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Hansford Residences is a striking, contemporary collection of three, four and five-bedroom, double-storey townhouses, positioned within the thriving Coombabah district. The dream to live beachside could soon be a reality for more first home buyers, with stage one of Hansford Residences on the Gold Coast nearing.The pet-friendly townhouses, each featuring private patios, are set to be a drawcard for buyers.CBRE Gold Coast residential project marketing director Nicholas Clydsdale said the collection of three, four and five-bedroom, double-storey townhouses were positioned within the Coombabah district. “The outdoor living aspect has driven much of the design of the townhouses,” Mr Clydsdale said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“We have seen that having sufficient and usable outdoor space for entertaining is a priority for our buyers.”With a total of 59 townhouses, the properties feature high-end inclusions and premium finishes, with stone benchtops, quality wooden floors and Bosch appliances.Mr Clydsdale said many buyers who already lived in the area saw the purchase as an upgrade while maintaining the perks of the Coombabah lifestyle.Stage one of Hansford Residences, to be completed in March, is 80 per cent sold. The development features landscaped communal gardens, a residents-only pool, complete with shared barbecue areas.With restaurants, bars and shopping centres close by, Hansford Residences is also handy to schools, sporting complexes and minutes from parkland and beaches.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad BissessarPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said the state of emergency (SoE) and the curfew (11 pm – 4 am) implemented in several areas of Trinidad will remain in place, until so advised by the security agencies.Speaking at a post Cabinet press conference on Thursday, she said the members of the security agencies spent several hours on Thursday addressing Cabinet.She said both measures, instituted on August 21, 2011, will be constantly reviewed. The three month SoE will officially end on December 5, 2011.The prime minister said the security agencies have said the SoE and the curfew have been “valuable tools in the fight of crime”. She said the agencies were putting measures in place to deal with crime after the SoE.The prime minister also announced the National Security Operations Centre (NSOC), which allows for all members of law enforcement agencies to share information. She said previously there was no joint planning or sharing of information. Quoting statistics since the start of the SoE to 6 am on Thursday, the prime minister said there have been 3,932 arrests. She said 57 persons were arrested for homicides. On a figure of 500 murders a year, she said it meant there were 45 murders per month. Noting that, although there were 15 murders in the first month of the SoE, “15 too much” it equated to a 70 percent reduction in murders. Other statistics given by the prime minister included 449 for gang related incidents; 745 for drugs; 769 for serious offences; 200 for other offences; 418 for enquiries and the seizure of 1,243 ammunition, 29 magazines and 125 firearms. Additionally, three quarters of billion dollars in drugs have been seized or destroyed.Caribbean News Now Tweet Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Trinidad state of emergency and curfew to continue by: – October 7, 2011 Share 10 Views no discussions Share
Cebu City, with 2,810 COVID-19 infections as of June 14, has already surpassed Quezon City as the area with the highest cases in the country./PN BACOLOD City –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Negros Occidental has intercepted four people in the town of Calatrava following their arrival from Cebu.PCG-Negros Occidental chief, Lieutenant Commander Jansen Benjamin, said concerned citizens phoned both the PCG substation in Calatrava and the local municipal police informing them that a boat carrying four people landed at the town’s Loly Beach Resort in Barangay San Isidro.Benjamin said local officials managed to hold all four of the passengers, while their boat managed to escape and return back to Cebu Island.However, the PCG immediately contacted their counterparts in Cebu Island, and the boat’s captain was later nabbed by PCG personnel in Toledo, Cebu.The PCG in Cebu later reported that the boat captain was ordered by a barangay official in Toledo City to ferry the four, whom the official claimed to be his relatives. PCG officials are now investigating the allegations made by the boat captain against the barangay official.Meanwhile, Benjamin said the four individuals that were intercepted have been transported to the municipality’s quarantine facility, and they would undergo testing through real time-polymerase reaction. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA
Greensburg, IN—During Monday evening’s Greensburg City Council meeting, the Council approved the ordinance that will allow fire pits in the city limits but with several restrictions. This is meant for fire pits that can be purchased or homemade pits that are made out of masonry blocks and can be no larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in depth. There are also restrictions listed for gas-starter fire pits.Mayor Josh Marsh reminds residents that fires aren’t meant to be a nuisance to your neighbors. No brush fires, trash burning, tires, or other types of cleanup fires. This ordinance is intended for use of firewood and starters for a small backyard fire.
Tim Sherwood is to take charge of Tottenham in an interim role after Spurs sacked Andre Villas-Boas as manager. Fabio Capello, Glenn Hoddle and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as contenders for the position in the longer term but Sherwood, who is already on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane, is set to be in charge for the Capital One Cup quarter-final at home against West Ham on Wednesday. His interim role could be extended for a longer period depending on the club’s search for a permanent successor. He was in charge at Spurs between 2001 and 2003 but has not been in club management since Wolves in 2006, but Gary Lineker was among those backing the former England boss. Lineker said on Twitter: “Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind.” There are also whispers that Southampton’s Pochettino, who has been hugely impressive at St Mary’s, has also attracted Levy’s admiration though he is known to be fiercely loyal to Saints chairman Nicola Cortese. Guus Hiddink’s agent has ruled the Dutchman out of the running – he is taking over as Holland coach after the World Cup. Swansea boss Michael Laudrup’s agent has also insisted the Dane is committed to staying at his club until the end of the season. Spurs are currently seventh in the table, two points ahead of Manchester United, and won their Europa League group with a 100 per cent record, scoring 15 goals and conceding just two in six games. Villas-Boas also had a good record overall as Tottenham manager, averaging 1.83 points per league match, and a win ratio of more than 53 per cent, the highest of all Spurs bosses in the Premier League era. In a short statement, Tottenham said: “The club can announce that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will take charge of the first team whilst the club progresses discussions. Steffen Freund and Tony Parks continue as part of the coaching staff. “Jose Mario Rocha, Luis Martins and Daniel Sousa leave the coaching staff and we wish them well for the future.” Villas-Boas’ spell as Tottenham manager came to an abrupt end after the club announced the 36-year-old had been sacked, a day after Spurs’ 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool. That result, which followed a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City last month, appears to have been the final straw for the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who delivered the coup de grace in person at the club’s training ground in Enfield. Tottenham said in a statement: “The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services. “The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.” Bookmakers have installed Capello as the early favourite. Although he is currently Russia’s head coach and due to take them to the World Cup finals, Franco Baldini, his former assistant at England, is Spurs’ technical director, and Capello was at White Hart Lane on Sunday commentating for Italian television. Other names linked with the post include former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann, currently coach of the USA, and a possible return for Hoddle. Press Association
Idaho State meets N. Arizona in Big Sky tourney Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 11 seed Idaho State (7-22, 4-16) vs. No. 6 seed Northern Arizona (16-13, 10-10)Big Sky Conference Tourney First Round, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Idaho State and Northern Arizona are set to do battle in the opening round of the Big Sky tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last went at it on Feb. 6, when the Lumberjacks outshot Idaho State 54.5 percent to 49.2 percent and recorded five fewer turnovers en route to a one-point victory. Associated Press SAVVY SENIORS: Idaho State’s Chier Maker, Jared Stutzman and Chidi Udengwu have combined to score 41 percent of the team’s points this season, including 53 percent of all Bengals scoring over the last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Cameron Shelton has either made or assisted on 56 percent of all Northern Arizona field goals over the last three games. Shelton has accounted for 21 field goals and 16 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: Northern Arizona is a perfect 10-0 when it scores at least 75 points. The Lumberjacks are 6-13 when scoring any fewer than that.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Lumberjacks have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Bengals. Northern Arizona has an assist on 32 of 66 field goals (48.5 percent) over its past three outings while Idaho State has assists on 33 of 86 field goals (38.4 percent) during its past three games.BALL SECURITY: Idaho State’s offense has turned the ball over 13.7 times per game this year, but is averaging 8.7 turnovers over its last three games. March 9, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Already, a very close confidant of the Chelsea midfielder admitted at the weekend that Obi and his managerial team are currently perusing all the offers on the table with the hope of picking the ‘most suitable’ of them all.“He is not looking for a club to win more trophies again. He is looking for a club, who will give him the right money. That is the more reason the agents are now carefully studying the offers tabled by all the clubs interested in his services,” revealed the close confidant of Mikel to Africanfootball.com.“He has achieved all what he can in football, so he needs the money now.”Two seasons ago, Mikel demanded a salary of six million dollars tax-free a year if he were to quit Stamford Bridge.It is already understood that Inter Milan has tabled a bigger offer than Olympique Marseille for the Nigeria skipper.Four top Chinese clubs as well as top French club Marseille and Milan rivals Inter and AC Milan are believed to be in the hunt for the experienced midfielder.The 29-year-old Mikel has outdone the legendary Nwankwo Kanu as the most decorated Nigeria star after he won both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League as well as two Premier League titles, four FA Cup and two League Cup winners’ medals.Just last summer, Mikel led Nigeria’s Dream Team VI to win Nigeria’s only medal -a bronze, in the men’s Olympic football event in Rio, Brazil.It is generally believed that Mikel is paying for the ‘sin’ of going to the Olympic when a new manager stepped into the saddle at Stamford Bridge. He has remained frozen out of action since the beginning of the current season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi Solaja with agency reportIt is apparently becoming clear to fans of English Premiership club, Chelsea that Super Eaglers Captain, John Mikel Obi, will be among the first set of players to be shipped out when the winter transfer window opens in just matter of days.
After four tune-up nonconference games, Syracuse flexed its muscles in its second real test of the season Thursday night.The Orange (6-0), which cruised to victory in its previous four games by an average margin of 52 points, stayed hot and defeated Texas (3-2), 77-65, in the Paradise Jam at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday night.Four scorers reached double digits for the Orange as sophomore Brianna Butler spearheaded the offense with 18 points and fellow guard Brittney Sykes added 17.After opening its season at Washington State – a Pacific-12 Conference member – SU faced teams from the weaker Ivy League, Mid-Eastern Athletic and America East Conferences. But with its strong showing over the Big 12 Longhorns, Syracuse proved its four blowout wins were no fluke.“I believe we had more intensity than them,” senior guard La’Shay Taft said in a postgame Orange All-Access interview. “We played hard, we tried after all the loose balls, do our jobs and we handled it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange held a strong grip early on and led for most of the game’s first 10 minutes. A 3-pointer by Brady Sanders put Texas ahead 15-13, but SU’s Taylor Ford connected on a 3 at the 8:30 mark for the last lead change of the game.Ford’s shot from deep sparked a 9-0 run over two minutes that sprung Syracuse in front by seven points. Behind Butler’s nine first-half points and 12 turnovers committed by Texas, the Orange led by as much as 11 in the opening frame, but only took a five-point advantage into the locker room at halftime.A Longhorns free throw to begin the second half sliced the lead to four, but a Butler 3 and Sykes layup pushed it up to nine. Texas drew within seven points twice within the first six and a half minutes of the second half, but never cut the lead shorter than that.Taft hit a 3 to extend the Orange’s lead to 42-32 at the 13:35 point. The shot, followed by two more Taft 3-pointers within the next minute, started a 19-9 stretch that essentially put the game away for SU.“She was huge,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said in a postgame Orange All-Access interview. “She’s a rhythm shooter, so once she starts making shots and got going, I knew we had to continue to go to her and get her open looks.”Syracuse’s advantage ballooned as high as 23 points. The Longhorns rode a 17-8 run over the last three minutes, but it was too late. By the final whistle, Texas turned the ball over 23 times and handed SU’s offense plenty of transition chances.“We did a really good job of capitalizing on them, too,” Hillsman said. “At the end of the day, it’s about getting more possessions and creating opportunities for ourselves and our team did a very good job of doing that.” Comments Published on November 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm Contact Phil: email@example.com | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+
The ninth-ranked Trojan football team suffered its first loss of the season this Saturday, a 37-31 beatdown at the hands of unranked Boston College.Redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler finished the game 31-for-41 for 317 yards and four touchdowns, but USC’s inability to run the ball or stop the Eagles’ own dynamic rushing attack left the Trojans looking for answers as the Eagles’ faithful flooded the field after the game.BC (2-1, 0-1 ACC) put up an astounding 452 rush yards, while USC (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) totaled just 20. The 452 rushing yards were the most the Trojans have given up since the 1977 Bluebonnet Bowl, when Texas A&M put up 486.“[Boston College] controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and the end result was we didn’t get it done,” USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said. “We need to improve.”USC had been preparing for BC quarterback Tyler Murphy all week, but appeared completely caught off guard by his speed. The Trojans allowed him to rack up 202 total rush yards, including a 66-yard scamper to the Trojans’ three-yard-line with just over three minutes left in the game that sealed the upset for the Eagles.“He just beat us with his skills,” sophomore safety Su’a Cravens said. “We were anticipating him to run the ball, we knew he liked to scramble. We just didn’t execute. Third downs came up and he was just running all over the field, so we’ve got to take the fall for that.”Murphy started slowly, though, which allowed the Trojans to jump out to a 10-0 lead.Midway through the first quarter, Kessler hit senior wide receiver George Farmer in the end zone for the Los Angeles native’s first career touchdown. A 52-yard field goal from senior kicker later in the first quarter Andre Heidari put the Trojans up 10-0.BC cut into the Trojans’ lead with a four-yard touchdown run by Tyler Rouse, but a missed extra point by kicker Alex Howell kept Trojan fans feeling confident.Kessler answered with a 51-yard screen to redshirt junior running back Javorius “Buck”Allen to extend the Trojans’ lead, but from then on out, it was all Eagles.As the clock wound down in the first half, BC’s Sherman Alston ripped off a 54-yard touchdown run to put the Eagles up 20-17 at halftime.Though the Trojans looked sluggish at times in the first half, fans were anticipating a spark once senior linebacker Hayes Pullard stepped back on the field for the third quarter. Pullard received a targeting penalty in the second half of the game at Stanford and was forced to sit out of the first half of Saturday night’s game.But despite Pullard’s best efforts, the Eagles continued to manipulate the Trojans’ defense to open up the second half.“[BC] just went out there and executed the plan,” Pullard said. “We couldn’t just beat them off of raw talent. We have to base our focus on preparation, being able to contain these high-profile quarterbacks. That’s what we’re going to be playing against in the Pac-12, so I would look at this as more of a gain than a loss.”While Pullard and the USC defense couldn’t stop the bleeding, the Trojans’ offense was nonexistent. The Eagles sacked Kessler on third down on each of USC’s three drives in the third quarter, forcing the Trojans to punt deep in their own territory every time.The Trojans’ offensive line finally showed its inexperience, as Kessler was sacked a total of five times in the game.“[BC’s defense] did a good job getting to me,” Kessler said. “We should have made some better calls on my part and my O-line’s part, it was a combination of both.”When the Trojans got desperate late in the fourth quarter, Sarkisian called for Kessler to throw the ball more often, and he provided a spark the team had been missing all game. Kessler went 17-for-20 in the fourth, including a touchdown toss to sophomore wide receiver Darreus Rogers with 1:18 left to cut BC’s lead to 37-31.Murphy, on the other hand, went 0-for-2 in the fourth quarter and just 5-for-13 on the game.The bye week comes at a good time for the Trojans, who were outgained 506 to 337 in total yards. USC will have a week off before returning home to host Oregon State, and the squad is ready to get back to the drawing board.“The loss was hard,” Sarkisian said. “We’ve got a very disappointed locker room, but I really believe we’ll bounce back. We’ll do it in great fashion.”