Dream home and ultimate man cave on big block

first_imgThe covered deck includes an outdoor kitchen with fridge, sink and barbecue. Picture: Supplied. Upstairs, the home has a huge open-plan living, dining and kitchen space opening to the covered deck with outdoor kitchen. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with double shower and bathtub. The two other bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a family bathroom.The ground floor level is well set up for entertaining with sunroom, games room, bar and media room, which opens to the poolside patio. The home at 286 Brays Road, Griffin, comes with a huge garage. Picture: Supplied.IS this the perfect family home?The sprawling five-bedroom house with views is on a 2000sq m block with inground pool and eight-car garage.And while the property at 286 Brays Rd, Griffin is quiet and private, it is a short drive to schools, Westfield North Lakes and the Bruce Highway. Owners Neil and Debbie Carsburg bought the home in 2009. “We renovated it quite extensively and pretty much re-landscaped the whole yard,” Mr Carsburg said. The open-plan living space has an updated kitchen and polished timber floors. Picture: Supplied. “We renovated most of upstairs, the kitchen has been modified and refreshed and we put the deck on.“We fully repainted the house and repolished the timber floors.” More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Carsburg said the best things about the home were the open-plan living, the views and the space. “We used to have all the toys — the 20ft caravan, the fishing boat and so on — and there was plenty of room for it all,” he said. “But the kids have grown and it’s time to downsize.” center_img The home has beautiful views. Picture: Supplied. There is also another room, a laundry and a bathroom on this level. An attic area is set up for storage and the huge garage has a bathroom and two-pack floors. Mr Carsburg said the garage is a highlight of the property with its four roller doors, including one that is 3.6m in height. “We used to have a 28ft fishing boat in there. You could easily put a car lift in there and there’s enough room to store about eight cars,” he said.last_img read more

Leaked Document: Red Bull in alleged racism storm

first_imgMulti-industry company Red Bull have hit racism storm after employees leaked an image from a slide that was part of a marketing meeting that is considered to be offensive and racist The Austrian company, which is known for distributing energy drinks and sponsoring a large range of sporting events and teams, employs over 10,000 people and had an operating income in the region of £1b back in 2018. In what could bring large scale criticism against the brand, the leaked slide is said to include a repurposed map that labelled India as ‘call centres’, China as ‘they make our stuff’ and Africa as ‘zoo animals come from here’. Alongside the leak, which comes after the company were called out for a staying quiet on the Black Lives Matter movement, it is alleged that the map was reported to human resources, but no action was taken. In a report published by Business Insider, it is suggested that tensions at the company continue to rise in regards to matters of race and inclusion.Advertisement Dortmund’s Halland’s grabs a double as Dortmund beat RB Leipzig in the bundesliga tie last Sunday The report also mentions that the Red Bull brand have chosen not to comment since#BlackoutTuesday Instagram post back on June 2 about the Black Lives Matter movement. President and CMO Amy Taylor, is alleged to have said: “We don’t have any further upcoming quotes from the company or entity ‘Red Bull North America’ or ‘Red Bull GmbH,’ but we’ve made it clear where we stand and we will continue to reinforce this with our actions… for the long term. Read AlsoBundesliga: Bayern’s Lewandowski breaks Aubameyang’s record The company was created back in 1987 when founder Dietrich Mateschitz was inspired by drinks from the Far East. The empire includes 15 teams across 11 sports, including FC Red Bull Salzburg, RB Leipzig, New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Brasil, FC Liefering and Red Bull Racing. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Kroos: I won’t join United

first_img United have been reported as suitors but he claims they are not on his radar. Speaking to Bild he said: “I am expecting to play for Bayern Munich next season. “There was a lot of speculation, but Manchester is and was not an issue. “At this point in time I am fully focused on preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.” Rumours of a United move for Kroos started to circulate when David Moyes was in charge, although talk has cooled since the appointment of Louis van Gaal. The Bayern Munich midfielder has long been linked with the Old Trafford club, especially as his contract situation with the German champions remains unresolved. Kroos, 24, has a year left with Bayern and has yet to accept their offer of an extension, giving a nod to a possible move away. Toni Kroos has no intention of being a Manchester United player next season.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

I am the Normal One, says Jurgen Klopp as he is unveiled as Liverpool’s new boss

first_img Klopp’s arrival as Brendan Rodgers’ replacement is a real coup for owners Fenway Sports Group and fans are already hailing it as the beginning of a great new era – something the new boss was keen to temper. “I am a normal guy from the Black Forest. I don’t compare myself with these genius managers from the past,” he told a packed press conference. “Not one of these great managers said in his first press conference ‘my target is I want to be a legend at the end of my time here’. “This is a great club because of many good decisions in the past, good players, brilliant players, now we have to work in the present. “Twenty-five years ago (Liverpool’s last title) is a long time. In this time all people have tried to get better, to improve, to take the next title. “But history is only the base for us. It is all the people are interested in but you don’t take history in your backpack and carry it with you for 25 years. “We can wait for it but I don’t want to say we can wait 20 years. “If we sit here in four years I think we’ll have won one title – I’m pretty sure.” New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is ‘the Normal One’ and is not setting out to join the ranks of Anfield greats. While Klopp has set himself that ambitious target, he was keen not to overburden his new squad – of which he is confident provide him with most of the tools to do his job – with that expectation. After enjoying an unprecedented run of success from the 1970s right through to 1990, Reds fans are desperate to end their title drought and believe Klopp is the man to do it. The German wants to harness that hope and optimism to push the team forward but insists it will take time to turn around things at a club which has finished second just three times in 24 years. “This is one of the biggest problems you have here, maybe on the island (the UK),” he added. “For sure the Premier League is one of the most difficult leagues because five, six, seven clubs can be the champion and at the end only the one can be the champion and all the others are disappointed. “The most important thing for the development is the start. This would be a really good moment for a restart. “It is only important we play our own game, let the players feel the confidence and the trust of the people. “They have to think they can reach the expectations of all the people, of all the fans, of the press. “If someone wants to help Liverpool they have to change from doubters to believers. “We have to start anew and see what happens this year.” Predecessor Brendan Rodgers spent almost £300million in just over three years and many of his signings were criticised for not being up to scratch. Klopp, however, has a different view. “We have to change our performance of course because no-one is satisfied at this moment but stop thinking about money (spent),” he said. “It is only about football. If you want to enjoy the game you have to prepare for this. “If you come to the stadium you want to see fighting spirit, many sprints, many shots and if you see this.” In a direct response to a question about Jose Mourinho’s ‘Special One’ quip when he arrived for his first spell with Chelsea, the self-deprecating German played down his reputation as one of Europe’s leading coaches. However, he then proceeded to ambitiously set himself the target of winning the Premier League title within four years. Press Associationlast_img read more

Leicester’s Schlupp Left out of Ghana’s Black Stars

first_imgGhana Coach Avram Grant named a provisional 26-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon monday, with Leicester City’s Jeff Schlupp a surprise omission.Schlupp’s Leicester team-mate Daniel Amartey was included as was another English Premier League player, Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew of West Ham. Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew – Andre’s brother – was one of three English Championship players named, alongside Christian Atsu of Newcastle and Andy Diadom of Barnsley.There was no place for Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah who was struggling to make the cut following a series of knee injuries.The Black Stars will now go to the United Arab Emirates for a training camp from where Grant will reveal his final squad of 23 by the 4 January deadline.The tournament kicks off in Gabon on January 14Ghana will be based in Port-Gentil where they will face Mali, Egypt and Uganda in Group D.The Black Stars’ first match will be against Uganda on January 17.GHANA SQUAD:Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway), Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars, Ghana)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom(Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), John Boye (Sivasspor,Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria), Joseph Larweh Attamah (Başakşehir, Turkey)Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England), Abdul-Majeed Waris (Lorient, France), Andre Ayew (West Ham, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany), Rahpael Dwamena (Austria Lustenau, Austria)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

PAC-10 fitness challenge encourages students to exercise

first_imgUSC students were geared up and excited this week about the Pac-10 Fitness Challenge, during which the Lyon Center also offers special fitness classes, massages and programs for students.“It is been a lot of fun and high energy throughout the Lyon Center and all week,”said Justine Gilma, director of fitness and recreational facilities. “It is marketing tool and university promotion to inspire people to work out and generate USC school spirit.”The Pac-10 competition is in its fourth year. It promotes students to live a healthier lifestyle by recoding every minute they work out.USC students said they were enthused about the competition.“It’s fun to have everybody be enthusiastic about it. I always want to beat UCLA and it’s always fun to have that crosstown rivalry,” said Emily Friedberg, a junior majoring in health and humanity and Spanish. “It’s also great to prove that we are the most fit, because so much of the student body goes to the gym all the time.”Friedberg said at one point it got so crowded at the registration table on Wednesday that she had actually had to turn people away at the competition’s closing time.Last year, USC faculty participated with 19,536 minutes of working out while students participated with 125,8724 minutes. While other participating alumni and supporters also recorded their workout times for the competition, USC brought in more than 170,000 minutes of workout time for the competitionGilman said USC has recorded the workouts of more than 1,200 students so far.“We have gotten the word out about the competition through e-mails, Facebook, the Lyon Center lobby registration, word of mouth. We are improving each year,” said Director of Recreational Sports and Programs Gabriel Valenzuela.Maddie Mejia, a senior majoring in architecture, has helped promote the competition for three years. She said the best part is seeing the amount of student enthusiasm.“I think when students see how close we are especially with UCLA they get really into it and they tell more people. It’s awesome,” she said.Certified massage therapist and USC alumna Erin Garberson said she loves being a massage therapist at the gym during this time“The students are pretty excited. The assignment sheet was filled. It makes me feel good to really help people and make people feel better,” she said.Garberson also said she hopes students realize working out is not just exercising — it’s a mental activity as well. Massages and any type of fitness are great ways for students to release stored emotion.“If students are exercising to the point of exhaustion, [that] is not good,” Garberson said. “It is good to exercise to relieve stress, but it should be within reason.”Meijia — who loves running — said she believes that the Pac-10 competition provides a great learning experience for students for how to better take care of themselves.“I love [encouraging] people into doing fitness. It’s personal, but as a school doing it together … is awesome too,” she said.last_img read more

I want fair Olympic trials, which should be televised live: Nikhat Zareen

first_imgWhen asked that the trails will be videographed by the federation, Nikhat said: “Yes, it will be videographed but it will be under BFI’s custody. I am not worried but still someone where down the line there remains a doubt whether it will be a fair decision. Being a boxer and after going through such troubles you can’t easily trust anyone. SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India Nikhat Zareen on Tuesday demanded a fair Olympic selection trial and asked the national federation (BFI) to telecast live the fight after her much-anticipated showdown against MC Mary Kom in the Indian Boxing League was canceled. With three spots already sealed for the Olympic trials, Nikhat’s chances of securing the fourth and final place depended on how she fares in the IBL bout against Mary Kom on Tuesday but now with the fight not happening she has demanded a fair decision from the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). At the trial scheduled for December 27 and 28 here, each weight category will have four contenders. Three places are already secured in the 51kg women’s division after Jyoti Gulia and Ritu Grewal won the gold and silver in the women’s national in Kannur while Mary Kom is assured of a spot after she won the bronze at the women’s World Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia in October.READ: Opening match key to India’s progress in Tokyo Olympics: Captain ManpreetThe battle for the fourth spotThe toss-up now for the fourth spot is between Nikhat and Pinki Rani. Nikhat said she is disappointed because the BFI had assured her the spot if she fared well against Mary Kom on Tuesday.”I was looking forward to the bout with Mary Kom but unfortunately it’s not happening today. So I have to fight the reserve boxer — Darshana Dutt. I was all ready for this bout but at the last moment I got to know that she is not playing,” Nikhat said. “It was an opportunity for me to showcase my boxing skills, people could know that Nikhat Zareen is there and she has challenged Mary Kom. “BFI wanted me to play the league so I didn’t play the nationals and that’s why I am right now the fourth choice boxer for the trails in 51kg. I was told by the BFI to play the league,” said Nikhat, who is the skipper of the North East Rhinos franchise. Written By Last Updated: 17th December, 2019 22:10 IST I Want Fair Olympic Trials, Which Should Be Televised Live: Nikhat Zareen Nikhat Zareen on Tuesday demanded a fair Olympic selection trial and asked the national federation (BFI) to telecast live the fight WATCH US LIVE Nikhat said such uncertainties affect an athlete’s preparation. “I got a mail from BFI stating that mine and Mary Kom’s trial will happen. Then they said that Nikhat will have to fight and win against Mary Kom in the league to get the fourth spot in the trials,” she claimed.”This, of course, affects my preparations. I just want the authorities to show me a clear path. If they say that your trails will be on that day then I can focus on that. But in between you say that you have to perform well in IBL, then only we will think about whether to give you the fourth spot in the trails or not is not fair.” READ: Vijender Singh reveals what his coach said before winning the 2008 Olympics bronze medalREAD: Didi Gregorius blames Gerrit Cole for losing New York Yankees spot in Phillies unveiling First Published: 17th December, 2019 22:10 IST COMMENT “I wanted to play the league just because everyone would have seen the bout on TV and know me. Now I have to prepare for the trails but I want the trials to be televised live on TV and not in close doors so that people can know what happened in the bout,” she added. LIVE TV READ: UFC star Max Holloway says judges made him CRY twice this year’I am a bit worried’:  Nikhat Zareen”I am a bit worried whether the decision will be fair or not so that’s why I want the trails should be televised live or there is live streaming so that everyone can know how fair decision was it,” he said. Nikhat claimed that she couldn’t participate in the nationals as the BFI wanted her to play the IBL. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

FIFA Gives Nigeria, Ghana Final Deadline or Face Ban

first_imgWorld soccer governing body has given Nigeria and Ghana final warning to respect her statutes or face ban from all football related activities.In a release issued on Tuesday on its  official website stated: “Two decisions of the Bureau of the FIFA Council in relation to undue influence in the affairs of the Nigeria Football Federation and the Ghana Football Association have been notified on 13 August 2018.In line with art. 16 par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes, the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided that if by Monday, 20 August 2018, at 12:00 (CET), the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who was duly elected on 30 September 2014, the NFF will be suspended with immediate effect for contravening art. 14 par. 1 i) and art. 19, as well as art. 14 par. 1 a) of the FIFA Statutes. The suspension would be lifted only once the NFF, under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, confirms that it has been given back effective control of the NFF and its offices. Furthermore, the Bureau decided that if the suspension of the NFF takes effect, the Nigerian team currently competing in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 will still be allowed to continue to participate in the tournament on an exceptional basis given that the tournament is underway.Similarly, FIFA said it has taken note of the situation in Ghana as regards the  formal investigation proceedings  being carried out by the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee against Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, who has been provisionally suspended by a decision taken by the chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee.However, the Bureau of the Council considers that the petition introduced by the Attorney General to the High Court of Justice to start the liquidation process of the GFA constitutes undue influence in the affairs of the GFA in contravention of art. 14 par. 1 i) and art. 19 par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes.Under these circumstances, the Bureau decided that if the petition to start the liquidation process of the GFA is not withdrawn by Monday, 27 August 2018 at 12:00 (CET), the GFA will be suspended with immediate effect. The suspension would be lifted only once the above-mentioned petition is withdrawn and FIFA is given written proof thereof.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Fans of Zeljo as an Example for the Whole World!

first_imgFC Zeljeznicar informs fans, club members, sponsors and friends of the club that since the beginning of the project “Buy a chair for European Grbavica” it is collected a total of 175,429.55 BAM.They reminded that the project will last until the 31st of May 2016, and all of the planned work will be completed within this period.“Parking on the plateau behind the western stand, which was one of the conditions for obtaining a license, is completed. The capacity includes 57 VIP parking places, two parking spaces for buses and one parking space for broadcasting vans.Total amount used for the construction of the parking lot was 29,823.30 BAM,” as announced from the club.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img

AP source: Derek Fisher agrees to coach the Knicks

first_imgIn this file photo from June 16, 2010, then Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson, left, directs Derek Fisher during NBA basketball practice in Los Angeles. The New York Knicks have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, June 10, 2014, amid reports that Fisher has agreed to become the team’s basketball head coach. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Derek Fisher has agreed to become the next coach of the New York Knicks and will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.The Knicks did not confirm the hiring, other than saying they were planning a “major announcement.”The person who confirmed the deal to AP spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side authorized the public disclosure of any information related to the deal.The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season, finishing his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played under Knicks President Phil Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers, and helped that franchise win five NBA titles.Fisher would have been an unrestricted free agent this summer, though it was widely known that this season would be his last as a player. And once the Knicks failed to close a deal with Steve Kerr — who wound up accepting an offer from Golden State — Fisher was believed to be the next target on Jackson’s list.Jackson was fined $25,000 for the league last week for a tampering violation involving Fisher. He was still under contract with the Thunder when Jackson told New York reporters that Fisher was “on my list of guys that could be very good candidates” to replace Mike Woodson on the Knicks’ sideline.Fisher surely could still play. He has just suspected for a while that his time has come to do something else.“Coaching allows for you to positively impact other people’s lives,” Fisher told reporters during his exit interview after Oklahoma City’s season ended. “To help a group of people find success, whether they have or haven’t before, you’re all working together for a common goal.”Fisher’s hiring means that next season, both teams in New York will have former point guards barely removed from playing days at the helms.It worked for the Brooklyn Nets, who made the Eastern Conference semifinals this season with first-year coach Jason Kidd, and now the Knicks will hope that Fisher can have the same success.His hiring is the first significant step in what’s expected to be a broad makeover of the team by Jackson, who was hired late in the regular season to turn around the fortunes of a franchise that has won just one playoff series in the past 14 years.Over that 14-year span, the Knicks have won a mere 10 playoff games. Fisher played in 134 playoff wins during that stretch.___AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this report.last_img read more