Tag: 上海后花园

Why I live in … Well-known journalist Neil Doorley reveals why he loves living in Ashgrove

first_imgNeil Doorley during his time on the road as a news reporter. Picture: Glenn Barnes.NEIL Doorley has spent a large chunk of his career as a television news reporter, most prominently for Channel 9, where he broke the disappearance of murdered Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Kerry, and two of his three children.1. Where was your first home (that you bought)? How much was it? My first property was in Banyo — a three-bedroom, brick, low-set house, which I paid $117,000 for, but at the time interest rates were about 17 per cent!I picked that house because it was low maintenance, and I’d grown up in Wavell Heights and was close to my family and I was familiar with Brisbane’s northside.2. Where is your current home? Why did you pick that house/unit?Ashgrove. My wife and I chose this house for a number of factors. Firstly, it was close to Mt Coot-tha where I was working at the time; we’d initially wanted to send our son to Marist College, which is just around the corner; and it backs on to a park, which was — and remains — handy for the kids and pets.3. Describe your dream home and location in Queensland?More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe North Coast, probably Caloundra … close to the water. My late grandmother lived at Caloundra, and I have great childhood memories of going to her place, and then to the beach. I’m still a frequent visitor, and just being there brings lovely thoughts flooding back.4. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps?Zermatt in Switzerland. It’s a mountain resort, renowned for skiing and hiking — and for the fact it’s car-free! I travelled there in 1995 with my first wife, who at the time was pregnant with our daughter, and it was just wonderful. I remember getting off the train and being overwhelmed by its natural beauty. The town sits below the Matterhorn peak, and is filled with great shops and restaurants.last_img read more

read more

Masry eulogized as hero, helper, friend to residents

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Due to his declining health, Masry resigned from the City Council only days before his death. A private memorial service was held Dec. 13, and the public memorial was held Thursday night in the Fred Kavli Theater at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Masry was elected to the Thousand Oaks City Council in November 2000 and served as mayor from December 2001 to December 2002. He was always a top vote-getter in municipal elections. Thousand Oaks voters supported his dedication to law enforcement, protecting the environment and sticking up for the common man. The Rev. Doug Posey of Living Oaks Community Church conducted the memorial, and speakers included Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks and Sheriff Bob Brooks. Both called Masry a hero. “He faced life’s challenges and, where some would shrink, he stood strong,” Parks said. Among the environmental causes Masry championed in Ventura County were blocking the development of Ahmanson Ranch and establishing the Save Open-Space and Agricultural Resources, or SOAR, initiative. Masry’s son, Louis, said his father would be proud of the city for achieving the distinction as the safest in the nation while he served on the City Council. “He was a real champion for public safety,” said Brooks. “He was a man of tremendous courage. He had the heart of a lion.” Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THOUSAND OAKS – Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to pay tribute to former city leader and attorney Edward Masry, one of the most popular figures in city history who became mayor after gaining fame through the film “Erin Brockovich.” Masry, who died Dec. 5 at 73 from complications of diabetes, was known as a champion of the underdog for his work on behalf of the environment. The 2000 film staring Julia Roberts as Brockovich and Albert Finney as Masry depicted how the lawyer and his self-trained legal assistant won a $333 million settlement for the residents of Hinkley, Calif., who claimed that Pacific Gas & Electric tanks leaked carcinogenic poisons into groundwater supplies. “If he saw someone who was struggling and he could figure out a way to help, he would,” said Merlin Olsen, the professional football Hall of Fame tackle and actor who hired Masry as an agent and attorney when Olsen played for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s. last_img read more

read more

Mass literacy campaign makes strides

first_imgLiteracy, life skills, Braille Over 600 000 South Africans who could not previously read or write will be literate and numerate by the end of this year through the government’s Kha ri Gude mass literacy campaign. She said the classes were presented for 240 contact hours and were held in communities, at times which were convenient to the learners, and take place in homes, churches, community centres and prisons. “We recognise the significance of access to information and its impact on the socio-economic conditions of our people,” she said. 12 November 2009 “The volunteers are central to the campaign and contribute not only to the teaching and learning process but also to ensuring advocacy, recruitment, monitoring, and ensuring that the campaign is a vibrant part of disadvantaged communities,” she said. The campaign enables adult learners to read, write and calculate in their mother tongue, as well as to learn spoken English, at no cost. It also integrates reading, writing and numeracy integrating themes and life skills such as health, gender, the environment and civic education.center_img Alleviating poverty Source: BuaNews Launched in 2008, the campaign has also created approximately 75 000 short-term teaching jobs, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga told the media in Cape Town this week. Motshekga said the campaign also played a significant role in alleviating poverty by providing volunteers in the poorest communities with a small income. These specifically designed materials have also been adapted for use in Braille in eleven languages, and for use by the deaf.last_img read more

read more

18 years since MBA crown, Raffy Reavis, Chito Victolero win title together again

first_imgThe 43-year-old Victolero was one of the youngest head coaches to win a title while the inverse can be said for Reavis, who at 41 was one of the oldest players to win a championship, his 11th in the league.Reavis said he couldn’t fully explain the feeling of winning a title and playing for his former teammate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“That’s something and that’s so foreign, I don’t know any other words to describe it,” said Reavis. “Our first was 18 years ago and that was when we were teammates and now we won with him being my coach.”“Winning under him is just awesome. Words can’t describe it. He’s a great coach but he’s a great person first and foremost.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Victolero arrived in the Magnolia franchise before the start of the 2016-17 PBA season and he led the team to three straight semifinals in his first year with the Hotshots.The Hotshots got to their first finals in the Victolero leadership in this season’s Philippine Cup but they lost to San Miguel in five games.Magnolia eventually broke its four-year title drought in the season’s final game with Victolero stamping his legacy in the franchise, whose last title was the 2014 Governors’ Cup and was part of the coveted Grand Slam.“It’s a great feeling to be able to win with him,” said Reavis. “I’m just so happy to be with him.”ADVERTISEMENT Edward Kelly gets rematch with Christian Lee at ONE Jakarta card LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It took almost two decades for the pair of Chito Victolero and Rafi Reavis to follow up their last title in 2000, so long in fact that one of them had a change of career.Victolero and Reavis were once teammates in the now defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association under the San Juan Knights franchise and 18 years later, the player-coach tandem celebrated Magnolia’s 2018 PBA Governors’ championship after its 102-86 Game 6 win over Alaska at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

read more

Preity G Zinta: I almost died in 2004 tsunami

first_imgOn December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami struck the coasts of the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,30,000 people in 14 countries. At the time, Preity GZinta was holidaying with her friends in Phuket, which was badly hit by the waves.At the India Today Conclave East 2018, Preity recounted her near-death experience. “I almost died in the tsunami. I was in Phuket. Most of my closest friends passed away in that. I’m the only one who survived. God bless their souls. It was a tough time,” she said.The horrific incident became a major turning point in Preity’s life. “I came back thinking, ‘Why did I survive?’ So I thought I should do what I really want to do with my life,” she said, adding that it was after this that she decided to venture into the Indian Premier League.”I met Lalit Modi at the Bravery Awards. I was the brand ambassador and his family was involved with that. We sat down for coffee later, and I told him that I want to have a sports school. It was my dad’s and my dream. I didn’t realise that you need to have Rs 1000 crore to ave a sports school!” she revealed.Preity added, “When the IPL was being bid for, he called me and asked, ‘Why don’t you do this?’ Everyone said no, but I’m a visual person. I thought to myself, ‘Can I see this? Yes, I can.'”ALSO SEE: Salman Khan’s friend Preity Zinta rushes to Jodhpur to visit him in jailadvertisementlast_img read more

read more

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

first_imgStocks gave up a big rally and took a dive in afternoon trading Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again and said it plans to keep raising them next year. The market finished at its lowest level since September 2017.On Wednesday:The S&P 500 index shed 39.20 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 2,506.96.The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 351.98 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 23,323.66.The Nasdaq composite skidded 147.08 points, or 2.2 per cent, to 6,636.83.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks declined 27.95 points, or 2 per cent, to 1,349.23.For the week:The S&P 500 is down 92.99 points, or 3.6 per cent.The Dow is down 776.85 points, or 3.2 per cent.The Nasdaq is down 273.84 points, or 4 per cent.The Russell 2000 is down 61.58 points, or 4.4 per cent.For the year:The S&P 500 is down 166.65 points, or 6.2 per cent.The Dow is down 1,395.56 points, or 5.6 per cent.The Nasdaq is down 266.56 points, or 3.9 per cent.The Russell 2000 is down 186.28 points, or 12.1 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

read more

India thrash Canada 73 put on foot in final of Azlan Shah

first_imgIpoh (Malaysia): Striker Mandeep Singh scored a brilliant hat-trick as India outplayed Canada 7-3 in a goal fest to set one foot on the summit clash of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Mandeep fired in three quick field goals (20th, 27th and 29th minutes), all of them coming in the second quarter, after Varun Kumar had given India the lead in the 12th minute of the high-scoring match. At the half time, India were 4-0 up in the match before Canada reduced the margin through a strike from Mark Pearson in the 35th minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAmit Rohidas (39th), Vivek Prasad (55th) and Nilakanta Sharma (58th) struck later to take the game beyond the reach of the Canadians who scored two late goals through Fin Boothroyd (50th) and James Wallace (57th). With the win, India continued their unbeaten run in the tournament, with three wins and a draw to top the round-robin league table with 10 points. They play their final league match against Poland on Friday. India showed progress match-by-match in the tournament with improved structure and discipline as they took on an unpredictable Canadian side. India had beaten Canada 5-1 in the group stage at the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar. India made an attacking start that put the opponents on the back-foot early in the match. A quick circle entry by Sumit Kumar Jr resulted to India winning a penalty corner in the 12th minute which was converted by Varun Kumar, scoring his third goal of the tournament. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIndia built on the momentum in the second quarter and made several circle entries. Sumit Kumar Jr once again created an opportunity when he sent a fine pass to Mandeep who simply had to deflect the ball into the goal, taking India’s lead to 2-0. In the following minute, Surender Kumar created a penalty corner for India but an alert Canadian goalkeeper made a good save off Amit Rohidas’ flick. India earned two more penalty corners in the following minutes but failed to convert them. Canada earned their first penalty corner in the 26th minute, but drag-flicker Gordon Johnston sent the ball wide. Continuing to use full-press to their advantage, India held their sway. Midfielder Kothajit Singh dispossessed a Canadian player to make a brilliant assist to Mandeep from the 25m mark. Mandeep made no mistake in sending it past Canada goalkeeper Antoni Kindler.last_img read more

read more

2015 Really Was The Bizarro Peyton Manning Season

From a lot of angles, Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback of all time. His second Super Bowl win, however, came in decidedly un-Peyton-like fashion, with Manning riding in the wake of an all-time defense while doddering well below replacement level for most of the season. Perhaps this is karma, a just reward after a career of — with a few exceptions — being shackled to some of the worst defenses ever to run deep into the playoffs. It’s the popular line of thinking, at least, and popular enough to dig a little deeper. So: Just how bad were Peyton’s defenses in his best years?Here’s a look at the statistical profiles of Hall of Fame and near-Hall of Fame QBs from the modern era — this includes the defensive and rushing support each received throughout his career, but especially his prime. To find this, I took each passer’s performance in a few categories — completion percentage, yards per completion, touchdown percentage, interception percentage, sack percentage — and sorted them by their percentile relative to the league in any given season. I then weighted each season to give more weight to a player’s best years according to value over replacement (like I did with Ken Griffey Jr. here). Then, I did the same for Defense-adjusted Value Over Average for both rushing offense and defense. PERCENTILE VS. LEAGUEDVOA FROM… Brett Favre78558257704763 Terry Bradshaw48788643616282 Roger Staubach79707983407375 Ben Roethlisberger81797157355968 It’s been a stunning reversal, the likes of which we haven’t really seen from such a good QB before; the only possible exceptions were the final full seasons of Marino, Ken Stabler and Joe Theismann’s careers. Those performances all came in the service of mediocre teams, though. Somehow Manning actually turned an even more extreme version of this formula into a championship.We aren’t sure if the Super Bowl was Manning’s final game, and it’s hard to speculate about how this changes Manning’s legacy (not that a paltry two titles will ever satiate the “Count The Ringz!!!” crowd anyway). But even if Manning happened to be dragged to a championship in the final throes of his senescence by Von Miller and Denver’s ferocious defense, it’s hard not to appreciate the strange symmetry after Manning spent a career elevating middling and worse teams with his brilliance. Troy Aikman88384677788056 QUARTERBACKCMP%YD/CMPTD%INT%SK%RUSHING OFFENSEDEFENSE Carson Palmer69597551775547 Peyton Manning91648870956052 After breaking down the characteristics of Manning and his teams over the years, it’s amazing to see how sharply the usual tendencies were inverted along Denver’s path to the championship. On average, Manning’s teams were middle-of-the-pack on defense, and a shade better than that at running the ball. That was more than enough to rattle off an absurd string of 10-plus-win seasons, because Manning was very good — if not completely and totally great — in every facet of passing the football. His average defense was worse than that supporting Brett Favre, Joe Montana or Steve Young, and the running game was less efficient than what Tom Brady, Drew Brees or John Elway was working with.Manning did have a lot more help than Dan Marino, but he also bested him across every passing category — like a more accurate, deeper-throwing version of the Dolphins great, who got the ball out just as fast but was more careful with it. And since we’re looking at percentiles instead of raw output, the differences between eras soften, though they don’t completely disappear.That was prime Peyton, however. This year’s version was far, far worse, particularly in categories where he once excelled. To wit: His rates of completions, touchdowns and interceptions, each typically among the top 30 percent of regular QBs, all dipped into the bottom quarter of passers this season. Meanwhile, his defensive support, usually in the middle of the pack, zoomed up to the best in football. Dan Marino74577866945030 Tony Romo80778259606954 Ken Anderson83526784486945 Warren Moon74537159705259 Kurt Warner93828944676061 Joe Namath42886839924930 Aaron Rodgers82799388367759 Bob Griese86558756458750 John Elway59646367637649 Drew Brees90528267887031 Jim Kelly76647947656456 Dan Fouts81697160875530 Steve Young98719078428267 Donovan McNabb45677285457972 Sources: pro football reference, football outsiders Tom Brady77688485787852 Philip Rivers82738167644333 Joe Montana93327484717369 read more

read more

Zanetti plotting for Icardi longterm stay

first_imgInter Vice-President Javier Zanetti would like to see Mauro Icardi extend his stay at the club for many years and become a legend.Icardi has been a subject of transfer speculation for major big sides in Europe considering his clinical nature in front of goal.The striker played his 200th game for the Nerazzurri against PSV on Tuesday night, scoring in a 1-1 draw which saw his side eliminated from the Champions League.“His contribution is always very important,” Zanetti acknowledged, speaking to Football Italia via Xinhua on a visit to China.Mauro Icardi, Inter MilanDi Canio: ‘Undisciplined’ Icardi & PSG perfect for each other Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Paolo Di Canio reckons Mauro Icardi and Paris Saint-Germain are a match made in heaven as the club are a perfect fit for “undisciplined players”.“I hope he can stay for many years and become a legend in the club’s history.”Zanetti also reflected on Tuesday’s match, which sees the Beneamata drop to the Europa League.“Last season’s objective was to qualify for the Champions League, unfortunately, our journey ended with the PSV match.“That doesn’t mean we don’t have any more objectives. Serie A, the Europa League, and the Coppa Italia are three very important competitions for us, and we need to keep putting in good performances.”last_img read more

read more

EXCLUSIVE US defender reveals Martinos perfectionism

first_imgGreg Garza spent two years working under Gerardo Martino’s Atlanta United, and he has explained how he was a perfectionist.United States national team defender Greg Garza was coached by former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino in Atlanta United.They worked together for two whole years.And now that Martino has taken the Mexican national team job, Garza has spoken about how he was always looking for perfection.“He always carried a Sharpie,” he told Ronaldo.com reporter Alejandro Guzman.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“He used to paint in all the televisions while we watched our rivals videos, before the matches.”“I would say he’s a football perfectionist,” Garza added.“I think what I liked more about him is that he knows a lot about the game.”Martino is Mexico’s new coach and one day might get to coach El Tri against Greg Garza’s United States national team.last_img read more

read more