Hamptons style display home targets first home buyers in Townsville

first_img Where tenants are ditiching dead money for a mortgage “Cosgrove Estate has been getting a lot of attention recently and one of its drawcards is the slightly elevated land,” Ms Montgomerie said. “The estate has a lot of first time home builders and also people venturing into the property market for the first time. “This new display home is aimed at the first home buyers’ market — it’s price point driven and geared towards those who have that to consider.”The display home at 1 Peak Circuit in Cosgrove, will be open next Friday 16 August through to August 20. Flood victims finally return home Buyers could secure a property like this one at 1 Peak Circuit, Cosgrove Estate.A NEW display home at Cosgrove Estate, has been designed with first home buyers in mind. The house had been built by GJ Gardner Homes featuring four large bedrooms and two separate living areas appealing to growing families and entry level buyers.Director at GJ Gardner Homes Townsville Natasha Whiteside said the home had been carefully designed with a specific buyer in mind. READ MORE Iconic Rollingstone Ranch snapped up center_img READ MORE More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It has been built well and truly for first home buyers and its layout is perfect for people who are beginning a family,” Ms Whiteside said. “It has good cluster of bedrooms towards the back end of the house, so there is good accessibility to the children’s rooms and we have designed it to be Hampton’s style as that is very much on trend right now.“It’s got a great entry price point and we offer low deposit options for first home buyers.” Marketing manager at Parkside Group Fiona Montgomerie said the display home revealed to first homeowners what they could build at Cosgrove Estate. last_img read more

Alonzo Gee

first_imgAlonzo Gee is not a household name when NBA basketball players are discussed.  However, the Alabama College player has played 6 years in the NBA averaging 7.3 points per game, 1.1 assists per game, and 3.3 rebounds per game.  These are not outstanding stats, but they make him a good player to bring off the bench.What makes Alonzo so valuable to pro basketball is his flexibility when trades come about.  He can play several positions, and his contract is not cumbersome.  In fact, in the last couple of years he has been a Blazer, a Nugget, a King, a Rocket, a Pelican, a Cavalier, and a Hornet.  In some of these trades I don’t think he even got to the city where these teams play before he was traded again.  These trades occur when teams are trying to move up in the draft order and Gee seems to fit in quite well in this category.Watch the box scores this year and see where Alonzo lands.last_img read more

Ghana celebrates Nketiah after Arsenal FA Cup triumph

first_imgGhana’s football followers are still basking in the euphoria of Eddie Nketiah’s involvement in the Arsenal’s FA Cup victorious outing. The football buffs went all out rejoicing as they hoped to lure Nketiah back home to play for Black Stars. Supporters are speculating that the Ghana national team could be aiming to persuade Nketiah to switch international allegiances after the African nation’s football association sent him a congratulatory message for winning the FA Cup. England under-21s striker Nketiah, who is of Ghanaian descent, won his second major title in two months as the Gunners beat Chelsea 2-1 to at Wembley on Saturday. Loading… Advertisement The 21-year-old saw eight minutes of action as a late substitute, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double ensured a comeback victory, Christian Pulisic having given the Blues an early lead. The title, which secured Arsenal a place in the 2020-21 Europa League, was Nketiah’s second of the 2019-20 season as he spent the first part of the campaign with Leeds United, who ultimately won the English Championship to seal a comeback to the Premier League. Born to Ghanaian parents in London, the forward looks to be on the radar of the African nation who could be hoping to convince him to play for Ghana at senior level after coming through the various youth sides of England, from U18s up to the U21s. read also:Nketiah rejects loan transfer as Arsenal give him first-team shot On Saturday night, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) appeared to indicate their interest in the player with a congratulatory social media message on his latest feat. The tweet has generated a lot of reactions, with many Ghanaian football fans excited about a hot Premier League talent being added to their ranks, although others suggested Nketiah would be better swerving the Black Stars and sticking with the Three Lions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Police Blotter 01-26-2020

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Jack Butland saves the day for Stoke as they take a point at Newcastle

first_imgGoalkeeper Jack Butland was the hero as Stoke left Newcastle with a hard-earned point as the Magpies once again failed to make the most of their chances. Butland came to Stoke’s rescue when he blocked Sissoko’s 55th-minute shot after he had exchanged passes with Wijnaldum and Chancel Mbemba headed just wide from the resulting corner, and the keeper managed to beat away Perez’s shot after the home side launched a pacy break. Mitrovic and Wollscheid were both booked as their running battle boiled over with 64 minutes gone with the game descending into something of an arm-wrestle. Butland managed to tip away Sissoko’s stinging 83rd-minute drive and Lascelles’ bullet header with three minutes left to preserve his clean sheet as the Magpies came up agonisingly short. TWEET OF THE MATCH “What a performance from Jack Butland. Not a better keeper than him in the country at the moment. NUFC the better team but Couldn’t beat him.” – Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) reacts to Butland’s performance. PLAYER RATINGS Newcastle Rob Elliot: 7 Daryl Janmaat (Lascelles, 83 mins): 6 Chancel Mbemba: 7 Fabricio Coloccini : 6 Paul Dummett: 6 Moussa Sissoko: 7 Cheick Tiote (De Jong, 70 mins): 7 Vurnon Anita: 6 Georginio Wijnaldum: 6 Ayoze Perez: 8 Aleksandar Mitrovic: 6 Subs Siem de Jong: 6 Jamaal Lascelles: 7 Stoke Jack Butland: 8 Glen Johnson: 7 Philipp Wollscheid: 6 Ryan Shawcross: 6 Erik Pieters: 7 Xheridan Shaqiri: 7 Charlie Adam: 7 Glenn Whelan: 6 Marko Arnautovic: 6 Bojan Krkic (Afellay, 59 mins): 6 Jonathan Walters: 6 Subs Ibrahim Afellay: 6 Peter Crouch: 6 STAR PLAYER Jack Butland produced four vital second-half saves to keep Newcastle at bay as the Magpies threw everything they had at him. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Butland’s 55th-minute stop to deny Moussa Sissoko after he and Georginio Wijnaldum had carved the Potters’ defence wide open. VIEW FROM THE BENCH It was a frustrating day for both managers as Steve McClaren saw his side create more than enough chances to win the game, but take none of them, while Mark Hughes was left to bemoan the lack of a final ball in promising positions. MOAN OF THE MATCH Mitrovic and Wollscheid became embroiled in a running battle which saw both needlessly booked after a bout of handbags. WHO’S UP NEXT Bournemouth v Newcastle (Premier League, Saturday November 7). Stoke v Chelsea (Premier League, Saturday November 7). Butland made two second-half saves from Moussa Sissoko, including a stunning effort with seven minutes remaining, and others from Ayoze Perez and substitute Jamaal Lascelles having needed the help of a post to deny Aleksandar Mitrovic before the break in front of a crowd of 47,139. He more than anyone prevented Steve McClaren’s men from securing the win they needed to ease the pain of their derby defeat at Sunderland, and they remain deep in trouble with only one Barclays Premier League win to their name so far this season. McClaren was looking for a swift response to last Sunday’s defeat at the Stadium of Light, a game his side dominated before two crucial refereeing decisions went against them, and they started in positive fashion. However, with Stoke offering more than the Black Cats had in the opening 45 minutes, it proved a frustrating first half with clear-cut chances at a premium. Both sides were careless in possession as wide-man Marko Arnautovic caused problems for the hosts, while Perez was at the centre of much of Newcastle’s better work. However, it was fellow striker Mitrovic who came closest to breaking the deadlock, forcing Butland into a fourth-minute save and Ryan Shawcross into a hurried clearance before Philipp Wollscheid blocked his shot. But the Serbia international was unfortunate not to open the scoring when he climbed highest to meet Sissoko’s 28th-minute cross and glance a header past Butland’s despairing dive, only to see the ball come back off the inside of the post. For their part, Stoke created little of note despite enjoying a fair share of the possession, although had defenders Chancel Mbemba and Fabricio Coloccini or striker Jonathan Walters managed to get a touch to Charlie Adam’s driven cross, they might have taken a 17th-minute lead. Perez sent a curling effort just wide after linking well with Mitrovic and Georginio Wijnaldum three minutes after the restart, and the Dutchman tested Butland with a 50th-minute free-kick after Glenn Whelan had tugged his shirt. Magpies keeper Rob Elliot did well to repel Walters’ header at point-blank range after Arnautovic had been allowed to cross from the left, but the home side were building momentum. Press Associationlast_img read more

Saido Berahino set for return to West Brom starting line-up

first_img The forward has been benched for the last six games and has not started for Albion since October. Salomon Rondon’s red card in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth means the club’s £12million record buy is banned for the next three games, starting with the Boxing Day trip to Swansea. Saido Berahino is in line for a recall to plug West Brom’s striker gap over Christmas with the Baggies braced for more interest from Tottenham. Berahino’s form dropped following four rejected summer bids from Tottenham – after which he threatened to go on strike – and he has scored just three goals this season but boss Tony Pulis is prepared to grant him a return. He said: “We have got a tough Christmas period so the players will be played. Given the way he has trained in the last couple of days, given the opportunity, hopefully he can show what he can do. “We have two games in three days so we would definitely rotate the squad. We will start with players at Swansea which we won’t start with against Newcastle. We will certainly rotate the side.” Albion expect further January interest from Barclays Premier League rivals Spurs but Pulis insisted Berahino, who scored 20 goals last season, must knuckle down if he stays. He said: “How long have we got until the window opens? I am going to be talking about the same old, same old, same old all the time. If Tottenham come in and they do the deal, they do the deal. “If they don’t come in Saido has got to get his head down and recognise and realise he has got to work hard, get in our team and start scoring goals again. “I’m not going to tell Daniel Levy (Tottenham chairman) what to do and I’m not going to tell Jeremy (Peace, West Brom chairman), if he doesn’t want to sell, what to do.” Along with Rondon, James McClean is also banned following his straight red against Bournemouth but Claudio Yacob is available after a family bereavement. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Brock, Wisconsin rocked by rain, runs in 10-6 collapse

first_imgComing into the weekend, the University of Wisconsin softball team knew that the two series were critical to the Badgers goal of reaching the Big Ten Tournament. UW was unable to capitalize on opportunities and dropped two of three, including a crippling 10-6 loss to Ohio State Sunday afternoon. UW’s game against OSU was delayed for more than two hours Sunday. Maybe for the Badgers’ sake, they would have liked the rain to keep coming, as they lost the game that may turn out to be the final nail in the coffin of UW’s Big Ten Tournament hopes, after the Badgers’ split their series with Penn State. Eden Brock had a rough go of it in her 12th consecutive start. Brock (17-12) went the distance despite allowing 10 runs on 14 hits. Brock was quick to refute the possibility that she has worn down over the course of her recent string of outings. During Brock’s 12 game start streak, she has thrown six consecutive complete games.”I think I actually have gotten better in the last few games, even though we lost last night — I threw a fat pitch — and today, I think it had more to do with mental errors than my pitching.”UW head coach Chandelle Schulte defended the coaching staff’s decision to leave Brock in the game instead of putting freshman Leah Vanevenhoven in.”Eden, with the exception of the Penn State home run, has kept the ball in the ballpark,” Schulte said. “She may give up multiple hits, but she gives us the opportunity to win.”Most of hits we could have helped her out on”UW struck back big in the bottom half of the second. Joey Daniels led the inning off with her fifth double of the year to the gap in left-center. Alexis Garcia followed Daniels with a towering home run down the leftfield line.The Badgers weren’t done there. After a Valyncia Raphael groundout, Kaitlin Reiss hit the team’s second double of the inning to right. Lynn Anderson then walked on four pitches, prompting Ohio State head coach Linda Kalafatis to lift Juarez after just 1 and 2/3 innings of work. Relief pitcher Courtney Pruner did not fare much better. Athena Vasquez — the first batter to face Pruner — nuked a home run to left field. The three-run shot was Vasquez’s second in as many days and closed the book on Juarez, who was charged with four runs on four hits. “They’ve always had the power,” Schulte said of Garcia and Vasquez. “Their confidence level has gone up a little bit, and they are learning to hit the inside pitch really well. If [pitchers] make a mistake, we’re making them pay for it.”Even though the loss hurt, Vasquez could take some solace in the fact her offense came around. “It’s always nice to hit a couple of home runs, so I can take some satisfaction from that,” Vasquez said. Brock nearly escaped a leadoff double by Pruner, but after consecutive fly ball outs, she walked Juarez and then gave up back-to-back RBI singles.Ohio State broke it open in the fifth, scoring five runs on four hits. A leadoff hit again came back to haunt Brock when Chelsea Baker singled home Vanderick, who led off the inning with a single. UW tried to fight back in its half of the fifth. Hnatyk tripled off the wall in right to lead off the inning and came in to score on a balk by Kim Reeder (15-8), who came on in relief of Pruner to pick up the win. UW’s rally was short circuited when Garcia’s liner to first base turned into a double play, as Daniels was caught off base.Ohio State added two more insurance runs in the top of the seventh on a fielder’s choice groundout off the bat of Juarez and an RBI single by Reeder. The hit was Reeder’s first of the year. After the loss, Vasquez tried to put into words the feeling of the locker room after a disappointing weekend of play.”It’s really frustrating. You’re in the game, and you have a four run lead against Ohio State, and then we just, I don’t know,” Vasquez said. “It’s just hard. It’s hard to stomach.”last_img read more

MBB : Melo anchors SU defense in win over Marquette, draws four charges

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Fab Melo failed to record a block for just the third time this season. He was mired in foul trouble from the opening minutes.The stage was set for a disastrous night for the Syracuse center. Yet he remained valuable defensively. Melo took four charges in a six-minute span in the first half, a foundation of the Orange’s 18-point halftime lead.‘He changed the game for us in the first half,’ SU guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘… We need him on the floor because when he’s on the floor our defense is so different when you got a guy back there who’s taking charges, blocking shots, getting the crowd into it defensively.’It didn’t appear as if Melo was going to have a successful performance against Marquette when he picked up two fouls and was out of the game less than two minutes after it began. In a 21-second span, he fouled Davante Gardner when the MU forward rose for a shot, and then again as they fought for a rebound on SU’s offensive end. Yet the sophomore displayed his ongoing maturation process in the Orange’s (17-0, 4-0 Big East) 73-66 win over Marquette (12-4, 1-2) on Saturday. Melo did foul out, but it wasn’t until there was 11 seconds left and the win was secured.And while he entered the game averaging six blocks per game in SU’s three Big East games and had none Saturday, he found other ways to contribute.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘He’s got to draw charges, it’s as simple as that,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘You’re less likely getting in foul trouble than trying to block it, in a charge situation.’Before picking up any fouls, Melo took a charge from Gardner on Marquette’s first possession of the game. But the second time the 6-foot-8, 290-pound Gardner barreled down the lane, Melo didn’t get in front of him in time and Gardner converted a three-point play.Fortunately for Melo, backup center Baye Keita returned after missing Wednesday’s game at Providence with a hip injury and anchored the center of SU’s 2-3 zone while Melo sat.Still, Syracuse needed Melo on the floor. Melo returned with SU leading 16-12 and 11:57 left in the first half.About a minute after Melo reentered, Marquette guard Darius Johnson-Odom slashed into the lane and dished to Gardner. Melo was in good position to take the charge, though.‘I’m moving well now, so it’s just if I’m moving well it’s just what I’m going to do,’ Melo said. ‘I knew that last year, I just wasn’t in shape enough to get there on time. And now I’m in good shape so I can get there on time and get the charge.’Jae Crowder tried to drive baseline against the zone, and he got as far as the left block. There was Melo, taking another charge with 9:27 left in the first half.Todd Mayo was next. Fourty-nine seconds after Crowder committed a foul, Mayo got into the lane with the ball. The referees blew the foul on the MU guard, and Melo jogged down the court laughing.Watching Melo, it was difficult to imagine he was playing with two fouls.‘They knew we were in foul trouble so they tried to take me out with five fouls,’ Melo said. ‘But I think I did a good job.’He came out with seven minutes remaining in the first half, still with two fouls and with the Orange outscoring Marquette 10-3 while he was in the game.He picked up his third foul 1:29 into the second half, and again took an early seat on the bench as Keita took his place. He didn’t take any more charges in the second half, but still maintained an aggressive presence while being careful at the same time.In one moment, he was too aggressive. After the referees reviewed the play, Melo’s fourth foul was determined to be flagrant for elbowing Johnson-Odom. Melo said he didn’t see or feel the play, but saw Johnson-Odom on the ground and the foul was eventually called.Melo sat from that point, with 9:41 remaining in the game, but returned with about four minutes left.With Syracuse leading 63-57, Melo rose highest for a rebound off a missed 3 by Crowder. Moments later, he watched Johnson-Odom sink a 3 to make the score 66-60. He quickly hustled up court and answered by receiving a lob from Jardine for an alley-oop.No blocks, sure. But six points, eight rebounds, and perhaps most importantly, four charges.‘That’s four turnovers,’ SU guard Brandon Triche said. ‘We get the ball. You get a blocked shot, sometimes they get the ball back, they score. Charges, we automatically get the ball back.’mcooperj@syr.edu Published on January 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

USC seeks redemption against Stanford

first_imgThe last time the No. 2 USC men’s water polo team faced Stanford — the semifinals of the SoCal tournament — the Cardinal handed the Trojans their first loss in 11 months, snapping a 22-game winning streak.Revenge · Freshman driver Kostas Genidounias, who ranks 18th in the MPSF in scoring, looks to get USC off to a strong start against Stanford. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanUSC (13-2, 4-0) has responded with four wins in the last five contests since the loss, and as the No. 3 Cardinal (14-3, 3-1) visit McDonald’s Swim Stadium for a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation bout, revenge is on the minds of many Trojans.“They took it to us in a couple of different areas in the SoCal tournament, which they obviously learned when we played them in the NorCal tournament,” senior goalie Joel Dennerley said.The Trojans did also manage Stanford earlier in mid-September — a 12-5 rout in the semifinals of the NorCal tournament. But when the two square off for the third Saturday, it will count toward the MPSF standings.“We are 1-1 with Stanford so we look forward to this matchup to rank us in the MPSF and gauge us from where we were when we played them last,” Dennerley said.Last weekend USC topped No. 5 UC Santa Barbara with the help of a hat trick from sophomore two-meter Jeremy Davie and eight saves from Dennerley. Now riding a four-game win streak, the Trojans head into their game against Stanford knowing from past experience it won’t be an easy challenge.“They know us, we know them and it will really be a battle of different tactics and intensity,” Davie said. “It is good to be at home and have that home advantage.”Offense has proven to be key in the Trojans’ success this season, notching an average of 12.07 goals per game — fourth best in the MPSF, with No. 4 California leading the standings with 12.83 goals per contest.“Our offense’s greatest strength is our [passing],” Davie said. “When our passes are good, we have good assists and no goalie can stop us.”In addition to the up-and-coming Davie, senior driver Peter Kurzeka has been essential to the Trojans’ goal-scoring this season. Ranked 13th in the conference in goals, he averages 1.73 goals a game. Freshman driver Kostas Genidounias, ranked 18th in goals, has also proven a force to be reckoned with in his first season with the program.Defensively, the team has relied on Dennerley’s command of the net to provide leadership. The career saves record holder at USC, he expressed excitement on being able to face Stanford once again.“It’s exciting to play such a tough team in front of a home crowd,” Dennerley said. “We hopefully can address the areas we went wrong in the SoCal tournament and play a much better game [tomorrow].”Following its game against Stanford at 2 p.m., USC hosts Pomona-Pitzer at 4 p.m. The Trojans are 5-0 all-time against the Sagehens, with their last win coming in 2009.“[Pomona-Pitzer] has some young guys and an up-and-coming program,” Dennerley said. “They are going to be looking forward to the challenge of playing us and who knows what to expect from that.”last_img read more