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first_img78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.THIS four-bedroom Belgian Gardens home has all the charm and character expected from a house that is nearly 100 years old – but walk inside and you’ll find no shortage of modern amenities.Unlike a traditional Queenslander which can often be cramped inside, 78 Primrose St offers open plan living with a spacious kitchen that opens out to a paved outdoor living area complete with a swimming pool and wood-fired pizza oven. 78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.Mr Short said the home was actually mining cottages that were transported from Paluma and joined to make one house. The home is also fitted with a 5kW solar system while it is set on the crest of an elevated ridge line providing cool breezes and plenty of natural light.The streamlined kitchen has stone composite tops with stainless steel appliances while the dining room is big enough to comfortably fit a 12-seat table.The home is set on a, 1012sq m allotment with a big grassed yard, double car accommodation and adjoining storeroom. It’s superbly located within walking distance to Soroptomist Park and in the catchment area for Belgian Gardens State School. 78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.Selling agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow from Smith & Elliott said the house would make a great family home.“It’s really a Queenslander with a modern twist,” they said.“It’s a real character house but it is very functional and with the floor plan you have a really big open living area and kitchen.“One of the things that is really great about this house is you can stand in the kitchen and cook and see the kids swimming in the pool or you can look the other way and see them playing in the yard.” 78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.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 2020Mr Short said he would love for another family who will make their own happy memories to buy the home.“Now that we have done the renovations we’re really happy with the new amenities,” he said.“We had lived in it for 10 years when we did the renovations so we knew exactly what we wanted to do.“I think there is something special about this house because I know there is a lot of Queenslanders but they can be small and pokey but because this is a big Queenslander, it’s all on one level and we have modernised it, it’s a bit different to everything else out there.” 78 Primrose St, Belgian Gardens.The home was refurbished and expertly redesigned three years ago to deliver the perfect combination of old world charm and modern living.It’s hit the market for $799,000 and is in the tightly held suburb of Belgian Gardens in easy walking distance to the beach.John Short has lived in the home with his wife and three daughters for the past 14 years and says it holds many happy memories.He is saying goodbye to the home his daughters grew up in and upgrading to take advantage of Townsville’s affordable property market.last_img read more

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first_imgAssets under management in French PERCO workplace retirement savings plans rose 11% since last year to reach nearly €17bn, according to figures from AFG, the French asset management association. Around 2.7m employees had already made contributions to a PERCO as at the end of June, also representing 11% year-on-year growth.Over six months, gross payments into PERCOs amounted to €1.6bn, up 7% compared with the first half of 2017. Withdrawals amounted to €500m, leaving net inflows of €1.1bn, up 10%.The number of employers offering a PERCO stood at 244,000 following 6% year-on-year growth, according to AFG, with 14,000 companies creating PERCOs in the six-month period. The association also noted that more than half of companies had transformed their PERCOs into PERCO Plus plans, which offer a lower charge on employer contributions due to the incorporation of an SME financing fund. These have to be at least 7% invested in small or medium-sized companies.PERCO Plus funds passed €1bn in assets on the back of 37% year-on-year growth, according to the AFG.Considerable room for growth remained, it added, as only 25% of employees with a PERCO had access to an SME fund.A third of the nearly €17bn assets in PERCOs, belonging to 41% of members, were managed according to the default lifecycle approach, AFG noted.The average amount held in the plans by savers was stable at €6,120.Thumbs-up for ‘proper’ pension savings reformMeanwhile, AFG said pension saving in France should get a boost from the government’s “PACTE” law.One of the main objectives of the law is to harmonise France’s existing retirement savings products, of which there are four, by bringing them under a new wrapper, the Plan d’Epargne Retraite, with some new rules to make pension saving more attractive.The PACTE law heralded a “proper” pension saving reform, according to AFG.Highlighting various provisions in the draft law – tax-deductible voluntary payments, freedom of choice at retirement, access to savings for buying a principal residence, and easier transfers – the association said these would be “strong incentives for savers to further prepare their retirement saving”.The draft PACTE law was recently adopted by the Assemblée Nationale and is due to be voted on in its final form next year. The government wants to see pension saving assets grow from around €220bn currently to €300bn by 2022.last_img read more

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first_img “The first two have pulled clear and he’s still on track (for the Irish 2,000 Guineas). If Gleneagles turns up we might as well all stay at home, but I’m going to give him one shot at it,” said Lyons. “He’ll be better on better ground. “He’s such a big, gross horse and he’ll come on again for it. “I wanted to be like Pat (Smullen) and come last to challenge. The only negative is that he didn’t win.” Ger Lyons retains all his faith in Endless Drama despite the giant colt being turned over at the Curragh on Monday. Having looked in control on entering the final furlong, the Lope De Vega colt was worn down close home by Dermot Weld’s Tombelaine in the Tetrarch Stakes A crack at the Irish 2,000 Guineas is still on the cards, although Lyons admits it will be difficult to beat Gleneagles given his dominance at Newmarket last Saturday. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_img(RREUTERS)-The Football Association wants to increase the prize money on offer to clubs in the FA Cup and is considering scrapping television appearance fees, chief executive Martin Glenn said yesterday.Under the current system, clubs get paid more money if their game is televised.Yet with only nine of 32 FA Cup third-round games being broadcast this weekend, several lower-league sides have expressed discontent their games were not chosen for live coverage.“The FA Cup is a great way of redistributing money to the lower leagues. The prize money is 25 million pounds ($30.70 million) and we’re looking to increase that in the coming years,” Glenn told the BBC.“We’ve sold the international rights for more money, and that’s hopefully going to allow us to benefit smaller clubs. Right now it’s a bit of a lottery.“So one of the things we’re thinking about, would be where you just make it a unity payment, so that everyone would get the same amount. It wouldn’t be quite the lottery it is now. It would seem to be something we could consider.”Glenn defended Premier League Bournemouth, who came under fire for making a full 11 changes for Saturday’s third-round 3-0 loss to third tier Millwall.The FA boss said he understood why top flight teams needed to juggle their resources.“I think Bournemouth were an outlier. (Manager) Eddie Howe can make his own reasons for it. It doesn’t upset me. The Premier League teams really understand the value the FA Cup brings them,” he said.“People want to do well in the cup, but the positive side is that all of these bigger clubs have big squads, you want to give people game time and that’s really important,” he added.“Rotation is a good thing. Giving a chance for young players to get real game experience is not a bad thing.”last_img read more

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first_imgSpanish soccer team Alavés says 15 people in its club have become infected with the coronavirus: three players, seven members of its coaching staff and five other employees. The club had already reported that two members of its staff were infected.Valencia and Espanyol said earlier this week that their clubs have also been hit by the virus.Valencia said Monday that 35% of its squad and coaching staff are infected, while Espanyol said on Tuesday that six members of its squad and staff have it.All three clubs say their infected members are in good health. March 18, 2020 Premier League team Chelsea is making a hotel located on the grounds of its Stamford Bridge stadium available free of charge for London’s medical workers during the coronavirus outbreak.The club says Russian owner Roman Abramovich will cover the costs of providing the accommodation for staff of the National Health Service who “will be working long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes.”Chelsea says the offer is initially for a two-month period and will be reconsidered depending on circumstances.The entire hotel will be given up for medical workers if necessary.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___3:30 p.m. The Latest: Spanish soccer team says 15 in club have virus ___3 p.m.All training sessions at Belgian professional soccer clubs have been suspended until at least April 5 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Belgium’s national security council earlier said all gatherings, cultural, social, festive and sporting activities have been prohibited until the same date.The league says it will decide which matches can be rescheduled once training has resumed. The league also says it will pay the second instalment of an 800,000 euro ($862,000) solidarity fund to amateur clubs to help them cushion the economic weight of the pandemic.___1:35 p.m.AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has set up a fundraiser to help Italian hospitals in the center of the coronavirus outbreak.According to the website accepting donations, Ibrahimović has donated 100,000 euros ($109,000) to the fund. It quickly raised a further 10,300 euros ($11,300). The site states that all the money raised will be “directly donated to Humanitas to help strengthen the intensive care and emergency units of Milano, Bergamo, Castellanza and Torino’s hospitals.”Italy has been the second hardest hit country with more than 31,000 cases of the virus.The 38-year-old Ibrahimović rejoined Milan in January from the Los Anegles Galaxy. He has also played for Italian clubs Inter Milan and Juventus.___1:20 p.m. Associated Press 1 a.m.Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star wife Ciara have announced they are donating 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Lifeline to help provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus outbreak in the region.“Everything we do together makes a difference,” Ciara said in a video posted to her Twitter account. “And together we will conquer this tough time that we’re going through.”According to Food Lifeline’s website, the organization provides the equivalent of 134,000 meals daily and had 58 million pounds of food sourced last year.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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first_imgHowever, those involved will instead live and work in “bubbled” environments behind closed doors, UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden announced on Sunday.The new measures will allow Formula One, international soccer, golf and snooker events to take place. Competitors involved in these events will be granted quarantine exemptions.International cricketers are also now formally exempt, although individual special arrangements have already been made for the touring West Indies and Pakistan teams this summer.Other people essential to the staging of events such as officials, coaches, medics, mechanics and incoming members of the media will also be permitted to travel without quarantine.In return, sporting authorities and event organizers must put in place stringent protocols to ensure that they have a minimal impact on public health during the coronavirus pandemic. The team said Sunday that the two unidentified players are asymptomatic, and contact tracing for both was conducted. They are being monitored by team medical staff and will receive follow-up testing in the coming days.They will be allowed to return to baseball activities after they test negative twice and pass other appropriate COVID-19 protocols.The White Sox say both players requested privacy, meaning the team isn’t able to comment further.___The UK government says selected sports stars are to be exempt from quarantine requirements when competing in England. July 5, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chicago White Sox say two players have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: White Sox say 2 players have tested positivelast_img read more

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first_imgIt was bound to happen.After surviving against inferior teams and escaping with victories, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team wasn’t so lucky Sunday at the Kohl Center, as Northwestern defeated UW 66-59. The defeat snapped Wisconsin’s eight-game winning streak and 19-game home-court winning streak.Even without their leading scorer, junior Scottie Lindsey, the Wildcats (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) was able to upset the No. 7 Badgers (21-4, 10-2). Lindsey, sidelined for the third consecutive game with mononucleosis, is averaging 15.4 points per game this season, including 16.1 in Big Ten play. The Wildcats went 6-0 throughout January before losing Lindsey and, subsequently, their previous two games before Sunday’s win.Junior guard Bryant McIntosh, usually second fiddle to Lindsey, averaged 13.6 points per game entering Sunday. He picked up the slack in a big way for the Wildcats. McIntosh made 10 of his 23 shots for 25 points. He added seven rebounds and seven assists, while playing all 40 minutes.“He’s a heck of a player,” fifth-year senior guard Zak Showalter, who scored 10 points and had the tough assignment of guarding McIntosh, said. “[He] made a lot of tough ones. He was the best player on the court tonight.”Men’s basketball: Indiana put up good fight, but Wisconsin perseveres tough shooting day for 65-60 winIt did not have to be pretty, and it certainly wasn’t, but the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team held Read…Northwestern featured the top field goal percentage defense in the Big Ten at 39 percent entering Sunday’s matchup, holding its opponents to shooting 39 percent from the field. UW shot 38 percent (19-for-50) and 37 percent from three (7-for-19).After several games in a row in which the team has acknowledged they failed to put together a complete game of solid basketball, but still emerged with wins, the Badgers had to face the music Sunday night, senior forward Nigel Hayes said.“Apparently we have to lose in order to learn the things we’ve already been saying,” Hayes said. “It feels like we’ve lost the last six games in a row that we’ve been playing, but we won them. But now, we keep doing those mistakes, and it finally caught up to us.“Hopefully now that we had to unfortunately lose a game we’ll start to take that step in that direction from going from a mediocre, good team to a great team.”Hayes finished with a team-high 13 points, while senior forward Vitto Brown and freshman guard D’Mitrik Trice each added 11.UW lost the game on a pair of runs – one in each half.The Wildcats reeled off a 16-0 run to make it 28-19 in the first half, after UW led 19-12 at one point. The Wildcats made four 3-pointers during that stretch after going just 1-for-6 from beyond the arc to begin the game.Northwestern, which ranks second in turnovers per game (10.8) in the conference, turned it over just six times compared to UW’s 12, and outscored the Badgers 16-8 on points off turnovers. The bulk of those points came during Northwestern’s 16-0 run in the first half.“I think really the thing that was frustrating was the turnovers and the transition points that we gave up as a result,” UW head coach Greg Gard said. “I think that’s probably more frustrating than the ball not going in consistently.”Wisconsin trailed 31-22 at the half, scoring just five points from the 10-minute mark on. It was the largest halftime deficit of the season. Redshirt sophomore forward Ethan Happ led the Badgers in scoring at the half and he didn’t register a point after the half’s 14:15 mark. He only took one more attempt from way outside the paint and bore a constant double-team effort from the Wildcats, which resulted in a tough evening for him. Northwestern outscored UW in the paint 26-12.“I just need to continue to get the ball out sooner than later,” Happ said. “And not let them collapse on me.”Ben Pierce/The Badger HeraldTo start the second half, UW forced two turnovers on defense, while Showalter and Brown splashed threes during the first two offensive possessions. A turnaround jumper from Bronson Koenig and a layup from Hayes off a give-and-go from Happ gave UW a 32-31 lead.That came at the 16:32 mark of the second half, and it would be the last time the Badgers held the lead.“We knew they were going to make a run,” Northwestern head coach Chris Collins said. “They’re too good, they never lose here. … It was a great win. I’m proud of my guys.“I just saw confident looks the whole night. I felt really good even after they scored 10 straight to start the second half. I just saw good looks in the huddle. I just thought we were confident and strong.”Then, Northwestern countered with a 8-0 run to make it 39-32, forcing Gard to call timeout with 13:14 left. From there, the teams would go back-and-forth, with UW never making it over the hump.Koenig, evidently hampered by a lingering leg injury, tied his season-low in points (two) on just 1-of-8 shooting, including 0-for-5 from three-point range.“I think he’s OK mentally,” Gard said “I think the injury is a factor. How much of a factor? I think his acceleration off screens has obviously diminished a little bit. He has also had some decent looks too.”The loss comes one day after the NCAA selection committee left Wisconsin out of its first announcement of the top 16 seeds, despite UW’s No. 7 ranking in the latest AP poll. In addition, UW’s lead in the Big Ten race has dwindled to one game. The Badgers will face tough road tests at Michigan on Thursday, followed by second-place Maryland visiting Madison on Sunday.“I think for us, getting everybody’s best shot, now that we’re marked, is good for us,” Gard said. “[We’ll] continue to learn and grown and get better, because nothing that happened in this game is surprising in terms of areas that we need to improve upon.”last_img read more

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first_imgTrojans’ freshman wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of domestic violence, ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura reported. Los Angeles County Jail records show Lewis was booked at 4:45 p.m. and released early Tuesday morning. USC announced he is currently suspended from team activities. According to USCFootball.com, Lewis is suspected of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. A corporal injury is defined as a domestic battery that leaves a visible injury on the victim. The initial booking sheet said the arrest was made at 2 p.m. in Los Angeles and that the bail was set at $50,000. The felony charge carries a maximum punishment of four years in prison if Lewis is found guilty. Lewis is set to appear in court on March 6. According to Bonagura, LAPD officer Mike Lopez stated that the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office in the near future. The LAPD did not release any specific details about the incident. A five-star recruit out of Los Angeles’ Hawkins High School, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound player was 247Sports’ fourth-ranked wide receiver and 31st-ranked overall prospect in the class of 2017. Lewis saw minimal playing time in his debut season appearing in three games and catching four passes for 39 yards. Against Washington State, Lewis recorded two catches for 21 yards, with a long of 14. He was positioned to take on an expanded role next season with the departures of receivers senior Steven Mitchell Jr. and junior Deontay Burnett, who declared early for the NFL Draft. “USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation,” a USC spokesperson said in a statement e-mailed to the Daily Trojan. “While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student has been suspended from all football-related activities. Student disciplinary records and student conduct proceedings are confidential at USC and protected by law.”USC is scheduled to begin spring practice in early March. It is unclear if Lewis will be able to participate, given his current suspension. Redshirt freshman Tyler Vaughns and sophomore Michael Pittman Jr. will return as the team’s top two leading receivers from last season.CORRECTION: A previous version of this article contained a photo of a player that was incorrectly identified as Joseph Lewis. The photo has been removed. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

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first_imgSyracuse (19-11, 10-7 Atlantic Coast) held a halftime lead over No. 2 Virginia (27-2, 15-2). But that didn’t hold because Virginia couldn’t miss from 3-point range, and the Cavaliers won, 79-53. The Orange play their final regular season game at Clemson on Saturday.Here are three takeaways from SU’s loss.You get a 3, you get a 3 and you get a 3Virginia made two 2-pointers in the first half. But that didn’t stop the Cavaliers from scoring. Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome both made three triples, and De’Andre Hunter made two of his own. Guy took a 3 from NBA range on the right wing and cashed it. Jerome stepped back in Buddy Boeheim’s face to hit a left wing 3.It didn’t stop out of the break. Jerome, Guy and Hunter all added 3s within the first six minutes of the second half to stake UVA to a two-point advantage, 45-43. Another Jerome 3 from the top of the key prompted a timeout with UVA up 50-43 and 11:40 to play. A minute-plus later, Guy swished a 3 to prompt another timeout by SU head coach Jim Boeheim.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOverall, the Cavaliers shot 18-of-25 from beyond the 3-point arc, a record for made 3s in a game against the Orange.No showThe most-frequent image of Monday’s game, aside from Virginia 3s, might’ve been Tyus Battle and Boeheim raising their arms at the referees in sync. Again and again, Battle rose up for jumpers and floaters, often with contact, and the whistles he and his head coach wanted never came.Beyond that, when UVA’s NBA-prospect Hunter guarded Battle, he wasn’t able to get any penetration. He tried a pull-up jumper from the right elbow that Hunter blocked away hard. Battle could choose to leave for the NBA Draft after the season. If he does, Battle finished his Carrier Dome career with 11 points on 5-of-19 shooting.Big start to senior nightPaschal Chukwu made four shots at Wake Forest, all four he attempted, giving hope that he’d heat up down the stretch of his senior season. But Virginia, one of the country’s best teams, would present a bigger challenge than ACC bottom-dweller WFU.But the 7-foot-2 senior, on senior day, scored eight first-half points. That included a dunk off an alley-oop and another dunk on a put-back rebound.Chukwu’s play slowed down in the second half. UVA’s defense played a little closer to the big man. But his early play could still be what Boeheim called on Saturday “a very good sign.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 4, 2019 at 8:54 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img Commentslast_img read more

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