Warner Lakes has a market in transition

first_imgThe home at 18 Oakwood Ct, Warner.THE Warner Lakes project has come of age as buyers hunt for sizeable homes according to LJ Hooker Albany Creek sales agent, Patrick D’Arrigo.Mr D’Arrigo said the sale of 18 Oakwood Rd, Warner for $560,000 was typical of the demand from families looking for spacious property.“Its size internally — it had four internal living areas plus its alfresco — was pretty good as well,” Mr D’Arrigo said.He said the seller had been the second owners of the home and decided it was time to relocate to a new house closer to the CBD.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr D’Arrigo said the buyer had older children, so a home with plenty of room would allow the kids to have their own space. The outdoor area at 18 Oakwood Ct, Warner.He said, in general, the whole market through this inner-northern stretch had been humming along nicely.“It’s been cracking of late — 2017 has seen some very good results, especially homes with a bigger block size,” he said. “Warner, and Warner Lakes especially, has been mainly developed now so there’s not as much opportunity to build anymore. “You pretty much have to buy established, especially if you want a good size property on a good block.”last_img read more

4 yield P2-M shabu

first_imgThe following were taken to the Santa Barbara police station: More shabu were recovered from them – in 17 big heat-sealed plastic sachets and in a round transparent plastic container – weighing 213 grams and valued at around P2 million. The suspects face a charge for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Yesterday’s operation was coordinated with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency./PN * Rudini Arabacan, 36, of Barangay Cagay, Roxas City The suspects were arrested at around 2:30 p.m. in an entrapment operation of the Police Regional Office 6’s Regional Drug Enforcement Unit and Regional Intelligence Division. An undercover police officer bought from them a sachet of shabu for P2,000. “We will continue our relentless operation against illegal drugs amid the pandemic until we have arrested and jailed the last illegal drug dealer or pusher in Western Visayas,” he said. * Roseler Villalba, 39, of Barangay Poblacion Ilaya, Dumarao, Capiz * Jan Herbert Roxas, 43, of San Roque Extension, Roxas City ILOILO City – Four illegal drug suspects were arrested yesterday at Deca Homes Subdivision in Barangay Balabag, Santa Barbara, Iloilo. They yielded P2-million worth of shabu. Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, regional police director, applauded the operation. * Hersky Cabarlo, 43, of Barangay Poblacion  Ilawod, Dumarao, Capiz Prior to the entrapment, the suspects were placed under nearly a month of surveillance, said Police Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of the PRO-6.last_img read more

Ward continues to dominate IMCA Modifieds at Tri-City

first_imgAUBURN, Mich. (May 6) – To say defending Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modi­fied champion Myron DeYoung has had a rough start to the season at Tri-City Motor Speed­way would be a huge understatement.It looked like maybe his luck would turn around Friday night however, as he dominated his heat race. Starting inside row two, he immediately passed front row starters Craig Vance and Matt Szecsodi and lead through lap 13 in the main event.But once again, A.J. Ward, who has won every feature in 2016, found his way to DeYoung’s back bumper. The frontrunners put on quite a display before Ward pulled away and cruised to win num­ber three on the season.DeYoung was second, followed by Vance, Chad Wernette and “B” winner Austin Wonch.A record 107 drivers vied in the regular weekly show at Auburn.last_img read more

Trapattoni ready for Ibra challenge

first_imgGiovanni Trapattoni is backing his Ireland side to handle the threat of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in next month’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Sweden in Dublin. While the Italian is trying to keep a positive outlook, Forde and St Ledger face a race against time to prove their fitness for the Group C meeting, meaning Keiren Westwood and Ciaran Clark may well be called upon again. It is difficult to know how much Trapattoni would have learned about the qualities of his keeper and back four given Wales were toothless in attack for long periods, indeed Westwood did not have a save to make until the 55th minute. He may well have gotten more from the game had Gareth Bale, every bit as talismanic for Wales as Ibrahimovic is for the Swedes, not been absent through injury. But, after recording a clean sheet to extend Ireland’s run of form to just one defeat in eight games, Trapattoni is prepared to back the same line-up. When asked if he would be prepared to go with the same defensive selection, he said: “Probably, for example, Ciaran Clark is a strong defender and he has a good mentality. “John O’Shea is the captain and it is possible we will go in with the same back five as we have injuries to David Forde, Richard Dunne and Sean St Ledger. We could even have another problem by them, it is sometimes like that.” But he was quick to point out that cutting the supply lines to Ibrahimovic will be the most effective way of limiting his influence as the Irish look to steal a march on the Swedes and Austria in the race, with all three sides tied on 11 points, for a play-off spot. He said: “Ibra is a typical striker who scores a lot of goals. He is one of these special players like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. While Ireland were playing out a goalless bore draw against Wales in Cardiff on Wednesday night, Paris St Germain striker Ibrahimovic was sending an ominous reminder of his attacking gifts by scoring a hat-trick in his country’s 4-2 win over Norway. Trapattoni was forced into defensive alterations in Cardiff with keeper David Forde and defenders Sean St Ledger and Richard Dunne unavailable. “But, even with players like that, you have to remember the team is important. “He needs a team around him. We are one team, we all support each other and we are one on the pitch and that is our strength. “We have a good balance to our play, the players know what I am asking of them and when we need to focus and defend, we do it. “Obviously there is a lot of quality in individual players and Ibrahimovic can score in any situation at any moment, but we have a good attitude and mentality at the moment and we are confident.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Pardew blasts Gunners over Cabaye

first_img “This is a terrific player.” Pardew now feels Newcastle are in the same situation as Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham, who have both had to fend off unwanted interest in Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale respectively. And he believes it warrants the whole transfer window regulations being looked at again. “You put him in the Suarez and Bale situation which he has found himself in,” he said. “There is a question about the window being closed before we kick off the Premier League season. “I know the Premier League asked the European leagues to do it and they wouldn’t fall in line. “But after the summer we have had, the situations we have had, with Rooney as well, it is definitely something they need to put under the microscope again.” Press Association Pardew sent Cabaye back to the north-east, believing he was not in the right mental state to do himself justice after news of the approach leaked into the public domain. In his absence, Newcastle were hammered 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium and Pardew evidently was not impressed. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew accused Arsenal of a lack of respect for not waiting until after their Premier League encounter at Manchester City before making a bid for midfielder Yohan Cabaye. “I didn’t see any reason why that needed to happen,” said Pardew. “When you do a pre-season like we have and been very thorough and prepared for three days with a team that includes Cabaye, it is tough for his head to be turned on the eve of a game. “Why they couldn’t do us the respect and the honour of waiting until Tuesday evening is beyond me.” Pardew could have asked Cabaye to play, but he felt the Frenchman, who has also attracted interest from Manchester United this summer, would have found it impossible to concentrate. “It is a very difficult situation and hard to get your head round to play a game of this magnitude,” he said. “It is pretty obvious I am upset about it.” The bid was dismissed out of hand, with Pardew insisting it falls well below Newcastle’s valuation. “I am not sure of the exact terms of it (the bid) but it is below our valuation for sure,” said Pardew. last_img read more

Sanchez: Arsenal had an okay season

first_img The 23-year-old has until 6pm on Wednesday to formally respond to the FA, but Press Association Sport understands the player and club are ready to face the sanctions from the governing body’s independent disciplinary commission. Wilshere, who came through the Gunners’ youth ranks, took to the microphone to mock the club’s fierce rivals as the players celebrated on a stage outside the Emirates Stadium on May 31. In similar scenes to 12 months ago, Wilshere then proceeded to lead the massed ranks of Arsenal supporters in a chant which included expletives against Spurs, who again finished below their north London neighbours in the Barclays Premier League table. Wilshere was subsequently reminded about his responsibilities by the club, and also then issued an apology via Twitter for any offence caused. The FA, though, had issued a written warning to the player for past behaviour and so moved to open a formal disciplinary case. Following England’s goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland on Sunday, Wilshere had looked to put the incident behind him. “I was a little (disappointed with the charge), but you know that is something the FA are dealing with and my club are dealing with so what will be, will be,” he said. “I have always had that bond with the Arsenal fans since I was young because I came through the club. I grew up at Arsenal and I love the fans, but believe it or not, I have actually got family who are Tottenham fans so it’s nothing personal against them, it was just a bit of fun.” Alexis Sanchez believes he evolved as a player at Arsenal last season, but felt the team could have achieved more. However Sanchez feels, with the talent of Arsene Wenger’s squad, there remains a sense of what might have been after seeing their title challenge fade despite a strong second half of the campaign, and disappointment in exit from the Champions League to unfancied Monaco. “It was an okay season, but it was bittersweet. I would have liked to have been in the Champions League final, to have won the Premier League title,” Sanchez told a press conference ahead of Chile’s first Copa America match with against Ecuador on Friday. “I would have liked to be in the Champions League final or to have won the Premier League title. I believe we have a bunch of skilful players so to not achieve more is disappointing.” Sanchez scored 25 goals for the Gunners, and set up many more. He added: “I had a breakthrough in my football life. Now I switch to the left, I make goals, I pass, I am evolving. “And if I am put in at centre forward, I will do it in the best way possible and I am fit to play.” Arsenal are expected to strengthen the squad again in the summer, and continue to be linked with a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, meanwhile, is expected to accept a misconduct charge from the Football Association following his anti-Tottenham chants during the FA Cup victory parade, which could carry a heavy fine or possibly even a suspension. The Chile forward is away on international duty with Chile as they host the Copa America. The 26-year-old, signed in a £30million deal from Barcelona last summer, was the stand-out player for the Gunners, capping a memorable campaign with a superb goal in the 4-0 FA Cup final win over Aston Villa at Wembley. Press Associationlast_img read more

Pan American Indoor Hockey Championships…

first_imgGuyana Women to open account against UruguayTHE highly-anticipated Pan American Indoor Hockey Championships start at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with the Guyana Women playing two games.They ladies will play against Uruguay in the second match of the day at 11:15hrs before turning around to play Argentina at 17:30.hrsThe day’s proceedings open with the Argentina Women taking on the Barbadians at 10:00hrs in the first game with the third women’s encounter featuring the United States and Trinidad and Tobago at 12:30hrs.At 13:35, the Men’s action gets underway with Canada and Mexico squaring off after which Guyana and Barbados will clash at 15:00hrs.Women’s action returns at 16:15hrs with Canada and Barbados having to battle while the Guyanese ladies return to action.Following a brief opening ceremony at 17:00hrs, Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago return at 18:45hrs for a men’s clash with Uruguay and Trinidad and Tobago closing off the night at 20:00hrs with a female clash.Play resumes tomorrow with six more matches at the same venue, starting from 13:00 hrs and Guyana’s men will open their quest for top honours with a clash against regional counterparts T&T at 16:45 hrs.All Guyana is being urged to wear Green or Yellow tops in support of the national teams.last_img read more

Syracuse loses to Miami, 4-2, in ACC tournament quarterfinals

first_img Published on April 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 7 seed Syracuse (14-8, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) lost its rematch battle against No. 2 seed Miami (18-4, 13-2) on Friday, falling 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.Unlike the teams’ previous encounter when Miami won 6-1, the sets mostly dragged out longer.The Orange got on the scoreboard early with a quick doubles point from Anna Shkudun and Dina Hegab. Soon after, No. 33 ranked doubles team Gabriela Knutson and Valeria Salazar upset No. 9 ranked Stephanie Wagner and Wendy Zhang in a tight 7-6 match.Singles, though, were a different story for the Orange as Miami jumped on the board quick and early. Libi Mesh fell to Clara Tanielian 0-6, 1-6 right off the bat. Then Maria Tritou lost to Silvia Fuentes 4-6, 0-6.Anna Shkudun, No. 62 in the nation in singles, was next to lose against No. 6 singles player Stephanie Wagner by a score of 6-4, 6-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKnutson, the 81st -ranked singles player, continued her strong season into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 7-5 performance against No. 61 Zhang.The match ended when Valeria Salazar lost in a second-set tie-breaker to No. 8 singles player Sinead Lohan. While both sets were close, Lohan pulled away at the tail end, winning 7-5, 7-6.Dina Hegab’s match was left unfinished after Miami secured the fourth and meet-winning point.The Orange will wait for the NCAA tournament’s seeding to be announced. The field includes 64 teams and SU ranks No. 27 in the nation. Commentslast_img read more

Cochran solid for Wisconsin

first_imgIn his second season at Wisconsin, sophomore defender AJ Cochran has played every minute in the defense this fall. In addition to his defensive duties, Cochran has also scored one goal for UW in 2012.[/media-credit]Three years ago, when AJ Cochran heard of Wisconsin, he fell in love almost immediately. The Big Ten atmosphere, the 40,000-plus students, the social scene and excellence in academics all appealed to the then high school senior. While still in pursuit of finding the university where he would like to play collegiate soccer, a simple, small shove of guidance from his sister made all of the difference.“[Wisconsin] was an awesome and unreal campus, from what my sister told me,” Cochran said. “I was like, ‘I’m definitely going to go check this place out.’”And once he made that decision, the game was just about over for competing schools, as it took Cochran just 30 minutes to decide Madison was the place for him. It also helped that now head coach John Trask had made a very similar decision.Trask began his recruitment of Cochran while he was head coach at Illinois-Chicago. One year later, once he became UW’s head coach, the idea of Cochran as a Badger was a perfect fit for everyone involved.“It became a win-win-win all the way around because academically and socially [Cochran] was crying out for an institution like this,” Trask recalled. “Once I got to [Wisconsin], it was pretty much a done deal for his family and him to commit to us, knowing that we were building something.”What Trask was building was a notable soccer program at Wisconsin, something that hadn’t been seen in awhile. The Badgers had not finished above .500 in Big Ten play since 2006, and Trask was looking for a defensive centerfold. Cochran was his man.And ever since, Cochran has been a key piece in the puzzle for a Wisconsin team that has made steady improvement.The 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year from Missouri started for much of his freshman season, logging over 1,600 minutes, more than any other Badger freshman. His consistent play throughout the conference schedule made him an obvious pick to the Big Ten All-Freshman team.The Badgers finished his freshman season with a conference record of 4-2 and a surprising tie for second place. This season, Cochran is the only Badger to play every minute of all 13 matches.Throughout his career, Cochran has tallied just two career goals, but as a defender, it isn’t often Cochran’s name stands out in the scorebook. However, he does stand out in a completely different way: his physical makeup and athleticism.Standing 6-foot-3, Cochran is taller than many other players, which immediately separates him from competitors and his 200-pound frame complements his height, making him more of a mountain for opposing forwards to get around than a skinny cedar tree.Add a 30-plus inch vertical leap, and he becomes one difficult matchup opponents need to plan for, even though he is relegated to the defensive side of the field for most of the game.“AJ is just a big defender. He is able to win 50/50 balls, air balls, everything that comes to the back,” fellow defender Paul Yonga said. “His confidence in the back allows him to know that he is going to win every ball in the back [of the field]. All that put together makes him a great defender.”What separates Cochran even more is his approach to the game. Facing a big bull is one thing, but when that big bull is out to get you is a completely different story. When he steps onto the pitch, Cochran is a big bull.“I know a lot of my teammates probably don’t like to practice against me because when I step across the lines, I think you have to have a different attitude,” Cochran said. “I will be your best friend off the field, but once you get on the field, it’s a eat or be eaten mentality for me.”It’s that mentality that makes Cochran a boost to the Badgers offense and a strategy problem for opponents. Now having played more than 10 games in the Big Ten, Trask has noticed that opponents are scheming to keep the Badgers’ leaper close to the ground.Whether it is fouling, holding, tripping him or just getting in the way, Trask knows that teams aim to take Cochran out of the offensive equation. Sometimes, however, his aggressiveness is too much to contain.“You see times where the goalkeeper doesn’t even touch the ball, and you hear ‘AJ’s ball,’” Trask said. “I have not seen too many other collegiate players who have that mindset of ‘If it’s in the air, it’s mine.’”His leaping ability is clearly important to his effectiveness, and helps him stand out among the best defenders in the Big Ten. Trask, however, thinks Cochran is one of the best defenders in the nation, and it is not too lofty of a claim.Cochran has competed for the United States throughout his amateur years in Argentina, Chile and Northern Ireland as a member of the U-18 and U-20 national teams.His travels and opportunity to represent his home country were “unreal” in his words, but in the end, he still could not get Wisconsin off his mind.“It is a lot different than college, because you are obviously representing your country,” Cochran said. “But going all around the world to play the sport you love, and then coming back here to a campus and school you love to play for, the two kind of go together.”Sort of like Cochran and Trask. Trask also spent some time with the U.S. national team this summer as an assistant coach, and that bond among others is a common ground they share that few other players and coaches can match.Their strong relationship has continued to grow, and the program Trask mentioned in his recruitment is starting to take full shape.“At times I wish we were a little bit further along for AJ’s sake,” Trask said of his program’s status and Cochran’s potential. “He has been a big part of why we think the program is going in the right direction.”Follow Sean on Twitterlast_img read more

Real Madrid Foundation Officials Arrive Rivers for Assessment of Instructors, Students

first_imgAlbert told journalists that the Real Madrid Foundation is in town to ensure that everything is ready for the operation of the Academy.He expressed satisfaction with the quality of the facility, saying that it is good enough to train children.“You have a fantastic facility here to train children. It is a privilege for Real Madrid Foundation to operate here in Nigeria. For all Children, this is an authentic facility “, he said.Special Adviser on Real Madrid Academy, Chris Green, said the academy would secure the future of Rivers Children .He said that the management of Real Madrid Academy would maintain facilities at the academy and ensure that it delivers on its objectives.“I will use all the experience I have garnered in football administration to make sure this Academy is developed. We are going to churn out stars from Rivers State. In Rivers State, we have abundance of talents that can play the game of football “, he said.Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Sports, Mr James Enebeli, said the officials of the Real Madrid Foundation would interact with instructors, selected primary and secondary school players today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ernest Chinwo in Port HarcourtOfficials of Real Madrid Foundation yesterday arrived Port Harcourt for the assessment of trained instructors of the Real Madrid Academy for the take off of academic and sporting activities at the institution.Led by Campus and Clinic Sport Technician of Real Madrid Foundation, Carlos Albert, the officials were scheduled to meet with the Real Madrid Trained Instructors and their students on Wednesday.last_img read more