Private enclave with views on the market

first_img368 Stanley St North WardMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The home has panoramic ocean and island views and has been tastefully renovated to preserve its charming Queenslander design.The house is sprawled across two levels with multiple living areas with indoor and outdoor living areas blending seamlessly.Outside there is an expansive deck, in-ground pool and level backyard with established tress providing plenty of shade.The large, 902sq m allotment is  in an elevated position providing soothingly cool breezes.The home also features high ceilings, french and bi-fold doors, polished timber floors and is fitted with a 5kW solar system. 368 Stanley St, North Ward.NESTLED  in an exclusive enclave in sought-after North Ward lies this four-bedroom home bursting with character and offering panoramic views.The property is listed for $1,050,000 and has already received strong interest from potential buyers.Smith and Elliott listing agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow said the impressive home was in one of the best streets in Townsville. 368 Stanley St North Ward“That’s a really special house because in that street no one ever moves from there,” they said. “They are all long-term residents, it’s very tightly held but it’s also a no-through road so it’s private and the only people really driving into that street are residents and visitors.“It’s very tranquil and up there on the veranda you can’t be seen from the street, so it has complete privacy.” 368 Stanley St, North Ward.“I think what the seller loved about living there is they had younger children when they lived there and they could play in the backyard and they could see them.“There is not many houses on the hill that have that kind of elevation and those sorts of views with a flat yard for kids to play.” 368 Stanley St, North Ward.It has also been freshly painted and screened and fitted with new lights and fans.Ms Stack and Ms Nancarrow said the home would suit a variety of buyers including families.“From the kitchen parents can be working away and look up to the backyard and see children playing but also look out the kitchen window and see the view,” they said.“It would suit someone mid range who is looking for the view and a little bit of privacy and seclusion.“The breezes are magnificent and the views are to die for.last_img read more

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Program provides permanent housing for homeless vets

first_imgHousing Authority of the City of Gary Indiana Partnering VA Medical Facility Chicago HCS Public Housing Agency Cincinnati 5 Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority $34,755 Washington D.C. — To help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today awarded $239,745 to provide a permanent home to an estimated 46 veterans experiencing homelessness in Indiana.  The rental assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.HUD-VASH reduces veteran homelessness because it provides funding for both the housing and supportive services that are essential for ending homelessness for veterans, many of whom are living in unsheltered locations. These vouchers are critical tools in helping communities effectively end homelessness among veterans.“We have few responsibilities greater than making sure those who have sacrificed so much in service to their country have a home they can call their own,” said HUD Secretary Carson. “The housing vouchers awarded today ensure homeless veterans nationwide have access to affordable housing and the critical support services from the VA.”   “The brave men and women who have served in our armed forces and their families have made incredible sacrifices to protect our freedoms. We must uphold our obligation to support those who have answered the call of duty,” said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan. “While, we have made great strides in reducing veteran homelessness in half nationally since 2010 and by almost 20% in Indiana, these housing vouchers will help continue this trend by providing safe and affordable housing in conjunction with vital wrap-around services from the VA. We are proud to support those who have served.”Since 2008, more than 93,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 150,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program. More than 600 PHAs administer the HUD-VASH program, and this most recent award includes 22 additional PHAs, increasing HUD-VASH coverage to many communities. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation’s veterans.In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers. Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Amount Indianapolis Housing Agency Indianapolis 5 Indianapoliscenter_img HUD-VASH AWARDS $52,506 21 $24,487 5 Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette 10 Number of Vouchers $25,150 Indianapolis $102,846 Indiana Housing and Community Development Authoritylast_img read more

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Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said yesterday that she has not felt supported by other women in sport.The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800-metre title at the world championships in September after the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that temporarily lifted testosterone regulations imposed on her.“Since I have been in sport I have never really felt very supported, I’ve never felt recognised mostly by women,” said Semenya during a women’s conference in Johannesburg where she was the headline speaker.Semenya is appealing the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling that supported regulations introduced by the sport’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).These say that XY chromosome athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) can race in distances from 400m to a mile only if they take medication to reach a reduced testosterone level.Despite the IAAF receiving support from some current and former athletes, the decision to reduce testosterone levels in women’s athletics has also attracted criticism from human rights organisations. The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in support of Semenya in March.“I think it comes more into the international stage when you see your own rivals come with this … what can I call it … these rude responses in terms of me competing against them,” said Semenya.British runner Lynsey Sharp said in May that she had received death threats for past comments she made about the South African.Semenya, who was greeted by cheers at the conference, said she still saw herself as a middle distance runner.“Whoever is going to stop me from running is going to have to drag me out of the track,” Semenya said.The 28-year-old said she was undecided about whether she would switch to longer distances or pursue a career in another sport.“In terms of changing events I haven’t decided anything about moving up or moving down. I still consider myself a middle distance runner,” Semenya said.last_img read more

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Quake Champions 2018 esports schedule revealed

first_imgOver the weekend at PAX East, Bethesda Softworks, publisher of Quake Champions revealed more details about the games 2018 esports schedule and updates to the game bringing forth a new map and champion.The first tournament of the year will take place at Dreamhack Tours in May with a prize pool of $50,000 (£35,309). The event marks a first in Quake esports, with no prior qualifier – all players attending Dreamhack will have the opportunity to compete for the prize.Alongside Dreamhack Tours, QuakeCon 2018 will host the titles second major event in August; a PGL hosted event taking place in October; with the Quake Champions Invitational taking place at Dreamhack Winter in December finishing off a solid year for Quake Champions events in 2018.Tickets are available now for the first Quake event at Dreamhack Tours in May, with other events due to go on sale in due course.Bethesda also went into some detail about a number of smaller events taking place in 2018 with the Collegiate Star League beginning in June. A number of online tournaments will also take place on a weekly and monthly basis with varying prize pools via tournament hosts ESL Go4 League, Battlefly and the Quake Champions Open League.Finally, Bethesda confirmed Quake Champions will be getting a new champion – Strogg: The primary enemy from Quake II and Quake 4. While a new map – Awoken: Will see players fight in a tropical labyrinth playable in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Duel, 2v2 and Instagib.Esports Insider Says: Quake is a classic, so it’s always good to see the game in the news. With the game still in early access, it has time to polish off and find its audience. It remains to be seen if Quake holds the same level of relevance that it had in the 90’s, its appearance at major events will certainly help and QuakeCon prove the game still has a crowd after all these years.last_img read more

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Where are Kane’s Spurs team-mates from 2011 debut including ‘mini Modric’?

first_imgHARRY KANE has become a global superstar with boyhood club Tottenham Hotspur, although his trajectory to the top of the game wasn’t obvious on his 2011 debut.The 26-year-old has enjoyed a Roy of the Rovers style rise through the ranks at Spurs, going from a little-known, little-trusted burly looking academy striker to one of the most lethal, sought-after forwards in the world.13Natural talent coupled with extraordinary will-power has seen him overcome adversity to become the fearless No10 that would reportedly set any potential suitor back £200million.But before his days of scoring ten goals against rivals Arsenal, or being serenaded with “one of our own” chants from the White Hart Lane faithful, Kane was merely a slightly awkward looking 18-year-old that had spent the previous season on loan at Leyton Orient.All the way back in 2011, Spurs took on Hearts in a Europa League qualifying play-off.With the job already done up in Edinburgh, having secured a 5-0 win, Harry Redknapp wasn’t going to risk any key players for the inconsequential-feeling second leg at White Hart Lane.So with the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale nowhere to be seen, and Rafael Van der Vaart restricted to the bench, Harry Kane made his Spurs debut on August 25, 2011.Things actually got off to an ignominious start, when Kane tamely missed a penalty – with his side going on to draw 0-0 in front of 32,590 fans at the old White Hart Lane.It was a team brimming with academy prospects, with some it’s fair to say, faring better than others.Here, SunSport examine what became of those that took to the field alongside Spurs’ future talisman that night in North London.13 Kane was brought down in the box… but squandered his subsequent spot kickCredit: AFPGK: CARLO CUDICINIThe veteran former Chelsea goalkeeper was signed by Harry Redknapp in January 2009 as competition for the often-blundering Heurelho Gomes.While he rarely threatened to actually take over the Brazilian’s No1 berth, the Italian was regularly handed outings in the cup competitions – including the disastrous 5-1 FA Cup semi-final demolition against his former club in 2012.With Brad Friedel having arrived that summer, and with Hugo Lloris to come the next, his days at White Hart Lane were numbered, and he departed for LA Galaxy in December 2012 having made 37 appearances for Spurs.Cudicini has since returned to Stamford Bridge, working as the West Londoners’ loan manager technical coach since August last year.13 Cudicini acted as deputy goalkeeper at Spurs for three yearsCredit: Action Images – ReutersRB: VEDRAN CORLUKAOne of the older players in this mish-mash XI, the affable Croatian’s time at the club was beginning to come to an end.Corluka had been a regular at right-back since his £8.5million switch from Manchester City in 2008, but the emergence of Kyle Walker saw his playing time severely limited.After appearing only eight times in the first half of the 2011-12 season, he was sent out on loan to Bayer Leverkusen, before leaving permanently that summer to play for Lokomotiv Moscow.He featured for the final five minutes of his country’s World Cup semi-final victory over England in 2018, before hanging up his boots at international level.At 34, Corluka still turns out for Lokomotiv as their skipper in the Russian Premier League.13 Vedran Corluka made a rare Spurs outing that season against HeartsCredit: Andrew Barr – The Sun GlasgowCB: MICHAEL DAWSONAt this point, Dawson was one of the most whole-hearted, popular players at Spurs.While the defender wasn’t the most gifted of operators, his work-rate and passion drew respect and adulation from the fans, and he often captained the side during his time in N17.He continued to play for Spurs until 2014, making 324 appearances before departing for Hull City after Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at the club.At 36, he still turns out in the Championship, having returned to his first club Nottingham Forest, while he can also occasionally be seen on Sky Sports giving his views on his beloved Spurs.13 Michael Dawson gave his all for Spurs across a nine-year spellCredit: ReutersCB: SEBASTIEN BASSONGSigned from Newcastle United following their relegation in 2009, the Cameroonian is perhaps best remembered at White Hart Lane as the man that scored the club’s first ever Champions League goal.His header against Young Boys in 2010 may have made history, but he struggled to ever really be anything more than a useful utility man at Tottenham, often filling in for any one of the often injured Ledley King, Jonathan Woodgate or Younes Kaboul.He left for Norwich in 2012 after making 71 appearances for the Lilywhites.After a spell at Peterborough United, he signed for Greek side FC Volos this season – but having already departed he finds himself a free agent – although at 33 he has not yet retired.13 Bassong made history by scoring Spurs’ first ever Champions League goalCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdLB: ANDROS TOWNSENDTownsend had been seen once before in a Spurs shirt prior to this season, having scored on his debut in an FA Cup tie with Charlton back in January 2011.More well-known as a flying winger, Townsend had at times featured at left-back in the Spurs youth teams, with Redknapp plonking him there against Hearts as a means of shoehorning him into the XI.He had already represented six different clubs on various loans prior to this point, and that number would grow by three more before he became a regular with Spurs.A bust-up with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner saw him frozen out at White Hart Lane in December 2015, and he left for Newcastle the next month after 93 appearances for his boyhood club.Another move followed six months later when Newcastle had been relegated, returning to London to play for Crystal Palace – where he remains almost four years later.13 Youngster Townsend was handed a start as a flying makeshift full-backCredit: Jamie McPhilimey – The SunRM: RYAN FREDERICKSAnother Spurs academy graduate that managed to carve out a Premier League career away from Spurs.The youngster possessed searing pace and ability, but couldn’t come close to dislodging Kyle Walker at right-back for the Lilywhites.Fredericks made three appearances that season, before briefly returning to the first-team fold two years later to make another under Andre Villas-Boas.After loans with Brentford, Millwall and Middlesbrough, he left permanently for Bristol City in 2015.Bizarrely, however, he left Ashton Gate under a month later, citing a desire to return to London – signing for Fulham and playing at Craven Cottage for three years – before a switch to West Ham United.13 Fredericks made one of just four Spurs appearances that nightCredit: Action Images – ReutersCM: TOM HUDDLESTONEA midfielder possessing glorious technique with both feet, Tom Huddlestone was a Spurs stalwart between 2005 and 2013.After seeing his importance, and mobility, wane after various injuries, the four-cap England international left Spurs for Hull City after 209 appearances in the white of Spurs.His time with the Tigers was eventful, twice being relegated, with a promotion sandwiched in the middle.He returned to his first club Derby County in 2017 where he still plays – having featured 11 times in the Championship as a 33-year-old this season.13 The burly midfielder possessed sumptuous techniqueCredit: Graham Hughes – The TimesCM: JAKE LIVERMOREAnother academy graduate that showed promise at Spurs – he even made 38 first-team outings that season alone as Redknapp’s side came fourth in the Premier League.His appearances began to diminish after Villas-Boas’ arrival, however, and he was loaned out to Hull in 2013 – making the move permanent a year later.Livermore was good enough, however, to receive international honours – winning seven caps for England.At 30, he now captains West Bromwich Albion in the Championship.13 Livermore went on to win seven England capsCredit: Action Images – ReutersLM: TOM CARROLLTim Sherwood once said of Carroll: “He could play for them [Barcelona], no question.”And while that may have been fanciful, there was genuine excitement as Carroll was progressing through the ranks at Spurs.Some of the more wishful fans dubbed the Watford-born youngster a “mini-Modric”, with his slight frame and technical ability on the ball.But he never quite forced his will on the Spurs first-team, and found himself dipping in and out of contention over the next five years – sometimes appearing to randomly return to the fold.He made 30 appearances for Spurs as recently as the 2015-16 season under Pochettino – but finally departed for Swansea in January 2017.Things started well enough at the Liberty Stadium, but following their relegation – his spell in Wales went badly wrong.He left for a fresh start at Aston Villa on loan in January last year, but was limited to just 35 minutes of action due to a hip complaint.Upon his Swans return he was reduced to bit-part player status under Steve Cooper this season – and even had his contract terminated in January – making him a free agent at 27.13 Carroll was still featuring for Spurs in 2016Credit: –ST: ROMAN PAVLYUCHENKOThe Russian striker was signed by Juande Ramos in 2008 following the departures of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov, and had a mixed spell at White Hart Lane.Capable of the spectacular and the ridiculous, the Russian blew hot and cold while in North London.He found himself marginalised in the 2011-12 season following the arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor, and like Corluka, soon departed for Lokomotiv Moscow – although with a respectable goal record of 42 strikes in 113 games.At 38, the 51-cap international now turns out for Russian non-league side FC Zamya Noginsk.13 Pavlyuchenko had the tough ask of replacing Berbatov and Keane in 2008Credit: Jamie McPhilimey – The SunSUBSTITUTESWhile the likes of Rafael van der Vaart and Jermain Defoe appeared as unused substitutes that night, Redknapp called on three other replacements, including one player making his debut.Younes Kaboul, who replaced Dawson at half-time, is not officially retired – but without a club he has spoken of his desire to earn his coaching badges.Niko Kranjcar replaced Fredericks – and the affable Croatian was last seen on a pitch for Rangers in 2018.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongMeanwhile in the 76th minute, Redknapp handed Jake Nicholson his one and only senior Spurs appearance.The midfielder never went on to hit the heights on the pitch, currently without a club after playing in non-league.But he certainly made headlines off it after being spotted leaving a London nightclub with former Page 3 model Katie Price in 2011.13 Little known academy graduate Jake Nicholson was more often seen in reserve games… or attending a night club with Katie PriceCredit: Getty Images – GettyGary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenhamlast_img read more

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Women’s Golf Set For Diane Thomason Invitational and Creighton Classic

first_imgStory Links Play in Iowa City begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and live score updates will be available here. The 54-hole event takes place at Finkbine Golf Course and the field consists of nine teams including Ball State, UIC, Omaha, North Dakota State, UNI, SIU, Western Michigan and Iowa. The Drake University women’s golf team has back-to-back tournaments starting with the Diane Thomason Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Iowa City, Iowa hosted by the University of Iowa. Then they travel to Omaha, Neb. where they will compete in the Creighton Classic beginning Monday, Oct. 1. Live Scoring Drake will look to keep their momentum going in both of these events after a solid second-place finish out of 12 teams at the Loyola Fall Invitational. The team was led by Haeri Lee’s score of 230 (75-74-81). Her first-round 75 and second-round 74 were both team bests for the respective rounds, and just one player in the field had a lower second-round score than her 74. After a quick turnaround, the Bulldogs will begin the 36-hole Creighton Classic in Omaha, Neb., Monday at 11 a.m. and it will finish Tuesday with the second round of play. The event at Oak Creek Country Club will have eight teams in the field including Bellevue, Creighton, Omaha, UNI, South Dakota, and Western Illinois. After four days of play, the Bulldogs will get a week to rest before competing in the MVC Preview in Chesterton, Ind., Oct. 14-16. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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