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first_img. The kitchen features a volcanic lava bench.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoIf only the walls could talk.“The seller wanted to take the property to auction, and it sold prior,” said Mrs Hickey.“He wanted to move his asset portfolio so this was the right time to sell the property, he never actually stayed there.”The seller reportedly bought the residence about a year ago on a golfing weekend from its previous owner, a celebrity doctor, who was responsible for luring the star tenants.But those days are now over.“The buyers are a local family, and they are moving in,” Mrs Hickey said.“They are going to make a few changes to the property, add on a couple of garages.”As it is, the two-level property’s features include a magnesium pool, tropical landscaped gardens, master suite with private balcony, and 24-hour security. CELEB GETAWAY: 6256 Spyglass Hill, Hope Island has sold for $2.86 million.IT’s been a rock star residence but now the proverbial red carpet is being rolled up for more family-friendly occupants.The Sanctuary Cove mansion on Spyglass Hill has been an escape for a multitude of stars, from the Jolie-Pitts before their split, to Pink, Harry Styles, Dave Grohl, Paris Hilton and Johnny Depp. STAR POWER: Some of the celebs who stayed at the Sanctuary Cove residence.“It was a very popular house for celebrities to stay in because it’s very private, it’s on 2000sq m, no one can see into the house,” said Wendy Hickey of Hope Island Resort Realty, who marketed the property with husband Warren Hickey. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom luxury home sold for $2.86 million, slashed from the $3.5 million its wealthy Chinese seller originally wanted.center_img It’s completely private from prying eyes.“Because it’s in a gated community in Sanctuary Cove, the open homes were quite challenging, we had to be aware of open home,” said Mrs Hickey.The sale comes after a change in marketing agents — the property was first listed in April this year.It was on the market for about 40 days with the Hickeys before it sold.The couple handled the highest sale on the Gold Coast this year — a “secret home” at Hope Island changed hands for $16.75 million. The property is one of Sanctuary Cove’s two largest blocks.last_img read more

first_imgFirst year Wisconsin volleyball head coach Kelly Sheffield has said all season that if his team could get healthy and gain some confidence there is no telling what they could accomplish.Wisconsin found that out Thursday night in Seattle with a 3-1 win over the top-overall seed and defending national champion Texas in the national semifinals, punching its ticket to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2000.“You know, we believed that we could win this match,” Sheffield told UW Badgers after the match. “And I think that’s a big part of anytime you go into anything. This has been a team that no matter who we played we believed, the players have believed that there’s a way to win.”Led by freshman setter Lauren Carlini with 50 assists and junior outside hitter Ellen Chapman with 17 kills, the Badgers snapped the Longhorns’ 23-match winning streak taking the match in four sets 25-19, 25-18, 26-28, 25-23. Four Badgers reached at least nine kills on the night.Wisconsin held Texas to a .156 hitting percentage, the team’s lowest offensive performance of the year. Senior libero Annemarie Hickey led all players with a 21-dig effort.Wisconsin’s biggest edge came at the service line where the Badgers picked up seven aces and only three service errors compared to the Longhorns’ two aces and nine errors.“We had to serve with confidence. We had to execute, fearlessness behind the serving line,” Sheffield said. “We believed if we did that…we’d have them out of system a lot. If they’re out of system, I knew we’ve got the best back court in the country and we’d be able to dig some balls.”After cruising through the first two sets hitting a combined .254, the Badgers had to battle from an early 2-5 deficit in set three. There were 13 ties and five lead changes, including ties at 20 and 24. Wisconsin earned a set point at 25-24, but lost three straight points to drop the third set.In the fourth set, Wisconsin found itself down 19-16, but a 5-2 Badger run tied the score at 21-21. With the score tied again 23, junior outside hitter Deme Morales ended the match with two kills, sending Wisconsin to its second ever national championship bout.Wisconsin will take on No. 2 Penn State for the third time this season in an all Big-Ten national championship match – Penn State has swept Wisconsin twice this season.The powerhouse Nittany Lions have reached a record nine national championship matches and have earned five national titles. Four of those crowns came in in consecutive years from 2007 to 2010.last_img read more

first_imgMiya (left) is handed his shirt by manager Senkin Ozdil. (PHOTO/courtesy)Uganda Cranes star Farouk Miya is on the move once again.Miya who spent last at Croatian side Gorcia has completed a move to Turkish top-tier side Kanyaspor Kulubu.He is understood to have signed a three-year deal that will see him at the Konya based side until 2022.Miya has been a journeyman of sorts ever since joining Standard Liege from Vipers SC in 2016.In a period of three years, the 21-year old has played for four different sides, including Liege, Royal Excel Mouscron, Sebail and Gorcia.Upon signing for Konyaspor, Miya came out and highlighted his admiration for the club.“I admired the stadium and facilities. As soon as I stepped into the club, I realized what a great community it was, Noted Miya“I signed for three years here today. During this period, I want to make a great contribution to Konyaspor with my performance.Miya watched the Kanyaspor’s first game of the season on Sunday against MKE Ankaragücü that ended 0-0 and is impressed by the side he has joined.“I had the chance to watch the first game of the season, said the 21-year old.“We have a very high quality and very strong team. I am sure that I will adapt to the team in a short time and will do my best to the end.”At his new club, Miya will don shirt 21 which was handed to him by Kanyaspor manager Senkin Ozdil.About Miya’s new clubKonyaspor Kulübü is a professional Turkish sports club based in Konya. Turkey.They are better known as Konyaspor or Atiker Konyaspor due to sponsorship reasons. In 1922 Konyaspor were founded with the name Konya Gençlerbirli?i and have played at their current home stadium, Konya Buyuksehir Stadium, since 2014.Konyaspor currently play in the Super Lig, the top tier of Turkish football. The club colours are green and white.Comments Tags: Farouk MiyaGorciaKanyaspor KulubuRoyal Excel MouscronSebail and GorciaStandard Liegetoplast_img read more

first_imgA government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district has landed in a caste discrimination controversy after some students did not have their midday meals alongside Dalit schoolmates.The matter came to light after a video of the school during the midday meal session, apparently shot by media persons, was widely shared on social media. Mayawati reactsWhile Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati demanded strict legal action by the State government against those guilty of “such disgusting casteist discrimination”, the district administration said the complaints of caste-based discrimination were prima facie “entirely baseless”.But P. Gupta, principal of the Rampur-1 primary school, admitted to “slight discrimination” that the Dalit students faced from others. He said some of the other students do not want to eat in the same plates as Dalit students — they bring their own plates and eat separately.“We make them sit in a line but they — perhaps they get taught that at home — display slight discrimination,” said Mr. Gupta.Despite warning the students several times and teaching them about equality, Mr. Gupta said they sit and eat in their allotted lines for a short while but once the teachers move away, move out and eat separately.Ballia DM’s denialThe school has mostly Dalit and Scheduled Tribe students with a few coming from the OBC communities, said the principal.Ballia DM Bhawani Singh Khangarot, who went on an inspection of the school, said there was no basis to show any discrimination. “All students said it (report of caste-based discrimination) was incorrect,” he said.However, Mr. Khangarot said a detailed probe would be conducted under a joint magisterial-level officer and testimonies of the students as well as their guardians recorded.last_img read more

first_imgBrief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardAustralia coach Justin Langer has showered rich praise on MS Dhoni after India won the third one day international to clinch the series 2-1 in Melbourne on Friday. Langer said the Australian cricketers who got the oportunity to represnt their country must learn from the likes of MS Dhoni and aspire to reach his level.MS Dhoni scored his third successive half-century to guide India to a seven-wicket victory over Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Dhoni, who was dropped twice in his innings and could have been run out too, made 87 not out as he combined with Kedar Jadhav (61 not out) to guide the tourists home with four balls remaining.India won their maiden bilateral ODI series in Australia.”He [Dhoni] is 37 years old. His running between the wickets is elite, and his fitness is elite. For him to run between the wickets for three days in a row, it was 40 degrees the other day, and play like that, he is a superstar of the game and that’s what Australians should be aspiring to be — superstars of the game,” Langer said at the post-match press conference.”MS Dhoni, like Virat Kohli, like Cheteshwar Pujara in the Test series, they give us really great role models. MS Dhoni, his record, everything speaks for itself as a captain, batsman, wicketkeeper. He is literally an all-time great of the game and it has been, as hard as it is to lose, a privilege to play against those guys. I would be amazed if they [Australian players] don’t learn from playing against those guys. For a young squad, there is no better lesson and learning to rub shoulders with great players. I’m glad we have had the experience,” he added.advertisementDhoni was dropped twice — when on 0 and 74 — and Langer said that cost his side the match. He also said that Dhoni gave his young side a batting tutorial on how to go about in such a run chase.”You drop MS Dhoni a couple of times and you don’t win. You don’t give great players chances. We did that tonight. We get down the 49th over and MS is there again. It was a great lesson for our squad. We talk about match winners, getting the job done — he showed us again. It is a great tutorial for our batters,” he added.Dhoni copped a lot of criticism from all quarters for his slow strike-rate at the start of the series, but has sounded back with three half-centuries in three matches to be adjudged Man of the Series.Langer lamented that his side were not up to the mark in the series in terms of holding their chances. He said that it had been a close series against a very good Indian team.”It has not been a one sided series. India have been too good for us all summer, in Tests and in ODIs. But it has been a close one. The boys have fought hard and we have had some real positives. Jhye Richardson has been a shining light. Peter Handscomb has done a good job in the middle overs and Shaun Marsh has been in great nick. We had our chances and we just didn’t take them.”India are a great side. We should take some great confidence with the way we played against them. If we had taken our chances in Adelaide, this series could have been different. There is light at the end of the tunnel for this team. We can look at the wins and losses, but they will come good,” he signed off.Also Read | Credit to MS Dhoni for his fitness and commitment to Indian cricket: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Virat Kohli blasts MS Dhoni critics: He is an intelligent cricketer, give him spaceAlso Read | Ready to bat anywhere for Team India, says MS DhoniAlso Read | MS Dhoni has gone from being a Lamborghini to an Aston Martin: Michael ClarkeAlso Read | Have seen Sachin Tendulkar get angry but not MS Dhoni: Ravi Shastrilast_img read more

first_imgUpcoming events to celebrate Literacy include;September 7th, 2019, Retro Run, For more information; CLICK HERESeptember 8th, 2019, Purple Light up of the Cultural Centre and LibrarySeptember 25th, 2019, Financial Literacy WorkshopSocial Media involvement with #PutYourPurpleOn #Literacy #LiteracyisLife #lLD2019The Fort St. John Literacy Society is dedicated to delivering diverse community programming that promotes literacy and provides learning opportunities in a supportive setting.The Literacy Society shares that literacy impacts every area of modern life such as health care, education, employment and the economy. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – September has been proclaimed as Literacy month in Fort St. John and there are many great reasons to celebrate and support literacy programming in the community.This September’s Province-wide initiative called Literacy is life is a way to raise awareness of the importance of literacy for British Columbians, raise awareness about community-based resources and raise funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives with all funding staying in Fort St. John.last_img read more

first_imgThe power went out shortly after 6 a.m. Monday and is affecting over 8,000 customers.We are monitoring power outages throughout the region. More info to come shortly on status of individual schools. #yxj #fortstjohn #sd60— School District 60 (@sd60) October 7, 2019Have an update on this post?  Email news@moosefm.ca UPDATE as of 8:40am – Alwin Holland will open without power as there is adequate daylight in the building. Duncan Cran will be closed until power comes back on as there is inadequate light in the building. The window shutters make the building pitch black in the classrooms. Please check the school Facebook pages for more information. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 says the power outages are only affecting Alwin Holland, Duncan Cran, Upper Pine and Clearview.Buses will not be picking up students for Upper Pine and Clearview this morning as it is uncertain if they will have power and water.Buses will run to pick up in-town transfer students from those areas provided road conditions are safe.The bus for Upper Halfway will wait until the power comes back on up to 9:30am. If the power is not back on by 9:30 am the school will close for the day.Afternoon buses will run to return in-town transfer students.In Fort St John, we are monitoring power outages at Alwin Holland and Duncan Cran. Alwin Holland posted the following on their Facebook page:last_img read more

first_imgMumbai/New Delhi: In more trouble for cash-strapped Jet Airways, an umbrella body of its domestic pilots Tuesday threatened to stop flying from April 1 if their dues are not paid by March-end even as aviation regulator DGCA said only 41 aircraft of the airline were in operation. As situation at the beleaguered airline deteriorated, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directed senior officials of his ministry to continuously monitor developments relating to the crisis. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details In a related development, the Jet Airways’ Aircraft Maintenance Engineers’ Union wrote to the DGCA on Tuesday morning saying they were not paid salaries for last three months and that their “adverse psychological” condition has put flight safety at risk. However, they issued a clarification hours later saying Jet Airways aircraft are safe to fly and are being maintained at highest levels of safety standards. Terming the situation at the airline “dynamic”, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said only 41 aircraft of the Jet Airways were currently available for operation and there may be “further attrition” of flights “in coming weeks”, Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday As per the website of Jet Airways, it has a fleet of 119 aircraft in total. For the past few weeks, passengers have been venting their ire on social media as the airline’s flight cancellations have increased. A senior official of DGCA said the regulator is reviewing the hike in airfare on specific routes across the country and it has advised airlines to increase flights so that the fares remain in check. The DGCA held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the upward spiral in airfares owing to Jet continuing to ground more aircraft while cancelling a significant number of its flights. In a statement, Prabhu’s office said he has also issued direction for safeguarding the public interest and giving “paramount importance” to ensure safety as well as convenience of passengers. In Mumbai, National Aviators Guild, a body representing around 1,000 domestic pilots of the airline, in its annual meeting warned the management of the Jet Airways that they will stop flying from April 1 if their pending salaries are not paid by end of this month. They also demanded implementation of the “resolution plan” to resolve financial issues of the airline. The plan was announced few weeks ago. “If there is no proper clarity on the resolution process and salary payments, by March 31, we will stop flying from April 1,” the guild said in a statement. The pilots and other senior staff of the airline have not been getting their full salaries since December. After the DGCA took stock of the situation at Jet Airways, its spokesperson said the regulator reviewed the performance of the airline on operational, airworthiness and passenger facilitation. “Current availability of aircraft in the fleet for operation is 41 and accordingly scheduled for 603 domestic flights and 382 international flights has been drawn. However, it is a dynamic situation and there may be further attrition in coming weeks,” he said. The spokesperson added that the DGCA has instructed the airline to comply with “the relevant provisions of the applicable CARs (Civil Aviation Requirements) for facilitation of passengers regarding timely communication, compensation, refunds and providing alternate flights wherever applicable”. The DGCA spokesperson said the aviation watchdog is ensuring that all aircraft in the fleet “whether in operation or on ground” are maintained in accordance with Approved Maintenance Programme (AMP). “The operator was also directed to ensure that no pilots/cabin crew/AMEs be rostered on duty who had reported stress of any nature. Additionally, all such staff should be current with all mandatory training requirements. “The DGCA is continuously monitoring overall situation and based on the same, will take appropriate steps by the end of the month, if needed,” the spokesperson added. Jet Airways has a debt of over Rs 8,200 crore and needs to make repayments of up to Rs 1,700 crore by the end of March. On March 8, Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal wrote to Etihad Airways Group CEO Tony Douglas seeking an urgent funding of Rs 750 crore and also warned that any delay in fund infusion might result in its grounding of the carrier. Ethihad Group has stakes in Jet Airways.last_img read more

Texas AM Coach Kevin Sumlin Receives Racist Threatening Letter

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin’s team blew a 34-point lead Sunday in a game against UCL, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Texas A&M and law enforcement officials were investigating Thursday night after football coach Kevin Sumlin received a racist and threatening letter at his home.His wife, Charlene Sumlin, posted a picture of the letter , which had a return address in Houston, on Twitter on Thursday night. The handwritten letter read: “You suck as a coach! You’re a [racial epithet] and can’t win! Please get lost! Or else.”On the post, Charlene added: “People of 2017: please tell me how any part of this is OK? And to the sender: did it occur to you that a child may open it?” At the end of the post, she added #orelseWHAT?Later on Thursday night, Texas A&M President Michael Young and athletics director Scott Woodward issued a joint statement condemning the letter and adding that they are “working with law enforcement authorities to bring the sender of this letter to justice.”The statement said that they were doing everything they can to ensure the safety of Sumlin and his family.“There is no excuse for hatred and, as a community, we will not allow the ignorance of some to intimidate any member of our community,” the statement continued.On Sunday night in Los Angeles, Texas A&M squandered a 34-point third-quarter lead in a season-opening loss to UCLA. That loss led to waves of criticism directed at the coach. Noteworthy among those critics was university system regent Tony Buzbee, who took to Facebook to express his displeasure with Sumlin.“Our players were better tonight,” Buzbee, a Houston attorney wrote Sunday night after the stunning loss. “Our players were more talented tonight. But coaches were dominated on national TV, yet again. I’m only one vote on the Board of Regents, but when the time comes, my vote will be that Kevin Sumlin needs to GO. In my view, he should go now. We owe it to our school and our players. We can do better.”The Aggies will host Nicholls State on Saturday night.The 53-year-old Sumlin, the first black head football coach at A&M, has three years and $15 million left on his contract that runs through the 2019 season. read more

With an experienced offensive line, a plethora of running backs and a third-year quarterback in Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State has high expectations going into the upcoming football season.Although some pundits are penciling in the Buckeyes for a return to Arizona for the Tostitos National Championship, their schedule will be difficult.Thursday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. Marshall at Ohio StateThe Buckeyes start off the season with the 10th night game ever at Ohio Stadium. Because this game is on Thursday, it will give OSU a few extra days to prepare for a showdown with Miami the following week.Saturday, Sept. 11, 3:40 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Ohio StateThis will be the first time these teams have met since the infamous 2002 National Championship game. Miami is comparable to OSU with experience. Coach Randy Shannon’s up-and-coming program will lean on junior quarterback Jacory Harris to upset the Buckeyes.Though this will be Pryor’s first stage to shine on after his MVP Rose Bowl performance, look for the Buckeyes to run on a young Hurricane defensive line.Saturday, Oct. 16, 7:15 p.m. Ohio State at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium should be the most hostile environment the Buckeyes will face all season. OSU beat Wisconsin in a similar environment two years ago when Pryor and Chris “Beanie” Wells led the team to a fourth quarter comeback, winning 20-17.This Wisconsin team is much more experienced, though. With 18 returning starters, including senior quarterback Scott Tolzien and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay, look for the Badgers to have a balanced attack. It was this attack that led them to a 20-14 victory over Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl.Saturday, Oct. 23, 12:00 p.m. Purdue at Ohio StateThis is supposed to be the hangover week after a grueling game the week before. With Purdue coming to Columbus, OSU will be looking for redemption as the Boilermakers forced Pryor into five turnovers in a 26-18 loss last year in West Lafayette, Ind.Purdue lost five of its last seven games last year by a touchdown or less.Saturday, Nov. 13, TBA. Penn State at Ohio StateUsually, Penn State is one of the toughest matchups of the year. This year might be the exception.Penn State lost three key defensive players, Jared Odrick, Sean Lee and Navorro Bowman, to the NFL. In addition, the Nittany Lions will be replacing quarterback Daryll Clark.Saturday, Nov. 20, TBA. Ohio State at Iowa After an Orange Bowl victory, the Hawkeyes have 14 returning starters. Iowa should be a lock in the top 10 projections at the beginning of the year.Iowa’s defense is very much like OSU’s. Both teams will not be giving up a lot of points, and it should be a close game throughout.The Nov. 20 showdown will feature a rematch of last year’s 27-24 overtime thriller. This game could be the decider on who goes to the Rose Bowl, or maybe, the National Championship.Saturday, Nov. 27, TBA. Michigan at Ohio StateDon’t expect another 42-7 OSU victory, which is what happened the last time the Wolverines came to Columbus.Rich Rodriguez needs a successful season or else he could be fired at the end of this year. The best way to win over the heart of Wolverine fans is to beat OSU in the Horseshoe. read more