Two homes are going to auction to make way for potential units

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago74-76 Hillview Pde Ashmore“It offers significant potential, especially when you consider the proximity to Ashmore Plaza shopping centre,” Mr Guo said. “This is a rare opportunity to purchase two centrally located properties.“The homes would be easily rented to provide rental income in the event of a development approval process too.” 74-76 Hillview Pde Ashmore 17 February 2017TWO enormous properties close to Ashmore City plaza could be the future site for townhouses.With a combined land size of 4080sq m, 74-76 Hillview Pde includes two five-bedroom family-sized homes, each with a swimming pool. Ray White Broadbeach marketing agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo said the land is zoned for 16 townhouses. 74-76 Hillview Pde AshmoreMr Guo said the properties were in a growth area.“Hillview is a very desirable street and it is minutes from the M1 and Griffith University,” Mr Guo said.The houses include ensuited main bedrooms with spa baths and private access to lush gardens.last_img read more

Slumping USC tries to halt slide against Cal Baptist

first_imgIn serious need of a victory, the USC men’s volleyball team will look to right the ship this week with the first of a four-game homestand to continue Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action.William Ehart | Daily TrojanLeading the way · Sophomore middle blocker Robert Feathers (right) has tallied 34 blocks and a team-leading .490 kill percentage this season. – William Ehart | Daily TrojanThe Trojans square off against Cal Baptist Thursday night at the Galen Center in an attempt to end its current four-game losing streak. After a home loss to Pacific, the Trojans concluded a disappointing 0-3 road trip that featured losses to Pepperdine, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State. The losing streak marks the team’s longest since 2008.“We haven’t put it together all the way yet,” USC head coach Bill Ferguson said. “The theme of our last few matches is that we’ve put together some strings of great volleyball, but we really need an extended period of good, and that’s what we’ve been talking to the guys about.”Each of the four losses has come by a 3-1 margin, with the Trojans faltering down the stretch after short periods of strong play. Against Long Beach State on Friday, USC fell behind early, dropping the first two sets and failing to put together a comeback. Though the Trojans received strong contributions from key players, such as sophomore middle blockers Ben Lam (13 kills, five blocks, .579) and Robert Feathers (10 kills and five blocks), they were out-hit .370 to .271, failing to contain the 49ers in the deciding fourth frame.“We had some matchups offensively and I thought our game plan was good. Our middle blockers and [redshirt junior opposite] Tanner Jansen executed wonderfully,” Ferguson said. “Jansen’s hitting percentage over the last three matches is .343, and he and the middle blockers are coming through for us. I see the outside hitters having better matches, so as soon as some of those guys can be a little more consistent offensively, things will start to balance out.”The loss to Northridge was particularly tough for the Trojans, who saw Jansen explode for a career-high 24 kills and a .475 attacking percentage. However, on the strength of 40 combined kills from opposite hitters John Baker and Brandon Lebrock, the Matadors put away the Trojans, who were again out-hit and out-performed defensively.“We had good matchups and a good game plan that created open looks for Jansen. That was part of our match that we were pleased with as a team,” Ferguson said. “We knew what was going on defensively, but we didn’t execute as well on the blocking, which was a step back from the Pepperdine game where we had tremendous blocking. We didn’t block or dig really well, and those are things we typically do well.”Though the losses would normally serve as a cause for concern, Ferguson stressed the need to remain positive and patient, noting in particular the youth and depth present on the roster.“We’ve been telling the guys that they’re here for a reason,” Ferguson said. “We believe in them, we trust them and we recruited them. They’re just a bit inexperienced, and we have to walk that fine line between understanding that there’s going to be a learning curve and speeding up that curve a little bit.”Thursday’s game against Cal Baptist is set to begin at the Galen Center at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Dede Ayew, four others shortlisted for BBC African Player of the Year

first_imgThe five candidates for the 2015 BBC African Footballer of the Year have been revealed during a special live launch broadcast in Johannesburg, South Africa.Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi, the 2014 winner, is on the shortlist along with Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ghanaian Andre Ayew, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast.The winner will be decided by African football fans, who have until 18:00 GMT on 30 November to vote for their choice.The winner will be announced on Friday, 11 December between 15:30 and 16:00 GMT during a special live broadcast on both BBC World News and BBC World Service, with the BBC Sport and BBC Africa websites also carrying the announcement.Three of this year’s shortlist, which was voted for by journalists from 46 African countries, have previously won the BBC award – Ayew in 2011, Toure in 2013 and Brahimi.Aubameyang makes the shortlist for the third year running, while Mane is on it for the first time. Striker Aubameyang, 26, finished as Borussia Dortmund’s top scorer last season before creating German records in 2015-16.In October, he became the first man to score in the first eight matches of a Bundesliga season, with his first 17 competitive games resulting in 20 goals – a run that included back-to-back hat-tricks.The year has had plenty of highs for Ayew, but February’s Africa Cup of Nations final reduced the 25-year-old to tears as the Black Stars lost to Ivory Coast.But the tournament’s joint top scorer was crucial to Ghana’s run and he transferred his form to the Premier League, with an impressive five goals from his first 10 games for Swansea City. Brahimi, 25, has added goals to his stellar wing play, netting a career-best 13 last season, while helping Porto reach their first Champions League quarter-final in six years.The number of dribbles he completed prior to the semi-finals was only bettered by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.On 16 May, Southampton’s Mane needed just 176 seconds to score the fastest hat-trick in the 23-year history of the Premier League.He has scored 10 goals and five assists in 29 Premier League games this year, a run made more impressive given the 23-year-old plays as an advanced midfielder rather than in the central striking role. The only player on the shortlist to lift a trophy this year is Toure – the 32-year-old captaining Ivory Coast to a first Nations Cup title in more than two decades.The oldest nominee, the midfielder is key to Manchester City’s fortunes and his performances have been recognised by Fifa, which named him as the only African on its prestigious Ballon d’Or shortlist.* Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more