weekend, the Women of Troy triumphed over two top-25 teams in then-No. 17 Washington and then-No. 22 Washington State. Now, they’ll need to do the same against the top-ranked team in the nation if they want to defend their home pitch.The Bruins are one of the most dominant teams in NCAA soccer history. Not only have they progressed through their entire season undefeated, but they have also outscored their opponents 52-4 through 19 games. The team is riding a nine-game winning streak — taking place over the course of an entire calendar month — in which goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland has only allowed a single goal.On the other side of the ball, the Bruins are fueled by the remarkable play of midfielder Sam Mewis. Mewis is responsible for 25 of her team’s 52 goals, with 11 assists and 14 scores of her own. Also fueling UCLA’s attack are forward Taylor Smith and midfielder Sarah Killion, who have each slotted in seven goals.USC’s offense, on the other hand, has woken up since its three-game losing streak and has found the net six times in the last four matches. The Women of Troy are led by senior midfielder Alex Quincey, who has sparked the team off the bench with 10 goals. USC’s other scoring leaders include junior midfielder Jamie Fink and junior forward Katie Johnson.The Women of Troy undoubtedly know the stakes and what this rivalry entails, and even first-year coach McAlpine knows and understands the hype and excitement surrounding the Crosstown Cup.“Whenever you get a chance to play the No. 1 team in the country — UCLA aside — that’s an opportunity that you cherish,” McAlpine said. “It just happens to be UCLA and that just adds a little more to it.”Still, McAlpine says that both he and the team are still focused on their main goal from the beginning of their season. No matter who their final rival may be, they’re keeping their eyes on the real prize.“Our goal still stays the same — it was to get to the NCAA’s and to do well in the NCAA’s,” McAlpine said. “That’s our focus in this game, and it’s one more game to prepare us for that.”This rivalry match will kickoff under the Coliseum lights this Friday night at 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

30 Aug

En Marche sanctions FDJ IPO inbound for November

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Bruno Le Maire, France’s Economic & Finance Minister, has confirmed that the En Marche government will maintain its ‘Pacte Loi’ agenda, authorising for the IPO of Française des Jeux (FDJ) to take place from 7-20 November.Confirming En Marche’s first privatisation, Le Maire has sanctioned for FDJ to list its shares on the Paris Euronext exchange as the French state sells its shareholdings in Europe’s second largest lottery operator.Seeking to raise a reported €1 billion, the French government will reduce its 72% shareholding in FDJ to 20%, maintaining the position of largest minority shareholder.IPO terms see the French government add no share limits on FDJ’s listing, with the transaction adding further value for public investors who will be rewarded with one free share for every 10 shares purchased on top of a 2% discount on FDJ offer price.“For individuals, subject to validation by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, one free share will be granted for every ten shares purchased, if these shares are held for eighteen months,” said Le Maire. “I also want a 2% discount applied against the price of each purchased share.“We hope that this privatization will be a popular success and that as many people as possible will participate in it.”The French state confirms that it will retain FDJ tax charges and social security revenues, contributing circa €3.5 billion for France’s charity and heritage foundations.The IPO of FDJ has triggered a review of France’s frameworks governing gambling, with En Marche ordered to develop new regulatory body ‘ANJ’ which will oversee all forms of gambling, replacing ARJEL and France’s Economic Ministry as supervising bodies.Capital raised from FDJ’s IPO is set to be attributed to En Marche’s ‘enterprise fund’ which seeks to raise €10 billion towards helping France’s new technology enterprises. Related Articles Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020last_img read more