Gold Coast property offers resort-style lifestyle

first_img40 Samuel Drive, Tallebudgera is for sale.IT’S described as the Gold Coast’s best acreage lifestyle and it’s not hard to see why.Welcome to 40 Samuel Drive, Tallebudgera — where you are surrounded by breathtaking scenery in the tightly held Kalimna Estate.Kay Blackburne bought the six-bedroom house in 2013, drawn to its outlook over Tallebudgera Valley and a seemingly endless list of luxury features. Back inside and the parent’s retreat, guest bedroom and media room are to one wing of the house.On the other wing is the formal dining room, cinema, kid’s retreat and three bedrooms.Other features include a study. Ms Blackburne said the house had lived up to her expectations.She said being from the country originally meant Tallebudgera was the perfect fit for her.“Living in this part of Tallebudgera allows me to experience the peace and tranquillity of country living, but I am still close to fantastic shops, great dining and of course, it is only minutes from the beach,” she said.“I am selling the home so that I can move closer to my family. It will be sad to sell this home as I have created so many beautiful family memories here.”The house is scheduled to go under the hammer later this month.Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal is marketing the property. No expense has been spared in the design. From the front. A sight to behold.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Poolside entertaining. Fancy a hit of tennis?center_img “I wanted to have a large open plan entertainment area where I could watch my children and grandchildren play in the pool and on the tennis court from my kitchen,” the grandmother-of-six said.“I absolutely love playing tennis and so the tennis court is my favourite feature of the property. “The pool is fabulous for small children as it has a large lagoon area where small children can play safely.“As my grandchildren have grown older, the pool is huge and has plenty of space for them to swim.” The residence is nestled within the 4,604sq m block and faces northeast to maximise the sunlight and picturesque valley views.The kitchen separates the formal and casual living areas and overlooks the alfresco patio which provides plenty of space to fine, lounge, cook and entertain while taking in the pool and tropical gardens.“I love celebrating birthdays and Christmas in this home with plenty of space for everyone,” she said.“There is often a family game of cricket or table tennis played at my place. There is so much space on the property that there is plenty of scope to do a broad range of activities that suit all of the kids.” MORE NEWS: Mega mansion includes basketball court MORE NEWS: Enjoy a ‘Royale’ life on the beach Relax in the pool. Entertain inside or outside.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan gets his 250th wicket, Bangladesh on top vs South Africa

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Shakib Al Hasan become the fifth player to take 250 wickets and score 5000+ runs.Shakib Al Hasan is the second-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs.South Africa lost to Bangladesh in the 2007 World Cup.center_img New Delhi: Shakib Al Hasan has been a history-maker for Bangladesh ever since he made his entry into international cricket. With both bat and ball, he has been the premier all-rounder in world cricket across all formats and has played a major hand in Bangladesh becoming a force in world cricket. In Bangladesh’s opening encounter against South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Shakib’s contributions have been immense. With the bat, he smashed 75, his 43rd ODI fifty and shared a record 142-run stand for the fifth wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim as Bangladesh notched up 330/6, their highest score not only in ODIs but also in the World Cup. With the ball, he created more history during South Africa’s innings.In the fifth ball of the fifth over bowled by Shakib, Aiden Markram was nearing a fifty but he was undone by a quicker arm ball that skidded through and it crashed into the stumps. The wicket was Shakib’s 250th in ODIs and it made him only the fifth player in ODI history to take 250 wickets and score 5000+ runs. Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq, Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis are the other cricketers to have achieved this feat. Shakib is the second-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs, 14 behind Mashrafe Mortaza who has 264 wickets and is playing in his fifth World Cup.Shakib and Mushfiqur’s knocks helped Bangladesh post a total of 300-plus in the World Cup for only the second time. This was only the fourth time that South Africa had conceded a total in excess of 300 in the World Cup. Australia’s 377/6 in the 2007 World Cup clash in St Kitts is the highest by an opponent against the Proteas.Bangladesh has the second-highest score in the World Cup against the Proteas while England went past 300 in the opening game of the tournament. This is the first time Bangladesh has crossed 300 in ODIs against South Africa. It was in the Adelaide game which saw Bangladesh beat England by 15 runs and they qualified for the World Cup knock-out for the first time. South Africa will now be attempting to achieve the highest ever run-chase in the history of the tournament as they look to bounce back after losing their opening game against England by 104 runs.last_img read more

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Sheffield brings new discipline to UW

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team’s inaugural week of spring practice with new head coach Kelly Sheffield was not exactly a friendly gathering.At day’s end, it was expected that the team collect all of the balls from the court that were used during practice. However, one forgotten ball was the exact type of imprecision Sheffield is trying to eradicate from the program – the players were forced to do intense cardio work as a penalty, which is something sophomore Ellen Chapman said the team had never seen with former head coach Pete Waite.“We had a rough first couple of days,” Chapman said. “[Sheffield] just set the tone for what things need to be like in this program now, which was a big difference from last year.”After barely three weeks of team practice, Sheffield has already stamped an impression on his new team. Junior Annemarie Hickey said Sheffield has already instilled a sense of responsibility with the players, and his firmness at practice signaled to the players they should be prepared for an effort-filled season.“[That] was good; it’s what we wanted,” Hickey said. “We all wanted to be held accountable for the same type of things.”It is clear to the players Sheffield has taken a serious approach to the UW volleyball program. Chapman said if the players didn’t buy into Sheffield’s system, he would help them find a different school that was a better fit for them.However, Chapman felt there was more of a unified feeling on the team because of Sheffield’s leadership. She said the coaches, players and trainers were all fragmented pieces of a disorganized puzzle last year. But since Sheffield’s arrival, everyone involved with the program has come closer together.“When we huddle, everyone comes into the huddle,” Chapman said. “It’s a lot different from last year.”At this point in his short-lived tenure as Wisconsin head coach, Sheffield emphasized he is still trying to understand the strengths and weaknesses of his players.However, he has already learned they are willing to improve. After an hour and a half team weight lifting session, Hickey spent additional time afterwards serving and passing by herself, something Chapman said would not have happened in previous seasons.“They’re wanting to prove to people that this program can get back on top,” Sheffield said. “There’s a drive that, every day, you can tell is coming out more and more with these guys.”An additional characteristic Sheffield has brought to Wisconsin is a sense of structure. Chapman said, in past years, the players did not know what they were going to be practicing on a day-to-day basis. This year, Sheffield has set a more organized practice agenda for the team by establishing a whiteboard that lets every player know what is planned for the day.Sheffield also has a respected coaching history that backs his sense of determination with the team – he has won seven conference titles in twelve years as a head coach, including four in five seasons at the University of Dayton.Sheffield has stressed that his goal this spring is to raise his players’ consistency in effort and competition. He said while it is natural to panic when faced with adversity, the team needs to do a better job of responding positively to difficult situations.“You’re not only trying to get to know them and working on techniques, but you’re trying to get them to compete at a level that is absolutely necessary in this conference to be successful,” Sheffield said.Sheffield said he has already seen vast improvements in the players in slightly more than two weeks of spring practice.The Badgers started their spring schedule strongly by defeating Loyola March 16 by way of a 3-0 sweep. Wisconsin has two more home spring exhibition matches against UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee scheduled for this month. While the Badgers normally have only one spring match at the UW Field House, Sheffield said he wants to display the team’s improvement over a series of matches.Even after a surprising start to the fresh team-coach dynamic, the players have responded well to Sheffield’s arrival. Hickey said that he has shown sincere investment in his team, not only as volleyball players, but as students and people.Hickey also said he has shown a deep commitment to the program’s success and expects his players to be on board with that same approach.“He wants to win,” Hickey said. “He lets us know when we need to be doing better, but he also reassures us that we are working hard and lets us know that he cares.”last_img read more

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Pac-12 Tournament bracket: Full TV schedule, scores, results for 2020 basketball tournament

first_imgTeamOddsOregon3/2Arizona11/4Colorado4/1UCLA7/1USC10/1Arizona State12/1Stanford12/1Washington33/1Oregon State50/1Utah66/1Cal80/1Washington State80/1How to watch the Pac-12 Tournament liveThe Pac-12 Tournament can be watched exclusively on the Pac-12 Network in the first round before sharing coverage with Fox Sports 1 in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Coverage will pivot directly to FS1 for the semifinal games and championship game.Round 1Pac-12 NetworkQuarterfinalsFS1, Pac-12 NetworkSemifinalsFS1, Pac-12 NetworkPac-12 championship gameFS1CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT BRACKETS:B1G | SEC | ACC | B12 | Big East​2020 Pac-12 Tournament scheduleThe 2020 Pac-12 Tournament began Wednesday, March 11, and run through Saturday, March 14, taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nev. Below is the full schedule for the tournament:​Round 1: Wednesday, March 11 Time (ET)TV (national)Game 1: No. 8 Oregon State 71, No. 9 Utah 693 p.m.Pac-12 NetworkGame 2: No. 5 Arizona 77, No. 12 Washington 705:30 p.m.Pac-12 NetworkGame 3: No. 10 California 63, No. 7 Stanford 519 p.m.Pac-12 NetworkGame 4: No. 6 Colorado vs. No. 11 Washington State11:30 p.m.Pac-12 NetworkQuarterfinals: Thursday, March 12 Time (ET)TV (national)Game 5: No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 8 Oregon State3 p.m.Pac-12 NetworkGame 6: No. 4 USC vs. No. 5 Arizona5:30 p.m.Pac-12 NetworkGame 7: No. 2 UCLA vs. Game 3 winner9 p.m.Pac-12 NetworkGame 8: No. 3 Arizona State vs. Game 4 winner11:30 p.m.Fox Sports 1Semifinals: Friday, March 13 Time (ET)TV (national)Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner9 p.m.Pac-12 NetworkGame 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner11:30 p.m.Fox Sports 1Pac-12 championship game: Saturday, March 14 Time (ET)TV (national)Game 11: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner10:30 p.m.Fox Sports 1 MORE: Get the latest March Madness odds from Sports InsiderIf so, the Ducks will likely have to rely heavily on Payton Pritchard (20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game) to take them through the Pac-12 gauntlet that includes a host of potential NCAA Tournament teams.Here is the complete breakdown of the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament, from brackets, TV information and schedules:Pac-12 Tournament bracket 2020Oregon enters the Pac-12 Tournament as the 1-seed, followed by 2-seed UCLA, 3-seed Arizona State, 4-seed USC, 5-seed Arizona, 6-seed Colorado and 7-seed Stanford — all projected to make the NCAA Tournament per Ryan Fagan’s latest March Madness predictions.Below is the full seeding for the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament:SeedTeamRecord (Pac-12)No. 1Oregon23-7 (12-5)No. 2UCLA19-12 (12-6)No. 3Arizona State20-11 (11-7)No. 4USC22-9 (11-7)No. 5Arizona20-11 (10-8)No. 6Colorado21-10 (10-8)No. 7Stanford20-10 (9-8)No. 8Oregon State17-13 (7-11)No. 9Utah16-14 (7-11)No. 10Cal13-18 (7-11)No. 11Washington State15-16 (6-12)No. 12Washington15-16 (5-13)FAGAN: Sporting News March Madness projections 4.0Odds to win the Pac-12 TournamentTop-seed Oregon also claims the best odds, per SportsInsider.com, to win the Pac-12 Tournament. The Ducks (3/2) lead Arizona (11/4),Colorado (4/1) and UCLA (7/1) as teams with the top chances to claim the conference’s automatic berth to the NAA Tournament. Below are the full odds to win the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament, per SportsInsider.com: Oregon will seek to do something it hasn’t done since the 2015-16 college basketball season: win both the Pac-12 regular-season championship and Pac-12 Tournament.The Ducks (23-7, 12-5) have five conference tournament championships to their name, but only one of which (2016) came after winning the regular-season title. Can Dana Altman’s squad pull it off again?last_img read more

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