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A home with a pool and sweeping views just sold for under $190,000

first_img10 Irwin Close, Sun Valley with a pool and sweeping mountain views just sold for the bargain price of $187,000.WHERE can you get a three-bedroom home with a beautiful pool, sweeping mountain views and pay less than most blocks of land?Gladstone has the answer with this three-bedroom, two-bathroom elevated home selling for just $187,000 on Wednesday.The 10 Irwin Close home in Sun Valley, just south of Gladstone claims it is in a family friendly neighbourhood, located close to shops, schools and parkland and just needed a little love.With a lovely pool, sweeping mountain views and plenty of recreation room, this is certainly a bargain buy, sitting on 635sq m of land.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago10 Irwin Close, Sun ValleyIt appears Sun Valley is a suburb in demand, recording an average of 285 visits per property according to, just shy of the Queensland average of 288 visits.The suburb also looks like it is home to quite a mix of housing, giving all tastes and budgets the chance to live in this sought after suburb.Currently on the market is this neat and tidy three-bedroom home at 13 Twin Street, with a listing price of $210,000.If you need more room to move, this large five-bedroom home at 2 Archer Street, with huge pool and three-bathrooms is on the market for $445,000.But if budget is no real option and you’d love to move into this coveted suburb then this stunning home at 8 Trinity Place for $699,000 might tick all of the boxes for you.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home boasts magnificent views from its pool deck, towards the harbour entrance and surrounds and has been built with a definite Mediterranean feel.last_img read more

400 investors register on climate action reporting platform

first_imgInstitutional investors are being encouraged to use a new online platform to report climate action they are taking and make new commitments.Nearly 400 investors with $32trn (€27.5trn) in assets under management between them have used The Investor Agenda, which was formally launched in San Francisco yesterday as part of the annual conference of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and a global climate summit.Developed by seven organisations including the PRI and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the initiative “seeks over time to reflect the full breadth and scale of global investor-led action on climate change”.It also aims to stimulate greater action by “bringing together and helping drive participation in a broad range of global investor initiatives”. To participate, investors must report the climate actions they have taken or plan to take in one or more of four “focus areas”: investment, corporate engagement, investor disclosure, and policy advocacy.According to the launch announcement, 392 investors had specifically reported new information or committed to policy advocacy activity under The Investor Agenda.Investors who were already involved in related corporate engagement initiatives, such as Climate Action 100+, are counted as active by The Investor Agenda, but are not included in the 392 figure.Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said The Investor Agenda “offers a clear path to scale-up investor action”.“It gives investors multiple opportunities to continue to demonstrate their willingness to become part of the transformation that will lead us to a more cleaner, greener, sustainable future for all.”Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO of DKK275bn (€37bn) Danish pension fund PKA and chair of the IIGCC, said the emergence of the platform reflected “the mounting urgency among the global investor community to address the greatest challenge of our time through measurable and transparent actions”.last_img read more

PSG battle Inter Milan for wantaway Tottenham star

first_imgParis Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to rival Inter Milan in the transfer pursuit of Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Loading… The wantaway Dane has been heavily linked with a move to the Serie A giants with some reports claiming they have tabled an offer of £8.5m last night. Spurs are believed to have rejected that bid for the 27-year-old, who becomes a free agent in June, and want double that fee.However, the Daily Mirror claim they will face huge competition from PSG for the playmaker.Their report states the French champions view the fee wanted by Spurs as a “bargain”.And now they are monitoring the talks between the Premier League outfit and Inter while they plot their own move.#Football PSG enter transfer race for Christian Eriksen and will battle Inter Milan for wantaway Tottenham star #Soccer #News— Football News (@soccerMeraki) January 15, 2020Read Also: Mourinho wants Tottenham fans to ‘respect’ Eriksen if he decides to leaveEriksen has rejected all offers of an extension by Tottenham, citing his desire to experience another culture outside of England.Supporters booed him off during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool and he was jeered again last night when the line ups were announced prior to the FA Cup victory over Middlesbrough.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

EPL: Giroud fires Chelsea past relegated Norwich

first_imgOlivier Giroud wasted a hat-trick of chances before heading Chelsea to a 1-0 home win over Norwich to boost the Blues’ Champions League qualification hopes.Giroud nodded in Christian Pulisic’s teasing cross for his third goal in as many league starts, easing Chelsea’s lingering pain from Saturday’s 3-0 humbling at Sheffield United. Leicester’s shock 4-1 hammering at Bournemouth and Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton had handed Frank Lampard’s men a double reprieve after their comprehensive loss at Bramall Lane.The Blues had no business wasting such an unexpected opportunity to cement third place in the table against the already-relegated Canaries, and boss Lampard knew as much – making five changes from the weekend’s frustrating defeat.For much of the first half both Chelsea and Giroud appeared to be heading for an agonising evening, but then the France hitman headed home and the entire mood around Stamford Bridge changed.Chelsea now boast a four-point lead on both fourth-placed Leicester and United in fifth, though both those teams have an extra game left to play.On another night Giroud could have had four, but in the end his solitary headed goal could wind up finally pushing the Blues into next term’s Champions League. Ajax signing Hakim Ziyech was in the stands to watch his new team-mates, with the Morocco forward already training with the Blues ahead of being available for action next term.The 27-year-old will doubtless have been impressed by USA forward Pulisic’s showing, and delighted with the result.The 32-cap assist king will be forgiven for also being excited by the improvements he can bring to the Blues next season however.Right at the end of the first-half, Giroud put paid to a hugely frustrating 45 minutes.The continually outstanding Pulisic had drifted onto the left wing, checked back onto his right foot – and delivered a sumptuous cross. Giroud had precious little option other than to nod the Blues into the lead.And how the Frenchman toasted that goal with relish, exchanging high fives and fist bumps with Jorginho.Because in everything that came his way before his goal, Giroud had botched, and in some style.Ben Godfrey headed the ball straight into Giroud’s path in the area for the first of three gilt-edged chances, but the 33-year-old connected with his shin and the ball looped tamely into Tim Krul’s hands.RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel When Cesar Azpilicueta drilled a fine cutback, again it was Giroud racing onto the inviting chance. But here he could only hack high and wide into the deserted Shed End.Former Arsenal striker Giroud completed his hat-trick of misses by spurning another Norwich gift.Timm Klose missed a regulation clearing header and the loose ball was once more right in Giroud’s path.But as with his first chance he could not find any kind of genuine connection, and Krul was able to scoop up and breathe easy.Amid Giroud’s profligacy, Pulisic forced Krul to tip onto the bar with a fine snap shot on the spin.When the breakthrough came, Chelsea’s relief was palpable however, and the hosts quickly carried that advantage into the break.Giroud reverted back to spurning opportunities to open the second half, powering in on goal only to head high and wide from Willian’s threatening corner.Toni Rudiger pulled off an inch-perfect last-ditch sliding tackle to deny the marauding Onel Hernandez in a rare Norwich attack.Azpilicueta curled just over from the edge of the area as Chelsea threatened again, with alert Canaries keeper Krul then denying both Pulisic and Marcos Alonso.Giroud just had time to turn a low cross the wrong side of the post before being replaced by Tammy Abraham in the closing stages.But with the crucial win in the bag, neither Giroud nor Chelsea will care too much about those missed chances.Tags: ChelseaChristian PulisicManchester UnitedNorwich CityOlivier GiroudPremier LeagueSheffield Unitedlast_img read more

Express delivery at Laytown

first_img Press Association Many of the bumper crowd will have been with the Ado McGuinness-trained 11-year-old, who was second here last year, as he went in search of a 10th career success, having won most recently at the Galway Festival. Although Johnny Murtagh looked a real threat at the two-furlong marker on Like Magic, Ian Brennan was moving powerfully on 5-1 chance Toufan Express and was always holding the runner-up after moving to the front, prevailing by a length and a quarter. Toufan Express defied his veteran status as he shot to a popular victory in the Neptune Claiming Race in the unique once-a-year fixture on the beach at Laytown.center_img McGuinness said: “He’s been a super horse for us down the years. He had a lot of leg trouble and he’s been to the beach a lot as it helps him. We thought he was finished last year, but he just seems to come back. My kids ride him out at home. Laytown is local for me. We often take our horses to the beach at home. They love it, it’s great for their legs.” Nina Carberry rode her first winner since breaking her collarbone in June as she was at her strongest in getting USA (11-8 favourite) home in the Hibernia Steel (QR) Race. Stephen Mahon’s charge led around half a furlong out after collaring Wild China, and Carberry was in no mood to be denied in holding Moonbi Creek by a neck in a driving finish. Carberry had broken her collarbone when unshipped from Kilapsy on the way to the start for the bumper at Gowran on June 23. She said: “It’s great to have the ride, Tom (Quinn, owner) is a family friend. I misinterpreted the last furlong, it was a bit longer than I thought, but we got there in the end and it’s good to get a winner back.” Saratoga Baby has been in good form this year and picked up a third success in the Marquees Nationwide (QR) Handicap. Peter Fahey’s 11-4 joint-favourite, ridden by rising star Jane Mangan, collared the sweet-travelling Oor Jock inside the final quarter-mile and was driven two and three-quarter lengths clear. Dual Laytown winner Richelieu made a valiant attempt to make it three in the O’Neills Sports Handicap, but came up three-quarters of a length short behind Tom McCourt’s Bangalore Diamond (7-2 favourite) under Colin Keane. Captain May (3-1 favourite) went one place better than last year to capture the Gilna’s Cottage Inn Maiden. Owned by former amateur rider Aileen Sloane-Lee and trained by her husband Andrew, the Captain Rio gelding made all to see off That’s Plenty by a length and a half. Lambourn trainer George Baker sent Dana’s Present for the Tote Mobile Betting Handicap and he was sent off the 7-2 favourite, but could only finish sixth as the six-furlong prize went the way of the Damian English-trained Enigma Code. A multiple winner at Dundalk, Ian McCarthy’s mount kept on well to beat Ucanchoose by half a length after a protracted duel. English said of his 11-1 winner: “He’s as tough as nails. He ran very well at the Curragh (on Sunday), but it was a no sticks apprentice race and he’s the type that just needs a slap. I put Ian on him as he’s a strong rider and I didn’t want him carrying a lot of lead. He comes down here every day for a splash in the water – we’re only 15 minutes from here.” last_img read more

Dragons punished by Leinster

Leinster were made to work hard for their eighth straight win over Newport Gwent Dragons with replacement Darren Hudson sealing a bonus point in a 31-19 win at the RDS. Press Association Hudson claimed the bonus-point try late on away to Zebre last Sunday and he repeated the trick as Matt O’Connor’s men moved to the top of the RaboDirect PRO12. Two tries in quick succession from Ashley Smith and Richie Rees had helped the Dragons move into a 16-10 lead approaching the hour mark. However, the penalty count caught up with the Welsh region as they lost Nathan Buck and Jevon Groves to the sin-bin in each half and their new Argentinian prop Francisco Chaparro saw red for a dangerous 80th minute dump tackle on Isaac Boss. Leinster notched all four of their tries while the visitors were down to 14 men. They led 10-3 at half-time with man-of-the-match Jack McGrath returning from international duty to score his third try in ten league games this season. Their scrum then turned the screw with two penalty tries while Groves was off the pitch, and Hudson was sent over in the right corner after Chaparro’s dismissal. The Dragons had to absorb the early pressure as Leinster turned down a kickable penalty, before Jason Tovey cleared the danger with a thumping kick downfield. The penalties were beginning to stack up against the visitors – they leaked six in the opening 15 minutes – and a Rhys Thomas ruck offence allowed Ian Madigan to open the scoring. Loose handling of the greasy ball and a messy scrum made for a listless first quarter, the game lulling along without either try-line being threatened. However, a good spate of carrying – with captain Rob Sidoli and Nic Cudd making the hard yards – got the Dragons into scoring range and Tovey rewarded his pack with a well-struck drop goal. Leinster struggled to build momentum as the turnovers and individual errors continued, but the sin-binning of Dragons prop Buck, who coughed up his fourth penalty when coming in at the side of a ruck, offered them a chink of light. The men of Gwent also had to cope with Netani Talei’s injury-enforced withdrawal and their resolute defence eventually gave way just before half-time. Recent Six Nations debutant McGrath barged through a tackle from Sidoli and carried two more defenders over the try-line as Leinster ended the half with a seven-point lead. But the doughty Dragons profited from two quick turnovers to produce a terrific turnaround early in the second period. Just when Leinster looked set to score, centre Smith’s vital tackle on Brendan Macken inspired a break downfield and although Fergus McFadden retrieved the situation, a further poach saw Matthew Pewtner hauled down short before he passed for Smith to finish in the right corner. Tovey was unable to convert and he also sent the conversion of Rees’ 48th-minute try wide, the scrum half dummying and scurrying through after the ball had gone loose from a midfield Leinster ruck. It was helter-skelter stuff and Leinster were looking shaky as Tovey knocked over his first penalty of the night. But Leinster’s set piece strength got them back on track. Groves was yellow carded for collapsing a promising lineout maul and a subsequent set of close range scrums earned the Irish province their first penalty try. The Dragons pack could not cope and leaked another penalty try in the 67th minute before Groves’ return. Madigan converted both for a 24-16 advantage. The visitors were not finished, Groves setting up a second penalty success for Tovey and a very competitive final 10 minutes. They kept out Leinster’s attempts to grind out a fourth try until a moment of madness from PRO12 debutant Chaparro, who lifted and drove Boss into the ground, saw them end the game shorthanded. The home side piled on the pressure through their forwards, being held up just in front of the posts before Madigan’s bouncing pass released Hudson for the bonus point score and the former added the conversion. read more

Pulis proud of Palace achievements

first_imgTony Pulis refused to lift the lid on his Crystal Palace exit but insisted he will never do a better job elsewhere. The West Brom head coach returns to Selhurst Park for the first time since leaving on the eve of the season when he takes the Baggies there on Saturday. Pulis won Manager of the Year by guiding Palace to 11th last year, after taking over when they were second bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just seven points from 12 games. Press Association However, he quit 48 hours before the start of the campaign and remained tight-lipped over the reasons for his departure. “I had a great 10 months there and it’s none of your business,” he said when asked why he left. “If you want to talk about negative things I’m not here to do that. “Whatever happens between me and another individual, happens between me and him. I’m not going to talk behind people’s backs. “I think Stoke will always sit with me as the main job because of the time I spent there but as a short-term position I don’t think I’d ever better what went on at Palace. “I don’t want to talk about what went on and what didn’t go on, what matters was them staying in the Premier League. It’s a good club and has unbelievable potential. To finish 11th was absolutely fabulous and something everyone at the club could be proud of. “We spent just under £3million and brought in Scott Dann, Joe Ledley and Tom Ince and they were important signings.” Palace boss Alan Pardew has won 10 of his 15 games since replacing Neil Warnock in January and the Eagles thumped Sunderland 4-1 last week. Glenn Murray has scored six goals in his last six games after spending the first half of the season on loan at Reading – where Pulis insisted he would never have sent him. He said: “Murray has ended up scoring a lot of goals this season which is brilliant. I ended up being there when he just came back (from a serious knee injury). “The lucky thing for Glenn is I wouldn’t have loaned him out to Reading but I think the five or six months at Reading got him fit and got him to where he is now. “I was surprised Palace didn’t get off to a good start. They have spent almost £30million so I’ve just been told, so is it any surprise they are doing as well now? No, not at all. That group of players left behind are still there and both managers (Warnock and Pardew) have added to it.” Pulis could be without Brown Ideye, who is struggling with a knee injury – but Callum McManaman is fully fit following a foot problem after being an unused substitute in the 3-2 loss to Leicester last week. It condemned the Baggies to back-to- back defeats after losing 4-1 to QPR and they now face four of the top five – including leaders Chelsea – in their final six games. They are seven points clear of the drop zone and Pulis is keeping a cool head. “Everyone is jumping around because we lost to QPR and Leicester and everyone said it was going to be six points,” Pulis added. “The teams we have to play are top, top teams and we have to perform against them. “The points are there if we play well as a team. We’ve had great results against good teams and we have to get back to not making individual mistakes.” last_img read more

Dhoni to Make Retirement Call When Time Comes: Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgNEW DELHI:Speculations regarding the retirement of former India skipper M.S. Dhoni has been a point of discussion for every Indian ever since he decided to take a break from the game post the 2019 World Cup. India opener Shikhar Dhawan has now spoken on the issue and feels that Dhoni, who has taken so many important decisions in Indian cricket, should be the only person to decide as far his future is concerned.Dhawan, who made his debut under Dhoni, said Dhoni knows the strengths and weaknesses of each player and so, he will make the correct decision on his future.“Dhoni has been playing for so long, I feel he understands when he should retire. This should be his decision. He has taken very important decisions so far for India in his career and I’m sure he will make the call when the time comes,” Dhawan said on India TV’s show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’.“That’s the quality of a big leader. He knows the potential of every player, and knows to what extent a player should be backed. He knows how to make a champion out of a player. India’s success during his captaincy justifies this. His (Dhoni’s) control is his biggest quality,” Dhawan added.Dhawan also said that the members of the current Indian team, including skipper Virat Kohli, carries immense respect for the former India skipper.“Dhoni bhai has been quite successful as the captain of the side. We are all very grateful to him and we respect him a lot, and the same goes for Virat,” he said.Speaking on the relation between Kohli and Dhoni, Dhawan said the duo share a strong bond.“When Virat was young, he guided him immensely. Even when he became the captain, Dhoni bhai was always there to help him. This is the quality of a leader. It’s good to see that Virat is showing his gratitude to him now,” the left-hander said. IANS Also Read: M.S Dhoni Unavailable for Selection Until NovemberAlso Watch: Nagaon MP Pradyut Bordoloi holds press conference in Guwahati | The Sentinel News | Assam Newslast_img read more

Zenith Bank Next Gen Masters Attracts Marylove Edwards from the USA

first_imgThe girls’ event will feature Marylove Edwards, Omolayo Bamidele, Rebecca Ekpeyong, Omolade Aderemi, Favour Moses, Chidinma Ezeh, Iye Onoja and Oiza Yakubu. Toyosi Adeusi amd Jumai Mohammed will be alternates.The Zenith Next Generation Masters which is organized by the International Tennis Academy, debuted last year with Philip Abayomi and Oyin Quadri winning the boys’ and girls’ titles respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s tennis prodigy, Marylove Edwards who has been training at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the USA in preparation for a professional tennis career is expected in Nigeria weekend and would feature in the Zenith Bank next Generation Masters taking place at the National Stadium Surulere in Lagos from Monday June 10 to Saturday June 15.The tournament which is aimed at enabling the most talented players between the ages of 16 and 21 to upstage the seniors will feature the top eight boys and girls who will play in two round – robin groups. The two top performers in each group emerge for semifinals.The players confirmed for the boys are: Musa Mohammed, Philip Abayomi, Godgift Timibra, Michael Osewa, Sanni Musa and Tochukwu Ezeh. Michael Ayoola, Mathew Abamu and Wilson Igbinovia will have to participate in a playoff to fill the last two spots.last_img read more