The Nest secures record sale for Brisbane’s west

first_img MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The new home that rose from ‘meth house’ ashes The Queensland city climbing the global property rich list The Nest, at 59 Nestor Ave, Bardon, has just sold for a record price.An architect-designed house in Brisbane’s middle ring has sold for a jaw-dropping price in what is expected to be one of the biggest sales of the year.And it is nowhere near the river.The Courier Mail understands that The Nest in Bardon, which was designed by award-winning Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer, has sold for just shy of $8 million. The house was listed with a price guide above $7 million.Place New Farm agent Heath Williams sold the five-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 59 Nestor Ave, Bardon in just 10 days, receiving three offers in the first week. Just one of those offers was below $7 million.When asked if he expected any more $7 million-plus sales before Christmas, Mr Williams said “yes, a very confident yes.”“Look at the level of people with that capacity,” he said. “In that first week, we found five to six people who were willing to spend in that price range in the western suburbs for the right property.”The Bardon sale comes less than two months after 95-99 McConnell St, Bulimba set a new auction record for the river city when it sold for $8.4 million in September. That house has river frontage. One of multiple living zones at 59 Nestor Ave, Bardon.Mr Williams said he was now trying desperately to find similar properties.“I’m desperately trying to find property for the underbidders if you can call them that,” he said.“If I had three of these houses on the market I’d be selling them all.”There were seven private inspections of the 4240sq m subtropical estate.“The buyers bought it the day that they saw it last Thursday,” Mr Williams said.The contract was negotiated overnight, and went unconditional the next day.CoreLogic property data shows the sale has set a new record for the inner-western Brisbane suburb of Bardon. The Nest at Bardon is bordered by alfresco entertaining areas.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“It’s a local family, one of those rare opportunities,” Mr Williams said. “They hadn’t been looking for a while.”The house was built over 18 months by a boutique Brisbane builder who moved in to the property in 2015.It features sandblasted concrete, spotted gum timber floors and floor-to-ceiling glass.There is a separate tennis court, sprawling lawn, pool and a firepit. Outdoor living at the Nest in Bardon.“The house certainly represented value, when you think about the land cost and the build cost, it was an incredible architectural home on a beautiful flat block of land with city views.”But the sale is far below the $16 million which Brisbane Broncos chairman Karl Morris is believed to have received for the off-market sale of his estate at 1 King Arthur Tce, Tennyson this year. The former home of Brisbane Broncos Chairman, Karl Morris at Tennyson.This is Mr Williams’ third sale since returning to the Brisbane property market after spending five years in Dubai and Sydney.In 2010 he sold the award-winning H House at 33a Harbour Rd, Hamilton to fitness queen Lorna Jane Clarkson for $10.3 million.last_img read more

Renter who won $6 million Palm Beach prize complex makes smart call

first_img There are five apartments in the newly built Palm Beach complex.The newly-built complex at 1453 Gold Coast Highway comprises five modern fully-furnished apartments, including a double storey penthouse with ocean views.“I was very stunned and stereotypically speechless,” said Mr Matthews, who missed several calls from the RSL after having worked a night shift. “I think I said ‘wow’ about 20 times.” Giant skate bowl home sells for millions The prize complex, front and centre, at 1453 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach.When Gold Coast horticulturalist Nick Matthews found out he had won an entire apartment complex in Palm Beach, the first thing he did, after saying ‘wow 20 times’ was surprisingly level headed. The 30-year-old received a phone call from the RSL Art Union in May to inform he had won the $6 million prize, and the first thing he did was seek financial advice, and has ultimately decided to sell the apartments. MORE: Conditions now best in history for first homebuyers Inside an Ibiza-inspired beach pad on the Gold Coast Renters Nick Matthews and his partner Tamesha celebrated with a week in the penthouse.That same night Mr Matthews searched online for a financial adviser who has since been helping him navigate the process of managing such a windfall. “That night I looked up lotto wins and read about the high percentage of people who waste it or lose it,” he said. “It really is an emotional rollercoaster, what you go through. I wanted someone with a steady head to keep me grounded and explain what it all means. MORE: Investor snaps up Gold Coast’s most affordable housecenter_img “I’ve never had $100,000 in my bank account let alone any larger amount so I didn’t know what that meant. “I want this to last me a lifetime, not just the next five years.” Each apartment comes fully furnished by professional interior stylers.Mr Matthews purchased his winning ticket on a whim after a planned cruise holiday was cancelled, leaving him with $100 cash to splash.“I don’t even know how I ended up on the RSL Art Union website,” he said. “I never normally buy lotto tickets or spend money on raffles.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMr Matthews and his partner Tamesha, who rent a modest townhouse in Willow Vale on the northern Gold Coast, spent a week lapping up the penthouse life. The penthouse suite enjoys oceans views.Featuring five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living areas, the 261 sqm penthouse has been professionally styled to the tune of $160,000 and would rent for $104,000 per year. “It was hard to pull ourselves away, especially having stayed in the penthouse,” Mr Matthews said. “It was so lovely waking up and walking to the beach and the cafes, it’s all very enticing.” All five apartments are now on the market.But with family and friends on the northern Gold Coast and work in Brisbane, Mr Matthews made the difficult decision to sell. The couple plans to buy a home once the sale is settled and invest the rest. The entire building is for sale in an expressions of interest campaign led by Ray White agent Jackson Paradise, with a penthouse, sub-penthouse and three two-bedroom apartments on offer. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Spring property predictions 202002:57 ‘Like a theme park’: Mega trophy mansion opens its doors Offers flood in for Australia’s most popular houselast_img read more

Greensburg Chamber honors community members

first_imgFrom left: Jeff Emsweller, Mary Lou Davis, James Ogle & Paul PankGreensburg, In. — The Greensburg Area Chamber of Commerce recently recognized community members at their Annual Appreciation Banquet.Mary Lou Davis is the recipient of the “Don Horan Community Leader of the Year” award for her service to the community.James Ogle of Reclaim was named the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.The $1000 Small Business grant recipient was Top Notch Tool and Engineering, Inc. Co-owner Chris Bruns was there to receive the award.“The Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year” award was presented to Frank Thompson.last_img

Man with Knife Arrested Near White House for Threatening to Kill President Trump

first_imgA knife-wielding man was arrested outside the White House on Saturday, after he allegedly told a Secret Service officer that he was there to kill President Trump.According to reports, 25-year-old Roger Hedgpeth approached the officer and said he was there “assassinate” Trump, and that “I have a knife to do it with.”Police found a 3.5-inch knife in a sheath on the man’s left hip. He also had an empty pistol holster on his right hip.Officers took Hedgpeth into custody and brought him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.It is unclear whether he has an attorney.last_img

Red-hot GSA baseball team nears No. 1 seed in Class C North playoffs

first_img Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 BLUE HILL — If there are any baseball teams in Maine on hotter streaks right now than George Stevens Academy, they aren’t very easy to find.Whether they’re winning via blowouts, tight games or anything in between, the Eagles have been beating every opponent they’ve faced on the baseball diamond as of late. Now, after going nearly a full month without a loss, GSA is the team everyone in the Class C North field will be chasing when the playoffs get started next week.GSA stretched its winning streak to double digits with recent wins over Mattanawcook Academy, Central, Bucksport and Dexter. The wins kept the Eagles undefeated in Class C play and put the team on the verge of the top spot in the regional playoffs for the third time in the past four seasons.“We want to obviously go into the playoffs on a high note, and it’s good that we’re managing to win games in a variety of ways,” said GSA head coach Dan Kane, whose team hasn’t lost since an 11-1 defeat May 1 at Ellsworth. “We’ve been able to score runs from the top of the order all the way down to the bottom of the order, and that means a lot.”GSA’s Garrett Parker pitches during the fifth inning of a baseball game against Bucksport on May 27 in Blue Hill. Parker pitched a complete-game shutout to give the Eagles their 10th straight win. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn Thursday, GSA scored a season-high 19 runs to come away with a 19-1 victory over Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln. Playing at home the following day, the Eagles outlasted a resilient Central squad 6-5 in a battle between two of Class C North’s top teams.GSA returned to action Monday and won its 10th straight game with a 4-0 home triumph over Bucksport (6-9) on Senior Day. The Memorial Day victory was the Eagles’ fourth shutout of the year thus far and gave the team a season sweep of the Golden Bucks, whom they defeated 12-2 earlier this month at Bucksport High School.GSA’s win over Bucksport was the product of sophomore pitcher Garrett Parker, who has excelled this year for the Eagles on the mound. Parker, who threw a complete game in the victory over the Golden Bucks, produced another notable victory earlier this month when he struck out 10 batters and allowed just three hits to give GSA revenge over a previously undefeated Ellsworth team.“I like it whenever I’m pitching in those close-game situations,” Parker said. “It makes you extra focused when you’re on the mound because the other team is right there with you.”The win over Bucksport was the first of three games in as many days for GSA, which will play on the road against Dexter (4-9) at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 28, before closing out its regular season slate against Deer Isle-Stonington (0-14) at that time Wednesday, May 29, in Deer Isle. For Kane and the Eagles, though, playing on a tight schedule is just the way they like it.“Baseball is a game that’s meant to be played every day,” Kane said. “When you win a game and know you get to come back out the next day and play again, that’s fun, and that’s what you want to be doing as a team. We’ve been in this situation before, and we generally come out of it pretty well.” Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more

56th GTU National cycling championships

first_imgDistrict Six, 10 locked in battle for championship honoursDISTRICTS Six and 10 are locked in battle for championship honours in the 56th annual Guyana Teachers Union National Schools Championships which commenced on Monday around the inner circuit of the National Park in Georgetown.After completing all the track events, defending champions District Six (Corentyne) held the lead in the points standings with 269 points, one ahead of arch rival District 10 (Upper Demerara/Kwakwani).After a very long day with more than 35 events being contested in various categories, it was evident that the Berbicians would have come out on top as they had quite a few national; junior male and female cyclists in their contingent and all these cyclists delivered the goods necessary to make a successful defence of the title they won last year at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.Despite the change in venue and track surface, the senior riders from Berbice who are familiar with the National Park surface from constant participation in races held there over the past decade proved their worth as part of the Corentyne team for this year’s championships.In the Boys’ open category, Andrew Hicks who has represented Guyana on many occasions regionally, proved his worth in capturing the 3 000-metre race giving his District a valuable 10 points, while Hicks’ sibling, David, powered his way to victory in the Boys’ Under-14 race.On the distaff side ,Whitney Poyere who can be called a veteran at these championship dominated the Girls’ 16 years and under 800-metre race and her sibling Nynza captured gold in the 2 000-metre Girls’ Under-14 race.For District 10, Jermel Yearwood, who is a very active cyclists nationally, won the 3 000 metres race for Boys’ open.The overall title is now largely dependent on the 40km Boys’ open and the 25km Girls open road races which will be held on Friday.Apart from the aforementioned results, Monday’s events saw outstanding performances from District Six’s Balram Narine, Ralph Seenarine, Shenika Teixeira, Cortis Dey, Deancae Welch, Delicia Sarmento; District 10’s, B’Yonka Barker, Denzil Huntley and Wakenaam-born Cyanna Retemiah of District Three West Demerara/Essequibo Islands.Esau Lowden of District 10 carted off the 800m Boys U-14 while his teammate Theresa Spencer grabbed the female equivalent.Balram Narine gave District Six success once again when the pedalled to victory in the 800m Boys’ open ahead of District 10’s Christopher Joseph and Jason Cameron of District 15 (New Amsterdam) respectively.Ralph Seenarine of District Six edged Denzil Huntley of District 10 to win the 3 000m Boys’ U-16 while David Hicks of District Six powered his way to victory in the 3 000m Boys U-14; Lowden of District 10 took the runner-up spot while Clevon Murray of District Seven (Bartica) finished third.Jornel Yearwood of District 10 rode to victory in the 3 000m Boys’ open; Cortis Dey of District Six finished second and Jason Cameron of District 15 placed third.Cyanna Retemiah of District Three won the 1000m Girls U-14 while Selena Stephen of District Seven placed second and Dayna Roberts of District 14 East Bank Demerara third.Kevin Reddy of District Seven took gold in the 1000m Boys’ U-14 while Lowden of District 10 grabbed the silver. Jerome Stephen of District 13 captured the 1 000m Boys’ U-16 event. Huntley of District 10 finished second and Mark Welcome of District 12 (East Georgetown) third.The Girls 1 000m U-16 was taken by Kendra Dunn of District Six ahead of Destheney Lewis of District 15. Nyanza Poyer of District Six grabbed the 1 000m Girls’ U-14. Chelcia Sanchara of District 10 placed second while Cyanna Retemiah of District Three got third.The 1 000m Boys’ U-14 was taken by Omari Walcott of District Four (East Coast Demerara; Tryston Louisy of District 13 ended in second spot and Kevin Reddy of District Seven third. Kevin Monah of District 10 won the 1500m Boys U-16 ahead of Ronaldo Narine of District 13 and Rokeel Gordon of District Six. Narine was successful in the 3 000m Boys U-16.Shenika Teixeira of District Six romped to victory in the 1500m Girls open while Olesa McPherson of District 10 took the runner-up spot and Saudia De Silva of District Four placed third.The 1500m Boys’ open was won by Andrew Hicks of District Six; Adealie Hodge of District 11 North Georgetown got second and Christopher Joseph of District 10 finished in third position.Deancae Welch of District Six powered her way to gold in the 400m Girls’ open ahead of Abigale Jeffrey of District 10 and Selena Blair of District 14 in that order.The 2000m Boys U-14 was taken by David Hicks of District Six; Omarie Walcott of District Four got second and Clevon Murray of District Seven third.Nynza Poyer of District Six took gold in the 2000, Girls’ U14; Cyanna Retemiah of District Three got silver and Chelsea Sanchara of District 10 bronze. Denzil Huntley of District 10 won the 2000m Boys’ U-16 while Ronaldo Narine of District 13 was the runner-up and Ralph Seenarine of District Six placed third.Kendra Dunn of District Six won the 2 000m Girls U-16 ahead of B’Yonca Barker of District 10 and Allia Roberts of District 13 respectively.The 2 000m Boys’ open was taken by Andrew Hicks of District Six; Jornel Yearwood of District 10 finished second and Rockwell Smith of District Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) got third.Shenika Teixeira of District Six won the 2000m Girls’ open while Abigail Jeffrey of District 10 and Junisca Blair of District Seven finished second and third in that order. Delicia Sarmento of District Six won the 800m Girls’ open.Deancae Welch of District Six bagged gold in the 1000m Girls’ open; Kenesha Williams of District Five (West Coast Berbice) placed second and Alicia McPherson of District 10 third.The 3 000m Girls’ open was won by Shenika Teixeira of District Six, Abigail Jeffrey of District 10 got second and Kenesha Williams of District Five third.Cortis Dey of District Six won the Unknown Distance event which replaced the Devil takes the Hindmost.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBIT-WILLIE DAVISHall of Fame DE Willie Davis dead at age 85UNDATED (AP) — Willie Davis was one of the defensive linchpins that helped the Green Bay Packers reel off six NFL championships from 1960-67, including the first two Super Bowls. Craig Ranch will host the tournament for at least five years, beginning next spring.The announcement Wednesday from the PGA Tour and the Nelson came three months after officials said the tournament was moving from the links-style Trinity Forest Golf Club.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Verlander dealt with the problem early in spring training and made just two starts during the exhibition season, compiling a 3.86 ERA over 4 2/3 innings.Astros manager Dusty Baker says Verlander is “doing great” and is throwing as he continues his rehabilitation from the March 17 surgery.MLB-HALLADAY-NTSBNTSB releases Halladay crash reportFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had high levels of amphetamines in his system and was doing extreme acrobatics when he lost control of his small plane and nosedived into Tampa Bay in 2017, killing him. That’s according to a report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. April 16, 2020 — The major college football conference commissioners have held a 30-minute conference call today with Vice President Mike Pence, stressing that college sports cannot return from the coronavirus shutdown until campuses have reopened. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Pence asked good questions and was “hopeful and optimistic” about the fight against the coronavirus. American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said they stressed the differences between pro and college sports and talked about how academics and college athletics were inseparable.— World Wrestling Entertainment started releasing professional wrestlers today in budget cuts related to the coronavirus pandemic. The moves came even with the company allowed to continue to run live TV shows in Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis deemed WWE an essential business. Pro sports were added to a list of businesses permitted to stay open in an April 9 memorandum. WWE is allowed to continue putting on shows without shows.PGA-BYRON NELSON-NEW COURSENelson going to ranch for new home in ’21McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — The Byron Nelson is moving to TPC Craig Ranch, about 30 minutes north of downtown Dallas. In other college basketball news:— Louisville has added graduate transfer guards Carlik Jones and Charles Minlend Jr. Jones was named Big South Conference player of the year last season after helping Radford win its second consecutive regular season championship, averaging 20 points, 5.5 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Minlend averaged 14.5 and points and 4.7 rebounds to lead San Francisco to 22 wins, matching its highest win total in 35 years.— Graduate transfer Dimencio Vaughn has signed to play his final season with Mississippi after three years at Rider. Vaughn averaged 14.8 points and 6.6 rebounds last season, ranking fifth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in both categories. He was twice a first-team All-MAAC selection and was considered one of the top available grad transfers.— Tennessee has picked up forward E.J. Anosike as a graduate transfer. Anosike averaged a team-high 15.7 points for Sacred Heart last season and ranked sixth nationally with 11.6 rebounds a game.— Minnesota has added frontcourt players Liam Robbins from Drake and Brandon Johnson from Western Michigan. The 7-foot Robbins has applied for immediate eligibility and will have two seasons left. The 6-foot-8 Johnson is a graduate transfer who’ll be eligible immediately for his senior season. Garcia broke into the majors with the 1978 Yankees and was an All-Star for the Blue Jays in 1984 and ’85. He hit .283 with 323 RBIs and 203 stolen bases before his career ended in 1989.Garcia had several health problems in recent years, including a stroke, according to his son, Dámaso Jr. He was also dealing with respiratory issues, but the death is not related to COVID-19 according to his son.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSManfred wants MLB ready for businessUNDATED (AP) — Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred wants his leagues to be in position to take the field whenever government and health officials give the go-ahead. Manfred says he thinks it’s incumbent upon MLB to turn over every stone to try to play the game in 2020 if there’s any way it can in the environment. — Vance Jackson and Jalen Tate are joining Arkansas as graduate transfers. Jackson averaged 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds for New Mexico last season. Tate leaves Northern Kentucky after being named the 2020 Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year and MVP of the conference tournament.— Washington has added Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson and junior college standout Nate Pryor. Stevenson averaged 11.1 points per game last season for Wichita State. Pryor averaged 16.8 points and 4.1 assists per game last season for North Idaho.  MLB-VERLANDERVerlander throwing againUNDATED (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing as he recovers from a March groin surgery. Davis has died in a Santa Monica, California, hospital at 85. His wife, Carol, told the Packers her husband had been hospitalized for about a month with kidney failure.Davis was a five-time All-Pro while playing for the Packers from 1960-69. He was voted to the NFL’s all-decade team for the 1960s and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981.Davis played college ball at Grambling and was taken in the 15th round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he spent his first two seasons.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSKentucky’s Montgomery, Washington’s McDaniels turning pro Halladay had amphetamine levels about 10 times therapeutic levels in his blood along with a high level of morphine and an anti-depressant that can impair judgment. The report says he performed high-pitch climbs and steep turns, sometimes within five feet of the water. The maneuvers put loads of nearly two-times gravity on the plane, an Icon A5 Halladay had purchased a month earlier.The NTSB is expected to release a final reason for the crash next month.MLB-OBIT-GARCIAEx-Jays All-Star Garcia diesUNDATED (AP) — Former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Dámaso (DAH’-mah-soh) García has died in his native Dominican Republic at 63. Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — The NBA draft list continues to grow.Kentucky sophomore forward EJ Montgomery and Washington swingman Jaden McDaniels have announced they are leaving school early to enter the draft.Montgomery averaged career highs of 6.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game with 31 blocks while starting 25 of his 28 games for the Wildcats last season. He ranked second on the team in rebounding and blocks.Montgomery follows pro announcements by Kentucky teammates Nick Richards, Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey.McDaniels is the latest one-and-done player for the Huskies and is projected as a middle first-round pick after an inconsistent season. McDaniels showed a lack of maturity and flaws in his game at times, but he averaged 13 points and 5.8 rebounds. — At least one member of the Los Angeles Chargers organization has tested positive for the coronavirus and two others have reported symptoms. ESPN reported that the first positive diagnosis happened two weeks after the team facility was shut down on March 12. A team spokesman says owner Dean Spanos, general manager Tom Telesco and coach Anthony Lynn are fine.— This year’s Tour de France is now scheduled to be held from Aug. 29 through Sept. 20 and will be followed by cycling’s two other major races. The International Cycling Union announced the new dates after organizers were forced to postpone the Tour’s scheduled June 27 start because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The UCI also says the world championships will go ahead as planned from Sept. 20-27 and will be followed by the Giro d’Italia and the Spanish Vuelta. No official dates were given for those two major races.— The parent company that oversees the NHL Buffalo Sabres has announced a series of cost-cutting measures, including layoffs and furloughs affecting 125 employees. Pegula (peh-GOO’-luh) Sports and Entertainment says 104 employees are being furloughed. Another 21 were laid off yesterday, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.— Speedway Motorsports has laid off 180 employees and furloughed 100 as part of a company restructuring during the sports shutdown. Speedway Motorsports owns the Atlanta, Bristol, Charlotte, Kentucky, Las Vegas, New Hampshire, Sonoma and Texas tracks, all of which host NASCAR’s Cup Series races.— ESPN is asking some of its on-air personalities to take a 15% pay cut over the next three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The network says the voluntary pay cuts would apply to ESPN’s highest-paid broadcasters. The network already has furloughed those who work on live events. Associated Press Among the plans being investigating is basing all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and using the 10 spring training ballparks there, along with the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field and possibly college facilities.Arizona’s governor says his state is willing to host all 30 major league teams when public health concerns allow, which eventually could lead to the start of the baseball season primarily in empty spring training ballparks. Having all teams based in the Phoenix area is among the contingency plans being examined.Meanwhile, Major League Baseball is cutting the salary of senior staff by an average of 35% for this year due to the pandemic’s impact on the season. MLB is guaranteeing paychecks to its full-time employees of its central office through May.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen says he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic. He is not hospitalized and is “feeling good,” according to a statement issued by the team. The 24-year-old Allen became the Rams’ starting center last year in his second NFL season. He played in nine games before missing the rest of the season with a knee injury.last_img read more

England will pick strongest XI for first West Indies Test despite rotation plans

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – England’s bowlers have been told by the selectors that the team picked for the first Test against West Indies will be the strongest possible side, despite the acceptance that rotation will be a feature of the summer.The 30-man training group named ahead of the West Indies series includes 18 seamers, with the ECB’s performance director Mo Bobat telling ESPNcricinfo last month that “our depth will get challenged” by a “pretty brutal schedule”. England are set to play six Tests in a seven-week window across the West Indies and Pakistan series, and the team’s management are expected to give opportunities to fringe players at some stage.That could mean that Stuart Broad misses a Test match in England for the first time since 2012, breaking a streak that currently stands at 51 consecutive appearances at home. Speaking from the bubble at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday, Broad admitted that he was reluctant to miss any cricket, but accepted that there was a “bigger picture” for the support staff to consider.“We’ve been told as a bowling group that the strongest team will be picked for the first Test. The aim is to get into that,” Broad said. “The last Test I missed in England was against West Indies in 2012, when I was named in the starting XI [before the toss] but it rained for the first two days and Andy Flower decided that a three-day Test match was one to take a rest from, over which we had an argument at the time.“I don’t like missing cricket. I feel fit at the moment – my fitness tests have been as strong as ever in this come-back-to-cricket period – but we all know how hard fast bowling is. One of my strengths over the years has been to play consistently, so the body has been used to the workload, and it has never had that period of stopping, to then have that shock of coming back.“That is the period we’re in now, and Ed Smith, James Taylor [England’s selectors] and Chris Silverwood [head coach] in the selection panel have been clear that, yes, we want to play our best team as often as possible, but we’re not going to put bodies at major risk.”Despite his admission that he would rather not miss a Test, Broad conceded that the risk of injury will be heightened this summer. There have already been parallels drawn with football, where the Bundesliga and the Premier League have seen a spike in injury rates, and Broad used the example of James Anderson’s injury at Newlands to illustrate the problem.“We all wear these GPS devices now, and the stats that Phil Scott [England’s strength and conditioning coach] pulls together are quite interesting. He can almost predict when an injury might happen. If you bowl 25 or 30 overs in a day, you won’t get injured the next day – it’s a bounce of two weeks when the height of risk of injury comes, which is why rest and recuperation comes into it.“If you’re in the team on July 8 and you do your job and bowl well and you bowl the team out by only bowling 20 overs in the Test then I’m assuming you’re going to play in the next game. That has got to be your aim, and I’d love the opportunity to start. It’s always going to be hard and frustrating if you’re told you’re not playing in a Test, but there is a bigger picture for them looking after us.“We can see [from when] Jimmy came back on Boxing Day – we had a bit of illness, so he bowled loads on Boxing Day and then got injured ten days later. We want to avoid those sorts of things with our bodies not feeling as tough, as cricket-hardened as they would be in a normal summer.”If England do choose to rotate, they will not have any shortage of options to choose from. Players on the fringes of selection like Saqib Mahmood, Jamie Overton and Ollie Robinson will push for inclusion in the final squad for this series in a three-day warm-up match starting on Wednesday, while England have already used as many as eight frontline seamers in Test cricket in the past 12 months.“You have 30 people trying to get in 11 spots, so training has been nicely intense,” Broad said. “The coaches have been telling us to make sure we control our intensity a little, because obviously if we come in and spike our workloads and get up to too high an intensity, we risk injury.“There is certainly no panic over the strength in depth of English fast bowling. We’ve all come here fit and fresh, which is rare for a fast-bowling group. The dream ticket is to board a flight for Brisbane [ahead of the 2021-22 Ashes] and having this lot of fast bowlers all ready to go.“Can we have Olly Stone, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, these sort of pace guys, Woakes, Curran, Broad, Anderson, all fit, fresh and ready to go? If we can, we’ve got a chance of winning there.”last_img read more

Syracuse linebackers lead defense in solid performance in loss to Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 27, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb CLEMSON, S.C. — For the seventh time in eight games this year, a Syracuse linebacker led the team in tackles.During Syracuse’s (3-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) 16-6 shortcoming at No. 21 Clemson (6-2, 5-1) on Saturday night, the Orange’s defense shut down the Tigers’ attack throughout the first 45 minutes and its linebackers were the core of the defensive effort. Out of the Orange’s seven tackles for loss, linebackers logged three of them. Cameron Lynch led the way with 10 tackles and fellow senior Dyshawn Davis added nine while forcing and recovering a fumble.Both players also surpassed 200 career tackles with SU.“We did OK. On that pass, I wish I could take that one back,” Lynch said, referring to his assignment, Clemson tight end Stanton Seckinger, scoring a decisive fourth-quarter touchdown. “Other than that, go back to the drawing board, focus on what we have to focus on and just be sharp in our preparation.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe linebackers made their presence known early.On Clemson’s first drive, Davis tripped up wide receiver Artavis Scott on a third-down screen short of the first-down marker. Lynch applied pressure on Clemson’s Cole Stoudt leading to an ill-advised deep ball that SU’s Brandon Reddish picked off.After both sides exchanged field goals, the Tigers faced a third-and-1 at the Orange’s 17. From under center, Stoudt turned to give C.J. Davidson a handoff, but Lynch burst through the middle and took down the tailback for a loss of 3.“When we needed a stop, we stopped them in some crucial situations and kept giving ourselves a chance to win,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said.About three minutes later, Davis jumped and pointed to CU’s end zone with the ball in his right hand, having just ripped it cleanly from Stoudt as the quarterback was brought to the ground by a group of defenders. The turnover set the Orange up for a field goal as time ran out in the first half.Though the Tigers put the game out of reach with Seckinger’s score, the SU linebackers were consistently as active in the second half.Lynch’s 10 tackles were split up evenly, five in each half. Later in the game, the Orange mixed in freshman linebacker Zaire Franklin in some big spots. He made three tackles, one for a loss, while spelling sophomore Marqez Hodge, SU’s starting middle linebacker who chipped in five tackles.Syracuse’s linebacking group is relatively top-heavy in age, but Franklin’s experience in Death Valley rounded out the linebackers’ effort and weaving the youth of the unit into the picture will be essential to keeping the Orange healthy the rest of the season.“He did very well. I’m proud of him,” Lynch said of Franklin. “They’re going to be a good squad next year and this year they’re going to help us out and win some of these games. Fresh legs.” Commentslast_img read more

Nobel Peace Prize nominee discusses Congo

first_imgOn Monday, a number of USC’s religious organizations, the USC Institute for Global Health and USC Spectrum hosted Dr. Denis Mukwege, the founder and director of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, at the USC Caruso Catholic Center.Tireless advocate · Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege shares stories of mass atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday at the USC Caruso Catholic Center. – Dasha Kholodenko | Daily Trojan Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Mukwege has become known worldwide for his work in the field of medical treatment of survivors, in particular women in Congo who have been brutally raped. He has also become one of the most well-known advocates for the rights of women in Congo.Mukwege has received numerous awards and honors for his work both as a doctor and as an advocate, including the U.N. Human Rights Prize and the Clinton Global Citizen Award. This Friday, he could be named the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Winner for his work.“It is extremely important to bring a figure like [Mukwege] to a university, especially to USC, because it amplifies the cause and gives it a stronger presence among people who are willing and able to make a change,” said Janice Kamenir-Reznik, the event moderator and co-founder of Jewish World Watch, one of the main sponsoring organizations.Mukwege has previously addressed the United Nations General Assembly and frequently travels abroad to raise awareness about the severity of the situation in Congo. This was his first appearance in Los Angeles.During his talk,  Mukwege focused on sharing stories of the atrocities that occur in the Congo, and  urged the attendees of the conversation to take a stand against these acts of cruelty and violence.“This issue involves many different fields, and it is so important that more people become aware of it,” said Devra Traiman, a senior majoring in sociology. “It [was] honestly incredible to hear about all of the selfless work that he has done for this cause, and I hope that the event gets people more involved in [the issue].”Though Mukwege, who does not speak English, had a translator relay what he was saying to the audience, his message still generated an intense audience response, including a standing ovation after Mukwege gave his initial speech.“I am asking you here, this afternoon, to break the silence,”  Mukwege said via translator. “Each one of us can help humanity, and support the values that have fostered human life.”Students were impressed by the work that Mukwege does, and felt that though the widespread use of violence in Congo is difficult to full comprehend, it still carries relevance and involves a number of different fields of interest and study.“I found many parts of [Mukwege’s] work really relevant to a lot of the stuff that I’ve studied,” said Kayleigh McGuinners, a second-year law student and member of the International Human Rights Clinic.Mukwege stressed the magnitude and severity of the violence in Congo despite its physical distance from the typical USC student. Many of the students who attended the event, however, said they were already aware of the situation in Congo.“I’m in the Immigration Clinic in the Gould School of Law, and it was very interesting to hear about [Dr. Mukwege’s] advocacy, because it relates to a lot of the principles I’ve studied,” said Nadia Danilovich, a second-year law student.Mukwege urged students to take action to put an end to the mass violence.“I ask you to give the world your voice so that we can end this senseless abuse and give back dignity to these women,” Mukwege said.Many students found this direct call to action moving.“After learning about the horrible violence against women that is occurring in the Congo, it is so inspiring to hear [Mukwege] speak, not only because he is a renowned advocate for the issue, but also because he is actually out there trying to mediate and eventually put a stop to the conflict,” said Yvette Chua, a sophomore majoring in international relations and a member of the USC Student Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy.last_img read more