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Amaroo is a masterpiece inspired by the home of Jennifer Hawkins

first_imgAmaroo at Bardon will hit the market on February 15.The home of celebrity couple Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall was the inspiration behind a new-build at Bardon. Amaroo at Bardon is a masterpiece.The three-level home will hit the market today and features a six-car basement, pool, plenty of storage and a mudroom. It has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a library, media room and study decks.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMrs Attwood said the home was a pleasure to live in. “The quiet colour pallet and use of materials (mostly timber, concrete and tile) have come together better than we could have hoped. We love it,” she said. “There is a seamless integration between indoors and outdoors. The home is resort-like, calm, with an abundance of natural light.” She said the home would be ideal for a family with young or teenage children. Jim Attwood from Divine Renovations The couple purchased the property in July 2018 where there was a brick duplex on the site. “We were looking for a site we could demolish for a new build,” Mrs Attwood said.“We already lived close by and loved the area. The location appealed because it’s moments from some for the best inner city schools and only 10 minutes from the city. “Rainworth State School and Stuartholme are walking distance. Paddington and Bardon cafes as well as the beautiful Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and Slaughter Falls are also close by. “The site has an elevated aspect. The street is family friendly and quiet so our kids enjoy riding their scooters freely.” The stone staircase and pool area in the model pair’s $20 million Sydney mansion are major features and were designed by architect Koichi Takada. center_img Amaroo at Bardon is on the market.Brisbane couple Amanda and Jim Attwood, from Divine Renovations, have worked hard to create their own masterpiece, known as Amaroo, which they share with their three primary school aged daughters Eve, Bonnie and Frankie, and cavoodle Alfie.Mrs Attwood said using the stone in the stairs and pool was the starting point and first design decision for their Bardon home. The stone is from Eco Outdoor and called Crackenback. Amaroo (means ‘beautiful place’ in some indigenous dialects) Developer: Divine Renovations Address: 38 Eastment St, Bardon Price: EOI via Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm. Phone 0416 476 480 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:05Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to pick an up and coming suburb02:06last_img read more

Building labelled as NZ’s first sex hotel

first_imgNZ Herald 14 Nov 2012Opponents of the Chow Brothers’ resource consent bid for a 15-storey brothel and hotel building in the Auckland CBD say it could become New Zealand’s first sex hotel and a drawcard for overseas and out-of-town sex buyers. At the hearing of the building consent application yesterday, Denise Ritchie, of the Stop Demand Foundation, said the size of the brothel was “news” to her. Auckland Council planners had recommended approval for the building based on brothel activities being located over 1.5 floors, with 13 brothel rooms on the third floor and a brothel entertainment area on the ground mezzanine. However, the Herald yesterday reported the architect saying accommodation for the brothel would be located on the third and fourth floors and the first and second floors were to be occupied by a strip club. From the fifth to the eighth floor would be hotel rooms, then two levels of offices and on the 11th and 12th floors a bar. Hearing commissioners’ panel chairman David Kirkpatrick confirmed the plans earlier shown for the building showed only the third floor as a brothel and the fourth as for the hotel.….Ms Ritchie expressed concern that hotel rooms as non-permanent accommodation were defined by the council as including any services and amenities provided on site for the normal use of patrons. “Given that there is a brothel and that’s providing services, are we to take it that this is a sex-on-site hotel and, if so, is it fair that we see this as a commercial sex hotel as distinct from a hotel where you would have families coming to stay?”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10847247last_img read more

Saint Martin’s to Host GNAC Basketball Tournament; Saint’s Women’s Basketball Team…

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySt. Martin’s Women’s Basketball team is set to play Wednesday, March 5, as the Saints host the GNAC Championship Tournament.Basketball teams from throughout the Northwest will convene at Marcus Pavilion Wednesday, March 5, as Saint Martin’s University hosts the 2014 Great Northwest Athletic Conference(GNAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship tournament. The University expects thousands of fans to attend the tournament, taking place at the home of the Saints for the third consecutive year.The Saint Martin’s women’s basketball team will also take to the hardwood during the 2014 GNAC tournament, marking the first time a Saint Martin’s team has competed in the tournament since 2011.“We are very proud to be represented by our women’s basketball team this year,” says Bob Grisham, athletics director for the University. “The Saint Martin’s community is additionally excited about extending a welcome to all of these talented athletes and supporters to our Lacey campus.”The tournament will be held Wednesday through Saturday, March 8, at Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. Online tickets will be available at a discounted price until Tuesday, March 5, at 11:50 p.m., at Eventbrite.Please note there will be no pass lists and Saint Martin’s University season tickets will not be valid for the GNAC tournament.Tournament passes are available online for $48 (reserved seating), $32 (general admission) and $16 (student/youth and seniors).  Single session tickets are $12 (reserved seating), $8 (general admission) and $4 (student/youth and seniors).Ticket prices at the door are $55 (reserved seating), $40 (general admission) and $20 (student/youth and seniors).  Single session tickets at the door are $15 (reserved seating), $10 (general admission) and $6 (student/youth and seniors).There are two sessions on Wednesday.  The Pavilion will be emptied between sessions and a separate ticket will be required for the evening session.  There is just one session each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.The first session on Wednesday begins with men’s first-round games at noon and at 2:15 p.m.  The noon game will match the No. 3 and No. 6 seeds, while the 2:15 p.m. game will send the No. 5 seed against the No. 4 seed.The second session will feature the women’s first-round games at 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  The 5:15 p.m. game will match the No. 3 and No. 6 seeds, while the 7:30 p.m. game will send the No. 5 seed against the No. 4 seed.The men’s semifinal games will be played Thursday at 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively, and the women’s semifinals will be played at the same times on Friday.Saturday’s championship games will feature the men at 5:15 p.m. and the women at 7:30 p.m.All 10 tournament games will be available online on GNACTV (www.gnacsports.com).  The games will not be televised.The winners of the tournament earn automatic berths in the NCAA Men’s and Women’s West Regional tournaments (March 14-17).The NCAA will announce the eight qualifiers and pairings for the regional tournaments on Sunday, March 9 on ncaa.com.  The women’s show will be at 7 p.m. Pacific followed by the men’s show at 7:30.The regional winners advance to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.The men’s Elite 8 will be played March 26-29 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.  The women’s Elite 8 is scheduled for March 25-28 at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa.Complete details regarding the tournament, including ticket and bracket information, can be found on the GNAC website. Free parking is available in the parking lots surrounding Marcus Pavilion.last_img read more

Nuttiness Abounds with Studio West’s 10th Anniversary of The Nutcracker

first_imgFacebook20Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Studio West Dance TheatreStudio West Dance Theatre celebrates their 10th anniversary production of The Nutcracker with an eight-show run on December 9 – 16, 2018 at the beautiful Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. This favorite holiday tradition promises to be even more spectacular this year with additional festivities planned to commemorate this special milestone.Photo courtesy: Studio West Dance Theatre“We have artistic staff and performers who have been part of The Nutcracker since our inaugural show in 2009. We are at once excited, sentimental, and so proud to see how far our company has come in such a short time.” shares Stephanie Wood-Ennett, co-director of Studio West Dance Theatre (SWDT). “I’ve performed, choreographed, or produced The Nutcracker production for over 25 years with local and professional ballet companies, and you would think the Nutcracker would be old news to me, but there’s something that I can’t explain about experiencing the Nutcracker every year, and through the eyes of all of our bright and motivated dancers. When I’m in rehearsals with the dancers and when I see it all come together on stage, this is when I love the Nutcracker the most. It’s their energy, their eagerness, and excitement that reminds me of why we began our productions 10 years ago.”Two talented dancers who are stepping into the principal roles of Sugar Plum and Cavalier for the first time are Hannah Smith and Cole McMason. Stephanie shares “In ballet, dancers constantly strive to improve their performance quality every time they step into the studio or on the stage, and I’m continually inspired by the growth in technique and artistry of our dancers. The choreography of the Sugar Plum and Cavalier roles are the same as that performed by professional dance companies from across the world, and our dancers step into these advanced roles beautifully.” Hannah shares the Sugar Plum role with Abigail Bunn, who is reprising this role for the second year. Cole will be performing as Cavalier for the Sunday December 9th and Monday December 10th shows. Also returning to the stage will be Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Joshua Grant, who will don the role of Cavalier for the remaining performances.Photo courtesy: Studio West Dance TheatreStudio West will debut a one-night-only performance of The Nutty-Cracker on Thursday December 13th, an off-the-wall take on the classic Nutcracker, with some super nutty twists and turns. Mary Cecelia Piper, co-director of SWDT, shares “We have such a wonderful community of supporters. We are dedicating the Nutty-Cracker performance to our dancers, families, and patrons who’ve allowed us to be a part of their lives all these years. The Nutty-Cracker stays true to the story and choreography that everyone knows and loves, but we get to infuse it with our own sense of humor. You can’t take life too seriously. We can’t give away much but I will share that our long time patrons will catch character cameos from each of our previous productions.”Whether audience members attend the Nutty-Cracker or one of the seven traditional Nutcrackers this year, they will feel the magic right as they step into the theater lobby, with new elaborate decorations providing a magical backdrop for fun photo ops. Also set in the theater lobby is Clara’s Nutcracker Party, for patrons 3 years and up, before each matinee. Partygoers enjoy their own party with Clara before the curtain opens on the main stage, with special holiday keepsakes, refreshments, a reading of the Nutcracker story, and mingling with characters from the ballet.Tickets for the Nutcracker at the Kenneth J. Minnaert  range in price from $17-$26, with special half price youth tickets of $8.50 for the Monday 12/10 evening performance. Tickets for Clara’s Winter Wonderland party are $12. A $3 Washington Center service fee is added to each ticket purchase. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 360.753.8586 or online at The Washington Center .last_img read more

Leafs embark on three-game road swing; hoping to have Dylan Williamson in lineup

first_imgHot meals will be replaced by sandwiches as the Nelson Leafs embark on a road trip that sees the KIJHL franchise log more than 1300 kilometres in four days.And Leaf coach Dave McLellan wouldn’t have it any other way.After spending the first six weeks of the season within minutes of the Heritage City, the Leafs travel to 100 Mile House Friday to open a three-game trek through the Doug Birks Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.“For us this is the first significant travel we’ve done this season,” said McLellan.“This will get us a chance to do some team building.”“For the past month we’ve practiced with each other but the four-day trip will give us a chance to get to know each other,” McLellan added.First stop on the northern tour is Kamloops, which will serve as a hub for the Leafs Thursday and after returning from the game in 100 Mile House Friday.The Leafs will then travel to Revelstoke and Sicamous to conclude the trip Saturday and Sunday afternoon.McLellan continues to ride Soles in goalLook for Leafs netminder Brett Soles to get most of the work this weekend. McLellan is sticking to his coaching philosophy the team needs to have a number one goalie, and currently with a second-place spot in the top KIJHL goalie race, Soles is the man.Soles has registered a 1.96 goals against average in seven games and is a winner in five of those games.Back up netminder Adam Maida should see action in at least one of the three games.Nelson, 7-2-2-1, enters the weekend holding a four-point lead in Murdoch standings over Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Andrews on the shelf with upper body injuryMcLellan is taking 21 players on the trip this weekend. However, one player not making it into the lineup is hard-hitting Blair Andrews.The Calgary native has an upper body injury that will keep him off the ice for at least another two weeks. He came to the Leafs with great fanfare but Dylan Willamson has spent the past two weeks cooling his jets as BC Hockey sorts out whether the Calgary native can be a part of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Nelson Leafs or head back to Alberta to continue his hockey career.“I’m pretty sure he’ll be in the lineup this weekend,” Leaf coach Dave McLellan said minutes after boarding a bus Thursday for Kamloops.“I’m 100 percent sure he’ll be approved to play this weekend but the final decision is one that has to be made by BC Hockey.”McLellan has been busy for the past week trying to get 16-year-old Williamson on the Leafs’ roster.The problem is Williamson’s age.As a 16-year-old the 6-foot, 160-pound forward can only play in his home province unless he has residency in BC.But with Williamson’s mother having property in BC, that residency rule is lifted allowing the Prince Albert Raiders recruit to suit up for the Leafs.Williamson was re-assigned to Nelson from Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.Heis the second player sent to the Leafs by Prince Albert GM Bruno Campese.Earlier this season, towering defenceman Cody Paivarinta was sent to Nelson to develop for another shot at the WHL. The Abbotsford native has five points in 10 games with Nelson.Williamson, who dressed for five exhibition games for Prince Albert, played last season for the Pursuit of Excellence U18 squad last season, finishing the season with 53 points.Leafs get first taste of life on the road with three gameslast_img read more

2018 Fort Wayne Farm Show Digital Deals!

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Ind vs SL Live Blog; Live cricket scores and commentary

first_imgPhew! India made a meal of this in the final overs of the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka from Hambantota on Saturday. Score | Photos Sangakkara played a wonderful knock and Thisara chipped in with a wonderful cameo. But, in the end, the asking rate was too much and Sri Lanka were always behind the eight ball. Malinga got some batting practice towards the end. Barring Irfan Pathan who bowled well, all the Indian bowlers were carted around. The Indian fielding was also very sloppy and they have a lot of work to do ahead of the second ODI.Ind vs SL: India 314/6 (Kohli 106, Sehwag 96) beat Sri Lanka 293/9 (Sangakkara 133; Irfan Pathan 2/37) by 21 runs10:45 pm | 49.6 overs: Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run, India win by 21 runs, yorker length ball on the off stump, Malinga jams it hard to extra cover and he does not take the single, he is just walking to the other end as the fielder throws it to Dhoni, Malinga could have been run-out but Dhoni does not whip the bails off, good win this for India.49.6 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run, India win by 21 runs. 49.5 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, SIX, straight down the ground  49.4 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, FOUR, poor bowling this from Umesh, another short delivery that sits up nicely for Malinga on the stumps, he backs away and muscles the pull to the deep square leg fence  49.3 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run, Umesh comes round the wicket and bowls a short ball on middle, Malinga mistimes the pull to the leg side  49.2 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, SIX, oh boy, he has really hammered that, slow and short delivery outside off, Malinga fetches it from outside off stump and swats it crisply over the ropes at deep mid wicket  49.1 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run, full and slower delivery on middle, Malinga drills it to long on and he does not take the single advertisementRight, barring a massive miracle, India have sealed the deal. Umesh will bowl the final over. 10:38 pm | 39 overs: Sri Lanka require another 38 runs with 1 wicket and 6 balls remaining.Last man Nuwan Kulasekara, right handed bat, comes to the crease48.2 overs: WICKET! That’s the 9th one for SL. Irfan Pathan to Thisara Perera, out Caught by Virat Kohli!! That could be the end of the innings. Full ball on the stumps, Perera again clears the front leg and looks to launch it down the ground, he miscues it and Kohli at long on takes a simple catch. Thisara Perera c Virat Kohli b Irfan Pathan 44(28) [4s-3 6s-1] (SL 275/9 in 48.2 overs)  Lasith Malinga, right handed bat, comes to the crease 10:30 pm | 47.3 overs: WICKET! Umesh Yadav to Thisara Perera, out Herath Run Out!! 1 run completed. Wonderful fielding from Raina. Full ball just outside off, Perera clears the front leg and blasts it down to long off, Raina fumbles slightly and Herath decides to take the second run belatedly, Raina fires the throw at the bowler’s end, the ball bounces a couple of times before hitting the stumps, Herath is well short of the crease. Herath run out (Raina) 0(1) (SL 271/8 in 47.3 overs) Rangana Herath, left handed bat, comes to the crease 10:28 pm | 47.1 overs: WICKET! And Umesh gets rid of the man India wanted! Umesh Yadav to Sangakkara, out Bowled!! Umesh gets a massive wicket and that ends a fantastic knock. Sangakkara was walking to the off side as he looks to paddle it down to fine leg, but Umesh stays calm and bowls a full and straight delivery from round the wicket on leg stump, Sangakkara misses the paddle and the ball crashes into the leg stump. Sangakkara b Umesh Yadav 133(151) [4s-12] (SL 269/7 in 47.1 overs)10: 14 pm | 44.6 overs: Zaheer to Thisara Perera, FOUR, awesome shot from Perera, full ball and in the slot outside off, Perera clears the front leg and winds up to thrash it straight down the ground for a boundary, 14 runs in that over and this contest is very much alive. Sri Lanka are 254/6 at the stage with Sangakkara batting on 126 and Perera on 36.44.4 overs: Zaheer to Thisara Perera, FOUR, this is good batting here, a sharp bouncer from Zaheer on the stumps, Perera swivels and attempts the hook, takes the top edge and goes behind the keeper, rolls to the fine leg fence, that is also the fifty run partnership between these two.  10 00 pm | 41.6 overs: Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, appeal for a run-out, fetches that from outside off stump, drags it wide of deep midwickt, a throw on the bounce from the deep, Dhoni collects and flips it onto the stumps, Sanga’s trying hard to make it back for the second, his bat appears to be on the line at the time that the bails are dislodged. It may just be on the line, and the umpire’s taking his time. A close call that, the angle from behind the stumps seems to give a clearer indication but since it’s a very close call, and not 100% conclusive, the benefit of the doubt has gone to the batsman. Not out, says the third umpire.advertisement9:50 pm | 40 overs: Sri Lanka are 203/6 with Sangakkara batting on 104 while new man Thisara Perera is on 6. Sanga is keeping the Indians a bay.9:45 pm | 38.6 overs: Century up for Sangakkara! A resolute one too. Ashwin to Sangakkara, 1 run, angled in on the pads, Sangakkara pushes it to long on to get to his 14th ODI century, it is his fifth against India, well played Sanga. His ton came off just 125 balls and included 9 boundaries.Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease 9:42 pm | 38.2 overs: WICKET! Ashwin to Thirimanne, out Lbw!! Fine bowling this from Ashwin. This is the carrom ball and it skids through on middle and leg stump, Thirimanne is caught back on the crease as he tries to work it to the leg side, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Ashwin appeals and the umpire raises the finger to send Thirimanne back on his way. Thirimanne lbw b Ashwin 7(10) (SL 191/6 in 38.2 overs) .37.1 overs: Zaheer to Thirimanne, 3 runs, in the air but safe, shortish ball just outside off, Thirimanne looks to slog it over mid wicket, he swings too hard and the ball squirts off the outside edge and goes over Kohli, it rolls away to third man but Kohli puts in the slide and saves a runLahiru Thirimanne, left handed bat, comes to the crease. Two slips in place for Thirimanne. 9:35 pm | 35.2 overs: WICKET! Zaheer to Mathews, out Caught by Gambhir!! Clever bowling this from Zaheer. It was the knuckle ball and he lands it on a short of length, it kicks up from the deck outside off as Mathews makes room and looks to slash it over point, the ball hits the bat high on the splice and the miscued shot is safely taken at point by Gambhir. Mathews c Gambhir b Zaheer 7(17) (SL 172/5 in 35.2 overs) 9:10 pm | 32 overs: Drinks! Sri Lanka are 151/4 at the stage with Sangakkara holding fort on 70 while Mathews is batting on 4. Sri Lanka are still too far off the margin and need to score at 9.11 runs an over in order to overhaul the target of 315. India clearly have an edge here.9:00 pm | 30 overs: Sri Lanka are 137/4 at the stage with Kumar Sangakkara (60*) and new man Angelo Mathews (1*) in the middle.Angelo Mathews, right handed bat, comes to the crease8:54 pm | 28.3 overs: WICKET! Ojha to Mahela Jayawardene, out Lbw!! Mahela departs and Sri Lanka are in trouble here. The arm ball from Ojha and it goes straight on, Mahela lunges forward and attempts the paddle, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Ojha appeals and the finger is raised from umpire Oxenford, that ball pitched in line and would have hit off stump. Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Ojha 12(8) [4s-1] (SL 132/4 in 28.3 overs)advertisementMahela Jayawardene, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Sangakkara is holding fort amidst the ruins. 8:40 pm | 25.2 overs: WICKET! Umesh Yadav to Chandimal, out Caught by Dhoni!! Umesh gets a vital wicket. Good length ball outside off and it straightens, Chandimal gets forward and pushes at it from slightly away from the body, gets a thick outside edge that is taken by Dhoni. Chandimal c Dhoni b Umesh Yadav 13(19) [4s-1] (SL 117/3 in 25.2 overs) 8:38 pm | 24.5 overs: 50 up for Sanga! Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, flatter ball just outside off, Sangakkara clips it to mid wicket and runs hard, takes a couple to get to his 73rd ODI fifty, well played by Sanga, 16th against India.8:30 pm | 22.6 overs: Ashwin to Chandimal, FOUR, superbly played by Chandimal, Ashwin bowls this on the pads and Chandimal thwacks it to deep backward square leg, he threaded the gap nicely there. That brings up the 100 for Sri Lanka. They still have a mountain to climb.8:20 pm | 20 overs: Sri Lanka are 88/2 at the stage with Kumar Sangakkara batting on 38 and new man in the middle, Dinesh Chandimal on 1. The run rate at the moment is a poor 4.40 while the require run rate has escalated to 7.56 runs an over – tough ask for the Lankans.Dinesh Chandimal, right handed bat, comes to the crease8:15 pm | 18.5 overs: WICKET! Ashwin to Tharanga, out Caught by Sehwag!! That’s a good catch by Sehwag! Ashwin built the pressure with some dot balls and gets his reward. Gets this to bounce and turn a bit, Tharanga looks for the cut and gets a thick edge, Dhoni tries to take but it goes off his gloves to 1st slip where Sehwag takes a sharp overhead catch. The partnership was beginning to grow in strength and has been broken at a right time. Tharanga c Sehwag b Ashwin 28(47) [4s-2] (SL 86/2 in 18.5 overs)8:00 pm | 15 overs: Sri Lanka are 68/1 at the stage with Tharanga (22*) and Sangakkara (25*) in the middle.7:40 pm | 10 overs: Sri Lanka are 41/1 at the stage with Tharanga (13*) and Sangakkara in the middle (11*). The two are batting steadily after the early loss in the form of Dilshan’s wicket.7:13 pm | 5 overs: Sri Lanka are 22/1 at the stage with opener Upul Tharanga (1*) and one-down batsman Kumar Sangakkara (5*) in the middle.Kumar Sangakkara, left handed bat, comes to the crease 6:56 pm | 1.2 overs: WICKET! And Pathan strikes early! Irfan Pathan to Dilshan, out Lbw!! He has given him! That didn’t look out initially but let’s have a look at the replays. Replays in, and I’m not convinced still. Pitched on length on middle and nipped in, Dilshan was rooted to the crease and hit high on the pads. I think that might have gone over the stumps, Dilshan can’t believe it but Irfan Pathan strikes early. Sehwag will be relieved.. Dilshan lbw b Irfan Pathan 6(6) [4s-1]  (SL 9/1 in 1.2 overs)0.3 overs: Zaheer to Dilshan, no run, catch dropped by Sehwag. The favour is returned. Dilshan dropped Sehwag on 0, Sehwag drops Dilshan on 4. Simplest of chances at 1st slip. Have to feel for Zak – bowled a perfect outswinger and got the outside edge, went at a comfortable height to Sehwag but he miraculously managed to spill it.6:45 pm | 0.1 over: Zaheer to Tharanga, no run, good start that for Zaheer! Perfect length and perfect channel just outside off, straightens after pitching and beats Tharanga’s pokeSRI LANKA INNINGS: Target 315INDIA INNINGS – 314/6 in 50 overs (Sehwag 96, Kohli 106; Perera 3/70) India will be happy with the effort. They’re playing after a long break but they didn’t look rusty at all. Gambhir fell early but Sehwag and Kohli put on a huge 150+ stand. Sehwag fell short of his century but Kohli carried on and got his 12th ODI ton.  Sri Lanka, on the other hand, were sloppy on the field throughout. They dropped catches, missed a few run out chances and looked tired on the field. They will have to show a lot more energy if they are to chase this down. Join us shortly for the chase.6:16 | 49.6 overs: INNINGS! Thisara Perera to Irfan Pathan, 1 run, another low full toss, Pathan whips it to deep mid wicket, ends the innings with a single. India post 314 – a massive total thanks to Virat Kohli’s ton and Sehwag impressive 96 at the top.  6:15 pm | 49.5 overs: Thisara Perera to Irfan Pathan, 2 runs, catch dropped and 2 runs added. Poor, poor stuff from Thirimanne. Pathan mishits the lofted shot to long on where Thirimanne drops a sitter. Perera is furious, he isn’t happy with that fielding effort 6:14 pm | 49.3 overs: Thisara Perera to Irfan Pathan, no run, a bump-ball! Perera on a hat-trick. They’re appealing for a caught and bowled. Was it a bump-ball? The umpires are checking with the TV umpire. Is it another hat-trick for Perera? No. It hit the pitch before it flew to Perera. Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease 6:12 pm | 49.2 overs: WICKET! And Dhoni’s helicopter fails to clear the man at the boundary. Thisara Perera to Dhoni, out Caught by Thirimanne!! Another good catch! And suddenly, Perera is on a hat-trick. Full and straight, Dhoni tries the helicopter whip-lash again but doesn’t get enough power behind it, Dhoni c Thirimanne b Thisara Perera 35(29) [4s-3 6s-1] (IND 307/6 in 49.2 overs) Irfan Pathan, left handed bat, comes to the crease6:10 pm | 49.1 overs: WICKET! Raina falls in the last over of the innings. Thisara Perera to Raina, out Caught by (sub)Senanayake!! Good catch that but Raina will be unhappy to miss out on a scoring opportunity. It was a full toss and Raina tried to heave it over the on side, mistimed it completely and hit it high towards mid wicket, Raina c (sub)Senanayake b Thisara Perera 50(45) [4s-3 6s-1] (IND 307/5 in 49.1 overs)6:07 pm | 48.3 overs: 50 up for Raina! Malinga to Raina, 1 run, missed run out! And it nearly injured Raina as well! Amidst all this, Raina has got to his FIFTY.5:55 pm | 46.1 overs: Malinga to Raina, SIX, they can get more than 300 if Raina continues to bat like that. That’s the first 6 of the match. In the slot for him and he lofts it over long on, 92 meters says the official reading. Big hit indeed.5:50 pm | 45 overs: India are 260/4 at the stage with Suresh Raina (30*) and MS Dhoni (14*) in the middle.MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease 5:23 pm | 39.6 overs: WICKET! And Virat Kohli falls on the last ball of Perera’s over and that ends a brilliant knock from Kohli – yet another century for him – that’s this 12th one in ODIs. Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, out Caught by (sub)Senanayake!! Gone now! Good bowling by Perera – he bowls a slow, loopy leg cutter and invites Kohli to go for the big shot, Kohli obliges and tries to drive it over extra cover but doesn’t get the elevation. Senanayake is sharp and takes a good overhead catch. Virat Kohli c (sub)Senanayake b Thisara Perera 106(113) [4s-9] (IND 228/4 in 39.6 overs)Stats: Kohli’s ton came off his 106 balls and was decorated with nine fours.5:13 pm | 37.4 overs: Malinga to Virat Kohli, 1 run, there it is! 12th ODI CENTURY for Virat Kohli. Drives a fullish ball to sweeper cover and gets there with a single, that’s his 4th ton against Sri Lanka – he loves batting against them. Removes his helmet and raises his bat to the cheers. He’s happy, and not angry. Good to see.  5:05 pm | 35.5 overs: Mathews to Raina, no run, Mathews is pleading for an lbw but I guess that pitched outside leg. 5:00 pm | 35 overs: India are 194/3 at the stage with Kohli batting on 84 and new man in the middle Suresh Raina on 1.4:56 pm | 33.6 overs: WICKET! And Rohit falls on the very over in which the Lankans took the bowling Powerplay! Mathews to Rohit Sharma, out Bowled!! Timbah! Rohit Sharma can be a bit lazy at the start of his innings and Mathews has hit the top of off stump with one that nipped in. Rohit was stuck on the crease and a bit late in bringing his bat down and that proved to be his downfall. Angelo is all smiles and Sri Lanka are fighting back. Rohit Sharma b Mathews 5(8) (IND 191/3 in 33.6 overs).4:52 pm | 33 overs: India are 187/2 at the stage with Kohli on 80 and new man Rohit Sharma on 3. Sri Lanka decide to take bowling Powerplay. A good move with Sharma still new to the crease.Rohit Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease 4:43 pm | 31.3 overs: WICKET! Run out and Sehwag falls 4 short of his ton! Poor decision there was absolutely no need for a risky single there. Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, out Sehwag Run Out!! Expect Sehwag to commit harakiri and he does just that. There was no way he could’ve got a single as the ball was played to the left of the bowler who turned around and hit direct at Sehwag’s end. Sehwag run out (Thisara Perera) 96(97) [4s-10] (IND 180/2 in 31.3 overs).4:37 pm | 30 overs: India are cruising along on 130/1 at the stage with Sehwag batting on 95 and Kohli on 67.4:35 pm | 29.2 overs: Thisara Perera to Sehwag, 2 runs, worst cricket all around. To start off Sehwag played a lazy pull and a lazier effort from Malinga running in from fine leg.4:30 pm | 29.1 overs: Thisara Perera to Sehwag, FOUR, lot of room for Sehwag to play his favorite cut shot. Slashed away over point and beat third man comfortably. Moves into the nineties now.4:18 pm | 25 overs: India are 135/1 at the stage with both Sehwag and Kohli way past their half-tons.4:10 pm | 22.4 overs: 50 up for Kohli as well. Herath to Virat Kohli, 1 run, driven to long off, and that brings up 22nd ODI fifty for Virat Kohli. His amazing dream run continues in ODIs – this is his 5th successive score of 50 or more in the shorter format of the game.4:00 pm | 20 overs: India are 104/1 at the stage with Virender Sehwag (56*) and Virat Kohli (41*) batting steadily against the Sri Lankans.3:56 pm | 18.6 overs: Herath to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag spoils the good work done earlier in the over by Herath, that’s bowled flat and short on middle and he paddles it really fine, short fine gives chase but can’t drag it back in, 100 up for India.3:50 pm | 16.6 overs: 50 up for Sehwag. Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, gets to his 38th ODI fifty with a calm drive to long on. His 6th against Sri Lanka and though this has been Sehwag’s best knock, he has gutsed it out. Raises his bat to his mates. India are 89/1 at the stage.3:40 pm | 15 overs: Drinks! India are 75/1 at the stage with Virender Sehwag (42*) and Virat Kohli (28*) in the middle.14.4 overs: Perera to Sehwag, 1 run, appeal for lbw, Sehwag did move across to whip it square, short of a good length, got a thin inside edge, they scramble a quick single.3:20 pm | 10.4 overs: DROPPED! Perera to Kohli, no run, dropped, but this was a really difficult chance, Thisara was in his follow through, Kohli pushed one uppishly to the left of the bowler and he dived to his left, stuck out his left hand, but just couldn’t hold on.3:18 pm | 10.2 overs: Thisara Perera to Sehwag, no run, Kula came charging forward and seemed to have pulled off a blinder at mid off. But the replays proved inconclusive and the Benefit of Doubt went to Sehwag.Has Sehwag holed out? He isn’t walking. What a catch by Kula at mid off. Replays show that it may have bounced in front of Kula. Tony Greig on air has already declared it out. But his opinion doesn’t matter. What matters is the opinion of the TV umpire who has been called into play. Amidst all this Kula immediately went to ground after catching the ball, he might have pulled his hammy. He was holding his left leg. The TV umpire is taking a lot of looks at the replays which generally means one thing – the BOD will go to Sehwag. Will it be the same this time as well? Not-out is the decision and in the end the right call has been made. 3:15 pm | 10 overs: India are 45/1 at the stage with opener Virender Sehwag, who is making a comeback, and vice-captain Virat Kohli in the middle. Mathews to Virat Kohli, no run, full outside off, Virat Kohli drives well and finds cover. 2:55 pm | 4.6 overs: India are 18/1 at the stage with Sehwag and Kohli in the middle. Nuwan Kulasekara to Virat Kohli, no run, solid forward defence to end the over from Virat Kohli. Harsha Bhogle tweets: oh dear, absolutely nobody in hambantota…..as evening descends maybe….?Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease  2: 45 | 2.2 overs: WICKET! And the opener walks… Nuwan Kulasekara to Gambhir, out Bowled!! Dilshan will be a happy man. After nearly being run-out last ball, Gambhir falls to the next one. Bowled around his legs. Exposed his leg stump as he tried to flick, it hit the pad and then ricocheted onto the stumps. Not a great delivery, but a wicket is a wicket. A soft one at that and India are 7/1 in the third over. Gambhir b Nuwan Kulasekara 3(6) (IND 7/1 in 2.2 overs)  2:35 pm | 0.6 overs: Nuwan Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, big inswinger, drifting down leg, catches Sehwag on the pad who missed his flick. India are 2/0 at the stage. A regulation start there.Kohli: The break was good. It was good to get away from the game after a long season. We didn’t have the best of tours in England and Australia so the break was much needed. I’ve been preparing the same way as I did before, so nothing much has changed. I don’t like to throw away my wicket – that’s something I learnt, batting at the number 3 position. I just go out there and analyse my game according to the wicket and the situation. I don’t think about my batting when I’m waiting in the pavilion. I start thinking about it only when I walk in to bat. It is not going to be easy for us, hopefully we can start the series on a winning note.  Teams:  Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Mahela Jayawardene(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath India (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav Mahela: It has been a tough season for us but the boys are working really hard. The results have come our way so the boys are confident. We should try and match India in the energy level despite having a busy season so far. The youngsters have played a part in our successes so a lot of things to look forward to in the series. Jeevan Mendis goes out, Herath comes in. Dhoni: I’ve been practising tosses during the off days so it’s good to win a toss! It looks a good pitch, it looks hard but not as hard as the practice wickets that we got. The breeze may be a factor as well. We’ll bat first. We want Pathan to play – he will be an all-rounder and both Ojha and Ashwin are playing as well. 2:00 pm | India have won the toss and elected to batlast_img read more

Photo: Check Out This Michigan Fan’s Incredible Charles Woodson Tattoo

first_imgFans watch a Michigan Wolverines flag after a score against the Illinois Fighting Illini.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Fans watch a Michigan Wolverines flag after a score against the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***The image of Charles Woodson walking off the Michigan Stadium field with a rose in between his teeth following the Wolverines’ victory against Ohio State is an iconic one for those associated with the program. One Michigan fan has gotten said image tattooed on their body. Check out this incredible piece of art a Wolverines’ fan recently had done: First tattoo is done. #GoBlue. 〽️ pic.twitter.com/pFwAweC8zt— Honey Breezy (@BHugh_215) March 1, 2015Woodson, the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, helped Michigan win the Rose Bowl and a share of the national championship that season.last_img read more

Global vanilla prices squeeze margins for ice cream cupcake makers

first_imgTORONTO – Prepare to shell out a little more for the sweet treats of spring and summer as a global surge in the price of vanilla makes its impact at some small-batch ice cream shops and neighbourhood bakeries.The cost of the foodie staple has been on the rise for years, but is now starting to really be felt on retail shelves and mom-and-pop eateries that pride themselves on natural ingredients, say observers.That includes Toronto cupcake master Verge Manuel, who says the hike is exacerbating various financial pressures on his two gourmet shops, called Dlish.“There are certain forces that we have no control over which is the pricing of certain ingredients that we have to obviously pass along at some point because you can’t absorb it anymore,” says Manuel, whose brand revolves around the use of real Madagascar vanilla.“One of the rising costs is vanilla, absolutely.”When Dlish started seven years ago, Manuel says vanilla prices generally increased 10 per cent a year. But two years ago it doubled for him, and last year it went up five-fold.Vanilla prices are the highest they’ve ever been, says David van der Walde, director of Montreal-based vanilla importing company Aust & Hachmann Canada.He says the wholesale price now runs as high as C$850 per kilogram for premium beans — a 10 per cent increase from last year, which was 30 per cent more than the year before that.Five years ago, you could get vanilla for as little as US$20 per kilogram, adds van der Walde, calling that price “excruciatingly low.”It rose quickly as consumers began demanding natural ingredients in everything from chocolates to cakes to yogurt.So big food companies responded, with Hershey’s among the power players that announced a switch to real vanilla in 2015 for their chocolate bars.Meanwhile, increased demand coincided with shrinking supplies, says van der Walde, noting that less-established plantations outside of Madagascar gave up on the labour-intensive crop because prices were low.“And then the price starts to go up again,” he says.Things only got worse in March 2017 when a cyclone hit Madagascar, the world’s leading producer of vanilla, destroying a good portion of their output for 2018.Ever since then, ice cream maker Cyril Chalykoff says he can barely secure enough of the richly flavoured beans to keep production going.“We’re getting to the point now where it’s getting very, very, short supply,” says Chalykoff, president of London Ice Cream based in London, Ont.“We’re just scrambling. We’re scrambling.”Vanilla is pretty much synonymous with ice cream, he adds, scoffing at the possibility of dropping the flavour from his menu.“That’s like saying to a Canadian, ‘You can’t have coffee anymore.’”For now, he’s absorbing the cost, but with margins shrinking, he admits he’s weighed the pros and cons of charging more.“It’s unfortunate because a lot of people don’t really recognize the difference between one vanilla to the next, and you really get lumped in with (other) vanilla ice cream,” he says.“If we go up in our pricing a little bit then some customers won’t appreciate that, won’t understand it.”Even the big companies feel the impact, such as Nestle Canada and its naturally flavoured Real Dairy brand.Catherine O’Brien, senior vice president of corporate affairs, says in an emailed statement there are no plans to raise ice cream prices, but they are “continually managing ingredient and commodity costs across all of our product portfolios.”Smaller players are undoubtedly struggling, van der Walde says.“We sell vanilla beans directly to small ice cream shops here in Montreal who use them and they’re freaking out over the prices,” he said.Michelle Chow, president of the Vanilla Food Company, says she hears the same concerns from her ice cream clients, who tell her they expect to raise prices to keep pace.Chow’s online store sells to home bakers and commercial kitchens, with varied vanilla clients including soap makers, tea sellers and breweries.She says many have had to switch from whole beans or ground powder to more affordable options, such as extract or vanilla paste. But those, too, have gone up in price.“We kind of just changed a little of our focus to chocolate-supplying versus the vanilla so that our company can sustain as well,” says Chow, based in Markham, Ont.Chow admits she even finds herself rationing the product at home when she bakes with her kids.“Before it was more like, ‘Oh, a splash of this,’” she chuckles. “Now it’s like ‘No, no, no!’ You measure it to a T.”Chalykoff says his worst-case scenario would be to use vanillin, a common flavouring alternative that comes in natural and synthetic versions.“Our main vanilla supplier, what they’re offering now is a blend; they’re cutting it with a vanillin-type thing, which is a compromise,” he says.“We’re not at that point, yet. I’ll pay whatever I’ve got to pay but if it’s not available, it’s not available and what can you do, right?”Van der Walde says supply is actually on the upswing, and that prices are plateauing. But not all suppliers stock up if they know clients will balk at the price.As for this year’s Madagascar harvest, he says that runs May to August, but the beans — which are actually the fruit of an orchid — are harvested green, and need six months to prepare for export.That means a fresh influx isn’t expected before fall, with the best beans not expected until November or December, says van der Walde.The market is driven by big industrial buyers like the flavour company McCormick — not loyal customers of gourmet shops or grocery stores, he adds.“They buy 80 per cent of the vanilla out there, so they’re the ones that determine how high the market can go,” says van der Walde.“As long as they’re willing to pay US$550 or US$600 per kilogram, the market is happy to oblige them.”last_img read more

Feds mull further changes to carbon tax plan amid US tax changes

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal carbon pricing system for heavy emitters, softened last week to ease the impact on Canadian industry, could be amended even further this fall as Ottawa looks to address competitiveness fears in corporate Canada fuelled by U.S. tax cuts, tariffs and environmental policy roll backs.Environment Canada also now has to consult on the proposed plan with more than a dozen industrial sectors specific to Ontario that weren’t originally expected to be affected by the federal carbon pricing program because Ontario had its own system — now scrapped by Doug Ford’s new provincial government.That includes the auto sector, which is the next possible target for President Donald Trump’s tariffs, and breweries, who are paying more for their cans from the aluminum tariffs Trump has already imposed.Steel, which also had tariffs imposed by the U.S. in June, was one of the industries given the biggest break by Ottawa last week when Environment Minister Catherine McKenna increased the amount of emissions companies can produce before they have to start paying the carbon price. Those changes came after six months of consultations with affected industries who warned the government the proposed system was too onerous and could compel some of them to consider leaving Canada altogether.Manufacturers of steel, iron, lime, cement and nitrogen fertilizer will now have to pay the carbon price only on emissions that exceed 90 per cent of the average emissions in their sector. Other companies that produce more than 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, will pay the carbon price on anything over 80 per cent.The original proposal McKenna made in January was to set that cap at 70 per cent for all industry.John Moffet, the associate assistant deputy minister at Environment and Climate Change Canada, said Thursday those changes may not be the last, and that economic pressures facing companies from things like U.S. tariffs are among the factors being looked at.“I would say the government is open to further changes across the board,” said Moffet.Environment Canada officials met with representatives from more than a dozen Ontario industries, including auto and auto parts manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and a number of chemical firms, last week to begin the process of assessing how their competitiveness might be affected by the carbon price. The federal system will only be applicable in provinces without a federally approved carbon price system of their own.Although Ottawa won’t be assessing which provinces have such plans until September, Moffet said when the original consultations took place, the federal government analysed and consulted industries only in provinces that were expected to use the federal pricing program.The changes to the system have become political fodder for carbon price opponents — particularly the federal Conservatives and their provincial counterparts in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta — who argue that scaling back the program to reduce the impact on business is an admission the carbon pricing system is bad for the economy. They want Ottawa to scrap the entire carbon pricing plan.The government says the plan all along was to set an initial target and then amend it after more specific review, and that the changes made will not have a material impact on the amount of greenhouse gases that will be cut from Canada’s total annual emissions. Moffet said the incentives to reduce emissions remain, even with a higher cap.Corporate Canada may also get help this fall from Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who is spending the summer listening to a wide range of perspectives on Canada’s competitiveness challenges. For months now Canadian businesses have been firing off warnings that Canada is at a deep disadvantage after recent changes like U.S. corporate tax reforms.Business associations want Ottawa to cut corporate taxes in Canada, arguing the U.S. tax changes could end up inflicting more damage on the Canadian economy than the possible termination of the North American Free Trade Agreement.A spokeswoman for Morneau said if he is to make any adjustments, they would be announced in his fall economic statement.The draft regulations finalizing the industrial component of Canada’s carbon pricing scheme are also expected this fall, with the final regulations not expected until the summer of 2019.last_img read more