Amazing transformation: This is what a home renovation that took 37 years looks like

first_imgRestumping and laying the cement slab during the renovation of 64 Philip St, Hawthorne. Pic supplied. The major renovation happened in 2004, when the kitchen was converted into the main bedroom, a new kitchen was created as part of a back extension and a large, back deck added on.“That was the most exciting thing because we weren’t doing it ourselves,” Mrs Roebig said.“To see some professionals come in and renovate was just awesome!” The master bedroom in the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.This leads to the living and dining area, which is an open-plan space backing on to a wide-set deck.The new kitchen comes with a double sink, rangehood, gas cooking, dishwasher and island bar topped with white stone. The hallway in the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.The Roebigs have decided it’s time for a tree change, and another — less intensive — renovation project now awaits them in Boonah.“It’s a very hard decision to leave,” Mrs Roebig said.“The house has been such a big part of our life, and for all of our family, no matter how horrible it was.” The front of the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, before it was renovated. Pic supplied. “That’s been our family joke.“If only dad was around to see it now!” The front veranda of the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.The downstairs living room comes with its own kitchenette, patio and bathroom — doubling as a guest or teenage retreat. Other features include polished timber floors, high pressed metal ceilings and wide archways. The kitchen in the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, before it was renovated. Pic supplied. The back of the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.Gradually, over the years, the renovation process became more involved.The house was restumped and re-roofed and a concrete slab laid downstairs to create two levels.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“We dug out instead of raising the house because of the fireplace,” Mrs Roebig said.“We weren’t game to touch it.” MORE: Historic home set for hammer Inside the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.The property is for sale through Shannon Harvey of Place – Bulimba.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 4 years for major reno plus bits and pieces over 33 yearsTotal spend: Over $1mEnd valuation: $1.5m – $2m The backyard at the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.The end result is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom classic beauty with city views.As you enter the house, a formal lounge awaits, featuring one side of an original double-sided fireplace, with the other side in the master bedroom. Terry and Helen Roebig at the house they have spent 37 years renovating. Picture: Peter Wallis.HER father told her to burn the house rather than buy it, but Helen Roebig still thinks it’s the best $30,000 she ever spent.It was 1981 and high school sweethearts, Helen and her husband, Terry, were newly married and hunting for their first home when a rundown, two-bedroom cottage at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne became available.“My dad said; ‘Oh love, yes, buy it and put a match to it, will you?” Mrs Roebig said. RELATED: Reno magic – Manhattan in Ascot The front of the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.Built around 1910, the original house was in bad shape when the Roebigs bought it.“We had friends who were renting the house and we used to go there for dinner and sit around the fire,” Mrs Roebig said.”One day they said the house was up for sale through a deceased estate and I said we wanted an old Queenslander.“It had such an ugly facade, but when I went inside to the heart of the place and saw the veranda, then I could just see it.“It all became a picture for me and all that ugliness was just superficial, so we went ahead and bought the house for $30,000.” The front of the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.Mrs Roebig said her husband worked seven days a week, so they would work on the house together at night.“We filled a tip truck three times on the first weekend,” she said.“I started taking skirting board off the walls and I’d find there was VJ panelling underneath. so I’d take a piece off and that night, my husband would come home and take more off and there would be a big pile of it in the morning.“They’d cladded over everything — it was horrible.”Everything was painted in Mission Brown, which was the colour of choice in the 1970s and 1980s. The view from the deck of the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated.Two of the four bedrooms have direct access to bathrooms and walk-in robes, while a fifth room can double as a study or guest stay. Downstairs, there’s a rumpus room, a work shop, a home business, a storage space and a separate living area. The kitchen and dining area of the house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, after it was renovated. The kitchen and dining area after it was renovated.In recent years, they connected the downstairs level with the upstairs by installing internal stairs and put in a new front veranda.“We’ve been renovating for 37 years, bit by bit, because we’ve done most of it ourselves,” Mrs Roebig said. The house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, before it was renovated. Pic supplied. The house at 64 Philip St, Hawthorne, before it was renovated. Pic supplied.last_img read more

Explosion and fire injures two in Petronas’ Pengerang complex

first_imgA fire and explosion took place at on Friday, April 12, at the oil and gas Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) in Johor, Malaysia.According to media reports, two men were injured after a fire and explosion occurred in the early hours of the morning at Petronas’ Pengarang complex.The Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) is a megaproject development in Pengerang, Malaysia, which spans over an area of 80 square kilometers and houses oil refineries, petrochemical plants, LNG terminal, and a regasification plant.The incident occurred at 1:25 AM at the complex but was contained within 30 minutes. The Star reported that the two injured men worked as security guards at the site. Media reports suggested that the explosion was started by a leaking gas tank while Malaysian news agency Bernama stated that more than ten houses near Pengerang were damaged.Petronas confirmed that the incident occurred via social media later in the day and stated that the situation was under control and that all relevant authorities were informed.Local police added in a statement that Petronas’ emergency response team doused the fire at 2:15 AM using five Fire and Rescue Department vehicles and 30 officers.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 23

first_imgMach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 785; 2. Kaytee DeVries, Spen­cer, Iowa, 738; 3. R.J. Esqueda, Granada, Minn., 713; 4. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 710; 5. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 705; 6. Jaedon Erickson, Welcome, Minn., 696; 7. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 690; 8. Ted Trumbo, Saint Francis, Kan., 603; 9. Gilbert Aldape, Sioux City, Iowa, 582; 10. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 573; 11. Jack Bransom, Bur­leson, Texas, 549; 12. William Millard, Dolores, Colo., and Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., both 526; 14. Justin Dose, Biscay, Minn., 514; 15. Anthony Clark, Omaha, Neb., 502; 16. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 493; 17. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 479; 18. Jim Klokke, Farmington, N.M., 478; 19. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 474; 20. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 473. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 709; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 544; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 531; 4. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 526; 5. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 518; 6. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 511; 7. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 506; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 478; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 438; 10. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 402; 11. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 393; 12. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 382; 13. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 374; 14. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 370; 15. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 364; 16. Kyle Keen, Carlisle, Pa., 362; 17. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 359; 18. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 351; 19. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 349; 20. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 335. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., and Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., both 781; 3. Tom Berry, Newburg, N.D., 779; 4. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 775; 5. Jeff Larson (B1), Freeport, Ill., 774; 6. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 756; 7. Tony Leiker, Gillette, Wy., and Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., both 752; 9. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 751; 10. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 750; 11. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 740; 12. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 734; 13. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 732; 14. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 728; 15. Bart Taylor, Sheridan, Wy., 722; 16. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 717; 17. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 711; 18. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 710; 19. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., both 705.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 795; 2. Doug Smith, Lake City, Iowa, and Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, both 786; 4. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 780; 5. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 765; 6. Tyler Soppe, Dubuque, Iowa, 755; 7. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 737; 8. Gage Neal, Anamosa, Iowa, 732; 9. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 726; 10. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 721; 11. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 717; 12. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 716; 13. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 712; 14. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 703; 15. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., and Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., both 699; 17. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 694; 18. Chance Huston, East Moline, Ill., 691; 19. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 684; 20. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 683.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 794; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 721; 3. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 700; 4. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 637; 5. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 599; 6. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 598; 7. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 564; 8. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 562; 9. Jer­rett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 532; 10. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, and Tim Ihnen, Cortez, Colo., both 513; 12. Billy J. Gould, Kingwood, Texas, 511; 13. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 491; 14. Steve Blair, Cortez, Colo., 475; 15. Gary Fox, Fort Worth, Texas, 473; 16. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 463; 17. Brooklynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 459; 18. Jason Hubbert, Bel­ton, Texas, 439; 19. Tate Butler, Yukon, Okla., 438; 20. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 430.  IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 782; 2. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 777; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 771; 4. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Ja­son Duggins, Farmington, N.M., both 767; 6. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 763; 7. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 759; 8. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 757; 9. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 739; 10. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 738; 11. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley, Iowa, 676; 12. Jason Fusselman, Avoca, Iowa, 675; 13. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., 668; 14. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 658; 15. Solomon Bennett, Minburn, Iowa, 651; 16. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 647; 17. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton, Iowa, and Larry Rust, La Plata, N.M., both 630; 19. Blake Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 621; 20. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 620.center_img IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 769; 2. Logan Duffy, Independ­ence, Iowa, 742; 3. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 630; 4. Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, 561; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 553; 6. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 543; 7. Colton Leal, Dubuque, Iowa, 531; 8. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 515; 9. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 504; 10. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 499; 11. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 498; 12. Nel­son Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 496; 13. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., and Robert Osborne, Nor­folk, Neb., both 490; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 489; 16. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 466; 17. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 426; 18. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 419; 19. Jeff A. Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 409; 20. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 404. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Michael Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 792; 2. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 783; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 779; 4. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 767; 5. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 745; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 738; 7. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 733; 8. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 724; 9. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 718; 10. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 717; 11. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn., 701; 12. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 700; 13. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 685; 14. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 677; 15. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 675; 16. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 669; 17. Darryl Campbell, Everman, Texas, 666; 18. Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa, 662; 19. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 660; 20. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 655. Junior National Champion – 1. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Dallon Murty, Chel­sea, Iowa, both 767;3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 747; 4. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 742; 5. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 703; 6. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 700; 7. Jay­den Larson, Mankato, Minn., and Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., both 658; 9. Blake Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 621; 10. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 620; 11. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 618; 12. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., 611; 13. Cade Rich­ards, Lincoln, Neb., 600; 14. Jackson Harpole, Farmington, N.M., 599; 15. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 598; 16. Dennis Cosens, Ment­more, N.M., 573; 17. Ashton Wilkey, Batesville, Ark., 555; 18. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 549; 19. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 547; 20. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 546. Lady Eagle – 1. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 738; 2. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 683; 3. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 670; 4. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 669; 5. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 668; 6. Kenzie Ritter, Keystone, Iowa, 530; 7. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 526; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 513; 9. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 474; 10. Brook­lynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 459; 11. Hannah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 423; 12. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 422; 13. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn., 411; 14. Allison Morris, Taylor, Texas, 407; 15. Torey Fischer, West Fargo, N.D., 400; 16. Stephanie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 395; 17. Megan Hatley, Newark, Texas, 393; 18. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 384; 19. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 364; 20. Amanda Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., and Hannah Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, both 328.last_img read more

Cardiff stun City

first_imgFraizer Campbell scored two late goals as Cardiff marked their first Premier League home game with a famous 3-2 victory over Manchester City. Alvaro Negredo got his first goal for City in stoppage time, but it was too little, too late. Few had given last season’s Championship winners any hope of getting a result after City had opened their campaign so impressively against Newcastle. But Malky Mackay’s men worked tirelessly to deny their big-spending visitors the space to work their magic and they ended the game as deserving winners. Prior to kick-off a section of the Welsh club’s fans had walked through the city to express opposition to the changing of the club’s kit from blue to red but, come the final whistle, fans wearing both colours joined in euphoric celebrations. For Pellegrini, there was a reminder that his will not be an easy task, and this poor display means they remain without a win from three Premier League visits to south Wales. Indeed, they never allowed their visitors to settle, with Joleon Lescott and Javi Garcia showing particular discomfort against Campbell’s pace. Cardiff could have led after just 30 seconds. David Silva and Gael Clichy stood off Craig Bellamy and Lescott missed the Welshman’s ball into the box. It eventually fell to Campbell, who went down as Fernandinho closed in, but the appeals were waved away by Lee Probert. Edin Dzeko appeared to have put Manuel Pellegrini’s side on course for the three points when his superb strike gave City the lead early in the second half. But Cardiff hit back when Aron Gunnarsson tucked home from close range just before the hour, before Campbell twice headed home from corners to spark scenes of delirium at Cardiff City Stadium. Press Association Lescott was all at see again a few minutes later. The defender was robbed off possession by Gary Medel and then needlessly fouled Kim Bo-kyung to give Peter Whittingham a free-kick which he fired just wide. Whittingham then picked out Steven Caulker from a set-piece to force Joe Hart into a save, although the flag was up for offside. Cardiff’s tigerish snapping and harrying meant City could not find their stride and it took 20 minutes for them to unlock the home defence, but Andrew Taylor was on hand to clear from Silva’s astute ball across the six-yard box. Dzeko should have given them the lead just before the half hour but failed to control Yaya Toure’s excellent threaded pass. David Marshall held an ambitious effort from Silva, before Ben Turner blocked brilliantly as Toure fired at goal as City steadily assumed control. But Pellegrini’s men should have trailed at the interval. Campbell escaped the attentions of Garcia and Lescott far too easily from Gunnarsson’s lofted pass, but could not get a shot away cleanly, and seconds later Garcia’s woeful header forced Hart to intervene. Cardiff looked as though they would rue those missed opportunities when City took the lead just six minutes into the second half. Toure found Aguero and the Argentinian’s lovely lay-off set-up Dzeko to blast a strike beyond Marshall’s despairing dive. Cardiff refused to crumble and hit back eight minutes later. Clichy gave Kim far too much room on the right of the area and, although Hart saved from Campbell, he could do little to prevent Gunnarsson firing home the rebound. City pressed and pressed in an effort to restore their advantage but were met by stern resistance as Silva was crowded out before firing over, and Caulker blocked an Aguero strike. The rearguard effort gained its reward with 11 minutes to go, Whittingham swung over a pinpoint corner and Campbell snuck away from Pablo Zabaleta at the far post to nod in. The former Manchester United and Sunderland striker then completed the job with five minutes to go as he again escaped Zabaleta to find the net and write his name into Cardiff history. Negredo pulled one back but it was not enough. last_img read more

Sahara Group Staff Target Gold Medals at 3rd Edition of …

first_imgSpeaking on what inspired the games, Bethel Obioma, Head Corporate Communications said: “Team work, excellence, tenacity and integrity are some of the most critical qualities needed for success in any competitive sport. They also happen to be at the core of Sahara’s work ethic whether individually and as a collective organization. Essentially the Saharalympics is easily one of the fullest and most vibrant expressions of who we are as an organization.”This year, there are over 20 gender inclusive games and competitions including relay races, 100m, 200m and 400m sprints, football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, scrabble, chess, potato sack race, tug of war, treasure hunt and the Egg & Spoon race.Obioma added: “The Saharalympics is certainly very competitive. Whilst there are activities which demand extreme mental and physical commitment we have also added events like the Egg & Spoon and Potato Sack race as well as the treasure hunt because we relish the lighter, more hilarious moments that accentuate the fun but intensely competitive spirit of the day.”Several companies of the conglomerate will compete against each other in a bid to rack up the highest number of gold medals and best 2016 records. The companies include Asharami Synergy (Downstream Division), Asharami Energy (Upstream Division), Sahara Power Group, Egbin Power Plc., Ikeja Electric and First Independent Power Limited(all of the Power Division, Centrum, SIVC and CVL (Infrastructure Division) and Sahara Group Ltd- the organisation’s innovation and strategy nerve centre.Speaking further, Obioma said “the beauty of bringing all the companies together for this special day is that each one of them has a unique character as an entity. Each has its own colours, cheer leading squad and lingua franca. The harmonizing factor of the day is the fun we derive in our camaraderie and the pride we take in knowing that while we are fiercely competitive and daring with our sublime skills, we always play fair and square knowing full well that ultimately, we are all winners.”One of the highlights of the biennial event is the novelty football match which usually occurs towards the end of the event. It is the one event that cuts across the spectrum by bringing men and women employed at all levels of the organization and across every border of operation and business affairs.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leading International Energy and Infrastructure Conglomerate, Sahara Group has raised the performance bar a notch higher as staff from its various locations across the globe gather in Lagos, Nigeria to trade tackles and light up the tracks at the third edition of the Saharalympics.At the stroke of 8 a.m on Saturday, September 29, 2018, the band will strike the opening chord, 100 pairs of training shoes will ground stomp in unison and the march past will begin, signaling the official start of the biennial games at the Campos Square Mini Stadium, Igbosere, Lagos.Conceived in 2014 to serve as a rallying platform and celebration of Sahara’s diversity, the event represents the energy giant’s commitment to excellence, team work, integrity and professionalism.last_img read more

Rivers United Declares Ojobo AWOL, Suspends Three Others

first_imgRivers United FC has declared right back, Markson Ojobo Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) after the player absconded from the club’s camp.According to the Media Officer/Director of Communications of Rivers United FC, Sammy Wejinya, Ojobo was expected to have resumed officially with the club on June 28, 2018 following the brief 2018 FIFA World Cup break.“He has however failed to resume and his whereabouts remain unknown to the club,” Wejinya noted yesterday. In a similar vein, the club has suspended three other players, indefinitely for absenteeism. The affected players include; Olalekan Gabriel, Morris Enete and Rolland Koffi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

Arizona’s Akinjo immediately eligible after waiver

first_img Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 12:18 IST Arizona’s Akinjo Immediately Eligible After Waiver Arizona guard James Akinjo has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will immediately be eligible after transferring from Georgetown. SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTcenter_img FOLLOW US First Published: 2nd September, 2020 12:17 IST Arizona guard James Akinjo has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will immediately be eligible after transferring from Georgetown.The decision announced Tuesday gives Akinjo two years of eligibility left.A 6-foot guard, Akinjo was the Big East freshman of the year in 2018-19 after averaging 13.4 points and 5.2 assists. Akinjo appeared in seven games for the Hoyas last season before opting to transfer.The Oakland, California, native arrived in Tucson last spring and was able to practice with the Wildcats.Akinjo could play a key role on a team that lost three freshmen who declared early for the NBA draft.(Image Credit Pixabay) Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Betway offers 3/1 on Crouch celebrating 100th goal with Robot

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Betway has offered odds of 3/1 on Peter Crouch reproducing the iconic ‘Robot’ dance celebration when he scores his 100th Premier League goal.Last week, the 42-times capped England international scored his 36th Premier League goal for Stoke City, and his 99th in total, to move just one short of joining the illustrious 100 club.More than a decade on from debuting the ‘Robot’ in an England friendly against Hungary, Crouch is 3/1 to repeat the celebration when he reaches the landmark.The striker is 100/30 to score the goal against Manchester United tomorrow, 5/1 to get it against Everton on 1 February and 2/1 to draw a blank in Stoke’s next five league games. He is 6/4 to reach 100 with his 49th headed goal.Alan Alger, PR Manager for Betway, said: “It seems like Peter Crouch has been around forever and his determination to play at the top level deserves to be rewarded. He’s clearly a tricky man to defend against and poses an obvious aerial threat.“At 6/4, we think the big man is most likely to score his 100th Premier League goal with his head. To mark the occasion, he could well treat us all to a rendition of the robot, which we price up at 3/1.”In addition to the 36 Premier League goals for Stoke, Crouch has scored 22 for Liverpool, 12 for Tottenham, 12 for Southampton, 11 for Portsmouth and six for Aston Villa.last_img read more

Diversified Kambi delivers on 2019 growth

first_img Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi Group Plc has reported a strong close to 2019 trading, which has been driven by a significant increase in partner wagering volumes recorded across its commercial pipeline.Publishing its full-year 2019 accounts, Kambi posted another consecutive quarter of double-digit growth by recording Q4 2019 group revenues of €27m (Q42018: €22m). Meanwhile, its full-year 2019 revenues have also shown an increase of 21% to €92m (FY2018: €76m).Maintaining its strong revenue performance, supported by an operating margin of 23%, Kambi has declared Q4 2019 operating profits of €6.2m (Q42018: €4.2m), resulting in a 16% increase in full-year group EBIT of €14.7 million (FY2018: €12.7m).Updating investors, Kambi Group CEO Kristian Nylén commented: “I’m delighted to report another strong quarter for Kambi, which rounds off a year in which annual revenues grew by more than 20% and operator turnover by more than a third. 2019 was another great year for Kambi, as we continued to build out a fantastic sports betting product, expanded into multiple new markets, and signed six new partners, all of which leaves us in a great place for 2020.”Closing 2019 accounts, Kambi governance has declared a profit after tax of €10.4m, as the Stockholm enterprise maintains an operating cash-flow of €8.6m.Detailing corporate highlights, Kambi governance has pointed to executing effective new partner launches throughout 2019 to boost its commercial pipeline and diversify its market make-up.In Europe, Kambi delivered on its key retail project for ATG Sweden by upgrading the Swedish state-owned operator’s retail betting systems across its 2,000-shop portfolio.Meanwhile, within the US Kambi has also secured a number of ‘market firsts’, including helping partner Rush Street Interactive take the first legal sports betting wagers in the states of Pennsylvania and New York.Of note, Kambi has detailed that it has fulfilled a key corporate initiative during 2019 by ‘diversifying geographical make-up’ away from saturated European markets, with the US partners contributing 37% of group revenues (Europe 61%).Nylén added: “The evolving nature of the sports betting industry means there will always be challenges to overcome but I know we have built a robust business with the capability and strength to withstand these pressures.“We operate in a fast-growing market, one which continues to embrace regulation and will, therefore, present Kambi and our partners with exciting opportunities for many years to come. Be in no doubt Kambi is well positioned both in the US and globally and I look forward to a prosperous 2020.”last_img read more

Liverpool players to receive gold plated iPhones

first_imgThe Liverpool side under Jurgen Klopp has seen a massive improvement and are now the kings of Europe. Along with winning their sixth UEFA Champions League title, they finished a close second behind in the Premier League title race.After their 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitano in the UCL final, the Liverpool players will be given a customised 24k gold plated iPhone X each, a worthy gift for their exploits.The Reds were no pushovers in the PL title race as well, as they went toe to toe with City and achieved what was the best second-place finish in the history of the league.Klopp’s men will now enjoy a brief break from the sport before returning for the pre-season and prepare for another title push, along with the defence of their UCL title.last_img