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Biggest sale on the Gold Coast this week is a Sanctuary Cove family home

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first_imgTimber is a prominent feature in the home.The basement leads into an underground pool viewing room and opens into the media room.“You can see the courtyard from all the rooms downstairs and it has a really calming ambience about it,” the owner said. 8081 Riverside Drive, Sanctuary Cove sold for $3.4 million.A LUXURY Sanctuary Cove mansion has sold for the mega sum of $3.4 million.CoreLogic data shows the property at 8081 Riverside Drive was the highest settled sale on the Gold Coast this week. The stylish abode.“I’m obsessed. I’m finding it really hard to let go and leave the house, but we have to move for family commitments.”Harcourts Coastal — Hope Island agent Nikki Dunlop handled the sale.center_img A statement from the front.With five bedrooms and six bathrooms, the house was designed for resort style living.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoWood and water elements are prominent while a James Bond style underground pool viewing room is the highlight of the design. The owners built the timber and limestone home nine years ago after relocating from Sydney. The office, kitchen and living room all have separate entrances into the courtyard which flows outside to frangipani trees. last_img read more

A home among the poinciana trees

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first_imgBut Mrs Barnes said it was worth it, transforming the hub of the home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThis is the butlers pantry, by the way.“It brought the whole home together with the opening up of the kitchen, dining and living spaces,” she said. “We have had Christmases, various celebrations, weddings, big parties and that space allowed us to do that.”The house spans two levels and includes six Michelle and Gavin Barnes bought the property in 2004 and have embarked on a series of renovations over the years, with Mrs Barnes leading the project.“We bought it from a family who had it for about 40 years and it was a bit tired,” she said.“But I very much wanted to respect the integrity of the house and worked with an architect, even an arborist, to come up with a grand plan.“There is a big poinciana tree and we worked around that first, building the pavillion and doing the landscaping.”The final stage of the renovation – the biggest and most disruptive of all – was the new extension, which meant the family had to move out. There is also a 10 seater fire pit perfect for the Sunday spit roast and a wine cellar. Mrs Barnes said they would miss the home they created but with three of their four children now adults it was time to downsize.“We are moving to an apartment at Bulimba which has a place for our boat,” she said. “And I am just about to graduate as a nurse and my husband (a lawyer) wants to play more golf.” THIS Paddington home is steeped in history but has been updated for the modern world.Built in 1868, the house, known as “Rockbourne” is a treasure trove of character and charm that blends seamlessly with high quality finishes, craftsmanship and modern luxury features. bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a salt water pool and an outdoor cinema.There are several living spaces with functioning fire places, a parlour and a study featuring floor to ceiling book cases.The kitchen features custom-made cabinetry, marble benchtops and high end appliances – even the butler’s pantry (pictured above) makes a statement with its eclectic tiles.Twin shower heads and double vanities can be found in the ensuite in the upstairs master suite, which includes floor to ceiling robes.Outside, there is a wrap-around verandah that captures the breezes and has glimpses of the CBD and a huge covered outdoor entertaining space that includes ac kitchenette, home theatre system with retractable screen and projector, a wood fire pizza oven, la arge day bed with mounted heating strips and a bar area overlooking the pool.last_img read more

Dutch Government Launches Wind & Water Works

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first_imgThe Dutch government has launched an international campaign entitled Wind & Water Works during an offshore wind energy masterclass organised by the Netherlands for ten guest nations.Wind & Water Works is established to demonstrate how Dutch companies are now applying their offshore expertise developed over many years to offshore wind energy.Ruud de Bruijne, project leader offshore wind at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), said: ‘’Wind & Water Works enables the Dutch Government and the Dutch business sector to collectively export the successful Dutch approach to and expertise in offshore wind energy.’’Over the coming years, the Dutch ambitions for offshore wind farms will generate a significant amount of additional employment in the sector, according to RVO.nl. There will also be an increasing demand for well-qualified individuals and the technology to realise those ambitions.International interest in both the Dutch government’s approach and the Dutch offshore companies was clearly evident during the offshore wind energy masterclass, according to RVO.nl. During the masterclass ten countries were enlightened about the Dutch approach to offshore wind energy.Dutch industry and commerce demonstrated how they are applying their many years of offshore experience to the rollout of offshore wind farms in the Netherlands and beyond.Pieter van Oord, chairman of IRO, said: ‘’Dutch offshore industry have the knowledge, experience and material to take their place at the international top of the offshore windsector.’’The government explained the Dutch policy, which caused a rapid fall in the price of offshore wind energy, while on 15 December 2017, for the first time ever, it will open a bidding round for a non-subsidised offshore wind farm.The masterclass was held in the former library in Delft, which today houses the DOB Academy. The academy has also noticed a growing demand for qualified professionals for the offshore wind energy sector.The offshore wind energy sector also offers economic opportunities for companies other than the Dutch ones operating abroad. Many other countries bordering the North Sea are developing offshore wind energy. The installation and maintenance of these wind farms will generate opportunities for coastal communities, ports and businesses in the Netherlands.In the magazine entitled Hollandse Kust (Dutch Coast), Wind & Water Works parties explain why the Netherlands is the best base for the installation and maintenance for wind farms in and near the North Sea. This magazine will be launched on Wednesday, 29 November.last_img read more

Lampard aims to cap Chelsea comeback with FA Cup glory

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first_imgFrank Lampard has set his sights on capping an impressive first season as Chelsea manager by leading the Blues to FA Cup glory against Arsenal on Saturday. Lampard enjoyed four FA Cup final victories as a Chelsea player, but getting his hands on the first trophy of his nascent managerial career would be an even more significant moment for the 42-year-old. Having led Chelsea into next season’s Champions League via a top four finish in the Premier League, Lampard heads to Wembley surfing a wave of positivity. Loading… It is a testament to Lampard’s acumen that, in just his second season as a manager, he has Chelsea positioned as an emerging force just 12 months after the club was in turmoil. When Lampard arrived at Stamford Bridge in June 2019 after one season as boss of second tier Derby, he carried the good wishes of supporters who idolised him during his glittering 13-year spell with the club. But there were many pundits who doubted whether Lampard was the right man to get Chelsea back on track following the turbulent reign of Maurizio Sarri. The taciturn Sarri fell out with several of Chelsea’s stars, alienating them with his monotonous training regime and inflexible tactics. The energy and optimism provided by Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James, Billy Gilmour and Fikayo Tomori gave the entire club a jolt of adrenaline. A swaggering 5-2 win at Wolves in September served notice that Lampard and his young prodigies wouldn’t be out of their depth, while a mature 1-0 Champions League win at Ajax showed they could handle Europe’s elite. Lampard’s midas touch hasn’t been restricted to the young guns. He coaxed consistency from Willian and brought Olivier Giroud back into the fold after the French striker had appeared set to leave in January. Exiled in the first half of the season, Giroud’s prolific form since the coronavirus hiatus – seven goals in 10 matches in all competitions – played a key role in Chelsea holding onto their top four berth. “What we’ve done this season is take the opportunity to bring in the younger players and improve the existing players,” Lampard said. At a club where owner Roman Abramovich dispenses with managers in ruthless fashion, Lampard showed he wasn’t intimidated by twice dropping error-prone goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga despite the club’s fears it could harm his future transfer value. Lampard’s furious response to perceived antagonism from Liverpool’s coaching staff during their recent clash at Anfield was another sign he isn’t to be trifled with. While Chelsea’s progress under Lampard has been undeniable, they still lost 12 times in the league for only the second time since Abramovich bought the club in 2003. Unable to fix Chelsea’s defensive frailties and often frustrated by their lack of cutting edge, Lampard has been busy in the transfer market and more new signings are on the way. Lampard needs Leipzig striker Timo Werner and Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech to hit the ground running next season. Lampard Read Also: Leverkusen reject Kai Havertz transfer request to join Chelsea He has also been linked with Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz as he tries to bridge the 33-point gap to Liverpool. “The challenge now is to see what more we can do next season,” Lampard said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Fixing the fractures in Chelsea’s dressing room wasn’t the only problem facing Lampard, who also had to deal with the club’s transfer ban last summer and the sale of Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard to Real Madrid. Even for an experienced boss, it would have been a daunting situation, but Lampard has risen to the challenge. “There were a lot of unknowns when I came in, could we move forward without Eden Hazard? We knew we had lost a massive player,” Lampard said. “We’ve a real spirit within the group now and it’s a real team effort now.” With his hands tied by the transfer embargo, Lampard was compelled to give some of the club’s youngsters a chance to prove their worth. That they responded so tenaciously and with such verve was a tribute to Lampard’s influence. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best Car Manufacturers In The Worldlast_img read more

It’s ‘Polar Plunge’ time!

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first_imgLiberty, In. —Supporters in Liberty and surrounding communities will come together this winter to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Indiana by taking part in the organization’s annual Polar Plunge fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23.On-site registration for the event will take place inside the pavilion at Whitewater Memorial State Park (1418 State Rd. 101) beginning at 11:00 a.m., with participants lining up to take the plunge into the lake at 12:30 p.m. Advance registration is available online here.Special Olympics Indiana’s signature fundraiser, the Polar Plunge is a series of exhilarating events held each winter where individuals and teams brave the elements by taking an icy dip to demonstrate their commitment to the cause. Celebrating 50 years of changing lives in 2019 and now serving more than 16,000 people across the state each year, Special Olympics Indiana is aiming to raise at least $1 million through the Polar Plunge season for the first time in its history. All funds raised will directly benefit current and future Special Olympics athletes.“We recognize that this is a special moment in our history and we’re planning big things for both our 50th anniversary and for the future of the Special Olympics movement in Indiana,” said President and CEO Jeff Mohler. “The Polar Plunge is our most important fundraiser each year and we know that—in order for us to reach our goals and to involve even more people who could benefit from our services—our supporters around the state will need to pull together this winter to raise more than ever before.”To participate, individuals must raise a minimum of $75 ($50 with a student ID) for Special Olympics Indiana, with awards presented to top fundraising teams and individuals. Participants can register as individuals or gather friends, family members, co-workers, or others and register as a team.The event also will include an indoor “After Splash Bash” at the 4-H Community Building (411 Patriot Blvd.), where additional prizes will be awarded as participants warm up with complimentary food and beverages. Spectators and guests are welcome throughout and can take part in the After Splash Bash festivities for a $5 fee.To date, the Polar Plunge has raised over $6 million in support of Special Olympics Indiana’s year-round programs and events, including more than $800,000 in 2018. More than 3,000 individuals are expected to take the plunge this year, with a total of 18 separate events scheduled in cities and towns across the state.The Polar Plunge is presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to Benefit Special Olympics and is sponsored statewide by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana and Duke Energy, among others.To learn more about the Polar Plunge or to register or make a contribution in support of a participating individual or team, visit www.PolarPlungeIN.org.last_img read more

Cricket News Bangladesh Players Strike – When Protests Dominated Cricket

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first_imgNew Delhi: The protest by the Bangladesh cricketers, led by their major stars Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal had threated their tour of India. The move was apparently triggered by the decision on the Bangladesh Premier League, which reduced the average professional cricketer’s earning. Players’ woes were furthered after the Bangladesh Cricket Board didn’t raise the match fees in the first-class competition. The major demands of the players was the Dhaka Premier League, which is considered as the premier tournament in domestic cricket, should not have a salary cap. There were a total of 11 demands with the players adding two more related to revenue issues. However, the players ended the protest after a meeting with the Bangladesh Cricket Board. However, this was not the first time that a player’s strike had dominated cricket. In July 2009, during the series between West Indies and Bangladesh, hours before the first Test at Arnos Vale, West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) recommended they boycott the match because of a long-standing row over retainer contracts for players. This forced the West Indies selectors to field a totally different XI.In 2013, Zimbabwe and their cricketers were in the midst of a big pay turmoil. Financial concerns forced the removal of Heath Streak as bowling coach. The players who were not centrally contracted wanted to strike because the winter contracts they were being offered were not considered adequate. Having not seen their July or August salaries, the players formed a union for the first time in a decade and threatened to boycott first the whole tour, then the third ODI, then the Tests, unless paid against Pakistan. Each time, they extended their deadline. Zimbabwe would win a Test against Pakistan by 24 runs in the entire series.Also Read | Bangladesh Players Call Off Strike, India Tour Back On TrackIn 2004, the first full scale revolt in cricket was witnessed. Streak was sacked as skipper after he had confronted them with the team’s grievances. Several other players having also resigned by this time. Streak was replaced by the young and untested Tatenda Taibu. Fifteen senior players were involved in a stand-off over this and other selection issues, resulting in their dismissal from Zimbabwean cricket. Although they wrote a letter, the stand-off resulted in a big talent drain from Zimbabwe. This was the continued fall-out of the black armbands protest by Andy Flower and Henry Olonga against “the death of democracy in Zimbabwe” during the 2003 World Cup. Both players subsequently retired and never returned to Zimbabwe. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

AFCON 2017 Winners and Losers

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first_imgGuinea-Bissau winning a group in which they were expected to finish last was the biggest shock of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition that ended at the weekend.The tiny Portuguese-speaking West African country reached the finals for the first time at the expense of former champions Zambia and Congo Brazzaville and Kenya.They will be at the 16-team tournament in Gabon during January and February while notable absentees include previous title-holders Nigeria and South Africa. Here are five winners and five losers after from the lot after an elimination process that spanned 16 months produced 363 goals at an average of 2.5 per match.WINNERSGuinea-BissauHave no stars and coach Baciro Cande is virtually unknown, but home and away wins over Kenya and a 3-2 triumph over Zambia in Bissau thanks to a stoppage-time Toni Silva goal secured top spot with a fixture to spare.UgandaAfter a string of near misses in qualifying competitions, Uganda are going to the finals for the first time since 1978 with a narrow home win over the Comoros securing one of two places reserved for the best runners-up.SenegalThe only qualifiers to finish with a 100 percent record, after home and away victories over Burundi, Namibia and Niger, is testimony to the organisation and consistency coach and former star Aliou Cisse has developed.EgyptA stoppage-time equaliser from Mohamed Salah in Nigeria against the run of play proved crucial as record seven-time champions Egypt won the return match in the ‘group of death’ to halt a run of three failed qualifying campaigns.ZimbabweA chaotic start induced by a shortage of funds forced the squad to make a 24-hour bus journey to Malawi, but they won 2-1 to set in motion a five-match unbeaten run that secured top spot while favourites Guinea flopped.LOSERSNigeriaThe withdrawal of cash-strapped Chad turned the matches against Egypt into group deciders and after being held at home in a match they dominated, the Super Eagles fell to a Ramadan Sobhy goal in Alexandria and were eliminated.South AfricaInstead of contesting first place with eventual group winners Cameroun, Bafana Bafana (The Boys) never recovered from a disastrous start in which they were held by Gambia and lost to Mauritania and finished a humiliating third.ZambiaA downward turn by Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) since shocking Ivory Coast to win the 2012 final continued after drawing three and losing one of four qualifiers this year to end third in a group won by no-hopers Guinea-Bissau.Cape VerdeA team ranked No. 1 in Africa for one month this year needed a home victory over modest Libya to seal a third consecutive Cup of Nations appearance, but lost to a stoppage-time goal in a game interrupted by a dog wandering around the pitch.Congo BrazzavilleThe central African country have been unable to sustain progress after reaching the 2015 quarter-finals despite defeating group winners Guinea-Bissau home and away. A shock loss in Kenya proved fatal.FINAL TABLEGROUP ATeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsTunisia 5 3 1 1 12 2 10 10Liberia 5 3 1 1 10 4 6 10Togo 5 2 2 1 6 4 2 8Djibouti 5 0 0 5 1 19 -18 0GROUP BTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsCongo DR 5 4 0 1 12 5 7 12C A R 5 3 1 1 8 7 1 10Angola 6 1 2 3 7 8 -1 5Madagascar 6 0 3 3 5 12 -7 3GROUP CTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsMali 5 4 1 0 8 1 7 13Benin 5 3 2 0 10 5 5 11S ‘Sudan 5 1 0 4 3 11 -8 3E’ Guinea 5 0 1 4 2 6 -4 1GROUP DTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsB’Faso 6 4 1 1 6 2 4 13Uganda 6 4 1 1 6 2 4 13Botswana 6 2 0 4 5 8 -3 6Comoros 6 1 0 5 2 7 -5 3GROUP ETeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsG’Bissau 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10Congo 6 2 3 1 9 7 2 9Zambia 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7Kenya 6 1 2 3 5 7 -2 5GROUP FTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsMorocco 5 4 1 0 8 1 7 13Cape Verde 6 3 0 3 11 7 4 9Libya 6 2 1 3 8 6 2 7Sao Tome 5 1 0 4 4 17 -13 3GROUP GTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsEgypt 4 3 1 0 7 1 6 10Nigeria 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 5Tanzania 4 0 1 3 0 6 -6 1GROUP HTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsGhana 6 4 2 0 14 3 11 14Rwanda 6 2 1 3 9 6 3 7Mozambique 6 2 1 3 5 7 -2 7Mauritius 6 2 0 4 3 15 -12 6GROUP ITeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsGabon 6 3 1 2 9 5 4 10C I V 6 2 4 0 5 3 2 10S’Leone 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 8Sudan 6 1 1 4 3 9 -6 4GROUP JTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsAlgeria 5 4 1 0 19 5 14 13Ethiopia 6 3 2 1 11 14 -3 11Seychelles 6 1 1 4 5 11 -6 4Lesotho 5 1 0 4 5 10 -5 3GROUP KTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsSenegal 6 6 0 0 13 2 11 18Burundi 5 2 0 3 7 9 -2 6Namibia 6 2 0 4 5 9 -4 6Niger 5 1 0 4 2 7 -5 3GROUP LTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsZimbabwe 5 3 2 0 11 3 8 11Swaziland 6 2 2 2 6 9 -3 8Guinea 5 1 2 2 4 5 -1 5Malawi 6 1 2 3 5 9 -4 5GROUP MTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsCameroun 6 4 2 0 7 2 5 14Mauritania 6 2 2 2 6 5 1 8S’Africa 6 1 4 1 8 6 2 7Gambia 6 0 2 4 1 9 -8 2Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Unruh talkback analyzes ISIS and airstrikes

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first_imgThe Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics continued its Students Talk Back series on Wednesday with a panel entitled, “ISIS, Syria and Iraq: The Obama Administration’s Response.” The panel featured Robert C. O’Brien, U.S. Representative to the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly; Unruh Institute director Dan Schnur; Raymond Nhan, a member of USC College Republicans and a student at the USC Gould School of Law and Shikhar Gupta, Vice President of USC College Democrats.O’Brien opened the panel with background on ISIS as an organization and their presence in the Middle East.“ISIS controls a large swath of land in Iraq and Syria … [T]hey’re basically becoming the main franchise for the Islamic extremist caliphate,” O’Brien said.ISIS’s appeal to extreme fundamentalists has put them in direct conflict with another Islamist terror cell: Al Qaeda.“With ISIS’s declaration of a new caliphate, al Qaeda is losing their traditional base … [T]heir interests don’t align,” Gupta said.The conflict of interest between the two groups indicates that U.S. intervention combatting one cell could potentially help the other, putting the United States in an uncomfortable situation.When discussing the White House response to the ISIS issue, Schnur commented on the President’s original hesitancy to intervene.“What’s most interesting to me is watching President Obama in this situation … [H]e came under a lot of criticism early on for what had been seen as a hesitation on his part,” Schnur said.He attributed some of this to Obama’s personal beliefs.“The greater part of his political identity for over a decade has been as an opponent of U.S. military intervention where he does not see it fit … for years he has been the guy who was going to end the war,” Schnur said.O’Brien suggested that the newly-announced airstrikes could have negative implications for the Obama administration.“This president is one who took great pride in the fact that he won the war in Iraq, and now we’re back in Iraq … [N]ot only does he lose the legacy of withdrawing from Iraq, but fairly or unfairly he will receive criticism for the operations with ISIS … [I]t’s going to be very, very tough for the White House,” O’Brien said.The panel then moved to a discussion of ISIS’s blatant human rights abuses, such as the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley in Syria.“They’ve been extremely brutal,” O’Brien said. “What’s particularly disturbing is their use of rape as a genocide. We thought we got rid of that in Bosnia, but it’s back in a big way.”Human rights issues have garnered international attention and rising concerns for the situation in the region.“The aspect that really got a lot of coverage in our media was the graphic human rights violations … [Y]ou saw folks fleeing and [being] forced to convert or murdered. You saw people in Syria being crucified,” Nhan said.The desire to cease human rights abuses was prevalent throughout the whole panel and during the Q&A portion.“I can think of a couple of things, but the first one is the human rights aspect,” Nhan said in response to the question of why the United States is attacking ISIS.“There is no situation in history where we look back and regret stepping in in light of a human rights issue, but there are many instances where we look back and regret not doing more,” Nhan said.last_img read more

Boeheim discusses investment in student apartment complex #BLVD404

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim lived in Watson Hall for a year and Kimmel Hall for three years as an undergraduate at Syracuse University.He didn’t mind dorm living, he said, but he said he thinks student apartments will be the housing of the future around college campuses.As a result, Boeheim is an investor in #BLVD404, a new student apartment complex being built at 404 University Ave. Boeheim said he met the creators of the luxury apartment project through a friend. All three project founders are SU alumni. Construction is expected to be completed this summer, and students can lease for the fall 2016 semester.“I’m a small participant in this. I’m a basketball coach,” Boeheim said. “I just think it’s a good idea. I think it’ll be good for the campus.”Boeheim said the biggest difference in housing from when he was a student is that the Skytop Apartments didn’t exist when he was in school. He lived in a dormitory for four years as an undergraduate and was a resident adviser as a graduate student, he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe said dorms are all right, but said they’re more a thing of the past, and student apartments are the thing of the future where students have their own bedroom.He said he doesn’t typically invest much in outside projects, adding that his investment in #BLVD404 isn’t a moneymaking project. But, he said, he thinks the project founders are nice people, and he believes their idea will be successful.“I’m invested in Hoffman’s Hot Dogs because I want to keep Hoffman’s here,” Boeheim said. “I never really try to make money outside of coaching. I think it’s hard to do that. You should stick with what you know.” Comments Published on November 9, 2015 at 10:08 pm Contact Brett: blsamuel@syr.edu | @Brett_Samuels27last_img read more

John Gillon on Twitter trolls: ‘If I really suck, we can meet up any time and play one-on-one’

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first_imgSU topped the century mark against the Eagles Monday night and eight players reached double figures. Gillon shot 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-7 from deep while making all three of his foul shots. He also chipped in nine assists, three rebounds and turned the ball over only once for the second straight game.For Gillon, the fan presence at Syracuse is an adjustment from that of Colorado State. There, it was mainly only one fan – a retired Navy veteran, he said – who always hounded him. Even after one 24-point outing, the man tweeted something at Gillon along the lines of, “You shoot too much.”“It’s not like I’m calling anyone out or saying anything negative to anybody,” Gillon said. “… You don’t understand what it’s like to be an engineer unless you have to go construct something. You don’t know what it’s like to be a doctor, and you criticize someone for not doing heart surgery right and you don’t understand how hard that is, how everything comes together. You don’t see what I’m seeing on the court.”Chase Guttman | Staff PhotographerThe point guard doesn’t seek out the criticism on Twitter, per se, but he admits that as a human he’ll most likely see a tweet he’s mentioned in. This season, Gillon did delete his Twitter account after a poor performance (he doesn’t recall which) but quickly reversed course because he thought that was the “coward approach.”“That’s not even me. I’ve never let someone’s words bother me, so why start now?” Gillon said. “So I feel like I’m copping out if I do that and let them win.”Some players, such as Tyler Lydon, take a hiatus from Twitter during the season to avoid distraction. Others, such as Taurean Thompson, don’t even have a Twitter account.Gillon is one of the more active social media presences on the team, choosing to handle the criticism in his own way.“Things can only distract you if you let it,” Gillon said. “I just try to take the approach of being mentally strong in every situation.” Comments “What doesn’t make sense to me is all the negativity. I’m not coming to my phone at halftime like, ‘Oh, @name-I’ve-never-played-basketball-in-my-life-before said I need to do this, so I’m gonna go make an adjustment for him,’” Gillon said. “It’s funny. Keep it coming. I’ve always been a person who hasn’t really been the most favorite, so I’ll take the hate. I’d rather it not be from my own fans, but that’s fine.”After two scoreless games against North Florida and Connecticut, Gillon has turned it into gear. The fifth-year senior transfer from Colorado State has started the last two games in place of Tyus Battle as the freshman eases back from a left foot injury, and Gillon has scored a combined 27 points in a pair of starts, on top of a season-high 23 off the bench against Boston University the game prior. If you want to tell John Gillon that he sucks at basketball on Twitter, he welcomes you to a friendly game of one-on-one.“I can’t bet any money, but I’ll be done with college after this,” Gillon said. “If you guys wanna play me for a car note or something after the season’s over, we can play, if you really feel that way. If you don’t, I wouldn’t tweet me anymore.”On Sunday night, Gillon tweeted, “Grown men really sit on here and hate on college kids smh.” In his first season at a Power 5 school, Gillon is realizing the occasionally unpleasant world of dealing with social media as a college athlete with a sizable fan base like Syracuse’s. Published on December 19, 2016 at 10:43 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Syracuse (7-4) got back in the win column with a 105-57 drubbing of Eastern Michigan (6-5) on Monday night in the Carrier Dome, but the Orange has disappointed for the most part in nonconference play. A downside of that is unhappy fans taking to social media to vent their displeasures, as if their criticism will turn the ship around for head coach Jim Boeheim and company.MORE COVERAGEThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s blowout victory over Eastern MichiganWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 105-57 victory over Eastern MichiganSyracuse shreds Eastern Michigan’s familiar 2-3 zone with ball movement and 3-pointers Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more