Calamvale home sells for $100k more than median

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 5 Preston Court, CalamvaleIt was on a 656sq m block.Mr Florentzos said the market remained strong, but bank lending was tight given the Royal Commission, so advised buyers to come prepared.“The lending part of it is tough,” he said.“Talk to your brokers and work out where your finances stand.“Make sure that you are dotting all of your Is and crossing all of your Ts.” The house at 5 Preston Court, Calamvale, sold for $805,000.A CALAMVALE home has sold for more than $100,000 above the suburb median.About 100 people gathered to watch on as six registered bidders fought it out for the 5 Preston Court home.LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills agent Peter Florentzos said it was an “all round good auction”, with the property sold under the hammer for $805,000. REAL ESTATE: 5 Preston Court, CalamvaleVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45center_img REAL ESTATE: 5 Preston Court, Calamvale“It’s a beautiful lowset home in a great location with immaculate presentation.” Mr Florentzos said.“It was bought by a lovely young family.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019According to CoreLogic data, the suburb median house sale price for Calamvale is $680,000.The single level residence had three bedrooms, a study, media room, and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space.last_img read more

Sunderland anger over Dyke comments

first_img Dyke highlighted the Black Cats while expressing his concern over the declining number of English players in the Barclays Premier League and the consequences for the national team. Only one of the 14 players the club signed ahead of last month’s transfer deadline is English, with former Altrincham striker Duncan Watmore the exception. Sunderland have hit back at Football Association chairman Greg Dyke after he criticised their summer recruitment policy. However, Di Canio told the Sunderland Echo: “It is not true that I rang John O’Shea the next day to apologise. “That’s not because I feel that it is wrong to apologise if you do something wrong – if you do something wrong, you should apologise. “But there was nothing for me to apologise for. The way that phone call was interpreted by the media shows that people do not understand my relationship with my players.” However, chief executive Margaret Byrne, writing in her programme notes ahead of today’s home clash with Arsenal, said: “I have to say that I was very disappointed by some comments in Mr Dyke’s speech and in particular his reference to Sunderland AFC. “I am sure that when Mr Dyke has had an opportunity to speak with clubs and to familiarise himself with the rigorous process involved with EPPP [Elite Player Performance Plan], he will become more knowledgeable as to the efforts that we are making. “All Premier League clubs (and indeed, all clubs in England) want to develop players that can play for England. “We are fully committed to developing young English talent and our pledge to this was cemented from the moment we embarked on the Elite Player Performance Plan, and indeed our significant capital investment in our indoor training facility last year. “We hope players such as El-Hadji Ba and David Moberg-Karlsson will help our other younger English players to develop. “We have signed a number of established players with the intention of them being involved at first team level immediately, but the wider picture is that we have committed to the playing squad as a whole, something that we recognised that we needed to do.” Meanwhile, manager Paolo Di Canio has insisted he did not apologise to skipper John O’Shea for publicly criticising his performance at Crystal Palace. The Republic of Ireland defender, who conceded a penalty and was sent off during the 3-1 defeat at Selhurst Park, revealed that he had received a telephone call from the Italian the following day. Press Associationlast_img read more

Fresh blow for Oviedo

first_img The Costa Rica international was sidelined for eight months after an horrific double break of his left leg in January 2014 which ruled him out of last summer’s World Cup, and the new injury means he will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. Oviedo was due to make his comeback from a hamstring injury sustained in February in Thursday night’s mini-Merseyside derby between Everton’s under-21s and their Liverpool counterparts at Goodison Park. With Everton’s form having picked up in recent weeks – winning five and drawing one of their last six matches – and the summer fast approaching, speculation has increased about the future of some of their players. Forward Kevin Mirallas and James McCarthy appear to be the two most in-demand, and despite the pair expressing how content they are to stay at Goodison Park, Martinez expects the rumours to continue. “They are performing extremely well and I think it is part of football when you perform well you attract speculation,” he said. “It is nice to see when players are happy and understand what it means to represent Everton but we all know football. “We are not against attracting speculation or other clubs looking at our players because that is a good thing – the last thing you want is people not being interested in our assets. “If anything we want to build on what we are doing at the end of the season and are looking to get through the next window with two or three additions.” One of those additions could be on-loan Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, who has impressed since joining in January. “Nothing has changed. We are going to leave that conversation until the end of the season,” said the Toffees boss. “It is about sitting down with Aaron, thanking him for his efforts and then it is a three-way conversation. “We are very pleased with the manner Aaron has been able to play and clearly this loan has been a real success so far.” The future of one of Everton’s academy graduates, Luke Garbutt, is also up in the air with the defender, who has made nine appearances this season, out of contract in the summer. However, Martinez insists there is no concern over the left-back, who turns 22 next month. “Luke is one of the prime examples of the focus we have in our academy players,” said the Toffees boss. “He has been terrific in terms of going through the programme we have put in place and we are looking forward to having Luke for many years to come. “His situation needs to be solved and I am sure that is something we will look into in the summer. “I don’t see the contract situation as being a big issue. If Luke wants to stay at Everton we want him to stay at the club.” “We had a real disappointing situation with Bryan Oviedo in training as he has fractured his fifth metatarsal (of his right foot) – which is incredibly bad luck,” said manager Roberto Martinez. “He was in a great moment of form to get back into the squad and finish the season playing but it was a very unfortunate action on his own and he is going to be out for the rest of the season. “It is not his leg he had the break in, so there it is nothing to do with the mechanics involved but it means he will miss the Gold Cup for Costa Rica.” Ovideo had worked hard to regain full fitness after breaking his leg in an FA Cup fourth round tie at Stevenage, but despite making his comeback in September, his appearances were sporadic until he got a run of games from the turn of the year before pulling a hamstring in a Europa League tie against Young Boys. “He has given us a lesson in terms of the mental strength he has,” added Martinez. “We were really gutted for him but he is the one leading the rehab and he is ready to count the days until he can come back. “I would say mentally he is in a great place and is a great example to any footballer. He is just desperate to get back and be fully fit. “It has been such an unfortunate period for him since the game against Stevenage – I am sure this is going to be the last unlucky chapter.” Everton utility player Bryan Oviedo has suffered another injury setback after a broken metatarsal ended his season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Raina reigns supreme as Gujarat topple KKR

first_imgSURESH Raina struck a brilliant 84 to steer Gujarat Lions to a much-needed four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League yesterday.Gujarat had triumphed just once in 2017 prior to this encounter at Eden Gardens, while KKR had won four out of five and were flying high.The hosts had looked set for a score north of 200 after explosive contributions from Sunil Narine (42) and Robin Uthappa (72), striking his second half-century of the season, before eventually finishing on 187-5.Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum got the Lions off to an electrifying start during the powerplay, before captain Raina led his side towards victory with nine fours and three sixes in his 46-ball knock – the visitors getting over the line with 10 balls to spare.Earlier, KKR had got off to a flyer courtesy of Narine, with the West Indian scoring all of his runs in boundaries as he powered nine fours and a six, before holing out to James Faulkner off the bowling of Raina.That set the platform for a second-wicket partnership of 69 in 49 balls between Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir (33), before the latter skied a slower ball from Faulkner to opposite number Raina.In response, Finch perished for a quick-fire 31 from 15 early on as he and McCullum (33 off 17) helped the Lions reach 72-1 at the end of the powerplay.Raina helped steady the ship as wickets fell around him, with fellow left-hander Ravindra Jadeja (19 not out) joining him in a match-winning sixth-wicket partnership of 58 in 31 balls as the Lions skipper overtook Virat Kohli once more at the top of the all-time IPL run-scorers list. (OmniSPORT)last_img read more

Ladbrokes – Bookmakers face £5m Russia 2018 goalfest torpedo

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Alex Apati – LadbrokesEntering the last round of FIFA World Cup group matches, UK bookmakers fear a ‘significant payout should Russia 2018’s goalfest continue’.The tournament has broken the record for the longest stretch of games at a World Cup without a goalless (0-0) draw.Thus far 32 Russia 2018 matches have been played featuring 85 goals (ratio – 2.6 goals per match). By previous standards, Russia 2018 may not be a high scoring World Cup, but the tournament is yet to deliver bookmakers a 0-0 draw.Issuing a Russia 2018 update, Ladbrokes details that ‘UK bookmakers stand to lose a staggering £5 million from one special bet taken before the World Cup knockout stages got underway’According to Ladbrokes, prior to the start of the tournament, the majority of UK bookmakers had priced 40/1 for ‘a goal to be scored in every Russia 2018 group game’.Yet to play host to a 0-0 draw, UK bookmakers stand to payout a combined £5 million should Russia 2018’s goal-per-game trend continue.Commenting on World Cup markets, Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We shot ourselves in the foot offering 40/1 for a goal to be scored in every group match so now we’re praying for a 0-0 in any of the next 16 games to avoid a hefty payout before a ball has been kicked in the business end of the tournament!” Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Brazil 2014:Ghana Black Stars to start camping after December 6

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has stated that the Ghana FA will announce the venue for Black Stars pre-World Cup camping after the FIFA World Cup draw.The Black Stars booked their place at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil after a 7-3 aggregate scoreline against the Pharaohs of Egypt.The Black Stars will play a few high profile friendly matches to put the team in shape for the challenge of facing world class teams.“As to the venue for the camping and the opponents that we will be playing before the World Cup I cannot tell you because we have to wait till after the draw on 6th December then we can concretize and confirm some of these arrangements that we have put in place,” Nyantakyi told Campionesports.The draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Costa do Sauipe on the Atlantic coast of Bahia state on December 6.last_img read more

Dede Ayew admits to poor second half against Guinea

first_imgBlack Stars midfielder Andre Ayew has admitted the second half of their AFCON game against Guinea was poor.Ghana were denied were denied an important win after Guinea came from behind to cancel skipper Asamoah Gyan’s goal in the 26th minute to draw 1-1 in Casablanca, Morocco on Saturday. Despite the result, Ghana who have now drawn two games and won one in Group E have moved top of the log with 5 points after Togo defeated Uganda in Kampala. Dede Ayew who lasted the entire duration of the game says they were just not at their best but insists they will come clean on Wednesday in the return fixture at the Tamale stadium“We had a great first half but the second half wasn’t all that good, we were quite disappointed with the result in the second half but we played well and we just have to continue with what we are doing and get a victory here on Wednesday,” he told Joy sports“We are going to give our best to win the game, we want to make Ghanaians happy again, we have done it before and we want to do it again.“A lot of things go through players mind and as one of the senior players I just have to say that we apologize and if there is anything that has been done wrong we want Ghanaians to smile and we are going to do our best to let them smile on Wednesday.” The Black Stars will host the Guineans in the reverse fixture on Wednesday in Tamale.last_img read more

Mali player latest to be kicked out of Cup of Nations

first_imgMali have expelled striker Adama Niane from their squad for indiscipline, the third player to be turfed out by his team at the Africa Cup of Nations.”Adama Niane was excluded from the Eagles group for non-respect,” said the team’s media officer Ibrahim Zie Coulibaly.Reports said the 26-year-old Belgian-based player had slapped a teammate in an altercation over queuing.The decision came on the eve of Friday’s Group E match against Tunisia in Suez.Burundi sent home 32-year-old midfielder Selemani Ndikumana for ill-discipline before their first game without offering any further details. On Wednesday Egypt sent Amr Warda packing for what the Egypt Football Association described as “disciplinary reasons”.Warda, who plays for Greek club Atromitos on loan from PAOK, has been widely accused of trolling women on social media and has been the subject of a previous complaint, filed with Egypt’s Attorney General, of harassing a fashion model on Instagram. Warda has since posted a video on Facebook in which he apologised to his family, his teammates, to the EFA and to “anyone who is upset at me or anyone I have upset” as his teammates rallied around him.Among them was Mohamed Salah who said: “Women must be treated with the utmost respect but I also believe that many who make mistakes can change for the better and shouldn’t be sent straight to the guillotine, which is the easiest way out.”We need to believe in second chances… we need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer.”last_img read more

Reports: NBA could return by July at Disney World in Orlando

first_imgFor a number of weeks, the NBA has seemed determined to find a track to resume the 2019-20 season – and multiple media reports indicate that plan is finally starting to take shape.The Athletic reported Wednesday morning that the NBA hopes to play games again as soon as mid-July, with Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando emerging as a favored location. If games resume, it is widely expected that they will be played without fans present.While numerous cities have been rumored to be considered hosting games, including Houston and Las Vegas, The Athletic reported Disney World’s viability is tied to its private ownership, with property including the Wide World of Sports Complex with multiple basketball courts. Hotels and other resources could create a “campus-like” bubble  the NBA has been seeking to resume the season on hiatus since March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Even though coronavirus cases have soared to more than 1.5 million in the United States and been attributed to more than 93,000 deaths, pro sports leagues have been scouring to see what options are available to resume play. Prominent NBA voices, including the Lakers’ LeBron James, have come out in support of resuming the season and recouping millions (perhaps billions) of lost revenue from the hiatus. Both the Lakers and the Clippers have begun individual workouts at their respective team facilities under strict sanitizing and distancing guidelines. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The challenges of opening up competition in the NBA’s regular markets and arenas are complex and vast. Individual states and municipalities have varying guidelines for what businesses and services can operate – sports with fans are generally seen as one of the last public events that will be permitted on the road to normalcy. While Gov. Gavin Newsom indicated earlier this week that pro sports without fans could start making a comeback as soon as next month, California has been one of the more cautious states about lifting quarantine restrictions.The suggestion of Disney World as a “bubble” site for the NBA first arose in April: Disney is the parent company of ESPN, one of the NBA’s largest media partners. Disney CEO Bob Iger has spoken to league owners during meetings during the hiatus. The league formerly hosted Summer League events in Orlando for roughly 15 years. The Wide World of Sports Complex has about 12 courts and access to broadcasting facilities.The partnership could be just as vital to Disney, which has struggled through the closure of many of its parks and could use the appeal of basketball programming for ESPN and ABC. It opened a small section of Disney World Springs in Orlando on Wednesday with temperature checks for incoming park-goers.Testing could be one of the biggest barriers to a return: Adam Silver expressed on a call with players earlier this month that the league wanted to make sure it would not siphon tests from essential personnel and medical providers to make them available for NBA players and staff.ESPN also reported on Wednesday that NBA owners anticipated NBA commissioner Adam Silver would greenlight a return to competition sometime next month, with games expected to begin by mid-July. By June 1, many teams expect the NBA to issue guidelines to bring back players who are living outside their team markets and expand workouts at team facilities.last_img read more