New lease of life for Scottish mini-malls as Halladale completes Craigshill buy

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City couple snap up luxe home in quiet Brisbane suburb

first_imgCheck out the leafy outlook at 23 Cromwell Close, Brookfield.The previous highest price paid for a home at Cromwell Close was $885,000 in 2014, according to researcher CoreLogic.“The buyers are a busy couple that work in the city and wanted the peace and quiet,” Mr Juresic said.“They get that with this home which offers great privacy overlooking bushland, yet it’sonly around 13km to Brisbane’s CBD.”Located in the Kensington Estate, the home is on a 1010sq m allotment on a no-through road. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019One of the bedrooms at 23 Cromwell Close, Brookfield.Mr Juresic said the house was beautifully renovated by the sellers, who had lived there for 19 years.“They raised their children there and then realised the home was too large for just the two of them,” he said. 23 Cromwell Close, Brookfield.The lure of a peaceful escape from the city grind has resulted in the record sale of a home in Brisbane’s leafy Brookfield.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 23 Cromwell Close sold for $1.020 million a few weeks ago.NGU Real Estate’s Emil Juresic sold the double-storey home within a week of listing the property.last_img read more

Bang Krasan Dredging Nears End

first_imgA canal dredging work along Bang Krasan in Ayutthaya, Thailand, is nearing its completion and is set to be wrapped up by April 30, the Bangkok Post reports. The project, inspected by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon yesterday, is about 98% completed.Bang Krasan is a 2.2-kilometer canal in Ayutthaya’s Bang Pa-in district that channels some of the Chao Phraya’s water to Prem Prachakorn as it flows downstream towards Bangkok – slowing the massive run-off from the North which usually hits the capital when the rain begins to pick up.The project is not only aimed at preventing floods in the capital, as it will also improve water transportation along Bang Krasan and Prem Prachakon.last_img

Phillips’ trophy case will display four of a kind after latest IMCA Modified Duel In The Desert win

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 11) – Nothing slowed Terry Phillips on his way to a career fourth IMCA Modified Duel In The Desert victory and a $7,777 paycheck Saturday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.Phillips led all but the first of 40 laps, nearly hitting the wall getting around traffic before pulling ahead to win nearly eight seconds ahead of Eddie Belec.The race stayed green the last 36 laps. Peyton Taylor, Johnny Scott and Cody Laney rounded out the top five finishers at the 20th annual event, the biggest of the season in IMCA’s Larry Shaw Racing Western Region.“These slick tracks, I like them. I guess I’m getting a little long in the tooth, but I’ve got a lot more left in me, probably more than most of these young kids,” said Phillips, from Springfield, Mo., and also the Duel winner in 2010, 2011 and 2014. “There were a couple lanes and I was all over this thing. It was awesome.”Arvada, Colo., speedsters Belec and Dominic Ursetta made up the front row but the third starting Phillips was ahead of both by the time the second lap was scored. Belec stayed close following the early restart but lost ground when Phillips moved from the high line to the middle groove.Taylor caught Ursetta for third while Phillips gradually moved down on the track and into the same line as Belec by lap 13.Lapped cars came into play beginning at halfway. Phillips moved back to a higher groove looking for the fastest way through and came close to catching the turn four wall on lap 29.He cleared traffic and left the battle for second well behind by lap 35. The main event was completed in just 20 minutes, with Belec .19 of a second ahead of Taylor at the finish.“Somebody hit me at the end coming off the corner and I didn’t know if it was second place. I thought, ‘I better get going here!’” Phillips said, adding plugs for teammate Jordan Grabouski and his crew as well as Toby Kruse for the track prep. “With the lapped cars, sometimes you’ve got to try different lines to see if you’re faster or not. It’s kind of like playing chess: You’ve got to make the right moves.”Phillips was already a candidate for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Jeremy Payne, 24th in this year’s event, leads all Modified drivers with five career Duel In The Desert crowns.Chris McKellar and Nick Spainhoward both made the trip to the Dirt Track from Bakersfield, Calif., and were separated by less than a second at the finish of the $1,777 to win Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main.McKellar started from the pole and led all 25 laps, beating Spainhoward, Robert Elliott, 23rd starting Johnathon Logue and Michael Johnson, who’d exited to fix a flat tire following an opening-lap skirmish and restarted at the back.Spainhoward had made his first unsuccessful bid to pass following the first restart. McKellar was never able to pull away as cautions kept the field close through midway. Logue was already running fifth when the 15th circuit was scored.One second was the difference between first and second with five laps left. Spainhoward was unable to reel in McKellar and had to settle for a close second.“It’s just unbelievable and I can’t even put this into words. It got a little hairy on that last lap. I got a little loose down the front straightaway and banged the wall,” McKellar said. “This old 2010 car came out here on an open trailer and to come out here and run with these guys is amazing. I’m stoked. It’s the biggest win of my career, for sure.”Bricen James passed D.J. Shannon coming to the white flag and pulled away on the 10th and final circuit to top the Young Guns race for Modified drivers 19 and under. Shannon and Ethan Braaksma completed the top three.Bill Brack led all 10 laps of the Legends feature, repeating his winning way in the Modified race for drivers ages 55 and over. Brack was a couple car lengths ahead of sixth-starting Christy Barnett at the checkers.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; 2. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo.; 3. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 4. Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.; 5. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 6. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 7. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 8. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 9. Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 10. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 11. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 12. Jared Hoefelman, Humphrey, Neb.; 13. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 14. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 15. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 16. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 17. Rodney Sanders, Worthington, Minn.; 18. Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif.; 19. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 20. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 21. Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa; 22. Scott Drake, Diamond, Mo.; 23. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 24. Jeremy Payne, Buckeye, Ariz.; 25. Casey Skyberg, Rapid City, S.D.; 26. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; 27. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 28. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.Young Guns – 1. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 2. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; 3. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa; 4. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz.; 5. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif.; 6. Brylon Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Bubba Stafford Jr., Desert Hills, Ariz.; 8. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; 9. Sean Stacy, Kearny, Ariz.; 10. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif.; 11. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo.; 13. Troy Morris III, Bakersfield, Calif.; 14. Vinny Raucci, Las Vegas; 15. Matt Belcher, Pahrump; 16. Matthew Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; 17. Kendra Vollmer, Idaho Falls, Idaho.Legends – 1.  Bill Brack, Mead, Colo.; 2. Christy Barnett. El Paso, Texas; 3. Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; 4. Roy Spielman, Mills, Wyo.; 5. Jerry Bailey, Pocatello, Idaho; 6. Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas; 7. Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.Northern SportMods – 1. Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 2. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; 3. Robert Elliott, Clinton, Okla.; 4. Johnathon Logue, Boone, Iowa; 5. Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 6. Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; 8. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa; 9. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 10. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif.; 11. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 12. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz.; 13. Luke Krogh, Dickinson, N.D.; 14. Cory Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz.; 15. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif.; 16. Kyle Wood, Bakersfield, Calif.; 17. Danny Concelman, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 18. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz.; 19. Matthew Andrews, Malcolm, Neb.; 20. Jake Sachau, Denison, Iowa; 21. Lee Jensen, Bakersfield, Calif.; 22. Austin Kiefer, Pahrump; 23. Mike Tanner, Smithville, Mo.; 24. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa. Terry Phillips raced to a career fourth IMCA Modified victory Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s 20th annual Duel In The Desert. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)last_img read more

Holloway charged by FA

first_img The FA announced on Tuesday afternoon on its official website that Holloway had been charged over two separate matters. A statement on www.thefa.com said: “Firstly, it is alleged that Holloway’s language and/or behaviour in or around the match officials’ changing room at the end of the game amounted to improper conduct. ”It’s going to be a long hard season for me with these people (referees). I had this with Blackpool. ”Certain clubs get fouls and others don’t. Tottenham will feel that if they play Man United. ”Do I think I would have got that at Tottenham? No I don’t. I just want a bit of fairness. ”I want a foul like anyone else would have got one. I’ve got a horrible taste in my mouth after that.” Holloway then lashed out at the assistant again in his post-match press conference, which began an hour and a half after the end of the match. ”It’s not the referee’s fault, it’s the bloke who stood right where I was, the linesman,” Holloway said. ”We have got professional refs, we haven’t got professional linesmen. ”I can’t believe he didn’t see it. I had better learn what a foul is in this division.” Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has been charged by the Football Association in relation to his conduct after the Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham on Sunday. “Secondly, it is alleged that Holloway’s post-match media comments questioned the integrity of the referee and/or match officials and/or implied that the referee and/or match officials were motivated by bias, and/or brought the game into disrepute.” Holloway has until 4pm on Friday to respond to both charges. The game at Selhurst Park, Palace’s first top-flight appearance in eight years, ended in a 1-0 defeat thanks to Roberto Soldado’s second-half penalty. And following the contest, Holloway appeared to claim his team will not be fairly treated by referees this season. He thought the spot-kick should not have been given because he felt Dean Moxey had no time to pull back his left arm to prevent Aaron Lennon’s cross from hitting it. But his real anger was reserved for the officials’ failure to spot what he viewed as a deliberate foul by Nacer Chadli on Stephen Dobbie shortly before referee Mark Clattenburg awarded the penalty. ”I’ve got to learn what a foul is because I thought Nacer Chadli deliberately bodychecked Stephen Dobbie, smashed him down and ran off with the ball,” Holloway told the BBC. ”If the referee didn’t see that, the assistant should have. You have to ask if he’s good enough if he didn’t see that. I don’t see how he can miss it. Press Associationlast_img read more

Canaries boss Alex Neil set to ring the changes for Toffees trip

first_img Press Association Saturday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by West Brom was the club’s third in succession, in a run of conceding nine goals in three games, and Neil plans to experiment with his starting XI in his attempts to improve the Canaries’ disappointing recent form. Striker Dieumerci Mbokani remains a doubt, owing to illness, but midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is among those expected to return. “I don’t think it will be wholesale changes,” said Neil, 34. “There’ll be a few. I’ll give guys an opportunity who have trained well and deserve a chance. “You have to make sure the guys are not thrown together, you have to give them an opportunity. At the weekend (defender) Ryan Bennett came in after not featuring so there are definitely places up for grabs. That is not a secret and the squad are fully aware of that. “Results haven’t been as good as we would expect so some of the other lads will get an opportunity and we’ll see what happens from there. “Dieumerci Mbokani has picked up a little bug, flu-type thing, so he has to shake that off but other than that the rest of the squad is fine. Potentially that could rule him out but we’ll see how he recovers from it. “(Youssouf Mulumbu) comes into my thoughts for Everton, along with the rest of the first-team squad. There are guys we need to get minutes because they might be required. “The league is our bread and butter. That is the most important thing for us this year. We want to do well in the cup but if you are prioritising then the league is most important. “I have got to have one eye on that (Saturday’s visit to Manchester City). We’ll give it our all but I need to balance it off to make sure we are fresh. “Not for a second is it a case I could do without this fixture because I can give players a game. The lads not playing are just as important to me as the ones who are because you never know in a week or two they might be the ones called upon, so it is crucial.” center_img Norwich are to give opportunities to several fringe players in Tuesday evening’s Capital One Cup fourth-round fixture at Everton, manager Alex Neil has revealed.last_img read more

Tommy DeVito’s shaky debut, other fast reactions to Syracuse’s 55-42 win at Western Michigan

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 31, 2018 at 10:19 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Short a quarterSyracuse looked poised to dominate the second half like it had the first. A third-quarter defensive meltdown bled a 27-point lead to six. The main victims were the secondary. After a half of inconsistent play but little duress, Western Michigan quarterback Jon Wassink started to develop a rhythm with No. 1 Broncos’ receiver D’Wayne Eskridge. Repeatedly, Eskridge outran SU corner Scoop Bradshaw and the safeties trying to help. Twice, he found the end zone.All told, Eskridge finished with eight catches for 240 yards and the two scores. After a long completion that Bradshaw managed to save the touchdown on, freshman Trill Williams replaced him as cornerback.And as WMU started to take control through the air, LeVante Bellamy started running wild. Still, with Dungey back in and a calmer fourth quarter, SU did just enough to prevail. KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The score at halftime — 34-7 — reflected the pummeling inflicted on the field. Syracuse dominated Western Michigan up front and in the run game. Starting quarterback Eric Dungey only needed to complete four passes to keep the offense well on track to earn more than 300 yards. Shortly before halftime, the lead grew to 27 and the heralded redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito took the reins.While DeVito was in, through really no fault of his own, Syracuse unraveled. An offense that opened the game with 17 points in less than seven minutes couldn’t score and the defense wilted, allowing three-straight touchdown drives in one minute or less in a single span.Eventually, Dungey came back in, and the defense recovered and the Orange escaped Waldo Stadium with a 55-42 win. Dominating the trenchesAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s immediate success on Friday stemmed from the offensive line. Throughout training camp, coaches and players kept mentioning the experience of the group. Returning were Airon Servais, Cody Conway and Evan Adams. Aaron Roberts, the starting left guard on Friday, returned from an injury that cost him the 2017 season. Graduate transfer Koda Martin started previously at Texas A&M.And in the early portions of the opener, the pedigree showed. In the first half, Syracuse had seven rushes of 11 yards or more. Dungey clocked a 49-yard gash on 3rd-and-7 from his own 20 in the second quarter, SU’s longest run of the day.All told, the Orange finished with 334 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground.When SU did find a need to pass, the offensive line held up well. After giving up 32 sacks for 168 yards a season ago, the Orange’s big men only surrendered two on Friday for 11 yards. Both came when DeVito was in the game, and after the redshirt freshman quarterback had a chance to make his reads and scramble.Tommy DeVitoAlmost a year and a half since committing to Syracuse, Tommy DeVito finally made his debut for the Orange.Inheriting a 34-7 lead with minutes remaining in the first half, it seemed DeVito would get his looks, Syracuse would cruise to victory, and that would be that.But when DeVito came in, the offense struggled. Syracuse didn’t score during DeVito’s five drives and rarely moved the chains, save for when DeVito took a page out of Dungey’s book at takeoff.When he dropped back, DeVito looked good in the pocket, standing tall and making his reads, though occasionally taking too long and allowing for those aforementioned sacks. When he did get a chance to throw, DeVito looked confident but was often inaccurate.He sent a sideline out to Jamal Custis low and away for an incompletion. He airmailed Devin Butler multiple times on deep balls. On one of his final throws, DeVito and Butler looked to have miscommunicated and the route did not match the throw. But DeVito had bright spots, between the plays he made with his legs and a couple intermediate completions. His best pass was a wheel route to Dontae Strickland up the seam for 22 yards. Had Strickland not fell victim to a shoestring tackle, he had nothing but green grass.Eventually, Western Michigan closed the gap enough for Dungey to re-enter and put the game to rest. The redshirt freshman finished 4-for-9 for 42 yards. Commentslast_img read more

Semple plays host to U21 All Ireland Hurling semi-finals

first_imgHolders Kilkenny go up against Dublin in all-Leinster clash at a quarter-past-five while Cork face Galway at 7pm.Meanwhile, Cork continue their quest for seven All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football titles in-a-row when they face Galway in the quarter-finals at T-E-G Cusack Park at half-twelve this lunchtime.That’s followed by the last-eight clash between Donegal and Mayo at the same venue at a quarter-past-two. Semple Stadium plays host to the Bord Gais Energy All-Ireland under-21 Hurling semis today.Kilkenny take on Derry at 4pm and it’s Limerick against Galway at 6pm.While the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Semi-Finals are at the Gaelic Grounds.last_img

BETDAQ launches new flat-rate commission

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon BETDAQ adopts 0% commission across majority of sports December 17, 2019 As the first part of its #ChangingForTheBettor campaign, BETDAQ has introduced a flat-rate 2% commission for its customers. All current and future customers will benefit from the reduced commission that applies to all sports and markets on the platform, which matched in excess of £4bn-worth of bets in 2017.The customer feedback-driven move marks a change to the company’s terms of business, rather than a short-term promotion, and is aimed at growing its player-base and market share.Founded in 2000, Ladbrokes Coral Group-owned BETDAQ is dedicated to providing the best possible user experience on a highly-trusted and ultra-reliable platform that has avoided an unplanned outage for more than 400 days.  Shane McLaughlin, Director of Exchange, Ladbrokes Coral Group, commented: “We have listened to our customers and are proud to be launching the #ChangingForTheBettor campaign.“Furthermore, we are excited that our 2% commission policy is part of a wider, long-term commitment by BETDAQ to reward our customers and increase their enjoyment.”Following the initiation of the simplified and improved value commission structure, BETDAQ will unveil a series of additional changes as it rolls out #ChangingForTheBettor.McLaughlin added: “We have received significant backing from the Ladbrokes Coral Group and together we are are focused on providing the best betting exchange platform for the world’s most sophisticated players.“We are very excited about the gains the BETDAQ brand can make in the coming months with our new competitive commission structure and focus on product development, better pricing and increased liquidity,”BETDAQ also has an expansive sponsorship portfolio, as the title sponsor of the Punchestown Champion Hurdle, principal partner of Charlton Athletic Football Club, and includes the Racing Blogger and Tony Cascarino among its ambassadors. Related Articles GVC report reveals increase in charitable contributions July 3, 2020 Submit The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react? June 16, 2020last_img read more

MansionBet backs British Talent as main sponsor of Ultimate Boxxer

first_imgShare MansionBet becomes principal sportsbook partner of Millwall FC January 29, 2020 Share Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Shelly Suter Hadad – MansionContinuing to support the UK boxing scene, Gibraltar-based online bookmaker MansionBet has confirmed that it has become the headline partner of the ‘Ultimate Boxxer’ series.The Ultimate Boxxer 2019, will host its first event on 10 May at the O2 Indigo in London, followed up by its second contest scheduled for 28 June in Manchester.The Ultimate Boxxer series sees eight British pro boxers go head-to-head to be crowned king of their division during in an action-packed night of entertainment – with all fights broadcast on BT Sports.Backing the series, Shelly Suter Hadad, COO & MD at Mansion, said: “This is a tournament that has grown in popularity and being shown on BT Sport on prime time is a testament to that. We are thrilled to be supporting Ultimate Boxxer again and encouraging boxers who can compete and gain exposure on such a massive platform”MansionBet’s partnership follows the bookmaker’s recent announcement of its boxing sponsorship of UK prospects Anthony Fowler and Jordan Gill, stating that the betting brand seeks to back the next generation of British boxing talent.Ben Shalom, Founder of Ultimate Boxxer, commented: “I’m delighted to be working with MansionBet for the next shows on BT Sport. They have supported our vision from the very beginning, which has now progressed into exciting new territory.”last_img read more