Is Wavell Heights the next hit suburb?

first_img14 Kinmond Ave, Wavell Heights sold at auction for $1.646 million.MOVE over Clayfield and Ascot, Wavell Heights is the new hit suburb with buyers seeking homes close to inner-city Brisbane.Today’s auction of a 1908 Queenslander on 1715sq m of land at 14 Kinmond Ave, Wavell Heights drew a crowd of around 100 people and 13 registered bidders.The iconic ‘Noora’ estate sold under the hammer for $1.646 million but Ray White Ascot’s Rosemary Ahearn said interest was due to more than just the property’s wonderful features.“I consider Wavell Heights to be the next suburb on fire, it already is,” she said.“There’s been huge movement in the bottom section of the market and that’s filtering through.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago14 Kinmond Ave, Wavell HeightsMs Ahearn said Wavell Heights, only 9km from the CBD, had always been a quality suburb.“There are 27 hills in Brisbane and Wavell Heights has all the old original homes with that lovely tree ambience,” she said.Today’s buyers were a couple with children seeking a larger property. “It’s just so hard to get the big blocks anymore because everything has been subdivided,” Ms Ahearn said.“We are delighted that it’s somebody who intends to keep the block as one and who values that old-fashioned large block and the ambience of that.”The median house price in Wavell Heights is $648,500, according to researcher CoreLogic.last_img read more

Queensland’s million-dollar suburbs triple: Look who’s joined the club

first_imgThis home on a large block with a tennis court at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer, is for sale.It’s good news for Kathy and Rod O’Connell, who are selling their home of 27 years in million-dollar club member, Chelmer.The suburb, which is 7km west of Brisbane’s CBD, has a median house price of $1.05 million, but the O’Connell’s home at 56 Victoria Avenue is likely to fetch much more than that.The five-bedroom, turn-of-the-century Queenslander on a massive 2704 sqm block has a swimming pool, tennis court and character features such as 14ft ceilings, decorative timber fretwork and an ornate fireplace. Rod and Kathy O’Connell at their Chelmer home. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.IF you happen to live in one of these suburbs, congratulations – you’re part of Queensland’s burgeoning millionaire’s club.The number of suburbs with million-dollar medians has more than tripled in the state in just three years, according to the latest data provided exclusively to The Courier-Mail from property analytics company CoreLogic.There are now more than 30 suburbs in Queensland with a median house price of $1 million or more, compared to just nine suburbs in the middle of 2014.And there are another 22 so-called “bridesmaids” — suburbs with median house prices of $900,000 or more — nipping at their heels. Kalinga now has a median house price of $1 million. Picture: Mark Cranitch.The tiny, tightly-held pocket of Kalinga, 7km north of Brisbane’s CBD, is the newest suburb in the state to crack seven digits.Kalinga, which only officially became recognised as a suburb in 2015, now boasts a median house price of $1 million thanks to a number of big sales this year and increasing demand for Brisbane’s inner northern suburbs.“Overall the Brisbane market’s not necessarily that strong, but some of those blue chip areas in the inner north seem to be quite strong at the moment with lots of demand, and that’s pushing up prices,” CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said. REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Ms Conisbee said Townsville was starting to see a recovery from the mining downturn and the city’s premium suburbs were beginning to attract buyers.“People think it’s probably at the bottom of the cycle now,” she said.Three years ago, the only suburbs in Queensland sitting on median house prices above $1 million were Ascot, New Farm, Chandler, Teneriffe, Hamilton, Surfers Paradise, Sunshine Beach, Hawthorne and Bulimba. MILLIONAIRE ‘BRIDESMAIDS’Brookfield $992,500Auchenflower $990,000Runaway Bay $970,500Castaways Beach $965,000Rochedale $958,000Castle Hill $955,000Alexandra Headland $952,500Yeronga $942,500Upper Brookfield $940,100Carbrook $940,000Noosaville $940,000Kangaroo Point $935,000Taringa $935,000Willow Vale $930,000Gumdale $930,000Shelly Beach $917,500Milton $915,000Currumbin Valley $910,000Grange $904,000Bardon $903,000Noosa Heads $900,000Ashgrove $900,000(Source: CoreLogic) CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher.“Interstate migration is picking up in southeast Queensland and people coming from Sydney are seeing what you can get for your money (in Brisbane’s inner north).” REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee agreed, noting Kalinga was the second most in-demand suburb in Queensland on realestate.com.au in the past six months.The state’s most expensive suburb continues to be Teneriffe, with its median house price jumping a massive 122 per cent in three years.Teneriffe is now on the cusp of becoming Queensland’s first ever $3 million suburb, sitting at $2.62 million. Penfold Property Group has significant greenfield land holdings in Pallara and surrounding suburbs.First National Metro agent Michael Hatzifotis said prices in the suburb had gone through the roof after a recent rezoning.“Not many people know about it,” he said.“Some people ring me up and don’t realise how expensive it is out there now.” Mr Hatzifotis said many buyers were keen to landbank because there was little land left in Brisbane with industrial zoning close to the CBD.“That’s the end goal for a lot of these people,” he said.“They’re looking to hold on to it, wait for it grow in value and then subdivide and sell it off.” The view over Townsville from Castle Hill. Photo: Lindsay Button.Castle Hill in Townsville, Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast and Grange in Brisbane’s inner-north are among the next wave of “bridesmaid” suburbs waiting to join the million dollar club.Castle Hill’s median house price currently sits at $955,000, having risen 11 per cent in 12 months, and REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee expects it to hit seven figures very soon. QUEENSLAND’S NOD TO THE HAMPTONS HOUSE PRICE DROP WARNING HOMES MADE FOR CRICKET LOVERS This home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer, is for sale for the first time in 27 years.Mrs O’Connell said the home was on one of the few large blocks of land left in Chelmer, as many of the tennis courts in the suburb had been sold off and developed.“We’re really going to miss the tennis court,” she said. “That was the main reason we bought the house, so our boys could play tennis and keep them out of trouble.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe property is scheduled for auction on December 9 through Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige.Mrs O’Connell said Chelmer had a community-feel and its tree-lined streets were close to good schools, a train station, parks, shops and restaurants.QLD’S MILLIONAIRE SUBURBS – DOES YOURS MAKE THE CUT?Suburb Median house priceTeneriffe $2.62mSouth Brisbane $1.6485mNew Farm $1.575mMermaid Beach $1.52mMain Beach $1.5125mPallara $1.51mAscot $1.47mSurfers Paradise $1.3875mChandler $1.325mSt Lucia $1.2835mBulimba $1.26mFig Tree Pocket $1.2mWilston $1.2mClear Island Waters $1.195mHighgate Hill $1.188mSunshine Beach $1.15mClayfield $1.135mHawthorne $1.125mWest End $1.1225mSpring Hill $1.1mPullenvale $1.085mBroadbeach Waters $1.08mHamilton $1.08mParadise Point $1.05mBundall $1.05mChelmer $1.05mSamford Valley $1.04mBalmoral $1.0275mHendra $1.01mRobertson $1.005mKalinga $1mPaddington $1m(Source: CoreLogic) This huge house at 52 Henry St, Kalinga, recently sold for $1.9 million. Teneriffe is Queensland’s most expensive suburb with a median house price of $2.62m.Ascot, New Farm, Hamilton, Bulimba and Hawthorne have all retained their spots on the elite list, but some of the newer suburbs are not your usual suspects.The outer suburb of Samford Valley, 20km from Brisbane’s CBD, is also in the million dollar club with a median house price of $1.04 million – up 16 per cent in 12 months. Mr Kusher said it classified as a “lifestyle” suburb similar to Pullenvale and Chandler. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE He said appetite for big properties on acreage was also spreading to the Gold Coast, with suburbs like Currumbin Valley now boasting a median house price of $910,000.The little known suburb of Pallara, 13km from Brisbane’s CBD, is one of the biggest surprises, with its median house price jumping a massive 47 per cent in just 12 months to $1.51 million.last_img read more

Funding at largest Dutch schemes stands at 80% in real terms – DNB

first_imgThe average coverage ratio for the largest pension funds in the Netherlands now stands at about 80% in real terms, according to recent statistics compiled by the financial regulator (DNB). BpfBouw, the €54bn scheme for the Dutch building sector, is the exception among the five largest schemes, with a real funding of 90%.The coverage ratio relative to inflation at the €372bn civil service scheme ABP stands at 80.6%, while the ratio at the €179bn healthcare fund PFZW is slightly worse at 78%.Real funding at the large metal schemes PMT and PME was estimated at 79.5% and 79.3%, respectively. The Dutch regulator has started publishing real-funding figures for the first time, as well as statistics on the costs pension funds incur for administration, asset management and transactions.It said this was part of its aim to improve transparency with respect to its supervisory work and increase information regarding pension funds’ financial positions.Last year, the regulator began publishing data on schemes’ premiums, indexation and official ‘policy funding’ – the 12-month average of actual funding, and the criterion for rights cuts and indexation.Of the approximately 250 pension funds in the Netherlands, 19 boast a real funding of more than 100%.With real funding of about 166%, SPMS, the €10bn occupational scheme for medical consultants, is in the best position.The pension funds HAL, Forward (Unilever) and Provisum (C&A) also enjoy relatively high real coverage, of 156%, 134.5% and 127.3%, respectively.With a funding in real terms of 71.7%, the pension funds for dental technicians, Tandtechniek, and Hoop Terneuzen are at the lowest end of the scale.The five largest pension funds reported asset management costs of between 0.61% (ABP) and 0.32% (PME), with the Alliance (Nestlé) and Mars schemes incurring the highest costs, of 1.14% and 1.5%, respectively.Positive exceptions are the pension funds of Ford Netherlands and GPs in training, which both spent 0.13% on asset management.Transaction costs at the five largest schemes ranged between 0.06% (ABP) and 0.10% (PMT and BpfBouw).Several pension funds, including Nielsen AC, Norit and Cosun, have kept the cost of their deals limited to 0.01%, according to DNB.The €67m Pensioenfonds Calpam, which received the Pensioen Pro award for best pension fund in the Netherlands last year, paid 0.02% for transactions and 0.17% for asset management.Despite administration costs of €1,383 per participant, its real funding came in at 133%.Meanwhile, in other news, Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for Social Affairs, said she would assess the possible effect of a longer recovery period on pension funds’ financial positions.The new financial assessment framework (nFTK) allows for a recovery term of 10 years.During a debate in Parliament, Klijnsma said she would look into whether this option could offer respite to pension funds facing rights cuts.last_img read more

Homebuyers revert to ‘closed plan’ design as privacy is back in vogue

first_img >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Deb Fitzgerald at her new home in Raby Bay. She moved a few doors down to take advantage of a closed plan layout. IMAGE: Tara Croser.Home buyers are losing interest in what was the ever-popular open plan design as they start to remember, or realise, the benefits of a more closed layout. Eight of the best time warp homes Interior stylist Emma Blomfield says it is easier to style a closed floorplan. IMAGE: SuppliedInterior stylist Emma Blomfield said it was easier to style these spaces as well.“Styling a closed floor plan is a little easier than an open plan space as you have walls dictating where you place furniture and how big you can go with the size of your sofa, armchairs and dining tables,” Ms Blomfield said.“A closed space dining room generally only offers one layout for the table making it easy to work out where to place everything and what size/shape dining table to purchase. Staying together is better RELATED: Ms Carroll said the demand was so great that she found it harder to sell new homes with an open plan design, versus those built in the 1990s and prior.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“Homes that have been built in the last five to 10 years, the more open plan ones, I find them harder move,” she said.“The older more traditional style … for families that are in that mode where they’ve got teenagers or teens, they’re just looking for that sense of privacy as well as having that space for everyone to enjoy together.”When it comes to building new, Burbank national general manager residential Louis Sultan said they were starting to see more demand for a separate living space that could be closed off.“We have seen an increase in homebuyers wanting a separate living space that can be closed off from the main living area, providing a place to relax,” Mr Sultan said.“The desire for a socially engaged family lifestyle has led to demand for alfresco spaces that can be used for dining and entertaining so now almost every home we offer now includes an alfresco area as a standard offering.” MORE: Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Golden oldie lands suburb’s biggest 2019 sale “The same goes for a closed space lounge room, one wall is for the TV, another is for the sofa to go against and then you work within the rest of the space.” Waterline Real Estate principal Christine Carroll said buyers were concerned with mounting heating and cooling costs, noise and the lack of privacy — especially for families with teenagers.“Only this week I’ve been taking a gentleman through homes and his biggest problem is finding a house that will have the media room, separate lounge, somewhere for a gym, somewhere for his teenagers to hang out when they come and stay and also an open space to entertain in,” Ms Carroll said.“Our own home is one of those homes that’s open plan and one of our biggest issues was heating and cooling.“When we bought it we felt that it was a nice design and we could do things with it, but after living in it we’ve actually had to add on to provide us with that extra separation that we really couldn’t achieve.” Deb Fitzgerald is looking forward to the privacy her closed plan layout will give her and her grandchildren. IMAGE: Tara Croser.Archicentre Australia director Peter Georgiev said open planned living came about as a counter to the bygone era approach of closeting the kitchen from social activities.“This developed further in the 1990s to extend transparency between kitchen, living and outdoor areas, say a deck or terrace, to the other cooking zone — the barbecue area,” Mr Georgiev said.“Along with opening up come potential disadvantages, so architectural tailoring of design needs to take into account some balance, use of wing walls or giving spatial definition to alcoves or vaulted ceilings.”For homeowner Deb Fitzgerald, the need to convert from open plan to closed plan was so great, she sold and moved few doors up on the same street.“We have grandchildren now, and when they come … they’re watching things on television that you don’t want to watch and they want space, that makes thing a bit difficult,: Mrs Fitzgerald said.“Also the fact that we do have grown up children coming to visit, having a separate space can make that a little bit easier.”last_img read more

Pommec’s eTWIN LARS for BC-opleidingen Diving School

first_imgDiving systems manufacturer and supplier, Pommec, has received an order to build the eTWIN, a fully electrical driven twin basket diver Launch and Recovery System (LARS) from BC-opleidingen, a diving school in the Netherlands.The Pommec LARS will give the diving school extra opportunities to train their commercial and navy diver students with all procedures that have to be taken into account when diving with a LARS.BC-opleidingen have built a brand new facility in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands.Pommec’s LARS comes with two separate diver baskets operated from one A-frame. Both baskets will have their own clump weight. Cable wires will be handled by stainless steel direct-electrical driven main (2x) and secondary (2x) winches specially rated for personnel handling.Winches and A-frame are operated via remote control.last_img read more

Gamboa: Cops in ‘narco-list’ innocent until proven guilty

first_imgGamboa made the statement as he stillrefused to comment on controversial Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, whoseinclusion on the supposed drug watch lists was confirmed by Interior SecretaryEduardo Año. “The 357 police officers on the list willbe given a chance, I have asked the President for time for the PNP to validateand evaluate the list,” Gamboa said. “[Just] because they are on the list, “When you say case build-up, yougather evidence para ma-file-an ng kaso sa korte,” Gamboa said. is not enough to stand in court, even in administrative proceedings.” Gamboa added that, if the informationbehind the tagging of a police officer isn’t true, the police will be clearedbut, If it’s true, the PNP will “have to exert effort to build casesagainst” that officer. [it] MANILA – Police officers whose names areon President Rodrigo Duterte’s “narco-list” must be “presumed innocent” untilproven guilty, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Archie Gamboa said. Espenido, a former police chief ofAlbuera town, Leyte and Ozamiz City, was earlier removed from his post inBacolod for undisclosed reasons until it was revealed that he was listed in thelatest “narco-list.” Espenido is known for leading theanti-illegal drugs operation that resulted in the death of Ozamiz mayorReynaldo Parojinog and his wife in July 2017. Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa. GMA NEWS He was also the police chief of Albuerawhen former mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was killed inside his jail cell aftersupposedly engaging policemen who served a search warrant in a firefight./PNlast_img read more

Di Canio not talking politics

first_imgNew Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio refused to expand on his political views after being asked during his first press conference since taking the job whether or not he was a fascist. He continued: “I don’t want to talk any more about politics for one reason because I’m not in the House of Parliament, I’m not a political person, I will talk about only football.” Di Canio released a statement on Monday, in which he said: “I expressed an opinion in an interview many years ago. Some pieces were taken for media convenience. “They took my expression in a very, very negative way – but it was a long conversation and a long interview. It was not fair. Sometimes it suits their purpose to put big headlines and a big story. When I was in England (as a player) my best friends were Trevor Sinclair and Chris Powell, the Charlton manager – they can tell you everything about my character. Talk about racism? That is absolutely stupid, stupid and ridiculous.” The Durham Miners’ Association has asked the club to return a symbolic banner which is kept at the Stadium of Light if Di Canio remains in his post, describing Di Canio’s appointment as a “betrayal and a disgrace”. Asked if he had a message for the DMA, Di Canio said: “I have said many, many words in the past and people have picked the words they wanted, I can’t keep going on about my life and my family. The people who are talking in this way, they don’t understand Paolo Di Canio.” Asked if the focus on politics was making his job more difficult, he said: “No. Because always there is an issue if people try to put you in difficulty for a ridiculous and pathetic situation which doesn’t represent Paolo Di Canio. So I’m not worried.” There were repeated calls for Di Canio to clarify his views on fascism at the end of the press conference but he swatted them away. “The fans have to think my life speaks for me,” he said. “Call Trevor Sinclair, call Chris Powell, call (his agent) Phil Spencer, he’s Jewish. Call them – who is Paolo Di Canio?” The 44-year-old has previously admitted in a 2005 interview with an Italian news agency to being “a fascist, but not a racist” and his apparent political leanings have already led to the resignation of the club’s vice-chairman David Miliband, Labour MP for South Shields and a former foreign secretary. The club were keen for Tuesday’s press conference to be purely focused on football, but inevitably the question of just what Di Canio stood for came up again. He said: “I don’t have to answer any more this question, there was a very good statement from the club, (with) very, very clear words that came out from me.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Tourney to support playground project

first_imgBAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 23rd annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament will benefit the Park Street Playground Project.The tournament will be played on Tuesday, June 7, at Kebo Valley Golf Club.Proceeds will benefit the Park Street Playground Project — a venture under the direction of the Bar Harbor (Mount Desert Island) Rotary Club.In 2011, Amy Schwartz established the project hoping to remodel and revitalize Bar Harbor’s public playground. Schwartz’s and Rotary’s mission is to create a safe and accessible outdoor environment, promoting health, imaginative play, and developmental learning for the children of Bar Harbor and neighboring MDI communities.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn 2016, the Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club assumed leadership of this community project with the goal of completing it in 2017.“Currently, the playground is old, unchallenging, and not much fun,” said Carrie Jones of MDI Rotary. “Even people who live a block away from the playground drive their families miles away to use playgrounds located in other communities.”So far, about $30,000 has been raised toward the $175,000 project goal.For more information, contact Cathy Planchart at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust at 667-0660, ext. 4655 or visit the “Park Street Playground Project” Facebook page.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgMayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. He will handle costs for the funeral on June 9 in Floyd’s hometown of Houston, as well as other expenses.Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe. His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.TMZ originally reported Mayweather’s offer. Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, has not met the Floyd family.FIFA-FLOYDFIFA signals support for in-game Floyd solidarity messages The team’s decision comes after Washington reliever Sean Doolittle tweeted that the team’s major league players would cover a planned cut in those payments from $400 to $300.A text message sent by the Nationals to players in the minors and forwarded to The Associated Press reads: “Upon further internal discussion, you will receive your full stipend of $400 per week through the month of June.” The text says further payments will be decided on a monthly basis.Here are other sports stories related to the coronavirus:— The Big 12 Conference says its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players. The conference says each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14.— Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month. The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists. Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans. Associated Press MLB-DYKSTRA-DARLING LAWSUITJudge dismisses Dykstra defamation suit against DarlingNEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, the pitcher’s ghost writer and a pair of publishers.Dykstra’s suit followed the publication of Darling’s book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game.” Darling accused the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series.Justice Robert D. Kalish wrote Dykstra’s reputation “for unsportsmanlike conduct and bigotry is already so tarnished that it cannot be further injured by the reference.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Floyd’s death has sparked days of protests across the U.S. and it has resonated in the soccer world.NFL-CARDINALS-CANTRELLCardinals sign TE Cantrell, release CB SheltonTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) —The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal.The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Cantrell is switching positions to tight end after being selected as a receiver by the Los Angeles Chargers in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. He played in college at Texas Tech under current Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is now in his second season in Arizona. Liverpool stars take a knee in gesture of support for FloydLIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool players took a knee around the center circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday in a gesture of support following the death of George Floyd.Squad members posted a picture of the act on their social media accounts with the caption, “Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatter.”The picture of 29 players from the English league leaders was taken during a training session.Star players Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and captain Jordan Henderson were among those to post the picture that was retweeted by the official account of Liverpool, which is owned by Fenway Sports Group — the U.S. company which also controls the Boston Red Sox. Liverpool also tweeted out the picture. The Lee County coroner says Dye died Monday at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. His son, Pat Dye Jr., had told ESPN.com recently that the former coach had been hospitalized in Atlanta for kidney-related issues. He also said his father had tested positive for the coronavirus but had been asymptomatic.In 12 years at Auburn, Dye posted a 99-39-4 record. He also coached at Wyoming and East Carolina.MLB-NATIONALS-MINOR LEAGUE STIPENDSNationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipendWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have changed course and are telling their minor leaguers they will receive their full weekly stipends of $400 through June.center_img Update on the latest in sports: Cantrell spent most of the 2018 season on the Chargers’ practice squad and was released prior to last season. He had 158 catches for 1,873 yards and 18 touchdowns during a four-year college career with the Red Raiders.OBIT-PAT DYEFormer Auburn coach dead at 80UNDATED (AP) — Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80.Dye took over a downtrodden program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGEORGE FLOYD-MAYWEATHER-FUNERALBoxer Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd’s funeralUNDATED (AP) — Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer. June 1, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — FIFA urged soccer competition organizers on Monday to apply “common sense” and consider not sanctioning players for solidarity with George Floyd during matches.The recognition of the “depth of sentiment” over Floyd’s death came in a rare statement by FIFA telling the global game to show flexibility and not enforce laws of soccer it helps to set.Players used weekend games in Germany to reveal messages demanding justice for Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after he pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck in Minneapolis.Germany’s soccer federation announced earlier Monday that it was assessing whether to sanction the players for breaking laws of the game that prohibit “any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images” on equipment.LIVERPOOL-TAKING A KNEElast_img read more

Badgers prepare for Spring Game

first_imgIn the middle of a tight battle with Curt Phillips for the starting quarterback job, Joel Stave will enter Saturday\’s Spring Game looking to separate himself with a strong performance.[/media-credit]After six weeks of hard practice, the Wisconsin football team will be lifting the curtain Saturday when it opens up the final practice of the season for fans to come and watch an intrasquad scrimmage.Saturday marks the first Spring Game for Wisconsin since the arrival of new head coach Gary Andersen in the offseason, and things are already beginning to look different as the game approaches.Andersen announced weeks ago that the Spring Game would not take the same format that is has in years past – choosing to change the game into a scrimmage that will mirror game-like scenarios.“It’s offense versus defense,” Andersen said in his Monday press conference. “But it is a game. It will feel much like a game. It’s true scoring. If I at times need to maybe skew the score to keep it close, then I might have to do that. We’ll make it fun and entertaining for everybody that’s out there.”Unlike last year’s Spring Game, which pitted the No. 1 defense against the No. 2 offense and the No. 2 defense against the No. 1 offense, this year’s Spring Game will consist of two 15-minute periods of play between the offense, wearing white uniforms and the defense, wearing cardinal uniforms. Then, after a five-minute halftime, the team will take the field for two more ten-minute periods to end the scrimmage.While both teams can score in all of the traditional ways – scoring a touchdown or a field goal – the coaching staff also added several more interesting point-scoring methods to get both the players and fans excited about the scrimmage.The offense will be able to score by earning a 15-yard run, 20-yard pass or first down, and the defense can get on the scoreboard by earning a turnover or a three-and-out, among other nontraditional scoring options.Still, while the scoring will certainly add a new element to Wisconsin’s final practice, redshirt sophomore quarterback Joel Stave said the emphasis of the Spring Game is still on getting better above all else.“Nobody really looks at it as a real game, since you are playing your own guys,” Stave said. “So it’s just an opportunity for us to get in some good work for one more day … a chance to practice, tackle and play live.”During the last few practices, Stave and redshirt senior Curt Phillips have begun to take the majority of the reps at quarterback during practice.While a strong performance from either one could have an impact on the starting job next fall, Stave said the weight put on the quarterbacks in the Spring Game is no different than any other practice.“There were 14 practices before this, and there was a lot of growth in there,” Stave said. “So this is just another practice to try and compete and get better.”One of the reasons given by the coaching staff for the more scrimmage-like approach to the Spring Game this year was the lack of depth on the offensive line.After injuries to a number of players, the offensive line dwindled to eight eligible linemen at its lowest point this spring. With many of the remaining players having to sit out some practices for various injuries, a full-on Spring Game might have put them at risk for further injury.In addition, a number of key players for Wisconsin on both offense and defense will sit out Saturday, including redshirt senior offensive lineman Ryan Groy, redshirt senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, senior running back James White and redshirt senior linebacker Chris Borland.With a number of key upperclassmen sitting out Saturday, many of the younger players will get their first experience in front of the Badger faithful in the Spring Game – an event that garnered more than 10,000 fans last year. The game will also be televised on Big Ten network.For redshirt freshman offensive lineman Dan Voltz, the opportunity to play in the Spring Game in front of so many fans is the highlight of the spring – especially having never played in a regular season game for the Badgers this past fall.“Last year, my first Spring Game, I know I was pretty excited,” Voltz said. “So for the younger guys who have never played on TV or in front of a large crowd, it will be pretty cool.”last_img read more