. 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. 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.
Follow Lauren on Twitter @LJonesSports USC won its first home game under new coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke on Wednesday night, staking out a big lead against San Diego State before withstanding a late rally to win 65-61.Step up · Junior guard Ariya Crook assumed control of USC’s offense after senior forward Cassie Harberts got into foul trouble in the first half. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe game came down to the final seconds after the Women of Troy (3-0) were up by as much as 19 points in the first half. Junior guard Ariya Crook scored a team-high 18 points while senior forward Cassie Harberts contributed 17 points for the Women of Troy. The victory avenged last season’s devastating 34-point loss to the Aztecs (0-2).The Women of Troy came out of the gates with a vengeance, attacking the Aztecs on both ends of the floor en route to a 24-5 lead. At one point, USC’s defense held the Aztecs scoreless from the floor for more than 10 minutes.“We jumped on them early,” Cooper-Dyke said.But turnovers and fouls allowed the Aztecs to gain some momentum as the final minutes of the first half wound down, and managed to cut USC’s lead to 32-19 heading into the locker room.“We never quite regained that initial intensity back in the latter part of the first half,” Cooper-Dyke said.Though the early foul trouble caused the Women of Troy to back off defensively, they showed the makings of an elite defensive team.The Aztecs made just three of 19 attempts from the floor in the opening half for a dismal field goal percentage of 15.8. San Diego State scored just six of their 19 points in the first half from the field, tallying their other points at the free-throw line. The Women of Troy forced 15 turnovers in the first half and Aztec center Cierra Warren, a Louisville transfer, was held scoreless in the first half.Once the second half was underway, the Women of Troy could not seem to find the perfect combination of players on the floor, causing their 13-point halftime lead to quickly wither away.As the Women of Troy struggled to regain control of the game, Warren was able to get into a rhythm, making her virtually unstoppable. Warren ended up with a game-high 21 points, all of which came in the second half. She scored 12 of the 13 points during a late run for the Aztecs to cut the Women of Troy lead down to just three late in the second half.Crook was fouled and sent to the line with 2.6 seconds left on the clock, and knocked down one of her free throws to extend USC’s lead to 65-61 and halt the Aztecs’ last-gasp comeback attempt.It was fitting that Crook would take the final free throws for USC — the junior guard took the offensive reins for the team while Harberts was sidelined for most of the first half due to foul trouble. Cooper-Dyke spoke highly of the budding leader.“She can score and she’s a great passer,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We expect her to perform well offensively.”But after missing an easy layup in the second half, Cooper-Dyke says Crook still needs some polishing.“She can either get too high or too low in temperature, so my coaching staff is working with her to find a happy medium,” Cooper-Dyke said.Crook says her coach’s upbeat demeanor has helped spark her play.“She really motivates me,” Crook said. “She gave us confidence and has been shifting our mentality from street ball to team ball.”Crook is not the only one who has bought into the Cooper-Dyke system.“It’s a different mentality,” said Harberts. “She preaches score, score, score but does not let us forget about defense.”The offense-first system seems to be working so far — the Women of Troy are 3-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 season, and have defeated three opponents — the Aztecs, Fresno State and UC Davis — who beat them last season.“It’s important for me to stress that USC women’s basketball is not about the [Cheryl] Miller, [Sheryl] Swoopes and [Paula] McGee era,” Cooper-Dyke said, referring to the trio of USC hoops legends who increased the relevance of the program alongside herself. “It is these players’ time to leave their footprint and create their own legacy at this school.”If the Women of Troy continue to play at this level, they will be well on their way to doing just that.Harberts says her teammates are working on translating the great off-the-court chemistry they have developed over the past couple years to the court. As the season progresses, the Trojan faithful will see if they are able to successfully do so.The Women of Troy’s get a nine-day break before their next game on Nov. 22, when they’ll take on Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla.
“That was more of the New Jersey narrative,” Bryant argued, referring to the Nets succumbing to pressure not to draft him. “Cowens told me, ‘We don’t need you here.’ Then I was like, “Oh, all right.’ I quickly transitioned from smiley kid to killer instinct.” Nearly a week after completing the deal, West told former Showtime Laker Byron Scott that the 17-year-old Bryant had completed “the best workout I’ve ever seen.”“‘You got to be kidding me,’” Scott recalled. “He said, ‘B’ I’m telling you this kid is going to be a star.’”Bryant became the Lakers’ all-time leading scorer and a five-time NBA champion. “He repeatedly told me he wanted to be the best,” Scott said of Bryant during his rookie season. “I told him, “You will be the best.’ He was that good and that determined.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Nostalgia swept over Kobe Bryant as he soaked in Michael Jordan’s tribute video and waved to adoring fans. But the Lakers’ 37-year-old star also carried 20 years worth of resentment toward former Charlotte Hornets coach Dave Cowens. Charlotte selected Bryant 13th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft, though the Lakers secured his rights by trading veteran center Vlade Divac. “Charlotte never wanted me,” Bryant said following the Lakers’ 108-98 loss to the Hornets on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena. “Cowens told me he didn’t want me. It wasn’t a question of me even playing here.”It has long been reported Bryant and his former agent, Arn Tellum, ensured Bryant’s future in purple and gold. They reportedly limited Bryant’s pre-draft workouts and threatened teams that Bryant would play overseas if they selected him. Meanwhile, former Lakers executive Jerry West cleared cap space to acquire Shaquille O’Neal as a free agent and pair him with Bryant. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error At easeJeremy Lin has a new look, and that starts with the Charlotte guard sporting a spiked Mohawk. “Just something different,” said Lin, who is sporting a unique haircut with various friends and family members. “I’m the only one who has to deal with the public critique.”Lin no longer has to deal with as much public scrutiny in Charlotte (17-13) as he did last season with the Lakers (5-27). Then, Lin lost his starting spot 20 games into the season amid Scott’s frustration with his consistency. But Scott said Lin is “playing pretty well” after signing with Charlotte this offseason to a two-year, $4.3 million deal.“I’m having fun,” said Lin, who posted 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting and four assists in 34 minutes off the bench Monday. “It’s good to be back on the winning side.”Lin maintained he will “always miss L.A” after growing up in Palo Alto. Though Bryant blocked one of his shots and delivered a hard foul, the two exchanged pleasantries. “I told him during the game, ‘Man, I’m happy for you,’” Lin said, referring to Bryant’s farewell tour. “I hope you’re at peace because you deserve what you’re getting.’”Rest in peaceScott called George “Meadowlark” Lemon a “pioneer.” The longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters died on Monday at the age of 83. “He’s one of those guys that in my era I will always remember as somebody who was an ambassador of basketball,” Scott said. “He brought a lot of fun to the game.”
After victories in all five divisions yesterday, Australia repeated the feat today. The New Zealanders fought hard but were unable to match the Aussies, and with pride on the line tomorrow will be out to prevent 3-0 series wins in all divisions. The Men’s 30’s match, as was expected, was the match of the tournament. In both a physical and passionate display the match had everything from injuries to periods of time, Australia coming from behind to steal victory in the tight battle. ResultsMen’s 50’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 4.Men’s 45’s – Australia 9 defeated New Zealand 2.Men’s 40’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 4.Women’s 30’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 2.Men’s 30’s – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8.For full match reports visit the Trans Tasman website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-6460-0-114197-0
Upcoming 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.
The 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 [email protected] 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:
OSU junior defender Niall Logue (5) prepares to kick the ball while OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed (26) follows during the Buckeyes game against Valparaiso on Sept. 21 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 4-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s soccer team looked to continue its elevated play as of late, matching up against No. 13 Louisville on Tuesday night.The Buckeyes luck would run out, however, as the Scarlet and Gray were ultimately outplayed in a 2-1 contest against the Cardinals.Despite facing a 19-3 deficit in shots in the game, OSU was able to get on the board first.In the 32nd minute, senior defender Austin Bergstrom had a throw-in that found sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed on the right side of the net. Mohamed got his foot on the ball and redirected it back across the net to the left side. Senior forward Christian Soldat blasted the ball past a diving keeper to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.Soldat’s first goal of the season would be the only score of the opening period for either team.The Cardinals came out in the second half with a much more aggressive game plan, and they were rewarded accordingly for their efforts.In the 51st minute, Louisville senior midfielder Daniel Johnson hit junior forward Mohamed Thiaw with a cross. Thiaw put the ball inside the far left post from six yards out, giving Louisville the early second-half equalizer.It was Thiaw’s 10th goal this season.Later in the period, in the 65th minute, the Cardinals would take the lead.Freshman midfielder Cherif Dieye snuck a ball through a host of defenders from 20 yards out that got just inside the left post to give Louisville its first lead of the game, a 2-1 advantage that would end up as the final.Despite the losing effort, OSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried had an impressive night in net. He had his hands full all game, registering a season high nine saves.The Buckeyes will have their sights set on their match this Friday against Michigan, one of their last two Big Ten matchups of the season.
Harry Kane has no intention of resting for England’s Group G finale against Belgium and instead intends to continue with his recent goalscoring hot steak in order to aid his chances at winning the World Cup Golden BootThe England captain is now the leading scorer at the World Cup with five goals in two games following his hat-trick in Sunday’s 6-1 thrashing of Panama.Kane became only the third England player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match after Geoff Hurst (vs Germany 1966 World Cup final) and Gary Lineker (vs Poland 1986 World Cup).The 24-year-old also became the first player to find the back of the net twice in his first two games since Poland’s Grzegorz Lato in 1974 – who would later win the Golden Boot.Kane has now overtaken scoring rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot award and could further add to his advantage with the latter looking set to be left out of Belgium’s final Group G game against England with an injury.“I want to continue, the form I’m in, but whatever decision the gaffer makes we’ll get behind,” said Kane, according to Sky Sports.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“That’s his decision, I guess, but obviously I want to play. The most important thing is always winning games, and if my goals help my team win then that’s the perfect situation.“There’s a long way to go and a lot of good players just behind me [on the list]. Hopefully, I can just continue and take it into Thursday’s game.”England are currently above Belgium in the Group G table due to a better disciplinary record and Kane is keen to help the Three Lions hold on to their slender lead by ideally winning their final group game.“It’s important we finish top,” he said.“We’re ahead by a yellow card or something but we want to go and try to win the game and take the momentum into the knockout stages.”
Jack Grealish is ready to put the disappointment of failing to move to Tottenham behind him and “get to work” at Aston Villa for this seasonThe English midfielder had attempted to engineer a move away from the Championship side over the past few days that remained of the summer transfer window with Tottenham having had a strong interest in signing him.Although the probability of Grealish making the move to North London appeared to be unlikely following his appearance in Villa’s 3-1 win over Hull City in the Championship opener on Monday night.But new investors at Villa meant that they were no longer under pressure to sell the 22-year-old, who has now broken his silence on social media.“Let’s get back to work,” he wrote.Pochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.Villa will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins in the Championship this weekend when they host Wigan Athletic.Let’s get to work. #AVFC ❤️?⚽️ pic.twitter.com/excNZdSVOb— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) August 9, 2018