67 hectares sell for ‘knockdown’ $2.90 sqm north of Brisbane

first_imgThe 67 hectare estate in Mount Mee sold under the hammer for $1.95m.A MASSIVE 67 hectare estate an hour north of the Brisbane CBD has sold under the hammer for a “knockdown” $1.95 million — averaging $2.90 a square metre.The property called Haranel in Mount Mee attracted over 100 enquiries over four weeks, with 55 groups then going on to inspect it, according to agents Ray White Rural Brisbane’s Jez McNamara and Barry Quinn who marketed the property along with Vicki Pain of Ray White Rural Dayboro. The large six bay shed includes a two storey, two bedroom apartment.“A family favourite activity is a campfire and picnic down by the quiet and shady waterfall, the trickle of the water so soothing and restful and ideal on a hot summer’s day for a swim,” the listing said. The property was marketed as “arguably the best home at Mount Mee”.All up that saw 670,000 square metres go under the hammer with a stunning designer Queenslander and a host of other features, with the owner accepting a “knockdown price” of $1.95m.Four bidders registered for the auction which included one interstate buyer and one international, with the buyer ultimately coming out of Brisbane. It has its own little waterfall, perfect for picnics. One bedder sells for a staggering $2.6m More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago Chip off the Clive Palmer block New tower to soar over Burleigh The homestead built five years ago has pride of place at the top of large level plateau 1600 feel above sea level with “views in all directions”.“It was these stunning views that inspired the owner’s dream to design and build a special home that would both encapsulate the magnificent views but also to share with a large extended family and their many guests.”center_img The property can run 80 plus head of cattle.The agents said the owners had already bought elsewhere when the property went to auction.The massive property is one of four like it that Ray White Rural Brisbane has sold at Mount Mee in the past two years, the firm said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The living areas open up to the deck, pool and spa.The property was listed as “all ex dairy country and ideal for cattle grazing and fattening. The lush pastures can comfortably run 80 plus breeders plus calves year-round”.It also has a swimming pool with spa, steel cattle yards, a spring fed creek perfect for picnics, a small natural waterfall and a large six bay shed that has a two storey, two bedroom, fully self-contained managers’ quarters.last_img read more

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Residents, non-residents invited to participate in Batesville Parks Department survey

first_imgBatesville, In. — The City of Batesville is updating the 5-year Master Plan and would input from the public about the future of the park system.Parks Department commissioner Mike Baumer the master plan builds a formal framework that helps document the need for grants, donations and other funding opportunities. Members of the public are encouraged to take this survey before June 30, 2019.A link to the survey is here.last_img

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Murray State looks to extend streak vs E. Illinois

first_imgMurray State looks to extend streak vs E. Illinois Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMurray State (19-7, 12-2) vs. Eastern Illinois (12-14, 5-9)Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Murray State looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Eastern Illinois. Murray State has won by an average of 15 points in its last five wins over the Panthers. Eastern Illinois’ last win in the series came on Feb. 18, 2017, an 82-65 win. Associated Press 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.comcenter_img LEADING THE CHARGE: Eastern Illinois’ George Dixon has averaged 11.5 points and nine rebounds while Josiah Wallace has put up 14.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. For the Racers, Tevin Brown has averaged 18.2 points and 4.6 rebounds while KJ Williams has put up 13 points and 7.2 rebounds.TERRIFIC TEVIN: Brown has connected on 43.4 percent of the 175 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 30 over the last five games. He’s also made 74.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Murray State is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 68 points and 19-2 when scoring at least 68.ASSIST RATIOS: The Panthers have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Racers. Eastern Illinois has an assist on 42 of 88 field goals (47.7 percent) across its previous three contests while Murray State has assists on 35 of 81 field goals (43.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Murray State has attempted more free throws per game than any other OVC team. The Racers have averaged 22.3 free throws per game.___ February 19, 2020last_img read more

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Eight local schools for Kiddy Cricket interval display

first_imgEIGHT primary schools will participate in the Kiddy Cricket interval display this year during the second match in the Guyana leg of the Pakistan tour of the West Indies tomorrow.The eight schools are Leonora Primary, Enterprise Primary, North Georgetown Primary, St Pius Primary, Redeemer Primary, Blairmont Primary, Greenwick Park Primary and New Diamond/Grove Primary.The aspiring cricketers will entertain the crowds during the interval break of the match with their skills in batting, bowling and fieldingDuring the stint of International cricket here in June 2016, when the West Indies hosted South Africa, WICB project development officer KJ Singh said he was pleased with the turnout and enthusiasm of the children.“The children who participated in the first Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket display here in Guyana were fantastic and showed great discipline and talent. They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed their time on the field,” Singh said.“The WICB has definitely seen great success from the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme which has been going on for over 20 years. Players such as Britney Cooper, Shaquana Quintyne, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Shamar Springer, Ryan John and Gidron Pope have come through the programme and were members of the West Indies teams who won the three international titles last year.”Singh added: “We hope the exposure and experiences these young Scotiabank Kiddy cricketers take away from the interval display at the international series inspire them to work hard and achieve great cricketing success, just as those before them.”last_img read more

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Trojan Youth Soccer League aims to unify community

first_imgAfter USC grappled with a campus shooting in October 2012, Hadley Greswold, a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, began ruminating on ways to unite the broader community. After months of work, she founded the Trojan Youth Soccer League, a nonprofit sports league affiliated with USC that serves South Central youths.Kickin’ it · The Trojan Youth Soccer League caters to the families of South Central and has partnered with the City of Los Angeles. – Photo courtesy of Trojan Youth Soccer League“The motivation came out of a desire to make the area around USC safe for everyone in the community. I felt that the most effective approach to making the area safe was this positive activity that could bring members of the community together,” Greswold said.Though Greswold has since stepped down from her role as president, she continues to be involved in the organization.She reflected fondly on its nascent stages and the organization’s first practice — it was her project coming into fruition.“It had been a dream in my head,” Greswold said. “There were always doubts and challenges in the beginning. To see it in reality is the coolest feeling.”Trojan Youth Soccer League has come a long way, however, since then. What began as eight teams of 7- to 9-year-olds has now expanded to 13 teams of 5- to 12-year-olds. With 30 staff members and over 65 students who have volunteered with the organization, TYSL is growing quickly. Though just a few seasons into the program, it has managed to garner national attention for its innovative model. Greswold and one other staff member were flown to Washington, D.C. to present their concept at the 2014 Urban Soccer Symposium. University students running a soccer league is a one-of-a-kind framework. Greswold feels it has potential to be a blueprint for other colleges and universities.“Our dream is for other universities to pick up this model and create a soccer for social change across the nation because it’s already been so beneficial for our community at USC,” Greswold said.What makes the league unique is that TYSL caters to the families of South Central. It has partnered with the City of Los Angeles, which has provided support by enabling the league to keep the cost of membership low. The city donates insurance coverage for all the players, which drives cost down to just $30 per player each season. For many in the community, the opportunity to join a soccer league is particularly exciting, as it would not otherwise have been financially feasible. Though the financial accessibility remains the cornerstone of the program, it’s the energy and commitment of the volunteers that makes TYSL so special, according to Greswold.“I have been blown away by the volunteer culture in the USC student body,” Greswold said. “They have demonstrated this incredible drive to contribute to the community. Without that passion, without that volunteerism, it wouldn’t be what it is today.”Hannah Vega, director of marketing for the league, joined in the spring semester, and began coaching a group of 12 kids. Having played soccer her entire life, Vega said she saw TYSL as an opportunity to become involved in a smaller community within the broader network of USC. She credited the outside community for the League’s success.“It’s been so successful because all the families are all really passionate about their kids learning soccer,” Vega said. “There was a family with an older son and two younger siblings. The little kids would be on the sidelines with the parents. They would always come up to us and ask what they can do to help. They were just really involved. They came for all the games and all the practices. Now that we have expanded the program, their whole family is really heavily involved.”According to Vega, it’s this exact closeness among the parents, coaches and players that will help the program evolve far into the future. One of the most exciting parts for TYSL’s founder is the knowledge that it will inevitably grow with talent that’s now leading it. Jocelyn Eng, president of TYSL since Greswold stepped down, shares the same ambitions for the future. She hopes to expand the program with every coming season.“I see Trojan Soccer League becoming a really impactful soccer league in South Central,” Eng said. “We have such a great age range. We get such a variety of students. I think just cultivating the TYSL culture, which has already been established really well. We have such positive energy between the coaches, family and kids. I want to see that grow.”A positive environment has become a hallmark of the league in bringing together students, USC community members, coaches, athletes and families.“USC students love the opportunity to break down [the divide] between the school and community,” Eng said.As they grow, TYSL is also looking for new volunteers to continue nurturing the program.“The main characteristic that we look for is energy,” Greswold said. “It’s a pillar of our program: a positive attitude and energy. That’s what makes a good coach, and energy is contagious. When they bring that to the team, it makes for an incredible season.”last_img read more

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Penalties might be the Trojans’ downfall

first_imgRemember how Arizona State unraveled a year ago? A promising beginning to the 2011 season, punctuated by a 43-22 victory over USC in the fourth week, quickly spiraled into mediocrity as the Sun Devils lost their final five games.You didn’t need to be a college football pundit to determine the source of their woes: a lack of discipline.Cheap shot · In 2011, senior safety T.J. McDonald was suspended for the first half of the game against Colorado for “head-hunting” receivers. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanMore specifically, the Sun Devils finished 120th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in penalty yards per game; I might add that the FBS only fielded 120 teams in 2011.This unfortunate distinction effectively doomed former coach Dennis Erickson’s career in Tempe, completing a five-year stretch in which his teams, outside of a middling 76th finish in his first year, never finished better than 108th in the nation in penalty yards per game. By the end of Erickson’s tenure, the patients were undeniably running the asylum.In advance of last season’s matchup at Arizona State, USC then-junior quarterback Matt Barkley famously called out middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who earned a whopping 17 personal fouls in his career, as a dirty player who seeks to injure opponents intentionally. Barkley later earned Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott’s reprimand for stating the obvious, levying a character attack on a fellow Pac-12 player.Now that Arizona State is only averaging 4.5 penalties per game and Burfict has played his way out of the 2012 NFL draft’s first round and into undrafted free agent status, who is the NCAA’s most penalized football team, you might ask? Who is no. 120, if you will?The statistics don’t lie: It’s No. 10 USC. The Trojans average 10 penalties per game — more than double the number the incumbent bad boy Sun Devils post. In fact, USC’s 78.3 penalty yards per game is essentially on par with 2011 Arizona State’s 79.8 figure, which was universally panned as outrageous at the time.Now, USC isn’t a dirty team — just undisciplined. Perhaps the only Trojan with a reputation as a head-hunter is senior safety T.J. McDonald, who was suspended for the first half of USC’s 42-17 victory over Colorado last season for repeated targeting of defenseless receivers.Reviewing the distribution of USC’s penalties this season, sloppiness on offense is the greatest offender. Of the team’s 60 penalties, 29 have come on either a delay of game, false start or holding penalty.Responsibility for these types of penalties falls primarily on the quarterback and offensive line, which is surprising because USC returns five of six starters from the 2011 group, the only change being offensive tackle Aundrey Walker instead of 2012 NFL first-round draft pick Matt Kalil. Walker also just so happens to be the most heavily penalized player on the team — a development that has forced USC coach Lane Kiffin to open up his spot for competition with freshman Max Tuerk.One would expect a return to the Coliseum would help solve many of these issues, as crowd noise on the road drowns out Barkley’s cadences and can contribute to false starts and delay of games, but USC has essentially taken penalties at an equal clip at the Coliseum and away — eight per game at home compared to 11 on the road.Though personal foul penalties — those most commonly associated with dirty teams — are still problematic, they have ultimately not been as much of an issue for USC.But toss in four more substitution infraction penalties, and it’s clear that  a veteran USC offensive unit is, for some inexplicable combination of reasons, struggling to just line up correctly and snap the ball.To be honest, I’m baffled. There’s no way to rationalize this number of penalties. What can be said, however, is that USC’s final box scores would look a lot more commensurate with the games we watched if the Trojans buckled down and didn’t take so many penalties.What can also be said is that USC’s current pace is bad news if it genuinely considers itself a top-tier team with BCS bowl aspirations. There’s absolutely no chance of beating No. 3 Oregon if the Trojans take 14 penalties like they did against Utah.The 2011 Arizona State team collapsed under the weight of its inattention to detail and selfish penalties after the play. With the meat of its schedule finally here, USC needs to reverse course quickly unless it also wishes to experience a similar downward trajectory. “Leveling the Playing Field” runs Fridays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Sean at swmccorm@usc.edu.last_img read more

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Former Trojans enter Hall of Fame

first_imgUSC fans have had a lot to celebrate so far in 2015. Our men’s basketball team pulled off an upset over Arizona State in the Pac-12 tournament. Our football team is no longer under the harsh sanctions of the NCAA, and Sark managed to sign a top ranked recruiting class. The baseball team had a fantastic showing at Dodger Stadium,    beating TCU, Vanderbilt and UCLA and is still ranked in the top 15.But USC alumni have also given us plenty to be proud of, as a former Trojan has been elected into the Hall of Fame in all four of USC’s big sports in 2015 alone. Junior Seau, Randy Johnson, Lisa Leslie and George Raveling have all been voted into their respective sports’ Hall of Fame.The late Junior Seau, one of the most iconic names to ever play for USC, was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Jan. 31. Seau was a linebacker at USC from 1988-1990. After going 19-4-1, making two Rose Bowl appearances and earning         All-American first team and  Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year honors, Seau bypassed his senior season to be the fifth pick in the NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers.Seau spent 20 years in the NFL with the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots. He played in 12 Pro Bowls, was named All-Pro eight times, and appeared in Super Bowls XXIX and XLII. He was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 and 1998 and, in 1994, he was the AFC Player of the Year. For his charitability, he was given the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 1994.He is also a member of the USC Athletics Hall of Fame and the Chargers Hall of Fame.Former left-handed pitcher Randy Johnson dominated college baseball at USC from 1983 to 1985 before going on to have a historic professional career. He was elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in January.Johnson’s tenure in the MLB lasted 22 years. During that time, he was a member of 10 All-Star teams, won a World Series MVP in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and won five Cy Young Awards. He is one of only five pitchers to throw a no-hitter in both the National and American League. Johnson ended his career with a 3.29 ERA and logged 4,875 strikeouts.Though the men’s basketball team has been quiet lately, former USC basketball coach George Raveling was selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in February. Raveling coached the Trojans from 1986 to 1994, taking USC to two NCAA tournaments. Raveling was the   Pac-8 conference’s first black coach.Most recently, Woman of Troy Lisa Leslie was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as well. During her time at Troy, Leslie was a                          three-time All-American and a National Player of the Year. She won National Freshman of the Year in 1991 and was the unanimous choice for the Naismith National Player of the Year in 1994. She is still USC’s all-time leading shot blocker.After her time at USC, Leslie went on to have a successful WNBA career with the Los Angeles Sparks, winning three MVPs. She led the women’s national team to four Olympic gold medals, winning in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. She is the WNBA’s leader in career rebounds.In just over three months, four former Trojans have been honored for their decorated professional careers. With so many top teams at USC right now, I can’t help but wonder which current Trojans will receive the same recognition in the years to come.Regan Estes is a sophomore majoring in public relations and Spanish. She is also the sports editor of  the Daily Trojan. Her column “Wild Wild Westes,” runs on Tuesdays.last_img read more

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“People” Feature: The Santa Anita Park Scene

first_imgThe Stronach Group’s Chairman & President, Belinda Stronach was featured in the June 6th issue of People. “We’re building on tradition and making it modern,” says Belinda Stronach, speaking to the massive upgrades The Stronach Group has made to Santa Anita Park’s facility. People covered the renaissance that Santa Anita Park is currently undergoing covering the new vibe.Pick up this week’s issue of People Magazine to read more!last_img

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UFC star McGregor facing criminal charges in New York City

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “The organization deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow,” UFC said in a statement. “Individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow’s ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s event at Barclays Center.”McGregor hasn’t fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC President Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended. White also said this week he did not expect McGregor to attend Saturday’s fights.McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, “You’ll strip me of nothing.”McGregor last fought in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, 2017.The popular Irishman is tight with UFC 223 fighter Artem Lobov, who was involved this week in a scuffle in a hotel with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov fights Max Holloway on Saturday for the lightweight championship left vacant by McGregor.Lobov was yanked from the card and banned from the building.White said this week in New York that McGregor would fight again for UFC this year. McGregor’s actions now put future fights in doubt.McGregor once held the 145 and 155-pound championships at the same time and boldly stated he wanted an ownership stake in UFC.But the trash-talking, egocentric has been out of the fight game except for his boxing dalliance with Mayweather that made him wealthy enough to never need to fight again. McGregor and his girlfriend welcomed their first child, a son, in May 2017. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Japan female mayor loses fight to speak from sumo ringcenter_img White said the 29-year-old McGregor said he was sorry about the fighters who were injured, but, “this had to be done.”Video showed McGregor with a group of people causing chaos Thursday as they took an elevator to the loading dock at Barclays Center. He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in New York.Michael Chiesa was sent to the hospital with injuries sustained in the attack and was forced out of his scheduled fight against Anthony Pettis.“A decision was made by the New York State Athletic Commission to pull me from UFC 223,” Chiesa tweeted. “I’m devastated to say the least. @showtimepettis I hope to run this match up ASAP. June 9th in your backyard. That’s all I have to say for now. Much love.”Flyweight Ray Borg suffered multiple cornea abrasions in the wake of the McGregor attack and his fight against Brandon Moreno was also scratched.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The New York Police Department says McGregor was charged and is awaiting a court appearance Friday. He faces three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. It was not immediately known if McGregor has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.UFC President Dana White said Friday he spoke to McGregor via text and the brawler said the confrontation “had to be done.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was probably the worst conversation we ever had,” White told FS1’s “First Things First” on Friday morning. “We talked yesterday before he turned himself in.“It’s not that I don’t think he understood what happened. He justified it. It was justified to him.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, left, is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department, Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC’s biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from UFC’s biggest card this year.Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters on Thursday after a news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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