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Three new RDA chairmen appointed

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Home-making

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Sprawling 16-hectare Brisbane estate takes a step back in time

first_imgSuch attention to detail that it could have been taken 100 years ago.Vera was designed by the current owners to their own brief. Their design was inspired by the historical colonial property, Vera in New Farm, to reinstate the memory and grandeur of the original Vera and a bygone era. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe 516sq m five-bedroom plus study homestead has a symmetrical roofline and impressive attention to detail but it was Mr and Mrs Stevens’ access to original and antique building materials that really made the difference. Ceiling heights rise to almost 4m throughout. Timber and antique coloured glass are strongly featured throughout, most notably with seven sets of 100-year-old French doors. Loads of light and easy access to verandas.Other features include red cedar joinery, heritage-tessellated tiles in the main bathroom, two back- to-back cast iron fireplaces with original antique fire surrounds and even all the locks, light switches and most of the light fittings are original. A 3.5m-wide covered veranda wraps around the homestead with the main entry leading into a foyer which flows into the Great Room, a living and dining space big enough to seat more than 50 people for a meal. There is red ironbark timber flooring from the demolition of Bundaberg Brewery. Rising up from traditional pressed metal curved ceilings is a clerestory with full-length louvres.The main bedroom is to the right of the Great Room and has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a shower. The owners were meticulous about adhering to historic details.Historic Vera in the Samford Valley is the combination of a traditionally-built homestead plus an additional restored three-bedroom cottage, built around 1920.Owners Julie and Michael Stevens said there was also a huge, well-located 100-year-old fig tree, 16 usable hectares in a pretty and peaceful location, all just 35 minutes to the centre of Brisbane. 132 Foggs Rd, Mt Samson.A HISTORIC colonial property in Brisbane’s inner city was the inspiration for a 1998-built homestead constructed on a sprawling 16ha estate.Agents Barry Quinn and Andrew Goodall of Ray White Rural Brisbane have the eight bedroom, three bathroom, double car garage home at 132 Foggs Rd, Mt Samson, set for auction this coming Friday. How much awesomeness does one home need?Also to the right of the Great Room and is an open-plan kitchen and family area with access to a pantry, laundry and powder room.In the kitchen are European appliances and an island bench with a breakfast bar.There are four bedrooms with french doors and built-in wardrobes serviced by a bathroom with twin vanities, a stand-alone bathtub and separate shower to the left of the Great Room.Beyond a covered deck at the rear of the homestead is a 16m pool.The estate is predominantly flat with gentle undulations and is suitable for both horses and cattle.There is more than 1km of double frontage to Mt Samson Creek, a spring-fed creek. Water is pumped from the creek to supply all the paddock troughs for stock and the extensive homestead gardens.Other farm improvements include stock-proof fencing for horses and cattle, seven paddocks, horse shelter, grassed dressage arena, cattle yards and concrete causeways. The property has impressive views of Samford Valley and D’Aguilar Range National Park, especially Mt Samson and Mt Lawson. The home is open for inspections tomorrow — Sunday September 17 at 10.30am — and will go under the hammer at Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, at 10.20am on September 22.last_img read more

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Whittingham denies Tigers

first_img Press Association It was a replay of the match that ensured Hull promotion on the final day of last season, but there was significantly less drama on show this time around. Davies headed home Tom Huddlestone’s cross in the 40th minute to give the Tigers their first goal from open play this season, with Whittingham levelling just before the hour mark to cap a fine Cardiff move. Kim Bo-kyung saw a decent penalty appeal against James Chester waved away in the 16th minute and was a lively presence linking midfield and attack. Aluko was afforded the same role for Hull and twice got shots away when the away defence stood off him, though both went wide of the near post. Fraizer Campbell, who turned Hull down for Cardiff, was playing the role of pantomime villain and earned a booking for a messy lunge at Chester – much to the Tigers fans’ approval. With half an hour gone Cardiff stirred, Whittingham finding Gary Medel surging into the box. It was a smart piece of play from both men but the Chilean’s touch was heavy and the ball skidded on to McGregor. Nine minutes later Hull took the lead. Huddlestone’s driven effort forced a corner, which Lewis punched out but only as far as the former Tottenham midfielder on the right touchline. With men still forward, Huddlestone whipped in a superb cross that dipped and bounced to leave the defence flat-footed. Davies was more alert and reacted fastest to head home from six yards. There was one change at the interval, Kim replaced by Nicky Maynard. It took Cardiff five minutes to muster their first real chance of the half, Aron Gunnarsson sending a dangerous looking shot into a crowded area where Livermore was on hand to block. Hull took their time to respond but did so when Aluko won a free-kick in the right channel having hunted down Huddlestone’s lofted pass. Huddlestone dragged the set-piece across the area for Robert Koren, but his strike was charged down. The equaliser arrived just before the hour mark, a couple of brisk one-touch passes giving Don Cowie room to deliver the perfect cross for the sprinting Whittingham. His run was timed ideally and left him to finish calmly from eight yards. One almost brought two when, moments later, Gunnarsson headed wide from a good position following strong work from Theophile-Catherine. Mackay’s side were rejuvenated and Bruce’s response was send on Stephen Quinn for this Republic of Ireland team-mate Robbie Brady. He was quickly into the action, blocking Cowie as he ran into the box – but doing so legally according to the referee. Graham was still struggling to make an impact, but won a corner after Huddlestone’s perseverance gave him a rare sight of goal. It was, at least, a sign of a new period of pressure from Hull, which led to Aluko coverting Quinn’s cross only for an offside flag to deny him. Graham might have won it with a header in added time but could only leave Lewis with a straightforward save. Goals in either half from Curtis Davies and Peter Whittingham ensured Barclays Premier League newcomers Hull and Cardiff drew 1-1 at the KC Stadium. It was probably a fair result, neither side doing quite enough to take proceedings by the scruff of the neck, though as the home side Hull will probably view it a chance missed in their bid for survival. They tried to bring West Brom’s Shane Long to the club on deadline day and the need for another option up front was apparent as Danny Graham laboured for the duration – and missed two good chances – with no realistic options on the bench. Hull were able to name goalkeeper Allan McGregor in their starting XI after he recovered from the groin injury that ruled him out of Scotland duty last week. Frustratingly for Cardiff their number one David Marshall stood in for McGregor against Macedonia but sustained a hip injury in the process, leaving Joe Lewis to start for the Bluebirds. Further up the pitch Malky Mackay handed Kevin Theophile-Catherine his first start in place of Craig Bellamy and was rewarded by a muscular performance from the Frenchman. Just six minutes had gone when a cooler finish from Graham would have put Hull in front. Jake Livermore and Sone Aluko combined well before the latter’s shot was palmed away by Lewis, and although Graham was in the right place to convert the rebound his first-time effort from eight yards was well off target. Hull were enjoying most of the possession, but looked vulnerable when Cardiff broke. last_img read more

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LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis to announce state’s reopening plan

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Cricket News Sachin Tendulkar Reveals He Had To ‘Beg And Plead’ In Order To Turn His India Cricket Career Around

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When Sachin Tendulkar started out his international cricket career for India in 1989, he was primarily a middle order batsman. His strokeplay and aggression made him one of the bright talents in that era but he could not convert fifties into centuries. Batting at numbers four, five or six, Tendulkar was a solid batsman but not a phenomenal player at that time. However, all that changed on March 27, 1994. During the ODI between India and New Zealand in Auckland, Tendulkar was promoted to open the batting and he blasted 82 off 49 balls. The rest became history as the right-hander rewrote the history books and became the leading run-getter in ODIs and Tests in his illustrious 24-year-career. Tendulkar has revealed that he had to ‘beg and plead’ in order to open the innings at that time. “In 1994, when I started opening the batting for India, the strategy used by all teams was to save wickets. What I tried to do was slightly out of the box. I thought I could go up front and take the opposition bowlers on. But I had to beg and plead to please give me a chance. If I fail, I won’t come after you again. In that first match (against New Zealand at Auckland), I scored 82 off 49 balls, so I didn’t have to ask again if I would get another chance. They were keen for me to open. But what I’m trying to say here is, don’t be afraid of failure,” Tendulkar said.Also Read | WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar Hits Sixer On Varun Dhawan’s Ball; Abhisekh Bachchan Joins TeamAfter the series against New Zealand, Tendulkar finally broke his rut of not scoring a century when during the Australasia Cup in Sri Lanka, he slammed 110 against Australia at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. From that point on, Tendulkar became the mainstay of the Indian cricket team but his message was clear that one should not be afraid of failure.Also Read | Sachin Tendulkar outlines THIS key factor in Test cricket’s sustained revivalRecently, Tendulkar was part of the Fit India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Taking to Twitter, Sachin shared his experience of mixing “work with play” and said, “Had a lot of fun playing cricket with the crew during a shoot & was pleasantly surprised with Varun Dhawan dropping by along with Abhishek Bachchan who joined us for some time. #SportPlayingNation #FitIndiaMovement.”last_img read more

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Semenya to receive gold medal from 2011 world championships

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya will be officially awarded her gold medal from the 2011 world athletics championships at this year’s edition in Doha, but will not be there to receive it.Semenya was elevated to the gold medal position two years ago when Russian athlete Mariya Savinova, who sped past her on the final straight, was later disqualified for doping violations.The South African athlete had hoped to defend her 2017 world championship title in Doha starting on September 27, but was forced to withdraw with no verdict yet delivered in her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal against testosterone regulations imposed on her. Semenya is appealing the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling that supported regulations introduced by the sport’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).These say that XY chromosome athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) can race in distances from 400m to a mile only if they take medication to reach a reduced testosterone level.Semenya has refused to be bound by these restrictions, placing a cloud over her future in athletics. Athletics South Africa (ASA) confirmed yesterday that Semenya would not be in Doha to receive the medal personally during an IAAF ceremony, but that a representative would collect it on her behalf.Sunette Viljoen, who has been elevated from bronze to silver in the javelin from the 2011 championships, will take part in the ceremony. Russian athlete Mariya Abakumova, the original gold medallist, was also later disqualified for doping violations. “Congratulations to our athletes for their achievements and for being honoured as clean athletes,” ASA president Aleck Skhosana said in a media statement.“We are happy that the IAAF now offers a chance to the rightful winners a podium celebration in front of a capacity stadium which the cheats had denied them at the original competition.”last_img read more

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WAFU Cup: Eagles in Make or Mar Clash with Black Stars…

first_imgBy Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaHome-based Super Eagles need to step up their game for a must-win encounter with Ghana’s Black Stars in the ongoing WAFU Nations Cup today.Both fierce rivals clash at the Cape Coast Stadium starting from 6pm (7pm Nigeria time) with contrasting pictures in their heads before kick-off.Hosts Ghana are comfortable and already have a ticket into the semi finals with six points from their first two matches in the group phase, while the Eagles have only two points and must win to be sure of a place in the last four.Ghana’s six points have come from wins over Guinea and Mali, who both drew with Nigeria and thus have a point each, but a win for either team (Guinea/Mali) in their game that will run simultaneously at the Ndoum Stadium will knock the Super Eagles out of the running if they fail to defeat Ghana.“It is a must-win game; we are certainly aware of that. Definitely, we will look at making a few changes because this is one match we must show character and efficiency at the rear, and middle and the fore. Not only must we avoid defeat; we must win to make progress in the championship. That demands absolute seriousness and diligence and only the best legs will do,” observed team coach, Salisu Yusuf, ahead of today’s clash.The Eagles failed to fly in both group phase games so far, after showing ability in a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone the day after arriving in Ghana for the tournament.Apart from the pressure on the African Nations Championship-bound Super Eagles to achieve victory (Ghana failed to qualify for CHAN after losing to Burkina Faso right in Kumasi after a 2-2 draw in Ouagadougou), and Ghana’s commitment to pacifying home fans for the pinfall suffered in the hands of Burkina Faso, the 66-year old rivalry between both nations will make it a ferocious affair in Cape Coast.In the early days of the rivalry, Nigeria won more matches in the Jalco Cup, but Ghana had the upper hand in the Nkrumah Cup and Zik Cup encounters that followed, both trophies named after major pan-African figures Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.Among the most memorable encounters between Nigeria and Ghana in those 66 years were a 2-2 draw in a 1962 World Cup qualifying match in Lagos in September 1960 (Ghana had won the first leg 4-1 in Accra); a 2-2 draw in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Accra in April 1961 (the first leg in Lagos ended 0-0) and a 2-1 win for Nigeria in a 1970 World Cup qualifier in Ibadan in May 1969 (the return in Accra ended 1-1).Others include; a 4-2 win for Nigeria in the 2nd All-Africa Games football tournament opener in Lagos in January 1973; a 3-2 win for Ghana in a World Cup qualifier in Lagos in February 1973 (match was abandoned and later awarded 2-0 to Ghana); a 1-1 draw in a 1978 Africa Cup of Nations match in Accra.A 2-1 win for Nigeria in a 1984 Olympics qualifier in Accra in October 1983; a 2-1 win for Nigeria in a 1984 Cup of Nations match in Bouake; a 1-0 win for Ghana in a 1992 Cup of Nations qualifier in Accra in September 1990 and; a 3-0 win for Nigeria in a 2002 World Cup qualifier in Port Harcourt in July 2001 that qualified Nigeria for the Korea/Japan finals are some of the thrilling games between both countries which may make the Ghanaians not to take things lightly despite already having of the ticket to the semis in the kitty.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Mascot abuse cause for concern, justice

first_imgBen is still recovering and mending his emotional scarsfrom his days of abuse as a middle school mascot. Outraged at the treatment ofmascots also and want to make a difference? E-mail him at bvoelkel@badgerherald.com. Friends, as you surely know, we live in a country of causes.Pro- and anti-global warming, political candidates, FreeLohan and Save Darfur; fire this coach, feed the hungry and Wrist Awareness.You name it, there are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of people somewhereat any given time fervently pontificating this or that.Facebook — which, along with alcohol and video games, is oneof the biggest causes of skipped classes and un-turned-in homework assignments— only exacerbates our nation’s obsession with the matter of the moment bymaking it that much easier for likeminded worriers to band together. You canfind groups proclaiming members’ pride over attending public school and 18groups filled with people who love (in some cases looooooove) pickles, but goodluck finding a group on there that is outraged about mascot abuse.This issue has managed to go widely overlooked for far toolong, however, by cause-concerned individuals including myself. Until now.There’s an old saying that goes something along the lines of:Issues never really affect you until they hit home. Well, with one well-aimedflick of his wrists and swing of his stick, University of North Dakotadefenseman Joe Finley painfully drove that point home. In case you missed it, there was more violence than just thebrawl during the weekend’s series.Before Saturday’s game, Finley took what WCHA commissionerBruce McLeod ruled a slash at everyone’s favorite burrowing mascot, BuckinghamU. Badger.Instead of two minutes in the penalty box, McLeod ruledFinley has to write an apology letter to Bucky, as if that will somehow healthe hurt and true anguish felt by the abused. A slap, or slash in this case, onthe wrist as far as I am concerned, unless that slap is administered by thesame Icelandic player who broke Adam Banks’ wrist in D2, also a soft penalty.(By the way, there’s just no way Finley doesn’t start laughing with hisroommates and make a big joke out of writing that letter.)This senseless act of violence brought to my attention anissue that needs more importance in the public forum: mascot abuse.While many types of abuse very rightfully get a lot ofattention, abuse of the most cuddly symbols of our favorite sports teamsroutinely gets swept under the proverbial rug.This must stop.This isn’t the first time a player has attacked anunsuspecting mascot. Finley’s slash on Bucky is just the latest in a long lineof cases involving such attacks. All too often, they are laughed off as a “joke,”leaving our mute mascots repressed, trying to make small children laugh whilesilent tears blear mascots’ eyes.As many sports fans, especially those native to Wisconsin, willremember, Milwaukee’s Miller Park was the sight of one of the worst abuses of amascot in memory. The world famous Sausage Race was interrupted in 2003 whenPittsburgh Pirates’ ingrate Randall Simon assaulted Guido with a bat as he ranpast the third base dugout.What’s Guido, you might ask? That would be the Italiansausage’s given name (Yes, they do have names, people. Will the insensitivitytoward mascots never end?!?).Afterward, instead of worrying about the impact the incidenthad on the innocent Italian’s psyche (or, for that matter, how it impacted thebetting on that day’s race), many outsiders laughed off the incident as aharmless, sophomoric joke.Not mascot activist leader and Major League Commissioner BudSelig, who, in a display of courage rarely seen from public figures inmascot-related incidents, suspended Simon for three games.The saddest part of the whole situation is that there arescores of untold stories of abuse out there. Mascots, by nature, are a quietlot. If the abuse is not played out in the public forum, as Simon’s andFinley’s were, the hurt and anguish is lost behind the placid polyester face ofthe abused. This will only change once more attention is brought to theissue. Those “Livestrong”-knockoff bracelets, an endowed scholarship fund, evena simple monthly support group somethingneeds to be established to help change the culture of costume castigation.Smokey Robinson was on to something when he sang “thereain’t too much sadder than the tears of a clown.” That was 40 years ago. Today, there ain’t too much sadderthan tears of a mascot, either. last_img read more