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first_imgThe home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.This four-bedroom home is on a private 1585sq m block backing on to a nature reserve.Owner Catherine Peel built the house at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing, 16 years ago.“I just wanted something that was comfortable to live in,” she said. “I love the openness of the home. It opens up well and catches the breezes.“After a busy day at work I can come home and breathe.“Being on a battleaxe block that backs on to a nature reserve, you don’t feel like you’re hemmed in by neighbours. The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.The spacious kitchen includes an electric cooktop, plenty of bench and cupboard space and a big pantry.There is also a double lockup garage, an electric gate, an alarm system and a 10,000-litre water tank.Ms Peel said the property was quiet and private. The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“It’s very peaceful and when people come to visit, they comment on how quiet it is,” she said.“Because it’s not on the street, you don’t feel overlooked.“We get a lot of wildlife as well. There are plenty of birds that come to the garden and lizards that like to sun themselves on the driveway.”The home is walking distance from local shops, eateries, Aldi and Bunnings.center_img The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“I can look out almost any window and see trees.”The lowset home has a master bedroom with a walk-in robe, airconditioning and an ensuite, and three additional bedrooms with built-in robes.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 2020The family bathroom has a separate bath and shower and there is a separate toilet and laundry.There is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a family room opening out to the big back patio.last_img read more

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he has some tough decisions to make ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup meeting with Everton after the injury toll mounted for the Premier League leaders. Midfielder Naby Keita became the latest player to be added to the injured list, having sustained a groin problem before Thursday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United, which restored Liverpool’s 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool host Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton in the FA Cup third round With defenders Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and forward Rhian Brewster all out, Klopp finds himself down to just 12 senior outfield players, plus new signing Takumi Minamino and a number of youth team members for the Merseyside derby. “I won’t tell Carlo Ancelotti my line-up, but I will do what I think is right to do,” said Klopp, who fielded a youth team in the League Cup quarter-final defeat at Aston Villa last month as his senior side were in Qatar winning the Club World Cup.Advertisement “Some things I can decide by myself, and some things the medical department will tell me. “I don’t know what the line-up will be at the moment, but it will be the best possible for us at the moment. Read Also: Ancelotti eager to reverse Everton’s derby-day fortunes “I’m pretty sure Carlo won’t make a lot of changes. He has started already really well and this is an opportunity for Everton to win at Anfield for the first time in a few years.” Everton, who suffered their first defeat under new manager Ancelotti at the hands of Manchester City on Wednesday, have not beaten Liverpool at Anfield since 1999. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… read more

first_img Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots will meet with Levy after Tottenham’s game against Norwich to try and work on finding an agreement between the two clubs. Loading… Christian Eriksen met with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy yesterday and reiterated that he wants to join Inter Milan this month, according to Sky in Italy.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daycenter_img Read Also: Conte, Mourinho at war over Eriksen transferTottenham head coach Jose Mourinho confirmed in his press conference on Tuesday that no deal has been agreed with Inter for Eriksen and said the midfielder will be in the squad for their match against Norwich on Wednesday.But Inter Milan’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta is optimistic the two clubs can agree a deal for Eriksen this month. He told Sky in Italy: “Eriksen is a fantastic player. We’re waiting and we’re still confident in this deal.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter made a renewed £11m plus bonuses offer for the Denmark international on Monday, but Spurs are holding out for their £17m valuation.The 27-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and he has been free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs since January 1.last_img read more

first_imgThe Saint Louis 5th Grade Red Team opened their season with a home loss to St. Michael’s-Brookville by a score of 48-8.The Cardinals had four players score – Sam Voegele (3), Jack Abplanalp (2), Jack Forbeck (2), and Carson Macke (1).  Ben Schebler and Jon Grieshop played great defense.The Cardinals next game will be November 11th at Mt. Carmel.Submitted by:  Coach Mark GiestingThe St. Louis 6th grade boys basketball team opened up their 2013 season with a 36-17 loss to St. Michael’s at the St. Louis Activity Center.The entire team hustled on defense taking away any transition points; however, stopping St. Michael’s much taller center proved to be a tough task as he scored nearly half of their points.The Cardinals moved the ball well on offense which led to a balanced scoring attack with Jacob Deutsch’s 6 points leading the way.The team’s next action will be Monday, November 4th at home against St. Mary’s of North Vernon.Submitted by STL Coach Bruce Scott.last_img read more

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA is hosting the Maine State Little League baseball and softball state championships for 9- and 10-year-olds from Friday, July 17, to Thursday, July 23, at the DeMeyer Field complex.Both the Ellsworth baseball and softball teams will be competing for the title.Games will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Opening ceremonies will take place at 11:40 a.m. on Saturday.A pool play format will be used for baseball and softball. All teams will play each other once. The top two seeds will play in the championship.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAll players will receive gift bags, and nonlocal teams have been assigned a local resident to answer any questions or offer suggestions to enhance the quality their stay.Softball scheduleFriday, July 17:1:30 p.m. – District 4 vs District 14 p.m. District 6 vs District 3Saturday, July 189 a.m. – Document Review11:30 a.m. – Manager’s Meeting11:30 a.m. – Umpire’s Meeting11:40 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies1 p.m. – District 6 vs District 43:30 p.m. – District 3 vs District 2Sunday, July 19:1:30 p.m. – District 1 vs District 24 p.m. – District 4 vs District 3Monday, July 20:1:30 p.m. – District 2 vs District 64 p.m. – District 3 vs District 1Tuesday, July 21:1:30 p.m. – District 1 vs District 64 p.m. – District 2 vs District 4Wednesday, July 22:Rain DateThursday, July 23:3 p.m. – Seed 1 vs Seed 2Baseball scheduleFriday, July 17:12:30 p.m. – District 2 vs District 63 p.m. – District 4 vs District 15:30 p.m. – District 3 vs District 5Saturday, July 18:8 a.m. – Document Review9 a.m. – District 5 vs District 611:30 a.m. – Manager’s Meeting11:30 a.m. – Umpire’s Meeting11:40 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies12:30 p.m. – District 1 vs District 23 p.m. – District 3 vs District 4Sunday, July 19:10 a.m. – District 1 vs District 612:30 p.m. – District 2 vs District 33 p.m. – District 4 vs District 5Monday, July 20:12:30 p.m. – District 6 vs District 33 p.m. – District 5 vs District 15:30 p.m. – District 4 vs District 2Tuesday, July 21:12:30 p.m. – District 5 vs District 23 p.m. – District 6 vs District 45:30 p.m. – District 1 vs District 3Wednesday, July 22:Rain DateThursday, July 23:4 p.m. – Seed 1 vs Seed 2The District listed first will warm up in the batting cage starting one hour before scheduled game time (12:30-12:50 p.m.) then use the warm-up field (1:00-1:20 p.m.).For directions: From the South on Interstate 95 Take 95 North until yet get to Bangor. Take 395 until it ends. Stay on Route 1A until you get into Ellsworth. Take a left onto Route 180 and another immediate left.From the South on Route 1 Take Route 1 until you get into Ellsworth. You will come down a hill and go across a bridge and come to a stop light. Go Straight through the light up Main Street. At the next light take a left. Follow until you come to Route 180 on your right. Take a right and an immediate left.From the North on Interstate 95 Take 95 South until yet get to Bangor. Take 395 until it ends. Stay on Route 1A until you get into Ellsworth. Take a left onto Route 180 and another immediate left.Parking is available on Demeyer 1, across the road (do not park where cones are placed) and at the end of the complex.last_img read more

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)Every week, Herald Sports will look back at the Wisconsin men’s basketball team and grade the Badgers in various aspects of the game, including offense, defense and bench scoring.Here is how the Badgers fared last week against Michigan and Penn State:Offense — 3.5 of 5Ever since Jon Leuer went down with a left wrist injury, questions have lingered about how the Badgers would replace the junior forward’s scoring output. Two weeks later, the answer is clear, but the new question is one of consistency.Without Leuer, Wisconsin is a guard-heavy offense that likes to fire from long distance. In two games this week, the Badgers shot 24 and 33 times from beyond the arc against Michigan and Penn State, respectively. Of those 57, they made just 14, or 24.5 percent.As a result of that lack of consistency from 3-point range, the Wisconsin offense struggled to put up points at times in both games. The Badgers scored just 43 points combined in the first halves of the two games. In the second halves, UW put up 71.Scoring just 54 points on 35 percent shooting from the floor earns Wisconsin a below-average mark against Michigan, while putting up 79 points on 43.3 percent shooting equates to an above-average grade.Defense — 3 of 5While the same could likely be said about the offense, the Badgers’ defensive play against Penn State was nearly the polar opposite of their D against Michigan.Consider these numbers: Michigan shot 36.2 percent to Penn State’s 51.8, the Wolverines scored just 48 points while the Nittany Lions put up 71, and MU’s leading scorer — Manny Harris — had just 11 points compared to 28 for PSU’s leader, Talor Battle.Of course, Michigan’s DeShawn Sims did put up 23 points, but that’s hardly surprising considering the Badgers’ lack of size without Leuer. Top-scoring guards, on the other hand, rarely go off for more than 20 points against Wisconsin’s stout defense.Still, head coach Bo Ryan’s comment about the Nittany Lions in his postgame press conference comes to mind, as he said, “Can anybody put numbers up quicker than they can?”Ryan’s point is a good one, especially after Battle hit three shots from beyond the arc in a matter of 64 seconds. It would be difficult to find another guard that can hit from long distance in transition better than Battle.Bench — 2.5 of 5With Leuer out and former sixth man Jordan Taylor promoted to the starting lineup, bench points have been hard to come by over the past two weeks. That fact made sophomore guard Rob Wilson’s 13-point outburst so important to the Badgers against Michigan.On a night when Taylor went 0-for-7 from the field, and senior guard Jason Bohannon was not much better at 1-of-7, Wilson’s late-game scoring on 4-of-6 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the line was key to the Badgers’ win.When Wisconsin hosted Penn State, however, bench scoring once again was all but non-existent. Wilson’s five points were the only ones off the bench for UW. As a result, it took impressive late efforts from Taylor and senior guard Trevon Hughes to escape with a win.Unsung Hero of the Week: Keaton NankivilWith Leuer out, Nankivil’s performance has become all the more important as Ryan puts out what essentially amounts to a four-guard lineup. Against the Wolverines and Nittany Lions, the Madison native finally answered the challenge.A bit undersized at 6-foot-8, Nankivil put up double digits in each of the week’s games, including a season-high 17 against the Nittany Lions on 7-of-9 shooting.During a first half in which most Badgers struggled to score, Nankivil seemingly could not miss. He also hit a pair of mid-range jumpers during the Badgers’ comeback run against PSU, while he added eight rebounds against the Wolverines and seven against Nittany Lions.Badger of the Week: Trevon HughesThis one is a no-brainer. Hughes had 20 points against Michigan followed by 22 against Penn State, both of which were team-highs.More importantly, though, the senior guard showed his leadership skills in leading the Badgers back from major second-half deficits in consecutive games. Sure, Wilson and Taylor may get the most attention for their efforts this week, but without Hughes, the Badgers would have dropped back-to-back home games.What’s more, Hughes was tied with Nankivil for the most first half points between the two games with 13 while his 29 combined second-half points are to thank for the UW victories.Play of the Week: Jason Bohannon’s monster blockIt was the most unlikely play of the game and one of the more impressive plays in the Kohl Center all season. With Hughes facing a mismatch against forward Andrew Ott, Bohannon raced over and skied to swat the ball out of bounds with authority.The Marion, Iowa native crashed to the floor afterward, but the block made the crowd go nuts, and even Bohannon had no idea how he did it.“I don’t know how I got that high,” Bohannon said. “It was a read. I saw Trevon trying to get post position. The guy got it up over top of him and I was on the backside and decided to come over and help. I jumped as high as I could and I got it.”last_img read more

first_imgWhen you’re running a business, it’s always about the bottom line. Sure, you need to take care of your employees (at least if you’re worth your salt as a business owner), and make sure you’re not employing any illegal practices, or wrongfully cutting corners, etc, etc.Major League Baseball’s bottom line is as black as ever. Over the last few years, even during the “double-dip” recession the country has suffered through (sounds like a style of Dairy Queen Ice Cream doesn’t it?), baseball is more profitable than it ever has been in history.In fact, compared to the NFL, which many believe to be the omnipotent being of all professional sports in the United States, Major League Baseball has considerably gained ground in terms of popularity and total revenue.So to all those franchises out there that whine about how their entire payrolls tremble in the shadow of many individual players, I say suck it up, life in baseball is good.If I read one more GM complain that a cap-less league makes for an unfair one, I’m going to bury my face in a latrine at a truck stop.Please, I implore you to take a look at the other major professional sports in America before spouting off things like ‘we need parity’ or ‘stop the evil empires.’Pop-quiz: In the NBA, which, mind you, has had a salary cap for 26 years running now, how many different teams have won a championship?Is it 20? No. Is it 15? No. Is it 10? No.The answer is seven. Only seven different franchises have had the honor of hoisting the big metallic ball on top of the weird cylindrical net over the past 25-plus years.Yeah, that sounds like parity.Most believe the NFL sees the most ‘parity’ even though in this decade the New England Patriots won three out of five Super Bowls, the Steelers came very close to accomplishing the same feat, the Indianapolis Colts have won almost every AFC South division title and the Lions, Bills and Browns have always, always stunk.Plus, the NFL’s regular and post seasons give teams with less talent a much better chance to succeed than in the MLB.If you’ve noticed, and hopefully you have, otherwise you’re probably reading the wrong section of the newspaper, the NFL schedule only runs 16 games long (maybe it changes to 18 games next season, but the point remains the same).If a team with less talent gets on a short, hot streak during the regular season they can find themselves in the playoffs in the blink of an eye, where they enter a single-elimination playoff structure when anything can happen (Remember when Eli Manning and David Tyree beat the best football team of all time?).How many more Super Bowls would the New England Patriots have won if they played a 25 game season and a best-of-three style playoff system?During Major League Baseball’s long season, any aberrant and protracted winning streaks are usually evened out by another long stretch of bad baseball; it’s something called the law of averages.This means franchises that possess the most complete rosters, over the long haul of a 162 game season, more often than not prevail by season’s end.However – and this is an extremely important however – teams with the highest payrolls in baseball do not necessarily field the most complete rosters.The most salient example of this is when in 2008 the Tampa Bay Rays, who had a total payroll of $43 million (which was second lowest in all of baseball) were far and away the best team in not only the AL East, but also the entire American League.How did they do it with such a meager payroll? Well the answer to that is supremely obvious: Steroids and magic tricks.No, the Rays did it because they built up their farm system and brought up top prospects to fill in around the established solid core they already had.Spending a trillion dollars on players like Adrian Gonzalez – I hate to tell you Red Sox fans – does not make for a guaranteed World Series ring.Look at Kansas City this season. They are made up of a group of young talent (which also only happens to be the tip of the iceberg, sorry to say to the rest of the AL Central), and they look like one of the toughest teams in the league in the early part of the season.I understand that the Yankees have put together rosters in recent years with payrolls upwards of $200 million.The truth is for the last decade the Yanks have had the highest payroll in baseball. But out of those years, they’ve only won one championship, the same as (or less than) the Giants, Phillies, Red Sox, Cardinals, White Sox, Diamondbacks, Marlins and Angels.last_img read more

first_imgThe video gaming community is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. The subcommunities don’t try to distance themselves from each other; instead, they support each other.  This past weekend, fans from 59 countries all descended on the Anaheim Convention Center for BlizzCon 2019, a video game convention for Blizzard games. I was fortunate enough to attend, but I had some reservations going in. I initially thought BlizzCon was just a gathering for the lore-obsessed cosplay gamers, and I would be the outcast dressed in street clothes looking for my next victory.  But the reality is that video games are so much bigger than esports. This is an entire community — a welcoming, diverse community that shares a love for video games. Before BlizzCon, I had only experienced a sliver of that community.  With that being said, I often tried to distance myself from the group of gamers who I prejudicially classified as the “weird gamers.”  Attendees gather at the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2019 prior to video game developer Blizzard’s announcement of Overwatch 2. (Sam Arslanian | Daily Trojan) Video games have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Through the years, they’ve continued to captivate me. Pokémon as a child, Super Smash Bros. as an adolescent and now, as an adult, Overwatch. I was wrong. I walked around the stage floor for 12 hours the first day and never once felt tired or bored. Blizzard has perfected its fan experience. I wasn’t an outcast — most people weren’t dressed in cosplay, and there were plenty of gamers who were primarily interested in the competitive aspect of the game. Those interested in the competitive side looped the players versus players line, competing in the new, unreleased 6v6 tug-of-war-style game. Sam Arslanian is a junior writing about esports. He is also a former sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Plug & Play,” runs every other Wednesday. I’ve always known that I love video games, but BlizzCon helped me realize that I love the gaming community even more than the games themselves. With each new game’s introduction, I felt chills down my spine. I have played just one of Blizzard’s six main titles, and even though I didn’t understand most of what was being said, I couldn’t help but smile when the crowd erupted with cheers for each announcement. When 9 a.m. rolled around, the doors opened and a stampede of fans rushed the stage floor in hopes of getting a seat to watch the opening ceremony and the release of all the new content.center_img This column, so far, has been dedicated to comparing esports to traditional sports because that is what I am familiar with. The competitive side of video games was my sole priority when I started playing. I genuinely did not understand why someone would want to play a video game if they didn’t want to compete. “When we get it right, we create a common ground where the community comes together to compete, connect and play irrespective of the things that divide us,” he said. Blizzard president J. Allen Brack put it best in his opening ceremony speech.  At 7 a.m. on the first day, two hours before the convention center opened, thousands of fans filled the lobby and overflowed out the doors. I was overwhelmed by the sheer mass and diversity of the crowd. While still predominantly male, there were many more women than I expected. Kids as young as 5 years old ran through the crowds accompanied by their parents. “No, I’m not that type of gamer,” I would say to people who were surprised at how invested I was in video games as a 21-year-old. While I would never dress up in cosplay, I now admire those who have spent months, or even years, meticulously crafting the outfit and gear of their favorite character. I respect the people who attend each year to meet up with friends and trade patches and pins with complete strangers. With the advent of the internet, we have lost the camaraderie aspect of video games. There is something special about playing video games with the people sitting next to you. It’s cool seeing the person next to you fist pump after a big play or hear an opponent shout an expletive after you land a nice shot. The fan experience at BlizzCon was unlike anything I have ever been a part of. It’s hard to make a direct comparison because it is truly unique. Blizzard had thousands of computers set up in rows for fans to test unreleased games, hosted panels with game designers and even held a five-hour-long costume/cosplay contest. I left BlizzCon with a new perspective on the gaming community. The three categories of gamers can live harmoniously. The gaming community shouldn’t have stigmas directed toward any one type of gamer. In that time, I have come to learn you can loosely categorize gamers into three categories: story-seekers, achievement-unlockers and competitors. I fall into the final category. I saw video games as an area where I could dedicate my time and effort to be the best I could be. I appreciate the grind, hard effort and dedication it takes to be the best at something. last_img read more

first_imgEverton manager Ronald Koeman says unfair expectations are being placed on them this season.They were beaten 4-nil at Manchester United to drop into the Premier League’s bottom three.The club overhauled their squad after selling Romelu Lukakau to United for 75-million pounds in the summer. Philippe Coutinho says it is an ‘honour’ to still be at Liverpool after he failed to get his desired move to Barcelona.The Brazilian playmaker admits he wanted to make the switch and that August was a ‘complicated month’ but he’s now focused on the rest of the season with the Reds. In their opening five games, Koeman’s side have also played Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham.last_img