The 1470sq m house has a modern commercial grade calacatta marble kitchen, an infinity lap pool located off the main living area that appears to cascade over the hillside, an oversized bar and entertaining area currently housing a full size snooker table, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a private gym, shower and steam room, and an internal lift. Aint no boring abode hereIt has three living areas including a media room, a gourmet kitchen, a gym room, a study, a powder room, four bedrooms with ensuites including a master suite with spa. The pool and outdoor areas are fit for rock royalty More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe other kind of pool (or rather, snooker)A secluded parents’ retreat with views of the CBD, Brisbane River and mountains has a separate ensuite, large balcony and spacious dressing room.It is listed with Eadan Hockings of LivingHere. “It is definitely one of the coolest,” he said. “I have not seen one at this level before.”Mr Hockings said there had been a “surprising number of enquiries”, with a few coming from doctors but the bulk coming from interstate.For a grand less, 2112 Carlton Drive at Hope Island is also up for grabs.Overlooking the canal and golf course, this four bedroom house is more holiday home than humble abode. At $2800 per week, this Hedges Avenue luxury home is a bargain by comparison.Spanning three levels, the freestanding mansion is located on the Gold Coast’s hottest street, and has 180 degree ocean views. Here, you could rent your own estateSituated on 10 acres, the Hamptons home comes with its own groundskeeper whose primary job is to weed the field of lavender. The view from the Hope Island rental For $5000 a week, you could live here.For a cool $5000 per week, and $20,000 bond, you could live like a rockstar on Bartley’s Hill in Ascot.Built over four storeys, this house has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and space for 10 vehicles. Phwoar levels of awesome!THE weekly rent may be two and half times the average monthly mortgage repayment, and the bond alone would be a handy house deposit.But this Ascot house could be Brisbane’s coolest rental house. RELATED: Is this Victoria’s most fun rental? MORE: Hottest listing of 2018 has sold Bargain?But for those wanting to live a more luxe life, Malumba Estate at Buderim could be yours for $6500 a week, and a bond of $26,000. And kick back while the groundskeeper takes care of the lavenderThe house itself has four huge suites, a Martha Stewart kitchen and butlers pantry, an open plan formal living area and log fireplace, a hall, children’s playroom, a gym/yoga studio, a heated resort-style pool, sauna, surveillance cameras, smart home wiring, Tesla electric vehicle plug in, a fire pit, croquet lawn, spring fed dams, an organic veggie patch and much more.
Loading… Guardiola’s side could not afford to slip up at Molineux if they wanted to keep pace with the champions and they raced into a two-goal lead before half-time thanks to Kevin De Bruyne’s penalty and Foden’s cool finish. City’s swaggering first half gave way to an anxious spell as Wolves dominated after the interval and they had to cling on afer Raul Jimenez got one back before Gabriel Jesus sealed the points in stoppage time. Foden’s goal was a welcome morale boost in his first match since the midfielder was sent home in disgrace, along with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, after the pair invited local women into the England team’s hotel. The breach of coronavirus protocols after England’s Nations League match in Iceland was publicly condemned by City, but the 20-year-old retains Guardiola’s trust. “For the goal and in the second half Foden played incredibly well, he helped us keep the ball,” Guardiola said. While City equalled Aston Villa’s record of winning 10 consecutive opening fixtures to a top-flight season, there is little doubt Liverpool remain the Premier League’s preeminent force for now. Pep Guardiola labelled Phil Foden as “incredible” after Manchester City survived a scare to start their Premier League title challenge with a 3-1 win against Wolves on Monday night. City’s delayed start to the campaign — due to their involvement in last season’s Champions League — had allowed Liverpool to build a six-point lead over them before they had even kicked a ball. Read Also: Barcelona, Suarez part ways, nears Atletico switch It feels like a crucial season for City and Guardiola as they look to regain the title they won in 2018 and 2019. Guardiola says he needs to “deserve” an extension to his City contract rather than just be handed one as he enters the final year of his current deal. After finishing 18 points behind Liverpool and suffering a shock Champions League quarter-final defeat against Lyon, City need to push the champions harder this term and the early signs were encouraging. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But Guardiola was delighted to open with a victory given the shorter than usual pre-season. “We could not run much because we are tired in our legs but in general we did a good game,” he said. “The period that we are in, the situation that we had this last two weeks, I expected some moments where we suffer but in general we controlled it well. “It was a good performance. We know how difficult it is in this stadium. “Sometimes we need more time to get to our best condition but it was a good start to come here and win.” Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?
“There are still core values,” he said. “There are still standards you want, which are basic at any level of football; discipline, punctuality, level of intensity in a training session. “Those things do not change.” Observing Moyes on the training pitch is to see a man at ease with his work. Maybe that is to be expected in a man whose attention to detail is such he used to drive south on his days off whilst still a player at Dunfermline to watch matches to broaden his knowledge of the game. “I always think it is important to watch and learn and try to get better and improve,” he said. “I am no different now. “My enthusiasm to try and make training as real as the games, having imagination and the pictures you see is still the same. But your coaching style and how you work is continually evolving. “You change with the level of player you have. You have to think differently about the work you are giving players. Hopefully that would be the way I would continually try to self-improve.” Moyes has officially been in charge less than a month. In the cases of Javier Hernandez and Antonio Valencia, he has not even met some of his players yet. There is over a month left until the transfer window closes. However, some United fans have shown their impatience already, questioning the lack of new arrivals ahead of a campaign that admittedly begins with those three blockbuster fixtures out of the first five. “If you win one game folk will think you are good. If you lose one folk will think you are rubbish,” said Moyes. “You hope there is a little bit of sense and people understand where you are going. “It is a big job. It is a new job. It will take time, as it would for anybody else.” Meanwhile, Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold has revealed the club intend to use Twitter as one of the ways of improving fan communication. Sir Alex Ferguson was famously distrustful of the popular social networking site, questioning why his players, including Rio Ferdinand, did not go to a library and read a book to fill their time. Since Ferguson’s exit as manager however, United have launched their own official Twitter feed, that by the end of their pre-season tour to the Far East and Australia had already attracted in excess of 600,000 followers. Press Association Moyes has come to the end of his first pre-season campaign as United boss but before Monday night’s encounter with Kitchee FC, he spoke to Press Association Sport. And, whilst a journey that has taken him from humble beginnings at Preston to his present status in charge of the Premier League champions has clearly exposed himself to better players, he feels some values remain the same. Manchester United manager David Moyes has underlined the core aspects of his managerial philosophy that will never change.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan claims even Liverpool striker Luis Suarez did not know whether the American had fouled him after the Uruguayan won a point-saving penalty for his team at Anfield. Guzan felt a draw was not a bad result at Anfield – even though they had won there last season – and insisted Villa’s situation was not as bad as was being portrayed. “To concede before half-time was disappointing but to get a point out of it, at the end of the day, wasn’t a bad result,” he added. “It is probably a point earned because we worked hard for it and when you come to a place like this it is not the worst result. “Coming into this game we were 10th in the table so as bad as everyone says we are doing we aren’t that bad. “A few more results go our way and the next thing you know we are pushing our way up the table. We want to sort that out as quickly as possible.” For Liverpool, they remain well in Champions League contention at the very least, and sat two points above Merseyside rivals Everton ahead of their match away to West Brom on Monday evening. Press Association The goalkeeper said: “I asked (Suarez) – because I was pretty confident in myself I hadn’t touched him – ‘Did I touch you?’ and he said ‘I don’t know’. “That is the honest truth of it. Sometimes they go for you, sometimes not. “Obviously the referee has given it but at the time I thought I pulled my hands back and I don’t think I made contact with him. “I don’t know if the referee can see that or not as I don’t know his positioning. From my point of view it is probably a soft decision. “I think Suarez was probably a bit surprised to have it given but those are the decisions and you have to get on with it and go again.” Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson defended Suarez against any insinuation he had dived. “It was a penalty. There is contact and it was a definite penalty,” he said. “It’s too easy to point the finger at Luis sometimes. Because it’s Luis Suarez people will say it’s not a penalty but I’ve seen it again and the referee got it right.” Steven Gerrard converted the spot-kick after goals from Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke put Villa in charge, with Daniel Sturridge’s effort just before half-time offering the Reds hope. Villa were unhappy with the penalty award by referee Jon Moss as they felt there was no contact on Suarez after he went past Guzan.
Super-sub Leonardo Ulloa revealed he had just 15 minutes to prepare before his goalscoring heroics as Leicester’s survival bid gathered pace. “After I was starting I was still celebrating with him.” Andy King added a second in the final minute and the Foxes are level on points with 17th-placed Hull with Ulloa insisting confidence his sky high. “We need more points, we know that but we have more confidence now,” he said. “We were starting on the bottom but we have more confidence because we win three games consecutively. “The feeling now is much better than before.” Swansea need a point to net a record points total in the Barclays Premier League having reached 47 this season. They have lost and drawn their last two games and boss Garry Monk admits the pressure is on his players as expectation grows. He said: “Yeah, probably but I’m happy with that, it’s trying to get the players to understand that. There’s more expectation on them this season than any other. This is a big loss for us in terms of what we’re trying to do and what we’re trying to achieve. “We have five opportunities to put it right and every time we’ve had a setback we’ve bounced back and put it right. “I know their commitment, they have been fantastic for me all season. The last five games are a test for us, it’s a test when you achieve something so early. “It’s that next bit, it’s wanting more and how you get to that and that mentality – which a lot of players haven’t had to experience before. “We’ll bounce back for sure.” Ulloa was originally named on the bench and was given minutes to prepare after David Nugent suffered a calf injury in the warm-up. And the 10-goal forward admitted he was forced into a quick change of mindset once he knew he was starting. “I think (I knew) about 15 minutes before kick-off because it was in the final stage of the warm-up when Nuge felt pain to his calf,” he said. “After that they told me. I changed my mentality when the gaffer told me I was starting. “It was a great 30 minutes – maybe the next game is the same. I always want to play and sometimes you cannot but always I am ready for play. “So when the gaffer says to me there is a small problem I am ready for play.” And Ulloa celebrated with the club’s player liaison officer Jon Sanders after a pre-match promise. He said: “Yesterday (Friday) was his birthday and I told him in the warm-up if I am on in the second half for at least 20 minutes I will try to score and celebrate with him. The striker ended a top-flight goal drought stretching back to Boxing Day after scoring the opener in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Swansea. Victory was the Foxes’ third straight Barclays Premier League win and they are now only in the drop zone on goal difference. Press Association
By Paul SarahsWITH European qualification – playoffs aside – all but done, attention turns to South America where, with one match day remaining, there’s still plenty to sort out.Traditionally the toughest confederation to qualify from, with 90 minutes left to play, only Brazil have already confirmed their place at the World Cup next summer in Russia, with heavyweights Argentina, Chile and Colombia along with Paraguay and Peru still in the hunt for two automatic qualification spots and one playoff berth.Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela are the only sides already eliminated after 17 rounds of matches.Argentina’s issues have been well documented throughout the qualification process – they have failed to score in over 400 minutes and only Lionel Messi has found the net for La Albiceleste in almost a year, despite Jorge Sampaoli’s men having a raft of quality attacking players at his disposal – Dybala, Aguero, Higuain et al.The permutations are complex, as to be expected with so many still able to make it to Russia.The scenarios:Uruguay:Currently second in the table, two points ahead of Chile and Colombia, three up on Peru and Argentina. They would have to lose at home to Bolivia, Colombia to beat Peru, Chile to win in already-qualified Brazil and Argentina to win in Quito against Ecuador while overturning a goal difference of ten for Uruguay to drop into a playoff spot. See? Told you it was complicated.Argentina:There is a real risk Argentina will miss out on qualification altogether or have to contest a cross-continental playoff – or even make it through on the night. To do so Argentina need to win as well as Brazil to get a result against Chile at home and Peru drawing with Colombia or beating Los Cafeteros by a scoreline less than Argentina. The main issue for Argentina is ensuring they give themselves a chance of automatic qualification with a victory in Quito. Easier said than done, though – they’ve won just once in their last 6 visits to the rarified air of the Ecuadorian capital.Chile:Twice reigning South American champions Chile will qualify with a win in Brazil. A draw may be enough for La Roja if Colombia and Peru draw or Ecuador get a point or more against Argentina in Quito.Colombia:Qualification is relatively straightforward for Los Cafeteros. A win and they’re through but will still qualify if Chile lose to Brazil or Argentina fail to beat Ecuador, whatever their result in Lima against Peru.Peru:Los Incas will qualify with a win in Lima over Colombia. Peru will also qualify directly with a draw should Chile lose to Brazil by a scoreline of two or more. If Argentina fail to beat Ecuador and Paraguay don’t beat Venezuela, a draw will also be enough for Los Incas.Paraguay:Paraguay need to win and for Chile to lose in Sao Paulo to Brazil and for Ecuador to get at least a point against Argentina.With the permutations so complex and so much at stake for so many, the last round of qualifiers in South America promises to entertain as only South America can. We are in for an incredible night of CONMEBOL football, however it plays out. (Yahoo Sport)
The landscape of college basketball has completely changed since the adoption of the one-year rule, mandating players to play one year in college basketball (or in Europe, if you’re Brandon Jennings) before packing up and entering the NBA Draft.Sure, the requirement has its opponents, such as Hall of Fame head coach and current ESPN college basketball commentator Bob Knight.But the rule, which was put into practice after the 2005 draft, has worked well for all parties involved, including the coaches and fans of college basketball.While Kentucky fans only have one year to enjoy the stellar play of John Wall and Eric Bledsoe, are any bluegrass fans actually upset at Calipari, Bledsoe and Wall for bringing back excitement and respectability to a previously banged up program?I hope not, but if so, I’m sure plenty of teams would love to trade their senior-laden teams for one year of either of the uber-talented guards.Sure, this has been a repeated theme, with three of the “Thad Five” exiting Columbus to the NBA immediately following a defeat in the NCAA championship game.In fact, only one player from that famed recruiting class, resident senior David Lighty, remains on Ohio State team today.Buckeyes fans everywhere consoled each other and wiped the tears from their young as the team only had one legitimate year to contend for the title.Boohoo.I doubt you would find any fans at the time questioning Matta’s recruiting strategy to recruit the best players in the country and forming one of the best freshman-laden squads ever to grace the hardwood.And I even further doubt many would trade a shot at a championship, albeit the shortest window of opportunity this side of the 2004 Lakers, for a more consistent roster.While it does drastically enhance the college game, it equally benefits the players themselves.Don’t buy the whole, “If you’re old enough to go to war, you should be allowed to make money playing professional basketball” argument.During the days of high school kids jumping straight to the NBA, the dropout rate of these “can’t miss” stars was alarmingly high.Let’s just look at the last class of players deciding to skip college:The 2005 draft featured nine players who made the jump from high school directly to the NBA.Two of those nine are already out of the league, including Gerald Green, who was picked by the Boston Celtics with the 18th overall pick.Additionally, while it may have been obvious that LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were going to skip college, it isn’t nearly as easy a decision for some other players, especially when you have millions of dollars enticing you.While many making the jump have had all kinds of success, a significantly higher portion of those has had little to no success.For every Kevin Garnett or Dwight Howard, you have far more Kwame Browns and Robert Swifts, players who ride the pine their entire careers or simply can’t cut it in the professional game.The college game refines players’ fundamentals and teaches them maturity on and off the court.And please don’t tell me you wouldn’t have liked to see Kobe Bryant carve up ACC opponents in a Duke uniform, even for only one year.While players may have to wait one year before cashing in on millions of dollars in contract money and endorsements, forcing them to be the big men on campus for a year is hardly a cruel punishment.It can even be argued the fame they enjoy in their college towns far exceeds the scrutiny and the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately kind of mentality that accompanies any professional sport.While the NBA does care about its little brother — no not the D-League, but college basketball — it would not implement the rule if it didn’t additionally benefit themselves.For the NBA, the one-year rule entirely changes the environment for rookies and curtails the five-year projects we have seen with Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard.NBA coaches can now focus on teaching these players intricate offenses and proper man-to-man defense rather than simply going through the busywork of teaching basketball fundamentals usually obtained at the collegiate level.Rookies now come into the league and are immediately recognized by even the most casual basketball fans because those same fans were either strongly rooting for or cursing the players a year before in the true American pastime, otherwise known as office March Madness pools.The visibility and exposure of a player like Kevin Durant coming into the league from the University of Texas is much higher than it would have been had he come straight from Montrose Christian School in Montrose, Maryland.Sure, it’s unfortunate the one-year rule does not mandate these college basketball superstars buy into the academic world of college, but the one-year gap between adolescence and adulthood is severely needed.Knight may never approve, but the rule creates significant buzz in the game of college basketball, readies future NBA players in a safe learning environment and all but reduces the frequency of words like “upside” and “project” on draft day.Rightfully so, I think the rule is here to stay.
Facebook Twitter Google+ SAN JOSE, Calif. — Kareem Jamar cursed loudly as he walked off the court. His teammate, Will Cherry, simply shook his head when he followed a few seconds later. They walked into the locker room — the one place Syracuse could not pummel them — and away from the scoreboard that reflected the aforementioned beating.It was only halftime.Twenty minutes gone in a game that was already over. Twenty long minutes left to endure.“It was ugly,” Montana head coach Wayne Tinkle said.Thursday’s game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament was a mismatch in every sense of the word. Fourth-seeded Syracuse (27-9), fresh off a revitalizing run to the Big East tournament final, thrashed No. 13 Montana (25-7) from the opening tip inside HP Pavilion, and one half of play was more than enough time to comfortably secure a place in the Round of 32.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA 23-point halftime lead swelled, ballooned and exploded into an 81-34 Syracuse victory Thursday night before a crowd of 17,997. The overmatched Grizzlies never led, and at one point they were even outscored by Brandon Triche alone. The end result was the most lopsided victory to date in this year’s NCAA Tournament.Syracuse advances to take on 12th-seeded California, which upset No. 5 UNLV 64-61 earlier in the day.“It was just one of those games where they couldn’t do anything right and everything fell right for us,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said.The opening possession of the game forecast Syracuse’s dominance and Montana’s ineptitude, a combination that yielded a game bordering on an embarrassment. C.J. Fair, the Orange’s best and extremely left-handed player, caught the ball on the right block and calmly swooped across the lane for a runner with his dominant hand.Fourteen seconds into the game and Montana was already in trouble. If the Grizzlies could not stop that shot — Fair’s patented play and one Syracuse ran dozens of times this season — it was going to be a long evening.Fair scored the first six points for the Orange, which were more than enough to ensure his team held the lead for the duration of the game. Montana shot 20.4 percent from the field Thursday, including a horrific 4-for-31 from beyond the 3-point line. The lead swelled to 19 when James Southerland swished home a 3 from the left wing with 6:18 left in the half, and it reached a first-half peak of 23 when Triche dunked on a run out in transition.“It snowballed,” Tinkle said. “And we just couldn’t do much about it.”And when Montana finally procured an open look — a rare feat against a team that was bigger, taller, stronger and deeper — Spencer Coleman bricked a 3-pointer off the backboard with three seconds left in the half.Plays like that were why Jamar let an epithet fly as he left the court at halftime, why Cherry simply stared at the ground in equal parts frustration and bruised pride.So when the second half began in identical fashion, with Fair driving baseline for another easy left-handed layup, it was all over. Fair saw it slip away. The Grizzlies lost their will, and Syracuse just poured it on.“I think once the second half started, once the first minute was gone when we scored and got a couple stops, you could tell they just knew it was over,” Fair said.Tinkle attempted to stop the bleeding minutes later when Triche streaked down the lane for an uncontested dunk. The head coach ran 15 feet onto the court to call a timeout, which only prolonged the agony.Triche proceeded to knock in a 3-pointer form the right wing on a beautiful transition feed from Michael Carter-Williams. It extended the scrimmage-like lead to 49-17 and meant Triche was beating the Grizzlies by himself: Brandon Triche 18, Montana 17.So by the time Tinkle called his next timeout, this time just walking away from his team while scratching his head, the lead approached 40. The scene approached pitiful when Boeheim brought in DaJuan Coleman, his third center, midway through the second half. Syracuse was emptying its bench by bringing in a McDonald’s All-American.“They played really well,” Tinkle said. “We didn’t play well at all. We all know the margin of victory.”And when the final buzzer sounded, the one that ended his career and, mercifully, Thursday’s game, Cherry exited the court just as he did at halftime. He did not speak. He did not look up.He shook his head and walked away. Comments Published on March 21, 2013 at 11:46 pm Contact Michael: email@example.com | @Michael_Cohen13
Owners of the immediate past English champions, Leicester City, have been sued for a whopping £323m due to the money they owe the Thai government.Earlier on Monday, a criminal court in Bangkok reportedly accepted the case against King Power International.According to the popular news outlet known as Reuters, the said case is also being brought against executives of state-owned Airports of Thailand (AOT).King Power International, owned by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his family, have been accused of failing to pay the Thai government 14 billion baht (£323m) from the operation of a duty-free franchise it was awarded some 11 years (2006) as contained in the lawsuit initially filed in July.At a court hearing held on Monday, the Central Criminal Court in the Thailand capital of Bangkok accepted the case and stated that it would now take testimonies from witnesses in February 2018.RelatedFlowers Keep Pouring In at King Power Stadium After last Night’s TragedyOctober 28, 2018In “England”Condolence Register Opens at Leicester City for Crash VictimsOctober 30, 2018In “England”Ndidi, Iheanacho Ready For BangkokNovember 2, 2018In “England”
StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share Share Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 Greek gambling technology and lottery systems provider Intralot SPA has denied rumours that it will be absorbed by Athens-listed IT solutions provider Intracom Holdings.Last week, Greek business news sources reported that Sokratis Kokkalis, founder and majority shareholder of Intracom, was evaluating forming a new Athens conglomerate merging the Intracom assets of Intrakat (construction), Intralot (lottery/gambling) and Intrasoft (logistics technologies).The merger speculation follows a tough opening to 2019 for Intralot, which saw the gambling technology group lose its Turkish IDDAA sports betting concession to new incumbent ‘Sans Girisim’ – a joint venture formed by Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games and Turkish media conglomerate Demirören Holdings.Furthermore, the IDDAA concession loss would see Sokratis Kokkalis take back day-to-day leadership of Intralot, a company he founded in 1992, replacing Antonios Kerastaris as Group Chief Executive.Greek analysts are monitoring the movements of Kokkalis closely, observing how the business magnate will restructure Intralot’s Turkish division, which generates a reported +50% of Intralot group revenues.Closing Friday 15 March trading, Intralot and Intracom governances released independent statements refuting merger claims, detailing that ‘news reports did not correspond with reality’. Intralot enhances Malta games offering with E*SOCCER launch July 13, 2020 Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020