Water views make luxury Gold Coast home special

first_img10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.Mr Thorn decided to move from Perth after visiting the Gold Coast and enjoying the laid-back coastal lifestyle.“When I retired, I decided this is the place to be,” he said.He said it was the perfect family home.The couple have breathed new life into the five-bedroom, four bathroom property over the years, expanding it and giving it a more elegant style.“I’ve spent about $650,000 to make it really nice,” Mr Thorn said.Flawless marble, granite and porcelain finishes are featured throughout while wide windows frame the water views. It also has a home theatre, sunroom and two wet bars. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.A wraparound alfresco entertainment area with timber deck overlooks the canal and pool, which leads down to a terrace and then a lawn area with water access from a pontoon.Mr Thorn said while they loved the home, it was time to downsize because they were “empty nesting”. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.LIVING on the waterfront is a dream for many people, but imagine it almost surrounding your home.This Benowa Waters property is perfectly positioned to make the most of 180 degree canal views.It was one of the reasons David and Suporn Thorn bought the Mediterranean inspired home at 10 Moray Court almost 20 years ago. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.center_img 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.last_img read more


Siasia, Akanni lament as COVID-19 stalls CAS hearing

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules FG sensitises stakeholders on safe school reopening template A former Super Eagles Head Coach, Samson Siasia, is lamenting the postponement of his match-fixing allegation hearing slated for Lausanne, Switzerland on March 19 due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The disease, which is currently ravaging Europe, US, Asia and other parts of the world, has forced the Court of Arbitration for Sport to postpone Siasia’s invitation to the European country indefinitely. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday, Siasia described the postponement of his invitation as sad. According to him, being well and healthy in these trying times is more important. COVID-19, known also as coronavirus, has struck the global community with Europe currently having the lion’s share of people killed so far by the virus. It will be recalled that FIFA had handed a lifetime ban on Siasia, 52, in August 2019 for alleged match-fixing. Switzerland is currently on lockdown because of the disease and was listed among 13 countries whose citizens had been banned by the Federal Government from entering Nigeria. Siasia said: “It is sad, honestly, but there is nothing anybody can do at this moment other than to pray that this virus disappears. “Being alive is the most important thing, although being able to work is important, but we have to stay alive first to make the money.” Siasia, however, pleaded with CAS to grant him permission to continue coaching, pending when his case would be heard after the March 19 scheduled date for the hearing. He said: “I think it will be kind and fair of them if CAS will allow me to coach, pending when moving around will be safe again.” In the same vein, Siasia’s associate, Waidi Akanni, who was also Siasia’s former teammate during their active days as footballers, urged CAS to allow Siasia to continue with his coaching career, pending a new date for the hearing. Akanni said: “Nobody knows when the coronavirus will be eradicated. “That’s like putting his life on hold. “This is sad as it is, but the only fair thing to do is to allow him coach until a new date is fixed. “This is his life. “Most likely the only thing he knows how to do. “We can only appeal that he is given a soft-landing until the coronavirus thing blows away.” Siasia was a 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner with the Super Eagles in Tunisia. He also played in Nigeria’s maiden appearance at USA ’94 World Cup, where he scored a goal against a Diego Maradona-led Albiceleste of Argentina. The former striker played over 50 times for Nigeria, scoring 16 goals. As a coach, he led Nigeria’s U-20 and U-23 sides to continental successes in 2005 and 2015 respectively. He also guided the U-20s to a runner-up finish at the 2005 World Youth Championships (as it was then known) in the Netherlands. Siasia is the most decorated African football coach at the Olympics, winning silver at the Beijing Games in 2008 and bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio. NAN.Tags: CASCOVID-19Federal GovernmentFIFASamson Siasialast_img read more


Jalen Carey knows exactly how to deal with a broken finger injury: Train his weak hand

first_img Published on April 8, 2018 at 8:52 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 NEW YORK — The injury bug that swarmed over nearly half of the Syracuse rotation for much of last season — Bourama Sidibe, Howard Washington and Matthew Moyer each fell victim and missed significant time — has trickled into the offseason and hit incoming freshman Jalen Carey.Carey, a four-star guard and 2,000-point scorer from Immaculate Conception (New Jersey) High School, is out for about eight weeks with a broken middle finger on his right hand. But an injury involving Carey’s right arm is not unique, as he broke it as a 6-year-old after he tried to block his father’s shot in a pick-up game. Carey’s father utilized that injury to develop his son’s left hand, his weak side.For several months that year, Carey dribbled exclusively with his left hand. He didn’t have an option because his right arm was wrapped in a cast. Carey and his father credit his ability to drive left so well to his intense dribbling workouts, which trace back to that right-arm injury 12 years ago.So it comes as little surprise that Carey is not more than “a little frustrated” that he didn’t play this weekend in the 2018 Jordan Brand Classic, a high school all-star game played at the Barclays Center in front of dozens of NBA scouts. Carey will replicate his post-injury workout routine from his early years by training every day with his left hand over the next eight weeks.“Just lefty work,” Carey said. “Work my off hand with my dad, my trainers. I won’t take shots with my right hand or anything. Hopefully, I’m back in quicker than eight weeks.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCarey committed to Syracuse last October, choosing to join former commit Darius Bazley and the Orange despite offers from national champion Villanova, Kansas, Indiana, Notre Dame and Connecticut, plus about two dozen others.As of less than two weeks ago, he was supposed to pair up with Bazley as one of two Syracuse commits in the Jordan Brand Classic. But neither represented SU in the game. Bazley decommitted on March 29, and Carey broke the finger on Wednesday in a workout near his home.Some of the best players in the country on Sunday night described Carey’s game — what he would have displayed in the Jordan Brand Classic, as well as what he will bring to Syracuse starting in the fall. They described him as a do-it-all player and combo guard who can defend well on the perimeter.“Jalen’s nice,” said Bazley, a five-star forward. “He’s a tall guard. He can really shoot the ball, he has a good feel for the game. He’s really smooth. I think he’s going to excel at Syracuse.”Coby White, a North Carolina commit and the all-time leading scorer in North Carolina high school basketball history who ranked No. 19 in his class, once played against Carey when they were 16. Carey scored 20 points, White estimated, from nowhere in particular on the floor. He scored from 3-point range, midrange and via dribble drives.“He killed us. He gave us buckets,” White said. “He is straight buckets. He’s from Harlem, so he plays with that chip on his shoulder.”But nobody saw Carey play this weekend. A four-star and ESPN Top 100 commit, he was performing a jumping exercise last week with a light dumbbell for resistance. He slipped on a mat below, and the weight slipped from his hands and fell on his middle finger. His finger swelled up and the tip was crooked, he said.Over the next month or two, Carey will run sprints, perform hundreds of pushups every day and do pull-ups in a nearby park while strengthening his left hand.“My game could elevate more than what it is now,” Carey said. “I’m not a big fan of lifting. Just perfecting my craft … Usually I have injuries and I play through it. But this one, I had to tell my mom to take me to the doctor.”Carey, who sat courtside in a black jumpsuit at the Jordan Brand Classic, will arrive at SU in the second summer session, beginning July 2. Several members of his family were at Barclays Center on Sunday afternoon, following a practice session Saturday morning at the Brooklyn Nets practice facility.A large billboard on 34th Street in Manhattan featured Carey, to which he wrote on Twitter: “Growing up in a rough place, to seeing billboards with my face.”“Just taking it all in,” Carey said. “Seizing the moment, enjoying every bit of it. I’m going to be expected to do major things next year.”Carey added that he wants to wear No. 0 with Syracuse next season. Because, in his mind, that’s how many defenders will be able to guard him. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more