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Space and grandeur on offer in Sunnybank Hills

first_imgThe outdoor area at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills.Outside, there is sandstone paving, a built-in barbecue area and an outdoor kitchen on the covered patio. The property has two water features and the landscaping is by an award-winning landscape architect.The home is walking distance to nearby parks.Mrs Angus said the home was in a lovely, quiet neighbourhood. The property is being marketed by Eric Li and Fiona Tan of Ray White Sunnybank Hills. The kitchen at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills.The grand two-storey home has double front doors that open directly to the foyer and the statement staircase. There are formal living and dining rooms at the front of the home and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening out to both the courtyard and the covered patio.More 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 updated kitchen has stone benchtops, two island benches, an integrated fridge, two dishwashers and bevelled mirrored cupboard doors. The open-plan living area at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills.There is also a media room with a bar on the ground floor, along with a laundry, bathroom and bedroom with built-in robe.Upstairs, the master suite has two walk-in robes and a marble ensuite with bath, dual basins and bevelled mirrored drawers.The three other bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a family bathroom.center_img The home at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills.THIS architect-designed home is on 918sq m block with beautifully landscaped gardens and plenty of street appeal. Owners Katreena and Peter Angus built the home at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills and recently updated and painted the property inside and out.“It’s a Mediterranean-inspired home and it has that resort feel about it,” Mrs Angus said.“The home was designed for entertaining with wide corridors, high ceilings and very spacious interiors. You could easily fit 150 people in the backyard for entertaining.” last_img read more

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Danish roundup: Investors sue Morgan Stanley, Carnegie over OW Bunker

first_imgDenmark’s biggest pension fund is among 24 Danish institutional investors that have decided to sue banks Morgan Stanley and Carnegie in relation to the collapse of Danish shipping fuel company OW Bunker.ATP has filed the lawsuit as part of a consortium including units of PFA Pension, PenSam, Lærernes Pension and PensionDanmark. Other pension funds involved in the consortium are AP Pension, Unipension and Sampension.The funds are suing the two issuing banks for IPO prospectus liability.The Danish institutional investors lost DKK767m (€103m) after investing on in shares in the company “on the basis of a prospectus which was insufficient in material aspects”, ATP said. Tomas Krüger Andersen, ATP’s head of legal for investments, said: “The consortium has decided to extend the group of defendants to include the issuing banks Morgan Stanley and Carnegie.”This decision was based on new information in extensive exhibits from the bankruptcy estate, which the investors were only given access to this spring, he said.“We believe that the banks knew about OW Bunker’s speculative activities and that the banks contributed to misleading investors,” he said, adding that, against this background, ATP believed the banks may be liable to pay damages.Lawyers Bruun & Hjejle are representing the investors in the proceedings.In June 2015, the investors said they were suing OW Bunker itself. In April 2016, ATP said it had not decided whether to expand the suit.The action is pending before the Danish Eastern High Court.LD awards alternative credit mandateIn other news, Danish pension fund LD is expanding its allocation to alternatives through a DKK1.1bn alternative credit mandate to be run by US asset management firm Apollo.LD said its alternative investment allocation, which is now less than 5% of its overall assets, would increase substantially with the new mandate.Claus Buchwald Christjansen, LD’s CIO, said: “We have been talking to the American manager for a long time and chose them because they were simply the best suited, and at the same time enormously innovative in their ability to be able to manage liquidity and hedging of alternative credit investments.”LD said its demands regarding alternative credit investments were different from those of most other pension funds in Denmark. Firstly, the investments had to have a high level of cashflow, and secondly, the investment time horizon was significantly shorter than that normally seen in the sector.LD said it had designed a hedging portfolio with Apollo that would protect the investments against losses in the case of negative developments in financial markets.“In spite of that, we expect a relatively high return on these investments,” said Buchwald Christjansen.LD has total assets of around DKK43bn at the moment but this is expected to shrink to DKK25bn by 2024. It is a non-contributory pension fund based on a one-off sum transferred by the government in 1980. Half of its members have now passed the age of 60, when they can withdraw their assets.last_img read more

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Salina Speedway readies for Friday night battle

first_imgBy Larry Lowrey Jr.SALINA, Kan. – Weather has wreaked havoc on most local tracks this week. Salina Speedway is no different than any other track in Kansas. All week long, heavy rains have fallen on area tracks forcing them to work a little harder on getting prepped for this week’s event. Rain not only causes problems with the surface itself, but it also keeps workers from being able to do their jobs getting the track into racing shape.Don’t fear Salina Speedway fans, promoter Tommy Hendrickson and his crew have been at it all week long getting ready for the Friday, June 13 races. Between showers, crews have been working on a host of issues and seem to have them ready to roll when the track opens up this evening. On the lineup card this week at Salina Speedway fans will be seeing the BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Models, Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMods, AutoHouse Towing Mod Lites and the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks. Joe Cleveland, last year’s Modified champion, is catching fire at the moment. An impressive win last week puts him as the odds on favorite heading into this week. The Modified division is one of the most competitive divisions not only at Salina Speedway but all across the nation.Brian Knoell has been quiet after winning two features, Corey Lagroon has yet to crack into the win column and there are several other drivers that are ready to win. Will this be the week of another new feature winner or will we see another repeat winner?It’s been a few weeks since we have seen the Northern SportMods on the track. This division is chomping at the bit waiting to get back out and show the fans of Salina Speedway just why they are exciting to watch. Austin Carter has thrown a few wins together along with some top five’s and this has landed him at the front of the pack in the points.It’s still early in the season and fans know that drivers like Tyler Frye, Nate Ginest, Clay Money and a slew of others are going to be making a run at Carter before it’s all said and done. The race to the end of the season will be interesting to see since this division has so many different competitors.If you like wheel-to-wheel and door-to-door action, the Hobby Stock class has you covered. This division has been a pleasant surprise in 2014. Several drivers have put on great displays of driving, several different feature winners have been seen and this class is only promising to get better. Mike Traskowsky is the early season point leader, but the top 5 cars in the point standings are separated by a meager 12 points. The program gets underway with hot laps at 7:15 p.m. and heat races shortly after that.Adult admission is $10, with kids 15 and under free with a paid adult. All seniors 55 and up are half price with ID. All active and retired military are free with appropriate ID as well. Pit passes are $25.last_img read more

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Four Syracuse players invited to NFL Combine

first_imgQuarterback Ryan Nassib, wide receiver Alec Lemon, safety Shamarko Thomas and tackle Justin Pugh all have been invited to the NFL Combine. The combine begins Feb. 20 and runs through Feb. 26.Nassib and Pugh are both projected as mid-round picks with the chance to move into the first couple of rounds, while Thomas and Lemon are viewed as late-round prospects.Nassib threw for 3,749 yards and 26 touchdowns to go along with just 10 interceptions, while also guiding Syracuse to its second Pinstripe Bowl victory in three seasons. The quarterback was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly, who chooses its All-Americans based on who projects as the best professional player.Lemon has been Nassib’s favorite target over the three year’s Nassib spent as the starting quarterback. He became just third player in SU history with a 1,000-yard receiving season and set the Orange all-time record with 199 career catches.Thomas led Syracuse with 84 tackles last season. He also added a sack and two interceptions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPugh missed the first four games of the season with a shoulder injury and the Orange slumped to a 1-4 start. After his return, SU won seven of its last eight games and running back Jerome Smith finished the season with more than 1,000 yards after a slow start. Pugh blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher – Antwon Bailey and Delone Carter being the others – in each of his three seasons with Syracuse. Comments Published on February 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Related Stories Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh declares for NFL Draftcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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NCAA denies USC’s appeal of penalties

first_imgFootball season might be months away, but USC is already eliminated from contention to play in any postseason bowl or the inaugural Pac-12 championship game after the NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee upheld all penalties against the Trojans.“I am very disappointed, but I am not surprised,” USC athletic director Pat Haden said.The penalties against USC include a two-year postseason bowl ban and the loss of 30 scholarships over three years. In the appeal, the Trojans requested that the penalties be reduced to a one-year postseason bowl ban, and the forfeiture of 15 scholarships over three years.Daily Trojan file photoThe Trojans will serve the second year of the two-year postseason bowl ban during the 2011 football season.“I feel badly for our seniors who had two years of [postseason bowl bans], even though they had nothing to do with what went on,” Haden said.Haden stated that USC would accept the penalties, and not sue the NCAA.“We have decided to move on and make the most of our situation,” Haden said. “We disagree with the findings, but I do think that the [NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee] itself is fair-minded.”Haden made it clear the university takes responsibility for the infractions committed by the football program.“We have to look at ourselves in the mirror here,” Haden said. “We could have, and should have, done things better. We had a player [former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush] who knowingly did things wrong. We are not innocent here. We deserve some penalties, but it is the severity of the penalties that we think are unfair.”Haden expects that the 2004 BCS National Championship will be stripped, but that the Trojans will remain AP national champions for that year.Moving forward, Haden vowed to improve communication and relationship between the university and the NCAA.The Trojans held a brief team meeting Thursday morning, with USC coach Lane Kiffin telling his players to be smart with their social media reactions to the decision of the NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee.“We do not agree [with the findings], but we will deal with what we are dealt and move on,” junior quarterback Matt Barkley said.Barkley was confident that the team, which went 8-5 last season, would improve.“Ultimately, there have been a lot of changes that have been made from last year’s team to now in regards to the attitude that the majority of the guys have,” Barkley said. “I definitely think it will turn out better than it did last year.”last_img read more

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What is Wayne Rooney’s net worth and how much does the former England star earn?

first_img Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/17/1f/wayne-rooney_x4rk4pwxi3pc1ipb93bh69qcr.jpg?w=500&quality=80 Beyond his personal property investment and spending on things like cars and racehorses, Rooney seems to keep his business decisions pretty low key.In 2013, he was reported as being part of a partnership, along with cricketer Kevin Pietersen and businessman-turned-TV-personality Theo Paphitis, that invested in small businesses. As far as Rooney’s overall worth goes the sums were pretty low, with each party putting in around £200,000.Occasionally other interests pop up here and there. One that emerged in recent years was the backing of a hotel in Newcastle, which has been supported by a number of Newcastle United players past and present as well as a few other recognisable Premier League names. What charity work does Wayne Rooney do? Rooney’s boot sponsorship deal is with Nike and is reportedly worth £1m a year.Late in 2015, it was reported that Adidas were trying to snap Rooney up months after taking over the production of Manchester United’s kit, but that switch did not materialise.When Rooney was facing scrutiny for alleged infidelity in British newspapers in 2010, the Daily Mail estimated the value of his four main endorsement deals – with Nike, Harper Collins, EA Sports and Coca-Cola – was worth over £2.5m.Coca-Cola, however, ended its £600,000-a-year relationship with him amid the allegations.Slightly bizarrely, United also started to push players into spin-off movie trailers over the past couple of years – and none more so than Rooney while he was at the club.He was front and centre of an Independence Day: Resurgence promo and saw his ageing and downturn in form used to push the new Wolverine film in February 2017. How many social media followers does Wayne Rooney have?Clearly, Rooney’s fanbase have been keen to follow his adventures, as he boasts just under 15 million followers on Instagram.He also shares old throwback photos of himself and the old England team, as well as pictures of his wife Coleen and his children. Wayne Rooney forged a remarkable career ever since breaking onto the scene as a precocious 16-year-old in 2002, going on to break records with Manchester United and England.Nearly two decades in the Premier League, including a trophy-laden 13 years at Old Trafford, combined with a stint in Major League Soccer have ensured a rewarding lifestyle for the striker. Rooney was reportedly paid a basic wage of £250,000 a week at Manchester United that rose to £300,000 when the value of his commercial rights was accounted for.It was due to run until the summer of 2019, meaning Rooney could have continued to bank it to the tune of over £30 million in total, but instead he chose to take a pay cut to rejoin Everton in search of first-team football.At Everton, Rooney earned around £150,000 a week, though that is still a considerable outlay for the Toffees. His contract was so big, in fact, that United allowed him to leave on a free transfer rather than demanding a fee.It was widely agreed that Rooney was the highest-paid player in the Premier League until Paul Pogba bagged a contract said to be worth £290,000 a week in base salary.The MLS Player Association website indicates that Rooney earned $3.5m (£2.6m) a year as a Designated Player at D.C. United, which means he was earning in the region of $70,000 a week.And, according to the Sun, he is on a similar figure at Derby County, with the Championship club content to match the star’s wages in order to secure his services. How much does Wayne Rooney earn per minute/hour/day?If we take the figure of £2.6m to be Rooney’s annual salary at Derby, he will be earning approximately £50,000 a week and over £200,000 a month.His earnings work out at around £300 an hour, or £7,120 a day.TimeframeEarningsPer second£0.10Per minute£5Per hour£300Per day£7,120Per week£50,000Per month£220,000Per year£2.6m What sponsorship deals does Wayne Rooney have? Getty https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/b6/92/wayne-rooney-derby-county-2019-20_1o0agynzae3rm1px8uiilwt8ts.jpg?t=1643474095&w=500&quality=80 View this post on Instagram 💭 Playoffs it is! Thanks to all the fans for your continued support 👏🏼👍🏼 #DCUA post shared by Wayne Rooney (@waynerooney) on Oct 22, 2018 at 8:56am PDTHe boasts a further 24m likes on his official Facebook account, making him one of the most well-supported footballers on the platform, and over 17m on Twitter. What businesses does Wayne Rooney have? His status as one of England’s greatest ever players was sufficient to attract sponsors from across the planet and he has collaborated with a variety of industry brands.Now approaching the conclusion of his playing career and facing into the world of coaching, Goal takes a look at Rooney’s net worth, salary, sponsorships and more.ContentsWhat is Wayne Rooney’s net worth?What is Wayne Rooney’s salary?How much does Wayne Rooney earn per minute/hour/day?What sponsorship deals does Wayne Rooney have?How many social media followers does Wayne Rooney have?What businesses does Wayne Rooney have?What charity work does Wayne Rooney do? What is Wayne Rooney’s net worth?Net worth:£100mSource of wealth:Football contracts, endorsement deals, investmentsDate of Birth:October 24, 1985Country of birth:EnglandRooney’s net worth is estimated at around the £100 million ($130m) mark based on his career earnings so far.The Englishman had the chance to bolster his fortune massively by moving to the Chinese Super League a number of years ago, but chose to turn down that gold rush opportunity.Instead, a brief return to Everton transpired, which was followed by lucrative move to D.C. United in North America’s MLS, where he was one of the best paid players. What is Wayne Rooney’s salary? Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/ee/97/wayne-rooney_btjai1kbi9iazgl2mc9hjkis.jpg?w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/11/76/wayne-rooney_olzpma1s5o01xbk1l2s9uq1t.jpg?w=500&quality=80 Rooney works with a number of charities close to him and his wife, Coleen, in the north-west of England and they benefited hugely from the veteran’s Manchester United testimonial match in 2016.The Rooneys donated all of the £1.2m proceeds from the match against Everton to four organisations – the NSPCC, for whom Wayne is an ambassador, Claire House Children’s Hospice, Alder Hey Children’s Charity and the Manchester United Foundation.According to the Manchester Evening News , the Manchester United Foundation used the cash to set up a Wayne Rooney scholarship to help children from deprived areas go into further education.Through his own Wayne Rooney Foundation, Rooney hoped to raise £5m for various causes in 2017.On November 4 201, Rooney announced that he would be returning to the England team following his retirement  from the side in 2017 for a one-off appearance to raise money for the Wayne Rooney Foundation. He put on the Three Lions shirt one last time for the charity friendly fixture against the U.S. National Team on November 15 of that year.”I am truly humbled and hugely excited to play for England at Wembley again,” Rooney said in a statement to the FA. “I would like to thank Gareth Southgate and The FA for inviting me back and helping to support my Foundation in the process.”Playing for England was the greatest honour of my career – so winning my 120th, and final, cap will be a particularly special moment for me. It’s fitting that the match will be against the USA and I hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.”Footballers’ net worthLionel Messi net worthCristiano Ronaldo net worthNeymar net worthZlatan Ibrahimovic net worthMohamed Salah net worthAlex Morgan net worthRaheem Sterling net worthGareth Bale net worthPaul Pogba net worthDiego Maradona net worthDavid Beckham net worthMegan Rapinoe net worthHarry Kane net worthKylian Mbappe net worthThierry Henry net worthlast_img read more

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Isco magic wins Super Cup for Real Madrid

first_imgHaving missed much of last season’s run-in due to injury, Bale is fit again, but it was Casemiro who emerged as the unlikely main threat going forward for Real in the first half.The Brazilian midfielder almost opened the scoring in the 16th minute, getting in front of Matteo Darmian to head a Toni Kroos corner against the bar from six yards.The breakthrough came just past the midway point in the first half as Dani Carvajal was afforded the time to flight a ball over Victor Lindelof — another United debutant — for Casemiro to stretch and volley past David de Gea.De Gea, formerly a Madrid transfer target, then needed to intervene to save a Karim Benzema snap-shot that followed a driving run into the area by Luka Modric, as Zidane’s side were restricted to a one-goal lead at the break.Mourinho sent on Marcus Rashford for Jesse Lingard at the start of the second half, yet it was at the other end that the chances kept coming.De Gea repelled a Kroos piledriver but there was nothing he could do to stop Isco making it 2-0 in the 52nd minute.Surrounded by red shirts just inside the area, Isco escaped their attentions by playing a one-two with Bale before coolly finishing past De Gea.Bale then struck the bar, and all this was going on without Ronaldo, who appeared from the bench to warm-up, raising hysterical cheers from the sizeable number of locals with sympathies for the Spanish side.United had a mountain to climb and were not helped when Lukaku blazed over after Keylor Navas pushed a Pogba header into his path.Lukaku did not make the same mistake twice, converting the rebound when a Nemanja Matic drive was not convincingly dealt with by Navas, but the goalkeeper redeemed himself with a vital late save to deny Rashford.And Real, with Ronaldo on for the closing stages, held out.Share on: WhatsApp Skopje, Macedonia | AFP | A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje on Tuesday.Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer’s night in the Balkans and Isco doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half after a one-two with Gareth Bale.The gulf in class between Madrid — for whom Cristiano Ronaldo appeared as a late substitute — and Europa League winners United that Jose Mourinho had feared was all too evident and it looked like the Spaniards would go on to win by a wider margin.But Romelu Lukaku pulled one back just past the hour, marking his competitive debut for United with a goal and sparking a big improvement from the Premier League club in the final stages.It was to no avail, with Zinedine Zidane’s side winning this trophy for the second year running and the fourth time overall. It is the eighth time in nine years that a Spanish club has won the Super Cup.“It is all down to hard work. We know there is a lot of talent in this team and there is so much hunger too, they always want more,” said Zidane after lifting more silverware.“Today was an almost perfect match, and the first half was spectacular.”Real Madrid celebrates after winning the Super Cup.– Bale handed start –While Ronaldo started on the bench for Madrid having only commenced pre-season training at the weekend, Bale was included in the first XI.United boss Mourinho caused a stir on Monday when he claimed he would make a bid to take the Welshman to Old Trafford if he were not a starter at the Philip II Arena.Despite the presence of £75 million ($97 million) signing Lukaku up front, with Paul Pogba behind, United often gave the impression that they could do with some extra inspiration in the final third.last_img read more

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UMBC’s NCAA fairytale ends but memories will last forever

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The fairytale came to an end Sunday night in a 50-43 loss to No. 9 Kansas State — heartbreaking because it was a game UMBC could have won, but still satisfying because the Retrievers touched so many people by accomplishing what many thought was impossible.“We put our name on the map. We gave hope to teams that come to the tournament with lower seeds,” said senior guard K.J. Maura. “I think we gave hope to guys that are not even that tall like me. People that feel like they are underdogs in their life, I think we gave hope to everything they want to do in life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkStephen Curry noticed the team and sent UMBC the sneakers the team wore against Kansas State. The Golden State Warriors had his Curry 5s, which are in limited release, and other swag sent to the team. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams declared the Retrievers “Surgeon General approved” and posted a photo of himself on Facebook wearing a sweatshirt from his alma mater.NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers tweeted to UMBC guard Joe Sherburne, who claims to be Rodgers’ biggest fan. And for a team addicted to the video game “Fortnite,” their dreams were made when Ninja, a popular gamer who recently played against rapper Drake and JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers, FaceTimed with the team early Sunday. Perpetual Help snaps 3-game skid, eliminates AMA Sherburne said Odom relayed stories from friends who had texted or called from outside the country to rave about UMBC. Near tears after an 0-for-9 shooting night, Sherburne found consolation in the joy UMBC brought to so many.“From when we beat Vermont until the last two hours were the greatest time of my life,” Sherburne said. “What we did, everyone in here, it’s the greatest time of our lives.”Odom arrived at UMBC two years ago and inherited a team accustomed to losing. He told them he was going to get them to .500 that first year; they thought he was joking. But slowly the culture changed and the Retrievers did everything Odom told them they could accomplish.And then some.“When I got here, first we were a four-win team that year, and then the next year we went on to win seven games,” said graduate student Jairus Lyles. “Then Coach Odom and his staff came in, we won 21 games and this year we had a tremendous season.”Odom doesn’t know how far the UMBC program can grow. Those four letters are now synonymous with the biggest upset in college basketball history, but it’s a long way from becoming a basketball school.“UMBC is a unique place — lot of high achieving kids on campus,” Odom said. “We want guys that want to be great from a basketball perspective and want to play after college. But, at the same time, we want folks that are highly motivated academically that want to do great things past basketball. Because the air goes out of the ball at some point for everybody.” Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UMBC’s Arkel Lamar, Jourdan Grant and K.J. Maura, from right, embrace as they leave the court in the closing moments of the team’s 50-43 loss to Kansas State in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UMBC’s improbable run through the NCAA Tournament was brief. The statement the Retrievers made and their place in history is forever.For one weekend in March, the tiny commuter school from Baltimore known for its academics and championship-winning chess team captured the hearts of the college basketball world and beyond. UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 in March Madness, a victory over Virginia that made the Retrievers the ultimate Cinderella.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “They play with passion, they play with heart, they play together,” coach Ryan Odom said. “We do things together for one another, and obviously when you have a big win like that (over Virginia) and it’s so shocking, you know, people love to see that. They love to see the upset.“And our guys handled it with grace and understood the circumstances. They weren’t pounding their chests or anything. They expected to be here and expected to compete.”When UMBC returned to the locker room following its ouster, Odom had written just one word on the whiteboard. The Retrievers needed a buzzer-beating 3 against Vermont to win their conference title and make the NCAA Tournament, but they showed up believing they could beat Virginia, and the same about Kansas State.So Odom simply penned “Proud” on the board for his players.“Just very proud of these kids and what they’ve been able to do as the representatives that they are for our university,” Odom said. “Just captured our country and beyond, to be honest, from a sporting perspective and it’s really, really neat to see.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Balotelli warning: Mario will throw a spanner in the works at Liverpool, says Reds hero

first_imgLiverpool hero Steve Nicol has warned Mario Balotelli’s arrival could ruin everything Liverpool have done over the last two seasons.The Italian looks set to join the Reds after AC Milan announced he was leaving the club on Thursday, with a reported £16million deal in the pipeline.It’s a move which has got many on the red half of Merseyside excited, but there have also been calls for the club to be wary due to the 24-year-old’s disruptive behaviour in the past.And Nicol believes all the good work manager Brendan Rodgers has done in his two years in charge at Anfield could be undone if the Italian does complete his transfer.He told Extra Time: “I would say there is a 75% chance Mario Balotelli will make a mess of it and a 25% chance this could be the greatest thing that’s ever happened.“This is a guy who, as great a player as he is or can be, all the teams he has been with can’t wait to get rid of him. Jose Mourinho couldn’t handle him at Inter Milan, Man City couldn’t wait to get rid of him and AC Milan can’t wait to get rid of him. This will have to be some turnaround.“I actually said when Daniel Sturridge joined I wasn’t quite sure [about him] so I’m not going to say it isn’t going to work but, if I’m a betting man, I’m betting he’s going to throw a spanner in the works of everything Liverpool have done.“This is a guy who goes to the beat of me, myself and I. He is only interested in himself and that is not what Liverpool has been built on.”last_img read more

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City has its fill of public storage units

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Pico Rivera has at least seven large public storage facilities that provide about 4,500 units, more than its neighbor cities of Whittier, Montebello, Santa Fe Springs and La Mirada. Maybe it’s time for a change in land usage? That’s what City Council officials believe, and last week the panel voted unanimously to extend a two-year-old moratorium due to expire Friday on all new business permits for public storage facilities. Land is simply too precious in the city to tie up with storage facilities instead of using it for housing or tax-generating retail establishments, said City Councilman Ron Beilke. He cited a piece of “prime land” on Washington Boulevard where a storage facility went in as “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” “That didn’t seem right in a city where we don’t have a lot of real estate left,” Beilke added. Storage facilities are on nearly every major Pico Rivera boulevard, including Whittier, Washington and Beverly boulevards, city officials said. “The area does seem to be saturated with them,” said Scott Wike, who manages Allstate Self Storage. “We don’t need any more competition.” Two years ago, the council imposed a temporary ban on all new storage facilities, which became an attractive investment for companies during the 1990s, said Councilman Gregory Salcido. “As long as they were in the industrial zone, that was an approved use,” he said. Montebello adopted a similar moratorium about a decade ago, pretty much for the same reasons as Pico Rivera, said Councilman William Molinari. “We were seeing a proliferation of storage places so we nipped it in the bud,” he said. “Although it creates convenience for residents, it has no financial benefit to the city.” Montebello has three public storage centers, he added. Whittier does not forbid the facilities, but officials allow them only on land where housing and retail developments cannot be built, Assistant City Manager Nancy Mendez said. “Land is at a premium in Whittier as well,” she said, adding that Whittier currently has six storage facilities. The city recently approved a new facility, but it will be built on a railroad right-of-way on Lambert Road “that we couldn’t imagine any other use for,” she said. La Mirada has just one storage facility, so the city has never contemplated a moratorium on such businesses, said City Manager Andrea Travis. The facilities also are not a problem in Santa Fe Springs, said City Manager Fred Latham. “We have specific areas where they can be located,” he said. “But I am very empathetic to the concerns Pico Rivera has because they do take up valuable space in the community.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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