More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe house at 447-449 Springwood Rd, Daisy Hill, sold for $1.4 million.The record was previously held by the same property, which sold for $2 million in 2010.Other sales included 427 Springwood Rd at Daisy Hill — $1.652 million, 447-449 Springwood Rd at Daisy Hill — $1.4 million, 275 Springwood Rd at Springwood — $1.18 million, and 7/330 Springwood Rd at Springwood — $1.1 million. The house at 427 Springwood Rd, Daisy Hill, sold for $1.652 million.Ray White Springwood and Daisy Hill agent Steve Gorman sold three of the five properties, and said demand for prestige properties in the area was strong.“It’s a very sought after area,” Mr Gorman said.“When these properties would come to market, all the buyers would come out of the woodwork, and once it was sold, they would fade away until the next one.“If I had those three houses back on the market, I could sell them within a week.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The house at 9/330 Springwood Rd, Springwood, sold for $2.4 million.One street sold more million dollar houses than any other in Springwood and Daisy Hills in 2018.Springwood Rd, which runs through both suburbs, had five sales in 2018 that were above the million dollar mark.The sale of 9/330 Springwood Rd, Springwood, even broke the street record with a sale of $2.4 million.
RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — In 2016, MainSource Bank and its Ripley County employees donated over $20,000 into the Ripley County Community Foundation to advance the common good in their local communities.In the spirit of thanksgiving, these donations were proactively granted to local organizations who demonstrate a concern for the well-being of others.The organizations which received these grants and the amount received were:Batesville Area Ministerial Association (Food Pantry)-$4,748.50Bridge of Hope Worship Center (Feed My Sheep Food Pantry)-$1,045.50Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry-$1,114.50Holton Food Pantry-$1,183.50Milan Community Relief Services (Food Pantry)-$1,413.50Moving Milan Elementary School Forward-$110.00Ripley County Food Pantry-$3,414.50Ripley County Humane Society-$20.00Safe Passage, Inc.-$3,283.79Southeastern Indiana YMCA – $1,284.25South Ripley Community School Corp. (Food Pantry)-$516.50Sunman Food Pantry-$2,563.50.
Nigeria born England duo Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori may be parting ways as develops in the transfer market ahead of the new season gets clearer. The Chelsea duo who made senior international debut for England last year are on the verge of remaining at the Stamford Bridge on heading off. Although Tammy Abraham who has netted 15 goals this season still have two years of his contract with the Blues, the 22 year old currently pocketing £50,000-a-week has asked for a raise to £130,000-a-week in order to commit to a new contract with the Blues. Tammy believes the new improved package is reasonable and will put him slightly at par with fellow academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi who is reportedly earning £120,000-a-week plus bonuses in what could pass for what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Germany international and Blues new signing Timo Werner agreed a five-year contract worth £170,000-a-week ahead of next season. Abraham reportedly waiting patiently to see what Chelsea will do in the transfer market before taking a decision on his future.Advertisement Loading… The arrival of Timo Werner ahead of this season will either present Abraham with serious competitio or perhaps a deadly strike partner according to Athletic report. While to looks likely that Abraham may stay put at the Stamford Bridge same cannot be said of Tomori who is being considered for a loan away to West Ham as part of a bargain to acquire Declan Rice from the Hammers. Frank Lampard has earmarked Rice as the prime target to bolster Chelsea’s defence next season, the Blues intend to deploy their former academy man in a centre-back role rather in defensive midfield. The Athletic claim that the west London outfit are open to loaning Tomori out next season after the ace has played a limited role for the Blues in the second-half of this season, the youngster is now behind Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in the pecking order. Read Also How Tomori gingered me to grab a hat-trick-Abraham The Sun recently reported that Chelsea are confident of signing 21-year-old Rice for £45m this summer, even though the Hammers are flying a £70m or no deal kite. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World
Press Association Group One-winning jockey Eddie Ahern has failed in his appeal against a 10-year disqualification from riding. The most serious breach against Ahern was his failure to ride Judgethemoment on its merits. The Jane Chapple-Hyam trained gelding finished last of seven runners in a two-mile handicap, having been well clear at the halfway stage. Ahern’s explanation for the ride was that he misjudged the pace and did not realise he was so far ahead. The BHA disciplinary panel said it “could not accept that a jockey of Ahern’s experience, especially on the all-weather at Lingfield, could have made an error of such an extent”. Ahern appealed on the basis that the disciplinary panel’s reasons were insufficient to support their initial decision and there was insufficient evidence to support some of their findings. He also contested that the punishment was “disproportionate to the conduct found to have occurred such that no reasonable panel would have imposed them”. Both claims were dismissed and the panel directed that any issues related to costs be deferred to a later date. County Tipperary-born Ahern was a former champion apprentice in Ireland in 1997, with his first major winner in Britain coming the following year when the Michael Grassick-trained San Sebastian claimed the Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot. In recent years he has been used by a number of top trainers, including Sir Henry Cecil, for whom he won the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2009 on the Khalid Abdullah-owned Father Time. Ahern also won the Musidora Stakes at York in 2010 on Aviate for Cecil and Abdullah. He gained Group One glory in 2011 when dead-heating on John Gosden’s Duncan in the Irish St Leger, a second top-level success after Grassick’s Preseli won the 1999 Moyglare Stud Stakes. Ahern struck up a fruitful partnership with Donald McCain’s Overturn, winning the Northumberland Plate in 2010 and going on to lift the Chester Cup the following year. Following the conclusion of a British Horseracing Authority corruption hearing at the end of May, Ahern, 35, was found guilty of conspiring to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice in relation to the laying of five horses between September 2010 and February 2011. More significantly, he was also found in breach of intentionally failing to ensure Judgethemoment was ridden on its merits at Lingfield in January 2011, and of passing information for reward.
Published on November 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DBWilson2 Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer remembers the one time he wasn’t up in the box. As a defensive coordinator, he liked to be above the action and able to see everything.“The one game I wasn’t, I felt like I couldn’t see anything,” he said during his weekly teleconference Tuesday, “so I didn’t feel as helpful.”In Saturday’s 13-0 win over Wake Forest, quarterbacks coach Tim Lester moved high above the field and next to offensive coordinator George McDonald in the coaches box — a perch he will retain for the remainder of the season.“I think it was good,” Shafer said. “Tim was such a good quarterback and having him up there next to George I think is definitely a helpful trait.“It’s been extremely helpful and gives George a sense of calm knowing that when he’s got his eyes down looking at the next play because that’s how it works, he’s got somebody like Tim Lester that can help him along the way.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Lester in the box, Terrel Hunt was better Saturday than he had been in his first three Atlantic Coast Conference games. The quarterback threw for 144 yards — the most since the Orange’s win over Tulane — and ran for a touchdown.Shafer said he continues to see daily improvement out of Hunt and the rest of the offense. On Saturday, SU got wide receiver Brisly Estime more involved at the H-back position with Ashton Broyld split out wide more often.Some schematic changes, paired with Lester’s own positional change, leave Shafer confident that improvement is coming.“We’ve seen glimpses of it at times,” Shafer said. “There were a couple plays down the sideline that were close calls that could’ve also increased our productivity, so I think we’re getting closer every week.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
No. 2 Syracuse (14-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 19 Wake Forest (11-7, 0-6 Atlantic Coast) in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Thursday afternoon. After facing an early 3-1 deficit at halftime, Syracuse climbed its way back into the game to force overtime with each team knotted at three.But the seventh-seeded Demon Deacons outlasted the second-seeded Orange, prevailing with a 4-3 overtime victory. The win marks Wake Forest first ACC victory of the season. WFU became the first team since Duke in 1993 to win an ACC tournament game after not winning a regular season game in conference play.Wake Forest came out firing on all cylinders in the first frame. The Demon Deacons’ Jule Grashoff found the back of the net just six minutes into the game. After spending most of the next 12 minutes scrambling in the defensive zone, Syracuse answered. Junior back Lies Lagerweij roofed a penalty stroke just beneath the crossbar to tie the game at one with 16:49 left in first half action.The persistent attack proved to be too much for Syracuse in the opening half, though. Wake Forest tallied 11 shots while earning six penalty corners in the first half. Wake Forest scored both its second and third goals off penalty corners, with goals coming from Madi Julius and Emily Adamson.On the other side, Syracuse managed just three shots to go along with one penalty corner opportunity in the opening half. Goalie Regan Spencer had an uncharacteristically low .500 save percentage, as she tallied just four saves in the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse flipped the script in the second, scoring two penalty corners of its own to bring the score back to even. Sophomore back Roos Weers scored both penalty corners for SU. Weers scored her first goal off an insert from Emma Lamison. Just a minute and a half later, Weers scored again off an insert from Nijsje Venrooy.The Orange tallied nine shots in the final frame of regulation, including a second penalty stroke for Lies Lagerweij. The powerful back attempted to lift the ball into the top left corner of the net, similar to her first stroke, but Wake Forest goalkeeper Cat O’Connor was ready for the placement and blocked the ball out of play. O’Connor recorded four saves in the game.Following a failed corner attempt from Syracuse in the overtime period, Wake Forest pounced on the opportunity. Sarah Thornhill snuck past the Orange defense and shot the ball into the corner of the net to complete the upsetSyracuse will now wait to get its seeding and first round matchup for the NCAA tournament, which begins next weekend. Play-in games start Nov. 9, while the first and second rounds are Nov. 12-13. Comments Published on November 3, 2016 at 5:03 pm Contact Josh: email@example.com | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+
Cashel booked their place in the last 16 by winning 17-9 at Shannon while Clonmel overcame Midleton 44-5 in Ard Gaoithe.Meanwhile, Thurles’ hopes of winning promotion from Division 2 of the Munster Junior League have been dented by a 12-10 loss to St Mary’s at Loughtagalla.
Arsenal unveiled their new 2013-14 away kit on Tuesday and brought back a familiar theme. The team will return to a yellow uniform for the first time since 2009, a look popularized back in the days of “The Invincibles.”Hopefully a new twist on an old kit will inspire something else the club hasn’t seen in years—a trophy.Arsenal tweeted out a picture of several players modeling the new uniform at their unveiling.Meanwhile, Nike tweeted a shot of Jack Wilshere showing off the new kit in front of a red backdrop.It’s not too surprising the club would return to yellow this season, seeing as this season will be the last year of Nike’s contract with the club. Puma takes over next season in an extremely lucrative agreement for Arsenal, so clearly Nike decided to harken back to an old look for the Gunners in the designer’s Arsenal swan song.Personally, I think this is a really sharp look for the Gunners. The yellow is traditional, sure, but that blue collar is nice, as is the subtle blue stripe on the end of the short-sleeve shirts. And how about those socks?I’ll admit, the socks threw me off at first, but I dig them. For better or worse, they sure are distinctive and fun. As someone much cooler than me would probably say, I’m not mad at them.Arsenal were certainly expecting the reception for these uniforms to be positive.
Bluestem: M. Heck 9, B. Oliver 4, C. Remsberg 4, H. Davis 3, K. Jurging 2Conway Springs: C. Ebenkamp 17, B. May 8, S. Sones 7, A. Smith 4, B. Pauly 3, Carter 2.Argonia 38, Goessel 33 Conway11121212â€”47 Bluestem8275â€”22 Wellington: Kailey Jenkins 16, Carlie McComb 8, Kelsey Whaley 6, Shanlyn Hefley 6, Savannah Cornejo 5, Jaedyn Ledesma 4, Megan Amrein 2, Avery Lewellen 2Circle: K. Wilson 10, J. Gibbs 7, T. Highbarger 5, A. Kirkham 5, K. Frankenbery 5, J. Wright 3, A. Kirkham 3, A. Wiebe 2.Junior varsity boys: Wellington 77 Circle 68Phelps 22, Daugherty 10, Baker 11, Nance 6, Reichenberger 3, Dunn 9, Blue 9, Albright 8.Junior varsity girls: Circle 49 Wellington 47Wellington 14 19 6 8 â€” 47Circle 14 5 14 16 â€” 49Carlie McComb 13, Avery Lewellen 11, Halynne Page 10, Holly Wright 4, Kelsey Whaley 3, Jaedyn Ledesma 3, Shelbie Wright 3.Freshman boys: Circle 50 Wellington 46Phelps 11, Gilmore 5, Blue 19, Pettegrew 7, Hunt 4.C-team girls: Circle 44 Wellington 40Wellington 10 12 5 13 â€” 40Circle 15 18 4 7â€” 44Taylor Zimmerman 11, Kennedy Hackerott 10, Noelle Wright 9, Mariah Moore 7, Maggie Fink 3.SUMNER COUNTYBoysSouth Haven 58, Udall 48Austin Showman scores 17 points for South HavenSouth Haven had a rough game. Udall opened with a 9-2 lead and the Cardinals could not shake the Eagles, leading 22-20 at the half.But then the Cardinals exploded in the third quarter going on a 12-2 run. The double digit lead sustained them throughout the rest of the game.This marked the second time the two teams have played. South Haven’s Austin Showman, who had a broken hand and Udall’s Michael Propst was out with a football injury during the first contest. Both boys made a huge difference in Tuesday’s game. Showman had 17 points and Propst had 28 points. Circle1221916â€”58 Wellington327712â€”49 Udall1281315â€”48 Argonia66211â€”25 Cheney1118818â€”55 South Haven 22 7 13 14 â€” 56Udall 5 4 8 9 â€” 26South Haven: Wilkey 2, Barlow 5, Harris 6, Ralls 5, Turek 4, B. Tanner 5, White 8, Parks 4, K. Tanner 8, Jacobs 9. Totals 23 (3) 7-11 56.Udall: Tharp 10, Loos 6, Perez 2, Benvin 5, A. Hoffman 3. Totals 11 (2) 2-10 26.Conway Springs 47, Bluestem 22 Bluestem781413â€”42 South Haven: Lowe 8, Hawkins 2, Cully 9, Showman 17, Byers 2, Schuster 8, Ray 10, Moreland 2. Totals 23 (5) 7-22 58.Udallâ€“ Propst 28, Williams 5, C. Perez 7, A. Perez 7, Kistler 1. Totals 18 (5) 7-14 48.Conway Springs 47, Bluestem 42 8th Grade A girls: Wellington 45 Â Prairie Hills 20Lauryn Snipes 21, Â Tayland French 12, Â Lauren Scheufler 6, Â Madison Lewellen 4, Â Mallory Barker 28th Grade Girls are currently 7-1. Goessel16161712â€”61 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down grandma · 396 weeks ago congradulations to all teams for a good run to the last bell. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Rhonda · 396 weeks ago Way to go Lauryn !!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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But then the Crusaders started to roll with a 27-point output in the second quarter to take a 30-24 lead at the half.The Crusaders then played outstanding defense in the third quarter and outscored Circle 7-2 in the third en route to a nine-point win.Kailey Jenkins led Wellington with 20 points with seven other girls scoring. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” You would be hard pressed to see as many high school and middle school basketball games being played as what you saw Tuesday night. In a nutshell the Wellington varsity boys and girls basketball teams won at Circle, South Haven triumphed over Udall in both boys and girls, Oxford boys squeaked past Caldwell and the Wellington Middle School teams had an unusual Tuesday night with Prairie Hill – a feeder school for Buhler High School.WELLINGTONVarsity boys: Wellington 67, Circle 58The Wellington boys picked up a huge road Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV with a victory over Circle.The Crusaders got 18 points from Nick Becker and 17 points from Trevor Nance. Brian Peck scored 13 and Tyler Miles had 10.Wellington opened with a 17-12 first quarter lead but was outscored 21-10 in the second quarter to trail 33-27 at the half. Wellington recaptured the lead in the third quarter, 16-9, before outscoring the Thunderbirds 24-16 in the fourth quarter.The Crusaders were without Noah Wolff and Logan Woodbridge who were sick. Wellington closes out the first rotation of the AV-CTL DIV with a 1-4 record and 3-6 overall. Wellington hosts Winfield Friday at 7:30 p.m. Bluestem: T. Farthing 9, P. Hurd 9, D. Emmons 7, B. Elsen 7, J. Muckenthaler 6, J. Stiger 2, C. Minnick 2Conway Springs: N. Oswald 18, R. Rasmussen 8, D. Murphy 6, T. Wood 4, D. Murphy 4Goessel 61, Argonia 25 Conway1481114â€”47 Caldwell: Halling 4, Ward 11, Dierking 4, Kendrick 2, Webster 4, York 7, Whaley 5. Totals 15 (4) 3-4 37.Oxforfd: Willilams 9, Burkes 18, Jones 7, Kennedy 7. Totals 14 (2) 10-16 40.Cheney 55, Belle Plaine 29 8th Grade B girls: Wellington 20 Prairie Hills 16Brentasia Cramer 8, Â Devin Martens 4, Â Abby Lowe 4, Â Valarie Ast 2, Â Mallory Barker 2 Cheney: Higgins 7, Hageman 2, Patterson 7, Hill 11, Amsink 4, Harbour-Nordahl 6, Veith 2, Schomacker 16. Totals 21 (6) 7-17 55.Belle Plaine: Happy 5, Hervey 3, Schneider 6, Gann 2, Balsters 2, Gooch 2, Ty. Balsters 6, Johnson 3. Totals 11 (2) 5-8 29.GirlsSouth Haven 56 Udall 26South Haven made a statement Tuesday night that the Cardinals are a team to be reckon with in the South Central Border League.The Cardinals scored 56 points, but had no girl in double figures. There were 10 girls who scored Tuesday night. South Haven rolled to a 22-5 first quarter lead and was ahead 29-9 at the half en route to victory.South Haven’s Chloie Ralls secures ball against Udall. South Haven1482115â€”58 Goessel: Goerzen 2, Smucker 2, Schmidt 6, Makever 3, Czarnowski 2, Wiens 10, Buller 14, Showaalter 2, Cook 12. R. Hiebert 4, B. Hiebert 4. Totals 25 (1) 10-15 61.Argonia: Gaddie 6, Dickerson 5, Tracy 1, Dolley 2, Thompson 5, Harsh 6. Totals 11 (0) 3-5 25.Oxford 40, Caldwell 37 Argonia813125â€”38 Goessel79116â€”33 Caldwell1141210â€”37 Goessel: Hoffman 9, Harvey 4, Cook 2, P. Hiebert 9, Bruboker2, Al; Hiebert 7. Totals 14 (2) 3-6 33Argonia: Finch 3, Gaddie 6, Drouhard 6, Hessman 15, Allen 8. Totals 11 (0) 16-22 38.WELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL7th Grade girls: Wellington 40 Â Prairie Hills 15Avery Rusk, 17, Â Mekenna Adams 10, Â Shayland French 6, Â Zairen Warnock 3, Â Kyla Hawks 2, Â Gracie Fink 2Wellington 7th Grade Girls are currently 7-1. Oxford117715â€”40 Circle915214â€”40 Belle Plaine4997â€”29
DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds plans to hold half a dozen town hall meetings this week to tout the “Invest in Iowa Act” she unveiled seven weeks ago.The plan includes income tax cuts and would reduce overall tax revenue to the state by about $7 million. However, it would also require the governor’s fellow Republicans in the legislature to vote to raise the state sales tax by one percent. Reynolds spoke about her lobbying effort during an appearance on Iowa PBS this weekend.“I’m going to work on it, but I think Iowans are going to ultimately be the ones to convince them to do it,” Reynolds said.Reynolds indicated she would be open to adjusting the plan so the state takes overall, not just part of the costs of Iowa’s mental health care system. Those costs are currently paid with county property taxes.Iowans for Tax Relief has joined the governor in touting the plan.“Iowa is in competition with the rest of the country and especially our Midwestern neighbors to attract and retain people and businesses. Taxes matter and the best way to improve Iowa’s tax code is to cut income tax rates,” Iowans for Tax Relief president Chris Ingstad said earlier this month at a news conference in the governor’s office. “The legislation the governor has proposed cuts rates in both the short term and the long term.”Another influential lobbying group — American for Prosperity — is registered as undecided on the legislation. ‘The bill allocates new sales tax revenue to the currently empty state fund that is to be used for water quality and outdoor recreation projects.