first_imgSelling agent Ivo Kornel of Belle Property — New Farm said the home sold to a prominent name in the construction industry for $4.05 million. Mr Kornel said the buyer had been looking for something in Teneriffe for a year and a half, but could not find anything suitable until now.He said he planned to renovate the property and build his “dream house” for his family. This house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, was on the market for the first time in 53 years.The property on Teneriffe Hill had been in the same family for more than half a century. RELATED: New high for Brisbane house price This house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, has sold for the first time in 53 years.ONE of Teneriffe’s most historic homes has sold for the first time in 53 years for more than $4 million in cash, in another sign Brisbane’s prestige property market is on fire.But the new owner is going to need to fork out even more money to restore the grand house to its former glory. The kitchen in the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe.Teneriffe is Brisbane’s most expensive suburb, with a median house price of $1.67 million according to the latest Corelogic data. One of the five bedrooms in the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe.He said she had hosted an annual Christmas party for the Teneriffe Hill residents — a tradition that the new owner planned to continue in the future.“This is one of the great homes — and positions — of Brisbane,” he said.“It’s elevated, up on Teneriffe Hill, river views, northeast aspect, it has the only drive through driveway in all of Teneriffe/New Farm. “To get all of those things on over 1000 sqm is as rare as hens’ teeth.” MORE: Model, rapper return to Brisbanecenter_img Inside the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe house has five bedrooms and two bathrooms and sits on a huge 1065 sqm of prime real estate.Mr Kornel said the home’s previous owner, who was in her 70s, had raised her family there but it had become too big for her alone. Inside the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe. Mr Kornel said the circa 1908 home attracted 25 groups at its first open inspection, with a mix of families and young couples who were planning to have a family.Local developer Frank Licastro and his public relations executive fiancee, Kaitie Mulherin, were among the prospective buyers looking at the home.“You also have those buyers, who are caretakers you could say, who would buy something like that to say they once owned it and be part of the history of the house,” he said. A view of the side of the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe.last_img read more


first_imgBy Frank PingueTORONTO, (Reuters) – Canadian basketball fans did not wake up on Tuesday nursing hangovers from a championship celebration but rather with a mild sense of panic after the Toronto Raptors missed a chance to clinch a maiden NBA title.The Raptors, with an entire nation hanging on their every shot, had gone into Game Five with a 3-1 advantage and had led the defending champion Golden State Warriors by six points with under three minutes to play on Monday but came away empty-handed as their shooters went cold.“We didn’t play well enough. We didn’t execute enough down the stretch and that stings a little bit, but there’s a lot more basketball left to play,” said Raptors guard Fred VanVleet. “We came into this series expecting a long series and we put ourselves in a good position. Now it’s time to look at the film and see how we can get better.”Toronto still have two more chances to close out the best-of-seven series, which resumes tonight in Oakland, but if they come away empty-handed will most certainly be haunted by their closing stretch to Game Five for the rest of their lives. The Raptors trailed by 14 points at one point during the second half but impressively rallied back and led by six points with under three minutes to play to put the Warriors’ bid for a fourth title in five years in serious jeopardy.But Toronto combined for 1-for-6 shooting the rest of the way in a game that came down to the final possession where Kyle Lowry’s last-second shot came up short, after Warriors forward Draymond Green got a piece of the ball as it travelled through the air.“It felt great out of my hand,” Lowry said of his three-point shot attempt that had it gone in would have marked the first time a Canadian team have won an NBA championship. “He got a piece of it, that’s what great defenders do. He got a piece of it and we’ll continue to look at it and see how we can be better for the next game.”The Raptors will surely like their chances going forward as they have already won both games played on Golden State’s home court this series and are facing Warriors who, due to injury, are the thinnest during their dynastic run.Kevin Durant, the centrepiece of the Golden State’s potent offence, started Game Five after missing over a month with a strained right calf but went down suddenly in the second quarter with an Achilles injury. Despite the injury to Durant, who was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in each of the last two years, Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard is approaching Game Six with the same sense of urgency.“They’re dangerous,” said Leonard. “Obviously KD makes them a different team; they have been here before … I’m just focussing on our team and what we got to do next game.“But they played great tonight in the last three quarters after KD exited.”last_img read more


first_img“I saw him (Adebayor) on Wednesday and Friday but he is not at the hotel,” Saintfiet told the media on Friday. “I have no problem with any player. Already I do not know everyone yet so I cannot begin to know who is who and who does what. Since we assembled on Sunday, I’m happy to have those who are there.” Togo coach Tom Saintfiet has revealed his frustrations with some of his star players, including top striker and skipper Emmanuel Adebayor, ahead of the Sparrow Hawks’ opening 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia in Lome on Sunday June 14. “To me, discipline is very important in life. And that’s what I am already trying to impregnate in the team. Discipline is important both for the players, the staff, etc. Discipline is everything to me. All players must be proud to be selected and accept the rules. I want each player to know it’s special to be selected for his country,” Saintfiet remarked. The young Belgian gaffer is unimpressed by the seeming lack of discipline and commitment shown by the Tottenham star as well as the France-based duo of goalkeeper Kossi Agassa midfielder Floyd Ayite.center_img Togo are in Group A alongside Liberia, Tunisia and Djibouti.– “He is among the important players for the team but I cannot work with them when they are not in the squad. They should have the same discipline as others,” the former Namibia and Ethiopia coach added. Saintfiet was upset that the three players were yet to report in camp by Friday, despite his having sighted Adebayor in Lome.last_img read more


first_img– to be reviewed by Cabinet on July 31The Green Paper on the Natural Resources Fund (NRF), which will deal with the question of management of anticipated oil revenues starting in 2020, is anticipated to be laid in the National Assembly next month.The SWF/NRF Green Paper will be laid in the National Assembly next monthThis is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who told reporters on Friday that the Green Paper — a report on Government’s proposals — was presented to Cabinet to be reviewed. According to Jordan, a second review will be done when Cabinet next meets on July 31.“We will revise the paper in time for presentation to the last Parliament, which is on or before August 10, 2018,” he explained, adding that the draft legislation for the fund is with the Attorney General’s Chambers.“Once the AG’s Chambers (are) finished with that bill, it will get its review at Cabinet, and then we will put it out for consultations. We will take back whatever comments, and then we will revise the bill and make it ready for Parliament,” he explained, adding that the bill will be laid in the National Assembly by the year end.In referring to some of the announcements made in a press statement issued by Government through the Finance Ministry, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo recently said he still did not agree with the model being proposed for the Natural Resource Fund, which could cater for a representative from the Opposition.“We don’t want politicians — we ourselves — to manage this money. This fund has to be independently technically managed — not by politicians again and stored at the Central Bank. We have a problem with that model; it departs radically from best practices, like (obtains in) Norway and the other countries,” he added.Government has said that legislation in relation to the fund could be laid in Parliament before the end of the year, as indicated in Budget 2018. It said that the proposed legislation addresses two main issues: stability of the economy, and saving for future generations. Advice on this fund is being sought from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Commonwealth Secretariat.Jagdeo has also criticised the Government for peddling a political assessment of the oil and gas sector. “The real substantive matters are still not being addressed,” he said, while noting that Finance Minister Winston Jordan has been engaged in a lot of fluff talks with members of the public on this matter.last_img read more


first_imgThe All India Tennis Association (AITA) is contemplating some strong steps, including dropping Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, when the selectors meet here on Saturday to pick the Davis Cup team for the Asia/Oceania Zone Group I tie against New Zealand.This has been prompted by the Indian tennis contingent’s disappointing performance at the London Olympics.Bhupathi and Bopanna, who paired up against the selection committee’s original decision, lost to Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in the second round.AITA had warned the duo of disciplinary action for sticking to their stand.”The Olympic performance of the players will be taken into consideration,” a selector told MAIL TODAY on condition of anonymity.”We are also going to take into account the attitude of the players before finalising the team. The committee is aware that some strong decisions need to be taken,” he added.The selection row before the Olympics had turned ugly. Leander Paes had refused to partner Vishnu Vardhan while Bhupathi and Bopanna did not budge from their stand.Paes, finally, agreed to play with the rookie as India fielded its biggest tennis contingent at the Games.Paes and Vishnu gave a tough fight to second seeds Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga before bowing out.The positive from the Olympic campaign was however Vishnu, who showed guts in playing against some top players.”He was very impressive,” the selector said.Somdev Devvarman is expected to return after an eight-month injury lay-off to shoulder the responsibility in singles. Yuki Bhambri is likely to be the second singles player.If Bhupathi and Bopanna are kept out, Paes and Vardhan will do the doubles duty.India have come out on top in each of their last three meetings with New Zealand in 2002, 2003 and 2004, after losing the first three in the 1970s.India will meet New Zealand in Chandigarh from September 14 to 16.The winners will stay in Group I, while the losing team will have to deal with another play-off, against Chinese Taipei.advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgTop-ranked ODI fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah said the Indian quicks were looking to bowl “Test match lengths” on The Rose Bowl wicket against South Africa in their World Cup opener on Wednesday.Put into bowl on Wednesday, India produced a clinical performance and had South Africa on the ropes from the very beginning with Chahal leading the way after Jasprit Bumrah started the damage in the first powerplay.Jasprit Bumrah, also playing his first World Cup match, opened the floodgates with the wickets of openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock in 5.5 overs.”We wanted to bowl hard lengths with the new ball, Test match lengths and early wickets are always helpful for the team and we are happy we were able to do it,” Bumrah said at the innings break.South Africa finish their innings on 227/9 – Chris Morris top scoring with 42.Yuzvendra Chahal, on World Cup debut, took 4/51 for #TeamIndia!#SAvIND pic.twitter.com/aAq3gCIkjsCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 5, 2019″When there is seam movement you don’t need to try too much. Just bowl good hard lengths and wait for the batsman to make mistakes,” he said of the conditions.Asked about India’s opening match being so late into the tournament when all others teams have begun their campaign, Bumrah said: “We wanted to tick all boxes before our first match. Maybe the wicket has flattened out. Hopefully we will chase it down.”Yuzvendra Chahal then came into the attack in the 20th over and made an impact straightaway as he removed the well-set Rassie van der Dussen for 22 to break the 54-run partnership for the third wicket.advertisementInnings Break!A 4-wkt haul from Chahal as #TeamIndia restrict South Africa to a total of 227/9 after 50 overs.Updates – https://t.co/Ehv6d9cOXp #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/1zvqXKghsgBCCI (@BCCI) June 5, 2019Five balls later Chahal castled South Africa captain Faf du Plessis for 38 to put the opposition completely on the backfoot.Chahal then returned for his second spell in the 36th over and got rid of the well-set David Miller for 31 with a caught and bowled effort. Andile Phehlukwayo also got dismissed by Chahal for 34.The pressure that Chahal built early on in his first spell also helped his spin partner Kuldeep Yadav immensely as he picked up the wicket of JP Duminy for 3 to dent South Africa further.The Proteas innings never gained any momentum but they did manage to add some useful runs in the death overs thanks to Chris Morris’s quickfire 38 off 28. Morris added 50 useful runs with Kagiso Rabada for the 8th wicket to propel South Africa’s score to 208 for 7 in 50 overs.Also Read | India vs South Africa Live Score, ICC CWC 2019Also Read | India vs South Africa Innings Summary, World Cup 2019: Chahal, Bumrah shine on World Cup debutAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Expectations nothing new for us, says Virat Kohlilast_img read more


first_imgTORONTO — A former Toronto pastor found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his pregnant wife will face a sentencing hearing today.In February, a jury found Philip Grandine guilty in the death of his wife, who drowned in her bathtub in October 2011.Anna Karissa Grandine was 29 years old and 20 weeks pregnant when she died.Prosecutors alleged that Grandine drugged his wife with an anti-anxiety medication so she wouldn’t be as vigilant while he continued an affair with her friend.The Crown said he then failed to stop his wife from getting in a bath while sedated.Grandine had previously been tried for first-degree murder in his wife’s death and was found guilty of manslaughter, but the conviction was overturned on appeal.Ontario’s highest court found the trial judge made an error when answering a question from the jury in that case and ordered a new trial on the manslaughter charge.That meant prosecutors could no longer argue that Grandine meant to kill his wife.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgThe story features a hit-and-run case instead of a shooting partly because it provided a powerful image of a body lying in the snow for 12 hours, Sud said. “Turning on the television and seeing on the nightly news over and over and over this tragedy happening really spoke to me,” said Sud, who lives in Los Angeles. Facebook Toronto-born writer-producer Veena Sud, whose previous credits include the “The Killing,” says she came up with the idea for “Seven Seconds” after “turning on the television and seeing black men and young children being shot almost on a nightly basis.” “I’m still Canadian but it’s the first time I’ve been back in Toronto since then, so it’s special being back,” Sud said. “When I thought about police violence in black and brown communities, and the absolute helplessness or ignorance in the judicial system in dealing with it in a way that is right, it felt very fitting that the Statue of Liberty’s back was turned,” Sud said.“The other reason is people are now familiar that it’s happening all over America, not just in the South. I really wanted to tell a story about a microcosm of every American city, that police violence is not a southern problem but it’s an American problem.” Login/Register With: TORONTO — A new Netflix crime drama explores the racial tensions resulting from police misconduct in the U.S. — and it was created by a Canadian. “The amount of blood that’s left in the white snow, in a place that really exists in the States, which is right across the water from the Statue of Liberty, is clearly so symbolic of the American condition at this point in our history.” “Seven Seconds” has “one of the most diverse if not the most diverse writers’ room in the industry,” Sud said. “Their bodies were left in the street or in a playground for hours, in full public view, uncared for, unloved. Their families couldn’t go to them, almost like a testimony to their lives not mattering enough to give them a modicum of respect.” When conversation turned to how her Twitter handle says “Canadian-born,” Sud added with a laugh: “I definitely am not proud of being American right now.” Sud’s other upcoming projects include a dark family drama film starring Cas Anvar, Peter Sarsgaard and Joey King. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Veena Sud is shown in a handout photo. A new Netflix crime drama is tackling the issue of racial tensions resulting from police misconduct in the U.S. and it was created by a Canadian. Toronto-born writer-producer Sud, whose previous credits include the “The Killing,” says she came up with the idea for “Seven Seconds” after “turning on the television and seeing black men and young children being shot almost on a nightly basis.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-JoJo Whilden/Netflix MANDATORY CREDIT Sud set the series in Jersey City, where she used to live, feeling the view of the Statue of Liberty with its back turned to a diverse community to be ironic. Twitter “African-American, Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander, white — and the white writers are the minority — half women,” she added. Other cast members include Regina King and Russell Hornsby as the teen’s parents, and Clare-Hope Ashitey as the troubled assistant prosecutor. “We’re not doing it because someone is telling us to do it but doing it because these are the best writers out there … and that’s something that our industry and every industry in America has to start opening its doors to all of the talent, not just a few.” “It was post-Ferguson, the murder of Michael Brown; post-Baltimore, the killing of Freddie Gray; and watching the courage of an (attorney) like Marilyn Mosby in Baltimore trying to take on the system and bring to justice the officers who had killed a man.” She recently shot it in Toronto, where she grew up until age two, when her family moved to the U.S. “I think one of the biggest influences for me in telling this story was hearing over and over — in the wake of a shooting, in the wake of the death — how these young children and young men were left,” she said. Advertisement Launching Friday, the anthology series stars Beau Knapp as a white New Jersey cop who accidentally hits a black teenager with his car. His cop colleagues stage a coverup, resulting in racial tensions in the city as the case unfolds. It’s a recurring image Sud saw play out in the real-life cases in the news. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more


LOS ANGELES – It only took an exceptionally bad basketball half to end an 11-game winning streak and Ohio State’s season. With its dreams of returning to the Final Four left to fester in the Los Angeles sun, the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes watched their NCAA Tournament run collapse as Wichita State toppled them, 70-66, at the Staples Center Saturday evening. The No. 9-seeded Shockers jumped OSU early, laying the foundation for a 20-point lead that would force coach Thad Matta’s squad to play from behind for nearly 34 of 40 minutes of play. In a dizzyingly woeful outing, OSU shot 31 percent and, more miserably, connected on just 5 of 25 tries from 3-point range in its first loss since Feb. 17. “I thought we had some pretty good looks – they just weren’t going down for us,” Matta said in a somber Buckeye locker room following the game. “It’s been a great season for this basketball team. It never ends the way you want it to, but I love the fact of what this team was able to accomplish in terms of sitting at 18-7 (on Feb. 17) and finishing 29-8. They hit their stride at the right time.” But against Wichita State, OSU finally stumbled. Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 23 points but struggled mightily to do so. The junior forward made just eight of 20 attempts in addition to missing all six of his shots from behind the arc. Sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross added 19 points, but he too found a well-glued Wichita State defense to be problematic. So did the rest of OSU. “Those are shots you have to make – that we’ve been making in this tournament, that we’ve been making in the Big Ten. Guys had good looks,” Matta said. “Unfortunately, they didn’t go down. And a lot of times that becomes contagious. A guy hits one, another guy hits one, things kind of pick for you. It just didn’t happen tonight.” In a first-half performance worthy of elimination, the Buckeyes clanked and clunked their way to 24 percent shooting and found themselves down by as many as 13. Namely, Thomas, a beacon of scoring consistency for OSU, found it difficult to connect on much of anything early. The Big Ten’s leading scorer mustered nine points on 4 of 13 shooting and 0 for 5 from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes. “(It was) very frustrating, very, very frustrating,” Thomas said. “And, you know, it’s just crazy.” The recent development of scoring accomplices like Ross and junior guard Aaron Craft were missing, too. The two combined for seven points on 2 of 11 shooting in the game’s first act. Also nowhere to be found was the swagger that often comes with a team playing for a chance at venturing back to college basketball’s mecca. On the boards, the Buckeyes (29-8) were outmuscled, 27-17, in the first. Any attempt to puncture the Shockers’ interior defense, headed by senior forward Carl Hall, who finished with six blocks, was rendered futile. Admittedly, OSU players have said they’re at their best when playing in transition. But against Wichita State (30-8), such movement was non-existent in the first period as the Buckeyes failed to score a single point off fast breaks. “The funny thing about it, I looked at the box scores, we didn’t have no fast break points,” Thomas said. “You ain’t got no fast break points, you can’t (get them to turn the ball over) and you’re shooting 24 percent. It’s hard to win in the Elite 8.” They went into the half down, 35-22. Matta said his message in the locker room during intermission was simple. “We talked about it at halftime, let’s just cut (the lead) under 10 in the first four minutes,” he said. “We got off to a not-so-good start in the second half and it got kind of deep.” Deep as in the worst deficit OSU had faced since its lost to Wisconsin in Madison more than a month earlier. The shooting woes continued. So did the inability to attack the basket and – perhaps more importantly – defend its own. Time and again, Wichita State gashed OSU’s interior defense for the type of layups you might see during shootaround before the game. On the other end, Hall defended the rim and refused the advances of Craft, among others. “They played Big Ten defense, that’s what you see in the Big Ten,” Matta said. “It’s a loaded box and what you have to do is be able to knock a couple shots down and get some points in transition. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do either today.” Thomas said the Shockers’ defense reminded him of a particular conference foe. “They packed it real well. They was physical. That was a physical team. They reminded me of a Michigan State a little bit in the Big Ten. They was physical, they had shot blockers. They packed it in, they dared us to shoot the 3,” he said. For most of the contest, it worked. But Behind Ross and Thomas, though, the Buckeyes would rally and cut the hole to eight points with 3:55 to play. “We was down like that against Michigan State in the first half, like 12 or 13 points. When we dug ourselves (in a hole), we came back. And we tried to do that this game,” Thomas said. While the momentum continued and brought fans clad in scarlet and gray to their feet, it would ultimately come to a halt against a Shockers squad that remained posed down the stretch. Sophomore forward Shannon Scott hit a pair of free throws to make it 62-59 with 2:49 remaining, but Wichita State sophomore guard Tekele Cotton answered with a gut-punch 3-pointer to again extend the Shockers’ lead. After a layup by Thomas on the ensuing possession, Shockers freshman guard Fred VanVleet’s jumper would make it 67-61 with a minute to play. While the Buckeyes heaved desperate shots in the game’s final 60 seconds, it was ultimately too little, too late against a Wichita State squad on the cusp of reaching its first Final Four since 1965. In his last game, OSU senior forward Evan Ravenel said had his team put the pieces together Saturday, it might’ve been a different story. “If we played a complete game of basketball today,” he said, “we would definitely would be going out to Atlanta.” Instead, the Buckeyes will travel about 2,250 miles back to Columbus. read more


first_imgFormer Barcelona star Patrick Kluivert believes that the club’s domestic double this season in La Liga and the Copa del Rey will pale in comparison to Real Madrid’s prospective Champions League title this seasonThe Dutchman played for the Catalan club for six years and won La Liga with Barcelona in the 1998/99 season with Kluviert scoring 122 goals in 257 appearances in all competitions.However, while Barcelona won the Copa del Rey last month and are currently on an unbeaten title-winning campaign in La Liga this season, Kluivert feels that these achievements will still pale in comparison to Real winning the Champions League for a third consecutive season.“The Champions are better than the double,” said the 41-year-old, according to Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Madrid is playing well and the members try to do their job well.”But the former Holland international is struggling to understand Zinedine Zidane’s refusal to have his Real side perform a guard of honour in Sunday’s “El Clasico”.“I do not understand that he does not do it,” admitted Kluivert.The 1994 Champions League winner also praised Lionel Messi: “He is the best, but he can not do it all by himself, I think Barcelona will win 3-1”.last_img read more