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Unique style with space in this custom designed suburban home

first_img58 Minto Crescent Arana Hills floorplan.With the suburb welcoming more people and more development over the years, he said Arana Hills had changed a lot for the better.“There are many more trees and many more birds now,” he said. HOT PROPERTY: This Arana Hills home is on the market now.ARANA HILLS was a very different place when Graham Mannix bought an empty block of land in Minto Crescent in 1967.A big dairy farm was nearby, and there was very little of the recognisable suburbia of today.He paid $1300 for a piece of land, and a further $7076 for the construction of what he described as a basic home. Set for summer.A structural draftsman and builder, Mr Mannix liked to do what he could to the house himself, even if it meant spending a year’s worth of spare weekends to dig and build a pool in the backyard. “The kids were the ones who benefited more than me,” he said.Although the original building had not changed much, he made other big changes including adding a big veranda and a deck at the back of the home and updated the look of inside the home. The unique home was designed by its owner.“My wife and I were very concerned because my repayments were $39 a month,” Mr Mannix said. Wanting practicality over luxury, the original home was about as basic as he could get, in order to keep costs down. “It was just a box — we didn’t even have a kitchen,” he said. Over the coming years he added more to the home to get it to the level he wanted for his family. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Laid-back living.He described the home as one that was ideal for a certain type of person due to the house being built at the back of the property, and other design quirks like the space for several vehicles.“It is unlike anything else in the area,” he said.“Someone will buy it who sees the potential.”The home at 58 Minto Crescent is on the market now for offers over $699,000.last_img read more

Quilt show in Brookville this weekend

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Annual Quilt Show will be held at the Brookville High School gymnasium Friday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 7th edition of the event is sponsored by the Quilt Batts and the Franklin County Extension Homemakers.There will be 19 vendors showcasing candles, pillows, soap, homemade items and of course two quilt shops on location. The show will feature the hand-quilting work of Millie Kunkel.For more information about the Quilt Batts click here.last_img read more

UCL: Barcelona can win it,Setien responds to Messi’s claim

first_imgQuique Setien has rejected Lionel Messi’s claim that Barcelona were on course for more Champions League disappointment while admitting there is plenty of room for improvement at the club. “Messi’s words I think have created a big debate,” the ex-Betis coach explained to BeinSports. “We are convinced that we can win the Champions League. We have to improve some things, but without a doubt we are convinced that the team has the potential to win the Champions League. “We can win it. We are convinced we can win the Champions League, of course we can.” At a time when Barcelona have been closely linked to Lautaro Martinez, the Inter forward mooted as a possible heir to Luis Suarez at No.9, Setien signalled that the Uruguayan was on the road to recovery following a knee operation he underwent at the start of 2020. “He is not completely recovered, but I think he is in good shape and he has been working with the squad for a few days,” the coach added. “We noticed he lacked a bit of confidence and form. When we start playing, we will see his preparations. “We are very happy with the commitment and performance of the players since coming back, although right now we are concentrating above all on the physical side.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksGo Stargazing & Discover The Night Sky At These Cool Locations6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Actors Who Are Happy With The Type Of Roles They Got Hired For The Catalans have endured a mixed 2019-20 season to date, holding a slim lead over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga despite suffering five defeats to date but bombing out of both the Supercopa and Copa del Rey, the former of which cost Setien’s predecessor Ernesto Valverde his job. And while a 1-1 draw in the last-16 opener away to Napoli left Barca as favourites to advance to the next stage, Messi publicly wrote off their Champions League chances if they did not up to their game. read also:Barcelona coach ready to welcome Neymar back “I never doubted the squad we have and I have no doubt that we can win all that remains, but not by playing in the way we were playing,” Messi, who has won four Champions League titles, told Sport . “Now, everyone has their opinion and they are all very respectable. Mine is based on the fact that I was lucky to play in the Champions League every year and I know that it is not possible to win it by playing as we have been playing.” Setien, though, believes that he could crown his debut season as coach at Camp Nou with the trophy and insisted that his view was shared by the rest of the Barca dressing room.last_img read more

Cricket News Dhawan, Samson Help India A To 4-1 Series Win Over South Africa A

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Thiruvananthapuram: Local hero Sanju Samson struck a blistering 48-ball 91 as India A romped to a 36-run win over South Africa A in the fifth and final unofficial ODI, helping the hosts claim the series 4-1 here on Friday.Kerala wicketkeeper batsman Samson, who has played one T20 International for India, showcased his skills in another rain-affected game at the Sports Hub here.In a rain-affected 20 overs-a-side game, India A made 204 for 4 before restricting South Africa A to 168 all out with Shardul Thakur taking 3 for 9 from three overs.Samson exhibited his hitting abilities, smashing some huge sixes as he toyed with the rival Proteas attack during his 135-run second wicket partnership with India regular Shikhar Dhawan (51 off 36 balls), who posted his second straight half-century.Dhawan and Samson, who came together after opener Prashant Chopra (2) fell to Beuran Hendricks in the first over, played shots on both sides of the wickets and were never afraid to go for the big hits.Samson overshadowed his illustrious partner and tonked the Proteas bowlers with disdain, hitting some massive sixes. Dhawan fell while going for a big hit to give George Lind (2/43) his first wicket.Samson was dismissed after adding 23 runs with skipper Shreyas Iyer (36), when in sight of a well-deserved ton. Today’s knock of 91 is his highest List A score.Iyer played some stylish shots to round off the India A innings.In reply, South Africa got off to a quick start but regular fall of wickets set the team back. Janneman Malan (16) and captain Temba Bavuma (6) fell by the end of the 4th over.Opener Reeza Hendricks (59 off 43) was his usual aggressive self and in the company of Kyle Verreynne (44 off 24) brought the visitors back into the game with some superb strokeplay.After Verreynne fell to Tamil Nadu all-rounder M S Washington Sundar (2/39), Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen (14) kept South Africa A in the hunt.However, their dismissals in the space of five runs, affected the team’s momentum and the lower-order caved in, losing five wickets for 20 runs. Hendricks was out well caught by Iyer to give leggie Rahul Chahar (1/38) his only wicket.Thakur, who struck the first blow for the host, getting Malan in the third over, returned to dismiss S Qeshile and Marco Jansen to finish with figures of 3-0-9-3.Samson was named man of the match for his robust innings. The two teams will now play two four-day matches, beginning here on September 9.Brief scores: India A 204 for 4 in 20 overs (Sanju Samson 91, Shikhar Dhawan 51, Shreyas Iyer 36, Beuran Hendricks 2/29, George Linde 2/43) beat South Africa A 168 all out in 20 overs (Reeza Hendricks 59, Kyle Verreynne 44, Shardul Thakur 3/9, Washington Sundar 2/39). last_img read more

Weighting Game

first_img Published on October 9, 2014 at 12:29 am Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Scott Shafer didn’t look happy, but Wayne Williams knew how to cheer him up.The nose tackle stopped the head coach as he walked through the Syracuse locker room following a practice a week before the Orange’s opener in August.Williams weighed 365 pounds when he arrived at Syracuse early in 2014, and 315 was the goal the SU coaches set for him by season’s start.Williams brought Shafer over to a scale and stepped on it. It read 312.“I think we probably had one of those practices,” Williams said. “I just gave him some good news. He was like, ‘That’s my boy.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He gave me a pat on the back and went out there with a smile.”It took Williams more time and more effort than originally planned, but he’s slowly starting to contribute to SU’s top-50 run defense. In his first year at Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast), the 6-foot-4 junior has cracked Syracuse’s two-deep at the nose tackle position for the second week in a row after falling off the previous two weeks.Williams has logged eight tackles on the year and in the Orange’s loss to Louisville on Friday, recovered a fumble and made three tackles, two of which were unassisted.But none of Williams’ ongoing contributions would be possible if he hadn’t dedicated himself to dropping 50 pounds since the beginning of the calendar year.“Wayne did a nice job following the program,” Shafer said. “Now he’s at the point where he’s really giving us some good reps on tape and he’s had the ability to play much longer, much harder, much more consistent.“It’s nice to see a young man begin to find himself like Wayne has on the football field.”After Lincoln High School, Williams went across Brooklyn, New York to ASA College and committed to Syracuse in May 2012 as part of the Orange’s 2013 recruiting class.Academics delayed his arrival at SU until this January. But upon that arrival, the SU coaches discovered that Williams had some weight to trim.He weighed 365 pounds — the result of eating “good mama food,” he said, and slacking on his workout routine — and hadn’t learned how to play team football.“The bar was set extremely high for him. Was that realistic coming in here? Probably not,” said SU defensive line coach Tim Daoust. “He needed to come in here, get a dose of reality that he had to start back over at the bottom and work his way up. That was hard to swallow at the beginning.”Williams said there was no expectation from the coaches when he got to SU. And they weren’t upset or disappointed about his weight, he added, as long as he trimmed down.Will Hicks, Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance, essentially became Williams’ personal trainer for the summer.“He didn’t care about anybody else but me for that whole summer,” Williams said. “I told Coach Hicks when I was young and a loudmouth coming up here, ‘I want to be the best D-tackle to ever play here.’ And he’s been making me eat those words ever since I stepped here.”Williams spent hours each day on a StairMaster, doing four sets of 20-minute sessions. He removed cheese and most breads from his diet and replaced them with more salad. He hasn’t had a soda since coming to SU, he said.Though Williams still needs to work on his strength, he feels the difference when he’s moving around on the field, particularly in his immediate movements off the snap. Still, there was a learning curve that sometimes went beyond the physical adjustments.In August, Daoust kicked an agitated, banged-up Williams out of a training camp drill.At the high school and junior college level, he said, the coaches’ thinking process was, “Let Wayne do what he wants to do, he’ll make a big play.”“Here, I had to know everybody has a gap,” Williams said, “everybody has an assignment and stay on that assignment.”His biggest improvement with the Orange has been in cutting down on missed assignments, he said. He’s learned to stay in his gap and broken his old habit of giving up on plays once the ball carrier passes him.Williams is pushing himself to learn the intricacies of the Orange’s “Okie” package, a 3-3-5 configuration, so he can expand his role beyond being a run-stopper in the base defense on first and second downs.If he can do that effectively, he can please Shafer even more than he did by stepping on a scale.“They didn’t believe that I was losing so much weight,” Williams said. “I’m like, ‘Coach, I’m doing it.’” Commentslast_img read more

In photos: one step back for the Trojans

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Fan reactions to Syracuse’s ACC tournament loss against Miami

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Six Trojan alumni in New York for US Open, qualifiers

first_imgPhoto from Wikipedia CommonsAs anticipation builds for this year’s US Open, Trojan tennis fans will get to see at least two familiar faces competing in the tournament next week. Six former USC men’s tennis players are in New York City — five members of the 2012 NCAA champion team as well as 2008 national doubles champ Robert Farah — looking to make a splash in the Grand Slam, provided they qualify.Farah and Steve Johnson are the only two Trojans already in the main draw. Farah, a 10-time ATP doubles titlist, is ranked No. 26 globally in doubles and will compete in the doubles bracket.Johnson is likely the most recognizable name in the group. The 27-year-old garnered international attention in June when he made an emotional underdog run in the French Open. He is ranked No. 46 in the world in singles and No. 146 in doubles. He also owns three overall ATP titles (two for singles, one for doubles). Johnson also won a bronze medal in doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics — beating Farah en route to glory in Rio de Janeiro — and he will enter both brackets in Flushing Meadows.The remaining four Trojans hoped to play themselves into the main draw, but Daniel Nguyen’s journey came to an end in the first round of the qualifying rounds. Nguyen was making his first-ever US Open singles appearance, losing to Darian King 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday.Meanwhile, Ray Sarmiento and Yannick Hanfmann kept the dream alive in their overall US Open debuts, each winning his first-round matchup. Sarmiento edged Benjamin Bonzi 6-2, 6-3 to advance, but he will face a stiff challenge next in Tim Smyczek, who has qualified for the main draw for the past four years and even advanced to the third round of the singles bracket in 2013.Hanfmann bested Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-1, 6-4, and he faces a less-imposing roadblock to the final round of qualifying. Hanfmann will take on fellow rookie Vaclav Safranek in the second round with his opponent coming off a grueling, three-set victory on Tuesday.Roberto Quiroz was the last Trojan to play his first-round qualifying match, and he opened his US Open career with a thrilling three-set loss to Adrian Menendez-Maceiras on Wednesday. Quiroz stumbled out of the gate, dropping the opening set 6-2, but he battled to take the second 6-4.But after holding serve throughout the decisive third set, Quiroz was broken in his final game of the night, which handed Menendez-Maceiras a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 victory.Two Trojans remain standing in the qualifying bracket as the US Open will officially kick off on Monday. Johnson will set his sights on a deeper Cinderella run in his home major, and Farah will hope to carry his ATP success over to the Grand Slam level. It remains to be seen how many former USC teammates will join the duo in the main draw, if any.last_img read more

1. FC Nürnberg become second Bundesliga 2 side to sign FIFA players

first_imgBundesliga 2 side 1. FC Nürnberg has become the latest traditional sports outfit to dip its toe into esports. The German side who currently sit fifth in German football’s second tier has signed two FIFA players less than a month after VfL Bochum became the first Bundesliga 2 side to pick up players in the same title. Image: Daniel Marr, 1. FC NürnbergThe club has enlisted the services of Daniel “Bubu” Butenko and Kai “Hensoo” Hense, and the two players will wear 07 and 68 respectively. The numbers are in tribute to the last two major titles of the club, the 2007 DFB Cup victory and the 1968 German Championship win. Both players have been signed as a result of a partnership with BAP Gaming. The players have signed to begin immediately, following the recent launch of new title FIFA 18 for the new season. The release on the website suggests that the club has exciting plans for events, tournaments and public relations exercises with the players and utilising them for unique content in partnership with the actual football team.Both players have past tournament pedigree although they remain fairly unknown in the grand scheme of FIFA esports. Bubu last appeared in the FIFA Interactive World Cup back in 2015, whilst Hensoo has yet to qualify for FIFA’s biggest tournament.We’re yet to see a huge pick-up from English clubs, as to this date only Manchester City and West Ham United from the Premier League have picked up FIFA players, and there’s been no activity from any clubs in any tier below the top.Esports Insider says: Another Bundesliga 2 team picking up FIFA players as German clubs continue to get more and more involved, be it just with FIFA or more heavily in esports. Will we see English clubs follow suit anytime soon?last_img read more

Patriots’ draft need at QB doesn’t change with Tom Brady’s latest Super Bowl win

first_imgIt’s a logical move for the smartest and most successful NFL franchise over the past two decades to make, especially considering they have extra picks in the first three rounds.If coach/quasi-general manager Bill Belichick tried to identify New England’s future signal-caller by drafting Jimmy Garoppolo in the 2014 draft’s second round (and then again when he picked Jacoby Brissett in the third round two years later), why would he not take a similar approach in the upcoming draft, with Brady that much older and with no clear heir apparent in-house?MORE: Why Tom Brady should consider retirementWith Brady again saying his goal is to play until he’s 45, on the surface, it appears there is no urgency for the Patriots to use an early-round draft pick on a QB who would go into long-term development mode. Who says Brady can’t play four more years, with his dedication to proper nutrition and his workout regimen? And if he continues to enjoy the game and is having success, why would he retire?Looking at the situation from the organization’s standpoint, though, I believe Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft would like to have a talented, young QB being tutored by terrific offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and soaking up the wisdom and work ethic of Brady. The leaders in New England have to wonder how long McDaniels will hang around Foxboro waiting for the 66-year-old Belichick, a true football junkie, to retire.We know Brady is renowned for being a sixth-round pick who became a superstar, but it’s a long shot to think late-round lightning will strike twice for the Patriots with last year’s seventh-rounder Danny Etling. He is currently on the Patriots’ practice squad, so if they thought highly of him as a potential starter, he would not have been exposed to waivers in September. And New England’s QB of the future is not going to be current backup Brian Hoyer, who is 33 and has a 16-22 record as a starter with an 83.2 career passer rating.MORE: SN’s latest NFL mock draft for 2019Brady was 36 when Garoppolo was drafted, and the future Hall of Famer had to be less than thrilled when the Patriots used such a high pick. It might not be a coincidence that Brady’s five seasons since have ended as follows: Super Bowl win over Seattle, AFC title game loss in Denver, Super Bowl win over Atlanta, Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia, and now the Super Bowl matchup with the Rams.We know Brady loves to find ways to motivate himself. (Remember the “everyone thinks we suck” comment prior to the AFC title game). It seems Brady wanted to let everyone, especially Belichick, know he was still at the top of his game. He made the Pro Bowl in each of those last five seasons, and he was named league MVP in 2017.Five years after that Garoppolo pick, if the Patriots select another QB early in the draft from a solid crop of prospects, Brady will be neither as surprised nor as annoyed as he was back in 2014. He might be unhappy if Belichick takes a QB in the first round, as that signals a desire for more of a short-term change. But Brady has to figure one will come from the expected five picks the Patriots hold in the second and third rounds.Brady knows that’s the way the Patriots roll. Belichick has never been shy about drafting QBs. In addition to the picks of Garoppolo and Brissett, both of whom became expendable once it became clear Brady had plenty left in the tank, Belichick also used a third-rounder to pick Ryan Mallett in 2011. Three years later, Mallett also was traded away, to Houston. Yes, Brady had a good regular season in 2018 while leading the Patriots to their amazing 10th straight AFC East title, and he has elevated his play in the postseason. He was at his best on the game-winning drive in overtime against Kansas City. When Rex Burkhead scored the winning touchdown, Brady looked just as excited as he was when he led the game-winning drive to upset the Rams in his first Super Bowl 17 years ago. Tom Brady told ESPN last week there is “zero” chance he will retire after Super Bowl 53 against the Rams, his record ninth appearance in the big game. So with the 2019 return of the 41-year-old quarterback confirmed by the man himself, what are the chances the Patriots will once again draft a potential successor to Brady in the early rounds in April?I’d say close to 100 percent.center_img Even so, plans must be made to bring in the QB who will have the unenviable task of eventually replacing the legendary on-field leader of the Patriots dynasty.And again, Brady will try to extend that inevitable change far into the future.Jeff Diamond is a former president of the Titans and former vice president/general manager of the Vikings. He was selected NFL Executive of the Year in 1998. Diamond is currently a business and sports consultant who also does broadcast and online media work. He makes speaking appearances to corporate/civic groups and college classes on negotiation and sports business/sports management. He is the former chairman and CEO of The Ingram Group. Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffdiamondNFL.last_img read more

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