Sand, surf and sophistication are the ingredients to perfect penthouse living

first_img1103/2 Creek St is a hot property for summer Ray White Burleigh Waters agent Wayne Bisgrove said it was a hot property for holiday letting.“With summer right around the corner it is a good time to get a head start on buying an investment in Coolangatta,” Mr Bisgrove said. “Our three biggest points of interest are coming from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. They are all interested in using it as an investment opportunity. “One of our interested buyers already owns a beachfront a unit in Coolangatta but he is looking to upgrade. The space is a big plus as well as the hinterland views. 1103/2 Creek St, Coolangatta is a perfect place to enjoy summer GET ready for a sizzling start to summer with this stunning beachfront penthouse. Homeowners Dianne and Peteris Kreitalf bought the Coolangatta penthouse in 2008 and have used it as a holiday let.Equipped with its own private pool, rooftop terrace and barbecue it isn’t hard to see why holiday-makers love their penthouse on Creek St. Views of Coolangatta are captured throughout the penthouseMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“It is going to auction but it is a property that would be much more affordable compared to a penthouse in Surfers Paradise. It is great opportunity to grab a penthouse without a ridiculous price tag.” Mr Bisgrove said in two weeks he has shown 13 groups of buyers through the property and received positive feedback.White, light and bright spaces capture picture-perfect views of the ocean. The penthouse comes fully furnished but despite the luxurious style Mr Bisgrove said it was the rooftop that was the biggest drawcard for buyers. Coolangatta is known for its beachy vibecenter_img 1103/2 Creek St also comes with a bath to soak your troubles away “We have a lot of new developments taking shape here but it still has that great beachy vibe that you can’t get at Surfers Paradise,” he said. “There is no city feel, it’s just sand and surf.”Mr Bisgrove said the suburb was well known for its perfect waves with the Quiksilver Pro 2018 set for beaches nearby. Jump into the spa or relax on the rooftop terrace “It is a peaceful getaway and you have views from Snapper all the way to the Hinterland,” he said.“A lot of buyers comment that while its nice to have ocean views they are always breathtaken by the mountains.”Mr Bisgrove said the suburb was rapidly growing into a popular holiday destination for southerners.last_img read more

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Pa ‘hacks’ drunken son

first_imgThe boy sustained a hack wound on the neck, the police added.     ILOILO City – A man allegedly hacked his drunken son in Barangay Buga,Igbaras, Iloilo. This prompted Velasco to hack his son using a bolo, police said.  The victim was brought tothe Guimbal District Hospital for medical treatment. Velasco surrendered and wasdetained in the Igbaras municipal police station’s custodial facility./PN According to police investigators, a heated argument ensued between Velascoand his minor son, who was not identified in the report, around 6:45 p.m. onJan. 25.       Tagged suspect was 43-year-old resident Diokno Velasco, a police reportshowed.last_img read more

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Fellaini ‘will flourish at United’

first_img And, as Moyes pointed out, Fellaini provides a variety of options. “He can play higher up the field if we need him to, just behind a main striker,” said Moyes. “He can play as a defensive or holding midfield player. In fact he is comfortable in any position in the middle of the field. “It was definitely a position where people would say we were short, not just of numbers, with the likes of Paul Scholes retiring and Darren Fletcher not being ready to come back just now. “I am glad we have got him.” Yet it is a transfer window that will go down in the annals of United history for all the wrong reasons. Although Ferguson was not afraid of doing business in the last dregs of deadline day, breaking United’s transfer record to snap up Dimitar Berbatov at a similarly late stage of the 2008 window, the Scot felt it was a notoriously difficult time to do business and tended to avoid it if possible. Given Moyes only got his feet under the table on July 1 and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was also new in his role, it was no surprise that United took some time to get themselves organised. What came as a shock was the vigour and openness with which they pursued Cesc Fabregas, a saga that ran on far too long once it became evident the former Arsenal skipper had no intention of leaving Barcelona. Mooted signings of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo might have been attractive in theory but in reality were virtually impossible to pull off. Hesitation over the Fabregas deal also meant United missed out on Thiago Alcantara, who opted to join Bayern Munich instead, whilst a variety of names, including Mesut Ozil, were thought about but discarded before deadline-day dawned. It meant Moyes and Woodward were in a position of weakness, which Everton chairman Bill Kenwright exploited to the full, having been left furious at the “insulting and derisory” £28million joint bid for Fellaini and Leighton Baines. What subsequently happened on Monday just fuels the notion of a rudderless ship. For instance, United dealt directly with Athletic Bilbao over Ander Herrera, and therefore had no knowledge of the three men who turned up at the Primera Division headquarters, claiming to be part of the deal. Similarly, they made no second bid for the 24-year-old, when speculation to the contrary will now make it appear they were undone by a complex tax system rather than a straightforward belief £30.5million was far too much to pay for a young midfield player with no Champions League experience who has never featured in a full international. Some of the wounds were self-inflicted. In leaving it so late to identify Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao as a suitable alternative to Baines, whom Moyes failed to prize away from Kenwright, United ensured there was not enough time to complete the chain that would have seen the Portugal defender begin a season-long loan at Old Trafford. That the deal was put together at all raises question marks over Moyes’ assessment of Patrice Evra, one of the most popular and experienced members of the United squad. Little wonder few even mentioned the most significant piece of news, that Moyes managed to keep Wayne Rooney, which for a long time seemed highly unlikely. Indeed, with Rooney retained, Wilfried Zaha at United after spending the second half of last season on loan at Crystal Palace, plus 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj now virtually certain to be elevated into the first-team squad on a regular basis, Moyes’ group is a good deal fresher than most observers imagine. Nevertheless, even at Old Trafford, there can be few who argue the last 48 hours have been a positive experience for the Red Devils. And when they return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace in a fortnight, a game that takes place ahead of the start of Moyes’ first Champions League group stage campaign as United boss and then a trip to Manchester City, scrutiny on the club will be even more intense than usual. United revealed on Tuesday evening that they had made in fact made another signing before the deadline passed in teenager Saidy Janko, who has joined from FC Zurich for an undisclosed fee. A versatile right-sided player, the 17-year-old was born in Switzerland and has a Gambian father and a Swiss/Italian mother. A statement on United’s website said Janko had impressed the club’s representatives at this year’s FIFA Blue Stars Tournament when he played against the Red Devils and enjoyed a successful trial spell at their training complex. Chaotic and, at times, shambolic deadline-day dealing ended with Fellaini being United’s only significant acquisition. And at £27.5million, the 25-year-old has not come cheaply. David Moyes is certain Marouane Fellaini will prove to be a massive success at Manchester United. Indeed, Moyes’ decision to let a clause in Fellaini’s contract expire at the end of July backfired as it ended up costing United an additional £4million, turning the Belgium international into the fourth most expensive purchase in the Red Devils’ history. However, having worked with Fellaini for five years at Goodison Park, Moyes is acutely aware of the former Standard Liege man’s qualities. And he has no doubt Fellaini will thrive in his new environment. “Marouane is not someone you want to be playing against,” Moyes told MUTV. “He has attributes other people don’t have. And with those qualities he has, I am sure he will be a big player for Manchester United.” Moyes will be relieved to bolster his midfield options. The Scot identified it as a problem area as soon as he took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in July. With Paul Scholes retired and Darren Fletcher no nearer to making a comeback from the chronic bowel condition that has raised many questions about the Scot’s career, United desperately needed reinforcements. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Ghana Drops Ayew Brothers from Uganda Clash

first_imgGhana coach Kwesi Appiah has named a 26-man squad for the tie on 7 October.Appiah has named several players for the first time including Kingsley Sarfo of Swedish side Malmo, USA-based Abass Mohammed and Kasim Nuhu of Swiss club Young Boys.Locally-based stars Vincent Atinga from Hearts of Oak and Inter Allies ace Isaac Twum are the other debutants.Germany-based defender Daniel Opare returns to the side for the first time since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after playing well for his German club Augsburg.Captain Asamoah Gyan is joined by other experienced players like Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, who scored a hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Congoearlier this month.The squad will be reduced to 23 players before the trip to Uganda.Ghana squad:Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa), Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus,USA), Daniel Opare (Augsburg, Germany) Agbenyenu Lumor (Portimonese, Portugal), Abass Mohammed (Harrisburg City, USA), Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Daniel Amartey (Leicester,England), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew,USA), Nicholas Opoku (Club Africain, Tunisia), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak)Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Joseph Attamah (Bakaksehir, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo, Sweden) Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo FC, Italy), Ebenezer Ofori (Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin TEDA, China), Isaac Twum (Inter Allies), Patrick Twumasi (Astana FC, Kazakhtan)Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Kayerispor, Turkey), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), John Antwi (Misr Al Makkasa, Egypt), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Crvena Zvezda, Serbia)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jordan and Andre Ayew have both been left out of the Ghana squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uganda.The brothers played for their English Premier League clubs at the weekend but pulled out of the Ghana squad for their last World Cup tie against Congo.Andre complained of a knee injury while Jordan cited a stomach illness.The Black Stars know that even with a win in Kampala their World Cup dreams will be over if Egypt overcome visiting Congo Brazzaville on Sunday.last_img read more

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Djokovic Overtakes Federer in Terms of Prize Money

first_imgAnd by beating Argentine third seed Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in the final, the 31-year-old Serb overtook Federer in terms of career prize money – although as we will see, he still has a long way to go to catch the Swiss when it comes to off-court earnings.Federer’s haul of 20 Grand Slam titles is more than any other man in history – six more than Djokovic, who only also trails Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras in terms of major wins.In total Federer has won 98 career titles, dwarfing Djokovic’s tally of 71.However, there is not as much disparity between them when it comes to career prize money.In terms of money earned solely from ATP singles and doubles matches, Federer had won £90.1m ($117,507,812) going into the US Open – slightly ahead of Djokovic’s total of £89.2m ($115,310,890).Going out in the last 16 put another £205,000 ($266,000) into Federer’s account and, with £2.94m ($3.8m) going to the men’s champion at Flushing Meadows, Djokovic moved back above him for only a second time with victory over 2009 champion Del Potro on Sunday.“Federer might have been doing it for over 20 years but Djokovic’s peak has been so recent when the prize has gotten so big,” explains Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes magazine.Why has Djokovic earned more?So with Djokovic having won fewer Grand Slams – the biggest earner for any tennis player – and fewer ATP Tour titles, how has he managed to take home more cash?The Grand Slams and ATP Tour have grown considerably in terms of global popularity, appeal and reach – and therefore money – over the past decade.“The players have played a key role in driving that growth,” ATP spokesman Simon Higson said.“The sport has seen significant increases in prize money levels over the past 10 years which have seen the players share in the overall commercial growth in the sport.”One player has benefited more than most.Djokovic has won 13 of his 14 Grand Slam titles since 2010, when the prize money for the champion moved past the £1m mark at all four majors.Those prizes have continued to rise rapidly. Djokovic took full advantage between 2011 and 2016, winning 11 of 22 Slams and reaching seven other finals. Federer won just one major over the same five-year period.Modern-day players rewarded by Tour growthWhile the Slams continue to provide the biggest pay days for the world’s best players, the growth of the ATP Tour has also been key to Djokovic and Federer breaking the £100m figure.Djokovic was the first player to pass that mark in 2016, with Federer then overtaking him thanks to his renaissance as the Serb’s form slumped.An all-time record 4.7m fans watched ATP tournaments in 2017. And as audiences have increased, so have player earnings; ATP prize money – for tournaments excluding the Slams – has risen by 286% over the past three decades. Inflation over the same period is 92.8%.From an annual total of $34.8m (£26.9m) distributed in 1990, prize money has climbed to more than $135m (£104m) in 2018.No wonder the ‘Big Four’ of Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Britain’s Andy Murray are the top-earning players of all-time.In addition, players such as Spain’s David Ferrer and Czech Tomas Berdych, both mainstays in the world top 10 for years without winning a Grand Slam, have earned comparable amounts to global mega-stars of the previous era in Andre Agassi and Boris Becker.Yet the same riches are still not on offer for their female counterparts.Serena Williams, who lost to Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s women’s final when going for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, has earned far less than Djokovic and Federer.Before this tournament, the 36-year-old American had earned £66m ($86m) in prize money over her illustrious career – more than double that of older sister Venus, who is second on the list of all-time female earners.Although parity was eventually achieved at Wimbledon when both singles’ champions were given the same winning cheque in 2007, the WTA Tour’s overall prize money still trails that of the ATP.Federer’s overall wealth on a different scaleWhile Djokovic might be competing toe-to-toe with Federer on the tennis court, both physically and financially, he is nowhere near matching the Swiss’ overall wealth.Federer is the 15th-richest sports person in history, having earned £522m ($675m) over his 20-year career. In 2017, his total income was £59.5m ($77m) – £50.3m ($65m) through endorsements and £9.2m ($12m) in prize money.By contrast, Djokovic has an overall wealth of £135.4m ($175m) and brought in £18.2m ($23.5m) – £17m ($22m) through endorsements and £1.2m ($1.5m) in prize money – last year.“Federer’s endorsement portfolio is unparalleled across all the sports,” explains Kurt Badenhausen, a senior editor at Forbes magazine specialising in the business of sport. “And many of these deals have struck out for 10-plus years.”Being considered the greatest man to grace a tennis court is clearly key.“He has got a few things going for him,” Badenhausen says.“One, he plays a global sport. Two, he’s been at the top of his game for a very long time. Three, the demographics of tennis are incredible in terms of disposable incomes and people who are ready to spend money on watches, cars and equipment.“That’s why you have marketers banging down doors to get into business with Roger Federer.”This has been illustrated by the Swiss, who has refused to acknowledge the word ‘retirement’ but knows the end is not far away, signing a 10-year deal with Japanese clothing company Uniqlo – worth £232m ($300m) – after his contract with long-time backers Nike expired.Federer was as synonymous with Nike as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and LeBron James.“Nike has traditionally paid top dollar for athletes that are still performing and still competing, but as those athletes moving towards retirement it is not necessarily willing to commit significant resources to those athletes,” Badenhausen explains.What Federer intends to do post-playing has not yet been revealed publicly.One would imagine more time would be devoted to the Roger Federer Foundation, which supports educational projects in Africa and Switzerland, along with a management company – set up alongside his long-time agent Tony Godsick in 2013 – that boasts Del Potro and Grigor Dimitrov in its ranks.“To some degree Federer leaving Nike sent shockwaves after 20-plus years together, but as he moves into the next phase of his life it makes sense,” Badenhausen says.“Federer’s popularity in Asia is off the charts so he looked at it as an opportunity where he can connect with his fans.“With the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020 and Uniqlo being a big backer that could present a lot of synergy for Federer.”Why is Djokovic not on same level?One of the greatest tennis players of all time, plenty of charisma and portraying an image as a doting father, Djokovic has plenty going for him.So why is he unable to reach the same heights commercially as Federer?Badenhausen thinks there are two main factors: the country of his birth and not having a long-term partnership with sportswear brand like Federer had with Nike.“His home country certainly has an impact, he is not going to get any deals from there,” he says.“Federer has a lot of global deals but also has several very lucrative deals from big Swiss companies. That isn’t an option for Djokovic in Serbia.“Also Djokovic has bounced around from one apparel brand to another. That has hurt him, without those brands breaking through.“Federer has always had Nike at his back, marketing Federer around the world – and there is something to be said for the power of Nike.“They have a long history of creating these personas that are bigger than life.“They did it with LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and in tennis with John McEnroe, who wasn’t the most successful of his generation but he was the biggest player of his generation because of the way Nike marketed him as the bad boy of tennis.“Nike always pushed Federer as this graceful champion of the sport. Djokovic hasn’t had that backing.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram When Novak Djokovic won the US Open for a third time on Sunday, he regained his place as his sport’s biggest ever on-court earner.That is despite winning fewer Grand Slams – the most lucrative tournaments in tennis – and fewer ATP Tour titles than Swiss great Roger Federer.The pair were set to meet in a quarter-final at Flushing Meadows, only for Federer to be stunned by Australian John Millman in the last 16.last_img read more

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Despite slow start, Eaves sees glass half full

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAlthough the Wisconsin hockey team has started the season 0-4, head coach Mike Eaves prefers to focus on the positives rather than dwell on the negatives.“As disappointed as we were after the game looking at that game, we did a lot of really good things,” Eaves said in his Monday press conference. “That is one thing we will share with the kids today both verbally and through videotape is that we did a lot of really good things, so that will be a starting point.”The Badgers have started off the season against tough competition, playing Boston College — at that time the top-ranked team — and then-No. 6 New Hampshire on their opening weekend. After being swept by No. 4 Denver this past weekend, the Badgers’ record may be a bit deceiving.“Confidence is one of those elusive things that athletes talk about, and coaches and sports psychologists,” Eaves said. “There is confidence that comes from the nature of the game and having success, but when you expect it because of the way you prepare, the way you practice or the way you condition, all those things lend itself to that as well, and that is what we will get back to today.”UW has given up at least five goals in all four of their games, but the coaching staff still has faith in its young defensemen.“I think you can talk about it in two different ways,” Eaves said. “If you take a look at it from an offensive standpoint — where their strengths lie — they have done pretty well, actually they have done very well. I think with their play away from the puck we saw some real good growth on Saturday night in terms of what we are looking for and things that we are trying to get at.”Mixing it up in netUW has started both senior goaltender Shane Connelly and sophomore Scott Gudmandson twice this year in net, with mixed results from the duo. Connelly made 46 saves on Friday but still gave up six goals in the 6-5 loss.“He needed to make 47 saves,” Eaves said. “First of all he was outstanding again in the first period, and after the first period the shots were relatively even. I think with the altitude. He looked a little weary at the end of the game, which was part of the decision to play [Gudmandson] the next game. … Don’t lose fact of how well you have played and continue to build on that. He recognizes that.”After a solid outing against New Hampshire two weeks ago, Gudmandson failed to match that performance against DU, giving up seven goals to go along with 28 saves as he earned the loss in the 7-4 defeat.“In the first period of New Hampshire he looked tremendous,” Eaves said. “You could tell he was big, he had confidence, and then as he said he served up that pizza on the third goal. On Saturday night in Denver, he wasn’t the same young man that was in the net Friday night in New Hampshire. I’m not quite sure where he was. We left him in there with a purpose; he needed to deal with this. … Our hope is that he gets this straightened out on his own psyche so that he can step forward.”Refs start focusing on penalitesThe WCHA emphasized a cleaner game after last season, and so far the referees have obliged. UW has been penalized 24 times through four games, and their opponents have been sent to the box 21 times.“I think things are different this year,” Eaves said. “In the fact that last year there was a lot of feedback to our league about the way that our league called the game, and that feedback was coming from the next level — the pro level. It was hurting our league that they were telling our league commissioner or whoever would listen that, you don’t want to play in this league because it is easier to play in our league.“We weren’t helping our kids get better. … I have a strong feeling that it is going to look a lot like the National Hockey League in keeping that up all year.”last_img read more

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Badgers, Taylor battle back to beat PSU

first_imgUW forward Keaton Nankivil (right) had 17 points and a team-high seven rebounds in the Badgers\’ comeback win over Penn State.[/media-credit]For most of the afternoon Sunday, Wisconsin’s shots weren’t falling, while Penn State could not miss.Over the final 15 minutes, however, the Badgers turned the tables on the Nittany Lions as they rallied back to escape with a 79-71 overtime victory at the Kohl Center.Wisconsin’s win, its sixth in conference play this season, extended the Badgers’ mark to 51-0 at home against unranked Big Ten opponents in the Bo Ryan era.“We just kept sticking to our stuff; we knew some shots would fall,” senior guard Jason Bohannon said. “It didn’t look like it at times, but there were stretches where we got hot — Jordan (Taylor) certainly did toward the end of the game and that really propelled us to the victory.”It took an incredible effort from both senior guard Trevon Hughes and sophomore guard Jordan Taylor to keep the Badgers undefeated at home in 2009-10. Hughes’ 22 points were a team-high while Taylor added 20 points, all in the second half.Hughes and Taylor, along with Bohannon, have carried the Wisconsin offense since junior forward Jon Leuer went down with a left wrist injury. With the Nittany Lions employing a lot of 2-3 zone coverage, the Badgers’ guard trio was forced to fire from long distance 28 times Sunday afternoon.As they struggled to hit open shots for most of the night, the Nittany Lions rode the hot hands of junior guard Talor Battle — who finished with a game-high 28 points — and sophomore guard Chris Babb.During a 64-second stretch in the first half, Battle hit three shots from beyond the arc to extend the lead from 18-16 at the 10:04 mark to 24-16 with nine minutes to go in the first half. That barrage prompted a timeout from UW head coach Bo Ryan.Four minutes and 22 seconds later, the Badgers found themselves down 13 points as Babb drained a three before the shot clock even reached 30. Combined, those four possessions took just over half a minute.“Defensively, we weren’t playing that poorly in the half court,” Ryan said. “It was that explosion of nine points and then a fourth three in that first half where there was 12 points scored in probably, as far as a running clock, maybe within 30 seconds.“Battle’s three threes and Babb’s other one. … If you take the number of seconds in those four threes, that’s 12 points in (31) seconds.”Those four threes helped Penn State take an eight-point lead into the locker room with a halftime score of 33-25. Coming out of the break, the Nittany Lions’ hot shooting continued.Penn State shot 7 for 14 to open the half on a 20-11 run, extending its lead to as many as 16 points with 11:14 remaining.At that point, however, the game quickly turned in the Badgers’ favor.After forward Andrew Ott blocked a shot by forward Ryan Evans, Hughes drained a long three on an assist from Taylor to cut the lead to 13.Following an Evans foul with 10:12 remaining, Bohannon took the ball away from Babb and took it in for the layup, making it 52-41. On the ensuing Penn State possession, Hughes blocked a shot by Battle and hit another three on the other end with another Taylor assist.Bohannon grabbed another steal with 9:04 remaining in the game, but a foul by Battle slowed the Badgers. Eighteen seconds later, sophomore guard Rob Wilson drilled a three on yet another Taylor assist to cut the lead to five points.On the Badgers’ next two possessions — which were created by another Bohannon steal and junior forward Keaton Nankivil grabbing a key defensive rebound — Nankivil hit a pair of jumpers to make it 52-51 with 6:55 remaining.“We made some foolish turnovers down the stretch, which really, really hurt us,” Penn State head coach Ed DeChellis said. “Give Wisconsin credit, they made plays down the stretch when they needed to.”Of course, the game was far from over at that point.Penn State responded in a big way, going on an 8-1 run to make it an eight-point game with just 2:02 to play. It looked like the Nittany Lions had it wrapped up at that point, but that was when Taylor got into the act.“That’s the difference between this year’s team and last year’s team, to an extent,” Taylor said. “Last year against Purdue, I know (Robbie) Hummel hit a big shot and we were on clips, like three of us, with our heads down. This year I think we kept battling.”Despite having gone zero for his last 18 shots from the field, Taylor hit a huge three to make it a five-point gave with 1:47 remaining on an assist from Hughes.“He never changed expression,” Ryan said of Taylor during the 0 for 18 stretch. “He never got down on himself — same thing before with Trevon Hughes.”Taylor hit another three 38 seconds later following another turnover by Ott. Those points made the score 60-58 and set up the Bloomington, Minn., native for a game-tying layup 43 seconds later.In overtime, Taylor stayed hot, scoring seven of the team’s first nine points as the Badgers went on a 7-0 run over the first 92 seconds.When the final buzzer sounded, the Badgers pulled out a 79-71 victory, despite trailing by as many as 16 in the second half and eight points with two minutes to go.“We have tough young men that will just go toe-to-toe with you for 40 (minutes) and go another five if you have to,” Ryan said. “It’s just the young men that we have that can make something like that happen when it seems like everything is going the other way.”last_img read more

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EGBA continues to fight against Norway payment blocks

first_img Submit Despite failing in an initial legal case in Norway earlier this week, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has expressed its confidence in succeeding in its ‘main case’ against the Norwegian Ministry of Culture in Oslo District Court.The EGBA and Entercash teamed up earlier this year to bring a case which sought to block  igaming payments to offshore operators. The Oslo court found that there was a sufficient legal basis in law for the Norwegian gaming authority to block online betting payments from citizens to Entercash.Maarten Haijer, secretary general of the EGBA, commented: “We take note of the ruling by the Oslo City Court and await with confidence the outcome of our main claim that payment blockings infringe upon the EU freedom to provide services. EGBA will reflect on the judgement before considering whether to appeal.”While the court has ruled on two of the claims, no ruling has yet been provided on the third claim, for which the EGBA and Entercash could still prevail. The third claim, which is expected to be reviewed in Autumn, relates to whether the payment transaction ban is an illegal restriction on the EU freedom to provide services within the European Economic Area. The EGBA has outlined its thoughts over the Norwegian government’s policy of seeking to block online gambling payments, expressing its belief that the clampdown on transactions to offshore operators is part of a concerted effort to safeguard the monopoly of state-owned operator Norsk Tipping.Haijer continued: “Norway is one of only two European countries  left which have a monopoly for online gambling.“All other European countries have now introduced, or are in the process of introducing, a so-called multi-license regime which allows European companies who fulfil strict safety and quality criteria to obtain a license to provide online betting. “These countries have found that a high level of online consumer protection is best achieved by providing consumer choice alongside high consumer protection standards.  “We believe payment blocking measures are being enforced by the Norwegian authorities to ensure the survival of the country’s gambling monopoly. “A more fundamental rethink of Norway’s gambling regime is needed, and we continue to advocate for a highly-regulated and safe online betting regulation which follows the example of Sweden and other European countries.” EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast? July 15, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout July 14, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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Fortnite Pro-Am 2019: Ninja and Marshawn Lynch headline celebrity teams

first_imgUPDATE: The 2019 Fortnite Pro-Am is now completed. View the results from the tournament here.Celebrities and streamers will join forces this weekend to take part in the 2019 Fortnite Pro-Am competition. Teams playing in 2019 Fortnite Pro-AmStreamerCelebrityDennis ‘Cloak’ LeporeDillon FrancisBen ‘DrLupo’ LupoJordan FisherImane ‘Pokimane’ AnysMartin DohertyRachel ‘Valkyrae’ HofsetterJustin JonesJack ‘CouRageJD’ DunlopBrendon UrieTim ‘TimTheTatman’ BeharJaw MewesKathleen ‘Loserfruit’ BelstenJoel McHaleVikram ‘Vikkstar123’ BarnMartin StarrOne_Shot_GurlGallantSamara RedwayMarisha WayTurner ‘Tfue’ TenneyJosh HartAndre ‘Typical Gamer’ RebeloJimmy O YangTyler ‘Ninja’ BlevinsMarshawn LynchLannan ‘Lazarbeam’ EacottHannibal BurressJustin ‘FearItself’ KatzBlake MartinezKim ‘Patriota’ PatriotaKyla-Drew SimmonsFlakes PowerDouglas CostaSypher ‘SypherPK’ AliReggie JacksonNick ‘Nick Eh 30’ AmyoonyJoey BosaTyler ‘Wildcat’ WineJanina GavankarKarim ‘Airwaks’ BenghaliaRL GrimeEwokTVKurt BenkertCorentin ‘Gotaga’ HousseinJordyn JonesLachlan Ross ‘Lachlan’ PowerCody WalkerJacobConnor BallMuselkJuJu Smith-SchusterScarletEllyTBNRFragsJT BrownBuckeFPSKenneth FariedFiveSkillTaven BryanHeyStanLiam McIntyreTrueTrizMurda BeatzAviveHDCrayAydan ‘Aydan’ ConradRobert AbisiBellReina WashioCizzorzMeyers LeonardFolagorBruce BrownMarkilokurasWitt LowryPipepunkWax MotifPow3rLee NguyenAcauChandler RiggsGhost KayuunNick ShanholtzNick ‘NICKMERCS’ KolcheffKyle Van NoyRoyalistiqXavier WoodsFortnite Pro-Am Prize PoolThere is a $3,000,000 charity prize pool. (Epic Games) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c5/6c/fortnite-pro-am-format-2019_3jia9diiccwozrkl60j0hnsn.png?t=1657624195&w=500&quality=80 The event is taking place as part of the E3 festivities, as it did a year ago. Although there’s a lot of hype surrounding the competition, not many details have been officially released on how it all works. But we can look back to last year’s tournament and assume 2019 will follow the same format.Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about this year’s tournament.MORE: All Solo and Duos who made 2019 Fortnite World CupWhen is the 2019 Fortnite Pro-Am?Date: Sunday, June 16Time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PTLocation: The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.What are the Fortnite Pro-Am rules? How can I watch the 2019 Fortnite Pro-Am?The official Fortnite channel will be streaming the event above. Individual streamers are not allowed to stream unique perspectives from their channels. Instead, they will be simulcasting the stream above. Here’s how it breaks down.  (Epic Games) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/67/cd/fortnite-pro-am-prize-pool_bo19p5klm2j81n3evo8rsklnx.png?t=1657767915&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

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Help wanted: Sumner County Farm Service Agency needs full-time Program Technician

first_imgHelp wanted: The Sumner County Farm Service Agency has a permanent full-time Program Technician position available.  Salary ranges from $28,886 to $36,025 (CO-4 to CO-6), depending on experience/education. Benefits include health, life, retirement, annual and sick leave.  Must be a US citizen. High school graduate or GED. See full vacancy announcement at: http://www.usajobs.gov (type Farm Service Agency in the “Keyword” box and Kansas in the “Location” box) for details and instructions to apply on-line.  Complete application packages must be submitted by 11:59 pm EDT, Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON “HOW TO APPLY” and “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS”!  Person selected will be subject to background investigation.  USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.last_img read more

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