Government U-turn on schools ‘ should never have taken this long’

first_img Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Government U-turn on schools ‘ should never have taken this long’ Google+ Previous articleDonegal projects to share €400,000 under Town & Village Renewal SchemeNext articleEmergency repair work underway as north Inishowen hit by water outage News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – January 8, 2021 An INTO Donegal representative has hit out at the Government for taking so long to make a U turn on its decision to keep schools open for leaving cert students and special needs classes. It’s after teaching unions said their members would not be going into schools on Monday.Instead, Leaving Cert students will be taught remotely until the end of this month.Speaking on today’s Nine til Noon show, Aine McGinley who’s the Donegal Central Executive Committee Representative with the INTO says the issue caused a lot of unnecessary worry this week:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebooklast_img read more

Where you can live next door to a celebrity in Brisbane

first_img Boxer Jeff Horn now calls Sunnybank home. Pic Mark Cranitch.Their new ‘modern mansion’ sits on a 1022sq m block and has keyless entry, a pool, an alfresco outdoor terrace, a study, multiple living zones, a home gym and a huge master suite.At the time of buying their new home, the humble Horn said it was a “much bigger and nicer house” than their form renovators delight. Now anyone keen to buzz around the same neighbourhood as The Hornet has the chance to bid on a modern five-bedroom house at 14 Littler St. 14 LITTLER ST SUNNYBANKThe elevated house sits on a 610 sqm block and will go under the hammer on November 23. The current median house price in Sunnybank is $710,000, according to CoreLogic. *** CAMP HILL The jawdropping home QLD tennis star Ash Barty has her eye on Phillip Di BellaBut the Di Bella’s haven’t traded postcodes, having bought another New Farm residence for $6.5 million back in 2017.Former AFL player Joel Patfull and his Insta-famous fiance Elle Ferguson also have their 73 Browne St pad on the market, but the couple are continuing the hunt for their next home in the suburb. Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)The current median house price in the sought-after suburb is $1,502,500, but units can still be bought for a more attainable median value of $577,000.For those with deeper pockets, a custom-built home at 18 Hawthorne St is within walking distance of some favourite star haunts. It is listed for sale by expressions of interest. 18 Hawthorne Street New Farm 18 Hawthorne Street New FarmBut for budget-conscious buyers, this one bedroom unit within an art deco-style complex at 7/600 Lower Bowen Terrace comes with its own courtyard, and is on the market for $450,000.It is also within walking distance of some Instagram-worthy locations. 7/600 LOWER BOWEN TERRACE NEW FARM *** Here, you can live close to The King. This architecturally-designed house on a 903sq m block is located within the realm of The Emperor of Lang Park, Wally Lewis. Wally Lewis (AAP Image/Richard Walker)On the market for offers over $1.999 million, 5 Downwind Court enjoys the bayside lifestyle – yacht clubs, cafes and a choice of dining options nearby. Possible willing buyers at the Wally Lewis statue AAP/David ClarkThe waterfront residence has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, high ceilings and banks of glass to let in the light. 5 DOWNWIND CT BIRKDALEThe loung and kitchen open on to a vast waterfront outdoor entertaining space which includes an undercover spa, a crystal saltwater pool with a waterfall feature, infrared sauna and a 4-hole putting green.Other features include two double garages, a 12m-long pontoon and a master bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the canal and boat pontoon. It is listed with Danny Day of Place Manly. 5 DOWNWIND CT BIRKDALE SUNNYBANK For the avid AFL fan, why not move in to the Lions den and buy in Camp Hill.It is here you can join Brisbane Lions star such as players Darcy Gardiner and Daniel Rich, who are also invested in the suburb. Brisbane Lions player Daniel Rich (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt)Daniel Rich sold up in Norman Park earlier this year and has a renovation project in Camp Hill and Darcy Gardiner owns a renovated post-war house in the suburb. RELATED: Lions legend sells Brisbane den ahead of AFL finals push Erin McNaught and Example at the 61st Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)The couple bought Russet House in Given Terrace, which was designed by Tim Stewart Architects and built by Graya Construction, for $2.8 million earlier this year. The couple own Russet House in PaddingtonBut savvy buyers could get a foot in the suburb for a fraction of that price.A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is currently for sale in the same street for offers over $269,000.The funky property generates a rental return of $285 a week and is only a stroll from the cafes and shops Paddington is famous for.***BROOKFIELDNetball legend Laura Geitz and husband, Mark Gilbride, bought their ‘forever home’ in leafy Brookfield last year for a cool $2.2 million. Laura Geitz, Barney and baby FrankThe Queensland golden girl wanted to swap the city life for the suburbs and is now raising her family in a beautifully restored, historic home on Upper Brookfield Road.The lush, acreage suburb is about 12km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $1.1 million.Just down the road from Ms Geitz, a block of land is currently on the market at 26 Upper Brookfield Road.The property comprises just over 4ha and has town water, a bus stop, a small rented cottage and a four-bay store barn. It comes with development approval to build a large home, with floor plans and house plans available on request.***SAMFORD VILLAGERetired rugby league star Sam Thaiday and his wife, Rachel, live on an acreage property in Samford Village. 2/9/2019: Sam and Rachel Thaiday (with their dogs) at their home in Samford Village. Lyndon Mechielsen/The AustralianThe couple bought the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house in 2013 for $1 million.Nearby is a four-bedroom property at 44 Mary Ring Drive, which is on the market for offers over $825,000.The low-maintenance family home is on a 600 sqm block in a quiet street, and is within walking distance of the ‘village’.It also comes with established gardens, a garden shed, a solar hot water system and two rain water tanks. 44 MARY RING DVE SAMFORD VILLAGE*** REDBANK HAWTHORNE Former Lions defender Sam Mayes still owns a house here despite ditching the Lions for Port Adelaide and Jamie Charman’s first flip house was in Camp Hill before he became a real estate agent.Property experts call Camp Hill a ‘Cinderella suburb’ with median house prices expected to pass $1 million as renovations and new builds transform the hub, 6km southeast of Brisbane’s CBD.Dominated by housing stock, the median sale price for houses has remained steady over the past three months at $910,000.For a classic home, try the three-bedroom renovated house at 81 Kennington Rd, Camp Hill that is going to auction on December 1. For contemporary, there is the brand new architect-designed four bedder at 25 Arrol St which is up for auction on November 30. 25 ARROL ST CAMP HILL*** BIRKDALE Neale Whitaker rescues home stuck in reno limbo HAMILTON With a median house price of just over $1 million, Hendra is fast becoming the new blue chip suburb to watch. It is, or has been, home to the likes of Brisbane Broncos veteran Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla, and Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm. Broncos captain Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla. Photo Mark Cranitch.The Boyd’s family entertainer was recently taken off the market after the couple welcomed their second child.They have also bought another renovators delight at Paddington. RELATED: Darius Boyd’s big project revealedcenter_img But within a forward pass of the Boyd’s modern house is 61 Lilley St, which might be easier on the wallet. This cottage at 61 Lilley St is listed for offers over $775,000Listed with Place Ascot, this cottage could be renovated or knocked down to make way for your own version of the Boyd’s residence.Within walking distance of Racecourse Road, the low-set, two bedroom cottage is listed for sale.And one street over, there are several houses for sale within a tumble turn of the house owned by Seebohm and ex Mitch Larcom.Among them is 126 Mein St, listed with Place Ascot, which will go to auction on November 30. And 126 Mein St will go under the hammer on November 30,The property looks directly over the Eagle Farm racecourse, and has four bedrooms and plenty of traditional features. And a few doors down at 112 Mein St, which is on the market for $1.175 million. *** When it came time to buy her first home, host of Great Australian Bake Off Mel Buttle looked at Redbank in Brisbane’s western suburbs.“The fact that I could actually afford a house there was certainly amazing,” she said. Foxtel’s The Great Australian Bake Off host Mel ButtleThe comedian only recently bought a 1910-era house in the suburb, which is attracting its fair share of first home buyers thanks to its affordable house prices and the many new homes eligible for the First Home Owners Grant. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe median house price in Redbank is just $320,000, well below that of Greater Brisbane at $535,000. Redbank is about 25km southwest of Brisbane and is a suburb of Ipswich, which itself is undergoing significant growth. Just like Buttle’s Redbank home, this cottage is just a short walk to two historic hotels, Redbank Plaza and the train station. 28 BRISBANE RD REDBANKLocated at 28 Brisbane Road, it is listed for offers between $340,000 and $360,000. *** NEW FARM This eclectic suburb has long been a favourite haunt for the well-heeled due to its character homes and proximity to the city.But a surge in interest has seen many of the older houses either given extreme makeovers or knocked down to make way for extravagant trophy homes.Among those that call Paddington home are international model Erin McNaught and her British rapper husband, Example. RELATED: Erin McNaught, Example call Brisbane home after splashing $2.8m on Paddington stunner PADDINGTON This blue chip inner-city suburb has been home to many local celebrities, from star footy players to business entrepreneurs.Coffee king Phillip Di Bella and his wife Gianna are currently selling their luxurious New Farm property at 30 Turner Avenue, which is listed for offers between $3.8 million and $3.95 million. RELATED: Coffee king Di Bella ramps up push to sell New Farm home Brisbane, where the weather is better and the houses more affordable than southern capitals AAP/David Clark *** HENDRA This one is for buyers with deep pockets. Designed by leading architect Shaun Lockyer, 33B Harbour Rd was built for developer Don O’Rorke of Consolidated Properties and sold for a whopping $11.8 million back in 2015. 33B Harbour Rd, Hamilton makes a statement but you would need deeper pockets for this oneIt was bought by a cashed up Asian buyer for her son, who has relocated to Melbourne.The statement residence, which is called Balaam, has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms and sits on a 1609 sqm block with 48.3m of river frontage. The Shaun Lockyer-designed house was originally built for Consolidated Properties boss Don O’Rorke. Pic Mark Cranitch.Other features include a cantilevered, heated swimming pool with an adjoining bar and kitchen, an internal lift to all levels, a climate-controlled wine cellar, an open-air fire pit with gas, a parent’s master suite overlooking the CBD and Brisbane River, a fully-equipped gymnasium with shower and sauna, three outdoor terraces, several secure children’s play areas plus a creche, an architecturally designed cubby house and animal enclosure and the potential for 24m pontoon with direct and private access. It is seriously swish!It is listed with Matt Lancashire of Ray White New FarmThe street itself also has some famous owners including the queen of active wear.Records show that Lorna Jane Clarkson bought the sprawling property next door for $10.3 million back in 2010. Active wear company owner Lorna Jane in her office in Brisbane. (Photo AAP/Megan Slade). *** Boxing fans may want to check out 14 Littler St and 11 Naldi St. Both properties are located in the same area that local legend Jeff Horn now calls home. ‘The Hornet’ and his wife Joanna paid $1.71 million for a contemporary house in the area in September last year, upgrading from the Acacia Ridge house that Horn bought was still a schoolteacher. RELATED: Jeff Horn enters househunting ring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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MORE NEWS: Renewed push to sell fitness queen Ashy Bines’ home A four bedroom contemporary house that is owned by Leon McNiece, the founder of Goodlife Health Clubs, and his wife Michelle, has been listed with Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett.Located at 10 Aaron Avenue, it went under the hammer on Wednesday night but was passed in and negotiations are continuing. 10 AARON AVENUE HAWTHORNEAaron Street is a magnet for the well-heeled, with mining magnate Gina Rinehart the owner of $18.5 million worth of house and land just down the road, and finance wizard Noel Whittaker and his wife Geraldine also holding prime real estate. Properties are also owned by a property developer, a lawyer and business identities. Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has a swish pad down the road And so does finance guru Noel WhittakerAs for 10 Aaron Ave, the property has views of the Brisbane River, an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and a new kitchen.The upper level is home to three of the four bedrooms, including the master retreat with its own private balcony, an ensuite and oversized his and hers walk-in wardrobes.It is listed with Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba. 10 AARON AVENUE HAWTHORNE ***last_img read more

NBA: Antetokounmpo scores 29 as Bucks cruise past Nets

first_img The Los Angeles Clippers launched a six-game road trip with a 133-130 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans. With forward Paul George out for a fifth straight game with a hamstring strain, Kawhi Leonard continued his red-hot scoring pace, delivering 39 points for the Clippers – who trailed by 10 points late in the third quarter. Leonard has now scored at least 30 points in each of his past five games. Lou Williams scored 14 of his 32 points in the final period, when the Clippers out-scored the Pelicans 31-20. Williams put the Clippers up 133-127 with a three-pointer with 31.6 seconds remaining. JJ Redick responded with a three and Leonard missed, but Redick’s attempt at a game-tying three-pointer bounced off the rim. Center Derrick Favors led the Pelicans with 22 points. Brandon Ingram added 21, Redick chipped in 19 and Lonzo Ball scored 18 in a triple-double that also included 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Loading… New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is slated to make his injury-delayed NBA debut on January 22Read Also: Tyson reveals: I won’t get into the boxing ring with SerenaThe Clippers, third in a Western Conference race led by the cross-town rival Lakers, improved to 30-13 with their third straight win.The Pelicans, who came into the contest having won four of their past five, will hope to see their fortunes improve further with the addition on Wednesday of number one draft pick Zion Williamson, whose NBA regular-season debut was delayed by right knee surgery in October.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Milwaukee Bucks, led by 29 points from reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, ran roughshod over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, improving their league-leading record with a 117-97 victory. Lou Williams of the LA Clippers shoots against Nickeil Alexander-Walker in a 133-130 NBA victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Antetokounmpo added 12 rebounds in the victory, the Bucks’ sixth straight. Milwaukee improved to 38-6 and lead the Miami Heat by 7 1⁄2 games in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks led 57-42 at half-time and stretched the advantage to 93-71 heading into the final period. Khris Middleton added 20 points for the Bucks, who had six players score in double figures. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 17 points, but Brooklyn never really looked like stopping the Bucks, who connected on 50.6 percent of their shots from the field, including 17 of 37 three-point attempts. They held the Nets to 33.3 percent shooting, and never trailed after the opening minutes.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs This 1921 Cartoon The First Ever Meme?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love Withlast_img read more

LA Clippers hold off New York Knicks for 101-94 victory

first_img“It’s funny, I think offensively he was surprised how different the offense is than the way it was run in Boston. And so I thought he struggled with that early on.”Rivers coached Green at Boston for parts of two seasons. Green was shooting 47 percent overall for the Clippers, 41.3 percent (12 of 29) before Friday.As for his defense, it’s obvious that Green gets lost at times.“Defensively is where I probably want him to pick it up more,” Rivers said. “Like he had a great offensive night against Oklahoma, but our team was horrendous defensively. Not just Jeff, the whole team. Coaching staff, everybody.”After Friday’s victory, Rivers doled out kudos to Green for his defense while playing a whopping 45 minutes. “Tonight I thought he fought and he had to play just a high volume of minutes,” Rivers said. “I thought he was in the right place tonight, which for me, was the most important part.”Green intimated that his defense is all about getting used to what the Clippers do, and hard work.“There are certain calls that Doc uses that are different from when I was in Memphis,” he said. “You know, just the lingo, remembering that and just remembering game to game, the changes, because they’re going to vary from game to game.“At the end of the day, I know Doc always says it’s all about effort, it’s all about competing and I’m going to go out there and give it my all.”Teammate Chris Paul shook his head when told how many minutes Green played.“It’s crazy,” Paul said. “At some point during the second quarter I told J.J. (Redick), I said, ‘Jeff ain’t been out, has he?’ It’s crazy, because you couldn’t tell.”The Clippers led the Knicks 61-50 at halftime. But New York was within two (76-74) entering the fourth quarter after trailing by as many as 15 points with 8:10 left in the third. The game was tied 84-84 with 6:22 left in the game. The game was still in the balance when Redick buried a 3-pointer 36.2 seconds to play for a 99-92 lead.Then DeAndre Jordan had two big blocks to seal the Knicks’ fate.mPaul scored 24 points on 9 of 17 shooting after he made his first seven shots. He also had 15 assists. Redick scored 20 and Wes Johnson, Jordan and Jamal Crawford each scored 10. Jordan grabbed 19 rebounds and blocked six shots.The Clippers (42-22) pulled within 1 1/2 games of third-place Oklahoma City in the Western Conference standings as the Thunder lost at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who, like the Knicks are not playoff-bound.“I think I have said this for 10 years, but people do not respect how hard it is to win a game in this league,” Rivers said, explaining why this win was tough to come get. “Just because a team has a bad record and you have everything to play for, they didn’t wake up in the morning and say, ‘Let’s lose.’”The Clippers shot 44.7 percent, 44.8 (13 of 29) from 3-point range. The Knicks (27-40) shot 41 percent, just 20 percent (4 of 20) from beyond the arc.New York (27-40) was led in scoring by 7-foot-3 rookie center Kristaps Porzingis, who had 23 points but just four rebounds in 31 minutes. Carmelo Anthony and Robin Lopez each scored 20 with Lopez grabbing 19 rebounds.The smaller Clippers did well to only get outrebounded by a 48-44 count. The Clippers were again with Blake Griffin (fracture hand) as well as Luc Mbah a Moute (lacerated eyelid) and Paul Pierce (sore toe). Clippers fans got their first look at Porzingis, who came in averaging 13.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Rivers couldn’t heap enough praise on him before the game. “There are some good rookies,” Rivers said. “He’s one of them, for sure. He’s going to be great, I think. He has size, he can shoot the ball, he has great toughness. And I think that’s probably the area people miss the most.“They looked at his slight frame and probably thought a soft European player. And they didn’t get that. They got a tough European player. And he’s good and he’s just going to keep getting better. He gets tested every night and he’s going to be really good.”Porzingis had 12 of his points in the third quarter, when the Knicks were coming back.“I got myself going,” he said. “I found a rhythm and my teammates were trusting me.”Next up for the Clippers are the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Staples Center. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Forward Jeff Green on Friday played in his 10th game with the Clippers after coming over from Memphis in a trade. If Green performs to his potential, he could play a big role in the upcoming playoffs, which begin in just more than a month.At times, he’s been terrific on offense. Other times, he’s been terrible. Defensively is where coach Doc Rivers believes he needs to improve the most.Rivers was asked to give a report on Green before his team took on and defeated the New York Knicks 101-94 before a sellout crowd of 19,175 at Staples Center.“Just up and down,” Rivers said of Green, who scored 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Wednesday’s loss at Oklahoma City; the game before that he shot 0 of 5 in a win at Dallas and in Friday’s victory he had 17 points on 6 of 11 from the field. “We would love him to be more consistent and he will be. I’m confident in that. It’s not like we eased him in. We grabbed him and threw him in.last_img read more