The home with plenty of perks

first_imgPlenty of room for entertaining and kicking back.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Her family plans to sell the house to move to something a little bit bigger somewhere else in Brisbane. She described the house as an ideal home for any family looking for a place of their own in Everton Hills. “Someone will be able to really enjoy all the work that we have put into it,” she said. The home sits in a quiet cul-de-sac away from traffic and the hustle and bustle of the city, As delightful outside as inside.while still remaining close to local schools and shops. “It is a very close community,” she said. With two bedrooms on each of its two storeys the home was designed to give large families plenty of space to entertain – and for privacy. 21 Bowers Road North, Everton HillsTHERE have been a few notable changes to the home at 21 Bowers Rd North in Everton Hills after Julene Finnigan bought it 10 years ago.But one of the most exciting additions could be one of the smallest, and its guaranteed to get the attention of every dedicated coffee lover. A touch of class.When they were in the process of renovating the home’s kitchen, they went all out and built a dedicated coffee machine in to the kitchen.“It’s built into the cabinetry, we used that a lot,” Mrs Finnigan said.She described the renovated kitchen, which also includes Caesarstone, as one of the highlights of the house. Sleek and modern.“You could all live on one level and then they can move upstairs when they are teenagers,” she said.The home features just about everything a family could want, including air conditioning, a double lockup garage, 3000L water tank, shed, as well as outdoor and indoor entertaining areas.“It is a good, solid, well built home,” she said. “It just has a level feel and layout.”The home is available now through Harcourts Solutions for offers over $789,000..last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion offers space and a sense of privacy

first_img23 Maryland Ave, Carrara is a sprawling estate on the Gold Coast.IF you’re after a sense of seclusion paired with luxury, this estate is for you.Grand in both size and appearance, you will be impressed from the moment you arrive at the gated property.Nestled in an exclusive cul-de-sac of acreage residences, this single-level house on a huge 6,139sq m block offers unrivalled luxury living. ON THE MARKET Enjoy stunning pool views. Relax and unwind in one of the many living areas.It also acts as the perfect place for entertaining, with a servery window and an abundance of bi-fold doors that open up to fuse with the pool area. Other features include a home automation system, tennis court, mud room, eight-car garage, spa, stone fireplace and a dressing room in the main bedroom. The property is close to elite schools, golf courses, sporting amenities and cafes and restaurants. The living room, set under soaring 15ft ceilings is a popular choice, along with the enviable outdoors. A true haven for families, they’ve enjoyed countless fun times together with a 25m pool, spa, tennis court and outdoor kitchen, as well as making the most of the lush, landscaped grounds. “We’ve given the kids a great outdoors lifestyle,” she said.“It’s been such a nice, open and happy home and a true haven for our family.” OTHER NEWS: House Rules stars sell Coast reno project Make a splash in this pool. And one of the bathrooms.No expense has been spared in the design of the house with flawless marble, travertine, limestone and timber finishes, as well as panelled ceilings at every turn. The main residence features a port cohere at the entry while inside there are four bedrooms, a study, games room, his’n’hers offices, kitchen, living, lounge, dining and family rooms that lead out to an alfresco terrace overlooking the pool. The sprawling pool house is ideal as a self-contained guest quarters, with a bedroom, bathroom, two living areas and a kitchen.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Agent: Eddie Wardale, Kollosche Prestige Agents Features: Marble fireplace, high ceilings, study, butler’s pantry, gym, pool house, alarm system Area: 0.61ha Price: $3.69 million Inspections: Saturday and Sunday, 2-3pm What a kitchen!center_img Luxury at every turn. One of the bedrooms. Vendor Jo Hargraves fell in love with the house three and a half years ago when her family was simply looking for ideas to build their own dream home. “We walked in and instantly fell in love with the sense of seclusion and spaciousness,” she said. “You feel removed from the everyday world being on 1.5 private acres, yet enjoy the benefits of still being close to everything.”It’s no surprise there are plenty of favourite spaces the large family enjoy gathering in. There’s plenty of space here. 23 Maryland Ave, Carrara OTHER NEWS: Inside Coast’s top sale of the week More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe pool house offers plenty of options for entertaining.last_img read more

Three bedder snapped up for half suburb median

first_imgThe apartment has been fetching rent between $545 and $600 a week.“It was somewhat outdated. It was 1977 that the building was built but it’s still very good value especially being in such an excellent location.”He said it was snapped up by owner-occupiers.“Three bedroom units are rare and this is an older building. They are rare at that price too. It’s not too bad for an older apartment.“The chef in all of us will be instantly drawn to the Juliet balcony off the kitchen — the ideal space for your very own herb garden,” was how it was marketed.“The sheltered balcony off the living offers sweeping views with river glimpses. This special place will be used every day to unwind and relax.”The third balcony is off the master bedroom.“With some attention, love and renovation, this apartment has the potential to be an inner-city haven.” Perfect score for The Block’s ‘most expensive kitchen’ Jeff Horn enters househunting ring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 The view of the river through the trees.“We’ve got a lot of brand new stock, but it’s the older buildings that tend to be going better at the moment. It’s definitely a pricepoint factor. “We’re seeing owner-occupier homebuyers within that $500-600,000 price point. There are a lot of people looking in that area in that price range. There’s not a lot of investors, but there’s a lot of owner-occupiers.”The property has an open plan living dining area, three balconies, stainless steel appliances and lift access. The median price for three-bedroom units in West End is just under a million dollars ($957,500), according to realestate.com.au. Agent Michael Kazoullis of Property Inc, who marketed the property with colleague Leon Iconomidis, said it was a rare deal involving special circumstances that required a quick sale.center_img FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The apartment in Ryan Street, West End, sold in just two weeks.He told The Courier-Mail that the sellers were motivated for personal reasons. “It sold in just two weeks,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe previous owners rented the property out for between $545 to $600 a week for several years. They had paid $390,000 for it just over a decade ago, according to CoreLogic data.“That unit there needed some renovations,” Mr Kazoullis said. Homeowners walking away with a fortune The three bedroom apartment in Ryan Street, West End, sold Tuesday for about half the suburb median.A three-bedroom apartment in one of Brisbane’s hottest inner city locations has been snapped up for a price that will have you kicking yourself.The unit — located across the river from the University of Queensland and in the Brisbane State High School catchment — is in Ryan Street in West End, and has just sold for $530,000.It comes with two bathrooms and a car space, views of the Brisbane River and is located up the road from the ferry terminal that’s just a single stop to the university. The West End ferry terminal is just one stop away from the University of QLD.last_img read more

Donnelly keen to cement team places

first_img The 18-year-old defender has yet to feature for Fulham’s first team but earned a call-up for the national side’s tour of South America on the back of some standout performances for the Under-21s. Having sat out the 1-0 defeat in Uruguay, Donnelly was awarded a first cap as a late substitute in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Chile and is already eager for more. Press Association But with Northern Ireland well stocked in defence – Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans, Craig Cathcart and Alex Bruce were all absent from the trip – he knows he will need to make an impression on the Cottagers first team. “I’m very proud to get on and make my debut, especially against a country like Chile who go to the Word Cup with a lot of hope,” Donnelly said. “With 10 minutes to go I could see a few of the boys warming up and I was getting a bit edgy, not knowing if I was going to get on or not, I think I was kind of giving (head coach) Michael (O’Neill) the eyes, trying to get his attention, but I was just happy I was able to get on in the end. It was brilliant. “I hope I’ve done enough in training to make Michael keep an eye on me. I think I’ve done well and hopefully he will consider me for the next trip, whether it’s a friendly or one of the qualifying games. “The big plan for me now is to push on and try to get into the first-team at Fulham next season. If I do that, I can make a bigger claim to be a regular in the Northern Ireland squad.” center_img Liam Donnelly is hoping to win a place for both club and country next season after making his Northern Ireland debut against Chile.last_img read more

Other Sports Jyoti Randhawa, India golfer, arrested in Uttar Pradesh on poaching charges

first_imgNew Delhi: Jyoti Randhawa, India golfer and ex-husband of Bollywood actor Chitrangadha Singh, has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich on charges of poaching, according to a tweet by ANI. The tweet also mentioned that a .22 rifle was recovered from the golfer and further details are being awaited. Randhawa is also a professional dog trainer and he was also appointed to train Cane Corso breed of hunter dogs to track and capture problem tigress T1 of Pandharkawda in Nagpur recently. According to a Hindustan Times report, the arrests took place in Motipur Range of Katerniaghat. A vehicle, weapons and other equipment along with wildlife articles were seized from them, the police said. Divisional forest officer of Katerniaghat is investigating the case.The Indian golfer, who has not been part of the golfing circuit since 2009, was officially divorced from Chitrangada in 2014 after their marriage fell apart in 2013. According to media reports, trouble between the couple began when Chitrangada shifted to Mumbai to pursue a career in films while Randhawa stayed back in Delhi. Chitrangada used to shuttle between the two cities to spend time with her son, five-year-old Zorawar and Jyoti. The couple who got married in 2001 have known each other since childhood.Randhawa turned professional in 1994 and was ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking several times between 2004 and 2009. In 2002, he finished top on the Asian Tour money list. His best finish on the European Tour was a tied second in the 2004 Johnnie Walker Classic. Randhawa, along with Arjun Atwal, Anirban Lahiri and recently, Shubhankar Sharma, won the Order of Merit as the top-earning pros on the Asian Tour, with Jeev Milkha Singh achieving it twice in 2006 and 2008. Randhawa achieved this feat in 2002.Randhawa has made the cut in 2006 in the US Open and he made the cut in the Open Championship twice in 2000 and 2003. In the 2004 edition, he was tied 27th in the tournament which remained his best ever. In the PGA championship, he made the cutonly in the 2008 edition. Overall, Randhawa has won eight Asian Tour wins, with his first success coming in the Hero Honda Masters tournament played in Delhi in 1998 when he defeated Jeev Milkha Singh. He won the Indian Open three times in his career, with the first one being in 2000 followed by back-to-back wins in 2006 and 2007. Apart from his success in India, Randhawa achieved success in the Singapore Open, Thailand Open as well as the Japan Open. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: FC Dallas withdraws from MLS is Back tournament

first_imgMore AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports July 6, 2020 The four-year extension of the CBA finalized Monday, coupled with the sides’ agreement on protocols for training camps and games, paves the way for hockey to resume this summer. Training camps would open July 13 and games would resume Aug. 1 if approved by the league’s board of governors and players’ executive committee and full membership.___Fordham’s football game against Hawaii on Sept. 12 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Rams have now canceled their first three games. A school spokesman said Fordham will announce later this week whether the entire fall season will be canceled or potentially moved to the spring.Fordham is a football-only member of the Patriot League, whose Council of Presidents announced last month a guidance plan for fall competition. One of the key provisions of that plan was that “No Patriot League teams will fly to competitions and, with rare exceptions, regular season competition will exclude overnight travel.” Frances Tiafoe will not play in the World TeamTennis season after testing positive for the coronavirus.The American was playing in a weekend tournament in Atlanta and was tested after feeling symptoms during his match on Friday. He withdrew from the event the following day and said he was following the recommended quarantine protocol.He was set to play for the Washington Kastles during the World TeamTennis season, set for July 12 to Aug. 2. It’s being played entirely at The Greenbrier in West Virginia because of the pandemic, instead of around the country as usual.Under league rules, a player had to test negative before being allowed to travel to the resort. The league announced Monday that because Tiafoe’s positive test was within the advance travel window, he was ineligible to compete this season.Tiafoe, a quarterfinalist at the 2019 Australian Open, will not be paid for this season. Major League Soccer says that of the 557 players sequestered at a pair of Walt Disney World hotels, 13 have tested positive. Ten of them play for Dallas, two for Nashville and one for Columbus. None of the players was named.Because of the number of players involved, it was determined that FC Dallas could not continue in the tournament.MLS is devising a new schedule for the monthlong tournament, which is being played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex.___The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement to return to play this season and extend the collective bargaining agreement. Two players on the Indiana Fever were among the seven positive tests for the coronavirus across the WNBA, the team announced.The league and teams didn’t reveal who the players were. All 137 WNBA players were tested over the past week as the teams prepared to head to Florida on Monday for the upcoming season, which will be played at IMG Academy.The Fever will delay their travel by at least five days to self-quarantine in case any of them came into close contact with the infected players.The WNBA hopes to start training camp later this week, with the regular season set to begin around July 24.___ The Rams were supposed to open the season against Stony Brook on Aug. 29 and then host Bryant on Sept. 5 before heading to Hawaii.___Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo has tested positive for the coronavirus, though the team said the All-Star right fielder is asymptomatic.General manager Jon Daniels said Monday that Gallo is isolated at his apartment in Dallas and not around teammates. Daniels said Gallo told him that he feels as good as he ever has.Gallo initially took a saliva test as part of the team’s intake process June 27, and got a positive result two days later. The 26-year-old Gallo took a nasal swab test on June 30 which came back negative, but then had another saliva test that came back positive Sunday. ___The National Hockey League says 35 total players have tested positive for the coronavirus over roughly the past month.The league says 23 of 396 players checked for COVID-19 at team facilities have tested positive since voluntary workouts began June 8, a 5% rate. In that same period of time, it is aware of 12 additional positive test results.The NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Sunday night agreed on protocols to start training camps and resume the season. That includes daily testing once games get under way for players, coaches and staff.Resuming is contingent on each side approving an extension of the collective bargaining agreement and the return to play agreement. Dodgers pitcher David Price, Washington infielder Ryan Zimmerman and Colorado outfielder Ian Desmond are among the other players who have opted out.Following nine seasons with Baltimore, Markakis was entering his sixth season with Atlanta. He was competing for a spot in a crowded Braves outfield following the offseason signing of Marcel Ozuna.Manager Brian Snitker plans to play Ozuna and Ronald Acuña Jr. every game, though Ozuna could be the designated hitter. Markakis, Ender Inciarte, Adam Duvall and others were competing other spots and were joined by rookies Cristian Pache and Drew Waters.Markakis hit .285 with nine homers and 62 RBIs in 2019, a year after he was an All-Star. He said he doesn’t know how opting out could affect his hopes for playing in 2021.___ After being one of the local players that had been able to work out at the Rangers’ new ballpark the past several weeks, Gallo has missed the first four days of summer camp at Globe Life Field, including Monday. Daniels had said Sunday that Gallo was still in intake testing.Gallo has 110 career homers in his 418 big league games. After consecutive 40-homer seasons, he had 22 homers in 70 games last season and was an All-Star before right wrist surgery. He homered in the All-Star game.___England rugby will lay off 139 positions because it expects to lose 107 million pounds ($134 million) in revenue in the short term.The Rugby Football Union will begin consulting with staff before announcing the redundancies at the end of August, chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Monday.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___FC Dallas has withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament in Florida after 10 of its players tested positive for the coronavirus. ___The Washington Nationals have canceled Monday morning’s team workout because of COVID-19 testing delays.Players and staff were tested Friday, and general manager Mike Rizzo says the team still hasn’t received its results. Rizzo said it’s not safe to continue holding camp without accurate and timely testing and that the workout was canceled to prevent putting players and staff at risk.Rizzo says: Major League Baseball “needs to work quickly to resolve issues with their process and their lab. Otherwise, summer camp and the 2020 season are at risk.”___ “To ensure we have a sustainable RFU we have announced to colleagues that it is proposed that the total number of roles across the organisation will reduce by 139,” he wrote on the union website.“We have already made some significant cost savings. We furloughed 60% of our organisation; implemented a three-month pay reduction which has been extended for some; introduced pension pauses; and refined business planning and introduced stadium and office running efficiencies to reduce costs.“Unfortunately, this is not enough to run a sustainable operation and safeguard our future.”Sweeney predicts it will take five years for the RFU to recover, and the union will lose 20% of its normal revenue over that period.___ ______Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has opted out of the 2020 season.The 36-year-old Markakis said he was uneasy about playing the season without fans and then was swayed by his telephone conversation with teammate Freddie Freeman, who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has fever and other symptoms.“Just hearing him, the way he sounded on the phone, it was tough,” Markakis said Monday. “It was kind of eye-opening. What everything that’s going on, not just with baseball but all over the world, it makes you open your eyes.”Markakis became the second Braves player to opt out. Over the weekend, pitcher Félix Hernández said he wouldn’t play this year. ___Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says shortstop Luis Urias and pitcher Angel Perdomo tested positive for COVID-19 before the intake process.Counsell says both players are asymptomatic.This marks the second setback for Urias since the Brewers acquired him from San Diego in November. Urias, who is expected to compete with incumbent Orlando Arcia for the starting shortstop job, underwent surgery in January to repair a broken bone in his left hand.Major League Baseball and the players’ association announced Friday that 31 players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. Teams resumed workouts Friday for the first time since the coronavirus interrupted spring training on March 12, two weeks before the season was to start. Count the Tennessee Titans among the NFL teams offering season-ticket holders the option of opting out of this season and putting that money toward 2021 or getting a refund.The Titans sent a letter to their season-ticket holders Monday. The team also posted a notice on its website.Tennessee told season-ticket holders the team suspended any payment plans July 1 for this season.Team officials will be working with state and local governments on how many fans will be allowed to attend games at Nissan Stadium, which seats approximately 69,143.But the Titans say the coronavirus pandemic makes it “increasingly likely” that NFL teams will be playing in front of fewer fans this season. Associated Press The Latest: FC Dallas withdraws from MLS is Back tournamentlast_img read more

RHTY&SC Cricket Academy to start July 15

first_imgTHE 10 cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, (RHTY&SC), in their continuing quest to remain the leading cricket club in the Ancient County, would be hosting the Annual Cricket Academy from July 15, 2019.The two-week Academy would be held at the Area ‘H’ Ground, with the management of the club targeting a total of 120 participants between ages eight and 18.Assistant Secretary/CEO, Simon Naidu, who would serve as Director of the Academy, stated that the Academy serves as the main output of cricketing talent for Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation. The academy would be conducted by coach Delbert Hicks in the absence of regular head coach Winston Smith, who is currently overseas.The Academy starts at 09:00hrs and ends at noon daily, with the organisers providing meals and refreshments to the youths. Naidu noted that the RHTY&SC welcomes youths across Berbice to join the Academy as they can go back to their respective clubs with new-found knowledge.The main objectives of the Academy would be to assist the youths to improve their cricketing skills, to improve their knowledge of the game, its history and laws, to promote the importance of education and physical fitness, while classroom sessions would be done to get the youths to understand their role as ambassadors of their Club, Berbice and Guyana.Among the topics to be discussed during the classroom lectures are Drug Abuse, Career Choices, Importance of Education, Importance of Discipline, Personal Hygiene, Role of a Sports Ambassador, Rules of Cricket, Captaincy, History of Cricket, Public Speaking and Dealing with the Media.Long-standing RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, will spearhead the classes along with some highly qualified and successful personnel, including doctors, social workers and head teachers.Naidu noted that admission to the academy is free, with the RHTY&SC and several of its sponsors covering the costs related to meals, gear, refreshments, educational materials, trophies, medals and gifts.Since 1991, RHTY&SC Cricket Academy has served as a nursery and feeding ground for the success of the five-time Guyana Cricket Board Club-of-the-Year Awardee.The Club, which won the Award in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2016, has over the last 29 years won over 60 major championships and produced numerous players for Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies.The Academy, over the years, has produced over 2 000 young cricketers with over 100 going on to play for Berbice, while over 60 have represented Guyana at either the junior and senior level.Among players who came through the Academy are Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Abdel Fudadin, Eon Hooper, Renwick Batson, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Plaffiana Millington, Mariam Samaroo, Dominique Rikhi, Ashkay Homraj, Khemraj Mahadeo, Shawn Pereira, Delbert Hicks, Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Keith Simpson, Sylus Tyndall, Murphy La Rose, Melanie Henry, Jonathan Rampersaud, Mahendra Gopilall, Dian Prahalad, Uma Matadin and Neil Williams.Interested parents, who wish to register their children, can contact the RHTY&SC on 337-4562 or email: foster_hilbert@yahoo.com. Registration can also be done through Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu on 643-9040.last_img read more

Injuries continue to pile up at USC football practice

first_imgIf football season began Thursday, the Trojans would be in dire straits. At the start of practice, 20 players were sidelined with injuries. By the end, that list had grown to 22 after redshirt sophomore guard Cyrus Hobbi and senior cornerback Torin Harris went down with injuries as well.Beat up secondary · Senior cornerback Torin Harris (above) was injured during practice on Thursday attempting to defend a pass. The Trojans are already without injured freshman safety Su’a Cravens. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThis comes after the USC Trojans Twitter account announced Thursday that junior wide receiver George Farmer will miss the entire 2013 season while recovering from a torn ACL and MCL, and head coach Lane Kiffin announced that freshman safety Su’a Cravens suffered a torn meniscus and will be out until summer.The injuries come at an inopportune time for the Trojans, especially considering a secondary that was already in urgent need of further development with the departure of senior safety T.J. McDonald and junior cornerback Nickell Robey to the NFL draft. This need has been further compounded by new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast’s 5-2 defensive scheme, which employs a high number of man-coverage packages and leans heavily on effective technique, speed and talent at the cornerback position.With the injuries to key players, the onus is on players such as redshirt sophomore cornerback Ryan Henderson to mature and grow into the system to make an impact right away.“It’s definitely a challenge, but with the great coach we have in Coach Clancy, with the adjustment he made it simple,” Henderson said. “He taught us a lot of things that we haven’t been taught before when it comes to reading quarterbacks and reading receivers’ releases, which makes things easier.”Though Henderson did what he could in his reps, the player he was assigned to cover was on a mission. Sophomore wide receiver Nelson Agholor looked like a man possessed in practice reps Thursday, as he took two completions to the endzone for a touchdown.His first was a thrilling run following a short completion from redshirt sophomore quarterback Max Wittek. After hauling in the short completion, Agholor eluded three defenders by exploiting a gaping seam in the secondary and ran toward the left sideline for the touchdown. The second was higher in terms of degree of difficulty — Wittek fired a laser between the outstretched arms of redshirt junior cornerback Anthony Brown, and Agholor came down with a dazzling one-handed grab in the endzone. The catch caused hysteria on the sidelines and ended a tough practice on a high note. After practice, head coach Lane Kiffin lauded Agholor’s natural gifts.“I really believe Nelson could have done similar things to what [junior wide receiver] Marqise [Lee] did his freshman year and [former Trojans wide receiver] Robert [Woods] did his freshman year,” Kiffin said. “If he had been our number two receiver [last season], I think he would have had the same type of numbers.”Conventional wisdom says that Agholor’s success may have come at least partially as a result of the thinning out of the secondary, and there is an amount of truth to the observation. Kiffin stressed the urgent need for his players to recover to full health.“With our reductions already, we would not be able to keep up this pace during the season,” Kiffin said. “We’ll start fall camp this way, but I don’t think we’ll be able to end fall camp this way.”Meanwhile, the Trojans’ full contact practices look as if they will continue throughout spring. One can only hope that the team sustains no further injuries, as spring ball wraps up with an exhibition scrimmage next Saturday, April 13 at the Coliseum.last_img read more

Josh Allen takes jab at Jalen Ramsey with autograph: ‘Am I still trash?’

first_imgJalen Ramsey just couldn’t understand why the Bills would draft “trash” quarterback Josh Allen in the first round in 2018, but the rookie took the high road and remained quiet — until now.NewYorkUpstate.com published an autographed photo of Allen, which included a jab at the Jaguars cornerback that read, “Hey Ramsey … Am I still trash? #BillsMafia” under his signature. The picture showed Allen celebrating a touchdown during Buffalo’s 24-21 win over Jacksonville in November. “Hey Ramsey… Am I still trash?” #Bills QB Josh Allen would like to know if #Jaguars’ @jalenramsey still considers him trash https://t.co/FKt1jut7Un #BillsMafia— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) February 18, 2019To no surprise, Ramsey responded to Allen with an affirmative in a tweet on Monday:Lol thank you for answering for me @BigCatCountry #YES tf he thought! https://t.co/vIJua1CF1C— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) February 18, 2019Ramsey has never shied away from sharing his opinion on other players and was vocal about Buffalo’s “stupid draft pick” during the regular season, though Allen got the last laugh when their teams met on the field. While he completed just eight of his 19 passes for 160 yards, he threw one touchdown with no interceptions while adding 99 yards and a 14-yard touchdown on the ground.It will certainly be interesting when these two meet again.last_img read more

FC Velez is the Champion of the First League of Federation of BiH! (video)

first_imgAnother season in the First League of Federation of BiH is completed.With the victory against Igman 4: 2, Velez ended the season with the best result, from where it moved to the Premier League in BiH as the first on the table.After the last referee’s whistle in Mostar, there was a great celebration when Velez players raised the cup for the First League of FBiH champions.Nusmir Fajic, who is the best and most important player of this season, scored three goals on ta Saturday eveningThe biggest Velež player in the history of the club Dusan Bajevic said that Velež is the only club he loves.“It is a symbol of Mostar, the Old Bridge and BiH and I cannot imagine this region without it,” he said.Numerous public figures from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region have been supported the match, News Agency Patria writes.(Photo: sportske.ba, video: Klix.ba)last_img read more