Austria will lift restrictions on movement to Croatia tomorrow

first_imgCover photo: Within European Union and it was previously agreed, although the decision in each state is independent, that from 15.06. open European borders for travel within the EU. It has already been announced that France intends to open its borders on June 15, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, which plan to lift the travel warning for European countries on the same date.center_img On his Twitter profile, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced that he had agreed with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz that Austria would make a decision on Wednesday to lift restrictions on the movement of people between Croatia and Austria. last_img read more

Gold Coast: solid property market but momentum has slowed

first_imgProperty analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said the Coast market had been gradually fading in terms of suburbs with growing sales activity.THE Gold Coast property market has slowed but is expected to surge again closer to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to a leading property analyst. A new report revealed six suburbs on the Gold Coast where transaction numbers were steadily rising but 35 which were classified as plateau markets. Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said Southport had a “plateau market”.Property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said the Coast market had been gradually fading in terms of suburbs with growing sales activity. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It remains a solid market but there’s no doubt that, after two strong years, its momentum has slowed,” Mr Ryder said.“The elements that caused the Gold Coast revival — rising tourism, major infrastructure spending and a strong construction industry — remain in place and the market may surge again as the 2018 Commonwealth Games approaches.” The Coast market remains solid but has slowed according to property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting.Despite having a largely “plateau market” there were no danger suburbs on the Gold Coast.Suburbs which recorded a consistent rate of sale quarter after quarter included Benowa, Clear Island Waters, Labrador, Tallai and Varsity Lakes. The report found both the Sunshine Coast and Townsville markets overtook the Gold Coast in “growth suburbs”.center_img Property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said the market may surge again as the 2018 Commonwealth Games approaches.”Mr Ryder said “plateau markets” were those where sales levels remained strong but had tapered off below the peak levels.His latest Price Predictor Index found Broadbeach Waters, Burleigh Waters, Carrara, Currumbin, Helensvale, Hope Island, Mermaid Beach, Nerang, Oxenford, Palm Beach Parkwood, Runaway Bay, Southport and Upper Coomera were among the 35 suburbs to receive a plateau ranking. In terms of suburbs performing well, Mr Ryder said Arundel, Bundall, Burleigh Heads, Main Beach, Miami and Mudgeeraba were rising steadily. last_img read more

Queensland history on the auctioneer’s block south of the city

first_imgThe ceilings are soaring.The property has working improvements including a machinery shed and workshop, fenced paddocks and bore, plus room for eight cars undercover.“It’s located smack bang between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and it’s seven minutes off the highway. It’s the perfect hobby farm — a generational property,” Mr Pennisi said. A lot of living has been done on the deck.The site’s school history extended back to 1892 when the Wolffdene Provisional School was established.In 1909 the school was renamed Wolffdene State School and operated on and off until it was closed permanently in 1942.Mr Pennisi said the value of the property will be evident come auction day.“The property just doesn’t compare to anything else on the market — it really will be a test of the marketplace,” he said.“Inquiry has been unprecedented — interest has been high.”Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair If the trees could talk … The property was home to the district original State School. Photo: supplied.HISTORY buffs prepare your finance pre-approval as 810 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Wolffdene hits the auction market.center_img 810 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Wolffdene is a far cry from the original buildings.The property is 5.06 hectares of rural residential living in the heart of the Albert Valley.The old Wolffdene State School is long gone, replaced by a 2011, four-bedroom home of brick-and-tin construction.Tony Pennisi, principal of The Property Hub Beenleigh, said the house is a one off.“I’ve been in real estate for 30 years around this area and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Mr Pennisi said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoApart from the enormous internal ceilings with exposed beams, polished timber floors and monster veranda, there’s a second house of three-bedroom, two-bathroom accommodation that would be a handy spot to park visiting in-laws.last_img read more

Man Utd, Man City go head-to-head over defensive pair

first_imgManchester United and Manchester City could clash in the transfer market this summer with both sides having the same top two targets to fill their problematic centre back role.There are problems at the back for both clubs, despite significant investment for the Manchester teams in recent years, and if they want to catch up to champions Liverpool then things will certainly have to improve.United and City will both look to add a defender to their squad this summer and, according to the Independent, both have their eyes on the same two targets.The paper reports that both Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar are top of the wanted list for both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola. Koulibaly is one of the best defenders in the world. Image: PA Images Skriniar has been impressive for Inter. Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last MovieWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img Read Also: UEFA set deadline for Man City v Real Madrid decisionDespite splashing the cash for Maguire, United are still in need of another centre back as neither Victor Lindelof or Eric Bailly has been able to make a strong enough claim to partner the Englishman.As well as competing with their rivals for the two high profile names the club are also interested in Swansea City’s Joe Rodon and RB Leipzig centre back Dayot Upamecano.Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo, both currently out on loan, are likely to leave the club on a permanent basis once their temporary deals finish. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Last summer United were in desperate need of a centre back and the same was soon true of City after Vincent Kompany decided to leave the club.Both managers wanted to sign Harry Maguire and the former Leicester City man chose Old Trafford, with United paying a world record fee for a defender of £80 million.With Maguire gone City didn’t have another target and decided to stick with what they had, a decision that backfired after losing Aymeric Laporte for much of the season.Complete loss of form for both John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi left Guardiola with a weakened defence for a huge part of their failed Premier League title defence and Fernandinho had to fill in for many game.Napoli’s Koulibaly, considered one of the best defenders in the world, is their number one target and they won’t want to miss out to their rivals again, especially as Liverpool have also been linked with him.However the report suggests that Inter could be willing to swap Skriniar for Sergio Aguero and that could work out better for City if they want to reign in spending to fit in with FFP and if their two year Champions League ban is upheld and the striker wants to move on.last_img read more

McHenry Leads the Way for West Florida’s Sixth Straight Victory

first_img Sept. 14, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Following a four game road trip, during which the Argonauts were 4-0, 17th-ranked West Florida extended its winning streak to six-straight matches following their 4-0 victory over Eckerd College Friday night at the UWF Soccer Complex. Jimmy McHenry picked up a pair of goals and a pair of assists in the Argonauts first home match since they defeated Georgia Southwestern on Aug. 26.West Florida struck quickly in the match cracking the scoreboard at the 9:14 mark of the first half, when Jay Mainville picked up his second goal of the season on a pair of passes from McHenry and Rafael Segal. Mainville received the ball inside the box and finished with his left foot.The Argonauts furthered the score in the 30th minute of the first half when Mainville returned the favor by setting up McHenry for a shot from outside the 18-yard box, which the senior forward buried in the upper 90, giving West Florida a 2-0 half time lead.Just six minutes into the second half it was McHenry once again that burned the Tritons defense, scoring his team-leading seventh goal of the season. This time he received a long pass from Segal, over the top of Eckerd’s back line, leaving the striker with a one-on-one opportunity against the Tritons keeper.The Argonauts added the fourth and final goal of the game in the 57th minute when Keith Savage picked up a swift cross from McHenry, dribbled one defender and put away his fifth goal of the season.Juan Garcia earned the shut out, his second of the season, by stopping all six shots that came his way. The six saves gives Garcia a Gulf South Conference high 38 saves on the season. The Argonauts also lead the GSC in goals (24), points (70), and goals per match (a 3.43 average).We win also gives the Argonauts a season sweep against Sunshine State Conference opponents this season, ending with a 5-0 record against their South Region rivals.”We knew Eckerd was a tough team coming into the match,” said head coach Bill Elliott. “We just had to remain focused, be patient, and make good passes to come out on top, which we did.”Up next for the Argonauts is an away match against Concordia (Ga.) on Sunday with kick-off scheduled for 3 p.m. Fans can follow the action with “Live Stats” on the Men’s Soccer page at Print Friendly Version McHenry Leads the Way for West Florida’s Sixth Straight Victory Sharelast_img read more

Villas-Boas backs Bale for award

first_img Bale scored a fantastic brace, including a stunning last-gasp winner, as Spurs moved up to third with a 3-2 win over London rivals West Ham. When asked if he felt Bale could win the player of the year award, Villas-Boas replied: “I think so, it would be truly deserved, but it’s not up to me to make that consideration. But you have to recognise he’s having a tremendous season. So probably a contender, he is for us, hopefully he can get there.” Press Association The Portuguese added: “He is a great, great talent and to see him keep trying in the last minute exemplifies the talent that he is. “Taking the ball, receiving it, getting fouled in between, getting up – he has got stick for staying down – but he gets up and gets on with business and managed to score a great goal.” The 23-year-old opened the scoring before the Hammers hit back through an Andy Carroll penalty and a well-taken Joe Cole effort. Substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson scored his first league goal to equalise for Spurs before Bale claimed the points for the visitors with a brilliant long-range effort. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce had suggested in the lead-up to the game that Bale’s valuation would sit somewhere around the £50million mark and admitted the former Southampton youngster leaves defenders in a quandary when it comes to stopping him. “If you get too tight he skips past you, if you stand off him he hits them like that [the winning goal],” he said. “You have got to admire the quality of the goal. We’ve heard a lot about Michu at Swansea and what [Robin] Van Persie has done for Manchester United but at the moment there’s nobody doing more for a football club than Gareth Bale for Tottenham, by the quality of goals he is scoring and consistent level of goals. “I am not sure anybody else has scored for them recently, and every goal he seems to be getting is outside the box as well.” center_img Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes Gareth Bale deserves to be named the Barclays Premier League’s player of the year this season after seeing the Wales winger produce yet another match-winning display at Upton Park.last_img read more

Keck performs groundbreaking surgeries

first_imgA team of doctors from the USC Keck School of Medicine performed a series of groundbreaking surgeries last month using robotic technology, making it the first of its kind in kidney surgeries.The operations — which were led by Dr. Inderbir Gill, founding director of the USC Institute of Urology — allowed patients Cecile Johnson of Bartlesville, Okla., and Gary Fradkin of Van Nuys, Calif., to keep their kidneys when they otherwise would have needed a transplant.Photo courtesy of Dr. Inderbir GillGill said he believes using robotic technology for surgical procedures such as these will become the future standard for medicine.“Going forward, robotics has the capability to extend the performance of the human hand. It will be able to outperform us in terms of dexterity and ability, and is really as steady as can be and can reach into tight corners,” he said.Johnson, who was diagnosed with a renal artery aneurysm, has lived with only one kidney since the was 17. She was the first patient in the world to undergo surgery using robotic techniques to operate on a patient with one kidney.“It’s pretty cool hearing about this new cutting-edge technology. Knowing Dr. Gill’s background and the reputation that precedes him, it didn’t surprise me at all that he used these kinds of pioneering techniques,” Johnson said. “It was really amazing to me to see how far medical science has come.”The operation was challenging for Gill because Johnson only had a one kidney.“Doing surgery on the aneurysm in just one kidney is very risky because if it doesn’t go well, the patient will lose that kidney and have to go on dialysis,” Gill said. “This became an extremely high risk and challenging aspect of this particular surgery, but the operation went beautifully.”The second surgery was performed on Fradkin, who was diagnosed with tumors on both kidneys.After undergoing numerous CAT and MRI scans, Fradkin was referred to Dr. Gill by his regular physician.“Going into surgery, there was a 70 percent chance that they would have to end up removing my right kidney,” Fradkin said. “But through Dr. Gill’s experience and the technology that he is currently using, he was able to save almost my entire kidney, with only 5 percent needing to be removed.”Gill also relied heavily on various other forms of technology in addition to the robotic surgical techniques in order to prepare for Fradkin’s complex operation.“We got some highly sophisticated CAT scans and then reconstructed the images from those using a type of software that we have developed here at USC. We constructed a three-dimensional image from those CAT scans and created a virtual reality representation of the tumor that allowed me to figure out just exactly how to cut out the tumor,” Gill said.Both Fradkin and Johnson attributed their successful surgeries and recoveries to the extensive experience of Dr. Gill and his team, which included Dr. Casey Ng, Dr. Mukul Patil, Dr. Osamu Ukimura and computer engineer Dr. Masahiko Nakamoto.“Dr. Gill and his team of doctors at USC were just wonderful to have at my side. They answered any question I had and just made me feel really good about the entire process,” Johnson said.The two patients said they would recommend using robotic technology in surgery for patients with similar conditions in the future as well.“Honestly, I think that this type of procedure is the only way to go now,” Fradkin said.last_img read more

Penalty kill lets down Syracuse in 5-1 loss to No. 9 Northeastern

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Less than 22 seconds into the third period, sophomore Kelli Rowswell slowly trudged over to the penalty box. Already trailing by three goals, her third penalty in the span of eight minutes was a back breaker for SU, snuffing out any chance of a comeback.Syracuse’s (1-6-1) inability to clear the puck out of the defensive zone while a player down — allowing three power-play goals — was the ultimate decider in its 5-1 loss to No. 9 Northeastern (4-3-1, 2-0-0 Hockey East) Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. With two scores occurring late in the second period, the lack of discipline in the second half of the game saw a 2-1 first period deficit turn into a four-goal defeat. While Northeastern committed seven penalties to the Orange’s six, SU’s inability to clear the puck and block shots allowed the Huskies to control the puck and fire clear shots on net.“It ended up being the difference,” said SU head coach Paul Flanagan about the Huskies’ success on the power play. “They were effective on the power play and we were ineffective.”For the second-straight game, the Orange allowed three goals on five Northeastern power-play opportunities. For freshman Victoria Klimek, the lone SU goal scorer, there was a clear lack of understanding in key moments.“We need to be able to execute on the penalty kill,” Klimek said. “We need to go hard when we’re supposed to go hard but also roll back when we need to roll back.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith five minutes remaining in the second period, Syracuse was down a player due to a Rowswell penalty. Northeastern junior forward Denisa Krizova picked up the puck in front of the blue line and with two players sprawled out in front of junior goaltender Maddi Welch after a blocked shot, the SU goalie appeared confused. With no clear sightline to the puck, she never noticed the high slap shot into the top left corner.With SU trailing by a goal, its inability to stop the puck on the penalty kill allowed the game to spiral out of control.“We skated well with them,” senior defender Megan Quinn said. “There was a lack of discipline on our end in terms of penalties and just not executing while we had a player down.”SU’s penalty kill consistently struggled, standing in stark contrast with the Huskies solid four-for-five effort on the kill. Rowswell, who tallied six penalty minutes between the second and third period, failed to keep up with the opposing forwards, leading to penalties and lapses of judgement.“A lot of our penalties were stick ones,” Rowswell said, “so I have to keep my feet moving.”By game’s end, the Orange’s head man knew SU wasn’t going to win with a showing like it had on special teams.“Today just didn’t go our way,” Flanagan said. “Most of it was special teams.” Comments Published on October 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

Beat writers split on predictions ahead of Syracuse’s game at Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Matthew Gutierrez (24-5)Not the Philadelphia EaglesSyracuse 63, Boston College 60A loss at a plunging Boston College Eagles team would all but place Syracuse out of the NCAA Tournament picture, I think, unless SU erupts for a deep ACC Tournament run. What this means is that it’s vital SU shoots the ball well against the Eagles, which it did in the teams’ last meeting in late January. A road win in Chestnut Hill could provide a confidence boost ahead of Syracuse’s regular-season finale against No. 15 Clemson. SU needs wins to get into the Tournament, and let’s expect a tight one Wednesday night at Conte Forum.Sam Fortier (21-8)Chestnut swillSyracuse 58, Boston College 57Boston College is tough at home, with wins over Duke, Miami and Florida State at the Conte Forum already, but the Eagles are sliding. At the beginning of its current three-game losing streak, BC betrayed home-court vulnerability and lost to Notre Dame there by 17 even without Bonzie Colson. No one on Syracuse will do what UND’s Matt Farrell did in that game and hit 10 3-pointers, but a downtrodden Eagles squad with its NCAA Tournament hopes now all but extinguished is vulnerable to a Syracuse team that limited Duke to 60 points at home. The Orange, though, only scored 44 points against the Blue Devils, and it’s a lot to assume that the offense will do enough to get it done. But one team has a slight edge in talent, and it has something to play for. Push through the riddling self-doubt and give me Syracuse.Tomer Langer (20-9)BC-you laterBoston College 68, Syracuse 63AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLet’s just caveat this from the get-go: picking these games has become close to impossible. Duke won on Saturday, like all three of us predicted, but I don’t think any of us had the Blue Devils going 2-of-18 from deep. gives Syracuse a 49 percent chance to win this game (and a 50 percent chance to win against Clemson) which means that even by the advanced metrics, this game is being chalked up as a toss-up. But, BC’s 13-3 at home this year. The Orange, meanwhile, haven’t shot the ball particularly well in either of its last two games. This game should be closer than the one in the Carrier Dome back in January — partially because BC will make adjustments, and partially because I just am not sure if Syracuse can collectively get as hot as it did that day. It comes down to a gut feeling, and there’s something about the Eagles’ combination of Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson that I think prevails on Wednesday night. Comments Published on February 27, 2018 at 4:18 pmlast_img read more

Two Irish provinces in action today

first_imgAmong the other Champions Cup matches, will be the only game in Munster’s Pool this week as Treviso host Leicester in the early start at 1pm.After UIster’s heavy loss to Saracens last night, Toulouse will host Oyonnax in the other Pool 1 fixture of the weekend.That gets underway at quarter-past-three.Meanwhile, Connacht have got home advantage this evening in the Challenge Cup.Pat Lam’s side are set top play host to Pool 1 rivals Brive today at The Sportsground.Kick off is at 5pm there. Leinster face into a must-win trip to The Rec to face Bath.After their disappointing loss to Wasps last weekend, second-row Devin Toner admits that the players feel the need to repay Leo Cullen and his coaching staff…Kick-off in that Pool 5 clash is at quarter-past-three this afternoon.last_img read more