6 Oct

Carindale home fresh for a new family

first_imgThe poolside area at 63 Oakley Street, Carindale.She said a young family or even a family with older kids would suit the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property.The home is located within the catchment of the highly regarded Mansfield state primary and high schools and five minutes to Citipointe Christian College.There is a double remote integrated garage plus remote driveway gates. The kitchen at 63 Oakley Street, Carindale.Mrs Papas said renovations had been done to the home, and included porcelain tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“This has added a very modern contemporary style to the home,” she said.Rich parquetry flooring brings an air of sophistication to the interior while distinctive feature walls and sliding plantation shutters add unique modern elements. The home at 63 Oakley Street, Carindale.Louise Papas and her family have lived at their Oakley St home for the past 15 years and have decided to make the move closer to the city for work.With her two children growing up fast she said now was the ideal time to sell the home at 63 Oakley St, Carindale.Directly across from parkland, the house on an elevated 767sq m block, is spread across one level.The open-plan living hub features a contemporary stone top kitchen with European appliances including an integrated Miele coffee machine.center_img The living room at 63 Oakley Street, Carindale.Mrs Papas said the family’s favourite part of the home was enjoying time outside in the courtyard area by the glass-framed swimming pool, which has a water feature.“We do a lot of entertaining outside,” Mrs Papas said.The home has provided the Papas family with many memories including Mrs Papas’ baby shower, bringing the children home from hospital and birthday parties, many of them held across the road at the park.last_img read more

19 Sep

Tennis News This Australian Tennis player smashes two racquets, spits at an official in Cincinnati Masters

first_img Cincinnati: Controversial Australian star Nick Kyrgios was fined USD 113,000 after his explosive Cincinnati Masters meltdown which saw him smash two racquets, launch an abusive tirade at the chair umpire before appearing to spit at the official. The ATP said the massive sanction included individual fines for ball abuse, leaving the court without permission, an audible obscenity and unsportsmanlike conduct during his second round loss to Russia’s Karen Khachanov. Kyrgios, 24, was warned that he could also face another suspension from the sport once a full investigation has taken place. After the world number 27 lost 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 to Khachanov, he called umpire Fergus Murphy a “fuckin’ tool”, refused to shake his hand while spitting in the direction of the chair.  He had earlier been handed a time violation, docked a point and was warned again after leaving the court without permission at the end of the second set after which he was seen to destroy two racquets in the corridor. Kyrgios screamed at Murphy that he was the “worst umpire, hands down”. The various Kyrgios infractions included four fines of USD 20,000 each for unsportsmanlike conduct plus another USD 20,000 for verbal abuse.  “In addition to the on-site fines, the ATP is looking further into what happened during and immediately after the match to see if additional action is warranted,” said an ATP statement. “That could result in an additional fine and/or suspension.”   Kyrgios also had a run-in with Murphy at Queen’s Club in June after he accused a line judge of “match-rigging” and was given a code violation by the umpire. At the Italian Open in Rome on the eve of Roland Garros, he was disqualified and fined for throwing a chair on to court. He has also been at loggerheads with the world’s top two players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal this year.  He accused Djokovic of trying too hard to be liked and blasted the Serb’s post-match “cup of love” celebrations as “cringeworthy”.  Djokovic, Nadal clashesAfter beating Nadal in Acapulco earlier this year, the Spaniard said the Australian “lacked respect”. The pair met in a bad-tempered Wimbledon second round match in which Kyrgios admitted deliberately spearing a forehand directly at Nadal.  “Why would I apologise? I mean, the dude has got how many slams, how much money in the bank account?” said Kyrgios after his four-set defeat. “I think he can take a ball to the chest, bro. I’m not going to apologise to him at all.”   For good measure, Kyrgios picked up a code violation for unsportsmanlike behaviour and described the umpire as a “disgrace”, claiming his handling of the Centre Court blockbuster as “pathetic” for failing to warn the Spaniard over what he claimed was his pedestrian pace of play.  In 2015, in one of his more notorious outbursts, Kyrgios was fined for making a sexually disparaging remark in Canada about the girlfriend of three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka. The following year, he was banned for eight weeks after being accused of not trying at the Shanghai Masters.  German legend Boris Becker said he was saddened by Kyrgios’s behaviour.  “Absolutely agree that spitting/foul language/tanking should be punished hard but we have dilemma since we want strong personalities lead the sport (Roger/Rafa/Nole),” the six-time Grand Slam title winner tweeted. “NK has the game/charisma/guts but not yet the clarity of thought/maybe never ….it’s a shame.” Nick Kyrgios was fined for making a sexually disparaging remark in Canada in 2015.Kyrgios was banned for eight weeks after being accused of not trying at the Shanghai Masters.Kyrgios was disqualified and fined for throwing a chair on to court. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

16 Sep

Syracuse’s 19-goal explosion keyed by spoiling Louisville’s game plan

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The fourth goal of SU’s eventual 11-goal run to end the game was the one that sent the Syracuse fans into a frenzy. Following a score by Julie Cross, the Orange’s usual draw-specialist, the SU sideline erupted.The midfielder skipped off the field with a smile and tapped the stick of a player who’d hardly found her name in the scorebook. It was Emily Hawryschuk, who headed out on the next play to take the draw.That was the blueprint Syracuse (9-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) had to work within its 19-8 win over Louisville (6-10, 0-7). Hawryschuk, the Orange’s top goal scorer, was given little space to work with all game due to being face guarded all game by UofL’s Sarah Blalock. While the face guarding formula has worked against Syracuse in the past — specifically targeting Nicole Levy — the Orange overcame it when it needed to, capturing its first conference win leading into ACC Tournament play.Louisville was determined in its game plan from the get-go. Starting from the opening whistle, Blalock identified Hawryschuk and never left her side. Even on the sideline, Blalock locked her eyes on a motionless Hawryschuk, who was away from the action having conversation with SU head coach Gary Gait.“You just get used to it,” Hawryschuk said. “You just know that she’s going to be there.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange has had plenty of time to get used to it. The formula has been used against SU before, when opponents held Nicole Levy without a point in three of the last five games before Sunday.During a recent practice at Ensley Athletic Center, SU players went through the motions of a drill that mimicked those game situations. The Orange set up plays for Levy to receive the ball cutting across the net, giving her space to contribute despite having a defender locked at her hip. Levy cut across again and again, but in a drill that featured her, sometimes she struggled to get a hold of the ball.“We practiced that all week,” said Molly Carter, a freshman attack. “So we were prepared for anything they might do.”But then the Cardinals came with a game plan that gave Levy what she sought for each of the last six games: space. Carter added that Hawryschuk’s absence from the offensive end for much of the game opened a lot of space for the Orange to work with.Levy, who scored for the first time since a six-goal game against Virginia Tech 15 days earlier, laughed when asked if she was relieved that finally, the focus wasn’t on her. It opened up opportunities for her to return to the finesse she’s displayed all season. With the Orange holding a nine-goal lead, the junior darted in a straight line from the left side of the net and spun in midair, firing a shot through her legs to push the Orange lead to double digits.“I don’t think much was really going through my head, we were up by a lot so we were just having fun,” Levy said. “And I figured, I don’t know, I want to have fun.”While the offense didn’t present itself often, Hawryschuk’s contributions still remained strong. In Syracuse’s season-long struggle with the draw, Gait has experimented with multiple players to give SU a boost. The lack of possessions have plagued the Orange on both offense and defense, but on Sunday, a handicapped Hawryschuk was able to anchor the unit, leading SU to an 18-11 victory at the faceoff X.“I think it’s just the mental preparation that you have to do beforehand,” Hawryschuk said. “You have to focus on the offensive game plan but at the same time you have to study the draw and know what you have to do.”But for much of the game, the star sophomore stood still. But, in the play that started SU’s run, Hawryschuk decided it was best for her to move.Gait couldn’t remember at first, but the two exchanged laughs postgame as they discussed Gait’s defensive advice that Blalock inadvertently had listened upon, still eyeing the every motion of Hawryschuk. Instead of playing defense, the sophomore did was she’s always done best. She faked right, she faked left and sent the ball into the net to break a tie that Syracuse never looked back from.Then she retreated back toward the outer edge of the SU offense, similar to the strategy SU has employed with Levy, but this time the absentee was not needed.“I took myself out of the game,” she said.And, finally, it worked. Comments Published on April 22, 2018 at 5:38 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

16 Aug

‘Miracle On Ice’ forward Mark Pavelich arrested for allegedly attacking neighbor with pole, report says

first_imgMark Pavelich, who was a member of the of the 1980 USA “Miracle On Ice” team and later played in the NHL, allegedly attacked his neighbor with a metal pole after the two went fishing, according to the Duluth News Tribune.He was arrested Monday on charges of second- and third-degree assault, possession of an illegal shotgun and possessing a gun with a scratched off serial number in a Minnesota District Court. His bail is set at $250,000. Pavelich, 61, was ordered by a Minnesota judge to undergo a mental health evaluation to stand trial. The results of Pavelich’s mental health exam have to be reported to the court within 60 days in advance of a competency hearing, according to the Tribune.”There is reason to doubt (Pavelich’s) competency,” wrote Judge Michael Cuzzo in court order for the evaluation on Monday. Related News Capitals executive scores with $1M in Powerball winner The victim, James T. Miller, 63, claims Pavelich struck him with a 3- to 4-foot-long metal pole after the former hockey star accused Miller of “spiking his beer,” according to the criminal complaint, which was obtained by the Minnesota Star Tribune. Miller returned to his home but was going “in and out of shock.”Miller was hospitalized and he reportedly suffered two cracked ribs, a bruised kidney, a fracture to one of his vertebrae and several bruises across his body.Pavelich is expected to return to court Oct. 20.center_img Panthers to retire Roberto Luongo’s No. 1 jersey Pavelich was an integral member of Team USA’s 1980 squad that miraculously defeated the four-time defending gold medalist Soviet Union. The U.S. went on to win the gold medal, and the victory was dubbed “Miracle on Ice.”After his Olympic victory, Pavelich went on to play six full seasons in the NHL. He spent five years with the Rangers, scoring 99 goals in his first three seasons, before joining the Minnesota North Stars in 1986-87. He had a brief pro stint in Italy, but then returned to play two games with the San Jose Sharks in 1991-92.last_img read more

17 Jan

Fly Jamaica refusing to refund ticket cost after crash

first_imgDear Editor,I wanted to bring to your attention a situation that has arisen with Fly Jamaica after the recent plane crash in Guyana. The airline company operated flights out of Toronto to Guyana using only a single aircraft which was involved in the incident.Since then, the company has cancelled flights to Guyana and has stopped selling tickets. I had purchased a ticket before the incident to travel to Guyana on December 21 and return to Toronto in January 2019.I contacted Fly Jamaica to find out if my flight would be cancelled and if I could get a refund. They claimed that the flight will not be cancelled and therefore I will not be getting a refund. Since they only have the one aircraft, it is doubtful that they will resume flights from Toronto any time soon.My problem is that I still want to take the trip, which I have scheduled vacation time-off from my job for, but I cannot make any other arrangements at this time because Fly Jamaica could not guarantee whether they will have another aircraft operational before December 21st.There are other options to travel to Guyana that would allow me to visit my family, but I can’t purchase another ticket because my funds are tied up for a flight that I paid for which may or may not be cancelled.I know I am not the only one in this situation because Fly Jamaica has made no effort to reach out to its customers and they have not released any information to the press either. I hope this message will bring to light the ongoing situation of Fly Jamaica taking advantage of their customers.Sincerely,MohendranauthGaneshlast_img read more

27 Dec

SAM MAGUIRE AND DONEGAL PLAYERS AT EVOLVE MENSWEAR

first_imgTHE DONEGAL team has been the best dressed ever – thanks to Letterkenny sponsors Evolve Menswear.And tomorrow, Saturday, some of the players will be saying ‘thank you’ to the McCloskey brothers by bringing Sam Maguire to their shop on the town’s retail park.Sam will be in store with the stars for four hours from 11am until 3pm. So go along and get your photo taken with The Sam Maguire Cup and players.It promises to be a special day. SAM MAGUIRE AND DONEGAL PLAYERS AT EVOLVE MENSWEAR was last modified: October 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SAM MAGUIRE AND DONEGAL PLAYERS AT EVOLVE MENSWEARlast_img read more