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First look at Gold Coast property selling season

first_img79-81 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters was one of 17 lots to go to auction. Photo: supplied by Diakrit.LUXURY homes and development sites have gone under the hammer in one of the first Gold Coast auction events.A stable of 17 properties were up for auction at the Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents Auction Showcase at the Palazzo Versace. Amir Mian auction showcaseDespite up to 25 registered bidders for the event and a diverse range of property stock, just one property sold under the hammer. Bidding on a suburban Southport residence started at $400,000 before it was called on the market and sold for $610,000. The two-storey residence features a Mediterranean inspired guest house. 33 Palm Ave, Surfers Paradise attracted plenty of Chinese buyer interest.Bidding on a vacant lot at Surfers Paradise inched slowly along, with one bidder offering increments of $1000, before it was ultimately held over at $800,000.“At that site, the bidders are at $800,000 and the sellers are at $950,000 so it’s close,” said Mr Mian, who will now assist negotiations behind closed doors for the 16 remaining properties.“In the next fourteen days we will see where we end up, hopefully there is a medium somewhere.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoIt was called on the market at $610,000.“The positive is that 90 per cent of the properties had bidders,” principal Amir Mian said,“Bidders are around five to 10 per cent shy from where the sellers are, so sellers are digging their heels in and so are the buyers.”Mr Mian had said his event would be a “litmus test” of the current Gold Coast property market and how it would move in 2018.“Two things can happen from here next year, either buyers will come up and meet the sellers, or the sellers have to adjust to the market,” he said.“What the sellers need to do now is look at where the market is.” It offers spacious living with river and skyline views.But Mr Mian said the event showed an improvement in bidder activity compared to the last six months.“On the development and land lots, the majority of bidders were Chinese,” he said, “Around 20 per cent of them were from interstate, we had someone from Canberra, we had someone from Melbourne, we had someone from Sydney.”The team is now preparing for another auction showcase in January, planned to coincide with the end of school holidays, interstate market interest and the Chinese New Year. 18 Egerton St, Southport was the sole property to sell under the hammer.last_img read more

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Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later, study finds

first_imgCNN News 6 August 2018Teens who used e-cigarettes and hookah were up to four times more likely to use marijuana later, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California surveyed 2,668 students at 10 public high schools in Los Angeles beginning in fall 2013, when they were 14 years old and in ninth grade. The students answered a paper-and-pencil, phone or internet survey that asked whether they had ever used (or had used in the past 30 days) e-cigarettes, combustible cigarettes or a hookah water pipe. They were also asked whether they had used any type of marijuana product. The use of less popular tobacco products such as smokeless tobacco and cigars was not studied.In a followup survey in fall 2015, when the students were 16 years old and in 11th grade, the survey asked whether they had used three types of marijuana products: combustible, vaped or edible. The researchers found that the students who had tried e-cigarettes when they were freshmen had a more than three-fold greater likelihood of ever using marijuana and using marijuana in the past 30 days than students who hadn’t tried e-cigs.“When we were thinking about this topic, we were kind of just reflecting on the fact that we have more tobacco products on the market now than ever,” said Janet Audrain-McGovern, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and lead author of the study. “And we’ve seen cigarette smoking decline among young people, but we’ve seen increase in use of these other tobacco products. At the same time, we’ve also seen in many areas of the country a lessening of the restrictions surrounding marijuana use.”READ MORE: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/06/health/vape-hookah-marijuana-teens-study/index.htmllast_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Weekend Softball Results

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs came up short against The Rushville Lady Lions in Varsity play 5-3 and 18-4 in JV action on Friday (5-8).BHS vs. Rushville Varsity Softball (5-8)BHS vs. Rusjville JV Softball (5-8)The Lady Bulldogs dropped the doubleheader games with The Greenfield Central Cougars 7-0 and 4-1.BHS vs. GFC-Game 1 (5-9)BHS vs. GFC-Game 2 (5-9)Batesville will return to action on Monday (5-11) at Rising Sun to battle The Lady Shiners.  1st Pitch will be at 5:30 PM.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Strong Showing At EIAC Track Meet

first_imgIt was a perfect night for a track meet! Temperature was great, not much wind, and no rain in site! The Batesville Bulldogs took advantage of it and had some incredible performances.The guys captured the Conference Title as they outscored theiropponents by just over 20 points and continue their undefeated season. The Bulldogs put together a score of 155 points to Rushville’s 134.5. East Central was third with 87, followed by Connerville-65, Franklin County 51, Greensburg 46, South Dearborn 43and Lawrenceburg 24.Despite some adversity on the girls side and finding out this week that 3 varsity girls would be out because of injury, the other girls stepped up their game and put together some awesome performances. Seeded to receive 3rd place, the lady Bulldogs were just 3 points shy of a conference championship and proudly accept the runner up honors. Just outscoring the Bulldogs were the East Central Trojans with 134 points to Batesville’s 131. (Batesville was only seeded to score 112 points!) They were followed by Greensburg with 127.5, Connersville 80.5, Franklin County 52.5, Rushville 50.5, South Dearborn 21.5 and Lawrenceburg 8.5.  BBatesville also proudly claimed the guys MVP awardgiven to Peter Heil! Peter had a stellar night winning in all 3 of his individual events, the 110 hurdles with a personal best of 15.43, the 300m hurdles, also with a personal best of 40.21, the long jump with another personal best of 20’9.25″ and was a part of the 4 x 400 relay which ran a personal best of 3:30 and coming in second place by 1/2 a second.Batesville also had some other individual conference champions on the night. They were: Connor Bell in the 800m run (2:03.55),Clare Bruns in the 300m hurdles with a PR (49.10), Kelsey Gausman in the 800m run (2:28.37), the boys 4 x 800 team of Garrett Yorn, Caleb Moster, Cole Nuhring and Connor Bell, both the boys and girls 4 x 100m relay of Jacob Koehne, Tanner Ayette, Garrett Yorn, Michael Tunny and Madeleine Robben, Haylee Harmeyer, Mary Elizabeth Elkins, Clare Bruns, and the girls 4 x 400m relay of Haylee Harmeyer, Madeleine Robben, Mary Elizabeth Elkins and Clare Bruns with a PR (4:13.00).Just missing out as Conference Champions by less than a second, but breaking their own school record by another 3.5 seconds was the girls 4 x 800 team of Mary Poltrack, Maria Wessel, Sarah Poltrack and Kelsey Gausman. (10:07.32).Batesville also had several other runner up awards to hand out and they went to:Clare Bruns-100m hurdlesTanner Ayette-100m dash and 200m dashMichael Tunny-400m dashMary Elizabeth Elkins-400m dash and long jumpMadeleine Robben-200m dashCaleb Moster-3200m runMary Poltrack-3200m runSamantha Heidlage-shot putBoys 4 x 400 team of Garrett Yorn, John Moody, Peter Heil and Michael Tunny3rd place finishers were:Caleb Moster-1600m runJohn Moody-400m dashAlison Muckerheide-long jumpKevin Bedel-high jump4th place went to:Jessica Wagers-pole vaultLuke Forbeck-discusTimothy Tunny-high jump5th place finshers were:Haylee Harmeyer-100m dash and 200m dashGrant Meyers-1600m runKelsey Gausman-1600m runGarrett Wagner-300m hurdlesCole Nuhring-800m runMichael Tunny-200m dashScoring in 6th place:Samantha Heidlage-discusKevin Bedel-discusMaria Wessel-3200m runChris Riffle-3200m runMaddie Pierson-400m dashSarah Poltrack-1600m runJacob Koehne-100m dashGarrett Wagner-110m hurdlesThere were no 7th place finishers for Batesville, but finishing out the scoring in 8th place were:Emma Gausman-800m runRobert Strobel-pole vaultAvni Patel-shot putAgain, as the weather was beautiful for a track meet, there were a plethora of personal records turned in by the Bulldogs and they were:110/100m hurdles-Peter Heil and Clare Bruns100m dash-Tanner Ayette200m dash-Madeleine Robben, Haylee Harmeyer300m hurdles-Peter Heil and Clare Bruns400m dash-Mary Elizabeth Elkins800m run-Emma Gausman1600m run-Caleb Moster and Grant Meyers3200m run-Chris Riffle, Mary Poltrack and Maria WesselLong Jump-Peter Heil, Alison MuckerheideShot Put-Avni PatelDiscus-Luke Forbeck4 x 800 splits of Mary Poltrack and the whole team’s total time4 x 400 splits of Garrett Yorn, Madeleine Robben and Clare Bruns as well as both team’s (boys and girls) total team timeThe Bulldogs are looking strong as both teams now head into Sectional competition next week. The girls compete Tuesday at Franklin County and the boys’ Sectional is Thursday at East Central. Best of luck!The JV Track and Field team will finish out their season this Saturday as they compete in the JV Conference meet at South Dearborn. Action begins at 10am.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

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West Ham defender Zabaleta wants to retire at Espanyol

first_img “I am quite clear that I am leaving England when my contract with West Ham ends – then I will make a decision personally and professionally,” Zabaleta told Radio Continental, via La Razon. Read Also: Valencia seek loan move for Chelsea goalkeeperHe then moved to West Ham in 2017 on a free transfer where he has clocked up 80 matches to date, but has featured in just 10 Premier League matches so far this campaign.The full-back won 58 caps for Argentina but has not been involved in the international setup since 2016.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta wants to return to Espanyol this summer as a free agent to play for the club again before he retires. The 35-year-old spent three seasons at the Catalan club between 2005 and 2008 after his move from San Lorenzo, helping them to the Copa del Rey title in 2006 and UEFA Cup – where they lost to Sevilla on penalties – the following year.Advertisement Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Existcenter_img “We want to live with my family in Barcelona. Now I am at that stage when you have days that you think about going on for a couple of years or sometimes when a boy in training ruins and you think about retiring.” Zabaleta is most well known for his nine-year stint at Manchester City after he left Catalonia – helping the club to win two Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014, making 333 first-team appearances under various managers. Loading… last_img read more

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Wenger backs Theo to bounce back

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in no doubt that England forward Theo Walcott has the character to return “as strong as ever” from the knee injury which shattered his World Cup dream. Wenger, though, is confident Walcott’s “balanced” personality can help him recover fully from such a devastating setback. “Theo is handling it as well as you can when you have had such a shock because he is mentally strong, is very balanced as a person and he can put it into perspective,” Wenger said on Arsenal Player. “We know that he will have the dedication and the serious attitude to come back as strong as ever.” Wenger added: “He has surgery and then it’s rehab. You know that it is six months and that you hope it all goes well. The only thing I can say is it’s very sad news for us and above all for him.” Despite Wenger’s positive rhetoric for the future, the Gunners boss concedes the serious injury to Walcott removes a potent weapon in his team’s attack, with the former Southampton man having netted five goals since his return from a stomach injury. “We lost a very talented player, a very intelligent player and a player who was just grabbing his form again,” the Arsenal manager continued. “From game to game he became more influential, you have seen a complete player. “He can always decide a game through a final ball or through a goal. Sometimes in the same game he does both. The 24-year-old is set to be sidelined for six months after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage when making a defensive tackle in the FA Cup third-round win over Tottenham on Saturday. Walcott’s loss is a major blow for both club and country, with the pacy forward set to have been a key part of England manager Roy Hodgson’s plans in Brazil this summer. “I felt against Tottenham he had a very convincing performance because he integrates well our style of play as he has been here for so many years now. “When we combine at a high pace he is involved in it because he understands exactly what we want to do.” Arsenal will now have to plan for the rest of the campaign without the electric pace of Walcott, but the imminent return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from his own five-month lay-off with a knee injury and the emergence of German starlet Serge Gnabry – said to have sparked interest from Borussia Dortmund – does provide Wenger with options. Wenger said: “It has been five months where he has been completely out, so that means he is fresh and that should give us a boost.” Arsenal are understood to be looking to bring in back-up for lead striker Olivier Giroud during the transfer window, although Wenger concedes pushing through a big-money transfer such as Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa – at this time of the season – is historically difficult. “[Walcott’s injury] has accelerated speculation first and of course my desire as well – but let’s not forget about Serge Gnabry who can play in the first team,” the Arsenal manager added. “We have Oxlade-Chamberlain back and we have many other players who can play on the flanks so to find better solutions than what we have internally will not be easy. “Up front we lose Theo as a potential central forward and that’s maybe where we have to look outside, but we hopefully have (Nicklas) Bendtner back in three weeks. “We are there for the opportunities, but it is very difficult at the moment.” Wenger revealed midfielder Aaron Ramsey and defender Kieran Gibbs were “very close” to making comebacks, although captain Thomas Vermaelen is doubtful because of a knee injury sustained in the FA Cup tie against Spurs. Arsenal could be usurped at the top of the table by title rivals Chelsea and then Manchester City before they kick off at Aston Villa on Monday night. Midfielder Tomas Rosicky, however, maintains the Gunners have the maturity to last the distance through to May. “This team has more experience than it did in the past. We have [Per] Mertesacker – and[Mesut] Ozil, who won things in Madrid – and the other experienced boys like Mikel [Arteta] and [Mathieu] Flamini,” the Czech playmaker said. “Plus the English boys are not kids anymore, they gained experience through the years of playing here, so that is why I think we have the maturity to do it this year.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Moyes men frustrate Gunners

first_imgArsenal were denied a return to top spot in the Barclays Premier League after Manchester United battled to a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium. Chances were at a premium between the two sides, with the best coming in the opening minutes as former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, now in the United camp, and home striker Olivier Giroud should both have scored. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny pushed a bullet header from the Holland forward against the crossbar in the second half of a match which ultimately failed to live up to its billing, leaving Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea still top of the league. Press Association Arsenal were looking to return to the top of the table following Chelsea’s draw at West Brom, and boss Arsene Wenger made two changes in the wake of the 5-1 mauling at Liverpool, with Tomas Rosicky and Kieran Gibbs starting. Wenger’s men had been caught sleeping by Liverpool’s fast start on Saturday, and they were almost behind within the opening minute again, as they were at Anfield, when Arteta gave the ball away on the edge of the penalty area. However, Van Persie, so prolific in the season before he left the Emirates Stadium, scuffed his shot and Szczesny got down to save. Arsenal then went on the offensive, with a goal-bound shot from Jack Wilshere blocked before Giroud headed wide from five yards following the resulting corner. A 20-yard strike from Rosicky spiralled up off the back of United captain Nemanja Vidic, who is set to leave at the end of the season, and almost wrong-footed goalkeeper David De Gea. Van Persie beat the offside trap after 17 minutes down the left channel, but then made a complete hash of his cross, which flew through the penalty area and out of play on the far side. The tempo of the match dropped before Giroud cracked a 20-yard effort high and wide following a good spell of Arsenal pressure. There was a brief stoppage when home left-back Gibbs needed treatment following a heavy fall after making a header in the United box – which left Red Devils manager Moyes fuming after play was correctly called back by referee Mark Clattenburg. United’s Brazilian full-back Rafael then also had to be treated after coming off worse in a 50/50 challenge with Giroud. Cazorla crashed a 20-yard shot into the back of Wilshere as the first half fizzled out. United were forced into a change at the start of the second half as struggling Rafael was replaced by Rio Ferdinand, who made his first Premier League appearance since November. Having been frustrated by United’s determined midfield display, Arsenal almost snatched the lead after 61 minutes when Valencia’s headed clearance under the crossbar thwarted Koscielny. Szczesny was then quick off his line to head clear as Van Persie closed in on the Arsenal penalty area. Both sides made a change as the match entered the final 15 minutes, as United replaced Juan Mata with Adnan Januzaj and Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came on for Rosicky. Arsenal were close again when Sagna’s right-wing cross was just ahead of Giroud as he raced in at the near post. With 10 minutes left, Van Persie could have won it when he met a floated cross from Rooney at the far post with his powerful header, from which Szczesny produced his heroics. There was time for De Gea and Cazorla to have their personal battle in the late stages, but neither side had really done enough to earn victory. David Moyes’ visitors were almost gifted a lead inside the first minute when Mikel Arteta gave the ball away to Van Persie, but the one-time Arsenal skipper saw his scuffed shot saved. French forward Giroud headed an Arsenal corner wide from inside the six-yard box in what was an electric start. However, the tempo of the match then dropped, with only a deflected effort from Tomas Rosicky causing United goalkeeper David De Gea some concern during the lull. United – looking to make up ground on the top four following their 2-2 draw at home with Fulham – continued to frustrate Arsenal with a determined midfield display, closing down space quickly when not on the ball. When Arsenal did get into second gear as the hour passed, Antonio Valencia cleared a header off the line from Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny. Giroud just could not get on the end of a great cross from right-back Bacary Sagna before, at the other end, Szczesny tipped a bullet header from Van Persie against the frame of the goal. De Gea twice saved from Santi Cazorla during the closing stages as Arsenal pressed for a winner, but each team had to be content with a point. United made two changes following the disappointment of the Fulham result, as Tom Cleverley and Valencia came in, while midfielder Marouane Fellaini was on the bench following a long lay-off with a groin problem. last_img read more

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Ferguson backs Giggs for United job

first_img The club’s former manager is set to have a say in who succeeds David Moyes on a full-time basis, with Giggs handed the position on an interim role until the end of the season. United are believed to see Giggs as a potential manager of the club a few years down the line, but they are currently searching for a more experienced successor to Moyes, which could mean a boss of the calibre of Louis van Gaal or Carlo Ancelotti. But many United fans want 40-year-old Giggs to take the role on now despite his lack of managerial experience. Ferguson is convinced the player he brought through the United ranks over two decades ago has the qualities required to take charge of the first team. The Scot said at a function earlier this week, according to the Daily Telegraph: “I think that he is the one man they should go to really. “He’s got 20-odd years of experience at Manchester United. I signed him as a kid at 13 years of age. He’s gone through the gamut of emotions at the club – he’s experienced all the highs and lows. He knows exactly what’s needed to be a Manchester United player and I was so pleased he brought Paul Scholes back in, and Nicky Butt of course – two great professionals.” Ferguson, who stepped down at the end of last season and played a key role in bringing in Moyes, can see the likes of Giggs, Scholes and Butt having long-term senior positions at Old Trafford. He added: “It’s a very difficult industry to say you can have succession planning. But in the case of what we were doing in the last few years, with bringing Nicky Butt into the fold, Ryan into the fold, Paul Scholes into the fold, and Gary Neville was offered a position but he decided to go into television. He could easily come back.” Ferguson, who played a key part in knocking Liverpool off their perch following their success during the 1980s, was immediately consulted when Giggs took the job. “He was the first person I picked up the phone to,” Giggs said on Friday. Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs is ready to lead Manchester United. “Why wouldn’t I? He’s been everything you can as a manager – a young manager, an experienced manager, a successful manager. “He’s given me advice and told me he’s always at the end of the phone so that has given me a lot of comfort. It’s good to know I can turn to the manager if I ever need him.” Giggs intends to use his time as manager to prove he is good enough to take the position on a full-time basis. The Welshman did not look out of his depth when he addressed the media for the first time since being appointed. Giggs, who has been taking his UEFA Pro Licence exams, is pledging to bring back the style of play that United are renowned for – a high-tempo game of rapid attacking football and clinical finishing. “I’ve got a chance to show what I can do and what I am capable of as a manager in a short space of time,” said Giggs, whose first game in charge is against Norwich on Saturday. Giggs appears open to the idea of talking with the board about taking charge, or at least having some sort of role within the new coach’s set-up, in the summer. “It can happen [young managers getting the job]. That’s not something I’m thinking about at the moment,” Giggs said. “That’s another conversation to be had in three weeks, six weeks or whenever in the future.” Every word that came out of Giggs’ mouth on Friday was music to the ears of the fans who had become disgruntled with life under Moyes – the man who left the club seventh in the league and out of the Champions League for next season, the first time they have missed out in almost two decades. Although the club press officer mistakenly introduced Giggs as “David” at the start of the media conference, there was little mention of the Scot at Carrington. The message on Friday was clear – United have moved on from Moyes. A compensation package has been agreed, the prominent members of his backroom staff are gone and journalists were forbidden from asking questions about him. “My philosophy is the Manchester United philosophy,” said Giggs, who won 13 Premier League titles under Ferguson. “I want players to play with passion, speed, tempo and be brave with imagination, all the things that are expected of a Manchester United player. “I want to see goals, tackles, players taking players on and getting the crowd up. “I want the passion that should come with being a Manchester United player. “I want the players to enjoy themselves and give the fans something to smile about in the remaining four games. “It’s been a frustrating season and I want to end it on a high. “The stadium will be bouncing.” Giggs has collected a total of 35 winner’s medals since signing a professional contract with the club in 1990. “This club is all about winning trophies,” said Giggs, who has played a record 962 times for United. “We’ve not managed to do that this season but we’ve had seasons like that in the past and always come back. “That’s the thing about this club. We always come back and we will.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson plans to enter the NBA draft. Wesson announced in a tweet that he would forego his final year of eligibility and declare for the draft. Analysts have projected him as a second-round pick. Wesson can sign with an agent for exploratory purposes and still protect his final year of eligibility. He has until June 3 to make a decision.In other college basketball news:— Gonzaga and Michigan were the standouts in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks. Gonzaga was a No. 1 seed in both brackets released today by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida. Michigan was a 1-seed for the men and a 3-seed for the women. Arizona State was the only other school to appear in the top 16 of both brackets. The report focused primarily on each team’s Graduation Success Rate and Academic Progress Rate scores for seeding purposes.— North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham is joining the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee that selects the field for the 68-team NCAA Tournament. Cunningham is UNC’s first-ever appointee. He begins a five-year term in September and replaces Duke athletics director Kevin White, whose term ends Aug. 31.MLB-OBIT-FARMER The 149th edition of the Open Championship is scheduled to take place July 16-19. The last time the Open wasn’t played was in 1945 because of World War II.The R&A released a short statement in response to media speculation about the staging of the event. Chief executive Martin Slumbers says the “process is taking some time to resolve” because of a range of external factors.On Wednesday, Wimbledon was canceled for the first time since World War II. The All England Club announced Wednesday after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis will not be held in 2020.In other developments related to the pandemic:— The Senior PGA Championship in Michigan has been canceled. The PGA of America says it based its decision on Michigan’s stay-at-home order that was enacted March 23. The Senior PGA in Benton Harbor, Michigan, was to be played May 21-24. It will be held next year at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It will return to Benton Harbor the following year. Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 70.The White Sox said he died Wednesday night in Los Angeles following complications from an illness.A native of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and a graduate of St. Rita High on Chicago’s South Side, Farmer was 30-43 with a 4.30 ERA and 75 saves while pitching for eight teams over 11 seasons. He was an All-Star for the White Sox in 1980, when he saved 30 games — then a club record.Farmer joined Chicago’s radio booth on a part-time basis in 1991 and became a full-time analyst in 1992 alongside play-by-play announcer John Rooney. He assumed play-by-play duties in 2006 and completed his 29th season in 2019. — There will be a full week of the Masters on television, even though this year’s tournament has been postponed. ESPN and CBS Sports will broadcast the final rounds of some of the more significant Masters. ESPN starts it off at 3 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday with the final round from 1986. That’s arguably the most popular Masters of all, when Jack Nicklaus shot 30 on the back nine to win his sixth green jacket at age 46. On Sunday starting at 12:30 p.m., CBS will show the entire round from last year. That’s when Woods completed his comeback from back surgeries to win his fifth green jacket.— The Atlanta Braves are marking what would have been opening day at Truist Park with a virtual “At Home” opener. The team will host a 90-minute, online celebration Friday that features interviews with manager Brian Snitker, general manager Alex Anthopoulos and star first baseman Freddie Freeman as well as messages from other Braves players. The “At Home” opener will serve as a lead-in to Fox Sports South airing a replay of the Braves′ 2019 home opener against the Chicago Cubs.— Former baseball All-Star Jim Edmonds says he tested positive for the new coronavirus and for pneumonia. Edmonds says in a video posted on Instagram that he is symptom free now and doing “really well.” He thanked people for their well wishes. The 49-year-old played 17 major league seasons from 1993-2010, mostly for the California and Los Angeles Angels and St. Louis Cardinals. He hit 393 home runs.— The New England Patriots’ private team plane is returning to Boston from China carrying more than one million masks critical to health care providers fighting to control the spread of the coronavirus. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker secured the N95 masks but had no way of getting them to the U.S. Team owner Robert Kraft stepped in and offered the plane. The Boeing 767 painted in the team’s colors and logo is usually used to carry the team to and from NFL games.— A survey of more than 100 athletic directors across the country finds deep concern for academics and athletic department finances amid the pandemic. Some 75 percent say they are concerned about a drop in donations and nearly as many are worried about ticket sales and money that comes from games and other fan events. CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to two-year contract extensions with forward Matthew Highmore and goaltender Kevin Lankinen. The first year of each extension is a two-way deal. Highmore’s agreement has an average annual value of $725,000, and Lankinen’s extension carries an average annual value of $800,000.The 24-year-old Highmore has turned into a reliable depth forward for Chicago. He has two goals and four assists in a career-high 36 games this season. Lankinen is still looking for his NHL debut, but he could compete for the backup role with the Blackhawks next season.The Blackhawks also announced that forwards Evan Barratt and Andrei Altybarmakyan have agreed to entry-level contracts.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSOhio State’s Wesson intends to enter NBA draft Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBritish Open could be postponedUNDATED (AP) — British Open organizers say postponement is an option for this year’s tournament at Royal St. George’s. Associated Press Farmer called perfect games by Mark Buehrle (BUR’-lee) against Tampa Bay in 2009 and Phillip Humber at Seattle in 2012 as well as Hall of Famer Jim Thome’s (TOH’-meez) 500th homer.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports Williams played regularly as a nickel back and also filled in at cornerback last season. He played in 14 regular season games and started eight. His highlights included an interception and a sack. Williams has spent his whole career with the Saints, who selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Florida State. He has four interceptions in 47 career games.In other NFL news:— The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Devin Funchess as he tries to bounce back from an injury-shortened 2019 season. Funchess played for the Indianapolis Colts last year but went on injured reserve after breaking his collarbone in a season-opening 30-24 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The 25-year-old spent his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers, who selected him out of Michigan in the second round of the 2015 draft. Funchess had his best season in 2017 with 63 catches for 840 yards and eight touchdowns.NHL-BLACKHAWS MOVESBlackhawks agree to extensions with Highmore, Lankinen — Iowa State coaches and other athletic department staff members are getting pay cuts for one year to help offset lost revenue from the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic director Jaime Pollard wrote on the Cyclones’ website that his department faces a $5 million shortfall this year because of the cancellation of the NCAA and Big 12 men’s basketball tournaments. The payroll cut will save more than $3 million. There also will be a temporary suspension of bonuses for coaches totaling another $1 million.— McLaren’s Formula One drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris have agreed to take pay cuts as part of protective cost-cutting during the coronavirus pandemic. The team is furloughing other employees. McLaren said that both drivers and senior management all agreed to voluntary pay decreases. No figure was given but McLaren said the percentage of the cut is the same figure for all employees who are not furloughed.— The coronavirus pandemic has left rugby on its knees over the last two weeks and there is the prospect of more pain to come because of the uncertainty over whether leagues, tours and international competitions can resume or go ahead. USA Rugby has filed for bankruptcy and the Australians are facing a black hole of more than $70 million. English rugby leaders have drawn-up worst-case scenarios of an even bigger financial hit.— The CEO of World TeamTennis says the league has sent $1,000 each to about 60 players and coaches as a “gift” to help them deal with the financial hardships presented by the coronavirus pandemic. The nine-team league was founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. League CEO Carlos Silva says the payments were not an advance of salary. Rather, they are a way to say thank you and to be used for rent or groceries or anything else the players might need. All professional tennis events have been postponed or canceled until early July because of the COVID-19 outbreak.— World Sailing has canceled the World Cup Series Final in Enoshima, Japan, in June because of the coronavirus outbreak. The regatta was to give valuable competition for the Olympic classes just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Games. The Olympics have been postponed to 2021. April 2, 2020 — The Belgian soccer league has become the first major European competition to recommend ending its season with the current standings declared final. The league says Club Brugge would be awarded the title if the advice is confirmed at a general assembly meeting on April 15. The club would also qualify for next season’s Champions League.— The French Grand Prix scheduled for May 17 in Le Mans has been postponed, becoming the sixth MotoGP race to be called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. The motorcycling series has yet to start its season.NFL-NEWSSaints to bring back PJ WilliamsUNDATED (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to bring back free agent cornerback P.J. Williams. Terms of the new contract haven’t been released.last_img read more

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Gymnasium upgrade likely for February completion

first_img… Jones pleased with constructionRANDOLPH Taylor Construction Company and Simcon Engineering Company came in for high praises from Director of Sport Christopher Jones for their more than satisfactory work so far on the National Gymnasium, which is being transformed to the first multi-purpose sports facility in Georgetown.Randolph Taylor Construction Company was contracted to construct the lawn tennis court at a cost of $12.9M, while Simcon Engineering Company constructed the futsal, basketball, and volleyball courts at a cost of $11.6M.“What! I’m impressed man, those guys are really doing a good job,” said Jones while speaking to Chronicle Sport yesterday.According to the Director of Sport, “I had given them a 3D animation of the place and what we want it to look like, and they are really bringing it to life.”Jones said ideally, a three months’ time frame was given for completion, but “the weather played a part in the setback, so, I think if all goes well, things should be completed by the end of February, where the entire facility will be ready for use and so on.”The National Gymnasium will for the first time boast an outdoor ‘futsal’ court with bleachers and lights, and a lawn tennis court.Jones pointed out that upon competition, he knows that the venue will be fully utilised and that he’s looking to have similar facilities across Guyana.last_img read more

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