Robertson family home sprawling and modern

first_imgThe home at 45 Parnassus St, RobertsonMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The master bedroom has a big walk-in wardrobe with built-in cabinetry, an ensuite with spa and patio access.There is a study that could be used as a sixth bedroom. The media room is set up for home movie nights while the laundry has built-in cupboards and there are two storerooms off the double lockup garage. Outside, the entertainment area has a built-in outdoor kitchen, and a second garage with a toilet has been converted into a gym. The home at 45 Parnassus St, Robertson is going under the hammer.THIS grand family home is going under the hammer in a private pocket of Robertson. The property, at 45 Parnassus St, is spread across two levels and has high ceilings, multiple living areas and luxurious extras including a cinema room, gym and an outdoor kitchen.Marketing agent Tom Zhang, of Yong Real Estate Sunnybank Hills, said the executive home was on an 1165sq m block in a cul-de-sac. On the ground level there is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with high ceilings, modern lighting and sliding doors that open to outdoor spaces. The kitchen has a massive island bench, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, a butler’s pantry and sleek white cabinetry. The kitchen at 45 Parnassus St, RobertsonUpstairs, bedroom two has a walk-in robe and ensuite with bath and separate shower while bedroom three has a walk-in robe and an ensuite with shower. The fourth bedroom has a walk-in robe and bedroom five has a built-in robe. The family bathroom has a walk-in shower. Mr Zhang said the home was in walking distance of public transport and Robertson State School, and close to shops. “Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to secure this exceptional family home,” he said. “The owners are relocating and this property must be sold at auction, if not before.” The property will be auctioned on May 27 at 4pm.last_img read more

US, Canadian courts throw out Nortel appeal over ‘misleading’ figures

first_imgJudge Gross from the Delaware Bankruptcy Court said he fully understood the implications of the decision made in May, while Justice Newbould from the Supreme Court of Ontario accused the bond holders of providing misleading figures.“I see no injustice in the result,” Newbould said.“I need not repeat what is contained in the reasons for judgment released on 12 May 2015. Nothing argued on this motion leads me to consider I erred in any way in those reasons.”The original case has been ongoing since the Canadian company’s insolvency in 2009, triggering one of the world’s largest insolvencies.Facing a £2.1bn (€2.9bn) hole in the UK pension scheme, the trustees, alongside the regulator and PPF, began legal proceedings against the remaining estate to seek funding.However, proceedings were then challenged by the company over the right of the UK regulator to issue demands across borders.Other creditors also challenged the ruling, suggesting they had more right to the remaining $7.3bn of Nortel assets, with May’s decision providing equal footing.Angela Dimsdale Gill, a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, which represented the trustees, said the firm saw no basis to change the judgments in the appeal.“The Judges have demonstrated they are robust in their view that a pro rata distribution of the remaining Nortel assets is the fairest and most just result,” she said. “We hope the matter can now be swiftly concluded and that all creditors can access what is rightfully theirs.” Two courts have thrown out an appeal by Nortel Networks bond holders against a decision to provide the UK pension fund with equal claim on assets, after the US creditors were accused of misleading the case.In May, two judges sitting simultaneously in US and Canadian courts ruled that the trustees of the Nortel Networks UK pension scheme were entitled to an equal share of the remaining $7bn (€6.3bn) of assets left over from one of the world’s largest insolvencies.Nortel’s other creditors, mainly US bond holders, challenged the decision, which they said was unequal between their claim and that of UK trustees, backed by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Pension Protection Fund (PPF).Again, judges in the US and Canada dismissed bond holders’ claims that the initial decision would lead to unintended consequences.last_img read more

Football Finalists

first_imgMuch to my dismay, Georgia defeated Oklahoma and Alabama defeated Clemson for the chance to play for the National Championship next week. I was not at all amused that the Big Ten was left out of the playoffs completely. The Big Ten went into this year’s Bowl Season with a chip on its shoulder. As the results kept coming in, you could certainly tell this. It started with Purdue’s comeback win over Arizona, and the record went to 7-0 before Michigan lost on New Year’s Day. Way to go Big Ten!!last_img read more

Lambert: I’m not immune to sacking

first_imgAston Villa boss Paul Lambert has once again emphasised he does not feel immune from the the sack, insisting he “never stops worrying” about it. And last weekend they suffered a 2-1 FA Cup third-round reverse at Villa Park against Sheffield United – a club that have been struggling this term towards the lower end of Sky Bet League One. Lambert – under whom Villa finished 15th in the Premier League last season, his first in charge of the club – said after a 1-1 home draw with Swansea in December that although he has a good relationship with his chairman Randy Lerner, he always works with “that fear” of losing his job. Returning to the theme this week, Lambert said: “I never stop worrying. I’m not immune from it. “The relationship between me and Randy is what it is. You are never immune from anything, and I would never view it that way. “You just keep going – there is no secret formula to it. You just keep going and don’t lose focus on what you are trying to do. I will never waver from that.” Lambert has also been keen to stress how bad a week he has had off the back of the Sheffield United result. Before the game, he had caused a stir by saying that most fellow top-flight managers would probably prefer to do without the FA Cup. After the match – for which he fielded a first XI showing only four changes – he claimed that comment had been taken out of context. And asked ahead of the Arsenal contest how he had been feeling in the days since the cup tie, Lambert said: “The same way I do after every other game (Villa have lost). “I don’t sleep great, I don’t eat great. The usual stuff. “It is just the life of a football manager. It is a great job, but you don’t feel great (after defeats). “And contrary to other people’s reports, I never degraded the competition at all. “I tried to win the game, I put the best team out I possibly could and we got knocked out. Good luck to Sheffield United. We weren’t good enough.” There were boos from Villa fans at the final whistle in the Sheffield United game and while Lambert has expressed his understanding for the supporters’ frustration, he has also called for them to “stick with it” and do all they can to help the team on Monday night. “I don’t have any problem with the crowd,” Lambert said. “If the team is not performing, then you expect people to vent their frustration – that is normal. “But we are a young side. “Last year, we played Newcastle at home and we were getting beaten 2-0 in the first half. “Then we scored, and for about 40 minutes, it didn’t matter what we did, that crowd was right with us. They were brilliant that time. “Because you are in your second year, it might be a different view, but if they can stick with it and see us through the hard times when we need them… because we certainly need them. “They have been excellent for us overall, and we expect if we are not performing that certain things will happen. “But we’re hoping on Monday that they will get right behind us.” Villa will assess the condition of defenders Ron Vlaar and Nathan Baker ahead of the Arsenal match. Both club captain Vlaar and Baker sat out the Sheffield United game with calf and hamstring problems respectively. Forward Gabriel Agbonlahor, who also missed the cup tie, and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are fit despite having had niggles, but the contest is too soon for midfielder Chris Herd and defender Joe Bennett to make their comebacks after injury. Ahead of Monday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Arsenal, Villa are on a poor run of form, having won only one and lost five of their last seven games in all competitions. The midlands outfit’s record at their own ground for the entire campaign to date has been disappointing, with it showing just two victories and six defeats from 10 top-flight fixtures Press Associationlast_img read more

Minister Norton lauds National youth football teams’ showing

first_img– Hails them as true ambassadors to Guyana MINISTER of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, who also holds the responsibility for sport, joined the Guyana Football Federation recently at an appreciation reception to recognize the efforts of the National Under-17 and 20 Women’s teams, as well as the National Under-15 Boys team at their Dadanawa Street, Section ‘K’ Campbellville Headquarters.The respective teams had represented the nation well in three Concacaf Qualifying tournaments. The Under-20’s swept the Concacaf Women’s Championship in Group A that was hosted here by defeating Saint Lucia, Suriname, The Bahamas and Antigua and Barbuda. The Under-17s won the CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Championship in Group ‘D’ played in Curacao when they defeated the host, as well as St. Vincent & the Grenadines and The Bahamas and qualified for the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship scheduled to be played from March 21 to April 5. In the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship 2019 played in Florida, Guyana, after losing to Nicaragua 3-0 in their first match, went on to win against The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands and ended with a 1-1 draw against French Guiana.In feature remarks, Minister Norton said that he was proud to be able to celebrate the players for their wonderful achievements and accomplishments.Pointing out that football is the most popular sport in the world with over three billion fans, Minister Norton told the players, “We are sincerely proud of each of you and the way you have performed outside these shores as true ambassadors of Guyana.”Norton said that he was quite excited when the U-20 Lady Jags managed to create history by remaining undefeated during the group stage of the Concacaf Under-20 championships in July last.He also expressed delight with the U-15s performance and, most recently, that of the U-17 Girls, adding that “as the minister responsible for sport, I am truly impressed by each of you and I am further motivated to continue my fight, my struggle, my support to develop and upgrade our country’s sports infrastructure. I’m also quite satisfied by the fact that our national football teams have been attracting increased participation from youths and particularly from the hinterland regions.”Reflecting on a recent tournament held in Kamana, Region 8, Minister Norton said he is truly convinced that football is going forward and is in the right hands and the right persons are associated with the sport. “At those games, there was the participation of FIFA and there was a banner which said, ‘Living football.’ The FIFA representative at those games and I want to congratulate the GFF for having FIFA so intimately involved at that level and in those areas.’’ He further added that looking at the situation in Kamana, he saw exactly what it is to be living football.Norton said that he is looking forward to the players helping to make the game popular here in Guyana and take their rightful places in the fraternity. He encouraged the players to remain focused.GFF president, Wayne Forde, in congratulating the players and staff, said that it takes years of deliberate work to reap rewards, citing that the women’s achievement is nothing short of being historic; winning both the Under-20 and Under-17 Concacaf Qualifying Groups undefeated.“The youth development programme that was launched way back in early 2016 is still being adjusted from every single corner. We believe that we are on the right path; we now have the evidence to support, we have the indicators that are clear, and we are on the right path. How do we sustain this and how do we repeat it over the next couple of years is going to be the greatest challenge for us,” Forde said.The GFF boss encouraged the young players to see their achievements as motivation towards accomplishing even greater things, while noting “…could you understand or even think for a second what it would mean for Guyana when you guys qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup? Is there anyone here who doubts that you would qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup? I don’t think so. So we have to keep knocking down goal after goal.”GFF’s Technical Director, Ian Greenwood, told the youths and coaching staff that they have done a fantastic job for the nation and themselves, pointing out that what was achieved by the two women’s teams is unprecedented.The ‘TD’ noted the boy’s Under-15 team has been together for some time now and the hard work that they have been putting in is paying rewards now.The vote of thanks was delivered by Lady Jaguar, Jalade Trim, who presented a short overview of their sojourn in Curacao, and Junior Jaguar, Rajan Ramdeholl, respectively.last_img read more

McNabb to have jersey retired

first_img Published on May 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will retire Donovan McNabb’s No. 5 jersey on Nov. 2 during the Wake Forest game, McNabb announced on his Twitter page on Saturday. McNabb, who starred for the Orangemen from 1995-1999, tweeted that the decision was announced at the Board of Trustees dinner on Friday night.At our Trustees dinner it was announced that SU will be retiring the # 5 on Nov 2. God is good.thx to all teammates and coaches from 94-99.— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) May 11, 2013McNabb is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in SU history, starting all 49 games in his college career and compiling a 35-14 record before playing 13 seasons in the NFL. He holds Syracuse records with 221.1 total yards per game, a 155.1 passing efficiency rating and 8.9 yards per attempt. A 96-yard touchdown pass against West Virginia during his freshman year is also a Syracuse record.McNabb also set several single-season school records. During his junior season he amassed an SU record 2,892 total yards. His 22 touchdown passes as a senior are a school record, and his four touchdown passes against Cincinnati are school records, as well. He guided the Orangemen to their most recent Bowl Championship Series game that year. Syracuse fell to Florida in the 1999 Orange Bowl.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe quarterback holds Big East records with 77 career touchdowns and 1,403 total offensive plays. He was a three-time Big East Offensive Player of the Year and was named the conference’s offensive player of the decade for the 1990s. In all, McNabb’s accolades earned him a spot on SU’s all-century team.He also served as a walk-on for the basketball team for two seasons, appearing in 18 games, including a 10-point outing against Georgetown. He was a walk-on on the 1996 team that lost to Kentucky in the national championship. Commentslast_img read more

Flower power

first_imgJoseph Chen | Daily TrojanFranceska Rolda, a senior majoring in sociology, holds up a mirror to show Natasha Natarajan, a freshman majoring in human biology, one of the flower crowns from Fran’s Flowers during Residential Student Government’s Spring into Service event, which took place on Monday.last_img

Former USC star sees career take off in Orlando

first_imgDeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic comprise two-fifths of the tight-knit fraternity of former USC basketball players currently competing in the NBA.Change of scenery · After only averaging 5.5 points and 15.9 minutes per game with the Philadelphia 76ers as a rookie, Nikola Vucevic, the former No. 16 overall 2011 draft pick, is nearly doubling those totals with the Magic. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports InformationBefore a mid-November game between DeRozan’s Toronto Raptors and Vucevic’s Orlando Magic, the two former Trojans reminisced about their lone season as collegiate teammates.According to Vucevic, “DeMar said, ‘Man, you have come a long way. When you were a freshman, nobody knew who you were, and you did not play a lot. Now you are starting in the NBA.’”“I did not really think about it until then,” Vucevic said.With DeRozan starring for the Trojans during the 2008-09 season, Vucevic averaged only 2.6 points per game as a skinny freshman. He struggled to earn playing time and was still adjusting to American culture after arriving from Montenegro the year before.DeRozan declared for the NBA after only one year, and Vucevic began to blossom under Kevin O’Neill, who had replaced Tim Floyd as USC’s coach.“I pushed him every day,” O’Neill said, “because I knew he could be better.”Vucevic put on muscle and developed his outside shot and was named the 2010 Pac-10 Most Improved Player. The next year he was named to the All-Pac-12 first team and led the Trojans to the NCAA tournament.He went on to be selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 16th pick in the 2011 NBA draft.Traditional rookie hazing was far from the only grief Vucevic received from his 76ers teammates last season.Playing alongside four players who competed at Pac-12 schools — California’s Francisco Elson, Washington’s Spencer Hawes, UCLA’s Jrue Holiday and Arizona’s Andre Iguodala — Vucevic received numerous reminders that his Trojans were struggling through a 6-26 season without him.“[USC] did not win a single game against those teams,” Vucevic said, “so I had to do a lot of extra favors for the veterans.”On the court, Vucevic averaged 5.5 points in only 15.9 minutes per game. Despite his limited action, he played well enough to attract the attention of the Orlando Magic, who acquired him as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.Vucevic was working out when he received a call from his agent informing him to pack his bags for Orlando.“I thought it was a good opportunity for me,” Vucevic said in the Magic locker room before Sunday’s game against the Lakers. “I knew I could have a chance to play on such a young team.”Vucevic has excelled, starting all 16 games for the Magic. He is averaging 9.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, statistics that prompted several of his former USC teammates to draft him on their fantasy teams.“He is in a great situation,” O’Neill said. “If he was on the Lakers, he would not be putting up those numbers.”Vucevic has scored in double figures in all 10 games, when playing more than 26 minutes this season.“He is a very talented big man,” Magic teammate Arron Afflalo said. “You can see his growth mentally from last season in terms of how hard he plays.”Vucevic no longer has O’Neill shouting in his ear during practices, but has nevertheless been able to maintain a consistent level of intensity.“The Magic coaching staff pushes me hard,” Vucevic said. “Probably not as much as [O’Neill], but they are working me hard so I get better every day.”New Magic coach Jacque Vaughn has noticed Vucevic’s work ethic and praised the center’s offensive potential.“I love coaching him and his approach at practice everyday,” Vaughn said. “He can shoot the basketball and he is very skilled offensively.”With Vucevic playing so well, on-court reunions with DeRozan could soon become commonplace — and fierce.“[Vucevic] can really dribble, pass, and shoot,” O’Neill said. “He has the chance to have a long, successful career in the NBA.”last_img read more

Bertha’s Wisconsin career full of highs, lows

first_imgLove for a sport does not sprout overnight. For Billy Bertha, this was the case. From his very first exposure to tennis, he slowly developed an affinity for the game and soon made his decision.After trying various sports including football, basketball, soccer and tennis, Billy decided to focus his attention on tennis. Bertha played his high school tennis at state tennis powerhouse Marquette High School. In his senior year Bertha won the WIAA Division I title, propelling him to the top of the state rankings. His career record of 64-14 helped Bertha become a five-star recruit and set him on course to play at his dream school, the University of Wisconsin.“I had a lot of other options coming into college,” Bertha reflected. “However, I wanted to represent my home state.”Bertha made his first start September 18, 2009. In his freshman campaign, Bertha went 20-13 in singles, ranging from the sixth spot to the second in the lineup. That same year he went 11-8 in doubles play, playing primarily in the number three spot with five different partners.Bertha’s record slumped in his sophomore year as he moved up to the second spot in singles play. He finished with a record of 15-20 and 4-6 in the Big Ten. In doubles Bertha began his three-year stint on the Badgers’ top team. In his sophomore season he recorded an impressive 26-10 in doubles play, including a 6-4 Big Ten record.Then his junior year kicked off with Bertha named captain.“It was really nice to know my hard work didn’t go unnoticed,” Bertha said. “Being a hometown kid, I take a lot of pride in the university and the program. It is nice to be able to put my footprint on the program in my own way.”Fighting off recurring back injuries, Bertha was able to play 23 singles matches his junior year, finishing with a record of 12-11. His doubles success continued on the Badgers’ top pair, finishing the season with a 19-10 overall record, going 5-5 in conference matches.Back troubles have continued to plague Bertha in his final season with the Badgers. Most recently, he missed meets at Ohio State and Penn State last weekend. So far this season, Bertha is 6-14 in singles matchups battling against top singles players from across the country.This last year has been a whirlwind tour of sorts for Bertha who is getting to see a lot of his old friends from high school and junior tournaments one last time on the court.“I played against a lot of these guys growing up,” Bertha recalled. “One plays for North Carolina, another Notre Dame and a few at Ohio State. Every time we play we like to catch up. It is nice to compete one last time before we’re all done.”Throughout his four years on the Badgers tennis team Bertha has no doubt had his ups and downs. From making the NCAA tournament to dealing with back issues, from being on a top ten doubles team to having that doubles partner leave the team, Bertha has had both positive and negative experiences.“My freshman year we were able to make it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament,” Bertha said. “I was lucky enough to clinch the match right before that. That team was really good and it was fun playing with those guys.”Bertha, like many college students, learned a key lesson as he dealt with the struggles of early adulthood. He admits that the ability to balance school, tennis and a social life was a struggle the first few years.“I have really learned to go into everything with an open mind,” Bertha explains. “It may not work out the way you want it to, but if you keep an open mind anything can happen.”Next year will be Bertha’s first year away from the sport competitively in a long time. He will be finishing up his degree in finance during his “victory lap” of school and is hoping to get a job with an investment firm someday. No doubt the lessons he learned on the court here at Madison will work their way into his professional career as he goes forward.Meanwhile, the tennis team will look to recover from the loss of their four-year starter and team captain.“His leadership is something we will miss with his absence,” assistant coach Joe Bates said. “We have two top-ranked Americans coming in, so we are hoping that they can step in and be similar type of players as Billy.”Bertha will move on from here and no doubt become a well-respected member of the business world, a dream that many of the students at this university share. Although he will be going pro in something else, his footprint and legacy has been etched into Wisconsin tennis program.last_img read more

Big name out of Cheltenham feature

first_imgChampagne Fever has been ruled out of the Queen Mother chase.The Willie Mullins runner which was due to be ridden by Ruby Walsh got injured on the way to the festival and hasn’t recovered in time.2014 victor Sire de Grugy remains the favourite for the feature ahead of 2013 champion Sprinter Sacre. The feature race goes to post at 3.20 while the opener is away at 1.30.last_img