Young couple splash cash on luxury pad with “best views”

first_img PIECE OF JACKIE CHAN MOVIE HISTORY HITS MARKET 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral.A four-level non-riverfront luxury home at Balmoral has smashed a new Brisbane sales record for a property sub 405sq m.A young professional couple paid $3,500,000 for 9 Ryan Ave, which is atop Balmoral Hill.Surrounded by multimillion-dollar properties, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom architectural masterpiece was developed by Aurelien Berson Construction. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral.Belle Property – Bulimba selling agent Tony O’Doherty said the standout property had the “best views I’ve seen”.“The functionality of the home is great. The kitchen, living and dining areas are on top,” Mr O’Doherty said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral has sold to a young couple.According to CoreLogic data, a “comparable top recent sale” in 2019 was 23 Right St, Balmoral which sold on January 22 for $1,750,000 million.In terms of a similar lot size to 9 Ryan Ave, the data showed 23 Wright St, Balmoral sold for $1,750,000 million also in January this year.In September 2018, 3/46 Main Ave, Balmoral sold for $3,350,000 million. PROPERTY COMES WITH 100K WORTH OF CRYSTALS The views from 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral are next level. FAMILY SPLURGE ON LUXURY HOLIDAY HOME The spacious dining area at 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral.Other standout features of the home include an infinity pool, wine cellar, home cinema and lift.Mr O’Doherty said Brisbane’s middle to high-end market was performing well.“There’s plenty of people with plenty of money,” he said.“I don’t have enough properties to meet buyer demand.“I sold this property twice – I had a backup contract on it.”He said in the last few weeks he had sold two properties totalling $10 million in off-market transactions.He said the recent sale was credit to the developer who had another project underway at Bulimba.last_img read more

Miss Zimbabwe’s crown in jeopardy over Nude photos

first_imgEmily Kachote Zimbabwe’s miss world Miss Zimbabwe Trust or organisers have threatened to take action on Miss Zimbabwe beauty queen 25 year old Emily Kachote if it turns out that she posed nude for pictures that were posted on the internet.The trust which manages Miss Zimbabwe, has said that it will not be taken advantage of anymore however it remained tight lipped on weather the beauty queen will be sued for miss-representation.It has been investigating the allegations against the beauty queen since last year after the nude pictures allegations emerged only two weeks into her reign as miss World Zimbabwe.The Herald reports that the organisers have remained tight lipped on their latest findings as they prepare to hold a press conference on their findings later on today.Organizers of the Miss Zimbabwe pageant said they are investigating 25-year-old Emily Kachote two weeks into her reign after photos that allegedly show her nude appeared on the internet.”Kachote, who would represent Zimbabwe at the Miss World finals later this year, will be dethroned if the photos are authentic,” pageant spokesperson Tendai Chirau is quoted by several news sources as saying.The contestants of the beauty pageant signed contracts declaring they had never posed nude before the pageant and that, in the event of winning the crown, they would not pose naked during the year long tenure as Miss Zimbabwe.Kachote told H Metro, a Zimbabwean tabloid newspaper, that she suspected “these pictures” would emerge but “it happened a long time ago.”last_img read more

Nature Isle Toastmasters Club Encourages You to Prepare for the Future

first_img Share 64 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LettersLifestyleReader Bites Nature Isle Toastmasters Club Encourages You to Prepare for the Future  by: – June 18, 2020 Tweet As the novel Corona-Virus 2019 pandemic (COVID-19) continues to affect us all, it has created a new opportunity for us to explore working and operating in a virtual environment both at individual and organizational levels.With the spread of the virus, our club has taken to online meetings, which have so far proven to be a convenient way to continue on our mission to empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.The harsh reality is that, even when this pandemic is over nothing will be the same, things will not magically return to what we knew as normal, in fact I believe there will be a new normal.  NITC urges you to be ready for that phase which will come.  James Hume said “The art of communication is the language of leadership”.  NITC is here to help you improve your public speaking and communication skills and assist you in building your leadership skills.The Nature Isle Toastmasters Club has a special gift at this time for our current, past and prospective members.  This is in the form of a whooping reduction in dues payable for the upcoming Toastmasters half year.Dues payable is reduced to EC$150.00. This will cover the registration fee and fees for the next Toastmasters quarter (July, August and September 2020) for new and returning members and half year (July to December 2020) for existing members.  I encourage businesses and other organizations to take advantage of this offer to ensure that their staff or members continue to strive toward professional development amid this Covid-19 pandemic. You are free to share this offer with your co-workers and across your professional and personal networks, so they can take advantage of this valuable offer.We take pride and comfort in knowing NITC is here for you and your organizations during these challenging times. You do not have to put your professional aspirations on hold.  Kermecia Matthew-HarrisPresidentNature Isle Toastmasters Club – https://natureisle.toastmastersclubs.org/last_img read more

Houthi attack on Yemen military camp kills 60

first_imgAl Ekhbariya television quoted sourcesas saying the attack was carried out with ballistic missiles and drones. CAIRO – Iran-aligned Houthi militiaattacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday,killing 60military personnel and wounding dozens others, Saudi state televisionsaid.  Houthis militants did not immediatelyclaim responsibility for Saturday’s attack.(Reuters) Yemeni army soldiers secure a site in the south of the country after an attack last year. On Saturday, Iran-aligned Houthi militia attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib, killing‮ ‬60 military personnel and wounding dozens others, Saudi state television said.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ALI OWIDHA/REUTERScenter_img A proxy war has been playing out inYemen between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Saudi-led coalition intervened in2015 to restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, which theHouthis ousted from power in the capital Sanaa and is now based in the southernport city of Aden.last_img read more

Sport Compacts added to Sept. 5 Prelude at Boone

first_imgIMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods complete the card.  BOONE, Iowa – Mach-1 Sport Compact drivers will have another opportunity to race at Iowa’s Action Track before taking their turn on the big stage during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nation­als fueled by Casey’s.  The division has been added to the card for the Saturday, Sept. 5 Wild Rose Casino Prelude at Boone Speedway, running for a top prize of $150 and a minimum of $25 to start. Non-qualifier pay will be $25.center_img Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. with racing at 5 p.m.last_img

Sunderland snap up trio

first_img Sunderland’s need for reinforcements in defence is long-standing with the full-back positions a particular problem. Danny Rose played on the left for much of last season on loan from Tottenham, although midfielder Jack Colback had to fill in at times, while Craig Gardner spent more time than he would have liked deputising at right-back. While there may still be work to be done on both of those deals, three more were formally completed on Monday when Valentin Roberge, Cabral and Modibo Diakite all officially became Sunderland players. Central defenders Roberge and Diakite will reinforce a department which has been depleted by the departures of Titus Bramble and Matt Kilgallon, while defensive midfielder Cabral could have a key role to play amid speculation that skipper Lee Cattermole’s days could be numbered. All three men have signed three-year deals after allowing their existing contracts to expire at their previous clubs. Frenchman Roberge, 25, joins from Portuguese side Maritimo, for whom he played twice against the Black Cats’ derby rivals Newcastle in last season’s Europa League. Born in Montreuil, he began his career at Guingamp before moving to Paris St Germain. The 6ft 1in defender spent two years in Greece with Aris before sealing his move to Maritimo, where he made 32 appearances last season, in 2010. Diakite has spent the last seven years with Di Canio’s former club Lazio, with whom he won the Coppa Italia in 2009. Cape Verde-born midfielder Cabral, full name Adilson Tavares Varela, is 24 and has four Swiss titles and Champions League football to his name. He started at Lausanne and had a spell on loan in Spain with Sevilla Atletico before heading for Basle. Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is pushing ahead with his plans to rebuild his squad as he chases promising full-backs Gino Peruzzi and Benjamin Mendy. On the day three out-of-contract signings completed their moves to the Stadium of Light, the Black Cats were closing in on the Argentinian and his French counterpart. The Wearsiders have agreed deals with Velez Sarsfield for Peruzzi and Le Havre for Mendy and are now working to put together personal terms to attract the pair to England. Right-back Peruzzi, 21, played his part as Velez won the Argentinian Grand Final with a 1-0 victory over Newell’s Old Boys at the weekend, coming on as a first-half substitute for Ivan Gonzalo Bella. Eighteen-year-old left-back Mendy too is firmly in Di Canio’s sights, although amid interest from a series of other suitors, he is yet to commit himself to a move to the north-east. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

AP Sportlight

first_imgAP Sportlight 2017 — Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks becomes the 13th NHL player to reach 1,000 assists when he assists on Joe Pavelski’s empty-net goal with 26 seconds left in the third period of a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets.March 71921 — Cy Denneny of the Ottawa Senators scores six goals in a 12-5 victory over the Hamilton Tigers.1951 — Ezzard Charles wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott to retain the world heavyweight title in Detroit.1954 — The Minneapolis Lakers and Milwaukee Hawks experiment with the baskets raised from 10 feet to 12 feet during an exhibition game. George Mikan and the Lakers win 65-63. 1924 — Frank Carauna, of Buffalo, N.Y., becomes the first to bowl two straight perfect 300 games. Carauna throws five strikes to open his third game, giving him 29 straight strikes.1931 — WGL radio broadcasts the first game of the American Basketball League championship series. The Brooklyn Visitations beat the Fort Wayne Hoosiers 14-10 in the first professional basketball game to be broadcast live on radio.1960 — Carol Heiss wins the ladies title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver.1965 — Ernest Terrell wins the world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Eddie Machen in Chicago.1966 — Bob Seagren sets an indoor record in the pole vault with a 17-foot, ¼-inch vault in Albuquerque. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarch 11919 — Newsy Lalonde of the Montreal Canadiens sets a Stanley Cup Playoff record by scoring five goals in a 6-3 win against the visiting Ottawa Senators. The record is matched four times.1934 — Primo Carnera retains his world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Tommy Laughren in Miami. 2000 — With 26-year-old rookie Dean Barker at Black Magic’s helm, New Zealand sails into America’s Cup history, becoming the first country other than the United States to defend the oldest trophy in sports.2001 — Jackie Stiles of Southwest Missouri State becomes the NCAA career scoring leader in women’s basketball, running her career total to 3,133 points with 30 in Southwest Missouri State’s 94-59 victory over Creighton.2014 — Jaromir Jagr becomes the seventh player to score 700 NHL goals during New Jersey Devils’ 6-1 victory over the New York Islanders.2015 — Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon give the United States its first ever World Cup title double in aerials skiing. McKinnon becomes the first U.S. woman to win the World Cup since Nikki Stone in 1998, while Bohonnon was the first American men’s winner since Jeret “Speedy” Peterson in 2005.March 2 2014 — LeBron James scores a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rice’s franchise record, and the Miami Heat defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.2015 — Frank Mason III caps one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69. It’s the 11th consecutive Big 12 championship for Kansas. Mason ends with 19 points for the Jayhawks, whose 11 straight conference titles trail only the 13 in a row UCLA won in the John Wooden era.2015 — No. 1 Kentucky overcomes a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season (30-0) intact, beating Georgia 72-64.2017 — Kyrie Irving scores 43 points, LeBron James has 38 and the Cleveland Cavaliers set the NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers as they turned back Atlanta’s late rally to beat the Hawks 135-130.March 4 1996 — Magic Johnson becomes the second NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists, getting the milestone on the go-ahead basket in Los Angeles’ 102-90 victory over Sacramento.2004 — Detroit becomes the first team in the NBA’s shot-clock era to hold three consecutive opponents under 70 points with an 86-65 victory over Seattle. The Pistons beat Denver 97-66 and Portland 83-68.2012 — The Indianapolis Colts cut injured Peyton Manning, the only four-time MVP in NFL history. Manning, who missed the previous season with a neck injury, was due a $28 million bonus this week.2012 — Kikkan Randall adds a World Cup crystal globe to her stash and carves out another slice of history for the U.S ski team. Randall is the first American in 30 years to win a cross country championship by clinching the overall sprint title. Randall’s 11th-place finish at a race in Norway secures the championship with one race left in the season.2014 — The U.S. women’s soccer team’s two-year unbeaten streak ends at 43 games with a 1-0 loss to Sweden at the Algarve Cup in Albufiera, Portugal. The U.S. had been 36-0-7 since a 1-0 loss to Japan at the Algarve Cup on March 5, 2012. 1983 — Tamara McKinney becomes the first American woman skier to win the overall World Cup championship.1987 — The Boston Celtics becomes the first NBA franchise to post 2,000 victories when they beat the Detroit Pistons 112-102.1988 — Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers becomes the NHL’s all-time assist leader, breaking the longtime mark of Gordie Howe. In his ninth season, Gretzky picked up assist No. 1,050 in a game against the Los Angeles Kings.1991 — Pat Day becomes the sixth jockey in history to earn $100 million in purses when he rides Wild Sierra to a second-place finish in the first race at Oaklawn Park.1996 — Atlanta’s Lenny Wilkens becomes the first NBA coach to reach 1,000 career victories as the Hawks beat Cleveland 74-68. 1921 — Kentucky beats Georgia 20-19 in the Southern Intercollegiate men’s basketball championship game in Atlanta. The 14-team conference does not keep formal regular season standings. It’s college basketball’s first tournament.1940 — Seabiscuit, ridden by Red Pollard, wins the Santa Anita Handicap in his final race. Beaten by a nose in both the 1937 and 1938 Santa Anita Handicaps, Seabiscuit beats Kayak II by one-half length to retire as the leading money-winning horse in the world.1951 — In the first NBA All-Star Game, Ed Macauley of the Celtics scores 20 points to lead the East to a 111-94 victory at Boston Garden.1951 — St. John’s Bob Zawoluk scores 65 points to lead the Redmen to a 105-61 rout of St. Peters. It’s the first time in its 43-year history that St. John’s scores over 100 points in a game.1962 — Wilt Chamberlain scores an NBA-record 100 points to lead the Philadelphia Warriors to a 169-147 triumph over the New York Knicks. Chamberlain scores 59 second-half points and 28 points from the free-throw line for records. Both teams combine for 316 points to surpass the record of 312 set by Boston-Minneapolis on Feb. 27, 1959. 2004 — Mianne Bagger makes sports history at the Women’s Australian Open as the first transsexual to play in a pro golf tournament.2006 — Rafael Nadal ends top-ranked Roger Federer’s 56-match hardcourt winning streak with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the final of the Dubai Open.2011 — Miikka Kiprusoff becomes the first goalie in 25 years to stop two penalty shots in a game and finishes with 37 saves, leading Calgary past Columbus 4-3.2013 — Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that has delivered big NCAA tournament wins, is on top of The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time. Riding the best record in Division I at 29-2, the Bulldogs become the 57th school to be ranked No. 1 since the AP poll began in January 1949.2013 — Brittney Griner scores a Big 12 single-game record 50 points in her final regular-season game at Baylor and leads the Bears to a 98-50 win over Kansas State. 2016 — Makai Mason scores 22 points to lead Yale to a 71-55 victory over Columbia, clinching the Bulldogs’ first NCAA Men’s Tournament bid since 1962.2016 — Clemson beats Boston College 66-50, completing the Eagles’ winless regular season in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Eagles (7-24, 0-18) are the first men’s ACC team to go winless in their conference regular-season games since Maryland went 0-14 in 1986-87. Worse, BC’s football team went 0-8 in league play, making the school the first in ACC history to go winless in both sports in the same academic year.March 61920 — Mickey Roach of Toronto scores five goals to lead the St. Patricks to an 11-2 rout of the Quebec Bulldogs.1976 — Dorothy Hamill wins the World Figure Skating Championships in Goteberg, Sweden. 2000 — Edward Fryatt ties a PGA Tour record with eight consecutive birdies in the second round of the Doral-Ryder Open. Fuzzy Zoeller did it in the 1976 Quad Cities Open, and Bob Goalby in the 1961 St. Petersburg Open.2001 — Maurice Greene equals his world record in the 60-meter dash, running 6.39 seconds in a semifinal heat at the USA Indoor Championships in Atlanta. Greene matches the time he set Feb. 9, 1998, at Madrid, Spain.2001 — A bloodied John Ruiz becomes the first Hispanic heavyweight champion by knocking Evander Holyfield down with a huge right hand in the 11th round to win a unanimous 12-round decision for the WBA heavyweight title.2010 — Brittney Griner punches an opponent in the face and is ejected from No. 14 Baylor’s 69-60 win over Texas Tech. Officials toss the freshman with 9:01 remaining after she strikes Texas Tech sophomore forward Jordan Barncastle. Griner later receives a two-game suspension.2011 — Orlando, down by 24 in the third quarter, goes on an unbelievable 40-9 run over the next 15 minutes and shocks the Miami Heat 99-96. The comeback is the second-largest comeback in Orlando franchise history. 1966 — Buckpasser wins the Flamingo Stakes by a nose, under the guidance of Bill Shoemaker. The colt is such a prohibitive favorite among the field of nine that the race is declared a non-wagering contest. The race is known as “The Chicken Flamingo.”1968 — Montreal’s Jean Beliveau becomes the second NHL player to score 1,000 career points with a goal in a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.1984 — Peter Ueberroth, president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, is elected commissioner of baseball by major league team owners.1985 — Willie Shoemaker becomes the first jockey to win $100 million in career purses after riding Lord at War to victory at the Santa Anita Handicap in Arcadia, Calif.1987 — Mike Tyson adds the WBA heavyweight crown to his WBC heavyweight crown with a unanimous 12-round decision over James “Bonecrusher” Smith in Las Vegas. 1970 — Austin Carr scores an NCAA tournament record 61 points as Notre Dame routs Ohio University 112-82. Carr hits 25 of 44 field goals and 11 of 14 free throws.1974 — New Orleans is granted an NBA franchise.1977 — Anthony Roberts of Oral Roberts scores 65 points in a 90-89 loss to Oregon in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.1983 — Phil Mahre wins the Alpine World Cup championship for the third straight year to become the third person to win three consecutive titles.1987 — Thomas Hearns wins his third championship, the WBC light heavyweight title, with a 10-round TKO of Dennis Andries.center_img Associated Press 1960 — Phil Latrielle of Middlebury scores an NCAA-record 10 goals in a 13-2 victory over Colgate. Latrielle, a three time All-American, would score a record 250 goals in the 85 games of his collegiate ice hockey career.1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors registers his fifth straight 50-point game with 58 against the New York Knicks and sets a season scoring record with 3,921 points.1968 — Joe Frazier wins the vacant New York world heavyweight title with an 11th-round TKO of Buster Mathis at Madison Square Garden.1981 — Guy LaFleur of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 1,000th point with a goal in a 9-3 rout over the Winnipeg Jets.1990 — Hank Gathers, one of two Division I players to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season, dies after collapsing during Loyola Marymount’s West Coast Conference tournament game against Portland. He was 23. 1994 — Jay Sigel stages the biggest comeback in PGA and Senior tour history, rallying from 10 strokes behind to win the GTE West Seniors Classic in a four-hole playoff with Jim Colbert.1996 — Detroit’s Chris Osgood becomes the third goalie in NHL history to score a goal, firing the puck into an empty net with 11 seconds remaining in the Red Wings’ 4-2 victory over Hartford.2000 — Shaquille O’Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers scores an NBA season-high 61 points and had 23 rebounds in a 123-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.2001 — George Mason beats North Carolina-Wilmington 35-33 in the second-lowest scoring game in the shot-clock era of NCAA basketball.2010 — Devin Harris scores 31 points and the New Jersey Nets erased an early 16-point deficit to beat New York 113-93. The Knicks miss all 18 attempts in the most futile 3-point shooting night in league history. 1973 — New York Yankee pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announce that they’ve swapped wives and children.1981 — Scott Hamilton wins the men’s title at the World Figure Skating Championships held in Hartford, Conn.1983 — Golden State’s Joe Barry Carroll scores 52 points in a 127-121 Warrior victory over the Utah Jazz.1985 — Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders scores his 50th goal, becoming the first NHL player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.2004 — Ottawa and Philadelphia combine for an NHL-record 419 penalty minutes, with the Flyers setting a single-team mark with 213. There are five consecutive brawls in the final two minutes, including one involving both goalies. The previous record for penalty minutes was 406 by the Minnesota North Stars and Boston Bruins in 1981. The Flyers beat the Senators 5-3. 1948 — Top-ranked NYU, the nation’s only unbeaten basketball team, is upset by Notre Dame 64-59 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In a game with 17 lead changes, the Fighting Irish hold Dolph Schayes to nine points and Kevin O’Shea scores 18 for Notre Dame.1955 — Allen Fieldhouse, home of the Kansas Jayhawks, hosts its first basketball game and the Jayhawks beat rival Kansas State 77-66.1969 — Tuesdee Testa becomes the first female jockey to win a race at a major American Thoroughbred track when she rides Buz On to victory in the third race with at Santa Anita Park.1973 — Robyn Smith becomes the first woman jockey to win a stakes race when she rides North Sea to victory in the Paumonok Handicap at Aqueduct Race Track in New York.1981 — Calvin Murphy of the Houston Rockets misses a free throw in San Antonio, ending his NBA record consecutive free throw streak at 78. 2003 — Alinghi takes the America’s Cup with a five-race sweep over Team New Zealand, winning the race by 45 seconds. The Swiss team becomes the first European yacht to win the America’s Cup in 152 years.2012 — Major League Baseball expands its playoff format to 10 teams, adding a second wild-card in each league. The decision establishes a one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.March 31920 — The Montreal Canadiens set an NHL record for most goals in a game with a 16-3 rout of the Quebec Bulldogs.1951 — Temple’s Bill Mlkvy scores an NCAA-record 73 points in a 99-69 rout over Wilkes. 1966 — Kelso, Horse of the Year 1960-64, runs his last race, finishing fourth at Hialeah (Fla.) Park. Kelso leaves the track as racing’s all-time leading money winner with lifetime earnings of $1,977,896. These earnings hold for a record 13 years.1966 — Chicago’s Bobby Hull becomes the first NHL player to have two 50-goal seasons during the Black Hawks’ 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.1969 — Boston’s Phil Esposito becomes the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season, scoring a goal in the Bruins’ 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.1991 — Del Ballard Jr. throws the most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history in the finals of the Fair Lanes Open. Ballard, needing seven pins on his last roll to beat Pete Weber, gets none as his ball falls into the gutter. Weber wins 213-207, claiming the $30,000 first prize, while Ballard takes $15,500.1997 — Croatia’s Goran Ivanisevic wins the quickest final in ATP Tour history, beating Spain’s Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-2 in 47 minutes in the Italian Indoors. 2011 — Lindsey Vonn clinches her third discipline title in three days with a super-G victory to wrap up a memorable weekend of ski racing in Tarvisio, Italy. Vonn took the super-combined and downhill titles the previous two days.2014 — The Los Angeles Clippers rout the rival Los Angeles Lakers 142-94. It’s the most lopsided victory ever for the Clippers’ franchise and the most one-sided loss in Lakers history.2015 — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is suspended for nine games, with the school punished for ignoring the “most fundamental core values of the NCAA” for academic, drug and other violations committed primarily by the men’s basketball program. The school is put on probation for five years and the basketball team is forced to vacate 108 wins in which ineligible players participated.2015 — Shane Walsh scores the winning goal in the fifth overtime to lead UMass to a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame in the longest game in NCAA Division I ice hockey history.2017 — Katie Lou Samuelson has a record-breaking night, scoring 40 points and hitting all 10 of her 3-point shots to lead top-ranked UConn to a 100-44 rout of South Florida in the American Athletic Conference Tournament final. Samuelson sets a Division I record for consecutive 3-pointers in a game. The Huskies win their 107th straight game and extends their conference winning streak to 82 games. 2015 — Russell Westbrook becomes the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have four consecutive triple-doubles and the first since Jordan that year to have back-to-back triple-doubles with at least 40 points. Westbrook sets career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and adds 10 assists, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime.2017 — Marit Bjoergen wins world championship gold in the 30-kilometer classical race as Norway completes a sweep of women’s cross-country ski titles at the world championships in Lahti, Finland. Bjoergen takes her record 18th career gold medal and fourth of the championships. No country had won all women’s cross-country gold medals at a single world championships since Russia in 1997, when there were only five events, rather than the current six.2017 — Austrian Marcel Hirscher stuns the world of Alpine skiing by locking up an unprecedented sixth straight overall World Cup He becomes the first male skier to win six overall titles. Hirscher’s 44th career win also secures him the giant slalom title.2017 — Napheesa Collier scores 24 points and top-ranked UConn routed Tulsa 105-57 in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals. The Huskies (30-0) extend their NCAA-record winning streak to 105 games and reach the 30-victory mark for the 12th consecutive season.March 5 February 29, 2020 1977 — Montclair State’s Carol Blazejowski scores 52 points against Queens College, setting a new collegiate scoring record (for men or women) in the current Madison Square Garden in New York.1982 — The San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks combine for 337 points in the highest scoring game in NBA history, to that point. The Spurs win, 171-166, in three overtimes.1983 — The 12-team United States Football League begins its first season with five games.1984 — Dale Hawerchuck of the Winnipeg Jets sets the NHL record for most assists in one period, with five in the second period of a 7-3 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings.1988 — Julie Krone becomes the winningest female jockey in history with her 1,205th career victory. Krone rides a filly named Squawter to victory in the ninth race at Aqueduct Racetrack. 2015 — Kentucky (31-0) becomes the first men’s basketball team from a major conference to go undefeated in the regular season since Indiana in 1976. Wichita State of the Missouri Valley Conference went undefeated in the regular season in 2014.2016 — Stephen Curry scores 41 points and becomes the first player in NBA history to make 300 3-pointers in a season, and the Golden State Warriors set another record by holding off the Orlando Magic 119-113 for their 45th straight home victory.2017 — Dirk Nowitzki scores the 20 points he needed for 30,000 in his career in barely more than a quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks post an easy home win over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 122-111 victory. The 7-foot German becomes the sixth NBA player and the first international one to reach the milestone, joining four Hall of Famers and a future one in Kobe Bryant.END ADVlast_img read more

Distance runners overshadow jumpers and sprinters

first_imgThe number of Syracuse’s jumpers and sprinters can be counted on two hands and it’s a concerted effort by the coaching staff. The Orange is known for its distance team, and head coach Chris Fox has created that dynamic.“We don’t even look at throwers or pole vaulters,” Fox said.Even coming off a national championship in cross country and an Atlantic Coast Conference indoor title, where three of his hurdlers finished in the top four, Fox’s jumpers and sprinters are still overlooked. He focuses on recruiting distance runners while SU assistant coach Dave Hegland recruits hurdlers. Distance runners and hurdlers like Justyn Knight, Freddie Crittenden and Colin Bennie have become household names among the nationwide track and field community, casting a shadow over the rest of the roster.With just four sprinters on the team, Winston Lee, a junior sprinter who finished fifth at the ACC indoor championship in the 60-meter dash, tries to manage the hand dealt to him. He has clocked the best times among the sprinters on the team and knows that he can’t slip up if he wants to get the attention he hopes for.“I think it does bring added pressure,” Lee said of having so few sprinters, “and it is important for me to keep improving so that I don’t fly under the radar.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf there were more on the team, Lee said he would be a better sprinter. But he also knows there’s nothing he can do about it.Jabari Butler, the top high jumper for SU, had a similar outlook as Lee. The senior believes that adding more jumpers would be beneficial to him, especially someone better than him because it’d push him to compete to be the best.“As you can see with the hurdlers, Freddie (Crittenden) makes the younger guys better,” Butler said.Young runners like Chevis Armstead, Richard Floyd and David Gilstrap have Crittenden to look to for tips, training advice and competition. Butler did not have that luxury when he came to SU. Frank Taylor and Will Watson, both jumpers, helped him out when he began his high-jump career for the Orange. But Taylor and Watson weren’t high jumpers. Unlike Armstead, Floyd and Gilstrap, Butler was on his own.Part of the reason for the makeup of the roster is because of the team’s facilities, Hegland said. High jumpers, for example, only get to actually jump in meets once a week.Despite competing in different events, Lee and Butler are often training together. Hegland coaches the hurdlers, sprinters and jumpers. At practice the three groups often do the same exact workout.Butler doesn’t need to be high jumping two to three times per week, Hegland said. His training is more effective working with the sprinters and hurdlers rather than individually.The coaching staff must be upfront about the training situation when recruiting, Hegland said.“We have to say that if you are going to come here, you’re primarily going to be training like a sprinter,” Hegland said. “And if you’re not OK with that, then this isn’t the right place to come.”Before coming to Syracuse, Lee knew about SU’s distance program, but didn’t know much about the sprinting department. Butler didn’t even plan on being a high jumper for the Orange.Both ended up competing for SU and both have been successful. But both remain in the shadow of the centerpiece of Syracuse’s program. Comments Related Stories Syracuse specializes in more than just distance running Published on April 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

STS strengthens esports portfolio with Paweł “innocent” Mocek agreement

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articles Building upon its presence across the esports sector, STS has extended its cooperation with CS:GO’s Paweł “innocent” Mocek as part of a year-long sponsorship agreement.The sponsorship deal comes as the esports market continues to attract punters across the world, and builds upon the duo’s current agreement which began in January 2018.The agreement signed at that time was the first one in Europe when a bookmaker decided to support an individual esports gamer playing Counter Strike.Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS, commented on the agreement: “Esports entered the top ten of the most frequent bets made by our punters, and it is still growing in popularity.“This is the reason why we invest in increasing our recognition among esports fans – we are constantly developing our offer to meet the expectations of our punters, i.e. by sponsoring popular teams, players and events.”Paweł “innocent” Mocek has been lauded by STS for having a successful year, having joined the Illuminar Gaming team, with whom he won the Games Clash Masters in Gdynia. The gamer will also go on to compete in the IEM Katowice 2020 tournament.As well as inking an agreement with the CS:GO gamer, STS has also secured sponsorship agreements with x-kom AGO, which is considered to be one of the best CS:GO teams in Poland.At the end of 2019, STS was given the green light by the UK Gambling Commission to provide services across the UK, based on an ‘independent licence’.Polish bookmaker STS has subsequently gone live with its own UK licence, 10 months after initially launching as a licensed white-label brand on the BetConstruct platform. Share Share Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

7 cities that could house an Overwatch team – Europe

first_imgThe argument over whether the city format can work in esports, and specifically in this instance in Overwatch, rumbles on. Examples from history suggest it won’t work, and some point to the basic global nature of esports as evidence that feasibility aside it’s undesirable. The fact is the Overwatch League is happening. But another is that we’re still very much in the dark when it comes to any concrete details.In March we covered some of the US cities likeliest to gain a roster, and since then we’ve heard rumours that the Los Angeles place alone could cost upwards of $15m.We’ll avoid commenting on pure speculation and instead look to Europe to see which cities are well placed to form part of the inaugural Overwatch League.BerlinBerlin remains the esports capital of Europe. Teams such as G2 Esports (for League), mousesports, Penta and BiG call it home as do companies including DOJO Madness, TEO, Bitkraft Holding and Level99. It would be incredibly strange for the German capital not to be allocated a slot in the Overwatch League. G2 is a major esports organisation which has had an Overwatch roster, but with its key HQ in Madrid in addition to a base in Berlin, it is one of a few which would have options should it come to bidding for an Overwatch city slot.LondonFnatic has its main HQ in Shoreditch in the English capital, and with Gfinity around the corner and Riot having opened an office in the city, not to mention the O2 hosting the Vainglory championship, the hope is that esports in the UK can flourish. Wembley Arena has also hosted the LCS quarter finals so tried and tested venues are no issue. The assumption will be that Fnatic get involved, but the team is said to be basing itself in L.A. after a stint in Korea so this could throw a spanner in the works. Of course the London spot will be notably more affordable (not to mention less contested) than Los Angeles so it could prove the more attractive option.ParisThe French capital hosts ESWC Paris Games Week (1 – 5 November 2017) which last year featured an Overwatch component, the likes of Webedia (owners of Millenium) and Hurrah are based there and in turn it’s the home of PSG Esports. Then there’s PMU Esports, Orange which has sponsored and continues to sponsor esports tournaments and teams, and Canal Plus. As with Berlin, any list of global Overwatch League cities that doesn’t feature Paris would seem incomplete. MadridMovistar Riders is a Spanish organisation with an active Overwatch roster in addition to CS:GO, Hearthstone, FIFA, Call of Duty and League. Backed by Movistar and Telefonica, Spain’s largest broadband and mobile network, it has some clout. Telefonica signed a ”strategic agreement’ with ESL at the beginning of 2016. The Spanish capital would likely demand some representation; it has hosted the LCS Spring Finals, it has a population of over three million and it has a Meltdown.StockholmHome of DreamHack, Stockholm is a strong base for esports in Scandinavia. With Misfits’ Overwatch roster (who won the Overwatch Open in October 2016) based there it’s a solid call for the Blizzard title too. The Misfits team has been an all Swedish lineup since December 2016. Stockholm has its own esports venue, companies such as Orlando John which represents NiP, Rekkles, Olofmeister and more are based there as is Challengermode, a start-up which recently saw over £1.03m in investment from the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and more.Sweden is the highest ranking European nation when it comes to player earnings in Overwatch. When the Overwatch League cities are announced, put your bottom dollar on Stockholm being one of them.CopenhagenThe Copenhagen Games, North and Astralis. Need we say more? Copenhagen warrants a place in the Overwatch League. The Overwatch tournament at this year’s Games was sponsored by Dr.Oetker Pizzaburger, and saw local side Team Singularity defeat Helsinki REDS in the final proving that the Danes are more than just Counterstrike. That said Singularity’s CS:GO roster is ranked 22nd at the time of writing but the org does have twice as many Overwatch rosters; known as the Ninjas and the Gorillaz respectively.Copenhagen Flames Founder Steffen Thomsen said of his city’s potential: “Through the past few years Denmark has been at the forefront of almost every major esports title and has an immense amount of talent. “Five of the world’s top 30 CS:GO teams are Danish, more than 10% of the players in the EU and NA LCS are Danes, and 2 out of the 3 past FIFA World Champions were Danish. More and more schools and places of study have integrated esports in their programs as Denmark continues to strengthen their position among the top 5 esport nations in the world.“When it comes to Overwatch, not only does Denmark have strong teams competing amongst the European top, but also on an individual level they excel with players like Dafran of Selfless, Fischer of Hammers Esport and Zaprey formely of Misfits.”HelsinkiIn 2016 the Finnish Esports Federation was officially accepted into the Finnish Olympic Committee. As such, in Finland esports is recognised as a sport by the powers that be. Moving away from esports a little, Finland’s game development industry is flying. Midway through 2016 the amount of Finland’s GDP that the gaming industry accounted for was just half a percent, In 2017 this has surged to 7%. Head up North from Helsinki and from June you’ll find the Nordic Esports Academy. This is a month long intensive bootcamp for teams and players which is backed by the University of Kajaani.In Blizzard terms, one of the top Overwatch players in terms of earnings is Finnish. Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen currently plays for Team EnVyUs, and the local hockey team IFK Helsinki launched the Helsinki REDS in late 2016. Currently they only operate one roster. Yes, it’s in Overwatch. Ninjas in Pyajamas’ Overwatch team is also Finnish. Helsinki is definitely in with a shout when it comes to a global city league.Other potentials in Europe include Cologne which is a favourite of ESL (it’s where the company HQ is based), and of course Moscow which has Epicenter and is the home of one of the largest esports companies in ESForce. Esports are also recognised as sports in Russia, and Spartak Moscow just announced their move into Dota, League and CS:GO. Did we miss any?last_img read more