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Choose between the outdoor or indoor cinema at this ultra-modern Southport home

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first_imgThis home is fitted with all the important necessities including a wine fridge.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe family who moved from Sydney’s northern beaches four years ago said the house fit like a glove when it came to suiting their lifestyle and business. “The kids have plenty of space as well as a play room,” Mr Blinko said.“My wife and I have a retreat to ourselves too, the patio in the main bedroom looks out over to the skyline.” The main bedroom is described as a parents retreat.Mr Blinko said the family didn’t make any changes to the home but said they met the original builder at a street party.“The best thing about living here is the neighbourhood and that’s what we will all miss the most,” he said. 12 Kapala St, Southport.SIT back, relax and enjoy your own open-air cinema in this hidden sanctuary in Southport. Tucked away in a quiet leafy cul-de-sac on 12 Kapala St, the home is described by homeowner Alex Blinko as a kid’s paradise and a parents retreat. 12 Kapala St, Southport.The father-of-two said the family stumbled on the home by chance one night after having dinner in Southport. “Our taxi driver was actually a retired real estate agent so he gave us a guided tour around Southport after picking us up,” Mr Blinko said.“When you think of Southport you usually think of high-rises and a bustling CBD but Kapala is tucked away in a really quiet neighbourhood, you wouldn’t even guess it was there.“You wouldn’t know about it if you weren’t a local.” center_img 12 Kapala St is tucked away in a leafy neighbourhood.“Shortly after we moved in, one of our neighbours was having a party and the guy who built our house was there.“He also works as a dentist, so it was really nice catching up with him and talking to him about the house.” The home has an open plan design.LED stars are etched into the theatre room ceiling; a water fall adorns the garden while an outdoor kitchen overlooks the pool. The kitchen comes complete with a Caesarstone island bench top and a built in wine fridge.last_img read more

Connacht ride Ronaldson’s boot

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first_img The Irish outfit had won their first three games of the season but a loss in Glasgow and a draw against Cardiff in the last two rounds saw their early season momentum halted. And they were given a tough time in Italy against bottom-of-table Treviso but Ronaldson’s boot eventually saw them home with Jayden Hayward responding with six points for the home side. Connacht got their Guinness Pro12 campaign back on track on Friday night as Craig Ronaldson booted them to a scrappy 9-6 win over Treviso. Hayward booted Treviso into a sixth-minute lead before Ronaldson pulled a penalty wide when given the chance for a quick response. The inside-centre redeemed himself midway through the half to level the scores but Connacht were given a scare shortly after when Kieran Marmion’s tackle held up Michele Campagnaro on the line and the TMO decided not to award the Italians the try. Ronaldson then split the posts on the half hour to edge the visitors in front but Hayward’s second penalty two minutes before the break meant the scores were level at the interval. The home side made the brighter start in the second half but when Connacht were penalised for going in at the side Hayward missed his kick and the scores remained level. It was a tense, edgy affair and that spilled oner on the hour as Marmion and Sam Christie were both yellow-carded for an off the ball scuffle and while they were off the pitch Ronaldson nailed his third kick of the night to put Connacht ahead. Ronaldson missed a penalty in a nervy final 10 minutes but the visitors held on to leave Treviso still without a win this season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sterling bags brace in Vietnam

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first_img Press Association Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva also scored two apiece while Marcos Lopes and Jose Angel Pozo grabbed the other goals in Hanoi. It was City’s fourth victory of the tour after wins over Adelaide United, Melbourne City and Roma, with a single defeat to Real Madrid, and Manuel Pellegrini’s squad will now return to Manchester before travelling to Stuttgart at the weekend. Raheem Sterling scored twice for Manchester City as his new side thumped a Vietnam national team 8-1 in the final match of their pre-season tour.last_img read more

Melbourne City FC face Girona FC in 2nd match of Kochi tourney

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first_imgKochi, July 26: After putting up a clinical performance against the home side Kerala Blasters FC, A- League’s Melbourne City FC will be high on confidence as they take on La Liga club Girona FC in the second match of the Toyota Yaris La Liga World at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here on Friday.Melbourne City FC exhibited an attacking brand of football right from the word go and hit the back of the net almost at will registering a 6-0 win.On being asked about the team’s approach, Melbourne City head coach Warren Joyce said: “I wouldn’t say we played with any real aggression against Kerala Blasters but we certainly asked the players to put in a shift and help build their match fitness. We are focused on making sure we put the things we have worked on at training into the pitch.”The Englishman gave playing minutes to almost every player of his squad against Kerala Blasters and felt it was the right way to prepare ahead of the upcoming A-league season.But Melbourne City FC know Girona FC will be a different challenge altogether. After debuting in top-flight football in Spain last season, Girona FC finished a respectable 10th in the 2017-18 La Liga season. The highlight of their season was beating European champions and La Liga giants Real Madrid 2-1.”Girona are a strong side. La Liga is very competitive and for them to finish 10th last year shows they have some real quality,” added the Melbourne City FC manager.Girona FC will be looking at these next two matches in Kochi to test their side’s readiness for yet another La Liga season.”Both Melbourne City and Kerala Blasters FC are good teams, Melbourne had a great first game and will be high on confidence. It will be an interesting match and we have to be at our best to beat them,” Girona FC skipper Aleix Garcia Serrano said. IANSlast_img read more

Forward Slim struggles to produce as starter in limited role for Syracuse

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first_img Published on January 21, 2015 at 12:38 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Quentin Hillsman clapped his hands three times, shuffled his feet and shook his hips. He was demonstrating what his players do when the starting lineup is announced prior to each game.Sophomore forward Isabella Slim has performed this tradition before all 51 games in her career, but is seventh on the team in minutes this season with 12.4 per game, about 13 less than any other starter, for the No. 23 Orange (13-5, 3-2 Atlantic Coast).“I think people get caught up in the little routine,” Hillsman, the SU head coach, said. “It don’t matter. That’s like so important to everybody.”While Slim’s limited playing time is unusual for a starter, Hillsman has deployed the same strategy he used last year, when she averaged 13.8 minutes per game as a starter. Similar to last year, Slim has continued to struggle offensively, averaging 2.3 points and 2.4 rebounds this season.Hillsman’s explanation to keep her on the floor is simple. Her job is stay behind the 3-point line and open up space for teammates by extending the defense. But so far this season, she’s been ineffective, making only 10-of-36 3-pointers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Once I get the ball, they’ll yell ‘That’s a shooter, you got to guard her.’ That’s what I notice most,” Slim said. “They’ve been calling ‘shooter’ a lot.“They just don’t give me any open looks.”Recently, Slim has been slumping even worse. In SU’s past nine games, she’s scored nine points, shot 3-for-13 from the field and 2-for-9 on 3s in 92 minutes. Meanwhile, Taylor Ford, the player that usually subs in for her, has been playing some of her best basketball of the season. In the same nine games, Ford has scored 69 points, shot 28-of-53 from the field and 4-of-18 from behind the arc in 180 minutes.Against Virginia on Jan. 11, Slim committed a foul, had a turnover, missed a 3 and committed another foul before subbing out for Ford less than two minutes into the game.On the first possession of Thursday’s game against Wake Forest, Slim attempted an entry pass to Briana Day under the basket. The ball was thrown too high, out of Day’s reach and bounced out of bounds. Hillsman yelled “Isabella, wake up please” from the sideline.Hillsman said the reason Slim doesn’t play as much is because of her lack of versatility. Cornelia Fondren and Ford, who are both more athletic than Slim, are better fits in his full-court press. By playing four guards at once, Syracuse is better equipped to execute Hillsman’s preferred up-and-down style, and thus Slim is kept out of the game.“Especially in a close game, I think everyone takes pride if you’re in at the end of the game,” Ford said, “because obviously Coach trusts you to help your team win.”With Slim barely playing in the second half in conference play, it’s Ford who has claimed a majority of playing time late in games.Though Hillsman said it’s not about trust, his lineups reflect what he thinks gives SU the best chance to win — and Slim hasn’t been in the mix.“I think it’s just a learning experience,” Slim said. “I just have to learn some more of the stuff and once I get better, I’ll get an opportunity to play during those times, too.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2018 defensive back Andre Cisco commits to Syracuse

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first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder text247sports.com’s composite rankings has Cisco, a defensive back at IMG (Florida) Academy, as a three-star safety. Fellow SU commit, linebacker Juan Wallace, also plays at IMG.Cisco is listed as both a free safety and cornerback, per his Hudl.com profile. Standing 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighing 188 pounds, Cisco clocks a 4.49 second 40-yard dash time, per his Hudl.Cisco chose Syracuse over several Big Ten offers, including Nebraska, Illinois and Northwestern. He is the second secondary commit in Syracuse’s 2018 recruiting class after Cameron Jonas, although Trill Williams, listed as an athlete, could likely end up in the secondary at Syracuse. Track the rest of the Class of 2018 here. Published on December 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Andre “Dre” Cisco, a Class of 2018 defensive back, committed to Syracuse on Friday evening in a tweet. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Top Stars to Jet in for Okpekpe Race Thursday

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first_imgAlso expected to jet in on Thursday is Ethiopia’s Amedework Walelegn, third best ranked man in the 10km race so far this year as well as 2016 men and women winners, Simon Cheprot of Kenya and Buzunesh Gudeta Getachew of Ethiopia respectively.Josphat Kiprono Menjo, the man who holds the fourth fastest time in history of the 10km (27:04) and his Kenyan compatriot, Ronoh Timothy Kiplagat who has broken 28 minutes (27:52) over the distance this year will also be on the plane to Nigeria for the historic race.”The athletes will come in through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos and will be transported to Auchi where accommodation has been reserved for them.The athletes, together with their Nigerian counterparts will go on tour of the course on Friday in line with IAAF requirements,” Etukud further revealed.The athletes will be accompanied from Lagos to Auchi via Benin by the Elite Athletes Manager of the race, Henry Amike, who is a former Nigeria 400m hurdles champion and reigning record holder at 48.50 seconds.“The athletes will get their registration done as soon as they arrive in Auchi and will be taken on a tour of the race course on Friday.”Meanwhile, final registration of all categories of athletes for the race will begin on Thursday May 10 and will close the next day at the Yak Hotel in Auchi.“All registered athletes will be screened and accredited for the race which begins early Saturday morning in Okpekpe. They will be provided with their bib numbers as a sign of accreditation for the race,” she said.The Okpekpe International 10km Road Race is powered by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, leaders in sports marketing and hospitality business in Nigeria.It is the first and only road race in Nigeria that has been granted full membership of Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and recognised as one of the prestigious road races in the world and the only race with an IAAF silver label status in West Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram World’s fastest woman over 10km so far this year at 30mins 57secs, Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei of Kenya will lead a world-class team of elite athletes into Nigeria on Thursday for the first ever IAAF silver label road race in West Africa, the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race scheduled to hold this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State.Head of Okpekpe Road Race Secretariat, Mercy Etukudo, announced the itinerary of the expected road-runners yesterday.Tuei, a Kenyan will jet in with one of her country woman, Mary Munanu who is the fourth fastest woman over the distance this year courtesy the 31:34 she ran last January to finish third in the Valencia 10km road race.last_img read more

AFCON 2019: Khazri free-kick earns Tunisia a point against Mali

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first_imgWahbi Khazri secured a point for Tunisia against Mali in Suez to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The 28-year-old deflected free-kick earned a 1-1. Mali had taken the lead when goalkeeper Mouez Hassen spilt Diadie Samassekou’s corner into his own net. The tie started in a somewhat quick fashion with both Mali and Tunisia making early moves to find the net. Tunisia, however, settled quickly and enacted a solid game plan to suffocate the opposition defenders by pressing high up the pitch and preventing Moussa Marega from getting the ball in dangerous positions.Khazri got a chance to break the deadlock from a free kick in the 4th minute and Saint Etienne forward released an unstoppable shot only to be denied by the crossbar. Tunisia continued to pile up the pressure and another chance fell on the feet of Khazri. He tried an audacious one from close to the centre circle in the 6th minute but Djigui Diarra was well positioned to make the save.The Eagles of Carthage missed yet another opportunity to go ahead and this time it was from a corner.  Sliti delivered a dangerous one and it found the head of Yassine Khenissi but he could only direct it over the bar from close range, much to the delight of Diarra. The Eagles gradually found their feet, beating the high press from their opponents and creating some chances.Their captain Diaby had the first crack on goal for Mali from long range in the 20th minute but his effort was tame and easy for Mouez Hassen to deal with.Tunisia had another attack 11 minutes later with Wahbi Khazri getting heavily involved. The former Sunderland man, however, shot well wide with the game still level. Tunisia came alive at the start of the second half and got the chance to score from a corner in the 57th minute. Khenessi flicked a set piece on from the near post but he watched on as the ball flew over the woodwork.Mali also created some chances afterwards and were rewarded with the first goal of the game three minutes later. Samassekou delivered a corner kick into a dangerous area and goalkeeper Mouez Hassan fumbled the ball into his own net. Tunisia pushed on for the equalizer and got one in the 70th minute.  Khazri’s free-kick took a wicked deflection off Marega into the net. Mali turned on the heat in search of regaining the lead but Haidara’s shot was well saved by Hassen in the 82nd minute.Mali tried once again within added time and almost got ahead once again. Marega made a brilliant run to beat his market and was left with only the goalkeeper to beat but Hassen smartly came off his line and made a crucial save as the game ended in a stalemate. The draw leaves Tunisia with two points in Group E while Mali have four after beating Mauritania in their opening game.— Follow all the tournament games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fan zones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.last_img read more

Matches of the League 6 for Basketball Champion of BIH were played yesterday

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first_imgYesterday, three matches of the League 6 for Women Basketball Champion were played. Women basketball club ‘Mladi Krajišnik’ defeated ‘Sloboda’ with 51:47 and with that victory it took the lead  of the League, reports Fena.Borac defeated Jedinstvo with 74:73, and basketball players of Čelik defeated Željezničar with 83:56.First team of the League is Mladi Krajišnik with 16 points, followed by Jedinstvo with 14, Sloboda with 12, Željezničar with 11, Čelik with 10 and Borac with 9.last_img

Pogba, Hazard futures cast cloud over Champions League chase for Man Utd, Chelsea

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first_imgFILE PHOTO: Eden HazardManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United and Chelsea’s chances of a top four Premier League finish will depend largely on Paul Pogba or Eden Hazard inspiring their faltering sides over the finish line.French midfielder Pogba and Belgian captain Hazard will line up on opposite sides on Sunday as United try to arrest a run of seven defeats in nine games.Fourth-place Chelsea, three points ahead of United in sixth, can realistically end the Red Devils’ chances of Champions League football next season but must end their own run of seven straight away league defeats to top six opposition to do so.However, whether Pogba and Hazard will be around next season no matter their clubs’ fate in the next three games is very much in doubt.The two could be teammates next season with speculation linking both with a move to Real Madrid. Both have voiced their appreciation for Real boss Zinedine Zidane and publicly flirted with the idea of a move to the Spanish giants.Eleven years on from contesting the Champions League final, the prospect of losing their landmark talent is a sign of the times for both clubs.Defeat to Manchester City in midweek saw United fall 25 points behind the league leaders.“That’s the reality that we are in. We are now round about where we have been the last five seasons and that’s not good enough,” said United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday.– Patience with Pogba running low –Pogba was the only player not from City or title challengers Liverpool to make the PFA team of the year this week, but for such a precocious talent and a world cup winner much more is demanded.His last goal from open play came the last time United and Chelsea met in the FA Cup back in February. After exploding into life early in Solskjaer’s caretaker reign, Pogba has returned to the peripheral force he was for much of Jose Mourinho’s time in charge at Old Trafford.However, it is emblematic of the huge challenge that lies ahead of Solskjaer that the players he is keen to keep hold of such as Pogba and David de Gea are running down their contracts, opening up the possibility of a move. Meanwhile, plenty of players in United’s bloated squad cannot be moved on due to their lavish wages.“Paul has done fantastic for us,” insisted Solskjaer.“The standards he has set when he is creating chances, scoring goals, doing loads of work, that’s just media, supporters, everyone, we look to Paul. Could you have done better?“He’s a human being as well, we are all the same. We want him to do well, he’s a leader in that dressing room and on the pitch for us.”Many in Manchester, though, would not be heartbroken to lose Pogba should United recoup the then world record £89 million they paid Juventus for him in 2016.By contrast, losing Hazard could be ruinous for Chelsea and unfortunately for the Londoners, of the two, he looks more likely to move to Madrid.Hazard has just one year left on his contract meaning Chelsea risk losing him for free if they do not let him leave this summer and will be unable to recruit a replacement unless they can get a FIFA transfer ban either overturned or suspended.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has repeatedly called for more from Hazard, but his 19 goals and 13 assists are what have kept a side short on creativity still in the running for Champions League football next season, either via the top four or winning the Europa League.In the prime of their careers, Pogba and Hazard believe the Champions League stage is where they belong.But the current states of United and Chelsea mean that while moving to Madrid offers a guarantee of top-level European football, sticking around in Manchester of west London does not.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more