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Extra space of well-kept residence draws buyers

first_imgInside the home at 134 Westlake Drive, Westlake.Ms Xing said the house which was on a 984sq m block was a local favourite and its presentation brought in plenty of prospects during the marketing period.“There’ve been people from the south side moving here as well as local people,” Ms Xing said.Ms Xing said homes that were well presented and priced below $1 million had been most in demand. “It is a beautiful area and I’m not short of buyers for good quality homes here,” Ms Xing said.“They just have to get in and buy them very quickly,” she said. The home at 134 Westlake Drive, Westlake.CENTENARY suburbs have drawn increased activity from buyers with the latest sale achieving a solid $880,000.The home at 134 Westlake Drive, Westlake sold on September 22.The figure reflected a price for that was $75,000 more than the suburb’s median house price.Brisbane Real Estate sales executive Lauren Xing said although family buyers generally dominated Westlake, the purchasers were a retired couple looking for extra space.“The house was built in 1975 and it was very well kept,” Ms Xing said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“It’s the first time it’s been offered for sale,” she said.last_img read more

How ACC Network deal impacts Notre Dame’s football future

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — How will Notre Dame football’s relationship evolve with the ACC Network for the long haul?That’s one of the residual questions from the ACC Kickoff, where talk of the network’s Aug. 22 launch on ESPN dominated the two-day event. ACC commissioner John Swofford answered those questions, making it clear the Irish are a full-and-equal partner in the new venture. Notre Dame will maintain its five-game football arrangement with the other 14 football schools.   Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2f/1c/dabo-bk-081818-getty-ftrjpg_10pstjihb497n1mjncs3opkdj3.jpg?t=126506108&w=500&quality=80 How will the ACC Network affect that relationship? Notre Dame’s television agreement to have home games on NBC runs through 2025 and draws approximately $15 million per year. ESPN’s contract with the ACC runs through 2036; Swofford said if the Irish choose to join a conference in football, they would be contractually obligated to join the ACC.   While that’s not in the cards now, Swofford emphasized the benefits of Notre Dame’s membership. It gives the ACC a sixth private institution, and the Irish won the 2018 women’s basketball national championship.”It’s been a win-win for the ACC as well as for Notre Dame,” Swofford said. “Their membership in the league has been everything that we would have anticipated. It’s fully met expectations for us, and I think Notre Dame would tell you it has fully met expectations for Notre Dame. Institutionally it’s just a really good fit.”The reason for that is they bring just as much value to the ACC Network as any other school in that league,” he said. “The five games we play each year in football, any of those games that are in a home stadium of the ACC could be on the ACC Network.”MORE: Mack Brown sheds light on return to UNC, and exit from TexasIn 2019, that means the Nov. 9 matchup against Duke is slated to be on the ACC Network. The Sept. 2 opener at Louisville is on ESPN, and the home matchups against Virginia (Sept. 28), Virginia Tech (Nov. 2) and Boston College (Nov. 23) will be on NBC. In 2020, Notre Dame’s marquee matchup is a rematch with Clemson on Nov. 7 at Notre Dame Stadium.Speculation about Playoff expansion and realignment will always involve the Irish given they are a perennial power coming off their first playoff appearance. Notre Dame, however, does not play a conference championship like the other Power 5 conferences.   Swofford maintains the Irish are one of college football’s brands that will be a huge part of the ACC Network’s longterm plans. Swofford believes the Irish’s role within the conference is a story worth telling.  Could the network’s story influence Notre Dame football as college football continues to evolve into the next decade? That question will never have a definitive answer as long as the partnership exists.  “Possibly, yes,” Swofford said. “I’ve said many times we’ve been open to the conversation and I know our television partner would be as well. But again, I would say, because I don’t want it to be misconstrued, that it’s not something I would anticipate in the near future.” That’s the continued agreement for now, but Swofford answered the big question about the future.MORE: Dabo Swinney insists Clemson won’t shrink under bright lights of ACC Network”If Notre Dame reached a point where they were interested to join in football, we would readily have that conversation,” Swofford told Sporting News. “I don’t expect that to happen. When we made the arrangement with Notre Dame, some people thought, ‘Well it’s just a matter of time in football.’ I’ve never really thought that.”It’s the same open-door policy knowing the Irish would prefer not to work through — even in the College Football Playoff era.As it stands, the current arrangement has produced mixed results on the field. Notre Dame began playing a rotation of ACC schools in 2014. The Irish are 17-9 in those games, but that includes an 0-3 record against ACC teams ranked inside the top 10.Those were high-profile matchups against No. 2 Florida State in 2014, No. 7 Miami in 2017 and last year’s College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 2 Clemson. Swofford, who reiterated that he respects Notre Dame’s independent status in the current college football landscape, said that Irish-Tigers matchup did not test his allegiances.  “You pull for the ACC team,” Swofford said. “With all respect to Notre Dame when it’s a football game, you lean toward in this case Clemson or the ACC team because it technically is a nonconference game. Notre Dame against everybody else I’m pulling for them.” last_img read more

Gor Youth, Beijing win Nairobi Chapa Dimba

first_imgOn their side, Beijing Raiders triumphed after putting up a skilled match against Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani winning 5-0.“We are very proud of our victory today. The game was tough and the field was muddy but we won! We remain hopeful to win the National finals come 25th of March,” Gor Mahia Youth skipper Chris Alpher said.Gor Mahia player Otieno Selassie (in green bib)scores a goal during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional finals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika road. Gor Mahia won the match after scoring Slum dwellers 3-0.Beijing Raiders coach, Mark Okwiri said; “This is a great moment for our team and we actually cannot hide our joy. It is really a big step for us.”The journey has been long and winding for us but now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The national finals will not be a walk in the park but we will give it our best.”The two winning teams each received a cash reward of  Sh200,000 and will now proceed to the National finals set for March 22- 25th at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.Beijing Raiders player Selvin Kasowa (in a blue bib) scores a goal during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional finals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika roadd. Beijing Raiders won the match after scoring Acakoro 5-0.“The regional finals have ended today and all the regional champions from across the country are gearing to go,” Director -Consumer Business Unit, Safaricom, Sylvia Mulinge.“We have already done the draws for the National finals and each team is aware of their challenger as at now. We applaud all the winning teams for the job well done and wish them all the very best in their quest for National victory,” she added.At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with Sh1mn each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April.Over 270 games were played across the entire Nairobi region with 174 teams taking part in the competition that kicked off with group stages on of 13th January 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Two Gor Mahia Youth FC players (from Left) Otieno Selassie and Chris Alpher celebrate after scoring a goal during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional finals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika road. Gor Mahia won the match after scoring Slum dwellers 3-0.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Gor Mahia Youth FC from Makadara and Beijing Raiders from Starehe are the Champions of the Nairobi region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football tournament in the Boys and Girls category.Gor edged out Slum Dwellers from Westlands scoring 3-0 in the Boys finals for Nairobi region held on Sunday at Nairobi’s Stima Club Grounds.last_img read more