Pradella’s sweet investment trifecta a taste of pretty comfy retirement

first_imgBCM Property Home liftout. The $75 million Canopy Bardon project by Pradella Property Ventures. Managing director David Pradella.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoBRISBANE developer David Pradella must have a pretty sweet retirement plan, with three apartments in one building alone able to earn him over $3,000 a week.His management company has just put his three bedroom 135sq m unit at Flow Residences in West End on the rental market for $910 a week.The investment unit at 17/37 Duncan Street comes two months after his luxurious 280sq m riverfront penthouse in the same complex (apartment 40) went up for rent at $1390 a week. He had apartment 19 looking for a tenant in the $875 a week mark in December last year.That’s net $150,000 a year off those three apartments which are just a taste of his property magic. The development whiz has a dozen properties in Brisbane alone, according to CoreLogic.last_img read more

Grandmother guilty of child abuse murder

first_imgGrandmother Kathleen Cooper found guilty of murdering grandsonStuff co.nz 15 August 2017Family First Comment: How can a grandmother commit this sort of crime?! “Auckland grandmother Kathleen Cooper killed her grandson by throwing him down a hallway.”#drugabuse #familybreakdown #usualculpritsAn Auckland grandmother has been found guilty of murder after she killed her grandson by throwing him down a hallway.Kathleen Cooper, 65, has been on trial for murder at the High Court in Auckland for the past three weeks after killing her two-year-old grandson Jermain Ngawhau in 2015.Justice Sarah Katz summed up the case on Monday, telling the jurors to find Cooper guilty of murder they had tro conclude when she threw Jermain she knew it would likely cause his death, but did so anyway.If there was no murderous intent when she threw Jermain, then Cooper was guilty of manslaughter, Katz said.Deliberations begun just after 10am on Monday, with the verdict handed down about 2pm on Tuesday.Cooper did not show any emotion when the verdict was read.Justice Katz remanded Cooper in custody, with a sentencing date set down for early October.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/95750205/Grandmother-Kathleen-Cooper-found-guilty-of-murdering-grandson?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

Update: Missing woman found safe

first_img(8/05/17)Madison, In. — The Indiana State Police are looking for information to help them find Brittany Hormann, 28, of Hanover. Brittany’s mother reported her missing July 29.Reports indicate Hormann was last seen in the Madison area and has ties in Jennings, Scott and Bartholomew Counties.Brittany Hormann is a white female with shoulder length brown hair. She is approximately 5’5” tall and weighs approximately 110 lbs. According to family, she does not suffer from any medical conditions but contacts family members on a daily basis and they have not seen or heard from her since July 29th. There are concerns she could be in danger.  There is no vehicle information.Information about Brittany Hormann can be left by calling 800-872-6743 or 812-246-5424. (08/06/17) Madison, In. — Police found Brittany Hormann, 28, of Hanover safe on Saturday. No other details have been released.last_img read more

Stoute resists but Muhammad, Hinds limit Pride

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A Kevin Stoute half-century underpinned critical rearguard action from Barbados Pride and denied Trinidad and Tobago Red Force total domination of the opening day of their fifth round match here yesterday.Opting to bowl first, Red Force snatched the early advantage as seamers Uthman Muhammad (3-47) and Terrance Hinds (3-51) sliced through the Pride top order to reduce the innings to 47 for six after lunch, before the hosts recovered to reach 209 all out at Kensington Oval.Stoute, in his third match of the season, top-scored with 52 batting at number seven while Ashley Nurse slammed a better than run-a-ball 48 and Test seamer Kemar Roach, an important 38.In reply, Red Force lost Joshua DaSilva for 13 as they reached 52 for one at the close, with left-hander Jeremy Solozano ending unbeaten on 35.Needing precious points from the encounter after enduring the frustration of a rain-ravaged drawn fourth round game against Windward Islands Volcanoes last week, Red Force enjoyed a dream start.Left-handed opener Shayne Moseley struck four fours in his 23 before Hinds found his edge in the morning’s ninth over for DaSilva to take a smart catch at second slip.Seven runs later with 30 on the board, Muhammad removed in-form Test batsman Shamarh Brooks for four to a catch low down at gully by Kjorn Ottley, the right-hander driving loosely outside off-stump.And with no runs added in the same over, Justin Greaves lost his middle stump to a full-length delivery, leaving Red Force in control of the first hour.Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who has struggled this season averaging 21 from eight innings, continued his miserable run – shouldering arms to one from left-armer Daniel St Clair (2-39) in the last over before lunch and falling lbw for four.Brathwaite took 20 balls to get off the mark and lasted 55 balls in an hour-and-a-half at the crease.Tottering on 33 for four at the interval, Pride found little reprieve after the resumption as Hinds bowled Kyle Mayers in the second over, spectacularly removing the left-hander’s off-stump for 10.In the next over, St Clair shattered Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich’s stumps for three, after breaching the right-hander’s defence.Stoute started the revival when he put on an invaluable 87 for the seventh wicket with Roach before adding a further 26 for the eighth wicket with Nurse.The 34-year-old Stoute played an attractive innings, counting nine fours off 85 balls in just over two hours at the crease.Roach crunched a couple of fours and three sixes off 72 balls before edging a slash at a wide ball from Muhammad and going caught at the wicket at 134 for seven.Red Force then got the prized wicket of Stoute just before tea, caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin sweeping at left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2-49) but Nurse, who punched seven fours in a 47-ball cameo, rallied the innings.last_img read more

Hector cameo  helps Breakers win inaugural T10 tile

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent, (CMC) – Former Windward Islands batsman Donwell Hector saved his best innings for last, as he helped Salt Pond Breakers beat La Soufriere Hikers by 19 runs and lift the inaugural T10 Vincy Premier League title here Sunday.Until Sunday’s final, the 31-year-old Hector had managed just 28 runs from seven innings, with a highest score of 10. In Saturday’s semi-final, he suffered the ignominy of being run out before he had faced a single ball.However, the experienced right-hander put his woes behind him to top score with a crucial 28 off 17 balls as Breakers, sent in at Arnos Vale Stadium, rallied to 100 for six off their allotted 10 overs.Breakers lost Test batsman and leading scorer Sunil Ambris cheaply for 15 to find themselves struggling at 30 for three at the end of the fourth over but Hector arrived to put on 35 for the fourth wicket with Urnel Thomas (13) to rescue the innings.Hector, who played the last of his 26 first class matches three years ago, struck one four and a pair of sixes before perishing at the start of the final over.In reply, Hikers slumped to 42 for seven at the start of the seventh over with Windward Islands Volcanoes batsman Dillon Douglas and Desron Maloney both perishing cheaply for five.Breakers fielded brilliantly to effect four run outs in the innings, leaving Hikers to limp to 81 for nine off their 10 overs.Botanical Gardens Rangers’ Hyron Shallow, who played 13 first class matches for Windwards between 2005 and 2008, was the tournament’s leading scorer with 285 runs.Ambris, poised to tour England with West Indies in July, made 274 runs at an average of 39 and snared 10 wickets with his off-spin.The tournament, the first competitive cricket staged in the Caribbean since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was played behind closed doors with strict social distancing measures and sanitary protocols enforced.last_img read more

USC football offensive playmakers depart early

first_imgRedshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold (right) and junior running back (left) Ronald Jones II played a significant role in the Trojans’ offensive performance over the past season. Photo by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanAfter a disappointing Cotton Bowl loss, one pressing question lingered in the minds of Trojan fans: What will happen to Sam Darnold? On Wednesday at 4:16 p.m., the redshirt sophomore quarterback posted a video on Instagram stating his intention to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. He was followed to the NFL by fellow offensive playmakers, juniors running back Ronald Jones II and wide receiver Deontay Burnett. “After talking to my immediate family, very close friends, and many people who have helped me throughout my life, I have made the decision to declare for the NFL Draft,” Darnold said in the video.Darnold went on to say that he is thankful for the coaches and mentors who have helped him better his life both off and on the field.“The people who have been involved in making me the man I am today have prepared me for the life and decisions that I have to make in the future,” he said.Through that mentorship, Darnold has proven himself as one of the elite quarterbacks that the NCAA has to offer. After taking over as the Trojans’ starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 2016 season, Darnold tallied 3,086 yards, 31 touchdowns and a Rose Bowl victory. The following season, he recorded 4,143 yards and 26 touchdowns but couldn’t mark his second bowl game win. It was the first 4,000-yard passing season in USC history. The USC quarterback’s Instagram announcement was posted just minutes after UCLA QB Josh Rosen also declared for the draft. Darnold was not the only record-setting Trojan to announce his departure. A fellow backfield member, running back Ronald Jones II, also declared for the NFL Draft just two days later.“Because of the prayers, love, and support of so many people, I feel I am genuinely ready for the challenges and successes of the NFL,” Jones said in a letter announcing his decision. Jones arrived at USC from McKinney, Tex., in 2015 and made his presence felt immediately. He led the team with 987 rushing yards — the most ever for a freshman in school history.Affectionately referred to as the “Texas Tesla” by fans, the speedster upped the ante in his sophomore year, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark and earning All- Pac-12 second team honors.In his third and final campaign, a bulked-up Jones rumbled for 1,550 yards, with 19 touchdowns, making first team All- Pac-12, alongside Darnold. Jones ran for over 100 yards on nine occasions this season, including a 216-yard performance against Arizona State and a 140-yard game in the Pac-12 Championship.Always a home-run threat during his career with the Trojans, “Rojo” finishes his career as the fifth all-time rusher in USC history. He is currently projected to be a second-round pick by many draft analysts.Deontay Burnett emerged as one of Darnold’s favorite targets, with a breakthrough performance in the 2017 Rose Bowl (164 yards and three touchdowns). In his junior year, he proved to be more than a one-hit wonder, as Burnett led the Trojans with 1,114 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. “The NFL has been a lifelong dream of mind and I feel I am ready to take on this next challenge in my life,” Burnett wrote in a Twitter post. Replacing Darnold, Jones and Burnett will be a difficult task for the USC coaching staff moving forward. Darnold and Jones alone combined for over 80 percent of the team’s total offense in 2017. At quarterback, freshman Jack Sears and redshirt freshman Matt Fink will likely compete for the starting quarterback position, alongside incoming recruit JT Daniels. The five-star Daniels was originally a member of the 2019 class, but recently announced his intention to reclassify and join USC by Fall camp.Losing Burnett will be a major blow, but the next Trojans’ starting quarterback will not lack offensive weapons to throw to. Redshirt freshman Tyler Vaughns and sophomore Michael Pittman Jr. combined for 1,213 yards receiving in 2017. Replacing Jones at running back should also be a relatively clear-cut process. Freshman Stephen Carr showed flashes of brilliance in his debut campaign, despite being hampered by injuries (363 yards, three touchdowns). Meanwhile, redshirt freshman Vavae Malepeai displayed a bruising physical, running style with limited carries (261 yards, 5.3 yards per carry). They are joined by the more experienced Aca’Cedric Ware, a junior running back. “My sincerest thanks to all of my coaches and teammates at the University of Southern California,” Jones wrote. “I am truly going to miss you guys. Go win that national championship for me next season.”last_img read more

Will Nadal Comeback from His Latest Injury?

first_imgTendonitis in his knees prevented him from defending his Wimbledon title in 2009 and the 2008 Olympic gold medallist also missed the 2012 Games because of injury. “It’s not broken, but if I continue to play it will be 100 per cent broken in a few days,” said an emotional Nadal last Friday.“To win the tournament I need five more matches, and the doctor says that’s 100 per cent impossible. This is a very bad position, but that’s life.“It’s obvious that if it’s not Roland Garros I would not take risks on playing the first two days, but it is the most important event of the year for me so we tried our best.” The 14-time Grand Slam title winner, who was going for a ‘La Decima’ of Roland Garros titles, has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, affecting his knees and wrist.A right wrist injury forced him to skip the 2014 US Open and despite his latest setback, the charismatic Mallorcan said he will keep playing, although his participation at Wimbledon next month is now in serious doubt.“Nine times in my career I have been able to be healthy here in Paris and win this tournament,” he said.“This is a tough moment and the toughest press conference I have ever had to give but it’s not the end.” Nadal had coasted through the first two rounds in Paris dropping just nine games but revealed he had needed pain-killing injections in his wrist to take part.He has been forced to skip nine major tournaments in his career through injury and after looking down and out in 2015 when he lost his French Open title and slumped to his lowest ranking in a decade, he had appeared like a man reborn this season.He captured the Monte Carlo and Barcelona titles to equal Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 clay court titles.The Spaniard had won the 200th Grand Slam match of his career last week – just the eighth man to achieve the feat – when he beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina.Nadal, who won the first of his French Open titles as a 19-year-old in 2005, appeared to be back to his very best after his game was cleverly reconstructed by his uncle, Toni and second coach Francis Roig.Although Nadal has said his latest injury setback would not stop him ever playing the game again, his huge fan base will be on tenterhooks as they await news of his comeback.But they may have to be warned that the ‘King of Clay’ might never be back to his potent best.As former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and Britain’s Laura Robson have indicated, returning from a serious wrist injury can sometimes takes months, even years, and are potentially career threatening.“It is not the end. I feel myself with the right motivation and the right energy to be back in Roland Garros the next couple of years,” Nadal said.He had been expected to face world No 1 Novak Djokovic in a blockbuster semi-final, having been battered by the Serb in the last-eight last year.“It definitely was sad seeing him in the press conference. You could feel his pain, definitely,” Djokovic said.“He played terrific the opening couple of rounds here. Then something happened. So if he retired from the tournament, then something really is serious, because he’s one of the greatest competitors that the game has ever known.”Seven-times major champion John McEnroe described Nadal’s latest injury as “extremely disappointing”.“We’ve seen him play for many years and it’s always been a concern about how his knees would hold up,” the American told Eurosport.“After last year, we all hoped he would be able to get his health and fitness back and get his game together and it looked like that was happening,” McEnroe added.“We all know how much he wanted title number 10 and we were looking forward to seeing play Novak in the semis.”Meanwhile, former Roland Garros champion Mats Wilander said the decision was a no-brainer for Nadal.“A slight miss-hit and that’s going to hurt like crazy,” the Swede said. “He’s turning 30 in a few days and still has two or three years left so this was an obvious decision.”A winner of 69 titles in his career, Nadal said he remained optimistic of playing at Wimbledon where he has twice been champion but also where the grass can be so punishing on his knees.The last four years at the All England Club have not gone according to plan with three exits before the third round, the last of which was against German world No 102 Dustin Brown last summer.“We’re going to work hard to be ready for Wimbledon. For the moment I need a couple of weeks with the wrist in immobilisation,” he explained.“Then we’re going to do the treatment, and we hope the treatment works well. We expect to recover quick, to be ready for Wimbledon.“But it’s not a moment to talk about that. It’s just a moment to go day-by-day, to work hard. I hope to have a fast recovery.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After Rafa Nadal withdrew from the French Open with a left wrist injury and then opted against playing at Queen’s Club in the build up to Wimbledon, have we seen the last of the great Spaniard?Although the heartbreaking setback of pulling out of his beloved Roland Garros did not mean the end of his career, it seems as though his best days are behind him.last_img read more

Man Utd Levels on Point with Tottenham in Fifth-place

first_imgManchester United leveled on points with fifth-placed Tottenham after victory at West Ham, who played for 75 minutes with 10 men following the controversial dismissal of Sofiane Feghouli.Referee Mike Dean showed Feghouli a straight red card after the midfielder’s 15th-minute challenge on Phil Jones.Replays showed it was more of a coming together between two players committed to winning the ball than a reckless challenge meant to cause harm.Antonio Valencia was guilty of an astonishing miss for the visitors before substitute Juan Mata scored from 10 yards after Marcus Rashford’s clever pass.Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of three players offside when he doubled the lead after Pedro Obiang’s clearance fell to Ander Herrera. It was Jose Mourinho’s side’s sixth straight Premier League win and their seventh in all competitions.The Hammers have beaten Bournemouth, Sunderland, Burnley and Hull at home this season, yet their hopes of claiming a first major scalp at London Stadium were undone by the fastest sending off in the Premier League this season.There is no doubt Feghouli lost control of the ball and deserved a booking for his challenge on Jones.But Dean, who sent off Southampton’s Nathan Redmond in the 4-1 defeat by Tottenham on Wednesday, brandished a red card for the fifth time this season, much to the fury of West Ham boss Slaven Bilic.Jones, who was clearly hurt and rolled over several times before receiving treatment, was booed by home fans for the rest of the game each time he touched the ball.Feghouli is now set to miss his side’s FA Cup third-round home tie against Manchester City on Friday, while Hammers supporters showed their anger at the official by chanting ‘Mike Dean – it’s all about you’.In the second half, Dean kept his cards in his pocket after Cheikhou Kouyate’s reckless challenge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mitre to supply 2014 Suzuki Cup

first_imgBritish sports brand Mitre has reached an agreement with the Asean Football Federation (AFF) to become the ball supplier to the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014.The 2014 edition of the biennial soccer tournament, which features eight national teams from across South East Asia, will be co-hosted by reigning champions Singapore and Vietnam from 22nd November to 20th December.Chirag Patel, the vice president of product and marketing at Mitre, commented: “This partnership is a great opportunity for us to build brand awareness on a global scale, whilst creating new sales opportunities in countries where football is watched and loved by millions.“Football is proven as the number one sport in the region and the AFF Suzuki Cup provides us with a new platform to demonstrate the technological advancement of our products whilst encouraging purchase amongst amateur players and fans. Mitre is dedicated to being at the heart of football and improving the quality of play at every level.”last_img read more

Masahiro Tanaka picks the Yankees, but what does it mean for the Dodgers?

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Colletti was aggressive in pursuing Tanaka to complement a rotation that already includes the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner in Kershaw, another former Cy Young winner in Zack Greinke, left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and right-hander Dan Haren.With less than three weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Josh Beckett is the front-runner for the Dodgers’ final rotation spot. The 33-year-old right-hander went 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA last season before undergoing thoracic outlet surgery in July. He is expected to be healthy when camp opens. Chad Billingsley, who had Tommy John surgery last April, isn’t expected to be healthy enough to pitch until June. He made just two starts last season.For all their uncertainty, the Dodgers won’t need a fifth starter until April 19, thanks to a series of off-days early in the regular season. At least on paper, Tanaka’s other suitors had a more pressing need for a top-of-the-line starter. According to MLB.com, the Astros were the first team to meet with Tanaka on Jan. 9 in Los Angeles and their final offer exceeded $100 million. That’s a stunning testament to the perceived value of Tanaka; Houston’s total 2013 payroll didn’t exceed $30 million.The New York Times reported Wednesday that Hideki Matsui made a recruiting call to Tanaka on the Yankees’ behalf. Trey Hillman, the Dodgers’ bench coach last year who previously managed in Japan, was reportedly part of the Yankees’ eight-man delegation that met with Tanaka.The Cubs and White Sox were both intent on making Tanaka the centerpiece of their rebuilding efforts, while the Diamondbacks reportedly made a six-year offer. They were the only other National League West team involved in the bidding.The Angels did not meet with Tanaka or his agent, Casey Close, and were not involved in the bidding.Tanaka was the first player available through a new system that limited the posting fee to $20 million and allowed multiple major league teams to negotiate with the player. Under the previous system, only one MLB team could negotiate with the player, and there was no limit to how much teams could bid to negotiate. The Dodgers, having already signed Clayton Kershaw this month to the largest contract ever given a pitcher, watched the New York Yankees sign off on the fifth-largest deal Wednesday.Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract, choosing New York over Los Angeles, and at least four other teams who submitted bids. The Yankees and Chicago Cubs reportedly made the largest offers to Tanaka, who went 24-0 with a 1.27 earned-run average last year in Japan’s top league. The Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros also bid on Tanaka after submitting the $20 million posting fee. The Yankees will pay the posting fee to Tanaka’s team in Japan, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, bringing the total cost to $175 million.Tanaka can opt out after the fourth year of his contract, which also includes a full no-trade clause, according to Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com.center_img Kershaw signed a seven-year, $215 million deal last week to become the game’s highest-paid pitcher. Only Kershaw, Justin Verlander (7 years, $180 million), Felix Hernandez (7 years, $175 million) and C.C. Sabathia (7 years, $161 million) are guaranteed more money than Tanaka.The Dodgers spent a record $239 million in payroll in 2013 and have a good chance of passing that number again in 2014 even without Tanaka. General manager Ned Colletti has been coy about his interest in starters other than Tanaka. His immediate focus might shift to adding a veteran infielder or re-signing his two arbitration-eligible players, closer Kenley Jansen and catcher A.J. Ellis.The Dodgers could also use the money they saved to bolster their rotation with a free-agent starter such as Matt Garza or Bronson Arroyo. They are loathe to sacrifice their 2014 first-round draft pick to sign either Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana, both of whom turned down qualifying offers last fall.A more tantalizing option is Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price, who recently re-signed an affordable one-year, $14 million contract. But any trade for Price would cost multiple top prospects, which would set back the Dodgers’ efforts to rebuild their farm system.last_img read more