first_imgMetricon Home’s Metro 31 display home at Helensvale’s The Surrounds.Metricon Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said it was an honour to receive the award.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“To receive this recognition for our workmanship, design and innovation is a thrill and a credit to our Queensland team,” he said.“Entering the Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards has allowed us to showcase what we do and how proud we are of our team.” Renders of Sunland’s Magnoli Residences.“The commercial projects completed in our region over the past year will have a positive impact on the local community now and into the future.“The quality of the winning homes is second to none and epitomise what coastal living is all about.”The full list of winners can be found here Metricon Homes has won a Master Builders Queensland award for its Metro 31 display home at Helensvale’s The Surrounds.THE Gold Coast’s best houses, developments and builders will represent the glitz and glamour of the Glitter Strip at the Master Builders Queensland state awards next month.There were 50 award recipients at the Gold Coast ceremony last month, which was one of nine to be held across the state.They will now compete in the State Housing and Construction Awards to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 12.Among the winners was Metricon Homes, which claimed one of the five ‘Best Display Homes’ categories for its Metro 31 design on display at The Surrounds in Helensvale.center_img The Tilbury residential community, Coomera by Bos Property Group.Bos Property Group was also recognised for The Tilbury Residences at Upper Coomera while Sunland Group was honoured for Magnoli Residences at Palm Beach.Master Builders’ Gold Coast regional manager John Duncalfe said the standard of projects entered in the awards was “extremely impressive”.“It’s been a massive few years for the Gold Coast, with preparation for the Commonwealth Games taking centre stage,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgRever Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Barry MacLeod as its new chief executive officer.MacLeod replaces Mark Bessell, who stepped down from the role last month, for personal reasons, the company noted.MacLeod has eight years’ experience as board director of the company. His roles within Rever have included operations director, asset management director and latterly managing director, a post he has held for the past five years.Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, completed a full rebrand in January of this year following the transition to new ownership.last_img read more

first_imgA CORRESPONDENTNORTH LAKHIMPUR, July 31: Dhemaji District scored the 2nd best team title in the 35th Assam State Taekwondow Championship held from July 25 to 29 in Dibrugarh at University campus. The Dhemaji District team, which participated in the event under the management of the Secretary of Dhemaji District Taekwondow Association, Purnananda Hazarika, Assistant Secretary Deep Chutia and adviser Lalit Dihinga, was potent enough to secure 35 medals in the tournament, out of which were 11 gold, 8 silver and 16 bronze.last_img read more

first_imgGuinness Nigeria Plc. has held the grand finale of the 2017 edition of Guinness Cup. Guinness Cup is an employee competition that fosters team spirit and celebrates employees’ prowess in a range of sporting activities.This year’s edition of the competition featured games such as:  football, volleyball, scrabble, draughts and table tennis. The tournament began with preliminary games and culminated in a high-profile final which held at Agege stadium Lagos.Speaking at the finals, Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Peter Ndegwa, noted that Guinness Cup provided a unique opportunity for Guinness Nigeria employees to ‘live’ the organisation’s purpose – “To Celebrate Life Everyday Everywhere”. He said: “I look forward to the Guinness Cup every year because it presents a unique platform for all Guinness Nigeria employees to have a great time, and celebrate life together in line with our purpose.“Sport is not just a physical activity that produces a winner and the loser. Rather, sporting activities present a unique opportunity to celebrate the best qualities of the human spirit. Qualities like: resilience, teamwork, adaptability, creativity, stamina and the determined pursuit of excellence. I am therefore delighted to enjoy the finals but also recognise employees who are participating in various games”Team Benin emerged overall winner of the football tournament beating the Lagos team to clinch the coveted trophy for the first time in three years.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Published on March 1, 2013 at 10:29 am Facebook Twitter Google+ For 39 minutes, Michael Carter-Williams played the goat. Turnovers piled up – eight in all. Shots misfired and clanked off of the rim – he finished 4-for-13 from the field. But when it mattered most, he delivered.With 26 seconds left, Louisville guard Peyton Siva fired a pass to Wayne Blackshear. Carter-Williams leapt in the way, intercepting the ball and finishing a two-handed slam with 23 seconds remaining to put Syracuse up one.“It was just all off adrenaline,” the SU point guard said after the game. “I just owed it to my teammates and to my coaches and to finish that play and to win the game.”Carter-Williams knocked down a free throw on the Orange’s next possession, and came away with a steal on the one after to ice then-No. 6 Syracuse’s 70-68 upset of the No. 1 team in the country in front of 22,814 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.The Orange jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead, forcing a UofL timeout. SU stretched its lead to as large as eight points before the Cardinals battled back.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCarter-Williams turned the ball over at a rapid rate – five in the first eight-plus minutes – but Syracuse still held a lead. But with 10:26 remaining in the first half, Cardinals guard Kevin Ware drilled a 3-pointer to give Louisville a 19-18 lead. The Orange wouldn’t lead again until 15-plus minutes into the second half.They would, however, hold a tie going into halftime after a Carter-Williams 3 with seven seconds left in the half – his first to that point – evened the game at 38.“They forced me to turn the ball over, obviously, and I just knew that I was better than that, better than I was playing in terms of turning the ball over,” Carter-Williams said. “It was tough but I didn’t lose faith in myself and I kept attacking.”The Cardinals wasted no time responding, though. Louisville scored 10 of the first 12 points of the second half to take a 48-40 lead. But SU kept battling, staying within six through the rest of the game.With 7:37 remaining, Russ Smith jammed home a dunk to give Louisville a 62-57 lead. The Cardinals would score just six more points the rest of the way.“They made some really terrific defensive plays down the stretch and that was the game,” Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said. “Give them credit, they made the plays.”It set the stage for Carter-Williams’ heroics. Even on a day when shooting guard Brandon Triche was the one keeping Syracuse in the game with 23 points, including a perfect 7-for-7 first half, the point guard, instead, was the one who came up with the crunch-time plays.His first 20 minutes were a disaster, and much of the next 19 didn’t go much better. But in the end, it was redemption for the Orange’s polarizing point guard.“It’s not how you start all the time, it’s how you finish,” Triche said. “And I think he finished a game that he should, he finished in a way that pretty much won us the game.”— Compiled by David Wilson, asst. sports editor, Commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe tumultuous non-conference portion of USC’s schedule came to a close Wednesday night.There have been highs, such as recent wins over ranked opponents Texas and Tennessee, and there have been lows, including a 20-point home loss against Rider, and a large blown lead on the road at Nebraska.Wednesday night’s game against Lehigh (6-6) was another high point for the Trojans (8-5), a convincing 76-49 win.USC came out shooting the ball well, making six of their first seven 3-point attempts.Junior guard Jio Fontan shined in his first home appearance and third game overall since becoming eligible to play for the Trojans after transferring from Fordham. Fontan had a game-high 21 points, and made all four of his 3-point attempts.“Jio is getting better every game,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said. “He is a guy who [fills] a missing piece for us.”Junior forward Nikola Vucevic came alive in the second half, scoring 14 of his 16 points after halftime, while also adding 10 rebounds. Senior forward Alex Stepheson also had a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.With senior guard Marcus Simmons draped all over him, sophomore guard C.J. McCollum, the Mountain Hawk’s leading scoring who entered the night averaging 22.5 points per game, only managed to score one point in the first half, and seven points overall.After back-to-back victories, and four wins in the last five games, the Trojans believe they have discovered what it takes to win.“We have to play defense,” Vucevic said. “We have to stop people. We are not going to just outscore anybody. We have to hold [opponents] under 40 percent [from the field].”USC begins Pac-10 competition against preseason conference favorite Washington on December 29 at 7:30 p.m.“We want to win every single game in our league,” O’Neill said. “Will we win every game? I doubt it. But we are going to play hard, and I am convinced of that now. I have a lot of confidence that I did not have early on.”last_img read more

first_imgDespite the news surrounding Corey Clement’s prognosis and the looming excitement of the first night game in Madison in three years, the football game still will be played Saturday night.Football: Corey Clement to miss 4-6 weeksCorey Clement’s supposed breakout season is going to wait at least another month to take off. University of Wisconsin head Read…The matchup: No. 22 Wisconsin against Hawaii. It will be the first meeting between the two teams since Dec. 5, 2009. The Badgers won that game 51-10 in Honolulu and lead the all-time series 5-1, winning the last five.The Badgers (2-1) will look to extend their home winning streak to double digits, as the current mark sits at nine consecutive victories in Camp Randall.Hawaii (2-1)Head coach Norm Chow leads his team into Camp Randall with a winning record for the first time in his entire tenure as head coach at Hawaii.Since Chow took over four seasons ago, Hawaii is 10-30.The reversal of fortune this year comes at the hands of quarterback Max Wittek, a transfer from USC, and running back Paul Harris.Harris has averaged 87 yards per game on the ground, and Wittek has thrown for five touchdowns and five yards over the first three games of the season.The challenge Hawaii presents, Badgers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said, is their ability to spread the defense out and their ability to call either a run or a pass out of the same formation.“They spread you out,” Aranda said. “They line up those No. 1 receivers outside the numbers.”That, Aranda said, forces the defense to run a single-high safety, which Wisconsin will employ Saturday night. It leaves defenses susceptible to big plays if receivers can break a tackle after a short pass on a slant or a hitch.Against No. 1 Ohio State two weeks ago, Hawaii fought hard for three quarters, trailing 17-0 going into the fourth.UW head coach Paul Chryst said Hawaii’s physicality makes for a good challenge.“I think they’re a team that loves the physical part of the game,” Chryst said. “I think their schemes play to that and I think they’ve got some really good football players.” Game informationWhen: Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.Where: Camp Randall Stadium (80,321), Madison, WisconsinTV: Big Ten Network (Joe Beninati, J. Lehman, Jay Wilson)Radio: Badger Sports Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher, Patrick Herb)last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid forward Gareth Bale has dealt Wales a big blow in their bid to book a place in next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after he was ruled out with a calf strain.Bale will miss the crucial European qualifying games against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland as a result of the injury.The blow is unquantifiable for Wales at the moment with the team winless without Bale since October 2013 against Macedonia.His club manager Zinedine Zidane had earlier played down concerns about his fitness by revealing that the former Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur man was rested for Sunday’s 2-0 win over Espanyol as a precaution.He thereafter joined up with the Wales squad on Monday and the medical staff had been hopeful that he would be fit despite missing training.With the calf strain, the 28-year-old won’t travel with the team to Georgia and Barnsley striker Tom Bradshaw has been called up to the Wales squad as his replacement.RelatedBale Injury Aftermath: Injured Welsh Striker Banks On Team To Prove Doubters Wrong AgainOctober 5, 2017In “FIFA”Coleman Names 23-Man Squad For Upcoming World Cup QualifiersSeptember 28, 2017In “World Cup”Gareth Bale leads Real Madrid into Club World Cup finalDecember 19, 2018In “FIFA”last_img read more

first_imgGhana Football Association President nominated to chair the Fair-Play and Social Responsibility Committee of the continent’s sport governing body, the Confederation of African Football.The appointment to the Standing Committee was confirmed by Caf’s Executive Committee at its meeting in Cairo on May 15th and 16th 2013 following a new system of selection.Kwesi Nyantakyi, who is a CAF Executive Committee member will chair the eight-member Committee for the period between 2013-2015.The GFA President was also approved as the Vice-President of the Media Committee while he retained his seat as a member of the Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations.Nyantakyi will also represent West B on the Consultative Committee CAF/National Associations.last_img read more

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, March 2, 2015:•7:45 a.m. Steven D. Raynolds, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•7:59 a.m. Sean A. Clift, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•12:45 p.m. Eric R. Bannister, 29, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for expired drivers’ license.•1:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 200 block N. Washington, Wellington.•3:20 p.m. Rob E. Supon, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•3:35 p.m. Rebecca M. Elder, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation and child restraint violation.•5:05 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 100 block E. 10th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Derek A. Dawson, 27, Wellington and a fixed object/sign owned by Sumner County.last_img read more