Wake up to native birds chirping away at this family retreat

first_img2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills.Mr Bowerman said that either a family with three or four children would suit the property, or a multi-generational family. “This home could be perfect for older parents and their children and grandchildren all co-habit-ating under the one roof,” he said.“The home can be as separate as you want it to be.” 2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills.Renovations to the home over the years include completely painting the house, painting the deck, and putting ceramic tiles in the downstairs area.Mr Bowerman hopes the next family enjoys the back deck as much as he does.“It looks out to the totality of the property and there’s views of trees and the boundary borders the national park.“It’s a great lifestyle out here,” he said. 2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills. 2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills.The five-bedroom, three-bedroom home is nestled amid trees and is the perfect family retreat.A major highlight of the property is the lower level two-bedroom guest apartment that has a private “no-stairs” entry.Inside, the home has a large low maintenance floorplan with flowing open interiors and modern finishes throughout. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019There are three double bedrooms, including a guest bedroom with an ensuite.There are two further bedrooms, plus a separate office, designer Caesarstone kitchen and large alfresco decks for entertaining. 2 Ridgewood Crt, Ferny Hills.After three years at Ferny Hills, Michael Bowerman is making the trek back to Victoria for his son’s schooling.After that amount of time at 27-35 Ridgewood Crt, Mr Bowerman said he would no doubt miss the tranquillity and serenity of the home.“It’s such a peaceful place, there’s so many native birds,” said Mr Bowerman, who sells fish and works from home. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. last_img read more

Cadiz drug bust nets 5 suspects

first_imgThe suspects were caught after theyallegedly sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer around 11 p.m. on Nov.29, a police report showed. They were detained in the lock up cellof the Cadiz City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BACOLOD City – Five persons werearrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Daga, Cadiz City, NegrosOccidental. center_img Police identified them as Kim Villacarlos,21; John Christopher Revero, 18; Nino Bonganon Rebamonte, 21; John Wayne Tabale,20; and Jude Remeda, 30. last_img

Pardew breathes easy after survival

first_img He added: “I thought the first 10 minutes we were almost playing with a noose around our neck we were so tense and tight and it took a decision by the referee. I don’t really care if Arsenal win 4-0 [next weekend], If I’m honest, I’m sure Spurs will – but I only care that our fans enjoy themselves.” Pardew once again hit out at suggestions over the last month that his squad has been divided within the dressing room and was pleased with the spirit shown by his players. “The accusations have been so ridiculous,” he added. “You don’t get a draw at West Brom and West Ham and a win here if you’ve got rifts going on. Their penalty looked a bit dubious to me and I thought ours looked dubious but once that went in I thought we settled down on a difficult pitch and played quite well. “But we showed a real determination and resilience to get the job done, for not just this club but for the North East. It’s massive for North East football that we are a Premier League club so I’m absolutely delighted for our fans and players.” Harry Redknapp was unhappy with both goals conceded by his side after taking the lead and the QPR boss explained his decision to replace under-fire Bosingwa at the break. “They were horrendous goals, both of them,” he said. “I thought it was a poor penalty and once we conceded the penalty we conceded another bad goal. “It (crowd reaction to Bosingwa) was not going to help anyone. It was negative. He made a couple of errors but he didn’t mean to do it and I took him off because we needed the crowd to be with us. People pay their money, we all get grief at some stages but it has been a miserable season.” Manager Alan Pardew admitted he does not care if Newcastle lose their final game of the season next weekend after securing Barclays Premier League survival with a 2-1 win at relegated QPR. Press Associationcenter_img The Magpies arrived at Loftus Road with their top-flight status still in jeopardy and fell behind to a debatable Loic Remy penalty on 11 minutes. But they were ahead before half-time as QPR defender Jose Bosingwa twice handed them crucial goals, with Hatem Ben Arfa scoring from the penalty spot and Yoan Gouffran netting the winner. Newcastle had to hang on after goalkeeper Rob Elliot saw red for a second caution but the visitors got the points to ensure they will stay up, and Pardew said: “I’m very pleased. It was a very important game for this football club. Particularly this year with the extra finance of staying in the Premier League.” last_img read more

Lambert set for West Brom talks

first_img The Baggies are keen to bring the striker to The Hawthorns and talks are set to take place between all parties, Press Association Sport understands. A deal could be wrapped up by the end of the week with Albion’s transfer activity expected to gather pace now boss T ony Pulis has returned from the United States following their three-game tour. West Brom are expected to step up their interest in Liverpool’s Rickie Lambert in the next 24 hours. Press Association The winger, signed from Wigan this summer, is from a republican background in Northern Ireland and has also refused to wear a Remembrance Day poppy out of respect for people killed on Bloody Sunday. “Obviously there has been a stigma around him and he doesn’t need to start that up again,” Pulis told the Wolverhampton Express & Star. “So hopefully we’ve nipped it in the bud and we can get on with our things and he can get on with his things. I didn’t see the situation but I had a chat with him and explained what we do as a football club and the way we are and I think he’s fine with everything. “We’ve got Northern Ireland lads in the squad and he’s been absolutely fantastic with them, and the way he’s mixed and integrated with the group has been brilliant. “I’ve seen the pictures and he’s got to turn towards the flag like everybody else has and he recognises that.” Pulis is hunting a new striker to help Saido Berahino with question marks over record signing Brown Ideye’s future following a disappointing first season in England. Lambert also struggled to make an impact at Liverpool after a move from Southampton last summer with the 33-year-old scoring just three times in 36 appearances. He rejected a deadline day move to Aston Villa in February with the forward insisting he did not want to leave Liverpool after just half a season. But the England international will also fall down the pecking order on Merseyside with the impending arrival of Christian Benteke, with the Aston Villa striker set to complete a £32.5million transfer to Anfield. Pulis is overhauling his squad this summer with QPR’s Matt Phillips and Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry on his radar. Michail Antonio remains a target despite West Brom having a £5million bid rejected by Nottingham Forest last week. It is understood the Baggies remain confident they can land the winger. Meanwhile, Pulis has warned James McClean he must protect his reputation after his snub of the English flag. McClean refused to face the cross of St George during the national anthem while on Albion’s pre-season tour of America. last_img read more

Women’s soccer: Northwestern hands Wisconsin surprising 2-0 loss

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (10-4-2, 4-3-2 Big Ten) was unable to put up any points Sunday against conference rival Northwestern (8-6-2, 5-3-1 Big Ten).In what was a quiet contest for the first 37 minutes of play, Northwestern surged before half to score two goals.  Unfortunately for the Badgers, they were unable to match this offensive output in the remaining minutes.Wisconsin women’s soccer fights the Illini, walks away with a 1-0 victoryThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team is back on track after defeating the Illinois Fighting Illini on Friday night Read…Mckenna Agnotti scored the first of the two goals for the Wildcats on a strong shot from the left side of the field, assisted by both Brenna Lovera and Kim Jerantowski.  The latter was finished less than three minutes later by Marisa Viggiano on a free kick put-in.Wisconsin was able to stay competitive in the shot count with their opponents, attempting five shots on goal to Northwestern’s six.  However, the execution just was simply absent on both sides of the field for the Badgers.Goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem was unable to match her cousin Lauren’s performance in the game. Caitlyn’s .667 save percentage on the day was below her average and gave the Badgers little chance with the stagnant offense they displayed Sunday.On the other hand, Lauren Clem of Northwestern made all five of her saves, leaving a goose egg in the Badger’s box score. Lauren appears to be hitting her stride for the Wildcats, notching her second straight shutout in the home win.While the Badgers once again went with a three forward rotation, it was ultimately unsuccessful.  Lauren Rice and Cameron Murtha were the only strikers to have shots on goal, with two and one respectively.Looking forward, the Badgers hopes for the Big Ten tournament appear to be darkening.  This loss gives Northwestern a lead in the conference standings, where Wisconsin places sixth. However, the Badgers’ seed could fall to eighth within the next game, as only one point separates them from Purdue and Nebraska.Women’s soccer: Badgers get momentum back against Purdue after unsuccessful road tripAfter an underwhelming road trip, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has gotten its winning streak back on track Read…Unfortunately for the Wisconsin women, their final road stand seems to be leaving them with more questions than answers. Will the Badgers generate enough offense to compete in tournament games?  Can Caitlyn Clem consistently keep this team in low scoring games?The Badgers will look to answer these questions as they move on to Iowa on Saturday before returning to Madison to play their final home game on Oct. 25.last_img read more

Kosgei, Fraser-Pryce Listed for Woman Athlete of the Year Award

first_imgAmerican Dalilah Muhammad, Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas and the Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan are also up for the award.Sprinter Fraser-Pryce won the world 100m and 4x100m titles in world-leading times of 10.71 and 41.44 in Doha, while Hassan broke the world mile record with a time of 4:12:33 in Monaco.Triple-jumper Rojas won nine of her 12 competitions, including gold at the World Championships with 15.37m, while Muhammad set a new world record of 52.16 in the 400m hurdles in Doha.Britain’s world heptathlon gold medallist Katarina Johnson-Thompson missed out on the shortlist, having featured among the initial 11 nominees.In the men category, two Africans are listed in the top five shortlist. They include; Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei who won world cross-country title in Aarhus and also picked the world 10,000m title in a world-leading 26:48.36. Cheptegei won the IAAF Diamond League 5000m title this season.The other African is Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge who won the 2019 London Marathon in a course record of 2:02:37. He also ran 1:59:40.2 to win the 42.195km marathon in Vienna.America’s Sam Kendricks who won world pole vault title and cleared a world-leading 6.06m to win the US Title is also on the list.Kendricks won 12 of his 17 outdoor competitions this season, including the Diamond League finalAnother American athlete, Noah Lyles, who won world 200m and 4x100m titles at the Worlds in Doha and also ran a world-leading 19.50 in Lausanne to move to fourth on the world all-time list is in the race for the top honour.He won Diamond League titles at 100m and 200m.Norway’s Karsten Warholm who won the worlds 400m hurdles title in Doha and was undefeated indoors and outdoors at all distances, including at the Diamond League final and the European Indoor Championships completes the list of nominees.He clocked world-leading 46.92, the second-fastest time in history.According to IAAF, the winners will be determined through a three-way voting process.“The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family cast their votes by email, while fans voted online via our social media platforms.“The Council’s vote counted for 50% of the result, while the Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes each counted for 25% of the final result.”Voting for the Female World Athlete of the Year closed on 5 November.The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the World Athletics Awards 2019 in Monaco on Saturday 23 November.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei is one of five finalists for the Female World Athlete 2019 award.Last month the Kenyan broke Briton Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old world record, running a time of 2hrs 14mins 04secs to win the Chicago Marathon.Kosgei, 25, also became the youngest winner of the London marathon in April.last_img read more

NOTORIOUSLY PRETTY – McGregor vs Mayweather

first_imgOn Tuesday, July 11, 2012, the pair appeared in front of thousands of fans at a news conference in Los Angeles – both with venomous words enough to sink a ship. McGregor was the first of the fighters to taunt their rival“Little legs, little head…the movement, power, ferociousness – he has not experienced this…” McGregor said.Mayweather responded in kind “I guarantee you’re going out on your face or your back. We know ‘Mr Tap Out’ likes to quit and you will wave that white flag.”The LA conference was the first of four events called to promote the Las Vegas fight which will reportedly earn each man around one hundred million dollars ($100m). Surely, it seems the reward for the combatants is the drive as this fight most likely in years ahead wouldn’t be dissected by scholars, or put in jars containing jots of some of the great Boxing bouts.To those on the ‘circus’ divide, and the few eagerly anticipating this blockbuster, one thing is certain, we all would be entertained, even more than the bore fest that was Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao.Photo Credit – ReutersRelatedVIDEO: Watch Jose Mourinho Give His Verdict On Mayweather Vs McGregor FightAugust 25, 2017In “Sports”Mayweather v McGregor: Fight Will End Early And “Won’t Go The Distance”, Says MayweatherAugust 11, 2017In “Sports”VIDEO: Watch Floyd Mayweather Defeat McGregor To Make Boxing HistoryAugust 27, 2017In “Sports” Boxing – A COMBAT sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.Mixed martial arts (MMA) – A full-contact COMBAT sport that allows both striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts.This isn’t a definition class, but an article on what I term an “acceptable anomaly” on the proposed BOXING bout involving a career-long pugilist and a mixed martial artist.Goose bumps, Stomach butterflies, Mouth agape – were bit part reactions when the official announcement was made on a fight involving reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, Connor McGregor against American undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. A former fighter, Bernard Hopkins tagged the fight “a circus”. Truly, it’s hard to carpet that remark albeit cynical from the former boxer.How does a man who all his life has mastered the act of engaging in professional combat with gloves battle he who knows not more than mixed martial art? It is much like having Jan-Ove Waldner, the man widely regarded as being the greatest table tennis player of all time; take on Lawn Tennis legend, Roger Federer – because (Tennis) is involved in their craft. Befuddling!Experts believe this fight is tolerable based on the definition above, both fighters are COMBATANTS.last_img read more

Algeria bans hiring foreign players

first_imgAlgerian football clubs have been banned from signing foreign players because of a severe financial crisis caused by a plunge in oil revenues, the national football federation said on Monday.Algeria’s oil export revenue has almost halved so far this year, crippling the economy of the North African nation, whose oil sales account for more than 95 percent of export revenues.The football federation said the slump has created a “difficult” financial situation in Algeria, which can no longer “legally obtain currency to pay the salaries of foreign players”.As a result, “the federal bureau has decided to stop the recruitment of foreign players in professional clubs,” it said in a statement posted on its official website.The decision is immediate, the federation said.But it added that football players who have already signed to play with Algerian clubs will be allowed to continue until their contracts expire. Foreign currency transfers from Algeria are restricted and football clubs must get approval from the central bank.Anyone who tries to move money out of the country through illegal channels risks prosecution and possible imprisonment.There are around 30 foreigners, mostly Africans, in Algerian teams, as well as several footballers born in Europe — mostly in France — of Algerian origins.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

McDan Challenges Ghana Tennis

first_imgMr. Daniel McKorley, the CEO and the executive Chairman of McDan Group of Companies, sponsor of the McDan West Africa Tennis Tournament in an interview told tenisgh.com, that he does not want to be part Ghana tennis that will produces only local stars, he intimated that such approach won’t bring any international laurels to Ghana. “McDan seeks to go beyond supporting local Ghanaian Tennis, we want to able to sponsor Ghanaian international Tennis stars”Towards preparing for this year’s McDan tournament, his advice to local players was that, “current crop of local players need to improve their standard of play and train more, stop complaining and focus to be able to face the stiffest competition and eventually break into the ATP rankings”adding that it will hurt to present US$5,000 total prize money to foreigner.Asked what he (as a tennisenthusiast) would want changed for the better tennis in Ghana, Mr. Mckorley said the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) will do with little professionalismin their engagement, he however commended  Secretary General of the PhilipinaFrimpong and the Vice President Isaac Duah Federation for their dedication to duty.Mr. McKorley said he was glad that within the space of two years the McDan Open Championship has become a breeding ground for winners of major silverware, which inspires him to do more.tennisgh with McdanThis year’s edition of the tournament is sponsored by McDan Shipping, with technical support from the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) and the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT).Professional tennis players from Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and host country Ghana are expected to converge at the tennis court of the Accra Sports Stadium to battle for honors.   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

March Madness 2019: Will Duke’s Cam Reddish play against Michigan State?

first_imgKrzyzewski explained after Friday’s 75-73 win that they prepared all week to play Reddish in the starting lineup but learned right before the game Reddish was injured.”We didn’t know until right before the game that he was not going to be able to play,” Krzyzewski said, per the Duke Chronicle. “He went out, just had something wrong with his knee. He was limping, but we didn’t find out until right before the game.” Related News March Madness 2019: Updated odds to win the NCAA Tournament entering Elite Eight Duke could be without one of its star players when the Blue Devils take the court against Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Coach Mike Krzyzewski revealed Saturday freshman forward Cam Reddish will be a game-time decision for Sunday after he missed Friday’s Sweet 16 victory over Virginia Tech, according to the Detroit Free Press. Reddish said he tweaked his knee Thursday and he will go through treatment, though he doesn’t have any structural damage. When asked if Reddish would be ready for Sunday, Williamson said: “Honestly, I’m not even sure myself. I hope he’d be back Sunday. I hope he recovers as quick as possible, but if not, we have to work with who we got.”If Reddish isn’t ready to play in the Elite Eight, Duke will likely rely on sophomore guard Alex O’Connell again. O’Connell replaced Reddish against the Hokies, scoring four points in 35 minutes. Reddish has averaged 13.6 points while shooting 35 percent from the field for the Blue Devils. Zion Williamson shared a conversation he had with Reddish when he learned about his teammate’s injury. “I talked to him before the game, and he was skeptical about whether he wanted to play,” Williamson told reporters after the game. “I was like, ‘If you can’t go out there and play, you won’t be letting us down.’ “last_img read more