Construction on new Gainsborough Greens recreation hub has kicked off

first_img“The new recreation centre will further add to the array of amenities available in this precinct of Gainsborough Greens, giving residents resort-style facilities to entertain, socialise and stay fit within a short walk of their home.” The new facilities will complement an existing recreation centre in the precinct. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoA 25m lap pool, basketball court, gym and barbecue area will be among its facilities. MORE NEWS: Acreage estate raises the bar Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50 Construction has started on a $2 million recreation centre and pool at Mirvac’s Gainsborough Greens community in Pimpama.GAINSBOROUGH Greens residents will soon have access to a 25m lap pool, basketball court, gym and barbecue area.The facilities are part of a $2 million recreation centre and pool being built for Mirvac’s Pimpama community. Construction has started on the architecturally-designed centre, which will be next to the latest premium golf-side land release. Mirvac Queensland residential general manager Warwick Bible said the lifestyle available to residents in the exclusive Forest Green release had been a major drawcard. “Buyers are seeing the unique opportunity offered by our golf-side land, with access to these exclusive resident facilities and an idyllic outlook to match,” he said. MORE NEWS: Million-dollar home profit to go to charitylast_img read more

Woman caught ‘repacking shabu’

first_imgBACOLOD City – A woman was arrested afterpolice officers, who were conducting a surveillance operation, caught herrepacking suspected shabu in Barangay Lantad, Silay City, NegrosOccidental.    Suspected illegal drugs weighing about fivegrams valued at around P75,000 was recovered from 21-year-old resident LexmarBritania around 10:45 p.m. on Friday, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Silay City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

Solskjaer backs Caulker for Brazil

first_img And while Sascha Riether’s own goal gave the result a comfortable look, Cardiff did require their captain to be just as effective in front of David Marshall’s goal throughout the 90 minutes. “I just want him to focus on his performances here because if he plays this way defensively and he keeps chipping in with the odd goal he has got to be in with a shout,” Solskjaer said. “He is 22 years of age and he is a leader who is very talented, he has had a very testing season and when it comes to Cardiff he knows he will be fighting for survival and that is a big ask. “He could have had an easy life at Spurs probably, playing x amount of games but he has taken on a great test and is maturing all the time. “It is great to see him taking on a lot of the leadership roles because of Huds’ (Cardiff captain Mark Hudson) absence.” Despite this win lifting Cardiff level on points with 17th-placed West Brom, Solskjaer admits his side cannot relax and rest on their laurels. They currently sit on 25 points and the Bluebirds boss believes 12 points from their final nine games will be enough to cement survival. “That (37 points) is our aim and if we can get to that then we will be safe,” he said. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Cardiff captain Steven Caulker can gatecrash England’s World Cup squad after his two goals helped see of fellow strugglers Fulham. Their £8.5million signing from Tottenham last summer has not been capped by his country since making his debut against Sweden in 2012 and the 22-year-old was an unused substitute in midweek as the Three Lions saw off Denmark. But the centre-back rose to the occasion in a crucial 3-1 win, opening the scoring with a close-range finish before rising unmarked at the back post to regain Cardiff’s lead 22 minutes later. “A win like this, especially the way we did it with bouncing back, that was a great feeling. The response of the lads is what I take out of this game, they didn’t let their heads drop and created chances. “It was great to get it in such an important game but it is not about one result. If you get to the top of Mount Everest and relax then you’ll struggle. We have to build on this.” In stark contrast to the Norwegian’s buoyant mood Felix Magath admits confidence is low amongst his rock-bottom Fulham outfit who have not picked up three points since New Year’s Day – a run of eight games. Lewis Holtby’s close-range finish levelled the match just before the hour mark to give his side hope of taking at least a point from south Wales, but they held out for just eight minutes before Caulker’s second. And having received a frosty reception from their travelling supporters at the final whistle Mageth knows he faces a tough task to lift his squad for the visit of Newcastle. “The second goal breaks us,” he said. “If you come back into the game especially in an away game, and you score, then you are very eager to get more and the second goal came too early. After that we are not able to come back. “Our chances are worse than before. We have to win our home games, that is the most important thing. The next game is a home game against Newcastle and we need three points. “When you are in the situation when you are losing you have not enough confidence to take unfortunate situations as happened here.” Magath made four changes but two selections in particular raised eyebrows in the away end with Kostas Mitroglou thrown into the starting line-up for the first time since arriving from Greece for a club-record fee to partner untried teenage Cauley Woodrow on his Fulham debut. But the German rejected suggestions that handing a 19-year-old, whose last competitive action came during a loan spell at Southend in January, was a risk. “I see no gamble in it because he is a very talented player and I was satisfied with him,” the German said. “He did a lot of work for the team and I was very satisfied.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Australian football captain Jedinak retires from Australian National team

first_imgSydney: Australian football captain Mile Jedinak has announced his retirement from international football after a stellar career that saw him reach three World Cups.Talking to social media, the 34-year-old former English Premier League star said as a young boy he dreamed of playing for Australia and pulling on the green and gold shirt. “The countless unbelievable moments that I have experienced will stay with me forever, and I can honestly say that looking back I’ve had some of the best times of my life on the pitch playing for the Socceroos,” Jedinak said on Monday.“However, after a huge amount of time reflecting and discussing with those closest with me, I feel that it is the right time to move aside in order to focus on my club football and prolonging that journey.”After international recognition playing in the Australian A-League for the Central Coast Mariners, the midfielder enjoyed a short stint in Turkey where he caught the eye of storied English club, Crystal Palace.Jedinak quickly became a fan favourite at Selhurst Park for his creativity and tenacious character, and in the 2013-14 season Crystal Palace were promoted to the Premier League.With his career surging, in 2015, Jedinak also led the national team to one of its most historic victories.“The feeling of captaining our country to Asian Cup glory in 2015, and to have been able to contribute to achieving success for Australia, will stay with me forever,” he said. IANSlast_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team aim to avoid tail-ender woes in Australia Tests

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team had plenty of positives and some negatives in their warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground which ended in a draw. All the batsmen got a decent hit, with the skipper, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari slamming fifties while Murali Vijay blasted 129 with KL Rahul also chipping in with a fifty. However, the negatives were few but worrying. Shaw’s ankle injury has ruled him out of the opening Test in Adelaide but the major area of concern for India was the inability of their bowlers to run through the tail. Cricket Australia were reeling at 234/6 but numbers eight, nine, 10 and 11 combined with No.6 batsman Harry Nielsen to smash 303 runs and propel them to 544 all out and get a lead of 186 runs. Partnerships of 179 for the seventh wicket, 41 for the eighth wicket, 33 for the ninth wicket and 57 for the last wicket are not ideal for India’s bowling unit that has been dubbed the ‘best ever’ to visit Australia. The performance of the bowlers in their only warm-up game at the Sydney Cricket Ground has raised two questions. Can the Indian bowlers take 20 wickets and can they avoid getting stung by the tail yet again Down Under?The answer to the first question could be affirmative but the second question has been lingering in the backdrop for far too long. In previous tours to Australia, if one goes back a decade, India have lost key moments and squandered the series due to partnerships stitched by the Australian tail-enders. For Kohli to achieve success Down Under, the team must not only take 20 wickets but run through the tail in quick time.Tail-enders hurt India multiple timesBefore the start of the tour, Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri said the team must not repeat the mistake on previous overseas tours. This holds true in Australia, where they have been hurt by the tail.The classic instance was the 2014 Brisbane Test. India had reached 408 all out thanks to Murali Vijay’s 144 and had Australia on the ropes at 247/6. Mitchell Johnson was subject to some sledging by Rohit Sharma and it galvanised the left-hander as he blasted 88 off 93 balls and shared a 148-run stand for the seventh wicket with Steve Smith (133). Although both fell in quick succession, Mitchell Starc (52) batted confidently and shared a 56-run stand for the ninth wicket with Nathan Lyon (23) and a 51-run stand for the last wicket with Josh Hazlewood (32*). The total of 195 runs from numbers seven to 11 proved costly for India and after a dramatic second-innings collapse, they lost the match by four wickets.In the 2011 Boxing Day Test, India were hurt by the tail in a big way. James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus and Nathan Lyon hit 42 runs for the last two wickets to help Australia reach 333 on a helpful deck. The contribution proved to be vital as the hosts gained a 51-run lead. In the second innings, the tail’s contribution was match-clinching. Pattinson (37*) shared a 31-run stand for the ninth wicket with Michael Hussey but a vital 43-run stand for the last wicket with Hilfenhaus gave Australia the ultimate boost and India lost the match by 122 runs. It was Pattinson’s batting with the tail which hurt India.In the acrimonious Sydney Test of 2008, Andrew Symonds was offered a life three times as the umpiring deteriorated in the match. Symonds, who blasted a match-clinching 162, shared a 173-run stand with Brad Hogg (79) for the seventh wicket, 114 for the eighth with Brett Lee (59) and 40 for the ninth with Johnson (28). India managed 532, a lead of 69 but 329 runs for the last four wickets by Australia ensured India did not hold the advantage. They lost the match by 122 runs to go 0-2 down in the series.Lessons from EnglandIn 2018, India was hurt by the tail in the England series. In Edgbaston, Sam Curran (63) shared a partnership of 48 for the eighth wicket with Adil Rashid (16) and 41 for the ninth wicket with Stuart Broad (11). A total of 93 runs from the bottom three proved to be the decisive moment and India lost the match by 31 runs. The tone of the series was set and at Southampton, the series slipped away and once again it was Curran who was responsible.The left-hander shared an 81-run stand with Moeen Ali for the seventh wicket and 63 runs for the ninth wicket with Broad as England recovered from 86/6 to reach 246. In the second innings, Curran and Jos Buttler stitched a 55-run stand for the seventh wicket which helped England set India a challenging total. India collapsed and lost the match by 60 runs to lose the series.If India is to win in Australia, they must avoid repeating the mistake of the tail registering a big stand. A repeat of the performance in the warm-up game in Sydney could prolong their wait for a Test series win in Australia. last_img read more

Ugly sweep for Badgers

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team received a reality check over the weekend.Wisconsin didn’t lose a match, defeating both Illinois (30-16, 28-30, 30-22, 30-19) and Northwestern (30-23, 30-19, 24-30, 29-31, 15-13), but prior to this weekend, the 10th-ranked Badgers hadn’t lost a single game in the Field House all season.So, when the Wildcats took them to five games Friday and after the Illini stole another game Saturday, it came as somewhat of a shock. “They got a reminder that the game doesn’t come that easily all the time, that you still have to bring that energy, especially on those nights when it’s not totally there,” UW head coach Pete Waite said.Wisconsin jumped out to a quick start against Illinois Saturday, taking the first game 30-16 but coughed up the second game.The Badgers kept most of game two close, but miscommunication led to some costly errors. Late in the game, back-to-back set errors gave the Illini a 28-25 lead and ultimately a 30-28 victory.However, the disappointing loss didn’t affect Wisconsin as the team came out of the locker room looking to put the next two games and the match away.”We came together and shook it off,” sophomore outside hitter Audra Jeffers said. “We just said, ‘There’s two more to play, let’s get out there and clean up our passing, our serving and we’ll win.'”Jeffers posted 13 kills on 18 attempts with no errors for a career-high .722 hitting percentage as Wisconsin had a well-balanced scoring attack. Freshman outside hitter Brittney Dolgner recorded a match-high 17 kills while senior outside hitter Maria Carlini chipped in with 14 of her own. Middle blockers Amy Bladow and Taylor Reineke also had nine and eight, respectively.Wisconsin’s hitters attributed their ability to score to junior setter Jackie Simpson, who served up 50 assists on the night.”Setting was great, and that comes with great passing,” Jeffers said.For Simpson, the great passing — Wisconsin didn’t allow a single service ace — made setting almost effortless.”Our passing is doing a great job back there so that makes my job easy,” Simpson said.After taking the third game 30-22, the Badgers found themselves struggling once again, down by as many as five points. But following a timeout, Wisconsin was able to capitalize on an 11-point run, winning the match 30-19.Waite said no specific game plan or strategy was mulled over in the timeout, just simply playing with the attitude the Badgers have had in their current seven-match winning streak.”It’s about fighting and battling and getting it one point at a time and chipping away at the lead,” Waite said of his timeout speech. “And they did that, and they are always capable of it. Once they kick it into gear, they do some great things.”High-five victoryFriday night against Northwestern, Wisconsin looked like it would keep its momentum rolling, winning the first two games 30-23 and 30-19. However, the Wildcats clawed back to win the following two games to push the match to five games.”I don’t know why, but it was a struggle for us,” Waite said. “We did not play the way we have been playing.”I think a number of players did not bring their best game to the court tonight,” he added. “I think we were carried by some clutch, clutch plays by a freshman, Brittney Dolgner. She really saved us.”The Badgers desperately needed Dolgner to explode in the final game, finding themselves down by three points for most of the contest.While Wisconsin switched sides down 5-8, the thought of a potential upset wasn’t nerve-racking for any of the Badger players.”As a setter, I don’t have time to be nervous,” Simpson said. “I feel that in the game of volleyball, if you take one second to start worrying about something, that’s when you get in trouble.”Wisconsin (21-5, 12-3 Big Ten) is currently in a second-place tie with Minnesota, one and a half games behind conference leader Penn State.last_img read more

UW softball continues trend of struggling in 1st match of doubleheaders, performs better than final tally indicates in 2nd

first_imgAfter losing both games of a doubleheader to Northern Iowa, the University of Wisconsin softball team did nothing to change a season long trend of showing up for only the second game.Although the 8-0 score isn’t indicative of it, the Badgers put up a much better effort in the second game. UW held the high-powered UNI offense scoreless until the fifth inning, when Panthers catcher Kelly Papesh hit her 12th home run of the season off Letty Olivarez. Five of UNI’s eight runs in the game came as the result of two swings: Papash’s two-run and Mackenzie Daigh’s three-run home runs.Despite the high run total, the game had a completely different feel than the uninspired effort UW put forth in the early game. However, Wisconsin was also shut out in both games and the offense only managed five hits in the two games. A combination of inconsistent effort and anemic offense is creating a severe case of Broken Record Syndrome.“Seems like a tendency of ours to come out better the second game. Obviously that’s needed in the beginning [of the series],” senior Theresa Boruta said. “We had said previously, it’s setting that tone, that foundation, and I think we did that in the second game.”Olivarez was able to attack the strike zone effectively early in the second game, striking out the side in both the second and third innings. Once the Panthers adjusted by swinging early in the count, they started putting the ball in play. Most of those balls were hit to the gap, giving the UW defense little chance to help its pitcher. Even when the ball was hit at someone, it seemed like the bounces went UNI’s way.“I think when [the ball is hit to someone], sometimes we tend to make an error here or there. It’s just always at the wrong time. I just feel like we can’t catch a break anytime,” Olivarez said.Wisconsin certainly didn’t catch any breaks in the first game, as there were three innings where Northern Iowa brought at least six batters to the plate. Every Panthers player came to bat in the fourth inning when Badgers starter Leah Vanevenhoven faced just two batters before being replaced by Kristyn Hansen.After another two runs in the fifth inning, the game was called due to an eight-run mercy rule.A downtrodden Wisconsin team left the diamond after the first game and responded with much more energy in the second behind Olivarez’s early performance. While the pitching and fielding was sharper, once again the offense failed to show up, managing just one hit.“The other pitchers weren’t doing anything special. That’s not to discredit them, they were hitting their spots and we weren’t hitting,” Boruta said. “I think we’re overcomplicating the process. We’re just not getting up there, clearing our mind and swinging.”Wisconsin has been outhit by its opponents 38-9 in its last four games. Boruta says the Badgers are battling themselves as much as the opposing pitcher.“I think it’s just that … (we should) stop overcomplicating the game. The game is simple: see ball, hit ball, see ball, throw ball,” Boruta said. “It’s really simple — when you have so many thoughts in your head, it’s not going to go well.”As the Badgers prepare for a weekend series at Penn State, Olivarez says it’s up to the players to break themselves out of their funk.“We have a lot of talks, and obviously our coaches can say one thing or not. But deep down inside it comes down to whatever we want to bring on the field and how hard we want to work,” Olivarez said. “We just need to find that spark that tells us what we’re playing for. This is the game we love the most and we just need to bring it out there like it is.”last_img read more

Despite fewer goals, sophomore forward’s passing propels UW

first_imgWhen it needed it most, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team found success from one of its rising stars.Sophomore forward Brittany Ammerman assisted on two crucial goals for the Badgers (24-2-2) this past weekend against Bemidji State, giving the team two more victories and a series sweep.While usually not a top scorer for UW, Ammerman, with just four goals this season, has made a big impact by creating opportunities for teammates to knock the puck in.“I had the mentality of just working hard and doing the little things for the team and hoping good would come out of it,” Ammerman said. “To get those assists, Friday night especially, built confidence in Saturday’s game.”Saturday night, Ammerman found senior forward and linemate Hilary Knight charging towards the goal. After breaking away from the defender, she slid the puck to Knight who then buried it in the back of the net, giving the Badgers their 1-0 victory.“There is a lot that comes into play when you are scoring a goal; her pass last Saturday night was amazing. It was a nice backhander,” Knight said. “You couldn’t really ask for more.”Although her goal count is low, Ammerman is just one assist away from matching the 12 she racked up last year, an impressive feat considering the post-season is still a month away.With many players on the team taking on the scoring role, the Badgers need players like Ammerman to consistently make the plays with scoring possibilities.Not having scored as many goals can make a player lose confidence, but Ammerman has embraced her ability to contribute to her team in other, but equally important, ways.“I don’t think I am in a scoring slump at all. Some people might say I am, but every year your role changes as a player, and each team needs people to do different things, not just score,” Ammerman said.Also contributing to her success is the training she has done in the past year at U.S. national team camps, working on her game and conditioning over the summer. With a national championship already attained, her goal remains the same: to continue bringing the Badgers success.Ammerman, along with Knight and sophomore forward Madison Packer, are stepping up big as Wisconsin’s second line. Packer scored Friday night’s overtime goal off a pass across the front of the net by Ammerman, a pass strong enough that Bemidji goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova could not adjust to in time.The key goal scoring plays, along with other opportunities by the line in both games, add depth to Wisconsin, a team that has already found success in its first line. This has head coach Mark Johnson hopeful as he looks ahead to the rest of the season.“Anytime you get secondary scoring and production from people other than the top line, it makes us that much better and even stronger,” Johnson said. “Hopefully that will continue to happen, but the big thing is to continue to create these opportunities because usually something is going to happen.”With injured players for UW returning to the ice, Ammerman, Knight and Packer have been able to focus on improving as a line for the past few weeks. At practices, they continue to communicate on how to connect better, which is successfully transferring to games.“[Knight] was in a little bit of a cold streak in terms of goals, but I think just being able to work through that and in practice talking to each other about what we need to do to made it better,” Ammerman said. “Being able to move the puck was really the difference in this last stretch.”With just three regular season series left, Wisconsin needs Ammerman to build off what she has accomplished this past weekend if she wants to keep the dream of another national championship alive.Johnson said he sees the potential of Ammerman as a key member of his dominating team and believes her recent success will propel her moving forward.“It is a learning opportunity,” Johnson said. “That is what we have practices for, and she will continue to work, and the momentum she has built the last few games is something to build on.”last_img read more

ACC honors exchange students

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena Community College board of trustees held their meeting last night where two exchange students were honored for their contributions to the school.Social distancing was in place at last night’s meeting where members and trustees were finally able to gather.ACC President, Don MacMaster, gave recognition to two exchange students who attend ACC and work as the school’s landscapers.Runi Demirkol from Turkey and Musa Kabbah from Liberia were recognized for their hard work and the beautiful flowers they have planted on campus.Also addressed was a modification to the sexual misconduct policy which now changes the process of how investigations and allegations on college campuses are handled.The board also received some sad news as their Vice President of Instruction, Deborah Bayer, announced her retirement and what she’ll miss most about the school.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Fourth annual Poker Run, Walk, Trot fundraiser kicks-off Saturday, Aug. 29Next August is child support month in Michiganlast_img read more

Džumhur Just a Step from the TOP 100, Brkić Improves his Rating

first_imgAt the new ATP list, the Bosnian tennis players improved their positions while there were no significant changes at the top.By placing himself in the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger in Morocco, Damir Džumhur advanced seven positions and is currently the 106th player of the world which is slightly lower than his best rating of the carrier.During the quarter-finals of the Italian Challenger, Tomislav Brkić improved his placing and is currently the 215th at the ATP list of the best. Brkić will participate in the qualifications for th first Grand Slam of the Australian Open season.Other Bosnian players did not make significant changes in their rating so Aldin Šetkić is 249th, Mirza Bašić 292nd and Nerman Fatić 818th at the moment.At the top, among the best, there were also no bigger surprises. Novak Đoković is 1st, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer a step behind him while Miloš Raonić dropped from 6th to 8th place.(Source: Sport Centar)last_img read more