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Gold Coast acreage estate offers the perfect tree change

first_img“You can rent that out for about $400 a week if you wanted an income,” Mr Cudbertson said,The property has seen many changes since the family moved in.“I put the pool in, the deck in and the waterfalls (and) I retiled the bathrooms and the cottage,” Mr Cudbertson said. Kick back and relax surrounded by bushland. DETAILS How new tower will impact property market It’s a private sanctuary.LOOKING for a tree change without sacrificing modern living?This acreage estate at Tallebudgera offers the best of both worlds.The property has two residences – its original two-bedroom cottage and a five-bedroom double-storey house.Its abundance of space and variety of living areas was what attracted owners Ken and Michele Cudbertson to it almost five years ago. Step out your bedroom door onto the pool. Agent: Laura Robinson, Ray White Elanora Features: Pool with waterfall, outdoor entertainment pavilion, media room, fire place, self-contained cottage Area: 0.91ha Expressions of interest: Closing Monday, October 22 Inspections: Contact agent Entertaining guests is easy under the pavilion. The bathrooms are modern.He gradually renovated the home, chipping away at projects over time.His favourite part of it was the pavilion.“You’re out in the bush too so you’ve got all the wildlife here,” he said.The couple have decided to sell the property as their children are buying their own properties.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The kitchen has plenty of space.“I wanted the space for my family to keep all our girls together,” Mr Cudbertson said.The main house has an open kitchen, dining and lounge room that flows onto an entertainment pavilion overlooking the pool, which has a waterfall.It also has a media room and separate living area with kitchenette.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe fully-equipped cottage is ideal for teenagers, guests or tenants. MORE: Top five renovators on the Coast Check out the pool!last_img read more

Final Four

first_imgTo make this year’s Final Four it took breaks, coolness down the stretch, and total effort.  All 4 games came down to the final minute or overtime before they were decided.Only Virginia, who probably got the biggest break of them all in their overtime win over Purdue, is the only #1  seed left.  They are joined by Michigan State and two teams who have never been to the Final Four before.  They are Auburn and Texas Tech.  It should make for some great watching this weekend.last_img

Rape: House of Reps member apologises for blaming women

first_imgA member of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Jaha (APC-Borno), has regretted the comments he made at Thursday’s plenary, apologising to Nigerians, especially women.The Rep, in an interview with journalists on Saturday in Abuja, recalled his comments at the debate that women should cultivate a habit of proper dressing to avoid unnecessary harassment from men who could not control themselves. The lawmaker, representing Chibok, Damboa, Gwoza Federal Constituency of Borno State, said he regretted making such statement as it affected the sensitivity of women.Jaha said: “I have made a mistake that has offended the sensibilities of fellow Nigerians and indeed fellow human beings, particularly women who are our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters.“While I totally reaffirm my position that rapists should face death sentences, I regret the part that talks about the dressing of women.“I deeply apologise for this position because as some have rightly argued, my comments could imply that women who are victims, share the blame of being raped.“This, clearly, could not have been the intention of someone who suggested death penalty for rapists.” The lawmaker said there were three sets of people who never made mistakes: “The dead, those incapacitated and those that are healthy, but useless to the society.”According to him: “Mistakes are for those who make efforts, but get it wrong.“It is then left to them to own up to their mistakes, take responsibility, tender apology and dedicate themselves to genuine repentance.”Jaha said a woman’s choice of dressing could not justify rape, adding that if women who were the weaker sex show discipline by looking away when men were not well dressed, men should even do better.He said: “I know that it is a divine responsibility for every good man to protect and preserve the pride of a woman. “Most women are born with natural strength of endurance.“That is why they are able to go through childbirth, to nurture families, take care of relations and still able to earn descent livelihoods.“Women do things with completeness.“I admire this so much because I have benefited from the sincerity and commitment of women.RelatedPosts Edo 2020: Social media users turn Oshiomhole to laughing stock after defeat Oyo APC leaders storm Fayemi’s home for reconciliation Edo Election: Senate minority caucus hails Obaseki over victory “I hold women with the highest respect, with great pride and with so much love that is pure and responsible.”Jaha also apologised to his colleagues in the House and his constituents who might have been disappointed by his comments, especially female lawmakers.He called for the domestication of the Violence Against Persons and Prohibition Act and other relevant laws against gender-based violence in the country.Tags: Ahmed JahaapcBorno StateChibokHouse of Representativeslast_img read more

Geraghty unplaced on return

first_img Geraghty was appointed to the role last month, replacing the now-retired Tony McCoy, and was in action for the first time since suffering a broken shinbone in March. He had another setback after being admitted to hospital with a kidney stone earlier this week. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Waver made some progress to improve going to two out in the Mike Denver Plays Limerick Racecourse Live On The 23rd July Rated Hurdle, but was never able to land any sort of blow. Geraghty said: “I had a good blow walking the course earlier as it started to rain going up the back straight; I’m fine riding but would be easily beaten in a race! “It’s brilliant, great (to get the job) and that was a nice introduction.” Hash Brown momentarily looked like he might give Geraghty a first-day-back winner, but it was not to be. He gave chase after Sizing Platinum led at the fourth-last, but the leader had plenty left and jumped the last two well to seal success. Barry Geraghty’s return to the saddle saw him finish sixth at Limerick on what was his first mount as the new retained jockey to JP McManus.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ajaz takes five after Gunathilaka, Samarawickrama push their claims

first_imgNEW Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel claimed 5 for 41, as his fast-bowling teammates toiled, on the first day of the tour match in Katunayake. Making a claim for places in the Sri Lanka Test squad, meanwhile, was opener Danushka Gunathilaka, who top-scored for the Sri Lanka Cricket Board President’s XI, with 98 off 97 balls, putting on 154 in 26 overs alongside Sadeera Samarawickrama, who hit 80 off 90.Sri Lankan Test tracks have become increasingly loaded in favour of spinners in the past few years, with seamers at times appearing largely superfluous.New Zealand got a taste of what may come at Galle next week, as Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner all went wicket-less, having bowled nine overs apiece. Aside from Ajaz, off-spinner Will Somerville was the only New Zealand bowler to make a breakthrough, finishing with an analysis of 1 for 70 from his 13.5 overs.Leg-spinner Todd Astle and left-arm spinning all-rounder Mitchell Santner bowled six overs apiece and did not take a wicket, as the Board XI racked up 323 for 6 in the day. Thanks largely to the breakneck opening stand between Gunathilaka and Samarawickrama, the Board XI’s run rate was 4.9 – with only Santner, among New Zealand’s bowlers, going at less than four an over.Late in the day, Ashan Priyanjan also struck an unbeaten half-century. He, like Samarawickrama, is seemingly not in contention for a Test squad place, having been left out of the preliminary squad.The teams eventually went off for bad light after 65.5 overs. Earlier in the day, play had been delayed for two hours on account of a wet outfield. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

MBB : WELCOME TO THE ZOO: SU can’t escape early hole, falls before record crowd in Pittsburgh

first_imgPITTSBURGH –– The unimaginable 17-0 run stunned the record crowd of 12,925 in the Petersen Events Center. For the Oakland Zoo — the deafening Pittsburgh student section — raucous became reticent.‘We made as good a comeback as you’re probably going to make,’ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said.It wasn’t enough.A team-defining comeback, a comeback for the ages, was never completed. Syracuse never led in its 74-66 loss to Pittsburgh. An Orange team roared back from a 19-0 deficit to start the game with a 17-0 run of its own. But without its leading scorer, Kris Joseph, the 66-54 Syracuse run after the horrid start proved to be short.Pittsburgh forward Nasir Robinson’s 21 points muscled the Panthers (18-1, 6-0 Big East) to a win in a battle of Big East heavyweights. It was the early exploitation of the middle of SU’s lauded 2-3 zone that helped the Panthers off to the 19-0 start.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU (18-1, 5-1) fought, but its defense continually allowed those physical body blows to its 2-3 zone for the rest of the game. Still, Orange point guard Scoop Jardine felt his team made a statement.‘We were right there,’ Jardine said. ‘And that is one thing — we are going to take credit from this loss.’Credit is due. After eight minutes, the game felt lost. Then came the improbable comeback. SU assistant coach Mike Hopkins danced on the sideline to sustain and spur SU’s 2-3 zone. It began because of a lone Scoop Jardine 3-pointer, eight minutes after the game started, a shot Jardine said he knew he was taking as he dribbled up the court. It thrived thanks to two Syracuse freshmen, C.J. Fair and Dion Waiters, who fortified Syracuse with half of the team’s initial 24 first-half points.And it came out of nowhere. In the most ominous of situations, perhaps, any college basketball team has faced all year. In the Panthers sold-out house, where it has never lost a single game to a top-five team. The house Brad Wanamaker said was at its loudest ever Monday night. Without its injured star player in Joseph.But with a sudden jolt of heady team-ball, Syracuse did the unthinkable: clawed back in the Zoo and made what was quickly becoming a laugher into a game again. SU reeled off those 17 unanswered points, silencing the crowd.‘These kids showed a lot of heart,’ Hopkins said. ‘Playing without our leading scorer Kris, the way these guys battled.’Without Joseph, the Orange made a lost situation become a legendary first half. Syracuse trailed 31-27 at halftime. The Orange tied the game at 41-41 with 13:52 left, thanks to a 3-pointer by Joseph’s replacement, James Southerland.Alas, it wasn’t enough. The hole SU dug was too deep for Fair’s team-high 16 points to help the Orange completely come out from. Jardine’s cold-blooded 3-pointer to put SU on the board for the first time with a little under 12 minutes left in the first half — and his clutch barrage of second-half 3s — were for naught. And a suffocating late-game press was unleashed too late.‘Every time we were knocking at the door, we just couldn’t get over the hump,’ Jardine said. ‘Down three. Down one. Down three. Tied.’Lost was never found. The Panthers ripped apart the heart of the SU zone with 24 first-half points in the paint.But the Orange soon found its heart. Without Joseph, though, the scoring that was needed wasn’t there for SU. No amount of freshmen magic would get SU to a lead. Never mind a win.And not enough wishing or dancing from Hopkins would claw SU all the way back. With his final jump up on the sidelines, Hopkins turned and spun as Ashton Gibbs hit a 3 to keep the Panthers up nine with 6:33 left. Five two-footed stomps followed from Hopkins.He couldn’t dance or stomp out what Syracuse did to itself. Even if it reclaimed its heart after a start during which the Orange looked lost in the Zoo. Syracuse couldn’t complete the comeback.‘Chalk this up as a great learning experience,’ Hopkins said. ‘This place is as loud as it gets in college basketball.’ Comments Published on January 16, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

ACC announces return to North Carolina in 2019 after 2-year stint at Barclays Center

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday that its tournament will return to North Carolina for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, just a day after officially announcing its two-year move to Brooklyn, N.Y., starting in 2017.The ACC tournament will be played at Barclays Center in 2017 and 2018 before moving to Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., for 2019 and back to the Greensboro Coliseum in 2020 after a rare four-year hiatus.“Some of the greatest chapters of ACC tournament’s 61-year history have been written in these two cities, and we are proud to continue that tradition in Charlotte and Greensboro,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said at a press conference in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday. “Both cities are terrific hosts for our schools, fans and teams, with top-notch facilities and hospitality.”Syracuse played in its first ACC tournament this season in Greensboro and will return to the Coliseum for next year’s tournament, but after next season the Orange won’t be in Greensboro for the following four years — where teams such as North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke enjoy a level of home-court advantage. Greensboro Coliseum will host the tournament again in 2015, but the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., will host in 2016 before it moves to Brooklyn for two years.Greensboro has hosted 25 of the last 48 ACC tournaments. Charlotte, which has hosted 12 at three different venues, has hosted the second most in that time frame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“As we look ahead, this continues to be an exciting time for our conference,” Swofford said. “The variety of future locations of the ACC tournament reflects our conference’s expanded footprint and will service our teams, schools, alumni and fan bases well.” Comments Published on March 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2last_img read more

USC parents indicted in college admission scheme

first_imgLaurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Marymount University, said it makes sense that defendants wouldn’t agree to plea deals until they’ve seen all the evidence from the prosecution. Thirteen of the 33 parents named in the alleged college admissions bribery scheme will appear in Boston Federal Court Wednesday. The announcement comes after an FBI investigation found that wealthy executives, celebrities and University officials had allegedly paid large sums of money to admit their students to elite universities under false pretenses. At Friday’s hearing for 15 other parents involved in the case, many had their passports taken unless they were used for business purposes. According to a court memorandum obtained by the Daily Trojan, McGlashan’s case is different from those of the other parents named in the investigation because his son was diagnosed with various learning disabilities when he was in eighth grade. The memorandum stated that McGlashan didn’t pay Singer for his son to become involved in the alleged admission scheme, and since his son is still completing high school, McGlashan withdrew his son’s college admissions. Actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, parents of internet personality freshman Olivia Jade and sophomore Isabella Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in court for allegedly paying nearly $500,000 for University admission. Five other USC parents are also scheduled to appear. Media executive Elisabeth Kimmel was charged with bribery to have her child admitted to  USC and did not enter a plea deal Friday after missing her first court appearance. At the hearing, TPG Growth founder Bill McGlashan, who talked with William “Rick” Singer — the college admissions counselor mastermind behind the alleged bribery scheme — about modifying an image of his son so that he could look like a football kicker to gain admission to USC, argued that he did not participate in the alleged scam. Levenson said she was surprised to see that Singer was offered a plea deal because of his central role in the scandal. She also said it is necessary for people to see full transcriptions of the phone calls and conversations between Singer and the parents. center_img The parents appearing in court are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, according to documents obtained by the Daily Trojan. They are not expected to enter plea deals Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Seven parents who allegedly paid a USC official and coaches to have their children admitted to USC will appear in Boston Federal Court Wednesday. (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) USC is at the forefront of the scandal, as the University admitted the highest number of students through bribes exchanged with former Senior Associate Athletics Director Donna Heinel and fake athletic profiles sent to the USC Office of Admission. “The parents were wrong in what they did assuming they’re convicted, but the person who is sort of the predator here, the person who put this together and sort of preyed on the insecurity of these parents is Rick Singer,” Levenson said. Levenson said first-time offenders often face probationary sentences, but also added it is possible for the defendants to face jail time. While many people believe the defendants deserve to be punished because of their high statuses, Levenson said she thinks the public’s view of the parents will change once they appear in court and have the opportunity to present their cases. “By the time they get packaged and presented in court, what they’re going to be looking like are desperate parents,” Levenson said. “I think you will see a transformation from the initial outrage the public felt to saying, ‘There might be unfairness in the admissions process, but these people should not be the scapegoat for our general frustration.’”last_img read more

USC bested by rival UCLA on the road

first_imgBy its own standards, USC is reeling.For the first time since 2000, the No. 3 USC women’s water polo team (15-5, 3-3) has dropped three games in conference play.Frustration · Senior two-meter Kristen Dronberger was whistled for three ejections by the third period and forced to watch the rest of the match on the sidelines. Her presence was missed as the Women of Troy fell to UCLA Saturday, 7-5. – Daily Trojan file photo Following a loss to No. 1 Stanford in double overtime a week ago, the defending national champions fell in similar fashion Saturday 7-5 at the hands of crosstown rival No. 4 UCLA. This was USC’s second straight loss to a top-five foe.The Women of Troy had a chance to avert disaster, tying the game at five in the fourth quarter with 6:21 remaining.But before USC could grab the lead, the Bruins (20-5, 3-3) fought back with two goals from center Grace Reynolds to notch the victory.“In the last couple of minutes we missed some opportunities,” said USC coach Jovan Vavic. “It was very similar to the Stanford game. We were 2-for-11 in our opportunities. Our shots didn’t go in.” The beginning of the game went well for both teams, particularly in the first frame, with both sides getting on the scoreboard with one goal. But Reynolds proved to be too much to stop through the remainder of the game, scoring four goals.USC’s attack was more spread out, with five different players each scoring five goals.“We allowed one of their top players to score four goals, so we just didn’t execute,” said senior driver Joelle Bekhazi.As the game progressed, a myriad of fouls and other penalties plagued the Women of Troy, giving the host Bruins a decisive advantage.“We were unlucky,” Bekhazi said. “Two of our best players got two ejections in the first half and one of our best starters wasn’t playing today.”Senior two-meter Kristen Dronberger had three ejections by the third period, forcing her to sit out the remainder of the game.Yet despite the technical mistakes by both teams, USC did see a few of its younger players shoulder the load, as freshmen two-meters Kaleigh Gilchrist and Madeline Rosenthal and sophomore driver Blair Moody each finished with a goal apiece.“In this game, the younger players were playing with more confidence and playing harder than some of our older players,” Vavic said. “We are a young team. Out of our top 11 players, seven are freshmen or sophomores. Those seven really need to learn on the run and there isn’t enough time to teach them anything.” Although the loss is USC’s third in Montain Pacific Sports Federation play, it will likely relegate it to the No. 4 seed in the MPSF tournament, scheduled to begin April 29 in San Jose, Calif.With one conference game remaining on the slate, a home game against San Jose State, there is lasting pressure for a younger Women of Troy team to repeat as national champions.“Next week is just going to be a big challenge because we have two losses in a row,” Bekhazi said. “We really need to get our confidence back.”last_img read more

Champions League final tonight

first_imgIt’s a meeting of the champions of Italy and Spain in this evening’s Champions League Final in Cardiff.11 times champions Real Madrid are aiming to become the first team in the Champions League era to successfully defend their title.While Juve are seeking a first European Cup in 21-years. Kick-off is at 7.45pm. Photo: © UEFA.comlast_img

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