1601/122 Walker Street, Townsville City “The open plan living area flows to all weather outdoor dining and BBQ area, while the private master suite features an exquisite, five-star ensuite with spa and large walk-in robe,” Ms Gallagher said. The floorplan also includes a study, media room and guest retreat, while the sleek designer kitchen with stone bench tops and large walk-in pantry makes entertaining a joy. Of course, if you ever need a break from dining in, don’t forget that Townsville’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment are all at your doorstep. 1601/122 Walker Street, Townsville CityGiven the fact 1601/122 Walker Street will be a mere stone’s throw away from the new stadium, Ms Gallagher adds that the location is a dream for football fans too.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s perfect for professional couples, or there’s plenty of room for families as well.”Featuring oversized living spaces and a spectacular sky garden, complete with those expansive entertaining terraces on both levels, this impressive apartment offers the scale and grandeur of a house with the style, sophistication and ease of apartment living. PERCHED in a prime position above the streets of Townsville’s CBD, this glamorous penthouse takes pride of place overlooking our vibrant city with unbeatable 180 degree views.According to real estate agent Janice Gallagher, the four-bedroom layout of the stylish apartment will instantly impress.“Who wouldn’t want to live in a luxury, two-level, 630sq m penthouse with large entertaining decks on both levels and your own private 7×3 metre, edgeless swimming pool?” Ms Gallagher said.
September 20, 2020
LAVAUR: Belgian cyclist Wout Van Aert took a second win of the Tour de France 2020 after an explosive Stage 7, a 168km ride from Millau to Lavaur, saw the peloton blow apart from the outset and Peter Sagan move back into the green jersey.Van Aert on Friday led home a select, lead group of race favourites to deliver Jumbo-Visma’s third win of the race as Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Team Emirates) became the big casualty in the battle for yellow. Tour debutant Pogacar was dropped in the crosswinds during a frenetic conclusion to an already highly combative 168km stage, the 21-year-old crossing the line over a minute down to plummet out of the top 10 and lose the white jersey. Spain’s Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren), Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Australia’s Richie Porte and his Trek-Segafredo teammate Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands were all caught out after the expected winds wreaked havoc in the peloton, while Colombia’s Dani Martinez (EF Pro Cycling) shipped the best part of 15 minutes. Britain’s Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) successfully negotiated the accelerations and echelons to retain the yellow jersey by three seconds on Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) as Frenchman Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) moved up to third place at nine seconds after what proved to be the most captivating stage of the race so far. IANS Also Watch: Honouring Retired Teachers at their Homes on Teachers Day
September 16, 2020
Frantz Massenat kept finding openings in the Boeheim’s Army defense. Then, Novar Gadson did too. Cutters kept sweeping through the 2-3 zone and quality defensive possessions were spoiled by second-chance opportunities for Brotherly Love. But late in the first quarter, BA finally had it trapped. The shot clock ticked under 10. Fans rose and BA booster Mark Lamansky pumped his arms from the bench at the anticipated shot-clock violation. The ball swung from the sidelines to the opposite wing, and Massenat received the ball in front of Eric Devendorf as the clock ticked under five.“I just wanted the ball in my hands,” Massenat said afterwards, “I kinda knew a move.”He rose and sunk a 3-pointer over Devendorf’s extended arm. Another near-stop had turned into a basket, and the lead extended to four.After gathering wins in two consecutive days to reach the regional final, BA’s run came to an end. Missing open shots caught up to them as Brotherly Love’s offensive rebounds pierced scoring runs. Inconsistent ball movement halted fluidity. By establishing an eight-point advantage in the third quarter that withstood Boeheim’s Army attempted comebacks, Brotherly Love clinched its spot in The Basketball Tournament’s final eight with a 84-72 win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They had us moving our feet on defense and were able to attack and find the openings in zone,” Boeheim’s Army general manager Kevin Belbey said. “When we’d try to go man, they were able to make things happen there too.”For the past 48 hours, Boeheim’s Army and TBT had encapsulated the attention of Syracuse, providing an opportunity for basketball during the summer months. Crowds rose when BA jogged onto the court, roared as its starting lineup was introduced and chanted “Let’s go Orange” throughout. It resembled a Carrier Dome basketball game, reviving marquee SU basketball moments: Hakim Warrick’s block to clinch the only national title in program history, Arinze Onuaku’s backboard-breaking dunk, and John Gillon’s buzzer-beater to stun Duke.Together, this group of 11 aimed for a final eight return for the fourth time in the team’s five years of existence but hadn’t played to its highest potential during the first two rounds. Friday’s win was only “good enough,” head coach Ryan Blackwell said. Saturday’s was “a little bit better.” Sunday, against an undersized but potent Brotherly Love roster, BA needed to piece everything together.Boeheim’s Army had a distinct size advantage, but it didn’t show. Brotherly Love forwards Makal Stibbins and Michael Ringgold, both 6-foot-8 — matched up three inches shorter than Darryl Watkins and one inch below Warrick and Onuaku. At times during the regional, Boeheim’s Army succeeded in the post: Watkins chipped in a 5-for-6 game off the bench Saturday and Warrick muscled his way through contact multiple times and tallied 13 points on Friday. But other times, it wasn’t exposed.From the interior attack came opportunities on the outside. Gael Nation primarily played zone defense, providing Gillon, Andrew White, and BJ Johnson open space to hit 3-pointers. All it took was an extra pass — from a forward cutting through the center, from a guard penetrating from the corner, from an offensive rebound and kick-out.But while those parts meshed together to start Sunday’s game, the defense faltered. Onuaku picked up two early over-the-back fouls and was sent to the bench. Brotherly Love outrebounded BA 9-1. The SU-alumni abandoned its zone defense in favor of man-to-man before the first quarter ended.“Whenever you’re in the zone and they’re getting those second chance points, it’s tough on the zone,” Devendorf said. “Because we played so hard for that one possession, for them to get those second-chance points is hard.”Boeheim’s Army stayed alive by capitalizing off Brotherly Love’s turnovers. Early in the first, White swept the ball to Onuaku on the opposite block for a layup following a Devendorf steal. Then, Devendorf himself finished on layups through contact. With the transition offense and occasional 3-pointers, the score was tied at the half.But after halftime, a tie quickly changed into a 13-point Brotherly Love lead by the start of the Elam Ending. Boeheim’s Army kept arguing for calls that never came, and transition baskets resulted at the other end.Massenat told the rest of Brotherly Love to remain poised during scoring runs, Maurice Watson Jr. recalled.An 8-2 run to close the third was highlighted by Samme Givens’ second-chance and-1, breaking the game open enough to withstand an Elam Ending comeback attempt — five points by Crawford, a Devendorf layup and a Warrick put-back — by BA.“It got to a point where they went small to try and match up with us, and it never was the same,” Brotherly Love head coach Tony Paris said.During the fourth quarter’s first possession, Gillon drove toward the right block but lost control. Shannon Givens hit his arm, Gillon pleaded with his left hand extended in front of him. There was no call, and he was subbed out the next possession.As Gillon sipped water on the bench, he kept his left hand open and raised his eyebrows. BA’s Darryl Watkins had just lost possession, and fans yelled for a foul. Seconds later, Ramone Moore received the ball in front of the Brotherly Love bench. He set his hands and released.Gillon’s head sunk down as the lead extended to 13. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 28, 2019 at 4:18 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew
August 30, 2020
UK newspapers The Times and The Guardian have reported that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will seek to open a further ‘12-week consultation period’ for its ongoing review of FOBTs wagering levels.At present, it appears that DCMS will delay its judgement on whether to reduce FOBTs wagering from £100 max-bet to the reported options of £50, £20 or £2 per spinAs yet, DCMS has not officially confirmed the extended consultation period, however, UK media have stated that stakeholders close to the department have confirmed that DCMS will now seek further assistance on its FOBTs review.Further to the consultation period, UK media reports that DCMS has advised industry stakeholders not to pursue a judicial review to try and block its final decision.The government’s delayed triennial industry review has become a high-stakes battle for a number of UK betting stakeholders, who have a significant exposure to FOBTs as a key revenue-generating channel.Industry governance is in-acceptance, that the UK government will reduce the current £100 (per 20 seconds) max-bet level on machine betting, but wish to avoid ‘nightmare scenario’ of a reduction to under £20.Throughout 2017, betting leadership has petitioned the government that a below £20 limit will jeopardise the entire UK retail betting sector, forcing the industry to drastically scale down its betting shop portfolio.Not all betting leaders are against the governments FOBTs judgement. Last September, outgoing Paddy Power Betfair Group CEO Breon Corcoran was reported to have sent a letter to UK Minister for Sports Tracey Crouch stating that FOBTs had become a ‘toxic issue’ for the sector and that a drastic cut in machine betting levels was needed in order to quell ‘societal concerns’.Corcoran and Paddy Power Betfair would be criticised for the DCMS letter, with industry stakeholders’ claiming that the FTSE operator was seeking to hijack the triennial review in order to fulfil its UK expansion ambitions.From an investor perspective, speculation is running rife throughout UK betting, with city analysts detailing that a drastic cut in FOBTs wagering will likely lead to a new round of sector consolidation and M&A activity. Share Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit August 17, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon
January 3, 2020
1 Pedro Barcelona and Spain midfielder Segio Busquets conceded team-mate Pedro has doubts over his future at the Nou Camp.Pedro has been linked with a move to Manchester United, who are light on forwards following the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.The 27-year-old is regarded as one of Spain’s best attacking forwards, but faces stiff competition from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez to get into the Barca first-team.Busquets wants Pedro to stay at the club, but understands why he’s considering his options.“I have spoken with Pedro,” he told a press conference ahead of Barca’s friendly against United in San Francisco.“I think that as a team-mate and friend, I would like him to stay for a long time, but I understand that he has doubts.“He wants to play but there is a lot of competition. In our team we have the best players and it’s very difficult (to get into the team).“I hope he stays but the decision is his.”Pedro joined Barcelona’s youth team as a 17-year-old and then went on to enjoy success with the first team, winning the Primera Division five times and the Champions League on three occasions.