Currumbin unit linked to lobbyist passed in at auction

first_imgA property at Currumbin linked to prominent lobbyist Simone Holzapfel and her husband Matt Robinson was passed in over the weekend. Picture: Jerad WilliamsA CURRUMBIN unit linked to prominent lobbyist Simone Holzapfel and her husband Matt Robinson was passed in at auction during the weekend.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe two-bedroom residence, owned by Mr Robinson, was listed for sale by a mortgagee.A crowd of about 25 gathered at the Pacific Pde address on Saturday before bidding kicked off at $600,000. All up 10 bids were placed before the property was passed in at $820,000 by auctioneer Colin Banks.CoreLogic records show Mr Robinson paid $970,000 for the beachfront unit. It was previously owned by former Titans coast John Cartwright.last_img read more

Libya blames UN council for hampering efforts against ISIL

first_imgLibya has accused the United Nations Security Council of hampering its terrorism fight.The UN envoy to Libya says the growing threat of ISIL could only be tackled once warring parties agree on a government of national unity. CCTV’s Maria Galang reports. Related ISIL launches fresh attacks in Libya ISIL numbers have reportedly doubled in Libya Ethiopia vows to join fight against ISILlast_img

Stien scores RaceSaver Sprint win at Arlington

first_imgMike Stien was the Saturday night IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 26) – Mike Stien won his first feature of the year in the 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint feature Saturday at Arlington Raceway.Stien led from start to finish with Bill Johnson taking second and Justin Allen third.Brandon Beckendorf won for the third time in as many MN 93 IMCA Modified starts at Arlington this season, taking the latest checkers after starting ninth. Matt Looft also started deep in the field and motored to a third straight Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod victory.Dan Mackenthun prevailed in a battle with Matt Schauer for top B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car honors.A lap six restart gave Cory Probst the opportunity he was looking for as he drove to the lead and eventual Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock checkers.Alan Lahr of Nicollet won his first feature of the year in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts.last_img read more

Injured Rooney misses cup clash

first_img Rooney was left out of Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in their FA Cup quarter-final replay at Stamford Bridge after picking up the injury against Montenegro. Ferguson told ITV Sport: “He got a groin injury playing for England and wasn’t 100% yesterday and there’s no point risking players with groin injuries because it could exacerbate itself and he could be out for weeks. So hopefully he’ll be ready for next Monday’s game.” Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Wayne Rooney suffered a groin injury on England duty but is hopeful the striker will be fit for the Manchester derby next Monday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Van Gaal would ‘love’ United job

first_img “I would love the job,” he told BBC Sport at the start of a three-day Dutch World Cup training camp. “I hope that I shall be the one.” He added: “You (the media) are thinking I’m the man but the most important thing is whether Manchester United are thinking that.” Van Gaal, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, is leaving his current role at the end of this summer’s tournament in Brazil and had apparently indicated that he wanted his future sorted before his first training camp began. The 62-year-old has managed his country before during qualification for the 2002 World Cup but left the post after a disastrous campaign which saw them fail to make the tournament in Japan and South Korea. And with two further training camps of three days taking place in the next fortnight and the provisional Dutch squad due to be announced next Tuesday, he made it clear he did not want speculation over his future to serve as a distraction. “I have to focus on my job,” he said. “I am coach of the Dutch national team. I have waited a long time to be in a World Cup so that’s very important. “This doesn’t affect me. I have always had offers. I know what the football world is and what it means.” Louis van Gaal has revealed his desire to be the next Manchester United manager as anticipation builds that he will be appointed at Old Trafford next week. There had been considerable speculation that the Holland coach would be confirmed as David Moyes’ successor following Tuesday’s game against Hull. But Press Association Sport understands that the club are not planning to make an announcement until next week, with the Dutchman confirming his desire to be given the job on Wednesday night. Press Association Van Gaal, who was strongly linked with Tottenham earlier in the summer, also denied that any deal had already been agreed for him to take over at Old Trafford and stressed that he had other options on the table. “There is no deal,” he told Voetbal International. “There are newspapers saying that I’ve already signed, there are even names of assistants. Too bad it goes this way. “There are several clubs interested in Louis van Gaal, we’ll see what I choose to do and what choice that clubs are going to make. It’s a process, so it goes with all clubs. “And then I can say nothing about that process at this time.” Senior United defender Rio Ferdinand admits the United squad have little idea when an appointment will be made. Veteran player Ryan Giggs has served as interim manager since Moyes left Old Trafford last month. Ferdinand told BT Sport: “All the papers have been talking about Klopp, Simeone, Van Gaal, Giggsy getting it, Ancelotti, Mourinho – but we’re like guys sitting in the pub discussing it. “If you believe and listen to the reports going around it’ll be someone with real credentials who has been at big clubs and won a lot of things.” last_img read more

Local Woman Hits $5 Million Lottery Luck on Friday the 13th

first_imgA local resident beat the odds and wound up turning Friday the 13th into a very lucky day.Yudayne Betancourt of West Palm Beach won the $5 million top prize from a LUCK scratch-off ticket she purchased from the 7-Eleven located at 3950 East Indiantown Road in Jupiter.After opting to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment, she will get $3,815,000.00.In addition, the store will receive a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.The $20 game, called $5,000,000 LUCK, launched a few months ago and features more than $329 million in cash prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million. The overall odds of winning are one-in 2.97.last_img read more

Little League age 9-10 state championship results

first_imgLittle League age 9-10 state championship results:SoftballFriday, July 17Biddeford 12 Ellsworth 4South Portland 11 Lincoln 1Saturday, July 18Biddeford (2-0)  8 South Portland (1-1)  1Ellsworth (1-1) 16 Lincoln (0-2) 6This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBaseballFriday, July 17Westbrook 12 Waldo County 1Saco 7 Ellsworth 6Lewiston 14 Bangor West 3Saturday, July 18Westbrook (2-0) 11 Lewiston (1-1) 0Ellsworth (1-1) 7 Waldo County (0-2) 6Saco (2-0) 7 Bangor West (0-2) 0 Bio Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Latest posts by (see all) Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

F-M girls tennis gets challenged by Liverpool, B’ville

first_imgFor the first time this season, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team showed a touch of vulnerability, surrendering a pair of points in last Monday’s match against Liverpool.The Hornets still beat the Warriors 5-2, and a singles sweep keyed it. Anna Manta won 6-2, 6-2, over Diana Kozenyatko, with Phoebe Wang handling Gabby Underwood 6-4, 6-0 as Samhitha Adavikolanu beating Kelly Geiwitz 6-3, 6-0.It was in doubles that Liverpool earned its points, with F-M’s Alexis Ahn and Emma Zogg falling to AngelicaUnderwood and Julia Schewe 7-5, 6-1.Trisha Adavikolanu and Angela Iskander could not hold on in a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 loss to Olivia Magnarelli and Crystal Morgans. Tags: ESMF-Mgirls tennisMPH Still, F-M gained points here, too, thanks to Maya McKenzie and Camilla Wojtasiewicz, who beat Megan Polhamus and Kala Wallingford 6-2, 6-0, while Natalie Hugo and Brooke Tester won, 6-2, 6-4, over Sheridan Bryerton and Lea Prusinowski.Then the Hornets shut out Cicero-North Syracuse 7-0 a day later, with Iskander, in singles, pushed to three sets, but still beating Cambrie Hibbard 2-6, 6-3, 10-6, every other match won in straight sets.This set up a first-place SCAC Metro division showdown against Baldwinsville on Friday afternoon. Just like Liverpool did, the Bees picked off points in doubles, but by claiming three points in three sets, F-M held on to win 5-2. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Twice in singles, the Hornets had to survive long battles, Manta struggled early, but roared back to beat B’ville’s Brooke Tutor 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, while Samhitha Adavikolanu was pushed to the wire in a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win over Eva Smith.Wang beat Paige Tromblee 7-5, 6-0.Ahn and Zogg staged their own comeback in doubles, rallying past Audrey Benton and Hannah Gould 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, while Hugo and Tester got through a challenging first set before beating Breanna Murdock and Isabelle Thomas 6-4, 6-0.East Syracuse Minoa turned back Syracuse West 4-3 last Monday, with straight-set doubles wins from the teams of Katie Schmidt-Megan Volz, Taylor Lynch-Lauren Postma and Sammy Baadani-Jade Burgen.It helped ESM to get a forfeit in singles because, in two other matches, it lost in three sets. Alana Day had a 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 defeat to Carol Saovelo as Caitlin Abbott and Jessica Vollmer fell to Kyra Caraballo and Elizabeth Soe 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.This made a 7-0 defeat to Auburn on Tuesday a bit easier to take, ESM unable to win a set in any of the seven matches, but it rebounded Wednesday to edge Central Square 4-3.Lizzy Phillips and Alana Day each won straight-set singles matches. Schmidt and Volz prevailed in doubles, with Kylie Bachman and Amina Kasumovic getting ESM’s clinching point with a 6-3, 2-6, 10-7 decision over Arianna Smolnik and Karina Stewart.In Friday’s 5-2 defeat to Cortland, ESM got both points from doubles. Schmidt and Volz worked past Pearl Hettich and Kayci Olson 6-1, 6-3, while Day and Postma prevailed, 6-4, 7-6, over Julia Guest and Sadie Urtz.Manilus-Pebble Hill had a 5-2 defeat to Skaneateles last Monday, the points arriving when Parmees Fazeli, in first singles, blanked Kenna Ellis 6-0, 6-0, with EmmaGross and Eden Hildebrandt in doubles topping Sofia Capozza and Sophia Soderberg 6-4, 1-6, 10-5.The Trojans got closer in Thursday’s match against Marcellus, only to fall to the Mustangs 4-3, the key match in third singles, where Ava Benedict was one game from victory, only to fall to Morgan Walsh 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.MPH earned the other two singles points, Genevieve Morrow handling Colleen Marsh 6-3, 6-4 and Parmees Fazeli shutting out Danielle Copp 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Amatees Fazeli and Caroline Mezzalingua beat Kathleen DeMarle and Elaina Mahoney 6-3, 6-2.last_img read more

‘Dan’s the man’

first_imgThe men’s golf team propelled themselves to a second-place finish at the Gopher Invitational this past weekend with the help of two influential players — Dan Woltman and Danny Zimmerman. The spotlight, however, was nothing new for this dynamic duo. Woltman and Zimmerman also garnered attention after the season opener at the St. Mary’s College Invitational where they led the team with the same score of 2 over par.Zimmerman, a junior transfer student from Illinois, made his presence known in Minnesota last weekend when he tied for first place with a score of 1 under par. Coach Jim Schuman applauded Zimmerman’s play. “He has been pretty solid so far this season, and shooting a 66 and a 70 is incredible at Spring Hill, which is an extremely tough course,” Schuman said. After a fast start, Zimmerman concluded the tournament with a 79 Sunday, causing him to slip from winning outright to settle for a first place tie. “On Sunday, I made some mistakes I can definitely learn from,” Zimmerman said. “I made good, conservative decisions, but I put tentative swings on those shots and made some mistakes that were quite costly.” Not prepared to settle for anything less than excellence, Zimmerman is determined and focused. Continuous improvement is a crucial element in the game of golf, and Zimmerman strives to evolve as an athlete. “As the season progresses, I’m going to focus on keeping the ball in the fairway from the tee, having a sharp shortgame, and staying patient,” Zimmerman said. Junior captain Woltman also played an active role in determining the first two tournament outcomes. At Spring Hill he was able to secure a spot on the leader board, shooting just 2 over par for the weekend to finish sixth overall in the tournament. The exceptional play by Woltman came as no surprise to Schuman. “History will tell you that Dan Woltman is typically a consistent player,” he said. Two players, unfortunately, are not enough to secure a team victory in a sport that relies on five players’ scores. Coach Schuman is thankful for the contribution the two juniors have made, but realizes how detrimental it is to have overall instability. “[The play of Woltman and Zimmerman has been] huge thus far since we have not had as much production out of all five guys,” Schuman said. “But the reality is we need all five guys to win a tournament.”The team is currently on a two-week break until its next tournament on Oct. 1. Despite the extensive break between tournaments, the UW golfers were all business at practice this week, working diligently on every aspect of their games. A second-place finish at the Gopher Invitational was a step in the right direction, but the team was “not happy to lose.” The Badgers’ main weakness to begin the season has been keeping their play consistent for an entire tournament. “Last day scoring has not been the best,” Schuman said. “We need to focus on doing a better job of finishing back-to-back good days in each tournament.” By having each team member play the course “according to their personal strengths,” the team consistency would consequently stabilize, Schuman said.With an entire season ahead of them, the men’s golf team is eager to improve. The fervor is evident in its work ethic. The high expectations are evident in its sole ambition. “Each week it is our goal to win the golf tournament,” Schuman said. “There is no question about that.” Schuman is not the only proponent of victory. “[A goal of mine] is to put our team in the position to win golf tournaments and to win a Big Ten title,” Zimmerman said.last_img read more

GambleAware donations top £10m for 2019/20

first_img Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 GambleAware has revealed that donations to the charity have surpassed its £10 million minimum target for the first time.Publishing the full list of donations received between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, it revealed that gambling operators and suppliers had made £10.05 million in voluntary donations to the charity, which is not inclusive of money received through regulatory settlements.Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “For the 10th year in a row, we have seen an increase in donations, which means for the first time, we have been able to meet our minimum target of £10 million. Commissioning a coherent, coordinated and efficient system of prevention and treatment requires the strategic distribution of sufficient funding, guided by appropriate expertise underpinned by effective partnership working.“GambleAware is currently the primary commissioner using best-practice to ensure that evidence informed services are developed according to need within a robust and accountable system, and that funding is allocated efficiently and independently as one would expect of other health and social care commissioning and grant-making bodies.”The list of donors consists of operators and suppliers in the industry, in addition to donations in the form of unclaimed winnings, dormant accounts and other funds.The charity currently asks those in the industry to make an annual donation of 0.1% of their annual Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) directly to GambleAware, requesting those with an annual gross gambling revenue (GGR) of less than £250,000 per annum donate a minimum of £250.GVC Holdings, the umbrella group for Ladbrokes and Coral, topped the list of donations to the charity after contributing £1.46 million. This was closely followed by Flutter Entertainment and William Hill, which both contributed £1 million.The contributions will support a range of services such as the National Gambling Treatment Service, which includes the National Gambling Helpline.Etches continued: “Our mission is to keep people safe from gambling harm and these donations are vital to making sure we are able to deliver on that mission. Gambling is a serious public health issue in Great Britain, with two million adults experiencing some level of gambling harm.“With these donations, we are able to continue funding the National Gambling Treatment Service to provide treatment for those who need it, while working in partnership with the NHS and Citizens Advice amongst others.”Bet365 and Sky Betting and Gaming were also high on the list of donors, contributing £868,000 and £705,000 respectively.Meanwhile, Rank Group companies paid £568,900 for the year, an increase on the £468,225 which Rank committed in Q1-Q3.Individually, Grosvenor contributed £309,100, followed by Mecca Bingo which donated £173,900. Grosvenor.com, the online division of Grosvenor, gave £23,500 while Meccabingo.com donated £62,400.The Betting and Gaming Council added:“We are pleased that our members have stepped up their funding of GambleAware along with a range of other charities to increase the help and support available to those at risk. Our largest members have gone further and committed up to an additional £100 million to research, education and treatment over the next four years, increasing donations from 0.1% of profit to 1% of profit.“With a continued focus on advertising, it is good to see £3.8 million raised from the industry for the Bet Regret campaign which amplifies safer gambling messages and also has the support of major media partners. This work and funding will continue in 2020/21.“Through continued funding by our industry over more than 20 years charitable services are able to provide free of charge treatment, support & advice services for anyone affected by gambling.”For the year, GambleAware also received £1.44 million in regulatory settlement from Playtech, LeoVegas and Gamesys (Gibraltar) Limited.LeoVegas was penalised by the UK Gambling Commission for failings relating to misleading advertising and the handling of customers at the end of their self-exclusion period, and agreed to pay £600,000 to the charity.Gamesys was reprimanded by the UKGC for failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations, and agreed to make a payment of £690,000 in lieu of a financial penalty. GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020last_img read more