Holiday at home where kids will never be bored

first_imgThis Hoyts-inspired cinema at 19 Hardwood Court, Buderim is one of many attractions that make this home a perfect school holiday fun house.FROM quad bikes to quoits, when it comes to entertaining the kids these long summer holidays, a well set up family home could save your sanity.Even without children, these homes are so packed with entertainment options, you’d be hard pressed to find a reason to go out. A hidden cave, slide and waterfall are awaiting your attention these holidays at 19 Hardwood Court, Buderim.There’s quad bikes and a Hoyts -inspired cinema on offer in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, while 5km from the Brisbane CBD, you can hone your basketball and volleyball skills with your own outdoor hardcourt. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK New sales record as temperatures test auctioneers MORE REAL ESTATE STORIEScenter_img On a 6454sq m block tucked in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, 19 Hardwood Court has been designed to mirror a seven-star Bali resort with seven bedrooms and entertainment options for all ages. The Buderim property from the air.Get active with a half-sized tennis court and basketball arena, or take a splash in one of two inground swimming pools with a 15m water slide, jumping rock and an outdoor TV entertaining area. One of two pools at 19 Hardwood Court, Buderim. This one has a waterfall, slide, and cave.Plan a movie marathon in the Hoyts-inspired cinema, or explore the running stream through tropical gardens. It’s not all about the kids, check out this master suite at 19 Hardwood Court, Buderim.Craig Porter of LJ Hooker Mooloolaba is selling Villa Asmara and is welcoming private viewings. Here’s the second pool at 19 Hardwood Court, and the far gazebo is an outdoor cinema.Only 5km from Brisbane’s CBD, active outdoor play is the theme at 130 Victoria St, Fairfield, where a large portion of the 802sq m block is devoted to an outdoor hardcourt. Plenty of room to keep those ball skills going over the school holidays at 130 Victoria St, FairfieldMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoWhether it’s basketball, netball, volleyball, soccer, cricket or badminton, the artificially-turfed and marked-out area is fenced off and ready to go, with double gate access to the road.Jane Elvin, of LJ Hooker Annerley/Yeronga, is selling the six-bedroom property which also has an inground pool and a triple garage.Back on the Sunshine Coast is 7 Acres at 36 Preston Rd, Diddillibah, which has enough manicured lawn space for a camp out beside the resort-style pool with a Bali hut. 7 Acres at 36 Preston Rd, Diddillibah.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has a bocce court, a dam and comes with a quad bike to explore the grounds. Anyone for bocce? Check out this bocce court at 36 Preston Rd, Diddillibah.Athena Law of Define Property Mooloolaba is selling the 2.71ha property for $1.35 million. Take a boat ride on your very own dam at Diddillibah. Cottage goes from blah to brilliantlast_img read more

Greensburg narrowly misses ‘Stellar’ designation

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has named Madison and the Town of Culver as the winners of the 2017 Stellar Communities program. The city of Greensburg was a finalist in the selection process.A post on the on the “Partners for Community Progress- Stellar Greensburg” says:The waiting is over. We were not selected for the Stellar designation but we’ve won so much more over the past 18 months. Those wins included a new community vision and strategic investment plan, tons of community engagement, and excitement about the future which will not wane. We received word from the State this afternoon, that in a VERY competitive process we were not chosen as this year’s designee. However, our Stellar Core group has scheduled our first meeting to continue the work of pursuing the projects you identified in the community vision process. We now look forward to a TREEmendous transformation as we implement your vision. THANK YOU for all of your participation and support over the last 18 months – we couldn’t have gotten this far without it!last_img read more

Day Motor Sports delivers awards to IMCA special events drivers in all eight divisions

first_imgTYLER, Texas – Drivers in all eight IMCA divisions chase awards from Day Motor Sports for a 14th season in 2017.Top five finishers in up to 80 designated specials receive $50 gift cards from the Tyler, Texas, circle track warehouse.Those gift cards will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are received.Day also gives gift cards to competitors at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and the IMCA Sprint Car Nationals again in September.“Day Motor Sports, your circle track warehouse, is proud to be a sponsor for the 2017 racing season and looks forward to providing IMCA racers the finest quality parts at the lowest prices,” said Company President Joe Francis. “Look for our parts trailer visiting our local IMCA tracks as well as at the Super Nationals in Boone. Also, come by and see us or call for a new 2017 catalog.”Information about the wide range of Day high performance products, safety gear, shop and pit equipment is available by calling 800 543-6238, at the www.daymotorsports.com website and on Facebook.“The support from racers for the Day Motor Sports program has been tremendous and that has allowed us to renew this program with Day in 2017,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We appreciate their support of IMCA racing in all divisions across the country and look forward to an outstanding season.”last_img read more

Ferguson surprised by McDermott sacking

first_img McDermott was sacked this week, with nine Barclays Premier League games remaining of a relegation fight the Royals still have a chance of winning. Ferguson is amongst those who feel McDermott had done a good job, pointing out he was January’s manager of the month following a run of impressive victories. However, he simply doesn’t understand why there should be a change at this point, with McDermott now joining Mark Hughes and Nigel Adkins as managers who have lost their jobs immediately before a trip to Manchester United. “The timing is surprising,” said Ferguson. Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson cannot understand the timing of Brian McDermott’s axing by Reading. “If a new manager comes along, they can’t buy anyone. What he has got he has got. “If they had done it in December or January maybe I would have understood it because it would have given a new manager time to bring players in during the window.” Even then, Ferguson would have been scratching his head. Having offered McDermott advice earlier in the season, the United boss feels by any measure, the former Chelsea coach has been a success at the Madejski Stadium. “He spent something like £1.2million and £7.4million has come in, so financially he has been successful,” added Ferguson. “He also got them promoted to the Premier League. I don’t know what more you can do. “He was manager of the month in January – I hope I am not manager of the month this month.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

New Ireland manager: Contenders

first_imgGiovanni Trapattoni’s reign as Ireland manager is over after defeat in Austria effectively ended the nation’s hopes of World Cup qualification. Here, we take a look at some of the contenders for the vacancy. MARTIN O’NEILL Press Associationcenter_img Former Sunderland boss O’Neill is available after being shown the door at the Stadium of Light in March. The 61-year-old Northern Irishman has already been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite, although it is understood he had not been contacted before Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at the Ernst Happel Stadion. MICK McCARTHY It was McCarthy who took Ireland to the 2002 World Cup finals in the Far East, where then skipper Roy Keane’s differences with the Ireland set-up infamously came to a head. The current Ipswich boss had more than six years in charge of the country for which he played, and like O’Neill, the 54-year-old would enjoy popular support if he was appointed. CHRIS HUGHTON Hughton, 54, remains a hugely popular figure in Ireland, for whom he won 53 senior caps. An accomplished coach, he has established an enviable reputation as a manager after first stepping into the limelight at Newcastle, whom he guided back into the Barclays Premier League following relegation, and has impressed at both Birmingham and current club Norwich since. ROY KEANE For many, Keane would be the perfect man to shake things up with his no-holds-barred approach to the game. Currently working as a television pundit, the 42-year-old Cork man cut his teeth as a manager at Sunderland, winning promotion to the Premier League at the first attempt, and later guided Ipswich to the semi-finals of the Carling Cup. last_img read more

Curbs disappointed by Fulham exit

first_img Press Association The 56-year-old, once touted as potential future England manager, can understand the decision, even if he is “disappointed” by the outcome. “There was a change of manager who decided he wanted to bring his own staff in, and that is always a consequence of managerial changes,” Curbishley said on Sky Sports News. “I understood it, I respected it, but I was a little bit disappointed because – when I went into Fulham – the role I had was something the club needed. “Rene had never been a manager before and I was there to advise and offer my opinion on things, as was Ray. “There are some inexperienced managers in the Premier League such as Tim Sherwood at Tottenham and Garry Monk at Swansea, so there is a role for ex-managers to be mentors. “But unfortunately it only lasted seven weeks. “The owner decided after the Liverpool game he was going to make a change. “Rene will be disappointed, as it was his first stab at management, because the two games previously against Manchester United – where we drew – and against Liverpool, when we led twice, we felt the tide was turning a little bit.” The Cottagers took the dramatic step of replacing Rene Meulensteen last week with the German coach, who also decided assistant manager Ray Wilkins and first-team technical director Curbishley would leave the club under a clean break from the old regime. Former Charlton boss Curbishley had only returned to football just before Christmas when taking up a new role at the west London club. Alan Curbishley would have liked more time to try to help Fulham stay in the Barclays Premier League, but has no doubt new manager Felix Magath believes he has “all the tools” needed to pull off a survival battle. Magath’s first match almost ended in victory at West Brom, but a late mistake from goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg saw them end up with a 1-1 draw which leaves Fulham still bottom of the table. However, the Cottagers are only four points from safety. German coach Magath has a reputation as a strict disciplinarian, but Curbishley sees no reason why the three-time Bundesliga winner should not make a successful transition to England. “He was a fantastic player, top class, been there, done that and won most things,” Curbishley added. “He did the double with Bayern Munich and is full of confidence, and believes he has the tools to make Fulham survive.” Ashkan Dejagah scored for Fulham at West Brom. The Iranian had worked with Magath at Wolfsburg, winning the Bundesliga in 2008-2009. Midfielder Dejagah believes the German will have his men fired up again for the west London derby against Chelsea at Craven Cottage next weekend. “I have known him for a long time,” Dejagah said on the club’s official website, www.fulhamfc.com. “It was a good week in training before West Brom, all the sessions were good. “We need to do the same this week and we’ll see what happens against Chelsea.” last_img read more

Dread’s late 3 lifts No. 16 Penn State over Rutgers

first_img“He knows that I’m confident in him,” Chambers said. “He knows the players are confident in him. As soon as it left his hands I knew it was in.”But coming out of the huddle with his team suddenly trailing after a Geo Baker jumper, Dread didn’t know he would get the ball.The play was designed to go to Penn State’s leading scorer Lamar Stevens for an inside shot that Penn State hoped would send the game to overtime.When Dread was left alone behind the arc, however, Izaiah Brockington found him.“When the play’s designed for Lamar, and I come off and knock it down, that just goes to show how much my teammates believe in me,” Dread said. “If I don’t shoot, I don’t play.” Associated Press February 26, 2020 Dread’s late 3 lifts No. 16 Penn State over Rutgers But he appears to be nearing a return.Jones, who was averaging 14.1 points per game before going out of the lineup, warmed up with the team in shorts and a tank top and appeared to work up a bit of a sweat. He was 2-for-3 on 3-pointers over the final two minutes of the team’s shootaround. Chambers would only say Jones would play once team doctors clear him to do so.WHAT WAS THAT?The Nittany Lions turned a bizarre sequence into quick points late in the first. With just over four minutes to play, John Harrar rainbowed an inbounds pass over a Rutgers defender toward Jamari Wheeler. But before it reached him, the ball bounced awkwardly off Penn State’s glass and Wheeler had to scramble to prevent it from careening out of bounds.The speedy Wheeler calmly corralled it, fired it down the court to Stevens who made an easy layup. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct.He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night.Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the Nittany Lions blew a 21-point lead. Akwasi Yeboah missed a 3-pointer the other way and Dread was swarmed by his teammates who snapped a two-game losing streak.center_img Young, who entered the night averaging eight points per game, hit a layup with 14:45 left and added two more along with a dunk from Ron Harper Jr. and a layup from Myles Johnson to pull the Scarlet Knights within a point with 10:03 left.Stevens scored the next two baskets and Penn State got some more offense to go back up by 10.Both teams played sturdy defense early before the Nittany Lions edged ahead 13-10 eight minutes in. Stevens increased his team’s lead with a 3-pointer from the corner two minutes later. Stevens’ first make of the game sparked a 27-9 run to make it a 21-point lead.ILL SHOTPenn State’s second-leading scorer Myreon Jones missed his sixth-straight game with an undisclosed illness. THE BIG PICTURERutgers: The Scarlet Knights have had a season to remember, but most of the highlights came in the first half when they went 12-3 up until Jan. 7. Since then they’re 6-8.Penn State: The Nittany Lions have been coughing up big leads in the second half of the season. They needed to halt their skid and were able to do so, though coach Patrick Chambers still wants his team to develop a killer instinct to put teams away.UP NEXTRutgers: Hosts No. 9 Maryland on Tuesday. Brockington scored 16 points and Stevens added nine for the Nittany Lions (21-7, 11-6 Big Ten). Dread finished with 11 and a career-best seven assists.“That game could’ve got ugly and it didn’t,” Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said. “Our guys battled and stayed the course.”Trailing 40-19 late in the first half, the Scarlet Knights tied the game at 62 with 1:32 left on Geo Baker’s layup. His jumper gave Rutgers a two-point lead with 42 seconds remaining before Dread’s big shot handed Rutgers (18-11, 9-9) its third-straight loss.Jacob Young scored 13 points for the Scarlet Knights who rallied after Penn State led by double digits well into the second half.They cut it to 51-50 with a 15-2 run that began as Young found ways to penetrate Penn State’s defense. Penn State: Visits No. 18 Iowa on Saturday.last_img read more

John cops 9th Annual Rainforest Waters cycling title on return

first_imgTEAM Coco’s cyclist Jamual John made an impressive return to Guyana’s circuit by comfortably winning the feature 35-lap Schoolboys and Invitational Race of the 9th Annual Rainforest Waters 11-race cycling meet, which was held at the inner circuit of the National Park yesterday.Returning to these shores after his lengthy sojourn on the USA circuits, John told Chronicle Sport that his experience overseas and training have helped him to improve a lot.This he noted, made him confident and he backed himself to win the race from the outset. John, who led from the start, fended off a stern challenge from Michael Anthony in the final sprint home.“I knew I could sit back for the majority of the race because I improved considerably in sprinting and I backed myself in the final stretch to the finish line,” John revealed.John took the race in one hour 22 minutes 35 seconds and was followed to the line by Anthony, while Team Evolution’s Paul De Nobrega settled for third.Meanwhile Adealie Hodge, Paul Cho-Wee-Nam, Kemuel Moses, Christopher ‘Chicken Legs’ Griffith and Marcus Keiler finished fourth to eight places in that order.Of the eight ‘primes’ on offer, John and De Nobrega carted off three each while Anthony and Hodge had one apiece.In the Juveniles 10-lap race, David Hicks triumphed over Sherwin Sampson to take first place in 25 minutes 20 seconds while copping the two sprint prizes.Meanwhile in the Veterans Over-50, Kennard Lovell copped first place ahead of Linden Blackman.In the U-50 Veterans 5-lap race, Nigel London took top honours in 11 minutes 31.52 seconds while Jaikaran Sookhai and Kwame Ridley were second and third respectively.last_img read more

Jackson dominates inside against Yellow Jackets, wins tournament MVP thanks to 26 total rebounds

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 27, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –– Staring coldly at the box score during his stern 15-second opening statement, Paul Hewitt touched on what he felt killed Georgia Tech in its loss to Syracuse. Yes, the man sitting to the right of him, Brian Oliver, exploded for 32 points. But Syracuse’s play with its forwards and centers was the real story of the afternoon. That’s what the Georgia Tech head coach felt won the game. Rick Jackson won the game. ‘They decided to force their physical will on us,’ Hewitt said. ‘We didn’t match it. We didn’t match it at all.’ Jackson was at the forefront of the Orange’s physical style of play Hewitt harped on. The senior power forward registered another double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds while playing in all 40 minutes Saturday. The effort, when coupled with his 12 rebounds in SU’s semifinal win over Michigan Friday, gave Jackson 26 total rebounds in the Legends Classic. It also gave him the tournament’s MVP award.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Jackson wasn’t surprised by the honor, much like Hewitt wasn’t surprised at what lost the game for the Yellow Jackets. Hewitt said he thought the game would fall in Syracuse’s favor once he saw that his players weren’t fouling Jackson and the Orange’s other big men. The Yellow Jackets head coach instructed his team to force SU’s bigs to go to the line out of a perceived lack of free-throw touch. ‘Jackson was 0-for-1. (Fab) Melo was 0-for-2. And (Baye Moussa) Keita didn’t even attempt a free throw.’ Hewitt said. ‘So we fouled a lot based upon how the whistles were going. But at least put those guys at the foul line to see what they can do.’ Jackson said he expected the award. ‘No, I’m not surprised at all,’ Jackson said. ‘You go hard — when you give 110 percent, you have got to get good results.’ Giving 100 percent is exactly what Jackson did all tournament. And the results came. Playing 78 of 80 total minutes in SU’s two wins was enough to feel confident about stealing the MVP award from Kris Joseph. Joseph led SU with 22 and 19 points in each of the two wins. But Jackson was the grit that led SU to the glory. In his eyes, all of those 78 minutes were hard earned. Especially the 40 he played in the championship, without a break. The minutes full of reckless sacrifice underneath the basket. ‘I just go out there, really trying to put my body on the line,’ Jackson said. ‘This tournament has been crazy. A lot of big guys. A lot of pushing and grabbing. But you have got to keep fighting, pushing with it. And get positive results.’ The positive results that were yielded for SU came in the form of 80 total points Saturday. Thirty-four of those points came in the paint, where Jackson dominated Georgia Tech starting center Daniel Miller all night. Miller ended the game scoreless. And 19 of those points came via the fastbreak or off turnovers. In an up-and-down game, action on the break was plentiful. But it wasn’t limited to the likes of SU guard Scoop Jardine and Georgia Tech’s three starting guards — the Yellow Jackets’ strength. Jackson stayed with the pace as well, throwing down several dunks, including a game-clinching alley-oop from Jardine just under the two-minute mark. The rebounds Hewitt glared at on the box score, though, were the statistics that started it all. Jackson was the reason for the rebounds. Hewitt and Jardine acknowledged that. ‘I’m going to credit our big guys,’ Jardine said. ‘Once again, Rick was getting rebounds that were allowing us to get on the break.’ aolivero@syr.edulast_img read more

Jim Boeheim on unofficial 1,000 wins: ‘I know how many wins I’ve had’

first_imgBoth players have experienced a Final Four, played on a No. 1 team and been affected by a self-imposed postseason ban in 2013-14. That’s a lot to digest, Roberson noted, even in the grand scheme of a 41-year coaching career.“It’s cool being here four years and seeing everything that’s happened to the program,” Roberson said. “The ups and downs, now finally seeing him get his 1,000 wins is meaningful.“He earned it.”As reporters continued to fling questions at Boeheim about the postgame circus on the court, whether he felt there was extra “oomph” or a different feel to the celebration, the head coach finally peeled off the proverbial muzzle placed on him by the NCAA.He wasn’t about to disclose his personal feelings about his career win total having an asterisk next to it, but he took on the perspective of the fans. The fans that plastered playful cutouts of his face on signs, and vigorously waved at him like they’d never get another glimpse of the iconic head coach.Boeheim knows what they all know: He’s won 1,000 games as Syracuse’s head coach.“The people here feel that we should not have lost those wins. That’s probably the way all fans would feel,” Boeheim said. “There was obviously some question whether some of those or all of those should’ve been taken. But, they have.” Comments Published on February 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img With the Carrier Dome court swallowed by a sea of Syracuse fans, Jim Boeheim took his time leaving the floor. As he passed by several signs with his name juxtaposed next to the number 1,000, he stopped to give high-fives before disappearing into the tunnel.The crowd showered him with cheers as he soaked in the only public moment he was allowed to acknowledge a milestone that won’t be printed on anything produced by Syracuse University. It wasn’t long before he was standing behind a podium, dancing around questions focused on his unofficial 1,000th career win.“I don’t really talk about that stuff,” SU’s head coach said. “I’m happy that we got to 15 (wins this season).“I know how many wins I’ve had. I’m very proud of that. Very proud.”Boeheim had no choice but to play coy about his 1,000th win, a product of the Orange’s (15-9, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) upset over No. 9 Virginia (17-5, 7-3), which will not officially be remembered as a landmark victory. The NCAA vacated 101 wins from Boeheim’s coaching record on March 6, 2015, when it pegged SU for a flurry of violations over several years that was summed up as a “lack of institutional control” on Boeheim’s part.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the eyes of the NCAA, this was Boeheim’s 899th career win. In the eyes of most every other spectator in the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon, what unfolded after the buzzer was a celebration of Boeheim joining elite coaching company. Unofficially, he joins Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer and former Tennessee women’s basketball head coach Pat Summitt as the only college basketball coaches to ever win 1,000 games.“The number I’m concerned about going into today was 15,” Boeheim said. “We had to get to 15 today. We’ve got tough road games ahead of us. Tough home games ahead of us. We have to win every chance we get.”For an SU team that starts four players in their first year with the program, experience is hard to come by when giving a quick glance at the roster. Tyler Roberson and Dajuan Coleman are the only seniors on the team to play their entire careers under Boeheim.MORE COVERAGETyus Battle scores career-high 23 points in Syracuse’s 66-62 upset win against No. 9 VirginiaWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 66-62 comeback win over No. 9 VirginiaBoeheim’s 1,000th* win brings importance to a once-lost seasonGallery: Syracuse beats No. 9 Virginia, 66-62last_img read more