Pool, tennis court, 3000-bottle wine cellar and plenty of rooms, is this a house or a resort?

first_img30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton. Martin Roller was living just a few doors around the corner when he spotted 30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton, for sale five years ago.At the time he was living in a three-level home on a 405sq m block.“It suited my life, not too much maintenance, no garden, a very sort of austere home,’’ he said.But after spotting a “for sale” sign on his morning walk down Windermere Rd his interest was piqued in the house at number 30. On another walk past the home that evening, he saw it was open for inspection and went in for a look around.“I thought, ‘wow, what a house’, but it was way too big just for my new partner and I, six bedrooms, 2000sq m, two levels, living areas everywhere, a 3000-bottle wine cellar. I thought ‘nice place but wrong guy’. Anyway, a month later I owned it,’’ he said.Mr Roller described it as having a very sophisticated style, and a very moody sort of colour and decor, which he said really resonated with them.30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton.“Every day we have enjoyed living there, when I come home from work it gives me a nice feeling knowing I am coming into my own little resort,” he said.“It is a beautiful home, from the moment you walk through the big stainless-steel gates.“I am a car dealer so there is plenty of room for cars, there is five cars I could park there, not that I own that many, the dealership does but I don’t.’’Mr Roller said he had started playing tennis again because of the access to the court.He loved the main living area where his two younger children could run around as it had become a hub for the family, and his favourite place to eat dinner was in the wine cellar, which seats eight.30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “I have had some cracking dinner parties in that wine cellar,’’ he said.The home has six bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is a championship-size tennis court and a swimming pool.There is ducted airconditioning, an intercom entry and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.It has a three-car garage and a two-car carport, as well as storage space.30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton.There are wooden floors, large sliding doors, high ceilings and multiple entertainment areas.The kitchen overlooks the living, dining and outside area. Glass stacker doors slide open from the living areas to the outside.The main bedroom has balcony access, a walk-in robe and an ensuite with twin vanities and stone benchtops.30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton.DETAILSSix bed, four bath, five carAgent: Dwight Ferguson Ray White AscotPrice: expressions of interest closing February 23last_img read more

Assistant coach Gerry McNamara fueled Andrew White to break his single-season 3-point record

first_img Published on March 15, 2017 at 11:10 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Comments Before transferring to Syracuse, Andrew White had rarely been in a practice gym with a shooter better than himself. The All-Big Ten honorable mention player shot 41.2 percent from behind the arc last season at Nebraska.His percentage dipped slightly in his lone season at Syracuse, but the quantity of his makes has increased. And when the ball swished through the net with 8:40 left in the Orange’s 90-77 win over North Carolina-Greensboro, White put himself atop SU’s record book for most 3-pointers in a season.White broke SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara’s record, which stood at 107. Throughout the year, the two have battled in shooting contests, pushing White to his record-setting season, which now sits at 109 deep balls. McNamara is one of the few people who has shot better than White in a competition.“I’m ashamed to say on camera, G-Mac has got me a lot in practice in competitive shooting,” White said. “… To have a coach in there 30-plus years old to beat you in shooting, that’s humbling. I think that’s helped me more than anything.”No. 1 seed SU (19-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) rode White’s 34 points to a 13-point victory over the No. 8 seed Spartans (25-10, 14-4 Southern) in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. White went 7-of-9 from behind the arc and finished with his second most points in a game this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the year, White and McNamara held a competition in which each had to make five straight 3-pointers from a spot on the floor before moving to the next location. White made 35 straight. McNamara made 41.“That was probably the most intense shooting competition I’ve ever done,” White said. “… To shoot 99 percent and lose, that’s tough.”Playing in front of Syracuse’s worst crowd of the season, 4,288, White’s smooth 3-point delivery was one of the only things that regularly lifted fans to their feet. He hit back-to-back 3s less than eight minutes in to push Syracuse’s lead from one to seven. When UNCG inched back within two points, White hit another.“Typical,” freshman forward Taurean Thompson said.Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorWhite’s next 3-pointer capped off a 12-0 SU run, which began when the Orange fell behind by one. All season long he’s been Syracuse’s go-to player and amid SU’s first win in a do-or-die situation, White once again rose to the occasion.“He’s shooting the ball,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “When he gets going like that, he doesn’t miss many.”After possessing a 10-point halftime lead, the Orange rolled to victory as UNCG never got closer than seven points in the second half. White was at the forefront of SU’s offensive attack as his teammates combined to shoot just 2-for-12 from behind the arc.Now that White has placed himself in Syracuse’s record books, his place among SU’s best shooters can be debated. Boeheim compared him to Demetris Nichols, who played from 2003-07 and made 100 long balls in his senior season. Like White’s, Nichols’ final season ended in the NIT.For the 16th time this season, White played the entire game. Without any eligibility beyond the Orange’s next loss, he knows his college career is winding down. And regardless of being in the wrong postseason event, he wants to end on a strong note, a note that’s been boosted by his competitions with McNamara.“This is my tournament,” White said. “That’s sad to say but it is so I’m going to make sure I come out here and give my best effort.”MORE COVERAGEGallery: Syracuse stiff-arms North Carolina-Greensboro, 90-77, in NIT openerWhat Syracuse players did during snowstorm StellaJim Boeheim on the NIT’s experimental rules: ‘It makes no sense’Syracuse fights off NCAA Tournament disappointment to beat UNC-Greensboro, 90-77, in NIT openerThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss takeaways from Syracuse’s 90-77 win over UNC-Greensborocenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Clippers miss chance to end series as Warriors take it to seventh game

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error OAKLAND — The Clippers on Thursday morning were in good spirits ahead of Game 6 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Considering what they have gone through the past few days, no thanks to the racist comments by now-banned team owner Donald Sterling, it was a cool scene as they joked with each other as well as reporters at the shootaround.Would it translate into a better performance than the one given by the Clippers this past Sunday in Game 4 at the same venue? After all, that 21-point loss came just a day after the Clippers were emotionally floored by the Sterling scandal.The Clippers looked real good for a few minutes, but on a night when Blake Griffin wasn’t Blake Griffin and Chris Paul wasn’t Chris Paul, the Warriors came through with a 100-99 victory before 19,596 extremely loud fans.The series is tied 3-3 and will head back to Los Angeles for Game 7 on Saturday. The Clippers shot just 36.8 percent from the field. The Warrior weren’t much better, shooting 39.3 percent.Curry led the Warriors with 24 points, but made just 9 of 24 shots. Andre Iguodala had 15 points and Draymond Green scored 14 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Golden State. Klay Thompson scored nine points on 3-of-11 shooting.“It wasn’t a very well-played game by either team going by the shooting percentages,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “But I thought both teams played extremely hard. “I honestly though they played — I don’t know if it was harder than us — I thought we played hard, but I did think that they won the 50-50 game in a big way.“We kind of closed the gap with offensive rebounds in the second half a little bit, but I think they ended up taking 15 more shots than us in the first half and we were still up three or four.”The Clippers led 51-48 at halftime, but the Warriors had 14 offensive rebounds by then to just five for L.A. Golden State finished with 18 offensive rebounds to 16 for the Clippers.“Every big rebound they got,” Rivers said. “We cut the lead to two and Harrison Barnes got an offensive rebound. So they made the big plays and i thought it was a game where neither team shot the free throws well, neither team shot the ball well. It was one of those hustle games.”Rivers said he was looking forward to Game 7.“It’s going to be great to be at home and we’ll be back at our safe haven,” he said.As for Warriors coach Mark Jackson, he liked the hustle Rivers talked about.“I thought everybody tonight was engaged, was involved,” Jackson said. “They made mistakes, but they battled.”Several players on both teams were in foul trouble. Redick also fouled out for the Clippers with about a minute to play. Golden State’s David Lee, who did a fine job defensively on Griffin, fouled out with 9:44 left in the game.center_img Griffin made just 5 of 20 shots from the field through three quarters. He did better in the fourth, making 3 of 4 to finish with 17 points on 8-of-24 shooting. Griffin fouled out with 2:31 to play. Paul scored just nine points on 3-of-10 shooting. He did have eight assists.Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 19 points and Matt Barnes had 18 points and 11 rebounds. His team trailing 100-96, Barnes made a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds to play. The Clippers fouled Golden State’s Stephen Curry with 0.4 seconds left. Curry missed the first one, then purposely missed the second, the Warriors batting the ball away from the Clippers to end the game and send the Warriors’ faithful into a frenzy.J.J. Redick contributed 15 points for the Clippers and DeAndre Jordan had nine points and 19 rebounds.last_img read more

Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms Celebrates 85 Years As A Family Owned Business

first_imgSubmitted by Ostrom’s Mushroom FarmsOlympia, WA – You can expect to see the familiar Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms trademark across the Puget Sound region throughout 2013 as the company thanks the public for helping it become one of the most successful family farms in the Pacific Northwest.Since its inception in 1928, Ostrom’s has been part of the fabric of the South Sound community. The company has grown with the region and now comprises over 300 growers, pickers and packers who produce high quality mushrooms for a loyal customer base that consumes over 17 million pounds of mushrooms a year.“Many of our friends and neighbors have struggled with this challenging economy, so we felt that the time was right to step up and do whatever we can to support the needs of our community,” explains David Knudsen, Ostrom’s CEO. “We are fortunate to have achieved some measure of success and we believe it is our responsibility to give back to the communities that have helped make that success possible.”Key community initiatives for Ostrom’s include the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia, the South Sound YMCA, and the Thurston County Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Additionally, Ostrom’s will partner with the Sounders Women soccer franchise to further educate our youth on the lifelong benefits of healthy eating habits.“We added support of the Sounders Women to our community involvement initiative because it provides a dynamic forum to reach young women during their critical formative years. The players have an enormously positive influence on their fans, many of whom embrace the Sounders as role models,” said Fletcher Street, Ostrom’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Of course, it’s no coincidence that these young women and their mothers are primary audiences for our marketing.”Research increasingly reveals why the humble mushroom is qualified to join the ranks of so-called superfoods, such as broccoli and blueberries. Numerous studies suggest that mushrooms may help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.“Mushrooms may seem plain, but they really are a superfood,” says dietician Dr. Sarah Schenker. “They contain virtually no fat, sugar or salt and are a valuable source of dietary fiber, as well as the five B vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6) and folate. They also contain the essential minerals potassium, copper, phosphorous and iron.Most significant among their mineral content is selenium, which you don’t find in many fruits and vegetables.”Ostrom’s is one of the first mushroom producers to introduce a Vitamin-D enhanced product. By briefly exposing the growing mushroom to UV light, the mushrooms generate significantly increased levels of Vitamin-D, just like a human when exposed to sunlight. This product is particularly suited to the people of the sun-starved Pacific Northwest.About Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms  (Scheduled tours are available)Ostrom Mushrooms is located at Mushroom Corner in Olympia, Washington. Family owned and operated since 1928, it is Washington’s choice for quality fresh mushrooms. The people of the Pacific Northwest eat over seventeen million pounds of Ostrom’s mushrooms every year. Ostrom’s team of over 300 growers, pickers and packers is dedicated to providing the best in quality and customer service. Ostrom’s is an industry leader in developing sustainable packaging from local sources that is made from 100% recycled materials and is recyclable. In addition, Ostrom’s was one of the first mushroom farms in the world to introduce Vitamin-D enhanced mushroom products. For more information on Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms, including an entertaining and informative video on their growing process, see: http://www.OstromMushrooms.com. Facebook44Tweet0Pin1last_img read more

Guyana Foundation facilitates training of 52 persons

first_imgSuicide preventionFifty-two participants have benefited from a training workshop in mental health recently held by the Guyana Foundation in collaboration with the William James College, a leader in educating the next generation of mental health professionals through its Counselling and Psychology graduate and undergraduate programmes.Sessions were held at the Sunrise Centre on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two; and entities represented at the workshop included the Public Health and Social Protection ministries, the New Opportunity Corps, Hope For All, Child Care and Protection Agency, the three major religious organisations in Guyana, the RichardA section of the participants at the workshop held on the Essequibo CoastFickal Police College, The Caribbean Voice, the newly formed Sunrise Support Group in Wakenaam and the Guyana Foundation. Besides representatives of the abovenamed entities, the workshop was attended by leaders of the Region Two community.The William James College is located in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. The Guyana Service Learning and Cultural Immersion Programme of the university is headed by Guyanese Dr Natalie Cort, who is an Assistant Professor there.The 3-day Suicide Gatekeepers Training focused on increasing the community leaders’ ability to effectively respond to, intervene, and give support to individuals who are suicidal. the workshop was conducted by six (6) Psychology and Mental Health Counselling graduate students, who provided the participants with extensive knowledge on suicide and major depression, which would enable them to intervene in situations where persons are at risk of committing suicide.In addition, the workshop did practical and effective problem-solving and engaged in stress management methods, which came from interpersonal psychotherapy for depression and from music therapy.The workshop also included mini-lectures, facilitated discussions, group work and expression arts’ activities, which boosted the level of interaction and participation among its members.At the end of the workshop, the participants expressed gratitude and appreciation in songs and speeches as they take their knowledge gained back to their communities and practice same in their personal lives.last_img read more

Kohli might break most batting records barring Tendulkar’s 200 Tests: Sehwag

first_imgVirat Kohli’s run-scoring feats ever since he made his debut in 2008 have been second to none and along the way he has broken a plethora of records, some of which were set by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar himself.Tendulkar’s opening partner Virender Sehwag feels Kohli has the capability to break most of his records except the 200 Tests record.”Everybody has this feeling that Virat Kohli will break all batting records. I have also said this many times that he is meant to break all records. Just one record which I feel won’t be broken is playing 200 Test matches, which Sachin Tendulkar has set. For that you need to play cricket for at least 24 years.”Barring that Kohli might break all the records. Another thing which everybody keeps saying is the lack of good quality bowlers that Kohli is facing now. Other batsmen are playing against the same kind of bowlers but they aren’t scoring as many runs.READ – Don’t like our batsmen, leave! Is Kohli too impulsive as a captain?”There is something special about him which is why he is scoring runs consistently. I have played with players like Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, Dravid. Even they had ups and downs in their careers. But Kohli hasn’t had that in his career till now,” Sehwag told AajTak.Sehwag’s former teammate Zaheer Khan concurs with his views but added that in terms of stats alone, Rohit Sharma is giving Kohli a run for his money and India is lucky to have two match-winners in limited-overs cricket.advertisementREAD – Virat Kohli turns 30: Another record-breaking year for India skipper”If you just look at the stats then Rohit’s record is quite similar to Kohli’s since he started opening in limited-overs cricket. India’s success is based on the top-three batsmen scoring runs. Kohli and Rohit have defined their own success with the bat by scoring runs consistently.”Then you have quality spinners and fast bowlers who get you the wickets regularly. All these factors have contributed in India’s success rate in the last few years. Indian team is fortunate to have two match-winners in Kohli and Rohit,” Zaheer added.The duo also spoke about the recent controversy surrounding Kohli and his leave India comment. But the matter has been blown out of proportion in media and social media, feels Sehwag.READ – Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record, becomes fastest to 10,000 ODI runs”Everybody has the right to speak. I have also been asked who my favourite player is and I have taken taken names like Roger Federer, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist. Fans have the right to choose their favourite players and so does Virat. Only the media blows up incidents like these and creates controversies,” Sehwag said.Zaheer meanwhile, said that Kohli was probably misunderstood the first time around which is why he had to clarify his point on Twitter after the controversy erupted.”Fans and Virat have equal freedom of speech. India is a democractic country and everybody has freedom of speech. Even the clarification Virat gave, it came because he wanted to clearly state his feelings on the matter,” Zak said.last_img read more

10 months agoPSG chief Henrique casts suspicion on Barcelona over Rabiot behaviour

first_imgPSG chief Henrique casts suspicion on Barcelona over Rabiot behaviourby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG chief Antero Henrique has hit out at Barcelona over their attempts to sign Adrien Rabiot.Rabiot has been banished to the stands for refusing to consider new contract talks at PSG, where his current deal expires in June.Henrique suspects the influence of Barca and snapped: “Mrs. Rabiot said that we had received an offer this summer. That’s right, a bid on August 29, twenty hours before the end of the transfer window. “It is then simple: Barcelona first had to reach an agreement with Rabiot before we were being talked to. And you also need to know that the Barcelona offer was ridiculous.”We, the club, were surprised by the low bid. It was disrespectful for someone with the status of Rabiot. I continue to emphasise: it is not possible to reach agreement within 24 hours on a player like Rabiot. It seems clear to me that Barcelona already had an agreement with Adrien. “I’m sure he has an agreement with another club anyway. Whether he can leave in the winter? He told me he does not want to stay.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart Calls Out Kyle Flood’s Decision To Switch Quarterbacks At Halftime

first_imgRutgers is in control of its season opener today, leading FCS Norfolk State 42-13 in the third quarter in Piscataway. It’s been a rough week for the Scarlet Knights, with five players arrested and later dismissed, and four more players suspended for the first half of today’s game. One of the players punished for the first half was quarterback Chris Laviano, who spent the entire off-season in a battle for the starting job with LSU transfer Hayden Rettig. Laviano’s suspension, for breaking curfew and using a fake ID, made Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood’s decision easy, as Rettig started this afternoon and played well in the first half. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score. Somewhat surprisingly, Flood elected to begin the second half with Laviano under center. It’s a choice that seems to indicate Laviano originally won the competition and Rettig only started because of circumstance. Or maybe Flood just wanted give both guys a shot. Whatever the reasoning, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart was not happy with the move.  hart tweetsTwitter/ @RyanHart13Hart played for the Scarlet Knights from 2002-05. During his senior season, Flood was an assistant under Greg Schiano. He subsequently tweeted that he still supported the embattled coach despite the decision, but he clearly did not approve of it.For what it’s worth, Laviano has connected with wide receiver Leonte Carroo for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. Looks like there could be a QB controversy in New Jersey.last_img read more

Priti Patel takes charge as first British Indian home secretary

first_imgLondon: Priti Patel, an ardent Brexiteer who was among the most vocal critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, took charge as Britain’s first Indian-origin home secretary as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top team on Thursday.She replaces Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid, who moves to the Treasury department as the first ethnic minority Chancellor of the Exchequer.”I will do everything in my power to keep our country safe, our people secure, and also to fight the scourge of crime that we see on our streets. I look forward to the challenges that now lie ahead,” Patel said, in reference to her new job at the helm of the UK Home Office. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsPatel had been a prominent member of the “Back Boris” campaign for the Conservative Party leadership and was widely tipped for the plum post in the prime minister’s frontline team.”It is important that the cabinet should represent modern Britain as well as a modern Conservative Party,” she said, hours before her appointment was announced on Wednesday.A long-standing Eurosceptic, Patel had steered the “Vote Leave” campaign in the lead-up to the June, 2016 referendum in favour of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU). Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe 47-year-old was first elected as a Conservative MP for Witham in Essex in 2010 and gained prominence in the then David Cameron-led Tory government as his Indian Diaspora Champion.She went on to be appointed to junior ministerial posts, treasury minister in 2014 and then employment minister after the 2015 general election, before May promoted her to the position of secretary of state in the Department for International Development (DfID) in 2016, until she was forced to quit the post in 2017. “With Boris Johnson leading the Conservative Party and as prime minister, the United Kingdom will have a leader who believes in Britain, will implement a new vision for the future of the country and a roadmap to move forward and thrive as a self-governing nation that re-establishes our ties with our friends and allies around the world such as India,” Patel told PTI after Johnson secured a landslide victory in the Tory leadership contest earlier this week.”He is committed to securing new and improved trading relationship with our friends in India and ensuring that the values we share — the rule of law, democracy, and dynamic entrepreneurial spirit — should be at the heart of one of our most important partners on the global stage,” Patel, who has been a champion of India-UK ties ever since her time as Indian Diaspora Champion, said.The Gujarati-origin politician, who is a prominent guest at all major Indian diaspora events in the UK, is seen as an avid supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the UK.As a member of the UK Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC), she was part of the team that recently released its damning report warning that the UK was falling behind in the race to engage with India at the end of a lengthy Global Britain and India parliamentary inquiry.”Our report calls for the government to look again at the relationship between the UK and India,” Patel said, in reference to the “Building Bridges: Reawakening UK-India ties” report released last month to mark the first-ever India Day in the UK Parliament.”This should be a special relationship based upon the living bridge between our two great countries and a partnership we should be nurturing. The report covers many of the missed opportunities where the UK should be proactively and bilaterally enhancing our ties. We are soon to have a new PM in the UK, which will provide a welcome change in how we engage with India’s re-elected PM Modi,” she said at the time.Patel once again returns as the seniormost British Indian member of the UK cabinet, having been forced to resign in November, 2017 as International Development secretary amid a scandal over allegedly failing to disclose meetings with officials in Israel without informing the UK Foreign Office.She had maintained that it was a private visit and Johnson, then the UK foreign secretary, spoke out to back her.Describing Patel as a “good friend” with whom he worked closely together for Global Britain, he had said it was “quite right that she meets with people and organisations overseas”.But Patel was effectively sacked by May, forcing her to the Parliament backbenches, from where she continued to voice her criticism of May’s Brexit plan.She was among the rebel Tory MPs who consistently voted against the former prime minister’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU as a “bad deal for Britain”, which ultimately sealed May’s term at the top post.last_img read more