Twice the options for new owner in Bellmere

first_imgThe home at 18 Michelle St, Bellmere.A PART from the extra garage door, 18 Michelle Street, Bellmere, looks like any other home.It was, however, the inside story that led to the property achieving an impressive price of $625,000 on August 2.The lowset home’s dual living and excellent renovation were key factors, according to Coronis Burpengary sales consultant Donna Wilde.“It was an excellent standard it had been renovated to. It had beautiful wooden floors, perfect stainless steel appliances — everything looked brand new,” Ms Wilde said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The home at 18 Michelle Street, Bellmere.The home included three-bedroom and one-bedroom accommodation areas, each with their own kitchen, bathroom and living spaces.Ms Wilde said the flexible layout appealed to the eventual buyer.“She has a friend who she has been sharing the mortgage with previously, so she’s going to live in one side and he’s going to live in the other,” she said.Ms Wilde said the broader market had been strong of late. “We don’t have a lot of property on the market at the moment. It’s definitely a sellers’ market at the moment,” she said.last_img read more

Breathtaking Joseph Banks Close home at Kewarra Beach a jewel

first_img28A Joseph Banks Cl, Kewarra Beach.ROSLYN Bourguignon swore she would never move again after purchasing her breathtaking Joseph Banks Close home at Kewarra Beach.The mum of two bought the four-bedroom, three-bathroom property the day she walked into it.“I signed a contract within an hour. I didn’t even negotiate on price, I was so in love with it. “When I bought it I said I was never moving again,” Ms Bourguignon said. Unable to “find anything that compares”, she has resigned herself to building a new home after life changes dictated Ms Bourguignon had to downsize.“I looked for 18 months before I bought this place. The best part of the house is the kitchen and the area off family room. It just works – you can be talking with the kids and there is a beautiful view out to the pool,” she said.“The upstairs bathroom is also amazing. You can lie there in the bath and look out the mountains.“The outdoor area has also been well used. There is a big built-in sink and cupboards underneath. It is beautiful to sit out there, and the breeze that comes through the property is great on a hot summer night. We have had a couple of big parties – you can fit a lot of people out there.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoA row of fruit trees, including macadamia, banana, passion fruit, lime and lemon trees, remove any doubt about the tropical location and the original owners named the homeKalimpahan, which means “abundance”.With the home just five years old, selling agents Carol Thomas and Shira David Stern from Elite Real Estate Services want to talk to anyone bringing offers of more than $1.2 million.“This home is brilliantly designed and finished with specially imported features for house and fully landscaped half-acre gardens. “The layout of this property means that it can be used as a five or six-bedroom home,” Ms Thomas said. “It has everything on a modern family’s wish list – a children’s wing with large rumpus, study area or gaming room, with cabinetry designed to hide away mess in an instant. A separate media room is soundproofed, with built-in surround sound and ceiling speakers. There is also a purpose-built hidden office space with bi-fold doors to hide away in an instant.” The main bedroom occupies the entire upper floor and includes an ensuite and a large walk-in wardrobe with a floor-to-ceiling mirror, custom-built cabinetry including drawers, cupboards, shelving and an IT charge port. Caesarstone benchtops and a butler’s pantry, leading to additional under-stair storage room which can serve as a cyclone shelter or wine room, complete the kitchen.The 12m pool sits beside a custom designed alfresco kitchen with huge island granite bench.last_img read more

School zones: How to live near Brisbane’s best schools for less

first_imgGraceville $897,500 Graceville $421,500Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 118 White St, Graceville More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars$750,000+ This family home at 6 Peatmoss St, Sunnybank Hills, is in the Sunnybank Hills State School catchment and good value at offers over $798,000.8. CHAPEL HILL STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENT Chapel Hill $830,000 N/A This five-bedroom home at 16 Orpheus St, Robertson, is in the Robertson State School catchment and available for between $890,000 and $980,000.TOP RANKED PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN QLD IN 2018 This house at 97 Zetland St, Upper Mount Gravatt, is in the Mansfield State High School catchment and is going to auction.“Simply because of the reputation of the school and the high OP achievements of the students there,” Mr Langanis said.“As a result, more money’s coming into the suburb.“It’s becoming more affluent, and homes and streetscapes are changing for the better.” MORE: Buyers pay more for school zones When it comes to the top-ranked primary schools, Sunnybank has the MacGregor State School zone’s cheapest houses at $670,000, while buyers gunning for a spot in Rainworth State School should look in Toowong, which has the zone’s cheapest houses and units at $814,000 and $437,500, respectively. A five-bedroom, two-bathroom family home in the Rainworth State School catchment is currently being advertised as “unbelievable value” at 40 Horrocks St, Toowong. This house at 97 Zetland St, Upper Mount Gravatt, is in the Mansfield State High School catchment and is going to auction.3. INDOOROOPILLY STATE HIGH SCHOOL CATCHMENT The catchment map for the proposed Inner City South State Secondary College. Source: Queensland Government website.The cheapest suburb for houses in the catchment will then be Highgate Hill at $885,000, and for units, South Brisbane at $495,000.Luke O’Kelly of Ray White – West End said more parents of school-aged children were choosing to buy into areas zoned for some of the city’s best public schools, rather than pay the same in private school fees.Mr O’Kelly said buyers were willing to pay up to $100,000, or around 10 per cent more, for a property in the Brisbane State High School catchment.The proposed catchment map for Inner City South State Secondary College reveals Greenslopes will have the zone’s most affordable houses at $755,000, while the catchment’s cheapest units will be found in the same suburb for $384,000. This four-bedroom house at 109 Crewe St, Mount Gravatt East, is in the Cavendish Road State High School catchment and a good buy at offers in the low $700,000s.Mr Papas said it was possible to buy a home for a bargain in a good school catchment “if you do your research”, but it was easier to sell one.“A lot of these houses don’t stay on the market long,” Mr Papas said.“Cavendish Road is a great school and they’re strict about being in the catchment.“It’s a good priced house, well maintained, in a good area, close to Logan Road, close to public transport.”Ocean and Chris Wemyss bought into the Cavendish Road State High School catchment a few years ago with the aim of sending their sons, aged four and six, there.They have watched house prices go up since buying in to the area as a result of the demand for the school, and are always keeping an eye on other properties when they hit the market.“It’s gone up by huge amounts,” Mrs Wemyss said.“We are very happy we got in when we did.”TOP RANKED PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN BRISBANE IN 20181. RAINWORTH STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENTCheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median priceToowong $814,000 Toowong $437,500Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 40 Horrocks St, Toowong This three-bedroom house at 84 Waverley Rd, Taringa, is in the Indooroopilly State School catchment and is on the market for $750,000.7. SUNNYBANK HILLS STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENT This house at 203 Cornwall St, Greenslopes, is for sale in the proposed catchment for the new Inner City South State Secondary College.2. MANSFIELD STATE HIGH SCHOOL CATCHMENT Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price This three-bedroom unit at 4/110 Indooroopilly Rd, Taringa, is in the Indooroopilly State High School catchment and on the market for $600,000+.4. CAVENDISH ROAD STATE HIGH SCHOOL CATCHMENT Coopers Plains $575,000Robertson $374,250Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 16 Orpheus St, Robertson Chermside West, Chermside $595,000 Aspley $378,500Best bargain home on the market right now: 1 Rossett St, Chermside West This two-bedroom apartment at L47/35 Gotha St, Fortitude Valley is in the Kelvin Grove State College catchment and is a bargain at offers over $350,000.7. THE GAP STATE HIGH SCHOOL CATCHMENT Mount Gravatt East $650,000 Coorparoo $371,000Best bargain home on the market right now: 109 Crewe St, Mount Gravatt East 1. BRISBANE STATE HIGH SCHOOL CATCHMENT(Current catchment) Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price This five-bedroom house at 13 Stanaway Plc, Bellbowrie, is in the Kenmore State High School catchment and a bargain at offers over $639,000.9. STRETTON STATE COLLEGE CATCHMENT This four-bedroom house at 588 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove, is in the Ashgrove State School catchment and is currently on the market.4. IRONSIDE STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENTCheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median priceTaringa $865,000 Taringa $410,000Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 1/36 Ruskin St, Taringa Drewvale $620,000 Calamvale $375,000Best bargain home on the market right now: 15 Vanda Close, Drewvale The Gap $690,000 The Gap $485,000Best bargain home on the market right now: 8 Habana St, The Gap This five-bedroom house at 40 Horrocks St, Toowong, is for sale in the prized Rainworth State School catchment.2. MACGREGOR STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENTCheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median priceSunnybank $670,000 Robertson $374,250 Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 16 Becker St, Sunnybank This five-bedroom house at 16 Becker St, Sunnybank, is for sale in the MacGregor State School catchment.3. ASHGROVE STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENTCheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median priceThe Gap $696,000 Ashgrove $423,500Best bargain home on the market right now: 588 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove Herston $790,000 Fortitude Valley $375,000Best bargain home on the market right now: L47/35 Gotha St, Fortitude Valley 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 carsOffers over $639,000 Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 9 Cabramurra St, Chapel Hill 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 carsFor Sale 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 5 cars$890,000 – $980,000 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 carsFor Sale The state government released new school catchment maps last year, with big changes made to the zone for Queensland’s top ranked public high school — Brisbane State High, where more than half of all students received OP1s last year.Figures show the cheapest suburb within the current Brisbane State High School catchment is Woolloongabba, with a median house price of $817,000 and an average unit price of $391,750.But that will change with rezoning to make way for what will be Brisbane’s newest high school, Inner City South State Secondary College, in 2021. Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price Toowong $814,000 Taringa $410,000Best bargain home on the market right now: 4/110 Indooroopilly Rd, Taringa 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 carsOwner keen to see offers Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price This four-bedroom house at 86 Gatton St, Mount Gravatt East, is in the Mount Gravatt State High School catchment.6. KELVIN GROVE STATE COLLEGE CATCHMENT Woolloongabba $817,000 Woolloongabba $391,750 (Proposed new catchment) Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price This three-bedroom unit at 8/3 Heaslop St, Woolloongabba, is for sale in the prized Brisbane State High School catchment.Best bargain home in the proposed new catchment on the market right now: 203 Cornwall St, Greenslopes Mansfield $680,000 Wishart $400,000Best bargain home on the market right now: 97 Zetland St, Upper Mount Gravatt 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 4 carsAuction 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 carsOffers over $575,000 Highgate Hill $885,000 South Brisbane $495,000Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 8/3 Heaslop St, Woolloongabba This five-bedroom house at 40 Horrocks St, Toowong, is for sale in the prized Rainworth State School catchment.The cheapest houses in the Ashgrove State School zone are in The Gap at $696,000, while the most affordable units in the catchment can be found in Ashgrove at $423,500. Jacob Pirrone of Pirrone Property is marketing a property at 588 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove, which is in the popular Ashgrove State School catchment.Mr Pirrone said the home’s asking price of mid $600,000s was competitive for the affluent suburb of Ashgrove.“I think that’s really good value for Ashgrove, considering what you’re getting,” Mr Pirrone said.Jimmy Papas of Place – Coorparoo is marketing a four-bedroom house at 109 Crewe St, Mount Gravatt East, for offers in the low $700,000s and has been inundated with inquiries from families wanting to move in to the Cavendish Road State High School catchment. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 carFor Sale 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car$349,000 negotiable Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 carsOffers over $425,000 This five-bedroom house at 3 Amsterdam St, Wishart, is in the Wishart State School catchment and is for sale for all offers.6. INDOOROOPILLY STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENTCheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median priceToowong $814,000 Indooroopilly $429,000Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 84 Waverley Rd, Taringa Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price This house at 9 Cabramurra St, Chapel Hill, is in the Chapel Hill State School catchment and a good buy at $615,000.9. GRACEVILLE STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENT Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price This three-bedroom house at 8 Habana St, The Gap, is in The Gap State High School catchment and great value at offers over $639,000.8. KENMORE STATE HIGH SCHOOL CATCHMENT 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 2 carsOffers in the low $700,000s Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 carsOffers over $798,00 Mount Gravatt East $650,000 Upper Mount Gravatt $380,000Best bargain home on the market right now: 86 Gatton St, Mount Gravatt East Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car$750,000 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 carOffers over $350,000 Bellbowrie $542,000 N/ABest bargain home on the market right now: 13 Stanaway Plc, Bellbowrie Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars$615,000+ 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 carsOffers over $639,000 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 carsFor Sale Now This two-bedroom unit at 1/36 Ruskin St, Taringa, is in the prized Ironside State School catchment and is on sale for a negotiable $349,000.5. WISHART STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENTCheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median priceUpper Mount Gravatt $650,000 Upper Mount Gravatt $380,000Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 3 Amsterdam St, Wishart This house at 203 Cornwall St, Greenslopes, is for sale in the proposed catchment for the new Inner City South State Secondary College.Further south, the most affordable houses in the sought-after Mansfield State High School zone are found in Mansfield, with a median of $680,000, while the catchment’s cheapest units are in Wishart at $400,000.Tony Langanis of Ray White Mt Gravatt said about 70 per cent of people looking to buy in the 4122 postcode were doing so to get into the Mansfield State High catchment.He said some families were willing to pay an extra $50,000 to $80,000 to secure a property in the zone. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 carsSubmit offers! Motivated seller! 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars$600,000+ This four-bedroom house at 109 Crewe St, Mount Gravatt East, is in the Cavendish Road State High School catchment and a good buy at offers in the low $700,000s.5. MOUNT GRAVATT STATE HIGH SCHOOL CATCHMENT Cheapest suburb for houses Median price Cheapest suburb for units Median price This three-bedroom house at 118 White St, Graceville, is in the sought-after Graceville State School catchment and a good buy at $750,000+.10. ROBERTSON STATE SCHOOL CATCHMENT This house at 15 Vanda Close, Drewvale, is in the Stretton State College catchment and is a bargain at offers over $425,000.10. CRAIGSLEA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CATCHMENT Sunnybank Hills $670,000 Sunnybank Hills $398,000Best bargain home in the catchment on the market right now: 6 Peatmoss St, Sunnybank Hills Families are looking to buy property in particular school catchment zones. Ocean and Chris Wemyss and their children, Clay (6) and Tanner (4), inspecting a home in Mount Gravatt East. Picture: AAP/David Clark.THE battle to buy a home near one of Brisbane’s most popular public schools just got easier, with research revealing the cheapest suburbs in the city’s top ranked catchments. The Courier-Mail has analysed CoreLogic’s median house and unit prices of suburbs which have a portion of their homes in some of our most sought-after school zones to show you the most affordable ways to buy into them.Families are forking out tens of thousands of dollars more for homes in Brisbane’s prized public school catchments rather than pay the equivalent in private school fees — but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you do the research. RELATED: Childless buyers line up for sought-after school zones 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 carsOffers over $559,000 This four-bedroom house at 1 Rossett St, Chermside West, is in the Craigslea State High School catchment and a bargain at offers over $559,000.(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

Eni ramping up production at Egypt’s giant Zohr gas field

first_imgItalian energy giant Eni has brought up the second production unit (T-1) at its Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt.This will increase installed capacity by 400 MMScfd, just 4 months after the field’s start-up, Eni said on Thursday.Zohr now has a capacity of 800 MMscfd, equivalent to 150,000 boe per day.The production ramp-up is planned to continue in order to reach 1.2 bcfd in May 2018, 2 bcfd by end 2018 and the production plateau (2.7 bcfd) in 2019, according to Eni,The Zohr field, the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea, is located within the Shorouk Block, some 190 km north of Port Said.Zohr was discovered in August 2015, obtained the development lease approval in February 2016, and started the production in December 2017 with a time-to-market of 2.3 years.“The latest achievement reinforces the exceptional development path of Zohr, one of Eni’s seven record-breaking projects, which is playing a fundamental role in supporting Egypt’s wish to cease LNG imports in 2018,” Eni said in its statement.Eni holds a 60% stake in the Shorouk Block, Rosneft 30% and BP 10%. In March 2018, Eni agreed to sell a 10% stake in the concession to Mubadala Petroleum.The project is executed by Petrobel, the operating company jointly held by Eni and the state corporation Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), on behalf of Petroshorouk, jointly held by contractor (Eni and its partners) and the state company Egyptian Natural Gas holding Company (EGAS).last_img read more

Kane eager for more goals

first_img Kane made no mistake from the resulting penalty, sending Foster the wrong way with a confidently-struck spot-kick. Kane told Spurs TV: “We wanted to have a fast start and get ahead in the game. We did with two quick goals. “In the second half we said we had to remember what happened away at Sheffield United. We had to keep playing and try to get the third. We managed to do that and then it was quite comfortable for us.” Kane’s form has led to speculation that Spurs could rip up the contract he signed just five months ago to replace it with an improved one. The England Under-21 international is also tipped to earn full international recognition in the near future. He actually remains eligible for the Republic of Ireland, through his Galway-born father, but mention of that subject drew a nonplussed response from Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino in his post-match press conference. Indeed, Kane has even ruled out that possibility when asked previously but, for now, is just focusing on next week’s derby against Arsenal. He said: “The big one at White Hart Lane next Saturday – everyone is looking forward to it. It’s probably the biggest game of the season for us. We’re really looking forward to it and hopefully we can get a win.” West Brom boss Pulis felt the game underlined the size of the task facing him at the club. The result left the Baggies just three points above the bottom three and although most would expect a manager of Pulis’ reputation to ease the situation, he is taking nothing for granted. He said: “I don’t think I have come into a club where they think that everything is rosy and it is just going to move along. I think they know, supporters and everybody, that it is going to be a tough battle.” West Brom were the better side in the spell between Spurs’ second and third goals but Pulis questioned whether his own focus on transfers had detracted from the overall performance. Pulis last week signed Callum McManaman from Wigan and wants to make further additions before Monday’s transfer deadline. He said: “I have to take some responsibility. We have been working really hard behind the scenes to bring some players in. “I have to look at myself and say have I given it as much as I could have done or have there been other things that have pulled me away from what is the most important thing, preparing players for a game. “It has been a long week and that hasn’t stopped. I expect the next two days to be as long. We need to fill one or two areas.” Press Association The hotly-rated 21-year-old took his tally for his increasingly impressive campaign to 20 with a double in Saturday’s 3-0 Barclays Premier League win at West Brom. It ended a run of four games without a goal and Kane is looking for plenty more as Spurs press on in three competitions. Kane said: “I am really pleased. Twenty goals was my next target after I got 10 and I am happy to be there. “I was on 18 for what felt like ages but I am very happy. Hopefully I can push on and get some more now. “There is still a long way to go and I am really enjoying it at the minute. Hopefully I can continue.” Spurs went to The Hawthorns in high spirits after securing their place in the Capital One Cup final at Sheffield United in midweek and it showed as they raced into a 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes. Christian Eriksen opened the scoring with a trademark free-kick after six minutes and Kane gave goalkeeper Ben Foster no chance as he cut inside from a Mousa Dembele pass and blasted home. West Brom, previously unbeaten under new head coach Tony Pulis, then started to play and Spurs were indebted to a fine performance from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The Frenchman produced superb saves to deny James Morrison and Claudio Yacob while Craig Dawson also headed against the bar in an impressive spell for the hosts. Spurs, who remain firmly in the chase for a top-four place, needed to kill off the game and the chance came in the 66th minute after Joleon Lescott failed to get his arm out of the way of a Kyle Walker cross. Harry Kane has no intention of easing up as he continues to plunder the goals for Tottenham.last_img read more

Ronda Rousey knocked out in 48 seconds at UFC 207

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Ronda Rousey was once again pummeled by a striker and lost her second consecutive bout.The former women’s bantamweight champion was completely outclassed in the striking game by Amanda Nunes, who stopped Rousey at 48 seconds of the first round to retain her women’s bantamweight championship in the main event of UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena.Nunes landed a big right just seconds into the fight that clearly hurt Rousey, who was fighting for the first time since a stunning defeat at the hands of Holly Holm on Nov. 14, 2015.Rousey tried to throw punches with Nunes, but she had nothing to offer. Nunes was blistering her with combinations, hitting her with virtually everything she threw.“This is amazing,” Nunes said in exultation.Nunes landed 23 of 35 strikes she threw, all of which were powerful shots. She backed Rousey up from the very first seconds of the bout and simply overwhelmed her.“She thinks she’s a boxer,” Nunes said of Rousey. “He [Edmond Tarverdyan] put that in her head and he has her believing that. I don’t know why he did that. She has great judo. She could go further in this division, but he put some crazy thing about boxing [in her head] and then her career started going down. I’m the real striker here.”The loss leaves Rousey’s future in serious question. Her return attracted a standing-room-only crowd of more than 19,000 and pay-per-view sales are expected to exceed 1 million.She was guaranteed $3 million to show, and will make millions more than that.But Rousey, who had a media blackout and didn’t speak much at all in the fight’s buildup, may no longer fight. She had frequently said that she would judge when to quit by the damage she has taken.Her judo made her the sport’s biggest sensation and one of the top stars, as she was able to win her first 12 fights primarily with a seemingly unstoppable arm bar.Rousey hit hard, but her striking defense was never great and so she had problems when facing elite strikers like Nunes and Holm.If the loss prompts Rousey to retire, as expected, it will be the end of an incredible run. UFC president Dana White had famously said he would never allow women to fight in the UFC, but after seeing Rousey, he changed his mind.She sold out arenas all over the world and sold pay-per-views at an astonishingly high rate.She won her first six UFC fights and it looked like no one could compete with her.But Holm, a former world boxing champion, showed the blueprint last year at UFC 193. Holm moved smartly and countered Rousey before ending the fight with a kick to the head.On Friday, it wasn’t so subtle. Nunes was eager to trade with Rousey, whose head never moved off the center line as she was getting blasted by hard shots.Nunes was in the middle of a multi-punch combination when referee Herb Dean stepped in to save Rousey from further punishment.last_img read more

The Latest: Japan’s Olympics minister reaffirms no delay

first_img___President Donald Trump says he’s temporarily halting his trademark rallies as his campaign bows to the coronavirus outbreak that is rapidly reshaping the political landscape. The rallies have long been Trump’s most potent political weapon. They energize the candidate and give him a powerful platform from which to attack his adversaries while his team collects a treasure trove of voter data. But the spread of the virus which has closed schools and shuttered professional sports leagues has also touched the 2020 presidential campaign. Leading Democratic contenders Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders canceled their scheduled rallies earlier this week. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau thanked those who’ve reached out to her and said she would “be back on my feet soon.”Her statement also said her quarantine at home would be nothing compared to those facing more serious health concerns.Canada has had more than 110 cases of infection with the new virus, with one death from COVID-19, the illness it causes.___The United Nations says a diplomat from the Philippines has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It’s the first case reported among diplomats and staff at the organization’s headquarters in New York. Associated Press Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for the new coronavirus.Trudeau’s office said Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is felling well and will remain in isolation. She had just returned from a trip from London.“The Prime Minister is in good health with no symptoms” and will plan to be in isolation for 14 days, the statement said. “Also on the advice of doctors, he will not be tested at this stage since he has no symptoms. For the same reason, doctors say there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him recently.” His office said he will resume his duties on Friday. The decision was made hours after Utah’s governor recommended limiting group gatherings in the state to no more than 100 people for at least two weeks. The Utah-based faith sent a letter Thursday to members informing them of a decision that also calls on a temporary suspension of all church activities until further notice. The move comes a day after the faith announced it would hold a major conference in early April without attendees. It is first time since a 1957 flu epidemic that the religion has taken the step of barring church members from attending in person.___ That includes church services and sporting events and other activities. The state’s number of identified cases has grown from eight to 15, with no deaths.West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice suspended high school basketball tournaments due to concerns over the new coronavirus just hours before he was supposed to coach his girls team in a game. West Virginia is among the few U.S. states without a confirmed virus case.___Iran’s foreign minister is demanding that the United States immediately halt what he called a “campaign of economic terrorism” and lift sanctions. The sanctions have made it virtually impossible for Iran to import medicine and medical equipment, including to identify and treat coronavirus patients.Mohammad Javad Zarif says U.S. sanctions have also made it increasingly difficult for the country to export oil and stranded thousands of Iranians abroad. Dujarric said the diplomat did not have contact with U.N. staff and the medical service is reaching out to the two delegates the Filipino met.He did not announce any additional measures. The U.N. complex is closed to the general public and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked some staff to work from home and canceled all informal meetings in the building from March 16 until the end of April.___China has reported another record low of just eight new cases of coronavirus infection.It also reported seven deaths in its Friday update, raising its totals to 80,813 cases and 3,176 deaths from COVID-19. It is closing after reviewing guidelines by California Gov. Gavin Newsom that limit gatherings of more than 250 people. Newsom had said earlier Thursday that the guidance did not yet apply to amusement parks. ___A top federal health official says the U.S. effort to test for the coronavirus is “a failing.” Public health experts warn that the nation’s hobbled testing rollout has left them with little indication of how the virus is spreading. Charles Boyle, Brown’s spokesman, said the state was told much of the equipment is past its expiration date.Federal officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Late last month Pence told reporters the U.S. had more than 40 million masks available and would produce 35 million more per month.___State officials are reporting the first COVID-19 death, a man in his 70s who lived in a nursing home in the Kansas City, Kansas, area.State Secretary of Health and Environment Lee Norman said Thursday that the man died Wednesday at a hospital after he was admitted with heart problems. More than 64,000 people have been released from hospital and 13,526 remain in treatment.Another 33 suspected cases were reported on Friday and another 1,318 had been released from hospital over the past 24 hours, almost all of them in the hardest-hit province of Wuhan.___North Korea says it has released 70 more foreigners from quarantine it imposed to guard against a new coronavirus.The Korean Central News Agency said Friday the group released had displayed no symptoms. He said he did not know how the man was infected. Gov. Laura Kelly declared a state of emergency so that the state can better free up resources. She said the state will ban large gatherings at the Statehouse and limit visitors to only people who have business before the Legislature.___The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all of its worship services globally because of the spread of the new coronavirus. ___Oregon officials say they will be getting just a fraction of the personal protective equipment sought from the U.S. government for front-line medical workers treating COVID-19 patients.Nik Blosser, Gov. Kate Brown’s chief of staff, told The Associated Press the federal response was “staggeringly inadequate.”Brown wrote to Vice President Mike Pence on March 3, saying Oregon needed 400,000 N-95 respirator masks and the same number of gowns and gloves and disposable protective suits, plus up to 100 ventilators in case the coronavirus spread more widely in the state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised the governor’s office that Oregon will be receiving only 36,600 N-95 respirator masks, 87,000 surgical masks, 16,700 face shields, 13,700 surgical gowns and 48,500 gloves. No ventilators were listed. ___The coronavirus is bringing the entertainment world almost to a standstill. Upcoming movies have been canceled, and all Broadway performances suspended. TV networks have eliminated live audiences from shows until it’s safe to welcome crowds back. To curb the spread of the disease, Hollywood has paused the normal hum of TV productions and the bustle of red-carpet movie premieres. After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings of more than 500 people, Broadway theaters announced that they would close immediately and remain dark through April 12. The Latest: Japan’s Olympics minister reaffirms no delay The team includes Chinese ICU specialists, pediatricians and nurses who helped manage the crisis in China.Italian officials say they are eager to learn from the Chinese experience, particularly clinical data and experimental drug regimens. With 15,113 positive cases Thursday and 1,016 dead, Italy’s fatality rate is running at 6.7%, far higher than other countries. Italy has the second oldest population in the world after Japan.___A Chinese government spokesman has suggested that the U.S. Army could be responsible for bringing the new coronavirus to China. March 12, 2020 Officials in Miami Beach have declared spring break is over as they suspended permits for concerts and an LGBTQ festival.Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told reporters that venues are shutting down altogether or canceling events. The city will not issue permits for spring break concerts and the Miami Beach Gay Pride parade, scheduled for early April. Public beaches are still open.Gelber says that “to the extent that anyone can declare spring break is over, it is over this year.”Many people have canceled Florida flights and hotel reservations. Macron says “non-essential” treatment in hospital is also postponed.French General Director of Health Jérôme Salomon says there have been more than 2,800 confirmed cases of the virus in France and 61 deaths.___Spring training games came to a halt as Major League Baseball put the sport on pause because of the virus outbreak. A few exhibitions were being played in Florida when MLB made the announcement that there would be no more games by late in the afternoon. Lijian Zhao offered no explanation for his allegation in a late Thursday night tweet that read in part “It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe(s) us an explanation!”Wuhan is the Chinese city where the first cases of the disease were detected in December.China has taken offense at Trump administration officials blaming the outbreak on China.Worldwide, 126,000 people have been infected with the new coronavirus, 68,000 have recovered and 4,600 have died. ___ MLB also said opening day had been postponed for at least two weeks. The St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins were in the late innings when the word came. Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter summed it up this way, saying: “”It felt like the most meaningless baseball game in the history of the sport.”___A Chinese medical team and surplus ventilators, protective masks and other equipment are heading to Italy in a remarkable exchange of medical knowhow and material from the source of the coronavirus outbreak to its current epicenter.The Italian Red Cross says a plane bringing a nine-person Chinese team of experts and nine cargo pallets of medical equipment would land late Thursday in Rome. ___Portugal’s government has ordered that all the country’s public and private schools and universities remain closed from next Monday for almost a month to help stem the spread of the new coronavirus.The measure announced late Thursday affects about 2 million students.Prime Minister Antonio Costa said in a televised address to the nation that the government will offer financial assistance to working parents who have to stay at home with their children. Businesses will get tax breaks.Authorities will also shut night clubs and limit how many people can enter government buildings, shopping malls and restaurants. Costa said people are “in a fight for survival” against the COVID-19 virus. Portugal has reported 78 cases but no deaths.___Maryland officials say the state closing all public schools for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak. State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon said schools will be closed from Monday until March 27.And on North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper has urged that meetings of more than 100 people to be cancelled, postponed or modified starting Friday. The Miami Herald newspaper reported that Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive Association of property and business owners says hotels are struggling and that some are laying off workers.___Belgium has announced new measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus, including closures of schools, cafes, restaurants and night clubs.Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes insisted late Thursday that the country is not on lock-down and appealed to people not to hoard food, saying doing so would disrupt the system and prevent others from eating “correctly.”She says social and cultural activities will be canceled regardless of their size. Supermarkets, pharmacies, and food stores will remain open. The measures start Friday and last until April 3. March break for students begins next week for many schools that will closed for two weeks.___The office of Sen. Lindsey Graham says he has decided to self-quarantine himself and work remotely because he was in Florida at an event attended by a top Brazilian government official who tested positive for the new coronavirus.A statement from Graham’s office Thursday says Graham was tested for the virus and is waiting for the result.The statement from Graham’s office says took the steps because of advice from his doctor. The lack of comprehensive figures means U.S. health providers could quickly be overwhelmed by undetected cases. The effort initially endured delays in getting testing kits out to public health labs, but the stumbles have continued. U.S. health officials, for example, promised nearly a month ago to tap into a national network of labs that monitor for flu. That system is only just getting started.___The Canadian province of Ontario has closed all publicly funded schools from March 14 to April 5 because of the pandemic.Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and a statement from the province says the decision was based on advice from Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. Follow AP coverage of the virus outbreak at and Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Alaska officials have confirmed the state’s first known cases of infection with the new coronavirus.The state’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zink, said the man is a foreigner and while they were still gathering details, they believed it was an isolated case of infection.Officials have been preparing for a case and urging Alaskans to take steps intended to slow or prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as avoiding large gatherings or crowded places. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has declared a public health disaster emergency in response to the virus, which he likened to a “slow-moving storm coming our way.” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday night that the Philippine mission had informed the U.N. Medical Services of the test result earlier in the day.Philippines Foreign Ministry spokesman Ed Menez confirmed that a female diplomat, who was previously just prescribed Tamiflu and sent home, was diagnosed with the new coronavirus. “We presume she was confined at a hospital once the diagnosis came in,” he said.“All personnel she had direct contact with are on self-quarantine to observe any symptoms,” Menez said.Dujarric said the last time the Filipino diplomat was at the U.N. headquarters complex was on March 9 for about 30 minutes at midday to meet two delegates from another mission. He said their meeting room “has gone through three cleaning cycles since then.” He says it has also led to what he called “Google’s immoral censoring” of a new government app designed to help Iranians identify potential symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.The virus has swept across Iran, with the death toll rising to 429 and confirmed cases to 10,075.___The National Rifle Association has announced the cancellation of its upcoming annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee because of the coronovirus outbreak.The NRA says in a statement Thursday that it made the decision “to help ensure the safety and well-being of our NRA members, guests, and surrounding community. The White House says U.S. President Trump has no plans to be tested for the new coronavirus or go into self-quarantine after attending the same events last weekend.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director tested positive days after traveling with Bolsonaro to the meeting with Trump and senior aides in Florida. Bolsonaro is also awaiting test results.___French President Emmanuel Macron has said that all of the country’s schools, kindergartens and universities will be closed until further notice starting Monday, in a strategy to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.Macron in a televised address Thursday called the outbreak the most serious health crisis for France in a century and that is priority is to protect the most vulnerable. He urged people over age 70 to stay home. The soccer calendar was becoming increasingly fragmented as the pandemic took its toll on leagues and cup competitions. The Spanish league was postponed for the next two round. Dutch soccer authorities canceled all matches until the end of the month. Major League Soccer in the United States was also shutting down for a 30-day period.___Disneyland has announced that it’s shutting down its California theme parks on Saturday over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The company said in a statement Thursday that Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will be closed through the end of the month though there have been no reported cases of the new virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus pandemic:___Japan’s Olympics minister has brushed off President Donald Trump’s suggestion the Tokyo Olympics be postponed. The gun-rights group in 1998 scaled back its convention from three days to one after the Columbine mass shooting. The annual meeting is used to rally the group’s faithful and to elect board members. The organization says it will announce later time how that will take place. ___The deepening virus outbreak has prompted the cancellation of Champions League soccer for the first time. The high-profile match between Manchester City and Real Madrid was postponed along with the Juventus game against Lyon. Both were scheduled for Tuesday. Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto told a news conference Friday that the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are “not considering cancellation or a postponement, absolutely not at all.”Trump’s suggestion was for Tokyo to consider postponing the Games by one year. Hashimoto said: “We are pursuing our preparations toward holding a safe and secure event on July 24.” She said the entire world is now fighting the virus and there will be positive effect. “We will do our utmost to achieve the event as planned,” Hashimoto said.___ North Korea has previously said about 380 foreigners were placed under confined medical surveillance. Last week, state media said 221 of them were freed.Earlier this week, 63 foreigners including some diplomats in North Korea were evacuated out of the country aboard a special North Korean flight. Their plane arrived in Vladivostok, Russia.It wasn’t immediately known if North Korea would arrange more flights to fly out the remaining foreigners.North Korea hasn’t reported a single case of the virus, but state media say the country has been taking high-profile quarantine measures.Expert say an epidemic in North Korea could be devastating due to its chronic lack of medical supplies.last_img read more

Football: Jonathan Taylor earns Big Ten Player of the Week after dominant performance

first_imgJonathan Taylor is back and he’s up to his old Jonathan Taylor antics. Taylor, who opened up the season as a hopeful for the Heisman trophy this season, was awarded his first title of the season.This morning the star sophomore running back was awarded the title of Big Ten Offensive player of the week. This comes after Taylor’s best performance as a Badger to date, in which he ran for 253 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s 45–14 win over New Mexico.Taylor, who was already a Heisman hopeful last season, is no stranger to the offensive player of the week status after receiving the title twice during his freshman season as a Badger in 2017. The title is well deserved after Taylor’s performance against New Mexico Sept. 8.Football: Jonathan Taylor’s record day gives UW 45–14 win over New MexicoWarming up took a few quarters in Madison Saturday, but Wisconsin found their second-half mojo, eventually thrashing New Mexico 45–14. Read…It is clear the Badger’s opponents have taken advantage of having months of offseason to watch tapes and prepare for Taylor’s antics, but he still found holes and broke through tackles to gain needed yards throughout the game.It must be noted that some credit should go to the Badgers offensive line for giving Taylor time to find a whole, but it is clear that Taylor does not stress out in situations where the hole takes a minute to appear. He has a patience and determination out on the field that allows him to take off down the field.For many plays on Saturday, once Taylor got started it took the New Mexico defense some time to stop him, which allowed for some huge runs. Many of his runs sparked an excitement in not only the team but the Badger fans that packed Camp Randall as well. Taylor remained focused on getting better in post-game interviews on Sept. 8, admitting that he still had lots to work on in the coming season.Football: Breaking down the Badgers’ strength of schedule problemA No. 4 AP preseason ranking comes with a lot of excitement, and with that high expectations. As it stands Read…“That was a good thing to have a career day. But at the same time, you have to look at the film and correct things,” Taylor said.If Taylor continues to set his sights on beating his best record, he should be well on his way to another phenomenal season with the Badgers. As the Badgers prepare to take on BYU at home on Sept. 15, Taylor knows what he has to work on, and it is expected that Camp Randall will be a madhouse once again as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, Taylor and the 2 –0 Badgers play their third home game of the season.last_img read more

Roy Keane has resigned as assistant manager at Aston Villa.

first_imgIn a statement, Keane says combining assistant roles with the Republic of Ireland and Villa had become too much for him.The Corkman says his situation wasn’t fair to either Villa or Ireland, so he has decided to step away from the Midlands club.Keane only assumed the role on July first, and Villa currently sit just two points above the Premier League dropzone having won just three times this season.last_img

Kearns happy with footballers performance

first_imgThe Premier County came from behind in injury time to earn a 1-8 to 0-11 draw against Westmeath in their latest Division 3 outing.Liam Kearns’ side are now third in the table after three games.The Tipp boss is pleased with how his players dealt with the conditions.last_img